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FIC REC: Paintbox

Author: Lunik
Summary: Loki learns that when a man asks permission to paint you, sometimes he means he actually wants to paint you. More literally in some cases than others.
Word count: 4k
Characters/pairings: Loki/Steve
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: None

Rec notes: This is one of those pairings I didn’t expect to like when I first started seeing it crop up around the internet. Especially considering how this fic pre-dates Avengers 1.

But whoops, it’s one of my favourites, and one I go for when I’m looking for something quiet and thoughtful. This author especially manages to weave Loki and Steve’s personalities together to complement one another, without either seeming to undermine the other. The AU is simple, and allows those personalities to shine through without the inherent bravado and posturing that is necessary when the ship is presented in a canon-compliant setting. Steve is an artist, and Loki is his agent. This is all the fic asks you to accept in order to get these two dancing around one another while they both try to figure out what the hell Steve is actually trying to accomplish with this scheme of his.

It’s short and sweet, and more about how the characters fit together than the rating and length imply.

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Seven and a Half Minutes

Seven and a Half Minutes (3,808 words) by LokiOfSassgaard

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Thor (Movies), Thor (Comics), The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Captain America (Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Major Character Death
Relationships: Steve Rogers & Thor
Characters: Steve Rogers, Thor (Marvel)

Summary: Seven and a half minutes. It was a number Steve Rogers would never forget to matter how hard he tried. He could live another hundred years, and still that number would occupy a place in his mind.

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FIC REC: User Since

Author:
Summary: 

To: PC (loyaltothedream@hushmail.com)
From: Buck (bucky1956@yahoo.com)
Subject: Report!
Date: May 10, 2012

Phil — where the hell are you, man? Let us know if you’re all right, or if there’s anything we can do to help. HQ’s freaking the fuck out.
Word count: 4k
Characters/pairings: Phil Coulson
Rating: General
Warnings: Major Character Death

Rec notes: This fic is done entirely in email and forum posts to wonderful effect. In his downtime, when Coulson wasn’t being a government spook, he ran a forum dedicated to all things Captain America. And because he was a government spook, details of his death and involvement in the Battle of New York aren’t exactly public record. Everything, from the rising panic of his closer friends to their decision to find out more about him and hold their own private memorial service is incredibly emotional, right down to the very end.

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FIC REC: The Joke

Author:
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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Loki: God of Outcasts

Loki: God of Outcasts (Final Word Count TBD) by LokiOfSassgaard

Chapters: Ongoing
Fandom: Thor (Movies), Thor (Comics)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence, Major Character Death, Underage
Relationships: Fandral/Loki (Marvel), Loki (Marvel)/Other(s)
Characters: Loki (Marvel), Thor (Marvel), Odin (Marvel), Laufey (Marvel), Frigga | Freyja (Marvel), Sif (Marvel), Hogun (Marvel), Fandral (Marvel), Volstagg (Marvel), Original Characters, Old Loki

Summary: What if one decision over 1000 years ago was made differently? Rather than being fed lies and made an unwilling party to them, the narrative changes and Loki is raised knowing he is Jötunn. But Asgard is no place for an abandoned Jötunn runt.

AU in which Odin is mostly-honest, Thor is still a spoilt brat, and Loki still deserves a smack in the mouth. Or, that time the MCU was inhabited by the comic versions of Thor and Loki.

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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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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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Avengers Initiative

Avengers Initiative (2,024 words) by Sassgaardian

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Additional Tags: Abandoned Work – Unfinished and Discontinued

Summary: Adoptable plotbunny. See profile for more info.

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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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Fenrir

Fenrir (4,312 words) by LokiOfSassgaard

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Thor – All Media Types, The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Marvel
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Loki (Marvel), Phil Coulson, Clint Barton, Fenrir

Summary: Loki and Fenrir are separated. Loki thinks it’s for the best.

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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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Folk Metal

Folk Metal (2,866 words) by LokiOfSassgaard

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Marvel, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor (Movies), Thor (Comics), Loki (Comics)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Tony Stark, Loki (Marvel)

Summary: Tony finds an uninvited guest in his house, and learns a lot more about Loki than he ever wanted to know.

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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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