Steepster's Ultimate Fan Fic Thread!
Wow. I read some Avengers, Sherlock, and Harry Potter, but the bigthing I’m reading now is Naruto, A:TLA, and A Song of Ice and Fire fics. I’m not one for shipping, slas/het/poly/whatever because I feel like it usually detracts from a fic. Weirdly enough, I like the fabfic for Naruto more than I like Naruto. Oh well.
Also, does anyone go to darklordpotter for fanfic recs? Those people know how to find good fic.
Shadowfall- I don’t have much for Mystrade unfortunately… I did enjoy the first story in this series: http://archiveofourown.org/works/446107 The rest of the series is still enjoyable, but they just published the 10th part in December. IDK how long they will go with it.
I think this one was even better: http://archiveofourown.org/works/498449! And it’s NOT a WIP.
Oh, and you mentioned you might have some Gabe/Sam recs? I’m NEARLY done Season 5 so I am ready for all Destiel and Gabe/Sam stuff you, or anyone else, wants to throw at me!
I’ll check those two out soon-ish. I think I’m gonna jump ships and go reread Tricks anyway. Lol.
And I’ll go find those other fics for you and send them your way.
Lol. The FrostIron fic I linked Shmiracles to on the last page. Tricks was easier than typing out Tricks of the Trade on my Ipad…..still is. XD
Cavo, if you work your magic and link the whole series together in one ebook, let me know. :D
C’est la vie. XD
I’d be interested in an ebook version too, if y’all’re talking about Tricks. I currently just have each part ‘entire work’ saved to my Adobe reader then each part has a number infront of the title for the proper order…..folders help too. Lol….It sounds excessively complicated when I explain it though. Lol.
Yes! I WILL because I don’t want 10+ ebooks floating around. :P And I figured out that if I keep the epub file, I can always upload it to GrabMyBooks and edit it later. Maybe I can get to it tonight in the middle of our House of Cards marathon.
Ok here you go you guys:
That’s where I’m saving the fanfic series I’ve compiled, in both mobi and epub formatting! If you guys don’t like how it’s bundled, for whatever reason, just load up the epub up to GrabMyBooks.com and you can edit each story or change the cover out! It’s easy. :)
I’ve just finished the Fire & Ice (Mystrade) series, but I’ll do the Frost Giant one next. Gimme 20 minutes for that one (still getting distracted by House of Cards).
WOOHOO! I just figured out compiling things too. :) I’ve been having fun downloading various tumblr fics and compiling them into single epubs.
And I just updated my folder with the Frost Giant series.
I haven’t even checked out tumblr fics, but that seems like a good idea. There are some posts I’d like to read from there…
Teen Wofls is becoming all about the tumblr fics, I think. I follow a few writers, and they do round robins and stuff all the time. So hard to find things, though.
Hobbit Fic recs!
i haven’t really read that many Hobbit fics to be honest. so i’m not exactly confident that these are the very best or anything, but i still remember them fondly. so at least they made an impression on me. :)
the first one i read -
Shield Me by bendingsignpost
the one that darkened by brain for days -
Here, There Be Dragons by bendingsignpost
the one that is porny & compelling -
At Your Service by TanukiMara
the one that is super short but i have to post it cuz it involves -
A Spot of by mithen
the one that is painfully romantic -
all that shine as moonstone leave a discernible mark by kay_cricketed
the series that has the BUTTONZ story (it’s part 2) -
Slumbers Deep and Dreams of Gold Series by mithen
And I bundled that last book up here:https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ycmlef63aeeyk5a/W9PaPa0i5z
crowd sourcing for your ‘First Kiss’!
to all of us that read fanfiction, it’s obvious that there are almost as many different tastes & preferences in fics as there are people in fandom. personally, i can say that i sometimes can’t stand some of the stories that are the very most loved in a fandom. or that there are certain characterizations or dynamics that i can barely stand, but other readers tend to love them with a passion. SO…
i have a friend who is a social worker & works for a great non-profit. she does a LOT of hard work and long hours for children and teens in the community and generally cares intensely for the people she interacts with, but also, quite frankly, she sees a lot of shit. (basically she’s a pretty sensitive lady.)
she just watched all episodes of Sherlock. all of it! in maybe 2 weeks time. she seriously loved it.
yes i have sent her all the crazy gifs i have.
see, i was an art school goth in my youth. i have a preference for things dark and moody and uncomfortable sometimes. and since all the lovey fics that pop into my mind involve riding crops, i need your help.
she’s a sweet and super intelligent softy of a lady, and i want to find some really good Sherlock ‘First Kiss’ fics for her to read.
What Are Your Very Favorites?!
What was the very first Sherlock fic that you read?!
Did a friend recommend your first to you or did you just pick one that looked good and get lucky?
basically any meeting/getting together/smooching/feeeels fics. etc etc preferably shorter (ie not 150k haha) to start. ? (heck but maybe not)
she has never read fanfic before. help me convert her to our glorious universe!
(if we are successful, she will curse my name for years to come. :) while simultaneously giggling wildly at the beauty of fandom.)
gonna hook her with All The Feeels!
lay it on me!!
I haven’t read a lot of Sherlock fics, sadly! But I’ll keep my eyes open for stuff.
I think I’ve already given you all my Sherlock recs,
but the #1 rec I would give would be “The Progress of Sherlock Holmes”. (http://archiveofourown.org/works/173274?view_full_work=true). I was still pretty new to fanfic when I’d read that, as well as slash, and it just blew my mind It was so incredible!
I know you’ve read some of these but I’m posting the links in case anyone else wants to peek.
The Road Trip series is a nice quick one that’s a lot of fun. (http://archiveofourown.org/series/10114)
I love this one because John is actually a wizard, and there’s a bit of Harry Potter crossover): http://archiveofourown.org/works/466922 John is as badass as Sherlock.
This one is what I call porn-with-plot: A Cure for Boredom – http://archiveofourown.org/works/335385 It’s really great – starts off fairly tame, and moves on fro there.
Sherlock wants to conduct a sleep study on John – bedsharing, leading to more: To Sleep, Perchance To Smother Your Flatmate with a Pillow – http://archiveofourown.org/works/346797
The(y) Kiss: http://archiveofourown.org/works/216097#children
(That’s it – they kiss. Written very poetically)
That Thing You Like: http://archiveofourown.org/works/118471
(Sherlock has basically done everything to show John how he fells, except, of course, actually tell him.)
The Magic of Deduction: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6692754/1/The_Magic_of_Deduction
Another Harry Potter crossover – John is a Hufflepuff. Sherlock is Slytherin. they forge a fragile friendship at Hogwarts.
I should have more, but I guess I haven’t tagged things well enough. Hope you find something? Also this should tell me that I should stop staring at Cas/Dean and go back to reading about John/Sherlock.
YES! It’s so great, even if you’re not into Harry Potter. (I think at least).
Those are here as well: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ycmlef63aeeyk5a/W9PaPa0i5z (with pretty covers)
I am just re-reading To Sleep, Perchance to Smother Your Flatmate with a Pillow (as posted above and linked in dropbox as Two Coffees, One Sugar One Black), and it is quite sweet and not too alarming to someone who is new to fic. I’m already on the second part where John is starting to wonder if he may have accidentally started a relationship with Sherlock.
It’s utterly distracting. I’m at work and I need to put my kindle away but I just don’t want to…
I’m also pretty sure this series is where I first realized I would need to create an “I’m Not Gay” tag to help track my fic. Poor John. He can be a bit predictable!
Ahhh okay yes i haven’t read the Two Coffees one i don’t think! not yet at least.
but it sounds promising.
and John being all ‘not gay’ is only for the beginning of the series i’m guessing? hah
…was i gonna get work done today?
naw i mean YES but … let me just find this fic on my kindle first and just, ya know, mark it for later
GUISE!! ALL OF YOU!
THANK YOU SO MUCH for these great recommendations and positive votes of stories and authors!
(and also for the bundled books Cavo! i grabbed them ALL last night. you are totally spreading the love. and when i send her these i will totally tell her where they came from.)
and as a bonus, hopefully everyone who hangs out here will find a new story to love too!
Speaking of fanfic etc, I’ve created a tumblr blog that’s full of supernatural and sherlock and other fandoms as they catch my eye. It’s under a different name that I don’t want tied to cavocorax so just send me a PM and I will tell you what it is if anyone is interested! (I just don’t want someone to google my name and find that next to it! Online pseuds are complicated).
The fandom is a dramatic and angsty one. :) Kinda goes along with the show, really.
Oh, yes please – JOIN ME! I think I just started watching it in November and I am so in love with it.
Also, if you give it a shot and aren’t into the first few eps, then skip to Season 2. I feel that that’s when the show really got it’s groove (instead of just doing monster-of-the-week sorta things).
Oh crap. Maybe I’m more angsty and dramatic because of it? But I don’t know that the Sherlock fandom is any more… mature. I was probably just a rabid fangirl waiting to happen!
Psssst. It’s all on Netflix (if you didn’t already know. I may have already said this somewhere else…)
I am not a fandom girl at all but I love Supernatural. The characters are easy to love despite their many flaws and the wndless references to the X-Files and other pop culture make it pretty funny pretty often. I am rewatching it now for the third or fourth time. It gets very sifferent over time, especially after season five with the end of the original story arc but I love it in all its incarnations.
I JUST finished season 5 last weekend!!! (no spoilers)
And I am totally excited to see where the show will go from there because I really have no idea. I hear they just renewed the 10th season. I’m sorta astounded that there are 5 seasons AFTER the main arc. I guess if the fans keep demanding more, they will keep giving it to us, but it makes me feel like they are just doing what we do when we write fanfic – ok, lets give you more and more of your favourite chars…. :P
For the most part I have been able to avoid spoilers, so I’m having fun live-blogging when I watch SPN to track what my thoughts were of everything, especially the big moments. :)
Uniquity you are so right. easy to love despite their MANY flaws hahah. arg you boys!
back in the day, my sis started watching at season 3 and sometimes we still kinda encourage ppl to start there? and if they love it then they can always go back. i mean, a show doesn’t get to 9 seasons for no reason! but as is the case with most tv, sometimes the first season or two might start out a little lopsided, until all the parts of the production finds their legs.
we will ALWAYS want to watch the ‘A Very Supernatural Christmas’ episode 3.08 EVERY FREAKIN christmas. !!!
i mean it has flashback scenes to the boys as young kids during the holidays, while at the same time they were trying to make “the most violent Christmas special in the history of television”!! how can we NOT watch it!
(gah just talking about this makes me also miss smallville a little.)
My first episode was the fairy tale one in season two or three and it totally hooked me. I think it is great to start with a monster of the week without a focus on the story arc. That way you can get a sense of the boys without worrying about something silly like yellow eyes.
In some ways I actually prefer the seasons AFTER the main arc the most as I think the freedom really let then have fun with it but sometimes they write themselves into a corner. I have mad love for Bobby, Castiel, the Impala and, of course, the boys.
I have a question for the fanfic people here – why do some people write fics/ have fantasy worlds where the brothers are romantially involved? It is TOO weird for me. The Dean and Cas thing is understandable but as beautiful as Jared and Jensen are, that characters are brothers!! Ach. Sorry.
EDIT: I’m not trying to say that the bromance romance is common in fandom as I don’t delve into it enough to be sure but I have definitely seen it in fan sites. Tumblr scares me a little, hah. My younger sister-in-law became a Supernatural fangirl a few months back and is WAY in the fandom. She doesn’t understand my reticence. I like too many popular shows to let myself get into the fandom – Doctor Who, Sherlock, Supernatural, etc. I need time to do other things too! :)
Hmmm… I wonder if part of the interest is the inherent wrongness of it? Like they shouldn’t because they’re brothers, but at the end of the day they’re the only ones keeping each other together/sane/alive? (if you ignore Cas and other possible good influences…) And sometimes love is love and you shouldn’t label it? IDK. There can be something appealing about forbidden/taboo love, but I’ve never read any Wincest fic.
I have to admit I was curious why so many people ship it as well. I’ll probably eventually read it to see if it’d be something interesting (and probably hella angsty/remorseful…) in the hands of a good author, but if it was really poorly written I wouldn’t want to touch it. I try to stay open-minded, but I’ve already found a few areas that I just won’t touch. :P (ohai, mpreg)
And I think SPN is the only place I came across actual bromance fic, but that’s because I’ve mostly just read John/Sherlock. (As in I have 140 johnlock fics on my kindle, while other fandoms are at ~30).
And yes. TUMBLR is something to be afraid of! I’ve decide to put NSFW posts on my blog from the start so that IF people follow me, they won’t be offended later on. THEY WILL BE WARNED. (Does tumblr unlock everyone else’s 14 yr old?)
Yes… There’s definitely a 14 year old fan lurking inside me! :)
As far as ‘brothers’, I only ever watched the pilot. So while I know they’re brothers, I’m not emotionally invested in that. But AU’s FTW. Also RPF, which I felt weird about until I got involved in Bandom a few years ago. Heh.
I’ve only read one RPF and that is this (unexpected) Benedict Cumberbatch fic: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7929229/1/Day-out-with-Benedict-Cumberbatch