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World Ain't Ready (185796 words) by idiopathicsmile - Les Misérables - All Media Types - Enjolras/Grantaire, background Courfeyrac/Jean Prouvaire

Do you ever read a fic and it's just so right and true and real that it just burrows into your heart and makes a home there because it's everything you always wanted, but never knew you needed? Yeah, this fic is like that for me.

It's a fake-dating, high school AU and I'll be honest, neither of those are things are go-to fic tropes for me. And yet, I spent all day today, in between some really, spectacularly unpleasant stuff that I can't talk about, just soaking in this fic. Basking in it and everything it represents.

It's about queerness and community and finding trust, when trust seems impossible. And it's about being seventeen and queer in a conservative town, with fucked up brain-chemistry and crippling self-doubt and overwhelming expectations and basically, what it was like to be ME. This fic was like looking into a mirror.

Only this mirror-me got the things I desperately needed and I'm not sure could ever have had. Because I went to high school in the mid-90s and although a remarkable number of my high school friends have since come out, we never -- could never -- talk about it at the time. I didn't even have the language or self-awareness to talk about this shit. Not about being queer. Not about my fucked up brain chemistry. Not about the crippling fear that I was smart, but not smart enough. (If I could have talked about the second one, the third one might not have come back to bite me in the ass so much in university).

So, yeah, this fic is going to stick with me for a long fucking time, in the way that all the best fiction does. It's one of the most honest stories I've read in a long, long time.
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Bitch Planet - Love God Herself by [personal profile] metatxt

An absolutely stunning comics vid. And a perfect marriage of song and source material.

Blazing Saddles - Two Againts One by [personal profile] seekingferret

Great character study/film overview. Another excellent song choice.

Blue Planet - The Blue Planet by [personal profile] cupidsbow

OMG this made me smile so much. It's a nature documentary to the tune of the Beach Boys and it is a delight!

A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery - Easy on the Eyes by dkwilliams

Harriet, through Peter's eyes. ♥

Galaxy Quest - May Fortune Favor the Foolish by [personal profile] actiaslunaris

Wonderfully captures the feel of the film.

Galaxy Quest - Starman by [personal profile] purplefringe

I was worried this song was a little too on-the-nose for this fandom, but in fact this vid is wonderful and makes beautiful use of the song.

Ghostbusters (2016) - Body High by [personal profile] anoel

An awesome representation of Holtzmann's awesomeness.

Ghostbusters (2016) - Get Loud by [personal profile] heresluck

46 seconds of pure awesome, Holtzmann style.

Hawkeye (Fraction, Aja, etc.) - Get Better by [livejournal.com profile] absternr

This is just so perfect, I don't even know what to say about it. It's a beautiful tribute to the source and wonderfully encapsulates everything I loved about it.

L.A. Confidential - I Get the World: The World Gets Me by [archiveofourown.org profile] franzeska (locked to AO3 users)

This vid just blew me away. It's a great exploration of the source with an impeccable musical choice.

Life - Another Place to Fall by [personal profile] himundergreen

Charlie and Dani, apart and together. Reminds me why I love this show so much.

Luke Cage - Battle Cry by [personal profile] thingswithwings

Another perfect song choice. Terrific focus on Luke, Misty and Claire.

A Midsummer Night's Dream (2016) - Never Look Away by Scribe

I haven't seen this adaption, but this vid makes me really, really want to. Fantastic use of the song too.

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries - My Love by [tumblr.com profile] josette-arnauld

A wonderful trip through Jack and Phryne's relationship, told in a lot of slow cuts that really focus on their facial expressions and shared looks.

One Hundred and One Dalmations (1961) - Gone, Gone, Gone by [archiveofourown.org profile] fiercynn

So adorable! Filled my heart with joy.

Pirates of Penzance (1983) - Rock This Town by [personal profile] grammarwoman

Absolute perfection! Made me laugh out loud and grin with glee.

Pitch (2016) - The Greatest by [personal profile] amathela

Just wonderful. This fills me with all the baseball feels and ALL the women in sports feels.

Pump Up The Volume - Steal the Air by Rhea314

A great distillation of everything the movie stands for.

RPF - Carrie Fisher - A Better Son/Daughter by [personal profile] eruthros

Oh, my HEART! This vid totally made me cry. A fitting tribute to everything that made Carrie Fisher so awesome.

RPF - Carrie Fisher - You're My Best Friend by [personal profile] eruthros

An adorable vid about Carrie Fisher and Gary Fisher.

RPF - Chris Hadfield - Going through space with the world by [personal profile] bironic

The Chris Hadfield experience. Pure joy in vid form.

Rivers of London - An Introduction by condnsdmlk

AMAZING constructed reality vid for the Rivers of London books. Magnificent editing and choice of source.

Singin' in the Rain - Welcome to the Jungle by [personal profile] odessie

A fascinating, unexpected and somewhat bittersweet take on the movie. Really well done.

Victor Victoria - Objectified by [personal profile] cupidsbow

A great vid for one of my favorite movies. Really highlights the gender-fuckery that makes the movie such a delight
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fighting vainly the old ennui (13051 words) by Fahye - Phryne Fisher/Jack Robinson

An AU in which Phryne turns to robbery rather than detecting as a hobby, but still starts up a flirtation with one Detective Inspector Jack Robinson

Lit Up by the Moon (1765 words) by BlackEyedGirl - Phryne Fisher/Jack Robinson

Phryne rescues Jack. A sweet take on their relationship with excellent dialogue.

New Mutiny (10832 words) by Lenore - Phryne Fisher/Jack Robinson

Jack has amnesia and hides it from everyone while continuing to solve crime. Great Jack-as-outsider pov.

a lack of pretense (1730 words) by mardia - Phryne Fisher/Jack Robinson

Jack is drugged against his will, but Phryne is there to rescue him.

Under a Summer Sky (3895 words) by abluestocking - Phryne Fisher/Jack Robinson

A frothy little story about Jack and Phryne undercover as honeymooners.

Something Wild (4390 words) by ijemanja - Phryne Fisher/Jack Robinson

Huddling for warmth. It's a classic trope for a reason!

A Series of Optical Illusions (20391 words) by Fahye - Phryne Fisher/Jack Robinson

Delightful, long, post-series story, with an absolutely perfect historical guest-star.

Slow and Close (2742 words) by KiaraSayre - Phryne Fisher/Jack Robinson

A series of moments in Jack and Phryne's relationship. Lovely characterization.

intimacy colours my voice (1521 words) by mardia - Phryne Fisher/Jack Robinson

Excellent smut.

If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight) (5460 words) by misspamela - Phryne Fisher/Jack Robinson

Fabulous first-time fic with great period details.

When the Long Trick's Over (5467 words) by gabolange - Phryne Fisher/Jack Robinson

Jack Robinson and the logistics of following Phryne to England. A lovely peak inside Jack's head with some excellent dialogue.

Bound (1135 words) by ladysorka - Phryne Fisher/Jack Robinson

A delightful scene in which Jack and Phryne find themselves somewhat tied up.

don't need you to save me (you already forgave me) (1884 words) by Raven - Phryne Fisher/Jack Robinson

Really excellent. Comes closest of anything I've read to portraying their relationship the way I see it in my head.

Staying Afloat in the Tunnel of Love (2842 words) by st_aurafina - Phryne Fisher/Jack Robinson

Negotiating was a lot like flirting. Jack and Phryne and a case in which they aren't entirely in agreement

slow as a wet week (546 words) by inmyriadbits, Spatz - Phryne Fisher/Jack Robinson

A cute, very Jack ficlet.
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Lord Peter Wimsey

Gentle Antidote (11458 words) by x_los - Harriet Vane/Peter Wimsey, Charles Parker/Mary Wimsey

The rare soulmate story that appeals to me. A great feel for the characters and their voices, combined with well-thought-out and clear-eyed worldbuilding

Christmas at Duke's Denver (2501 words) by Persiflager - Harriet Vane/Peter Wimsey

Harriet's first Christmas at Duke's Denver. Excellent characterization all-around and some nicely-written OCs.

Harriet and Sergeant (9831 words) by OnYourMark - Harriet Vane/Peter Wimsey

Harriet and Bunter come to an understanding in the aftermath of Busman's Honeymoon.

The Distant Hum of Engines (5392 words) by thankyouturtle - Hilary Thorpe/Saint-George Wimsey, Harriet Vane/Peter Wimsey

Saint-George during the war -- back home injured and with PTSD -- finding a new purpose and place for himself.

beatitude (1080 words) by categranger - Harriet Vane/Peter Wimsey

Peter and Harriet finish their aborted honeymoon in Spain.

Buttons and Bayonets: A Small History of the Great War (5505 words) by kindkit - Mervyn Bunter/Peter Wimsey

Peter and Bunter during the war, told as a series of thematically tied-together vignettes.

Shoes For His Feet (4756 words) by kindkit - Mervyn Bunter/Peter Wimsey

Bunter pov on Peter just after the war. Melancholy, but hopeful.

Death in the Tuileries (3996 words) by dafna

Peter and Bunter solving a tightly-plotted mystery in Paris at the beginning of WWI.

Five times Bunter found Lord Peter (2736 words) by dafna

Just what it says on the tin. five vignettes illustrating the developing relationship between Peter and Bunter. Sequel to Death in the Tuileries

Oaks in the Coppice (3174 words) by kali - Harriet Vane/Peter Wimsey, Hilary Thorpe/Gerald Wimsey

Bittersweet epistolary story focused on Saint-George's experiences in WWII.

The Lost Chord (1244 words) by copperbadge

Peter, Bunter and a picture of Peter by Bunter.

All Our Scattered Leaves (2870 words) by marycrawford

Perfect epistolary story, set around the Armistice. Wonderful character voices.

Lord Peter Wimsey/Doctor Who

Go and Catch a Falling Star (7085 words) by hollimichele - Harriet Vane/Peter Wimsey, Amy Pond/Rory Williams

Lord Peter Wimsey/Jeeves and Wooster

Green Ice (14288 words) by Adina

A nicely twisty mystery told in a perfect Bertie Wooster voice.

Lord Peter Wimsey/Miss Marple

An Afternoon's Adventure (2944 words) by Persiflager - Honoria Lucasta Wimsey/Jane Marple

A clever partially epistolary mystery starring the Dowager Duchess and Miss Marple, with a cameo from Miss Climpson.
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13 Doctor Who recs. All Eleven/Amy/Rory, because I had a craving.

Familiar Grounds (41146 words) by pocketmouse - Amy Pond/Rory Williams, Eleventh Doctor/Amy Pond/Rory Williams

Long plotty first-contact story with a lovely slow-build OT3 first time.

Time and Company (7240 words) by pocketmouse - Eleventh Doctor/Amy Pond/Rory Williams

A fun adventure story with psychic nebulas and consciousness sharing.

Seven Weeks (5334 words) by such_heights - Amy Pond/Rory Williams, Eleventh Doctor/Amy Pond/Rory Williams, Eleventh Doctor/River Song

Lovely meditation on time and love and what it means to be in love with someone who seemingly never ages.

Three Turtledoves (23071 words) by pocketmouse - Eleventh Doctor/Amy Pond/Rory Williams

A rollicking adventure story. Reads like an episode of the show, only with more sex.

A Night Away (3294 words) by Kass - Amy Pond/Rory Williams, Eleventh Doctor/Amy Pond/Rory Williams

Post The Angels Take Manhattan fix-it of a sort. Sweet and lovely.

Welcome (3209 words) by Kass - Amy Pond/Rory Williams, Eleventh Doctor/Amy Pond/Rory Williams

I keep using the word "gentle" to describe Kass's fic. There's a gentleness and kindness in the way Amy and Rory treat the Doctor here that just fills me with joy.

Filament (1528 words) by Kass - Eleventh Doctor/Amy Pond/Rory Williams

Porn with feelings. Achingly hot.

hey stranger, i want you (2190 words) by afterism - Amy Pond/Rory Williams, Eleventh Doctor/Rory Williams, Eleventh Doctor/Amy Pond/Rory Williams

Rory-centric take on Amy and Rory's relationship and the part the Raggedy Doctor has always played in it.

Sick Leave (4573 words) by Kass - Amy Pond/Rory Williams, Eleventh Doctor/Amy Pond/Rory Williams

The Doctor gets hit with sex pollen. Surprisingly gentle and sweet smut.

Tinkering With the Wires (1579 words) by Kass - Amy Pond/Rory Williams, Eleventh Doctor/Amy Pond/Rory Williams

A sweet little Eleven/Rory-centric OT3 fic with a really lovely take on the Doctor and his feelings for his Companions.

Rise and Fall (10023 words) by pocketmouse - Eleventh Doctor/Rory Williams, Eleventh Doctor/Amy Pond/Rory Williams

The Doctor and Rory get stuck on earth without Amy and it turns out to be really good for their relationship. Established OT3 with a focus on Eleven/Rory.

Vita Longa (9899 words) by copperbadge - Amy Pond/Rory Williams, Eleventh Doctor/Amy Pond/Rory Williams

Delightful Rory-pov story about time and memories and desire with a sweet OT3 ending.

Answering Noises in the Night (1760 words) by BlackEyedGirl - Eleventh Doctor/Amy Pond/Rory Williams

A late night conversation post The Doctor's Wife, with OT3 implications.
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a country you remember (1355 words) by waspabi

Molly pov on all the changes that have happened to the Folly.

Reasonable Adjustments (1861 words) by Philomytha

Peter and Nightingale, after Nightingale gets out of the hospital at the end of Rivers of London. A really good slice of their relationship.

Lone Wolf (1715 words) by Philomytha

The end of Broken Homes from Nightingale and Varvara's perspective.

The Librarian (1513 words) by Philomytha

Peter and Nightingale talk about Ettersberg and the Black Library.

Target Practice (1010 words) by Philomytha

A nice coda to Broken Homes.

Retrieval (1146 words) by Philomytha

Nightingale and Peter and Toby and coping with the hard parts of the job.

Team Building (1461 words) by maple_clef

Peter and Molly bonding over Ikea. A sweet missing scene based on a throwaway line in Moon Over Soho.

Every word I'm heeding (1828 words) by shoemaster

An adorable Molly and Abigail friendship-fic.

Demob (884 words) by Philomytha

Molly and Nightingale and the Folly, after the war.

Disturbing the Dust (2089 words) by Philomytha

Molly preparing the Folly for Peter's arrival. Great Molly pov.

a spell against the lonely (1556 words) by Raven

I totally headcanon Nightingale as queer, and this fic looks at what that might mean to him over the years.

Style It Out (1313 words) by maple_clef

A clever explanation for one of Nightingale's more questionable sartorial choices.

do whatever the tv tells us (1101 words) by couldaughter

A serious of domestic vignettes centered around television watching.

Berkeley Square (2450 words) by rabidsamfan

Snapshots of Nightingale's youth interspersed with bits of his time in hospital at the end of Rivers of London

Bridge Over Troubled Water (1081 words) by Deviant_Accumulation

A conversation between Beverley and Nightingale post Foxglove Summer.

The Cartographer Tries to Map a Course (2018 words) by eudaimon

A grown-up Abigail goes to visit the genius loci of Ettersberg.


that shall be bright (1108 words) by Raven

A young Nightingale meets the force of nature that is Phryne Fisher.
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J'attendrai (60148 words) by Quasar - Peter Grant/Thomas Nightingale

I love time-travel stories and I love non-linear narratives, and this story has both. It's long and intense, with an excellent Nightingale voice.

Longevity (16569 words) by lightgetsin - Peter Grant/Thomas Nightingale

Lovely, achy future-fic with slow-build intimacy between Peter and Nightingale

Bootleg Turn (4641 words) by leupagus - Peter Grant/Thomas Nightingale

Super-hot first-time in the back of the Jag

Longhouse (17074 words) by Philomytha - Peter Grant/Thomas Nightingale

Great, creepy case-fic with a strong sense of place.

four and twenty lovebirds (baked in a pie) (34301 words) by stardust_rain - Peter Grant/Thomas Nightingale, past David Mellenby/Thomas Nightingale

Great British Bake-Off AU told entirely through emails, tweets, tumblr posts and news articles. Epistolary awesomeness.

whatever makes you happy (3929 words) by mardia - Beverley Brook/Peter Grant, Peter Grant/Thomas Nightingale

Established-relationship poly fic. Basically everything I could ever want from this fandom.

conspiracy of silence (2831 words) by Sixthlight - Beverley Brook/Peter Grant, Peter Grant/Thomas Nightingale

Nightingale and Beverley discuss Peter. Excellent poly beginning.

Rivers of Memory (2806 words) by Femme
- Thomas Nightingale/David Mellenby

Nightngale remembers the past and looks to the future.
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Though I Sang in My Chains Like the Sea (10732 words) by lightgetsin

Nice Nightingale-pov case-fic. Some details jossed by later canon, but overall still stands up quite well.

Birdcage (32671 words) by Philomytha

Great case-fic, with a spot on Peter voice, based around the 2012 London Olympics.

Folly To Be Wise (6661 words) by Philomytha

A ghost story with memories of Ettersberg.

Around The House (4593 words) by Sixthlight

Peter and Nightingale and domesticity. I like this characterization of Nightingale.

Mind The Gap (4524 words) by maple_clef

Fun case-fic built around a series of tweets from the surreal and wonderful TLF Travel Alerts twitter.

the walls of where (3104 words) by Philomytha

Nightingale at Ettersberg. Sharp and painful and terribly plausible.

Swim Until You Can't See Land (4418 words) by ariadnes_string

Abdul and Nightingale's first meeting, told from Abdul's perspective.

Dead Languages (5215 words) by athena_crikey

Nightingale recuperating in the Folly after Rivers of London. Nice Peter pov.

No Choice Of Words (5540 words) by mardia - Beverley Brook/Peter Grant

Peter is injured on a case and Beverley handles it about as well as you'd expect.

A noise of falling weights that never fell (3558 words) by linndechir

An atmospheric ghost story set on Halloween.

Of Wishes and Swords (9800 words) by spiral tree

1970's era case-fic told from the pov of a young Seawoll.

Just Another Day at the Office (10052 words) by cordeliadelayne

Excellent case-fic set between Foxglove Summer and The Hanging Tree.

the world is too much with us (2564 words) by ataraxistence

Nightingale character-study centered around the trial of Adolf Eichmann, with a flashback to what Nightingale was up to just pre-WWII.
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Fantastic Four (Comics)

Central Park in June (3469 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] traincat - Peter Parker/Johnny Storm

Valeria tries to break up Peter and Johnny. Peter and Johnny humor her. Adorable and hilarious.

The Wicked + The Divine

my heart beats in patterns to the broken sound (1010 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] piggy09 - Baal/Laura Wilson

A conversation between Laura and Baal. Reads like it could be a scene in the comic.

Hark! A Vagrant

Flintlock through the heart, and you're to blame (1451 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] bookwyrm - Nemesis/Pirate

Glorious, ridiculous and gloriously ridiculous. A delight from beginning to end.

Duel to Be Kind (5544 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] IncurableNecromantic - Nemesis/Pirate

A little thing like cessation of hostilities can't get between a Pirate and his Nemesis. A romp, through and through.

Twelfth Night

movements of the mind (1892 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] lost_spook - Feste, Olivia

Wonderful backstory for the relationship between Olivia and her Fool.

Queen and the Soldier (Song)

bears the crown (3803 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] bloodbright - The Queen/The Soldier

An immortal queen and a soldier who is an idea that never dies. Complex and compelling.

Barrett's Privateers (Song)

Till Eight Bells Do Ring Out (2951 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] greenlily

Barrett's Privateers as genderswapped Space Opera. Works amazingly well.

Tam Lin (Ballad)

Yours (1887 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] MixolydianGrey - Janet/Tam Lin

Janet and Tam Lin's future told in scraps of letters.

TLF Travel Alerts (Twitter)

The Tram Trials of Life (1295 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] stephdairy

I have no idea how to describe this. It's about trams...sort of. It's surreal, but strangely compelling.

Anthropomorfic

Galaxies de Fromage (6500 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] trillingstar

Space-opera with CHEESE! Witty and fun.

Seeds and Stones (1628 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] fresne

Standing stones and dandelions. Permanence and impermanence. Lovely use of recurring motifs.

Tingleverse - Chuck Tingle/Yuletide Anthropomorfic

Arse-chive of my Own: Pounded in the Butt By the Lack of Tingleverse Fics in Yuletide 2016 (1644 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Buckaroo69

So wrong and yet so hilarious.
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The Martian

Which Way to Go (1018 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] anr - Melissa Lewis, Mark Watney

A nice look at Mark and Lewis post-rescue.

Revisions To A 'Dear Writer' Letter, Yuletide 2035. (1313 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] lannamichaels

The increasingly flaily dear writer letters of a Yuletide participant in 2035 who requested NASA RPF. Hilarious and heartfelt.

Navigating by the Light of a Minor Planet (21669 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] delgaserasca - Chris Beck/Beth Johanssen

Long, introspective Beth Johannsen fic set after they return home. Really excellent. Everything I never knew I wanted out of this fandom.

The Mummy

Her Echoes, They Surround (3779 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] OzQueen - Ardeth Bay/Evy Carnahan O'Connell/Rick O'Connell

Very hot, porny threesome-fic.

Singin' in the Rain

Or, What You Will (3541 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] ryfkah - Cosmo Brown/Don Lockwood/Kathy Selden

Don, Kathy and Cosmo film an all-singing, all-dancing version of Twelfth Night. A delightful confection of a fic.

The Sting

truth deceived (7047 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Damkianna - Henry Gondorff/Johnny Hooker

Fake dating fic is not something I ever imagined working for this fandom, but in fact this fic pulls it off perfectly.

10 Things I Hate About You

10 Things I Hate About Reunions (17278 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] ByroseA - Kat Stratford/Patrick Verona

Kat and Patrick and the joys of not going to your ten-year high-school reunion.

What's Your Number

You Might Think I'm Crazy (32363 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] minim_calibre - Ally Darling/Colin Shea

Lovely, really charming post-canon fic. Feels like an extension of the movie.

Arsenic and Old Lace

Six Sips of Strychnine (6302 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] cookinguptales - Abby Brewster & Martha Brewster

Fucked-up yet lighthearted backstory as befitting a fucked-up yet lighthearted movie.

Dirty Dancing

Waiting For a Voice to Come (2451 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Arsenic - Johnny Castle/Frances "Baby" Houseman

I can't help but love a post-canon happy ending for these two. Or at least the beginning of one.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

something so magic (3113 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] salvadore - Ferris Bueller/Cameron Frye/Sloane Peterson

Adorable, faily poly-fic.
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Vorkosigan Series - Lois McMaster Bujold

Intelligent Disobedience (1304 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Philomytha - Simon Illyan & Aral Vorkosigan

A missing scene between Aral and Simon during Barrayar. Sharp and painful and perfect.

Never Getting Back Together (Like, Ever). (1444 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] lannamichaels - Aral Vorkosigan/Ges Vorrutyer

Aral/Ges reimagined as a letter to Captain Awkward. Ges Vorrutyer is the ultimate Darth Vader Boyfriend. The best kind of crack.

The Huntsman's Reel (4440 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Philomytha - Simon Illyan/Alys Vorpatril

Alys and Simon foiling a Cetegandan plot with style during Aral's Regency.

peace and quiet (5836 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] alessandriana - Gregor Vorbarra & Ivan Vorpatril

Well put together and a great glimpse into Gregor and Ivan's relationship.

The Queen's Thief - Megan Whalen Turner

the last (1050 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] patrokla - Eddis & Eugenides

A nice Eddis character-study.

Agreements and Arguments. (2162 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] shewhoguards - Attolia/Eugenides

Gen and Attolia have a discussion on their wedding night. The author really has a feel for the way the characters talk to each other.

The Dolphin's Promise (21313 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] sameshima_shuzumi - Eddis

Long, plotty, gen, pre-book Eddis adventure-story. With pirates! And politics twisty enough to fit in one of the books.

Oxford Time Travel Universe - Connie Willis

Busman's Holiday (2218 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] allyndra - Ned Henry/Verity Kindle

A sweet little take on Ned and Verity's honeymoon.

Discworld - Terry Pratchett

Gytha and Esme's Ill-Advised Adventure (3708 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Elemental - Gytha "Nanny" Ogg, Esmerelda "Granny" Weatherwax

An adventure of a young Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg. Sharply -- and hilariously -- in character.

Chalion Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold

First Choices (2017 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] rsadelle

A clever take on what Quintarian faith might look like in the modern day. Told in the format of a news article.

all the words that ever were or ever will be (2825 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Tequila_Mockingbird - the Daughter

The events of The Curse of Chalion as seen from the Daughter's perspective.

Hornblower - C.S. Forester

Smallbridge (12230 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] dome_epais - William Bush/Horatio Hornblower/Barbara Wellesley, Horatio Hornblower/Barbara Wellesley

Wonderful slow-build poly-fic told from Barbara's pov.

Little Women - Louisa May Alcott

Something Splendid (2308 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] thelittlestbird - Theodore Laurence/Amy March

A series of letters between Amy and Laurie while they're both in Europe.
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Next up: Detectives!

Lord Peter Wimsey - Dorothy L. Sayers

one another’s all (1331 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] harborshore - Harriet Vane/Peter Wimsey, Mervyn Bunter/Peter Wimsey, Mervyn Bunter/Harriet Vane/Peter Wimsey

OT3 of my heart! A short, fraught, but lovely coming together.

Service (2340 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] leiascully - Mervyn Bunter/Peter Wimsey

Lovely Peter/Bunter focused around their time together during the war and the time just after.

Like As the Hart (1334 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Persiflager - Harriet Vane/Peter Wimsey

Set after Harriet admits her love for Peter, but before their marriage. Lovely Harriet-pov.

Seven Hundred and Sixty One British Nights (2125 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] pressdbtwnpages - Charles Parker

Charles Parker-pov on a period where Peter has faked his own death. Nice look at Charles and Peter's relationship as well as the developing relationship betweeen Charles and Mary.

Miss Marple - Agatha Christie

The Spirit of St Mary Mead (4005 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] lost_spook

Miss Marple as a Genius Locii and avatar of Nemesis. A clever concept, cleverly done.

The Thin Man

the thin man's bride (4185 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] betony - Nick Charles/Nora Charles

A charming little mystery with a modern sensibility.

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

What Brings Us Together (2244 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] often_adamanta - Phryne Fisher/Jack Robinson

Jack and Phryne and the desire for (non-sexual) intimacy.

Sing a Song of Sixpence (14497 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] orphan_account - Phryne Fisher & Jack Robinson

Nicely twisty case-fic set post-series three.

The Wake, the Current, the Tide (1697 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] KiaraSayre - Phryne Fisher, Elizabeth MacMillan, Dorothy "Dot" Williams

Delightful look at the friendships between Mac, Phryne and Dot.

To Begin With (4982 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] riverlight - Phryne Fisher/Jack Robinson

An unusual, but delightful first-time fic.

Therefore is Winged Cupid Painted Blind (6223 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] whetherwoman - Phryne Fisher/Jack Robinson

Steaming hot, but also true to Jack and Phryne's complicated relationship.

The Bletchley Circle

Statistical Methods in Risk Assessment (6518 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] ryfkah - Jean McBrien/Original Female Character

Great addition to the canon, featuring a well-drawn OFC.
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Remember when I made recs posts? Well I made it through all of Yuletide in the past few days, so next come the recs!

First up: Rivers of London! Some of these stories have minor spoilers for The Hanging Tree but I don't think anything major.

Rivers of London - Ben Aaronovitch

A Rabbit Hole of Edwardian Pornography (17593 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] linndechir - Peter Grant/Thomas Nightingale

Long, plotty and smoking hot. Does a believable job of incorporating sex - and kink - into their canon relationship.

A Change is As Good As a Rest (3611 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Joylee - Molly (Rivers of London), Thomas Nightingale, Peter Grant

Excellent Molly-pov on her relationship with Nightingale and Peter's addition to the Folly.

Posh (1775 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] maple_clef - Sahra Guleed & Molly (Rivers of London)

A sweet little tale about Sahra and Molly bonding in the Folly.

Forces Impressed Thereon (2484 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] telarna - Thomas Nightingale, Molly (Rivers of London), Peter Grant

Nightingale recuperating at the Folly after the defeat of Henry Pyke. Great Nightingale pov and some lovely insights into Nightingale and Molly's relationship.

Hold On, I'm a Little Unsteady (9019 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] moogle62 - Peter Grant/Thomas Nightingale

Very hot, well-negotiated sex-pollen fic.

three-body problem (15152 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Sixthlight - Beverley Brook/Peter Grant, Beverley Brook & Thomas Nightingale, Peter Grant/Thomas Nightingale

Delightful poly negotiations fic, told entirely from Beverley's pov.

all our plans are useless indeed (6511 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] hazel - Peter Grant/Thomas Nightingale

Nightingale through the years. Nice use of non-linear storytelling.
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Slings & Arrows

Legacy (9195 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] DesireeArmfeldt - Ellen Fanshaw/Geoffrey Tennant, Jack Crew/Kate McNab
Characters: Geoffrey Tennant, Jack Crew, Ellen Fanshaw, Kate McNab

Jack and Geoffrey and their enduring friendship. I love everything about this story, but especially the way we see Jack and Geoffrey's relationship change and grow as their lives change.

We Shall Remain in Friendship (1449 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] spuffyduds

Really great Anna and Geoffrey friendship fic. I love the dynamic between them in the show and I really love this take on how they first met and became friends.


Life

Pieces of a Whole (485 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] aj2245

Short but wonderful. Really captures Dani and Charlie's relationship.


Fame

Being What We Can (12390 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] oliviacirce - Ralph Garci/Montgomery MacNeil, Ralph Garci/Doris Finsecker, Montgomery MacNeil & Doris Finsecker

Wonderful, slow-building poly-fic, that is also most-definitely a love-letter to the theater.


The Thin Man

Climb Into The World (470 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] bessemerprocess - Nick Charles/Nora Charles

The one where Nick and Nora are Time Lords. Of course! Because that explains so much…

Considerably Before the Thin Man (2211 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Fabrisse - Nick Charles/Nora Charles

Nick meets Nora. Of course there's a murder involved. Simply delightful!


Singin' in the Rain

Girl Of My Dreams (1438 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Andraste - Cosmo Brown/Don Lockwood, Don Lockwood/Kathy Selden

Absolutely delightful Cosmo and Kathy friendship fic.


A League Of Their Own

Hear That Call (4595 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] isbmlamloi - Jimmy Dugan/Dottie Hinson, Mae Mordabito/Doris Murphy

Captures the feel of the movie and the characters wonderfully. A lovely look at a friendship that slowly turns into something more. WIth bonus background lesbians \o/


Sunset Boulevard

Lebenswerk (9874 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Selena - Norma Desmond/Max von Mayerling, Norma Desmond/Joe Gillis

A marvelous and chilling backstory for Max and Norma. Max's obsession with Norma is just the right kind of disturbing. And the rapidly shifting, emotionally charged power dynamics between them, the way they push and pull and ultimately wrap around and destroy each other is heartbreakingly perfect.


Casablanca

It's Still the Same Old Story (2618 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] misslucyjane - Rick Blaine/Louis Renault

A great character piece focusing on Rick trying to find his place after the war. This felt very right and true to the character to me.


How to Train Your Dragon

This is Berk. This is My Home. (1533 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] billtheradish

A lovely exploration of Astrid and her history and motivations. I love this idea of what Astrid's mother might be like, and how complicated their relationship is.


Into the Woods

the rope you began with (was never that straight) (3819 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Fahye - Baker/Cinderella

A charming look at the future of Cinderella and the other survivors of Into the Woods. The Cinderella-pov is wonderful, and the incorporation of glimpses of other fairytales was delightful.
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Aubrey-Maturin Series - Patrick O'Brian

On Solitude (15123 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] toft - Jack Aubrey/Stephen Maturin

Jack/Stephen Accidental telepathic bonding fic, that manages to balance and remain true to both the fantastical trope and the historical canon and characters. The one Yuletide story where I was absolutely certain I knew the author as soon as I read it, because I'm not sure anyone but Toft could have written this story.


Books of the Raskura - Martha Wells

Children of the New Court (13032 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] pentapus - Jade/Moon, Moon/Chime, Jade/Moon/Chime

Fabulous long, plotty Cloud Roads fic. A great Chime pov and a great look at how Chime and Moon are both still struggling some to adjust to their changed circumstances.


The Dark Is Rising - Susan Cooper

Once and Future (1693 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Llwyden - Bran Davies/Will Stanton

Wonderful future-fic full of rebirth and reincarnation and Will stepping into the role of oldest Old One. This is totally my headcanon now.


Enchanted Forest Chronicles - Patricia Wrede

The Balance of Affection (6060 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] RecessiveJean - Cimorene/Mendanbar

Wonderful family fic. I especially love Cimorene and Mendanbar's relationship here, and watching Mendanbar and Daystar slowly come to know each other as father and son. Also, footstools! And cats! The cats are a wonderful touch, very in-keeping with canon.


Invisible Cities - Italo Calvino

Invisible Citiez (559 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] norah

A series of texts between Marco Polo and Kublai Khan. No, really. Glorious and ridiculous. You really don't need to know canon to enjoy this one, or at least I didn't.


Young Avengers

Scenes from a Wedding (2682 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] traincat - Teddy Altman/Billy Kaplan

Completely charming wedding-fic full of wonderful character moments and clever details. And family. Oh, do those two boys have such complicated families... I don't' think I'd ever read anything of Traincat's before this Yuletide, but I clearly should have been, since this is the fourth of their stories I've recced this year.


Captain Britain & MI-13

boxes (656 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] misura

Dane meets Faiza's collection of comics. (Well, a part of it, anyway.)

A delightful moment between Dane and Faiza's mother. I loved Farida in the comics and it's great fun to see her again here.


Children's Work - Dessa Song

…And a Song for Minneapolis (2541 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] starlady

A great story about growing up and how complicated family relationships can be.


Space Girl - Ewan McColl & Peggy Seeger Song

My Only Self (4587 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] staranise - Space Girl/Servo Robot Rocket Pilot

The love story of a girl and her ship/robot. Completely adorable, with great worldbuilding. And, oh yes, tentacle porn. Because fandom.


Iowa - Dar Williams Song

A Great and Gruesome Height (19126 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] jaegecko - Narrator/OFC

A wonderfully complex f/f love story that really captures the feel of the song. Set within the universe of, but featuring no characters from The West Wing
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Lord Peter Wimsey Series - Dorothy Sayers

The Affair of the Blanched Bibliomane (4176 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] pendrecarc

A completely fabulous bit of casefic with an outsider perspective on Peter. Also introduced me to a fabulous historical woman I'd never heard about before.

Particular Talents (1298 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] greywash

Oh, PETER. This made me cackle with glee. Bunter is an incredibly patient and tolerant man.

A Clean Fire (1359 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] harborshore - Harriet Vane/Peter Wimsey, Saint-George Wimsey/OMC

A great insight into Saint-George, with a much happier ending than Sayers had planned for him, while still feeling true to the characters and the time.


Discworld Series - Terry Pratchett

The Importance of Being Mostly Human (10434 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] gogollescent - Lobsang Ludd/Susan Sto Helit

In which Susan identifies "Where's My Cow" as a proto-talismanic anchor for Young Sam's continued health and existence, and tries very hard not to wonder what the Vimes' butler does on his day off. There may also be a lesson about the meaning of Hogswatch, but no one wants to talk about that.

Pitch-perfect Discworld fic that cleverly ties up some time-tossed loose ends from various books. Also, Susan Sto Helit meets the Vimes family! ♥ ♥ ♥

Opposable Forces (2109 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] CakeorDeath

A wonderful, melancholy look at the relationship between a father and grown son. I love how the grown up Young Sam is portrayed here, and especially how his relationship with his father is complicated and frustrating and loving and not at all sentimental or idealized.

Thyngs More Important Than Chocolates (1188 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] athenejen - Lobsang Ludd/Susan Sto Helit

Awwwwww. Completely delightful. I want to draw sparkly hearts around this fic, this pairing and this author.

Some Time Before (7080 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] neveralarch - Sybil Ramkin/Samuel Vimes, Adora Belle Dearheart/Moist von Lipwig

A glorious look at four complicated characters as their lives unfold and they choose who they want to be and find the one they want to be with. Very true to canon, while also expanding my understanding of especially Sybil and Adora in ways canon can't.

Going It Alone (1983 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] nomadicwriter - Mustrum Ridcully/Esmerelda "Granny" Weatherwax

A great look at the young Esme Weatherwax finding her place in life.

First and Foremost (2988 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] hollimichele - Carrot Ironfoundersson/Angua von Uberwald

What does it really mean to be a Watchmen first and a woman and a werewolf second? A great look at some of the women of Ankh-Morpork and the some of the unexpected costs of being a woman in a predominately-male career.



Chronicles of Chrestomanci - Diana Wynne Jones

Checklist (4303 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] allyndra

Millie's boarding school experience is everything she hoped for, but not necessarily what she expected.

The Young Chants (9455 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] ryfkah - Christopher Chant/Millie

Christopher and his growing family. Completely delightful! Worth reading especially for Christopher being summoned as Chrestomanci while trying to calm a crabby baby Julia.

Such Balsam Falls (2418 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] speakmefair - Mordecai Roberts/Flavian Temple, Mordecai Roberts/Miss Rosalie

A wonderful, complicated story about Mordecai and Flavian and the long-term consequences for Mordecai of his time as Tacroy. Absolutely beautifully evocative and lyrical writing.

A Place to Call Your Own (3388 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] hhertzof

Janet's got a brand new life in a magical castle, just like she always wanted, so why does she feel like she's not what they wanted?

A great story about Janet adapting to life at Chrestomanci Castle.


A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett/The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

Prakriti (1954 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] recrudescence

Mary Lennox and Sarah Crewe meet and become friends as Land Girls during WWI. Lovely and achy.


Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery

What the water sprites saw (1708 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] ineptshieldmaid - Gilbert Blythe/Anne Shirley, John Selwyn/Persis Leigh

Lovely Anne/Gilbert. Sweet, sensual and very in-keeping with the characters.

Roll in the Burlington (2505 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] breathedout - Anne Shirley/Katherine Brooke, Katherine Brooke/OFC

Just wonderful and completely unexpected. In which Katherine Brooke's happiness looks very little like Anne Shirley's happiness. Great historical details about both turn of the century theatre and turn of the century queerness, with a bonus dash of Canadian religious/language politics.

The World in a Grain of Sand (1125 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Nestra

I love Katherine, and it's wonderful to see fic for her and see her get to live her dreams.


Mirabile - Janet Kagan

Stumped (3860 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Fabrisse - Leonev Denness/Annie Masmajean

MIRABILE FIC! A thing I'd never thought to find. And it's wonderful. A great little bio-mystery and a pleasing catch-up with all the characters.


Books of the Raskura - Martha Wells

Nesting Instincts (2777 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Measured_Words - Jade/Moon (Raksura), Chime/Moon (Raksura)

Moon, Chime and the importance of found family. Lovely and very in-keeping with the spirit of the books.
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The Queen's Thief Series - Megan Whalen Turner

a wide margin (1839 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] reapingfolk - Irene (Attolia)/Eugenides

Irene and Gen have such a wonderfully complicated relationship and this little story really delves into all the complications.

A Good Friend (3031 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] keilexandra

A wonderful look at an unusual friendship. I really love good stories about male-female friendships, and friendships across barriers of age or status and this has both.

War For the Oaks - Emma Bull

In Kind (3459 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] resolute

It's winter in Minnesota as I write this. It's beautiful. It also kills people.

A great, creepy Jazz-Age prequel to the novel.

Fall of Ile-Rien Series - Martha Wells

When the Sea Is (7183 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] marycrawford - Ilias/Tremaine Valiarde

A lovely little adventure with great worldbuilding and attention to details. I really like seeing how some of the disparate people who ended up in Cineth at the end of the series are adapting to life there.

Gashlycrumb Tinies - Edward Gorey

An Abecedary of Tragic Ends, Explicated for the Reader (2600 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] russian_blue

26 drabbles for 26 gruesome, cleverly imagined deaths.


The Bloggess

It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time (1073 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] fenellaevangela

A series of fake Bloggess posts, wherein the Bloggess tries her hand at kitten livestreaming. COMPLTELY AWESOME.

Knitting Anthropomorfic

The Diary of Knitpicks Optionsina IV, age 3.5mm (1248 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] lirin

Completely adorable! With pictures!

xkcd 1110 (Click and Drag)

Bigger Than You Think (200 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] belford

An interactive story of exploration.

Somebody made an entire old-school text adventure game in the world of xkcd's click and drag comic. So, SO awesome

Meanwhile, in Universe #364b (4712 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] CherryIce

A fantastic exploration of all the various corners of the click and drag world, from the lemonade stand in the caverns to the whales in the sky.
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Push

Reunion Song (4752 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] moirariordan - Nick Gant/Cassie Holmes

Cassie and her mom part ways with Nick and Cassie refuses to admit that she's really not coping well. I love how genuinely torn Cassie is here, fighting between competing desires to figure out where she belongs.

...and that has made all the difference (4397 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] maharetr

Cassie and Nick and the little decisions we make that change our lives. I love that Nick and Cassie don't talk about staying together, but you can tell when they've made the decision. Neatly pushes my family-of-choice buttons.

she won't let me in there (3291 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] unfinishedidea - Nick Gant/Cassie Holmes

Nick and Cassie and the evolution of their relationship. I really like the idea of Nick taking Cassie to get some fight training so she can look out for herself, so they can both look out for each other.

Kick at the Darkness (14754 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Frostfire - Nick Gant/Cassie Holmes

Long, plotty Nick/Cassie roadtrip fic. A great build up to their relationship.

Job Offer (2534 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] kittydesade

Takes a supporting character from the film who doesn't even have a name and really fleshes her out in a satisfying and interesting manner.

The Bourne Legacy

New Reality (1618 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] cybermathwitch - Aaron Cross/Marta Shearing

A really great take on Marta and Aaron's relationship immediately after the movie. I love this Marta-POV and this take on how Aaron and Marta's sexual relationship begins is very believable and nicely done.

Bury My Heart on the Coals (6280 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] blackbird - Aaron Cross/Marta Shearing

Aaron and Marta on the run, learning about each other and learning to trust each other. A nice slow build.

if you want to sing out (1076 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Siria - Aaron Cross/Marta Shearing

Aaron/words OTP. A really interesting look at how the treatments changed Aaron.

Here, Now (2563 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] octopedingenue - Aaron Cross/Marta Shearing

A really neat look at Aaron and Marta and their relationship both after the movie and after Treadstone et. al have finally gone down. Pleasingly domestic in a way I never would have thought would work for these characters.

broke everything new again (1163 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Siria - Aaron Cross/Marta Shearing

A great, short fic about the ways both Marta and Aaron feel out of their depth in the new life they've found themselves in.

The Losers

This Side of Paradise (17031 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] thefourthvine - Carlos "Cougar" Alvarez/Jake Jensen

Undercover as gay/fake relationship fic is a classic for a reason. This is charming and witty with a great Jake pov and a nice take on Jake and Cougar's relationship.

All You Have To Do Is Open Your Eyes (5057 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] torakowalski - Carlos "Cougar" Alvarez/Jake Jensen

One of the best representations of how Cougar and Jensen communicate I've seen in fic. Does the tricky job of really capturing the non-verbal communication between Cougar and Jensen.


The Losers/Avengers movies

Five Things Not on Jake Jensen’s Resumé (1819 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] omphale23 - Carlos "Cougar" Alvarez/Jake Jensen

The unlikely (and awesome) comradeship of Jake Jensen and Tony Stark. It's actually much easier than I thought it would be to blend these two universes.

Sports Night

You Could Turn It On Like A Light (11978 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] nightcamedown - Casey McCall/Dan Rydell

In which Dan and Casey are not fraught. Or so they say.

Casey and Dan are SO fraught. It just takes Casey an extra-long time and a lot of flailing to figure it out. Spot-on dialogue.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

it's time to spend the night away (1825 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] ferrassie - Ferris Bueller/Cameron Frye

Ferris Bueller's POV is hard to get right, but this fic captures both his voice and his relationship with Cameron really nicely.

Grosse Point Blank

Four Ways Marcella Could Have Ended Up Working For Martin and One Way She Did (2191 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] linaerys

SO much fun. I love every single one of these might have beens.
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Captain Marvel

Your Kiss Is On My List (2042 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] musesfool - Carol Danvers/Steve Rogers, background Carol Danvers/Jessica Drew

Super-Hot Carol/Steve. Just what I wanted for Christmas certainly!

Being Open (1349 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] kinky_kneazle - Carol Danvers/Steve Rogers

This is totally my headcanon for these two now. Carol/Flight and Steve/Shield OTPs

Hawkeye

A Wedding and Some Arrows (1578 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] bendingwind - Carol Danvers/Jessica Drew

Great Kate and Clint friendship fic, with background Carol/Jess. I love Kate and Clint's friendship, it seems like they're just really good for each other.

i need to get my story straight (1115 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] haipollai

A cute little slice of life fic, with snappy banter and a completely faily attempt at dog training.

something good waitin' down this road (2846 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] latenightcuppa

Great found family fic. Hits all the right notes to make me squee and laugh and go awwwwww.

Five Times Two Hawkeyes Talked About Sex (and the First Time They Did It) (3584 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] mayhap - Clint Barton/Kate Bishop, Kate Bishop/Tommy Shepherd, Clint Barton/Phil Coulson

Great, believable build-up to Clint/Kate. Clint screws up everything he could possibly screw up. But he gets it right in the end.

I'm Only Gay For Captain America (2720 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] kinky_kneazle - Clint Barton/Kate Bishop

Excellent 5-times fic. I love how this works through Clint's various excuses to himself in a very believable way.

Young Avengers

we make midnight a maquette of the year (1598 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Lady_Ganesh - background Teddy Altman/Billy Kaplan

Tommy and Teddy bonding on New Years. A lovely look at the boys of the expanded Kaplan household. (I continue to maintain Billy has the BEST parents ever for taking in both his orphaned, alien boyfriend and his runaway mystical/psychic twin.)

Through the Mines (8775 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Traincat - Kate Bishop/Eli Bradley

Kate and Eli fall into a long-distance relationship. Really deals with the aftermath of Children's Crusade and Eli's decision in a believable manner.

Journey Into Mystery

Friendship, the Beginning/End Of (1870 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Lise

Leah and Loki before (and at) the end of it all. Totally made me sniffle. BFFs forever in my heart!

Runaways/Young Avengers Crossover

Kid Stuff (2029 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] JessicaJones

Molly and Tommy friendship fic! SO AWESOME. I love Molly in this.

Fantastic Four/Journey Into Mystery/Young Avengers Crossover

Strange Aeons (6758 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] sevenofspade

Dr. Doom gets pulled into time travel shenanigans with the Future Foundation, the Young Avengers and kid!Loki and Leah. A brilliant and heartbreaking merging of the canons for Avengers: The Children's Crusade and Journey Into Mystery.


Ultimate Spider-Man

Following Weblines (7696 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Traincat

Miles Morales gets pulled through a portal into the 616-verse. I've wanted to see how Miles would react to the main Marvel-verse since the end of Spider-Men and this does not disappoint. Also, totally makes me want to snuggle Miles.

The Adventures of Jackpot and Zombie Girl (3830 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Traincat

Wonderful friendship-fic! I really believed the progression of MJ and Gwen's relationship here. And I love the idea of them coping with Peter's death by deciding to become kickass superheroes.

Calvin & Hobbes and Hobbes & Bacon

Attack Chickens, Children, and Other Hazards of Suburban Life (1361 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] finesharp - Calvin/Susie Derkins

Calvin and Susie make the decision to have a kid, in a very Calvin and Susie kind of way.

"Worked okay so far?" (3440 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] lalaietha -- Calvin/Susie Derkins

Sometimes Susie worries about whether her daughter's fantasy life is actually fantasy.

SO perfect. An adult perspective on that line between fantasy and reality that makes Calvin & Hobbes so great.

a brief history of western philosophy (702 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] tashlae - Calvin/Susie Derkins

It's Susie's idea to name their daughter Bacon.

Short but delightful.
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My first step in trying to get back into the habit of reccing things is a big pile of Festivids recs! There were a lot of vids for Festivids this year, and I probably managed to watch close to 2/3 of them. These are my favorites.

All vids are currently anonymous, I'll edit this post to include vidder names after the reveal.

Batman: Year One - What Makes a Man - a really fabulous character-study for a movie I've never seen, but now desperately want to.

Big Fish - a message for you - Everything I love so much about this movie in 3 1/2 lovely minutes.

Blackpool - Little Lie - Another source I've never seen, but wow this vid tells its story well, and the vidder does a great job of incorporating the dance footage into what isn't a dance vid.

Bringing Up Baby - Lovin' You - A wonderful, whimsical vid that captures the screwball nature of the film perfectly. I'm really impressed by the timing and sense of motion in this vid.

Bringing Up Baby - You Might Think - TWO awesome Bringing Up Baby vids this year. This is a neat contrast to the other vid, seeing how the same footage feels different when paired with a very different song. Also does a really good job of timing the characters motion to the music.

Cabaret - Hot in Herre - OMG this vid! It starts out as a sexy and debauched celebration of the queer cabaret, and then slowly, just as in the movie, the real world starts to intrude, and the same song that was raunchy and sexy just a couple verses ago is now dark and twisted and chilling. Brilliantly done.

Can't Hardly Wait - Inside Out - So, I graduated from high school in 1998, just like the class in this movie. And here's the thing, my high school experience was nothing like this movie, and nothing worth being nostalgic for, and yet this vid made me nostalgic for it nonetheless. One of the commenters described it as a love letter to the late 90s, and that's exactly it. From the song choice to the cutting, this is a total love letter to the era in which I came of age.

Doctor Who - Another Girl, Another Planet - I have, no lie, wanted a classic Dr. Who vid to this song for years. It's just such a perfect song for the fandom and for Ace in particular. A delightful romp of Ace-love.

Doctor Who - Awake My Soul - The Sarah Jane vid that's made everyone cry. An exceptional look at all the many years of awesomeness of Sarah Jane Smith, from the original serials through Sarah Jane Adventures.

Down With Love - Waterloo - Completely de-hets the movie, turning it into a delightful femslashy romp. Great fun.

E.T. - Love Will Win - This vid is already a comfort-vid for me. Shamelessly sentimental, with great cutting, and a fabulous song choice that really captures the feel of the movie. The best kind of feel-good vid.

Gilda - Sweet, Sweet Sting - A brilliant song choice, and great tight pacing that really captures the noir nature of the film.

Goonies - Retropactum - I have a weakness for stories about family, both biological and found/chosen. Goonies is about both kinds of family and this vid captures all the exuberance and all the ways they are a family just perfectly.

Hello Dolly - We Got The Beat - A wonderful, joyful dancing vid! Fantastic timing.

Jeeves & Wooster - The Undeserving Rich - Jeeves & Wooster to the tune of "A Little Bit of Luck" from My Fair Lady. Comic brilliance.

The King's Speech - Fixing A Hole - A great Bertie & Lionel vid. This is an unusual song choice, and I was surprised by how well it works for these two. Another vid with great pacing.

A Knight's Tale - Eye of the Tiger - The vidder's description says, "A Knight's Tale is both 20 years too late and nearly 700 years too early to be a 1980s sports movie. That doesn't stop it from trying." Hilarious, over-the-top awesomeness.

Life - Children's Work - Another source I haven't seen, but WOW does this vid make me want to. Just a brilliant, intense, layered vid. I feel like I get something more from it ever time I watch it.

Maru the Cat - Outside the Box - This is the vid that seemingly everyone is reccing this year, even people who self-describe as not liking cute cat vids. Me, I love cute cat vids, and this vid is amazing. Gloriously over the top, but so sincere. Maru's life is SO HARD guys, SO HARD.

Maru the Cat - Papa's Got a Brand New Bag - Another great Maru vid. Maru is a bad ass action-star kitteh!

Mystery, Alaska - High Life - a slow building, quiet vid that tells the story of the movie wonderfully. This is another vid where to me the song choice is what really makes it.

Newsies - Express Yourself - Dancing newsboys! Timing is so important with dance vids, and the timing here is impeccable. And the combination of song and source is over the top awesome in all the right ways.

Pride & Prejudice (1995) - What a Man - A short, one-note vid, but oh, what a note. If this vid were any longer it wouldn't work at all, but 1:44 of Darcy love is just perfect.

Real Genius - Gone (A Moral Imperative) - I had forgotten how much fun this movie is. This is a fast-paced, and quite delightful vid that's a very good reminder.

Real Genius - A Meditation on Genius and Scientific Discovery… - A rather different and equally awesome Real Genius vid. I almost skipped watching this one, because classical music vids are so hard to get right, but the vidder really manages it well here..

Red - Me Against The Music - Super-tight editing and a kick-ass song choice. This vid totally convinced me to watch the movie.

Red - W-O-M-A-N - Helen Mirren is sucha fabulous action hero. A fun, sexy vid, that's just the right length.

Remington Steele - Kill the Director - A witty reminder of exactly how fabulous and refreshing this show was. There's a great narrative line to this vid, following the developing relationship between the leads.

Rocky Series - The One - A shamelessly over-the-top old-school slash vid. Managed to get me completely invested in a relationship I don't know, in a series of movies I've never really had much interest in seeing. And then totally break my heart at the end.

The Scarlet Pimpernel - Da' Scarlet Dipernel - A hilarious juxtaposition of song and text that works fabulously thanks to some great, well-timed editing.

Sports Night - To Make You Feel My Love - Oh, my heart. I love these characters so much, and they all love each other so much. Vids to slow songs are so hard, but this is just so, so perfect.

Stand By Me - Head Full Of Doubt/Road Full of Promise - This is a gorgeous vid, that really gets to the emotional heart of the movie and the characters. There is just so much richness and nuance to this vid. I keep rewatching it, and every time something else about it catches me.

Thelma & Louise - Shine - Distills the movie into 4 1/2 near perfect minutes. May leave you with the urge to shout "fuck the patriarchy!" a lot, or maybe that's just me.

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