amalthia: (MLP Rainbow Dash sleepy)
Avengers

torakowalski - Homeless Clint 'Verse
I loved Clint as a teenager and seeing how he and Phil became friends. I also enjoyed the second part of the series where Clint joins SHIELD.

(recs-Marvel,recs-Avengers,f4,Length:50k-100k,Pairing:PhilCoulson/ClintBarton)


hotchoco195 - The Brooklyn Boy & The Space Princess
I really enjoyed Steve's and Loki's interactions and seeing how Loki adapted to being on earth.

(recs-Marvel,recs-Avengers,f4,Length:20k-50k,Trope:Genderbending,Pairing:Loki/SteveRogers)


Captain America

Neery - Winter's Children
INSTANT REC!!! I loved Bucky's pov, the kids sounded real, and I loved all the action and adventuring.

(recs-Marvel,recs-CaptainAmerica,recs-instant!rec,f4,Length:50k-100k,Trope:Kidfic,Pairing:BuckyBarnes/SteveRogers)


Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
INSTANT REC!!! I loved the character voices, the plots, and this story kept me guessing. It also took the better part of a week to read the fic.

(recs-HarryPotter,recs-instant!rec,f4,Length:600k-900k,PairingType:General)


Teen Wolf

grimm - What I Did On My Summer Vacation
INSTANT REC!!! I loved Stile's character voice and seeing the town from his pov. I liked the slow build and Stile's discovery of magic and learning how to use it.

(recs-TeenWolf,f4,Length:100k-200k,Pairing:Derek/Stiles,Trope:Magic,recs-instant!rec)


Star Trek: Original Series

sgamadison - A Beautiful Frienship
I loved the character voices, the plot, and seeing how Jim, Spock, and Leonard interacted was fun.

(recs-StarTrekOriginal,f4,Length:10k-20k,PairingType:General,Trope:Kidfic)

amalthia: (Farscape)
Avengers

ILookDaftWithOneShoe - Challengers
I really enjoyed this fusion with the Avatar the Last Airbender universe. Loki and Tony's relationship and adventures were fun to read.

(recs-Marvel,recs-Avengers,recs-AvatarTheLastAirbender,f4,Length:20k-50k,Pairing:Loki/TonyStark)


Crazy_Cat_Lady - Your True Birthright (Was Never a Throne)
I enjoyed the plot, the character voices, and I liked the action/adventure portion of the story.

(recs-Marvel,recs-Avengers,f4,Length:50k-100k,Pairing:Loki/TonyStark,Pairing:Loki/Hulk,Pairing:ClintBarton/Loki,Warning:Non-Con)


Etharei - to memory now I can't recall
INSTANT REC!!! I had so much fun reading this story. I loved the character voices, the time travel aspect, seeing Bucky interact with all the other Avengers. I also loved seeing how the Winter Soldier interacted with the Howling Commandos. This was a fun action/adventure story with just enough hurt/comfort and heartbreak over the Winter Soldier's circumstances.

(recs-Marvel,recs-Avengers,recs-instant!rec,f4,Length:100k-200k,Pairing:BuckyBarnes/SteveRogers,Trope:Time-Travel)


inukagome15 - Walk a Mile in Your Shoes
INSTANT REC!!! This was pure fun. I loved the concept, character voices, and I thought the last battle was funny.

(recs-Marvel,recs-Avengers,recs-instant!rec,f4,Length:20k-50k,Pairing:TonyStark/SteveRogers,Trope:Bodyswap)


torakowalski - On The Other Side of a Downward Spiral
INSTANT REC!!! I could not stop reading once I started. I loved Bucky's pov, the kidfic aspects, and seeing how taking care of the baby helped Bucky recover.

(recs-Marvel,recs-Avengers,f4,recs-instant!rec,Pairing:BuckyBarnes/SteveRogers,Trope:Teleportation,Trope:Kidfic,Length:20k-50k)


Captain America

fallingvoices, radialarch - United States v. Barnes, 617 F. Supp. 2d 143 (D.D.C. 2015)
I loved the format and seeing the trial from all the different pov's.

(recs-Marvel,recs-CaptainAmerica,f4,Length:20k-50k,Pairing:BuckyBarnes/SteveRogers)


kaasknot - Silent thunder, as of a thousand wings
I loved Bucky as Steve's guardian angel and seeing how he recovered from everything he went through. I could not stop reading once I started.

(recs-Marvel,recs-CaptainAmerica,f4,Length:50k-100k,Pairing:BuckyBarnes/SteveRogers,Warning:Torture)


Star Trek: Alternate Original Series

BlackEyedGirl - We Live in Detail
I liked the character voices and had a good time reading the story.

(recs-StarTrekAOS,f4,Length:20k-50k,Pairing:Kirk/Spock)


Thor

Night's Darkness: The Long Game
INSTANT REC!!! This story sucked me right in. I loved the character voices, the politics, the plot, all the details. My heart broke for Loki and I loved seeing him as King of Asgard. I also loved all the OC's and seeing how Thor handled being stuck on earth. I really hope the author writes a sequel.

(recs-Marvel,recs-Thor,recs-instant!rec,f5,Length:300k-400k,Pairing:Loki/Sigyn,Warning:Rape-Recovery)


proantagonist - Bargaining
INSTANT REC!!! This story is absolutely amazing and had everything I loved! There are few Loki redemption stories of this caliber. Loki's story was heartbreaking and the author does not shy away from all the mistakes Loki and Odin made, or how crazy Loki had become. I loved the use of flashbacks to describe what led up to Loki's choice. I haven't cried this much reading a story in a long time. By now if you haven't already read this story you should go and check it out.

(recs-Marvel,recs-Thor,recs-instant!rec,f5,Length:100k-200k,Trope:Time-Travel,PairingType:General)

amalthia: Stephanie Brown Batgirl (Stephanie Brown Batgirl)
It took my grandparent asking why I hadn't posted to my LJ/DW in so long for me to realize it's been well over a month since I've posted any recs.

I was distracted by Escapade and going to Texas for a week during Spring Break. Plus I'm learning how to ski this winter. :)

Teen Wolf )
Supernatural )
Star Trek Reboot )
DCU )
Stargate Atlantis )
Thor )
Avengers )
Chronicles of Narnia/Torchwood )
amalthia: Stephanie Brown Batgirl (Stephanie Brown Batgirl)
I realized it's been awhile since I posted any recs...enjoy!

DCU

live_eternal: You are forever in my mind INSTANT REC!!! I loved the atmosphere and the internal conflict for Bruce when he realized what he was feeling for Dick. It's tough to pull off a realistic underage story and I could not stop reading once I started. This is easily a new favorite in Young Justice fandom. :)

(recs-DCU,Pairing:Bruce/Dick,f4,Length:20k-50k,recs-instant!rec)


Star Trek Reboot

alpha_hydra - How We Are (but not how we're going to be) INSTANT REC!!! I had so much fun reading this story. I LOVED Spock's pov, the couple's therapy, and I loved that it took communication for these guys to realize they really do have something in common. Wonderful story.

(recs-StarTrekReboot,f4,recs-instant!rec,Kirk/Spock,Length:20k-50k)


Thor

que_sera - The Still Point of the Turning World I loved the concept, the character voices, and seeing how different Jotunheim is from Asgard.

(recs-Thor,recs-Marvel,Challenges:AvengersBigBang,PairingType:General,f4,Length:20k-50k)


theorytale - The Several Heirs of Loki Odinson, Prince of the Realm of Asgard It's a rare story that can combine humor and sadness so well in under 6k words. I also loved the idea of Loki going around adopting orphans.

(recs-Thor,recs-Marvel,PairingType:General)


galaxysoup - Darkness, Flooded in Light INSTANT REC!!! This story broke my heart and put it back together again. I LOVED all the original characters and Loki's character voice rang true for me. I could not stop reading once I started.

(recs-Marvel,recs-Thor,f4,recs-instant!rec,Length:20k-50k,author-galaxysoup)


Avengers

Croik - Every Judas Loved His Jesus INSTANT REC!!! I have a hard time describing this story because part of it is frustrating but at the same time I could not stop reading to see how it would end. This story is heartbreaking and captivating.

(recs-Marvel,recs-Avengers,f4,recs-instant!rec,pairing:SteveRogers/Loki,author-croik,Length:100k-200k,Warning:Non-Con,Trope:Genderbending,Trope:MPREG)


jadedoll - Buy You A Mockingbird I had a great time reading this story and I loved all the character voices and concept.

(recs-Avengers,recs-Marvel,Trope:Kidfic,Length:20k-50k,f4,Pairing:Tony/Steve)


porthos - (First Impressions Are) A Work in Progress Loved the character voices. This was fast paced and engaging. :)

(recs-Marvel,recs-Avengers,f4,Genre:Humor,Pairing:Tony/Steve,Length:10k-20k)


katsu - The Calculator INSTANT REC!!! This was a fun Loki story. I loved Loki's pov, his character voice, and the plot was interesting. I could not stop reading once I started. :)

(recs-Avengers,recs-Marvel,f4,PairingType:General,Length:20k-50k,recs-instant!rec)


Elspethdixon, Seanchai - King of Infinite Space INSTANT REC!! I loved the setup, the plot, character voices, and how the story plays out. I had a lot of fun reading. I was on the edge of my seat near the end.

(recs-Marvel,recs-Avengers,f4,author-Seanchai,author-Elspethdixon,Length:20k-50k,Pairing:Tony/Steve,recs-instant!rec)


scifigrl47 - Some Things Shouldn't Be a Chore INSTANT REC!!! This whole series is made of awesome. I had a blast reading and had a hard time laughing quietly.

(Genre:Humor,recs-Marvel,recs-Avengers,f4,recs-instant!rec,Length:50k-100k,Pairing:Tony/Steve,Pairing:PhilCoulson/ClintBarton)


kijikun - All That Remains I could not stop reading this story once I started. I loved the character voices, the plot, and parts of it were heartbreaking. I also loved how Tony did his best to keep everything together.

(recs-Marvel,recs-Avengers,Trope:Kidfic,Pairing:Tony/Steve,Length:50k-100k,f4,author-kijikun)


elise_509 - A Ghost Should Be So Practical I loved Logan's character voice, the plot, and the sex was hot.

(recs-Marvel,recs-Avengers,f4,Length:10k-20k,pairing:SteveRogers/Logan(Wolverine))


keelywolfe - In Extremis This was intense and I could not stop reading once I started.

(recs-Avengers,recs-Marvel,f4,pairing:Loki/Tony,Warning:Rape,author-keelywolfe)


gunboots - Big in Japan This was so funny. :)

(recs-Marvel,recs-Avengers,pairing:Loki/Thor,f4,Genre:Humor)

amalthia: Stephanie Brown Batgirl (Stephanie Brown Batgirl)
Thor

DemonQueen666 - What Once Was Lost Returned I had a blast reading this story. I loved the concept and I loved the way things worked out.

(recs-Thor,PairingType:General,Length:50k-100k,f4,author-DemonQueen666)


LJC - Simple, Not Easy INSTANT REC!!! I had so much fun reading this story. Darcy character voice was spot on and awesome. I loved the how she and Loki became friends and pretty much everything about the characters.

(recs-Marvel,recs-Thor,f4,recs-instant!rec,PairingType:Het,Pairing:Darcy/Hawkeye,Length:50k-100k)


Star Trek Reboot

thefarofixer - Laws of Ownership This was incredibly sweet and cute. I loved it.

(recs-StarTrekReboot,Kirk/Spock,f4)


Avengers

sam_storyteller: Arms and the Man Loved the build up and all the moments between Tony and Steve.

(recs-Avengers,recs-Marvel,author-sam_storyteller,f4,Length:10k-20k,Pairing:Tony/Steve)


sam_storyteller : Homefront INSTANT REC!!! I absolutely adored Tony's pov and felt how painful it was for Steve to adapt to losing everything. Wonderful storytelling.

(author-sam_storyteller,f4,recs-instant!rec,Pairing:Tony/Steve,recs-Marvel,recs-Avengers)


sororexitium - Ghost in the Wires I loved the premise, the character voices, and how everything turned out. Steve and Tony's interactions were funny and felt real.

(recs-Marvel,recs-Avengers,Pairing:Tony/Steve,f4,Length:20k-50k)


valtyr - Team Building Activities INSTANT REC!!! I loved the character voices, the plot, and all the team moments. I laughed more than once.

(recs-Marvel,recs-Avengers,Pairing:Tony/Steve,f4,recs-instant!rec,author-valtyr,Length:20k-50k)


DCU

quipquipquip - Shake Your Tailfeathers I loved the banter, the case, the sex and well everything about the story.

(Pairing:DickGrayson/StephanieBrown,f4,Length:20k-50k,recs-DCU,author-quipquipquip)


quipquipquip - Take the Heat Out of Me This was smoking hot and heartbreaking. I absolutely loved Jason's pov and sort of wish the comics went this route.

(recs-DCU,pairing:DickGrayson/JasonTodd,f4,author-quipquipquip,Length:10k-20k)


Inception

eleveninches - The Material Life of the Californian Suburb I had a blast reading this story. I loved Eames pov, his background, and pretty much everything else. :)

(Challenges:InceptionBigBang,f4,recs-Inception,author-eleveninches,Length:20k-50k,Genre:Humor,Pairing:Arthur/Eames)


eretria - The Trembling Of The Migratory Birds I had a hard time putting down this story once I started. I loved the mystery, the character voices, and the action felt believable. I also loved how events seemed to spiral out of control.

(Challenges:InceptionBigBang,f4,recs-Inception,author-eretria,Length:100k-200k,Pairing:Arthur/Eames, pairing:Ariadne/Arthur, Pairing:Ariadne/Eames, Trope:Threesomes)

amalthia: (MLP Rainbow Dash)
It's that time of year again where I post my favorite stories and vids of 2011. Not all the stories were posted in 2011 but it's the year I found them for the first time, so it counts in my book. :)

The stories below are listed in no particular order or fandom preference. This year it was again difficult to narrow down my absolute favorites.

I have ebook versions for all the stories listed here (except for Family Matters) if you'd like a mobi/epub version of a story listed here and the author doesn't already have one email me at amalthia at gmail.com and I'll share my copy with you.


Star Trek Reboot, Merlin, Marvel (Avengers, Thor, Iron Man, X-Men), DCU (Batman, Young Justice, Flash), Fullmetal Alchemist, Inception, Vid Recs

Read more... )
amalthia: (Supernatural Sam Not Alone)
Star Trek Reboot

aldora89 - The Lotus Eaters INSTANT REC!!! This was an excellent story to read while trapped on a plane because it completely sucked me into the story and kept me entertained for hours. I loved the concept, the imagery was vivid and interesting. I also loved the relationship buildup. This was a truly awesome story.
(recs-StarTrekReboot,recs-instant!rec,f4,Kirk/Spock,Challenges:StarTrek-BigBang,Length:50k-100k)

Stargate Atlantis

michelel72 - Darkness Is the Only Sound INSTANT REC!!! This was an awesome team fic and I loved the concept so much.
(author-michelel72,recs-StargateAtlantis,f4,recs-instant!rec,PairingType:General)

X-Men

rageprufrock - Limited Release I loved all the characters and I really enjoyed the world building and seeing how different this world is as a result of one big change.
(recs-X-Men,f4,Length:50k-100k,author-rageprufrock,Pairing:Charles/Erik)

Yahtzee - The Hidden Heart I liked the use of mutant powers in the story and I had a lot of fun reading this story. :)
(recs-X-Men,f3,author-yahtzee63,Pairing:Charles/Erik)

dvs - The Last Spartan This was so much fun to read. I laughed more than once and it was really fantastic crack fic.
(recs-X-Men,Pairing:Charles/Erik,f4,Genre:Humor,author-01100100)

dancinbutterfly: Lab Rats and Tin Soldiers I loved the concept and once I started reading I couldn't stop. This was an engaging story.
(recs-Avengers,recs-X-Men,author-dancingbutterfly,f4,Length:20k-50k)

manic_intent - The Geometry of Chance I loved the concept and character voices.
(recs-X-Men,Pairing:Charles/Erik,f4,Length:20k-50k,author-manic_intent)

Avengers

gyzym: Momentum INSTANT REC!!! This was an awesome mirror to the story Ready, Aim, Fire. I couldn't stop reading once I started. I cried more than once and I loved the Tony, Steve sees.
(author-gyzym,recs-Avengers,f4,Length:10k-20k,Pairing:Tony/Steve,recs-instant!rec)

Penumbren - Indelible INSTANT REC!!! I loved the concept, the character voices, and the world building. I couldn't stop reading the story once I started and I loved the author's writing style. :)
(recs-IronMan,recs-instant!rec,Length:100k-200k,f4,Pairing:Tony/Steve)

manic_intent: The Tower of Yesterday I loved the concept of Tony being the one that was frozen in time and woken in the future. The author did an amazing job with the character voices and the action.
(recs-IronMan,Pairing:Tony/Steve,f4,Length:20k-50k,author-manic_intent)

DCU/Iron Man

freakyperfume: The Billionaire Boys Club This was a fun crossover story. There really aren't enough Bruce Wayne/Tony Stark fics.
(Length:10k-20k,Pairing:Bruce/Tony,f3,Trope:Crossover,recs-IronMan,recs-DCU)

Thor

feverbeats - Only Smile When I Lie I loved the concept and completely bought this pairing. :) I'm not sure why we don't get more villain romances????
(Pairing:Loki/Victor,Von,Doom,recs-Thor,f4,Length:10k-20k)

Merlin

MK_Yujji: The Promise Within This was probably one of my favorite Merlin Big Bang stories. I loved the concept and how Arthur dealt with his new magic powers. Uther is still a flawed but interesting man and I loved how the one change in Arthur changes all of their destinies.
(recs-Merlin,Pairing:Merlin/Arthur,f4,Length:20k-50k)

DCU/White Collar

C_R_Scott - Confidence Lost I had a blast reading this story. I loved the concept and seeing how the author merged White Collar and the DCU universe.
(Trope:Crossover,recs-DCU,recs-WhiteCollar,PairingType:General,f4,Length:50k-100k)

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