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Yuri on Ice: Hood & glove, by Fahye
"I don't mess with the fae," Otabek says.

"I'm not asking you to mess with them," JJ flat-out lies.

Reccer's Notes: The king of the fairies has fallen in love with a mortal, and the weather is completely fucked up. Enter Otabek, unassuming and yet ultra-competent hero for hire, tasked by King JJ to put things right...
I loved everything about this story, the writting and the narration through Otabek's wry point of view, the humor, the way it uses very knowingly all the fairytales tropes including Yuuri's shapeshifting, and the neat Tam Lin retelling at the end.
As a plus, the story has gorgeous illustrations by hawberries
A must read!
fandom:yuri!!!  pairing:otabek.altin/yuri.plisetsky  pairing:katsuki.yuuri/victor.nikiforov  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:fahye  theme:shapeshifting  theme:folklore&fairytales  theme:au  theme:competence  reccer:jainas 
may 2019 by fancake
Jewish Scripture/The Little Mermaid: what choice do i have? by crepesculum
Summary: Esther's mother had been Mordecai's sister, before the land king's wizard had cursed the sea. Before Esther's parents had been lost and before Mordecai had been confined to this shark's shape.
Reccer's Notes: This is a really interesting fusion that makes the details of the story of Esther and the story of the Little Mermaid resonate with each other in very interesting ways. (Oh, Vashti!)
fandom:jewish.legend&lore  fandom:legends&myths  fandom:little.mermaid  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:esther  character:vashti  character:mordecai  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:crepesculum  theme:folklore&fairytales  theme:mythical.creatures  theme:mythical.creatures:mermaids  theme:au  theme:crossovers&fusions  theme:marriage  theme:arranged.marriage  theme:female.characters  reccer:beatrice_otter 
april 2019 by fancake
Hannibal: love like a dark cloud full of rain by coloredink
Summary: "The other kids were always taking their hearts out," said Will. "The usual games, I'll show you mine if you show me yours. But mine didn't seem to work that way. It never seemed to want to come out."


Let it be a fairy tale. Once upon a time, there was a boy who was careless with his heart...

Reccer's Notes: Such a striking story, for all it is a short one. It packs a punch and uses to great result the magical realism premise of people being actually able to give their heart away in a physical sense.
fandom:hannibal.(tv)  pairing:hannibal.lecter/will.graham  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:coloredink  theme:au  reccer:jainas 
february 2019 by fancake
Hannibal: To Welcome in the Year by coloredink
Summary: Dr. Hannibal Lecter can control time in small, localized ways, but he no longer uses it in surgery; Will Graham can repair small objects, but he works for the FBI. It has been winter for as long as anyone can remember. That's how the story begins.
Reccer's Notes: Magical realism is very well suited to Hannibal in many ways, and I greatly enjoyed the way the mundane and supernatual blend and the very clever way ColoredInk chose the Gift of both Hannibal and Will, and the thematic and symbolic callbacks to the teacup coming back together, but also to the more fairytale-inspired weather disruption.
A delightfull story.
fandom:hannibal.(tv)  pairing:hannibal.lecter/will.graham  character:abigail.hobbs  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:coloredink  theme:au  reccer:jainas 
february 2019 by fancake
Les Miserables: As the Sun Will Rise, by samyazaz
Summary: A Beauty and the Beast AU in which Grantaire's sense of humor goes over everyone's head, he finds himself with a houseful of "prisoners" he wishes would just go away, Cosette falls in love with a chair, and Enjolras takes it upon himself to make sure the servants are paid a decent living wage.
Reccer's Notes: A lovely Beauty and the Beast AU in which Grantaire is the cursed prince and Enjolras has Opinions and offers himself instead of Cosette. Excellent read.
fandom:les.miserables  pairing:enjolras/grantaire  character:cosette.fauchelevent  character:marius.pontmercy  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:samyazaz  theme:spells&curses  theme:au  theme:humor  reccer:jainas 
june 2018 by fancake
Supernatural: Cinderwings by bendingsignpost
Summary: Under the cover of a masquerade ball, Castiel has five nights to recover the key to his people's freedom. The world has changed greatly in the six centuries since their banishment into the void, but the task isn't impossible. Unfortunately for Castiel, this is going to involve talking to people - especially the Knight Prince who has taken an interest in Castiel and his "costume" wings.
Reccer's Notes: The whole month I have been dying to rec this delight of a monster fic and couldn't because it was still in progress... But no more, and just in time before the end of the theme!
From the Cinderella AU premise, this fic build an incredible slow burn romance laced with growing tension, intricate worldbuilding and wonderful characterization.
I loved the way the story unfold, all the things it does: an angel undercover as an human at the masquerade, with a crucial mission and almost no idea of what he is doing, but also how who he shines through for Dean to see, the growing attraction and falling in love for both of them and the great identity porn it implies, the way Bendingsignpost handled the looming reveal of Castiel's true nature as the five nights come to a close; all the details of the cultural differences both before and after.
The story has some incredibly tense chapters and the plot had me at the edge of my seat more than once! A must-read! :)
fandom:supernatural  pairing:castiel/dean.winchester  length:80.000&more.words  creator:bendingsignpost  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:action/adventure  theme:au  theme:courtship  theme:mutual.pining  theme:mythical.creatures  theme:mythical.creatures:angels&demons  theme:novel-length.fic  theme:plotty.fic  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:slow.burn  theme:worldbuilding  reccer:jainas 
february 2018 by fancake
Code Geass: Just Like Magic! by Vermillion Lies
Summary: A fairy tale gone wrong in which Suzaku finds the wrong castle and Lelouch is a not-princess with some serious family issues.
Reccer's Notes: A cracky nostalgic rec. Lelouch is royalty in the source material, but the fic mixes it up enough that I feel like it qualifies.
fandom:code.geass  length:60.000-80.000.words  creator:vermillion_lies  theme:au  theme:trope.subversion&inversion  theme:royalty.aus  reccer:imogeneherdman 
october 2017 by fancake
MCU/Avengers: Smashed by qwanderer
Summary: Bruce Banner hasn't left this tower since the Incident. It's really quite generous of Ross to continue to let him live here, after how disastrously wrong the experiments went - here, where he can maybe avoid hurting anyone else ever again.

Then some guy with a bow shows up.
Reccer's Notes: This is a really fun Avengers/Tangled mashup, with Bruce as the princess who doesn't even realise that he needs to be saved. Sassy chameleon Tony Stark may be my favourite fanfic animal familiar.
fandom:marvel.cinematic.universe  pairing:bruce.wayne/clark.kent  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:qwanderer  theme:action/adventure  theme:au  theme:crossovers&fusions  reccer:dirty_diana 
may 2017 by fancake
AI7: Like All Good Fairytales by amfiguree
Summary: Five lifetimes David and David would have fallen in love.
Reccer's Notes: Five different fairytale AUs where they get together. Really well done.
fandom:american.idol.rpf  pairing:david.archuleta/david.cook  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:amfiguree  theme:characters.of.color  theme:au  reccer:jerakeen 
november 2013 by fancake
Tsubasa: Book & Bell by SeriousMistakes
Summary: An AU where Kurogane is (mostly) the son of a small-town baker and Fai is... not. Also featuring wizards, raisin muffins, curses, an abandoned house, and a series of terrible mistakes.
Reccer's Notes: This story blew me away. It uses my favourite trope - amnesia - better than any other fic I've read, and the characterisation is wonderful: Kurogane grumpily trapped in a rose-covered fairytale-esque house that won't let him leave, and Fai with a backstory that is completely different from canon (and unlike canon isn't so impossibly terrible you can't take it seriously) but believably spells out the same bleakly bright smiles and fatalism and crushing loneliness. And the way everything about this world is so charming, at the same time, the house with its moods and the weather and the muffins.
fandom:tsubasa.reservoir.chronicle  pairing:fai.d.flourite/kurogane  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:truckthat  theme:characters.of.color  theme:au  theme:amnesia  reccer:cest_what  fandom:clamp 
october 2013 by fancake
Bandom: Sir Charming by Mahoni
Summary: Bob is a knight wandering the land with his trusty dragon, fighting bad guys and taking down evil wizards and other badass stuff like that. Waking cursed princes with a kiss is not supposed to be part of the job.
Reccer's Notes: It's a neat, fluffy story about Bob, his dragon and Prince Brendon that has enough crack to make anyone smile, a dash of sweetness to give it oomph and a sprinkling of pining to make the HEA ending that much cooler. :D!
fandom:bandom  pairing:bob.bryar/brendon.urie  length:05.000-10.000.words  theme:amnesty  theme:au  theme:rare.pairings  reccer:lucifuge5  creator:mahoni 
december 2012 by fancake
Bandom: An Emergency of the Heart by Bexless
Summary: Gerard's fat fucking birds have fat fucking asses. Gerard has very talented mice and birds who take good care of him. He meets Frank at a club and forgets to exchange numbers before running off in a rush. Frank is left with only a glove and he's determined to find the owner!
Reccer's Notes: This story is absolutely hilarious! And heartwarming. And hilarious! It's a super fun read and always leaves me in a good mood. Gerard's mice and birds are totally adorable and I love reading about his office life. Everyone can relate to "hateful Dale" and Gerard's officemate, Paul is an awesome guy.
fandom:bandom  pairing:frank.iero/gerard.way  length:10.000-20.000.words  theme:au  reccer:rubytuesday5681  fandom:cinderella  fandom:fairytales  creator:bexless 
november 2012 by fancake
Burn Notice: Pearl by lisan
Summary: She was once called Pearl. To walk on legs, she sacrificed her voice; to get it back and gain control of those legs she killed a prince. And she has never regretted the choice.

Reccer's Notes: The summary (originally a prompt for comment_fic) says all. This is the life of Pearl the mermaid, who eventually became known as Fiona the Fierce.
fandom:burn.notice  pairing:fiona.glenanne/michael.westen  length:0-1.000.words  creator:lisan  theme:au  reccer:merryghoul 
november 2012 by fancake
AI7: Madrigals and Misadventures by astolat
Summary: Wherein there is magic, daring rescues, accidental kissing, not-so-accidental kissing, Clive Davis is evil, and everyone lives happily ever after.
Reccer's Notes: It's a magical courtship!
pairing:david.archuleta/david.cook  length:10.000-20.000.words  theme:au  reccer:jerakeen  theme:marriage  fandom:american.idol.rpf  creator:astolat.(shalott) 
november 2012 by fancake
SGA: Unconventional Beauty by Jane Elliot
Summary: An SGA version of Beauty and the Beast, full of the magic of science. McKay/Sheppard slash.
Reccer's Notes: I love Beauty and the Beast AUs, and this is a really awesome one that works great with the SGA canon.
fandom:stargate:atlantis  fandom:beauty.and.the.beast  fandom:fairytales  pairing:john.sheppard/rodney.mckay  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:jane_elliot  theme:au  reccer:jerakeen 
october 2012 by fancake
TW: tie your napkin 'round your neck, cherie by magneticwave
Summary: Stiles has been a teapot for 3,308 days. // Scott skids into the door breathlessly and shouts, “THERE’S A GIRL IN THE CASTLE,” and promptly brains himself on one of the casserole dishes.

(Disney’s Beauty & the Beast AU, wherein Stiles is Mrs. Potts and the wheelbarrow that used to be the surly head gardener is secretly wooing him with magic roses. This is so far beyond crack that it’s basically meth.)
Reccer's Notes: Beauty and the Beast AU is misleading because Kanima!Jackson is the Beast and Lydia is Belle, but the story is really about teapot!Stiles and wheelbarrow!Derek, but roses are still kind of central!
fandom:teen.wolf  pairing:derek.hale/stiles.stilinski  length:05.000-10.000.words  theme:au  reccer:evanelric  fandom:beauty.and.the.beast  fandom:fairytales  creator:magneticwave  fandom:disney.animation 
october 2012 by fancake
Supernatural: Props by Annie D
Summary: Ten conversations Castiel and Dean had while under a curse, and one they had after the curse was broken. A fusion with Disney's Beauty and the Beast.
Reccer's Notes: What an amazing, clever example of how to do a fairytale AU. I don't think there was a single thing about this story that I didn't like. Just a really fun story, all around.
fandom:supernatural  length:10.000-20.000.words  reccer:moirariordan  theme:au  theme:crossovers&fusions  fandom:beauty.and.the.beast  pairing:castiel/dean.winchester  creator:annie_d.(scaramouche) 
october 2012 by fancake
Avengers: Handsome and the Hulk by thebratqueen
Summary: Occasionally fairy tales get the details wrong, even - or perhaps especially - in a tale as old as time.
Reccer's Notes: I really love the style of this, the dual way of telling the story is a great mix of fantasy and comedy, and the differences between the fairy tale and what actually happens are hilarious. Tony and the Hulk are awesome as Beauty and the Beast. *g*
creator:thebratqueen  length:05.000-10.000.words  reccer:dancing_serpent  theme:au  theme:rare.pairings  pairing:the.hulk/tony.stark  fandom:beauty.and.the.beast  fandom:marvel.cinematic.universe 
october 2012 by fancake

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