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2015-06-25 10:44 am

Flit like a Honeybee, Sting like the...

So, back last year, I got really upset when I heard that Janet Van Dyne was being more or less completely removed from the MCU franchise.

She is the only member of the original Avengers team who is not getting her own movie (even if Hank Pym has to share his with Scott Lang). Even Captain America, who wasn't a founding member, got a movie.

She's also the only woman. Funny about that.

So I wrote the opening of a Wasp movie and then turned it into a comic. I've been working on it on and off since last October and I'm very pleased it's finished.

You can read it here on Tumblr

Or here on Ao3
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2015-05-20 11:44 pm

New Fic: A Fistful of Steves/This Town Ain't Big Enough

Title: A Fistful of Steves: This Town Ain't Big Enough
Author/Artist: teaberryblue/[livejournal.com profile] zia_narratora ()/[livejournal.com profile] raikishi(Raikishi)
Universe: Multiverse, focusing mostly on MCU, 616, and Ultimates
Pairings: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark, Other Steve Rogers/Tony Stark, Steve Rogers/Steve Rogers/Steve Rogers/Tony Stark
Characters: Tony Stark (MCU), Pepper Potts & Other Avengers (MCU), Steve Rogers (Earth-1872), Steve Rogers (Ultimates), Steve Rogers (Earth-3490), Captain Americat, Steve Rogers (Earth-616), Steve Rogers (Earth-2108), A Lot More Steve Rogers
Rating: Teen
Warnings: Spoilers for AoU, Spoilers for comics through Avengers #44, some minor violence/injury, some mildly sexual content
Word Count: 33,143
Summary:
When Tony Stark takes a bullet intended for Steve Rogers, he wakes up in a world entirely peopled by alternate incarnations of everyone's favorite Star-Spangled Man.

Welcome to Stevechester, Population: Steve

Words by teaberryblue, art by Raikishi

Fic and art both here on Ao3

Written for the Captain America/Iron Man Reverse Bang 2015

notes: This is my personal ode to the swansong of the multiverse, dropping in anticipation of today's Ultimate End #1.

Thanks to Sineala, Moonlit_Lampshade, and Angelinoshi for betas!!!!
--Tea
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2015-01-12 11:52 am

New Fic!

Man, I feel kind of weird realizing that I forget to post on LJ these days.

I've written a bunch of stuff.

Heroic Men and Valiant Women is a very short bit about Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter that I wrote for Veteran's Day.

[livejournal.com profile] rainy_day and I wrote "How I Spent My Thanksgiving Vacation" by Clinton F. Barton, Age 39 for, uh, Thanksgiving. It's about Clint Barton and Sif making friends, oddly enough. And exceptional birdery skills.

I've also written sixty fucking pages of a graphic novel about what happens to Bucky Barnes after (and before) The Winter Soldier. It takes place in June, 2014 AND in 1991. It's called The Prizefighters and I update it every Monday on The Saddest Avenger. You can read it from the beginning here-- only the first 48 pages are on Ao3.

Finally, most recently, I wrote an absolutely insane assignment fic for a holiday gift exchange. Dreams of War, Dreams of Liars.

The recipient wanted a story where the PASIV tech from Inception ended up being used in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There's a tech that's very similar in the comics, called Dreamvision, so I ended up combining Dreamvision with PASIV and writing a story about Tony having to go into Steve's dreams. It was a lot of fun for me because it allowed me the opportunity to write about a lot of weird stuff, like Midnight Racer, Steve's favorite pre-war radio show (which is entirely fictional and only mentioned once in 70 years of comics history as far as I know).

Anyway, that's what I've been up to, writing wise. Happy New Year, everyone!!!!
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2014-07-18 11:02 am

Starting From Scratch

Oh hey so I slipped and 22000 words of Captain America food porn.

Starting From Scratch

It's a story about Steve's first days out of the ice, reacclimation, and finding a connection to the new century through food.

It stars Steve Rogers and his complete disconnect from the world, Bobbi Morse and her crumbling marriage, Nick Fury and his impressive knowledge of whisk(e)y, and a beat-up copy of The Joy of Cooking.

It's nominally a prequel to 1796 Broadway, but pretty much independent and follows the events of Captain America: The First Avenger.
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2014-05-12 11:10 am

1796 Fanworks Challenge

I realized I should post this here, in case there's anyone who wants to take part.

We recently got to 100000 hits on our fanfic, which is kind of huge. We also hit 20,000 comments, which is pretty much unheard of-- the average for Ao3 is 5, and the next highest is about 7,000.



So we wanted to do something fun and fandom-friendly and interactive to celebrate



To that end, we're hosting the Earth-1796 Fanworks Challenge, a fanfic and fanart contest for readers* of 1796 Broadway.  (*you do not need to be a regular reader to enter, though it will help!)


Description and Rules here
Read 1796 Broadway



More below the cut (including prizes) )

Please let us know if you have any questions! We'll be happy to answer!


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2014-04-23 11:08 pm

Jekyll & Charlotte

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Jekyll & Charlotte

I just posted the last chapter in the first long fic I've ever completed from beginning to end.  It clocks in at about 78k words.  It is NOT Winter Soldier compliant as I actually finished writing it before the movie came out (which is eerie in some of the similarities, but hey...)

I'm just copy/pasting my blurb from Ao3:

In the aftermath of the Battle of New York, four Avengers move into Stark Tower. One goes back to California. Another goes back to Asgard. Natasha is tasked with keeping the team in one piece. In the beginning, her job is a tangle of conflicting personalities, emotional fallout, and distrust.

After a while, it stops being a job.

This story is also a love letter to all the books I read growing up, to Asbury Park, with a little side of She-Hulk.   It also addresses what the Avengers were up to during Iron Man 3.

This is an official prequel to 1796 Broadway. Read in either order.


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2014-04-01 01:19 am

DONE

I just finished writing a 77000 word fanfic.

FINISHED.

Like, it has a beginning, middle, and end.

It needs some minor editing, but.

FINISHED.

Jekyll And Charlotte  (It's about half-up now, I'm posting it as I edit)


Bruce/Natasha, post-Avengers.

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2014-03-10 01:28 am

Jekyll & Charlotte

A teaser for the OTHER Avengers fic I've been working on for the past four or five months is up here.
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2013-09-15 01:58 pm

Lots of creative stuff

So, I, uh. I'm still not sure what to think of this, but I'm writing Avengers fanfic.

Dear Captain America.

I started writing it this week. [livejournal.com profile] rainy_day has been writing a story that I've been discussing with her since before she started it, in April, and I really liked the premise of it, because she's actually trying to write Captain America in the present day as someone with 1940s sensibilities rather than just a lot of anachronistic jokes or points where he doesn't understand pop culture, which seems like a tall order but also a rather good commentary.

She hit a wall in her story and we were discussing where to go with it, and as a sort of morale booster thing, I decided to write a letter from Tony Stark to Steve Rogers for her.

And I kind of got hooked. I started writing letters from Tony Stark to a fictional writer-of-Captain-America (since the Captain America comic exists in Marvel canon, in one of those wonderful metaliterary twists that I love), and it's chock full or nerdery about comic history and comic fan mail, but I'm also trying to write in character development and plot and I just don't know what I got myself into.

Plus, the comments people are leaving on it are just amazing.

Part of me is torn because I feel like if I'm going to write something, I should write something commercially viable, but I also love the idea of playing with characters who are cultural icons because there's something intensely meaningful about it. I wrote a couple blog comments this week about why it's important to demand change from big publishers like DC and Marvel, because they have ownership of beloved icons and have the power to use those icons in important stories. This is in the wake of DC canceling a story where Batwoman would marry her longtime girlfriend. Ironically, DC didn't cancel the story because they were concerned about the lesbian angle, but because they thought the characters getting married would make them seem "old." This is in line with them retconning a ton of hetero marriages, as well, so I'm willing to believe that, but it doesn't take away my disappointment.

So I've been doing that. I also need to say that I'm completely floored by the response I've gotten. I've been posting fics on fanfic archives for years, and the most I've ever gotten is about fifteen comments on a single Harry Potter fic. This one already has over 2000 hits, forty-odd comments, and all of them are pretty much unequivocal praise. Some of them are really long and well-considered and talking about what I'm doing with a lot more thought than I was putting into the fic at first. I'm extremely touched that people are taking the time and are feeling this strongly about something I had just started noodling around with for kicks, and it sort of makes me feel like I need to do better.

I've also been playing more music, of course.

I also played this song for [livejournal.com profile] rainy_day, since she said she'd been listening to it on repeat while working on her fix:



And here's a song I wrote in 2000, about falling out of love:

teaberryblue: (happy)
2013-09-15 01:58 pm

Lots of creative stuff

So, I, uh. I'm still not sure what to think of this, but I'm writing Avengers fanfic.

Dear Captain America.

I started writing it this week. [livejournal.com profile] rainy_day has been writing a story that I've been discussing with her since before she started it, in April, and I really liked the premise of it, because she's actually trying to write Captain America in the present day as someone with 1940s sensibilities rather than just a lot of anachronistic jokes or points where he doesn't understand pop culture, which seems like a tall order but also a rather good commentary.

She hit a wall in her story and we were discussing where to go with it, and as a sort of morale booster thing, I decided to write a letter from Tony Stark to Steve Rogers for her.

And I kind of got hooked. I started writing letters from Tony Stark to a fictional writer-of-Captain-America (since the Captain America comic exists in Marvel canon, in one of those wonderful metaliterary twists that I love), and it's chock full or nerdery about comic history and comic fan mail, but I'm also trying to write in character development and plot and I just don't know what I got myself into.

Plus, the comments people are leaving on it are just amazing.

Part of me is torn because I feel like if I'm going to write something, I should write something commercially viable, but I also love the idea of playing with characters who are cultural icons because there's something intensely meaningful about it. I wrote a couple blog comments this week about why it's important to demand change from big publishers like DC and Marvel, because they have ownership of beloved icons and have the power to use those icons in important stories. This is in the wake of DC canceling a story where Batwoman would marry her longtime girlfriend. Ironically, DC didn't cancel the story because they were concerned about the lesbian angle, but because they thought the characters getting married would make them seem "old." This is in line with them retconning a ton of hetero marriages, as well, so I'm willing to believe that, but it doesn't take away my disappointment.

So I've been doing that. I also need to say that I'm completely floored by the response I've gotten. I've been posting fics on fanfic archives for years, and the most I've ever gotten is about fifteen comments on a single Harry Potter fic. This one already has over 2000 hits, forty-odd comments, and all of them are pretty much unequivocal praise. Some of them are really long and well-considered and talking about what I'm doing with a lot more thought than I was putting into the fic at first. I'm extremely touched that people are taking the time and are feeling this strongly about something I had just started noodling around with for kicks, and it sort of makes me feel like I need to do better.

I've also been playing more music, of course.

I also played this song for [livejournal.com profile] rainy_day, since she said she'd been listening to it on repeat while working on her fix:



And here's a song I wrote in 2000, about falling out of love: