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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.

Crossposted: http://nomelon.dreamwidth.org/253023.html
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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.

Crossposted: http://nomelon.dreamwidth.org/252879.html
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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.

Crossposted: http://nomelon.dreamwidth.org/252603.html
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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.

Crossposted: http://nomelon.dreamwidth.org/252179.html
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I appear to have finished my long-running Angel/Spike/Cordelia fic. And by long-running I mean -ahahahhahaHA- nine years, which I was really not aware of until I checked the dates. Those of you who can blast out tens of thousands of words or more in a week, I salute you. This is definitely not the best thing I've ever written, but it is the longest, and by god I was determined to finish it. Most of you reading this won't have looked at it, as Buffy fandom as we know it is now nearly -ahahahhahaHA- twenty years old. My first fandom beloved, that old behemoth, that juggernaut that brought me to the internet and fandom and all the crazy, messy, embarrassing, delightful shit that came after.

I need to have a serious re-read and a serious edit before I post the last chapter -- I'd ask for a beta, but yeah, can't see that happening -- and then I might even post it to AO3.

But in the meantime I'm just going to sit in the corner and alternate between crying and laughing that it took me this goddamn long to finish the stupid (100k+ words) thing.

Crossposted: http://nomelon.dreamwidth.org/251908.html
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03 March 2016 @ 10:12 pm
I got halfway through planning a post with :-O pictures! And everything! And it's been so long and it was so annoying that I just give up halfway through, sorry. It will just have to be textually rendered or it will not appear.

Thanks to [dreamwidth.org profile] jekesta, I've been sitting here trying to work but actually recasting the A-Team show because word on the street is there's a new series happening...

So Hannibal: Jeffrey Dean Morgan at his charming, grizzled, war weary best. (And if he's not available, I guess I could live with Idris Elba).

Face: Matt Bomer would be such an amazing Face (who would seriously need to be openly bi and no one on the team cares one jot.)

B.A.: Angela Bassett because seriously. (And if she's not available, I guess I could live with Idris Elba.)

Murdock: This one actually took the most thought. I eventually decided on... drumroll please... Hugh Dancy, because who can do troubled, adorable, loyal, intelligent, sad little puppy, beautifully broken, absolutely crazycakes better than he? (I also kind of toyed with the idea of Ivana Milicevic from Banshee because YES.)

Thoughts, feelings, comments for the class?

Crossposted: http://nomelon.dreamwidth.org/251689.html
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02 January 2016 @ 08:55 am
Lemme see... Four fics this year? That's one up on last year.

Thor: Greater Indignities - Loki/Thor, teen. A little moment between brothers, a disastrous moment, with magic.

The Losers: Getting Sucked In - Cougar/Jensen or sort of Clay/Cougar/Jensen, teen. Where there is bodyswap and Clay has a little problem while Pooch is wise beyond his years.

Supernatural: Listen to the Rhythm - Sam/girl!Dean, explicit. A brother and sister and a hunt in the rain.

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure: Mistakes Were Made - Bill/Ted, mature. One mistake leads to another... OR DOES IT?

Crossposted: http://nomelon.dreamwidth.org/251368.html
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08 December 2015 @ 12:37 am
Avengers: Infinite Coffee and Protection Detail series by [archiveofourown.org profile] owlet - Steve/Bucky, mature. The mission resets abruptly, from objective: kill to objective: protect. This is one of those fics that runs the gamut between silly, sweet, heartbreaking, poignant, fierce, funny, delightful, sad, clever, hot as hell and so much more, with some hugely memorable OCs. I loved this whole series SO MUCH you just need to go and check it out right now because this version of Bucky is my favourite version of Bucky. This was such an enormous delight to read. Five stars.

Avengers: The Trick to Binary Stars by [archiveofourown.org profile] shuofthewind - Phil Coulson/Skye, Darcy Lewis/Wanda Maximoff/Pietro Maximoff, Maria Hill/Steve Rogers, and other pairings. This is an epic and glorious series about the Avengers in a world with soulmarks. The details in this series: the anticipation, the waiting, the realisation, fate vs. free will... incredible. I love the extra dimension it gave their stories.

Avengers: and all the lines we cast will bring us home by [archiveofourown.org profile] glitteratiglue - Steve/Bucky, mature. Finding yourself is a little like losing yourself in the process: he would know. Gorgeous and hurty.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: i wanna get better by [archiveofourown.org profile] thebrotherswinchester - Napolean/Illya, explicit. Illya thinks of ice and snow, and how they stretch out inside him. Oh my goodness, this fic is GORGEOUS. The delicious longing and long intense kisses. So sweet and so sad. I love their little team and the way they care about each other.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: and suddenly i was a lilac sky by [archiveofourown.org profile] thebrotherswinchester - Napolean/Illya, mature. Five missions turn out all right, and one doesn't. So very, very delightful.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: A time for many words, a time for sleep by [archiveofourown.org profile] Zinnith - Napolean/Illya/Gaby, teen. Five times someone watched Illya Kuryakin sleep and one time he stayed awake. Really lovely. Oh, Illya.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: all that you have wished for, I know will come your way by [archiveofourown.org profile] janie_tangerine - Napolean/Illya, explicit. Where Napolean buys Illya sweaters and spoils him rotten and it's just really lovely. Nice to see super-restrained Illya letting himself live a little.

Teen Wolf: So Shed Your Skin and Lets Get Started by [archiveofourown.org profile] halfhardtorock - Derek/Stiles, explicit. He's sixteen and in the woods on the wrong side of the town-line and he's so fucking fucked. Where Derek sort of accidentally claims Stiles and they have to deal with the fact that they're mated. But it's really quite adorable and stupidly hot.

Teen Wolf: Everything We Know About You Guys Is Wrong by [archiveofourown.org profile] DevilDoll - Derek/Stiles, Esmerelda the dragon. Where Derek is kidnapped by a dragon and has to be her prince.

Teen Wolf: Dioskouroi by [archiveofourown.org profile] Devildoll - Derek/Stiles, explicit. "There's two of us now!" In which a spell to double Derek's power ends up being a little more literal than anyone expected. And it's just amazing.

Hannibal: Weak with the Dawn by [archiveofourown.org profile] emungere - Will gets called to a crime scene at a haunted house on Halloween. He takes Hannibal with him. Wonderful sense of atmosphere and longing. Very them.

Hannibal: A Wood Not Marked by Any Path by [archiveofourown.org profile] arboretum - Will/Hannibal, mature. The beast was his, whether he wanted it or not. And he did, he found, want it. He did. Life after death: Will navigates his way through whatever mess he’s gotten himself into. Very them, finding their way together.

Hannibal: Mock the Meat it Feeds on by [archiveofourown.org profile] xzombiexkittenx - Will/Hannibal, teen. Murder husbands in Argentina - neither is quite sure where the physical side of their relationship is going until Will gets picked up by a woman at one of their parties. Unsurprisingly, it doesn't go well for anyone. I do so love it when they're so smart they're dumb.

Hannibal: The Way We Sleep by [archiveofourown.org profile] halfhardtorock - Will/Abigail, explicit. A girl needs a father. And a bed. And a place to feel safe. Because apparently there's a way for Will to be even MORE fucked up.

Downton Abbey: Hollowing Stone by [archiveofourown.org profile] shuofthewind - Tom Branson/Sybil Crawley, Mary Crawley/Matthew Crawley, PG-13. All the Crawley girls have soulmarks. You'd think that would make things easier. Finally a DA fic worth reading! This is a really intelligent story giving a whole new angle on the Crawley's lives. There are some fascinating questions and answers, and a wonderful mythology backstory to the whole thing. A real delight to read. Wonderful writing and character voices.

The Walking Dead: Two Winters on the Road and one Kiss by [archiveofourown.org profile] thelongcon - Daryl/Rick, teen. Rick chooses. Gorgeous. In a brutal kind of way, but definitely gorgeous.

The Walking Dead: The Bridge by [archiveofourown.org profile] thelongcon - Rick/Daryl/Shane, explicit. Rick isn't shot in the pilot episode, but goes through the epidemic at ground zero, and comes across Daryl someplace different. I loved the feel of this, and the occasional humour. This Rick seemed so much more at ease in his own skin somehow.

RPF: Blind Dating by [archiveofourown.org profile] SuedeScripture - Chris Pine/Zachary Quinto, explicit. Chris makes a new friend and gains a different perspective. A really lovely story where Chris works in a bookshop and finds himself fascinated by the blind guy who keeps coming in.

Crossover: Avengers/Pacific Rim: Atlantic Rim by [archiveofourown.org profile] OwlinAMinor - ensemble, various pairings, teen. uilebheist (scottish gaelic): monster ; ironside (tony stark): giant monster-punching robot. Uh-mazing. I loved this. The author really captured so many emotions throughout.

Crossover: Hannibal/The Stand: Untitled Apocalyptic Cannibal Romance by [archiveofourown.org profile] halfhardtorock - Will/Hannibal, explicit. A post-apocalyptic tale where Will is Will and Hannibal is Hannibal and none of the old rules apply, and they're stupidly, dangerously, crazy in love. SO MANY GOOD THINGS IN ONE LITTLE FIC.

Crossposted: http://nomelon.dreamwidth.org/250956.html
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08 November 2015 @ 09:24 pm
Um, somebody is writing the Hell on Wheels fic where Fong really is a boy and basically nothing else changes at all? And Bohannan is falling and confused and doing that stoic resistant as hell but in way over his head as usual thing? Right? Just like what he's doing in the show and it's all the same but all completely different? Somebody's on that, right? Because I've been a very good girl and it's almost Christmas and the internet (sometimes) gives me things I want. Right?


Crossposted: http://nomelon.dreamwidth.org/250643.html
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I love daylight savings! I get an accidental extra hour in bed and still get to get up at the same time. I missed Back to the Future Day, but this is my kind of time travel. Now, the meme.

Account Created: 14 Nov 2009
Link to AO3: [archiveofourown.org profile] nomelon
Total Works: 71

Total Wordcount: 272538
Average Wordcount: 3838
Longest Story: Domestic Bliss - BtVS, Spike/Riley, 70,340 words.
Shortest Story: Perfect Moment - SPN, John/Mary, 419 words.

Total Kudos: 4570
Average Kudos: 64
Story With the Most Kudos: Killing Your Number - X-men, Scott/Logan, 493 kudos.

Total Comment Threads: 211
Average Comment Threads: almost 3
Story With the Most Comment Threads: Saying No - Almost Human, Dorian/John Kennex, 23 threads.

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Story With the Most Bookmarks: Killing Your Number - X-men, Scott/Logan, 135 bookmarks.

Stories With No Comments or Kudos: They all have kudos! Woo! I have no comments on 20 little fics, which is too many to list.

Go on, Killing Your Number! Not bad for a self-indulgent fic I thought no one would want to read.

Overall, I think this isn't bad, considering I uploaded a bunch of these fics BEFORE they added the kudos feature. (How aghast was I? Verily very.) I will never be at the top of fandom, I know that, but I think I occupy that warm, squishy little spot in the middle. It's warm here. There's a pillow fort. I like it.

Although, oh, for the glory days of lj where comments were plentiful and filled pages instead of just having a little button to click, and the comments sparked chatting and ideas and spawned more fic all the time.

In other news, one of the young teenagers in my English class was very excited to see we were doing a class about the internet and being a "nerd". The definition of nerd in the book was truly awful, so I told them to cross it out and we discussed what it really meant and if they thought they were nerds. Some said no and there were a couple of gamers, but she seems to be really into sci fi. She said that being a nerd was having a blog and watching certain shows and movies and reading about them. I asked what she meant reading about them: articles? blogs? She said, no, fanfiction. That's only the second time fanfic has come up in conversation for me in RL in all the years and years and yeeeeeears I've been into it. I had mentioned a few shows that I watched, which made her eyes widen, and when I said, "Oh, really? You write fanfic?" they did the saucer thing. I could see her going: someone KNOWS. I don't have to explain what FANFIC is. She knows about SUPERNATURAL. She stuttered out that she just read it, and I moved the class on.

Aw, baby French fangirl. :D

Crossposted: http://nomelon.dreamwidth.org/250368.html
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08 October 2015 @ 12:29 am
Jupiter Ascending: Follow Every Highway by [archiveofourown.org profile] gallifreyburning - Jupiter Jones/Caine Wise, explicit. Jupiter Jones needs a green card. Caine Wise needs a place to live. What's a little marriage of convenience, between strangers? Such a delight watching them fall in love backwards. I loved this different setting for them and how they were still so them.

Avengers: you're gonna give your love to me - [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. And it's cheesy and hot and lovely with such a feeling of coming home and finding exactly what you've been looking for and it's more than you ever expected and, unf, what a lucky girl.

Star Trek: Winter-Over by [dreamwidth.org profile] downjune - Kirk/Sulu, R. In Antarctica, winters last seven months. AU where the crew have all ended up working in Antarctica. This was a hell of a ride. The oppressive winter versus the glorious landscape; the way they were fighting personal demons and getting to know each other. It felt really organic. I really bought into it.

Star Trek: Observations by anon_j_anon - Kirk/Spock, R. First Officer Spock comments on life aboard the Enterprise and his service under Captain James T. Kirk. This is the reboot crew following, roughly, TOS timeline. It's one of the best first person fics I've ever seen, in Spock's voice no less. There are parts of it so intensely smart it made me hugely covetous that someone was able to write it and capture Spock so well. There are parts of it that absolutely SHONE with brilliance. It also could have used a good beta and there are some shorter chapters that I skimmed through as I'm not big on scattered thoughts or dreamscapes and the like. I also found it very odd that Kirk's ever other word was fuck but no one else in the future seemed to swear. But overall this is an EPIC love story. It answers and poses some great questions about their universe. It's Kirk and Spock that we know and love but obviously they are different in some very striking ways after the events of the reboot movie, and this really shows (in a good and fascinating way). The way they navigate their relationship, their mission, their friendships, their horrendous and joyous experiences on-board... I lost days, on and off, reading this fic. It's so, so worth a read.

Hannibal: Troppo by [archiveofourown.org profile] xzombiexkittenx - Will/Hannibal, gen. Where Will gets a minor injury and Hannibal massively overreacts. What is not to love in watching Hannibal massively overreacting? NOTHING. THERE IS NOTHING NOT TO LOVE.

The Walking Dead: The Game Changer by [archiveofourown.org profile] thelongcon - Rick/Daryl, mature. They're sheltered in this part of Alexandria, no one is looking, no one cares. Rick looks rumpled, ruptured open, there's a touch of whimsy to his voice when he confesses: "I could drift here." I loved the insight, the language, the way the author showed them both.

Crossover: Fantastic Four/Spiderman: Tied to the Wait and Sees by [archiveofourown.org profile] Mizzy - Johnny Storm/Peter Parker, teen. Johnny Storm's in love with Spider-man. Then he walks into a time anomaly and wakes up in the future married not to his beloved Spider-man, but to Peter Parker. As you do. My comment on this fic was: Oh my god. RIDICULOUS, RIDICULOUS DORKFACED DUMB-ASS. This was so much fun to read. Heee. And I stand by that.

Crossposted: http://nomelon.dreamwidth.org/250143.html
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02 September 2015 @ 10:48 am
You remember the days when I said I couldn't get behind Will/Hannibal in case Hannibal ate his face when they were making out, and wasn't interested in Steve/Bucky because there were much more interesting things going on in the Avengers fandom? Yeah... yeah, me too.

Captain America: Half of the History (We Shall Never Know) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Speranza - Bucky Barnes/Steve Rogers, Bucky/Steve/Peggy, Bucky/Steve/Natasha, explicit. This is a war story. One of those fics I stayed up faaaar too late reading because I just couldn't stop. It's really spectacular: a war story through and through, then lives led far beyond what they thought they'd get to have. I loved this version of Bucky and The Winter Soldier, and the way he and Steve were together, as necessary and natural as breathing. Beautifully written and hurty and hopeful.

Captain America: Winter's Children by [archiveofourown.org profile] Neery - Bucky/Steve, explicit. When their attempts to recreate the super soldier serum failed, Hydra started trying to breed Captain America clones from his genetic samples. Unfortunately, the serum's effects aren't passed down genetically, so instead of an army of tiny Captain Americas, they get a bunch of tow-headed, asthmatic, allergic, immuno-compromised little Steves. Oh, man. Amazing. How the author managed to put the Winter Soldier in this position and make it believable and make it work AND make each of the characters compelling and unique AND make it so very hurty and so very delightful all at once... I do not know. But loved every bit of it. So full of hurt and hope. Tony's interaction with Bucky was delightful.

Captain America: Not Easily Conquered by [archiveofourown.org profile] dropdeaddream and [archiveofourown.org profile] WhatAreFears - Steve/Peggy, Steve/Bucky, mature. Steve survives the crash, marries Peggy, whom he is madly in love with, and in 1966 thirteen letters that Bucky wrote are found. AND GOOD GOD. The DETAILS in this fic. The LONGING. Wonderful.

Avengers: Debt by [archiveofourown.org profile] Storynerd - Tony/Loki, teen. Tony Stark shouldn't find Loki fascinating, but he does, because all he’s ever wanted to do is take things apart to see how they work. Besides, he’s never been any good at following the rules. Marvellous. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Batman: Rumplestiltskin by [archiveofourown.org profile] xzombiexkittenx - Jonathan Crane/Bruce Wayne, Poison Ivy/Harley Quinn, explicit. Bruce Wayne finds Jonathan Crane and makes the mistake of taking him home. Things don't get any better when Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn roll up into town. This is quite brutal and awful, but very compelling and rather marvellous and I was fascinated by the whole thing. Just like you'd expect Gotham to be, I suppose. This is what happens when there is fear toxin and rampant mentally ill supervillans and scary man-bats running around. I'd expect nothing less.

Batman: Straightway Dangerous by [archiveofourown.org profile] xzombiexkittenx - Jonathan Crane/Joker, mature. Jonathan Crane and the Joker in Arkham. Oh, the mayhem and destruction these two boys could wreak.

Hannibal: Taken for Rubies by [archiveofourown.org profile] emungere - Will/Hannibal, explicit. Will invites Hannibal over for dinner. Hannibal brings him wine and flowers. A dissection of their pasts and the slow convergence of their domestic lives. Oh my GOD. Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous. There were parts of this that were that rare kind of scorching hot, where the tension and the want and the "oh, this is so very wrong but we're going to do it anyway as it's been missing from my life basically forever" were palpable. The way they were together was divine, their wants and needs and the lengths they would go to and the things they would give up for each other. Such details and writing. emungere gives AMAZING Will/Hannibal. A truly wonderful read. Five stars.

Hannibal: get over that hold out by [archiveofourown.org profile] amare - Will/Hannibal, teen. Will's obligated to attend the annual BAU Christmas party. Katz wants him to feel like part of the team, Jack's just trying to indulge his wife, Price is going for the open bar--and Will knows there's no way Dr. Lecter would be caught dead at such a black-tie travesty. Is a fluffy Hannibal fic even possible? Apparently so. Not even that it was super fluffy, but just felt like it was because, y'know, Hannibal. This was lovely, and still very them.

Hannibal: down the rabbit hole by [archiveofourown.org profile] amare - Will/Hannibal, explicit. He went to sleep in an asylum; he woke up in a reality not his own. (The non-opaque summary: Will wakes up in a universe where he and Hannibal are dating.) This whole series was wonderful. Rich and detailed and fascinating.

Mad Max: Fury Road: Dust and Fire by [archiveofourown.org profile] xyphe - Max, Furiosa, teen. The first ones show up three months after. Furiosa came to realize Max wasn't sending them their way just to be safe, to be helped, but also so they could help her, help her people. This was gorgeous. Rich and awful with that delicious blend of hope and fatalism.

Mad Max: Fury Road: Max of the Blue Place by [archiveofourown.org profile] palimpsestus - Furiosa/Max, ensemble, teen. These are the things men do. They steal and they hurt and they kill the world. But they love and they cry and they kiss their babies too. These are the things men do. Ah, god this whole series was fantastic. The world the author expanded on, the difficulties they all have in just being and surviving and finding their way, but building something stronger and better in the aftermath of Joe, not to mention figuring out how to be free and how to love... superb. I really enjoyed the read.

Once Upon a Time: Home Before Midnight by [archiveofourown.org profile] Fyre - Rumplestiltskin/Belle, teen. I actually started reading this because I apparently can't read and thought it was Rumple/Emma, imagine my disappointment, but it was so very good that I kept on reading. It ended up being so much more sensible than how the show went and a hugely satisfying read with great attention to all the characters. So I highly recommend it!

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Last of the Great Navigators by [archiveofourown.org profile] xzombiexkittenx - Jack Sparrow/Will Turner, explicit. Autumn is a season, an age, a state of mind, and Jack is starting to feel the cold. Fifteen years after Jack falls off Fort Royal and our heroes are not quite as young as they used to be. Just... lovely. Growing older and mellowing but still being dastardly pirates.

Suits: You'd Look Good On Me and the sequel You've Got Me Now (Under Your Thumb) by veritas_st - Harvey/Mike, NC-17. Harvey is Harvey and Mike is a tailor working for Rene. And it's really schmaltzy and just lovely.

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I am rewatching season one and two of Hannibal in preparation for watching the final season, which is something I basically never ever do. I'm enjoying it just as much this time as the first time, although missing a little something in the shock-horror of the reveals and revelling a little more in the humour and all the wonderful foreshadowing and backshadowing. Also having relatively recently discovered authors who made the Will/Hannibal fic work for me (no mean feat, but now I am really sold on it after a lonnnng period of going, ew, no but he's going to eat his FACE) it makes the already obvious subtext really sing. Like, REALLY sing. Will is so PRETTY but he looks so fucking worn down by the time season two rolls around, and Hannibal looks so WARY but so fucking LOST in what's happening because he's so fucking into Will, no matter how long and how precisely he's been in control of everything else up until that point, because the whole point of everything, in his book, is just seeing what's going to happen when crazy shit happens and rolling with it, and Will Graham is the one thing he can never accurately predict.

The fucking imagery, the language, the threads of images/ideas/music/even the fucking sounds, the dogs, the way Will and Hannibal interact, when they get so close to one another, then are ripped apart, then are so DRAWN to one another despite how they know it's basically mutually self-ensured destruction, i.e. everybody go boom but augh how they all totally know that and are going to do it despite all evidence/signs/cosmic events to the contrary.

Every single character ever. There's just no one boring in there. They're all either evil fuckers or funny as hell while being smart and getting shit done or so straight-laced and tightly wound you know there are a MILLION BILLION AWFUL THINGS going on just under the surface.

The way they never forget how things affect the characters, how if they lose someone or kill someone or fuck up, that shit stays with them. The way they love and hate with equal measure, the way Hannibal is TOTALLY FASCINATED by every little thing that comprises Will Graham... It's so fucking intimate, so fucking satisfying, so fucking intriguing.

How Will can look like a crazy motherfucker, like a little boy lost, like a poet's wet dream, like a competent almost-FBI agent, like a sexy bitch, like a fucking MAN amongst lesser men, like jesus-fuck a mixed up puppy, like ALL OF THE ABOVE ALL AT ONCE YOU BASTARD IT AIN'T POSSIBLE BUT YOU ONLY HAVE EYES FOR HANNIBAL EVEN THOUGH YOU HATE HIM AND YOU LOVE HIM AND HE COMPLETES YOU AND YOU WANT TO DESTROY HIM BUT IT ALL MAKES PERFECT SENSE AND YOU'RE KILLING ME RIGHT NOW.


The way they can still team up to solve crimes and Will can still turn his back to Hannibal while deep in thought and put his butt on Hannibal's desk while Hannibal's behind it, and Will is completely exposed, and they discuss things and he forgets himself for a moment and they're right there in the zone, doing what they do, and together, they solve crime!

This is really a spectacular show, one of maybe, what? Four that I've ever watched more than once in my entire life. I'm going to be so sad to see it go, but I'm so very sure it's going to go out with a bang... I had to stop typing there for a second to make wiggly fingers/grabby hands because HANNIBAL OH MY FUCK YOU GLORIOUS BASTARD.

Um, is that spoilery? I can't tell. I've been drinking my flavoured rum (AMAZEBALLS) and have nothing to do because I'm taking a flight tomorrow. Wish me luck/blue skies/happy sailing whatever typo typo typo adfkasdfj ...

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02 August 2015 @ 02:11 pm

I laughed, I cried (with laughter), I cheered, I laughed some more. There may have been a little drooling, too. For, I think, only the second time ever in a cinema I applauded at the end of the film. The whole audience was with me. It is seriously such a delight and doesn't take itself anywhere near as seriously as the first one.

The convenience store scene is spectacular. The drinking wine with the houseful of ladies is spectacular. The way it just RAINED dollar bills on them at all times was spectacular. The bromances were spectacular. The way they threw themselves into their one last great performance was spectacular.

Okay. I'm going over here now, but I go with a smile on my face and I go to find the soundtrack...

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A Little Bit of History Repeating 36/?

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.

Recuperation involved a lot of sleeping, sometimes alone, often curled around one or both of her vampires.

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I just went to see Terminator Genisys. While I had FEELINGS about it in an omg all those lives never lived kind of a way, like when I saw the Star Trek reboot, but was really okay with it because that's what they DO (wibbly wobbly timey wimey), and though there were OMG so very, very, very, very many plotholes and huge whonking great dollops of cheese, and no Terminator movie should ever be a 12, ever... I really, really liked it. I mean, I really, really liked it. Good old Arnie. Good old catchphrases. Good old Terminator movies. You have been mightily fucked with over the years, but when you get right down to it, it's about life, love, liberty and great big fuck off robots with bad attitudes from the future who can't be bargained with, can't be reasoned with, don't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And who absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead. And I'm fine with that. Five stars. Highly recommend. And sure the poking holes in it afterwards is half the fun.

Very upset that Bill Paxton did not get a cameo.

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11 July 2015 @ 08:00 pm
Did you cry at The Green Mile?

Did you cry at Fried Green Tomatoes in the Whistlestop Cafe?

Did you cry at Oz when Cyril O'Reilly was executed?

Did you cry at When the Wind Blows because nobody told you that it was a cartoon that was actually about two lovely little old people keepin' on keepin' on in a friggin' NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST?

Did you cry at Up?

Did you cry at Toy Story 3?

Did you cry at Doctor Who when your doctor died?

Did you cry at Sister Act 2?

Did you cry at any of the Rocky movies?

Did you cry at the end of Terminator 2?

And in other news... I am watching Fifty Shades of Grey. I'm not crying at it, but it is SO DUMB. So very very DUMB. So very like Twilight in the sense that there's so very little tension. And I'm thinking they cut out 99% of the dialogue from the book (which I never read but did flick through), but the 1% they left in is really making it zing. And... it just ENDED. Right in the middle of a montage in the rain. Jesus Christ, neon sign pointing to SEQUEL. Mutter mutter.

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Hannibal: Ladders by [archiveofourown.org profile] emungere - Will/Hannibal, explicit. Will is slowly losing his mind in the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane. He makes a deal with the devil to get out. Amazing. Their conversations blew my mind. The author captured them perfectly. Very intelligent and in character.

Hannibal: Imago by [archiveofourown.org profile] emungere - Will/Hannibal, explicit. Hannibal shaving Will's stubble with a straight razor. Holy moley.

Hannibal: down the rabbit hole by [archiveofourown.org profile] amare - Will/Hannibal, teen to explicit. The Will Graham we know wakes up in a universe where he and Hannibal are dating. A long and thoughtful read, the whole series was wonderful. Rich and detailed.

Almost Human: An Offer in the Form by [archiveofourown.org profile] charlottechill - John/Dorian, teen. John Kennex has a new partner who's far from perfect but not so far from human... maybe more human than the people around him. What the hell is he supposed to do with that? Really brilliantly done. One of the best and most realistic looks at John's thought processes that I've seen. Fascinating stuff.

Avengers: Out of the Depths by [archiveofourown.org profile] feelslikefire - Bruce/Loki, explicit. Still in hiding from the American government and having been forced to leave Calcutta, Bruce Banner finds an angry, injured Loki in an alley in a shady part of Bangkok. omg FASCINATING. I love love love the interaction between Loki and Hulk. Believable and totally a thing that NEEDS TO HAPPEN.

Captain America: Mission Parameters by [archiveofourown.org profile] what_alchemy - Steve & Bucky and Steve/Bucky, but it's gen, because omg. The soldier does not find the Mission. The soldier finds a tow-headed white child, aged approximately five years, unconscious and naked amid the empty Captain America uniform lying charred and bloody in the middle of what used to be a battleground. The soldier lifts the child up and slings it under one arm before running. How so broken and hurting and so goddamn cute in one fell swoop? Loved this. Beautifully put together. All the things said and unsaid. Ugh, just go and read it.

Captain America: To Live It Again Is Past All Endeavor by [archiveofourown.org profile] trinityofone - Bucky/Steve, teen. Time travel bodyswap! Present-day Steve and Bucky wake up back in their old bodies in 1938, while past Steve and Bucky wake in a future where they're both built like comic book heroes and Bucky's got what he thinks is a swell future robot arm. Fabulous. I loved the contrast between the past and present Steve & Bucky while still keeping them real and in character.

Captain America: When in Sparta by [archiveofourown.org profile] Ark - Steve/Bucky, explicit. Pre-serum Steve and Bucky fool around, and it's kinda filthy, very hot, and very them.

Jupiter Ascending: out of the woods by [archiveofourown.org profile] encroix - Jupiter Jones/Caine Wise, explicit. A girl wanders into the woods, and is led off the path by a wolf who devours her. The author gives them a fairy story and lets them find their balance. This was gorgeous.

Jupiter Ascending: all that is earth by [archiveofourown.org profile] novembersmith - Jupiter Jones/Caine Wise, explicit. Jupiter’s trying not to take it personally, but being inexplicably flinched away from is getting really, really old. So hot and then so adorable. Space dorks in love.

Jupiter Ascending: Thousand Miles by [archiveofourown.org profile] gallifreyburning - Jupiter Jones/Caine Wise, explicit. It's no small step, leaping off the top of the Willis Tower wearing gravity boots. This is the story of how Jupiter gets there. Amazing, amazing, amazing. Their (huge) world and the characters are captured so well. This is a continuation I'd love to see. Easily the best JA fic I've read.

The Fast and the Furious: Life Sentence by [archiveofourown.org profile] astolat - Brian/Dom, explicit. Where Dom goes back to Lompoc for life, but takes an out: volunteering to be bonded to a cop.

Ficart: Star Trek TOS: Somnalence by elfqueen55 - Kirk/Spock, PG. Lovely quiet moment.

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I also had a post about the last episode of Outlander, but it was mostly just unfinished sentences and a lot of expletives because WHAT THE FUCK.

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