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Title: Is This A Matter Of Worse Or Of Better?
Fandom: Avengers/Iron Man
Pairing: Maria/Howard
Words: 9174
Summary: Howard designs weapons and various other things she doesn't understand for the government and the military, and Maria helps the people his wars leave behind, hurt and alone. There is no symbolism in their respective careers at all.
A/N: So since I got Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra's new album, Theatre Is Evil, I've been listening to it, and I got stuck on The Bed Song for a while, and it made me think of unhappy marriages, and screwed-up families, and no family does ISSUES like the Stark family does. Maria is the one people seem to forget about, because Howard's the one who always gets talked about, and he's the one who influenced Tony's life from the get-go, for good or bad. She isn't in the films in person, and she's only passingly mentioned by name in old news clippings and movie reels. She's practically invisible. She's not a badass lady like Peggy or Natasha, so she gets overlooked.

Check out the song, and look at the lyrics. I took the title and structure from it. It's really sad.



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Fanmix: Just Another Guy With A Bow


Notes: Never made a proper fanmix before (mostly because fanart in any form is not my strong point at ALL), so this is scary and new. :D This mix is a companion to my fic, Just Another Guy With A Bow, where the chapter titles all come from songs, so I've just put those songs in order in a nice neat file and added some slapdash cover art. Which I did in Paint. Because I'm a real champ like that.

Fic: Just Another Guy With A Bow

Title: Just Another Guy With A Bow
Fandom: Avengers
Pairing: Clint/Natasha, eventual Clint/Coulson. Also a teeny bit of Steve/Darcy, Thor/Jane and some implied Bruce/Tony.
Words: 94118.
Disclaimer: I own bugger all.
Summary: Clint's life is a steady progression from point A to point B, but it's everything that happens between those points that make the story interesting. Things like joining the circus, losing Barney, finding Barney, stumbling into SHIELD, trusting Coulson, making a different call when he's sent to kill the Black Widow, and becoming part of the dysfunctional Avengers team.
A/N: So this is the Clint fic that was meant to be a pretty short oneshot, and suddenly grew out of control, swamped my life, and overtook the Bruce/Tony fic I was writing. And am still writing. It also accidentally made me commit mentally to a whole series of these sort of fics, so we'll see how that works out. ^^ I'm mostly just amazed that I've finished this, and that it all went so well. Maybe I'm getting better at this whole 'finishing the stuff you start' deal! :D


     Just Another Guy With A Bow