Q:Do you have any Bruce Banner fic recs (any pair, really, I just want something that doesn't suck/grossly simplify the character)?
I got you, boo.
The Care and Feeding of Lost Causes by maskedfangirl. 65k. I recced it the other day but I’ll re-iterate: this is a powerful and moving novel-length fic. It’s a characterization of Bruce that makes a lot of very real, very painful sense.
The Sorites Paradox by quomore. 12.5k. Bruce working on figuring Clint out. Natasha tells Bruce early on that Clint is easy, but Bruce makes it hard.
The Physicist and the Assassin by topaz. 19k. Bruce is roped into a SHIELD mission and between the adrenaline high and Clint pretending to be in love with him, emotions start to run hot and heavy.
all that they see is the show by gyzym. 1k. A small drabble about Bruce, his hands, and Clint’s big open heart.
song of solomon by blodnasirr. 2k. Bruce/The Hulk end up taking turns at Occupy Wallstreet.
Head/Heart/Lungs by trieduntrue. 12k. How and why it needs to be all three. (Really lovely!)
Protect and Destroy by aftersoon. 5k. When the Hulk starts batting Iron Man out of the sky during missions, Bruce examines why. Turns out the Hulk has very simple instincts.
be the wrench to my rotary fastener, the quark to my matter by weatheredlaw. 11.5k. Always-a-girl!Tony. I really, really love this version of what sex between them could be like. Also, for those mired in Bucky feels these days, Bucky plays a wonderful minor part.
Stark, A.E., and Banner, R. Bruce. (2013). “Biodosimetric Tools for Measuring Induced Isomeric Transition in Inverted Paired States.” International Journal of Radiation Biology 89.9, 43-85. by thingswithwings. 17k. Honest-to-god, this is the summary: “And so,” Tony concludes triumphantly, “you owe it to science, to yourself, and to the people of New York City to have tons of hot awesome monster sex with me.”
they name dragons by Zekkass. 15.7k. Magic!AU. Bruce is an alchemist and Tony is being chased by assassins. They’re both on the run.
Irreconcilable Differences by determamfidd. 133k. (SUPER DUPER LONG.) Bruce finds a cure of sorts, but mostly he finds answers he hadn’t been looking for. Tony never thought he needed curing in the first place.
like catalysts, we make things happen by BlackEyedGirl. 5k. Bruce keeps running and Tony has to handle waiting.
sometimes i claim to know a guy but i can’t tell you what his hands look like by gyzym. 2k. Bruce wears pants, Tony calls the Hulk a hero, no one is particularly good at subtlety.
This is how to run a stick of Chapstick
down the black boxes on your scantron
so the grading machine skips the wrong
answers. This is how to honor roll. Hell,
this is how to National Honor Society.
This is being voted “Most Likely to Marry
for Money” or “Talks the Most, Says the
Least” for senior superlatives. This is
stepping around the kids having panic
attacks in the hallway. This is being the
kid having a panic attack in the hallway.
This is making the A with purple moons
stamped under both eyes. We had to try.
This is telling the ACT supervisor you have
ADHD to get extra time. Today, the average
high school student has the same anxiety
levels as the average 1950’s psychiatric
patient. We know the Pythagorean theorem
by heart, but short-circuit when asked
“How are you?” We don’t know. We don’t
know. That wasn’t on the study guide.
We usually know the answer, but rarely
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#he’s such a fucking mess in that scene #sitting by himself #uniform that he once kept sharp and perfect is a disheveled mess #the others are all drinking beer and he’s knocking back the hard stuff #i’m so glad steve went to sit with him weh
# the tags explain why i love this scene so much# and then he flirts with peggy for steve because steve’s just standing there like a big dummy# and he plays it off like he was just doing it for his own sake# ugh
anybody who thinks peggy carter is some kind of anachronistic “feminist message” needs to read about these awesome world war ii ladies:
(And also various code-breakers, map ladies etc. They also serve who fight war with pencils.)
nightcall | a cyberpunk / 80’s winter soldier fanmix | listen
Q: Did you have any rituals while putting on the costume, that helped you get into character? Sebastian Stan: “I played a lot of sound tracks from different movies. Also Daft Punk was huge for me and David Bowie and The Terminator soundtrack, believe it or not. I love music. You know, I’ve always wanted to do an ’80’s movie! I love that music!” (x)
THIS FANMIX IS PERFECT. PERFECT!!!
You play this character, this villainous character, in almost such an effortless way. Do you like to explore that side of Bucky a little more than the other part of him that you portrayed in the first film?
Sebastian Stan, casually recalibrating interviewers who are like “so what does it feel like to be a villain”.