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Tell the Lord of the Radch what you require. - Crane_Among_Celandines - Imperial Radch Series - Ann Leckie [Archive of Our Own]
Kalr Five, choosing tea sets.

|| Honestly I find the author notes even more satisfying than the fic itself, but it's all a bit of lovely missing scene, tense and fraught and full of people still loving things and the Lord being cutting and giving at the same time.
fandom:radch  author:crane_among_celadines  type:gen  type:missingscene  type:takeanideaandrun  length:1-5k 
september 2017 by blottingtheink
Imaginary Friend - mousapelli - Haikyuu!! [Archive of Our Own]
It's just a weird coincidence, probably, that Kenma had made a wish on his birthday candles that if being in a Sentai was too much to ask, that he could have least one best friend kind of like that. And then the next day Kuroo Tetsurou was strolling into Kenma's backyard and banging on the screen door like he owned the place. That sense of unreality had never quite worn the whole way off.

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

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

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

|| Background Jimin/Jungkook and Taehyung/Yoongi, but the selling point for me on this was the excellent 95line friendship--lots of snark, ultimately 100% there for each other, even texting each other in the middle of the night in the same room. University AU.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:duchesscass  pairing:jimin/v  pairing:jimin/jungkook  pairing:suga/v  type:gen  type:friendship  type:makesmesmile  type:college  type:alternateuniverse  length:1-5k 
june 2016 by blottingtheink
stultiloquentia | who you callin' cactus?
I was in the middle of telling Lis I needed Bitty to mentor a trans frog when the tadpole comics came out. When Lis said, "Trans Whiskey?" I said, "Whiskey is shaped like a Dorito; how has he been on T for less than a year?" but we decided this was insufficient reason to stop me. We'll just lampshade it instead, right? Dorito was his nickname when he played with the Pacific Steelers in the Junior Women's Hockey League. Yeah, yeah, just call him Captain Canada. At 5'10", he was tall. Commentators used to call him a "gritty power forward."

Those were the days.

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

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

|| Gosh, look at that number 5. Look at it. Look at it taking all of VIXX to establish this. The tone in this is light and delighted and kind of wondering, and it's such a deft Sanghyuk--trolly but observant, even if he's not the BEST at providing comfort... he's certainly not the worst. The specific kind of relationship Hakyeon and he have, too... Just. Really really good. Lots of teasing, lots of tolerating, lots of support.
fandom:kpop  fandom:vixx  author:renquise  type:gen  type:de-aged  type:takeanideaandrun  type:characterization  type:makesmesmile  length:1-5k 
april 2016 by blottingtheink
look at me, everything looks different - Chapter 1 - elfiepike - CLC (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Finally Sorn looked up, holding her hand palms flat against the frets. Sorn’s face was soft and open but Seunghee knew that Sorn was even better at playing her part than Seunghee was.

|| This fic is tiny but it takes me apart in all the best ways; putting a quiet voice to the small uncertain sadness I've been carrying about CLC and not understanding what is up with them, and how they're doing, and this takes the two softest members and has them help each other back to this hard, hard job they've found themselves in. All in about 500 words, god, I love it so much.
fandom:kpop  fandom:clc  author:elfiepike  pairing:seunghee/sorn  type:gen  type:canonexpansion  type:ouchmyheart  type:softly  type:characterization  type:birdsongsweet  type:myheart  type:surviving  length:<1k 
march 2016 by blottingtheink
mutuals; or, how to be a Super Secret Fanboy - jonghyunslisterine - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
taehyung and jimin run big bang fan blogs on tumblr, messaging almost daily.

little do they know- they're actually roommates.

|| This is so cute. Part of me the whole time was just like "TELL THEM," and the shenanigans to not tell each other got a little involved, but that's honestly part of the conceit--"how silly would this be." Also, as part of the someone-sees-you-on-tumblr-will-still-deny-having-a-tumblr-squad, like. I get it. Anyway really fun vmin characterization, and the tumblr messaging parts were delightful. The Jungkook cameo ended up better than I imagined. Korean-American AU.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:jonghyunslisterine  pairing:jimin/v  type:gen  type:alternateuniverse  type:college  type:americaau  type:hijinks  type:silliness  type:friendship  type:makesmesmile  length:1-5k 
march 2016 by blottingtheink
One Sick Kookie - lilithlamb - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
Jungkook is bad at asking for help, but when a cold turns into something more serious, he doesn't have much of a choice.

|| Is this Hurt/Comfort? It probably.... It definitely is, lol. Anyway, it feels more about the relationship of all 7 members and the way they band together to take care of each other; each of their different responses feel pretty accurate, too, I really enjoyed that. Jin and Yoongi and to some extent Namjoon taking control of the situation or giving direction, Jin mothering, Jimin and Tae and Hoseok trying to provide help physically. I like that the length makes it develop as sickness does; that there's no FIXING it through them caring, but everyone's doing the best they can, once they figure it out. Gen.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:lilithlamb  type:gen  type:hurt/comfort  type:sickfick  type:friendship  type:dynamics  length:10k-15k 
march 2016 by blottingtheink
Hush - Siobhandestele - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
“Are you comfortable?” Seokjin asks gently, scooting towards the wall so Jungkook would have a little more wiggle room. Jungkook nods into his shoulder.

|| Touch-starved Jungkook is skittish with Bangtan, but they're willing to wait him out (or drag him into things, if they're Hoseok or Jimin). Really really lovely, if a few grammatical errors. (Ignore me really enjoying Jimin sitting in JK's lap, move along)
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:siobhandestele  type:gen  type:cuddling  type:birdsongsweet  type:growingup  type:myheart  length:1-5k 
march 2016 by blottingtheink
have you heard - Chapter 1 - peradi - Star Wars - All Media Types, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015) [Archive of Our Own]
"Was FN-2187 a Stormtrooper? I heard he was. Is he?"

It's a woman's voice, trembling and very young. 

Finn pulls the transmitter to his mouth. His lips brush it as he speaks. "Yes. I was. I was, and I'm not anymore. My name is Finn. What's yours?"

The rush of static is a sigh of relief. "They call me Fiver."

|| I started crying here, and still haven't stopped. Finn sparks a revolution.

Currently the first part of 3, but works as a standalone. Good gOD, fuck me up. I would read a million of these the-stormtroopers-rebel fics. A million.
fandom:starwars  author:peradi  type:gen  type:posttext  type:heavyheartedandlookingup  type:surviving  type:ouchmyheart  type:hope  length:1-5k 
january 2016 by blottingtheink
home is where the heart is - jflawless - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
“Wow,” Jin’s already talking as he walks out of his room, half the boys still asleep while the other three, Yoongi, Namjoon and Jungkook are scattered across the small common area with mugs and half eaten bagels littering the table, “It looks like Yoongi made his bed this morning!” 

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

|| This is really sweet. The conflict is more with the members than between Yoongi and Jimin, and it doesn't go farther than bedsharing, but. Sweet.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:jflawless  pairing:jimin/suga  type:gen  type:bedsharing  type:workingitout  type:friendship  type:birdsongsweet  length:1-5k 
january 2016 by blottingtheink
"if you're a man, you smile with your teeth!" - warfare - 月刊少女野崎くん | Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun [Archive of Our Own]
Chiyo, Nozaki, and Mikorin find complaints on the internet that "Let's Love!" is too boring, so they try to do research on what teenage girls are interested in and are appalled by what they find. Chiyo dresses up like a boy; Kashima is heartbroken that Hori does not dress up like a girl. Waka may be kind of gay for Seo. Mayu's classmates weigh in on the current arc of "Let's Love!" and Mayu takes a nap, which is a mistake.

|| This is silly, and doesn't really go anywhere, but the hijinks are in the same vein as the source material, and I actually do really like the Chiyo/Nozaki arc. Also I laughed out loud multiple times.
fandom:nozaki-kun  author:warfare  pairing:nozaki/sakura  type:gen  type:hijinks  type:crossdressing  type:humor  type:justforfun  length:5-10k 
january 2016 by blottingtheink
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
Towards Tomorrow, with a Sailor Yell - Chapter 1 - elfiepike - Perfume (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
A-chan sometimes laughed to realize that she no longer thought of the day she got her powers as The Day She And Her Two Best Friends Became Superheroes, even though it still stands out as one of those unforgettable moments, with Princess Kyary appearing in her TV like the girl from Ringu, if the girl in Ringu had been wearing neon gothic lolita and trailed dancers and court nobles behind her. Also, it was right in the middle of an episode of Music Station, so not the most ominous of entrance moments.

|| This is so sweet, literally, and I love the world it builds, and the possibilities of Perfume's hijinks together.
fandom:jpop  fandom:perfume  author:elfiepike  type:gen  type:alternateuniverse  type:superpowers  type:magicalgirls  type:originstory  type:justforfun  type:cute  type:hijinks  length:1-5k 
january 2016 by blottingtheink
There May Be Some Collateral Damage - Chapter 1 - metisket - Bleach, Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
Ichigo’s been ordered to go undercover at a magic school to bodyguard a kid named Harry Potter, and this would be fine, except that he’s about as good at bodyguarding as he is at magic. And he considers it a good day, magic-wise, if he hasn’t set anything on fire.

|| I clicked on this thinking, "No way. NO WAY." but this was delightful and fun and really INTERESTING, the way watching a car crash that also takes out half a city block would be interesting. If somehow all the people in that city block were also evil.

Anyway, a really wonderful take on what Ichigo would do to the HP universe, and how his presence would change things. His outsider perspective is really aces.
fandom:harrypotter  fandom:bleach  author:metisket  type:gen  type:crossover  type:takeanideaandrun  type:characterization  type:longandsatisfying  type:justforfun  length:60-80k 
november 2015 by blottingtheink
Your Highnessness - shadydave - Jupiter Ascending (2015), Guardians of the Galaxy (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far a—

Yeah, I know that’s not when it happened, but that’s how you start this kind of—

I don’t know, do I look like George Lucas?

No, he made the movie. No, it doesn’t have Kevin Bacon. Not everything has Kevin Bacon!

Of course it’s still good!

Fine, you dicks. If you think you know better than one of the greatest stories of the human race:

A short time ago, in this galaxy...
fandom:gotg  fandom:jupiterascending  author:shadydave  pairing:jupiter/caine  type:gen  type:posttext  type:crossover  type:takeanideaandrun  type:justforfun  length:1-5k 
october 2015 by blottingtheink
riding seaward on the waves - bazooka - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
Over 95% of the world's oceans remain unexplored, but Jimin doesn't particularly care. Jimin just wants an A and to get out of going in the (very literal) shark tank.

|| Pre-slash, but comfortable and lovely. I like that Jimin and Taehyung are still friend-married, that's essential, as always. A light-hearted ocean-related semi-remix of that one Jimin-comes-from-the-ocean fic, and a nice moment of tension that builds out of that.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:bazooka  pairing:jimin/rapmonster  type:gen  type:preslash  type:alternateuniverse  type:college  type:takeanideaandrun  type:remix  type:justforfun  length:1-5k 
september 2015 by blottingtheink
#25: headspace for three (for yassan): kpop_ficmix
The saying goes: one man’s space junk is another alien’s meal ticket. Likewise: what’s Song Minho’s burden to carry across the stars, becomes Lee Seunghoon’s chance at redemption.

|| Oh my gosh, this is so good? Parts get choppy with space lingo, and a little hard to follow, but overall there's a lot of story and world here, for something less than 10,000 words. These are more Winner-inspired characters than anything (poor Seungyoon is the villain), but I like them.
fandom:kpop  fandom:winner  author:anon  pairing:jinwoo/mino/seunghoon  type:gen  type:spaceau  type:aliens  type:alternateuniverse  type:revolution  type:heavyheartedandlookingup  type:takeanideaandrun  type:remix  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
i'll take care of you (don't worry) - yoogni - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
he liked to scratch at the edges of the cuff, twist his fingers into the material and pull it tightly around his hand, or just curl his fingertips around the very bottom and hold it securely, grounding himself and stilling his itchy fingers.

it's all very discreet, and he supposes he's lucky he can stim so easily with just a big enough shirt.

|| This is so short, but it's so lovely, and I'm just sitting here like "And her heart grew 10 sizes that day."
fandom:bts  fandom:kpop  author:yoogni  pairing:jungkook/yoongi  type:gen  type:neurodivergent  type:birdsongsweet  type:lovely  type:short  type:myheart  type:makesmesmile  length:<1k 
july 2015 by blottingtheink
Like A Milli - galmaegi - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
Taehyung runs for student council against the love of her life, Jung Hoseok.

|| This is barely shippy--but I enjoyed the Tae and Hoseok a lot, and Taehyung and Jimin are bffs, which, like, tbh often sells me on a fic. Sweet.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:galmaegi  pairing:v/j-hope  type:alternateuniverse  type:alwaysagirl  type:highschoolau  type:cute  type:birdsongsweet  type:gen  type:friendship  length:1-5k 
july 2015 by blottingtheink
(what a day) — The Agile
Cheedo is thirteen years, or seven, depending on if you ask her. If you ask her, then she’d whisper ‘a little more than 2,500 days’ and someone will pat her head. She had been five for a little over two years until she hit a growth spurt. She tries eating less.

|| I LOVE THIS I LOVE THIS, MY DISTRESSED DOUBTING LYING DAUGHTER
fandom:madmax  author:bonehandledknife  type:gen  type:characterstudy  type:backstory  type:ouchmyheart  type:just_yes  type:becausecharacterlove  length:1-5k 
june 2015 by blottingtheink
close your eyes and listen carefully to my story - lilacflowers - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
jimin knew they’d be together forever, and there’s nobody else he’d rather spend forever with.

|| Really really cute soulmates. Again, kind of that fandom-everyone's-good-at-communication-trope? But that's a kind of id fic that I really enjoy, actually.
fandom:bts  fandom:kpop  author:lilacflowers  pairing:jimin/v  type:gen  type:queerplatonic  type:criminallyadorable  type:college  type:justforfun  length:1-5k 
june 2015 by blottingtheink
do you - checkmarks - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
just wear what you want how you want to, that’s swag, that’s it. (namjoon is having trouble expressing himself through style again)

|| The random OC in the middle nearly kicked me out of this, but Jin is super cute, and it's true--skirted Namjoon is so important. Lapslock, a little rushed.
fandom:bts  fandom:kpop  author:checkmarks  pairing:jin/rapmonster  type:gen  type:takeanideaandrun  type:a+forgenderidentity  type:workingitout  length:1-5k 
june 2015 by blottingtheink
a nice girl, slightly dilettanteish - transversely - Chihayafuru [Archive of Our Own]
“I am by nature given to flights of extreme perspicacity. It’s your turn to add a flavor, don’t make it messy. It has to retain this air of delicacy, since it’s a flavor expressing Snowmaru’s winter melancholy. Don’t think that simply because he is a snowman, he isn’t prone to winter melancholy, that is a rookie mistake.”

|| Parts of this are hard to follow, but I really enjoyed Shinobu--incisive, vain, insecure, aware of herself as a prodigy but turned-topsy by the ephemeral nature of that term. And weird. Which is IMPORTANT. I also really liked her interactions with the adults--that she takes herself totally seriously, but they can see how that seriousness is letting herself down, limiting her.
fandom:chihayafuru  author:transversely  pairing:chihaya/shinobu  type:gen  type:midtext  type:characterstudy  type:justthisedgeofpainful  type:sillysillypeople  length:10k-15k 
may 2015 by blottingtheink
뽀뽀 - pinksnowboots - BTOB [Archive of Our Own]
Sungjae’s not really good at expressing himself in ways that most people understand, and Peniel’s not good at expressing himself in a language he only half-understands, so they make quite a good pair.

Peniel and Sungjae love each other but aren't in love with each other and that's ok.

|| Queerplatonic and super great!!!
fandom:kpop  fandom:btob  author:pinksnowboots  pairing:peniel/sungjae  type:gen  type:friendship  type:a+forsexuality  type:makesmesmile  length:1-5k 
march 2015 by blottingtheink
how it starts - rubato - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
Hoseok gets stuck in stage mode.

Yoongi takes him in carefully, eyes sweeping over him with close attention. Hoseok's stomach swoops a bit. Yoongi clears his throat before he asks lowly, "Is that what you want, Hoseok? To be quiet, for me? Do you think you can do that?"

nonsexual yoonseok d/s

|| Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh my god, ohhhhhhhhh my god. (First in an excellent series; this one is my favorite.)
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:rubato  pairing:suga/j-hope  type:gen  type:kink  type:kinknegotiation  type:dom/sub  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:workingitout  type:ohwownorly  length:1-5k 
march 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
renquise
Eunkwang snuggles into his belly. “Is that Hakyeon you’re talking to?”

"Yeah," Minhyuk says. "Until someone came and made my phone disappear somewhere in the abyss of this bedroom."

|| THIS! IS! SO! CUTE! SO READY FOR THE SEQUEL(S) TBH!!!! TIME TO STEAL HAKYEON AWAY, DADLINE!
fandom:kpop  fandom:vixx  fandom:btob  author:renquise  pairing:eunkwang/minhyuk/n  type:gen  type:friendship  type:oopsi'minlovewithyou  type:pining!  type:criminallyadorable  type:characterization  type:makesmesmile  length:1-5k 
march 2015 by blottingtheink
Five Naps, or, Drooling on Your Members' Shoulders as a Bonding Activity - renquise - VIXX [Archive of Our Own]
"No, no, go back to sleep, it's still Hongbin's turn," Hakyeon says. He hits Wonshik's neck in the lightest chop and then flattens his hand against his cheek, pushing him back against his shoulder. "There. I knocked you out, you're asleep."

"Mmm," Wonshik agrees. Hakyeon has bony shoulders, and they really shouldn't be this comfortable.

|| Exactly what it says on the tin. This must have escaped me during one of my periods of tab-collecting--sweet, and wonderful, and sleepy-eyed and darling. Each vignette is pitch-perfect for the members.
fandom:kpop  fandom:vixx  author:renquise  type:gen  type:sleepingtogetherfirst  type:criminallyadorable  type:makesmesmile  type:fivethings  type:characterization  type:voice  length:1-5k 
february 2015 by blottingtheink
The Sundry Times, Jewish Bucky pls
Bucky thinks he’s got a lot to atone for. Fortunately, there’s a holy day for that.

|| Oh. A tiny little thing, but a good one.
fandom:avengers  fandom:captainamerica  author:copperbadge  type:gen  type:posttext  type:a+forreligion  type:takeanideaandrun  type:friendship  type:surviving  type:short  length:notspecified 
january 2015 by blottingtheink
A Flag That Bears the Name - Chash - Attack the Block (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
It doesn't feel right, going back to the stuff they were doing before. He can remember the person he was when he decided to mug Sam, but now he knows Sam, and he saved everyone here. He might have saved everyone.

When he closes his eyes, he hears them chanting his name, and he can't go back. They know him now. People say hello to him when they see him. They thank him.

This is his block.

|| FUCK. I'm crying. Fuck. This is exactly what I needed, post-that movie--this is a PHENOM Moses: quiet and semi-sure, but DEEPLY sure of his home, and figuring it out as he goes, both literally and figuratively. And everyone else is great, too. This is everything I want for this universe, post-canon, damn. Damn. My heart.
fandom:rare  fandom:attacktheblock  author:chash  type:gen  type:posttext  type:superheros  type:characterization  type:takeanideaandrun  type:somethingperfect  type:personalcanon  length:1-5k 
january 2015 by blottingtheink
charm offensive - hardlygolden - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
“What’s Rosa like?” Amy asks, curious about her absent colleague.

Gina smiles. “She is just the sweetest,” she enthuses and then cackles. “Ell oh ell. I couldn’t even say that with a straight face. She is going to eat you alive.” Gina makes a strange abortive claw gesture, as if miming detaching Amy’s eyes from their sockets and using them as the key ingredient in a margarita.

|| I wanted more from this than its ending, but the voices throughout plus the fact I adore these two is enough to make it worthwhile.
fandom:bk99  author:hardlygolden  type:gen  type:workingitout  type:dayinthelife  type:backstory  type:voice  length:1-5k 
january 2015 by blottingtheink
the places we call home - jan - Natsume Yuujinchou [Archive of Our Own]
As it turns out, moving in was the easy part. The difficulty was in moving away: in the instant that the train pulled out of the station and the platform began to recede, and in the sudden shock of distance carried down a crackling phone line, and through the moments and moments since, at breakfast or dinner or half-asleep in a room whose shadows he had yet to learn. But he learns those, eventually, as he learns many other things -- things that, years ago, he would have lacked even the vocabulary for. For instance: forming a new home does not mean abandoning an old one. Many things can endure across distances. To be apart from someone does not mean you have lost them.

|| Oh, I loved this. Quiet and meditative in exactly the way the series is, with a fantastic grasp on both Natsume and Madara's voices. Has a couple of brief cameos of Madara in human form that were unexpectedly really compelling for me.
fandom:natsume  author:jan  type:gen  type:future  type:growingup  type:findingyourway  type:friendship  type:dynamics  type:voice  type:characterization  type:softly  type:somethingperfect  length:1-5k 
january 2015 by blottingtheink
Odd Man Rush - Lexie - Check Please! (Webcomic) [Archive of Our Own]
"Chowder, my son: we’re gonna get you hammered, you fuckin’ beaut.”

“I don't know if that's the best idea," Eric says dubiously, looking at the back of Chowder’s dejected head.

“Bits, it’s Haus tradition!” Shitty exclaims, warming to his subject. He’s probably about five seconds from striking a Captain Morgan pose with his foot on a chair. “It’s got to be done!”

“Okay,” Chowder says, unexpectedly. He bolts upright. There is a gigantic red mark on his forehead from the table. “Yeah, okay! Let’s get hammered!!”

|| :) This fandom is so good for supportive friendship fic, dang.
fandom:checkplease  author:lexie  pairing:bitty/jack  type:gen  type:friendship  type:slowburn  type:makesmesmile  length:5-10k 
january 2015 by blottingtheink
a single thread - aliferlia - CLAMP - Fandom, xxxHoLic [Archive of Our Own]
CLAMP Secret Santa 2014! The xxxholic trio gets a happy ending.

|| Oh. I was worried I was going to be disappointed by this--but I actually really liked it. Strikes the dialogue tone of holic that is so odd: part daily banter, part loaded vagueblogging (basically), part stunningly and awkwardly honest.
fandom:xxxholic  author:aliferlia  pairing:doumeki/himawari/watanuki  type:posttext  type:workingitout  type:friendship  type:birdsongsweet  type:inlove  type:gen  length:1-5k 
january 2015 by blottingtheink
white balance - sasireun - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
Yoongi brings his camera along to the event without thinking much about it, but Jimin really is too cute to resist photographing.

(Alternate-reality where Yoongi becomes a Jimin fansite master.)

|| This is actually just gen, for all that Suga has a raging crush on Jimin and Jimin is adorable back, but I liked it actually really a lot. (Even though the idea of BTS debuting without Suga kind of boggles my mind; he has written not only a third of their rap parts but SEVERAL OF THEIR SONGS--and then without Jin too? Okay whatever whatever it's fine.) Part of the fun, I think, is to see the mirror of the slide into OOPS I'M REALLY INVESTED IN THIS BAND, but Suga's very cute about it, and also has a side life. I still don't understand this pairing, but they are both adorable rabbits so okay.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:sasireun  pairing:suga/jimin  type:gen  type:alternateuniverse  type:fandomau  type:takeanideaandrun  type:criminallyadorable  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:birdsongsweet  length:5-10k 
january 2015 by blottingtheink
The Ladies Book Club of the Ninety-Ninth Precinct - igrockspock - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
The rules of the book club are as follows:

1. Book club is called book club. If you have some other stupid name for it, don't say it out loud.
2. No inviting boys.
3. No inviting Gina. She only reads Twilight.
4. No graphic violence (in books, or at meetings).
5. Nothing approximating a romance novel.
6. No setting disagreeable selections on fire.

|| I like these versions of Amy and Rosa.
fandom:bk99  author:igrockspock  type:gen  type:friendship  type:workingitout  type:hilarifying  type:criminallyadorable  type:characterization  length:1-5k 
january 2015 by blottingtheink
Web of Gold - cest_what - Kamen Rider OOO, Tokusatsu [Archive of Our Own]
The bunk bed frame shifts and squeaks beneath him, and Ankh jerks his head up. A moment later Eiji pulls himself over the end of the top bunk, tumbling in a sleep-heavy tangle of limbs onto the mattress.

|| A really great post-series and post-movie take on Ankh and Eiji, and part of what might happen as Ankh figures out his new, more human experience. Includes hair scritches, physical and emotional closeness, although it never TECHNICALLY gets more shippy than the show. (Still mad.) (Not actually mad.) (Kinda mad.) OOOs spoilers.
fandom:toku  fandom:ooos  author:cestwhat  pairing:ankh/eiji  type:gen  type:posttext  type:workingitout  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:bedsharing  type:softly  type:ouchmyheart  type:ust  length:1-5k 
january 2015 by blottingtheink
idolkiller:
Kyungsoo is a werewolf, which means he can't afford to be picky about a lot of things, including roommates. post-Hogwarts Harry Potter AU.

|| Mostly gen, really, and--for a hot second, I hoped it was set in Korea, but it's not--but even with those minor disappointments, this was pretty cute. The conflict is actually real--on both sides--and handled well. Liked.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:idolkiller  type:gen  type:friendship  type:alternateuniverse  type:hpau  type:workingitout  type:criminallyadorable  length:5-10k 
december 2014 by blottingtheink
against my skin - shrdmdnssftw - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS, K-pop [Archive of Our Own]
Jimin is alone in the dorms and jerks off while thinking about his hyungs.

|| Um.

So, this is gen only in that no one actually touches anyone else--Jimin does a LOT of fantasizing.
fandom:bts  fandom:kpop  author:shrdmdnssftw  pairing:jimin/suga  type:moresome  type:fantasies  type:gen  type:smmmmmmmut  type:teenagers.  type:voyeurism  type:masturbation  length:1-5k 
november 2014 by blottingtheink
pinkbit: seoul seeking
chanyeol tries to find himself in the bits and pieces of seoul's community.

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

|| I liked this way more than I expected to! The side-effect of making all the people Chanyeol photographs his band is that--because of the distance--it's even clearer than normal that there aren't any women, and that's disorienting and distracting. But I genuinely liked this a lot; it's kind of saccharine, but like a pancake breakfast.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:astrou  pairing:chanyeol/baekhyun  type:alternateuniverse  type:softly  type:birdsongsweet  type:ust  type:gen  length:notspecified 
november 2014 by blottingtheink
one_if_by_land: between land and sea (OT12, Kai/Lay)
An unexpected thunderstorm de-rails EXO's photoshoot on Jeju Island. Alternately titled: five times Jongin makes a move and once when he doesn't.

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

Cute, awkward, canon-expansion, unresolved, basically on the level for one if by land.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:one_if_by_land  type:gen  type:friendship  type:fivethings  type:sillysillyboys  type:canonexpansion  type:teenagers.  length:1-5k 
november 2014 by blottingtheink
Rejoice Your Truth - eleanor_lavish - Check Please! (Webcomic) [Archive of Our Own]
If Eric Bittle had to talk about his time as an out, gay hockey player at Samwell University, he would be hard pressed to find any sob stories.

He should have known it wouldn’t last forever.

|| Oh. The summary makes this sound awfuller than this is--this isn't a homophobia or hate-crime angst-porn, this is people dealing with feelings and internalized homophobia and friendship and trying--and mostly succeeding--at making the best of it they can. Really liked.
fandom:checkplease  author:eleanor_lavish  pairing:bitty/jack  type:workingitout  type:growingup  type:friendship  type:gen  type:teamfic  type:a+forsexuality  length:1-5k 
november 2014 by blottingtheink
rain sound - 大失敗劇! ヒョギ誕生日だってばよ!!
wonshik shoots hakyeon a last, desperate look, but the leader swipes his thumb mercilessly across his neck. wonshik's sigh is deeper than the han river. he forces himself to look sanghyuk in the eye.

"hyukkie, it's an awful movie."

|| This is so stupid. I love it. (I'm actually terribly into Ravi and N's characterizations, here.)
fandom:vixx  fandom:kpop  author:a-dead-koala  type:gen  type:friendship  type:teamfic  type:characterization  type:short  type:sillysillyboys  type:silliness  length:<1k 
november 2014 by blottingtheink
rain sound - bathroom politics
"Jung Leooooo, hurry up! Other people need to peeeee!" Jaehwan plasters himself against the bathroom door and whines obnoxiously, nearly toppling over when it suddenly jerks open to reveal a cloud of steam and an annoyed-looking Taekwoon, clad in nothing but a towel around his hips.

"Yah! So indecent!" Jaehwan cries, throwing a hand over his eyes in mock scandal. "I need to pee," he repeats.

|| Adorable dorm-dynamics. Background Ravi/Hongbin.
fandom:kpop  fandom:vixx  author:a-dead-koala  pairing:ravi/hongbin  type:gen  type:friendship  type:sillysillyboys  type:makesmesmile  length:<1k 
november 2014 by blottingtheink
wakinghyde: Fanfic: Implication
Leo sees it happen only a few feet before him and freezes for a moment when his shy euphoria is broken down and his heart leaps a little too high because this wasn’t supposed to happen.

|| Sometimes a little choppy with early-writer forced mysteriousness, but I really like this Leo, and his mix of focus, resolve, and absolute uninterest in the unimportant. Don't think VIXX is treated this poorly, but I like the Leo in this enough to keep it.
fandom:kpop  fandom:vixx  author:walkinghyde  pairing:n/leo  type:gen  type:friendship  type:characterization  type:surviving  length:notspecified 
november 2014 by blottingtheink
downroad: seventeen
You're not confused. You're paid to confuse people. There's a difference.

|| /o\ Oh no Amber. (I think the other band members are in SHINee? Maybe? Key is a name I know.)
fandom:kpop  fandom:f(x)  author:downroad  type:gen  type:genderidentity  type:ouchmyheart  type:beingateenishard  length:notspecified 
october 2014 by blottingtheink
gdgdbaby: [oneshot] with a little luck we could get away from where we are
big bang absconds. that's it, that's the fic.

|| Super cute gen. Which, well, I want more, but I'll take what I can get.
fandom:bigbang  fandom:kpop  author:gdgdbaby  type:teamfic  type:gen  type:friendship  length:1-5k 
october 2014 by blottingtheink
Due Diligence - galaxysoup - Ouran High School Host Club [Archive of Our Own]
Kyouya is the last person Haruhi expects to find standing outside her door at three in the morning.

|| :) A lovely little thing, adulthood and friendship.
fandom:ouran.host.club  author:galaxysoup  type:gen  type:friendship  type:takeanideaandrun  type:posttext  type:makesmesmile  length:1-5k 
september 2014 by blottingtheink
Maria Hill’s Bi-Annual Performance Review - Niobium - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
Maria’s first performance review at Stark Industries involves a lot of food and a little negotiating.

|| Yessssssss, the ending is exactly right.
fandom:avengers  author:niobium  type:gen  type:posttext  type:characterization  type:teamfic  type:makesmesmile  type:endingiswhoa  length:1-5k 
september 2014 by blottingtheink
Let Me Grow Young - Vera (Vera_DragonMuse) - Guardians of the Galaxy - All Media Types, Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
Between heroic deeds and misadventures, Gamora accidentally does the things she missed out on in childhood.

|| I loved this--particularly the Gamora and Rocket, but there is a fantastic moment with each of the others as well. Loved loved loved the Groot moment, particularly.
fandom:gotg  author:vera  type:gen  type:posttext  type:teamfic  type:characterization  type:friendship  type:becausecharacterlove  length:5-10k 
august 2014 by blottingtheink
The Sundry Times, Hell Yeah
When Tony Stark met Sam Wilson for the first time, he offered his hand, shook firmly, and said, “So that was you.”

"On the carriers? Yeah man, kind of hard to miss," Sam replied.

"Not what I meant," Tony said, beaming wide and pleased.

|| Yes, I will take more Sam-centric gen-fic, thank you please. One more version of how Sam joins the Avengers. Super cute. I clapped my face.
fandom:avengers  fandom:captainamerica  character:sam.wilson  author:copperbadge  type:gen  type:posttext  type:teamfic  type:short  type:makesmesmile  type:becausecharacterlove  length:notspecified 
august 2014 by blottingtheink
A Short List of Relevant Skills and Abilities - ignipes - Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) [Archive of Our Own]
They're very good at a lot of things, but none of those things are very good.

|| There's a human legend about a fox, and a forest.

(The best part of this is the team. And Peter's feelings about plants.)
fandom:gotg  author:ignipes  type:gen  type:teamfic  type:posttext  type:short  type:takeanideaandrun  type:justforfun  length:1-5k 
august 2014 by blottingtheink
Notorious - Chapter 1 - bob_fish - Fullmetal Alchemist [Archive of Our Own]
Twenty-five years ago ... Chris Mustang is having a very bad month. The censors killed her show, she's in debt to a couple of very dubious businessmen, and she's working as a hostess in the worst bar in town. As if that wasn't enough, her estranged big brother seems to have gotten himself in an auto accident, and some nut decided to make her guardian of his four year old brat.

|| This fic is so absolutely rewarding. I got completely swept up in Chris, in her revelations and her faults, her worries and plans, and the slow-building trust she finds with Grumman and the love for baby Roy. Fantastic, fantastic fantastic.
fandom:fullmetalalchemist  author:bob_fish  type:gen  type:pre-text  type:characterization  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:awesome  type:takeanideaandrun  type:backstory  length:15-20k 
august 2014 by blottingtheink
Rootsong - Chapter 1 - inlovewithnight - Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) [Archive of Our Own]
*GOTG SPOILERS*



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
Vigil - LtLJ - The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
While waiting for Steve to get out of surgery after the events in The Winter Soldier, Sam Wilson meets two of the other Avengers.

|| Oh man, I love this. God, I love good gen. I can't wait for the next movie and see how they handle all these problems. :D :D

This Sam is excellent: notices them in the way that someone who works with PTSD vets would, but isn't just a repository for anxieties. Loved. The PTSD is minor: mentioned mostly through the eyes of someone who know the signs.
fandom:avengers  fandom:captainamerica  author:ltlj  type:gen  type:becausecharacterlove  type:posttext  type:friendship  type:pickingupthepieces  length:1-5k  warningtype:ptsd 
august 2014 by blottingtheink
Okay so everybody has realized Steven Rogers has a type - a life lived in nerd
agine Bucky looking from Sam to Tony, staring at their height, their snarky attitude, their intelligence and loyalty, and also their ALMOST IDENTICAL FACIAL HAIR, and then turning to look at Steve.

His eyebrows climb slowly up.

Steve turns red from his forehead to where his throat disappears into the collar of his shirt and he buries his face in his arms on the table.

"I’m not growing one of those," Bucky says mildly.

Steve makes a deeply humiliated sound in his throat and refuses to move for fifteen minutes.

|| The tags on this are just as good. Extremely short, but delightful.
fandom:captainamerica  author:lazulisong  pairing:steve/bucky  pairing:sam/steve  pairing:tony/steve  pairing:steve/peggy  type:gen  type:hilarifying  type:justforfun  type:makesmesmile  type:posttext  type:short  length:notspecified  via:theautomaticlady 
may 2014 by blottingtheink
In Which Descartes Goes to Stockholm and Is Killed By Early Rising
December 23, 1649

I cough. Pierre said, my friend, your lungs are weak. My lungs were in no way weak until I came to this terrible country, full of rocks and bears and Queens that get up early in the morning, but I do not tell him that.

|| I LOVE THIS
fandom:not!  author:felix.kent  type:historical  type:gen  type:death  type:stylisticappreciation  length:1-5k 
april 2014 by blottingtheink
Atonement - beastofthesky - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Finding Steve Rogers is easy – something he accomplishes three and a half hours after setting himself the task, a week and two days after pulling Steve’s body out of the water and leaving him there.

|| D:
fandom:captainamerica  author:beastofthesky  pairing:steve/bucky  type:gen  type:posttext  type:pickingupthepieces  type:surviving  type:workingitout  type:ouchmyheart  type:endingiswhoa  length:1-5k 
april 2014 by blottingtheink
Because apparently you are writing ficlets. How about one where Natasha and Bucky sneak into Steve's room and completely redecorate it while he's asleep as a birthday surprise. - i feel better
"Please, you’re not that sneaky,” said Steve. Natasha and Bucky both froze in mid-step.

"Oh, man, that was a super dumb thing to say," said Sam. "I’m not gonna stand anywhere near you for a couple of days because shit is gonna rain down upon you.”

|| Super cute. Shit like this makes me want Bucky in the team already SO BAD.
fandom:captainamerica  author:ifeelbetter  type:gen  type:future  type:criminallyadorable  type:hijinks  length:notspecified 
april 2014 by blottingtheink
Reconstruction Site - EmilianaDarling - Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
He is the Winter Soldier.

He is James Buchanan Barnes.

He’s not one and he’s not the other, and he’s not sure if that makes him anything worth saving.

|| This is rough, because I think it's just. It's going to be hard to put the relearning Bucky needs into one fic, especially since they gave us SO LITTLE TO GO ON, and what they did was horrifyingly child-like, but this is still good, and substantial, and takes on the dysmorphia and identity trauma. The ending is abrupt, but worth reading.
fandom:captainamerica  author:emilianadarling  pairing:steve/bucky  type:gen  type:posttext  type:identity  type:wintersoldierdetox  type:ouchmyheart  length:5-10k 
april 2014 by blottingtheink
ignipes | how does that make you feel
"They do know that I'm not a doctor, don't they?" Sam wants to know. "I just lead some meetings. Talk to soldiers."

"I think that's why they like you," Steve says. "That, and you can fly."

|| I would take issue with this--with Sam being everyone's PERSON--except that the story doesn't treat him just like a person, and he has wants and worries too, and we've all met people like that, once or twice. Who have heads on their shoulders and open ears, and for whatever reason, they'll take your story and they'll keep it.

Bless 'em.
fandom:captainamerica  author:ignipes  type:gen  type:posttext  type:friendship  type:becausecharacterlove  type:teamfic  length:1-5k 
april 2014 by blottingtheink
On Your Right - thingswithwings - The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
"I gave you my resume," Sam smiles. "I wanted the position."

"You thought it was a temporary gig," Steve says. Sam opens his mouth to refute this, even though it's completely true, but Steve cuts him off. "Okay. We'll discuss it later. You can think about it."

"Okay," Sam says. Steve's voice isn't shaking anymore, and he's sitting up straight again. Sam's met guys before who were like this, who were careful to never bleed on other people.

|| That insight (which apparently belongs to Chris Evans BLESS HIM) is matched by the rest of the fic, which wonderfully captures being really really into a person, but unsure of your place in their life, and standing up for it anyway. Ugh. Love it.

It also perfectly captures my stance post-movie which is that everyone is functional--even sometimes happy!--but god they all need bros. Bros and support and time.
fandom:captainamerica  author:thingswithwings  pairing:sam/steve  type:posttext  type:missingscene  type:feeeeeeeelings  type:workingitout  type:pining!  type:gen  type:makesmesmile  length:5-10k 
april 2014 by blottingtheink
By Proxy - lonelyantics - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Sam knows it’s going to be one of those days when he walks into his kitchen first thing in the morning to find the Winter Soldier already there, staring at the doorway—at Sam—with unblinking eyes.

Sam stops in his tracks and gives himself a generous five seconds to sort out his thoughts, some of which are dammit Steve and fight or flight’s not gonna cut it here and at least I’m not wearing the Cap boxers.

|| I love this. I love this Sam, and I love this Bucky, and god, I want all the gen for this movie, all the shippy gen, put it in my grasping fingers and let me rub it on my FACE.

The Winter Soldier is moving slowly.
fandom:captainamerica  author:lonelyantics  pairing:steve/bucky  type:gen  type:posttext  type:workingitout  type:surviving  type:heavyheartedandlookingup  length:1-5k 
april 2014 by blottingtheink
Lucky Pennies - IamShadow21 - The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV), Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
In Clint Barton's official SHIELD file, there is a supplemental form with a string of letters and numbers indicating a superhuman ability. On it, there are two pieces of information. The first is 'Asset-Reported Ability (unverified)'. The second is 'Combat/Field Applicable Ability Y/N'. 'N' is circled.

|| Oh my god, I LOVED this. People learning each other--and, of course, Clint unlearning his past, but not really--more like. He and Phil leaning into each other and finding support. Ugh. Plus super abilities that are silly and not weapons, and I love that stuff.
fandom:avengers  author:iamshadow21  pairing:coulson/clint  type:gen  type:takeanideaandrun  type:superpowers  type:learningeachother  type:softly  type:makesmesmile  length:5-10k 
march 2014 by blottingtheink
Virtue Needs Some Cheaper Thrills - roachpatrol - Calvin & Hobbes [Archive of Our Own]
The thing is: Hobbes would go, if they told him to.

|| I so rarely feel unfulfilled by a good character or what-if piece, but oh--I want 10,000 more words of this, you'd just introduced the CONFLICT, oh, it's a silver teaspoon, and I would like a trough, please.
fandom:calvinandhobbes  author:roachpatrol  type:gen  type:posttext  type:takeanideaandrun  type:softly  type:ouchmyheart  type:short  length:<1k 
february 2014 by blottingtheink
Best Kept Secret - AlchemyAlice - Marvel (Movies), The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
In which there is a secret friendship, and Tony can’t deal with feelings, so Natasha has to do it for him. These two features may or may not be related.

|| Oh my god, I looove this Natasha. I'm not a fan of the way Pepper and Tony's relationship just--disappeared--but Pepper is never maligned, and it's clear it was in the past. Somehow. Anyway, the best part of this is that while it's outside POV on Tony/Steve, the most important relationship is Tony & Natasha's friendship, and Natasha's relationship with the team AND that through it all, Natasha's POV voice is calm, collected, but not unfeeling--she has wants, and quirks, and none of it feels flashy. Loved it. And it made me want the Black Widow movie SO BADLY.
fandom:avengers  author:alchemyalice  pairing:tony/steve  character:natasha.romanov  type:characterization  type:gen  type:friendship  type:workingitout  type:makesmesmile  type:becausecharacterlove  type:posttext  length:10k-15k 
january 2014 by blottingtheink
sacrament, sacrifice - maypop - Bottom of the River (Music Video), Bottom of the River - Delta Rae (Song) [Archive of Our Own]
By tradition, the night they came, she wore child-white and a wide leather belt to keep her guts in eating shape, if everything went wrong, and of her own choice she put boots on, because the ground was getting cold.

|| Based on the music video for "Bottom of the River," by Delta Rae, which I'd never seen before, but I love the song, and this is really great in some moments. I'd love to see it fleshed out even more, get more of the speaker's personality, but even so. Nice.
fandom:rare  author:maypop  type:gen  type:takeanideaandrun  type:short  type:becausecharacterlove  length:<1k 
january 2014 by blottingtheink
Like A Sail's Force Into The Night - torakowalski - Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
In which there is terrible coffee, board games, and team bonding.

|| What it says on the tin. I really like this character voice, even though I know nothing about the show, not really.
fandom:avengers  fandom:shield  fandomgroup:yuletide  author:torakowalksi  type:gen  type:teamfic  type:friendship  type:voice  type:short  length:1-5k 
january 2014 by blottingtheink
idyll - Leverage/Avengers Crossover snippet
"Goddamn it, Hardison," Eliot hisses when the robots descend from the sky.

"How is this my fault?" Hardison yells back. His voice is about ten octaves higher and he’s got a boatload of panic coming through.

|| Cuuuuute. Background OT3, but mostly just an excuse to see how Eliot and Captain America would function if put in the same place with the same objective. I'm about it.
fandom:avengers  fandom:leverage  author:idyll  pairing:eliot/parker/hardison  type:gen  type:crossover  type:hijinks  type:vignettes  length:notspecified 
january 2014 by blottingtheink
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Park - Anonymous - Parks and Recreation, Welcome to Night Vale [Archive of Our Own]
The bloodletting was just getting started when outside the operating room, in the locker where she’d stowed it, Ann’s cell began to ring.

“Umm,” she said, her hands up by her head as sterile procedures dictated. The roomful of doctors, nurses, and members of an ancient and powerful cult that she was supposed to pretend she didn’t know about all stared at her. “Sorry. That’s mine. Let’s just keep going.”

“Isn’t that the Parks Department ringtone?” asked the slender figure in the scarlet robes with a face Ann knew she must never look at.

“Nope,” Ann said.

“It is,” the less slender figure in the silver robes said. “I recognize it. Your phone plays ‘You’re My Best Friend’ by Queen when Leslie calls.”

|| Wowowowowoowwow, this was so much better than even I was expecting--a perfect fusion of the P&R characters and the NV-world and approach to life. Really darling.
fandom:nightvale  fandom:parksandrec  fandomgroup:yuletide  author:anon  type:gen  type:fusion  type:characterization  type:voice  type:takeanideaandrun  type:lovely  length:1-5k 
december 2013 by blottingtheink
we must strive for perfection - Anonymous - Emperor's New Groove (2000) [Archive of Our Own]
It figured that the week Kronk decided to really concentrate on his baking would also be the week that everyone decided they wanted to see him.

|| This is adorable, and a pitch-perfect Kronk.
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