Title: Bringing the walls down
Fandom: Dr.Horrible/Supernatural
Pairing: Dean Winchester/Sam Winchester/Billy (Dr. Horrible)
Categories/Genres: Apocalypse AU, Romance, Slight Crack
Length: 20895
Warnings: Incest

Author/Artist on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] libraryofsol
Author/Artist on AO3: Library of Sol

Summary: They had names now, the men in the 1967 Chevy Impala were Sam and Dean Winchester, and they were trying to save the world.

Review: Written by one of my top favourite authors of all time. This fic is a mix between a sequel of Dr. Horrible and an alternative Supernatural future where the gates of hell stay open. It’s a world where there is a never ending fight happening against the forces of evil, Billy joins up with the boys to help them with their war.

What I love so much about this fic is the feeling it gives you of light in the darkness. While the world is a miserable place, these people find happiness in each other and Billy especially as he gives them his weird science and wonderful weapons straight out of sci-fi. Billy finally has a place where he is appreciated.

There is nothing sadder than the ending of Dr. Horrible. Where he is all alone and he chooses to become evil because the people who claim to be good do the most harm. In this fic he finally finds himself on the right side and finds himself a happy ending. If you want a well written resolution then you should definitely read this fic.

The incest only happens in the last chapter so you may just read the first two chapters and should be alright.

Bringing the walls down

Running on Air by Eleventy7 (PG-13)

  • Oct. 13th, 2015 at 1:20 PM
Title: Running on Air
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy
Categories/Genres: Cold Case, Mystery, Drama
Length: 74,885
Warnings:

Author/Artist on AO3: Eleventy7

Summary: Draco Malfoy has been missing for three years. Harry is assigned the cold case and finds himself slowly falling in love with the memories he collects.

Review: This is a fic that makes your heart ache and will be with you till the end of time. Nostalgia and Wistfulness packed in a bottle. It hits you right in your chest, so subtly dragging you back to times in your life when you’ve isolated yourself because it’s easier to run away then let other people see your pain.

It honestly makes you pine for a car of your own and to drive forever. It’s a fic about finding yourself and how it’s a journey all of us have to face. It’s a beautiful fic with a happy ending.

Running on Air
Title: Just wanna take him home
Fandom: Daredevil
Pairing: Matt Murdock/Foggy Nelson
Categories/Genres: Hurt/Comfort
Length:12918
Warnings: Prostitution - Only mentioned really

Author/Artist on AO3:

Summary:Foggy mostly takes little old ladies to parties doing escort jobs, which he's fine with. Getting hired to spend two hours hugging a lawyer is kind of a departure. He should have known it would all get complicated fast.

Review: I read this pairing before I watched the show. I thought the whole fandom had softened the character’s. I thought they had to have done. No TV show could have character’s this sweet and I had heard the show was violent so it just didn’t mesh as an idea in my head.

The character’s are softened somewhat but not by much and no story got across how their bright smiles make you fall in love. This fic for me is kind of a fantasy played out. Matt is the ultimate hurt/comfort for anyone who loves that kind of thing, for this moment especially.

Foggy knows how to hug tricks, and it isn't how he hugs Matt. He hugs Matt like he hugs his nieces and nephews when they're crying, just gets in his space and wraps him up. Matt stiffens for a second—stupid, Foggy should probably have warned him, it's not like he can see Foggy coming—and then relaxes, clutching on to the front of Foggy's shirt.

Matt Murdock needs a hug and this fic is filled with them.


Just wanna take him home

The Lazarus Gap by Dolimir (NC-17)

  • Sep. 22nd, 2015 at 5:16 PM
Title: The Lazarus Gap
Fandom: Smallville
Pairing: Clark Kent/Lex Luthor
Categories/Genres: Amnesia, Identity
Length: 40156
Warnings:

Author/Artist on AO3: Author/Artist on AO3: Dolimir

Summary: A post-Exodus AU. Helen never happened. Everything else did.

Review: First let’s start with a summary because this does not encompass the glory this fic deserves.

Lex Luthor, caught in an explosion, wakes up and can’t remember anything about his life. There are many people telling him who he is supposed to be but he doesn’t want any of it. The only thing he has to hold onto are stories about his best friend. Martha Kent tells him about how he’s friends with her son and how when her son knows he’s hurt he’ll come back from the city for him. Lex kind of builds up this phantom Clark Kent in his head as perfect. The only good thing in his life to be proud of when all his past sins are being presented at his feet.

After being abducted and almost killed a second time he let’s people think he’s dead and starts his new life. Stuck in a wheelchair he lives at a monastery with the priest that saved him the second time. It’s just the two of them until a green eyed man drops into the mix with the name Jerome Kent and it turns out Lex isn’t the only one trying to run from the past.

This leads to a beautiful moment where Clark becomes jealous of himself. Lex admits he’s still waiting for the boy Martha told him about to find him because she swore he would. Clark justs wants Lex to see him as he is.

There is a whole lot of story here. Lex finds a purpose for himself and I love how it makes me feel justified in believing in Lex. I’ve always felt without the bad influences in his life he would have gone down a completely different road. In this fic he shows Clark how you can be a bit smarter about saving the world then just stopping the bad guys.

The Lazarus Gap
Title: Twenty Years of Stealing my Food
Fandom: House M.D.
Pairing: Gregory House/James Wilson
Categories/Genres: Cheating, Relationships,
Length: 103,374
Warnings:Lots of cheating and adultery

Author/Artist on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] hwshipper
Author/Artist on AO3: HWShipper

Summary: A backstory taking place over twenty years, from how House and Wilson met all the way to canon.

Review: This fic is certainly not lacking in details. Want to know the huge amount of unheard story the show didn’t even try to capitalize on? This fic tells about how Wilson and House met way before the show says they did and how they stayed friends and more while everything else moves on around them.
This fic is rough and mean which is what makes the characters so believable. House is his usual self but this fic makes a point out of showing that Wilson is just as bad if not worse in a lot of ways while still maintaining his goody two shoe side which had to be tricky to do.
I doubt you will find a fic with as much cheating in it as this one but at the same time you won’t find a fic with this kind of faithfulness either. Despite the fact neither have moments of monogamy that last more than a few weeks they are constantly open with each other even when it hurts both of them and there are so many moments where their love for each other shines through.
This fic also has many side stories any my favorite is about Wilson’s two twin nieces and how they perceive House and Wilson’s relationship. They first see them together when they are very young and throughout all Wilson’s wives have wanted the two to be out about their relationship. They love Wilson but their reactions to House are so funny and adorable because they easily see through his scathing words to what he really means and like him for it.

Twenty Years of Stealing my Food
Title: Courting Death
Fandom: Supernatural
Pairing: Sam Winchester/Dean Winchester
Categories/Genres: Reaper AU, Family, Romance, Soulmates
Length: 50,723
Warnings: Incest

Author/Artist on AO3: Theproblemmatique

Summary:Sam Winchester lived the first six months of his life in a happy family; the next twelve years as John Winchester's only son, and the last decade as an orphan. He's supposed to die at twenty-two trying to save the woman he loves from a fire, because he doesn't have a brother to pull him back. But the night Sam meets his Reaper he discovers that Death is overly fond of pop-culture references, too beautiful to be real, and reluctant to kill him.

Review: A new spin on an old romance, this clever little fic adds a surprisingly sweet layer in the middle. Dean is a reaper who keeps letting Sam slip by him, even encouraging him back to life. It’s adorable how these too banter over Sam’s often nearly dead body.

But the true treasure of the story is Sam’s relationship with the secondary characters. It’s surprising to think I never imagined how characters like Bobby and Ellen felt about the boys. I knew they saw themselves as slightly responsible for them but I never empathized with them as much as I did in this fic when you see how sad they were that Sam was always so alone.

Courting Death

Tomorrow's Game by Garvaldmains (NC-17)

  • Aug. 18th, 2015 at 2:51 PM
Title: Tomorrow's Game
Fandom: Supernatural RPS
Pairing: Jared Padalecki/Jensen Ackles
Categories/Genres: Time Travel, Angst
Length: 41693
Warnings:

Author/Artist on Sinful Desire: Karfraegh

Summary: Jared's lover is dead. He is recruited to a new secret program to become a protector of time, he can go back but the rules of time say he can't save Jensen. It is enough to break any man ... but what will it do to a man on the edge ... ?

Review:
This stands out in my memory as unique. It's a mixture of quantum leap/terminator that I haven't seen before. What I remember most is the trailer someone made for it. I will add it at the end of this rec and you will see what I mean. It's emotional and scary and inspires a lot of awe for something that is under two minutes. It's extremely clever with how it mixes together different movies to get it's message across.
The fic itself is less scary and more sweet. While Jared experiences pain and struggles with not saving Jensen and creating a paradox, Jensen himself eases a lot of it for Jared without knowing what's going on and ultimately ends up being smarter than Jared gives him credit for. Protecting the ones we love is an extreme weakness of mine and this fic certainly hit home.

Tomorrow's Game Trailer by Di


Tomorrow's Game

Out Cold by Crimson1 (NC-17)

  • Jul. 31st, 2015 at 10:14 PM

Title: Out Cold
Fandom: The Flash
Pairing: Barry Allen/ Leonard Snart
Categories/Genres: Amnesia
Length: 120846
Warnings:




Author/Artist on AO3:  Crimson1

Summary:Captain Cold's plan for a bit of fun with his nemesis results in more than he bargained for when a head wound from dashing to Flash's rescue leaves him without any memories of who he or The Flash is. As Barry nurses Len back to health, both of them quickly start to hope that he never remembers being Captain Cold as the attraction they feel for each other turns into something more without the pitfalls of being enemies to stand in their way.

Review: I adore this pairing and have been waiting for the right fic to introduce you all to it.
It's a classic amnesia fic but what I love is that Barry who should not want Len to remember is the one who wants him to remember most. Because I think we agree we all have a character who makes awful and bad decisions again and again but who we love anyway.

Out Cold

The ninth fold by x_art (NC-17)

  • Jul. 25th, 2015 at 4:26 PM
Title: The ninth fold
Fandom: Prison Break
Pairing: Alex Mahone/Michael Schofield Categories/Genres: Romance, Angst
Length: 31323
Warnings:

Summary: Nine turns of Michael Scofield's life.

Review:
A sweet and simple story for a stressful week. I have been trying to find a fic that captures the intensity between Michael and Mahone but I've not found one yet.
This fic is well written and in character. Which I have found is rare with Michael since his character is so subtle many writers end up writing him as submissive without meaning to.
I love that in this fic Mahone gets some swans of his own. I always felt he would have appreciated them more than Sara who always seemed so annoyed with them.

The ninth fold

A different World by Glitterfics (NC-17)

  • Jul. 18th, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Title: A Different World
Fandom: Eureka
Pairing: Jack Carter/Nathan Stark
Categories/Genres: AU, Romance
Length: 24058
Warnings: Hurt/Comfort

Summary:
Okay, so Henry said that the timeline had changed and certain things could be different now but that in no way prepared Jack for a ghost showing up on his doorstep.
He felt he should've been better prepared for that.

Review: It's probably best if you are all caught up on Eureka before you read this fic. It's set's off after the group has changed the past and have returned to the new timeline. Except one difference to the series is that Nathan is alive when they come back. The reason why you should read this fic out of all the variations of it that exist is that this one leans more towards sweet and happy.

There is an especially cute moment where Jack and Jo are drunk and are absolutely adorable.

“I was jealous,” Jack said.

Jo scrunched her face up in confusion for a moment before realising that he was responding to her earlier question. “Ohhh! Wait, about Allison with Stark? I thought you’d decided that wasn’t a thing.”

Jack nodded violently. “We did...I had! I think it’s just because it’s Stark, you know? And all his...” he waved his hand in the air “...Starkishness!”

“He is very Starkish,” Jo agreed, “I think it’s the beard.”


A different World
Title: Thrill as only we know how
Fandom: Mission Impossible : Ghost Protocol
Pairing: William Brant/Ethan Hunt
Categories/Genres: Bonding, Romance, Oblivious!Will, Pining!Ethan, Pining!Will
Length: 28394
Warnings: Hurt/Comfort

Author/Artist on AO3: Inmyriadbits
Author/Artist on AO3: Spatz

Summary:

After their meeting on the pier in Seattle, the team goes their separate ways. But Ghost Protocol left the IMF in turmoil, so Will, Ethan, Jane, and Benji team up to take on the Syndicate, a mysterious and widespread criminal organization. Will has to adjust to being a field agent again, and learn how to work with his team when the world isn’t on the line -- all while dealing with attack cheetahs, unexpected amnesia, train robbery, master thieves, and more.

Falling in love was not part of his scenario.


Review:
What's lovely about this fic is how carefully it is built up. It's slow and neat and you get the sense of friendship and trust before you get to any romance at all. And even though it is from Will's point of view you can read between the lines how Ethan is falling for Will way before you ever guess it's returned.

Thrill as only we know how
Title: The land of the blind
Fandom: Sherlock
Pairing: John/Sherlock
Categories/Genres: Apocalypse
Length: 12759
Warnings: Disturbing Themes, Dubious Science

Author/Artist on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] entangled_now
Author/Artist Website: The land of the blind on livejournal

Summary: Sherlock's been acting strangely for days. There's a claustrophobic silence to the flat, experiments tossed aside or abandoned, cases ignored. It's almost as if nothing matters any more. John's determined to know why. 

Review:
This fic is seriously mind bending and shocking in its strangeness and sharp simplicity. It makes you face emptiness and re-evaluate your priorities. It's exceedingly clever and even if it's not your cup of tea, Libraryofsol's fics are a pix'n'mix of excellence in most fandoms.

The Land of the Blind

Lips by Shadowglove (PG-13)

  • Jun. 26th, 2015 at 11:19 PM
Title: Lips
Fandom: She's the man
Pairing: Real Sebastian/Duke
Categories/Genres: AU, Canon Divergence
Length: 5000

Summary: AU She's the Man in Which Sebastian did go to Illyria from the beginning.

Review:
She's the man is one of the smartest and funnies movies I've ever had the pleasure to watch.

I love this fic because it adds a little side adventure where Sebastian actually becomes a real character rather than a plot device for Viola's story. Because the one point that bugged me in the film was how Sebastian and Olivia got placed together at the end as if they both hadn't learned anything about shallowness at all.

This fic will surprise you as its about a pairing that very few would even think of yet gives you all the butterflies.

Lips
Title: And I'm crashing into you
Fandom: The Flash (CW)
Pairing: Barry Allen/Cisco Ramon
Categories/Genres: Friends with benefits, Jealousy, Hurt/Comfort
Length: 19750
Warnings: None

Author on AO3:
Poisonivory

Summary: Cisco fixes things that are broken, like super-suits and hearts. It's what friends do, right?

Review:
In the mood for puppy's in love? This fic is heart thumpingly sweet. Not my favourite pairing in the flash fandom but the best written fic in the fandom I have read so far. These geeky puppys get each other so easily you feel no awkwardness between them even through bad romantic decisions and bad priorities.

And I'm crashing into you

Louder than words (NC-17) by Splash Pink

  • Jun. 12th, 2015 at 10:30 PM
Title: Louder than Words
Fandom: Supernatural RPS
Pairing: Jared Padalecki/Jensen Ackles
Categories/Genres: Deaf!Character, Angst, Romance
Length: 45,934
Warnings: Cheating, Seizures, Medical condition

Author/Artist Website: Splash Pink

Summary: Jared throws a party for his best friend, looking forward to meeting the girl in his life. Jensen wasn't quite what he was expecting.

Review:
This is quite a brutal story for someone like me who always likes to see the best in people. Everyone in this fic is a piece of work. Even Jensen who is deaf. In a lot of stories people with disabilities are seen of as sweet victims. Yet here Jensen doesn't even consider pulling any punches and is downright cruel at times. It makes you hurt to see how they treat each other but it certainly makes you sit up and respect at the same time.

Yet this also adds to the deliciousness of some moments that are just heartbreakingly funny. My favourite being when Jared falls through Jensen's window drunk. I am also a sucker for stories that treasure someone who clearly doesn't think they deserve it.

This isn't Splash Pink's original website. I miss the days I followed her/his dreamwidth so I hope it's okay to point towards this tribute site someone has set up with all their work.

"He's really deaf?"
"Yep." David almost sounded proud.
"He's kinda…I dunno…pretty. For a guy."
Across the yard, Jensen flipped him the finger.
David grinned and hid a laugh behind his bottle. "And he's real good at lip reading."
"Fuck." Jared sighed, and ran his hand through his hair. He needed a haircut. And a hangover kit.


Louder than words

Your highness by Galahard (NC-17)

  • Jun. 5th, 2015 at 11:15 PM
Title: Your Highness
Fandom: Kingsman: The Secret Service
Pairing: Harry/Eggsy
Categories/Genres: Royalty AU
Length: 40077
Warnings:

Author/Artist AO3: Galahard

Summary:


Review:

I love royalty AU's that stay away from the angst. We have all fantasized about being royalty and finding our knight in shining armour. You need this childish lightheartedness in your life, trust me. And with Eggsy in the spotlight you can it's live vicariously as someone who has only ever recieved negative attention slowly starts to realise there is a lot about him that makes him unique.

Your Highness
Title: Student Teacher Relations
Fandom: Supernatural
Pairing: Sam/Dean
Categories/Genres: Highschool AU, Student/Teacher
Length: 99619
Warnings: Barely underage, like a week

Author/Artist on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] katie_the_sith
Author/Artist Website: On Sinful Desire.org

Summary: Sam is young popular basketball captain in High School, and Dean is his new Assistant Coach, will Sam be able to resist that golden skin and freckles?

Review:
This is one of the first fics I have ever read and still in my memories as one of the best. Sam and Dean completely in their flavour. You find Sam determined to do everything the hard way and bitching at Dean to do the same and Dean with his fond indulgence for life and simple things making him a push over, making it hard for him to decipher the angst Sam is bringing his way.

Spoilers:

What makes this unusual as far as a student teacher fic goes is that it is done in defense of the teacher. It's clear throughout all this fic that Sam knows himself. Yet when they get caught, Sam is already 18 and still his parents prosecute despite his wishes.

I love the fact its pointed out that Sam is smarter, stronger and bigger than Dean. That he is more emotionally intelligent and even that while he read medical textbooks Dean was reading Harry Potter despite being the older teacher. You are left in no doubt that Dean had no power over Sam's decisions yet what it comes down to is when they first started having sex, less than a month before he turns 18 and that's all it takes to risk Dean being put away forever.

This fic has many sweet moments. Most is Sam and Dean getting to know each other.

Student Teacher Relations
Title: Sacrifices Arc
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy
Categories/Genres: Spy, War
Length: 3,069,375 + extras
Warnings: Dark, Child Abuse, Character Death, Maiming, Slavery

Author/Artist on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] lightningwave

Summary: Saving Connor begins an AU of Harry Potter's school years, the Sacrifices Arc, where Harry's twin Connor (bearing a heart-shaped scar) is acknowledged as the Boy-Who-Lived. Harry and Connor have a loving relationship, and Harry plays the role of personal bodyguard/silent support for his brother to the hilt.

Review:
I admit I didn't get all the way through this. It's just so monumentally long. For comparison the Harry Potter books themselves are only 1,084,170 and I'd have a hard time reading them one after the other as well. Yet it will truly be a huge regret on my bucket list though if I do not finish this and I do not know if I would ever forgive myself. I think I got to book 5 and it is shocking.

The summary explains nothing of the book so I'll go into a little more detail. If you hate spoilers do not read on. The book starts with a huge change to the plot. In this version Harry had a twin brother named Connor and when Voldemort came to kill them when they were a year old they both received a unique scar when the killing curse backfired. The boys weren't with their parents when Voldemort came into Godric's Hollow meaning both Lily and James were alive to raise them.

This means the prophecy was also different. In this one it mentions the the younger would care for the whole world and the older would only care for the younger. Dumbledore decided that to keep the prophecy in their favour the two boys must be the younger and older. If they were not it meant that there was another boy out their the dark lord could kill to ruin the prophecy forever and they couldn't let that be so they started planning.

They pretty much condition Harry as the older twin by minutes to only care for Connor. They pretty much systematically abuse him until he cares about Connor's happiness more than his own life. They train him to be his brothers protector, train him to not care for any pleasure and tolerate any pain. If you cannot stand Lily, James and Dumbledore treating a child as less than human then don't read this.

It gets so bad at points but at the same time it's worth it for how you grow to love this version of Harry. I love him dearly to the point his losses make me cry, his hurts make me feel pain and his victories make my heart soar and I would never ask more from a book than that. This is probably a fic I would recommend to J.K Rowling herself as this fic is a castle build only on her bare template and to call it just another AU is to degrade all the clever ideas and plot that makes so much sense to the the point of nothing.

The Sacrifices Arc

John Watson, Bachelor by Rayonea (NC-17)

  • May. 15th, 2015 at 10:48 PM
Title: John Watson, Bachelor
Fandom: Sherlock BBC
Pairing: Sherlock/John, John/Sarah
Categories/Genres: Bachelor!AU
Length: 143,500

Author/Artist Website: Fanfiction

Summary: For those of you who aren't up-to-date on their Reality TV schedules, Monday night is The Bachelor night. This season, John Watson is the bachelor. Tonight, our journey comes to a close.

Review:
This is definitely a strange twist to the Bachelor AU. John is the contestant on a version of the Bachelor. Among many many women, Sherlock is the only male there to win his heart. Sherlock knows he's only on the show because his brother is evil and the show wanted to drum up some interest by doing a scandal. He hardly expects to last more than one night. Yet rose ceremony after ceremony he receives a rose from John much to his surprise and John's.

John Watson, Bachelor

Wee!Doctor Verse by American Jedi (PG-13)

  • May. 8th, 2015 at 7:50 PM
Title: Wee Doctor
Fandom: Sherlock(BBC)
Pairing: Gen
Categories/Genres: De-aged, Time Travel, Homeless
Length: 229,000
Warnings: Major Character Death, Graphic Depictions of Violence

Author/Artist on LJ: americanjedi

Summary: Dr. John Watson is turned into an eight year old child, dealing with Sherlock who doesn't know him in a world where he was never born. He's a little stressed out, but he's got his priorities straight.

Review:
This story will forever stick in my heart as my favourite Sherlock fanfic. I rarely read gen but the emotion in this story makes me wish that there was a completely separate label for fics that have the best kinds of family love even when there is no romance.

And John is so uniquely lovable you can't even blame Sherlock for loving the grumpy eight year old wrapped in a woolly jumpers.

I've read a lot of fics where John gets to go back in time and redo all the cases and impress Sherlock with his foresight. But this fic tops them all by making you forget it's copying the episodes.

It is it's own true story with original characters that will become special to you and a storyline that makes you fall for John and Sherlock like you never even knew them. You ache for Sherlock who is presented with a tantalising puzzle in the young John that can never be solved. And John, who keeps major pieces of the puzzle to himself so that he can keep Sherlock as his and keep him safe at the same time.

I thought as I was reading this that it would be one of those fics that would go on forever until the writer lost their way. I thought there could never be an ending that would satisfy the height on which it had been brought to. I was wrong on all accounts. The ending made so much sense and I would never have thought of it in a million years. While with a fic this good I would have wanted it to last forever, no one can deny it made sense to end it where it was.

Wee Doctor

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