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Venom: that blessed arrangement by pepperfield
Summary: Venom is well aware that they live in a romantic comedy. Eddie isn’t, but he’ll get the picture eventually.
Reccer's Notes: Look, I know we're all shameless monsterfuckers in the Venom fandom and something rated merely Teen is bush league by comparison, but this is the cutest thing I have ever read. The symbiote gets some ideas about romance from movies and sets out to woo Eddie by doing things like telling him how squishy his body is and taking over his hands to pull out his chair for him: tell me that isn't adorable. Also, Annie and Dan give their blessing to the symbiote taking over the care and feeding of everyone's favorite trainwreck of a journalist, and my heart grew three sizes in a single scene. Bet you never thought you'd hear someone describe the Venom romance as wholesome, but that's exactly what it is, and it's great.
fandom:venom  pairing:eddie.brock/venom.symbiote  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:pepperfield  theme:amnesty  theme:amnesty:round.97  theme:courtship  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  reccer:meretricula 
3 days ago by fancake
Star Wars Rebels: Kanan/Hera, Five First Times (and One Last Time) by ShannonPhillips
Summary: This was my first attempt to map out the progression in Hera and Kanan's relationship from A New Dawn to the time period of the show. Turns out it's mostly a progression in Kanan.
Reccer's Notes: Kanan and Hera learning to trust one another, learning to work together, and realizing their attraction to each other runs a little deeper than either was anticipating. Along the way they pick up a crew! Contains my absolute favourite version of both the fandom-typical "how/why Kanan decides to return to his Jedi training" scene AND "how they met Zeb" scene, which in this version is in a Hutt-controlled prison cell because of course.

Overall just a really fun read and feels true to every character.
fandom:star.wars:rebels  pairing:hera.syndulla/kanan.jarrus  character:garazeb."zeb".orrelios  character:sabine.wren  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:shannonphillips  theme:backstory  theme:action/adventure  theme:battle.couple  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:team.fics  reccer:sinesofinsanity 
6 weeks ago by fancake
Star Wars Rebels: Running Around the Galaxy With Half a Soul by Godoflaundrybaskets
Jedi don't have daemons. Most of the galaxy does. A series of drabbles set around this idea.
Reccer's Notes:
There are only two stories in this series, one of young Caleb Dume finding an ally in Janus Kasmir. Basically Janus' thoughts (and arguments with his daemon) in an alternate version of the first couple comics from the tie-in series. The second is an older Kanan post-Gorse being forced to reveal his secret before accepting a position aboard the Ghost with Hera.
I just love the idea of Kanan having a very visible and obvious marker setting him apart as a Jedi. The author plays around with different daemon mythos and how people react to the idea of someone being without. Even adding in notes of how Imperial propaganda would have used that fact to spread the word that the Jedi had been evil all along. There's so much thought put into how daemons work in this universe and it's just so much fun.
fandom:star.wars:rebels  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:kanan.jarrus  character:hera.syndulla  character:janus.kasmir  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:godoflaundrybaskets  theme:secret.identities  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:daemons  theme:au  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:kidfic  reccer:sinesofinsanity 
12 weeks ago by fancake
Jupiter Ascending: Something Borrowed by miss_pryss
Summary: Jupiter discovers that the one thing Caine Wise wants most in life is to be a pretty pretty bride on his wedding day. And she sets out to make that happen.
Reccer's Notes: A story about cute hipster dates, cross-cultural expectations, and Jupiter doing everything in her power to make sure Caine has the wedding of his dreams. (There are some perks to being queen of the entire planet.) There is such a wonderful gentle sense of humor to this story -- yes, the joke is that Caine is the one who wants the perfect white wedding instead of Jupiter, but it's never a mean joke. Caine wants a perfect wedding and Jupiter wants to give it to him and that's it, that's the fic. (Also every scene involving the wedding planner is a gift straight from the hands of the almighty and I wish I could see the Ocean's franchise-level shenanigans that were going on in the background.) A beautiful confection of a story.
fandom:jupiter.ascending  pairing:caine.wise/jupiter.jones  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:miss_pryss  theme:amnesty  theme:amnesty:round.93-d  theme:courtship  theme:marriage  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:humor  reccer:meretricula 
august 2018 by fancake
Integrate: confirmation bias by novembersmith
Summary: So his new partner was surprisingly not completely un-attractive, for a human. Gavin Hayes had impressive aptitude scores, and a friendly smile, and eyes sharp as winter currents, taking in the station and remembering names and details with an ease that belied his causal charm. All things that transcended species boundaries and general integumentary inadequacies.

It didn’t mean Sezin found him sexy.
Reccer's Notes: I had never even heard of this fandom, but I think I read this fic three times during the anon period the Yuletide it was posted. It is so good. There's a delightful slow burn mutual pining thing going on PLUS plotty detective stuff including Ye Obligatory Hurt On The Job Scene PLUS adorable family teasing PLUS some serious thought given to the fact that a tentacle monster species probably would not initially be into mammals? But nature uh, finds a way (with the help of some carefully curated pornography) and it's simultaneously fascinating and hilarious. Two tentacles up!
fandom:integrate  pairing:gavin.hayes/sezin  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:novembersmith  theme:amnesty  theme:amnesty:round.93-d  theme:small.fandoms  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:action/adventure  theme:science.fiction  reccer:meretricula 
august 2018 by fancake
Saga: Fragile Bodies of Touch and Taste, by smallbrownfrog
Summary: A brush with death is as good a reason for sex as any.
Reccer's Notes: The Stalk and the Will are a couple of kickass interspecies mercenary, but we mainly know The stalk through The Will's flashbacks, so I enjoyed a lot this PWP exploring their dynamics... and what sex can be like between a human and his half-humanoïd half-spider lover. Yep. ^^
fandom:saga  pairing:the.stalk/the.will  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:smallbrownfrog  theme:battle.couple  theme:established.relationship  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:small.fandoms  theme:rare.pairings  reccer:jainas 
august 2018 by fancake
Star Wars Rebels: Best Empire Day and Gathering Ghosts by Aetherschreiber
For Best Empire Day Ever:
Zeb is Specter 4, meaning that he was the first of the "kids" to sign on to the Ghost, before there were impressionable teenagers to worry about. Anyone else get the impression that he met Kanan during a bar fight...?

For Gathering Ghosts:
Kanan Jarrus just wanted to keep his head down and live his life. And he was doing pretty well, too. He had a home, the love of his life, and a best friend. Too bad the Force couldn't just let him be. The crew of the Ghost is not yet complete and the Force intends to do something about it, no matter the consequences.
Reccer's Notes:
This is mostly a Rec for Gathering Ghosts, but Best Empire Day is such a perfect prologue to it and still fits the theme. The stories can be read individually or as a series without changing anything.
The characters are so real in these, Kanan struggling with his decisions and with whether or not he's truly left the Force behind him, Hera with her heart on her sleeve already dedicated to the cause of the Resistance but without knowing where it'll go yet, Zeb trying to figure out life on the fringes and opening up to these people he's ended up with, and Sabine trying so hard not to need anyone. Plus Kanan and Hera falling head over heels for each other between shooting both thugs and Stormtroopers. All in all, great fun and excellent character interactions.
fandom:star.wars:rebels  pairing:hera.syndulla/kanan.jarrus  character:garazeb."zeb".orrelios  character:sabine.wren  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:autherschreiber  theme:battle.couple  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:team.fics  theme:action/adventure  reccer:sinesofinsanity 
august 2018 by fancake
Naruto: reverse, by blackkat
Summary: To make a tragedy, you break something beautiful and frame the pieces. To make a victory, you break something mighty and rebuild it piece by piece. To make a life, you glue the pieces together and hope for the best. Kurama's still getting the hang of this ‘human’ thing, but given that he’s 30 years back in time with catastrophes to prevent and a blond brat to save, he’ll have to figure things out on the fly. Luckily, living with Naruto's been good for his ability to improvise, if nothing else.
Reccer's Notes: Okay, there's little indication from the summary or the pairing(s), but I'd actually class this as a found family action/adventure story first and foremost, with some romance on the side. Family is the major theme. Kurama is a self-proclaimed monster with a strong distaste for most of humanity who, now forced to interact with the world at large, finds himself caring more than he expected about the shitty childhoods of certain human children— and trying to balance that against his given goal of saving the world.

Managed to miss the deadline on interspecies so sneaking it in on the last day of amnesty!
fandom:naruto  pairing:hatake.kakashi/kyuubi.(nine-tails/kurama)  length:80.000&more.words  creator:blackkat  theme:amnesty  theme:amnesty:round.89-d  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:families.of.choice  theme:action/adventure  theme:fix-it  reccer:inarticulate 
april 2018 by fancake
Supernatural: Mind the Gap by Maldoror_Chant
Summary: Castiel was back with the Winchesters - technically he had never been away.

In the absence of any immediate life-or-death crisis, Dean had finally come clean. About feelings and stuff he’d been harboring for almost five years, about the sordid human desire he felt for an angel and his best friend. It’d taken a couple of tries and he had seriously considered drawing a diagram at one point, but he’d gotten through in the end. And incredibly, instead of laughing hysterically and then flying away, Cas had kissed him like it was the most natural thing to do at that point. Which was how they’d ended up in bed.

And from there on, everything was grade A awesome. No more complications, misunderstandings or problems in sight. Nope. Smooth sailing.

Reccer's Notes: This fic is so interesting! (And also hot!) I love the way Maldoror took the ontological differences between humans and angels (at this point "species differences" doesn't even cut it) and ran away with it, and what it means for them, the way Dean is slowly figuring things out...
Also, the Winchester-school-of-handling-stuff by a massive application of manly denial is both endlessly entertaining and very frustrating.... But Dean is improving! :)

This is actuelly part 2 out of 3 of the Keep Those Angels Aloft series, but it stands well on it's own.
fandom:supernatural  pairing:castiel/dean.winchester  character:sam.winchester  character:crowley.(supernatural)  length:40.000-60.000.words  creator:maldoror_chant.(maldoror_gw)  theme:amnesty  theme:amnesty:round.89-d  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:mythical.creatures  theme:mythical.creatures:angels&demons  theme:established.relationship  reccer:jainas 
april 2018 by fancake
Transformers: By Nature Winged by zuzeca
Summary: A most peculiar courtship occurs aboard the Nemesis.
Reccer's Notes: Sliding in under the wire with one more fic about these dumb fictional robots that I am way too invested in! I went looking for more Transformers fic after I finished running through Astolat's stuff and while on the whole I was somewhat disappointed, I really enjoyed discovering zuzeca! I'm not familiar at all with this form of canon but it's a really sweet courtship fic that also features... uh, some interesting sexual exploration between an evil robot whose body is modeled on a car and another evil robot whose body is modeled on a bug. So if you're not ready for that jelly perhaps this is a good one to skip. If you're still down, it's super cute!
fandom:transformers  pairing:original.character/original.character  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:zuzeca  theme:robots.androids&ai  theme:courtship  theme:first.time  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  reccer:meretricula 
april 2018 by fancake
Star Trek: Cadets AU by moosoppart
Summary: In an alternate universe where Data, Lore, B-4 and Geordi are all at Starfleet Academy, Data is going to need a firmer grasp of human social interaction to figure things out with Geordi (without at least one of his brothers ruining everything).
Reccer's Notes: I love literally all of this artist's Data/Geordi art, but this series of mini-comics is SO CUTE. Scroll all the way to the end of the second page and read your way up! (You're going to get a bonus Tasha/Troi doodle when you're done, enjoy.)  pairing:data/geordi.laforge  non-fic.recs:fanart  non-fic.recs:fancomics/doujinshi  creator:moosoppart  theme:robots.androids&ai  theme:au  theme:family  theme:humor  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  reccer:meretricula 
march 2018 by fancake
Les misérables: The Good Ship Apollo by Sassaphrass
Summary: The fact that Grantaire is in love with Enjolras wouldn't be a problem if Enjolras wasn't completely oblivious, and also a non-corporeal Artificial Intelligence that controls their spaceship.

Combeferre and Courfeyrac think they may die of second hand embarrassment.

Marius thinks everyone is overreacting. After all, nothing can stop true love, can it?
Reccer's Notes: Even if it is totally unrelated to the book, the setting, mood and slow-paced flow of this fic made me think a bit of The long way to a small angry planet while I was reading it. All characters are pretty far removed from canon, but they are interesting on their own and I enjoyed this fic and what Sassaphrass did around Enjolras's sense of self, his link to his crew, the way things are a bit awkward but is still better together, and the open ending.
fandom:les.miserables  pairing:enjolras/grantaire  character:combeferre  character:courfeyrac  character:marius.(les.miserables)  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:sassaphrass  theme:robots.androids&ai  theme:au  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:space.aus  theme:science.fiction  reccer:jainas 
march 2018 by fancake
Star Wars: Rapid Touch Response by Sharksdontsleep
Summary: "They dosed me with something, K," Cassian says. "I'll be fine."

He isn't.
Reccer's Notes: Look, if you're not down with a human having sex with a sentient robot, get out of this pairing tag right now, you're not going to like this. On the other hand, if you (like me) spent Rogue One thinking, wow, Cassian and his grumpy robot partner are super married, please enjoy this delightful sex pollen fic in which K-2 is sort of figuring out how human genitals work as he goes along but (grumpily) just wants to help Cassian feel better. And is having some feelings about Cassian that he doesn't really understand at the same time. (The feelings are requited, don't worry.)
fandom:star.wars  pairing:cassian.andor/k-2so  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:sharksdontsleep  theme:robots.androids&ai  theme:(something)  theme:first.time  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  reccer:meretricula 
march 2018 by fancake
Labyrinth: Certain Powers by KL_Morgan
O well done! I commend your pains;
And every one shall share i' the gains;
And now about the cauldron sing,
Live elves and fairies in a ring,
Enchanting all that you put in.
By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes.
Reccer's Notes: :D
fandom:labyrinth  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:sarah.williams  character:jareth  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:kl_morgan  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  reccer:imogeneherdman 
march 2018 by fancake
Lord of the Rings: we who are forever by WerewolvesAreReal
Summary: There is an elf who has lived in Aglarond for nigh on five hundred years before Grilka's birth. He stays always near the inner caverns and the halls of dead dwarf-lords, and the younger dwarrows know him for his songs and sad stories, his queer habit of walking the caverns in twilit sleep and speaking to the ferns that grow by the inner ponds.

Grilka likes talking to the elf, despite his grief. Somehow it feels like talking to an old friend.
Reccer's Notes: Aaah the good hurt, and then it's just good <3
fandom:lord.of.the.rings  pairing:gimli/legolas  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:werewolvesarereal  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  reccer:imogeneherdman 
march 2018 by fancake
Naruto: Host and Hound by pentapus
Summary: They stop for gas in Ely, Nevada, a small town with three casinos and a restaurant that promises to serve Iruka dinner in an old jail cell. Naruto loves it here, for reasons that probably mean Iruka’s a bad parent. He had to intervene after the first slot machine jackpot; luck is one of the most obvious ways that the demon twisting in Naruto’s stomach affects the world around him.
Reccer's Notes: One of those stories that completely hooks you and then runs off giggling. The world that's built here is SO interesting, and you just get a little peek at it. Still worth it.
fandom:naruto  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:uzumaki.naruto  character:hatake.kakashi  character:umino.iruka  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:pentapus  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:crossovers&fusions  theme:worldbuilding  reccer:imogeneherdman 
march 2018 by fancake
NCIS: The Lost Ones by Drag0nst0rm
Summary: Gibbs is supposed to track down the killers and go home. If a man’s responsible, he throws him in jail. If it’s a ghost, he lays it to rest. Or at least, that’s what he’s supposed to do. When the situation calls for it, though, he’s never been afraid to break a few rules.
Reccer's Notes: If you’ve ever felt like the cast of NCIS sometimes (frequently) acted like a bunch of unruly 10-year-olds fighting for Dad’s attention, this fic is for you. Gibbs is at his protective, paternal best in this fic, leading a team that fast becomes his family as well. You should definitely heed the archive warnings, but if you can handle the typical violence on the show you’re probably okay here.

This fic is one of a series as well, and they’re all well worth reading, but this is the big one.
fandom:ncis  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  length:80.000&more.words  creator:drag0nst0rm  theme:interspecies.stories  reccer:travels_in_time 
march 2018 by fancake
NCIS: Law of the Jungle by Drag0nst0rm
Summary: Gibbs knew from the beginning that his team would kill him someday.
Reccer's Notes: Gibbs is the only human on a team that includes a wizard, a banshee, and a half-werewolf/half-vampire. People keep telling him that this is a bad idea, but Gibbs doesn’t really care.

There’s an entire series, but I wasn’t sure if reccing a series was allowed, so this is just the link to the first story.
fandom:ncis  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:drag0nst0rm  theme:interspecies.stories  reccer:travels_in_time 
march 2018 by fancake
DC Comics: Martian Manlove, by Chicago, Darklady, and trixiechick,
Summary: Batman and Martian Manhunter embark on a new path that somehow feels like home. *Set immediately after the JLA "Terror Incognito" storyline.*
Reccer's Notes: Between 2003 and 2005, Chicago and Darklady wrote 200,000 words of Bruce Wayne/J'onn J'onzz fic. There's some really interesting worldbuilding about Martian culture and biology, and how Bruce and J'onn might handle it together. Note: it's marked unfinished, but ends in a good place.
fandom:dc.universe  pairing:bruce.wayne/j'onn.j'onzz  length:80.000&more.words  creator:darklady  creator:trixiechick  creator:chicago  theme:old.fandoms  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:psychic.powers  theme:rare.pairings  reccer:beatrice_otter 
february 2018 by fancake
Star Trek Voyager: Forward Momentum, by sixbeforelunch
Summary: After Voyager's return, Janeway and Tuvok build a future together.
Reccer's Notes: disclaimer, I betaed this fic, but there really wasn't anything to improve on because it's so well done. Janeway is frustrated on Earth as an Admiral, and Tuvok's wife remarried while everyone thought Voyager was destroyed. Both are adrift, recovering from the accumulated stresses of the Delta Quadrant, and trying to figure out what comes next in their lives, both professionally and personally. And they find it together, in a very sweet way.
fandom:star.trek:voyager  pairing:kathryn.janeway/tuvok  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:sixbeforelunch  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:rare.pairings  theme:old.fandoms  theme:older.characters  theme:first.time  theme:female.characters  theme:courtship  theme:characters.of.color  reccer:beatrice_otter 
february 2018 by fancake
Smallville/Justice League Cartoon: Moving On, by Astolat
Summary: What you do when there are no more worlds to conquer.
Reccer's Notes: Lex Luthor has everything he could want, and is bored. So when Maxima, Queen of Almerac (a warrior planet) comes to him and proposes marriage, he takes her up on it. Things progress from there. The story is from Clark's point of view as he and the Justice League try to figure out what the heck to do about it. A lot of the fic is about Luthor's time out there in the galaxy, and the various alien nations he deals with.
fandom:smallville  fandom:dc.universe  pairing:clark.kent/lex.luthor  pairing:lex.luther/maxima  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:astolat  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:competence  theme:marriage  theme:minor.characters  reccer:beatrice_otter 
february 2018 by fancake
Supernatural: Cinderwings by bendingsignpost
Summary: Under the cover of a masquerade ball, Castiel has five nights to recover the key to his people's freedom. The world has changed greatly in the six centuries since their banishment into the void, but the task isn't impossible. Unfortunately for Castiel, this is going to involve talking to people - especially the Knight Prince who has taken an interest in Castiel and his "costume" wings.
Reccer's Notes: The whole month I have been dying to rec this delight of a monster fic and couldn't because it was still in progress... But no more, and just in time before the end of the theme!
From the Cinderella AU premise, this fic build an incredible slow burn romance laced with growing tension, intricate worldbuilding and wonderful characterization.
I loved the way the story unfold, all the things it does: an angel undercover as an human at the masquerade, with a crucial mission and almost no idea of what he is doing, but also how who he shines through for Dean to see, the growing attraction and falling in love for both of them and the great identity porn it implies, the way Bendingsignpost handled the looming reveal of Castiel's true nature as the five nights come to a close; all the details of the cultural differences both before and after.
The story has some incredibly tense chapters and the plot had me at the edge of my seat more than once! A must-read! :)
fandom:supernatural  pairing:castiel/dean.winchester  length:80.000&more.words  creator:bendingsignpost  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:action/adventure  theme:au  theme:courtship  theme:mutual.pining  theme:mythical.creatures  theme:mythical.creatures:angels&demons  theme:novel-length.fic  theme:plotty.fic  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:slow.burn  theme:worldbuilding  reccer:jainas 
february 2018 by fancake
Smallville: Useful Arts, by rivkat
Summary: Clark's Kryptonian heritage, like Lex, is rich and powerful. And, like Lex, not entirely predictable. Because this is essentially a sex pollen story, issues of consent follow. Also, Lex gets beaten up, though not by Clark.
Reccer's Notes: A Smallville fandom classic.
fandom:smallville  pairing:clark.kent/lex.luthor  character:kara.zor-el  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:rivkat  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:pining  reccer:beatrice_otter 
february 2018 by fancake
Star Trek (AOS): the Reboot series by Seperis
Summary: "Spock. Just say 'I don't trust Starfleet not to mess up the only captain in the fleet who I can train up to my expectations and enjoys running into danger wearing a blindfold as much as I do'." (You'll Get There in the End (It Just Takes a While))

The Federation and the Romulan Empire have been on the verge of war for what sometimes feels like forever; this is the place where what passes for peace might end. (War Games)
Reccer's Notes: This series deals with interspecies issued in a variety of ways. The first story, You'll Get There in the End (It Just Takes a While), is about Kirk and Spock coming together as captain and first officer (and dealing with a very ... unique pon farr). The third story, War Games, deals with a whole host of interspecies issues, from Vulcan shenanigans to Romulan plots. Really entertaining and epicly long.
fandom:star.trek.reboot  pairing:james.t.kirk/spock  character:leonard.mccoy  character:nyota.uhura  length:80.000&more.words  creator:seperis  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:competence  theme:first.time  reccer:beatrice_otter 
february 2018 by fancake
Smallville/House: Rich Man's Darling, by LastScorpian
Summary: In the words of quiet_tiger, "If Clark Kent's throwing up, it's probably not just the flu."
Reccer's Notes: Clark gets sick and can't stop throwing up, so Lex takes him to House to find out what's wrong. The story is told mostly from the POV of the House team as they try and diagnose (and treat) an alien for the first time, all the while with Lex hovering over their shoulders with threats and bribes. This is a really entertaining story, and you don't need much knowledge of either fandom to enjoy it.
fandom:smallville  pairing:clark.kent/lex.luthor  character:lex.luthor  character:clark.kent.(superman)  character:allison.cameron  character:james.wilson  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:lastscorpion  theme:crossovers&fusions  theme:old.fandoms  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:established.relationship  theme:outsider.pov  theme:casefic  theme:fandom.classics  reccer:beatrice_otter 
february 2018 by fancake
Thor: Wild Ambition Fortune's Ice Prefers by amberfox17
Summary: When Thor went storming into Jotunheim he was looking to start a fight, but accidently winds up a pawn in Odin and Laufey's plans for a permanent peace between the realms; namely, in exchange for the return of the Casket of Ancient Winters, Laufey is offering his firstborn child Loki, the Aesir-sized sorcerer, in marriage to Thor. Such a momentous decision is not to be taken lightly, so Odin sends Thor to live on Jotunheim - without Mjolnir - for a season with Loki, to get to know his prospective consort and to teach the wilful prince some diplomatic sense. Thor is horrified, his parents are insistent and no-one really knows what Loki is thinking, but he hasn't stopped smiling...
Or, a jotun AU arranged marriage worldbuilding fic, featuring a confused Thor, a manipulative bastard Loki, Jotunheim politics, a slow burn developing relationship and a motley arrangement of characters from Marvel and myth.
Reccer’s Notes: I loved the slow burn between Loki and Thor. Loki’s got complicated plans – and so do most of the rest of the characters in this complex and vivid novel. The author does a great job of showing how Loki’s plans, while seeming to align with others, are always his own. Thor and Loki struggle to find their place with each other while always being aware of the complex politics surrounding them, with Thor’s family, Loki’s family, and many other parties jockeying for political position in this new reality. The author’s worldbuilding is amazing. In addition to Asgard and Jotunheim, Thor and Loki visit other realms as they get to know each other and they all feel incredibly real.
fandom:marvel.cinematic.universe  pairing:loki/thor  length:80.000&more.words  creator:amberfox17  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  reccer:catalenamara 
february 2018 by fancake
Zootopia: You Know What They Say About Foxes (They'll Break Your Heart) by ozymandias314
Summary: Nick and Judy having sex was an accident. Nick and Judy falling in love was even more an accident. And as long as she repressed her emotions enough, Judy was pretty certain that she could pretend that neither of them had ever happened.
Reccer's Notes: Hilarious and heart wrenching, with perfect dialogue and characterization. This is a fandom classic, and absolutely deserving of the accolades it gets, but I figured I'd give it a little heads up here too.
fandom:zootopia  pairing:judy.hopps/nick.wilde  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:ozymandias314  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:mutual.pining  theme:pining  reccer:nrgburst 
february 2018 by fancake
Smallville: Babel by ciaan
Summary: The Lord said, "If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other." (Genesis 11:6-7) A conversation to bridge the gaps. The value of communication. (Written in December 2005 for the CLFF Wave 14, working from the scene in episode 2.17 Rosetta where Lex finds Clark's family tree.)
Reccer's Notes: A classic of Smallvile fic. Clark and Lex are in the Kawatche caves, and Clark gets hit with a beam of light that teaches him Kryptonian ... and also resets his brain so that it's his first language, and he has to relearn English, with Lex's help. Things develop from there.
fandom:smallville  pairing:clark.kent/lex.luthor  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:ciaan  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:old.fandoms  theme:languages&linguistics  reccer:beatrice_otter 
february 2018 by fancake
Superman movieverse: Biopsychology, by LJ
Summary: "Children naturally seek out a connection with whichever parents are available."
Reccer's Notes: This was written for a prompt of mine, which was asking a way to make sense of the amnesia-kiss at the end of Superman II. But LJ took that and ran with it, giving us this interesting exploration of Superman as an alien raised as a human, and what that means for him and Lois and the development of their relationship.
fandom:superman.returns  pairing:clark.kent/lois.lane  character:jason.white  character:martha.kent  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:ljs_lj  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:kidfic  theme:kidfic:has/  reccer:beatrice_otter 
february 2018 by fancake
LotR: Numberless the ways, and imperceptible. by Laura JV (jacquez)
Summary: "The conceptualization of emotion feeling as a phase of a neurobiological process is congruent with the idea that emotions can be sensed and registered in phenomenal consciousness and at low levels of awareness without being perceived." Izard, Carroll E. "Emotion theory and research: Highlights, unanswered questions, and emerging issues." Annual review of psychology 60 (2009): 1-25.
Reccer's Notes: This is, bar none, my favorite Gimli/Legolas fic. Laura JV does an exceptional job of exploring and worldbuilding differences between dwarves and elves, and especially how those differences might be lived out by Gimli and Legolas. Also, this is one of the few mutual pining fics I've read where it doesn't annoy me, where it feels right and is a natural extension of the characters.
fandom:lord.of.the.rings  pairing:gimli/legolas  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:laura_jv  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:cuddling.snuggling&bed-sharing  theme:everyone.thinks.we'  theme:mutual.pining  theme:pining  reccer:beatrice_otter 
february 2018 by fancake
Mass Effect: The Perks of Working Late by fourthage
Summary: Shepard and Garrus reconnect after Menae and James is an accidental witness. The sex he's good with, it's what comes after that makes him uncomfortable.
Reccer's Notes: So this is pwp but it's SO MUCH MORE. Everyone's characterization is bang on, and I love the feels (I said feels someone send me back to 2013) and everythiiiing.
fandom:mass.effect  pairing:female.shepard/garrus.vakarian  character:james.vega  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:fourthage  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:outsider.pov  reccer:imogeneherdman 
february 2018 by fancake
Girl Genius: Nuée Ardente, by Asuka Kureru
Summary: The adventures of a town-born pocket badass blacksmith guy who Does Not Like Adventures (lies) and his sweet and sunny immortal war-monster boyfriend.
Reccer's Notes: First of all, you don't have to know canon to enjoy the hell out of this series; the author has a basic rundown of facts you need to know ahead of time. Second of all, this is a really fun action-adventure/interspecies-romance story well worth trying even if original characters in canon settings aren't usually your thing.
fandom:girl.genius  pairing:original.character/original.character  length:80.000&more.words  creator:asuka_kureru  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:action/adventure  reccer:inarticulate 
february 2018 by fancake
Babylon 5: City of Sorrow, City of Peace by Marie_L
Summary: A thousand years ago in the previous Shadow war, Jeffrey Sinclair must navigate the mythic Valen of the history books, versus the reality of the Minbari society before him.
Reccer's Notes: Jeffrey Sinclair (aka Valen) is interspecies all by himself; in canon, he uses a Vorlon device to completely change his body to make himself Minbari and travels back in time to become Valen, the greatest hero of Minbari history who saved them from the shadows. This is a story about what it was like for him, "a Minbari not born of Minbari," and it's one of my favorites.
fandom:babylon.5  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:jeffrey.sinclair  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:marie_l  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:time.loops  reccer:beatrice_otter 
february 2018 by fancake
Voyager: Power Corrupts (the absolute absolution remix) by Alara J Rogers
Summary: It's the trial of the aeon: the Q Continuum vs. Kes, for Kes' genocide of the Borg.
Reccer's Notes: This short story packs one heck of a punch, as Kes and the Q Continuum argue ethics, tactics, and life and death. Really sharply-focused story, I can just hear the characters in my head, and as the whole theme is what kind of justice is appropriate across species, it really fits the theme.
fandom:star.trek:voyager  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:kes.(star.trek:voyager)  character:q.(star.trek:voyager)  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:alara_j_rogers  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:science.fiction  reccer:beatrice_otter 
february 2018 by fancake
Superman: Like Ephraim and Menasheh by Starlightify
Summary: There's not exactly a manual on how to raise a space baby. Martha and Jonathan do the best they can.
Reccer's Notes: This is the first story of a long series--89k words worth--and much as I love the series, it's only this one installment that really focuses on the interspecies issues. Well-written, entertaining, with some old standbys from "young clark" stories and some new twists (what if Kryptonians aren't mammals?), it's great. (And if you're into entertaining, happy stories featuring lots of well-written trans and autistic people, you really should check out the rest of the series too).
fandom:dc.universe  pairing:jonathan.kent/martha.kent  character:clark.kent.(superman)  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:starlightify  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:kidfic  theme:families.of.choice  reccer:beatrice_otter 
february 2018 by fancake
The Lord of the Rings: The Secrets of the Lonely Mountain by Lisafer
Summary: Legolas is sent to Erebor after the War of the Ring, where he's given the chance to meet up with Gimli again.
Predominantly book-verse.
Reccer's Notes: Does it show I'm on a LotR roll?^^ I liked the slow burn and the care this fic has for the characters and the setting: Legolas seeing his friend after so long, all the details of the dwarvish life in Erebor, the image of the bare-chested dwarves singing at the forge, the discussions and uneasiness... Very nice fic!
fandom:lord.of.the.rings  pairing:gimli/legolas  character:gloin  character:dwalin  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:lisafer  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:courtship  theme:in.vino.veritas  theme:mutual.pining  theme:pining  theme:slow.burn  reccer:jainas 
february 2018 by fancake
The Lord of the Rings: Victory Braid by smilebackwards
Summary: When Gimli brings home an elf with dwarven promise braids in his hair, Glóin is forced to come to the painful conclusion that his beloved son took one too many blows to the head during the many illustrious battles he’d fought in the war.
Reccer's Notes: A short fic from Glóin's point of view. A fun and satisfying read!
fandom:lord.of.the.rings  pairing:gimli/legolas  character:gloin  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:smilebackwards  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:established.relationship  theme:family  reccer:jainas 
february 2018 by fancake
The Lord of the Rings: On the Cold Hill Side by marycrawford
Summary: In the end, Gimli thinks, Legolas will steal his heart and sail away with it, and even the wonders of the Glittering Caves are not enough consolation for that loss. But when Aragorn calls for Gimli’s help in dismantling the hidden traps of Orthanc, everything changes.
Reccer's Notes: A most excellent get-together fic with a lovely flow, plenty of action, pinning, and getting to know each other cultures. And an ent.
fandom:lord.of.the.rings  pairing:gimli/legolas  character:aragorn  character:arod  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:marycrawford  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:action/adventure  theme:pining  reccer:jainas 
february 2018 by fancake
X-Men: Little Birds by winterhill
Summary: Bird AU. Erik is a lone kestrel on a mission to destroy the great golden eagle who killed his mother. Charles is an abandoned pet dove with no fear and a dream of making a place where the little birds can fly free. They don’t quite want the same thing, but together they’ll change the world.
Reccer's Notes: Made me coo like a pigeon over how adorable and in character Erick, Charles and their rag-tag flock are.

This story boasts wonderfully inventive world-building and lyrical prose.

I didn't think this would ever be my kind of thing, (birds?) but I'm so glad that I gave it a shot. Maybe it will be your kind of thing too.
fandom:x-men.movies  pairing:charles.xavier/erik.lensherr  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:winterhill  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:au  theme:families.of.choice  reccer:an0ther_dreamer 
february 2018 by fancake
Star Trek/Torchwood: Need to Know, by ellen_fremedon
Summary: Jack loves working the Federation timezone. You meet the most interesting people.
Reccer's Notes: You remember the Star Trek episode with the sentient rocks, called Hortas? While the TV show didn't have the budget to do a regular character who couldn't be played by a human in makeup, the novels were under no such restraint. (I highly recommend the original Star Trek novels of the 1980s, by the way, if you haven't read them.) Diane Duane introduced Ensign Naraht, the first Horta in Starfleet, in the novel My Enemy, My Ally, and he was an immediate favorite of novel fans. Then we have Jack Harkness of Torchwood, time-traveling pansexual who will canonically fuck just about everything. Will he fuck a talking rock? Of course he will, he will find a way.

But the interesting thing isn't so much the sex as it is the way Jack sees Naraht, in many ways sees him more clearly than the other Enterprise crew do. This is a wonderful exploration of what it means to be a Horta, and about respecting and others who are different, and seeing possibility that others don't. It's lovely and heart-warming.
fandom:star.trek:the.original.series  fandom:torchwood  pairing:jack.harkness/naraht  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:ellen_fremedon  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:minor.characters  theme:bisexual/pansexual.characters  theme:canon.lgbtq.characters  theme:competence  theme:crossovers&fusions  reccer:beatrice_otter 
february 2018 by fancake
Star trek reboot: The Word for World Is-- by Laura JV
Summary: Humans would've named the planet New Earth and the places things like New Africa or New Russia. Vulcans did no such thing; they named the planet Vik: the well in the desert. They named the continents Ashv'cezh, Laktra, and Vrekasht: Revenge, Grief, and Outcast.
Reccer's Notes: This is a really evocative story about Vulcans trying to go on after the destruction of their planet, and clueless humans trying to help and worry about them.
fandom:star.trek.reboot  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:james.t.kirk  character:spock  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:laura_jv  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:worldbuilding  reccer:beatrice_otter 
february 2018 by fancake
Star Trek (AOS): Wherein Gaila is Moulting, by kayliemalinza
Summary: Gaila wakes up itchy at 0530 and moans when she looks in the mirror. Her belly is splotched with yellow and red. At her waist the skin is brittle, dried-out brown, and crumbles when she bends. She thinks for several panicky moments that she is ill, but as she prods at her limbs and breasts, tugs the roots of her hair, tests the edges of her eyesight, she realizes she is molting.
Reccer's Notes: This has been one of my favorite Star Trek fics since it came out. It is one of the most original takes on an alien biology I've ever seen. This takes the whole "so what if Orions are really sentient plants, what would that mean, what would that be like?" and explores it. The details of Orion biology and culture are fascinating, as is how Gaila manages them on Enterprise and how she sees her human crewmates and friends. It's compellingly written, I only wish it were longer.
fandom:star.trek.reboot  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:gaila  character:leonard.mccoy  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:kayliemalinza  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:female.characters  theme:minor.characters  theme:science.fiction  theme:worldbuilding  reccer:beatrice_otter 
february 2018 by fancake
The Hobbit: Gardening by The Feels Whale (miscellea)
Summary: Bilbo Baggins arrived home late one afternoon in the middle of the week and the entire west Farthing is still talking about it.

Poor Mister Baggins. He was doomed to be a nine-days wonder no matter what and is it any wonder after a year-long adventure? Even the Tooks haven’t the influence to hush that up, but Mad Baggins seems to have managed to silence every tongue in the Shire on that subject which would be awe-inspiring ...if not for the way he decided to go about it.

OR: That one where Middle Earth seems to be unclear about where baby Hobbits come from.
Reccer's Notes: Cute and satisfying, and I do love the angst at the start of the story :>
fandom:hobbit  pairing:bilbo.baggins/thorin.oakenshield  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:miscellea  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:kidfic  theme:kidfic:has/  theme:(not.really).character.death  reccer:imogeneherdman 
february 2018 by fancake
Dr Who/Firefly: The Man with No Name by Frostfyre7
Summary: He hadn't really counted on getting into a pub brawl over the color of his coat on some speck of a planet, or signing up with a crew of petty criminals. Still, he'd always wondered what really happened to those Lost Colonists from Earth...
Reccer's Notes: One of my favorite crossovers :3
fandom:doctor.who  fandom:firefly  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:firefly  length:80.000&more.words  creator:frostfyre7  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:crossovers&fusions  reccer:imogeneherdman 
february 2018 by fancake
The Lord of the Rings: The Sound Below Sound by Dorinda
Summary: When the Grey Company escapes from the Paths of the Dead with an army of ghosts at their heels, Legolas believes that everyone who entered the Dark Door has emerged again unharmed.

He's wrong.

Some wounds cannot be seen.

Reccer's Notes: This fic is incredibly well crafted and has an unterly amazing Legolas point of view, so very elvish... I loved reading it, the care in the writing and all the details, the attention of Legolas for Arod, and then the whole hellish ride with the Death following, his growing worry for Gimli and the ways they ultimately managed to connect, to help each other... Something in the writing truly made me feel as if it could have been canon. Sooo good.
fandom:lord.of.the.rings  pairing:gimli/legolas  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:dorinda  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:action/adventure  theme:hurt/comfort  reccer:jainas 
february 2018 by fancake
Hot fuzz: Shonen Jump presents "Fiery New Bear Ronin Squad!", by Phosfate
Summary: You've seen the movie. Now read the anime.
(This had a working title of "Rumiko Takahashi's Hot Fuzz," which should tell you all you need to know about it.)
Reccer's Notes: An almost indescriptible fic set in a fantasy feudal Japan, in which Nicholas is human and still a cop, Danny is a panda, and many inhabitant of "Bridge-Over-Sand" are bears... This is hilariously cracky, and somehow it still does work as a story with a plot that somehow totally make sense...
fandom:hot.fuzz  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:nicholas.angel  character:danny.butterman  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:phosfate  theme:action/adventure  theme:au  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:humor  reccer:jainas 
february 2018 by fancake
Cabin in the wood: The Only Way Out is Through by scioscribe
Summary: As long as the rest of the world is dying, you might as well hitch a ride on a unicorn.
Reccer's Notes: Well... it makes as much sense as the rest of the movie. ^^ A perfectly credible and highly funny follow-up to the movie's ending, with just enough dark undertones to not verge in crack territory. :)  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:marty.(  character:dana.(  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:scioscribe  theme:apocalypse&dystopia  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:fix-it  reccer:jainas 
february 2018 by fancake
Sherlock: Come and See by definewisdom
Summary: John Watson is Death. He wasn't supposed to kill the cabbie at the end of A Study in Pink, Sherlock Holmes was supposed to die that night. But Sherlock's still alive and now the world is starting to fall apart. The events of the whole series seen in a slightly more supernatural light. Also featuring "Anthea", Harry and Sebastian as the other horsemen of the apocalypse, and exploring what it takes to become a myth.
Reccer's Notes: :D
fandom:sherlock.(bbc)  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:john.watson  character:sherlock.holmes  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:definewisdom  theme:interspecies.stories  reccer:imogeneherdman 
february 2018 by fancake
Star Trek: Lunch and Other Obscenities, by Rheanna
Summary: Nyota liked her roommate just fine until she met her.
Reccer's Notes: A wonderful story about cultural differences, otherness and learning to live together, in this time quite literally! There is some light Uhura/Spock in the background but it is at heart a gen fic very true to the spirit of Star Trek, both clever and funny, that explore interspecies dynamics, various diverging taboos... and that was actually quoted and discussed in a New Yorker article!
fandom:star.trek.reboot  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:nyota.uhura  character:gaila  character:spock  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:rheanna  theme:fandom.classics  theme:female.characters  theme:female.friendship  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:worldbuilding  reccer:jainas 
february 2018 by fancake
Enemy Mine: How to Survive on a Desert Planet, by exeterlinden
Summary: "In this stunning sci-fi adventure, two warriors engaged in a savage futuristic war between Earth and the planet Dracon crash-land on a desolate fiery planet. At first the human and his reptilian alien opponent are intent on destroying each other. But after battling the elements and each other, the two stranded pilots gradually realize that the only way either of them will survive is to overcome their undying hatred."...

That's what it says on the back of the DVD. What follows below is an AU take on how that goes...
Reccer's Notes: This is a really sweet story tracking the growth of an unexpected relationship in unconventional ways. There's a lot of compromise on both sides as they try to understand each other when their cultures and biologies are so fundamentally different. Also: interspecies co-parenting!
fandom:enemy.mine  pairing:jeriba.shigan/willis.davidge  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:exeterlinden  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:kidfic  theme:kidfic:has/  reccer:inarticulate 
february 2018 by fancake
Discworld: Kisses Don't Last (Except When They Do), by who_la_hoop
Summary: Polly's comfortable back at The Duchess, with her well-worn routines and her well-worn life, and she's . . . absolutely not pining for her best friend, Mal, who forgot – hah! – to say goodbye before vanishing after the last peace negotiations. For the second time. Not that she's counting.

But when Commander Vimes personally asks her to come to Ankh Morpork and learn the ways of the City Watch, for the good of Borogrovia, she feels she can't say no. She's forgotten Mal, she absolutely has. But then a mysterious someone starts sending her coffee. And that's only the beginning . . .
Reccer's Notes: There is nothing about this fic that I don't love. Polly joins the Watch! Polly befriends Angua! Mal struggles with how to court a human! I probably could use up my monthly quota of exclamation marks here if I went on.
fandom:discworld  pairing:maladict/polly.perks  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:who_la_hoop  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:female.characters  reccer:inarticulate 
february 2018 by fancake
Sherlock: Stranger at the Gate, by bendingsignpost
Summary: As far as initiation rites go, kidnapping a human doctor from a defended town ought to seem extreme. When James Moriarty offers him the challenge, Sherlock never considers saying no. (Fantasy vampire AU)
Reccer's Notes: For this one my AO3 bookmark reads: "Who thought vampire!fics could be so amazing? Not me, but I stand corrected." Which is a good enough reason to rec it here!
Bendingsignpost AU fics are consistently amazing and this one as a great worlbuilding to boot, you should totally check it out.
fandom:sherlock.(bbc)  pairing:john.watson/sherlock.holmes  pairing:clara/harry.watson  character:michael.stamford  character:bill.murray  character:jim.moriarty  length:80.000&more.words  creator:bendingsignpost  theme:action/adventure  theme:au  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:mythical.creatures  theme:mythical.creatures:vampires  theme:novel-length.fic  theme:worldbuilding  reccer:jainas 
february 2018 by fancake
Temeraire: A Burden Shared, by WerewolvesAreReal
Summary: Tharkay meets the British party in Nagasaki with news, prompting them to move onward quickly. In the meantime he learns of Laurence's fate and speaks with Temeraire.
Reccer's Notes: I absolutly love Tharkay and Temeraire's interactions in this fic, their reaction to Laurence being gone and their bond of friendship and shared grief; and the way it strays from canon while staying very close to the spirit... <3
fandom:temeraire  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:temeraire  character:tenzing.tharkay  character:william.laurence  character:prince.mianning  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:werewolvesarereal  theme:(not.really).character.death  theme:au  theme:dragons  theme:families.of.choice  theme:hurt/comfort  theme:interspecies.stories  reccer:jainas 
february 2018 by fancake
Ratatouille: A Taste of Life, by Roga
Summary: Three times Remy doesn't understand humans, and one time he thinks he might be starting to.
Reccer's Notes: A sweet story about friendship between two (and eventually three) humans and a rat! :)
fandom:ratatouille  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:remy.(ratatouille)  character:alfredo.linguini  character:colette.tatou  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:roga  theme:humor  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:future.fic  theme:kidfic  theme:kidfic:has/  reccer:jainas 
february 2018 by fancake
Star Trek: A Long-Standing Union by what_alchemy
Summary: At 103, Jim knows he can’t go through another pon farr.
Reccer's Notes: This is beautiful, bittersweet and the good kind of heartbreaking. I love the tenderness and love always apparent between them. This fic doesn't shy from the unglamorous aspects of aging, and explore what the differences in aging between their species can mean for them, but also other themes around interspecies pairings, as Spock work in a DNA studies reseaching the effects of cross-breeding between Vulcans and other species.
fandom:star.trek.reboot  pairing:james.t.kirk/spock  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:what_alchemy  theme:future.fic  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:marriage  theme:older.characters  theme:hurt/comfort  reccer:jainas 
february 2018 by fancake
Star Trek TOS: The Vulcan Way by WerewolvesAreReal
Summary: 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.
Reccer's Notes: Very cute :3
fandom:star.trek:the.original.series  pairing:james.t.kirk/spock  character:original.character(s)  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:werewolvesarereal  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:outsider.pov  reccer:imogeneherdman 
february 2018 by fancake
Mass Effect: Krogan Sympathy by fourthage
Summary: Shepard and Garrus's try for a baby doesn't work out as planned. Wrex knows a thing or two about that.
Reccer's Notes: Somber but satisfying.
fandom:mass.effect  pairing:female.shepard/garrus.vakarian  character:wrex  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:fourthage  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  reccer:imogeneherdman 
february 2018 by fancake
Fantastic Beasts: Spring Fever by Miss_Lv
Summary: Rabbit Newt worries that he won't ever find a mate and will be all alone. That is until he finds himself an injured and very handsome wolf named Percival.
Reccer's Notes: This is a kinky little romp, but it's so stinking CUTE it makes me wish bunny people/wolf people was a standard au. Guilty pleasure rec ahoy.
fandom:harry.potter  pairing:original.percival.graves/newt.scamander  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:miss_lv  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:au  reccer:imogeneherdman 
february 2018 by fancake
Fandom: Special Circumstances Questionnaire for Sexual Partners (Male), by coruscera & linbot
Summary: Does having sex with you entail becoming married, whether legally, magically, physiologically, or some other de facto permanent relationship? Y/N If Yes, please describe our new life together.
Reccer's Notes: An hilarious meta questionnaire that poke fun at a lot of shipping tropes... a great many of whose often pop-up when writting interspecies relationships!

Do you have one or more supernatural or non-human penises? Y/N If Yes, please outline special features and abilities (include sketches on back of form if required).

Do you have one or more bonus appendages (tentacles, wings, or other)? Y/N If Yes, outline number and biological function (include sketches on back of form if required).
fandom:fandom&meta  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:coruscera  creator:linbot  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  reccer:jainas 
february 2018 by fancake
Imperial Radch series: What the Body Doubts by autoeuphoric (FreezingRayne)
Summary: As far as I know, dying in a malfunctioning shuttle does not violate the treaty. But I’m not a politician.
(Seivarden finds herself in the hands of the Presger. If they even have hands.)

Reccer's Notes: An interesting story from Seivarden's point of view, exploring the nature of the mysterious Presger and of the Translators... And with a bit of h/c to boot!
fandom:imperial.radch.series  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:seivarden.vendaai  character:translator.zeiat  character:justice.of.toren.(breq)  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:autoeuphoric  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:book.fandoms  theme:science.fiction  reccer:jainas 
february 2018 by fancake
Inuyasha: The Once and Future Taiyoukai by RosieB
Summary: The well was supposed to be stable. It was supposed to send her to Inuyasha. And it failed. Now, Kagome's even farther into the past and she must depend on a young Sesshoumaru, who has no idea of what their shared future holds...but neither does Kagome.
Reccer's Notes: An older favorite. I love any story that features characters falling in love on a journey <3
fandom:inuyasha  pairing:higurashi.kagome/sesshomaru  length:80.000&more.words  creator:rosieb  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories 
february 2018 by fancake
Babylon 5: The Blue-Collar Scholar of Minbar by keerawa
Summary: The blog post by our first Earth-Minbar cultural exchange participant, Ms. Baker, is as chatty, iconoclastic, and controversial as its author.
Reccer's Notes: A fantastic story about cultural differences, linguistics and anthropology.
fandom:babylon.5  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:original.character(s)  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:keerawa  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:languages&linguistics  theme:science.fiction  theme:worldbuilding  reccer:jainas 
february 2018 by fancake
Marvel Comics: Breaker of Horses by Sineala
Summary: What do you do when the Roman Empire you were raised to love consigns you to the sands of the arena? Antonius is a prince of the Dacians, captured in war and sold as a gladiator. He yearns for his freedom. Stephanos -- the last living centaur -- is his fellow slave and trainer. Centuries old, disillusioned by a Rome that has become a shadow of itself, Stephanos has all but given up on life... until he meets Antonius, and both of their lives are forever changed.
Reccer's Notes: :D
fandom:marvel.comics  length:40.000-60.000.words  creator:sineala  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:au  theme:historical.aus  theme:mythical.creatures  theme:mythical.creatures:centaurs  reccer:imogeneherdman 
february 2018 by fancake
Mass Effect: Do Protheans Kiss? by Anonymous
Summary: “Do Protheans kiss, Javik?” she asked, moving a little closer, “Or are you evolved beyond such primitive displays of emo-mphh!”
Reccer's Notes: Javik's such a jerk but you like him anyway, especially in this fic. Contains cranky alien boyfriend and miscommunication, whoops!
fandom:mass.effect  pairing:female.shepard/javik  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:anonymous  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  reccer:imogeneherdman 
february 2018 by fancake
A Good Dog's Guide to Brooklyn by formerlydf
Summary: It's a big city, but Lucky — otherwise known as Pizza Dog, formerly known as Arrow, "hey you," or псина — is a pretty smart dog.
Reccer's Notes: A collections of reviews of the athmosphere, food and level of scratchs obtained on the differents locations from the comic, by Lucky, good dog. Only instead of stars, he gives out paws. :D A short funny fic from his point of view to kick-off the theme! :D
fandom:marvel.comics  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:lucky.(marvel.comics)  character:clint.barton.(hawkeye)  character:kate.bishop  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:formerlydf  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:humor  reccer:jainas 
february 2018 by fancake

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