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DCU: Robins and Other Flightless Birds by Ionaperidot
Summary: It begins with another Bruce, looking around his cave and asking, “So where are the kids?”

Bruce has never thought about having a family before. But once the idea occurs to him, it's hard to think about anything else.
Reccer's Notes: The most fix-it of all fix-it fics. A childless Bruce Wayne from a universe where things are slightly less terrible sallies forth into the multiverse to find the most traumatized versions of his children (Joker Junior Tim, Talon Dick, pre-Lazarus zombie Jason, Cass on the run from David Cain and Damian without Talia) and does whatever it takes to help them be happy and safe. Batdad is in the house, accept no substitutes.
reccer:meretricula  creator:ionaperidot  fandom:dc.universe  length:80.000&more.words  theme:amnesty  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  theme:family  theme:kidfic:has/  theme:kidfic  theme:canon.alternate.realities  theme:fix-it  theme:multiverse.people  theme:secret.identities  theme:wrong.universe  character:bruce.wayne.(batman)  character:tim.drake  character:jason.todd  character:dick.grayson  character:damian.wayne  character:alfred.pennyworth  character:cassandra.cain 
6 weeks ago by fancake
Batman: Every Fiber of My Being by lanestreets
Summary: As much as Dick and his siblings have argued, Bruce has never budged on his "Keeping Secrets Policy". There's not a person alive outside of the family that knows the secret identity of any of the Bats. Not even Dick's boyfriend.

Dick understands the need for some secrets, knows that keeping their identities safe keeps them and their loved ones safe, but when he takes up the cowl, team dynamics aren't the only things that begin to change.
Reccer's Notes: I love this AU and how it shows how difficult/stressful/painful it is for Dick to be Batman, father to the others, stand-in for Bruce at WE and boyfriend to Wally - while nobody except the family knows that he is Batman (with all the burdens and hard decisions that come with that). I love how understanding and gentle Wally is with Dick. And when everything comes to head - the reactions and pay offs? Yeah, so my thing. <3
reccer:saphirablue  creator:lanestreets  fandom:dc.universe  length:20.000-40.000.words  theme:amnesty  theme:au  theme:hurt/comfort  theme:secret.identities  theme:secret.identity.reveal  pairing:dick.grayson/wally.west  character:bruce.wayne.(batman)  character:tim.drake  character:alfred.pennyworth  character:clark.kent.(superman)  character:diana.(wonder.woman)  character:jason.todd  character:cassandra.cain  character:damian.wayne 
7 weeks ago by fancake
Marvel Comics: What Heroes Do by snowshus
Summary: We were destined to be friends
Reccer's Notes: So I recently fell hard into The Champions comics, and this story perfectly captures both the characters and deliciously wholesome "We are FRIENDS who CARE about each other and want to HELP PEOPLE" attitude of the comics. Here, Miles teamed up with his uncle after getting his spider-powers so ends up becoming maybe-a-supervillain instead of a hero, and is Ms. Marvel's nemesis instead of her teammate. The fic switches around viewpoints between the three teens and manages to carry their attitudes through each. Miles is trying to figure things out, Kamala just wants to do the right thing but is realizing the world isn't as clear-cut as she thought, and Sam just has all of the chill. A quick read but really fun.
fandom:marvel.comics  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:miles.morales  character:kamala.khan  character:sam.alexander  character:aaron.davis  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:snowshus  theme:friendship  theme:au  theme:characters.of.color  theme:secret.identities  reccer:sinesofinsanity 
june 2019 by fancake
Star Trek AOS: All the Night's Magic, by kyliselle
Summary: Sent to Savannah, Georgia for his Academy internship, Spock discovers that the sleepy southern city has hidden secrets - particularly when it comes to his host's mysterious ward, James Kirk.
Reccer's Notes: A sexy, supernatural romance with wonderful atmosphere and a bratty Spock who's in trouble up to his pointy little ears.
fandom:star.trek.reboot  pairing:james.t.kirk/spock  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:kyliselle  theme:shapeshifting  theme:au  theme:secret.identities  reccer:runpunkrun 
may 2019 by fancake
Superman: Letters from a Smallvile School Nurse by Russel Saunders
Summary: I hope you’re as excited by the new school year as I am. We’re so glad to have little Clark back at Smallville Elementary! I’m sure he’s going to love second grade.
Reccer's Notes: This is adorable. That's all I can say. (Also: that poor nurse.)
fandom:dc.universe  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:original.character(s)  character:clark.kent.(superman)  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:russel_saunders  theme:outsider.pov  theme:kidfic  theme:xeno/alien.biology  theme:secret.identities  theme:superpowers  theme:backstory  reccer:beatrice_otter 
april 2019 by fancake
Stargate Atlantis: An Aesthetic Solitary Thing, by eliade
Summary: When Rodney starts exhibiting strange symptoms, Dr. Beckett discovers something odd about his genetic makeup. Now Rodney must find a mate — before his alien side chooses for him.
Reccer's Notes: Just in case that summary is making you suspicious, this was written for a Badfic Summary ficathon, but eliade took something that could have been ridiculous and made it beautiful. Contains a hint of dub-con, followed by explicit consent.
fandom:stargate:atlantis  pairing:john.sheppard/rodney.mckay  length:05.000-10.000.words  theme:secret.identities  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  reccer:runpunkrun  creator:anna_s.(eliade) 
march 2019 by fancake
Batman: Aspire to Touch the Sky, by Betty
Summary: The residents of the Blüdhaven retirement home didn't care that their rescuer came from an age of myth; they were just glad she was able to reach the fourth floor where the firemen could not. But when she flew through the smoke with Mrs. Kelly in her arms, the cameras were waiting. With the dramatic arrival of Diana, who some are calling "Wonder Woman," the island of Themyscira rejoined the modern world. Talks between the Amazon Nation and Washington in the last week have been kept quiet, but a source close to the White House suggests a surprising announcement may be forthcoming--
Reccer's Notes: This is an AU take on how Diana came to Man's World, and why. I love how well everyone is written; even though the relationships are different, they all sound like themselves. Bruce is the professional paranoid that we all know and love (and seeing him through the eyes of a Diana who doesn't know he's Batman brings an unexpected dimension to the story and to both their characters). Diana is strong, determined, and while she doesn't know enough about Man's World to pick up on all the undercurrents, she's a canny operator in her own right who accomplishes her goals with flair and directness. I love the ending!
fandom:dc.universe  pairing:bruce.wayne/diana.prince  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:brown_betty  theme:marriage  theme:marriage.of.convenience  theme:female.characters  theme:secret.identities  theme:superpowers  reccer:beatrice_otter  theme:teams 
march 2019 by fancake
Batman Beyond: Come build in the empty house, by Liviapenn
Summary: "The difference between you and me is, I'm not you." Bruce and Terry cope, after the end of "Return of the Joker."
Reccer's Notes: There's so much to love about this fic. There's the way Liviapenn has perfectly captured all the character voices. There's the mini-adventure on patrol that might have come straight out of an episode. But most of all, there is a Bruce finally dealing with some of his issues. Not all at once, not suddenly becoming a different person with them, but facing a little bit of the things he has kept himself from thinking about.
fandom:batman.beyond  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:terry.mcginnis  character:bruce.wayne.(batman)  character:tim.drake  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:liviapenn  theme:secret.identities  theme:old.fandoms  theme:older.characters  reccer:beatrice_otter 
march 2019 by fancake
Torchwood: Pocket Watch Boy, by mhalachai
Summary: Ianto Jones is a very different sort of boy. (wee!Time Lord!Ianto)
Reccer's Notes: In Doctor Who canon, Time Lords can put their consciousness into a pocket watch and make themselves human without remembering that they are not. In Torchwood canon, Ianto Jones has a pocket watch he is very fond of. You can see where fandom would go with this, I hope. I know of two fics where Ianto is a pocketwatched Time Lord, and both are excellent. This one really leans into what difference it would have made for Ianto, and what that difference would then mean for Torchwood.
fandom:torchwood  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:ianto.jones  character:jack.harkness  length:20.000-40.000.words  theme:au  theme:science.fiction  theme:superpowers  theme:secret.identities  reccer:beatrice_otter 
march 2019 by fancake
Mr. & Mrs. Smith: Baby, Cool Your Jets by charmax
Summary: This is pretty much a summary of the film - action with a bit of mild sex thrown in for good measure. Basically it's a look at John and Jane's dysfunctional but hot relationship.
Reccer's Notes: It's incredible to think about the advances in vidding technology that have happened since the early 2000s and then look back at what charmax was putting out ten, fifteen years ago. The artistry, the musicality, the flow -- newer stuff has higher resolution but the craft is already there, and it's gorgeous. The thesis of this vid is really simple but it's so visually appealing! The best action vids are like dance, and the movement here is choreographed perfectly to the song.
fandom:mr&mrs.smith  pairing:jane.smith/john.smith  non-fic.recs:fanvid  creator:charmax  theme:action/adventure  theme:battle.couple  theme:secret.identities  reccer:meretricula  length:0-5.minutes 
march 2019 by fancake
X-men/Spiderman: Office Hours and The Wisdom To Know The Difference, by Tartanshell
Summary: Peter Parker learns a lot from Professor McCoy.
Reccer's Notes: Tartanshell was one of my favorite authors back in the day, and this is a great fic. It's mostly movieverse canon--by which I mean the original X-Men and Spiderman movies from the early 2000s--and Peter Parker is one of Hank's college students. These stories is about helping, and about knowing your limits, and dealing with consequences, and accepting who you are.
fandom:x-men.movies  fandom:spider-man.movies.(2002)  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:peter.parker  character:hank.mccoy  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:tartanshell  theme:secret.identities  theme:research  theme:superpowers  reccer:beatrice_otter 
march 2019 by fancake
Batman: The Next Best Thing to Normal
Summary: Everyone thinks Jason has two mommies.
Reccer's Notes: In the early 2000s there was a good-sized DC comics-and-cartoons fic-writing fandom, and Merlin Missy was one of my favorite authors. This fic takes Harley and Poison Ivy, expands their implied relationship, and showcases it through the eyes of a child. If you don't like kidfic, take a chance on this, because it is not sappy or sentimental. It's about things unsaid, and what it means to live life outside the system.

Canon note: you can probably read this without knowing the specifics of BtAS and BB. However, just in case: in Return of the Joker we learn that Joker kidnapped Tim Drake for long enough to brainwash him. Batman and Batgirl eventually found him, and in the ensuing fight Tim shoots and kills the Joker.
fandom:batman:the.animated.series  fandom:batman.beyond  pairing:harley.quinn/pamela.isley  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:mtgat  theme:kidfic  theme:kidfic:has/  theme:secret.identities  theme:outsider.pov  theme:female.characters  theme:femslash  theme:family  reccer:beatrice_otter 
march 2019 by fancake
Superman Returns: In the Shadow of my Father and Being Jason White, by Alphie
Summary: He never asked for this life. He never asked for the responsibility. And not everyone get a happy ending.
Reccer's Notes: The angst, it is strong with this one! These two stores are about Clark and Lois's son Jason, who has a boatload of issues about being half-alien and all the secrets he's had to keep because of it and the fact that while Clark wasn't a terrible father, he was a clueless and often absent one. Being Jason White covers Jason's childhood and adolescence, and all the misunderstandings and issues that drove him and Clark apart. In the Shadow of my Father is the story of Jason, now a college student engaged to be married, coming to terms with who he is and he and Clark reconciling. You can read either one first; In the Shadow of my Father was written first. These two fics (and assorted sequelae) were mainstays of the SR fandom.
fandom:superman.returns  pairing:lois.lane/richard.white  character:jason.white  character:clark.kent.(superman)  length:40.000-60.000.words  creator:alphie  theme:fandom.classics  theme:kidfic  theme:kidfic:next.gen  theme:family  theme:old.fandoms  theme:secret.identities  theme:superpowers  reccer:beatrice_otter 
march 2019 by fancake
Multifandom: The Witness by Michele Martin
Summary: none
Reccer's Notes: It's brilliantly funny, crossing shows and universes that should never have been crossed and pulling it off with wonderful flair. Keep an eye on the trenchcoats, in particular!

She also manages to work in more fandoms than the main five listed. It's a wild, fun romp, and the story is a must-read for anyone who likes any of those main fandoms. (Written in 1995, originally recced in 2005)
fandom:forever.knight  fandom:highlander  fandom:quantum.leap  fandom:starman  fandom:x-files  length:60.000-80.000.words  creator:michele_martin  theme:action/adventure  theme:crossovers&fusions  theme:old.fandoms  theme:secret.identities  reccer:arduinna 
march 2019 by fancake
XMFC: Charles' Killer by luchia
Summary: When detective Charles Xavier finds himself hunting down a vendetta-driven serial killer, it doesn't take long for him to realize he's in over his head. It only takes a little longer for him to realize his killer is, too.
Reccer's Notes: Nice AU with a nonlinear timeline :)
fandom:x-men.movies  pairing:charles.xavier/erik.lensherr  character:emma.frost  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:luchia  theme:secret.identities  theme:au  reccer:imogeneherdman 
september 2018 by fancake
Star Wars Rebels: Running Around the Galaxy With Half a Soul by Godoflaundrybaskets
Jedi don't have daemons. Most of the galaxy does. A series of drabbles set around this idea.
Reccer's Notes:
There are only two stories in this series, one of young Caleb Dume finding an ally in Janus Kasmir. Basically Janus' thoughts (and arguments with his daemon) in an alternate version of the first couple comics from the tie-in series. The second is an older Kanan post-Gorse being forced to reveal his secret before accepting a position aboard the Ghost with Hera.
I just love the idea of Kanan having a very visible and obvious marker setting him apart as a Jedi. The author plays around with different daemon mythos and how people react to the idea of someone being without. Even adding in notes of how Imperial propaganda would have used that fact to spread the word that the Jedi had been evil all along. There's so much thought put into how daemons work in this universe and it's just so much fun.
fandom:star.wars:rebels  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:kanan.jarrus  character:hera.syndulla  character:janus.kasmir  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:godoflaundrybaskets  theme:secret.identities  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:daemons  theme:au  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:kidfic  reccer:sinesofinsanity 
september 2018 by fancake
MCU: Something Different by tsukinofaerii
Summary: Roughly a year after the events at the Stark Expo, Pepper's "stable-ish" relationship with Tony has deteriorated into more —ish than stable. Tony has been keeping secrets, and he's brought home a mystery blond who occupies all his time—including the time he should have been using for work. While holding things together, Pepper finds herself getting much, much closer to Natalie. But Natalie may be hiding a few secrets of her own.
Reccer's Notes: Pepper is her typical competent, badass self but she has a thread of emotional vulnerability running through her internal monologue which is very relatable. The relationships are complicated, sexy, messy and real.
fandom:marvel.cinematic.universe  pairing:natasha.romanov/pepper.potts  pairing:pepper.potts/tony.stark  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:tsukinofaerii  theme:secret.identities  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:competence  theme:female.characters  theme:femslash  reccer:an0ther_dreamer 
september 2018 by fancake
Hannibal: La Maison Rouge, by Randstad
Summary: Hannibal starts to show up at Will's house at the crack of dawn to make him breakfast, killing two birds with one stone: cooking is one of his many passions, and, honestly, Will Graham is climbing up the list.
Reccer's Notes: This is a wonderful S1 fic, atmospheric and evocative, a seduction through breakfasts from Hannibal's point of view, with gorgeous writing and a rich imagery made all the more striking by the casuals reminders of Hannibal true nature, and the fact that there is no reveal.
fandom:hannibal.(tv)  pairing:hannibal.lecter/will.graham  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:randstad  theme:secret.identities  theme:courtship  reccer:jainas 
september 2018 by fancake
Daredevil: Stay In My Arms (If You Dare) by poisonivory
Summary: The Defenders are the most elite bodyguard agency in the world. When Wilson Fisk's personal attorney Foggy Nelson walks in looking for protection from a mysterious man in black, Matt Murdock is more than happy to take Mr. Nelson's safety in hand. But Nelson's guilt is hard to prove, and Matt may have gotten himself in too deep - especially once someone besides the man in black starts gunning for his client.
Reccer's Notes: Matt (being his usual Human Disaster self) decides to take a job defending Foggy from himself to get close to him and find out his secrets. Fun, adorable and hot; with great Defenders dynamics.
fandom:daredevil.(tv)  pairing:foggy.nelson/matt.murdock  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:poisonivory  theme:secret.identities  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:au  theme:casefic  theme:competence  theme:mutual.pining  theme:pining  reccer:an0ther_dreamer 
september 2018 by fancake
DCU: A clarification of range by Teland
Summary: Kon's easy. Tim takes advantage.
Reccer's Notes: A sexy and dysfunctional exploration of identity and how the personas we try on are revealing of who we really are.
fandom:dc.universe  pairing:conner.kent/tim.drake  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:teland  theme:secret.identities  theme:first.time  reccer:an0ther_dreamer 
september 2018 by fancake

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