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Man of Steel (2013): "Election Season" by manic_intent

Dru had always known that politics would ruin his life - he just hadn't exactly expected it to ruin the best part of his morning routine along with it. His hand stays frozen on the handle of his coffee cup as the morning cable news network starts rerunning clips from last night's Letterman show, and seriously, what the fuck.
Reccer's Notes:

Have another, different Running For President Of The United States AU! This time it's Jor-El running as the Democratic nominee and Dru-Zod running as the Republican nominee...and they're married. Besides being a bit of a wistful glimpse at a more optimistic time in politics, it's also just deliciously tropey and fun.
fandom:man.of.steel  pairing:general.zod/jor-el  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:manic_intent  theme:alternative.professions  reccer:lazaefair 
10 weeks ago by fancake
The Man from U.N.C.L.E: The Trojan Affair by manic_intent
Summary: Ten minutes to go to ground zero and Artyom was still desperately trying to escape. “I have never attended little girl’s birthday party,” he pointed out repeatedly, and actually pouted, big blue eyes wide and pleading.

“Always a first time,” Napoleon said mercilessly, pulling on a charcoal Tom Ford blazer over his loose gray knit. “Mrs Siegfried invited us weeks ago, Artyom, don’t be a baby. You’ve had quite a while to gird your loins. We’re going to a party, not some sort of trench warfare. Smile.”

Artyom scowled, which was admittedly normally an adorable look even for a tall, blonde Russian giant of a man. “I do not like Mrs Siegfried,” Artyom declared, clearly intent on being as recalcitrant as possible.
Reccer's Notes: A delight of a Mr and Mrs Smith AU. Do I need to say more? :D
fandom:man.from.u.n.c.l.e.(movie)  pairing:illya.kuryakin/napoleon.solo  length:40.000-60.000.words  creator:manic_intent  theme:secret.identities  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:action/adventure  theme:au  theme:established.relationship  theme:established.relationship.with.plot  theme:humor  theme:marriage  theme:marriage.of.convenience  reccer:jainas 
september 2018 by fancake
Fic: Black panther, Crime and Punishment by manic_intent
Crime and Punishment (10833 words) by manic_intent
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Black Panther (2018)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Erik Killmonger/T'Challa
Characters: Erik Killmonger, T'Challa, Nakia
Additional Tags: That Fix-it post-canon AU where Erik lives, Fix-It of Sorts, Post-Canon, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Light Dom/sub

Summary: They don’t kill each other at the end. Erik was better with his hands, T’Challa better with his claws. That was the problem. They brawled in the dark until the war above them resolved itself, and then what were they meant to do? Erik had started it, the ceasefire. He hadn’t meant to. He’d laughed, because all the bitterness and hatred and frustration in him had boiled to a point where there was nothing left to do but laugh.

“Now what?” Erik asked, days after and not for the first time. They were miles from Wakanda, walking.

Why is it the BEST THING EVER:
The post-movie fic of my heart and the Killmonger/T'challa fic I didn't knew I wanted. Great set-up, excellent narration voice, vivid and well researched writting of various african countries and no shying aroung the nastier aspects of the characters or the complexity of the subjects at hands. I love how Manic_intent used the roadtrip across Africa and Erik's views and his debates with T'challa to gives a hard look at the political subjects hinted at in the movie and challenge both characters. The pairing thread built on the herbs and the panther powers works beautifully
fandom:marvel.cinematic.universe  pairing:erik.killmonger/t'challa  character:erik.killmonger  character:t'challa  character:nakia  creator:manic_intent  words:10.000-20.000  type:fanfiction  reccer:jainas 
april 2018 by bestthingever
King's Gambit - manic_intent - Dragon Age: Inquisition, Dragon Age (Video Games), Dragon Age - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]

A party was never quite a proper party in Tevinter until there was at least one assassination attempt, and the novelty in the attempt at Magister Caius’ party lay not quite in its actual occurrence but in the ambition of its assassin.

At the height of Caius’ decidedly juvenile lyrium-laced drinking game, during the start of dinner, Magister Fabiana made a sudden gesture close to the Divine, all the while leaning closer, as if to say something private. Divine Leonthius' hand snapped up, viper-quick, grabbing Fabiana’s hand high on the wrist. She rose from her seat, fright and outrage both in her eyes, fire stealing hot up from her trapped wrist before it was abruptly… gone.

Shock froze Fabiana’s snarl in her throat, even as, with a gentle, almost intimate economy, Leonthius pulled Fabiana towards him and shoved a dagger up through her ribcage.

My notes: the one where Cullen is the Black Divine & Dorian is the Archon
fandom:dragon.age  dorian/cullen  creator:manic_intent  length:50-70k  location:ao3  au  timeline:alternate  firsttime  politics  via:savageneon 
may 2017 by concinnity
Kingsman: Ace of Spades by manic_intent
Summary: “This is your next target,” Merlin said into Harry’s earpiece, as Harry leaned forward to look at his laptop screen.

It blacked out, for a moment, then a clip out of some interview began to play. The video was in black and white, crisply and tightly shot, its subject a young man shown seated from the waist up, against a pale gray background, grinning at the camera. He was probably in his mid twenties, dressed down in a black leather jacket over a pale t-shirt, loose over denim jeans, his hair long enough to feather slightly over his forehead, a hint of stubble over his chin. He was also, quite possibly, the most beautiful young man Harry had ever seen, and disturbingly… familiar, somehow.

As the young man laughed noiselessly at the camera, elegant serif type faded over the lower third of the screen: Gary Unwin, by Vanity Fair. Harry blinked, and studied the young man’s pretty face more closely, the crinkling around his eyes, the joyous curl to his mouth, the way he sat, relaxed yet alert, like a hunting hound, waiting to come to heel.
Reccer's Notes: In this AU Eggsy gets recruited by Valentine and doesn't join Kingsman. Manic Intent manages to not only make it work, but make it brilliant, too.
fandom:kingsman.movies  pairing:gary."eggsy".unwin/harry.hart  length:40.000-60.000.words  creator:manic_intent  theme:amnesty  theme:au  reccer:dancing_serpent 
august 2016 by fancake
Kingsman: Kingmaker by manic_intent
Summary: “Eggsy, I really don’t think-“ Merlin began, and stopped, because at that very moment, Eggsy walked right into a lamp post.

Across the street, at a sidewalk corner cafe, reading a paper, sandwich part-eaten on a plate, sleek, long legs crossed neatly under the table, was Harry Hart.
Reccer's Notes: If this would be the plot of the Kingsman 2 movie, I'd be over the moon. The characterisation, the plot (an argument could be made for labeling it as casefic), the smut - everything's perfect!
fandom:kingsman.movies  pairing:gary."eggsy".unwin/harry.hart  length:40.000-60.000.words  creator:manic_intent  theme:amnesia  theme:amnesty  theme:fix-it  reccer:dancing_serpent 
august 2016 by fancake
Kingsman/Stardust: Strange Sights, Strange Wonders by manic_intent
Summary: In the glade where the star had fallen, the gloom of the gnarled old woods was deeper than night, save around the blackberry bush that had broken his fall: the grass and the battered leaves were now luminous, moon-touched. There was a long pause, broken by the sounds of twittering insects and the forest folk, then, there was a loudly groaned, “Fuck!”

The star rubbed a hand over his eyes, then flinched and held his hand up, spreading unfamiliar fingers up against the night sky. He turned his hand this way and that, curling and uncurling fingers, then he let out a softer, yet just as vehement “fuck!” and sat up, wincing.
Reccer's Notes: Even though I haven't read the graphic novels (only watched the movies), I loved this fic too bits. The worldbuilding and the characters are simply fantastic!
fandom:kingsman.movies  fandom:stardust  pairing:gary."eggsy".unwin/harry.hart  length:40.000-60.000.words  creator:manic_intent  theme:amnesty  theme:au  theme:crossovers&fusions  reccer:dancing_serpent  theme:worldbuilding 
august 2016 by fancake
Dishonored: Leviathan by Manic Intent
Summary: In the end, Corvo has no one to blame but himself. He, after all, had been the first to spare Daud after besting the assassin in a duel. He, after all, had been anxious to explain his motives for doing so - at length - to Emily, when she had, one sunny afternoon in the Tower pavilion where her mother had met her violent death, asked what had happened to her mother's murderer.

Now her letter of pardon seems to burn in his coat pocket on the right, opposite the Heart that he yet holds in his left coat pocket, and it feels like betrayal and not betrayal as he watches the sea pass him by, on his way to Serkonos on a fast ship, with Daud's apparent successor-via-default by his side. Life is infinitely ironic.
Reccer's Notes: I've never played the Dishonored video game, and started to read this because Manic Intent is one of my favorite authors, but the story dragged me in. I just love the dynamic between Corvo and Daud, as they share loyalty to the same two people, but with very different ways of dealing with everything.
fandom:dishonored  pairing:corvo.attano/daud  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:manic_intent  theme:apocalypse&dystopia  theme:amnesty  reccer:chibifukurou 
december 2013 by fancake
Man of Steel: Election Season by Manic Intent
Summary: Dru had always known that politics would ruin his life - he just hadn't exactly expected it to ruin the best part of his morning routine along with it. His hand stays frozen on the handle of his coffee cup as the morning cable news network starts rerunning clips from last night's Letterman show, and seriously, what the fuck.
Reccer's Notes: A hilarious short story where Jor-El and Zod are running for President. At the same time. I love all the little bits and pieces that combine the background for the movie with a modern day setting
fandom:man.of.steel  pairing:jor-el/general.zod  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:manic_intent  theme:au  theme:amnesty  reccer:chibifukurou 
december 2013 by fancake
Les Miserables: Patchwork Justice by Manic-Intent
Summary: Valjean as a caped crusader (with super strength, obviously) who gallantly saves our favorite inspector from certain doom, and as he turns to help Javert up... He gets cuffed, because vigilante justice is not TRUE JUSTICE.
Reccer's Notes: This an interesting re-write of Les Mis where all of the characters exist in a Paris where super-powers are common. For all the story is fairly short, it packs a wallop on taking everything to the nth degree and considering how the characters and the world would change if it was full of Super-powered beings.
fandom:les.miserables  pairing:javert/jean.valjean  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:manic_intent  theme:worldbuilding  reccer:chibifukurou 
december 2013 by fancake
Thirty Pieces of Silver by manic_intent
For the avengers meme, which asked for an AU where Thor was kicked to earth a long time before the movie, so that the 'soldier of fortune' assessment by Coulson is actually true. Or in which Tony's Epic Strategy to Get Into Agent Blake's Pants doesn't always go well. Words:5921
via:skogsraa  creator:manic_intent  fandom:Marvel  archive:AO3  worktype:fiction  rating:4Explicit  genre:au  character:PhilCoulson  status:complete  chapters:001  words:004-006k  character:Thor(Marvel)  character:NicholasFury  ship:Thor/TonyStark  category:M/M  character:TonyStark  saved:no 
july 2013 by eir
XMFC: Some Assembly Required by manic_intent
Summary: For the kmeme: "Alex and Hank were two teenagers who frequently fight in school. One fight got so bad that the principal called in their fathers (as both came from single-parent families)/ guardians for a conference. This was how Charles and Erik meet."
Reccer's Notes: Yikes! I'm reccing high school AU fic, which is totally not my cup of tea. Couldn't resist, though, will read almost anything by that author. Good thing, because this one is awesome! Kid Fic of a sort, because parenting the high school aged characters is a huge part of the fic. Hilariously funny!
pairing:charles.xavier/erik.lensherr  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:manic_intent  theme:amnesty  theme:au  theme:kidfic  theme:kidfic:has/  reccer:dancing_serpent  fandom:x-men.movies 
december 2012 by fancake
XMFC: Let Them Talk by manic_intent
Summary: Written as an Option A (Logan Wins) follow-up to the first anon fic for the kmeme prompt: "There are stories where Charles is Erik’s sub and they are both happy, but what about some more angsty theme? AU where mutants and humans live together but mutants think themselves more important and often treat humans like dirt. Sub/Dom pairs are created by imprinting. Mutants generally imprint on mutants and Erik who is the most powerful among them thinks that he will have equally powerful sub. Turns out that he imprints on Charles – a brilliant yet entirely human Professor. Cue Erik being disgusted and angry with his Sub, which Charles takes really hard. Erik is ashamed of him, and doesn’t want him to associate with other mutants, but slowly Charles charms his way to the hearts of everyone and one day another mutant (Logan pretty please?) challenges Erik’s claim over Xavier."
Reccer's Notes: This is gorgeous! Erik loses to Logan because to him Charles isn't even really worth fighting over, and Charles is feeling lost, suddenly seperated from his bonded partner like that. The care and patience Logan shows in dealing with Charles just make me melt with happiness.
pairing:charles.xavier/logan.(wolverine)  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:manic_intent  theme:au  theme:rare.pairings  theme:soulbonding  theme:amnesty  reccer:dancing_serpent  fandom:x-men.movies 
december 2012 by fancake
manic_intent: When in Midgard
For the 5 Acts meme, act: "body marking". (1,000 words)
"I don't understand what you're... oh. You want to write on my cast." That was another good thing about Thor - he didn't freak out about injuries and start trying to coddle Tony. Coddling was boring, unless there was comfort sex involved, and Thor managed that splendidly without the nagging and bitching. "Sure. Go ahead. But must it be pink?"  fandom:avengers  medium:fic  creator:manic_intent  length:1k-5k  relationship:slash  pairing:thor/tony  focus:thor  focus:tony  smut:drawing/painting  concept:injury  topic:language  posted:2011-10  bookmarked:2012-07  !no.smut  beings:gods 
july 2012 by sylvaine
manic_intent: Getting Religion
For the 5 Acts meme on livejournal, acts 'manhandling' and 'age difference'. (1,700 words)
"So how old are you, really?" Tony asked, when he'd drunk enough liquid courage to venture out onto the balcony of the top residence level of Stark Tower. Volunteering Stark Tower to house the Avengers had been the best idea ever. It had put him into Fury's good books, and of course all the vanilla humans had declined anyway since they already had prior lodging and/or families, including Captain America, who preferred to live somewhere godawfully tiny in Brooklyn. That left Thor, who had blithely taken free room and board for granted.  fandom:avengers  medium:fic  creator:manic_intent  length:1k-5k  relationship:slash  pairing:thor/tony  focus:tony  focus:thor  smut:frottage  smut:overstimulation  smut:arc.reactor  posted:2011-10  bookmarked:2012-07  concept:immortality  beings:gods  smut:manhandling 
july 2012 by sylvaine
Pater Noster Series by manic_intent
Good Omens!AU. Mycroft trades favours and requests that Lestrade keep an eye out for his current vessel's little brother. Lestrade begins to suspect that having to babysit the impossible Sherlock Holmes is all just a new stage in the technical if highly one-sided war that he's been waging against Mycroft's influence, an opening salvo from Mycroft against his sanity, maybe.
*recced  category:au  category:crossover  character:greglestrade  character:johnwatson  character:mycroftholmes  character:sherlockholmes  rating:nc-17  type:fic  pairing:mycroft/lestrade  category:hurt/comfort  creator:manic_intent  category:wings  fandom:goodomens 
july 2012 by sherlockbbc

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