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Dear Clint Barton (circa age 7) - pollyrepeat - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
The most annoying parts of being de-aged (and then re-aged) are your friends.

|| Oh, I LOVED this. Deals really well with the kind of squicky implications of de-aging, and that the way one is intimate with a child is not the way one should be intimate with an adult. I wish it was longer, somehow, but overall excellent, and not a trope-inversion I've seen done before. (At least, not this well.)
fandom:avengers  author:pollyrepeat  type:gen  type:kidfic  type:future  type:teamfic  type:friendship  type:workingitout  type:emotionallyconstipated  type:takeanideaandrun  type:trope  type:stylisticappreciation  length:1-5k 
june 2013 by blottingtheink
the bad touch - dimbleby - Hockey RPF [Archive of Our Own]
The problem, Brendan decides, is feedback. He is giving positive feedback to negative attention. Smiles for punches. That’s going to stop, and it’s going to stop now.

|| Stupid boys. Ugh, I am the easiest. Leave me alone, I don't care about the Habs.
fandom:hockeyrpffml  author:dimbleby  pairing:gally/gally  type:sillysillyboys  type:emotionallyconstipated  type:silliness  type:justforfun  length:1-5k 
march 2013 by blottingtheink
hey there bright-eyed mister melancholy - attentionmerrymakers - Homestuck [Archive of Our Own]
This is why you are sitting in Can Town making your fifty-sixth scale replica of a sheep.

|| DAVE/KARKAT HAS NO BUSINESS MAKING ME THIS SAD. Really great stupid teenage boys, both with their hearts broken, and accidentally really fond of each other. Just enough sting to hurt, and just long enough to start to patch it up.
fandom:homestuck  author:attentionmerrymakers  pairing:karkat/dave  type:ouchmyheart  type:characterization  type:asteroidbound  type:birdsongsweet  type:emotionallyconstipated  type:friendship  type:workingitout  type:grief  length:1-5k 
march 2013 by blottingtheink
they're calling me home - ellot - Hockey RPF [Archive of Our Own]
Wherein Jeff arrives in LA to find out the team thinks he and Mike are dating.

Featuring a special appearance by drunk Jonathan Quick.

Cute. Does some of the handwave-y introspection-only-not-thinking-about-it obliviousness (omg, why is oblivious so hard to actually pull off, it's what I want the most), but I was really charmed by the ending.
fandom:hockeyrpffml  author:ellot  pairing:jeffcarter/mikerichards  type:everyoneelseknows  type:emotionallyconstipated  type:sillysillyboys  type:livingtogetherfirst  type:short  type:birdsongsweet  length:1-5k 
july 2012 by blottingtheink
Not the Worst Step-Dad in the History of Everything - Pookaseraph - Suits (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
When the son he never knew he had is deposited on his doorstep by Child Protective Services, Harvey does the kindest thing he knows how to do: put Mike Ross on the case. Mike responds by doing what he does best: get emotionally attached to the client.
fandom:suits  author:pookaseraph  pairing:mike/harvey  type:kidfic  type:crackiscrazysauce  type:family  type:oopsyoufoundout  type:emotionallyconstipated  length:15-20k 
june 2012 by blottingtheink
Stumbling Towards Tomorrow - Sour_Idealist - Homestuck [Archive of Our Own]
Vriska, because she is Vriska fucking Serket, does not melt like butter in an Alternian noon, and she doesn’t shove three more fingers into Jade’s mouth and beg her to do anything at all.

|| Ughhhhhhhh--this is so fucking SWEET, Jade Harley, why are you GOOD FOR EVERYONE. I love this Vriska, and the way she is so incapable, such a jerk, but a well-meaning one, here.
fandom:homestuck  author:sour_idealist  pairing:jade/vriska  type:alternateuniverse  type:spaceau  type:emotionallyconstipated  type:becausecharacterlove  type:chinhands  length:1-5k 
may 2012 by blottingtheink
(First Impressions Are) A Work in Progress - porthos - The Avengers (2012), Iron Man (Movies), Captain America (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
At various points, this fic was also titled: "The Corruption of Captain America by Tony Stark", "Tony's Superpower Is Being An Asshole", "Tony Stark Just Needs A Hug Dammit", "Steve Is Stubborn And Will Make Tony His BFF If It's The Last Thing He Does", and "I Accidentally A Cap Character Study via Tonyfeels". I feel like that collection of titles gives you an idea of the degeneration of this thing, plot-wise, and also a much better summary of this fic than the actual summary.

It's true, it does! I was making bleh faces at my compu because of the summary, but this is cute and delightful.
fandom:avengers  author:porthos  pairing:tony/steve  type:future  type:sillysillyboys  type:emotionallyconstipated  type:longandsatisfying  type:firsttime  length:15-20k 
april 2012 by blottingtheink
In Which Tony Stark Builds Himself Some Friends (But His Family Was Assigned by Nick Fury) - scifigrl47 - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
Steve takes things like personal responsibility and respect seriously. Tony's got people he pays to take care of that kind of thing, and anyway, he's pretty sure that he's going to die of some exotic disease in his workshop, because Dummy's still a little spotty about what is 'clean' enough to put on an open wound. The rest of the Avengers are in this for personal gain, except for Clint, he just enjoys being a dick.

And some things shouldn't be a chore.

Or, the one where Tony builds an army of Roombas. It has that ~thing~ that a lot of Tony POV stories have--where Tony is an emotional wreck, not-so-secretly--but Steve is well!meaning!all!the!time! But great, and super, super fun to read.
fandom:avengers  author:scifigrl47  pairing:tony/steve  type:series  type:workinprogress  type:family  type:emotionallyconstipated  type:sillysillyboys  type:crackiscrazysauce  type:justforfun  type:giggles  length:40-50k 
april 2012 by blottingtheink
sam_storyteller: Avengers: Extremely Hot And Currently Female
Summary: Tony knows he shouldn't sleep with Loki, it's just sometimes he's drunk and she's female and he forgets why.
Warnings: Everything is clearly consensual, but there is intoxicated sex, unsafe sex, and semi-public sex. WELL IT'S LOKI YOU GUYS COME ON.

Eeee, this is so charming. I saw someone say "Oh no, Sam's made me ship it," and that is, unfortunately, correct. People of all sorts, this is how it's done.
fandom:avengers  author:sam_storyteller  pairing:tony/loki  type:alternateuniverse  type:kidfic  type:drunkenhonesty  type:emotionallyconstipated  type:hilarifying  type:hijinks  length:1-5k 
march 2012 by blottingtheink
How You Survived The War - roachpatrol - Homestuck [Archive of Our Own]
The Novice Mode is... unsettling, to say the least. Perhaps if it had been installed sooner, before the face had taken on such a strikingly human aspect, you wouldn’t have found yourself in this position. Perhaps if it didn’t look so much like Dirk.

AAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh--

Roachroachroach, why you gotta do me like that. Amazing, amazing Jake character study, that is also just an excuse for pining and ... robot-fucking. Sometimes, I do not even know. :D
fandom:homestuck  author:roachpatrol  pairing:jake/dirk  type:pining!  type:sillysillyboys  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:goddamnwearefuckedup  type:emotionallyconstipated  type:smmmmmmmut  type:justthisedgeofpainful  length:1-5k 
january 2012 by blottingtheink
Mobius Primary Color Double Reacharound - Chapter 1 - JumpingJackFlash - Homestuck [Archive of Our Own]
Later. Is the time for worrying about that. Now is the time for shielding your eyes so you can open them. The light makes you squint and blink, but it's not really painful. Not at all, in fact, after your eyes have had a few moments to adjust. Which is absurd, because that is definitely daylight shining through shimmering leaves, definitely a pale blue sky above the trees.

    And then you notice your hand.

    "What."

    Your hand is... pink.

An interesting post-Sburb world, where everyone's alive, the races have been mixed, and--romances have been, too. The characterization is lovely (Dave is especially good, in parts), and the dealing-with-feelings is so good for me. But there are not nearly enough ladies! They're playing a pretty clear second-fiddle, and flattened, in this, which was distracting (why? why?), but the story-telling is still quite wonderful, and I'm hoping it's not abandoned.
fandom:homestuck  author:jumpingjackflash  pairing:karkat/sollux  pairing:john/karkat(kismesis)  pairing:john/dave  pairing:gamzee/tavros(matesprit)  pairing:dave/tavros(moirail)  pairing:dave/sollux(kismesis)  type:posttext  type:alternateuniverse  type:takeanideaandrun  type:pining!  type:emotionallyconstipated  type:worldbuilding  type:workingitout  type:workinprogress  length:30-40k 
january 2012 by blottingtheink
Voices (The Shrinking Window Remix) - everlit (Ink) - Homestuck [Archive of Our Own]
Aradia doesn't do sex gracefully--you've often teased her about the blotchy way she flushes, hoping to get a rise out of her--but there is something very beautiful about that momentary loss of control. It's the only time you can ever catch her off-balance.

Remix of the previously tagged fic. This one is equally beautiful, but heartbreakingly sad.
fandom:homestuck  author:Ink  pairing:rose/aradia  type:ouchmyheart  type:knifeslidesin  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:emotionallyconstipated  warningtype:depression  length:1-5k  type:forc'estwhat 
january 2012 by blottingtheink
Cities in Dust (shit let's be hardboiled)
Newternia's streets are merciless, especially if you happen to be a hard-boiled human Detective on your first case with a crazy Legislacerator.

Oh, your city lies in dust my friend. Your city lies in dust.

OH WOW. This is EVEN MORE PLOTTY than it first appears, is wonderfully illustrated (Terezi's DRESS, OH. MY. GOD!), beautifully, achingly characterized, and plays on my Dave/Terezi feels like Nobody's Business. Read it now.

4/8, Chapter 25/29.

SECRET UPDATES HAVE BEEN HAPPENING!!! But wow. Wow this story. Wow.
fandom:homestuck  author:cephiedvariable  pairing:terezi/dave  pairing:dave/jade  type:alternateuniverse  type:posttext  type:copau  type:illustrated  type:epic  type:emotionallyconstipated  type:characterization  type:myheart  type:somethingperfect  type:ohwownorly  type:fandomclassic  length:30-40k  length:unfinished  type:workinprogress 
december 2011 by blottingtheink
Phatic - Resonant, Speranza - Stargate Atlantis [Archive of Our Own]
On Xia they kiss on the mouth. They do it for every possible occasion: to greet, to part, to seal an agreement. They do it at dinners, where normal cultures would have toasts. They do it spontaneously, like a pat on the shoulder, like shaking hands.

John doesn't even shake hands if he can avoid it. In the private depths of his heart, he thinks it's rude: in that way, saluting's always been convenient. On Xia, John keeps his distance: makes the trade, waves, and gets the hell out of Dodge. But Rodney stays to learn about their extraordinary power systems and to teach them everything else, and when he comes back to Atlantis a couple of weeks later, he's picked up the habit.

RESONANT AND SPERANZA. It's all the reason anyone needs to read SGA again, don't front.
fandom:sga  author:resonant  author:speranza  pairing:john/rodney  type:short  type:justforfun  type:emotionallyconstipated  type:someonemadethem  type:allthekissesin  type:kissing  type:makingout  length:1-5k 
october 2011 by blottingtheink
17.5: a love story
An ancient device turns Rodney 20.

Or, the one where they both know they're assholes, people are bad at relationships, and John sleeps around a lot. The ending feels kind of rushed, but I really enjoyed this take on the trope--John's feelings go tensely-worded-places that I don't think a lot of authors would take them.
fandom:sga  author:helen  pairing:john/rodney  type:longandsatisfying  type:sillysillyboys  type:alternateuniverse  type:de-aged  type:oopsi'minlovewithyou  type:emotionallyconstipated  type:characterization  length:20-25k 
october 2011 by blottingtheink

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