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The Thin Man

the thin man's bride by [archiveofourown.org profile] betony
"Oh, no, I never drink before noon. I expect I haven't your...robust constitution."

"Nonsense," said Nick, handing him a glass of whiskey anyhow. "All you need is an amendment or two and that'll sort it right out. Here. Now, what brings you here to see Nora?"
Witty, fun case fic where Nora has to sort out a blackmailer. I enjoyed this a lot.

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A Year and a Day in Old Theradane

The Library of Hazar by [archiveofourown.org profile] BethWinter
"I’m the Duchess Unseen! I stole the sound of the sunrise and the tears of a shark. I borrowed a book from the library of Hazar and didn’t return it."

So how did that go, exactly?
Wonderfully in tune with both the setting and the characters of the short story.

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Stranger Things

count every beautiful thing we can see by [archiveofourown.org profile] hardlygolden
When she comes back the next week, there's a new book waiting for her, and a torch. She mentally congratulates Hopper for balancing sentimentality with practicality. The batteries won't last, not for ever but she uses them to finish the last of the book in the dark.

The note this time says: They miss you too.

Something howls in the distance, and she burrows closer into the tree roots in which she's hiding as she keeps reading about Neverland and Peter, a boy who never wanted to grow up living in a place he never needed to.

The Lost Boys are her favourite.
Eleven and Hopper contrive her way back from the Upside Down. Lovely.

objects in the mirror by [archiveofourown.org profile] Snickfic
Jonathan has no fucking idea why Nancy and Steve gave him the Nikon. He doesn't know why they're so insistent on seeing the pictures he takes, either. Lovely.

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Six of Crows

Her Heart Is a River by [archiveofourown.org profile] angelan
Inej and Kaz have an adventure at sea. I enjoyed this a lot.

ebb and flood by [archiveofourown.org profile] arbitrarily
You climb up, but if you fall, the Barrel will be waiting. The Barrel was there to break you. She had been bound to the ground for three weeks following, nursing a limp that looked like a mummer’s mockery of Kaz’s. She did stretches in her small room, all but climbed the walls. It wasn’t fear that she had felt, being trapped in the Slat, the Barrel, the Dregs (with Kaz), but a restlessness. A hum that settled in her bones, electric and pulsing, that made her fingers and her toes twitch.

This is what she learned, trapped: never let a thing break you here. Never let a thing hold you down and keep you.
Inej returns to Ketterdam. Sharp and melancholy.

Sail Upon the Land by [archiveofourown.org profile] innie
Lovely story in which Inej reunites with the people she loves upon returning to Ketterdeam. ♥

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Ocean's Eleven

The High Life by [archiveofourown.org profile] Destina
"Maybe we need a break," Rusty said, his voice muffled by the pillow.

"I had one. Eighteen months in the federal pen," Danny answered.

"That's not a break, that's appropriate sanctions." Rusty cracked open an eye and peered at him. "When I wake up, we are getting a map. And then we're taking a drive."
<333

Notes of Oak, Cherry, Boredom and Bullshit by [archiveofourown.org profile] merriman
Danny and Rusty are on vacation. Whatever will they do not to get bored? Oh heart.

thieves at heart by [archiveofourown.org profile] enkiduu
Danny and Rusty. Their names are always said together and Rusty knows that's how it'll always be. They're partners.

Not in the way he wants, and he feels bad for wanting more, wanting what Danny can't give. It doesn't change the way Rusty feels, but the way he feels doesn't change the way things are, either.

Apparently Rusty's not as good at reading Danny as he thought.
Danny and Rusty through the years. <3

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Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

Therefore is Winged Cupid Painted Blind by [archiveofourown.org profile] whetherwoman
Phryne is roofied and Jack talks her through it, and then they have to deal with the awkward aftermath. Nicely done.

To Begin With by [archiveofourown.org profile] riverlight
Jack helps Phryne out with her period cramps. Quiet and clever and suffused with tenderness. Lovely!

What Brings Us Together by [archiveofourown.org profile] often_adamanta
Really lovely look at Phryne and her relationships.

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Luke Cage

The Night Nurse by [archiveofourown.org profile] igrockspock
Really fantastic look at Claire post-show, and how she becomes the Night Nurse. ♥CLAIRE♥

We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For by [archiveofourown.org profile] freneticfloetry
Claire Temple and lessons on heroism, and the ladies of the MCU.

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Spider-Man/Fantastic 4

hang a shining star upon the highest bough by [archiveofourown.org profile] timeladyromana
Peter and Johnny through the years. Oh heart.

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Life

Riding in Cars With Boys by [archiveofourown.org profile] aj2245
Five Times Dani and Charlie get stuck in traffic (and one time it's clear roads). This story really gets their partnership in both the funny and heartfelt moments.

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Miss Marple

The Spirit of St Mary Mead by [archiveofourown.org profile] lost_spook
In which Miss Marple is an avatar of Nemesis, and the genius loci of St. Mary Mead. So clever!

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Push

Eating a Peach by [archiveofourown.org profile] innie
Ridiculously hot Nick/Cassie.

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Rivers of London

Posh by [archiveofourown.org profile] maple_clef
A smooth, polished floor is an invitation for kids - of all ages. Guleed reflects on poshness and makes friends whilst waiting for her colleagues. Yay Guleed!

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iZombie

The Island Is Ours by [archiveofourown.org profile] jaegermighty
Ravi quietly pines for Liv and plans for the future. Oh Ravi. He is the best, no lie.

Now Draw Me Close by [archiveofourown.org profile] lady_ragnell
Five ways Liv Moore and Ravi Chakrabarti could have met and one way they met for a second time. Liv and Ravi have great chemistry and end up together in all sorts of alternate universes. Delightful!

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Earthsea

The Minnow and the Dragon by [archiveofourown.org profile] raspberryhunter
Vetch and Yarrow have a brief yet amazing adventure. This was so wonderful.

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Ghostbusters

A Revolution's Revelation by [archiveofourown.org profile] sheafrotherdon
They've learned over the last year and some to give Patty the lead when there's some sort of historical grudge at play. Your everyday jealousies, revenge killings, souls with unfinished business, and random demons they're all good at dealing with, but there's something about the long-gone that only Patty can handle. ♥PATTY♥

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The Golem and the Jinni

The Greatest City in the World by [archiveofourown.org profile] Isis
Lovely look at Chava and Ahmed over the years, after the end of the book.

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Discworld

Gytha and Esme's Ill-Advised Adventure by [archiveofourown.org profile] Elemental
Smart, funny, in-character look at Granny and Nanny in their younger days. (ignore the typo in the summary)

On This 'Ane Night by [archiveofourown.org profile] Fabrisse
Granny Weatherwax meets Granny Aching. Lovely.

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Know When to Hold 'Em by [archiveofourown.org profile] mimssio
Poker night with the Nine-Nine! Hilarity ensues! *g*

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The Dark Tower

Bird and Bear and Hare and Fish by [archiveofourown.org profile] scioscribe
Beautifully evocative of both character and world, everything about this story feels like it could slide seamlessly into canon.

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The Devil Wears Prada

We Arrive in the Dark by [archiveofourown.org profile] jibrailis
Sharp, unsentimental and in-character Miranda/Andy.

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Amelia Peabody

Extending the Burden of Duty by [archiveofourown.org profile] Bodldops
Sethos extends his rescue services to other members of the family. Gets the voices just right. (there is some tense slippage in places.)

Yet I Resemble Him by [archiveofourown.org profile] Synergic
Pitch-perfect epilogue to "Crocodile on the Sandbank," showing how Peabody and Emerson went about getting engaged. Hilarious and sweet.

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10 Things I Hate About You

10 Things I Hate About Reunions by [archiveofourown.org profile] BryroseA
Kat and Patrick run into each other again and reconnect. I enjoyed this.

And All The Roads Are Blinding by [archiveofourown.org profile] moemachina
Kat and Patrick become friends years after they breakup. I liked this.

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Star Wars

Includes Rogue One spoilers!

13 recs, cut for spoilers )

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Avengers

All Is Good That Is Desired by [archiveofourown.org profile] Arch
Steve gets hit with sex pollen, and Peggy and Bucky have to figure out how to help him ride it out. Hot and sweet and melancholy at the end.

Cookie Jar, NY by [archiveofourown.org profile] Siria
Adorable Peggy/Steve Hallmark Christmas movie AU. Oh heart.

No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Pine by [archiveofourown.org profile] galwednesday
Modern AU where Steve gets the serum and works as a SHIELD agent and Bucky is a Winter Soldier who's escaped HYDRA and is working freelance. And they keep getting in each other's way on missions. I enjoyed this a lot.

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Check, Please!

Daddy Lessons by [archiveofourown.org profile] novembersnow
Jack and Bitty - with commentary from Bad Bob - through the years. Warm and lovely.

Hostage to Hockey! by [archiveofourown.org profile] psocoptera
Alicia first meets Bad Bob Zimmermann during a kidnapping. Adorable and hilarious!

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Gilmore Girls

the games that we can handle by [archiveofourown.org profile] returnsandreturns
"Okay," Paris says, again, gesturing towards her erratically, “Here’s the plan. We need to make good on that admittedly questionable spring break kiss of our youth—that way, people will assume that we’re a lesbian power couple instead of two pathetic rapidly aging losers with no prospects whose freaking hearts go all a-flutter when they see a cute boy.”

“We’re not—anything in that sentence,” Rory says.
This is EXACTLY how the bathroom scene should have gone! <3

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Six of Crows

Black Water by [archiveofourown.org profile] MaryWollstonecrafty
Inej needs a teacher. Sturmhond takes a student. (or Inej joins Sturmhond's crew. Adventures are had.) I enjoyed this a lot.

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Star Wars

The Best Kind of Game by [archiveofourown.org profile] igrockspock
After that, taking care of the General -- he still had a hard time thinking of her as Leia -- got to be a game. The best kind of game, because it was one he could always win. There were a thousand things he couldn’t do in the war: he couldn’t always hit the target, he couldn’t stop pilots dying by the dozens, he couldn’t even get Jessika Pava to stop bending her undercarriage on nighttime landings. But he could almost always find one small thing to make General Organa happy, and that was enough for him. Poe takes care of Leia. Oh heart.

Hope and Change by [archiveofourown.org profile] aimmyarrowshigh
A really lovely look at Breha, and her relationships with Bail and Leia.

Rivers and Roads by [archiveofourown.org profile] celeste9
Leia takes Poe with her on a diplomatic journey. Poe is more than happy to oblige her every need. Oh heart.

Songs that Voices Never Share by [archiveofourown.org profile] puella_nerdii
Obi-Wan and Ventress, in fits and starts.

With the Moon on Their Wings by [archiveofourown.org profile] celeste9
Adorably sweet Finn/Rey/Poe.

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Avengers

Peggy Carter has a few ideas by [archiveofourown.org profile] owlet
Hot and sweet and tart, just like Peggy. (WWII-era Steve/Peggy/Bucky)

Reykjavik by [archiveofourown.org profile] domarzione
Natasha meets with Steve and Sam post-CACW.

you'll remember mercury by [archiveofourown.org profile] dirtybinary
AU where Steve and Bucky don't meet until the events of CATWS, and yet, not much is different. Oh Steve.

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DCU

The King of Gotham: An Evening With Bruce Wayne by [archiveofourown.org profile] hapakitsune
Clark Kent writes a profile of Bruce Wayne.

Third Wheel by [archiveofourown.org profile] Unpretty
"Who are these anonymous sources?"

"Hell if I know," Lois huffed. "I've lived in Metropolis most of my life, but Kent blows in from Smallville and suddenly he's friends with every hooker and hobo that might have a quote he can use."

"Huh." Bruce looked over the picture at the head of the article again. "Smallville?"

"I know, right? Smallville, Kansas. It's like he emerged fully-formed out of an apple pie. The fucker." She swept powder aggressively over her cheekbones.

The corner of his mouth curled upward. "Getting ready for war?"

"With Kent?" She snapped her compact shut. "Always."
Absolutely hilarious reworking of Batman and Superman's first meeting via Lois's POV, with great, in-character voices for all three of them but especially Clark. I love this Clark. I literally laughed until I cried at certain parts of this story. Highly recommended.

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Check Please!

Love Is To Be Made by [archiveofourown.org profile] DoubleNegative
Jack begins to settle into his new life in Providence. Bitty helps. Soft and lovely.

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Crossovers

Leverage/Rivers of London

James Rhodes and the Hyde Park Knitting Circle by [archiveofourown.org profile] Poetry
Absolutely delightful Leverage/Rivers of London crossover.

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Stranger Things

Ducks on the Pond by [archiveofourown.org profile] ballantine
Sweetly funny story of Steve trying to get Nancy and Jonathan on board with the whole polyamory thing (not that Steve knows the word polyamory).

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Star Wars

Born Under a Noon Sun by [archiveofourown.org profile] lizznotliz
Lovely look at Luke finally revealing that he's Rey's father.

Fire and Water by [archiveofourown.org profile] lizznotliz
Leia accompanies Luke back to Dagobah after Bespin, and they train together with Yoda. <333

Here There Be Dragons by [archiveofourown.org profile] imaginary_golux
Really fun Pern/Star Wars fusion.

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Six of Crows

a love like this by [archiveofourown.org profile] monkkeyslut
Kaz and Inej come together in slow, small steps. Lovely.

pick a star in the sky by [archiveofourown.org profile] ratherunnecessary
Really lovely reunion for Kaz and Inej.

Warm Hands by [archiveofourown.org profile] ashesandhoney
A quiet, hopeful reunion for Kaz and Inej. <3

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Check, Please!

Home Where My Love Lies Waiting by [archiveofourown.org profile] lady_ragnell
Jack buys a house and spends the offseason fixing it up for Bitty. Oh my heart.

simply wicked to a tee by [archiveofourown.org profile] misandrywitch
Mellow, thoughtful Shitty/Lardo.

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Captain America

Make the Fireflies Dance by [archiveofourown.org profile] auburn
All of Steve's first kisses. Lovely.

~*~

DCU

baby wonder by [archiveofourown.org profile] drakefeathers
In which Damian comes to the Batfamily as a 10 month old baby instead of a 10yo little boy, and Dick learns to be a dad. *GROSS SOBBING*

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Avengers

and i love that here you live with me by [archiveofourown.org profile] tremontaine
Long, deliriously hot Steve/Bucky/Natasha in which they buy a house together and then christen every room.

I Could Walk Out, But I Won't by [archiveofourown.org profile] napricot
Bucky accompanies Sam on a road trip and they bond. Melancholy and sweet.

These American Dreams (ain't no white picket fences left for me) by [archiveofourown.org profile] kariye
Achingly lovely slow burn for Steve and Bucky.

who has no relevant place in his time by [archiveofourown.org profile] sandyk
"Yeah, we should do this at least a few more times," she said.

"It makes Steve so happy," he said. He pulled her back on the bed.

"That's reason enough," she said. Then she said, "I do like you."

"I know," he said. "Thanks for admitting that. I like you, too."
In which Sam and Natasha were dating before Sam ever even met Steve. <3

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Star Wars

Cloak of Night by [archiveofourown.org profile] sevenofspade
"Kill me," he said. "Please."

"No." She refused to give him anything he wanted, even death.
AU where Vader survives after RotJ, and attempts to apologize to Leia. Sharp and sad.

Five people on StarKiller Base who didn't listen to Anakin Skywalker (and one who did) by [archiveofourown.org profile] sevenofspade
This is pretty hilarious right up until it isn't. It swerves away from what it appears to be doing, but since that swerve ends in a necessary bit of Anakin & Obi-Wan reconciliation, I'm good. *g*

i have been spared to mourn by [archiveofourown.org profile] mermaidism
Padme lives, but everything still hurts. Lyrical and sad.

in loco parexis by [archiveofourown.org profile] wreckageofstars
Obi-Wan, Anakin, and Ahsoka get de-aged and Rex has to deal with them. This is adorable with just the right touch of melancholy.

Incitation by [archiveofourown.org profile] disarm_d
I had some trouble believing Luke's characterization here, but the Finn/Rey/Poe parts are so lovely.

Ka Mate! Ka Ora! by [archiveofourown.org profile] kaasknot
A really thoughtful look at how the clones might create their own culture, language, and rituals.

Rosebud by [archiveofourown.org profile] Demmora
Han does something sweet for Leia and I am left a sobbing mess.

Second Circle by [archiveofourown.org profile] cognomen
Poe crash lands on a deserted planet and Finn and Rey try to find him in their own ways. Quiet with a touch of melancholy. And the porny sequel here: Tap for Luck (unfortunately uses "cum" for come)

A Teacher, She Has by [archiveofourown.org profile] Merfilly
In which Force ghost!Qui-Gon teaches Leia about the Force. Oh heart.

This Is Just To Say by [archiveofourown.org profile] aimmyarrowshigh & [archiveofourown.org profile] nichestars
Sweet and hot Finn/Rey/Poe with some mild aphrodisiacs thrown in.

went back and put up a fight by [archiveofourown.org profile] ladydaredevil
She probably shouldn't trust the wish-granting Sith artefact.
(In which Ahsoka makes a brave attempt at hugging the Dark Side out of Anakin)
SO MUCH HUGGING. IT'S SO GREAT. Ahem. Ahsoka gets sent back in time by a Sith artefact she finds on Malachor, and gets a chance to see Anakin and Obi-Wan again.

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Harry Potter

the last son by [archiveofourown.org profile] dirgewithoutmusic
Lovely AU where Ron is the Boy Who Lived. Some things change, and some things stay the same.

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Star Trek Reboot

Find It And Keep It by [archiveofourown.org profile] shinyjenni
The crew throws Jaylah a party before they leave and she starts at the Academy. *sniffle* Oh my heart.

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Stranger Things

Shadowplay by [archiveofourown.org profile] Nokomis
Eleven stands there, surrounded by friends, and for a moment it's like the light is back inside her, like she remembers how the sunshine felt on her institution-pale skin. Her dress is pink and the hem isn't muddy and the sleeves aren't stiff with drying blood, and she thinks if she flings her arms around them, if she reaches out, she might be able to touch them. Post-s1, El in the Upside Down. Oh honey.

stranger things than polyamory by [archiveofourown.org profile] trepan
Really well done Nancy/Steve/Jonathan.

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Check, Please!

lost and found by [archiveofourown.org profile] nightswatch
Unspeakably adorable story in which Bitty leaves Señor Bunny at Jack's by mistake and Jack bonds with the bunny. Oh my heart.

Un ciel aussi rose by [archiveofourown.org profile] Stultiloquentia
Delightfully fluffy Zimbits. they're actually great at boats. <3

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