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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: Planning Ahead
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kat_lair/ Mistress Kat
Fandom: Star Trek Reboot
Pairing: Kirk/McCoy (+ Spock/Uhura in the background)
Rating: PG
Word count: 1,569
Disclaimer: Not mine, only playing.

Summary: Kirk is thinking about how he wants to spend his next birthday. And with whom.

Author notes: [livejournal.com profile] pushkin666 and I wrote ficlets to same fandom and prompt (for this one the prompt was ‘shore leave’). This takes place immediately Star Trek Beyond but only has minor spoilers for it.

Chinese Translation: Available here (login required), done by the awesome akito_na

Planning Ahead )

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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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Here are the last 20 recs, hope you've found something to read in between holiday busyness. I still have tons of recs to do, particularly for Daredevil and Person of Interest, so I will see about doing the more usual Week of Fic Recs with 10 recs per day in early 2016...

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


Avengers

Five Times Pepper Took Care of the Avengers and One Time They Took Care of Her - Tony/Pepper, Clint/Natasha, Thor/Jane but really this is gen friendship focused fic. In which Pepper is awesome and frightening efficient. This a cute and domestic look at the Avengers and their (sometimes unexpected) friendships in the context flu-like symptoms... Made me laugh :D

Five Times Pepper Potts Took Care of Tony Stark (and One Time Tony Stark Took Care of Her) - Tony/Pepper. My favourite of the canon pairings because I like how obviously Pepper is in charge even if it may not appear like that to the casual observer. This maps the less than smooth early relationship, and there's plenty of h/c.

Four Times Pepper Potts Saved The World - Tony/Pepper. Pepper is a BAMF who gets things done. I love Pepper's characterisation in this; strong and determined despite/because of her doubts and fears.


Daredevil (TV)

Betting Blind - Matt/Foggy. Matt and Claire make a bet. Rather fluffy with lots of pining but sweet all the same.

I'm Gonna Give All My Secrets Away - Matt/Foggy. In which Matt's other secret is that he's still a virgin. Because he hasn't trusted anyone enough to... Well. Anyone besides Foggy that is. Unashamedly schmoopy.

(my heart) never could lie to you - Matt/Foggy. The 'five times Foggy describes things to Matt even though he doesn't' concept is a loose framework for a lovely bff fic where unrequited feels are requited after all, and there's food, dancing, h/c, cohabitation, banter and romance (aww the romance especially, wait till you get to the end!)

Right There Next To Me - Matt/Foggy. Adorable college era fic where Matt tries to exercise self-denial about his feels (spoiler: it doesn't work that well).

The Boxer-Puncher - Matt/Foggy. Foggy takes up boxing for reasons that are only partly related to self-defence. Matt likes it. A lot. I love Foggy being a BAMF and this has it in abundance. And ngh, the power dynamics in this are crafted with great subtlety and understanding, and while the concept of physical strength plays a large part, the psychological aspects are not even a little neglected. Excellent read, highly recced.

You Put the Devil in Me - Matt/Foggy. Matt touches Foggy a lot. Foggy does not take the hint. Adorable.


Merlin

No Matter How Far Away You Roam - Arthur/Merlin, modern AU. Pure Christmas fluff where Merlin is Arthur's long-suffering assistant and has to go home for Christmas him to pretend to be his boyfriend. Their respective families find the whole thing both adorable and hilarious. Great, Christmas read to leave you smiling.


Person of Interest

Concierge Service - Finch/Reese, Finch/Reese/Zoe Morgan. Zoe is awesome. John just needs a little... direction. Harold has everything well in hand. Oh my god this is amazing and funny and so very, very hot too.

Domestication - Finch/Reese. There's joy to be had in everyday things. This is such a lovely fic, with an easy feel to it. Made me smile and smile and smile.

Fealty - Finch/Reese. Kara takes Reese and in the process digs out some truths that he would've much preferred to stay hidden. Ugh, the sheer emotional impact of this gets me right in my sappy d/s feels. I love that this is from Harold's pov too because his struggle with the Catch-22 situation he's been handed is entirely believable. Highly recced.

Ghost - Finch/Reese. Finch is taken by an enemy that the show didn't do enough with. Reese reacts more or less as you'd expect him to. Engaging, long (42k) read where everyone is a BAMF and the supporting characters are made excellent use of.

Love And Marriage - Finch/Reese. There's an entirely rational reason for why getting married makes sense. But oh what a surprise there is waiting for them at the wedding, and what a realisation that leads to... Hilarious, aching and gorgeous in equal measure.

Taken - Finch/Reese, aob AU. Short and sweet alpha/omega fic which left a sappy grin to my face.

Technical Support - Finch/Reese, canon AU. In which Harold works in IT and John in security, no one is quite what they seem and Kat's 'hidden competency' kink gets hammered until it rolls over and purrs. Utterly, utterly delightful and satisfying and funny. Which is unsurprising given the author.

The Right Move - Finch/Reese. Sheer, glorious porn. John asks for a kiss and gets bent over a desk. Computer equipmeng gets put to some excellent use. Hot and funny and yeah, ngh, hot.


Psych

Pineapple and Caramel - Gus/Shawn. Adorable little fic about getting together and building a family.


Star Trek (AOS)

Where You Lead, I Will Follow - Kirk/McCoy. Ahh dancing! Also Kirk's and Spock's lessons are a thing of beauty.

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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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Mixed bag

Sep. 7th, 2013 12:49 pm
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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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Sex!

Dec. 6th, 2012 11:24 am
kat_lair: (KINK - my love is red)

Well, close as.

Robin Windsor. Making me swallow my own tongue regularly and buy Gay Times (he had a photo spread. it was hot but this, is so much hotter. movement. his back muscles. the way the tie looks a bit like a collar from behind. *whimpers*)



Don't you wish you were watching Strictly Come Dancing now?


A new Star Trek trailer (the Japanese version has some extended footage). And yes, yes, everyone looks awesome and totally badass with lots of black combat gear and guns but... BUT. Benedict Cumberbatch. TALK TO ME IN LOW THREATENING TONES FOREVER, JESUS H.




Okay, I should probably go do some actual work now...
kat_lair: (SHERLOCK - sherlock)
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.

kat_lair: (H50 - side by side)

Black Dove (January) - Doctor Who, River. River Song was a January girl. Gorgeous character study vid, portraying River's strength and fragility.

Blue - Hot Fuzz. Ladies and Gents, Nicholas Cage is on the job! Hee, this is such a fun, fast-paced vid that does a perfect job and capturing the film. If you're trying to convince anyone of the awesomeness of Hot Fuzz, this makes an excellent recruiter vid!

Bye Bye Miss American Pie - Supernatural. Epic, both in length (8.5mins!) and scope. This vid maps the whole saga of Winchesters and associated friends and enemies. It has such a 'bigger than life' feel and yet at the same time it is completely immersed in it; the small moments that define the story.

Hawaii Five-0: The Movie - Hawaii Five-0. Dude, I love the 'fake movie trailer' genre of fanvids, and this one is excellent. There is a real sense of momentum and escalating tension. Watch out for damn good matching of those hard beats and clips.

My life would suck without you - Hawaii Five-0, Danny/Steve. Ahhhhhh all the feel goods and happy grins. This is just an uncomplicatedly happy and cheery otp vid. Highly enjoyable!

My Name Is Tristan - X-Men: First Class, Erik. The song choice is first class (pun unintended) and the vid uses it effectively to capture the tragedy and violence of Erik's life and character. Powerful.

This Is Everything - Star Trek all series. This is a tribute, in vidder's words, 'to all the queer Star Trek romances that never were' and it is both hopeful and sad. We've been waiting for the series to boldly go and move on from subtext and minor characters and almost-but-not-reallys but so far it hasn't. Lovely vid, and it makes me both love Trek more and a little less.

Tonight I'm Fucking You - X-Men: First Class, Charles/Erik. Please excuse Erik Lehnsher, he doesn't mean to be rude. It's just that... tonight? He's fucking you. Oh uhm ahaha oh god. This vid, I'm sure, means to be just as rude and suggestive and hot and dirty as it is. And damn but it works well.

Turn To Stone - Multi, scifi. Haunting tribute to science-fiction that focuses on death and loss. Beautifully realised, with a certain coldness to it that fits the subject matter perfectly.

You Told the Drunks I Knew Karate - Doctor Who, Amy/Rory. Rory Williams! Being awesome and brave. The song is brilliant and the vid makes full use of it. This will leave you grinning.

kat_lair: (LEWIS - partners)

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: (PSYCH - you know that's right)

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: (H50 - side by side)

I'm finishing this round with a mixed bag of stories. Hope you've enjoyed the recs and be a better reader than I am and leave authors some feedback.


Bandom

It's All Over My Face - Frank/Mikey. I could literally read dozens of these room mates getting together fics. As always with Des' writing, boys are dirty, rude, awkward, obnoxious boys, which makes the feelings part all the more effective. This is both realistic and sweet, great character voices and dialogue.

Lock and Key - Frank/Mikey, college AU. They're college room mates (yes, yes, dozens, I said). Mikey keeps buying sex toys and one day comes home with a chastity belt. Frank finds it hard to keep to the platonic friends. The ust is delicious. Plus, who can resist Mikey Way with his cock in a cage? Not me.

Tints 'Verse - Bob/Gerard, Frank/Mikey, AU. Ray runs a gardening firm with Frank and Bob, and one day they end doing a job for the Way brothers, who are in need of help with more than just their lawn. This is lovely story about friendship and a painful one about living with depression. Heart-warming, realistic and ultimately hopeful. Highly recced.
 

Discworld

When Life Gives You Apples - Gen.
Communication technology comes to Lance and the witches make it their own. Death too. This was written as a part of the [livejournal.com profile] pod_together challenge and so I encourage you to both read and listen to it. The author has the style and voices spot-on and the reading and special effects add to the experiences. Very funny.


Hawaii Five-0

The Good Ones - Danny/Steve, AU.
Steve is, well, Steve, and Danny is  his highly overworked Guardian not-Angel. Danny's rant are not diminished by his demise, and the fic gives glimpses of how Steve could be without his partner's mellowing effect. Enjoyable read.  


Sherlock

Slave Me - John/Sherlock.
Mmm, I do so enjoy a good slave fic. John wins (with some inside help) Sherlock at a card game. The process of setting him free is long and fraught with things unsaid and urges unfollowed. Angsty and filthy in all the right places.

The High Tide series - John/Sherlock. John is being wooed. Sherlock finds himself choking on jealousy. Once the misunderstandings are all sorted, the main story is followed by two sensuous and romantic love scenes which are an absolute treat to read.


Star Trek XI (Reboot)

Renovation - Kirk/McCoy.
Hilarious crack in which alien ray makes Kirk go into a full on domestic nesting mode and he keeps decorating and buying furniture all the while hating himself. I almost peed my pants laughing. The trip to space!IKEA is hysterical.

Safeword - Kirk/McCoy. Kirk needs something to quiet his doubts and thoughts, and goes looking for it in the wrong places. Luckily, McCoy is there for him, in a way Kirk never expected. Lovely exploration of pain and control, and Kirk is deliciously broken in this.

The Care and Feeding of Your Starship Captain - Kirk/McCoy. Kirk needs release in a safe environment. McCoy is used to making snap decisions. Guh, guh, the discipline scene and Leonard's pov is handled so well here; the certainty, the shock, the deep care and devotion... Both guys are perfectly in character.

kat_lair: (GLEE - boywonder)

Today I 1) sent off another thesis chapter to the supervisors, 2) almost had a panic attack in Tesco (this is what happens when I don't leave the flat except for the corner shop and nearby park for a week), and 3) ogled at some firemen (upstairs' cooker caught fire. no really.)

So you know, WHATEVER, MY LIFE. Have some more Glee recs. I'M NOT SORRY. But in case that's not your thing, there's something for the Trekkies too.


Glee

a different sort of forever - Blaine/Kurt, vampire!AU. I would have read more of this very happily, but even this rather stimulating make-out scene is enough to get the blood-pumping. ...yes, yes I did just make that awful pun. Just go read it.

just under skin - Blaine/Kurt. You know that kilt Kurt wore to the prom? Turns out Blaine really, really liked it. That's not the only thing he likes, either... This is a sex fic where fact that sex is still something new to the boys comes through loud and clear.

Like Invisible Strings - Brittany/Santana. Brittany's inner monologue is brilliant and completely in character. Sweet and, well, bittersweet.

Say it With Flowcharts
- Blaine/Kurt, Blaine & Rachel friendship. Amazing characterisation of everyone. Rachel and Blaine's friendship is perfect and makes absolute sense. I want to see it in the show so very badly. Great alternative getting together plot for Kurt and Blaine too. This is a wonderful read that you should treat yourself to immediately.

The Smallest Bones - Blaine/Kurt. This is future fic but not by much, set the summer before the boys are about to start junior college. This is lovely character study of Blaine with glimpses to his background. He and Kurt are solid and the future waiting for them full of promise. Lovely, slow read that simmers with the heat of summer.

Willing To Take The Risk - Blaine/Kurt, college!AU. In which Blaine is five years older than Kurt and they don't meet until College where Kurt ends up taking a class taught by one Dr. Anderson. It's a little (a lot!) wrong how much I enjoy this cliché, but... yeah. I would have wanted a longer courtship dance, but this is still a highly enjoyable read.



Star Trek XI: Reboot


All-Time Favorite
- Kirk/McCoy. Bones is making new friends. Jim is not jealous. Just a little... thrown, that's all. I loved how McCoy's reaction makes a lot of sense; if you can't have what you want, then you try to move on. Lovely read.

Dear Daddy Series
(don't believe the 'one-shot' in the header info, just keep on clicking to the next part) - Kirk/McCoy, Joanna McCoy/OMC eventually (they are young kids but still totally mfeo, you'll see). Firstly: this is long. Secondly: it is also completely un-put-down-able. Reserve at least a couple of days. Sorted? Okay, so this is also the most amazing thing ever. Told mostly in series of emails (or whatever the Starfleet equivalent is) between McCoy and his daughter, though pretty soon other correspondents enter the narrative and things like personal log entries also start to appear. You know I love epistolary fic, so that alone would have put this on my rec list. Add to that a rather sweet Kirk/McCoy romance and we're in business. But! It doesn't end there. Because I clicked for the Kirk/McCoy but it was the utterly compelling characterisation and friendship between Joanna and Savas that made my heart ache and melt and flip around and all sort of other physically impossible things. Kids, het pairing... and yet. And yet. Looks like the author is picking the series back up, fastforwarding seven years and I live in fervent hope we'll get to see the outcome of the Jo/Savas epicness. <3_______<3

Grand Pas de Deux - Chekov/Sulu, AU. Hikaru's daughter takes ballet lessons, Pavel is the teacher. This is a heart-warming romance that doesn't even pretend to be anything else. Author does a good job fleshing out all the characters and giving them interesting backgrounds and issues to deal with . A wonderful read.

twelve - Kirk/McCoy, college!AU. It's Christmas time and Bones is wooing Jim. Jim takes a while to catch on to that fact. Ugh, adorable and grin-inducing.


kat_lair: (GEN - never trust fate)

Welcome to the rec spam week! I'll be reccing 10 fics per day this week from a great variety of fandoms in an effort to clear some of the backlog.

Rec disclaimer:
If I liked it, it's included. Meaning there are fics here that I liked in a 'aww, that made me smile' way as well as those that made me go 'oh god best thing ever, wish I could write like that'.

So, without further ado...

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Harry Potter

A Thousand Beautiful Things
- Draco/Harry, various other pairings. I recently reread this story and fell in love with it all over again (and discovered it has a sequel! though I haven't gotten that far yet). The plot is somewhat meandering and incorporates several different POVs as it charts events from 5th year to after the war. Written before the last books came out so it veers of canon at that point. The curse and the curse breaking are fascinating and work as a way to explore the characters, not just a contrived plot device to bring them together.

Light as Iron, Singed as Pearl - Draco/Harry, d/s. This is a very, very interesting fic from a Dom's pov that effectively captures a lot of the issues to do with control and respect and trust, including trust in yourself as a dominant. I enjoyed this a lot even though as a rule I tend to prefer Draco as a sub.



Hawaii Five-0

All the Girls Out On the Stoop - Danny/Steve. Okay so everyone has read this one already, right? Right? In which Danny's Veela heritage causes some serious havoc to his working life, to say nothing about his partnership... This is just delightful and hilarious. Danny's reactions are perfectly in character while Steve gets increasingly pissed off watching every criminal on the island try to hit on his partner.

Fix Definitely as Desired - Danny/Steve. Steve keeps giving Danny reasons to like Hawaii. A lot of them involve blowjobs. And how Steve kind of moves Danny into his house. Happy warm fuzzies all around as well as steamy sex and bickering.

I Keep Fixing Every Habit That I Break
- Danny/Steve. Steve goes undercover as a rent boy, Danny gets a little, uh, territorial. Mmm... there is nothing but awesome about this fic. Steve all twinked up and eager under Danny's hands. There is a faint yet utterly delicious d/s flavour to this as well that made me very happy. In my pants.

Not Tonight Honey, I Have a Headache
- Danny/Steve. Danny is Steve's 'wife'. It starts as a joke but doesn't stay like that for long. Funny and snarky with a good smattering of h/c. An uncomplicated treat of a fic.

Shall Pass Through Fire and Water
- Danny/Steve. Danny thinks Steve is dead (spoiler: he's wrong). This is a lovely helping angst with a genuine sense of shock and loss at the beginning.



Star Trek XI (Reboot)


Matters of Size  - Spock/Uhura, implied Kirk/McCoy. Heee! Kirk only wants to defend the reputation of the human penis. For some reason no one believes him.



Star Trek XI
(Reboot) RPS

Indefinable
- Chris Pine/Zachary Quinto. I loved the pace and atmosphere of this; quiet and achy and sweet. Not knowing exactly what you are to each other, but knowing that you are something important.



Supernatural


Serial Games - Dean/Sam, AU. This is dark and twisted and contains graphic, extreme and eroticised violence. Winchester family as serial-killers and how Sam comes to want what he never wanted to want. The psychological aspects killing and coming to enjoy killing and the dynamic between the brothers are incredibly (disturbingly) well done.



kat_lair: (GEN - never trust fate)

Welcome to the rec spam week! I'll be reccing 10 fics per day this week from a great variety of fandoms in an effort to clear some of the backlog.

Rec disclaimer:
If I liked it, it's included. Meaning there are fics here that I liked in a 'aww, that made me smile' way as well as those that made me go 'oh god best thing ever, wish I could write like that'.

So, without further ado...

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Harry Potter

A Thousand Beautiful Things
- Draco/Harry, various other pairings. I recently reread this story and fell in love with it all over again (and discovered it has a sequel! though I haven't gotten that far yet). The plot is somewhat meandering and incorporates several different POVs as it charts events from 5th year to after the war. Written before the last books came out so it veers of canon at that point. The curse and the curse breaking are fascinating and work as a way to explore the characters, not just a contrived plot device to bring them together.

Light as Iron, Singed as Pearl - Draco/Harry, d/s. This is a very, very interesting fic from a Dom's pov that effectively captures a lot of the issues to do with control and respect and trust, including trust in yourself as a dominant. I enjoyed this a lot even though as a rule I tend to prefer Draco as a sub.



Hawaii Five-0

All the Girls Out On the Stoop - Danny/Steve. Okay so everyone has read this one already, right? Right? In which Danny's Veela heritage causes some serious havoc to his working life, to say nothing about his partnership... This is just delightful and hilarious. Danny's reactions are perfectly in character while Steve gets increasingly pissed off watching every criminal on the island try to hit on his partner.

Fix Definitely as Desired - Danny/Steve. Steve keeps giving Danny reasons to like Hawaii. A lot of them involve blowjobs. And how Steve kind of moves Danny into his house. Happy warm fuzzies all around as well as steamy sex and bickering.

I Keep Fixing Every Habit That I Break
- Danny/Steve. Steve goes undercover as a rent boy, Danny gets a little, uh, territorial. Mmm... there is nothing but awesome about this fic. Steve all twinked up and eager under Danny's hands. There is a faint yet utterly delicious d/s flavour to this as well that made me very happy. In my pants.

Not Tonight Honey, I Have a Headache
- Danny/Steve. Danny is Steve's 'wife'. It starts as a joke but doesn't stay like that for long. Funny and snarky with a good smattering of h/c. An uncomplicated treat of a fic.

Shall Pass Through Fire and Water
- Danny/Steve. Danny thinks Steve is dead (spoiler: he's wrong). This is a lovely helping angst with a genuine sense of shock and loss at the beginning.



Star Trek XI (Reboot)


Matters of Size  - Spock/Uhura, implied Kirk/McCoy. Heee! Kirk only wants to defend the reputation of the human penis. For some reason no one believes him.



Star Trek XI
(Reboot) RPS

Indefinable
- Chris Pine/Zachary Quinto. I loved the pace and atmosphere of this; quiet and achy and sweet. Not knowing exactly what you are to each other, but knowing that you are something important.



Supernatural


Serial Games - Dean/Sam, AU. This is dark and twisted and contains graphic, extreme and eroticised violence. Winchester family as serial-killers and how Sam comes to want what he never wanted to want. The psychological aspects killing and coming to enjoy killing and the dynamic between the brothers are incredibly (disturbingly) well done.


kat_lair: (GEN - story time)
So I wake up deciding to definitely, maybe, sort of, have a proper sick day. Three hours later I've: washed the dishes, done some hand-washing, cleaned and changed cats' litter day, checked flist and left/answered comments, done a tiny little bit of thesis work and drank two mugs of coffee. Um. I should maybe also eat something? And like, find the cold meds? (For those of you interested, my voice is slowly returning, today I can actually make some sounds, though they are not particularly melodious).

Anyway, there was point to this post and it was RECS!

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Here is another extremely mixed bag of recs of the 'I've read/watched these recently and enjoyed them' variety. I made some attempt to group them by fandom, but that's about it. Old and new stuff both.

Fics:

After the Nile (LJ link), Due South, Fraser/RayK. Every now and then I return to this fandom to wallow in the epic fic it produces. This takes the typical 'post-canon quest for Franklin's hand' premise, but makes it something almost lyrical, but in the funny, gritty, foul-mouthed pov of Ray Kowalski. Hugely enjoyable.

Flowers Can Grow Between the Cracks in the Sidewalk, The Fast and The Furious, Mia/Letty. Here's a fandom not especially known for its femmeslash, but this fic does an excellent job at correcting that in a very believable way. As usual, it's the women who are left to clean up and get on with things after the dust settles.

The History of Two Conversations (On Paper). Merlin, Arthur/Merlin. I have such a soft spot for epistolary fics; here Arthur and Merlin scribble notes on the margins of a spell book. Adorable.

Distraction and its sequel My Object All Sublime, Sherlock, John/Sherlock. Sherlock wears a collar, but it doesn't mean anything if he puts it on himself. Good thing John is there to take over that bit. Oh god, oh godddddddd. This, this is how you do collar and discipline kink. So, so hot, and not really about sex at all (except in the ways it sort of is). Highly recced.

The Death and Resurrection of the English Language, Sherlock, John/Sherlock. This is the way I like my Sherlock; twisted but so very aware of it; knowing what is Fine and what is Not Fine to want, but wanting it anyway, and working out the way to get it. And by 'it' he of course means John Watson. All of him. In every way possible. Forever. This is a fascinating trip inside Sherlock's head; dark and intense and full of absolutes. A raw, visceral, scorchingly hot fic. Can't recommend it enough.

The Shape I Found You In, Sherlock, John/Sherlock. Sherlock goes to Stockholm on a case. He and John exchanges texts and emails and talk about some things it's high time they talked about. This is the epistolary fic of my heart. Have read it a couple of times now and it makes me melt into a puddle of happy goo every single time. Highly recced.

In Which We Change, Star Trek Reboot, Kirk/McCoy, AU. An interesting take on werewolves. I was left wanting more, though I can also appreciate why the author finished where they did.

Unwritten, Star Trek Reboot, Kirk/McCoy, AU. Jim is YA author who also works for a publishing house. Leonard McCoy is a recluse author who is about to be rediscovered whether he likes it or not (spoiler: he doesn't). I came for the pairing, but stayed for the excellent meta on writing.

Office Hours, Star Trek Reboot RPS, Pine/Quinto. College AU. Zach is young adjunct professer. Chris is his student. Kat enjoys this fic probably way more than she should. Nnggaaaah, such a guilty pleasure fic but oh god, could not put it down. Hot. Hot hot hot.

hit it hard enough and even skin will tear
, Bandom, Patrick/Pete. Nnngghhh. One of my all time d/s favourites for this pairing. Filthy in the best of ways.

Nightingale (And Not the Lark), Bandom, Patrick/Pete, background Brendon/Ryan and Jon/Spencer. CSI AU. There is something both very unnerving and yet beautiful about the way the author writes Pete and Patrick here. I was equal amounts fascinated and uncomfortable, and not sure whether to be relieved or disappointed when the fic didn't go to the dark place I was fully expecting it to end up in.

Overheard ("Less Talk, More Rock"), Bandom, Patrick/Pete, some others. Omg how have I not recced this before? This 35,000 words of dirty talk and it never gets boring, not once. Pete tells the world that Patrick has no game. Pete, it turns out, is very, very wrong. Unf unf unffffff.

Put Down Your Weapons, Bandom, Patrick/Pete. Patrick stops talking, because it's just easier like that. Lovely.

Chiaroscuro, Bandom, Patrick/Pete. Art school AU. Utterly delightful. Pete is an idiot but he gets the clue eventually. Loved the photography details and cameos of everyone.

Walk The Line
, Bandom, Spencer/Ryan. Oh the the other BFF pairing of my heart. Boys feeling their way from 'experimenting with a friend' to 'boyfriends'. Slow and gorgeous.

this year’s love, Bandom, Spencer/Ryan. Mmmm ust. Plays beautifully for that 'suddenly seeing someone in a new light' cliche that I'm very fond of. Also, Spencer is devious.

planes mistaken for stars, Bandom, Brendon/Shane. Achy and realistic. Sometimes wanting to be with someone isn't enough.

Conversational Japanese, Plus Frogs, Torchwood, Jack/Ianto, but really this is about the friendship between Ianto and Tosh. Absolutely delightful, great character study of both Ianto and Tosh, funny and touching in equal measure.

The Assist, Torchwood, Rhys/Ianto/Gwen. Author summarises this as: "Three adorable Welsh people have sex." which is exactly what happens. And 'lo it is indeed adorable and hot.

Eight Crazy Pilots Serenity Didn't Keep, Multi (Firefly, Farscape, SGA, SG1, Star Wars, BSG). Title says it all. Funny, heartbreaking and absolutely brilliant.

Ten Song Drabbles, Supernatural, Bandom, Stargate Universe. I'm pretty sure the author didn't bother pimping these anywhere *glares at her*, which is a crying shame as they are all excellent and well worth checking out.



Vids:

Rock Star, (download link) NCIS, ensemble. Rock on, the NCIS team! I've grown unexpectedly fond of this show and the vid is just relentless and action-packed.

Rabbit Hearted Girl, Supernatural, the Harvelle women. Strength, sacrifice, love. All the meta you ever wanted about how the show treated Ellen and Jo, in a 4 minute video that will make you bawl your eyes out.

Ki- ki- kiss me, Supernatural, Castiel/Dean. I'm fairly neutral about this pairing, but I can really get behind by the 'teetering on violent' tension this vid creates. Hot.

This is the Picture, Whedonverse multi. Very, very clever vid. Works better if you're familiar with most of source material as the parallels are pulled forth and laid bare. Harrowing and human.

Alone, Merlin, Arthur/Merlin. Arthur has ~feelings~ that can only be expressed through an 80's power ballad. Genius. I laughed so hard I almost peed myself, for reals. Bonus points for the best use of the slash-dragon ever.

The Tower
, Merlin, Morgana character study (from before she got a personality transplant). Gorgeous, the song choice is just perfect. I want this Morgana full of ambiguity, not the one the show insists on giving me.

Brickhouse, (Link goes to vidder's homepage as requested, go to vids, scroll down to miscellaneous fandoms), Multi-source, Gina Torres. A worthy tribute of a smoking hot lady. Unf.

Black Velvet, Glee, Kurt. Inspired song choice. Also, I love Kurt, I really do, and this brings all the sublime tragedy to the fore.

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REMEMBER TO LEAVE FEEDBACK TO THE AUTHORS AND VIDDERS!

kat_lair: (GEN - story time)
So I wake up deciding to definitely, maybe, sort of, have a proper sick day. Three hours later I've: washed the dishes, done some hand-washing, cleaned and changed cats' litter day, checked flist and left/answered comments, done a tiny little bit of thesis work and drank two mugs of coffee. Um. I should maybe also eat something? And like, find the cold meds? (For those of you interested, my voice is slowly returning, today I can actually make some sounds, though they are not particularly melodious).

Anyway, there was point to this post and it was RECS!

***

Here is another extremely mixed bag of recs of the 'I've read/watched these recently and enjoyed them' variety. I made some attempt to group them by fandom, but that's about it. Old and new stuff both.

Fics:

After the Nile (LJ link), Due South, Fraser/RayK. Every now and then I return to this fandom to wallow in the epic fic it produces. This takes the typical 'post-canon quest for Franklin's hand' premise, but makes it something almost lyrical, but in the funny, gritty, foul-mouthed pov of Ray Kowalski. Hugely enjoyable.

Flowers Can Grow Between the Cracks in the Sidewalk, The Fast and The Furious, Mia/Letty. Here's a fandom not especially known for its femmeslash, but this fic does an excellent job at correcting that in a very believable way. As usual, it's the women who are left to clean up and get on with things after the dust settles.

The History of Two Conversations (On Paper). Merlin, Arthur/Merlin. I have such a soft spot for epistolary fics; here Arthur and Merlin scribble notes on the margins of a spell book. Adorable.

Distraction and its sequel My Object All Sublime, Sherlock, John/Sherlock. Sherlock wears a collar, but it doesn't mean anything if he puts it on himself. Good thing John is there to take over that bit. Oh god, oh godddddddd. This, this is how you do collar and discipline kink. So, so hot, and not really about sex at all (except in the ways it sort of is). Highly recced.

The Death and Resurrection of the English Language, Sherlock, John/Sherlock. This is the way I like my Sherlock; twisted but so very aware of it; knowing what is Fine and what is Not Fine to want, but wanting it anyway, and working out the way to get it. And by 'it' he of course means John Watson. All of him. In every way possible. Forever. This is a fascinating trip inside Sherlock's head; dark and intense and full of absolutes. A raw, visceral, scorchingly hot fic. Can't recommend it enough.

The Shape I Found You In, Sherlock, John/Sherlock. Sherlock goes to Stockholm on a case. He and John exchanges texts and emails and talk about some things it's high time they talked about. This is the epistolary fic of my heart. Have read it a couple of times now and it makes me melt into a puddle of happy goo every single time. Highly recced.

In Which We Change, Star Trek Reboot, Kirk/McCoy, AU. An interesting take on werewolves. I was left wanting more, though I can also appreciate why the author finished where they did.

Unwritten, Star Trek Reboot, Kirk/McCoy, AU. Jim is YA author who also works for a publishing house. Leonard McCoy is a recluse author who is about to be rediscovered whether he likes it or not (spoiler: he doesn't). I came for the pairing, but stayed for the excellent meta on writing.

Office Hours, Star Trek Reboot RPS, Pine/Quinto. College AU. Zach is young adjunct professer. Chris is his student. Kat enjoys this fic probably way more than she should. Nnggaaaah, such a guilty pleasure fic but oh god, could not put it down. Hot. Hot hot hot.

hit it hard enough and even skin will tear
, Bandom, Patrick/Pete. Nnngghhh. One of my all time d/s favourites for this pairing. Filthy in the best of ways.

Nightingale (And Not the Lark), Bandom, Patrick/Pete, background Brendon/Ryan and Jon/Spencer. CSI AU. There is something both very unnerving and yet beautiful about the way the author writes Pete and Patrick here. I was equal amounts fascinated and uncomfortable, and not sure whether to be relieved or disappointed when the fic didn't go to the dark place I was fully expecting it to end up in.

Overheard ("Less Talk, More Rock"), Bandom, Patrick/Pete, some others. Omg how have I not recced this before? This 35,000 words of dirty talk and it never gets boring, not once. Pete tells the world that Patrick has no game. Pete, it turns out, is very, very wrong. Unf unf unffffff.

Put Down Your Weapons, Bandom, Patrick/Pete. Patrick stops talking, because it's just easier like that. Lovely.

Chiaroscuro, Bandom, Patrick/Pete. Art school AU. Utterly delightful. Pete is an idiot but he gets the clue eventually. Loved the photography details and cameos of everyone.

Walk The Line
, Bandom, Spencer/Ryan. Oh the the other BFF pairing of my heart. Boys feeling their way from 'experimenting with a friend' to 'boyfriends'. Slow and gorgeous.

this year’s love, Bandom, Spencer/Ryan. Mmmm ust. Plays beautifully for that 'suddenly seeing someone in a new light' cliche that I'm very fond of. Also, Spencer is devious.

planes mistaken for stars, Bandom, Brendon/Shane. Achy and realistic. Sometimes wanting to be with someone isn't enough.

Conversational Japanese, Plus Frogs, Torchwood, Jack/Ianto, but really this is about the friendship between Ianto and Tosh. Absolutely delightful, great character study of both Ianto and Tosh, funny and touching in equal measure.

The Assist, Torchwood, Rhys/Ianto/Gwen. Author summarises this as: "Three adorable Welsh people have sex." which is exactly what happens. And 'lo it is indeed adorable and hot.

Eight Crazy Pilots Serenity Didn't Keep, Multi (Firefly, Farscape, SGA, SG1, Star Wars, BSG). Title says it all. Funny, heartbreaking and absolutely brilliant.

Ten Song Drabbles, Supernatural, Bandom, Stargate Universe. I'm pretty sure the author didn't bother pimping these anywhere *glares at her*, which is a crying shame as they are all excellent and well worth checking out.



Vids:

Rock Star, (download link) NCIS, ensemble. Rock on, the NCIS team! I've grown unexpectedly fond of this show and the vid is just relentless and action-packed.

Rabbit Hearted Girl, Supernatural, the Harvelle women. Strength, sacrifice, love. All the meta you ever wanted about how the show treated Ellen and Jo, in a 4 minute video that will make you bawl your eyes out.

Ki- ki- kiss me, Supernatural, Castiel/Dean. I'm fairly neutral about this pairing, but I can really get behind by the 'teetering on violent' tension this vid creates. Hot.

This is the Picture, Whedonverse multi. Very, very clever vid. Works better if you're familiar with most of source material as the parallels are pulled forth and laid bare. Harrowing and human.

Alone, Merlin, Arthur/Merlin. Arthur has ~feelings~ that can only be expressed through an 80's power ballad. Genius. I laughed so hard I almost peed myself, for reals. Bonus points for the best use of the slash-dragon ever.

The Tower
, Merlin, Morgana character study (from before she got a personality transplant). Gorgeous, the song choice is just perfect. I want this Morgana full of ambiguity, not the one the show insists on giving me.

Brickhouse, (Link goes to vidder's homepage as requested, go to vids, scroll down to miscellaneous fandoms), Multi-source, Gina Torres. A worthy tribute of a smoking hot lady. Unf.

Black Velvet, Glee, Kurt. Inspired song choice. Also, I love Kurt, I really do, and this brings all the sublime tragedy to the fore.

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REMEMBER TO LEAVE FEEDBACK TO THE AUTHORS AND VIDDERS!

kat_lair: (BANDOM - let's swap body fluids)
Happy Saturday Flist!

Yesterday's conference presentation went well and my paper garnered compliments and expressions of interest. Also, so did my glasses. IDEK, but it was nice. Better than all that was that my supervisor called my presentations slides "impressive" which made me preen like a freshly groomed labra-doodle.

To celebrate this, I'm going to spend the weekend doing other things (read: non-uni-related things). I have lots of stuff on my Epic To Do List that needs crossing off. But I also want to write some fic and mess about in fireworks today and pretend I know what to do with graphics (ahahaha, but um, I have fun?). I have Amaretto coffee (wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!) and plan on staying in bed until such time as Merlin starts and I have to drag ass to the lounge where the TV lives.

Speaking of Merlin, did you know that Colin and Bradley write songs together. Where is my band AU, that's all I want to know.



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Have a couple of recs. Because I'm awesome like that.

Fics:
Speech, Star Trek: Reboot, gen. Uhura and language, breath-takingly gorgeous.
Drowning Man (+ sequels), Sherlock, John/Sherlock. Eeeeeveryone's probably read it already, but in case you haven't you should get on that. Commended for keeping my attention even after it moved into established relationship (notoriously difficult to do with me), characterisation is A+ all around.
An Act of Charity, Sherlock, John/Sherlock. Another one that has been recced all over but justifiably, Sherlock has two lists. Dark and sharp is how I tend to like my Sherlock and this delivers.
Sauntering Vaguely Downwards, CWRPS, J2. Boys are geeks who end up and roomies at Dragon*Con. Pure mind candy, schmoopy as hell but very entertaining. Also: Jensen cos-playing Crowley from Good Omens. Why yes, just imagining it makes me happy in my pants.

Vids:
A Study in Time, Doctor Who/Sherlock, trailer. I need this show in my life desperately. BBC should get on that pronto.
A mock season six promo, Supernatural. Completely amazing fan-made season six promo, literally made me clutch my heart.
Unnatural Selection, Multi. Post-apocalyptic. Chilling.

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Oh, and My Chem discover colour! I approve and cannot decide whether I want to molest them or pinch their cheeks for being so adorkable. MAYBE BOTH.

In conclusion: MOAR COFFEE!

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