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Say You Will, Say You Won't by Traincat
Spiderman/Fantastic Four, Peter/Johnny. Johnny persuades Peter to help him out by temporarily marrying him so he can evade a marriage commitment from the Negative Zone. // Fun, goofy -- particularly when all the villains start commiserating with Spider-man because Torch has married some nobody named Parker. The usual ending for these sorts of things.
fanfic  Spiderman  slash  pair:PeterParker/JohnnyStorm  ref:616  ref:marriage-of-convenience  ref:banter  ref:humor  ref:BFFs-to-lovers  au:traincat  fandom:MiscMarvel 
may 2015
Life Sentence by astolat
Fast & Furious, Dom/Brian, AU. Dom's back in Lompoc penitentary for a 25-to-life stretch, so he cuts a deal to soul-bond with a fed as a get out of jail free card. Meanwhile, Brian's being offered a mission he wishes he could refuse. // I prefer Brian/Roman, I don't like soulbond fics, and astolat's kinks are not mine, so ... surprise! Enjoyable read, with insane car stunts and copious smut. Similar theme in an SPN fic of hers from back when.
fanfic  via:sophia_sol  Fast-and-Furious  slash  ref:plot  ref:soulbond  ref:enemyslash  ref:cops-crooks  au:astolat  fandom:Fast-and-Furious  AU  ref:roadtrip 
may 2015
First Impressions by marinarusalka
Marvel Adventures, Steve/Tony. Meet the Future Father-in-Law: When Howard flies through NYC, Tony tries to make sure Steve's out of town -- unsuccessfully. Cue excruciating dinner with dad. // MA brand of Howard Awful and Tony Insecurity. Cute. Bonus clever supervillian takedown.
fanfic  Avengers  slash  pair:TonyStark/SteveRogers  ref:MA  ref:humor  ref:fluff  au:marinarusalka  fandom:Avengers  fandom:MiscMarvel 
may 2015
At Your Service by Faith Wood
Harry Potter, Harry/Draco. "Hogwarts students are in danger; Harry is determined to save them all. There's only one thing he knows for certain: Draco Malfoy is somehow involved." After everyone returns to school, someone in a black cloak is spotted stalking the halls at night. No one's overly concerned until the first student dies. // 96K. Long, complicated mystery plot; I thought I'd had it figured out, but I was wrong. Woo.
fanfic  HarryPotter  slash  pair:HarryPotter/DracoMalfoy  ref:postcanon  ref:ewe  ref:mystery  ref:plot  au:faithwood  fandom:HarryPotter 
may 2015
The To-Do List by ipoiledi
Captain America, Steve/Natasha. Natasha decides to introduce Steve to sex with women via a bout of friendly fucking. Steve's willing to give it a go. // Short, fun PWP. Agenda-free dropping in segues into sexy teims, vibrator included. Bonus: ignores existence of last avengers flick. Past S/B, N/C implied.
fanfic  CaptainAmerica  het  pair:SteveRogers/NatashaRomanova  ref:postcanon  ref:bros  ref:fluff  ref:PWP  via:betweenthebliss  au:ipoiledi  fandom:CaptainAmerica 
may 2015
Teumessian Fox by onvavoir
Captain America/Daredevil. Matt picks up an unusual guy in a bar, and a good time turns into a succession of good times until Matt's curiosity wins out, and he decides to find out who he's been sleeping with. // Matt POV. WIP-ish: a set of v. short fics that could just as easily have been one fic, but surprisingly readable, fairly porny until the last few when the one-night stands turn into legal reprsentation. Evidently ongoing.
fanfic  CaptainAmerica  Daredevil  slash  pair:MattMurdock/BuckyBarnes  ref:xover  ref:gaybar  ref:ptsd  ref:angst  au:onvavoir  fandom:Daredevil  fandom:CaptainAmerica 
may 2015
Interlude With Some Vampires by binz, shiplizard
Discworld, Glenda/Nutt. "Glenda and Nutt in Quirm. Romances aren't as tidy when they happen in real life, but that doesn't mean they aren't worth having." An orc and a pie-maker on a daytrip fall in amongst terribly refined vampires. Some of whom sparkle a bit. And deliver makeovers.
The one bad shock she had was passing one of the curtained alcoves and having it pulled open from inside. A figure lurched out, pale and red-lipped, face in a mask of anguish. She recoiled against Nutt, and she felt something dig into her wrist.
"Antoine!" whined the figure. "Where is the count?"
"Go back to bed, Marcus," Antoine said, unmoved. "You're scaring the guests."
"I must speak with him, Antoine! I am undone!"
"You had another rejection letter," Antoine translated.
"It is treachery. Treachery! Favouritism! I was reborn to play this part!"
"We have guests," Antoine said firmly, and shooed the wine-soaked vampire away like a stray cat. Quirmian swearing echoed down the stairs.
"I-- apologize." He looked nearly sheepish. "Once, this was a theater of the damned. The damnation, we have taken it out, but the theater-- that we could not get out. This is-- pardon me-- a hive of *actors.*"
"We'll brave the danger," Glenda said, not entirely sarcastically.
// LOL. Haven't even read this particular book (Unseen Academicals?), but this was so, so sweet, with loads of sendups of vampire fiction (eps. Rice, Meyer).
fanfic  Discworld  het  pair:GlendaSugarbean/Nutt  yuletide  yuletide2014  ref:postcanon  ref:humor  ref:UST  ref:pining  ref:vampires  au:binz  au:shiplizard  fandom:Discworld 
may 2015
Fools Barge In by sath
The Hobbit, Bard/Thranduil. Setup + sequel:
* "Taking Licenses," http://archiveofourown.org/works/3275807 "Bard is told that the only way he can renew his barge license is by having sex with Thranduil."
* "Unauthorized Caulk," http://archiveofourown.org/works/3370280 "Bard's shipping paperwork is never in order. Or, Bard and Thranduil keep coming up with ridiculous reasons to have sex with each other."
// "Bureaucracy" tag! That is, Alfrid's mistranslation informs Bard he must "take the mare’s part in the rearing stallion of trade" to receive a royal warrant for wine imports to Mirkwood; Bard is a law-abiding citizen. I'm sorry I'd not read these before; they're funny/adorable.
fanfic  Hobbit  slash  pair:Bard/Thranduil  ref:humor  ref:roleplay  au:sath  fandom:LotR  ref:miscommunication 
may 2015
Lacuna by alcibiades
Captain America, Steve/Bucky. The Winter Soldier convinces Steve to take off with him in the middle of the night to track down what may or may not be a distress signal from Hydra prisoners. // 62K. Incognito road trip fic, where Bucky remembers zilch, lots of violence and death and sneaking around, eventual smut. With depressingly accurate description of at least one place I've lived.
fanfic  CaptainAmerica  slash  pair:SteveRogers/BuckyBarnes  ref:plot  ref:amnesia  ref:roadtrip  au:alcidiades  fandom:CaptainAmerica 
may 2015
Eurydice's Adventures in the Underworld by roseveare
Haven, Nathan/Audrey, Mara/William, Nathan/Mara/William, AU. Mara drags Nathan along with her into the void to search the other worlds for William. // 25K. S4 alt version. Mara is pretty evil to Nathan, and Audrey is still around as a hallucination that keeps Nathan tethered to Mara in spite of himself. Odd and interesting.
fanfic  Haven  slash  het  pair:NathanWuornos/AudreyParker  pair:NathanWuornos/Mara  pair:Mara/William  pair:NathanWuornos/Mara/William  AU  ref:alien-wtf  ref:fork  ref:dubcon  ref:noncon  ref:threesome  ref:curse  ref:plot  au:roseveare  fandom:Haven 
may 2015
Do I or Don't I? by pir8fancier
SGA, McKay/Sheppard. Rodney can't decide whether to propose to Jennifer. So he starts to ask everyone else for advice. One thing leads to another; eventually he winds up screwing John. // 22.6K Fairly readable, very shippy, mild sauce sexy teims, w/o language issues I disliked in this au's fics in past. Finished wip (4/30/15).
fanfic  SGA  slash  pair:JohnSheppard/RodneyMcKay  ref:postcanon  ref:angst  ref:humor  ref:h/c  au:pir8fancier  fandom:SGA 
may 2015
Frost Warning by cheesewithmy
Hockey RPS, Sid/Geno. Sidney is the new kindergarten teacher in town, who is a part-time witch; his ramshackle rental cabin on the edge of the national park is sometimes visited by a huge bear, and sometimes by a huge park ranger named Geno. When a centuries-old curse revisits the town, they both have their hands full. // Oh, interesting. World with clandestine magic, not all of which is pleasant, ergo some gore. Very slo-mo romance, eventual smut.
fanfic  Hockey  RPS  slash  pair:SidneyCrosby/EvgenyMalkin  AU  ref:penguins  ref:UST  ref:teacher  ref:ranger  ref:plot  ref:magic  ref:animal-shift  ref:curse  via:SomebodyOwens  fandom:HockeyRPS 
april 2015
Love Is All You Need to Destroy Your Enemies by shadydave
Dresden Files/Night Vale, Cecil/Carlos. Carlos is the White Council Warden tasked with maintaining the wards imprisoning Outsiders underneath a town in the Southwest. The locals hate him as a Menacing Hooded Figure, and an irate member of the City Council even hits him with a death curse at one point -- which takes the form of 24/7 Night Vale Community Radio broadcasts. So Carlos is already a noncon listener when the new announcer takes over; Carlos not only becomes a fan but also jealous of the dude he's always pining over. Later, Carlos gets swept up by time displacement during the Sandstorm, and he rescues a research group who were moving to town. The primary investigator dragoons Carlos onto their team as native guide, protection, and PR guy. Then he meets Cecil for the first time.

// 129K! so far. LOL. This is an incredibly long WIP, but it's also pretty entertaining and twisty and complicated (tho smut-free). It has fun scientist OCs and provides their alt-view on the strange goings-on as they learn to accommodate the weirdness and take it in stride. After Carlos starts hopping in and out of town, it began to get more disconnected, and I started to lose the plot; generally managed to pick it up again later.

I was hoping for wild-dog vandalism and floating cats, but they haven't come up. I'd also expected the Glow Cloud to be one of the storm wards, but not a glow in sight. Dresden and Mouse are in the tags, but neither one appears in this fic. Mystery!

* " Mano Dura, Cabeza, y Corazón," http://archiveofourown.org/works/3179483 2K. Backstory side story: Carlos, Susan, et al. on the run from the Red Court in Guatemala.

12/19, last update 02-18-2015
fanfic  NightVale  DresdenFiles  gen  pair:CecilPalmer/CarlosTheScientist  pair:CecilPalmer/CarlosRamirez  ref:xover  ref:WIP  ref:backstory  ref:timetravel  ref:pining  ref:alien-wtf  ref:magic  ref:schoomp  ref:h/c  ref:amnesia  ref:dating  au:shadydave  fandom:NightVale  fandom:DresdenFiles 
april 2015
The Silent World Within You by Femme (femmequixotic), noeon (noe)
Harry Potter, Harry/Draco. Draco is serving his two years of community service sentencing at Hogwarts as Hagrid's assistant groundskeeper, when Harry arrives early for his last year of preparation for NEWTs. They still can't stand each other, but they're the only two gay teenagers in a largely empty school that summer, so Harry makes plans to get himself laid. Which has unintended consequences. // 95K, MPREG ahoy. I rather liked this one mainly for the bumptious personalities and character clashes (sex doesn't solve anything -- it kicks off the problems) plus a thoughtful way of getting a dude pregnant and dealing with the variety of repercussions. Also thought the Snape and Dumbledore portraits were done well. Nothing about the Harry in this fic led me to think he'd be perfectly easy with that name for a kid [spoiler], so it felt a bit off-kilter.
fanfic  HarryPotter  slash  pair:HarryPotter/DracoMalfoy  ref:plot  ref:mpreg  ref:postcanon  ref:7th  ref:molasses  ref:miscommunication  ref:enemyslash  au:femmequixotic  au:noeon  fandom:HarryPotter 
april 2015
Between Conspirators by mahaliem
Harry Potter, Harry/Draco. "Someone tries to recruit Draco to help kill Harry. Fortunately (?), Draco has a plan to stop the mysterious would-be assassin." // Department head and Malfoy approaches Head Auror Potter (POV) with his quandry, and the two middle-aged divorced dudes put their heads together. In various ways. Humor, banter, mild mystery, not very long.
fanfic  HarryPotter  slash  pair:HarryPotter/DracoMalfoy  ref:postcanon  ref:auror  ref:banter  ref:humor  au:mahaliem  fandom:HarryPotter 
april 2015
Off the Usual Trails by melannen
Sherlock Holmes (ACD), Holmes/Watson. "I deduce, Watson," Holmes said to me, "That you have been walking in the high meadows, and off the usual trails." // Prompt short answer: ACD/Grenada = sex pollen! And it's v.v. cute.
fanfic  SherlockHolmes  slash  pair:SherlockHolmes/JohnWatson  ref:sexpollen  ref:humor  au:melannen  fandom:SherlockHolmes 
april 2015
As in Animal Life by kvikindi
Avengers, Bruce Banner. "The thing is: people think it must be unpleasant. Because that's what they think that anger is. And maybe it is, for them. Bruce can't know what normal life's like. Is it a physical discomfort, like nausea or a headache, like an ache in the joints, an unscratchable itch? For him it's— not. But then, he's always been different." // An extended Bruce internal POV on life, physics, and his own processes. And on Tony, who keeps pushing, and on Erskine, who kept orchids, and on Natasha, who keeps showing up to eat his apples. Introspection, no action, no shipping per se (despite the pairing tag). One of those very quiet yet interesting fics.
fanfic  Avengers  gen  pair:BruceBanner|TonyStark  pair:BruceBanner|NatashaRomanova  ref:char-study  ref:backstory  au:kvikindi  fandom:Avengers 
april 2015
What Little Girls Are Made Of by Lise
Captain America, Sharon|Natasha. "Everyone's heard of the Black Widow. Not everyone has the Black Widow dropping into their apartment unannounced to leave her phone number on the table." Sharon works at the CIA now, yet Agent Romanoff is randomly appearing in her life. // On the one hand, elaborate acquaintanceship dance, OK! (Despite label, not femslash or even pre.) On the other hand, cuts off just when things get really interesting. Which is a touch annoying.
fanfic  CaptainAmerica  gen  pair:SharonCarter|NatashaRomanova  ref:meet-cute  ref:spies  via:sophia_sol  au:Lise  fandom:CaptainAmerica 
april 2015
In Celebration of Old-School LiveJournal
Got one of the lure-you-back emails. Much as I miss LJ, I don't miss their "new features." I dunno.
essay  livejournal  blogging  Feedly  for  via:popular 
april 2015
Max Headroom: the definitive history of the 1980s digital icon | The Verge
My roommate was so obsessed with this show. She made me watch it, and I got hooked as well. Then it got cancelled. Boo. *hugs DVDs*
fandom:MaxHeadroom 
april 2015
All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Browse for a bird by name and shape. Needs a region tab tho.
april 2015
All Life Is Yours to Miss by Saras_Girl
Harry Potter, Harry/Draco. "Professor Malfoy's world is contained, controlled, and as solitary as he can make it, but when an act of petty revenge goes horribly awry, he and his trusty six-legged friend are thrown into Hogwarts life at the deep end and must learn to live, love and let go." // (115K) I'd been putting off this fic because the summary didn't inspire much confidence, esp. that beetle thing. However, not a cockroach. The beetle is a leftover from a student's transfiguration accident, the size and personality of a large puppy. Here, Draco is the reclusive transfiguration prof at Hogwarts, estranged from his parents and everyone else, who'd been recruited then groomed by McD to take over her classes. He gets embroiled in a minor-hex feud over house points with Harry, who's now the school's flying instructor. The tit-for-tat goes badly as it is wont to do, landing Harry in the hospital wing and forcing Draco assume all his classes and extracurriculars while he's recovering. This, in turn, forces Draco out of his rooms and into a better acquaintance with the students and other teachers, Potter included. The beetle thing still seems rather random, but I guess it works as an OC. Overall the fic is such a charmer, and it's very readable. (The two followup fics are bad. Avoid.)
fanfic  HarryPotter  slash  pair:HarryPotter/DracoMalfoy  ref:postcanon  ref:ewe  ref:h/c  ref:domestic  ref:molasses  ref:teacher  ref:miscommunication  ref:curse  ref:critter-fic  au:saras_girl  fandom:HarryPotter 
march 2015
More Than That by joosetta
Harry Potter, Harry/Draco. "This is a story about two 52 year old men who refuse to age gracefully." Divorced Malfoy (POV) has been teaching potions at Hogwarts for over a decade when auror retiree and fellow divorced dude Potter is hired as the new DADA teacher. // Gently funny, rather sweet, with a background plot of sorts.
fanfic  HarryPotter  slash  pair:HarryPotter/DracoMalfoy  ref:postcanon  ref:banter  ref:teacher  ref:molasses  au:joosetta  fandom:HarryPotter 
march 2015
Never, Ever by kototyph
Captain America, Steve/Bucky. They sit around in an apartment in Columbia pointedly not talking because Bucky had made a few disturbing admissions before their trip. // Lack of communication x 100, a mission that goes nowhere, confinement jitters, and unrequited something or other equals oddly humorous angst. Also Natasha in trashy cheetah prints.
fanfic  CaptainAmerica  slash  pair:SteveRogers/BuckyBarnes  ref:postcanon  ref:miscommunication  ref:unrequited  ref:pining  ref:UST  au:kototyph  fandom:CaptainAmerica 
march 2015
The Sin in Your Grin (and the Shape of Your Mouth) by xylodemon
Harry Potter, Sirius/Remus, Sirius/Snape, Sirius/Everybody. "The Order needed Sirius, but he doubted they'd mourn him long when he finally disappeared." // Aaangst. Sirius (POV) and his relationships with everyone OotP the first time around, then it all goes to hell. In which he's kind of an asshole and a dedicated bicycle.
fanfic  HarryPotter  slash  het  pair:RemusLupin/SiriusBlack  pair:SiriusBlack/SeverusSnape  ref:precanon  ref:backstory  ref:angst  ref:bicycleSirius  au:xylodemon  fandom:HarryPotter  ref:marauders 
march 2015
Safe as Houses by thecanaryfalls
Leverage, Parker/Hardison/Eliot. "Parker and Hardison comfort Eliot, in their weird multimillionare-convicted-felons-who-are-planning-a-life-with-him kind of way." // Re: The Rundown Job. A conversation for three people who aren't sleeping well.
fanfic  Leverage  slash  het  pair:Parker/AlecHardison/EliotSpencer  ref:OT3  ref:fluff  ref:domestic  ref:vignette  ref:poly  ref:ep-related  via:blottingtheink  au:thecanaryfalls  fandom:Leverage 
march 2015
Then Comes a Mist and a Weeping Rain by Faith Wood (faithwood)
Harry Potter, Harry/Draco. "It always rains for Draco Malfoy. Metaphorically. And literally. Ever since he had accidentally Conjured a cloud. A cloud that's ever so cross." After his class weather spell goes wrong, Draco (POV) is accompanied everywhere by a perpetual (and rather touchy) rain cloud which no one can banish. // In this fic, all the eighth years who return are combined into one dorm with the goal of passing NEWTs. It's an oddly charming fic, with everyone (save Draco) trying to stiff-upper-lip and get along somehow.
fanfic  HarryPotter  slash  pair:HarryPotter/DracoMalfoy  ref:postcanon  ref:eighth-year  ref:humor  ref:UST  ref:curse  au:faithwood  fandom:HarryPotter 
march 2015
Coffee, Cakes and Doorknob Snakes by Omi_Ohmy
Harry Potter, Harry/Draco. When Grimmauld Place begins to interrupt Harry's dull bachelor lifestyle with random attempts to kill him, he's forced to hire the best freelance curse-breaker he can get to find out why. // I really like the setup, the general idea, and the technical bits, but toward the middle it slides into into dick-think* and goo and kawaii, which aren't really my thing these days. Also sudden saved!Snape. Tho I like AUs with saved!Snape, it was purely gratuitous here. (*Maybe should make it a tag for that "brain ceases to function because erect" theme.)
fanfic  HarryPotter  slash  pair:HarryPotter/DracoMalfoy  ref:postcanon  ref:curse  ref:cursebreaker  ref:auror  ref:plot  au:omi_ohmy  fandom:HarryPotter 
march 2015
Something Worth Bleeding Out by dastardlywords
Hockey RPS, Benn/Seguin. Tyler is a fuck-up, gets traded to the Stars. Tyler starts over in a new place, plays on a wing with Jamie, lives in the same building with Jamie and his brother, and they spend most of their spare time together. Tyler suspects he's starting to get obsessed with Jamie, so he looks for distractions. // Friends to lovers type fic, absolutely nothing novel here. Pretty readable. (Locked fic, log in to read.)
fanfic  Hockey  RPS  slash  pair:TylerSeguin/JaimeBenn  ref:Stars  ref:pining  ref:bros  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:locked  au:dastardlywords  fandom:HockeyRPS 
march 2015
For the Public Good by blamebrampton
Harry Potter, Harry/Draco. "Harry is loaned to the Muggle government to assist relations between the two governments after the London bombings. When his counterpart in the Communications team comes to him with evidence of a plot to expose wizarding Britain, he is all ears. And only in part because the messenger has such a familiar voice." // Harry as security to the prime minister, and Draco as a PR toff and amateur writer of newspaper screeds. As for eggsotik UK politics, google is helpful. Entertaining.
fanfic  HarryPotter  slash  pair:HarryPotter/DracoMalfoy  ref:postcanon  ref:plot  ref:banter  ref:politics  ref:mystery  au:blamebrampton  fandom:HarryPotter 
march 2015
This Heart Is Not for Wasting by fourfreedoms
Hockey RPS, Kane/Toews, college AU. Patrick breaks up with his girlfriend then winds up screwing his bestie during their last blowout week before graduation. // IDK. Have limited tolerance for entitled trashy white-boy college connerie, and this smacked the ceiling for that; A+ summoning back to mind bad memories and fug smells. It's readable for all that, fairly porny, with a lulzy Generic Romance title.
fanfic  Hockey  RPS  slash  pair:JonathanToewes/PatrickKane  AU  ref:blackhawks  ref:college  ref:bros  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:booze  au:fourfreedoms  fandom:HockeyRPS 
march 2015
How I Met Your Archenemy by shinealightonme
How I Met Your Mother/Avengers. Ted has an alien encounter on the way to the bar but is saved by Wonder Woman, Lily schools the random supervillian with whom she is stuck in traffic, and Barney meets his object of abject worship at long last. // OK! Tho I've never watched it, fandom has pre-edumacated me enough about HIMYM to enjoy this one.
fanfic  Avengers  HowIMetYourMother  gen  ref:xover  ref:humor  ref:missing-scene  au:shinealightonme  fandom:Avengers  fandom:MiscTV 
march 2015
Every time I listen to slashreport's SGA episode,...
"Because here’s the thing: was a huge disconnect, diegetic and non-diegetic, between what John Sheppard was supposed to be in the narrative of SGA and how he actually came off, and the tension between those two things just unintentionally makes him a great character."
// Humm. So this is that episode of slashreport I was talking about that one time. Y'know, where all I heard was "Rodney McKay, Rodney McKay, SGA fandom is all about Rodney McKay." Which I still find puzzling (eh, aside from the lemon chicken thing). Like I'd said, John was the ordinary girl who discovered he was seekritly a Princess With Special Powers in an alt.dimension, and Atlantis was his telepathic pony! With whom he shared a Special Bond! Or so I gathered from the fanfics. (The show itself seemed to be trying to resist that interpretation.) My further thinkings are that, after a certain age, fandom en masse prefers its Special Snowflake Powers Princesses to be dudes for purposes of slashing and woobifying (and averting suspicions of Sueing). The JA thing looks awfully similar except heading in an Embrace Your Inner Sue direction with a side order of A/B/O.
meta  via:Harpijka  SGA  au:mere  fandom:SGA 
march 2015
A Goblin or a Trickster or a Warrior by Awdures
Doctor Who, gen. "'There was a goblin, or a trickster or a warrior. A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos.' That's not the real start of the story of course. This is the rest of the fairytale." // Short, neat. Mostly 11, but smatterings of all of them, 1/2/3/9 in particular.
fanfic  DoctorWho  gen  ref:backstory  ref:outsiderPOV  ref:fairytale  ref:11thDoctor  via:endeniem  au:awdures  fandom:DoctorWho 
march 2015
The Joke About the Dog by nimmieamee
Captain America, gen. Bucky, now left to his own devices and squatting in Brooklyn, researches himself and reflects on past lives with a Hydra that resembled nothing so much as normal government at work. // First person narrative that verges on outside POV. Some parts are approx. early '90s w/ Rumlow, some earlier, some present. Whew, grim stuff, tho not bad per se. I kinda like it because it gives him some form of after-the-fact agency.
I’m on the Internet, in leaked documents and shaky camera footage. Conspiracy theorists are trying to reconstruct my history. And ordinary people seem to be picking the history they like best. Some think I’m a committed Nazi. Some like that I’m a committed Nazi. Some say I’m like a serial killer – Jeffrey Dahmer or Ted Bundy or something. Give a gun to a white guy, cross-reference with a sense of entitlement, and there you go: this is what our country produces. And some people think I’m a federal employee. This is obviously the natural result of the government seizing power: look what they can unleash on the average person; first it’s the IRS, then it’s this guy.
LOL.
Original version: http://ninnieamee.tumblr.com/post/106183446026/doing-some-fic-spring-winter-cleaning-because-i
fanfic  CaptainAmerica  gen  ref:backstory  ref:historical  ref:first-person  ref:humor-noir  au:nimmieamee  fandom:CaptainAmerica 
march 2015
Shangri-La by nimmieamee
Captain America, Steve, Bucky. Bucky lives at home, Steve's in a boarding house, both have steady work, yet somehow neither of them is precisely happy. Steve becomes convinced that a radio will be his key to a better life. // Precanon, alternating POV, Steve and Bucky. Sequel-ish to her other period fics.

Here, Bucky has become a trainee refrigeration technician (an author addicted to irony :P), and Steve's art is now paying his bills more or less. Bucky's impatient with Steve's political activities and his other friends taking all his attention, not to mention Steve's persistent attempts to enlist. Steve's consumed with war reports and is quietly resigned to Bucky eventually finding a girl and better things to do with his life. So they both silently piiiine at each other w/o even being aware that this is what they're doing.
In Bucky’s mind there had always been a kind of ticking clock, an uncomfortable pinprick Steve aroused. Steve – the skinny frame under his left arm, as much a part of Bucky as the arm itself was – wouldn’t be with him forever. His mother had told him this once, very plainly.
Ow.

The Barnes's kitchen radio: http://www.decophobia.com/catalin+au-190+emerson+radio+green/
So. Steve Steve seizes upon the idea of a radio as a cure for his winter of discontent, but turns out to be the route to more of his usual self-immolation. These fics are painful in the best ways.

("Steve gets money, still won't move in with Bucky, and somehow totally misses that Queer Brooklyn is an option." Snarky author is snarky. But I loled.)

I'm still going all acafan over here. She has them (frequently) comparing each other to seasons, which reinforces the idea that each provides the half the other lacks. Specifically, Bucky,
If Bucky were to believe that Steve didn’t much care about him, it would be beside the point. Steve — Steve was in his head already. Not Steve the way Steve was, contrary and irritable and terrifying, with that vanishing habit he had. Steve out in the sun with his blue sweater, his voice firm like the crack of the first hit at Ebbets Field when the weather got warm. Steve might leave at any moment; Steve was a nut. It didn’t matter. Bucky liked being with him, with his own skinny summer killjoy.
and Steve,
He did have fun. He did good work. He read. He had — well. Bucky himself was fun, wasn’t he? Even if Steve didn’t admit it to himself, the trick Bucky had – the indefinable urgency he inspired – was to step in with his hair neat, eyes bright, suit immaculate, laughter hidden inside him, all smelling of brylcreem, brought in on the winter breeze, like Shangri-La had come to the boarding house.
So, Steve and Bucky, spring/summer and fall/winter respectively, with an added layer. Not just the association of Bucky and Christmas but Shangri-la as well, which may be a utopia but an inaccessible one, hidden in snowy mountains. Author is once again slapping down the foreshadowing.
fanfic  CaptainAmerica  gen  pair:SteveRogers/BuckyBarnes  ref:pining  ref:UST  ref:backstory  ref:historical  au:nimmieamee  fandom:CaptainAmerica 
march 2015
Team Building by maple_clef
Rivers of London, Molly, Peter. Peter and Molly (POV) do IKEA. // LOL. IDK, I was expecting a Molly POV to be a bit more outre, but it's still a very cool idea.
Tho I'd think technically inclined Peter would know that all the instructions are available online.
fanfic  Rivers-of-London  gen  pair:PeterGrant|Molly  ref:teamfic  ref:humor  au:maple_clef  fandom:RiversOfLondon 
march 2015
Wake Up Where the Clouds Are Far Behind Me by ProfessorSpork
Agent Carter, Peggy/Angie. "Angie's lips are half-cocked in a smirk but the eyebrows give her away, lifted in poorly-masked concern. 'Still not sure what kinda errand needs doing on the Brooklyn Bridge alone at this hour. You sure you’re done, Pegs?' That’s the question, isn’t it?" // Picks up on the bridge and goes from there. Peggy coming to terms with past and a new relationship with Angie. Not too complex, mostly nice. (Like this pairing, but not sure how I feel about historical fanfics that DGAF about actual history.)

eta: Or maybe, by asking if she's met the queen, it's making some kind of anti-erasure statement? IDK. However, I would ead the hell out of a Peggy fic that featured Elizabeth the Teenage Lorry Driver. I wonder if it already exists.
fanfic  AgentCarter  femslash  pair:PeggyCarter/AngieMartinelli  ref:postcanon  ref:historical  au:professorspork  fandom:AgentCarter 
march 2015
Trigger by roseveare
Haven, gen(ish). "Pre-series. Garland and Nathan go to Boston to investigate the case of a sadistic serial rapist, which may be linked to an old murder in Haven." // Case fic, doesn't dwell on gross torture, but it gets discussed. Couple of other things. First, tho it's gen (and no Duke in sight), fic presupposes that Nathan and Duke had a relationship at some past point, and that Garland knew (and that he *really* didn't like it for a multitude of reasons). Also Nathan doesn't know why his medical condition when he was a kid suddenly appeared and later vanished. There are a couple of flashbacks here of Garland teaching Nate how to do deal with his condition that are painfully, sadly sweet. Garland's kind of an asshole, but in the end he really does love his kid.
fanfic  Haven  gen  ref:casefic  ref:noncon  ref:undercover  ref:stalking  au:roseveare  fandom:Haven 
march 2015
4 Clues That You're Secretly the Protagonist of a Romantic Comedy by sarcasticsra
Cracked: After Hours, Daniel/Soren, AU. Dan, who is Katie's new assistant photographer/gopher/secretary/person, experiences a romcom Meet Cute in coffeeshop. // An AU of what's already an AU, which is weirdly meta and comes complete with an in-fic tropes discussion.
fanfic  Cracked  Cracked:AfterHours  slash  pair:SorenBowie/DanielOBrien  ref:meta  ref:banter  ref:UST  ref:nerds  ref:meet-cute  au:sarcasticsra  fandom:Cracked 
march 2015
Home Is Where the Heart Is by topaz119 (topaz)
Hawkeye/Young Avengers, gen. Kate takes Clint in hand and finds him a new place to live. // Uncomplicated, sweet fanfic. (fic for 1K)
fanfic  Hawkeye  YoungAvengers  gen  ref:616  ref:domestic  ref:vignette  au:topaz119  fandom:YoungAvengers  fandom:MiscMarvel 
march 2015
Agent Carter vs. Uptown Funk by huffley6
Agent Carter, gen. (Uptown Funk, Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars). Peggy will funk you up. // Pretty delightful. It's on point all the way through. Beef slapping, lol. Streaming only.
http://huffley6.tumblr.com/post/112121854271/agent-carter-vs-uptown-funk-i-did-a-thing-because
via:as_lld_again  fanvid  vid  AgentCarter  gen  au:huffley6  fandom:CaptainAmerica  fandom:MiscMarvel 
february 2015
Let's talk about category structure and oppression!
Oh hey. This is fairly simple and sensible as expanations go.
We tend to have this idea that categories, like "bird" or "food" (or like "human" or "white", which is what this is all really about) are like solid boxes. Entities are either in them or out of them, with a clear and unchanging boundary, and everything inside is an unsorted & equal jumble, and everything outside ditto.
meta  article  au:shweta_narayan  via:sophia_sol 
february 2015
Delilah (Waldorf) comment thread
[Save for Q.] A syllabus for a student-run class about fanfic sent the students to read and comment on specific fics; they were provided with (tone-deaf) instructions on How to Comment on Fanfics. (edit: And ... write a fanfic that *gets* 50 reviews. HOW? I'd still flunk.) The author of the first fic, curious about a few oddball comments popping up on an old fic, discovered the class in question. Instructor has apologized; author has been allowing broader fandom discussion of the matter in the fic comments. Like unto the heady heyday of LJ up in there.

// So. I see people being wrong on the Internet, but also people being rather smart. Also stir in some casual trolling, some overreacting to eleven, the usual. (Including at least one person declaring that she is writing to the chair of the students' department. Without having asked the author in question if she was OK with that. Lulzy fandom hypocrisy.) More of same, how fandom rewards naive kids who got too enthusiastic about fandom--how about trying to ruin their student careers? Copperbadge doxxing people just like a gamergate dick: http://a-gradual-decompression.tumblr.com/post/111904301084/btw-in-the-name-of-freedom-of-information

Course: http://www.decal.org/courses/3390
The instructors clearly didn't think this through. Not only didn't they give people a head's up about impending weirdness in their fic comments, but they seem to have skipped that all-important discussion of What Fandom Culture Entails.*

[*eta: And how it also depends on where you are. Chez Les Voles, people hilariously pat you on the head in comments ("Good job!" "Keep working on your writing!" "So improved!") or lecture you about grammar or canon or how you ruin your fanfic with slash. None of which flies on AO3.]

Rather than starting with yuletide-level gen, which is often tailored for pls-try-my-fandom! new readers, they charged straight to outre tropes and kinks, which they should have saved for later. They didn't ask students to read/rec w/in in fandoms they might already have some investment in; instead there's a set list of fics ... uh, not my fandoms, not my kinks. The majority of fanfics tend to assume a shared canon with the reader, so they elide necessary info -- I'd have trouble tackling that set of fics even for a grade, and I'm a multifandom ho who'll try anything once. Most people aren't.
http://www.dailycal.org/2015/02/13/students-explore-erotica-fan-fiction-decal-uc-berkeley
More: http://fail-fandomanon.dreamwidth.org/125526.html?thread=647191382#cmt647191382
And more: http://waldorph.tumblr.com/post/111866703498/whatre-we-calling-this-theoryofficgate-i-like
meta  fandom 
february 2015
That Shall Be Bright by Raven (singlecrow)
Rivers of London/Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. "Nightingale, aged twenty-eight and a diplomat par excellence, makes a visit." // Post WWI, a young Nightingale is roadtripping abroad for the govt., and he stops over to call on a former acquaintance. This is rather keen; I've not seen the other show, but it makes it seem attractive. Hmm. There is also metaish discussion at the url re:ROL xovers in general. (MJ told me she'd managed to find ROL discussing on Tumblr; I keep forgetting to try googling for it.)
fanfic  Rivers-of-London  MissFishers  gen  pair:ThomasNightingale|PhryneFisher  ref:xover  ref:vignette  ref:precanon  via:epaulettes  au:singlecrow  fandom:RiversOfLondon  fandom:MiscTV 
february 2015
"Problem" by talitha78 - remastered by kuwdora
Captain America, Steve/Bucky. Cool remaster of Talitha78's vid of already awesomesauce. So strange, though. Was flipping through vid directories a few days ago, rewatched this one for umpteenth time, wondered how a remaster would look. Fandom has a psychic thing going on. O_o;
fanvid  vid  CaptainAmerica  slash  pair:SteveRogers/BuckyBarnes  via:endeniem  au:talitha78  au:kuwdora  fandom:CaptainAmerica 
february 2015
Living Arrangements by Netgirl_y2k
Agent Carter, Peggy/Angie. "Angie almost says, I think Peggy and me are basically married, and I don't think she's noticed, just to see the look on Jarvis's face." Angie (POV) accepts Peggy's invite to move with her to a Stark penthouse, as both have been booted from the hotel, while both pursue their respective careers. And Angie begins to feel like Peggy's little woman at home w/o the usual benefits. // Cute really; smut free.
fanfic  AgentCarter  femslash  pair:PeggyCarter/AngieMartinelli  ref:UST  ref:pining  ref:cohabitation  via:endeniem  au:netgirl_y2k  fandom:MiscMarvel 
february 2015
Sick Day by KayQy
Blood and Smoke (Tanya Huff), Tony/Lee. "Magic doesn't work like that. Tony could probably explain why not better if he weren't tied to a wall and sick with the plague." // Tony gets kidnapped by a wannabe magic user and accidently rescues himself.
via:sophia_sol  fanfic  Blood-and-Smoke  slash  bookfic  pair:TonyFoster/LeeNicholas  ref:established  ref:humor  ref:stalking  au:KayQy  fandom:BloodAndSmoke 
february 2015
Prince of the Apple Towns by kvikindi
Captain America, gen. Howard Stark (POV) in the war and afterward, through the founding of SHIELD. An inexorable tragedy. // 73K, and only mildly jossed by the Carter series in terms of backstory. Wow. Super depressing fic -- but you know going in that it must be, if you've seen IM2 and the two CA movies and/or know anything at all about the Cold War. Stark's science bro fascination with Vanko has exceedingly slashy undertones (that get commented on in the fic), and his dependency on Carter amounts to something akin to work-spouse. Other background pairings include Peggy/Steve, Peggy/Falsworth, Morita/Dugan, and Jones/OFC.

Fic spoilers. Howard latches onto Carter as his muse for living and manchilds his way through WWII; Rogers is peripheral to the fic, mainly because Howard comes to view him less as a person, more as a symbol: Erskine's gift to the world, like a beacon the way life and people should and ought to be. So when Rogers dies, Howard is set adrift (literally, in the Arctic), with a feeling that finding Rogers again will magically sort out his own issues with life and Carter. Then his drifting lands him at Alamogordo, and even he has to acknowledge that his ideas have actual, real world, deadly impact. Which in turns leads to him sitting passively on the sidelines and surrounding himself with strangers as his friends* are hounded and threatened. When the attention inevitably turns to him, he tosses the sole person who has ever truly appreciated and understood how he thinks to the wolves to save his own hide and SHIELD -- even while it's obvious (with the benefit of movie-viewer hindsight) that the calls are coming from inside the house. He's protecting the very thing that's destroying him.

*Acquaintances, who for anyone not Howard would be friends. Characters drop off Howard's radar easily -- Pigeon, for instance, disappears as soon as Howard leaves him behind in the Arctic and is never heard from again. Howard's out-of-sight, out-of-mind approach to his relationships is unsettling to read. Regardless of how much time he spends with people in this fic, he always qualifies it with "he didn't really know him/her very well" or "he hardly knew him/her" when thinking about them.

The only real exceptions are Carter and Vanko. "He couldn't have been more designed for you if they'd actually grown him in a vat!" But in his universe, the outcome isn't soulmate romance but paranoia and an ultimate betrayal. Vanko made it clear what would happen if he got deported back into the Soviet gulag system; Howard sat back and let it happen anyway. Would explain so much about Howard's relationship with his eventual family. (Gah, I hated how IM2 settled for comicbook villainy for Ivan Vanko even while blithely hinting that there was a hideous backstory that they couldn't be bothered to delve into, in favor of peeing in the armor.)
fanfic  CaptainAmerica  gen  pair:HowardStark|AntonVanko  pair:HowardStark|PeggyCarter  ref:backstory  ref:historical  ref:WWII  ref:ColdWar  via:epaulettes  au:kvikindi  fandom:CaptainAmerica 
february 2015
On the Prowl by sisabet and sweetestdrain
Multifandom. "Where is our line?" (On the Prowl, Lydia Lunch) // Wow. How did I not see this one before? It gives thinky thoughts. Not just their deal but a fandom in general escalation, first kiss to A/B/O noncon slave AU... I recognized so many of those clips at first glance; my nerd/fan-fu is strong and pathetic. Steaming + D/L
Explanation post: http://sweetestdrain.livejournal.com/257965.html
fanvid  vid  Multifandom  ref:meta  ref:h/c  ref:woobie  ref:torture  via:sophia_sol  au:sisabet  au:sweetestdrain  fandom:MiscTV  fandom:MiscFilms 
february 2015
All Night All Right by MoreThanSlightly (cadignan)
Young Avengers, Kate/America. "Despite being young and rich and hot and awesome, Olympic gold medalist archer Kate Bishop finds herself in a bar acting like the world’s saddest, dullest cliché: Area Twentysomething Drinks Alone Because Her Ex Is Getting Married Next Weekend. But then, from across the room, she catches the eye of a girl with a wicked smile and an even better right hook. Things start to look up after that." // Real world AU, where Kate is a straight trust-fund hipster yet somehow Strongly Attracted to a firefighter she meets in a bar -- who she then impulsively persuades to go as her date to a wedding. Complications ensue. Background Noh-Varr/Kate, Noh-Varr/Annie, Clint/Natasha, Teddy/Billy.
fanfic  YoungAvengers  femslash  pair:KateBishop/AmericaChavez  AU  ref:real-world  ref:pretendcouple  ref:pretendgay  ref:UST  ref:616  ref:denial  via:sophia_sol  au:cadignan  fandom:YoungAvengers  fandom:MiscMarvel 
february 2015
Waterloo Sunset by Philomytha
Rivers of London, gen. "This time, the vampires wake up." Nightingale is bitten. As Peter and Walid scramble to find a cure in the face of historical failure, Molly makes a suggestion. // 9K. Fairly tense with an interesting application of "science" to the problem.
fanfic  Rivers-of-London  gen  ref:plot  ref:angst  ref:vampires  au:Philomytha  fandom:RiversOfLondon 
february 2015
Intergalactic Friends by bananainpyjamas (dragonchic)
Smallville, Clark|Lex. "Intergalactic," Beastie Boys/"We Used to be Friends," Dandy Warhols (MTV mashup). // Kinda gennish, slashish. Was just watching this one again. I love this awesome vid. Makes SV look like such an ~amazing show (tho I tended to find it unwatchable outside the slashy world of vidders and ficcers...). Esp. like that bit at the end where the kids in the truck fades into the sunflower. Streaming + D/L links.
Youtube direct: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Slvs99SBvrA
fanvid  vid  Smallville  slash  gen  pair:ClarkKent/LexLuthor  ref:enemyslash  au:bananainpyjamas  au:dragonchic  fandom:Smallville 
february 2015
Tea and No Sympathy by who_la_hoop
Harry Potter, Harry/Draco, groundhog's day AU. Draco has fixed a broken time turner himself. Then one day, in a snit over Harry walking out Draco's first public speech, Draco uses it for a do-over -- and finds that his repair ... wasn't. He keep repeating the same day over and over, trying to figure out how to deactivate the time turner or break the cycle. // +70K. Plotty and fun. The whole point of these is, when freed from repercussions, main character gets ~experimental. Here, many really entertaining variations on the same day featuring still-kind-of-a-dick!Draco. Also, the OC owl Draco starts acquiring after a while is seriously adorable. And there is smut, eventually. (And it is educational about the Crystal Palace dinosaurs, which I hadn't known about. So interesting.)
via:shadowkeeper  fanfic  HarryPotter  slash  pair:HarryPotter/DracoMalfoy  AU  ref:groundhogday  ref:timetravel  ref:plot  ref:pining  ref:UST  ref:yenta  ref:postcanon  au:who_la_hoop  fandom:HarryPotter 
february 2015
The Better Gadget Affair by LadyRa
Man from Uncle, Napoleon/Illya. "Where did Napoleon get all those great gadgets from?" // 26K. Can't really rec this one; it's readable? I guess? The homophobic anticommunist ranting from an OC is way overdone, and the two mains tend toward OTT OOC (= lovelorn Napoleon/anime uke Illya). Setting all that aside, it's long with a plot of sorts, and the initial underlying meet-cute idea isn't bad, just a bit badly executed.
fanfic  ManFromUncle  slash  pair:NapoleonSolo/IllyaKuryakin  ref:spies  ref:plot  ref:first-time  ref:meet-cute  via:shadowkeeper  au:LadyRa  fandom:MUNCLE 
february 2015
Sex, Lies and UNCLE by Annehiggins
Man from Uncle, Napoleon/Illya. "The need to flush out a blackmailer force Illya and Napoleon into playing the role of lovers. Then things get complicated."
// 51K. Double case fic, one case following on/related to the previous. This is an "updated" version of the TV show "Man from Uncle," where updated = 1990s, when the fic was written. Pen communicators, and no cell phones here!

Some epithet issues (the older man, the younger man, the taller man, the American, the Russian, etc.), but they're not too intrusive. Lots of people dying, one off-screen rape, and several past rapes brought up in passing, homophobia galore (in a '90s way) and the kind of weird assumption that OF COURSE Illya's a bottom.

Otherwise, old skool zine-style ficcage with lots competence porn and intricate twists. Pretty engrossing read.
fanfic  ManFromUncle  slash  ref:plot  ref:spies  ref:casefic  ref:pretendcouple  ref:competence  ref:pricklypair  ref:banter  ref:noncon  ref:oldschool  via:shadowkeeper  au:AnneHiggins  fandom:MUNCLE 
february 2015
A Private Reason for This by Femme (femmequixotic)
Harry Potter, Harry/Draco (main). "When the wife of a star politician in the Scottish Ministry turns up dead just outside Hogsmeade, Draco Malfoy and his murder investigation team are called in from the Edinburgh Auror force to find her killer. What DCI Malfoy doesn't expect, however, is to have an ex from two decades past end up in his murder room, endangering not only his case, but also his heart." // 92K(!), but worth it. Postcanon fork(ish) AU with everyone's in their 40s. Really engrossing, well-done murder mystery. Primarily a police procedural investigating a high-profile murder with departmental politics and work relationships, friendships, failed romances, and family lives tossed into the mix. Death of nonmain canon character and featuring an assortment of others: POV shifts among Malfoy, the DS members of his auror squad--Pansy Parkinson, Susan Bones, and Lee Jordan--and eventually DSI Potter. I didn't guess the solution before the end, for a change. :)
fanfic  HarryPotter  slash  gen  pair:HarryPotter/DracoMalfoy  ref:postcanon  ref:fork  ref:plot  ref:mystery  ref:aurors  ref:UST  ref:pining  ref:established  ref:miscommunication  ref:angst  au:femmequixotic  fandom:HarryPotter 
february 2015
Reparo by amalin
Harry Potter, Harry/Draco. Harry, Ron, and Hermione return to Hogwarts for their final year, only to discover that no one from Slytherin has returned, and the Sorting Hat is predicting a dire future with only three houses. So Harry first persuades Malfoy to return and then to talk his friends into coming back as well. In the meantime, Harry's relationship with Ginny founders, and he starts up an odd, closeted 'arrangement' with Draco. // Very, very long. Weird for its casual, off-hand treatment of serious stuff: harrassment so extreme that it results in broken bones isn't considered remarkable; death by Dementor becomes a joke; and an unexpected hatesex relationship inspires little to no in-world commentary. Hanh? But readable if all that's ignored, fairly smutty, and it takes a less common road with the characterizations (eg, Draco is offensive and an asshole and never changes).
fanfic  HarryPotter  slash  pair:HarryPotter/DracoMalfoy  ref:postcanon  ref:enemyslash  ref:enemysex  ref:eighth-year  ref:miscommunication  au:amalin  fandom:HarryPotter 
february 2015
A Strange but True Story by pearl_o
Due South, Fraser/Ray K. "RAY: Did you get anything on me? / FRASER: Well, it would appear that you were abducted by aliens at the age of ten. --from 'Seeing Is Believing'" // And someone picked that up and ran with it, yay. Aliens make them do it, literally. [Via LJ bookmarks: http://pearl-o.livejournal.com/534752.html]
fanfic  Due-South  slash  pair:Fraser/Kowalski  ref:confinement  ref:dubcon  ref:aliens  ref:humor  ref:first-time  ref:aliens-make-them-do-it  au:Pearl-o  fandom:DueSouth 
february 2015
Pinboard Blog
Checked Twitter re: service disruption and saw this. So I guess this is the end of buying fandom gift accounts. (If you get run over by a truck and miss the giftees' renewal fees, will all their bookmarks will go poof?)
pinboard 
february 2015
All the Girls Out On the Stoop by Mirabella
H5O, Danny/Steve. "Danny's Veela genes have never been a problem before now. Now? They're a problem." // Read this one before. OTT sex pollen, fuck or die nuttiness, Harry Potter fusion fic.
fanfic  H5O  slash  pair:SteveMcGarret/DannyWilliams  AU  ref:fusionfic  ref:xover  ref:fuckordie  ref:sexpollen  ref:pining  ref:humor  au:Mirabella  fandom:H5O 
february 2015
Harry Potter and the Inconvenient Condition by Mirabella
Harry Potter, Harry/Draco. "Harry comes back from vacation with an inconvenient case of vampirism and must learn to cope with blood, Malfoy, and recalcitrant secretaries. And if that doesn't tell you everything about the plot you need to know, you haven't read enough badfic." // LOL. I'd not read this one before. It's mildly fun and funny throughout, weirdly enough. (Aaand I'm only now finding out that quite a few of the links for this author are dead. whoops.)
fanfic  HarryPotter  slash  pair:HarryPotter/DracoMalfoy  AU  ref:vampires  ref:h/c  ref:humor  ref:dubcon  ref:noncon  ref:pining  ref:postcanon  via:shadowkeeper  au:Mirabella  fandom:HarryPotter 
february 2015
Perfect Day by cosmic-llin
Swallows and Amazons, gen. ("Perfect Day," Miriam Stockley). Kids, boating, camping, doing their thing, sans adults. Pretty, pretty vid.
fanvid  vid  Swallows-and-Amazons  gen  au:cosmic-llin  fandom:MiscYA 
february 2015
Semi-Charmed Life by anonymous
The Craft, "Semi-Charmed Life," Third-Eye Blind.
Can't get this one to play, and there's no direct link. Maybe it's the server. Try it later. ETA: still doesn't play. Give it one more shot later before giving up on it.
february 2015
Another Story by Trelkez
Slings & Arrows, Oliver/Geoffrey/Ellen. ("Another Story," The Head and the Heart). "Can we go on like it once was?" // Wow, this is a really ambitious but well done vid that tackles the strange interrrelationships and codependency of these three with each other and with theatre. I loff this series so much... ;_;
fanvid  vid  Slings-and-Arrows  pair:GeoffreyTennant/EllenFanshaw  pair:GeoffreyTennant/OliverWelles  pair:EllenFanshaw/OliverWelles  au:trelkez  au:greensilver  fandom:6Degrees  fandom:Slings&Arrows 
february 2015
Shake It Off by Trelkez
Slings & Arrows, Darren. ("Shake It Off," Taylor Swift). Oh, why not. Mainly a compilation vid of Darren Nichols oddness. I'm into it.
fanvid  vid  Slings-and-Arrows  gen  ref:Darren  au:trelkez  au:greensilver  fandom:Slings&Arrows  fandom:6Degrees 
february 2015
S&M by thirdblindmouse
Man from UNCLE, Illya Kuryakin. ("S&M," Rihanna). Oh, I liked this one, too. Basically a vid of Illya being all Russian and competent and USTing pretty much everyone, Solo included. (d/l only)
fanvid  Man-from-UNCLE  ref:UST  ref:competence  fandom:MUNCLE  au:thirdblindmouse 
february 2015
The Other Man by Franzeska
Man from UNCLE, Napoleon/Satine. ("That Man," Caro Emerald). "All of U.N.C.L.E. headquarters gossips about Napoleon and his partner. If only they could see what he gets up to on his solo assignments!" // Fun, fun, unexpected, vaguely twisty turny plotty, and incredibly slashy. [1964, "The Dove Affair."]
eta: Also on AO3: http://archiveofourown.org/works/6117736 (locked).
fanvid  slash  pair:NapoleonSolo/Satine  ref:UST  ref:enemyslash  ref:locked  fandom:MUNCLE  au:Franzeska  ManFromUNCLE 
february 2015
Two Is the Loneliest Number by bironic
Chee & Leaphorn, Jim/Joe/Emma. "Girlfriend turns out to be a bad match. Boyfriend turns out to be evil. Where's a guy to turn? His partner and his partner's wife, obviously." // Bwa. Suddenly "Skinwalkers" becomes a morass of UST. LOL. (Tho, IIRC, it is true that Chee spends a lot of time gazing ~longingly at people. Uh.)
fanvid  vid  Chee-Leaphorn  slash  het  pair:Chee/Leaphorn/Leaphorn  ref:OT3  au:bironic  fandom:Hillerman 
february 2015
Art of the Title
Titles for film end credits and opening credits. High quality videos and interviews with the designers, including concept art, stills, and mockups. Amazing site, major waster of time. :D
film  design  movies  video 
january 2015
What the Web Said Yesterday - The New Yorker
Article about the Internet Archive (aka the Wayback Machine). Most endnotes these days would be burnt toast without this site.
internet  archive  article  via:popular 
january 2015
Deep in This Anatomy, Buried by Alcibiades
Captain America, Steve/Bucky. "Bucky's relationship with Steve was fairly simple. His relationship with technology - in particular, one specific piece of technology - was a little bit more difficult to explain." Steve and Bucky (POV) are living together and having lots and lots of sex in a Tower apartment. Once in a while JARVIS saves the recordings from the bedroom for Bucky. // 72K! No real plot, but it's readable all the same, as a domestic, curtainficcy relationshippy sort of deal. Bucky makes friends, sorts out his issues. Nothing much really happens, there's some angst, some resolution to angst, lots of h/c, tons of smut, why not?
fanfic  CaptainAmerica  slash  pair:SteveRogers/BuckyBarnes  ref:postcanon  ref:established  ref:curtainfic  ref:domestic  ref:h/c  ref:PTSD  au:alcibiades  fandom:CaptainAmerica 
january 2015
Kaneko - Writing tricks. Also tofu.
Post + comments. Still not sure what she means by "indirect speech." And no example there to illustrate it. Maybe will pull up some of her fics to try to figure it out some time. (Unless you know. Pls. let me know if you do.) But the thing about the past perfect is on the money. At yuletide, while I was trying to unfuck the fic, I noticed that out of inattention I'd lapsed out of p.p. shortly after I'd established the 'when' for the big rewind scene. But it _worked._ So I left it. shrug, shrug. Feels less like cheating when someone else fesses up to doing it as well, y'know?
writing  au:kaneko 
january 2015
Orange Crush by gwyneth
Captain America, Steve & Bucky. "Time to serve your conscience." ("Orange Crush," R.E.M.) // Was just thinking about this one again, which is mildly depressing but really well done, couldn't find the link, grah. Streaming + D/L.
YT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXZApRsoJWY
AO3: http://archiveofourown.org/works/2061174
fanvid  CaptainAmerica  vid  au:gwyneth  fandom:CaptainAmerica 
january 2015
L'Echec by marycontraire
Hockey RPF, Giroux/Briere, AU. Claude Giroux is a jobless recent AHL washout who gets drunk one evening, gropes a cop, and spends the night in the lockup. Danny Briere was the cop: a recently divorced detective who has joint custody of three teenage sons--and, by coincidence, also has a basement apartment for rent. // So this was fun. Nothing whatsoever of sexyness occurs, and it cuts off at the end, but evidently there are two more parts in the offing. AU loosely based off this incident: http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/flyers-captain-claude-giroux-arrested-in-ottawa Not sure how to label this, but we'll say Flyers... you're still my OTP, dudes.
fanfic  Hockey  RPS  slash  pair:DannyBriere/ClaudeGiroux  AU  ref:Flyers  ref:UST  ref:curtainfic  ref:kidfic  ref:Brioux  via:alamerysl  au:marycontraire  fandom:HockeyRPS  ref:WIP 
january 2015
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