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MCU fic search: Looking for actions-have-consequences fics that focus on Team Iron Man.

I looked and looked and looked, mostly at AO3 because of it's awesome tagging system, and the only actions-have-consequences fic I found that has Tony facing consequences was one that took place after IM2 and involved a woman's death during the Tony-Rhodey armored fight at Tony's party.

So this was my post to (LJ)avengers-search, and I hope it's taken well and not seen as shit-stirring: (and for the record, it was written in good faith; I really do want to find fic like this)

Themes I'm looking for but haven't found because the fandom saw Iron Man 4/CACW and started hating on Team Cap:

Where both sides were a little right and a little wrong.

Where Tony isn't a precious innocent who did nothing wrong. (Neither are any of the other Avengers, but the amount of woobiefication of Tony post-IM4 got to be too much.)

Where someone calls Tony out for recruiting a child soldier (Peter), misleading him, lying to his legal guardian, taking him out of the country and putting him in danger. Ideally Aunt May, but I'll take what I can get.

Where someone points out that Vision's energy weapon is what injured Rhodey, and that all Sam did was dodge it, and that Sam was fucking para-rescue and could have done some critical first aid (though maybe he did in IM4 after the fade-out).

Where it's acknowledged that Crossbones brought the bomb and set it off, and Wanda tried to mititgate the damages.

Where someone points out that Thaddeus Ross is a villain. (I'm convinced that IM4 takes place in 2017, because he'd totally be a Trump hire, not an Obama one.)

Where at some point, the Avengers remember that they are adults and they discuss disagreements and compromises and--gasp!--go to the UN conference as a united front to discuss them, since they are the ones who'd be the most affected by them.

Okay, so that was a little bitter and ranty, but I really am looking for fics like this. The only fic I write is self-insert fluff or I'd take a crack at it myself. I know Team Cap did stuff wrong, and I don't expect them to be held blameless, but the only evils in the movie are Strucker, Hurt!Ross, and Martin!Ross (he totally counts after the whole "laughing at the idea of due process" thing).

They don't all have to be in the same fic, of course. Those were just examples.

Gen or any pairing or more-ing that doesn't include Darcy or Loki is welcome.

Or something that's just the team hashing out the scene after Ross leaves where they have an adult discussion and discuss compromises.

Tony was right that oversight was important (especially internationally, how would Americans feel if Captain Canada barged in and started defeating the bad guys while doing lots of property damage?), but Steve was right that they need the freedom to refuse missions they object to (though going someplace where the local government doesn't want them wouldn't be okay because sovereignty).

And not to beat a temporarily-dead underage superhero, but the way Peter Parker was introduced was just Not On. I mean, really? They couldn't have had him be an 18 year old college freshman? Or even a high school senior? The whole subplot with Peter is sketchy as fuck because of the manipulation and endangerment of a minor.

I'm posting it here with these additions because I can add the additions here, at my personal journal, and because maybe someone who sees this but who isn't subscribed to (LJ)avengers-search might have some suggestions. But mostly because I wanted to rant about the lopsidedness of the fan response to IM4/CACW.

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Hi, everyone. :)

I'm still around. I've been busy at work--yay, overtime! And arts and crafts, and moving back in November, and doing my slacking off either elsewhere on the internet, or doing arts and crafts in front of the TV instead of in front of the computer. I want to start getting back to DW/LJ-type stuff, because I miss online journaling and nested comment threads.

That, and I've been thinking about doing a big, image-heavyy post about my adventures in bullet journaling (I started in September, and several different types of notebooks/binders/etc., later, I still haven't found the perfect setup), and this is the best place to do that.

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Hello! Sory I suck at posting.

So...yeah, I'm still around. Online, I'm mostly at Archive of Our Own (orbitaldiamonds), Twitter (simonejester), and Tumblr (krepta-starchild and others).

I got the data entry job in Olrando, so now I'm Walgreens corporate instead of Walgreens retail. I lived with family in T-ville until I could afford my own place and since the end of November I've had a little apartment in Orlando. It's 45 minutes from work, but it was the best I could afford at the time. When all the colleges let out I'll check out apartment prices again and look for better neighborhoods that are closer to work.

I keep meaning to get back into LJ and DW, but if I do manage it, it won't be until sometime in March at the earliest. It's been overtime season at work (which I love! After having my hours cut drastically at the store, I consider the opportunity for overtime--which is strictly voluntary--a privilege!) and I've been working 60 hour weeks since December. I really should be doing housework on my one off-day (to be fair, I did do dishes and clean out my refigerator), but most of it's stuff that can wait until overtime season is over and the stuff that isn't (cleaning the bathroom, grocery shopping) can be done later. Besides, I have a fair amount of stuff to sort out online. I'm going through my email and deleting a lot of crap that should have been deleting years ago, and I'm considering creating a new email account and just using the old one (well, ones) for junk mail and archiving chats with Fizzy and others.

Hope y'all are well, if there's anyone still following this DW and the LJ it crossposts to. I'd say Happy New Year, but it's freaking February and it's too late for that. :P

P.S. I've been following the political news all along like the glutton for punishment I am. Semi-seriously considering learning Swedish and emigrating.

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WIPs I'm Following: Marvel Cinematic Edition

Like a Cruel Mistress Woos
http://archiveofourown.org/works/1801759/chapters/9394362 (57/65)

This is My Last Breath
http://archiveofourown.org/works/2741975/chapters/8263354 (23/?)

The Stranger
http://archiveofourown.org/works/1426027/chapters/7930662 (145/?)

Power and Paradox
http://archiveofourown.org/works/1063802/chapters/9117469 (42/?)

Sins of the Father (sequel to More Man Than You)
http://archiveofourown.org/works/781471/chapters/2592991 (15/?)

A Face Built for Gettin' Punched (sequel to The Night Has Seen Your Mind, Choice Is Not A Word A Bullet Knows 'verse)
http://archiveofourown.org/works/2152248/chapters/8078631 (16/?)

Perseverance (Perspective Series - Steve/Bruce/Tony featuring de-serum'd Steve) (6/?)
http://archiveofourown.org/works/948203/chapters/2765206

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Yesterday was technically my eighth anniversary.

By "technically" I mean that I'm legally married, but I left Chris in August and have considered myself single since then.

It's still weird, though.

I should go to the nearest military installation (Patrick AFB near Tampa) and see if, since Chris is National Guard, I can get a divorce through JAG. I'm sick of being still technically married and I really want to go back to my maiden name.

Also I'm going to the St. Pete Pride Parade on the 27th so if anyone who knows me here is gonna be there, let me know. It'd be awesome to meet an online friend in person.

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Stargate Atlantis, Superhero and Pulpit Skippy Lists

Note: it's been a decade, give or take, since I last read these and I haven't read them this time around. I'm just posting them here so I can send the link to someone else, though I hope you, dear reader, enjoy them too. (I'll reread them myself one of these days.)

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Been drinking Redd's Wicked Ale and reading WTNV tweets on Tumblr.

(WNTV = Welcome To Night Vale. It's a free podcast. I highly recommend it.)

Now I want to cross-stitch the best ones and make an awesome quilt (that would take a year or so to make). Everyone would want it but after taking that long to make it I don't think I'd be able to sell it.

Also my brother and sister-in-law's baby was born on the 22nd and her name is Isabella. The other day my brother sent this text:

Laying here with my daughter on my chest sleeping and thinking how beautiful she is and how blessed and happy I am.... then she let's[sic] out a huge fart..... definitely my daughter

Yep, definitely my little brother's kid. :P

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My niece is being born!

I'm going to be an aunt! (I mean I technically already am, but you know what I mean.)

I am so excited for my brother and his wife. While I don't much get along with either of them, I love them like family and I hope I can meet baby Isabella (no, they're not Twihards) soon.

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A thing that annoys me about some on AO3.

When an author uses "Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings," and then lists one or more archive warnings.

Seriously! If your story has non-con, or a character death, or graphic depictions of violence, don't fucking use the "Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings" tag!

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I am such a good person.

So, JL--the roommate/Chris's girlfriend--her mom is visiting today. I got to meet her. She's very nice. Then Chris came home from work and JL introduced them and Chris gave a brief rundown of his life without mentioning me at all (which is honestly understandable because I don't think JL's mom knows that Chris was/still is married to me), and they just left to go out to dinner. I didn't tell her either. Because I am such a good person. :P

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Hobbit Fics.

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My douchey, ultra-conservative little brother wasn't at Thanksgiving dinner.

(He and his wife were hosting a friend from Aruba who wanted to see an American Thanksgiving, but since one of the cousins was worried about going into labor before the scheduled date, this year's Thanksgiving was family-only, which also meant no Chris. My dad said that part explicitly.)

Thanksgiving was Thursday the 27th and my birthday was Tuesday the 25th, and Travis not being at Thanksgiving dinner just made the whole event peaceful and fun and entirely apolitical. I'd thank him for the wonderful birthday present but (a)he didn't not show up for my benefit and (b)he'd probably be offended as all get-out, and contrary to the opinions of some, I'm not a deliberate shit-stirrer.

But since he doesn't read my blog (I doubt he even knows my screen name) I'll say it here: Thanks, Travis, for being elsewhere when I was at the paternal Thanksgiving dinner. I hope you're at the paternal Christmas while I'm with my mom and stepdad on the other side of the state.

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31.

Thirty-one today and I didn't get carded when I ordered wine at my birthday dinner.

I mean, I haven't gotten carded regularly since I was twenty-four but still... *grumps*

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Something strange has happened since I started working at places next door to each other.

People are starting to recognize me. I mean, I expected that to happen in the photo lab because it's a place where you have extended periods of time helping customers, but it's happening at Publix too. "Don't you work at Publix?" Or, "do you have a twin who works at Walgreens?" No, it's just me.

And it's SO STRANGE that so many people recognize me, and many of them remember my name.

I'd gotten used to being invisible the last few decades. This is weird.

But not a bad weird.

Just a little mind-blown.

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Okay, one more: Things I Am No Longer Allowed To Do At Hogwarts

Note: The vast majority of these were made up by others. I think I posted this back at orbitaldiamonds and asterisked the ones that I did make up myself. I found various lists on LJ back when I lived in Alaska (so between 2007 and 2010) and I have no idea who came up with the idea of making a Hogwarts Skippy List or any of the people who made these suggestions. Anyhow, enjoy!

Things I Am No Longer Allowed to Do at Hogwarts

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Stolen blatantly from this person's LiveJournal, picked out my favorites, and edited for spelling, grammar, and in a few cases, content.
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 No matter how good a fake Australian accent I can do, I will not imitate Steve Irwin during Care of Magical Creatures class.
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Growing marijuana or hallucinogenic mushrooms is not "an extra credit project for Herbology."
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"I've heard every possible joke about Oliver Wood's name" is not a challenge.
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The Giant Squid is not an appropriate date to the Yule Ball.
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I will not use Umbridge's quill to write "I told you I was hardcore."
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Polishing my wand in the common room is acceptable. "Polishing my wand" in the common room is not.
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If a classmate falls asleep, I will not take advantage of that fact and draw a Dark Mark on their arm.
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Starting a betting pool on the fate of this year's Defense Against Dark Arts teacher is tasteless and tacky, not a clever money-making concept.
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Seamus Finnegan is not "after me Lucky Charms."
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I will not refer to the Weasley twins as "bookends."
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I will not refer to the Patil twins as "bookends."
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I will not provide Luna Lovegood with Coast-to-Coast AM transcripts.
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I will not bring a Magic Eight Ball to Divination class.
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I will not place anything by Silver Ravenwolf on the library shelves.
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I am not a sloth Animagus.
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I am not a tribble Animagus.
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I am allowed to have a toad, rat, cat, or owl. I am not allowed to have a reticulated python, snow leopard, Tasmanian devil, or piranha.
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I do not weigh the same as a duck.
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I will stop asking the Arithmancy teacher what the square root of -1 is.
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Any resemblance between Dementors and Nazgul is coincidental.
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I will not change the password to the prefects' bath to "Makes getting clean almost as much fun as getting dirty."
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There is no such thing as an Invisibility Thong.
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Asking "How do you keep a Gryffindor in suspense?" and walking away is only funny the first time.
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I will not offer to pose nude for Colin Creevey.
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I will not offer to pose nude for Dean Thomas.
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It is a bad idea to tell Professor Snape he takes himself too seriously.
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It is a bad idea to tell Professor McGonagall she takes herself too seriously.
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I am not to owl copies of the Evil Overlord List to suspected Death Eaters.
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I will not teach the first-years to sing "A Wizard's Staff Has A Knob On The End."
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