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So I am posting this here before I hit any of the comms out there because.. I dunno. Feelings. and because I may end up saying a lot of stuff in comments at first. And, well, ffs. I wrote this because I thought the first fill for the prompt was way too generic and didn't really do what it was set out to do. that probably says too much about me.

Title: Swansong
Rating: M / NC-17
Summary: Response to a kink meme challenge: Loki's threat to Natasha comes true; she is destroyed by the one closest to her
Characters: Clint, Natasha, brief appearance by Loki
Pairing: Clint/Natasha
Warnings, holy mother of warnings: Character death, non-con, graphic violent torture, mind-control, psychological torture, anything else I should mention that you see, please let me know. If you want any of the warnings elaborated, feel free to ask.
Author's Note: I have a lot of feels about this fic and how I wanted to explore the intimacy part of Loki's threat and the psychological implications of what precisely would movie!Natasha fear the most? I don't feel I've succeeded 100% but I believe this fic stands on its own.

It starts with the music )
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] moerlin at As of tomorrow, no more subject lines in comments on LJ
I was gonna update this with much happier stuff, but for the past week I've just been so enraged with LJ's asshattery that I've had it to here.

In case you didn't know, on 12/12 they first announced sneakily on the Russian journal of LJ's design guy that with new changes being implemented tomorrow, there will be no more subject lines in comments and that this change was "non-negotiable" (good round-up and translation here). I'm sure you all realize that this will basically make fandom and RP communities unusable. LJ's staff, however, doesn't give a shit. At least 18 pages of 100% negative feedback didn't sway them.

They've backpedaled some and will make keeping comment subject lines optional in some S2 styles, but the default (that 99% of communities are running right now) will decidedly be subject-less! Not to mention that their new and frankly, fucking ugly design will take forever to load and make the site a pain to use on mobile browsers.

And oh, it looks like they might be taking away the drop-down menu to select icons as well, so you'll have to load all your icons as pictures to select them. Lovely. (I will beta-test tonight to see if this is actually true.)

Really, I don't know why I'm surprised. LJ is always fucking with the parts of the site that actually work and breaking them, so this is just another instance of that. Because seriously, who are subject lines hurting by just being there? (And no, it can't be a matter of server strain, considering the new "graphic" interface will definitely be using up more resources - so much fun when there's DDoS attacks!)
As far as I know, they've never once listened to their customers, so those thousands of comments already posted probably won't do shit. I've left a message expressing my concerns about the new comment pages here anyway; so if you want to do that too, go for it! If anything, it helps with the rage. ;)

FYI: Dreamwidth is feeling Christmasy has reacted to LJ's bullshit and has open account creation (no invite codes needed) for the rest of the week. Might be a good idea to get your back-up or new home, whatever the case may be, up and running now.



Yeah. this sucks.

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