blottingtheink + fandom:exo   67

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

|| Mmm.
fandom:kpop  fandom:exo  author:noraebangbang  pairing:chanyeol/d.o  type:closetocanonau  type:friendship  type:preslash  type:workingitout  type:softly  type:nice  length:<1k 
october 2015 by blottingtheink
all i really want now is more - Chapter 1 - starwells (trickofthemind) - EXO (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
The guy wearing leopard print at Exology isn’t really Jongdae’s type, but then again, Jongdae had never thought he’d be the type to work at a strip club.

|| This was so cute? So so cute? I was told repeatedly it was cute, and I still didn't really believe it, but it was, and it's darling. I really love the ending, too; just the right amount of romcom.
fandom:kpop  fandom:exo  author:starwells  pairing:chen/tao  type:alternateuniverse  type:stripper  type:meetcute  type:criminallyadorable  type:lovely  type:stylisticappreciation  length:1-5k 
october 2015 by blottingtheink
The Box - noraebangbang - EXO (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Kyungsoo, a grumpy Scottish fold, finds he has to share his home with the new Bombay on the block, Jongin. But he is NOT sharing his box.

|| This is like the fic equivalent of Jongin saying that Kyungsoo's not quiet, you just have to know how to talk to him. It's so cute. (Also the Yixing cameo cracked me up.)
fandom:kpop  fandom:exo  author:noraebangbang  pairing:d.o/kai  type:animals  type:criminallyadorable  type:alternateuniverse  type:learningeachother  type:sillysillyboys  length:1-5k 
september 2015 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
um i got one! jundae, after exo | puppycat
joonmyun’s thirty-fifth birthday passes quietly. he only invites a few friends, and together they pass the evening quietly, sipping wine like they’re adults or something, and talking about the economy and idols these days and all sorts of stuff like that, eating finger-sandwiches that jongin had picked up from ‘paris croissant’.

|| I am weirdly invested in Chen/Suho, okay.
fandom:kpop  fandom:exo  author:curledupkitten  pairing:chen/suho  type:future  type:unresolved  type:preslash  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:domestic  type:softly  type:warm  length:<1k 
september 2015 by blottingtheink
eyes big moonstruck, lu han + xiumin, r, drabble-y... | puppycat
He gets used to it.

Lu Han, Minseok discovers, craves touch the same way that Baekhyun craves attention, or Joonmyun craves acceptance, or Chanyeol craves praise.

|| Sad, and a bit sharp, and honestly, Lu Han's disregard of Minseok's boundaries makes me uncomfortable, but it's a fic as much about sensation as it is about anything, so characterization isn't quite-exactly the point.
fandom:kpop  fandom:exo  author:curledupkitten  pairing:luhan/xiumin  type:canonexpansion  type:bugscrawlingalloverme  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:sensory  type:short  length:notspecified 
september 2015 by blottingtheink
reel love (forjongin pinch) | puppycat
“You chose to come to the U.S. to study for some reason,” Taemin says. “Gotta take the tough with the fun.”

“Right, right,” says Jongin. “Of course.”

|| Jongin is awkward, and closeted, and studying abroad in America, and Jongdae is Korean-American and so so distracting and also an enabler. Very very cute.
fandom:kpop  fandom:exo  author:curledupkitten  pairing:chen/kai  type:alternateuniverse  type:college  type:criminallyadorable  type:sillysillyboys  type:comingout  type:takeanideaandrun  type:workingitout  length:10k-15k 
september 2015 by blottingtheink
Potato Pants - noraebangbang - EXO (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Sehun works a crappy late-night job in a corner market. Chanyeol lost a bet. There are potatoes in weird places. Also, a duck.

|| This is a ridiculous fic, but I smiled smugly to myself when it finished, much like I imagine Sehun did. I appreciate that in a fic.
fandom:kpop  fandom:exo  author:noraebangbang  pairing:chanyeol/sehun  type:alternateuniverse  type:hijinks  type:ridiculousness  type:sillysillyboys  type:justforfun  type:short  length:<1k 
september 2015 by blottingtheink
sipping on your lips, hanging on by a thread - dollyeo - EXO (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
"Baekhyun," says Kyungsoo, not even waiting for Baekhyun to finish yawning out his hello, "what do you mean it's not romantic enough?"

Baekhyun huffs, and Kyungsoo doesn't know exactly what Baekhyun's face looks like right now, but he really wants to punch it. It's his default setting most of the time, but the feeling simmers low in his gut as he drills holes into his laptop screen.

|| Okay, this fic is ridiculous, and the characters basically only glancingly recognizable--done in broad strokes--but it's FUN, it's like a cartoon, only it's about learning to distinguish fiction from ~~real life~~, and no one knowing who is pining for whom (the maknae-line side-plot cracks me up), and also that Baekhyun is kind of an ass. I enjoyed myself.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:dollyeo  pairing:chanyeol/d.o  type:alternateuniverse  type:college  type:fandomau  type:miscommunication  type:pining!  type:crushing  type:workingitout  type:justforfun  length:20-25k 
august 2015 by blottingtheink
Integrative Motivation - sparklepox (travelingpsycho) - EXO (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Lu Han is failing calculus and his tutor has the cutest face and also abs. Life is unfair.

|| More study-abroad fic! I've had this open for a while, so I don't remember EVERYTHING, but I remember enjoying the development, and both Xiumin and Luhan, and their increasing date-time.
fandom:kpop  fandom:exo  author:sparklepox  pairing:luhan/xiumin  type:college  type:alternateuniverse  type:americaau  type:friendship  type:crushing  type:pining!  length:10k-15k 
july 2015 by blottingtheink
that may be all i need - theafterimages - EXO (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Chanyeol isn’t sure what to think of Jongdae’s new roommate until they bond over music. Then he can’t stop thinking about him.

|| Yes, a bit bro-y, but I actually liked the way the pining in this was absolutely self-aware: Chanyeol knows he likes guys, and once he realizes he likes Kyungsoo, the rest of the dance is just figuring out how not to put his foot in his mouth and look like an idiot. Fun.
fandom:kpop  fandom:exo  author:theafterimages  pairing:chanyeol/d.o  type:alternateuniverse  type:college  type:americanau  type:bandau  type:sillysillyboys  type:justforfun  length:5-10k 
may 2015 by blottingtheink
Hold My Hand - yeoubi - EXO (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
“I don’t get it,” he finally complains as Chanyeol lines up their hands for another round. “We all know you’re stronger. What’s the point anymore? This is stupid.” 

|| Cute, short.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:yeoubi  pairing:chanyeol/d.o  type:short  type:cute  type:sillysillyboys  length:<1k 
may 2015 by blottingtheink
121231 D.O. History focus @ MBC Gayo Daejun - YouTube
L I S T E N. I was considering whether or not to save this, and then I realized if I was thinking about saving it I'd already basically lost the battle so why the fuck not.

D.O makes a lot of faces: the performance.
fandom:kpop  fandom:exo  type:vid  type:performance  type:fancam  type:becausecharacterlove 
may 2015 by blottingtheink
The Color of Home - nachtegael - EXO (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Fan wears loneliness like a pair of silver earrings and everything Tao is, is golden.

|| I was thrown by that the author referred to Bing Bing as Fan (which is her family name), and that, inexplicably, Tao is a balladeer (???????? ????), and the ending (????) but like. Fan Bing Bing and Tao. I honestly was ready to forgive this fic a lot for just putting that idea in my head.
fandom:kpop  fandom:exo  fandom:chineseactorrpf  author:nachtegael  pairing:fanbingbing/tao  type:alternateuniverse  type:takeanideaandrun  type:justforfun  type:softly  type:becausecharacterlove  length:1-5k 
march 2015 by blottingtheink
Fic Advent 2013 - Chapter 1 - riots - Secret (Band), EXO (Band), BTOB, Infinite (Band), M.I.B (Band), Block B, B.A.P [Archive of Our Own]
Assorted drabbles written through December. Each chapter is labelled with fandom and pairing or focus!!

|| Predominantly EXO, but scattered BAP and Block B and Secret. I like this author's writing a lot, although this is slightly earlier work. 25 stories, totaling 42k, so about 1-2k most of them.
fandom:kpop  fandom:exo  author:riots  pairing:various  type:drabble  type:short  type:collection  length:40-50k 
march 2015 by blottingtheink
Dareka o Motome Na - The Art of Bluffing - Chanyeol/Kris/Suho + Kai/Suho [NC-17]
Kris and Chanyeol’s noisy fucking is driving Joonmyeon crazy.

|| Um. The last in the sandwich series. (AU where everyone is fucking, basically.) They all have a surprising amount of characterization and emotional weight for pwps. But like. Seriously pwps. ......I kind of really want the sequel for this one, oops.
fandom:kpop  fandom:exo  author:zombiecheeze  pairing:chanyeol/kris/suho  pairing:kai/suho  type:threesome  type:smmmmmmmut  type:hottt  type:pwp  length:1-5k 
march 2015 by blottingtheink
Summer Fling, Don't Mean A Thing - Chapter 1 - fridaysblues (taemin) - EXO (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Snapshots from a summer on the road. Kyungsoo keeps kissing Chanyeol and Chanyeol's not sure what that means, but he knows he likes it. A lot.

|| Reaaaaally liked this--the verse is fleshed out, the characters seem full-fledged and interesting and recognizably themselves, and lots of fic-worthy stupidity regarding feelings. Satisfyingly long.
fandom:kpop  fandom:exo  author:fridaysblues  pairing:chanyeol/d.o  type:alternateuniverse  type:bandau  type:pining!  type:obliviousness  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:workingitout  type:takeanideaandrun  type:thisishowwedevelop  length:20-25k 
march 2015 by blottingtheink
moon_things: square one (1/1)
Hospital AU. As kids, Chanyeol always took care of Jongin. When they meet again years later, the tables have turned.

|| Shut up this is really cute.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:moon-things  pairing:chanyeol/kai  type:alternateuniverse  type:backstory  type:criminallyadorable  type:takeanideaandrun  type:birdsongsweet  length:1-5k 
march 2015 by blottingtheink
moon_things: til sunbeams find you (1/1)
Chanyeol rolls over so his face peeks out from under the sheets. “I can’t remember if I locked the front door,” he explains, brow furrowing. “Like, I’m so tired I can’t tell if I forgot to, or if I locked it and then forgot that I did.”

|| Oh my god, this is silly and plotless and kind of adorable.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:moon-things  pairing:chanyeol/d.o  type:domestic  type:sillysillyboys  type:dynamics  type:cute  type:alternateuniverse  type:established-relationship  length:1-5k 
march 2015 by blottingtheink
moon_things: baby, it's cold outside (1/1)
Kyungsoo is, generally, cold and annoyed. Chanyeol just wants to help. A/N: merry christmas part 2/3 also known by its working title, “kYUNGSOO WEAR MY COAT AND ALSO THESE SIX OTHER COATS”

|| The summary's not wrong. More developed than the previous one, but still a lot of emotional jumping--it seemed like the author didn't quite know what to do once they'd established that Kyungsoo was annoyed--but cute. Very cute. Shush. Setting not clearly Korea from what I remember--very possibly U.S.
fandom:kpop  fandom:exo  author:moon-things  pairing:chanyeol/d.o  type:alternateuniverse  type:college  type:oopsyoufoundout  type:pining!  type:domestic  length:1-5k 
march 2015 by blottingtheink
moon_things: call it magic (1/1)
Babysitting is already an ordeal, but it only gets worse when Kyungsoo has to explain to his cousin how their snowman has turned into the tall awkward human shivering on the doorstep.

|| Oh my gosh, this is so silly and the ending is so rushed, but it made me smile, okay.
fandom:kpop  fandom:exo  author:moon-things  pairing:chanyeol/d.o  type:alternateuniverse  type:supernatural  type:animaltransformation  type:domestic  type:cute  length:1-5k 
march 2015 by blottingtheink
if you'll be my strawberry bubblegum - boss - EXO (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
“This is so annoying, I mean, I know what your farts smell like, for Pete’s sake. Kissing you should be easy.”

“Idiot, don’t talk about my farts right when I’m about to kiss you! No wonder you’re terrible at this!”

|| Okay, so apparently D.O and Chanyeol would travel home together pre-debut, and I'm going to take that as an excuse to believe that yes, they were good friends. This fic takes that idea and runs with it, plus adds in some Chanyeol who really is kind of a failure, and a lot of kissing. Surprisingly long and developed for a "I don't know how to kiss, you should teach me" fic.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:boss  pairing:chanyeol/d.o  type:predebut  type:friendship  type:sillysillyboys  type:teenagers.  type:kissing  type:makingout  type:oopsi'minlovewithyou  type:justforfun  length:5-10k 
january 2015 by blottingtheink
everything is safe and sound - delightings - EXO (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
“Your face looks like it’s going to break. Are you actually going to cry now?”

“Your face looks like it’s going to break,” Jongin retorts. Ooh, burn.

Kyungsoo looks distinctly unimpressed, which, hey, Jongin just nearly fell to his death. She should cut him some slack. Before he can say anything else though, Kyungsoo starts walking in the opposite direction of the manhwa store.

|| AAG!Kyungsoo, which is kind of mystifying, except that Kyungsoo is just as nurturing and as combative and zero-shit-taking as in the real life, and I absolutely see the appeal of making those character traits a girl's. Kai is oblivious and dumb and a puppy, which I also liked quite a lot. Honestly a lovely HS au.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:delightings  pairing:d.o/kai  type:alternateuniverse  type:alwaysagirl  type:highschoolau  type:sillysillyboys  type:obliviousness  type:characterization  type:friendship  type:backstory  type:softly  type:lovely  length:5-10k 
january 2015 by blottingtheink
Dareka o Motome Na - Hand Over Fist - Chanyeol/Kris/Kyungsoo - NC-17
Kyungsoo frowns.  “And…yes.  I see.  I’ve read your palm, and it says it belongs on my butt.” He finishes dryly.

|| Is this an excuse for dirty Kris/Kyungsoo/Chanyeol? It might be.

I also recommend the others in this series, although this one is probably my favorite. You can find them in the author's masterlist on this lj.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:zombiecheese  pairing:kris/chanyeol  pairing:kris/d.o/chanyeol  type:threesome  type:smmmmmmmut  type:pwp  type:hottt  type:dp  length:notspecified 
january 2015 by blottingtheink
maayacola - KPop: Favors the Bold (Kris/Lay, NC-17) [1/3]
Hands come to rest on his shoulders, and Wu Fan knows it’s Yixing not just by process of elimination, but by the scent of eucalyptus that seems to cling to him. “You’d have to lie less if you took off the jacket.”

“I said it’s fine,” Wu Fan says, shrugging the hands off and ignoring the flush that climbs up his neck at the way Yixing’s fingers drag down his shoulders as they fall.

|| Enjoying this fic required, for me, a kind of mental handwaving that Yixing's actions could really, REALLY, r e a l l y be that persistently opaque, but I eventually came round to it being like boiling a frog: if you have a friend who's really flirty or really unpredictable, at what stage are you sure--REALLY SURE--that they're not just messing with you? Kris attempts to find out; suffers a lot. (Also a lot of handwaving for Kris enjoying being in EXO, but given his propensity to refer back to it even now, I assume it probably wasn't his bandmates that were the problem.)
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:maayacola  pairing:kris/lay  type:canonexpansion  type:pining!  type:obliviousness  type:sillysillyboys  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:chinhands  length:20-25k 
december 2014 by blottingtheink
(after a while) you learn - Chapter 1 - curledupkitten (chanyeol) - EXO (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Baekhyun's voice is rough and raw. He screams instead of singing, sometimes, and he cracks when he has to shift pitch. He's completely untrained.

Joonmyun has heard stronger voices. He works with stronger voices every day. But something about Baekhyun's… is sticky. Memorable. It worms in through his ears and tunnels into his brain, and Joonmyun forgets to clap, for a few moments after Chanyeol and Baekhyun go silent after the first number, because he's trying so hard to catalogue the sound.

|| The one where Suho is a closeted producer, and Baekhyun is a singer and kind of a jerk, but they fall in love. Really good development, as is par for this author, so although I feel silly typing that first sentence, it's as apt as it gets. It's also, really, about Suho coming out--to himself and to his friends--and deciding he can have happiness, that he's worth it, even though he's going to anger or disappoint his family. Lots of really great cameos and background character work, including girls, which is REALLY NICE. Agree with c'est_what--not as strong or driven as the Jeju Island fic, but I liked it a LOT. (132k, actually.)
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:curledupkitten  pairing:suho/baekhyun  type:alternateuniverse  type:growingup  type:comingout  type:ouchmyheart  type:oopsi'minlovewithyou  type:longandsatisfying  type:learningeachother  type:heavyheartedandlookingup  length:120-140k 
december 2014 by blottingtheink
Come Into My Bedroom - staygame (sungjae) - EXO (Band), K-pop [Archive of Our Own]
It started two weeks ago. It was one of the occasions where Joonmyun, impervious to the attention Jongdae paid him when he wanted something, was willing to look the other way when Baekhyun started pouring shots. A few empty glasses later, Chanyeol turned to Kyungsoo, stupid grin on his face, and asked, "Truth or dare?"

|| Don't look at me this is stupid hot.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:staygame  pairing:chanyeol/baekhyun  pairing:d.o/baekhyun  pairing:baekhyun/chanyeol/chen/d.o  type:moresome  type:polyamory  type:masturbation  type:voyeurism  type:exhibitionism  type:someonedaredthem  type:hottt  type:smmmmmmmut  type:short  length:<1k 
december 2014 by blottingtheink
Pillow Talk You Into It - staygame (sungjae) - EXO (Band), K-pop [Archive of Our Own]
Blanket burritos and kissing.

|| This starts all flirty friendship and pretty darn cute, and then it has the OH FUCKIN'--fuck! moment that slays me and then it's makeouts. Pretty into it. Very short.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:staygame  pairing:chen/xiumin  type:short  type:criminallyadorable  type:makingout  type:justforfun  length:<1k 
december 2014 by blottingtheink
be my lady tonight - staygame (sungjae) - EXO (Band), K-pop [Archive of Our Own]
"Chanyeol, my favorite Korean," Zitao says when Chanyeol picks up the phone. He can practically hear the narrowing of Chanyeol's eyes.

"What do you want?"

"Can't I just call to say hello?"

|| Um. I'm shallow and also like fake relationships. Okay? Okay. Also, I like the way this one ends; swifter but with significantly less drama, and a kind of looking-forward.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:staygame  pairing:tao/chanyeol  type:alternateuniverse  type:pretendbfs  type:justforfun  type:endingiswhoa  type:makesmesmile  length:1-5k 
december 2014 by blottingtheink
idolkiller:
Kyungsoo is a werewolf, which means he can't afford to be picky about a lot of things, including roommates. post-Hogwarts Harry Potter AU.

|| Mostly gen, really, and--for a hot second, I hoped it was set in Korea, but it's not--but even with those minor disappointments, this was pretty cute. The conflict is actually real--on both sides--and handled well. Liked.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:idolkiller  type:gen  type:friendship  type:alternateuniverse  type:hpau  type:workingitout  type:criminallyadorable  length:5-10k 
december 2014 by blottingtheink
Never Knew What a Good Time Was 'Til I Had a Good Time With You - riots - EXO (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
“I brought a friend,” Sehun tells him, his arm sliding free. He gestures towards someone sitting at the bar. The guy looks younger than Sehun and completely out of place, with his neat, blue and white striped shirt and his thick-framed glasses. He's not as tall as Sehun is, but he's close. It's a good thing Minseok doesn't have a complex about his short height, because all his friends seem to tower over him “Hyung, this is Lu Han.”

|| Band AU, set in Korea. riots does sympathetic but emotionally distant narrators really well, in a way I find very personally satisfying. It's not super surprising she seems to gravitate towards the more introverted members of EXO. I like the development a lot.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:riots  pairing:xiumin/luhan  type:alternateuniverse  type:bandau  type:friendship  type:workingitout  type:stupidmistakes  type:thisishowwedevelop  length:10k-15k 
december 2014 by blottingtheink
Show Me Your Teeth - riots - EXO (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
"Your sword, perhaps?" Jongdae suggests, stretching one skinny arm out to point to the weapon.

Joonmyun pauses, bites his lip. He prefers to be safer, prepared, it's true, but that is not part of the job description. He is a dragon tamer, and that job naturally requires a living dragon to tame. "Right," he says.

|| This is a bit silly in concept--Chanyeol is a HORSE (not a talking one, thankfully)--but it's actually really lovely in execution.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:riots  pairing:sehun/suho  type:alternateuniverse  type:knights  type:takeanideaandrun  type:birdsongsweet  type:preslash  type:animaltransformation  length:1-5k 
december 2014 by blottingtheink
If You Call, I'll Come to You - riots - EXO (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Kyungsoo finds a lost dog and somehow, well, he kind of ends up with another.

|| I really, really like this Kyungsoo--riots captures his easy thoughtfulness AND his remove, which is a hard combination to make feel natural, but here it feels completely right. College AU, Korea.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:riots  pairing:d.o/kai  type:alternateuniverse  type:college  type:birdsongsweet  type:characterization  type:makesmesmile  length:5-10k 
december 2014 by blottingtheink
runandgun: Wonderwall, for halcyondusk
With the “trial of the century” in his lap, Defense Attorney Park Chanyeol already has a lot of things to handle. Sleeping with the prosecutor had (unfortunately) not been on his to-do list.

|| Ignoring the terrible lawyering in this (seriously, in what world is this a trial of a century, in what world is lawyering like this AT ALL but okay whatever), fun: Chanyeol and Baekhyun's relationship is actually probably my favorite, but Chanyeol's self-centeredness and interest in Kris are also pretty fun.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:anon  pairing:chanyeol/kris  type:alternateuniverse  type:dayinthelife  type:sillysillyboys  type:sleepingtogetherfirst  length:5-10k 
december 2014 by blottingtheink
fumerie: [exo] mango, peaches, and lime.
Teeth-Rich looked like the kind of guy who wanted to set the world on fire just for the fun of it. Kris knew the type. What Kris didn't count on was for Teeth-Rich to become his breakfast date across Asia.

|| Superpowers/Assassins AU--both Kris and Chanyeol are pyrotechnics, and definitely lacking in moral/ethical boundaries etc. Lots of burning people in this, some graphically described.

That said, I had no idea that's what this was about, I started it several times, but was always kind of bored, but once I got past the first section I liked it way more than I expected. Kris is kind of a jerk, Chanyeol is cheerful and kind of crazy, the writing is tight and lush.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:fumerie  pairing:chanyeol/kris  type:superpowers  type:assassins  type:alternateuniverse  type:meetcute  type:whatwedotoeachother  length:5-10k 
december 2014 by blottingtheink
Even Though We Ain't Got Money, I'm So In Love With You, Honey - metafictionally - EXO (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
It’s the middle of summer when Baekhyun suggests the trip, from where he’s sprawled across Chanyeol’s bed. Chanyeol is leaning against his desk, absently fingering chords on his guitar, and Baekhyun is reading upside-down from the romance quiz section of a teen magazine. "‘If you answered mostly A, your love life could be lacking in spontaneity,’" Baekhyun says, very seriously. "I think our love life is lacking in spontaneity."

"We don’t have a love life," Chanyeol says.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:metafictionally  pairing:chanyeol/baekhyun  type:alternateuniverse  type:highschoolau  type:roadtrip  type:pining!  type:obliviousness  type:birdsongsweet  type:sunshiney  length:5-10k 
december 2014 by blottingtheink
evoxine: you're a violation of my rules –
jongin slings an arm around his shoulders and chuckles as sehun attempts to shrug him off. why so pissy, maknae?

i’m not pissy, sehun retorts, and pushes jongin away from him, into the surprised arms of kyungsoo. jongin promptly turns away from sehun and beams at his boyfriend. sehun rolls his eyes.

he’s pissy because he’s playing us today, wufan’s voice sounds, and sehun fights the urge to whip around and fix him with a death glare. and you know who’s in our team.

|| Everyone plays football. Sehun and Lu Han hate each other. .........until they don't. While I was reading this, I was surprised by how into it I was, but in retrospect I should not have been--fucking love rivals.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:exovine  pairing:luhan/sehun  type:alternateuniverse  type:highschoolau  type:sillysillyboys  type:obliviousness  type:rivals  type:oopsi'minlovewithyou  type:teenagers.  length:1-5k 
december 2014 by blottingtheink
foudroyantfear: [exo] i'm a real big fan of yours
Now they’re here, Zitao’s twenty, pristine copies of XOXO having gotten them in, and he’s going to meet Sehun and will not flail at the sight of him. (AU in which EXO-K is fanboy!Zitao's favorite idol group, Sehun's his favorite member, and Zitao, regrettably, brings Lu Han along to a fansigning.)

|| This is so, so, so, so cute, and I want the follow-up immediately.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:fanxings  pairing:tao/sehun  type:alternateuniverse  type:meetcute  type:criminallyadorable  type:sillysillyboys  length:notspecified 
november 2014 by blottingtheink
colorfunk: i'm gonna be
baekhyun and zitao hook up across asia.

|| Awwwwww. I still don't really know any of the EXO members well enough to have favorite dynamics, but I'm fond of both Tao and Baekhyun, and I like this particular vision of them, and the whole group, quietly supportive.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:colorfunk  pairing:baekhyun/tao  type:canonexpansion  type:secretrelationship  type:sleepingtogetherfirst  type:everyoneelseknows  type:softly  type:birdsongsweet  type:friendship  length:1-5k 
november 2014 by blottingtheink
dial_alexandria: section b through c
"They keep you here for your personality and customer service," their part-time coworker Kyungsoo once told him. "Though I have no idea why, because all you ever seem to do is creep everyone out and knock shit over."

|| No. This is stupid, and doesn't get how retail works, but it's pretty cute.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:dial-alexandria  pairing:chanyeol/baekhyun  type:alternateuniverse  type:sillysillyboys  type:justforfun  length:1-5k 
november 2014 by blottingtheink
curledupkitten - fic, 2013/01/09, exo, i of ii
"So. The asshole is here again," Jongdae says, as Joonmyun comes out of the staff-room, tucking his striped short-sleeved button-up into his jeans. "I nudged him toward table seven."

|| I don't know if I saved this already (or saved it on Ao3?? UNKNOWN), but I read this fic with my heart in my throat, and on my phone, and I think that's probably why it comes up unsaved. This is rough: Joonmyun is out only to himself, and there is a lot--A LOT--of angst, about his attraction to Chanyeol, his settling to a life of no love, his relationship with Chanyeol--and so forth. It's very well done, so it's painful not in that it's like, oh no, angst, but in that, at least for me, I think a lot of queer kids would recognize. Kind of fucked me up all day though, ngl.

I do think I've saved this before. Whatever, I'm saving both links.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:curledupkitten  pairing:suho/chanyeol  type:alternateuniverse  type:college  type:coffeeshopau  type:comingout  type:ouchmyheart  type:angst  type:longandsatisfying  length:40-50k 
november 2014 by blottingtheink
nacseo | [FIC]: interlude.
Kyungsoo comes into the bathroom while Jongin is showering and takes a seat on the counter.

|| Everyone keeps mentioning Mama-Kyungsoo, and I have yet to see it in canon, but I will just wait patiently, I suppose. Regardless, this was lovely: Kai is supportive, and loving, and totally unaware of how bad he's got it. I am of course into this.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:nacseo  pairing:d.o./kai  type:friendship  type:softly  type:birdsongsweet  type:obliviousness  length:notspecified 
november 2014 by blottingtheink
Like Charges - alunsina - VIXX, EXO (Band), K-pop [Archive of Our Own]
Taekwoon doesn’t like the idea of sharing his captaincy.

|| I liked this a lot. Xiumin and Leo are cute in it, and I ADORE the VIXX member cameos. N in particular, but whenever Ken shows up, he is pitch-perfect. The development is fun, although a little bit rushed at the ending. (Who is Xiumin's old playing partner? Are we supposed to assume it's Lu Han? We are not given NEARLY ENOUGH to make that kind of assumption, but whatev.) Set in Korea.
fandom:vixx  fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:alusina  pairing:leo/xiumin  type:alternateuniverse  type:college  type:friendship  type:workingitout  type:characterization  type:dynamics  type:justforfun  length:5-10k 
november 2014 by blottingtheink
loveismix: DAY 1: this town ain't big enough!
Lu Han's a thief and Sehun gets kidnapped a lot. (half D.E.B.S, half X-Men AU)

|| Cute. I liked Sehun in this, more than anything, the little glimpses we see of him figuring himself out, and the implications re: training those with superpowers. Lots of XMEN-vibe in that. Lu Han's a bit of a manic pixie, but it's cute. Liked it more than I expected to.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:colorfunk  pairing:sehun/luhan  type:alternateuniverse  type:superpowers  type:hijinks  type:jobfic  length:notspecified 
november 2014 by blottingtheink
colorfunk: old haunts and new
What Jongin has is years of being SM's whittled golden child, learning discipline, learning to turn parts of himself off and on--anger, confidence, sex appeal, disillusionment and a growing sense of being stuck, except this never came up. For all the PR and interview training, no one ever sat him down and said, Here's what you should do if you want to suck face with your bandmate but there are surveillance cameras in your room. Godspeed.

|| Ugh. Not REALLY resolved, but nearly; soft and funny, both, one of the first fics I read in this fandom, which, yes, often means unsaved. I think this is the reason I feel funny when idols have to use their stage names on reality shows. Really sympathetic Kai.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:colorfunk  pairing:kai/kyungsoo  type:canon  type:feeeeeeeelings  type:workingitout  type:dayinthelife  type:softly  length:1-5k 
november 2014 by blottingtheink
in the territory of the dragon king - Chapter 1 - curledupkitten (chanyeol) - EXO (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
there are so many ghosts on this island. maybe that's why do kyungsoo has come: so his personal ghosts can get lost among them.

|| I am personally so, so confused by this summary, because this isn't a D.O. fic, it's a Baekhyun fic, and that's KEY to the story. Which is 121k, and doesn't miss a BEAT. Not much happens, but, as c'estwhat said, it never drags or feels like time's being marked: it takes time because it HAS time. The relationship development is so, so satisfying, and there were a couple of places where I worried curledupkitten was going to go in a melodramatic, easy direction, and they never did. Really, really satisfying.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:curledupkitten  pairing:baekhyun/d.o.  type:alternateuniverse  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:stylisticappreciation  type:longandsatisfying  type:makesmesmile  length:100k+ 
november 2014 by blottingtheink
maayacola - Kpop: In Monochrome (Yixing/Kai, NC-17) [Masterpost]
Yixing has been living in still-frame grayscale, and Jongin is color in motion.

|| Okay, that summary is kinda dumb. And this fic is kind of... over-extended? But I liked a LOT of it, especially the way maayacola could simultaneously depict Kai obviously being Super Into Lay, while Lay was still kinda. Figuring himself out, and confused. Really good use of narrator and detail. I remember the ending being a bit rushed and a bit hokey, but that could be because I was rushing to get the resolution I so badly wanted. Photographer AU.
fandom:kpop  fandom:exo  author:maayacola  pairing:lay/kai  type:alternateuniverse  type:takeanideaandrun  type:pining!  type:oopsi'minlovewithyou  type:comingout  type:ouchmyheart  length:40-50k 
november 2014 by blottingtheink
that summer magic - Chapter 1 - curledupkitten (chanyeol) - EXO (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
jongdae spends most of his on-shift time at Everland amusement park wishing that, as advertised, his dreams would actually come true.

|| CHUN CHUN and then they DO. The middle part of this is more charming than the resolution, but overall, fun, cute, more praises sung to Suho. (This author LOVES him, it's so amazing.)
fandom:kpop  fandom:exo  author:curledupkitten  pairing:chen/suho  type:alternateuniverse  type:teenagers.  type:magicalrealism  type:sillysillyboys  length:40-50k 
november 2014 by blottingtheink
pinkbit: sign here, initial here!
it's more like a contract -- that's all it's supposed to be and all it's allowed to be.

|| HP AU, set in England. Mostly saving this because I decently like the Kyungsoo.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:astrou  pairing:kyungsoo/joonmyun  type:hpau  type:wokeupmarried  type:workingitout  type:friendship  length:notspecified 
november 2014 by blottingtheink
pinkbit: seoul seeking
chanyeol tries to find himself in the bits and pieces of seoul's community.

A/N: humans of new york//humans of seoul au (both of which you should check out!) that features the exo members! mainly chanyeol-centric with hints of other pairings.

|| I liked this way more than I expected to! The side-effect of making all the people Chanyeol photographs his band is that--because of the distance--it's even clearer than normal that there aren't any women, and that's disorienting and distracting. But I genuinely liked this a lot; it's kind of saccharine, but like a pancake breakfast.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:astrou  pairing:chanyeol/baekhyun  type:alternateuniverse  type:softly  type:birdsongsweet  type:ust  type:gen  length:notspecified 
november 2014 by blottingtheink
throw me into the sea
one if by land's full list of EXO fic. Not all my style, but here it is, all in one place, for everyone's reference.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:one_if_by_land  resourcetype:BAMF'nlist!!! 
november 2014 by blottingtheink
one_if_by_land: an unfashionably late secret santa exchange
Sehun has a wet dream. And friends who give terrible advice.

|| NONE OF THESE FICS EVER RESOLVE GODDAMMIT. They're still so darling.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:one_if_by_land  pairing:luhan/sehun  type:sillysillyboys  type:teenagers.  type:everyoneelseknows  type:cute  length:1-5k 
november 2014 by blottingtheink
one_if_by_land: between land and sea (OT12, Kai/Lay)
An unexpected thunderstorm de-rails EXO's photoshoot on Jeju Island. Alternately titled: five times Jongin makes a move and once when he doesn't.

|| OT12 JUST MEANS WHOLE BAND FIC IN KPOP, APPARENTLY, NOT LIKE, EVERYONE SEXES. JUST. FYI. what the heck, kpop relationship tags. Anyway.

Cute, awkward, canon-expansion, unresolved, basically on the level for one if by land.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:one_if_by_land  type:gen  type:friendship  type:fivethings  type:sillysillyboys  type:canonexpansion  type:teenagers.  length:1-5k 
november 2014 by blottingtheink
exollent: second-best
"Hey you. Boyfriend?”

Jongin makes a face. “Ew no. I’m his best friend.”

|| Everybody else knows high-school AU. Cute, light, not much to it, really.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:exollent  pairing:sehun/kai  type:highschoolau  type:friendship  type:sillysillyboys  type:everyoneelseknows  type:oopsi'minlovewithyou  type:cute  length:5-10k 
november 2014 by blottingtheink
# orineun family - (fic) Goodbye, apathy
It's not that Oh Sehun doesn't care about things, he just doesn't notice them the same way everyone else does. And he definitely doesn't notice his hyung's amazing butt until it gets pointed out to him.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:maihanii  type:canonexpansion  type:oopsi'minlovewithyou  type:sillysillyboys  type:pining!  length:5-10k 
november 2014 by blottingtheink
can't fight (the moonlight) - curledupkitten (chanyeol) - EXO (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Kyungsoo had never questioned the story about the broken tree branch and a reckless unicyclist, but maybe he should have.

|| Kyungsoo's a werewolf, and Jongin is distracting. I really enjoyed this, and its approach to werewolf ~mating~--it's actually not very romantic, and Kyungsoo is terribly practical and resistant throughout, only gradually coming to realize that he doesn't want to EAT Jongin, he wants... a different thing. I also very much enjoyed the portrayal of demisexuality--not understanding the fuss at all, until... And the kind of mental gymnastics and confusion that go along with figuring out what your brain and body are doing. Some weird emoticons, but as c'estwhat says, easy to roll with them.
fandom:kpop  fandom:exo  author:curledupkitten  pairing:d.o/kai  type:supernatural  type:werewolves  type:alternateuniverse  type:oopsi'minlovewithyou  type:resistanceisfutile  type:sillysillyboys  type:makesmesmile  length:15-20k 
november 2014 by blottingtheink
runandgun: Savior for chiharu 1/2
Jongdae’s new tutor might save him from Mandarin, but that doesn’t help save Jongdae from him.

|| Cute. Unspecified locale; probably American, except that they all take first year Mandarin? So maybe supposed to be Korean? Unclear.
fandom:kpop  fandom:exo  author:tatoeba  pairing:tao/chen  type:college  type:alternateuniverse  type:hijinks  type:birdsongsweet  length:10k-15k 
november 2014 by blottingtheink
runandgun: complications, for cotume (1/4)
Baekhyun goes to Beijing to visit his old college roommate, and doesn’t quite get the vacation he’d come for.

|| Cute. Manages the tension pretty well, even if the characters are mostly only vaguely recognizable. (Why is Chanyeol a prince of China? Why does China have princes? Why do they keep referring to Rapunzel? Okay, sure whatever.)
fandom:kpop  fandom:exo  author:anon  pairing:chanyeol/baekhyun  type:alternateuniverse  type:marriageofconvenience  type:magicau  type:fairytale  type:loneliness  type:pining!  type:royaltyau  length:25-30k 
november 2014 by blottingtheink
WWBBD? - mediest - EXO (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
"Are you breaking up with my fanservice?" Or: Baekhyun and Chanyeol are never ever getting back together.

|| It says dead WIP, but it's totally got a satisfying ending.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:mediest  pairing:chanyeol/baekhyun  type:silliness  type:sillysillyboys  type:canonexpansion  type:cute  length:1-5k 
october 2014 by blottingtheink
maayacola - KPop: make a day feel like a minute (Baekhyun/Chanyeol, PG-13) [1/4]
Chanyeol doesn’t want to ‘get to know’ the guy who comes to every show dressed in a bright gold jacket and carrying a glittery sign with Chanyeol’s name on it. Except, well, he kind of does. (It is a bitchin’ jacket.)

|| Lololol, he totally does. This fic is darling, and very teenage, and exactly the right tonic for all the crying I did about heartbreak in Bigbang. Anyway. This author does unsure-about-feelings-and-how-to-talk-about-them extremely well, and I loved the way things worked out in the end.
fandom:kpop  fandom:exo  author:maayacola  pairing:chanyeol/baekhyun  type:alternateuniverse  type:highschoolau  type:bandau  type:criminallyadorable  type:oopsi'minlovewithyou  type:fluff  length:30-40k 
october 2014 by blottingtheink
maayacola - KPop: The Thin Line Between (Chanyeol/Kai, NC-17) [1/4]
Jongin’s always had people he likes best. Chanyeol’s pretty sure he’s never going to be one of those people.

|| SOULBOND WHOOPS YEP. I read this twice in 24 hours.
fandom:kpop  fandom:exo  author:maayacola  pairing:chanyeol/kai  type:soulbond  type:ouchmyheart  type:oopsi'minlovewithyou  type:feeeeeeeelings  length:30-40k 
october 2014 by blottingtheink
maayacola - KPop: Take it from the Top (Sehun/Chanyeol, R) [1/3]
Sehun wakes up and realizes he's made a mistake. Sehun wakes up and realizes he's made a mistake. Sehun wakes up and realizes he's made a mistake. Sehun wakes up and realizes he's made a mistake. (Sehun wakes up and-- oh.)

|| Groundhog day fic, very cute. God, why couldn't this author have written anything this cute for BB. Why.
fandom:kpop  fandom:exo  author:maayacola  pairing:chanyeol/sehun  type:groundhogday  type:sillysillyboys  type:oopsi'minlovewithyou  length:20-25k 
october 2014 by blottingtheink
maayacola - KPop: Masquerades (Baekhyun/Chanyeol, PG-13) [1/3]
Dr. Byun Baekhyun’s life turns upside down when he meets Agent Park Chanyeol, and his partner, Agent Kris Wu, and gets plunged into an unexpectedly dangerous adventure.

|| This is adorable, and Baekhuyn's slow slide into appreciation for Chanyeol is honestly terribly relevant. Fun.
fandom:kpop  fandom:exo  author:maayacola  pairing:chanyeol/baekhyun  type:spies  type:alternateuniverse  type:pretendbfs  type:makesmesmile  type:cute  length:20-25k 
october 2014 by blottingtheink

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