Hey, I love your writing! I think I've consumed everything at this point. Do you have any favorite stories you can recommend? I may have blasted through all the fic updates of my own faves and just looking to see if people are reading stuff I might have missed. Looking forward to your next updates! No pressure!
First, I am so very sorry it’s taken me so damn long to answer this.
I actually did answer it - I wrote a very long, very beautifully gif’d post and then accidentally scrolled left on this stupid macbook and I lost the entire fucking thing and I wanted to throw my laptop out of the window.
Let us pray that doesn’t happen again this time (I am a klutz, so it’s a definite possibility). Secondly, I decided that now is the perfect time to recreate this answer because a) there are some goddamned talented ass writers out there killing the game rn, b) there are also haters out there trying to steal our joy rn and not only is it not going to work, I think now is a good time to spread the love as far and wide through Richonne as possible, so reblog the shit out of this and get reading if you haven’t already and c) I don’t have time to write the way I want at the moment so I hope this makes up for it.
I also really really need a list I can return to b/c I signed up to read a lot and am still verrry slowly getting through it.
ZA Canon - Rick and Michonne after 6x10, being domestic and sexy af, round after round.
Holy crap, Anon. I was hooked from the first few words. I’m not finished yet, but this is incredibly sexy and beautifully well-written. Nattah’s writing is hypnotic and poetic. She drops precious gems throughout each chapter with her words, the way she phrases things is so original and addictive. Rick and Michonne are pitch perfect, but so is everyone else (and she’s hilarious, btw). She includes music to score her amazing writing, and trust me, listening to her suggested tracks while reading will only suck you deeper into the tantalizing atmosphere she’s created with these two. AND THE SMUT. HOLY SHIT. Prepare yourself. I love opening up to a chapter and letting myself fall. I almost feel like I need to smoke a joint, turn out the lights, and close my door reading this, no joke. (no seriously, i’m not joking, be alone b/c you will feel thangs down there)
NonZA AU - Rick as a NYC photographer slowly falling head over heels for a charismatic college student Michonne as she becomes his muse.
OKAY. I’m not sure anything I say here will do this amazing piece of fanfiction justice. I’m not even caught up, but the chapters I have read so far are PURE FIRE. Nyese is a master at unfolding a real, atmospheric, moody, sexy, intense, and totally riveting Rick and Michonne for us to fall in love with from the start. Rick’s attraction to Michonne leaps off the page, as does she. She is so damn cute and sexy and seeing her through Rick’s eyes the way Nyese has written them is just to die for. Nyese also NAILS New York City life, especially as a southern transplant and artist (I feel you Rick) AND as a young, gifted black woman looking to make a difference while everyone else covets her light (I feel you Michonne). It’s a beautiful read, and I encourage you to ASAP. The smut is off the chain, as in every fucking moment of it had me squirming around wishing I had me a Rick Grimes here in NYC damn you Nyese you’ve ruined me!
NonZA AU - Rick as a sexy, wealthy contractor Dom and Michonne the comic book shop/cafe owner as his sub in Atlanta (bonus: featuring probably the best version of Maggie I have ever read)
GOTDAMN. Let me tell you something. THIS IS THE SEXIEST RICK GRIMES OF ALL TIME FOR ME. Every fucking word Miss Kiss wrote for him to utter had my panties wet and my brow sweating, do you hear me?Thisfic is hot as fuck. Even before Rick Grimes shows up in the story, I was feeling hot and bothered about his mere existence, just like Michonne. The way Miss Kiss writes the buildup throughout their relationship is simply riveting. She’s a very visual writer, just like Nyese, so I can see, taste, feel, and ground myself in this stunning world of money, undeniable attraction and absolutely delicious sex. AND DID I MENTION HER MAGGIE IS SEXY AF, FUNNY AF, NAUGHTY AF, AND GODDAMN IT I WOULD SO BE HER PLAYTHING?? The plot is really good, too, like really good. Screw 50 Shades of Garbage. Miss Kiss’s sub!Michonne and Dom!Rick Grimes are what you want, what you need, what you deserve. Go forth, and savor every moment of this. In fact, I need to catch up, myself. Hell yeah.
ZA AU - Michonne and her two sisters, fierce, trained fighters, find and protect Carl. Richonne begins to develop once Carl is finally reunited with Rick three years later.
Sigh, I love this fic. Miss Isis hooked me with her stellar opening, and the plot just got more and more compelling the more I read. Carl is still very Carl, but he’s got that “loved, protected, and taught to survive by three amazing black women” vibe to him that makes my heart melt. Ila, Luna, and especially Michonne are just everything in this. EVERYTHING. Their relationship is tight af, they keep it real, they are badass warriors (trained, medal-winning warriors, mind) and even though your heart yearns for Rick and Carl to reunite and for Richonne to soar, you cannot help but fall in love with the family dynamic that Miss Isis has written for them with Carl. The tension between Rick and Michonne is even more intense in this than in canon when they first meet, I’d say, but deliciously so. And once they both start to realize the business, it’s time to pull out the popcorn because the buildup is sooooo good. And did I mention an alive Shane and Merle, also written so well you kinda sorta forget they didn’t make it in canon? Yeah. Read this.
NonZA AU - Young!Richonne in southern af King County, Georgia, teenagers that fall in love one summer along a red, dirt road.
Honestly, this fic is just perfect. The world is real. I can smell the dirt. I can feel the heat. Rick in this is juuuuuuuust….! He’s everything we think of when we think of a teenaged Rick (but not underage of course). Kind, responsible, stoic, patient, respectful, and sexy. Michonne is a vessel for us all, transporting us back in time to when we went to our grandmama’s house and she bossed us while loving us like nobody else could. The whole gang is there and they’re all written to perfection, especially Shane. He’s as shady and selfish and yet completely charismatic as you’d expect a young Shane to be. The story is so sweet and the pacing is comfortable, fun, and easy, just like those summers we spent messing around with our friends, falling in love, learning to drive, staying out after curfew. I adore Sian’s writing and this is by far my all-time favorite of hers right now. It’s a must, must read!
Holy smokes. I have only read chapter one so far and it is absolutely amazing. AMAZING. I reeeeaalllyy need to get back into this one. Rick and Michonne meet under dire circumstances, and the mystery begins. The writing transports you, and I actually got chills reading this. CHILLS.
YO. I HIGH KEY LOVE “THE BODYGUARD” AND THIS IS THE RICHONNE VERSION AND IT IS EVERYTHING. Rick as a no-nonsense bodyguard to Michonne’s sexy, vulnerable star is a dream come true. I really need to catch up on this one, it’s just so good and it’s visual and it makes my geeky movie+Richonne loving heart soar.
I almost don’t know how to describe this one. It’s dark. It’s riveting. It’s nothing like I’ve ever read in Richonne before. Rick and Michonne in the aftermath of an affair that leaves Michonne devastated and Rick a mess. I don’t recognize this version of Michonne or Rick, but then I need to continue reading. What I’ve read so far makes me very, very intrigued by this story. And it shall have my undivided attention ASAP.
Once again, Vegaslover has an uncanny ability to hook you with great story telling, dialogue that flows like “how is she doing this??” and chemistry between Rick and Michonne that vibrates off the page. Richonne is hot hot hot in this. Set in their college years with a great plot and fun with all your faves. Gotta catch up!
I AM SO UPSET I CANNOT PARTICIPATE IN ANY OF THE JUICY FIC TALK GOING ON ABOUT THIS STORY RN. Arrrrgggh the spoilers I’ve seen alone are killing me not so softly. I just loooove the way Cake writes Richonne’s worlds. Rich, grounded, dramatic but in a real, honest-to-goodness “that could totally happen to me” way that makes me want to stand up and cheer. I know this is going to be a beautiful ride, so far everything I’ve read is perfection, as usual, so I’m really looking forward to the day I am finally caught up and I can (too late, of course) dip into the forums and be like “GURL. BUT CAN WE TALK ABOUT THAT PART WHEN…”
You Thought I Was Done? LOL.
These are the stories I haven’t gotten to yet, but that are also on my list. I’ve heard nothing but good things and I am hoping to get to them soon!
Honey Bees by @cranesinthe-sky - I don’t get enough Michonne and Judith in my fandom diet and I’ve heard some really awesome things about this one. I’ve heard nothing but praise for Lady Cranes’ writing, so I’m excited!
The Hunter of Screams, by @codename-me - I started this, and holy crap is it amazing so far. Like me, Lady Codename has a thing for sci-fi and fantasy, and her writing is rich and detailed and visual, which totally turns me on.
The End of Wanting, by @glowysweetfab - I have started this, and love this period AU, it’s immersive and the plot is so interesting I’m not even all that fussed to get to the romance bits (well that’s a lie, of course I’m trolling for smut but I’m really enjoying the ride).
Honestly, there are so many more stories I have favorited/followed that it would take me all night to list them all here. But I will do more posts like these as I finish fics and move on to others, it’s important to me to show the same support for all of these amazingly talented writers that they have shown to me, and to spread as much positivity as possible because they deserve it.
This fandom is chock a block full of major talent, huge hearts, astonishing intellect, and abundant passion. No one can deny that, and anyone who does is lying.
READ AND WRITE ON, RICHONNERS!!!!
Thanks for the ask, Anon!
P.S. I promise I will get back to updating as soon as I can. I’m in the middle of preparing myself to move across the country and transition to a new career. But my beloved fics are always on my mind, and boy do I have such glorious Richonne in store for you! Thanks for sticking with me! I promise you won’t regret adding a few of these ladies to your reading list, either, if you haven’t already.
I SAY THINGS LIKE THAT BECAUSE YOU'RE PEOPLE ARE FUCKING STUPID. YOU SHOULD GROW UP YOU FUCKER. YOU'RE THE FIRST HATER ON THIS THING. YOU SAY AWFUL THINGS TO A BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE LIKE MIA. SO DON'T PLAY THE VICTIM HERE. YOU'RE AN HORRIBLE PERSON AND YOU SHOUL KILL YOURSELF. I'D LOVE TO DO MYSELF, BUT I UNFORTUNATELY I DON'T WHERE TO LIVE. HOPING THAT AN EARTHQUAKE KILL YOU THO
I’d like to be surprised, but I really not. You took like five seconds to see the post I reblogged and came in my ask and send me this message.
You like to spend a good amount of time in my blog to do so and to know that I’m terrified by earthquakes. Good for me, I guess.
I’d like to show where I can put all this kind words, but it’s a little inappropriate.
You’re actually the second person in a year who have threatened my life. Hope you can be proud of this and go sleep the night like nothing happened.
Alright so you know how in Star wars there’s laser sounds and gun noises and everything in space?
And its all inaccurate because as everyone knows there’s no sound in space?
So Star wars is a scientifically incorrect daydream?
Sound doesn’t travel in space because space is empty. Sound needs molecules for the vibrations to travel through and space doesn’t have that.
But what if there was something that filled every corner of the universe, an invisible ocean of energy that is capable of interacting with physical objects and could feasibly be used to transport soundwaves in dead space?
Something like idk THE FORCE.
As long as the star wars universe is filled with the presence of the force it could be possible for sound to use it as a conduit.
Which means pew pew laser noises in space are plausible and once again the star wars universe is a triumph for all of humanity and a vision of the future or a time long long ago.
P.S: a parsec is used as BOTH a unit of time AND distance so don’t even start wit me
Pt. 1 I really do want Taylor to acknowledge her poc fans but I'm also scared for her... for example, she's already being criticized for saying she had a great year on her ig. I'm a doc who's a huge Taylor fan & at the end of the day I know is there's not a racist, bigot, islamicphobic bone in her body. I do hope she's strong enough to call or the haters & speak out. Like she said, she knows everything that's going on. Maybe if we all reblog her to say something l, she will acknowledge it
i’m just comforted in the fact that i know there isn’t a hateful bone in her body but seeing her speak up would mean the world to poc fans but i also don’t want her to get hate because like you said she can’t even say she had a good year without getting hate GOD this makes me wanna swallow sandpaper
Destiel shipper: “I miss SPN episodes with lots of Cas and Dean interactions in them! :(” Tags: #spn #destiel #wank for ts
Destiel hater: *reblogs post* “You’d better stop watching the show then, since SPN is about SAM & DEAN, not stupid destiel! UGH delusional destihellers only care about their ship, they’re not TRUE FANS!!! Oh and SAM WHO btw??!!”
Destiel hater: “When will Castiel die?! He’s so useless and annoying! Plus, Misha is ugly, a terrible actor and he queerbaits the destihellers and the minions!!! Btw, here’s a really offensive and unsourced rumor about him. I hope he gets fired. Also: fuck him!” Tags: #destiew#anti-Misha#anti-minions#destihellers
Destiel shipper: *reblogs post* “Wow! 1) You’re wrong 2) Stop spreading hate and offensive rumors 3) RUDE!”
Destiel hater: “OMG STOP HIJACKING POSTS!!! IF YOU LIKE MISHA THEN STAY OUT OF THE ANTI-TAG!!!! AND I’M ENTITLED TO MY OPINION SO STOP HARASSING ME!!! I WAS NICE ENOUGH TO POST IN THE ANTI-TAG INSTEAD OF THE MISHA TAG BECAUSE I’M A VERY POLITE AND RESPECTFUL PERSON! YOU SHOULD THANK ME AND RESPECT ME!!! (WHAT DO YOU MEAN CRITICISM AND INSULT/SLANDER AREN’T THE SAME THING???)”
So sometimes I accidentally reblog "adorable-bc-pictures" because some people I follow reblog her so it's on my dash and I don't think they know that she's one of those skeptics/ Sophie haters and that she reposts things and I wanted to post this in your ask because you're one of the known blogs and one of the good ones, who respects BC's family. If I put the word out on my blog, it wouldn't spread as it would here, so I thought this made more sense. Thanks :)
Ok, this is important, I believe many people don’t know who she really is, so yeah “adorable-bc-pictures” is run by the hater “the-fellowship-of-erdemhart”, who is also a reposter. Always look at the source when you reblog something, it’s so easy. And you can always block, then you won’t see anything from them,