One More Grouchy Refugee
Fanfic and Whinge

date: 2015-12-22 21:30
subject: Fic Recommendtion: eretria's Seasons of War
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tagscaptain america, eretria, fic, recs, the first avenger, the winter soldier

Up front, I'm biased. She's my wifey and I beta-ed this. It's like I'm its godmother.

[personal profile] eretria  has finished and posted a complete version of her Captain America: The Winter Soldier fic.

But it's good, okay, objectively, it's a damn good story about Steve Rogers going from the naive kid who thought going to war was something anyone sane would want to do to a deeply decent leader of men, along with being a painful period love story, and a tale of war and life in the military. If you don't want to cry for Bucky Barnes and Steve Rogers by the end of reading it, you've had your tear ducts removed. I don't want to give away too much, but I have to warn for the fact, she wrote it for me and delved into all the painful aspects a lot of fic glosses over (because that stuff pleases my sadistic soul), but none of it is gratuitous.

If you read or mean to read, do heed the warnings and tags. If you read it, hold onto this, at the end, there is hope, like the first visible star of the evening.

Seasons of War on AO3.

Fandom: Captain America (Movies), The Avengers, CA:TWS

Rating: Explicit

Archive Warnings: Creator Chose Not to Use Archive

Warnings: Graphic Depictions of Violence

Category: M/M

Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers, James "Bucky" Barnes & Steve Rogers, Howling Commandos & Steve Rogers. James "Bucky" Barnes & Howling Commandos. Peggy Carter & Steve Rogers

Characters: Steve Rogers, James "Bucky" Barnes, Chester Phillips, Peggy Carter, James Montgomery Falsworth, Jim Morita, Timothy "Dum Dum" Dugan, Jacques Dernier, Gabe Jones, Howard Stark, Howling Commandos, Original Male Character(s), Original Female Character(s), Sam Wilson (Marvel)

Additional Tags: Angst, Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD, Friends to Lovers, Friendship, First Kiss, graphic descriptions of war wounds, World War II, 1940s, Original Character Death(s), Drama, Psychological Drama, Action, Period-Typical Homophobia, Period-Typical Racism, Period-Typical Sexism, war horrors, Dark, Internalized Homophobia, Europe

Language: English

She's been posting a chapter every other day and the whole thing is now up.

Oh, wow, and I almost forgot to say: there are some seriously steamy scenes between Bucky and Steve. [personal profile] eretria  does not cheat, though she doesn't include anything the story doesn't need.

And for those wondering about Peggy the Wonder Pup, she's got the terrible teenager twos going on, and a vet appointment tomorrow. Her wrestling nom de plume would definitely be The Wrecker, and she's hilarious. It's impossible to stay mad at a dog, who every time she's told 'bad dog' in anything approaching seriousness, immediately spins and bites her tail. She clearly thinks she can convince me it was all the tail's fault, the tail's idea, and only the tail did it. I might even fall for it, if she didn't do it around my leg. And the tail isn't the one pulling the desk drawer open to steal dog treats or the one who snagged the leftover Thanksgiving turkey off the counter and stole a mouse from my cat. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if she starts opening the refrigerator next.

She's a great dog.

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date: 2014-12-23 16:52
subject: Fic: Thawed Out, CA:TWS, Avengers, 1 & 2 of 19, complete
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tagsavengers, bucky barnes, captain america, co-author, eretria, fic, the winter soldier

Fic, people, fic from me and eretria! It's Christmas Eve already somewhere in the world, according to her, so she's got it up.

Thawed Out

Archive Warning: Creator Chose Not Use Archive Warnings Categories:M/M, some Gen
Fandoms:Captain America (Movies), The Avengers (Marvel Movies)
Relationships: James 'Bucky' Barnes/Steve Rogers
Characters: James 'Bucky' Barnes, Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson, Natasha Romanov, Tony Stark, Clint Barton, bruce Banner, Sharon Carter (Marvel), OFCs and OMCs in minor supporting roles.
Chapters: 2/19
Tags: Canon-Typical Violence, Eating Disorder, Vomiting, Past Torture, Semi-Graphic Surgery Descriptions, Medical Procedures, Friendship, Domestic, Recovery, Cooking, Food, Happy Ending, Post-The Winter Soldier, Natural Death of a Canon Character, Drama, Angst, Team, Chosen Family, Hurt/Comfort, Action, Hydra Sucks, Not Everything Gets Fixed
Summary:He's not the Asset. He's not the Winter Soldier. But neither is he Bucky Barnes. With the help of Steve, Sam and the Avengers, James takes the long, slow road to recovery. Nothing is as easy as either of them thought it would be.
</blockquote></div> Authors' Notes: We want everyone to enjoy this story, not encounter something upsetting. We have tagged for the obvious, but we don't know what people's individual triggers are, so if you have specific triggers, please contact one of us with a comment here or on Auburn DW post with screen comments and leave us a way to contact you privately and we'll answer your question in e-mail, generally within a couple hours.
Authors' Note Two: This story is finished (we're talking 159 k words finished) and going through a second beta. We will be posting chapters as they come back from our beta, who is taking time from her PhD thesis to work on it, fantastic person that she is. We have a buffer and hope to post at least once a week, but events may interrupt a regular posting schedule. Never fear, this is not a work in progress, but a work in polish.

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