vermillion - seventhswan - 月刊少女野崎くん | Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun [Archive of Our Own]
The girl in the flowershop narrows her eyes at him every time he comes in, now. Once must have seemed charming, seemed like Nozaki was just feeling an overflow of love for his wife that day, so much love that he needed two bouquets to stuff it in – but buying two bouquets every week must somehow instead seem like an admission of guilt. Nozaki is certain the girl thinks he has a wife and a mistress on the go, and is desperately trying to placate both.

|| Aside from that Nozaki is patently NOT the one who remembers the passports--that's 100% Sakura, although she panics about whether they can have all three tickets on the same phone and whether it is charged enough and Nozaki is the one who has logs into her email on his own while Mikorin helplessly flirts with the flight security because he literally has no other panic setting--this is wonderful, and I love them.
fandom:nozaki-kun  author:seventhswan  pairing:mikorin/nozaki/sakura  type:future  type:cute  type:threesome  type:domestic  length:1-5k 
december 2017
The Internet has a Cat! Meet Purrli, the Online Cat Purr Generator.
Oh my god. I was kind of overwhelmed at first, but now, post some fiddling... it's ... so calming.
fandom:not!  resourcetype:mentalhealth 
november 2017
Historically, men translated the Odyssey. Here’s what happened when a woman took the job. - Vox
“Tell me about a complicated man.” In its matter-of-fact language, it’s worlds different from Fagles’s “Sing to me of the man, Muse,” or Robert Fitzgerald’s 1961 version, “Sing in me, Muse, and through me tell the story / of that man skilled in all ways of contending.”

|| When I heard her read at work last year, she was marvelous--really an active, wonderful translation, and a great person. Very excited she's getting all this good press!!!
fandom:not!  author:emily.wilson 
november 2017
Tell the Lord of the Radch what you require. - Crane_Among_Celandines - Imperial Radch Series - Ann Leckie [Archive of Our Own]
Kalr Five, choosing tea sets.

|| Honestly I find the author notes even more satisfying than the fic itself, but it's all a bit of lovely missing scene, tense and fraught and full of people still loving things and the Lord being cutting and giving at the same time.
fandom:radch  author:crane_among_celadines  type:gen  type:missingscene  type:takeanideaandrun  length:1-5k 
september 2017
Frog Kick - aliencereal - 僕のヒーローアカデミア | Boku no Hero Academia | My Hero Academia [Archive of Our Own]
“You don’t know how to swim?”

Tsuyu seems to consider this for a moment, putting a finger to her chin and tilting her head.

“Okay. I’ll teach you, then.”

|| A little slip of a thing, with hardly a fully satisfying resolution, but i loooooooovvvvvvvvvve themmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
fandom:bokunohero  author:aliencereal  pairing:ochako/tsuyu  type:cute  type:short  length:1-5k 
september 2017
Old Dog, New Tricks - nivo - Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime) [Archive of Our Own]
There is no pathos in real pain.

Real pain is a damp, slimy, graceless thing that tastes of sweat and tears and bile. Real pain is lying sleepless in the dark, counting your own carefully measured breaths in a weak attempt to distract your own exhausted brain from the monster gnashing its teeth on your bones.

There's not much pathos in infomercials and Yuuri's giggles, either, slurred as the day catches up to him and he melts into cushions which could really use a wash to get rid of the ever-present smell of dog and convalescence.

|| I LOVE this, nivo's combination of: bad things happen to good people, but people live through them, love through them, and make good lives anyway, and this take on Viktor's reaction to being injured-out of the sport he loves is so, so him, all delight and bullheaded and love of Yuuri and storytelling and in always, always, doing what he wants for his own story. God. Really really good.

(And Yurio's cameo! And the implied ending of that particular plot! Ugh! Yes! Viktor, you giant, giant TROLL. With a heart of gold. Ugh. Ugh! I LOVE THIS)
fandom:yurionice  author:nivo  pairing:viktor/yuuri  type:posttext  type:takeanideaandrun  type:characterization  type:makesmesmile  type:somethingperfect  type:personalcanon  length:1-5k 
december 2016
these little powerless bones - dirgewithoutmusic - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
well what do we have here?

she’s got a forged hogwarts letter with penmanship that’s perfect down to the ink splatter; she’s got a complicated string of owls, only half of them forged, from parents to administration to ministry that’s so complicated her name ended up on the first year roll call anyway. she’s got ten arguments, four pleas, and one smothered threat on the tip of her mental tongue for why the house that comes out of this hat’s brim better not be squib

she’s got a lighter up her sleeve and an eight and a half inch wand in her belt that will never, ever work for her. 

well, says the hat, better be slytherin then

|| Short, lapslock, but enough about belief, and organizing, and hope, and alternate routes to power that I'm teary-eyed.

(I might be particularly moved by people fighting the system at this point in my life. It's a thought.)
fandom:harrypotter  type:alternateuniverse  type:originalfiction  type:takeanideaandrun  type:short  type:drabble  length:<1k 
december 2016
How a medieval mystic was the first creator of fanfiction | Aeon Essays
Growing up, I loved books. I loved them so much that I went to graduate school to study them, and I didn’t read a novel for five years. One of the terrible secrets about attending graduate school in literature is that it can ruin your ability to read for pleasure; pick up a book, and a nasty voice whispers that you should be reading something serious – or reading something seriously. So in the classroom, I learned to put away my body. Outside of the academy, however, specifically through fanfiction, I was learning to read with it.

|| This is a great essay to read as a fan, just to luxuriate in the 'yes, yes, that, these are things I know and believe and I am glad someone in the academy is sticking up for them.'

The title's a hot mess--no way was fanfiction first invented in medieval Europe, stories have been around too long, but whatever, people do shit for clicks. It's fine.
fandom:fandom!  type:article  type:essay 
december 2016
The Space In Between - Chapter 187 - noraebangbang - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
“You’re awake. You’re talking to me.” More whining, and Jimin puts his pillow over his head. “Babe. It takes five minutes. And then you can get back in the bed with me.”

“Zeeeeeee.”

Hoseok laughs and slaps at Jimin’s ass again. “You can’t just say zee and pretend you’re asleep! That’s not even how you snore.”

|| I LOVE this for getting Hoseok's nagging and Jimin's intractable-ness AND their sunshine-y relationship right ALL AT THE SAME TIME. A snippet of a morning, so the drabble format fits it just right.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:noraebangbang  pairing:j-hope/jimin/v  type:domestic  type:threesome  type:criminallyadorable  type:banter  length:<1k 
october 2016
The Space In Between - Chapter 157 - noraebangbang - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
The hammock rocks as Taehyung crawls in, and Jimin accepts the snuggling even if it’s so so so hot that he kinda wants to die. Taehyung drapes a leg over Jimin’s waist, face pressed against the crook of Jimin’s neck, and Jimin resumes his hair-petting, letting one leg dangle over the side to lazily rock them.

“Did you ever imagine,” Jimin says quietly a few minutes later, and the quick, quiet snort from Taehyung makes him laugh some; he must’ve fallen asleep, “that we’d be here one day?”

|| This is so soft and sweet and ahhhhhhhh. I love when authors have Tae make sudden, serious, and awkwardly sincere statements; judging by his fc posts, it's something that could happen. Nerd.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:noraebangbang  pairing:jimin/v  type:honeymoon  type:birdsongsweet  type:makesmesmile  length:<1k 
october 2016
The Space In Between - Chapter 145 - noraebangbang - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
Eventually it’ll be a cute story–reviewing notes on pheromones, discussing humans and scents, leaning in way too close after joking about Jeongguk’s scent and then bam, all lips and teeth and awkwardness and suddenly Jeongguk’s gotta go to bed. And now, radio silence from him.

|| Saving this one for how light and warm the ending makes me feel.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:noraebangbang  pairing:jimin/jungkook  type:college  type:miscommunication  type:awkwardness  type:cute  type:drabble  type:kisses  length:<1k 
october 2016
The Space In Between - Chapter 141 - noraebangbang - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
"So now my mom thinks you and I are more than just roommates and I sort of didn’t correct her but now they’re coming here because they were in the neighborhood and my mom wanted to drop off a plant–she bought us a plant, Namjoon-ah, what the hell are we gonna do with a plant?”

|| Saving my favorites from a drabble collection! All very short, but this one manages to cast backwards and establish namseok's relationship AND forwards at the silliness they'd endure if this AU went onwards.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:noraebangbang  pairing:j-hope/rapmonster  type:fakedating  type:drabble  type:makesmesmile  length:<1k 
october 2016
come across the kitchen to me - Acavall - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
Jungkook almost lets out an audible groan at his own ridiculousness. He does not need to be jealous of Jimin. He has no right to be jealous of Jimin. Why the fuck is he jealous of Jimin for sitting pressed against Hoseok.

Jungkook’s roommate. On Jungkook’s sofa. Under Jungkook’s roof. The audacity.

|| I loved this! It's so quietly funny, and softly aching, and it doesn't do as good a job with the backstory as the canon-based one--doesn't have our knowledge of them growing up together to fill in the holes--but it's still really lovely, believably-cowardly pining, and a soft conclusion.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:acavall  pairing:j-hope/jungkook  type:alternateuniverse  type:college  type:livingtogetherfirst  type:pining!  type:everyoneelseknows  type:birdsongsweet  length:1-5k 
september 2016
another life - Acavall - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
Hoseok has noticed this look a lot the past few days, in between the lost luggage and the bustle of seven people under one roof and the cameras in their faces. Sometimes he catches Jungook looking at him, but his eyes are unfocused, like he’s seeing something else. It’s probably not a look specifically aimed at Hoseok. It’s probably that Jungkook is lost in thought and has no idea who he’s levelling his unflinching stare at. It’s just impossible not to notice when Jungkook’s eyes are boring holes through Hoseok's cheekbones.

Hoseok has no idea what to make of it, not then and not now, so instead he swipes a fake pineapple from a nearby dining table display and balances it on Jungkook’s head.

|| An outtake from the Bon Voyage episode where Jungkook and Hoseok go to IKEA. This is so, so, soooooooooo sweet--very nearly too, at the end?--but it does my favorite thing about this ship, capturing the push and pull of their maturity and silliness, and how good of a listener Hoseok is, and how that affects how he responds to people. And a really good Jungkook, too, I love him putting Hoseok down in a bathtub.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:acavall  pairing:j-hope/jungkook  type:missingscene  type:domestic  type:pining!  type:ouchmyheart  type:birdsongsweet  type:lovely  type:growingup  type:makesmesmile  length:1-5k 
september 2016
Imaginary Friend - mousapelli - Haikyuu!! [Archive of Our Own]
It's just a weird coincidence, probably, that Kenma had made a wish on his birthday candles that if being in a Sentai was too much to ask, that he could have least one best friend kind of like that. And then the next day Kuroo Tetsurou was strolling into Kenma's backyard and banging on the screen door like he owned the place. That sense of unreality had never quite worn the whole way off.

"You're like…a real person, right?" Kenma had finally got up the nerve to ask a few days after that. Kuroo had laughed so hard that Kenma hadn't brought it up again, plus Kuroo had put him in a headlock and wanted to know whether hallucinations could do that.

|| Oh my gosh, I love this SO MUCH. It's a little slip of a thing, but Kenma--prickly, and quiet, and mostly settled in it--is perfect: it draws him a little unsure of the luck he has in making a friend who likes him as he is, and it draws it in a couple of brushstrokes. Perfect.
fandom:haikyuu  author:mousapelli  type:gen  type:friendship  type:somethingperfect  type:makesmesmile  type:backstory  type:personalcanon  length:<1k 
august 2016
blanket kick - Chapter 1 - duchesscass - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
[park jimin]
because dumbass
2:32 AM
my phone went off with your text
2:32 AM
your text tone is still that ridiculous christmas carol you set it to ages ago
2:32 AM
you know I'm a light sleeper
2:33 AM

[kim taehyung]
shit I forgot
2:33 AM
shit I'm really sorry
2:33 AM

|| Background Jimin/Jungkook and Taehyung/Yoongi, but the selling point for me on this was the excellent 95line friendship--lots of snark, ultimately 100% there for each other, even texting each other in the middle of the night in the same room. University AU.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:duchesscass  pairing:jimin/v  pairing:jimin/jungkook  pairing:suga/v  type:gen  type:friendship  type:makesmesmile  type:college  type:alternateuniverse  length:1-5k 
june 2016
Stately Homes of Wiltshire - Chapter 1 - waspabi - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
Malfoy Manor has mould, dry rot and an infestation of unusually historical poltergeists. Harry Potter is on the case.

|| This is a new classic HP H/D fic that's everything you could want from that: repressed posh folks, a healthy dose of humor, and warmth seeping through it like sitting next to a fireplace. It also explicitly makes Harry and Hermione not-white, and references terrible 2000s fashion on the regular--really wonderful worldbuilding.
fandom:harrypotter  author:waspabi  pairing:harry/draco  type:ewe  type:workingitout  type:takeanideaandrun  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:characterization  type:humor  type:worldbuilding  type:longandsatisfying  type:makesmesmile  length:50-60k 
june 2016
formal absences of precious things - pettey - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
The first night he spends at Jimin’s new place, Jeongguk decides it’s finally the right time to start catching up.

Or, that tedious post-disbandment fic.

|| Parts of this are weirdly hard to follow, like the author leaned to far into compression and got not-enough-information, but there are ALSO a bunch of beats that worked for me really well, in terms of emotion. I did kind of ache the whole time--disbandment, augh, and this is a vision where they love each other but are not super in touch--but that distance provides the space for the: what happens when you start to grow up separately, start to make your own adulthood--and then get back in touch. How do the pieces fit together. It's a compelling question.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:pettey  pairing:jimin/jungkook  type:future  type:canonexpansion  type:takeanideaandrun  type:ouchmyheart  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:workingitout  type:growingup  length:15-20k 
june 2016
room to grow - Mysecretfanmoments - Haikyuu!! [Archive of Our Own]
“You’re too noisy!” comes a voice from behind. Shouyou doesn’t have to turn to know it’s Kageyama running after him; he continues yelling.

“Stop shouting!”

Something inside of Shouyou releases. It’s been so long since Kageyama has shouted at him like that, chasing him like he’ll literally tackle him if he has to. It’s immature. Not something third years should be doing—but no one else is up yet. Shouyou runs faster, doesn’t shut up.

|| Third year fic is always a dangerous endeavor, but I love this soft ache of this, the sweet edge and nervousness as they try to renegotiate how to relate to each other.
fandom:haikyuu  author:mysecretfanmoments  pairing:hinata/kageyama  type:canonexpansion  type:future  type:workingitout  type:softly  type:characterization  length:5-10k 
june 2016
In Transit - Mysecretfanmoments - Haikyuu!! [Archive of Our Own]
The trains were never this full in Miyagi; if he'd been traveling alone there would have been no telling where he’d end up. For once he was just glad of Kageyama’s height instead of being jealous.

Kageyama didn’t let go when the train started moving, though his grip loosened a little. Shouyou stood close, almost toe-to-toe with Kageyama, a lady’s handbag poking him in the back. He placed his hands on either side of Kageyama’s waist gingerly each time the train accelerated, not wanting to rely on Kageyama’s strength alone, and it was weird feeling Kageyama’s muscles moving under his shirt. He was used to Kageyama’s body—they helped each other stretch all the time—but it was weird in this setting, and Shouyou nearly blushed whenever he felt Kageyama’s abs clenching in preparation for the train changing speed.

|| Basically a five times fic; love ittttt.
fandom:haikyuu  author:mysecretfanmoments  pairing:hinata/kageyama  type:canonexpansion  type:fivethings  type:oopsi'minlovewithyou  type:sillysillyboys  type:makesmesmile  length:1-5k 
june 2016
keep you in my focus - cumulus - GOT7 [Archive of Our Own]
Jackson is a variety star with a regular gig and Mark is his longtime VJ.

|| This is feels longer than its 10k: it's soft, and really satisfying. I really liked all the scenes with them being soft and unwound in each other's presence--that seems like what WOULD be the foundation Mark and Jackson's realtionship. The world feels pretty completely built-out; I enjoyed it a lot.
fandom:kpop  fandom:got7  author:cumulus  pairing:jackson/mark  type:alternateuniverse  type:pining!  type:workingitout  type:softly  type:birdsongsweet  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:longandsatisfying  length:5-10k 
june 2016
always under or above - bazooka - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
It didn’t mean anything. There was no way it meant anything. They were - they were roommates. Friends. They had different bedrooms and different beds and - and okay, fine, they didn’t always sleep in their own beds every single night, but they mostly did.

|| There are a couple of odd jangling notes for me in this, but they're muted enough I can mostly just enjoy the obliviousness. I like the RM pov pretty well. Fun.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:bazooka  pairing:j-hope/rapmonster  type:alternateuniverse  type:livingtogetherfirst  type:sleepingtogetherfirst  type:obliviousness  type:oopsi'minlovewithyou  type:everyoneelseknows  length:1-5k 
june 2016
a year together (or two or tree) - renquise - BTOB [Archive of Our Own]
The one where Eunkwang is a shepherd and Minhyuk is his hot dryad neighbour from across the field. Also, there are sheep.

|| This is just as ridiculous and delightful as the summary promises.
fandom:kpop  fandom:btob  author:renquise  pairing:eunkwang/minhyuk  type:alternateuniverse  type:takeanideaandrun  type:birdsongsweet  type:hilarifying  length:1-5k 
june 2016
for you, baby (sheep) - sheepishfiction - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
All Jungkook knows is lamb skewers, and metaphors of the sheepish variety. All Jimin wants is some food, and maybe the food cart guy, too.

|| I've had this open for AGES to save, and also to reread, but. Anyway. Mostly I remember this being sweet as anything, and nicely paced.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:sheepishfiction  pairing:jimin/jungkook  type:alternateuniverse  type:pining!  type:everyoneelseknows  type:crushing  type:criminallyadorable  type:birdsongsweet  length:1-5k 
june 2016
Happy birthday, @blotthis​! It’s pretty rough, but...
It didn’t feel anything like a dream, but part of Jungkook was still convinced that he was dreaming.

He twisted his fingers in the front of Jimin’s jacket. Jimin made a breathless sound into Jungkook’s mouth.

|| AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

A birthday present!!! Really, really, really sweet: manages to capture a get-together that is exciting and uncertain and the product of mutual pining, and uses well-placed backstory to get that pining to have weight, even in 2k. I've had this open in a tab ever since my birthday, and I keep rereading it to feel Warm and Happy.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:cestwhat  pairing:jimin/jungkook  type:alternateuniverse  type:college  type:kissing  type:pining!  type:obliviousness  type:makingout  type:criminallyadorable  type:birdsongsweet  type:makesmesmile  length:1-5k 
june 2016
stultiloquentia | who you callin' cactus?
I was in the middle of telling Lis I needed Bitty to mentor a trans frog when the tadpole comics came out. When Lis said, "Trans Whiskey?" I said, "Whiskey is shaped like a Dorito; how has he been on T for less than a year?" but we decided this was insufficient reason to stop me. We'll just lampshade it instead, right? Dorito was his nickname when he played with the Pacific Steelers in the Junior Women's Hockey League. Yeah, yeah, just call him Captain Canada. At 5'10", he was tall. Commentators used to call him a "gritty power forward."

Those were the days.

|| I am not caught up on CP, but oh my god, this. Oh my god. My heart. This is now forever true in my heart, my GUY.
fandom:checkplease  author:stultiloquentia  type:gen  type:genderidentity  type:transcharacter  type:takeanideaandrun  type:personalcanon  length:notspecified 
april 2016
rewind - Chapter 1 - renquise - VIXX [Archive of Our Own]
It takes all six of them together, but they’re able to determine that:

1. Hakyeon is twenty-two.
2. No one has any idea what happened.
3. Thank god this didn’t happen right before a comeback.
4. All things considered, Hakyeon doesn’t seem too disoriented by the fact that he’s five years into the future.
5. If anything, being the youngest and cutest in the room is suiting him just fine.
6. Hakyeon at a bubbly twenty-two years old is kind of a lot.
7. They really aren’t going to get anything done, so it’s probably best to go home and eat and try to pretend that everything is normal and that this is going to get sorted out by itself. Hopefully before Hakyeon’s morning schedule tomorrow morning, or they’re going to have a lot of explaining to do.

|| Gosh, look at that number 5. Look at it. Look at it taking all of VIXX to establish this. The tone in this is light and delighted and kind of wondering, and it's such a deft Sanghyuk--trolly but observant, even if he's not the BEST at providing comfort... he's certainly not the worst. The specific kind of relationship Hakyeon and he have, too... Just. Really really good. Lots of teasing, lots of tolerating, lots of support.
fandom:kpop  fandom:vixx  author:renquise  type:gen  type:de-aged  type:takeanideaandrun  type:characterization  type:makesmesmile  length:1-5k 
april 2016
Don't Stop (Will You Fall a Little More?) - downtochemicals - Mamamoo [Archive of Our Own]
In this fic, when Moonbyul is asked who she would take with her to a deserted island:

She clears her throat. “Ah, well, but if it’s Moonbyul,” she replies slowly, face returning to its normal color, and it’s never good when she refers to herself in third person, because then she says: “it has to be Solar unnie.”

Yongsun’s mouth hangs open unattractively, and Wheein laughs as Hwasa adds an indignant, “What about us?” They start bickering that just falls deaf to Yongsun’s own ears because who says things like that? Moon Byulyi.

|| I LOVED THIS FIC. The author says they'd gotten into Mamamoo 48 hours earlier, but Solar, Moonbyul, and all of them, really, are rendered with such a light, delightful touch. Teasing and charming and absolutely bonkers. Adored.
fandom:kpop  fandom:mamamoo  author:downtochemicals  pairing:moonbyul/solar  type:canonexpansion  type:characterization  type:makesmesmile  type:hijinks  type:justforfun  length:1-5k 
april 2016
relief - countingpaths - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
His bones feel like they're being pulled forward, like he has to fight them from curling into the curve of Jimin's body.

There's only so much he can do– His body leans in anyway. They giggle all the way up to their room, half pressed against each other. Holding each other up. Trailing behind the rest of their group and tripping over their own feet, cushioned by the safety nets they find in each other's arms.

“Lost in their own little world ,” he thinks he hears Seokjin mutter.

|| This fic is ostensibly about the first-time that happens in the second half, but it's mostly about BUILD--and what really makes it work for me is the way it weaves this backstory of a 95line who have been circling each other for ages, laughing and semi-breathless every time their gazes catch for too long--and this is the story of them FINALLY giving into that. It hits like you've been reading the gleeful pining for 10 or 20k already; you're that certain these kids are crazy about each other. The Tae has synesthesia thing is almost a little too played up for me in places, but I also really like it, so.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:countingpaths  pairing:jimin/v  type:canonexpansion  type:firsttime  type:friendship  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:fallforyouhotfast  type:thisishowwedevelop  length:5-10k 
april 2016
Think Tidy - nivo - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
“So these are the rules,” says Hoseok's new roommate, his voice brooking no argument. “Don't touch my shit. Don't leave your stuff lying around the place – I'm serious, anything I find is going in the trash, I don't care if it's a napkin or a midterm paper you've been slaving over for days. Don't mess with the furniture. Don't leave dishes in the sink or on the counter. Whatever you use in the kitchen, you put it back exactly where you found it, and I mean you put it back pronto. None of that 'I'll do it later' bullshit. I prefer to get stuff like laundry and groceries done on Saturday, and it'd be cool if we could do it together, but it's fine if that's not your style, I'll figure something out. And I guess that's basically it. Questions, comments, early regrets?”

“I think I'm a little bit in love,” Hoseok confesses in a rush.

|| This is great, this is so, so, great, the characterization is great and the turn at the end--GREAT. So great. I think of this fic and grin.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:nivo  pairing:suga/j-hope  type:alternateuniverse  type:characterization  type:takeanideaandrun  type:endingiswhoa  type:makesmesmile  type:favorite  length:1-5k 
april 2016
A Little More Motion (In Your Ocean) - nivo - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
“I'm your new personal trainer,” repeats the guy, starting to look somewhat put-out. “I was sent by Park Jimin?”

“Of fucking course you were,” Yoongi grumbles. “Look, uh...”

“Jeon Jeongguk.”

“Look, Jeon Jeongguk, this is all a big misunderstanding.”

|| This is fun, and funny, and I'm almost jealous, the backstory for Yoongi's fall into film is so believable and deftly interwoven with the fic's actual plot. A surprising depth to this, like the best of Nivo's work.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:nivo  pairing:jungkook/suga  type:alternateuniverse  type:takeanideaandrun  type:characterization  type:justforfun  length:1-5k 
april 2016
Soft Spot - nivo - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
Yoongi doesn't particularly care for the well-being of the new trainee. It's just that he doesn't particularly care for prison, either, and leaving the kid to fend for himself would probably constitute criminally negligent homicide.

|| This is so fucking soft and full of promise, I think I remember making a pained noise on the subway when I read it. Nivo is so good at writing fics that speak to tenderness and that cast forward at the hopes one person has for another.

Yoongi watches out for the delicate new kid.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:nivo  pairing:suga/j-hope  type:canonexpansion  type:preslash  type:pre-text  type:characterization  type:softly  type:myheart  type:short  length:1-5k 
april 2016
you make my heart beat (faster) - Chapter 1 - onyu - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
Everything's going too fast. One step forward, and Seokjin's tendering his resignation from a company he's been servicing for eight years. Two steps, and he's going out for interviews, reviewing a job offer, signing a contract, on the first bus to Sallim-dong. Three steps, and he finds himself trapped in an elevator with an ex who ran away from him years ago and with his faith in humanity in tow.

Enter the agency's Chief Creative Officer, and everything slows the fuck down.

|| I really enjoyed this, and the double-plotline of Jin figuring out his goals next to the yoonjin plotline; some of it is probably weightier than it needs, but the author's familiarity with the actual job underpins it so well that I was with them the entire way. Admittedly--from what I remember, I read it a while ago. Enjoyed it enough that whatever sections I might've felt were throwing off the pacing didn't stick with me--what I remember is the sense of anxiety--I felt stressed about Jin getting the work done, about figuring out what was going on between Jin and Yoongi, about Jin doing something he loved in a way that put my heart in my throat and really worked as tension for me.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:onyu  pairing:jin/suga  type:alternateuniverse  type:takeyourfandomtowork  type:takeanideaandrun  type:stressful  type:pining!  type:longandsatisfying  length:100k+ 
april 2016
a terribly addictive sleep habit - gacrux - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
On Jeongguk's bed, Jimin and Jeongguk are curled up in a pile. This has been the norm lately, although slightly less so because Taehyung is in his own bed and not folded around them like a clingy human pretzel. He should be there. He would be there, but since he discovered that Jeongguk and Jimin sleep totally fine alone he's been a little disconcerted. He's the only one with this terribly addictive sleep habit that's slowly but surely become something he can't actually go without. So he's been trying to sleep on his own, retrain himself into, you know, sleeping like a normal human.

|| This is so short but so cute, and I really like Jin's cameo.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:gacrux  pairing:jimin/jungkook/v  type:canon  type:bedsharing  type:cuddling  type:cute  length:<1k 
april 2016
And You Don't Even Know My Name Yet - Kaspian - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
Yoongi runs the campus radio's night slot, and some jackass keeps calling in just to insult his music and request High School Musical songs instead.

|| This is just a bit of fluff, but it made me smile.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:kaspian  pairing:suga/jimin  type:alternateuniverse  type:college  type:hijinks  type:confessions  type:cute  length:1-5k 
april 2016
Out on a Limb - madigraye - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
The second he moves, he nearly falls.

“Jesus fucking—”

There’s the faint sound of grass and jeans rubbing together somewhere below him as he miraculously manages to flail himself into a bear hug around the thick tree branch he’s balanced on. He makes a pretty embarrassing hacking noise in the back of his throat when the movement makes his stomach turn over, unprocessed alcohol still sloshing around where it hasn't been able to fit in his (painfully full) bladder. He’s focusing really hard on both keeping his koala grip on the tree and keeping whatever food could possibly still be in his stomach down when a rough voice calls out, “Shit, are you awake?”

|| Tae made out with a handsome stranger, got drunk, and said stranger waited for him all night where he slept in a tree. I have issues believing a drunk person who so very nearly fell out of the tree when they woke up would make it through the night in a tree--but if you're willing to buy the premise, the execution is delightful: 95 line laughing and not taking each other seriously--except for that kind of mindmeld-taking-each-other-just-seriously-enough.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:madigraye  pairing:jimin/v  type:alternateuniverse  type:college  type:drunkenhonesty  type:hijinks  type:characterization  type:makesmesmile  length:1-5k 
april 2016
Cocoa Puffs - Chapter 1 - madigraye - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
based on the prompt: “I have the most embarrassing camp name on the planet and you’re like a legend around camp so I make sure I’m wearing a different person’s name tag every time you see me and apparently you’re trying to get my number but keep ending up with the wrong person.”

|| Thankfully that sitcom conflict is resolved really fairly quickly, and the rest is the push and pull of Yoongi and Jimin figuring themselves out. Way more satisfying than I expected (although the push and pull maybe goes on a bit long?) and I enjoyed the worldbuilding with the kids. (Minor reservations about said depictions, but overall, well-done, which is NICE and so rare.)
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:madigraye  pairing:suga/jimin  type:alternateuniverse  type:campau  type:pining!  type:workingitout  type:hijinks  type:everyoneelseknows  length:30-40k 
april 2016
Third Wheel - sandwichtree - 月刊少女野崎くん | Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun [Archive of Our Own]
Nozaki stares with his sharp, handsome eyes for a few moments before he says, "Thank you, Sakura. I like you too, but I can't accept your feelings."

The world is a series of cymbals crashing, lightning strikes, cracked mirrors. Chiyo should have known that someone who liked her back couldn't possibly stay so oblivious, but, like an idiot, she had still held out hope.

"Ah, I...see," she mutters. "Of course...I'm sorry, um. Obviously you wouldn't be interested someone as plain as me, l-like that..."

"Oh, it's not that. You're extremely cute," says Nozaki. "But I'm dating someone else."

|| Nozaki thinks he's dating Mikorin. It only goes more off the rails from there. (Structured a bit like the strips; made me both laugh and be extremely fond.)
fandom:nozaki-kun  author:sandwichtree  pairing:mikoshiba/nozaki/sakura  type:canonexpansion  type:miscommunication  type:hijinks  type:threesome  type:silliness  type:justforfun  length:1-5k 
april 2016
Tongue in Cheek - troubleseason (cats_cradle6766) - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
Just because Namjoon hasn't tried it before doesn't mean he shouldn't, and having a patient and willing teacher in his boyfriend is pretty nice.

|| Namjoon's never bottomed before. Porn, basically; the fic is more interested in Namjoon than it is in Jimin, but I liked it nonetheless.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:troubleseason  pairing:jimin/rapmonster  type:alternateuniverse  type:established-relationship  type:smmmmmmmut  type:firsttime  length:1-5k 
april 2016
Waking up in Vegas - troubleseason (cats_cradle6766) - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
"Morning," Taehyung says and wow he sounds even more like an angry truck than usual. Impressive.

"Is it actually?" Jimin asks, and sounds raw and terrible and interesting for some reason. Whatever. Jimin squints for a clock. "It's, like, one in the afternoon."

"We just woke up; it's morning," Taehyung says, crawling back into the bed to use Jimin's thigh as a pillow. All of him hurt, so naps. Naps and cuddles. Cuddles make it all better. Always.

|| A woke-up-married in Vegas fic that had me distracted through most of it trying to figure out if they were still in a kpop band (they are; apparently.... very much an alternate universe one, it's fine), but I handwaved it for enjoying the easiness of the vmin in this, and the sweet simmering glow of Taehyung's realization. I love the ending.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:troubleseason  pairing:jimin/v  type:alternateuniverse  type:wokeupmarried  type:oopsi'minlovewithyou  type:softly  type:friendship  type:makesmesmile  length:1-5k 
april 2016
I know I'll fall in love with you, baby - Chapter 1 - witheredleaf (micooled) - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
“I, I think you might be my soulmate,” the boy stutters. And Yoongi is about to laugh because that’s ridiculous, that’s utterly preposterous. There must be a billion people out there with those exact words on their arm, and even then it’s so obviously planned, like this isn't what he says to every single fan coming here, what the fuck, and how will he explain Yoongi’s own bare wrist? Except—

Except the guy’s eyes widen even more, trained on something on the table. A sudden strange sensation traces across Yoongi’s skin. And he looks down at his arm that lies palm up against the table, at the words I think you might be my soulmate in the process of spelling themselves out across his arm in stark contrast and, well. Fuck.

|| I really enjoyed this--its greatest strength is giving JK and Yoongi both believable and understandable motivations and reactions to each other, even if some of the exact plot mechanations seemed a little overblown to me. Maknaeline friendship also really really good. Longish, and sticks the landing--always nice.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:witheredleaf  pairing:jungkook/suga  type:alternateuniverse  type:soulbond  type:pining!  type:miscommunication  type:oopsi'minlovewithyou  type:workingitout  type:characterization  length:30-40k 
april 2016
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
Social Animals - nivo - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
But the next time Hoseok falls asleep in yet another uncomfortable dressing room chair with his head held carefully to protect his already styled hair – Jeongguk can't help but think he would've made one fine court lady back in the day – Jeongguk is there, alert and ready. Hoseok must realize what he's up to – he always does, usually before Jeongguk himself could even make sense of his own actions – but he doesn't comment on it; doesn't tease Jeongguk the way Jimin and Yoongi do whenever they catch him 'playing hyung,' as Jimin once put it with a sappy grin, messing up Jeongguk's hair just to be annoying.

It's not like that, anyway.

|| Goddddddd, this is the fic that convinced me Junghope was something I loved--it packs an emotional wallop for something so short (barely 1k!). All about protectiveness and growing up and knowing something is waiting for you, even if all it is right now is your hand in someone's hair.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:nivo  pairing:j-hope/jungkook  type:canonexpansion  type:softly  type:preslash  type:feeeeeeeelings  type:growingup  type:myheart  type:characterization  type:backstory  length:1-5k 
march 2016
New Romantics - nivo - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
Jeongguk knows as soon as the guy steps into the shop that he's not going to get anything done. There's a very fine difference between the giddy, excited nervousness of someone who means business, and the terrified, subtly green-around-the-edges look on this guy's face – a fine difference, but Jeongguk's been doing this for long enough to be able to spot a needle-phobic piercing virgin when he sees one. Probably here on a bet, if Jeongguk had to guess.

|| GOD, the premise for this is so ridiculous--except that I love it so much, I love the easy way Hoseok and Jungkook fall together, I love the way they bemuse but charm each other, I like how Hobi's an easygoing worriwort and Jungkook kind of arrogant but also sweet, and I adore the cameos and the ridiculousness of Yoongi and Jieun in the background. Even though I can't imagine Yoongi and Jieun dating--still. A smile-maker from start to finish.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:nivo  pairing:j-hope/jungkook  type:alternateuniverse  type:takeanideaandrun  type:sleepingtogetherfirst  type:characterization  type:justforfun  type:makesmesmile  length:1-5k 
march 2016
You Okay, Honey? - wortmalerei - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
Jeongguk came to join him, rummaging in the cabinet.

“Where’s my black tea?” he asked, head still shoved deep in the cupboard. He only drank black tea on the days where he needed to wake himself up quickly.

“How should I know? I don’t drink it,” Yoongi replied, slapping the lid back shut over the filter and starting the coffee maker. He nudged Jeongguk aside to put the tin of grinds back in its place.

Jeongguk scowled at him. “Didn’t you buy any new one?”

“You didn’t tell me we ran out.” Closing the cabinet door, Yoongi shot a glance at the way Jeongguk’s shoulders were drawn into a tense, exhausted curve. “Just have some of my coffee instead. You look like you need it.”

|| This is REALLY good established relationship sugakookie--Jungkook is demanding and bratty and likes physical affection and going 100000% at everything and maturely apologetic, Yoongi is grumpy and easily annoyed and quietly responsible and kind and they both don't make wild declarations except how they do. The last sentence of the ending wraps-it-all-up in a way I found distractingly clunky, but the rest made me almost mad I liked it so much.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:wortmalerei  pairing:jungkook/suga  type:alternateuniverse  type:domestic  type:established-relationship  type:takingcare  type:characterization  length:1-5k 
march 2016
mutuals; or, how to be a Super Secret Fanboy - jonghyunslisterine - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
taehyung and jimin run big bang fan blogs on tumblr, messaging almost daily.

little do they know- they're actually roommates.

|| This is so cute. Part of me the whole time was just like "TELL THEM," and the shenanigans to not tell each other got a little involved, but that's honestly part of the conceit--"how silly would this be." Also, as part of the someone-sees-you-on-tumblr-will-still-deny-having-a-tumblr-squad, like. I get it. Anyway really fun vmin characterization, and the tumblr messaging parts were delightful. The Jungkook cameo ended up better than I imagined. Korean-American AU.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:jonghyunslisterine  pairing:jimin/v  type:gen  type:alternateuniverse  type:college  type:americaau  type:hijinks  type:silliness  type:friendship  type:makesmesmile  length:1-5k 
march 2016
E-9 - 100demons - Ookiku Furikabutte | Big Windup! [Archive of Our Own]
This is it, he thinks, a hot sticky humid summer night at a baseball field, dressed in shorts and his sleep shirt, listening to the sound of Tajima’s laughter echo in the night for the last time.

It’s always comes down to this, in the end.

|| I love love Hanai/Tajima, and this gets all the things about them I love right--Tajima being all arrogance and easy acceptance of his own anxieties, insightful and joyfully insistent on it, almost so much so that his insights sound like simplifications; Hanai, overthinking and worried and just-that-bit-jealous just-that-bit-awed but so so in love with Nishiura and with baseball and easily embarassed but fundamentally, when it comes down to it, as brave as anything. Ugh. Clutches chest, etc.
fandom:oofuri  author:100demons  pairing:tajima/hanai  type:posttext  type:midtext  type:short  type:characterization  type:workingitout  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:myheart  length:1-5k 
march 2016
Best Beloved - mklutz - 月刊少女野崎くん | Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun [Archive of Our Own]
“Hori-senpai,” Kashima stepped forward. He could see the moment she slipped back into her prince persona, clasping one of his hands between both of her own and staring into his eyes. “It would be my honour to make you my beloved wife.”

“Not a chance!” he yelled, pulling his hand back. “What the hell, Kashima? Why did you have to drag me into this?”

|| Oh, good future fic. Short, for the conceit, but gets to a good ending place. I don't love that Kashima seems to have lost a lot of her boyish presentation, but I will grudgingly allow it would help get an acting career off the ground.
fandom:nozaki-kun  author:mklutz  pairing:hori/kashima  type:future  type:fakedating  type:takeanideaandrun  type:workingitout  type:everyoneelseknows  type:short  length:1-5k 
march 2016
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
you’re lit and i’m on fire (it’s a match!) - sheepishfiction - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
“Yeah, but-” Jimin locates the last of his apparel and flies into the adjoint bathroom of the master bedroom that Hoseok shares with Namjoon. He turns around from the door, cheeks tinged interestingly pink. “I’m gonna borrow your shower, I may or may not have a date with that one really hot freshman pledge from the class next door after.”

Hoseok chokes on his next exhale. The other brow comes up to join the first, racing for his hairline in disbelief. “Park Jimin. You texted me for a quick fuck before a date? With the same Jeon Jungkook you’ve been dicklusting over the entire first semester? Are you insane?”

“I needed stress relief!” Jimin shuts the door behind him and shouts through it defensively. “Don’t judge me!”

|| One of the tags is "everyone is a fuckboy" and like.......... It's an accurate description. (Listen. I am weak to characters being terrible and fronting all the time with jokes..... anyway I enjoyed the heck out of this. Also the background jikook. but like. Don't judge me.)
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:sheepishfiction  pairing:suga/j-hope  pairing:jimin/jungkook  type:alternateuniverse  type:college  type:hijinks  type:fratboy!  type:fallforyouhotfast  length:1-5k 
march 2016
Youth - taejinyo - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
The first time he sees Seokjin cry, Jimin is seventeen years old, too old to not notice and too young to let it go.

"Hyung," he calls softly, "what's wrong?"

It's dark in their bedroom, and everyone else is sleeping. Namjoon's snores echo through the room, so loud that Jimin barely recognizes the sound of sniffling beneath it.

Seokjin immediately stops. Jimin peers over the side of his bunk and looks down at where Seokjin sleeps. The only thing he can see in the darkness is the bright glistening of tears in Seokjin's eyes. His breath stutters in his throat.

"Go back to sleep, Jimin."

"Are you okay?"

Jimin blinks, eyes slowly adjusting to the low light. Seokjin looks back up at him, expression gentle.

"Don't worry about me," he smiles. "I'll be fine."

|| The controlling metaphor in this is a bit much, but around it everything is soft and well-observed and a bit achey. My favorite scenes are probably this one (too old not to notice and too young to let it go UGH) and the scene in the car at the end, but again really good cameos from everyone.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:taejinyo  pairing:jimin/jin  type:canonexpansion  type:pining!  type:obliviousness  type:short  type:workingitout  type:softly  type:birdsongsweet  type:everyoneelseknows  type:dynamics  length:1-5k 
march 2016
Be There - taejinyo - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
Seokjin smiles, his eyes crinkling up into slits. "Don't worry about it, Jungkookie. This happens all the time," he says and brings his hand up to rest on Jungkook's shoulder and oh, he thinks, oh. He stares dumbly at where his hand meets the curve of a solid, tall shoulder for a moment before he recovers. "Ah, our Jungkookie's really grown. Already taller than me?" He laughs and looks up, and isn't that strange, to think that now to look into Jungkook's eyes, he has to actually look up.

Jungkook tears his eyes away from where they're gazing at Seokjin's hand on him and now he's looking right at Seokjin. "Yeah," he says after a long pause, the look in his eyes unreadable, "I guess I am."

|| Oh, this is nice. I like the way it builds in prior history and casts forward at the same time; I like Seokjin's worries and hesitances and willingness to take risks and the way he thinks about growing up--it feels very Seokjin, and very realistic for being the oldest; I like Jungkook's quiet nervous surety and I love every member cameo. Really good across the board.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:taejinyo  pairing:jin/jungkook  type:canonexpansion  type:pining!  type:oopsi'minlovewithyou  type:workingitout  type:growingup  type:everyoneelseknows  type:characterization  length:1-5k 
march 2016
One Sick Kookie - lilithlamb - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
Jungkook is bad at asking for help, but when a cold turns into something more serious, he doesn't have much of a choice.

|| Is this Hurt/Comfort? It probably.... It definitely is, lol. Anyway, it feels more about the relationship of all 7 members and the way they band together to take care of each other; each of their different responses feel pretty accurate, too, I really enjoyed that. Jin and Yoongi and to some extent Namjoon taking control of the situation or giving direction, Jin mothering, Jimin and Tae and Hoseok trying to provide help physically. I like that the length makes it develop as sickness does; that there's no FIXING it through them caring, but everyone's doing the best they can, once they figure it out. Gen.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:lilithlamb  type:gen  type:hurt/comfort  type:sickfick  type:friendship  type:dynamics  length:10k-15k 
march 2016
Mint Yoongi - Chapter 1 - imasinner - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
AU where Min Yoongi is a model from Big Hit Agency and Jung Hoseok is a professional hair stylist. Yoongi hates bleaching his hair, and Hoseok massages Yoongi's head for longer than is probably necessary. Hoseok might be a little too gay to deal with a stunning male model.

|| Okay I don't REALLY BELIEVE Yoongi as a male model, but this is really cute anyhow--lots of Yoongi doing that 'I am quietly judging' but then also slipping into shenanigans when he doesn't notice, and Hoseok taking care of people as a general MO, but getting flustered and loud to distract. Their mutual crushes are cute.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:imasinner  pairing:suga/j-hope  type:alternateuniverse  type:takeanideaandrun  type:sillysillyboys  type:everyoneelseknows  type:crushing  length:5-10k 
march 2016
Six Kisses - imasinner - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
It’s an unquestioned truth that Jung Hoseok loves physical affection. He’s usually the giver, brimming with love and the need to show it to his groupmates. But birthdays are about receiving, and Hoseok’s present is morning kisses.

(established casual poly/ot7 ; not necessarily romantic, but not necessarily platonic either)

|| This was really nice. The Jimin and Jungkook sections were my favorite--captured Jimin's limp shamlessness and Hobi's clinginess with him, and Jungkook's softness with Hobi as well as his youthful slyness--but the whole thing is nice. Kisses for Hoseok! (The fic itself skews yoonseok, but that part's good too.)
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:imasinner  pairing:j-hope/everyone  pairing:suga/j-hope  type:kissing  type:queerplatonic  type:polyamory  type:birthday  type:birdsongsweet  length:1-5k 
march 2016
ETA: 7:35AM EST - imasinner - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
“Sorry!” the pretty man says, wringing his hands, “I didn’t think you’d move so quickly. You seemed pretty sluggish before you got that cup in your hands,” he smiles sheepishly. “What did you order, by the way? My leg is suffering, but it smells great.”

Yoongi’s gaze snaps down and sees a dark, wet patch blooming on the leg of his sweatpants.

“I spilled my coffee on you.”

He spilled his coffee on him. Yoongi, you idiot. Yoongi, you goddamn fool.

|| This is a really fun little thing; Hoseok is sunshiney and Yoongi is entranced despite himself. Very comfortable, for all that it's strangers meeting; lots of caretaking.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:imasinner  pairing:suga/j-hope  type:alternateuniverse  type:americaau  type:meetcute  type:criminallyadorable  length:1-5k 
march 2016
Connection - novilunar - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
“I’ll tell you what,” Jimin says, giving Jungkook a quick once-over before taking a pen from Jungkook’s desk and writing another telephone number on the pink post-it. “The next time you’re having technical problems, call this number and you’ll get to me directly. It’s quicker, and you won’t have to worry that Yoongi is the one to pick up. He hates doing user support.” Jimin laughs, putting the pen back in Jungkook’s pen holder. “That’s why he sent me down instead of going himself. I don’t mind as much, especially not when—” Jimin steals another short look at Jungkook and then shakes his head, eyes curving as he smiles. “Never mind. Company policy says I probably shouldn’t finish that sentence.”

|| Exactly what that paragraph implies. Fun, meet-cute-y, not really actual office behavior, but not the point anyway.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:novilunar  pairing:jimin/jungkook  type:alternateuniverse  type:officeau  type:meetcute  type:hijinks  type:sillysillyboys  length:5-10k 
march 2016
Hush - Siobhandestele - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
“Are you comfortable?” Seokjin asks gently, scooting towards the wall so Jungkook would have a little more wiggle room. Jungkook nods into his shoulder.

|| Touch-starved Jungkook is skittish with Bangtan, but they're willing to wait him out (or drag him into things, if they're Hoseok or Jimin). Really really lovely, if a few grammatical errors. (Ignore me really enjoying Jimin sitting in JK's lap, move along)
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:siobhandestele  type:gen  type:cuddling  type:birdsongsweet  type:growingup  type:myheart  length:1-5k 
march 2016
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
When you got skin in the game (you stay in the game) - kleinergruenerkaktus - Check Please! (Webcomic) [Archive of Our Own]
“Rub one out, get some sleep, everything will be better in the morning.”

It slips out before Ransom can stop it. “No.”

“What do you mean, no?” Incredulous. “You’re not seriously going to study now.”

For a moment, Ransom considers going with that, staging a coral reef crisis, anything to distract Holster, but something in his face must have betrayed his embarrassed panic because Holster’s eyebrows knit together and he goes, “Oh, wait. This is your thing, isn’t it.”

-

Ransom has a system, and it was working just fine before Holster came along.

|| This is delightful okay. Their dynamics are really, really good, and the friendship and the way their particular relationship starts--Holtzer basically challenging Ransom to have an orgasm only on a particular day when he's earned it--builds from a system Ransom already had in place for himself. It feels really natural and delightful and exciting, just like it does for them.
fandom:checkplease  author:kleinergruenerkaktus  pairing:holtzer/ransom  type:canonexpansion  type:workingitout  type:friendstolovers  type:oopsi'minlovewithyou  type:dom/sub  type:dynamics  type:sextoy  type:orgasmdenial  length:5-10k 
february 2016
up all night (to get my luck) - Anonymous - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS, K-pop [Archive of Our Own]
“I just… Did someone in this room not just scream like they were about to be murdered?”

“Oh, that,” Taehyung says. “That was Jimin. He saw a spider.”

|| This is really cute. I particularly like how transparent everyone is. And that Tae is kind of ridiculous, but not unaware, and Jimin is manipulative but a sweetheart, and Yoongi resents people asking for his attention but actually enjoys it. Really nice.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:anon  pairing:jimin/suga  type:alternateuniverse  type:college  type:hijinks  type:sillysillyboys  type:characterization  length:1-5k 
february 2016
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
Interlude (Rise Up) - Fahye - Hamilton - Miranda [Archive of Our Own]
BURR
Secretary Hamilton, belay that shouting!
You protest too much, there's certainly no doubting
the other figments of your own brain would agree,
and so far there's been seven, plus me--but who's counting?

|| Oh my GOD. This is phenomenal--the scansion! the dick jokes! the historical references!
fandom:hamilton  author:fahye  pairing:hamilton/everyone  pairing:hamilton/burr  type:dreaming  type:stylisticappreciation  type:ohwownorly  type:justforfun  type:hilarifying  length:1-5k 
february 2016
Short Street to Kicklebury - notbecauseofvictories - Discworld - Terry Pratchett [Archive of Our Own]
Sam Vimes had sidled her way into the Watch on short-cropped hair, truth by omission, and a drunken swagger that passed for standard Adolescent Male Bravado in the right lighting. [...]

It had taken them until Grune to realize she was a she, and by that point they couldn’t be bothered. She drank like a Watchman and swore like one, and she had managed not to get knifed in an alley yet, which made her one of the more promising recruits.

|| Oh, this is a slip of a thing, but it is LOVELY. I love the way the Discworld books, as a stylistic and world-building model, give authors a blueprint for talking about and exploring the social implications of an action, in a way that feels easy as breathing and still grounded enough on a set of characters to build emotional ties. What would happen if Sam (Samantha) Vimes married Lady Sybil.
fandom:rare  fandom:discworld  author:notbecauseofvictories  pairing:sibyl/vimes  type:alternateuniverse  type:cisswap  type:takeanideaandrun  type:worldbuilding  length:1-5k 
february 2016
it's your heart i wanna live (& sleep) in - Anonymous - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
The first time Jimin sleeps over at Taehyung's, it's an emergency. The other times after? That's a different story.

|| College AU. Doesn't transcend its genre--with all the attendant frat-boy-fuckery and the this-is-probably-actually-an-American-college stuff that most of these show--but Jimin and Tae are really cute. Really good pining: Jimin once has a small breakdown over that Tae is not only platonic soulmate material but BOYFRIEND MATERIAL. I really enjoyed it. (Also! Features a lot of 95-liners from various groups, AND gets all their real names right, which I really, really appreciate. Way less common than it should be.)
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:anon  pairing:jimin/v  type:alternateuniverse  type:college  type:sillysillyboys  type:hijinks  type:sleepingtogetherfirst  type:everyoneelseknows  type:pining! 
february 2016
Figuring It Out as We Go - peppermint_wind - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
Jungkook never thought this would happen to him; eighteen years old and questioning everything he used to know. Staying up late watching gay music videos with wide-eyes, phone tucked to his chest, probably isn't helping him much, either, but what is he supposed to do when he realizes seeing two men together makes his whole body ache?

|| Oh my god, I read this and then immediately re-read it. Only about 5k, but really satisfying AND heart-warming, for all the big-ness of the subject.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:peppermint_wind  pairing:jimin/jungkook  type:canonexpansion  type:comingout  type:workingitout  type:growingup  type:canoninspired  type:oopsi'minlovewithyou  type:ouchmyheart  type:myheart  length:1-5k 
february 2016
The First Day of My Life - Chapter 1 - MadgirlSBA - Check Please! (Webcomic) [Archive of Our Own]
Terry likes Jack.

This seems to mystify the sad bastard. And Terry can't figure out why.

OR

A Guide to Being an Emotionally Stable, Independent Young Man: By Terry Beaumont, Jedi Master, for Jack Zimmerman, Padawan

|| This was really satisfying: people being people and trying their best, and sometimes messing up. The main and POV character is an OC, but he's really likeable, his perspective brings both insight and tension to the story, and I laughed a lot because his version of being an adult at 27 is really hashtag relatable.
fandom:checkplease  author:madgirlsba  pairing:bitty/jack  type:posttext  type:comingout  type:a+forsexuality  type:friendship  type:growingup  type:workingitout  type:longandsatisfying  length:25-30k 
february 2016
Late Night, Early Morning - Chapter 1 - cest_what - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
Jungkook just wants somewhere to sleep.

|| This fic is SO SOFT, and I LOVE IT. I particularly love Jungkook's hesitancy but also smart-mouthed-ness, how he is alternately Totally Sure of things and Completely Unsure about them, how even with his back against the wall he'll try to be as cocky as possible--and Jimin, soft, and kind, but also playful and firm. Really really lovely. I've loved it about all seven or eight times I've read it now.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:cestwhat  pairing:jimin/jungkook  type:bedsharing  type:oopsyoufoundout  type:softly  type:criminallyadorable  type:characterization  type:makesmesmile  length:1-5k 
february 2016
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
we ain't born typical - paxlux - The Losers (2010) [Archive of Our Own]
The wind's out of the south and Cougar's restless.

|| The summary's misleading--this is very much in Jake's POV, and it runs and trips on itself in run-ons and asides, quips and idle curiosity, but still, through that, stays focused. The style's honestly at least half the fun; the rest is atmosphere and warmth.
fandom:thelosers  author:paxlux  pairing:cougar/jake  type:vignettes  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:friendship  type:pining!  type:kissing  type:dayinthelife  length:1-5k 
february 2016
welcome, ghosts - ohyousinners - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
Hoseok and Taehyung end up one hour late to soundcheck, and Namjoon berates them for well over five minutes. Hoseok just loops an easy arm around Taehyung’s waist, dragging him in, leaning on him for support as he counts the seconds that Namjoon goes without breathing. They get shuffled to hair and make-up after that, and from then on Hoseok can’t breathe without inhaling the foggy, cloying scent of hair-spray. He probably can’t touch his hair without being cut by the sharp edges.

|| Short thing from a band au that feels about 20 to 30k longer, but the relationships and the fundamental conflict are developed so effectively that you can see the problems and the ultimate resolution. Really really enjoyed.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:ohyousinners  pairing:suga/j-hope  pairing:jimin/jungkook  type:short  type:alternateuniverse  type:bandau  type:takeanideaandrun  type:miscommunication  type:bedsharing  type:sleepingtogetherfirst  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:fallforyouhotfast  type:vignettes  length:1-5k 
february 2016
Man of Honor - esterbrook - Check Please! (Webcomic) [Archive of Our Own]
Bitty has to live the rest of his life with the knowledge that yes, Jack Zimmermann cries at weddings, and looks good doing it.

|| This was really charming. Good use of the other characters, and of parallels between families and stories. Manages to feel longer and fuller than it technically is.
fandom:checkplease  author:esterbrook  pairing:lardo/shitty  pairing:bitty/jack  type:posttext  type:weddings  type:pining!  type:workingitout  type:lovely  length:5-10k 
february 2016
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
home is where the heart is - jflawless - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
“Wow,” Jin’s already talking as he walks out of his room, half the boys still asleep while the other three, Yoongi, Namjoon and Jungkook are scattered across the small common area with mugs and half eaten bagels littering the table, “It looks like Yoongi made his bed this morning!” 

There’s a teasing edge to his tone, the surprise forced and overdone, lips quirked into a knowing grin as he gives Yoongi a suggestive look. They all know what he means, but Namjoon still, uselessly, adds, “It’s only because he hasn’t slept there in months.”

|| This is really sweet. The conflict is more with the members than between Yoongi and Jimin, and it doesn't go farther than bedsharing, but. Sweet.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:jflawless  pairing:jimin/suga  type:gen  type:bedsharing  type:workingitout  type:friendship  type:birdsongsweet  length:1-5k 
january 2016
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