josephine_marrs: A series of red knives against a black background (pic#6492387)
In your own space, talk about a creator. Show us why you think they are amazing.

I don't know why I'm even attempting this when I can't put much more praise together than 'It's really good *smiley face*', but goddammit, I shall forge ahead.

First up is Parhelion. I first discovered Just Another Evening at Home with Evil Manifest. And I think what I love the most about it, other than the fact that it contains sauce and cheeky and bickering and cheerful menace, is the fact that it is from something I have never heard of, with characters I'm not familiar with, and yet I could soak myself in it and understand it ever so easily from the first word onward. That tends to be hard for me, and I don't know whether it's because I'm especially obtuse or what...it just is.

Then you can read a fic like Collared and experience yet more writing that is accessible and straight-forward (for lack of a better term) and yet so incredibly detailed. Like, the way they describe the collar coming off -- wonderful details, all contributing to the flow of the story. You'd think that detail would be an easy thing to do if you're into it, but sometimes it's just not, sometimes you find yourself just plumping up the word count with it as you write around in circles. They don't have this problem. (At least, not in the finished work. :D ) And then there is the understanding of history. My little heart, which holds a B.A. in history, loves them for this.

The other author I'd like to briefly celebrate is kindkit. You want fics in mainstream fandoms? He does Doctor Who and Harry Potter and X-Men. Have a hankering for something based on the epic of Gilgamesh, do you? He can help with that. He even wrote an Arthur/Uther fic that is just as lovely as everything else.

I'm just going to throw some more out here:
Borrowed
Shoes For His Feet
The Undone Years

I think I like his stories so much because there is just such an elegant sadness to these, an understanding of aching and loneliness and want and mortality, of scars and flaws and vulnerability. They are like little memento moris for love.

I'm going to flail and start crying if I keep at it, so I'll leave it at that.
josephine_marrs: Colin Morgan looking handsome in a red and black beanie, quilted leather jacket, and brown shirt. (pic#7225161)
In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you did not create. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so. See if you can rec fanworks that are less likely to be praised: tiny fandoms, rare pairings, fanworks other than stories, lesser-known kinks or tropes. Find fanworks that have few to no comments, or creators new to a particular fandom who maybe aren't well known or appreciated. Appreciate them.

Abandon by stories(afinch) (no fandom, gen) Brief and sad, with a pointed message thrown in.

...And All Things Will End by Saturnyn (Norse mythology, M/M, R) I like how the first couple of paragraphs look like verses from the Voluspa.

accustom me to joy by Morbane (Germanic mythology, gen) Likewise, I like the use of alliteration in this one.

So, I like stories that are succinct, that have something to say, that are technically elegant, that are poignant and sad and full of feels. Bonus points if everyone dies.

I also like silly things.

Curs'd Crustaceans by unhurt (Deadliest Catch, Sig and Edgar Hansen, PG) ...really fucking silly things. Also, terrified Edgar.
josephine_marrs: Black and white close-up photo of Colin Morgan (pic#6408536)
Fandoms: Sanctuary, Avengers (Marvel), The Borgias (TV), Transformers Generation One, Merlin, Teen Wolf (TV), Scream, Thor (Marvel universe), Dragon Age, The Hobbit (movies)
Summary/preview: Ten stories featuring chastity devices, all under 2,500 words.
Content notes: Content notes will be provided for each story behind the cut.

Work 15 for my picture frame for Kink Bingo Round 6. )
josephine_marrs: Colin Morgan wearing a dark-colored beanie, apparently at night (Default)
Fandoms: Avatar: The Last Airbender, Merlin

Summary/preview: I ran across these two stories as I was looking for fills for other rec lists, and decided that these would do really nicely for the theme of penance/punishment.

In one, we have a character who was one of the main antagonists of his series, who is coming to terms with his past deeds. He wishes that there was a way to get all of it out and done and over with. His wife tries to help with that.

In the other, we have a character who was one of the main heroes of her series, who hurt someone that she cared about while she was under a spell. As she sits in exile, she expresses her own hurt along with her remorse.

Content notes: Content notes will be provided for each story behind the cut.

Work 13 for my picture frame for Kink Bingo Round 6. )
josephine_marrs: Merlin reading a book. (pic#6497413)
Fandoms: X-men: First Class, Mulan, Merlin, Girls Like Me (Summertime) by Coyote Grace (song), Thor (Marvel), Nana, Avengers (movie), Iron Man (movie), Marvel Universe Pride & Prejudice, .hack//G.U., The Masqueraders -- Georgette Heyer, Tommy Ratcliffe (musician), Glam Rock RPF
Summary/preview: Ten stories about gender play/roles, each 1,200 words or less.
Content notes: Notes will be provided for each story behind the cut.

Work 12 for my picture frame for Kink Bingo Round 6. )
josephine_marrs: Close-up picture of Colin Morgan (pic#6262684)
Or, why you can never have too many works about being totally immobilized.
Fandoms: Final Fantasy XII, Sherlock (TV), Avengers (Marvel)
Summary/preview: Works run from 700-2500 words.
Content notes: Notes will be provided beyond the cut.

Work 8 for my picture frame for Kink Bingo Round 6. )
josephine_marrs: Colin Morgan, dressed in a dark gray shirt against a light gray background (pic#6408568)
Fandoms: Due South, Teen Wolf (TV), Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Game Of Thrones, Electric Light Orchestra RPS, X-Men (movies), Beowulf (2007 movie), X-Men: First Class, Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Conan Doyle)
Summary: Ten stories about begging, all under a thousand words apiece.
Content notes: Notes will be provided for each story beyond the cut.

Work 6 for my picture frame for Kink Bingo Round 6. )
josephine_marrs: Colin Morgan as Arkadi Tsheidse, in a black shirt and red vest, looking super hot. One of my favorite pics of him. (pic#6497421)
Fandoms: K-On, Stargate Atlantis, Harry Potter, Ookiku Furikabutte
Summary/preview: Stories run from 1100-3100 words.
Content notes: Content notes will be provided for each story behind the cut.

Work 4 for my picture frame for Kink Bingo Round 6. )
josephine_marrs: Jethro looking at something around the edge of a wall; he looks tense. (pic#6408554)
Fandoms: Stargate Atlantis, Once Upon A Time (TV), Stargate Atlantis RPF, CSI: Las Vegas, Psych
summary/preview: Stories run from 900 to 7,000 words.
content notes: Content notes will be provided for each story behind the cut.

Work 2 for my picture frame for Kink Bingo Round 6. )

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