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13 Genuinely Awful Things About Steven by thefourthvine
Buzzfeed Worth It, Andrew/Steven. "Andrew’s learned to like cake, he’s learned to like oysters, and he’s learned to like Steven." // ~10K. Andrew POV. An expanded listicle of USTing and denial that loosely follows the season progressions. Read half of this at yuletide before wandering off in search of smut, but it's fine for the grumpy/happy vibe (tho needs more Adam, like the rest of life). Plus offers excuse to rewatch the cocktail episode.
A hand passes in front of Andrew’s face. “You with me?” Steven asks.
“Sorry,” Andrew says, hating himself a little. “I was busy growing as a person.”
Steven, being Steven, declares a break from their meeting. “We should give Andrew the space he needs to become his best self!” he says.
“Also, we need coffee,” Adam says. “It’s fucking nine in the morning.”
“Okay, and also we need coffee. Andrew? Does your new self drink coffee?”
Andrew’s pretty sure his new self is going to need coffee even more than his old self did, so he nods.
fanfic  BuzzfeedWorthIt  RPS  slash  pair:AndrewIlnyckyj/StevenLim  yuletide  yuletide2017  ref:pining  ref:denial  ref:UST  ref:humor  ref:first-time  au:thefourthvine  fandom:Buzzfeed 
august 2018 by zhena
Getting Late to Give You Up by middlecyclone
Buzzfeed Unsolved, Ryan/Shane. Shane sees dead people. He's profoundly unimpressed. // 1K. Many Britney Spears jokes. I remember reading this one, too. I'm so easy. HUH.
fanfic  BuzzfeedUnsolved  slash  RPS  pair:RyanBergara/ShaneMadej  yuletide  yuletide2017  ref:humor  ref:yenta  au:middlecyclone  fandom:Buzzfeed 
may 2018 by zhena
Let's Just Forget the Hollywood Rules by tearupthesky
Buzzfeed Unsolved, Ryan/Shane. Ryan wanders off in the woods for a wee; something chomps his ankle.
Ryan rolls his chair closer to Shane. "Did you hear that, man?" he says under his breath. "That dog hates me, did you hear it growl at me? It almost took my fucking hand off! It could smell the curse. It recognized me with its primordial wolf senses."
"It's a fucking labradoodle," Shane says.
// 3.5K. Shane POV. Hee. This one's fun. :D
fanfic  BuzzfeedUnsolved  RPS  slash  pair:RyanBergara/ShaneMadej  yuletide  yuletide2017  ref:humor  ref:banter  ref:first-time  ref:werewolf  au:tearupthesky  fandom:Buzzfeed 
may 2018 by zhena
Might as Well Fall by middlecyclone
Buzzfeed Unsolved, Ryan/Shane. "'I don’t trust this house,' Ryan says. 'Something is really, really wrong here.'" // 4.7K. Oh, I remember reading this one before during a yuletide binge. Shane getting demon possessed is evidently a thing. In this case, a mildly funny thing.
fanfic  BuzzfeedUnsolved  RPS  slash  pair:RyanBergara/ShaneMadej  yuletide  yuletide2017  ref:possession  ref:horror  ref:humor  ref:dubcon  via:as_lld_again  au:middlecyclone  fandom:Buzzfeed 
may 2018 by zhena
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 
april 2018 by zhena
Underworlds: The Life and Afterlife of Richard Upton Pickman by CenozoicSynapsid
Lovecraft, gen. "Explore the life, works and enduring influence of Richard Upton Pickman, a controversial artist of the early 20th century. This exhibition includes several paintings never before displayed in public, including all of Pickman's graphic, unsettling "horrors" currently remaining in North America. The Boston Globe called Underworlds "stomach-turning food for thought" —- but decide for yourself! Young children may find Pickman's paintings frightening; parents are advised to consider carefully before allowing them to proceed. This program serves as a guide to the exhibit. Audio versions for your mobile phone are available at the Parrington museum website."
// 8K. Faux exhibition catalog copy, complete with comparative art and historical illustrations, based on "Pickman's Model." And threaded underneath is a story with unfortunate implications. Puts HPL quotes to good use and even has a nod to Monette's "Bone Key." It's pretty cool.
fanfic  Lovecraft  gen  yuletide  yuletide2017  ref:horror  ref:epistolary  ref:outsiderPOV  au:CenozoicSynapsid  fandom:Lovecraft 
january 2018 by zhena
Passion by Mierke
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, gen. "Valencia takes Heather out to celebrate after she returns from her college graduation." // 1K. As advertised. Valencia POV, lol. Heather is glum, Valencia is, ah, attempting to be supportive.
"It's a new beginning," Valencia replied. "This is--"
"If you are going to say 'your moment,' I will kill you right now," Heather interrupted. "I mean it. I will break this glass and use the shards. I'm innovative. I did a creative science class. I aced it."
fanfic  CrazyExGirlfriend  gen  pair:HeatherDavis|ValenciaPerez  yuletide  yuletide2017  ref:humor  au:mierke  fandom:CrazyExGirlfriend 
january 2018 by zhena
Valencia Shouldn't Get in a Car with Rebecca! by burglebezzlement
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Heather/Valencia. "When Valencia tells Rebecca her biggest secret, Rebecca decides to help. Too bad 'help' means trapping Valencia and Heather in her friend’s escape room." // 2K. Totally IC for everyone, lol. Of course there's a dumb plot afoot.
Heather dashes to the desk and picks up the handset. "It’s Morse code," she says. "Hang on."
"How do you know Morse code?"
"I’m a student." Heather pulls a blank sheet of paper out of the desk drawer and starts writing something down.
fanfic  CrazyExGirlfriend  femslash  pair:HeatherDavis/ValenciaPerez  yuletide  yuletide2017  ref:humor  au:burglebezzlement  fandom:CrazyExGirlfriend 
january 2018 by zhena
World Enough and Time by nomeancity
Chanur series, Pyanfar/Khym. "Khym Mahn lived the life his world expected of him. He would like another one for himself." // 7.5K, canon backstory. Khym's life within the myriad constraints of Hani culture, leading up to marrying Pyanfar and after. I'd have liked to read more about the ruckus surrounding Kara's takeover from Khym's POV, but what's here is great. I never really knew what to make of Khym; I'll take this unrequited-nerd version of him as headcanon.
fanfic  Chanur  CJC  gen  het  pair:PfyanfarChanur/KhymMahn  yuletide  yuletide2017  ref:Chanur  ref:backstory  ref:pastiche  au:nomeancity  fandom:CJCherryh 
january 2018 by zhena
Beneath The Coming Frost by astolat
Witcher, Geralt/Avallac'h. Geralt and Avallac'h roadtrip the portals, peer at the White Frost, then hang chez Ge’els -- and resolve an argument about bloodlines. // 4K. Complexicated little fic filled with worldbuilding backstory. Then sudden sex pollen! Evidently elf logic = fanfic logic: all dilemmas solved with a sex scene. ^___^
fanfic  Witcher  slash  pair:Geralt/Avallac'h  yuletide  yuletide2017  ref:backstory  ref:curse  ref:dubcon  ref:sexpollen  ref:first-time  ref:frenemies  au:astolat  fandom:Witcher 
january 2018 by zhena
Wayfinding by oliviacirce
Eight Days of Luke, David/Luke. David decides to read up a bit on mythology, accepts a loaner dog, and seriously worries that he may have kicked off Ragnarok. // 8K. Quiet, thoughtful fic following David from the end of the book up to adolescence, and dealing (as always) with obligation and with his growing attraction for Luke in *that* way. (No worlds end in this fic.) I'm hard to please with fanfic for this book; I rather liked this one.
fanfic  Eight-Days-of-Luke  DWJ  slash  yuletide  yuletide2017  ref:postcanon  ref:norse-mythology  ref:pining  ref:bffs-to-lovers  au:oliviacirce  fandom:DianaWynneJones 
december 2017 by zhena
Warp of Water, Weft of Stone by jediseagull
Rivers of London, Peter/Thomas. "The demi-monde is at peace. Thomas Nightingale, however, is not." // 11K, Nightingale POV, gen(ish), casefic. Peter's reached the end of his apprenticeship, and something in a Yorkshire cave is somehow glamouring Londoners north to doom. When they investigate, Nightingale promptly gets whammied as well, but Peter to the rescue. Minor tour of side-characters (mentions if not appearances), zero smuttiness.
fanfic  Rivers-of-London  slash  gen  pair:PeterGrant/ThomasNightingale  yuletide  yuletide2017  ref:postcanon  ref:casefic  ref:UST  ref:curse  au:jediseagull  fandom:RiversOfLondon 
december 2017 by zhena
Down Goes the Mist by mardia
Rivers of London, Peter/Thomas. An old trunk, an antique bottle of perfume, and an inconvenient crush on the boss coincide. // 3K, Peter POV, wow smut.
fanfic  Rivers-of-London  slash  pair:PeterGrant/ThomasNightingale  yuletide  yuletide2017  ref:PWP  ref:sexpollen  ref:curse  ref:pining  ref:first-time  au:mardia  fandom:RiversOfLondon 
december 2017 by zhena
This Is Your Bed to Lay In by Ponderosa
Southland, Ben/John. "Ben has a lot of regrets about the things he's done and no one besides John to turn to." // 13K, post-canon gentle fix-it fic. Ben POV, reevaluating his shitastic life choices (yeah, Bambi Boot to fascist dumbass) and winding up weirdly cohabiting with Cooper, the person least able to provide any help under the circs. It's way too light on John's issues, considering the horror-show where he left off at cancellation, but makes a plausible case for the pairing otherwise. (That title grammar tho. Lay what? Eggs?)
fanfic  Southland  slash  pair:JohnCooper/BenSherman  ref:postcanon  ref:fixit  ref:molasses  ref:pining  ref:domestic  yuletide  yuletide2017  au:Ponderosa  fandom:Southland 
december 2017 by zhena
Forever After by Tangerine
X-Factor, Richter/Shatterstar. Richter carries Star home after a teleport gone wacky, and they reminisce about life stuff and eat free bagels. // 2K of conversation, Richter POV, rather sweet. I loff these idiots. (Tangerine wrote it, as it turns out. OF COURSE. ^_^)
fanfic  X-Factor  slash  gen  pair:Shatterstar/Rictor  yuletide  yuletide2017  ref:vignette  ref:banter  au:Tangerine  fandom:X-Factor 
december 2017 by zhena
Animal Spirits by MildredMost
Psmith, Psmith/Jackson. "With a match against the Eton first eleven looming, Psmith is behaving strangely, and Mike wants to get to the bottom of it." // 13K. Wow, comrades! Kitchen sink fic: banter, industrial-strength mutual pining, punishment whipping, sex pollen (literal), underhanded public school plotting, convoluted vengeance, hella cricket, and hella porn. Even tackles Psmith's mysterious departure from Eton. Nothing else comparable for this fandom, woo.
fandom  Psmith  slash  pair:RupertPsmith/MikeJackson  yuletide  yuletide2017  ref:pastiche  ref:sexpollen  ref:caning  ref:pining  ref:backstory  ref:plot  ref:teenagers  ref:first-time  ref:angst  ref:humor  ref:banter  au:MildredMost  fandom:Psmith  fandom:PGWodehouse 
december 2017 by zhena
Tenth Coach by twistedchick
Nine Coaches Waiting, Linda/Raoul. "After Leon de Valmy's funeral, there is still some danger as Linda and Raoul and Philippe plan to remake their lives." // 6K. Epilogue for the book. Fanfic for this book is now a thing that exists, and it actually does sound like a legit extension. Cela, c'est super chouette.
fanfic  NineCoachesWaiting  MaryStewart  yuletide  yuletide2017  ref:pastiche  ref:ep-tag  au:twistedchick  fandom:MiscBooks  het  gen 
december 2017 by zhena
The Anachronistic Calvin and Hobbes by mayhap
Calvin & Hobbes/Philosophy RPF (gen). "John Calvin has a chronologically-impossible friend. It had to happen." // 1.2K. Grumpy Reformation theologian and his invisible friend, a tall, bald cranky philosopher. Thank you, fandom, for your weirdness.
fanfic  CalvinandHobbes  RPF  gen  yuletide  yuletide2017  ref:fusion  ref:humor  ref:weird  au:mayhap  fandom:MiscRPF 
december 2017 by zhena
A Present for Jeeves by Persiflager
Jeeves & Wooster, Bertie/Jeeves. Bertie, who wishes to express his appreciation, blithely orders sundry (punny) gifts from an un-illustrated yet well-thumbed catalogue he finds in Jeeves's room. // 2K. This is delightful, and it's probably for the best that the climax (so to speak) is entirely off-screen.
fanfic  Jeeves-and-Wooster  slash  pair:Jeeves/Wooster  yuletide  yuletide2017  ref:sextoys  ref:humor  ref:bdsm  au:Persiflager  fandom:PGWodehouse 
december 2017 by zhena

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