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Pouring Just a Hint by susiecarter
Deep Space 9, Garak/Bashir. "Julian has always thought Garak just had a weird little habit. Until another Cardassian does the same thing to him, and seems to imbue the gesture with a meaning Julian really had not anticipated."// 9K. Set after the Big Reveal re: Julian, alternating POV (first Julian, then Garak). Here, Julian gains an eye-opening perspective on an odd dining gesture of Garak's. Smut-free but so cool.
"You must understand, Doctor," Garak tries to explain, "that there are few things more -- absorbing, and even sensual, to a Cardassian than concealing an answer. Than the implication that there is one, and that it's important, and that it must be won out, pried free. That it won't be given away for the asking; that it'll need to be elicited, and only the clever or exceptionally patient will have any hope of extracting it."
fanfic  DS9  slash  pair:Garak/JulianBashir  ref:courting  ref:miscommunication  ref:oblivious  via:zimaya  au:susiecarter  fandom:DS9 
6 days ago
Silver and Gold by scioscribe
Thor, gen. "Odin changes his plans for an eight-year-old Loki, fostering him out to Heimdall. The consequences of shattering one family and creating a new one may be greater than he expects." // 153K, Loki POV main, Heimdall secondary. Odin, nefariously plotting away, suddenly decides to palm off Loki on Heimdall, which has all sorts of fascinating consequences, as Loki tries to find his footing in the countryside, Thor revolts against the entire arrangement, and Heimdall must clean house, learn to cook, and finally meet his neighbors, among other upheavals. Took me days to get through, but worth it -- entertaining all around. Zero Avengers/Earth content. Fairly wrenching OC character death about halfway through.
fanfic  Thor  gen  pair:Loki|Heimdall  pair:Thor|Loki  AU  ref:fork  ref:fixit  ref:angst  ref:humor  ref:domestic  ref:ouch  ref:families  ref:magic  au:scioscribe  fandom:Thor 
6 days ago
The Start of All Things by foreveralive_foreverforward
U.S. Politics, Peter/Chasten. Chasten before, after, around, and through meeting his mayor. // 11K. A series of long vignettes, fairly well written. (I am definitely going to hell for diving in immediately to find fanfic, but it's there to be found. So whatever.)
fanfic  Political-RPS  RPS  slash  pair:PeteButtigieg/ChastenGlezman  ref:backstory  ref:wholesome  ref:domestic  ref:curtainfic  ref:established  ref:locked  au:foreveralive_foreverforward  fandom:Political-RPS 
10 days ago
Longest Way Round by Chastened
U.S. Politics, Pete/Chasten. "Mayor Pete Buttigieg is headlining a historic long-shot campaign for president. But he's not the only one working hard to ensure that he wins the most important election in American history...no matter what it takes." // 12K, WIP. Wholesome yet lowkey Machiavellian Midwesterners, inveigled in a presidential primary. I'm here for that, even though frankly the basic premise of the characters seems improbable (a gay mayor from Indiana? orly?). But hey, fanfic, and very well written otherwise. Also featuring Lis Smith as the Political Operative Who Swears A Lot.
fanfic  RPS  Political-RPS  slash  pair:PeteButtigieg/ChastenGlezman  ref:WIP  ref:humor  ref:angst  ref:domestic  ref:established  ref:wholesome  au:Chastened  fandom:Political-RPS 
10 days ago
All That Had Once Been Embers by Jay Tryfanstone (tryfanstone)
Persuasion, Anne/Fredrick. A missing scene at Lyme: Fredrick happens on a meadow plant that has alighted his ardor for one object only. // 3.5K. Austen sex pollen fic! Patiche porn hee. But it's also sweet and filled with feelings because naturally, despite the hard-on, his strongest impulse is to woo anew.
fanfic  Austen  Persuation  het  pair:AnneElliot/FrederickWentworth  ref:sexpollen  ref:pastiche  ref:first-time  au:tryfanstone  fandom:Austen 
10 days ago
Through Every Door by darlingred1
Good Omens, Crowley/Aziraphale. "After thwarting the end of the world, Aziraphale begins to avoid Crowley, and Crowley accidentally awakens his own repressed lust." // 15K, Crowley POV. Mainly solo fantasy wanking porn, but eventually they sort themselves out. PWP with a vengeance.
fanfic  GoodOmens  slash  pair:Aziraphale/Crowley  ref:PWP  ref:pining  ref:miscommunication  ref:first-time  via:shadowkeeper  au:darlingred1  fandom:GoodOmens 
7 weeks ago
Before the Water Rises by Vitreous_Humor
Good Omens, Crowley/Aziraphale. "The water is coming, and on their own, Aziraphale and Crawley have no idea what to do or how to do it. Together, however, things may be a little different." Aziraphale is assigned to help some ark builders, but Crowley's covertly helping the villagers (and their goats). // 17K. Sweet, gently funny story about a few more people than originally planned taking on the flood courtesy Crowley, a guilt-tripped Aziraphale, and some incipient affection. The ending has a fun twist as well.
(All right, let's see if I can do the voice without a warm-up...)
BE YE NOT AFRAID.
A light, colder than fire, brighter than the stars, flooded the area where woman and demon were stood, and they both gasped in shock, stepping back from each other like toddlers caught fighting.
“What the holy fuck-!” shouted Crawley, and the woman took a better grip on her stick even as she stared up at the flaming apricot branch in wide-eyed terror.
MAHLAH, DAUGHTER OF TIRZAH. YOU HAVE BEEN FOUND WORTHY.
“Um... I'm pretty sure I'm not...” she hazarded, less like someone who thought she was wasn't worthy than someone who learned a long time ago that being worthy was another way of saying stuck holding the bag.
NO, NO MISTAKES HERE. VERY SURE OF OURSELVES. YOURS IS THE MISSION, AND YOURS IS THE GLORY.
“The... glory of building boats.”
YES. MANY BOATS. ALL THE BOATS. AS MANY BOATS AS CAN BE MADE.
“Can't someone else...”
NO. GREAT IS OUR NEED, AND GREAT IS OUR FURY! DO NOT DEFY US!
Mahlah flinched at that, cringing a little, and Aziraphale felt a sting of guilt. He didn't want to bully her into building boats any more than she wanted to build boats, but he was smart enough to know that one was better than the other.
YOU WILL HAVE HELP, IN THE FORM OF THE DEMON BY YOUR SIDE AND ONE OTHER. YOU WILL NOT BE ALONE.
Mahlah eyed Crawley dubiously, who looked faintly offended.
“How about a bunch of professional boat builders from Byblos?” she said hopefully. “That would be helpful.”
NO. THIS IS YOUR MISSION. THIS IS YOUR GLORY.
A pause.
WHAT WE SAID EARLIER. ER. BE NOT AFRAID. WE MEANT IT. WE'RE HERE FOR YOU.
The burning apricot branch went out, the holy light went dark, and Mahlah turned to Crawley with an accusing stare.
“Don't look at me,” Crawley said. “You had best get started. I'll be along to help shortly.”
fanfic  GoodOmens  slash  pair:Aziraphale/Crowley  ref:historical  ref:backstory  ref:humor  ref:angst  ref:UST  ref:goats 
7 weeks ago
Want You in My Room by beethechange
Buzzfeed Unsolved, Shane/Ryan, college AU. During his frat's first kegger of the quarter, Ryan spots some rando bro holding up a wall across the room and boom, plans to "climb that dude like a tree." Unfortunately his flirting game ("This house is super haunted!") is wasted on That Dude, who seems the opposite of interested. Fate intervenes: they're signed up for the same history course. // 13K, Ryan POV. Fun, fun jock/nerd AU, with various Buzzfeeders as college peeps, and Ryan being Ryan in any setting.
"So I was thinking, what about a short-form video that was sort of, like, poking fun of some crazy history story? I was thinking a panel of a few people to talk through the story, and maybe some cool graphics or animations.”
“How short form?”
“Fifteen, maybe twenty minutes? Something we can stick on YouTube so we won’t have to pay for a platform or distribution, and that we can make by December without driving ourselves crazy. History’s basically just storytelling, so the trick is to choose a story that’s inherently sort of bugfuck insane.”
“Like President Ben Franklin’s weird sex cult thing.”
“You know about—-oh, hang on,” Shane leans forward in his chair, tenting his fingers together like he’s about to interrogate Ryan. His eyes are beseeching. “Ryan. Ryan, please tell me you know Ben Franklin wasn’t a president.”
“Then why’s he on the hundred dollar bill? Why’s it all about the Benjamins, huh, Shane? See, I know things.”
fanfic  BuzzfeedUnsolved  slash  pair:RyanBergara/ShaneMadej  AU  ref:college  ref:humor  ref:pining  ref:opposites  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:first-time  au:beethechange  fandom:Buzzfeed 
9 weeks ago
Anywhere You Want to Go by Aria
Good Omens, Crowley/Aziraphale. Crowley persuades Aziraphale that a holiday in a cottage away from London, near the beach is now called for and gets no argument. // 10K. Aziraphale POV. Comfy, slow progression of napping to picnicking to handholding to kissing ... to smut. Read this before and wasn't impressed by the lack of anything in particular happening, but belatedly I'm recalling that sometimes this is precisely what I want from fanfic.
fanfic  GoodOmens  slash  pair:Aziraphale/Crowley  ref:postcanon  ref:cottage  ref:molasses  ref:domestic  ref:curtainfic  ref:first-time  au:aria  fandom:GoodOmens 
12 weeks ago
But I Haven't Thought of You Lately at All by beethechange
Buzzfeed Unsolved, Ryan/Shane. "In 2026, seven years after the end of Buzzfeed Unsolved, a guy walks into a bar." // 10K. Shane POV. Both have long since moved on to other jobs when they accidentally meet again in a bar and neither is in a relationship right now, so ... drunk and horny in New Orleans.
fanfic  BuzzfeedUnsolved  slash  pair:RyanBergara/ShaneMadej  ref:postcanon  ref:first-time  ref:pining  au:beethechange  fandom:Buzzfeed 
12 weeks ago
Begin the Begin, Over and Over by beethechange
Buzzfeed Unsolved, Ryan/Shane. "Shane only agrees to be handcuffed to Ryan for a video because he can put up with anything for twenty-four hours. That’s the funny thing about time loops, though—they don’t always adhere to the parameters set by clickbait videos." // 33K. In this one, Shane's puddling along in the office while Ryan's off independent contracting until he's hauled in to participate in one of those "handcuffed together" videos. At which point, for Shane, time begins looping a la Groundhog's Day. Fic skips past the utter tedium of most fics with this trope (it doesn't get bogged down in repetitive details) and manages to stay an interesting pine-a-thon.
fanfic  BuzzfeedUnsolved  slash  pair:RyanBergara/ShaneMadej  AU  ref:postcanon  ref:angst  ref:groundhogday  ref:timetravel  ref:pining  ref:oblivious  ref:handcuffs  ref:amnesia  ref:fixit  ref:first-time  au:beethechange  fandom:Buzzfeed 
12 weeks ago
The Weight of Well Tailored Clothes by reserve
Good Omens, Aziraphale/Crowley. "After the crêpes, Crowley helps Aziraphale get his clothing back. Then he helps a bit more." // 5K. Gratitude and rimming and amazingly pornographic.
fanfic  GoodOmens  slash  pair:Aziraphale/Crowley  ref:precanon  ref:historical  ref:first-time  ref:PWP  via:zimaya  au:reserve  fandom:GoodOmens  via:elise.grey 
12 weeks ago
An Answer to Prayer by Jupiter_Ash
Good Omens, Crowley/Aziraphale. "Prayers can be answered in a multitude of different ways. When it came to a certain cottage in the South Downs though, no one had expected it to be answered by the squealing wheels of a classic Bentley and Queen's 'Princes of the Universe.' All Karen wanted to do was sell a house." // 3.8K. Mainly an outside POV, but later not. A cottage is conveniently for sale when two peculiar people happen to be looking for one.
fanfic  GoodOmens  slash  pair:Aziraphale/Crowley  ref:postcanon  ref:cottage  ref:outsiderPOV  via:epaulettes  fandom:GoodOmens 
12 weeks ago
You, Soft and Only by thehoyden
Good Omens, Browley/Aziraphale. "He hadn’t expected a sudden lapful of angel. 'Very sorry about this,' Aziraphale said, and kissed him." Multiple encounters over, multiple instances of ... assisting. // 9.4K. Crowley POV. Wherein the Arrangement not only extends to kissing as subterfuge, but also marriage of convenience and genderswapping and smut, all rolled into one handy fic.
fanfic  GoodOmens  het  femslash  slash  pair:Aziraphale/Crowley  ref:recanon  ref:historical  ref:pretendcouple  ref:marriage-of-convenience  ref:genderswap  via:shadowkeeper  au:Hoyden  fandom:GoodOmens 
12 weeks ago
It's Not The End Of The World, Dear by jessthereckless
Good Omens, Crowley/Aziraphale. "After averting the apocalypse, Crowley and Aziraphale re-examine their relationship and reach the obvious conclusion: they're retired, they're in love and they're damn well going to enjoy it. Providing, of course, that they can stay out of trouble." // 20.7K total.

* "Lie Back and Think of Dinner," https://archiveofourown.org/works/19136509 Even though Crowley has been pining away industriously for thousands of years, he doesn't immediately twig onto Oxfordshire's sudden spurt of Foretean mysteries and fracking side effects as attempts to lure him into a picnic. // 11K. Fun, bantery, and ultimately a bit porny.

* "Still My Heart Has Wings," https://archiveofourown.org/works/19280641 "The story of how an angel and demon somehow set up home together." // 10K, sequel to previous. Aziraphale gets to try Many Naughty Things, Crowley gets to sort out his own role in the relationship -- and confront the whole idea of retirement.
Aziraphale looked like he very much wanted to swear. “This was you, wasn’t it?” he said. “IKEA instructions?”
Crowley grinned. He always liked to take credit for bad work.
“I knew it,” said Aziraphale. “Driving people slowly insane with affordable Swedish furniture. Of course it had to be you.”
“Look, you were the one who said I should get a hobby.”
fanfic  GoodOmens  slash  pair:Aziraphale/Crowley  ref:postcanon  ref:humor  ref:courting  ref:pining  ref:oblivious  ref:BFFs-to-lovers  ref:banter  ref:first-time  ref:xeno  ref:domestic  ref:curtainfic  ref:best-of-rec  via:shadowkeeper  au:jessthereckless  fandom:GoodOmens 
july 2019
Mr. Fell Attempts to Buy a Book from Mr. Bennet by AMarguerite
Pride & Prejudice/Good Omens, gen. "Mrs. Bennet attempts to husband hunt. Aziraphale attempts to buy a book. No one gets what they want." // 1.3K. LOLOL. Very short P&P pastiche set in London.
fanfic  GoodOmens  gen  ref:pastiche  ref:xover  ref:historical  ref:humor  via:sophia_sol  fandom:GoodOmens 
july 2019
Lest They Be Angels in Disguise by Raven (singlecrow)
Good Omens, Crowley/Aziraphale. "Buzzfeed, July 2019, 'Top Five Off-the-Wall Theories About the Scary Instagram Plant Man'." #acceptablerosesofinstagram, or Crowley's sideline as a mysterious social media influencer. // <1K. Images mainly with accompanying text -- faux IG posts and snippets of user comments on them and news commentary about them. Fun, but I found it awfully difficult to parse at first glance; some line rules visually separating the items would have helped.
fanfic  GoodOmens  slash  pair:Aziraphale/Crowley  ref:epistolary  ref:humor  ref:meta  ref:outsiderPOV  ref:Internet  via:sophia_sol  au:singlecrow  fandom:GoodOmens 
july 2019
By Definition by idiopathicsmile
Good Omens, Crowley/Aziraphale. Aziraphale decides the time is right to make a move on Crowley. Who's confused but DTF. // 3K, Aziraphale POV all. One of those pedantic asexuality fics, plus slightly D/s overtones. Usually I avoid fics like this, but the rest of it is sufficiently amusing.

* "Long-Term," https://archiveofourown.org/works/19703515 Dr. Blackwell meets with an odd couple who're planning an October wedding. // 1.7K, Outsider POV, sequel to previous fic. Sweet fic, and better that the one it's a sequel for, imho.
fanfic  GoodOmens  slash  pair:Aziraphale/Crowley  ref:postcanon  ref:first-time  ref:D/s  ref:asexuality  ref:wedding  ref:humor  au:idiopathicsmile  fandom:GoodOmens 
july 2019
Strange Pilgrims: Being the Account of a lost Angel, the Journeys of a Demon, the meaning of Free Will, of the Unravelling of a Prophecy, and of Being Unravelled by it in Turn by sousverre
Good Omens, Crowley/Aziraphale. Aziraphale goes missing, and after a lot of trouble (and a short prophecy), Crowley finds him human and married to an investment banker. After inveigling himself into Aziraphale's new life as a small, chatty pet snake, Crowley first has to solve the puzzle of Aziraphale's amnesia. // 30.4K, Crowley POV, WIP. Actually enjoying this enormously, but ... WIP. Argh. Last update: C6, 07/09.
fandom:GoodOmens  fanfic  GoodOmens  slash  gen  pair:Aziraphale/Crowley  ref:WIP  ref:plot  ref:postcanon  ref:amnesia  ref:pining  ref:jealousy  ref:kidnapping  via:as_lld_again  au:sousverre 
july 2019
Good Omens [Bohemian Rhapsody] by Alexandra Rowland
Good Omens, Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody. // First-time vidder who decided to tackle this one right off the bat. O_o;
fanvid  GoodOmens  slash  gen  pair:Aziraphale/Crowley  au:AlexandraRowland  fandom:GoodOmens 
july 2019
Back Room by forthegreatergood
Good Omens, Crowley/Aziraphale. "Aziraphale actually does have quite an extensive collection of pornography in the bookshop. Like most of the questionable things in Aziraphale’s life, it’s Crowley’s fault." // 5.6K, Aziraphale POV. Crowley keeps 'finding' valuable porn then turning it over for various reasons; Aziraphale finally catches a clue. A fanfic about porn, which is not itself porn, lol.
fanfic  GoodOmens  slash  pair:Aziraphale/Crowley  ref:pining  ref:molasses  ref:oblivious  ref:courting  ref:first-kiss  via:zimaya  au:forthegreatergood  fandom:GoodOmens 
july 2019
Mind, Body, and Soul by BlueMinuet
Good Omens, Crowley/Aziraphale. "In which Crowley’s body — upon trying to contain both an angel and a demon within it — experiences an explosion of a sort. Just not the kind Aziraphale predicted." // 2K. Crowley POV, fork AU where Aziraphale goes for the 'possess the demon' option instead of lighting out to look for a suitable human sort.
fanfic  GoodOmens  slash  pair:Aziraphale/Crowley  ref:fork  ref:first-time  ref:publicsex  ref:humor  ref:possession  via:as_lld_again  au:blueminuet  fandom:GoodOmens 
july 2019
Vanessa Sommer’s Other Christmas List by Ben Aaronovitch
Rivers of London, October Man. Another Waterstones edition-only short story, this time a KDA story with Vanessa Sommer.
Sommerscheid, population nine hundred and thirty-three, sat astride the Sommerbach: a tiny tributary of the Kyll in the one wide spot in an otherwise narrow valley that snaked up into the wooded hills of the Sommerwald. Vanessa’s father swore blind that the village had its origins as a secret bandit camp whose nefarious residents had discovered that it was more lucrative to harvest wood, honey and charcoal from the forest than to mug passers-by. Not to mention the famous local game sausage called Sommerwurst which was less a salami than a wild-whatever we shot when hunting-wurst or the fierce homebrewed peach schnaps that, despite technically being illegal, was still drunk on special occasions such as, for example, it being the month of January.
profic  Rivers-of-London  ref:KDA  via:sophia_sol  au:BenAaronovitch  fandom:RiversOfLondon 
july 2019
When in Rome by reserve
Good Omens, Crowley/Aziraphale. "'Well.' Crowley stood and stretched, looking rather more serpentine than usual. 'See you at the orgy then. I’ll look for you by the buffet.'" Too many oysters and too much wine later, to his dismay Aziraphale finds he's agreed to a collaboration of sorts... // 3.2K. Aziraphale POV, wherein he inadvertently invents the "Quick! Kiss me!" maneuver. LOL. Excellent fanfic.
fanfic  GoodOmens  slash  pair:Aziraphale/Crowley  ref:historical  ref:precanon  ref:first-time  ref:publicsex  ref:oblivious  ref:humor  ref:angst  via:zimaya  au:reserve  fandom:GoodOmens 
july 2019
A Dilettante Sort of Way by couldaughter
Lord Peter Wimsey (Sayers)/Good Omens, gen. Peter, at a loose end, decides to try his own hand at acquiring a volume from the shop of legend. // 2K. No plot per se, just an-amusing-meet-up type fic. Mr. Fell probably *would* be a total fanboy for a Real Famous Detective. (Tho I'd reckon Peter's already encountered the notorious A.J. Crowley in some capacity.)
For all that it retained some prestige as one of the oldest continually operating bookshops in London, A.Z. Fell & Co had an abysmal reputation among the social circles Lord Peter Wimsey had inveigled himself into following the War - being made up primarily of self-proclaimed intellectuals, artistes, and independently wealthy collectors of incunabala, this was perhaps not entirely surprising. Familiarity breeds contempt, or so Peter had heard.
fanfic  Lord-Peter  GoodOmens  Sayers  gen  pair:PeterWimsey|Aziraphale  ref:xover  via:epaulettes  au:couldaughter  fandom:LordPeter  fandom:GoodOmens 
july 2019
Neil Gaiman on Instagram: “The statue in Crowley's flat."
"it represents," said the Production Designer, Michael Ralph, "Good and evil wrestling with evil triumphing."
"...are you certain that they're wrestling?" I asked.
meta  GoodOmens  fandom:GoodOmens 
july 2019
The Inevitable by Toft
Good Omens, Crowley/Aziraphale. "That night at Crowley's flat." // 2K. Crowley POV. Wherein, as it turns out, Aziraphale is DTF, but all Crowley can take is "a bit of a cuddle."
fanfic  GoodOmens  slash  pair:Aziraphale/Crowley  ref:missing-scene  ref:angst  ref:pining  ref:bedsharing  ref:huddling-for-warmth  ref:first-kiss  au:Toft  fandom:GoodOmens 
july 2019
Every Angel Is Terrifying by punkfaery
Good Omens, Crowley/Aziraphale. "If looking at Aziraphale’s true form is like staring into the sun, Crowley’s is almost the exact opposite." In which they're both eldritch in a mind-bending fashion, but they like each other anyway. // 4.7K, Aziraphale POV. No plot, no porn, more after a concept fic: GO by way of Lovecraft, I suppose, without actually tipping over into horror.
fanfic  GoodOmens  slash  pair:Aziraphale/Crowley  ref:domestic  ref:first-kiss  ref:alien-wtf  au:punkfaery  fandom:GoodOmens 
july 2019
Not So Blue by pineapplecrushface
Good Omens, Crowley/Aziraphale. "Aziraphale presses his suit. Crowley mostly has a lot of questions." // 5.5K. Crowley POV. Fic in which nothing in particular happens but aftermath hanging out, with Crowley reeking of pine scent and pathetic, but it still manages to be readable. This is the one with the talking swallow, btw.
fanfic  GoodOmens  slash  pair:Aziraphale/Crowley  ref:postcanon  ref:pining  ref:first-time  ref:wallsex  au:pineapplecrushface  fandom:GoodOmens 
july 2019
Let Sleeping Snakes Lie by kythen
Good Omens, Crowley/Aziraphale. "The world doesn't end. Crowley falls asleep. And Aziraphale stays by his side, waiting for him to wake up again." After Crowley goes into hibernation for a year, Aziraphale carts him around and pines. // 4.6K, Aziraphale POV. Rather cool notion but not esp. well written. Fic would be half as long if author simply stopped repeating same ideas over and over with slightly different wording.
fanfic  GoodOmens  slash  pair:Aziraphale/Crowley  ref:postcanon  ref:animal-transform  ref:pining  ref:domestic  au:kythen  fandom:GoodOmens 
july 2019
A City Wall and a Trampoline by kafkian
Good Omens, Crowley/Aziraphale. "5 times Crowley knows he’s in love with Aziraphale + 1 time he knows the reverse." BFFs move out of London, share a cottage, a laptop, and an invitation to a wedding. All the while Crowley pines for things he can't have. // 4.7K. Crowley POV, purest curtain fic, with nuclear-grade pining.
Crowley gestures vaguely to humanity, which was presumably getting on with its business somewhere in the distance, comfortably far away from their small abode. It wasn’t that Crowley hadn’t liked London while he was living there, but it’s occurred to him since their relocation that he’d been warping the city around his own needs and desires for so long that he no longer knew it particularly well outside his carefully carved corner. He’d been rather startled to discover that he actually did want peace and quiet. He was getting old.
fanfic  GoodOmens  slash  pair:Aziraphale/Crowley  ref:5+1  ref:curtainfic  ref:domestic  ref:pining  ref:retirement  ref:first-kiss  au:kafkian  fandom:GoodOmens 
july 2019
The Gift by rfsmiley
Good Omens, Crowley/Aziraphale. "Crowley is stunned when, out of the blue, Aziraphale has a proposal. Yes, that kind." // 1.3K. Crowley POV, and a new area for them to be failcakes. Short, touching fic (better than it sounds like it'd be).
fanfic  GoodOmens  slash  pair:Aziraphale/Crowley  ref:humor  ref:angst  ref:courting  ref:established  au:rfsmiley  fandom:GoodOmens 
july 2019
A Street in a Strange World by Giddygeek
Good Omens, Crowley/Azirapale. They clean up melted demon, discuss plant care, and don pajamas. Then Aziraphale's introduced to the concept of sleep, and God decides to have a chat in his subsequent dream -- leading to a solution to their prophecy and mutual problem. // 8K. Huge fan of her popslash back when; TBH, I don't think this is one of her best ones, but its perfectly serviceable.
fanfic  GoodOmens  slash  pair:Aziraphale/Crowley  ref:domestic  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:first-time  ref:bodyswap  ref:missing-scene  au:giddygeek  fandom:GoodOmens 
july 2019
A Home at the Beginning of the World by stereobone
Good Omens, Crowley/Aziraphale. "'Oh,' Aziraphale says. 'I think Crowley might have moved in with me.'" It starts with a small plant, escalates with a new couch, and after a while... // ~6K. Crowley takes a general expression of affection as a literal invitation, and slowly, slowly moves himself in with Aziraphale, while neglecting to actually tell him that they're living together now. 100% always an entertaining theme.
fanfic  GoodOmens  slash  pair:Aziraphale/Crowley  ref:humor  ref:molasses  ref:first-time  ref:domestic  ref:curtainfic  au:stereobone  fandom:GoodOmens 
july 2019
Adventures in Attempting to Purchase a Book from That Weird Old Soho Bookshop, A. Z. Fell & Co. by Quandtuniverse
Good Omens, gen. "A rare book collector posting on a niche internet forum is dismayed to learn that the final missing book he needs from a series is only available at the best worst bookshop in London." // 1.3K. Fun, and not long! It's a series of posts to an Internet forum, wherein everyone shares despair and advice about the best approach to a notoriously peculiar bookshop. (And it's not clear why the mods have not banned their "DangerNoodle666" troll.) I do love stuff like this.

* "So You Need To Get Into A.Z. Fell & Co.; Now What? (A Guide For Unfortunate Bookworms)" by arkhamcycle, https://archiveofourown.org/works/19893115 // Followup fic in the form of the FAQ mentioned to in the previous fanfic.
via:sophia_sol  fanfic  GoodOmens  gen  ref:meta  ref:humor  ref:angst  ref:epistolary  ref:outsiderPOV  ref:Internet  ref:in-world  au:quandtuniverse  au:arkhamcycle  fandom:GoodOmens 
july 2019
By Any Other Name by rosenritter
Good Omens, gen-ish. "Long ago, the Archangel Raphael disappeared from Heaven. For ages, angels could only guess what had happened to him. Some believed he Fell, cast down to Hell when the rebellion came. Others believed he was destroyed during the war. Still others believed he was out alone in the depths of the universe, completing a secret mission from God Herself. The truth is much, much sillier than all of that." // 2K. No one noticed he was gone; no one recognized him when he turned up. Aziraphale becomes the patron of passive aggression. I love the idea, though the execution is a bit meh.
fandom  GoodOmens  slash  pair:Aziraphale/Crowley  ref:established  ref:humor  ref:mistakenID  ref:miscommunication  ref:backstory  via:as_lld_again  au:rosenritter  fandom:GoodOmens 
july 2019
The Sublime Physical Manifestation of Divine Love by Deputychairman
Good Omens, Crowley/Aziraphale. "'Not objecting, just a point of uh, theological interest: is this a temptation? I mean are you tempting *me* here, or is it ... uhm?'" After they've both goten blasted at the Ritz, Aziraphale is DTF -- he just needs to talk Crowley into the idea. // 2.6K, PWP. Pleasant, amusing, and not overly or weirdly technical about the smut.
Aziraphale opened his mouth as if to protest, closed it again, and finally offered: "Well actually now that you mention it I suppose it is. I mean I am, yes. But temptation seems such a loaded word, doesn’t it? I just thought, in for a penny in for a pound – if they’re even watching they already know we’ve been consorting together, so we might as well make the most of it. Consort to our hearts' content, so to speak."
fanfic  GoodOmens  slash  pair:Aziraphale/Crowley  ref:PWP  ref:humor  ref:role-reversal  ref:first-time  via:shadowkeeper  au:deputychairman  fandom:GoodOmens 
july 2019
Love Hath Made Thee a Tame Snake by thehoyden
Good Omens, Crowley/Aziraphale. "He was the bloody Serpent of Eden, and he wasn’t going to stand for this kind of flagrant trespassing." Crowley discovers the benefits of hanging about in the bookshop as a very large snake. // 3.5K. This is the one with the Yelp reviews at the bottom (including "Anthony C" approving of the comment by someone who got bit). This is also the one with Aziraphale going spring frolic + genital genderswap. It's a lot, and packed into a small space.
fanfic  GoodOmens  slash  pair:Aziraphale/Crowley  ref:humor  ref:animal-transform  ref:first-time  ref:genderswap  ref:heat  ref:domestic  ref:curtainfic  ref:outsiderPOV  ref:meta  ref:Internet  via:shadowkeeper  au:Hoyden  fandom:GoodOmens 
july 2019
Going Native by equestrianstatue
Good Omens, Aziraphale/Crowley. In Terribly Modern And Cutting Edge Rome, in 41 AD, a demon and an angel run into each other in a bar, move on to eating oysters, then discover Questionable Choices Made While Drunk on a Friday Night. // 4.4K. LOL. Third person omniscient pastiche again, lots of fun.
fanfic  GoodOmens  slash  pair:Aziraphale/Crowley  ref:pastiche  ref:historical  ref:humor  ref:first-time  au:equestrianstatue  fandom:GoodOmens 
june 2019
Riding in Cars with Demons by equestrianstatue
Good Omens, Aziraphale/Crowley. "'Careful of the upholstery,' Crowley said, immediately, and in the same voice he used to announce the passage of a condemned soul into hell." The pitfalls of making out in the backseat of a vintage Bentley with the owner of same. // 2.4K. Omniscient and/or Bentley POV, lol. Reasonably good stab at pastiche, thus smutty in a wry, arch fashion that wanders off to comment on other topics periodically.
“Well,” Crowley said. “Some of the way there.”
Aziraphale, whose fingers were now resting under the hem of Crowley’s top, said, apparently in explanation, “Who told thee that thou wast naked, et cetera?” When this didn’t seem to do the trick, he said, “Well, I thought, if you want this to be fun, which for you presumably means transgressional in some way, one might as well commit the original sin of covering one’s nakedness.” Crowley blinked at him. Aziraphale said, “I like it when you keep most of your clothes on.”
“Right,” said Crowley, his voice a bit tight.
fanfic  GoodOmens  slash  pair:Aziraphale/Crowley  ref:humor  ref:outsiderPOV  ref:carsex  au:equestrianstatue  fandom:GoodOmens 
june 2019
Ordinary People (The Anything But Ordinary Remix) by cimorene
Good Omens, Aziraphale/Crowley. "Crowley has started to take a proprietary interest in Aziraphale's bookshop." That is, Crowley has finally decided to make his move and begins by way of interior redecoration. // 14.4K. Charmer. I really loved Daegaer's fic at the time, and I'd no idea cimorene had remixed it. In this variation there's just as much painting, but they're the usual two rather than humans.
fanfic  GoodOmens  slash  pair:Aziraphale/Crowley  ref:pining  ref:courting  ref:curtainfic  ref:molasses  ref:first-time  via:shadowkeeper  au:cimorene  fandom:GoodOmens 
june 2019
Hood & Glove by Fahye
Yuri on Ice, AU, Otabek/Yuri (main), Yuuri/Victor. "'I don't mess with the fae,' Otabek says. 'I'm not asking you to mess with them," JJ flat-out lies." After hero for hire Otabek turns down King JJ's contract to investigate the slacker king of the fairies, he finds himself stalked by a cranky, obstinate fairy who seems hellbent on waylaying him. // 12.5K, Otabek POV. Found this in an old tab, but I don't recall some of the stuff at the end (maybe it was a WIP last time I read it? IDK). Anyhoo, fairly entertaining fantasy AU that mixes in a variety of fairy tale elements.
fanfic  Yuri-on-Ice  slash  pair:YuriPlisetsky/OtabekAltin  pair:YuriKatsuki/VictorNikiforov  AU  ref:fantasy  ref:fairytale  ref:humor  ref:UST  ref:pricklypair  au:fahye  fandom:Yuri_on_Ice 
june 2019
Moments Nr 3 auf Englisch by Ben Aaronovitch
Rivers of London, gen. "I didn’t ask to join the Department for Complex and Unspecific Matters; in fact I made a spirited attempt to blow the interview. When the Chief asked me why I’d joined the Bundeskriminalamt I told her it was because they wouldn’t have me in Cobra 11. That should have been it but instead the Chief smiled her terrifying smile. ‘You’ll do nicely,’ she said." // First bit of writing featuring Tobias Winter, which BA first blogged in German, later in English. When I was reading "The October Man," I noticed that material in this snippet didn't show up in the novella. So now belatedly bookmarking...
profic  Rivers-of-London  ref:KDA  au:BenAaronovitch  fandom:RiversOfLondon 
june 2019
A Road Bright and Swift by Dorinda
Lord of the Rings, Legolas/Gimli. The two travel back via Fangorn to their respective peoples: Gimli learns to swim, a parlous side quest is undertaken, and Legolas frets like a porpentine. // 15.6K, Legolas POV.
Gimli, freshly-wakened, was lying with his head propped on one hand, his blanket at his waist. And he said, his voice morning-hoarse, "If my memory doesn't fail me, we'll be reaching the River Limlight soon. I'd dearly love a wash."
Legolas's heart seized and tightened. The Limlight was in the very north of the forest, and once across it, they would emerge from their easy wandering, cracking out of the chrysalis to the pain of the open air. No more Fangorn, no more careless peace, no more Gimli at dawn stretching his muscles limber and grumbling about the wear of a bootsole.
And all the future losses lined themselves up.
fanfic  LotR  slash  pair:Gimli/Legolas  ref:postcanon  ref:camping  ref:pining  ref:angst  ref:H/C  ref:huddling-for-warmth  au:Dorinda  fandom:LotR 
may 2019
Live Wire by gryvon
Naruto, Iruka/Kakashi, AU. "Iruka opens the door expecting to find yet another assassin. He gets Kakashi instead." // 3K, Iruka POV, cyberpunk AU. Iruka, a retired mech designer, deals with an unknown mech sent to him for repairs by one of his "children," Naruto. Very cool and TOO SHORT.
fanfic  Naruto  slash  gen  pair:KakashiHatake/IrukaUmino  AU  ref:robots  ref:cyberpunk  ref:humor  ref:UST  via:rikugou  au:gryvon  fandom:Naruto 
may 2019
Avengers Endgame: A lack of closure at the end of the line (BamSmackPow)
Bucky already fulfilled the love interest role in Steve’s narrative, repeatedly cast as a vulnerable figure at the center of Steve’s emotional universe. After creating this compelling love story in earlier films, they tripped over themselves trying to downplay Bucky’s importance in Endgame. There is such a deep intimacy between Steve and Bucky, such a powerful love and an intensity of loss, that if they are together, they must express it, and that expression is taboo. For the fans to like it, is taboo. And the only way to deal with it is to separate them.“ (discussion: https://twitter.com/fadefilter/status/1123268259300593664)

https://twitter.com/Hello_Tailor/status/1126867801791172609
Here it is, my final take on this movie: "How the straight agenda ruined Avengers: Endgame."

https://twitter.com/estherannaa/status/1013466081770524672?s=21#
steve & bucky are constantly forced apart by the narrative because their relationship's built on delayed expressions of affection and if they interacted for more than 5 mins, the narrative would have to address those affections & their inherent homoeroticism. in this essay i will

https://twitter.com/wedontradelives/status/1126637181202776064
they accidentally made steve love bucky so much they had to shoot a whole movie to backpedal

https://twitter.com/fadefilter/status/1123268259300593664
This article said what had to be said.

https://twitter.com/my_lady_disdain/status/1123275456176902145
a very validating reading of the text and peggy deserves better than to be used as a narrative device that exists to erase another character

[Just gonna start a collection in one tidy pile...]
meta  CaptainAmerica  Avengers  pair:SteveRogers/BuckyBarnes  via:nikibee  fandom:CaptainAmerica 
may 2019
Fight Like Girls for Our Place at the Table by napricot
Captain America, Sharon/Natasha (Steve/Bucky). "'It sure feels like a demotion. You’re taking me out of the field and out of intel analysis to babysit Captain America.' How Sharon Carter gets her groove back, fucks up some Nazis, and gets the girl, with unasked-for assists from a super soldier couple." // 52K. Sharon POV all. Pretty entertaining, v.v. slo-mo romance for Sharon, who's smitten with Natasha and later comes to think the regard could be mutual. Starts before CA:WS then forks after, so lots of agenting around for the CIA. (I'm kind of enjoying this seeming fandom consensus that none of the movies after that matter.)
via:unicorndust  fanfic  CaptainAmerica  femslash  slash  pair:SharonCarter/NatashaRomanova  pair:SteveRogers/BuckyBarnes  ref:WS  ref:fork  ref:pining  ref:UST  ref:molasses  ref:first-time  ref:courting  ref:spies  ref:yenta  au:napricot  fandom:CaptainAmerica 
may 2019
Flyboys by aerialiste
SGA/Captain America, John/Sam. "John Sheppard is on convalescent leave--or at least that’s what he keeps telling himself, though it looks a lot more like hiding in a crappy apartment in Houston, never leaving except for physical therapy and more alcohol. So he’s not sure why he turns up at a kink club, much less why he starts hanging out with Sam Wilson, probably the only other guy on the planet with a tighter security clearance than his--not that either of them much wants to talk about work.
Two airmen, both with troubled pasts, find solace in each other one humid Gulf Coast summer. And the strength of the pull John feels toward Sam surprises him more than the odds of their meeting at all." // 100K(!), AU crossover. Post-CA:WS fork on the Marvel side; might also fork on SGA side (never watched last season, so dunno). Alternating POV. LONG, ~angst and unrequited pining galore, military jargon, lots of convoluted BDSM junk that's lost on me (John wants his ass kicked; Sam wants to kick it, I guess), background character death, pretty necessary glossary squirreled away in a side fic. But, all that aside, it's weirdly readable, generally well written with a good effort to sync the canons, and I wasn't bored.

* Timestamp + Glossary, https://archiveofourown.org/works/18210944 A kinda ehhh prefic threesome (John/Teyla/Kanaan); tagged on the bottom is the main fic's glossary. Wish I'd known it was there when I was reading the other fic. I'm sure this arrangement made sense to someone.
fanfic  CaptainAmerica  SGA  slash  pair:JohnSheppard/SamWilson  AU  ref:xover  ref:fork  ref:angst  ref:ouch  ref:pining  ref:bdsm  ref:D/s  ref:H/C  via:sophia_sol  au:aerialiste  fandom:SGA  fandom:CaptainAmerica 
may 2019
Not Exactly Shakespeare, or The Fine Art of Running Away by tuesday
Naruto, Guy/Kakashi. After Guy discovers that Kakashi really has been reading those books for the plot, he sets himself a new challenge. // 3.5. Here, Guy gets around in a limited way, but Kakashi never has. 'Best buds who put up with each others' weirdness' fics are great for me.
https://tuesdayfic.livejournal.com/5449.html?nojs=1&format=light
fanfic  Naruto  slash  pair:KakashiHatake/GuyMighto  ref:virginity  ref:first-time  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:humor  ref:H/C  via:killaria  au:tuesday  au:everysecondtuesday  fandom:Naruto 
may 2019
Rice by torch
Naruto, Kakashi/Guy. "Kakashi and Guy are on a mission. The mission isn't quite what they think it is." That is, Kakashi and Guy are sent to investigate a village that has requested an alliance with Konoha, and they sample the local cuisine. // 6.6K. Sex pollen via Torch-sama! :D
fanfic  Naruto  slash  pair:KakashiHatake/GuyMighto  ref:sexpollen  ref:first-time  ref:dubcon  ref:casefic  au:torch  au:flambeau  fandom:Naruto 
may 2019
Phoenix by forgetme
Naruto, Kakashi/Guy. "Kakashi comes back to life. It takes a while. (takes place after chapter 450)" // 8K. Kakashi wandering around Konoha Crater, aaaangsting about how he never told Guy he was into him before he died (and generally being kinda useless), but now he can't seem to corner Guy to tell him anything ('cause he's busy being kinda useful).
fanfic  Naruto  slash  pair:KakashiHatake/GuyMighto  ref:pining  ref:angst  au:forgetme  fandom:Naruto 
may 2019
Good Lives by jibrailis
Naruto, Gai/Kakashi. "Gai accidentally becomes first lady of Konoha." // 7.6K. Gai POV, post-postcanon. Gai gets dragooned into dealing with ceremonial and community stuff for Hokage Kakashi, and only occasionally lets resentment cloud his ever-sunny day. Interesting fic ... humor but also not.
Seiji looks doubtful. Jiro's even more curious. "What does the Hokage's partner do?"
"An excellent question!" Gai says. "A loyal companion of the Hokage might go to a gardening competition like this one and use his fresh and youthful perspective to judge the winner." A loyal companion might also invite the Hokage to his home every night, cook for him, allow him into his bed, and have sex with him, but that's not for innocent ears to hear. They're both men with certain physical needs, and this is an easy arrangement they've had for years. Kakashi needs someone to fuck, and Gai is convenient, always hanging around with zero probability of one day stabbing him in the dark. That's good enough to get by. Gai won't overstretch himself by asking for more. He already has more of Kakashi than he ever dreamed possible.
fic  kakashi/gai  naruto  futurefic  marriagefic  fluff  fanfic  slash  pair:KakashiHatake/GuyMaito  ref:postcanon  ref:accidental-marriage  ref:marriage-of-convenience  au:jibrailis  fandom:Naruto  via:exclamations 
may 2019
Wild Ones by Gyneth and Killa
Captain America, multi. Steve/Natasha, Steve/Sam, Steve/Bucky. (Wild Ones, Flo Rida feat. Sia.) Wasn't sure at first what to make of this, but I do like it. Starts off as a rollicking Steve-ogling fest, then turns on a dime into poignant and a bit sad. Clips through A:IW. Makes me think hard about the movies we didn't get with this cast.
fanvid  vid  CaptainAmerica  slash  het  pair:SteveRogers/NatashaRomanova  pair:SteveRogers/SamWilson  pair:SteveRogers/BuckyBarnes  via:as_lld_again  fandom:CaptainAmerica 
may 2019
Antifreeze by astolat
Transformers, Megatron/Starscream. "'Starscream, has it ever occurred to you that you’re an idiot?' Megatron said." Starscream's clever trap for Megatron succeeds! Except he's caught in it, too. // 2.3K. Read this one before at some unghodly hour and mentally set it aside for later. OTOH, it's basically "humorous rape; subcategory: just desserts." OTOH, it is funny. So I'm ~conflicted.
fanfic  Transformers  slash  pair:Megatron/Starscream  ref:robots  ref:CanadianShack  ref:huddling-for-warmth  ref:humor  ref:noncon  ref:enemysex  ref:tsuntsun  ref:first-time  via:Harpijka  au:astolat  fandom:Transformers 
april 2019
Bind Me Tight by PandaFlower
Naruto, Tobirama Senju/Kagami Uchiha. "In which Kagami gets the upper hand by complete accident and Tobirama would like a divorce, please and thank you." Kagami sets traps around his hidey-hole with whatever comes to hand, but to his dismay snares a rival Senju -- in his bridal rope. // 15.5K. Kagami POV. Hadn't planned to read this as I only vaguely recalled one of the characters. But then I said eh, consulted the wiki, and read it anyway. It turned out to be really entertaining. In this AU, Uchiha clan tradition is bride-napping -- first lasso, next elope. Whoops...
fanfic  Naruto  slash  pair:KagamiUchiha/TobiramaSenju  ref:accidental-marriage  ref:enemyslash  ref:H/C  ref:humor  ref:courting  ref:first-time  via:exclamations  au:pandaflower  fandom:Naruto 
april 2019
It Started Like This by sky_somedays
Buzzfeed Unsolved, Ryan/Shane. "Shane thinks that if he can just pin down when it started, maybe he can do something about it. Think himself out of it, somehow. Understand the problem to solve the problem. (He tries not to think about what, exactly, the problem is.)" // 2.4K. Shane POV. Spinning his mental wheels until Ryan puts the moves on him. Not a complexcated fic, but nice for what it is. No smut. (Also nice to see fanfic show up on popular/fandom once in a while...)
fanfic  BuzzfeedUnsolved  slash  pair:RyanBergara/ShaneMadej  ref:pining  via:popular  au:sky_somedays  fandom:Buzzfeed 
april 2019
Guardian: An Introduction by rheasilvia
Guardian, meta. "Before I start posting fanfic and talking about Guardian, I’d like to give you all some idea of what this fandom is about. So!" // Short fandom pimp post. IMHO, it's 100% true that if you can somehow survive (or just fast forward through) the terrifying info-dump that starts the very first episode, everything thereafter transforms ~magically into binge-watching.
meta  Guardian  镇魂  pair:ZhaoYulan/ShenWei  via:blueMeridian  au:rheasilvia  fandom:Guardian 
april 2019
Like a Japanese Game Show by irishmizzy
Generation Kill, Brad/Ray. "Ray is a better symbol of home than anything else Brad can think of, which is probably an even bigger problem than the amnesia." After a training accident, Brad wakes up in the hospital missing the past three years. And apparently Ray's still living in his house and has volunteered himself to get Brad back up to speed. // 16.8K. Wow, this is pretty excellent Brad/Ray, with full on IC obnoxiousness from both.
“It’s 2010,” Brad complains as he eases his way into the waiting wheelchair, Ray dropping a plastic bag of his belongings on his lap before shouldering a second bag of Brad’s things. A nurse starts to push him down the hall, Ray leading the way. “I left recon. And for some reason, you’re still my roommate.”
“I know.” When Ray turns around, his smile stretches all the way across his face. Brad feels his stomach dip; he blames it on the massive head trauma. “You’re truly blessed.”
The nurse pushing Brad’s wheelchair tries to muffle her laugh. She does a terrible job.
fanfic  GenerationKill  slash  pair:Brad/Ray  ref:postcanon  ref:amnesia  ref:H/C  ref:banter  ref:established  ref:domestic  via:silviakundera  au:irishmizzy  fandom:GenerationKill 
april 2019
Learning the Language by Allemande
DS9, Bashir/Garak, series 39K.
* Learning the Language, https://archiveofourown.org/works/753560 "Bashir works as a Doctor on Cardassia, learns Kardasi and learns something about his past along the way." // 13K. Another likable take on post-canon Cardassia, rebuilding efforts and courting. (No smut, here or in sequels.)

* "Facing the Past," https://archiveofourown.org/works/754718 "Bashir accompanies the Cardassian delegation to DS9, meets a few old friends as well as a threat to all of them." // 9.5K. Where "old friends" includes Kira and Ezri, and there's various political doings.

* "Stop the Press," https://archiveofourown.org/works/985157 "Bashir and Garak travel to Earth, where their relationship is discovered and revealed by the press." // 16K. Where celebrity gossip journos fixate on the new Cardassian Interim Ambassador's salacious secret, doing an end-run on Julian's tentative plans to gradually introduce his parents to both Garak and their relationship. (And the public at large also have An Opinion on the matter...) I've read this a couple of times; don't know why I've never saved it.
fanfic  DS9  slash  gen  pair:Garak/JulianBashir  ref:series  ref:postcanon  ref:Cardassia  ref:molasses  ref:courting  ref:established  via:templemarker  au:allemande  fandom:DS9 
april 2019
Your Love Is My Drug by tinsnip
Set of two fics, Garak/Bashir. // 21.5K total.

* "When You Go Away," https://archiveofourown.org/works/655134 "How dare Garak go off-station and miss lunch with Julian? Really, he's quite put out about it. Unusually so... Wait, what is this?" // 4.5K. Prequelish, a bit of introductory pining as Julian more or less trips into a realization he's crushing hardcore. Again.

* "Your Love Is My Drug," https://archiveofourown.org/works/724286 "Julian's research project in speculative reproductive xenobiology is turning out to be a little more complicated than he'd hoped." Julian attempts to court Garak ~subtly using Cardassian novels as a guide. // 17K. This is an Early Julian fic, so he's high-octane ~overly in all aspects, which is YMMV. With that in mind, it's a fun version of a popular theme -- Julian trying to figure out and enact a traditional courtship -- that mainly rolls along on pining and UST. Doesn't feel finished (we don't get the benefit of all that xeno research...), but evidently it is.
fanfic  DS9  slash  pair:Garak/JulianBashir  ref:molasses  ref:UST  ref:pining  ref:courting  ref:humor  ref:miscommunication  ref:series  via:templemarker  au:tinsnip  fandom:DS9 
april 2019
Sequence Break by Neery
Transformers, Optimus|Megatron, gen(ish). The Council bonds the spark of a captured revolutionary, the unwilling Megatron, to an equally unwilling Optimus via slave code. But Optimus's inconvenient glitches present problems for everyone. // 7K. Megatron POV. Only peripherally a slavefic, and not precisely a ship fic either. Seems like the beginning of something longer.
fanfic  Transformers  gen  pair:OptimusPrime/Megatron  ref:robots  ref:soulbond  ref:slavery  ref:UST  via:templemarker  au:neery  fandom:Transformers 
april 2019
When Your Heart Beats Next to Mine by beethechange
Buzzfeed Unsolved, Ryan/Shane, Ryan/Shane/Curly. Shane's joke on camera about Ryan's "virginity" leads to Curly offering up a suggested fun activity for the rest of the evening. Ryan, surprisingly, is down. // 10.7K, rotating POV, threesome roleplay with accompanying awkwardness and earnestness and a good time had by all. Wasn't certain how Curly OTT would work out in a sex scene, but it turned out fine.
Ryan perches there, sipping his mini-bar concoction. Somewhere along the way he toed out of his ghoul-hunting boots. His socked feet, crossed at the ankles in an attempt at casual, strike Shane as an effective touch, beautifully art-directed for vulnerability.
There might be too many producers in this hotel room.
fanfic  BuzzfeedUnsolved  slash  pair:RyanBergara/ShaneMadej  pair:RyanBergara/ShaneMadej/CurlyVelasquez  ref:yenta  ref:roleplay  ref:virginity  ref:ep-related  ref:humor  ref:threesome  ref:banter  au:beethechange  fandom:Buzzfeed 
april 2019
Laid Bare by sixbeforelunch
Star Trek TNG, gen. "Deanna Troi unravels a psychological mystery." While the Enterprise explores an uncharted, seemly empty sector, the Vulcans on board begin to lose their chill in bad ways. // 37K. Troi POV. Case fic to solve basically, regulars and OCs. Interesting, some fairly cool ruminations on alien/cultural differences as well as shipboard culture; could definitely use a stiff beta in parts.
fanfic  StarTrek  gen  ref:casefic  ref:angst  ref:alien-wtf  via:fancake  au:sixbeforelunch  fandom:StarTrek 
april 2019
The Revolutionary by astolat
Transformers, gen. The Autobot diversion mission of Ratchet and his buddies ends with them wrecked on a lovely, unknown planet filled with hordes of brainwashed mech slaves, all the high-grade energon anyone could want -- and Megatron and his entire top-level cadre of Decepticons. Evading detection and engineering an escape will require some cooperation. Somehow. // 46K. Ratchet POV all (Rivkat: "Leonard McCoy as an Autobot" = accurate). Complicated "enemies must collaborate" type plot that begins to get twisty and morally shaded about halfway through. As usual, X is what you thought was going on, but Y what's actually going on. (One sort-of generalized sex scene.)
fanfic  Transformers  gen  ref:robots  ref:plot  ref:backstory  ref:competence  ref:H/C  ref:miscommunication  au:astolat  fandom:Transformers 
april 2019
Champion by astolat
Transformers, gen(ish). After Rumble discovers both arena vids of Megatron and the poetry of the Voice of Tarn during an off-world mission, he and the other cassettes work them into cool new stylings. Then their tracks draw the attention -- and assistance -- of aurally inclined Autobots, and before long raves are underway and even humans start showing up. But Rumble can't shake the guilt that he may be endangering the entire war effort. // 17.7K. Rumble POV, and I guess the pairing is Decepticons and Autobots. Amusing and entertaining way to potentially wind up a war.
See also O/M porny sequel, "Victorious" (Neery), https://archiveofourown.org/works/17567966
fanfic  Transformers  gen  ref:humor  ref:pricklypair  ref:robots  au:astolat  fandom:Transformers 
march 2019
Victorious by Neery
Transformers, Optimus/Megatron. After Optimus accidentally stumbles over a sex stim recording of Megatron from back in his arena days, Optimus finds his ability to negotiate a peace treaty somewhat compromised. // 4K. Optimus POV. Technically a smutty sequel, but works on its own.
See also "Champion," Astolat, https://archiveofourown.org/works/12867291

* "Victory Lap," https://archiveofourown.org/works/17695067 "Rumble was gonna have to warn Megatron." He's noticed Optimus Prime has been giving Megatron strange looks -- clearly something hinky is afoot. // 1K, Megatron POV. LOL.
fanfic  Transformers  slash  pair:OptimusPrime/Megatron  ref:humor  ref:pining  ref:miscommunication  ref:first-time  ref:sequel  au:neery  fandom:Transformers 
march 2019
Banners from the Turrets by DesdemonaKaylose, Neveralarch
Transformers, 3 fics, 20+K. "That day in Maccadam's, Megatron might have fallen a little bit head over heels." // I've had to spend inordinate amounts of time staring that the Transformers wiki trying to figure out who these characters are so that I can follow the porn. So far that's been worthwhile.

* https://archiveofourown.org/works/16687819, "The Servant Has No Such Ambitions" by DesdemonaKaylose
Transformers, Megatron/Rung. "Hey do you remember when Megatron not only remembered who Rung was several million years after a one-off meeting but also implied that Rung was an influence in his rise to power? Let's talk about how that might shake out." The two strike up a long-distance correspondence that leads to Rung joining the resistance ... sort of. // 7K. Well, no, I wouldn't remember 'cause not my fandom, but evidently Megatron in canon was a bit hung up on the dude. Ergo really hot fic with robots. Rung such is a weird, interesting character.

* https://archiveofourown.org/works/17628470
"The Snap of Spring" by DesdemonaKaylose, Rung/Megatron, Rung/Starscream. Starscream is furious about the small interloper med-bot now consuming Megatron's attention, and he decides to confront the problem. Somehow all the threatening goes sexy shaped. // 9K. So it's not a great idea to go after Rung, whose ultimate weapon seems to be psychiatry. Or maybe it's an awesome idea. My.

* https://archiveofourown.org/works/18182612
"Steps to Success" by neveralarch. When Megatron implements some of Rung's management techniques, Starscream loses his mind. And somehow all that goes sexy shaped as well. In a threesome fashion. // 4K. Ohhhkay, praise/humiliation kinks ahoy. ^_^;;;
fanfic  Transformers  slash  pair:Megatron/Rung  pair:Starscream/Rung  pair:Megatron/Rung/Starscream  AU  ref:fork  ref:pricklypair  ref:backstory  ref:threesome  au:DesdemonaKaylose  au:neveralarch  fandom:Transformers 
march 2019
Get Religion Quick (Cause You're Looking Divine) by brinnanza
Good Omens, Aziraphale/Crowley. "So it was fine. Even if Crowley couldn’t love him, he clearly liked him well enough, and that was almost the same thing. It no doubt would have continued to be fine, or at least fine-adjacent, were it not for a narrowly averted apocalypse and several bottles of a really quite nice Riesling Aziraphale had found in the back room of his newly restored bookshop." // 4K. In vino veritas, basically. Fairly sweet, fairly typical GO fic. (No smut.)
via:shadowkeeper  fanfic  GoodOmens  slash  pair:Aziraphale/Crowley  ref:postcanon  ref:miscommunication  ref:pining  au:brinnanza  fandom:GoodOmens 
march 2019
Able to Succeed by Betty
Batman (DC), gen. "'Assume success,' says Bruce unencouragingly. 'Describe how it's achieved.'" Bruce sets a series of problems for Tim and expects answers. In essay format. // 1K. Wow. Good fanfic.
fanfic  Batman  gen  pair:BruceWayne|TimDrake  ref:backstory  ref:angst  via:Fancake  au:Betty  au:brownbetty  fandom:Batman 
march 2019
A Road Leading Home to You by emlof
Naruto, Kakashi/Iruka. Iruka waits at the village gate for Naruto to spirit him off for his ramen reward, which morphs into a reward for Team 7. After Naruto and Sakura have both moved on, these welcome-back restaurant hops are down to just Iruka and Kakashi. // 13K. Kakashi POV. Not an exciting or innovative take, but its pretty readable. The slowest of slow meanders up to a relationship. (No smut.)
fanfic  Naruto  slash  pair:KakashiHatake/IrukaUmino  ref:miscommunication  ref:H/C  ref:molasses  ref:first-time  ref:angst  via:anandarres  au:emlof  fandom:Naruto 
march 2019
Wait for Me by Sarah Monette
Bone Key, gen. While the grown children of a famous poet are sorting out her estate, Booth and Lucent are sent to collect her papers for the Parrington, but something is very, very wrong with the locked bedroom where they're stored. [This one's in "The Bone Key."]
profic  BoneKey  gen  ref:ghosts  ref:curse  au:sarahmonette  fandom:BoneKey 
march 2019
The Replacement by Sarah Monette
Bone Key, gen. Out of the blue, the godfather Booth hasn't seen since he was a small child demands that Starkweather send Booth to evaluate his library as a potential donation. Naturally something's amiss in the professor's household.
profic  BoneKey  gen  ref:horror  au:sarahmonette  fandom:BoneKey 
march 2019
White Charles by Sarah Monette
Bone Key, gen. A donated crate of books from an estate sale has apparently let something loose in the museum, and it only comes out at night.
profic  BoneKey  gen  ref:horror  au:sarahmonette  fandom:BoneKey 
march 2019
The Yellow Dressing Gown by Sarah Monette
Bone Key, gen. One of Booth's rival curators at the Parrington, in charge of textiles and decorative arts, is obsessed with locating a famous artist's dressing gown. His eventual success in obtaining it has unpleasant consequences.
profic  BoneKey  gen  ref:horror  ref:angst  au:sarahmonette  fandom:BoneKey 
march 2019
To Die for Moonlight by Sarah Monette
Bone Key, gen. Starkweather sends Booth off to evaluate another family library. But this time Booth himself was specifically requested for the task. The family is famously reclusive, and their estate, Belle Lune, oddly inaccessible.
profic  BoneKey  gen  ref:curse  ref:werewolf  ref:angst  au:sarahmonette  fandom:BoneKey 
march 2019
He's Been Dead for Years by cassowarykisses
Guardians of the Galaxy, gen. "In 1988, 8-year-old Peter Quill vanished from the hospital where his mother lay dying. Despite a massive manhunt through the surrounding woods, no trace of him was ever found. ... or, r/UnresolvedMysteries discusses the Quill cold case." // 2K. Exacting, perfect take on what a Reddit thread about the case would look like.
fanfic  GotG  gen  ref:socialmedia  ref:Internet  ref:reddit  ref:epistolary  ref:outsiderPOV  ref:humor  ref:angst  via:esther_a  au:cassowarykisses  fandom:GotG 
march 2019
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