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17 October 2016 @ 11:39 pm
MacGyver: Benefits by [archiveofourown.org profile] mothicalcreatures - MacGyver/Dalton, teen. MacGyver rebounds and Jack talks too much after sex. 346 words of the boys being boys with benefits. WHO IS WRITING ME MORE MCGYVER FIC. GRABBY HANDS, MOTHERFUCKER. GRABBY. HANDS.

Avengers: In the Deed the Glory series by [archiveofourown.org profile] queenmab_scherzo - Steve/Bucky, explicit. Steve and Bucky end up playing for rival college football teams. But omg omg the author really pulls in the feeling and the emotion of the Winter Soldier and transfers it to this setting. It's so absorbing, so detailed. I know next to nothing about how the game of (haha AMERICAN) football is played, but the games were so TENSE, gah. It was like fighting a war. I spent two days reading this fic in every spare moment and I really loved it. Poor broken Bucky and they way they found their way back to each other... Lovely details, lovely tension, great cast, lovely LOVE, oh the LOVE. Five stars.

Avengers: Soulmate Theory for Dummies by [archiveofourown.org profile] piffle - Bucky/Tony, Bucky/Steve, mature. The moment someone thinks they know something about a mark, someone else, somewhere else, proves them wrong. WONDERFUL. I loved the author's take on the soulmarks and how they didn't over-explain, snarky Tony, and gruff Bucky operating under bad intel.

Hannibal: What We May Be by [archiveofourown.org profile] louise_lux - Will/Hannibal, explicit. Post-fall, Hannibal and Will escape to Europe, wounded and hurting. Very quickly things turn bad, and Will seeks to hide them both away on a small island in the Mediterranean, to cut them off from the world and for them to be alone together. I stayed up WAYYY too late to finish this. I love how the author captured so many things: suspense, cuteness, silliness, horror, and lots more besides. Very much in character, and I loved Hannibal's struggle with who he was now, and Will's struggle to walk that line of what he'd become and what they'd already done together without willingly becoming a monster.

Hannibal: Uncharted Sea by [archiveofourown.org profile] louise_lux - Hannibal/Will, mature. Set directly after the end of season three. Hannibal finally wakes from his injuries, and it becomes clear that he remembers nothing. I got to the end and went: Gahhhhh and THEN what happened? It was hard to imagine a Hannibal bereft of his memories but the author made it perfectly believable, and then to have Will have to give voice to what they were to each other... Wonderful.

Hannibal: Never Let It Starve by [archiveofourown.org profile] northern - Will puts two and two together earlier and there's no encephalitis to worry about. I loved the mentally healthier Will sliding down that same slippery slope and landing at Hannibal's feet despite himself.

Hannibal: Where You Can Always Find Me series by [archiveofourown.org profile] northern - Hannibal/Will, explicit. Will tries to structure their relationship by asking Hannibal to be his dog part of the time. That sounds like comedy, but it's puppy play and angst and feelings. This was strange and quite lovely.

Dredd: How Far Down by [archiveofourown.org profile] eli - Dredd, Anderson, teen. 17,000 serious crimes are reported every day. How many more aren't? Very them, and very a very interesting look at Mega City One.

Dredd: Some Kind of Resolution by [archiveofourown.org profile] anr - Dredd/Anderson, teen. He doesn't understand what this is. Lovely and sparse. I love how conflicted Dredd was, so like him but so not.

Dredd: A Thousand Other Faces by [archiveofourown.org profile] anr - Dredd/Anderson, teen. This is not a love story. Very them.

Aliens: The Scars That Silence Carved by [archiveofourown.org profile] anr - Hicks/Ripley, mature. Little penetrates outside of the singular fact that they're alive. All three of them. Oh, if only it had been like this. I loved their war weariness tangled with the hope that they'll get through it together. Tough little Newt.

Sherlock: Nature and Nuture series by [archiveofourown.org profile] earlgreytea68 - Sherlock/John, ensemble, mature. The British Government accidentally clones Sherlock Holmes. Which brings a baby to 221B Baker Street. This was a fabulous read. Funny and silly and awful and scary and overwhelming. The LOVE, oh my goodness. The way Sherlock was so very Sherlock but opened himself up to this new thing... so lovely.

Crossposted: http://nomelon.dreamwidth.org/256965.html
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17 October 2016 @ 10:53 am
GOOD! I have a new episode of my latest dumb bromance to watch. Yes, MacGyver, it's you. Even if I have to check how to spell your name every time I want to type it because, let's face it, in this new iteration it should really be McGuyver, dudebromance extraordinaire.

BAD! I'm sorta sick, in a wishy-washy kinda way. Just enough that I want to stay in bed and do nothing but drink tea and cuddle my dog, right when I wanted to finish putting up that shelf that has confounded me with its heaviness and the unwillingness of its screws to be screwed (already changed once and then taken out AGAIN to be dunked in candle wax so the little fuckers would actually do their job and SCREW. ... Wow, I love how DIY sounds so diiiiirty.)

GOOD! I got talked into proofreading a highly scientific PhD thesis for a French guy writing in English. So 86 pages later, my eyes can stop crossing and I'm done. No idea what I just read, but the grammar, punctuation, syntax, layout, formatting and general readability of whatever it was are now PERFECT, and I have half the money I need for a new laptop \o/.

BAD! Umm. Nope, things are more good than bad. I have tea and a puppy (ok, dog but he'll always be a puppy to me) with a full belly having his post-breakfast nap on my legs. Life is good. How you doin'?

(New laptop related: has anyone got Windows 10? Exactly how evil is it? I'm actually thinking of trying Ubuntu or Linux for the first time in my life. Will this destroy me or open up new worlds of possibility?)

BAD! The puppy just got up :(

Crossposted: http://nomelon.dreamwidth.org/256580.html
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03 October 2016 @ 07:22 pm
Guys, I'm having strong feelings about, and don't judge me here, the new MacGyver. It's really bad and omg the expositional dialogue can stop now, and the set-up is dumb and the actor that plays MacGyver has a really weird head and really bad hair, but I kind of love the dude from CSI who plays Dalton. And in episode two there was plenty to ping my... well, not quite slash goggles, but definitely bi-goggles. You know, if you turn your head and squint, which is basically how we roll. And there was also some OT3 thing going on with the hacker chick in their team which I would be totally down with too.

There is one fic on AO3. It's about a hundred words long and is a very decent conversation where Mac and Dalton are fuck buddies, but I read it in three seconds and now it's over. I get the horrible feeling it's going to be one of those terrible shows that makes me feel wonderful things, like Almost Human. But I seriously love Dalton. He cried twice today and he was so strong and lovely and heartbroken. And his eye crinkles put Dean Winchester's eye crinkles IN THE SHADE. Plus his sweaty t-shirts are the sweatiest. And they're such bros. Gah!

I'm also kind of enjoying Lethal Weapon. Also: I know. Riggs' hair is the best. His sloppy boots are the best. The stupid story is the best. Why do I like such bad things? I mean, I like good things too, but it's the bad things that really stick out.

Crossposted: http://nomelon.dreamwidth.org/256328.html
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Hannibal: A Discreet Madness by [archiveofourown.org profile] emungere - Hannibal/Will, mature. Post-fall fic that gives Hannibal on a motorbike. Lovely. Or, as lovely as two sick little cannibal puppies in love can be.

Hannibal: Uncharted Sea by [archiveofourown.org profile] louise_lux - Hannibal/Will, mature. Post-fall, Hannibal finally wakes from his injuries, and it becomes clear that he remembers nothing.

New Fandom: Check, Please! about Eric"Bitty" Bittle, a gay vlogger, ice hockey skater and pie baker extraordinaire as he gets to grips with playing hockey in college. It's so cute and silly but parts of it will just break your heart in the best way. And after working my way through the comic from the beginning, I then saw that there was lots of fic just waiting for me on AO3!

Check, Please!: i'd never want from the cherry tree by [archiveofourown.org profile] milominderbinder - Eric Bittle/Jack Zimmermann, teen+. Bitty's been sent flowers. His friends think this means the guy who serves macaroni in the cafeteria is in love with him. SO CUTE.

Check, Please!: maybe i'm waking up by [archiveofourown.org profile] idrilka - Eric Bittle/Jack Zimmermann, mature. All he ever wanted was to play hockey, to play in the NHL, to win the Cup. This -- Samwell, the team, the Haus -- was supposed to be just a detour, but now it feels more like a destination he failed to realize he's already reached. This is a long, satisfying read (although it did have certain elements that got repetitious towards the end) and gives the characters a difficult but satisfying what comes next story.

Crossover: Sherlock/Kingsman: Smoke by [archiveofourown.org profile] esama - Mycroft Holmes/Eggsy Unwin, teen+. For Mycroft, the most jarring thing about V-day isn’t that it happened. It’s that he did not see it coming. Amazing. I loved seeing the fallout from V-day and how Mycroft fit into that. I couldn't imagine this pairing before I read (and Eggsy does fall pretty fast) but then I figured perhaps he has a type :) This was beautifully written and I stayed up far too late reading.

Crossposted: http://nomelon.dreamwidth.org/256230.html
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08 September 2016 @ 07:38 pm
They're making a Baywatch movie with the Rock and Zac Efron and David Hasselhoff.

:| :) :D :DDDDD

Crossposted: http://nomelon.dreamwidth.org/255923.html
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01 September 2016 @ 02:30 pm
I totally forgot to update about Hank the dog. Hank was saved, and the fight goes on to stop this from happening to other dogs. :D

Crossposted: http://nomelon.dreamwidth.org/255495.html
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28 August 2016 @ 06:09 pm
Imzy: will it be the next big fannish upheaval? Does this mean tumblr is on its way out (pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease)? Time will tell. In the meantime, I have invites if you'd like them, and you can find me here: https://www.imzy.com/@nomelon or possibly here: https://www.imzy.com/nomelon. I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHICH ONE IS BETTER/RIGHT. BUT APPARENTLY IT'S GOING TO BE GREAT OVER HERE. WITH THREADED COMMENTS AND EVERYTHING. ONCE WE ALL FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE IT WORK.


Crossposted: http://nomelon.dreamwidth.org/255311.html
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Some of these fics are new (Avengers); some are old (the rest except for the Walmart one) but oh so good. Some I had read before a lonnnnng time ago or knew the author, but I found myself reading Spike/Xander fic this week, or diving into some screwed up Batman/Joker. Good times, my friend. Good times.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Ship of the Desert by [archiveofourown.org profile] witling - Spike/Xander, explicit. Trust Harris to come through the portal fucked up somehow. Spike and Xander in the desert and nothing is as it should be.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Subtleties by [archiveofourown.org profile] eliade - Spike/Xander, explicit. Post-show; Xander is dispatched from Sunnydale by Willow to persuade Spike to come back and help out on the Hellmouth. Spike's now living in New York, and he's changed. And so has Xander. And this story is how they change a hell of a lot more. Long and wonderful and messy. How they reconcile everything they are.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Sidelines by [archiveofourown.org profile] eliade - Spike/Xander, explicit. Xander is on the sidelines once more. Buffy & Willow are in college, and his parents have kicked him out of the basement. How that happened, well, it's a funny story, involving a shirtless Spike, but Xander really doesn't want to tell it. A retelling of season four and beyond where it was Xander who figured out he was gay instead of Willow. (Follow the links to find the next two parts of this series).

Batman: bruce wayne doesn't understand walmart by [tumblr.com profile] messageredacted - Bruce, Tim, PG. tim drake's snapchat is 90% him making bruce wayne do normal middle-class american things and filming the results. Except Bruce is AMAZING and should just rule the world.

Batman: Impossible Worlds series by [archiveofourown.org profile] messageredacted - Batman/Joker, mature. There are many ways in to Arkham Asylum; getting out is harder. Ammmmmazing. So absorbing. Like watching the author paint a picture. A kind of horrific picture but so vivid and beautiful. Bruce's conversations with Dr Quinzel were fascinating.

Batman: To be edgeless again series by [archiveofourown.org profile] messageredacted - Batman/Joker, explicit. Batman is a vigilante who pursues justice and never kills. Bruce Wayne is a serial killer who has his own means of handing out justice. And the Joker is his newest victim. Whiiiiinnnee. Bruce is such a fucked up little puppy. Such suspense and horror but tempered with such emotion. Yum.

Supernatural: All That I'm Good For by [archiveofourown.org profile] witling - Sam/Dean, mature. It's your standard early seasons, post-hunt drinking in a motel room, won't live without you, get together fics, but it's a great one.

Avengers: Malibu by [archiveofourown.org profile] glitteratiglue - Steve/Bucky, mature. Steve believes Bucky is dead for exactly a week. Then he doesn't. (AU where Steve rescues Bucky before Hydra can turn him into the Winter Soldier. They get to go home from the war, but that's only the start.) Oh, boys. So gorgeous.

Avengers: The Way Out Is The Way Down by [archiveofourown.org profile] Speranza - Steve/Bucky, explicit. After CACW, there is Wakanda, there is cryo, there is a jailbreak, and I totally accept this as the next movie. Gorgeous, gorgeous.

Crossposted: http://nomelon.dreamwidth.org/255017.html
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Maleficent: Adornment by [archiveofourown.org profile] whitedatura - Diaval/Maleficent, teen. After Aurora's coronation, Maleficent gives Diaval a gift for his years of service and tells him to go find happiness. He leaves. She might've phrased it differently if she'd known he'd take her so literally. Autumn and winter pass, as seasons do, and Maleficent finds herself in possession of a growing number of raven feathers. Meanwhile, Diaval discovers that roaming the countryside as a dragon is not without consequences. This was so beautiful. I love how they found peace together.

Avengers: Such Great Siege by [archiveofourown.org profile] eyres - Steve/Bucky, mature. In the aftermath of defying his country to save his best friend, Steve Rogers agreed to a plea bargain that would grant his friends immunity but send him to prison. That was two years ago. Gahhhhhhh. Steve is just the best person ever and he inspires such love in his friends. They're all broken into little bits about how he's treated and how he is still so GOOD. And then... Bucky had a plan for when Steve finally was released from prison: a quiet house and a big bed, maybe a dog. None of his plans included Steve agreeing to sacrifice himself to save the very people that had stripped him of his title and took away his freedom. But old enemies have a way of coming back. Gahhhhhh.

Teen Wolf: Fixer Upper by [archiveofourown.org profile] Arsenic - Derek/Stiles, explicit. Derek and Stiles get really screwed up. They help each other find their way out after a really bad time. Upsetting, but ultimately positive and full of hope.

X-men: First Class: Swimming with Sharks by [archiveofourown.org profile] Not_You - Erik/Charles, explicit. Erik used to be a shark. Now he's not, and has to figure out how to be a good human father to his twins. Charles is willing to help. And it's AMAZING. Shark!Erik is the best. Pup!Wanda and pup!Pietro are the best! They're all the best!

3:10 to Yuma: You're Like A Bullet In My Chest by [archiveofourown.org profile] th_esaurus - Charlie Prince/Ben Wade, mature. Ben fought hard his whole life to owe nobody nothing, and to have the same afforded him in return; but Charlie Prince was his now, whether he wanted him or not. Gorgeous. Stark and very them.

Hannibal: The Borderland State by [archiveofourown.org profile] nekosmuse - Hannibal/Will, mature. Three years after Hannibal's arrest, Will Graham stands on the front porch of his Georgian seaside home and watches twin headlights navigate the winding stretch of his lane. There is only one reason Jack Crawford would travel all this way, in the rain: Hannibal Lecter has escaped from prison, and no one knows where he is. This was a fascinating read. Funny, for once I was much more interested in what the team were doing and I could have quite happily read about Beverley for a very long time.

Crossposted: http://nomelon.dreamwidth.org/254746.html
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27 July 2016 @ 09:47 pm
A Little Bit of History Repeating 38/38

Fandom: Buffyverse
Pairing: Cordelia/Spike/Angel
Rating: hard R

Summary: Cordelia gets to stay with Angel, losing something of herself and gaining an extra vampire in the process.

Yes, it is finally finished!

You can read the last chapter here on dreamwidth. I have also posted a cleaned up and edited version in its entirety to AO3.

So long, and thanks for all the fish.
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26 July 2016 @ 09:19 pm
Howdy flisty types. I don't normally do this, but I've seen this story in a couple of different places and I actually liked it on facebook (the dreaded fb, shock horror) and signed a petition against it, simply because it's so hugely unfair, incredibly stupid horrible bureaucracy, and if it happened to me I would fall into little pieces and never recover. Unlikely as no one is ever going to mistake my Proper Little Dude (a yorkie) for a Pitbull but STILL.

Leonard Collins popped back from town on Thursday, July 14 to discover someone had taken his dog. Hank, who had been with Mr Collins since he was a puppy, had disappeared. He claims to have no notification before Belfast City Council took his dog. They did so after a complaint suggested he may be a pit bull – a banned breed. Hank isn’t a Pitbull, he is an English Staffy crossed with a Labrador.



change.org petition

inews story

Spread the word. I want to be inundated with stories about how they've raised funds and saved Hank and had a huge public apology from Belfast City Council, not that they've put down a dog because they're blindly following the letter of the (very wishy-washy) law.

Crossposted: http://nomelon.dreamwidth.org/254251.html
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10 July 2016 @ 11:37 pm
Rewatching season one of Game of Thrones. Just got to the end of the penultimate episode. Those goddamn pigeons.

Ned, Ned, don't be dead
Go fetch yourself some glue and
Stick back on your head.

Crossposted: http://nomelon.dreamwidth.org/254156.html
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20 June 2016 @ 09:56 pm
The Avengers: The Daily Rogers by [archiveofourown.org profile] Nonymos - Steve/Bucky, explicit. College AU. May contain exchange students, a Starbucks addiction, daddy issues, anger issues, closets and how to get out of them, the ever-ominous influence of social networks, various levels of betrayal, awfully poor life choices, but also, ultimately, real chunks of love. AMAZING. I enjoyed this so much. I loved this version of Bucky and Steve. The connection they had, even in this very different setting, was so very them, and I love how they fought their way through the difficulties of getting together to realise that they fit. Lovely.

The Avengers: 4 Minute Window by [archiveofourown.org profile] Speranza - Steve/Bucky, explicit. Narrrrrgh. Fuck this was so good. Bucky and Steve find each other and decide to disappear. I loved their vibe, their goodness, their determination to live. And I want their furniture, big time.

The Avengers: Digital Haystacks by [archiveofourown.org profile] goddamnhella - Tony, Jarvis, Friday, gen. Why did he want Jarvis back? "I miss my friend," said Tony. Oh, Tony.

Teen Wolf: Night Owl series by [archiveofourown.org profile] Lissadiane - Derek/Stiles, Steve the Owl, teen. In which Stiles learns he's a witch, but instead of a wand and a trip to Diagon Alley, he gets blood magic, a grumpy and reluctant owl as his companion, and an accidental blood bond with Derek Hale. There are parts of this fic that are SO CUTE and parts where very bad things happen to Stiles, but he's such a bad-ass, if terribly, terribly stupid, and Derek is so besotted, and Steve the Owl is AMAZING AND I LOVE HIM.

Kingsman: You're So Lost, Even I Can't Bring You Home by [archiveofourown.org profile] th_esaurus Harry/Eggsy, mature. Harry didn't die. But he has amnesia. Eggsy takes care of him. And gahhhhhhhhhhhhh. This was stunning. Give me a good unhappy ending any day.

Kingsman: The Grove by [archiveofourown.org profile] onawingandaswear - Harry/Eggsy, gen. In an effort to overcome his grief, Eggsy does something illegal and accidentally starts a new Kingsman tradition in the process. Oh, man. This will make you cry over trees.

Hannibal: A Robin Redbreast (In a Cage) by [archiveofourown.org profile] onawingandaswear - Hannibal/Will, mature. At the end of it all, Hannibal is still in a cage of stone and glass and steel. There was never a thought that Will Graham might come to occupy the cell adjacent to his own. This was fabulous. I loved the parallels and the differences, the imperfections and the beauty of all the ugly things in their lives.

The Man From UNCLE: No Exit by [archiveofourown.org profile] kaydeefalls - Illya & Napoleon, gen. Five examples (out of a much, much longer list) of times Illya has had to save that damn cowboy from certain death. (And once they both fail miserably.) :D Marvellous.

Star Wars: Cure For Pain and follow-up The Glistening Edges by [archiveofourown.org profile] gloss - Han/Poe, Han/Leia/Poe, explicit. Poe's a spaceport hustler; Han's back to doing the only thing he was ever good at. When they meet up, someone should probably have a bad feeling about this. This is such a wonderful series. Great details and emotion and mischief. It's so very, very Han. I loved the vibe between Poe and Han, and then Leia... oh my heart.

Futurama: Five Ways That Forced Intimacy Cliches Made Fry and Leela Do It (And One Way That Didn't) by lotesseflower - Fry/Leela, hard R. Sex Pollen, Amnesia, Aliens Made Them Do It, Marriage Law, Mind Powers are for Porn, and an Apocalypse. porn, romance, schmoop, and humor. And it's just very them.

Curtain fic: Curtains Are Monogamous by sheldrake - curtain/curtain, PG. THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL. SERIOUSLY, SO BEAUTIFUL.

Keeping Up Appearances: Hand-Painted Blue Periwinkles by curia_regis - Hyacinth/Elizabeth, R. Richard finally leaves Hyacinth. Elizabeth is left to pick up the pieces. Well. KUA femslash. Who knew. Not I. Good old internet, always throwing the occasional curveball. This is quite a gentle tale, very in the spirit of the show, and is really quite delightful.

Crossposted: http://nomelon.dreamwidth.org/253926.html
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31 May 2016 @ 11:26 am
Avengers: The God Father by [archiveofourown.org profile] Nonymos - slight Natasha/Loki, Natasha & everyone, mature. A strange thing happens after the battle of New York. And how. This fic... weird and fascinating and... cute and adorable and... creepy and sad and... You should just go read.

Avengers: Into That Good Night by [archiveofourown.org profile] Nonymos - Steve/Bucky, Bruce, Loki, explicit. Steve Rogers has lived for entirely too long—long enough to see the world's end. The heroes are gone, and the Earth is pushing what's left of mankind towards the exit. Oh, MAN. EPIC. It's a sort of fusion with Interstellar but you don't have to have seen the film to read. It's just... EPIC. Chilling and immense and so terribly sad, and you think you know what's going on, but you really don't, and then you do and GUH. It's life, the universe and everything. An ending, a new beginning, history and space and the future and doing the right thing. It's heartbreaking and fascinating and full of hope. Five stars.

Avengers: The Wolf Among Us by [archiveofourown.org profile] Nonymos - The one where the Avengers play the werewolf game. They know including Loki sounds like a bad idea, but they're so very bored and it's all fairly harmless, really. Riiiiight. Never a dull moment with Loki around.

Avengers: All The Angels and The Saints by [archiveofourown.org profile] Speranza - Steve/Bucky, explicit. In which Steve Rogers loses God and finds God and loses God, and also: Bucky. I loved all the things left unsaid, Bucky's inner struggles, Steve trying so hard to find his way, and the way they loved. Great conversations.

Inception: Iron Man by eleveninches - Arthur/Eames, NC-17. Eames shows up at the next job with twenty extra pounds of muscle. This can only lead to smut. Fabulous. Ridiculous and fabulous.

The Man From UNCLE: By the Throat by [archiveofourown.org profile] AlchemyAlice - Napoleon/Illya, explicit. In which the KGB took some rather dubious measures to ensure Illya's loyalty to Russia, and Napoleon doesn't care for it. I love how this wasn't all gratuitous but so much deeper with real meaning. The pining! The teamwork! All those barriers being broken down. Illya being so strong but finally being able to let go and find some comfort. I really enjoyed the read.

Generation Kill: in good conscience by [archiveofourown.org profile] Febricant - Brad/Ray, explicit. Brad doesn’t know what’s worse, the fact that Ray is here at all, or that fact that Brad is. New Ray/Brad!!! This was sparse and delightful and them and yes. Very much enjoyed.

The Walking Dead: On Me by [archiveofourown.org profile] thelongcon - Daryl Dixon/Rick Grimes, mature. Where Daryl has a slight problem. Lots of sparse little moments that sum them up so well. Made me smile and made me sad.

Crossover: Star Wars/Mad Max: We Who Wander by [archiveofourown.org profile] Nonymos - Poe Dameron/Max Rockatansky, explicit. This isn't the first time Poe crashes onto a strange planet with no hopes of rescue, but this time he wants it known that this is all Han Solo's fault. At least he's not alone: BB-8's there to help. And also that confused, wary man over there, who seems to be hearing voices. Gahhhh. When I think about reading Star Wars fic now, I always think, but it's not gonna be THIS fic and so I don't bother. It just works so well. BB-8 = best in the world, as always.

Honourable mentions:
The Trouble with Kilgrave continues to be updated and I LOVE IT.

The Long Road Begins at Home continues to be updated and it continues to make me drop everything and read immediately. This part of the series is Bucky's long, slow struggle dealing the aftermath of being the Winter Soldier and it just gets me every single time. Looooooove.

Crossposted: http://nomelon.dreamwidth.org/253623.html
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Shitifying: what a wonderful fucking word. I can't believe it's taken me this long for someone to fling it in my general direction. I learned it from Black Mirror 2.03 and it's great. I intend to integrate it into my vocabulary soon. It was marvellous enough to make me post, so there's that.

Vampire Diaries: is it just me or does this whole season seem like they've been stuck in the Phoenix Stone the entire time and it's all one big convoluted hell world and someone's going to wake up in the shower like Bobby in Dallas? If not that: then convoluted as fuck, Vampire Diaries. Convoluted as fuck.

Banshee: I can't believe you're gone, show of my heart. I can't believe you're gone. You had the most unsafe sex, the sexiest violence, the best bad guys, the most ridiculous set-up, the best Amish drama, and the most beautiful, saddest, politest, gentlest, teddy-bearest, most do-goodest ex-neo-nazi I've ever seen. He even had a teddy-bear name. Bunker. I hope your next life-choice is some serious tattoo removal. Still not sure how you managed to officially become a cop with all that visible nazi ink but haha BANSHEE. I am so very sad that Job and Sugar didn't cement their relationship but never have I seen such unspoken declarations of love and devotion as I have in that last episode.

Vikings continues to be amazing and I love Ragnar's Deadpool-like ability to recover from any illness/injury/addiction, even if it takes him a while. Greatly looking forward to next season.

Americans: always better than I remember it to be and sucks me in every time. I find the promo pictures of them and the DVD covers laughably awful, though. It's like they're there getting hot about each other over guns and dressing up, and she's happy to drape herself all over him and be slutty with her gun. THAT'S NOT THE SHOW, PEOPLE. But it continues to be complicated and heartbreaking and clever and ever-so-slightly ridiculous, considering who their neighbour is and what they keep getting away with.

I watched Star Wars. It was incredibly Star Warsy but in the best possible way. Way better than the prequels. Will awaken your inner 7 year old. Do recommend. (Leia's face and legs didn't move once the whole time. I think she is 75% botox 5% makeup 20% hair.)

I watched Civil War. It was marvellous but goddamn some of those people need to address their decision making processes, stat. I have been reading tonnnnnes of Bucky/Steve fic, mostly to address that TERRIBLE DECISION MAKING PROCESS in the post credits scene.

I watched Superman vs Batman. It was depressing and some every last goddamn one of those people need to address their decision making processes, stat.

I am STILL editing my super-long A Little Bit of History Repeating but progress is being made and hopefully it won't be (insert some laughably inaccurate and far too short time period here) before I have it ready for posting on AO3 in its entirety.

Crossposted: http://nomelon.dreamwidth.org/253233.html
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20 March 2016 @ 11:51 am
Almost Human: Moonstruck by [archiveofourown.org profile] starandrea - Kennex/Dorian, mature. This is a sequel to the amazing One of the Crazy Ones and I loooooved it. Dorian doesn’t belong to the department anymore, but John won’t ride with anyone else. Sandra gives them a milk run and tells them to stay out of sight while she sorts it out. Her easy case turns into a distraction when the department threatens to collapse behind them, and Dorian puts his own identity on the line to hold the force together. Some of the most believable world-building and figuring out their relationship between a cop and his bot. What does it really mean that they love each other? How will their lives progress? All those wonderful questions and a bunch of answers, too.

Teen Wolf: my chest is a field full of landmines by [archiveofourown.org profile] Amber - Derek/Stiles, explicit. Derek Hale's emotional problems extend to his penis. Stiles plays therapist. Where Derek is awkward and grumpy and hot, and Stiles is a awkward and dorky and hot, and they therapy the SHIT out of Derek's problem.

Angel: glory glory hallelujah by [archiveofourown.org profile] Amber - Illyria/Wesley, mature. Illyria is a cenotaph and a church. Illyria is magnificent and yet so reduced and alien. And Wesley... poor, broken Wesley. This was fascinating. So much going on for such a short fic.

X-men: First Class: All Along the Watchtower and sequel Education or Why Cerebro was Built by Hippies by [archiveofourown.org profile] NezumiPi - Eric/Charles, teen. The story of the First Class movie, mostly focused on the relationship between Charles and Erik. Philosophy, agony, sarcasm, profanity. This was such a fascinating read. I snorted with laughter and gasped in shock/horror. There were so many sides to the characters and the author breathed new life into them, giving them different options, choices, paths. Beautifully written and very clever.

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20 March 2016 @ 12:15 am
Luther: seven wonders of the scientific world by [archiveofourown.org profile] Fahye - Alice Morgan, teen. Alice has long known that she only has respect for things she can't manipulate; very few people fall into this category, which is mostly populated by constellations and the elusive wavelengths of invisible light. This was so richly written. It felt like I was getting a real look inside Alice's head.

Luther: Strong Interactions by [archiveofourown.org profile] Speranza - John Luther/Alice Morgan, gen. Alice begins to sing softly. "Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do. I'm half crazy all for the love of--" Beautiful and intriguing. Very them. So easy to hear their voices as I read.

Captain America: august and her sons by [archiveofourown.org profile] glitteratiglue - Steve/Bucky, mature. Five times hot weather brought Steve and Bucky together (+1 time they didn't need the weather). Delicious and sad and achy. Really lovely.

Captain America: Your Touch, Your Skin (Oh Where Do I Begin?) by [archiveofourown.org profile] biggrstaffbunch - Steve/Bucky, mature. Steve learns to navigate a world where Bucky wants to touch and Steve wants to let him. Featuring: text messages from unhelpful Avengers, meddling best friends, lots of uncertainty, and Steve being so thirsty it's kind of sad. DELIGHTFUL. Such a ridiculous premise, but the author turned it into this achy, all-consuming thing. Really lovely.

Captain America: The Fifties by [archiveofourown.org profile] Speranza - Steve/Bucky/Peggy, explicit. "Because everything's all right, isn't it?" Bucky said. "Everything's great. I'm so happy; I never thought I could be this happy. You're happy, too, aren't you, Peg?" omg this fic. I can't tell you about it because it would ruin it. But it went one way and then side-swiped me, and I was actually on the verge of thinking, okay, but that's dumb and I was enjoying the ride before you did that, but then it just swept me away, and built on itself and one universe becomes two and... I'd better stop there but you really need to read this fic. I stayed up until the wee small hours reading and you will too. Really beautiful.

Avengers: you're gonna give your love to me by [archiveofourown.org profile] irnan - Steve/Bucky/Natasha, mature. In which Natasha Romanov gets dosed with sex pollen, pines self-indulgently for her best friends, dreams a lot, and has to deal with being dated. Oh, lovely, lovely. Such a feeling of coming home and, holy crap, what a lucky girl!

Sherlock BBC & Sherlock Holmes canon: Second Verse, Same As The First by tyleet27 - Sherlock/John, Holmes/Watson, R. Moments and lifetimes, friendship and trust and love, and the terrible difficulties of living a life with Sherlock.

Live Free or Die Hard: Collide by [archiveofourown.org profile] Destina - John/Matt, explicit. They've never talked about it. Never made contingency plans, though both of them knew this might happen. But Matt has always known that if danger threatens, John won't stop until Matt is safe. Fabulous, fabulous. I love how it took them so long to get there, how John got to rescue Matt but Matt was still a badass, and how tender they were with each other.

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: Looking Through You by [archiveofourown.org profile] Flamebyrd - Illya/Napoleon/Gaby, teen. "It's sweet of you to want to protect our honour, Illya," said Gaby. Illya opened the door to glare at them both. "I do not need to protect Napoleon's honour. He has none." Wonderful, wonderful. Great characterisation. Bickering and repressed emotions and emotional declarations and smirking and one-upmanship. ALL GOOD THINGS.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: a splintered labyrinth by [archiveofourown.org profile] csoru - Illya/Napoleon/Gaby, explicit. Up until that moment, the moment she received a velvet and lace mask in the shape of a stylised fox’s head, Gaby had not known what kind of party this would be. I love the physicality the author gave Solo and how strong Gaby was, how she took what she wanted.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: a say in the trade by [archiveofourown.org profile] Febricant - Illya/Napolean/Gaby, explicit. If Istanbul is a test, they fail. This felt very real, with no easy answers, no oversimplifying, and I love the roles the author gave each of them. It made me think a lot more about how the three of them would really work together, about the people they were, and how they would trust and protect one another, and far that would go. I think for the first time it had me thinking about their future, while they were probably all steadfastly living in the now. The author captured them but managed to make this different to any other MFU fic that I've read.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: Find The One Safe Way by [archiveofourown.org profile] Zee - Illya/Napoleon/Gaby, teen. I love it so much when Napoleon is the one who's unsure and convinced he'll be left on the outside.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: The Complex Affair by [archiveofourown.org profile] abbichicken - Illya/Napoleon, explicit. In which Solo deals with issues, and Kuryakin deals with Solo. I loved this. Darker than most of the MFU fics I've read, and sparse, and showing us something under the surface, but not all of it, like Solo is letting himself go completely in some ways but not in others, and they are still very dangerous men.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: The End Where We Begin by [archiveofourown.org profile] Ingu - Illya/Napoleon, teen. Illya kills an American spy in Zurich. Three days later, he’s staring into the face of a dead man standing in his hotel room. This was GORGEOUS. I don't want to give too much away, but all that longing and Illya learning to accept and the two of them working together and falling in love when they knew the restrictions on what they were... guh. Really lovely.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: The Be and End All by [archiveofourown.org profile] Ingu - Illya/Napoleon, mature. Illya has heard the stories, been taught the tales since his childhood. He has been warned of the degenerates who will entice and corrupt unsuspecting young men toward irredeemable sin, who will go against nature and turn their lust against their own people, those without morals or care for the innocents they will one day destroy. This was so hurty and so good. I loved how Illya saw Napolean.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: a true friend will argue by [archiveofourown.org profile] inlovewithnight - Illya/Napoleon, mature. Illya is bleeding. He can’t be too concerned about it, though, because it’s a flesh wound at most and Solo’s injury is much worse. Trust them to make a kiss so difficult, neither of them wanting to give an inch. I loved this. It was very them. All the things going unspoken.

The Losers: The Private Life of The Cougar by [archiveofourown.org profile] Arsenic - Cougar/Jake, teen. Cougar loses his family when he's fourteen. He finds a different one in his twenties. I loved the vibe between them.

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19 March 2016 @ 12:11 am
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: lo sparo a te (bang bang) by [archiveofourown.org profile] margot_tenenbaum - Napoleon/Gaby, mature. The thing was, Solo could dance. An actual Napoleon/Gaby fic!! Lovely and very them.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: Your Love is a Guitar and I Sold It by [archiveofourown.org profile] mytimehaspassed - Illya Kuryakin/Napoleon Solo/Gaby Teller, mature. In Istanbul, Napoleon replaces the bland hotel room painting with a stolen Kandinsky. I loved the give and take between the three of them as they circled each other.

Terminator: Genisys: always say yes by [archiveofourown.org profile] livii - Pops, Sarah, gen. "Yes, I care for Sarah Connor," he says. "Yes, I will always care for Sarah Connor." Pops and Sarah. N'awww.

Kingsman: Sleeping Beauty by [archiveofourown.org profile] Deepdarkwaters - Harry & Daisy, Harry Hart/Eggsy Unwin, teen. Eggsy's called off on an emergency mission after his mum's already gone to work and the only person available to babysit on such short notice is Harry. And he's actually brilliant at it.

Supernatural: The Devil Had a Daughter by [archiveofourown.org profile] electricskeptic - Castiel/Meg, mature. She's devoted her whole existence to serving a cause; now that's all gone, and she should be terrified. This is how all good angel/demon end of days love stories should go.

Ocean's Eleven: Play the Game Like You Have Nothing to Lose by [archiveofourown.org profile] dreamlittleyo - Danny/Rusty, explicit. In which Danny doesn't win Tess back, and Rusty suggests they find a new job to take his mind off things. I loved the way they knew each other inside and out, then suddenly find this new thing between them. Very them.

The Eagle: By Definition an Unmerited Gift by [archiveofourown.org profile] syllic - Esca/Marcus, explicit. "You never complain," Esca said. "When I ask anything of you." Gorrrgeous.

The Eagle: Vision of a Gentle Coast by [archiveofourown.org profile] alby_mangroves - Esca/Marcus, explicit. Esca asks a boon of Marcus. When the day comes there is only he and Marcus, a large jug of wine, a small pot of woad and the feat they have achieved together. This was so sweet and so hot.

Beauty and the Beast: Which alters when it alteration finds by [archiveofourown.org profile] bironic - Belle/Adam, Belle/Beast, explicit. Belle fell in love with the Beast. What if she isn't as into him as a human? The author managed to make this sweet and innocent and animalistic and hot all at the same time. Rawrr.

RPF Captain America: notes from the in-between by [archiveofourown.org profile] radialarch - Chris Evans/Sebastian Stan, teen. Sebastian Stan: "Bucky Barnes", 2011 — present. (At some point, he thinks, he's stopped acting.) So lovely.

RPF Captain America: What the Fuck, Why, What -- Fuck (and Other Boston Classics) by [archiveofourown.org profile] rallyonward - Chris Evans/Sebastian Stan, teen. So it happens like this: Sebastian calls Chris on a Tuesday. A-dor-a-bull. I had such a grin on my face at the end.

Crossover: Jessica Jones/X-men movies: The Trouble with Kilgrave by [archiveofourown.org profile] thelongcon - Kilgrave/Eric Lehnsherr, explicit. If the characters in Jessica Jones are the pilot fish of the mcu 'verse, then Kilgrave just got swallowed by a shark. I really wasn't sure I would get very far in this fic as torture and non-con is so far from my thing, but yet I read the whole thing. It was really brutal, and really fascinating. Erik has always been a ruthless son of a bitch, but it wasn't just punishment he was doling out here, but something much darker and complex.

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