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!
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.
i still can’t believe nate ford wrote an angsty, parker/hardison/eliot, bad at doing their jobs au, warning:major character death, no happy ending, don’t like don’t read fic to distract an interpool agent