Today's question is from being_here. There is still 1 open slot, ask me something fannish!
"What are your favourite fics? Ideally one per fandom."
...it is the one part that is going to cause me trouble.
Okay, working through as much of my fandom list as I can for the time I have to do this:
Just Act Normal by Zosofi
If someone had told Stiles back in high school that he would be an Oscar winning actor by the time he turned 25, he would’ve probably told Scott to punch them. The thing is, though…they would’ve been right.
Which makes returning to Beacon Hills, center of all that is supernatural and better left avoided, all the more awkward.
It's the kind of non-AU I like the best, it has pining and UST in bucketloads, it has so many secrets being hidden, so many. I read it without having a freaking clue what Teen Wolf was and I loved it; canon knowledge just made it even better.
Now I can't do just one for Avengers. Deal with it.
Team Building Activities by valtyr
Fury's a beautiful princess. Clint's plotting a Communist revolution. Rhodey's not sexy. Wall-E's not a documentary. Clint's not gay but he does give a great blowjob. This fic is not an AU.
I can't believe how long it took me to start reading this fic. The summary is 100% apt and 100% offputting all at the same time. It's best to ignore and not-ignore the summary. It is Schrodinger's summary. It is beautiful and I can't count the number of times I read the lapdancing scene and honest-to-goodness blushed.
What Rough Beast by immoral-crow
Steve Rogers, super soldier. It’s amazing really that it takes them all so long to work out just what the serum can do… but given enough time all things become apparent. This is a story about love, and loss; the things we would do to be true to ourselves and true to our hearts; and the prices you must pay to do that.
All the excellent implications of immortality, dialled up to the max. Warnings for character death, extreme angst.
Jurassic Stark by immoral-crow (ALSO MY ENTRY FOR THE JURASSIC PARK FANDOM OKAY)
In a world where DNA has overtaken the atom as the weapon of choice, Tony Stark has decided there is no future for him as a manufacturer of weaponised life-forms. Instead he decides to use biotechnology to amaze and educate the masses. Thus, Jurassic Stark – an amusement park with a difference. Instead of twee rides and tame animals he will wow the public with real-life dinosaurs. What can possibly go wrong?
Well, Steve Rogers could name one or two things. If the storm that trapped his tour in the middle of the park hadn’t been bad enough, it turns out that you really don’t want to make Dr. Banner angry (unless you like T. Rex that is). Oh yeah, and the Velociraptor keeper, who goes by the unusual name of Loki, seems to be both able to communicate with the raptors and intent on taking over the park. Frankly, Stark is a dick who doesn’t think his plans through.
Will the team learn to pull together? Can they defeat Loki and his sinister raptor army? How many hours can the author spend researching dinosaur behaviour instead of writing? If you want the answers to all these questions and more – or if you’ve ever wanted Steve to kick a Velociraptor in the head – then this is the fic for you.
The summary mostly says it all. DINOSAURS AND AVENGERS. It is criminal how few kudos this has.
See, this is why I got to pick three fics for one fandom, because this is one fic that works for three fandoms \o/
The Ties That Bind Job by telaryn & CatKing_Catkin
Called out on Kung Fu Monkey (http://kfmonkey.blogspot.com/2012/08/
While investigating a drug ring in South Boston, Angel and Faith cross paths with the Leverage team. Mistaken identities and shared pasts lead to both sides teaming up to take down the bad guys. Along the way, the team learns about vampires, and the Eliot!Whump escalates well into the red zone.
If you're a fan of any of these fandoms and you haven't started this universe, book an afternoon and get started because you won't be able to stop reading. Trust me.
Aw but there is one just for Leverage that everyone needs to read:
Motif by birdhouse
This is the eighteenth time Nate Ford lives after dying.
I say Leverage but it also references a hundred other beautiful fandoms. There are time loops and dinosaurs and it is just brilliant.
The Boy Who Spoke With Ghosts by AvocadoLove
No one suspects Arthur. He's too practical, too organized, too sensible to believe in the supernatural.
Based on the kink meme prompt: Arthur's real name is Cole Sear.
Definitely one of the fics where I read it and was like WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THIS. It was tangible anger and jealousy, I can tell you. And the writing is beautiful.
Because paperclipbitch is still in hiding, I have to rec my second favourite Merlin fic.
The Student Prince by FayJay
A Modern day Merlin AU set at the University of St Andrews, featuring teetotal kickboxers, secret wizards, magnificent bodyguards of various genders, irate fairies, imprisoned dragons, crumbling gothic architecture, arrogant princes, adorable engineering students, stolen gold, magical doorways, attempted assassination, drunken students, shaving foam fights, embarrassing mornings after, The Hammer Dance, duty, responsibility, friendship and true love...
Nearly everything you would want from a modern Merlin AU. Easily better than the show, alas. It has so many awesome touches. Well worth a couple of hours. ♥
A Tithe to Hell by ningenfucker (bookshop)
Light has 13 days to find out how it will feel, not just to kill, but to destroy. A Death Note AU. LightxL, set immediately after the Yotsuba arc. Warnings for angst, blood, and cake.
Everything I wanted/needed from a LightxL fic.
When a Strawberry is Pushed Into A Mountain by Thamiris
Away at college, Clark learns to read between the lines and finds his future there.
Before I left for uni, I downloaded a metric ton of Clark/Lex fics and this is the one that's stayed with me the most.
When the World Finds Out by CC Aiken
See the title! The world finds out Clark Kent = Superman.
I also downloaded a ton of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and this incredible identity porn fun fic is one I return to again and again.
Boy Falls From the Sky by lc2l
In which Divya Narendra is an evil mastermind, Sean Parker seems like a supervillain and Eduardo can't go to Palo Alto because he's too busy in New York being Spiderman.
...I still haven't seen The Social Network but I couldn't stop reading. If you ever wanna be jealous over a fic writer's skill, read lc2l (and try not to cry that they're probably younger than you. Yeahhh.)
...apparently I don't bookmark anything properly. Or ever. My brain has decided to stop functioning. I might return to this and make a part 2 list in a few days, when my brain has decided it can work again. Anyway, there's a pile of great fics above, so go and read some of them! ♥