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It’s Friday night, I’m bored, and I want to give you all some of my favorite (in no particular order) Stucky Big Bang 2016 fics. Because good fic should never go unread. (And really, if you haven’t checked these out yet, you should.)

Complete:

nectar of the gods (and witches too) by witchbarnes / @brickhousebuck (E | 26329 | 1/1)
Summary: the one where Steve owns a coffee shop, Bucky’s a greenwitch, and neither of them are okay, but they’re trying to be.

you’re gonna have it your way or nothing at all by biblionerd07 / @biblionerd07 (T | 15225 | 1/1)
Summary: Steve and Bucky aren’t really much of a Steve and Bucky anymore these days. Steve’s sure it’s because Bucky doesn’t see himself as the same guy who used to love Steve. In a desperate attempt to prove him wrong, Steve begs Bucky to go on a road trip together, the way they used to dream about, and does his best to remind Bucky of who he is.

Never Talk to Strangers by mambo / @whtaft (T | 40440 | 1/1)
Summary: Never Talk to Strangers: or; How a Forgotten Childhood Lesson Led Bucky Barnes to Appreciate Charlie Chaplin, Befriend an A.I., Slip on Soap Bubbles, Be Mistaken for a Succubus, and Try to Woo a Superhero.

Yours ‘Til the End of the Line by Hobbit69 (E | 44961 | 15/15)
Summary: Bucky and Steve were best friends who fell out of touch after high school (Steve went on to medical school and Bucky went into the Army) and reconnect. When Bucky is hit by a drunk driver on his motorcycle, he is rushed to the nearest medical facility, where Steve is the surgeon on call.

Captain Fantastic and the Pineapple King by buckyfuckybarnes / @bucky-fucky-barnes (T | 30624 | 1/1)
Summary: In which Steve is saved from his ex in a grocery store, Bucky Barnes is Way Too Chill about absolutely everything, and Sam has had enough of all of these goddamn pineapples in his fucking house. Or: The five times Steve received a pineapple (and one Piña Colada) and the one time he didn’t.

Lucky Seven by BetteNoire (WeAreWolves) (E | 94364 | 13/13)
Summary: Captain America trashes his motorcycle a lot. Tony says he’ll fix it, then never gets around to it and just buys him a new one. Steve, the Depression-era kid, can’t stand the waste and goes looking for somewhere near him in Brooklyn where he can get his bike fixed. That’s how he finds Red Star Bike Repair, and the hot Russian-immigrant bike racer who runs it: all long hair and muscles and tattoos. And for the first time since he woke from the ice, Steve feels a connection to someone; a comfort in the other man’s silences and his space, an attraction in his sheer skill at racing. But James Barnes isn’t exactly who he seems…

WIPs:

Civilians, GDI by relenafanel / @relenafanel (E | 2001 | 1/?) 
Summary: Special Agent Bucky Barnes doesn’t think of himself as a hero. He’s dedicated to his career, and if that keeps him far away from home, all the better. His parents think that he should get a less dangerous job and meet a nice Brooklyn girl (or boy) to settle down with. In Brooklyn.That sounds like Bucky’s definition of a living hell. He’s been running from it for years.Enter Steve Rogers. Brooklyn boy. Not always nice. Hot as hell. And a temptation Bucky can’t resist, even after their initial failure of a meeting.

A Contest of Stories by alby_mangroveshansbekhart, & Scappodaqui / @albymangroves (fantastic art), @hansbekhart, @samtalksfunny (NR | 21245 | 4/?)
Summary: All actions in war take place in an atmosphere of uncertainty, or the “fog of war.” Uncertainty pervades battle in the form of unknowns about the enemy, about the environment, and even about the friendly situation. While we try to reduce these unknowns by gathering information, we must realize that we cannot eliminate them—or even come close. The very nature of war makes certainty impossible; all actions in war will be based on incomplete, inaccurate, or even contradictory information. 

Having said this, we realize that it is precisely those actions that seem improbable that often have the greatest impact on the outcome of war. (Warfighting, Marine Corps Doctrinal Publication 1)

Enjoy! 

marketwatch.com
Brain implants would make ‘The Matrix’ come to life
By Jurica Dujmovic

By Jurica Dujmovic

The Matrix” is now 17 years old, but I still remember my jaw dropping when Neo interfaced with the Matrix for the first time and uploaded a kung-fu database directly to his brain.

My first thought was: Wouldn’t it be cool to upload information directly into our minds, instead of wasting time and energy in trying to memorize stuff? Imagine what that could mean for education, or any profession where quick and timely access to specific sets of data is crucial. A doctor could take just milliseconds to “remember” a complex procedure during an emergency operation; a lawyer could have immediate access to an entire library of cases and precedents simply by thinking about them.

Our brains would probably change, and in a fundamental way. Instead of wasting our brain power on remembering things, we’d use it to process the data we could acquire so easily. Although most of our brain matter would be more occupied with processing the raw data than with storing it, we would still have access to more information than ever before.

If there were an interface that could serve as a mediator between digital data sources and our brains, it could also take our existing memories and digitize them. In other words, we would be able to share memories!

This breakthrough would lead to a totally unprecedented level of empathy among individuals. Sharing would not only be limited to pleasant and fun memories, but also to those more somber and unpleasant. The memories could then be used as an invaluable source of information for therapists to provide effective aid to those scarred by traumatic events.

Instead of reading books and watching movies, we could remember them as we do past events. Finally, if our implant had an option to send and receive data wirelessly, we would also gain the ability to communicate via telepathy.

(excerpt - click the link for the complete article)