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Tomorrow (there'll be more of us) - dimircharmer - Star Wars - All Media Types, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015) [Archive of Our Own]
“FN-2187 was real, right?” She sounds very young again. “Please tell me he was real."

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

Her eyes widened. “You have a name?

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

|| For all that I don't really feel shippy about this movie at all, the gen keeps making me cry like a baby. (Some punctuation errors.) I think because they're all about hope, and horizons expanding.
fandom:starwars  author:dimircharmer  type:gen  type:posttext  type:family  type:fivethings  type:surviving  type:workingitout  type:ouchmyheart  type:criminallyadorable  length:1-5k 
january 2016 by blottingtheink
not funny - applecrumbledore - Check Please! (Webcomic) [Archive of Our Own]
This whole thing feels so weird, like they're betraying some clause of the homosocial bro code that says it's only for fun, you can't actually be gay, like they're letting someone down. But on the other hand, being with each other is the most natural thing they've ever done.

|| Oh, this was great, and kind of achey, surrounding a meet the parents kind of thing. CW for implied racism against Ransom. The build is tense and done well, for a pairing that's basically got no boundaries or distance by the time the series even starts.
fandom:checkplease  author:applecrumbledore  pairing:holster/ransom  type:backstory  type:family  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:friendship  type:wewerealwaysinlove  type:thisishowwedevelop  length:5-10k 
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
this time around - andnowforyaya - K-pop, B.A.P [Archive of Our Own]
"Do you wanna get married," Daehyun says, and Youngjae's fork clatters to his plate. Daehyun's wearing this ridiculous pink t-shirt that Youngjae swears he threw out ages ago, smiling behind his sunglasses. He reaches over and twirls Youngjae's spaghetti onto his own fork. Eats it like it's the last slice of cheesecake in the bakery.

|| Oh, this is a lovely future fic. Daehyun is a pest, BAP is supportive, Daehyun and Youngjae are (improbably, but it's lovely) out.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bap  author:andnowforyaya  pairing:daehyun/youngjae  type:future  type:proposals  type:established-relationship  type:family  type:birdsongsweet  type:characterization  length:1-5k 
september 2015 by blottingtheink
it's just home - screamlet - Boy Meets World, Girl Meets World [Archive of Our Own]
“We’re waiting for Maya’s mom,” Riley said. “Ms. Sajadieh won’t leave until she comes to pick her up and Maya said her mom was working and she’s probably late because of the trains and I said we could take her home but Ms. Sajadieh said she couldn’t do that so could we wait for Maya’s mom, please?”

Cory was about to say something, but Riley interrupted.

“WE CAN’T JUST LEAVE HER HERE,” Riley screamed. 


“Wow,” Cory said. “This is familiar.”

|| I baaaarely watched Boy Meets World other than at random episodes caught at my grandma's, but even then I knew there was an unaddressed love triangle, and I'm so glad fandom's coming in with the OT3. Really really lovely family fic, this and the sequel. Really really.
fandom:boymeetsworld  author:screamlet  pairing:cory/shawn/topenga  type:domestic  type:workingitout  type:family  type:myheart  length:5-10k 
july 2015 by blottingtheink
Repaired and Strengthened - slr2moons - Natsume Yuujinchou | Natsume's Book of Friends [Archive of Our Own]
The kitsune travels to see Natsume again, carrying a broken bowl and heavy heart. Natsume is happy to see him a third time, and even Nyanko-sensei is pleased. Ominously pleased.

|| Found families, cuteness, etc etc. Honestly really like Nyanko-sensei in this.
fandom:natsume  author:slr2moons  type:gen  type:family  type:future  type:warm  length:5-10k 
march 2015 by blottingtheink
What Spring Does - thrace - Avatar: Legend of Korra [Archive of Our Own]
Korra and Asami three years after the series finale, continuing to have their happy ending.

|| Cute!!!!! I liked the introduction of Asami being unsure about SPOILER, but I did think that it was smoothed out a little quickly. Other than that, really really enjoyed. These birdlings deserve the absolute absolute best.
fandom:legendofkorra  author:thrace  pairing:korra/asami  type:posttext  type:future  type:happilyeverafter  type:domestic  type:family  type:friendship  type:birdsongsweet  type:makesmesmile  length:5-10k 
january 2015 by blottingtheink
something old and something new - kittebasu (chanyeol) - Haikyuu!! [Archive of Our Own]
And Kageyama could pretend like he didn’t care one way or the other all he wanted, Shouyou wasn’t going to let him pout his way through winter holidays with that grim-reaper look on his face.

|| This was crazy-cute, and absolutely a believable Kageyama and Hinata.
fandom:haikyuu  author:kittebasu  pairing:hinata/kageyama  type:friendship  type:oopsi'minlovewithyou  type:family  type:holidays  type:birdsongsweet  type:criminallyadorable  type:characterization  type:longandsatisfying  length:15-20k 
january 2015 by blottingtheink
In Wade We Trust (We Are So Screwed) - dentalfloss - The Avengers (Marvel Movies), The Avengers (Marvel) - All Media Types, Deadpool - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
“Wade Wilson dropped by last night,” Clint explained, like it was any other Friday. “Brought pizza and beer.” There was a thoughtful silence through the phone and then:
“You had a pizza party with Deadpool.” Phil said and Clint slid down the couch onto his back. Yeah, that pretty much summed up the situation.

Or: the one where Clint does something nice for Wade, and Wade decides to never let him go.

|| I barely know Deadpool at all, but I loved him in this, and I loved, loved, loved his relationship with Phil, and the spaces he and Clint and Phil etched out for and around each other. The other Avengers are good too.
fandom:avengers  author:dentalfloss  pairing:coulson/clint  type:alternateuniverse  type:characterization  type:longandsatisfying  type:takeanideaandrun  type:makesmesmile  type:friendship  type:family  type:jobfic  length:40-50k 
december 2014 by blottingtheink
celestial mechanics - Lirazel - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
It was as close to perfect as a plan could be. Which is to say: not quite.
Myungsoo had plans and Howon had a dream, but the future is never that simple, no matter how certain it had seemed.

|| I'm too tired to give this a proper save, but here goes: long, satisfying, good. ABO that reads mostly like a figuring-out-soulbond story (which is why it worked for me so well), but warning with the worldbuilding: its founding conceit is that people can't resist heats, and so the soulbond is instigated by Hoya and Myungsoo having non-consensual sex (for both parties). Both of them are messed up over it, but I DON'T think the fic really deals with how horrible of a world that would be, and sometimes it was distracting, a sick jolt of oh GOD that is AWFUL. Part of the fic's interest--especially at the end--is Hoya and Myungsoo's interest in being activists against the stereotypes etc, but it feels a little tacked on.

Over all though, a really sweet, satisfying story about people falling in love. Really, really romantic: growing up, growing into each other, learning (and wanting) to make decisions together. Additional warning for two scenes of parental abuse, not extended or graphic.
fandom:infinite  fandom:kpop  author:lirazel  pairing:hoya/myungsoo  type:soulbond  type:abo  type:longandsatisfying  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:friendship  type:criminallyadorable  type:fallforyouhotfast  type:workingitout  type:family  length:100k+  warningtype:parentalabuse  warningtype:noncon 
november 2014 by blottingtheink
Rootsong - Chapter 1 - inlovewithnight - Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) [Archive of Our Own]

Groot needs more room to grow.

|| This Gamora is pitch-perfect, from her first exclamation to her relationship to Peter to her coping-mechanisms. Loved loved loved.
fandom:gotg  author:inlovewithnight  type:gen  type:posttext  type:friendship  type:family  type:characterization  type:becausecharacterlove  length:1-5k 
august 2014 by blottingtheink
It's Like This Old Inuvit Story I Knew
Thursday morning, Ray woke up with a Mountie sitting at the foot of his bed.

He blinked twice, debated going back to sleep, or indulging in whatever tripped-out fantasy his brain had supplied that night. The Mountie made the decision for him, and when he turned around, Ray saw a totally unfamiliar face with strong, handsome lines and white hair cut neatly.

"Um, hi," he said awkwardly.

|| Looks like I'm tagging old Due South like old HP, as I go along, and with tremendous fondness. (I will say, old DS tends to be much better.) Anyway, if somehow you haven't read this yet, go, and be merry, if you have, read it again, it's short, and oh so sweet.
fandom:duesouth  author:rageprufrock  pairing:fraser/rayk  type:posttext  type:oopsyoufoundout  type:ghosts  type:family  type:pining!  type:hilarifying  type:voice  length:1-5k 
january 2014 by blottingtheink
Pendergast Family Lore - Anonymous - Easy A (2010) [Archive of Our Own]
They've never set out to be cool parents or anything, because then you end up like poor Rhiannon's parents; offering kids inappropriate  bongs and really inappropriate food. Plus, Rosemary hasn't been braless in more than two decades and she really doesn't plan on starting now, you can't give gravity that kind of opening. And Olive spends so much time rolling her eyes in their general direction she's surprised she hasn't damaged something. But god knows, they all love each other like breathing, like murder, like a choice.



In words that are not just screaming about my thematic kinks, this is unabashedly lovely; Rosemary and Dill (ROSEMARY AND DILL HER PARENTS' NAMES ARE *ROSEMARY* AND *DILL* AND THEY NAMED THEIR DAUGHTER *OLIVE* oh holy shit how did I not see that earlier ANYWAY) are delightful, just as they are in the movie. A feel good treat of a read.
fandom:easya  fandomgroup:yuletide  author:anon  type:gen  type:posttext  type:backstory  type:family  type:feeeeeeeelings  type:criminallyadorable  type:myheart  length:1-5k 
december 2013 by blottingtheink
No Matter How Far Away You Roam - lady_ragnell - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
“I was wondering if you might come home with me.” Merlin stops mid-rant and stares at him, and then down at his panini again, and back at Arthur. This is a panini of lies and pain. He can tell already.

“For Christmas? I’ve got an uncle and a mother and a sister waiting for me at home, in case you hadn’t remembered, I’m not going home with you just because you’re a workaholic.” 

“No, it’s. My mum might be under the impression that we’re a little bit married.”

In which Merlin gets conned into spending Christmas with Arthur's family and pretending to be his husband, because somehow this is his life.

|| In which, if you suspend disbelief, it is as delightful as it says on the tin.
fandom:merlin  author:lady-ragnell  pairing:merlin/arthur  type:alternateuniverse  type:contemporaryau  type:pretendmarried  type:pining!  type:family  type:holidays  type:sillysillyboys  length:10k-15k 
december 2013 by blottingtheink
Three Golden Bulls Worth - miikkaa_xx - Pacific Rim (2013) [Archive of Our Own]
The first thing one should know is that Stacker Pentecost handpicks his pilots. (or: the Wei Tang triplets also have a story.)

|| AUGHHHHHHH. Family, and backstory, and finding a place in a world that is mourning--ungh. FAMILY. AUGHHHHHHHHHH. I teared up.
fandom:pacificrim  author:miikkaa_xx  type:gen  type:family  type:pre-text  type:backstory  type:ouchmyheart  type:growingup  type:heavyheartedandlookingup  length:1-5k 
july 2013 by blottingtheink
Reconstruction Site - disco_vendetta (brinn) - Pacific Rim (2013) [Archive of Our Own]

The vast majority of Jaeger pilots can drift with each other, it’s just a matter of fit. If someone gave you a pair of running shoes that were three sizes too big, technically you could still use them - stuff the toes, tighten the laces, adjust your gait - but a co-pilot, a partner, is custom-made for you, molded to the shape of you. Try running with the real thing after a lifetime of knock-offs. You might as well have wings.

|| Okay! This gives an explanation for why Raleigh is so set on Mako from the very beginning--as a trained pilot, he's aware of her mind from the get go, and knows she's a perfect fit. I like. However--I was trying to figure out why I actually, kinda, really hated this as I read it--and it's because it's absolutely worshipful. There's nothing wrong with either of them, there's nothing wrong with their relationship, and there are no edges, nearly, anywhere.

HOWEVER. There's a moment, near the end, that is absolutely wonderful, and I'm saving it for that. You'll know it. It's about Easter.
fandom:pacificrim  author:disco_vendetta  pairing:mako/raleigh  type:domestic  type:softly  type:birdsongsweet  type:posttext  type:happilyeverafter  type:family  length:5-10k 
july 2013 by blottingtheink
Play It Again - Chapter 1 - metisket - Teen Wolf (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
In which Stiles goes along with one of Derek’s plans and ends up in an alternate universe as a result. He should’ve known better. He did know better, actually, and that means he has no one to blame but himself.

“Laura wants to lure the kid in with food and kindness and make a pet of him, like a feral cat. Derek wants to have him arrested for stalking. They’re at an impasse. (And the rest of the family is staying emphatically out of it in a way that suggests bets have been placed.)”

|| As good as all the saves on Pinboard are making it seem--long, plotty, interesting. The alternate-universe characters are all interesting recasts of the show-universe, and it deals with that Stiles--and really anyone in the show--are probably dealing with extensive mental issues (here PTSD, among others). This Stiles is perhaps a bit too clever? And exceedingly good at manipulating others. But I've seen all of two episodes of the show, what do I know.
fandom:teenwolf  author:metisket  pairing:derek/stiles  type:alternateuniverse  type:takeanideaandrun  type:plotty  type:longandsatisfying  type:preslash  type:multiverse  type:ouchmyheart  type:family  type:stylisticappreciation  length:60-80k 
july 2013 by blottingtheink
That part where you have to meet the family - rallamajoop - xxxHoLic [Archive of Our Own]
If you think hiding a relationship from living relatives is hard, hiding it from deceased relatives is impossible. Fortunately, it's also completely unnecessary.

|| Ah. Good. First part from Watanuki's viewpoint, second from Doumeki's, and both do an excellent job presenting how the two view the world differently, and interact with their various Elder-Others. Nice.
fandom:xxxholic  author:rallamajoop  pairing:doumeki/watanuki  type:established-relationship  type:family  type:growingup  type:vignettes  type:talkingaboutit  length:1-5k 
july 2013 by blottingtheink
The Job Fair - sabinelagrande - Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Avengers (2012), Welcome to Night Vale [Archive of Our Own]
"If you're right, then the road to Desert Bluffs is about a mile and a half that way," he said, pointing, "and Route 800 is about six miles that way."

"So we'll just walk towards Desert Bluffs, then," Clint said.

If it was really possible for Phil's face to become more serious, it did. "We're not going to Desert Bluffs."

"You'd rather walk six miles than one?" Clint said, incredulous. "What's so bad about Desert Bluffs?"

"Desert Bluffs is awful," he said.

|| Well, that's one explanation. Occasionally relies on narration where it's unneeded, and Night Vale fic continues to be somehow more horrifying than the show (Cecil's and Phil's calm, here, were what grounded me), but over all delightful, and works in the shows quirks immensely well.
fandom:nightvale  fandom:avengers  author:sabinelagrande  pairing:coulson/clint  type:takeanideaandrun  type:backstory  type:family  type:ouchmyheart  type:short  type:justforfun  length:5-10k 
july 2013 by blottingtheink
Parerga Atakta, a tsubasa chronicle fanfic | FanFiction
'I found a story about us,' Fye said. He pushed the book against Kurogane's chest, leant close. 'Listen. Listen. And striving still the Twiceborn stood against the poison-bearing beast and struck out its eyes, and from its talons snatched his sword-brother, who lay swooning upon the grass. Thereupon the Twiceborn gave unto him the philtre he had bought from the queen with his own heart's blood, and the Dark Warrior awoke and clasped him in his arms and cried passionately –'

'The hell,' Kurogane said, choking. 'Give me that.'

|| Oh, this is LOVELY--Kurogane and Fai are spot-on, the one, gruff and as bendable as anything for Fai, the other, light-hearted and haunted. Some moments of over-writing, but slides right into CLAMP's whole thing about tragedy and hope and love and the unspoken, and, above all, duality and chances. Really great.
fandom:tsubasa  author:ninmub  pairing:kurogane/fai  type:posttext  type:family  type:ouchmyheart  type:birdsongsweet  type:characterization  type:short  type:dayinthelife  length:notspecified 
june 2013 by blottingtheink
Figure Out The Bag I'm In - mardia - Hockey RPF [Archive of Our Own]
Four times Sydney visited the Staals in Thunder Bay.

|| The genderswap AUverse I thought would never update again! Jordy POV--I wanted to see a couple more moments with the family, but having Sydney there added a nice extra element. Not my FAVORITE of the series, but really really enjoyable, continues the trend of discussing the sexism that would happen, even if it's slightly rosier than it'd be; definitely recommended.
fandom:hockeyrpffml  author:mardia  type:genderfuck  type:feminism  type:alternateuniverse  type:series  type:family  type:workingitout  type:vignettes  type:friendship  length:5-10k 
june 2013 by blottingtheink
the necessary things - hollimichele - Peter Pan (2003) [Archive of Our Own]
At twenty, Wendy has a dozen suitors, and wants nothing to do with them. If they remind her of Peter, is because they are too boyish; if they remind her of Hook, is it because they are not boyish enough.

|| A little--unsurprising, at times, but sometimes lifts off with touches of characterization. Lovely.
fandom:peterpan  fandom:fairytale  author:hollimichele  type:gen  type:future  type:growingup  type:family  type:domestic  type:ouchmyheart  type:birdsongsweet  length:1-5k 
june 2013 by blottingtheink
A Digital Model of Mortality - Echo - Iron Man (Movies), The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
After the events of Iron Man 3, Tony takes some time with his bots. (IM3 Spoilers)

|| AUUUUUUUUGH, BBS. Robots, man. Robots and found families. I'm not teary, that's just the onions.
fandom:ironman  author:echo  type:gen  type:family  type:robots!  type:posttext  type:ouchmyheart  type:birdsongsweet  length:1-5k 
may 2013 by blottingtheink
First Day of My Life - ChibiRHM - Hockey RPF [Archive of Our Own]
The first girl Sid ever falls in love with is named Rachel Forbes. When he first meets her, she’s four weeks old, pink, and squishy-looking. Objectively, she’s kind of ugly, but she’s so tiny when he sees her in the incubator at NICU, and he’s never seen a baby that small.

|| Straight-up baby fic, but a remarkably believable baby. Very, very sweet.
fandom:hockeyrpffml  author:chibirhm  pairing:sidney/geno  type:kidfic  type:birdsongsweet  type:family  type:domestic  type:alternateuniverse  length:15-20k 
march 2013 by blottingtheink
Our Hearts Are Tigers - skoosiepants - Teen Wolf (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
This is what Stiles figures out after a week of harboring Isaac: he’s kind of a dick, for a ten-year-old.

AN: Derek/Stiles Isaac!feels AU where everyone is different ages and Stiles is magic.

I have no idea what this is, I just wanted to write Isaac as a little kid and give Stiles a dragon.

|| Pretty much original fic, but oh my GOD, is it adorable. And the dragon is an amazing cat/dragon, ugh, yes, what a wonderful bit of worldbuilding.

Also Stiles's relationship with Isaac is brilliant, not gonna lie. Oh, found families, lay me down in them.
fandom:teenwolf  author:skoosiepants  pairing:derek/stiles  type:family  type:workingitout  type:alternateuniverse  type:criminallyadorable  type:myheart  type:makesmesmile  warningtype:abuse(past)  length:5-10k 
march 2013 by blottingtheink
The Unexpected Guest - marycontraire - Hockey RPF, Sports RPF [Archive of Our Own]
"I mean, you just sort of showed up unexpectedly and started following me around a bit, but now I'm very attached to you."

|| LOLOLOL, I feel slightly off, reading about Flyers, especially now that the lockout's over, but! Bedsharing and friendship and slow-burn, why yes, yes I will.
fandom:hockeyrpffml  author:marycontraire  pairing:claude/danny  type:domestic  type:bedsharing  type:backstory  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:family  length:5-10k 
january 2013 by blottingtheink
Some Unexpected Properties of Wood - Fahye - Brave (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
Nobody had told Elinor that along with children came the knowledge that you would tear holes in anyone or anything who tried to hurt them, and for years this knowledge had felt too large for her, almost its own creature. The only time it had fitted perfectly beneath her skin was here, in this ancient space, when Mor'du was trying to kill her daughter and Elinor's skin had been everything that the wild and instinctual rush of defense demanded: larger, stronger, with claws attached. Knowing that you would tear holes was one thing. Actually being able to do it was something else entirely, a furious and prideful exultation that filled your heart and your mouth like the taste of blood.

|| The mother-daughter story I wanted from Brave and didn't, quite, get. Elinor's POV, and I'm not even done, but it's so good. Ugh, and the ending.

I feel like I'm doing poorly by my "perfect" tag, this yuletide, but goshdarnit, all these stories in all these fandoms that weren't getting told, and NOW THEY'RE HERE, gems, just falling, spilling into my lap, and this metaphor is getting away from me. Suffice it to say, I truly mean it every time.
fandom:brave  author:fahye  challenge:yuletide2012  type:gen  type:family  type:everybadassladyever  type:workingitout  type:voice  type:endingiswhoa  type:somethingperfect  length:5-10k 
january 2013 by blottingtheink
Magic Beans - Morbane - Sunshine - Robin McKinley [Archive of Our Own]
"Yes, there is yet something missing," Yolande admitted, to version number four. "The beans."

I must have looked skeptical. I didn't think the possibility of an uncooked bean secreted in a different part of the pastry could change your impression of the part you were actually biting into. Maybe thrill needed to go with galette des rois the way that nostalgia went with madeleines or unbearable sadness went with lemon cake.

Yolande persuades Sunshine to employ her magic in her baking. Sunshine has her doubts.

|| Oh my GOD, this Sunshine voice is PERFECT, and it takes on her lingering concerns from the novel--the oncoming apocalypse, her place in the world, her relationship to magic and her own self--and it does it while playing on every goddamn heartstring I have about families and teenagers and grief, without once getting overblown. Fantastic.
fandom:rare  fandom:sunshine  author:morbane  challenge:yuletide2012  type:gen  type:family  type:posttext  type:characterization  type:voice  type:workingitout  type:becausecharacterlove  type:personalcanon  type:somethingperfect  length:5-10k 
january 2013 by blottingtheink
EGGS?! - lalaietha - How to Train Your Dragon (2010) [Archive of Our Own]
Hiccup shouts back, "I mean, he hasn't been eating properly for a while and then tonight he dragged my mattress in front of the fire and he's curled up on it and won't move and he keeps growling at me whenever I try to come near, but I can see that he's, like, trembling and shaking like something's really wrong. I came to get you because I figured you might be smarter enough than me to see something I'm missing."

Astrid glances at him; his face is set and grim and it doesn't sound like that last bit is a self-deprecating joke. Which is inexplicably warming: she gets "pretty" a lot and "deadly" occasionally, but not a lot of people go out of their way to tell her she's smart. "I'll look, but I dunno, Hiccup."

"It's times like this I wish we had elder dragon experts to go ask about stuff," Hiccup says and Astrid laughs a little bitterly.

|| Perfect.
fandom:howtotrainyourdragon  author:lalaietha  challenge:yuletide2012  pairing:hiccup/astrid  type:gen  type:family  type:characterization  type:becausecharacterlove  type:posttext  type:somethingperfect  length:1-5k 
january 2013 by blottingtheink
The Importance of Being Mostly Human - gogollescent - Discworld [Archive of Our Own]
In which Susan identifies "Where's My Cow" as a proto-talismanic anchor for Young Sam's continued health and existence, and tries very hard not to wonder what the Vimes' butler does on his day off. There may also be a lesson about the meaning of Hogswatch, but no one wants to talk about that.

|| Oh my god, it does everything it promises to in the summary AND MORE. Susan is perfect, and I let out a breath I didn't realize I'd been holding when I finished. A++++.
fandom:discworld  author:gogollescent  challenge:yuletide2012  character:susanstohelit  type:characterstudy  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:characterization  type:voice  type:backstory  type:somethingperfect  type:family  length:10k-15k 
january 2013 by blottingtheink
All Happy Families - ChibiRHM - Hockey RPF [Archive of Our Own]
“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”

|| Taylor Crosby is, objectively speaking, the best. (It's Sid/Geno, but really it's about Taylor and Sid, with Taylor and her family, Geno, and hockey in the background. And how much do I want Taylor to be drafted? So much.)
fandom:hockeyrpffml  author:chibirhm  pairing:sidney/geno  character:taylorcrosby  type:family  type:birdsongsweet  type:characterization  type:outsidepov  type:becausecharacterlove  length:5-10k 
january 2013 by blottingtheink
The Balance of Affection - RecessiveJean - Enchanted Forest Chronicles - Patricia Wrede [Archive of Our Own]
The King and Queen of the Enchanted Forest haven't shared a bed in more than a decade. Not that it's any of your business, really.

“Only think how lucky we are,” Queen Cimorene had moralized the first night they were reunited. “Why, I have one cousin who was cursed to sleep for a hundred years. Her own fault, of course—she knew it was going to be a spindle, everybody knew it was going to be a spindle, they put it in all the textbooks for over a decade, and would you believe the silly chit touched the thing anyway—but I do still feel badly for her. I don’t imagine her husband will even be around for her to sleep with when she wakes. We got off very lightly, all things considered.”

|| God help me, this is PERFECT, and I want to read everything this author's ever written. Cimorene and Mendanbar are practical and hilarious and in love, Daystar is timid and excited and wonderful, and Willin is a busybody. It also weaves in, slightly and oh so perfectly, the sadness that would attend the family's separation. So. Good.
fandom:theenchantedforest  author:recessivejean  challenge:yuletide2012  pairing:cimorene/mendanbar  type:family  type:posttext  type:criminallyadorable  type:somethingperfect  type:voice  type:hilarifying  type:makesmesmile  type:myheart  type:personalcanon  length:5-10k 
december 2012 by blottingtheink
Would You Like Some Lightning With Your Soup? - alyoraShadow - Circle of Magic - Tamora Pierce [Archive of Our Own]
Dinner at 6 Cheeseman Street is a rather unpredictable affair.

|| Really picks up once the kids get talking, and then it's a lovely study in the Circle's dynamics, and their love for one another. Really great found family fic, dealing with the Circle preparing for Tris to go off to Lightsbridge.
fandom:circleofmagic  author:alyorashadow  challenge:yuletide2012  type:gen  type:family  type:banter  type:midtext  type:workingitout  length:5-10k 
december 2012 by blottingtheink
Reasons Why Lizzie Bennet Is Perpetually Single: A Helpful List Compiled by Her Awesomer, Sexier, Totes Adorbs and Amazing Younger Sister - Chapter 1 - cest_what - Lizzie Bennet Diaries [Archive of Our Own]
1. Lizzie has something broken in her brain that won't let her cut loose and have any actual fun. You can put her in a room with like a dozen hot guys and alcohol and totally sweet music, and she'll end up completely sober in a corner having a conversation about depressing books written by dead Russian dudes. Hello, depressing Russian stiffs do not get you laid!

|| Actually the best Lydia voice you will ever read. Super insightful into Lydia & Lizzie's relationship, and Lizzie's own, terrible faults,. (Annnnd that gosh, don't we all wish Lizzie would kiss Charlotte or Caroline? Yes, yes we do.)
fandom:lizziebennetdiaries  author:cestwhat  challenge:yuletide2012  type:gen  type:family  type:characterization  type:voice  type:hilarifying  type:insightful  type:endingiswhoa  length:1-5k 
december 2012 by blottingtheink
5 Games Jess Played In - grim_lupine - Bend It Like Beckham (2002) [Archive of Our Own]
Jess’s dad is the one who first put her on a broom, so long ago she can barely remember it. She must have loved it then, she knows, because she’s loved it every time since. There’s nothing like the feel of the wind screaming in your ears when you’re up in the air, you and your broom slicing the sky like a dart, the chill slapping color into your cheeks. Nothing like it.


Jess and Jules, and families, and Quidditch. Yeah. :D :D :D
fandom:benditlikebeckham  author:grim_lupine  challenge:yuletide2012  pairing:jess/jules  type:femmeslash  type:hpau  type:family  type:fivethings  type:feeeeeeeelings  type:growingup  length:1-5k 
december 2012 by blottingtheink
"Worked okay so far?" - lalaietha - Hobbes and Bacon [Archive of Our Own]
Sometimes Susie worries about whether her daughter's fantasy life is actually fantasy.

|| HELP ME THIS IS ACTUALLY PERFECT. Susie POV, another Hobbes and Bacon fic, which for a one-off comic (that's all it was, right?), has totally captured our imaginations. BECAUSE IT IS PERFECT. Anyway, yes, good, Hobbes and Mr. Bun, a little more powerful than it seems they should be.
fandom:calvinandhobbes  author:lalaietha  challenge:yuletide2012  pairing:calvin/susie  type:family  type:kidfic  type:future  type:makesmesmile  type:somethingperfect  length:1-5k 
december 2012 by blottingtheink
Fruitful - Resonant - Discworld - Terry Pratchett [Archive of Our Own]
The wedding of Cheery Littlebottom and Keen Slatequarry lasted precisely two and a half minutes, which made it by far the best wedding Sam Vimes had ever attended.

|| Oh god, yes please.
fandom:discworld  author:resonant  type:family  type:short  type:a+forgenderidentity  type:becausecharacterlove  length:<1k 
december 2012 by blottingtheink
Aboard, About, Above, Across - Jedi Buttercup (jedibuttercup) - Firefly [Archive of Our Own]
What a ramshackle schoolhouse they'd make. Mechanical engineering with Miz Frye; culture and history with Miz Serra; biology and chemistry, of course, with Mister Tam. Physical education, maybehaps, with Jayne-- and a little gun safety, too, when they were old enough to see their family carrying 'em around and start to be curious. Didn't want nobody treating 'em like toys. He'd cover literature; he'd worked his way through his Ma's library as a kid and acquired an abiding love for the written word he didn't much have cause to share, these days. Zoe could cover maths; River-girl might figure like she breathed, but she'd probably frustrate anyone not quite as quick as her. The arts, though. He thought River might enjoy being the one to teach them about <i>beauty</i>.

|| If that doesn't make you shudder, I don't know what to tell you. Wonderful.
fandom:firefly  author:jedibuttercup  type:gen  type:future  type:posttext  type:family  type:somethingperfect  type:ouchmyheart  type:birdsongsweet  length:1-5k 
december 2012 by blottingtheink
But yeah, you've heard of this guy. Your interest in pop culture is ironic and minimal but not to the point where you haven't heard of the man who steered his boat around the world twice and came back with one million dollars and about a dozen decapitated great white sharks.

You're interested. Vaguely impressed.

"Cool," you deadpan, "And why have your adventures brought you to my doorstep?"

He stands up straighter, "Not adventures, no. Meteors," he pauses, lets it sink in. You look at the girl under his arm, "It's been a while, but I believe you got one?"
fandom:homestuck  author:anon  challenge:hso2012  pairing:bro/grandpa  type:backstory  type:voice  type:characterization  type:ouchmyheart  type:family  type:feeeeeeeelings  type:stylisticappreciation  type:illustrated  length:1-5k 
august 2012 by blottingtheink
This Must Be the Place - thehoyden - Hockey RPF [Archive of Our Own]
There’s what everyone else does, and there’s what Sidney does, and there’s not much intersection between the two.

alksdj;laj;lafj OK SO IT'S OFFICIAL, SIDNEY CROSBY IS REALLY HARD FOR ME, I HAD TO TAKE, LIKE, ALL THE BREAKS DURING THIS. But it's in a really delightful way. For example:

When Jordy broke the news at the reception, Sidney texted Geno. Nothing much, just Jordy’s going to Carolina.

He’d clutched his phone in his hand, waiting for a response, and his phone had obediently buzzed a few minutes later with, Sid ((((((((, and Sidney stared at the Russian emoticons for a minute, all weird and eye-less.

Finally, he had typed back, Yeah. ((((((((((((((((((((((((. He’d worried for a moment that it was too many frowny faces, but he’d figured Geno would forgive him the excess, under the circumstances.


Fucking asshole.
fandom:hockeyrpffml  author:thehoyden  pairing:sidney/geno  type:domestic  type:characterization  type:livingtogetherfirst  type:obliviousness  type:oopsi'minlovewithyou  type:family  type:socialawkwardness  length:15-20k 
july 2012 by blottingtheink
awake at night - Asuka Kureru (Askerian) - Homestuck [Archive of Our Own]
There are certain expectations in troll society about taking in a freeloader with no place to go, as Dad Egbert finds out when he offers to host two of his son's stranded friends post-game.

AGHHHHH. This is heartbreaking, and so, so good--and it does SUCH A GOOD JOB going through how to kid, and deal with kid, it's like, all the negotiation and respect and firmness that I want from every kidfic, ever. DAMN.
fandom:homestuck  author:asukakureru  type:gen  type:kidfic  type:ohwownorly  type:ouchmyheart  type:family  type:thisshitisreal  type:postsburb  warningtype:noncon(discussed)  length:10k-15k 
july 2012 by blottingtheink
Not the Worst Step-Dad in the History of Everything - Pookaseraph - Suits (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
When the son he never knew he had is deposited on his doorstep by Child Protective Services, Harvey does the kindest thing he knows how to do: put Mike Ross on the case. Mike responds by doing what he does best: get emotionally attached to the client.
fandom:suits  author:pookaseraph  pairing:mike/harvey  type:kidfic  type:crackiscrazysauce  type:family  type:oopsyoufoundout  type:emotionallyconstipated  length:15-20k 
june 2012 by blottingtheink
When they finally come to destroy the earth (they'll have to go through you first) - AlchemyAlice - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
In which Tony Stark went to boarding school with Bruce Wayne, and the road to becoming a superhero is not smooth.

aljfda;lf;al;OU*DLIJD:LJSDAjs This is way more delightful than I thought it would be--gosh. Bruce and Tony here are that delightful balance of you're-hells-of-important-to-me and also-not-in-my-life-every-day that some friendships, bless 'em, and it's perfect.
fandom:avengers  fandom:dccomics  fandom:thedarkknight  type:friendship  type:surviving  type:family  type:gen  pairing:tony/steve  type:crossover  type:alternateuniverse  type:makesmesmile  length:5-10k 
may 2012 by blottingtheink
Living In Twilight - roachpatrol - Homestuck, Oregon Trail (Video Game), Organ Trail [Archive of Our Own]
“No more fuel,” you say. “The rocket board’s clean out, we’ll never make it to Oregon. We’ll never make it to the nearest Burger King.”

“There are these amazing inventions called feet, city boy,” Rose says. “I suggest you upgrade.”

This is a crossover with Organ Trail, the post-apocalyptic zombie version of the Oregon Trail educational game.

fandom:homestuck  author:roachpatrol  type:alternateuniverse  type:gen  type:zombies  type:apocalypse  type:family  type:friendship  type:surviving  type:knifeslidesin  type:posttext  length:1-5k 
may 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
well, let the drum beat drop - jonesandashes, pollyrepeat - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
Pepper leaves, and there’s no more pizza, and Thor’s already talked about Jane, and Tony suspects all of them realize, abruptly and simultaneously, that they actually have no idea what to do now. He is, in fact, pretty certain that they’re just a few minutes away from someone deciding to say something about the weather. It’s probably going to be him.

//SPOILERS for the film.

yes YES yes YES yes YES

Here, have a gen fic in which everyone is unrepentantly awesome in their canonical aspects. Ugh, Bruce and Natasha and Clint are my favorites. FOREVER. Iron Man can come too.
fandom:avengers  author:jonesandashes  author:pollyrepeat  type:gen  type:teamfic  type:workingitout  type:fivethings  type:family  type:friendship  type:becausecharacterlove  length:1-5k 
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
Halfway to human - gloss - Homestuck [Archive of Our Own]
The spunky detective lass has solved another case!

Oh my goodness, this is so great, and deserves way more attention than it's gotten.
fandom:homestuck  author:gloss  character:janecrocker  type:becausecharacterlove  type:awesome  type:pre-text  type:a+forgenderidentity  type:family  type:gen  length:1-5k 
may 2012 by blottingtheink
In Which Tony Stark Builds Himself Some Friends (But His Family Was Assigned by Nick Fury) - scifigrl47 - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
Steve takes things like personal responsibility and respect seriously. Tony's got people he pays to take care of that kind of thing, and anyway, he's pretty sure that he's going to die of some exotic disease in his workshop, because Dummy's still a little spotty about what is 'clean' enough to put on an open wound. The rest of the Avengers are in this for personal gain, except for Clint, he just enjoys being a dick.

And some things shouldn't be a chore.

Or, the one where Tony builds an army of Roombas. It has that ~thing~ that a lot of Tony POV stories have--where Tony is an emotional wreck, not-so-secretly--but Steve is well!meaning!all!the!time! But great, and super, super fun to read.
fandom:avengers  author:scifigrl47  pairing:tony/steve  type:series  type:workinprogress  type:family  type:emotionallyconstipated  type:sillysillyboys  type:crackiscrazysauce  type:justforfun  type:giggles  length:40-50k 
april 2012 by blottingtheink
Queen of the Cats - Gehayi - Discworld - Terry Pratchett [Archive of Our Own]
In which something is going wrong with cats; Diamanda is still trying to gain power the wrong way; Death provides a clue; Granny Weatherwax and Samuel Vimes have to work together; Sybil is perceptive; and Young Sam is in over his head. Written for Yuletide 2008.

Comforting and happy and delightful, the way Discworld should be. Also, I love the entire Vimes family, including Veternari. God. They give me all the feelings. (Also, how much SHOULD Vimes and Esme be anger-buddies? Beautiful.)
fandom:discworld  author:gehayi  type:gen  type:future  type:casefic  type:family  type:becausecharacterlove  type:beautiful  type:makesmesmile  length:16-20k 
april 2012 by blottingtheink
Stockholm Syndrome and other drugs - AlchemyAlice - The Avengers (2012), Marvel Avengers Movies Universe [Archive of Our Own]
Phil’s last thoughts are of two things: that Stark has apparently managed to finally adapt Clint’s crossbow to take tranq rounds, and that Steve Rogers is far more devious than he’s given credit for.

He identifies, with some horror, that what he feels most about this is a sort of terrible, aggravated fondness.

Christ. Fury had warned him, but he hadn’t expected the Stockholm Syndrome to kick in quite so fast.
fandom:avengers  author:alchemyalice  pairing:coulson/clint  type:dayinthelife  type:gen  type:birdsongsweet  type:family  type:friendship  length:1-5k 
march 2012 by blottingtheink
Got a real jam goin' down - Chapter 1 - RC_McLachlan - Suits (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Harvey has a family. An actual family. Mike needs to re-adjust his entire world view because this means Harvey isn't the bastard child of Lady Justice and Frank Abagnale.

fandom:suits  author:rc_mclachlan  pairing:mike/harvey  type:gen  type:family  type:giggles  type:makesmesmile  type:thefluffmaykillyounorly  type:criminallyadorable  length:1-5k 
march 2012 by blottingtheink
Amongst the Myths and Roses - clumsyoctopus - Homestuck [Archive of Our Own]
UU: yoU, in particular, will be welcoming one particular goddess into yoUr world.
TT: Goddess?
UU: yes! ^u^ the goddess of light herself.
TT: A chick, huh? Bummer.
UU: U_U i think yoU will honestly find her most engaging, dirk.
UU: shoUld yoU give her the proper chance!! u3u

ajpq4ualkzm.nareohypfzoij';LK'AKA;PQAUI My Derse kids are giving me feelings. DDDDD:
fandom:homestuck  author:clumsyoctopus  type:gen  type:future  type:alphasession  type:family  type:workingitout  type:becausecharacterlove  length:10k-15k 
march 2012 by blottingtheink
Down From the Bird's Eye View - BlackEyedGirl - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
Clint has difficulty adjusting to people he has to deal with at ground level.

This is delightful. I really love this Clint: quiet, relaxed, and totally, totally unbalanced by people.
fandom:avengers  author:blackeyedgirl  pairing:coulson/clint  type:characterization  type:characterstudy  type:workingitout  type:family  type:teamfic  type:chinhands  length:1-5k 
february 2012 by blottingtheink
My Little Devilbaby - Anonymous - Homestuck [Archive of Our Own]
TG: shut up strider las time we went drinking u passed out after two beers
TT: I was sick.
TG: yeah u were
TG: on the babies
TG: maybe thwats why my baby is so ffcuked up
TG: shes got vomit-induced trauma in her brain


this is my head-canon: RoLalonde is NOT ACTUALLY passive aggressive, she's just a huge fuck-up and loves her little devilbaby, and whatever, she's drunk! this seems like a funny game--
fandom:homestuck  author:stellarbird  type:gen  type:family  type:pretext  type:hilarifying  type:becausecharacterlove  type:awesome  length:<1k 
january 2012 by blottingtheink
No More - lantadyme // Homestuck
Rose is all planning and careful construction, and Dave flies by the frenetic beat of electronic drums. Dave runs in valiant and brave before he even knows what he's doing, and he throws himself away over and over, and for him it had been four long months of stifling suffering and hopeless frustration.

fandom:homestuck  author:lantadyme  type:gen  type:midtext  type:grief  type:ouchmyheart  type:family  length:1-5k 
december 2011 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".


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


(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
insect clockwork - SORD - Homestuck [Archive of Our Own]
The last time it was this loud and this hot your Young Ward (he hates that nickname because Robin's name is Dick Grayson and you're basically calling him "Penis") was six months old and cranky as a motherfucker. Pretty much just like right now, only cuter and louder and stupider. Right now Mr. Less-cute is sleeping in front of the TV, hair plastered to his forehead with sweat, and you can't help watching him breath through his mouth like he got lobotomized with a Lawn Jart. It kind of breaks your heart, how big he is, and you have to wonder when he grew up.



BRO BRO BRO your sincerity is showing
fandom:homestuck  author:SORD  type:gen  type:characterization  type:family  type:short  type:ouchmyheart  type:sillysillyboys  length:1-5k 
december 2011 by blottingtheink
Feelings Are Boring - lazulisong - Star Trek (2009) [Archive of Our Own]
This is not exactly what Jim thought the 'exploring strange new worlds and exotic civilizations' was about. Also, Vulcans are kind of crazy. Jim and Spock go through a alien ritual, which, yes, changes everything -- he's hoping for the better. Spock just wants to get through this with his sanity, if not his dignity, mostly intact.

So, so, so delightful. Also Winona is a person! A ridiculous one, but a person. LOVE IT.
fandom:startrekreboot  author:lazulisong  pairing:kirk/spock  type:longandsatisfying  type:wewerealwaysinlove  type:oopsi'minlovewithyou  type:everyoneelseknows  type:soulbond  type:ponfarr  type:family  type:characterization  length:20-25k 
november 2011 by blottingtheink
The New Deal - Chapter 1 - Closer - Suits (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
It's December, 1998. Bill Clinton's in the White House (maybe not for long; impeachment hearings are set for the new year) and Barenaked Ladies are on the radio a lot.

Harvey knows the former, because he's following the legal twists like all the other students. He's sketchy on the latter because at the moment he's in the middle of 2L at Harvard Law and despite giving every impression of never working, working is basically all he does. Learning how to make what he does seem effortless is, he thinks, one more part of the training that started with Jessica plucking him out of juvie and will end --

Well, in a Senior Partner position at Pearson Hardman, but he doesn't know that yet. Right now his dreams are a little simpler: beating Scotty in Moot Court, getting his JD in at least the top five of his class, passing the Bar, and going to work at Pearson Hardman.





(this is the Harvey finds Mike on his doorstep fic everyone's been tagging; it's long, chaptered, and, I'm assuming, beautiful, but here's another look that is not the summary, because that summary had me running away like whoa.)

ETA: Just finished, and I actualfax waved my arms around in the air like I was being accosted by the wasps of awesomeness. This was amazing.
fandom:suits  author:closer  type:gen  type:family  type:alternateuniverse  type:backstory  type:stylisticappreciation  type:awesome  type:flailhands  warningtype:abuse(past)  warningtype:ptsd(implied)  length:30-40k 
november 2011 by blottingtheink
gyzym: avengers fic - situation normal: all fucked up (steve/tony, nc-17) [1/3]
As it turns out, fighting crime is the easy part. Sequel to Ready, Aim, Fire.

Although, really, this is still just slightly-insecure both of them, an interlude with giant bunnies, and the reappearance of Bucky Barnes.

It is a delight, and Jizz's run-on-sentence-fifty-thoughts-at-once-and-many-of-them-self-deprecating-Tony-Stark is as wonderful as ever.

Also. THOR. “I was only thinking of what noble deeds I might have accomplished on the back of He Who Eats Carrots Boldly In The Night." GENIUS. I want gyzym to write a gen interlude about Thor and--Bruce, I think. But mostly Thor.
fandom:avengers  fandom:captainamerica  fandom:ironman  author:gyzym  pairing:tony/steve  type:sequel  type:backfromthedead  type:sillysillyboys  type:domestic  type:family  type:oopsi'minlovewithyou  type:smmmmmmmut  type:hilarifying  type:makesmesmile  length:25-30k 
october 2011 by blottingtheink
luciazephyr: The Stars And Scones Bakery And Coffee Shop, part 4/5 (Dresden Files, Harry/Marcone, Bakery AU)
The Dresden Bakery AU I know I have tagged already, but continues to be brilliant. In this update, Dresden doesn't know how to handle having a family and his abandonment issues, and it hurts me. I just want him to wear the pink apron always.

Also he yells at Marcone for his jealous ways, and every ridiculous overdramatic angervomit is actually totally valid and I love it. Lucia Tanaka/Zephyr, I love you.
fandom:dresdenfiles  author:luciazephyr  pairing:dresden/marcone  type:longandsatisfying  type:alternateuniverse  type:contemporaryau  type:bakeryau  type:baristaau  type:ouchmyheart  type:family  type:epic  type:characterization  type:awesome  warningtype:anxietyattacks  warningtype:childabuse(past)  warningtype:noncon(past)  warningtype:ptsd 
october 2011 by blottingtheink
A Family in Five Acts - Gehayi - The Dresden Files [Archive of Our Own]
Over the years, Ivy acquires three fathers.

I am WATERING in my EYES while my roommates are watching BASEBALL. That is what this has done to me.
fandom:dresdenfiles  author:gehayi  type:gen  type:family  type:backstory  type:short  type:becausecharacterlove  type:birdsongsweet 
october 2011 by blottingtheink
honey_wheeler: common threads
Set during and after the Battle for Hogwarts, Deathly Hallows.

Side-characters: sadly, softly, broken families. Beautiful, and made me put my fist to my mouth a couple of times. Tonks, Andromeda, Fleur and George are probably my favorites, but they're all great (except, maybe, for a moment with the silly brave Slytherins-must-actually-be-Gryffindors trope, but it's in characterfor the speakers, so). Excellent.
fandom:harrypotter  author:honey_wheeler  pairing:bill/fleur  pairing:remus/tonks  type:gen  type:drabble  type:posttext  type:becausecharacterlove  type:family  type:grief  type:softly  type:ouchmyheart  type:characterization  type:personalcanon  from delicious
september 2011 by blottingtheink
veritasrecords: Fic: How One Thing Leads to Another, A Story of Coincidence [The Social Network][1/2]
At 42, Eduardo Saverin has three things to his name: a plane ticket, one half of a formerly conjugal bank account, and a list.

|| I love so many things about this. The prose seems nearly effortless, and the families antistar_e portrays are recognizable and recognizably contemporary. Furthermore, I love this Mark and Eduardo, and the way they've been hit by age and its experiences. Wonderful.
fandom:thesocialnetwork  author:antistar_e  pairing:mark/eduardo  type:posttext  type:kidfic  type:family  type:beautiful  type:softly  type:ouchmyheart  type:somethingperfect  from delicious
september 2011 by blottingtheink
A Small Spark Neglected - gyzym - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
Someone’s setting fires in Wizarding London, and Teddy Lupin’s going to have to marry a Potter.

Early Gyzym, and a thoroughly enjoyable romp. The elements that make her such a phenomenal writer are there--fun plots, engaging and distinctive character voices, and attention to family detail--but it's quite clearly early work when compared to some of the breathtaking tone and detail work she churns out now. Nevertheless, very, very fun. 
fandom:harrypotter  author:gyzym  pairing:albusseverus/scorpius  pairing:teddy/james  type:posttext  type:family  type:hijinks  type:fluff  type:justforfun  type:casefic  from delicious
july 2011 by blottingtheink
fahye_fic: [X-Men: anthem for doomed youth, 1/2]
She can do amazing things, but her powers have to be hidden. She feels as though she's waiting for something, a role that life hasn't seen fit to offer her yet, and while she waits at least she has her best friend to keep her company.<br />
<br />
Wonderful, wonderful character study. Starts in Raven and Charles's childhoods and moves forward.
fandom:x-men(firstclass)  author:fahye  pairing:erik/charles  pairing:raven/erik  character:raven(xmfc)  type:characterization  type:characterstudy  type:family  type:longandsatisfying  type:thisishowwedevelop  from delicious
july 2011 by blottingtheink
1stclass_kink: Prompt Post: Waking up in all the wrong places
Charles and Erik keep ending up in each other's beds, even when they go to sleep somewhere else. Beach divorce, what beach divorce, (I would laugh SO HARD if that became an accepted acronym, as in EWE, although BDWBD is maybe too many letters), and ends in some really delightful smut. The ooh, thinking sexythoughts at me makes me really really hot is a nice present at the end.  
fandom:x-men(firstclass)  author:sarassin  pairing:erik/charles  type:slowburn  type:ust  type:sharingabed  type:family  type:birdsongsweet  type:fluff  type:lazycomfortable  type:smmmmmmmut  type:telepathicsex  from delicious
july 2011 by blottingtheink
etothepii: Seems So Easy for Everybody Else 1/2, PG-13, Sherlock
Warnings: trigger warnings for trans issues, brief mention of suicidal ideation

Summary: He signs his correspondences to the police as Sherlock H, as he always has, and he signs his letters to his parents as SH -- they can take what they will from the S. He signs his school assignments S. Holmes, and manages to get away with it because he is the only Holmes in his classes. FtM!Sherlock.

|| Oh, etothepii, I just want to roll around in everything you've ever written. This is gorgeous and heart-aching and perfect.
fandom:bbcsherlock  author:etothepii  type:gen  type:genderidentity  type:longandsatisfying  type:characterization  type:backstory  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:family  type:justthisedgeofpainful  type:closetocanonau  type:somethingperfect  from delicious
july 2011 by blottingtheink
He could only guess what Moira was thinking. Probably something along the lines of a drunken cross-dressing orgy.<br />
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Hee hee hee. Drunken hijinks, let me have them.
fandom:x-men(firstclass)  author:anon  pairing:erik/charles  pairing:raven/hank  type:family  type:trope  type:kinkmeme  type:silliness  type:justforfun  from delicious
june 2011 by blottingtheink
medie | [fic] And Some Mommies Are Blue [XMFC, f!Hank/Alex, pg] 1/1
Warning, this story contains flagrant reworking of canon in the form of cis-gender change and messing with the Summers Family Tree.<br />
Scott is five and his Mommy is blue. He is not blue and, at five, it's the height of tragedy and Alex has no clue what to do with him.<br />
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So, given a very strange re-working of canon (really! the things we come up with!), this fic actually feels more realistic than any of the canon ever has. These feel like real people, the way that there are weighty things in regular days. I love it.
fandom:x-men(firstclass)  author:medie  pairing:hank/alex  type:family  type:sexswap  type:alternateuniverse  type:closetocanonau  type:kidfic  type:takeanideaandrun  from delicious
june 2011 by blottingtheink
sour_idealist: Title: The View from Up HereFandom:
"This is ridiculous crack (except it has bits that aren't.) AU wherein everyone lives and remains on the same side, and I do not apologize for that element, but I do apologize for everything else."<br />
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I love everything that this fic chooses to be, and the same for the photo it's based on. The one where Charles is stuck in a tree.
fandom:x-men(firstclass)  author:sour-idealist  pairing:erik/charles  pairing:raven/angel  type:family  type:fluff  type:justforfun  type:short  type:giggles  type:happilyeverafter  type:makesmesmile  type:alternateuniverse  from delicious
june 2011 by blottingtheink
oflights: mark/eduardo fic: here comes the sun (1/6)
This is a story about growing up, sad 70's rock songs, too much hair gel, "Maxwell's Silver Hammer", a baby with curly hair, a Geiger counter, a dog that isn't named Max, the Chicken Dance, Cheerios, pepper-spray, drugs, sex, and a stuffed chicken named Cluckerberg, nicknamed Cluck. or: Mark raises Sean's accidental baby, and I write the fluffiest thing ever.<br />
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fandom:thesocialnetwork  author:oflights  pairing:mark/eduardo  type:longandsatisfying  type:kidfic  type:future  type:workingitout  type:wewerealwaysinlove  type:sillysillyboys  type:oopsi'minlovewithyou  type:family  from delicious
june 2011 by blottingtheink
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