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Old Dog, New Tricks - nivo - Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime) [Archive of Our Own]
There is no pathos in real pain.

Real pain is a damp, slimy, graceless thing that tastes of sweat and tears and bile. Real pain is lying sleepless in the dark, counting your own carefully measured breaths in a weak attempt to distract your own exhausted brain from the monster gnashing its teeth on your bones.

There's not much pathos in infomercials and Yuuri's giggles, either, slurred as the day catches up to him and he melts into cushions which could really use a wash to get rid of the ever-present smell of dog and convalescence.

|| I LOVE this, nivo's combination of: bad things happen to good people, but people live through them, love through them, and make good lives anyway, and this take on Viktor's reaction to being injured-out of the sport he loves is so, so him, all delight and bullheaded and love of Yuuri and storytelling and in always, always, doing what he wants for his own story. God. Really really good.

(And Yurio's cameo! And the implied ending of that particular plot! Ugh! Yes! Viktor, you giant, giant TROLL. With a heart of gold. Ugh. Ugh! I LOVE THIS)
fandom:yurionice  author:nivo  pairing:viktor/yuuri  type:posttext  type:takeanideaandrun  type:characterization  type:makesmesmile  type:somethingperfect  type:personalcanon  length:1-5k 
december 2016 by blottingtheink
E-9 - 100demons - Ookiku Furikabutte | Big Windup! [Archive of Our Own]
This is it, he thinks, a hot sticky humid summer night at a baseball field, dressed in shorts and his sleep shirt, listening to the sound of Tajima’s laughter echo in the night for the last time.

It’s always comes down to this, in the end.

|| I love love Hanai/Tajima, and this gets all the things about them I love right--Tajima being all arrogance and easy acceptance of his own anxieties, insightful and joyfully insistent on it, almost so much so that his insights sound like simplifications; Hanai, overthinking and worried and just-that-bit-jealous just-that-bit-awed but so so in love with Nishiura and with baseball and easily embarassed but fundamentally, when it comes down to it, as brave as anything. Ugh. Clutches chest, etc.
fandom:oofuri  author:100demons  pairing:tajima/hanai  type:posttext  type:midtext  type:short  type:characterization  type:workingitout  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:myheart  length:1-5k 
march 2016 by blottingtheink
We all defend the role we play - holograms - Hamilton - Miranda [Archive of Our Own]
The first time Hamilton appears, it's only a little over a month since he's died.

au where Hamilton is a ghost and haunts Burr after the duel

|| hahahahahhahahaha this is fine

I really like the way this builds itself around historical events--also, how fiery and asshole-y and smart Hamilton is, as Burr is desperate and melancholy and making do. (Warning for mentioned self-harm in fic and in the next sentence.

Burr set himself on fire. Damn.)
fandom:hamilton  author:holograms  pairing:hamilton/burr  type:posttext  type:ghosts  type:grief  type:workingitout  type:surviving  type:whatwedotoeachother  length:5-10k  warningtype:selfharm 
february 2016 by blottingtheink
Everyone who loves me has died - belmanoir - Hamilton - Miranda [Archive of Our Own]
Burr is haunted by Hamilton's ghost. Alexander has been talking for eight solid days about the importance of an independent judiciary. He doesn't have to stop for breath anymore.

|| ahhhhhhhhhhh

This is heartbreaking, and funny, and heartbreaking.
fandom:hamilton  author:belmanoir  pairing:hamilton/burr  pairing:hamilton/eliza  pairing:burr/theodosia  type:posttext  type:ghosts  type:ouchmyheart  type:surviving  warningtype:characterdeath  length:1-5k 
february 2016 by blottingtheink
The First Day of My Life - Chapter 1 - MadgirlSBA - Check Please! (Webcomic) [Archive of Our Own]
Terry likes Jack.

This seems to mystify the sad bastard. And Terry can't figure out why.

OR

A Guide to Being an Emotionally Stable, Independent Young Man: By Terry Beaumont, Jedi Master, for Jack Zimmerman, Padawan

|| This was really satisfying: people being people and trying their best, and sometimes messing up. The main and POV character is an OC, but he's really likeable, his perspective brings both insight and tension to the story, and I laughed a lot because his version of being an adult at 27 is really hashtag relatable.
fandom:checkplease  author:madgirlsba  pairing:bitty/jack  type:posttext  type:comingout  type:a+forsexuality  type:friendship  type:growingup  type:workingitout  type:longandsatisfying  length:25-30k 
february 2016 by blottingtheink
tell me about the big bang - thebrotherswinchester - Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015), Star Wars - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
The seventh night, Finn gets back late from physical therapy in the medbay. He’s limping maybe a little less, getting used to the new pull of scar tissue over his back, regaining flexibility in his spine. The medics keep telling him he’s pushing it, he doesn’t need to go so fast. Finn ignores them, because this is a war, and he is a soldier, and the Resistance doesn’t have any use for broken boys. 

The seventh night, he walks into Poe’s room to find his mattress right next to Poe’s bunk. Poe is already in bed, cheek smushed into the pillow, breathing slow and deep. D’Qar’s twin moons shine in from the window, pale silver light falling across Poe’s face, his dark hair. One of his arms is half off the edge of the bed, curving toward the floor.

Finn crawls onto his mattress and slides beneath the blankets.

|| I LOVE FINNNNNNNNNNN. This fic is Finn/Poe, and it's lovely and aching, but gOD I love Finn, traumatized, scared, brave, selfish kid with his entire heart to give.
fandom:starwars  author:thebrotherswinchester  pairing:finn/poe  type:posttext  type:pining!  type:a+formentalhealth  type:ouchmyheart  type:softly  type:surviving  type:heavyheartedandlookingup  length:30-40k 
february 2016 by blottingtheink
Man of Honor - esterbrook - Check Please! (Webcomic) [Archive of Our Own]
Bitty has to live the rest of his life with the knowledge that yes, Jack Zimmermann cries at weddings, and looks good doing it.

|| This was really charming. Good use of the other characters, and of parallels between families and stories. Manages to feel longer and fuller than it technically is.
fandom:checkplease  author:esterbrook  pairing:lardo/shitty  pairing:bitty/jack  type:posttext  type:weddings  type:pining!  type:workingitout  type:lovely  length:5-10k 
february 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
An Account of an Evening Aboard a Train, in which Certain Truths are Revealed - Wildgoosery - The Goblin Emperor - Katherine Addison [Archive of Our Own]
For a time, Echelo and I would joke with affection that His Serenity only brought me along because he hated to manage his schedule slightly more than he dreaded my insistence on formalities. Yet even in those early years, before certain...dynamics evolved, I knew that in truth His Serenity preferred to have me at his side, and for reasons that went beyond my service.

|| Although I don't ship this, I am very extremely fond of these characters, and I like this vision into what they might be doing, or up to. Has a good amount of politicking and Maia being obstinate about it, just like the novel.
fandom:rare  fandom:thegoblinemperor  author:wildgoosery  pairing:csevet/maia  type:posttext  type:takeanideaandrun  type:workingitout  type:confessions  type:firsttime  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
if the boughs are a'rockin' - novembersmith - Uprooted - Naomi Novik [Archive of Our Own]
Sarkan and Agnieszka are probably banging in a tree house and scandalizing all in earshot again.

|| They are 100% doing that. Competitive and delighted; really fun to read.
fandom:rare  fandom:uprooted  author:novembersmith  pairing:agnieszka/sarkan  type:posttext  type:smmmmmmmut  type:characterization  length: 
january 2016 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
stranger than you could imagine - Sixthlight - Rivers of London - Ben Aaronovitch [Archive of Our Own]
If Thomas looked at Peter sometimes and saw a handsome young man – well, that was his business. The moment always passed, a strange sort of visual illusion that vanished when you tilted your head the other way. Except when it didn’t.

|| I liked this a lot--soft and working things out. Nightingale is repressed, but trying to undo it. (Spoilers included for Broken Homes; I'm very pissed at Aaronovitch for this narrative choice, gdi, but the fic is good.)
fandom:riversoflondon  author:sixthlight  pairing:peter/thomas  type:backstory  type:comingout  type:workingitout  type:ust  type:pining!  type:posttext  type:future  type:softly  length:5-10k 
september 2015 by blottingtheink
you're gonna give your love to me - irnan - Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
“Oh my god,” says Natasha. “Please don’t hit on me, please.” She falls into a chair despairingly and puts her head in her hands. Such a bad idea, Jesus Christ, if they do hit on her, if they both hit on her, if the words you don’t have to choose cross anybody’s lips –

Such a bad idea.

She hears Steve put the newspaper on the table; the kettle boils; then there’s silence. Finally James says solemnly, “Nobody’s going to hit on you in this house. By my Aunt Ida’s grave I swear it.”

“Everybody hated your Aunt Ida,” says Steve.

 

In which Natasha Romanov gets dosed with sex pollen, pines self-indulgently for her best friends, dreams a lot, and has to deal with being dated.

|| I love this. I haven't seen AoU, and I likely never will, but this deals with that love plot and lays it gently to rest, all while giving us back Natasha fucked-up for her Actual Reasons and also Steve and Bucky being great. No non or dub con, Natasha rides the sex pollen out.
fandom:marvel  fandom:avengers  author:irnan  pairing:steve/bucky/natasha  type:posttext  type:sexpollen  type:pining!  type:backstory  type:dating  type:workingitout  type:friendship  type:characterization  type:becausecharacterlove  type:threesome  length:10k-15k 
september 2015 by blottingtheink
The penny jar theory - Deputychairman - due South [Archive of Our Own]
“How - ” Fraser cleared his throat. “How long is the contract?”

“Six months,” Ray told the stew.

“And will you,” he stopped. Ray heard the deep breath he took. Taking it on the chin, attaboy, Ben. “Are you planning to come back here, afterwards?”

|| Ooof. I read this whole thing with my heart in my throat, not sure it was going to stick the landing on the emotional resolution, and then it DID, even better than I anticipated.
fandom:duesouth  author:deputychairman  pairing:fraser/rayk  type:posttext  type:workingitout  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:ouchmyheart  type:endingiswhoa  type:thisishowwedevelop  length:10k-15k 
july 2015 by blottingtheink
Map and Track - primetime - She's the Man (2006) [Archive of Our Own]
Viola ends up transferring to Illyria under her real name.

|| Twelfth night is SO GAY and so genderqueer and then the ending ruins it all and I'm always SO DISAPPOINTED but this does some of the work of making it better, which I am basically always down for.
fandom:shakespeare  author:primetime  pairing:olivia/viola  type:femmeslash  type:posttext  type:fixit  type:pining!  type:workingitout  type:kissing  length:1-5k 
june 2015 by blottingtheink
maybe tomorrow (maybe next year) - Sandrine Shaw (Sandrine) - Generation Kill [Archive of Our Own]
Iraq did a number on both of them, no matter how much they pretended they were fine afterwards; it ate them up alive and spat out their mangled remains. It takes Nate years to acknowledge that. Takes Brad even longer. Sure, OIF was a clusterfuck of epic proportions, but they're fucking Marines – they make do, they deal with whatever shit gets thrown at them and don't let it get to them. Except when they do.

But that's just the thing: you can't take in the bigger picture when you're too close, even less when you're part of it. You inevitably get lost in the details, and you need to take a step back or ten to see the whole thing.

|| GK fic: always good for feeling like you've been kicked in the sternum and then helped up by someone who won't stop calling you a bunch of rude names.
fandom:generationkill  author:sandrine.shaw  pairing:brad/nate  type:posttext  type:workingitout  type:everyoneelseknows  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:wewerealwaysinlove  length:5-10k 
may 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
Brass Buttons, Red Strings - Inelegantly (Lir) - 月刊少女野崎くん | Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun [Archive of Our Own]
Of all days to be late to school today is the absolute worst, and Kashima intends to keep herself from being caught at all costs. Today is no day to get herself detained in an administrative audience for a talking-to. Today is Hori-senpai's graduation.

|| Kashima is beautifully focused but also oblivious, and Hori is sweet as buttons.
fandom:gsnk  author:inelegantly  pairing:kashima/hori  type:posttext  type:teenagers.  type:obliviousness  type:hijinks  type:criminallyadorable  length:1-5k 
january 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
On the Turning Away - blamebrampton - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
It's one thing to be good at not making a besotted fool of yourself over a man when he's busy being the most famous wizard in the world and you're tucked away quietly in Wiltshire. It's quite another when you have to see him every morning.

|| Not really a lot to this, when all is send and done, but a new solid H/D fic is like finding an old sweater and learning it still fits, soft in all the right places.
fandom:harrypotter  author:blamebrampton  pairing:harry/draco  type:posttext  type:ewe  type:learningeachother  type:friendship  type:takeanideaandrun  type:justforfun  type:holidays  length:25-30k 
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
to be first, to be best - kittebasu (chanyeol) - Haikyuu!! [Archive of Our Own]
Hajime is apparently something of a masochist, and as he stares down at the tie-dyed AREA51 T-shirt in his hands, he thinks “I’m totally in love with this asshole, aren't I?”

|| I LOVED this, and I didn't expect to care about an Oikawa fic nearly this much. Post-high school, Oikawa announces that he's moving in with Hajime.

Not only is it living-together-first + everybody else knows, it's all the slow development and fun insights into dynamics that makes those tropes worth it. Plus Oikawa is a trash mess and the dynamic is so good for me.
fandom:haikyuu  author:kittebasu  pairing:hajime/oikawa  type:posttext  type:college  type:livingtogetherfirst  type:everyoneelseknows  type:oopsi'minlovewithyou  type:sillysillyboys  type:pining!  type:dynamics  type:thisishowwedevelop  length:25-30k 
january 2015 by blottingtheink
and you would be my king - Rethira - Kamen Rider OOO [Archive of Our Own]
At first, Ankh doesn’t recognise him. They don’t look particularly alike, and there’s no real sense of familiarity, not like there is with the other Greeed.

But one day, Eiji turns and tilts his head, and a sense of dread hits Ankh like one of Mezul’s tsunami. Eiji’s eyes turn cold for a moment, a second, and Ankh knows him.

|| The ending feels kind of tacked on, but listen. I need OOOs fic like burning, and this at least addresses the complications of their relationship during the series--I liked that, actually, quite a lot.
fandom:toku  fandom:ooos  author:rethira  pairing:ankh/eiji  type:posttext  type:missingscene  type:heavyheartedandlookingup  type:backstory  type:backfromthedead  type:workingitout  type:whatwedotoeachother  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
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
Sleight of Hand - Fahye - Naruto [Archive of Our Own]
Love is the hardest thing you will ever do in your life.

|| Graver and happier than the series, both, and so, close enough to what I want for them, always. I will never not forgive the manga for fucking up their storyline irredeemably.

The tone is a little weighted, sometimes distracting.
fandom:naruto  author:fahye  pairing:naruto/sasuke  type:posttext  type:surviving  type:softly  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:lovely  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
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
Hokora - thehoyden - Hikaru no Go [Archive of Our Own]
Touya's steps slow to match Shindou, who drifts to a halt beside a tiny, dusty shrine.

|| I decided to rewatch HnG BECAUSE I HATE MYSELF, and as I get closer and closer to Sai disappearing it's like a constant ache, and anyway, I actually made a noise like a kicked animal at the end of this.
fandom:hikarunogo  author:thehoyden  pairing:hikaaki  type:posttext  type:grief  type:friendship  type:ouchmyheart  length:<1k 
may 2014 by blottingtheink
no heart to recall - KiaraSayre - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
He's been in Steve Rogers's company for less than twenty-four hours and he's already losing sight of his mission.

|| I'm much more INTERESTED in a Bucky that has the thought process to be strategic, so I really enjoyed this. (I'm not sure it holds up--the "I knew him" scene is SO WRENCHING because he seems nearly non-verbal otherwise, and "Shut up" is not exactly the exclamation of someone in charge of his responses. BUT. Totally worth the read.) Often nearly funny, which is rare in this fandom right now.
fandom:captainamerica  fandom:avengers  author:kiarasayre  pairing:steve/bucky  type:posttext  type:fixit  type:infromthecold  type:makesmesmile  length:15-20k 
april 2014 by blottingtheink
Parallel Constructions - freshbakedlady - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
In the absence of orders, the man wearing the face of Bucky Barnes must figure out who he will be. The answer, mostly, is "somebody Steve Rogers can love." Nothing so easy should ever take this much work.

|| Ouuuuuuuuuuch. (Great Natasha.)
fandom:captainamerica  fandom:avengers  author:freshbakedlady  pairing:steve/bucky  type:posttext  type:fixit  type:workingitout  type:surviving  length:10k-15k  type:broken  warningtype:ptsd 
april 2014 by blottingtheink
accidentally a ficlet - ceeturnalia
Steve accidentally starts Henderson County’s first and only LGBT youth support group (and it was Steve, it was all Steve).

|| Adorable.
fandom:captainamerica  fandom:avengers  author:ceeturnalia  pairing:steve/bucky  type:posttext  type:surviving  type:fixit  type:domestic  type:criminallyadorable  length:notspecified 
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
between our bodies there's a battlefield - thingswithwings - The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Sam hadn't ever had cause to think about it, not really, but if someone had told him that he would end up in a pity fuck situation with Steve Rogers, gorgeous kind superpowered American war hero Steve Rogers, he would've assumed he was the one being pitied.

|| Oh. I thought this was going to hurt me, and it was going to get them wrong, but then it hurt me but not like that.
fandom:captainamerica  author:thingswithwings  pairing:sam/steve  type:posttext  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:heavyheartedandlookingup  type:ouchmyheart  type:smmmmmmmut  length:1-5k 
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
Baby, we're already saved - lanyon - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Sam has no idea how to ask Captain America if he’s in love with his sidekick.

|| I loved the gen parts of this more than the pairing parts, which I thought moved too fast (UNSURPRISING), but there are some pitch-perfect character notes that I really loved.
fandom:captainamerica  author:lanyon  pairing:sam/steve  type:posttext  type:workingitout  type:sillysillyboys  type:pining!  length:1-5k 
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
Soft Spot for the Hell Raisin' Boy - ifeelbetter - The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
The Winter Soldier takes an interest in Sam Wilson. Bucky Barnes wants to tell him how to be Steve Rogers's best friend.

|| I love Sam in this, and it's a soft, friendly read. I know someone out there is writing the epic that'll make it all work, but in the meantime, I am super happy to read all the fix-it quick jobs that are sweet in all the right places (aka all over).
fandom:captainamerica  author:ifeelbetter  pairing:steve/bucky  type:posttext  type:obliviousness  type:sillysillyboys  type:pining!  type:friendship  type:outsidepov  type:fixit  length:1-5k 
april 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
Sappily Ever After - Tierfal - Fullmetal Alchemist [Archive of Our Own]
Ed and Roy are going to get married. At least theoretically speaking…

|| So, this is ridiculously sappy--and normally marriage fic is not my thing, but it's so very cute.
fandom:fullmetalalchemist  author:tierfal  pairing:roy/ed  type:posttext  type:marriage  type:cute  type:justforfun  length:10k-15k 
january 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
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
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.
fandom:disney  fandomgroup:yuletide  author:anon  type:gen  type:characterization  type:criminallyadorable  type:makesmesmile  type:posttext  length:1-5k 
december 2013 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.

|| AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

FAMILIES

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
Learning - Anonymous - Tangled (2010) [Archive of Our Own]
Eugene knew more about being a princess than Rapunzel did.

|| THIS IS ADORABLE. And I LOVE it for sneakily adding in one of Rapunzel's proposals, and not making it a big deal, I love everything about that part of the movie, but always had trouble imagining how it'd go down. This was perfect.
fandom:disney  fandomgroup:yuletide  author:anon  pairing:flynn/rapunzel  type:characterization  type:gen  type:posttext  type:lovely  length:1-5k 
december 2013 by blottingtheink
Expertise? - Anonymous - Brave (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
Merida didn't try to become an expert in dealing with the supernatural.

|| Oh, this is lovely and fun, and I'm ALL ABOUT the ending. Beautiful moment re: Merida's nature and increasing maturity.
fandom:brave  fandomgroup:yuletide  author:anon  type:gen  type:posttext  type:characterization  type:fivethings  type:cute  type:endingiswhoa  length:1-5k 
december 2013 by blottingtheink
Hello Operator, Please Give Me Number Nine - Anonymous - Calvin & Hobbes [Archive of Our Own]
The lesson here, Susie thinks, is that tricking Death is tricky business. How do you outwit the personification of oblivion? Chess, obviously, won’t be the answer.

|| OH MY GOD THIS IS SO GOOD GO READ IT NOW NOW NOW

Or: Susie plays Calvinball with Death.
fandom:calvinandhobbes  fandomgroup:yuletide  author:anon  character:susiejenkins  type:gen  type:posttext  type:takeanideaandrun  type:death  type:awesome  length:1-5k 
december 2013 by blottingtheink
Re-designation - Anonymous - WALL-E (2008) [Archive of Our Own]
WALL-E is still one of a kind. That hasn't changed.

Of new work, new names, and a few first faltering steps back on Earth.

|| Noooooooooooo, sad robotsssssssss.

(I still want the story where robots don't act like humans, but this is still a wonderful collision of robot directives + human emotions.)
fandom:wall-e  fandom:pixar  fandomgroup:yuletide  author:anon  type:gen  type:posttext  type:softly  type:ouchmyheart  type:identity  type:robots!  length:1-5k 
december 2013 by blottingtheink
The Dawn of That Last Great Day - ignipes - The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
The Winter Soldier has a mission: kill Captain America.

|| Really great outside look in, no easy fixes, hopeful ending. Not a lot technically HAPPENS (although there are killer robots) and it's still engrossing. Warnings attendant with the Winter Soldier's background.
fandom:avengers  fandom:captainamerica  author:ignipes  pairing:steve/bucky  type:gen  type:posttext  type:backfromthedead  type:backstory  type:brainwashing  type:surviving  type:learning  length:10k-15k 
december 2013 by blottingtheink
you're my apocalypse - epistolic - Pacific Rim (2013) [Archive of Our Own]
The entire world believes they are in love, but this is not true.

|| Honestly, I think very close to the fic--the aftermath--that I've been waiting for. For all the dark tags, and the slow burn of grief/depression/addiction-analogy, it's more grounded, more solid than you'd think--skating just at the edge of wallowing or sharp pain and never quite falling in, softening that cliff's edge. Very much surviving.
fandom:pacificrim  author:epistolic  pairing:mako/raleigh  type:softly  type:surviving  type:posttext  type:knifeslidesin  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:whatmustbedone  type:grief  length:1-5k 
september 2013 by blottingtheink
This kid I once knew - Minnow - Calvin & Hobbes [Archive of Our Own]
Daniel sends their whole improv group an e-mail saying "check this out its fun1!1" and a link to a web comic called The Adventures of Spaceman Spiff.

|| I know I've read this before, but god is it delightful. I love the way it lets Calvin and Susie grow apart, but still care for each other; it feels grown-up and still really hopeful and delightful at the same time. Plus, a good Susie POV is hard to beat. Excellent.
fandom:calvinandhobbes  challenge:yuletide2010  author:minnow  type:gen  type:posttext  type:characterization  type:makesmesmile  type:birdsongsweet  type:endingiswhoa  length:1-5k 
august 2013 by blottingtheink
paper or plastic - patho (ghostsoldier) - Welcome to Night Vale [Archive of Our Own]
Steve doesn’t lower the shovel. He may be a lot of things (all of them terrible, if you listen to Cecil “Oooooh, I’m so great because I have a radio show” Baldwin), but what he’s not is stupid. He says, “Plastic bags, huh?”

The dog grins with all three of its (his? their?) heads. Three sets of ears flick forward in canine amusement. “Awesome. So you’ve heard of us.”

|| It's perfect. Another awesome example of the way the NV-verse allows for weird exploration, and the way that its shifting possibilities offer so much room for... well. Even Steve Carlsburg.
fandom:nightvale  author:patho  type:gen  type:characterization  type:awesome  type:takeanideaandrun  type:posttext  type:stylisticappreciation  type:somethingperfect  length:1-5k 
august 2013 by blottingtheink
Ao - zosofi - Pacific Rim (2013) [Archive of Our Own]
She dyes her hair every six weeks like clockwork.

|| Really, really lovely. A closer look and a shorter moment than I've seen yet, and this Mako is a bit brittle but still bendable, in mourning but still walking on, and the Raleigh as...disrespectfully respectful? as in the movie. (That doesn't make sense, but I'm at a loss for the correct adjectives, right now.)
fandom:pacificrim  author:zosofi  pairing:mako/raleigh  type:characterization  type:posttext  type:makesmesmile  type:short  type:kissing  length:1-5k 
july 2013 by blottingtheink
Reconstruction Site - disco_vendetta (brinn) - Pacific Rim (2013) [Archive of Our Own]
PACIFIC RIM SPOILERS

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
scenes from our mansion, after the war - moirariordan - Iron Man (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
"Apologies, madam," says JARVIS, "but both you and Mr. Stark made me promise to prevent you from being one of 'those couples.'"

|| GOD, yes. I still want another one where Pepper keeps her powers--I will ALWAYS want that--but I think I prefer this Pepper, if I had to make a choice. She's cool-headed and assertive, yes, but a workaholic, and can be made uncomfortable, and vulnerable, and still very scared. Excellent, and highly, highly, highly recommended.
fandom:avengers  fandom:ironman  author:moirariordan  pairing:tony/pepper  type:characterization  type:characterstudy  type:awesome  type:posttext  length:1-5k 
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
a girl worth fighting for - beardsley - Thor (2011), The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
Darcy vs inexplicable courting rituals of Asgard.

|| Ohhhhh. This was fun, and funny, and Sif was both weirdly sweet and darkly incisive; I would have loved getting to know her more, but what's here is just enough to intrigue and engage and be fun--exactly what you'd want from the beginning of a romance. Highly recommended.
fandom:avengers  author:beardsley  pairing:darcy/sif  type:femmeslash  type:posttext  type:hijinks  type:hilarifying  type:justforfun  type:makesmesmile  length:1-5k 
june 2013 by blottingtheink
Sure, My Name Is Khan - Phosfate, Rosencrantz - Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
"That man," said Spock Prime, "is not Khan. I have seen -- and even caused -- a great many changes to this timeline, but the Eugenics Wars were nearly three hundred years ago. I am reasonably certain that this particular discrepancy is not, as the humans would say, on my head."

|| God above, a fix-it that is both funny and reasonable; bonus points for having accurate voices. Short, quick, top-of-the-line recommended.
fandom:startrekreboot  author:phosfate  author:rosencrantz  type:gen  type:fixit  type:hilarifying  type:takeanideaandrun  type:voice  type:posttext  length:1-5k 
june 2013 by blottingtheink
eijentu | Looking Out From Underneath
‘I made these,’ he says, gesturing to the one still on the counter, and some dim part of Kurogane’s brain suggests it’d probably fit Fai, ‘according to measurements I was given a long time ago. You see, there was something I wanted, something impossible,’ and here a faint smile plays at the man’s mouth, ‘but there was only one person who could help grant my wish.’ He trails off for a moment, lost, perhaps, in his memory of that time, but then he stirs, meets Kurogane’s eye once more. ‘That person told me that in return for her help, I had to make these rings, just like this, and keep them here until the right people came to claim them.’

Kurogane’s first thought is fucking meddlesome witch.

|| Kurogane and Fai get married. Soft, sweet, very good. Refrain a little over-used, but that's being picky.
fandom:tsubasa  author:eijentu  pairing:kurogane/fai  type:posttext  type:future  type:letsgetmarried  type:softly  type:characterization  type:domestic  length:notspecified 
june 2013 by blottingtheink
the hip and the dead - hollimichele - Captain America (2011), The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
When she asks about the other tenants in the building, the realtor just throws up his hands and says, "Look, I don't know. They're artsy types, if they live around here. You know. Hipsters."

|| Okay, this relies on a laziness of critical thinking--or empathy--or both--as its central crisis, and it requires it from the WHOLE team, and the wrap up is a little pat--but. Firstly, the premise: the world is against hipsters, but they are people too is not incorrect, if not especially nuanced; secondly, there are enough moments in this, soft, descriptive moments, where Steve kind of expanded, kind of hurt me a little. Liked it.
fandom:avengers  fandom:captainamerica  author:hollimichele  type:gen  type:posttext  type:workingitout  type:friendship  length:5-10k 
june 2013 by blottingtheink
What I Mean to Say Is - celeste9 - The Avengers (2012), Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
Natasha and Phil go grocery shopping. Or, the spoilery summary, what I really wanted to call it: 'happy you're not dead, sir'.

|| Cute, plotless, but I really buy this Black Widow--there are some lines that I could HEAR Scarlett Johannsen delivering, and that was a treat.

(Ie: “I am pretty good with a knife,” Phil says, grabbing one from the block and getting started.

“I know,” Natasha says, and she isn’t looking at him but Phil can see the slight curving of her mouth. "It may be your most endearing quality.")
fandom:avengers  author:celeste9  character:natasha.romanov  character:phil.coulson  type:gen  type:friendship  type:short  type:voice  type:posttext  type:fixit  type:domestic  length:1-5k 
may 2013 by blottingtheink
Locked Room Puzzle - Speranza - due South [Archive of Our Own]
"Aileen," Musky said finally, with the air of someone imparting great wisdom, "if you ever have a case gives you the stinkeye, one of the finest policemen in all the world lives not twenty miles past Miller's Hill."

|| NEW DUE SOUTH FIC. OFC POV, but she is DELIGHTFUL, just like this whole fic. It's Speranza, so. I happily slot this into one of the many happy endings which I have imagined for Ray and Fraser.
fandom:duesouth  author:speranza  pairing:fraser/rayk  type:posttext  type:future  type:jobfic  type:domestic  type:makesmesmile  type:characterization  type:stylisticappreciation  type:outsidepov  type:softly  length:1-5k 
may 2013 by blottingtheink
Robot Trip - copperbadge - The Avengers (2012), Marvel Cinematic Universe, Iron Man (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
IRON MAN 3 SPOILERS

Tony is driving from Malibu to Manhattan with a robot in the back seat and Captain America riding escort at Pepper's behest. What could possibly go wrong?

|| Yesssssssssssss--this is a Captain America considerably more cornfed and easy-going than the one that appeared in the Avengers, but I also like him better, so I'm not complaining. Long, satisfying, fun, plus robots.
fandom:avengers  fandom:ironman  author:copperbadge  pairing:tony/pepper  character:steverodgers  type:characterization  type:friendship  type:roadtrip  type:posttext  type:makesmesmile  type:robots!  type:justforfun  length:5-10k 
may 2013 by blottingtheink
White Heat Red Hot - 51stCenturyFox - Iron Man (Movies), Iron Man 3 - Fandom, Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
IRON MAN 3 SPOILERS

Just a brief missing scene between Pepper and Tony prior to the end of Iron Man 3.

|| How many fics do I want where Pepper stays a superhero? All of them.
fandom:ironman  author:51stcenturyfox  pairing:tony/pepper  type:posttext  type:fixit  type:short  type:criminallyadorable  length:1-5k 
may 2013 by blottingtheink
Baby Animals, Weddings, And Other Things Not Normally Associated With Uchiha Sasuke - prettypriestess - Naruto [Archive of Our Own]
In which Konoha needs to upgrade their plumbing to be more resistant. (Or, the one where Sasuke and Naruto get genin and maybe someone buys a house.)

|| I'm not in this fandom, okay. Nope. Post-EVERYTHING, some Shippunden spoilers, assumes Sasuke comes back okay.
fandom:naruto  author:prettypriestess  pairing:naruto/sasuke  type:posttext  type:future  type:domestic  type:kidfic  type:teamfic  type:livingtogetherfirst  type:marriageofconvenience  type:criminallyadorable  type:makesmesmile  type:scratchesanitch  length:10k-15k 
may 2013 by blottingtheink
You Are Beary Stupid (But We Love You Anyway) - waketosleep - Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
STAR TREK SPOILERS

Jim does his best to take this recovery thing seriously. That's what he says, anyway, not that anyone believes a word of it.

|| Really cute. The Jim-Uhura friendship is honestly my favorite part of it; I think I'm likely going to want a lot more gen from this fandom than shippiness, it did such a poor job on selling most of the relationships. (And the movie becomes more and more plot hole the longer I spend away from it; ay, so many problems; such loved characters.)
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