aethel: (gerard old school [by scissorfighting])
I've been holding on to this post for months in the hopes that I would collect more recs, but I just haven't been reading or listening to anything new-to-me in Bandom. Except for jjtaylor a few weeks ago. Last month, I started going through wolfshirts to see if I could identify it as the inspiration of other fics I've read, but then the bandombigbang deadlines started looming, so I've been trying to focus on that instead. Maybe I'll have actual new recs in October!

I could have sworn I'd read a bunch of classic Pete/Patrick fics while researching LJ bandom communities, but I didn't bookmark them. Oh well. I did add more links to the Peterick Fanlore page though: check it out!


Nightswimming by Waxjism, the incredibly long and incredibly worth listening to podfic by greedy_dancer, who apparently spent 5 years working on this. I could listen to greedy_dancer's voice all day. The story is a small town AU with Gerard suffering from depression and Frank falling in love with him while dealing with changes at home. Happy ending!

Hold Your Heart into This Darkness by tuesdaysgone, podfic trilogy by argentumlupine. Amazing Killjoys verse story with happy ending. I was nervous initially about the power dynamics of the Gerard/Korse pairing in the first part, but it worked so well I kinda shipped it, uh, which should not have been the takeaway from how that relationship played out.

Love: The Package Deal by jjtaylor. amnesia and polyamory and pining and feelings all over the place. Not sure why I delayed reading this so long, since I love everything else by jjtaylor. Speaking of...

Ghost Frank series by jjtaylor. So I checked back to see if I had neglected to read anything else by jjtaylor and Holy Shit I had. I must have passed over this before because Frank starts out as, well, a ghost, and I am not a fan of character death. I did cry, but it has a happy ending. Possibly a little too saccharine, but I needed an antidote. The haunted house and creepy supernatural mystery elements were genuinely frightening to me reading in bed after midnight in my dark apartment....

undeserving of your sympathy by akamine_chan, podfic by argentumlupine. Short superhero AU.

Two ways Pete and Gabe get married by lalejandra, podfic by reena_jenkins. notfic.
aethel: (mcr [by turlough])
A few things I made recently, all for challenges with varying degrees of built-in collaboration:

For Bandom Big Bang
Lyn-Z's Projekt Revolution Tour Diary, a collection of alien!Gerard/Lindsey collages pretending to be a zine
cover art and collage for Ande's podfic

For Pod_Together
podfic with sound effects of a fic akamine_chan wrote for me(!!), i sneak up (and hit you like a fucking tornado) (Lindsey/Kitty)


A few things made by other people, recently and not-so recently

The Hesitant Alien / The Punk Rock Princess, fanmix by akamine_chan. (2016-09-20)

By the Numbers by shoemaster. AU in which Gerard is a fine artist and Frank is his accountant. Very cute. (2007-12-17)
Only Going One Way by ataratah and jjtaylor. A delightful Due South crossover/fusion! Gerard is a mountie, Frank is a Chicago cop, Mikey is missing. (2010-06-16)
Podfic by Rhea314 of Fog, Sheets and Thunder by Theopteryx. Post-apocalyptic postal service AU, with sound effects! Set underground in a nuclear winter, but it ends on a positive note. (fic 2012-03-04, podfic 2013-08-28)
Septicemia by innocent_wolves. A little different from my usual recs, and darker, but it still has a happy ending. No Band AU. Frank is suicidal, and both Frank and Gerard have maladaptive super powers. (2012-2013)
and me here on the ground, podfic by Ande of the fic by ohnoktcsk. Magic AU. (fic 2013-09-01, podfic 2016-09-18)

Frank/Gerard/Grant Morrison
podfic by argentumlupine of Half of Something Else by fleurdeliser and tuesdaysgone. AU where MCR didn't happen, Frank is Grant's assistant, and Gerard is a comic book artist. (fic 2011-08-18, podfic 2016-09-15)

podfic by fire_juggler of Pages In Your Passport by inlovewithnight. AU: Pete is a professional soccer player; Mikey is still in MCR. If anything, it ended too soon. (fic 2011-08-26, podfic 2012-07-13)

Love Will Tear Us Apart by melusina. Pete and Patrick don't notice until FOB goes on hiatus that they're soulbonded. (2016-09-18)

Any Ordinary Stranger by adellyna. Superpowers AU! Pete/Patrick, Brendon/Spencer: one of those early pan-Bandom fics with too much PATD and not enough MCR. I just really love the understated way Patrick pines over Pete. (8th-May-2008)
podfic by reena_jenkins of From Countess to Cabin Boy by formerlydf. GSF Pirate AU in which Brendon is a girl who runs away and disguises herself as a boy to join a very silly pirate ship. (fic 2009-08-12, podfic 2012-06-16)
aethel: (killjoys the girl [by askpoison])
fanart recs are everything I've reblogged on tumblr: mcr fanart, bandom fanart (FOB and LynZ so far)

Fic and podfic:


Podfic by klb of Forever, Now by harriet_vane. Gerard and Mikey are orphan runaways; Brian takes them in. I have a lot of feelings about the story and about klb's emotionally devastating performance. And there are sequels! (fanfic 2007, podfic August 2011)

RAY GUN by jedusaur. Short Grace-centric Killjoys fic. Not happy: everyone dies. (July 2013)


Supersaturation series by skoosiepants. Fusion with SGA. I don't even know who half of these bands are, and it doesn't matter. (2007-2009)

Pete Wentz: Failiest Ally by girlpearl and melusina. Pete/Gabe, but mostly about Pete being in denial to a ridiculous degree. (April 2012)


Away With The Boys In The Band by inlovewithnight. Very amazing and long history of the band with always-a-girl Mikey. I didn't know what the end game ship was going to be, although I really should have, but I read it for the girl!Mikey and mental health stuff so I didn't care. The Gerard & Mikey sibling relationship is also interesting. (June 2011)


Podfic by jenepod of We Used To Be Friends by ladyfoxxx. AU where Gerard never started MCR, Frank became a teacher, and Mikey joined The Used. Frank and Mikey were best friends in high school, but then Frank doesn't hear from Mikey for a long time, and it's even longer before he finds out why. I actually found the premise so upsetting (i.e. realistic) it was difficult to listen to, even though the podfic is well done and the story has a happy ending. (fic July 2012, podfic July 2013)


The Way It Works by anew_leaf. Gerard swears off sex with men; Frank convinces him to change his mind. (August 2007)

An Inexplicable Occurrence of Angels by stele3. AU in which Frank is a fallen angel who turns up after MCR loses its record contract and Gerard is still living in his parents' basement. (December 2007)

Podfic by inkjunket of The Sky-High City by sevenfists. Post-band story written pre Danger Days. Frank is depressed and goes to stay with Gerard in California. The story is so jossed at this point that it's barely recognizable, but it's still cute. (fic August 2007, podfic March 2009)

Podfic by klb of The Anatomy of a Fall by novembersmith. 13 hours long high school/ghost AU with lots of plot and a happy ending, but ghost AU means one of the characters is still deadish, so. I cried. (fic June 2010, podfic January 2013)

Podfic by argentumlupine of Can Never Wrong This Right by theopteryx. historical academic Indiana Jones-ish AU with temporary bonding and lots of pining. Frank is Gerard's TA. (fic July 2010, podfic January 2013)

The Heart You Need by flyby. How the Killjoys became the Killjoys....if the Killjoys were telepathic space pirates. Very long, and a bit slow in the beginning, but with a summary like that, obviously I had to read it. (August 2013)

Frank Iero and Gerard Way, more known as frnk and gwhiz138, are famous Youtubers AU gifset series by spaceboyfrnk (June 2015)

Gerard Way/Lindsey Way

Asimov, the Deleted Scenes, plus sequel, by stele3. Lindsey meets inventor!Gerard and all his little robot friends. (March 2009)

Gerard Way/Patrick Stump

Podfic by inkjunket of Sing Ourselves to Sleep by Dira Sudis. Gerard and Patrick have a special moment during Warped Tour. The podfic was the first MCR podfic posted to the Audiofic Archive! (podfic October 2007)

Patrick Stump/Pete Wentz

Podfic by paraka of There and Gone by ladyfoxxx. Spy AU. Suspenseful angst with a happy ending. Paraka's use of music between scenes worked really well, although it turned out that the song fit so well because it was the original inspiration for the fic. Um, but it was a good aural experience just the same. (fic November 2010; podfic November 2013)

Podfic by argentumlupine of Accidents Will Happen by melusina. Bakery AU in which Pete accidentally filled out the wrong form and wound up married to his business partner. (fic February 2015; podfic December 2015)

sing like silver bells do by the_ragnarok. Asexual relationship. (June 2015)

Omegalomaniac by the_ragnarok. A/B/O but not porny heat fic. Well, maybe a little. Mainly it's a meta exploration of people who don't fit neatly into the A/B/O ternary! plus a side-order of anti-omega-sexism. And Fall Out Boy on tour. (August 2015)

Brendon Urie/Spencer Smith

There Should Be A Name For Something Like This by skoosiepants. cute tourfic (March 2007)

Sweater Vests series by disarm_d. Mid-20th century British university AU. Angst and sweater vests. Unresolved ending. (2007-2008)

Podfic by pennyplainknits of If Music Be The Food Of Love (I'll Have The Veggie Burger) by sunsetmog. Basically the origin story of P!atD, but slashier and read in Penny's British accent :) Actually, everything I know about P!atD I learned from fanfic, so don't quote me on that. (fic 2008, podfic 2011)

Podfic by cee_m of the Panties and Lip Gloss series by sunsetmog. (fic 2012, podfic 2013)
aethel: (black parade)
The Cat's Miaow by Pennyplainknits. Noir Detective AU. Patrick is a private eye, Pete is his client, and Ryan Ross is in trouble.
Faerie's Aire and Death Waltz by the_ragnarok. BDSM Soulmate AU set on tour. Patrick has been composing some very un-Patrick-like music. Meanwhile, Pete hides the fact that they're soulmates from Patrick.
Make My Troubles Rhyme by giddygeek. Pete sees a Pete from an alternate universe in his mirror and decides to swap. Both Petes end up in a better place.

Podfic by argentumlupine of A Little Less Doolittle, A Little More Noah's Ark by Arsenic. AU where Gerard and Mikey can talk to animals and Pete is a lawyer. The Way brothers are in a very sad state, but the fic starts at the point where Mikey has found help, so it's a very optimistic story with a 100% happy ending. Listen to argentumlupine's amazing distinct voices for all the characters and ability to cry in Pete's voice.
Podfic by ailis_fictive of Like two birds of a feather would be by Pennyplainknits. Mikey and Pete meet under a table.

Podfic by argentumlupine of Before this Damage by yekoc. Killjoys AU

It Came From Within by turps. NOT AN AU!

Podfic by argentumlupine of Born to Motorbabies by jjtaylor. Killjoys AU. Frank only feels safe sleeping in the dish washer until he meets Gerard.
Podfic by argentumlupine of ever just the same (ever a surprise) by mwestbelle. Fairy tale AU.
Podfic by argentumlupine of The Happiest Fuckin’ Place on Earth (tm) by Roxy_palace. Weird AU setting I almost didn't read, but a disillusioned Frank working grumpily at Disneyland and pining over idealistic new hire Gerard is a delight!
Podfic by argentumlupine of momentum keeps us going, gravity makes us strong by akamine_chan. SFnal scientists AU. There's tentacle sex at the end, but it's just a bonus; the worldbuilding is a treat.
Podfic by shiningartifact of Might I Have a Bit of Earth by theopteryx. SPACE AU!
Vampires Will Never Hurt You (But I Make No Promises About Zombies) by Solarcat. And sequel. school AU where Gerard has a chronic health condition and Frank is his best friend who doesn't notice that they're basically married, but there are no actual vampires. So cute.
Podfic by fire_juggler of Frank Iero, AI by snarkydame. Cyberpunk/Detective Noir AU; podfic has special effects!
The Light from Our Bodies Precedes Us by fleurdeliser. The NASAverse AU. Everyone is a NASA scientist circa 1960s.
Distance in the Afterlife by sevenfists. Tourfic in which Gerard comes out and Frank decides they need to pretend to be boyfriends. NOT AN AU!
Ride by Synchronik. Van Days tourfic in which the band stays with a cool older lady and Frank and Gerard get together.
Reasons We Don't by airgiodslv. Set during Summer of Like?
aethel: (party poison)
All I've been reading since mid June is Bandom, mainly MCR. Podfic linked if I've listened to it (still need to load more onto my mp3 player). If you read MCR fic, you've probably read these already.

In roughly chronological posting order:


Wake Up and Notice by cimorene. Everyone except Frank turns into a girl. So sweet! (July 2007)

A Necessary Requirement by Bexless (September 2007)

I'm Not Sleeping (Trust Me) (lj) by Dira Sudis. Gerard is only four days sober when they shoot the video for I'm Not Okay. (November 2007)

Fantasy Book by cimorene. Sex pollen/pon farr. Super hot, and I love that they stop (or don't) to argue over optimum sexual positions and Star Trek. (November 2007)

Conclusions by Bexless. "Nestyverse" sequel. Artist!Gerard moves into Indie!label!exec!Frank's attic. Miscommunications galore. (November 2007)

A Natural Reaction to Rough-housing by Bexless. Tourfic. Frank worries that he's a pervert who likes to hurt Gerard just so he can kiss it better. Features cuddling, bed-sharing, crowd-surfing, and bruised ribs. This one is my favorite; I mean, they're all my favorites, but this one especially. (December 2007)

One Hundred Percent (Almost. Maybe.) by brooklinegirl. Frank gets sick on tour. There is some totes platonic bed-sharing before Frank notices his own emotions. (January 2010)

A Matter of Logistics by brooklinegirl. slight high school AU. Highschool!Frank wants to know how basement!Gerard convinced so many girls to let him perform cunnilingus on them; Gerard shows him. (January 2010)

Born to Motorbabies (dreamwidth) by jjtaylor. Podfic by argentumlupine. Killjoys AU; Frank feels safer sleeping in the dishwasher. (October 2010)

Run by mrsronweasley. Private high school AU in which Frank is a werewolf. (November 2010)

The Detective's Secret and the Mystery of the Dancing Flowers by jjtaylor. Awesome sequel to the awesome Gerard Way's (Vampire) Detective Agency. (December 2010)

The One Where Frank Has an Evil Twin (and is a Secret Virgin Who Probably Should Have Taken Up Knitting) by theopteryx (February 2011)

In Sickness and In Health (lj) by brooklinegirl (November 2011)

The Way They Fly (lj) by mrsronweasley. FRANK IS A ROBOT!! (November 2011)

Black Market Blood by autoschediastic. AU in which Gerard lives in Mikey's basement because he's a vampire. A sweet-tempered artist vampire. (October 2011)

Catholic!Frank and Artist!Gerard Not!Fic by Sena. Podfic read by podcath. I listen to this story A LOT. 1) cath has a soothing voice and captures the silly essence of not!fic while remaining sincere 2) the story is like crack to me. Frank is super Catholic and decides to be CELIBATE FOREVER because he's gay, but then meets Gerard. Also Mikey is out as a crossdresser. The only way this story could be better is if it had robots. (December 2011)

We're all Okay by rivers_bend. Private high school AU. Frank thinks Gerard and Mikey are boyfriends, whoops. (December 2011)

Nothing Comes as Easy as You by rivers_bend. Another fic where basement!Gerard imparts his sexual knowledge for highschool!Frank's benefit, this time the joys of triple orgasms. (March 2012)

Gerard Way: Sex Alien by autoschediastic. Frank really wants to be abducted by this alien. (August 2012)


Heart Wrapped in Clover by Sena. Van Days. Frank is in love with Mikey, and Mikey is a secret crossdresser. (March 2012)

Won't Know 'til You Begin, text by Sena, podfic by knight_tracer (pod_together collaboration). Van Days; Frank and Mikey being roommates. (August 2012)


Always Knew I'd End Up Your Crazy Ex-Boyfriend by fluffontop. Summer of Like fic with a happy boyfriendly ending! Very atmospheric and internal and understated. (July 2008)


In My Blood Like Holy Wine by Sena. ANGST! with a happy poly ending. (January 2012?)
aethel: (1d)

Cool With It by threeturn. X-Factor era cuteness.

Most Dauntless, Voiceless Fortitude by mrsronweasley. Regency era AU. So beautiful. I have a lot of feelings about this.
No Power in the 'Verse by waspabi. Firefly fusion. Very ensemble, much science fiction. Also the only fic with Zayn/Louis I've read probably.
The Feeling Is Beating Now by blueandbrady. Fingerfucking. And also feelings and miscommunication.

see beneath by daisysusan. Non-famous AU. Louis and Liam are roommates and pretend to be boyfriends.

MCR and friends, all slash
(To Die Will Be) An Awfully Big Adventure by FayJay. Possibly the first story I read in Bandom: now my new fandom I didn't need! Vampire Gerard, fairies, werewolves, polyamory, LynZ Way, plot, intrigue, good stuff. (Note that FayJay was planning to take down all her stuff at some point, so download!)
Gerard Way's (Vampire) Detective Agency [audiobook] by FayJay, fic by jjtaylor. Haven't actually finished listening to this yet, but so far so amazing. world-building, vampires, murder mystery, sexual tension with one's valet! All read in FayJay's masterful voice.
the first rule of broom-wielding by skoosiepants. Very cute AU where everyone in Bandom lives in the same apartment building. No idea who most of these people are.
sing it for the n00bs by jedusaur. MMORPG AU.
Unholyverse series by Bexless. Tattoo parlor/Priest AU with exorcisms, demonic possession, stigmata, Buffy references, etc. Plus pining and drama and romantic stuff. And humor. Basically it has everything you could want except no vampires or robots. That would just be greedy.
aethel: (1d)
Don't Break My Android Heart by balefully. Niall/Bressie. NIALL IS A ROBOT!! You'll never guess what kind. No, not that kind.
dreaming a sympathetic wish by Misprinting. It's gen, but LIAM IS A ROBOT!! The sequel has Liam/Harry and Liam/Louis. Plus Harry is a Veela.
catching stars to keep by teaboytoaliens. Nick/Harry. HARRY IS A ROBOT!! Also Niall is nonbinary.

forever's gonna start tonight by gorgeousnerd. Vampire AU.

once in your life by wearecities. Non-AU. Harry and Niall make a marriage pact for when they're 30. Then Harry realizes he fancies Niall, and they move the wedding date up.
Speak a Little Louder by makesomelove. AU. Harry is a mime.

untitled collaborative Tumblr medieval fantasy AU notfic. also Liam/Zayn
Spies Like Us by Ferritin4. AU in which Niall works for MI6 and Bressie works for the Irish Directorate of Intelligence. Spies in love, awwww.

Like a Hole in the Head by Ferritin4. AU with backstory where they got married and then divorced at 18, and then Louis ran off to London and became a famous actor. Angst! They get back together of course.
Dust Off Your Highest Hopes by pukeandcry. High School AU.

You can stay up there right next to me by harriet_vane. The new boy at Liam's school is very weird. High school AU with kissing practice!

Make Tea, Not War by howdoyouwhisk. X Factor bungalow through the X Factor tour. Not an AU. BDSM/service kinkyness and emotional confusion

untitled tumblrfic by sparkly-boots. Soulmate AU with red string
Nick/Harry ficlet inspired by Nick’s never-ending list of pet hates by greedy_dancer
untitled tumblrfic by waspabi. Sleeping Beauty AU after Nick wakes Harry up. Harry dozes off a lot.

Harry/Taylor Swift
And we run by becka. Superhero/Secret identity AU.

1D recs

Jan. 25th, 2015 02:56 am
aethel: (1d)
Like a Lightning Strike by Hllangel. Canon divergence AU in which 1D didn't get past judges' houses. I think you accidentally took my red tartan jacket from Mahiki last night. My keys were in my pocket. You had an avocado in yours, which I'm sure was equally important.

Not Your Fault But Mine by sunsetmog. Louis-centric, plus OT5 friendship. College AU with realistic
depression (but with a happy ending; no one flunks out)
Podfic of The Disgruntled Novelist's Bodacious Pornographer (or, that time Nick and Louis were rival romance writers) by greedy_dancer. Beautifully read podfic of a funny AU about rival romance writers by aliferuined.


way, no way by irishmizzy and miss_bennie. Amazing sequel to the amazing emotional knapsack. Together they are the quintessential, the ultimate, the standard Narry future fic against which all Narry future fics are measured. In a word, I liked it.
Baby, I by makesomelove. Aka the best babypire fic ever written. Niall gets bitten by a baby at the beginning of tour and starts craving milk. Harry provides. OH YES HE DOES. When Niall grows up, they live happily ever after. All the benefits of a vampire fic, but with none of the woe-is-me-i'm-dead-forever drama. Except for that other Vampire!Niall fic that's also drama-free.

One Hundred Per Cent by threeturn. Liam is 100% not gay, but Niall has a plan. Or, five times Niall came up with a ridiculous excuse for him to have sex with Liam and one time aliens did. One of ten delightful stories in the TROPEGATE collection.

the pawn to your king by blackwayfarers. Harry thinks Liam and Louis are dating, so they pretend to be boyfriends to get back at him. Then they realize they are dating, so they pretend not to be to get back at Harry.
slow to acknowledge the knots in our laces by dicktective. Liam and Louis play gay chicken; Liam accidentally wins.
Enough to Go By by oliviacirce. Novel-length futurefic in which Liam has been secretly in love with Louis for years, and Louis is going through a divorce and needs a place to stay. Haylor makes an appearance.
Louis Tomlinson and the Upstairs Neighbor by mistresscurvy. an AU in which Liam and his daughter move into the apartment upstairs from Louis. Contains a surprise fusion that's not really a surprise, given that it's right there in the title whoops. I loved it.
Grey sweaters = clones, apparently? by greedy_dancer. Futuristic dystopian notfic, but with happy ending.

Trust in Your Dream by disarm_d. Non-AU, sort of. Harry hits his head and wakes up in a world where he and Louis are not dating. Louis is straight, so no happy ending. Very sad.
if it's me you're looking for by eleadore. Non-famous AU. Harry and Louis live together, pine secretly, but never say anything and date other people like idiots. lots of angst, but happy ending!

Zayn/Liam, Harry/Louis, Zayn/Harry, Liam/Louis
Yours Faithfully by threeturn. Space AU with soulbonds. Niall is a spaceship. Zayn and Liam are popstars. Harry and Louis are ex-slaves. Little Mix are resistance fighters. Do you need to know more?
aethel: (1d)
Even When We Fight by threeturn. College debate club AU.
If I Was Your Boyfriend, I'd Never Let You Go by estrella30. Pretend boyfriends! Not an AU.
around the world in eighty thousand days by fallfreely. Harry falls for Liam on tour and doesn't think Liam likes him back. Not an AU.

Purer Than The Water (like we were) by FeelsForBreakfast. Mermaid AU!!! Pensive and lovely.
Soft Like Circles Strong Like Squares by disarm_d. A/B/O X-Factor Era fic in which Harry is an Alpha. Interesting metafic that ended too soon. Labeled "unhappy ending", but no one dies or anything.

Wooing for Beginners by sunsetmog. Bookshop AU.

aethel: (1d)
emotional knapsack by irishmizzy and miss_bennie. Non-AU slow-burn future fic of my heart. After One Direction breaks up, everyone else seems to have settled into their new lives, but Harry and Niall are both a bit lonely and depressed. Harry has the feeling that he's forgotten something and thinks touring again is the answer. (Hint: Fucking Niall is the answer.)


These Streets Are Yours by sunsetmog. College AU. Angst, with a side of angst. Happy ending, though!
Fine By Me (if you never leave) by harriet_vane. Nonfamous AU. Liam is a great fake boyfriend!

Better Life Choices by Ferritin4. Not an AU. Fake boyfriends secretly pining, like you do.
And If This is the Only Thing I Want by estrella30. Not an AU. Nick and Harry kiss sometimes, like you do.
nowhere better than this place
by waspabi. AU with Farmer Harry (the hat, you know) and Fashion Writer Nick. This is the most beautiful (and the only) Farmer Harry fic I've read, except for the gay farmer dating tumblr not!fic by rubdown, which was pretty funny, but not actually a fic.

The Disgruntled Novelist's Bodacious Pornographer (or, that time Nick and Louis were rival romance writers) by aliferuined. AU.
Three Cheers for Involuntary Attraction (and sequels) by checkthemargins. Not an AU
and i never saw you coming by annemari. Not an AU. Someone sends Nick anonymous backhanded compliments in the mail.
I Had Rather Hear My Dog Bark At A Crow by sunsetmog. Not an AU. Lots of pining and emotional confusion, secret relationship, being in the closet, slightly kinky. This is the best entry in the Nick/Louis enemyslash category... although I haven't found any Nick/Louis yet where they didn't "hate" each other, so I guess that makes this the best Nick/Louis fic!
aethel: (luna reads)
Never shall run smooth by Ferritin4. Brief, but delicious pining, followed by a happy ending, or I wouldn't rec it. Unlike everything else in this list, this story was posted recently.

Marcel the marketing guy
Marcel is wonderful, and there should be more fic about him.
But If You Close Your Eyes Does It Almost Feel Like by pukeandcry. Marcel/Louis. AU. Louis is the receptionist; Marcel has a crush.
Cute as Buttons by threeturn. Music video canon. Harry/Marcel. Harry has regrets after they trashed the office.
You looking like that by rivers_bend. AU. Harry/Marcel. Harry and Marcel meet at university. I loved it so much I made a podfic of it.

Agent Provocateur by anonymous. d/s. Tourfic. Delightful story about subspace and Harry and Louis being idiots who don't know they're in a relationship.
Google Says Cut That Out by LittleMousling. Another BDSM Harry/Louis relationship.

The More the Sun Will Shine by harriet_vane. Always-a-girl Liam. Liam has a list of naughty things she's never done, and Harry offers to help her in the spirit of friendship. Feelings happen.
never look surprised by daisysusan. Liam's wrist is broken, and Harry offers to masturbate him in the spirit of friendship. Feelings happen.

Da Mi Basia Mille by StormDancer. University AU. Zayn gets dumped, and Harry decides to kiss him once a day in the spirit of friendship. Feelings happen. Are you sensing a pattern?
aethel: (iceland)
Fell head-first into a new fandom, whoops. I had no idea who the members of One Direction were when I started looking for fic, so I picked pairings at random and tried to find rec lists. Also clicked on lazy_daze's AO3 bookmarks. At bitchinparty, burnishedvictory gave me a huge set of One Direction recs I haven't had time to sort through yet, but I'll be stuck in a car for seven hours tomorrow (/o\), so it'll come in handy. Meanwhile, I have challenged myself to find non-AUs amidst the sea of nonfamous college stories. Also, happy endings are a requirement. Here's what I've got so far:

Outlast by disarm_d. Louis starts a bet to see who can last the longest without masturbating.

Maybe With Me by threeturn. Niall has feelings, Harry is clueless, the band is charming. So great I made a podfic of it to express my feelings.

remember that time on the bus by estrella30. Niall suggests they have sex, and Harry likes the idea more the longer he thinks about it.

if you never let me go, well I will never let you down by estrella30.

(just like) starting over by robpatFF. Pretend boyfriends; predictable results.

The one where Zayn can't stop acting like Harry's boyfriend by shuttermutt. Accidental boyfriends. See these affectionate Tumblr gifs for reference.

Louis/Nick Grimshaw
Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better Than You by aliferuined. Louis has to be an asshole about everything; Nick likes it. Sequel.

i should ink my skin with your name by crucios. Harry POV

If This Is Love by sunsetmog. Nick POV. Broke my heart, then mended it. Airport reunion scene!

In Vodka Veritas by Vae. Nick POV. Harry complains about bisexual invisibility.

keep my heart slow by estrella30. Harry POV. Nick produces a boyfriend out of nowhere, and Harry goes on tour broken-hearted. But happy ending!

Replay, Darling by lazy_daze. Louis flirts via obnoxious word games. Apparently the obnoxious word games are canon.

My Love is as a Fever by harriet_vane. Hurt/Comfort. "Liam gets sick. Louis looks after him."

Trade All My Tomorrows for Just One Yesterday by harriet_vane. Actually a Groundhog Day AU, but apart from the time loop, it's still the same band.

Harry/Dylan O'Brien (Teen Wolf RPF crossover)
How Do You Think It Goes by makesomelove. Dylan's a fan. So's Harry. This hilarious and charming fic is what led me down the rabbit hole.

and that's it so far... I thought there were more, but they were all AUs. I also bookmarked several rec lists, but may not have actually looked at them all yet.


Sep. 29th, 2013 10:55 am
aethel: (allison)
1. The Impact of Blogging on Fandom is an awesome Fanlore article that is mainly about what mailing list fans and LJ fans thought of LJ-type blogging as the new fannish platform. Especially interesting that some of the complaints against LiveJournal by mailing list fans are similar to the complaints against Tumblr by LiveJournal fans. Though at least one complaint is no longer valid--Tumblr posts seem to get Google-indexed almost instantaneously, so they're easier to search for, if not easier to navigate to.

2. Won't Do Me No Good Washing in the River, story by DevilDoll, podfic by Jinxy, art Rahciach. Teen Wolf, Derek/Stiles. I haven't listened to the podfic yet because the text was so emotionally brutal that I didn't think I was ready to be assaulted by audio feels. This story is painful and eerie, but has an almost happy ending. It was also posted in March, so probably everyone else has read it already. (I read it two weeks ago.) I also like the artist's style, but lack the vocabulary to describe it.
aethel: (stiles sleeping [by circa77])
reinstalling Ubuntu 12.04....

Meanwhile, read this excellent Derek/Stiles hookerfic: Don't Worry Baby by kalpurna. Somehow, I don't think this plot represents a realistic depiction of high-end prostitution, but realism would be depressing.
aethel: (harry flying)
I discovered this old text file just now. Very partial list of fic I was reading a decade ago, with date estimates. Ah, memories.*

(Note that I searched a few of these just now, but the links I found are not necessarily the original site I read the fic at.)

Lotrips )
HP )

*In college I believe it was "A Helping Hand" I read out loud with a fake British accent to a boy while in a mutual friend's dorm room. I think he appreciated my repetition of the word "cock."
aethel: (i love podfic [by kitty_fic])
With the increasing number of podfics out there, it can sometimes be hard to navigate to find the ones that best suit you. Recs are great way to find podfics well-loved by others or share the gems you already know and love. To find out more information on podfic and podfic recs, check out Pod Aware on DW, LJ or Tumblr.

My podfic recs for today follow a theme: podficcers with soothing bedtime-story voices reading podfic I listen to at bed time. (I listen to pretty much everything at bed time, but some of it isn't really suitable for peaceful slumber. FayJay's Lost In Space (and time) is guaranteed to jolt me awake partway through. See what I did there? Yeah, I sneaked in a rec that didn't fit the theme.)

[personal profile] anatsuno reading Good Intentions by Helen (Teen Wolf)

[personal profile] fire_juggler reading Open the Door by Renay (Teen Wolf)

[personal profile] general_jinjur reading Four Minor Interludes for the Solo Violin by Katie Forsythe (Sherlock Holmes)

[personal profile] klb reading you make my heart beat (faster) by novembersmith (Teen Wolf)

[personal profile] keerawa reading her own work, Black Ice (Due South)

[personal profile] revolutionaryjo reading Drastically Redefining Protocol by rageprufrock (Merlin) or You'll Get There In The End (It Just Takes A While) by seperis (Star Trek Reboot). Man, I just realized she also did But I Still Have Dreams by Jerakeen (American Idol), which I never put on my mp3 player until just now.

[personal profile] sli (slidellra) reading Flying Blind by Speranza. (Due South)

teen wolf

Aug. 29th, 2012 01:41 am
aethel: (stiles door [by circa77])
feet (ain't) on the floor by hito. HOBRIEN!
glee wolf series. Chris Colfer/Dylan O'Brien is my new OTP that has no fic. Like, 2 stories by one author. SADNESS. It is so good, you don't even know. Okay, so good that I started watching Glee again, even though season 2 was annoying me. No, seriously, this story is what I think about at work when I'm not thinking about work. ♥

Don't Tell Me, I Know This One by entanglednow. this is part of a series, but it is hilarious out of context.
darling it is no joke. AU by thehoyden so of course I rec it. also there is an excellent podfic of it, so I can listen to it at work (not that I do).

teen wolf gifs I reblogged on tumblr, heavy on shirtless derek and hilarious stiles.


Mar. 4th, 2012 05:54 pm
aethel: (charles/erik [by avictoriangirl])
I've been reading a wide variety of Erik/Charles AUs lately and love them all passionately. You should read them, too: my pinboard rec list.
aethel: (charles/erik [by avictoriangirl])
You must read If You Liked The Book, You'll Hate The Movie by paperclipbitch. It was posted yesterday, I stayed up until 5 a.m. reading it (after finding it in the Hank/Alex tag after midnight, hello my new favorite pairing I didn't like at all before I actually tried reading it), and I still haven't finished it yet because I don't want it to end. Judge ye not by the premise -- non-powered high School AU wherein Erik is the guidance counselor -- because it is wonderful and exactly the story I never knew I wanted. Because everyone in this story is psychologically disturbed to varying degrees, yet likely to live happily ever after (since I haven't finished reading it, I can't promise this last bit). And I'm also sort of jealous because being a silent weirdo in high school did not net me an adorable, shy, geeky, bespectacled boyfriend. Maybe if I'd stabbed someone in the neck things would have gone differently.

Or possibly it's because Hank McCoy didn't go to my school. ANYWAY.


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