Jun. 25th, 2016

sam_storyteller: (Alternate Universe)
Title: The Brother and the Mother
Rating: Teen and Up
Summary: Clint's brother shows up, and Clint disappears.
Notes: I love how these "the _____ and the _____" titles keep getting more ridiculous. Also, I know Barney's been somewhat rehabilitated as of late, in the Hawkeye comic, but I love him as a villain...

Part of the Silver Age series; also available at AO3.

The first the Young Ultimates knew about it... )


Jun. 25th, 2016 08:49 am
sam_storyteller: (Alternate Universe)
Title: Protege
Rating: General
Summary: Steve was prepared to be coldly polite to Jarvis, until he figured out who he actually was.
Notes: Prompted by drivemetogeek: What's/Who's Jarvis in Foodieverse?
Warnings: None.

Part of the Foodieverse series; also available at AO3.



Jun. 25th, 2016 09:26 am
sam_storyteller: (Alternate Universe)
Title: Truckbru
Rating: General
Summary: Tony's idea of a food truck is...interesting.
Notes: Inspired by two prompts:
agentpaxieamor: Steve is going to be taking his truck to NY ComicCon, Tony decides he has to have a truck there too. His truck is... Interesting.
katisatotalnerd: Are there any parades in the Foodieverse? Does Steve drag Tony to the parades? Do Steve and Sam set up their trucks along the parade path? Does Steve badger Tony to set up some sort of promotional table for TOBRU?
Warnings: None.

Part of the Foodieverse series; also available at AO3.

Tadaa! )
sam_storyteller: (Alternate Universe)
Title: Apprentices
Rating: General
Summary: Using Bucky to keep Tony entertained wasn't Steve's best idea.
Notes: Prompted by onemuseleft: I misread "Starbuck" as "Starkbuck" and got all excited that you were writing a Tony/Bucky domestic baking AU. I saw domestic baking but I heard Foodieverse.
Warnings: None.

Part of the Foodieverse series; also available at AO3.

All-Purpose Flour is my nemesis. )
sam_storyteller: (Alternate Universe)
Title: The Michelin Man
Rating: General
Summary: Steve was not prepared for this at six am on his day off.
Notes: Minopoke on tumblr posted the following:
"Michelin has gone to extraordinary lengths to maintain the anonymity of its inspectors. Many of the company's top executives have never met an inspector; inspectors themselves are advised not to disclose their line of work, even to their parents (who might be tempted to boast about it); and, in all the years that it has been putting out the guide, Michelin has refused to allow its inspectors to speak to journalists."
Okay but Michelin inspector AU where they use all the cheesy spy lines and dodgy excuses and their SO is convinced they work for the CIA or something. but actually they just really secretly review restaurants.

Starkerized then suggested I don't know who fits the bill for this job but my first thought was FOODIEVERSE.

It's not quite what Minopoke suggested but the whole thing gave me an idea.

Warnings: None.

Part of the Foodieverse series; also available at AO3.

The banging on Steve's apartment door woke him from a dead sleep... )

On Storytelling:

Fanfiction is a way of the culture repairing the damage done in a system where contemporary myths are owned by corporations instead of owned by folk.
-- Henry Jenkins

Life is very short. We die on the march. But there is nothing outside the march so nothing can be lost to it. The missing plays of Sophocles will turn up piece by piece, or be written again in another language.
-- Tom Stoppard

Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
-- G. Bernard Shaw

A good story should provoke discussion, debate, argument...and the occasional bar fight.
-- J. Michael Strazynski

Here's how to become a great artist. First, get miserable. Misery drives you to become a great artist, but the art does nothing for your misery, which drives you to drugs, which makes you a lousy artist.
-- House M.D.

Humans? They're long gone. Vanished. Extinct. They only exist in stories.
-- Ferngully

Anton Chekov, who was a doctor, said, "Medicine is my wife; writing is my mistress."

Se non e vero, e ben trovato. (Even if it’s not true, it’s a good story.)
-- Italian Proverb

The recipe for becoming a good novelist is easy to give, but to carry it out presupposes qualities one is accustomed to overlook. One has only to make a hundred or so sketches for novels, none longer than two pages but of such distinctness that every word in them is necessary. One should write down anecdotes every day until one has learnt how to give them the most pregnant and effective form; one should be tireless in collecting and describing human types and characters; one should above all relate things to others and listen to others relate, keeping one's eyes and ears open for the effect produced on those present, one should travel like a landscape painter or costume designer. One should, finally, reflect on the motives of human actions, disdain no signpost for instruction about them and be a collector of these things by day and night. One should continue in this many-sided exercise for some ten years; what is then created in the workshop will be fit to go out into the world.
-- Nietzsche

The thief. Once committed beyond a certain point he should not worry himself too much. Thieving is God's message to him. Let him try and be a good thief.
-- Samuel Butler

What is written without effort is generally read without pleasure.
-- Samuel Johnson

Same story, different versions, and all are true.
-- POTC: Dead Man's Chest

I am a humble artist
moulding my earthly clod,
adding my labour to nature's,
simply assisting God.
-- Piet Hein

Every archaeologist knows in his heart why he digs. He digs, in pity and humility, that the dead may live again, that what is past may not be forever lost, that something may be salvaged from the wrack of the ages.
-- From "The Testimony of the Spade"

Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
-- Francis Bacon

It is better, of course, to know useless things than to know nothing.
-- Seneca epistles 88 45

When asked how she acquired her knowledge of science, Octavia Butler replied, "I read."

Imagination is more important than information.
-- Albert Einstein

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