manic intent

saundrasays  asked:

Hello! Can you or anyone else in the hartwin trash heap help me with fics? I was hoping anyone could rec me some really good fics and even blogs or fic blogs to follow. I was hoping you could help or even point me in the right direction? I have been specifically looking for fix it harry hart lives with Eggsy not taking it too well? Thanks in advance and have a lovely day!

I’ve tried answering this twice and each time my internet crapped out and I lost all the progress I made on this answer. I’m cursed, I swear.


Let’s start with blogs. Blog are important.

For writers, there are a lot! Obviously I won’t be able to list everyone here, but hopefully some of my fellow authors can point you in the right direction!

And it goes as follows: @missbeckywrites @listentotheshityousay @elletromil @insanereddragon @hartwinorlose @notbrogues @kingsmanhartwin (both the original and the new one, Nickygp and LadyEmrys respectively) @annaofaza @zombiisheep @persephoneggsy @galahard @sententiousandbellicose

For strictly fics, there’s the usually AO3 specific blogs such as: @ao3feed-hartwin @ao3feed-kingsman

Now onto fic recs! I have some already pre-made (and found a few others) which I’ll list before I move onto your specific request!

Harry Lives But Eggsy Isn’t Taking Him Being Alive/Being a Kingsman Too Well Fic Rec

Breathless (A Tale of Eggsy Unwin) by @xxjinchuurikixx​ (Complete, Explicit)

**In which Harry Hart returns to confuse the shit out of Eggsy, and make his life a bit of rough.**

Kingsmaker by @manic-intent (Complete, Explicit)

“Eggsy, I really don’t think-“ Merlin began, and stopped, because at that very moment, Eggsy walked right into a lamp post.

Across the street, at a sidewalk corner cafe, reading a paper, sandwich part-eaten on a plate, sleek, long legs crossed neatly under the table, was Harry Hart.

make a true believer by kafkian (Complete, Explicit)

In which it takes more than just an apology to rebuild trust after Harry comes back from the dead.

Blood of an Englishman by @mongoose-bite (Complete, Explicit, Personal Fave) 

Or, the one in which Harry is officially dead, actually a wizard, occasionally a small dog, and utterly unable to keep his distance from his young successor.

Lagavulin and Guinness by Snarfle (Complete, Explicit)

Plenty of people had looked down on Eggsy throughout his life. He had gotten fairly used to it. Didn’t mean it was fair, but he knew how these things worked. What really sucked was that the new Arthur was worse than the old one.

“Eggsy grimaced. He didn’t know how to explain to Harry – who seemed like he hadn’t been discriminated against a day in his life – that the new Arthur kept giving him what amounted to suicide missions, and that he was currently bleeding out in a warehouse because of the deliberately bad intel she had given him.”

Hope that helps!!

anonymous asked:

Please can you make a rec list of the best grammander fics? I'm trawling my way through the tag but would love to see your favourites. Thank you!

Alrighty! This has been a long time coming, but here we go, in no particular order, a handful of my favourite gramander fics.

Basic Instincts by manic_intent @manic-intent

“Are you an Auror?”

“No. I’m a magizoologist.”

Graves exhaled, exasperated. “A what? Is this a rescue or are you a hostage?”

“Sort of neither,” Newt admitted.

The heaviest weight of all by EvaBelmort (warnings for suicidal themes)

“I’m very sorry,” Seraphina Picquery said quietly, her imperious mask softening to show genuine regret. “I hope you understand that, under the circumstances, we simply cannot afford to have you continue in your role as Director.”

Percival Graves cleared his throat once, and then nodded. “I understand. The Director has to be above reproach, and I am potentially compromised.” He felt his mouth twist without his permission, and smoothed his expression again.

Case In Point by kissingandcrying

Seraphina’s winding her finger in circles above her cup of coffee. The small, wooden stirring stick is moving lazily beneath it. She fixes Graves with a look and says, “Goldstein seems convinced that the case is what Scamander uses to transport his magical creatures in.”

“I’m not sure, but it doesn’t seem too much of a stretch. He’s…” and with a quick roll of his eyes skywards in search of a more appropriate word, says, “unconventional.”

A.K.A - Mr. Scamander runs an old zoo for magical creatures in New York. MACUSA’s very best is sent to clear up it’s issues.

Flame by esama @esamastation

Newt isn’t very well suited for war and Graves isn’t very well suited for peace.

Masquerade by prosodiical

MACUSA’s annual New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball is the largest, most magical event of the year - and Newt, dressed to the nines and miserably bored, really just wants to leave.

But when a handsome man in a wampus mask comes to his rescue, Newt finds himself very quickly swept away. 

Accidental Soulmates by Anonymous (incomplete)

What if polyjuice copies everything from the original person, including soulmarks/soulbonds etc. For most people when they revert back to themselves their own bond overpowers the temporary one made when under the potion. But Grindelwald is one of the few who doesn’t have his own mark so after he triggers Graves and Newts bond he doesn’t have anything to override it when he becomes himself again. So while Graves and Newt are definitely soulmates, Newt and Grindelwald kind of are as well now and no one knows quite what to do.

Graves can talk to magical beasts… no really by Anonymous (incomplete)

Maybe he was cursed or it’s a family trait but Graves can talk to magical beasts and can understand them when they talk back to him. He keeps this ability a secret but ever since he started hanging around Newt there have been a lot more creatures around and they are all very talkative and Graves can only come up with so many explanations as to why he is conversations with magical beasts. 

Grindelwald / Graves / Newt ABO by Anonymous (warning for mentions of dubcon)

Newt Scamander is an omega, though various experiments with the venom of different magical creatures have provided him with a strong suppressant that makes him smell like a beta. Unluckily for Newt, alpha!Grindelwald isn’t so easily fooled. He recognizes Newt as an omega as soon as Tina brings him in. A little bit of lying and a staged death leave Grindelwald free to dump Newt at his hideout with the disoriented alpha!Graves.

Now, if Grindelwald and Graves both bond with Newt, Grindelwald will not only have a coveted omega in his power, he’ll also have the most powerful auror this side of the atlantic at his call. So Grindelwald does what any ambitious dark lord would do - he starts a threesome.

John Green has stated multiple times that his works are intended to subvert or destroy the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope. And that because his intention was subversion, to read his female characters as MPDGs is erroneous and tone-deaf.

The problem is, John Green also believes in the Death of the Author. He has repeatedly said that authorial intent should not matter; that his stories “belong” to the readers, and can be interpreted as the reader so chooses.

So John Green can’t write a flighty, flirty, sunny, cute female character who is lacking in agency, negativity, or complexity, and then dive behind a barrack marked “authorial intent”. Even if his intention was to subvert the MPDG trope, many people interpret his works as a straight playing of that trope, and by his own admission alternate takes on his work are encouraged and valid.

And in general, authorial intent is not an absolution from problematic interpretations. If your book has a really clearly iffy undercurrent, one that many people see, that undercurrent is real and important to discuss. Authorial intent does not pluck the interpretation and implications from our heads. The work itself inspired those thoughs, and will continue to.

Many of Green’s female protagonists can be read as Manic Pixie blah blahs. If he meant to subvert the trope, he missed the mark. Many attempts at subverting the MPDG have similarly failed: Clementine in Eternal Sunshine, Ruby Sparks, Natalie Portman’s Garden State character, etc; all were intended to subtly comment on the MPDG trope. But all were misinterpreted by scores of straight boys and girls as actual ideal images of womanhood. So the subversion fucking failed.
Bad Business - manic_intent - Persona 5 [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

One shot, Iwashu, Persona 5, E-rated. Prompt: Sugar Daddy AU, Yakuza!Iwai x max guts!Akira. Excerpt:

“Shit. Kai said you were a kid, but you really are fuckin’ young.”

“Where’s Kai?”

“Workin’, if he knows what’s good for him.” The stranger sat in an easy sprawl at the bench, at arm’s reach, his elbows pressed over his knees. “All right, kid. Where the hell did you steal those gems from?”

“You’re Kai’s boss?” Akira hazarded a guess.

“Answer the question.”

“Why should I? I don’t know who you are. You could be an undercover cop.”

“Heh. Kai was right about that too. You’ve got some fuckin’ balls.” The stranger held out a hand. “Iwai. Kai’s boss.”

“Look, Tony, are you sure it’s safe to-”
“Of course it is. You’re wearing goggles, I’m wearing gloves, we’re the epitome of lab safety.”
Later, covered in soot and ash: “What was that?”
“Shut up.”

Tony’s slightly manic look wasn’t intentional, but I thought it was fitting. Since my Pride month consisted mainly of Supernatural so far, let’s change it up a little! Day 6: Discovery.

Live Read 7 - THOR/TONY FICS


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flowercrownsandbooks  asked:

So hey! I found and read most of your Illya/Napoleon works on AO3, but it's really hard to find good ones. Have any recs that I could request?

I have to admit I don’t read nearly as many Napollya fics as I’d like and I’m definitely missing some fantastic stories here, but based purely on what I have read, here’s what I have to recommend.

First, anything by sospes and merle-p, manic-intent has also written some gorgeous fandom classics I recommend checking out.

A few individual recs:

1. and suddenly I was a lilac sky by thebrotherswinchester is my absolute fandom favourite out of all the Napollya fic I’ve read. Beautiful slow build with a scattering of all your favourite h/c and angsty moments.

2. loyalty unyielding by oxymoronic, gorgeously written and emotionally intense, an amazing us-against-them story where the pair, for all intents and purposes, elope after Rome.

3. all that you have wished for, i know will come your way by janine_tangerine, an incredibly sweet and heartwarming story where Napoleon spoils Illya and accidentally falls in love, there is so much thought and feeling woven into the narrative, and Napoleon sneakily treating Illya to all the wonderful things he deserves is just too cute for words.

4. future affinity by ceredin is a terrific piece of characterisation and h/c where Napoleon has to deal with a freezing Illya. It’s so incredibly down-to-earth and handles more vulnerable and interesting moments between the two absolutely wonderfully.

5. In That Sleep Of Death (What Dreams Will Come) by allthekingsmen, a heartbreaking Inception AU that is beautifully atmospheric and well-written.

6. Pressure Points by sospes, a heavy dose of h/c and angst that is emotionally intense and perfectly told

the force awakens fic recs

I’ve been happily drowning in the fandom for a while now and have found some lovelies I thought I would share <3.

Top Favorites

B-A-N-A-N-A by @hoosierbitch
Five sleepless nights in the life of Poe Dameron: hotshot pilot, professional hand-holder, droid rescuer, hopeless romantic, and accidental insomniac.
Poe/Finn/Rey | T | 11,655 words | 6 chapters | complete

BB-Gate by @ignitethestars and @gizkasparadise
Jessika and Rey attempt to solve one of the galaxy’s greatest mysteries: was BB-8 giving a thumb’s up or the middle finger?
Jessika/Rey | G | 5,147 words | 1 chapter | complete

Best Way To Begin the Day by ladyknight27
Jess hates mornings, but begins to find them more tolerable when Rey starts joining her for breakfast.  Feelings ensue.
Jessika/Rey | G | 4,208 words | 2 chapters | complete

the fourth thing by @pagalini
She knows three things. She is small and scared and they are all she has here on this sun-scorched planet with its big sky and bigger horizons.One, her name (Rey). Two, her age (six). Three – they’ll come back (they will). They have to.
Poe/Finn/Rey | E | 9,390 words | 3 chapters | ongoing

Interludes: A Series of Moments in Poe Dameron’s Life by ladygabe
A series of ficlets focusing on Poe Dameron at various times during his life.
Finn/Poe | G | 5,742 words | 4 works | ongoing

one hell of a mess by @realitycheckbounced
based on stormpiloting’s headcanon: “okay so i love poe stressing finn out with how unbearably cool and suave he is but honestly i live for finn turning poe into an awkwardly nervous wreck” - Finn cannot deal with this. Poe hasn’t even began dealing with this.
Finn/Poe | G | 5,097 words | 1 chapter | complete

Petrichor by @manic-intent
“Shouldn’t you be taking it easy?” Finn lowered his vibroblade, turning on his heel, and he grinned as Poe ambled over in his measured flyboy swagger. Damn but Finn sometimes wished that he could walk like that, like he could take any punches that the ‘verse wanted to throw and still come up tops. Finn had tried practicing once, in the room that the Resistance had given him after he’d woken up in the med-bay, but he had only managed to awkwardly trip over his own feet and had bruised his hip against his desk.
Finn/Poe | E | 75,123 words | 22 chapters | complete

Three by whiteraven1606
Follows Poe Dameron, Finn, and Rey on a journey into OT3 goodness. Focus on PTSD, recovery, culture clashes, and relationships with budding Jedi. Oh, and little Stormtroopers.
Poe/Finn/Rey | T | 31,516 words | 6 works | ongoing

Honorable Mentions

Darkblooms and Cactus-flowers by @featherquillpen
Rey doesn’t know how to properly court a lady of the Resistance. Leia (sort of) helps.
Jessika/Rey | G | 485 words | 1 chapter | complete

Never Learned by @roswell-talk
There were things his mother never told him, like how to leave home.
Poe/Finn | G | 1,360 words | 1 chapter | complete

Song for a fifth child by @deputychairman
The Force isn’t the only kind of power.
Leia/Han, Finn/Poe | G | 5,978 words | 1 chapter | complete

stars hide your fires by serceleste
Finn understands what it means, the way Poe looks at him sometimes; he thinks he knows what Poe wants. Sometimes Finn thinks he wants that, too, but then he looks at Rey and he thinks maybe he wants it with her instead, and it all gets very confusing.
Poe/Finn/Rey | T | 9,220 words | 1 chapter | complete

(And as always, I also have condensed rec lists here and even more bookmarked on AO3)
Vanilla Human Problems - by manic_intent

Prompt: “AU where Tony isn’t Iron Man. He’s a consultant for the avengers, so they still live in his tower, he still builds/improves their gear, but he never invented Iron Man. He’s still close to the team, and is still a genius, so as the non-superhero member, he gets kidnapped. A lot. The team becomes increasingly protective of Tony.”

Rating: Explicit

Thoughts: This was cute. A little weird thinking of Tony without Iron man, but cute.
The Gambler
By Organization for Transformative Works

Author: manic_intent
Title: The Gambler
Pairing(s): Illya/Napoleon
Summary: Illya curled his lip, and walked into the bar, his spurs tapping on the scratched wood. No one bothered to waste the energy to study him, and he sat down at the bar without inviting comment, ordering a beer. The barman took his money without any real enthusiasm, and poured Illya a pint of barely drinkable warm beer. Illya tugged down the brim of his gray Stetson, hiding his eyes, and forced himself to take a sip. Thirst didn’t make the beer any easier to choke down, but Illya was here on business, and it was poor manners to shake the barman for information without actually first buying a drink.

He unfolded a ragged piece of paper from the pocket of his jacket, smoothing it out on the counter. It was a Wanted poster, with a crude drawing of a man with a bandit mask and a white hat, and the faint hint of dark hair. There was no name under the poster, and only a curt description - six feet tall, male, broad shoulders, white, last seen in a black shirt and black pants, riding a gray horse. Wanted: For a couple of bank heists and a train robbery.
Rating: R
Warning(s): - 
Word Count: 3,346

After reading the amazing fic Catechism by Manic Intent over on AO3, I had to draw some angel! avengers.  And then it turned into this.

I really wanted to draw their wings bigger, but the picture would have been nothing but feathers then.  If I get really inspired I might color this, but I’m kind of doubting it (I’ve got a lot of work to do on my kickstarter, and job hunting, now that I don’t have the security net of grad school….)

speaking of kickstarter….

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With Compliments
By Organization for Transformative Works

Author: manic_intent
Title: With Compliments
Pairing(s): Bilbo/Thorin
Summary: “Would you stop staring,” Bilbo hissed, for the fifth time since service had started. “He’s not about to growhorns.”Bofur looked guiltily away from the door, and scuttled back over to the tail end of appetiser prep. “Just checkin’ if he liked the amuse-bouche.”“Well,” Bilbo scowled, “We have an entire restaurant to feed, not just Mister Durin, and Lobelia’s in a fine mood tonight, so if I don’t keep you at prep, she’lllight your tail with the blowtorch, I don’t wonder.”
Rating: NC-17
Warning(s): - 
Word Count: 4,048
Sequel:  Season to Taste