hradzka: (tony stark)
[personal profile] hradzka
OK, y'all, here is the situation: 14-year-old girl, longtime friend of the family and of me, is totally into THE AVENGERS and *especially* into Captain America. She likes that he's polite, old-fashioned, and a butt-kicker, and she has apologetically confessed to even liking Cap's hair, which notion she was sure that I would find weird and incomprehensible. She finds Cap inspiring enough to try writing a couple of poems about him. She draws, and has asked me to choose a good picture of Captain America so she can try to draw from it, though she specifically requested that it not be a picture of Cap shirtless.

As you may be able to tell, she's at a point where there are vague stirrings but she is not particularly comfortable with sex. That's all fine. My problem is that she is a 14-year-old girl, and I am a grown-ass man, and Captain America fanfic (like AVENGERS fanfic in general) is full of porn. Even if she were into that, it would be horrifyingly inappropriate for me to send her recs of it (for reference: see again "*14-year-old girl*" and "*grown-ass man*"). The Pit of Voles doesn't stock porn, but the AVENGERS recs I've seen have all been of fic on LJ, DW, or AO3, and I don't have time to weed through the dross at to find good stories, so that doesn't work. (EDIT: I was considering bowdlerizing a few stories, but no, that really wouldn't work, either. I'm going through AO3 with character and content filters on ATM.)

So I would be very grateful if anyone could please pass on some gen or at least non-pornographic Captain America recs, fanart included.

Also, I'm not as close to her 16-year-old sister (oddly, given that the 16-year-old and I have *remarkably* similar personalities, we mainly communicate through the 14-year-old), but can report that she is into Thor, so if anybody has some extra for Thor that'd be well appreciated too.

Date: 2012-05-26 08:07 am (UTC)
nicki: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nicki
{school counselor hat} Don't even send her the bowdlerized fics, you would both find it to be weird and awkward and it could mess up your trust levels.{/school counselor hat}

I'm afraid I can't help with the fic, though. :(
Edited Date: 2012-05-26 08:09 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-05-26 08:35 am (UTC)
nicki: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nicki
AO3? You can filter by fandom, rating, and character. There appear to be 645 fics marked for general audiences in the Avengers movieverse involving Steve Rogers. I don't know enough about how their rating system works, though.

Date: 2012-05-26 08:41 am (UTC)
nicki: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nicki
Sounds like a reasonably decent plan.

Date: 2012-05-26 10:58 am (UTC)
liviapenn: miss piggy bends jail bars (remains sexy while doing so) (Default)
From: [personal profile] liviapenn

There's also the "download" button for stories-- you could save them as plain HTML files and send them to her. She would still be able to click on links in the header and get to stories you hadn't pre-approved, but it would be one step further removed.

Date: 2012-05-26 10:06 am (UTC)
kate_nepveu: sleeping cat carved in brown wood (Default)
From: [personal profile] kate_nepveu
I just posted some fluffy gen recs here, heavy on team:

Also this movie tag is gen and partly Steve POV: (alas his more fully Steve-centric stories are not).
Edited Date: 2012-05-26 10:14 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-05-26 03:03 pm (UTC)
kate_nepveu: sleeping cat carved in brown wood (Default)
From: [personal profile] kate_nepveu
Oh, right, that was so nonsexual & nonvisual that it went right by me. Sorry. Hope she finds something to like!

Date: 2012-05-26 11:30 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-05-26 11:58 am (UTC)
catchmyfancy: (Default)
From: [personal profile] catchmyfancy
That first picture is beautiful and if I was 14 I would have it printed out and on my wall in a about ten seconds flat!

Date: 2012-05-26 08:10 pm (UTC)
liviapenn: miss piggy bends jail bars (remains sexy while doing so) (Default)
From: [personal profile] liviapenn

It's super dreamy!! Same artist has also drawn/painted mostly naked steve wrapped in american flag and some really good Loki drawings.

Date: 2012-05-26 08:10 pm (UTC)
liviapenn: miss piggy bends jail bars (remains sexy while doing so) (Default)
From: [personal profile] liviapenn
No problem! :)

Oh and also, I'm sure you're not having any problems finding cute pictures of Chris Evans on the internet, but here are some super-hi-res HD images of all the team members, so this might help if she wants to draw the costume.
Edited Date: 2012-05-26 08:25 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-05-26 02:11 pm (UTC)
holli: (Default)
From: [personal profile] holli
I really liked this one, which has lovely team interaction and made me tear up a bit at the end.

Date: 2012-05-26 03:04 pm (UTC)
kate_nepveu: sleeping cat carved in brown wood (Default)
From: [personal profile] kate_nepveu
. . . I can't believe I forgot to rec the most perfect post-movie Steve gen I've read.

This this this.

Date: 2012-05-26 03:21 pm (UTC)
musesfool: Steve Rogers, professional sadface (broken-hearted savior)
From: [personal profile] musesfool
This one: is a nicely melancholy look at Steve adjusting to NY in the present, with bonus Winter Soldier stuff at the end (it's listed as Steve/Bucky, but it's pretty deeply subtextual iirc, or as gen as they were in the movie anyway). has Darcy as Peggy's granddaughter, finally getting the dance Steve owes her grandmother.

This one is shippy - - but in a very pg way - Steve/Darcy and Steve/learning to text

5 times Steve found it hard to breathe:

This is comicsverse and a crossover with the DCU that might require some knowledge (but I don't think so?) but it is THE BEST: - Steve Rogers + Damian Wayne + drawings of cats - featuring Steve being a sympathetic ear for Damian when his father won't let him be Robin and Dick's faffed off to be Nightwing again.

Five things Steve gave up to be Captain America:

Steve learning about the future:

Do you want self-recs? I've written some but am not sure how you feel about that.

Date: 2012-05-26 07:15 pm (UTC)
bedlamsbard: star wars rebels: hera peering around a corner (Default)
From: [personal profile] bedlamsbard
This series is adorable and gen, and has a puppy. It's mostly team-centric with Loki.

Steve and Thor hanging out.

(I have also been on a search for Avengers gen, but most of my list is heavily team-centric.)

Date: 2012-05-26 09:49 pm (UTC)
synecdochic: torso of a man wearing jeans, hands bound with belt (Default)
From: [personal profile] synecdochic
(sleep wake hope and then) by [ profile] samalander: Steve goes back to art school, discovers Captain America studies.

Date: 2012-05-26 11:20 pm (UTC)
ivorygates: (2. AVENGERS: LOGO)
From: [personal profile] ivorygates
I know this isn't your requested Avengers, but it's good and it's gen. Neither Birthday Gifts Nor Barter by [ profile] raqs. Avengers. 2700 words. She says: "…pre-slash (Tony/Bruce-ish) or gen as you please.".

I think the only reason she says it's "pre slash" is that she is almost exclusively a slash writer. Gen, baby, gen!
Edited (welcome to my stunning inability to code) Date: 2012-05-26 11:38 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-05-27 03:40 am (UTC)
matt_doyle: (Default)
From: [personal profile] matt_doyle
I hadn't read anything in the fandom, yet, so at the moment I'm just using your comment threads as a reading list... but I will keep my eyes out!

Date: 2012-05-29 10:07 pm (UTC)
chalcopyrite: Extreme close up of a book from the lower edge, near the spine. The book is open, and the pages are out of focus. Blank? (books: open book (you're an))
From: [personal profile] chalcopyrite
This one's Darcy-centred, but it has some adorable Cap: 64 Colors.

Cluegirl's Even Gods Do contains Swearing and Aftermath of Violence, but might fit your bill.


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