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Ways of Going Forward by [ profile] redbrickrose
Tennessee wants to say "Where have you been?" or maybe just "Fuck you." She takes a deep breath and says, "Sleeping. It's..." she glances at the clock, "3 am. And my birthday was ten days ago."
Tennessee Thomas/Charlotte Froom | Rating: PG | 5,800 words
This fic is raw edges and tentativeness and history. When Charlotte calls Tennessee in this fic it's awkward and terrible and the timing isn't perfect and both of them are still hurt, but it's a beginning. I love how broken they are in this - how much hurt there is, and how much pining. I love how they don't really let go of each other and how, having all of this history together, they start up again, and how that beginning has an echo in their past; it's really lovely. There's this thing where things aren't really resolved in this, their relationship isn't definitively settled, but they've taken some first steps together. It's hopeful.

The Journey of a Thousand Miles by [ profile] igrockspock
Summary: After the end of the war, Luna makes two surprising discoveries: her father attempted to give Harry to Lord Voldemort, and Severus Snape is alive.
Luna Lovegood & Xenophilius Lovegood, Luna Lovegood & Severus Snape | Rating: PG-13 | 7,069 words
Harry Potter
It's a post-war fic about the aftermath of the war and Luna dealing with the revelation that her father is not the man she thought he was, that his principles are not what she thought they were. It's about Luna making her way back to her father after that realisation and her and Snape figuring out the business of living, after the war. It's about letting people in when you've been hurt, and Snape and Luna helping each other.

Time is but the Stream by [ profile] chaosmanor
"I've been feeling like I've been swimming in two different time streams at once, ever since this started," Patrick said. "The 'now.' And the 'then.' Like being in two places at once. And I think I know why."
Andy Hurley/Patrick Stump | Rating: NC-17 | 27,846 words
I love this story to pieces. There's this line that Patrick says in this - "I fell in love with a philosopher who would read Thoreau to me, and we'd talk about living beside a lake in the silence. I wound up choosing the band over them, which was really sad, but I think of them sometimes, and wish them all the best." and he's talking about Andy, and he says it on-air, just this matter of fact thing that is part of the narrative of his life for him; this fic destroys me in so many different ways. Patrick and Andy fell in love and then changed their relationship - broke up, so at the present that this story begins in they're friends and bandmates. (I love ex-lovers being friends and being able to move forward together.) Right at the beginning of this story there's this tiny comment that Andy makes, and him making it has nothing to do with his past with Patrick, but it takes Patrick back there and, yeah, hits him right in the face, and the story unfolds from there. There are two time-streams weaving back and forth in this and the end brings them into harmony, brings them into harmony. It's utterly lovely.

Buyer's Remorse by [ profile] SilviaKundera
Summary: When Eduardo Saverin has a sudden vacancy for a best friend, no one on earth expects Sean Parker to fill it -- least of all Sean himself.
In which Sean Parker accidentally grows up, stumbles into a priorities readjustment, and helps Eduardo kick True Love's ass like a boss.
Eduardo Saverin/Mark Zuckerberg, Sean Parker & Eduardo Saverin | Rating: PG-13 | 18,674 words
The Social Network
The Social Network is the story of the birth of a website and the death of a relationship and the fandom is a lot of people trying to fix that relationship. There is a lot of fic about reconciliation in this fandom. As the character who sets the wheels in motion in the film, Sean Parker is not the typical focus of a reconciliation fic, but he is in this one. Sean Parker makes an overture of friendship toward Eduardo Saverin and things spin out differently from that. Sean, in his way, puts a lot of effort into his relationships in this and in trying to help his friends reconcile. Sean. So there's Eduardo's relationship with Sean, which is fascinating and hilarious, and then Eduardo and Mark's reconciliation, which is a long road, partially because they don't realise it's possible for a long time. The fic is ridiculous, funny, and interesting.

The Dark Ocean Bottom. by [ profile] Pennyplainknits
Summary: Stressed and ansty after the end of the tour, Brendon escapes to London, and finds more than he bargains for.
Ryan leans his elbow on the table, puts his chin in his hand. "So, why are you here?"
"I," Brendon pauses... "I just couldn't be there. I needed to be somewhere else."
"Yeah," Ryan finally takes a sip of his tea. "Yeah, I know how that feels."

Brendon Urie/Ryan Ross | Rating: NC-17 | 24,054 words
It's post-split fic, with that delicate between them, and they end up alone in a strange place and find each other. It's really great. There's this thing where, rebuilding their relationship after Ryan has left the band, they build something new. There's a chunk of typos in this, but the tone of the piece is great, and there's this wonderful OT3 element in it, and a really satisfying coming home bit, with pieces slotting together.

(This post is for [community profile] snowflake_challenge. Details about the fourteenth day are here.)
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Theft of Assets, Destruction of Property by [ profile] helenish
Harry Potter
Rating: NC-17
It’s this glorious Draco/Neville romance that reads like a really awesome romance novel; Malfoy is horribly abused by his mustache-twirling type father, is disgraced and marries to escape the abuse, and then proceeds to spend a lot of time baking and being insecure. It’s lovely, and there are all of these descriptions of food scattered throughout the piece, which makes me happy. I love how genuinely awkward people are in this when reacting to awkward situations; it scans as authentic. It’s this wonderful slow romance.

United States of Hysteria by [ profile] trinityofone
Stargate: Atlantis
Rating: PG
I love this story; it’s one of my favorites. It’s not a fandom must-read, and was written years ago as a birthday present with a little TBC as the recipient wishes tagged on at the end. It’s the beginning of a story that, as far as I know, has never been finished. It’s wry and funny and sweet, though, and the alternate universe in this is kind of fascinating and wonderful, though a little dark. It’s a Rodney-centric fic and there are a couple really nice scenes of Miller home life in it. Teyla is also a prominent character in this and she is very much herself. It’s lovely.

In Writing by [personal profile] astolat
American Idol RPF
Rating: NC-17
This fic falls under the “strange contractual obligations” section of the post title. It’s this fantastic little piece of crack wherein Kris is contractually obliged to sleep in Adam’s bed. Kris is kind of gloriously sullen about the whole thing; it’s adorable and also kind of hilarious.
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For the final day of [personal profile] readbystarlight there are Harry Potter recs. For some curious reason, since I’m fairly certain it’s representative of neither of our shipping tendencies in this particular ‘verse, they are all Harry/Draco fics.

Black Coffee on a Lonely Night by [personal profile] femme
Rating: NC-17
It’s a Draco-centric AU set against the world of cricket and British politics. I’m always delighted to see where people get slotted and who they are in a different universe, but it’s often not something that gets seen as much in a love story; that’s not the case here, though. There are all sorts of wonderful, colourful people crawling all over the place, some Rowling’s and some not, without any of it seeming out of place. There’s sex, grief, and also a coffee shop*.

Don't Let's Stop or The Case of the Dead Philandering Politician (A Draco Malfoy Mystery) by [ profile] i_l0ve_my_az
Rating: PG-13
Malfoy’s a Forensic Analyst with the Department of Magical Law Enforcement and Potter’s an Auror in one of its subdivisions; they fight crime. There’s this lovely injection of science into the magical world that makes me quite happy and a number of elements of our criminal system that lend depth to the world depicted here. There’s all sorts of wonderful texturing and I love all of the relationships that are sketched out in this.

On a Clear Day by [ profile] saras_girl
Rating: NC-17
It’s set after the main body of Deathly Hallows and addresses some of the personal fallout that Draco and Harry experience in the aftermath of the war. Draco visits Harry, who is a shut-in, in order to harass him into a public appearance and there’s sniping and emotional vulnerability; it’s fantastic. I’m really fond of the Draco characterisation in this and there are a couple really awesome secondary characters.

*[personal profile] readbystarlight and I had a conversation ages ago, about elements that consistently draw us to stories, one of [personal profile] readbystarlight’s being the character Michael Welch plays on Stargate SG-1, and then when it came up again after neither of us could remember what mine had been. Coffee shops. Or anything with a sufficient focus on books, food, tea, or coffee, in a non-sexual context. [I have a Generation Kill AU bookmarked because of this. (I don’t know what Generation Kill is about.)]
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I am indeed a little late, however, I bring a few recs.

The Familiar by [ profile] resonant8
Rating: NC-17
I am ever-fascinated by grown up Harry, and his relationships with people. There's a familiar basis in this that's spun out, sparse and wonderful, into something quite different; there's a potion's accident.

Photographs by [ profile] reallycorking
Rating: G
Art. Teddy Lupin has brought photos to Hogwarts. I love the colouring in this, and the homeliness it helps to invoke along with the sketchy lines.

A Boy Thing by [ profile] lls_mutant
Rating: R
This is funny and wonderful. James' problems give me a great satisfaction; gender role reversals are most excellent. There's scheming and bantering and romance novels in this; it's all very much in keeping with The Marauders.

In Exchange For Your Tomorrows by [ profile] lim
This is my "all that vids can be" rec. It's completely fascinating, and gorgeous.
(Song: House of the Rising Sun by Eric Burdon)

This concludes the week of [ profile] readbystarlight. I hope you have enjoyed it, dear.
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The Changer by Vingilot
Rating NC-17
Summary: Harry Potter has been missing since he was eight. Now, seven years later, Severus Snape has a one night stand that just doesn’t seem to end. How long will they be able to keep their secrets? HP/SS
Notes:  Very intense and plotty.  Harry starts off on the street.

The Courtship of Harry Potter by Diana Williams
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Another teacher's interest in Harry Potter forces a reluctant Snape to compete for the young man affections.
Notes:  Slashy Grecian influence in wizarding society.
Chaptered (16; 40627 words)

A Different Kind of Fandom Wank by Arionrhod and McKay
Rating: R
Summary: After faking his death and leaving the Wizarding world behind, Severus unwittingly reunites with someone from his past in the most unlikely of places: online in a Blood Bathory fan community.
around 40,000 words

 Wicked Game I: Strange What Desire Will Make Foolish People Do by McKay
Rated: R, for language
Summary: After returning to Hogwarts, Remus Lupin tries to establish a new life for himself -- and to repair the mistakes of the past.
Notes: Absolutely classic Snupin fic.  Pairing must-read.
Word count: 27,241

Journeys End in Lovers Meeting by McKay and Arionrhod
Rating: R
Summary: Serenus drags Severus to Rome for a book signing by his favorite writer, R.J. Blythe, little realizing he's taking Severus to a date with destiny.
Notes: AU bodice-ripper writer fic
Chaptered (3)

Bottoms Up by TheTreacleTart
Rating: PG-13
Summary: It's the morning after and Snape and Lupin find they share an odd inclination. SLASH SS/RL
Notes: funny, odd pairings
Conventions: alcohol, morning-after
Implausible, Irrational, Preposterous, Peculiar, and Just Plain Luna by TheTreacleTart
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Everyone one needs rescuing at some point. What happens when your knight in shining armor is Luna Lovegood?
Notes:  Almost fairy-tale-like in a way.
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Next generation slash alphabetised by author.  Let me know if I've a bad link or you've a suggestion.

there are reasons to be glad life's not a fairy tale
by Alex
Rating: PG-13
Summary: James is putting up a good fight, but the darkness threatens to consume him, despite Teddy's struggle to save him and his own struggle to be saved. (Dark!James fic.)

The Rules of Being a Godson by copperbadge
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Teddy Lupin never gets too close or feels too much; his godfather's son never does anything else.

Yeah, he started this thing called Christianity? It's big in the muggle world. by featherduster
(title is not so much a title as a summary... er... promotional phrase?)
Rating: PG

life goes in stages by grim_lupine
Rating: PG
Summary: James is just-born, five, eleven, sixteen, eighteen, and twenty-one. Teddy is always there.

Mirrors by obfuscate3
Rating: PG-13
Summary: TL/JP darkfic

[profile] teddyjames
[profile] teddyxjames
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We have all had them in the past, presuming that we have something to do with socks on a semi-regular basis.  These are things that make no sense to those who do not reside within your head.  It is something that you have dubbed "sock moment" in your personal catalog.  Now, what exactly does that tell you?  It has something to do with socks, which are kind of silly looking things no matter how marvelous they are, and you have attributed a happening to socks.  Thank-you.

It is marvelously unclear what you're talking about.  "Sock moment" puts me in mind of "the sock gap" from Coupling and Original Dessie's Crazy Little Thing Called Love.

It is some small thing that takes over, is strangely true and hidden and blurs lines.  It confuses.

Socks also muffle.  Have you ever felt that your brain was addled by socks?  Besieged?  Tackled?  Strangled?  That would be a sock moment.

This is the end of my public service announcement.  Thank-you for your time.


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