Citation Flirtation - Anonymous
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  @anonymous  $femslash 
3 days 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 days 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 days 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 
10 days 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 
10 days ago
The Ghost of Ryan Present - Siria
"Great news!" Ryan said, grinning ear to ear. "I'm dead!"
'fanfic  -buzzfeedunsolved  +ryan/shane  $dudeslash  @siria 
10 days 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 
10 days 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 
11 days 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 
11 days 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 
11 days 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 
11 days 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 
11 days 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 
11 days 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 
11 days ago
Ship of Theseus - Sineala
Steve's usual post-coital conversation isn't philosophy problems.
'fanfic  -avengers  +steve/tony  :2k-10k  @sineala  $dudeslash 
11 days ago
The England Suffrage Association - WerewolvesAreReal
It is very nice to have dragons on Parliament, but Perscitia has a few concerns.
'fanfic  -temeraire  *perscitia  *ladywellington  :2k-10k  @werewolvesarereal  $gen  "politics 
11 days ago
Five Careers for Five Brothers - AMarguerite
A prompt from meri47-- what careers would each Bennet sibling have, if there were five Bennet brothers instead of sisters?
all of this is fun but oh dang the Eli/Charlotte bit is INCREDIBLE I love it
'fanfic  "au  "genderfuck  -pride&prejudice  *lydia  *kitty  *mary  *jane  +charlotte/elizabeth  $het  :2k-10k  @amarguerite  ^excellent 
11 days ago
Steady As She Goes. - Lanna Michaels (lannamichaels)
Elena Bothari is eighteen years old when Tante Cordelia, no, Countess Vorkosigan tells her about her mother. They'd been talking about the plans for the trip to Beta Colony and Elena had brought up trying to find her mother. And then... and then she'd found out that everyone had lied to her for her entire life. That everyone had known where she had come from. That they'd lied to her every day they never told her. That they gave her to the man who tortured and raped her mother to raise as his daughter.

Elena doesn't want to, or even need to, hear why they'd done it. This is Barrayar. It's about honor. It's always about honor. But no one had cared about her honor.
'fanfic  "au  -vorkosigan  *elena  *gregor  :500-2k  @lannamichaels  $gen 
11 days ago
Traveling Far - astolat
Three weeks into their delightful slog across Westeros, during yet another charming day of shitting in the woods, eating half-raw squirrel, and trudging his feet bloody, the single most dour and uninteresting woman Jaime had ever met in all of Westeros stopped in the middle of a field, drew a deep breath, and said, “When I was seven, my aunt came to visit with her son. My father told me that as the daughter of the house, it was my duty to show hospitality to my guests and to be gracious to them. I wanted to make him proud. So for three weeks, I let my cousin follow me around and talk to me about spiders.”

“Spiders?” Jaime said, mildly interested. It was the most she’d volunteered in the entire time.

“He was five years old. It was all he wanted to talk about. He’d describe them to me. He’d talk about how they ate by sucking the life out of their prey alive. He’d catch them and bring them to me and want me to hold them. One of them bit me and my hand swelled to the size of a melon. He told me spiders fall into our mouths from the ceilings while we sleep.”

“He sounds truly charming,” Jaime said. “It must run in the family.”

“And in all my life,” she went on, as if he hadn’t spoken, “I’ve never, ever, met anyone as annoying as him. Until you.”
'fanfic  -gameofthrones  +brienne/jaime  $het  :20k-30k  @astolat  "au 
11 days ago
I Would I Might Forget That I Am I - susiecarter
Clark Kent woke up, ate breakfast, went to work—the same way he did every day. Ordinary.

Except for the part where Superman hadn't been seen in at least a week and nobody knew why, Lois was acting kind of weird, and Bruce Wayne was insisting that Clark was the only reporter he'd allow to run a feature on the crashed alien ship in the park, since Wayne Enterprises had been granted control of the site. And the way Clark felt every time Wayne looked at him a little too long definitely wasn't helping.

But it was fine. Clark was normal, there was nothing wrong with him, and everything was fine.
'fanfic  "amnesia  -dcu  +bruce/clark  *lois  $dudeslash  :20k-30k  @susiecarter 
16 days ago
Pushing All Your Buttons - beethechange
Ryan and Shane get stuck in an elevator at Buzzfeed HQ. There is tension. They relieve the tension. That’s it, that’s the fic.
'fanfic  -buzzfeedunsolved  +ryan/shane  :2k-10k  @beethechange  $dudeslash 
16 days ago
Contact - WerewolvesAreReal
It takes awhile for Laurence to get accustomed to aviator culture.
'fanfic  ^adorbs  "hugs  -temeraire  *laurence  :2k-10k  $gen  @werewolvesarereal 
16 days ago
remember (you deserve this) - WerewolvesAreReal
Laurence is pardoned for Temeraire's sake, but he manages to punish himself anyway.
'fanfic  -temeraire  *laurence  :2k-10k  @werewolvesarereal  $gen 
16 days ago
how much of the map (those undiscovered places) - susiecarter
Julian wakes lying on his front, with a mild but insistent headache, an uncomfortably dry throat, and a dim sense that the bed he's in is not his own. And he's right: it's Garak's.

Because he and Garak got possibly a little bit too drunk at Quark's, and then possibly also a little bit married on top of it, and there's just no way this is going to be anything but a disaster.
'fanfic  ^adorbs  "accidentalmarriage  -startrek_ds9  +bashir/garak  :2k-10k  @susiecarter  $dudeslash 
16 days ago
Learning the Language - Allemande
Julian Bashir joins the post-war effort on Cardassia Prime because it seems like the most obvious thing to do: No planet is worse off after the war, he's a doctor, and they don't have enough of those. He's learning the language, because that's what you do when you're living somewhere for an indefinite amount of time. But he soon realizes that language isn't just about vocabulary and grammar, and learns a few things about his own past along the way.
'fanfic  -startrek_ds9  +bashir/garak  :10k-20k  $dudeslash  @allemande 
16 days ago
The Trick is to Keep Breathing - AceQueenKing
She's older now, and so is he. Far older now. She wonders: will he have lost any power with his age? Will he be shorter, weaker? An old man on a ventilator?

It's hard to imagine that he won't still be dangerous. But then, that's exactly what she's counting on.
'fanfic  -starwars  *leia  *darthvader  :2k-10k  $gen  @acequeenking 
16 days ago
Hearts Drawn in Bubbles - Muccamukk
All Tony wants to do is hang out in his mom's cafe and not think about A.I.M. or Yinsen's legacy, or the suit of armour he's totally not building in his apartment. A handsome artist trying to sell his retro-futurist drawings seems like the perfect kind of distraction. Steve might be a bit odd, but he hasn't heard of Stark International, and Tony's dying to go on a normal date for once in his life. And then, of course, there's Hydra.

This is not, strictly speaking, an AU.
'fanfic  -avengers  :10k-20k  +steve/tony  @muccamukk  $dudeslash 
16 days ago
With My Feet Toward the Stars (let me remember you as you were when you existed) - kariye
At age five, Spock informs his mother that it is illogical to wish him “sweet dreams” at bedtime because Vulcans do not dream. “Oh, Spock,” she says.

the one where the enterprise becomes sentient
'fanfic  -startrek_aos  +kirk/spock  *enterprise  :30k-40k  @kariye  $dudeslash 
16 days ago
Happy Itask'haran, Mister Garak - AlphaCygni
On Cardassia, getting older is a sign of power and dignity. But Elim Garak isn't on Cardassia.

Julian knows just how to fix that.
'fanfic  $dudeslash  -startrek_ds9  +bashir/garak  :10k-20k  @alphacygni  "birthday 
16 days ago
Proof - AlphaCygni
Enabran Tain has retired, and Garak has been second-in-command of the Obsidian Order for over three years. His next assignment is the interrogation of Cardassia’s newest detainee, a Federation doctor charged with espionage.

AU in which Garak was never exiled. Set during early season 3.
'fanfic  ^excellent  ^interesting  ^feelings  -startrek_ds9  +bashir/garak  :40k-100k  @alphacygni  $dudeslash  "au 
16 days ago
The Woman Who Ran with Wolves - drekadair
Peter and Nightingale are called to the Epping Forest to investigate a potential werewolf and discover a missing woman, a family shattered by grief, and a case that hits far too close to home.
'fanfic  -riversoflondon  $gen  "werewolves  @drekadair  :10k-20k  *peter  *thomas 
16 days ago
The Price I Pay - BossToaster (ChaoticReactions)
Keith and Shiro's bond has always been unique - on Earth. It turns out that it's not so unusual for Galra, and the news sends Keith into an emotional tailspin. To make matters worse, Keith isn't the only one interested in that kind of relationship with Shiro.
'fanfic  "omegaverse  -voltron  +keith/shiro  $dudeslash  :20k-30k  @bosstoaster  # 
29 days ago
Coming Through The Noise - BossToaster (ChaoticReactions)
Shiro is in the habit of keeping things to himself. He's always been private, and he prefers to keep his thoughts to himself unless there's a reason to share.

He doesn't get that option anymore.

Or: Shiro got hit with truth spell magic and he might drop dead of embarrassment

Also Or: 5 times Shiro told the truth (because magic made him do it)
'fanfic  "truthserum  ^feelings  -voltron  *shiro  *keith  *lance  *hunk  *allura  *pidge  $gen  @bosstoaster 
29 days ago
Drew a Line for You - BossToaster (ChaoticReactions)
Working within the cultural norms of different planets can be difficult. The Voltron team have become adept at rolling with the punches. Having to pretend to be married to Keith is not the worst or the strangest thing Shiro has done in space.

It might be the hardest. Or, rather, hiding that he's actually in love with his best friend will be the hardest.
'fanfic  "pretendrelationship  #  -voltron  +keith/shiro  $dudeslash  :20k-30k  @bosstoaster 
29 days ago
Indian Dal Tadka / Dal Fry with Basmati Rice - Instant Pot Pressure Cooker - Piping Pot Curry
A simple yet flavorful yellow dal tempered with cumin, curry leaves and spices. This is an everyday lentil enjoyed with rice. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: instant pot lentils
Diet: Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Method: Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker
Calories: 222 kcal
Author: Piping Pot Curry
1 tbsp Ghee or Oil
1 tsp Cumin seeds (Jeera)
1 Green Chili Pepper sliced into 2 pieces or chopped
6 Curry Leaves (Kadi Patta)
1/4 tsp Asafoetida (Hing)
3 cloves Garlic
1/2 Onion finely chopped
1 Tomato finely chopped
1 cup Split Pigeon Pea (Toor dal) washed
3 cup Water
Cilantro to garnish
1/4 tsp Ground Turmeric (Haldi powder)
1/2 tsp Coriander powder (Dhaniya powder)
1/2 tsp Red Chili powder (Mirchi powder)
1 tsp Salt
For Basmati Rice
1 cup Basmati Rice
1.25 cup Water
1 tbsp Ghee or Oil (optional)
1 tsp Salt (optional)
US Customary - Metric
Start the instant pot in sauté mode and heat the oil in it. Add cumin seeds, green chili, curry leaves, garlic and asafoetida.

After the garlic turns light brown, add the chopped onions and cook for 2 minutes until the onions turn golden brown.
Add tomato and spices and cook for another 2 minutes.
Add the washed dal and water. Stir it all up. 

Place the trivet. In a bowl, add all ingredients for basmati  rice and place it on top of the trivet. Close the lid with vent in sealing position. 

Change the instant pot setting to manual or pressure cook mode at high pressure for for 5 mins. After the instant pot beeps, let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes, then release the pressure manually (5 minute NPR). 

Using tongs, carefully take out the bowl of basmati rice. Then take out the trivet. 

Garnish with cilantro and stir. Optionally, sprinkle the juice of half a lemon. Dal tadka is ready to be served.

Recipe Video
Recipe Notes
If you like thick dal, reduce the amount of water to 2.5 cups.
Don't worry if the dal does not look well mixed when you open the pot. Stir it well and it will be delicious. I understand that some people like more cooked dal, you can also increase the pressure cooking time to 7-8 minutes. That will still work for pot-in-pot basmati rice.
[recipe-totry]  [maindish] 
4 weeks ago
Field Biology of the Wee Fairies - Naomi Kritzer
When Amelia turned fourteen, everyone assured her that she’d find her fairy soon. Almost all girls did. You’d find a fairy, a beautiful little fairy, and catch her. And she’d give you a gift to let her go, and that gift was always beauty or charm or perfect hair or something else that made boys notice you. The neighbor girl, Betty, had caught her fairy when she was just nine, and so she’d never even had to go through an awkward adolescent stage; she’d been perfect and beautiful all along.

Not all fairies were equal, of course. Some of them would do a much better job for you. The First Lady Jackie Kennedy, for example, had caught the fairy queen. Or so almost everyone said. “So keep your eyes open,” Amelia’s mother told her.

“I don’t want to catch a fairy,” Amelia said. “If I did catch a fairy, I’d keep her in a jar like my mice and study her.”
'fiction  -profic  @naomikritzer  "fairies 
4 weeks ago
Joy of Books - Jo Walton
Books are the real, the constant love, the friend that's always there

For solace, and for real escape, for stories you can share,
'poetry  ^feelings  @jowalton 
4 weeks ago
Crucifixion - Jo Walton
Alone at the foot of the crucifix

Tears burning in her eyes

And sorrow like a ton of bricks

Watching while her son dies.

pov of the mother of one of the thieves crucified beside Jesus
'poetry  -bible  @jowalton 
4 weeks ago
USA, 2018 - Jo Walton
This is the way it was in Germany

As changes came inexorably worse

By increments, and creeping like a curse

"God damn those fascists? Where'd I put my key?"
'poetry  "politics  @jowalton  ^yeah 
4 weeks ago
Alien landing - Jo Walton
Dis (tance that shatters to splinters of near)
In (coming moments divided by fear)

Ter (ribble burning of ablative shields)

Gra (y as the stormclouds of flickering fields)

Tion (ting the power we need to survive)

Author's note:
This is a crude translation of an alien form of poetry/song that I made up. The idea is that the first syllable would be sung suspended under the rest of the line by one voice, while another sings the rest. Each stanza consists of one word made up of the first syllables in each line -- I've gone with the spelling of the main word, which is a little odd when it means "shimmering" starts with "ti" but there you go. This poem describes crashlanding a ship made for space on a planet with an atmosphere.
'poetry  ^interesting  "aliens  @jowalton 
4 weeks ago
A Fine Italian Hand - Jo Walton
John Argentine, magician, is doctor to dead princes,

Trained, like the best, in Padua, his fine Italian hand

Kept in a silver box, it writes in delicate italics

Copying his magic texts and shaking on the sand.

author's note:
(If I say it's all true, you won't believe me. But -- well, I was reading Frank Klaasen's The Transformation of Magic, and John Argentine was discussed, and there was a summary of his career -- Padua, Princes in Tower, Prince Arthur, Provost of King's College Cambridge -- and then in the next paragraph it said he had a fine Italian hand. It's more than anyone could bear not to write a poem about a fine Italian hand!)
'poetry  -history  *johnargentine  @jowalton 
4 weeks ago
Ovid in Exile - Jo Walton
Where are the eagles and trumpets?

Where are the thighs of Corinna?

These Geats(1) are all hairy and warlike

And drink while demanding their dinner!
'poetry  @jowalton  -history  *ovid 
4 weeks ago
Thought in the dentist's chair - Jo Walton
Who could possibly believe in intelligent design

While actually living in a body?

This miracle of hodge-podge cludges,

Amazing it works at all!
'poetry  @jowalton 
4 weeks ago
Just a moment - Jo Walton
Where were we where the twisted trees

Arched open, and we were in the light,

Suddenly, blinking? It must have been afternoon

And it was Italy because the pillars 

Led down to an archway, framing a statue.
'poetry  @jowalton 
4 weeks ago
The Shell - Jo Walton
Patriotism did not survive being gassed in the trenches.

It is a shellshocked zombie,

Lurching forward, hand on heart, muttering

"Dulce est" but can't remember what.
'poetry  "politics  @jowalton 
4 weeks ago
Twelve Missing Scenes From the Life of the Virgin - Jo Walton

They never show her washing diapers.

Made man, made flesh, includes digestion.

Mary gently changing His diaper would make a great picture.

Motherhood isn't only the moment when the angel calls.
'poetry  -bible  *mary  @jowalton  ^feelings 
4 weeks ago
we've got some work to do - thingswithwings
The prompt was "Parker from Leverage meets Debbie and Lou," which I loved.

Parker interviews candidates for Leverage International.
'fanfic  "crossover  -leverage  -oceans8  *debbie  *lou  *parker  :2k-10k  $gen  @thingswithwings 
4 weeks ago
Caramelization - MoreThanSlightly (cadignan)
He takes Keith by the elbow. “Are you alright?"

In answer, Keith sort of... folds into him. Melts. Collapses. Shiro finds himself supporting all of Keith’s weight, catching him under his arms. “Mmm," Keith says, his head lolling against Shiro’s chest. “Yeah."
'fanfic  "food  -voltron  +keith/shiro  $dudeslash  @cadignan  :2k-10k 
4 weeks ago
The Secret to a Successful Marriage - stepquietly
“So let me get this straight,” Captain Holt says, enunciating each word specifically in the way that Amy’s come to interpret as annoyance. “You went on a simple reconnaissance mission to M4P-069, but instead of bringing back their strange, inedible version of corn, you decided instead to partake in a local ceremony and marry each other.”
'fanfic  "crossover  -sga  -brooklyn99  +amy/rosa  $femslash  "marriage  :2k-10k  @stepquietly 
4 weeks ago
A Local History - enjambament
Ryan is a real estate agent that specialises in haunted property. Shane's new to town and looking to buy. There's a lot of over thinking, Steven Lim is not impressed with poor communication skills, some mysterious recurring dreams, a beach trip, bed-sharing and the boys getting locked in a room by a ghost. Or the wind. Depending on who you ask.

this fic was very charming BUT ALSO the fact that it is a story about the house-buying process means that I was reminded a little too much of the stress and frustratings of 2017's grinding house-buying process
'fanfic  -buzzfeedunsolved  +ryan/shane  :20k-30k  @enjambament  $dudeslash  "au  "realestate 
4 weeks ago
You'll know who I am by the songs that I sing - Anonymous
Martha is stuck reliving the same day over and over. In a world without consequences, she does exactly what she wants to do.
'fanfic  -doctorwho  *martha  $gen  :500-2k  @anonymous  "timeloop 
5 weeks ago
Schrodinger's Wedding - Sixthlight
If a marriage takes place but neither of the parties involved knows it’s real, is anybody really married? Unfortunately for Peter and Nightingale, the answer according to the Registry Office is yes.

All they have to do is get divorced. It’s the twenty-first century. How hard can it be?
'fanfic  -riversoflondon  +peter/thomas  :10k-20k  @sixthlight  $dudeslash  "accidentalmarriage 
5 weeks ago
Personal Motivations - Sixthlight
When Abigail Kamara gets hired for a new and interesting hacking job, the last person she expects to see is her cousin Peter, until last year a detective in the Metropolitan Police Service. Peter’s putting together a team - but the job turns out to be twistier than either he or Abigail realise…
'fanfic  -riversoflondon  *abigail  +beverley/peter/thomas  *lesley  *caroline  :40k-100k  @sixthlight  $gen  $poly  $multi  "au 
5 weeks ago
A Region Of Space - respoftw
A cube is a region of space formed by six identical square faces joined along their edges.

It's also the region of space that John and his team are currently trapped in.
'fanfic  -sga  +john/rodney  *teyla  *ronon  :10k-20k  @respoftw  $dudeslash 
5 weeks ago
Shibboleths - zeitgeistic (faire_weather)
Muggle Immersion co-Professor Harry Potter spends his days hanging with his son, reading to his "dog," teaching magical kids about the internet with his cousin Dudley, and irritating Snape’s portrait. He’s understandably annoyed when his cosy life is interrupted by the Headmistress hiring on Draco Malfoy to be Hogwarts’ new Ancient Magical Cultures and Spellcasting professor. But then the explosion happens, and it turns out they'll all need Malfoy's knowledge if they want the magical world to survive.

very interesting, though I think it would have been improved from being tightened and shortened - I kept getting distracted throughout reading it because it just went on and on. The one with the lost city of Atlantis and UFOs both
'fanfic  -harrypotter  +draco/harry  +dudley/millicent  :>100k  @faire_weather  $dudeslash 
5 weeks ago
Closing Time (Vid) - Trelkez
The vid that closed VividCon. "You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here."
'vid  -multifandom  $gen  @trelkez 
6 weeks ago
Far Above Rubies - Beatrice_Otter
All in all, it was a highly eligible match and Mary was quite pleased with herself for securing it. She might wish Mr. Collins paid more attention to his scriptures and the writings of the great theologians than to the edicts of Lady Catherine, but Mary's own scholarship in that area was more than sufficient to remedy the lack.

gives Mary more credit for social astuteness than I think she earned based on the canon, but still fun
'fanfic  -pride&prejudice  +mary/mrcollins  $het  "au  :2k-10k  @beatrice_otter 
6 weeks ago
Wait For It (wait for it) - lorata
Maintaining a clandestine relationship with Granby is hard enough for Little without the war, a plague, multiple trips around the world and gossipy dragons in the mix, never mind Granby's ambiguously close friendship with William Laurence. Little does his best not to be jealous or uncertain as the years and continents separate him from his lover, but when Laurence returns from a shipwreck with his memories missing and old prejudices intact, Little finds he has something new to worry about.
'fanfic  -teenwolf  +granby/little  $dudeslash  *laurence  :2k-10k  @lorata 
6 weeks ago
if you can find a way to love me, it's all right - varnes
When Ryan was a kid, he fell into a pile of bricks. They were playing hide and seek, and he thought he had the best hiding spot: high up in a thickly lush tree, his knees drawn to his chest so that he’d blend in. But the branch broke. He hit his head and doesn’t remember much of what happened after that. When he woke up a few hours later, the sun was setting, and his friends were gone, and his parents were calling for him, their flashlights swinging across the grass. There’d been blood on his bangs.

Anyway, now he can see ghosts.

Kind of.

Look, he’s not great at it.


Or: Ryan, personally, has three lists: “NICE GHOSTS,” “GHOSTS I DON’T FUCK WITH,” and, “IDK, SPOOKY STUFF.”

I'm really charmed by this one, idk
'fanfic  -buzzfeedunsolved  +ryan/shane  :10k-20k  @varnes  $dudeslash  "ghost 
7 weeks ago
The Astrocartographer's Apprentice. - Lanna Michaels (lannamichaels)
When Miles Vorkosigan is seventeen years old, he enters Hassadar District University to become an astrocartographer like his mother before him.

'fanfic  "au  ^excellent  -vorkosigan  *miles  "science  :500-2k  @lannamichaels  $gen 
7 weeks ago
Muscles Better and Nerves More - beethechange
A certain meddling Voodoo Queen of New Orleans thinks Ryan and Shane need some new perspective on life. After an inadvisable ritual deposits Ryan in Shane’s body, and Shane in Ryan’s, the ghoulboys pursue some soul-searching and self-discovery to put things right. Sometimes in a sexy way.

oh boy reading bodyswap when you don't know the fandom is HARD WORK, you have to keep track of whose life is like what and whose body is like what and whose personality is like what when everything's all muddled together and you can't remember which name goes with which bits. But this is a fun enough bodyswap fic to have been worth the effort, even if I totally lost track in places
'fanfic  "bodyswap  -buzzfeedunsolved  +ryan/shane  :20k-30k  $dudeslash  @beethechange 
7 weeks ago
(Starts With) The Click of a Lock - Stratisphyre
“M’names Daisy Unwin, and my brother is Eggsy. He got hurt real bad. I’m at hospital, and there’s coppers here and I think they’re gonna take me away.” She scrunched up her eyes and remembered the last part. The part Eggsy made her say every night before she told him their nightly story. “Ossfords, not brogues.”



When Harry Hart responds to a phone call from a young girl, he has no idea how it will change his life.
I enjoyed the first part of the fic quite a lot, with just Harry and Daisy interacting, but in this particular context I wasn't into the Harry/Eggsy relationship at all so I stopped being as interested in this fic once Eggsy regained consciousness. Still overall a fun au though
'fanfic  "au  *daisy  +eggsy/harry  :40k-100k  @stratisphyre  $dudeslash  -kingsman 
7 weeks ago
untitled space taxes fic - unpretty
“What am I looking at?”

Lando leaned forward and laced his fingers together. “My taxes.” He paused, then gestured to Han. “Our taxes,” he corrected, with an unnecessarily rakish grin.

Leia squinted at the datapad. “Tax fraud.”

“Oh, no no no. Absolutely not. My accounting is impeccable.”
'fanfic  +han/lando  +han/leia  +lando/other  ^funny  $multi  $poly  "taxes  :500-2k  @unpretty  -starwars 
8 weeks ago
What the Body Doubts - autoeuphoric (FreezingRayne)
As far as I know, dying in a malfunctioning shuttle does not violate the treaty. But I’m not a politician.

(Seivarden finds herself in the hands of the Presger. If they even have hands.)
'fanfic  -imperialradch  $gen  ^excellent  *seivarden  *zeiat  :2k-10k  @freezingrayne 
8 weeks ago
Pair Bond - Kass
"I'm sorry," the librarian said. His voice sounded genuinely regretful. "But I can't possibly grant access to a lone electron."
'fanfic  -sga  "bonding  +john/rodney  :2k-10k  @kass  $dudeslash 
8 weeks ago
Canning proportions!
Half bushel cukes is 21 quarts dill pickles
Half bushel peaches is 23 pints
5 dozen corn is 65 cup-bags
2 recipes zucchini pickles is 7-8 pints
1 bushel tomatoes is 50-60 pints

3/4 cup sugar into the dills
Process 15 min
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8 weeks ago
pie crust
to try for pie crusts: 2:1 flour:butter ratio, to make the dough handle a little better, instead of the higher butter quantity I usually do
[recipe-totry]  [pie]  from notes
8 weeks ago
Pickled Eggs | Eggs.ca
12 hard-cooked eggs, peeled
1 cup white vinegar
1 cup water
1 tbsp granulated sugar
2 tsp pickling spice
1 tsp salt

Combine vinegar, water, sugar, pickling spices and salt in small saucepan.
Bring to boil, stirring frequently, until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain liquid through sieve or cheesecloth, if desired.
Place eggs in 4-cup (1 L) jar with lid. Pour hot liquid over eggs into each jar; Cover jar with lid.
Refrigerate for at least two days before using.

Pretty good, but not as tasty as proper Pennsylvania Dutch red beet pickled eggs. I'd been hoping that I could get away with this simpler recipe, but I think I'll need to figure out what recipe is best for the red beet eggs because that'll be worth it.
[recipe-okay]  [snack] 
8 weeks ago
Sugar - Weberina
Tears pooled in Yuuri’s eyes as he rested his forehead on his tightly clasped hands. It was the dead of night, and he was bone tired from rehearsals and performances, but still he couldn’t sleep. His body began to shake and his fingers tightened their grip as he tried to control the sobs that came in quiet gasps. He bit his lower lip to stem the flow of tears, silently praying that no one else could hear him in that tiny apartment.

Yuuri is desperate to finish his final year in Juilliard, and is offered an unconventional solution to all his problems.
'fanfic  -yurionice  +viktor/yuuri  :>100k  $dudeslash  @weberina 
8 weeks ago
nothing can breathe in space - idrilka
The truth is: what Keith wants or doesn’t want won’t bring Shiro back.

The truth is: nothing can breathe in space.

(Or: the story of how Keith and Shiro come together, come apart, and come together again.)
'fanfic  -voltron  *keith/shiro  :10k-20k  @idrilka  $dudeslash 
8 weeks ago
Good Kitty - emilyenrose
“There,” said Keith after a long moment when no one spoke. “Problem solved. Black wants Hunk.”
'fanfic  -voltron  *hunk  *blacklion  :2k-10k  @emilyenrose  $gen 
8 weeks ago
Greek Chorus - emilyenrose
"Mmf," said Shiro, catching crumbs with his robot hand, and then he chewed and swallowed and looked arrested. "Wow, that's really good." He looked around at them all and said, "Do you guys realise you're not talking when you do that?"

I don't know who anyone is or what's going on but I am charmed and this is charming!

(note: platonic team soulbond!)
'fanfic  ^adorbs  -voltron  +keith/shiro  *team  :2k-10k  "bonding  $dudeslash  @emilyenrose 
8 weeks ago
It Opens Your Chest - LullabyKnell
“Howl, for goodness’ sake!” Sophie snapped. “What is it?”

“…I can’t sleep.”

“Yes, I’ve noticed that.”

“Have you? Nothing escapes your wrinkled ears, it seems.”

Howl and Sophie are ridiculous and terrible and delightful and I love them
'fanfic  -howl'smovingcastle  +howl/sophie  $het  :500-2k  @lullabyknell 
9 weeks ago
How to Roast Eggplant Cubes - Easy Healthy Tutorial
Peel the eggplant. Cut into 1-inch cubes.

Place the eggplant pieces in a colander and sprinkle with salt, tossing the pieces with your hands as you sprinkle to make sure all the pieces are evenly coated. Allow the eggplant to stand at room temperature for 30-45 minutes till beads of liquid form on the surface. Rinse the eggplant thoroughly and pat dry.

Place a rack in the middle of your oven and preheat to 425 degrees F. Spread out the eggplant cubes on a baking sheet. Drizzle evenly with olive oil and use clean hands to toss the cubes, coating them lightly with oil.

Place the baking sheet on the middle rack of the oven. Let the eggplant roast for 10 minutes. Take the eggplant out and stir it with a spatula or wooden spoon. Return it to the oven. (Note-- if you have doubled the recipe and are roasting two batches of eggplant on two sheets, switch the sheets between racks at this point). Let it roast for 10-20 minutes longer till the eggplant is tender and some of the pieces are caramelized.

Remove the eggplant from the oven. Serve warm or at room temperature, or add it to your favorite eggplant recipe. Or, you can snack on it plain... simple, with a touch of salt. Makes a tasty finger food!
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9 weeks ago
Weighed and Measured - Kittendiamore
“Don’t read it,” Damen says, urgently, and he tries to pull Laurent back.

In Akielon and, oddly, Veretian, the wall of the cave says: What does your heart desire?

Laurent already has everything that his heart desires. Everything except- Auguste.

I love this fic and everything about the alternate world and Laurent and Damen's experiences with trying to deal with it. I do not love the open-ended ending though.
'fanfic  -captiveprince  +damen/laurent  :20k-30k  @kittendiamore  $dudeslash  *auguste 
9 weeks ago
thirst is all i know (you will be the water) - susiecarter
Damianos is being sent to the prince of Kumat, who will take him as a husband; this is among the terms of the treaty that will end the war at last. Unless, presumably, he displeases the prince and is executed, which seems to him as though it is all too likely. But perhaps they will only dislike each other a little. Perhaps the prince will find Damianos's looks to his taste, and be willing to fuck Damianos at least the necessary once. That would not be so bad.

It is too improbable to be worth contemplating, that perhaps they will each please the other very much indeed, and like each other, and be happy. Far, far too improbable. And even if by some chance it were so—too many dangers would yet remain for it to have any hope of lasting.
I love this story a lot but also I am Very Concerned about the long-term viability of their lives, their relationship, and the state of their countries, given the political situation..... I JUST WANT THEM TO BE OKAY.
'fiction  -originalfic  $dudeslash  :10k-20k  "arrangedmarriage  @susiecarter  ^feelings 
9 weeks ago
Everything Under Heaven - Anya Ow
“So you’re a chef,” the huntress said, after she’d saved the day, “and you’re out here to hunt and cook a dragon?”

“Yes?” Kee picked leaves off her muddied pants, a futile gesture.
'fiction  -profic  $gen  $femslash  :2k-10k  @anyaow  "food 
10 weeks ago
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