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The Death of Fire Station 10 - Ray Nayler
“The death of Fire Station 10 affected me deeply. She had not been the smartest building, but she had been a friend for as long as I can remember. She was one story tall, the sole holdover from a much earlier time in the neighborhood—a piece of cinderblock nostalgia, of high-maintenance wood and plaster from an earlier age. Her brain and smart utilities were a retrofit, cobbled onto the cinderblock building later, in a clumsy addition on the back.
'fiction  -profic  ^feelings  "ai  $other  :2k-10k  @raynayler 
2 days ago
Such Thoughts Are Unproductive - Rebecca Campbell
The woman whom I sometimes believed to be my mother flickered. Once. Twice. Her face—smiling—froze in a cloud of pixels, while her arm—the wide, emphatic gestures that were as much a marker of her identity as the color of her eyes or her fingerprints—swept the screen, leaving blue eddies, whirlpools of information. Then silence, but her mouth moved, leaving a flesh-colored smudge across the top half of her head.

“You’ve cut out again,” I said.

The picture reset. She was saying something that made her laugh.
'fiction  -profic  ^ouchy  $gen  :2k-10k  @rebeccacampbell 
2 days ago
Symbiosis Theory - Choyeop Kim, translated by Joungmin Lee Comfort
Ludmila’s vision of “the place” seemed to have been etched deep into her consciousness as it continued to exert a supreme influence on her life. It was a place that appeared at once utterly real and completely imaginary, and she devoted her life to painting it. Each painting formed a discrete fragment of its landscape; yet taken as a whole, her oeuvre constructed an impossibly detailed and vivid sense of the spellbinding place that so clearly inhabited her mind.

Journalists never stopped asking her, “What do you call this place, Ludmila?” But her response, as well as the flustered and somewhat apologetic look on her face, were always the same: “There is a name for it, in my head, but it’s as if I can’t say it out loud.”
'fiction  -profic  $gen  :2k-10k  @choyeopkim  @joungminleecomfort  "artist  "aliens 
2 days ago
Steve Rogers: Undercover Robosexual - jellybeanforest
Tony Stark is a selfish, narcissistic asshole with a God complex, which makes his invention of the superhero Iron Man, an impressive android with an AI that surpasses even J.A.R.V.I.S. in complexity, all the more puzzling. Stuck in a future he struggles to understand, Steve surprisingly gets along with the bag of bolts more than any flesh-and-blood being. He often has to stop himself from taking chances with real human life (including his own) when Iron Man is in danger. After all, Stark likely has several back-up copies of Iron Man’s code, so he can always make another one, right? That’s what Steve tells himself anyway when he sees Iron Man flying a missile destined for New York City through a wormhole to destroy the Chitauri warship.

And then Steve gets a call from the man himself on his private comm channel.

“Hey Cap.”

“Stark, this isn’t a good time. I’m kind of in the middle of something. Can I call you back later?” Steve says, head tipped up to watch Iron Man’s ascension.
'fanfic  "identity  +steve/tony  :10k-20k  $dudeslash  @jellybeanforest 
2 days ago
Crowley Invented Youtube Recommended (Parsley, Thyme, Sage, Daffodils remix) - flibbertygigget
After Aziraphale's video on crêpes makes it into Youtube recommendations through a little demonic intervention, he quickly goes viral. Cue college students just trying to make it work, a bunch of young queers who see A.Z. Fell and his husband Anthony as "goals," and quite a few comments from one Newton Pulsifer.

absolutely no need to read the fic that inspired it, no matter what this author says, this fic can stand on its own fine
'fanfic  -goodomens  "epistolary  +aziraphale/crowley  $dudeslash  $other  :500-2k  @flibbertygigget 
2 days ago
Anthony J. Crowley, Retired Demon and Airbnb Superhost - TheOldAquarian
What are you supposed to do when you've been fired from your sweet job in Hell for thwarting the schemes of Satan, you've got a swanky flat in Mayfair, and you're looking for an excuse to spend all your time in someone else's bookshop? Obviously, you turn to the dubious world of short-term vacation rentals.

The resulting Airbnb property has been variously described as "an instagram trap," "a vampire den but make it botanical," and "the weirdest bed and breakfast in the shared history of beds and breakfasting."
'fanfic  "outsidepov  "epistolary  -goodomens  *crowley  $gen  :2k-10k  @theoldaquarian 
2 days ago
Pepper vs. The Forces of Heteronormativity - spacestationtrustfund
“I know what the problem is,” Pepper announced, with a grandiose air. “It’s heteronormativity, is what it is.”
'fanfic  -goodomens  $gen  *anathema  *pepper  :500-2k  @spacestationtrustfund 
2 days ago
[vid] You Are My Baby - hexenmeister
"you are my baby, but you don't belong to me / what you become, that is up to you."
'vid  -spideman:intothespiderverse  *miles  *jeffersonm  *aaron  $gen  "family  @hexenmeister  ^feelings 
7 days ago
Water: A History - KJ Kabza
The planet of Quányuán is arid to the point of being uninhabitable. Wetness is a concept left back on Earth. That doesn’t stop one elderly woman from stepping outside the safety of the colony whenever she can for the brief opportunity to fully experience the outside world.
'fiction  -profic  $gen  :2k-10k  @kjkabza 
9 days ago
Dance With Me, Emily - Bredon
“I think this is the one,” Emily said, just as she had said last time, and the time before, and the time before.

(The last time she’d announced that she had the song, it was a treacly Edith Piaf-style torch song about Genghis Khan’s threesome with the Lady of the Lake and Spock from Star Trek, and their adventures conquering the land of glitter cheese.)
'fanfic  -emily(song)  "academia  "robots  "musician  $gen  *emily  *narrator  :500-2k  @bredon 
9 days ago
And they were roommates... - harriet_vane
A fic based lightly on a reddit post— "I (21f) have a crush on my roommate (20f). I can't figure out if she actually likes me back or not or is just being friendly. She cooks for me and knows all my favorite foods, and brings me lunch. She buys me anything I want, and her family all joke about our wedding. I once fell asleep on her lap and when I woke up she was stroking my hair and I almost had a stroke. I can't figure out if she's flirting with me or not. Help!"
do I know anything about any of these characters? No. Was I charmed anyway? absolutely
'fanfic  "au  -theuntamed  +lanwangji/weiwuxian  $femslash  "modern  "college  "genderfuck  @harriet_vane  :40k-100k  ^delightful 
9 days ago
[ART] Going Postal (A 125-Page Comic) - dustmouth, fanfairmod
So Draco and Harry sort of maybe have a bit of a thing going. Which is all fine and good, but would probably be more effective if they managed to be on the same continent for more than five minutes at a time.
'fanfic  'fanart  'fancomic  -harrypotter  +draco/harry  :2k-10k  @dustmouth  @fanfairmod  $dudeslash 
9 days ago
A Mindreader’s Guide to Surviving Your First Year at the All-Girls Superhero Academy - Jenn Reese
The day you arrive at the academy, you spend just three minutes outside the car before begging your mom to drive you back home. There are too many girls. They’re too loud. They’re laughing. Some of them are flying. Even if you weren’t a mindreader, you’d be overwhelmed.
'fiction  -profic  "superpowers  "secondpersonpov  $femslash  :500-2k  @jennreese 
9 days ago
Making an 1895 Walking Skirt (Using an 1895 Drafting Method) - YouTube
I really want to make a skirt according to this general pattern. SOMEDAY. (okay no what I actually want is to not have to put the effort into making it, but just to magically own one that fits me perfectly)
'resource  "to-make 
13 days ago
The End and the Beginning - Wisława Szymborska, translated by Joanna Trzeciak
After every war
someone has to clean up.
Things won’t
straighten themselves up, after all.


Someone has to push the rubble
to the side of the road,
so the corpse-filled wagons
can pass.
'poetry  @wislawaszymborska  @joannatrzeciak 
15 days ago
Home Is Where - Penknife
Bodhi can't go back, but he's determined to keep moving forward.

Kind of feels like two different ficlets smushed together. I really like the first one. The second is fine but doesn't feel to me to add anything to the story. So I'm tagging just based on the first half.
'fanfic  -starwars  *bodhi  $gen  :500-2k  @penknife 
15 days ago
Adrenalin Trap - Philomytha
Simon Illyan likes to live dangerously. It's a bad habit for the Chief of ImpSec.
'fanfic  -vorkosigan  +aral/illyan  +illyan/oc  $het  $dudeslash  :2k-10k  @philomytha  ^intense 
15 days ago
make your own warmth - the_ragnarok
The thought of Harold fills John with fondness. He turns his head. Harold's snoring very slightly. He's holding on to the blanket. His hair is more of a bird's nest than usual.

Oh, John thinks, realization dawning. Yes, him.

bed-sharing
'fanfic  -personofinterest  +finch/reese  $dudeslash  :500-2k  @the_ragnarok 
15 days ago
Hamilton: Fury Road - huffley6
Mad Max vid to Right Hand Man from Hamilton. An odd experience, because although there's stuff from the song that there's no way to quite work (and some decisions I don't like about what to do with those parts) it's still somehow overall a very powerful experience and I cried.
'vid  -hamilton  -madmax  *furiosa  *nux  $gen  @huffley6 
15 days ago
Self Care - Julian K. Jarboe
Fuckos in this stupid town think nobody notices how when the tide just keeps coming in without going out again that "some" neighborhoods get sunk forever as an "unfortunate side effect of coastal flooding" while others become the sexy hip cool new "seafloor village." I'd cackle every time some bullshit golden-brick seawall crumbles and takes another mansion with it, but now there's straight-up UNDERWATER house tours for a zillion dollars a ticket, the same way they used to show off their giant Christmas trees and shit but even more pretentious cause now I guess they host in designer scuba gear. "Oh, this old thing? Blub blub, there's sand in my butt, no wait it's diamonds, ha ha!" (That's how they talk probably.) MEANWHILE where MY shitty old apartment used to be is now an undersea God-damned HOTEL AND CASINO.

I don't think I've ever read something like this before? VERY strong sense of voice, and I liked the validation of anger in the face of injustice and oppression.
'fiction  -profic  $gen  "trans  "religion  :2k-10k  @juliankjarboe 
20 days ago
Bad Guy [Loki AMV] - rosevered
I am very intrigued by this, but feel like I would get more out of it if I could follow more than a third of the lyrics
'vid  -avengers  *loki  @rosevered 
20 days ago
The weird thing about poetry - Jo Walton
The thing is, it's all true, but also art.

And artifice, while crafted from the heart,

Brings you both close and distant: here, apart.
'poetry  @jowalton 
4 weeks ago
we have not touched the stars - prouvairing
Sometimes they’ll also ask him why he hasn’t gone out and chased his soulbond yet.

Jim will point to the sky, and say, “The moon’s always there, babe. Don’t need to go chasin’ after her.”



It is January, year 2063. Humanity has quietly achieved interstellar travel, and Jim Kirk’s soulbond stretches into the stars.
'fanfic  "au  "soulmates  $dudeslash  +kirk/spock  +bones&kirk  :2k-10k  @prouvairing  -startrek_aos 
4 weeks ago
After The Storm Comes The Calm - shewhoguards
After the excitement of the Series Eleven visit is over Mordecai attempts to escape with a kitten to calm down. Flavian follows.
'fanfic  -chrestomanci  +flavian/mordecai  :500-2k  @shewhoguards  $dudeslash 
4 weeks ago
Wolves of Ice - Sholio
It walks the dark halls of the ship, they say. It is larger than a bilgesnipe, but it is not a bilgesnipe. It is cold as ice. Its claws clatter on the metal decking and leave frost in their wake. Its eyes glow in the dark.
'fanfic  $gen  -thor  -avengers  *thor  *loki  :2k-10k  @sholio  ^yeah 
4 weeks ago
On The Internet, Nobody Knows You're An Emperor. - Lanna Michaels (lannamichaels)
Gregor tries internet dating. Or, Ivan is enjoying being catfished by someone blatantly using pictures of the Emperor.
'fanfic  +gregor/ivan  :500-2k  -vorkosigan  $dudeslash  @lannamichaels  ^yep 
4 weeks ago
The Etiquette of Mythique Fine Dining - Carolyn Rahaman
Ava and Zach dig into the blue crate, not yet put away, and select three eggs each. Golden eggs from golden geese in Wisconsin, eggs that remind Ava of crafty Easter displays. Mythique doesn’t use chicken eggs, and Ava doesn’t use any magical ingredients at all until she can prove herself by making a golden omelet just as perfect as she can make with a chicken egg. Until they prove their worth, the new people, she and Zach, are stuck peeling potatoes and washing lettuce.

She’s been trying for two weeks. Zach’s been trying for three.

excellent and unsettling
'fiction  -profic  $gen  :2k-10k  @carolynrahaman  "food  ^excellent 
4 weeks ago
Guardian of the Wills - primeideal
Cassian and K-2 left an intangible legacy behind. They also left a literal one.
'fanfic  "epistolary  +cassian/k2so  $other  *monmothma  :500-2k  -starwars 
4 weeks ago
The future's going to break through - nieded
My take on South Downs: Aziraphale and Crowley decide to become professors. This is inspired by the headcanon that Crowley has 20 different degrees. He is the Serpent of the Tree of Knowledge after all.
'fanfic  "au  "outsidepov  "college  "professor  +aziraphale/crowley  *oc  :10k-20k  @nieded  $dudeslash  -goodomens 
4 weeks ago
Not Just Pretty Words - LullabyKnell
Pre-Canon AU: On an unexpected holiday to America, Harry Potter meets a strange girl at a zoo, finds out that he's a witch, steals a snake, and is cordially invited to the Addams mansion for dinner.

Or: Harry Potter meets the Addams Family.
'fanfic  $gen  $het  :20k-30k  ^delightful  "crossover  -addamsfamily  -harrypotter  *harry  *wednesday  +gomez/morticia  "family  @lulllabyknell 
4 weeks ago
Velodrome [VID] - Aria
I don't believe my will's quite free.
'vid  ^yeah  -goodomens  @aria  $gen  *ensemble 
6 weeks ago
Watching Through Windows - helvetica_upstart
David gapes at the man calling himself David’s husband. “You think I’m falling for the married amnesiac trap? Yeah, no, my sister has been-there done-that and sent me the Embassy’s postcards.”

Or, David falls off a ladder and can’t remember Schitt’s Creek. Things fall apart and come back together.
'fanfic  -schittscreek  "amnesia  +david/patrick  :30k-40k  @helvetica_upstart  $dudeslash 
7 weeks ago
in the hack - thingswithwings
After Ted, and before the Next Thing, Alexis joins a curling team. She's great at it, because, what, like it's hard?
'fanfic  -schittscreek  +alexis/twyla  $femslash  :2k-10k  @thingswithwings 
7 weeks ago
Milk and Honey - LogicGunn
“I don’t know how they do it in the United States Air Force, but in Canada if someone can’t keep their core temperature up, we share body heat. Scoot up Colonel.”
'fanfic  -sga  +john/rodney  $dudeslash  :2k-10k  @logicgunn  "huddlingforwarmth 
7 weeks ago
all i need, darling, is a life in your shape - deadgreeks
After everything, Aziraphale and Crowley, by unspoken agreement, begin sharing their lives.
---
Why? Aziraphale wanted to ask him, why millennia of the way things were, and now this?

But while Crowley seemed to have little issue upending every unspoken rule they’d ever written for themselves, Aziraphale was not so flexible, and they had spent thousands of years never quite addressing whatever it was this had stemmed from. Words, Aziraphale had always felt, were for bickering about where to eat for lunch, or hashing out ontological debates, or other trivial nonsense; there was no need to trifle with the imprecision of language, with phrasing and the possibility of being misconstrued, when it came to important matters if the other person simply understood, without needing it said. Six thousand years ago, when Aziraphale had met Crowley on the wall of Eden, watching the first two humans set out to begin the rest of history, something deep within him, more central even than his Grace, had thought, oh, it’s you, and that had been enough for him--for both of them, he assumed--for three millennia.

However much he wanted to ask, he didn’t know how. The words simply weren’t there.
'fanfic  ^sweet  ^quiet  :10k-20k  $dudeslash  @deadgreeks  +aziraphale/crowley  -goodomens 
7 weeks ago
Black Walnut Dye
How to dye stuff with black walnut. A good outline, and their various steps should all be followed. (Scouring, for instance, is genuinely important.)

Don't skimp on making dye, you want a pot full enough that whatever you're dyeing can be immersed with room to spare for stirring, so as to get an even dyeing effect. Yes, even if this means going to multiple trees because the most of the walnuts in your backyard are already starting to go bad....

A canning pot is a good size.
'how-to  'resource  -reallife 
7 weeks ago
Hide Your Love Away - Sineala
Tony has suspected for a long time that the soulmark on his chest matches Steve's -- but he's never told Steve about it. And then it's too late to tell Steve anything at all ever again. In the wake of Steve's death, the Skrull invasion, and Norman Osborn's rise to power, the identity of his soulmate is just one of the many things Tony cuts out of his memory forever.

When Tony returns to consciousness, he's forced to deal with the aftermath of a war he no longer remembers fighting, not to mention a Steve Rogers who can barely stand to be in the same room with him. Surely the last thing Tony could ever need in his life is more amnesia. But that's what he gets. And Tony's new missing memory just might be the key to finding out the truth of his soulmark... as well as his chance to make things right once and for all.
'fanfic  -avengers  "amnesia  "soulmates  +steve/tony  $dudeslash  :30k-40k  @sineala 
7 weeks ago
Role of a Lifetime - Annie D (scaramouche)
It’s been almost a year since Tony was rescued from the Ten Rings by SHIELD. In this time, Tony has forged a new path for Stark Industries and taken on a new under-the-radar role as a consultant for SHIELD. Tony’s SHIELD job eventually brings him into contact with the newest Captain America, who’s a pretty cool guy, though for security reasons Tony can’t know his real name or see his face without the Captain America mask. This is also about the time that Tony notices a certain Mr. Stevens, a new hire in SI’s corporate office...
'fanfic  "au  "identity  -avengers  +steve/tony  :40k-100k  @scaramouche  $dudeslash 
7 weeks ago
Demonology and the Tri-Phasic Model of Trauma: An Integrative Approach - Nnm
As soon as Aubrey Thyme, psychotherapist, had opened her office door and seen her new client, Anthony J. Crowley, sitting in her waiting area, she was observing and assessing him. At first glance, she paid attention to the following:

--His clothing was expensive and stylish;
--He wore very strange but noticeable cologne;
--His relationship to the seat he occupied could only, very loosely, be described as “sitting;”
--He looked angry;
--He was wearing sunglasses.

What Aubrey Thyme, a professional, thought, upon first seeing her new client was: you’re going to be a fun one, aren’t you?
I don't love every thing this fic does but it is very readable and enjoyable
'fanfic  -goodomens  +aziraphale/crowley  *oc  "outsidepov  $gen  $dudeslash  :40k-100k  @nnm 
7 weeks ago
The Sidelines - wildhoneypie
An AU where David becomes a wedding and event planner after the Roses lose everything. And Patrick is still...Patrick. With apologies for anachronisms, as I haven't seen the latest season.
'fanfic  "au  "weddingplanner  $dudeslash  :2k-10k  ^delightful  @wildhoneypie  +david/patrick  -schittscreek 
8 weeks ago
Setting Expectations - JazaChai
“You didn’t tell Illyan the truth about your little topple off the balcony, did you.”
[...]
“...how did you know?”
“He doesn’t talk about you with secret terror in his eyes.”
- The Vor Game, Chapter 17

In another timeline, Gregor makes a different choice. (And Miles underestimates Illyan.)
'fanfic  -vorkosigan  "au  $gen  *illyan  *gregor  :2k-10k  @jazachai 
8 weeks ago
Error State - Philomytha
When Illyan begins to suspect something is going wrong with his memory chip, he follows proper procedure and notifies his second-in-command.
'fanfic  -vorkosigan  *illyan  *haroche  :2k-10k  @philomytha  $gen  ^yeah 
8 weeks ago
We Never Go Out of Style - victoria_p (musesfool)
Style icons of the galaxy, unite!

In which Padme is a style inspiration for Lando
'fanfic  -starwars  $gen  *padme  *lando  *l3-37  :500-2k  @musesfool 
8 weeks ago
Best Gluten Free Pie Crust Recipe - Light, Flakey & Delicious
2 Cups of All Purpose Gluten Free Flour
1/2 Cup Butter
1 Egg
2/3 Cup Water (approx. depending on consistency – add a little at a time – not too wet, not too dry.)
1/2 Teaspoon Salt (or season to taste)
2 Teaspoon Sugar (you can omit or sweeten additionally to taste)
Extra GF Flour or Tapioca Starch for Dusting

Instructions

Mix together the Gluten Free Flour along with optional Salt & Sugar.
Blend in Butter with Pastry Tool or Fork, and mix until crumbly.
Add in Egg and mix until well incorporated – mixture will still be crumbly.
Add Water by stirring in 1 Tablespoon at a time until dough holds together for rolling – better a little moist, then too dry.
Cut Mixture in Half and roll into 2 balls (one for each crust or topping).
Shape dough balls into disc with floured hands and place onto a sheet of floured parchment or wax paper.
Cover with an additional sheet of parchment or wax paper. Roll crust out to slightly larger than your pie tin.
Remove top parchment/wax paper and Slip hand gently under the bottom paper to flip into pie tin… carefully peeling back the paper as you press it into the pan. Don’t worry if it breaks apart a little, you can always press it together and it will look great!
Crimp edges of crust to make a decorative edge… or top with an additional crust layer after adding your pie filling.
Pierce bottom slightly with fork (and slit top layer with knife to vent).
Fill with your favorite recipe and bake.

(A. said when she made this that she put in twice as much butter, and less water. Turned out remarkably tasty!)
[recipe-delicious]  [dessert]  [pie] 
8 weeks ago
Homemade Pumpkin Pie | SimplyRecipes.com
2 large eggs plus the yolk of a third egg
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
2 cups pumpkin pulp purée from a sugar pumpkin* OR 1 15-ounce can of pumpkin purée (can also use puréed cooked butternut squash)
1 1/2 cup heavy cream or one 12 oz. can of evaporated milk
1 good crust

* To make pumpkin purée from scratch, cut a medium-small sugar pumpkin in half. Scrape out the insides (reserving the pumpkins seeds to roast) and discard. Line a baking sheet with Silpat or foil. Place the pumpkin halves cut side down on the lined baking sheet and bake at 350°F until a fork can easily pierce them, about an hour to an hour and a half. Remove from oven, let cool, scoop out the pulp.

* to make recipe dairy-free, replace the cream with almond milk mixed with coconut milk powder.

1 Preheat your oven to 425°F.

2 Beat eggs, mix in sugars, salt, spices, lemon zest: Beat the eggs in a large bowl. Mix in the brown sugar, white sugar, salt, spices—cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg, ground cloves, cardamom, and lemon zest.

3 Add pumpkin and cream: Mix in the pumpkin purée. Stir in the cream. Beat together until everything is well mixed.

4 Pour into pie shell and bake: Pour the filling into an uncooked chilled or frozen pie shell. Bake at a high temperature of 425°F for 15 minutes.

Then after 15 minutes, lower the temperature to 350°F. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes more. The pie is done when a knife tip inserted in the center comes out wet but relatively clean. The center should be just barely jiggly.

(About half-way through the baking, you may want to put foil around the edges or use a pie protector to keep the crust from getting too browned.)

5 Cool on a rack: Cool the pumpkin pie on a wire rack for 2 hours. Note that the pumpkin pie will come out of the oven all puffed up (from the leavening of the eggs), and will deflate as it cools.

(A. made this for thanksgiving this year, in dairy-free form, and it was lovely)
[recipe-delicious]  [pie]  [dessert] 
8 weeks ago
[Vid] Born Free - Anonymous
If you don't like how it is, what you gonna do to change it?
'vid  -belle  +belle/john  @anonymous  $het 
8 weeks ago
Rainy Days and Mondays (I always wind up here with you) - lastontheboat
“I could have rented a flat right next to the apparition point,” Hermione grumbled as she pulled her wand out of her jeans’ pocket and set about casting warming and drying charms on herself. “It was available! It wasn’t even that much more expensive! But no, this one had a slightly larger bedroom. By a whole three feet!”

“Not to mention we’re surrounded by muggles on all sides so we can’t even risk umbrella charms,” Ginny pointed out. “Unlike if we lived next to, say, the apparition point. For example.”

A story about Ginny feeling anxious about her quidditch career and how it never stops raining.
'fanfic  $gen  -harrypotter  +hermione/ron  *ginny  *luna  "friendship  :2k-10k  @lastontheboat 
9 weeks ago
Ynys Afallach (I Will Give My Love An Apple) - Femme (femmequixotic), noeon (noe)
Professor Waverley Root's tutorial in the history of magical food is something of a legend at Flamel College. Draco Malfoy wants to apply it to his work in sustainable wizarding agriculture. Harry Potter's taking it for his interest in historical overlap between the magical and Muggle worlds in the West Country. When Root pairs them together, the fireworks (and the apples!) fly. Now if only they can find something original, perhaps they'll make it through to complete their degrees on time.
'fanfic  -harrypotter  +draco/harry  "food  $dudeslash  @femmequixotic  :40k-100k  @noe 
9 weeks ago
amid this warm and steady sweetness - warmfoothills
Harry is not living in a period drama, no matter what his friends or his new house or Malfoy’s sudden affinity for horse-riding might suggest, and if one more person uses the word courting, he’s going to start hexing people.

Zero plot or stress or angst, just a lovely pleasant atmospheric mood
'fanfic  -harrypotter  +draco/harry  :20k-30k  @warmfoothills  $dudeslash 
9 weeks ago
Rewind - Anonymous
I’ve done all this before. Hundreds of times, every morning since I was made captain.

does not end with the time loop resolved
'fanfic  -imperialradch  ^good  "timeloop  +breq/seivarden  $other  :2k-10k  @anonymous 
9 weeks ago
Portrait Of The Artist - KJ Parker
“And what exactly am I supposed to have done?”

He sighed. “Oh, don’t make me say it,” he said, “it sounds so silly. And, like I just said, I can’t prove it. Sure, I can point out that in the last year, forty-six people, rich and famous and influential people, who’ve had their portraits painted by you have suffered catastrophic strokes, leaving them paralysed and catatonic. But you would then point out, equally truthfully, that sixty-seven equally rich, famous and influential people have also been painted by you and are as fit as fiddles. And then you’d challenge me to tell the jury exactly how you’re supposed to have done these dreadful things, and I’d just shrug and admit I don’t have a clue, beyond basic philosophical and theological theory.”

He was looking past me, at the bookshelf; Pacatian, and Saloninus’s Existence and Reality. I winced. A bit like hanging the murder weapon on your wall, mounted on a little plaque.
'fiction  -profic  "artist  @kjparker  :10k-20k  $gen 
10 weeks ago
your smile speaks books to me - laiqualaurelote
Aziraphale's bookshop becomes accidentally famous on Instagram, to his great distress. Since Crowley invented Instagram, it's also his problem.
'fanfic  -goodomens  +aziraphale/crowley  $dudeslash  :2k-10k  @laiqualaurelote 
10 weeks ago
The Valley of Wounded Deer - E Lily Yu
Once there was a prince of Ruyastan who was born in secret and hidden behind a false wall with a nurse to hush her and soothe and give suck. The prince and her nurse lived in narrowness for ten years, reading and watching the world through a crack no bigger than a needle. During those years, the dowager queen hunted down and killed, for jealousy, every one of the prince’s half-brothers and cousins, carelessly begotten in cities and villages and forgotten apart from notes in the royal genealogies.

But the prince’s mother had died in giving birth, and the crabbed old genealogists who pried and listened never learned of it. So the prince’s name was never written, and she survived.

fairytaleish
'fiction  -profic  $gen  :2k-10k  @elilyyu 
10 weeks ago
An Arc of Lightning Across the Eye of God - P H Lee
Zhou: You can understand this language? The sign?

Subject: Yes, I can understand this sign. It is one of my father’s languages, I have learned it from he, my father, who learned it from [sign unrecognizable], but past that the wake of history is lost.

Zhou: Who was your father?

Subject: My father was. [here she makes the phonetic sign marker, then pauses]

Zhou: Go on.

Subject: It is not his real name.

Zhou: Tell us his real name, then.

Subject: [ejects something wet onto the table]
'fiction  -profic  $gen  :2k-10k  @phlee  "language 
10 weeks ago
The Official Mr Fell Quarantine Thread - argentconflagration
It is with an exasperated sigh that I introduce you to an official thread for this guy. We've discussed it and we've decided that this is the only way we can stop you guys from derailing threads to complain about this guy. By mod decree, all Mr Fell complaining, griping, bitching, grousing, and miscellaneous butthurt now belongs in THIS THREAD AND THIS THREAD ONLY.

The forumgoers of The Codex, a forum for rare book hunters, come to some very interesting conclusions about the personal life of one Mr Fell of Soho.
'fanfic  "outsidepov  -goodomens  +aziraphale/crowley  *oc  $het  $dudeslash  :500-2k  @argentconflagration 
10 weeks ago
Dumpling dipping sauce
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp water
2 tsp rice vinegar
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp sugar
[recipe-delicious]  [side]  from notes
10 weeks ago
now that we have seen each other - Mizzy
Steve's crush on Iron Man seemed to him to be much more reasonable than his crush on Tony Stark. A meeting with some identical Avengers from another reality raises some important identity questions, though, and with their shattering revelations in tow, will Steve's heart survive this experience?
'fanfic  "au/canon  +steve/tony  $dudeslash  -avengers  :2k-10k  @mizzy 
12 weeks ago
I'll See You When I Fall Asleep - citsiurtlanu
It's 1989 when Steve wakes up and realizes he's in the body of a stranger.

Half a century earlier, Tony wakes up and realizes the same thing.

As time passes, they continue to switch with each other at random. And despite the decades separating them, they become close - until Steve signs up for a top-secret project, and Tony realizes the truth of who he's been switching with.
'fanfic  "bodyswap  "au  -avengers  +steve/tony  :30k-40k  @citsiurtlanu  $dudeslash 
12 weeks ago
All I Ask - ariastarke
"So," Arya declares as she signs her name at the bottom of the contract. She finishes off the final k with a flourish, a swooping curve that loops once and underlines the preceding letters. "We're in agreement."

Gendry nervously takes the pen from her and signs his own name, a shaky and unsure signature that differs so incredibly from hers. "We are. I look forward to fake dating you until this wedding business is through."

Arya grins at him, and she feels a twinge of pride at seeing him gulp at the flash of her teeth. "That's what you think."

(Or, the fake dating AU for Gendrya Week that no one asked for.)
'fanfic  -gameofthrones  $het  +arya/gendry  "au  "modern  "pretendrelationship  :40k-100k  @ariastarke 
12 weeks ago
Future Perfect - Tintinnabulation_of_the_Bells
WANTED: COMMITTED MONOGAMOUS COUPLES
Are you and your significant other in a committed, monogamous relationship? Have you been dating for at least six months? Are you living together? If you meet these criteria (and you are at least 18 years old), you may be eligible to participate in a COMPENSATED study (up to $300) on love and decision making. Please call 617-555-7864 or email romance.jenningslab@samwell.edu

The moment he sees the sign, Holster knows he's struck gold. The only problem is, he and Ransom aren't technically dating. But who are romance and technicalities to stand in the way of a business scheme that's bound to go according to plan?
'fanfic  -checkplease  +holster/ransom  $dudeslash  "pretendrelationship  :10k-20k  @tintinnabulation_of_the_bells 
12 weeks ago
Celestial Bodies - shiftylinguini
“An astrological anomaly induced bond,” Harry repeats, deadpan, as the Head Healer of the Magical Malfunctions ward finishes announcing his prognosis.

“Space magic,” says Draco, tapping long fingers irritably against the arm of his chair. “You’re saying we’ve been zapped by space magic.”

The Healer huffs. “That’s rather simplifying things, gentlemen.”
'fanfic  -harrypotter  +draco/harry  "bonding  $dudeslash  @shiftylinguini  :20k-30k 
12 weeks ago
Instant Pot Split Pea Soup with Ham - Bowl of Delicious
3 tablespoons butter
1 onion diced
2 ribs celery diced
2 carrots diced
1 ham bone a smoked ham hock or 6 oz. diced ham can also be used
1 lb. dry split peas sorted through and rinsed
6 cups chicken stock/broth or veggie stock, water, or a mixture
2 bay leaves
kosher salt and black pepper

Instructions

Turn pressure cooker to the "sauté" setting. Melt butter (3 tablespoons) and sauté onion, celery, and carrots, seasoned with salt and pepper to taste, for about 5 minutes, until softened.
Add the split peas, chicken stock (6 cups), ham bone (or hock or 6 oz. diced cooked ham), and the 2 bay leaves.
Cover pressure cooker and set to manual, high pressure for 15 minutes.
Allow the pressure to naturally release for 10-15 minutes.
If you used a ham bone or hock: remove the it from the soup and remove the ham meat that's still attached to it. Add the ham meat back into the soup.
Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary. Serve immediately, or store in your refrigerator for up to 1 week or freezer in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
[recipe-totry]  [maindish]  [soup] 
12 weeks ago
my brother's keeper - rain_sleet_snow
Luke kills his father and Falls, and Leia becomes the last resort.
'fanfic  -starwars  "au  *luke  *leia  $gen  :2k-10k  @rain_sleet_snow 
12 weeks ago
untitled les mis gen - coelenterata
Three times Mabeuf didn’t befriend Valjean and one time he did, I guess??
'fanfic  -lesmiserables  *mabeuf  *valjean  *plutarch  *cosette  *toussaint  :2k-10k  @coelenterata  ^feelings  "friendship 
12 weeks ago
Entangled - Beston Barnett
Luckily, there are a number of dating sites for people like me, who, either because of disability or disinclination, are seeking a partner without sexual obligations. There are even some with a variety of gender labels. “Non-binary” is accurate. It is still too early in the process of Earth’s inclusion into the Intergalactic Cooperative to expect these sites to have a box labelled “transhuman.”

I put that information under “Interests/Hobbies.”
'fiction  -profic  $other  @bestonbarnett  :2k-10k 
12 weeks ago
Sacrid’s Pod - Adam-Troy Castro
Hello, Sacrid Henn.

I’m aware that you’re terrified.

I’m also aware that you are paralyzed, deaf, and blind, your only sensory input being my voice.

It is a voice that has been designed to be as comforting as these circumstances permit. Believe me when I say that you are in no danger and that my intentions toward you are that of a caretaker toward a vulnerable charge.

I find the ending unsatisfying to the point that I nearly didn't bookmark this, but decided in the end the other interesting stuff the story is doing is still worth it
'fiction  -profic  "secondpersonpov  "prison  "ai  $gen  :2k-10k  @adamtroycastro 
12 weeks ago
Advice For Your First Time at the Faerie Market - Nibedita Sen
You’ll smell it before you see it — scents of ticklish pollen, braised roots. The market doesn’t like to let itself be found too easily. I found it by accident nineteen years ago, stumbling from Atgeld Library in that gossamer hour when the sun begins to warm a world still living in night. They tell me the walls between things are thinner at dawn and dusk.

But you, my daughter, needn’t worry about all that. They’re expecting you.
'fiction  -profic  "food  "fairies  $gen  :500-2k  @nibeditasen 
12 weeks ago
Kings And Queens - Silver_Queen_DoS
In fleeing the Red Keep, Sansa takes a secret passage through an old wardrobe and winds up somewhere else entirely.
'fanfic  "crossover  -narnia  -gameofthrones  $gen  :2k-10k  @silver_queen_dos  *sansa  *tumnus  *peter  *susan  *edmund  *lucy 
september 2019
Harry Potter And The Summer At Grimmauld Place - Silver_Queen_DoS
When Sirius turns Peter Pettigrew in, suddenly he’s free. Harry’s more than happy to leave the Dursley’s no matter what living with Sirius Black might be like.
'fanfic  "au  -harrypotter  *harry  *sirius  *remus  $gen  :2k-10k  @silver_queen_dos 
september 2019
Signature Color - scioscribe
“Every day,” Elle continued, “we boldly go out to face strange new corners of the galaxy, and you look your best, and what do I look like? A blonde satsuma.”

“It’s not that bad.”

“In civilian clothes, I am a force to be reckoned with. I can even make the dress uniforms work. But this—” Elle moved her hand up and down incredulously, indicating the soft, command gold fabric of her standard Starfleet gear. “I look pasty. And orange. At the same time. Something has got to be done about this.”
'fanfic  "crossover  -startrek  -legallyblonde  +elle/vivian  $femslash  :2k-10k  @scioscribe 
september 2019
How to Make Linked Footnotes on AO3 - teekettle
While AO3 has a way to click to see notes at the end, this tutorial is how you can not only have your viewers click to view certain notes, but also click back to where they had been reading before. We don’t even need to use a workskin for this, but just an implementation of simple anchor links. So whether you have a lot of references in your work or just want to let your inner Pratchett* loose, this is how you do it.
'resource 
september 2019
Authentic German Potato Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
3 cups diced peeled potatoes
4 slices bacon
1 small onion, diced
1/4 cup white vinegar
2 Tbsp water
1.5 Tbsp white sugar
1 tsp salt
Ground black pepper
Generous amounts of fresh parsley

Boil potatoes until cooked, peel and chop and let cool. Fry bacon and cut into little bits, retaining grease. Chop parsley. Put potato and bacon and parsley in a bowl.

Cook onion in bacon grease until browned. Add the vinegar, water, sugar, salt and pepper to the pan and bring to a boil. Pour over other ingredients and mix together thoroughly. Serve warm or cold.

(my recipe above has alterations from the link: cuts sugar in half, and adds extra parsley)
[recipe-delicious]  [salad]  [maindish] 
september 2019
The Moon Is Not a Battlefield - Indrapramit Das
I was actually born on Earth, not far above sea level, in the Greater Kolkata Megapolis. My parents gave me away to the Government of India when I was still a small child, in exchange for enough money for them to live off frugally for a year—an unimaginable amount of wealth for two Dalit street-dwellers who scraped shit out of sewers for a living, and scavenged garbage for recycling—sewers sagging with centuries worth of shit, garbage heaps like mountains. There was another child I played with the most in our slum. The government took her as well. Of the few memories I have left of those early days on Earth, the ones of us playing are clearest, more than the ones of my parents, because they weren’t around much. But she was always there. She’d bring me hot jalebis snatched from the hands of hapless pedestrians, her hands covered in syrup, and we’d share them. We used to climb and run along the huge sea wall that holds back the rising Bay of Bengal, and spit in the churning sea. I haven’t seen the sea since, except from space—that roiling mass of water feels like a dream. So do those days, with the child who would become the soldier most often by my side. The government told our parents that they would cleanse us of our names, our untouchability, give us a chance to lead noble lives as astral defenders of the Republic of India. Of course they gave us away. I don’t blame them. Aditi never blamed hers, either. That was the name my friend was given by the Army. You’ve met her. We were told our new names before training even began. Single-names, always. Usually from the Mahabharata or Ramayana, we realized later. I don’t remember the name my parents gave me. I never asked Aditi if she remembered hers.
'fiction  -profic  ^feelings  ^ouchy  ^interesting  $gen  @indrapramitdas  :2k-10k 
september 2019
Dave’s Head - Suzanne Palmer
I know what Dave wants even before he says it, before I’ve even taken off my stupid work cap or thrown my keys on top of the pile of crap beside the door. He’s taken his head off again, somehow, and I never can figure how he does it with no thumbs or even fingers, and I know my uncle didn’t help, but there it is on the rug waiting for me, Dave’s head, and he opens his gigantic mouth wide and looks at me with his big, brown fake eyes, and says, “Road trip?”

“I’m a senior porter now,” I say. “I can’t just skip work.” This is true.

“I looked at your schedule on the fridge. Your next shift isn’t until Tuesday,” Dave says. This is also true. “So, road trip?”

“You know I can’t leave Uncle Marty alone that long,” I say.

Deeply weird and doesn't explain everything but it's great
'fiction  -profic  @suzannepalmer  $gen  :2k-10k 
september 2019
A Bird, a Song, a Revolution - Brooke Bolander
Before the flute is a flute, it is a bird. This is the first act of magic. This is the first lesson the girl learns, when the world is still young and shaggy-coated with lingering winter. Sometimes things can be other things. An axehead hides in a chunk of flint. Before it is a meal, a mammoth is a squealing calf tagging along behind its mother. A fox is a white spirit barking curses until an arrow finds it and turns it into a friend that shields your ears from the wind’s teeth.

And before it is a flute, a bird is a song lodged in a treetop.
'fiction  -profic  $gen  "musician  :2k-10k  @brookebolander 
september 2019
pull me closer - susiecarter
Diana feared for a moment that it would not work—that the light of her power wasn't enough, and the ice would never melt.

But then the first splintering crack reached her ears, and a moment later the wall of it before her had cracked, shattered; pieces broke off and slid away, the ice splitting deeper and deeper, still reflecting with red-gold shimmers of light. And then, all at once, a series of gasps, ragged startled half-drawn breaths—and Lois coughed.
'fanfic  -dcu  +diana/lois  $femslash  @susiecarter  :2k-10k  ^feelings 
september 2019
Combination Lock - shukyou
Eli was just about to give up on the evening when the cops arrived.

A collective groan rose through the patronage as the lights in the bar snapped full up and a little joke of an air raid siren began to wail from over the bar. Eli glanced down at his watch before he remembered that he wasn’t wearing one tonight — or much of anything else, for that matter. He shifted his wig a little more securely into place, though he didn’t think it helped the illusion much, not at this hour, not after this many beers. Shit, why hadn’t he tried a little harder tonight? Maybe he could have passed as someone’s little sister, tagging along for a night on the town!

Yes, Eli thought, because homosexuals brought their little sisters along with them to the bars all the time. The place was practically overrun with them. No faggots here, officers, just a bunch of little sisters out past curfew. He wondered how many palms the owners would have to grease to make the cops believe that.
'fiction  -originalfic  @shukyou  $dudeslash  :10k-20k  "crossdressing  "historical 
september 2019
every choice a thousand times - knight_tracer, lady_ragnell
Chirrut and Baze die and wake up in the Jedhan desert on the day the Empire rises. They have twenty years to make sure it all happens better this time.

I continue in my endless love for star wars fic where character(s) are sent back in time to make things better
'fanfic  -starwars  +baze/chirrut  "timetravel  *bodhi  *jyn  *cassian  *k2so  :20k-30k  @knight_tracer  @lady_ragnell  $dudeslash 
september 2019
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