Diner AUs

Nov. 19th, 2015 08:53 pm
kiki_eng: Annie Monroe of The Like wearing sunglasses (bandom) (Annie wearing sunglasses)
How You Get The Girl by [archiveofourown.org profile] paperclipbitch
Young Avengers
Rating: PG-13 | 3,543 words | Kate Bishop/America Chavez
Summary: America has never pretended she can’t be hypocritical, but she’s also a hell of a lot better at subtlety than Teddy is. Which is why nobody’s plaguing her to ask out Weirdly Graceful Trust Fund Student.
I think that really all I want in a Young Avengers Diner AU is America being snarky and hooking up with Kate. This has that, the other Young Avengers tucked in well, pop culture references, and a lot of Marvel cameos in the form of those names you make up for people when you don't know what they call themselves. It's fun.

Waiting On by [archiveofourown.org profile] thehoyden
Rating: PG-13 | 2,173 words | Arthur/Eames
Summary: "French toast, pancakes, steak and eggs -- I could make you anything in the world, pet, but no. Egg-white omelette, morning after morning. It shows a distinct lack of imagination."
This is basically adorable. I love the kind of almost-domesticity that springs up with Eames taking care of Arthur each morning before Arthur's quite pulled himself together, and I love Eames' flirting and Arthur's reaction to it. It's charming.

Of Reddest Stolen Cherries by [personal profile] words_instead
American Idol RPF
Rating: PG-13 | ~26,000 words | Kris Allen/Adam Lambert
Summary: Kris owns an inter-dimensional cafe! Kris doesn't know he owns an inter-dimensional cafe.
Kris runs a cafe that is right on some kind of nexus between worlds so a good chunk of his staff and customers are fantastical beings and Kris dismisses any weirdness he detects as a result of it being in Los Angeles. Fairy tale fantasy crossed over with a bit of foodporn and the mundane. It is glorious, glorious fluff; it's joyous. Kris makes fantastic food and they take on the Wild Hunt. There's a pillow fort.

~ belonging

Jul. 8th, 2012 11:36 pm
kiki_eng: black and white, a man in a suit stands in an office building at night, his back to the viewer (Torchwood) (Ianto in an office)
These are all stories that hit my domestic/home/safe kink and they've all got this element of uncertainty or carefulness in them. It's an excellent combination.

Safe Harbour by [archiveofourown.org profile] softlyforgotten
Rating: PG-13; 3,037 words; Z Berg/Tennessee Thomas
Summary: "We're on the lam," Z said.
I've been planning on reccing this fic since I read it. It's this really lovely, kind of quiet, mundane story with all of these undercurrents and bits of wonderful phrasing that all make it the sort of story that's really easy to sink into for me, easy to read again. Z and Tennessee take a road trip with Laena to Reni, Charlotte behind them, and it's just- it's really great.

one foot in and one foot back by [archiveofourown.org profile] inlovewithnight
Snow White and the Huntsman RPF
Rating: PG-13; 1,676 words; Charlize Theron/Kristen Stewart
Summary: This is not her life, but she doesn't want to go home.
It's this gorgeous domestic story about, in part, being all tangled up with wanting something. Kristen is brilliantly written in this and there are some really enjoyable details and bits of humour throughout.

Set Our Watches Forward Like We're Just Arriving Here by [personal profile] summerstorm
American Idol RPF
Rating: NC-17; 5,310 words; Adam Lambert/Kris Allen
Summary: "I haven't actually broken anything, it's just a stupid fracture," or how Kris Allen fractured his wrist and decided to keep his apartment, and also Adam.
This is another fic with cautiousness and uncertainty, with all of that tension that's sometimes there before a relationship happens. I really love the journey that Kris takes in this fic, getting to a place where he's happier, where he's more at home. It's wonderful.
kiki_eng: Annie Monroe of The Like wearing sunglasses (bandom) (Annie wearing sunglasses)
I Constantly Thank God For George Lucas by [personal profile] twentysomething
Bandom/Glee RPF
Rating: PG-13; 6,000 words; Chris Colfer/Ian Crawford; ableist language: "lamest"
Summary: "Check it out, I think you've found a nerd soulmate," Mark whispers loudly, especially for a dude who was home-schooled and likes to bird watch. But Chris obligingly looks across the aisle to the opposing gate and holy crap- there's a Yoda backpack leaning up against the leg of a skinny redhead."
This story is such a fun romp. It's full of texts and tweets and twitpics and youtube links and other graphics. There's this budding long distance romance between Chris and Ian that is gloriously fuzzy and all of these really wonderful bits and pieces with their band and cast mates being ridiculous running throughout the piece. It's really joyful and full of humour and adorable wee shenanigans, essentially.

Making Other Plans by [archiveofourown.org profile] skoosiepants
Bandom/Disney RPF
Rating: PG-13; 7,380 words; Kevin Jonas/Mike Carden
Summary: Kevin quits showbiz, gets a divorce, goes to college, starts a band, and gets adopted by crazy people.
Kevin brought this on himself, though, he can admit that. He could have said no to the band and the house and the roommates and the mentally challenged cat. Kevin has made his bed, and now he must lie in it.
I love stories like this. There's this somewhat awkward fumbling romance between Kevin and Mike that's delightful, but not really the point of or the main focus of the story; it's about Kevin essentially growing into himself after JONAS. It's really wonderful and there are all of these little details in this that make the universe that it depicts real. It's a futurefic wherein Selena Gomez and Kevin Jonas start up a band and keep their real identities incredibly badly concealed while making enchantingly adorable music. It's incredibly charming and fun

Outside the Rules by [archiveofourown.org profile] bexless
Bandom/American Idol RPF
Rating: PG; 1,600 words; Frank Iero/Gerard Way, Adam Lambert
Summary: MCR/Adam high school au crossover fic where they go LARPing.
“I don’t understand why I shouldn’t have a cloak,” Adam said for the fifth time.
Gerard and Adam are geeky queer teenaged outsiders at each other and they bond - that's what this story is. It's fantastic. Adam and Gerard are snippy and earnest and caring at each other. It's funny and adorable.
kiki_eng: black and white, a man in a suit stands in an office building at night, his back to the viewer (Torchwood) (Ianto in an office)
The Power of Myth by [livejournal.com profile] mosca
Gilmore Girls
Rating: PG-13; ~2,500 words; Paris/Rory
There is a different President today than there was yesterday. That alone makes it a good day to be Paris Geller. When interviewed, she will say that she didn't have much to do with it, because she was busy exhorting people to educate themselves about local candidates and campaigns.
This is future!fic that was posted back in 2005, before the final two seasons of the show aired. It is wonderful. Paris becomes a pundit and attends the 2012 Inaugural Ball. The future building is really interesting, because it is an AU, and we're not so many months off from that time now and the reality is different; there are things that have and haven't happened. Paris as a pundit is also this really perfect concept; I love where she and Rory end up and I love how things aren't perfect, how, just like the series finale, there wasn't that kind of neat ending. I love the reality of this piece and I love how Rory and Paris talk to each other. I love how they interact, how Joseph Campbell is this thing for them, I love them. I love how this fic brings them together.

The Wrath of The Whatever From High Atop The Thing by [livejournal.com profile] amazingly_me
Rating: PG-13; 8,230 words; Arthur/Eames
“Pictures of Dom tonight, Eames,” Yusuf replies from the doorway. “Pictures of the man who is actually running for president or I swear to you, I will point out to Arthur that he has a stalker with no shame and a thousand dollar camera.”
I love this fic. It's an Eames-centric work and the writing is perfectly in synch with that. It's funny. There are some amazing lines and sections in this. I love how the characters talk to each other in this; I love the banter in this. I love the kind of affection that there is in that kind of speech. I love the things that Eames does to make other people smile and I love how Eames falls ridiculously in love with Arthur. It's the story of that, that relationship, and also Dom's campaign and Mal. There are some fantastic feelings in this. Dom is Dom, running for president; the characters are excellent, it's an excellent alternate universe.

Quod Gratis Asseritur, Gratis Negatur by [archiveofourown.org profile] summerstorm
American Idol RPF
Rating: PG-13; 2,869 words; Adam/Kris
"I can't leave yet, can I?" Kris asked when Adam walked by his desk, voice dry and resigned. Adam was pretty sure it was just him and Kris left in a four-room radius, so it wasn't a strange way for Kris to react to seeing him there.
Adam is the Deputy Chief of Staff and Kris is his assistant. (I think that this is a pretty straight-up Josh/Donna West Wing AU; some day I may watch an episode of the show and know whether or not that is true.) It features an Adam that is kind of boisterous, unsubtle, and has a lot of affection for Kris. There are also long hours and general ridiculousness and inappropriate conversations. I love the argument that Adam and Kris have in this; they have an argument about their anniversary. It is kind of the most amazingly fluffy and squishable thing ever. There's also a fair amount going on in the background of the fic, so that the work feels like this really quick snapshot into this universe.

Cat Recs

May. 16th, 2011 03:26 pm
kiki_eng: Totoro holds purple umbrella and sits with child on hill, apparently observing clouds.  Cursive text: "perfect" (perfect)
This is a post about cats. Cats make me happy. Cats, cats, cats, cats, cats. (This is generally my reaction to cat fic, or art, or- someone should make a vid. I am trying to get it out of my system before I get to the recs.) I have not done a set of cat recs in some time. So. Cats, cats, cats, cats, cats.

And I Say It's All Right by [livejournal.com profile] skoosiepants
Bandom/Disney RPF
Rating: PG; 2,500 words; Kevin/Mike
The day after his divorce is finalized, Kevin stretches out of a depressed stupor masquerading as sleep and realizes he has a tail.
I really love this, not least because if I could turn into a cat when I was having a bad time I totally would. The details of being a cat in here are right, the gestures and processes are accurate; it's good characterisation. I really like the journey that Kevin makes in here and his interactions with the outside world. There are some wonderful little off-hand bits and lines in this and it's just a really comfortable and satisfying read.

Cat!Panic by [livejournal.com profile] aredblush
Rating: G; art; Brendon/Spencer
This is amazing. [livejournal.com profile] aredblush draws Brendon and Spencer as cats and they remain completely and utterly themselves. The faces and posturing and the clarity of and just how much is gotten across is seriously impressive. It's an amusing and adorable piece.

Felis Catus by [livejournal.com profile] fermine
Rating: PG-13; 6,088 words; Arthur/Eames; Warning: attempted rape by an OC
It wasn't too bad, being a cat, and except for the size he was rendered in, it wasn't that much of a problem.
When Arthur is accidentally turned into a cat by Yusuf he is entrusted into Eames' care. Arthur's pretty interesting in this fic just for how little the characterisation of him changes when he becomes a cat and how he struggles with some of the technical repercussions of that transformation. Eames is kind of gloriously oblivious to things in this and their interactions are a bit amusing for that.

Keep to Catch, Catch to Keep by [personal profile] akavertigo
American Idol RPF
Rating: PG; 4,400 words; Adam/Kris
When Allison has her first hunt Kris sulks throughout the whole night.
There aren't actually any cats in this fic; Kris and Adam are a fox and wolf, respectively. It's cleaned up commentfic and still bearing a few marks from that, but it is completely and utterly adorable. The prompt upon which this story is based was also written by [personal profile] akavertigo and is sweet and amusing back-story from Adam's POV. The main story is about Kris being a fox and finding a place for himself with a wolf pack. It's joyously fuzzy and chin-hands cute.

Schrodinger's Cat by [archiveofourown.org profile] VerboseWordsmith
Rating: PG; 1, 908 words; Annie/Laena
"I can try? If you can power Curiosity down, I'll take a look at the schematics and we can open her up."
This is a Eureka AU and it's shiny and fun. There are these wonderful little side details that slot everyone into this world beautifully. There's geeky social dynamics and competitiveness and a kind of sideways romantic beginning. It's really cute and amusing and just generally this happy little thing and awesome peek at a universe full of a lot of potential.
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Theft of Assets, Destruction of Property by [livejournal.com 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 [livejournal.com 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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