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formal absences of precious things - pettey - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
The first night he spends at Jimin’s new place, Jeongguk decides it’s finally the right time to start catching up.

Or, that tedious post-disbandment fic.

|| Parts of this are weirdly hard to follow, like the author leaned to far into compression and got not-enough-information, but there are ALSO a bunch of beats that worked for me really well, in terms of emotion. I did kind of ache the whole time--disbandment, augh, and this is a vision where they love each other but are not super in touch--but that distance provides the space for the: what happens when you start to grow up separately, start to make your own adulthood--and then get back in touch. How do the pieces fit together. It's a compelling question.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:pettey  pairing:jimin/jungkook  type:future  type:canonexpansion  type:takeanideaandrun  type:ouchmyheart  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:workingitout  type:growingup  length:15-20k 
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
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
Though Oft We Break - o2doko - Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, CLAMP - Works [Archive of Our Own]
They have their revenge, and the constant threat looming over all their lives has finally passed - but both Kurogane and Fai still have a lot of healing left to do. Fortunately, neither of them has to do it alone.

[Set between the final battle and the end of the series, during their convalescence in Clow Country.]

|| I loved this, but just as it captures the way everyone talks sideways at each other, leaving room for the big huge Issues they all carry around, it captures CLAMPs complete disregard for satisfying endings, lol. So--not unexpected, just. Gosh darn it!!
fandom:tsubasa  author:o2doko  pairing:kurogane/fai  type:midtext  type:missingscene  type:surviving  type:workingitout  type:softly  type:birdsongsweet  type:whatwedotoeachother  length:5-10k 
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
we ain't born typical - paxlux - The Losers (2010) [Archive of Our Own]
The wind's out of the south and Cougar's restless.

|| The summary's misleading--this is very much in Jake's POV, and it runs and trips on itself in run-ons and asides, quips and idle curiosity, but still, through that, stays focused. The style's honestly at least half the fun; the rest is atmosphere and warmth.
fandom:thelosers  author:paxlux  pairing:cougar/jake  type:vignettes  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:friendship  type:pining!  type:kissing  type:dayinthelife  length:1-5k 
february 2016 by blottingtheink
welcome, ghosts - ohyousinners - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
Hoseok and Taehyung end up one hour late to soundcheck, and Namjoon berates them for well over five minutes. Hoseok just loops an easy arm around Taehyung’s waist, dragging him in, leaning on him for support as he counts the seconds that Namjoon goes without breathing. They get shuffled to hair and make-up after that, and from then on Hoseok can’t breathe without inhaling the foggy, cloying scent of hair-spray. He probably can’t touch his hair without being cut by the sharp edges.

|| Short thing from a band au that feels about 20 to 30k longer, but the relationships and the fundamental conflict are developed so effectively that you can see the problems and the ultimate resolution. Really really enjoyed.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:ohyousinners  pairing:suga/j-hope  pairing:jimin/jungkook  type:short  type:alternateuniverse  type:bandau  type:takeanideaandrun  type:miscommunication  type:bedsharing  type:sleepingtogetherfirst  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:fallforyouhotfast  type:vignettes  length:1-5k 
february 2016 by blottingtheink
all of your sides are good - conditionally - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
It's Jimin's birthday and Taehyung has to do whatever he wants. (Or where Jimin doesn't know what he wants, is what Taehyung wants too.)

|| This goes from pining fic to porn PRETTY QUICKLY, but it's still a good romp, and I really enjoyed all the details from Jimin's birthday that were pulled in. (I still can't believe Tae's fancafe post, either, author.) (Although I wish there'd been mention of them taking the Jimin bus together. That's okay though.)
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:conditionally  pairing:jimin/v  type:canonexpansion  type:friendstolovers  type:pining!  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:workingitout  type:everyoneelseknows  type:smmmmmmmut  type:dirtytalk  length:15-20k 
january 2016 by blottingtheink
not funny - applecrumbledore - Check Please! (Webcomic) [Archive of Our Own]
This whole thing feels so weird, like they're betraying some clause of the homosocial bro code that says it's only for fun, you can't actually be gay, like they're letting someone down. But on the other hand, being with each other is the most natural thing they've ever done.

|| Oh, this was great, and kind of achey, surrounding a meet the parents kind of thing. CW for implied racism against Ransom. The build is tense and done well, for a pairing that's basically got no boundaries or distance by the time the series even starts.
fandom:checkplease  author:applecrumbledore  pairing:holster/ransom  type:backstory  type:family  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:friendship  type:wewerealwaysinlove  type:thisishowwedevelop  length:5-10k 
september 2015 by blottingtheink
#26: catching stars to keep (the heavy heart remix) (for idyleski): kpop_ficmix
Jeon Jungkook is eighteen years, two hundred and one days, eighteen hours, thirty two minutes, and fifty five seconds old when he meets his soulmate.

|| A remix of that Jimin-doesn't-have-a-soulmate fic from Jungkook's POV, EVEN MORE FUCKING PAINFUL, but really good.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:staygame  pairing:jungkook/v  pairing:jimin/v  type:alternateuniverse  type:remix  type:soulbond  type:ouchmyheart  type:workingitout  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:angst  length:5-10k 
september 2015 by blottingtheink
One-on-One. - signifying_nothing - K-pop, 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
basketball!au: getting kicked off the team fucking sucks, but hoseok kind of makes it better.

|| Kind of asshole boys, blunt and bluffing, a little bit of implied internalized homophobia, but Yoongi's really casual about stepping past it, fwiw. Yoongi likes what he does to Hoseok.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:signifying_nothing  pairing:suga/j-hope  type:alternateuniverse  type:highschoolau  type:teenagers.  type:smut  type:whatwedotoeachother  length:1-5k 
september 2015 by blottingtheink
Love on Top - bazooka - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
Jimin flushed and fumbled with the bag, almost dropping one of the styrofoam containers as he fought to pull it out. "They were out of your favorite so I got the other one you get sometimes, but—"

"You should go home, Jimin. Get some sleep."

"No," Jimin said, voice quiet as he stared down at the shrink-wrapped ramen in his hand.

|| I liked this a lot, and the above illustrates a big part of why--Jimin isn't pushy or demanding, but he's sure of himself--what he wants, and what actions he's going to take, even as he takes others' feelings into account and wants them to be well. It's a really good characterization--especially, for me, since he's the omega in this. May stand on its own, but these particular abo dynamics make more sense in the context of the linked Namjin.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:bazooka  pairing:suga/jimin  type:abo  type:prequel  type:characterization  type:workingitout  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:wewerealwaysinlove  type:oopsi'minlovewithyou  length:5-10k 
september 2015 by blottingtheink
Upside Down, Inside Out - Chapter 1 - bazooka - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
Jin looked up into his face and reached up carefully to brush light fingertips over his forehead, fold his hands into his palms. Namjoon's skin was so tender and raw, like he'd been scraped by sandpaper while asleep, he couldn't help but flinch and groan as Jin's warmth brushed over his hands. Jin sucked in a breath and his eyes went huge.

"Oh," Jin said after a second. He went pale suddenly, unexpectedly, and shot upward. "Oh. You're... you're really sick, Namjoonie." He whacked Jeongguk's sleeping form mercilessly. "Kookie, you need to get up and get dressed, Namjoon's super sick and you probably shouldn't sleep in here or..." He stuttered to a halt, glancing down at Namjoon. "Or you might catch it," he finished stupidly.

|| I really liked this--it's best when Namjoon and Seokjin both want things, selfishly, and both are understandable, but difficult. I had a bit of trouble with the internalized self-hate--in both of them--and the fic is best not in the sex scenes, to be honest, but in the slow burn of it--but by and large the author is graceful, and interesting, and I looked forward to every update.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:bazooka  pairing:jin/rapmonster  type:alternateuniverse  type:abo  type:trope  type:tropeinversion  type:takeanideaandrun  type:workingitout  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:slowburn  length:25-30k 
september 2015 by blottingtheink
um i got one! jundae, after exo | puppycat
joonmyun’s thirty-fifth birthday passes quietly. he only invites a few friends, and together they pass the evening quietly, sipping wine like they’re adults or something, and talking about the economy and idols these days and all sorts of stuff like that, eating finger-sandwiches that jongin had picked up from ‘paris croissant’.

|| I am weirdly invested in Chen/Suho, okay.
fandom:kpop  fandom:exo  author:curledupkitten  pairing:chen/suho  type:future  type:unresolved  type:preslash  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:domestic  type:softly  type:warm  length:<1k 
september 2015 by blottingtheink
drabble from december? | puppycat
backstage at sbs’s gayo daejun is hectic. it’s always hectic, at these things, but more so tonight, with 20 idols shuffled into temporary units, creating twice as many costume changes and half as much coherency in dressing room locations.

on the bright side, it is a lot easier, with so much chaos, for jieun to pull hyojung into an abandoned side-hallway and slide her hands up hyojung’s dress.

|| A little slip of a fic, as thrilling as the idea of Hyorin in a slinky dress; saving partly just because there isn't enough femmeslash, tbh.
fandom:kpop  fandom:secret  fandom:sistar  author:curledupkitten  pairing:hyorin/jieun  type:femmeslash  type:short  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:backstory  length:<1k 
september 2015 by blottingtheink
eyes big moonstruck, lu han + xiumin, r, drabble-y... | puppycat
He gets used to it.

Lu Han, Minseok discovers, craves touch the same way that Baekhyun craves attention, or Joonmyun craves acceptance, or Chanyeol craves praise.

|| Sad, and a bit sharp, and honestly, Lu Han's disregard of Minseok's boundaries makes me uncomfortable, but it's a fic as much about sensation as it is about anything, so characterization isn't quite-exactly the point.
fandom:kpop  fandom:exo  author:curledupkitten  pairing:luhan/xiumin  type:canonexpansion  type:bugscrawlingalloverme  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:sensory  type:short  length:notspecified 
september 2015 by blottingtheink
dressed in white noise - elfiepike - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
Yoongi's not really into sex, most of the time. He's not grossed out by it, he's not bothered by other people having it (though he'd prefer to not have to be witness to it, thanks Hoseok), but he's not into it.

But every now and then there will be something--some thing--that catches his eye, something he can't stop thinking about.

|| The Yoongi in this is kind of heart-stoppingly good--blustery and direct, calm and analytic about most things--and flinching away from others. Really really good description of asexuality/kink. (Heads up, this is Yoongi/award in addition to Yoongi/Namjoon.) Like how Namjoon is softly assertive in this too, as he is when he's thought about something and is sure of it.
fandom:bts  fandom:kpop  author:elfiepike  pairing:rapmonster/suga  pairing:suga/other  type:characterization  type:takeanideaandrun  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:workingitout  type:kink  length:1-5k 
august 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
a variation on love lines - fated_addiction - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
The secret to car dates? There is none.

OR five times Jackson and Youngji confessed to each other without actually confessing to each other because Youngji is awkward and Jackson forgets his words and everyone knows they're dating anyway.

|| THIS IS SO FRIGGIN CUTE. They fight and are blushy and each other's favorites and each bad at communicating in their own way but also really good at it and I loved it.
fandom:kpop  fandom:got7  fandom:kara  author:fated_addiction  pairing:jackson/youngji  type:fivethings  type:pining!  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:criminallyadorable  type:everyoneelseknows  type:makesmesmile  length:5-10k 
july 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
the warmth of your doorways - gyzym - Leverage [Archive of Our Own]
They buy him a fucking brewpub. He has to -- he has to pretend like he's mad about it, he has to pretend like he doesn't know that they -- that it's -- that they want him to be happy, like he doesn't see the way they look at him every time he starts playing with the menu, and then at each other, like they're so proud of themselves. He has to pretend not to notice the both of them trying so goddamn hard not to push anything on him, like they really want to let him back his own slow, careful way into this -- into whatever the fuck -- into the way that they care about him, still, somehow.

|| How Eliot falls, terrified and reluctantly, into love. Dreamy and edged like much of gyzym's work--still made me ache for Eliot pretty effectively.
fandom:leverage  fandom:gyzym  pairing:eliot/parker/hardison  type:fivethings  type:missingscene  type:ouchmyheart  type:workingitout  type:whatwedotoeachother  length:1-5k 
may 2015 by blottingtheink
hers/his - fated_addiction - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
The next time she sees him it's mid-July, the city is disgustingly hot, and she's wrapping up the rest of her comeback with KARA.

Jackson writes a song. And then suddenly, they have a unit. It's not We Got Married.

|| I actually liked this a lot--Youngji and Jackson are flirty and fighty and mixed-up, all while being their straight-forward selves. Probably a little bit rose-colored regarding dating in the industry, but not the point.
fandom:kpop  fandom:got7  fandom:kara  pairing:jackson/youngji  type:het  type:canonexpansion  type:alternateuniverse  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:sillysillypeople  type:workingitout  length:5-10k 
april 2015 by blottingtheink
safe as houses - thecanaryfalls - Leverage [Archive of Our Own]
Parker and Hardison comfort Eliot, in their weird multimillionare-convicted-felons-who-are-planning-a-life-with-him kind of way.

Set right around The Rundown Job.

|| Oh my god, this is perfect. I love the push-and-pull of what is said, and what isn't said, and the way the author makes both of those mean something. Nnf.
fandom:leverage  author:thecanaryfalls  pairing:eliot/parker/hardison  type:episoderelated  type:domestic  type:workingitout  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:wewerealwaysinlove  type:ouchmyheart  type:lovely  type:endingiswhoa  length:1-5k 
march 2015 by blottingtheink
how it starts - rubato - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
Hoseok gets stuck in stage mode.

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

nonsexual yoonseok d/s

|| Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh my god, ohhhhhhhhh my god. (First in an excellent series; this one is my favorite.)
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:rubato  pairing:suga/j-hope  type:gen  type:kink  type:kinknegotiation  type:dom/sub  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:workingitout  type:ohwownorly  length:1-5k 
march 2015 by blottingtheink
objects in motion - mediest - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
Jimin gets a little handsy (on accident!) (he's not a pervert!).

|| Ohhhhhh boyyyyyy--this fic is one long building OH SHIT moment, and I LOVED it. In addition to that, I really love that Jimin is unsure of Suga--and that Suga is ALSO unsure, and we see that in flashes and bits. The ending is great, and I want the follow-up so badly, but as-is, a really great revving up.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bts  author:mediest  pairing:suga/jimin  type:canon  type:ohshitmoment  type:softly  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:hottt  type:unresolved  type:characterization  length:1-5k 
march 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
tidal pulls, moonrise - starlatine (mourn) - ちはやふる | Chihayafuru [Archive of Our Own]
Shinobu will remember Chihaya, after that summer has ended, as simultaneously too much and not enough at any given time. Larger than life and younger than Shinobu by 40 days.

|| Alternate universe where Chihaya and SHINOBU are childhood friends, and Shinobu's the one Chihaya's chasing. Sundrenched, very soft. Aches a bit like Shinobu aches--not Chihaya POV, so we don't get to see as much of her bulldozing as usual, but it's still there.
fandom:chihayafuru  author:starlatine  pairing:chihaya/shinobu  type:alternateuniverse  type:friendship  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:workingitout  type:birdsongsweet  type:lovely  type:femmeslash  length:5-10k 
march 2015 by blottingtheink
If You Like My Name, You Should Hear My Number - Asuka Kureru (Askerian) - Homestuck [Archive of Our Own]
In Which A Secret Mutantblood Unknowingly Picks Up A Member Of The Nobility In A Bar Of Ill-Repute, After Which They Proceed To Have Sex, Fall Asleep, Then Have Sex Again While The Mutant Desperately Tries To Hide His Blood Color And Not Laugh At The Blueblood's Deplorable Jokes. Contains References To Ashen Pornography, A Somewhat Pitiable Inability To Handle The Gloriousness Of War, And Mentions Of Conciliatory Perversions Unsuitable For Trolls Aged Eight Or Under.

|| This is actually really hilarious, and delightfully happy, within the caveat that anything trollstuck and set on Alternia necessarily has background fuckery. Excellent voices all around.
fandom:homestuck  author:asukakureru  pairing:john/karkat  type:trollstuck  type:alternateuniverse  type:morningafter  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:voice  type:stylisticappreciation  type:takeanideaandrun  type:justforfun  type:characterization  length:10k-15k 
march 2015 by blottingtheink
Get Like This - Chapter 1 - cest_what - VIXX [Archive of Our Own]
Hakyeon wet his lips with the tip of his tongue, and Taekwoon swallowed.

“You like my mouth,” Hakyeon crowed.

Taekwoon’s eyes snapped up. “Anyone would like it if you did that,” he objected, defensive.

|| OKAY THIS FIC IS A MUCH SLOWER BURN, AND ACTUALLY HAS FEELINGS AND WORKS UP TO THIS MOMENT, I SWEAR, I JUST. I LOVE IT SO MUCH, IT'S SO THEM. N WOULD. LEO *WOULD*. GOD. GOD!!!!!

N gets anxious in a hotel room, and Leo has always wanted to calm him down.
fandom:kpop  fandom:vixx  author:cestwhat  pairing:n/leo  type:canon  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:friendship  type:characterization  type:fallforyouhotfast  type:lovely  type:workingitout  length:1-5k 
february 2015 by blottingtheink
Everything I Know About Love (I Learned From Playing Karuta) - ysse_writes - ちはやふる | Chihayafuru [Archive of Our Own]
These past two years, Taichi has worked so not to be a coward.  To not take the easy way out, to be a man who could stand by his convictions, fight for his place.

But he can’t fight this.

|| A little bit rough in that it seems very put together, if that makes sense, but on the other hand, OT3 OT3 OT3 OT3!!! Also, the last scene with Chihaya seems especially in-character; oblivious and powerful as always.
fandom:chihayafuru  author:ysse_writes  pairing:chihaya/taichi/arata  type:midtext  type:workingitout  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:obliviousness  type:pining!  type:sillysillyboys  type:heavyheartedandlookingup  length:1-5k 
january 2015 by blottingtheink
two wishes collide - Rethira - Kamen Rider OOO [Archive of Our Own]
It feels really awkward to be staring at himself in the mirror – especially himself with Ankh’s hair, although Ankh’s toned it down a lot, just changed the colour and forgone his usual style. It wouldn’t have looked good on Eiji anyway, Ankh had huffed, but he’d insisted on this.

|| Hahahahaha--I have nothing to say. Porn. Body-sharing. Yeah. Okay, moving along--
fandom:toku  fandom:ooos  pairing:ankh/eiji  type:pwp  type:body-sharing  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:workingitout  length:1-5k 
january 2015 by blottingtheink
Meet Me at the Pretty Lights - staygame (sungjae) - Miss A, So Nyuh Shi Dae | Girls' Generation, K-pop [Archive of Our Own]
Minyoung shows up at Hive three minutes before the discounted entry fee runs out, possibly elbowing a few foreign girls out of her way in the process. It's cold outside from the chill of winter in the air, and she's too cheap for the coat check fee, so she shivers as wrist gets stamped. Tomorrow Fei will catch her wrist at the sink while she washes out her mug of tea and cluck her tongue, saying, "Again, Min?"

Yes, again. It's been three months since her girlfriend broke her heart and there hasn't been a weekend since that Minyoung hasn't spent at the clubs, filling the void with booze and a steady stream of kisses from strangers.

|| I barely know miss A, and have NO IDEA who each of the SNSD members are, but this was fun, and sexy, and I liked everyone involved. Min is flawed and searching, but still kind of funny, which is always nice in femmeslash.
fandom:missa  fandom:snsd  fandom:kpop  author:staygame  pairing:min/seohyun  type:femmeslash  type:alternateuniverse  type:fallforyouhotfast  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:short  length:1-5k 
january 2015 by blottingtheink
feiling: these rules are made to break
as some kind of unspoken rule, friday nights are almost always spent at wonshik’s house because his parents almost never come home until late saturday morning, doing whatever it is they do to keep their small but highly successful shop well-stocked for the weekend crowd. usually, they would all go to wonshik’s together right after school, but taekwoon needed some time alone today, so here he is, walking silently into wonshik’s backyard at a quarter to nine.

|| In lapslock, but this is such an understated look at N and Leo, and N is so needy and Leo so reserved and kind of blind about it--I'd completely forgotten I'd read this before, and had just as much fun reading it the second time. The climax and resolution is darling.
fandom:vixx  fandom:kpop  author:feiling  pairing:n/leo  type:alternateuniverse  type:highschoolau  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:workingitout  type:obliviousness  type:pining!  type:teenagers.  type:makesmesmile  length:1-5k 
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
and you did it for me - shikae (39smooth) - 방탄소년단 | Bangtan Boys | BTS [Archive of Our Own]
Hoseok shifts back up, and stretches languidly. “Come on, hyung,” he says, “ramyun break.”

“It’s two,” says Yoongi, snorting, “and it’s snowing.”

“Come on,” says Hoseok, a little more insistently, “we barely get any time to ourselves. Namjoon’s out cold, and everyone’s at home, and I’m sure we’ll be back under an hour flat.” His voice drops, a little lower, a little quieter than before. “Please?”

|| I really liked this. The softness and stylization of the narration is off-set by the boys sounding like themselves, and it's angstiness is honestly edged by their kind of... determined hope. I don't ship this in particular, but I liked it a lot. (I think.... this made me ship.... rapper line..... actually..... working around the production tables oh no /o\)
fandom:bts  fandom:kpop  author:shikae  pairing:suga/j-hope  type:softly  type:short  type:stolen.moments  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:workingitout  type:surviving  length:1-5k 
december 2014 by blottingtheink
fumerie: [exo] mango, peaches, and lime.
Teeth-Rich looked like the kind of guy who wanted to set the world on fire just for the fun of it. Kris knew the type. What Kris didn't count on was for Teeth-Rich to become his breakfast date across Asia.

|| Superpowers/Assassins AU--both Kris and Chanyeol are pyrotechnics, and definitely lacking in moral/ethical boundaries etc. Lots of burning people in this, some graphically described.

That said, I had no idea that's what this was about, I started it several times, but was always kind of bored, but once I got past the first section I liked it way more than I expected. Kris is kind of a jerk, Chanyeol is cheerful and kind of crazy, the writing is tight and lush.
fandom:exo  fandom:kpop  author:fumerie  pairing:chanyeol/kris  type:superpowers  type:assassins  type:alternateuniverse  type:meetcute  type:whatwedotoeachother  length:5-10k 
december 2014 by blottingtheink
celestial mechanics - Lirazel - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
It was as close to perfect as a plan could be. Which is to say: not quite.
 
Myungsoo had plans and Howon had a dream, but the future is never that simple, no matter how certain it had seemed.

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

Over all though, a really sweet, satisfying story about people falling in love. Really, really romantic: growing up, growing into each other, learning (and wanting) to make decisions together. Additional warning for two scenes of parental abuse, not extended or graphic.
fandom:infinite  fandom:kpop  author:lirazel  pairing:hoya/myungsoo  type:soulbond  type:abo  type:longandsatisfying  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:friendship  type:criminallyadorable  type:fallforyouhotfast  type:workingitout  type:family  length:100k+  warningtype:parentalabuse  warningtype:noncon 
november 2014 by blottingtheink
quadrilateral - Lirazel - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
Hoya sometimes has the brief impulse to email Sunggyu back and demand, “What are you supposed to do when you fall in love with your members?”

Hyung line heads off for their military service, leaving Hoya as leader of a four-member Infinite. And that’s when all his troubles start.

|| I opened up four tabs in Google to learn about the four different members included in this fic, and it was totally worth it. Hoya's arc is great here: learning to be a leader (and good at it), and falling in love with multiple people, and giving decisions to Sungjong when he can--he's a very easy narrator to like, and root for, and it's really fun (and hot) to see his members through his eyes. A+ recommend. Some (very light) d/s dynamics between Hoya and Sungjong, mostly in Sungjong makes all the bedroom decisions so Hoya can relax.
fandom:infinite  fandom:kpop  author:lirazel  pairing:hoya/sungjong/l/sungyeol  pairing:hoya/sungjong  pairing:l/sungyeol  type:moresome  type:a+forsexuality  type:polyamory  type:workingitout  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:fallforyouhotfast  type:friendship  type:domestic  type:dom/sub  type:dynamics  type:feeeeeeeelings  length:15-20k 
november 2014 by blottingtheink
i hate this love song - 예쁘다 (1/3; N/Ravi, R)
Hakyeon keeps the wig.

|| Oh my god, yes, all the "So Hot" fic, okay, thanks, wow. (All PWPs. I think the Hongbin/Ken might be my favorite, but I'm pretty fond of all three. Leo is terrible in the second, I love it.)
fandom:vixx  fandom:kpop  author:goseum-dochi  pairing:ravi/n  pairing:hongbin/ken  pairing:leo/hyuk  type:crossdressing  type:hottt  type:whatwedotoeachother  length:5-10k 
november 2014 by blottingtheink
Platonic Shades of Gay by boonies (Jaejoong/Yoochun, G-Dragon/T.O.P)
Seunghyun claimed he wanted to come over to ask Yoochun for acting advice, but Jiyong and Jaejoong tag along and the whole night slides into chaos immediately.

|| I am such a fan of this fic. I still don't know who JYJ is, really (are they YG or SM I HONESTLY DON'T KNOW), but I like both the JYJ characters, and I love, love, love how young GD and TOP are in this. And this GD slid under my skin and vibrated there, rather like the real one. Which I loved. Sorry about the terrible, terrible title. It's really actually well-written--so much more so than that title could ever possibly suggest.
fandom:bigbang  fandom:kpop  author:boonies  pairing:gdragon/top  pairing:jaejoong/yoochun  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:drunkenhonesty  type:hilarifying  type:sillysillyboys  type:teenagerdom  type:makesmesmile  length:5-10k  via:cestwhat 
october 2014 by blottingtheink
lovelyable: my kingdom for a horse [ fic ]
how to get over somebody, told backwards.

|| I read this accidentally at work, my hands over my mouth, as I tried desperately to finish it during the lunch hour. It's great, but like. Fuck you. But also it's really good. It takes heartbreak but it doesn't do the overselling that less subtle, graceful authors resort to. (But seriously fuck you.)
fandom:bigbang  fandom:kpop  author:lovelyable  pairing:gdragon/top  type:breakup  type:ouchmyheart  type:surviving  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:angst  length:1-5k 
october 2014 by blottingtheink
cranperryjuice: Car-Crash Hearts (G-Dragon/TOP)
ae Wook's shoulders rise and fall in a sigh Seung Hyun can't hear over the blood pounding in his ears. "Close enough. Watch your left arm." He checks his watch, then turns to the others - he's been working on correcting Seung Hyun long enough that they gave up a few minutes ago and flopped down in a corner with bottles of water. "Let's call it a day. Ji Yong, can you help him catch up?"

|| G-Dragon has to give TOP dance lessons in the early days and well. It's hard to be in each other's pockets. It's so sad that as far as I can tell, this counts as a happy ending. Fuck this fandom, for serious.
fandom:bigbang  fandom:kpop  author:cranperryjuice  pairing:gdragon/top  type:earlydays  type:sillysillyboys  type:broken  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:ouchmyheart  length:notspecified 
october 2014 by blottingtheink
maayacola - KPop: Starts (GDragon/Seungri, R) [Masterpost]
And yeah, it definitely starts when Lee Seunghyun is sixteen.

|| Reading this felt like getting punched in the sternum repeatedly and with great force. This is Fucked Up Codependency--like HOLY SHIT, I was like GUYS STOP DOING THIS THIS IS SO UNHEALTHY--but I was actually fairly satisfied by the steps they both take, and as happy as I could be with the ending. I'm pretty sure I liked reading it. It's certainly deeply, deeply involving and well-written.
fandom:kpop  fandom:bigbang  author:maayacola  pairing:gdragon/seungri  type:oopsi'minlovewithyou  type:ouchmyheart  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:angst  type:broken  type:goddamnwearefuckedup  length:25-30k 
october 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
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
What friends have I who know my heart - Miaou Jones (miaoujones) - Chihayafuru [Archive of Our Own]
When Arata and Chihaya play karuta, it's like they're connected not just to the cards but to each other, and when you watch them you're connected too. At least that's how it feels to Taichi. So he reads for them every chance he gets, like right now, and every time he does he knows there's no way for him ever to quit.

"No, we—" Still standing, Arata cuts himself off with an inhale. Taichi looks up at him but he doesn't continue.

It's Chihaya who says, "We have something to talk to you about."

|| Omg. This is lovely and slow and turned in on itself, and Taichi is EXACTLY the right narrator for it. Burns a little, warms a lot.
fandom:chihayafuru  author:miaoujones  pairing:chihaya/taichi/arata  type:threesome  type:workingitout  type:growingup  type:softly  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:future  length:5-10k 
january 2014 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
Pearls That Were Her Eyes - ophelietta - xxxHoLic [Archive of Our Own]
A cranky spider monarch. The chick who ate the Little Mermaid. Definitely not a match made in any Shintoist idea of heaven. Featuring haiku, witty servants, baby-eating priests, ornamental fish ponds, and fluffy angst.

Really though, it's a love story.

|| This is super excellent, and you should read it.
fandom:xxxholic  author:ophelietta  pairing:jorougumo/yaobikuni  type:longandsatisfying  type:backstory  type:workingitout  type:ouchmyheart  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:softly  type:heavyheartedandlookingup  length:10k-15k 
june 2013 by blottingtheink
Be wise as thou art cruel - evil_whimsey - xxxHoLic [Archive of Our Own]
Doumeki and Watanuki and Sonnet 140 (Shakespeare).

|| Augh. This doesn't even follow xxxHolic Rou, or the ending of holic proper, and it still carries a weight with it like the ending of those. Softly, sharply beautiful. The ending is--unclear, in a way I think would hurt even more with clarity--but is still terrible. In the --good way? The good way.
fandom:xxxholic  author:evil_whimsey  pairing:doumeki/watanuki  type:ouchmyheart  type:closetocanonau  type:posttext  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:softly  type:knifeslidesin  type:stylisticappreciation  length:1-5k 
april 2013 by blottingtheink
Abort, Fail, Retry - evil_whimsey - xxxHoLic [Archive of Our Own]
They can't seem to do anything right together, but still Doumeki is there.

|| Oh. Well, this comes after my Watanuki feelings with a fork. Spoilers for the end of Tsubasa/the near-end of xxxHolic, and deals with the crisis of identity Watanuki was going through at the time. The Watanuki/Doumeki is rushed, and doesn't really make sense at the beginning, but by the time it gets to section 4, it's really pulled itself together.
fandom:xxxholic  author:evil_whimsey  pairing:doumeki/watanuki  type:midtext  type:ouchmyheart  type:workingitout  type:surviving  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:fivethings  length:10k-15k 
april 2013 by blottingtheink
we hid in catacombs - Chapter 1 - oflights - Hockey RPF [Archive of Our Own]
Sidney and Geno get together, break up, have sex, date other people, and get really into Pittsburgh sports. Just not necessarily in that order.

|| RUDE!!! RUDE AS FUCK. By which I mean, wow, I had to take a tumblr break in the middle of this, I had so many feelings, it's beautifully non-linear, and also no one is perfect. Thank god for the epilogue, though. Motherfucking OUCH.
fandom:hockeyrpffml  author:oflights  pairing:sidney/geno  type:canonexpansion  type:ouchmyheart  type:angst  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:longandsatisfying  length:20-25k 
january 2013 by blottingtheink
Red Velvet - Anonymous - Homestuck [Archive of Our Own]
The Scourge Sisters have been domesticated as much as they'll ever be.

|| CRIES ABOUT THE SCOURGE SISTERS CRIES ABOUT THEM FOREVER

But this is DECADENT, somehow--the backgrounds and details, and the early morning light, and Dave being such an asshole over the radio--god. It makes me yearn, yearn, yearn, for the story that got them here, how they met up, post-Sburb, how they fell into this push-pull-shove, but. Failing that, this hits all my domestic-scourge in all the right ways. (I.... think I recognize this artist. I'm pretty sure.)
fandom:homestuck  author:anon  challenge:ladystuck2012  pairing:terezi/vriska  type:domestic  type:comic  type:postsburb  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:becausecharacterlove  length:notspecified 
january 2013 by blottingtheink
Solve For X - Yahtzee - Elementary (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Their relationship  as it stands has one mathematical certainty: It will end in twenty-five days. 

At that time, her sojourn as his sober companion will end. Either Watson will pass out of his life forever, or Holmes will have to devise another option.

|| OH. THE BEST PALEMANCE OF. ALL. TIME. A study in need, and knowing, and asking. (The author maybe kind of means it to be a regular romance, but this is platonic romance, if you know what I mean.)
fandom:elementary  author:yahtzee  challenge:yuletide2012  pairing:sherlock/joan  type:moirallegiance  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:fallforyouhotfast  type:somethingperfect  length:5-10k 
january 2013 by blottingtheink
Accidentally (Committed) - moirariordan - Common Law [Archive of Our Own]
It sometimes feels like Travis has known Wes for forever, like he was always there, in the background, bitching about the food and judging Travis' life choices. It's weird, because sometimes Travis will be looking at an old photo and think to himself man it's weird that Wes wasn't in this shot I would've totally made him be in this shot and then he'll remember that it's a picture of his second foster mom from 1990 and that's fucked up.
fandom:commonlaw  author:moirariordan  challenge:yuletide2012  pairing:travis/wes  type:everyoneelseknows  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:workingitout  type:livingtogetherfirst  type:sillysillyboys  length:5-10k 
december 2012 by blottingtheink
No Smooth Ride - Sandrine Shaw - Common Law [Archive of Our Own]
"If you ask me, you're pretty much married already," Jonelle tells him. "Liz and Richard, remember? Except that if you were, you'd at least get to have sex to balance out all that bickering."
fandom:commonlaw  author:sandrineshaw  challenge:yuletide2012  pairing:travis/wes  type:everyoneelseknows  type:sillysillyboys  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:cute  length:1-5k 
december 2012 by blottingtheink
Careful, It's a Long Way Down - summerstorm - Lizzie Bennet Diaries [Archive of Our Own]
Caroline is very, very good at making people see things her way.

|| Yuuuuuup. Gosh, this is only whetting my appetite. I want all the Caroline/Lizzie, god help me.
fandom:lizziebennetdiaries  author:summerstorm  challenge:yuletide2012  pairing:lizzie/caroline  type:femmeslash  type:midtext  type:takeanideaandrun  type:whatwedotoeachother  length:1-5k 
december 2012 by blottingtheink
Solve For X - Anonymous - Elementary (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Their relationship  as it stands has one mathematical certainty: It will end in twenty-five days. 

At that time, her sojourn as his sober companion will end. Either Watson will pass out of his life forever, or Holmes will have to devise another option.

|| OH. THE BEST PALEMANCE OF. ALL. TIME. A study in need, and knowing, and asking. (The author maybe kind of means it to be a regular romance, but this is platonic romance, if you know what I mean.)
fandom:elementary  author:anon  challenge:yuletide2012  pairing:sherlock/joan  type:moirallegiance  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:fallforyouhotfast  type:somethingperfect  length:5-10k 
december 2012 by blottingtheink
i think you need a shotgun blast - postcardmystery - Elementary (TV), Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel: the Series [Archive of Our Own]
She is not the Slayer and he is not the Slayer’s Watcher, but their roles are almost as old as human civilisation and they fall into them without even truly having to try. She kills twenty or thirty vamps a night, and he stands at her shoulder, twisting cheesewire between his fingers that he’s cursed with a spell five centuries old, a stake in his belt and blood between his teeth.

Joan Watson is a Slayer, and Sherlock Holmes is her Watcher.

|| OH MY GOD. Wretched and twisted as that cheesewire, this is both everything I never knew I wanted, and a gut-punch, with all the displaced internal organs that implies.
fandom:elementary  fandom:btvs  type:crossover  pairing:sherlock/joan  type;gen  type:ouchmyheart  type:takeanideaandrun  type:knifeslidesin  type:endingiswhoa  type:stylisticappreciation  type:ohwownorly  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:apocalypse  length:1-5k 
october 2012 by blottingtheink
hs_olympics: BONUS ROUND 1
Okay, look, so maybe you kind of suck at the bubbles. But you can't be good at absolutely everything, okay???????? Gotta leave some specialties left over for the plebes, or they'll get whiny. You're doing them a favour, not being good at this thing. Taking one for the team.

For the team. Ha. Ain't that a laugh riot. Hasn't been a "team" since before any of you died in the first place, sure as hell isn't one now. Technically, since you are now a legal adult according to Alternian law, you have the government-sanctioned right to eat them all if they displease you.

|| Vriska Serket, in all her transparent, terrible, over-confident and insecure glory, and the way Mindfang--and Aranea--well. Well.

The Aranea in this is glorious as well, blithe as fuck and, secretly, swaggeringly sure of herself; Mindfang and not, terrible and not, kind, and not. And kind.

As c'est_what mentions, this is not any kind of subtle, but I forgive it: what Serket ever has been any kind of subtle?
fandom:homestuck  author:myerfly  pairing:vriska/aranea  type:commentfic  type:ouchmyheart  type:characterization  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:grief  type:dreambubbles  type:endingiswhoa  length:notspecified 
september 2012 by blottingtheink
makes you work - overthetiber - Homestuck [Archive of Our Own]
Meenah and Karkat krill a little time. Or cull a little time. Crull a little time? ...Whatever.

|| WOAH. Not a thing I expected to want? But, hell yes, I accept. (This is just whetting my appetite: I want every Feferi, now, and every Meenah, and every version of besties to fucked-up kiss-buddies possible. Please and thanks, fandom.)
fandom:homestuck  author:overthetiber  pairing:karkat/meenah  type:short  type:kissing  type:dreambubbles  type:whatwedotoeachother  length:<1k 
september 2012 by blottingtheink
Advanced Ambulatory Ichthyology - gyzym - Community [Archive of Our Own]
Course provides advanced instruction in avoidance of the phenomenon commonly known as "jumping the shark." Prerequisites for this course include Introduction to Friendship, Contemporary Best Friendship, The Politics of Emotional Baggage and Cohabitation 207. Students may wish to simultaneously enroll in our sister course, Introduction to Non-Traditional Romance, but said enrollment is optional.

Ugh. gyzym does negotiation so well, and also these kids are beautiful.
fandom:community  author:gyzym  pairing:troy/abed  type:longandsatisfying  type:characterization  type:voice  type:workingitout  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:oopsi'minlovewithyou  type:socialawkwardness  type:myheart  type:birdsongsweet  length:40-50k 
july 2012 by blottingtheink
From Wood and From Ivory - Chapter 1 - vamm_goda - Hockey RPF [Archive of Our Own]
Sidney Crosby, captain of the high school hockey team the Seabirds, gets more than he bargained for when Russian Exchange student Alex Ovechkin shows up. Suddenly, Sid’s whole universe is upside down, his hard-fought routine is disrupted, and his world-view altered.

WHY. So, a lot of Sidney is hard for me to read--well-written socially awkward! why would you put my anxieties on-screen?--but this was EXCELLENT, and once I could put my hands down, really, really great.
fandom:hockeyrpffml  author:vamm_goda  pairing:crosby/ovechkin  type:longandsatisfying  type:highschoolau  type:socialawkwardness  type:sillysillyboys  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:workingitout  length:80-100k 
july 2012 by blottingtheink
hso2012_r1: FIC/ART: GAME OF GODS (JADE<3ROSE)
For the 2012 HSO, Jade<3Rose, and oh, what a Jade<3Rose it is. Both of them are terrible, the set-up is ~dramatic~ but beautifully in Jade's voice, and oh, it's just so great and sweet. Failboats everywhere. Everybody grab everybody's butt. Good.
fandom:homestuck  author:anon  pairing:rose/jade  type:sillysillypeople  type:characterization  type:voice  type:birdsongsweet  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:failboats  type:makesmesmile  length:1-5k 
july 2012 by blottingtheink
Moral Of The Story - astolat - The Avengers (2012), Thor (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
What you never wanted to know about Asgardian deities and somehow accidentally asked.

0.0 LOL. Great, great characterization--my favorite thing about this is how it combines feelings, hilarity, voice and hot hot hotness with that Loki is really, really a jerk, and Thor is super an idiot sometimes. As a piece of writing, it's super excellent.
fandom:avengers  author:astolat  pairing:thor/loki  type:voice  type:characterization  type:stylisticappreciation  type:hilarifying  type:hottt  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:threesome  length:5-10k 
june 2012 by blottingtheink
Learning To Fly - astolat - Thor (2011), The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
I don't see why I should follow the crowd, the magpie said.

WARNING: This story includes (fantastical) self-harm in a variety of ways including eating issues; if that sounds triggery to you give it a miss!
fandom:thor  fandom:avengers  author:astolat  type:gen  type:posttext  type:characterization  type:takeanideaandrun  type:ohwownorly  type:awesome  type:somethingperfect  type:whatwedotoeachother  warningtype:disorderedeating  warningtype:selfharm  length:5-10k 
june 2012 by blottingtheink
Stages of Grief - Speranza - Sherlock (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
"Sherlock," Molly said with surprising sharpness. "They've given him a sedative."

Sherlock felt a rush of frustration. "Yes, so you—-oh." For a moment he didn't know what to do with himself; he wanted to hug her, dance about, punch the wall. "Well. He'll be all right, won't he."

Molly just looked at him. Sherlock did his best not to tap his fingers, or to tell her that it was a rhetorical question, really. "It had to be done," she said finally.  "It'll be for the best," and Sherlock blew out a breath because yes, obviously. 

YES GOOD
fandom:sherlock  author:speranza  pairing:sherlock/john  type:grief  type:workingitout  type:sillysillyboys  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:posttext  length:5-10k 
may 2012 by blottingtheink
Latency Issues - lantadyme - Homestuck [Archive of Our Own]
The crystal ball is warm like flesh in her hand. It glows, her fingers pressed to the glass, thumbs and forefingers twitching in minute, precise controls. She knows what she's doing. She can see anything she wants with this device. Anything at all. And she flicks between Dave after Dave after Dave, all of them running their denying little feet ragged trying to find out the bits and pieces of what make this game tick.

Dave is the footwork, Rose is the brains, and right now she is dead tired of thinking.

|| :ccccccccccccccccc
fandom:homestuck  author:lantadyme  pairing:rose/dave  pairing:dave/dave  type:doomedtimeline  type:ouchmyheart  type:feeeeeeeelings  type:workingitout  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:whatmustbedone  length:1-5k 
may 2012 by blottingtheink
New Ways to Fall Apart - Chapter 1 - cest_what - Homestuck [Archive of Our Own]
Sometimes you think that all you really want from Rose is a few moments of unmistakable sincerity; something for you to calibrate the Snarky Horseshitometer against. You need to stop wanting that, maybe.

A lovely, shivering wreck of a story. :DDDDD
fandom:homestuck  author:c'estwhat  pairing:rose/kanaya  type:asteroidbound  type:workingitout  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:softly  type:birdsongsweet  type:grief  length:1-5k 
may 2012 by blottingtheink
Nothing Sacred/Nothing True - ferrrox, Laylah - Homestuck [Archive of Our Own]
"Watch your step," she says sweetly. "That's all. Or the long noose of the law will haul your delinquent posterior up to dance the convict's waltz when you least expect it."

Motherfucking invitation if you ever did hear one.

I am horrified and delighted. Motherfucking Homestuck fandom.
fandom:homestuck  author:laylah  author:ferrox  pairing:terezi/gamzee(kismesis)  type:short  type:illustrated  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:fallforyouhotfast  type:hatesex  type:xeno  type:psychological  type:bugscrawlingalloverme  length:1-5k 
may 2012 by blottingtheink
the greatest story ever told [or, this is why good omens is a gateway drug]
Okay, all I remember from this (and I am too lazy to go back) is that it's a semi-biblical-retelling-of-the-world + Good Omens + beautiful prose + layering of free will and good and evil and free will and beautiful prose + historicality + I love it and you should read it, and that's all, folks.
fandom:goodomens  author:gyzym  type:gen  type:backstory  type:awesome  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:apocalypse  type:somethingperfect  type:ohwownorly  length:notspecified 
march 2012 by blottingtheink
and then went down to the ship - fic: sleeping with ghosts - fic: sleeping with ghosts
He is dicked the moment she brings out the Cuervo, holding it aloft like it is holy water and she its shrine maiden. “Exorcism,” says Rose.

D:

"Oh, no." I said this, when I finished. I just--the Derse twins were made to break your heart, y'all.
fandom:homestuck  author:urbanAnchorite  pairing:rose/dave  pairing:rose/kanaya  pairing:john/dave  pairing:john/rose  type:characterization  type:posttext  type:ohnothey'resad  type:ouchmyheart  type:unfinished  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:short  length:notspecified 
march 2012 by blottingtheink
An Avalanche Of Detour Signs - gyzym - Sherlock (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
In which Molly Hooper gets a job, gets a degree, breaks a heart, has her heart broken, falls in love, keeps a secret, saves a life, runs a morgue, falls apart, pulls it together, and finds exactly what she didn't know she was looking for--not necessarily in that order.
fandom:bbcsherlock  author:gyzym  pairing:molly/lestrade  type:backstory  type:epic  type:characterization  type:characterstudy  type:workingitout  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:a+formentalhealth  type:stylisticappreciation  length:50-60k 
february 2012 by blottingtheink
The Gutter Gallows - Cephied_Variable - Homestuck [Archive of Our Own]
Dave develops a passion for law enforcement.

Terezi gets a case of the vapours.

She does the mouth work and you do the leg work, that’s the deal. You’re on the record about not giving a shit about where she finds these low-lifes and you’re also on the record about thinking this whole thing is bullshit. You make sure she knows that she’s crazy and morbid and she’s a tiny, button-nosed fascist girl and every time she looks at you, your skin crawls all inside out and you throw up a little in your mouth.

adjfapoiudpaojz;lkcxvj;laruoifydsalkja;kfds;lja;lkj

ETA: SO MANY WARNINGS. ALL THE WARNINGS FOR VIOLENCE AND MURDER AND BODY HORROR AND TEREZI BASICALLY BEING A MALADJUSTED SOCIOPATH AND OH ALSO DAVE. AND JADE BEING UPSET AND TALKING ABOUT BRAINS.

(...This has the quality of a car crash: a really beautiful car driving through a window into a paint store in the middle of the night. Color and shards and shining, crumpled beauty everywhere, and that is actually the best recommendation I can give it.)
fandom:homestuck  author:cephiedvariable  pairing:terezi/dave  type:serialkiller  type:goddamnwearefuckedup  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:posttext  type:ohwownorly  type:violence  type:morallydubious  type:somethingperfect  length:5-10k  warningtype:violence  warningtype:bodyhorror  warningtype:murder  warningtype:neuroatypical 
february 2012 by blottingtheink
How You Survived The War - roachpatrol - Homestuck [Archive of Our Own]
The Novice Mode is... unsettling, to say the least. Perhaps if it had been installed sooner, before the face had taken on such a strikingly human aspect, you wouldn’t have found yourself in this position. Perhaps if it didn’t look so much like Dirk.

AAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh--

Roachroachroach, why you gotta do me like that. Amazing, amazing Jake character study, that is also just an excuse for pining and ... robot-fucking. Sometimes, I do not even know. :D
fandom:homestuck  author:roachpatrol  pairing:jake/dirk  type:pining!  type:sillysillyboys  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:goddamnwearefuckedup  type:emotionallyconstipated  type:smmmmmmmut  type:justthisedgeofpainful  length:1-5k 
january 2012 by blottingtheink
There Are More Things - gatty - Homestuck [Archive of Our Own]
Then some days your eyeballs burn inside your skull and your tongue is like a swollen strip of leather claggy against your teeth. You stand perfectly still holding the knife over the chopping board and portion out a phalanx of steak strips and slip them, raw and bloody between your chapped lips.

Those are almost the days you liked best.

Rose is going down fast. Dave's got no idea what he's doing.

|| This is great. Rose/Dave continues to give me heebie-jeebies, but there's no denying they are beautiful together, beautiful and broken, and so in-love.

You know what I just realized I wanted? I want ROSE needing Dave. I need THAT (Not that this doesn't have that--I just want it from her perspective; not only that she Literally Needs someone around, but why Dave?)
fandom:homestuck  author:gatty  pairing:rose/dave  type:posttext  type:ouchmyheart  type:surviving  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:horrorterrors  type:earthstuck  warningtype:bodyhorror  length:5-10k 
january 2012 by blottingtheink
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