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FIC REC: The Joke

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Summary:
Steve’s not usually oblivious – far from it, in fact. But he does have his moments.

Like when he didn’t realize that the team was actually serious when they talked about Mjolnir being a magical weapon that only Thor could lift.

(Inspired by a head-canon prompt, in light of the comics-canon fact that Steve is actually capable of wielding Mjolnir. Full text of prompt is in the beginning notes.)
Word count: 7k
Characters/pairings: Natasha Romanov, Steve Rogers, Clint Barton, Thor, Nick Fury, Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, Phil Coulson
Rating: General
Warnings: None

Rec notes: This is primarily a character piece, and I love those. Steve goes through most of the fic assuming that they’re all just supposed to pretend that nobody can lift Mjolnir. That doesn’t stop him from picking up the hammer and moving it from time to time. The characterisation is lovely and subtle, which just brings the humour out even more. Thor’s confused reaction to finding Mjolnir not where he left it is especially good, and the whole fic builds up to a very satisfyingending.

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FIC REC: Despite Himself

Author: errantcomment
Summary: Loki runs a bookshop, because he likes books. Unfortunately, he only found out he didn’t like people once he’d had the grand opening. Now he spends a lot of time sulking, talking to his cat, not talking to his housemate, and sulking. Then one day, the shop bell rings and despite himself, it all changes.

Notting Hill/Avengers/Thor fusion. Mundane AU in which Steve is still a big dude but mostly he’s an architect, Natasha is a security consultant, and Thor is a Viking accountant.
Word count: 50k
Characters/pairings: Loki/Darcy, Steve Rogeres, Natasha Romanoff, Tony Stark, Clint Barton, Bruce Banner, Thor
Rating: Mature
Warnings: None

Rec notes: I have a thing for Richard Curtis and Hugh Grant, so a Notting Hill Tasertricks AU amused me greatly. Loki is a bit more Bernard Black (though, this fic does feature a cameo by Black, in reference to Moran’s role in the film) than Hugh Grant, with a complete misanthropic view of everything. His assistant Bruce has some amazing anger management issues, and only seems to keep his job because he’s useful in scaring away shoplifters. I really enjoy Tony in this as well, and Steve/Tasha as the secondary couple makes me want fic just about them in this universe.

Best of all, I think, is the side thread with Thor and Loki, and how the author kept the tension between Loki and the rest of his family without the whole genocide thing getting in the way. Instead, he just fucked off like a child and refuses to face his problems like an adult, which does feel like a rather Loki-ish way to handle problems.

It also has the kind of ending I love. Not a happily ever after, and not perfect. But satisfying. Everything feels tied up at the end, but it’s more of a slightly mangled knot than a neat little bow, which makes it feel a bit more real to me.

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Tarbell Course in Magic, vol 1: The History of Magic

Tarbell Course in Magic, vol 1: The History of Magic (80,995 words) by LokiOfSassgaard

Chapters: 26/26
Fandom: Thor (Movies), Thor (Comics)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Darcy Lewis/Loki, Jane Foster/Thor
Characters: Loki (Marvel), Darcy Lewis, Jane Foster (Marvel), Thor (Marvel)

Summary: All her life, Darcy has wanted to perform magic on stage. When a new act comes into town and auditions for an assistant, Darcy takes a chance and goes in for the part. It’s just a shame that the new magician is a creep with an ulterior motive that could ruin everything.

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There’s No Tackling in Baseball

There’s No Tackling in Baseball (4,609 words) by LokiOfSassgaard

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Thor (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America (Movies)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Steve Rogers, Loki (Marvel)

Summary: There’s an empty field next to SHIELD HQ, which is perfect for casual sports. Eager to get back into the swing of familiarity, Steve goes out to practise his swing Somehow, he convinces Loki to try it too.

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Budapest

Budapest (1,849 words) by LokiOfSassgaard

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Thor (Movies), The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Marvel
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Clint Barton & Natasha Romanov
Characters: Clint Barton, Natasha Romanov, Loki (Marvel), Tony Stark

Summary: Every SHIELD agent has that one mission that all other missions are compared to. For Clint and Natasha, it was Budapest that set the bar.

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All Fun and Games until Someone Gets Hurt

All Fun and Games until Someone Gets Hurt (2,971 words) by LokiOfSassgaard

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV), Marvel
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Clint Barton, Phil Coulson, Jasper Sitwell, Agent Blake (Marvel Cinematic Universe), Natasha Romanov, Grant Ward

Summary: Coulson promised Clint a lot of things when he recruited him to SHIELD. What he didn’t mention was that half of training would be an exercise in enduring an endless stream of practical jokes.

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Half Helter-Skelter and Half Twinkly

Half Helter-Skelter and Half Twinkly (3,055 words) by errantcomment, LokiOfSassgaard

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Avengers (2012), Marvel
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Natasha Romanov, Clint Barton, Phil Coulson

Summary: Once on a mission, Clint Barton made a different call.

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Appropriate Research Material for Religious Celebrations, and How Not to Accidentally Start a Holy War

Appropriate Research Material for Religious Celebrations, and How Not to Accidentally Start a Holy War (5,172 words) by LokiOfSassgaard

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Loki & Natasha Romanov
Characters: Main: Loki (Marvel), secondary: Tony Stark, secondary: Pepper Potts, secondary: Natasha Romanov

Summary: Loki spends his first Christmas on Midgard. It’s oddly similar to Midwinter celebrations on Asgard, and yet, not at all the same.

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