is easily going to be one of my favorite authors if not my favorite once i read more of his stuff

soul-rin-natsu  asked:

Can you recommend any klance fics?.

I can definitely recommend lots of klance fics. As in, lots lots. I am not completely sure what you are looking for/what you have already read though, so I’m just gonna list some of my favorite authors with some of my favorite fics. 

Quick additional info: there are no explicit fics on here, though some are rated mature. All of the stories have klance as their only ship but since I intended this to be author recs rather than fic recs, I will mention what kinds of other ships appear in other fics. 

Now then, here you go, in no particular order:

manamune

- Crossroads (106k): not quite canon verse, not quite AU - check the summary

- Plunged (6k): canon verse, Lance teaches Keith how to swim

Roommates (6k): modern AU, Artist!Keith, Photographer!Lance, exactly what the title says

This author’s writing is amazingly smooth and I particularly enjoy their Keith. Crossroads was my favorite fic for a long, long time until I found some others that were just as good :D [this author also wrote some nsfw and sheith]

magisterpavus 

- He Who Fights Monsters (65k): AU, there are dragons

This author has a style of writing that makes you forget that time exists. Like, you read their stories, look up 2 hours later and go “what the hell I only just started reading 5 minutes ago”. Their fics are pretty action-heavy but the romance part never falls short. [they wrote a lot of nsfw, their newest fic is shklance]

mackerelmademedoit

- Entangled (102k): canon verse, Keith and Lance get mind-melded

- Right-hand Man (4k): canon verse, Keith approaches Lance after the end of season 2 to talk about their roles from now on

Amazing characterizations here. I particularly enjoyed the OS because it seemed like something that genuinely could happen like this in canon… sadly I don’t think it will, but one can dream, right :’D Also amazing art! [they wrote some nsfw]

redburn

- it had to be you (9k): modern AU, Keith and Lance are professors, lots of flirting

- Echoes In Your Mind (7k): canon verse, Keith is turning Galra

- let the whole world know (4k): modern AU, soulmates AU

I honestly don’t know why I like this author so much? Probably because they can squeeze an entire story into less than 10k words, complete with character development and appearances from friends etc. I liked many more of their OS but there are just so many, you should check it out for yourself. [they wrote some nsfw and shallura]

varelsen

- Not That Bad (68k): modern AU, socially anxious!Keith, lots and lots of fluff

- just like that (10k): canon verse, Lance struggles with his crush on Keith

this author just? makes reading feel so good? so relaxing?? Their style is focused on conveying emotions and flows really nicely, I strongly recommend to give it a try. [their newest story is nsfw and includes lancelot]

battleshidge (Amiria_Raven)

- Drive Me Crazy (8k): modern AU, lots of flirting and stupid pick-up lines

- Next Level (33k; WIP): modern AU, online gaming, they know each other but they don’t know that they know each other

The style of writing is really, really good and I love how everyone’s friendships get portrayed. The author is also pretty good at writing conflicted emotions. [they wrote some shallura and shidge]

aknightley

- it’s all in my head (8k): canon verse, mind meld

This author is super good with emotions. You always end up feeling what the characters are feeling and I’d definitely recommend going through their other fics as well - once again, there are just so many that I won’t list them all. [they wrote some nsfw and shallura]

lemoninagin

- You Can Fog Up My Windows Anytime (3k): modern AU, all the awkward flirting

Another author that has a fantastic style of writing and portrays the characters really well. Also another author that wrote so many good things that I can’t possibly put them all on here. [they wrote some nsfw, sheith, shklance, shallura- lots of stuff, check the tags]

MilkTeaMiku

- Moonset Deep (50k, WIP): mermaid AU, lance is the mermaid

- The Quiet (40k, WIP): ghost AU, lance is the ghost

- 7 Days Series (pt 1 - 30k, pt 2 - 30k, pt 3 - 4k): canon verse, lance/keith get turned into babies

Amazing writing, plot-orientated. Don’t let that fool you though, the emotions never fall short. [they wrote some shallura, shance and other ships - also their fics aren’t rated. the ones listed are entirely sfw]

Zizzani

- Drive It Like You Mean It (94k): modern AU, street racing AU, it gets pretty intense later

This writer has a really fluent and nice style of writing and they somehow manage to easily let lots of characters interact. Everyone feels extremely in character and nothing feels forced. Also I know nothing about cars and yet their fics belong to my favorites, so give it a try. [they wrote some shallura]

shipstiel

- Of Don Juan And Elvis (3k): modern AU, soulmate AU

- Barbie Girl (2k): modern AU, soulmate AU, continuation

I’m not sure whether it’s just me but no matter what fic of them I read, they always feel– soft. Easy. Something good for in-between. One of their fics (not the ones listed here) has some pretty heavy topics in it and yet I still feel like that. [they wrote some shallura]

Gigapoodle

- A Moment in the Snow (3k): canon verse, Galra!Keith, snowball fights, fluff

- Carpe Diems and Chrysanthemums (14k): modern AU, hanahaki disease, trans Lance, angst with a happy ending

- A Quarter Past Midnight (14k): canon verse, trans Keith, angst with a happy ending

This author is amazing at writing angst. It just always hits you right in the feels. Like damn. I adore their writing so much but ho boy I was too scared to click the one Chara Death fic they wrote. I couldn’t do that to myself, the two longer OS that I listed here already gave me enough feelings. [they wrote some shallura]

Trashness 

- Nightmares (15k): canon verse, sleeping together, as in snuggling, fluff

- Costumed Identities (42k): modern AU, cosplay AU, they know each other but they don’t know they know each other

This author writes Keith’s and Lance’s interactions really nicely. They also never fail to make me smile/laugh with their fics, they are all really cute!! Lots of light heartened stuff here.

SKayLanphear

- Running Flat (11k): canon verse, thought sharing, lance is trying to figure out who has the crush on him

- A Commutal Contract (24k, WIP): canon verse, bed sharing

I really really really enjoy this author’s Lance!! He feels incredibly in character and I swear I can see him act in canon just like he does in the fics. Their style of writing is fluent, nice and adapts really well to the situation.


[I also really enjoy witty_name’s and freshia’s fics, both of whom usually put background shallura into their fics though so I couldn’t list them here]


Aaaand that’s it for now! :D If you have a specific length/specific topics/specific ratings in mind for what you want to read, feel free to send another message!! You can also visit the fic rec tag on my blog, maybe you’ll find something else there.

/EDIT: now there is a part two with some other of my favorite fics

in-a-garden-astonished  asked:

So, I've stumbled down the rabbit hole after HTTYD2, and I need an introduction to the fandom - any places/fics/blogs you recommend I start with?

OH WOW that’s a tall order! Okay, prepare for a long post!

First off, let me give you a great big “HI!” on the fandom’s behalf. Happy to see new faces!

NOW onto the huge list of stuff.

PLACES:

I’m sure I’m missing out on some important ones, but I honestly mostly stay on tumblr.

FANFICTION:

Now, keep in mind, I don’t actually read that much fanfiction. I write a lot more than I read. BUT, here are a few of my very favorites:

  • Logic of Steel by Fjord Mustang: a really great blend of movieverse and bookverse that had me smiling and laughing the whole time, although it has some real substance to it.
  • To Soar into the Sunset: A Night Fury’s Odd Memoir by Fjord Mustang: This has to be one of my all-time favorites. I’ve re-read it like three times. It’s basically HtTYD from Toothless’ perspective, but rather than just retell the story, it adds a whole lot of depth to the characters, and explores some unseen moments. 
  • Hitchups by The Antic Repartee: I mentioned this one earlier. It’s very good, but insanely long. When I said I read it in two days, I wasn’t just reading a little bit at a time, I was literally sitting down for hours with this thing for a solid two days. It’s longer than a lot of novels I’ve read. I will admit that I disagree with some of the characterization, and some parts weren’t really my fav, but the writing and worldbuilding is so fantastic, I’ll ignore my squabbles. Read it and decide for yourself, just make sure you have plenty of time to read.
  • Becoming Lífþrasir by Midoriko-Sama: This is one I found only recently (and that’s saying something, it’s probably the only new fic I’ve read in years), and it’s very good. It is a “what if Hiccup actually left Berk” AU. It uses some ideas that I would classify as tropes because a lot of people use them, but to date, this is one of only a couple fics that have actually pulled them off well, in my opinion. Great characterizations, particularly of Hiccup and Stoick, and features some of the book characters, or reprises thereof.
  • The Past is the Present by almne: this is hands down, my favorite modern au in the entire HtTYD fandom. Brilliant writing is for once not my favorite thing about it (although it is brilliant), because the conceptual ideas, setting, and worldbuilding actually made me giddy and drool. A DISCLAIMER, however: it was never actually finished. The main story arch of the fic is complete, so feel free to read it, but it does end mid-though, if you will, and could be continued easily if ever the author comes back.

…Those are the ones that come to mind off the top of my head. Unfortunately, I can think of a ton more that I can’t remember the title or author of, because I am absolutely wretched at favoriting/bookmarking/tagging fics that I like. My go-to method of finding good fics without having to wade through the sewage that is the daily fanfiction fodder is to fine a really good story, go to that author’s page, and look through their stories and their favorites. 

BLOGS:

Okay, I dearly hope I’m not missing anyone. This is the list of httyd blogs I follow - some are completely httyd content, others are personal blogs with a lot of httyd posts, like me. If I missed someone, it’s probably because while I follow a few other blogs in the fandom, not all of them post a lot of httyd. I tried to keep it mostly httyd here.

The Analysts/writers: avannakhiilikedragonsnefertsukia 

The Artists: jackthevulturetoodledeedookadeartdreamsoffoolsgaltenoble, derpfirebitter-pink, artydeskigusakatkosmotisblack, kiasherria,  blackrose108nightfuerydragodidnothingwrongallonsyraeraelightning-and-death-itself,

The All-Around: qwertyfonz, thehttydblogthebrookeofdragonseretsonoferetpeachdoxiehalleluyall, howtotrainyourbabyboo, shortylegoicelandiceel, justoffravenpointdragontameroutoftimesinging-suppersam-murott, larahorrendoushaddockiiitoothcupfandom,  avatarsarnytroubleinthewarrenvigilantedragonladyguardianofscrewinguphiccupsapprenticehaddockofberkshayna7767fyeahhowtotrainyourdragondreamwurksinhonoredgloryjimikii,

Some amazing peeps who work at Dreamworks: rufftoonchocosweetetherealsvenkris0ten

This is, to my knowledge, the official blog: howtotrainyourdragon

flounderandflail  asked:

Hi! I really like your blog, your metas are very well done and interesting. The one about where everything is was extremely helpful. I've started working through your fic recs too. Also so do you know good ones about thranduil/legolas' mom? Thanks !

Hi!  Thank you for the lovely compliments and I’m glad you like my meta! I had a lot of fun with the places of Middle-Earth one and it actually helped me solidify a lot of stuff in my mind as well, by forcing me to double check that I had everything right, so it was a double win!

And yes!  I have enjoyed some really good fic about Thranduil/Legolas’ mother–though, I will warn ahead of time that much of what I read is more family oriented, that I only get super interested once Legolas is in the picture himself or if it’s focused on the plot stuff of Thranduil moving to Greenwood. So, most of my recs will be a balance of Thranduil/Legolas’ mother and a stronger connection to the canon characters!

- My favorite take on Legolas’ mother is The Crane Wife by Trebia, where the author took Finwe’s second daughter Irime (later called Lalwen–thus she’s also Feanor’s half-sister, Galadriel’s aunt, etc.) and created this incredible story for her, since she’s kind of just forgotten after she crossed the Helcaraxe. She finds her way to Greenwood eventually and it’s really more her story than Thranduil/Lalwen, but that part of the story is satisfying as well.  It’s a gorgeous read and she’s such a strong character and I got really, really attached to this idea!  Plus, wow, the author 100% sold me on Thranduil marrying a Noldo (a daughter of Finwe, no less! though, to be fair, it’s more the Feanorians that many really have a problem with, plus, Lalwen’s mother was Vanyarin, so) and it was so good.

- Ich Dien by MissFaust has a great take on Legolas’ mother and is more movie-based, but does a fantastic job of putting book!Thranduil and movie!Thranduil that much closer together in spirit.  Meaning, I can see the adaptation of him in the movie and see him as being closer to his book self (in more general terms) and the whole fic is fantastic.  It was written pre-BOTFA, so it’s entirely Jossed, but I felt the movies could have gone that way and Legolas’ mother is this balance of being fragile but having a hella strong personality even when she’s sick and it’s FAMILY FEELS EVERYWHERE, plus some fantastic moments with her husband.

- The House of the Golden Flower by vericus is another one where I really enjoyed the author’s take on Legolas’ mother, where she’s the twin sister of Glorfindel (no wait come back it’s really good I swear–!) who retreated into herself after the death of her brother but was looked after by other Elves, until Glorfindel is sent back (but doesn’t yet remember himself, in this fic) and she deals with her own personality returning plus falling in love with Thranduil. And I am always here for Thranduil and Glorfindel having a friendship, but it’s got some great Thranduil/Legolas’ mother stuff in there, too!

- My Nauglamir by Jodlet is one that I admit to skimming until chapter 4, because I was waiting for Legolas to show up (who is fucking DARLING in this fic as he’s a spoiled rotten little troll practically from birth and it makes him all the cuter) but the first half of the fic is all Thranduil/OC and it’s super cute and charming from what I’ve read of it!

- I like the version of Thranduil’s wife in Ardent Shine the Stars by MissAranel, though, I will warn that this version of Legolas is not going to be for everyone!  He’s tiny and fragile when he’s first born, he’s easily tired and not growing as quickly as he should, but it works for me because he’s still got a hell of a headstrong personality and the author is totally onboard with him eventually growing up tall and strong, as we see him in the canon.  Legolas’ mother is really interesting in this fic, she’s less serene than a lot of versions, she’s fiery and has a temper and is super mad at Celebrian for a long time, but she’s also a very caring and sweet mother and there’s some lovely Thranduil/wife stuff in it.

- With ellisk’s writing, I pretty much skip straight to chapter 3, which is when the kids are around more (as I like bb!Legolas’s childhood era stuff the most!) but I remember skimming part one and part two of her series and there was a lot of Thranduil/Legolas’ mother in the beginnings of their relationship.  There’s a big cast of characters, the fics aren’t centered around any one specific character or relationship, but if you want to skim for the relationship stuff, you can totally do that!  This is my favorite universe for the characters, this author’s is probably the best I’ve found for how I see book!Thranduil (who is intimidating, scary, and strict, but is also openly loving and fair-minded even through his hella scary temper), as well as Legolas’ mother is alive throughout the series, even if she’s not as prominent in later chapters.  She’s always there and doing stuff, though!

- I also liked The Seeds of Time by daw the minstrel, but it’s more about Legolas’ mother as a mother, rather than her relationship with Thranduil. She dies fairly early on in Legolas’ childhood, but this fic is all about her watching as her sons are growing up (though, Legolas is still little yet) and I remember really liking it a lot.