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taking everyone for a ride - Nonymos
Things Eddie Brock flirts with on a regular basis: death, insanity, his ex, his ex’s new boyfriend, and also the alien symbiote that lives inside his body. Not bad for a loser with no game, really.

I love everyone in this fic but most especially I love Dan?
'fanfic  ^delightful  -venom  $multi  $poly  +anne/dan/eddie/venom  :40k-100k  @nonymos 
9 hours ago
peace for our time - snowdarkred
The first time Pansy saw Harry Potter after the war ― saw her in person, not just in the rags that called themselves newspapers these days ― was at Olixea Kildare's Atholl House for the Tragically Orphaned Charity Gala, and Potter was wearing the exact wrong thing.
I want a zillion more words of this AU and I definitely want it to be Harry/Pansy femslash but it's delightful just as is too
'fanfic  ^excellent  -harrypotter  *pansy  *harry  :2k-10k  @snowdarkred  $gen  "rule63 
yesterday
A Captain and a Cause - rhymer23
“Daerion was dangling upside-down from an apple tree when the King came for the first time to Minas Tirith.” Thorongil touched many lives when he served in Gondor, more than at first he knew. This is a story of Aragorn in Gondor, seen through the eyes of a young boy from Minas Tirith.

Okay I ended up caring entirely to much about the pov oc character
'fanfic  -lotr  "outsidepov  *oc  *aragorn  ^feelings  :10k-20k  $gen  @rhymer23 
3 days ago
Voices at the Door - rhymer23
Bilbo spent nineteen years in Rivendell, as both he and the world changed. This is those nineteen years charted in scenes between Bilbo and Aragorn, plus occasional letters that remained unsent.

Oh no, I never expected to have such feelings about Bilbo!
'fanfic  -lotr  ^bittersweet  :10k-20k  @rhymer23  $gen  *bilbo  *aragorn 
3 days ago
Shirrif, by Cara J. Loup
"Then why don't you stop shirriffing?" Sam says to me, and so I did, though it's easier in the telling than it is in the doing. I shouldn't have needed another body telling me what's up and what's down in the Shire, right you are. But you take one small step after another, till you wake up one Wintring morn in a damp Shirriff-house with your back stiff and your head bleared, and it's not the life you used to know no more. That's how it went with me and most other lads in our troop, none of us meaning no harm. But all this while we stuck to muttering amongst ourselves about lack of ale and vittles and such, instead of looking where the real damage lay. It didn't fit in our heads that our duties might be aught else than what we'd been learned to do as our job.
'fanfic  -lotr  *oc  ^yeah  "outsidepov  :2k-10k  *sam  *pippin  @carajloup  $gen 
3 days ago
Springs Eternal - icarus_chained
"The Spring brought to Fangorn an elf." Thranduil Oropherion, to be precise, heartsick and in need of healing, and sent to Fangorn by a son who knows him all too well.
'fanfic  *thranduil  *treebeard  :2k-10k  $gen  @icarus_chained 
7 days ago
i was raised to gather courage - notbecauseofvictories
fifteen things that would be different about lord of the rings if boromir was a woman
'fanfic  "rule63  -lotr  *boromir  :2k-10k  $gen  @notbecauseofvictories 
7 days ago
Smoke & Mirrors - Lialathuveril
Éomer, King of Rohan, has had many losses in his life; of his family only his sister Éowyn survived the Ring War. In the future, he decides, he will guard his heart better and thus avoid further hurt. However, he also needs to find a wife. Luckily there is an answer to his problem: that wonderful Gondorian invention, a marriage of convenience...

A tale of loss, love and limpets.

okay so like, I did enjoy this fic enough to read the whole thing? and to subsequently make my way through much of the ship's tag on ao3? but like, I don't love a number of things about this, especially some of how Eomer is characterized and stuff about his approach to his relationship with Lothiriel. I wanted to like it more than I really ended up liking it. (just as I have ended up liking the ship more than I actually like....any of the extant fics I've read about it.....)
'fanfic  -lotr  +eomer/lothiriel  $het  "marriageofconvenience  @lialathuveril  :40k-100k 
7 days ago
The Sealed Letter - rhymer23
An isolated farmer finds a badly wounded man in a ruined farm. Six hundred years later, a historian researching King Elessar comes across a sealed letter. What links these two events is a story long forgotten.

Love the frame story, love the outside pov, love the assumptions on why it's unreasonable to believe that the letter is actually Aragorn's because of assumptions about kingliness!
'fanfic  "epistolary  "outsidepov  *aragorn  $gen  @rhymer23  :2k-10k  ^interesting 
7 days ago
The Reins of Power - rhymer23
At twenty, Aragorn discovers that he is the hereditary captain of a people he has never met, but it will take many years and he will endure many hardships before he becomes a true leader of men.

Five chapters, each of which is a different point in Aragorn's backstory. I love watching Aragorn slowly mature into who he's capable of being over the course of the story, and especially enjoyed the first few chapters when he's younger and uncertain
'fanfic  -lotr  @rhymer23  $gen  *aragorn  :30k-40k  ^feelings 
7 days ago
On Gardens and Growing Things - rhymer23
En route to Weathertop, Aragorn tries to ease Sam's distrust of him. It doesn't go quite as planned.
'fanfic  -lotr  *aragorn  *sam  $gen  @rhymer23  :2k-10k 
8 days ago
Favourite Uncle - Ben Aaronovitch
Lies Sleeping bonus story, Waterstones Exclusive.

So as fans of the Rivers of London series will already know, Ben Aaronovitch gives Waterstones (a chain of bookstores in the UK) an exclusive short story for the first edition of each new novel.

This one is about Abigail, and fair warning it is deeply heart wrenching, and also explains so much about her. I know it certainly answers some of the questions I know many of us have had about her for a good while now.

So, for your reading pleasure: Favourite Uncle, by Ben Aaronovitch.
'fiction  -profic  -riversoflondon  *abigail  :2k-10k  $gen  "christmas 
11 days ago
If at First You Don't Succeed, Try, Try Again - Zen Cho
A hapless imugi is determined to attain the form of a full-fledged dragon and gain entry to the gates of heaven. For a long time, things don’t go well. Then, it meets a girl.
'fiction  -profic  @zencho  "dragons  $other  :2k-10k 
11 days ago
Teamwork - Sholio
Another day, another narrow escape for Peggy and Jarvis. This one is perhaps narrower than most.
'fanfic  -agentcarter  *peggy  *ana  *jarvis  :2k-10k  @sholio  $gen 
14 days ago
swear it won't take you long - ladyalysv, ladyalysv (verity)
Tyler's pretty good at not thinking about stuff. Like, professionally.
'fanfic  -hockey_rpf  +benn/seguin  :2k-10k  @verity  $dudeslash 
15 days ago
In Place And Blood. - Lanna Michaels (lannamichaels)
Tom's going to show all those purebloods what a half-blood can do.
an au where Voldemort is raised by Merope. OHHHH BOY.
'fanfic  ^creepy  -harrypotter  *voldemort  :500-2k  @lannamichaels  $gen  "au 
15 days ago
One Less, Seven More - genarti
A survivor of the barricade of the rue de la Chanvrerie, saved by a man who saves others.
'fanfic  ^feelings  -lesmiserables  *valjean  *oc  :500-2k  @genarti  *jeanne  $gen 
16 days ago
Veridicality - Sineala
When Steve is accidentally exposed to a truth serum, Tony learns that Steve has been keeping a lot of feelings hidden.
'fanfic  "truthserum  -avengers  +steve/tony  :2k-10k  @sineala  $dudeslash 
16 days ago
heard and understood - Sixthlight
Peter, for all the time that Beverley had known him, had had a terrible habit of falling into conversations where the other person was flirting with him and he was entirely oblivious to that fact.
'fanfic  -riversoflondon  +peter/thomas  +beverley/peter  $poly  $het  $dudeslash  :2k-10k  @sixthlight 
16 days ago
Fool-Proof. - Lanna Michaels (lannamichaels)
Ivan had promised his mother that he wouldn't leave the Academy.

I love Ivan so much
'fanfic  "au  -vorkosigan  *ivan  :500-2k  @lannamichaels  $gen 
16 days ago
darling it's a faded notion - varnes
The sun is too bright and Ryan’s whole body is alight with something that is eating him all the way up from the inside out, but he keeps his eyes open and he makes himself look, and he tells himself that once he finds Shane, he’ll think about it. Once he finds Shane, they’ll make a plan. Once he finds Shane, and only then, he’ll let himself have the thought he’s been swallowing down like bile since he came to: that they didn’t fall.

They were pushed.

OR: Ryan and Shane get cursed by a ghost, and now they can't be not-touching. It's ... not great.
'fanfic  -buzzfeedunsolved  +ryan/shane  :20k-30k  @varnes  $dudeslash 
16 days ago
Useful - igrockspock
To earn her place on the Falcon, Leia has to be useful, so she tries to learn everything she can.
'fanfic  ^feelings  -starwars  *leia  *han  *luke  *chewbacca  $gen  "team  :500-2k  @igrockspock 
16 days ago
Squad Goals - igrockspock
"We should take the general on a mission," Rose said. "One that's useful and not fatal."

“We have those?” Finn asked.

“Probably not fatal if well-executed,” Rose amended.

The surviving members of the Resistance decide the best way to help Leia is to take her on a recruiting mission to Rose's home world.
'fanfic  ^good  -starwars  +kaydel/poe  *rey  *rose  *finn  *leia  $gen  $het  :10k-20k  @igrockspock 
16 days ago
we can't control (watch me unfold) - Annerb
It’s a simple arrangement. Between her grueling quidditch schedule and his mysterious auror duties, Ginny and Harry find time to have spectacular sex with no strings attached. It’s incredibly uncomplicated. Except when it isn’t.

good intertwining of the plot and relationship arcs
'fanfic  -harrypotter  +ginny/harry  $het  "au  @annerb  :40k-100k 
16 days ago
Improvisation - Philomytha
For Lady Alys, it's a way to get rid of unwanted suitors. For Captain Illyan, it's a way to reduce the likelihood of usurpation plots. If there's anything more to it, neither of them have any intention of saying so.
'fanfic  -vorkosigan  "pretendrelationship  +alys/illyan  :2k-10k  @philomytha  $het 
16 days ago
Return of Hug Fortress - theorytale
After a battlefield taunt gets much more of a reaction than expected, Tony realizes that at least some of Loki's vindictiveness may be influenced by outside factors.

Since Asgard's punishments just seem to keep making Loki angrier, and it's Earth that keeps on paying the price, Tony decides to take matters into his own hands. Besides, Loki keeps showing up to talk to him, so he doesn't have much of a choice. He just wishes he knew what the Devil he was doing.


wip through chapter 7 as of last checking
'fanfic  -avengers  +pepper/tony  +loki/tony  $het  $dudeslash  "wip  @theorytale 
17 days ago
roasted squash and onions
1 delicata squash
2 onions
oil
chili powder
salt

chop the veggies, mix in the other ingredients, bake at 400F in a casserole dish till done (45 min to an hour I think?) stirring at least once partway through

amazingly delicious result

also good with a can of chickpeas mixed in, which turns it into a full meal, but honestly the chickpeas just dilute the awesomeness so if you can have a separate protein source that's the better option
[recipe-delicious]  [maindish]  [side]  from notes
17 days ago
come and talk to me (shut me up) - susiecarter
Post-BvS, pre-JL: Five conversations Diana and Lois could have had, and one time there wasn't all that much talking left to do.
'fanfic  -dcu  -wonderwoman  -diana/lois  $femslash  :2k-10k  @susiecarter  ^good 
18 days ago
fiendishly machiavellian - Philomytha
Ivan was not a fiendishly machiavellian five-year-old. But he did have a fiendishly machiavellian mother.
'fanfic  -vorkosigan  *ivan  *alys  :<500  @philomytha  $gen 
18 days ago
Avalanche Country - Sholio
Jack and Peggy are caught in an avalanche while on a mission.
'fanfic  -agentcarter  *peggy  *jack  *daniel  $gen  @sholio  :2k-10k  "team 
19 days ago
Akshaya - consumptive_sphinx
Tharkay is the only one on the Reliant who is not already tied to a position, and so he is the one chosen to harness the dragonet when it hatches.

(Or: the one where Tharkay is a reluctant aviator, and Laurence is an outcast wanderer.)

seems to be abandoned, but what does exist is amazing
'fanfic  "wip  "au  -temeraire  +laurence/tharkay  *temeraire  :2k-10k  @consumptive_sphinx  $dudeslash 
19 days ago
Someone New - stardropdream
The one where Keith and Shiro decide that pretending to be dating at Shiro's ex's sister's wedding is the best idea ever.
'fanfic  "pretendrelationship  "au  "modern  +keith/shiro  :20k-30k  @stardropdream  "wedding  $dudeslash 
19 days ago
deep as a secret nobody knows - victoria_p (musesfool)
"If Vader captures you, if he threatens to torture or kill you, you tell him you're Padmé Amidala's daughter."
'fanfic  "au  ^feelings  -starwars  *leia  *darthvader  :2k-10k  @musesfool  $gen 
19 days ago
Eight Principles of Yong - psocoptera
The pen is mightier than the sword, or how Zuko saves the day via the power of good penmanship.
'fanfic  -avatar:thelastairbender  *zuko  :2k-10k  @psocoptera  $gen 
19 days ago
an option of silence - jedusaur
The first thing he does, when everyone is dead, is listen.
'fanfic  -splendor&misery  +cargo2331/computer  $other  :500-2k  @jedusaur  ^yeah 
19 days ago
Stitch My Skin Together (Thread the Needle with Your Love) - Isagel
Written for the prompt “John allows himself to get hurt on purpose so Harold will patch him up”.
'fanfic  -personofinterest  +finch/reese  :10k-20k  @isagel  $dudeslash 
21 days ago
flourless peanut butter cookies
1 cup natural peanut butter
1 cup sugar
vanilla
pinch of salt
1 egg

Mix the first four ingredients together, then mix in the egg. Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes.

(you'll think that it's hopeless bc of the runniness of the peanut butter, but eggs do magical emulsifying things when mixed in and it totally alters the texture to the correct cookie-dough texture.)

Makes about 20ish cookies when scooped using a tea-measuring scoop.
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24 days ago
Ernesto de la Cruz vs. The Court of Public Opinion - skater_of_the_surface
The thrilling sequel to Coco that you've all been waiting for! Miguel visits ... wait for it... wait for it... A LIBRARY.

Or : Miguel probably can't prove that Ernesto is a murderer, but stupendous fuckbucket is still on the table.

ohhhh dang this fic is INCREDIBLE
'fanfic  "outsidepov  ^excellent  -coco  *ensemble  "unusualformat  :20k-30k  @skater_of_the_surface  $gen 
4 weeks ago
The Diameter of the Bomb, by Yehuda Amichai, translated by Chana Bloch
The diameter of the bomb was thirty centimeters
and the diameter of its effective range about seven meters,
with four dead and eleven wounded.
'poetry  @yehudaamichai  @chanabloch 
4 weeks ago
Work This Body - CherryIce
Maybe the real Jumanji was the friends we made along the way.

a friend of mine recommended this movie to me and after watching this vid I really want to see it!
'vid  -jumanji:welcometothejungle  $gen  @cherryice 
4 weeks ago
The Privilege of the Happy Ending by Kij Johnson
“It’s wastoures! They came through Newton and Blackhill and killed everything, and then they split into two big groups and one turned north, and the other’s coming here. I stay ahead of them and earn pennies by warning people.”

Wastoures. Perhaps you have not heard of them, you people born a thousand years after Ada and Blanche and this runner—whose name is Hardourt, though his part in this story is nearly over: his name will not matter to you, though it matters to him. In your time they are gone, but in the twelfth century, every child knew of them, and adults as well. Wastoures: scarce larger than chickens but unfeathered and wingless, snake-necked and sharp-beaked and bright-clawed, with little arms ending in daggery talons. For long years there would be no wastoures (except in memory and dread), and then a population bloom, like duckweed choking an August pond, or locusts after a dry spring, or cicadas rising from the ground each seventeenth year. For reasons unknowable, they emerged in their scores of thousands from some unknown cave or forgotten Roman mine, and seethed like floodwater or plague across the land.

I'm fascinated by the way the narrative continues to draw your attention to what might happen to the other characters Ada encounters throughout the story, and the structure of Story.
'fiction  -profic  ^interesting  ^excellent  @kijjohnson  $gen  :10k-20k 
5 weeks ago
The Murder of Count Vormontaigne - a_t_rain
The Imperial Auditors review a Time of Isolation murder case.

Note that Miles' allusion at the end isn't actually supposed to be something the reader is able to follow, though the comments also have intriguing theories
'fanfic  -vorkosigan  *miles  :2k-10k  @a_t_rain  $gen 
5 weeks ago
made myself a stranger (but you still know my name) - susiecarter
Giuanne swirled his cup of wine idly, leaning back against one gleaming marble column, and did his best to look self-important, disdainful, and a little bit bored.

It wasn't difficult.

At least not until Aurelio arrived. But then it had been that way for weeks, months. Giuanne had lost all hope of mastering himself in that regard. Because Aurelio had no idea Giuanne was using him and always had been, cold and clear-eyed and deliberate; and he had no idea Giuanne was in love with him; and Giuanne could speak of neither, even as it sickened him with hot helpless guilt to hold his silence.
'fiction  -originalfic  @susiecarter  $dudeslash  :2k-10k 
5 weeks ago
family talk By Laura Theis
who has a mother?

I say, all babies
but also: boards, ships, lodes, vinegar, sourdough
'poetry  @lauratheis 
5 weeks ago
The Little Gods - Jamie Wahls
“But if other parents choose it and you don't, how will your daughter be able to compete?”

It always came down to that, didn't it? That cutthroat, cannibal, race-to-the-bottom mentality, where Any Good Parent would keep up with the joneses, or risk their children sinking into obsolescence and the underclass.

“All right,” said Maria, gruffly. “Give her the robot arms.”
'fiction  -profic  $gen  :500-2k  @jamiewahls 
5 weeks ago
revelry - WerewolvesAreReal
Little suddenly turns away and throws himself down on the couch where Laurence previously sat, drunkenness making him stumble a little. He leans heavily against Tharkay, who doesn't mind, and tosses Granby a jaunty salute. “Now you must kiss him, John. I know how long you have wanted to; you will always regret it if you do not."
'fanfic  -temeraire  +granby/laurence/little/tharkay  $dudeslash  $poly  :2k-10k  @werewolvesarereal 
5 weeks ago
Judith and her Maidservant - Siria
Later, Dora would think back on it and realise that clinically speaking, she had died.
'fanfic  -venom  *dora  :500-2k  @siria  $gen 
5 weeks ago
Manufactured Softness - Spork_in_the_Road
One second, Hermione is running through the Forbidden Forest with Death Eaters hot on her heels because Voldemort may be dead, but the fight isn’t over yet. And then she’s out of the woods, and there is Hogwarts: silent, beautiful against a night sky, and strangely whole. There is no fighting. There is no army. There is only the golden glow of the lit windows reflected in the lake and the crispness of Autumn air.

This is not her Hogwarts.

possibly ending as is, possibly to be continued
'fanfic  -harrypotter  "timetravel  *hermione  :2k-10k  @spork_in_the_road  $gen  "wip 
5 weeks ago
Turn, Archer, and Heed the Wild Hunt - Mhalachai
In the summer of 1983, Clint Barton goes to live with his new foster mom in the middle of nowhere, Iowa. Now he just needs to figure out how negotiate this new life... and also what's up with all the strange things happening in the night.
'fanfic  "crossover  -narnia  -avengers  *susan  *clint  $gen  "family  :20k-30k  @mhalachai  ^feelings 
6 weeks ago
Brunch on Laguna - menocchio
Dan had thought the Brock Report was great and that Eddie Brock was the coolest man in San Francisco.

He still, painfully, kind of thinks this.

love the outside pov on Eddie&Venom
'fanfic  -venom  +anne/dan  +eddie/venom  $het  $other  "outsidepov  ^lol  :500-2k  @menocchio 
6 weeks ago
a sign undoubtful of a dear england - couldaughter
“Oh, and you got a bit of coverage in the Sandford Citizen,” she added, tossing me a folded newspaper with the headline ‘NEW BLOOD LIVENS UP POLICE?’. “Don’t mind about any bad spelling, no one likes to bring it up since poor old Tim got his head knocked in for it.”

I blinked. I confess I hadn’t looked too deeply into the Sandford case when it was still happening, being somewhat distracted at the time by the deep existential malaise that affects everyone who didn’t get their projected A-levels. “Did the attacker carry a big stick?” Better safe than sorry.

“Nah,” said Doris. “Got part of the church battlements dropped on ‘im.”
'fanfic  "crossover  -hotfuzz  -riversoflondon  +peter/thomas  +danny/nicholas  :10k-20k  @couldaughter  $dudeslash 
6 weeks ago
A Question of Oaths - yunitsa
"Look," Elliot said, "I've checked - as best as I can when the nearest library is two hundred miles away - and I don't think any of this is actually legally binding? So just kneel, say the things, and we can all be on our way."

this all feels very accurate to the characters and to the tone of canon
'fanfic  -inotherlands  +elliot/luke  *serene  :500-2k  @yunitsa  $dudeslash 
6 weeks ago
Who'll Play Me In The Movie Of Our Lives - Netgirl_y2k
Amita rolled her eyes, because of course Daphne Kluger was a triple threat.
'fanfic  -oceans8  +amita/daphne  $femslash  :500-2k  @netgirl_y2k 
7 weeks ago
vagaries and vicissitudes - aud_k
When Harry is nine, Aunt Petunia takes a pair of shears to his head.

the one where Harry's hair turns red. wonderful illustrations throughout the fic.
'fanfic  -harrypotter  ^good  *harry  "hair  :2k-10k  $gen  @aud_k 
7 weeks ago
don't wanna break your heart, wanna give your heart a break - suzukiblu
“He’s traumatized from being brainwashed and imprisoned and can’t submit to an alpha with combat training without either having a panic attack or straight up trying to kill them,” Sam says bluntly. “He’s detoxing off illegal suppressants before we can put him on new ones. Dr. Cho was going to cycle off hers for him, but he burned through faster than we expected.”

“So . . . he’s in heat, and there’s nobody around he doesn’t see as a threat?” Darcy summarizes, frowning.

“Long story short, yes,” Sam confirms.

“. . . and long story long?” Darcy asks skeptically, genuinely unable to help herself.

He tells them.

“Jesus Christ!”
'fanfic  "omegaverse  -avengers  +bucky/darcy  $het  :10k-20k  @suzukiblu 
7 weeks ago
Citation Flirtation - scioscribe
Shuri's paper is refuted in a subclause of a footnote. This means war. (And somehow eventually takeout and fully-funded projects and kissing.)
^delightful  -avengers  +shuri/oc  :2k-10k  'fanfic  @scioscribe  $femslash 
8 weeks ago
Mother, Make Me - Kittendiamore
In which Hennike survives a murder attempt by the Regent and runs away with her son, Laurent, in order to protect them both. They end up in Akielos.
'fanfic  "au  -captiveprince  +damen/laurent  :10k-20k  @kittendiamore  $dudeslash  *hennike 
9 weeks ago
Asphalt, River, Mother, Child - Isabel Yap
The girl does not come to Mebuyen, so Mebuyen goes to the girl.

She is standing ankle-deep in the river, looking down, her mouth open. Mebuyen notices, as she draws closer, that the child’s calves are skinny, her cheeks chubby, and her SpongeBob Squarepants sando has a bullet-sized hole above her ribs. Mebuyen frowns as she steps into the river, waiting for the girl to speak.
'fiction  -profic  "death  ^good  @isabelyap  $gen  :2k-10k 
9 weeks ago
The World Well Lost - AnnaKnitsSpock
When Jim and Spock meet as teenagers on Tarsus IV and endure unspeakable horrors together, it seems like nothing can separate them. Until, that is, Jim is forced to burn every last trace of himself from Spock’s mind to keep him safe. Years later, Jim is still a smoldering husk, but it seems amnesia has been good to Spock. To remind him of the world they built together before the famine—and of how it ended—would be too cruel. Wouldn’t it? But when Starfleet tasks the Enterprise with hunting Kodos down, old scars will be torn open and hidden secrets will come to light, forcing Jim and Spock to reconsider everything they thought they knew about their shared history on Tarsus IV.
'fanfic  "bonding  "amnesia  "au  -startrek_aos  +kirk/spock  :40k-100k  @annaknitsspock  $dudeslash 
9 weeks ago
A Wild Call and a Clear Call - Oko (tucuxi)
Hiram Kalloway joined the naval service at the late age of thirteen, his mother having insisted on him remaining home until that age in order to gain some additional polish.

Over the years, Hiram gained a reputation for being an odd, bookish sort, but a fair enough captain who fought like a devil and read the sea like a lover, and kept to himself for the most part. Hiram knew he had a good reputation, as these things went, but also rather a peculiar one. He swam, because he liked it, which was considered very odd, and he did not eat jellied desserts, because he did not like them. He detested any number of naval practices that were standard on other ships, and turned a blind eye to others, and as a result he had been called an odd duck more than once.

And that was all fine, until he met Isaac Upton, a ship's master with a sharp tongue and a sharper temper, a man who seemed willing to castigate any and all members of the Admiralty who were inclined to cheat his captain, regardless of their power or influence.
'fiction  -originalfic  @tucuxi  $dudeslash  :10k-20k  "sailing 
9 weeks ago
The Ghost of Ryan Present - Siria
"Great news!" Ryan said, grinning ear to ear. "I'm dead!"
'fanfic  -buzzfeedunsolved  +ryan/shane  $dudeslash  @siria 
9 weeks ago
Dream - gwyn
Here's the first of the two vids I made with collaboration for the final Vividcon. It's basically my love letter to the con, to vidding, and to fandom.
'vid  -multifandom  @gwyn  $gen 
9 weeks ago
Antediluvia - zeitgeistic (faire_weather)
Everyone always forgets about the Merpeople. So did Harry until the day his, Lee’s, and Hermione’s Portkeys land at Reagan National Airport’s Arrivals dais. He’s just had to leave a job he loves and pack his entire life—literally—into his luggage. Then Malfoy and his subplots arrive, and suddenly, saving the world again, one Mermaid at a time, sounds like the perfect excuse to do something he’s always wanted.

mostly enjoyable, but I was weirded out by how casually the main characters took the deaths of 800 innocent cruise ship passengers
'fanfic  -harrypotter  "mermaid  +draco/harry  :40k-100k  @faire_weather  $dudeslash 
9 weeks ago
My Kingdom Is As Great - TardisIsTheOnlyWayToTravel
Toby Williams is a wizard. With that revelation, Sarah is plunged back into the world of magic.

series consists of:
I carry the crown
bow my head to no one
far away on the other side
'fanfic  "crossover  -labyrinth  -harrypotter  +jareth/sarah  *toby  *harry  *neville  :40k-100k  @tardisistheonlywaytotravel  ^interesting  $het 
9 weeks ago
Getting to Know You - miss_pryss
They’d saved the country, dammit. They deserved some fucking fun, and they were too lame to have any.

“That’s it,” Matt said, making a decision. “We’re going to do this, McClane. No excuses. We are too awesome to be so boring.”
'fanfic  -diehard  +john/matt  :10k-20k  $dudeslash  @miss_pryss 
9 weeks ago
Heels Over Head - MoreThanSlightly (cadignan)
Allura carries Shiro's consciousness within herself while she transfers it from the Black Lion into his body. She feels some residual effects.
'fanfic  -voltron  +allura/lance  +keith/shiro  :2k-10k  @cadignan  $het  $dudeslash  ^adorbs 
9 weeks ago
Delineation - heyitsathrowaway
Mostly Eddie has a pretty good handle on what’s him and what’s Venom.
'fanfic  -venom  +eddie/venom  $other  :2k-10k  @heyitsathrowaway 
9 weeks ago
Expectations - jedusaur
Derek is great at adapting to other people's styles. That's what makes him a good D-man. You watch what's in front of you and you stay with it. You pay attention to what other people are doing and you fit yourself in. You take on the high-pressure situations and you keep your cool and most of the time nobody notices you doing it.
'fanfic  -checkplease  *nursey  *dex  $gen  @jedusaur  :2k-10k 
9 weeks ago
I’ve Kissed You Before, but I Didn’t Do It Right (Can I Try Again) - beethechange
Ryan grabs for Shane’s banana and takes a bite out of it. In his head it was supposed to be sexy, but he realizes as he’s chewing that it might hit a little close to home. Shane must be remembering the same thing, because he blanches and looks away.

“Sorry, too soon?”

“I’m having a Pavlovian response to the flash of your teeth around a phallic object,” Shane says, “and now my balls are trying to crawl back inside my body. Something tells me that’s not what you were going for.”

“No,” Ryan agrees, still chewing.

***

After months of mooning around each other, forces (read: alcohol, nerves, gravity, tender feelings) conspire to ruin Ryan and Shane’s first night together. With a little help from their friends, dramatic training montages set to 80’s rock anthems, and the early filmography of Harrison Ford, can our heroes get things back on track?
'fanfic  -buzzfeedunsolved  +ryan/shane  :20k-30k  @beethechange  $dudeslash 
9 weeks ago
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