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Arrow

ain't it fun by [archiveofourown.org profile] magneticwave
"Be careful, or else you're going to end up married to this guy, Fel."

That is literally the last thing Felicity can imagine happening in this scenario. She's probably going to be dead in six months, or Oliver is going to be dead and Felicity will go back to having lots of time free at night for plunging to the depths of Reddit. Felicity wants to get married to somebody like Oliver—he's basically got "really fucking bad idea" stamped across his forehead, along with "commitment issues" and "could give you that triple orgasm you faked during The Vagina Monologues"—like she wants to stab herself in the eye with a tablet stylus.

"Ha," Felicity says, and it comes across as mostly bitter. "That's not going to be an issue, Guy Won."
Felicity's first year on Team Arrow. Adorable.

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XMFC

different from all other nights by [archiveofourown.org profile] metonymy
Kitty and Erik host a seder at the Xavier School. Lovely.

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Sovereign District by [personal profile] raven
Lovely Diaz/Santiago for Galentine's. <3

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Fringe

Family Business by [personal profile] wendelah1
Really nice look at what it must have been like for amber!Nina when she first took Olivia and Rachel in.

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XMFC

write this number down (you can call it anytime) by [archiveofourown.org profile] pocky_slash
When Erik upsets his children, they have a habit of running away from home--and straight to Charles' school for cookies and consolation. Charles doesn't mind the visitors, but as they appear more and more frequently, he realizes that sooner or later, he and Erik are going to have to talk about what happened on the beach and what it means for their future and the future of Erik's children. this is really lovely.

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X-Men First Class

Everything About It Is a Love Song by [archiveofourown.org profile] pocky_slash
This has been coming for fifty years. He shouldn't be surprised at all, except there were days he thought it would never happen, that they would both die bitter and alone and ruined, that everything they had, all of the potential between them, all of the magnificent emotion and overwhelming love would wither, would extinguish. He knows he shouldn't have doubted--he was the optimistic one. He was the one who held out hope. But it's never been easy, not since those first few months when they were buoyed by lust and discovery and pure wonder at all of the time they had in front of them. So much time, spiraling outwards, and they were so damn young. Breathtakingly lovely story of Charles and Erik retiring and finally having a life together. *happy sigh*

Welcome To Wherever You Are (The Brothers In Arms Remix) by [archiveofourown.org profile] thistlerose
Scott's POV when Alex and Charles rescue him from jail. Lovely.

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Crossovers

Leverage/Inception

Born for Adversity by [livejournal.com profile] katiekins22
It's been awhile since Eliot saw his little brother. Staring down the barrel of Arthur's gun was not exactly how he'd hoped a reunion might happen, but he has to admit the odds had been better than even.

"What's up with your hair?" he asks curiously.

Arthur's jaw tightens like he's chewing on his first response, his brows furrowing in a way that Eliot can admit looks pretty badass.

"My hair?" Arthur finally growls, and Eliot smirks and does the Revlon hair toss, using the motion to conduct a quick visual survey of the hotel room his baby brother is guarding.
hee! Eliot and Arthur as estranged brothers works surprisingly well in this adorable crossover.

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Captain America/X-Men: First Class

Lab Rats and Tin Soldiers by [livejournal.com profile] dancinbutterfly
Bucky's not the only one Steve saves from that HYDRA facility. Erik Lehnsherr joins the Allied war effort, as well. Lovely and sad and hopeful all at once. (could use another beta pass)

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DCU/Firefly

Made Perfect Sense by [livejournal.com profile] runespoor7
A slip of a girl is standing there, pale-faced and with dark hair - longer than Cass. He blinks, and tenses his muscles in anticipation of the fight.

She can't be older than Tim. It's not, as he well knows, any kind of testament to her skill-levels; when Bruce was younger than Tim is now, he was already one of the most dangerous fighters on Earth. Without even going into the likes of Cass or Damian.

Or she could be meta. In which case, of course, all bets are off. Bruce feels his lips set into a thin line. All considered, that is still preferable to magic.

But she doesn't attack him, simply looks at him, solemn and unafraid. Something deep in Bruce's chest shifts.
Batman finds himself in the future with only River Tam for company. Awesome. Excellent at showing how good Bruce can be with damaged kids. And River is, of course, amazing.

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Sports Night/BSG

We're Replacing Segment 12 by [livejournal.com profile] miabicicletta
"I don't get it," Dan said.

"I still don't get it," Casey agreed.

Dan looked at his co-host. "This amazes me. I am wonderstruck with amazement. I can grasp the fundamental purpose of pretty much any sport there is."

"Football."

"No problem."

"Badminton."

"Piece of cake."

"Jai-alai," Casey said with gusto.

"My alai," Dan replied with emphasis, and Casey gave him a dubious look. "Yeah. That's something I'll never say again. You know what I was going for."

"Sadly, I do."

"I don't get Pyramid man. Help me, Sam. Help me understand."
hee! This is awesome! Sam Anders visits the set of Sports Night. Dan and Casey are bemused. <3

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X-Men: First Class

A Better Story by [livejournal.com profile] oxoniensis
Charles makes a choice that saves millions of lives, but at what cost? Sharp and heartbreaking and believable. I totally believe Charles would do something like this.

For I Mean to Conquer Troy by [archiveofourown.org profile] twelve_pastels
Set one year post movie, Charles overloads himself in Cerebro, and his mind goes walkabout; wherever he is (and he's around), it's not in his body. Erik temporarily takes over the school in his absence, and finds that there's little time for resentment or hatred when he's busy organizing assigned reading for English lit, keeping the youngest children out of trouble, and trying to talk Raven into wearing clothing for the boys' sake. Somewhere in between taking responsibility for the students and dreaming Charles' dreams every night, he manages to remember that he's something rather more than a weapon. In other words: A Love Story between two Gentlemen, told in Prose, Epistles, and Nonsense Rhymes. pretty much what the summary says. Nicely characterized and surprisingly moving in spots.

The Hidden Heart by [archiveofourown.org profile] Yahtzee
Charles and Erik meet again five years after Cuba. Things can't be the same, but they don't have to be worse, either. Lovely story of them finding a way to be together despite their disagreements.

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Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Nets, threads, loops, knots by [archiveofourown.org profile] storiesfortravellers
Catherine Weaver (as she goes by now) loves being right. It might seem like a petty thing, a mere show of superiority, but she has never met a machine consciousness more advanced than her own and so she has no need for any additional reason to feel "above."

Weaver loves being right because it means she has figured out a puzzle. Possessing correct data doesn't mean that one is right; being right only happens when one has been bold enough to risk drawing a conclusion – to interpret. Being right means that one has risked being wrong.

It is for similar reasons that she also loves to be surprised, though few things manage to do it. Both machines and humans can be so… predictable. At least for someone who understands their behavior like Weaver does.
Brilliant look at Weaver and how she ends up where she does on the show. Utterly fantastic.

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X-Men: First Class

Eggshell by [archiveofourown.org profile] stickmarionette
What happened on the beach was a brutal illustration of the world outside his private hopes and wishes, both for human and mutant-kind. If anyone thinks for even a moment that Charles could accept that and move on - if anyone knows him well enough to know -

Raven must. She's always been quicker to understand these shifts than him. When she left, it was to honour her own conviction, but she also left with the certainty that they would fight alongside each other soon enough.

After all, it was she who had taught him that to be born with advantages others don't have and to do nothing positive with it would be cowardly in the extreme.

Charles will not accept the world as it is, any more than Erik ever could. As it is now, the fragile shell of his patience will crack very soon, and nobody, not even Erik, would enjoy what comes after that. No, better that his efforts to make the world palatable proceed with some restraint.
Charles is not the pacifist Erik thinks he is. Sharp look at Charles and the long game he's playing re: mutant rights. Author says it's the first in a series, but I think it stands alone perfectly well.

Enigma by [archiveofourown.org profile] Yahtzee
"You're trying to turn me into one of your X-Men."

"They won't be the X-Men, this time." Charles' eyes burn with certainty; it's like watching a moment of religious conversion. "This time, we'll all be following you."

Erik doesn't know whether that's what he always used to want or whether it's the scariest thing he's ever heard.

As Charles burrows down beside him, he murmurs, "Stop looking through the lens of the past. It can only cloud your vision now. See clearly, Erik. See what you've done, what you can do."

"The lens of the past tells me you're an idealist. Sometimes you fail to see facts."

"I don't need the lens of the past to tell me that sometimes you fail to see possibilities."
this time, it's Erik who goes back to the past to fix things. Lovely and melancholy.

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X-Men First Class

5 Problems Logan Solved Like A Boss by [livejournal.com profile] starlingthefool
That's when Logan's crispy, smoking corpse groans and sits up.

Everyone shrieks, Darwin included. It's not his proudest moment, but on the list of weird shit he can put up with, walking and breathing corpses do not make the cut.

"What a jerk," Logan says. His skin knits itself back over his bones as he stands up. "This was my favorite flannel shirt."

He tears the rest of it off. He makes as if to toss it on the ground, but then pulls a cigar out from somewhere, and lights it with the smoldering cloth.

When he sees the rest of them looking at him, Logan exhales a stream of smoke and says, "What?"
In which Logan, as the King of Not Giving Any Fucks, sorts everybody out for the best. Awesome and hilarious.

New Beautiful Things Come by [personal profile] raven
The modern AU where Erik owns a kosher bakery and Charles is a professor at NYU. Warm and lovely and full of light and grace.

Possible Worlds by [archiveofourown.org profile] trailingoff
Charles gets three chances to go back in time and fix everything that went wrong with Erik and Raven. Nicely done.

Replay by [livejournal.com profile] unforgott3n
Charles sends his consciousness back to 1962 to seduce Erik out of becoming evil. Things are a little more complicated than he expects. This is both hilarious and heartbreaking.

Shared Custody by [livejournal.com profile] smilebackwards
Erik's new team members all enjoy hanging out with Charles and it drives Erik crazy. Also, there are enticing baked goods. Adorable.

Undone by [archiveofourown.org profile] Yahtzee
For the first time since his astonishing resurrection, it occurs to Charles that because he is really in his own past, he has a chance to change the future. Does he understand what went wrong for him, for Raven, and beyond anything else, for Erik? Can he really undo so much devastation?

He can try. He has to – for both of them, and for all the mutants and all the humans who otherwise will fall in the battles between them.

And still, even now, above all, for Erik. There is no one else he wants to save more. If he can save Erik, he will save the world entire.
X3 Charles goes back to 1962 and tries to fix Erik, thereby fixing the future. Achy and sad and hopeful all at once.

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Supernatural

And They Cry to See Your Face by [livejournal.com profile] honeylocusttree
Two old friends of Sam's from Stanford run into him again in the middle of a hunt. Things do not, as they say, go well. Oh, Sam. Really sharp outsider POV on what the Winchesters must look like to the people they rescue.

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X-Men: First Class

Triangles by [livejournal.com profile] zombieboyband
It's not every night and it didn't happen right off the bat, either. It takes a few weeks of build up--of Charles carefully avoiding the spilling colors of Erik's mind; of soft, fuzzy broadcast confusion that slowly congealed into jealousy and then hate hate hate--and another couple of days of dithering dilemma (moral, mostly).

Just that Charles is a little bit of a lush sometimes, and even when he isn't, he likes it when the world spins a little oddly so that the voices in everyone's heads blur together beautifully. It's easy, then, to focus on one mind without getting all, well, handsy, for lack of a better word: he can have someone in his awareness without learning all her hidden secrets.

Or his hidden secrets.

That's another thing about Charles: mind-to-mind, he doesn't think that gender's a big deal.
Lovely, achy Charles/Erik.

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X-Men First Class

The Emperor's New Clothes by [archiveofourown.org profile] ignipes
It's remarkably difficult to entice new soldiers to their just and righteous cause of mutant supremacy when the only thing the potential recruits can think throughout the course of the conversation is, "I'm just not sure I can follow somebody who wears a silly cape – oh, shit, I hope the telepath didn't hear that." Hee! Emma and Raven conspire to get Erik to make less ridiculous sartorial choices.

Synthesis (Scenes from an AU) by [archiveofourown.org profile] starlady
Lovely, understated AU in which Magneto comes back to Westchester to help run the school. Thinking that there's no problem with the Professor and Magneto being together, and saying so, quickly becomes a kind of litmus test: at the school, among mutants, "normal," human social rules don't apply. The Professor would hate that line of thinking, of course, but few of the new pupils--who seem, as Erik says to Charles many times, to get younger and softer as the years pass--have the temerity to say so right off the bat, particularly not to their older classmates, who are almost always the first people like them that they've ever known. Those who keep that thought to themselves, or who do have problems with two men being, for all intents and purposes, married, generally decide that there are bigger things to worry about by graduation.

Time to Grow by [archiveofourown.org profile] zarah5
Really wonderful AU in which Charles and Erik slowly find some middle ground between them.

Try, Try Again by [anonymous]
Erik is forced to relive the day on the beach over and over until he gets it right. I do love a good Groundhog day story.

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X-Men: First Class

Call Me by His Name by [archiveofourown.org profile] sinuous_curve
Hot and heartbreaking Xavier/Magneto set after XMFC. "I'd rather thought you considered yourself my enemy."

Erik flinches. "It isn't a zero sum game, Charles. There are-- shades of gray."


Fear Death by Water by [anonymous]
Gorgeous, achy, Charles/Erik. Charles knows there are ways he could be better, things he could be making more of an effort to understand. Raven, for example: but he has promised to stay out of her thoughts. Denied this, he knows, he has trouble comprehending the nature of her preoccupation with her mutation, with her body—his own body is something of an afterthought, just a vehicle for his mind. This doesn't mean he has divorced himself from it—he takes care of himself, eats well, has a long run every morning before breakfast, tries to minimize his vices. He likes sex, likes the soft yield of another body beneath his, but he's never been desperate for it. He's never understood how it can ruin a man.

Five Lessons Charles Taught (and One He Learned) by [archiveofourown.org profile] kaydeefalls
Really lovely look at Charles interacting with the kids.

nuclear winter by [livejournal.com profile] honey_wheeler
Erik doesn't know what to make of how complicated this became. Charles is still a soft, gentle presence in his mind. There's no pressure, no expectation or insistence; instead he hovers at the edges of Erik's consciousness, soothing and wonderful. Accepting. Seductive. It would be so easy for Erik to abandon himself to this, to forget everything he's fought through, all that he's planned. Erik gets Charles a lapdance. It doesn't turn out exactly like he expected. Hot and achy.

Snakes and Ladders Are Banned In Here by [livejournal.com profile] paperclipbitch
Sharp and heartbreaking look at Charles and Erik continuing on with their relationship after the movie ends.

Synthesis and Transcription by [livejournal.com profile] frantic_allonsy
Hot and heartbreaking Charles/Erik first time. Good use of telepathy during sex. (also available at the author's LJ here)

[untitled AU] by [anonymous]
Instead of leaving Charles on the beach at the end, Erik and Raven help Hank get him to a hospital. Really lovely. There's also a sequel going on in the same thread, but it's not complete yet. Moira turns up halfway through the night, her eyes red, and he has a brief surge of fury at the sight; she has no right to this grief, this fear. This is his to keep bundled up just behind his heart, burning and terrible and an awful, comforting penance. But he thinks of Sean's fingers tapping against the paper cup, feels the weight of Raven's head on his shoulder, and reluctantly allows that Charles meant something—means something, will mean something yet—to many people.

wait to watch the fire by [livejournal.com profile] imogenedisease
Fantastic and heartbreaking. If Charles is an outstretched hand, Erik is a fist. Erik is a disaster.

Wisteria by [anonymous]
"I don't need you to train, Charles."

"Well, certainly not anymore—your progress has been remarkable, you know—but I assumed you gained the same gratification and fulfillment from my companionship as I did yours. Was I wrong?"

No. No, he's not wrong, and damn him to hell—damn Charles Francis Xavier and his honesty in saying what he feels. Erik grits his teeth and slows his pace, trying not to give away his thoughts too freely. He feels like an obvious fool. Even without telepathy, every move he makes could be the one that Charles uses to deduct his problem. Don't read my mind, Charles, he thinks, as hard as he can.

Charles winces and rubs his temple. "I'm not. I've no reason to just now. I was actually hoping you'd tell me of your own volition what's troubling you, my friend."
Another hot and achy Charles/Erik first time.

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Crossovers

Battlestar Galactica/Star Wars

For Our Own Benefit by [livejournal.com profile] smercy
"It's talking to me," the boy squeaked, "Racetrack, the alien is talking to me in Basic and I can understand it." / "Quit your joking, Apollo," the girl scoffed. Very cool, subtle, sad BSG/SW crossover. The Colonial fleet encounters Yoda.

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Firefly/Futurama

Take My Robot by [livejournal.com profile] mandysbitch
Bender ends up on Serenity. He spends some time with Jayne. Hilarity ensues! *glee*

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Supernatural/Buffy the Vampire Slayer

No Power on This Earth by [livejournal.com profile] redrikki
Xander and Dean bond while working at the Fabulous Ladies' Night Club. Short, funny, and a little sad. I can totally see Xander and Dean being BFF. *hearts* They could talk about regular guy stuff like girls and cars and grilling things and any monsters that came up were just metaphors and double entendres. It had been a long time since he'd had that. It was kind of, well, weird actually, but nice weird like bubble bath instead of bad weird like snot monsters.

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Supernatural/Narnia
Sam, Son of Adam by [livejournal.com profile] maychorian
"Your brother is lost beyond the usual ways of going, son of Adam. [...] I can see and hear this in your face and voice. Where has he gone? What fell magic took him from you?" In his quest to rescue Dean, Sam finds himself in Narnia. Lovely. And the sequel, Kings for a Little Time, in which Dean and Sam prepare to become Kings of Narnia.

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Supernatural/X-Men Movieverse

Migratory Birds by [livejournal.com profile] nekare
"Fuck that race shit, we're all human beings, Sam," Dean says, angry himself. "I'm not about to lower myself to their level, that's all." AU mashup with XMM, where Sam and Dean have mutant powers. Sam joins the Brotherhood and Dean ends up at Xavier's, and then the world ends. Could use a good line beta, but good use of the AU and the characters.

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XMM

The Death of Arthur by [livejournal.com profile] kindkit
Erik, after the movie. Poignant, spare, and lovely, but not sentimental.

Temporary by [livejournal.com profile] penknife
Sharp, smart Five Things story about Rogue, post-X3.

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X-Men Movieverse
Both these stories contain major spoilers for X3.

Spark by Mary Borsellino
Post-X3, Rogue needs help, and hopes John can provide it.

There is a gentleness survives by Sarah T.
Sad, resigned post-X3 story about John and Erik.

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Batman Begins

Backstage by Yahtzee
Wonderful Lucius/Alfred story, charting the course of the relationship over the years quietly and subtly with wry humor and a deft hand. Lovely.

Climbing by [livejournal.com profile] astolat
Beautiful and evocative Bruce/Ducard fic.

Fathers and Daughters by David Hines
This is comics Batverse, which I know nearly nothing about aside from what everyone knows, but my love for Commissioner Gordon is pure in the wake of Batman Begins, and this is a beautifully written, quiet story about Jim and Barbara Gordon, and the new Batgirl, about fathers and daughters, the kind of thing explored all too infrequently in fanfic. Wistful and spare and lovely.

Untitled Alfred/Lucius ficlet by [livejournal.com profile] slashfan4eva
Warm and sweet story of love, discretion, and family.

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Spider-Man Movieverse/X-Men Movieverse

Office Hours by Aldalindil
Peter Parker and Hank McCoy. Lovely gen fic about them, learning to belong.

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BtVS/HP
This Place of Stunted Growth by Nichole
Faith/Bellatrix. Um, isn’t the pairing enough? Hot and sharp and dangerous.

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BtVS/XMM
Look But Don't by [livejournal.com profile] voleuse
Guh. Faith/Rogue hotness. It's possible the club might not be hotter than hell, but from everything Faith's been told, hell's actually less with the fire and more with the torture. Unless the torture involves fire, of course, but either way, the club's still pretty damn hot. Like the rip off your clothes and douse yourself in tequila sort of hot.

Which is why the girl with the gloves catches her attention.

Between the humidity outside, and the press of the crowd on the floor, Faith can barely breathe, but the girl's wearing not only gloves, but sleeves and stockings, too. And she's not even sweating, not even when the guy behind her grinds impossibly close, curves to whisper in her ear.


Why is there not more Rogue femslash?

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Go, read, love. Send feedback.

*smoochies*

~victoria
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XMM
Closer I'm Bound (the long distance remix) by Aldalindil
Ah, Scott. Learning how to be a man, to be a leader, and not just from Charles, as you would expect, but from Erik also. Mostly, even. Wonderful.

"Now, go to bed, child. It's late."

"Don't call me that," Scott says, sounding irritated. "You both seem to think I'm adult enough for this kind of responsibility."

Erik smiles again, sadly. "Then you're old enough not to need reassurances from me."


Two Measures in Three Quarter Time (Waltz, Cadenza Remix) by Aldalindil
Lovely, evocative Charles/Erik that also tackles the complex relationships between them and their first students.

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Crossovers

Ultimate Spider-Man/Ultimate Wolverine
Spray Evenly, Until Slightly Damp by Azurine
Peter Parker and Wolverine sounds like an insane idea, especially in Ultimate-verse, but Az brings both the hot and the funny here, and how can you not love a fic with lines like this: Hey, what's a sponge bath between buddies, right? Logan is hurt bad, Peter’s hiding him, and the smell is going to get Peter in trouble. So what’s a superhero to do? Give the man a bath, right?

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XMM/HP
Curiosities by Penknife
Tom Riddle meets Erik Lehnsherr. Two men with both more and less in common than you'd expect. Let the creepiness begin.

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Sandman/HP
Prelude by Nifra Idril
Tom Riddle poring over Roderick Burgess’s journals, as Alex Burgess tries to keep him entertained and away from the prisoner in the basement. Eeeee! *shivers*

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LotR, XMM

Jun. 29th, 2004 01:45 pm
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Lord of the Rings

Lords of Misrule by fabula rasa
Ah, Legolas and Gimli the way it should be done, with prickly misunderstandings and hot hot dwarf/elf sex. Lovely.

~*~

XMM

Songs of a Wayfarer by Marguerite
A beautiful epistolary Logan/Rogue fic. The quiet, realistic way Marguerite writes the characters just blows me away every time. I cried through this last night, not because it's sad, though it is, but because it's true and beautiful and reminds me why I love Rogue and Logan as characters, and even more of why I love them *together*, even if they aren't actually together, just writing to each other, circling before Logan gives in to the inevitable.

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West Wing/The X-Files

The Right To Silence (unnecessarily wordy remix) by Delightfully Eccentric
Oh, what a perfect crossover - the Bartlet White House is in full cover-up/this is not a cover-up mode of late season 2 and Mulder's on the trail of lies being perpetrated at the highest level. Brilliant. Plus, Donna gets to be smart, and CJ gets to have smoochies with Mulder. I enjoyed this a lot.

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XMM/Star Trek: The Next Generation

Where No Mutant Has Gone Before (The Split Infinitive Remix) by Alara Rogers
Charles Xavier wakes up on the starship Enterprise and everyone, naturally, thinks he’s Captain Picard. It’s an obvious and seemingly unworkable crossover, but it totally works. I love the Q-voice in this.

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XMM

For Now (The Fuck Waiting Remix) by Katherine
Katherine, bless her, is an ambitious soul, and she chose to remix not one story, but a series, and not just any series, but the seminal For Now series by Jenn (which I'm fairly certain I recced a long, long time ago), which tracks the evolution of Marie into Rogue. The original is strictly from Marie’s POV, and sometimes, it’s hard to see what, exactly, Logan is thinking. Well, Katie gives it to us straight up, in a pitch-perfect, dead-on Logan-voice. He can see the potential in Marie, see the woman she could become, if she’d only let herself, and so he waits and watches and teaches her until she finally, finally comes to realize that you can’t go through life scared of everything, especially not yourself. That living is being vulnerable, and not just because you have life-sucking skin. Funny, sad, uplifting, romantic, this story has everything.

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Ultimate X-Men
Antiochus Wept by Azurine
I don't read much X-fic anymore, and I don't even read the Ultimate books, but every once in a while, I drop by Az's LJ to see if she's got anything new, and hot damn. Charles/Erik at Hanukkah sometime in their past, I guess, and Erik's megalomania is on full display, and Charles is swept up in his madness. The religious imagery is what makes it so chilling, I think. You know I'm a sucker for that. And even though it's Ultimate, it's amazing and shivery to imagine Stewart and McKellen speaking this dialogue.

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X-Men Movieverse
In Alaska by Katherine
Rogue goes away to prove she can make it on her own. She and Logan both learn to that absence makes the heart grow fonder. Subtle, in character, and well-done.

XMM

Nov. 18th, 2003 12:21 pm
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XMM
Four Ways of Coming Out of the Cold by [livejournal.com profile] penknife
Four things that may or may not have happened to Ororo Munroe – four scenarios in which she and Xavier meet. Sharp, clear prose, intriguing possibilities and the last one will send a chill down your spine.

Osae Waza by Macha
Logan helps Rogue break in her uniform. Hot, humorous UST that is soon-to-be-RST, if Rogue has anything to say about it.

The Sure Thing by Katherine
Logan has a nightmare. Rogue won't give up. They talk, and Logan doesn't quite get it yet, but Rogue's patient and smart. She knows they want the same thing. Lovely, understated and hopeful.

***

XMM

Oct. 1st, 2003 12:13 pm
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XMM

Butterfly Net by MollyTM
Logan lies, and finds the consequences of it are far worse than expected. Sharp, bittersweet *believable* story of how a man like Logan would react to falling in love, and how he just might screw it up completely, simply by being himself.

End of Summer by Macha
The president may have refused to sign the MRA, but things are only getting worse for mutants. It starts when Logan needs help crossing the border, so Rogue gives him a lift. Thoroughly enjoyable L/R banter, plus real live plot! And the spa glove. The spa glove is *key*.

Ignoring the Obvious by Scattered Logic
Logan's not dumb, he's just pretending he doesn't notice, because things are easier that way. I like this take on the reasons Logan would ignore Rogue's feelings and I like Rogue's response - it feels real and true to character. And it's sweet and funny and hits all the right buttons for me.

Stuck in My Mind by TaleWeaver
Post-X2, Rogue and the men in her head. Lovely, and a new slant - Rogue/John UST. I love the description of the vestiges of each man, especially Magneto.

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Sports Night

To Casey on his Thirty-Fifth Birthday by Mosca
Perfect Dan-voice as he wrestles with telling Casey how he feels about him.

~*~

XMM

A Conversation on the Rocks by Macha
Hee! Rogue's wearing a bikini, and she's a little tipsy, and Logan definitely does *not* think of her "that way". Sweet flirty banter with a nice hopeful ending.

Scrap Metal by MollyTM
Bobby gives Rogue a necklace, which just pisses Logan off. Wistful fic in which Logan thinks about what, exactly, he wants from Rogue and why he's willing to defer for a while.

~*~

Buffy, XMM

Jul. 18th, 2003 11:50 am
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Buffy
Faculties by James Hsiao
Xander questions his place on the bus, and thinks about striking out on his own. Post-Chosen, sniffly good X/W fic, written especially for me!

~*~

XMM
Sepia by Princess Twilite
Logan has a flash of memory. Subtle, sad, insightful and lovely. (Don’t let the mistake in the summary put you off.)

~*~

XMM

Jun. 25th, 2003 11:34 am
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XMM
After the Fact by darkstar
Logan, Rogue, secrets and sanity, post-X2.

"No one hurts you."

"No one but you, right?"


::shivers::

Like everything by darkstar, the words linger in your mind, the images cut to the quick, and you feel the characters’ pain as if it were your own, and you believe it will never be any other way than this. Gorgeous.

The Opposite of Sibling Rivalry and The Nightmare Fighter by Troll Princess
Bobby isn’t the only mutant in his family. Two lovely stories from Ronny’s POV, exploring this otherwise plot-device-ish character and making him human.

Untitled post-X2 ficlet by Laura JV
Scott and Logan have a conversation about Rogue. Elliptical, but packs a wallop (especially if you’re a Logan/Rogue shipper like me).

***

XMM

May. 8th, 2003 11:02 am
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X-Men (X2 included)

Last Season by Akazukin Elle
Bobby thinks about a lot of stuff, like how it’s wrong for him to be shagging St. John while he’s dating Rogue, and how his parents would respond to a mutant son, and even worse (in their oh-so-conservative eyes), a gay mutant son. This is a sweet, lovable Bobby and this POV feels right.

Tulsa by Ransom
Logan’s got a lesson to learn, and Rogue sends him off to learn it. I love the wistful tone and spare writing of this story, and the way Rogue does what she needs to do to make both of them happy, or, rather, to make Logan realize what they both need to be happy.

Weakness by Diebin
Okay, first, let’s take a moment to squee over Die’s return to writing L/R. Second, let’s take a moment to squee over the scene she writes about here (the infamous Temptation of Wolverine scene – 'ware spoilers for X2). And then let’s squee over the accuracy of her Logan-voice. Personally, I’d have loved to see this version of the scene onscreen.

XXX Mansion by Beth
I can’t believe I never recced this. Talk about more bang for your buck. ::snicker:: AU, with the X-Men as porn stars and Xavier and Magneto competing as rival studio heads. Sex, action, sex, humor, sex and more sex. Hot sex. Funny sex. Porny sex. All hail Beth.

***
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X-Men Movieverse
The Best-Laid Plans (Art of War Remix) by Ransom
The original is one of the best things I've written, and I'm completely thrilled with the Logan POV and the way it fleshes out and meshes with the original story. Ransom *nails* Logan's voice - snarky, smart and yet utterly blind to what's going on in front of him. He's just a little delusional, but we love him anyway. (Dude, *of course* I recommend you read the original. But I wrote it, so that would be kinda tacky. Read it anyway. Some of my best work. Plus, Cool!Scott.)

Ibbur (The If You Don't Know Me By Now Remix) by Andraste
So what if the person who survived on the Statue of Liberty wasn't exactly Rogue? Sad, slightly creepy Magneto-in-Rogue's-head POV as he learns to deal with being a seventeen-year-old girl and hide his presence from Xavier, who probably ought to realize they brought a viper into the nest.

***
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Lord of the Rings
They Say of the Elves by Brancher
I haven't read much LotR fic, and I won't because, well, because. But this, this is a beautiful Legolas/Gimli piece - poetic and well-done and just... oh, so achingly sweet.

*

X-Men (comicverse)
Throw My Head Away by Alestar
Bobby's thinking of changing his codename. Subtle, well-drawn characterization and an ending that made me sniffle.

*

XMM

Nov. 22nd, 2002 09:51 am
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X-Men
Zero Plus One by Azurine
Logan and Bobby help each other deal with stuff. Beautiful look at how the bonds of friendship are forged and how a badass loner with no past and a fifteen year old kid can find common ground and care about each other. Just a fantastic fic, that made me cry for both of them. God, I love this story. Gen. Ultimate.

The Evolution of Jubilee by Mara Greengrass
Lovely story of how Jubilee learns how the world works, and that one person *can* make a difference.

Tupelo Honey by Ransom
Logan and Rogue picnic and discuss their relationship. Tender, evocative, lovely story. Plus, named after one of my favorite Van Morrison songs, which can’t be bad.

***

XMM

Nov. 5th, 2002 05:07 pm
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X-Men
Gingko by Pepper
Beautifully done fic wherein Logan finally meets Death (the Terry Pratchett variety). Sequel to my own As I Lay Dying, in which Rogue shuffles off this mortal coil (featuring a cameo by Death, the Neil Gaiman variety).

Touch and Go by Ransom.
Pure porny Logan/Rogue goodness. There's some light bondage, free-flowing snark, and oh yes, hot, hot, hot smut.

***

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