Tagged by anatsuno, who dutifully typed down my answers and looked for the links while I just rambled out loud. :-D
rules: in a text post, list ten FICS that have stayed with you in some way. don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” works, or even all the same pairing or fandom, just the fics that have touched you or that stuck with you somehow. tag ten friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them!
This is my go-to when I need to feel better and read something that will make me really happy. It combines my love of cowboy AUs & ridiculously over-the-top Harlequin romances, and it’s wonderfully well written with great grammar and perfect tenses, bliss.
2 -Wednesday night boys
(bandom, Bob Bryar/Spencer Smith, Ryan Ross/Jon Walker/Brendon Urie, AU - by arsenic jade)
I just ADORE it, I’m not sure I can quite verbalise why, though. It’s just awesome.
Ryan Ross wakes up in a female body and it’s not going away. Except he’s NOT a girl. A really wonderful, moving story about being in the wrong body for one’s gender. Probably the best take on that trope I’ve ever read, certainly the most interesting.
4 - Little Heaven
(popslash, Lance Bass/Justin Timberlake - by Genee)
Genee’s writing is simply gorgeous, her Lance is wonderful. I’ve always loved her writing but this one in particular always stuck with me.
Well, it’s helenish. It’s awesome, involved, gripping… Loved it then, now want to reread ASAP.
One of my two favorite TrickyFish stories ever. Long, involved, wonderful character development… Gorgeous.
7 - OMIAI
(Smallville - Clark Kent/Lex Luthor, AU - by Rose Emily/Toomuchplor)
I never really watched Smallville, never liked the show, was never much in that fandom… and yet. This is definitely one of my favorite fics ever. It pushes every single one of my buttons.
8 - Muérdago
(teen wolf, Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinsky, Scott McCall/Allison Argent - by starbolin)
One of the first Teen Wolf fics I read and the first one that stuck with me. Also now want to read it again ASAP… AND! There is a great podfic
of it by @anatsuno, which everybody who likes the story should also listen to.
9 - Nightswimming
(Bandom, Frank Iero/Gerard Way
, Mikey Way/Pete Wentz
, Alicia Simmons/Mikey Way
, AU - by waxjism)
10 - Void
(The Faculty, Casey Connor/Zeke Tyler/Delilah Profitt - by
Gritty, painful, amazing… finger-licking good.