ayascythe: Pink Reaper (Les Mis ~ Do you hear the people sing)
fanfic )

fanvids )
ayascythe: Pink Reaper (Kings ~ Jack Benjamin)
We Get So Happy With the Hearts That We Break by mytimehaspassed
He plays the piano sometimes. Like he used to, with hands that are not his father’s. With hands that don’t belong to him.
Bittersweet twincest and bittersweet T.J. characterisation.

When The Music Stops by waferkya
Sitting there behind the piano, playing at Douglas' engagement party, — that's both the best and the worst thing T.J. has done in a while.
This is a lovely read with minor twincest, and anyway, it's T.J. so you should read it either way.

give and take by radiophile
"You got all the good parts, and I got all the bad parts."
A short, bittersweet piece of twincest and character insight.

The last good kiss you had (was years ago) by afterism
TJ's fifteen and a hundred thousand people have just found out he's gay.
A piece about T.J. growing up and his coming out. Although there's a dash of twincest in there, I'd especially rec this for the T.J. charaterisation, because it's wonderful and sad and perfect.

The Disorient Express by screamlet
T.J. thinks he'll blame youth-obsessed Western culture for making him ashamed to admit that his grandmother is his best friend.
[gen] Takes place after the events of the show. Grandma Margaret takes T.J., Doug and Anne on a tour through Europe. Lots of family feels and snark ensue. The voices are spot on and seriously, I just wanted to squish everyone in this fic and never let go.

In Ascension, By Descent by lorax
The pattern of Doug and T.J.'s lives were set even before they set foot in the White House. Somewhere along the way, things changed.
[gen] A lengthy, wonderful fic about T.J. and Doug growing up in the White House and them being BROTHERS, growing apart and trying to grow back together again and it's just such wonderful character development and you have to read this.

Fic rec

Dec. 26th, 2012 07:14 pm
ayascythe: Pink Reaper (Iron Man ~ The sound of Awesomeness)
So turn around and I'll pick up the slack by sirona
This... was not what Tony had in mind when he decided to design himself a new dildo. You won't hear him complaining about the results, however.
TONY/ARMOR PORN. Seriously, this is the fic I've been waiting for ever since that certain scene in the Iron Man 3 trailer. Technically, it's more of a Tony/JARVIS fic, but who would I be to complain a about that? XD

And Has Time Enough by wanttobeatree
Tony asks if they have met. It's a matter of perspective. (A Time Traveller's Wife AU.)
TIME TRAVEL AU. There's no more you need to know about it, except, yeah, it's amazing and ugh and TONY and yesssss. Don't let yourself be scared off by the twisted plotlines, it all comes to a conclusion in the end. No knowledge of the book/movie is necessary (I didn't know it either, though I did make sure to get my hands on the book afterwards).

The Spy Who Came In From The Cold by sirona
You never know what kind of information you might stumble upon in Russia.
A James Bond/Avengers crossover with Daniel Craig!Bond meeting and hooking up with Bucky Barnes. Also with Natasha Romanoff, but mostly Bucky, and it's all kinds of sexy and hilarious and amazing and exactly the crossover I didn't know I wanted until I found it. *flails*

What I Need I Just Don't Have by gyzym
If you want this choice position, have a cheery disposition. (Or: Tony needs an assistant. Rhodey needs a break.)
If you still need reasons why Pepper is a bamf and why you should ship Tony/Rhodey (as if both weren't already obvious things) - read this fic. I'm serious, it's hilarious and cute and wonderful and proof that Tony/Rhodey needs more love - their insane banter is the best. And Pepper. PEPPER. BEST.

My Normal Approach is Useless Here by windsweptfic
Tony finds Bucky frozen in the Alps and brings him back, thinking it'll help Steve adjust to modern life if he's not alone. Unfortunately, he finds it has the side-effect of him becoming irrationally jealous.
I loved this one, how Tonys resentment slowly gets replaced by something different and mwah. Steve/Tony/Bucky OT3-fic!

Podfic Rec:
[podfic] Natural Selection by reena_jenkins, Saucery
BEACON, also known as the Bureau of Enforcement, Armed Combat and Offensive Neutralization (it sure is offensive, Stiles thinks) has established the Avengers Initiative in order to, uh, fight crime. And rampaging alien hordes. And stuff.
Stiles is Iron Man. (Scott is Rhodey. Oh, Scott.) Derek is the Hulk. Lydia is Black Widow. Allison is Hawkeye. DANNY IS CAPTAIN AMERICA WHO EVERYONE LOVES. Jaxon is a creepy alien dude with Daddy issues. And also Danny issues. Daddy Danny issues. Danny is justifiably alarmed. Erica is Pepper Potts, except with more of an inclination toward bodily harm. Chris Argent is the head of the Avengers Initiative. He is also fierce. He is also a silver fox. Hot damn. And somehow, in the middle of all this chaos, the Hulk and Iron Man find love.

LISTEN TO IT. The story in itself is absolutely great, but the podficcer really brought the best out of it with her voice, especially with Stiles.

Fic rec

Oct. 31st, 2012 03:32 pm
ayascythe: Pink Reaper (Avengers ~ Don't play well with others)
in another country (people die) by pprfaith
“The world is not your playground, Stark!” Fury yells at him one time, after he maybe brings down a building or two and Tony just laughs because, seriously, yes it is.
Avengers movieverse, Tony, sometimes he thinks the world has no idea how relieved it should be that he flipped a coin that day and tails told him not to be a villain

There's a lot of fic out there of Tony pretending to be a villain, but in this one he actually is one - with all the best intentions, of course. Despite or maybe because this being a dark!AU, this fic is hauntingly in-character, because yes, I could totally see the reasoning in Tony's decision. Also, superb Loki-characterisation and a dash of Tony/Loki.
There's also a fantastic podfic-version of this: [podfic] in another country (people die) by reena_jenkins

The World That Forgot Tony Stark by shinkonokokoro
There's a reason Tony hates magic. And it's a good one. He's never been so glad for the fanfare his name has caused. Because it means the world knows him. Unlike this one.
Tony wakes up in a universe where he has never existed. What sounds like your typical fanfic-plot is actually really exciting and well written, a bit dark and fucked-up in some parts, and also highly addictive. The ending felt a little rushed, imho, but I still loved the hell out of this fic.

Another Country by victoria_p (musesfool)
Natasha has reconciled herself to the past in ways he can't yet, in ways he might never be able to.
Natasha/Bucky fic with wonderful characterisation.

festina lente (hurry slowly) by silverfoxflower
If anyone asked Steve – and a few reporters may well have, Steve wouldn’t know since Peggy had kept him from answering anything else outside controlled press conferences and faux-casual interviews – what his relationship was with Captain America, Steve would have said something like, “We’ve reached an understanding,” or, “He’s a good guy to have in a fight,” but nowhere in that statement would be the mention of friend, or partner or ally.
A role reversal fic featuring Steve Rogers (a.k.a Iron Man) as a billionaire, genius engineer with a heart of gold and Tony Stark (a.k.a Captain America) as a playboy American Hero who spent most of his backpay on his flashy lifestyle.

When I saw this fic mind just went "yesssssssssss". It reads wonderful and I love the tiny, but important differences, like how Tony used his role as Captain America to impress women. (Of course, he would.) And, just yes to everything.
ayascythe: Pink Reaper (Avengers ~ Son of Coul)
The Paradox of Liking Women, Liking Superhero Comics
What I’m saying is that superhero comics are not for girls, because they are sexist.

Read this. It's a great, well thought-out piece of meta about sexism in comics - although it's also a wistful declaration of love for a thing that doesn't love you back.

Also, I recently saw The Bournce Legacy and thought that Aaron Cross/Eric Byer would make a great ship, which made me look for fic, which then led me to Bourne/Avengers crossovers (because of reasons), which finally led me to Clint-fic.

So, basically, this is just a bunch of fics about Jeremy Renner being awesome. )
ayascythe: Pink Reaper (Fight Club ~ Destroy something beautiful)
Anyone wants to rec me devastating angst-fic? Something along the lines of The Last Love Song of Anthony E. Stark by jibrailis or Delete by ashinan? Or Civil War related? I'll take pretty much anything, as long as it has buckets of Tony!angst without actually being wangsty. Alternately, Bucky would be great, too. Also Steve. In any combination.

Pretty please? I have craaaaaviiiiings. They need to be fulfilled.
ayascythe: Pink Reaper (Captain America ~ Bucky Barnes)
Armed and Dangerous by AlchemyAlice
Bucky wakes up. Tony takes a liking to him. Steve frowns a lot. Also, there is some Avenging going on. And tech porn.

This one starts out as Bucky/Tony (and oh god, I need more of them, they are perfect for each other in a wonderfully fucked-up, broken way), but then eventually develops into Steve/Bucky/Tony and. And. Guys. HOW DID I SURVIVE THIS LONG WITHOUT THIS OT3 IN MY LIFE?! It's, like, my three favourite Marvel babies all rolled into one ship and it's perfection. The fic gave me so many emotions, I cannot even. Plus, there is some glorious team action going on with lots of snarking between Tony, Clint, Bucky and Natasha.

And while I'm at it: some Bucky/Howard recs! (Yes, I've been stalking the Bucky related tags lately, how could you tell?)

meet me in a dirty bar (with half a glass of whisky in your hand) by sidonay
He thinks about pushing him away or maybe punching him in the face and making a quick escape out the front door but, in the end, it's been awhile and if Howard wants to play this game then Bucky figures he might as well play along.
Frustrated drinking and awkward flirting! *flails* I never thought of them together before, but they actually make sense to me. A lot.

Twenty Years. by quigonejinn
What signs do you have of his morals?
Bucky and Howard and all the things that happen in 20 years of abscence. With Winter Soldier!Bucky and well, it's not a nice fic by far, but very good.

forget yesterday (remember today)  by lincesque
Howard doesn’t like to kill, especially not his own, but sometimes, there is no other choice. He likes things to be wrapped up, ends tied up neatly, leave nothing to chance. There’s a reason New York’s finest has never been able to link Howard Stark, the billionaire philanthropist CEO of Stark Industries, with the shady leader of New York’s underworld.
MAFIA!AU. NEED I SAY MORE? *flails some more* And of course, Bucky is his bodyguard. Of course.
ayascythe: Pink Reaper (Avengers ~ Stark Industries)
Because obviously today I decided to sift through all the links I collected over the past months(!) and here's the post with all the fanfic. Sorted somewhat into categories because there is a shitload of links under that cut.

recs! )
ayascythe: Pink Reaper (BDS ~ Smoking)

Because I needed distraction from the Avengers I'm rewatching Heroes season 1 and have had a bit of a relapse into my favourite fandom thing: fictional ~brotherly love~. The Petrelli boys are seriously one of the most touchy-feely brothers I've ever seen. It's like they have no concept of personal space whatsoever and come on, they're pretty much shipping themselves:

Peter: He’s my brother. I love him.
Angela: Oh, gah. Love is overrated.
Peter: And he loves me too. I know it. We’ve always been close.
Angela: Rose-colored glasses. [...] I'm sorry if the truth hurts. I'm just saying you hero-worshiped him. And those feelings were never returned.
Peter: You're wrong. It's biological, and I can't help it. We're ... we're connected.


So here are a few recs, because I've made the peculiar experience that there's hardly any good fic about them. I don't know if it's just me being picky, but something always feels off, when I read about them.
fic rec, author rec, podfic rec )
ayascythe: Pink Reaper (Avengers ~ Captain America)

Taser Girl & Archery Lad - A Darcy/Clint Ship Manifesto
Because they are still awesome and there are recs at the end of it.

The New Victories of Old Brooklyn
In which boys are stupid, strawberries are eaten, and the 21st century is exactly what it was cracked up to be.
A beautiful Steve/Bucky fanfic. (YES, I read more than just Steve/Tony though not very often.)

- Thor 2 in 2013(?) confirmed
- The sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger will hit theaters on April 4, 2014!
The insanity will not stop for a long, looooooooong time. *flails*

And is it just me, or has the Avengers fandom reached that point where people struggle for new ideas to write about in the canon verses, so they flood AO3 with lots of AUs? Because, uhm. Not really sure I like it.

Oh, and I'm on tumblr now? I'm still figuring things out over there, but if anyone wants to follow me: apfelhalm


Mar. 28th, 2012 10:01 pm
ayascythe: Pink Reaper (Avengers ~ Volatile & self-obsessed)
Avengers fic recs )

And just for the sheer hilarity of it: 3 Minute Superman Musical from the 70ies. XDDD

Rec time!

Mar. 17th, 2012 07:30 pm
ayascythe: Pink Reaper (Avengers ~ Don't play well with others)
signed, steeped, delivered by gyzym, Siria
Tony was pretty sure nothing like this had ever happened to him before.
Such a funny, wonderful short fanfic with a spot-on Tony voice and an awesome, awesome Pepper: "What now?" Pepper said. "Did you break my company, Tony? Have you been taunting Loki? Are you dying again? I told you not to taunt the Norse gods!"

The Last Love Song of Anthony E. Stark by jibrailis
After contracting an Asgardian virus, Tony starts forgetting things. And people. And Steve.
Everyone should read this fanfic. EVERYONE. It will eat your brain though, which is kind of a morbid pun cosidering the fic's topic, but you get my meaning. Because, you should read this. It's beautiful and hurtful and dreamlike and oh, Tony, and Steve and it's a bit like a tragic fairy tale, only with fantastic Norse mythology and really, read it.

And just so no one will think that I'm only reading fanfic with the Steve Rogers/Tony Stark tag (as if I'd do that *coughs innocently*) or that I'm obsessed with this pairing (*blinks*), have some other fic which is equally awesome and has no only little Steve/Tony in it. (Ha, there!)

My new favourite Avengers pairing (right after Steve/Tony, that is): Darcy Lewis/Clint Barton.
I know it sounds cracky, and it kind of is, but it's so perfect and they work so well together. Clint with his snarky attitude, but being awful at flirting and Darcy with all her sass and awesomeness and it's just <3. (Note to self: I need a Darcy icon.)

some recs for you to get started! )

Phil Coulson being awesome. Yes, that needs its own category.

<3 )
ayascythe: Pink Reaper (Avengers ~ Tony & Steve ~ Not worth it)
I love the fun and light-heartedness about the Avengers movieverse fics, mostly even prefer them, but comicverse fics, especially when they're about Civil War, always seem a little more grown-up, raw and serious. And I love that too, because, HEY, ANGST.

Admittedly, I'm still not through with even half of the Civil War comics, but I've got a fairly good idea of what happens through summaries and fanfic. And I WILL still read Civil War, because it's one big Steve/Tony angst fest. *sighs happily* (Oh my god, I ended up in comic fandom, however did THAT happen?!)

Anyhow, have some fic recs + one beautiful fanvid rec - beware the spoilers, if you don't know anything about Civil War and want to keep it that way. The summaries give away pretty much all of it.

recs )
ayascythe: Pink Reaper (Inception ~ One Simple Idea)
Of Monsters by jibrailis [gen]
Yusuf is a dream-eater.
An intriguing premise and a fantastic, fascinating fic.

Lions and Tigers by Starlingthefool (Inception/Calvin & Hobbes crossover) [Arthur/Eames]
What were you like as a kid?” Eames asks him.
“Quiet,” Arthur says. “I lived in my head a lot. You?”
“I did too,” Eames replies. “Only I was never quiet about it.”
A story about growing up, sort of.

In which Calvin grows up to be Eames AND THIS MAKES SO MUCH MORE SENSE THAN IT SOUNDS LIKE, REALLY. It's such a clever idea and you can totally see the references to the comics and it just makes sense in a wonderful, wistful way.

Empires Of Wood by sazzafraz (Avengers/Inception fusion) [Tony/Steve]
In which nothing is as it seems, being awake is not the same as not dreaming and Tony Stark cannot catch a freaking break. Inception fusion. Sort of. Mostly just takes a few ideas and runs with it.
I haven't recced this yet, have I? Because this is awesome. It's still a WIP so be warned - there are mean cliffhangers, but it reads so terrifically Inception-esque and I just love it.

Also this:
An interesting article that compares the movie Inception to film-making.
ayascythe: Pink Reaper (Iron Man ~ Tony)
1. I made myself a new journal header >>> [livejournal.com profile] ayascythe *hearts*

2. I posted some fic:
- drabbles for XMFC, SPN and Iron Man
- an Iron Man/RPS crossover in which Tony meets Maik Franz. Yeah, I don't know about that, either.
- 3-sentence-fic I wrote for the ficathon (both Iron Man)

3. I cannot get over the fact how incredibly amazing Tony Stark is as a character and how much Steve/Tony has devoured my brain, heart and fandom attention. As in: I actually want to write fic about them. O: And I love them so much that I need to just, I don't know spread the love? Spam everyone? Anyhow, here are some relevant links if you want to finally understand why I just won't shut up about that genius-billionaire-playboy-philanthropist and his Captain. :D

A Sword, a Horse, a Shield
The Steve Rogers/Tony Stark ship manifesto.

This probably explains better than I ever could just why Tony and Steve work so well together and why I'm so madly in love with Tony right now. You can literally go through my checklist of characterization kinks and make crosses leik whoa. (If you know me and my favourite characters, you'll know what I mean.) Plus, there's a nice collection of fic recs at the end.

Fic recs. Mostly Tony/Steve, but they all have brilliant Tony-characterizations and show various aspects of him that I just love i.e. love seeing explored.

recs! )
ayascythe: Pink Reaper (Paul Bettany ~ Omgyeah)
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ayascythe: Pink Reaper (Avengers ~ Tony & Steve)
Mr. July by jibrailis
Tony is the only one who can defend Steve's virtue. Tony hates his life.

The Avengers do a sexy calendar for charity - Steve is too sexy for his own good. This. This is pure crack, but the good kind. It's hilarity turned into fanfic and crowned with awesome. Especially Thor brings SO MUCH comic relief with his comments - one of them almost had me sporfling aloud at work (yes, still reading fic at work, I'm a bad girl).
'Thor looked up. "No, I am proud to say I am becoming more and more well-versed in Midgardian arts of communication, such as the face of the book and the noise of the crowd," he said.'
Oh, Thor. <3

I Don't Dance by Lex_Munro
An off-kilter romance between a futurist and a relic of the past.

These are a series of snapshots about Tony and Steve - not very plot-heavy but an entertaining fun read.
ayascythe: Pink Reaper (Iron Man ~ Tony)
Catching up after a week without internet, part 2: fic recs! Some Loki/Thor and mostly Iron Man/Captain America, because those two ate my brain and I want to marry Tony Stark just so I can have his glorious snark in my life forever. Some of the recs are from my flist - sorry, if you've already seen them somewhere else before. Also: holyfuckingshit that Avengers trailer! *whimpers* If I didn't already ship Tony/Steve, I would've lost my brain after their banter.

recs )


Jun. 2nd, 2011 07:41 pm
ayascythe: Pink Reaper (SPN ~ On the road)
Doctor Who 6x06 - spoilers )

Also: ficrec. Because all the cool kids are doing it and I read some very nice stuff lately. :) Mostly Supernatural, because, I dunno, I miss the times when this show was still epic and made me care. (And why has no one ever told me how practical and great podfic is? I feel like the last person on earth to discover this, but it's like reading fanfic - while being able to do other stuff at the same time! :D)


Glee )

Narnia )
ayascythe: Pink Reaper (Books ~ Don't forget to fly)
+ I have now written about 45 pages for my bachelor thesis in about two months. This is quite good by my standards.
- I have now to write another 35 pages in half the time. This is, by my standards and with work and moving, not so good.

+ My bookshelves for the new apartment have arrived and they are things of beauty. Or, well, your average Ikea BILLY-shelves, but I see them for what they will be: a 2 metre-wall of books, mangas and DVDs which is pretty fucking exciting. :D
- Still no news about the rest of my furniture.

My recs for Yuletide 2010, featuring following fandoms:
Football RPS, A-Team (2010), Jennfer's Body, Legion, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Despicable Me, Fallout 3, Little Red Riding Hood and A Knight's Tale.
I especially loved Down a Dark Desert Highway, because A. I am badly crushing on the A Knight's Tale fandom (Geoffrey Chaucer! And so little fic!) and B. it has this wonderful, strange Inception!Limbo-esque Sartre-thingy mood going on.


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Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
~ Mark Twain


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