esther_a + via:sophia_sol   21

Difficult Questions - DictionaryWrites
This is the problem with children, of course.

They ask difficult questions.
fic  f:GoodOmens  gen  via:sophia_sol  kidfic  short  'ao3  TV-verse 
10 weeks ago by esther_a
The False Prince and the True - shukyou
The throne room looked different from this angle: an inch or so off the floor, with a guardsman’s shiny leather boot pressed against the back of his neck. It was a fine angle from whence to observe the delicate work and mother-of-pearl inlay. It was a terrible angle from whence to face the king. Unfortunately for him, Marcelo was not there to appreciate the architecture.

The truth was, he could barely even see the king, given the way he was being forced to bow. But he wasn’t there to look at the king; he was here to be looked at. Alas that he hadn’t known he’d be making a court appearance today. He might have worn more flattering trousers.
via:sophia_sol  fic  f:OriginalFiction  slash  het  poly  fantasy 
october 2017 by esther_a
Pre-Existing Condition - Helenish
“Anyway, he’s staying with me for a while,” John says.

“My place got firebombed,” Matt says, reflexively.
pretending to be a couple for insurance purposes
via:sophia_sol  fic  f:DieHard  slash  s:McClane/Farrel  fake_relationship  domestic  'ao3 
april 2017 by esther_a
Daily Science Fiction :: A Ladies' Guide to Collecting Mermaid Love Songs by Aimee Picchi
Imagine standing on a sandy sleeve jutting into the Atlantic. In the hazy distance where the sea meets the horizon, the mermaids sing, their voices dancing like strands of silver and black seaweed in a tide pool. The fluid harmonies draw you to the water's edge.
This is the point when many young ladies transform into mermaid-song enthusiasts. Yet the noble quest to pursue beauty for beauty's sake is no tame pastime such as needlepoint or china painting, especially if one is unprepared for the dangers lurking within the waters. This pamphlet, based on my experiences as a female in the field, will educate novices in these endeavors, and I hope, prevent you from repeating the missteps made by my beloved Miss Mori and myself.
fic  f:OriginalFiction  fantasy  short  via:sophia_sol 
january 2017 by esther_a
Catnip: You're Welcome - Shadowlover - Cat Pictures Please - Naomi Kritzer [Archive of Our Own]
So I can't help but wonder if there's something they aren't telling us. Are the search results really produced by computers - or do they have people who sit there and watch for certain questions? You know - to catch terrorists or criminals? Maybe someone like that just happened to notice me and decided to help me out? I wish I could say thank you, if so!
fic  gen  robots  yuletide  'ao3  via:sophia_sol  f:Naomi_Kritzer 
december 2016 by esther_a
Secrets, Sensed - HopefulNebula - Cat Pictures Please - Naomi Kritzer [Archive of Our Own]
This is mostly just a very roundabout way to say that the trouble I’m in started because I really wanted to pet a cat.

(Don’t try to act surprised; you knew this was coming.)

Or: our hero's hand gets forced.
fic  gen  robots  yuletide  via:sophia_sol  f:Naomi_Kritzer 
december 2016 by esther_a
Hogwarts, to welcome you home - gedsparrowhawk (FaceChanger)
“You understand, Professor,” Harry began, after a moment, “that I don’t have my N.E.W.T.s. I don’t even have my O.W.L.s. Between everything I never had a chance the first time around, and then afterwards there didn’t seem to be much point. Hermione argued for it, of course, but I was so tired of Britain. So technically, I am completely unqualified for the position.”

“Quite a way to begin an interview, Mr. Potter,” McGonagall said dryly.

Or, three years after the war, Harry Potter becomes Hogwarts' newest Defense Against the Dark Arts professor.
via:sophia_sol  gen  fic  f:HarryPotter  post-canon  EWE  'ao3 
october 2016 by esther_a
musesfool | i'll love you with all the madness in my soul
recommended watching episodes from The Clone Wars, for if I ever get around to that - which I gather I might want to since it makes Anakin an actual sympathetic character, and also Ahsoka exists
via:sophia_sol  nf  id:musesfool  f:StarWars  f:SW:CloneWars 
february 2016 by esther_a
Audio Commentary Track With Steve Rogers - copperbadge
Summary: Steve didn't know you could go to college to study movies.
steve at an academic historian conference
fic  id:copperbadge  f:Marvel  f:CaptainAmerica  gen  'ao3  via:sophia_sol  f:MCU 
january 2016 by esther_a
“Monkey King, Faerie Queen” by Zen Cho
Now to be fair, Sun Wukong was already in a bad mood when he arrived at the Faerie Court.

You don’t know who Sun Wukong is? You’re kidding! You haven’t heard of the Great Sage Equal to Heaven, the one who is Mindful of Emptiness, the Exquisite and Most Satisfactory Prince of Monkeys, defier of gods and Buddhas alike, scorner of other people’s dignity and personal inspiration to little monkeys everywhere?
fic  f:OriginalFiction  f:Zen_Cho  short  via:sophia_sol  f:Fairytales 
april 2015 by esther_a
A Dove is Not a Pretty Bird - nimblermortal
No one meant for Dove to be queen, but they all have to learn to deal with it.
fic  f:Tortall  gen  short  yuletide  'ao3  via:sophia_sol 
september 2013 by esther_a
The Strength of the Wolf Is the Pack | dira
to everyone who agreed that, yeah, there should definitely be a story about Rudy Reyes being Erica Reyes's uncle.
fic  id:DiraSudis  f:TeenWolf  crossover  f:GenerationKill  gen  'ao3  crossover:relatives  via:sophia_sol 
may 2013 by esther_a
New Life and New Civilizations | igrockspock
When Gaila escapes from the Syndicate a little earlier than she planned, she finds an unexpected companion - a Vulcan Starfleet commander.
fic  f:StarTrekAOS  het  s:Gaila/other  pre-canon  'ao3  via:sophia_sol  id:Igrockspock 
april 2013 by esther_a
Riding Drag | shukyou
Well, if you do card sharps of the old west, obviously you need to have, like, one be a Jew and one a Chinaman and maybe one of them crossdresses as a saloon girl
via:sophia_sol  fic  f:OriginalFiction  slash  explicit  historical  awesome  crossdressing 
february 2013 by esther_a
Darcy Lewis vs. The Tabloids | meinterrupted
Reporters in New York need better research skills, seriously.

Or, six times the media got Darcy's relationship with an Avenger wrong.
fic  f:Marvel  f:Avengers  het  epistolary/document-fic  humor  5things  'ao3  via:sophia_sol  movie-verse  s:Darcy/Steve  news-media  f:MCU 
october 2012 by esther_a
起狮,行礼 (Rising Lion—The Lion Bows), by zen cho
"It was Mr. Yu who had emailed them to ask if they would perform at a Christmas party that was being held at his hotel. It was a new hotel and this was the first big event they were hosting, so he was willing to pay them a generous fee. They had agreed that the troupe would perform before and after dinner. There were also going to be fireworks, and a disco." (lion dance troupe that does ghostbusting as well as performances)
via:sophia_sol  fic  f:OriginalFiction  gen  short  StrangeHorizons  f:Zen_Cho 
september 2012 by esther_a
Trickster Makes This World | wldnst
Stiles comes back to Beacon Hills during the new moon in April.

the one with the otter people
fic  f:TeenWolf  slash  long  futurefic  'ao3  via:sophia_sol  s:Stiles/Derek 
september 2012 by esther_a
The Perseverance of Angela's Past Life | zen cho
Angela was stalking herself.

She was packing for Japan and she had better things to worry about than doppelgangers, so she was trying to pretend her self wasn't there.
via:sophia_sol  fic  f:OriginalFiction  gen  short  'dwth  f:Zen_Cho 
september 2012 by esther_a
A Future Shining | icarus_chained
It took Tony a while to notice. To see the increasingly massive sections of memory space that someone had blocked off in JARVIS' systems, the processing power being diverted to something that ... that Tony couldn't breach.

Tony, and JARVIS, and a conversation Tony never, ever thought he'd be having.
via:sophia_sol  fic  id:icarus_chained  f:Marvel  f:Avengers  gen  kidfic  robots  movie-verse  'ao3  f:MCU 
august 2012 by esther_a
The Witch of Duva: A Ravkan Folk Tale, by leighbardugo
There was a time when the woods near Duva ate girls…or so the story goes. But it’s just possible that the danger may be a little bit closer to home.
via:sophia_sol  fic  f:OriginalFiction  gen  short  'other  f:SixOfCrows  f:Fairytales 
june 2012 by esther_a
Buffy of the Ki'O, by sapote
The sedoretu AU! With bonus awesome worldbuilding to go along with the OT4
via:sophia_sol  fic  f:BtVS  sedoretu  poly  AU  'dwth  s:team-poly  AU:Worldbuilding 
february 2012 by esther_a

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