Fics I Didn’t Know I Needed - March 23,2017
Every now and then, I get in a bit of a spell where I lack motivation and inspiration to write. When I get into the mindset that nothing I write is good enough/just plain shit, I just like to read, refuel my brain with new ideas and when I read a really good fic that gives me that new inspiration and help me continue the fics in my drafts, I feel so much better about my writing. I’ve decided that every time I get in this funk, I’m going to share my list of fics that help me get out of it, help me continue my stories and give me new kinds of ideas. These fics and the people who wrote them are AMAZING and shouldn’t go unnoticed in my eyes, so I’m going to share them. And to anyone I feature in this post, thank you for your dedication and talents. You’ve helped me write when I’m down, out of it, or just plain bored with your works.
Without further ado, here my first ever, “Fics I Didn’t Know I Needed”.
Innocent Doctor (Spencer Reid) by @crimindsaspe - Holy shit, this one’s good. I’ve always liked the idea of Dom!Spencer, and this is just perfect. The way you describe how he’s different around the team versus the reader is just… Bravo Shannon. Bravo. This was such a turn on (that sounds creepy oops), I can’t wait for more chapters. Part Two
Tale As Old As Time Ch 1: Provincial Life (Spencer Reid) by @beautiful-bau-beau - This is so beautifully written, and I adore the fact that you’re doing a take on the fairytale. I’m always thinking about putting the characters in another story/situation, but nothing like this. Absolutely wonderful. I’m really looking forward to this one!
Long Way Down (Spencer Reid) by @bookofreid - This was equally sad and charming. The way it’s written gave me chills. Just some absolutely wonderful writing, the kind of writing anyone would aspire to accomplish. It’s just plain beautiful.
Dishwasher Safe (Spencer Reid) by @criminal-minds-fanfiction - I read this way back when it was first posted, and I’ve gone back to it and reread it a few times because that’s just how much I love it. Flustered Spencer is the cutest and Sub!Spencer is everything. So hot and so good omg.
Penelope and Derek’s Matchmaking Service (Spencer Reid) by @huh-imagine-that - This one is also a bit older, but can I just say, cuteness overload!!! It’s another one I go back to and just enjoy to read every time. Just a fluffy little fic for when you’re down, it really helps bring you up!
The Ultimate Test (Spencer Reid) by @hanny-bananny - Oh. My. Gosh. Just so beautiful. The flow of this is wonderful and amazing. I wrote one similar to this, but mine I feel hardly compares to yours. This is the epitome of a beautiful disaster, because it’s sad but the way you wrote it is just too marvelous. Well done.
Secrets and Lies (Spencer Reid) by @criminal-minds-fanfiction - This is what a call a fan fic. The idea is new, the story is told incredibly and it’s definitely something you’d go back again and again to binge read. Scandalous, cute, angsty. It’s a little bit of everything. **Bonus: Help! Not Just Anybody is a continuation, which Cherry has just finished, and binge reading this series has become a regular thing for me. So, so good.
Becoming Real (Spencer Reid x Luke Alvez) by @dontshootmespence - This one will hit you right in the fucking feels if you’re all about fluffy Spence fics. Even if you’re not a huge fan of the ship, this is still just plain amazing and 100% worth the read. I can never get enough of your work, I come back to SO many of your fics, but this one is sooo so good. Kudos.
So there you have it. This was the first installment of “Fics I Didn’t Know I Needed”. These won’t come often, but every time I read a good one or I just can’t get words down or I’m just like ‘hey, I should tell someone about this,’ I’m going to add them to my list. I highly recommend everyone read all of these and if you aren’t already, follow everyone mentioned because they are all beautiful human beings and they write some amazing things and they all fucking deserve it.
And once again to anyone mentioned, thanks for writing and being awesome inspiration. It’s fics like these that make it easier to write!