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Two Bros Chilling in a Sleeping Bag by nastyboy
Buzzfeed Unsolved, Ryan/Shane. Ryan forgot his sleeping bag. Shane lets him double up. No mysteries are solved.
"You know- we’re here, this is like- a thing that’s happening, that’s happened- we’ve crossed, like, nine out of ten lines here. What’s one more." Shane isn’t sure if he’s talking to himself or to Ryan.
// 2K. As advertised by title: quintessential inarticulate idiots in a sleeping bag. Don't even go here and not tempted to (evidently this is RPF), but it's cute.
fanfic  BuzzfeedUnsolved  RPS  slash  pair:RyanBergara/ShaneMadej  ref:bros  ref:humor  ref:fluff  ref:huddling-for-warmth  via:as_lld_again  au:nastyboy  fandom:Buzzfeed 
4 hours ago
This Has Been a Public Service Announcement by Nokomis
Spider-man/Avengers, gen. After an embarrassed Peter inadvertently reveals the existence Steve's school PSAs to his amused coworkers. Steve pursues vengeance. Peter takes revenge for Steve's revenge, and escalation ensues, pulling in everyone else in the vicinity -- with an avid Internet audience. // 17K, series of four fics, humor. A fic with the phrase "the most savage art supply" is worthwhile.
fanfic  gen  Spiderman  Avengers  ref:humor  ref:plot  ref:Internet  au:nokomis  fandom:Avengers  fandom:MiscMarvel 
18 hours ago
Scenes from a Disaster Zone by wobblycompetencies
Deep Space Nine, Bashir/Garak. Garak's manning a work crew (and managing impressions) while Julian's working in a clinic in the provinces when a dust storm hits then Julian goes incommunicado. // 6.8K. Domestic fic, complete with getting to know the neighbors, mildly angsty.
fanfic  DS9  slash  gen  pair:Garak/JulianBashir  ref:H/C  ref:domestic  ref:curtainfic  ref:established  ref:angst  ref:culture  via:hatinjacket  au:wobblycompetencies  fandom:DS9 
3 days ago
Plus One by potentiality_26
Deep Space Nine, Bashir/Garak. "Julian works in a hospital on Cardassia after the war and learns some new things." Specifically: After Julian's had a chance to observe firsthand a courting coworker's successes - and gotten to ask some nosy questions - he realizes he's seen it all before elsewhere. // 6K. Straight-up courting fic, loads of two-sided pining.
fanfic  DS9  slash  pair:Garak/JulianBashir  ref:postcanon  ref:pining  ref:oblivious  ref:miscommunication  ref:courting  via:anandarres  au:potentiality_26  fandom:DS9 
3 days ago
Letters from the Northern Continent by thehoyden
Deep Space Nine, Bashir/Garak. "It just figured that the first time Julian Bashir set foot on Cardassia after the war, it would be halfway around the world from Elim Garak." // 1.7K. The one with Bashir setting up healer shop on the other continent and back and forth via vid-mail. Which is lovely, and I've read before, and must have bookmarked somewhere else... I need a lot of "sets up shop on Cardassia" fics, and I can't find the one I was remembering.
fanfic  DS9  slash  pair:Garak/JulianBashir  ref:oblivious  ref:postcanon  ref:epistolary  ref:first-time  ref:bffs-to-lovers  via:shadowkeeper  au:Hoyden  fandom:DS9 
3 days ago
Literacy by thehoyden
Deep Space Nine, Bashir/Garak. "'You want me to read to you?' Julian repeated, somewhat taken aback." Julian's offer to entertain Garak while he's recovering from the surgery turns into Julian's learning Cardassian while reading it aloud. // 5.6K. Very fun. The best kind of sneaky vs. naive fic.
fanfic  DS9  slash  pair:Garak/JulianBashir  ref:ep-related  ref:courting  ref:oblivious  ref:humor  au:Hoyden  fandom:DS9 
3 days ago
Opacity of Paradise by thehoyden
Deep Space Nine, Garak/Bashir, fork AU. After returning from the Jem'Hadar prison, Garak and Bashir enter into a legal Cardassian adoption to safeguard each other's secrets. // 10K. Julian POV. So Dr. Zimmerman meets a united front this time.
fanfic  DS9  slash  pair:Garak/JulianBashir  ref:fork  ref:ep-related  ref:marriage-of-convenience  ref:bffs-to-lovers  au:Hoyden  fandom:DS9 
4 days ago
Exile by thehoyden
Deep Space Nine, Bashir/Garak, fork AU. "Exile was certainly dark, but in Julian Bashir's case, it was warm and humid instead of numbingly cold." Julian, bounced from Fleet and Federation both, eventually settles as an assistant medic on Terok Nor, as only the Cardassians "value his talents." // 9K. Julian's outing happens much earlier, and he gets to live the final days of the occupation and form a two-person book club with a plain, simple bureaucrat from the tax bureau. (A more subtle canon reversal than the mirror shtick.)
fanfic  DS9  slash  pair:Garak/JulianBashir  AU  ref:fork  ref:rolereversal  ref:courting  ref:first-time  au:Hoyden  fandom:DS9 
4 days ago
Jessica Knits the Marvel Universe by Beguile
Jessica Jones, gen. "'All the happiness in a kit,' the crumpled brown wrapping tells her. 'Yeah, right,' Jessica scoffs, returning to her desk for another glass of all-the-happiness-in-a-bottle. Things spiral out of control from there." // 2K. Jessica steals her neighbor's mail. Disgruntlement ensues. Cute cute.
fanfic  JessicaJones  gen  ref:humor  ref:awkward  au:beguile  fandom:MiscMarvel  via:Tafadhali 
8 days ago
The Devil's Acre by littleblackfox
Captain America, Steve/Bucky, AU. Now that Steve's passed on "Captain America" to Sam, he's at loose ends, so SHIELD sends him off to New Jersey to investigate a series of murders targeting a homeless camp in the Pine Barrens. With no other leads, Agent Hill tells him even the mythical Jersey Devil's a suspect at this point. // 40.6K. Set vaguely post-A1/pre-WS with various MCU characters glommed together in one AU. Formatting is a bit of a pain, but otherwise pretty readable.
fanfic  CaptainAmerica  slash  gen  pair:SteveRogers/BuckyBarnes  AU  ref:plot  ref:undercover  ref:meet-cute  ref:first-time  ref:camping  au:littleblackfox  fandom:CaptainAmerica  via:norwich36 
8 days ago
Pick Up the Pieces And Go On by LtLJ
Guardians of the Galaxy/Avengers, gen. "Tony and Nebula, on Titan, after the end." // 1.8K. Two strangers tentatively collect themselves. Not a ship fic but set in a ship. I haven't actually seen this movie yet. The Internet at large can't resist telling me exactly how it turns out. That's okay. /shrug
fanfic  Avengers  GotG  gen  pair:TonyStark|Nebula  ref:xover  ref:angst  ref:ptsd  au:ltlj  fandom:Avengers  fandom:GotG  via:endeniem 
12 days ago
Hell's Kitchen Movie Club by Alex de Campi
Defenders/Avengers, gen. The Punisher and the Winter Soldier sit on a crappy couch and watch crappy movies. Because. // 4 parts posted, links at the bottom, last updated 12/17. (n.b., for this one, to embiggen click the magnifying glass icon)
fanfic  fanart  CaptainAmerica  gen  pair:BuckyBarnes|FrankCastle  ref:humor  ref:ptsd  ref:comics  au:AlexDeCampi  fandom:CaptainAmerica  fandom:MiscMarvel 
13 days ago
The Inappropriate Amusement Affair by trinityofone
Man from UNCLE, Illya/Napoleon. "Sometimes Illya and Napoleon have to kiss for Serious Spy Reasons. So why does Napoleon keep laughing?" // 3K. That is, Napoleon's complete inability to look at his partner as a love interest presents a problem to be solved. (A portion of the scenario in this fic was nearly duplicated in an older fic, but the outcome differed dramatically.)
fanfic  ManFromUNCLE  slash  pair:NapoleonSolo/IllyaKuryakin  ref:spies  ref:undercover  ref:pretendcouple  ref:pretendgay  ref:humor  au:trinityofone  fandom:MUNCLE 
13 days ago
On the Importance of Family by bmouse
Deep Space Nine, gen. "The latest in a string of tedious assassination attempts temporarily forces Enabran Tain to interact with his housekeeper's child. What he observes is altogether unexpected." // 1.7K. Where "housekeeper" equals "fanatical agent," and "housekeeper's child" might be his own child if he weren't utterly incapable of connecting with another person.
fanfic  DS9  gen  ref:precanon  ref:families  au:bmouse  fandom:DS9 
13 days ago
Meditations on Two Bastards in a Corridor by bmouse
Deep Space Nine, gen. "A little riff of that one scene in 'Way of the Warrior' where Garak and Dukat are stuck together fighting off Klingons in a hallway." // 2.7K, Garak's thoughts on fashion, laundry, the insufferable Gul Dukat, and society in general. Also dead Klingons and minor gore.
fanfic  DS9  gen  pair:Garak|GulDukat  ref:ep-related  ref:humor  ref:xeno  au:bmouse  fandom:DS9 
13 days ago
A Secret Between Friends by bmouse
Deep Space Nine, Garak/Bashir. Post S05E6. "He wanted to tell him, but didn't."
Was there really something to be forgiven for? His personality, with all attendant deficiencies, was unaltered. It was just that he had deleted a long-running subroutine called 'Hide the Secret' and now felt like a burn victim: over-sensitive, missing several protective layers of skin, and repulsed by mirrors.
//3K. Julian, after everyone's returned from the Jem'Haddar captivity, resumes his angst fest. (A sign of overdosing on the bmouse brand of Cardassian cultural delicacy: you think, Wow, a hand squeeze seems far too forward; but then they've been though a lot and no one could see it, so perhaps that ameliorates the audacity somewhat...) This could be a nice prequel to her post-canon fics, actually.
fanfic  DS9  gen  pair:Garak/JulianBashir  ref:ep-related  ref:angst  ref:miscommunication  ref:pining  ref:xeno  au:bmouse  fandom:DS9 
14 days ago
The Theoretical Tail by bmouse
Deep Space Nine, Garak/Bashir. "Garak wears a full tail-sleeve. All the time." And Julian is, by nature, a curious creature. // 1.5K. Tail!AU. More gentle humor.
fanfic  DS9  slash  pair:Garak/JulianBashir  ref:humor  ref:xeno  ref:alien-wtf  au:bmouse  fandom:DS9 
14 days ago
Aid by bmouse
Deep Space Nine, Garak/Bashir. "Garak and Bashir find themselves in a delicate situation." // 1.6K. Sex pollen. Julian is under the influence, following the established protocol. Garak's just along for the ride... Unexpectedly sweet (and smut-free) for this kind of fic.
fanfic  DS9  slash  pair:Garak/JulianBashir  ref:sexpollen  ref:dubcon  ref:schoomp  via:the_electriclady  au:bmouse  fandom:DS9 
14 days ago
Post-Canon Cardassia by bmouse
Deep Space Nine, Garak/Bashir. Unconnected fics, but I've connected them! And arranged them in a (tentative) reading order. Set in postwar Cardassia, with multiple POVs, covering the reconstruction period of Garak's rising influence and Julian's hopeful immigration and eventual clearance as a medical professional -- and a gradual courtship of diffident roommates. They're all low-drama, smut-free explorations a distinctive reptilian culture where stealth, indirectness, and subtlety are prized. (And I keep thinking about that image of Cardassians at the beach, lol.)

* Hail, Old Comrade, https://archiveofourown.org/works/988035 "Kira visits Garak on Cardassia." // <1K, gen. Garak winning over the masses, one delinquent at a time...

* The Harvest Season, https://archiveofourown.org/works/1580114 "On Cardassia even the flowers have secrets." // <1K. Garak POV, Bashir POV. Garak surviving post-war, Julian finding him.

* Not Quite Boston, https://archiveofourown.org/works/2525825 "Julian Bashir's post-war platonic 'Boston marriage' plan has a bit of a flaw." // 1K. Now Julian's moved in with his BFF! However.

* A Long-Term Plot, https://archiveofourown.org/works/859567 "How long do people live? In your family?" Julian asks. // <1K. An actual relationship conversation...

* Equivalent Exchange, https://archiveofourown.org/works/1008440 "So apparently to become a Cardassian citizen, one must have a molar extracted. Julian's not looking forward to it..." // 1.3K. No dental horror per se. A pretty, gentle fic about Julian earning his way into the medical establishment (with a tiny, quiet aside highlighting the diff. btwn ordinary kid Julian and his augmented afters).

* The Inconsequential Matter of the Feet, https://archiveofourown.org/works/1041696 "He had never once seen Garak wear open-toed shoes while on the station, which in hindsight was clearly deliberate." // 1.4K, Julian's meditations on foot claws, society, and reconstruction.

* Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus, https://archiveofourown.org/works/1104063 // <1K. Sunning Cardassians make excellent lounges, Julian finds.

* Another Line of Work Presents Itself, https://archiveofourown.org/works/1987704 "While wandering around a sun-warmed small town in central Cardassia Julian Bashir finds exactly what he was looking for. And a refreshing drink." // 3K. Julian POV. Spies gonna spy, official and nonofficial both. Part of this one is an outside POV, and it's hilarious.

* Little White Lies, https://archiveofourown.org/works/2128455 //9K. A series of laid-back ficlets, many set in the post-canon universe. These are lovely, and several are outside POV.

* Nine Years On, https://archiveofourown.org/works/2396348 "Elim Garak never imagined a future where he'd have to shave his husband for summer. Luckily, that's the one he's got. A glimpse into a little ritual between an old married couple." // 1.6K of co-grooming, Garak POV.
fanfic  DS9  gen  slash  pair:Garak/JulianBashir  ref:postcanon  ref:domestic  ref:curtainfic  ref:molasses  ref:pining  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:established  ref:politics  ref:spies  ref:outsiderPOV  ref:amnesia  ref:vignettes  via:the_electriclady  au:bmouse  fandom:DS9  ref:xeno 
14 days ago
Running on Air by eleventy7
Harry Potter, Harry/Draco. "Draco Malfoy has been missing for three years. Harry is assigned the cold case and finds himself slowly falling in love with the memories he collects." // 75K. EWE-ish, as it has Harry/Ginny but in a desultory fashion. At first it seems like it might be "Laura" revisited, but then it meanders off in another direction. Basic exercise in slow, with the pace of plant growth. It's readable ... in a not especially exciting way. Cursefic in the sense of magic mishap to be fixed. Essentially has two parts: first mystery to be solved, then relationship to be resolved.
fanfic  HarryPotter  slash  pair:HarryPotter/DracoMalfoy  ref:auror  ref:plot  ref:molasses  ref:curse  ref:roadtrip  au:eleventy7  fandom:HarryPotter 
15 days ago
Wolves and Women by onethingconstant
Black Panther, gen. "In which Shuri has a secret mission, Bucky has a secret hobby, and another little surrogate family is formed. Or, how Bucky and Shuri saved the future of Wakanda and became the most terrifying sibling act in the MCU. // 4K. Shuri POV. Two people at loose ends sort of hang out in the same vicinity, basically. (Not a pairing fic.)
fanfic  BlackPanther  gen  pair:Shuri|BuckyBarnes  ref:humor  ref:families  via:talitha78  au:onethingconstant  fandom:BlackPanther 
16 days ago
Under a Golden January Sun by newsbypostcard
Captain America, Steve/Bucky. Bucky gets rewired in Wakanda, Steve pines from afar until, after long months, Bucky gives him a call. // 17K of not much happening aside from industrial levels of interiority and mutual long-distance pining. However, this fic gives exceptional Shuri, which I'll likely want to read again. (Has a depressing sequel w/ A3 spoilers.)
fanfic  CaptainAmerica  slash  pair:SteveRogers/BuckyBarnes  ref:postcanon  ref:established  ref:pining  via:as_lld_again  au:newsbypostcard  fandom:CaptainAmerica 
19 days ago
True as Steel by daughterofmuses
Dresden Files, Marcone/Hendricks. "Marcone gets hit with a fuck or die, and dying's not on the cards while Hendricks still breathes. Friendship fic." // 1K. Don't think I'd read this one? Not a ship fic per se. Lots of angst and literature quoting (zero backstory speculation); HEA of a sort, if revenge counts.
fanfic  DresdenFiles  slash  pair:JohnMarcone/NathanHendricks  ref:sexpollen  ref:fuckordie  ref:first-time  ref:angst  ref:noncon  via:sophia_sol  au:daughterofmuses 
20 days ago
The Boys from Berlin Affair by Cord Smithee
Man from UNCLE, Napoleon/Illya. In the aftermath of Illya successfully infiltrating a Neo-Nazi group by impersonating one of its dead leaders, Nexor (who he remarkably, conveniently, but worryingly resembled), he and Napoleon continue their investigation, deal with the implications, and slide their working relationship into the bedroom as well.
// 25.7K. Extended ep-tag for S4E11 "The Gurnius Affair." It's really well done, with excellent writing, mild angst, and features a first time on a creaky Soviet sofabed.
"Born November 10th," Napoleon said, staring him in the eye. "1938. Blood type O, Rhesus factor negative. Allergic to penicillin. Farsighted, moderate astigmatism in the right eye requiring glasses for reading, should not impair field performance except in extreme circumstances. Notable that subject has never developed upper third molars; lower third molars removed surgically due to impaction. Aptitudes include exceptional ambidextrous eye-hand co-ordination and balance, as well as talents in mathematics, languages, music, and science which may be described as those of a prodigy. Subject is notable for a certain hastiness of temper and for potentially sadistic tendencies, which are adequately compensated by intense demonstrated personal and ideological loyalty."

Illya's brow furrowed. "You know all those things," he said, moving toward the left-hand of the two twin beds to collect his shoulder holster from the headboard, forcing his hunched shoulders to smooth. Given what Napoleon had endured at his hands, so recently, he had to admit he probably deserved the thrashing. "You've known them all for years. Shall I quote your file at you? The bit about thrill-seeking and overcompensation for perceived masculine inadequacies and unexpressed homosexual tendencies is particularly good lunchtime reading. Field agents are rarely entirely sane, my friend."

"Except I just provided you with the vital statistics for Colonel Maximilian Nexor. Both of them," Napoleon continued, mercilessly, as Illya turned toward him, feeling his jaw drop, his face go slack, his eyes go wide. "Except for the birth date, which only applies to the younger of the two. So what is it that you are not telling me, Illya Nickovetch?"

Illya meant to sit down on the edge of his bed. Ten years later, he still could not have explained how it was that he found himself on the floor.
fanfic  ManFromUNCLE  slash  pair:NapoleonSolo/IllyaKuryakin  ref:ep-tag  ref:casefic  ref:backstory  ref:angst  ref:first-time  ref:roadtrip  au:CordSmithee  fandom:MUNCLE 
22 days ago
Kiss and Tell by Blondie
Man from UNCLE, Napoleon/Illya. "Napoleon is sent to a Paris bordello to retrieve a stolen notebook." He decides the easiest way to succeed is by seducing the crook's boy-toy. Of course. // 10K, Napoleon POV, set when he's just a baby agent but already acquiring a certain reputation. Most of this author's stuff seems ehhh, but this one's pretty entertaining and pretty porny. (N.B. The "sequel" to this one appeared only in an old fanzine. Ergo, does not exist.)
fanfic  ManFromUNCLE  slash  pair:NapoleonSolo/IllyaKuryakin  ref:spies  ref:precanon  ref:plot  ref:casefic  ref:honeytrap  ref:rentboy  ref:dubcon  au:Blondie  fandom:MUNCLE 
22 days ago
Defector by Garonne
Man from UNCLE, gen. "On a rainy night in Belgrade, a Soviet scientist knocks on Napoleon and Illya's hotel room door and announces that he wants to defect." // 2K, yikes, short glance at that stuff no one wants to talk about...
fanfic  ManFromUNCLE  gen  ref:angst  ref:politics  au:garonne  fandom:MUNCLE 
23 days ago
The Big Wheel Affair by Garonne
Man from UNCLE, Napoleon/Illya. "Napoleon has a one-night stand with one of the Soviet agents at the UNCLE office in Vienna. Next morning he learns he's to be partnered with the man..." // 16K, a first-meet fic and a case fic, rolled into one. And it's really well done. Let's revisit old fandoms!
fanfic  ManFromUNCLE  slash  pair:NapoleonSolo/IllyaKuryakin  ref:spies  ref:casefic  ref:first-time  ref:UST  ref:precanon  au:garonne  fandom:MUNCLE 
23 days ago
The Bride of Mole Man by Werelibrarian
Daredevil, Matt/Foggy. Mole Man devilknaps Matt to become his future Sewer Empress. Foggy to the rescue? // 2K. Short, and all things smelly and adorable.
"I really wish someone would come save me," Matt says, and the tone of his voice is past "slightly pointed" and nearing "very stabby" so Foggy ducks out from behind the wall.
"Intruder!" Mole Man hisses, sweeping his cape around him like a Bela Lugosi impersonator.
"Hi," Foggy says lamely, "I'm here to pick up my husband, are you about done with him?"
fanfic  Daredevil  slash  pair:MattMurdock/FoggyNelson  ref:pretendcouple  ref:banter  ref:humor  ref:pining  via:fancake  au:werelibrarian  fandom:Daredevil 
23 days ago
Save This Dance by Xparrot
Man from UNCLE, Napoleon/Illya. "Trouble on an assignment has Illya considering his newly changed relationship with Napoleon." That is, Napoleon gets hospitalized, and Illya gets v.v. tense. // 10K of uncertainty and ~manly restraint and piiiining. And eventually H/C(ish).
fanfic  ManFromUNCLE  slash  pair:NapoleonSolo/IllyaKuryakin  ref:established  ref:angst  ref:H/C  ref:pining  au:Xparrot  fandom:MUNCLE  via:spellczech 
23 days ago
Catching Lightning in a Bottle by flailinginlove
Naruto, Iruka/Kakashi, AU. "Iruka gets a little more than he bargained for when he summons his first demon." // 10.5K. So Iruka's a small-time wizard who's trying to summon his first demon. He's aiming to get a puppy, but, well. Wow, v.v. porny magic AU.
fanfic  Naruto  slash  pair:KakashiHatake/IrukaUmino  AU  ref:fantasy  ref:magic  ref:knotting  ref:soulbond  via:esther_a  au:flailinginlove  fandom:Naruto 
24 days ago
Accept No Substitutes by flailinginlove
Naruto, Kakashi/Iruka. "After the war, Naruto tries to play matchmaker. Kakashi finds a loophole that gets him out of the date. Iruka is less than impressed." // 4K, fun, with lots of stabbing.
fanfic  Naruto  slash  pair:KakashiHatake/IrukaUmino  ref:humor  ref:dating  via:esther_a  au:flailinginlove  fandom:Naruto 
25 days ago
My Immortal Sanctuary Moon by st_aurafina
Murderbot Diaries, gen. "The shock cancellation of Sanctuary Moon leads the Murderbot to seek new forms of entertainment." // 1K, short and delightful. (It's a book fandom? No clue!)
fanfic  Murderbot  gen  ref:humor  ref:meta  ref:fandom  ref:robots  via:spatz  au:st_aurafina  fandom:MiscBooks 
25 days ago
If They Haven't Learned Your Name by silentwalrus
Captain America, Steve/Bucky. Steve, Sam, and Natasha drive around Europe and points north blowing up bases and looking for Bucky. Meanwhile Barnes skulks around in a spaceship avoiding them, while investigating llamas, hair conditioner, iPods, and dubstep. // 236K (whew). I think it's done now? Had this on subscribe; it's pretty readable despite the general weirdness and crazed length.
fanfic  CaptainAmerica  slash  pair:SteveRogers/BuckyBarnes  ref:H/C  ref:angst  ref:humor  ref:amnesia  ref:ancient-device  ref:alien-wtf  ref:bad-fucking-language  ref:roadtrip  au:silentwalrus  fandom:CaptainAmerica 
26 days ago
What Do We Do When the War Is Over? by arysteia
X-Factor, Julio/Star. Yet more "time travel bullshit" leads to accidental encounters with weddings, babies, and Mexico, and, for Julio, intrusive thoughts on those themes. // 7K. Weird, thought I'd saved this one at the time. A better HEA, sweet w/o being gooey.
fanfic  X-Factor  slash  pair:Shatterstar/Rictor  yuletide  yuletide2014  ref:timetravel  ref:fixit  au:arysteia  fandom:X-Factor 
26 days ago
Tempting Fate by Settiai
X-Factor, Julio/Star. "It was their night off, damn it, and Rictor was going to do everything he could to make sure they got to enjoy it for once." // 1K. Julio POV. Where "what could go wrong?" forever applies. Set during X-Factor.
fanfic  X-Factor  slash  pair:Shatterstar/Rictor  yuletide  yuletide2016  ref:humor  ref:vignette  ref:PWP  au:settiai  fandom:X-Factor 
26 days ago
A Stitch in Time by arysteia
X-Factor, Julio/Star. "Messing with Rictor is a big mistake. Messing with time to do it? Shatterstar's been training for this all his life." // 5.7K. Shatterstar POV. Old enemies getting even, so to the rescue! I'm also kinda amused by their attempt at a suburban lifestyle in this one.
fanfic  X-Factor  slash  pair:Shatterstar/Rictor  ref:angst  ref:timetravel  ref:bffs-to-lovers  au:arysteia  fandom:X-Factor 
26 days ago
El Príncipe Prometido by arysteia
X-Force, Julio/Star. In Mexico, Star wants to take some time off from roughing up Julio's family to visit the beach - and watch more TV. // 3K. Julio POV, who is too macho in his own mind for sunblock and the consequences thereof. H/C galore, preslash.
fanfic  X-Factor  gen  slash  pair:Shatterstar/Rictor  ref:H/C  ref:roadtrip  ref:bffs-to-lovers  au:arysteia  fandom:X-Factor 
26 days ago
Pselkie by song_of_staying
Psmith, Mike|Psmith. Mike meets Psmith, a magical variation. // 6K. As Mike gradually comes to understand, Psmith is a creature, others are eager to take advantage, Mike is unwilling to let them. To the rescue! I really dug au's prosaic approach to a magical AU. But there needs to be more -- it cuts off to soon, imho.
Mike’s train was delayed because of the strike organized by the Society of His Majesty’s Palm-readers. These public servants, having pooled their collective prophetic power, found that they were dissatisfied with their current and future wages, so they took matters into their own hands. On a good day, Mike was sympathetic to the plight of the common man. But it was in no way a good day. When Mike finally arrived to Sedleigh, several hours late and bored beyond endurance, he most uncharitably spat 'charlatans!' at the general crowd.
fandom  Psmith  gen  pair:RupertPsmith/MikeJackson  AU  ref:pastiche  ref:teenagers  ref:H/C  ref:magic  ref:selkie  ref:banter  au:song_of_staying  fandom:Psmith  fandom:PGWodehouse 
4 weeks ago
[Vidfic] Theatre of Coolty by NakedBee
Homestuck, Dirk/Dirk/Dirk/Dirk. "Four Dirks In Search Of an Author,"
"The Unbearable Lightness of Being Four Dirks," "Dirkencrantz And Gildensdirk And Two Other Dirks Are Dead" // Fanvid of a fanfic, ~24 min (tho doesn't feel that long). HOMG, bizarre mashup of Beckett, Ionesco, theatre of the absurd/cruelty/vateffer ... but really funny? I know zilch about Homestuck other than reading small bits of its fanfic now and then (because porn. strange porn. I will read that.), but I loved this goofy thing. (Pretty inspired rec round over there...)
fanfic  fanvid  Homestuck  gen  ref:humor  ref:angst  ref:existentialism  ref:bad-fucking-language  via:fancake  au:nakedbee  au:duckface  fandom:Homestuck 
5 weeks ago
#OccultChicago by lucia_tanaka
Dresden Files, gen. Log of an IRC channel for those in the know, run by a suspect bot script. // Three short LJ comments, kink meme fill. I'd forgotten about this one! It's v.v. cute. (And now saved on the Wayback Machine, just in case. You're welcome, fandom~)
fanfic  DresdenFiles  gen  ref:humor  ref:epistolary  ref:Internet  via:fancake  au:lucia_tanaka  fandom:DresdenFiles 
5 weeks ago
Science Triptych by Fahye
Doctor Who, Doctor/Master. The Doctor and the Master, traveling in the TARDIS. // 8K total, Master POV. Set of three fics, presumably 10 and an alt outcome of "Last of the Time Lords" (but would work for any version, really). Weird, artsy, freeform stream of consciousness working out/on/with/against a complex and v.v. alien relationship of two mad scientists, spanning time and multiple dimensions. Neat.
* Mendelian Inheritance, https://archiveofourown.org/works/517157 "They are what they become, which is the spontaneous dispersal of energy."
* Resonance Structures, https://archiveofourown.org/works/517158 "As a general rule, the way humans think about the universe is incorrect by a magnitude of a single dimension."
* Uncertainty Principles, https://archiveofourown.org/works/517161 "Every time he doesn't leave, every time he makes a choice, he feels the universe splintering under his hands."
fanfic  DoctorWho  slash  pair:Doctor/Master  ref:futurefic  ref:backstory  ref:roadtrip  ref:enemyslash  ref:enemysex  ref:bffs-to-lovers  au:fahye  fandom:DoctorWho 
5 weeks ago
Wolves of Oxford by codswallop
Endeavour, Morse/Thursday. Iskryne/Psychic wolves AU. The Oxford police's wolves are a mix of a few ex-Army, such as Thursday's wolfbrother Ares, but mostly "military excess," such as Morse's wolfsister Sieglinde. // 27K in 4 parts. I love the weirdness of fandom; it is amazing. Not a pairing fic per se, feels IC for everyone, and is surprisingly readable. (See also DiraSudis GenKill AU.)

* Wolves of Oxford, https://archiveofourown.org/works/5881819 "Thursday's wolfbrother doesn't think much of the new recruit." // 1.5K, Thursday POV, meeting prickly pilot!Morse - and partner.

* "White Light, White Heat," https://archiveofourown.org/works/5905090 "Morse's wolfsister goes into heat while Morse and Thursday are alone together on a stakeout." // 6K. As advertised!

* "Taken," https://archiveofourown.org/works/6075393 "Wolf pups are expected at Cowley any day, but disaster strikes first." // 11K, casefic. Morse is being typically contrary when he gets coshed and Sieglinde gets dognapped.

* "Second Heat," https://archiveofourown.org/works/6302236 "Everyone has an opinion about who should breed Morse's wolfsister this time around." // 8K. Bright informs Morse that he's expecting him to consider a multiple breeding if he values his career. Right.
fanfic  Endeavour  Companion-to-Wolves  slash  pair:EndeavourMorse/FredThursday  AU  ref:fusionfic  ref:Iskryne  ref:wolves  ref:dubcon  ref:H/C  ref:animal-companions  ref:telepathy  ref:casefic  ref:heat  au:codswallop  fandom:Endeavour  fandom:Morse 
5 weeks ago
In Vain the Am'rous Flute and Soft Guitar by Garonne
Lewis, Lewis/Hathaway. "Dr Hobson persuades Lewis and Hathaway to attend the annual Oxford Baroque Orchestra's Christmas concert, with unforeseen results. Casefic." // 11K, multiple POVs. A few murders accompanied by historical conductor trivia. An odd variation on established -- several years of protracted awkwardness and USTing after a one-night roll. Not the worst, but more second tier.
fanfic  Lewis  slash  pair:RobbieLewis/JamesHathaway  ref:established  ref:pining  ref:miscommunication  via:healingmirth  au:garonne  fandom:Lewis  via:helenthesecond 
6 weeks ago
Benediction by manic_intent
Black Panther, T'Challa/M'Baku. "Beside the mountain lake, a stretch of snow was cordoned off by laughing children. A snow sculpture competition was furiously underway." // 2.7K. M'Baku has discovered the only upside of StarkPads. Stealth xover with "I Am Maru."
fanfic  BlackPanther  slash  pair:T'Challa/M'Baku  ref:humor  via:shadowkeeper  au:manic_intent  fandom:BlackPanther 
7 weeks ago
Confirmation Bias by novembersmith
Integrate (Thea Hayworth), slash. "So his new partner was surprisingly not completely un-attractive, for a human. Gavin Hayes had impressive aptitude scores, and a friendly smile, and eyes sharp as winter currents, taking in the station and remembering names and details with an ease that belied his causal charm. All things that transcended species boundaries and general integumentary inadequacies. It didn’t mean Sezin found him sexy." // 14K, Sezin POV. Buddy cops in a dual-species colony with healthy helping of tentacle smut. I dunno that the fanfic's all that (everyone in it sounds like a teenager), but the ebook it's written for turned out to be quite nifty. Soooo fanfic prompted me to get ebook, but fanfic contains mucho spoilers. Such is fandom. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/531622
fanfic  Integrate  slash  pair:Sezin/GavinHayes  yuletide  yuletide2017  ref:police  ref:humor  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:alien-wtf  ref:tentacles  via:as_lld_again  au:novembersmith  fandom:MiscBooks 
7 weeks ago
You Told The Drunks I Knew Karate by beccatoria
Star Wars, Rey/Finn/Poe. "Finn is drunk and on a ladder." (You Told The Drunks I Knew Karate, Zoey Van Goey.) // Oh. Was not expecting that. Goofy, sure, but also sweetest, most touching vid I've seen in a while. Youtube + DL link.
fanvid  StarWars  pair:Rey/Finn/Poe  au:beccatoria  fandom:StarWars  via:templemarker 
7 weeks ago
Advice for the Love-Lorn by kindkit
Lewis, Lewis/Hathaway. "Lewis has advice, but not answers."
One Sunday evening when he's improving Hathaway's education with a classic Doctor Who serial the lad missed because he was--well, best not to think about how old he was when it aired--he's startled to realise that he's just said, "You ought to find yourself a nice girl."
Hathaway looks at him, one of those looks that would've been a professional asset if he'd become a priest and isn't un-useful for a copper either, and says, "Why?"
// 1.4K, Lewis POV, set some vague point post-Dead of Winter. As per commenter, "the definitive sofa-based getting-together scene." Nothing gets settled per se but plying interrogation skillz with an eventual proposition.
#retag
fanfic  Lewis  slash  pair:RobbieLewis/JamesHathaway  au:kindkit  fandom:Lewis 
8 weeks ago
Time Yet for a Hundred Indecisions by jessclare
Lewis, Lewis/Hathaway. "There's breakfast and kissing." // 3K of Hathaway kitchen puttering, making coffee and hopelessly pining for his guv'nor. Prolly insufficient religious meditation and literary allusion, but still pretty and has HEA in a gen-ish way.
#retag
fanfic  Lewis  slash  pair:RobbieLewis/JamesHathaway  au:jessclare  fandom:Lewis 
8 weeks ago
Fanhackers: An overview of the major economic sectors in Fanfic vs the US
Charts, graphs, data, hilarity.
The nation of Fanfiction has a unique economic footprint. As areas of employment, agriculture and manufacture are nearly non-existent, suggesting that even processed goods are readily available in the natural environment. This resource generation seems linked to the placement of naturally occurring dwellings, as little construction exists, and transport jobs are minimal. With so much readily available, social progress is a low priority; computing, engineering and science are all far less active than the rates seen in America, and law and social work are similarly diminished.

The prosperity of the environment creates a surplus of leisure time, which many fill with additional education and training. Nearly a third of the population are employed in colleges as professors or full-time academics, while another quarter work as high-school teachers. Entertainment and the arts are prospering, and food retailers - predominantly small, locally owned artisanal coffeeshops - are commonplace. Non-food retail is largely focussed on luxuries such as flowers, books and pets. However, crime rates have risen in line with increased leisure; while criminal activities are not directly measured in this survey, law enforcement employs around 2.5 times as many people per head of the population as the police force in the United States.
"Raise your hand if you’d like to live in the nation of Fanfiction. o/"

Like Tahiti, a magical place. I laughed hard over all these (that big chunk of the entertainment sector devoted to "prostitution"). But no, rather not live in a world where no one fixes sewers, paves potholes, or manufactures paperclips.
fanhackers  via:otw_news 
8 weeks ago
You Know I'd Quench That Thirst by napricot
Captain America, Steve/Bucky, Steve/Peggy, Steve/Bucky/Peggy, Steve/the USO Tour. After the serum, Steve, whose sexual experience amounted to Bucky-Once-In-a-While, has a raging libido with no help but his hand until the USO comes to his rescue. Bucky and Peggy are willing to assist with his "medical condition," but after he's revived his life's filled with fail: everyone's too in awe of the icon to fuck him. So that's other reason he's desperate to find Bucky. // 38K. Goofy, fun idea, and some bits are legit hilarious with a side order of angsty woobie. Probably the best Peggy/Bucky threesome I've hit so far. But. Later it seems to wobble about in a goal-less way, aside from ticking off a checklist of fanon issues to cover. Also loaded with jarringly anachronistic phrasings / dialogue, like constantly hitting mental speed bumps for me. Ergo ambivalent: maybe reread, maybe not.
fanfic  CaptainAmerica  slash  pair:SteveRogers/BuckyBarnes  pair:SteveRogers/PeggyCarter  pair:SteveRogers/BuckyBarnes/PeggyCarter  pair:SteveRogers/USOTour  ref:postcanon  ref:established  ref:first-time  ref:humor  ref:Internet  au:napricot  fandom:CaptainAmerica 
8 weeks ago
Brighter Than Night by mangochi
Black Panther, T'Challa/M'Baku. "T'Challa spreads his hands, his eyes still gleaming. A predator, draped in sheepskin, innocence quivering from his every pore. 'Can a king not pay a visit to his friend?'" // 4.5K. Quivering pores. Whole fic could use a stiff beta for the weird word substitutions. Otherwise, fluffy smut in the great out-of-doors. Out-of-caves. Whichever.
fanfic  BlackPanther  slash  pair:T'Challa/M'Baku  ref:postcanon  ref:touring  ref:first-time  ref:pricklypair  ref:humor  via:stickmarionette  au:mangochi  fandom:BlackPanther 
8 weeks ago
Bridge, Bloom, and Barrier (series) by Gileonnen
Black Panther, T'Challa/M'Baku, series. Sexy tiems via the Haggard / Kipling / Merritt "visit a mysterious lost civilization" genre. I've always found these detours through Shangri-la mildly readable, but not everyone does.

* A Rare Bloom, https://archiveofourown.org/works/13785060 "When Shuri finds evidence that the heart-shaped herb might still be growing wild in Jabariland, T'Challa and M'Baku embark on a quest to find it. As the journey takes them deep into the mountains, though, their newfound trust—and growing attraction—is tested." // 6.6K. T'Challa gets the mountain-hiking tour. (Tags: "Amateur Archaeology" and "Mutual Masturbation." Hola fandom.) It seemed fine (and has camping, which naturally I wanna read), but then something about the ending bugged me -- I found the statuary condescending? -- and I put off making a decision about it. But now there's a sequel...

* The City and the Garden, https://archiveofourown.org/works/13932657 "When T'Challa receives an invitation to Jabariland, he hopes to deepen his growing intimacy with M'Baku. When he arrives, though, he finds himself learning far more than he had expected about Jabariland and its people." // 4.6K. T'Challa gets the urban-stroll tour. (Tags: "Sustainable Agriculture" and "Anal Sex." Go go fandom.) A cool aspect here is Wakanda's first toe-dip into the Olympics, a v.v. fun notion; like everyone else, they are WE WILL WIN ALL THE THINGS. (Tho this Midwesterner assumed she was reading about basketball until the player did the kick. WUT. Oh. Soccer. Right. That exists.)
fanfic  BlackPanther  slash  pair:T'Challa/M'Baku  ref:postcanon  ref:pricklypair  ref:camping  ref:touring  ref:first-time  ref:humor  au:Gileonnen  fandom:BlackPanther 
8 weeks ago
Power Couple by hawkguy
Captain America, Sharon/Natasha. Sharon runs into Natasha periodically, and periodically they hook up. // 1.5K (guestimate), Sharon POV, post-WS. Plot-free, just two easy-going spies, dropping in, wandering off, all very mysterious lol.
fanfic  CaptainAmerica  femslash  pair:NatashaRomanova/SharonCarter  ref:postcanon  au:hawkguy  fandom:CaptainAmerica 
10 weeks ago
Meet the campaign connecting affluent techies with progressive candidates around the country - The Verge
@pinboard, raising money.
Meet the Great Slate — a fundraising campaign that raised nearly a million dollars in 2017, mostly through Twitter, for eight seemingly random Congressional candidates from across the country. The Great Slate has no splashy slogans, no slick logos: just a bare-bones website, a donate button, and a lot of jokes on Twitter.
politics  pinboard  via:popular 
10 weeks ago
Steve Rogers: PR Disaster by idiopathicsmile
Captain America, gen. "Interlude: The Story of Steve 'Walking PR Nightmare' Rogers, and How For a Short While He Single-Handedly Destroyed the Emotional Health of Eva Laura Ortiz, His Now Ex-Publicist." // 4K. Humor(ish) fic, same general theme (but less polished) as the other by hollimichele, still fun. (Tumblr only.)
fanfic  CaptainAmerica  gen  ref:humor  ref:cultureclash  ref:outsiderPOV  via:epaulettes  au:idiopathicsmile  fandom:CaptainAmerica 
10 weeks ago
The King and M'Baku by tehtarik
Black Panther, T'Challa/M'Baku. So the Great Gorilla rescued the King of the Cats. Per Hanuman, M'Baku owes him three lives, so this is a good start. // 5K. ~Literary-type world building. Vaguely folktale structure, with lots of grumbling. :)
fanfic  BlackPanther  slash  pair:T'Challa/M'Baku  ref:postcanon  ref:backstory  ref:enemyslash  ref:pricklypair  via:stickmarionette  au:tehtarik  fandom:BlackPanther 
10 weeks ago
Farm-to-Table, Non-GMO, Responsibly Sourced by impertinence
Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Rosa/Amy. "What's the best way to catch some radical socialist maple syrup thieves? Go undercover as a couple with a twee Brooklyn store, of course." //5.7K. Amy POV, mostly awkward angst but smidgen of porn.
fanfic  Brooklyn99  femslash  pair:RosaDiaz/AmySantiago  ref:humor  ref:awkward  ref:casefic  ref:first-time  ref:undercover  ref:pretendcouple  ref:pretendgay  au:impertinence  fandom:Brooklyn99 
10 weeks ago
Lords of Misrule by FabulaRasa
Lord of the Rings, Legolas/Gimli. "After all battles are over and all victories declared, Gimli and Legolas take a journey to Fangorn together." Something's bothering Legolas, and Gimli's going to figure it out. Eventually. // 11.5K, Gimli POV. Wow, porn! Same basic roadtrip fic as the others, but way smuttier than I'm used to for this pairing (= amusingly shocking :).
fanfic  LotR  slash  pair:Gimli/Legolas  ref:pining  ref:oblivious  ref:miscommunication  ref:bad-fucking-language  ref:first-time  via:Tafadhali  au:fabularasa  fandom:LotR 
10 weeks ago
I Have Seen the Sun Break Through by ComplicatedLight
Lewis, Lewis/Hathaway. The two go for a New Year's Day ramble in the countryside, where poetry is recited and an understanding is reached. // 5.5K, Lewis POV. Yes, all right. But nothing really happens in this fic aside from walking about. (I mean, it's all a ~classic huddling-for-warmth set up, which would be followed by drying off in a B&B with a comfy bed. But none of that ever materializes in this fic.) Preslash, so perplexing.
fanfic  Lewis  gen  pair:RobbieLewis/JamesHathaway  via:unread  au:complicatedlight  fandom:Lewis 
10 weeks ago
Fake Married by hawkguy
Black Widow, Natasha/Yelena. Yelena's op gets crashed by Natasha, who has her own plans for the mission.
The afternoon sun is shining down on them, highlighting bright blonde hair held back in a wispy, unassuming romantic braid, and Yelena clenches her fists, tucking them away in the pockets of her dress.
A hand slips around her waist, easy as anything but Yelena tenses anyways, every line in her body screaming fight or flight but she rolls her shoulders, forces a smile and hopes it doesn't come out a grimace.
"I'm Natalie Rushman and this is my wife, Ellen Bailey."
// 12K? Yelena POV (i.e., resentful, envious, and wound up...). LOL. I love fics where Natasha cruises in, takes over, and saunters off again.
fanfic  Avengers  femslash  pair:NatashaRomanova/YelenaBelova  ref:616  ref:spies  ref:casefic  ref:undercover  ref:pretendcouple  ref:enemyslash  ref:domestic  via:as_lld_again  fandom:CaptainAmerica 
10 weeks ago
Team Dynamics, Family, and Other Things That Will Hurt You by pistol
Losers, Cougar/Jensen. I've read this one a couple of times. It starts out so interesting, with basic training and all, but eventually it just ... derails, then I'll remember why I didn't bookmark it the last few times. So. Future reference.
==========================
How Jake Jensen fell in with the Losers.

Spatz: No longer on AO3, but I found all of the parts on Wayback Machine:
1 - https://web.archive.org/web/20120214193527/http://archiveofourown.org:80/works/332652
2 - https://web.archive.org/web/20130925033941/http://archiveofourown.org/works/318050?view_full_work=true
3 - https://web.archive.org/web/20121006004606/http://archiveofourown.org:80/works/527033?view_adult=true
fanfic  Losers  slash  ref:precanon  ref:teamfic  ref:pining  ref:H/C  ref:ptsd  au:pistol  fandom:Losers  via:spatz  pair:JakeJensen/CougarAlvarez 
10 weeks ago
They're good dogs Brent by Platinumvampyr, bessyboo
@dog_rates | WeRateDogs (Twitter), fanvid. "You're A Good Dog" by Laurel Canyon Animal Company. // Stills vid mainly, but full of feels. (A year or so back, I lost an entire day on backreading this account...)
fanvid  WeRateDogs  via:endeniem  au:platinumvampyr  au:bessyboo 
11 weeks ago
Shadow of the Panther by manic_intent
Black Panther, T'Challa/M'Baku.

* "Shadow of the Panther," http://archiveofourown.org/works/13678536 T'Challa drops in on M'Baku to thank him for the help from the Jabari. M'Baku, not really into it. Initially. // 2K, followup fic. Not quite enemy slash, but definitely prickly pair. I'm into it.

* "All the Stars," http://archiveofourown.org/works/13749327 M'Baku and T'Challa wrestle with their respective communities and the other tribes, navigating the uncertain ground after the aborted civil war and tentative international relations, even while an underground radical faction in Wakanda steps up to murders, bombings, and assorted terrorist plots. // 39K. Wow. Apparently previous fic was just an intro to really ambitious, cool, complicated, plotty expansion on canon that touches on all the tribes and their backgrounds, with particular focus on the Jabari. Detective procedural with politics, factions, conspiracies, ancestors, mysticism, technology, and periodic smut. Possibly the one-true-fanfic. (Note: comment response at http://archiveofourown.org/comments/152738103 goes over some of the plot developments in more detail.)
fanfic  BlackPanther  slash  gen  pair:T'Challa/M'Baku  ref:plot  ref:conspiracy  ref:pricklypair  ref:politics  au:manic_intent  fandom:BlackPanther  ref:best-of-rec 
11 weeks ago
The History Bros by jedusaur
Check Please, gen(ish). After Jack walks in on Holster and Ransom trying to educate Bittle on hockey history, Jack must ensure this task is performed properly.
“Oh, hey, Jack!” Bitty’s sitting on the couch, carefully protected from the stained upholstery by a meticulously arranged pink-and-white quilt. “Ransom and Holster are teaching me about the history of the NHL.”
“He didn’t know what a Gordie Howe hat trick was.” Holster spreads his hands. “How this kid made an NCAA team...”
“By playing hockey,” Bitty grumps cheerfully.
Ransom shakes his head in despair. “We had to educate him right from the top.”
“So.” Jack folds his arms. “Instead of working on skills that might actually make you useful to our team right now, you’re dwelling on irrelevant things that happened a century ago..."
Bitty’s happy eyebrows start to wilt.
“...and you didn’t invite the history major?”
// 4K, Jack POV, filled with lulzy anxiety: "He silently resolves to try harder to relax." Bits of Jack's background, and sort of pre-slash, and gently amusing.
fanfic  CheckPlease  gen  pair:EricBittle/JackZimmermann  ref:humor  ref:angst  ref:backstory  via:sophia_sol  au:jedusaur  fandom:CheckPlease 
11 weeks ago
Outside the World Seems a Violent Place by LaVoileBlanche
Class, Charlie/Matteusz, Miss Quill, Ram/April, etc. Set of ep-related Class fics, including a post-canon sort-of fix-it. // 6K total, set of plot-free fics with weird, overly long titles. But hey, Class fic. I was never sold on Ram/April to begin with, so leaving that one aside.
fanfic  Class  slash  het  gen  pair:CharlieSmith/MatteuszAndrzejewski  pair:CharlieSmith|MissQuill  ref:established  ref:ep-tag  ref:angst  ref:teenagers  ref:alien-wtf  ref:fix-it  au:LaVoileBlanche  fandom:DoctorWho 
11 weeks ago
Lovefool by Kittendiamore
Captive Prince, Damen/Laurent, AU. After Damen spots an intriguing Craigslist ad, he acquires a boyfriend to take a family party attended by his ex -- and his brother who she's now dating.
"I'm a 21 y.o art student (male), writing a thesis on the relationship between performance and the awareness of the audience. You don't care about that. I'm an actor offering to give you the most dramatic night of your life. I'll be your date to any event/function/family gathering, and convince your friends/family members that I'm either: the biggest mistake of your life or the best thing that ever happened to you. Up to you. I'm very good at what I do."
// 5K, haven't read supacat's book, but variations on pretend boyfriend are always great, and this one's pretty entertaining, no fandom knowledge required.
fanfic  CaptivePrince  slash  pair:Damen/Laurent  AU  ref:modern  ref:pretendcouple  via:shadowkeeper  au:kittendiamore  fandom:MiscBooks 
12 weeks ago
A Quite Unlosable Game by some_stars
Dark Angel, Alec/OFCs,OMCs, Alec/Max. "It's different when it's for the job. (Or, Alec and sex: a history.)" // 10K, backstory of Alec growing up in Manticore, receiving sex-ed in the creepy-ass laboratory, assassination training way. Unsettling, full of noncon/dubcon, and Max going into heat in Terminal City an afterthought (and not esp. sexy for either).
fanfic  DarkAngel  het  pair:MaxGuevara/AlecMcDowell  ref:precanon  ref:postcanon  ref:backstory  ref:dubcon  ref:noncon  via:templemarker  au:some_stars  fandom:DarkAngel 
12 weeks ago
Werewolves of London by mardia
Rivers of London, AU, gen. Basically canon, only now Nightingale's a werewolf as well, having gotten chomped during Ettersberg. Thomas doesn't esp. like other werewolves, ergo various undefined/vaguely hostile political goings-on to the side. // 14K, Peter POV. Labeled as a pairing fic, but it's not really. Also not entirely clear that it's finished, though an epilogue's posted. Anyway, the Really Big Dog type of werewolf here. So long since the first few chapters, that I can't actually remember the details, so read it again sometime...
I spoke too soon -- not finished yet, it seems.
fanfic  Rivers-of-London  gen  pair:PeterGrant/ThomasNightingale  AU  ref:WIP  ref:werewolf  ref:smarm  au:mardia  fandom:RiversOfLondon 
february 2018
And We'll Talk in Present Tenses by lamardeuse
Lewis, Lewis/Hathaway. Lewis has been helping on weekends with his daughter's house reno; then she recruits Hathaway as well. When the two arrive in Manchester, they discover that Lyn and her SO believe they're a couple. // 16K, Lewis POV. Read this before! Details have been jossed, but overall it's a sweet, likable pretend-couple outing with the usual progression and HEA. (I need to tag the DIY fics. I love this stuff...)

* Cause for Celebration," http://archiveofourown.org/works/289503 // 2K, Robbie's birthday, and special plans.

* "In the Family," http://archiveofourown.org/works/336063 // <1K. The granddaughter's birthday.
fanfic  Lewis  slash  pair:RobbieLewis/JamesHathaway  ref:pretendcouple  ref:pining  ref:UST  ref:first-time  ref:established  ref:domestic  ref:DIY  au:lamardeuse  fandom:Lewis 
february 2018
Cool It by neveralarch
Doctor Who, Master/Missy. "Missy's still trying to decide who exactly she's supposed to be. (A short period of calm, contemplation, and outdoor sex during World Enough and Time/The Doctor Falls.)" // 3K. Master-bation fic yay. Missy's unbalanced POV, interacting with a past self she doesn't particularly like, even while both are low-key lusting after the Doctor's time and attention...
fanfic  DoctorWho  het  pair:Missy/Master  ref:12  ref:missing-scene  ref:amnesia  ref:PWP  au:neveralarch  fandom:DoctorWho 
february 2018
Another Thing to Fall by Suzan_Lovett
Lewis, Lewis/Hathaway. A disruptive film crew invades the town to film a TV documentary about religious antiquities, along with an old seminary crush of Hathaway's. The latest bodies and disappearances may or may not be related. // 120K. Novel-length tour de force, multi-casefic with alternating POVs. Hathaway as the tallest of pine trees, loads of interesting OCs, plus Monty the Cat. Had an excellent time reading this, with lots of pleasant (and less pleasant) surprises.
fanfic  Lewis  slash  pair:RobbieLewis/JamesHathaway  ref:casefic  ref:pining  ref:religion  ref:first-time  ref:best-of-rec  au:Suzan_Lovett  fandom:Lewis  via:helenthesecond 
february 2018
Cinderella by verity
Yuri on Ice, Yurio/Otabek. When Yurio is hanging with Otabek in Almaty, he tells him what he wants for his birthday: sex. With someone else. Specifically Otabek. However, Otabek's dick of doom presents a problem. // 7K. Yuri POV. Here, Otabek is a) a slob and b) a grower, not a shower, and c) both are of epic proportions. (Ergo, funny title.) This is set a few years after canon with an uncomfortably accurate depiction of the fug and pigsty of dudes living on their own. Mildly angst-y and introspection-y, lots of fumbly porn. Missed it when first posted.
fanfic  Yuri-on-Ice  slash  pair:YuriPlisetsky/OtabekAltin  ref:postcanon  ref:PWP  ref:virginity  ref:first-time  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:size  ref:fumbling  via:sophia_sol  au:verity  fandom:Yuri_on_Ice 
february 2018
The Weighing of the Heart by divingforstones
Lewis, Lewis/Hathaway. One of Lewis's old cases suddenly revives, and he's hustled off into a witness protection program without a word to anyone, for an undetermined amount of time. Hathaway is left bereft and wallowing in angst for thousands of words. // 60K, Hathaway POV, Lewis only appears at the beginning and end(!). I liked Laura and Monty enormously in this fic, but tbh it's far too long for what it is. I didn't find the basic, overall setup sufficiently convincing that it could be airly waved off with "not talking about it," as this fic depends on. Also not a soupcon of pairing content until boom, out of nowhere at the end, and then it seemed vaguely infantile. I wanted to like this one -- I invested an awful lot of time into reading it, after all. But I don't think I did.
fanfic  Lewis  slash  gen  pair:RobbieLewis/JamesHathaway  ref:angst  ref:pining  au:divingforstones  fandom:Lewis 
february 2018
cascades. by orange_crushed
Captain America, Steve/Bucky. Steve, who'd been thought to be blown up in the Arctic, was discovered to be alive in the 1950s when he began to make ghostly manifestations on beaches along the East Coast. After Steve's coaxed back into our dimension, Peggy and Howard are working on how to make his stay permanent when a foiled assassination attempt on Peggy reveals a conspiracy and offers a new piece toward solving Steve's puzzle. // 152K (!). Odd premise of Steve being, basically, Dr. Manhattan (sans time travel) and drifting about like a lost soul until the problem of Bucky restores purpose to his life. Also features return of some Howlies, and comics version of Bucky's memory cure. Was legit worried how some of the problems in this fic were going to be solved, but author manages! Pretty engrossing, imho.
fanfic  CaptainAmerica  slash  pair:SteveRogers/BuckyBarnes  ref:fork  ref:ancient-device  ref:PTSD  ref:amnesia  ref:first-time  au:orange_crushed  fandom:CaptainAmerica 
february 2018
The Unlocking and the Lift Away by Lake (beyond_belief)
Generation Kill, Brad/Ray. Ray steals a cat, ditches a boyfriend, and winds up in Georgia living in Brad's spare room while taking an MBA course. // 59K. Read this one before and didn't save it because, despite being well written in all other respects, neither one sounds much like their characters; they're Generic Nice Fanfic Dudes on whom you could search/replace for any fandom. OTOH, it's peak curtainfic, right down to buying towels at Target (I am weak for all that). So I found myself reading it again, wallowing in the domesticity and sighing a bit over the blandness of the characterizations. And doubtless I will again in future, as there is insufficient Brad/Ray to get picky about it. So, here we are: in a world where Brad and Ray aren't foul-mouthed assholes with more baggage than a transcontinental Amtrack run. /shrug
fanfic  GenerationKill  slash  pair:Brad/Ray  ref:postcanon  ref:college  ref:curtainfic  ref:domestic  ref:UST  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:first-time  au:beyond_belief  fandom:GenerationKill 
february 2018
By Any Other Name by astolat
Witcher, Geralt/Emhyr. Vesemir takes in Duny, a stray he'd found in the woods, for witcher training in payment for removing his curse. Vesemir doesn't trust him, but over time fellow trainee Geralt becomes more and more fascinated with him. // 25K, multi-POV. Long, plotty training fic culminating in a conspiracy (that's always fun).

* "Demands of the Dead," https://archiveofourown.org/works/13039464 Duny lights remembrance candles. // <1K, gen. Extra midfic scene.
fanfic  Witcher  slash  gen  pair:Geralt/Emhyr  AU  ref:fork  ref:UST  ref:teenagers  ref:conspiracy  ref:first-time  au:astolat  au:shallot  fandom:Witcher 
january 2018
Thirty-Nine Years by sevenfists
Hockey RPS (Penguins), Sid/Geno. Now living in Halifax, retired Sidney flies off to Moscow to reconnect with retired Geno and sound him out on the possibility of LTR action. // 20.6K, Bi!Sid POV. Slow-motion fic of ~feelings and touristy activity. Did occur to me often that learning even some hello-where's-the-john?-level Russian would have been a demonstration of good faith on Sid's part. Eh, wadda I know. It's readable, some smut, minor mutterings re: hair-loss and middle-age spread.
fanfic  HockeyRPS  slash  pair:SidneyCrosby/EvgenyMalkin  ref:Penguins  ref:postcanon  ref:futurefic  ref:retirement  ref:pining  ref:miscommunication  ref:first-time  via:sophia_sol  au:sevenfists  fandom:HockeyRPS 
january 2018
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