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Happy Fanfic Author Appreciation Day!

There are so many amazing fanfic writers I have known through the years, and so many I love and adore now who I consider great friends. You uys are the best, and I wish you all much creativity through the next year!

I thought I would do something to show some of my favorite fanfics (that I haven’t already reblogged) and highlight the stuff I love so much I bookmarked it on AO3. These are my “personal faves not written by me” fics, so to speak. I’m pretty sure I have everyone here on Tumblr’s correct username, but if not, let me know!

Originally posted by longshankstumblarian

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In other news, why do all of Christian Kane’s characters have to be the Dark Backstory white guy that I feel really stereotypical for liking so damn much?

like, Eliot Spencer: angsty Bad Guy Past™, doesn’t want to get attached to a team but does anyway and is in love with half of them, cries about his dad, long beautiful hair

and, Jacob Stone: angsty Hidden Genius Past™, doesn’t want to get attached to a team but does anyway and is in love with half of them, cries about his dad, short fluffy hair

I just want to remind everybody

Leverage gave us a middle-aged couple who impetuously fell into bed and had hot passionate sex, then cleaned up their acts emotionally before committing to each other in marriage.

Leverage gave us a young black man gently, wisely courting a non-neurotypical blonde white woman.

Leverage gave us a young black man whose two white male best friends both describe him as the smartest man they’ve ever known.

Leverage gave us a guitar-playing country boy, an ex-hitman and army vet, who puts his life in the hands of a geeky black man and his blonde girlfriend (till death do them part).

Leverage gave us Parker, Sophie, Maggie, and Tara; it also gave us female villains with as much cunning, ruthlessness, and agency as any man’s. 

Leverage gave us villains who were rich, powerful, greedy white people who had to have just a little bit more, and a clever, cunning, usually compassionate, occasionally terrifying white guy who beat them at their own game and robbed the rich to help the poor.

Leverage, gentlefolx.