train operators

  • Gabriel: You took out four of our trained operatives with a rusty six shooter, and nearly killed our commander.
  • Jesse: Duh. The idiot was storming a Deadlock base wearing a bright blue coat. Everything about him practically screamed “shoot me, I’m important!”
  • Submitted by luckymasie

The tribal delegation visiting Sheikh Abdelraouf al-Dhahab was still talking in the very early hours of the morning last Sunday when his nephew, Abdullah, noticed strangers approaching on foot across the rocky, inhospitable terrain of central Yemen.

“Who are you?” Abdullah called out into the night. “Who are you?”

The men shot him dead.

Startled by the gunfire, the Dhahab family scrambled to take up its own weapons and defend its house.

According to accounts by locals, this was the way the battle began with U.S. special operations forces and some of their allies, which would unfold over several hours on the ground — and end with an aerial bombardment.

By dawn, one American sailor was dead and three other service members were injured. Locals say numerous civilians, including women and nine children, were among the Yemenis killed. The U.S. military has opened an investigation, and U.S. military officials tell NPR that civilians were indeed among the victims.

Taken together, claims and counterclaims from the U.S. military and local residents described a chaotic operation, one that drew sharp criticism from Yemeni officials who usually support the U.S. The aftermath of the raid shows the potential dangers if the U.S. military relaxes its current restrictions about using force and protecting civilians, which President Donald Trump has asked the Pentagon to review.

Yemen Aftermath: Trump’s First Military Raid Continues To Raise Questions

Photo: Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Meranda Keller/U.S. Navy
Caption: Navy SEALs participate in special operations urban combat training in 2012. The training exercise familiarizes special operators with urban environments and tactical maneuvering during night and day operations.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Hostage Rescue Team.
Law Enforcement’s Tier 1 Counter-Terrorism unit.

The FBI Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) is the counter-terrorism and hostage rescue unit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The HRT is trained to rescue American citizens and allies who are held hostage by hostile forces, usually terrorists and/or criminals. The Hostage Rescue Team was founded in 1982 by Danny Coulson, former Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI, and completed its final certification exercise in October 1983.

It was originally composed of 50 operators. However, this number has since increased to well over 90 full-time operators. The HRT commonly functions as a high-level national SWAT team in extremely sensitive or dangerous situations. Today, it is part of the Tactical Support Branch of the FBI’s Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG) and is based at the FBI Academy at the Quantico Marine Corps Base, in Stafford County, Virginia.

The primary roles of the HRT are hostage rescue and counter-terrorism. Secondary roles of the HRT include:

- Apprehending barricaded subjects
- Executing helicopter operations and rescue missions
- Executing mobile assaults
- Performing high-risk raids, searches, arrests, and warrants
- Coordinating manhunt and rural operations
- Providing force protection for FBI personnel overseas

To a lesser extent, the HRT may deploy teams or individual operators to act as snipers, or to provide protective service details for certain high-profile federal witnesses or dignitaries. Teams provide support for missions overseas and support Joint Terrorism Task Forces. Teams at home and abroad perform typical law enforcement activities, such as making arrests, processing scenes for evidence recovery, and testifying in court.

The HRT has provided traditional law enforcement during hurricane relief operations, tactical surveys, and special events such as the Olympic Games, presidential inaugurations, and political conventions.

Prospective HRT operators are selected based upon their background and experience, as well as their demonstrated performance during the HRT selection course. The rigorous two-week selection process includes long-distance runs, forced marches, obstacle courses, and other tests of physical and mental stamina. Throughout the entire selection process, candidates are evaluated on their ability to think under pressure and to perform while physically exhausted. After a six-month initial training period known as “New Operator Training School” (“NOTS”), they are headquartered at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Both the selection course and NOTS are near mirror images of the 1st SFOD-D (“Delta Force”) selection and training courses, with some minor adjustments for mission differences. Experienced HRT operators assigned to observer/sniper teams are sent to the United States Marine Corps Scout Sniper Basic Course. After successfully completing the course, they receive further instruction from HRT snipers. Maritime platoon operators are sent to a variety of maritime special operations courses, including Phase II of U.S. Navy BUD/S at Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado, California. HRT operators receive other specialized interoperability training from various U.S. Special Operations Command entities. HRT operators also conduct training with Allied nation counter-terrorism units such as the British SAS and German GSG-9.

When not operationally deployed, the HRT conducts full-time training for its members at various sites across the country. Two to three hours each day are set aside for physical training, a defensive tactics session, and combative training. One day a week is devoted to maintaining either perishable skills (such as fast roping, breaching, and photography) or specialized skills (such as mobile assaults, manhunt and rural operations), maritime operations, helicopter operations, parachuting, weapons of mass destruction training (provided by the United States Department of Energy), and cold weather operations. Three days are spent honing sniping or close quarters combat skills on the various training ranges available to the team. Biweekly, one day is allotted for gear maintenance. Discretionary time to be used by team leaders is built into the schedule. During a routine week of training, it is not unusual for HRT operators to fire 1,000 rounds of ammunition to keep their shooting skills honed. Every 12 to 18 months, the HRT also participates in at least one major combined exercise that may involve a variety of governmental entities, such as the FBI and the departments of Defense, State, Energy, and Homeland Security.

Three teams rotate through three 120-day cycles: training, operations, and support. During the training cycle, the team refreshes its skills and takes part in exercises, attends other courses, or trains with foreign and domestic units. During the operations cycle, the team is available for deployment (domestic or foreign). During the support cycle, the team works on special projects, maintains the HRT’s equipment, and conducts research.

The HRT is known to conduct joint training exercises and participate in exchange programs with US military units such as the US Army’s Combat Applications Group (otherwise known as 1st SFOD-D or Delta Force) or the U.S. Navy’s DEVGRU. The HRT routinely trains with other federal tactical teams such as the DEA’s FAST Team, the United States Border Patrol’s BORTAC unit or the United States Capitol Police’s CERT. Occasionally the HRT trains with French GIGN, British SAS and Special Boat Service, Irish Garda ERU, the Australian SAS, German GSG 9, and other international units. In addition to the HRT’s own facilities, the HRT routinely uses private and 1st SFOD-D Delta Force shoot houses and ranges. The HRT has also been known to train at Camp Peary and Harvey Point.

Operant Conditioning in Dog Training

So after reblogging the post earlier discussing negative punishment vs. negative reinforcement, I got 4 or 5 messages asking me to elaborate on the different quadrants and if x tool falls in which quadrant. 

These are the four quadrants:

  • Positive Punishment
  • Negative Punishment
  • Positive Reinforcement
  • Negative Reinforcement 

Positive doesn’t mean good or bad in this context. Positive in the context of operant conditioning means “to add”. You are adding something. That is all it means. Negative in this context means the exact opposite: you are removing something. Again, these terms cannot be understood in terms of every-day semantics. 

Punishment means you are attempting to stop or discourage a behavior. Reinforcement means you are trying to create or encourage a behavior. 

So here is the breakdown: 

Positive Punishment means you are adding something to stop or discourage a behavior. 

Negative Punishment means you are taking something away to stop or discourage a behavior. 

Positive Reinforcement means you are adding something to encourage or create a behavior. 

Negative Reinforcement means you are taking away something to encourage or create a behavior. 

So when people ask questions like “so is this tool positive punishment or negative reinforcement?” it depends on the context of your use. 

The quadrants in and of itself are mere arbitrary nomenclature that you are supposed to cover in dog training 101 and then move on from there. The tools you use cannot be neatly labeled and put into a corresponding quadrant box. I’m continually surprised at the number of people who don’t think that a head collar can be an aversive tool, or that a reward isn’t always food. 

Even a flat collar can be used as a tool for positive punishment. The tool itself is neutral, just like the quadrants. It is how you apply them that determines whether it is positive punishment or something else. 

So what do these quadrants look like in practice? 

Positive Punishment: Remember, you are adding something to stop a behavior. If my dog is pulling on her leash and I apply a strong force and jerk her backward, I am using positive punishment. If my dog barks at birds and I zap her with an e-collar, or spray her with a garden hose, I am using positive punishment. If I have a prong collar around my dog’s neck and it applies pressure to her when she pulls, I am using positive punishment. 

Negative Reinforcement: Remember, you are taking away something to encourage or create a behavior. If I have prong collar around my dog’s neck and it is applying pressure to her, because she is pulling, and she stops pulling and the pressure is removed, I am using negative reinforcement. Yes, that means that in one single training moment, the prong collar is being used by two quadrants. If I want my dog to sit, and I zap her with an e-collar until she sits, I am using negative reinforcement. 

Positive Reinforcement: Now here is the example, where most R+ trainers lose their minds. I have personally witnessed one person fail their dog trainer exam over this very question, because she could not wrap her head around it. If I tell my dog to sit, and she does not move fast enough, and I zap her with the e-collar once to spurn her on, I am using positive reinforcement.Why? I am adding something (the shock) to create or encourage a behavior (the sit). Here is something I want to stress and I cannot stress it enough: positive reinforcement does not equal force free. You should have seen my face when my teacher told me this. My world view was shattered. The most common and popular example of positive reinforcement is to reward a dog for doing a desired behavior by giving them a treat, but it is not the only example. Use of an aversive can be positive punishment or positive reinforcement or negative reinforcement all at the same time, depending on how you are using it. Aversives are a whole different terminological league. 

Negative Punishment: We are removing something, to stop or discourage a behavior, so an example of this is if I am playing with my dog and she is being too rough, so I leave the room or stop playing with her until she plays nice. Every time she plays too rough, I stop, until she eventually stops being so rough. Another example is if I am teaching her to not pull. She wants to keep walking because she wants to sniff that very cool looking butterfly, but I stop walking because she is pulling and I want her to knock it off. In this moment, she wants nothing more than to keep walking, and I am punishing her by not allowing the walk to continue. Once she stops pulling, we keep walking, which is her reward (positive reinforcement). 

The quadrants were never meant to describe a training style, but to explain the four basic ways we can influence canine behavior during training.R+ training has become an accepted term to describe non-aversive trainers, and many popular and famous dog trainers use it in that way, but it’s technically inaccurate. Positive does not mean “good” in the colloquial sense. It simply means “to add”. And even a “positive” tool can be an aversive, depending on the dog. 

On a final note, no training is ever “purely positive” in a (admittedly extremely) technical sense. We all use negative punishment at some point or another, and that is okay. In terms of dog training terminology, negative is a completely arbitrary word used to describe a course of action. 

It is important to understand the quadrants in their entirety, but don’t spend so much time worrying about whether you’re being a positive enough trainer that you neglect perfectly valid training methods to help your dog, or even condemn a method entirely simply because it has the word “negative” or “punishment” in it. 

A man lives in a foreign country, and his job is to operate the train that connects one town to another. He is not very good at his job, and he is also very greedy. Since his income does not meet his expenses, he decides to steal from his passengers’ fares. At first he steals only a little. However, as he gets more and more greedy, he steals more and more. Eventually, he is caught. The company is furious. Once he has been tried and found guilty, the company asks for the death penalty. The court refuses choosing to banish him from the country instead.

The man moves on to another country, certain that he can dedicate himself to a new life. However the only thing he really understands is operating trains, so before long, he is a train operater in this new country. Unfortunately, the old habits come back, and after a while, he starts stealing from the passengers’ fairs again. Once again, he is eventually caught and taken back to trial. Once he is found guilty, the judge says he sees no hope for reform, since this is the second time the man has been caught doing this. Thus, the judge sentences the man to death.

On the day of execution, the man is placed in the electric chair, and the chair is turned on. Much to the surprise of everyone there, the man is not even hurt. He just sits there, as if nothing is happening. The instrument panel says that the electric chair is working, but the man is completely unaffected! The chair is turned off and on several more times, but the man doesn’t even flinch! Finally, one of the guards asks the man why the electric chair isn’t hurting him, and the man replies, “Well, I’ve always been a really poor conductor.”

lotolle  asked:

Okay BUT: Tasha pretending to be handcuffed to the bed and Bucky's just like "Babe, this is hot but you're a highly trained operative who could bust out of those with literally no tools on hand." "...would you just get over here and ravish me, Mood Ruiner?"

TASHA JUST WANTS TO GET FREAKY BUCKO CAN U BE COOL FOR LIKE ONE SECOND

On Men of Letters, British exceptionalism, different British

The Kendricks school. It’s where the British Men of Letters train their operatives. It’s like our…
Hogwarts?
Exactly. Kendricks is the largest collection of occult lore in the world.

You know, monks like Martin Luther were among the earliest hunters. He even wrote parts of the book you’re holding.
What? This lore dates back to the 16th century?
Yeah. Well, in Europe everything’s old.

After the episode aired I wrote down some thoughts over the Men of Letters (the ones we know of are British, Irish, American - I wouldn’t be surprised if the chapterhouses in the rest of the world were founded by British/Anglo-Saxon colonizers and are not integrated with the lore/systems of dealing with the supernatural of the local cultures) being the heirs of a Germanic, Protestant tradition. Luther obviously can’t be one of the first people in Europe to deal with supernatural creatures, as the ancient world and the middle ages are obviously full of lore, which suggests that the modern concept of hunter/man of letters originated as a form of distancing from the traditional role of the clergy as the people who’d deal with the supernatural. I’ll copy and paste the things I wrote:

I went back to the scene and Mick says ‘monks like Martin Luther were among the earliest hunters’ and I think there are multiple ways to interpret that - I’m thinking that ‘hunters’ in a modern sense was a concept invented in the early modern era, which makes me think that before the 16th century or so there was no such thing as being a ‘hunter’ as a profession, but, at least in Christianity priests and clergy figures in general dealt with the supernatural as Christianity would saw everything ‘unnatural’ as caused by demons and the devil. We even had a mention of the “old-fashioned kind” of Catholic priests in this season, so I’m pretty sure in the middle ages dealing with the supernatural was the job of priests. I mean, even today every diocese or so has at least one exorcist, i.e. a priest specialized in… demonic stuff.

It would make sense that the monks that ‘broke up’ with the Catholic church would be the precursors of the ‘modern’ idea of a ‘hunter’ as a professional figure with no affiliation with the church.

I think that Mick is referring to a ‘modern’ concept, not that they don’t have lore pre-dating Luther - more like, people like Luther wrote ‘modern’ books about hunting, a kind of ‘secular’ hunting non strictly associated to the clergy.

I think that documents pre-dating early modernity are ‘sources’ (like, obviously there is info about sirens in ancient Greek poems, etc) but ever since Luther people have been writing ‘manuals’ for hunting in a modern sense. Of course someone like Aristotle would be writing manuals for hunting back in ancient Greece too, but modern British people would only consider stuff written in a post-middle ages, protestant setting as ‘academical’.

So now that I’m thinking about it, Luther being among the “earliest hunters” makes a lot of sense, if we want to accept a picture of the British Men of Letters being the ‘heirs’ of a growingly secularized, germanic, protestant tradition.

I can easily imagine the concepts of ‘hunter’, ‘man of letters’ etc to be strongly anglo-saxon/germanic and anti-catholic at least in origin. Fits with the whole ‘WASP’ vibe of the Men of Letters that we know of, anyway.

Reblogging myself because I forgot some things…

First of all, the idea of ‘old’, that Europe has a long history and tradition while America is *rolls eyes* young. The whole ‘in Europe everything is old’ idea - which implies that America doesn’t have a long history - makes sense in the mouth of a British character - the colonialism and imperialism in North America comes with the idea that North America was a blank slate that started being filled with civilization consistently since around the 17-18th centuries (there’s the idea that the oldest historical buildings in the US are the neoclassical ones, for instance). Obviously a British person would (even without realizing why exactly) have this stereotype of the ‘old world’ and the ‘new world’ (heck, people here still call Europe and America like that!). In Europe everything is old, in America everything starts when people from Europe brought them! Like there was nothing there before. But I’m kinda digressing with this.

I wanted to add that we know that the Campbells were on the Mayflower - which suggests that the idea of ‘hunters’ in the sense of the Campbells is something imported from Britain around the centuries of early modernity. I can see that the Men of Letters/hunters system as it is intended by the current British Men of Letters is a distinctly British and/or Western European+Protestant concept, and that around the 17th century or so the entire system (the Men of Letters seem to require hunters for their functioning, as they don’t do the field work but they delegate it to the hunters), developed in those times in the Anglo-Saxon/Germanic world was brought to the (sic) New World as it was colonized.

So I’d say it makes sense for the modern ideas on ‘hunters’ and ‘men of letters’ to have been developed through the 16th and 17th centuries in that kind of culture. Of course there have always been equivalents everywhere else - people hunting monsters, writing records about them, etc - but I’d say that what Mick has in mind when talking about hunters is a specific kind of hunters that has developed historically in the specific context of the Protestant world in early modernity, thus it makes sense for him to name Martin Luther as one of the earliest hunters in that sense.

I mean, we have met plenty of Pagan deities that lamented how people used to worship them before Christianity and then they had to hide - I’d say that before Christianity people had a radically different relationship with the supernatural, then Christianity came and turned everything ‘unnatural’ in the work of the devil and his demons. Then early modernity brought anti-catholic sentiment and progressive secularization, and the supernatural became an academical (non-religious) field of study (for men of letters) and a job (for hunters).

This said, I want to consider those quotes by Mick I reported at the beginning of this post. The feeling I get from his words is that he trusts that kind of Germanic-then-Anglo-Saxon protestant tradition to hold the Truth™. He calls the ‘founder’ of protestantism one of the earliest hunters, automatically demoting everything that came before Luther as ‘non hunter’. The fact that they’re using a manual written by Luther and his companions means that they embrace that kind of tradition as their own, they identify with it. The Truth™ about hunting, the supernatural, the occult has started with Luther and is continuing with the work of the Men of Letters in Britain and other countries (but the other countries are not as good as them - they have places like Kendricks that are the best! And they actually do a great job in Britain! Yay!).

You get where I’m going: these British people think they’re better than anyone who is not protestant and anglo-saxon (other protestant people are okay if they’re germanic I suppose). I guess that Americans are kind of a complicated case because in the eyes of people like the BMoL, Americans are weird, even the WASP ones :p so they can be treated as equals only if they accept all the terms of the BMoL…

Anyway. The conclusion we’ve come to is: the British Men of Letters think they are the best and they know everything and they are Right™. Southern Europeans/Catholics and, god forbid!, non Europeans? Nope.

Kendricks is the biggest collection of lore in the world! We get it. But… does it even have the important stuff?

I found this book. It’s a lore book, “the Book of the Damned”.
Sounds legit.
It’s in a library somewhere in Tuscany. It might be a dead end, but I figured…
I’ll go check it out.

They’ve been after me since I dug up the Book of the Damned.
You found it? Where?
After some near misses and some broken into museums, I found historical documents that led to a monastery in Spain. It burned down years ago, left for dead, but, uh, I had this hunch about it. Turned out I was right.

Okay, here’s what I’ve learned so far. About 700 years ago, a nun locked herself away after having visions of darkness. After a few decades squirrelled away by herself, she emerged with this. Each page is made out of slices of her own skin written in her blood. I told you, it’s eekish. According to the notes I found, it’s been owned and used by cults, covens, and even the Vatican had it for a while. There’s a spell inside that thing for everything. Talking some black mass, dark magic, end-of-times nastiness.

The most important spell book in the world was in Spain. Before then, in Italy, apparently. And the Vatican had it at some point. Now, since we know a German family had it, I assume the Vatican had it before the Frankenstein, then the Frankenstein at some point got it for them (possibly one thousand something years ago, if according to Sam “one thousand years of nasty. They made a ton mopping up the black plague. They started the 100 years war” - the black plague started in 1346/7 and the 100 years war started in 1337 so it’s possible that the Frankenstein got the book in the early 14th century).

I assume the Vatican had it before the Stynes (with others in between or not, doesn’t matter). Then the Book went to the Stynes. But then they lost it, as at some point it was in Tuscany, and eventually in Spain. So the book went back to Southern Europe/Catholic territory.

And the Men of Letters? Cuthbert Sinclair knew some stuff - he had some knowledge of the Mark of Cain and the First Blade, he got Nadya’s codex - but we can’t say that if Magnus knew something/deemed something important, then the Men of Letters as a whole knew it/deemed it important.

Basically: the Men of Letters possibly never attempted to get the Book; I mean, if Charlie, a single person, fairly new at that kind of job, recovered it, then it would’ve been a joke for the organization to get it. So, either the Men of Letters didn’t know about the book, or didn’t think it was important, or couldn’t get it from the Frankenstein and gave up even if the Frankenstein did lose the book to someone that brought it to Southern Europe, or (possibly the worst scenario?) knew about the Frankenstein using it and just… let them do their thing.

Anyway, it’s meaningful that the Book of the Damned is associated, other than the Frankenstein and various covens throughout history, to the Vatican, Italy, and Spain. The opposite of the world of Martin Luther and his associates whose footsteps the British Men of Letter seem to be following.

And what about really old stuff? Written by someone, eh, kinda a little more important than Martin Luther?

What am I looking for?
Well, for starters, uh, anything about archaeological dig sites.
Like Indiana Jones stuff?
All we know is that Dick has been digging all over the world, and we need to know what he’s looking for.

We’re in 7x20 and Charlie is looking through Dick’s stuff. Later:

Here we go. Something in his suitcase left Iran last week. Spent the last 72 hours in armored cars and private planes. Whatever it is, it’s coming here for Dick tonight. 

Now, Dick Roman just started looking around the world and found the Leviathan tablet in an archaeological site in Iran. He didn’t find it with special Leviathan powers - just looked around archaeological sites until he found what he needed.

So: the Leviathan tablet was in Iran, no one having dug it up and taken from there before. Would that be impossible for the Men of Letters to find, if the Leviathan (who’d been stuck in Purgatory throughout all of history) found it so fairly easily?

The demon tablet was retrieved by Crowley after he found out about the existence of the tablets. The angel tablet, inside of one of Lucifer’s crypts, is probably the only one that humans couldn’t find on their own, although again Crowley found a lot of Lucifer’s crypts. I am pretty sure that Crowley’s methods of finding things are not really different than the ones an organization with (supposed) knowledge and means like the Men of Letters would use - “human” research and a bit of magic, possibly.

Basically: do the Men of Letters even possess something of big value?

It’s possible that the things of most value they have are the recent inventions (something like the anti-possession egg, for instance, was needed by Rowena and Crowley to get Lucifer out of the vessel and make Rowena’s spell to send him to the cage possible), while the things they’re so proud of - their history, the oldness of their sources… - pale in comparison to the things Dean, Sam, Charlie, Crowley etc have acquired through the years. Heck, 12x12 was about a weapon that Crowley got his hands on in the first place and voluntarily gave Ramiel, and a weapon that an American hunter made and was used by a line of American hunters, then got to Crowley himself, then to the Winchesters… the British Men of Letters were after the second, but wouldn’t have gotten it without the entire Winchester team plus Crowley.

Now, Crowley’s name is popping up a lot, right? Now that I’m thinking about it, the British Men of Letters are proud of possessing ancient lore and fabricating cool technological-slash-magic tools. Now, magic is Rowena’s field, but tools and knowledge? That’s Crowley’s territory. What he does is acquiring knowledge and collecting useful tools.

The British Men of Letters are being framed as opposed to Rowena - in fact, they literally chased her out of her country, and she holds a personal grudge against them, in addition to witches’ general grudge against the Men of Letters in general - but also opposed to Crowley - in fact, “acquiring the Colt” is exactly the first thing we know of Crowley doing, and it’s the first major thing the British Men of Letters do in their American operation. (Have we ever talked about that kind of parallel?)

I wrote “different British” in the title of this post because, while I’ve been talking about the BMoL sense of “British exceptionalism”, we end up having a contrast between them and other British characters that are the opposite of them - in fact, underprivileged British people. Rowena and Crowley both came from utmost poverty, and, well, one’s a woman (abused by a wealthy powerful man, in fact), the other a queer man (both using those elements - womanhood and queerness - as weapons once they found themselves struggling to go up the social ladder).

Now, we’ve had several mentions of Crowley and Rowena in some kind of oppositions to the British Men of Letters. When Dean and Sam get arrested, Cas suggests they call Crowley and Rowena, but Mary refuses, so they call Mick and Ketch instead (first instance of Cas aligning with Crowley and Rowena, Mary with the BMoL). In 12x16, Mick tries to insult Dean by referring to his ‘palling around with demons and witches’.

We’re going to see a situation that will put Crowley and Rowena directly against the British Men of Letters, and if 12x09 is foreshadowing, Cas will side with the former, Mary with the latter. Dean? No doubts. Sam? Mmm.

Rowena, Crowley, Cas and Dean together represent underclass status and queerness; they’re the freaks, each in different ways (but also very similar). The other side has middle/upper class status, privilege and normality. Sam is always tempted by those things, and is being tempted right now…

Masterlist

*List features both finished and upcoming works.

One Direction

Zayn

  1. You Say You’re Fine, But He Knows You’re Not Zayn      
  2. Little Mix Nothing Feels Like You Zayn    

Niall

  1. Promises Kept
  2. Love That Lasts
  3. Night Before Life Goes On
  4. Our Perfect Family
  5. Should’ve Chased Me
  6. Meeting Niall
  7. Second Chances
  8. Emotionally Compromised
  9. Leave Out the Rest
  10. Nothing Feels Like You Niall
  11. Our Perfect Family (Niall Pregnancy)
  12. Love Don’t Come Easy
  13. Crossing Boundaries-Niall

The Arrangement Fanfic

  1. The Arrangement Part 1
  2. The Arrangement Part 2
  3. The Arrangement Part 3
  4. The Arrangement Part 4
  5. The Arrangement Part 5
  6. The Arrangement Part 6
  7. The Arrangement Part 7
  8. The Arrangement Part 8
  9. The Arrangement Part 9
  10. The Arrangement Part 10
  11. The Arrangement Epilogue

Harry

  1. Make It Through The Night
  2. Picture
  3. Birthday Surprise
  4. You Take A Bullet For Him
  5. Meeting Harry
  6. None of the Rest Matters
  7. The Handbook
  8. Stolen -Harry
  9. The Departure Harry
  10. Little Mix Nothing Feels Like You Harry

My Best Friends Wedding Fanfic

  1. My Best Friends Wedding
  2. My Best Friends Wedding Part 2
  3. My Best Friends Wedding Part 3
  4. My Best Friends Wedding Part 4
  5. My Best Friends Wedding Part 5
  6. My Best Friends Wedding Part 6
  7. My Best Friends Wedding Part 7
  8. My Best Friends Wedding Part 8
  9. My Best Friends Wedding Epilogue Part 1
  10. My Best Friends Wedding Epilogue Part 2

Love Like Ours Fanfic

  1. Love Like Ours Prologue
  2. Love Like Ours Part 1

Road Less Traveled Fanfic

  1. Road Less Traveled

Louis 

  1. Summer Back
  2. Any Other Choice
  3. The Color of Jealousy Louis      
  4. Little Mix Nothing Feels Like You Louis  

Liam

  1. Hurt
  2. Difficult Love
  3. Talk To Me
  4. Secret Love
  5. Forcing Out the Truth Liam  
  6. Little Mix Nothing Feels Like You Liam  

Finding The One Fanfic

  1. Finding The One
  2. Finding The One Part 2
  3. Finding The One Part 3
  4. Finding The One Part 4
  5. Finding The One Part 5
  6. Finding The One Part 6
  7. Finding The One Part 7
  8. Finding The One Part 8
  9. Finding The One Part 9

Marvel

Clint Barton (Hawkeye)

  1. Odd Behavior
  2. The Game (Lemon)


Tony Stark (Iron Man)

  1. You’re the Reason
  2. Playlist
  3. Jealousy

Loki

  1. Return of a King (Part I of IV)
  2. Return of a King (Part II of IV)
  3. Return of a King (Part III of IV)
  4. Return of a King (Part IV of IV)
  5. A Long Time Coming (Part I of III) (Lemon)

Bruce Banner (Hulk)

  1. Heartbreak (Part I of II)
  2. Heartbreak (Part II of II)

Thor

  1. Banishment (Part I of III)
  2. Banishment (Part II of III)
  3. Banishment (Part III of III)

Bucky Barnes (Winter Soldier)

  1. Protection

The Path Between Fanfic

 Summary:

Years ago highly trained operative Y/N has been a S.H.I.E.L.D agent since she was sixteen. As punishment for a op not by the book she is sent to babysit a prince. A simple job goes wrong when Russian soldier is sent to take her out. As the man with the metal arm pursues her things shift he now needs her help.After a month on the run and his memories back Bucky and Y/N are tracked down. Y/N escaped due to Bucky’s help but Bucky was captured wiped and refrozen. Seven years later Y/N is joining Maria Hill by working for Stark after the collaspe of S.H.I.E.L.D. Late one night a man is following her from a distance she turns to confront the man only to be confronted by a ghost from her past.

  1. The Path Between: An Unexpected Friend (Chapter 1)


Steve Rogers (Captain America)

  1. Promises Kept

Where the Line Blurs Fanfic

Summary:

When Y/N, a reformed mercenary who worked as a SHIELD operative, is asked to rejoin S.H.I.E.L.D. she has her own agenda, find the people who betrayed her and eliminate them. With a special request of Agent Coulson she teams up with an unsuspecting Steve Rodgers, who does not fully understand the lengths this newly emerged Hydra will go to. Y/N and Steve clash due to their different perspective to handle their enemies. With a few coveted secrets of her own Y/N begins to see the appeal Captain America has and opens up. However, when Y/N discovers a traitor nestling their way into the reborn S.H.I.E.L.D agency she brings the news to the attention Steve, Sam, Natasha and Clint only to discover that they believe she is the traitor. Y/N takes it upon herself to rid S.H.I.E.L.D of the last of Hydra so she returns to her mercenary identity to infiltrate Hyrda. As the spy game wears on the only thing to be called to question is where the line blurs while the war between corruption and freedom wears on.

  1. Where the Line Blurs: The Burglar (Chapter 1)
  2. Where the Line Blurs: Passing Judgements (Chapter 2)
  3. Where the Line Blurs: Friend or Foe (Chapter 3)
  4. Where the Line Blurs: The Arrangement (Chapter 4)

Logan (Wolverine)

  1. Threats
  2. Choosing Sides
  3. Understanding (Lemon)

Johnny Storm (Human Torch)

  1. Intensity
  2. Trust is a Fragile Thing (Part I of IV)
  3. Trust is a Fragile Thing (Part II of IV)
  4. Trust is a Fragile Thing (Part III of IV)
  5. Trust is a Fragile Thing (Part IV of IV)

Chalres Xavier (Professor X)

  1. Rewriting History (Part I of III)
  2. Rewriting History (Part II of III)

Eric Lehnsher (Magneto)

  1. Replay

5SOS

Luke Hemmings

  1. Such A Tease (One Shot) SMUT

Michael Clifford

  1. Mind Games (One Shot)