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No Going Home - algernon_mouse - Hockey RPF [Archive of Our Own]
"Sidney Crosby is a foster kid growing up in Nova Scotia. Geno Malkin is a Russian transplant. They play hockey. And also have sex. I claim to know very little about the junior hockey league and even less about Canadian Childrens Aid Services."

The summary doesn't do this fic justice; this was amazing. I cried like three times. There's one really obvious metaphor that took me out of it a little, but who even cares, I loved this. Four stars.
fandom:hockeyrpf  pairing:crosby/malkin  recs 
june 2013 by oaktree89
Shipmates - Anonymous - Hark! A Vagrant [Archive of Our Own]
"'A pair of immoveable combatants, locked in an eternal struggle.' He puffed his pipe. 'That’s what one o’ them newspapers called us,' he added, complacently."

Brigand/Nemesis. Beyond hilarious.
fic  yuletide  recs 
december 2012 by oaktree89
Cheat the Camera by lynadyndyn
Ostensibly origfic, but actually Andy Samberg/Mark Wahlberg. (Really.) Unexpectedly beautiful and moving, with a real sense of the character's voice, and some incredibly vivid and absorbing moments. The timeline isn't linear, and is sometimes confusing, especially if you're reading while tired, but I can't recommend this enough. Good, good stuff.
originalfic  recs 
september 2012 by oaktree89
you're with a winner so, baby, you can't lose - zarathuse - Hockey RPF, Sports RPF [Archive of Our Own]
The next thing Patrick knows, it’s 4 am and he’s spent the last three hours arguing with strangers online. He’s also polished off the rest of the bottle of wine and cracked open a few beers to get rid of the terrible aftertaste, so his comments at this point are mostly just shit like TAZER LOVS IT IN CHICAGO SHUTF YR STUPID FACE.
author:zarathuse  fandom:hockeyrpf  pairing:kane/toews  recs  via:puckling 
june 2012 by oaktree89
Tour de Force - thehoyden - Hockey RPF [Archive of Our Own]
“Write what you know” was good enough advice for Jo March, so it’s good enough for Patrick Kane.
fandom:hockeyrpf  pairing:kane/toews  recs 
june 2012 by oaktree89
happiness is not a fish (that you can catch) - liketheroad - Hockey RPF [Archive of Our Own]
In which Johnny takes Patrick home to Winnipeg for the summer. Clothes sharing, fishing, wooing, stargazing and assorted Canadian wackiness ensues.
author:liketheroad  fandom:hockeyrpf  fic  pairing:kane/toews  recs 
may 2012 by oaktree89
Never Hard to Find - missmollyetc - Hockey RPF [Archive of Our Own]
"Wherein Sidney Crosby gets laid, and Russian diplomacy saves the day."

Read, reread, and rereread.
recs  fandom  fic  pairing:crosby/malkin  fandom:hockeyrpf 
may 2012 by oaktree89
you're a genius, you've got to remember - obfuscate - Inception (2010) [Archive of Our Own]
"Slight AU focusing on Arthur's early years as a teenage genius at Stanford. Original prompt on IK: Cobb and Mal ‘discover’ this teenaged little genius, Arthur, who they want to train in extraction. They introduce Arthur to Eames. Eames corrupts him. Happily."

Darker and better than it sounds. First Inception fic I've read in quite a while; well worth it.
fandom:inception  pairing:arthur/eames  au  recs 
may 2012 by oaktree89
nectocaris: Fic: We Didn't
"Kane and Toews break-up or go through a rough patch in their relationship... This is not that fic. This is the one where they don't get together at all."

Opens with a Yehuda Amichai poem. I'm sold.
In first-person, which I usually hate, but which is actually amazing here.
fandom  fandom:hockeyrpf  pairing:kane/toews  recs 
may 2012 by oaktree89
It's a Love Story, Baby, Just Say Yes by Madelyn
"Kaner tries to fuck his way out of love. That goes as well as you might imagine."

Run, do not walk, to read this.
fic  fandom  fandom:hockeyrpf  pairing:kane/toews  recs 
april 2012 by oaktree89
thirstyrobot: [The Walking Dead] Fic: Tomorrow Is a Long Way Down (1/2)
"Glenn and Daryl and an abandoned motel and some history and some futures. May contain spam and crossbows."
recs  fandom:thewalkingdead  pairing:daryl/glenn 
february 2012 by oaktree89
The Big Gay Episode - Anonymous - Horrible Histories [Archive of Our Own]
"The cast and crew of Horrible Histories CBBC takes the piss out of Gay and Lesbian history. Sketches include: “Internatyonal Man of Myfterie”, “The Lesbians who Don’t Do Anything”, “Henry Bollingbroke Doesn’t Like Dick”, and three new Savage Songs!"
yuletide  fic  fandom  recs 
december 2011 by oaktree89
Anonymous - Whip It (2009) - leave on the journey [Archive of Our Own]
OH MY FUCKING GOD, THIS IS AMAZING. SMOKING HOT BLISS/MAVEN. SNARK AND CHEMISTRY AND AMAZING SEX. AHHHHH, so happy.

Summary:

Wherein Bliss and Pash are demon hunters, and Bliss finds the supernatural creature they are looking for in a most unexpected fashion.
femslash  recs  via:bookshop 
december 2011 by oaktree89
hd_holidays: At Your Service, by faithwood
"Hogwarts students are in danger; Harry is determined to save them all. There's only one thing he knows for certain: Draco Malfoy is somehow involved."
pairing:harry/draco  fandom:harrypotter  recs 
december 2011 by oaktree89
dreamlittleyo: xmenbigbang Fic — "The Tower and the Hurricane" — MASTER POST
"(Post-movie AU.) Five years after Shaw's death, Erik's predictions prove painfully accurate. Violence rages on both sides of the human/mutant conflict. In a world ravaged by war, it doesn't really matter who's more at fault. Charles struggles to teach his students a better way, but what choices will he make when peace really isn't an option?"
recs  fandom  fandom:xmenfirstclass  fandom:x-men  x-men_movieverse  pairing:erik/charles 
december 2011 by oaktree89
X Marks the Spot - thehoyden - X-Men: First Class (2011), Indiana Jones Series [Archive of Our Own]
"The year is 1962, and Charles Xavier is a professor of archaeology who knows how his students feel, whether he wants to or not. He spends his spare time researching a mythical artifact, but he knows better than anyone that X never, ever marks the spot."
au  pairing:erik/charles  fandom:xmenfirstclass  fic  slash  recs 
december 2011 by oaktree89
Limited Release - rageprufrock - X-Men: First Class (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
"When Alex Summers broke out of supermax to rescue his stupid kid brother, he had no idea it was going to be so fucking complicated."
au  pairing:erik/charles  fic  fandom:xmenfirstclass  recs 
november 2011 by oaktree89
X-men fan art by Loobeeinthesky
Incredibly gorgeous Erik/Charles art. Now I have ALL THE FEELINGS and it hurts ;___;
recs  fandom  fandom:xmenfirstclass  pairing:erik/charles  fanart 
october 2011 by oaktree89
and_backagain: Fic: Try, Try Again
"Except that this has happened before, he thinks with a start, and something in his throat closes up as he revolves on the spot, already knowing what he's going to see. Charles' back is arching as he falls, his eyes wide, and the crumpled bullet falls to the sand beside him like a calling card. X-Men: First Class Groundhog Day!AU, written for a genius prompt at 1stclass_kink." One of my favourites.
fandom:xmenfirstclass  fandom  fic  pairing:erik/charles  recs 
october 2011 by oaktree89
smilebackwards: Humane Society [X-men: First Class fic]
"Once Erik finally allows himself to decide that Charles is pretty much the best thing since sliced bread, he spends the next week being incredibly bitter that he's Charles' cat and not his boyfriend."
fic  fandom  fandom:xmenfirstclass  pairing:erik/charles  au  recs 
october 2011 by oaktree89
argyleheir: Fic: "Twist (and Shout)" -- X-Men: First Class
"For once, Charles chooses the motel. The drive through Arizona is a long one, and even the sight of the hills surrounding Los Angeles can't tease him from weariness. There's only one thing for it: an ocean view."
recs  fandom  fandom:xmenfirstclass  fic  pairing:erik/charles  has:fandom  has:pairing 
september 2011 by oaktree89
londondrowning: all the fears you left behind -- x-men: first class -- charles/erik
"Erik has had one goal. He’s spent his life in relentless pursuit of it and has given almost no thought to what would come after he achieves it."
recs  fandom  fandom:xmenfirstclass  pairing:erik/charles  has:fandom  has:pairing 
september 2011 by oaktree89
Known to appreciate - Sulu/Chekov AU Fic: Searching for the Ghost
"AU -- Sulu is a Navy translator sent to Japan in September 1945 as part of the U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey. Chekov and Scotty are physicists, Spock is a behavioral psychologist who is accompanied by his protégé Uhura, McCoy is a Navy doctor, and Jim is a Lieutenant Commander."
Pretty brilliant story. Deals with complex issues with a deft hand.
fic  fandom  fandom:star_trek  pairing:sulu/chekov  au  recs  has:fandom  has:pairing 
september 2011 by oaktree89
A Hundred Visions and Revisions, by kaydeefalls
"In which the CIA and FBI indulge in some inter-agency snooping, Erik hates Cerebro, a new mutant is found, and Charles is very distracting." Excellent.
fic  fandom  fandom:xmenfirstclass  pairing:erik/charles  crossover  fandom:doctorwho  recs 
september 2011 by oaktree89
labingi: X-Men Fic: Charles/Erik, Post-Divorce
"When your true love is your arch enemy, sometimes you need to take him on vacation.
A/N: This is something of a sequel to "Scenes from a Love Affair". "
fic  fandom  fandom:xmenfirstclass  pairing:erik/charles  recs 
september 2011 by oaktree89
The Dawn, with silver-sandalled feet - Fic: Four People Magneto Never Was (And One He Never Will Be)
"Five AUs. The last one being sort of a dig at Ultimate-verse and, er, other Marvel writers who are Wrong."
recs  fic  fandom  fandom:xmenfirstclass  pairing:erik/charles 
september 2011 by oaktree89

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