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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: Fidem in Flore
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kat_lair/ Mistress Kat
Fandom: Lord of the Rings
Pairing: Frodo/Sam implied
Rating: PG
Word count: 100
Disclaimer: Not mine, only playing

Summary: It wasn’t proper to say such things aloud.

Author notes: Written as part of Halloween fangirl weekend with [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666 and [livejournal.com profile] dreamersdare. We all wrote to same fandom (Tolkien) and prompt (pledge).

Fidem in Flore )

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I'm emptying my 'to post' list of links and stuff, enjoy!


LOTR reunion. Oh the feels! A couple of more pics in this post.



Speaking of LOTR, here's an awesome fanvid done in the style of Suicide Squad trailer. I love mashups like this and this is fantastic!





Marauders and actors and POI and polyamory oh my! )

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Last day of recs for this round! I hope you’ve found something to read. Turns out I still have recs leftover so I’ll probably be back with another week of them in a few months… But for now, here’s the last mixed bag :)


Common Law

Other Cities Don't Know Me - Wes/Travis, Stargate Atlantis fusion with background McKay/Sheppard. The Atlantis expedition requires a law enforcement contingency. Guess who gets the call. This is delightful romp through all the best SGA tropes, including ‘mortal peril’ and ‘not-really-sex-pollen’ and ‘mortal peril number 302483’ and so on.

Say It With a Hug - Wes/Travis. The week’s therapy homework to hug your partner at every opportunity does indeed lead to some positive results. Lovely bit of angst in the middle as well, Wes’ voice is good in this.

Windows series - Wes/Travis, AU. There are two parts to this AU where Travis and Wes are strangers until Travis starts climbing through Wes' window when drunk. And then he starts doing it when sober too. Adorable rom-com, complete with cats! It is now my head canon that Wes is made to have cats.


The Hobbit

Beneath the Mountains Music Woke - Bilbo/Thorin. In which Thorin has a realisation and then proceeds to not do anything about it for stupid reasons. Lots of angst and pining and misunderstandings and a delicious wallow in the 'oh but I am not worthy, I have nothig to give, he's better off without me' trope. The epilogue and chapters leading up to it don't shy away from the dark under-current of Thorin's gold sickness either. Leaves a good deal for reader's imagination. Highly recced.

Para Bellum - Bilbo/Thorin. Hobbits aren't quite as helpless as the Dwarves thought... In fact, they're secretly excellent fighters. This hits my 'hidden competency' kink and hits it hard. Utterly awesome.


Lord of the Rings

Lovers' Day - Frodo/Sam. Someone is courting Frodo on Lovers' Day by leaving him all sorts of thoughtful gifts... This is just romantic fluff but again I liked all the details. The sex scene features virgin!Frodo so there's maybe a bit more blushing and fumbling than I can read without rolling my eyes, but it's sweet no doubt about that, so if you like romance and feelings and slow love-making go, go!

The Grand Annual Four Farthings Show - Frodo/Sam. This is long. Like loooooooooong. Like 'takes 124k to cover 3 days' long. It's pre-canon and has Sam and Frodo, along with every other hobbit in the area, attending a local agricultural/craft show/fair. The author tags this with 'hobbit social history' and it definitely is that. There's a lot of extremely detailed description of foods, crafts, animals, fairground rides, games, and yes, feeeeeeeelings (pining, so much pining) which some people will probably get bored with but I found delightfully interesting. Pure comfort read.

Verisimilitude - Merry/Pippin, modern university AU. Adorable romp around the 'pretend to be couple' trope, somehow in character despite the complete change in setting. Really liked it.


Rizzoli & Isles

When Maura Isles Made It Rain - Rizzoli/Isles. Here's a show that I've been watching a lot lately. Buddy-cop genre but with women and the banter and friendship are key to the fic too, although there's a fair bit of angst too as it deals with the aftermath of Jane going undercover us a high-class hooker and Maura as her client... Enjoyable read, realistic too in that change in feelings doesn't come easy.


X-Men

These Bridges We've Built (illustrated) - Erik/Charles, Azazel/Mystique, kid-fic. In which Azazel and Mystique rely on Uncle Charles to keep their offspring safe. Turns out that nothing brings people together quite like a teleporting baby, and the shared need to keep people safe. I loved everyone's characterisation in this and the layers of comic and movie canon that are twisted around. Angst, humour, adventure, feels, wonderful illustrations. Highly recced.

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Okay, so I’m not quite done with Daredevil yet. I should probably watch it one of these days as well, eh? Oh well, there’s some other stuff here too.

Daredevil (TV)

Bang Bang - Matt/Foggy, AU. This is just unashamedly adorable and romantic, full of flirting and banter and feels. Matt is Matt, except happier, and Foggy is a cop who can’t quite make himself arrest him. There’s slow dancing and jewellery and Matt being a little creeper. The perfect cure for any sadness or bad days.

De Nile - Matt/Foggy. Foggy’s crush on Matt is so painfully obvious and Matt spends years of listening to his heartbeat and not saying anything because he’s not interested. He isn’t. Not really, not like that, not like Foggy deserves, like… Okay so maybe Matt’s viewpoint changes slightly as the years go by. This is just unashamedly… romantic, I think is the word, but the real kind, so tender it’s painful.

Encounters - Matt/Foggy, + The Avengers. The Avengers really want to get to know the Daredevil. The Daredevil does not feel the same. Hilarious. Also, Tony's reaction to the whole thing is entirely in character. You get to the end and nod because yes, this is exactly what Stark would do.

Just Our Hands Clasped So Tight - Matt/Foggy. Matt is a tactile guy. A great Foggy pov, and a long (10k), gorgeous ‘from friends to lovers’ fic that leaves you aching in a really good way. I love how clear Matt’s fears and vulnerabilities are even when he thinks he’s hiding them.

Just Wanna Take Him Home - Matt/Foggy, hooker AU. In which Foggy mostly escorts little old ladies and then is hired to cuddle a lawyer on the regular basis. Adorable fic with lot of touchy-feely (literally) feelings, soft blankets and achy angst.

Something Dumb to Do - Matt/Foggy. Ahhh 33k of ‘marriage of convenience’ fic :D Because it makes total sense to get married so that Foggy will never have to testify against Matt. Everything you love about ‘fake relationship turns into a real one’ trope: feelings, rings, family, kisses, misunderstandings, kidnappings. Okay, so the last one is a Daredevil speciality but it adds flavour. Delightful!

Tell You My Sins - Matt/Foggy. Being the Daredevil has its consequences, even to Matt's sex life... Oh my yes, this is hot with an excellently handled bdsm/rough sex theme. Matt's uncertainty is well portrayed and in character. Delicious!


Lord of the Rings

Moonlight in Minas Tirith - Merry/Pippin. In which there's a brief respite in Minas Tirith before the final battle, and Merry and Pippin have time to reunite. And move forward. In character, cute and sexy!


Star Trek AOS

Our Life Is Not a Movie or Maybe - Kirk/McCoy, background Spock/Uhura, modern Hollywood AU. In which Bones is a script writer sitting on an indie hit, and Kirk is a hotshot director desperate to make it happen. This is excellent insight into industry, where every character is interesting and well crafted (look out for some familiar names from TNG!) and every subplot as interesting as the main one. Long, satisfying read, thoroughly recced.


X-Men First Class

Math Reasons - Charles/Eriks, modern university AU. This is adorable and hits my ‘from friends to lovers’ button hard. The boys still have their powers and their differences, Charles is still in the wheelchair, things are not still not easy. But there’s also college parties and friendship and gleeful sexual experimentation (and much kudos for making this realistic with a disabled characters). Told in two timelines which jarred me first but actually ends up working well. All the supporting characters are awesome too. Long and highly recced.

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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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Well, I've completely failed at writing anything as a birthday treat but I knocked together this quick fic cover for [livejournal.com profile] moth2fic's lovely LOTR fic The Paths of the Living (Aragorn/Boromir/Faramir) instead...


Hope you like it darling, and hope you had an awesome birthday! Many, many hugs!

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Being Human UK

Teethe and its continuation Suffer Well - Hal/Tom. Hands up if you thought the werewolf/vampire dynamic mark 2 was as ripe for some slash potential as the mark 1. o/ This is a very, very hot, but more importantly interesting and subtle exploration of that, with both guys perfectly in character. Hal can't drink Tom's blood, which makes him a safe substitute to do... everything else with. Right? The sexual tension in these fics is something else and the otherness, the 'not human' aspect of the the characters comes through loud and clear.



Hawaii Five-0

Tell You What (you're gonna do) - Danny/Steve.
I loved the effortless, organic feel of this, and the banter and Danny's internal monologue were just spot on. The sex scene was well balanced between smut and emotional connection, without veering so much on either direction as to leave me bored.  



Lord of the Rings

The Paths of the Living - Aragorn/Boromir, Aragorn/Faramir, Aragorn/Boromir/Faramir.
Boromis survives the Orc attacks and so Aragorn finds himself with two princes of Ithilien to love. The language is gorgeous and the dynamic between the three men believably developed.



Original Fic

The Heart May be Tiny but the World's Enormous - m/m.
Down on his luck goat-thief gets caught in the act by the goat's owner who turns out to be a widowed swordsmith with a young child to look after and a need for a live-in babysitter... This is a wonderful long read, set in a richly drawn world of Imperial China (or something closely reminiscent). Everything is viscerally realistic, from the everyday chores to the characters with their human imperfections to the sex. Highly recced.



Psych

The Closet and Dr Caligari - Gus/Shawn.
Oh god, long Gus/Shawn is so rare that I literally squealed from excitement when I stumbled across this 37k fic of awesomeness from an author whom you may recognise from the Life of Mars fandom. This fic reads like a really good episode of the show with a suitably ridiculous case to solve but with a lovely 'from best friends to lovers' development to go with it as both men struggle with their own fears and insecurities. Lovely read, perfectly captures why this pairing is the otp of the show for me.



Sherlock Holmes (2009 movie)

A Perfectly Ordinary Day - Holmes/Watson.
A fic about the day that changed everything, a lovely slow pace and attention to detail.

Observations on Sentinels and Guides in Victorian London - Holmes/Watson, AU. Where Holmes is the Prime Alpha Sentinel of London, without a Guide until one war-weary doctor steps out of the ship. The world-building in this is truly fascinating and the fic hits my possessiveness kink in the best way possible. Interesting secondary characters, details of the society and a case to the boot. Great, long and engrossing read.

Silver Light and Shadow - Holmes/Watson, AU. Summer camp AU, after a fumbling teenage teenaged night fiver years ago the boys are back at the camp, this time as counsellors. A charming story.



Sherlock Holmes (book canon)

What’s in a Name? - Holmes/Watson.
Holmes does some maneouvering to ensure that Watson returns to Baker Street and finds that the domesticity between takes on a new flavour. A lovely getting together fic with warm comfortable inevitability.



Star Trek (Reboot)

Not All Those Who Wander - Gen.
Spock Prime wanders the universe, righting wrongs and being a badass. A certain level of canon knowledge is needed for the whole awesome impact of it, but a true treat to leave any Trekkie grinning.

kat_lair: (GEN - emotional tech support)
Just finished rewatching the LOTR trilogy and now I want eleventy million fics about the twu wuv of Sam and Frodo, and Merry and Pippin, and Aragorn and Legolas, and Aragorn and Boromis, and Legolas and Haldir, and... ugh, ugh, why is 80% of all LOTR fic either scary purple prose or the really wrong kind of wrong. Saying that I am kind of desperate... Maybe I can find that fic with the candle sticks again...

Oh Jesus H. Any recs anyone? Or like reliable rec lists. Ones that are guaranteed naked!Gandalf free... *cries at Frodo sailing away like a giant emo hobbit he was*

ps. wtf LJ, stop messing with my formatting
kat_lair: (GEN - emotional tech support)
Just finished rewatching the LOTR trilogy and now I want eleventy million fics about the twu wuv of Sam and Frodo, and Merry and Pippin, and Aragorn and Legolas, and Aragorn and Boromis, and Legolas and Haldir, and... ugh, ugh, why is 80% of all LOTR fic either scary purple prose or the really wrong kind of wrong. Saying that I am kind of desperate... Maybe I can find that fic with the candle sticks again...

Oh Jesus H. Any recs anyone? Or like reliable rec lists. Ones that are guaranteed naked!Gandalf free... *cries at Frodo sailing away like a giant emo hobbit he was*

ps. wtf LJ, stop messing with my formatting

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