greensap: The Great Adventure
REC: This is such a great work. I love the bright colours and the way the different story elements flow into each other. (2017-02-26)
INFO: Coloured art of The Hobbit.
!!NEW  artist:greensap  art:technique:gouache  art:content:montage  beings:animals.horses  beings:animals.wolves  beings:dragons  beings:Gandalf  beings:dwarves  beings:hobbits  geography:myth:Middle-Earth  !meta:rec:art  posted:2010-12  recced:2017-02 
february 2017
breath-art: Bard with black arrow
REC: Another fantastic work from this artist. Highly stylised but still full of life and movement and the colours are just gorgeous. (2017-02-23)
INFO: Coloured art of Smaug and Bard at Laketown.
!!NEW  artist:breath-art  fandom:Tolkien  art:technique:digital.art  beings:dragons  geography:myth:Middle-Earth:Lake-town  !meta:rec:art  posted:2013-10  recced:2017-02 
february 2017
alarie-tano: Bilbo and the Thrush
REC: This is such a beautiful work. I love the delicate pencil work and the soft yet rich colouring. (2017-02-20)
INFO: Bilbo and thrush on the doorstep.
!!NEW  artist:alarie-tano  fandom:Tolkien  art:technique:pencils  beings:birds  beings:hobbits  geography:myth:Middle-Earth:Lonely.Mountain  !meta:rec:art  posted:2012-11  recced:2017-02 
february 2017
eaneli: Shadow of Mirkwood
REC: I love the subtle colouring and unusual perspective of this work. It makes me feel like I'm sitting in the tree tops among the black butterflies looking down on Bilbo who's contemplating climbing up. (2017-02-17)
INFO: Bilbo in Mirkwood.
!!NEW  artist:eaneli  fandom:Tolkien  art:technique:watercolours  beings:hobbits  geography:myth:Middle-Earth:Mirkwood  !meta:rec:art  posted:2010-03  recced:2017-02 
february 2017
vilva73: Glade of wolves
REC: This is such a cool work. The colouring is gorgeous and I love the unusual perspective. (2017-02-11)
INFO: Coloured art of wolves and goblins on the ground, Bilbo and Thorin & Co in the trees.
!!NEW  artist:vilva73  fandom:Tolkien  art:technique:watercolours  beings:animals.wolves  beings:dwarves  beings:hobbits  beings:goblins  geography:myth:Middle-Earth:Misty.Mountains  !meta:rec:art  posted:2010-05  recced:2017-02 
february 2017
DartGarry: The Hobbit chapter I. dwarfs song
REC: This is such a lovely take of the scene where Bilbo becomes all enchanted by the dwarves singing. I love the dreamy colouring and the neat way the round window frames everything. (2017-02-07)
INFO: Coloured art of Bilbo, Gandalf, Thorin & Co. at Bag End.
!!NEW  artist:dartgarry  fandom:Tolkien  art:technique:watercolours  beings:hobbits  beings:elves  beings:Gandalf  geography:myth:Middle-Earth:the.Shire  location:Bag.End  !meta:rec:art  posted:2011-06  recced:2017-02 
february 2017
moonytash: The Hobbit
REC: This is such a fun and charming depiction of Bilbo's front door and garden. I love the bright, clear colours and the small whimsical details. It would be a perfect frontispiece for an illustrated edition of the book. (2017-02-03)
INFO: Coloured art of Bilbo's front door.
!!NEW  artist:moonytash  fandom:Tolkien  art:technique:watercolours  geography:myth:Middle-Earth:the.Shire  location:Bag.End  !meta:rec:art  posted:2007-11  recced:2017-02 
february 2017
Miruna-Lavinia: Smaug over Esgaroth
REC: love the colours in this work. This artist really uses watercolours to their fullest advantage. (2017-01-28)
INFO: Coloured art of Smaug spewing flame over Lake-town.
(also at http://transylvanianshipper.tumblr.com/post/142077413636/smaug-over-esgaroth-by-miruna-lavinia )
!!NEW  artist:miruna-lavinia  fandom:Tolkien  art:technique:watercolours  beings:dragons  geography:myth:Middle-Earth:Lake-town  !meta:rec:art  posted:2016-04  recced:2017-01 
january 2017
ullakko: Elvish Feast in Mirkwood
REC: This is such a lovely work. It's just the way I imagine the scene would look. The darkness of the forest, the dwarves looking all haggard, the fire and all the lanterns gleaming red and gold and green, the elves singing and dancing, eating and drinking. (2017-01-25)
INFO: Coloured art of Bilbo and Thorin & Co. watching the Elves feast.
(also at http://ullathynell.tumblr.com/post/72323579197/elvish-feast-in-mirkwood-2014 )
!!NEW  artist:ullakko  fandom:Tolkien  art:technique:watercolours  art:technique:inks  beings:hobbits  beings:dwarves  beings:elves  geography:myth:Middle-Earth:Mirkwood  !meta:rec:art  posted:2014-01  recced:2017-01 
january 2017
faQy: mirkwood
REC: I love the storybook feel of this work and the warm, earthy colours. It would be so cool to have The Hobbit with illustrations in this style. (2017-01-22)
INFO: Coloured art of Bilbo and Thorin & Co. in Mirkwood.
!!NEW  artist:faqy  fandom:Tolkien  art:technique:pens  art:technique:digital.art  beings:hobbits  beings:dwarves  geography:myth:Middle-Earth:Mirkwood  !meta:rec:art  posted:2011-06  recced:2017-01 
january 2017
breath-art: fifteen birds in the trees
REC: This is a little different to this artist's usual works. The composition is more informal and the dark background echoes Russian and Japanese laquer work rather than of Western Art Deco. It's a very striking piece in any case and I love the way it mirrors the combination of danger and humour present in the book. (2017-01-18)
INFO: Coloured art of Gandalf, Bilbo, Thorin & Co., assorted goblins & wolves.
!!NEW  artist:breath-art  fandom:Tolkien  art:technique:digital.art  beings:hobbits  beings:dwarves  beings:animals.wolves  beings:Gandalf  beings:goblins  geography:myth:Middle-Earth:Misty.Mountains  !meta:rec:art  posted:2013-07  recced:2017-01 
january 2017
vilva73: Hobbit - chapter 5
REC: This is such a cool and scary work. I love the creepy lighting and the glow of Sting and the eyes of Gollum. (2017-01-14)
INFO: Coloured art of Bilbo and Gollum.
!!NEW  artist:vilva73  fandom:Tolkien  art:technique:watercolours  beings:hobbits  geography:myth:Middle-Earth:Misty.Mountains  !meta:rec:art  posted:2010-04  recced:2017-01 
january 2017
Norloth: Far Over the Misty Mountains
REC: This is such a pretty work. I love the combination of the black silhouettes and the richly coloured background. It makes it look like an illuminated glass window. (2017-01-11)
INFO: Coloured art of landscape with dwarves - illustration of the song the dwarves sang in Bilbo's home.
!!NEW  artist:norloth  fandom:Tolkien  art:technique:watercolours  art:technique:digital.art  beings:dwarves  geography:myth:Middle-Earth  !meta:rec:art  posted:2013-12  recced:2017-01 
january 2017
moonytash: Hobbit: And they all fell in
REC: This is such a fun and pretty work. I love the sunny colours, the lovely linework, and all the little details. And the faces of the dwarves are hilarious, particularly Thorin's grumpy expression. (2017-01-07)
INFO: Coloured art of Bilbo, Gandalf, Thorin, Bifor, Bofur, and Bombur.
!!NEW  artist:moonytash  fandom:Tolkien  art:technique:watercolours  beings:hobbits  beings:dwarves  beings:Gandalf  location:Bag.End  geography:myth:Middle-Earth:the.Shire  !meta:rec:art  posted:2009-02  recced:2017-01 
january 2017
DartGarry: illustration The Hobbit chapter I
REC: This is such a wonderful portrayal of Bilbo relaxing outside his door. Everything is so green and lush and Bilbo looks so content with his long pipe, sending smoke rings up into the air. It looks just the way I've always imagined the opening scene in the book. (2017-01-02)
INFO: Coloured art of Bilbo outside Bag End with Gandalf coming up the path.
!!NEW  artist:dartgarry  fandom:Tolkien  art:technique:watercolours  beings:hobbits  beings:Gandalf  geography:myth:Middle-Earth:the.Shire  location:Bag.End  !meta:rec:art  posted:2011-04  recced:2017-01 
january 2017
erzsebet-beast: Forbidden pool
REC: I love the composition and linework of this work. The way everything centers on/spirals out from the small waterfall with Gollum in the foreground and Faramir, Frodo, and Sam observing from afar. (2016-12-27)
INFO: Monochrome art of Gollum, Faramir, Frodo, and Sam.
!!NEW  artist:erzsebet-beast  fandom:Tolkien  art:technique:inks  beings:hobbits  geography:myth:Middle-Earth:Ithilien  !meta:rec:art  posted:2015-02  recced:2016-12 
january 2017
faQy: Theoden and Merry
REC: This is such a sweet work. Theoden looks like such a kind old man and I love Merry's worried expression. (2016-12-22)
INFO: Coloured art of Merry and Theoden.
!!NEW  artist:faqy  fandom:Tolkien  art:technique:watercolours  beings:hobbits  beings:animals.horses  geography:myth:Middle-Earth  !meta:rec:art  posted:2013-01  recced:2016-12 
january 2017
s-u-w-i: in the forest
REC: This is such a cool work. I love the intricate linework and subtle colouring. It's one of my favourite portrayals of Treebeard. (2016-12-18)
INFO: Treebeard with Merry & Pippin.
!!NEW  artist:s-u-w-i  fandom:Tolkien  art:technique:watercolours  art:technique:pens  beings:hobbits  beings:Treebeard  geography:myth:Middle-Earth:Fangorn  !meta:rec:art  posted:2012-11  recced:2016-12 
january 2017
SarkaSkorpikova: The Shire illustration
REC: This is such a lovely, peaceful painting of the Shire. The colour work is exquisite. (2016-12-08)
INFO: Coloured art of the Shire.
!!NEW  artist:sarkaskorpikova  fandom:Tolkien  art:technique:watercolours  art:technique:inks  geography:myth:Middle-Earth:the.Shire  !meta:rec:art  posted:2016-02  recced:2016-12 
january 2017
graemeskinner: Moonlit Wander
REC: This is one of the loveliest night time scenes I think I've ever seen. It really evokes the dreamy peacefulness of a night time wander. The way the moon almost drowns out the stars and paints everything in a multitude of blue-gray shades is just perfect. (2016-12-04)
INFO: A hobbit, possibly Frodo, walking at night in the Shire.
!!NEW  artist:graemeskinner  fandom:Tolkien  art:technique:watercolours  beings:hobbits  geography:myth:Middle-Earth:the.Shire  !meta:rec:art  posted:2010-05  recced:2016-12 
january 2017
erzsebet-beast: Edoras, Golden Hall of Rohan
REC: This is such a lovingly detailed drawing of Edoras. It feels very real. (2016-11-29)
INFO: Monochrome art of Edoras.
!!NEW  artist:erzsebet-beast  fandom:Tolkien  geography:myth:Middle-Earth:Rohan  location:Edoras  !meta:rec:art  posted:2009-05  recced:2016-11 
january 2017
EthalenSkye: Night and the Argonath
REC: This is such a cool depiction of the Pillars of the Kings. I love the nighttime lighting. (2016-11-26)
INFO: The Gates of Argonath.
!!NEW  artist:ethalenskye  fandom:Tolkien  art:technique:pencils  geography:myth:Middle-Earth:Argonath  !meta:rec:art  posted:2007-01  recced:2016-11 
january 2017
AncaXBre: Galadriel's song
REC: I love the style of this artist with its intricacy and mix of figurative and non-figurative elements. I particularly love the autumnal colour palette in this work and the look on Galadriel's face. (2016-11-21)
INFO: Coloured art of Galadriel.
(also at http://artbyanca.tumblr.com/post/127096974054/galadriels-song-gel-pens-on-a4-arhi-design )
!!NEW  artist:ancaxbre  fandom:Tolkien  art:technique:pens  beings:elves  geography:myth:Middle-Earth:Lorien  !meta:rec:art  posted:2014-05  recced:2016-11 
january 2017
s-u-w-i: The Fellowship of the Ring
REC: This is such a fun and original work. I love the happy hobbits and grumpy Aragorn and Boromir, and the way the white-on-black somehow makes the details stand out more. (2016-11-18)
INFO: Monochrome art of the Fellowship.
(also at http://s-u-w-i.tumblr.com/post/122881305024/the-fellowship-of-the-ring-front-page-of-our-camp )
!!NEW  artist:s-u-w-i  fandom:Tolkien  art:technique:watercolours  beings:Gandalf  beings:hobbits  beings:elves  beings:dwarves  geography:myth:Middle-Earth:Misty.Mountains  !meta:rec:art  posted:2015-06  recced:2016-11 
january 2017
rysowAnia: Midgewater Marshes
REC: This is such a wonderfully atmospheric work. I particularly like the lighting. How the far-away light from Weathertop is reflected against the clouds, outlines the figures and the tree, and glimmers in the pools. (2016-11-14)
INFO: Coloured art of the Hobbits, Aragorn, and Bill the Pony.
!!NEW  artist:rysowania  fandom:Tolkien  art:technique:acrylics  beings:hobbits  beings:animals.horses  geography:myth:Middle-Earth:Midgewater.Marshes  !meta:rec:art  posted:2010-05  recced:2016-11 
january 2017
SarkaSkorpikova: Baranduin / Brandywine
REC: A beautiful work that really stirs my imagination. I particularly like the bird you see high up in the sky and the hint of what might be standing stones on the far away hilltops. (2016-11-10)
INFO: Looking over the Brandywine from the Shire towards the Old Forest with the Barrow-downs in the background.
!!NEW  artist:sarkaskorpikova  fandom:Tolkien  art:technique:watercolours  geography:myth:Middle-Earth:the.Shire  !meta:rec:art  posted:2016-07  recced:2016-11 
january 2017
Opareq: Shire - last arrangements
REC: I love the way the unusual composition of this work helps draw your eyes from the three hobbits on the left, packing their last belongings, and out through the half-open front door into the moon-lit night outside. (2016-11-07)
INFO: Coloured art of Frodo, Pippin, and Sam.
!!NEW  artist:opareq  fandom:Tolkien  art:technique:acrylics  beings:hobbits  geography:myth:Middle-Earth:the.Shire  location:Bag.End  !meta:rec:art  posted:2011-03  recced:2016-11 
january 2017
graemeskinner: Gandalf the Clay
REC: This is such a cute work. And I love the way his cloak seems to be blown open by the wind. (2016-11-03)
INFO: Sculpture of Gandalf.
!!NEW  artist:graemeskinner  fandom:Tolkien  art:technique:polymer.clay  geography:myth:Middle-Earth  !meta:rec:art  posted:2009-04  recced:2016-11  beings:Gandalf 
january 2017
zdrava: The Grey Havens
REC: This is a bit different from many of this artist's usual works. It's much more colourful for one thing and there is also less reliance on negative space. It's still just as amazing however. I'm particularly in love with the way they've created the stars. (2016-10-30)
INFO: Coloured art of Sam, Merry, and Pippin watching Frodo's ship leave Middle-Earth.
artist:zdrava  fandom:Tolkien  art:technique:digital.art  beings:hobbits  geography:myth:Middle-Earth  setting:beach/lake/ocean  !meta:rec:art  posted:2014-05  recced:2016-10 
november 2016
faQy: two hobbits...
REC: I love this watercolour sketch of the hobbits picknicking in the ruins of Isengard. This artist makes such charming and delightful work. (2016-10-25)
INFO: Coloured art of Merry and Pippin in Isengard.
artist:faqy  fandom:Tolkien  art:technique:watercolours  beings:hobbits  geography:myth:Middle-Earth  location:Isengard  !meta:rec:art  posted:2011-04  recced:2016-10 
november 2016
Norloth: Song of Gondor
REC: The poetry is such an integral part of the book I'm a little suprised there seem to be so little fanart inspired by it. I love the way this particular work combines the text of the poem with the illustration of it. It reminds me a little of mediaeval illuminated manuscripts but also of leaded glass windows. Such lovely lines and colours. (2016-10-22)
INFO: Coloured art illustrating Aragorn's song to Gondor.
artist:norloth  fandom:Tolkien  art:technique:digital.art  art:content:montage  geography:myth:Middle-Earth:Gondor  !meta:rec:art  posted:2014-06  recced:2016-10 
november 2016
eaneli: wild river
REC: I love the clarity and cleanness of this work and the way it evokes more than actually depicts the Fellowship in their little boats. (2016-10-17)
INFO: Monochrome art of the Fellowship boating down Anduin.
artist:eaneli  fandom:Tolkien  art:technique:pens  beings:hobbits  beings:elves  beings:dwarves  geography:myth:Middle-Earth  !meta:rec:art  posted:2009-08  recced:2016-10 
november 2016
breath-art: farewell Frodo
REC: Another gorgeous work from one of my favourite artists in this fandom. Their works always reward a second look, they're so full of interesting details. I particularly love the Art Deco-ish elongated verticals and rich colouring of this one. (2016-10-13)
INFO: Coloured art of Galadriel bidding the Fellowship farewell from Lorien.
artist:breath-art  fandom:Tolkien  art:technique:digital.art  beings:hobbits  beings:elves  geography:myth:Middle-Earth:Lorien  !meta:rec:art  posted:2014-03  recced:2016-10 
november 2016
Tulikoura: In the Chamber of Mazarbul
REC: This is such a wonderfully atmospheric work. I love the way the beam of light illuminates Balin's tomb and lets us glimpse vague shapes elsewhere. And the tall pillars and what looks like writing or engravings on the walls add to the feeling of age and mystery. (2016-10-09)
INFO: Monochrome art of Balin's tomb in the Chamber of Mazarbul in Moria.
artist:tulikoura  fandom:Tolkien  art:technique:pencils  art:technique:inks  location:Moria  !meta:rec:art  posted:2011-06  recced:2016-10  geography:myth:Middle-Earth 
november 2016
rysowAnia: The Ring goes South
REC: Another lovely nighttime scene but one very different from the one I recced last. This one is all hazy light and shadow, giving us a wonderfully evocative vision of the Fellowship preparing to leave Rivendell. (2016-10-05)
INFO: Coloured art of the Fellowship leaving Rivendell.
artist:rysowania  fandom:Tolkien  art:technique:oils  beings:hobbits  beings:elves  beings:dwarves  beings:Gandalf  beings:animals.horses  !meta:rec:art  posted:2016-03  recced:2016-10  location:Rivendell  geography:myth:Middle-Earth 
november 2016
ullakko: Leaving Hobbiton
REC: This artist has created some really lovely works. Their masterly hand with watercolours is clearly seen in this work. I particularly love the night sky with its myriad of stars. I also love the way they draw hobbits - they feel very true to the books. (2016-10-01)
INFO: Coloured art of Frodo, Sam, and Pippin.
(also at http://ullathynell.tumblr.com/post/26204234106/leaving-hobbiton-mixed-media-painting-image )
artist:ullakko  fandom:Tolkien  art:technique:watercolours  art:technique:inks  geography:myth:Middle-Earth:the.Shire  beings:hobbits  !meta:rec:art  posted:2012-06  recced:2016-10 
november 2016
doctorkilljoy: Ad Astra
REC: Centuries into the future, the Third Wave of Space Exploration is well underway. Frank, Gerard, and Grant are all members of an expedition exploring an alien planet. This is such a wonderful space AU. I love everything about the exploring of the planet, so many fascinating animals and plants! I also really like the characterisations and the relationships dynamics. So far it's my favourite BBB story this year. (2016-10-02)
QUOTE: "This is likely unnecessary, but I did promise an introduction. Gerard, this is Frank Iero, the pilot responsible for bringing me the data I showed you. Frank, this is Gerard Way, my teaching assistant and colleague."
"I'm not really a colleague," said Gerard. "I'm still working on my dissertation."
"You're getting a doctorate?" Frank asked.
"Yeah. That way I can run my own expedition. Most universities won't let you run one without a PhD." Gerard explained.
"Holy shit, good for you!" Frank exclaimed, and he meant it. Gerard beamed at him.
"We have some business to attend to," Grand said, and gestured for them both to be seated. Once they were, he said, "I've made some progress since we last spoke."
"Okay, hit me." Frank leaned back in his chair and listened.
"We still don't have a team, beyond the three of us, but I have a few leads. Including funding and preservation."
"We'd need lawyers filing paperwork to make sure that companies like Delta Corp can't sneak up on us and jump our claim," Gerard explained to Frank. "So they'll be fighting for us in court while we prove the planet fits all the criteria for further scientific study."
"Which I've been informed shouldn't be too difficult," said Grant.
"How long do we have to prove it?"
"Three months after our initial landing."
"Shit." That didn't sound long to Frank.
"Nah, it's good. Like two plant samples, one water sample and a live animal should be enough," Gerard said to him.
"Okay. But let's say one of those companies decides to say fuck it and ignore the legal mumbo jumbo. It's not like we can fix it once they start tearing the place apart."
"There are defenses for cases like that." Grant pursed his lips together, as though he were thinking. "We can make the planet safe, and make sure that people who aren't supposed to be there, aren't there."
Frank nodded. "Okay. So what's next?"
"I'm working on assembling a crew, as I said. At least for our first trip," Grant replied. "And we're missing a few key players."
"Do you know any doctors that would be good for this?" Gerard asked. Grant looked at him and Gerard mumbled sheepishly, "Doesn't hurt to ask."
"You're right." Said Grant. "I'm ashamed I didn't think of it first. Frank, is there anyone?"
Frank shook his head. "All the people I know who work in engineering or medical are at Delta Corp. And I wouldn't recommend any of them even if they weren't."
"Damn," Grant murmured. "I have a lead on another scientist we can invite, but what we need a mechanic and a doctor."
"Oh! Actually I have a mechanic in mind!" Gerard reminded Grant. "I've got a meeting set up. And Mikey's still looking for doctors who fit the criteria you gave me."
"Mikey's helping?" Frank asked, surprised.
"Yeah. He still knows a billion more people than I do."
"And we can trust him, which in this early stage is very important," Grant concluded.
Frank nodded. "Yeah, that works. What else you gotta do besides all that?"
"I'll be looking at ships in a few weeks," said Grant. "As you'll be the primary pilot, I'd like you to come with me."
"You want me to help you pick out a ship?" Frank asked. He couldn't have been more surprised, since no one of Grant's status had ever taken his opinion seriously before. (55,580 words)
author:doctorkilljoy  fandom:Bandom  fandom:Comics.RPS  fic:category:gen  fic:category:slash  fic:genre:AU  fic:genre:action/adventure  activity:research  activity:exploring  beings:animals.others  beings:Grant.Morrison  concept:ordinary.lives  concept:in.space!  concept:polyamory  condition:injury  occupation:pilot  occupation:scientist  occupation:explorer  relationship:UST  relationship:poly  smut:blowjob  smut:fucking  smut:threesome  setting:alien.planet  setting:spaceship/spacestation  geography:UK:Scotland  band:My.Chemical.Romance  band:Mindless.Self.Indulgence  band:Cobra.Starship  band:Gym.Class.Heroes  band:Fall.Out.Boy  pairing:Frank/Gerard/Grant.Morrison(primary)  pairing:Frank/Grant.Morrison(primary)  pov:Frank  pov:Gerard  pov:Grant.Morrison  challenge:2016.BBB  +length:long.50k-100k  !meta:rec:fic  posted:2016-09  recced:2016-10  pairing:Gabe/Victoria/Travis(secondary)  !!FAVOURITE.FIC 
october 2016
Go0se: Beasts In Repose
REC: They'd all heard the mansion was haunted, but the curse came as a suprise. This was written for the art I made and it's great. Just the right mix of spooky and serious and funny. (2016-09-18)
QUOTE: "Cell phone service is really fucking shit up in the mountains, huh?" is the first thing that Gerard hears the next morning.
He blinked a bit stupidly at Frankie, who was sitting at the fancily-but-rough-hewn wooden table and grimacing at his phone. "I was trying to call J," Frank explained, glancing up, "Just wanted to tell her we got here alright. That was, uh, about twenty minutes ago." He shook the phone in his hand, like that might help, and then set it down with distaste. "Fucking technology."
"...right," Gerard said, and then made a beeline for the coffee maker.
"Oh sorry, dude," Frank said behind him and sounding very far away. "I forgot you hadn’t caffeinated."
Gerard was focused on locating the can of coffee beans that he'd brought from his mom's house in Jersey. It turned out to be in stashed in the upper cupboard; Ray or Frank must've been re-organizing them. He took off the lid gratefully, inhaled the delicious caffeine smell, and then went ahead and filled up the carafe.
Frank was suddenly at his elbow, tapping on his arm. "Watch out with that, man," he said. "I was drinking some this morning and the taste is all off. It has extra iron deposits, or something."
Gerard paused, then shrugged. "I'll make it extra-strong," he said, "That'll cover anything."
"As long as you put a label on that shit. Your extra-strong is going to kill us all."
Gerard shrugged again, declining to answer that particular line of reasoning. It wasn't his problem if none of his band had the capillary-fortitude to withstand how strongly he brewed his caffeine. Except for Mikey, who'd been drinking with Gerard since Mom had let them try some of her morning brew. Mikey and him could have a coffee-drinking contest if either of them had an active deathwish at the same time one day.
He paused for a second, remembering his dream, and then turned to Frank with a small frown. "Have you seen Mikey yet?"
"It's only ten, he's probably still passed out."
"Right, right." Gerard opened the cupboard again and contemplated the assortment of cups and mugs, selected one, then poured himself some motivation and sat down beside Frank to drink it.
Frank took a bite out of his toast and jam. "So I was thinking about that riff that Ray and I were telling you about the other day," he said, half of the syllables muffled by the bread in his mouth and crumbs getting everywhere. (10,210 words)
author:go0se  fandom:Bandom  fic:category:gen  fic:genre:character.study  fic:source:fanart  activity:drinking  activity:drug.use  activity:transformation.animate  beings:animals.cats  concept:addiction  concept:music  concept:curse  condition:insomnia  geography:US:Los.Angeles  location:Paramour.Mansion  setting:mansion/palace  relationship:friendship  relationship:brothers  band:My.Chemical.Romance  pov:Gerard  challenge:2016.BBB  +length:medium.10k-20k  !meta:rec:fic  posted:2016-09  recced:2016-09 
october 2016
heartofthesunrise: A Million Reasons
REC: Gerard and Ray figuring out how to go from friends to lovers, from the Black Parade tour to Project Revolution. A lovely on-tour story. (2016-09-18)
QUOTE: Gerard shook out a cigarette and put it between his lips, then dug in his pocket for a lighter. He came up empty handed. "Do you have -" he started, but Ray already had one hand in his jeans pocket. He leaned forward and cupped his palm around the tip of Gerard's cigarette to light it. Gerard leaned into the motion and his cheeks hollowed as he breathed in. Ray could see the dusting of summer freckles across Gerard's nose. He turned away and blew a stream of smoke into the mild English sunshine. "You sure?"
"Yeah. I just..." Ray turned away from him. It was hard to look Gerard in the face and talk about your feelings - he was too expressive, and too relentlessly sincere. "You remember when you were ready to quit after the first album?"
"Hold up, you're not ready to quit, right?" Gerard put a hand on Ray's shoulder and squeezed, hard and anxious. "We can't replace you, Ray, you -"
"No! No, I'd never quit. I was just thinking about how, like, it could've stopped there."
"Oh." As quickly as he'd been riled up, Gerard settled again. "It would've, if you hadn't talked sense into me." He leaned on Ray's shoulder. That conversation seemed like lifetimes ago - Ray remembered it like an out-of-body experience, like he was watching a movie about himself trying to convince Gerard to keep the band going, sitting there at Elena's kitchen table. "It didn't, though," Gerard continued. "I asked you to save the world with me and you made good on it."
"I don't think the world's totally safe yet, dude." Ray tilted towards Gerard so that they were propped up against each other. "But I don't think I ever thought about us making it this far. And like... It's Maiden. That means it's real."
Gerard laughed, but in a way where Ray knew he wasn't laughing at him. "Far be it from me to, you know, present you with the realities of your station," he said, gesturing vaguely with the hand holding the cigarette. A whorl of smoke curved around his wrist, then away. "But you're the shredding rock god lead guitarist of a pretty important band. Like, I think it's safe to say you're already some kid's Dave Murray."
Ray blushed and squinted out into the sunshine. "Shit," he said. "Yeah, okay."
Gerard ashed onto the concrete. They were warmed by the sun, and by each other, still leaning together like the uneven sides of a pyramid. "And like you said, the world's not saved yet. You've got to make good on that promise." He tilted his head to face Ray - they were very close. Ray could smell Gerard's sweat, ripe with the overtones of tobacco and stale coffee, making his head swim. Gerard smiled. His sudden and vigorous sincerity was overwhelming.
"I'm a man of my word," he said. He blinked owlishly back at Gerard. "I'm here till you tell me not to be."
Gerard's face shifted, going soft, almost pitying. He pressed forward and Ray twitched in alarm, thinking for a brief and horrifying second that Gerard was going to kiss him. His heart hammered in his chest. As often as he'd thought about it, he had no recourse for the actual thing. Instead, Gerard buried his face in Ray's neck, under the cloud of his hair. "Thank you," he said, muffled. Then, "Let's go kick Iron Maiden's ass." (31,420 words)
author:heartofthesunrise  fandom:Bandom  fic:category:slash  fic:genre:character.study  activity:performing  concept:music  relationship:friendship  relationship:UST  setting:on.tour  setting:on.break  geography:Europe  geography:US:New.Jersey  geography:US:New.York  tour:2007.Project.Revolution  tour:2006-2007.Black.Parade  smut:blowjob  smut:fucking  band:My.Chemical.Romance  pairing:Gerard/Ray(primary)  pov:Ray  pov:Gerard  challenge:2016.BBB  +length:long.20k-50k  !meta:rec:fic  posted:2016-09  recced:2016-09 
october 2016
SunshineAndRoseWater : A World That Sends You Reeling
REC: Gerard finds that life after the end of the world is scarily like the universe he created for the Danger Days album. A stark take of the Killjoys universe with a hopeful ending. (2016-09-18)
QUOTE: "We should go," Mikey says, standing by the window. He does this most every night. They live in a rather seedy part of the city known as Mechanic's Corner. Nothing about the location is appealing except for the unobstructed view of the desert beyond the City walls.
Gerard collapses heavily on his bed. He's already exhausted by his long day of work, he's too tired to have this argument with Mikey, again.
"There's too much radiation. Nobody can live out there for long."
"Says who?" Mikey's voice still has that far-away thoughtful quality to it. This hasn't become an argument, yet.
"Says scientists, with degrees."
"Who are employed by the government," Mikey counters.
"Christ, Mikey, don't start."
Mikey turns away from the window. "I have a point and you know it."
"No. No you don't." Gerard tugs at his hair is frustration. "For the thousandth time. This isn't Battery City. The government is not BLI. Life is not a comic book."
"Lots of people would disagree with you," Mikey snaps. "Some of the groups out there even call themselves Killjoys."
Gerard throws his hands out in frustration. "I don't give a flying fuck if they start marching and call themselves The Black Parade, we are not - Wait, how do you know what they're called?"
Mikey looks away. "Never mind."
"Look, the point is that there are people out there who aren't just rolling over for a dictatorial government. There are people who are fighting back."
"Against what?" Gerard asks.
"Against this!" Mikey fires back. "Against a government that's got us in a chokehold. Against a dull, grey world where people are existing, not living. You call this bullshit a life?"
Gerard's anger flares. "This 'bullshit' means a life for Bandit. A safe one where she can achieve something and not just run around a desert wasteland. Where she'll live to be older than I ever will. That is what I care about above all else, you selfish piece of shit."
"What happened to you?" Mikey asks.
"I grew the fuck up," Gerard says. "You should too."
Mikey looks tired all of a sudden. A beat down, worn out tired. He looks a lot like Gerard feels.
"Forget it. Get some sleep."
"Mikey." Gerard puts his hand on Mikey's shoulder, but Mikey brushes it off.
"Just... go to bed, Gee. You need sleep." (26,450 words)
author:sunshineandrosewater  fandom:Bandom  fic:category:gen  fic:category:slash  fic:genre:action/adventure  universe:Danger.Days  time:future  activity:drinking  activity:gun.fights  activity:rescue  beings:kids  concept:apocalypse  concept:dystopia  concept:politics  concept:violence  concept:char.death(past)  condition:injury  geography:US:California  setting:desert  smut:frottage  relationship:brothers  band:My.Chemical.Romance  band:Fall.Out.Boy  pairing:Gerard/Patrick(primary)  pov:Gerard  challenge:2016.BBB  +length:long.20k-50k  !meta:rec:fic  posted:2016-09  recced:2016-09 
october 2016
alessandriana: tsukimi
REC: When Rowen is possessed by a fleeing nether spirit, he and Ryo must find a way to exorcise it. A nice little adventure fic. It uses the dub version of the names though and that always makes me start a bit. The story's definitely worth reading however. (2016-09-20)
QUOTE: He bent back to his equipment, and they fell into a companionable silence for a while; Rowen watching the eclipse through his telescope as it tracked across the sky, and Ryo mostly watching the forest around them. Soon enough the eclipse began to pass through totality. He got plenty of good shots of the red glow across the face of the moon, and only stopped when he reached the end of his roll of film. Leaning back with a satisfied sigh, for the first time since the eclipse had started he looked at the moon itself without the barrier of the telescope between them.
A sudden electric shock jolted down his spine, a deep chill suffusing his bones. He took a sharp breath, rocking back a step. What the hell? He looked wildly over at Ryo, but Ryo was still staring pensively out into the forest, and didn't seem to have noticed whatever had just happened.
"Did you feel that?" he asked sharply.
"Feel what?" Ryo asked, glancing over. His eyebrows drew down when he got a good look at Rowen. Rowen realized he had his arms crossed across his chest, and he was shivering slightly, even though he knew the night was still warm. Grimacing, he forced himself to relax. If Ryo hadn't felt it, that meant it couldn't have been Dynasty. And if it wasn't Dynasty, then it probably wasn't anything to worry about.
"Nothing. I guess it was just my imagination, sorry," he said. Cautiously, he glanced back up at the eclipse, but the sensation didn't repeat itself. And he was starting to feel better, actually; the warmth of the night seeping back into his bones, the constant buzz of the cicadas steadying him. Whatever had happened, it was fading.
Ryo frowned. "Are you sure?"
Rowen flashed a slightly unsteady grin. "Yeah. It was nothing bad, I just felt kind of dizzy for a second. Hey, I'm pretty tired though - I'm gonna head to bed, alright?" Recalling the reason Ryo had come out, he asked, "You gonna be okay?"
"Yeah." Ryo nodded. "Think I'll stay out a little longer." But the frown stayed on his lips as Rowen packed up his equipment, and his gaze followed Rowen all the way back into the house. (9,770 words)
author:alessandriana  fandom:Yoroiden.Samurai.Troopers  fic:category:gen  fic:genre:action/adventure  beings:Byakuen  concept:possession  concept:magic  geography:Asia:Japan  time:future  pov:Hashiba.Touma  +length:medium.5k-10k  !meta:rec:fic  posted:2016-09  recced:2016-09  geography:myth:Yujakai 
october 2016
winterlover: Art for prophetic's 'No Future In Our Dreaming'
REC: I haven't read the story but this is a fantastic work. The photos make such a wonderfully coherent body of work for Gerard and I love the attention to details. (2016-10-02)
INFO: Black&white photography and blends of Frank, Gerard, Mikey, and London.
artist:winterlover  fandom:Bandom  art:technique:graphic  art:technique:blend  art:technique:photography  art:source:fanfic  geography:UK:London  band:My.Chemical.Romance  challenge:2016.BBB  !meta:rec:art  posted:2016-09  recced:2016-10 
october 2016
Jiksa: When the End Comes Reeling - Art for SunshineAndRoseWater's 'A World That Sends You Reeling'
REC: These are brilliant!! I love the contrast between the glowing colours and the black silhouettes telling the story. It gives them such a stark and intense atmosphere. Very much in the mood of the Killjoys universe. Fantastic work! (2016-09-18)
INFO: Coloured art of Gerard, Mikey, Patrick, and others.
artist:jiksa  fandom:Bandom  art:technique:digital.art  art:technique:blend  art:source:fanfic  universe:Danger.Days  band:My.Chemical.Romance  band:Fall.Out.Boy  challenge:2016.BBB  !meta:rec:art  posted:2016-09  recced:2016-09 
september 2016
akamine_chan: Come Catch Me
REC: Frank and Gerard help relocate an Allosaurus arcticus. Another outtake in the The Life of Dinosaurs series. Lots of fun but now I really want there to be white, featherd dinosaurs in our world too! (2016-09-04)
QUOTE: "What's your situation?"
"Well," Frank started. It was embarrassing, to be honest. "I'm inside the cage, of course, and the allosaurus can't get to me, thank fuck." The allosaurus opened its mouth, displaying teeth designed to tear and rend. It tried to get a good grip on the steel bars, but couldn't fit its head very far between them. It yanked and the cage jerked a few feet across the snowy ground.
About 300 feet away, Frank could see the tundra rover where Brian, Gerard, Ray, Mikey, and their A. arcticus expert, Kenojuak Ashevak, were safely ensconced, away from any allosaurus with big, gnashy teeth. There was a grinding sound, and Frank watched, alarmed, as the allosaurus chewed on one of the thick metal rods that made up walls of the cage.
"I'm safe for now, but it looks like with some effort, the allosaurus can get through the bars." He sat down on the ground and crossed his legs, because his knees were suddenly wobbly.
He could hear Kenojuak talking calmly in the background. "Well, Kenojuak says they can put a lot of pressure behind their bite, so yeah. The cage wasn't made to withstand a determined allosaurus with time on its... uh, claws," Gerard said.
"Ask him what the fuck happened," Brian said. "I swear to God, he told me he hit the mark. "
"I did!" Frank was indignant. "Tell Brian that I did!" (2,290 words)
author:akamine_chan  fandom:Bandom  fic:category:slash  fic:category:gen  fic:genre:AU  fic:genre:fluff  fic:genre:action/adventure  beings:animals.dinosaurs  concept:ordinary.lives  concept:alternate.world  setting:tundra  geography:Canada  relationship:established  band:My.Chemical.Romance  pairing:Frank/Gerard(primary)  pov:Frank  +length:short.1k-5k  !meta:rec:fic  posted:2016-05  recced:2016-09  activity:exploring  occupation:explorer 
september 2016
akamine_chan: Finds You in the End
REC: A one-night stand that developes into something more. With a twist. A very sweet story that gives us a glimpse from a fascinating universe. (2016-09-04)
QUOTE: It had been an impulsive decision, to visit the House of Secrets. Franc's life was too dangerous, too transient, for him to form bonds, and sometimes he just needed to be touched. A craving that he couldn't satisfy with drink, or powder, or the twist of his own slicked hand.
A quick trip to the House, a donation to the Mistress, and a night lost in carnal indulgence. Simple. Quick. Easy.
Franc should have known better; his Luck was never that good.
He couldn't stop thinking about the man, the way he moved, rocking slowly into Franc, making him feel the stretch and pull. The sounds he made when Franc sucked a bruise onto his thigh, the way his fingernails dug into Franc's shoulders to pull him close, *closer*, how he watched Franc's face as he drowned under the sensations trembling through him.
When he closed his eyes, Franc couldn't see anything but the man, laid out under him, strung out by Franc's touch, his face *open*, unashamed and honest. (1,500 words)
author:akamine_chan  fandom:Bandom  fic:category:slash  fic:genre:AU  activity:transformation.animate  beings:dragons  concept:ordinary.lives  concept:magic  occupation:bounty.hunter  smut:anonymous.sex  smut:fucking  setting:other.world  band:My.Chemical.Romance  pairing:Frank/Gerard(primary)  pov:Frank  challenge:2016.Pod_Together  +length:short.1k-5k  !meta:rec:fic  posted:2016-08  recced:2016-09 
september 2016
akamine_chan: We Could Lose Ourselves
REC: Gerard had to concentrate on keeping steady as the rope tightened around his hands, digging into the delicate skin a little. A lovely and hot PWP with my favourite threesome. (2016-09-04)
QUOTE: He took a moment to try to center himself, concentrating on the nubby texture of the carpet under his bare knees, on the warmth of the room. He'd spent the entire day trapped in meetings in Burbank, trying to hammer out the details for his next comic project. It hadn't gone well, and the tension in his neck and shoulders had spread down to his back. He struggled to let it go, and knew he wouldn't be able to, not without help. "Umbrella."
There was a ripple of laughter from Frank, and Gerard had to fight to keep from smiling back.
"So, Gerard," Grant said, his accent growing more pronounced. "Tell me what it is that you want tonight."
Gerard blushed, heat flooding his cheeks. Grant's fingers were firm on his chin, keeping him from looking away, down, anywhere but at Grant, who waited impassively. "I -" He wanted to squirm away and hide, because there was no way he could say it out loud - "I can't -"
"Shhh." Grant pressed his thumb to Gerard's mouth. "We'll help you. Frank, the flogger." (3,000 words)
author:akamine_chan  fandom:Bandom  fic:category:slash  fic:genre:PWP  beings:Grant.Morrison  smut:threesome  smut:fucking  smut:flogging  smut:bondage  smut:sex.toys  smut:orgasm.denial  smut:pain.kink  relationship:poly  band:My.Chemical.Romance  pairing:Frank/Gerard/Grant.Morrison(primary)  pov:Gerard  challenge:2016.Pod_Together  +length:short.1k-5k  !meta:rec:fic  posted:2016-08  recced:2016-09 
september 2016
ermengarde: Welcome to the Pineapple Parade!
REC: The one where MCR celebrate the 10 year anniversary of The Black Parde by becoming pineapple farmers on reality TV. I laughed so hard when I read this. It's a totally hilarious little fic. (2016-09-04)
QUOTE: Gerard beams at the camera. "So, like, pineapple is a major export for the people who live around here, and we came here to learn about how they grow them. It's *beep*ing..." Gerard makes a horrified face. "It's *really* hard work. And most of the time they hardly get any money for it, it all goes to like the grocery stores and big importers and shhtuff like that. You should buy fair trade." He nods.
A voice off camera asks tightly if he's learned anything else.
"Oh," Gerard waves his hands at the plants behind them. "Yeah, definitely. Plants are *amazing*, like, there's this smell when the rain comes when it's been really su... AHRG!"
There's a flying blur and Gerard falls over. A flash of thigh as he goes makes it clear that his overalls are short-shorts and then there's a lot of snickering and a lot of bleeping. Eventually Frank stands up, a smear of mud down his face.
"We also learned that the Portuguese word for pumpkin is abóbora."
The voice off camera, which sounds like it's very close to swearing, asks Frank why they learned that.
"Because I grow pumpkins." He grins. (1,150 words)
author:ermengarde  fandom:Bandom  fic:category:gen  fic:genre:fluff  activity:farming  activity:film.making  geography:South.America:Brazil  band:My.Chemical.Romance  pov:omni  time:Black.Parade.10-year-anniversary  +length:short.1k-5k  !meta:rec:fic  posted:2016-08  recced:2016-09 
september 2016
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