Keystone (3-part series) by Chandri

[106,961w | Explicit]

A world without parents is a lonely, portless world with no safety and no justice - this is a truth Stiles Stilinski learned when he was very young. But at nine years old, at twelve, he couldn’t understand just how true it was; that the powerful, indefinable wrongness that obscured his memories of his mother was more than a child’s sense of unfairness at having his mom taken away.

It’s not until a globetrotting great-aunt blows back into town after a many-years absence that it starts to dawn on him: that his mother’s death was anything but natural; that it was certainly anything but fair.

Note: This was submitted back when this blog was just starting up (five months ago!!) and I’ve finally gotten around to reading it! Thanks to mouseface for sending it in.

First off, I’m honestly stunned this fic isn’t one of the fandom darlings planted firmly on every Sterek rec list ever made. Seriously. I’m baffled. I’m rubbing my eyes and staring at the measly 90 kudos the final part has scrounged, wondering how it could have slipped through the cracks, and actually getting kind of mad about it?

It involves the discovery that everyone’s memories of Stiles’ mother have been tampered with and that Stiles and Derek’s histories are more closely intertwined than they ever could have realised. (When I read the series summary, I thought it was implying that the Sheriff is dead too, which is a sometimes-dealbreaker for me. If you’re the same, have no fear! He’s very much alive. Edit: Also, the series is marked as incomplete, but the ending of the third part reads as a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy, so you don’t need to worry about cliffhangers!)

It’s cerebral and confidently written, with complex original characters that blend seamlessly into the universe, and a lovely slow burn to Derek and Stiles’ relationship. It also gets better and better as the parts go on. If there was ever a fic in this fandom deserving of more love, this is it. Let’s make a difference!

Thanks again mouseface for reccing it!

anjura  asked:

Hey You wouldn't happen to have à rec list for stargate fanfic, John and Rodney are amazing

Hello friend! I do happen to have some favourite McShep fics I would love to share with you~ These are all taken from my Archive Of Our Own bookmarks so all of them are hosted on AO3. All the fics I read are SFW and very fluffy though so you have been warned.

Here are some shorter ones (under 4,000 words):

Big Bang by Toft (T)

  • First kisses, and the big bang.

The First Cut (Still Bleeds)bytigerlady (shetiger) (T)

  • Rodney never shows up for that beer. (Takes place after Quarantine.)

Ritual Wants by chellefic (G)

  • Can you want something without knowing you want it?

leaving all my yesterdays by Medie (G)

  • They’re chasing after something for which the term monster is applicable and they’re packing co-ordinates and gasoline. She is definitely going to get them killed.

Dichotomy by toomuchplor (T)

  • Episode coda for Season Four’s “Trio”, and pretty much AU from there. Humor, silliness, all the usual warnings for my fic apply.

Meteor Shower by velocitygrass (T)

  • When a meteor shower threatens Earth, a chance meeting in a supermarket aisle causes two men who don’t know each other to spend their potentially last hour on Earth together.

Do not hide, see the view. by that_which (which) (G)

  • When he’s faced with his feelings, John can be kind of an asshole.

Transporter by rentgirl2 (T)

  • Rodney wonders if he’s always meant to be alone and John comes clean.

Middle sized fics (4,000-15,000):

But I’m a Lieutenant Colonel by Indybaggins (T)

  • “Wait- let me get this right. You,” John points, “were never gay, and I was never gay, so you convinced all of Atlantis that I was secretly gay, got them to make me gay so you could grow gay for me?”

    “Yes,” Rodney nods, “it’s sort of romantic, isn’t it?”

Memories Are Made of This by analineblue (T)

  • John and Rodney are stranded on a hostile planet - confessions happen.
Blue Skies and Ferris Wheels by analineblue (T)
  • John has a bad habit of not realizing what he wants until someone else gets it.
Present, Imperfect by Sorrel (T)
  • “Halfway into a standard recon mission, John walked into a bunker, following a faint power signal. Eighteen hours later, pissed as hell at his team for leaving him behind, he finally managed to finesse the lock and walked out- right into the middle of one hell of a fight.”
One-Way Ticket by Speranza (T)
  • “Is this expedition, like, a one-way ticket for inconvenient gay people?”
Blue Skies by aadarshinah (T)
  • In which Rodney never goes to Russia, John crashes a helicopter, and the boys are generally oblivious. (A Coffee Shop AU)
A Piano in the House by Goddess47 (T)
  • Crippled by arthritis, Rodney had resigned himself to living what was left of his life alone and without the music he loved. Until a man named John came looking for piano lessons.
Mob Mentality by czarina_kathryn (T)
  • Mob mentality is a fundamental part of civilization and John knew that was a fact. Then he met Dr. Rodney McKay.
Tiny Pieces of Fear by gottalovev (T)
  • The Team has to prove that they are suitable potential allies (it must be Tuesday).
Out of the Blue by Leah (Taste_is_Sweet) (T)
  • “We’re friends, and I missed you. Why can’t I hold your hand?”
Acts of Enormity by Leah (Taste_is_Sweet) (T)
  • Rodney dropped to his knees as soon as he was inside the shelter again. God, he just wanted to curl up into a little ball in the corner and quietly freak out. He was a scientist, not an action hero. John should be the one shooting demon cats and worrying about how the hell they were ever going to get out of this. Not the other way around.
Up One Day And Down Another by Chandri (G)
  • Atlantis has been stranded on Earth for nearly two years, and John has been alone for even longer.
Freefall by Taste_is_Sweet (T)
  • It was just mud, after all. And after the opportunistic parasite that nearly killed Rodney, Carson was very, very careful about making sure no one was sick before letting them go on missions. So everyone on Team Sheppard was healthy. And it was just mud. Just like Ronon said when Teyla was grimacing about her hair: a little mud never killed anyone.
Loop the Loop by alsaurusrex (T)
  • “Rodney’s broken heart brought out about a hundred different emotions in John, but the most powerful reaction seemed to be the need to feed his friend the most delicious, fattening, cholesterol nightmare of a cheeseburger that he had ever tasted.”

    One man’s quest to comfort a friend. And maybe himself, just a little.

    (AKA the one where John takes Rodney out on a million dates without realizing it.)
Do the Math by pir8fancier (T)
  • John is a clueless mofo, yet again.
Point Of No Return by Selenic (T)
  • Something wasn’t right. Rodney felt it in his gut.
Perchance to Dream by brinnanza (G)
  • Zelenka shrugged, slotting a crystal into the tray. “Is not my place,” he said. He worked silently for a moment, then continued, “But I hope you will tell him. He deserves to know.”

    That took Sheppard aback. “What, that we got drunk together and you—” He stopped and gestured into the dark, unable to articulate it. “Nothing happened!”

And large fics - something to REALLY sit down to (15,000+ but you won’t find any over 47,000):

Rewind, Reboot, Restore by Rheanna (G)

  • Liking Rodney McKay was very similar to how Douglas Adams had described flying: the trick was to throw yourself at him and miss.

Where Eagles Dare… We Will Be Playing Poker a Hundred Miles in the Opposite Direction by dvs (T)

  • SG-1 are assigned to Pegasus just as Team Sheppard arrives back injured, with the exception of Teyla who temporarily joins Team Lorne. Petty jealousy, unrequited lust and general misunderstandings ensue.

Cloud Nine by Cesare (T)

  • “Well, look who thinks he’s the sexiest person at The Weather Station,” said Rodney.

Chance of a lifetime by ca_pierson (G)

  • Being sent to recruit someone for the Atlantis expedition wasn’t Rodney’s idea of a good time.

Knowing by velocitygrass (T)

  • As the members of the Atlantis expedition wait for the order to return, Rodney struggles with his relationship with Jennifer and his own expectations. Spending much time with John does nothing to clarify his feelings, but in the end he still finds the answers to his questions.

Taking the B Train by LdyAnne (T)

  • The first time John Sheppard saw Rodney McKay he thought he was hallucinating.

A Bug In Your Ear by sgamadison (M) [not actually sure if this one’s SFW]

  • It’s his worst nightmare. John’s about to watch Rodney die trying to rescue him—and he’s powerless to do anything to stop it.

And this one gets special attention because it is my favourite fic of ALL time:

New Shores by velocitygrass (T)

  • When John Sheppard and Rodney McKay meet, they both want to leave their old lives behind and start over. John is determined not to enter another relationship. Rodney has to finish his latest book. They agree to share a house for practical reasons, but as their house turns into a home, they have to realize that their relationship is turning into much more than that of roommates.

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this fic. It is a must read. I have never enjoyed an AU more in my life, and who would have thought author/chef? But it is great, if you read none of these pLEase read this one, I promise you will not be disappointed.

So theses are all of my favourite McShep fics! This list is a lot longer than I thought it would be and it is ever-expanding. If you want a constantly updating list you can follow this link which is just my AO3 bookmarks for McShep. I hope this is what you were looking for and happy reading!

anonymous asked:

What are some of the best protective! John fics?

+ Endgame by Maverick
+ Balancing Blue and Gold by moonlettuce
+ Hard Target by rabidfan
+ The Trust by sian1359
+ The Dark Side of the Task Force by reddwarfer
+ How The Miller’s Relaxed and Learned to Love Rodney (with a little help from John Sheppard)
+ Five People John Didn’t Kill on P11-23R
+ Sardonic’s High School Heroes series is all about John and Rodney being protective of each other. Go to their homepage and scroll down or ctrl+f the title
+ Promises Writ in Indelible Ink + sequel Mine
+ Lay Me Down So by lovesrain44
+ Catalyst Verse by Chandri
+ The Little Sister by Martha
+ Dumb Animals by taste_is_sweet

Pretty much everything by sardonicsmiley, really. Also authors Keira, Xanthe’s BDSM series,

Valyrian and Dothraki Dialogue, Episode 601 of Game of Thrones

(Spoilers ahead! All these posts will be tagged with the word “spoilers”, so blacklist that tag if you’re not watching the episodes live.)

Previously I spent a good deal of time going over dialogue from recently aired episodes of Game of Thrones on the Dothraki blog. This season, there’s too much. There are a couple episodes where there are only a few lines, but some of them are ridiculous, and this episode is one of those. Consequently, no discussion, or anything, just a great big dump (not even going to format this, beyond what @thisallegra did to scrub the extraneous FDX stuff). Here’s all the lines from last night’s episode (first Valyrian, then Dothraki):


For your baby. To eat.

Aōha rūho syt. Ipradon.


His Valyrian is terrible. He only wants to give you money, so your baby can eat.

Zȳha Valyria qupēgrie issa. Gēlȳri aōt tepagon jaelas, hegnīr aōhys rūs ipradagon kostos.


The Lord of Light sent the Mother of Dragons to you – and those who love the darkness chased her away.

Āeksio Oño jemot Muñe Zaldrīzoti jittas – se sȳndrori jorrāelis lȳr ozdakonot ziry dīntis.


How will you respond? Will you let them drag you back into the long night of bondage? Will you wring your hands while you wait idly for the Mother of Dragons to return?

Skorkydoso udlilat? Belmondo bantāzma bōsa jemī qlādīlusy botilat? Ondossa jorhakēlāt, lykāpsirī Zaldrīzoti Muño amāzinon jumbari?


Or will you take up her flames yourselves? Will you burn away the chains and the nonbelievers who make them?

Iā jemēla zȳhys perzi ondurilat? Belma se pōnte sētessis lȳri nāpāstyri ozzālilāt?


Will you fight for your own salvation, now that Queen Daenerys is not here to fight for you? Will you kill the–

Jemēlo kāerīnnon ivīlībilāt, lo sīr Dāria Daenerys jemī ivīlībagon kesīr īlos daor? Āeksia ossēnilat se–


Maybe she saw a ghost. My sister’s friend’s mother saw a ghost and her hair turned white.

Ishish me tih leyes. Mai okeosi inavvasi anni tih leyes majin noreth moon zasqaso.


Pink people are afraid of the sun. It burns their skin. So this pink girl, she probably stands too long in the sun and her hair goes white.

Hannavenaki rokhi shekhes. Me avvirsae ilek moroa. Majin jin hannaveneesi, ishish me kovara torga shekhi k’athneakari sekke majin noreth zasqasoe.


You think she’s got white pussy hair, too? You ever been with a girl with white pussy hair?

Hash yer dirgi megech mae hemee ma norethoon zasqa akka? Hash yer ray chilo ma nayatoon ma qeviroon lajaki zasqa?


Only when I was fucking your grandma.

Kash anha hile kristasof yeri disse.


I’ll ask Khal Moro for a night with you. What do you think?

Anha aqafak zhey Khaloon Moro ajjalanes ma yeroon. Fin yer dirgi?


Pretty eyes, but she’s an idiot.

Tihi zheana, vosma me tokik.


She doesn’t have to be smart to get fucked in the ass.

Anha vo zigerok memé deva ahilek mae vi choyokh.


I like to talk when I’m finished. Otherwise, we might as well be dogs.

Me allayafa anna vasterat irge me nakhoe. Hash vos, hash kisha janaan.


For you, my Khal. The white-haired girl we found in the hills.

Ha shafkea, zhey Khal anni. Nayat nharesi vizhada mekisha ezish sh’olta.


Look at those lips, blood of my blood.

Tihis jin hethis, zhey qoy qoyi.


Blue-eyed women are witches.

Chiorisi tihi chandri maegi.


It is known.

Me nem nesa.


Cut off her head before she casts a spell on you.

Zirisses nhare moon hatif me ta movekh yeraan.


Even if I was blind, I’d hear my wives say, “Cut off her head,” and I’d know this woman is beautiful.

Hash anha azisirek, hash anha acharak mechiorikemis anni asti ki, “Zirisses nhare moon”, majin anha anesak sekosshi mejin chiori zheanae.


I’m glad I’m not blind. Seeing a beautiful woman naked for the first time – what is better than that?

Me allayafa anna m’anha vo zisirok. Tihat chiories zheana k’athzhonathari hatif eyaki – fin adavrana?


Killing another Khal.

Atthasat eshna khales.


Yes, killing another Khal.

Sek, atthasat eshna khales.


Conquering a city and taking her people as slaves and taking her idols back to Vaes Dothrak.

Assilat vaes majin azzafrolat gimisires mae majin yanqolat jor mae Vaesaan Dothrak.


Breaking a wild horse, forcing a half ton of muscle to submit to your will.

Vishaferat hrazef chafi; iffat krazaaj mesi k’oakahi.


Seeing a beautiful woman naked for the first time – it is among the five best things in life.

Tihat chiories zheana k’athzhonathari hatif eyaki – me vi mek athnakhar adavranaz atthiraroon.


Do not touch me.

Vo frakho anna vosecchi.


I am Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of Meereen, Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons.

Anha Daenerys Vazyol h’Okreseroon Targeryen, Atak ma Hakesoon Mae, Osavvirsak, Khaleesi Mirini, Khaleesi m’Andahli ma Roynari m’Ataki, Khaleesi Havazhofi Hranni, ma Haggey-Assamvak ma Mai Zhavorsi.


You are nobody, the millionth of your name, Queen of Nothing, slave of Khal Moro.

Yer vosak, yorak ma hakesoon yeri, Khaleesi Vosi, zafra Khali Moro.


Tonight I will lie with you, and if the Great Stallion is kind you will give me a son. Do you understand?

Ajjalan anha achilok ma yeroon, ma hash Vezhof erina, hash yer vayyoe anhaan rizhes. Hash yer tihoe?


I will not lie with you. And I will bear no children, for you or anyone else. Not until the sun rises in the west and sets in the east.

Anha vos ochilok ma shafkoa vosecchi. M’anha vo vayyok vo yal che ha shafkea che h’eshnakaan. Avvos vosma shekh yola she jimma ma drivoe she titha.


I told you she is a witch. Cut off her head.

Anha ast yeraan, me maegi. Zirisses nhare moon.


I like her. She has spirit.

Me allayafa anna. Athvadar mra qora.


I was wife to Khal Drogo, son of Khal Bharbo.

Anha chiorikemoon ha Khalaan Drogo ki Bharbosi.


Khal Drogo is dead.

Khal Drogo driva.


I know. I burnt his body.

Anha nesak. Anha avvirsa khadokh moon.


Forgive me. I did not know. It is forbidden to lie with a Khal’s widow. No one will touch you, you have my word.

Anha nemo echomosak. Anha vo neso. Me izvena, jin athchilozar ma khaleenisoon. Vosak ofrakha yera vosecchi, anha astak yeraan asqoy.


If you will escort me back to Meereen, I will see that your khalasar is given a thousand horses as a sign of my gratitude.

Hash shafka vidrisofi anna Mirinaan, hash anha vammelisok mekhalasar shafki nem vazha dalen hrazef k’azhi anhoon.


When a khal dies, there is only place for his khaleesi.

Hash khal drivoe, hash at gachi disse vekha ha khaleesisaan mae.


Vaes Dothrak. The Temple of the Dosh Khaleen.

Vaes Dothrak. Vaesof Doshi Khaleen.


To live out her days with the widows of dead khals.

Athira asshekhis mae ma khaleenisoa khali drivi.


It is known.

Me nem nesa.


Fun game: See if you can spot the Dothraki grammar error that I heard live and thought, “Oh, dang, they messed that up”, only to find out that, no, I messed that up. FML

thecalimack  asked:

Any long, quality fics you can reccommend?


I’m actually really glad you asked this question because there’s a fic I toyed with making a rec post for that I ultimately shelved as its kudos count currently sits a little below 2000, which I know goes against the entire point of this blog. But those 1886 kudos are not enough.

So I hope you’ll humour me as I make this an impromptu rec post for an underappreciated-but-not fic that I absolutely adore.

*inserts sort-of inaccurate banner*

This Was How Legends Were Made by Delta_Immortal

[108,501w | Explicit]

Caught between the Hales and the Argents in their war, Stiles finds himself a slave of the great Hale pack. Stiles spends each day working hard, hoping to earn his freedom and see his sick father. It also seems each day he’s capturing more and more attention from Derek, the young Hale lord. Stiles tells himself it’s mostly because Derek is merely trying to figure out how to send the annoying, useless slave away- not because of affection, despite the tales coming from the rumor mill.

It doesn’t matter what Derek’s intentions are. Stiles can’t bother with love right now. He’s got to keep his head down and survive long enough to keep his promise to Kate Argent. After all, she’s promised to keep his father safe.

Note: I’ve never made a list of my Top 5 Sterek fics but I know this one would make the cut with zero debate.

It’s (basically) a royalty AU with fantastic worldbuilding, a gripping story, steamy sex and it contains probably the angstiest scene I’ve ever come across in a fanfic (and it’s not because of a character death!).

What makes the scene so successful is that the conflict isn’t cheap. We’ve all read many a fanfic that has conflict arise from a silly misunderstanding that could easily be resolved with a normal adult conversation (that has me wanting to grab the author by the shoulders and yell “You’re better than this!!!!!”). But here, you understand each character’s motivations and reactions because of the carefully-crafted build up to the discovery of betrayal you know is coming, but it does nothing to prepare you for how it plays out. (I really want to blab and flail about how painful and gut-wrenching and wonderful the scene is and start quoting chunks of text, but I don’t want to venture into spoilers because it’s something everyone should experience themselves.)

Even better than the delicious, torturous scene of angst, is the aftermath. They don’t just forgive and forget and move on like nothing happened, which is a route I was initially worried the fic might take. Instead, the road to recovery is long and tentative and, most importantly, realistic, becoming a satisfying slow burn as they attempt to regain what was lost.

This is the only fic over 100k that I’ve read all the way through more than once and I always meant to leave the author a comment to gush about how much I loved it, but I could never put my feelings into words (just finding the words for this post has literally taken me over an hour and it’s still a jumble of garbage >_> ).

It’s important to note this fic is part of a 3-part series, and the third part is unfinished and hasn’t been updated since October. I’ve only read the first part and you have my word that it has a proper ending, so please don’t let that fact put you off!

I just really hope that after all this blabbering, you haven’t read this fic already!

Other than that, I think you’ve already checked out the only fic in my 100k tag so far (Keystone by Chandri). I don’t have anything else of the underappreciated sort to recommend just yet and I don’t know which fics you have read, but the author standinginanicedress has many a quality fic over 100k if you haven’t read them already (a big favourite of mine being the down in flames series, and you might want to see if you can track down a few that were deleted) or you can try going through @eternalsterekrecs 100k tag to see if there’s something there you haven’t read yet!

I’m going to end the post here because I’m loath to go too far into popular fic territory, but I hope I’ve given you at least something to enjoy!

Make us laugh (or nothing will) by rohkeutta

[31,005w | Teen]

When Derek Hale left Beacon Hills at 18 to become a kickboxing champion, he thought he would never return. But here he is, seven years later: trying to salvage something from the ruins of his life, eighteen months after the house fire that killed his parents and left him limping and without a future. Enter Stiles, a college dropout Derek might or might not have been friends with in high school, and the unexpected interest he manifests towards the love of Derek’s life.

Rec’d by @notvirginawoolf​ who says: Based around the world of martial arts, it has an almost poetic quality, with literal references and a lyrical writing style. Derek and Stiles are both lonely and damaged (Derek quite severely). They help each other find meaning in their lives and gradually discover a new relationship. Definitely worth a read.

Note: This is one of those fics where their relationship builds so steadily and organically that when they finally get together, there’s no need for explosive confessions. It’s beautifully done!

This fic is a little bit over 500 kudos, but seeing as it was posted four years ago and only has this many, it’s more than deserving of a rec!

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Because of this: I’m going to lose this blog entirely and it’s going to become inactive. Unfortunately I got notified of this too late. The email I used for this account is no longer accessible and I can’t log in on anything until I change my password and to do that I need to use the email I used to make this account WHICH I CAN’T ACCESS BECAUSE ITS LITERALLY NON EXISTANT NOW. Which means I have no choice but to start over and lose everything. This blog, this URL, my followers etc. Tumblr won’t help me or anyone else with this problem. I’ve already contacted them and they just send you a link telling you to start over. They don’t allow any other verification other than email because apparently they have no other ways to prove you’re the account owner. Which is bullshit. So if you don’t want to lose me and keep in touch with me follow me at my new blog/URL @bigtimerushhx

Luckily I was still logged in through my app but I can’t change my email on the app. So what does this mean? I’ll continue to use Bigtimerushx through my app until it logs me out and once it logs me out i’m moving over to the URL @bigtimerushhx thats with an extra H.

You could say i’m fairly pissed. Tears were involved because I worked so hard on this blog and I love my URL, now I’m forced to abandon it because tumblr is fucking stupid and their staff doesn’t do shit to help you. Thanks for the warning tumblr. You forcibly log people out so they don’t even have time to change their emails. Don’t let this happen to you, Make sure your email is up to date. As of right now I have no other ways to resolve this issue.

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