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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 by blottingtheink
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 by blottingtheink
stranger than you could imagine - Sixthlight - Rivers of London - Ben Aaronovitch [Archive of Our Own]
If Thomas looked at Peter sometimes and saw a handsome young man – well, that was his business. The moment always passed, a strange sort of visual illusion that vanished when you tilted your head the other way. Except when it didn’t.

|| I liked this a lot--soft and working things out. Nightingale is repressed, but trying to undo it. (Spoilers included for Broken Homes; I'm very pissed at Aaronovitch for this narrative choice, gdi, but the fic is good.)
fandom:riversoflondon  author:sixthlight  pairing:peter/thomas  type:backstory  type:comingout  type:workingitout  type:ust  type:pining!  type:posttext  type:future  type:softly  length:5-10k 
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
Awaken to the Sound of Drums - almostblue (fictionalaspect) - K-pop, B.A.P [Archive of Our Own]
Growing up is weird.

Growing up is even weirder when you're Choi Junhong.

|| That's basically the fic. That and the author's note: "This story contains underage characters exploring and experiencing their sexuality in a realistic way." Most of the sex doesn't happen until Zelo is 17, I think--but that is Korean 17, so. Heads up. It's largely not explicit, but it is clear it happens a lot. Lots of working through internalized homophobia, but it isn't overblown, and achey in a way I really appreciate sometimes.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bap  author:almostblue  pairing:himchan/zelo  pairing:himchan/yongguk  pairing:jongup/zelo  type:growingup  type:alternateuniverse  type:canonexpansion  type:future  type:heavyheartedandlookingup  type:happilyeverafter  type:comingout  type:pining!  type:friendswithbenefits  type:longandsatisfying  warningtype:underage  length:20-25k 
february 2015 by blottingtheink
left the city, my family, my precinct - spock - Check Please! (Webcomic) [Archive of Our Own]
Bitty uses emojis like a second language, one that Jack's slowly starting to become fluent in.

|| The main plot point in this is... rushed, but the overall thing was so cute, and I really think the author is not far off re: Jack Zimmerman and his neuroses, so. Fun.
fandom:checkplease  author:spock  pairing:bitty/jack  type:midtext  type:comingout  type:oopsyoufoundout  type:learningeachother  type:cute  length:5-10k 
january 2015 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
I could be wrong, I could be ready - 12ways (fundamentally) - Hockey RPF [Archive of Our Own]
It takes a moment for Alex to place the picture: it’s Brendan and him, in Alex’s car—it’s from today, when they were leaving practice. The window is open and Brendan is grinning. Alex, behind him, looks more tired than anything. Their hands are twined together over the console. The photo is on Twitter and the caption reads, "Maybe not just American boys for @AGally94, eh?"

(In which the internet finds some photos from the WJC '13 celebrations that change Alex's life forever, and he and Brendan find out quickly exactly how gullible and reactionary people can be. Things escalate. Feelings and shenanigans ensue.)

|| This is basically fake-dating with a side dose of everybody-else-knows, which is like, catnip, so, I really really liked this. Aside from that, I liked Alex a lot as a narrator, and the author does a great job of making his motivations seem believable, even when they're dumb. Brendan is a bit more of a mystery--you kind of have to handwave a lot to get like, why he would bother pretending to have a fake relationship, much less some of the things he does--but it's pretty darn good. Liked a lot.
fandom:hockeyrpffml  author:12ways  pairing:gally/gally  type:oopsi'minlovewithyou  type:fakedating  type:everyoneelseknows  type:comingout  type:sillysillyboys  type:teenagers.  length:40-50k 
december 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
셋,삼 - Lirazel - Infinite (Band), SHINee, K-pop [Archive of Our Own]
Kibum knows Lee Sungyeol doesn't like him at all. He also knows Lee Sungyeol likes Woohyun a little too much.

|| I had to do so much Googling during this, lol, what. A really enjoyable Key voice, and one comfortable in his queerness, which was really great. Also, apparently Key and Woohyun are famously best friends--and in a subunit together, as of 2014. Apparently the story is that Woohyun suggested it to the CEO. And I'm a SUCKER for that kind of dynamic SO. Sungyeol seems like kind of an asshole in this, but there's probably more there, esp. if you're more familiar with canon. The move to the last section is kind of abrupt, like the author was ready to move on, but other than that, really enjoyed getting to see the development from Key's POV.
fandom:kpop  fandom:infinite  fandom:shinee  author:lirazel  pairing:key/woohyun  pairing:key/woohyun/sungeol  type:workingitout  type:friendship  type:comingout  type:oopsyoufoundout  type:meddling  type:threesome  length:5-10k 
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
gdgdbaby: [oneshot] and a self esteem to match (what a catch) (1/2)
weekend au. seunghyun meets jiyong at a gay bar in itaewon and things spiral out from there.

|| I loved this. The first parts are so soft and sweet and wonderful. The ending is--LOL--on par, but hey, it could be worse? No but seriously, I loved this.
fandom:bigbang  fandom:kpop  author:gdgdbaby  pairing:gdragon/top  type:alternateuniverse  type:contemporaryau  type:comingout  type:softly  type:heavyheartedandlookingup  type:criminallyadorable  length:10k-15k 
october 2014 by blottingtheink
Six Times Jack Johnson Doesn't Come Out (And One Time He Does) - boots - Hockey RPF [Archive of Our Own]
It's not that Jack doesn't know who Sidney Crosby is. Everyone knows who Sidney Crosby is.

But it's one thing to know who Sidney Crosby is, and another to pick him out of a lineup. So, to be perfectly honest, when Jack shows up at his first official day of practice at Shattuck St. Mary's, gear bag over his shoulder, the lunch and encouraging note his mother packed him tucked in its brown bag under his arm, he has no clue which of his gangly, acne-spotted teammates is the wonderkid everyone's been buzzing about for the past few months.

Six times Jack Johnson doesn't come out of the closet, and one time he does.

|| This is so cute, and it made me laugh out loud. Plus CBJ cameos, and I, like everyone else this season, have a life-crush on Sergei Bobrovsky.
fandom:hockeyrpffml  author:boots  pairing:sidney/jackjohnson  team:columbusbluejackets  type:backstory  type:fivethings  type:comingout  type:takeanideaandrun  type:criminallyadorable  type:birdsongsweet  type:makesmesmile  length:10k-15k 
may 2013 by blottingtheink
Next Thursday - wldnst - Teen Wolf (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
In which Stiles Stilinski has a werewolf for a best friend, a support group for that, hot chocolate with Lydia Martin and Danny Mahealani every Thursday evening, and an extremely anticlimactic coming out experience.

|| Awwww, this is adorable, and everything that is most appealing about Teen Wolf--awful, awkward, TEENAGERS. Stiles is as clever and funny and self-conscious and oblivious as he is in the best Stiles narration, and I love watching Danny fall for him from the outside, and the way all the human characters slowly come together. Plus all the humans are my favorite. (Marking it hsau not because it's an au, but because it is so perfectly high school.)

Warnings: minor character death, discussion of past abuse.
fandom:teenwolf  author:wldnst  pairing:stiles/danny  type:posttext  type:sillysillyboys  type:makesmesmile  type:characterization  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:highschoolau  type:comingout  warningtype:abuse(past)  warningtype:characterdeath  length:15-20k 
april 2013 by blottingtheink
Real Tough Cookie - Messalina (AellaIrene) - Hockey RPF [Archive of Our Own]
After the end of the 2007-8 season, Duncan Keith goes to visit Joanna Toews, and gets more than he bargained for.

|| Always-a-girl!Tazer is dating always-a-girl!Rian O'Marra, excuse you, I was always going to read this. Duncs POV, he accidentally finds out. (Warning: mentions of Kaner, in the past, being a homophobic asshole.)
fandom:hockeyrpffml  author:messalina  pairing:ryano/tazer  type:alwaysagirl  type:comingout  type:a+forsexuality  type:alternateuniverse  warningtype:homophobia(mentioned)  length:1-5k 
march 2013 by blottingtheink
you ain't generation kill, you ain't shit - Flashing Red Light Means Go, for odetteisodile
"Don't fuck with me," Brad says quietly. He's trying to move back but Nate's not letting him. "I have no idea what I'm doing," Nate admits, feeling stupid and sort of shaky. His lips brush against Brad's neck as he speaks. "But I'm not fucking with you, okay?"

I guess I hadn't saved this before? I've definitely read it, but I re-read it with my breath held. Ugh, so tense and lovely.
fandom:generationkill  author:yagkyas  pairing:brad/nate  type:alternateuniverse  type:highschoolau  type:pining!  type:softly  type:comingout  type:oopsi'minlovewithyou  type:beautiful  length:5-10k 
november 2011 by blottingtheink
the love you take is equal to the love you make - Birthday Fic: Everything Carries Me to You
They don't make a big announcement. <br />
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There is, however, a big announcement. It comes on a Monday. The President, the Joint Chiefs, and all the other press-seeking vultures gather and make their speeches. When Brad and Nate watch the coverage on the news that night, the editors cut from the press conference to footage of men making out with each other, in uniform, in the middle of some park.<br />
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adjfk;aljkf;lajsdf;laj<br />
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This is beautiful. Brad and Nate's reactions are so in-character and so different, I ache. Yay, writers writing people. 
fandom:generationkill  author:justaotherwitch  pairing:brad/nate  type:posttext  type:dadt  type:comingout  type:characterization  type:beautiful  type:awesome  from delicious
july 2011 by blottingtheink
zarah5: Fic: Swim For Brighter Days (Danny/Steve)
Steve is turned on by boobs and soft skin, not by well-defined muscles or a tight ass, it has never been a problem so how dare Danny throw this at him, how dare he just kiss Steve as if he thinks Steve might welcome it, might return it when he can't, fucking can't.<br />
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Owwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. Develops, perhaps?, a tad quickly, given the intensity of Steve's response, but I believe this response much more than similar tropes I've read. Major spoilers for the end of the season.
fandom:hawaiifiveo  author:zarah  pairing:danny/steve  type:ouchmyheart  type:angst  type:comingout  type:firsttime  type:oopsi'minlovewithyou  type:workingitout  type:characterization  from delicious
june 2011 by blottingtheink
ymorton: fic: the years they come and go (but today is here to stay) 1/4
from the tsn_kinkmeme AU prompt here about 'summer lovin'', or, basically, eduardo moves to new york for the summer after his senior year of high school to stay with his estranged father and meets mark. sexytimes ensue.<br />
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The one where Eduardo has two moms, his dad's kind of a dick, Dustin and Erica are meant to be, sometimes they all get high, and it's really pretty damn adorable. <br />
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The ending is also right, too, which is major points.
fandom:thesocialnetwork  author:ymorton  pairing:mark/eduardo  type:alternateuniverse  type:highschoolau  type:fluff  type:criminallyadorable  type:a+forsexuality  type:firsttime  type:comingout  type:family  type:longandsatisfying  from delicious
april 2011 by blottingtheink
sarahtales: I Have A New Anthology Out, and Some Stuff To Say
It’s important not to exclude people, it’s important to represent everyone. As a nerdy book-loving (though not quiet… nobody will ever tell you I’m quiet) girl, I was able to see people like me in books, even if there was nobody quite as nerdy and book-loving in my real life. (For all the nerdy book-loving girls out there: Diana Wynne Jones’s House of Many Ways really rang my recognition bell. You’re welcome.) That was good for me, in a way I didn’t even recognise until years later. I don’t think any writer wants a reader to read their book, and think: ‘Well, I’m not there. Guess I’m on the Isle of Issuelandia. Oh man, not again. Kind of like always going to the Isle of Wight for your holidays. We never get to go out clubbing in Spain.’ It is wrong to banish people from the mainland!
fandom:fandom!  author:sarahreesbrennan  author:maya  type:meta  type:important  type:thisshitisreal  type:interesting  type:forthinking  type:a+forsexuality  resourcetype:culturalstudies  type:political  resourcetype:writing  type:awesome  type:comingout  type:examiningprivilige  from delicious
april 2011 by blottingtheink
grim_lupine: Unexpected Relations: Masterpost (Mark/Eduardo, NC-17, AU)
The one where they are stepbrothers and fall in love and it is too much. Ugh. I loved them so much, every step of the way. Permanent link on de-anoned author's journal.
fandom:thesocialnetwork  author:grim-lupine  pairing:mark/eduardo  type:alternateuniverse  type:family  type:highschoolau  type:sillysillyboys  type:comingout  type:criminallyadorable  type:flailhands  from delicious
april 2011 by blottingtheink
ymorton: fic: the struggle and the progress
Q: What is it that makes people want to make TWW versions of a text?<br />
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A: Nobody cares because it is FIFTY KINDS OF SPARKLY AWESOME.<br />
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Continuation of the Social Network political AU: this time with public knowledge and more family issues and crazy Dustin. AKA even more awesome. I totally approve of the plan to continue this verse. 110%.
fandom:thesocialnetwork  author:ymorton  pairing:mark/eduardo  type:alternateuniverse  type:sequel  type:sillysillyboys  type:fluff  type:comingout  type:political  type:flailhands  type:criminallyadorable  from delicious
march 2011 by blottingtheink
Baby-sitters Club The Next Generation #6: Byron and the God of California - Chapter 1 - zelempa - Baby-Sitters Club - Ann M. Martin [Archive of Our Own]
I can't be gay. It's just not an option.<br />
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But when I look at that stupid picture, I get a funny, fuzzy feeling in my chest.<br />
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It's hard to argue with funny, fuzzy feelings.<br />
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A delightful, wonderful read - stylistically matches the BSC books, and additionally a great coming-out story.
fandom:babysittersclub  author:zelempa  type:fluff  type:comingout  fandom:rare  fandomgroup:yuletide  type:adorable  type:posttext  type:longandsatisfying  from delicious
february 2011 by blottingtheink
Arthur and the Real Boy
AGHERUPHGSHGL. God. The plot is almost unbearably unrealistic--except that Merlin and Arthur's reactions to finding themselves unexpectedly interested in men as well is so, so, so realistic that it makes me shivery warm inside. The wonderful thing is that--well--this, this, my loves, this is what it SHOULD be like. Minus, as much as possible, of course, the prat friends. Asi es. Anyway: Jock!Arthur meets indie!Merlin accidentally at a bookstore, and true love follows. (Good book recommendations in the story, btw.)
fandom:merlin  author:franticsga  pairing:merlin/arthur  type:alternateuniverse  type:fluff  type:a+forsexuality  type:comingout  type:happilyeverafter  type:birdsongsweet 
august 2010 by blottingtheink
Living Undercover
I love this. Love it love it love it. The world needs more models of LGBT as normal and not a big deal; god I wish the networks in general etc. would better about this. Plus, this is hilarious.
fandom:castle  author:shrift  type:banter  type:gen  type:comingout  fandomgroup:lgbtfest  type:a+forsexuality 
july 2010 by blottingtheink

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