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Stately Homes of Wiltshire - Chapter 1 - waspabi - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
Malfoy Manor has mould, dry rot and an infestation of unusually historical poltergeists. Harry Potter is on the case.

|| This is a new classic HP H/D fic that's everything you could want from that: repressed posh folks, a healthy dose of humor, and warmth seeping through it like sitting next to a fireplace. It also explicitly makes Harry and Hermione not-white, and references terrible 2000s fashion on the regular--really wonderful worldbuilding.
fandom:harrypotter  author:waspabi  pairing:harry/draco  type:ewe  type:workingitout  type:takeanideaandrun  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:characterization  type:humor  type:worldbuilding  type:longandsatisfying  type:makesmesmile  length:50-60k 
june 2016 by blottingtheink
keep you in my focus - cumulus - GOT7 [Archive of Our Own]
Jackson is a variety star with a regular gig and Mark is his longtime VJ.

|| This is feels longer than its 10k: it's soft, and really satisfying. I really liked all the scenes with them being soft and unwound in each other's presence--that seems like what WOULD be the foundation Mark and Jackson's realtionship. The world feels pretty completely built-out; I enjoyed it a lot.
fandom:kpop  fandom:got7  author:cumulus  pairing:jackson/mark  type:alternateuniverse  type:pining!  type:workingitout  type:softly  type:birdsongsweet  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:longandsatisfying  length:5-10k 
june 2016 by blottingtheink
relief - countingpaths - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
His bones feel like they're being pulled forward, like he has to fight them from curling into the curve of Jimin's body.

There's only so much he can do– His body leans in anyway. They giggle all the way up to their room, half pressed against each other. Holding each other up. Trailing behind the rest of their group and tripping over their own feet, cushioned by the safety nets they find in each other's arms.

“Lost in their own little world ,” he thinks he hears Seokjin mutter.

|| This fic is ostensibly about the first-time that happens in the second half, but it's mostly about BUILD--and what really makes it work for me is the way it weaves this backstory of a 95line who have been circling each other for ages, laughing and semi-breathless every time their gazes catch for too long--and this is the story of them FINALLY giving into that. It hits like you've been reading the gleeful pining for 10 or 20k already; you're that certain these kids are crazy about each other. The Tae has synesthesia thing is almost a little too played up for me in places, but I also really like it, so.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:countingpaths  pairing:jimin/v  type:canonexpansion  type:firsttime  type:friendship  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:fallforyouhotfast  type:thisishowwedevelop  length:5-10k 
april 2016 by blottingtheink
(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding - Chapter 1 - buddenbrooks - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
“Seokjin, this is my son,” he says, “Yoongi.” There’s silence from the hillocks of cream-coloured duvet peaked on the enormous bed. The magazine lies face-down on the carpet; Seokjin recognizes a young film star on the front cover, pressed close to a shadowy male figure with pixels blurring his face. “Yoongi,” the older man says again, with the carefully diplomatic tone of a parent who lost patience about ten minutes after the birth of his child and has never quite regained it. “Sit up and meet your new gua - companion.”

“My new babysitter,” someone drawls from the centre of the bed.

|| I don't believe an irresponsible and disrespectful Yoongi, not really, not even for a second, but I WAS really interested in this, and was totally willing to handwave to find out how it would all be managed. Pretty well, turned out. There's a POV switch in the middle, but I think it's actually pretty necessary for making the developments believable and Yoongi sympathetic at all. Liked the ending--feels right--but I simultaneously very much want the epilogue where things are a tad bit sunnier even and people kiss on the mouth. (Should be said, I believed this CHARACTER, by and large, just. Yoongi-wise...mostly a passing resemblance.)
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:buddenbrooks  pairing:jin/suga  type:alternateuniverse  type:bodyguard  type:takeanideaandrun  type:workingitout  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:longandsatisfying  length:20-25k 
october 2015 by blottingtheink
not funny - applecrumbledore - Check Please! (Webcomic) [Archive of Our Own]
This whole thing feels so weird, like they're betraying some clause of the homosocial bro code that says it's only for fun, you can't actually be gay, like they're letting someone down. But on the other hand, being with each other is the most natural thing they've ever done.

|| Oh, this was great, and kind of achey, surrounding a meet the parents kind of thing. CW for implied racism against Ransom. The build is tense and done well, for a pairing that's basically got no boundaries or distance by the time the series even starts.
fandom:checkplease  author:applecrumbledore  pairing:holster/ransom  type:backstory  type:family  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:friendship  type:wewerealwaysinlove  type:thisishowwedevelop  length:5-10k 
september 2015 by blottingtheink
right wrist, left ankle, heart [1/2] [for yummyda]: got2015
A month before GOTSTAR's first tour, Mark has to step down as the band's drummer. Turns out that this is the least of Jaebum's problems.

|| Oh, I liked this, the twisty-tangled nature of JB's feelings and worries and insecurities, all the members' personalities--particularly Mark and Jackson, feeling very themselves, operating with their own motivations and reactions. Lots of obliviousness and pining.
fandom:kpop  fandom:got7  author:anon  pairing:jb/mark  type:alternateuniverse  type:bandau  type:workingitout  type:obliviousness  type:pining!  type:characterization  type:thisishowwedevelop  length:10k-15k 
september 2015 by blottingtheink
The Wildly Reinterpreted Chapter 700 Naruto Fic (CHAPTER 1 - Bolt)
He knelt on the linoleum floor of his not-quite-prison and realized he not only needed to have a baby, he kind of wanted one. He wanted to have something, what, innocent? He wanted something to protect and fight for, something to lead the future with. And not just that. He wanted that…parent thing. The thing where you look at a baby and think, holy shit, I made that. He wanted the tiny fragile baby that grows into an inconsolable shrieking nightmare that grows into a loud demanding beast of curiosity and then a laughing ball of energy that would make gross faces at Sasuke and say, ugh, Dad.

|| Someone rewrites Naruto to make the ending make more sense, and explains where all those babies came from, when clearly those particular people were not making babies together.

At least, not in the traditional way. In which Sasuke is a nerd, and an asshole, and an asexual who wants babies, so he makes up a new jutsu for it. Comes with both plot and really wonderful dealing with their combined traumas without sinking under the weight of it. WIP. (God, the author must have an actual name that is not the tumblr name. What is it. /o\)

Some tense shifts in the earlier chapters (very odd, the writing is otherwise really strong) but it works itself out, thankfully.
fandom:naruto  author:babymakingnojutsu  pairing:naruto/sasuke  type:future  type:alternateuniverse  type:kidfic  type:ewe  type:a+forsexuality  type:acecharacter  type:characterization  type:plotty  type:takeanideaandrun  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:worldbuilding  type:longandsatisfying  type:workinprogress  length:notspecified 
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
Summer Fling, Don't Mean A Thing - Chapter 1 - fridaysblues (taemin) - EXO (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Snapshots from a summer on the road. Kyungsoo keeps kissing Chanyeol and Chanyeol's not sure what that means, but he knows he likes it. A lot.

|| Reaaaaally liked this--the verse is fleshed out, the characters seem full-fledged and interesting and recognizably themselves, and lots of fic-worthy stupidity regarding feelings. Satisfyingly long.
fandom:kpop  fandom:exo  author:fridaysblues  pairing:chanyeol/d.o  type:alternateuniverse  type:bandau  type:pining!  type:obliviousness  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:workingitout  type:takeanideaandrun  type:thisishowwedevelop  length:20-25k 
march 2015 by blottingtheink
yoongi | Gotta Be You
The next morning, it’s Jimin’s turn to wake up Yoongi. “Good luck,” says Jeongguk, patting him on the shoulder.

“We’re only doing this because we trust you, soldier,” Taehyung salutes him around a mouthful of toothpaste. Foam drips down onto his night shirt. He hasn’t noticed yet.

Still dressed in an undershirt and sweatpants, Jimin sighs, rubs his eyes, and walks into the room Yoongi shares with Namjoon and Seokjin.

|| For a fic that like, is ACTIVELY AVOIDING RESOLVING, I really enjoy the development in this fic, the slow dawning, and the way the author more or less avoids spelling it out in neon letters, even though there's a pretty firm declaration there at the end. Also as evidenced here, the rest of the band is aces, too, and I'm a sucker for that.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:yoongi  pairing:suga/jimin  type:canonexpansion  type:oopsi'minlovewithyou  type:ust  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:dynamics  type:domestic  type:criminallyadorable  type:cute  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
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
maayacola - KPop: Favors the Bold (Kris/Lay, NC-17) [1/3]
Hands come to rest on his shoulders, and Wu Fan knows it’s Yixing not just by process of elimination, but by the scent of eucalyptus that seems to cling to him. “You’d have to lie less if you took off the jacket.”

“I said it’s fine,” Wu Fan says, shrugging the hands off and ignoring the flush that climbs up his neck at the way Yixing’s fingers drag down his shoulders as they fall.

|| Enjoying this fic required, for me, a kind of mental handwaving that Yixing's actions could really, REALLY, r e a l l y be that persistently opaque, but I eventually came round to it being like boiling a frog: if you have a friend who's really flirty or really unpredictable, at what stage are you sure--REALLY SURE--that they're not just messing with you? Kris attempts to find out; suffers a lot. (Also a lot of handwaving for Kris enjoying being in EXO, but given his propensity to refer back to it even now, I assume it probably wasn't his bandmates that were the problem.)
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:maayacola  pairing:kris/lay  type:canonexpansion  type:pining!  type:obliviousness  type:sillysillyboys  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:chinhands  length:20-25k 
december 2014 by blottingtheink
In a Quiet World - whetstone - Big Bang (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Word quarantines, rebels, protests. Dystopian AU based on The Quiet World by Jeffrey McDaniel.

|| I liked this WAY more than I expected--I normally don't care for dystopias at all. But a dystopia arranged around words and the rationing thereof seems especially apt for people known for their lyrics and lyricism. These characters aren't G-Dragon and TOP--not really--but they are interesting echoes, and I liked that their relationship to each other and to the resistance was complicated and not easy. (If, like me, you need these things from your dystopias, SPOILER: there is a happy-ish ending.)
fandom:kpop  fandom:bigbang  author:whetstone  pairing:gdragon/top  type:alternateuniverse  type:dystopia  type:takeanideaandrun  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:interesting  length:1-5k 
december 2014 by blottingtheink
Never Knew What a Good Time Was 'Til I Had a Good Time With You - riots - EXO (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
“I brought a friend,” Sehun tells him, his arm sliding free. He gestures towards someone sitting at the bar. The guy looks younger than Sehun and completely out of place, with his neat, blue and white striped shirt and his thick-framed glasses. He's not as tall as Sehun is, but he's close. It's a good thing Minseok doesn't have a complex about his short height, because all his friends seem to tower over him “Hyung, this is Lu Han.”

|| Band AU, set in Korea. riots does sympathetic but emotionally distant narrators really well, in a way I find very personally satisfying. It's not super surprising she seems to gravitate towards the more introverted members of EXO. I like the development a lot.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:riots  pairing:xiumin/luhan  type:alternateuniverse  type:bandau  type:friendship  type:workingitout  type:stupidmistakes  type:thisishowwedevelop  length:10k-15k 
december 2014 by blottingtheink
in the territory of the dragon king - Chapter 1 - curledupkitten (chanyeol) - EXO (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
there are so many ghosts on this island. maybe that's why do kyungsoo has come: so his personal ghosts can get lost among them.

|| I am personally so, so confused by this summary, because this isn't a D.O. fic, it's a Baekhyun fic, and that's KEY to the story. Which is 121k, and doesn't miss a BEAT. Not much happens, but, as c'estwhat said, it never drags or feels like time's being marked: it takes time because it HAS time. The relationship development is so, so satisfying, and there were a couple of places where I worried curledupkitten was going to go in a melodramatic, easy direction, and they never did. Really, really satisfying.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:curledupkitten  pairing:baekhyun/d.o.  type:alternateuniverse  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:stylisticappreciation  type:longandsatisfying  type:makesmesmile  length:100k+ 
november 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
Allons-y - sandwichtree - Shingeki no Kyojin | Attack on Titan [Archive of Our Own]
Jean becomes progressively more protective of the worst possible candidate.

|| Oh my god, this is delightful. I like Jean so much--I've always liked Jean so much, I think including him in the cast of main characters is a stroke of genius, an outside, selfishly, goodly human character who is frustrated and befuddled and drawn to the crazy three--but anyway. Yes. J'accepte.

The ending kills me.
fandom:snk  author:sandwichtree  pairing:jean/eren  type:longandsatisfying  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:ouchmyheart  type:characterization  type:sillysillyboys  type:endingiswhoa  warningtype:bodyhorror  warningtype:violence  warningtype:graphicinjury  length:5-10k 
january 2014 by blottingtheink
Touch Shy - cest_what - Ookiku Furikabutte | Big Windup! [Archive of Our Own]
It took Abe longer than it should have to realise that when he touched Mihashi now, Mihashi shivered and stuttered and just about fell apart.

|| THIS IS SO GREAT oh my god TEENAGERS BBS omg. My favorite thing is the deep, deep undercurrent of trust--Abe's SURETY that it's there, even when he's sick and cold with worry--and the characterization--Abe's methodical nature, his inability to really talk to anyone, the way that the two of them communicate best through touch, even when touch is the problem, and Mihashi's trembliness/increasing comfort on the team/incredible focus. Short, but best.
fandom:oofuri  author:cestwhat  pairing:abe/mihashi  type:short  type:characterization  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:criminallyadorable  length:1-5k 
january 2014 by blottingtheink
If the Right One Came Along - hapakitsune - Hockey RPF [Archive of Our Own]
"Once there were two hockey players. One had great hair. One had a lot of brothers. This is their story." Or, Kris Letang gets a hug and Marc Staal meets a nice boy.

|| It feels fundamentally ridiculous to me that I read this story--Marc Staal and Kris Letang? WHAT?--but I trust hk, and it was a wonderful, slow development. By the time they kissed, I was so ready. Lovely.
fandom:hockeyrpffml  author:hapakitsune  pairing:marcstaal/krisletang  type:obliviousness  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:ust  type:stylisticappreciation  type:birdsongsweet  length:10k-15k 
may 2013 by blottingtheink
Two to Tango - thehoyden, twentysomething - Hockey RPF [Archive of Our Own]
Sid’s only ever felt he was meant to be two places: on the ice, and in front of a classroom. But he looks at the penguins, then at Geno, and wonders if Geno is right.

|| Another one I SWEAR I'd saved. Alas. Cute as fuck, and accurate representation of teaching, for which I could kiss them on the face. Plus all the cameos are AWESOME.
fandom:hockeyrpffml  author:thehoyden  author:twentysomething  pairing:sidney/geno  type:alternateuniverse  type:animals  type:birdsongsweet  type:criminallyadorable  type:takeanideaandrun  type:thisishowwedevelop  length:20-25k 
april 2013 by blottingtheink
Imprint - hetrez - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
"The next day, Steve and the other Avengers are just settling into a meeting on the flight deck when there's a muffled yell, and Alvarez falls out of the ceiling."

Or, Steve builds a training program, a team, and new life for himself.

|| As I was reading this, I kept thinking about how Steve here runs so close to perfect--he doesn't really MAKE any mistakes--but that's not what this is about. The mistake here is prior to the fic itself--it's Bucky, it's missing Peggy, it's his behavior on the Helicarrier--and this is the story of a man who tries his best, all of the time, and most of the time, succeeds, in spite of a heavy, heavy heart. Full of beautiful moments and exquisite development. Highly recommend the whole series, although my heart belongs to this, the first one, which is gen. The next two are Steve/Bucky.
fandom:avengers  author:hetrez  pairing:steve/bucky  type:posttext  type:teamfic  type:friendship  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:characterization  type:birdsongsweet  type:makesmesmile  type:surviving  type:series  length:5-10k 
april 2013 by blottingtheink
Next Thursday - wldnst - Teen Wolf (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
In which Stiles Stilinski has a werewolf for a best friend, a support group for that, hot chocolate with Lydia Martin and Danny Mahealani every Thursday evening, and an extremely anticlimactic coming out experience.

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

Warnings: minor character death, discussion of past abuse.
fandom:teenwolf  author:wldnst  pairing:stiles/danny  type:posttext  type:sillysillyboys  type:makesmesmile  type:characterization  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:highschoolau  type:comingout  warningtype:abuse(past)  warningtype:characterdeath  length:15-20k 
april 2013 by blottingtheink
The Unexpected Guest - marycontraire - Hockey RPF, Sports RPF [Archive of Our Own]
"I mean, you just sort of showed up unexpectedly and started following me around a bit, but now I'm very attached to you."

|| LOLOLOL, I feel slightly off, reading about Flyers, especially now that the lockout's over, but! Bedsharing and friendship and slow-burn, why yes, yes I will.
fandom:hockeyrpffml  author:marycontraire  pairing:claude/danny  type:domestic  type:bedsharing  type:backstory  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:family  length:5-10k 
january 2013 by blottingtheink
abvj: Fic - in order to mend (Lizzie, Lizzie/Darcy) r, 1/1
It takes Charlotte literally eighty-six seconds to figure it out.

|| The best LBD fic I've read so far. I could actually HEAR all of the characters speaking, their voices are so spot-on, and the development exquisitely follows the type of behavior and rationalization you'd expect from Lizzie. Also it's fucking hot, and sweet as hell.
fandom:lizziebennetdiaries  author:abvj  pairing:lizzie/darcy  type:midtext  type:characterization  type:voice  type:hottt  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:somethingperfect  type:personalcanon  length:1-5k 
january 2013 by blottingtheink
White Hats - Dira Sudis (dsudis) - Generation Kill, Curse Workers Series - Holly Black [Archive of Our Own]
"Every day's your lucky day when you work for the LMD, Ray," Brad said blandly.

|| Oh my god. The tension in this is palpable, nearly smothering, but finely wrought enough that reading it is never a chore, just heart-pounding. And then, it turns out to be something else entirely. Really, incredibly excellent. Can be read without knowledge of the Curse Worker Series (as I don't have any), but hot damn, I want to read it now.
fandom:generationkill  fandom:curseworkers  author:dira.sudis  pairing:brad/nate  type:fusion  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:ohwownorly  type:takeanideaandrun  type:jobfic  type:  type:justthisedgeofpainful  length:5-10k 
january 2013 by blottingtheink
The Importance of Being Mostly Human - gogollescent - Discworld [Archive of Our Own]
In which Susan identifies "Where's My Cow" as a proto-talismanic anchor for Young Sam's continued health and existence, and tries very hard not to wonder what the Vimes' butler does on his day off. There may also be a lesson about the meaning of Hogswatch, but no one wants to talk about that.

|| Oh my god, it does everything it promises to in the summary AND MORE. Susan is perfect, and I let out a breath I didn't realize I'd been holding when I finished. A++++.
fandom:discworld  author:gogollescent  challenge:yuletide2012  character:susanstohelit  type:characterstudy  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:characterization  type:voice  type:backstory  type:somethingperfect  type:family  length:10k-15k 
january 2013 by blottingtheink
The Sticking Place - La Reine Noire - 15th Century CE RPF, Hunger Games Series - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
Nobody talks about the Fifth Annual Hunger Games. There are good reasons for this.

|| !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't know this history super well, but this. THIS. I was RIVETED, just as much as the narrator claims the country would be and was. DANG! DANG.
fandom:rare  fandom:history  author:lareinenoire  challenge:yuletide2012  type:hungergamesau  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:knifeslidesin  type:ohwownorly  type:takeanideaandrun  type:awesome  length:1-5k 
january 2013 by blottingtheink
Hide Of A Life War - Etharei - Teen Wolf (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
“We have received confirmation that there is a hostage situation in progress at a warehouse compound two hours out of Los Angeles, following a multiple-vehicle pileup on Highway 101 this morning...”

The one in which Stiles has lived to (legal) adulthood and, along the way, become a bit of a badass himself.

|| This is honestly amazing. Tightly paced, beautifully characterized, and heart-poundingly awesome. W o w.
fandom:teenwolf  author:etharei  pairing:derek/stiles  type:future  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:characterization  type:awesome  type:bamf  type:workingitout  type:plotty  type:stylisticappreciation  type:ohwownorly  length:25-30k 
october 2012 by blottingtheink
this is our sound - Chapter 1 - superlatives - Hockey RPF [Archive of Our Own]
five times girl!ryan ellis and girl!taylor hall didn't hook up (and one time they did)

(or, the one where ryan ellis and taylor hall spend years terrorizing the windsor spitfires, everyone else in the universe, and each other.)

|| This is FUCKING WONDERFUL. It's as much gen friendship fic as it is femmeslash, and oh my GOD, yes. Also, the idea of the NHL as a co-ed space does such wonderful things to my insides I can't even explain.
fandom:hockeyrpffml  author:superlatives  pairing:taylor.hall/ryan.ellis  pairing:hallsy/ebs  type:alwaysagirl  type:femmeslash  type:friendship  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:threesome  type:backstory  type:criminallyadorable  type:makesmesmile  type:somethingperfect  length:5-10k 
august 2012 by blottingtheink
let's not get sloppy just because we're singing -
Kyoko deals with the challenges of playing roles in a number of different adaptations.
Note: Warnings for the fact that fandom will ship anything, including incest, teacher/student, and human/killer artificial intelligence. Management would like to state for the record that this fic is not meant as endorsement of any of the things that fandom and/or the entertainment industry do within it.

OMG SKIP BEAT FIC???? WHAT???? Okay, so this is revealing my truly horrendous weakness to Skip Beat, but I think this fic does a FANTASTIC job reveling in the spastic wonder that is Kyoko, and also the best thing about it, which is that Kyoko learning to act--is actually all about Kyoko. <333333333

(Kyoko gets roles in Utena, Harry Potter, Portal, Labyrinth, and Princess Tutu. Really brilliant development.)
fandom:skipbeat  author:bookelfe  pairing:kyoko/ren  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:characterization  type:fivethings  type:crossover  type:becausecharacterlove  type:friendship  type:growingup  type:makesmesmile  type:forsaddays  length:notspecified 
august 2012 by blottingtheink
Till You Make It - lightgetsin - Dresden Files - Jim Butcher [Archive of Our Own]
I squirmed, pinned between him and the counter. "It’s not – look, I don’t run to schedule, okay?" I said. "Don’t – I’m not easy."

"You don’t say." Okay, that much sarcasm was uncalled for.

"I mean it," I said doggedly. "I’m not one of those ‘insert coin, pull lever’ girls."

|| I have a lot of feelings about this fic related to female sexuality that I can't quite sort out, but it's really, really great, and a wonderful Harry I am totally and completely behind. <3
fandom:dresdenfiles  author:lightgetsin  pairing:dresden/marcone  type:alwaysagirl  type:characterization  type:a+forsexuality  type:takeanideaandrun  type:smmmmmmmut  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:interesting  length:15-20k 
july 2012 by blottingtheink
A Long December - sev313 - Hockey RPF [Archive of Our Own]
Corey Crawford didn’t have a cup hangover. Probably because he didn’t win a Stanley Cup. What he is having, however, is what he might call a sophomore slump. Arguably. If pressed.

I was not sure what to make of this being Corey/Carcillo at first, but then I was totally, completely charmed. It's a lovely fic, full of soft feelings and sweetness, and it's wonderfully written. I believed both of them completely.
fandom:hockeyrpffml  author:sev313  pairing:coreycrawford/dancarcillo  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:birdsongsweet  type:myheart  type:criminallyadorable  length:5-10k 
july 2012 by blottingtheink
Don't You Shake Alone - Dira Sudis (dsudis) - Generation Kill [Archive of Our Own]
Nate looked exactly like Brad always pictured him: exhausted in the full life-in-a-combat-zone sense of the word.

This is a fucking wrecking ball. I've lost two nights of sleep to it, and spent those with my heart in my throat and a whining, sputtering thing in my chest. Impeccable characterization, voices and pacing; for a story that barely leaves the house, this has tension in spades and a finely-tuned sense of love and caring in buckets.

Nate has PTSD and a baby. Brad is going to be there for them.
fandom:generationkill  author:dira.sudis  pairing:brad/nate  type:kidfic  type:ohwownorly  type:characterization  type:voice  type:somethingperfect  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:ouchmyheart  type:posttext  type:heavyheartedandlookingup  warningtype:ptsd  length:60-80k 
july 2012 by blottingtheink
It's Complicated - Katarin - Hockey RPF [Archive of Our Own]
It's PK's rookie year and he's not sure what this thing with Carey is. He also doesn't know it's a thing at all. Sometimes PK's pretty dumb.

I really, really enjoyed this. But we all know, don't we, that oblivious is basically my favorite.
fandom:hockeyrpffml  author:katarin  pairing:pksubban/careyprice  type:sleepingtogetherfirst  type:sillysillyboys  type:obliviousness  type:pining!  type:myheart  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:voice  type:longandsatisfying  length:40-50k 
july 2012 by blottingtheink
will you do this for me? | Sherlock BBC - YouTube

Good thing I am in my room because I a. screamed a little, b. sobbed a little, and c. rocked back and forth, and I don't need my roommates asking why these things are happening.

Aside from my visceral reaction, this vid is TREMENDOUS. The pacing, the way that NOT ONLY the visuals work with the music, but the pace of the cuts, AND the dialogue--GUYS THIS VID MANAGES TO USE DIALOGUE EFFECTIVELY IT IS AMAZING--and it also has an arc. Easily one of the best vids I've ever watched.
fandom:bbcsherlock  author:katrindepp  type:gen  type:friendship  type:grief  type:ouchmyheart  type:knifeslidesin  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:awesome  type:somethingperfect  type:characterization 
february 2012 by blottingtheink
fahye_fic: [X-Men: anthem for doomed youth, 1/2]
She can do amazing things, but her powers have to be hidden. She feels as though she's waiting for something, a role that life hasn't seen fit to offer her yet, and while she waits at least she has her best friend to keep her company.<br />
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Wonderful, wonderful character study. Starts in Raven and Charles's childhoods and moves forward.
fandom:x-men(firstclass)  author:fahye  pairing:erik/charles  pairing:raven/erik  character:raven(xmfc)  type:characterization  type:characterstudy  type:family  type:longandsatisfying  type:thisishowwedevelop  from delicious
july 2011 by blottingtheink
Sardinian Blue - On a Clear Day 1/7
Draco Malfoy is waiting for his real life to begin, and it appears that he’s not the only one. Coffee, charity, and the wisdom of the elderly.

|| EWE, with a convincingly agoraphobic Harry. He's stupid, and angry, like he is in the books, but ever so much more sympathetic. I love it when writers do that.

An epic in a grand tradition.
fandom:harrypotter  author:saras-girl  pairing:harry/draco  type:longandsatisfying  type:posttext  type:characterization  type:workingitout  type:thisishowwedevelop  from delicious
july 2011 by blottingtheink
etothepii: Seems So Easy for Everybody Else 1/2, PG-13, Sherlock
Warnings: trigger warnings for trans issues, brief mention of suicidal ideation

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

|| Oh, etothepii, I just want to roll around in everything you've ever written. This is gorgeous and heart-aching and perfect.
fandom:bbcsherlock  author:etothepii  type:gen  type:genderidentity  type:longandsatisfying  type:characterization  type:backstory  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:family  type:justthisedgeofpainful  type:closetocanonau  type:somethingperfect  from delicious
july 2011 by blottingtheink
oldfriends: fic: "Four Times Erik Tried To Make Charles Lose Control, and One Time He..."
Okay. 1. The title is awesome. Don't even front. 2. So much of this is hilarious! 3. So much of this huuuuuuuuuuuuuuurts. 4. All of this pokes at the places they fit, and how even when they do, they don't. 5. What the fuck are you still doing here, friend? Srsly.
fandom:x-men(firstclass)  author:oldfriends  pairing:erik/charles  type:posttext  type:telepathymeansiloveyou  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:ouchmyheart  type:giggles  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:fivethings  from delicious
june 2011 by blottingtheink
ET IN ARKADIA - FIC: "Three Instances in Bed" (BBC Sherlock, Sherlock/John, NC-17)
But when they sleep, it's a good sort of sleep on the couch, naked and with no blankets to worry about yet; although Sherlock is right, as he usually is, and sometimes he kicks.

a;sdfjpahlkfdj;ioufwda;k LOVE (also, this is brilliant development)
fandom:bbcsherlock  author:et-in-arkadia  pairing:sherlock/john  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:characterization  type:smmmmmmmut  type:hottt  type:myheart  type:lovely  type:softly  from delicious
june 2011 by blottingtheink
seperis | movie: x-men first class
I've been trying to figure out how to review this without gushing on archetypes and good intentions, because in a surprise twist, our archetypes are mixed and not very archetypical and good intentions aren't even in the running when the intention is survival.<br />
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SOMEBODY: MAKE THIS HAPPEN--GOD, I want someone to take the ideas in this and make them incarnate, so, so, so, badly--I don't care if it's an AU, or an epic that moves us slowly and painfully, I JUST WANT. I am a creature of desiiiiiiiiiiiire.
fandom:x-men(firstclass)  author:seperis  type:meta  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:interesting  type:insightful  type:characterization  from delicious
june 2011 by blottingtheink
1stclass_kink: Prompt Post: ROUND ONE
Erik has had Charles in his head before, but not like this.

For this trope, I'm really, really, enjoying the development. It's not the immediate--no, they're not really sure what's happening, no one's vomiting, it's just weird. Also, interesting characterization of Erik. Softer edges than I think he probably would have, but I especially like the way he interacts with Raven.
fandom:x-men(firstclass)  author:huntsmonsters  pairing:erik/charles  type:someonemadethem  type:soulbond  type:trope  type:characterization  type:takeanideaandrun  type:interesting  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:midtext  type:workinprogress  type:plotty  from delicious
june 2011 by blottingtheink
flourishing in subterfuge - H50/Oceans Fic: The Break-Even Point Master Post
Turk knows that reality is mostly perception, and the fact is he doesn't know how to separate Danny Williams from Turk Malloy anymore. The lines are blurred and the guise is deeper than the reality. He's not one or the other, but he's a little of both.<br />
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How Turk Malloy became Danny Williams. The development is brilliant, and there are so many little details to love about this fic that listing them all would make a horribly run-on sentence. I realize I'm not really against that, but delicious has eaten this save three times already, so. The transformation is delicious and strangely believable. Well worth the hours you'll spend reading.
fandom:hawaiifiveo  fandom:ocean's11  author:faye_dartmouth  pairing:danny/rachel  type:backstory  type:characterization  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:longandsatisfying  type:ohwownorly  from delicious
may 2011 by blottingtheink
You're Dirty, You're Beautiful - azephirin - Fast and the Furious (2001 2003 2006 2009) [Archive of Our Own]
Spoilers: For the Fast & Furious series, only vague implications as to the ending of the fourth movie. There are spoilers in dialogue for several other movies, including My Beautiful Laundrette, Old Yeller, and Traffic.<br />
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Unf. Great reveal mid-fic; I especially like this Dom. It's stuff like this that makes me want to go see the fifth movie.
fandom:fast&furious  author:azephirin  pairing:dom/brian  type:softly  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:abouttheexecution  type:just_yes  type:characterization  from delicious
may 2011 by blottingtheink
Addendum on Setting Appropriate Boundaries - BlackEyedGirl - Social Network (2010) [Archive of Our Own]
Eduardo is still trying to work out where the edges of this thing should be. Mark isn't always much help in figuring that out. [Continuation, set about eight months after Best Practices in Workplace Relationships.]<br />
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You know, I think I like this even better than Best Practices. The Eduardo-voice is great, and I really enjoy both the complexity and honesty of the problem--realistic, and idiot-ball-carrying, the way we do at our worst and most insecure--and the way it's resolved. Very nice.
fandom:thesocialnetwork  author:blackeyedgirl  pairing:mark/eduardo  type:established-relationship  type:sequel  type:workingitout  type:thisishowwedevelop  from delicious
may 2011 by blottingtheink
Seventeen Things That Happen to Rory Williams, After - Scribe - Doctor Who [Archive of Our Own]
In which Amy dies and Rory, eventually, keeps going.<br />
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Not gen, exactly, but pairings don't seem to fit this one either. As OTP and OT3 and slashy as the show.
fandom:doctorwho  author:scribe  type:awesome  type:characterization  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:workingitout  type:grief  warningtype:characterdeath  from delicious
may 2011 by blottingtheink
hackthis: Generation Kill - It May Be Heart and Fist and Human Voice (PG-13, Brad/Nate)
I love finding old things I loved that for some reason I hadn't previously tagged. What, self, were you reading on a different computer? ONLY LOGICAL EXPLANATION.<br />
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Suffice it to say this is hackthis, this is Brad & Nate, this is your heart, breaking. Do me again.
fandom:generationkill  author:hackthis  pairing:brad/nate  type:awesome  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:posttext  type:characterization  type:voice  type:fandomclassic  from delicious
april 2011 by blottingtheink
tsn_kinkmeme: Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks
Oh my god, this is amazing. I clicked because of the title--YES, THAT ALBUM, MMMF--but this is extraordinary. The author does something amazing to us in the beginning (cannot say); casual misunderstanding of social cues, why so brilliant; the slowly-ebbing grief.

Seriously. Brilliant.

4/26, up to 32.
fandom:thesocialnetwork  author:anon  pairing:mark/eduardo  type:posttext  type:hurt/comfort  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:stylisticappreciation  type:somethingperfect  type:workingitout  type:workinprogress  type:longandsatisfying  from delicious
april 2011 by blottingtheink
veritasrecords: Fic: Place That Don't Know My Name [The Social Network/Doctor Who][1/2]
Looking up at the mess of stars above New (New New New) Singapore, he stops being Eduardo Saverin, absentee CFO of Facebook, and starts being Eduardo Saverin, time traveling companion to a mad man in a blue box who keeps on calling him Frank.<br />
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fandom:thesocialnetwork  fandom:doctorwho  author:antistar_e  type:fusion  type:posttext  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:happilyeverafter  type:worldbuilding  type:justforfun  type:just_yes  from delicious
april 2011 by blottingtheink
Learn to Wear Each Other Well - sinuous_curve - Sherlock Holmes & Related Fandoms, Sherlock (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
There is no canon support for this pairing. None.<br />
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Other than that their characters--their characterization--would be FASCINATING.<br />
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And like everything good in fandom, that's good enough. This is wonderfully developed and characterized; Lestrade's voice is pitch-perfect, and I adore seeing John, Donovan and Anderson through his eyes.
fandom:bbcsherlock  author:sinuous_curve  pairing:mycroft/lestrade  type:characterization  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:just_yes  type:scratchesanitch  type:voice  from delicious
april 2011 by blottingtheink
writeonclara: Fic: Never Engage a Mad Genius in a Prank War
Sherlock and John don’t do pranks like normal people. Things get personal. Everyone gets involved, whether they know it or not. When one prank spirals out of control, things get a little ugly.<br />
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OR BEAUTIFUL! The prank war escalates wonderfully, and develops into a nicely intriguing side-plot, and the Sherlock-John development seems perfectly on, for them. <3
fandom:bbcsherlock  author:clarify  pairing:sherlock/john  type:hijinks  type:sillysillyboys  type:plotty  type:oopsi'minlovewithyou  type:thisishowwedevelop  from delicious
april 2011 by blottingtheink
raina_at: FIC: The Fundamental Things Apply, Sherlock BBC, Sherlock/John, PG-13, 1/1
Before, he was inclined to regard John’s presence in his life as a temporary luxury, something he would soon tire of or discard or watch as it walked away, a transient comet passing through his life, unique, beautiful, but not meant to stay.
fandom:bbcsherlock  author:raina  pairing:sherlock/john  type:characterization  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:softly  type:fivethings  from delicious
april 2011 by blottingtheink
The Vast Perhaps - moony - Sherlock (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
It’s not fair, he thinks. A world where budgies can die for no reason isn’t a very nice world, and suddenly John wishes it were him in the box instead of Tom Baker. Because he doesn’t think he wants to live in a world that’s so unfair.<br />
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That's the line that got me hooked. The ending is surprisingly sappy for the subject, but so much of it is wonderful, and I really enjoy the author's treatment of their relationship. Highly recommended.
fandom:bbcsherlock  author:moony  pairing:sherlock/john  type:fivethings  type:backstory  type:forthinking  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:interesting  from delicious
april 2011 by blottingtheink
tsn_kinkmeme: [PART FOUR]
The kinkmeme AU where Eduardo went to Dartmouth and now is one of FB's investors, and has a really unprofessional relationship with Mark, by which I mean friends, and Mark is in general confused, but pleased.

A great, sympathetic Mark voice (without the assholery of canon, he's way more sympathetic, to be fair), but also a great exploration of what it's like to find a friend. I love it.

4/2, up to part 15.
fandom:thesocialnetwork  author:anon  pairing:mark/eduardo  type:alternateuniverse  type:friendship  type:justforfun  type:kinkmeme  type:socialawkwardness  type:workinprogress  type:ust  type:workingitout  type:firsttime  type:thisishowwedevelop  from delicious
april 2011 by blottingtheink
tsn_kinkmeme: Never Marry for Money (You Can Borrow it Cheaper)
Wow. I gasped out loud (twice), sighed (three times), said, "oh, you poor thing," and in general, had all the feelings. --In fact, I really enjoyed that the comment-trope for this fic was "I DON'T KNOW WHAT MY FEELINGS ARE DOING" <--yes. <br />
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The one where they wake-up-married (ridiculous)--but that is the only crack in the entire piece. Eduardo is painfully stupid and naive and in denial and in love and Mark is in love and stupid and doesn't know how to express himself and thinks he's right and desperate--AND THEN IT IS ALL WORKING OUT.<br />
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(scurries off to read everything else Alex has ever written)
fandom:thesocialnetwork  author:alexthegreat  pairing:mark/eduardo  type:future  type:wokeupmarried  type:posttext  type:workingitout  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:characterization  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:fandomclassic  type:justthisedgeofpainful  from delicious
april 2011 by blottingtheink
Let's stay up all night... - Sherlock fanfic: "For The Weekend."
‘Patterns, Doctor Watson. Daughter, sister, doctor, soldier – and then suddenly a colleague, and an increasingly domestic one at that, to the world’s only consulting detective. It creates beautiful colours, wouldn’t you say?’ (Gender and sex-swap; John into Joan Watson)

fandom:bbcsherlock  author:ellieet  pairing:sherlock/john  type:alwaysagirl  type:birdsongsweet  type:domestic  type:thisishowwedevelop  from delicious
march 2011 by blottingtheink
WHAT. [helenish]
Yesssssssssss--helenish complains that this story was hard, but I also love it. Solid, deft writing, and wonderful characterization. Honestly, how often does a story merit tagging for wonderful development and fake bfs? The one where Eames plays Jimmy for a bit, and it's all really to mess around in their heads.
fandom:inception  author:helenish  pairing:arthur/eames  type:characterization  type:posttext  type:pretendbfs  type:just_yes  type:thisishowwedevelop  from delicious
march 2011 by blottingtheink
gyzym: hawaii 5-0 fic: the wild corners [steve/danny, nc-17]
Danny hovers between wakefulness and sleep and feel likes an emptied conch--worn smooth where Steve has washed over him, flush with the faint echo of all the places they've touched. <br />
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OH MY GODDDDDDDDDDDDDD. So, Gyzym is famous in my mind for domestic!brilliance, and this strays around the edges of that, but really, really, it clarifies that the reason that she is so good at domestic is because she is so good at feelings. A series of vignettes--and I can't say that there's really an obviously connecting thread, except that Steve makes Danny feel things, and sometimes he thinks about it. MY feelings during reading?: UNF. Ooh, look at that metaphor. OHHHHH MY HEART.
fandom:hawaiifiveo  author:gyzym  pairing:danny/steve  type:stylisticappreciation  type:characterization  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:awesome  type:birdsongsweet  type:just_yes  from delicious
march 2011 by blottingtheink
Patience, a Steady Hand - Helenish - Inception (2010) [Archive of Our Own]
They throw him in the hold with the rest of the—what they stole: bags of grain and heavy wheels of cheese with the monastery seal in the wax, ale and gold and iron and cloth. There aren't any other people, he's the only—the only slave, his mind supplies, running more quickly than he can stand. He doesn't let himself think it again, just works around his bound hands until he's not lying on top of them anymore. The ship is moving, yawing slowly from side to side, and it's dark and warm in the hold. Eames sleeps.

|| Oh. My. God. Ohmygod. More of original historical fiction than Inception-based, really, but wow. Arthur is a Viking; Eames was a monk; Helenish does a beautiful, heartbreakingly developed job of developing their relationship, of not romanticizing the slavery, or what their historical attitudes to it would have been. Unf. God. Wonderful.
fandom:inception  author:helenish  pairing:arthur/eames  type:alternateuniverse  type:historical  type:worldbuilding  type:ohwownorly  type:awesome  type:somethingperfect  type:longandsatisfying  type:epic  type:thisishowwedevelop  warningtype:noncon  warningtype:slavery  from delicious
march 2011 by blottingtheink
waldorph: Trekfic: "My Boy Builds Coffins"
alkfjpowuflakdm;lasdu. Really, really interesting look at Kirk's character through Spock's eyes, and then, before you know it, a phenomenal look at Spock's. Not canon in tone, but one of those brilliantly worked pieces that says--hey, wait a minute, all of this is IN the canon...what if we followed this left, instead of right? It makes my skin crawl and it is awesome.
fandom:startrekreboot  author:waldorph  pairing:kirk/spock  type:ohwownorly  type:creepy  type:ouchmyheart  type:posttext  type:endingiswhoa  type:characterization  type:thisishowwedevelop  from delicious
february 2011 by blottingtheink
Tales from the Loathly Lady - Burn and Shine
How is this even real. Okay, take the pretend boyfriend trope (which I love beyond the telling of it, I know, ay), and then don't end it with sex--not even any making out--and it is SO GREAT, I love it. It's not that it feels more real, exactly, it's as much of a fantasy as pretend bfs --> smexing, but I love working the other side. Heart.
fandom:merlin  author:lady-ragnell  pairing:merlin/arthur  type:alternateuniverse  type:contemporaryau  type:pretendbfs  type:workingitout  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:softly  type:drunkenhonesty  from delicious
february 2011 by blottingtheink
gyzym: hawaii 5-0 fic: you testify and i'll pour the drinks [Steve/Danny]
I haven't even seen this episode and this is brilliant. <br />
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Can someone explain to me how it is that gyzym is so good at relationships? Because truth. So good. I love everything about every relationship in this and I love that they are each different and true and it's almost not fair and mostly just perfect.
fandom:hawaiifiveo  author:gyzym  pairing:danny/steve  type:workingitout  type:episoderelated  type:family  type:domestic  type:thisishowwedevelop  from delicious
february 2011 by blottingtheink
other things the road to hell is paved with - Chapter 1 - LuciaZephyr - Dresden Files - Jim Butcher, Dresden Files - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
I tend to turn right by instinct when given a decision. Right-handed, evocate with my right side, and try to do the right thing.

But we've all done that, haven't we? Wondered what was going down in the universe next door. How one decision would shake up everything we knew.

What happens when we turn left.
fandom:dresdenfiles  author:luciazephyr  pairing:dresden/marcone  type:alternateuniverse  type:closetocanonau  type:longandsatisfying  type:epic  type:characterization  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:series  from delicious
february 2011 by blottingtheink
waldorph: H50 - You Can't Carry It With You
"The first time she realizes she’s married to a cop, and incidentally a complete idiot who gets himself shot at, they’ve been married for a grand total of seven months." So much better than the show, I can't even. Rachel's relationship with Danny, and Danny's with Steve, all from her perspective.
fandom:hawaiifiveo  author:waldorph  pairing:danny/steve  character:rachel.h50  type:characterization  type:thisishowwedevelop 
december 2010 by blottingtheink
gyzym: Wherever You Will Be (That's Where I'll Call Home): Domesticverse Master Post
osadjfjpoygoihclsdakfjoayhjkvcioxuyhdspaljzs;l nc. GUYS GUYS GUYS.

I am sure I am the latest to this trainbusplane, but DOMESTIC VERSE has SEVEN STORIES and A MASTERPOST and I HAVE NOT READ THREE OF THEM OH MY GOD HOW HAVE I BEEN FAILED THIS BAD. doahgoiihjzcsldna.

This, recced a million times forever.
fandom:inception  author:gyzym  pairing:arthur/eames  type:characterization  type:awesome  type:somethingperfect  type:happilyeverafter  type:future  type:longandsatisfying  type:noneofthisiseasy  type:posttext  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:workingitout  type:domestic 
october 2010 by blottingtheink
I bet Nureyev never had to deal with this shit.
And this should NOT work, but as someone commented, their characters have been transposed with such CARE, and then the development is exquisite. I am left caring much, much more about ballet than I had ever anticipated--in fact, so, so so so much fun, I can't even.
fandom:inception  author:cobweb-diamond  pairing:arthur/eames  type:alternateuniverse  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:characterization 
october 2010 by blottingtheink
hackthis: Inception - j'veux ton amour, et je m'en fous d'après (Eames/Arthur NC-17, 1/2)
"No, darling," his mother says. "Work didn't call, Arthur called."

Awwww. Sweet and tender. A painterly, artistic Eames we only rarely get in this fandom so far; goodness knows though, hackthis may set off a deluge. Muted, as she so often is--and yet so very, very observant, as always. Absolutely worth it.
fandom:inception  author:hackthis  pairing:arthur/eames  type:birdsongsweet  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:happilyeverafter 
september 2010 by blottingtheink
Warm Light of Morning
"In which there is inevitably a morning after." Oh my god. This is so great. I'm loving that, more and more, I'm seeing different ways that people can put these two together and still have them recognizable characters. And this? This may be the one I was waiting for.
fandom:inception  author:cmonkatiekatie  pairing:arthur/eames  type:birdsongsweet  type:characterization  type:endingiswhoa  type:thisishowwedevelop  length:1-5k 
september 2010 by blottingtheink
need $ to build an ark - i was dreaming of the past
"The night the aliens came was the first time John understood the extent of his predicament." Oh, I want to quote the ending to you, but I won't, I won't. Lovely development, characterization, and a well-orchestrated ending--hit all of my narrative kinks, why don't we.
fandom:bbcsherlock  author:candle-beck  pairing:sherlock/john  type:characterization  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:endingiswhoa  type:soaring 
august 2010 by blottingtheink
Thought Experiments
"On the television in the background a lion has just brought down a zebra and it's still kicking feebly. It feels like some sort of strange metaphor for his life at the moment."

|| Oh my god, this this this. I believe both of them wonderfully and their development, and libraryofsol does a lovely job of rendering the intelligence of the BBCWatson. I shiver with it.
fandom:bbcsherlock  pairing:holmes/watson  author:libraryofsol  type:characterization  type:a+forsexuality  type:firsttime  type:endingiswhoa  type:somethingperfect  type:softly  type:thisishowwedevelop 
august 2010 by blottingtheink
the sandwich story
WAH. '"Hobbes," Calvin says thoughtfully, perched on the sharply slanted roof outside his bedroom window. "Have you always been around?"'
fandom:calvinandhobbes  type:gen  type:rarefandom  fandomgroup:yuletide  type:ouchmyheart  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:abouttheexecution  type:endingiswhoa 
january 2009 by blottingtheink
this is not a chick flick
"This is not a romantic story, despite what the bards may croon about Persephone's delicate beauty and pale bosom or Hades' flashing grey eyes." AAAAAAAAAH. Incredible.
fandom:mythology  pairing:hades/persephone  type:rarefandom  fandomgroup:yuletide  type:giggles  type:thisishowwedevelop 
january 2009 by blottingtheink
Good Home
"Kuchiki Byakuya collects strays." Oh--I love this; Byakuya is human, and the development with Renji is so much more real than it is often portrayed.
fandom:bleach  character:byakuya  pairing:renji/byakuya  type:gen  author:aelfa  type:characterization  type:thisishowwedevelop 
april 2008 by blottingtheink

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