brilligspoons: (i hate everyone)
The bad news is, my vacation is over and I'm back at work. The good news is, I've gotten myself addicted to Castle and ship Beckett/Castle like burning, and now I need fic recs. :D?

It was really nice to be home (mostly) for the last week. I slept and watched TV a lot and read a little, and while I didn't get as much writing done as I'd hoped, I feel as though I've recharged my batteries enough to get me through the next couple of weeks. [livejournal.com profile] paper_tzipporah and I hung out on the 4th; Cathy came up Friday afternoon and stayed through Sunday morning, and we went down to Connecticut to visit John, Jen, and Evan for a few hours on Saturday. Other than that I was on my own. I meant to go down to Cape Cod with [livejournal.com profile] sky_was_green on Monday, but I started feeling gross and peopled-out over the weekend, so we'll have to go some other time.

Currently slogging my way through 1Q84. I'm enjoying it, it's just...really dense. Like, ridiculously so. I've taken to playing it out in my head as an anime series, which is helping me get into the rhythm of the dialogue and the characters' thoughts (sometimes I have trouble reading novels in translation. See: every Russian novel and play I have ever attempted to get through. Manga and foreign comic books are easier because there are pictures to go along with the dialogue). Still, I'm probably not going to be able to finish it before it's due on Friday, so I'll just take a break before requesting it again.

Joni and I went to see The Heat on Thursday, and it was AMAZING. I highly recommend it, guys. I basically want to cross-stitch samplers of everything Melissa McCarthy said in the movie. There need to be a million more female-led buddy cop movies.

Teen Wolf )

The Almighty Johnsons )

More on Welcome to Night Vale: [livejournal.com profile] pocky_slash linked to where you can find the episodes (they're all available for free!) here, so I'll just reiterate - they're really great! If podcasts aren't your thing, some lovely person is in the process of transcribing the episodes here! There's an emerging fandom that's produced some wonderful fanart and excellent fic already, too. I have some fic recs, if anyone's interested. Knowledge of events from episodes 19a, 19b, and 25 is kind of important, so. Get on that. :D!

*The Rat and the Ruby Slippers (Carlos/Cecil) [Carlos is having the strangest dreams, and the strangest headaches, like there's something he's supposed to be remembering. Not to mention the intern's wedding coming up, and that new chemical StrexCorp wants him to develop. It's going to be a busy week.]

*The Knowable Universe (Carlos/Cecil) [“Let us approach a much more modest question: not whether we can know the universe or the Milky Way Galaxy or a star or a world. Can we know, ultimately and in detail, a grain of salt?” – Carl Sagan // or, Immediately following the events of Episode 25, Carlos realizes he’s been asking the wrong questions.]

*Somewhere a Band is Playing (Carlos/Cecil) [Cecil and Carlos deal with life, sex, pancakes, and possibly being anthropomorphic personifications. Also, Night Vale history as told by Night Vale, and a step-by-step guide to defying Death. Today's weather is by Ray Bradbury.]

*The Voice of Night Vale (Carlos/Cecil) [Cecil is, at worst, not much longer for this world. (And at best, a bit high-maintenance.)]

There's a decent amount of good stories for WTNV on AO3; these are just a few of my favorites.

Alright, I have work to catch up on. Later.
brilligspoons: (time-traveling nazis)
Apparently reccing fics is what I do these days. To be fair, there are so many exchanges and challenges posting/revealing right now, it's kind of hard not to shove links in people's faces, you know? So whatever, I'm sure none of you are actually complaining.

I Saw Three Ships (the threesomes/moresomes anon exchange on DW) posted late Sunday night! The mystery writer who had me wrote an empty hourglass in the sand (Natasha/Coulson/Clint), and it's very pretty. Reveals are going up on the 13th, but if you've spent any time around me, or if you've read my f-locked entries over the last few weeks, I think the one I wrote is pretty obvious. >.> ANYWAY, another 3 Ships fic I really enjoyed was Heard You Fuck through the Wall (Lydia/Peter/Stiles). It's WEIRD and DARK and totally awesome, and I really love the author's style.

I made some other recommendations on Twitter yesterday. There are two Steve/Peggy/Bucky fics that I am 99% sure will interest some people 'round these parts. There's a bunch of other Avengers moresomes - Clint/Darcy/Steve, Tony/Bruce/Pepper/Betty, Luke/Jessica/Danny/Misty, to name a few - and some Doctor Who, Leverage, Sherlock Holmes, Stargate SG-1, Haven, and Luther as well. I haven't read any of these, but I make good mention in case you're interested, friends. It's worth a look-through if you're hard up for fic at the moment.

And here's a mini Teen Wolf reclist:

*You Are Here (Lydia & Stiles gen) [When they cross the boundary into Hale territory, Stiles shifts a little in his sleep, shoulders hunching. Lydia's immunity carries over into most of the supernatural world: she can't be bitten, she can't be poisoned, and she's never been able to do magic on her own. Unlike Stiles, she can't feel the veil that separates Beacon Hills from the rest of the world. Sometimes she wonders if what happened before they left would have turned out differently if she'd undergone some transformative alchemy, but usually she tries not to think about it at all.]

*Some Like It Hot (Stiles/Derek) [All Stiles wants is a night out with the girls but when Derek shows up, things go topsy-turvy very quickly, and he gets far more than he expected.]

*Best Laid Plans (Danny/Stiles) ["You want us to be fuck-buddies so I can get some rebound sex and you can get some experience with a guy?" Danny repeated slowly.]

*set all your regrets on fire (Peter/Stiles) [I’m going to die, Stiles thinks, remembering the last time he saw Peter Hale standing over the trunk of a car. I’m going to die, and no one will make my father eat his vegetables, and he’ll die of a heart attack before they even find my body. // Peter kidnaps Stiles. Meanwhile, a series of gruesome murders has the Argents and Derek’s pack working together.]

In other news, I watched a show about colossal squids last night. It freaked me out a bit - apparently squid eyes scare the fuck out of me! who knew! But not as much as the next episode I watched, which was about humboldt squids expanding their territory for no discernible reason and being pack-hunters and how they're going to eventually rise up out of the ocean and eat all of us.

Remind me never to watch nature shows about squids ever again. :(
brilligspoons: (mst3k: revolutionary war)
As I said on Twitter yesterday, I could write a post about The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, but my feelings can be summed up by saying: I really love Middle Earth, you guys. I loved it when I was very small and watching the animated movies; I loved it when I was in middle school and reading the books for the first time; I loved it in high school when the first trilogy came out; I love it even more now. The movie was great, I cannot fucking wait for next winter, and. Yeah. Hobbits and dwarves, friends. <3

Anyway. I really should be cleaning my room and doing laundry, but in the spirit of avoidance, I think I'll post another Teen Wolf reclist.

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*Show Me The Way Back Home Baby (Stiles/Derek) [In which Lydia and Jackson produce the world's cutest baby, and the pack goes crazy-- the good kind of crazy. Except for Derek, who is afraid of tiny cute babies and Stiles who plans to be the best Uncle ever. Even if Danny called dibs on Godfather.]

*Not Just a Victim (Of Your Carnivorous Lunar Activities) (Stiles/Danny) [In which Danny might have a small, make that infintismal crush on Stiles, Jackson gets outted as a werewolf, and Danny knows his life will never be the same.]

*An Algorithm for Mistakes (Lydia/Stiles) [Lydia has a plan: attend college, study the biological makeup of werewolves, win prizes, and wear amazing shoes. She does not expect to make friends with Stiles. Or flirt with Stiles. Or accidentally start a pack war with Stiles. Whatever. The point is, Lydia has a plan.]

*Then You Think Again (Stiles/Derek) [Derek says, "You reeked of me," which is unfair.  Stiles only smelled because he'd gotten covered in Derek's bodily fluids trying to staunch the bleeding.]

*Winter of the Fall (Stiles/Derek) [Of course it couldn't be an ordinary cold snap. Of course there was something supernatural to it. That was just how things worked in Beacon Hills. (or five times Stiles was cold and one time he wasn’t.)]

*White Lace (Boyd/Stiles) [He’s only wearing the panties. Erica had bought them for him as a joke – he’d once drunkenly mumbled about the wonders of lace – but the moment he’d seen them? He’d wanted to wear them.]

*Of Secrets and Confessions (Stiles/Danny) [Strange things are happening in Beacon Hills, but Danny refuses to let his brain go to Buffy-esque places, because he believes in science and reasonable explanations. When his friends are ready, they will tell him what's going on with them, he knows that. Meanwhile, he realizes that Stiles might be more than meets the eye as they start to become friends.]

*he pushed inside and made me new (Lydia/Stiles) ["I love Jackson," she says as soon as she's close enough that she doesn't have to raise her voice.
"Okay?" Stiles glances left to right, like her meaning is crouched in the darkness somewhere. "I love Taco Tuesdays. Back to you."]

*Cause of Death (Stiles/Derek) [It turns out that although Stiles may be the one who’s been caught wearing panties, he isn’t the only one with an awkward boner, and that makes him feel a whole lot better about this situation.]

*into that secret place where no one dares to go (Lydia/Stiles/Derek) [The first time he felt Lydia's soul, it felt like a sneeze.]

*can't be hateful, gotta be grateful (Stiles/Derek) ["Be cool, Dad, we've decided to con Grandma." (Or, the one where the Stilinski men drag Derek to Thanksgiving dinner at Grandma's and she gets the right wrong idea.)]

*Catalysis (Danny/Stiles) [The one where Stiles's grandmother comes to town, Danny agrees to be Stiles's fake boyfriend, Scott is annoyingly insightful, and there are vampires.]

*weak knees and sweaty palms (Danny/Stiles) [Stiles' first date.]

*Hunting the Snark (pack) [The author's summary for this fic makes it sound like a comedy - it's not one, really. Basically the pack seduces Derek, who is a feelings failboat.]

*hooked on (dangling by a yarn) (Stiles/Derek, pre-relationship) [One hundred days, ten scarves, one Christmas, and Stiles' dormant magic has to ruin everything.]

*California Golden Bears (Allison/Stiles, Allison/Scott/Stiles) [Allison has a typical first semester of college. She's just got to balance classes, extracurriculars, only having one boyfriend, and the occasional supernatural creature. She's got this.]

*things that fly, but cannot land (Allison/Lydia/Stiles) [If Allison has to explain to one more person that she is not dating her ex-boyfriend’s best friend (and really, she broke up with Scott so long ago that the ‘ex-boyfriend’ part has mostly dropped off that title) she is going to explode. Especially now that Stiles has a girlfriend of his own, a girlfriend Allison is definitely not attracted to. Or jealous of. Danny has no idea what he’s talking about, except for the fact that he actually kind of does. (or, the one where Allison writes about werewolves, Stiles is her roommate and everyone is in love with Lydia.)]

*we're catching bullets in our teeth (it's hard to do but they're so sweet) (Stiles/Derek) [Mr & Mrs Smith AU - Stiles says he's a Web Developer. Derek says he an Internal Auditor. They're both liars, but you can't exactly tell your significant other that you kill people for a living, now can you?]

*Practically Perfect (Stiles/Derek) [They pad back up the stairs, and Stiles looks at the paper. In crayon, it reads: WE NEED A NANNY PROBALLY. Reqirments:

- eyes light up

- wants to go places

- can travel between dimentions

- likes cheesebergers

- a wear wolf

- lisens to good music

- SUPER STRONG

- favorit color is pink

- has friends who can fly

- will merry our Dad
There is a stick figure drawing of a werewolf with red eyes and bared teeth, marrying Stiles on a cloud.]

:D!
brilligspoons: (ivy)
Felt gross and yucky all morning. But I managed to get out of bed and do stuff this afternoon, so I'm calling today a win. Now I just need to fold and put my clothes away so I can actually, you know, sleep on my bed.

...I'll get to it eventually.

Anyway, I have more Teen Wolf recs for those of you who are interested. :D

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*Up All Night (always-a-girl!Derek/always-a-girl!Stiles) ["See if I ever cuddle you if you get ghost hypothermia," Stiles said. // Or, the one where they both get ghost hypothermia and shenanigans ensue. cisf!Derek/cisf!Stiles.]

*Painted By Numbers (Lydia/Stiles) [Of course, he does it for Lydia. She doesn't tell him what she's measuring him for and he knows better than to ask, but when he turns up to their next session to find a bag waiting on her bed, he knows what he's meant to do.]

*Bound Fast By Cords of Affliction (Isaac/Stiles) [Another day, another abduction. This time at least Stiles has company. But Isaac's memories aren't making things easy for either one of them.] [references child abuse]

*Somewhere with Your Back to It (Allison/Stiles) [Like a prize but not because they’ve both made it here, still standing, and now they’re carving this out just for themselves, something new and different and holy hell. Better. // Allison and Stiles begin.]

*You Taste Like Glitter (Danny/Stiles) [There was a time in Danny's life when he'd have sworn he had better things to do than sit in a club and check out the latest guy his ex is trying to hook up with. That is not the case tonight.]

*bleed you dry (Danny/Stiles, Peter/Stiles, refers to Danny/Peter/Stiles) [Okay, so maybe Danny's type is Serial Killers.]

*Together for Warmth (Allison/Scott/Stiles) [Allison, Scott, and Stiles keep each other warm. In more ways than one.]

*The Cold, The Dark, & The Silence (Allison/Stiles) [Allison just gives him a smile and says, “It’s okay, Stiles. That’s okay.” / It’s really not okay but Stiles can deal with that later.]

*There is a Brotherhood (Derek/Stiles) [The one where pledge brothers Stiles and Scott start a prank war with Derek Hale's fraternity.]

*Full Sun (Derek/Stiles) [Just in case they need a spark, Stiles concentrates, believes, really hard when he pushes each seed down into its little cup, and when the first new-green sprouts push up out of the soil and reach toward the sun, it does feel like magic. / The first time he really gets his hands in the earth, dirt jammed so deep under his fingernails he's never going to be able to scrub it out, back aching, frantic brain quiet for once, he knows it is.]

*Next Thursday (Danny/Stiles) [In which Stiles Stilinski has a werewolf for a best friend, a support group for that, hot chocolate with Lydia Martin and Danny Mahealani every Thursday evening, and an extremely anticlimactic coming out experience.]

*Amber Courage (Boyd/Stiles) [After the pack defeats the Alphas, Boyd and Stiles lay low together.]

*Spark, Smolder, Catch (Derek/Stiles) [When Stiles starts pulling down Derek's burnt-out house, Derek finds himself letting him. He doesn't know why. // Wherein Stiles and Derek are both broken and doing more damage might just be what they both need to move on.]

*This is Ridiculous (Derek/Stiles) [There's a unicorn in Beacon Hills. A fricken' unicorn. In fricken' Beacon Hills, California. And it turns out that unicorns aren't drawn towards virgins in a happy-go-lucky let-me-lay-my-not-at-all-metaphorical-horn-in-your-lap way. No. They kill them. And guess who's the only virgin idiotic enough to get sucked into the Beacon Hills supernatural scene? Stiles, that's who.]

*The Cards All Fall (Peter gen with background Derek/Stiles) [Peter needs his revenge. But for that, he can't be under constant surveillance. And so he comes up with a plan to distract Derek and Stiles with each other. Things go as expected, and then they don't. // AKA That one where Peter makes everyone's lives a little better completely by accident.]

*Seven years and a new skin (Isaac/Stiles) [It's not that Isaac heals, because he doesn't.]

*Off The Record (Isaac/Stiles, Isaac/Stiles/Danny) [There really can't be any room for scared in this equation.] [sequel to above]

*Hide Of A Life War (Derek/Stiles) [The one in which Stiles has lived to (legal) adulthood and, along the way, become a bit of a badass himself.]

*Figure 8 (Derek/Lydia/Stiles) [They are the frayed ends of braided rope that have soldered together after the blasts of heat - the bits that still remain, forever entwined, until there's no way they could ever breathe apart, in a tangled web only found when someone goes walking straight into it. The choice that comes with the stranger is far more difficult to deal with than the enemy himself.] [post-apocalyptic]
brilligspoons: (zombocalypse)
Weekend was good! The wedding went off really well! I had fun! Loretta and Jay both looked amazing, and everything about the ceremony was just wonderful and awesome. I got to hang out with Bella and Gavin yesterday, Cathy and I went shopping on Saturday morning, and the bus ride home last night was, uh, harrowing. XD And then I pretty much spent all of today watching NCIS reruns.

It's been glorious. I love having cable again.

Anyway. I have more Teen Wolf fic recs for those of you who are interested! A bit more diversity than the last list, hopefully.

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*que lastima pero adios (Erica/Boyd) [Erica has gone from one kind of outcast to another; but once, where she was strung out in a galaxy on her own, light-years from everyone else, she’s now part of a solar system of outcasts, rotating around the sun of their Alpha. // “Perhaps we all give the best of our hearts uncritically—to those who hardly think about us in return.” – T. H. White, The Once and Future King]

*Cupboard Love (Stiles/Derek) [AU - He’s carefully balancing the sandwiches and the two biggest tupperware containers he could find that both had functioning lids when the front door opens and he almost drops everything right there in front of the stupid fountain. If that’s Derek Hale, he’s definitely not a mountain man.]

*Metamorphosis (Stiles/Jackson) [It's a thing born of hate and desperation.] [mentions of noncon]

*Such an Unusual Kiss (Stiles/Derek) [When Stiles thinks back on it, it’s all Scott’s fault. After all, it was Scott who said flat out, “Did you ever think you might be gay?”]

*Buoyancy (Danny/Stiles) [Danny's well aware of how awesome his life is.]

*a savage such as i (Peter/Stiles) [“So what, are you taking me out to the woods to whack me? Is this the part of the movie where Al Pacino stares at the baby in the church while all of the henchman go out to slaughter his enemies? Because I kinda don’t want to die, and I definitely don’t want to be in pain. I’m not really a pain person. Well, okay, there was that one website that- No. Never mind. Shutting up now.”]

*Break the Lock If It Don't Fit (Stiles/Derek) ["Do you know what just happened?" Peter asked, frowning. "Do you know what Derek did?" / "He dislocated my shoulder," Stiles snapped, but Peter just arched an eyebrow, unimpressed by that answer.] [mentions of domestic violence]

*No-One Sleeps When I'm Awake (Lydia/Stiles) [She stretches out her foot to nudge the vibrator gently, and she can see the effort it takes him not to grind down. Obedience training: she's told him he can't move, so he won't.]

*it's neither deep nor tragic (Chris/Stiles) [Chris and Stiles are survivors on a revenge trip. For the most part, Chris leads the way, and seeing Stiles become increasingly amoral, takes issue with how much of a problem this isn't for his conscious. It all comes to a head, however, when Stiles comes back to him after having done something that Chris absolutely cannot condone.]

*You're a Dream to Me (Stiles/Derek) [Derek has the first dream in a shitty motel room just across the Nevada border, when his clothes still smell like smoke.]

*thrown to the lions (Chris/Peter) [au in which they're hopelessly in love, teenagers and reckless...until gerard finds out, threatens peter's life, and chris decides to choose a side]

*I'd Run Away (Chris/Peter) [“Hey, sunshine,” Peter says, still close when Chris slides inside. Immediately, all of his worries about his father and his fucked up family history evaporate, and there’s just Peter, filing the space with his energy, his life - God, it’s like being in the car with a hurricane or a fucking rainbow.]

*Trust That I'm a Better Man Than This (Chris/Peter) [Chris/Peter (because there's not nearly enough) where one is injured and has to go to the other for help/medical attention.] [dubcon, knife/bloodplay]

*Spiral (always-a-girl!Stiles/always-a-girl!Derek) [The first time Darcy Hale came into the Stilinski house through the front door—she was there to talk with Stiles's dad, to do damage control, probably, now that Stiles had come clean and sent everyone in the pack panicked late-night text messages—the first time, she paused just inside and stared at one of the pictures on the wall. It was Stiles with her mom, standing in front of their Christmas tree, from right after they found out her mom was sick. "Who's that?" Darcy said.]

*We Are A Battle (Chris/Peter) [“Before you shoot me, maybe you should ask yourself why I would come to you unarmed?” / Chris keeps his weapon up, safety off. Peter Hale crosses his legs in the window seat of Chris’ bedroom, arms thrown wide over the windowsill. / “Enlighten me,” he growls, trigger finger itching.]

*Broken Pieces Get Recycled (genfic, pre-relationship Stiles/Derek) [Nothing is ever just calm in Beacon Hills. No, something always has to go wrong, and this time, it's Stiles' turn in the spotlight. That doesn't mean he has to like it.]

*when the highway takes me (Stiles/Derek) [It’s been a hundred days.] [post-apocalyptic]

*The Pretty Things (are going to hell) (Stiles/Derek) [“You have something of mine,” Stiles says, and he reaches for his hood, pushing it back to reveal the rest of his face. Lips curled up in a smile promising pain and eyes like death, he says, "And now I’m going to take it back."]

*Little Blue Dress (Stiles/Derek) [Stiles attracts a nighttime visitor when he borrows blue eye shadow from Lydia, and what started as an experiment becomes a multi-act performance.]

*knit one, purl two (Stiles/Derek) [The idea sticks with him. And – he will never be sure how – he eventually finds himself in the arts and crafts department at Wal-Mart, staring at yarn.]
brilligspoons: (keysmash)
So Teen Wolf fandom has been really bad for me in that I've started following works in progress because a lot of the longer, really good fics are still being updated and also I have no impulse control. I KNOW, OKAY? It's awful. I can't believe it's come down to this. But whatever, some of them are just wonderful, and a decent amount are updated regularly, so.

The thing that makes this somewhat less stressful and annoying is being able to subscribe to fics and series on AO3. It's actually kind of exciting for me - I tend to forget what happens in most stories between me reading and them updating, so it's like I get to fall in love all over again every time I get an email reminder? Shut up. ANYWAY, I was going to make a rec list for this fandom anyway, and I'm going to include the works in progress I feel are worth following. I'll note them as such, of course. Fair warning.

For the record, this is my Teen Wolf tag on Pinboard.

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*The Strong Scent of Evergreen (always-a-girl!Stiles/Derek) [Derek and Stiles start something new.]

*hyper heart alone (Stiles/Derek) [When Stiles returns home to help his father recover from an injury, he discovers that things have changed somewhat in his absence: Derek is working closely with Stiles' father, around the house and underfoot, generally annoying and disconcerting Stiles with his presence.

Well, Stiles isn't sure you could call all the sex they end up having annoying, but he isn't really willing to call it anything else, either.]

*The One Where Derek Is Courting And Stiles Fears The Zombie/Werewolf Apocalypse (Stiles/Derek) [Written for this prompt: Awkward courtship funtimes! Derek is courting Stiles in the way that all male animals go about impressing their mates. Giving them practical (if weird, like, Derek gives Stiles 10kg of steak) gifts, making a nice home (he starts renovating the old Hale house), weird shit like that. Stiles is oblivious, and Scott keeps sort of helplessly hinting at what Derek is doing to little effect. Make me giggle and squeal into my pillow anon.]

*Worst Case Scenario (Stiles/Derek) [Stiles is good at compartmentalizing bad news. It's partly a learned behavior, and partly because of his well practiced coping technique. It may not be the most emotionally healthy thing to do, but it gets him through the day.]

*Every Step You Take (Stiles/Derek) [Stiles accidentally ends up magically bound to Derek. It’s super.]

*Just Have to Find a Better Way of Communicating (Stiles/Scott/Allison) [Stiles just gapes at Scott as he pulls back from kissing him. Kissing Stiles. With tongue. And then Scott is smiling. Scott says, “Okay, so you have to do it exactly like that to Allison. Exactly, okay?”]

*Trickster Makes This World (Stiles/Derek) [Stiles comes back to Beacon Hills during the new moon in April.]

*Any Way You Slice It (Stiles/Derek) [Wherein Isaac is Derek and Stiles's feelings child and also everyone thinks the end of their amicable buddyfucking was something out of those CW soaps Stiles swears he doesn't watch and tries to get them back together.]

*Bittersweet Between My Teeth (Stiles/Derek) [At first he thinks it's the Adderall - the Adderall, mixed with the Jack and Coke, mixed with whatever else he shouldn't have drank - but this has never happened before, not like this.]

*wild things [series] (WIP) (Stiles/Derek) [Derek begins. Stiles begins. And wild things must always have a king.] [NOTE: The first 3 stories in this series are completed; part four is a WIP.]

*cocaine heart (Peter/Stiles/Derek) [The One Where Peter Turned Stiles Instead of Scott.] [NOTE: dubcon]

*Important Things (Stiles/Derek) [Stiles learns that even with werewolves, giant lizards and psychopathic hunters on the loose, life can still find other ways to screw with you. Case in point: everyone keeps assuming he and Derek are a couple. What the hell?]

*waiting for you to say it first (Stiles/Derek) [Four months they’ve managed to avoid one another. Stiles quit going to pack meetings. He quit doing research unless Scott really, really begged him to. He avoided driving the road that led out to the turnoff to the Hale house, he avoided going to all the spots where Derek might possibly be. Four months, and now, here they are, standing in the Minit Mart, Stiles thinks, staring down at the grimy tiles. He can hear the catch of Derek’s breath, and he closes his eyes and breathes deep.]

*Something You Give Away (Stiles/Derek) [The words were out of his mouth before he could think about finding his filter, before he could really consider just what he was setting in motion.]

*last night's dress (tiptoe out of this mess) (Stiles/Derek) [TFLN: My dad just asked me if my booty call guy that comes over at 3am and leaves at 6 would like to stay for Sunday brunch next week. You in?]

*Tell Me What You Eat (Stiles/Derek) [Stiles drags the paper bag towards him and peers inside. As soon as he opens it, he gets a whiff of delicious chocolate smell.]

*Only If For A Night (Stiles/Derek) [“Here,” Derek pulled Stiles’ red hood over his head and leaned down far too close to his personal space, “Pretend like we’re just making out. Maybe he’ll let us off with a warning.”]

*Worlds That Turn On Their Own (Stiles/Derek) [When Stiles had left Beacon Hills, he'd done it with every intention of never coming back. Ten years later, he finds himself forced back to his hometown. Of course, it's not long before things are just as they had been before -- that is, falling headlong towards disaster, and this time, stopping it isn't really an option.]

*Abbacchio (Stiles/Derek) [“I have a casserole for you,” says Scott.
Stiles triple-takes. “You what?”]

*Like a Melody (it won't leave my head) (Stiles/Derek) [Stiles doesn't notice the constant buzzing in his head until it's gone.]

*some nights (Stiles/Derek) [Derek pisses Stiles off, and Stiles issues an "open-door policy" for the teenaged werewolves in his life. (Which is, really, more of an open-window policy, because seriously: werewolves) After that it is, like, all werewolf all the time.]

*Selected Field Observations on Canis lupis irremotus (Stiles/Derek) [AU - Stiles is going to make Derek internet famous, like that one cat and that other cat. Derek just wants to do his field research.]

*Is Where... (Stiles/Derek) [Derek and Stiles go hunting. Kind of.]

*no time to wallow in the mire (Stiles/Derek) [Derek Hale fails at everything.]

*it spins like a wheel inside you (hints at Stiles/Derek) ["Do you remember your first full moon?" Laura asks. Her front is pressed against Derek’s side, he can feel her ribs under the thin cotton of her Led Zeppelin T-shirt and they’re wedged together on a double bed in a tiny hotel on the outskirts of a small town in North Carolina. ; Derek and Laura before and after the fire.]

*Blood Pounding in Our Veins (WIP) (Danny/Stiles, Stiles/Derek) [Stiles figured that Mrs. McCall finding out Scott’s secret would change things, but he’s completely unprepared for the very first thing she does, which is to invite Isaac to move in with her and Scott. In which Stiles is angry. For some very good reasons.]

*The Carnivorous Animal's Table Manners (WIP) (Peter/Stiles) [Peter has excellent table manners. Even when he's helping himself to a feast.]

*Except What Has Been Forgotten (WIP) (Stiles/Derek) [In which Stiles wakes up with a shiny new case of amnesia and it's immediately obvious that his best friend is lying to him - which might have something to do with the (hot) guy who keeps appearing his room. What the hell has he been doing for the past 18 months?]

*A Fool for Fire (WIP) (Stiles/Derek) [Stiles and Derek see their relationship in two very different ways.] [NOTE: oh my god so much angst, keep tissues handy]

*Ella (WIP) (Stiles/Derek) [There's always going to be another family of werewolves, another family of hunters, and there's always going to be Stiles right in the middle of it. Ten years after high school, after the pack, after Beacon Hills, Stiles finds himself caught up again.]

*Everything You Ever... (WIP) (Stiles/Derek) [Kink meme fill in which Derek realizes how amazing his pack would be if he had Stiles' support and loyalty the way Scott does. Then he realizes he wants more than just Stiles' support and loyalty. Unfortunately, Derek is very aware that he can't have what he wants. Until Stiles runs afoul of a witch. Then Derek realizes he can have ANYTHING he wants, if he's willing to take advantage. He hates himself for it, but he's willing to take advantage. (aka, Stiles gets hit with an Ella Enchanted-type curse, and Derek just can't help himself. Expect uncomfortable and inevitable parallels to Kate Argent, Peter being a creeper, and no happy endings)] [NOTE: dubcon/noncon]

*Reasonable to Assume (WIP) (Stiles/Derek) ["You're a werewolf! He's a werebaby! How can you not know what to do with him?"]
brilligspoons: (steve/tony)
So...I'm not going to write this story because my interest in baseball is minimal at best and basically limited to what Steve Rogers thinks about the Dodgers not being in Brooklyn anymore (and also A League of Their Own). Which I think is fair, really. This doesn't stop me from thinking it's a good idea for a fic, of course, but I am probably not the right person to follow through on it.

Background: a couple drinks into our company party on Wednesday, Kait mentioned something about Steve and Tony and baseball and...I don't even remember what else, but it turned into me thinking up an AU where Steve plays for the Dodgers in the years right before the team moves out to LA. Uh, @hubcomics then asked me about them checking for steroids, which. I say let's handwave the whole thing and make Steve's physique a product of a late growth spurt and good living. But also it's, like, 1952 and I don't even know when they would have started checking for drugs and performance enhancers? So whatever, I think we're safe on that point.

I can just imagine Steve falling to his knees on the field after losing the 1956 World Series to the Yankees and shouting DAMN YOU, LARSEN at the sky while shaking his fists. )

In conclusion, you should all just read [livejournal.com profile] harmonyangel's story, Wait Till Next Year. I guarantee you it is more coherent and wonderful than this mess of an entry.

And now I will...do work. I guess. :\
brilligspoons: (iron man YES)
I'm more tired than I really have any right to be, but it's cool, I have coffee, which I'm sure will kick in at any moment now. >:( My brain doesn't want to function properly, so I think this calls for a list of sorts. Or maybe multiple lists. I don't know.

...maybe just one list of random things. That sounds about my speed right now.

THINGS

-[livejournal.com profile] starsparkle333 and I cleaned the apartment this weekend! Huzzah!
-Sometime in the near future, I need to replace my DVD player. It's decided that all discs are the wrong disc, which is not conducive to watching things. In its defense, I've had it for almost 3 years now and it was SUPER cheap when I bought it, so. Oh well. Maybe I'll spring for one of slightly better quality this time around.
-Since it's National Poetry Month, I decided to post a poem every day on tumblr like I did last year. April 1 was Hug O'War (Shel Silverstein), April 2 was Archaeology (Vona Groarke), and April 3 (today) was Autumn Tune (Carol Frost).
-After work this Friday, I'm heading down to CT to meet baby Evan! SO EXCITED, YOU GUYS. Am spending the whole weekend with them, too. It'll be nice and low-key, methinks.
-Need to get back into my writing projects, like yesterday. /o\
-Baby blanket number 2 is coming along, though. \o/
-Finished reading From Westminster With Love this morning. I was giggling SO MUCH, you guys. I love fics where Charles is a ridiculous flirt and Erik's life is the hardest as a result, okay? Also it was really well-written!

Should probably go do some work now. Happy Tuesday, all!
brilligspoons: (amy pond!)
So I'm going to be heading down to Jersey with my cousin and uncle tonight or tomorrow morning, depending on when and what we hear from the rest of the family about the funeral arrangements. I haven't decided whether or not I should pack my laptop with me (doubt I'll have time to write anything - maybe I'll print out my story drafts today and write longhand if I get a chance), but I am bringing my kindle and some books and knitting to keep me occupied. I suspect the drives to and from will be long.

Anyway, could you guys rec some fic to me? AO3 links so I can download them to Darkholme, please, and preferably stuff on the longer side but whatever you've got is good. XMFC, Avengers, Star Trek, H50, CriMinds, Suits, whatever else you think I might like - as long as it's a completed story, which is really my only sticking point.
brilligspoons: (ms. marvel)
So, whatever, AO3's down right now, but I have this really awesome Marvel movie 'verse fic you all need to read ASAP - meaning when the site is working again. Silly updates. Who needs them.

The Last Love Song of Anthony E. Stark by [livejournal.com profile] jibrailis - R - Steve/Tony, background Loki/Sif - After contracting an Asgardian virus, Tony starts forgetting things. And people. And Steve.

IT'S REALLY GOOD. Once the archive's back up, I highly recommend giving it a try.
brilligspoons: (keysmash)
Watched the first eight episodes of Hawaii Five-0 yesterday. >:( Why is it so addictive. >:( Why is Kono so fucking badass. >:( Why are Danny and Steve fucking adorable and all surly and banter-y. >:( Why do I want to watch an entire show about Chin riding around Hawaii on a motorcycle now. >:( Why am I such a sucker for shows with delightful team dynamics. >:( >:( >:(

Ugh, whatever. I need fic recs, friends who are in this fandom. Please point me to where the good stuff lives. >:(

SO, GUYS. HOW 'BOUT THAT AVENGERS TRAILER LAST NIGHT? HUH? HUH? HOW GREAT WAS THAT? I TOTALLY DIDN'T WATCH IT FIFTY TIMES THEN RIP THE VIDEO AND PUT IT ONTO MY IPOD SO I COULD WATCH IT ALL DAY TODAY. NOPE. NOT THIS GIRL. I'M IN CONTROL OF MY BASER URGES. INCLUDING THE TONY STARK-RELATED ONES. YUP. NOTHING TO SEE HERE.

Julia, Andrew, and I already have a plan to see the movie. I'll be down in Jersey that weekend because the 5th is Isabella's first communion, so we're going to make Cathy babysit the kids when I get in on the 4th (she's on a cruise right now and can't protest, and the family rule is you cruise, you lose, suckas).

SQUEEEEEEEEEE AVENGERS. \o/

Speaking of movies, I saw some this weekend.

I'd only heard about Chronicle early last week, actually, and I think I made the right choice, seeing it on Saturday. The story was your basic we-got-superpowers-now-what plot, but I liked the script, and the movie was shot in an interesting way. I liked the three main characters a lot, and the whole last bit kept me on the edge of my seat. Very well done overall, I'd say, though not totally groundbreaking. I do recommend seeing it if you're into so inclined, though.

One for the Money wasn't super great, but it was enjoyable, mindless entertainment. Mostly it succeeded in making me really homesick for Jersey. And because my only exposure to the story was the bandom adaptation, I kept expecting Gerard Way and Frank Iero to pop up, so. /shrug Anyway, it was fine and funny in parts, so it wasn't a hardship to watch.

Should probably do some work today. >.> Happy Monday, all!
brilligspoons: (thinking alert!)
GUYS! Back to the things about Suits that I really like!

So Closer, who has written some stories that I've enjoyed recently, wrote a meta fic wherein Harvey is secretly a BNF in the Star Trek fandom, and Mike muscles in from White Collar to get in on that shit. 5U175, guys. Seriously. I LOL'ed and made a lot of flappy hands and ridiculous giggles. It has a lot of awesome lines, too ("Fandom ruins everything. Even threesomes." / "Fandom suffers a devastating shortage of grownup pants." for example), and basically is all around completely true in addition to being hilarious and awesome. I highly recommend it.

...I am trying not to give away all of the awesome parts, but just know: at one point, Harvey cosplays as Tony Stark. THAT IS ALL.

...I am still giggling like a lunatic. \o\ \o/ /o/
brilligspoons: (blue eyes)
Despite the fact that I'm not really reading fic all that much right now, I thought I ought to read my [livejournal.com profile] secret_mutant gift since it was posted this morning. I am SO GLAD I did, too. It is precisely the sort of bitter/dark/twisty/emotional wreck of a story that I needed right now, friends. It's incredibly painful and beautiful - and if that's your thing, you should definitely head over and read it, okay?

The Real Meeting, by anon. Charles/Erik, R. Some wounds never seem to heal, especially for Charles, and sometimes grief seems like an ever-present companion.

I was also the most pleased by the C.S. Lewis quotes at the beginning and end. And now I have to go read Out of the Silent Planet again. It's been too long.
brilligspoons: (bacon)
ATTN friends who are into BBC's Sherlock and fanfic and the like: [livejournal.com profile] cold_feets wrote me an adorable little thing for my birthday! You should all go read it! It is the SWEETEST and most amazing!

untitled: in which there's suddenly a baby over here on LJ or at AO3

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