seimaisin: (torchwood-style porn)
Day 2

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you did not create. Drop a link to your post in the comments. See if you can rec fanworks that are less likely to be praised: tiny fandoms, rare pairings, fanworks other than stories, lesser known kinks or tropes. Find fanworks that have few to no comments, or creators new to a particular fandom and maybe aren't well known or appreciated. Appreciate them.


You all know I'm almost exclusively reading in Dragon Age right now. I'm going to rec there - because I love the fandom and these stories and I think everyone should get into it the way I have. And because I read somewhat rarer pairings that need more attention. So there. :D

First, I'll finally take the opportunity to rec a fic that I read last week and ADORED. War Is Never Cheap Here, by [livejournal.com profile] cherith and [livejournal.com profile] serindrana. Dragon Age, Teagan/Cauthrien, set post-Origins. Summary: Bann Teagan has been corresponding on and off with the Lady Cousland for the past eight months; Queen Anora sends her watchdog, the dreaded Ser Cauthrien, to investigate. It's a rare pairing, nearly 100,000 words, and it's AMAZING. I read it on my Nook, and honest to god, I occasionally forgot I wasn't reading a published novel. It's the story of two people who were more than a little affected by a war that ravaged their country - who were on opposite sides of the conflict - and how they each have moved on (or haven't moved on). It's a fantastic romance in which sexual intimacy comes relatively easily, but emotional intimacy is decidedly more complicated. The ending legitimately made me choke up, which I can't say about many fics.

Seriously. Read it. It's worth your time.

Through These Pages, by Defira. Marian Hawke/Cullen. So, back in the fall, I was reading fic almost exclusively on the kink meme. I found the beginning of this fic and started tracking it, despite the fact that I wasn't terribly keen on Cullen at that point. This fic changed that ENTIRELY. I'm a sucker for epistolary fic, and fic that has delicious sexual tension and eventually even more delicious sex, and this one hits every single one of those buttons. Marian and Cullen are delightfully combative at first, but their anonymous letters get more and more intimate at the same time as their attraction gets more and more apparent. And then there's sex. And it's awesome. :D

Knots, by ... well, anonymous here, though I know the author has posted the first story in this series on AO3 under their name, which I can't remember at this moment. (Someone can feel free to chime in if they know, though, and I will edit!) Marian Hawke/Nathaniel Howe. The first story - "Missives" - is another amazing epistolary fic, but I'm reccing this one because it's SO HOT, I still have to fan myself when I think about it. There is bondage and dirty talk and oh god, just read it. I want to read about this Marian and Nathaniel and their sexual adventures FOREVER.

... and there. Witness pretty much all of my favorite fic tropes displayed in three amazing fics. Read them. Love them. :D
seimaisin: (frank slings his guitar)
Hey! Want some more [livejournal.com profile] no_tags recs?

Poetry Makes Nothing Happen - Mikey/Ray, a futuristic military AU with cross-dressing. Yes, that sounds like a strange combination, one that made me slide past the story until someone else recced it. It's worth the read! An interesting world, one I'd love to read more of.

Write Us Everywhere In Invisible Silence - Pete/Mikey. Cute story about secret messages and the way boys communicate emotions to each other.

Copper Candy Inside - Pete/Patrick, in which Patrick is a DJ and Pete's a musician desperate to get his band on the air. I'm impressed with how well-drawn the characters are in such a short piece, it feels a lot longer and more in-depth than it is!

The Fastest Way Back Home - Pete/Mikey, nice little travel-and-touring related vignettes. I like the frantic feeling of this, how ragged they both are and how they help each other.

Breathe on your neck, make knots with our fingers - Frank/Gerard, set in early MCR, immediately post-Pencey days. A great sense of that early-band, just-scraping-by desperation in Frank and Gerard's interactions. (Disclaimer: I totally have NO IDEA who wrote this story. Really. ;))

Bringing Gravity Back - Gabe/girl!Mikey, set during Eyeball/Midtown days. The sharp-yet-easy relationship between Mikey and Gabe is really interesting, and the sex is super hot. :D

It's Raining on Prom Night - Frank/Mikey, Killjoys 'verse. I love how they took the canon references to Fun Ghoul and Kobra Kid's stunt show and took off from there! The whole thing has a great sense of dirt and desperation, like the Killjoys verse should have.

Fuck the Snow (Repeat As Necessary) - Frank/Gerard. I'm normally hesitant about present-day set MCR fic that keeps the wives and kids and still pairs the guys up together, but this one is nicely done!

Crush With Eyeliner - Ray/Gerard. Adorable and funny and awesome. Mikey is the best part. :D

... I'm still making my way through open tabs. SO MUCH GOOD FIC, you guys. I seriously can't wait for the author reveal!
seimaisin: (a little girl's joy)
I woke up feeling a little fragile - damn those end-of-vacation blues, coupled with my unhealthy tendency to compare myself to others. But, as I read my friends list, I discovered that today is More Joy Day, and that seems like the perfect idea for a cold, gloomy Thursday, so I'm going to try spending the day concentrating on that instead. :)

First up - some [livejournal.com profile] no_tags recs. I may not know who wrote the following stories, but they made me happy yesterday, so the authors deserve some props! :D

Up up down down left right left right B A start - super hot Mikey/Alicia porn, for the prompt "coming off the road." I love their easy dynamic in this story. Also, did I mention it's hot? Because it is.

9½ Things to Do With a Time Machine and Panic! at the Disco - gen, Doctor Who crossover. I laughed the entire way through this story. It's BRILLIANT. Don't miss it!

Glitter, Stars, and Matchbox Cars - Ashlee/Travis, prompt "early childhood educators." This story is so adorable, I can't possibly tell you. And I hadn't ever thought about how hot the idea of Ashlee/Travis would be, but damn if it isn't.

Smells Like Sunshine - Ashlee/Victoria, prompt "space opera." Because, well, SPACE OPERA. ♥ And the details and characterization here are just lovely.

Drums and Monsters - Frank/Gerard, prompt "vampires and werewolves, oh my!" This is the kind of universe I want a million stories in. It feels like the beginning of an epic tale.

Romantic Victories of Peter the Great - Pete/Mikey, prompt "college AU." Short and adorable. I love Mikey the math major quite a lot. :D

That's just a few of the stories I've bookmarked so far, and there are a whole bunch from last night I haven't read yet! This has turned out to be an awesome, awesome challenge so far. :D

More Joy Day. It's a beautiful idea. Let's make it happen! :)
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So, I threw my hat in the ring over at [livejournal.com profile] help_pakistan, offering a fic of at least 2000 words. (But most of you know me, whatever I write is bound to be at least twice that length. ;)) I prefer to write either Inception or bandom right now, but I would also take a stab at Eleven and Amy and Rory or the Leverage gang if someone so desired! It's for a really good cause! Please, someone bid on me, so I don't feel like a loser. :D

Speaking of Inception fic, my delicious is getting out of control again. Here, have a few more recs for your weekend!

you aren't the graduate (and she isn't mrs. robinson) (Ariadne/Arthur) - I really love it when someone does an original character well, and this is wonderful. An outsider's view of the future team, with some nice character moments observed by a POV character without a clue.

untitled OT3 fic from the kink meme (Ariadne/Arthur/Eames) - five times it was just two of them, and the one time it was all three. Lovely little vignettes!

Even Game (Arthur/Eames) - They're in Japan, they play Go, Arthur rather gracefully catches a clue. :D Super sexy in a very understated way.

words, words, words (Arthur/Eames) - high school AU! I was pretty sure oversaturation in bandom had killed my desire to read any more high school AUs as long as I lived, but I was wrong. But, they're teachers in this one, so it kinda doesn't count, I guess? ;) Anyway, drama teacher Eames woos English teacher Arthur. Hilarity ensues.

Penrose Triangle (Ariadne/Arthur/Eames) - more OT3 fic! \o/ Lovely Arthur POV, from his first meeting with Eames to just after the movie ends.

untitled drunk!Eames fic from the kink meme (Arthur/Eames) - okay, so, to this day, one of my favorite bandom fics ever is the one where Patrick drunk-dials Pete, which has sadly been deleted from LJ, or I'd link it here. :( Anyway, in this one Eames continually drunk-dials Arthur, and it makes me laugh in just the same way that one did. :D

Paris, London, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo, Sydney, Venice (Ariadne/Arthur) - a complicated version of their relationship, interspersed with some great architectural details from each of the cities it takes place in. A gorgeous bit of writing!

Going to see the movie again tomorrow. (Hey, [livejournal.com profile] northatlantic hasn't seen it yet! And she's had a shit week, so dragging her out to a movie is totally good. ;)) I suppose this obsession costs less than bandom does, as I'm only paying $10 per ticket (... and $10 for soda and popcorn every time, because I have a Pavlovian reaction to the smell of movie theater popcorn), instead of the hundreds of dollars is inevitably costs to road trip and see a band in concert 3 times.

(Dear MCR, my monies would totally belong to you if you would PUT OUT A STUPID ALBUM AND TOUR. Ahem.)

Anyway ... movie obsessions are cheaper. I'll count that as a win for the moment. :D
seimaisin: (the top keeps spinning)
Hey, how about some Inception fic recs? :D This is not a comprehensive list of fics I've read and loved, not by a long shot. (I spent a lot of the first couple of weeks reading fic at work, where I did not bookmark anything. Siiiigh.) But, anyway, here are a good handful of stories you should all be reading!!


My Slumbering Heart - a Victorian AU!! A vaguely Ariadne/Arthur/Eames OT3 Victorian AU!! There is not much you could possibly add to that description that could make me love it more.

Collecting Stolen Moments - speaking of OT3, a lovely short morning-after fic.

the question is not whether I treat you rudely, but whether you ever heard me treat anyone else better - Arthur/Eames, featuring Vegas and military backstories and a truly awesome Mal. I may have recced this before, but it's worth repeating. I could list all of [livejournal.com profile] hackthis's stories in this post, but this one is my favorite, really.

the alchemy of us - a lovely, sexy, vaguely hurt-y Ariade/Arthur.

If You're Just Playing Along, I Promise We'll Be Fine - Arthur/Eames, featuring drunk!Arthur, which will never not be awesome. :)

Honor Amongst Thieves - Arthur/Eames. If melodrama and hurt/comfort are your thing, this is your story. ::nods::

Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want - Ariadne/Arthur. Ariadne starts dreaming a rather ... friendly projection of Arthur. Really, who can blame her?

I Will Change My Ways - Ariadne/Eames. Okay, first of all, why are there not more people writing me this pairing?? Second of all, there need to be way more people using the dreaming concept in as interesting ways as this. Ariadne and Eames forge themselves bodies of the opposite gender and do some exploring. Oh so very, very hot. ::fans self::

Dreaming of the Dead - a cute short crossover with Primeval, in which Cutter's issues are predictably even more homicidal than Cobb's. ;)

i tattooed an anchor right beside your name - Leverage crossover! Eames and Sophie are siblings and former partners-in-crime; the two teams join forces for a job.

(Aside: I really love the above fic, but after reading it, I realized that, instead of siblings, what I really want is for someone to write Eames/Sophie. Because that would be hot like burning. Don't pretend it wouldn't.)

Finally, not a fic rec, but go read the manifesto on why Eames is brilliant. Also contains many screencaps that make me want a DVD quality version RIGHT NOW so I can pause a high def scene and stare longingly. Mmmmm. :D

Oh, Inception fandom, you have completely stolen my mind. Maybe I'll ask for it back someday.
seimaisin: (eleven is a grumpy-face)
It's been a long time since I've read Doctor Who fic, but that's how I've spent most of my post-con day today. some recs, behind a cut because they all deal with the finale, which I believe hasn't aired on BBC America yet. )

I also spent part of today watching the Confidentials for the last two episodes. I really just want to put Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and Arthur Darvill all in my pocket and keep them with me forever. It is going to be a LONG six months until I get new Who!! ::pouts::
seimaisin: (patrick thinks you're shiny!)
I'm actually reading [livejournal.com profile] bandombigbang stories as they come out! (Sorta. In the same general time frame as they come out!) This is a change for me; I probably actually missed 3/4 of last year's BBB stories, and all stories from the first wave of this year that I was not involved in beta-ing or cheerleading. I suck, I know, but I was really burnt out there for a while. Strangely, it was taking over [livejournal.com profile] dotcoms_refresh that got me back in the game; I say "strangely" because it's been a good deal of work, and logic would say I'd be even more burnt out right now. But really, it's just reminded me why bandom has turned out to be my One True Fandom. So, time to share the love again!

Anyway. I'm going to start making some public posts of fic recs, as I get back into the game. Once I make it through the current wave of BBB and start diving into the fic I've skipped for the last year or so, feel free to mock me for being behind the times. ;) But, for now, three stories that have been posted in the last week! I feel so ... timely!

Somewhere in the Framework by [livejournal.com profile] lordessrenegade. Future!fic, Brian/Patrick/Bob. I had no idea I needed that threesome in my life until I read the header for that story. There's a baby band, and three guys who are varying degrees of comfortable in the roles they're currently playing in the music business. I'm a sucker for future!fic involving fictional baby bands, y'all. Also, there's really hot sex. It's like the whole thing was made just for me. :)

Black Swan Theory by [livejournal.com profile] autonomyanatomy. A Primeval AU that's kind of ridiculously adorable. Bob/Frank, though that's not the focus of the story. You don't need to know Primeval to get it (other than the fact that it involves dinosaurs), but if you have watched the show, you might laugh just a little more. :) The best thing about this story is the dialogue, fast-paced and somewhat reminiscent of an old-school screwball comedy. If you're looking for something to make you giggle, this could be the story for you!

Pick The Poison (And Pour Yourself A Glass) by [livejournal.com profile] inlovewithnight. Gabe/William, William/Mike Carden. For something completely different ... this one's as intense and brutal as the last story is light and comedic. William has issues. He needs both Gabe and Mike in very different ways, but Mike has a hard time coming to terms with what that means. Definitely a warning for violence here; the whole thing is wonderfully done, though, in a way that kicks you in the stomach.

... and now, I should probably go do some writing of my own. ::is determined::
seimaisin: (pete is shocked by your porn)
I plan to answer comments later tonight. But, first, I have to go get my hair cut. While I'm gone, here, have a random fanfic-related poll!

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