esther_a + outsiderpov   326

method acting - astrobandit - 魔道祖师 - 墨香铜臭 | Módào Zǔshī - Mòxiāng Tóngxiù [Archive of Our Own]
After a month of absence, his nephew returned, blessedly free of harm… and with a red rose tucked neatly into his hair.

“What is this?”

“A parting gift from the Dark Mage,” explained Lan WangJi, and Lan QiRen shuddered at the mere idea.

Oh his poor, poor nephew.
fic  f:MDZS  slash  s:WeiWuxian/LanWangJi  undercover  outsiderpov  oblivious  humor  AU:setting/career_change  short  'ao3 
4 days ago by esther_a
Tape Madness - jmtorres - Sector General - White [Archive of Our Own]
"Are you having a problem with Prilicla?" O'Mara asked.
"No! No," Conway said, startled into looking up at O'Mara briefly.
"That would be yes, then," O'Mara said drily.
fic  id:jm  f:Misc.Books  xeno  s:unspecified  getting-together  outsiderpov  short  yuletide  'ao3 
14 days ago by esther_a
autumn as a second spring - Anonymous - 人渣反派自救系统 - 墨香铜臭 | The Scum Villain's Self-Saving System - Mòxiāng Tóngxiù [Archive of Our Own]
"When you next see Shen Qingqiu, he might not be himself," Mu Qingfang advises him when next Liu Qingge has to turn to Qian Cao Peak for medical care.

Not knowing what he could say to that, Liu Qingge says nothing. It's better not to waste words.
fic  f:ScumVillain  gen  outsiderpov  short  'ao3  f:MXTX 
5 weeks ago by esther_a
Observer Effect - Square Pudding (mistaken) - Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett [Archive of Our Own]
Summary: Heaven dispatches a Grigori to monitor any "suspicious activity" between Aziraphale and a certain agent of Hell.
fic  f:GoodOmens  slash  s:Aziraphale/Crowly  outsiderpov  'ao3 
8 weeks ago by esther_a
The Truth Lies Beneath - Mangacat - Supernatural [Archive of Our Own]
Dean Winchester is one of the most notorious criminals that ever graced the FBI’s most wanted list. Now he’s back from the dead (again) and in custody, facing trial for his pretty exceptional list of crimes. It’s up to the experts of the prestigious Lightman Group to unravel the mystery and find out whether Dean is criminally insane or a stone-cold psychopath. Or something else entirely…
fic  f:Supernatural  crossover  f:Misc.TV  gen  outsiderpov  'ao3 
9 weeks ago by esther_a
Blue Blood - PotterheadAvengerDemigod - Founder of Diabolism, Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation, The Founder of Diabolism, The Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation, 魔道祖师 - 墨香铜臭 | Módào Zǔshī - Mòxiāng Tóngxiù, 魔道祖师 | Módào
Wei Wuxian wishes that he’d told Lan Wangji about the child. Maybe Zhenli would still be alive, then. The Gusulan Sect wouldn’t have let a child of one of their twin jades be killed, even if his mother was the Yiling Patriarch himself.

/OR/ The self-indulgent one where I create a Wangxian lovechild and go nuts.
fic  f:MDZS  slash  s:WeiWuxian/LanWangJi  AU  a/b/o  mpreg  kidfic  'ao3  outsiderpov  AU:Worldbuilding  f:MXTX 
11 weeks ago by esther_a
So You Need To Get Into A.Z. Fell & Co.; Now What? (A Guide For Unfortunate Bookworms) - arkhamcycle - Good Omens (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
London’s antique enthusiasts and rare lit nerds alike know that if you’re looking for a specific vintage or antique book, you have a good chance of ending up in A.Z. Fell & Co. as a last resort. And if you’ve ever been in (or are currently in) this predicament, you know how much of an absolute nightmare it is trying to even get in the door. Luckily, this handy guide, the fruit of a months-long collaborative effort to create the perfect formula for gaming the A.Z. Fell system, will tell you everything you need to know, complete with a comprehensive breakdown of what, exactly, the opening hours are. Compiled by pageknight and inky of the Rare Antique Forums.
fic  f:GoodOmens  gen  outsiderpov  epistolary/document-fic  humor  'ao3  TV-verse 
12 weeks ago by esther_a
Code Angel - Akaisha_Loire - Good Omens (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
She didn’t fully understand this kind of miracle but she knew one thing for sure.

When a Code Angel came to The Ritz, they should expect miracles to happen.
fic  f:GoodOmens  s:Aziraphale/Crowly  slash  outsiderpov  short  'ao3  TV-verse 
july 2019 by esther_a
Long-Term - idiopathicsmile - Good Omens (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Take, for instance, the couple she’s consulting with this afternoon, for their upcoming October ceremony. Seemingly mismatched in every respect. The plump, fair-haired one looks like a parody of an absent-minded professor, as sketched by someone who didn’t bother to do much actual research; his clothes are so outdated it teeters on costume. He’s wearing a bow tie, and not in that reinvented hipster way. This is a bow tie unacquainted with the cycles of fashion, a bow tie that has never heard the word irony.

His partner is a rangy, black-clad ginger in snakeskin boots. He has the look of a hungover rocker about him, and would somehow, even without the sunglasses he has fully committed to wearing indoors on a cloudy afternoon. He’s sprawled almost defiantly in his chair and keeps throwing dubious glances around Dr. Blackwell’s office, as though expecting a lightning bolt to strike him down for merely daring to be within spitting distance of a church.
fic  f:GoodOmens  slash  s:Aziraphale/Crowly  outsiderpov  cute  marriage:weddings/proposals  'ao3  TV-verse 
july 2019 by esther_a
Coffee, or Tea, or Something of that Like- Time - Tandirra - Good Omens (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Hope Lerman has been getting her breakfast at the coffee shop across from Mr. Fell's bookstore for the last 25 years. Such an observant woman learns some things about routines in that time.
fic  f:GoodOmens  slash  s:Aziraphale/Crowly  outsiderpov  short  'ao3  TV-verse 
july 2019 by esther_a
Adventures In Attempting To Purchase A Book From That Weird Old Soho Bookshop, A. Z. Fell & Co. - Quandtuniverse - Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett [Archive of Our Own]
A rare book collector posting on a niche internet forum is dismayed to discover the last missing book is only available at the best worst bookshop in London.
fic  f:GoodOmens  gen  outsiderpov  epistolary/document-fic  humor  'ao3 
june 2019 by esther_a
Misuse of Miracles - sburbanite - Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett [Archive of Our Own]
Gabriel gets receipts for all the miracles Aziraphale has been performing since the Apocalypse that wasn't...none of which are safe for work.
fic  f:GoodOmens  s:Aziraphale/Crowly  outsiderpov  humor  short  'ao3  TV-verse 
june 2019 by esther_a
stand on the brink of the warm white day - appomattox - Good Omens (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
hdjngjjbg you guys earlier i was waiting at the bus stop just outside a bookstore and the owner, a little upper-middle aged man who gives off immense gay vibes, walked by on his way in and just. handed me a bag of fun size almond joy????

Wherein: Aziraphale is a Confirmed Immortal.
fic  f:GoodOmens  slash  s:Aziraphale/Crowly  outsiderpov  social-media  epistolary/document-fic  'ao3  TV-verse 
june 2019 by esther_a
a new light - museaway - 魔道祖师 - 墨香铜臭 | Módào Zǔshī - Mòxiāng Tóngxiù [Archive of Our Own]
Xichen’s opinion of Wei WuXian changes for the better when he accidentally witnesses an intimate moment between him and WangJi.
fic  f:MDZS  slash  s:WeiWuxian/LanWangJi  outsiderpov  short  'ao3  f:MXTX 
may 2019 by esther_a
Operation Old Men - Chiharu - 魔道祖师 - 墨香铜臭 | Módào Zǔshī - Mòxiāng Tóngxiù [Archive of Our Own]
An ill-fated parent teacher conference reunites Jin Ling's wayward uncle with Sizhui's father. AKA: A matchmaking disaster as told by Jin Ling, Sizhui, and Jingyi.

~

Jin Ling knows he’s in deep trouble even before reporting to Headmaster Lan’s office, but the words “your uncle will be here soon” still strike the fear of God in him. His only consolation is that Jingyi and Sizhui’s guardians are also in the office, Jingyi’s mom already lecturing her sheepish-looking son. Lan-ayi only stops when Sizhui’s father, a quiet and tall man in white, clears his throat, causing her to engage him in one-sided smalltalk.

This is a disaster. Jin Ling had spent such a nice break at home for Mid-Autumn Festival, and Fairy’s presence had soothed his homesickness after returning to boarding school in Gusu. He knows pets aren’t allowed, but who is going to report Jin Ling when his father pays good money for a private suite in the dorms? Then there was the incident with Jingyi, a box of mooncakes, and a door left ajar. Long story short, he spent an hour chasing Fairy down the halls with Sizhui and Jingyi before finding his dog nosing up to a very angry Headmaster Lan.
fic  f:MDZS  slash  s:WeiWuxian/LanWangJi  AU  AU:modern_day/real_world  getting-together  outsiderpov  'ao3  f:MXTX 
may 2019 by esther_a
The Cryptid Boyfriend - rainbowdracula - 人渣反派自救系统 - 墨香铜臭 | The Scum Villain's Self-Saving System - Mòxiāng Tóngxiù [Archive of Our Own]
Mobei Jun doesn't understand Youtube, but ends up famous on it anyway.

Or: Shang Qinghua is a paranormal Youtuber, and the most infamous cryptid of them all keeps showing up in the background of his shots.
fic  slash  s:ShangQinghua/MobeiJun  AU  AU:modern_day/real_world  outsiderpov  short  'ao3  f:ScumVillain  f:MXTX 
april 2019 by esther_a
Parent's Evening - Sapphy - Batman - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
Meeting kids' parents for the first time is the highlight of Karen's job. (Wordcount: 1,219)
fic  f:DC  f:Batman  gen  short  kidfic  outsiderpov  'ao3  via:shamelessly_mkp 
april 2019 by esther_a
Alibi - Myaibou - Danny Phantom [Archive of Our Own]
He was Dash Baxter. Football star. King of Casper High. The world was supposed to have been his oyster for at least another decade. So how did he end up in the basement lab of FentonWorks working for the dad of the kid he used to beat up in high school? And how far would he stick his neck out to protect that kid and whatever secret he was hiding from the government?
fic  id:myaibou  f:DannyPhantom  gen  outsiderpov  'ao3 
april 2019 by esther_a
he's been dead for years - cassowarykisses - Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
In 1988, 8-year-old Peter Quill vanished from the hospital where his mother lay dying. Despite a massive manhunt through the surrounding woods, no trace of him was ever found.

or, r/UnresolvedMysteries discusses the Quill cold case.
fic  f:Marvel  f:MCU  f:GotG  gen  epistolary/document-fic  short  'ao3  outsiderpov 
march 2019 by esther_a
Through the Tunnel - whitedandelions - Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi | Spirited Away [Archive of Our Own]
Miho would be more surprised that there’s a boy waiting outside their school gates that looks like an idol, except, of course he would be waiting for Chihiro, and of course he would be head over heels for her.
fic  f:Spirited_Away  het  s:Haku/Chihiro  futurefic  outsiderpov  short  yuletide  'ao3 
january 2019 by esther_a
Read My Lips - binz, shiplizard - Venom (Movie 2018) [Archive of Our Own]
The AU where Eddie Brock is a lipstick model, except not an AU.

Venom is Helpful.

Pepper has heard this YouTuber's voice somewhere before.
fic  id:binz  id:shiplizard  f:Marvel  f:Venom  f:Ironman  s:Eddie/Venom  outsiderpov  short  'ao3  movie-verse 
december 2018 by esther_a
twice the heart - taizi - Natsume Yuujinchou | Natsume's Book of Friends [Archive of Our Own]
While getting Natsume to admit to anything more than “school was okay” is like pulling teeth, Nishimura is an eager conversationalist, and launches into charming anecdotes of countryside shenanigans with very little prompting on Shuuichi’s part.

In two hours, Shuuichi has learned Natsume’s favorite color, his least favorite food, the title of a book series he’s been binge-reading for the last two weeks, and the entire story of how he and Taki and Kitamoto all got stuck up the same tree. That’s more than he’s learned from Natsume in almost a year.

Perhaps most remarkably, Natsume doesn’t mind at all. He watches Nishimura the way Shuuichi has seen people watch their favorite part of their favorite movie, every now and then smiling in a faint, knee-jerk way that says he’s unaware his mouth moved at all.

Ah, Shuuichi thinks gleefully. So that’s it.
fic  f:NatsumeYuujinchou  slash  s:unspecified  outsiderpov  fluff  'ao3  short 
december 2018 by esther_a
Those Good Boys - Okadiah - Venom (Movie 2018) [Archive of Our Own]
Mrs. Chen saw everything that happened in and around her store, and she knew a lot more than that.

Like Eddie. Eddie, Eddie, Eddie. And that black … whatever it was that was with him these days.
fic  f:Marvel  f:Venom  gen  outsiderpov  short  'ao3  movie-verse 
november 2018 by esther_a
the five unmistakable marks by magdaliny
"Dr. Herbert Rush didn't much like the look of the sergeant."
fic  slash  f:Marvel  f:CaptainAmerica  f:MCU  s:Steve/Bucky  outsiderpov  'ao3 
november 2018 by esther_a
the lovers [murderers] in 9B by ofherlionheart
There is a new resident in apartment 9B, and he and his boyfriend are either serial killers … or just really loud in bed.

---

Derek Hale moves into a new apartment building, and his new neighbors try to figure out what to make of him and his frequent visitor, Stiles Stilinski.
fic  f:TeenWolf  slash  s:Stiles/Derek  outsiderpov  futurefic  humor  oblivious  'ao3 
october 2018 by esther_a
Brunch on Laguna by menocchio
Venom, gen(ish). "Dan had thought the Brock Report was great and that Eddie Brock was the coolest man in San Francisco. He still, painfully, kind of thinks this." Anne and Dan have brunch with Eddie, who seems to be doing so much better lately. // 4K, Dan POV, humorish, overtones of hoshit.
fic  f:Marvel  f:Venom  s:Eddie/Venom  outsiderpov  short  'ao3  movie-verse 
october 2018 by esther_a
Black Cloak Reversed - kyrilu - 镇魂 | Guardian (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Chief Zhao is a little too friendly with the Black-Cloaked Envoy. The members of the SID worry that he's being emotionally disloyal to Professor Shen.
fic  f:Guardian  slash  s:ZhaoYunlan/ShenWei  outsiderpov  identityporn  humor  'ao3 
october 2018 by esther_a
this isn't breaking news - dytabytes - 僕のヒーローアカデミア | Boku no Hero Academia | My Hero Academia [Archive of Our Own]
The media suspects that Midnight and Present Mic are a couple, and this fact is extremely amusing to everyone in the know.
fic  f:BNHA  slash  s:Aizawa/Hizashi  outsiderpov  humor  'ao3 
october 2018 by esther_a
Guns Blazing - youaremarvelous - Voltron: Legendary Defender [Archive of Our Own]
The social media world is in a stir following the announcement by Director Matthew Holt that frequent co-stars Takashi Shirogane and Keith Kogane were accidentally married 4 years ago on the set of their action rom-com Guns Blazing.

Shiro and Keith don't understand what all the fuss is about since they've been openly married for 6 years now.
fic  f:Voltron  slash  s:Shiro/Keith  AU  AU:modern_day/real_world  epistolary/document-fic  outsiderpov  humor  'ao3  AU:Celebrities 
september 2018 by esther_a
[Podfic]The Trouble With Tournaments - Hananobira, Rhea314 (Rhea), readbyjela (jelazakazone) - Hikaru no Go [Archive of Our Own]
In which everyone has an opinion about what's been going on in Hikaru's hotel room. Except for Hikaru, who no longer has the energy to have an opinion.
nf  podfic  f:HikaruNoGo  id:metisket  id:jelazakazone  humor  'ao3  gen  outsiderpov 
september 2018 by esther_a
All the Pieces - metisket - Hikaru no Go [Archive of Our Own]
Waya got a phone call from Touya Akira on Monday. Looking back on it, that was clearly the point at which he should have given up on the week.
fic  id:metisket  f:HikaruNoGo  gen  outsiderpov  short  'ao3 
september 2018 by esther_a
icebreaker - Cesare - Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime) [Archive of Our Own]
Yuuri's husband is possibly not as oblivious as he seems, because he grins and asks, "Have you never looked up Yuuri?"

"There's a porn actress with the same name who went into politics," says Nate, "so she's most of the results, and some stuff about figure skating."

"Some stuff about figure skating," Victor says ruefully to Yuuri.
fic  f:YoI  slash  outsiderpov  futurefic  'ao3  s:Viktor/Yuuri 
september 2018 by esther_a
Remus Lupin, a Werewolf? Gasp! Who Knew? - LullabyKnell - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
The clues were there and they were not impossible to put together. A person didn’t have to be breathtakingly clever and named Hermione Granger to realize that Professor Remus Lupin was a werewolf. The regular absences were covered up well and then explained away with the dismissive ease of someone who had been making these excuses all their life, but there were still students who could take a break from their own busy lives just long enough to make the necessary leap of logic.

- Some snippets of realization with some random Hogwarts students.
fic  id:LullabyKnell  f:HarryPotter  gen  short  outsiderpov  'ao3  humor 
september 2018 by esther_a
Radio Star - MintIceTea - 僕のヒーローアカデミア | Boku no Hero Academia | My Hero Academia [Archive of Our Own]
Present Mic’s marriage is a well-known fact for all his die-hard fans.

Even if all they know about Mic’s “Sweet Kitten” is via side comments he makes on his show.

[The kids dig through some of Mic’s old radio transcripts and find a couple of highlights from his years on-air.]
fic  f:BNHA  slash  s:Aizawa/Hizashi  outsiderpov  short  'ao3  established_relationship 
august 2018 by esther_a
Rose-colored glasses - ThatOneGirlBehindYou - Over the Garden Wall (Cartoon) [Archive of Our Own]
Dipper´s boyfriend is sweet and dorky and cute and everything everyone ever wanted for Dipper, and they´re so happy together it´s almost ridiculously cheesy.

There´s, of course, the tiny little detail that Wirt might or might be a demon from another dimension but hey, nobody´s perfect right?

In which Dipper´s family try to get him to realize his boyfriend is a demon but he´s so grossly in love his nerd brain has stopped working
fic  f:misc.Cartoons  crossover  s:CrossoverPairing  cute  oblivious  established_relationship  outsiderpov  'ao3 
august 2018 by esther_a
Rank Yourself Last - viridiansky - 名探偵コナン | Detective Conan | Case Closed [Archive of Our Own]
Shuichi is certain that if he ever gave Bourbon the opportunity, he would be dead in minutes - if not seconds. Especially now that he's not just the man who killed Bourbon's best friend, but an Organization traitor as well.

Which is why he's rather confused when he finds Bourbon calmly sitting in Shuichi's hotel room, reading a book.
fic  f:DC/MK  f:DetectiveConan  slash  s:unspecified  timetravel  fixit  outsiderpov  long  'ao3 
june 2018 by esther_a
Centuries From Yesterday - vanillanemo - Bleach [Archive of Our Own]
But now? Nearly a century later? There was no reason for Urahara to look older again. To look that much older. That tired.

"Do you believe I'm capable of inventing time travel?"

Day One of UraIchi Week 2018 - Time Travel
fic  f:Bleach  slash  s:Ichigo/Urahara  timetravel  outsiderpov  short  'ao3 
june 2018 by esther_a
Mutiny - Gehayi - Fairy Tales & Related Fandoms [Archive of Our Own]
No, of course we didn't drown any of the women. Or the little dogs, either.
fic  id:gehayi  f:Fairytales  gen  'ao3  outsiderpov 
may 2018 by esther_a
No Closet Door - flitterflutterfly - Die Hard (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
The newest member of the New York PD has some misconceptions and the department sets him straight. Or rather, gay.
fic  f:DieHard  slash  s:McClane/Farrel  outsiderpov  established_relationship  'ao3  short 
may 2018 by esther_a
a hat fashioned from tin foil - kabukichou (ameliafromafairytale) - Batman (Comics) [Archive of Our Own]
nightwang @karakurachou – 8 hours ago
jason todd is alive and faked his death so he could become robin: a conspiracy theory thread

Batfam conspiracy theories meet social media.
fic  f:DC  f:Batman  gen  epistolary/document-fic  outsiderpov  'ao3  comics-verse 
may 2018 by esther_a
Puzzle Pieces - KuriKuri - 僕のヒーローアカデミア | Boku no Hero Academia | My Hero Academia [Archive of Our Own]
Five times students from 1-A almost figured out that Aizawa and Mic are in a relationship plus one time they finally put the pieces together.
fic  f:BNHA  slash  s:Aizawa/Hizashi  5things  outsiderpov  'ao3  id:KuriKuri 
may 2018 by esther_a
Echolocation - Darksknight - Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Kirk and Spock don’t realize that they’ve bonded right away. The rest of the crew is a different story.
via:angsty_lia  fic  f:StarTrekAOS  slash  s:Kirk/Spock  soulbonds  outsiderpov  oblivious  'ao3 
april 2018 by esther_a
Nacreous Nectarine - Skull4601 (shiplizard) - Overwatch (Video Game) [Archive of Our Own]
The questionable mission practices and questionable hiring practices of Overwatch, as seen by one unfortunate bystander who got in the middle of a mission.

Featuring the undercover talents of one Cmdr. Gabriel Reyes, former theater nerd, current terrifying one-man assault team.
fic  id:shiplizard  f:Overwatch  gen  outsiderpov  'ao3 
april 2018 by esther_a
Five Times The Internet Was Confusing And One Time It Was Useful - torakowalski - Smoke Series - Tanya Huff [Archive of Our Own]
It takes the Darkest Night fandom about ten seconds after the season one DVDs come out to decide that Lee and Tony are probably sleeping together.
fluff  via:yuurei  fic  f:Smoke&  slash  s:Canon_Pairings  outsiderpov  established_relationship  short  'ao3  metafic 
march 2018 by esther_a
crazy enough to live a little - blackkat - Naruto [Archive of Our Own]
Konoha is an experience, and that’s just about the politest way Ine can phrase it.
fic  id:blackkat  f:Naruto  short  outsiderpov  pre-canon  'ao3 
march 2018 by esther_a
Seven Habits of Highly Effective Dragonslayers [PODFIC] - Opalsong, Podcath, RsCreighton, SomethingIncorporeal, arkadyevna, fleurrochard, frecklebombfic (frecklebomb), knight_tracer - Dragon Age: Inquisition [Archive of Our Own]
Harmon knows how this goes. He's from Nevarra, and he's read books. Plural. If you want to fight a dragon you need to find a Kindly Mentor who can teach you all their Secret Strategies.

So all he needs to do is find this old Tal-Vashoth dragonslayer his cousin keeps going on about, get him to teach Harmon about dragons, convince everyone else to go along with his dragon-hunting plans, fight a dragon, and win.

Easy, right?

Starring one cheerful qunari grandpa, one grumpy necromancer grandpa, and a bunch of Nevarran mercenaries who are about to have a very educational experience.
nf  podfic  f:DragonAge  f:DA:Inquisition  slash  s:IronBull/Dorian  futurefic  outsiderpov  'ao3  id:knight_tracer 
february 2018 by esther_a
The Vulcan Way - WerewolvesAreReal - Star Trek: The Original Series [Archive of Our Own]
Nyla and T'Mir have been tasked with a mission: get a picture of Admiral Kirk and Captain Spock kissing. It's harder than you might expect.
fic  f:StarTrek  f:ST:TOS  femslash  s:OCpairing  slash  outsiderpov  s:Kirk/Spock  humor  'ao3 
february 2018 by esther_a
Locked In - whitchry9 - Daredevil (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Brett doesn't know what he did to deserve being locked in a room with Daredevil.
fic  gen  f:Marvel  f:Daredevil  outsiderpov  short  'ao3 
december 2017 by esther_a
Cultural Exchange - Therrae (Dasha_mte) - Transformers - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
It also didn’t help that the average glyph message was only three characters long, used no articles or prepositions, and usually had no verbs. What was the proper response to:: Curiosity; Sensation of great speed? Was it a question? A comparison? Why, after a brief visit by National Security Director Mearing, did four different ‘Bots send:: Emphasis; overlapping? Why was a particularly bad joke by Bulkhead derided as ::Undercharged when there were actual glyphs for Not funny and Humor fail? How did any of that work?
fic  id:dasha  f:Transformers  worldbuilding  gen  'ao3  fixit  outsiderpov 
november 2017 by esther_a
Audience: 822,000 and Homeland Security - WerewolvesAreReal - Leverage [Archive of Our Own]
Hardison starts a live-stream for Dragon Age to show off his new mods. And he kicks ass. But his viewers are actually a bit more concerned about the angry guy in the background of his videos, and the blond chick who keeps peering through his windows.

"Is this some kind of performance art," asks peskytroll341.
fic  f:Leverage  gen  outsiderpov  humor  'ao3  favorite 
september 2017 by esther_a
The Yeast We Could Brew - lady_ragnell - Leverage [Archive of Our Own]
Amy spends a lot of time around the brewpub, and guesses a thing or two while her bosses argue about what to name a new beer.
fic  f:Leverage  poly  s:Parker/Hardison/Eliot  outsiderpov  short  'ao3  id:lady_ragnell 
september 2017 by esther_a
The Red Coast - Maldoror_Chant - One Piece [Archive of Our Own]
The plan was simple, as good a plan as a clan of shipwreckers and bounty-hunters could ever come up with. Capture one of the weaker Straw Hats, the ones without bounties, and make them beg for mercy until the stronger ones surrendered. Nothing can possibly go wrong with such an easy, straightforward scheme. Time to make some money!
fic  id:maldoror  f:OnePiece  gen  outsiderpov  humor  short  'ao3 
september 2017 by esther_a
Seven Habits of Highly Effective Dragonslayers - coveredinfeels - Dragon Age: Inquisition [Archive of Our Own]
Harmon knows how this goes. He's from Nevarra, and he's read books. Plural. If you want to fight a dragon you need to find a Kindly Mentor who can teach you all their Secret Strategies.

So all he needs to do is find this old Tal-Vashoth dragonslayer his cousin keeps going on about, get him to teach Harmon about dragons, convince everyone else to go along with his dragon-hunting plans, fight a dragon, and win.

Easy, right?

Starring one cheerful qunari grandpa, one grumpy necromancer grandpa, and a bunch of Nevarran mercenaries who are about to have a very educational experience.
fic  id:coveredinfeels  f:DragonAge  f:DA:Inquisition  slash  s:IronBull/Dorian  futurefic  outsiderpov  'ao3  fluff 
september 2017 by esther_a
Cover Your Tracks - Zelos - Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) [Archive of Our Own]
Kids didn’t lie as well as they’d like to believe. Neither did adults, for that matter.

Five times Principal Morita suspected.

Spoilers for Spider-Man: Homecoming.
fic  f:Marvel  f:Spiderman  gen  outsiderpov  5things  'ao3  f:MCU 
july 2017 by esther_a
Weaselswap - NevillesGran - Girl Genius [Archive of Our Own]
While cleaning out Lucrezia's lab, Tarvek gets his mind switched with a weasel.
POV: the weasel.
fic  f:GirlGenius  gen  short  outsiderpov  crack  'ao3 
july 2017 by esther_a
They Do That Sometimes - nagi_schwarz - Stargate Atlantis [Archive of Our Own]
Written for the 2016 SGA Secret Santa. Dave Sheppard's girls are kidnapped. John Sheppard and his team - and the dubiously-humored Dr. Daniel Jackson - show up to help. Gun fights and car chases ensue.
fic  f:SGA  gen  earthside  outsiderpov  casefic  'ao3 
july 2017 by esther_a
Little Pitchers, Big Ears - nagi_schwarz - Stargate Atlantis [Archive of Our Own]
Written for the comment_fic prompt: "Stargate Atlantis/NCIS (DC or LA), John Sheppard, Sheppard has to get some of his Marines back from NCIS."

Well, only one Marine.
fic  f:NCIS  crossover  f:SGA  gen  outsiderpov  short  'ao3 
july 2017 by esther_a
playacting - nex_et_nox - Batman (Comics) [Archive of Our Own]
“So,” Jim said, “are you one of Wayne’s new kids?” Because only siblings acted that way toward each other, and it seemed like every time Gotham turned around, Bruce Wayne was adopting more kids. It was a reasonable question.

“What?” Jay asked. “No, I’m—” He paused. Very slowly, his head tilted as he looked over Jim’s shoulder in the most obvious way he possibly could.

Jim Gordon accidentally meets the "newest" member of the Wayne family.
fic  f:Batman  gen  short  outsiderpov  humor  'ao3  f:DC  comics-verse 
july 2017 by esther_a
And Not a Ghost in Sight - WerewolvesAreReal - Natsume Yuujinchou | Natsume's Book of Friends
Nishimura, Kitamoto, and Natsume's weird cat investigate a haunted house. The cat is acting really strange... (925 words)
fic  f:NatsumeYuujinchou  gen  short  outsiderpov  humor  'ao3 
june 2017 by esther_a
Phantom Pains - Applepie - Naruto [Archive of Our Own]
There is something going on with Kakashi, but Minato can’t figure out what. All he has are distressing deductions, each one progressively worse than the last. It’s no wonder Minato can’t help but fear and fear and fear…
(To be fair though, it really wasn’t his fault he never considered the possibility of time-travel)
fic  f:Naruto  gen  timetravel  'ao3  outsiderpov 
june 2017 by esther_a
edenfalling | [Fic] Whose Allegiance Is Ruled by Expedience" -- Naruto
There was a limit to how hidden any ninja village could actually be, even with the bulk of the active ninja out on missions at any given moment. It took a lot of resources to support that many soldiers, and even more to support all their support personnel. Grains and vegetables had to be grown and stored, animals raised and slaughtered, cloth woven, metals mined, waste removed, etc.

There was a lot of money in running a city on a constant, low-grade war footing, if you knew where to look and didn't mind the risk of invasion.
fic  id:edenfalling  f:Naruto  gen  short  outsiderpov  'dwth 
may 2017 by esther_a
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