Just About Half-Past Ten - rohkeutta - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
But as he reaches Madison Avenue, Stark Tower a mere block away, the skies open with a whoosh, and he barely manages to duck under the construction scaffolding perched over the sidewalk. Thunder rumbles overhead, and Bucky frantically checks every compartment of his bag for an umbrella he knows is there.

It’s not. He does find some loose glitter, though, and a lipstick he wore for Pride and had thought he’d lost, plus a spare Metro Card he can’t remember buying.

He also gets a crystal clear flashback of leaving the umbrella under his desk to dry yesterday morning, and never picking it up again.

This is positively charming and fluffy.
captamerica  au  steve/bucky  via:norwich36 
12 days ago
The World Well Lost - by AnnaKnitsSpock (Star Trek Reverse Big Bang 2018)
Whatever had brought them to Tarsus IV, Jim and his fellow students were mean, hard, and unhappy. There were plenty of schoolyard fights and plenty of successive detentions spent tilling soil or laying fertilizer—on Tarsus even the detentions were beneficial to the colony’s production. But Jim tried to stay out of trouble: the sooner he could get off this rock the sooner he could try to get out of Iowa. After that, on his own, maybe he could build some kind of life.

And so he kept to himself.

But the older boys were going to eat that new Vulcan kid alive, and Jim just couldn’t let that happen.
st:aos  au  kirk/spock  tarsus-iv  meet-as-kids  whoops  bonded  grief  amnesia  kolinahr  recovery  reunion  via:runpunkrun 
23 days ago
What You Make - MomoYoMaki - Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
Natasha had still been Natalia then, when she'd met him.
The Winter Soldier, the other girls whispered, aren't you scared?
What a stupid question.
AU where Bucky helps Natasha (and the other girls, who are all under 10) escape from the Red Room and basically adopts them. I love Papa Bucky.
avengers  au  buckybarnes  natasha_romanoff  kidfic  gen  via:norwich36 
24 days ago
Teeth [Megamind]
When the infant in the golden pod crash lands on the underdeveloped planet known as Earth, it already has all its teeth.
misc:small-fandom  canon  au  angst  humor  gen  1000-9999  gorgeous/favorite  via:popkin16 
27 days ago
Safe If We Stand Close Together [Megamind]
Roxanne attends 'Lil Gifted School.

Pre-het, which I don't have a tag for, so it's both "gen" and "first time".
misc:small-fandom  romance  sweet  cute  meet.young  gen  first!time  series  30000-49999  via:popkin16 
27 days ago
The Time is Always Right - Katharoses, seapigeon - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Brooklyn, 1946. Two men profoundly changed by the war cross paths. One's lost his will to fight, robbed by rejection and the loss of his best guy. The other's spoiling for a new battle with the country that still seems to think he's three-fifths of a person. In each other, they find an ally...and maybe something more.
Really excellent AU set in the 40s and 50s. Steve never goes to war, Bucky never comes home, but in the late 40s, Steve meets Sam, who is a vet and an attorney. Period typical everything, but really good. 24,000 words.
captamerica  au  steve/sam  via:norwich36 
27 days ago
the cottage by the sea - layersofsilence - Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
Later, he could not say why he did what he does. His mind is one confused, high-pitched blur, incoherent and blank, but perhaps that is a good thing, because if he’d been thinking he likely would have remained where he was, paralysed by indecision, until his handlers arrived and took him in.

As it is – the Asset stands and leaves. And, eventually, the result is this: a flash in the water and a wet, gleaming head that emerges from the sea, so smoothly that even the water doesn’t seem to realise he’s there until it does, and little waves start flocking around him.

Really sweet AU where Bucky is still the Winter Soldier but he doesn't meet Steve, a merman, until after he's escaped Hydra.
captamerica  steve/bucky  AU  via:norwich36 
6 weeks ago
Just Like A Child - Snapjack - Deadpool (2016) [Archive of Our Own]
“Honey,” Wade calls over his shoulder without taking his eyes off their visitor. “Why is there a teenage mutant in our breakfast nook? Not that I’m not happy to see you,” he says to Negasonic, who raises her eyebrows owlishly.
Vanessa comes out of the bedroom and hooks her chin over Wade’s shoulder.
“Do you think she heard me getting my spanking?” he whispers. “Because that was *private* noise.”
“I don’t know,” Vanessa says. “But she looks like she needs some coffee and pancakes, don’t you think?”
Negasonic grins. It’s scary as fuck.
deadpool  wade/vanessa  negasonic_teenage_warhead  via:norwich36 
7 weeks ago
Hold Me Closer, Tiny Dancer - melannen - Deadpool (Movieverse) [Archive of Our Own]
Wade had been crashing with Al again since they got Russell all settled in Westchester with the X-Nerds. He could get his own place, since he had plenty of…
7 weeks ago
Consumer Affairs - galwednesday - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
“Tom,” Sara, the Senior Marketing Associate, said levelly, “if you don’t let me promote our bedroom product line using the Winter Soldier’s tweet reviews, I will quit. I will quit today. I will leave you high and dry with a junior marketing associate and an intern, Tom. The intern just started last week. He doesn’t even know how to work the copier yet.”

The VP for Public Affairs rubbed his temples. “Sara.”

She slapped a piece of paper onto his desk. “I already wrote my letter of resignation. You know what it says? It says that I cannot possibly do my job if I’m deprived of the best free publicity opportunity that has ever crossed my desk, and that will ever cross it again, in the form of one James Buchanan Barnes and his Supersoldier Fuckability Index.”

(Bucky reviews IKEA beds. The marketing team responds.)
fic  captainamerica  via:kitsunec4 
7 weeks ago
When Push Comes To Chevre - copperbadge - Marvel [Archive of Our Own]
Bucky Barnes acquires a plot of land in Wakanda, buys some goats, grows peanuts and sweet potatoes, and fosters a wayward rhinoceros. That's it, that's the story.
This is completely lovely. Set completely pre-IW.
avengers  black_panther  Bucky_Barnes  Shuri  T'Challa  Steve_Rogers  via:norwich36 
8 weeks ago
What the Water Gave Me - SD_Ryan, hobbitdragon - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
One moment Steve stood listening to Fury talk some nonsense to deceive the bugs apparently everywhere in Steve’s apartment, and the next moment a door opened where there hadn’t been a door before. In the doorway stood a figure, outlined in the fluorescent light pouring out from behind it. Steve made out arms, legs, a head, but around those were....other limbs, squirming and curling. His head ached when he tried to count them, perhaps three, perhaps twenty. His eyes shied away from understanding the sight of them, at once glowing with an oil-slick rainbow of colors while also being the same empty blackness of endless space.

The figure looked hard at Steve, meeting his eyes over a face-mask. The eyes were the same as those awful limbs, simultaneously a bright, mesmerizing gold and also holes into a place with no light at all.

Fascinating AU where Hydra basically made Bucky the host of an eldritch entity. Because you have to have a good reason for hot tentacle sex!
captamerica  au  steve/bucky  steve/bucky/elder_god  consentacles  tentacle_monster  via:norwich36 
8 weeks ago
Quiet Americans/ There Must Have Been a Moment Where We Could Have Said No
Summary: The Soldier remembers this: he wakes up in the snow.

My notes: bookmark for the series. The one that starts with Bucky waking up in the Alps, featuring an English country cottage, & the Nurse.

Mind the warnings, I had to skip a big section of the first chapter but I’m so glad I stuck with the story
steve/bucky  fandom:marvel  length:200-250k  creator:magdaliny  location:ao3  warning:ptsd  warning:graphic.violence  dogs  warning:alittlesad  amnesia  hurt/comfort  non.linear.narrative  via:concinnity 
8 weeks ago
Now the Sons Look For Their Fathers/ But Their Fathers Are All Gone - by Straight_Outta_Hobbiton
There is a lot of crying, a lot of shouting, a lot of red flashing lights and orders and alerts and blood, so much blood. Vulcans crowd the already overflowing Medbay, old and young and even younger, and there is too much going on for Leonard to focus.

He’s tired, and he’s scared, and he’s irritated beyond all reason, and that’s probably why he doesn’t think twice when the little Vulcan boy steps in his path, face screwed up and green with tears and screaming.

He just— picks him up. Scoops the kid off the ground and settles him on his hip, rocking him gently to quiet him before he can renew his screams so close to Leonard’s ear. The actions don’t even register as particularly odd to him, because honestly? It’s been an odd fucking day.
st:aos  gen  post-narada  mccoy  sybok  via:runpunkrun 
8 weeks ago
out of the strong comes sweetness - aerialiste - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
When Bucky wakes up again, the first face he sees is Shuri’s.
Excellent Bucky-in-Wakanda story, set pre-IW.
captamerica  black_panther  Bucky_Barnes  shuri  t'challa  via:norwich36 
8 weeks ago
The Interrogation - magdaliny - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
There's a story and it goes like this.

Really excellent Bucky recovery story, first person epistolary style, mainly covering the period from CA:CW all the way up to Black Panther canon (and then AU after that). 51000 words.
captamerica  Bucky_Barnes  steve/bucky  via:norwich36 
8 weeks ago
The Importance of Imaginitive Flexibility - Triskellion - Calvin & Hobbes [Archive of Our Own]
No matter how little we desire it, someday every wild, creative, imaginative child must grow up. Well, he's gotta get taller. There ain't a damned thing anyone can do if he refuses to completely mature. And there are some places, some jobs, some lives, where a little imaginative flexibility can be an advantage rather than a disadvantage.

Calvin, accompanied as ever by Hobbes, may just find such a place.

I've read pretty much every Calvin and Hobbes story out there, and this is THE BEST.
Calvin_and_Hobbes  sga  crossover  via:norwich36 
9 weeks ago
Trembling on with steady aim - gloss - Captain America [Archive of Our Own]
for Richard Aoki He was fourteen when he got sprung. "Junichi Kurazumi, alias James Buchanan Kurazumi, alias 'Bucky', you are hereby discharged with probation…
9 weeks ago
Home - writeonclara - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
The serum does wear off, but Steve still makes it to the 21st century. The future means a boring desk job at S.H.I.E.L.D., until the Winter Soldier shoots his boss and then breaks into his apartment. Repeatedly.

A very enjoyable AU.
captamerica  au  steve/bucky  shrinkyclinks  via:norwich36 
10 weeks ago
The Miskatonic Project - copperbadge - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
Abraham Erskine may have invented something new with the Serum -- or maybe he re-created something very old. Something...Elder. And now the elect of some very peculiar new heroes are gathering for a fight against horrors they can't even imagine yet...

A very fun Lovecraftian reimagining of the Avengers
avengers  au  lovecraft  copperbadge  via:norwich36 
10 weeks ago
Wolves and Women - onethingconstant - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
In which Shuri has a secret mission, Bucky has a secret hobby, and another little surrogate family is formed.

Or, how Bucky and Shuri saved the future of Wakanda and became the most terrifying sibling act in the MCU.

I love Shuri-Bucky friendship fic.
black_panther  shuri  Bucky_Barnes  via:norwich36 
11 weeks ago
KouriArashi - What Goes Around
INSTANT REC!!! I loved the concept, character voices, and I liked the dynamic between Peter and Stiles. I loved the found family aspects too and seeing Peter and Stiles working together to take out evil Hunters.
recs-TeenWolf  f4  recs-instant!rec  Length:50k-100k  Pairing:Derek/Stiles  via:amalthia 
11 weeks ago
despite the threatening sky and shuddering earth (they remained) - Chapter 1 - praximeter (Zimario) - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
“They really didn’t want the mask to come off.” Hill thumbed through the scans, and pulled out a film that she then handed over to Sam, face mostly expressionless but for the flat line of her pursed lips.

Sam accepted the film and held it up to the light, angling so both he and Steve could see it, squinting at the outline of the Winter Soldier’s skull, and the blips of unnatural white that showed up, God, in his brain, not to mention about half his teeth, plus the mask, with its thin protrusions—

“Those are pins,” Steve realized. He looked over at Hill. “The mask—it’s nailed to his face.”

Hill’s face was as unmoved as ever. “Like I said. They really didn’t want it coming off.” Words:71532
CaptainAmerica  cap2  fic  au  trousers!au  h/c  IdentityPorn  via:skogsraa 
11 weeks ago
Favorite fanfic recs
"What is your all-time fav fanfic, at least your fav one you’re willing to admit to publicly?"
Fanfic  fanfiction  recs 
12 weeks ago
If They Haven't Learned Your Name, by silentwalrus
Thing one: he is, for better or worse, the thing that was once James Barnes.

Thing two: HYDRA fucked his memories.

Thing three: HYDRA worked real hard to keep him from getting them back, because it turns out the thing that was once James Barnes reverts to its original programming at the drop of a hat and its original programming is all about killing Nazis.

Thing four: HYDRA wanted him to kill Captain America.

Thing five: no matter what kind of soup-state his brain might be in, he is not fucking here to give any fucking Nazis any fucking thing they fucking want.
avengers  fic  via:brownbetty 
12 weeks ago
Captain Cosplay - Ignisentis, alby_mangroves - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
James Barnes loves to cosplay as Captain America, and not just because he's damn good at it, either. No, it's the feeling he gets when he puts on the suit, the light in people's eyes when they see him, the thrill of getting the details just right. It also helped him feel connected to New York after he moved back there for work. Well, cosplay and his landlord,Clint. So when Bucky gets an invitation to his dream cosplay event, hosted by none other than Tony Stark and judged by the Avengers themselves, he knows he has to pull out all the stops and make a new Cap cosplay: the elusive Stealth Suit. Clint turns out to be surprisingly resourceful in that endeavor, and Bucky's more than pleased with how his cosplay turns out. As the day of the event dawns, he can only hope that Steve Rogers feels the same way.

This was charming and sweet.
captamerica  steve/bucky  au  via:norwich36 
march 2018
A Monstrous Regiment - AMarguerite - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
General Wellington selects Colonel Fitzwilliam for a very singular honor during the Spanish Campaign: working with dragons-- and, in particular, with Captain Elizabeth Bennet, of His Majesty's Dragon, the Longwing Wollstonecraft.

Temeraire/ Pride and Prejudice crossover entirely to have Elizabeth Bennet as a dragon captain during the Peninsular War, with Charlotte Lucas as her uber-capable first lieutenant.

This is completely made of awesome; such a fantastic, captivating fusion of these two universes.
temeraire  pride_and_prejudice  crossover  elizabeth_bennet  colonel_fitzwilliam  via:norwich36 
march 2018
Life of the Party - AggressiveWhenStartled - Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
“You know, kids,” Steve heard from the backyard, “one of the most common threats a superhero has to face is inside an active volcano! We’re going to have to work on your evasion skills, so for the next five minutes, the floor is lava!” This was met by a sudden spike in both volume and pitch from the small children as they scrambled onto every raised surface they could find and immediately launched themselves right back off.

“I’ve never seen actual lava in my entire life,” Steve said, vaguely offended.

“You got a superhero impersonator for The Falcon’s niece’s birthday party,” Sam said, incredulous. “The Falcon, who is an actual superhero.”

Technically this is still a WIP, but oh my god, I don't think I've ever laughed harder reading a Steve/Bucky story. I am actually in pain from laughing so hard.
captamerica  au  steve/bucky  humor  via:norwich36 
february 2018
Five Times Sam Ran into That Bearded, Brooklyn Hipster in Artists Alley and One Time He Didn’t - the_genderman - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
In which Sam's first few meetings with Captain America take place at Comic cons, though he doesn't realize it at the time.
Fun, and kind of sandwiched around canon.
captamerica  steve_rogers  sam_wilson  via:norwich36 
february 2018
White (Boi) Wolf - Lasgalendil - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
The one where Shuri sciences the shit out of everything and adopts a puppy—er, sad disgruntled POW in desperate need of a big sister and an upgrade.

(Or, Shuri lends a hand.)
I'm really hoping this is the first of many Shuri fixing Bucky fics.
captamerica  black_panther  shuri  buckybarnes  via:norwich36 
february 2018
Veela's Touch - by dustmouth
Harry and Draco spending their weekend on a stakeout.

Will they manage to catch anyone? Possibly. Will they spend the whole weekend eating sandwiches, reading trashy romance novels, and bickering with each other? A whole lot more likely!
hp  harry/draco  afterthewar  aurors  books  wings  veela  comic  fanart  via:runpunkrun 
february 2018
Peter's Friend - ahsokaa - Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
MJ accompanies Peter on a trip to Stark headquarters one day and finds herself intrigued by one of his friends

Short but cute, and I already totally ship them.
spiderman  MJ/Shuri  via:norwich36 
february 2018
Shadow of the Panther - manic_intent - Black Panther (2018) [Archive of Our Own]
“What are you doing out here?” T’Challa asked.

The lights from the Jabari Tribe’s fastness were blinking on behind his sloped shoulders, winking bright against the snow and stone, too far away for definition. T’Challa was wrapped in a red patterned shawl over black robes, apparently impervious to the cold. M’Baku knew better. The fanged necklace T’Challa wore. His bracelet, his shoes. Rampant technology. M’Baku looked away.

“I come here to think.” M’Baku waved a hand over the ice.

T’Challa looked from the light globe at M’Baku’s hip to the small cave beyond, hollowed out by hand into an uneven dome, at the bedding, the books. At the staff hung over the doorway, a tooth of vibranium cut along the seam, unadorned. “Alone?”

“I don’t need guards to feel confident. Your Highness.” Besides, M’Baku was wearing his armour, his staff close by. //

So, the summary itself is spoilers. But this is a lovely pairing and the author has a deft touch with characterization
blackpanther  author:manic_intent  t'challa/m'baku  via:deerang2002 
february 2018
The Captain and the Cam Boy - Bk_Betty - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
It’s a classic tale of love. Boy discovers cam boys. Boy meets favorite online cam boy in real life. Cam boy turns out to be really shy. Boy tries desperately to get cam boy to be freaky in real life without admitting he’s cam boy’s #1 customer.

Yup. Just your average, all American meet cute. With sex toys. And lube. And Bucky’s dizzying array of glittery booty shorts.

This was fun and surprisingly sweet. Steve is Cap, but Bucky is just a modern boy in this.
captamerica  au  steve/bucky  via:norwich36 
february 2018
The Necrofloranomicon - leveragehunters (Monkeygreen) - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Bucky didn't want much. Just to keep his head down, to sell his flowers in peace, and to stay off Shield's radar. His life would have been a lot easier if his flowers weren't dead and if being a necromancer wasn't illegal, but easy or not, he was getting by. Steve didn't want much, either. He was happy working for Shield, he had good friends, and overall his life was going just about the way he wanted it. Problem was, being happy with your life was generally an invitation for fate to throw a spanner in the works—and in Steve's specific case, it was going to be a spanner named Bucky.

(A love story about flowers, trust, and magic and the choices we make about doing what's right.)

SUCH a sweet AU. *Happysigh*
captamerica  au  steve/bucky  via:norwich36 
february 2018
on fanfic & emotional continuity | Eleanor K.
Writing and reading fanfic is a masterclass in characterisation.


Fandom as character driven genre.
class:Meta  fan:Fandom  via:blueMeridian 
january 2018
Victory Condition - astolat - Transformers Generation One [Archive of Our Own]
"I won’t be with you.
You’ll look at a stranger standing in my place
With cleaner hands and a clearer view to guide you to the final turnings
And all you’ll want is to stop in the ash-choked dark where last you saw me.
But leave behind the severed fragments of your heart, go on a little further
Take that one clear sight which is the most that I can win you
With this my accident of poetry
Let me write you a way out of the dark
By telling you that I knew this time as well
The bargain I was making
As when I bought my life with death."

Megatron and Optimus Prime are trapped together by a cave-in, and are likely to spend the next million years together, so they start exchanging poetry and stories. Contains probably the hottest robot porn ever and also some of the most heartbreaking and beautiful poetry, as well as a really powerful indictment of colonialism. Wow.
transfomers  megatron/optimus_prime  via:norwich36 
january 2018
Top Ten Fantasy Novels That Have Gay People In Them | Autostraddle
The following is a list of fantasy novels* that fall somewhere between tangentially gay and really, really gay. They all fall under “read this immediately.”
fannish:recs  via:hermionemalfoy 
january 2018
a couple rebel top gun pilots (flying with nowhere to be) - notcaycepollard - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
That seems to be the thing that breaks the ice between them; Bucky's never really hung out with Sam before, past being jammed into a too-small car for six hours and then two uncomfortable months in a safehouse trying not to get on each other’s last nerve. Now they’re getting lunch or coffee every few days. Sam falls asleep on Bucky’s couch three more times. Bucky joins him and Steve a couple of times on their morning run.

He doesn’t notice, is the thing; doesn’t notice how ever since Sam slept on his couch that night he’s been letting Bucky closer bit by bit, that as Bucky’s been wondering about the boundaries and structures of friendship, Sam’s been drawing in.

This is a sweet fluffy blanket of happiness. Bucky's starting to build a life, and Sam make up an increasingly large part of it.
captamerica  bucky/sam  via:norwich36 
january 2018
Adult Wolf - KouriArashi - Teen Wolf (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
As if Sheriff Stilinski doesn't have enough to deal with, now he's been attacked by some enormous dog in the forest, and that's normal compared to what happens next...

Season one re-telling with Sheriff Stilinski being bitten instead of Scott. (Possibly also season 2. We'll see where it goes. =D)
fan:TeenWolf  pair:SheriffStilinski/PeterHale  pair:Derek/Stiles  pre-slash  au  length:50k-90k  via:rikugou 
january 2018
Stained Glass Windows - KouriArashi - Teen Wolf (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Peter survives the fire and suddenly finds himself trying to raise children with only a vague notion of what he's doing, while trying to cope with his own grief and find his family's murderer. He ends up turning to Chris Argent for help, and nothing goes as expected.
fan:TeenWolf  pair:Chris/Peter  au  length:50k-90k  via:rikugou 
january 2018
got guns in my head (and they won’t go) - bysine - Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
By comparison, being roommates with James Buchanan Barnes, formerly the Winter Soldier, has been a vast improvement. Notwithstanding the part where people openly take pictures of Barnes (and consequently Peter) on campus. Or random people poking Peter in the back during lectures to hiss, are you really the Winter Soldier’s roommate at him. Or remnant HYDRA operatives kidnapping Peter in order to lure the Winter Soldier out (which, really, is too many levels of stupid for Peter to handle).

"You know you're not supposed to call him the Winter Soldier any more, right?" Peter says, while they handcuff him to a pipe. A pipe. "Also this whole thing is kind of messing up my schedule. My two overdue papers won't exactly write themselves."

I'm not sure why I love Peter Parker-Bucky Barnes friendship fic so much, but i really do.
spiderman  avengers  peter_parker  buckybarnes  via:norwich36 
january 2018
undersell, overcommit by <user name="silentwalrus" site="AO3">
Steve becomes a massage therapist to help Bucky out. Bucky appreciates it...eventually. Aw boys.
captainamerica  avengers  jan-18  via:victoria.p  via:yarngeek 
december 2017
The Exchange - by Anonymous - The Murderbot Diaries - Martha Wells
Murderbot was somewhat surprised at the length of time reading through the entire archive of derivative works, and commenting on several of them, had taken. It was almost twelve standard hours before it surfaced from the feeds to see a GCD servitor waiting at the door to the entertainment cubby.

“Oh for—“ Murderbot began. “Just come in.”

The door slid open, and the servitor buzzed around Murderbot like an excited insect.

“Isn’t it great?” asked ShipShip. “I have to do this stupid run every year, and the only thing that keeps me sane is the thought of the fan-feeds that my passengers will bring with them. I came up with the idea of the exchange one year, because it seemed to make everyone happy.”

Murderbot sat on the divan. “So they swap stories.”

“Yep.” The ship’s mech nudged Murderbot’s arm, as if it wanted a cuddle. Murderbot ignored it. It sat in Murderbot’s lap, anyway, and weirdly, Murderbot didn’t feel inclined to move it. “You should join and write a story. Or ask for one.” Impossibly, because it was a servitor, it gave Murderbot a coy look. “You could ask for one about that biomech you’re obsessed with, and how it gets adopted by the humans in the rock farms on the far side of the moon.”
gen  robots  ai  pirates  gifts  update  <3  via:runpunkrun 
december 2017
human - icoulddothisallday - Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
Bucky Barnes wakes believing he is a golem and learns to be human again surrounded by his people.

Oh my heart.
captamerica  steve/bucky  via:norwich36 
december 2017
Untitled (https://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2017/works/13054251)
Oh man, I think this is my favorite #yuletide fic so far this year

The one where Kit Marl…
december 2017
Untitled (https://archiveofourown.org/works/12939375)
This is pitch perfect The Princess Bride book!fic about Inigo and Fezzik's wedding!
december 2017
the life-spark that keeps you warm - the_ragnarok - Person of Interest (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
John found them through a newspaper ad. The text was fairly simple - couple seeking third - but the invisible sigil wrought into the ad shone out into John's attention.
december 2017
Red Blood, Black Ink
At 18, everyone receive a superpower. Your childhood friend got a power-absorption, your best friends got time control, and they quickly rise into top 100 most powerful superheroes. You got a mediocre superpower, but somehow got into the top 10. Today they visit you asking how you did it.
originalfic  trope:superheroes  via:kit12123 
december 2017
the real banishment is the family we made along the way by scioscribe (PG, 5,331 words)
Hela did not ask for company in her sealed-up world, but evidently Odin is economical in containment strategies for his misbegotten children.
fic  [Thor]  gen  Loki  Hela  alternate-history  angst  schmoop  Mid-Length  via:tenillypo 
december 2017
Ordinary Numbers by BootsnBlossoms, Kryptaria
More than anything, Mike Taylor wanted to be ordinary. Being a genius, he learned early in life, meant people expected too much. A career at the MI6 Help Desk seemed the perfect way to guarantee a lifetime of obscurity, until he got a very unusual tech support call.

00Q  wc:25000-50000  jamesbond  rating:r  via:n00blici0us 
november 2017
Families of Choice - Cielestine_de_Winter - The Avengers (Marvel Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
What if Loki wasn't buckets crazy?
Loki brings his son Fenrir to visit his favorite uncle and ends up introducing the Avengers to his children.
Thor  Thor/Loki  Avengers  <100000  Unread  via:kalika89 
november 2017
Barkour: Witness Him (Thor (MCU), Thor/Hulk, Loki:Thor)
In space, no one can hear you scream when you walk in on your brother ruining everything.
fic  marvel  thor  thor/hulk  funny  post-ragnarok  via:elise.grey 
november 2017
Show Me Your Teeth - leveragehunters (Monkeygreen) - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Things you're supposed to be if you're a vampire: a terrifying, mysterious creature of the night.

Things you're not supposed to be: leading a tiny, stubborn child home because you found him all alone in a park and you can't just leave him there.

Things that aren't supposed to happen if you're a vampire: running into the same child—except the years are passing and he's growing up—over and over again.

Other things that aren't supposed to happen: Steve Rogers remembering who you are even after you've fogged his mind so he forgets. But Bucky should have known from the moment he met Steve that he wouldn’t be able to make Steve do anything he didn't want to—including making Steve forget him.

Remarkably sweet for a vampire AU.

Now Bucky just had to figure out how Steve had remembered him...and why he was so happy about it.
captamerica  au  steve/bucky  via:norwich36 
november 2017
Darksknight - In the Shadow of Fate
INSTANT REC!!! I loved seeing Kirk and Spock growing up together and how they fell in love. The character voices felt spot on, I loved the plot, pacing, and I couldn't stop reading once I started.
recs-StarTrekAOS  recs-instant!rec  Length:100k-200k  Pairing:Kirk/Spock  Trope:Kidfic  via:amalthia 
november 2017
The Soldier and the Parade - stele3 - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
This is an AU that assumes Bucky Barnes escaped from HYDRA long before Steve Rogers was dug up from his iceberg.

It also assumes that Bucky Barnes is a huge fan of My Chemical Romance.

This is dedicated to all my bandom bros. I love you all and I have no fucking shame. Words:49308
CaptainAmerica  steve/bucky  fic  au  trousers!au  kink  h/c  long  via:skogsraa 
november 2017
We're Gonna Need a Bigger Doggy Door - sadlikeknives - Thor (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
"Or, the one where Fenris is closer to his mythological origins but, if everyone's honest, takes after Uncle Thor more than anyone, and Mummy's Dead is the worst game he and Loki have ever played."

Sweet post-Thor:Ragnarok coda
Thor  Ragnarok_spoilers  loki  fenris  via:norwich36 
november 2017
winter wheat, sunflower peat - newsbypostcard - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
In the dead of the night, a man pulls over for a hitchhiker.

Interesting AU where Steve never joined SHIELD (which had a lot of real world consequences), and several years later he picks up a hitchhiking Winter Soldier.
captamerica  au  steve/bucky  via:norwich36 
november 2017
The Truth May Vary - mugwort_and_myrrh - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
“What is the music?” Steve asks.

“That? Oh, just the warp and weft of Creation as it births itself, moment by moment,” the pale man says, cocks his head at Steve and smiles a crooked little half-smile, and—

“Teach me,” Steve says, and the man grins.

An urban historical fantasy AU in which Steve Rogers' Da is an immortal sorcerer from another world. This changes some things some things a Hell of a lot, and some things not at all.

Or: sorcery, sex, soldiering, spy craft and shapeshifting.

Still a WIP (12 out of 24 chapters, last I checked) but SO good: it hits so many of my narrative and other kinks (excellent historical pre-war fic; crossdressing Steve; capSteve having both big and little forms; interesting explorations of magic).
captamerica  au  steve/bucky  wip  via:norwich36 
october 2017
all the doors fly open - by etirabys
Nyota was the one who broached the subject of bringing in a third.

They sort of derailed each other into discussing and negotiating monogamy until they were both late for work. Kirk's main point of contention seemed to be that he didn't want her to sleep with anyone too boring. Or too interesting. "Well then!" Nyota said, exasperated. She suspected, too, that he'd get much pickier about her partners than he would be about his own, and said so. Kirk then got huffy over her history of almost exclusively taking dark-haired partners.

They stopped arguing to have sex twice, and then they had it figured out by the weekend, just in time to visit a club on Saturday night after some breathless makeup necking. She decided on some dark stockings beneath a pale blouse and skirt, no makeup. She'd assumed that she'd needed to dress up, but Jim was also in sober clothes: plain jeans, warm jacket. "It's pretty much an ordinary bar," he said, "but as far as I know it's still a big BDSM hub- just socializing. We'll look for someone we both like and then see if they like us back."

"Okay," she said. She rested her jaw on his shoulder and frowned at the mirror. "Do you think we look a bit like serial killers?"

He patted her mock-condescendingly on the head.
st:aos  au  kirk/uhura  kirk/spock/uhura  civilians  negotiation  poly  D/s  <3  via:runpunkrun 
october 2017
It's Green
Harry grows up working on his Aunts' Garden and develops a love for it, meeting Samuel and eventually Max, who gives him a Mark of his own. This Mark is changing him, making him more different than he already was, and he loves it.
harrypotter  kidfic  au  tattoos  gen  friendship!fic  long  wip  on!ao3  via:Severusslave 
october 2017
A Far Better Thing I Do - Anonymous - Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
A mysterious man with no paper trail was involved in a bloody attack on a meeting of Starfleet admirals. James T. Kirk and the crew of the starship Enterprise have tracked him to the Klingon home wold, Kronos, where they have threatened to unleash the experimental torpedoes Admiral Marcus sent with them unless the man surrenders. That man, Steve Rogers, has other ideas.

Fun fusion-y crossover between Avengers and Star Trek: Into Darkness.
st:aos  avengers  fusion  gen  via:norwich36 
october 2017
A Field Guide to Common Birds in New York City - Toft - Person of Interest (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
In which John acquires a Tumblr, a therapist, and an interest in birdwatching.

The tumblr thing was a little twee at first, but it grew on me, and overall this is a very sweet story.
person_of_interest  john_reese/harold_finch  via:norwich36 
october 2017
Seige Perilous by concernedlily
It was a normal Friday night: Harry had charmed open the locked gates of Hyde Park and was carrying on an enjoyable argument with one of the ancient ashes there, a discussion that had been going on since it was a mere sapling.

(A lovely story, and weirdly timely for me given my recent wander through Hyde Park. Or maybe that was part of the attraction. The reveals are well paced, enjoyed this story)
kingsman  fic  via:kitsunec4 
october 2017
By Any Other Name - astolat - Wiedźmin | The Witcher (Video Game) [Archive of Our Own]
"Vesemir wasn’t sure what he’d done to deserve any of this."

Authors Notes: So I asked for prompts on DW and potted_music said "Geralt/Emhyr AU in which Emhyr is a witcher too" and I was all lol, how on earth could Emhyr have ended up as a witcher, and then this story happened."

Astolat writes and I read. I was just wishing she would write another Witcher story, and then she released this and it is marvellous.
witcher  au  geralt/emhyr  via:norwich36 
september 2017
Fifteen Days - FabulaRasa - The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) [Archive of Our Own]
Chapter 1 Chapter Text He woke to a dim apprehension of pain. He knew he was in pain, but he could also feel the muting presence of medication; the pain was…
september 2017
where the monarchy is headed - biblionerd07 - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
When T'Challa says he wants to court Sam, Sam is all in. And then come the "prince lessons." There's a lot more to this dating-a-king-thing than Sam realized.
fan:CaptainAmerica  pair:T'Challa/SamWilson  length:35k-50k  via:rikugou 
september 2017
The secret language of plants - Endrina - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
So the author of "Life skills outside the curriculum" (that fabulous AU where Harry runs away before Hogwarts and grows up on the streets of London) now has completed another fantastic AU where Snape (later aided by Lupin) kidnaps toddler Harry from the Dursleys after seeing his mistreatment, and lots of thing change in really fun and fantastic ways. Warning: be sure you have a whole weekend to devote to this, since it is LONG (341,000 words in total), and the first story ends on a terrible cliffhanger. You can stop after the second (though by then it's 100,000 words in), but you won't want to. Such interesting character development of a lot of minor characters who get to shine in new ways, especially (in the third story) Percy Weasley.
harrypotter  au  snape/lupin  Harry/Draco  via:norwich36 
september 2017
Life skills outside the curriculum | Endrina
It was "Witch Weekly", of all people and organizations, the first to notice and comment on The Boy Who Lived’s absence from the ranks of first years at Hogwarts. The magazine went on to elucubrate that the young hero was studying at a foreign school, possibly Beauxbatons or Holzschuhkäse.

// This is excellent

**||** [66.238 words]


[I popped over to think about bookmarking it and read two long chapters before I surfaced again. Harry runs away from the Dursley's before Hogwarts comes calling. He's been living on the streets of London for about 10,000 words covering his early teens.]
class:Fic  fan:HarryPotter  pair:Harry/Draco  rating:NC-17  admin:Unread  length:50.000-100.000  via:jerakeen  via:blueMeridian 
september 2017
Winter Gorgon - Chapter 1 - Quarra - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
For as long as Steve could remember, all he ever wanted to do was what was right. So when he hears about his father's old regiment being held as POW's by the Nazis, he's determined to put what Doctor Erskine gave him to good use and goes AWOL to rescue them.

But the 107th isn't all he finds there. Deep in the labs is a very unusual prisoner; one with snakes in his hair and a mask nailed to his face. Despite the man's monstrous visage, Steve can't in good conscience leave him to the enemy. That one act of mercy will change his life, the course of the war, and even the future of the world. Words:74067
CaptainAmerica  steve/bucky  fic  au  long  creature!au  via:skogsraa 
september 2017
Best Girl - orphan_account - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
"An epic romantic smutfest centered around the idea that Steve is, always has been, and always will be Bucky's best girl. But, you know, not an actual girl."

Not genderswap or trans identities, just lingerie and some light feminization. HOT.
captamerica  steve/bucky  feminization  lingerie  via:norwich36 
september 2017
Deep Cover - SoftObsidian74 - Captain America - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
"If you wanna feel like a rockstar, you call Bucky Barnes, owner of Shining Star Karaoke and DJ Services. Bucky has gained faithful followers for making people feel like the main event. When different men with the same Dorito physique pop up at his gigs all over NYC, he isn't sure if he’s just a magnet for gym bros or being pranked. Spoiler: The man in the uncanny disguises is on his own mission to sing any time, any way, and any song he wants without being judged as Steve Rogers or Captain America."

Long, sweet AU where Steve is more disconnected from the world than normal--in fact, to sing karaoke he decides he needs an electronic mask--but slowly Bucky (modern Bucky, no Winter Soldier here) convinces him to join the real world. This had a very slow start, and to be honest I almost stopped reading before the reveal of Steve's identity, which would have been a mistake, because everything after that is a really enjoyable romance.
captamerica  avengers  ateve/bucky  AU  via:norwich36 
september 2017
Meridian - Tippet - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
The finding goes both ways. (Steve goes missing; the soldier goes after him.) Words:31670
CaptainAmerica  cap2  steve/bucky  fic  long  h/c  pining  Recovery  via:skogsraa 
september 2017
Demobilization - 743ish, sallysparrow017 - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
"When the Statue of Liberty slides into view, the whole ship roars. It’s deafening. Bucky throws his fist in the air and yells along with everyone else. His heart is in his throat. The Statue of goddamn Liberty. Bucky wants to climb up her robe and kiss her sour green face.

The cheers rise up again as they go by her, and then die back down; most of the guys are just happy to sit and smile and watch the city float lazily into focus. They know they’ve got days more of barracks and bunks and cheap train seats before they’ll get to see their families in Pittsburgh, or Columbus, or Chicago. But Bucky’s home, he can see Brooklyn, and he laughs and shades his eyes from the sun and feels crazy with happiness, and this has to be the slowest fucking boat in the world, but at least he has a good view while he dies of impatience.


In 1945, Bucky comes home from the war."

Other than the fact that I wanted another 20,000 words of this, this was a really compelling AU in which Steve doesn't get the serum, Bucky goes to war and lives (though loses his arm), and he returns home, but the path of love is not smooth, since this is fairly period accurate. 41,000 words
captamerica  steve/ofc  steve/bucky  au  via:norwich36 
september 2017
the cold never bothered me anyway - icoulddothisallday - Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
"Bucky Barnes has spent his whole life in a state of mild hypothermia. Steve Rogers has spent the last 70 years in the ice. The two things aren’t related until, suddenly, they are. Shrunkyclunks soulmate AU (AKA the awkward bb au)."

Wow, this was really tailor-made for my id. 75,000 words of emo porn, by which I mean a modern AU Bucky finding out he's soulbonded to Steve, which means he can help Steve through all the traumas of waking 70 years in the future, followed by a LOT of slowly rising sexual tension as shy virginal Bucky gradually overcomes his shyness with the help of endlessly patient Steve. Yumm. There is a tiny bit of actual plot/angst halfway through, but mainly it's just a wonderfully indulgent romp.
captamerica  steve/bucky  au  via:norwich36 
august 2017
Terms and Conditions Apply by concernedlily
It had been a bloody long day already. Harry looked back at the disreputable young man looking at him and contemplated whether it would be worth making it longer.
fandom:kingsman  pairing:harry/eggsy  rating:nc-17  author:concernedlily  kink:roleplay  kink:prostitution  kink:orgasmdenial  via:krissielee 
august 2017
Captain Steve Rogers, Lovecraftian Horror | Copperbadge
Abraham Erskine may have invented something new with the Serum – or maybe he re-created something very old. Something… Elder.

**||** [1.361 words]

Not so much with the crack. O.o
class:Fic  fan:Avengers  pair:None  rating:PG  admin:Rec  !2017  via:blueMeridian 
july 2017
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