i warned you i was probably going to start doing book recs

anonymous asked:

Any recent fics you read that you liked? And what about that bottom louis fic rec you promised? ;))

I will do the recent fic list because I have had some awesome fics to read in the last few days. Also, I am gonna limit it to 10 fics lest I get carried away. On to the fics!!


Like an Endless Summer by Anonymous

Louis is a riding instructor at a summer camp, and Harry is a fellow counselor who he’s been successfully managing his crush on for the last two summers. That is, until Harry shows up this year leveled up and lethal, and all Louis’s formerly perfected veneer of nonchalance melts like a Popsicle in the sun.

**This is delightful. An absolute treat!!


Or Brûlant by iris_avis (starryeyedlarry) (WIP) @iris-avis

After completing his prestigious dance training overseas, Harry returns to England to begin teaching in one of London’s elite ballet schools. Only, certain dancers aren’t too happy to have him suddenly on board. Or his well-fitted lycra uniform. Throw in some unusual dynamics, tense elevation demonstrations and an unlikely dance partnership, and you’ve got yourself a pretty interesting edition of Matthew Bourne’s ‘Swan Lake’.

Or the one where Harry is the new ballet teacher, despite him being younger than everyone in his class, and Louis is less than impressed by his inescapable talent. They sort themselves out eventually.

**I am in love with this fic. Listen, even if you don’t love ballet, you will love this.

 

cupid’s defence by rhuubarb  @rhuubarb

“Of course, the ONE time a ridiculously attractive man shows up at Louis’ home, butt naked, he turns out to be an arrogant love god. Not only that, but he’s an arrogant love god facing a multi-million pound lawsuit, possible banishment from Mount Olympus, and a shit ton of adjustment issues.”

Alternatively: Harry is Cupid, Louis and Liam own a law firm, and they’re all getting sued.

**HARRY CRIES GLITTER!! NEED I SAY MORE?!?! But in all seriousness, this fic is gold. Go read it!!


Carry This Feeling by Awriterwrites, dimpled_halo @dimpled-halo @a-writerwrites

Harry knows, objectively, that he shouldn’t try to get his ghostwriter into bed. He knows. But…he finds it hard to resist temptation when Louis waltzes into his home and his life and turns everything upside down. And, as it turns out, Louis might just need a little turning upside down too.

**This fic was a treat to read. Harry is a troubled soul and Louis helps him figure himself out.


under me, you by hazzafrazza (colberry) @colberry

You Won’t Believe Who Was Spotted Leaving Harry Styles’ Primrose Hill Pad!

If Harry was being completely honest, it probably wasn’t the best idea to be a world-renowned popstar and an infamous vigilante.

(Especially when all the comic books said never reveal your secret identity to keep your loved ones safe – which was all well and good, until Louis.)

Or: Harry wants a lot of things – fame, glory, Louis – but that last one is particularly hard to get when everyone thinks you’re dating your secret superhero alter-ego and suddenly you’ve become your own worst cockblock.

**This is fucking hilarious!! A very funny twist to your vigilante fics!!


Your Mess Is Mine by amory @amories

Louis is the father to the most brilliant little boy in the world who is all Louis really needs, or at least that’s what he tells himself. Harry is a gorgeous boybander fresh off a two year break and a massive scandal that’s left him a little broken and more than ready to move on.

They fall in love.

**I have been following this one since it had been a WIP. It is a good read.


Through Eerie Chaos by MediaWhore @mediawhorefics

For as long as anyone can remember, Old Hillsbridge Manor has always been believed to be haunted. Everyone in the village agrees and keeps a respectful, fearful, distance. New in town after a bad breakup and an internship that led to disappointment rather than a permanent job, Harry Styles figures taking pictures of the decrepit building could be a great new creative project. Or at least a much-needed distraction while he searches for a job and crashes at his parents’ new house. No one warned him about the apparitions though; about the music, the laughter, the people who flicker and vanish when you call after them, the echoes of a past that should be long gone… Harry has never believed in spirits but even he can admit that there’s something weird going on. What starts as mere curiosity evolves into a full-blown investigation and soon enough, Harry finds himself making friends with an aristocrat from the 1920s and struggling with finding the best way to tell him that he’s dead.

The Ghost Hunter AU where Niall lives to prove ghosts are real, Zayn is a skeptical librarian and Harry gets caught up in a century-old mystery and catches feeling in the process.

**This fic has probably been recced everywhere in every list as it should be. It is one of the most unique fics I have read. Also, the feels are real. Get ready to cry.


picture you staring by turnyourankle @floralhoran

If there’s one thing Louis won’t stand for it’s being replaced as his nieces’ favourite uncle.

Especially by some bloke they met barely hours into their holiday in Portugal who’s not even related to them.

**This is very short and very sweet!! Like super sweet!!!


Packed Lunches, Sticky Fingers and Accidental Levitation by LadyLondonderry @londonfoginacup

Harry Styles is a skilled work-from-home potionist five years out of university with a steady job, a house, and… eight kids.

He also might be heading towards a breakdown if he doesn’t get a bit of help.

Enter a meddling pixie and an old university friend he might or might not have had a lot of feelings for.

**This is the fluffiest fic I have read most recently. It is endearing with a very unique setting!! 


Runaway Land by daggerinrose (WIP)

Louis is sure he’s stumbled upon a secret, underground nightclub, though that is far from the truth. He’s also pretty sure he’s stumbled upon Apollo, which… isn’t very far from the truth, actually.

Modern Greek mythology AU

**Again, a very unique fic. It is quite intense, and thrilling. Go give it a read!!


All is fair in love and war by weddingbells @babygotstyles

The Nanny AU in which Louis is the sassy gay Nanny-by-accident taking care of the kids of movie director Harry Styles. Also there’s Liam as the butler, Niall as Louis’ best friend, Zayn as the model/actor and Nick as Harry’s partner from work that maybe wants a bit more from Harry than cooperation.

**This is hilarious, Also, Nick is a dick. So, you know, a warning…


That’s How I Know by allwaswell16  @allwaswell16

Louis Tomlinson has just landed his dream job, coaching soccer at Augustus University. When he moves into a new house near campus, he meets his very fit new neighbor, English professor Harry Styles. Although their first meeting leads to an instant mutual dislike, the more Harry gets to know Louis, the more he likes what he sees.

Or the one where Harry’s African grey parrot spills his dirty secrets to his very hot neighbor.

**This one was so good, guys. You will fall in love with Darcy, the parrot. And it got me looking into parrots and stuff. They are awesome!! But read this fic first!!! I am also quite curious about the writer. I really liked their writing style and would love to read more of their works!! 


The Fairy Ring by thedeathchamber @louehvolution

Harry has dreamed of a world outside the tiny village of Holmes Chapel for as long as he can remember… a world full of magic and adventure and true love.
It was nothing but a childhood dream, however, until an old family friend comes bearing word of a plot against Harry’s life and a very dangerous truth: Harry is the rightful heir to the crown and must embark on a perilous quest to reclaim his throne from the ruthless would-be King Simon.
But in the end Harry will find himself fighting for more than a crown, and on the verge of losing something much more precious than his sovereign power.
Because magic might be real, but life is not a fairy tale, and Harry is a prince up against a very big dragon.

Or: a medieval fantasy AU in which Harry is a prince in disguise and Louis is the king of the faeries.

**A fantasy au!! Very interesting read!!


The Sweetest Incantation by smittenwithlouis @smittenwithlouis

Harry has been alive for decades, and yet he’s never been as confused and dumbfounded. He’s a witch, for God’s sake. Can’t get much weirder than all the magical things he’s experienced throughout his lifetime. Never in a million years, however, would he have expected to be mere inches away from a hybrid.

Or: Harry is a witch who’s still working on developing his powers and Louis is a werecat who falls into his life and turns it upside down.

**I LOVED THIS FIC!!! I LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS FIC!! i WOULD GIVE MY LIFE FOR THIS FIC!! I mean, KittenHybrid!Louis, Witch!Harry, Matchmaker!Steve!!! What else do you need?!?! Go read this, right now!!

FICS FOR STEREK’S VALENTINE’S DAY FIC REC

As it’s coming up to Valentine’s day I thought I would put a rec together of all my favourite Valentine’s themed fics!

Hope you enjoy, and remember as always, make sure you check rating, tags and warnings on all fics!


Always (1/1 | 1,066 | Not Rated)

Derek’s in love with Stiles but thinks he’s about to lose him. Stiles was never going to let Derek go in the first place. Fluff ensues.

Sometimes love is an obligation to your grandmother (1/1 | 6,982 | Rated M)

Dearest Derek,

Welcome to your 21st year! As per the wonderful tradition of the house of Hale, you will be attending some of the best places to be single that Beacon Hills has to offer today. First, it’s to the Coffee Shop on Main where you will get two lemon zest chocolate chip muffins. Listen to me very carefully, I’m going to ease you into the way this works. Buy two muffins, but you’re only going to eat one. Find someone cute to give the second one to…

The letter went on, but Derek was staring at it in horror, unable to process how terrible that sounded in just the first paragraph. Today was going to suck.

*

Or: Derek’s grandmother relishes setting her single grandchildren up on Valentine’s Day. Only, less ‘setting up’ and more ‘forcing them to run a singles-only scavenger hunt where the prize is love or at least sex’.

Derek never wins. Derek never WANTS TO win.

Kiss Me Under the Light of a Thousand Stars (1/1 | 5,631 | Not Rated)

“It was a true love spell,” he admits quietly. “It was supposed to help me find my true love. And apparently I suck at magic as much as I suck at dating because I screwed this up too.”

~~~

In which Stiles’ Valentine’s Day love spell goes very wrong.

Or perhaps very right.

Valentine’s strike (2/2 | 6,015 | PG-13)

Stiles hates Valentines Day. It was the bane of his existance. But he’s home for the 'holiday’ and has nothing to do since everyone he knows is busy. Except Derek, Derek is the only one alone as him.

Or

The five times Derek and Stiles date by accident and the one time one of them actually ask.

Thank Jackson for me (1/1 | 3,187 | PG-13)

Derek keeps asking the wrong kind of questions.

Hot for Teacher(’s Aide) (1/1 | 8,050 | PG-13)

“He invited you to his apartment.”

“To do a lesson plan.”

“Yeah and to probably lesson your plan while you’re there,” Scott said, waggling his eyebrows.

“That made no sense, but you still managed to make it sound dirty,” Stiles said. “I’m impressed.”

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anonymous asked:

You are the first and only writer I have read for this fandom. I love your work so much, I've re read all your Arrow stories twice (even the Firefly one even though I've never watched it). Do you have any favorite Olicity fics to recommend to keep me from going crazy my first hiatus? (I binged the first 4 seasons last year)

This is awesome!! Thank you! I’m super honored. And do I have recs? Oh yes, I have recs. 

First rec isn’t actually a fic, it’s a resource… @theolicitylibrary. If you want recs, they’ve got ‘em. If you want a specific trope or rating or genre, they’ve got that, too. Have a hankering for a fic where Oliver and Felicity are business rivals? There’s a link for that. Where she’s the vigilante instead? There’s a link for that, too. Where one of them is a werewolf? Yup. They’re an amazing resource and you can lose days (and weeks and months) going through lists of alpha/omega tropes and rockstar AUs and friends-to-lovers fics. 

But more specifically… how about I rec some authors, too? I haven’t been reading much lately - I spend all my time writing - so I’m more comfortable reccing authors I know are amazing and whose works I’m looking forward to catching up on. They’re all consistently excellent. This is by no means an all inclusive list.

@dust2dust34 - My co-writer for FiCoN and personal fav (though I admit to no small amount of bias). If you want smut and you want details and mining a scene for feelings, Bre is your girl. She has plenty of oneshots to choose from as well as some multichapter fics.  

@machawicket - Look, I can’t overstate Danielle’s skills as a writer. My husband doesn’t even read my fic but he likes hers. Her writing is funny, sweet, sexy and heartbreaking in turn but it’ll never leave you unsatisfied. She’s a master. 

@anthfan - Nikki is one of those writers that’s so good she makes you forget you’re reading a story, because it’s just something you’re living. It’s an experience. Her characterization is spot-on and her plots are super engaging. She writes both one-shots and longer stories. They’re all worth your time.

@hannasus - Susannah’s writing is the perfect balance of detailed exposition and tight narrative that lets you feel like you’ve experienced the whole setting in just a few lines. Add to that fully in-character characterization and interesting plots that keep you reading and you really can’t go wrong. I recommend reading her Something Like Fate series ASAP as she’s adapted it into the basis for an original novel (which she’s publishing later this year) and it may not be up on AO3 a whole lot longer. 

@rosietwiggs - I can always tell Rosie’s work in just a few lines. Her narrative voice is so very distinctive and so gripping that it pulls me in effortlessly. I don’t believe she’s writing for Arrow anymore, but even her unfinished works are worth a read. I especially recommend The New Normal, Lengths and How The Mighty Fall In Love.

@supersillyanddorky06 - I’d be surprised if you hadn’t heard around about Matty’s writing because she’s right at the core of the Olicity fandom’s best known fanfics. With good reason. She’s prolific, plotty, smutty and evocative. If you have a weakness for Bratva!Oliver, I’d start here. 

@jsevick - I first met Jaimie after reading her Jurassic Park AU (really!) and being both delighted and amazed that she could make it work. I’m extremely lucky to have had her help as my beta pretty much ever since. If you like my writing, she’s a big part of it (along with @alizziebyanyothername). While she hasn’t posted in a while, her stories are just fun and if you like Gilmore Girls, her Arrow AU for Gilmore Girls is a treat!

@realityisoverrated-fic - I have no idea how you would feel about Smoaking Billionaires, Anon (I personally love it), but I’ve got to very highly recommend her Infinite Love series. At 110 parts and counting, it deals extensively with Oliver, Felicity and Tommy’s family longterm, including their kids. It’s alternately hot, sweet, and heartbreaking. But, most of all, it’s just well-written and interesting. If you’re willing to read them as a triad, I cannot recommend this strongly enough.

@geneeste - I would pay for more of Caught a Long Wind. Quite literally. But, that aside, Genie is a top notch writer. Whether her one-shots, WiPs or brilliant, ongoing epic co-written work with @machawicket, everything she writes should be devoured. 

@juliesioux - Julie uses the setting in a story as another character. There’s so much life to the world she puts her characters in that it practically breathes. Above that, she doesn’t shy away from hard topics. She will rush in head-first and dig deep to explore what her characters are going through. When you read her work, take her warnings seriously, but if you’re looking for a rich story to read that challenges you, she’s the perfect option to turn to.

@thatmasquedgirl - One of the most prolific Olicity fic authors (with 110 fics, including the absolute opus Technical Assistance). She’s consistently excellent, creative and she gives us as a fandom a whole lot to read. You can probably spent a huge chunk of hiatus happily buried in her work.

@entersomethingcleverhere - As a rule, I do not read first person stories. Not even when they’re published books sitting on shelves at my bookstore. I will break that rule for her writing. I like it that much. It’s heartfelt, moving, well-paced, and the connections between her characters are both real and evolving as you go. 

@arrow-through-my-writers-block - Shelby is… well, she’s just fun! She’s a solid writer who never disappoints. She’s got quite a few one-shots and a few ongoing multi-chapters. She’s probably best known for Starstruck, but all of her work is worth reading.  

@wagamiller - I just really love wagamiller’s work. Like a lot. There are very few authors I have on alert, but wagamiller is. Stories that make me laugh out loud are few and far between, but the 35B series surely did (as did @machawicket‘s Unbearable Hotness of Being, btw). Strong, sharp, witty writing that will leave you with a grin on your face.

@callistawolf - When I think of Callie’s work, I think of the fanfic version of sitting down with some hot cocoa and curling up with a warm blanket to watch a Hallmark Christmas special. She’s consistently excellent about finishing her work, which is lovely, and you can pretty much always count on a feel-good romantic ending. 

@hopedreamlovepray - Writing one-shots that stick with your reader is hard. Keeping a story to 1-2k and still being impactful is even harder. She absolutely manages it every time. Hope27 (as she’s known on AO3, so you can find her) has something like a hundred Olicity fics. These are, in my opinion, absolutely perfect if you want to lose yourself in a story on the train to work or during your lunch hour. 

@dettiot - Mel has a lot of great stories (like really great). My favorite is probably the “ink in my pen ran dry” series, but that’s a really tough call. Core Curriculum is super hot. The Felicity Stark series (crossover with Avengers-verse) is brilliant and fun and made me giddy while reading it. Beauty in the Breakdown is excellent. Jerry the EA series features one of the best takes on a relative OC I’ve read in fics. Love is Red made me squeal like a teenager with excitement (I’m not ashamed; it was warranted). And Two Men, Same Name (written with @melsanfo) is one of those that I am absolutely dying for the time to catch up on. While I’m at it, let’s rec Mel Sanfo, too. Her Masquerade is another novel-length fic absolutely worth a read. You really can’t go wrong with either of these ladies. 

@ash818 - Ash is freaking awesome. So, here’s the thing. Her Legacy series is mind-blowingly good. I have to admit, I’ve only read The Man Under The Hood in the series (this is intentional, for a reason you’ll see in a moment, but you need to read all of her work ASAP, okay? You do). This series… you’ve got future, married Olicity with teenage children as they continue their mission. There’s action, plot, heartbreak, angst, love, everything you could want. It’s in first person from their son’s perspective which is something I would probably never have clicked on in the first place had it not come highly recommended, but good lord is it amazing. All of her characters have life. All of them have depth. Her OCs are fully formed and vital to the story without overshadowing characters you already know. I haven’t read the later stories because after I decided to continue on with FiCoN verse, I didn’t want to inadvertently shade my views on Olicity’s growing family and continuing mission with anything she did in her series. If anything I do happens to run parallel to her work, I want to know beyond any doubt that it’s 100% coincidence. But her stories are something I’m absolutely itching to get to read… eventually. Her writing is excellent.  

@tinaday3w - I’m tempted to say “JUST READ IT” but that’s probably not enough… But really, just read it. No one does slow burn like Tina. Victorian era AU with pirate!Oliver? Yes, please. Hello. I’ll take two.

@emmilynestill - She’s just so good. And sooooo hot. I don’t know if you know this, Anon, but writing a good sex scene is hard. You don’t want your reader pulled out of the scene by wondering if a position is actually possible or when underwear came off (or if it did) or how gravity isn’t making them collapse. Like… smut is difficult. But it reads so effortlessly with Emmilyne’s writing. And, beyond that, she weaves it in beautifully with plot that keeps you wondering what’s next and emotion that builds and grows in an organic way. Orgasms and organic feelings. Honestly, what else could anyone really want?

@ruwithmeguys - Jess will gut you and leave you asking her to do it again. Indecent Proposal… just… read the warnings and be ready and read it with a lot of time on your hands and probably in chunks because ouch. But still… read it.

@academyofshipping - Sarah has this dry sense of humor that comes out in her fics that’s as clever as it is fun. Fluffy, funny, smart, cute and rich with feeling, Sarah’s writing is consistently strong. 

@someonesaidcake - Felice is fantastic for completed, multichapter AU fics. She has quite a few and I’m pretty sure every single one included smut at some point (if that’s your thing) as well as plot. 

And… I’ve spent like an hour and a half on this which was a lovely diversion for my day. I know I’m forgetting amazing people but I have to stop here. When in doubt, take the title of a fic you like, google that name in quotes along with “rec list” and find someone’s list where that story was included, then explore the others. Or, check the bookmarks on AO3 of an author you like, that’s a great place to mine for fics, too. And, again, I can’t rec @theolicitylibrary enough. That said… happy reading, Anon! We’ll get through this hiatus together… through fic and sheer force of will. ;-)

justanotherhamiltrash  asked:

Hi there, do you have any recs for long drarry fics? I'm not very good at finding them

Hello!! I’ve done a rec list for long, slow burn fics in the past, so please check that out because I love every fic on that list to death! But OH MAN I could talk about long Drarry fics for the rest of my life, so here are some more! All very long, but not necessarily slow burn this time ;)

What We Pretend We Can’t See by gyzym (131K)- Seven years out from the war, Harry learns the hard truth of old history: it’s never quite as far behind you as you thought.
This is the only one I am going to copy from the slow burn rec list, because I just want to rec it every day of my life. It is quite literally my number one favorite fic ever, and I am not exaggerating. Do you see how serious I am right now? I am never serious. This fic is so amazing it turned me serious. I’m not even going to summarize it again because if you trust me at all you will just go read it nooooooow.

Turn by Saras_Girl (307K)- One good turn always deserves another. Apparently. 
Of course in the middle of declaring my favorite fic ever, I had to remember Turn and how utterly brilliant it is and how I’ve reread it and it was STILL utterly brilliant the second time and have a crisis because MAYBE THIS IS ACTUALLY MY FAVORITE FIC???! Aaah help, I can never choose! Anyway, are you a drarry fan who hasn’t read Turn yet? Really? Well, in that case FUCK YOU BECAUSE I AM SO JEALOUS YOU GET TO READ IT FOR THE FIRST TIME YOU LUCKY BASTARD. *ahem* Anyway, in this amazing fic, epilogue-compliant and worn-down Harry goes to an alternate dimension in which he is happily married to Draco, owns the best pet snake ever, and makes furniture for a living (love artsy Harry <3). It’s truly a masterpiece, and as always with my recs there is a happy ending, so don’t worry!

Tales from the Special Branch Series by femmequixotic (272K so far)- (Summary is from the second part of the series, which is the first long installment: Lost in Your ArmsThree months after their brief encounter, Draco has almost forgotten about Potter–or so he tells himself. Then a Dark wizard shows up on the Auror radar and all hell breaks loose. Draco will have to choose between everything he holds dear–everything he’s worked so hard for–and a few stolen moments of passion with a certain green-eyed Inspector, once his sworn enemy and now something rather different entirely. He’ll make the right choice, won’t he? Who is he kidding? He’ll ruin everything, as per usual. Bad choices and the name Malfoy go hand in hand.
This series is a WIP, but a regularly updated one and the FIRST CHAPTER OF THE NEXT BOOK IS BEING RELEASED TOMORROW AND I AM SO EXCITED!!! I feel so lucky to be following along with it as it comes out, because let me tell you, this is an instant classic! There is lovely forbidden fornication between a boss (Harry) and his subordinate (Draco) (the prequel was written for the kink fest so you can bet the sex is SCORCHING), a very compelling mystery/case, and truly brilliant characterization! I identify so much with this Draco. And I also love that Harry isn’t the perfect flawless cinnamon roll he is often portrayed as in fics. Everyone in this series is very human, and I am just dying of excitement to find out what happens to them next! I know I’ve already gushed about this fic in several other places recently, and I’m sorry to repeat myself but I really can’t get enough! PLEASE JOIN ME IN ROOTING FOR @femmequixotic AS SHE KINDLY DEDICATES HER SOUL TO US ALL FOR THE NEXT BIT OF HER LIFE <3

Secrets by Vorabiza (395K)- Beginning with Draco’s unexpected arrival at the Dursleys, Harry’s summer after sixth year becomes filled with activity and many secrets. As his summer progresses, Harry generates several unexpected allies as he finds himself actively becoming the leader of the Light side. 
OMG it’s the first fic I ever read!! The fic that brought me into the fandom! I have suuuuuch a soft spot for this fic, and it is just so so so good! It’s probably my favorite adventure/wizarding war plot of all. Harry is just so confident and he embraces his Slytherin side and really Gets Shit Done, and it’s SO SATISFYING. Also, I love any fic in which Draco helps with the Horcrux hunt. Also there’s a baaaaaaby (no mpreg) and mentor!Snape, which is really nice. This fic was written post-HBP, but is SURPRISINGLY accurate in its predictions. Oh, and the sex is super hot too ;)

Checkmate by Naadi (245K)- Draco has the perfect plan to get Harry Potter and challenges him to a game of Dare Chess. But is it love, or betrayal, he has in mind? A real chess game is played throughout the story.
This fic is so lovely! It’s an “alternate 7th year AU”, written after Goblet of Fire. It’s fluffy and funny and lovey and then dramatic and passionate and YEAH I LOVED IT. The real time game of chess, in which Harry and Draco take turns making “moves” (on each other) is just such a wonderful idea. Read the author’s note for more info! 

Leo Inter Serpentes by Aeternum (658K combined so far)- Just one conversation between two eleven year old boys goes slightly differently, and the world changes. Just how much will be different with Harry being sorted into Slytherin, and how much will stay the same?
SLYTHERIN HARRY ALERT SLYTHERIN HARRY ALERT! Yep, a Slytherin Harry rewrite, and a REALLY GOOD ONE. Like usually I love the idea of Slytherin Harry, and then once I start reading I either find I’m bored because everything is just a repeat of canon or I can’t get into it because everyone is so OOC. But not this one! This fic is engaging and different enough from canon to be interesting and I love the eleven-year-old baby drarry friendship that eventually turns to romance! This fic also features benevolent mentor!Snape, which I suppose is either an enticement or a warning depending on your preferences. You SHOULD be warned that it’s a WIP. But the author is currently actively posting the 6th book, and I have hope it won’t be abandoned :)

Any Instrument by dicta_contrion (131K)- Draco Malfoy wouldn’t go back to England for anything less than an exceptional case. Being asked to figure out why Harry Potter can’t control his magic might be exceptional enough to qualify.
Okay I have a HUGE thing for healer!draco and this fic portrayed him so so so perfectly. Harry is having complications with his magic after an operation gone wrong. So Draco comes from France and of course they can’t get together because Draco is Harry’s healer but OMG THE UST and then let me just say that when they finally do have sex, it’s the most beautiful, moving, heart-stopping sex scene you will ever read. Like, I felt it in my soul. And the character development is so compelling and there are literally no flaws in this fic whatsoever.

Starts With a Spin by Maxine (120K)- It started with the spin of a bottle, and now Harry and Draco have gotten themselves so far into their own game there’s almost no way out again. Except to keep playing.
AAAAH this fic has all the teenage drarry feels! They’re so in character, always trying to one-up each other! And like these constant party games are happening and they’re being “forced” to go further and further with each other by their friends until they’re actually having sex, and YET THEN THE WAR IS STILL ON AS WELL, and it’s just super well-written and great! Another classic :D

Changing of the Guard by Lomonaaeren (210K)- Need a perfect stranger? Ask Metamorphosis. Harry Potter runs the business secretly and becomes whoever’s needed for each occasion. He’s not sure whether he should be more surprised, worried, or amused when Draco Malfoy comes to Metamorphosis and requests an actor who can play his boyfriend so that his parents will disown him. Yet Harry has even more dangerous choices after he creates Brian, Draco’s “perfect” boyfriend. Draco doesn’t know who Brian is, but he’s trying to find out—and now so is Harry.
Aaah Lomonaaeren! Drarry writer of my dark, dark heart! And yet I know some people aren’t huge fans of her style and I don’t want to be reccing her fics all the time, so I try to keep the Lomon recs relatively infrequent. But if you are looking for long fics and you do like her style, I’m pretty sure she can keep you busy for like an entire year. This woman is more prolific than Steven King, and it’s a true blessing. As for this particular fic, Harry basically has Dissociative Identity Disorder, but he has been making the most of it by running a whoever-you-need-for-hire business. Only then Draco arrives, and Harry’s world had to come crashing down at some point and that point is NOW, and the drama is just so so good and this fic gave me ALL THE FEELS. It’s possibly my favorite of her fics :)

hula-hoopist  asked:

(If you have the time) you should do a book rec list!!

$Definitely!! I’m just going to include the ones that I’ve read that have resonated with me personally, so please feel free to message me for specific recs (Scifi, romance, wlw, etc) and i’ll look into making a more refined list for you.  Reading is truly such a positive outlet, regardless of age, and I really hope there is something on here for everyone to love as much as I did.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz.  Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be. 

This book is so important.  It follows two Mexican-America boys, through the 80s in Texas, and at the very heart of all of it, is a love so pure and intense, it made me genuinely choke up with how intimate it was. (Try not to fall in love with Dante, I dare you, you will fail, just as hard as Ari)


Girl Mans Up  by M-E Gerard. All Pen wants is to be the kind of girl she’s always been. So why does everyone have a problem with it? They think the way she looks and acts means she’s trying to be a boy—that she should quit trying to be something she’s not. If she dresses like a girl, and does what her folks want, it will show respect. If she takes orders and does what her friend Colby wants, it will show her loyalty.But respect and loyalty, Pen discovers, are empty words. Old-world parents, disintegrating friendships, and strong feelings for other girls drive Pen to see the truth—that in order to be who she truly wants to be, she’ll have to man up.

Girl Mans Up is such a great book about gender identity for queer girls.  Pen is amazing narrator, and having it in the first person perspective is perfect for seeing just how frustrating it is to be a girl that doesn’t fit the gender role she’s expected to. (She also has a girlfriend who she stays with in the entire book and they have a wonderful relationship, no one dies 10/10)


Whatever: or how junior year became totally f$@ked by S.J. Goslee @pantstomatchJunior year is about to start. Here’s what Mike Tate knows:His friends are awesome and their crappy garage band is a great excuse to drink cheap beer. Rook Wallace is the devil. The Lemonheads rock. And his girlfriend Lisa is the coolest. Then Lisa breaks up with him, which makes Mike only a little sad, because they’ll stay friends and he never knew what to do with her boobs anyway. But when Mike finds out why Lisa dumped him, it blows his mind. And worse―he gets elected to homecoming court.With a standout voice, a hilariously honest view on sex and sexuality, and enough f-bombs to make your mom blush, S.J. Goslee’s debut YA novel Whatever. is a fresh, modern take on the coming-out story.

I’m honestly 100% certain there isn’t a summary that could do Whatever justice. I read this book because another librarian I work with suggested it to me, and I haven’t laughed out loud so much at a book since the Georgia Nicholson Diaries.  Mike is a bisexual teen who frequently doesn’t shower and hangs out with the most endearing group of straight boys you could possibly conjure up.  This book also has incredibly refreshing male/female friendships and the sweetest sibling relationship between Mike and his eccentric little sister, Rosie.

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who’s ever been chosen.That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right.Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around, wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here–it’s their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon’s infuriating nemesis didn’t even bother to show up.

It’s Harry Potter but funnier and Harry and Draco end up together!! Actually, it’s Simon and Baz, but honestly it’s what all of our thirteen year old selves were starved for, like junkies of fanfiction.net, just looking for a fix.  I’m always a little hesitant of YA romance novels with vampires (For good reason, I think we’re all a little jaded still), but Baz is my Favorite Vampire™.  He’s funny and sarcastic and moody and just a little bit lonely, the poor thing. 


The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater @maggie-stiefvaterEvery year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them–until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her.His name is Gansey, a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul whose emotions range from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher who notices many things but says very little.For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She doesn’t believe in true love, and never thought this would be a problem. But as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore

This sort of sounds like a lovey dovey romance novel right? It’s not. There’s magic, and psychics, and dead Welsh Kings (this medieval lit major was shook), and the most fleshed out characters I’ve read in a series in about 8,000 years. I didn’t think I could fall in love with a group of spoiled prep school boys, and neither does the main character Blue, but here she is with her four husbands. 


Timekeeper by Tara Sim. In an alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, a damaged clock can fracture time–and a destroyed one can stop it completely. It’s a truth that seventeen-year-old clock mechanic Danny Hart knows all too well; his father has been trapped in a Stopped town east of London for three years. Though Danny is a prodigy who can repair not only clockwork, but the very fabric of time, his fixation with staging a rescue is quickly becoming a concern to his superiors. And so they assign him to Enfield, a town where the tower seems to be forever plagued with problems. Danny’s new apprentice both annoys and intrigues him, and though the boy is eager to work, he maintains a secretive distance. Danny soon discovers why: he is the tower’s clock spirit, a mythical being that oversees Enfield’s time. Though the boys are drawn together by their loneliness, Danny knows falling in love with a clock spirit is forbidden, and means risking everything he’s fought to achieve.
But when a series of bombings at nearby towers threaten to Stop more cities, Danny must race to prevent Enfield from becoming the next target or he’ll not only lose his father, but the boy he loves, forever.

I didn’t think steampunk was my thing, but I see maybe I was wrong.  Or maybe I just really love this one particular steampunk book.  Danny is so full of moxie and sarcasm and nervous sweating and tea it’s easy to see why Colton falls for him.  This book also tends to tackle really heavy subjects without you realizing its done just that.  

Catarinalosss’ Book!Malec Fic Recs

Anonymous said: 
Hey! I love your blog, and I was wondering if you could recommend some malec fics to me? I can’t seem to find book malec fic anywhere. Thank you!



Ohohoh, you’re going to be sorry you asked, anon.

I have the same problem with finding good Book!Malec fics, since they’re all buried under the gargantuan pile of Show!Malec fics. Luckily, I have the procrastination skills of a teenager my age, so I was able to go through that enormous pile, and filter through the Book!Malec fanfictions. I’ll sort this masterpost with my favourite authors (because some people have the writing skills of a genius and I love all of their fics) , my favourite series’s, and my favourite fanfictions. Enjoy!

FAVOURITE AUTHORS

Spun on Fanfiction.net

Oh man, I could go on and on why the author is one of the best fanfiction writer I’ve ever seen, but I’ll keep it brief for everyone’s sake. The plots of the fics are so amazing, they’re short and to the point, which is an immediate winner in my book, yet they have so much detail. They’ve got the characters spot-on, they’ve got the right ratio of fluff to drama, and they have amazing Malec content. Keep in mind that those are all Book!Malec fics. Also, this author has a lot of work based off the first three books in the series, there aren’t that many after CoFA.

I could literally list all their fanfictions as my favourites, but I can’t really do that, so without further ado, here are my top five:        

*Pride Goeth  [T, 1/1]

Summary: Magnus is attractively arrogant. Alec is horrendously sick for two days, but he gets to be right for once, so it’s worth it. “We should call it a holiday. ‘The Day Alec Was Right and Magnus Was Wrong’.”

Notes: Definitely one of my top three, this is so amazing. Great storyline, well written characters, and full of fluff. 

*Snippets [T, 6/6]

Summary: One hundred and fifty one-sentence Magnus/Alec fics - everything from angst to crack to pure fluff. “I don’t think writing ‘Property of Magnus Bane’ on the back of my jeans is the ‘subtle sign of possession’ you were looking for.”

Notes: This fic takes you on a journey. It’s short and sweet, terribly angsty at times, and I love it

*Payment & Indebted [K+, 1/1] [K+, 1/1]

Summary (Payment): “There were some experiences that just couldn’t be bought, and being shyly hit on by a drowsy nine-year-old was one of them.” Because I am in love with the concept of Magnus and Alec meeting long before the party.

Indebted: Sequel to Payment. When Magnus told him “In nine or ten years, come find me and then we’ll talk,” he probably hadn’t meant “Nearly get yourself killed by a Greater Demon so I have to heal you again.” Alec was better at this when he was nine.

Notes: These are so sweet. I love the idea of Magnus meeting Alec as a child, and this author has captured the idea perfectly. The sequel is amazing as well, definitely check it out.

Understanding [K+, 1/1]

Summary: Robert gets rocks thrown at him, Valentine is occasionally not a total sociopath, and Max almost ends up being named ‘Templeton’ - in short, eleven people who impacted Maryse Lightwood’s life, in one way or another.

Notes: This POV so refreshing, they’re all really great stories and I love Alec’s especially, it’s such an unusual fic and I adore it. (Malec at the end)

Occupational Hazard [K+, 1/1]

Summary: Preseries. “It’s tragic,” Isabelle says, “but you’ve been demoted to family pillow. Deal.”

Notes: The family dynamic in this is so great, I love all the alluding hints to the series and how the Lightwoods interact with each other (this isn’t technically Malec but it’s still great)

CumberbatchCritter on AO3

I loooove this author so much. They have such an amazing way of telling a short, fluffy story. I re-read this authors works all the time, because I adore them so much, and the amount of Malec fluff in these is almost too much, but not quite. Again, these are all Book!Malec fanfictions. There are a lot of sick!fics, which I love, but other people may not like, so just a heads up, but they are extremely well written.

Here are my top five:

*Out of Character [T, 1/1] 

Summary: “… The city… was devastated and… there was a lake of blood… I saw you… reflected in it… and you were drowning…” He raised his head, looking blearily up towards Alec. “I think it’s a trap… and I can’t lose you… Alexander.

“Magnus has a dream. One of those dreams. When he comes to, all he can focus on is getting to Alec.

Notes: Usually these fics of Magnus-having-a-vision-of-Alec-dying are so overdone, but this fic comes in my top three, it’s so amazing.

 **Marred Beauty [M, 1/1]

Summary: Alec has scars.

He thinks that they’re not important.
Magnus calls them battle scars.

Notes: This is probably my favourite from this author, be warned, the Malec content in this is extraordinarily adorable. Tw - mentioned attempted suicide and scars.

Poison [T, 1/1]

Summary: Magnus knew there was something to be said about being on his knees in front of his boyfriend, but he guessed the effect was lessened slightly when he was on his knees because he hunched over the toilet, desperately trying not to throw up into it.

Notes: Magnus gets food poisoning. Fluff ensues. Enough said.

When in Doubt, Add Glitter [T, 1/1]

Summary: Magnus wanted to kill whoever had given Alec the flu, because he hated seeing his favourite Shadowhunter (and boyfriend) so miserable.

Notes: Alec contracts the Flu. Fluff-filled, very cute.  

*Wounds Left Open [T, 1/1]

Summary: “I’m serious, Alec,” Magnus said. “I had a knife against my throat and all I could think about was you… black hair, blue eyes, and the smile I fell for.”

Notes: Sort of a filler in between the return from Edom and the Malec make up, a little AU-ish, but still a favourite of mine.

Noisyhanners on AO3

AAAAA. This author is AMAZING. Their works are so sweet and nice and CUTE! If you like Lightwood-Bane family antics, this is the author for you. Max and Rafe are good kids, Alec and Magnus are great parents, fluff is STUFFED into these fics. All Book!Malec fics!

There are only four fics, so I’ll list them all as my top four:

*Rafe’s First Sleepover [K+, 1/1]

Notes: Rafael and Tavvy are future parabatai goals, featuring Emma and Jules. Very cute.            

*Max Goes to Prom [K+, 1/1]

Notes: My absolute FAVOURITE. They’re just a normal, happy, functioning family :“))

*Cat Comes to Dinner [K+, 1/1] 

Summary: Catarina not-so-secretly loves the Lightwood-Bane house.

Notes: Pure family antics, in Catarina’s POV. I highly recommend, super sweet.

*Total Bliss [K+, 1/1]

Summary: Alec and Magnus have a soft conversation over wine one rainy Saturday night-in.

Notes: DOMESTIC MALEC. ENOUGH SAID.

Thewholocked on AO3

I’m a sucker for alternate universes, and this author has tons. Hogwarts, Childhood Friends and just pure fluff drabbles, this author has a LOT. Keep in mind that there are some show!malec fics, but there are twice as many Book!Malec fics. The writing is a bit punctuated, but I don’t really mind. Pretty sure these are all Book!Malec again.

Top five:      

*Hitting (On) [K+, 1/1]

Summary: In which Alec and Magnus are Beaters of opponent Quidditch teams and hate (love) each other.

Notes: Ahhhhh. Don’t you just love enemies to friends to lovers AND Hogwarts AU’s?

*And This is How it Starts [T, 1/1] 

Summary: Basically Malec friend to lovers au.

Notes: Childhood Friends and drunken kissing. What could go wrong? 

The Champions [K+, 1/1]

Summary: Alec is from Durmstrang, Magnus is from Beauxbaton and they both happen to be the champions.

Notes: Magnus is from Beauxbaton, Alec is from Durmstrang, and they’re competing in the Triwizard Tournament. Fluff. 

In Love [K+, 1/1]

Summary: ‘A diaper. An actual freaking diaper. I was looking for that last night, I wrecked our sock drawer trying to find it and-it’s not funny, Alexander!’
But Alec was laughing so hard he couldn’t even respond, his voice musical, his head thrown back and Magnus starting smiling too because Alec’s laugh was so contagious and so utterly honest.

Notes: Tooth-rotting fluff.

One Step at a Time [K+, 1/1]              

Summary: Alec and Magnus teach their son how to walk.

Notes: Adorable.   

thewarlocksbitch on AO3

This author does some amazing fanfiction, but be warned, there are a load of smut fanfictions. The non-smut and smut ones are REALLY cute, and well written, and some of my top 10.

Top five: 

like a mischievous teenager [E, 1/1]

Summary: 'my parents hate you so I’m sneaking you in at night for sex shhh’ malec high school au

Notes: Cute, and very smutty. 

fearless [K+, 1/1]

Summary: kiss in the accords hall from Alec’s pov

Notes: Hall of Accords. Need I say anything more 

surprise PDA [K+, 1/1]

Summary: prompt: i wasn’t gay but then i kissed you in front of some homophobes to piss them off and now im im kinda gay au (well actually I am gay but I’m closeted and didn’t know how much I like you)

Notes: ahhhhh this is so cute omg, I love how Alec is written in this.

*sleepover [T, 1/1]

Summary: 
“we’re in college and living in the same dorm, and I find you passed out in the elevator after a night out with friends” au

Notes: I just love college AU’s. Very cute.

*truth or dare? [T, 1/1]

Summary: malec highschool au with best friends to confused crushes after a truth or dare kiss and “Looks like we’ll be trapped for a while…”

Notes: Childhood BFF AU’s are the best. Really well written. 

LastHope on AO3

This author has everything. I love them. I feel as if most of what they write is canon in my mind, because it’s that good and that well written. There’s loads of Malec fics which are AMAZING, and some Heline fics which are SUPER GOOD and you should definitely check out. These are all Book!Malec.

Top five:

*A Conversation on Immortality [T, 1/1]

Summary: Aline comes to a realization, and seeks advice from the only person she can think of who knows what to do. Post-CoHF

Notes: This fic makes me cry every time I re read it. Amazing Malec, Heline, and Alec/Aline brotp. Highly recommend.

*Where Thou Diest, I Will Die [T, 1/1]

Summary: …and there will I be buried: The Angel do so to me, and more also. - Parabatai OathWhat happens to the other half of the parabatai bond when one dies?Alec’s side of the Battle of Brocelind Plain, after Jace was stabbed.

Notes: another heartbreaking fic, with Malec and platonic Jalec feels.

**Bewitching Bouquets [K+, 1/1]

Summary: All Magnus wanted was the cute blue-eyed man’s phone number. All Alec wanted was to be able to breathe.

Notes: AAAAAA I LOVE THIS FIC. FLOWER SHOP AU’S ARE MY WEAKNESS.

To Love Someone That Much [T, 1/1]

Summary: Helen imparts some words of wisdom on Magnus about his past, and current, relationship with Alec before she leaves for Wrangel Island.

Notes: Pre-Malec make-up, when Helen kicks Magnus in the ass to get his act together. Another amazing fic.

*Secret Fights [K+, 1/1]

Summary: Alec and Magnus were supposed to have a happy relationship, not one like Mom and Dad’s. Isabelle hated hearing secret fights occurring in the middle of the night when the couples in question thought no one would hear them. She heard. Isabelle always heard.
Series

Notes: During CoLS. THE ANGST.

Rena on AO3

Again, an amazing author which I highly recommend, they’ve got everything from sentence fics to chaptered. Such a beautiful writer.

Top five: 

Fragments [T, 1/1]

Summary: One hundred one sentence pieces of Magnus/Alec from angst to fluff. “Okay, I’m giving you exactly one minute to explain to me why and whereto all my clothes have vanished – and 'because they were black’ is not a valid answer.”

Notes: Amazing sentence fic, cute & funny

Five Times…. [T, 1/1]

Summary: ..Magnus Bane saved Alec Lightwood, and one time he couldn’t.

Notes: Hilarious fanfic, not what you think it is. 

These Fragments I Have Shored Against My Ruins [T, 1/1] 

Summary: In which Magnus lies wide awake at night and ponders over the fragility of their relationship.

Notes: Angsty af, but I love it.

Letters From Nowhere [T, 11/11]

Summary: A mysterious letter at the front door, with no indication who might have sent it. And if Alec wants to find that person, he has to solve the puzzle laid-out for him… 

Notes: Such a cute AU, I recommend this fic so much.

Kaleidoscope [T, 1/1]  

Summary: “At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.” Drabble-collection.

Notes: Drabble collection. Very cute and occasionally angsty

FAVOURITE STAND-ALONE FICS

Finding Out by jennynivea [T, 1/1]
How the different people in Alec’s life find out that he is engaged to Magnus. Includes Izzy and Simon, Jace and Clary, Aline and Helen and Maryse and Robert. With a dash of fluff, humor and heartfelt feels. 

Notes: Very funny, especially the Izzy and Simon section

Instruments of Chaos by pissedofsandwich [T, 1/1]
It all started with, “Marry me today.” Or, the one where Alec and Aline kicked ass in the Clave meeting. Or, basically, all of the official pairings cramped in one fic and caused chaos. 

Notes: This one is a bit cheesy, but I still love it. Notice the use of the unidentified snippets.

A Soft White Damn by twahtohnedskee [K+, 1/1]
She bet he was waiting for someone. Boys like that always were. She hoped that the girl was pretty, at least. By now, the boy’s cheeks were starting to color due to the cold. It was kind of adorable. She didn’t understand why anyone would keep a boy like that waiting. 

Notes: A beautiful fic, told in an outsiders POV.

We Can Try by prodigaldaughter13 [T, 1/1]
Jace is causing trouble once again, plotting to get Magnus and Alec back together. 

Notes: Basically someone’s take on how Magnus and Alec were going to get back together, it’s an adorable fic and I love it so much.

The Other Side by saraubs [T, 1/1]
Alec finds an old trunk full of mementos in Magnus’s closet and is upset to find that there’s nothing in there to remind Magnus of him. Or is there? Inspired by the short story “Magnus’s Vow”. 

Notes: Where Alec finds Magnus’ box of memories and gets a vision of all the moments featuring him important to Magnus. Very good ff.

Ask Me by himekohimura [K+, 1/1]
A short of the City of Glass scene. 

Notes: Aaaaa so cute!!!! I love re-reading this one.

Bits and Pieces by Take_Me_To_My_Fragile_Dreams [T, 3/?]
A collection of 1000 prompts all centering around Magnus and Alec.
Practical: “Magnus, sliding down a rainbow to reach the altar isn’t really the best idea, it’d probably spook the flying horses you’re so keen on having.”
 

Notes: A lovely sentence fic, ranging from fluff to angst

Don’t Touch My Heart (I Was Taken From The Start) by Take_Me_To_My_Fragile_Dreams [T, 1/1]
In a world where everyone has a soulmate whose name is tattooed on their wrist, Alec and Magnus are just trying to find one another among the masses. 

Notes: This is SUCH a beautiful fic. Honestly. If you like soulmate AU’s, this is the fic for you. 

Some Day by Take_Me_To_My_Fragile_Dreams [K+, 1/1]
Some day he’ll stop blaming Jace. (But not today). 

Notes: Hella cute phone conversation fanfic.

Of Weddings and Surnames by fakeditfromthewordgo [K+, 1/1]
'“I’ve met a lot of men–“ Jace snorted, and Magnus’ eyes narrowed– “but I don’t think anyone could forget Will Herondale.”’ 

Notes: Jace is nervous on his wedding day, and Magnus tells him about his ancestor. Not really Malec, but a cool fic anyways.

Flicker by may10baby [T, 1/1]
Set during the main battle of COA. Magnus’ POV as he rescues Alec from drowning. 

Notes: I have nothing to say except :“(((.

The Memory Room by ElvenAvari [K+, 1/1]
Imagine somebody who’s immortal having a gigantic room where all the walls are completely covered up with photos. Each one is of a different loved one whom they have outlived. 

Notes: *violent sobbing*

Open Doors by gigi_marlee [K+, 1/1]
The day Alec moved into Magnus’ loft in Brooklyn was the day he told his mother he was moving out.
It was easier to do when he practiced with Magnus.

Notes: Cute Mayrse and Alec dynamic, I really like this one.

Across the Realms by KataraAlchemist [T, 10/10]
It’s happened before, a shadowhunter moved wrong or just didn’t move fast enough, and the next moment they were gone. Sucked into another realm. And they never came home, not alive or in one piece anyhow. Now it is happening again, Alec is gone. 

Notes: This is such an emotional fic, it says in first person POV though, so don’t read if you don’t like.

things we’re good at by alicelightwoodbane [T, 1/1]
Notes: Post-CoHF. This is such a CUTE AND ADORABLE FIC! I cannot recommend this more.

Day 6: "Take my strength” Day by Malteser24 [K+, 1/1]
Notes: This fanfiction made me bawl like a baby, it’s such a sweet beautiful fic. Malec weddings are the best.

Very Good News by Kimmy [K+, 1/1]
Never had a phone call at three in the morning spelled good news. 

Notes: This is an amazing fic, adorable and sweet. :“))

Kiss the Teacher by Aristola Gracewell [T, 1/1]
Rainy days makes for lazy mornings. Magnus tries, and fails, to bribe his boyfriend to take a day off work. Being the sweetheart that he is, he offers to make-up for lost time by giving a nearly-tardy Alec a ride to work.
(Or: This is what happens when Alec’s students catch him kissing Magnus in the entryway.)
 

Notes: AAAAA I’M IN LOVE WITH THIS FIC. TEACHER AU.

Boyfriend’s Lesser Talents by Aristola Gracewell [T, 1/1]
You hate cooking” Alec blurted out.
“But that doesn’t mean I’m not any good at it.”

Notes: Super sweet and domestic, I’m in love with this.

The Descent by GiveUpResistance [E, 10/10]
He brought a splash of colour, of life, to him when he sat down next to him with a graphite smudged face when he was fifteen, and after seven years of being his friend, Alec loves him still, falling harder and harder with each passing moment, with every word and look, every fight and every apology, a steepening descent. Malec AU set over seven long years of falling. 

Notes: Oh god. This fic made me laugh, cry, and everything in between. This is my favourite fanfic at the moment. It’s super angsty, sweet at the end, and will probably make you sob. tw for self harm.

A Splash of Colour by irie_eerie [K+, 1/1]
Alec always felt invisible, an outsider watching from the sidelines. Then he meets Magnus, a street painter who lives his dream in a world of color. “It just takes one person to make you feel like you belong. To make you feel special.” AU-AH, Malec. Inspired by the movie The Giant Mechanical Man. 

Notes: THIS IS SO ADORABLE AND SWEET. ONE IF MY FAVOURITES.

Harder Things to Say by Diabolus_Invictus [T, 1/1]
Following the events of 'City of Heavenly Fire’, Alec returns to Magnus’s apartment for the first time to figure out how this is going to work in the aftermath of… well, everything. 

Notes: This is such an amazing fic, it’s so good I consider it canon in my mind. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

We’re Gonna Be Okay by Inrainbowz [K+, 1/1]
Isabelle observes Alec and Magnus and thinks that maybe, just maybe, everything will be fine. 

Notes: :“)))))))

Keep This Love in a Photograph by blushingkurt [K+, 1/1]
Magnus Bane, being immortal, had a hard time remembering things that have happened in his past. That’s why he turns to photography - to capture the more important aspects of his life so he can look back and remember them forever.

NotesThis is an amazing short fic, it’s a million times better than what the description says.

Frankly, Catarina by A_Graph_You_Look_At [K+, 1/1]
You are aware of the immense inequality in the dynamic of your relationship, aren’t you?”

NotesLovesick Magnus is one of the best Magnus’. Great fic.

Six Stages of Falling in Love by vulturemomen [T, 1/1]
Notes: This fic does not get enough credit. It’s so well written and beautiful.

They Go in Pairs by Inrainbowz [K+, 1/1]
All I want is the knowledge that I won’t ever have to chose between the two of you.“
Alec tries to understand the problem between Jace and Magnus. He is not asking them to be the best of friends, but he needs his boyfriend and his brother to get along a minimum.
 

Notes: A great fanfic. :)))))

Hold Onto Those by Inrainbowz [T, 1/1]

“Do you want to make a wish?” “Fuck off.” “Come on, it’s just a question. What would you wish for? If you could ask for anything.” “I would wish for this pain to disappear.” “Ah. A classic. My wish is to have the sentence "Be careful of what you wish for” tattooed on my forehead. But for now, it’s all about you.“

Notes: This fic doesnt get enough credit, and its so much more than the description. A take on post-CoLS

slow, steady and a little unusual by softlightwood [T, 1/1]

Isabelle blinks slowly.

"He kissed me, and i- i fell. Down the stairs”

Notes: tHIS IS SO CUTE, a take on the aftermath of malec’s first date, a little au-ish.

hold onto me by softlightwood [T, 1/1]

Is this the worst of it? Are you hurt anywhere else?" "I think I may have sprained my ankle” Magnus answers thoughtfully. “And my pride. But that’s the main source of the problem, I imagine”

Notes: Magnus gets hurt, Alec takes care of him :”) 

we’re good, we’re solid, we’re gold by softlightwood [K+, 1/1]

A rune comes to Clary in a dream. She knows exactly who it’s meant for.

Notes: If this doesn’t become canon, I’ll cry.

kiss me until the morning light by alicelightwoodbane [M, 1/1]

There are lots of different kisses.

Notes: post CoHF and adorable.   

Priorities by Pendragon2601 [M, 1/1] 

When Alec is badly injured after a routine patrol, Magnus is called to help save his life. Once he is cured, they then have a much needed talk about their prioities as parents. 

Notes: :”)

FAVOURITE SERIES’S

The Lightwood-Bane Chronicles by alecdvnpt
Three amazing stories following the life of the Lightwood-Bane’s. I would highly recommend this series, it’s so fluffy and adorable and great, I love it so much.

So that’s all! I’ll definitely add to the list when I come across, enjoy!

anonymous asked:

what are some of your favorite wicked fics?

I kind of tend to go off other people’s rec lists because 1) i’m not that big of a fanfic reader tbqh 2) this fandom is kinda ancient and 3) fanfiction.net is a nightmare to browse so i need someone to help me guide that wasteland.

Considering you’ve probably seen this recommended before I’ll also add what I think makes them unique. Let’s start with the writers who are still active in alphabetical order:

GretchenMaurice 

If you like your gelphie slowburn, there’s no better writer than GretchenMaurice. With a total word count of over 400k you’ll be quite content for a while (pretty sure she actually needs writing to survive at this point). 

I love how she has grown in her skills so visibly, and all her fics are absolute gems. Also, while we’re at it, don’t forget to follow her on tumblr @lily-onher-grave​ bc every once awhile she reblogs one of those prompt games and your dash becomes a complete party of gelphie drabbles! :D

neednot’s Far Safer

Nita hasn’t published that many gelphie fics yet, but definitely keep an eye on her! When I read her work I always feel like every word matters. As if she handpicked it and placed it and no other construction could work. Definitely the most “poetic” gelphie writer. The flow in her writing is magnificent.

Also, if you don’t already, totally follow her @need-not​! She is wonderful & kind and deserves all the love!

Wagyubeefy

I mean, at this point, who doesn’t know Emmanuel’s work in the gelphie fandom? Their work is almost a character study in the deepest details. Their characters are so fleshed out and feel so real and human. They aren’t afraid to make their characters incredibly flawed and isn’t afraid either to show the ugly sides of our beloved faves. Really interesting concepts and has definitely influenced my reading of the book. 

*Note, I haven’t read all their work bc most of it is explicit and I’m sex-repulsed lol. I have been reading Shame Machine though, because Em’s been really good with warnings and letting me know where the explicit stuff happens. So even tho I can’t vouch for all their work, knowing Em it’s still excellent! Have fun in the E-rated corner if that’s your thing. :P

If you don’t follow them already @gelphie​ I’m just assuming you’re new here. In which case, welcome! :D


Okay and now for the “Oldies but Goldies” in alphabetical order:

Beta Nova - Emerald City Lies

This might be my favorite fanfic period. I’ve read this fic over and over again, even though I’m a person who barely reads anything twice. It has incredible sharp dialogue and wit. God, I’ve laughed so much with this fic. It’s exactly my sense of humor. IT’S NOT EVEN FINISHED! IT PROBABLY NEVER WILL BE! and I still love this fic so goddamn much. go figure.

Beta Nova has exactly two other fics, both under 1,5k. One is fluffy and domestic and lovely, the other rips your heart out yet somehow summarizes gelphie perfectly in such few words. Love this writer.

jemandhyel’s A Very Bad Idea

I would’ve never discovered this fic all over on livejournal if not for Em’s gelphie fic rec list, but boy am I glad that I did! It’s Shiz era. It’s careless fun. It’s hella in character and absolutely lovely. I would say more, but honestly? It’s more fun if you go in blind. Just read it. Just read it and have an absolute blast of a time.

RidiculousMavis

There’s a reason why you see this talented asshole on every gelphie fic rec list ever. Universally acknowledged as one of the best writers in this fandom. RM’s work will fuck you up in the best way possible. Read it. Read all of it. Yes. even the Avaric-Elphaba bodyswap one. Even the glessa one. Yes. Do it. Have fun. Have an absolute fucking blast.

(Personal faves amongst the faves: The Last True Eminent Thropp and The Variables in Our Equation but again. just read all their work. Phenomenal).

The Noble Arduenna’s The Narrative Strain

I found the concept of this fic absolutely fascinating. The overall question of this fic is “what would happen if the story was written by someone else?” which, given it’s fanfic, is wonderfully meta. 

If this was published after Hamilton came out, I can guarantee you it would’ve had a “Who Lives Who Dies Who Tells Your Story” quote at the beginning. Really well executed AU.

And fuck it, while we’re at it, might as well plug my own fanfic Walls of Sanctuary right? I’m a big fan of clashing different stories together. This time it’s gelphie in a Hunchback of Notre Dame timeline. Fun times! :D Tomorrow we get another update woo! 


Not sure if there’s anything new here for you anon, but it’s always great to reread these fanfics! 

anonymous asked:

Hi capitu! Can you rec me some really funny Drarry fics? Thank you! I love your blog! xxx

Dear Anon friend, thank you so much! <333 

And oh my god, longest list ever! I’m sorry! So many fics, and on top of that I tent to ramble about each fic! (So sorry about that!!!!!) ^^ But I’m pretty sure these will have you laughing in no time.

Draco Malfoy: Toilet Supremo by who_la_hoop (PG-13, 26,1K)
Summary: It must be a vision brought on by eating cheese sarnies too close to bedtime, Harry thinks. There’s no way that Draco Malfoy can really be standing on his doorstep, calling himself a Toilet Supremo, and expecting Harry to buy not only this unlikeliest of scenarios, but also a new loo.
My notes: Draco is selling toilets. In fact, Draco is determined to sell Harry a toilet, and Harry is certain Draco’s been cursed into selling toilets. And he’s going to save him (while going along with the whole thing). It’s every bit as hilarious as it sounds.  

The Four Ds of Apparition (or: Destination, Determination, Deliberation, and Dicks) by @eidheann & @firethesound (NC-17, 36,6K)
Summary: After transferring to the Apparition Department, Harry’s life becomes one big dick joke. And all his friends are arseholes. So is Malfoy, but what else is new? AKA Harry Potter and the eighteen twenty dicks.
My notes: Oh my god, how one goes explaining this fic? There’s no—I’m going to try. Harry was transferred to the Apparition department and then there are dicks, dicks everywhere. :D Harry’s being harassed by all of them. And then there’s Draco who has to analyse all these dicks for Harry. I know, it sounds crazy but it’s because it is!!! :D

Aural Gratification by birdsofshore (NC-17, 10K)
Summary: Harry’s not gay – he just likes listening to exciting stories about Aurors. It’s not his fault that the narrator’s voice is so smooth, so expressive… and really rather hot.
My notes: Birds has written some of my all-time fave stories, but this one just might be my favourite. Harry is super into audio books, and he’s bought an Aurors audio book, only then he realises it’s a dirty audio book, and the narrator’s voice only makes it worse, or better, depending. It’s perfect and funny and sexy. A lot of funny.

A Portrait of the Artist by @firethesound (PG-13, 5,3K)
Summary: When Harry Potter, reclusive artist, finally agrees to an interview, Draco can hardly believe that he’ll be the one to do it.
My notes:  That’s right! Harry is an artist, and for the first time he’s giving an interview, to Draco, and share his art. And oh god, nothing can prepare you or Draco for what Harry’s been creating. The hilarity of this fic should be warned. ^^

Potter’s Parselprostate (and the Chamber of Secrets) by @dictacontrion (NC-17, 17,4K)
Summary: Hogwarts’ future depends on Malfoy’s texts. Too bad the key is up Potter’s arse.
My notes: This is another fic that, how you explain it? :D It’s insane! And crazy good. OKAY. Harry is only able to speak in Parseltongue while is prostate is being stimulated. And Hogwarts needs to close the Chamber of Secrets and Draco found the texts that need to be translated, which means he needs Harry to translate them. You see where this is going, right? Yeah, it goes there. :D

Tooth Fairy Fights and Wisdom Teeth Wars: Draco and Harry’s Great Big Dental Adventure by ICMezzo (NC-17, 12,9K)
Summary: Harry never had a visit from the Tooth Fairy when he was a boy, but now that he’s had his wisdom teeth pulled, he’s tempted to try again. He knows it’s silly. Obviously it is. Ridiculous, really. But then, sometimes it feels nice to believe in a little magic.
My notes: Jesus, this fic. Draco is a Veela (with wings!) and he’s looking for a job. You know what job suits him perfectly? Being a Tooth Fairy. Are you laughing yet? It gets better, because Harry loses a tooth and decides he should do one of those things he never got the chance to do in his childhood. And the grumpiest Tooth Fairy shows up.

It Never Occurred to Me That I Would Fall in Love With a Frenchman by lamerezouille (PG-13, 6,5K)
Summary: Harry kisses Draco in a public place. All hell breaks loose.
My notes: Aw, this fic. It’s not only hilarious, it’s super sweet, too. Harry and Draco are together, they kiss but it just so happen the Dursleys see them, and then for reasons known only to Draco, he’s pretending to be a Frenchman through that meeting and later on when they have dinner together. It’s actually incredibly lovely, this fic. And funny.

“Merlin, FINE. You can be Harry Potter for Halloween.” by 606 (PG-16, 2,6K)
Summary: That one where Draco and Scorpius run into Harry Potter (rather literally) in a London convenience store and their Halloween takes an odd turn.
My notes: Short but hilarious. Scorpius wants to be Harry Potter for Halloween. And then Draco and him run into the Real Harry Potter. :)

A Series of Unfortunate Events by plotting_pen (NC-17, 25,3K)
Summary: Harry Potter has a tendency to show up whenever Draco’s in trouble. Draco’s not quite sure he hates it as much as he’d like.
My notes: ~Somehow~ Draco always ends up in the craziest and most dangerous situations, and Harry is always there to save him. Lots of smut, and lots of fun. Guarantee!

Angel Wing by almosttherenow (NC-17, 8K)
Summary: Draco really did pick the wrong time to enter the kitchen. It lost him seven precious months, his looks, and his mind. Still, it could’ve been worse - in the end, it probably saved both he and Harry’s lives.
My notes: This is a crazy story. Somehow (you’ll learn how!) Draco got turned himself into a goose. An ugly goose, and Narcissa calls for the life debt Harry owes him and demands he takes care of Harry while Draco is a goose. Truly fantastic.

How Harry Potter Became a Pervert by faithwood (NC-17, 10K)
Summary: Though others didn’t, Draco had believed the article.
My notes: The link will lead you to the series, just start at the bottom. And this fic starts when Draco goes looking for Harry to settle the pesky business of the life debt. Only, he does this after he read an article reporting just what a pervert Harry Potter is. Promising, yes? Awesome.

Ring of Fire by IvvyMoon (NC-17, 4,6K)
Summary: Draco gets a tattoo.
My notes: As the summary says, Draco gets a tattoo, only the tattoo is around his arsehole and it’s burning his sex-partners. The Healer who will help him is Harry Potter. I don’t think I need to say more. :D

AND:

One Night At The Club by faithwood (PG, but NSFW)
Summary: Well, it’s a club fic.
My notes: This is a bonus. It’s not a fic, it’s… ohmy GOD. It’s a ~fic~ told through emoticons and it’s the funniest thing you’ll ever see. I had to include it. 

Chatstronaut’s Just Keep Sinning Fic-To-Read Rec

Anon made me do it. 

These are SIN fics that have been rec’d to me and are on my to-read list, some of them I have started reading, but I haven’t finished.  Just keep in mind, I have yet to read these completely, but being honest the kudos and comments on these fics speak for themselves. Feel free to rec me more fics if you haven’t seen them on either of my sin lists [Previous SIN Rec List

…OR if you want to rec me non-SIN fics, please feel free to do so! save me from the sin [Regular MLB Fic Rec]

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Malec Fic Recs

Something like six years ago I tried to read The Mortal Instruments books. I got partway through the third before failing out pretty hard. There wasn’t enough Magnus for my taste and the Magnus/Alec storyline wasn’t enough to keep me slogging through the rest of it. Then the movie was terrible too, and when the TV show came out I was like, “Nope, I’ve been on this crazy train before.” 

Luckily, I don’t live in a vacuum, and the odd gif started popping up on my dashboard. People seemed genuinely impressed with how the TV show was adapting the source material. I was bored over a weekend and decided to give it a shot. Boy, am I glad I was, because three days later I was completely caught up and making my way through the Magnus/Alec tag on AO3.

Here’s the inevitable rec post that’s resulted.

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Scorbus Coming Out rec list

So last Tuesday was National Coming Out Day and I didn’t really do anything to mark the occasion. I came out to my friends and family when I was 13 and I’m about to turn 31. Being in a monogamous relationship with a man gives the illusion that I am heterosexual, but I was once very open about my bisexuality, I even founded our high school’s GSA. However this post isn’t about me, it’s to celebrate the wonderful Scorbus coming out stories that have come out post Cursed Child.

Most of these are one shots but there are a few chaptered stories at the bottom. If you know of any other Scorbus fics that feature coming out as an important part of the plot please reblog to add on to this list. While I personally see Albus and Scorpius’ coming out to their families as a pretty easy process (I assume the parents figured it out before they did) I like that authors have explored different dynamics. I hope that anyone struggling with coming out themselves can take courage from these stories. I’m also always available to chat.


Albus Severus Potter/Scorpius Hyperion Malfoy 

Coming Out Stories 

*Coming Out- rainystreetlights
Scorpius and Albus have been going out for a few months now. It’s probably time Draco knew. Scorpius, however, would be happy to put it off forever.

*Albus Comes Out- albvsxscorpy
Short, sweet and funny. Hopefully a sequel will be coming soon :)

*Coming Out to Ginny- torestoreamends
Albus comes out to his mum. Short sweet ficlet.

*Best Mates- picascribit
Part 1 of Pica’s Scorbus Arc (G)
Albus comes out to Scorpius. Confessions, realizations and getting together.

*Hogsmeade Outing- picascribit
Part 2 of the Scorbus Arc series (G)
First date and coming out to the school.

*Protego Club- picascribit

Part 3 of the Scorbus Arc series (G)

Hogwarts’ own LGBTQ club and it is amazing!

*Albus Day- picascribit
Part 4 of the Scorbus Arc series (Teen and up)

It’s Albus’s birthday! Lot’s of cousins, cuddling and kissing. Plus Protego Club, LGBTQ themes and conversations about consent and waiting. This is so rich and wonderful!

(Note that Part 5, ‘No Distractions’ isn’t really a coming out story so I haven’t included it on the list, but if you haven’t read it by all means do, just a warning that there is a mature sex scene at the end.)

*The Talk-picascribit
Part 6 of the Scorbus Arc series (Warning Rated Mature)
Harry and Albus have “the talk” and it’s awkward and wonderful and hilarious

*Missing Pieces- picascribit
Part 7 of the Scorbus Arc series (Teen and up)
Scorpius comes out to his father and it *hurts* but it gets better.

*In Spades- Jillian Bowes
‘When Scorpius learns he may be asexual, he worries he will never get to be in love. Albus is determined to convince him otherwise.’ Wonderful fic exploring sexual and romantic identity, and of course love.

*Coming Out to You- scorbus394
Two boys. One closet. And the cutest way to come out of that closet. 

*Studying- writeitininkorinblood
“So, this is what the kids mean when they say ‘studying’ nowadays, is it?” Ginny finds Albus and Scorpius kissing and it’s more than a little awkward.

*Talking- writeitininkorinblood
Ginny is pretty determined that Harry talk to his son about his relationship. Harry is less convinced but Ginny is in charge so here he was, sat on the edge of Albus’ bed and trying to make an awkward conversation as non-awkward as possible.

*The Potter Thing- writeitininkorinblood
Scorpius knows he has to come out to his father eventually. It wasn’t the male thing Scorpius thought his father would be mad about, it was the Albus Potter thing. The /Potter/ thing in particular.

*We’ll Be Okay- c_hristine_s 

‘Albus’s embarrassment always seems to rub off on Scorpius.’ 
End of six year, planning to come out over summer break.

*After Breakfast- BookofSpells
‘Albus is nervous about he and Scorp’s first night alone in their new flat. Harry is clueless’. Cute and funny.

*pride- nova of scorbusdrabbles
‘Harry discovered that Albus is gay when Ministry business led him to Hogwarts on what was coincidentally the school’s Pride Day’. Short, slightly crack-ish drabble.

*Firewhisky- amorae
‘Albus Severus Potter isn’t nearly as dense as his father, but if there were a competition for “The Densest Potter Boys Alive”, it would be a very, very close call.’ This quite long, but full of supportive characters and one very clueless Albus.

*When did that start?- smolbirbplant

‘Albus and Scorpius have been keeping their relationship a secret all year. As they get off the Hogwarts express Scorpius decides that he wants to share that secret with their families.’ 
Short, cute, easy. Supportive, yet teasing James.

*Buried Memory- ssJono
‘Albus is fed up with his Dad’s attempt at setting him up and comes to a realisation.’ Featuring Fantastic and fierce Ginny.

*The Unfortunate Consequences of Talking to Oneself in the Mirror- TheRogueHuntress
'In which Scorpius attempts to tell his grandfather he’s dating Albus Potter.’ Probably not CC compliant, probably don’t care. It’s short and funny.

*One Beat- threebroomstickz
'Scorpius released a long, defeated sigh. It was true, he had insisted that they keep their relationship secret. For the sake of their families. The media would have a ball when they find out about the gay sons of the savior of the wizarding world, and ex-death eater.’

*Together- KillianJones32
Well, preparing to come out anyway

*talk to me for hours-clohvers
Perhaps more of a confessional than a coming out, but it has a similar nervous energy.

*Albus Potter and the Crush on His Best Friend- ablondeweasley
‘Harry’s battles, in the original seven books, were always simple, and with two outcomes: beat Voldemort or die. Albus struggles with something much more complicated…’ Veritaserum, confessions, rainbow cupcakes and Poppy Pomfrey, oh my! 

*Only Love- cinderblocklynn
‘Albus doesn’t have much interest in girls and he doesn’t feel like he needs to, he has Scorpius and he’s more than enough for him’. Getting together then coming out to the Potters.

*One Step at a Time- teenagewasteland
Pure Scorbus fluff because we can never have too much of that
Part one is getting together, part two is coming out

*In Which Scorpius Malfoy and Albus Potter Come Out- Ravenclaw Scientist
Part 1 of ‘In which… Scorbus is cannon’ series (Teen and Up)
This is a bit all over the place, but as the title suggests… Scorpius comes out to Albus is chapter one, Scorpius comes out to his dad in chapter 3 and Albus comes out to his parents in chapter 6. In between there are drunken house parties and weirdness.

*A very important conversation- Ravenclaw Scientist
Part 4 of 'In which… Scorbus is cannon’ series (rated Mature)
Harry and Draco sit Albus and Scorpius down for “the talk” *together*. Much awkwardness ensues. Scorpius is adorable. Warning for well you know, wizard sex education. Works as a stand alone.

*Love Dorks- pommedeplume
Part 4 of the Albus and Scorpius Series
Albus Potter discusses his gender with his boyfriend. Kissing and dorkiness ensues.

*Someone My Mother Would Be Proud Of- ScorbusDeservesBetter 
Note that I have only read the first three chapters (Scorpius comes out to his dad in the third) but it is a complete story.

*A Knack for Trouble- CoronaAustralis
This is a WIP and promises to have a rather complex and intriguing plot. The boys come out in chapter 2 or rather Scorpius comes out and Albus makes a muddle of it.

*Adventures of a Transgendered Wizard
Note that this is a WIP. It’s written in first person, and while it is not really my thing, I thought it should be included here.

anonymous asked:

how do i start getting into comics? like there's so many i don't even know where to begin

Hi! God this is a mood… tbh I think the easier way to get into comics is to pick a character/team that interests you and then find some recommended reading lists to start getting into it.

Here are some recommended comics for dc / here for marvel, though I’d recommend looking around for lists. If there’s anyone you’re friends with/that you follow that likes certain character/comic a lot and you trust their taste, I think you’re probably better off asking them for their opinion for a reading list. (in case you’re interested in batman, heres a really complete reading list

Some tips I guess:

  • Comic’s continuity a mess so don’t feel bad if there’s some stuff you don’t get at first. There’s always google or people who can help you out if you ask, and in most cases we’re all in the same situation.. we don’t know what the fuck is going on, we’re here just for the laffs.  And anyways, most comics have been around for a reeeally long time and have been passed around a lot of different authors who cherry picked events and characterization to make their own canon, so at the end continuity doesn’t matter i guess.
  • Personally I don’t worry about context and just wing it when starting something new (and end up getting whats going on in the comic twenty issues later but that’s not the point) but if that’s overwhelming for you I’d start getting into comics with either new(ish) books, or books that were made especially to make things easier for new readers. (for example in dc’s case, any Year One comics, and anything from New 52 and Rebirth)
  • Talking about rebirth and new 52, Here’s some additional info about comic terms that you’re going to see around 
  • Don’t worry about getting into big events (such as Blackest Night, Forever Evil, anything with Crisis on the title etc etc etc) bc tbh? In most cases they’re not that important to keep up with whats currently happening, and the best non-event comics integrate these seamlessly or avoid them entirely. I’ve never once in my life read a single event and I’m doing fine. If you still want to have a general idea here’s a list of them, explained a bit and heres another list with them explained better imo, though I’d honestly advice you not to worry about them unless you’re interested in getting that over with first because it might confuse you more.
  • Uuuh and tbh the most important part is don’t try to read everything (like.. all events/crossovers/ continuity n universes differents etc) bc there’s… too much. Like, don’t bite off more than you can chew u kno what i’m talking about? give yourself time to get used to the characters/story/etc, and don’t fixate too much into the things that don’t make sense. Like, of course if that thing you don’t get keeps coming up to the point its impossible to enjoy what you’re reading, i’d tell you to google it and try to read the source, but if it’s something minimal, just a reference or something, dont stress too much to get it. Either way you’re gonna end up getting it as you read more or it won’t matter in the big picture.
  • and im so sorry i made this all about dc.. other comics machine broke. though if you want to get used to how comics work before diving into big companies, i’d rec you to start with stand alone indie comics (here a really good list)

anyways i hope this was useful n not a complete mess to understand rip… if you have any questions hmu!

Kiss From A Rose

Shunk Week Day 3: Flower Meanings

(Fill 2/4)

Summary: Hunk and Shiro bond over a shared interest in an Altean novel series, which escalates into learning Altean flower language.  It turns out trading flowers is more fun that passing notes.

AKA No one ever make me make up fake flowers ever again

Thank you to @xagrok for beta’ing!


As Shiro opened the door, he nearly walked right into Hunk.  

“Woah, hey there,” he called, stepping carefully out of his path.  "Everything okay?“  He glanced back the way he’d come, as though he could see the reason Hunk was rushing, then realized it wasn’t because he was in a hurry - it was just that Hunk had his nose in a book.

It took a few moments to respond, and then Hunk blinked and looked up.  "Huh?  Oh, Shiro.  Hello.”  Another second passed, and what happened seemed to register.  "Oh!  Did I nearly walk into you?  I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to.  I was just distracted.“

"I can see that,” Shiro replied fondly.  "Good book?“

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anonymous asked:

who are your favourite authors for bts fics??

I have such a good many, this is going to be embarrassingly long oh my. Not in order or something, I’m just going through my fic recs and I’m naming authors I especially liked. 

Just a little PSA, a lot of these authors are TaeKook and YoonSeok faves, because those two ships are my mains.

If you’ve ever read any of her SugaKookies and i’ve read several, you’ll know what I mean.

JungHope is such an important ship and this author is so good at writing it. Probably invented JungHope, honestly.

I don’t think I have to tell anyone about resonae’s YoonJin fics. Really, I don’t have the words. Always a constant fave.

This author writes SugaMon that won’t leave you the same way you came. Occasionally writes seriously amazing TaeKook too, and really. Wow.

Writes a variety of ships, though I’ve only read her YoonSeoks, which I genuinely loved.

Literally, you will almost never find fics that short and that perfect, regardless of what pairing you slap onto the story. I certify it.

I haven’t read all her fics, but I’ve read the VHopes and some TaeKooks and they’re all great.

There’s so many fics this author has written, but the ones I have read yoonseoks hah are so well written.

Never ever get me started on this author. This person is my literal idol, I could cry rivers over this person, their writing changed my entire life, I wish I could personally award this person for saving me and destroying me all at once, I’m not even kidding. A year ago, I came across this author and I’m still not okay, will never be and that’s true power.

This author is basically the human definition of trigger warning, trigger warning, bullets to heart and more trigger warning.

Please never get me over this rollercoaster of fic writing that never stops hurting and making my heart bloom.

The person who wrote the book on how to nail every fic ever written so effortlessly, it’s embarrassing. 

If you guys haven’t read her fics, you like, need to.

Not that these authors don’t deserve wholly separate posts over their writing, which they totally do. If there was ever a Holy Trinity of TaeKook perfection, it’s right here. Probably invented TaeKook, other than Nini.

Only read a few fics, but it’s all A+, seriously.

I read an older TaeKook and was 10/10 sold, it was so good. And then I read all the other TaeKooks and just wow.

I read SMH a year ago, and it was my first TaeKook. Still my holy grail of TaeKook, and every fic after that I read from Nini. Like, TaeKook recs aren’t complete without this. 

There’s so many authors I like, but I wanted my favorites here who I’ve liked more than one powerful fic from so I tried to shorten it. Tried. I hope you read a lot of these authors’ fics, you’ll love them all.

anchestor  asked:

You wouldn't happen to have any fic recommendations lying around, would you? (Bonus points if Gaster and/or Grillby is involved, but anything Undertale related would be much appreciated ^^)

Woooo you’re gonna make me do some real searching around aincha? Ahaha that’s mostly my fault. I always binge read without abandon and then have to go back and find things again later. But here we go!

AO3 Fic Recs:

First Impressions by WatteauYouDoing
http://archiveofourown.org/works/6595717/chapters/15088735
This one I originally found because I was looking for Grillster comics and they illustrated what later became one of my favorite parts. It’s an AU where monsters were never trapped underground and the war between humans and monsters is more like a future-past-tech civil rebellion than an actual war between races. Swaps between Grillby, Gaster and a nondescript monster reader with them all eventually becoming a sort of poly relationship (though it’s only briefly touched on near the end of the story that I remember). 

It’s Not Too Late by The Ninja Mouse ( @theninjawrites​ on tumblr)
http://archiveofourown.org/works/6304549
You’ve heard me rant about this one before. I’ve made fanart for it. It’s beautiful. One of those rare romance fics that I’ve actually managed to fall in love with (so!! cute!!). Don’t dismiss it just because it’s Sans x Reader. Even if romance isn’t your thing, the characterization and personalities and just… I like everything about this one. You should’ve seen me when I read it for the first time, desperately clinging to a treadmill because I refused to put it down for even a second, screaming whenever something shocking happened and trying to hide from the stares of the strangers around me minding their own business. Oh yeah, and there’s like 2 seconds of Gaster / Grillby interaction that literally had me in tears because I just want everyone to be happy goddamnit.

“Acting” by fireweed15
http://archiveofourown.org/works/6782086
Short and sweet, maybe 3 paragraph flash fiction about an AU where Grillby and Gaster are spies under deep cover as a couple and this is the exact moment they realize they actually have feels for each other. It’s just cute.

Hellfire by renwhit
http://archiveofourown.org/works/5632420
The first fanfic I ever read that involved Grillby being summoned for the war. I read it after I’d already started Casting Rain, when I realized I had no idea what I was doing. This is the fic that made me also realize I shouldn’t read other wartime fics because they’re Too Good ™ and I’ll inevitably give up on mine because – yeah. Anyway! It’s a good one. Gave me a lot of feels. I did not cry. But I came really fucking close.

What are Friends For by ichikoWindGryphon ( @ichiwashername-o on tumblr)
http://archiveofourown.org/works/6670987/chapters/15257152
Also read during my “I have no idea what I’m doing with this fic so I’m reading other peoples’ so I can have some perspective” phase and stopped because I didn’t want to accidentally appropriate anything (though you’ll probably remember I directly referenced it in CR once). Haven’t finished it yet but I really liked what I read so far of it. Papyrus is so well written!! And Gaster has good motivation (cool motive, still murder). 

The Pools at the Cliffs by Starfog
http://archiveofourown.org/works/5304227/chapters/12245567
One of the most unique concepts I’ve seen come out of this fandom. It’s a cute Alphyne AU where Alphys is an intern ichthyologist and Undyne is a frickin’ hellfire mermaid. I fell out of reading it because of how long the chapters took to update, and I’m actually not sure if the story was ever finished. But if you want a unique concept then have at thee!

Never a Lovely So Real by Kaesa ( @kaesaaurelia on tumblr)
The best frickin mob/mafia AU story to ever grace the face of the planet I am so so serious. Honestly even if the story wasn’t as good as it is (which it is in fact extremely good) it would be worth reading because of the inner monologue of the main character. And wouldn’t you know it, the MC is Sans. And lemme tell ya, the way Kaesa writes Sans’ inner thoughts is amazing. It sounds real. Like an actor walked off the screen and narrated the story for me. Phenominal. Not finished yet I don’t think, and it hasn’t updated in a hot minute, but totally worth the binge read regardless.

Sticks & Stones by OneType
http://archiveofourown.org/works/6242380/chapters/14302720
This one is NSFW, big warning for that now.
The only reason I even recommend this one is because I fell in love with it before the NSFW elements came into the story and the concept is still amazing regardless of their implementation. Underswap Papyrus thinks he gets his time machine working and in a hilarious twist of fate, accidentally get’s stuck in his Fell counterpart’s body instead. After which ensues a conglomeration of embarrassing moments where Stretch has to try and get used to a pointy body and an even pointier reputation, try not to be too over conspicuous with how out of place his moral compass is in Underfell and - you guessed it - try not to get caught doing it. I love it to bits, but unfortunately the NSFW elements are actually fairly important to how the plot progresses, so if you are underage, you shouldn’t read this one, as you probably can’t skip the naughty bits without being confused. This is another one of those fics as well that’s slow to update and - arguably - will not be finished, so take that with a grain of salt.

Trust by Keetaspacecat ( @spacegate on Tumblr)
http://archiveofourown.org/works/5378657/chapters/12423164
This one is for the GasterBlaster!AU, and while I’m sure everyone is familiar with that by now I’ll explain anyway: Imagine bone werewolves. Except they’re bone dragons really. And also the skelebros. It’s a fucking cool concept.
This one is about a very confused Grillby who stumbles on the poor baby skelebros as they are rifling through his trash, and does his best to help them out. The rest is a montage of Dad!Grillby moments where he does his best to take care of a pair of skeleton shapeshifters while slowly unraveling why they’re even a thing in the first place and being horrified with the answers he’s getting. This one is also a slow to update, and comes attached with some pretty heavy trigger warnings for child abuse topics, so be prepared.

Souls Entwined by Thrones_of_War
http://archiveofourown.org/works/6562342/chapters/15013777
This one holds a special place in my heart because I haven’t technically read it. It’s been read to me over Skype by the author and their friend. It has found new life in my soul because of how outstanding their character voices are. Holy shit.
Anyway! Technically a ‘book one’ in a pretty expansive series, it follows Frisk (and the disembodied Chara) as the two try to live normal lives and - oh wait, who the fuck is that godthing trying to kill everyone?? Aaaaaa???
The main antag is a pretty overpowered OC, which I know can grate on peoples’ nerves sometimes. But the characterization is fantastic, and the inner banter between Chara and Frisk is pretty priceless.

The Scientist by talkingsoup
http://archiveofourown.org/works/5301182/chapters/12238256
A pretty kickass story about Gaster and how he fell from grace - and into the core. Has a pretty believable fall-into-insanity arc and a really epic final fight scene on a catwalk above the melting core. I found this one originally because of a comic and am beyond glad I took the time to check out the fic itself! It’s basically my headcanon for any evil!Gaster you can think of. I can’t remember too much from it now because it’s been a little over a year now since I read it, but I fondly hold it as one of the first and best short fics I’ve read in this fandom.

Strike a Chord by LilyHellsing (they also have a tumblr but I can’t remember what it is, sorry!)
http://archiveofourown.org/works/5387150/chapters/12442415
The first long Grillby-centric fic I ever read. I actually can’t remember why I started reading it. I think I kind of just stumbled into it while I was enamored with Grillby and was following literally every Grillby blog I could find. Anyway. It’s a Reader x Grillby fic so smothered in fluff and cuteness that I could suffocate and die happy in it’s cocoon of warmth. I can’t remember a lot of the plot now (it’s been a hot minute since I read it) other than several of the most adorable dancing scenes I’ve ever read on paper. And also an ending so satisfying I actually sighed and laughed with relief when I read it.

A Promise for a Lifetime by Anchestor ( @anchestor on tumblr). 
http://archiveofourown.org/works/10078121
Yes I know it’s you. Yes I’m recommending yourself to yourself. Fight me!!(Actually I just realize you’re not the only person who’s gonna read this ahaha, so for anyone else who wants to see my fic recs, here you be!). Fucking adorable and bittersweet and hurts my heart you monster. Gaster and Grillby get married and they stay married and happy forever you cannot tell me otherwise. //is still grossly sobbing//

Literally anything written by @procrastinatingbookworm you want your goddamn Grillster feels punched in the teeth you read their stuff and it’s well written so you better go read it I swear to god.

Flowerfell is a good one that most people have read that doesn’t exist anymore except as a dramatic read on Youtube I think. I know I had more Underfell AU ones that I liked during my Underfell phase last year but like… that was before I had an AO3 account so I didn’t bookmark anything god help me.

Another one I desperately want to read is “A Flame in the Dead of Night” by Sliver_setting_sun. It’s a Grillster wartime AU fic! But I don’t wanna read it until Casting Rain is done so…… uh……. if you have read or do read that one, like, tell me if it’s good? But no spoilers please!

Tumblr fic recs:

A Year Every Minute by @askull4everyoccasion
It’s been awhile since I read this one but it will forever stand out to me as the reason I started reading fanfiction in general, my favorite characterization of Gaster, and my headcanon for a lot of things to do with Undertale behind-the-scenes shenanigans. Follows Dr. Gaster and all his mishaps while raising the skelebros, and beyond. Their writing is fantastic, especially given how they literally uploaded a new chapter every fucking day while it was being written. I am still disappointed in myself for not drawing fanart for it, but now I feel awkward because it’s been out forever and I like… feel as though I’ve missed my chance. Anyway. If you read it and can’t get enough of the universe like I couldn’t then good news! They have / had a running RP with AU versions of their Gaster as well as 1000 shorts to do with the AYEM universe, and a sequel/prequel in the works currently. It’s fucking insane they should be a professional author I swear J K Rowling couldn’t expand on her universe the way this goober has.

I only read AYEM and the related extras, but I have only heard good things about the rest of the fandom this amazing author has created for themselves so like… go for it. Read it all.

BOTWOT and SOS by @abadtime

Another of the very first fics I ever read for this fandom and also forever one of my favorites. This one is an Evil!Gaster story. Tons of mystery especially at the beginning of BOTWOT. SOS is the sequel and is still in the works as far as I know. I’m not caught up on the SOS chapters, but BOTWOT was my lifeblood for awhile there. I used to crouch by the computer clamoring for an update. Another one as well that I wished I’d drawn fanart for, but now feel as though I missed my chance. Plus like… giant bone dragons are really frickin’ hard to draw.

Pressure by @themanicmagician
Ah yes, I did remember one Underfell story that I enjoyed. I can’t remember much from this one now since I read it so long ago, just that I adored it at the time. Lots of Sans / Papyrus angst. I know someone is currently making a comic of the whole thing which is frickin’ fantastic and the writer really deserves it! It’s good. And a cool Underfell Sans / Flowey dynamic is involved in this one as well, which was cool to see. I’ve also been curious about “You’re Gonna Have a Sad Time” by this author because it involves the Empress Undyne Nuetral Ending in the game, but I haven’t taken the time to read it yet. If you read that one you should let me know how it is!
Fair warning that some of this author’s other content is NSFW, so please take care of your likes/dislikes/triggers/age/etc while going through their other stuff.

Spectrum by @that1nkyone
Another one I should draw fanart for at some point :’D
This is another in the GB!AU, is currently ongoing and is frickin’ fantastic. I can’t wait to see how all the ties come together - and I even more want to know what the holy heckaroo happened to Gaster to make him the way he is. A lot has been implied but nothing specifically said. Anyway! This fic is a goddamn labor of love, including an entire chapter in comic form - and lemme tell ya, if you think they’re a good author you ain’t seen anything until you’ve seen their artwork! Anyway, Undyne. So many people forget how epic Undyne is. 1nky does not. I frickin’ love their depiction of Undyne. i would read this story for Undyne even if the rest of it was terrible. As it turns out, the rest of it is far from terrible. In fact, it is all very much on par with how epic their Undyne is, which is pretty damn epic. This fic has made me so emotional. I have literally cheered out loud while reading some parts of this.

Flowey Is Not A Good Life Coach by @unrestedjade
I know everyone and their mother has recommended this one at some point, and I’m going to politely recommend it as well. I could say a lot about this, but all I’m actually gonna say is I probably shouldn’t have been reading it while my anxiety was at one of it’s peaks. It was good. Too good. 

A pretty cool unnamed Grillby shortfic by @saucissans
http://saucissans.tumblr.com/post/134857620829/inspired-by-iirc-sushinfood-s-idea-of
I link this one because I have no idea if this person writes more fanfics or if this was just a one-time thing. Anyway!
It’s basically a kind of flash-fiction-esque ficlet about Grillby stopping a forest fire on the surface, expanding on a headcannon by sushinfood. It is probably one of the first Grillby-centric things I’ve ever read and marks the beginning of my slow descent into obsession with the fire man. Give it a like and a reblog! It’s adorable!

Fanfiction.net Fic Recommendations

……. none. Zero. Zilch.
Though to be fair I haven’t looked very much. Their tagging system over there sucks though? The only Undertale fic I remember reading on that site was definitely not something I wanted to read, but I was so confused by the writing style that it didn’t dawn on me what I was reading until it was already too late. It’s about like eating one of those bamboozled jelly beans? I didn’t realize until after it was already in my mouth just how bad it tasted, so to speak.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand I’ve been too busy (and scared) to search through there ever since!

That does it for my fic recs I think. That’s everything I can find/remember anyway. Have fun!

Werewolf Wagon’s Top Ten Themed Fics is a monthly feature suggested by the lovely Juliana, where a list is made of the Top Ten Fics based on an specific theme previously chosen by us or suggested by a follower.

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This month’s theme? Stoner Sterek Fics!

(you can also check Werewolf Wagon’s Recreational Drug Use tag for a list of all fics recced.)

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It probably goes without saying, but blanket warning: potential dub-con.

Don’t Look At Me (I’m Indiscreet) by triedunture (1,745 - T)

The pack asks Stiles to find a way to get Derek to chill out. This is the best he can come up with.

I’m breathing in the chemicals by laminy (4,067 - E)

Stiles needs a smoke. He ends up at Derek’s with the promise of one. When Stiles finds Derek’s particular mix a little too strong, Derek tries shotgunning to make it less intense. It doesn’t quite work.

light me up before i go by orphan_account (5,582 - Not Rated)

Come late April, the sun will grow warm while the air is still cool, and there will be just enough greenery for Stiles to hide the Jeep somewhere off the beaten path in the Beacon Hills Preserve, tucked away from the world in a safe little space where he and Derek can get high.

Need for Weed by alisvolatpropiis (2,407 - Not Rated)

Derek was nervous enough about this, aside from his hang-ups about rule breaking. He has no idea what he’s doing, and he’s already accepted the fact that he’s going to look like an idiot to whomever he buys from. He hadn’t counted on the dispensary’s delivery guy being utterly fucking gorgeous, and the type to brazenly (and unprofessionally) check Derek out as well, biting his plump, pink bottom lip.

No Homo by RemainNameless (84,064 - E)

Stiles’ sophomore year starts something like this:
3 FourLokos
+ 1 peer-pressuring cat
- 1 best bro to end all best bros
= 1 Craigslist ad headline that reads “str8 dude - m4m - strictly platonic”.
Derek is the fool who replies.

This Love Like a Hole (Swallows Me Whole) by alisvolatpropiis (6,070 - E)

He thinks he sees something like a smile flash across Derek’s face, so he leans closer, heart racing even faster. His crossed arms brush against the soft leather of Derek’s jacket and he clenches his fists tighter, itching to grab at it and pull him in. “Did you want something,” he asks, voice whiskey-dark, watching how Derek’s eyes fall to his mouth as he speaks.

“Yeah,” Derek whispers throatily, barely loud enough for him to hear. “Yeah, Stiles, I want something.”

We’re Burning One Hell of a Something by calrissian18 (6,031 - M)

Derek’s roommate has already moved in by the time he shows up. And he’s taken up both sides of the room.

there’s a fire going out by wolfiery (7,776 - M)

“Whoa, are you trying to kill me?! Is this payback for that time I switched the bindings in your Physics book to your History book? Because that was just a friendly form of entertainment,” He clutches the armrest with a death grip and his body jerks forward when Derek makes an abrupt stop at the streetlight and Stiles will deny that he lets out a girlish squawk.

“That was you?”

breathe you in by forpony (4,4694 - E)

How Stiles and Derek become weed buddies

Respiration and Inspiration by MajorAccent (31,437 - E)

“Your dad’s the fucking sheriff of my hometown,” Derek hisses when Stiles is pretending to search through the expiration dates on the cartons of 1%. “When were you going to tell me that?”

anonymous asked:

what are ur fave Harry Potter fics?

This is going to be so long! I’m limiting it just to Drarry, but I do read and love other pairings as well


All Time Favorites That Speak to my Very Soul

Unhook the Stars (jad, 72k): Draco’s a professional Dom, and Harry hires him. Draco is perfect here: arrogant, smug, snarky, and sexy, and with a hidden well of insecurities that he hides from the world. Their sex is electric, and they help push each other’s limits and heal each other.

Secrets (Vorabiza, 395k): Draco shows up at Privet Drive with his daughter and begs Harry to take her in. They end up teaming up to take down Voldemort, along with help from a lot of snarky Slytherins and Harry’s friends. 

I Bet That You Look Good on the Dancefloor (birdsofshore, 28k): Harry finds himself in a Muggle gay bar, confused and curious and wanting, when he runs into Draco, who’s wild and free in a way that calls to something deep in Harry.

REVOLVEVLOVER (firethesound & zeitgeistic, 46k): Harry’s a professional Hit Wizard, and has developed a cold, mechanical resolve that helps him distance himself from the reality of his work. Draco’s an Auror who knows too much and, accordingly, is Harry’s next assignment.

Temptation on the Warfront (alizarincrims0n, 180k): At the start of their Horcrux hunt, Remus deposits Draco on the step of Grimmauld Place, stating that Draco has defected. Although the trio is naturally suspicious of him at first, Draco ends up joining them on their quest.

Let Me See You Stripped (Down to the Bone) (traintracks, 24k): Harry and Draco are strippers who are paired up to dance together. Their strip club has a no fraternization policy, but they’re quite creative, so they make it work.

The Boy Who Only Lived Twice (lettered, 54k): Harry’s an Unspeakable and has fallen in love with his partner, despite not knowing his true identity. Draco is in love with Harry and is pursuing him hard.

Life Is a Twice Written Scroll (lauren3210, 23k): Their eighth year at Hogwarts, Draco is discouraged with the state of his life and imagines what would have happened if he had done one thing differently; he’s shocked to wake up the next day and find himself living in a world where he had made that particular choice. He explores different realities that hinge on a single choice, and finds himself drawn to Harry time and time again. It has a sequel, of sorts, which is also incredibly beautiful.

Another Mask Behind You (lettered, 116k):  Draco’s a prostitute and has invented a potion that blurs his features just enough to mask his identity, and Harry unwittingly hires him.

Other Favorites That I Would be Remiss Not to Mention

All Our Secrets Laid Bare (firethesound, 149k): After Draco’s Auror partners keep disappearing, Harry is forced to work with him. Harry tries to investigate him without getting distracted by his epic adorableness, but alas, his impulse control is as poor as ever.

At Your Service (Faith Wood, 96k):  It’s their eighth year at Hogwarts, and a series of suspicious events makes Harry suspect that Draco is up to something.

How to Handle an Enemy & Turnabout is Fair Play (who_la_hoop, 18k together): The Slytherins play truth or dare, and Draco ends up in over his head.

IDK My BFF Hermione? (lettered, 19k): Draco is going wild- he’s wearing eyeliner, leather, and silver jewelry, he’s dancing on tables, he’s fucking in public, and worst of all, he just won’t get out of Harry’s head.

In Death’s Dream Kingdom (Kedavranox, 7.5k): Although this fic destroyed me, it’s so gorgeous that it’s still a favorite. It’s nonlinear, so scenes of Draco and Harry’s loving domesticity are interspersed with their current anguish.

In the Company of a Rubber Duck (bidsofshore, 35k): Part of Draco’s community service requires him to spend an hour a day as a random item in someone’s house. He ends up as a rubber duck in Harry’s bath, to both of their chagrin. 

Kiss a Boy in London Town (and Other Intimate Misadventures of a Society Whore) (Femme, 36k): Draco’s a successful prostitute, which allows his family to remain financially comfortable. Things only become messy when Harry hires Draco without knowing his true identity. 

Kiss Me (Under the Light of a Thousand Stars) (@sophiefrench77, 115k): Draco was sent to Azkaban after the war. After Harry finds out that Draco has yet to be released, he frees him and brings Draco to come live with him while he recovers.

Leo Inter Serpentes (Aeternum, 528k so far): It’s a brilliant retelling of all the books with a Slytherin!Harry.

Make Me a Headline (I Want to be That Bold) (@dictacontrion, 31k): Draco’s editor in chief of the Daily Prophet, and comes across a picture of Harry blowing someone else. He decides to extort him for a date, as one does.

Mental (Sara Holmes, 196k): An eighth year fic in which Harry and Draco are accidentally linked by a Legilimency bond and can hear each other’s thoughts. Although they initially resist it, they soon find themselves closer than they ever expected.

Nobody’s Ever Died of a Broken Heart (Frayach, 10k): Harry’s trying to figure out how to move on with his life after suffering an agonizing loss. 

On the Couch (Frayach, 26k): This is told from the perspective of Draco’s therapist. Draco’s wife urged him to attend therapy for their intimacy issues, although Draco is extremely resistant to treatment. Seeing Draco and his relationship with Harry through an outside observer’s eyes is fascinating! 

Plums (Frayach, 7k): Despite both being married and living almost completely separate lives, Harry and Draco have been in a Master/slave relationship for years. In this one realm, their relationship is exquisitely intimate; however, they barely acknowledge each other outside of this, and don’t even know if they can, as they are both so embedded in their roles. It’s probably the most thought-provoking fic I’ve ever read, and has stimulated hours of debate. However, I urge you to please read the warnings beforehand, because it is extremely graphic and intense, and will likely be too much for many people to read. 

Potential Gravity (zeitgeistic, 32k): Draco and Harry are Auror partners and best friends. When Draco informs Harry that he’s transferring to Lebanon, Harry panics and is forced to confront the feelings he’s always tried to keep hidden.

Rather Than Love (birdsofshore, 7k): Harry agrees to take Veritaserum before he and Draco go out to a Muggle club. While surrounded by admirers, Draco asks Harry questions about their love life, making him admit how much he loves when Draco assumes control over him.

Right Hand Red (lumosed_quill, 73k): Their eighth year at Hogwarts, Harry and Draco find themselves drawn to each other like a moth to a flame. Their attraction is exacerbated by the many party games the eighth years keep throwing, which force them into close contact with each other again and again.

Sex, Lies, and Veritaserum (lettered, 18k): Draco and Harry are married, and Draco spikes their wine with Veritaserum so they have to speak openly about their deepest, most intimate fantasies.

Stop All the Clocks (This is the Last Time I’m Leaving Without You) (firethesound, 45k): You watch as they start off hate shagging, each unwilling to admit they want more. You watch them become Auror partners and fall in love and start a life together, and then you watch Harry struggle to pick up the pieces when their happiness suddenly shatters.

Tea and No Sympathy (who_la_hoop, 70k): Draco is stuck in a time loop that forces him to live through the same scenario every day. He goes from panicked to “Ha, I can do whatever the fuck I want!” to desperate, and he keeps falling more in love with Harry.

The Fall of the Veils (lettered, 61k): The veils between the magical and Muggle worlds collapse, causing Muggles to learn about the existence of Wizards. After a long period of war, they’ve reached a tentative era of peace, one that Harry’s determined to upkeep.

The Light More Beautiful (firethesound, 81k): Things go a little differently during their sixth year, and after a heated hook up in the Potions classroom, Harry helps Draco escape from the Death Eaters. Draco returns to London years later and is both thrilled and infuriated when he’s immediately thrown back into Harry’s life.

To Be Where I’m Going (In the Sunshine of Your Love) (@theboywholivcd, 19k):  After attending rival high schools, Harry and Draco end up on the same college swim team. They slowly become close, and as their friendship deepens, Harry finds himself falling in love with Draco. After graduation, they go on a road trip across the country, and Harry can’t help hoping for more.

Touch Me Fall (lumosed_quill, 23k): Draco’s working as a prostitute, and Harry hires him to try to get him out of his system. It works about as well as you’d expect.

‘Twas Brillig (Queenie_Mab, 74k): In this fic, we watch as Harry comes out, gets an amicable divorce from Ginny, and finds himself irrevocably drawn to a sexy, confident Draco. Harry also helps Al (Alice here) with her own journey as they read Alice in Wonderland together and Harry comes to accept that Alice is trans.

Twist of Fate (OakStone730, 302k): Harry and Draco get together fourth year but want to keep their relationship private, so they stage public fights (which are the ones you see in the books). Their journey will break your heart but then piece it back together again.

Worlds Apart (QueenyMidas, 31k): A nonmagical AU in which Harry and Draco’s characters in World of Warcraft meet, and their initial animosity soon gives way to flirting and sexting. They’re both unaware that the boy on the other side of the screen is their high school rival.

Yours is the Earth (Hold On, Hold On) (chickenlivesinpumpkin, 127k): Draco is taken over by a creature, and he has to watch it use his body to commit atrocities without being able to stop it. But when it threatens Harry’s life, Draco begins to fight back.

anonymous asked:

do you have any drarry recs?

thank you for this ask!!!! as it so happens, yes, i do. i’m a bit frustrated, because i feel like a lot of my favorites aren’t here, but i guess i can work more on this list later. i hope you enjoy them as much as me.

bolded with an asterisk are my favorites. super favorites are bolded with an asterisk and capslocked. not all of them have warnings, only some. i spared you guys the darkest, most fucked up ones, since i know they’re not for everyone. also: the majority of these would probably be rated R/NC-17. total of recs: 79.

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