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Learning the Language by Allemande
DS9, Bashir/Garak, series 39K.
* Learning the Language, https://archiveofourown.org/works/753560 "Bashir works as a Doctor on Cardassia, learns Kardasi and learns something about his past along the way." // 13K. Another likable take on post-canon Cardassia, rebuilding efforts and courting. (No smut, here or in sequels.)

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

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

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

* "Your Love Is My Drug," https://archiveofourown.org/works/724286 "Julian's research project in speculative reproductive xenobiology is turning out to be a little more complicated than he'd hoped." Julian attempts to court Garak ~subtly using Cardassian novels as a guide. // 17K. This is an Early Julian fic, so he's high-octane ~overly in all aspects, which is YMMV. With that in mind, it's a fun version of a popular theme -- Julian trying to figure out and enact a traditional courtship -- that mainly rolls along on pining and UST. Doesn't feel finished (we don't get the benefit of all that xeno research...), but evidently it is.
fanfic  DS9  slash  pair:Garak/JulianBashir  ref:molasses  ref:UST  ref:pining  ref:courting  ref:humor  ref:miscommunication  ref:series  via:templemarker  au:tinsnip  fandom:DS9 
april 2019 by zhena
Sequence Break by Neery
Transformers, Optimus|Megatron, gen(ish). The Council bonds the spark of a captured revolutionary, the unwilling Megatron, to an equally unwilling Optimus via slave code. But Optimus's inconvenient glitches present problems for everyone. // 7K. Megatron POV. Only peripherally a slavefic, and not precisely a ship fic either. Seems like the beginning of something longer.
fanfic  Transformers  gen  pair:OptimusPrime/Megatron  ref:robots  ref:soulbond  ref:slavery  ref:UST  via:templemarker  au:neery  fandom:Transformers 
april 2019 by zhena
"If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It" Does Not Apply to Every Situation by TheseusInTheMaze
Buzzfeed Unsolved, Ryan/Shane. Ryan's turned on by Shane's big hands, and Shane's willing to oblige him. // 5.5K, PWP. The one with the fisting fail and the crab facts inter alia. Oddly, not the first fic I've marked with crab content, but doesn't feature the more pertinent coconut crabs, and a crab fact is repeated. /too pedantic about porn
via:templemarker  fanfic  BuzzfeedUnsolved  slash  pair:RyanBergara/ShaneMadej  ref:PWP  ref:established  ref:humor  au:TheseusInTheMaze  fandom:Buzzfeed 
september 2018 by zhena
Be Your Teenage Dream Tonight by hapakitsune
Buzzfeed Unsolved, Ryan/Shane. "Shane wears a cheerleader outfit for #content and things get weird." // ~4K, PWP. During a Test Friends bit, Shane played hooky on a week of crossfit training, and got shamed with a cheerleader outfit (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwGCEQ-2P9Q). Now with 100% more porn.
fanfic  BuzzfeedUnsolved  slash  pair:RyanBergara/ShaneMadej  ref:crossdressing  ref:PWP  ref:roleplay  ref:carsex  au:hapakitsune  fandom:Buzzfeed  via:templemarker 
august 2018 by zhena
Wear Your Colors by arrow (esteefee)
Due South, Fraser/RayK. "A tough case forces Fraser to wear low-rise jeans and pretend he and Ray are a couple. *woe*" // 13K. Fraser POV. Ohmygod, it's a new Due South fic, and the fun pretend couple kind. ^__^
via:templemarker  fanfic  Due-South  slash  pair:Fraser/Kowalski  ref:post-cotw  ref:undercover  ref:pretendcouple  ref:pretendgay  ref:domestic  ref:pining  ref:UST  ref:first-time  au:arrow  au:esteefee  fandom:DueSouth 
july 2018 by zhena
The Stars They Sewed on Us by Speranza
Captain America, Steve/Bucky, gen-ish. "Do you remember the time I was only Steve and you were only Bucky? Do you remember when we were only two boys from Brooklyn?" // 9.5K. Bucky (POV) gets deprogrammed in Wakanda, which manifests as a series of increasingly elaborate mental AUs. Interesting read. Tags later.
fanfic  CaptainAmerica  slash  gen  pair:SteveRogers/BuckyBarnes  ref:postcanon  via:templemarker  au:Speranza  au:cesperanza  fandom:CaptainAmerica 
june 2018 by zhena
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 
march 2018 by zhena
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 
february 2018 by zhena
Useful Arts by rivkat
Smallville, Lex/Clark. Lex develops a pheromone that will permit Clark's Kryptonian physiology to be attracted to humans. He offers it for a price: Superman's noninterference with Lex's agenda of becoming president. How badly does Clark want to get laid? // 34K, Lex POV. Mildly violent sex, conspiracies, political maneuvering, global warming, multiple supervillains (Lex included), and eventually Supergirl. Kitchen-sink, engrossing future fic that I've already reread many times. No idea why it wasn't bookmarked already.
fanfic  Smallville  slash  pair:ClarkKent/LexLuthor  ref:plot  ref:sexpollen  ref:postcanon  ref:enemysex  ref:enemyslash  via:templemarker  au:rivkat  fandom:Smallville 
july 2017 by zhena
I'll Be There for You by Halrloprillalar (prillalar)
Yuri on Ice, Yuri/Phichit. "'Ciao Ciao said we should relax more.' Phichit took his plate over to the the couch and fired up Netflix." Phichit takes Yuri out dancing, instead of watching old "Friends" episodes which had been the sum total of Yuri's plans. // 2K. So Yuri learns to be slightly more social, to dance like a drunken fool, and to care slightly more about Phichit's welfare. Minor friends-with-benefits.
fanfic  Yuri-on-Ice  slash  pair:YuriKatsuki/PhitchitChulanont  ref:backstory  ref:fuckbuddies  ref:college  via:templemarker  au:Halrloprillalar  fandom:Yuri_on_Ice 
april 2017 by zhena
Trading Ashes for Gold by mousapelli
Yuri on Ice, Yuri/Otabek(?). "Yuri's growth spurts are finally starting, just as awful as advertised, but it isn't like you can build something better without burning the old thing down to the ground." Which includes accidentally hitting on Otabek... // 3k. I thought this was too short for the content, then scrolled up and saw that it's evidentally a WIP. Well OK then. I might be into this. Gen(ish) as of now.
fanfic  Yuri-on-Ice  gen  slash  pair:YuriPlisetsky/OtabekAltin  ref:WIP  au:mousapelli  fandom:Yuri_on_Ice  via:templemarker 
march 2017 by zhena
Crazy 'Bout a Sharp Dressed Man by anirondack
Yuri on Ice, Yuri/Victor. Victor trots out a new suit for a press conference. Yuri admires it and shows his appreciation. // 4.5K. PWP, Victor POV. Porn aside, I liked the general character interactions in this one.
fanfic  Yuri-on-Ice  slash  pair:YuriKatsuki/VictorNikiforov  ref:PWP  ref:publicsex  au:anirondack  fandom:Yuri_on_Ice  via:templemarker 
march 2017 by zhena
Icebreaker by Cesare
Yuri on Ice, Yuri/Victor, gen. Wayne State grad student Marianne sets up a study group with her mild-mannered, highly organized classmate Yuuri. She sucessfully evades the crush on Yuuri that begins to afflict everyone else in their group. // 6K, outside POV, set in a future retirement period. This is an exceptional, entertaining take on this particular theme.
fanfic  Yuri-on-Ice  slash  gen  pair:YuriKatsuki/VictorNikiforov  ref:outsiderPOV  ref:postcanon  ref:college  ref:humor  via:templemarker  au:cesare  fandom:Yuri_on_Ice 
february 2017 by zhena
What We Pretend We Can't See by gyzym
Harry Potter, Harry/Draco. Link saved so that I'll know not to read it again. A slog-read, gave up halfway through epilogue.
fanfic  HarryPotter  slash  pair:HarryPotter/DracoMalfoy  au:gyzym  fandom:HarryPotter  via:templemarker 
february 2017 by zhena
The Naming of Cats by csoru
Yuri on Ice, Yurio/Otabek. "Otabek, Yuri, and a relationship that develops in the margins of their careers." // 6K. Otabek POV. Written before last ep, leading to one bwah? moment, but otherwise fine and pricky and strange. Postcanon (mostly) up to Olympics.
fanfic  Yuri-on-Ice  slash  pair:YuriPlisetsky/OtabekAltin  ref:postcanon  ref:molasses  ref:tsuntsun  ref:first-time  via:templemarker  au:csoru  fandom:Yuri_on_Ice 
december 2016 by zhena
Slithering by astolat
Harry Potter, Harry/Draco. Draco, at loose ends after the war, adopts a snake, deals with a booby trap, and begins formal courting in search of a partner. Harry ruins everything. // 27K. V.v. long and plotty, in two parts -- mansion and after-mansion -- the latter focusing on intricate social rituals being worked out. The former is mostly a trapped-in-the-mansion, pretend prisoner business (with, oddly, repetitive vomiting). Fic doesn't waste a great deal of time on all things Death Eater. Borrows Saras_girl's favorite magical-creature sidekick trope. Also a great deal more Hermione in this fic than her usual, and all Hermione's parts are rather nifty.
[She] turned back and pointed at Draco—-he started back involuntarily, but she just shot off a Healing Charm at him that rammed itself down his throat, ran into his lungs, inflated him like a bellows, and shot back out, leaving him with not even a twinge and a horrible sensation through his whole body like he’d spent the last ten years eating leafy vegetables and doing moderate amounts of healthy exercise.
She dropped her arm and stared at him and then grimaced and said, "Are you all right," in an unenthusiastic way.
"No, and never do that to me again," Draco said. "I’d rather speak in a croak for a month."
She rolled her eyes. "Boys are such babies. Stop complaining."
Then she just stood there in the middle of the floor staring at him. Coil had settled back down at his side, although she was still making faint angry hisses to herself, and Draco felt healthier than he wanted to, so he couldn't make sense of why Granger was still staring at him, until he suddenly realized—- "Wait a minute, are you making it up with me?"
Her eyes narrowed. "We are not friends. We are never going to be friends."
"Good Lord, no," he said in horror.
"But I'm prepared to consider the possibility that you aren't a complete waste of air," she said. "But that's it." She folded her arms over her chest and glared at him challengingly.
He stared at her. That was-—rather more than he’d expected. "All right."
via:templemarker  fanfic  HarryPotter  slash  pair:HarryPotter/DracoMalfoy  ref:EWE  ref:pining  ref:roleplay  ref:UST  ref:courting  ref:critter-fic  ref:fuckbuddies  ref:humor  ref:curse  au:astolat  fandom:HarryPotter 
july 2016 by zhena
Stately Homes of Wiltshire by waspabi
Harry Potter, Harry/Draco. "Malfoy Manor has mould, dry rot and an infestation of unusually historical poltergeists. Harry Potter is on the case." Harry spends a month or so trying to solve an aggressive ghosts mystery and finds himself relieved to be away from his regular job; in the meantime Malfoy's the new lord of the manor and slowly sells off bits and bobs to raise repair funds. // 58K. Pretty enjoyable read, most everyone acting as actual adults, though the author seems to be using some sort of unexplained fancasting for the characters.
fanfic  HarryPotter  slash  via:templemarker  pair:HarryPotter/DracoMalfoy  ref:EWE  ref:Auror  ref:casefic  ref:banter  ref:molasses  au:waspabi  fandom:HarryPotter 
june 2016 by zhena
Matched Set by astolat
Harry Potter, Harry/Draco. Harry returns to Hogwarts for a final year alone -- except for, oddly enough, Draco Malfoy. They both discover that their dicks are opposite ends of the size spectrum, and wander into a mildly kinky, deeply weird relationship. // Harry POV. Wistful, fin-de-siecle exhaustion that lends itself to fucking one another, fixing masonry, and avoiding everyone else. Lots of smut and an entertaining visit to the forest.
fanfic  HarryPotter  slash  pair:HarryPotter/DracoMalfoy  ref:EWE  ref:ptsd  ref:size  ref:domestic  via:templemarker  au:astolat  fandom:HarryPotter 
june 2016 by zhena
Status Quo Ante by Domenika Marzione (domarzione)
Captain America, gen. After they get busted out of the floaty pokey, Sam hangs out with everyone else in Wakanda while they figure out what to do next. // 16K. Fics that work out the logical results of X, Y, and Z in canon and do the background reading are my jam, but... Like all her fics, it has a lecture quality (complete with exposition digressions in parentheses), but it's a bit less of a pedantic meta essay this time. So I mostly enjoyed it, even if nothing really happens in it aside from Sam (POV) feels. (Today's lesson: fufu.) Also not sure I understand why she's decided to wire the box for sound as that rather negates the whole reason for the box.
via:templemarker  fanfic  CaptainAmerica  gen  ref:postcanon  au:domarzione  fandom:CaptainAmerica 
may 2016 by zhena
The Cyborg Arm Job by copperbadge
Leverage/Captain America, gen. "The Leverage crew run into a new friend, find some buried treasure, and fight some Nazis. It's a pretty good day." They meet their latest client when he's the center of a fistfight that breaks out in the middle of their gastropub. // Casefic, pretty entertaining. Not much into recent copperbadge fics, but this one was ok.
fanfic  Leverage  CaptainAmerica  gen  pair:Parker/AlecHardison/EliotSpencer  ref:xover  ref:postcanon  ref:casefic  via:templemarker  au:copperbadge  au:sam-storyteller  fandom:CaptainAmerica  fandom:Leverage 
march 2016 by zhena
A Simple Shift of Water by significantowl
Daredevil, Matt/Foggy. "Two options, Matt. We do it right here with a bucket and sponge, or we do it in the bathtub, the way God intended." Foggy gives an injured Matt a bath. Etc. // PWP, short, mildly bantery in a lawyer fashion.
via:templemarker  fanfic  Daredevil  slash  pair:MattMurdock/FoggyNelson  ref:PWP  ref:h/c  ref:bffs-to-lovers  ref:first-time  au:significantowl  fandom:Daredevil 
february 2016 by zhena
Mother Knows Best by engine, oops_ohdear, torigates
Hockey RPS, Galchenyuk/Gallagher. Brendan breaks his hand, Gally decides he must deal with the injured idiot. When Brendan's mom shows up, she happily leaps to the wrong conclusion. // Not very long (yet stuffed with tropes). Amazing awkwardness with a helping of smut. Locked fic.
fanfic  HockeyRPS  slash  pair:BrendanGallagher/AlexGalchenyuk  ref:Canadiens  ref:h/c  ref:humor  ref:pining  ref:yenta  ref:domestic  ref:first-time  via:templemarker  ref:locked  au:engine  au:oops_ohdear  au:torigates  fandom:HockeyRPS  ref:pretendcouple 
december 2015 by zhena

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