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Batman: Every Fiber of My Being by lanestreets
Summary: As much as Dick and his siblings have argued, Bruce has never budged on his "Keeping Secrets Policy". There's not a person alive outside of the family that knows the secret identity of any of the Bats. Not even Dick's boyfriend.

Dick understands the need for some secrets, knows that keeping their identities safe keeps them and their loved ones safe, but when he takes up the cowl, team dynamics aren't the only things that begin to change.
Reccer's Notes: I love this AU and how it shows how difficult/stressful/painful it is for Dick to be Batman, father to the others, stand-in for Bruce at WE and boyfriend to Wally - while nobody except the family knows that he is Batman (with all the burdens and hard decisions that come with that). I love how understanding and gentle Wally is with Dick. And when everything comes to head - the reactions and pay offs? Yeah, so my thing. <3
reccer:saphirablue  creator:lanestreets  fandom:dc.universe  length:20.000-40.000.words  theme:amnesty  theme:au  theme:hurt/comfort  theme:secret.identities  theme:secret.identity.reveal  pairing:dick.grayson/wally.west  character:bruce.wayne.(batman)  character:tim.drake  character:alfred.pennyworth  character:clark.kent.(superman)  character:diana.(wonder.woman)  character:jason.todd  character:cassandra.cain  character:damian.wayne 
7 weeks ago by fancake
Stargate Atlantis: An Aesthetic Solitary Thing, by eliade
Summary: When Rodney starts exhibiting strange symptoms, Dr. Beckett discovers something odd about his genetic makeup. Now Rodney must find a mate — before his alien side chooses for him.
Reccer's Notes: Just in case that summary is making you suspicious, this was written for a Badfic Summary ficathon, but eliade took something that could have been ridiculous and made it beautiful. Contains a hint of dub-con, followed by explicit consent.
fandom:stargate:atlantis  pairing:john.sheppard/rodney.mckay  length:05.000-10.000.words  theme:secret.identities  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  reccer:runpunkrun  creator:anna_s.(eliade) 
march 2019 by fancake
DCU: The Kid With the Camera by careamorran
Summary: Robin saves a young boy with a camera from a mugging, and is rewarded with a kiss. Many years later, he figures out who exactly he rescued.
Reccer's Notes: You cannot possibly understand how cute careamorran's art is until you click the link. I want to live in a world where this Tim/Jason dynamic is canon. The way Jason just FLOPS onto Tim's bed. The slowly dawning realization. Tim's blush. PUT IT ON MY TOMBSTONE. If tumblr takes this away from me I'm gonna start a riot.
fandom:dc.universe  pairing:jason.todd/tim.drake  non-fic.recs:fancomics/doujinshi  theme:amnesty  theme:backstory  theme:kidfic  theme:secret.identity.reveal  reccer:meretricula 
december 2018 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 
september 2018 by fancake
MCU: Something Different by tsukinofaerii
Summary: Roughly a year after the events at the Stark Expo, Pepper's "stable-ish" relationship with Tony has deteriorated into more —ish than stable. Tony has been keeping secrets, and he's brought home a mystery blond who occupies all his time—including the time he should have been using for work. While holding things together, Pepper finds herself getting much, much closer to Natalie. But Natalie may be hiding a few secrets of her own.
Reccer's Notes: Pepper is her typical competent, badass self but she has a thread of emotional vulnerability running through her internal monologue which is very relatable. The relationships are complicated, sexy, messy and real.
fandom:marvel.cinematic.universe  pairing:natasha.romanov/pepper.potts  pairing:pepper.potts/tony.stark  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:tsukinofaerii  theme:secret.identities  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:competence  theme:female.characters  theme:femslash  reccer:an0ther_dreamer 
september 2018 by fancake
Daredevil: Stay In My Arms (If You Dare) by poisonivory
Summary: The Defenders are the most elite bodyguard agency in the world. When Wilson Fisk's personal attorney Foggy Nelson walks in looking for protection from a mysterious man in black, Matt Murdock is more than happy to take Mr. Nelson's safety in hand. But Nelson's guilt is hard to prove, and Matt may have gotten himself in too deep - especially once someone besides the man in black starts gunning for his client.
Reccer's Notes: Matt (being his usual Human Disaster self) decides to take a job defending Foggy from himself to get close to him and find out his secrets. Fun, adorable and hot; with great Defenders dynamics.
fandom:daredevil.(tv)  pairing:foggy.nelson/matt.murdock  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:poisonivory  theme:secret.identities  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:au  theme:casefic  theme:competence  theme:mutual.pining  theme:pining  reccer:an0ther_dreamer 
september 2018 by fancake
White Collar: Jeffrey Nullier's "Man With Fedora" by copperbadge
Summary: A routine investigation into an art theft turns up Neal's fingerprints on a stolen painting. Neal swears he's never stolen a Nullier painting, but that's only half the truth...
Reccer's Notes: I love this fic so much, how art centric it is, Neal and Peter banter, Neal's poor life choices but excellent artistic streak!
It's just perfect and it makes me want to go to the museum to see the paintings.
fandom:white.collar  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:neal.caffrey  character:peter.burke  character:elizabeth.burke  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:sam_storyteller.(copperbadge)  theme:secret.identities  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:casefic  theme:cops&crime  reccer:jainas 
september 2018 by fancake
The Man from U.N.C.L.E: The Trojan Affair by manic_intent
Summary: Ten minutes to go to ground zero and Artyom was still desperately trying to escape. “I have never attended little girl’s birthday party,” he pointed out repeatedly, and actually pouted, big blue eyes wide and pleading.

“Always a first time,” Napoleon said mercilessly, pulling on a charcoal Tom Ford blazer over his loose gray knit. “Mrs Siegfried invited us weeks ago, Artyom, don’t be a baby. You’ve had quite a while to gird your loins. We’re going to a party, not some sort of trench warfare. Smile.”

Artyom scowled, which was admittedly normally an adorable look even for a tall, blonde Russian giant of a man. “I do not like Mrs Siegfried,” Artyom declared, clearly intent on being as recalcitrant as possible.
Reccer's Notes: A delight of a Mr and Mrs Smith AU. Do I need to say more? :D
fandom:man.from.u.n.c.l.e.(movie)  pairing:illya.kuryakin/napoleon.solo  length:40.000-60.000.words  creator:manic_intent  theme:secret.identities  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:action/adventure  theme:au  theme:established.relationship  theme:established.relationship.with.plot  theme:humor  theme:marriage  theme:marriage.of.convenience  reccer:jainas 
september 2018 by fancake
Spider-Man Homecoming: Cover Your Tracks by Zelos
Summary: Kids didn’t lie as well as they’d like to believe. Neither did adults, for that matter.

Five times Principal Morita suspected.
Reccer's Notes: Really good outsider POV, canon-tied plot and great characterisation. Headcanon accepted.
Also, Peter is very bad at secret identities.
fandom:marvel.cinematic.universe  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:principal.morita  character:ned.leeds  character:may.parker  character:roger.harrington  character:flash.thompson  character:peter.parker  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:zelos  theme:secret.identities  theme:outsider.pov  theme:secret.identity.reveal  reccer:jainas 
september 2018 by fancake
MCU: All's Fair in Larb and War by phonecallfromgod
Summary: Ned Leeds just wants to transition painlessly into college life, but that's easier said than done when Tony Stark has a personal beef with you, Liz Allan's back in town, and your roommate and your superhero boyfriend hate each other (but just don't know it yet).
Reccer's Notes: My sweet babies go to college ;_; I love Ned and Peter and their super adorbs childhood sweetheart dynamic, but I also love that this fic doesn't shy away from how hard it is to keep dating your high school boyfriend when you get to college, even if you both really love each other! Plus the superhero secret identity thing, plus the other secret identity thing that Ned is juggling on Peter's behalf. But through it all, one constant remains clear: Ned and Peter are SO CUTE together and you should definitely read this fic if you agree!
fandom:marvel.cinematic.universe  pairing:ned.leeds/peter.parker  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:phonecallfromgod  theme:amnesty  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:established.relationship  reccer:meretricula 
august 2018 by fancake
DCU: The Conspiracies of Princes by clarityhiding
Summary: Jason just wants to get his cargo to Kandor, he doesn't have time to deal with this kid he found hiding in the wall of his ship.

Or: The JayTim space opera where there's a fake marriage, a marriage of convenience, and an arranged marriage.
Reccer's Notes: There is so much going on in this fic. Everyone has a secret identity (or multiple!) and a mission that will only be revealed in the fullness of time and also it's IN SPACE??? And there's tons of cool worldbuilding about how the governments of the various planets work and the way the usual cast of Gotham and adjacent superhero crews are mapped onto the space opera setting is just amazing. PLUS, fake marriage shenanigans. You know you want to.
fandom:dc.universe  pairing:jason.todd/tim.drake  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:clarityhiding  theme:amnesty  theme:space.aus  theme:au  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:action/adventure  theme:worldbuilding  theme:marriage  theme:marriage.of.convenience  theme:fake.marriage  reccer:meretricula 
august 2018 by fancake
Prince of Tennis/Petshop of Horrors: Wild by Branch
Summary: While visiting the US, some of the tennis boys come across an unusual pet shop. This evolves, as such things do, into some strange situations for a few of them.
Reccer's Notes: Like most of [ profile] Branch's Tenipuri fic, this is a very introspective piece, where more is thought than said and more is said than done. In this case the style is a lovely complement to the doubled outsider POV -- Count D observing how Tezuka interacts with his teammates while the Seigaku boys explore D's petshop. I particularly enjoyed Tezuka in this fic; he's such a black box in canon but the interpretation of him as quietly but intensely possessive of his team makes perfect sense.  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:echizen.ryouma  character:tezuka.kunimitsu  character:count.d  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:branch  theme:amnesty  theme:crossovers&fusions  theme:families.of.choice  theme:mythical.creatures  theme:mythical.creatures:other  theme:outsider.pov  theme:secret.identity.reveal  reccer:meretricula 
april 2018 by fancake
Transformers: And I Alone Have Escaped To Tell You by astolat
Summary: “This is like some kinda bad dream,” Ironhide said aloud.
“No,” Cyclonus said, low and harsh. “But it will be.”
Reccer's Notes: The thing is, before reading this fic I knew nothing of Transformers past the "giant robots turning into smaller... things? vehicles?" part. I didn't even knew what were the Autobot or Decepticons.
Did it stop me from reading a 60k fic about a time-traveling robot trying to stop an apocalypse and slowly falling in loyalty with the commander he was planning to betray? You bet it didn't. And neither did it stop me from enjoying myself tremendously! :D

Astolat is one of the few writers I'd follow into whatever fandom she would write and never regret it, because she has a genius for pulling you into a flow of action and her plotting is great and she can make you feel feelings about ultra-competent giants robots loyalties you didn't care about a a few thousand words ago. So... go read this fic is what I'm saying, I guess. I'm pretty sure you won't regret it.
fandom:transformers  pairing:cyclonus/megatron  character:cyclonus  character:megatron  character:starscream  character:ironhide  character:grimlock  length:40.000-60.000.words  theme:action/adventure  theme:amnesty  theme:competence  theme:enemies.working.together  theme:loyalty.kink  theme:robots.androids&ai  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:fix-it  theme:parallel.universes&  theme:worldbuilding  reccer:jainas  creator:astolat.(shalott) 
april 2018 by fancake
The Witcher: By Any Other Name by astolat
Summary: Vesemir wasn’t sure what he’d done to deserve any of this.
Reccer's Notes: I swear to you that you don't have to know anything about the Witcher to appreciate this fic. (I have read all of astolat's Witcher fic and that is literally all I know about this fandom, it's okay.) This is such an incredible slow-burn story -- by the time Geralt's pervasive sense of unease is explained and he finally finds out who Duny is, I want to claw my face off. But it's also the most delightful showcase of complementary competencies (if you're into astolat's thing where she has the person with an unswerving moral compass and the person who's really into Machiavelli and THEY FALL IN LOVE OH NO, you're going to love this ship) and I want it to go on forever! I just -- Duny's final confession! Who gave anyone permission to make me feel these feelings! Please come feel them with me, I promise you will enjoy it.
fandom:witcher  pairing:emhyr.var.emreis/geralt.of.rivia  length:20.000-40.000.words  theme:amnesty  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:action/adventure  theme:competence  theme:slow.burn  theme:plotty.fic  reccer:meretricula  creator:astolat.(shalott) 
april 2018 by fancake
MCU: User Since by rageprufrock

To: PC (
From: Buck (
Subject: Report!
Date: May 10, 2012

Phil — where the hell are you, man? Let us know if you're all right, or if there's anything we can do to help. HQ's freaking the fuck out.
Reccer's Notes: Okay, so first of all I don't like Clint/Coulson or even really care about Phil Coulson as a character. But this fic? This fic. The format is 100% perfect (it's almost exclusively composed of posts on a fictional Captain America fan forum) and I cared so much about these OCs. An absolutely spot-on portrayal of the life-long friendships that you can build through a passionate shared interest over the internet. There's a sequel which is about 30k and is properly Clint/Coulson and which I still enjoy despite my hatred of the pairing, but User Since does stand fine on its own.
fandom:marvel.cinematic.universe  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:phil.coulson  character:original.character(s)  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:rageprufrock  theme:amnesty  theme:(not.really).character.death  theme:(secret).hobbies  theme:epistolary  theme:families.of.choice  theme:minor.characters  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:unconventional.format&style  reccer:meretricula 
april 2018 by fancake
Transformers: Victory Condition by astolat
Summary: “Do you want me to tell you a story?” Megatron said mockingly. “You won’t like it, Prime. It’s not a very nice one.”
Reccer's Notes: AKA the one where the two opposing leaders of the Robot Civil War are trapped together underground, beyond hope of rescue, and end up falling in love over political philosophy, poetry, and really good robot sex. It's also explicitly in conversation with The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas, which is a weird combination with the robot sex but works amazingly well and will make you cry in several places. Did I mention the poetry already? There's poetry. It also will make you cry.
fandom:transformers  pairing:megatron/  length:20.000-40.000.words  theme:robots.androids&ai  theme:fandom.classics  theme:forced.proximity  theme:secret.identity.reveal  reccer:meretricula  creator:astolat.(shalott) 
march 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
Daredevil: How to Unmask Your Neighborhood Vigilante by igrockspock
Summary: A year after the fall of Landman & Zack, Marci's life is looking up. Her boyfriend is good at sex and willing to help with her apartment's dodgy plumbing, and her new job at the ACLU is definitely on the right side of the law. There's just one problem: she knows Matt is up to somthing, and whatever it is puts Foggy at risk too. She's determined to find out before Foggy finds himself charged as an accessory to a crime.
Reccer's Notes: I love how Igrockspock writes Marci's point of view, and how her relationship with Froggy grows ans suffers in a way that feels very realistic... The story has also plenty of action, lots of reflections on the ethics of vigilantism, some priceless scenes with Matt and Marci, and is at time very funny. A must read!
fandom:daredevil.(tv)  pairing:franklin."foggy".nelson/marci.stahl  character:matt.murdock  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:igrockspock  theme:established.relationship  theme:established.relationship.with.plot  theme:female.characters  theme:secret.identity.reveal  reccer:jainas 
january 2018 by fancake
Hannibal: Not To Die of The Truth by Finely Honed (jaqen_hgar)
Summary: Hannibal's fascination with Will prompts him to attempt the impossible—giving up killing in order to better explore the possibility of a relationship with Will. Easier said than done: Will is still Will, Hannibal is most definitely still Hannibal, and when new serial killer enters their lives, Hannibal realizes it is only a matter of time before his secret is revealed.
Reccer's Notes: The Morphology series has a few shorter one-shots as a hors d'oeuvre, explaining the building of their relationship and Hannibal's decision, but the main course is "Not To Die of The Truth", a captivating and eventfull ride of a fic, with wonderful writing, strong plot and psychological insight. I found Hannibal's voice very good, and Jaqen manage to write the character in such a way that Hannibal choosing to stop killing for Will (without Willeven knowing!) makes sense!
fandom:hannibal.(tv)  pairing:hannibal.lecter/will.graham  length:80.000&more.words  creator:jagen_hgar  theme:established.relationship  theme:established.relationship.with.plot  theme:action/adventure  theme:au  theme:novel-length.fic  theme:secret.identity.reveal  reccer:jainas 
january 2018 by fancake
Dragon Age: The Dread Wolf's Heart by Feynite
Summary: Death and time travel and ancient elven trickster gods, oh my. (Because of course it wouldn't just end with the villain's defeat like a normal story.)
Reccer's Notes: I'm still struggling to find a Solas/Inqu fic with the right amount of build up to pay off, but this fic is definitely in my top five. There's a good size chunk that features the DA 2 cast which I absolutely devoured <33
fandom:dragon.age  pairing:inquisitor.lavellan/solas  length:80.000&more.words  creator:feynite  theme:established.relationship  theme:established.relationship.with.plot  theme:secret.identity.reveal  reccer:imogeneherdman 
january 2018 by fancake
Hockey RPF: You're the One That I Want by thehoyden
Summary: It’s actually his father who suggests it.

“Take the rest of the summer for yourself,” he says. “Do something fun.”

“Fun,” Sidney repeats blankly.
Reccer's Notes: Now that I've completely spoiled the plot for you - damn you, theme tags - you can read the whole thing with a knowing grin on your face and coo at their angst.
fandom:hockey.rpf  pairing:evgeni.malkin/sidney.crosby  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:thehoyden  theme:au  theme:royalty.aus  theme:arranged.marriage  theme:marriage  theme:secret.identity.reveal  reccer:jerakeen 
october 2017 by fancake
Marvel Comics: Luminosity by vibraniumstark & captainshellhead
Summary: The Avengers organize a two month mission to investigate an anomaly in space that appears to be engulfing planets, Steve is worried about leaving Tony alone, and Hawkeye is just worried about being left behind. But then something goes wrong. Steve drags himself out of the wreckage of their ship, on a planet that shouldn’t exist, the Avengers are missing, Iron Man is torn to scraps, and Tony has a lot of explaining to do.

Or, in which Steve has no clue that Tony is Iron Man, and it takes crash-landing on an alien planet for him to find out.
Reccer's Notes: Action! Adventure! Romance! Identity porn!
fandom:marvel.comics  length:60.000-80.000.words  creator:vibraniumstark  creator:captainshellhead  theme:secret.identity.reveal  reccer:imogeneherdman  theme:teams 
september 2017 by fancake
MCU: I (created from fantasies) exist solely for you by Mizzy
Summary: Six years ago, without the Avengers Initiative there to save the day, scientist Dr. Eric Selvig sacrificed himself to save the world, the almighty demi-god Thor was lost to a terrible storm, and vigilante Iron Man – spotted with a nuclear weapon trying to take advantage of the situation – was forever labelled an enemy of SHIELD.

This is a comic book office AU, where Steve is defrosted a year too late, Thor has forgotten who he is, and no one knows Tony is Iron Man.

Also includes: office pranks, inappropriate post-it notes, and superheroes who like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain.
Reccer's Notes: Wonderful story in which all the MCU Avengers get a chance to shine both in mundane office settings and in battle.
fandom:marvel.cinematic.universe  character:thor.odinson  character:natasha.romanov.(black.widow)  character:clint.barton.(hawkeye)  character:pepper.potts  length:60.000-80.000.words  creator:mizzy  theme:amnesia  theme:au  theme:secret.identity.reveal  reccer:beatrice_otter  theme:teams 
september 2017 by fancake
Les miserables: All You Have Is Your Fire, by lady_ragnell
"A blaze like that, you could light up the city."
"Or change it."
A superhero soulmate AU.
Reccer's Notes: A delightfull AU where the soulmate-mark is the first words they say to each other... and superpowered Grantaire and Enjolras meet when they are out one night being vigiante heroes. I liked that the fic is plotty and that the worldbuilding works so well, with Javert as the Police officer hunting vigilante supers in Paris, Valjean as "the Mayor" the retired, almost mythic, powerhouse superhero on the run... and all the other characters fitting neatly: Enjolras, aka "the Flame", leading the fight for powered individual rights and representation, and so on.
A well written and wildly entertaining read!
fandom:les.miserables  pairing:enjolras/grantaire  character:cosette.fauchelevent  character:jean.valjean  length:40.000-60.000.words  creator:lady_ragnell  theme:soulmate-identifying.marks  theme:action/adventure  theme:au  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:superpowers  theme:urban.fantasy  reccer:jainas 
july 2017 by fancake
Smallville: Lost in Translation by rivkat
Summary: Your soulmate’s name is written on your arm. Reading it is one thing. Understanding it is another.
Reccer's Notes: A satisfying post-canon fix-it, in a world where Lionel erased Lex's mark when he was a baby and Clark's mark is in kryptonian... and at first mistranslated. But like life, shipping always finds a way! And I enjoyed a lot the way the fic handled the shift from bitter ennemies with an history only one of them remember to "ho, wow, so we are soulmates. Also, you are Superman".
fandom:smallville  pairing:clark.kent/lex.luthor  character:kara.zor-el  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:rivkat  theme:soulmate-identifying.marks  theme:amnesia  theme:au  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:secret.identity.reveal  reccer:jainas 
july 2017 by fancake
EFC: In Search of the Truth by tag0
Summary: After the events of the third season episode "Thicker Than Blood", Liam and Sandoval's relationship starts to change. But is either aware of how far those changes will go, or how they will affect the future of both Taelons and humanity?

It's a bad week, for everyone. A series of vicious, escalating attacks leads Sandoval to the discovery of a shocking secret; meanwhile, Liam receives several shocks of his own.
Reccer's Notes: This is a nice, long and plotty fic that deals with the relationship between Sandoval and Liam. The fic is part of a series, but this part of the story stands very well on its own.
fandom:earth:final.conflict  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:liam.kincaid  character:ronald.sandoval  character:da'an  length:80.000&more.words  creator:tag0  theme:amnesty  theme:novel-length.fic  theme:au  theme:hurt/comfort  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:science.fiction  theme:psychic.powers  theme:family  reccer:dancing_serpent 
august 2016 by fancake
Rivers of London&Forever:Tik Tok by binz & shiplizard
Summary: Well, tonight he either saved Henry from being spied on by UNIT or he got a British visitor drunk and gave him a really fun club crawl to cheer him up. Either way, victory. Good job, team.
Reccer's Notes: Excellent crossover, great geeky & fannish Peter&Lucas friendship fic. It's written in Lucas' POV and his voice is perfectly written and really interesting and quirky with lots of references to popular fandoms like Dr Who and plenty of great humor too. In the story, Peter and Lucas met online and only knew each other pseudonymously until their jobs solving weird crimes bring them together IRL. This fic brings together two tiny fandoms but you only need familiarity with one or the other to love this fic, both just makes it twice as good.  fandom:forever.(tv)  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:lucas.wahl  character:henry.morgan  character:abdul.haqq.walid  character:peter.grant  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:binz  creator:shiplizard  theme:characters.of.color  theme:cops&crime  theme:crossovers&fusions  theme:secret.identity.reveal  reccer:makoyi  theme:amnesty 
april 2015 by fancake
The Sentinel: The Secrets series by dbw
Summary: Before he met Jim, Blair had a shadow life that he thought was long finished, but it continues to come back to haunt him. The series is a collection of episode "interludes" or epilogues, during which we see how Blair's reactions and decisions are colored by this shadow life. Always, there's the possibility Jim might discover his secret and that it might destroy their relationship.
Reccer's Notes: Because the show was called The Sentinel and not The Anthropologist, we learned a lot more about Jim's back-story than Blair's. This provides a field day for writers who enjoy fleshing out characters, as dbw does in spades. The regular minor canon characters appear in their related episodes. But Jack Kelso, the ex-CIA agent who had two guest appearances in the show, plays a pivotal role throughout. The author also does some supposition on what the term "guide" really entails. Enjoy.
fandom:sentinel  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:blair.sandburg  character:jim.ellison  character:jack.kelso  length:40.000-60.000.words  creator:dbw  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:au  reccer:magician113 
april 2015 by fancake
Marvel/Captain America: The Merciless Hours by togina
Summary: Nobody ever noticed Bucky, in Lehigh. Nobody but Steve. No one else would bring a boy into the war - nobody else would try so hard to carry a broken man home.
Reccer's Notes: Though I think it's comprehensible with MCU knowledge, this is built on a large dose of comicsverse canon. Complete with Bucky Barnes the orphan, who gets tangled up in Steve Rogers' secret missions even though he's ostensibly too young. It's a carefully constructed emotional journey, as Steve tears down Bucky's teenage brashness, and starts to build the friendship that will help topple Hitler. The costumed hero Captain America makes sporadic appearances in the Allied camps, but Bucky can't quite figure out why this masked man reminds him so much of Steve Rogers.
Out of the corner of his eye, through the relentless, cold winter rain, he thought he saw the superhero walk by the open flaps of the mess. But it was only Steve, who had paused in mid-stride, peering through the drizzle toward the sound of Bucky's voice. His blond hair was plastered to his skull, white cotton shirt translucent over his pale skin.

Steve, whose voice Bucky hadn't heard all week, except in meetings. Who Bucky pretended to find with every pair of muscular shoulders sighted across the camp, or in Captain America's blue eyes. Bucky lit a cigarette, and looked away.
fandom:marvel.cinematic.universe  pairing:james."bucky".barnes/  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:togina  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:first.time  reccer:dirty_diana 
april 2015 by fancake
DCU: Interview with a Batman by mithen
Summary: Batman offers Clark Kent a deal--an interview with him, in exchange for information about Superman.
Reccer's Notes: Of course the DCU is the OG of identity porn, and the pairing of the Daily Planet reporter and the world's greatest detective gives the clue finding aspect that extra spicy twist. This fic has fun characterisation and just the right amount of suspense, as we wait for Clark and Bruce to spot that which is right underneath their noses. And the kissing, of course.
This time when he moved forward, Clark's step away brought his back up against the brick wall of the stairwell. Batman's face was intent and predatory, and Clark felt a frisson of alarm go through him. Had he figured it out? "I--that is--"

"You meet him up here, don't you?"
fandom:dc.universe  pairing:bruce.wayne/clark.kent  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:mithen  theme:superpowers  theme:secret.identity.reveal  reccer:dirty_diana 
april 2015 by fancake
Batman (Nolan)/Iron Man (MCU): Elliptical Orbit by Croik
Summary: Bruce Wayne may be the richest man in Gotham, but he's far from being the most liked. Of the few people that can claim know him well, one of them is Tony Stark. Ever since meeting as kids, their strange, tumultuous friendship has carried them through all the major milestones of their lives, from childhood revelations, to troubling times overseas, to becoming superheroes. It's rarely easy. Most of the time they won't even admit to liking each other. But they just can't leave each other alone.
Reccer's Notes: I love that this fic never forgets how deeply terrible these two men are at being friends with *anybody*. But it's still a beautiful friendship, in its way.
"Yeah. Well." Tony stretched his legs out, watching the rain fall against his shoes. "Then you can keep my old man from yelling at me, how about that?"

"You're using me," Bruce huffed incredulously.

Tony made a face. "You'll get used to it."
fandom:batman.(nolan.movies)  fandom:marvel.cinematic.universe  pairing:bruce.wayne/tony.stark  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:croik  theme:kidfic  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:first.time  theme:rare.pairings  theme:crossovers&fusions 
march 2015 by fancake
DC Comics: Victory Bonds, by copperbadge
Summary: The year is 1947, and Daily Planet front-pagers Clark Kent and "Louis" Lane are about to get the story of their careers, courtesy of the fledgling Justice League: the enigmatic Superman, the spy-turned-vigilante codenamed Bat, intelligence agent and newly minted Green Lantern Alan Scott, and Ambassador Diana, Princess of Themyscira.
Reccer's Notes: It seems weird to rec a story for the category of "history AU" that takes place during the period the canon actually started; nevertheless, this is what that is. It's not a story set in Golden Age comics, it's a story asking what if Clark Kent and Jimmy were GIs and what would Lois Lane's career would look like when you actually deal with period sexism and what a guy like Bruce Wayne would have been doing during WWII (if he wasn't already Batman). And, as always, copperbadge does a marvelous job.
fandom:dc.universe  pairing:clark.kent/lois.lane  character:bruce.wayne.(batman)  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:sam_storyteller.(copperbadge)  theme:au  theme:historical.aus  theme:superpowers  theme:casefic  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:competence  reccer:beatrice_otter 
february 2015 by fancake
The Sentinel: Four Years by Gil Hale
Summary: It's been four years since Jim voluntarily exposed his senses and left on an urgent military mission during a time when Blair was out of town. Four years since Blair came back to the news and left himself, cutting all ties to Cascade.

But Blair's old mentor, Eli Stoddard, is dying and longs to see Blair one more time. So Blair, sick with lungs that never healed from his drowning and feeling all the anger and hurt as sharply as when he discovered Jim had left, comes to Cascade to see Eli.
Reccer's Notes: Originally written for the Sentinelangst “Where are they now?” November Themefic, this is angsty good. Enjoy.
fandom:sentinel  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:blair.sandburg  character:jim.ellison  character:eli.stoddard  character:jack.kelso  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:gil_hale  theme:future.fic  theme:hurt/comfort  theme:minor.characters  theme:secret.identity.reveal  reccer:magician113 
october 2014 by fancake
HP: Erotomania by hinkykneazel
Summary: "Love that is not madness is not love."—Pedro Calderon de la Barca, 1600-1681 Draco needs Hermione to know just how much he loves her. Hermione needs to put the past behind her. Dr. Malcolm Johnson needs to get to the root of past events.
Reccer's Notes: Another reader referred to this fic as a psychodrama, and I find that a totally accurate word for it. The set-up and use of things like letters, interview notes, etc. is compelling and lends the story part of its momentum, I think, and gives a multi-perspective feel. Crazy!Draco is both creepy and sad, and the end is unexpected.
fandom:harry.potter  pairing:draco.malfoy/hermione.granger  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:hinkykneazel  theme:epistolary  theme:secret.identity.reveal  reccer:eevilalice 
august 2014 by fancake
HP: Scars of Pleasure, Scars of Pain by tryslora
Summary: Returning to Hogwarts after the war is over to repeat seventh year isn’t easy on anyone, whether they were on the winning side or the losing side. When Draco finds a letter tucked away into a book in the library, he can’t resist beginning to correspond with the witch. He finds it easy to talk to someone he doesn’t know, and finds friendship given in anonymity. As he slowly starts to fall for the unknown witch, can those fledgling feelings survive when they step out of their hidden spaces and she sees who he really is?
Reccer's Notes: A common setting (post-war at Hogwarts) with an unusual pairing and a unique take on the healing process. I also love how, though the focus is Draco and Lavender, it's absolutely an ensemble piece.
fandom:harry.potter  pairing:draco.malfoy/lavender.brown  pairing:pansy.parkinson/theodore.nott  pairing:blaise.zabini/luna.lovegood  pairing:hermione.granger/ron.weasley  pairing:harry.potter/neville.longbottom  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:tryslora  theme:epistolary  theme:first.time  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:hurt/comfort  theme:rare.pairings  theme:mythical.creatures  theme:mythical.creatures:werewolves  theme:comfortfic  reccer:eevilalice 
august 2014 by fancake
Supernatural: Nun of That by Lampito
Summary: Somebody-or something-is terrorising convents. Is it a religious loony, or is it a job for the Winchesters? Worse, Dean is convinced that somebody has put a chastity curse on him. And who is this mysterious woman who can bitchface (TM) Sam into submission, or throw Dean across a desk without breaking a sweat? (Not that he minds, usually, but hello, chastity curse...) COMPLETE
Reccer's Notes: This fic is hilarious and clever and wonderfully well-written. It's genfic and casefic with very strong humor elements too. I love the OFC, Sister Felicity - she's just fantastic and really compelling and as a cop-turned-nun, she's very, very interesting. The Urban Fantasy element is the same as Supernatural canon, circa Season 5ish so contemporary, blue collar heroes with some magic spells and rituals who fight demons and angels and other (Mostly) Always Chaotic Evil horror creatures. The first chapter is a bit slow but the story really takes off from the start of Chapter 2.
fandom:supernatural  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:sam.winchester  character:dean.winchester  character:original.character(s)  length:60.000-80.000.words  creator:lampito  theme:urban.fantasy  theme:casefic  theme:family  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:humor  reccer:makoyi 
july 2014 by fancake
The Sentinel & Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Spirit Guides by Lady Ra
Summary: Jim and Blair are in Sunnydale, where Blair is supposed to be attending a conference. But they don't know the town rules and are on the street after dark and suddenly facing vampires. Buffy and Xander come to their rescue, but there's no time to process just how weird the whole situation is, because in mere hours Glory plans to sacrifice Dawn to open up the door between the worlds.

Since it will literally be the end of the world, Blair and Jim decide to head over to Giles' shop to see if they can help. To Jim's surprise, he's able to see not only his and Blair's spirit animals, but two more; Buffy's and Giles. And while they think that seeing them is less than helpful, Jim knows through experience that there's a reason why they show up.
Reccer's Notes: The fork in the road takes place on Buffy's side of the cross. I never got as far as the fifth season in BtVS, but I was able to understand what was happening through Lady Ra's clear writing. Enjoy.
fandom:sentinel  fandom:buffy.the.vampire.slayer  pairing:blair.sandburg/jim.ellison  character:rupert.giles  character:buffy.summers  character:xander.harris  character:willow.rosenberg  character:spike.(buffy)  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:lady_ra  theme:amnesty  theme:crossovers&fusions  theme:au  theme:female.characters  theme:minor.characters  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:soulbonding  theme:mythical.creatures  theme:mythical.creatures:angels&demons  theme:mythical.creatures:gods&devil  theme:mythical.creatures:vampires  theme:established.relationship  reccer:magician113 
april 2014 by fancake
Bandom/Comics RPS: Love on the Webways by fleurdeliser & ohnoktcsk & tuesdaysgone
Summary: As a writer, Grant supposes he could have considerably worse habits than trolling his own message boards. A totally ridiculous AU vaguely inspired by 'You've Got Mail'.
Reccer's Notes: What if My Chemical Romance had broken up after Madison Square Garden instead of going on hiatus? In this story Gerard is divorced and living in Portland and has just started writing the Killjoys comic when he meets Grant Morrison online without either of them knowing who the other is.

This is such a great story. Entertaining and captivating with a very interesting premise. I particularly loved the epistolatory parts of it, it's so very them. I also liked the way their first face-to-face meeting and the identity reveal was written. Plain and straightforward, without any embarrassing antics. It's so nice with a story where the protagonists are actual grownups that think and act like it. And as usual with these writers the sex is scorchingly hot!
fandom:bandom  fandom:comics.rpf  fandom:you'  pairing:gerard.way/grant.morrison  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:fleurdeliser  creator:ohnoktcsk  creator:tuesdaysgone  theme:amnesty  theme:au  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:crossovers&fusions  reccer:turlough 
april 2014 by fancake
PLL: To follow knowledge like a sinking star by summerstorm
Summary: In which Spencer Hastings solves a few mysteries and slays a few vampires. (AU from 2.08.)
Reccer's Notes: Besides the awesomeness of Spencer learning that her sister, Melissa, is secretly hunting vampires and that vampires in Rosewood explains SO much of PLL canon? There's the canon-typical close friendship between the Liars AND a slow reconciliation between Melissa and Spencer. Win all around.
fandom:pretty.little.liars  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  pairing:spencer.hastings/toby.cavanaugh  pairing:caleb.rivers/hanna.marin  character:melissa.hastings  character:spencer.hastings  character:aria.montgomery  character:emily.fields  length:40.000-60.000.words  creator:summerstorm  theme:female.characters  theme:female.friendship  theme:mythical.creatures  theme:mythical.creatures:vampires  theme:secret.identity.reveal  reccer:eevilalice 
april 2014 by fancake
Black Books/HP: Noble and Most Ancient by Nomad
Summary: Bernard's past catches up with him - by owl post.
Reccer's Notes: This is Manny's outsider perspective on both Bernard - whose story it really is - and the Wizarding world. It's hilarious and delightful and note-perfect for both Black Books and the HP universe (I loved the tiny bit of Andromeda-and-Bernard interaction especially), and Manny's voice is excellent.
fandom:black.books  fandom:harry.potter  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:manny.bianco  character:fran.katzenjammer  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:nomadicwriter  theme:outsider.pov  theme:crossovers&fusions  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:trope.subversion&inversion  theme:small.fandoms  theme:family  reccer:cest_what 
april 2014 by fancake
The Sentinel: Anniversary & Reunion by Fluterbev and Postscript by Flutebev & Rhyo
Summary: Five years after Jim’s death, Blair still doesn't accept that he’s gone. When Blair asks questions in the wrong places, someone is forced to act.
Reccer's Notes: From Fluterbev’s notes, these stories were originally written as three separate stories for Sentinel Thursday. The first two, written by Bev, evolved to “Anniversary & Reunion”. The third story, originally called “Old Mexico” and written by Rhyo, joined the other two to become “Postscript”.

Anniversary/Reunion can be read as gen or preslash as you wish; Postscript is slash. I’ve included both because I’ve found each one satisfying in its own way.
fandom:sentinel  pairing:blair.sandburg/jim.ellison  character:blair.sandburg  character:jim.ellison  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:fluterbev  creator:rhyo  theme:secret.identity.reveal  reccer:magician113 
october 2013 by fancake
MCU: The Most Amazing Things (Some Terrible Lie) by copperbadge
Summary: Tony's decision not to reveal his identity as Iron Man to the world was shrewd and calculated. Too bad it's about to backfire on him like a Jericho missile.
Reccer's Notes: To quote Sam himself, "This story is primarily based in the movieverse, but makes use of the situation in 616 where Tony's identity as Iron Man was initially a secret from the world and his teammates, and Iron Man was known primarily as Tony's bodyguard."

Sam's Tony is always one of the best Tonys, be it movie- or comicverse, but seeing the differences in how certain members of the team interact with Tony and Iron Man, and the differences in how Tony, as Tony Stark and as Iron Man, interacts with them is just...brilliant. Hilarious and frustrating and heartbreaking all by different turns. (And if you don't already have them, I can guarantee you'll be struck down with Tony!feels by the end of this, as with most of Sam's Tony-focused work.) Obviously, his relationship(s) with Steve is a major focal point, but the great thing about Sam's writing is he never dismisses Pepper's importance to Tony, or her capableness, or the fact that Natasha is the only person on the team who actually knows Tony's secret. Every person is layered here, not just Tony (although Tony has enough layers for everyone). For all it's a Tony fic, about Tony's motives and actions, and a Steve/Tony fic (and a lot of ways, a SteveandTony fic), it's a story about these characters, these people, and it doesn't shy away from some of the stuff that needed to be dealt with after the events of the movie, while at the same time weaving together the two canons and their consequences perfectly.

In short, it's one of my favourites, and it immediately came to mind when I saw this round. (As did Secrets of a Successful Marriage, but someone already beat me to that, and put it much better than I ever could.) Don't be put off by the length; you won't even notice it. Sam's Tony pov is so natural and, like I said, one of the best, the whole thing just flows so seamlessly.

Oh, and the sex is fantastically hot. ;) And just as well-written as - well, everything else Sam writes.
fandom:marvel.cinematic.universe  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:sam_storyteller.(copperbadge)  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:superpowers  reccer:x_dark_siren_x 
october 2013 by fancake
DC Comics: Fake Empires by sam_storyteller
Summary: Bruce Wayne can't possibly be as dumb as he acts, and Clark Kent isn't as ordinary as he appears.
Reccer's Notes: Clark meets Bruce while reporting on a Wayne event, and starts putting things together. Batman takes a liking to Clark, to his own surprise. Superman has no idea how he's supposed to be acting here.
fandom:dc.universe  pairing:bruce.wayne/clark.kent  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:sam_storyteller.(copperbadge)  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:superpowers  reccer:sailorptah 
october 2013 by fancake
The Sentinel: Beau Geste by Polly Bywater
Summary: When William Ellison sees Blair’s press conference, he decides to do something to right what he sees as a wrong. After explaining the sacrifice that Blair has made to Steven, the two of them team up to resolve things.
Reccer's Notes: It’s quite refreshing to see William as a good guy and a caring parent. This was originally written in parts for Sentinel Thursday.
fandom:sentinel  pairing:blair.sandburg/jim.ellison  character:william.ellison  character:simon.banks  character:steven.ellison  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:pollybywater  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:minor.characters  theme:first.time  reccer:magician113 
october 2013 by fancake
The Sentinel & The District: The Retreat series by Crowswork
Summary: After Blair’s press conference, Jim holds his own press conference and confesses that he is, indeed, a sentinel. Blair is showered with fame and fortune and goes on the lecture circuit. In the meantime, Jim overhears a mob crime and testifies. He goes into the witness protection program, and the cover story is that he’s dead.

When Blair returns from getting his latest awards, Simon has to tell him about Jim, which devastates him. But with Crowswork, there’s always more to the story.
Reccer's Notes: This takes advantage of the fact that Richard Burgi played roles in both TV shows.
fandom:sentinel  fandom:district  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:jim.ellison  character:blair.sandburg  character:simon.banks  character:vince.hunter  character:jack.manion  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:crowswork  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:crossovers&fusions  reccer:magician113 
october 2013 by fancake
The Sentinel & Stargate SG-1: The Real TSbyBS by Cheryl R
Summary: For TS fans who’ve heard just about every explanation for why Blair held the press conference, this is one that’s way out there, and not because he’s an alien that came though the Stargate.
Reccer's Notes: This is the third in her TS/SG crossover trilogy, although you can get the gist of it without reading the previous two.
fandom:sentinel  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:blair.sandburg  character:jim.ellison  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:cheryl_r  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:crossovers&fusions  reccer:magician113 
october 2013 by fancake
The Sentinel: Ripples by Becky
Summary: “Ripples” is a series of missing scenes as each person reacts to what they’ve learned during the episode “The Sentinel by Blair Sandburg”.
Reccer's Notes: In the episode, we find out that the characters discovered Jim’s secret after the fact. I like these little bits that show us their reactions in real time.
fandom:sentinel  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:steven.ellison  character:william.ellison  character:carolyn.plummer  character:naomi.sandburg  character:megan.connor  character:henri.brown  character:detective.rafe.(sentinel)  character:simon.banks  character:joel.taggert  character:blair.sandburg  character:jim.ellison  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:becky.(  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:minor.characters  reccer:magician113 
october 2013 by fancake
The Sentinel: Comeuppance by Andi Charleville
Summary: Shortly after TSbyBS, Chancellor Edwards is called into a special meeting to discuss Rainier’s role in the dissertation fiasco.
Reccer's Notes: I think that once Jim finished dealing with Zeller and had a little time to think about things, he would have taken this route. The repercussions seem quite reasonable. Previously recced for “minor character”.
fandom:sentinel  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:chancellor.edwards  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:andi_charleville  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:female.characters  reccer:magician113 
october 2013 by fancake
Sailor Moon: Quixote Complex by ChibiCori
Summary: Mamoru gets a knock to the head and is taken over by his former life as Prince Endymion. Which means he immediately recognizes Usagi as his princess. And guess which poor sap Prince Endymion catches Usagi flirting with? All Motoki lovers may want to leave, this could get ugly.
Reccer's Notes: Triple-layer identity shenanigans here. Usagi doesn't even know Mamoru is Tuxedo Mask, let alone that either of them is reincarnated royalty. Endymion doesn't know anything about the modern life he and his princess have been living. Motoki doesn't know anything about anything.
fandom:sailor.moon  pairing:chiba.mamoru/tsukino.usagi  character:furuhata.motoki  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:chibicori  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:female.characters  theme:amnesia  reccer:sailorptah 
october 2013 by fancake
DCU: From This Day Forward by jij
Summary: For the World's Finest Gift Exchange prompt F25: In a world where Krypton was never destroyed, to unite the two planets five Kryptonians are given to the five wealthiest Terrans for marriage. Bonus: Kal-El meets Batman and prefers him to "Brucie."
Reccer's Notes: No secret identities for Kal in this one, just the undercurrent that would have made him Superman in another universe. Bruce, meanwhile, rocks everything.
fandom:dc.universe  pairing:bruce.wayne/clark.kent  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:jij  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:marriage  theme:competence  reccer:sailorptah 
october 2013 by fancake
The Sentinel: The Guide by Blair Sandburg by Dimity Blue aka Arnie
Summary: In TSbyBS, it’s Naomi who unwittingly ends up revealing Jim’s secret, causing all the subsequent fallout and culminating in her son declaring himself a fraud. During the episode, Blair says he forgives Naomi for her blunder. This story focuses on a conversation between Blair and Naomi as he takes her to the airport, where one more secret is revealed. .
Reccer's Notes: I have recced this before for “minor character”. Definitely an entertaining twist on canon.
fandom:sentinel  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:blair.sandburg  character:naomi.sandburg  character:jim.ellison  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:dimity_blue.(arnie)  theme:secret.identity.reveal  reccer:magician113 
october 2013 by fancake
The Sentinel: The Dawn to Dark series by Fluterbev
Summary: The story takes place just after TSbyBS. Blair is reeling from the gravity of his decision to declare himself a fraud and leaves town. But Jim is able to find him and persuade him to go back to Cascade and sue the publisher and university. Just as everything is going well for them, Jim is killed as he tries to save people from a burning building. Of course, everyone is devastated. But there are worse things yet to come.
Reccer's Notes: One big issue for Jim right from the beginning was that his sentinel abilities be kept secret. His reason was that he didn’t want criminals knowing about them. But by the end of the first season, we learn that there are potentially worse scenarios: rogue government agencies might want the edge that a sentinel provides and would have the means and lack of ethics to force one into servitude.
fandom:sentinel  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:blair.sandburg  character:jim.ellison  character:simon.banks  length:60.000-80.000.words  creator:fluterbev  theme:secret.identity.reveal  reccer:magician113 
october 2013 by fancake
The Sentinel: Forward Movement by Sis
Summary: This takes place during TSbyBS. We’re privy to Jim’s thoughts from after his secret is revealed and he’s dealing with the fall-out, to trying to continue to do his job, to watching Blair as he gives his press conference, to just before Simon offers Blair a detective’s badge. So many bad things happen so fast in this episode that it’s little wonder that Jim has lost all perspective.

He wants to fix things in some way but his usual methods are ineffective. As Simon tells him, “You're the only person I've ever met that thinks you can punch reality into submission.”
Reccer's Notes: I always like stories that let me get inside Jim’s head. He normally lets actions speak instead of words, so his thought processes aren’t always clear.
fandom:sentinel  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:jim.ellison  character:blair.sandburg  character:simon.banks  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:sis  theme:secret.identity.reveal  reccer:magician113 
october 2013 by fancake
The Sentinel: Exposure by withdiamonds
Summary: Jim and Blair are already lovers by the time TSbyBS happens. “Exposure” is a set of missing scenes that happen after Blair’s press conference but before Simon offers Blair the chance to become a detective.

The press is still sniffing around and Jim is feeling exposed and irritable. He vacillates between anger at Blair, Naomi and the situation in general and guilt and upset over Blair’s current circumstances. Throw in phone calls and a visit from Jim’s father, who’s blaming Blair and saying “I told you so” to Jim, and the situation can only be described as tense.
Reccer's Notes: Despite how much we want these guys to just “get over it”, we know it’s never that simple, even with how much they love each other. The press conference wasn’t the magic wand that magically fixed everything, and those few days were a mixed emotional grab bag, which the author is able to convey convincingly.
fandom:sentinel  pairing:blair.sandburg/jim.ellison  character:william.ellison  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:withdiamonds  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:established.relationship  reccer:magician113 
october 2013 by fancake
Sailor Moon: Forget I Said That by W Bymeeh
Summary: Darien overhears Serena making fun of Tuxedo Mask and gets... well... just a bit ticked.
Reccer's Notes: Tuxedo Mask trying to come off as less pretentious (not because it matters to him what that odango atama said, oh no) is priceless.
fandom:sailor.moon  pairing:chiba.mamoru/tsukino.usagi  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:w_bymeeh  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:female.characters  reccer:sailorptah 
october 2013 by fancake
The Sentinel: Has-Beens and Wannabes by Kikkimax
Summary: After TSbyBS, Blair becomes a detective, but the media attention surrounding the press conference never dies down, so the brass decide to bury him in the Cold Case Department. Jim chooses to join him. There they use their considerable talents to solve many old cases, while also helping with Major Crime cases on the sly. Life is good.

But then they become aware of a murder, through a confession by someone who afterwards commits suicide. The problem: Blair was the only witness to the confession and, as a self-proclaimed fraud, can’t be put on the stand.
Reccer's Notes: The ramifications of Blair’s declaration of fraud often gets hand-waved in “Blair becomes a cop” stories (which doesn’t stop me from reading them), but Kikkimax brings up some of the issues that Jim and Blair would probably face.
fandom:sentinel  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:jim.ellison  character:blair.sandburg  character:simon.banks  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:kikkimax  theme:secret.identity.reveal  reccer:magician113 
october 2013 by fancake
The Sentinel: A Matter of Perception by Jet
Summary: After the press conference and before Blair starts at the Academy, Jim has an epiphany. He overhears conversations at the PD where uniform cops are planning to give Blair a hard time, and he sees just how badly Blair is being shunned by his former friends and associates.

Jim decides to hold a press conference of his own to tell everyone that he’s really a sentinel and, therefore, Blair is not a fraud. Then he decides to leave town, trying to figure out what he’s going to do with his life.
Reccer's Notes: You can’t get out of the TS fandom without a little smarm and this one definitely qualifies. This is part of Jet’s The Perception series but it can be read alone. However, if you like this story, the series is HUGE and will keep you reading for a long time.
fandom:sentinel  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:jim.ellison  character:blair.sandburg  character:brother.jeremy.(sentinel)  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:jet  theme:secret.identity.reveal  reccer:magician113 
october 2013 by fancake
Marvel 616: Secrets of a Successful Marriage by valtyr
Summary: Tony Stark lives a double life; he's secretly the supervillain known as Iron Man. But his loving husband Steve has a few secrets of his own, as Tony is about to discover.
Reccer's Notes: This is an absolutely delightful secret identities fic with a great Tony POV and fantastic minor characters. Pepper is the best! CAPTAIN MARVEL. Enjoy!
fandom:marvel.comics  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:valtyr  theme:secret.identity.reveal  reccer:meretricula 
october 2013 by fancake
The Sentinel: Map of the Sentinel Heart by Scala
Summary: After Simon offers Blair a badge, Blair decides he can’t be a cop. To add authenticity to the cover story that he and Jim have parted ways, and so he can have some thinking time, Blair decides to work at an Oregon commune for a while. Just before leaving, Jim lets Blair know how he feels about him.

But all is not well. In Cascade, IA is reviewing all of Jim’s cases since he’s become a cop; they’re looking for evidence that he used his senses to illegally gather evidence. Worse yet, there are rumors that the CIA is starting to sniff around.
Reccer's Notes: Scala’s stories were among the first I read when I discovered the 852 Prospect archive. This has a lot going for it: passion, angst, danger, romance, and a nice Steven.
fandom:sentinel  pairing:blair.sandburg/jim.ellison  character:simon.banks  character:steven.ellison  length:40.000-60.000.words  creator:scala  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:first.time  theme:minor.characters  reccer:magician113 
october 2013 by fancake
Glee, Animorphs: The Transfer by rionaleonhart
Summary: Being a gay teenager in love is difficult enough even when you don't have an evil alien controlling your every move.
Reccer's Notes: Hits hard with the kind of cathartic identity stuff that Animorphs canon is perfect for.
fandom:glee  fandom:animorphs  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:rionaleonheart  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:crossovers&fusions  reccer:sailorptah  pairing:blaine.anderson/kurt.hummel 
october 2013 by fancake
DC Animated Universe: When the Bat's Away... by jij
Summary: Batman is put into a device designed to turn him into a terrifying feline killing machine. There appears to be a slight malfunction.
Reccer's Notes: A delightfully cute story. There are few things better than watching Batman try to be dignified in an undignified situation.
fandom:dc.universe  pairing:bruce.wayne/clark.kent  character:selina.kyle  character:diana.(wonder.woman)  character:j'onn.j'onzz  character:flash.(dcu)  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:jij  theme:secret.identity.reveal  reccer:sailorptah 
october 2013 by fancake
The Lord of the Rings: The Cybersex Lives of Hobbits by Fennelseed
Summary: Imagine a Middle-Earth that has the Internet. Now imagine Frodo is playing with cybersex as a way to keep his mind off young Samwise. Still with me? Good...
Reccer's Notes: Fennelseed wrote some of the classic Frodo/Sam fics from the heyday of the fandom, and The Cybersex Lives of Hobbits is one of those. It has an undoubtedly improbable premise, but as usual Fennelseed pulls it off brilliantly. The story has the perfect balance of humor, smut and angst, and the reveal of the secret identities is wonderfully done. An entertaining read that will have you as hot and bothered as poor Frodo. :)
fandom:lord.of.the.rings  pairing:frodo.baggins/sam.gamgee  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:fennelseed  theme:secret.identity.reveal  reccer:lbilover  fandom:j.r.r.tolkien.(works) 
october 2013 by fancake
The Sentinel: The Sentinel by Naomi Sandburg by DL Witherspoon
Summary: Told from Naomi’s POV, we learn her thoughts and motivations during the episode “The Sentinel by Blair Sandburg”, where Jim’s secret is revealed.
Reccer's Notes: Fans are divided on how they view Naomi. I’m sure this will please some and displease others.
fandom:sentinel  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:naomi.sandburg  character:blair.sandburg  character:jim.ellison  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:dl_witherspoon  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:minor.characters  theme:female.characters  reccer:magician113 
october 2013 by fancake
The Sentinel: Safeguarded by Arrow aka esteefee
Summary: “Safeguarded” takes place immediately after the show ends. Jim is recovering from his gunshot wound and Blair is recovering from the devastation of the press conference. As he prepares to go to the Police Academy, he’s cleaning out the detritus of his old life and trying to figure out how to tell Jim the true reason he tanked his career. This is angsty but it’s also a love story.
Reccer's Notes: This approach—Blair’s obligations as an anthropologist to Jim as his informant—is almost never explored as a way to explain the events of the episode. Arrow uses it to great effect to resolve the guilt, anger and misunderstandings between them.
fandom:sentinel  pairing:blair.sandburg/jim.ellison  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:esteefee.(arrow)  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:first.time  reccer:magician113 
october 2013 by fancake
The Sentinel: The Ambivalent Series by Caro Dee
Summary: After the end of TSbyBS, Blair accepts the badge offer and goes to the academy, but Jim disappears. Not without a trace, though; he’s left a note to let Blair know that he’s simply tired of being the superhero and wants to get away from it all. But Blair can’t let go yet.
Reccer's Notes: It’s canon that Jim’s sentinel secret is revealed, but it happens during the very last episode. There's a lot left unresolved, both regarding what kind of future is ahead and what will happen to the friendship. As a result, there have been dozens, perhaps hundreds of stories that focus on the ramifications of the reveal. Caro’s interpretation is not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s a much less-traveled path that is certainly credible.
fandom:sentinel  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:blair.sandburg  character:jim.ellison  character:simon.banks  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:caro_dee  theme:secret.identity.reveal  reccer:magician113 
october 2013 by fancake

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