Title: Somewhere I Have Never Traveled
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Snape/Harry
Categories: AU (no magic!), Drama,
Length: Medium (7,695 words)
Warnings: deaf!Harry

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] melora98
Author Website: N/A

Summary: Snape and Harry are Americans, living in Illinois. Snape is a Muggle librarian, and Harry is a deaf patron.

Review: In honor of the AU theme this month, I'm presenting what's easily the most AU fic in my large collection of favorite Snape/Harry fic. Magic is not involved in this fic in any way, shape, or form other than the ravings of an old man. Harry isn't the savior of any world, but a deaf patron in need of help researching one T. Riddle (of the Deatheaters Health & Life Insurance Co.) and Snape is the head librarian who's anything but happy to be Harry's reference guide.

Nonetheless, this fic is put together superbly despite the fact that both Harry and Snape are Americans. Snape may not appear to be in character at first glance, but you need to remind yourself that this fic is wildly AU and all of the incidents that made him so bitter, cruel, and angry never happened. That doesn't stop him from behind a sardonic pain the ass, however. ♥

Please Note: I'd like to take a moment to apologize for not having posted my rec yesterday. I've just recently started a new job and simply have been having trouble keeping up with everything. *sheepish grin*

Click here to read the excerpt. )

Somewhere I Have Never Traveled
Title: Somewhere I Have Never Traveled
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Snape/Harry
Categories: AU (no magic!), Drama,
Length: Medium (7,695 words)
Warnings: deaf!Harry

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] melora98
Author Website: N/A

Summary: Snape and Harry are Americans, living in Illinois. Snape is a Muggle librarian, and Harry is a deaf patron.

Review: In honor of the AU theme this month, I'm presenting what's easily the most AU fic in my large collection of favorite Snape/Harry fic. Magic is not involved in this fic in any way, shape, or form other than the ravings of an old man. Harry isn't the savior of any world, but a deaf patron in need of help researching one T. Riddle (of the Deatheaters Health & Life Insurance Co.) and Snape is the head librarian who's anything but happy to be Harry's reference guide.

Nonetheless, this fic is put together superbly despite the fact that both Harry and Snape are Americans. Snape may not appear to be in character at first glance, but you need to remind yourself that this fic is wildly AU and all of the incidents that made him so bitter, cruel, and angry never happened. That doesn't stop him from behind a sardonic pain the ass, however. ♥

Please Note: I'd like to take a moment to apologize for not having posted my rec yesterday. I've just recently started a new job and simply have been having trouble keeping up with everything. *sheepish grin*

Click here to read the excerpt. )

Somewhere I Have Never Traveled
Title: Somewhere I Have Never Traveled
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Snape/Harry
Categories: AU (no magic!), Drama,
Length: Medium (7,695 words)
Warnings: deaf!Harry

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] melora98
Author Website: N/A

Summary: Snape and Harry are Americans, living in Illinois. Snape is a Muggle librarian, and Harry is a deaf patron.

Review: In honor of the AU theme this month, I'm presenting what's easily the most AU fic in my large collection of favorite Snape/Harry fic. Magic is not involved in this fic in any way, shape, or form other than the ravings of an old man. Harry isn't the savior of any world, but a deaf patron in need of help researching one T. Riddle (of the Deatheaters Health & Life Insurance Co.) and Snape is the head librarian who's anything but happy to be Harry's reference guide.

Nonetheless, this fic is put together superbly despite the fact that both Harry and Snape are Americans. Snape may not appear to be in character at first glance, but you need to remind yourself that this fic is wildly AU and all of the incidents that made him so bitter, cruel, and angry never happened. That doesn't stop him from behind a sardonic pain the ass, however. ♥

Please Note: I'd like to take a moment to apologize for not having posted my rec yesterday. I've just recently started a new job and simply have been having trouble keeping up with everything. *sheepish grin*

Click here to read the excerpt. )

Somewhere I Have Never Traveled
Title: Somewhere I Have Never Traveled
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Snape/Harry
Categories: AU (no magic!), Drama,
Length: Medium (7,695 words)
Warnings: deaf!Harry

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] melora98
Author Website: N/A

Summary: Snape and Harry are Americans, living in Illinois. Snape is a Muggle librarian, and Harry is a deaf patron.

Review: In honor of the AU theme this month, I'm presenting what's easily the most AU fic in my large collection of favorite Snape/Harry fic. Magic is not involved in this fic in any way, shape, or form other than the ravings of an old man. Harry isn't the savior of any world, but a deaf patron in need of help researching one T. Riddle (of the Deatheaters Health & Life Insurance Co.) and Snape is the head librarian who's anything but happy to be Harry's reference guide.

Nonetheless, this fic is put together superbly despite the fact that both Harry and Snape are Americans. Snape may not appear to be in character at first glance, but you need to remind yourself that this fic is wildly AU and all of the incidents that made him so bitter, cruel, and angry never happened. That doesn't stop him from behind a sardonic pain the ass, however. ♥

Please Note: I'd like to take a moment to apologize for not having posted my rec yesterday. I've just recently started a new job and simply have been having trouble keeping up with everything. *sheepish grin*

Click here to read the excerpt. )

Somewhere I Have Never Traveled
Title: Somewhere I Have Never Traveled
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Snape/Harry
Categories: AU (no magic!), Drama,
Length: Medium (7,695 words)
Warnings: deaf!Harry

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] melora98
Author Website: N/A

Summary: Snape and Harry are Americans, living in Illinois. Snape is a Muggle librarian, and Harry is a deaf patron.

Review: In honor of the AU theme this month, I'm presenting what's easily the most AU fic in my large collection of favorite Snape/Harry fic. Magic is not involved in this fic in any way, shape, or form other than the ravings of an old man. Harry isn't the savior of any world, but a deaf patron in need of help researching one T. Riddle (of the Deatheaters Health & Life Insurance Co.) and Snape is the head librarian who's anything but happy to be Harry's reference guide.

Nonetheless, this fic is put together superbly despite the fact that both Harry and Snape are Americans. Snape may not appear to be in character at first glance, but you need to remind yourself that this fic is wildly AU and all of the incidents that made him so bitter, cruel, and angry never happened. That doesn't stop him from behind a sardonic pain the ass, however. ♥

Please Note: I'd like to take a moment to apologize for not having posted my rec yesterday. I've just recently started a new job and simply have been having trouble keeping up with everything. *sheepish grin*

Click here to read the excerpt. )

Somewhere I Have Never Traveled
Title: Somewhere I Have Never Traveled
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Snape/Harry
Categories: AU (no magic!), Drama,
Length: Medium (7,695 words)
Warnings: deaf!Harry

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] melora98
Author Website: N/A

Summary: Snape and Harry are Americans, living in Illinois. Snape is a Muggle librarian, and Harry is a deaf patron.

Review: In honor of the AU theme this month, I'm presenting what's easily the most AU fic in my large collection of favorite Snape/Harry fic. Magic is not involved in this fic in any way, shape, or form other than the ravings of an old man. Harry isn't the savior of any world, but a deaf patron in need of help researching one T. Riddle (of the Deatheaters Health & Life Insurance Co.) and Snape is the head librarian who's anything but happy to be Harry's reference guide.

Nonetheless, this fic is put together superbly despite the fact that both Harry and Snape are Americans. Snape may not appear to be in character at first glance, but you need to remind yourself that this fic is wildly AU and all of the incidents that made him so bitter, cruel, and angry never happened. That doesn't stop him from behind a sardonic pain the ass, however. ♥

Please Note: I'd like to take a moment to apologize for not having posted my rec yesterday. I've just recently started a new job and simply have been having trouble keeping up with everything. *sheepish grin*

Click here to read the excerpt. )

Somewhere I Have Never Traveled
Title: If you want to kiss the sky
Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis
Pairing: John/Rodney
Categories: AU, Drama, hints of romance, almost angst
Length: Medium (8,400 words)
Notice/Warnings: Asexuality, Dubcon

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] siegeofangels
Author Website: Fic Masterlist (AO3)

Summary: "Look," McKay says, pushing John away firmly, "not that I don't love excessively masculine bonding activities as much as the next guy, but in case you hadn't noticed from the stylish blue panels on my jacket--" and he points both of his index fingers toward the jacket John's letting go of--"I'm a civilian. My involvement in your homoerotic military rituals begins and ends at target practice."

Review: I don't usually rec this kind of fic-- not because I dislike the topic at hand (on the contrary!), but because it tends to be too personal for me. I, myself, identify as asexual (or, more specifically, a panromantic asexual) and as such I relate heavily to John in this fanfic. Regardless of how you identify, I hope you give this fic a chance. It may not be for everyone (and all individuals seeking porn? Skip this fic!), but with any luck you'll enjoy it as hugely as I did.

Now this fic is AU, but only in a minor way. Instead of DADT (Don't Ask, Don't Tell) and the typical homophobia associated with the military, this universe is the exact opposite. Men in the military aren't just encouraged to sleep with each other, but they're almost expected to. Although I don't know the specifics, it appears that the leaders in the military are expected to sleep with as many of their men as they can as a method of bonding with their troops to create feelings of safety and togetherness. Those individuals that don't comply aren't considered to be a "team player" and only recently have the men even been allowed to marry while in the military-- the strict policy was once to never send fathers or husbands into battle.

In this fic, John is asexual-- though, he doesn't identify himself as such just as none of the men in the military (or anyone else in this universe, for that matter) identify as gay or straight (nor any other type of sexuality). They just are. John's long since accepted how the military runs and consents to sex every time he participates. Though he's not exactly happy about it, he does what needs to be done until he finally arrives at Atlantis and everything changes (for the better, though John is slow to see it as such).

Click here to read the excerpt. )

If you want to kiss the sky (AO3); Deleted Scenes
Title: If you want to kiss the sky
Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis
Pairing: John/Rodney
Categories: AU, Drama, hints of romance, almost angst
Length: Medium (8,400 words)
Notice/Warnings: Asexuality, Dubcon

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] siegeofangels
Author Website: Fic Masterlist (AO3)

Summary: "Look," McKay says, pushing John away firmly, "not that I don't love excessively masculine bonding activities as much as the next guy, but in case you hadn't noticed from the stylish blue panels on my jacket--" and he points both of his index fingers toward the jacket John's letting go of--"I'm a civilian. My involvement in your homoerotic military rituals begins and ends at target practice."

Review: I don't usually rec this kind of fic-- not because I dislike the topic at hand (on the contrary!), but because it tends to be too personal for me. I, myself, identify as asexual (or, more specifically, a panromantic asexual) and as such I relate heavily to John in this fanfic. Regardless of how you identify, I hope you give this fic a chance. It may not be for everyone (and all individuals seeking porn? Skip this fic!), but with any luck you'll enjoy it as hugely as I did.

Now this fic is AU, but only in a minor way. Instead of DADT (Don't Ask, Don't Tell) and the typical homophobia associated with the military, this universe is the exact opposite. Men in the military aren't just encouraged to sleep with each other, but they're almost expected to. Although I don't know the specifics, it appears that the leaders in the military are expected to sleep with as many of their men as they can as a method of bonding with their troops to create feelings of safety and togetherness. Those individuals that don't comply aren't considered to be a "team player" and only recently have the men even been allowed to marry while in the military-- the strict policy was once to never send fathers or husbands into battle.

In this fic, John is asexual-- though, he doesn't identify himself as such just as none of the men in the military (or anyone else in this universe, for that matter) identify as gay or straight (nor any other type of sexuality). They just are. John's long since accepted how the military runs and consents to sex every time he participates. Though he's not exactly happy about it, he does what needs to be done until he finally arrives at Atlantis and everything changes (for the better, though John is slow to see it as such).

Click here to read the excerpt. )

If you want to kiss the sky (AO3); Deleted Scenes
Title: If you want to kiss the sky
Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis
Pairing: John/Rodney
Categories: AU, Drama, hints of romance, almost angst
Length: Medium (8,400 words)
Notice/Warnings: Asexuality, Dubcon

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] siegeofangels
Author Website: Fic Masterlist (AO3)

Summary: "Look," McKay says, pushing John away firmly, "not that I don't love excessively masculine bonding activities as much as the next guy, but in case you hadn't noticed from the stylish blue panels on my jacket--" and he points both of his index fingers toward the jacket John's letting go of--"I'm a civilian. My involvement in your homoerotic military rituals begins and ends at target practice."

Review: I don't usually rec this kind of fic-- not because I dislike the topic at hand (on the contrary!), but because it tends to be too personal for me. I, myself, identify as asexual (or, more specifically, a panromantic asexual) and as such I relate heavily to John in this fanfic. Regardless of how you identify, I hope you give this fic a chance. It may not be for everyone (and all individuals seeking porn? Skip this fic!), but with any luck you'll enjoy it as hugely as I did.

Now this fic is AU, but only in a minor way. Instead of DADT (Don't Ask, Don't Tell) and the typical homophobia associated with the military, this universe is the exact opposite. Men in the military aren't just encouraged to sleep with each other, but they're almost expected to. Although I don't know the specifics, it appears that the leaders in the military are expected to sleep with as many of their men as they can as a method of bonding with their troops to create feelings of safety and togetherness. Those individuals that don't comply aren't considered to be a "team player" and only recently have the men even been allowed to marry while in the military-- the strict policy was once to never send fathers or husbands into battle.

In this fic, John is asexual-- though, he doesn't identify himself as such just as none of the men in the military (or anyone else in this universe, for that matter) identify as gay or straight (nor any other type of sexuality). They just are. John's long since accepted how the military runs and consents to sex every time he participates. Though he's not exactly happy about it, he does what needs to be done until he finally arrives at Atlantis and everything changes (for the better, though John is slow to see it as such).

Click here to read the excerpt. )

If you want to kiss the sky (AO3); Deleted Scenes
Title: If you want to kiss the sky
Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis
Pairing: John/Rodney
Categories: AU, Drama, hints of romance, almost angst
Length: Medium (8,400 words)
Notice/Warnings: Asexuality, Dubcon

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] siegeofangels
Author Website: Fic Masterlist (AO3)

Summary: "Look," McKay says, pushing John away firmly, "not that I don't love excessively masculine bonding activities as much as the next guy, but in case you hadn't noticed from the stylish blue panels on my jacket--" and he points both of his index fingers toward the jacket John's letting go of--"I'm a civilian. My involvement in your homoerotic military rituals begins and ends at target practice."

Review: I don't usually rec this kind of fic-- not because I dislike the topic at hand (on the contrary!), but because it tends to be too personal for me. I, myself, identify as asexual (or, more specifically, a panromantic asexual) and as such I relate heavily to John in this fanfic. Regardless of how you identify, I hope you give this fic a chance. It may not be for everyone (and all individuals seeking porn? Skip this fic!), but with any luck you'll enjoy it as hugely as I did.

Now this fic is AU, but only in a minor way. Instead of DADT (Don't Ask, Don't Tell) and the typical homophobia associated with the military, this universe is the exact opposite. Men in the military aren't just encouraged to sleep with each other, but they're almost expected to. Although I don't know the specifics, it appears that the leaders in the military are expected to sleep with as many of their men as they can as a method of bonding with their troops to create feelings of safety and togetherness. Those individuals that don't comply aren't considered to be a "team player" and only recently have the men even been allowed to marry while in the military-- the strict policy was once to never send fathers or husbands into battle.

In this fic, John is asexual-- though, he doesn't identify himself as such just as none of the men in the military (or anyone else in this universe, for that matter) identify as gay or straight (nor any other type of sexuality). They just are. John's long since accepted how the military runs and consents to sex every time he participates. Though he's not exactly happy about it, he does what needs to be done until he finally arrives at Atlantis and everything changes (for the better, though John is slow to see it as such).

Click here to read the excerpt. )

If you want to kiss the sky (AO3); Deleted Scenes
Title: If you want to kiss the sky
Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis
Pairing: John/Rodney
Categories: AU, Drama, hints of romance, almost angst
Length: Medium (8,400 words)
Notice/Warnings: Asexuality, Dubcon

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] siegeofangels
Author Website: Fic Masterlist (AO3)

Summary: "Look," McKay says, pushing John away firmly, "not that I don't love excessively masculine bonding activities as much as the next guy, but in case you hadn't noticed from the stylish blue panels on my jacket--" and he points both of his index fingers toward the jacket John's letting go of--"I'm a civilian. My involvement in your homoerotic military rituals begins and ends at target practice."

Review: I don't usually rec this kind of fic-- not because I dislike the topic at hand (on the contrary!), but because it tends to be too personal for me. I, myself, identify as asexual (or, more specifically, a panromantic asexual) and as such I relate heavily to John in this fanfic. Regardless of how you identify, I hope you give this fic a chance. It may not be for everyone (and all individuals seeking porn? Skip this fic!), but with any luck you'll enjoy it as hugely as I did.

Now this fic is AU, but only in a minor way. Instead of DADT (Don't Ask, Don't Tell) and the typical homophobia associated with the military, this universe is the exact opposite. Men in the military aren't just encouraged to sleep with each other, but they're almost expected to. Although I don't know the specifics, it appears that the leaders in the military are expected to sleep with as many of their men as they can as a method of bonding with their troops to create feelings of safety and togetherness. Those individuals that don't comply aren't considered to be a "team player" and only recently have the men even been allowed to marry while in the military-- the strict policy was once to never send fathers or husbands into battle.

In this fic, John is asexual-- though, he doesn't identify himself as such just as none of the men in the military (or anyone else in this universe, for that matter) identify as gay or straight (nor any other type of sexuality). They just are. John's long since accepted how the military runs and consents to sex every time he participates. Though he's not exactly happy about it, he does what needs to be done until he finally arrives at Atlantis and everything changes (for the better, though John is slow to see it as such).

Click here to read the excerpt. )

If you want to kiss the sky (AO3); Deleted Scenes
Title: If you want to kiss the sky
Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis
Pairing: John/Rodney
Categories: AU, Drama, hints of romance, almost angst
Length: Medium (8,400 words)
Notice/Warnings: Asexuality, Dubcon

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] siegeofangels
Author Website: Fic Masterlist (AO3)

Summary: "Look," McKay says, pushing John away firmly, "not that I don't love excessively masculine bonding activities as much as the next guy, but in case you hadn't noticed from the stylish blue panels on my jacket--" and he points both of his index fingers toward the jacket John's letting go of--"I'm a civilian. My involvement in your homoerotic military rituals begins and ends at target practice."

Review: I don't usually rec this kind of fic-- not because I dislike the topic at hand (on the contrary!), but because it tends to be too personal for me. I, myself, identify as asexual (or, more specifically, a panromantic asexual) and as such I relate heavily to John in this fanfic. Regardless of how you identify, I hope you give this fic a chance. It may not be for everyone (and all individuals seeking porn? Skip this fic!), but with any luck you'll enjoy it as hugely as I did.

Now this fic is AU, but only in a minor way. Instead of DADT (Don't Ask, Don't Tell) and the typical homophobia associated with the military, this universe is the exact opposite. Men in the military aren't just encouraged to sleep with each other, but they're almost expected to. Although I don't know the specifics, it appears that the leaders in the military are expected to sleep with as many of their men as they can as a method of bonding with their troops to create feelings of safety and togetherness. Those individuals that don't comply aren't considered to be a "team player" and only recently have the men even been allowed to marry while in the military-- the strict policy was once to never send fathers or husbands into battle.

In this fic, John is asexual-- though, he doesn't identify himself as such just as none of the men in the military (or anyone else in this universe, for that matter) identify as gay or straight (nor any other type of sexuality). They just are. John's long since accepted how the military runs and consents to sex every time he participates. Though he's not exactly happy about it, he does what needs to be done until he finally arrives at Atlantis and everything changes (for the better, though John is slow to see it as such).

Click here to read the excerpt. )

If you want to kiss the sky (AO3); Deleted Scenes
Title: Darker Shade of Black
Fandom: Supernatural
Pairing: Sam/Dean
Categories: AU, dark, (almost) angst, morbid, established relationship
Length: Medium (8,000 words)
Warnings: mentions of rape (to Dean), torture, gore (not graphic), death!fic (not Sam or Dean)

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] sardonicsmiley
Author Website: No More Tears

Summary: They say that no one can get out of here. Never been done. Never will be done. Sam's heard that before, and Dean has never, ever, been wrong about his prediction on how long it will take them to get out. He's good that way.

Review: Sam and Dean are in a maximum security prison... but what if they actually belonged there? Supernatural creatures are no longer prowling the streets to terrorize, but not all monsters are supernatural-- some are human. These two, in particular, are plotting their escape... and their next mark.

Ordinarily, this definitely wouldn't be my type of fic. I love angsty, dark fic as much as the next girl, but seeing my favorite characters going on killing sprees generally isn't my idea of a good time. Usually. Thankfully, SardonicSmiley has this AMAZING talent of making me enjoy things I'd normally be repelled by.

Reading this fic is, in some ways, akin to watching a train wreck. It's strange to see characters you love so familiar and yet completely alien. They're still the same people (and in character!), but they're also so different and morally wrong. This is one of those fics that'll draw you in after the first few sentences and refuse to release you until it's story has been told.

Word of Warning: If you're squeamish or sensitive to gore, you may want to consider not reading this fic. On the other hand, I generally consider myself squeamish/sensitive to gore and I liked it enough to rec it (something I find a little perturbing)!

Click here to read the excerpt. )

Darker Shade of Black
Title: Darker Shade of Black
Fandom: Supernatural
Pairing: Sam/Dean
Categories: AU, dark, (almost) angst, morbid, established relationship
Length: Medium (8,000 words)
Warnings: mentions of rape (to Dean), torture, gore (not graphic), death!fic (not Sam or Dean)

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] sardonicsmiley
Author Website: No More Tears

Summary: They say that no one can get out of here. Never been done. Never will be done. Sam's heard that before, and Dean has never, ever, been wrong about his prediction on how long it will take them to get out. He's good that way.

Review: Sam and Dean are in a maximum security prison... but what if they actually belonged there? Supernatural creatures are no longer prowling the streets to terrorize, but not all monsters are supernatural-- some are human. These two, in particular, are plotting their escape... and their next mark.

Ordinarily, this definitely wouldn't be my type of fic. I love angsty, dark fic as much as the next girl, but seeing my favorite characters going on killing sprees generally isn't my idea of a good time. Usually. Thankfully, SardonicSmiley has this AMAZING talent of making me enjoy things I'd normally be repelled by.

Reading this fic is, in some ways, akin to watching a train wreck. It's strange to see characters you love so familiar and yet completely alien. They're still the same people (and in character!), but they're also so different and morally wrong. This is one of those fics that'll draw you in after the first few sentences and refuse to release you until it's story has been told.

Word of Warning: If you're squeamish or sensitive to gore, you may want to consider not reading this fic. On the other hand, I generally consider myself squeamish/sensitive to gore and I liked it enough to rec it (something I find a little perturbing)!

Click here to read the excerpt. )

Darker Shade of Black
Title: Darker Shade of Black
Fandom: Supernatural
Pairing: Sam/Dean
Categories: AU, dark, (almost) angst, morbid, established relationship
Length: Medium (8,000 words)
Warnings: mentions of rape (to Dean), torture, gore (not graphic), death!fic (not Sam or Dean)

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] sardonicsmiley
Author Website: No More Tears

Summary: They say that no one can get out of here. Never been done. Never will be done. Sam's heard that before, and Dean has never, ever, been wrong about his prediction on how long it will take them to get out. He's good that way.

Review: Sam and Dean are in a maximum security prison... but what if they actually belonged there? Supernatural creatures are no longer prowling the streets to terrorize, but not all monsters are supernatural-- some are human. These two, in particular, are plotting their escape... and their next mark.

Ordinarily, this definitely wouldn't be my type of fic. I love angsty, dark fic as much as the next girl, but seeing my favorite characters going on killing sprees generally isn't my idea of a good time. Usually. Thankfully, SardonicSmiley has this AMAZING talent of making me enjoy things I'd normally be repelled by.

Reading this fic is, in some ways, akin to watching a train wreck. It's strange to see characters you love so familiar and yet completely alien. They're still the same people (and in character!), but they're also so different and morally wrong. This is one of those fics that'll draw you in after the first few sentences and refuse to release you until it's story has been told.

Word of Warning: If you're squeamish or sensitive to gore, you may want to consider not reading this fic. On the other hand, I generally consider myself squeamish/sensitive to gore and I liked it enough to rec it (something I find a little perturbing)!

Click here to read the excerpt. )

Darker Shade of Black
Title: Darker Shade of Black
Fandom: Supernatural
Pairing: Sam/Dean
Categories: AU, dark, (almost) angst, morbid, established relationship
Length: Medium (8,000 words)
Warnings: mentions of rape (to Dean), torture, gore (not graphic), death!fic (not Sam or Dean)

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] sardonicsmiley
Author Website: No More Tears

Summary: They say that no one can get out of here. Never been done. Never will be done. Sam's heard that before, and Dean has never, ever, been wrong about his prediction on how long it will take them to get out. He's good that way.

Review: Sam and Dean are in a maximum security prison... but what if they actually belonged there? Supernatural creatures are no longer prowling the streets to terrorize, but not all monsters are supernatural-- some are human. These two, in particular, are plotting their escape... and their next mark.

Ordinarily, this definitely wouldn't be my type of fic. I love angsty, dark fic as much as the next girl, but seeing my favorite characters going on killing sprees generally isn't my idea of a good time. Usually. Thankfully, SardonicSmiley has this AMAZING talent of making me enjoy things I'd normally be repelled by.

Reading this fic is, in some ways, akin to watching a train wreck. It's strange to see characters you love so familiar and yet completely alien. They're still the same people (and in character!), but they're also so different and morally wrong. This is one of those fics that'll draw you in after the first few sentences and refuse to release you until it's story has been told.

Word of Warning: If you're squeamish or sensitive to gore, you may want to consider not reading this fic. On the other hand, I generally consider myself squeamish/sensitive to gore and I liked it enough to rec it (something I find a little perturbing)!

Click here to read the excerpt. )

Darker Shade of Black
Title: Darker Shade of Black
Fandom: Supernatural
Pairing: Sam/Dean
Categories: AU, dark, (almost) angst, morbid, established relationship
Length: Medium (8,000 words)
Warnings: mentions of rape (to Dean), torture, gore (not graphic), death!fic (not Sam or Dean)

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] sardonicsmiley
Author Website: No More Tears

Summary: They say that no one can get out of here. Never been done. Never will be done. Sam's heard that before, and Dean has never, ever, been wrong about his prediction on how long it will take them to get out. He's good that way.

Review: Sam and Dean are in a maximum security prison... but what if they actually belonged there? Supernatural creatures are no longer prowling the streets to terrorize, but not all monsters are supernatural-- some are human. These two, in particular, are plotting their escape... and their next mark.

Ordinarily, this definitely wouldn't be my type of fic. I love angsty, dark fic as much as the next girl, but seeing my favorite characters going on killing sprees generally isn't my idea of a good time. Usually. Thankfully, SardonicSmiley has this AMAZING talent of making me enjoy things I'd normally be repelled by.

Reading this fic is, in some ways, akin to watching a train wreck. It's strange to see characters you love so familiar and yet completely alien. They're still the same people (and in character!), but they're also so different and morally wrong. This is one of those fics that'll draw you in after the first few sentences and refuse to release you until it's story has been told.

Word of Warning: If you're squeamish or sensitive to gore, you may want to consider not reading this fic. On the other hand, I generally consider myself squeamish/sensitive to gore and I liked it enough to rec it (something I find a little perturbing)!

Click here to read the excerpt. )

Darker Shade of Black
Title: Darker Shade of Black
Fandom: Supernatural
Pairing: Sam/Dean
Categories: AU, dark, (almost) angst, morbid, established relationship
Length: Medium (8,000 words)
Warnings: mentions of rape (to Dean), torture, gore (not graphic), death!fic (not Sam or Dean)

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] sardonicsmiley
Author Website: No More Tears

Summary: They say that no one can get out of here. Never been done. Never will be done. Sam's heard that before, and Dean has never, ever, been wrong about his prediction on how long it will take them to get out. He's good that way.

Review: Sam and Dean are in a maximum security prison... but what if they actually belonged there? Supernatural creatures are no longer prowling the streets to terrorize, but not all monsters are supernatural-- some are human. These two, in particular, are plotting their escape... and their next mark.

Ordinarily, this definitely wouldn't be my type of fic. I love angsty, dark fic as much as the next girl, but seeing my favorite characters going on killing sprees generally isn't my idea of a good time. Usually. Thankfully, SardonicSmiley has this AMAZING talent of making me enjoy things I'd normally be repelled by.

Reading this fic is, in some ways, akin to watching a train wreck. It's strange to see characters you love so familiar and yet completely alien. They're still the same people (and in character!), but they're also so different and morally wrong. This is one of those fics that'll draw you in after the first few sentences and refuse to release you until it's story has been told.

Word of Warning: If you're squeamish or sensitive to gore, you may want to consider not reading this fic. On the other hand, I generally consider myself squeamish/sensitive to gore and I liked it enough to rec it (something I find a little perturbing)!

Click here to read the excerpt. )

Darker Shade of Black

Fearful Symmetry by Emynn PG

  • Jan. 3rd, 2012 at 9:12 PM
Title: Fearful Symmetry
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Snape/Harry
Categories: Creature!fic, Humor, Romance, Hurt/Comfort
Length: Medium (11,000 words)
Warnings: N/A

Author on IJ: Emynn
Author Website: Fic Masterlist

Summary: Harry was comfortable living in his little cottage with 22 animals. Then a little black rabbit arrived and changed everything...

Review: The war is over and Harry lives all by his lonesome, self-isolated, in the middle of a forest with his twenty-two pets. One day, he happens across a cantankerous, but lovable rabbit and everything changes. The grumpy rabbit, General, quickly becomes part of the family and Harry becomes more than a little attached to him. Gradually, it becomes evident that all is not well with Harry, and it's up to the wizard's mysterious nightly visitor to cure him of his ailment-- however reluctant Harry is to accept it.

This fic is definitely a squee-worthy, feel-good fic-- but it's also so much more. There's some unexpected angst and a little hurt/comfort that pops up about half-way through, but the majority of the fic is simply marvelous and adorable. The writing is enchanting and feels distinctly like Harry.

If you're feeling a little down or simply are looking for something worthy of making you squee, than look no further! This fic is exactly what you need and I promise you won't be disappointed. Oh, and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Click here to read the excerpt. )

Fearful Symmetry

Fearful Symmetry by Emynn PG

  • Jan. 3rd, 2012 at 9:12 PM
Title: Fearful Symmetry
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Snape/Harry
Categories: Creature!fic, Humor, Romance, Hurt/Comfort
Length: Medium (11,000 words)
Warnings: N/A

Author on IJ: Emynn
Author Website: Fic Masterlist

Summary: Harry was comfortable living in his little cottage with 22 animals. Then a little black rabbit arrived and changed everything...

Review: The war is over and Harry lives all by his lonesome, self-isolated, in the middle of a forest with his twenty-two pets. One day, he happens across a cantankerous, but lovable rabbit and everything changes. The grumpy rabbit, General, quickly becomes part of the family and Harry becomes more than a little attached to him. Gradually, it becomes evident that all is not well with Harry, and it's up to the wizard's mysterious nightly visitor to cure him of his ailment-- however reluctant Harry is to accept it.

This fic is definitely a squee-worthy, feel-good fic-- but it's also so much more. There's some unexpected angst and a little hurt/comfort that pops up about half-way through, but the majority of the fic is simply marvelous and adorable. The writing is enchanting and feels distinctly like Harry.

If you're feeling a little down or simply are looking for something worthy of making you squee, than look no further! This fic is exactly what you need and I promise you won't be disappointed. Oh, and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Click here to read the excerpt. )

Fearful Symmetry

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