Verse: The Toaster!Verse
Works in this verse:
I don’t even know how to describe this ‘verse without sounding more-than-slightly unhinged (this is one of the reasons I love it so much). The ‘verse picks up post-Avengers, and all the superheroes are now roomies in Stark Tower. Hilarity ensues.
So, Tony Stark is a genius…but more like a mad scientist than anything else. He has manic episodes of engineering creativity and often neglects himself and everything around him. Steve Rogers steps in with a “family meeting” and sets up a chore chart so Tony will stop being such a slob. The chore chart leads to a sentient toaster (hence the name “toasterverse”) and a veritable army of flying Roombas. And somewhere along the way, Tony Stark finds himself a family that hasn’t been built with his own two hands.
I don’t know how I found this. I don’t really read crack!fics, but I found this one and somewhere in between Tony giving a toaster artificial intelligence and Thor wearing an apron, I fell in love with it. I’m only on part 4 of the series, but considering I started it two days ago, I’d say I’m pretty hooked on this crack. scifigrl47 gives us humor, but she also gives us an entertaining story with strong characters. So many little details, so many back stories! There’s quite a bit of shipping going on, so if you’re a Tony Stark/Steve Rogers fan, this is for you. But, not to be outdone, Clint Barton/Phil Coulson also have an adorable lovefest. It’s so cute, so damn cute, you’ll have to punch a kitten or something to remind yourself that yes, this is reality, and no, superheroes don’t hang together on Thursdays for movie night. (Please don’t actually punch a kitten.)
I love it. But, my favorite bit of her writing, hands-down, is this lovely gem:
“Thor!” Clint yelled.
“Aye, my brother in arms?” There was a couple of thumps, and the sound of something breaking, probably something expensive, Tony wondered if his insurance policy covered act of demigod, and then Thor appeared.
Standing on an ironing board.
That was balanced on top of like ten Roombas.
Thor gave them a huge grin, fists on his hips, heroic pose solidly in place despite the fact that his pale grey apron with yellow bubbles up the front clashed with his cape.
I will never laugh so hard ever again.
Read if you like the Avengers, Stony, and toasters with an attitude. And if you like to laugh until your abs hurt. (It’s a great workout)