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It's been a very long time since I last recced here, but I'm trying to take off the dust-covers and open a few windows. I'd like to do a bit of a tag system overhaul, but the size of the project is fairly daunting. Anyway, here's a meagre selection of recs, read over the past two years.

Harry Potter
The Never-ending Road by laventadorn
Harriet/Snape [WIP] [pitch-perfect] [long-fic] [genderswitch]
Does really well with the girl bits - the stress about being short tying into stress about not having breasts. The slowly developing interest in boys. The giggling with the girls and teasing guys over crushes, Ron pulling away and coming back because he thinks he should have guy friends. Just in general the change in dynamic of the trio because two are girls and the change in how Harry reacts to things as a girl is well observed.

D.S.S. Requirement by esama
[WIP]
The HP crew discover the space ship and begin to systematically work through the benefits of having access to superior technology. They don't just pass over the utter coolness of the spaceship and instantly use it for war/plot reasons. It hits my worldbuilding/exploring kink. It's WIP, but possibly abandoned, so while the war starts to come in, there's no actual fighting.

Crossover
Mad House by MissE
NCIS/Buffy [crossover]
Crossover done right - it's v short, but secrets are kept and while the reader can work out what's going on, the characters don't give it away.

Island of Fire by esama
Temeraire/Harry Potter [crossover-fusion]
There's no Temeraire characters directly involved. The focus is really just on the HP crew learning how to survive on a desert island and the enjoyment of their magical worldbuilding

MacGyver
O My Enemy by jane carnall
Murdoc/MacGyver, [amnesia!fic], [angst] [intense] [emotional kick] [ust] [hurt/comfort] [powerless!kink] [foe-yay] [long!fic]
This is in the mode of arsenicjade's hurt/comfort. It's really heavy on the hurt. Has that intensity where the character is so stressed and in such a heightened, fearful state, they no longer know what normal rules of society are or how to function normally. Plus it has all the drama of being both an amnesia fic and foe-yay. Hits a lot of my spots, basically. Plus it's long.

Avengers
make one dream come true (you only live twice) by beardsley
Steve/Bucky, [hotness] [ust]
While the author mentions in the note that this is a nod to James Bond and ridiculous spy movies, it makes me think of Shadow of the Templar, I think because they both kick off with a fake identities, ballroom party, ridiculously smexy type scene. (Which is admittedly a spy movie cliche). Anyway, Steve is so earnest, and the UST is sparkling hot.

Life of Crime by neveralarch
Clint/Natasha/Bucky, Clint/Carol [AU] [pretty damn funny]
I love that it incorporates Clint's deafness into the storyline. I also love the whole right side of the wrong line, not really bad guys but not really good guys thing it has going on. As the author's note says, it definitely draws on the Aja/Fraction comics and has that whole, Clint's just a human, he's out of his league drama. The tone is great, lots of quips, dry humour. A fun read and a good length.




The link is on the left, but I do have some more recent recs over at AO3. I don't give much info with each rec I'm afraid, just a sentence to help me remember them better, which can sometimes mean spoilers.

And I'll point you in the direction of [community profile] kink_finders , where I've made a few posts and left a few recs over the years.
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A bed of thorns by nym
Once Upon a Time
belle/rumpelstiltskin [long!fic] WIP
Belle is a refreshing mix of common sense, innocence and a firm belief in the good side of humanity. Nym neatly sidesteps those stupid miscommunication errors you often get in romance fics. There is a lot of sex that's quite tied into character and relationship, so mostly unskipppable, (I realise that's probably only an issue for me). SLOW build.

Going native by
BSG/Star Trek TNG
Gaeta, ensemble [crossover]
Great crossover, no OOC blurting of secrets. They may share a goal, that of safety for everyone, but they're got different angles on how it should work and there are lots and lots of tensions tying in cylons and the religious issue and the fact that all the BSG people are stressed and exhausted to the point of collapse. The focus is on Gaeta which is great because he's great! Lots of fleshing out of character relationships, really brilliant explanation for the cylons, and clever explanation for all the religious themes. In general, ties all the BSG plot thread togetrher reallyt well,. Familiarity wth tng not so important. Helps to know who the named character are and what the Borg is but memory alpha should provide you with enough if fannish osmosis hasn't. At one point you may think it'll fall in the trap of bashing but it mostly escapes it (ok, if Gaius is your absolute favourite darling, this may not be for you, though he's not in it much.) There is also an abdanoned? wip sequel.

elliptical orbit by croik
Batman/Iron Man [crossover]
Bruce/Tony
Deconstructive rich white boys squared. It's a traincrash of epic proportions and tragic and beautiful at the same time.

Red window frames by magog_83
Merlin
Merlin/Arthur [AU] [kid!fic] [adorkable]
ADORABLE. And very on the ball child-thinking and quotes.


Common Law

the last bridge by regann
Alex/OC, Travis/Wes [outsider POV]
Deals well with the emotional fallout that would come even well after the divorce. Alex's POV on Wes/Travis.

right in the stunner by pyrodynamo
Travis/Wes [crossover-fusion], [yummy happy]
HP fusion. This is utterly adorable. Will deffo leave you smiling.

follow your heart and nothing else by korynnvictoria
Travis/Wes [angst] [ust]
Lots of angst, lots of unspoken feelings and tension and DRAMA. Wes is basically a giant ball of issues, and Travis knows it.


Les Miserables

God and Chance by Beth Winter
Les Miserables
Fantine/Valjean
Little snapshots into what would have been.

Three Days (or The One Where Javert and Valjean Take a Road Trip Through France and Raise a Child) by zamwessell (greencarnation)
Les Miserables
Valjean/Javert, Cosette/Marius
Wonderfully written fix it fic. Great prose, very fitting. Everything done with a light touch, despite the depth of feeling between the both of them.


Teen Wolf

Possibly I like the Thrill of Under me you by haynnes
Teen Wolf
Stiles/Derek [au] [ust] [yummy happy]
Painter!Stiles and Librarian/Writer!Derek. Adults but still awkward and adorable. This fic is just so full of colour and life and wonderfulness. Full of glee and sexy UST.

You know what I mean by haynnes
Teen Wolf
Alison, Stiles/Derek
Alison POV, slowly trying to get her life and friendships back together over the Summer. There should be more Alison + Stiles in the world.

que lastima pero adios fic by magneticwave
Teen Wolf [character study]
Erica
I pretty much love EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS. It's the Erica fic you didn't know you needed, But you DID, just trust me. Stop whatever you're doing and read this. Thank me later.

An Algorithm for Mistakes by fleete
Teen Wolf [character study]
Lydia
And this is the one about Lydia. Fragile, unsure Lydia in the process of finding herself.


Harry Potter

origins by ivyblossom.
Harry/Draco
Tense and awful to read in that way angsty fics are. You know, so painful you almost can't bear it. And ivyblossom's prose is fucking gorgeous. Some of her descriptions, smells and sights, that entire starting section about the swimming. MY GOD.

fall on your knees by ivyblossom
Millicent [character study]
Sharp and painful

[Superpowered!character] Harry
Harry Potter

His Own Man by crunchysunrises
Unfinished WIP
Dumbledore bashing. Harry goes back in time and does things differently style. Slytherin Harry, Malfoys as friends. Nice worldbuilding in terms of the people Harry becomes friends with as well as the money issues and legal issues he explores.

Harry Potter and the wastelands of time by Joe6991
Harry/Fleur, (Harry/Tonks)
It's very 'Indiana Jones' which I really enjoyed. The myffic stuff was fun and the mystery revealed in tantalising pieces. However the final reveals weren't as satisfying as I'd hoped and in fact the majority of plot is left undone to be dealt with in the sequel which I found frustrating enough to refuse to read it on principle. Overall the world building is clever, but the plot is too long drawn out. The relationship I didn't particularly care for, but I think that's down to my personal shipping preferences. Harry is clearly a Mary Sue with superpowers and quippy arrogance and so on, but he's self-mocking enough and at a loss enough times to save himself from being obnoxious.

Jamie Evans and Fate's Fool by the mad mad reviewer
An unusual twist in that Harry ends up in the girl-who-lived's body. Sort of interesting way of dealing with the gender change in that Harry is male and I think narratively male except when addressed by others despite the external gender of his body,. I think because the author wanted that discord, is why there's no way of gender changing in the wizarding world. In any case, the gender swap isn't actually a major part of the plot. Some fun 'Harry takes care of all the bad things', BAMFing around the place. But I did get bored towards the end and in fact gave up with a couple of chapters to go (most things had been resolved by then). Dumbledore bashing ish?


Avengers

Off the Record by Hella
Tony/Loki
Absolutely fantastic. So many twists and backstabs on Loki's part, so much emotional gut punching inflicted on Tony. Just great. Also really hot.

The Underwater Basket-Weaving Society of America by thisiswhatthewatergaveme
Tony/Loki
Starts a little shaky, the Avengers, and Tony are quick to forgive, and Loki'a a little too open to rehabilitation, but it hits its groove, the plot itself is fun and the slow burn between Tony and Loki really amps up.

darkness flooded in light by galaxysoup
Loki
Sad and painful and lovely. Lots of trauma, lots of exploration of parent/child relationships.
This one manages to do Midgardian OCs really well, it can be a bit hit and miss sometimes. But these guys are lovely without being so picture perfect that they're unreal.


Long [PTSD] or [Hurt/Comfort] fics
A couple of these might be repeat recs, all are heavier on the hurt section than the comfort:

How to Tame a God (The Saga of Hug Fortress) by theorytale
Avengers, WIP
Loki, Tony
Loki is super traumatised at the start of this and is basically triggered into a breakdown/flashback moment.

through the glass by dentalfloss
Avengers
Clint, Coulson (preslash)
The one where Clint is brainwashed into being loyal to SHIELD from the start, but unable to tell anyone. Has the most painful/angsty/heartbreaking/tense reveal.

slow growth investment by arsenic
Hooker!fic
Avengers
Clint/Coulson
But seeing as this is arsenic, it's the most h/c version of hookerfic you could EVER HAVE. Starts with Clint having been beaten to within an inch of his life, just to set the tone.

like an arrow through a flock of doves by arsenic
Avengers/White Collar
Clint/Coulson, Peter, Neal, Elizabeth
The one where Clint is in prison with Neal. More of that awesome - Clint doesn't know how to live in society, fucked up ness.

O my enemy by jane carnall
McGyver
McGyver/Murdoc
The amazing amnesia fic where Murdoc doesn't know who he is but McGyver really does. Murdoc pov and he spends the whole thing in this delicious hyper-scared state.

Missin persons by dirasudis
Numbers
Charlie/Don
Kidnapping fic, slightly stockholm-y, very mentally fucked up ness. Plus consent and incest issues.

toys by litgal
Buffy
Spike/Xander
Stockholm syndrome style. Lots of powerplay and a bit of humiliation kink at first. BDSM and slave kink later. Lots of sex

Broken glass by motsureru
Heroes
Mohinder/Sylar
Manipulation and mindfuckery on Sylar's part. Perfect serial killer/hero 'ship.



My meta recs are now entirely posted at either [community profile] metanews or else at [twitter.com profile] nemonclature
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devoted by jerakeen
Teen Wolf
Stiles/Derek [UST]
Really great tense, get you in the gut, UST.

hide of a life war by etharei
Stiles, Sheriff Stilinski, (Stiles/Derek)
STILES IS A BAMF. KNOW IT. OWN IT. LOVE IT. 

but I'm not a soldier by idyll
Girl!Stiles/Derek [pitch perfect] [genderswitch]
Stiles is not the omega. It takes the pack (Derek) a while to realise this. Very awesome girl!Stiles is pitch perfect and wonderful.

men of a certain age by peroxidepest17
Teen Wolf
Chris, Sheriff
Adorable and bantery, great believable Sheriff voice. I like the random fannish references dotted here and there. 

you'll never leave Harlan (alive) by ghostrunner
Justified
Raylan/Boyd
zombie apocalypse [au] 
Great voices, great world-building, all rings true. Nice roundabout conversations, answering questions with questions, that sort of thing. 

second chance by arsenic
Avengers
Clint gets [de-aged]
past child abuse, traumatised Clint, team family stuff. All the feels.

living in the future by closer
Avengers AU (with some Peter Parker) [yummy happy]
Steve/Tony
Closer writes the best AUs, that should just be, a fandom law or something.


changing by elaiel
SGU
Chloe/Rush
Doesn't really require you to read the prequel: it's only mentioned once. Post s2 something activates alien DNA in Chloe... and then Rush. Nice steady build to a relationship which feels real. Draws together elements of Rush and Chloe's interaction throughout the show. It's a ship that has definitely built up a certain amount of canon basis. Their relationship is an interesting one and the way Rush relates to her is different to how he relates to anyone else in the crew.

Common Law
Travis/Wes

the friday night boys by pyrodynamo
Great Wes POV, all tense and full of conflict. Great writing as well, some lovely turns of phrase.

the wedding march by hito
[undercover couple]
Absolutely adorable pretend their a couple fic.

5 things Wes doesn't like because of Travis by Chaylay23
Aw this is adorable, the set up for each item and the way it ties back to Travis.

every time we touch by vampirepam
Because touching.


Yuletide

priceless by anon
10 things I hate about you/Bring it on
Kat/Missy [pitch perfect], [fuck yeah], [flangst]
Great voices for both of them, spot on. I really want to rewatch both movies now. Full of yay baby lesbians glee. You know what I mean? People finding out awesome things about themselves and other people, and entering the shiny scary world of girlfriends. Happy making, with a dash of drama and angst along the way.

the bar at the end of the fandom by anon
Meta
THIS IS PURE GOLD. Well observed, tongue in cheek, tagging meta. LOVE IT. (Also be ready to open tabs for ALL THE TAGS)


Vids

red right hand by signed-aislynn
Teen Wolf
Peter
Great Peter character study, surprisingly perfect lyrics, I'd never have guessed. Not so keen on the show audio, but the rest is great.

some boys by xandra_ptv
Teen Wolf
Ensemble
Really good use of lyrics, fun, on the beat ensemble vid, with a few emotional punches along the way. Lotta boys in this show guys, lotta hot hot boys.

how it ends by reunion84
HP
Harry/Snape (could be read as friendship)
Emotional, tragic. very atmospheric

we can work it out
by lamardeuse
Common law
WHY DID THEY KILL THIS SHOW? EVERYTHING ABOUT IT IS WONDERFUL.
Slash, squee. fighting Love.

machine by yunuen
Tony Stark (Marvel movies)
Very clever lyric/clip matching.


Festivids

Stayin' Low by anon
Aliens movies
Fuck me Ripley is so hot

Man not a monster by anon
Attack the Block
I defy to watch this and not end up grinning. EEE! MOSES. Whatshisface the white dude. AW.

Step into your place by anon
Blackadder
So this will just make you cry.

Mowgli's road by anon
Brideshead Revisited
Summary: Catholic guilt revisited. Phew. Yeah, quite an emotional hit with this one, all the tension and the tragedy and, yes, the Catholic guilt. Painful. Great song choice though.

Face/off by anon
Face/off
Oh this movie. Oh Nic Cage. Who will make these kinds of movies once Cage stops acting. WHO? It takes a special kinda guy.

OMG by anon
Teen Wolf RPF
THEY'RE ACTUALLY PUPPIES. THE WHOLE CAST ARE JUST PUPPIES. ADORABLE, ADORABLE PUPPIES.


Meta

third gender books in sff, or what I've been reading lately by aedh
Alright, not exactly meta, but a useful little reclist.

a genderful analagy by kaz
Clever idea, gender as cities.

A cup of meta for your day by allisoned
Teen Wolf
Kate Argent character study.

sexism in gaming: a response to gabrielle toledano
What it says on the tin.

just shut up by gyzym
Beauty and the Beast
Critical analysis of the abuse-apologist narrative. Interesting how it parallels SO MANY woobie!characters on tv now.

once upon a time women were women and men were crickets by therienne
Once Upon a Time
Women centric storylines, female agency, female characters furthering the narrative. Reason 103 in why I should be watching this show.
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it fills my head up and gets louder by addandsubtract
Teen Wolf
Jackson/Stiles
Slightly towards the sweeter end of the spectrum. Still full of Jackson angst. Lots of wonderful werewolf training and some actual training action from Derek as well.

the doghouse screw by ahab2692
Teen Wolf
Jackson/Stiles
Lovely writing here, lots of great imagery. Poor Jackson's so full of self-hate.

useless, but not for long by queenitsy
Teen Wolf
Jackson/Stiles
This gets Jackson, it hust gets him, all his awful neuroses, his stress, his angst. It's wonderful and tense. The ending is maybe slightly too sweet, all loose ends hurriedly tied, but the build is lovely.

came home, like a stone (fell heavy into your arms) by queerly_it_is
Teen Wolf
Isaac/Scott
The first section, where Isaac is describing Scott is absolutely perfect. It nails what is so great about Scott. Yes he's occasionally boring and yes he's a complete and utter potato. But he's just so NICE. He's adorable. He really is.

sparkly pens 'verse by mm_coconut
Teen Wolf
Derek/Stiles
Mixed media awesomeness. Sterek doodles hearts and Sterek notes all over his notebook, then accidentally leaves it in Derek's car. This is the most quotable thing I have read in FOREVER.

quietly into the night by loony_lucifer
Alex Rider
Alex/Yassen [underage], [ust], [D/s]
One of those sparking hot gorgeous UST fics. Found thanks to kink_finders in my request for eromenos/pederasty fics, so be aware of the underage aspect. Hot more because of, rather than despite that: power imbalance, Alex is a hostage, kept off-balance and with no real chance of escape, plus Yassen is so unreadable and (hot) scary. UNF. Straight up id-fic, no lie.

habits and companionship by Sarren
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Peter/George, [ust]
The Peter POV is spot on, chock full of 'falling for the straight person' pain and not a little internalised homophobia. It captures the tone of the movie pretty well: all long atmospheric silences and lots left unspoken. There's bucket loads of UST - each touch is imbued with meaning, it's really brilliant. You know the kind of writing I mean, where every sentence drips tension and just a look between characters gets you hot under the collar. Oh yeah.

handle with care by Alchemy Alice
Tinker Tailor
George/Peter
This is really yummy. The propmt is about hair stroking, but there's a delicious D/s understone as well.

magnets, mirrors and misdirection by Lunik
Sherlock/Thor [crossover]
John/Loki
This is WIP and I try not to rec them, but I have a reason here. It's by Lunik so of cpourse the characterisation is perfect, the banter is sharp and everything is wonderful, but the reason I'm reccing is because part one is a perfect example of starting in medias res, and giving backstory without falling in the trap of clunky expo.

five avengers who were hunger games champions (and one who wasn’t) by pearldrop
Avengers/Hunger Games [crossover-fusion]
A real gut punch, this fic. OH BUCKY. OH STEVE. The Clint/ending section is clever

red by waldorph
Avengers
Natasha (Natasha/Hill)
So. Natasha. She's awesome. This is how. Also this is the Maria/Natasha I was wishing for. But mostly it's Natasha and her awesome and her story and her utter win.

we were emergencies by gyzym
Avengers
Clint/Natasha
This is fucking awesome, it's Clint POV and focuses as much on him as it does her, but it's about them as much as anything. Read the warnings.

when I say jump by lc2l
The Avengers
Clint/Natasha (off-screen), Clint/Loki, [mind-control], [D/s], [powerless!kink], [emotional kick]
Clint POV of the movie, with focus on the earlier, mind-fucked part. This is utterly wonderful. Clint's thought processes are perfect and read just right, and he really notices the awful drained drawn-out look Loki has the entire way through. The ending is tragic, but not as gut-wrenching awful as some of this pairing can be.

debt by storynerd
Avengers
Tony/Loki [au]
Towards the fluffier end of the spectrum, started pre-movie, so AU. Loki saves Tony's life and Tony wants to know why.

halo by paxlux
Avengers
Tony/Loki
Tony realises he wants Loki and that puts him at a disadvantage. Great prose, very dream-y and stream-of-consciousness-y without getting confusing. Written from the trailer I think? Somewhat AU either way.

"It’s like perfect engineering, that smile, Tony can read genius in the lazy curve, whether the smile is manufactured or not, and he recognizes it: it feels like any time Tony’s seen the lines come together to form the whole, that instant moment of sheer thought and power, everything is so very easy, blood rushing to light up all the points of his body, I am a motherfucking god, and now, now he’s staring at a motherfucking god who tossed him out a window, and maybe he has glass embedded in his brain.
Tony thinks, Shit, I’m vulnerable."
"

awkward by penknife and better awkward than pretty (the jealous little sister remix) by igrockspock
Hary Potter
Andromeda and Narcissa Black
I love it when remixes dovetail so perfectly. igrockspock's picked out some lovely little pieces from the original and given us a complimentary picture of Narcissa to put against Andromeda. All we need now is one for Bella as well.

Harry Potter and the enemy within and Harry Potter and the chained souls by theowyn
Warning: character death, description of funeral and grieving.
Snape, Harry/Ginny (mostly pre-ship in part 1) Hermione/Ron

Part 1: Good characterisation for the most part. Snape starts off as being a little too evil, but he soon balances out. Well written prose. I like Harry's indecision and general boyish fail. A fair number of 'oh Harry' moments where you want to grab both him and Snape and make them talk. Does a really good job delving Harry's loneliness, ignorance and despair, post-OotP and the reveal of the prophecy.

Part 2: I liked this part slightly less. Not all of it -- the still growing friendship aspect was very good. The whole Snape/Harry idiot dance was realistic, since neither of them are paticularly good at talking about their feelings. My issue was with the plot: Harry's continuing rashness and lack of paranoia, his constant insistence on disregarding rules and danger. Plus all the adults' continual holding of secrets, even after hints have escaped and Harry has a thread to pull on. You'd expect them to know what he's like by now, instead they tell him, 'don't investigate' then act shocked and angry when he... wait for it, investigates. That said, these are issues I have with the books as well, so really my problem is that the fic is just too IC!

resonance trilogy by greengecko
I had issues with Candide the first time I read this, after reading again, I'm not really sure why, there's nothing wrong with her character. I think I was still a bit too invested in the exclusivity of any Snape/Harry relationship, whether sexual or familial. Either way, this is long and plotty, (really long) Part three is a WIP though. I like the worldbuilding and the magic, I like Harry's powers and the way they tie into the plot. The plots themselves are intriguing and mysterious enough to keep you guessing, and the cast of characters are well fleshed out, whether canon, minor or original.

chivalry by branwyn
Harry, Snape, Luna
Starts off with a slightly nicer Snape than usual, which means the turn from hate to ambivalence is over pretty quick and it's more about the development from like to love. Also boasts a wonderful Luna. Deals quite heavily with the repercussions of Harry's abuse at the hands of the Dursleys. PTSD and self-worth issues and so on. The epilogue... well, it's an eilogue, but it's not nearly as bad as canon.

a history of magic by PrinceEdwin
Harry/Severus [time travel]
This is a good one. The plot is pretty straight forward. Read it for the emotion, all that UST and drama in Harry and Severus' relationship. Nice use of an out-of-chronological-order structure.

fall into charybidis by Nimori
Harry/Severus [incest]
Severitus Slash (Snape is Harry's father, slash) fucked up and hot. Harry is cursed, he needs blood-kin to heal him. Snape is willing to make a deal. Gay chicken ensues.


VIDS


sail by catnap332
The Fall
Gorgeous vid, lots of motion and colour, perfect editing on the beats, solid emotional hit towards the end.

I don't know by humansrsuperior
Sherlock
OH MY GOD. This is utterly wonderful. The song choice is PERFECT. the use of speaky face is INSPIRED and as a summary of season two it works SO WELL. Seriously, this is the BEST THING EVER. The lyrics are PERFECT, It's all so on the beat and slick and funny yet creepy and OHMYGOD, Anyone who has ever seen even the tiniest bit of Sherlock has to watch this RIGHT FUCKING NOW.

the adventure
Harry Potter
Neville Longbottom
THE NEVILLE VID I HAVE BEEN WANTING SINCE FOREVER.

in the bullpen yb genusshrike
Avengers
Natasha
NATASHA. ILU. Everything about her is awesome. The song choice is perfect. And that scene with Clint and Loki makes me want ALL THE FUCKED UP THREESOMES. (but mostly NATASHA. YEAH. SHE'S OUR GIRL.)
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[Part 2 of 'Toast' was meant to be Yuletide, but I'm never going to get round to reading all that I'd meant to, so I gave up on it and recced all the random things I have been reading. There are some Yuletide recs at the end.]


momentum by thingswithwings
Communuty
Troy/Abed/Annie, [yummy happy], [threesome]
Abed's voice is perfect for this. Calm and slightly distanced. The fic is warm and lovely. It's a hug in fic form. There's no dialogue, only a little reported. It's all entirely through Abed's eyes.

wait it out by rawthorne
Game of Thrones
Dany/Arya [au]
THIS IS ALL THE THINGS I WANT. An AU where Dany was kept at King's landing as an example. Sparse and atmospheric. Lots of tension, uncertainty and unspoken things, good, scary political edge to the whole fic.

the space between us by ils_mutant
BSG
Alt season 4.5 [warning: character death], [au], [pulling on the heartstrings], [intense]
This starts off almost hopeful and then just piles on the angst until you think you're about going to die. The focus is mainly on Gaeta and some minor characters, as well as the final five. Not as Adama/Kara/Roslin-centric as the show itself. I only wish Caprica had been given her own POV. Deals really well with all the various issues: Cylons and humans, love, humanity, forgiveness, parenthood. Made me want to cry a billion times over.

force over distance by CleanWhiteRoom
SGU
Young/Rush [long!fic], [ust], [intense] [mindbond!fic], [epic], [pulling at the heartstrings], [hurt/comfort] Warning: Deals extensively with the Gloria/cancer plotline.

Rush is forced into the chair and into a mental link with Destiny, Young mind-bonds with Rush in a bid to save him from becoming entirely one with the ship. It's long and it's plotty and wonderful. I love the whole AI consciousness question, Destiny and the AI are characters in their own right. In general the characterisations are very good -- We get a deepening understanding of Rush that follows Young's own progress in-fic, it all rings very true. It answers the problem of how Rush's genius works (why he needs Eli to solve the 9th chevron and yet he solved all the others). The plot develops like the relationship, a nice slow build towards understanding, gradually becoming more complex and revealing more sides to the characters. Young POV and his desperate tiredeness is perfect. The focus on Rush and the insight into his fractured psyche is wonderful, and it also gives us a delicious look at Telford: villaneous and comples and at times downright creepy. The side characters are well done too, especially Greer and TJ and the way they relate to both Rush and Young. It starts slow, but is definitely worth sticking with. Also check out the one shots that are meant to be read alongside the main fic.

The premise and first few chapters are deceptively slow/starightforward, the whole fic gets progressively darker, angstier and more tense. Delicious h/c and plenty of mental trauma.

part 3 and 4 of Bridges 'verse by tassos
BtVS
'One girl' in all the world became 'many girls' became 'one boy'.
Parts 3 and 4 are about Tyler, dealing with being chosen and dealing with training. It's Xander pov and Tyler pov. They can standalone without the rest of the series. Parts 1 and 2 are a SG1/Buffy [crossover] where Jack is Xander's father. They're also pretty fun, the writing isn't all that polished at first, but the crossover is interesting and the secret keeping is well dealt with on both sides.

tell me a story by igrockspock
BtVS
Faith, Dawn
Slightly heartbreaking, but a wonderful snapshot of the two, it captures the characters well and is a nice look at a young Dawn.

waiting games by nutkin
Supernatural
Sam/Dean [incest]
Set in the early seasons, Sam starts getting visions of him and Dean together. The story is a slow, dreamy progress over the months, cases, motel rooms, diners and roads. The pace is steady but relaxed, and the tension mounts only through Sam's thoughts about the visions. The characterisation and the delving into their relationship that Sam attempts are all written really well, very IC. The main reason I'm reccing however, is that the writing is really, really good. Sparse and dreamy with some gorgeous turns of phrase. It's a pleasure to read.

"Sometimes he tries to put his life into words, so he'll be able to remember it better. It was always hard to explain things to Jess and Zach and Becky and all of his friends at school. He'd try to talk about Dad and Dean, or his childhood, and everything would seem too vast and thin and empty. So now he tries to remember, as if by rolling concepts around in his mind he can make them more permanent.

Being sunburnt and having motel pool water run down his arms. The too-cold feeling of an air conditioner at four in the morning. Vinyl under his hands, thick and slippery and catching his skin when he sweats. The blur of heat coming off the cement in San Clemens, Nevada. Truck stop eggs with Tabasco, scalding so hot that his coffee is harsh on his raw throat. Gun metal going warm in his hand from body heat. Early spring skies in the midwest, bright and the color of nickels. Girls smiling like sunrises because their fathers, their children, are safe."


if you liked the book you'll hate the movie by paperclipbitch
XMFC, Hank/Alex, Charles/Erik [highschool!au], [pretty damn funny]
This, seriously, this. I can't even explain, it's not what you expect. It's fun, but it becomes Brilliant around Alex's pov, when the Charles/Erik not!flirting steps up, and the dysfunctional!family aspect kicks in. It's like crack except perfect. And I haven't the words. Just read it, it's have you in stitches.

red, red, gold by pprfaith
Avengers
[genderswap] Tony. [intense]
Perfect and vicious. The kind of genderswap that makes you wish it were canon. Tasha is so fucked up and broken in all the same ways Tony is, but there's something brighter and sharper about her.

calving diamonds by jane_potter
Thor
Laufey [mpreg], [emotional kick]
This is amazing. The WORLDBUILDING! The ancestry tattoos and the D/s negotiations in sexual intercourse (and the times it's only mock-fighting to allow for physical changes like injury or pregnancy.) UNF. Can worldbuilding be sexy? It totally can, right? And it's all tied into the fic so effortlessly, for example, the sex scene that serves to illustrate so much about the world and the characters, while still remaining scorching hot!

I love the way canon is turned on its head with regards to the first part: the famine and Midgard, and Odin. And with canon Thor knowledge the ending is all so desperately tragic. This fic broke me.

concession by obsession_inc
Iron Man
Christine Everhart
The structure is lovely: pieces gradually coming together through Christines's research and interviews. It's a wonderful sharp portraint of Christine. Very creepy look at Pepper and Tony, more so because it's something that you could very easily see happening, it takes all the scary possessive, paranoid sapects of Tony's personality and follows them to their logical conclusion. Read in conjuction with Deejay's Handlebars vid.

seven sunday mother-daughter mornings by hradzka
T:SCC
Catherine, Susannah [creepifying]
Deliciously creepy. Catherine Weaver being a mother, and all the creepiness that entails.

home before midnight by fyre
Once Upon a Time
Rumpelstiltskin/Belle
The voices are awesome, the entire fic is that perfect mix of sharp and sweet. This is exactly how I want the plot to turn out.

blood magic by Gatewaygirl
Harry Potter
Harry, Snape
Snape is Harry's father, plot happens. It deals with changing relationships, family, growing up, Voldermort, blood politics and werewolves. This is a fandom classic that I couldn't get into back when I first encountered it. I decided to give it a go recently figuring my tastes might have changed, and apparently they have because not only did I love it, I was completely hooked as well, it kept me up way past my bedtime! Snape has a deliciously Sherlock-ish character, rather more mature and emotionally controlled than in other fics, and while the past is important, he's less obsessed with it than he is in canon. It features a mature!Harry, which is a characterisation that not everyone like, but I happen to love. I enjoyed the worldbuilding: the details of school life and magical theory, and the characterisation, once you accept it as not-quite-canon, is internally consistent and a lot of fun, it's interesting to see how the relationships change over the course of the fic. It also quite satisfyingly nails the volatile nature of the Golden Trio's friendship. (When are they not fighting?) Could do with a Brit-pick, but that's just a minor quibble.

could you be a little less brighdig
Harry Potter
Ensemble fem characters
This is very clever. Definitely makes you want to hit things. It's spot on and painful - A quick excerpt from Rita Skeeter's society/gossip coloumn.

wondair and extraorder by cest_what
Harry Potter/Mitford sisters RPF, [crossover-fusion]
Really well done, captures each of their characters perfectly and ties HP and the real life political parallels of the Mitfords together very well.

Christopher and Elinor by Mercy
Sense and Sensibility
Col. Brandon/Elinor [au] [epistolary!fic]
I don't normally like epistolary fic, but thanks to Elinor's diary, Mercy manages to keep everything feeling very immediate, so you didn't feel too separate from the action. The period detail is lovely, everything is pitch-perfect, and honestly this is how I always wanted the book to turn out.

Miss de Bourgh in Bath by swordswallower17
Pride and Prejudice
Anne/OMC [unreliable narrator]
What I really liked about this was the way it absouletly nailed Anne's shyness. The God-awful hideousness of being at a party full of strangers, not knowing how to initiate conversation and stuck watching all these people who are chatting so easily and laughing and having a great time and they're all so completely incomprehensible it's like they're a whole other species.

There's also a delicious unreliable narrator element, not just because the reader is likely to know how a romance format works and so can guess who will end up with who, whereas Anne is stuck living it, but also because the reader can see through Anne's pretentousness as well as her ignorance to the real picture of what's happening underneath.

It's all very well done: solid characterisation and a good job with the research and Regency details. In all satisfying Regency romance with an unlikely and occasionally unlikeable sort of heroine.

[APM? site is currently down and I forgot to note title and author]
Pride and Prejudice [AU]
AU where Lizzie accepted Darcy's first proposal. Very in character, and very, realistically, painfully angsty:

"Darcy excused himself. He said he would come by the next morning for her letters, and in bidding her farewell, he reached for her hand and raised it to his lips. He then bowed slightly, and left the room.

Elizabeth wondered whether he had noticed how she had flinched at his touch."


OOF.

Sharpe's dragon (or how Richard Sharpe was gazetted into the wrong service) and part two by blackdisa
Sharpe/Temeraire [crossover] [pitch perfect]
First listen to the Sharpe theme to get you in the mood. (OH SHOW.) This fic made me start reading Temeraire, and now I wish Sharpe would turn up in canon. Everything fits very smoothly, the universes mesh very easily and the characters all interact in realistic ways. Canon knowledge or period knowledge not necessary, though I did know Sharpe going in, but I think even not knowing him would be fine. Lots of excitement, adventure and a lovely Sharpe POV.

the ivy crown by briar_pipe
Merlin
Morgana, Morgana/Gwen
This is the series I'd like to watch. Arthur and Merlin are exiled, Morgana steps up. I love the first part - Morgana's trying to take Arthur's place, trying to hide her mourning for him and not wanting to see Uther growing old. She's trying so hard not to fail, so sure she's not measuring up and You just want to shake her and tell her she's wonderful. Lots of lovely political drama with all the nights and all the history - so much of the pre-series sorcery revolves around powerful women and the choices they made.

stranger at the gate by bendingsignpost
Sherlock
Sherlock/John [vampire!au]
Wonderful plotty vampire AU, stellar worldbuilding and great characterisation. Very, very angsty. WIP, but ends at a good stopping point.

an avalanche of detour signs by gyzym
Molly/Lestrade, past Molly/Jim, unrequited Molly/Sherlock, [pitch perfect]
This is the Molly fic you didn't know you needed. BUT YOU DO. YOU DO NEED IT. IT'S WONDERFUL.

" “I, um. Good to see you and all, but what are you doing here, exactly?”
“Um,” says Greg.
“Um?”
“Look, it’s...embarrassing.”
“Right,” Molly says, “well, okay, so here’s the thing: normally I’d leave it at that, but seeing as this is a morgue I’m fairly certain I...can’t, actually? As, you know, a professional.” Greg looks at her blankly, and she sighs. “I want you to think, for a minute, about the kinds of things that might be classified as ‘embarrassing’ in the context of corpses. I’ll wait.”"


I love the way it absolutely nails the skin crawling creepiness of Jim. The entire section dealing with their relationship is heart-breaking and wawful and just makes you love Molly even more. I love that Molly's sensible and clever in this, it doesn't treat her like some brainless little assistant, She's an intelligent woman who's studied hard and knows her shit, plus she's competent and in charge in her job and okay so Sherlock flusters the hell out of her, but she's a normal human being, we all have weak spots. There's a tendency to dumb down everyone not Sherlock or John in Sherlock fic, and I like how this doesn't at all fall into the trap, these people (Lestrade included) are good at their jobs, and they can read people or be good listeners as well.


[kid!fic] recs taken from kink_finders

the deepest secret nobody knows by sciosophia
Past Sally/Sherlock [kidfic]
Wonderfully written. Sally has a kid by Sherlock. Sherlock never visits. A difficult story to pull off, but it's dealt with perfectly. Real and very sad. Gets you right in Sally's POV, you feel all her anger and frustration. The ending will make you cry.

friends? I'd say family by mockturtletale
Harvey/Mike [yummy happy] [kidfic]
While the Sherlock fic above would break the rule, most kidfics are adorably sweet. This is one of those. Absolutely gorgeous and schmoopy, with some lovely slashy romance as well.


Yuletide:

sequence by v_greyson
Hitman
Mike/47 [hotness]
Post movie. Lovely punch hit of lust when 47 comes out of the shower

Jane Eyre has a posse by bow
Jane Austen Fight Club
OH MY GOD. This starts clever, a good intriguing idea, well written, pitch perfect for the time, with the odd humerous deliberate anachronism. And then it builds and we have PLOT. An Austen cahracters/ Bronte chracters face-off, and then they go to the moors, AND THEN THE LIZZIE JANE. OH HOLY FUCK. I was squeaking with joy. IT'S JUST SO CLEVER. IT'S A REALLY CLEVER FIC. ALSO AWEOMSE.

even the stars hide away by thingswithwings
Community
Abed/Troy
Gorgeous. Quite a steady sort of fic, not the usual banter filled, fast paced Community fic. Keeping it tightly in Troy's POV and the focus tight on the relationship gives it an entirely different tone. It's very sweet, a nice gradual build, and the last line got me all choked up. May make you want to hug everything after reading.

heat possessed by kitty desade
Merry Gentry, Rhys/Sholto [hotness]
I love that LKH wrote actual canon tentacle porn into her series. This is definitely hot, but it deals nicely with Sholto's issues as well.

a little sunshine by lise
Black Jewels
Wilhemina, Jaenelle
Wilhemina definitely doesn't get enough love in canon. A nice little fic.

healing by edenfalling
Wilhemina, Jaenelle
Very sweet, a but more heartstring pulling than the first, set during Jaenelle's recovery.

passings by ChokolatteJedi
Aladdin
The Genie [interesting idea]
A look at all the masters the Genie has served over the ages.

the hunt for man-yu-el by cimorene
Aladdine
Jasmine [interesting idea]
The ending cracked me right up. Nicely done, a beliveable look into Agrabah. To my shame it took me 3/4 of the fic to get the naming conceit.


VIDS

sail by catnap332
The Fall
Gorgeous vid, lots of motion and colour, perfect editing on the beats, solid emotional hit towards the end.


I don't know by humansrsuperior
Sherlock (s2)
OH MY GOD. This is utterly wonderful. The song choice is perfect. the use of speaky face is inspired and as a summary of season two it works so well. It's all so on the beat and slick and funny, yet creepy and OHMYGOD.
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the last post by rheanna
Meta [creepifying]
Epic weird, wonderful and very creepy.

the tragedy of fidelia and mordecai by pitseleh
Doctrine of Labyrinths
Mildmay, Cardenio
The Mildmay voice is perfect, and the relationship between the two friends is lovely. The snippets of Melusine you get to see all ring true.

a life in knives by paxlux
Supernatural [outsider pov]
OC, Sam, Dean
Ruthie is the only survivor of a werewolf attack, she insiste Sam and Dean take her with them and learns to becom a hunter. Awesome outside pov on Sam and Dean. Ruthie's a great character, the good kind of OC, believable and layered and fitting very neatly into the canon.

love cuts like a knife by waketosleep
Hawaii Five-0 [crossover-fusion] with Dexter [emotional kick]
Short and packs quite a punch. Perfect ending

all in by arsenicjade
Suits
Harvey/Mike [slave!fic]
Harvey wins Mike in a poker game. Now he just has to figure out what to do with him.
Nice and long, some classic slave!fic cliches, but done very well. Canon knowledge isn't needed.

shell by cissasghost
Underworld
Selene
Very in character-- her disgust and fear and confusion at being thrown into a world she doesn't understand.

in-needed metaphors by preromantics
Community
Abed/Troy [intoxicated!fic] [yummy happy] [pitch perfect]
Abed's mental voice is perfect. The whole thing is very sweet and fluffy. Abed is deliciously dense.

winner takes all by toestastegood
Fright Night
Jerry/Charley [non-con]
Very very hot, not so keen on the non-con aspect, but the build up and domination is so hot.

make whole what has been smashed by Charli J
Sherlock/John [au] [interesting idea]
The one where Sherlock lives backwards. Complex, twisty and very satisfying. I was in a short-attention span mood, flicking through a whole load of fics, but this, despite its length and need for the reader to focus, managed to grab me and suck me right in. Engrossing and very well written.

performance in a leading role by mad_lori
Sherlock/John [au] [long!fic]
Where they're both actors. I'm not one for established relationships or talking about feelings, so I ended up skipping a chunks from after they got together, but the lead up was great. I love the insider-feel to the setting. The whole thing is meticulously researched. The first part, with the filming, was all wonderful, and the later press related parts are great as well. I got very choked up when reading all the touching 'being true to yourself' bits about them and their relationship. The characterisation is very well done, still recogniseable and there are some wonderful lines. I love the minor characters as well, Harry, Sally, Clara, but especially Irene.

by any other word by loranna
Downton Abbey
Thomas/William
Dreamy and bittersweet.

play by doveheart
Downton Abbey
Thomas/William
Love that piano playing is a Thomas/William cliche. I love the emotional detail in William's POV, the backstory and the way he feels now, all very seamless.

resonances by LadySilver
Teen Wolf
Derek/Jackson
Just beautiful. Dreamy and emotional, interesting idea. there needs to be more Derek/Jackson

the runaround by ferretbaby
Teen Wolf
Stiles/Derek
I LOVE Derek's utter confusion here, it's adorable.

what are we building here by piper
Teen Wolf
Stiles/Derek
Pack dynamics and Stiles/Derek dynamics, very warm and yummy

winter over by downjune
STXI
Sulu/Jim
Absolutely gorgeous. It feels very Wintry. The world is so well researched and detailed. The cast is lovely, but Sulu is especially brilliant, calm and competent and very real.

once upon a time by igrockspock
STXI
Gaila + Chapel, Nyota
This is gorgeous, most especially the last paragraph, really touching. I love Chapel's character, and I love that Nyota and Gaila connect more easily.

stiff upper lip by pyreneeees
Harry Potter
Augusta Longbottom [crying now]
This is utterly gorgeous. It had me tearing up. The Augusta pov is perfect, unbending, prickly and standoffish but so supportive and loving underneath. And the outsider look on the metamorphosis of Neville Longbottom from child to man is just brilliant.

les jours tristes by anon
Harry Potter
Luna, Narcissa
Luna interviews Narcissa post war. Gorgeous character study of them both. POV perfectly catches Luna's mindset and mental voice.

AVENGERS

magnetic by boombangbing
Steve/Pepper/Tony [yummy happy] [fuck yeah]
Classic epic believable long Avengers fic. I love these and hope people keep on writing them. Part one is adorable UST and Steve being adorkable and sweet. Wanting so much and trying to untangle exactly what it is he wants, TOny being Tony. And Pepper organising everything in that awesome way. Part two is more Pepper being awesome. Very awesome. And part three, despite being Tony POV is very 'Go Team!'

stockholm syndrome and other drugs by alchemy alice
Coulson [yummy happy]
Coulson love! Yes please! Lovely Coulson voice, dry and long-suffering and sweet.

falling like a flip of a coin by paxlux
Loki/Thor [incest]
Lovely snatches of their memories showing through, love the inexorable build of their relationship, all passionately violent and violently passionate. Love Loki/Lock and his sharp tongue. The ending makes it though, delightfully heratbreaking.

under ether by Lunik
Darcy/Loki
Lovely Loki characterisation hot and ocd and slightly terrifying. Darcy is, of course, wonderful.

kink meme made them do it by lunik_the_bard
Darcy/Loki (eventually) WIP [fuck yeah], [pitch perfect]

oh god, she’s in high school. This is high school all over again, and guys as hot as Loki don’t want the girl who wears glasses and has dumb hair. This is just like high school, except with more potential to get murdered.

I try not to rec WIPs but this is just perfect. The voices, the dynamic. Yummy and funny and hot. And the whole kink-meme meta aspect is spot on.

feathering the nest by Lunik
Loki
OH LOKI. You are adorable.

BLADE TRINITY

the lies you live by alyse
Blade Trinity
Abby/King [long!fic] [intense] [ust] [hurt/comfort]
Hurt/comfort-ish but not exactly. The opening scene is lovely and tense, the pace calms for the gradual progress from enemy to friend, and then picks up again as the plot starts to twist. Nice fast pacing towards the end, kept me up late readong. Lots of lovely character/relationship manouvering throughout - trust vs betrayal. Really nice work on the main three of Abby/King/Frank. Lovely slow build of the relationship, with lots of UST and very hot, sparky, sex.

while we have oceans by alyse
Abby/King
Great characterisation, nice quiet interlude but with an undertone of tension.

spiralling by alyse
Abby/King
Hot hot hot. Undercover in the queue for a nightclub.

Check out all of alyse's Blade fic. She's got a great hold on Abby and King's characterisation.

a little less conversation by ginandironic
King/Dean [crossover]
Very hot little crossover. I like King, cocky and in control. Seeing a less in control Dean is unusual.

claim by MidKnight2501
King/Drake [intoxicated!fic] [dub con]

chains that bind by Kris
King/Drake [concealed!identity!fic] (kinda)
I like the insiduous way Drake takes control of King.

legacy of the fallen by Kris
King/Drake, King, Deacon, Drake, Blade [insanity] [non-con] [dub-con]
noncon/dub con depending on how you look at it. Not a happy King/Drake fic. Nice and long and plotty. I like the craziness in King's head.

blood magic and a shade of infinite by manic_intent
King/Drake [au] where King is still a vamp.
Good banter from King, very sexy blood/desire elements. Solid characterisation.

the morning after/the night before by sangga
King [pitch perfect]
The disjointed structure, out of chronological order, emphasises how King felt after getting the cure as well as the time after the Daystar, both game changing moments with a weird re-ordering of priorities following after. This catches the atmosphere very well.


VIDS

glittering cloud by TxlSplash
BSG
Boomer
"Don't blame me, I can't help what I am... (Lord knows I've tried to)
BOOOOOMMEEEEERRRRR! Perfect, lyric matching to scenes. Very epic and heartbreaking. OH GOD BOOMER. WHY SO TRAGIC.

sorrow by greensilver
Captain America
Steve
OH STEVE. Very clearly articulated vid showing everything Steve's lost. Very sad, very poignant. I really love the way the vid is structured, the build up for each of his losses, the framing through use of fade to blacks and then the final repetition of black and white scenes to really bring it home.

to the dogs or whoever by greensilver
Once Upon a Time
Charming/Snow White
I'm not all that invested in their relationship in the show. It's sweet and fun but it hasn't hit me. This vid however... SO SWEET. I love how vids can do that, cut out all the blather and give a pure emotional hit

Harry Potter feat. Glitch Mob by Grable 424
Harry Potter
I always thought HP would go well to Glitch mob, all those laser-like fight scenes. I'm not 100% won over by the canon audio used in the vid, but it's not that it's badly done, just not a technique I'm keen on. The vid itself is very slick; jerky and sharp and perfect to the music.
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AVENGERS 'VERSE + THOR

A kindness repaid by potboy,
Loki, Steve
Not so keen on the rape aspect, but it's only in the first chapter.

Athelas and Chaos war by astolat
Loki/Thor.
BECAUSE THE ANGSTY HOTNESS. I CAN'T BEAR IT.

Ready fire aim by gyzym
Superhusbands! (Steve/Tony). 'COS THEY ARE ADORABLE. Especially oblivious, can't make friends, socially awkward Tony, because he is an awkward puppy and we love him.

holy by indigostohelit
Steve/Tony [au] [hotness]
SO. HOT. Love Steve's naive virginal-ness and Tony is very Tony. Also, hot. SO HOT.

Clint/Darcy - BECAUSE THE SNARK IT MAKES ME SQUEE.
The heart is my least vulnerable spot by waketosleep
Not your mother's alma mater (WIP) by smittywing

Have some bonus Black Widow/Pepper, because, hot:
Badass is Natasha Romanoff's Middle Name by Lunarwolfik and An aching by tsukinofaerii.

This must be what pets are like by cerebel
Loki, Agent Coulson [cat!fic]
LOKI = CAT. OH YES.

Just temporary Ma'am by sutlers
Clint/Darcy
"...but even Jane's multiple fancy degrees couldn't hide the fact that she was fundamentally a Crazy Hot Chick." -- HAHA best description of Jane EVER.

It's electrifying by striped_fic
Clint/Darcy [pitch perfect]

Clint from the Avenger Initiative looked distinctly uncomfortable. "I'm a marksman," he said to the wall behind Jane's shoulder.

Well, that was horseshit. Darcy felt insulted. And a little brainfreezy again; she put down her Slurpee on the filing cabinet behind her. "God, don't be an asshole, Clint. If your superpowers are classified then just say that, don't lie to me."

When she turned around again, he was blushing a little. Actually blushing. "Oh my god," she breathed. "You're not lying, are you? Youareactuallyamarksman," she said in a rush with her hand over her mouth to hide her smile. "That is so lame!"
-- Best Clint/Darcy ever, I love it. The banter, the characterisation. Perfect.


kink meme fill by anon
Fright Night
Jerry/Charley [hotness]
HOT HOT. This is what I wanted the film to be. I know, I have unrealistic expectations.

new dawn fades by omphalos
Doctor Who
Doctor/Master [epic], [pulling on the heartstrings] [hotness] [long!fic] [dark] [intense]
Utterly amazing, kept me up way later than I intended. I know barely anything about Doctor Who canon beyond being able to fit names to a handful of faces, but the characterisation in this was detailed and wonderful, totally swept me up in the story and the emotion. I especially loved the sheer need the Doctor has for the Master. Well, actually I love the Master POV as well, so basically I love all of it!

in a lonely place by flamethrower
Star Wars
Obi-Wan Kenobi/Qui-Gon Jinn [au] [long!fic] [dark] [hotness] [secretly!a!good!guy]
AU where Obi-Wan goes undercover in the Sith to expose Sideous. I'm not all up on Star Wars canon, so there was some wiki/google flailing to place names. But most of it was pretty straightforward. Obi-Wan's cahracterisation was brilliant, all cold and clever and opaque. Lots of nice complex plottings, sexy sex scenes and the really good kind ofhurt/comfort. Nice and long

fish out of water by dark_roast
Veronica Mars [crossover] with Lovecraft
Logan (Logan/Veronica, but she's not there in-person for most of the fic) [interesting idea] [long!fic]
Very good Logan character study wrapped up in a plotty, crazy crossover (he is so broken, my God). Author calls it crack, but the story isn't written in a comic or flippant way. I've only a passing knowledge of Lovecraft and I still got most of the references, and hey, that's what wiki is for. The first chapter throws you into a dream sequence, which I found a bit disorienting (as it's meant to be). But the plot itself is perfectly well structured. I liked the OCs a lot.

missing persons by dsudis
Numb3rs
Charlie/Don [long!fic] [amnesia!fic] [kidnapping!fic] [incest] [intense]
Epic long. Really long, totally ate my weekend. I have no familiarity with canon beyond Charlie being that guy from 10 things and solving crimes in some maths related way, but that was no obstacle. The entire fic is well paced, and maintains tension through the emotional plot as well as the action. It just ratchets right up there. Definitely un-put-downable. Really good twisty look at the incest, no brushing away of the issues. Pretty dark in places, when dealing with the trauma, torture and abuse etc. Fair amount of violence.

metal heart by kartography
How I met your Mother
Robin/Barney [pitch-perfect]
Clever, great Robin voice -- awkward commitment-phobe and how she falls into a relationship anyway. Really really hot sex. Nice sprinkles of humour and banter.

toys by litgal
BTVS
Spike/Xander [bdsm] [d/s] [kidnapping!fic] [dark] [long!fic] [drug use]
Good old fashioned evil Spike. pitiful, needy Xander. Not quite Stockholm syndrome, but not far off. Lots of dub-con manipulation. I'm not so into the practical BDSM stuff, (spanking and kneeling and bindings etc.) so there was a bit more pain than I'd like mixed in with the pleasure. Nice slow build - wallowing in Xander's feelings, his shame, his need. Lots of sex/sexual play. Wasn't so interested once the focus shifted to the rest of the cast, ended up skipping from about 3/4 of the way into the second part. But the fic is loooong.

the sniper at the gates of heaven by JoeLawson
The Losers
Ensemble [interesting idea]
Nice use of the 3rd person Omniscient. Definitely fits the tone of the story, disjointed and sprawling, but also about community. Post apocalyptic setting shows how the Losers deal with the repercussions. I like the Aisha character study that's tied into it as well.


TEEN WOLF
Derek/Stiles

rollover by strofeof_genie
[powerless!kink]
"It's not like either of us planned it to go like that, dude! And it is a terrible idea, pretty much for the reasons that we argued about. I mean, I'm not like you, how can I hope to even - okay, why are you transforming holy shit please stop,"
Mmm, that bit where fear suddenly spikes, but we know it's all wrapped up in arousal and a desperate need to submit but the conscious brain won't let you. Also part three has the absolute best Stiles/Chris conversation EVER. I adore it, it's total payback for all the creepy car breaking Chris does in the show.

Stiles nods, confused and wary and generally accepting. "What are you guys, hunters?" Stiles can't help but ask, and the expression on their face is priceless. Stiles is going to get himself shot one day, probably by these people.

civilian disguise by starbeast.
[ust]
Funny little fic, but such a tease.

the sanctuary by chase_acow
[secretly!a!good!guy] [powerless!kink] [dubcon] [interesting idea]
Takes a little while to really hit its stride, but by the time you reach the cabin it's steady. Has the nice secretly a good guy thing going on, ambiguous on Derek's motivations. Great Stiles voice. I like the AU, interesting set up. Lots of yummy powerless type stuff -- body wanting, brain not quite there yet.

drive carefully and dont forget to fasten your condom by chase_acow
[intoxicated!fic]
This is ADORABLE. and it has drugged wandering hands Stiles, which is awesome. I like the character study of Derek that's slipped in there though, the references to his aimlessness, desperationa nd lonilness

along this road by elandrialore
LOVE THIS. the characterisation is somewhat less angsty than in show. But I love it all the same, the Sheriff pov is wonderful, and the descriptions of Derek are gorgeous.

the pros and cons of freaking out by bumblebee
Pretty hilarious. Stiles having a panic attack, Derek calming him down with kisses and then more. I like Lydia at the end.

bittersweet between my teeth by melfice
Stiles/Derek [intoxicated!fic] [ust] [hotness]
Drugged!Stiles wanting and UST and lots of heat.

WIP by zooeyrye (scroll down for first part)

He doesn’t really want to analyse what the huge teeth marks on his chest mean, either. Knowing that they’ve given he and his dad an extra layer of protection is more than enough for Stiles, and he knows that if he psychoanalyses it further than that, he’s not going to like the unknown territory of Dangerville, which is adjacent to Werewolfville and parallel to Scarytown,

[epic] [magical!bond!fic] [au]
Stiles takes Derek's mark for protection, things progress from there. More serious than most Derek/Stiles usually is. The bond doesn't magically make everything all right. They haven't secretly been lusting after each other for ever. It's a bit of a reversal fic, the bond comes first and the relationship second, it's slow and painful and epic. It all feels very well world-built. Very solid despite branching off into AU territory. I like the darker tone, everyone a bit more ambiguous and complex. The Stiles pov is perfect, tense but still with the edge of Stiles-craziness.

unspoken by sori
Lovely oblivious Stiles and broody monosyllabic Derek. Stiles goes away to college, Derek keeps on turning up.

this is halloween by swingset13
Nightmare before Christmas [crossover-fusion]
Very sweet and I love all the baking.


VIDS

suddenly I see by purplefringe
Firefly
Kaylee/Inara [yummy happy]
I was grinning within moments. I LOVE THIS SHOW. And I love them, I love how easy their relationship is. I just love how much smiling footage there is of these two. Also I very much like the Inara=strawberry and Kaylee's O face. Perfect.

dragula by thedothatgirl
Underworld
Vampires! Werewolves! Guns! Violence! Black leather! ACTIONACTIONMOREACTION! Also a little bit of sex, but mostly ACTION! This is what vampire movies should be about. Screw Twilight.

pack by wistfulfever
Teen Wolf
Derek/Stiles, Jackson/Stiles (Jackson centric)
This show is pure sex. Jackson, his strange fascination with Stiles, Derek, his strange fascination with Stiles... CONNECTED??? Or, just. Watch and enjoy the pretty. (And that awesome music break. YUM)

no one's gonna take me alive by signed_aislynn
I am Number Four
Number Six
Because she was the only good thing in that movie. Or in other words -- Number Six pwns everyone. The end.

El tango de Roxanne by MSQu7
Loki
Loki/Sif, Thor/Sif
Found via [livejournal.com profile] ageless_aislynn's rec. Not a love triangle I'd have thought of, and Loki/Sif isn't a pairing I see easily, but this vid is very persuasive and I'm very impressed by the editing of the show audio. Shame the footage is so dark.

working for a living by thingswithwings
Hustle/Leverage [crossover]
Fun and awesome, I love these shows. All the dressing up and messing around and the MONEY. Very fun and bouncy and awesome.
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this scar is named john mcclane by basingstoke
(part 1 and part 3 are my favourites)
Die Hard
Zeus/John
IDEK. This is hilarious I think I died. And Zeus' voice is spot on, it's great.

hellfire by norgbelulah
Justified
Raylan, Boyd [intoxicated!fic] [friendship]
This is amazing, I love the backstory. Boyd is brilliant, perfectly IC. I love his insight into their relationship.

redeemed and summoned by name by on_any_ledge
Justified
Raylan/Boyd [intoxicated!fic] [hotness]
So hot.

I Read on a Hillside Gravestone: The Sweetest Thing You Ever Heard by norgbelulah
Justified
Boyd (/) Raylan
I love this, it's understated, but there's a lot of emotion running through it. Really great Boyd.

our bones are broken still by firefly_crush
TVD
Katherine/Klaus/Elijah
Really gorgeous. I love the dynamics of the relationship, but most especially the way there's a brilliant character study of Katerina/Katherine running through it all.

shelter by passe_simple
Jesse/Andrew RPF Shelter![AU]
MOST GOERGOUS ADORABLE FIC EVER, the emotional tied up in knots that Jesse does, the neuroses and the stress, and Edaurdo's utter adorableness and the hot sex. UNF. I really love the characterisation, everyone's got flaws, everyone fucks things up in their own little ways, it's so gorgeous and human

upon the heath by ohnvm
TSN
Mark/Eduardo [intense]
Definite emotional kick here. Leaves you feeling all fluttery and breathless.

buyer's remorse by silviakundera
TSN
Sean, Eduardo/Mark
Sean's characterisation is just awesome, self centred and crazy and basically adorable. Love the outsider pov on Eduardo and Mark

the oldest game by anon
Sherlock
Mycroft/Lestrade [hooker!au] [dubcon]
My rec is this: me doing the mycroft/lestdrade dance, me doing the hooker!fic dance Me doing the dubcon, secret identity dance. Me doing the all my kinks are getting hit dance. This fic caused a lot of dancing, is what I'm saying.

learn to wear each other well by sinuous curve.
Sherlock
Mycroft/Lestrade [pitch perfect]
Hot, sexy, yummy tense build to the ship. Great characterisation, Mycroft, being all intelligent and awesome, but still akward with the whole other-people thing. Best of all though, is the prose, word choice is gorgeous and rich, but never enough to lose you in description. Perfect balance.

call me by his name by sinouous_curve
XMFC
Erik/Charles [emotional kick]
Hot and delicate and lots of gorgeous twisty emotional drama. I love the way Charle's POV is brought to life. The angst and pain of the injury, the repercussions, the blame, is put centre stage in a way that's very honest and real. They're gorgeous and so crushingly tragic.

enjoying an indifferent domescity by sinuous_curve
XMFC
Charles/Erik
Crazy hot. Love the look into Charles' psyche. The hold s_c has on the characters is phenomenal, all that thinkiness and super hot sex as well? Wowza.

ready for the deepest by iphignia939
XMFC
Irene/Raven [au]
This is gorgeous. I'd recomend reading the other Irene AUs [livejournal.com profile] iphignia939's written, to get an idea of the character, but it porbably works as a standalone/with comic book knowledge. I really like her outsider's perspective on Erik. And I like the thinkiness on what it would be like to be precognitive.

just a face on a train bykatheryne
Spiderman
Gen, [outsider pov]
kinda adorable. And hey, ffnet, good can come from the pit of despair, whoda thunk? I was all teary eyed by the end. TOO ADORABLE. I WANT TO WATCH SPIDERMAN ALL OVER AGAIN.

one sister have I in our house by astro_knight
Discworld
Esme Weatherwax
Yes to this forever. wonderful character study, Lily and Esme and who she is. Love it.

tomorrow belongs to me by valtyr
Captain America
Steve/Tony [epic]
Epic and wonderful. Just go read it


Thor

Everything by astolat, LOTS OF YUMMY DUB CON. ALSO, WIN.

my body is a cage by walks by herself
Loki/Thor [au]
I like how Loki is a lot more stable in this. The lack of lies in his upbringing, knowing his place, still him, still clever and tricky and angsty but not so fucked up and bitter.

shatter by Aria
Loki/Thor
Been recced all over and with good cause, it's a gorgeous Loki POV character study. I like the gen beginning the ship is good, but it's all about Loki really.

stitch by illwynd
Loki/Steve
AW, Steve is so damn epic. I like the treatment of the stitches. Very painfully real.

can't go back the same way you came by pellucere Loki gen [pulling on the heartstrings]
Lovely character study, is effectively what Avengers could be had Loki chosen humility not pride. I WISH THIS WAS CANON. Nice slow build, Loki is coming from a very cold, broken and sad place.

telephone by anon
Loki, Cap, Thor [adorkable]
I'm a sucker for Loki/Cap in any incarnation. But this is super good, great voices, lovely incomprehensible Loki. And a very yummy bewildered adorable Cap POV.

“I’m not even going to bother anymore,” he tells Clint, once he can properly move his jaw again. Clint looks at him and nods in something almost like sympathy.

“I’ve found that’s a good philosophy. You know, in general,” he agrees. “Now quit moving around while I set you on fire.”


sigyn (binding is not punishment) and ragnarok (release tips the balance) by Aria
Darcy/Loki [epic] [fuck yeah]
Darcy = Sigyn. Stop, just... bask in that for a moment. DARCY= SIGYN. If that doesn't make you die from the awesome I don't know what will. Also, it's got a bit of a Joker/Harlequin flavour and I love it.


ART

lokiscan from camilladilla
loki manip by kisago - this is how manips should be done.

Just go follow everything fornax draws. (Plus bonus genderswap Black Widow (is Paul Bettany)).

how to train your dragon by baruyon - AAWWWW
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what a million girls would kill for by woldy
DEVIL WEARS PRADA
Emily, Miranda, Emily/OFC
Gorgeous. Really nails Emily, all very sharp and bold, with a really strong sense of purpose.

what I wore to the revolution by femslash09
DEVIL WEARS PRADA
Emily/Andy
I love Emily's usual uptight-ness, and I like Andy's confidence here.

never leave a trace by sam_storyteller
WHITE COLLAR
Neal, (Peter/Neal/EL) [prison!fic]
I love the matter of fact darkness in this story, very Neil Gaiman type feel. Seamless integration into the AU.

spies like us by the hoyden
NARUTO
Hatake Kakashi/Umino Iruka [concealed!identity!fic]
Solid writing, works without any knowledge of canon. I love concealed identity fics, so this hits my kink.

by daybreak we'll be gone by storm_petrel
THE LOSERS
Ensemble, Cougar/Jensen [werewolf!fic]
AWESOME. Pack bonds, first impressions and misunderstandings. Very, very awesome.

Werewolves in Groznyy by james
THE LOSERS
Jensen POV Cougar/Jensen, [werewolf!fic]
I like the mention of the pack dynamic in terms of Cougar/Jensen and Clay being Alpha.

early returns by anon
INCEPTION [au]
Arthur/Eames
Newspaper!AU. Love the characterisation and the way the characters fit neatly into their new roles. Love Arthur's POV he's such a stress-pot. The writing has a nice, light, humorous touch.

the understood boundaries of self by guilderland
INCEPTION
Arthur/Eames, [d/s], [hotness], [intense]
the team takes on a job whose mark is into the BDSM lifestyle. they go under with Eames as Arthur's sub, because Arthur is, in real life, a dom. Eames going into sub-space was one of those things that stuck with me for ages after reading. I love the smoothness of this fic. The way it flows and the raw edges of the relationship that get sorted out. Love Eames POV as well, he's adorable in this. But mostly I love the fact that it's super fucking hot.

LEVERAGE

Bad Romance by jendavis
Eliot/Hardison [intoxicated!fic]
I need to watch Leverage one of these days. Lovely messy hot pwp, with some great tense, unsure in-their-headness

chocolate chile and cloves by betty
Hardison/Eliot, Hardison/Parker, Hardison/Eliot/Parker
I like this, I like the twist on handcuffs, hot but with an awareness of YKINMK/triggers. V clever.

the not your teaching tool job by BlackEyedGirl
Asexual!Parker/Hardison/Eliot [asexuality]
Very well done fic. Deals with everyone's reactions to Parker and the misconceptions they have.

sweet time by facetofcathy
Eliot/Hardison
Very sexy, I like the characterisation, Hardison all wound up at the beginning. I like that Eliot takes his time before sex, the very opposite of minimal prep.

the odd jobs series by betty and emeraldwoman
Hardison/Parker, Hardison/Parker/Eliot, [ust]
This series is EPIC. exactly the kind of UST and 'they make me want them through the crazy' that I love. Also a fun job thread running through it. I love how you have Eliot's feelings unfolding slowly, first realising there's something there, then realising it's for both of them, and not wanting to fuck up what they have then realising there might be a way they can all deal. OH OT3 you are win.

your head's a dead tomato splot with moldy purple spots, Mr. Grinch by Smercy
GEEK LOVE! This is adorable. Hardison introduces Parker and Eliot to the joy of Firefly. SO MUCH LOVE.

SHERLOCK

memorandum by calico
Lestrade/John, John/Sherlock, Lestrade/Sherlock [intense]
Seriously, UST and then hot sex and all this angsty lustful undertone. Fuck me.

the republic of heaven by blind_author's
Sherlock/John [crossover-fusion] with His Dark Materials. WIP
AWESOME OMG. Very long and plotty. But WIP, so going to be even longer! Great characterisation, seamless meshing, not just of the universes, but also of the book and show plots. Perfect characterisation as well. And sexy sexy hot sexiness.

When I look in the mirror I see double by etothepii
[interesting idea]
Mycroft (Anthea)/John
There should be more Mycroft and Anthea in all Sherlock fics ever. Great writing: sharp, well observed and realistic.

I'm also going to rec everything etothepii has done in Sherlock fandom, in particular the BDSM 'verse fics (You need someone, it's easy, everything), the werewolf fics and the HDM crossovers (previously recced).


Other people's recs:

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[community profile] fancake -- Themed recs, multifandom


VIDS

teardrop by thisismycalling
INCEPTION
Mal, ensemble. Constructed narrative pre-film. [au], [epic]
Perfect song choice. Epic and inexorable, amazing build. Very good meld of different sources, feels like a seamless narrative. Love the colour work. I love the emotional build, the laughter and smiles at the beginning and the way it all shatters until we're at film canon.

personal jesus by killabeez
TRUE BLOOD
Ensemble, [interesting idea]
Clever idea, works even better on the second watching. I'm always going to love anything that has Eric/Godric in, but, just very clever lyric/clip matching. Some lovely, 'oh yes, this is what True Blood is' moments. Some nice complex/ugly relationships in there with series three knowledge of Bill/Sookie, and with the whole Maryann part. In fact I love how you get this entirely different spin on each relationship, while they're all fundamentally the same, blood and power.

underground by lim
SHERLOCK
Oh clever. I love that I didn't get what the song was until about half way through and had a sudden OH RIGHT! moment. It is a perfect choice, the song itself, the cover. The editing is sharp. The layering of little hints and glances is awesome. I love the pacing, very quick and energetic.
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TSN
a submission to reason by thisissirius
Mark/Eduardo [d/s] [hotness]
Mark and Eduardo have this gorgeous D/s dynamic. Deals with Mark's gradual acceptance of the relationship as they go through the setting up of facebook. I love the dreamy blissed out-ness as Mark submits.

you think you've changed your mind by toestastegood
Mark/Eduardo [telepathy!fic]
Mark wakes up with the ability to hear Eduardo's thoughts. It would have been a lot more helpful when they were still talking to each other.
I love how matter of fact Mark is about his new power. In general I love Mark's POV, he's such an angsty, emotionally awkward little puppy. *scrunches*

they smash up in the sky by oflights
Mark/Eduardo [intense]
I adore Mark's characterisation in this. The way he's older and more mature, he's really grown up, but at the same time he's still Mark, still emotionally awkward, but just more aware of it now. there's a great tension to the whole fic, thanks to Mark's angsty POV, which is totally awesome. I usually dislike Eduardo being in the wrong, but it works very well here, this is a set up I can buy into. His reaction to Mark is neatly tied into his own hangups. For all his apparent open-ness, he does have these serious issues. But then, he's till Wardo, he's still utterly in love with Mar, and bouncy and adorable. "Eduardo’s eyes get wide, and then he’s beaming, the only person in the world who could respond to a sexual proposition like you’ve offered him a basket of kittens and rainbows and candy."

tongue tied and twisted
by restlesspuppy
TSN RPF
Jesse/Andrew
Adorable and gorgeous. Short. I'm not usually one for RPF but this is v sweet.


WHITE COLLAR
let it carry us somewhere unreachable by cold_feets
Neal and El
Absolutely gorgeous little tag to ep 1.10. I love stoned Neal, and I love the El POV here, caring and lovely.

the rehabilitated con con china_shop
Neal/Peter/Elizabeth
Love it, the UST, the pervasive sense of longing. I like the dynamics of the threesome: Neal getting in over his head, Peter wanting but being restrained by his ethics, Peter and El as a team, El being careful and in control of the situation. Definitely the most believable OT3 set up I've read.

SHERLOCK
ain't seen the sunshine and sequel snowflakes like dust in the sun by eleanor k
John/Lestrade [au]
Awesome AU with John as Sherlock and Mycroft's nanny. The first part is sort of a retelling of Hound of the Baskervilles. Love the characterisation of EVERYBODY. Deft and funny. Convincing AU. Also, Lestrade and John have in-universe blogs! Mixed media style awesome. except maybe I should call it meta awesome? viral marketing awesome except for fic? IDEK. Awesome.

In the land of the blind by entangled_now
Sherlock/John [apoca!fic]
Wonderful characterisation, great tense-but-dreamy atmosphere. Very clever plot.

through which I run by garryowen and talitha78 made a gorgeous vid to go with. There's also a yummy picspam at the end of the fic.
AMAZING GRACE
Pitt/Wilberforce
The style of writing takes a moment to get into, but once in it flows very nicely. I really like Wilberforce's POV, so much adoration and love.

in the kitchen with a killer by whomever
RED EYE
Jackson/Lisa [ust]
UST, danger, risk. Perfect little fic for the two of them

original slash recs @ my lj


META

on slash
"Slash was the only genre of literature I had ever found that followed the characters into bed and back out of it; that investigated and demonstrated how the people they were outside of bed were connected to the people they were in bed; that modeled how to be with someone in everyday life, go to bed with them, and then wake up next to them and continue everyday life with them."


VIDS

white blank page by lovestories
TSN Mark/Eduardo
Emotional and angsty, great build. Perfect lyric choice. Did they write the song for Mark/Eduardo?!

VidUKon write up @ my lj
Contains many vidrecs, as well as panel write ups (i.e., meta on vidding)
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HP
the hero of her own story by igrockspock
[character study]
Great portrait of Narcissa after Voldemort's fall, scrambling to save her family without losing face.

in loco parentis by dolores_crane
Hermione/Harry, Harry/Snape, Tonks/Hestia (Hermione centric)
Absolutely amazing. Very detailed, well thought out look at the wizarding world, muggle/wizarding tensions, the reality of living in a claustraphobic little boarding school within a claustraphobic little society. And the balancing act Hermione has to play between conflicting interests: being part of the war, school life, growing up, the changing dynamics between the trio, dealing with her family and just generally her place in the world.

TSN
M.A.D mutually assured destruction by antistar_e
Mark/Eduardo, serial killers [au] [creepifying]
Very creepy, very skin-crawling in places, particularly Alice's murder scene. But it still has that sort of heartbreaking-ness of the movie.

sweet on you by moogle62
Mark/Eduardo [au] [yummy happy] [ust]
Bakery AU. The most adorable yummy romantical thing ever. OMG. Sweet like chocolate.

doors always open by blackeyedgirl
Mark, Eduardo, Chris, Dustin [yummy happy]
Grinning all the way through this. Just adorable.

to the beat of my automatic heart by addandsubtract
Mark/Eduardo Cyberpunk [au] [interesting idea]
Awesome worldbuilding, love the way the boys are recogniseable but at the same time well integrated into the au premise.

for cause by beyond_belief
Mark, Marylin, Eduardo [pulling on the heartstrings]
Ouch, that ending. This is like the anti-fix it fic. Very painful. I like the Marylin/Mark dynamic.

the devil if it suits you by beyond_belief
Tyler/Cameron, Divya [twin!cest] [intense]
Very intense, angsty. Really pulls out the empty, frustration line that the Winklevi and Divya had in the movie. I like the insights, through Tyler, into Cameron. And Tyler was an engaging narrator as well. There's something about the dynamic between those three that is weridly endearing despite all the angst, and the writer has really nailed that.

SGA
girls of st mary's by toft_froggy
Sheppard/McKay [genderswitch] [au]
Epic atlantis genderswap boarding school au, with lesbian separatist sequel.

JUSTIFIED
detente by merry_gentry
Raylan/Boyd
Starts shaky, but gets better. Writing out the accents mostly works well. In general the voices sound pretty true to the show. Bit too fluffy and happy to fit neatly into canon. But, well, getting Raylan and Boyd into bed together is always going to ask for some selective reading of their canon characters.

STXI
graduate vulcan for fun and profit
Ensemble, gen
“[Amanda Grayson is] in her late forties, a beautiful woman still. She lives with her husband, the ambassador to Earth, on Vulcan. She has multiple PhDs -- one in education, one in computer programming, and a third in xenolinguistics -- and did major work on the Universal Translator. Also, somewhat bizarrely, she's a contributing consultant and sometimes guest star on Starship Sesame Street. Jim squints at the picture. Yes, that is Miss Amanda, who appeared to talk about how we all need talk to each other, no matter how we do it, on Starship Sesame Street when he was growing up. Jim may or may not have wished that Miss Amanda was his mommy, or at least his auntie, or possibly to marry her, when he was five. God.”

HAHA yes. This is just lovely. I enjoy fics that deal with Tarsus, and the way it shaped Jim. And I absolutely adore these extended family network style fics. Love the idea of the Kelvin crew 'adopting' Jim. (Um, excerpt may be misleaeding, Amanda is not main charac, I just thought it was funny. It's actually Vulcan OC and Jim POV).

LOTS
within my heart there is another heart by scurvyknavery
Cara/Kahlan [kid!fic]
Very adorable. The Kahlan Pov works, but I especially like the view of Cara we get, she's very much herself. I can see her face, all trying to be impassive, but letting a smile slip through despite herself.

CROSSOVERS
as you wish by kisforkurama
Mark/Eduardo [crossover-fusion] with the Princess Bride [mixed media]
EPIC. JUST EPIC. Mixed media. Hilarious and gorgeous. Love some of those screencap choices.

an ever fixed mark by imperfectcircle
Merlin/Ursula le Guin
Merlin/Arthur/Morgana/Gwen [crossover-fusion] [interesting idea]
So utterly full of squee and happiness. Knowledge of Ursula le Guin not necessary.
"Right," Arthur said approvingly. "Good."
"Right," Morgana mimicked. "Good."
"So," Gwen said, loud enough for all of them to hear. "What are we going to do about it?"
"We already got married," Morgana said, "so that's out."


paper chase by sam_storyteller
Sherlock/White Collar
Very well executed. One of those seamless crossovers that just works Love the characterisation. Sherlock and Neal are fantastic.


VIDS

STXI
we go together by such_heights
Ensemble [yummy happy]
AW This is adorable. And fun. And sticks in your head. AND IT'S FROM GREASE. GUYS. EPIC WIN.

V
truth is in the dirt by charmax
I don't even watch V, but this was totally awesome. Neatly playing the two women against eachother, quality vidding in terms of technique, clip choice etc. A vid this good, familiarity with the source isn't necessary, the vid tells all.

LOTS
if I had you by dualbunny.
Richard/Rahl [fuck yeah] [ust] [powerless!kink]
This is my latest 'rewatch to death' vid. It keeps making me grin. The opening section, muscles, “working my strut.” Love the editing at about 1.00-1.05. And more grins at “girls in stripper heels.” All that writhing naked in the underworld, mmmmm. 2.38 onwards with Rahl in that hooded cloak, closeness, Rahl's O face, apple, almost kiss. Death by slash, basically. And then ending with the boxes of Orden and hitting my powerless!kink dead on, twice over. With the last time being the bad guy winning? Seriously. This vid UNDOES ME.

Cara & Kahlan kick ass and take names by theagonyofblank
Cara/Kahlan [fuck yeah]
Makes me smile. That was basically the reason I started watching the show; femslash + fighting.

come out and play with me by oltha_heri
Cara/Kahlan [yummy happy]
Very happy/bouncy.

JUSTIFIED
just south of heaven by lot45mondayeyes
Weird, creepy feeling to this. I quite like it, makes the show seem more ominous than it is, nice use of intro and promo footage. Unfortunately the 'story' of the vid isn't cohesive enough, later section feels like random clips put together, but I do like the tone in the first part, so, semi rec?

ART

The fuckyeah phenomenon [hotness]:
sherlock (BBC)
TSN
prison break
inception
justified
real men wear suits (not really fandom-related, but pretty!)

and, very useful, searchable database thingy: is it a fuck yeah?
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MERLIN

truth is a whisper by seperis
Merlin/Arthur
I love Merlin being in control in the bedroom. Really, really love it. It's so refreshing to get this dynamic. Very very hot and I love the possessiveness.

priveliges of rank by seperis
Merlin/Arthur [intoxicated!fic]
I love having the POV character unaware of what's going on with everyone else. The reader can see Arthur's piecing something together, but it doesn't all come together until the end. Drunk!Merlin is adorable.

arcane asylum by new_kate
Merlin/Arthur [au] [epic] [longfic]
AU where Arthur is framed for a magical crime and sent to the magical version of SONA. Merlin makes him his bitch in a very affable and awkward, Merlin sort of way. There's revolution and magic and lots of angst and drama. I love that it's all complex and difficult. People who hate Uther and people who want revenge, terrorist vs freedom fighter type thing. Brilliant tying of the canon myths/plots and characters into the AU setting. Merlin's backstory in particular, is utterly gorgeous and heartbreaking.

Merlin/Arthur [reveal!fic]

to be known by sometimesophie
[pulling on the heartstrings]
The one where Merlin vomits up his magic. Good and angsty. I like this kind of reveal, the one that starts with a sword at the throat. The whole vomiting up/losing magic thing, is just. Really painful. Poor Merlin.

denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance by mellacita
The one with dead Balinor. Yummy angsty reveal!fic.

the tale of the sea serpent by seperis
The one with the sea serpent. First part, with all the chronology jumping, is worth reading twice. I like Arthur's POV a lot. He's all earnest and trying so hard and so very in love. And I love the idea of Arthur as King of the magical creatures as well.

revelation by lamardeuse
The one where Arthur has a beard. Very sweet and adorable. Love the so very in-love Merlin POV in this one.

the definition of a life saved by shinetheway
The one where Merlin hits his head. I like the trippy/dreamy/painful atmosphere with Merlin still recovering from his injury.

BATMAN

divergence by ragdoll987
Bruce/Jim [dark] [ust] [hotness] [au]
Deliciously dark Batman AU. Very very very very hot. Unfortunately abandoned, but it gives you some resolution. Love the darker!Gotham world building. Like the idea with little Jimmy and the similarities Bruce sees in him. Love Jim, earnest, adorable Jim. The page style is eye-killing. Enlarge the text.

BTVS

Xander's best effort by fydyan
Oz/Xander
Kinda gorgous

THE O.C.

the difference between breaking the bank and just breaking even and sequel by wearemany
Seth/Ryan [hooker!au]
Really adorable Seth characterisation. So, so, so fucking hot. omg.

SPN

centuries of stony sleep were vexed to nightmare by britomart_is and sequel
Sam/Dean, Dean/OFC, Sam/OFC, Sam/Dean/OFC [hotness]
The Antichrist needs an heir. Post/during apocalyptic world. Sort of ambiguously dark!Sam. Awesome OFC, love the outsider POV.

instruction by britomart_is
Sam/Dean [d/s] [hotness]
Fuck, fuck. That's just. Absurdly hot.

me and the devil blues and sequel by britomart_is
Sam/Dean [epic] [interesting idea]
Totally epic. Awesome idea. Great writing as usual, very intense.

the air moves in to fill the spaces where my body's been and sequel by britomart_is
Sam/Dean [ust] [hotness]
My God. The UST in this is unbelievable. I prefer the first one, mainly because I like reading UST over actual sex.

Sam thumbs the drop of cherry from his cheek, sucks it into his mouth and groans appreciatively. “That’s good, Dean.”

Dean knows perfectly well that Sam hates cherry flavor, and any minute now they’re going to drift into oncoming traffic and die in a blaze of steel and flame and unresolved sexual tension, because Dean’s looking at Sam, not the road.


looks on tempests
Sam/Dean [future!fic] [omfg cuteness]
Oh this is absolutely adorable. I like future fic/characters growing old, but seriously fic at this level of adorableness is a rare thing.

the king of imperfection takes back the prince of mistakes
Sam/Dean
Aw team fuckup. I'm head-canoning this into a couple of years before Looks on Tempests

my soul look back and wonder
Sam/Dean [yummy happy]
Oh yes, very very much yes. It's the perfect wonderful happy ever after, 'true love solves all' sort of way you want it to end.
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PRISON BREAK

I've been half asleep by cerebel
Michael/Mahone [hotness] [intense]
Gorgeous and sparking hot. Got that shivery intensity this pairing has.

The Second (And Last) Love Song of Alexander Mahone by cerebel
Michael/Mahone
Love the Mahone POV. He's so awesome.

form, not meaning by out_there
Michael/Mahone
Nice and long. Love the in-their-headsness. I like how Mahone is the one with the upper hand here. Very hot, very intense.

How to sin successfully by out_there
Michael/Sara/Mahone [future fic]
I love thinky threesomes, where the needs and desires of each character is considered, it's not just -- jump into bed together. That's not to say it doesn't end in sex ;)

remember you have chance and possibility by out_there
Michael/Mahone [au] [pulling on the heartstrings]
Awesome and heartbreaking. I love how this is, one the one hand, totally AU, but at the same time, it still works really well. I can totally buy into these characters. pre-Fox River Michael could have been this person. And Mahone without his skeletons would have been this. Then comes the second part and the tension rackets up. OH BOYS.

similar creatures and impossible things
Michael/Mahone [au] [epic] [longfic] [hooker!au]
Totally awesome hooker!au. Great characterisation. I love living in Alex's headspace. Love the way he almost ends up screwing things up for himself. The way he overthinks and can't find the words. Love Michael's quietness and impenetrableness and the way they both read each other despite that.

find yourself smiling by out_there
Sara/Michael, Michael/Mahone
I love how this threesome just works. I haven't seen S4 yet, but this ship is totally going to be edited into my view of canon as much as I can. And scroll down to read isagel's comment and out_there's reply 'cos there's totally a love letter for the OT3 in there.

your new twin sized bed by out_there
Michael/Sara/Mahone or Sara/Michael, Michael/Mahone [future fic]
OH MY GOD. THIS. I love them together. Really. I like the way there's a sexual bond between Michael/Sara and Michael/Alex. But the love bond goes through all of them. I love the way all their insecurities and fears are brought up and dealt with, abandonment issues and self-hatred. And then the way that they all want each other to be happy more than anything. They're so adorable!

the ill-advised backpack by out_there
Michael/Mahone [au] [yummy happy]
This is just SO SWEET. It's adorable. I think I have a thing for PB AUs now. Or maybe just a thing for out_there's writing.

lightning strikes (not once, but twice) by alazysod
T-Bag/Michael [creepifying]
T-Bag just is damn creepy. And there's a very claustraphobic feel to this, with them both stuck in the motel room and stuck together on top of it.

run like a villain by alazysod
Michael/Mahone [shivery intense]
Really captures the intense/crazy Mahone has. Again the writing has that sharp, close feel to it. I like how Michael's such an enigma.

a good plan by flurblewig
Michael/Mahone [hotness] [tattoo!kink]
Basically pwp, Very, very hot. Some nice tattoo!kink in there as well. Not the sharpest in terms of characterisation.

five times fernando sucre pretended to have sex with michael scofield by thinswithwings
Sucre/Michael [hotness]
Very Season one, very, very hot. Love Sucre's POV. Characterisation is spot on.

prison break the short version, part two and part three by upon plains
Gen [pretty damn funny]
Crack recap style. This pretty much just killed me.
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TVD

steady as it goes by silviakundera
Caroline, Damon, Stefan [future fic]
I read this as a lot more hopeful than maybe other people did. This is the healthy threesome, as oppose to the Elena angstfest, and Katherine painfest. Caroline's got a great bounce-back-ability to her. That said there is an undertone of sadness at her leaving behind her human life. Unable to stop thinking about and remembering it, even while she tries to move on.

all the same to me by silviakundera
Damon/Elena/Stefan [pretty damn funny]
Stefan POV, as a sort of bemused narrator to the insanity that is Damon Salvatore. That is Damon Salvatore rail-roading him into an incest 'ship. That is Damon Salvatore rail-roading him into a threesome with Elena. That is Damon Salvatore running for Mayor at the same time. Brazilian stripper orgies would make more sense. Epic, wonderful crack.

much more complicated by iphignia939
Damon/Alaric [fuck yeah]
Hilarious Alaric POV. Love their violent/sexy/insane relationship. I like the outsider look on what Stefan is like as well.


SPN

dictionary for a dead language by britomart_is and Loki's vid for the fic.
Sam/Dean [epic] [pulling on the heartstrings] [long fic]
It's a big bang, got that lovely grand, epic feel to it. Very angsty painful. Really, take your heart apart and put it back together. I have a thing for characters growing old and dealing with that, settling into their bodies and recognising the differences. It's especially poignant for ex-hunter types as they have often lost more through injuries, and have more to lose, since they really used their bodies. So older!Dean here, is just wonderful.

a man with his insides out and his outsides off by brotomart_is
Dean/Sam [crying now] [timetravel]
Unf. Killed me, little bit. So heartbreaking and inevitable. Sam 'Moore' is one sad, broken, compelling guy. And poor Dean, all naive and trying to fix it and save everyone and so very Dean in doing all of that.

moths on the mirror by fleshflutter
Sam/Dean, Dean/OMC [non-con] [insanity]
Creepy, veeeery creepy. Good and confusing at first, with Dean all crazy and Sam not there.

heroes for ghosts
Sam, Dean [timetravel] [long fic]
Love the details of the 1800s, get to feel all of Dean's childish glee at being back there, being a gunslinger. Just very good atmosphere to the whole thing, feels very wild west. I love Zeke, love the whole demon/gate plot. Very tense, action-filled fic, there's just something damn cool about riding in on your horse, guns blazing. Big damn heroes. Lots of brilliant hurt in this. Old-timey medicine was harsh. I love the complexity of the brother's relationship as well, The moments we get inside Sam and Dean's heads.

strangers in gilead by corvus_imbrifer
Sam, Dean [timetravel] [long fic]
Yeah I was on a bit of a wild west/cowboy au kick. This ones just brilliant as well, nice ambiguity at the beginning and sustained by the awesome outsider POV. Love all the OCs. Again, loving all the details about how the boys dress. the whole into sequence is basically a love story to Dean's eyes and lips and body and everything. UNF.

coming clean by queenklu
Sam/Dean [hotness]
HOT this is fucking hot. Oh wow yeah.


The O.C.

a shadow across by sdlucly
Ryan/Seth [au] [long fic]
I think I recced this back when it was a WIP. but it's complete now. Wonderful AU. Great characterisation, lovely slow build up 'ship, Seth all adorable and persistent. Ryan all broken and afraid. Deals extensively with grief and loss (character death, not Ryan or Seth).

boy meets boy by mackerel sky
Seth/Ryan Ryan/Marissa [ust]
Totally overcame my gag reflex to the pit. Lots of lovely UST sparkiness. definitely good ;)

some days those maps collide by k
Ryan/Seth
established relationship, not normally my thing, but I like the details here. And jealous/petty Seth is kinda adorable. Some interesting things about being gay and coming out tied into it as well.

a bruised road by k
Ryan/Seth [pulling on the heartstrings]
God, I love Ryan's thought processes in this, the way he connects love and violence over and over. The way he's totally hurting and just flying blind, but keeps coming back to Seth as his anchor even though he doesn't quite realise it and can't quite trust it, a bit heartbreaking. Lots of Seth-funny in his rambling, particularly the over-45 thing.
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HP

reparations by saras_girl (or pdf download here, with sequel).
Harry/Draco [yummy happy] [ust]
Healer Potter is assigned to the rehab ward headed by one Mr Malfoy.
Simple enough set up, Harry and Draco moving from dislike to friendship to more, with a solid mystery plot thrown in. The stuff that makes is worth reading are the character details and the way St Mungo's is brought to life. Also lovely yummy UST. And there's a locked-in-a-cupboard scene. I adore cupboard scenes ;)


BUFFY

throwing shapes by Anna S
[hotness] [fuck yeah]
Xander/Spike
OH WOW, this is hot. Like, really, really hot. There's amnesia, and there's a lot of sex. and kissing , and blow-jobs in the car with the music on loud while the cops are chasing. It's extreme. Abrupt ending though. I then went on to read everything Anna S has written, they are all absurdly hot. (I like the Xander POV ones best though) And possibly I think they end abruptly because actually I don't want them to stop. Ever.

compass rose by tabaqui
Xander/Spike [hotness]
Slightly ooc characterisation, but very hot and fun.

credence by tabaqui
Xander/Spike [au] [dark] [hotness]
AU, very AU. IT HAS OZ. I LOVE OZ. Very dark, very fucked up, very hot. Lovely pack dynamics. The Xander/Spike is really really hot. It's slow, teasing sex, burning all the way through.

The Official "Willow's Ex-Boyfriends" Club, Membership 2 by kindkit
Oz/Xander [pitch perfect] [yummy happy]
Very very Oz 'feel', despite Xander POV. Mellow, somewhat stoned. Smooth slide into the relationship


SPN

the common fate of all
Sam/Dean [pitch perfect]
Gorgeous fic, great atmosphere, utterly grey and depressing. Very Wristcutters feel to the hell.

a priori by memphis86
Sam/Dean [emotional kick] [pulling on the heartstrings], [amnesia fic]
Amnesiac!Sam. Great build up, brilliant back-story. Lovely treatment of Sam's amnesia, the way it feels realistic and difficult. Leaves you feel wrung out and slightly *ded*.
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I've introduced a bunch of new tags to try and make searching for fics easier. Not sure how well they'll work, but I'll give them a trail period and see. They're for themes, kinks, something about a character or plot, anything really, it's just meant to be a helpful way of grouping recs.

I'm also going to try and do shorter, more regular rec posts from now on.


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