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It's that time of the year again! I've usually only managed this AFTER the NY but knowing just how busy my January will be, I thought I better get this out of the way now...

Fics posted in 2016 by Fandom:

Actor RPF
In Regno Patris (Jeffrey Dean Morgan/Jensen Ackles, NC-17, 2,268 words) – on LJ & on AO3

American Idol
Indirect Communication (Adam/Kris, PG, 2,197 words) – on LJ & on AO3

Angel: the Series
and it must follow (as the night the day) (Spike/various male characters, PG-13, 652 words) – on LJ & on AO3

Bandom
be running up that road (Gen or Ryan/Spencer, PG, 240 words) – on LJ & on AO3
Daisy Chain (Pete/Patrick, G, 100 words) – on LJ & on AO3
In from the Cold (Frank/Mikey pre-slash, G, 671 words)  – on LJ & on AO3

Being Human (UK)
Lecture 1. Introduction (Gen, G, 500 words) – on LJ & on AO3

Doctor Who
A Gamble (Gen or Doctor/Master, PG, 300 words) – on LJ & on AO3

due South
Message Received (Fraser/RayK, PG-13, 1,038 words) – on LJ & on AO3

(The) Great British Bake Off
not the true believer (this song’s for you) (implied Mel/Sue, G, 200 words) – on LJ & on AO3

(The) Hobbit
Birthday Surprise (Bilbo/Thorin, PG, 200 words, co-authored with [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666) – on LJ & on AO3
Party Invitation (Bilbo/Thorin, PG, 190 words) - sort of! This is [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666's fic and I just added a little bit to it, none of it on my LJ so hence only giving you the AO3 link
our history is just in our blood (Fili/Kili, PG-13, 1,377 words) – on LJ & on AO3

Grimm
Solstice Wreath (Nick/Monroe, G, 100 words) – on LJ & on AO3
where the streets have no name (Nick/Monroe, NC-17, 3,462 words) – on LJ & on AO3
Working Late (Nick/Monroe implied, PG, 600 words, co-authored with [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666) – on LJ & on AO3

(The) Librarians
Auto Recovery (Ezekiel Jones, PG-13, 423 words) – on LJ & on AO3

(The) Lord of the Rings
Fidem in Flore (Frodo/Sam implied, PG, 100 words) – on LJ & on AO3

Marvel 'verse
Breaking Point (Bruce/Tony/Pepper implied, PG, 249 words) – on LJ & on AO3
Deadpool: The Apocalypse (Deadpool & Wolverine, PG-a3, 653 words) – on LJ & on AO3
sparks hope like morrow (Bruce Banner, hint of Bruce/Tony, M, 759 words) – on LJ & on AO3

NCIS
The Promise of Wine (Tony/Tim, PG, 250 words) – on LJ & on AO3

Person of Interest
and good, this danger (is danger of love) (Finch/Reese, NC-17, 7,329 words)  – on LJ & on AO3

(The) Professionals
still a little bit of you (laced with my doubt) (Bodie/Doyle, PG-13, 865 words) – on LJ & on AO3

QI RPF
Alan Davies, Dragon Defender (Alan Davies/Stephen Fry, PG, 500 words) – on LJ & on AO3

Sherlock
an artery upon the hill (Gen or John/Sherlock, PG, 267 words) – on LJ & on AO3
Out of the Desert (Gen or John/Sherlock, PG, 173 words)  – on LJ & on AO3

Star Trek (AOS)
Planning Ahead (Kirk/McCoy, PG, 1,569 words) – on LJ & on AO3

Stargate Atlantis
Reverse (Radek/Rodney, PG, 146 words) – on LJ & on AO3

Strictly Come Dancing
Window of Opportunity (Bruno/Craig pre-slash, G, 344 words) – on LJ & on AO3

Supernatural
so cleaves the moon (Gen or Sam/Dean, PG-13, 300 words) – on LJ & on AO3

Non-fic things
Pup and Trainer: Going Out – Small Fandom Big Bang Art (Southland) – on LJ & on AO3


Meme questions under the cut )

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Title: Solstice Wreath
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kat_lair/ Mistress Kat
Fandom: Grimm
Pairing: Nick/Monroe
Rating: G
Word count: 100
Disclaimer: Not mine, only playing

Summary: The wreath was on the door when Monroe got home.

Author notes: [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666 and I wrote ficlets to same fandom and prompt (for this one the prompt was ‘bonding’)

Solstice Wreath )

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Read Working Late 1/2 here first!

Title: Working Late 2/2
Author: Mistress Kat / [livejournal.com profile] kat_lair
Fandom: Grimm
Pairing: Nick/Monroe (implied)
Rating: PG
Word count: 300
Disclaimer: Not mine, just playing.

Summary: Nick is working late. Monroe interrupts

Author notes: Second part of [livejournal.com profile] margaret_r’s birthday present.

Working Late 2/2 )

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Title: where the streets have no name
Author: Mistress Kat / [livejournal.com profile] kat_lair

Fandom: Grimm
Pairing: Nick/Monroe
Rating: NC-17
Warnings/enticements: Alley sex, d/s vibe, accidental blood play (What? It happens, okay?)
Word count: 3,466
Disclaimer: Not mine, just playing.

Summary: Nick is undercover as a hustler. Monroe stumbles on the case just as it’s about to go south. Things happen. And by ‘things’ I mean ‘sex in the alley’, obviously.

Author notes: Written as a response for a randomly drawn fandom and prompt: Grimm + hustler fic (I mostly failed at this last part). For the purposes of this story (and all my Nick/Monroe fics), both are single. Title from the U2 song of the same name. Because of reasons.

where the streets have no name )

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Back in England, been chilling and recovering from the travelling and the 'holiday'. Perfect time to do my yearly Fic Round-Up, though the offerings are a bit paltry this year...

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Fics posted in 2015 by Fandom:

Actor RPF
To Oscillation! (James Franco/Shia LaBeouf sort of, PG-13, 645 words) – on LJ & on AO3

Atlantis
Secrets (Icarus/Pythagoras, PG-13, 533 words) – on LJ & on AO3

Avengers
Gravitational (Bruce/Tony/Pepper, PG-13, 2,093 words) – on LJ & on AO3

Good Omens
Reformation (Aziraphale/Crowley, PG-13, 1,648 words) – on LJ & on AO3

Grimm
Blutbad in a Bath (not a blood one) (Nick/Monroe, PG-13, 1,120 words) – on LJ & on AO3

Lewis
Candle, Leaf, Memory (Gen or pre-Lewis/Hathaway/Hobson, PG, 100+100+250 words) – on LJ & on AO3
Elemental (Lewis/Hathaway, PG-13, 4x100 words) – on LJ & on AO3

Life on Mars
Fake It (Chris/Ray, PG, 100 words) – on LJ & on AO3

Person of Interest
leave a day at every door (Finch/Reese, PG, 3x100 words) – on LJ & on AO3
Service (Finch/Reese, NC-17, 515 words) – on LJ & on AO3
stars when you shine (you know how I feel) (Finch/Reese, PG, 1,400 words) – on LJ & on AO3
things which enclose me (Finch/Reese, PG-13, 1,371 words) – on LJ & on AO3

(The) Professionals
Love Unchained (Bodie/Doyle, PG-13, 501 words) – on LJ & on AO3

Sherlock
Liquid Courage (John/Sherlock, PG-17, 1,117 words) – on LJ & on AO3

Stargate Atlantis
Arrangement (McKay/Zelenka, PG, 100 words) – on LJ & on AO3

Strictly Come Dancing
Balance (Darcey/Gleb, NC-17, 1,729 words) – on LJ & on AO3
Swivel (Craig/Bruno, NC-17, 1,200 words, co-authored with [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666) – on LJ & on AO3


Non-fic things:
carry me down (rolling in your arms) – Small Fandom Big Bang Art (Political Animals) – on LJ & on AO3
Conversations on a Balcony – Small Fandom Big Bang Art (Atlantis) – on LJ & on AO3
The Paths of the Living – Cover Art (Lord of the Rings)  – on LJ & on AO3


Meme questions under the cut )

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Three Days of Christmas Kat's Fic Recs - Day Two


Avengers (movies)

All Things Counter - Bucky/Steve, daemon AU. I really liked the splintered, dissociated Bucky pov in this, the exploration of what happens if your soul is outside of you and hurt as his is. Angsty but with a hopeful ending, everyone's daemons are well thought out too.


Battle Creek

Dress the Part - Russ/Milt. Russ in a rentboy outfit. Enough said.


Glee

Worthless/Priceless - Blaine/Kurt, slave AU. This is one of those fics that is almost too wallowy, cliched and sappy at times but I have a terrible weakness for the 'abused slave rescued' trope and I admit to reading all 94k of this and enjoying it thoroughly. Like candy. Slave fic candy. Om nom nom.


Grimm

read the map like poetry - Roddy/Barry(/OMC), background Nick/Monroe. This is a really great roadtrip fic of Roddy and Barry partying their way across the country, driving home from college. The OMC is fantastic, and this young adult look at the Wesen world seems realistic, while the whole thing is still infused with a sort of dream-like quality that pulls you along. Highly recced.

The Life and Times of Nick Burckhardt, Prefect - Nick/Monroe, Hogwarts AU. Who doesn't love a good Hogwarts AU? Nick and Monroe are prefects patrolling together and there's teenage angst, plus some great melding of both canons.


The Hobbit

Devils of Truth - Fili/Kili, not related and slave AU. Fili is given as gift to the crown prince of Erebor. Turns out slaves are treated quite differently in the Kingdom Under the Mountain than Fili is used to. More of the slave fic candy! 53k of glorious feels and angst and cliche. Also, the description of Fili in his party finery was most excellent!


Person of Interest

Dangerous If Unbound - Finch/Reese, bdsm AU. By now you know how I feel about bdsm AUs and about this pairing. So when I found out that Astolat had written 23k glorious words of it I almost stroked out from sheer excitement. I've read this fic maybe about 4 or 5 times now and it's earned a permanent place in my go to list of fics for when I just want something comforting that I know is brilliant. This not only hits my love of power dynamics, but it also caters directly for my extreme fondness of the 'the unassuming seeming person is secretly a BAMF' trope. Boy does it. Highly, so very highly recced.

Furnace - Finch/Reese. Takes place after season 3, Finch and Reese are travelling Europe; regrouping, recruiting, and readjusting their relationship. The description of the different cities is lovely, and there's an unhurried feel to this despite the underlying urgency.

Inscribed - Finch/Reese. Harold has a tattoo. John approves. Kat approves too. A lot.

Intimacy - Finch/Reese. A number means that two of them have to take their 'pretend couple' act all the way. Turns out no one really minds. Everything is so casual until it isn't but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Funny and hot and sweet and wonderful.

remember, there are eagles - Finch/Reese, daemon AU. The summary for this is 'Five things Harold’s daemon isn’t, and one she is' and the fic itself is perfect and clever, somehow both fragile and strong like Harold and John. As an aside, one of the things Harold's daemon is NOT... I really wish she was, because that is a perfect concept and someone should write it asap. You'll know what I mean when you get to that point and go '...oh' like I did :D

Touchstone - Finch/Reese. Something is up with Harold. Luckily for everyone John gets to the bottom of it (with a little help) and history doesn't repeat itself. Harold's behaviour in entirely believable considering his past, and the embedding of literary quotes works wel and adds depth to the story.

Walking in the Dark - Finch/Reese. John and Harold are used to walking in the dark, but they no longer have to do it alone. A ball game, a dinner, and a realisation. This is utterly lovely, with great characterisation, and deals with Harold's disability and its very practical implications when it comes to sex with care and realism.


Star Trek (AOS)

Caught in the Crossfire - Kirk/McCoy. Extreme h/c with emphasis on the hurt, including medical procedures done in the rough, without anaesthesia. I'm not particularly squeamish but parts of this made me cringe. Also, there's a lot of introspection and mastication of feelings. You may wonder why I'm reccing this after all that but the case itself is pretty intriguing and I really liked the original character in this, and well, a little wallow in feels is like cotton candy. Still delicious! If you like h/c, you should enjoy this.

Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance - Kirk/McCoy. This is an adorable Academy era Christmas fic where Kirk's Advent Calendar consists of different ways of wooing Bones. The graphics add to the story and the ending as adorable.

Submit, Fight, Fail, Fall (or why you can't fight the blood that's in you) - Kirk/McCoy, aob AU. This is a delicious wallow of feels and cliches. Jim is an abused omega who has sworn off alphas. Bones shows him that not all alphas are bastards. Power dynamics, possessiveness, friends with benefits thing morphing into something real, lots of hot sex. Oh, and it's 59k, so fix yourself a cuppa and enjoy.


X-Men: First Class

Celestial Navigation - Charles/Erik. Wonderfully descriptive fic that adds depth to the recruitment tour, immersing Erik and Charles and the reader in 1960s New York. Brilliant glimpse of Orore as a child too,

Homecoming - Charles/Erik. They may not be talking but when Charles is in trouble, Erik runs to the rescue without hesitation. And nothing makes compromise look as tempting as mortal peril. Lovely fic.

I Wanna Give, I'm Completely Positive - Charles/Erik, modern & bdsm AU. Short but adorable fic about Erik who has been saving himself for his dom.

write this number down (you can call it anytime) - Charles/Erik. Erik acquires twins and finds parenthood somewhat challenging. Luckily there's Uncle Charles... This is a great story both as a 'kid fic' and how it treats the very adult, very fragile relationship between Charles and Erik.

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Hello my wonderful flist. I have managed to finish one lecture so I'm giving myself a few days off for Christmas. There has been a lot of cooking and baking and hanging out with mum, and it has all been very therapeutic.

Unfortunately, I still can't squeeze out any creativity for fics or art, or even pretty photos (I have some cat ones, yay?) for Christmas. So instead of something original, I present and gift to you (see what I did there?)...

Three Days of Christmas Kat's Fic Recs

3 days, 20 fic recs per day, variety of fandoms = something to treat yourself with after the holiday activities and socialising gets too much.

Happy Christmas. Stay awesome.

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Three Days of Christmas Kat's Fic Recs - Day One

Battle Creek

at last, we see each other plain - Russ/Milt. I'm very fond of this show which is so very obvious in its slasher baiting. The fic is a classic take on the 'something from the past comes back to haunt them' trope, with added hurt/comfort and slowly dawning realisation.

Caught with Your Glasses On - Russ/Milt. Glasses porn. Well, glasses making out. Still, pretty cute.


Daredevil (TV)

Down to the Bone - Matt/Foggy, daemon AU. All the goodness of 'from bffs to lovers' and intense feelings but with addead daemons, plust daemon touching at the end of course. Adorable.


Grimm

Cohabitation and Eventual Domestication - Nick/Monroe. From housemates to something more with a lot of sweetness and ust. This is such an easy, sweet read, really enjoyable.

It's Not a Revolution - Nick/Monroe. When Nick moves in some things change and some don't. I like '5+1' fics and this is lovely and domestic.


The Musketeers (BBC)

In Our Wonder And Astonishment - Richeliu/de Treville, bdsm AU. Look, okay, so I tried watching the show and just couldn't get into it. My memories of French history are vague. I never read Alexander Dumas all the way through. I have no idea about even what the actors playing these parts look like. None of that matters, because this a long (97k), glorious bdsm AU and those are like delicious edible gold dust to me. The world building is excellent, and the sheer intrigue of politicking in Louis XIII's court with added bdsm dynamics would've kept me hooked quite apart for the lovely 'pretend relationship turning to a real one' aspect of the story. Highly recced.


Person of Interest

less bigger than the least begin - Finch/Reese. Finch's former employee is in trouble. Reese is having a lot of conflicted feelings about helping him. Great OMC, angst and misunderstandings and oh, oh Reese and his presumedly unrequited feelings and their conversation at the end *clutches heart* Also delicious, subtle power dynamics because John loves Harold showing and telling him what to do, and oh, oh I was back to clutching my heart for the sex scene. Gorgeous fic.

Stripped (down to the bone) - Finch/Reese, aob AU. John thought he was too old to get into heat again. Turns out he was was wrong about that. This is 11k of John descending into a beautifully needy, desperate state and how Harold is there for him, even if he doesn't think it's such a good idea.

The Most Important Meal of the Day - Finch/Reese. Finch and Reese start sharing baked goods for breakfast. The whole thing sounds unbearably sweet and it is that, but there's also slashes of bitterness and pain, but it is Reese's want, deep and desperate, that is the most delicious thing about this.

The Water - Finch/Reese. To help his injuries and pain, Harold takes up swimming again. This time John is there to help. If only Harold would let him... Sensual, deeply caring, and very well captures both erotic and healing potential of water.


Stargate Atlantis

A Secret Island in Your Mind - McKay/Zelenka. For such smart guys, it sure takes Rodney and Radek a while to get on the same wavelenght. Author describes this as 'romantic dramedy' which is pretty accurate :D Lots of pining and jealousy even afte they get together. One of my favourite pairings for this fandom and it was so great to read a proper long (25k) fic for them. Remember to check out the lovely fanart too!

Connection - McKay/Zelenka. This will resonate with every non-native English speaker, or really anyone who has had to adjust to a new language/culture. Loved it.


Star Trek (AOS)

En Promenade - Kirk/McCoy. Holy crap, why hadn't I read this before? This is an excellent, long Academy era fic of Jim and Bones moving from friends to lovers. Don't be thrown by the detailed references to things that happened before, there isn't currently a prequel (I checked, though I could also be wrong) and it confused me a bit but just seems like something the author was putting in place for a potential prequel... Anyway, back to the story. Fuck, the ust in this is fantastic. There is a lot of dancing and surprise competency which always works for me. The scene at the club with the suits... Oh Christ, I can't remember the last time a fic made my toes literally curl because the sexual tension was just scorching. This kept me interested all the way to the end, even when the fic moves to established relationship. There's also a sequel which I haven't read yet but probably will. Really, very highly recced.

Ooooo, Doctor Bones - Kirk/McCoy. Bones is a goddamn superstar in his own field. Hits my competency kink just right.

Water's Edge - Kirk/McCoy, merpeople AU. There's something Bones has been keeping from Jim.. Something that's about to come and bite them both on the ass. The alien culture and planet are nicely alien, the angst is delicious, and who doesn't like the idea of mer!McCoy?


Star Trek (multi)

Things - Kira/Odo, mostly gen with ensemble cast, daemon AU. This fic requires you to have at least medium level familiarity of TNG, Voyager and particularly DS9 where it takes place. If you have that, and you enjoy strong characterisation and daemon AUs then run, don't walk, and read this now. This centres around Odo, his lack of Daemon, and how fluid is the concept of a soul. Excellent fic that trusts the reader.


The X-Files

the furthest constellations - Mulder/Scully, daemon AU. This is essentially a retelling of key moments of the first two seasons of the show, but with daemons, and with Mulder and Scully actually acting on their feelings in the end rather than internalising them for several more years of angst. What with the new six episode season around the corner (I saw a poster in town the other day and made a noise that made even my past 15-year-old self cringe) I've been returning to the fandom a bit for the fics, so this was really lovely way to visit some of those moments that made me squeal and melt and gasp when I was a teenager :D


X-Men: First Class

An Act Too Often Neglected- Charles/Erik, Logan. Hilarious outsider pov fic. Logan sure as hell didn't plan on being the gift Erik drops at Charles' feet like a dog presenting a rabbit to his master, but here he is, witnessing their awkward attempts of conciliation whether he wants to or not (hint: he really doesn't).

No Matter What - Armando Munoz/Alex Summers, bdsm AU. This is an offshoot of a longer verse but works really well on its own. The world building is great, and I would love to read more about all the original character/pairings we meet briefly at the start when the soulmate search journey ends in a juvenile detention centre...

Time to Grow - Charles/Erik, alternate fix it ending. Charles and Erik play chess and have a lot of not dates. Somewhere along the line they also actually talk about things. Characterisation is excellent and it doesn't shy away from the difficult topics like Erik's 'kill first, consider ethics later' habit. Relationship development is lovely, but the moral philosophy discussions are almost better.


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Title: Blutbad in a Bath (not a blood one)
Author: Mistress Kat / [livejournal.com profile] kat_lair
Fandom: Grimm
Pairing: Nick/Monroe
Genre: Pre-slash, h/c, fluffy bath times, unintentional d/s vibes (I blame Monroe)
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 1,120
Disclaimer: Not mine, just playing.

Summary: Monroe doesn’t even like baths. Much. He likes a certain Grimm just fine though…

Author notes: Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] margaret_r and thank you for your patience with all the traumatizing beta work we send your way each year. Cheers to [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666 for reassuring me this was at least vaguely in character… I can’t believe it’s almost a year since I’ve written Grimm fic!

Blutbad in a Bath (not a blood one) )

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Fics posted in 2014 by Fandom:

Grimm
Birthday Gamble (Nick/Monroe, G, 100 words) – on LJ, on AO3
Catch of the Day (Nick/Monroe, R, 200 words) – on LJ, on AO3
restless song 1. sing no songs except of restless blood (pre-Nick/Monroe, PG-13, 1,442 words) – on LJ, on AO3
restless song 2. not your average lullaby (pre-Nick/Monroe, PG-13, 2,472 words) – on LJ, on AO3

(The) Hobbit
Two-Heart Sound (implied Bilbo/Thorin, PG, 2,200 words) – on LJ, on AO3

Lewis
Birthday Treat (Gen, G, 100 words) – on LJ, on AO3
Dream of Dragons 4. All Things Mortal (pre-Hathaway/Lewis, R, 8,002 words) – on LJ, on AO3
Dream of Dragons 5. Ghost Man (pre-Hathaway/Lewis, R, 11,438 words) – on LJ, on AO3
Finite (Hathaway/Lewis, PG, 1,471 words) – on LJ, on AO3

Masterchef (UK)
Courtship (John/Gregg, PG-13, 900 words) – on LJ, on AO3

(The) Professionals
Birthday Stakeout (Gen or Bodie/Doyle, PG, 150 words) – on LJ, on AO3

Sherlock
your frayed ends all tied up (John/Sherlock, R, 362 words) – on LJ, on AO3

Skyfall
Transition (M/Moneypenny (potential/one-sided), PG-13, 1,890 words) – on LJ, on AO3

Stargate Atlantis
Winter Night (McKay/Zelenka, PG, 2,000 words) – on LJ, on AO3
Writing on the Wall (McKay/Beckett, NC-17, 11,096 words) – on LJ, on AO3

Strictly Come Dancing
Are You Gonna Be My Girl? (Craig/Male of your choice, R, 100 words) – on LJ, on AO3
Bite the Night co-authored with [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666 (Bruno/Craig, NC-17, 26,887 words) – on LJ, on AO3
Caricias co-authored with [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666 (Bruno/Craig, NC-17, 15,135 words) – on LJ, on AO3
Snap Turn (part of a co-authored drabble series) (Bruno/Craig, PG-13, 100 words) – on LJ, on AO3

Supernatural
Full Tang (Dean/Sam, NC-17, 1,333 words) – on LJ, on AO3

Telephone
show me your teeth 0. birds and bees and prison keys (Beyoncé(HoneyB)/Lady Gaga, NC-17, 9,435 words) – on LJ, on AO3

Non-fic things:
Three Wallpapers (Lewis) – on LJ, on AO3
Magic is Rarely the Solution Art (Royal Pains) – on LJ, on AO3


Meme questions under the cut )

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Title: not your average lullaby
Author: Mistress Kat / [livejournal.com profile] kat_lair
Fandom: Grimm
Pairing: Nick/Monroe (heavy pre-slash)
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 2,472
Warnings/enticements: Erm, idk. There’s an implied d/s vibe but I think it’s so subtle it’s mostly in my head. Some blood and violence but less than you’d see in the show.
Disclaimer: Not mine, only playing.

Summary: Monroe learnt long ago that not acknowledging his weaknesses never ended well. For anyone.

Author notes: This is a sequel to sing no songs except of restless blood and will make more sense if you read that first. Note that I’ve only recently gotten to this fandom and just finishing season 2 so please not to be spoiling me in the comments. These fics are based on season 1 canon and dynamic. Thank you to [livejournal.com profile] margaret_r for a wonderful beta read.


not your average lullaby )

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Title: Catch of the Day
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kat_lair / Mistress Kat
Fandom: Grimm
Pairing: Nick/Monroe
Rating: R
Word count: 200
Warnings/enticements: Erm, idk. Consensual chase-and-capture?
Disclaimer: Not mine, only playing

Summary: Nick is the willing prey.

Author notes: I was in the mood to write pornlets so [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666 gave me some prompts. This one was ‘Nick/Monroe + forest’. I'm sorry about the title. Just... not sorry enough to change it.

Catch of the Day )

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Again, these are all Nick/Monroe. BECAUSE MONROE, okay?

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5 Times Neither of Them Said 'I Love You' and 1 Time One of Them Did by brbsoulnomming - Entirely awesome! And not nearly as schmoopy as the title suggests. Also includes my favourite fandom trope about Monroe marking Nick's place as his territory.

All the Time in the World by Kittycrackers - Sharing body heat trope with added almost bestiality. Surprisingly gentle and romantic when all is said and done.

Ask Me No Questions by laceymcbain - I love Hank and this provides good characterisation of him, following the clues to the most logical conclusion as he questions Nick about his relationship with Monroe. Funny and subtle, technically gen with heavy pre-slash connotations.

Gingerbread by entanglednow - Sex magic. Delicious and funny.

How Does Your Garden by entanglednow - See above except this time with sex pollen.

Incautious by entanglednow - Yes, I know. In retrospect I should've just gone through Sol's fics first because everything she churns out is quality stuff. Every time I get into new fandom and then realise she writes for it too (god I love multifandom authors) I get the happies. This has gorgeous tension and smart, on the spot, characterisation.

Of All by laetificare - Interesting villain/case, doesn't shy away from the bloody and horrible.

Phoenix Burning by ?? (orphaned work) - Canon AU where Nick is still a Grimm and Monroe is still a Blutbad except he also works as a fireman. And there's an arsonist bent on burning up Wesen running rampant in Portland... The premise has a nice romance novel feel to it, including Nick having many a swooning moment over Monroe doing his firefighter thing (and who can blame him). The case is also intriguing and well constructed.

Routine Makes The Man by ArkadianMouse - Canon AU with a premise that I would have happily watched a show about too. Nice h/c too.

shut the laundry room door by Menacherie - Awwwww my heartttt, this is all warm and perfect. Nick smells like Monroe. Nobody minds.

Surrender by Guanin - There is a lot I like about this fic, particularly the way Monroe's past means not everything is all roses and happy times in a new relationship.

The (Grimm and Blutbad) Book Club (for the Eager and the Doomed) by laceymcbain - Well Nick needs some reason for seeing Monroe on the regular. Pretending he's attending a book club seems like a good one. Until Monroe runs with the idea for reals. Delicious hints of pre-slash, left me grinning. Hank and Wu provide brilliant supporting cast here.

welcome, ghosts by somethingradiates - Meet Monroe's family. They're about as fucked up as you'd expect and the fic doesn't shy away from the sheer brutality of Blutbaden pack relations. Apart for the sex, this reads like something that could easily happen in canon.

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kat_lair: (GRIMM - reformedish)
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Title: Birthday Gamble
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kat_lair / Mistress Kat
Fandom: Grimm
Pairing: Nick/Monroe
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 100
Disclaimer: Not mine, only playing

Summary: What did you get a Blutbad for a birthday?

Author notes: Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] margaret_r! You’ve been such an awesome beta and friend that [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666 and I decided to treat you to some drabbles and ficlets. We divided six of your fandoms between us and each wrote you three things to enjoy on your special day <3 Here’s the second one from me!

Birthday Gamble )

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Grimm Recs!

Apr. 9th, 2014 05:54 pm
kat_lair: (GRIMM - cometh the wolf)
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Because I just bitched and whined about lack of quality stuff, I thought it would be only fair to showcase the numerous exceptions. Turned out there were quite a few fics worth a read though so there will be a second rec post for those in a few days. :D

All recs are Nick/Monroe. Because that's the way I rock atm.

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FICS

Food of Love by mrsvc - Food is love. End of story. People feeding people out of love is like one of favourite fic and RL things. Lovely.

Freak Out by brbsoulnomming - Monroe's wolf side does not freak Nick out. Quite the contrary. Oddly sweet in its way, liked it a lot.

Kiss With a Fist by ?? (orphaned work) - Fight sex. With rimming. Whilst Monroe is not fully human anymore. Enough said. Except for GUHHH

Monroe's Fairytale Halfway House by mrsvc - Ahhhh I love 'families of choice' tropes and Grimm is full of troubled teenagers that could use a Grimm and a Blutbad as big brothers. Lovely, heart-warming, feel good read.

Nimble Tongue by laetificare - Nick is cursed to lie. It all spirals out from that. Really interesting premise, and nothing about this fic (not the case resolution, nor the relationship changes) comes easy

Not Helping! by LadyNyxRavus - Nick waves the red flag. With predictable consequences. I do rather enjoy this trope and this is one of the better executions of it :D

The Grimm of Portland by ?? (orphaned work) - A good case fic with additional mind control feature. The way in which Monroe gets around the compulsion to obey a particular order is... well, you'll see. Ouch.

The Wolves in Waiting by jibrailis - Nick has all the keys to Monroe's house, and his life. The writing is fantastic and I love how the author trusts the reader to get it and doesn't spell things out. Understated and lovely. Highly recced.

You be Rose and I'll be Jack by ?? (orphaned work) - It's canon that Nick is good at drawing. Turns out he has quite a preference for one particular model. A'wwwwww.

(We're Looking For) Something Dumb to Do by mrsvc - 'Woke Up Wesen Married' trope is sadly entirely underused, more of this I say! This is funny and romantic with good characterisation and Rosalee being awesome too.



VIDS

A Blutbad's Gotta Howl by TheSylverLining - A too short vidlet that vidder calls 'lulzy' and I call ajkldsjgksfjssakhsdjfk guh. Thissssssssss is what I'm talking about re Nick trying Monroe's control. I have watched it about five times already.

Clear Night in June by madtodream - Oh man, I couldn't decide whether to laugh or clutch my heart from the ~feelings~ It's Nick/Monroe set to an Eminem song and it shouldn't work but somehow it still does.

Secrets by DeWinter79 - N'awwwwww woobie!Monroe, giving all his secrets away. Ahhhhh (b)romance.

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writing

Apr. 6th, 2014 06:43 pm
kat_lair: (GEN - crowded)
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[livejournal.com profile] pushkin666 and I are co-writing a werewolf Bruno/Craig fic on IM whilst I also struggle to write the sequel to sing no songs except of restless blood. The following exchange perfectly illustrates the process.

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[livejournal.com profile] kat_lair: opens my monroe fic
[livejournal.com profile] kat_lair: hoping to get another 500 down tonight as it's about that now
[livejournal.com profile] kat_lair: obviously would help if i knew where it was going
[livejournal.com profile] pushkin666: mating, claiming, sex
[livejournal.com profile] kat_lair: no
[livejournal.com profile] pushkin666: monroe buying nick some red silk boxers
[livejournal.com profile] kat_lair: no
[livejournal.com profile] pushkin666: sniggers
[livejournal.com profile] kat_lair: this is not that fic
[livejournal.com profile] kat_lair: look i'm not in the frivolous pwp stage of new fandom/pairing love yet
[livejournal.com profile] pushkin666: okayyyyyyyyyyyy
[livejournal.com profile] kat_lair: this is the 'I HAVE INTENSE AND MEANINGFUL FEELINGS ABOUT THESE CHARACTERS AND THEREFORE THIS FIC IS INTENSE AND MEANINGFUL AND ABOUT FEELINGS'
[livejournal.com profile] pushkin666: yes dear.  pats your  non-12 year old fluffiness
[livejournal.com profile] kat_lair: this is the 'character defining, serious writing, throw in every meaningful and poetic metaphor i can, because of feelings' fic
[livejournal.com profile] pushkin666: i'm writing about bruno wanking off in graig's house
[livejournal.com profile] kat_lair: that's nice for you
[livejournal.com profile] kat_lair: :D
[livejournal.com profile] pushkin666: so you go off and have intense feelings and i'll get bruno to come on craig's sofa
[livejournal.com profile] kat_lair: you've just described our co-authorial relationship to a t

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kat_lair: (GRIMM - reformedish)
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I still haven't gotten around to finding some Grimm icons so I had to make one (or ten. um.) quickly. Because Monroe. Feel free to snag it. I may get around to doing a proper Monroe icon post but there's no guarantees.

Anyways, I have now finished season 1 of Grimm. The finale made me go all 'LOL H50 COPIED YOU'. Anyway, now I have... thoughts. And feelings. Granted, the former are not very highbrow and the latter largely centre on Monroe, but what can you do.

Yes, I like it, more now that we're moving away from the creature of the week episodes (not that I don't enjoy those) and getting to the deeper story-arch with all sorts of politics in play. Mmm politics. For reference, see my love of DS9 and Babylon 5.

I'll put rest behind the cut just in case.

About the characters )


About the fanfic )

Now, I know I promised actual recs but there seem to be more of those than expected so they'll be in a separate post which I should get around to within a few days.

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kat_lair: (KINK - marked)
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Well, it was only a matter of time. A show with supernatural elements? Check. A BFF pairing? Check. Potential for power dynamics? CHECKCHECKCHECK. This is all [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666’s fault. Sigh, I don’t even have any Grimm icons to post this with, ffs.

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Title: sing no songs except of restless blood
Author: Mistress Kat /  [livejournal.com profile] kat_lair
Fandom: Grimm
Pairing: Nick/Monroe (heavy pre-slash)
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 1,442
Warnings/enticements: Implied d/s vibe, though pretty mild at least by my standards. Drunkenness. Some angst.
Disclaimer: Not mine, only playing.

Summary: Nick wants to stay, he wants to, but maybe he needs a reason that isn’t pity or duty or some kind of twisted attempt at redemption for past sins.

Author notes: Note that I’ve just (like last week) gotten into this show/fandom and am only halfway through season 1 so that’s the canon basis I’m operating from. Please not to be spoiling me in the comments.

sing no songs except of restless blood )

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