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Firefly

Two Gorram Days and its subsequent sequels by Dyce Known as The Horseshoe Nails Series. I really can't believe I've never saved/rec'd these before because I've read them repeatedly. It's a wonderful Jayne and River and eventually Jayne/River [without being gross, squicky, or in any way wrong] wherein Jayne helps River become independent. The whole Firefly cast is featured and is brilliantly characterized. The plotting is well-paced, the dialog sounds perfect. It's feel good, funny, angsty, and engrossing. If you've a yen for firefly I highly recommend these.
Kinship
The Bank Job
Miranda
Prodigal, an unfinished WIP but it ends satisfyingly so don't be afraid to read it

"Gotta get back to the stew." He looked critically at her hair. "You know, if you tied that up, it wouldn't get so messy."

She twisted around, looking at him like he'd said something really weird. "My hair isn't a prisoner."

"I didn't mean tied up like that. Like... braided, or some such." Jayne frowned. "You don't know how to braid?" River shook her head, and he sighed. "Look, I'll do it this one time, but you get Kaylee or Inara to show you how for next time, okay? And don't you ever tell nobody I know how to do this."

"Will there be more brushing?" River looked skeptical.

"A little more. And you can take 'em out if you don't like 'em."

"More brushing." She got comfortable again, shaking her hair back.

He gave her two braids, which made her look less like a creepy drowned person and more like a normal little girl. Then he let her wash the berries and put them in a bowl (and clean out his hat), figuring she was safe enough with cold water and carved wood while he added dehydrated potato and peas to the stew, using a little more of Inara's seasonings. "Needs to cook another hour or so, then we can eat."

"Hungry now." River had her little nose almost inside the pot. "I didn't think Jayne could cook."

"Jayne can feed Jayne. And little crazy girls when he has to." He shooed her out of the kitchen. "You can have some in an hour. Patience, remember?"

"I remember." She sat down at the table, reaching for Lux, a machine-gun almost as close to Jayne's heart as Vera. "Show me the inside?"

"Not in just an hour." He took it away, offering her his LeMat instead. "Show me how good you can take this one apart. Careful-like."

"It's one of your favourites." She handled the gun gently, petting it like it was a kitten. "I'll be careful."



The Good Wife

After the Dust Settles by [livejournal.com profile] abvj PG Alicia

“I’ve been fighting for this marriage for the past two years, Alicia. I’ve been fighting for you since the day we met,” he loosens the tie at his neck and laughs bitterly. “What the hell have you been doing?”

She wants to argue. She wants to fight. She wants to hurt him, to draw scars into his skin that will never truly fade so they can carry these marks of failure together; so he can hurt like she does.

Instead she does nothing and the façade comes crashing down around her. Alicia’s shoulders crumble like the foundation of their marriage and the sob she has been holding in surfaces, the sound strangled as it falls past her lips.

“I’ve been trying to love you, Peter,” she tells him. “I shouldn’t have to try. I don’t want to have to try.”

They’re both quiet for a long time.


Impossible Dreams Can't Be Broken by [livejournal.com profile] sweetjaimeelee Alicia/Kalinda, Alicia/Will Teen

In a world where good people are rewarded and bad people are punished, Kalinda would be terrified to even get out of bed in the morning. But this isn’t the fair world that people like to believe in; here, people like Alicia Florrick get betrayal and heartbreak, and people like Kalinda Sharma get a new identity and few consequences.

This is why Kalinda never really saw the point in being good.

She would have preferred it not to end this way, because she is fond of Alicia and distressed by having contributed to her suffering. But the fact is, Kalinda was always going to lose her. Alicia’s recent discontent at Lockhart Gardner has been obvious, as has been the line of high powered headhunters eyeing her interestedly ; really, it’s been just a matter of time before she gets the better offer she doesn’t even know she’s waiting for, and takes it.


How to Fall in Love Completely and Never Be Found by [livejournal.com profile] mosca Alicia/Kalinda, NC-17

Was Alicia expected to match that? She worried as her breath slowed. She stood up and fixed her panties, longing to touch Kalinda but feeling like she needed lessons first. "Easy now," Kalinda said, slipping an arm around Alicia's waist and leading her to the bed. "I was just showing off. You can do whatever you're ready for. I know you don't have much experience with women."

"How do you know that?" It was a foolish question. If Kalinda wanted to know something, she found it out.

"I've met everyone you've dated since college," Kalinda said.

Alicia laughed because the truth had taken so little research, and that relaxed her enough to venture a kiss, which became a tour of Kalinda's sensitive body, the hollows and lines of her neck and shoulders, the sweet flesh of her breasts and belly. Uncharted territory made Alicia's hands shake. "It's all right," Kalinda said. "Next time."


Like a White Shocking Wire by [livejournal.com profile] threeguesses NC-17 Alicia/Will/Kalinda

“You’re probably the worst wingman ever,” Will says, two weeks later on the courthouse steps. “I’m just saying.”

Kalinda hands him a file, the relevant passages already highlighted and colour-coded. “Yeah.” She pauses. Shifts from stiletto to stiletto. “Did get you laid, though.”

(In the dark, whenever Will closes his eyes: Alicia’s breasts and hands and mouth. The line of her back and the shape of her calves in his palms, looping on the projector screen of his eyelids, a constant reminder.)

“Point.”

Kalinda smiles. Will remembers the taste of her lipstick.

Over by the courthouse door, Alicia waves at them, gesturing to something in the medical examiner’s report. They turn towards her automatically; instinct, gravity, sunflowers to the sun.


The Vampire Diaries

Vid

strange and untrue by [livejournal.com profile] crickets An amazing, gorgeous, and incredible ensemble vid.

Fic

Life In Plastic by [livejournal.com profile] unoshot PG-13 character study, Caroline (Matt, Stefan, Damon, Elena, others)


She knows she's supposed to be able to flip some switch, just turn all her emotions off, but she doesn't know how and she's never tried. Caroline doesn't know what she'd be without feelings. She thinks there'd be nothing left.

She's half an hour late for school because she can't decide what to do with her hair -- because she spent three hours going through old Cosmo issues to find every hairstyle Angelina Jolie ever had, wondering if she could pull it off, wondering why the mirror was so shiny, wondering why she was so fixated. She had scissors in her hand before a text from Bonnie said hey where r u and that was it, she was out the door to math class and the quiz she likely failed.

High school is louder than before. She registers the heartbeat of everyone who brushes past her in the hall. She hears all the whispered conversations in corridors -- her gossipy heart can home in on who kissed whom or who's breaking up or who's being reamed out in the principal's office. It might even drive her a little nuts except she loves it too much.

She's seventeen and so are all her friends.

"Black and silver?" says Grant Norris, dubiously, at the third meeting of the dance committee. Caroline has to suppress the completely irrational urge to yank his entire lower lip over his face but thankfully Susan Fletcher chimes in with, "I think it's classy!" and they are agreed.

"Okay." Caroline spreads her papers across the table; she sets down her pink highlighter and picks up the green instead, making careful colour-coded notes. "So we have the DJ and the gym's booked, but we still need flowers and streamers, and -- I'll do the decoration sub-committee if Susan can get the money from the student association. Gina, how are ticket sales?"

She is the general and they are her glittery taffeta army.

Later, Susan says, "Oh my god, Caroline, you should be, like... a party planner when you graduate."

Caroline chirps, "Thanks!" She puts her markers away -- a rainbow in her pencil case -- and studiously ignores the pulse in Susan's throat.
turnonmyheels: (Recs:  B)
I can not believe I haven't posted recs since August. What happened to when I did them every Friday? Also? This has some self-pimping in it, 'cause I'm not ashamed to do shit like that.

Crossover
Burn Notice/Supernatural


Smoke On the Water by [livejournal.com profile] ratherastory Gen.

Whoever these two guys were, they weren't FBI. They were doing a pretty convincing imitation of Feds, but there was something about the way the two of them moved that belied the act. They moved in synch with each other, which pointed to a long-standing partnership, but if they were Bureau then they wouldn't have been together for more than a year, maybe two at most, and that wasn't nearly enough to account for the unspoken communication I could feel coming off them. Besides, the FBI isn't in the habit of pairing up new agents: it's one rookie and one experienced agent, to prevent screw-ups.

It was Page who gave them away, although I doubt anyone other than a trained operative would have spotted it. Plant was the decoy, all swagger and good looks and loud-mouthed questions, but Page was sizing up the room, sizing me up, and within about ten seconds I saw he'd planned all their escape routes and spotted the pistol I was carrying.


Fake!RPS/Merlin

Pairing Pendragon/Merlin meta-fic, *hysterical* and quite moving too. 80K. Merlin pursed his lips. It was a lot, but he’d read White (fuck he loved White) and it wasn’t like he was actually going to do his coursework. Well, he’d do enough, but the lure of fic was way too much. And it was technically practise. Can’t do a degree in editing without editing something, and he’d much rather edit the sexy adventures of his fictional namesake than his actual Uni work, which had rather different mistakes, a lot less romance, and definitely no porn.

He dismissed the idea that he was ignoring Pendragon’s comment (and if he could surround it in little hearts, he would. He’d already screencapped it for posterity.). He wasn’t avoiding, or ignoring, or anything else -ing. He was participating (shit, that was an -ing) in fandom. And meeting people. And stopping being such an NNF that he got seven responses to anything he posted if he was lucky. Guinevere80 wrote hot knights slash and got a decent comment count; he was fortunate


The Vampire Diaries/Supernatural

untitled by [livejournal.com profile] ignipes Gen. Meta-fic Dean fills Sam in on why they can't go to Mystic Falls. HYSTERICAL

Fringe

13 Ways of Looking at a Betrayal by [livejournal.com profile] rivkat Olivia, Olivia/Peter. I bet you I've read this half a dozen times already. "Liv," her sister says, and Olivia closes her eyes, wishing that she could cross the distance between Boston and Chicago as easily as she can (now) swap realities. "Are you trying to excuse him, or condemn him?"

Rachel only vaguely understands what's happening, but she seems to have accepted 'identical replacement' for now.

Olivia sighs. "A little bit of both?" she says, missing the old telephone cords that you could twist during your uncomfortable conversations. "Anyway, I should go. Give Ella my love."

"Always," Rachel says.


Harry Potter

The Best Revenge by Arsinoe de Blassenville Teen. Gen. One of the most enjoyable HP fics I've read in years. The author goes right back to the beginning and asks the question, 'what would have happened if Snape saw Harry's Hogwarts letter addressed to the cupboard under the stairs. In this fic, Harry is HAPPY. Adults take care of children. The Heads of House are intelligent, witty, capable, and AWESOME.


A Muggle-born Magic Draco/Hermione Regency AU. Hermione Granger finds herself in need of a way to pay off her father's debts after his death. Draco Malfoy, retired from the politics of the Isolationists, a group of pure-bloods bent on separating 'true' magic from lesser folk, finds himself in need of a tutor for his son, Scorpius, who appears to be incapable of magic and must learn to survive in a world without it. Draco also needs a wife and mother for Scorpius, to satisfy a promise to his unwell father. After she saves his son from an attack by Isolationists, Draco hires the Muggle-born Miss Granger for the former, and after a riot in Vauxhall Gardens and a scandalous discovery made by his mother, weds that selfsame Muggle-born for the latter. While making the best of her marriage of (in)convenience, Hermione discovers that Scorpius' history of wild imaginings and dreams is more than just imagination.
Luther

Single White Female Alice Alice lived at home during university and grad school. Her parents weren’t as smart as her, but they weren’t stupid enough to let their child live with a bunch of coeds and no real adult supervision. So by the time she turned eighteen, Alice was desperate to get out. She found a flat and grad student to share it with and told her parents she was moving out. They could pay for it. Or they could pay for it. Their choice.

They chose to pay for it.



Make It Or Break It

by [livejournal.com profile] escritoireazul Also for me for Yuletide, also perfect. Emily, Payson, Gen. Sort of, Emily agrees, and she nods. But sort of, too, she thinks Payson is wrong. Because sometimes, what happens off the mat, that’s such a huge deal too. Like, she’s good and she’s getting better, but would she have been good enough for the Rock if she’d come out of another elite gym and not from the Y? How much of her story is the reason she’s here now, struggling to make the National Team? Can she really separate that from whatever talent she has?

Her story makes her Emily, and Emily is the one with that all-important skill. If it’s just about the moves, just about the technical skill, is Emily all important too?

Those thoughts make her head hurt. She puts them aside to deal with later.



RPS

The Doors of Time by [livejournal.com profile] felisbalnco Jensen/Jared ultimately NC-17. This is without a doubt, one of the finest AUs I have ever read, if not the best. The world building is truly astounding.

Sons of Anarchy

A Study of Courtly Love in Leather and Chrome by [livejournal.com profile] escritoireazul This was written for me for Yuletide. It is Tara and Tig and Courtly Love and it is perfect. Picture, if you will, the tableaux: The dark-haired beauty who will inherit the throne and rule beside her prince; all who cross her shall look on her and despair. Kneeling before her, head bowed, the knight who cannot bear to stand one moment more now that he has returned to his most beloved. Her hand, so delicate, outstretched to brush her fingertips against his hair.

She is no princess, this woman, but a doctor brave and true, and he no knight in shining armor.



The Good Wife
Vid


Shove It by [livejournal.com profile] bop_radar Kalinda Character study. Bop Radar is one of my favorite vidders and this vid is exceptional even by her standards.

Fic

Justitia's Hermes by [livejournal.com profile] turnonmyheels Cary character study I wrote for Yuletide. What? I think it's awesome. Life hasn't worked out the way Cary planned. He is going to rectify that as soon as he can. Spoilers through 2.08



The Vampire Dairies

Vids

Addicted by [livejournal.com profile] butterfly Damon gorgeous vid, beautiful visually. it can't help it though, because the actors are so fucking stunning

Dot Dot Dot by [livejournal.com profile] silviakundera Damon and Stefan awesome. funny. shiny

Run Fast by [livejournal.com profile] gigglemonster Caroline Forbes from beginning through the last aired episode, my notes read: fucking awesome, just like Caroline

Fic

Don't Hold It Against Me by [livejournal.com profile] smc_27 Adult. Caroline/Tyler "Stop avoiding me!" she hisses. He rolls his eyes like she's just the needy girl she was...until recently. "Tyler, this is..."

"Look, you saw me cry, okay?" he whispers, looking around to make sure no one can hear them. There's not even anyone else around. "It's not cool."

"It's fine!" She smiles and he narrows his eyes. "I cry all the time."

"You're a girl."

"So? Who cares? I just...I could...We could help each other." She shrugs one shoulder and looks at him, and he tilts his head and shakes it just slightly.

Yes, she's just given him the admittedly adorable look that has always, always gotten her her way.

"You're evil," he tells her. She actually laughs and he cracks a bit of a smile. "Fine. Whatever."

He walks away and she texts him before he's even at the end of the hall. She hears him whisper, "Goddamn," and laughs. When he turns to look at her, she just taps her ear and giggles when he looks totally confused.

She'll have to explain all that to him later.


The Fine Art of Poisoning by [livejournal.com profile] turnonmyheels NC-17 Damon/Katherine, Stefan/Katherine, Stefan/Katherine/Damon. In the Spring of 1864, Katherine Pierce poses as an orphan to gain entry to the Salvatore estate in Southern Virginia. She captivates the household with her beauty and charm. She has everyone under her thumb with one exception, Stefan Salvatore. Determined to seduce him without using compulsion, Katherine decides to use Stefan's only obvious weakness against him—his brother. Pitting the brothers against each other quickly becomes more than a game, turning into full-on obsession as Damon requires no compulsion and little seduction to corrupt his younger brother. As the triangle shifts and the body count rises, no one will remain unscathed.

Lame Ducks Don't Do Well as Parental Figures by [livejournal.com profile] badboy_fangirl. Jenna Sommers. The next time Jenna sees Andie, she's got this beautiful silk scarf tied around her neck in this abnormally stylish way and Damon Salvatore's hanging on her arm. Jenna gives herself a silent high five as she watches them nuzzling each other in a booth; that is until she turns around and sees the look on Elena's face.

Some days she'd rather be lame than parental at all, really. It's only on this day that she realizes she's both.


Like a Dog With a Bone by [livejournal.com profile] eenaangel PG-13 Caroline/Tyler “Tyler Lockwood is following me,” she says in lieu of a greeting, or an apology. She glares at Damon like this is his fault-because even though they get along a bit now, she still likes blaming shit on him. It’s easier than having to find the actual responsible party and it soothes her ego to slap him around when the memories of his abuse resurface and she’s trapped in a haze of anger and bloodlust.

Stefan and Damon share an ominous vampire look that must be something they inherited from their father, because she can never look that serious/frustrated/amused/worried without also looking constipated (so she’s trying out her vampire looks in the mirror-she doesn’t really need to sleep as much and sometimes she gets bored). Stefan wanders over to the windows, peers through the blinds, and then gives Damon a grave nod.

“And you led him here,” Damon rolls his eyes, but doesn’t lose that amused light in his eyes. “Thanks Blondie.”


No Claim On You by [livejournal.com profile] summerstorm Gen. Caroline Forbes This one time they're having coffee together outside, a couple of weeks into spring weather, and Bonnie says, "So how are you dealing with, you know, the cravings?"

She's halfway through a sip so that it looks almost casual, the way her voice is soft and she looks all concerned and stuff, so Caroline spouts off some crap about the tricks she's learned to quell her thirst when it gets dangerous, and thanks Bonnie for asking.

It's kind of awkward, because she doesn't want Bonnie to freak out or think Caroline thinks Bonnie supports vampirism as a rule now, which means she can't say what she actually means, which is Thanks for asking like you're concerned about how I'm doing instead of like you're a criminal profiler trying to predict a serial killer's next move.

But it's not glaringly obvious in a bad way, she doesn't think. She just points out that what she's saying is kind of personal, as an apology, but Bonnie reads it as an accusation and says, "I'm sorry. I didn't mean to—"


Not Your Rosalie Hale by [livejournal.com profile] iphignia939 Gen. Caroline Forbes

”Because it was safer if you didn’t know,” Elena says.

”But I wasn’t,” Caroline says – not rude or anything, because she gets it, now. She still thinks people messing with her head, like, once a week is messed up, but there are some things you don’t remember and stay the same. Like that nurse at the hospital. No one wants to remember being someone else’s salad bar. “Damon used me like a salad bar that gave blowjobs, and there was this dark-haired lady, and Stefan made me forget that night when he slipped me vervain to mickey Damon. I wasn’t safer. I was just stupider.”

And oh, man, now Elena’s crying. “I’m sorry!” Caroline says, waving her hands. “I mean, I’m not, really, because I’m not wrong, but I’m sorry I said it that way—“

”No,” Elena says, sniffling. She wipes at her eyes. “You’re not wrong. And – it’s kind of nice, actually, to know you’re still you. Only Caroline Forbes could say that that way.”

“Well, duh.” She shrugs. “I’m still me. I’m just bitey.”


The Pitchfork Play (Not) Its Part Well by [livejournal.com profile] havocthecat PG. Liz Forbes The vervain clears its way out of Liz's system in three days.

Throw Yourself From Skin to Skin by [livejournal.com profile] turnonmyheels Adult. Damon screws (with) Mystic Falls, episode by episode. Damon is a vampire. There will be death, rape, torture, sex, bloodplay, etc.

“What do you think they’re talking about?” Alaric regretted the words as soon as they were out of his mouth. He’d known better than to make small talk with Damon since the moment he met him.

“I’m sure Isobel is all ‘My darling girl, I can’t believe I let you go. Please come closer so I can drink your blood.’” Damon rolled his eyes and stared at Alaric. “And then Elena says, ‘No! You can’t drink my blood, but I’d like to get to know you, you’re my mother after all.’”

Alaric leaned back against Damon’s car and kept his eyes on The Grill. “Forget I said anything.”

“Generally speaking, I can’t even remember you exist much less your inane excuse for banter.”

The absurdity of the statement forced a chuckle from Alaric. “You are so full of shit.” Damon huffed out a noncommittal sound. “Seriously, you’re always, ‘Let’s go kill something, teacher!’ You can’t keep your hands off my weapons, you stalk me through town at any given opportunity, and now that my not exactly dead vampire wife is in town you’re shadowing every step I make.”

Damon kept his eyes on the entrance to The Grill and didn’t speak.

“I think you like me.” Alaric didn’t bother to hide the dopey grin on his face. “I think you want to be” -- he nudged Damon with his elbow and clasped both hands together in front of his heart -- “friends.”
turnonmyheels: (Recs:  B)
Chuck

anna saves the world. a lot by [livejournal.com profile] omfgsh PG Anna Wu. Eventually, she gets transferred to Hawaii, and yeah, it kind of sucks because Morgan thinks she ran off with some chef.

But she's so not going to let it get her down.

She's Anna Wu, bitches. She'll be back.


CROSSOVER: SUPERNATURAL/SONS OF ANARCHY ::looks pointedly at [livejournal.com profile] cherrymmm and [livejournal.com profile] essene::

Hells Angels Ain't Just a Rival MC novel length, No Star is Lust interlude, Pagans, Outlaws, and Bandidos, Oh My Novel Length. by [livejournal.com profile] wordsothewitch. Run, do not walk. NC-17, Dean/Jax. Summary: Dean Winchester goes to Charming, California, expecting to find the final battleground of the Apocalypse. What he doesn't expect is Jax Teller and the Sons of Anarchy doing their dangerous best to keep the peace when the rest of the world's going to hell--literally. The Hells Angels aren't just a rival motorcycle club anymore, and Jax and Dean are going to do what they can to keep the world from ending for everyone, even if it means they die trying.

Friday Night Lights

Our Last Days as Children by [livejournal.com profile] lindentree PG-13 Luke/Becky Becky nodded, silently wondering what if. What if. What if she'd decided to let a mistake become a baby? Would that baby have her brown eyes, or Luke's, blue like the morning sky before the hot sun washed it out? What if they never had sex in the first place; sex so fumbling and awkward that Becky was left wondering why anyone bothered? What if they had gone on a real date, a proper date, not the kind of date sluts went on, and just held hands and drove around and maybe kissed? What if they had been boyfriend and girlfriend, and not rushed so painfully into all of these awful, hard things she now had to live with?

Becky brushed away the tear that slid down her cheek, hoping her mom couldn't see. What did any of it matter, anyway? Who even cared? Nobody. Nobody cared.


Vid

the first day of my life music by Bright Eyes, vid by [livejournal.com profile] gigglemonster Tim/Jason. If this vid doesn't make you cry you have no heart or soul.

Southland

An Honest Life Gen. by Mjules When he was thirty-three and a half (not that he counted half-years, but Laurie did, and he thought it was kind of cute despite himself, just like everything Laurie did), his dad had been in prison for thirteen years. He’d been hanging around with this cute nurse he’d met when he had to get stitches in his left arm from getting nicked with a stray bullet, and she was nice, and he liked her, and they got along like a house on fire. She was starting to make noises about settling down, and having a family had always sounded like something John should do when he was grown up.

And if thirty-three and a half wasn’t grown up, he should do some re-evaluating.



Star Trek: The Next Generation

Metadata by [livejournal.com profile] hairyparamecium G. Data, Data/Geordi The poker game seemed forgotten. "Further, I believe it must be pointed out that my gender was itself essentially an arbitrary decision on the part of Dr. Soong. He and my mother argued over the matter until he simply crafted my head in his image. In fact, one could say that this is true for any aspect of my personality. For example, while I am in all practical aspects ambidextrous, I do favor my left hand for simple tasks such as painting. This is not a conscious choice or a spontaneously generated piece of code. It was a decision that Dr. Soong must have at some point purposefully made while he was creating me."

Supernatural

Deep Breaths by Trollprincess Mature Ellen Harvelle/Mary Winchester. It feels like you're swallowing shards of glass, but you say it anyway. No to his fucking offer. No to having John when you can't have your parents as well. No to a life you've always wanted, with a good strong man like John, when it's attached to a foundation built on rickety playing cards and a root cellar littered with the bodies of your parents.

Whatever this thing is, no one trades a restored life for a mere visit to pick up "a little something." You'll have strings attached to you for years, trailing behind you for the next decade like you're some fraying, knitted jellyfish.

No.

"Fuck you," you add for good measure.


Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

A Jack Knifed Juggernaut (I am born again) by [livejournal.com profile] arenotvalid Gen. Cameron character study. John has suggested that she rewatch Battlestar Galactica. He said, "You can't immediately learn to act like a human. Try acting like a cylon first."

Cameron does not derive enjoyment from watching television. Additionally, Battlestar Galactica is confusing. The Commander of the Fleet is always clapping slowly, but he should not be wasting time on symbolic gestures.

One of the cylons has faith. He chooses to sit in front of a human and to have her inflict physical harm upon his body. Within the parameters of the fictional construct, he has a fully-functioning nervous system. Within the parameters of the fictional construct, he is able to leave and he does not. He appears to derive enjoyment from the pain. This is called masochism. This robot is a masochist.


The Vampire Diaries

A Fool for Lesser Things by [livejournal.com profile] paradise_city IMO, the BEST Damon character study out there. PG Elena/Stefan, Elena Damon It's a perfectly clear and succinct answer to the question he didn't even have a chance to ask. This is clearly Stefan's fault; it’s got his signature all over it, the way he always ruins the things he cares about most. Damon could be angry about it, if he cared enough, but once he knows Elena’s not hurt he’s mostly just enjoying the schadenfruede of it all. He knows Stefan sees himself as the hero in their brotherly narrative but Damon's been amassing more and more evidence to the contrary. It’s not a role he necessarily wants to play, but it is one he enjoys denying Stefan. So while this last-minute road trip didn’t start out as one of the best ideas he’s ever had, taking his brother’s heartbroken girlfriend along for the ride suddenly makes it look a whole lot better.

A Spinning Carousel by [livejournal.com profile] tokenblkgirl PG-13 Bonnie Bennett Elena says: “I know what you’re going through. I’m here for you Bonnie, whatever you need.”

Bonnie hears: This isn’t about you either.


Break Me Open by [livejournal.com profile] scorpiod1 NC-17 Damon/Stefan “Stefan,” Damon reached out, touching his brother’s cheek.

Stefan flinched away from him, backing farther away as if trying to disappear into the darkness.

Damon paused, observing his shivering brother. He didn’t look well at all, eyes sunken in, face drawn and pale; a pathetic junkie, ashamed and desperate. He seemed almost feral, his mouth and chin covered in blood, too frantic in feeding to watch himself.

But it wasn’t just hunger in Stefan’s eyes wearing him down; it was the painful clarity, the knowledge that he could no longer maintain the illusion that he was better than Damon. Stefan prided himself on being above it all, so proud of being able to live off squirrels and rabbits but strip that all away and Stefan was just another hungry vampire. He couldn’t pretend he didn’t want just as deeply as Damon did, maybe even more so, not when there was proof right here with Damon as witness to it all.

Damon pulled his hand back.


Break Your Little Heart by [livejournal.com profile] aiscat93 Teen. Alaric gets him back with a stake to the back next time he sees him, and as Damon is cursing fluently and trying to reach around to pull it out – with much difficulty; this is amusing, and Alaric reflects that he should stake him more often – Alaric thinks that this is the stupidest situation he’s ever been in. He should stake Damon properly – hell, he killed his wife, clinically if not literally – but there’s something about him that Alaric doesn’t want to stamp out. Maybe it’s the sort-of humanity that Alaric can kind of see lurking under the surface, maybe it’s that
Damon seems to be showing some odd desire to save Mystic Falls from other creatures as bad as himself – but killing him looks to be a bad idea, from whatever angle Alaric’s standing at.


Civilised by [livejournal.com profile] entangled_now R. Damon/Stefan "Maybe if you ask me nicely, I won't eat them," he says sensibly. Because Stefan does love sensible conversations.

Though he's far too close to be entirely sensible. Close enough that they're probably a scandal in any polite society.

Stefan's used to his invasions of personal space, used to Damon pushing himself into his space. But this, Damon's never dared anything quite like this. Maybe the poking of old wounds has made him more reckless than usual. Or maybe he's getting sentimental in his old age. Hell, maybe this town is just impossibly dull.

So he lays his mouth against his brother's.

Stefan's goes rigid underneath him, hands flying up between them to shove at his chest.

Damon considers, just for an instant, not letting Stefan go, of reminding him exactly which one of them is on the high protein diet and which one of them is weak and soft and vulnerable. Because it's a reminder Damon is always happy to give.



Give them blood, blood, blood. by [livejournal.com profile] kermitfries00 R Damon/Stefan Damon is slow a lot of the time. Human slow, just because he can be so much more than that. He relishes in doing the mediocre. You remember trying to explain that to father, because this is the way your brother has always been. He didn’t understand. You didn’t understand either, dutifully spitting out words Damon had said, things he’d done, attempting to explain a person you didn’t understand for a benefit that only benefited you. Defending him, he didn’t need that, but you did. Damon transcended comprehension. He was the only thing you couldn’t figure out, the only thing that had pieces leading to nowhere and parts that just didn’t work with no explanation at all, no meaning at all. Or so you told yourself, just to ease the sting that being left in the dark - after so many years - you were left with.

Stefan/Damon by [livejournal.com profile] iwrotethissong PG-13. "How’s it going?"

"What?"

"Don’t play dumb with me; I know you. I’m talking about the cravings."

"I don’t have any."

He tilts his head and regards you. "Wow. I knew I was always the better liar but I never realized how atrocious you actually are at the art of lying."

"Leave it to you to make it an art."

He waggles his eyebrows. "When it comes to me, everything is an art." He comes closer and looks at you more closely. "Man, you look like hell."





And that my friends, is my fannish contribution for the summer.
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Crossover! Friday Night Lights/Gossip Girl

All that shimmers in this world is sure to fade by [livejournal.com profile] lexiesloan Blair/Tim

“Texas?” Her mother’s nose wrinkles in the same manner and Blair has to bite down on her bottom lip to keep from laughing. “But… I thought we were all going to Paris this summer.”

“Mother… I really need something different,” she tries to explain even though she doesn’t know if she can. She isn’t sure that even she fully understands it.

Eleanor stares at her for a moment and Blair holds her breath. “You’re already so different, Blair,” she says, standing up, coming to her and Blair tilts her chin up so their matching dark brown eyes could meet. There is a moment of silence and then Eleanor sighs. “Texas?” She says again and Blair laughs.


Glee

‘Cause You’ve Got An Awfully Long Way To Go by [livejournal.com profile] paperclipbitch Puck/Kurt, Finn/Kurt, PG-13

“Or be banged by Finn, whatever, I don’t know what gets you off,” Puck shrugs, “I mean, you look like you bottom, but-”

“Oh my God,” Kurt says helplessly and it sort of comes out as a whimper. He must still be asleep, this cannot possibly actually be happening. Puck cornering him by his locker and discussing his sexual preferences is just too unlikely and ridiculous, even after all the other weird shit that’s gone down recently.

“Hey,” Puck says, “for all I know you get all animalistic and bossy in bed and that’s cool too, you know, if you want to top the shit out of Finn. I kind of doubt it ‘cause you’re carrying a girl’s purse and also you make that chick in Legally Blonde look manly, but whatever works for you, I guess.”


Iron Man

Concession by [livejournal.com profile] obsession_inc Gen. Incredible what-if fic. Pepper Potts [and Tony Stark] have disappeared and Christine Everhart, Vanity Fair reporter investigates

There are thousands of available pictures of Pepper Potts and she is out of focus in every one of them. Every one features some combination of Tony Stark, weapons manufacturing mogul, foreground; Virginia Potts, personal assistant, background. If it wasn't so infuriating, it would be damn near poetic. Christine resigns herself to having to request Pepper’s employee badge photo from Stark Industries, fighting their (understandably less-than-forthcoming) H.R. department for a picture that will end up looking more than a little bit like a mug shot. Which, under the circumstances, is a tasteless bit of irony that Christine could do without, regardless of her editor's opinion to the contrary.

Star Trek

A Member of the Nightshade Family** [livejournal.com profile] savoytruffle Adult. Mirror!verse. Spock has a plan for dealing with the new captain. McCoy agrees to take one for the team. Kirk hasn’t quite learned the meaning of “too good to be true.”

“I’ll bet he has…” McCoy skims through Kirk’s file, shaking his head as he goes. “So, this…kid fucks a paraplegic a few times and calls him ‘Daddy’ and he gets command of the flagship?”

“Positions in the Empire have been awarded on less logical bases.”

“Ain’t that the truth.”

“It would hardly be in my interest to construct a strategy based on falsehoods,” Spock notes. “And this conversation would proceed more quickly were you to curb your habitual use of redundant human idioms.”

McCoy rolls his eyes. “This conversation would proceed more quickly if you’d stop using three times as many words as you need to make your goddamn point, but you don’t see me holding my breath, now do you?”

Spock raises an eyebrow. “I will assume that question is rhetorical.”


The Vampire Diaries

Buddy Ficlet!! by [livejournal.com profile] rivkat

At least he was here, with her, instead of trying to fend off five werewolves all by himself. Elena wondered if it was something about being over a hundred years old, or at least about not growing up with the macho ideal so many guys her age seemed to obsess over: when Damon looked at a situation that he couldn’t handle, he actually showed some realism.

Well, sometimes.



But It Can Be Won by [livejournal.com profile] silviakundera Stefan/Elena/Damon OT3
The first time Elena Gilbert thinks she fell in love was a wince-bright sunny day. The memory is vivid, stained glass clear:

The grass smells freshly cut and the necklace he fastened is warm from the sun (but she’d thought it was his palms, so large when they’d settled on her shoulders). It singes the front of her throat as she smiles at him. He is so mysterious and new, and she likes that, likes the impossibly perfect way his mouth fits over hers. He said he wanted her to have this.

It's nothing like Matt and his sandbox, stole-your-toys grin. It's like running away from home, convertible top down, the wind in your hair.

He thanks her for pushing him; she’d always wanted to push somebody.

oh, this is it, she hums in her head. this is what I’ve been waiting for.

**

She’s wrong.


The Quick brown Fox by [livejournal.com profile] entangled_now Damon/Alaric NC-17

He's careful not to slice into the skin because Alaric is already a heady combination of sex and rage and guilt, and adding blood to that would be too much like chumming the water.

Damon only has so much self-control after all.


Vid

All the Same to Me by SilverVintage82. Fantabulous Damon character study vid.
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Southland

Into the Grey by [livejournal.com profile] breakthecitysky PG Ben, Cooper. It's short and 100% amazing.

“You can’t save everyone,” Cooper says, and Ben knows that’s right.

It still takes everything in him though, not to turn and say, “Yeah. But you saved me.”


by the same author Ache is Hiding, Hoping

He watches Cooper, but Coop’s as hard to read as ever, that calm, easy face, the eyes that know how to keep secrets. He meets Laurie, which is weird, because it’s hard to imagine Cooper with anyone, really. They get in the car, they head back to Los Angeles. He gets a few more glimpses. He gets that glimpse.

He watches Cooper’s profile as he talks about his dead friend. About seeing him in gay bars, and getting ignored. He watches for any sort of flicker of reaction in that face, for regret, or loss, maybe even anger, but he can’t seem to find it. Just another peek into a part of Cooper that Ben’s never had access to and as greedy as he wants to be he can’t bring himself to ask for more. He just lets it go, hang in the air before dissipating, eyes moving back to the road.

It’s not like he stops thinking about it, though.


Star Trek

Earth Kids are Assholes Gen Spock and Kirk meet in a different way. When he gets back to his aunt's house, his mother asks him what happened to him, and he says, "I made a friend."

She arches one eyebrow. Others would say 'almost as well as a Vulcan,' but she is his mother, and he knows better. She says, "With your fists?"

He thinks about it. "Yes. With my fists."

His aunt laughs. "Congratulations, Amanda. He's finally mastered the culture of eleven-year-old human boys."

Spock doesn't understand the joke, but it makes his mother smile.


Supernatural

Vagabondage by [livejournal.com profile] rivkat NC-17 Wincest Dean shrugged. “What, I can’t have fantasies? Look, I do something crazy unsafe, it’s gotta be hunting evil. Otherwise it’s just stupid.” People who weren’t them were either dangerous or not yet proven dangerous, and he could handle that ordinarily. But letting himself get disarmed and under someone else’s control--he’d be taking too big a risk of leaving Sam behind, and no matter how hot the thought got him there was no way it was worth that price.

Sam closed his mouth. Then, with the deliberation of someone drunker than he ought to have been, he reached for the bottle on the nightstand between them and took three long swallows, throat rippling as he tilted the bottle up. When he put it back, it rocked and nearly tipped over, until Dean reached out to save it.

While Dean was occupied with that, Sam said, “There are ways. If you wanted.”


The Vampire Diaries - vids

The Little Things by [livejournal.com profile] silviakundera Who says Because Damon and Elena's friendship is 1 part honesty, 1 part coming through when it counts, and 3 parts making awesome faces at each other I'd watch a show of Damon and Elena hanging out, no questions asked so this vid is a very happy place for me.

Fic

A Corner of Your Heart by [livejournal.com profile] tigs PG Damon/Elena (Elena/Stefan, Caroline/Matt). This is a fun light hearted fic. I love the dialog and the characters getting a chance to be themselves without all the things that go bump in the night.

Elena says, "Care— Damon—" but Caroline grins and Damon just smiles ingratiatingly and holds out a single rose, because he knows how to play the gentleman. Those of Elena’s sisters that are on the first floor are looking between Damon and Elena and Elena knows that they're wondering if this is the infamous Stefan. Maybe Damon knows it too, because he says, loudly enough for all the gossips to hear, "My brother wouldn't want you to miss this night because of him."

So, under Caroline's direction, Elena gets pulled back upstairs. Halfway up the staircase, though, they pause so Caroline can say, "Most of the guys are hanging out in the basement. Try not to eat any of them alive, okay?"


Ignorance is Bliss Until They Take Your Bliss Away by [livejournal.com profile] devilc Mature Jeremy Gilbert/Tyler Lockwood

Tyler laughs and says, "You are so hung up on her. She's gone. Get over it."

Anger bubbles up in Jeremy like water from hidden spring. He's so fucking sick of it. Sick of the people he loves dying on him. Sick of Elena and Stefan and their secrets. Sick of people treating him like he's five. Sick of all the pretending. Sick of all the lies.


see us all as lonely fires by [livejournal.com profile] omfgsh Bonnie, PG When Bonnie Bennett falls apart, the world does the same. Bonnie doesn’t (shouldn’t) fall apart. She’s solid, reliable, and Bonnie. Her life is dull, the slots neatly aligning with no space left for the fantastic or the horrible.

But it does happen and this is how it goes: She leaves. She’s scared and she leaves.



2 ficlets that you can't miss by [livejournal.com profile] janie_tangerine Damon/Alaric, NC-17

“Oh, that is kinky. I bet you didn’t even know that yourself, did you?”
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Battlestar Galactica Vids

*3* amazing Starbuck centric vids to set Pink songs. by [livejournal.com profile] dualbunny You can NOT miss these \o/ I'm Not Dead, God is a DJ, Cuz I Can

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Better Luck With Girls Adult, Buffy/Faith by [livejournal.com profile] shrift.

"Ever had sex with someone who had superpowers?" Buffy asked.

"Not yet, but I hear it's wicked awesome," Faith said.

"It's a perk," Buffy said, and kissed her.



Chuck

I Hate This Part (Right Here) by [livejournal.com profile] seperis Chuck, Casey, Sarah, gen-nish Rating: PG-13. there's nothing in the world like finding Seperis has written fic in a fandom you're desperate to read. A mission goes awry and Chuck is ... hurt. Casey and Sarah take care of it.

Null by [livejournal.com profile] nightfawkes PG Chuck/Casey. I'm a sucker for 2nd PPV fic. You’re shaking again, and you don’t dare stop to think about why. You whisper, “Is the whole more than the sum of its parts? Am I nothing but a lie?”

“You are not the lie, Chuck. You are the truth. You are real.”

“But who am I? If no one knows me, then do I exist?”


Only You by [livejournal.com profile] daria234
Chuck goes back over later to help Casey get rid of the bodies. He forgets when this stopped being a horror and started being a nice thing to do as a team player.

Casey is fussy. About everything: all the details of the cleanup, doing things right, leaving no trace. Chuck's used to it by now, but it had taken him a while to understand how all that fussiness could co-exist in a man whose fists and guns and angry eyes could make him seem like a wild animal. Eventually Chuck figures it out, and it doesn't seem so crazy.

It seems like being good at a job.


Crossover! Battlestar Galactica/Star Trek

Rising Sign by [livejournal.com profile] ninety6tears Adult. Kara-centric. When Kara Thrace flies through the wormhole near the end of Season Three, she finds Earth-- but not the Earth that Galactica's been searching for. Instead she finds herself hailed by a ship calling itself the USS Enterprise! And yet it's so much more than that. Kara and Kirk are practically hetero life mates, she and Spock don't see eye to eye and she fraks nearly everyone on the ship. Her relationship with McCoy is beautiful

Crossover! Firefly/Star Wars

by [livejournal.com profile] vaznetti Gen River Tam and Yoda. There aren't enough words to express the genius of this fic.

"Hmpf," says the gnome. "Not wise at all." It turns and walks away from her; when River stands she can feel her feet squishing into the damp ground. Leaves brush her head as she walks around the trees in her path; small insects buzz against her ears as she follows the hobbling gnome. There's dirt between her toes now and a twig in her hair, as if the world was trying to prove itself to her.

She catches up with the gnome at a small round building. "I'm not real," she confides.

"All is not illusion," it tells her. "Learn you must." It invites her in and gives her a bowl of things grown on this very planet; she takes each piece out, one by one, to memorize texture, shape, color, before she tastes it. Earth-that-was had this wealth, she thinks. Maybe it was easier to believe in things, when there were so many of them.


Gossip Girl

Yes, I may have quit the show, although the surprise casting of Billy Baldwin may lure me back, I'm still reading some of the fic

when I have fears that I may cease to be by [livejournal.com profile] artemis_sparks Chuck/Blair Chuck's never been so pleased to misjudge someone.
Harry Potter

The House That Cedric Built by King's Cross Rated R. Wonderful Draco POV of an 8th year and a 5th house. Goes back and forth in the timeline. Lovely, lovely voices. Astoria -- or Asteria as the author has chosen to spell it -- is a wonderful character

Leverage


Plot Devices by [livejournal.com profile] entangled_now PG-13, Eliot/Hardison Crackish, amnesia themed fic
in which Eliot is not Brian Westwood, or Jason Bourne.


SouthLand A show I've watched since the beginning and have recced in the past in case you're new and want something to read

A Little Mental Yoga by Dsudis. Cooper/Sherman, Adult. Telepathy fic that isn't crack. That's right, in a non-sci fic/fantasy fandom. Should be impossible, but totally isn't


Star Trek

Little Shadow by [livejournal.com profile] hollycomb Adult, Chekov/Sulu Phenomenal story of Chekov's years in the Academy. He falls desperately in love with his roommate Sulu. The breathtakingly sharp teenage angst is stunning.

You wanna stand by my side? Darlin', Your heads not right. by [livejournal.com profile] xsaturated Spock/McCoy [my secret favorite ST ship] Starts with Spock getting de-aged and only allowing Bones to be near him. Ends with a crew against crew baseball game and Spock learning to heckle. Too awesome for words.


Orange Crush and Cream Soda this morning
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Dark Angel Vid

Treat Me Like a Villain by [livejournal.com profile] danegan Dark Angel. Without a doubt one of the very best vids I have ever seen.


DCU

Close to Home by [livejournal.com profile] iesika Kon/Tim, Kon/Cassie, Kon/OMC Rated R. A murder mystery at Smallville High drives Kon to brush up on his detective skills – and his undercover work. He might need to call in some help. Good thing his best friend is an expert at both. Con is perfectly clueless and earnest.


Glee

Wonderwall by [livejournal.com profile] anomalousalanna R. Quinn/Rachel. I read this fic a while back while Sal and I were on the beach. I immediately recced it to her and by extension thought I had recced it to everyone else. Note to self, telling one person does not mean you ever told anyone else. This fic is perfect. Quinn gets kicked out and winds up living with Rachel and her dads.

“How did I go from head cheerleader to pregnant lesbian?” She asks the other girl thoughtfully.

“I must just be that good.”


She is and the fic is pitch-perfect

Gossip Girl

Blair and Audrey Picspam by [livejournal.com profile] artemis_sparks fabulous picspam.

Harry Potter
To Make a Wager by [livejournal.com profile] artemis_sparks Harry/Pansy, Draco/Harry light R. Draco and Pansy have been making bets since childhood. Now they can't seem to stop.

"But – But you're not Granger," he said earnestly. "You don't care about N.E.W.T.s. All you want after Hogwarts is to start your own line of nineteen-forties-themed cosmetics."

She shrugged noncommittally and devoted herself to eating her chicken.

Draco adored Pansy, but he didn't trust her one bit. She always had ulterior motives. So did he. It was why they were friends.

So, that night he resolved to follow her. Pansy went out nearly every night to meet some bloke or other. There was a solid chance that it was a bloke affecting her decision because the only thing Pansy took more seriously than boys was mascara.



Trajectories by [livejournal.com profile] bookshop Draco/Harry Rating: PG. 8th year at Hogwarts, portraits, grief, in my favorite fic of the holiday exchanges this year. GREAT look at portraits.

Star Trek Reboot

So Wise We Grow by [livejournal.com profile] captanddeastar Kirk/Spock, Ensemble. Rated R. All I have to say about this is \o/\o/\o/\o/ and you've been reading a lot of kid!fic and want something *awesome* this is what you should read.

“Commander Spock, we have located your son,” the Vulcan lady on the screen says, which would be great, except Jim can tell by the look on Spock’s face that he’s never heard of this kid before in his life. “If it is expedient, the child will be sent to join you on the Enterprise within the week.”
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::cracks knuckles::

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Less Than Real by Zulu Faith/Dawn, Explicit. This fic is gorgeous, just gorgeous. It begins with "When Dawn was real ... " and goes from there. The voices are sublime.

Crossover
Leverage/Veronica Mars


Four Times Parker Got Away from Veronica, and One Time She Didn't by ScintillaIo Veronica/Parker. Exactly what the title says it is, also short, simple, and perfect. Veronica always catches her mark. Parker only gets caught when she wants to.

Friday Night Lights/Sons of Anarchy/Supernatural

Not Because You Should, But Because You Must by [livejournal.com profile] devilc Adult Tim/OFC, Jax/Tim/Dean. This is So. Much. Fun. Seriously. If you're familiar with the fandoms [and even if you're not] this is a blast.

Dark Angel

Rage Against the Dying of the Light by [livejournal.com profile] lyl_devil PG-15 Species study. Fascinating look at how the X-series self-governs and the implications [non-porny] of heat.

Dune

This City, The Ruins in Its Heart by [livejournal.com profile] bantha_fodder Gen. Alia character study that nails it so hard I bet Frank feels it in his grave.

She is preborn, adult before her time, and the children of the sietch are not her friends. Abomination, they declare, harbinger, coan-teen, words they can barely pronounce, let alone understand, and if she were on any other planet her eyes would well with tears, and she would leak water for her childhood.

She is Fremen, though, and she conserves her water.

Cultivates her anger.


Gossip Girl

Charlie Foxtrot by [livejournal.com profile] artemis_sparks R Dan/Chuck, Dan/Blair, Chuck/Blair. Future fic, Dan POV he finally gets Blair and Chuck. And himself. Just perfect.

I would like to pause at this juncture and make this an overall Author rec. After reading Charie Foxtrot I was so impressed with how she got the characters and their language and their motivations and skillfully wove together what was great with the books and what was great with Season 1 and ran with it that I read every single fucking thing she has ever written.

Let me tell you, she's good. Other outstanding GG fics include: On How to Be Lovely; A History of Waldorf and Hepburn, 11.27.08, and All the Girls We Could Be

In Harry Potter

try
L'Effet
and Secretary/Assistant

Little Red Corguette by [livejournal.com profile] blamebrampton PG Draco/Harry I love every single thing I've read that Blamebrampton has written and this - is spectacular. Draco works for the Department of Standards. This years corguettes aren't up to European standards. Viva La Revolution!

RPS(f)

The Remedy by [livejournal.com profile] moosesal NC-17 Chad Michael Murray/Kenzie Dalton; Chad/Jensen Ackles; Jensen Ackles/Danneel Harris; ultimate Chad/Danneel/Jensen Warnings/Enticements: het, slash, and threesome sex; cunnilingus; rimming; felching; pegging; double penetration; and one bestiality joke.

Seriously, this is some funny, FUNNY stuff. It's also got amazing voices, wonderfully hot sex, and an ease of reading that makes it fly by and you wish there were more.

Sons of Anarchy

Vid


So Cold by [livejournal.com profile] almostgaby Seriously the best vid I've ever seen for the song. The story it tells from Sons will make your breath catch.

Self Pimpage

Friday Night Lights:
How to Be a Team Leader in One Easy Lesson Pre-series Saracen/Riggins/Street/Williams Adult

Better Late Than Never PG Tyra, Lyla

Crossover FNL/SoA
Riggins Won't Fear the Reaper Gen. Humor, Crack.




Please, if you read something and enjoy it, let the author know.
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Go Here right the hell now and watch this!

Spoilers through all of season 2
Vidder [livejournal.com profile] almostgaby
Song: So Cold, Breaking Benjamin
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Crossovers

DCU/TFaTF


Faster Than a Bird of Prey by [livejournal.com profile] merfilly and [livejournal.com profile] ilyena_sylph

Black Canary goes undercover in the street racing world. Pre TFaTF

Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Torchwood

My Immortal by [livejournal.com profile] elisi Buffy/Jack. NC-17 Jack *is* the Immortal and he and Buffy set out to have a fun, romantic, no-strings relationship while he is in Rome.

This links to the epilogue but there is a link there to take you to previous chapters. EXCELLENT characterization. Cameos by Buffy crew.

Burn Notice/Bandom FOB

People Say A Lot Of Things They Don’t Mean by [livejournal.com profile] scribblinlenore NC-17. OMG DUDE THIS IS SO AWESOME and I had to google to see what band Pete and Patrick are in because I'm THAT clueless. Of course, Michael is that clueless too so I don't feel *quite* so bad.

He peers out the peephole, and standing there is a dark, skinny mess of a soon-to-be-dead man, covered in tattoos, wearing yesterday’s makeup. Apparently, it’s not early for him, so much as very, very late. Michael considers the possibilities, black ops maneuvers for hiding bodies that involve duct tape, cuticle scissors and a bag of quick lime. The banging gets even louder, the soon-to-be dead man really putting his back into it, and Michael flings open the door. Pistol-whipping in broad daylight, he figures, will work just as well as stealth.

The soon-to-be dead man blinks at him, all big, dark eyes of doom and quivering lip.

“I lost Patrick,” he says mournfully.

Michael sorts through all the code phrases he’s ever memorized, not that they’d be current anymore, not that this guy looks like anybody’s idea of an agent. Old habits die hard. He comes up with nothing.

He crosses his arms over his chest. “Nice eyeliner.”

“Guyliner, dude,” is the automatic answer, as if the subject has come up before. “I’m looking for Patrick. Have you seen him?”


Harry Potter/Supernatural

January Girl by [livejournal.com profile] parenthetical Luna Lovegood/Dean Winchester. PG-13 and absolutely delightful

With Sam trying out normal life at Stanford and his father working an undercover gig across the country, Dean is on his own and getting reckless. While investigating a series of mysterious deaths, he runs into a strange witch called Luna Lovegood, who is searching for what she calls a 'Horcrux'. (Seriously?) Suddenly Dean finds himself dealing with evil wizards, broomsticks, Bat-Bogey Hexes, Dementors, mirrors which order him to wear a pointy hat, and much more - all the while trying not to think too much about Luna's last name and whether it's accurate.



Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Bring It On/Heroes

VID


Can Delight first vid at top of page by Elefantpaw. It may be because I love cheerleading so much, or it could be because this is fucking genius but you CAN'T miss this vid.


Leverage

VIDS


Start the Commotion by [livejournal.com profile] danegen Fun, funny, Alec centric but features the whole crew.

Money by [livejournal.com profile] lapillus Parker Centric and SO awesome. She's my favorite little ball of psychoses on tv today.

Deliverance

The Promise of Other Things by [livejournal.com profile] moosesal Ed/Lewis, PG-13. A year later. Gorgeous language, perfect tone.

Gossip Girl VID

Hooker by [livejournal.com profile] bop_radar Featuring Jenny Humphrey. I LOVE hating on Jenny. This is perfect.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles VID

Army of Me by [livejournal.com profile] halcyon_shift Stunning both visually and with the storyline.
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Crossover Battlestar Galactica/Sarah Connor Chronicles Vid

Video Title: Unnatural Selection
Song Title/Artist: Pussycats Gone To Heaven (Pixies vs Pussycat Dolls) - DJ Lobsterdust
by [livejournal.com profile] charmax Creepy, chill bump inducing, stunning.

Fast and Furious

land meets water meets sky by Carla. Beautiful Letty fic. Letty scoops up a handful of sand; it dribbles through her fingers, chafing her skin as it falls. It should be so easy to release her thoughts. Usually she can; she’ll tip back a beer and stand with her feet shoulder-width apart and smirk in the light of the bonfires. She’ll shove Dom up against one of the cars, their bodies tight together, and she’ll swallow the past in their kisses.

Gossip Girl

A Little Pomp and Circumstance Blair/Dan PG-13 My not so secret fandom shame. If Chuck was a puzzle – an enigma – then Dan is a straight line.

It was just one kiss in that café in New Haven the summer after graduation, the smell of coffee in his hair. But she remembers how his hands dropped to her waist so that she could hold his face, how he tilted his head to welcome the press of her nose against his cheek. He kissed her like it was the first time he had kissed anyone, with the wonder of a pianist learning a score, his mouth and tongue and fingers pouring over her with nothing but reverence and adoration.

And she felt the shift. Heard the scratch of a line being drawn behind them, separating then from now. As though her past was something she could discard like a too-tight pair of shoes at the end of the evening. As though her future wasn’t a red carpet that had unfurled in front of her the moment she was born; she could do whatever she liked with it.

So if Chuck stood in her way, then Dan stepped aside to let her stand next to him.


These Things She Keeps Behind Her Eyes by [livejournal.com profile] kymess_jr Serena/Blair, Serena/Georgina, Serena/Nate, Serena/Random Guys, hinted at Serena/Chuck. Dark and what I believe realistic look at the characters pre-series. By the time Serena and her guy (ugh.) sit next to the other two, Georgina is already snorting up two lines. Two more lines, cut perfectly, stare up at Serena. It’s kinda hard to see them, the white powder on the white coffee table, but Serena knows they are there, she knew they would be even before she sat down.

Serena grabs the rolled up hundred-dollar bill—‘cause it’s always a hundred—from Georgie’s fingers. Within two seconds, she is feeling the sting. And it’s not like the first time; it never is. That first time when Georgie told her it would be the best rush she ever felt, better than any orgasm, and fuck was she right. That first time in the cramped washroom stall with impatient club-goers banging on the door, and Svetlana squeezing her throat slightly as she ran her tongue along Savannah’s jaw before handing her the hundred to use as a straw.

No, it’s not like that. But it’s getting the job done, and Serena is so caught up in it she doesn’t notice the hands fumbling along her body or the lips scraping along the column of her neck, rushing to her mouth. She just lets herself get caught up in all the sensations, lets it wash over her skin.

A mixture of tingles and rough strokes replace her thoughts. It’s nice; there’s a distinct, familiar pleasure in losing herself in movements—the movements of his fingers; their tongues; her blood.

But tonight there is something else. The pleasure is there, kind of, and then gone as fast. She’s left empty (maybe emptier?). She can feel his hand slide under the hem of her skirt and dart at an awkward angle under the elastic of her underwear. And fingertips brush in a way that makes her moan, but not because of the reasons it should. She moans, Serena realizes, because she has become aware of what she is doing, of what she is expecting to happen. She is moaning into his mouth because it is an integral piece of pretending to be Savannah the innocent southern girl who gets fucked by strange men.


Harry Potter

Glass Half Full by [livejournal.com profile] pir8fancier Ron/Pansy R. Ron's an alcoholic. This is painful to read, especially if you know alcoholics but it is a beautiful, amazing, well-crafted, perfectly characterized piece of fiction that EVERYONE should read.


Riddles and Rhymes by [livejournal.com profile] bewarethesmirk Snape/Draco, NC-17 "I believe Draco suffers from bloated arrogance. He envies the power of his superiors, but he does not yet know what it means to yield to that power. His condition necessitates that he be taught to subject himself to those more powerful, and by extension, yourself."

Draco's mind latched onto the word "arrogance" and he fought the urge to clench his fists. Belatedly, he tried to work through the muddle of words.

The Dark Lord chuckled and Draco was struck with a horrible suspicion that some insinuation in Snape's words had eluded him.

"How intriguing." The Dark Lord chuckled again as if he couldn't contain himself. "Intriguing, indeed, Severus. Am I to assume you would like to be the one on whom these responsibilities are bestowed?"


Supernatural

The Consequences of Falling by [livejournal.com profile] pandarus A story in fifteen parts, in which the angel Castiel finds himself put in an untenable position, and consequentially loses his grace. In which he goes on a roadtrip with a demon, discovers the delights of tequila and french fries and pie, plays a starring role in a virgin sacrifice, is deflowered by his favourite Winchester, and then gets some very unpleasant news indeed. NC17.

If you haven't read this and you like Castiel you're missing a fabulous treat.

I fell in love in Hell, and it is simply so distressing by [livejournal.com profile] rivkat Dean/Castiel R Castiel tilts his head. “When will I earn your trust, Dean? Will you require me to Fall?”

Dean struggles in silence for a minute. It is nothing for Castiel to wait, but Dean’s face is tight with discomfort. He blinks rapidly and his mouth twitches, half-formed protests discarded before they can be spoken. Even when he tries to close himself off, Dean is so open. His brother considers it a weakness, which is perhaps the primary reason that Castiel does not expect this cycle to end well for Sam. At last, Dean sighs. “You told me how to save Sam from Lilith. I—I appreciate that.”

Castiel shifts his weight, coming half a step closer. “Is that all that you feel for me?”

And Dean’s earlier shock is a faded echo of his stunned expression now, as if Castiel has knocked his world flat and built it up into a completely new configuration.

Castiel is going to have to do the hard work here. It is not work to which he is accustomed, but he has an idea of what is necessary. “I would like very much to know that you … return my regard.”




Star Trek XI

How to Avoid Kicking Puppies and Other Valuable Lessons in Leadership by [livejournal.com profile] sparky77 Gen. Humor. awesome. The banter between Bones and Kirk and Spoke and Kirk = \o/

from the kink meme Spock/Uhura, humor, crack!fic. Can best be summed up with: do Vulcans *really* have tentacles down there?

super hot Spock/Uhura also from the kink meme NC-17 Kirk as voyeur. Excerpt

He imagines it's all very formal - please, may I, would you be so kind as to put your leg on my shoulder, Lieutenant. The thought of Spock's cool formality extending to the bedroom makes Jim smile. The first few times the thought invades his morning jerk-off routine, it's more funny than hot. Does she holds on to Spock's pointy ears while he's eating her pussy?
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Battlestar Galactica Crossover

Bug on the Cosmic Windscreen by [livejournal.com profile] missmurchison PG. Spike, Starbuck, Roslin, the whole gang. This is brilliant. It's funny and heartwarming and heartbreaking and so very, very satisfying. It's canon compliant with Buffy through Chosen and BSG through Pegasus.

Friday Night Lights

Burn Up Hard and Bright by [livejournal.com profile] inlovewithnight College fic. Read the spoiler warnings at the top of the fic, please. Matt Saracen/Brian Williams. This is truly wonderful. TRULY the Matt voice shines and Brian's voice does too.

Iron Man Movie Vid

Butterflies and Hurricanes by [livejournal.com profile] humansrsuperior Gorgeous vid, chillbump inducing.

Leverage

The Hole by [livejournal.com profile] darkeyedwolf Adult. Hardison/Elliot. Great Hardison voice, good show feel. Very funny.

Supernatural

Better Than Wine by [livejournal.com profile] mirabella Sam/Dean/Castiel, NC-17 From Castiel's POV, outstanding voice. Best SPN fic I've read in a while

Castiel is not a stupid person. Angel. Whatever. He knows what drunkenness is, for yea, there have been fruits of the vine for all the long years of Creation and it wasn't long before Man looked on them and found them good. And there was wine in the temple, wine in the Sacrament, making glad the heart of Man, causing the lips of those who are asleep to speak. He's pretty sure there was something about breasts being as clusters of the vine, except he always feels a little uncomfortable looking too closely at that part of the Holy Writ. The point being: wine. So he knows what drunkenness is. Better than these children do. He's just… out of practice.
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Dune

Conclusion of the Imperial Planetologist Liet Kines in life and death.

Contradictions. The scientist among the savages, save that the savages were his mother and brothers and wife and daughter, his people. (And also the people his father used, dispassionately, in his great Project, in the terraforming of an entire world.)

(The people he himself continued to use.)


This Harbour We have Never Known Chani character study

The sand slides through her fingers, and she watches the grains return, become indistinguishable against the backdrop of the desert. She is a desert creature, and she bites back her tears.


Gossip Girl

Vid


Into the Groove by Keewick. Blair Waldorf. There are a lot of vids on this page and all of them are awesome, but the Blair vid is divine.

Rome

Hereditas Damnosa NC-17 Octavian/Antony, Octavian/Maecenas

The problem with Maecenas is that he is both observant and insightful, and that you've told him too much. It seemed reasonable at the time. He would sit, silently listening, as you spoke of things you'd never spoke of before. Things you didn't even entirely understand yet, that had started coming together in your mind as your sister held you, and your mother walked away with her lover. Her lover who still had your blood on his knuckles.

RPF

Ed Westwick is Not a Repair Man

And because Ed is not the type to whisper catty things behind other people's backs when their faces are right there, the first thing he says to him is, "Amazingly lifelike. Where's the string I pull to make you talk?"

Chace doesn't get offended, he just smiles an even, bright, pretty smile and says, "You don't know the half of it, dude. I've got molded plastic BVDs where my dick should be."

Ed quickly realizes he may have miscalculated.


Sarah Connor Chronicles

For the Asking

"She will continue to try to separate us. That is a threat-"

"-to my security, I know, I know." John sighs. "How can she do that when we know about her now? It's not like she could take you down if she got loose." Cameron turns her stare back on John.

"You sometimes have unrealistic expectations of my abilities.


Smallville

Vid


I Kissed a Girl by [livejournal.com profile] bop_radar. One of the most fun vids of the year.

The Princess Bride

A Storybook Story What happens next. Complete with grandpa and rhyming!
turnonmyheels: (Recs:  B)
I can't believe I nearly let December get away without recs. What was I thinking? Some Yuletide recs, but not all. I've barely begun my Yuletide reading.

300

Lessons NC-17, speechless from the hotness.

The Breakfast Club

The Tender Things That We Were Working On Brian/Bender. Future fic, a reunion invitation comes in the mail. Completely and utterly satisfying.

Crossover
Friday Night Lights/Sarah Connor Chronicles


The Lost Art of Keeping A Secret by [livejournal.com profile] devilc Characters: Derek Reese, Tim Riggins, Landry Clarke, Matt Saracen. Derek POV. Left me with chillbumps that wouldn't go away.

Dexter

A Motherfucking Roly-poly Chubby-cheeked Shit Machine Debra Morgan, Rita Morgan, Dexter Morgan.

Oh, what the hell. At the very least, Dexter was bound to do something goofy she could hold over him for the rest of his life. "Can I swear?" she grinned.

Rita hesitated, then smiled back. "I'm kind of counting on it."

"Deal."


Fan Tribute Vid

An a Capella tribute to John Waters.


Harry Potter

Beautiful by [livejournal.com profile] shocfix Ron/Hermione, PG-13 and perfectly perfect in its perfection.

Recipe - Chocolate Ganache Tart

I made this for Christmas dinner. It took way longer than 15 minutes, why do these things always lie about length of prep time?

Game plan: The tart can be made up to 2 days ahead. Store covered in the refrigerator.

The cherry-vodka sauce can be made up to 4 days ahead. Refrigerate in an airtight container until ready to use.

cut for recipe )

Rome

Sic Semper Tyrannis Brutus, Brutus/Antony, Antony/various. *phenomenal*

You do know that Caesar has spoken Latin all his life?" Brutus asked, reading. "I mean only that you probably won't be able to cow him into submission with your mastery of syntax alone, much as you enjoy trying."

"Oh, very droll."

"Is it not the purpose of language to communicate clearly?" Winding Cicero up was inexcusably entertaining. He prickled so easily, a blustery hedgehog of a man, delightful in his insecurity.


Young Guns

Tally All Antecedents Doc and his various relationships.

Billy smiles back just a little. Still wild, still free, but heavier now, weighted down by his own inevitability. Words ring through Doc's head, a million stanzas learned and lost over the years coming back to him. Doc was no poet. But he was a hell of a verse.
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Thank you [livejournal.com profile] essene for the very sexy icon. *mwah*

::cracks knuckles:: I've got a *lot* for you today. Huzzah!

Battlestar Galactica

tension like release by [livejournal.com profile] pirateygoodness Starbuck/Admiral Cain NC-17 Cain's eyes say frak me and her mouth says try something, and Kara's not sure how that all adds up, but the slow itch of curiosity at the back of her neck says she's not about to leave before she finds out

very yummy.

Vid

Clint Eastwood by Gorillaz by [livejournal.com profile] bop_radar This is a Gaius Balthar character study and it's *awesome* the song, which I never would have thought to pair with Balthar is a perfect choice. Even if you hate him with a passion you should watch this vid.

Birds of Prey

Mood Theme


Birds of Prey Moodtheme by [livejournal.com profile] falsefoxglove Lemme tell you. This is fucking AWESOME. If I weren't so damned lazy, technologically impaired, and had a photobucket or some such I would have done this. Alas, I *am* lazy, impaired, and without a hosting site, so, I go without.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

How Would Buffy Vote by [livejournal.com profile] st_salieri Gen. This is *awesome* not so much ficcish as little drabbles of each of the characters, each completely perfect and awesome, a little sad, and totally hysterical.

Friday Night Lights

I drove the crack_van all month. 12 fic recs, 1 crossover rec, 1 vid. They've all been recced here before, except the vid so if you're new to me or the fandom you should find something.

Gossip Girl

Do you have a secret!fandom!shame? I do. And it involves Gossip Girl. My favorite GG fic is Blair/Dan.

::Hangs head::

Anyone who knows how I feel about the *show* knows I detest Dan. He's judgemental. He's got a chip on his shoulder. He's more boring and "perfect" than Brandon Walsh and I CAN'T STAND HIM. But then there's Blair/Dan fic and I can't help but draw hearts all around it.

Blair/Dan AU of Doom by [livejournal.com profile] mardia. Starts with Serena away at Boarding School, Blair and Dan get assigned to do a project together and eventually become friends. Several completed stories, on-going universe. This is the tag page, you'll have to go back 20 to get to the beginning. You can fall into this verse for hours.

before the glaciers drown us by [livejournal.com profile] irishmizzy PG-13, Blair/Dan This is a Yale fic which is the best kind of Secret!Fandom!Shame

Some asshole raises his hand and asks about the required books and seriously, Blair can feel herself aging, one second at a time. Someone else stammers a question about the grading rubric and the familiarity of his voice makes Blair's head snap up. She hasn't seen him, not even in passing, since orientation in August. Even though she can only see the back of his head and a hideous sweater, she totally knows it's Humphrey. God, he would ask about the grading system.

Like she needed another reason to drop this class.


Bury Me in an Avalanche of Tingles by [livejournal.com profile] cashewdani Blair/Dan A grouping of stories [all linked to in the header of this post], this is the third they can be read individually and stand alone but should really be read together, and in order. Ratings vary from PG-13/R. AU during the summer between the seasons.

When his caller ID says Waldorf, he answers with no hesitation. He’s actually been that bored recently.

She doesn’t sound like herself as she says, “Humphrey, remind me that Brooklyn is shittier than I feel right now.” Kind of shaky and unsure, and even though he’s getting sick of the borough, he knows Brooklyn is definitely in better shape than she is right now.

Dan starts talking about the used bookstore he went to, and this poem by Larry Levis he found that he can’t get out of his head. He somehow stops himself from quoting his favorite line.

He only gets off the phone with her when she says they’re pulling up outside her father’s house. After hearing the thanks, which seemed like it held a hint of a smile, the line goes dead. He realizes, later on, that in his desire for human interaction, he’d never even asked why she was calling him.



And for something NOT Blair/Dan related I give you,

Lies My Father Told Me by [livejournal.com profile] moosesal Chuck character study. PG. Serious angst warning. Chuck found it hard to remember a time when he didn't drink or pop the occasional pill. Not that he was an addict. He wasn't stupid.

As fucked up as it sounded, his father'd raised him to be smarter than that.



Harry Potter

The Train to Hogwarts by Humantales. Gen. A Next-Gen sorting fic. ::flaps hands:: SO CUTE OMG!! Rose, Albus Severus, Scorpius

Smallville

Vid


Intergalactic by [livejournal.com profile] bananainpyjamas Clark/Lex The song is a mash up of Intergalactic Planetary by the Beastie Boys and the theme song from Veronica Mars We Used to be Friends by the Dandy Warhols. The song couldn't be more perfect and the storyline is flawless.

Torchwood

The Quiet Room by [livejournal.com profile] sam_storyteller R Couplings: (please to note that not all of these are ships) Gwen/Owen, Ianto/Tosh, Ianto/Jack, Ianto/Gwen/Jack "Inside this room, no one talks," Ianto said, his voice carefully neutral. "It isn't allowed. What goes on here stays here and, outside of it, never happened. Other than that there are no rules, in a manner of speaking."

melancholy, achy, and beautiful
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Being Human

Precious, vid by [livejournal.com profile] angelmoogle. Not especially stylistic or flashy, but with only one episode, there's not a lot of source material. The lyrics work and it's nice to see Mitchell anyway I can get him. If you're thinking about torrenting the episode but are wavering, give this a looksee.

Dark Angel

Standing the Heat by [livejournal.com profile] veronamay Alec/Logan NC-17. Alec goes into heat. Yes, it's a fandom cliche, who cares? Very yummy fic.

Gossip Girl

The Wake Up Toast by [livejournal.com profile] them0rgue Eric, mild Eric/Asher. My favorite fic in the fandom, hands down

The first thing they make him do in the Ostroff Center is write down, in his own words and handwriting, exactly what happened. What he did, what he said and felt. Everything. The further he gets from the Event, his therapist—“Call me Rebecca,” she says, looking him straight in the eye—tells him, the less clearly he’ll remember it.

Eric gets as far as It was a dark and stormy night before he runs out of steam.

Instead he makes a bulleted list. Went to the bathroom. Turned on the shower. Sat down in the shower. Cut lengthwise down the wrist. Waited.

His therapist reads it in silence before looking up at him. “This is good, Eric,” she says gently, “but we’re really interested your feelings.”

He doesn’t know how to say that he’s not sure he has any.


and



When Eric turned thirteen, he spent the night curled in an unforgiving hospital chair while they pumped Serena’s stomach and hooked her up to an IV. Their mom was there, kind of, pacing in and out of the waiting room, on the phone with their dad, speaking in hushed tones or getting watery burned coffee from the mess.

They weren’t alone. There were other pinched, desperate-looking families glancng up hopefully whenever someone passed through. He remembers thinking that this was where you waited around for people to die. Another mother sat directly across from him with a son, a little boy asleep in one of those wrap-around papoose carriers. She never looked up when someone came in, just scratched into a Times crossword with heavy bags under her eyes.

Rebecca nods when he relates this story but doesn’t write anything down. “Do you think about her a lot?”

Eric nods, then processes the question and shakes his head. “No. The baby.”

“Why the baby?”

He pushes a fingernail under his bandages. He doesn’t really remember wanting to die. More like he just wanted to calm down. “I just thought it would be nice to be able to sleep through all that.”


Really, really amazing read.


RPS

This One Time at Band Camp by [livejournal.com profile] hackthis Ari Gold/Robert Downey Jr., PG-13. The on-going adventures of Ari Gold. Wonderful fun, funny, smart read.

Smallville

Paranoid Android, vid by [livejournal.com profile] bop_radar Lex character study, includes footage for all of season 7. This vid can be summed up in two words.

Fucking. Stunning.

If you have ever for one second of you life had a passing curiosity about Lex Luthor, you must watch this vid. Then watch it a couple more times, because it is perfection.
turnonmyheels: (Torchwood #1)
I seem to have fallen head first into a new fandom. YAY!! New characters to discover! New fic! New authors! Meanwhile, I deleted my old delicious account and created a new one which can be found here.

The Breakfast Club

A Lobotomy and Some Tights by Shrift. Brian/Bender NC-17 for sex and drug use Brian and Bender. The lamp, a bong, and Brian really isn't as innocent as he seems even if he hasn't made it with a girl.

Firefly

Different for Girls by [livejournal.com profile] mosca Zoe/Wash, Kaylee. Set at least a year before the pilot episode. Excellent Zoe voice.

Harry Potter

Art


Trust me, just feel (love me) Artist Anon for now. NSFW!! Charlie Weasley/Draco Malfoy. Rimming. Bondage. Blindfold. Tattoo. What's not to love?

Crossover: Sarah Connor Chronicles/Supernatural

Not With a Bang, but With a Whimper by [livejournal.com profile] devilc Derek/Dean. Adult. t's the car that draws his attention to the two guys renting the house next door.

Low-tech. 100% microchip free. Sleek. Black. Dangerous looking.

Sex on wheels.

(Derek loves that car from the moment he first sees it. Which won't happen for a few years, yet, in a manner of speaking.)

So, when it pulls in to the drive and they get out, Derek's knees buckle from the shock of recognition.


and its follow up: Part 2

Sarah Connor Chronicles

Under the City Lies a Heart Made of Ground by [livejournal.com profile] hackthis John, Derek (vague John/Derek) Guns, tattoos, inexplicable compatibility between moms and terminators. It really is a shame that season 1 ended right when the fandom started taking off. I keep hoping for more fic soon, but it doesn't look like that's happening.


Tombstone

Blood and Whiskey by [livejournal.com profile] astolat Wyatt POV. Lovely tone, great voices, you can hear the rhythm of Doc's voice.

Torchwood

As We Mean To Go On by [livejournal.com profile] paperclipbitch Owen/Ianto PG-13 Owen is feeling charitable enough to last four hours before going to Jack and telling him to fire the new guy.

Brothers in Arms by [livejournal.com profile] ninjasnano Ianto, Owen. Humor. "And we both know who's going to have to keep you in brains," Ianto said. His eyes met Owen's, and they snickered. "We've got all those cadavers, though... think you can cope with frozen? Or does it need to be fresh?"

Confessions by [livejournal.com profile] out_there PG-13. Jack talks to his team after the cannibals, everyone has something to confess, except Ianto. Pre-their screwing around.

First Date by [livejournal.com profile] derryderrydown Jack/Ianto, NC-17. Hysterical. No really, I mean it, it's hilarious. Hot.

Dresser by [livejournal.com profile] sam_storyteller Jack/Ianto PG-13 The first time Ianto does it, Jack is startled. Ianto's not exactly one to touch other people voluntarily, doesn't even seem to like to be touched without warning, though his skittishness is more understandable after Lisa. But as Jack rises to follow the others out, Ianto takes down his coat as if he's done it all his life and steps into position and Jack remembers this, his muscles remember and before he can notice what's happening he's moved in front of him and put his arms back, and Ianto has slipped the coat over his shoulders and tugged slightly to settle it.

He turns, gives Ianto a look neither one of them know how to interpret, and then bolts for the door after the others.


Getting to Yes by [livejournal.com profile] technosage Jack/Ianto, mentions of past Ianto/Lisa NC-17
Warnings: Abuse of office furniture. Ianto-esque naming conventions. Boys that won't stop shagging. Now that they've settled into this pattern, how is he to tell Jack that, in all fairness, he thinks Jack ought to let him have a go?

In Service by [livejournal.com profile] technosage Jack/Ianto NC-17 Warnings: Emergent D/s relationship. Delayed gratification. Abuse of stopwatch and probably British English. Dude. Stopwatch porn. What more could you want?

Nemo Me Impune Lacessit by [livejournal.com profile] derryderrydown Jack/Ianto R "You let Ianto fall into the Rift," Jack said, with a level of strained calm that had Owen edging towards the door. "Alright." He took a deep breath. "But you should know that nobody sleeps until we find him. And I'm probably going to fire you all." I love how even though Ianto has no idea who *he* is, he knows Jack.

Timewatching; or, Five Ways Ianto Jones Seduces Captain Jack Harkness by [livejournal.com profile] wildeststranger Jack/Ianto, NC-17. really excellent piece. Subtle and crafty much like Ianto

Twenty things to do in Cardiff when you're dead by [livejournal.com profile] phineyj exactly what the title says. excellent atmosphere, great character piece.

We Lied When We Said That We’d Aired All Our Grievances by [livejournal.com profile] paperclipbitch Owen/Ianto [Jack/Ianto, Jack/Gwen] There's a prequel to this but this can be read alone. I love the voyeuristic aspect. It pleases me muchly. You should read all Paperclipbitch's entries marked Owen/Ianto because they are *divine*.

When The Pieces Fall Into Place by [livejournal.com profile] scribblinlenore Jack/Ianto, Jack/Ianto/Owen NC-17 Owen has a knack for puzzles, or maybe it's more a blinding obsession, but he can't solve Jack and Ianto. Great Owen POV. Not to mention *very* hot, Owen's imagination is a very naughty place to be.

Vid

Papa Don't Preach by [livejournal.com profile] fan_eunice and [livejournal.com profile] greensilver Remember in the pilot when Jack said he'd been pregnant before? Yeah. Hysterical.


Stargate: Atlantis

Twelve Things They (Will Someday) Say in the Pegasus Galaxy by [livejournal.com profile] minnow1212. Gen. This is a chilling read, think of it as the birth of Urban Legends in Pegasus. The Ronon and Teyla one's are especially intense.




*damn* that was a lot of coding.

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