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look at me, everything looks different - Chapter 1 - elfiepike - CLC (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Finally Sorn looked up, holding her hand palms flat against the frets. Sorn’s face was soft and open but Seunghee knew that Sorn was even better at playing her part than Seunghee was.

|| This fic is tiny but it takes me apart in all the best ways; putting a quiet voice to the small uncertain sadness I've been carrying about CLC and not understanding what is up with them, and how they're doing, and this takes the two softest members and has them help each other back to this hard, hard job they've found themselves in. All in about 500 words, god, I love it so much.
fandom:kpop  fandom:clc  author:elfiepike  pairing:seunghee/sorn  type:gen  type:canonexpansion  type:ouchmyheart  type:softly  type:characterization  type:birdsongsweet  type:myheart  type:surviving  length:<1k 
march 2016 by blottingtheink
Though Oft We Break - o2doko - Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, CLAMP - Works [Archive of Our Own]
They have their revenge, and the constant threat looming over all their lives has finally passed - but both Kurogane and Fai still have a lot of healing left to do. Fortunately, neither of them has to do it alone.

[Set between the final battle and the end of the series, during their convalescence in Clow Country.]

|| I loved this, but just as it captures the way everyone talks sideways at each other, leaving room for the big huge Issues they all carry around, it captures CLAMPs complete disregard for satisfying endings, lol. So--not unexpected, just. Gosh darn it!!
fandom:tsubasa  author:o2doko  pairing:kurogane/fai  type:midtext  type:missingscene  type:surviving  type:workingitout  type:softly  type:birdsongsweet  type:whatwedotoeachother  length:5-10k 
march 2016 by blottingtheink
We all defend the role we play - holograms - Hamilton - Miranda [Archive of Our Own]
The first time Hamilton appears, it's only a little over a month since he's died.

au where Hamilton is a ghost and haunts Burr after the duel

|| hahahahahhahahaha this is fine

I really like the way this builds itself around historical events--also, how fiery and asshole-y and smart Hamilton is, as Burr is desperate and melancholy and making do. (Warning for mentioned self-harm in fic and in the next sentence.

Burr set himself on fire. Damn.)
fandom:hamilton  author:holograms  pairing:hamilton/burr  type:posttext  type:ghosts  type:grief  type:workingitout  type:surviving  type:whatwedotoeachother  length:5-10k  warningtype:selfharm 
february 2016 by blottingtheink
Everyone who loves me has died - belmanoir - Hamilton - Miranda [Archive of Our Own]
Burr is haunted by Hamilton's ghost. Alexander has been talking for eight solid days about the importance of an independent judiciary. He doesn't have to stop for breath anymore.

|| ahhhhhhhhhhh

This is heartbreaking, and funny, and heartbreaking.
fandom:hamilton  author:belmanoir  pairing:hamilton/burr  pairing:hamilton/eliza  pairing:burr/theodosia  type:posttext  type:ghosts  type:ouchmyheart  type:surviving  warningtype:characterdeath  length:1-5k 
february 2016 by blottingtheink
tell me about the big bang - thebrotherswinchester - Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015), Star Wars - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
The seventh night, Finn gets back late from physical therapy in the medbay. He’s limping maybe a little less, getting used to the new pull of scar tissue over his back, regaining flexibility in his spine. The medics keep telling him he’s pushing it, he doesn’t need to go so fast. Finn ignores them, because this is a war, and he is a soldier, and the Resistance doesn’t have any use for broken boys. 

The seventh night, he walks into Poe’s room to find his mattress right next to Poe’s bunk. Poe is already in bed, cheek smushed into the pillow, breathing slow and deep. D’Qar’s twin moons shine in from the window, pale silver light falling across Poe’s face, his dark hair. One of his arms is half off the edge of the bed, curving toward the floor.

Finn crawls onto his mattress and slides beneath the blankets.

|| I LOVE FINNNNNNNNNNN. This fic is Finn/Poe, and it's lovely and aching, but gOD I love Finn, traumatized, scared, brave, selfish kid with his entire heart to give.
fandom:starwars  author:thebrotherswinchester  pairing:finn/poe  type:posttext  type:pining!  type:a+formentalhealth  type:ouchmyheart  type:softly  type:surviving  type:heavyheartedandlookingup  length:30-40k 
february 2016 by blottingtheink
have you heard - Chapter 1 - peradi - Star Wars - All Media Types, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015) [Archive of Our Own]
"Was FN-2187 a Stormtrooper? I heard he was. Is he?"

It's a woman's voice, trembling and very young. 

Finn pulls the transmitter to his mouth. His lips brush it as he speaks. "Yes. I was. I was, and I'm not anymore. My name is Finn. What's yours?"

The rush of static is a sigh of relief. "They call me Fiver."

|| I started crying here, and still haven't stopped. Finn sparks a revolution.

Currently the first part of 3, but works as a standalone. Good gOD, fuck me up. I would read a million of these the-stormtroopers-rebel fics. A million.
fandom:starwars  author:peradi  type:gen  type:posttext  type:heavyheartedandlookingup  type:surviving  type:ouchmyheart  type:hope  length:1-5k 
january 2016 by blottingtheink
Tomorrow (there'll be more of us) - dimircharmer - Star Wars - All Media Types, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015) [Archive of Our Own]
“FN-2187 was real, right?” She sounds very young again. “Please tell me he was real."

"I'm real,” said Finn, who was on his first patrol since his back healed. “And my name’s Finn now.”

Her eyes widened. “You have a name?
*

Or: The resistance is starting to get stormtrooper defectors. Finn helps them out.

|| For all that I don't really feel shippy about this movie at all, the gen keeps making me cry like a baby. (Some punctuation errors.) I think because they're all about hope, and horizons expanding.
fandom:starwars  author:dimircharmer  type:gen  type:posttext  type:family  type:fivethings  type:surviving  type:workingitout  type:ouchmyheart  type:criminallyadorable  length:1-5k 
january 2016 by blottingtheink
Habits - noraebangbang - EXO (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Somehow, nineteen-year-old prostitute Baekhyun finds himself in possession of one teenage boy named Jongin who refuses to leave him alone.

|| This ends up a really cute found-family fic; I really enjoyed everyone's dynamics, even if they're mostly vaguely-EXO shaped, I'm totally down. (I loved them going to his graduation, so good.) Tagged Baekhyun/Kai, but it's actually Baekhyun & Kai--their effect and strengthening of each other. I really really enjoyed it.
fandom:kpop  fandom:exo  author:noraebangbang  pairing:chanyeol/baekhyun  pairing:d.o/kai  type:family  type:alternateuniverse  type:surviving  type:heavyheartedandlookingup  type:softly  type:workingitout  length:5-10k 
september 2015 by blottingtheink
Keep Calm And Curbstomp HYDRA - tielan - Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Maria plants her feet and sighs. “I never liked you, Jack, even before I realised you were so damn stupid.”

He blinks. She doesn’t. And then Rollins’ three cohorts go down like the Triskelion’s spires, and Rollins gets a ‘brainshock’ arrow in the forehead.

|| The author casually using the fall of the Triskelion spires as an analogy in Maria Hill's POV should give you a sense of how tightly wound and focused this is. Nice.
fandom:avengers  author:tielan  type:gen  type:workingitout  type:surviving  type:bamf  type:characterization  type:characterstudy  length:1-5k 
july 2015 by blottingtheink
The Sundry Times, Jewish Bucky pls
Bucky thinks he’s got a lot to atone for. Fortunately, there’s a holy day for that.

|| Oh. A tiny little thing, but a good one.
fandom:avengers  fandom:captainamerica  author:copperbadge  type:gen  type:posttext  type:a+forreligion  type:takeanideaandrun  type:friendship  type:surviving  type:short  length:notspecified 
january 2015 by blottingtheink
Helix - Chapter 1 - Saras_Girl - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
Seven months after the end of the war, Harry is feeling lost. Fortunately, he is about to be offered an unexpected and sparkling chance to find himself again.

|| Not the most promising of summaries!! But worth a try, this is so many words.
fandom:harrypotter  author:saras_girl  pairing:harry/draco  type:post-series  type:ewe  type:alternateuniverse  type:workingitout  type:surviving  length:90-100k  qualifications:goodkudosratio 
january 2015 by kudostest
and you did it for me - shikae (39smooth) - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
Hoseok shifts back up, and stretches languidly. “Come on, hyung,” he says, “ramyun break.”

“It’s two,” says Yoongi, snorting, “and it’s snowing.”

“Come on,” says Hoseok, a little more insistently, “we barely get any time to ourselves. Namjoon’s out cold, and everyone’s at home, and I’m sure we’ll be back under an hour flat.” His voice drops, a little lower, a little quieter than before. “Please?”

|| I really liked this. The softness and stylization of the narration is off-set by the boys sounding like themselves, and it's angstiness is honestly edged by their kind of... determined hope. I don't ship this in particular, but I liked it a lot. (I think.... this made me ship.... rapper line..... actually..... working around the production tables oh no /o\)
fandom:bts  fandom:kpop  author:shikae  pairing:suga/j-hope  type:softly  type:short  type:stolen.moments  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:workingitout  type:surviving  length:1-5k 
december 2014 by blottingtheink
wakinghyde: Fanfic: Implication
Leo sees it happen only a few feet before him and freezes for a moment when his shy euphoria is broken down and his heart leaps a little too high because this wasn’t supposed to happen.

|| Sometimes a little choppy with early-writer forced mysteriousness, but I really like this Leo, and his mix of focus, resolve, and absolute uninterest in the unimportant. Don't think VIXX is treated this poorly, but I like the Leo in this enough to keep it.
fandom:kpop  fandom:vixx  author:walkinghyde  pairing:n/leo  type:gen  type:friendship  type:characterization  type:surviving  length:notspecified 
november 2014 by blottingtheink
lovelyable: my kingdom for a horse [ fic ]
how to get over somebody, told backwards.

|| I read this accidentally at work, my hands over my mouth, as I tried desperately to finish it during the lunch hour. It's great, but like. Fuck you. But also it's really good. It takes heartbreak but it doesn't do the overselling that less subtle, graceful authors resort to. (But seriously fuck you.)
fandom:bigbang  fandom:kpop  author:lovelyable  pairing:gdragon/top  type:breakup  type:ouchmyheart  type:surviving  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:angst  length:1-5k 
october 2014 by blottingtheink
Sleight of Hand - Fahye - Naruto [Archive of Our Own]
Love is the hardest thing you will ever do in your life.

|| Graver and happier than the series, both, and so, close enough to what I want for them, always. I will never not forgive the manga for fucking up their storyline irredeemably.

The tone is a little weighted, sometimes distracting.
fandom:naruto  author:fahye  pairing:naruto/sasuke  type:posttext  type:surviving  type:softly  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:lovely  length:1-5k 
september 2014 by blottingtheink
Parallel Constructions - freshbakedlady - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
In the absence of orders, the man wearing the face of Bucky Barnes must figure out who he will be. The answer, mostly, is "somebody Steve Rogers can love." Nothing so easy should ever take this much work.

|| Ouuuuuuuuuuch. (Great Natasha.)
fandom:captainamerica  fandom:avengers  author:freshbakedlady  pairing:steve/bucky  type:posttext  type:fixit  type:workingitout  type:surviving  length:10k-15k  type:broken  warningtype:ptsd 
april 2014 by blottingtheink
accidentally a ficlet - ceeturnalia
Steve accidentally starts Henderson County’s first and only LGBT youth support group (and it was Steve, it was all Steve).

|| Adorable.
fandom:captainamerica  fandom:avengers  author:ceeturnalia  pairing:steve/bucky  type:posttext  type:surviving  type:fixit  type:domestic  type:criminallyadorable  length:notspecified 
april 2014 by blottingtheink
Atonement - beastofthesky - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Finding Steve Rogers is easy – something he accomplishes three and a half hours after setting himself the task, a week and two days after pulling Steve’s body out of the water and leaving him there.

|| D:
fandom:captainamerica  author:beastofthesky  pairing:steve/bucky  type:gen  type:posttext  type:pickingupthepieces  type:surviving  type:workingitout  type:ouchmyheart  type:endingiswhoa  length:1-5k 
april 2014 by blottingtheink
By Proxy - lonelyantics - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Sam knows it’s going to be one of those days when he walks into his kitchen first thing in the morning to find the Winter Soldier already there, staring at the doorway—at Sam—with unblinking eyes.

Sam stops in his tracks and gives himself a generous five seconds to sort out his thoughts, some of which are dammit Steve and fight or flight’s not gonna cut it here and at least I’m not wearing the Cap boxers.

|| I love this. I love this Sam, and I love this Bucky, and god, I want all the gen for this movie, all the shippy gen, put it in my grasping fingers and let me rub it on my FACE.

The Winter Soldier is moving slowly.
fandom:captainamerica  author:lonelyantics  pairing:steve/bucky  type:gen  type:posttext  type:workingitout  type:surviving  type:heavyheartedandlookingup  length:1-5k 
april 2014 by blottingtheink

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