meme time

Apr. 21st, 2013 03:44 pm
topaz119: (ready to write)
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...)

tuesday

Jul. 10th, 2012 07:59 pm
topaz119: (hanging on)
/o\ The AC at the house died yesterday, ack.

\o/ D knew a guy. He came out at 7 to fix it. Then we went for margaritas & fajitas while the house cooled back down.

/o\ Today, there has been hail. Mutant golfball-sized hail. Yay for summer in Georgia?

\o/ \o/ \o/ \o/ [livejournal.com profile] exmanhater has recorded a podfic of Kisses Sweeter Than Wine and Sugar Shock, all 42K words, blessings be upon her. (3.5 hours, yikes!)

You can find her post with links for assorted file types here: http://amplificathon.livejournal.com/1477676.html

I will end on that high note.
topaz119: (hearts)
I should be writing holiday cards, but sorting out this list was *much* more pleasant. Again, I hope I managed to comment/kudo everyone, but if I missed, or if I was logged out on AO3 when I kudo'd, thank you! I had a great time with your story.

This first batch is from my first go-round with Iron Man, so they're all a couple of years old...but I re-read all of them recently and had much fun with them again.

Grease-Stained, by [livejournal.com profile] nekare, Iron Man movie-verse, Tony/Pepper, PG-13, ~4600 words === This is as close to how it might work in canon as you can get, I think. Tony's head is kinda scary, but that's not really news. A little angst, but good banter and surprisingly sweet.

Wish You Were Here, by [livejournal.com profile] splash_the_cat, Iron Man movie-verse, Tony/Pepper, PG-13, ~1560 words === In which there is flirting by blackberry, shoe orgies, and the sexual applications of sea urchins. No, really, it makes perfect sense. :D

"The Kids Aren't All Right" by Christine Everhart (vanityfair.com), by [livejournal.com profile] samdonne, Iron Man movie-verse, gen, PG-13, ~11,500 words === The Vanity Fair article that should have been written after the press conference at the end of the first Iron Man movie, complete with layout and photos.Even if you're just reading Tony/Steve these days, this is a pretty solid backstory for Tony Stark, and I don't think it's been jossed much by any of the other movies. I remembered that I loved this, but I'd forgotten how totally awesome it truly is.

A Small and 100% Innocent Token of Gratitude, by [livejournal.com profile] svilleficrecs, Iron Man movie-verse, Tony/Pepper, NC-17, ~7,500 words === Pepper does wear kick-ass shoes, but you know sometimes her feet have to be killing her. Tony takes care of it, which leads to not-unexpected (and certainly not out-of-character) complications.

The Value of Secrets, by [livejournal.com profile] mayatawi, Iron Man movie-verse, Tony/Jarvis (no, really), NC-17, ~5000 words === Note that this is Jarvis the AI, not Jarvis the actual person from the Noir run of the comic-verse. Note also that this is most definitely NC-17, as Jarvis the AI also runs the suit. I ♥ fandom.


More recently...

Mr. July, by [archiveofourown.org profile] jibrailis, Avengers movie-verse, Steve/Tony, R, ~10,100 words === Steve. Posing (for charity!) in nothing but the shield. Things get totally out of hand after that, and Tony seriously hates his life. :D

Specialist, by [archiveofourown.org profile] gqgqqt, Avengers movie-verse, gen, PG-13, ~5000 words === Nice alternate backstory for Hawkeye, with an awesome Coulson.

When The Lights Go On Again, by [livejournal.com profile] seanchai and [livejournal.com profile] elspethdixon, Avengers comic-verse, R, Steve/Tony, loooong === Aliens invade. Things do not go well. But! There is Steve/Tony pining and H/C and a younger, more vulnerable Hawkeye. I think that if you haven't read in the comic-verse, you might want to have the Marvel wiki open in another tab at first, just to help keep the other characters sorted out, because you'll care about them, too. If you have read in the comic-verse, you'll love that everyone has an arc. I read all 21 parts of this on my phone, which tells you how invested in this I was. Characters die and are hurt terribly and struggle to make a difference and the title is very apt but there is a happy ending.

Talking Trash and Wasting Time, by [archiveofourown.org profile] victoria_p, Avengers movie-verse, Darcy/Clint (Hawkeye), PG-13, ~7600 words === I think this is my favorite Darcy/Clint yet, probably because of the terrific group interactions, and the extra-awesome Pepper.

These Three Things Remain, by [archiveofourown.org profile] siria, Avengers movie-verse, Steve/Tony, Adult === Life in the twenty-first century is odd, but at least a few things haven't changed. My heart, you guys. ::clutches::

(Un)Covered, by [archiveofourown.org profile] rageprufrock, NCIS, DiNozzo/Gibbs, explicit, ~27,100 words === Okay, I'm probably the last person in ten fandoms to read this but just in case you haven't, here, have a genderswapped Antonia and Jethro. They're awesome. (And I'd never seen the episode this takes off on but then I lost my remote and ended up watching several NCIS marathons on USA and it was one of the first episodes I saw after reading this. I think it's a sign.)

A Muggle-Born Marriage, by [archiveofourown.org profile] Musyc, Harry Potter, Hermione/Draco, Adult, ~50,000 words === A Regency fusion where Miss Hermione Granger, struggling to pay off her father's debts, accepts the position of tutor to the son of Mr. Draco Malfoy. Matters progress in a most delightful fashion. :D

The Other Side of the Mystery Spot, by [livejournal.com profile] epicycles, Supernatural, Dean/Tessa, PG-13, ~4800 words === Somebody had to be there every time Dean died, and he and Tessa already have history. Very fun and bantery and in-character, but with a full awareness of the really crappy shit that's going on and the worse stuff that's about to go down.

Fight the Rising Odds, by [livejournal.com profile] bertee, CWrps AU, Jared/Jensen, NC-17, ~29,500 words === The entire Greek pantheon--and their skeevy children--keep hitting on Jensen, so what chance does Jared stand? Silly question, right? This one is so much fun, you guys.

The Idle Job, by [archiveofourown.org profile] kelleigh, CWrps AU, Jared/Jensen, Explicit, ~50,300 words ===Yes, I'm still working my way through the SPN/J2 Big Bangs; I'm slow, but you already knew that. This one is gritty and somewhat harsh, but not hopeless. Jensen is a Texas Ranger in a not-quite post-apoc US, investigating a case in a small town where Jared is the local doctor. Sparks fly, but it's not just that the sex is hotter than hell (which it is) -- it was more that I got invested in Jensen's character and wanted him to find someplace for himself.
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'm working my way through the SPN/J2 Big Bangs. These are in no particular order and there are dozens more to get to, but these are some of the ones I read while driving endlessly through the southern US this summer. Most of them are available in single-file d/l's for e-readers. (Actually, I think all of them are, but I won't swear to it...)

Like the Luggage of Some Departed Traveler, by [livejournal.com profile] britomart_is, art by [livejournal.com profile] marciaelena, Supernatural, Sam/Jess/Dean, NC-17, ~54,000 words === Big Bang AU from Season 1, where the Croatoan virus is only the first of the disasters that strike. Told in turn by Sam, Dean, and Jess. Post-apoc and how, but with canon events woven into the narrative. I loved Jess and the relationship she forges with both Sam and Dean individually and together. The art is gorgeous.

Seek To Know More, by [larchiveofourown.org profile] chiiyo86, art by [livejournal.com profile] mishaganminion, CWrps, Jared/Jensen, NC-17, ~36,200 words === Big Bang AU where both the Js have abilities/talents – not quite to X-Men scale, but along those lines. Nice world-building, nice plot, nice relationship-building, hot sex--all in all, a fun read.

Aiming To Shoot You Down, by [archiveofourown.org profile] mistyzero, art by [livejournal.com profile] pretty_patties, CWrps AU, Jensen/Jared, NC-17, ~31,300 words === Jared is a beat cop shot in a drug bust, Jensen is one of the nurses who takes care of him. This is nice and non-angsty--the major conflict comes from them working different shifts (which, if you've ever tried to do that, you'll understand that it's way harder than it looks) but sometimes angst-free is just exactly what you want to read. The art (which is incorporated into the story) is very nice, but NSFW, in some cases quite spectacularly so.

The Jungle Book, by [archiveofourown.org profile] beadslut and [profile] jenna_thorne, art by [livejournal.com profile] smut_slut, CWRps AU, NC-17, ~41,500 words === Jensen is smart, Jared is badass, Jeff is just plain bad (think the character he played in The Losers, but without a moral compass.) Add in some industrial espionage, a plane crash in the jungle, lots of bullets flying and turn everyone loose. I clicked the link with every intention of downloading this and putting it on my e-reader, but I got sucked in so fast and hard I ended up reading the whole thing on my phone.

Hearthstone, by [livejournal.com profile] mollyamory, art by [livejournal.com profile] lamapan, CWrps AU, Adult, ~43,000 words === This one... It's sweet without being cloying; it has a happy ending without it being sappy; and I don't know... it just made me very happy. (PDF & AO3 links at the masterpost for your e-reading convenience.)

We Will Organize Our Children, by [livejournal.com profile] withdiamonds, art by [livejournal.com profile] alchemise, Supernatural, gen, R, ~43,000 words === So. This could be canon. It's Mary, John, and their family, everything that the show sketches, about making a life after you make a deal with a demon, even when you don't know the deal's been made. It's most from John's POV (and I've never read a more stellar John characterization; he's dead-on perfect on the page in all his utterly fucked-up glory) but it's not just about John. It's Dean and Sam and Mary and... the show. Yeah. Canon. (Disclosure: I beta'd this, but honest to God, the only thing I said was, "um, MORE? PLZ!")


I'm probably the last person in the world to have fallen in love with these, but it's not like you guys don't know I'm perpetually behind in my reading...

strive seek find yield, by [archiveofourown.org profile] waldorph, Star Trek (2009), Kirk/Spock, NC-17, 68,200 words === You know how sometimes you're in the car for 7 hours straight and you're reading anything and everything just to keep from murdering your beloved spouse and/or your beautiful children before you get to the part of the trip where you've already spent your money (and it's non-refundable so you can't just bail), and then fandom gives something that's so good you totally forget that the NBA draft has been on satellite radio for the last three hours and smile happily at the people who found it so interesting? No? Okay, so if you're ever in that spot, this is absolutely what you want to be reading. Trek Reboot meets Young Victoria and who knew that would work so astonishingly well?

Not In This Land Alone, by [archiveofourown.org profile] torakowalski, Merlin, Arthur/Merlin, R-ish, 36,400 words === I finished this and thought, well, that was fun. Modern-day AU where Arthur has just inherited the throne and Merlin is working at the palace and they find themselves dodging assassination attempts while they're falling in love.
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.
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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.
topaz119: (hearts)
Holy crap, has it ever been A Week. And now I get to pack up and truck on over to my parents' for the long weekend here in the US. But first I have to write a scary-big check to the nice men who are making my attic (more) rodent-proof and then go get BabyBoy and run-see if we can find soccer cleats before soccer practice tonight and then come home and feed the mob.

These have been piling up for a while, so (in no particular order) recs:

Thunderbird Wine, by [personal profile] beadslut and [profile] jennathorne, art by [personal profile] muffymorrigan, CWrps AU, NC-17, 48,000 words === You may have seen comments about this one, especially those flailing about Jared in tights. If, like me, you're okay with but not hyperventilating at the thought, let me add that it's a ton of fun, it's hot, I loved almost every character, and the rock-and-roll world-building is done well enough that I could feel my feet sticking to the floor of the places they were playing in. A+++++, will definitely read again.

Primary Care, by anonymous, Supernatural, gen, PG-13ish, ~20,000 words === A little angst, a little H/C, a nice dose of humor, and an oddball case file -- Sam takes care of Dean and Castiel in a post-5.22 world. This one made me really happy in many ways.

Hearts Brighter Than Starry Skies, by [livejournal.com profile] loolookitty, Supernatural, Sam/Dean, NC-17, ~20,000 words === Pre-series Sam/Dean right on the edge of underage so check the warnings if this is an issue for you. Also, it edges into an AU with the resolution, but a believable one given the events of the story. Otherwise, it's Boys vs. The World, Nature Edition as John sends them on a wilderness survival trek and features one of my most beloved fanon/canon tropes: Sammy is aces with knives.

By All Means, Rome, by [livejournal.com profile] deirdre_c, CWrps AU, JA/JP, NC-17, 28,000 words === An adaptation of the movie Roman Holiday (and yes, Jensen makes a splendid stand-in for Audrey Hepburn) that is directly responsible for those tabs in my browser that have flight information and reviews for tiny hotels in Rome.

Hail Mary, by [livejournal.com profile] rhythmsextion, CWrps AU, JA/JP, NC-17, 117,000 words === The sequel to Next Man Up, her 2009 BB, this one does end the story started there and ends it well. I'm conversant enough in (American) football to enjoy and appreciate the amount of work she put into the world-building but I think her characters are compelling enough that even if you don't know much, you'll still enjoy it.

Nerds of the Earth, Take Note, by [archiveofourown.org profile] emeraldwoman, Leverage/Iron Man crossover, gen, PG-13, ~8000 words === SHIELD needs a hacker and I can't tell you how loud I cackled at the thought of Alec Hardison meeting Tony Stark but it was really really loud and might have scared the dog. General spoilers for IM2.

Black Swans, by [archiveofourown.org profile] omphalos and [archiveofourown.org profile] Wolfling, Supernatural, Sam/Gabriel, Dean/Castiel, NC-17, 66,000 words === As a Sam/Gabriel girl, I'm honor-bound to pass this one along.
topaz119: (hearts)
It's a short week--how is it still only Thursday? ::drags::

In between writing desperately on big bang (almost to 30K now), I've been cleaning up bookmarks and stuff and thought I'd share...

Bouquet, by [livejournal.com profile] pensnest, Popslash/AI, Lance/Adam, NC-17, (Big Bang length) === The absolute first thing I thought of when I saw Lance's recent glammed-up pictures was this story that Pen wrote last year for the RPF Big Bang. You remember how I used to say this shit writes itself? Yes, well, sometimes we write it and then RL catches up. I should clarify that it's not that that the pictures go along with the story; it's more that now it's a year later and it just felt like Lance maybe did them for their anniversary or something. Or Adam smiled and wheedled a little bit (and then went and sat next to the make-up artist and made suggestions.) ::waves hand:: Go, read. Tell me I'm not crazy.

Look at us we're beautiful, by [livejournal.com profile] zelda_zee, CWrps/AI, Misha/Adam, NC-17 (3500 words) === Misha. Adam. Burning Man. A writer who knows her way around a sex scene. Do I really have to say anything more?

Anegada: The Drowned Land, by [livejournal.com profile] veronamay, CWrps, AU, Jared/Jensen, NC-17 (~30,000 words) === Shipwrecks! Desert islands! Pirates! Another writer who knows her way around a sex scene (or four, guh) On top of all that, I fell in love with the Js here (which doesn't happen as often as you might think) and the setting and tone sucked me right in. Very enjoyable.

Survival By Eliot (The Eliot Spencer Guide to Surviving The Zombie Apocalypse), by [livejournal.com profile] sullensiren, Leverage, Parker/Hardison/Eliot, R (~6000 words + lots of web stuff) === Zombies! Or, well, close enough. Eliot takes care of things and Hardison decides they need to share it with the world (or what's left of it.) Seriously. He even sets up a twitter feed. ::dies laughing:: Have fun clicking links at the web site. *g*

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