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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: an artery upon the hill
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kat_lair/ Mistress Kat
Fandom: Sherlock
Pairing: Gen or John/Sherlock depending on your goggles
Rating: PG
Word count: 267
Disclaimer: Not mine, only playing

Summary: John stands watch.

Author notes: For [livejournal.com profile] milly_gal whose comments made my ‘two weeks of fic’ this autumn a joy. Title from Emily Dickinson’s The Name – of It – is ‘Autumn’

an artery upon the hill )

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Title: Out of the Desert
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kat_lair/ Mistress Kat
Fandom: Sherlock
Pairing: none or John/Sherlock depending on your goggles
Rating: PG
Word count: 173
Disclaimer: Not mine, only playing

Summary: Dreaming and waking up, then and now.

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

Out of the Desert )

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THE SOUND I MADE WAS LIKE A DYING DOLPHIN!



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A mixed bag today!


Battle Creek

bad blood (mad love) -  Milt/Russ. Milt’s old boyfriend shows up. Russ does not react well, but not for the reasons you’d expect. This starts with the ‘ex in town’ trope but it actually takes it somewhere much, much deeper. This is a best exploration of exactly why Milt’s secrecy and ‘model FBI agent’ act bothers Russ so very much that I’ve seen, gets is better than the show itself really. And says something kind of profound about relationships in general in the process. Excellent, highly recced.


Fast and the Furious Series

Life Sentence - Brian/Dom, bonding AU. Ahhhhhhhhh bonding fic! Facing twenty-five to life Dom grabs the only way out he can see and volunteers for bonding. And with his scores a certain compatible Federal Agent is about to come calling… Great premise, great plot, great banter and oh my yes GREAT sex… Ngh. Dirty and glorious. Go read now; everything you need to know about canon is this: Dom pulls high-speed heists, Brian is a disillusioned FBI agent, they both really, really like driving dangerously. That’s it, you’re set, NOW GO!


Highlander

Hot Space – Duncan/Methos. Aww yeah BAMF!Methos \o/ Possibly one of the reasons I liked this fic so much was because Duncan spends most of it off-screen, after having gotten himself kidnapped. Methos to the (reluctant and bitchy) rescue, hampered/aided by a plucky OFC who totally ships it. I enjoyed Methos being clever and competent and the hero of the day despite resenting the last part oh so much.

Planning is for Imbeciles – Duncan/Methos. Methos here is a bit too pining for my taste objectively speaking but the humour and writing more than make up for it. Methos’ self-deprecating inner (and sometimes outer) monologue feels spot-on and hilarious to boot. The final get together seems a bit sudden but overall this is entirely enjoyable.

Seven Year Itch – Duncan/Methos. Kilt!porn. Well, I’m frankly surprised there isn’t more of this in the fandom given Duncan’s origins. The porn is indeed hot (and takes place in a backseat of a car, bonus points for that!) but it also has a strong undercurrent of emotion. I’m terribly disappointed that I haven’t found any fic with the kink hinted at the end…

Upon This Tidal Wave of Young Blood – Duncan/Methos. Story of contrasts; Methos’ life then and now. I liked this because it makes its point without feeling the need to spell it out, trusting the reader to draw the parallels. This has a quiet feel to it and doesn’t shy away from the grimness of the past.


NCIS

A Brief History of Home Invasions: It's Not the Uninvited Guest, It's What You Do With Them That Counts - Tim/Tony. The only ship I’m interested in for this fandom and [livejournal.com profile] catwalksalone writes it so well. I was re-reading one of her older fics and stumbled across this one, which was new to me but carries all the trademark banter and friendship and sweet slide to something more. Tony moves in which is a good thing as Tim is having some unwanted attention from someone intent on harming him… Plus, Tony cooks, so there is that.


Person of Interest

Discretion - Finch/Reese. Post s3 final John and Harold may have to get used to new lives and identities but that doesn't mean they have to do so alone. Or: John's going to find a way to stay close no matter what. Awesomely domestic, and shows how the new lives somehow free both of them from some fears and restraints of the past.


Sherlock

Alone On the Water – Gen(ish) John/Sherlock, death fic. I don’t read death fic. I don’t. But then I read the first few lines and then, somehow, I had read it. And I don’t regret it even though (because?) I cried and cried and cried throughout the whole thing and if I think about it too much I’ll start crying again. Jesus this hurts but it’s a hurt that is realistic and raw and claws your chest open. Beautifully written. Absolutely devastating.


Skyfall

Curtains – Bond/Q. Oh my heart, this is all kinds of perfect. Bond and Q move in together and eventually move from colleagues to friends to lovers. Everything about this feels warm and easy which is remarkable because the fic doesn’t shy away from the kind of work these men do, or the price it extracts. I was grinning whole way through the fic, giggling in delight. I so wish the author hadn’t opted to anonymise this because I want to find everything else they’ve ever written.


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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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Title: Liquid Courage
Author: Mistress Kat /  [livejournal.com profile] kat_lair
Fandom: Sherlock
Pairing: John/Sherlock
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 1,117
Disclaimer: Not mine, just playing.

Summary: “There you are,” Sherlock said, lifting his gaze to John at the same time as he pulled the belt out of its loops, dropping it to the floor unceremoniously. “Is this clear enough?”

Author notes: Written as part of the [livejournal.com profile] broadstairsbacc writing challenge where we all wrote a fic to a randomly picked fandom, prompt (mine was ‘drunken sex’ – I failed at the sex part!) and a Loveheart phrase which needed to be included. My Loveheart said ‘Ever yours’. I have embellished the original version a little bit I must admit, in the process of tidying it for posting!


Liquid Courage )

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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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GIFs

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[livejournal.com profile] monkiainen tagged me a while back

Rule 1: Always post the rules 

Rule 2: Answer the questions the person who tagged you asked with gifs, and write 11 new ones or don’t, whatever~

Rule 3: Tag 11 people and link them to the post. 

Rule 4: Actually tell them you tagged them.
NAH, DO IT IF YOU WANT :D

I did change the questions a bit because I don't as a rule get on with 'favourite' type of decisions - I like too many things! Also I cut out some because I included more than one for each questions... Basically, this meme is a flimsy excuse to post some GIFs. I assume no one has a problems with this.

Didn't think so... )

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Title: your frayed ends all tied up
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kat_lair / Mistress Kat
Fandom: Sherlock
Pairing: John/Sherlock
Rating: R
Word count: 362
Warnings/enticements: BDSM
Disclaimer: Not mine, only playing

Summary: “I can get out of this,” Sherlock says.

Author notes: I was in the mood to write pornlets so [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666 gave me some prompts. This one was ‘John/Sherlock + bondage’.

your frayed ends all tied up )

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Something old...



Oh man, The X-Files/Kat = OTP. My first true fandom love. Twenty years on. God, I remember being 14/15 watching that first episode alone at home in the dark, and I had to pause the tape (I'd taped it on VHS because for some reason I couldn't watch it on the day it had actually shown) because it creeped me out so much. The music, the atmosphere, the mock-documentary feel of it, aliensssssss... and Mulder/Scully remains the OTP of my heart and probably the root cause of all my 'from BFFs to lovers' feelings. "Sorry, nobody here but the FBI's most unwanted." ~ "Agent Mulder. My name is Dana Scully. I've been assigned to work with you." ~ "Oh isn't nice to be suddenly so highly regarded..."

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Something new...



Part 6 of the Young Blood Chronicles. Jesus fuck but bloody dirty monster Patrick pushes so many of my buttons. Hard. The word on the interwebs is that this video series won't have a happy ending and I'm actually really glad to hear that. Because yes, darker, scarier, bloodier, more monstrous... Bring it. Also, the look on Pete's ickle faaaaaaaaaaaaace when Patrick turns again. Ugh, my heart.


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Something borrowed...

Jensen Ackles on how Supernatural could end (source) (thanks to [livejournal.com profile] frikatilhi for bringing this to my attention)

I had a dream a few weeks ago and I dreamed the end of the series. And I am not sure this is they way I would want it to go but… Sam had died. And because Dean couldn't get him back, because all the tools that he wanted to use like angels or a deal with Crowley or any kind of deal were unavailable to him. All of that was gone so there was no way he was getting Sam back.

So in my dream – I can still see it, it was so vivid – there was a long, long stretch of highway, with nothing but fields. And Dean gets out of the Impala, and hands the keys to a stranger. And the guy hands him a set of keys. And we don't know for what.

And the guy gets in the Impala and takes off. And the camera turns around to Dean's got a motorcycle. And he gets on and its super sad because its "I don't have my brother, what do I need room for a passenger for?" So he gets on the single seater motorcycle and heads off down the highway.


I'm so behind on Supernatural that it's not even funny. However, this... I can see this ending, I feel this ending would actually be worthy of the show.


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Something blue...

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Oh Benedict, your gifts are always so thoughtful... Now, just hold out your wrists... Benedict's blue eyes totally count for the blue category, okay.

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Mixed bag

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I have had three cups of coffee. I still feel sleepy. In fact, I've been tired a lot lately but I'm trying to combat this with Berocca and making sure I get out of the house at least once a day. Sitting in the garden counts, okay? I did that this morning but it wasn't that warm and the sun kept hiding. Now I'm back on the sofa and sun is out again making me feel guilty for just wanting to hide inside with the curtains drawn.


My cats are being particularly clingy at the moment. This may have something to do with the (finally) cooling weather as last night they actually slept inside. They are currently both on the sofa with me, Perdie next to my head and Tricks holding onto my toes. Aww.


Have finally uploaded more icons. I'm paying for the extra space but haven't really been taking advantage of that. I will also be making some icons today, yes sir.


I've been re-reading a lot of old SPN fics lately, rediscovering old favourites (like Birds on a Wire and The Epic Love Story of Sam and Dean and Mixing Light to Light and also of fuck Bitch and ahahaha Leader of the Pack and also Green and Gamboge and oh man I could go onnnn). Good times.


This has led me thinking about fic tropes again. Here are three tropes that I don't like despite fully acknowledging some people's ability to write them spectacularly:

  1. Time-travel. Idk, I just don't like the idea of people missing each other in such a fundamental way as being in different sections of the time stream. I don't like characters receiving dire warnings or sage advice from their future self. I also don't like future self/present self sex. Yawn.

  2. Apocalypse fic. I don't like the idea of world ending. Apocalypse was one of those things I was absolutely terrified as a child (growing up in 80s with constant talk of nuclear war and Tšernobyl happening relatively close with warnings of not to eat berries etc from the forests that summer and... yeah) so it's not a setting I want to read about. Though, like with many other darker fictional scenarios, I think I could actually write it quite happily. Lol it's like fictional switching that mirrors the other switching: I'll do things to others with glee that I will not have done to me *g* Double standards ftw!

  3. Crossovers where a character gets it on with the actor playing them. Like Dean/Jensen or even stuff like Gerard/Poison. Similar thing to the time-travel cliché of having sex with yourself. Oh, see also: clones and mirror universes. I just... I'd rather read a good traditional masturbation pwp to be honest. Adding a second (third?) person to the mix doesn't really help. Say Merlin's spell goes wrong and he ends up with a double and then Arthur goes 'By the Grail, we must have a threesome!'... Yeah, not doing it for me. It lacks the kind of tension or spark you have between to different people. Honestly, if I met my future self or my mirror universe double, I wouldn't be interested in having sex with myself. For real, we'd probably just drink tea and try to get twice as much work/writing done and divide up responsibilities because we are inherently lazy.



From dislikes to likes. Remember that Working Hard for the Money meme I pimped a few days ago. Well, I left quite a few prompts there and one of them even got filled \o/ I thought I'd put them here too in case some of you are desperately wondering what to write me for Christmas... *g* Seriously though, eternal gratitude to anyone who might get inspired:

Bandom, Patrick/Pete
Early days, the band need money to tour. Patrick makes it by selling his... nope, not his body. His voice. Because turns out that it's not just good for singing, but it's also extremely good for talking dirty on the phone sex line. Pete finds out. Inevitable ensues. - Filled here: That Pretty Mouth Say Such Dirty Words by the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] synnerxx

Psych, Gus/Shawn
Someone is attacking the ladies and gentlemen of the night in Santa Barbara. Only way for Shawn to get a good 'psychic reading' of the attacker is to go undercover as a companion for hire. Cue Shawn hanging on street corners in tank top and torn jeans. He is... surprisingly good at the role. Better than his excellent acting skills alone could account for. Gus starts thinking about all those years Shawn spent away and just how he made ends meets... Angst, confrontation, jealousy, some creep touching Shawn in bad places, bonus for Gus decking the guy flat out, happy endings :D

Bandom, Ryan/Spencer
When Ryan's dad finally kicks him out, Ryan is too proud to go asking for help from his best friend. In retrospect, he should've maybe swallowed his pride.

Merlin, Gwen/Morgana
Modern AU, Morgana's uni mates drag her onto a pub crawl that ends in a strip bar. Morgana is shocked to see her project partner Gwen on stage. Shocked and... well, kind of... unable to take her eyes off her.

Star Trek Reboot, Kirk/McCoy
Modern AU, BDSM, Kirk is good at going to his knees and begging and making his clients believe he means it. In truth he despises every guy who thinks himself a "Master Leather God" or some such nonsense, thinks himself to be a Dom and a real man for smacking him around. And yet... they're paying for it because they clearly can't get anyone to do it voluntarily. If he had a choice, Kirk wouldn't sub for any of these guys. Truth be told, he's not sure he'd sub for anyone... although sometimes he thinks maybe, with a right guy, it could be... sort of okay. Maybe with a guy like Dr McCoy, the sarcastic, grumpy ER doctor who's looked after Kirk on more than one occasion after the extras he charged his clients for were a little too much after all. My undying gratitude for anyone who would write this, seriously.

Sherlock, John/Sherlock
AUish, world where contracting yourself out as a sex slave for a pre-determined period of time is an accepted if not that respected way of making money. After John saves the lives of men in his regimen, they pass the hat around and buy him one hell of a thank you present: Sherlock Holmes at his exclusive service for six months. John appreciates the gesture, he really does. Sherlock is scary smart, funny (often unintentionally though) and seriously, seriously hot. And he can apparently suck cock really, really well. Better than John's ever had. Or so he tells him. Because, well, John kind of has... moral objections for actually having sex with anyone who's been paid to do it. It's going to be long six months. And at the end of it... well, who knows.


Right, enough rambling for today. I'm going to go wash dishes and put rubbish/recycling out now because these are the things that need doing. Then after that I'm going to sit down and do some icons, dammit.

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BBC YOU FILTHY TEASE!



GRABBY HANDS OF GRABBINESS!

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This is the final day of vid recs for now, hope you've enjoyed them :)

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Boom Boom Ba - Xena: Warrior Princess, Gabrielle/Xena. This is an older vid and one of my favourite Xena vids of all time. One of my favourite femslash vids too. It's sensual and seductive and just really damn sexy. There is such fluidity and burn to this. Reserve a cooling drink for viewing.

Cat's in the Cradle - House, Sherlock, Fortysomething. So, in Fortysomething  Benedict Cumberbatch played Hugh Laurie's son. Hugh Laurie then went on to play House, character based on Sherlock Holmes and  Benedict Cumberbatch of course went on to play Sherlock himself. The vidder has taken this connection and ran with it, creating a brilliant constructed reality vid where Sherlock is in fact House's son... The parallels are striking and the concept totally believable. I'm only waiting someone to write this fic now... Amazing vid.

Coin Operated Boy - Supernatural, meta. If you enjoy your meta clever and cutting, this is definitely for you. Highly ambitious vid in three parts that uses not just canon source, but also fandom works and a hired actress to the boot. Justifiably recced and awarded all over the damn place. Check it out now if you already haven't.

gonna be alright - Stargate Atlantis, John/Ronon. Mmm these boys sure like it rough. Guns and violence and oh my. A great vid that parallels John and Ronon and show their relationship in all its rough-edged, deep-seated, unspoken glory. Loved it.

Handlebars - Thor, Loki. This is fast becoming one of the most vidded songs in fandom, but it certainly suits Loki. The vid does a good job portraying his escalating megalomania and inevitable tragedy.

Hook Shot - Multi. Women kicking ass. That's pretty much it but it's more than enough: fast and hard-hitting, this is a great action vid.

Hurt - Sherlock, John/Sherlock. This delivers what the title promises. Sherlock will make you hurt. But maybe it's worth it. Angsty and heart-achy and gorgeous.

It's a Long Way Down - Supernatural. This video explores the theme of water as it is used in the show, as a saviour and an enemy. Creepy and effective, works beautifully as a black-and-white vid.

Little Lion Man - Harry Potter, Ron (Hermione/Ron). Oh Ron, you brave gorgeous boy man. This is a wonderful and insightful character study that really gets to the heart of Ron's character, both his strengths and insecurities, especially when it comes to Hermione. Great vid, great song choice too.

Marchin On - Star Trek Reboot, ensemble. Ah uplifting, USS Enterprise is full of BAMFs and they just keep marchin on, hell yeah! When is the next movie out again? This makes me yearn for more epic Trek adventures.

thistle & weeds - Lost, Jack/Sawyer. Aww man, back when I watched Lost this was totally my slash pairing of choice. The vid does a good job at capturing how Jack and Sawyer constantly fail to fully connect and understand each other due to neither of them being willing to show all their cards. They almost get there so many times and then it falls apart again; a tragedy of their own making. Lovely bittersweet vid.

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More vid recs for youuuuuuu! <3


Blue Caravan - Doctor Who, Amy/Doctor, Amy/Rory. Oh this one hurts in the best of ways, A gorgeous look at Amy and Amy's boys. The vid has a lovely unhurried pace with a kind of sinister undertone that creeps up on you. Beautiful.

Bye Bye Bye - The Social Network, Eduardo/Mark. Lol the song choice is highly appropriate and makes the vid both angsty and kind of hilarious. The editing is sharp and takes full advantage of the distnictive beat of the music.

Happy Now - Life on Mars (UK), Sam character study (with some Annie/Sam and Gene/Sam elements). A great synthesis of lyrics and clips, showing Sam's slide deeper into madness... or is it happiness? The vid does an excellent job at showing the thin line between the two.

Hindsight - Glee, Kurt/Blaine. This is a 35sec vidlet that completely captures the relationship between the boys. Great attention to detail and the heartbeat like bass track lends a breathless feeling of anticipation to this. Gorgeous, amazing editing.

Man on Lockdown - Merlin, Arthur character study. A powerful and sobering take on Arthur's character, focusing on his unwillingness to rebel in action the way he does in his heart. Will make you look at the show from a different, more critical angle; painful and challenging.

Marchin On - Harry Potter, ensemble. One of the best HP vids I've seen, perfectly captures what was always the best part about the series: friendship and love that endures and grows. Vid uses footage from all the films, showing the evolution of relationships. The focus is on the trip but the vid also lets the minor characters shine. Uplifting and epic in the true meaning of the word.

Take My Hand (Take My Whole Life Too) - Sherlock, John/Sherlock. Oh jesus christ, this is one of those vids where you start with 'aww lol the song' and 30 seconds later you're bawling your eyes out because 'oh god the songggggg and and johnandsherlockohmyheartttttttt'. Firstly, the song (Ingrid Michaelson's cover of 'Can't Help Falling In Love') is so unexpectedly heart-breaking in the context of this fandom that it works perfectly. Secondly, the vid makes wonderful use of colour (full, black and white, over-saturated, tinted...), overlaying of images and gaze (oh man the long glances are killing me). Gorgeous vid.

The Colonel - Stargate Atlantis, McKay & Sheppard. This is a great video looking at the relationship between the two men from and angle I haven't seen explored before in vid format: the reluctant almost unconscious hero worship that grows into a deep friendship. Great use of footage to tell a story, including a lot of rarer clips.

Something In The Wind - Merlin, unrequited Morgana/Arthur, Merlin/Arthur. An older Merlin vid, using only season 1 footage, this makes me actually buy and almost root for Morgana/Arthur. A beautiful and painful vid, which will strike a chord with anyone who's ever been in Morgana's position.

Your Biggest Fan - Supernatural, Sam/Dean (note that to d/l the vid you need to sign-up for 4shared but it's free and worth the few clicks). Oh goodness, this feels like one of those old school wincest vids about the epic love and devotion between the brothers that require everyone viewing to exclaim 'oh Dean!' every few seconds. Dean's endless propensity to sacrifice himself for his brother makes for some delicious angsty viewing. The overlaying of young Winchester with their older counterparts is done for the maximum effect and there's a real feeling of continuity here. The ending packs a punch as well, because... of course Sam would do the same.

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Final day of the recs for this round. Hope you've enjoyed them!

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American Idol

(This Is) Not a Statement - Adam/Kris.
This fic is to blame for how late this final rec post is. I swear I only meant to skim it quickly for rec-writing purposes but instead I got completely sucked into reading again from start to finish for what I think is at least the fourth time. This is a long, slow falling in love story where the relationship is so organic that like the characters you're not sure exactly where that shift from friends playing to something more actually happens. Bonus points for the beautiful, subtle d/s dynamic that is simply there as a normal part of the everyday relationship. Highly recced.



Bandom

I've Got Your Number One Bullet Right Here, Baby - Patrick/Pete
. Ah, oldie but goodie. The pre-show ritual of watching porn kind of messes with Patrick's head... Delicious and hot first-time bunk sex ensues. Patrick/Pete is my ultimate bandom otp and this fic gives me such happy fluffies.

You make me feel so --  - Ryan/Spencer. Post-break up fix-it fic, a sub-genre I have particular fondness for. Spencer is getting anonymous gifts. Except there's only one person who would know what to send... Layered and hot.



Lewis

each to each - Hathaway/Lewis.
On the surface this is an 'undercover as a couple for a case' fic. Scratch beyond that and there is an incredible blend of realism and lyricism that just draws you into the moment and holds you there. There is such shocking, aching sense of intimacy to this story that it took my breath away.

Moments In Time - Hathaway/Lewis. A lovely selection of snippets with accompanying music, that perfectly capture some key moments in Robbie's life. Great atmosphere and sense of time, the song selection is perfect.

No Less Human - Hathaway/Lewis. James is taken with a handsome subject and Lewis finds himself rather annoyed at that... Jealousy and a most satisfying resolution.

Semi-Skimmed - Hathaway^Lewis. This is a lovely fic of James pushing through all of Robbie's walls, with a lot of great little details (the moment of realisation in Tesco in particular). Gorgeous read that felt very true to the characters.

The Hermit Crab - Hathaway/Lewis. Newly established relationship fic where Robbie finds it a little difficult to adjust to being in a relationship with another man, and having other people know it. This is a lovely fic that explores the generation gap between the two characters that would surely manifest in ways like these.



Sherlock

A Cure For Boredom - John/Sherlock, John/many many others.
Once you've been in fandom for a while, you'll find yourself skipping the sex scenes for the simple reason that so many of them become... boring, repetitive, not actually adding anything to the story. So to find a fic that is essentially one sex scene after another, and almost 77k long, and yet doesn't once lose my interest once, is pretty amazing. Sherlock and John become regulars at a sex club where John has a lot of sex (with some awesome and fully fleshed - pun not intended - original characters, male and female) while Sherlock mostly... watches. Very, very hot, and a very, very engrossing read.



Star Trek (Reboot)

Schoolboys - Chekov/Sulu, Chekov/Kirk, Chekov/McCoy, Sulu/Kirk, Kirk/McCoy.
Ugh, schoolboy and teacher role play porn, written for [livejournal.com profile] st_xi_kink_meme (so scroll down a bit to the get to the relevant comments). Oh Christ almighty, this is one of the filthiest, hottest pieces of porn I've read in a long time. I highly recommend that not only do you read this, but that you reserve a cold drink and/or some private time for when you do...


kat_lair: (WHO - rory)


Bandom

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing - Gerard/Mikey.
Angsty schmoopy waycest written for me! This is a lovely fic, mapping the slow shift in the brothers' relationship from realisation to acceptance.

And the Painted Ponies - Frank/Mikey, AU. A thoroughly enjoyable AU where Mikey is a fashion model and Frank is the unlikely (but deadly!) bodyguard assigned to protect him. The concept works well and doesn't even require much of a stretch of imagination to see how things could have gone this way. Mikey in this is particularly great, but all characters are used well. The romance made me tingle happily and there's enough drama and action to keep things interesting.

Everyone Comes To Pan’s - Frank/Gerard, Mikey/Ray, AU. A delightful AU that plays well with the faerie mythology and weaves some interesting magic as Frank discovers that he's not quite what he thought he was... There is also a sequel Pan Goes A Courting (Patrick/Pete) that is much more tongue-in-cheek and meta-laden, but very cute.

Merry We Are - Alex/Ryland, AU. A troubadour AU, and a long one, with one of my favourite but sadly very rare pairings! Oh the rejoicing! This is a lovely tale of magic and music, just wonderful.  

wherever i'm with you - Ryan Luciani/Nick Scimeca, other background pairings. If the pairing makes you go 'who??' don't worry about it. This is perfectly accessible to read as an original fic as it is essentially a story about a group of friends, two of whom take some time to sort their shit out. Painful and realistic look at unrequited love (which then turns out to be all requited because c'mon, you know I love happy endings). Don't think the writing style - loose, meandering, almost stream-of-consciousness - is for everyone, but it is one I really enjoy even though I lost the plot (such as it is) at times. Very enjoyable read.



Doctor Who

Seventeen Things That Happen to Rory Williams, After - Eleventh Doctor/Rory.
Author's summary works well: "In which Amy dies and Rory, eventually, keeps going." This is heart-breaking and heart-warming in equal measure, a great story that encapsulates the quirky humour of the show as well as its darkness and ever-present hope.



Robin Hood (BBC)

but surely, sheriff, don’t you see; that you can’t take the sky from me? - Gen(ish), Firefly fusion!
Oh gosh, such nostalgia for the glory days of Robin Hood fandom *thinks wistfully of tree!porn* Anyway! This was a wonderful, seamless fusion of the two worlds. Readers familiar with both canons will get the most out of this as there are a lot of subtle little nods that filled me with delight.



Sherlock

At Least There's Football - Lestrade/Mycroft, background John/Sherlock
. If you are eyeing the main pairing with askance... then stop, and give this fic a chance, I guarantee you won't regret it. This is long, like 'prepare to lose a week' long, and utterly, utterly brilliant. Told from Greg's pov, the fic maps the relationship development slowly, taking time to fully flesh out both main characters, as well as create some wonderful original ones. Greg's family, particularly his two nieces, come to life so vividly I am left wanting to read books and books about them too, not to mention Anthea. Engrossing, un-put-downable storytelling that sweeps you along. I cannot rec this enough.



Star Trek (Reboot)

One Time Spock Walked In On Bones and Kirk Having Sex, and Five Times He Didn’t - Kirk/McCoy, Spock/Uhura.
In turns hilarious and heart-breaking, this is essentially a lovely exploration of friendship.



Top Gun

Kings of the Air - Iceman/Maverick.
Oh c'mon, like you haven't thought about it, Top Gun being the gayest not-actually-a-gay-porno movie there is. This fic, however, manages something that the movie itself never did; it makes these characters real and gives them actual depth. It's a brilliant, hot, and unexpectedly meaningful story with some great commentary on the (now thankfully obsolete) American military rules.

kat_lair: (SHERLOCK - sherlock)


Sherlock

26 Pieces - John/Sherlock. Excellent case fic with h/c. Both John and Sherlock (and Mycroft!) get to be total badasses. The voices are spot-on, the alternating pov wors really well and the sex packs an emotional punch. Highly recced.

A Silver Sixpence - John/Sherlock. Pretending to be married for a case! Always a winner that cliché and this fic provides a pretty good justification for the ruse as well. The relationship development is slow and organic, just the way I like it. There's plenty of humour and an interesting case.

Big Brother Is Watching You - John/Sherlock. Crack. So much crack. John and Sherlock hide from Moriarty in the Big Brother house. Sherlock takes it about as well as you'd imagined. The other contestants and the Big Brother, take it even worse. Hilarious.

Cannot Help But Fall - John/Sherlock. A thoroughly enjoyable fic that marries an intriguing case and relationship development very well. Bonus points for John being smart and competent and dangerous which pushes all my buttons just like Sherlock's.

everything you won't tell me (is mapped in your scars) - John/Sherlock, bdsm!AU. Everyone who knows me, knows I have a dreadful weakness for bdsm!AUs. This one doesn't disappoint. In fact it does quite the opposite. The world building is interesting and the dynamic and relationship between John and Sherlock doubly so.

Performance In a Leading Role - John/Sherlock, AU. An engaging AU where John and Sherlock are Hollywood actors, caught in an unexpected relationship. Some of the romance is a little too much for me, but it was the context and culture of film industry that really sold the fic for me. If you like meta with your story, you'll enjoy this.

Shadows on the Wall - John/Sherlock. Psychic!John. Relentless, seamless weaving of present and potential futures, all of which John struggles to navigate. Rich details and great use of sensory description.

The Art Of Seduction - John/Sherlock, AU. Instead of solving crimes, Sherlock turned all his attention to sex. This is inspired by Quees As Folk UK so if you enjoyed that, you'll love this. Great use of minor characters and the resolution is deeply satisfying. Long, thoroughly entertaining read.

Ulysses and other tales - John/Sherlock. Virgin!Sherlock, and brilliantly, believably, brittly done. The interaction between Mycroft and Sherlock is possibly the best I've read and manages to encapsulate their relationship in just a few paragraphs. Sherlock voice is perfect and the somewhat disjointed writing style works so well. And oh the sex scene... Gorgeous and shivery. Highly recced.

Undressing - John/Sherlock. This is a gorgeous, hot, and above all an interesting look at clothes and nakedness and the meaning of both. A unique story.

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