Story Title: Ever Rise
Pairing(s): f!Hawke/Fenris, background Bethany/Anders and Aveline/Donnic
Warnings: Graphic violence, sex, blood (and the various associated vampire tropes, including biting and self-injury).
Author’s Notes: My unending thanks go to Jade for her beta, as always, and also to frikadeller for her amazing, amazing artwork for this story. The full author’s note can be found with the fic.
Summary: Vampire AU. In 1902 London, Fenris’s flight from his former master leads him straight to the city streets—and the night’s creatures who walk them. After a chance meeting with one who calls herself Hawke, Fenris’s escape is curtailed as he finds his fortunes entangled with her own, forcing them both to face old fears and old scars as he attempts to win his freedom at last—with or without Hawke’s help.
ACTUALLY APPARENTLY THE AUTHOR IS ON TUMBLR SO I’LL JUST REBLOG THEIR POST ABOUT IT.
To reiterate: I REALIZED HOW FEW VIEWS THIS FANFIC HAD AND SCREECHED ALOUD IN HORROR. IT IS SO GOOD YOU GUYS. SO GOOD. If you are even vaguely into DAII you should totally read this shit. If you aren’t even that into DAII but enjoy fanfiction about broody dudes in period costume and vampires, you should totally read this shit. LOOK, JUST, YOU KNOW. READ IT.
I think I have read every good superhusband fic that exists.
All of the shit I’ve been finding recently has been meh at best. (Oh, except for Extinction. That one was pretty good.) Of course, the fact I’m pretty burnt out on Civil War fix-its isn’t helping. Also, I’ve read a couple of Ultimate universe fics, and they are… just, just awful. Space wife asked me how one writes an Ultimates-specific superhusband fic, and my answer was “by making Steve a douche, apparently”, but this is not quite correct, because Tony is pretty terrible too. Blagh blagh blagh.
On that note, it’s kind of weird reading MCU!Avengers fanfiction that was written before the movie came out, but I’m not so picky I can’t ignore all the shit that’s been Jossed and enjoy them - except.
I don’t know why, when writing female!Tony Stark, more people don’t go for the obvious Iron Maiden switch when referring to her suit. I mean, depending on the inspiration, you’ve either got either a: a medieval torture device, or b: one of the most successful heavy metal bands in history.
Either way, it’s a pretty hardcore name.
Title: Some Things Shouldn’t Be a Chore
Pairing(s): Steve Rogers/Tony Stark, Clint Barton/Phil Coulson
Characters: Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, Thor, Natasha Romanov, Bruce Banner, Jarvis, Phil Coulson, Clint Barton, and a sentient toaster (yes you heard me)
Summary: Steve takes things like personal responsibility and respect seriously. Tony’s got people he pays to take care of that kind of thing, and anyway, he’s pretty sure that he’s going to die of some exotic disease in his workshop, because Dummy’s still a little spotty about what is ‘clean’ enough to put on an open wound. The rest of the Avengers are in this for personal gain, except for Clint, he just enjoys being a dick. And some things shouldn’t be a chore.
LET ME TELL YOU HOW GOOD THIS FIC IS:
I have recently started exercising again, so that is something else I do while reading fanfiction.
So I am reading this story, and enjoying it a lot - especially the Tony, and I am REALLY FUCKING PICKY about my Tony!voice (I should probably also warn you: FEELS) - basically just laughing my ass off, and then Coulson names the toaster Calcifer and I almost fell off the treadmill.
That’s how good this fanfic is.
It has the potential to cause you PHYSICAL HARM.
I HAVE, as a matter of fact! And I liked it. (It’s hurr, for anyone that wants to read it. MORE SHAPESHIFTING.)
Wait I’m sorry were you expecting me NOT to immediately jump into the Losers fandom with a dumbass grin on my face?
Who the fuck do you think you’re even dealing with?
Title: By daybreak we’ll be gone
Pairing(s): Cougar/Jensen, Jolene/Pooch
Characters: Franklin Clay, William Roque, Carlos “Cougar” Alvarez, Linwood “Pooch” Porteous, Jake Jensen
Summary: Once you go into the woods, you don’t come back out again; or, how Franklin Clay got himself a pack.
There is a LOT of werewolf AU fanfiction in the Loser’s tag on AO3. A LOT. I don’t get it, but I really liked this one. So I am reccing it to YOU.
ah hah ha ha hahahaha hah. I’ve been working on this thing for like a month, and I finally got around to putting it up on AO3. The final (smutty) chapter is still a work in progress, but the story is pretty much complete right now. Go! Read! Enjoy my weird Australian brain.
It is dedicated to tokidokifish, who is, as I say, completely 100% at fault.
I feel I should mention that Darcy and Sif’s derby names are AnnaTazeYa and Valkillrie, respectively. I consider it of utmost importance.
Aw shit son, ask and ye shall receive.
I haven’t read this one in a while? But I bookmarked it, which suggests good things. Also there’s a waterpark on the Enterprise, so there’s that.
One of TWO recs I have for a modern-day restaurant AU. What can I say? I LIKE AUS. YOU KNEW WHAT YOU WERE GETTING INTO, HERE. Also this one is pretty evenly spread over Kirk/McCoy, Spock/Uhura, and Sulu/Chekov, so it might not be your best bet if you’re just looking for some straight up Jones (if you’re jonesing for Jones? … I’ll go sit in my corner now).
And then just… basically every Kirk/McCoy blcwriter has ever produced. Here are some highlights (oh, and a LOT of these are going to involve absolutely filthy porn. You know. Just FYI there):
We Defy Augry (NC-17): ”He doesn’t know if Jim will forgive him— but he has to ask anyway.” (Also: the first nu!Trek fic I ever read. I wasn’t even really into the idea of nu!Trek fic until I read this and went “oh, well, yeah, I want so much more of this.”)
The Taste of All In It (NC-17): Modern-day restaurant AU #2. I vacillated on including this or not because, well… the art is… it’s not great. Just… yeah. I’d advise avoiding it.
Pushback (NC-17): All Jim wants is a little pushback - the opportunity not to be in charge for a while. Unfortunately, being a genius does not make you good at communication.
I weather it out with you (PG-13): Jocelyn Darnell meets a gorgeous blond stranger while waiting to meet her ex-husband in a bar. (Since my favorite emotion is schadenfreude, this is one of my favorites.)
And then in the “Kirk is In Love, Bones is Oblivious” Category:
The Cure for Space Madness (NC-17): Kirk initiates a ship-wide round of Hot or Not, because sanity is overrated.
Presbyopia (PG-13): Kirk needs glasses, but there’s more than one kind of presbyopia.
It’s Been Known to Happen (NC-17): In which Kirk is a slut, and so is Bones, but only one part of that is actually true.
Uh, and. I… think that’ll do ya for now, probably.
Also there was an AU with Kirk and Bones growing up together and stumbling into a relationship that I used to love (Bones was a theater brat and James T. Kirk will pitch a no-hitter just to see his best friend in Cabaret), but can no longer find. I will offer SEXUAL FAVORS* to anyone that can locate THAT shit for me.
* That’s a lie. But I will be very grateful.