thatdamneddame + rec   35

Long-Term - idiopathicsmile - Good Omens (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Take, for instance, the couple she’s consulting with this afternoon, for their upcoming October ceremony. Seemingly mismatched in every respect. The plump, fair-haired one looks like a parody of an absent-minded professor, as sketched by someone who didn’t bother to do much actual research; his clothes are so outdated it teeters on costume. He’s wearing a bow tie, and not in that reinvented hipster way. This is a bow tie unacquainted with the cycles of fashion, a bow tie that has never heard the word irony.

His partner is a rangy, black-clad ginger in snakeskin boots. He has the look of a hungover rocker about him, and would somehow, even without the sunglasses he has fully committed to wearing indoors on a cloudy afternoon. He’s sprawled almost defiantly in his chair and keeps throwing dubious glances around Dr. Blackwell’s office, as though expecting a lightning bolt to strike him down for merely daring to be within spitting distance of a church.

goodomens  aziraphale/crowley  establishedrelationship  1-5k  outsidePOV  favorite  rec  cute  yesplease  author:idiopathicsmile 
6 weeks ago by thatdamneddame
And Baby Makes Eight - ladyflowdi - Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Jim’s never really been around babies, so it takes him a while to get past the unbelievable shock every time Skon does anything. Until now, Jim’s been under the completely erroneous assumption that babies are just tiny wrapped bundles in their mom’s arms until they become mobile. He hadn’t accounted for a nine-month-old to have a personality, to be a person, even if it’s a little one.

author:ladyflowdi  kirk/mccoy  kidfic  adorable  establishedrelationship  ficlet  1-5k  startrek  yesplease  rec 
6 weeks ago by thatdamneddame
Bucky Barnes Is Five Eleven, and Other Lies He Tells Supervillains - AggressiveWhenStartled - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
Sam Wilson trudged back into the house, dripping with sweat, stumbling out of his running shoes and stripping his shirt off as he went. He made it to the kitchen and pulled a carton of orange juice out of the fridge, got the cap off, and almost wore it instead when Bucky Fucking Barnes smacked him upside the back of the head.

“Use a glass, the rest of us gotta drink that,” Barnes complained, sliding a tumbler across the counter at him. “I don’t want your germs.”

Sam looked Barnes in the eye, raised the OJ, and took a healthy swig.

(This. Is. Delightful.)
gen  captainamerica  cap2  mcu  steve/bucky  buckyfic  sam&bucky  friendship  author:aggressivewhenstartled  yesplease  favorite  rec 
august 2018 by thatdamneddame
these strange creatures - anonymousAlchemist - The Adventure Zone (Podcast) [Archive of Our Own]
“You know, meditation? Isn’t that, uh, one of your elf things??” Barry finally looks up from his book, barest hint of a wrinkle in his forehead. Taako shakes his head. “Never heard of it, homeslice. Musta skipped that day at elf practice.” Barry laughs. “Elf practice, sure.” [1. Thoroughly enjoyable 2. Fricken interesting concept and world building re:elves. Into it]
taz  gen  author:anonymousalchemist  favorite  rec 
may 2018 by thatdamneddame
supernovas - LadyCharity - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) [Archive of Our Own]
It is easy to be brave and join the Rebellion when the Empire takes everything away from you. Defecting from the Empire was not an easy choice for Bodhi.

In which Bodhi Rook struggles to put the cause of something greater before everything he has ever held dear.

[Jfc this was beautiful and perfect and it hurt and I'm going to read it again and again]
rogueone  starwars  gen  rec  favorite  feelings  author:ladycharity 
january 2017 by thatdamneddame
More Than That - joosetta - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
This is a story about two 52 year old men who refuse to age gracefully.

[Utterly delightful. I finished it and then immediately reread. Does the impossible of being fun, in character, and works with that stupid epilogue. A must read]
Harry/Draco  Author:Joosetta  futurefic  canon  favorite  rec  gettogether  yesplease  harrypotter 
june 2016 by thatdamneddame
Don't think twice, it's all right - heydoeydoey - Marvel Avengers Movies Universe, The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
They have rules for a reason, boundaries they can't cross, especially in the field and Clint can't really complain considering he did help write the rules.

[sequel to "there are no fences facing"]
clint/coulson  avengers  author:heydoeydoey  favorite  rec  establishedrelationship  1-5k 
november 2015 by thatdamneddame
Sparked Up Like a Book of Matches - Sena - Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Steve lives in Stark Tower and doesn't have much to do when he's not going after Hydra strongholds. He attends charity events to make Pepper happy. He goes hiking with Sam. He hangs out with Clint in Bed-Stuy and watches Dog Cops. Sometimes Tony gives him super alcohol in a sippy cup. Sometimes he sees Bucky out of the corner of his eye and wonders if it's real or if he's starting to lose his mind.

Alternately, the one with terrible jokes, a foot chase through the Lower East Side, and a tiny little robot named Shitcan.

{Clint says, "What do you call a dog with iron balls and no hind legs?"

Sam says, "Please don't tell me."

Clint says, "Sparky!" and the tears of laughter are evident in his voice. "Because his iron balls are dragging on the sidewalk. Get it? Sparky!"

Sam says, "All of you need Jesus."

aka perfect fic is perfect. the right amount of fucked up-ness, snark, humor, and love]
avengers  captainamerica  steve/bucky  favorite  rec  gettogether  postmovie  20-50k  author:sena 
june 2015 by thatdamneddame
ain't it fun - Chapter 1 - magneticwave - Arrow (TV 2012) [Archive of Our Own]
Working for Oliver Queen can be mostly summed up as a series of lessons for Felicity on how to keep her cool in situations she is completely unequipped to handle. Thanks for nothing, MIT.

(This fic is delightful and funny and perfect and features a Farscape night so I'm sort of dead and nothing will ever be okay again. Everyone should read this fic all day and forever)
arrow  author:magneticwave  canon  favorite  rec  yesplease 
january 2015 by thatdamneddame
tin soldiers - Chapter 1 - idrilka - Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
In his 2009 book on Captain America comic books, war photography, and American propaganda, Everett claims: “There is nothing to suggest that either the graphic novels issued during the war or the photographs taken during Rogers’ stay with the Howling Commandos can serve as a basis for a queer reading of Rogers and Barnes’ relationship. But even more importantly, there is nothing to suggest that such a relationship ever existed in the first place, and as such, those queer readings are not only misguided, but also libelous” (197).

[from: Lynn E. Anderson, Captain America: Behind the Mask. Steve Rogers and the Contemporary Hero Narrative (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), p. 242.]

In the aftermath of Steve's return to the world of the living and the battle of New York, the academia and the Internet react.

(fucking amazing. I loved every second of it. well thought out, well written, and I kept thinking it was real life. sadly captain america remains a fictional character. wahhh)
avengers  steve/bucky  cap2  captainamerica  outsidePOV  rec  longfic  yesplease  meta  author:idrilka 
august 2014 by thatdamneddame
Hollow and Honeycomb - antistar_e (kaikamahine) - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Several years before Sam was born, a Supreme Court ruling decided that those who carried and visibly expressed a hereditary winged trait could not be mutilated, amputated, or otherwise altered without their consent, nor could they be discriminated against for housing, employment, etc. based on their possession of wings.

The world that Sam grows up in is one that remembers when it had been different. [Wing!fic AU.]

(Man, of this keeps up I'm going to have to rethink my position on wingfic. Really lovely world and character building and San centric to boot)
gen  captainamerica  wingfic  author:antistar_e  rec 
july 2014 by thatdamneddame
I Used to Live Alone Before I Knew You - etothepii (Stochastical) - Sherlock (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Where Mycroft is an angel, Sherlock is a demon, and John is still John.

[I highly doubt I'll ever be able to find another Good Omens au fic as good as this one]
author:etothepii  sherlock  sherlock/john  gettogether  gen  goodomens!au  !au  fusion  rec 
january 2014 by thatdamneddame
Step 1: Enlist in Starfleet. Step 2: ????? Step 3: Profit. - hellostarling - Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Jim spends three years at the Academy, and he totally manages it all by himself. Well, Bones helps a little. Or a lot. Maybe. This is Jim's Starfleet education and all that entails: the ups, the downs, the prank wars, the winter vacations, and the awkward boners.
kirk/mccoy  startrek  author:hellostarling  academyera  slowbuild  fluffy  favorite  rec  adorable 
december 2013 by thatdamneddame
Switch - Chapter 1 - Ceres_Libera - Star Trek 2009 [Archive of Our Own]
The life and times of Leonard H. McCoy MD/PhD … If Leonard McCoy's life could get any fucking weirder, it would be … Jesus, he didn't even want to think what that could possibly mean, because it's already been too fucking weird to make any kind of rational sense. A Starfleet Academy story, set in the ST:XI universe.

[a must read, but you need to set a whole fucking day aside for this. seriously. worth it though]
kirk/mccoy  startrek  academyera  canon  favorite  rec  50k+  200+k 
november 2013 by thatdamneddame
Halo - paxlux - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
The timeline starts in a fall of glass. There’s a staggering loss of gravity as Tony stares up at the suddenly blue sky.

[def not my pairing of choice but it was just so fucking well written, with all of these great themes and word choices carrying through the entire piece that it doesn't even matter. good writing is good writing, and this shit got me believing]
avengers  loki/tony  author:paxlux  yesplease  moody  rec 
november 2013 by thatdamneddame
As It Is Written - hoosierbitch - Marvel (Movies), The Avengers (2012), Marvel [Archive of Our Own]
" The only thing Clint’s ever wanted more than he’s wanted words is Phil Coulson, whose name he cannot spell."

[one of the most beautiful things I have ever read. It makes me ache every time I read it, and every time I read it I want to read nothing else. part of a series which is just as good, but this first part will always be my true love]
author:hoosierbitch  avengers  clint/coulson  preslash  favorite  rec  beautiful  moody  canon!au  !au 
november 2013 by thatdamneddame
Fundamental Imperfection - Starlingthefool - Merlin (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
In which an argument about Dickens leads to a Twitter scandal, broken bones, midnight conversations, and transatlantic longing.

(Or, an AU with Arthur and Merlin as moderately famous authors.)
merlin  arthur/merlin  favorite  rec  author:starlingthefool  gettogether 
october 2013 by thatdamneddame
Jeffrey Nullier's "Man With Fedora" - Chapter 1 - copperbadge - White Collar [Archive of Our Own]
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...
rec  whitecollar  gen  author:copperbadge 
october 2013 by thatdamneddame
How to Lose a Super Soldier in One Easy Step - and_backagain, jibrailis - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
Rogers jerks backwards, shock registering on his face, and Tony thinks, welcome back to the land of the living, Cap, looks like you're sticking around.

Or, a Pushing Daisies AU.
avengers  steve/tony  author:and_backagain  author:jibrailis  !au  pushingdaisies!au  beautiful  rec 
october 2013 by thatdamneddame
Winner Takes It All, Or: Five People Who Wondered and One Who Didn't Have to - lavvyan - The Avengers (2012), Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
Tony can't figure out if Clint and Agent are married or not, so he does the next logical thing: he starts a betting pool.

[realtionship status a secret, outside POV, and natasha being a wonderful human being. seriously, it's like this fic was written for me]
avengers  clint/coulson  author:lavvyan  establishedrelationship  outsidePOV  domestic  favorite  rec  5times  1-5k 
october 2013 by thatdamneddame
Working Nine To Five - chaletian - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
Clint has been stealing the office doughnuts. Everyone knows why.

[this fic is hilarious and adorable and if you don't have a smile on your face after reading this then you seriously might need to see a doctor]
avengers  clint/coulson  author:chaletian  !au  office!au  gettogether  crack  hilarious  rec 
october 2013 by thatdamneddame
A Week in the Life of Highly Respected SHIELD Agent Phil Coulson - boombangbing - Captain America (2011), Iron Man (Movies), The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
Phil would just like to state for the record that this was all Tony Stark's fault. (Seven increasingly chaotic days in the life of Phil Coulson.)

[this is the fic that made me realize that phil coulson is a wonderful and perfect human being. it's sad to think there was a time I didn't understand that]
avengers  gen  author:boombangbing  yesplease  rec 
october 2013 by thatdamneddame
lazulisong: [fic] [star trek] [gen] Graduate Vulcan for Fun and Profit [1/2]
It really does take a village to raise a Jim.

[kirk is secretly amazing at vulcan. a story about kirk and his childhood mentor. beautiful and funny. seriously, if you haven't read this fic then you're not living life fully]
startrek  gen  author:lazulisong  favorite  rec  outsidePOV 
october 2013 by thatdamneddame
where i lay my hat - romancandles - Star Trek (2009) [Archive of Our Own]
If Bones wants to spend a ridiculous amount of his own salary keeping an empty apartment, then by all means.
author:romancandles  kirk/mccoy  startrek  favorite  rec  domestic 
october 2013 by thatdamneddame
on what crumpled sheets - minarchy - The Avengers (2012), Thor (2011), Iron Man (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
And now Clint is lying on the end of the motel bed on mustard sheets that fray at the edges and in patches across the middle like gentle scars with his legs hanging off the end, and his position really isn’t good for his back and he can feel his spine complaining already at the unwanted curvature but he cannot move because then he’ll have to face the fact that he feels like he is drowning.

[my all time favorite c/c fic. seriously, more people need to read this. it is wayyyyy underappreciated and that is just plain wrong]
avengers  clint/coulson  author:minarchy  favorite  rec  establishedrelationship  1-5k  sexayyy 
october 2013 by thatdamneddame
These are Our Friends and These are Our Foes (You’re the One I Love Most) - Perpetual Motion (perpetfic) - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
A day in the life of Phil and Clint, with a mission gone wrong and work still to do as it unfolds.

[clint kicks a dude in the balls; sitwell keeps on missing his anniversary; crazyfox anderson cooper; hulk just wants to catch some pretty rocket bird friends. what more could a girl want?]
avengers  clint/coulson  author:perpetfic  establishedrelationship  favorite  rec 
october 2013 by thatdamneddame
Hide Of A Life War - Etharei - Teen Wolf (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
“We have received confirmation that there is a hostage situation in progress at a warehouse compound two hours out of Los Angeles, following a multiple-vehicle pileup on Highway 101 this morning...”

The one in which Stiles has lived to (legal) adulthood and, along the way, become a bit of a badass himself.
derek/stiles  teenwolf  author:etharei  feelings  badass!stiles  nearfuture  postcanon  favorite  rec 
september 2013 by thatdamneddame
Limited Release - Chapter 1 - rageprufrock - X-Men: First Class (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
When Alex Summers broke out of supermax to rescue his stupid kid brother, he had no idea it was going to be so fucking complicated.
author:rageprufrock  xmfc  charles/erik  cop!au  whitecollar!au  fusion  favorite  rec  establishedrelationship  50k+  !au 
september 2013 by thatdamneddame
Asunder - rageprufrock - Supernatural [Archive of Our Own]
Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. (Matthew 19:6)
author:rageprufrock  favorite  gettogether  modern!au  supernatural  dean/castiel  rec  !au 
september 2013 by thatdamneddame
Drastically Redefining Protocol - rageprufrock
In which Prince Arthur meets Merlin and all hell promptly breaks lose.
author:rageprufrock  merlin  arthur/merlin  favorite  rec  series  modern!au  !au 
september 2013 by thatdamneddame
Relief - infiniteeight
Being dumped is nothing new to Clint. Sure, this one was bad, but it's pretty much in line with his life lately. He knows what comes next: drown his sorrows, pick himself up, meet someone new, repeat. Except someone interrupts the "drown his sorrows" step.
clint/coulson  author:infiniteeight  hawkguy  comicscrossover  favorite  gettogether  rec 
september 2013 by thatdamneddame
I Trust You to Kill Me - ghostrunner
Most people find Specialist Barton so annoying as to be impossible to work with. He's been bounced off so many black ops teams it's probably a record.

Agent Coulson is made of sterner stuff.
avengers  clint/coulson  favorite  author:ghostrunner  rec  establishedrelationship 
september 2013 by thatdamneddame
Reconstruction Site - disco_vendetta (brinn) - Pacific Rim (2013) [Archive of Our Own]
One day he looks up from the scaffolding and realizes that he’s almost exactly at Jaeger height and has to wrap his hand tight against the metal to keep from stepping out into the air. Not because he wants to kill himself or anything, just because for a split second his mind felt that old equilibrium and he just knew he should be able to, should be able to walk straight across the valley in front of him and out into the sea and on forever until he finds whatever’s next.
pacificrim  author:disco_vendetta(brinn)  yesplease  favorite  raleigh/mako  postmovie  rec 
september 2013 by thatdamneddame

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