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see me now - seventhswan - Big Hero 6 (2014) [Archive of Our Own]
“Hey, it’s Science Barbie!” some guy in a baseball cap and a tank called, loud enough to carry over the excited hum of three hundred little girls packed into the auditorium.

[Ten moments in the life of Honey Lemon]

|| *HIGH-PITCHED WHINING NOISE* This is perfecttttttt. I got teary.
fandom:bighero6  author:seventhswan  pairing:gogo/honey  type:backstory  type:awesome  type:fivethings  type:characterization  type:bamf  type:myheart  type:personalcanon  length:5-10k 
september 2015 by blottingtheink
Keep Calm And Curbstomp HYDRA - tielan - Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Maria plants her feet and sighs. “I never liked you, Jack, even before I realised you were so damn stupid.”

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

|| The author casually using the fall of the Triskelion spires as an analogy in Maria Hill's POV should give you a sense of how tightly wound and focused this is. Nice.
fandom:avengers  author:tielan  type:gen  type:workingitout  type:surviving  type:bamf  type:characterization  type:characterstudy  length:1-5k 
july 2015 by blottingtheink
so I couldn't fall asleep last night, and I started thinking
about a reverse little mermaid, in which the prince’s sister has always dreamed of life under the sea, and then they are in a shipwreck, and as she hangs onto a piece of driftwood, she sees her brother rescued from drowning by a mermaid. Everybody thinks she’s mad, later, after she’s been rescued. But her brother did turn up alive and unharmed on the beach, and she knows what she saw: a girl, beautiful as the dawn, with a fish’s tail, keeping her brother safe above the waves. She grows sick with longing.

So the princess goes to visit the witch who lives in the woods, and she tells her that she can give her a mermaid’s tail and a mermaid’s breath—but she will always be human in her heart and in her soul, unless she can convince one of the merfolk to fall in love with her. For humans live short lives, and their immortal souls vanish to distant realms after death, while the merfolk live for hundreds of years, and when they die they remain in the sea that is their home.

|| Mostly dialogue-free tumblr-fic (the main character has no voice, though, so), but it is an EXCELLENT retelling, all ladies and learning and non-traditional desires, and I'm super into it.
fandom:fairytale  fandom:disney  author:wildehack  type:gen  type:fairytale  type:darkly  type:just_yes  type:bamf  type:takeanideaandrun  type:short  length:notspecified 
june 2013 by blottingtheink
Paper Bag Diplomacy - galaxysoup - The Paper Bag Princess - Robert Munsch [Archive of Our Own]
“I had just finished recataloging the history section,” the Chief Librarian moaned. “All that work!”

“Our training ground was state of the art,” the Captain of the Guard said mournfully. “Now all of our weapons have been melted!”

That wasn’t the only bad news, unfortunately.

“I have a cousin in the Northern Kingdom,” the Captain of the Guard said. “He says the King wants to take over your kingdom now that it’s been burnt up.”

“Most of it is still fine,” Elizabeth said, annoyed.

|| !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's the aftermath of The Paperbag Princess, and it is tonally PERFECT, what are you waiting for, GO--
fandom:rare  fandom:children'slit  author:galaxysoup  type:posttext  type:illustrated  type:voice  type:future  type:bamf  type:somethingperfect  type:personalcanon  length:1-5k 
january 2013 by blottingtheink
still frames in your mind - quintenttsy - 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) [Archive of Our Own]
She still does things properly, of course, picks up the dress she fell in love with months ago with Cameron so he'll know what colour corsage to get her, gets her hair and nails done at the salon, even lets her dad take picture after picture of her and Cameron and weep over how much his baby girl has grown without rolling her eyes. Much.

|| :D :D :D :D :D Bianca.
fandom:10thingsihateaboutyou  author:quintenttsy  challenge:yuletide2012  type:characterstudy  type:future  type:growingup  type:soaring  type:beautiful  type:bamf  length:1-5k 
january 2013 by blottingtheink
Hide Of A Life War - Etharei - Teen Wolf (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
“We have received confirmation that there is a hostage situation in progress at a warehouse compound two hours out of Los Angeles, following a multiple-vehicle pileup on Highway 101 this morning...”

The one in which Stiles has lived to (legal) adulthood and, along the way, become a bit of a badass himself.

|| This is honestly amazing. Tightly paced, beautifully characterized, and heart-poundingly awesome. W o w.
fandom:teenwolf  author:etharei  pairing:derek/stiles  type:future  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:characterization  type:awesome  type:bamf  type:workingitout  type:plotty  type:stylisticappreciation  type:ohwownorly  length:25-30k 
october 2012 by blottingtheink
sam_storyteller: Avengers: Epilogue
After the fighting is over, then come the hot baths, ice packs, resurrection from the dead, political maneuvering, and happy endings (not like that, Tony).

A fix-it epilogue with SPOILERS, and also written by sam. Read it already.
fandom:avengers  author:sam_storyteller  type:posttext  type:gen  type:fixit  type:characterization  type:family  type:personalcanon  type:pickingupthepieces  type:bamf  type:backfromthedead  length:notspecified 
may 2012 by blottingtheink
mirrors for princes - paraTactician - Homestuck [Archive of Our Own]
The first thirty-seven times you run the simulation everybody dies.

It’s not gory. This isn’t Call of Duty; no pixel blood or tinny screams. That just makes it worse. You watch a glowing jade-green point move into the pale violet firing-arc of a twin-linked sentry cannon and disappear. You watch as a tide of purple dots drowns a single sky-blue mote atop the tallest tower. You watch as a scarlet and a teal light, so close they’re almost one, blink out together.

Rose and Dirk, plotting. Or, the Strider-Lalondes, and their propensity towards self-sacrifice.
fandom:homestuck  author:paratactician  type:gen  type:future  type:surviving  type:characterization  type:characterstudy  type:bamf  type:sillysillypeople  type:longandsatisfying  type:family  length:5-10k 
may 2012 by blottingtheink
Thicker Water - pprfaith - Inception (2010), The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
Arthur and Natasha rarely make it to their Gamma's birthday, but business keeps them in touch.

I can't believe how much I love this.

Arthur has been at the orphanage for almost as long as he can remember. He was three when he came, Gamma, who isn’t really anyone’s grandmother, tells him. He remembers only flashes, bright, brief moments. Blood, noise, pain. They never tell him that his mother died, but he’s not a baby and he knows. He thinks he may have seen it.

...

Arthur finds her on her first day with the strange women in the strange old house. She doesn’t even know his name before she decides she likes him. He has dark hair and dark eyes and he looks sharp, like the knives of the men that made her daddy so afraid and then set the house on fire when he didn’t want to play anymore.
fandom:inception  fandom:avengers  author:pprfaith  type:gen  type:becausecharacterlove  type:backstory  type:crossover  type:awesome  type:characterization  type:broken  type:bamf  length:1-5k 
january 2012 by blottingtheink
Übermorgen hol ich mir der Königin ihr Kind - waldorph - Once Upon a Time (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
Spawned from a conversation I had with dodificus about why Rumpelstiltskin is so obsessed with taking people's babies. Obviously he just wants to be a daddy. Title taken from the original German, roughly translates to "tomorrow I'll have the Queen's child".

YES.

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. Like fairytales? Like ladies? Like grey characters and mythos and families and the edge of horror?

READ. THIS.

(Oh, I just realized this is waldorph, and now I am the opposite of surprised, yes, lovely.)
fandom:fairytale  author:waldorph  type:gen  type:alternateuniverse  type:awesome  type:bamf  type:fairytale  type:family  type:characterization  type:voice  type:stylisticappreciation  length:1-5k 
december 2011 by blottingtheink
Have You Ever Noticed? - Witchofnovember - Labyrinth (1986) [Archive of Our Own]
“Have you never noticed, in all your years of stealing babies, it's never the child's mother who ends up standing in front of you? Stepsisters, younger brothers, even wandering heroes. But no one I talked to had ever heard of a mom being here, before now. Do we create you, I wonder, or do you create us? Either way, human fairy tales have the same rules as your world. The authors never send the mother on the quest.”
fandom:labyrinth  fandom:rare  fandom:fairytale  type:gen  type:family  type:bamf  length:<1k  author:witchofnovember 
december 2011 by blottingtheink
synecdochic: [fic][marvel movieverse] when i'm awake i make the same mistakes they make
The meeting breaks up when a harassed-looking man in an ill-fitting suit opens the door without knocking, says, "Excuse me, Captain," and executes a complicated-looking gesture in midair. The quiet woman (either Natalie or Natasha; she hasn't been directly introduced to him yet but Steve has heard people call her both) and the archer excuse themselves (her politely, him coolly) and trot out of the conference room; Thor (Thor Odinsson) beams like the puppy he's been reminding Steve of from the beginning, booms something about valiant battle, and follows. Steve's just closing his mouth and wondering if he should be following when Miss -- Dr -- Toni tosses the tiny ... sliver of glass ... thing she's been playing with down on the table.

Direct follow up to the "I know better than to say I'm not writing this." Toni convinces Steve to follow her outside.

The badassery in this is of a different flavor; more along the lines of feelings and empathy and sticking it to SHEILD, all of which is so believable from Toni (and Tony), and abso-fucking-lutely what this Steve needs it is great.
fandom:avengers  author:synedochic  pairing:tony/steve  type:alwaysagirl  type:sequel  type:gen  type:bamf  type:short  length:notspecified 
november 2011 by blottingtheink
fiction, fiction, fiction - Fic: A Study in Sherlock (BBC Sherlock)
What if John solved Study in Pink? Answer: Badassery.

Summary is accurate! Also the ending made me smile, just a little, in that wonderful way things sometimes do.
fandom:bbcsherlock  author:bendingsignpost  type:gen  type:alternateuniverse  type:bamf  type:casefic  character:john.watson  length:1-5k 
november 2011 by blottingtheink
mesmiranda | Keeping the Doctor Away
AKA the amazing Girl!John pre-relationship fic where she solves a crime with her boobs that everyone has saved but me. The first part is a little wonky (there's some mix-up with names and a character whose providence I cannot figure out), but the rest is pure BAMF, and Joanna is distinctly John and distinctly female.

Which I am always, always weak to.
fandom:bbcsherlock  author:mesmiranda  pairing:sherlock/john  type:sexswap  type:alwaysagirl  type:bamf  type:alternateuniverse  type:characterization  type:short  warningtype:druguse(noncon) 
october 2011 by blottingtheink

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