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Nerves - noraebangbang - EXO (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Kyungsoo worries about his solo performance at their upcoming dome concert and has no problem bothering Chanyeol about it.

|| Mmm.
fandom:kpop  fandom:exo  author:noraebangbang  pairing:chanyeol/d.o  type:closetocanonau  type:friendship  type:preslash  type:workingitout  type:softly  type:nice  length:<1k 
october 2015 by blottingtheink
stay made of lightning - starwells (trickofthemind) - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
When their manager told them they were going on vacation, everyone was predictably thrilled.

|| More Summer Package fic--before the DVD was released, so some things it gets wrong, but the bit about Namjoon avoiding everyone to lie around it gets right, lolol. Mostly conflict-free slice-of-life, but Namjoon and Seokjin are soft and lovely, it's nice.
fandom:kpop  author:starwells  pairing:jin/rapmonster  type:closetocanonau  type:softly  type:easy  type:justforfun  length:1-5k 
october 2015 by blottingtheink
paperclipbitch: i don't wanna be your superman | Young Avengers | Kate Bishop/America Chavez
[canon-divergent AU] “I can’t believe you came to ComicCon dressed as yourself,” Billy is saying for about the thirtieth time.

|| I hardly know America Chavez, but I want so much more of this. Also, I am absolutely going with the option the author gives that America just hasn't gone public with her powers yet, I want the sequel where she does and shows up and Kate's jaw drops, and she's like, This one just won't stop pulling one over on me, and it's perfect.
fandom:marvel  fandom:youngavengers  author:paperclipbitch  pairing:america/kate  type:alternateuniverse  type:closetocanonau  type:banter  type:justforfun  length:notspecified 
july 2015 by blottingtheink
Knew You When - Chapter 1 - cest_what - Chihayafuru [Archive of Our Own]
In the last year of elementary school, one of the most promising young karuta prodigies of the decade transferred to a new school in Tokyo. From Kyoto.

|| Did I not save this yet? I'm saving it now. I love this look at the inside of Shinobu's head--the way we get her focused and pulling her grace and complete disregard for others around her--and the way meeting Chihaya as a kid would destabilize that, so completely she'd be rocked by the aftereffects even years later. And I love, love, love, the way this develops Chihaya's determination to become queen and works it around anew. I love it when aus do that.
fandom:chihayafuru  author:cestwhat  pairing:shinobu/chihaya  type:alternateuniverse  type:closetocanonau  type:takeanideaandrun  type:kidfic  type:backstory  type:birdsongsweet  length:1-5k 
january 2014 by blottingtheink
His Fate Will Be Unlearned - Chapter 1 - scifigrl47 - The Avengers (Marvel Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Tony Stark spent his childhood making weapons, filling the hole his father left in the world when he succumbed to alcohol, grief, and his own demons. At the age of fifteen, he ran away from home, and made it as far as MIT before all of his responsibilities caught up to him. Now seventeen, he just wants to finish his degree and escape from everything connected to the Stark name.

Steve Rogers crashed into the icy North Atlantic in the 1940's, sacrificing himself to save the world. He never expected to wake up, and now that he has, he's not sure he's glad. The US Army has other plans for him, but for now, Steve is slowly learning to live life in the 21st century, and taking classes at Boston College. He's beginning to suspect that there is no escape.

Boston College is on the T's Green Line. MIT is on the Red. The two lines meet at the Park Street Station, and so will Steve and Tony.

|| I lost my whole morning/afternoon to reading this--it's gripping, and really--emotionally rough in parts. Obie is just as bad as in canon, but it's fascinating to see everyone get to where they got in canon, through this different path. I think the characters are pretty skewed--but it's mostly through a different sort of emotional depth than the movies give them; more seriousness, less camp. A meaty, heartwrenching read.

Warnings: Obie, as stated, is emotionally and physically abusive, as is his son; Tony is a precocious and sexually active 17 year old; Howard Stark is an alcoholic; includes vivid descriptions of panic attacks and PTSD. Like I said, it's rough, although none of these are the focus of the story.
fandom:avengers  author:scifigrl47  pairing:tony/steve  type:alternateuniverse  type:closetocanonau  type:plotty  type:ouchmyheart  type:takeanideaandrun  type:surviving  type:longandsatisfying  warningtype:anxietyattacks  warningtype:ptsd  warningtype:underage  warningtype:alcohol  warningtype:emotionalabuse  warningtype:physicalabuse(off-screen) 
november 2013 by blottingtheink
Be wise as thou art cruel - evil_whimsey - xxxHoLic [Archive of Our Own]
Doumeki and Watanuki and Sonnet 140 (Shakespeare).

|| Augh. This doesn't even follow xxxHolic Rou, or the ending of holic proper, and it still carries a weight with it like the ending of those. Softly, sharply beautiful. The ending is--unclear, in a way I think would hurt even more with clarity--but is still terrible. In the --good way? The good way.
fandom:xxxholic  author:evil_whimsey  pairing:doumeki/watanuki  type:ouchmyheart  type:closetocanonau  type:posttext  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:softly  type:knifeslidesin  type:stylisticappreciation  length:1-5k 
april 2013 by blottingtheink
The Yoko Factor - nebulia - Hockey RPF [Archive of Our Own]
["Dude," Jonny says. "You don't need to tell my girlfriend about the like seven times total we hooked up."]

Lindsey is mistaken, Jonny is confused, and Kaner is uninformed (but has talked all of this out with his girlfriend like sensible people do).

|| Okay, the idea of including non-famous people in RPF fic often makes me really uncomfortable, but it happens, and this has Kaner and Tazer as a queerplatonic partnering, and Lindsey being smarter than Tazer and really a great person, so I really, really enjoyed it. Mostly it's short, and kinda silly, and almost not-believable, (how close do I really think they are? Hard to say) but. Really liked it anyway.
fandom:hockeyrpffml  author:nebulia  pairing:jonny/lindsey  type:workingitout  type:closetocanonau  type:friendship  type:a+forsexuality  length:1-5k 
march 2013 by blottingtheink
hso2012_collabs1 | Illustrated Fic: In All Interest of Fairness (Team Nepeta<3Terezi)
“Terezi...” he says, and he looks down at her shoes. She dreads this, wants to both cover her ears and shake it out of him. Wants to go home and fall asleep on her couch, and wants to go back and tear through the bloody scene for answers. Karkat’s face goes all pained, and then wipes away to a forced blankness that she knows is a lie. He looks up and, “Terezi, it’s Nepeta.”

She will remember this very second for its scent. Thick humidity before a storm, bright flashes of mixed berry from the useless ambulance, and Karkat, all coffee and grey and hard candy red.

|| Oh. A wonderful, wonderful detective/reporter AU, with a great Terezi voice and fantastic background characters, especially Sollux and Kanaya.
fandom:homestuck  author:anon  pairing:nepeta/terezi  challenge:hso2012  pairing:sollux/terezi(moirail)  type:alternateuniverse  type:nosburb  type:ouchmyheart  type:plotty  type:closetocanonau  type:characterization  length:notspecified 
august 2012 by blottingtheink
Time to Grow - zarah5 - X-Men: First Class (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
In which you'll find chess dates which aren't dates (or maybe Charles is wrong about that). -- Based on First Class, this turns (slightly) AU during the beach scene.<br />
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How Charles and Erik might've discussed their moral differences, and fallen together along the way. The ending feels a little--rushed, given the slowness of the rest, but at the same time, I'm willing to accept that there are risks being taken, jumped into. A well-thought-out and developed happy ending, and lord knows I want it for them. 
fandom:x-men(firstclass)  author:zahra  pairing:erik/charles  type:longandsatisfying  type:posttext  type:fixit  type:characterization  type:workingitout  type:closetocanonau  type:happilyeverafter  from delicious
august 2011 by blottingtheink
Some Assembly Required - valtyr - Marvel Adventures - Fandom [Archive of Our Own]
His hands, his hands were slimmer and the wrists were narrower - he turned them over to look at the palms, and felt a lurch of relief at the sight of his callouses, arranged in the familiar pattern. He held them up in front of his face, focusing on the roughness and old scars, the smooth patch at the base of his right thumb from where he'd burned it on an engine at the age of six. They were still his hands, really, just - a different shape.<br />
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I love it. A fusion of two Avengers timelines, and Tony is both discomfited in his new body and totally willing to take it out for a spin. Alongside cameos by most of the team--fucking love the Hulk, btw--and one of the most hilarifying supervillian plots ever. 
fandom:ironman  fandom:avengers  fandom:captainamerica  author:valtyr  pairing:tony/steve  type:longandsatisfying  type:sexswap  type:takeanideaandrun  type:closetocanonau  type:characterization  type:plotty  from delicious
august 2011 by blottingtheink
Synthesis (Scenes from an AU) - starlady - X-Men: First Class (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
But the students see it all; they couldn't help but see it, given that the Professor and Magneto don't even call their students by the same names. The Professor is always calling people by their given names, at least until his students work up the courage to correct him. Magneto always asks, the first time you're sitting in his classroom studying history or French or are out on the playing field or in the gymnasium trying to tell yourself that it's well known that Magneto promised the Professor that he wouldn't let anyone die in phys ed, what you call yourself.

|| Yes, this is that brilliant. I'm only halfway through, and I just want to soak in it. AU where, STILL post-beach divorce, Erik and Charles are  lovers and best friends and run a school. The author states that this is not a fix-it, but an AU, and funnily enough, I get that distinction. 
fandom:x-men(firstclass)  author:starlady  pairing:erik/charles  type:gen  type:posttext  type:longandsatisfying  type:characterization  type:worldbuilding  type:alternateuniverse  type:closetocanonau  type:brilliant  type:awesome  type:somethingperfect  type:personalcanon  from delicious
july 2011 by blottingtheink
Technicolor - CamouflageCamel - X-Men: First Class (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
"We already have a television, Charles.”<br />
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“But this one is in color.”<br />
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Adorable domestic fic; no-beach-divorce AU. Look at how cute that is. So cute. 
fandom:x-men(firstclass)  author:camouflagecamel  pairing:erik/charles  type:domestic  type:criminallyadorable  type:short  type:closetocanonau  type:fixit  type:posttext  from delicious
july 2011 by blottingtheink
1stclass_kink: Prompt Post: ROUND ONE
Alwaysagirl!Hank. I want alwaysagirl in ALL THE UNIVERSES, so this is not a surprise, but I especially want it done like this--where it looks at how the misogyny would change the character--and keep them the same--and I love it. Read this for that, if nothing else. Honestly, the Alex/Hank felt more like a side-story to the character study. (Honestly, I was a little disappointed by it ending there. I almost would've liked it better as gen, or as a piece that moved past that first moment because, as well handled as it is, it still felt slightly reductive. Delightful anyway.)
fandom:x-men(firstclass)  author:anon  pairing:hank/alex  type:alwaysagirl  type:alternateuniverse  type:closetocanonau  type:characterization  type:takeanideaandrun  type:longandsatisfying  from delicious
july 2011 by blottingtheink
etothepii: Seems So Easy for Everybody Else 1/2, PG-13, Sherlock
Warnings: trigger warnings for trans issues, brief mention of suicidal ideation

Summary: He signs his correspondences to the police as Sherlock H, as he always has, and he signs his letters to his parents as SH -- they can take what they will from the S. He signs his school assignments S. Holmes, and manages to get away with it because he is the only Holmes in his classes. FtM!Sherlock.

|| Oh, etothepii, I just want to roll around in everything you've ever written. This is gorgeous and heart-aching and perfect.
fandom:bbcsherlock  author:etothepii  type:gen  type:genderidentity  type:longandsatisfying  type:characterization  type:backstory  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:family  type:justthisedgeofpainful  type:closetocanonau  type:somethingperfect  from delicious
july 2011 by blottingtheink
pidgeoned: fic: this constant state of war (charles/erik, pg-13, 3700 words)
Life at the mansion wasn’t all that difficult, but it wasn’t completely easy, either.<br />
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There were the kids to look after, and when they weren’t trying to sleep with each other or breaking family heirlooms, they were emotionally unstable and brimming with insecurity. Alex made it a point to badger Hank because he had feelings for him, feelings he could not name, he said, deeply rooted feelings that made his heart balloon with strange joy, while Sean, who was hugely unpopular with girls and cried about it every morning into his cereal bowl, wailing, even, kept coming to Erik for advice on his lack of a love life.<br />
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“I think it’s the hair,” Sean said, one time, “I need a new look.”<br />
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As silly and fluffy as that opening promises. The POV is Erik's and so we also get hesitance, distrust, unease mixed in with the good--mostly in response to. Lovely.
fandom:x-men(firstclass)  author:pidgeoned  pairing:erik/charles  type:closetocanonau  type:softly  type:fluff  type:characterization  type:workingitout  from delicious
june 2011 by blottingtheink
Balancing - astolat - Thor (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
Loki takes over Asgard and decides to keep Thor for himself. Thor is less than agreeable with being kept. Consent issues.

|| Oh wow. This Loki is like a double-edged knife: slightly crazed with rage, still so in love with his family, and so, so, so sly.
fandom:thor  author:astolat  pairing:thor/loki  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:characterization  type:worldbuilding  type:closetocanonau  warningtype:dubcon  warningtype:noncon  from delicious
june 2011 by blottingtheink
medie | [fic] And Some Mommies Are Blue [XMFC, f!Hank/Alex, pg] 1/1
Warning, this story contains flagrant reworking of canon in the form of cis-gender change and messing with the Summers Family Tree.<br />
Scott is five and his Mommy is blue. He is not blue and, at five, it's the height of tragedy and Alex has no clue what to do with him.<br />
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So, given a very strange re-working of canon (really! the things we come up with!), this fic actually feels more realistic than any of the canon ever has. These feel like real people, the way that there are weighty things in regular days. I love it.
fandom:x-men(firstclass)  author:medie  pairing:hank/alex  type:family  type:sexswap  type:alternateuniverse  type:closetocanonau  type:kidfic  type:takeanideaandrun  from delicious
june 2011 by blottingtheink
Transformation by Amalin
99,146 words. NC-17. Harry/Draco, with a mild shot of Harry/Tonks. In Harry's sixth year at Hogwarts, he must face the consequences of the attack on the Department of Mysteries and the effects of Voldemort's return. And in doing so, he finds that even your enemies can teach you valuable lessons - about the world, and about yourself.

Long, satisfying. I had trouble at the beginning because it's wonderfully characterized; we're definitely starting with canon Harry and Draco here, and, well, ever since OotP, Harry's general whinitude has driven me crazy. But these characters call each other on their shit, and they adapt, while still remaining themselves. It's pretty damn great, and worth reading just to watch it happen. Also: fantastic kissing and sex scenes. Mmmmm, kissing.
fandom:harrypotter  author:amalin  pairing:harry/draco  type:longandsatisfying  type:sixthyear  type:closetocanonau  type:sillysillyboys  type:characterization  type:kissing  type:smmmmmmmut  length:80-100k  from delicious
june 2011 by blottingtheink

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