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The Writer They Call Tay
07 May 2016 @ 12:26 pm
Been on a icon making kick lately, so if anyone would like some Agent Carter icons, I've got 116 of them from Season Two.


The Writer They Call Tay
04 May 2016 @ 07:31 pm
Just discovered this by Googling, and thought it might be useful to fellow detail-oriented folks:

The New York Public Library has a data base of menus they've collected, searchable by decade and then year, which lists the dishes on the menu, and their prices. Totally awesome if you're writing historical stuff and don't know what might have been eaten or how much it might have cost to eat it.

You can also click on a dish within a menu and see what other menus featured than dish, and when it first started appearing as a dish in menus.

I wish I knew about it when I was trying to figure out how much a cocktail would have cost someone in 1946, but at least I'll know what a hotel might have offered my characters in 1947.
The Writer They Call Tay
02 May 2016 @ 11:51 am
Title: Giving Oneself Airs
Characters: Edwin Jarvis, Howard Stark, General Someguy
Rating: PG
Warnings/Triggers: none
Spoilers: Howard and Jarvis' backstories, somewhat
Pairings: none
Word Count 3,540
Summary: Lance Corporal Edwin Jarvis meets an American without any sense of decorum, and gives him a bit of a hand.
Author's notes: This is an idea that cropped out of something else I was writing, when my Word Fairy said 'no, let's go think about that'. I had an idea of writing how Jarvis and Howard met, and exploring Howard Stark before he was a fully formed Howard Stark, and what both Jarvis and the General might have done to make Howard want to step in for Jarvis later on.

I'm not entirely sure if Jarvis met Howard before the war or during it, but I've placed it before for my own purposes, and this story is set in 1937. The MCU timeline is a thing of a great and terrible beauty, but it says that Howard was born in 1917, so he would be about twenty here. I'm guessing Jarvis is a few years older (?). It also says that Howard met Erskine at a science conference in 1934, when Howard would have only been seventeen or so, so I'm guessing he started the company really young and had success super fast.

This story contradicts a few things I wrote in 'The Virtues of Being Useful', but that's really AU now that Season Two has aired, so it doesn't matter much.

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The Writer They Call Tay
28 April 2016 @ 01:18 pm
Title: Happy Families
Characters: Edwin Jarvis, Peggy Carter, Ana Jarvis, Daniel Sousa, a dog
Rating: G
Warnings/Triggers: none
Spoilers: most of Agent Carter thus far, but nothing terribly specific
Pairings: Ana/Jarvis, Peggy/Sousa
Word Count 4,965
Summary: Peggy is about start a family, while Jarvis is quite happy with the one he's already created.
Author's notes: This was a weird one to write. I can't even remember why I started writing it, but I wrote the whole thing, decided I didn't like it. So I chopped off the second half and wrote an entire different ending, with an entirely different message, and now I like it a lot more. Editing!

I've gone ahead and assumed that Daniel Sousa is who Peggy ended up marrying. I would hope she wouldn't have another heartbreak in her life before finding her husband. This set probably late 40's early 50's? Maybe?

For reference, Hildi looks like this.

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The Writer They Call Tay
26 April 2016 @ 12:28 am
I've been making Agent Carter icons of late, and so looking through a lot of screen caps, and discovered that Howard Stark's lab in LA has arc reactor stained glassed windows:

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I totally missed that watching the show, but it's cute. I love those sorts of details. I've also picked up that Sousa's office has a picture of him doing military stuff (presumably before he was hurt in the war, looks like him standing on a truck with a unit). He's also a Brooklyn Dodgers fan, judging by the logo on the baseball cap in his office.
The Writer They Call Tay
19 April 2016 @ 07:23 pm
Since my flash drive crash, I've been trying to rebuild some of the character development stuff I lost, and I'm going to post it for sake of insurance.

These are all the character memes combined together, for Steve Rogers, and Nora Rogers, from the Super Kids 'verse joonscribble and I have going on.

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The Writer They Call Tay
09 April 2016 @ 12:45 am
Quick question on Agent Carter canon, though more of an opinion than anything else:

In Season One, Jarvis says he was 'aide' to a General in Budapest. I assumed that he meant 'aide-de-camp', which is a sort of secretarial position, but I recently saw Jarvis mentioned on TVtropes as a 'batman', and that actually makes a lot more sense (batman was a servant to an officer, in charge of running errands, driving him, taking care of his clothing, digging his foxhole in battle, etc.). Did the AC writers use 'aide' so not to confuse American audiences, who probably would have gone to Bruce Wayne at the use of batman? It just makes more sense to me for him to be a batman, and go into life as a butler (historically, batmans often followed their officers into domestic service), than to be an aide-de-camp, which was a very prestigious position, and then have all the skills to be a butler later on.

Any thoughts?

Also, while I'm here, I said I was going to make some Ana Jarvis icons and I did. If any wants them, please feel free to use. Credit to songstressicons and/or citadel_icons if you'd like, but it's not necessary. Also, I'm trying to get the hang of a new graphics program, so if anyone would like any other Agent Carter icons, I'm happy to make them if you give me a picture or subject.

The Writer They Call Tay
06 April 2016 @ 11:38 am
Title: Love and Enthusiasm
Characters: Ana Jarvis, Tony Stark, Edwin Jarvis, Maria Stark
Rating: PG
Warnings/Triggers: some references to anti-semitism
Spoilers: none
Pairings: Ana/Jarvis
Word Count 5,138
Summary: Ana takes in a wandering Stark, and teaches him how to make challah.
Author's notes: I recently posted 'Character Flaws' AO3, and someone there commented asking for more little!Tony and Ana and Jarvis, and I thought 'I can do that'. So, this is a fluffy Stark Family Adventures fic.

I have never made challah, and I did much research into it, and my understanding is that everyone does it their own way, so I've cobbled together various recipes, techniques and traditions that I found. I hope I have all the meaning and mitzvahs involved correct, my sincere apologies if I've messed anything up.

Tony is approximately three, probably closer to four in this. I've used a mixed of British and American English for Ana, assuming she'd have learned from speakers of both.

I really need an Ana Jarvis icon...

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The Writer They Call Tay
03 April 2016 @ 05:58 pm
Title: The Book Fairy
Characters: Steve, Nora (OC), Victor (OC dog)
Rating: G
Warnings/Triggers: none
Spoilers: none
Pairings: None, sort of
Word Count 4,233
Summary: Steve and his dog make a new friend, and acquire some good books to read.
Author's notes: Hey look, it's a another super AU thing! Last May, joonscribble and I did a bunch of crossover memes that were nothing but trouble, and spiralling out of them came this AU verse of OC children and crossovers and fluffy, fluffy stories. As usual, I started writing in the middle of the 'verse, and have been sharing them with her, but I thought I should eventually write the start, and post it, so other people could follow along if they wanted, and make it easier on myself.

Not sure when exactly this AUs itself, but probably before Ultron. Basic premise is that Bucky has been found, and doing okay, and Steve has retired to Brooklyn to live a more normal life, living near him. joonscribble's meme gave her the pairing of Bucky Barnes, and Elementary's Joan Watson, and their child, Winnie. I gave Steve a child for Winnie to grow up with, and so he needed a partner, and I created one. This is how they meet. Everything else should be somewhat explained in this story. All you need to know is that Steve has a dalmatian named Victor. I think the rest he talks about within the narrative.

As always, apologies for the weirdness of my brain. In this case, it was only partly my fault! joonscribble did nothing to help!

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