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00Q AU fic rec

It’s AU Day!

And because there are so many awesome AU stories out there, I thought I would rec a few of them, mind you, some of them will be well known throughout the fandom, but maybe someone will see one they don’t already know, or read a story again? I know I read most of them multiple times, because AUs!

Leading Edge by Batsutousai

A really good modern day fantasy AU. I like the world building and I’m always weak for stories where Bond trusts Q, who just isn’t sure why.

Pen and Paper by Salios

Pen and Paper is just an overall really fluffy AU story about Q being Bonds pen pal while he is in the Navy. Also I wholeheartedly approve of everything with the mention of a penguin in it ;)

Daddy and Uncle James by 1MissMolly

Alternate Universe in which Q has a daugther from a previous relationship. And it just fits? The interaction between the characters is very well written and I love how the trust is build between the three over the course of the story.

Secrets by dhampir72

A beautiful Shapeshifter AU, with Bond having an unusual shift (and can I just say, I love what it is). I adore how Bond is self-conscious about his shift and how Q is just there for him <3

Blast from the Past by CMDAK

Q as an unwilling time traveler from the past, and Bond being the overprotective agent we know he can be if he cares about someone. It’s really funny to have a Q not proficient with computers, but he is a fast learner.

A Home Visit by thevalesofanduin

AU with Q being a computer call centre employee and Bond needing his help. I love their flirting. Also Q and Eve friendship :)

Three’s company by Only_1_Truth

Really there are so many fantastic AUs by Only_1_Truth but I always loved the Three’s company series the most, since it is a university AU and supernatural AU in one! And I love everything about it, how the characters interact, their supernatural gifts, everything just fits and it is a delightful read all around.

Of Teashops and Valentines by dracoroxy

Teashop AU that is absolutely adorable. Pining Q, flirting Bond, and tea (or coffee if you are Bond). A very fluffy read.

The Scrawny Wizard and the Intimidating Dragon by Linorien

An awesome fantasy AU. I love how Q and Bonds banter is written, and I mean, Dragon!Bond, what more can you want?

ordinary, everyday things by pdameron

A Post-Hogwarts AU, with both Q and Bond being wizards, and it is brilliant. I love the confusion and the pining, but most of all I love Bonds Hogwarts house.

This are of course only a few of the awesome AU fics in this fandom, and it was hard enough to narrow it down even to this, so generally a great thank you to all the awesome writers, you have my eternal gratitude, keep up the good work <3



This is the start of a fanfiction cooperation between me and @dancingfox (writer of Check Mate).

The story will follow the origins of Sentai, the local hero and his nemesis, Reaper (as we know him, maybe with even more sass and edgyness haha!) . And before anyone wonders, YES, there are two Sentai! The old one (whose identity is not to be revealed yet), and Genji, the new chosen one! 

I must admit, I am very excited for this project and with @dancingfox‘s great writing skills, I am quite sure it will be enjoyable for you all as well, not just for us the creators!

All these ‘humans are weird’ posts seem to talk about how difficult humans would be to work with— but what we’re actually one of the easiest species to work with?

Sure, we have that weird 'relationship’ with local fluffy predators that nobody wants to talk to much about, and when scared (or happy, or excited) we scream at a frequency that bursts other species’ eardrums, and sometimes we do this thing called 'brushing hair’ which involves using a spiked tool to rip out most of our head hair in an effort to make what’s left lie flat— but we’re just so well prepared!

Other species spend generations trying to figure each other out, but for humans there’s a guidebook… written by a human. Several decades before humans actually made contact with other species.

Yeah. Sometimes this preparedness can make us seem a bit like the kind of creep who spends the whole first date talking about the wedding, but even while they’re weirded out by it, nobody can deny how useful it is.

For instance, every species goes through a phase of hating what they see as 'alien invaders'— the difference is that humans pretty much got past that stage almost before they’d discovered space travel. By the time we make contact, we’d already made the groundbreaking works of fiction that suggested that other species weren’t all that bad. The leap from first contact to working with other species, which for most species took generations, was incredibly short for us.

What’s more we’d, bizarrely, already prepared for species that hadn’t been discovered yet. When UP (United Planets, a human idea that had caught on. Other species were amazed that such a thing had been achieved, humans seemed a bit surprised that there hadn’t been one already) made contact with the first known sapient reptillian species, it was the humans who set to work redesigning the heating controls to mimic the climate of that planet. Hell, before other species— who weren’t sure it was going to be that easy— stopped them, they were about to go through with plans to put a hatchery on every ship.

All this 'humans are space orcs’ stuff is what makes humans so easy to integrate into the galactic community.