such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (mcu: natasha [plane])
Everyone's reactions to Age of Ultron are pretty much the epitome of 'mileage varies', not to mention that we all watch different things and take away different things. That's great, and I don't want to tell anyone that their opinions are wrong, but I do find myself in disagreement with many of them. See, I loved Natasha's arc in Age of Ultron, and here's why.

running with it )
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (mcu: natasha & pepper)
Who You Are When You're With Me
Avengers ; Natasha/Pepper ; 2700 words ; PG-13 ; no content notes
Pepper felt herself begin to relax, the muscles in her back and her neck slowly uncurling from their default state of constant tension. She smiled over at Natalie, feeling a little dopey from the faint buzz of alcohol and the late hour. Natalie smiled back, warm and sympathetic. She really did have a very pretty smile.

Written for [personal profile] lionessvalenti in the [community profile] femslash12 exchange. Many thanks to [personal profile] purplefringe for the beta!

Pepper had no problem admitting that she'd been very sceptical of Natalie Rushman when they'd first met.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (mcu: natasha & steve)
It's my birthday, so I wrote myself some fic. :D

Progress Reports, Pancakes, and Paper Planes
Avengers ; Natasha & ensemble gen ; 2400 words ; PG-13 ; no content notes ; also at the AO3, though given server problems reading on DW may be a better bet just now
"Director Fury and I would like to know whether you want your role with us to take a change in direction."

Natasha nods. She thinks about everything that's happened, and she knows her answer. "Sure, I'm in. Sign me up to be a superhero."

A month after Loki is taken back to Asgard in chains, Natasha has her quarterly meeting with Agent Hill. )
such_heights: natasha romanoff making an incredulous face (mcu: natasha [wtf])
Internets, I am ANNOYED, because there are people out there having Wrong Opinions about Black Widow and it is gross and sexist and damaging my calm.

There seems to be this attitude that Black Widow's entire purpose in the Avengers film is to be a sex object. Now, even if the only thing she did in the film *was* stand around and look pretty, that is still a gross thing to say. People are people, not objects, and when you start reducing them to body parts the way that this comic does or this tumblr post does, you are Doing It Wrong. (That second link starts out with the premise that wouldn't it be great if Rhodey got to be in the film as War Machine, because he's a great character and also it would help further break up the overwhelming whiteness of the film. Which yes, yes it would! But, er, we shouldn't achieve that by getting rid of the only woman, and if you're going to saying something like "Why are our funds more wisely spent on a redhead with D-cups then another invincible robot man?" then that is saying a hell of a lot more about how you see women than it is about Natasha's role in the film.

The less said about that comic in the first link, the better. D:

So as a matter of fact, no, the purpose of all women everywhere is not to stand around daring to have breasts and therefore be sexually distracting (because having breasts in public makes you a sex object) and otherwise pointless, could everyone who thinks that kindly find the nearest exit to your left.

And besides, Natasha Romanov is in fact 100% fabulous, wtf is wrong with people.

Spoilers for the film start here! )

And joy of joys, someone's already made a fantastic Natasha vid from cam footage - In The Bullpen by [personal profile] genusshrike, spoilers for the whole film, absolutely fantastic.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (avengers: natasha [looking down])
those wet clothes
Avengers ; Natasha/Pepper ; PG-13 ; 900 words ; no content notes ; also at the AO3
Natasha hadn't exactly planned on ending the evening stuck inside a disused SHIELD bunker, but here they were, and they'd have to make the best of it.

Written for the prompt 'Natasha/Pepper, huddling for warmth', at the trope fest. No spoilers for The Avengers movie.

You're all maladjusted enough that you actually seem to enjoy it when people try to blow you up, but I don't. )


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