Steepster's Ultimate Fan Fic Thread!
i started this thread so as not to annoy, shock, or disturb non fan fic readers with our possible mentionings of mpreg, alpha/beta/omega, songfic, RPS, kidfic, tentacle p0rn, and/or bizzare crossovers.
thank you for playing!
i have a confession.
i spent an hour at work yesterday reading a Firefly fic while i really should have been working. i didn’t mean to do it, but you know how it is when you say “just a few sentences” and then can’t stop…
Haha yes I do that all the time. I tend to bounce around with different fics. I love Firefly I was actually just watching Serenity last night :-)
as Shadowfall mentioned in another thread, i too am in a Hobbit ‘stage’ at the moment.
i read one great fic that had Thorin and the dwarves as if they were the mob. and Bilbo was a college professor of maps. and i have never read an AU story before cuz i find the idea strange and not really appealing, but this one was SO GOOD and i had the best time and it followed me in my mind for days.
then i went to see Citizen Kane a few days after finishing reading it, and i’m quite sure i am the only one in the theater, maybe i was the first person in all of history, that was referencing a Thorin and Bilbo relationship during the film.
for those who dare: http://archiveofourown.org/works/679603?view_full_work=true
Lol. I have a horrible habit lately of staying up until 3 in the morning reading Hobbit fics….when I have to be at work by 8. Lol! Thankfully I don’t have to work that early every day, so I eventually catch up on the sleep. XD
Oh wow, what am I reading right now. It varies from day to day because I get distracted easily.
Harry Potter (ALL THE TIME)
Ouran High School Host Club
Gundam Wing (old school, I know)
Naruto (that’s what kept me up last night anyway)
And that’s just from the last couple of weeks.
No love for mpreg, but love slash and have a deep and abiding love of crossovers. Haven’t encountered much alpha/beta stuff. NO RPS, ew. Kidfic only if it’s adult characters that have been de-aged somehow, no 2nd generation fics if I can help it. Songfics…usually too short for my tastes and I generally don’t bother to read the lyrics anyway, just skipping them to read the real story. I have read probably more than my fair share of tentacle pron and enjoyed some of it. Unusual crossovers are awesome.
Speaking of kidfic, I just read this awesome (unfortunately unfinished) Sherlock fic on fanfiction.net where John was basically erased from reality and then input into a new reality where he never existed only he’s got all of his adult memories and skills and he’s in an 8 year old body. It’s been eating my brain for the last week as I imagine tons of possible ways that the story can go. I like to daydream new endings to things. It was fun reading Mycroft and Sherlock come up with all sorts of theories on hidden laboratories making child soldier prodigies and mysterious masterminds. Fun! Can’t link now, blocked at work. Let me know if you want a link and I’ll link it later.
Land of Hope and Glory!! i did a short search and found it! hahaha
i will follow the author on ao3 and read the full story as soon as it is completed. (since they are on chapter 8 of ?)
i just kinda prefer to wait and be able to read the whole thing at once. so i can keep the flow. ya know.
THANK YOU for the recommendation nudge!
i have a sister who is mostly the original fanfic reader in the family. and she is the best curator EVER! so i only ever have to ever read the best of the best. it’s really great. i’m lucky.
Batman (especially if Green Arrow or his sidekicks are involved)
Smallville (especially if Green Arrow is involved)
Arrow (basically anything where Green Arrow is involved) you get the idea there…
basically if i watch a show or read a book or comic and like it, i will look for fanfic related to it.
and my sister always says that anything (any pairing or scenario or AU or crossover) can be good as long as it’s done well. as long as it’s written well.
and i realize slowly that she’s pretty much right.
I’m not sure that’s the one I’m thinking of since the one I’ve read is a trilogy that she’s on the second one of, the first story is completed.
well definitely share the link when you get home so i can make sure i’m reading the right one and i can add it to my queue :)
Here’s the link to the first story in the series: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7180513/1/The-Wee-Doctor
Just made an account at fanfiction.net. :O
Is there a way to download fic? Or are you meant to read it all on the site? (My wifi connection sucks so I like to just d/l fic and read without interruptions).
(Maybe I’ve just been spoiled by AO3?)
If I download anything from fanfiction.net I use https://www.flagfic.com/. It allows you to save the document in a variety of formats.
Thanks! I’m bookmarking that now.
(Oh sweet – looks like I can use that site to have it email directly to my kindle! #squee)
thanks for the link Starfevre! i sent it to my kindle.
fyi if you use chrome as your browser, i use the Klip.me extension to send any article or web text to my kindle. (so you can use it for times when the site doesn’t make it as easy as flagfic does). it’s basically the best thing ever. and also makes it so i have an impossible amount of things to read on my kindle at all times.
ccol, that’s good to know. I do have Chrome but I don’t use it very often so I haven’t really explored it’s capabilities. That’s a very useful extension.
some of the very best fic i’ve read to date has been Sherlock.
he’s quite an endearing and enduring character.
please feel free to share your favorites here!!
i’d love to be lucky enough to gobble up something new i haven’t read yet.
Unfortunately one of my favourite Sherlock writers just pulled all of their stories from ff.net so that makes me very sad.
boooooo! so sad
do you remember their name? maybe i know them and still have some in my kindle archive?
I haven’t read a lot of fanfic (yet), but this story of Sherlock/Watson kept me awake reading all night: http://archiveofourown.org/works/173274/chapters/253157
It’s pretty popular so I’d be surprised if you haven’t encountered it.
i actually haven’t encountered it. but my sis does tend to send me the shorter stories first.
thanks for the link, i’ve sent the story to my kindle already. perhaps it will be my in-flight reading this weekend!
hey Starfevre, apparently some ppl on tumblr are emailing out Esama fic by request. so i might ask for some :)
Sherlock Holmes: I need to get some air; we’re going out tonight.
John Watson: Actually, I’ve got a date.
Sherlock Holmes: What?
John Watson: It’s when two people who like each other go out and have fun…
Sherlock Homes: That’s what I was suggesting.
John Watson: No, it wasn’t. At least, I hope not.
Whispers in Corners is definitely an esama fic you’ll like if you have any interest in Harry Potter/Sherlock crossovers with slash. Harry/Mycroft pairing.
i’m all about the slash.
or just deeper emotional situations that the original author never puts the characters in.
i’ve never read a crossover, but i’m more than willing to try. :)
hopefully i’ll get a copy of that story. i’ll let you know.
update: i apparently just downloaded a zip of all of esama’s work. so there’s that. :) hah
I could also use some more recommendations from AO3. Not my preferred site (though it’s up there) so I don’t know how to search it well for high quality/popular things. Sherlock and HP especially, if any of you are in the latter fandom.
Also, Shmiracles, where was the esama zip?
here is where i found the zip: http://forums.darklordpotter.net/showpost.php?s=1951c7d63bc8dc4b87989db6c243df21&p=608926&postcount=14
when searching AO3, i usually use the right side search section and first SEARCH BY > KUDOS. that usually makes the most loved stuff rise to the top. i just spend a good portion of the morning reading a Sherlock/John that i don’t really recommend.
it’s been a while since i read this fic but i do remember liking it
it got in my head in a way and i couldn’t remove it from cannon for a while. but to be honest i might not feel the same about it if i was to read it now, just cuz those were the early days.
and i haven’t finished this one yet, but i think it might be fun http://archiveofourown.org/works/383020?view_full_work=true
a short and hilariously adorable Sherlock fic!
read this now for a little mid-day escape!
What is Already Yours by mithen
i started “Two Two One Bravo Baker” yesterday and i’m barely 3 chapters in but all i wanna do is lay around and read!!!
it’s a special kind of agony.
here is a tumblrite’s description …so i can get you hooked too??
“It’s a story about love, about war, about things worth fighting for, worth dying for. It’s friendship and bravery and “he said creamily” and Are You Actually An Actual Angel and sex under a Humvee. The salt needs to stop fucking the pepper, and “We’ve always been the same tribe”. There’s Margaret, Mycroft, and there’s a couch that gets ruined, and I cried so hard I got a headache.”
read this while on holiday…
The Progress of Sherlock Holmes
then proceeded to make a tea…
but it is far from ready, and it will take me some time to get the recipe right.
is it too much to admit that sherlock has inspired me to pick up my viola again?
how’s that for romantic?!? whew
Avengers fanfic and the Tony/Steve pairing ate my brain recently. I finally got an AO3 account just so I could bookmark some of the stories.
haha i JUST EXACTLY NOW sent myself 3 small ones.
and then saw your post here.
share any that you find and love !!!
Tony/Steve is very popular i can see. :)
I’m on like page 45 of the descending kudos sort so I’ll have to go back and remember which ones I liked best. I’m also fond of Banner/Stark, especially if Hulk is schmoopy.
Starfevre, read any that you wanna recommend?
rare enough that 2 of us should be immersed in the same pairing at the same time, even if out tastes are different, figured i’d ask :)
Depends on what you’re looking for and what level of porn you’re comfortable with. Can I link to my own bookmarks? Let me go look.
Here are my favourites so far. I’ll try to keep you in mind as I go through the descending kudos list again.
Uhhhh, the one on top is a bit kinky in that it is a JARVIS/Tony pairing. Hot though.
okay so i didn’t put this on my instagram because fandom (and especially fic) tends to weird some people out, but i was with my sister on vacation and i made her take a pic of me with the cap!
okay i have a new fandom this week.
and specifically the tony/bruce/steve pairing
(is it a ‘pairing’ if it’s a poly relationship?)
i know i know could i get any smuttier??
i’m not proud of this, but i’m having fun at least.
nothing like a new fandom.
i TRIED some Thor/Loki, but i think what i read was a bad one to start with. perhaps i’ll try again when the time is right.
Man, I wish I could browse those sites at work and send to kindle, but I’m afraid of getting flagged by IT. Then again… I am leaving in 2 months…
I have not had good luck with Thor/Loki. It can come off as abusive very easily.
And to answer your actual (probably rhetorical) question in the OP, yes, you can get smuttier. Total team orgies are smuttier.
first of all, you are all hilarious!!! between reading this fic in front of me and your comments here, i almost shot tea out of my nose.
i can see how thor/loki would definitely depend on how loki’s personality was handled by the author. and how that could range drastically. so ya, i think i just found a bad one. i like the author and sent myself every avengers thing they did. but i deleted that one before i even finished it. too uncomfortable.
hahah NO NO i did find one of those! team orgies ones.
and..umm..it had the hulk in it. not um ..bruce.
i didn’t finish that one either. delete delete delete
but until that end part, it was notably cute. cuz they’d given bruce a pitbull puppy.
Apparently the Tony/Steve/Bruce pairing has an official title. “Stark Spangled Banner”. I find that hilarious.
it is rather cute isn’t it!?! i just sent myself a few more stories. :)
i’m losing valuable sleep with all this binge reading. eek! hah
maybe this doesn’t happen to you, and you will all roll your eyes at me for sounding dramatic.
i swear i’m not trying to be dramatic. i consider myself a sensible person.
but sometimes when i read a really great fic. one that has my recipe. i’ll kinda bask in it’s glow for the next few days? like i feel extremely compassionate towards everyone around me. and just generally appreciate the little things more. like when good art softens your soul a little.
now i’m not saying this is art hahah no way i’m not crazy haha
but maybe more like that cheery feeling you get while watching a good rom-com? but extended out for more time and space.
obviously i’m in the middle of it.
Good fic makes me happy too, with REALLY good fic, sometimes I can’t read other fic for a while afterward because I need time to fully absorb and process the really good fic. Weird?
So I’m FINALLY watching the last Harry Potter movie, but it’s funny because it’s been a few years since I read the book, and I keep messing up the plot with Copperbadge’s EXCELLENT Cartographer’s Craft (http://copperbadge.fanficauthors.net/Cartographers_Craft/index/). Some parts of that book have become canon, I guess.