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Soft Spot - nivo - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
Yoongi doesn't particularly care for the well-being of the new trainee. It's just that he doesn't particularly care for prison, either, and leaving the kid to fend for himself would probably constitute criminally negligent homicide.

|| This is so fucking soft and full of promise, I think I remember making a pained noise on the subway when I read it. Nivo is so good at writing fics that speak to tenderness and that cast forward at the hopes one person has for another.

Yoongi watches out for the delicate new kid.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:nivo  pairing:suga/j-hope  type:canonexpansion  type:preslash  type:pre-text  type:characterization  type:softly  type:myheart  type:short  length:1-5k 
april 2016 by blottingtheink
first - novembersmith - Uprooted - Naomi Novik [Archive of Our Own]
“If it’s the first time that is the worst, and it gets better after that, then I won’t—won’t you—I don’t want him to be your first,” Agnieszka is saying, hotly. She gnaws at her lower lip, staring down at Kasia, still clutching their hands together. Her face is blotchy and pale all at once. “Let me. I’ll—with you. Let me do this for you, with you.”

|| Lovely and bittersweet--my heartstrings are still tugging. I don't have a tag for "I'd do anything for you," and the burning that comes with it, but that's the two of them in this. I love it. (I am also pretending this is an AU where somehow they manage to end up together, a+ job, girls.)
fandom:rare  fandom:uprooted  author:novembersmith  pairing:agnieszka/kasia  type:femmeslash  type:pre-text  type:firsttime  type:workingitout  type:friendship  type:characterization  type:personalcanon  length:1-5k 
january 2016 by blottingtheink
Three Red Fish - Miaou Jones (miaoujones) - Natsume Yuujinchou | Natsume's Book of Friends [Archive of Our Own]
Natsume has been here before: even before he looks, he knows there will be a pond.

|| I liked this a LOT! My favorite part was probably not the shippy stuff--that felt kind of underdeveloped, tbh--but the childhood youkai and art therapy stuff was excellent, and as quietly empathetic and compassionate as the show/manga.
fandom:natsume  author:miaoujones  pairing:natsume/tanuma  type:pre-text  type:takeanideaandrun  type:moodsetting  type:backstory  type:lovely  length:1-5k 
january 2015 by blottingtheink
idolkiller: BTS || PAUSE, STOP (Rap Monster/Suga)
Yoongi and Namjoon are high-schoolers trying to make it in Seoul's hip hop scene.

|| This one's a lot softer and moodier that the seven-minutes fic I just saved, but I liked it nonetheless. I particularly liked Namjoon, to be honest, and that this was based, in a lot of ways, on actual canon. It seems like the major change really just is the idea the Suga and Rapmon knew each other.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:idolkiller  pairing:suga/rapmonster  type:pre-text  type:friendship  type:takeanideaandrun  type:alternateuniverse  type:softly  type:growingup  length:5-10k 
december 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
Volchitsa - epistolic - Pacific Rim (2013) [Archive of Our Own]
“You’re an absolute idiot,” she tells him, shortly. “Did it ever occur to you that I agreed to marry you, Aleksis Kaidonovsky? You didn’t steal me or force me into it. I said yes. I’m wearing your damned ring here on my finger. The next time you cheapen one of my decisions, including the one I made when I married you, I am going to drag you out of this room by your hair and I will remove your one remaining kidney personally. And then I will feed it to the dogs.” She scowls. “Now sit up. You’re bleeding through your other bandage.”

|| Oh.
fandom:pacificrim  author:epistolic  pairing:alexis/sasha  type:pre-text  type:backstory  type:ouchmyheart  type:surviving  type:wewerealwaysinlove  warningtype:refugeeconditions  length:1-5k 
july 2013 by blottingtheink
Three Golden Bulls Worth - miikkaa_xx - Pacific Rim (2013) [Archive of Our Own]
The first thing one should know is that Stacker Pentecost handpicks his pilots. (or: the Wei Tang triplets also have a story.)

|| AUGHHHHHHH. Family, and backstory, and finding a place in a world that is mourning--ungh. FAMILY. AUGHHHHHHHHHH. I teared up.
fandom:pacificrim  author:miikkaa_xx  type:gen  type:family  type:pre-text  type:backstory  type:ouchmyheart  type:growingup  type:heavyheartedandlookingup  length:1-5k 
july 2013 by blottingtheink
The Hobbit Kink Meme - Prompt Post 3 (PROMPT FREEZE)
"I'll let that go for now, princeling," he says menacingly. Thorin's arms shake a little as he hefts himself up and grasps his sword. "I won't be so gentle next time. Now, I suggest we calm down and discuss this reasonably."

The smoke has cleared around them, and Thorin watches the dragon as he catches his breath.

"By all means," he finally says, a grin curling his lips, "let us discuss how we can best remove your fat behind from our front door."

|| Lolololol.
fandom:lotr  author:anon  type:gen  type:alternateuniverse  type:pre-text  type:hilarifying  type:takeanideaandrun  type:voice  type:characterization  length:notspecified 
january 2013 by blottingtheink
On Being Asked for a War Poem - shiplizard - Dresden Files - Jim Butcher [Archive of Our Own]
The answer to the question 'how did a nice young man like Nathan Hendricks wind up in a corporate crime syndicate like this?,' and a couple others. References but probably doesn't really spoil Even Hand.

|| Ugh, flawless.
fandom:dresdenfiles  author:shiplizard  character:nathanhendricks  type:gen  type:pre-text  type:backstory  type:characterization  type:characterstudy  type:stylisticappreciation  type:ohwownorly  type:workinprogress  length:1-5k 
august 2012 by blottingtheink
And I Will Sing a Lullaby - dashery - Homestuck [Archive of Our Own]
In the meantime you blast through space like a stealth missile, a silenced gun. You are small and the Medium is dark and even when the Veil rises before you again, you are exhilarated. You spin around the asteroids and realize that you are invincible and you are fast.

|| CLAWING AT MY FACE. Dirk, pre-Sburb, goes to Prospit.
fandom:homestuck  author:dashery  character:dirkstrider  challenge:hso2012  type:gen  type:backstory  type:pre-text  type:ouchmyheart  type:growingup  type:heavyheartedandlookingup  type:lovely  type:loneliness  type:characterstudy  type:voice  length:1-5k 
august 2012 by blottingtheink
Halfway to human - gloss - Homestuck [Archive of Our Own]
The spunky detective lass has solved another case!

Oh my goodness, this is so great, and deserves way more attention than it's gotten.
fandom:homestuck  author:gloss  character:janecrocker  type:becausecharacterlove  type:awesome  type:pre-text  type:a+forgenderidentity  type:family  type:gen  length:1-5k 
may 2012 by blottingtheink

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