topaz119: (cartoon!me)
::waves::

It's been a couple of weeks but then last night I fell into a Felicity/Oliver-shaped hole and came to share with y'all and, lo! There were comments! and it was fun!

So. Posting would be good. And hey, I have SO.MANY. things bookmarked to share. Clearly, trying to do them all in one big swoop (or even monthly) isn't happening so my brain finally woke up and ingested enough Diet Coke to produce the thought that I should just throw a couple of them out each day. (You probably don't want to know how much Diet Coke that took, but those who have shared a hotel room with me over the years can attest to my ability to down oceans of the stuff and let's just say it has been a long, long month of paper-cut type aggravations.)

Thus: Happy-making Thing(s) of the Day (mostly fic, natch, but there are Lots Of Things starred and tagged and bookmarked across my internet-ready devices.)

Also, starting off today with the A-Z meme behind the cut )

Daily Happy-Maker
One from the oldest part of my list & one from the most recent:

The Adventure of the Tattoed Fighter by [archiveofourown.org profile] ariadnes_string, Sherlock Holmes / Hawaii Five-0, Holmes/Watson, ~10,800 words, PG-13 === Super-fun fusion where Holmes and Watson come to the aid of a mysterious stranger and end up with his loud, fast-talking partner, too. Danny Williams translates to Victorian London much more smoothly than you'd expect. :D

Con Limon Y Sal by [archiveofourown.org profile] Lacinia, Avengers, Bruce Banner/Natasha Romanoff, ~12,000, Mature === Really excellent Bruce and Natasha (and Clint) in the year after the movie, doing what it takes to keep going and finding unexpected relationships along the way. Tiny bit AU for the movie at the beginning, but nothing major.

meme time

Apr. 21st, 2013 03:44 pm
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From perusing the flist/circle, I gather that it is once again time for the Top Ten On AO3 meme, with optional kudo listing.

Top 10 by hits )

Top 10 by kudos )

So, drawing conclusions... I don't know? (You're shocked, I'm sure.) There's a mix of het, slash, and gen-ish romance in there, as well as a mix of fandoms. There are a couple of "big" pairings (McDanno, J2, Wincest) but the rest are a pretty varied set, so I'm guessing people are good with my love of picking out an odd couple and going for it (she says as she gets back to the Bruce/Clint that's languishing in g-docs...)
topaz119: (it's the great pumpkin)
...or close enough to have cleared out my inbox to call it good and give it a month or so to fill back up (and to give me a chance to fb the SPN/J2 BB writers.) I knew I had a lot, but I didn't really think I'd let it get quite this bad!

fic and vids from the Avengers, The Mummy, Bourne Legacy, The Unusuals, The Losers, Star Trek, Game of Thrones, and Hawaii Five-0 )
topaz119: (books!)
I think I'm turning this into Rec!Week! These have been piling up all summer and fall; this is the first of three or four posts. I'm working from the oldest ones I had marked, but maybe there are a few you might have missed? I think I managed to leave comments/kudos on everything, but if I didn't, thank you! I loved reading these!

15 Avengers + 1 Hawaii Five-0 in this set )
topaz119: (hearts)
I have more (all my old Iron Man links that I never wrote up), but I've been coding this for days, and I'm tired of it. I hope you find something you enjoy, even if it's just something you can re-read, and I seriously doubt I managed actual fb or kudos on everything, so I'll issue a blanket Thank you; I loved it to all the writers, artists, and vidders. *mwhah* Your creativity makes my life a happier place.

Hawaii Five-0, Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, Avengers, X-Men, Supernatural, Sherlock, CWrps, popslash, American Idol, and White Nights )
topaz119: (hearts)
I sort of stopped keeping track of things that I'd read and loved somewhere in May (right around the time I realized I had maybe half of what I needed for Big Bang and OMGFIRSTWEEKPOSTINGDATE) so these aren't particularly new, but I thought I'd pass them along regardless. I really have been reading SPN/J2 Big Bangs, but I think those are going into a separate post (mostly because I need to backtrack and leave comments on stuff, especially the ones I've downloaded for my Reader.) And speaking of fb, I sincerely hope I left some on all of these, in some form or fashion, but if I didn't please know that I really did love your work, life just dragged me off in the other direction.

All The World Is Waiting For The Sun by [livejournal.com profile] leashy_bebes, Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Danny, PG-13, ~6500 words === ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Danny & Grace riding out a tropical storm with advice from Kono and Chin, and Steve coming to check on them. The very best sort of banter and warm-fuzzies, the kind you want to just wrap around you and cuddle (of which there is a bit in the story. Just the right amount.) I mentioned this on lj a while back, but thought I'd include it here, too.

Tiger Soup, by [archiveofourown.org profile] auburn, Hawaii Five-0, gen, R, ~37,500 words === Family (blood and otherwise), what it means to be a cop (the good and the bad), a case fic with lots and lots of shades of gray, all wrapped up in an awesome Kono-voice. AU for the end of S1 now (for the last few eps -- my brain is a little unclear of what happened when at this point, and if I start digging around I'll never get these posted, but you'll be able to follow it just fine) but don't let that stop you, because it still could be how everything plays out with Wo Fat once we sort out the mess from the actual season finale.

The Game Has Changed, by [livejournal.com profile] zap99nad, Hawaii Five-0, vid === Spoilers through the end of the season (and how) as Danny starts trying to figure things out. The music is from Tron, and it's a perfect, driving background to Danny's stream of consciousness. I think I watched it 3 times before I could think of something coherent to say in my comment.

You Make Me Happy (When Skies are Grey), by [livejournal.com profile] ecarian, Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Danny/Catherine, NC-17, ~5200 words === It's raining; Five-0 is kind of in the doghouse, so they can't go to work; and Catherine has a 3-day pass. What to do, what to do...

Just Temporary, Ma'am, by [personal profile] sutlers, Thor, Darcy/Clint (Hawkeye), R, 4700 words === Darcy is Jane's political science major of an assistant; Clint is Hawkeye (Coulson's "eyes in the sky" when Thor is breaking into try to get to Mjolnir). No, they don't have a single scene together, but trust me, it doesn't matter at all here--they're still snarky and funny and sexy. This doesn't limit itself to only Thor; it pulls in more of the Avengers, which is a big plus for me, because a little Stark Industries craziness is always going to make my day.

I Get By With A Little Help, by [personal profile] frostfire, Star Trek XI, Kirk/McCoy, NC-17, ~2500 words === Kirk is trying to tell Starfleet what happened with the Narada but he's flying so high on adrenaline and victory he can barely think. So, naturally, he turns to his personal physician for a little help. Kink bingo fill for public sex. 'Nuff said.

Call Me By His Name, by [livejournal.com profile] sinuous_curve, X-Men: First Class, Charles/Erik, NC-17, ~2700 words === A year after that day on the beach, Charles wakes up to silence next to him. This is very definitely Charles and Erik, so the connection and the sense of wanting and needing is palpable, but so is the loss and grief and heartache.
topaz119: (hearts)
So far, it's not a complete disaster, so I guess I'll take it. One day at a time, for sure.

I know I have more than this, but if I don't post these, I'll lose them again:

curving like the ocean toward you, by [livejournal.com profile] gyzym, Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Danny, NC-17, ~20,500 words === Steve, Danny, John's house. I keep seeing people talk about how Steve never really deals with John's death on the show, and while I subscribe to the theory that hanging people off of a roof, and threatening others with deportation *is* how Steve is dealing with it, this is another take on him dealing, and one that I could also subscribe to. There's also a short sequel, weight of days lost holding you down.

The Break-Even Point, by [livejournal.com profile] faye_dartmouth, Hawaii Five-0/Ocean's 11, Adult, long === Pre-series H50, O11/O12/O13. How Turk Malloy became Danny Williams, with a sequel addressing the missing $10 million from the vault. It'll probably help if you've seen the Ocean's movies, but if you have, this is awesome fun, with a solid foundation and great characterization under it all.

All The Girls Out On The Stoop, by [personal profile] mirabella, Hawaii Five-0/HP fusion, Steve/Danny, NC-17, ~13,000 words === Danny is a Veela. No, seriously. (And I can't believe I haven't mentioned this one yet, but apparently I was asleep at the wheel or something.)

As The Night Caves In, by [archiveofourown.org profile] zarah5, Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Danny, minor Chin/Kono, Adult, ~19,000 words === Nightmares, prescription drug smuggling, stakeouts, and kidnappings. These are the stuff that relationships are built on, at least in the Five-0 world, right? Right.

Ho'omaka'ana, by [personal profile] kassHawaii Five-0, Steve/Danny, NC-17, ~2500 words === A little sexy, a little schmoopy, a little bit of pining, a little bit of banter. What could be better?

If You Die, I'll Kill You, by [livejournal.com profile] tailoredshirt, Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Danny, PG-13, ~5,000 words === So there's this thing called the Death Race (no, really, it exists.) Raise your hand if you're not surprised Steve wants to do it. Raise your other hand if you can predict Danny's less than enthusiastic response. :D

There's A First Time For Everything, by [livejournal.com profile] kate_lear, Sherlock, Sherlock/John, NC-17, ~21,000 words === Most of the time, I think I'm firmly in the 'Sherlock is asexual' camp (RDJ's Holmes aside, because, yeah, no) but this makes a sexual and romantic relationship between Sherlock and John work and I don't think I once thought it was even the slightest bit out of character. Also, 21K words and I read it on my phone, in the car, with the usual chaos from the House of Boys on a roadtrip in the background. It was a fabulous distraction.

Got A Mortgage On My Body, by [livejournal.com profile] cards_slash, Supernatural, Sam/Dean, NC-17, ~ 4100 words === For a trope that's been written a million times in SPN (bondage, rough sex), this is very fresh and vivid. Very Sam, very Dean, with well-done Sam POV that never slips but also gives a crystal clear picture of Dean, too. Plus, it's hotter than hell (pun intended.)

With Open Eyes, by [livejournal.com profile] madame_meretrix, CWrps, Jeff/Jensen, NC-17, ~ 5000 words === This is that most rare of breeds, a Jeff/Jensen where there really aren't any power issues. Don't get me wrong, I'm generally okay with the norm (clearly--how often do I write it myself, at least a minor level of it) but this is a really sexy Jensen and a kindof quiet, caretaking Jeff and it's very very nice. And hot.

At First Sight, by [livejournal.com profile] cleflink, CWrps, Jared/Jensen, PG, ~ 8000 words === Sometimes you just need a fairy tale where the prince wears a blindfold because his fairy godmother blessed him with the gift of love at first sight, and the stableboy is hopelessly in love with him already, especially when the prince is kind of snarky and the stableboy is really, really hopelessly in love. This is one of those ones that you draw hearts around for a year and a day.
topaz119: (hearts)
My list of things that made me happy is growing violently out of control; this is the first part, from my super-awesome, super-talented flist. I'm going to take it as given that I'll have forgotten to comment at least once even with people I know, so please take this as a blanket "thank you; I really enjoyed it!"

Aloha, Dr Watson, by [livejournal.com profile] ariadnes_string, Hawaii Five-0/Sherlock, pre-series gen, Steve, John, PG, ~2300 words === I'm developing quite the thing for Martin Freeman's quietly competent John Watson. This is Steve and John in Afghanistan and it rings very true to both canons.

Fudge You, by [livejournal.com profile] deirdre_c, Supernatural, Adult NSFW, vid (the full-uncut Cee Lo song) === Dean is less than impressed with the whole concept of Sam/Castiel, which actually is pretty amusing.

This Town's Religion, by [livejournal.com profile] destina, Top Gun, PG, vid === We've covered my Navy flyboy issues around here pretty thoroughly, but [livejournal.com profile] destina does them one better in this vid by filtering the movie through Charlie. I got a little incoherent and babbled at her, and I still don't have much sensible to say about it. Let's just leave it that it struck me on a LOT ("") of different levels.

Leeward, by [livejournal.com profile] dotfic, Hawaii Five-0, pre-series gen, PG, 1000 words === This is Chin and Kono, growing up, and it says so much in just a thousand words.

hum a few bars, we'll remember the tune, by [livejournal.com profile] killabeez, Supernatural, gen, PG, ~1500 words === [livejournal.com profile] silverbullets has only been going for about a week, but I'm not sure how I got through without a near-daily dose of unapologetic shmoop. This one is Sam and Dean, in that special Winchester way where it doesn't matter if it's Wincest or not because they're so entwined regardless.

Raindrops, by [livejournal.com profile] lilly_the_kid, Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Danny, PG, vid === One of the things that makes me happy about H5-0 is that they have these small, quiet moments that they sprinkle in between the chases and the explosions and the stunts and the yelling. They're telling in what they don't say but show, and this vid captures a lot of them (including possibly my favorite of those quiet moments.)

This Year's Wars, by [livejournal.com profile] luzdeestrellas, Supernatural, Sam/Dean, PG, ~1200 words === Another one from [livejournal.com profile] silverbullets, this one is another way that we (all of us, including Dean) are so freaking happy Sam is Sam again.

The Suspension, by [livejournal.com profile] tjournal, Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Danny, PG, ~5000 words === You know it's going to happen sooner or later--"full means and immunity" can only cover so much collateral damage and there's no way our Steve isn't going to blow through those limits. And, of course, Danny's going to be the one to deal with the fallout, even if he is making Steve pay for dinner. WiP but noting it here so I don't lose track of it.

Faster, faster, faster..., by [livejournal.com profile] withdiamonds, Hawaii Five-0, Chin/Danny, PG-13, 1000 words === Danny is surrounded by adrenaline junkies, and that includes one Chin Ho Kelly and his motorcycle. Certain portions of Danny's anatomy are completely on-board with that. Very funny, very Danny, very Five-0.

Also, [livejournal.com profile] powrhug has assorted drabbles (the exactly 100 word kind) and some longer fic with various pairings in H5-0 indexed here. God knows I love me some Steve/Danny but it's nice to have a different pairing occasionally.
topaz119: (hearts)
I know I'm forgetting things, but it's been a long week, complete with lay-offs and re-orgs (still employed! don't know exactly what I still own project-wise, but since I'm drowning, not waving, I'm hoping the news of things going to other teams don't turn out to be just vicious rumors) so I'm just throwing these out to the universe. I hope I managed to comment/kudo on everything, but if I missed somebody, thank you! I loved it!

Inked, by [archiveofourown.org profile] thehoyden, Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Danny, NC-17, ~5700 words === There's a serial killer out there, and he's going for people who have the name of their lover tattooed on them somewhere. Of course it's Danny who's leaning over his desk getting Steve's name (temporarily) inked on his ass, because that's just the way these things go. Of course. And of course, they're off to a gay resort to hunt down the killer. It goes about as well as you'd expect. :D So much fun.

Danny Williams and The Case of the Consulting Detective, by [livejournal.com profile] apetslife, Hawaii Five-0/Sherlock, Steve/Danny & John/Sherlock (about to the level of the show), Adult, ~9000 words === Another serial killer! (It's not a theme, I promise.) This time the investigation involves a consulting detective to the FBI on loan to Five-0. You know how excited Lestrade generally is with his consulting detective? Yeah, Danny's got him beat. I think you'll probably enjoy it even if you haven't watched Sherlock, but this is an excellent excuse to hunt down those DVDs as well.

Single Handed, Took Me Alive, by [personal profile] twentysomething, Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Danny, R-ish, ~3500 words === AU in which Det. Danni Williams follows her ex-husband to Hawaii to be near her daughter, Grace. Other than the pencil skirts and the heels, everything else is pretty much the same as what goes by on-screen every Monday night, which just makes this even more awesome. (More in the 'verse, here, read from the bottom up and have fun!)

Coffee Laced Intoxicating On Your Lips, by [livejournal.com profile] wickedtruth, Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Danny, Adult, ~1700 words === Porn Battle fill! With extra helpings of domesticity (pancakes!) amid the kitchen porn. What could be better?

Lonely People Do Stupid Things, by [archiveofourown.org profile] waketosleep, Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Danny, NC-17, ~14,000 words === Danny's going to New Jersey for Christmas and dragging Steve with him. Steve, who's never really had a big family holiday. *koff* Danny's in his element; Steve's maybe a tiny bit shell-shocked. Maybe. Just a bit. *g*

we believe in the sum of ourselves, by [livejournal.com profile] gyzym, Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Danny, Adult, ~4600 words === The end of 1.16 was crying out for codas; this fits the bill nicely. I really like why and how Danny loses control--as for where, well, of course it's in Steve's house.

and the bells were ringing out , by [archiveofourown.org profile] pathstotread, Castle, Castle/Beckett, PG, ~2800 words === Castle invites Beckett over for Christmas Eve. It's Castle, so there is laser tag involved, of course. Excellent character voices for everyone, including Martha and Alexis.
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Okay, these have been piling up for a while, plus [livejournal.com profile] hammerhead22 and [livejournal.com profile] shinycuba have been sucked into the sandy fun that is Hawaii Five-0 and need more things to read, so let's kill the proverbial 2 birds here.

Sometimes A Blue Macaw, by [livejournal.com profile] ariadnes_string, Hawaii Five-0, gen, PG-13, ~4700 words === Steve gets hit with a recurring bout of malaria; Danny takes care of him. It's as simple (and awesome) as that.

Put Your Mind At Ease, by [livejournal.com profile] eleanor_lavish, Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Danny, NC-17, ~5,900 words === I know I'm the last person in fandom to rec this, but that's because I'm slow, not because it's not fabulous. DADT went away, and it takes Steve a little while to catch up with all that that means. Awesome Steve, awesome Danny, awesome Catherine.

The Win-Win Scenario, by [livejournal.com profile] destina, Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Danny, PG, ~4,800 words === Steve's luck finally runs out, and while it's Danny's car that takes the hit, it's Danny that gets hit by an epiphany no matter that he doesn't actually believe in them.

How To Move In Silence, by [livejournal.com profile] portraitofafool, Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Danny, NC-17, ~4,300 words === Steve's luck finally runs out, but this time, it's Steve who takes the hit. For the H/C crowd, here, have a Lt. Commander/Special Warfare Operator who didn't get far enough away before the bomb blew, all gift-wrapped and tied up in a bow. He comes with a Danno to take care of him.

Both Sides of the Rainbow, by [livejournal.com profile] ariadnes_string, Hawaii Five-0, gen, PG, ~4,400 words === More H/C (good lord, what is coming over me?) Awesome team dynamic as they work to get a bad-ass but injured Kono (seriously, this is no damsel in distress) out of the rain forest before she bleeds out. That's a crappy summary for something that includes everybody sacrificing clothes to the no-bleeding-out effort (helllllooooo, nice visuals) and a perfect Wizard of Oz metaphor, but it's all I've got this morning.

Afterthought, by [livejournal.com profile] sheafrotherdon, Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Danny, Adult, ~1,800 words === Post 1.13 -- Danny drags Steve away from the pictures of the toolbox contents, and there is Scotch and yelling conversation and maybe a little bit of understanding reached.

Rockstar (H50 Remix), by [profile] eliandrialore, Hawaii Five-0, Team/Gen, vid === Badass team is badass, to a N.E.R.D soundtrack. Sometimes, that's exactly what you need. (hmmm, the video sites did something and DW is having embed issues; try here on 4Shared instead.)

High, High, Very High, by [archiveofourown.org profile] siria, Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Danny, Mature, ~21,000 words === You know you're in for an awesome ride when the first scene involves lunchtime bickering over loco moco (which is awesome stuff, btw, even if it does take you aback the first time somebody hands you a takeout box of it) and the gunfight at the OK Corral. I had to read this with my hand clapped over my mouth to keep my hysterical laughter from disturbing people who were, you know, working. I think the fact that I read 20K words ON MY PHONE speaks for itself. (No kidding, tfg for the Stanza app and AO3's ebook download feature.)


...and just to prove I actually am reading something other than crazy Hawaiian taskforce fic:

Fully Licensed, by [livejournal.com profile] atimi, CWrps, Jeff/Jensen, NC-17, ~5,100 words === The author's summary reads In which Jeff is James Bond, Jensen is his Bond girl guy, and there are sharks with lasers on their heads, and really, what else would I possibly need to say?

Mating Flight and the companion piece, Needlessly Complicated, by [livejournal.com profile] dragonspell, CWrps, Jared/Jensen, NC-17, ~15,000 words (total) === Jensen's a green rider. Jared's a bronze rider. Of course. Oh, come on, it's a Pern fusion/crossover. You know I'm helpless to resist, and even if the honorifics were making my eyes cross, the sex more than made up for it.

Walk With Me, by [archiveofourown.org profile] JoeLawson, The Losers, Cougar/Jensen, PG-13, 8,100 words === You know what SNAFU stands for, right? This one involves an op gone bad, a walk across the Afghanistan, and unexpectedly sweet Jensen/Cougar. Goodgood Jensen voice.

A Kept Boy, by [livejournal.com profile] poisontaster, CWrpf, Jeff/Jensen, NC-17, ~200,400 words === I can't imagine that you haven't heard of this story if you read CWrpf, which sort of renders this note moot, but my little list of things that have made me happy would not be complete without it. For two years (two years), seeing a new part pop up on my flist pretty much made my day. Yes, it has 88 parts, not counting the outtakes (which you should read, too.) Yes, it's a master/slave AU. Yes, it deals with extremely mature subject matter, things that occasionally left me breathless with how carelessly (and carefully) cruel humans can be to each other. Yes, I realize it's going to take you a week to read it. It's all worth it.
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I probably shouldn't even try this at this point in the evening, but it's the tradition to post yuletide recs before the reveal? I am unsure of the etiquette, and that's before we even start with the bottle of rose champagne in the ice bucket.

Some of these aren't yuletide, but let's not get too crazy and think I'm going to do two posts.

You Can't Carry It With You, by [archiveofourown.org profile] waldorph, Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Danny, prior Rachel/Danny, PG-13, ~4400 words === I don't know how I forgot this in my last batch of links, but this is stellar Rachel. Stellar.

Mr. Rosso Goes to Hawaii, by [archiveofourown.org profile] siria, Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Danny, NC-17, ~14,400 words === Danny goes undercover as a mid-level, Jersey mobster looking to break into the big-time. Steve goes along as his husband. No, really. ::dies:: This fandom, I swear.

Down The Shore Everythng's All Right, by [archiveofourown.org profile] anonymous, Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Danny, NC-17, ~3,400 words === Danny gets shot and Steve takes care of everything, except it takes Danny a little while to catch on. When he does, though, they settle things even better than I could have hoped.

(Just Like) Starting Over, by [archiveofourown.org profile] anonymous, Star Trek RPF, Chris/Zach, PG-13, ~6,500 words === Super banter, awesome group dynamics--what's not to love?

An Inside Look At A Main Line Society Apocalypse , by [archiveofourown.org profile] anonymous, The Philadelphia Story, Dex/Tracy, Mike/Liz (at the level of the movie), PG-13, ~3,700 words === Things get a little crazy at Dex and Tracy's wedding, even after the whole bit about the groom changing at the last minute. Again with the awesome banter and group dynamics.

Once Bitten, by [archiveofourown.org profile] anonymous, Castle, gen-ish (Castle/Beckett to the level of the show), PG-13, ~10,000 words === You know how Castle loves to spin the crazy explanation for the murders? Yeah, well, this time, maybe he's not wrong.

Observe and Detect, by [archiveofourown.org profile] anonymous, Castle, Ryan/Esposito, PG-13, ~3,200 words === Jenny gets a great job offer in California, and Ryan ends up moving in with Esposito. It's all downhill from there.

Living Undercover, by [archiveofourown.org profile] shrift, Castle, gen, PG-13, ~2000 words === Esposito thinks that maybe it's time. Spot-on voices.

Things We Think And Do Not Say, by [archiveofourown.org profile] anonymous, Friday Night Lights, gen, PG-13, ~1000 words === Jason has one last person waiting to see him. You know, I'm going to miss FNL so much when it ends.

The One Where Matt Farrell Is Most Certainly Not Sleeping With John McClane (not even a little), by [archiveofourown.org profile] anonymous, Live Free or Die Hard, Matt/John, NC-17, ~3,100 words === McClane is a badass, even when he's tied up, and Matt not only saves the day, but does it in style, so he gets to take the hot badass home. yay Matt!
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It cannot be Dec 20. Can. Not. Be. OMG. While I go into the full-blown pre-holiday frenzy, here, have some more H5-0 fic that has made me really happy over the last few weeks:

Take It From The Inside, by [livejournal.com profile] ariadnes_string, Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Danny, NC-17, ~3600 words === Coda for 1x09. Knife kink. Holy crap, this was hot. But you guys know I'm in this for the emotional connection, and I am so happy to tell you that this one nails it. Check the warnings if knife/blood/pain-play is an issue, but this is me, waving all kinds of happy-flags to tell you that it has way more depth (and sweetness and caring and love) than your basic run-of-the-mill kink-fic, so even if knives don't do it for you, Danny taking care of Steve just might.

When All of New York Misses You, by [livejournal.com profile] leupagus and [livejournal.com profile] sutlers, Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Danny, NC-17, ~15,500 words === Steve's logic in this one? Totally from Mars. So, y'know, completely in character. Long and satisfying team fic that I don't want to spoil, but everybody is so good: competent and stubborn and determined to fix the hole in their lives.

Signals, by [livejournal.com profile] destina, Hawaii Five-0, Steve/OMC (pre-series), NC-17, ~1700 words === One of my things about a lot of fic that's written in H5-0 is how it glosses over/ignores/doesn't have a clue what it means to be a SEAL. [livejournal.com profile] destina doesn't do that. (Not that this should come as a shock or anything.) This is a McGarrett with laser-focused intensity, one who lives his life balanced on a knife edge. This isn't a long piece at all, but every word counts.

Throw Away The Flowers, by [livejournal.com profile] audrarose, Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Danny, NC-17, ~3400 words === Sometimes a girl just needs a H/C fix, right? If she's really lucky, something this excellent will pop up right as she's thinking that and she'll manage to read it on her phone in between a long day of RL and once again prove out the truth in how she does have a life--fandom is what keeps her from committing murder in it.

Pineapples Killed My Neighbors, or This Would Never Happen in New Jersey, Part 1 and Part 2, by [livejournal.com profile] ohladybegood, Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Danny, R, ~8100 words (so far) === Canned pineapple starts the zombie apocalypse and Five-0 deals. By turns funny and gory and heart-breaking, with excellent supporting characters (Mary, Max, Rachel, Kamekona... the list goes on.) Still a WiP, but I didn't want to lose track of it. At this point, the Steve/Danny is mostly at the same level as the show but since entire fandoms and thousands of slash fics have been written on far less, that's not really a problem, yeah? (More typos than I'd ordinarily rec, but still, lots of fun.)

Cupid's Chokehold, by [livejournal.com profile] nel_ani, Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Danny, vid === Steve/Danny 101, set to Cupid's Chokehold by Gym Class Heroes. Watch it and smiiiiiiile.

Harbors of Our Own, by [personal profile] elandrialore, Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Danny, vid === One of the things that I try really hard to figure out when I'm writing is what each half of a relationship (or third or fourth, you know how that goes sometimes) brings to the mix--everybody needs to be getting something from their partner, right? This vid is a really nice mix of what Steve brought into Danny's life, but as you watch it, there's a lot of what Danny has brought into Steve's, too, all of which makes me v. v. happy.

Fix Definitely As Desired, by [livejournal.com profile] giddygeek, Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Danny, Adult, 15,700 words === Seriously awesome banter and character insight; as I was reading this, it felt like where the show left off, this just kept going to whatever was going on in their personal lives, and then we'd pick back up with another scene that'd be on the show. All that, plus hot sex, too. \o/

My last set of H5-0 recs is here (unlocked on DW.)
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A while ago, I told [livejournal.com profile] kimannebb I'd pull together a list of some Hawaii Five-0 recs for her and I figured I'd share with the rest of you, too. But my lj is locked down, so when [livejournal.com profile] destina asked me to unlock them I dusted this account off, and here we go, in no particular order:

Catching Waves on Dry Land, by [livejournal.com profile] ariadnes_string, Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Danny, NC-17, ~1600 words === Gun kink. Do I really have to say anything more? Okay, fine: other than Dean Winchester, who better to have a thing about guns and sex than Steve McGarrett?

Thirty-Six Hours and Fifteen Minutes, by [livejournal.com profile] leupagus, Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Danny, NC-17, ~13,500 words (so far) === Danny and Steve have this *thing*, where they're making out but it's not dating and they're not fucking and Danny would very much like to figure out what the hell is going on. (Note: As of right now, this is a WiP, but it's very satisfying as it stands.)

just drink the water where you came from, by [livejournal.com profile] ink_like_blood/[livejournal.com profile] eleanor_lavish, Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Chin Ho, NC-17, ~2500 words === Steve and Chin have history beyond who broke whose records at quarterback. Yum. Yes.

Tell You What (you're gonna do), by [livejournal.com profile] giddygeek, Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Danny, NC-17, ~5800 words === The crazy shit always happens on a Tuesday, and I'm expecting this to more or less happen in an episode any day now (well, you know they'll fade to black when it gets to the actual sex, but everything else reads like a script.)

Ain't Gotta Flaunt It For Me, by [livejournal.com profile] robanybody, Hawaii Five-0, Kono/Danny, R-ish, ~4200 words === Family is such a theme with this show, and it plays out well here with a Kono driven crazy by her own family, a charming Danny, and a pairing that is delightful.

Fathom, by [livejournal.com profile] dotfic, Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Danny, PG, ~3000 words === It's raining; Danny's not sure what's going on in his head--or in Steve's; there are bad guys to catch; and oh, yeah, it won't quit raining. This one would be a bitch to shoot, what with all the rain, but otherwise, it's another one that's pitch-perfect.

Under Pressure, by [personal profile] elandrialore and [livejournal.com profile] leupagus, Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Catherine/Danny, Mature, ~5500 words === Catherine finds Danny unexpectedly charming; Danny can't believe what's about to happen; Steve's in total FML-mode, except for how he really, secretly likes how it's all playing out. Awesome Catherine voice.

Motive and Method, by [livejournal.com profile] lamardeuse, Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Danny, NC-17, ~4100 words === This show. Seriously. In any other fandom, the going under-cover in a gay bar cliche is just that: much-beloved fanon trope. On this show, I'm thinking it'll happen in canon sooner rather than later. I doubt it'll be any hotter than this, but, hey, you never know.

Make a Move ('Cause I Ain't Got All Night), by [livejournal.com profile] stillane, Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Danny, NC-17, ~6000 words === Another one that takes on the family theme and makes something awesome of it.

Around and Back Again, by [livejournal.com profile] portraitofafool, Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Danny, NC-17, ~4500 words === Well-done PWP with D/s (Danny topping). Tiny bit of POV-hopping that yanked me out of it, but that's my trigger, so you probably won't even notice. It's certainly not anything that should keep you from reading, because there is a LOT, "", of bad, bad stuff out there and this so isn't one of them.

Roll Like A Team, Tu Moi Aussi?, and And That's When My Heart Departed, by [livejournal.com profile] robanybody, Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Danny/Kono, NC-17, ~15,000 words (total) === Hellooooo, OT3.

Just Like the Saturday Morning PBS Kids Lineup, by [livejournal.com profile] moonythestrals, Hawaii Five-0, Steve/Danny, R, ~4400 words === The one where they work out what everyone else (including Grace) knows in the middle of an interrogation. Snarky and funny and I was drawing hearts around it halfway in.


Also, in case you somehow missed the actual, trufax Steve/Danny vid that CBS released: Don't Call It a Bromance **

**Aside to Ro: this collects all the book 'em, Dannos in one tidy place for your viewing pleasure. =)

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