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Born to be Kings by Kadorienne
When the princes of Asgard made their ill-fated jaunt to Jotunheim, Odin arrived to fetch them before the frost giant grabbed Loki's arm. Odin was able to carry out his plan to make Loki his puppet king of Jotunheim. But how long will Loki remain an obedient puppet?
fanfic  slash  fandom:thor  genre:au  genre:adventure  genre:angst  genre:characterstudy  genre:tagfic  trope:family  trope:revelation  trope:worldbuilding  trope:bamfness  kink:incest  length:novel  rating:nc17  author:kadorienne  web:ao3 
18 days ago by moonbeamsfanfic
myrtlebroadbelt: Under the Hill
When Bungo Baggins married Belladonna Took, he didn’t realize she came with two remarkable sisters. If three is a crowd, four is a mob. And a mob—even one made of hobbits—simply won’t do in one tiny smial. Factor in any future fauntlings, and he really can’t be blamed for coveting something more spacious. Too bad no one informed him that building it himself would be so… so… whatever this is!

What follows is an entirely respectable account of the building of Bag End, inspired by the 1948 classic Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House.
fandom:thehobbit  pre-cannon  pairing:belladonna/bungo  trope:worldbuilding  trope:family  genre:gen  rating:PG  author:myrtlebroadbelt  !het  AO3  genre:humor  trope:kidfic  character:bilbo 
september 2019 by Miscella
dirgewithoutmusic: naive: in defense of hannah abbott
When Voldemort had Cedric Diggory killed, he said this: kill the spare.

Hannah heard it whispered in the hallways, too, right behind "sheep" and "not smart/not brave/not cunning" and simply "Puff." Potions with Snape was always a treat. He hated Harry Potter, but the black and yellow earned his disdain. Even Flitwick sometimes sighed when Justin Finch-Fletchley just couldn't quite figure out a charm.

And Hannah, in her quiet, accustomed, burning way, fumed.

We are not spare parts.

You think we're your cast offs. You think we're the kids no other House wanted to take.

Well, here's a clue for you, suckers. This is a story about choice. The wand chooses the wizard but the wizard chooses the House. When that Hat goes on your head, it doesn't forbid you things, it offers them to you.

We are not your castoffs. We're just the kids who didn't choose you.
trope:worldbuilding  fandom:harry_potter  !het  genre:gen  series  trope:family  trope:friendship  genre:h/c  warning:death  AO3  author:dirgewithoutmusic  warning:severe_awesome 
september 2019 by Miscella
attackfish: Whistling Up a Storm
After Katara leaves the Northern Water Tribe, Pakku must confront the changes she has wrought.
author:attackfish  AO3  fandom:atla  character:pakku  character:kanna  character:OC  trope:worldbuilding  author:yugoda  genre:gen  rating:G 
september 2019 by Miscella
Devotion, Threefold by anticyclone
"You know," Aatenel said, lowering his voice, "most people who are graced with my physical form tend to say something in response."

There had been a ritual greeting he was supposed to use, Pando abruptly remembered. It was like having water dumped on his head. He had fucked this up entirely.

An unnatural fire threatened Pando's kingdom. The people of Vrae and his Expanse had never before demanded things from each other, so Pando had begged. He agreed to marry a fire god, sight unseen - only the wedding day has come, and the fire god does seem to enjoy what he's seeing now.
originalfiction  slash  trope:originalcharacters  trope:worldbuilding  trope:arrangedmarriage  length:short  rating:nc17  author:anticyclone  web:ao3 
august 2019 by moonbeamsfanfic
Children of the Sun by Lomonaaeren
This is set in an AU where wizards have familiars that help them with magic, and which Muggles can't sense. It starts with Harry Potter walking into the wizarding world, not knowing what the golden snake at his side means...

Series of mostly short ficlets, but growing with some longer, plottier fics exploring and challenging the accepted culture. WIP...
fanfic  gen  fandom:harrypotter  genre:au  genre:kidfic  genre:characterstudy  genre:pre-series  genre:hurt/comfort  genre:casefile  trope:animals  trope:originalcharacters  trope:worldbuilding  length:long  rating:pg  author:lomonaaeren  web:ao3  note:series  note:wip 
january 2019 by moonbeamsfanfic
theformerone: erik stevens, prince of wakanda
AU in which T'Chaka takes Erik back to Wakanda. Erik is a problem child, then a priest, then a big cousin, then a diplomat, then a hero. But he's always a prince, and he's always a panther.
fandom:black_panther  character:erik/stevens  character:t'challa  character:t'chaka  character:nakia  character:shuri  character:ramonda  trope:family  trope:culture_gap  trope:fixit  trope:characterstudy  trope:worldbuilding  AU  au!blackpanther  rating:PG13  author:theformerone  warning:severe_awesome   
january 2019 by Miscella
For Family by Nanuk888
What if Vader, wanting to be with his son again, had taken a very different approach after Luke escapes him at Bespin? How far would he go to regain what he has lost? 155,287 words
fanfic  gen  fandom:starwars  genre:au  genre:adventure  genre:hurt/comfort  genre:tagfic  trope:family  trope:worldbuilding  trope:reincarnation  trope:bamfness  length:epic  rating:pg13  author:nanuk888  web:ffn  note:♥ 
december 2018 by moonbeamsfanfic
thingswithwings: The Favor of the King
T'Challa – King T'Challa of Wakanda, the Black Panther, Guy Who Dresses Up Like a Cat to Fight Crime or Possibly for Other Reasons, Who the Fuck Knows – T'Challa corners Sam during one of their visits to check in on Bucky and says, in a mild voice that should not sound as threatening as it does, "We need to talk."

"We do, huh," Sam says, looking him up and down. He's just a king and a superhero and a genius inventor and possibly the richest man alive, looking way too fine and wearing the hell out of a tailored three-piece suit; Sam can hold his own against this guy.
pairing:sam/t'challa  AO3  fandom:Marvel  fandom:Avengers  fandom:black_panther  character:shurri  !slash  rating:R  genre:pwp  author:thingswithwings  trope:worldbuilding 
october 2018 by Miscella
In the Hearts of Men by proser132
“All actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion and desire.”

By chance, the Easter Bunny met Jack Frost in the Blizzard of '68. From there, it is a domino effect, and it's surprising to all involved where the pieces fall.
fanfic  pre-slash  fandom:riseoftheguardians  pairing:bunny/jack  genre:pre-series  genre:casefile  genre:romance  genre:kidfic  trope:worldbuilding  length:novel  rating:pg13  author:proser132  web:ao3 
october 2018 by moonbeamsfanfic
galwednesday, silentwalrus, skellerbvvt: Scents and Sensibility: The Working Assassin's Guide to Supersoldier Seduction
Captain America wakes up from the ice in 2013. The Winter Soldier wakes up in 2009, or rather defects from HYDRA, for a value of defect that’s closer to decimate. He ends up working for SHIELD. In April 2014, he’s assigned to Captain America’s mission as a sniper.

Steve’s just trying to get some kind of life together. Bucky is too, or at least he was until tall, blond and Captain shows up and starts just - being there, all the time. It’s terrible. It’s the worst. He has to do something about it.
AU  au!avengers  fandom:captain_america  wip  AO3  genre:romance  trope:characterstudy  trope:worldbuilding  trope:alpha/omega  rating:NC-17  pairing:bucky/steve  ~gender~  warning:severe_awesome  warning:ptsd  character:melinda_may  character:Natasha_Romanov  author:galwednesday  aurhor:silentwalrus  author:skellerbvvt 
july 2018 by Miscella
batshit crazy is just your opinion
don’t know if this is as ~deep~ as i think it is, but by all of gaston’s own personal standards of identity/values, the beast is a better man than he is: brawnier, bigger, fightier, & of course every last inch of him’s covered in hair
fanfic  fandom:other  genre:metafic  trope:worldbuilding  trope:reincarnation  length:drabble  rating:g  author:feynites  web:tumblr 
september 2017 by moonbeamsfanfic
The Rules Of Torchwood Three - copperbadge - Torchwood [Archive of Our Own]
Imagine, if you will, a raw recruit to Torchwood, stood purposefully in front of a large whiteboard in a corner of the Hub.

"Memorize them," Ianto tells him, claps him on the shoulder, and wanders off.
fic  fandom:Torchwood  verse:Whoniverse  author:copperbadge  character:Jack_Harkness  character:Ianto_Jones  character:Gwen_Cooper  character:Toshiko_Sato  character:Owen_Harper  trope:worldbuilding 
september 2017 by jeb124
Evil Overlord, Inc. by Footloose, mushroomtale
Merlin is a recent graduate with a double doctorate in metaphysics and physics. Arthur is a low-level paper pusher with a desk in the sub-basement of MI5. They live in a world with ridiculous laws and restrictions against anyone who might be supernatural in any way, shape, or design.

Merlin has huge debts looming over this head, a few quid left in his bank account, and no job prospects. Arthur is pushing thirty, in a dead-end job with no chances of promotion to fieldwork agent, and is thoroughly bored with his life.

One ill-advised Craigslist advert, five pushy mates, one nosy all-knowing sister, and a hacked email account later, Merlin and Arthur take the world by storm.

(Or, more precisely, they take over the world.)
fanfic  slash  fandom:merlin  pairing:arthur/merlin  genre:au  genre:adventure  genre:futurefic  genre:crackfic  trope:worldbuilding  trope:bamfness  trope:epistolary  length:novel  rating:nc17  author:footloose  web:ao3  note:multimedia 
september 2017 by moonbeamsfanfic
Uncompromising Principles by Kizmet
After leaving Siberia Captain America begins his plans to overturn the Accords. But not all is as it seems.

Not compliant with the end of "Civil War". Part one of the Chasing Ideals series. 195,000+words.

I found Steve’s position relatable and sympathetic… and wrong. He’s arguing that the Avengers don’t need oversight while right in the middle of getting wrapped up in his personal crusade and dragging almost all of the other Avengers after him through sheer force of personality. At least Tony’s learned to admit that he’s not perfect and is acting like someone raised in a democracy (listening to what the majority of people want rather than decreeing that he knows best).

Moon's Notes: Post-Civil War AU in which Steve killed Tony in Siberia and all the mess he caused in his "Save Bucky!" agenda have actual real-world consequences. Hence, the majority of the fic is an in-depth legal court trial! With Daredevil's Foggy Nelson playing defense lawyer for Steve.

Both sides are well-treated, well-argued, and well-represented. The only point of contention I have with the results is Fury's appearance. Not for any fault of the author's, but because I know they are 100% right that the future MCU Infinty Wars movies will absolve Team Captain America of any wrongdoing just so they can fight. The more Marvel goes with these movies, the less tenable they are to me.
fanfic  gen  fandom:avengers  genre:casefile  genre:angst  genre:characterstudy  genre:deathfic  genre:tagfic  trope:worldbuilding  trope:betrayal  trope:revelation  length:epic  rating:pg13  author:kizmet  web:ao3  note:series 
september 2017 by moonbeamsfanfic

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