Been a busy day so only just getting to this! (It’s still Friday somewhere right?)
I love the idea of @freshmeatfriday and definitely have some fics to rec!!! (I’ve also tried to include tumblr names where I know them - sorry if I’ve missed anyone!)
I’m usual really particular about how I lay things out but I’m on a timke crunch right now, so in no particular order here are some recs from me!! Fair warning a lot of these are going to come from Hannibal CreATEive challenges/fests as that’s mostly what I’ve been reading recently!
That said, my first rec is not from a fest it’s actually from a lovely writer who is a new writer in the fandom who contacted me about my Chiffack (Le Chiffre/Jack Ganzer) fic and then wrote one with the same pairing. And it is breathtakingly beautiful and deserves so many comments and kudos that it hurts. Seriously, you must read it! -
Piano by SeeingRed ( @till-proven-guilty)
Casino Royale/Tempo - Le Chiffre/Jack
Chiffre would smile just the tilt of his lips an edge of fang eyes watching in intrigue and Jack, Jack would grin baring his teeth bright like the morning dawn harsh as the rising sun notes played together triumph in the tune of A minor.
Another fantastic new writer who must be encouraged -
First Serve by thymogenic ( @thymogenic)
Adam (2009)/Charlie Countryman (2013) Nigel (Charlie Countryman)/Adam Raki (Spacedogs)
Adam and Nigel have been together for a while now, living in domestic bliss in Adam’s Manhattan apartment. Recently, Nigel has taken to playing and coaching tennis again, reviving an old hobby from when he still had free time as a youngster and didn’t have to worry too much about offing troublesome competitors and maximizing profit margins in the Romanian drug trade. Leads to a bit of role play fun for the boys!
A new to me writer I am just getting to know and loving! -
An astounding and emotional piece by a new writer, this stayed with me all day! -
Another writer I’m getting to know whose work I love and this one especially this amazing fic, because I am a sucker for different takes on the ABO genre! -
New World by supastag (findo) ( @supastag)
Adam (2009)/Charlie Countryman (2013) (spacedogs)
Nigel (Charlie Countryman)/Adam Raki
A charming omega meets a strong thoroughbred alpha. Since the omega is Nigel, guess who the alpha is…
This new writer needs encouragement because I really NEED more of this!!! -
Drunk? He most certainly was. by sofialhene
Hannibal (TV) (Vampire AU)
One night, after supper, Will and Hannibal are sitting in the living room in front of the fireplace, drinking wine. Apparently, the young man had not stopped after his second glass…
This one is so cute I wanted to go back and read it again immediately, what a fantastic pairing! -
Grigg´s bad, awful, terrible, horrible week by The_owner ( @gio-hannigram)
The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)/Bleeder (1999) - Grigg Harris/Lenny (Bleeder)
Grigg showing us the meaning of the saying: “Every cloud has a silver lining.”
Lenny being a huge part of it, of course.
Also check out her The Seven Paths to Your Soulmate which is just wonderful!
I love so many by this wonderful writer but I think this is my favourite for its beautiful simplicity - so much action conveyed in only words -
I have recently had the pleasure of getting to know this writer and was blown away when I realised she actually wrote one of my favourite ever Spacedog AU fics! -
Merrie by Llewcie ( @llewcie)
Adam (2009)/Charlie Countryman (2013) - Nigel (Charlie Countryman)/Adam Raki (spacedogs) (Robin Hood AU)
Adam doesn’t reverse-engineer gunpowder for the fame and inevitable wealth– he does it because his father is sad. But it sets off a chain of events that forces him to relocate to London to teach the king’s alchemists how to make things explode. However, the king isn’t the only one who wants to make things explode. Robin of the Merries, an egalitarian group of pirates and thieves, sends her best mercenary to ‘rescue’ Adam from the king’s guard. Enter Nigel, a battle-hardened war veteran who is not a fucking baby sitter, thank you very fucking much.
This one is jointly by Llewcie and a couple of other amazing writers. Firuflies for one needs to write more please!! -
Stages of Pursuit by Firuflies, Llewcie and starkaryen ( @firuflies @starkaryen)
If Will kisses Hannibal when he’s drunk, he has plausible deniability, right? Even when it happens more than once?
Another writer I’ve been gettign to know recently who just has some wonderful stuff, especially Tristhad -
No Maiden’s Hand in Mine by Chifuyu ( @staticraining)
King Arthur (2004) - Galahad/Tristan (Tristhad)
It’s said that only the purest and most virtuous of all knights would be able to retreive the Grail - a mystical object with the power to grant eternal youth, happiness and an endless supply of food.
Galahad doesn’t know why Merlin thinks he could be that legendary knight, since he’s neither pure nor virtuous, but if his survival hinges on playing the blushing virgin, then he will play the part to perfection.
Also check out her shorter and very sweet Tristhad - Courtship
This has to be one of the absolute best S4 fics I have EVER read!! It is so completely satisfying and to me, feels incredibly real! I urge you all to read it! -
Another writer I’ve been enjoying getting to know and she is just the sweetest, and this fic is just lovely! -
A Guide to Murdering with Your Serial Killer Boyfriend by FauxFidele ( @hannimeow)
Hannibal has been acting a bit peculiar lately. Long periods of brooding and silence, giving him the cold shoulder, has left Will at a loss. When Hannibal presents him with tickets to the opera, Will recognizes the opportunity and devises a plan to draw him out of his despondency, by whatever means necessary.
As the evening unfolds, both men are surprised to find that things do not always pan out as they had imagined.
So far absolutely loving this new writer’s fic and can’t wait for more!! -
About Naiads, Mermen and Their Interpersonal Skills by Vegan_Cannibal (Consulting_Cannibal)
Hannibal (TV) (Merpeople AU)
or Why Will Thought Trying to Help Was a Good Idea.
For a merman trying to pass as human, Will finds himself constantly involved in the Underwater’s disputes. This time, thought, his - lack - of personal skills lands him in a rather complicated - and multi-limbed - mess.
This random meta fic for JustFuckMeUp is genius -
You Insisted by Lunarwench ( @lunarwench)
A short piece of crack fic where Hannibal and Will have a very serious discussion of which kinks will qualify for the kink fest. Shenanigans ensue.
But my favourite fic by this writer has to be the wonderful Cheap Motel
Last but not least on this set of recs, one of my favourite Hannigram artists co-wrote this amusingly bonkers fic based on the awesome Pastrygram!! -