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Link: Soft Reset on AO3

When Tony is too tired to work and too strung-out to sleep, Bruce's options are limited. Fortunately, there's one thing that almost always works.

(This has been sitting on my computer 98% complete for the last six months. Whoops.)
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Link: Counterproposal on AO3

Written for the prompt "will you marry me?" Tony makes an awkward proposal.
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Instead of the kiss Bruce expected, he got a gust of air whooshing by his face as Tony suddenly straightened up. “Hold that thought, I’ve got to make a call.”

Tony pushed a few buttons, and a display sprung up before him. After a few seconds, a familiar face appeared. “Pepper.”

“Tony," she replied, cordial but with an edge of exasperation. "I’ve only got a minute before my next meeting starts. This had better be important.”

“Crushingly. I need to edit the List.”

The display was at an odd angle, but Bruce could see that Pepper looked puzzled. “What list?” Then realization crossed her face, and she sighed. “This is what you called me for? While I’m presenting at the U.N.?”

“It’s priority red. Or one. Whatever’s most important. I’ve got to add a name.”

Pepper’s eyes narrowed. “Seriously? Right now? I’m not sure I can approve anything from here. Who is it?”

Tony made a quick hand gesture, and the display rotated towards Bruce. He still hadn’t moved, and he was faintly aware his mouth was hanging open in bewilderment. The display swung back, and Pepper burst out laughing.

“Tony, you are unbelievable. Okay, who’s getting bumped?”

“Number three,” he replied without hesitation. “Pretty sure that was just a phase.”

“I could have told you that,” she said, smirking. “Is that all? I’ve really got to go.”

“That’s all. You’re beautiful. More than I deserve. Love you.”

She sighed through a grin. “Love you, too. I’ll talk to you tonight.”

The display vanished, and Tony turned back to Bruce. “Sorry about that--important business. Where were we?”

Bruce finally found his voice. “We weren’t anywhere. What the hell was that all about?”

“Editing the List," Tony said, like it was the most obvious thing in the world. "You’ve never had a List?”

“I promise you I have no idea what you’re talking about.”

“Oh, come on--every couple has a List.” He looked at Bruce, but Bruce just shook his head. Tony sighed. “The list of seven celebrities you’re allowed to sleep with if you ever get the chance. I know you have one.”

“I’m pretty sure that’s not a thing,” Bruce said, his brain churning out questions rapid-fire. Since when was he a celebrity? Was this conversation really happening? Wait, sleep with?

“It’s totally a thing," Tony said, waving his hand dismissively as he insinuated himself back into Bruce's personal space. "And if it isn’t, I’ll make it one. It’s too brilliant an idea to keep to myself,” he said against Bruce's lips, and Bruce decided that his questions could wait until tomorrow.
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I'm trying to develop better writing habits, and a thing I've always needed to get better at is just vomiting out words without thinking too hard about them. I've joined a few writing prompt communities, and I'm trying to start my writing sessions with a warmup--I open up Write Or Die and spend 15 minutes doing my best to keep going so that the screen doesn't turn red.

It's working pretty well to get the words out, but now what I need to work on is not caring so damn much about what I'm writing. The purpose of the exercise is just to warm up, to limber up my creative muscles so I can get down to my actual work, but each time I do it, I finish with a sense of incompleteness. I want to refine and build on the warmup, turn it into an actual fic. Not that that's a bad thing--I'm definitely saving everything so I can work on it later if I want to--but it's not what I'm going for.

Practice. Just have to keep practicing. Keep doing the warmups, and over time I'll accumulate a wealth of half-formed fics that I can work on someday when I'm lacking inspiration. It's a good habit that has a good side effect.
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I've been a little stalled in my Daredevil musical crack!fic, and I finally got back to it today. I've hit a "boringly necessary" chapter, where I have to write some stuff that isn't really my cup of tea, but has to be there to move the plot along. For a few days I was worried I'd move on to greener (and more fun) pastures, but I've actually hammered out a good chunk of it today.

If I actually finish this thing, it'll be by far the longest thing I've ever completed, and the fact I wrote stuff today makes me pretty sure I'm going to. Could it be that I'm finally learning this "work ethic" thing that successful writers speak of? I sure hope so; I'm pretty excited about it.
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Link: Love and War and Whatever on AO3

Written for the following prompt on [community profile] daredevilkink: Karen has always wanted to try double penetration.

Plus Matt feels everything so clear, he can feel Foggy's every move inside.
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So, here I am.

I haven't been involved in fandom since at least 2007, when untreated bipolar disorder finally got the best of me and my creative spark fizzled out. Years later I'm finally on the right meds, and I'm writing again, and I miss the community I left behind.

Unfortunately, it's been a long time, and the communities I once had have broken, dissolved, and reformed elsewhere...and even if they were still there, I'm not into the same things I was, so this is me striking out into new waters to find friends and foils and genius writers and artists to fangirl over.

I like a lot of stuff, but lately I've been all about the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so expect a lot of that in the immediate future. Beyond that...I don't know. I'm looking forward to seeing where this takes me.
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