manic intent

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.

Percival Graves/Newt - Basic Instincts

TitleBasic Instincts

Author: manic_intent (AO3)

Rating: Explicit (NC-17)

Fandom: Fantastic Beasts

Word Count: ~49k

Warnings: alpha/omega AU, knotting, bottom!newt

Summary: “Scamander.” Graves frowned to himself. For someone who was supposedly in a bad rut, he seemed perfectly in control. “Your accent, it’s British. Any relation to Theseus Scamander? Head of the DMLE?”

“I’m his younger brother.”

“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.

Comments: Sooooo I read all of manic_intent’s Graves/Newt fics…

This is very well written, the omegaverse isn’t your typical one so that adds some interest, and I love the characterisation.  A great read.

To confirm the characters - this is the non-Grindelwald Percival Graves.

Creepypasta Insults:

Do you see a deranged fangirl and want to crush her soul? Perhaps you love my dark humour?

Or, do wish to see further evidence of what a giant prick I am?

Then prepare to laugh manically or with ‘good’ intentions.


Slenderman and his brothers: Octopusman and the Three Stooges

Splendorman: 90 degree angle ass

Sexual Offenderman: Shark mouth

Trenderman: Thunder thighs

Jeff the Killer: Baby powder dumped on face

Eyeless Jack: A man crying a river down his blue mask

Ben: Red-eyed leprechaun

Masky: Hair like an old fashioned mop

Hoodie:  A very sad man with a long face

Ticci-Toby: Vibrator

Clockwork: Tinfoil hat-wearing droolie

Laughing Jack: Goth McGee

Jane the Killer: Make-up applied with shotgun

Tails Doll: Talking toy

Mr. Widemouth: Furry dog shit

Smile Dog: Dentures mouth

The Rake: Dead Ethiopian

Sonic.exe: Sonic (Credit to Peenkrose)

Seed Eater: Breath to knock a skunk out

Bob: Twig with a head

Kate the Chaser: Massive storm with grizzly bears brewing in her head

The Puppeteer: Sailboat in a tornado

Bloody Painter: Brick wall of asshole

Nurse Ann: Clowns have a more natural look

Dr. Smiley: Dr. Dickbag

Contact me if you have more. ;)

fic rec friday

Today’s topic: Vampires! What a good spooky topic. Romantic and bloody and spooky. Nah I just like the intimacy in vampire society fic.

Warning: Since these are all vampire fic, there’s a lot of blood below.  Make sure to read all tags, comments, and notes.

An Accident of Circumstance - E - 12k - manic_intent

As part of a reward for his successes in border skirmishes, Sebastian Shaw allows Erik discretion to create a childe of his own, within reason. Erik rebels.

Note: A lovely take on vampire society and romance between Charles and Erik.  Because it’s set up like a start to a bigger plot, but it’s full of amazing world building and relationships.

Last Fire - E - .5k - Claire

The blood sings to Erik…

Notes: This has all the intimacy that I love in vampire fic wrapped up and tied with a bow.

The Vampires Who Drink Tea - T - 28k - keire_ke

An obligatory Buffy AU. Features Raven the Vampire Slayer, Charles, the frumpy Watcher to whom nothing interesting should ever happen, and Erik, the penitent ensouled vampire. The preceding statement is 100% true.

Notes: The tone of this story is a m a z i n g and it really does fit the outline of a Buffy AU to a T. Part dark, part funny, and all intense.

Night Life - T - 46k - Ook

The young journalist, or researcher, or whatever he is, is going to get himself in trouble around here. Erik can tell.

A researcher who doesn’t know when to stop.
A man who doesn’t take no for an answer.
A vampire that doesn’t give interviews.

Warnings: attempted rape (not between Charles and Erik); torture; violence and gore

Notes: I love the way this fic first builds the relationship between Charles and Erik before running them through a supernatural nightmare :D

Untitled tumblr snippet - T -  turtletotem

it kinda looks like charles is somehow pining and erik is somehow saying no i can’t   AND VAMPIRES

Notes: Short and full of feeling.  I love it when they can’t be together.

Previous Recs

(my vampire!erik/werewolf!charles fic :D rated E)

Percival Graves/Newt - The Case of the Missing Obscurus

TitleThe Case of the Missing Obscurus

Author: manic_intent (AO3)

Rating: Explicit (NC-17)

Fandom: Fantastic Beasts

Word Count: ~31.7k

Warnings: bottom!newt

Summary: Getting rescued from the sarcophagus that Grindelwald had stashed him in turned out to be a thoroughly uncomfortable affair, if only because Graves suspected that Tina would never let him forget it’d happened, ever. Of all the Aurors who could’ve stumbled over Grindelwald’s vault, did it really have to be her?

Besides, Grindelwald hadn’t had that much time to make Graves’ said sarcophagus stay anything more than humiliating, unless his Grand Plan was to see how long Graves would take to die of boredom. Thankfully, Tina had found Graves before he’d gotten tired of grimly plotting Grindelwald’s murder. Unsettlingly enough, by all reports, Grindelwald had actually been credible enough at Graves’ soul-sucking time sink of a normal job that not even Graves’ closest minions had figured him out. Which meant that a) small wonder Grindewald hadn’t progressed his Plans of World Domination(?) further than aggressively stalking some poor kid and b) Graves clearly needed new minions.

Comments: Beautifully written, great plot and I really love the author’s characterisation of Percival’s house elf!

anonymous asked:

Thx a lot for all your rec! I have great fun reading them! Do you know any Vampire!Erik or Demon!Erik fic? (btw I love your 007 AU and geek-but-badass-Charles a lot, it stay on my top fav list all the time)

Yay! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the recs! 

Here’re some demon!Erik and Vampire!Erik Cherik fics for you, friend!

Vampire!Erik

An Accident of Circumstance by manic_intent (M, 12k)
As part of a reward for his successes in border skirmishes, Sebastian Shaw allows Erik discretion to create a childe of his own, within reason. Erik rebels.
Ending’s Comment: Erik attempts to woo Charles while keeping him safe. Definitely different from the average vampire fic and I loved it!

Old Metal (Blood, Memory and Rubber Ducks) by pprfaith (T, 8k) 
Erik is a vampire. Sookie, err, Charles is a telepath. Any questions?
Ending’s Comments: Charles has to bargain with old, cynical vampire Erik. Part one of a series, which is nice : D

Love and Other Secrets by Microsaur (M, 20k) 
Erik is a vampire that would much rather be left alone, Charles is a baronet that can’t seem to accept that.
Ending’s Comment: A lovely period piece that manages to keep their philosophical debates alive even in this complete AU. Ends a bit abruptly, but enjoyable nonetheless!

On the Scent by dedkake (E, 5.5k) 
The full moon is nearing and Charles decides to visit his neighbor.
Ending’s Comment: Werewolf!Charles and Vampire!Erik being snarky and banging.

Mark of Caine by You_Light_The_Sky for toestastegood (T, 1.3k) 
“Do you think you can run from me, liebling?” 
Ending’s Comment: Creeeeepy, dark possessive Erik. Not exactly a love story.

Modern Vampire: A Guide, by Raven Xavier, Vampire Slayer by keire_ke (T, 4k)
An obligatory Buffy AU. Features Raven the Vampire Slayer, Charles, the frumpy Watcher to whom nothing interesting should ever happen, and Erik, the penitent ensouled vampire. The preceding statement is 100% true.
Ending’s Comment: First part of a series with a much longer sequel. Charles is too cute and Erik is an appropriately soulful vampire.

Demon!Erik

Urban Legend by toestastegood (M, 10k)
They say that if you stand in front of a mirror and say his name three times Magneto will appear. Charles has never believed in urban legends and he’s never been capable of turning down a dare.  
Ending’s Comment: This is one of the scariest fics I’ve ever read. Beautifully written and truly chilling.

Veni ad me (Come to me) by strawberrymilano (T, 52k)
Charles summons his first demon on a lazy Saturday afternoon. He wasn’t expecting such a handsome, refined one to pop up.
Ending’s Comment: The fluffiest demon fic ever. Adorable and will put a smile on your face.

The Geometry of Chance by manic_intent (E, 35k)
Charles is an incubus who feeds off sexual energy. However, such feeding can lead to the death of his bed partner, so Charles is always careful not to go too far and picks people he is only moderately attracted to. Then comes Erik who drives Charles absolutely wild.  
Ending’s Comment:
In which Charles is the demon, not Erik, but I’m including it anyway because it is excellent. The author takes a semi-cracky prompt and makes it heartfelt and lovely.

My other fic rec lists are here!

Also check my AO3 bookmarks.

And I’m so glad you enjoyed my 007 fic : D  I’m a bit obsessed with total nerd but still badass Charles <3  For anyone who’s interested, here it is: One Life for Yourself and One for Your Dreams starring 00 Agent Raven, BAMF!Q!Charles, and villain?!Erik (shameless self-promo)

Okay guys, so like, I don’t wanna start shit here, and my logic could be completely flawed, but I kinda want to discuss this more in depth?

I’ve seen a lot of posts going around about how they hate the name “stormpilot” for Finn/Poe. Which, I understand to a certain extent. You don’t want Finn to be defined by something he so bravely renounced. However, I was reading this lovely fic http://archiveofourown.org/works/5570728/chapters/12842296 by manic_intent and it got me thinking.

This part in particular stuck out: “Life’s cheap everywhere when it’s a war,” Finn pointed out. “First Order snuffed out those New Republic planets. Killed billions. We blew up Starkiller base. Killed millions. When you get to that kind of calculus? Millions, billions, it all becomes one big statistic.”

“The New Republic planets were mostly full of civilians,” Poe had taken on what Finn mentally termed the Now-We-Are-Explaning-Things-To-The-Stormtrooper tone, which had been funny at first, but which was starting to wear on him. “Starkiller base wasn’t.”

“It was full of people like me, you mean.”

Poe grimaced. “Finn-“

“We weren’t really that much different,” Finn said quietly. “I told you FN-2187 was my name and you thought that was weird, sure. But I did have a name. The other troopers, those who bunked with me, they called me Eight-Seven. There were four of us who were pretty tight, ‘cos we were always stuck doing simulations together. Nines, Zeroes and Slip. Phasma’s legion, so I guess like Phasma, they were all on the base when it went.”

“I’m not saying that I would’ve done things differently,” Finn added, as Poe seemed suddenly frozen. “But, you guys. Going on about how it’s OK to wipe out everyone in the base because they weren’t ‘civilians’? I don’t know. Most of us troopers, we were either cloned or taken early from our families. Life down there’s all we ever knew.”

Yes, Finn chose to stop being a stormtrooper, yes he decided to break free from the First Order, but No, I don’t think he would deny being a stormtrooper as part of his past. His fellow soldiers were like him, brainwashed from birth and knew nothing else. I don’t think he feels any particular malice towards the stormtroopers themselves, I think he feels that towards the First Order. He may have even had, as this fic implies, a few pseudo friends in the ranks.

The stormtroopers were brainswashed tools in the hands of the First Order, with no outside influence or no inner influence that could push them towards defection. They did not choose to be what they are. They were human beings ripped from their families, given a life of nothing but cold military order. If anything I think Finn would have compassion towards them. I think it’s highly possible he could try and convince others to defect in the future movies.

In conclusion, I just feel that, while I understand where the anti stormpilot ship name people are coming from, I also feel that Finn would not find it shameful to be associated with that title, he would only feel anger at the wrong the First Order did to people bearing that title.

Thoughts?

anonymous asked:

Favorite Marvel Noir fanfictions? Or that you recommend? :) (sorry if this has been asked already lol)

Napoleon/Illya - The Gemini Affair

TitleThe Gemini Affair

Author: manic_intent (AO3)

Rating: Explicit (NC-17)

Fandom: The Man From UNCLE

Word Count: ~46.9k

Warnings: violence, bottom!napoleon

Summary: In the first month of being co-opted into working with Illya Kuryakin full time at U.N.C.L.E., Napoleon stole Illya’s father’s watch four times, twice out of spite, once out of drunken curiosity, and once out of sheer boredom. After the fourth time, Gaby sprained one of Napoleon’s fingers and threatened to do worse if he did it again.

“You are not a spy,” she told him firmly, dangling the watch out of reach as Napoleon curled in a wincing, fetal position on his Le Corbusier couch in his upstate apartment. “You are a thief with the self-control of a child. Now give me back my ring.”

“What ring?” Napoleon asked innocently, even through the pain.

“How fond are you of your nose?” Gaby shot back blandly.

Comments: Great fic, lots of action and lovely sexual tension.

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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.

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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….

External image

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/826620243/electric-abyss-the-art-of-heidi-black - remember, sharing my kickstarter gets you exclusive art!

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Natural Selection

Author: manic_intent
Title: Natural Selection
Pairing(s): Erik/Charles
Summary: Professor Charles Xavier is thirty-two years old when he meets his Sentinel, and as a credit to his half of the subspecies, he still manages to finish the seminar, run through a credible Q&A session, thank the Dean for the invitation to lecture as a guest at the Yale School of Medicine, before finally fleeing the theatre to find the nearest bathroom.

While he’s busy throwing up into a toilet, he dimly hears the door to the bathrooms opening, then getting locked, and then someone is awkwardly patting him on the back, and Charles knows rather than sees that the Sentinel is conscientiously offering him tissues to wipe his mouth.
Maybe not a bastard, then.
Rating: NC-17
Warning(s): -
Word Count: 3,055

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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

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darling i’m a nightmare dressed like a daydream

I HAVEN’T SEEN THIS MOVIE YET BUT I’D BE HELLA DOWN WITH YOU POSTING FICRECS

SOOO yes I can do this, but you should know that like 95% of these all involve a huge huge huge spoiler that’s actually kind of impossible to work around if you want to read fic. Not including descriptions for fics with spoilers just in case

Kingmaker by manic_intent (major spoiler)

  • 44k, amnesia fic

Handler by galahard (major spoiler)

  • 12k words, post-canon fic

Vacation by galahard (no spoilers!), 7k words

Anon prompt: Harry won’t take a break, so Merlin sends Eggsy along with him to make sure he actually takes a break. But it’s not until they manage to find a bit of trouble that Harry starts to relax.
I’d describe this as an excuse for me to write something about Disney World that is lighthearted and ridiculous but hopefully fun.

Virtue over Avarice by yessydo (AU, no spoilers), 13k words

Eggsy crashes his stepfather’s car into the front window of a quaint but reputable tailor’s shop on Savile Row and, thanks to the charitable spirit of its mysterious owner, ends up working there to pay the damages.
AU where Harry is an actual tailor and Eggsy is…still a delinquent.

Don’t Know Its Destination by morbane (minor spoilers), 1k words

Quick scene based on Kaciart’s art of Eggsy & Harry & train tracks. (Seriously, check out the art!)

Paint With All The Colors of the Wind by della19 (major spoiler), 1800 words

From this prompt on tumblr by nikirari: “Harry x Eggsy soulmate au where you only see colour once you meet your soulmate (so you don’t know them until you see them).

The Pretty Gentlemen Series by della19 (major spoiler), 4 parts, 2k-7k depending on the story

  • post-canon, sexy and well written

and so many more, I have a lot bookmarked on ao3 :)