gracerene

Recs Masterlist

I have a few different rec lists, so here is a handy-dandy post linking you to all of them. Be warned, I am a huge fan of smut and almost all of my recs are rated R or NC-17, so if you are looking for lower-rated fics, this is not the place for you. This is also almost exclusively slash pairings, though every once in awhile a het pairing manages to sneak its way in there.

I also dabble in fanfic writing, so if you're interested, you can find that HERE.

If you are curious about my likes/dislikes/preferences in fic because you want to make me something (or because you're just nosy), you can find those HERE.

Click HERE for my friending policy.

If any of the links are broken, please let me know!

Harry Potter Fandom
Harry/Draco Rec Masterlist
Harry Potter Rec Masterlist (multiple non-H/D pairings)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (all Credence/Graves)
Art Recs

Teen Wolf Fandom
Derek/Stiles Rec Masterlist
Teen Wolf Rec Masterlist (multiple non-Sterek pairings)

Other Fandoms
All for the Game Recs (multiple slash pairings, mostly Andrew Neil)
The Avengers Recs (multiple pairings, mostly Steve/Tony)
Check, Please! Recs (multiple slash pairings, mostly Eric/Jack)
Criminal Minds (multiple slash pairings, mostly Hotch/Reid)
The Dresden Files (all Harry/John)
Heroes Recs (multiple slash pairings, mostly Peter/Nathan)
The Hobbit Recs (all Bilbo/Thorin)
Hunger Games Recs (multiple pairings, mostly Katniss/Peeta)
Inception Recs (all Arthur/Eames)
James Bond Recs (all Bond/Q)
Kingsman Recs (all Eggsy/Harry)
Lord of the Rings Recs (multiple slash pairings)
Merlin Recs (multiple slash pairings, mostly Arthur/Merlin)
One Direction & BBC Radio 1 (Multiple slash pairings, mostly Harry/Nick)
Percy Jackson Recs (multiple slash pairings)
The Raven Cycle Recs (all Adam/Ronan)
Shadowhunters/The Mortal Instruments Recs (multiple slash pairings, mostly Alec/Magnus)
Sherlock (BBC) Recs (all John/Sherlock)
Smallville Recs (all Clark/Lex)
A Song of Ice and Fire Recs (multiple pairings)
Spartacus Recs (all Agron/Nasir)
Star Trek (AOS) Recs (all Kirk/Spock)
Starfighter Fic Recs (multiple slash pairings, mostly Abel/Cain)
Supernatural Fic Recs (multiple slash pairings, mostly Castiel/Dean & Dean/Sam)
Temeraire Recs (multiple slash pairings, mostly Laurence/Tharkay)
Thor Recs (all Loki/Thor)
The Vampire Diaries Recs (all Alaric/Damon)
X-Men Recs (all Charles/Erik)
Venom Recs (all Eddie/Venom)
Misc. Recs (multiple fandoms & pairing types)
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My Likes and Dislikes in Fanfic

I read in a ton of fandoms, but this is mostly geared towards Harry Potter. Most of these likes are pretty general, but they hold most true for my OTPs (in HP's case Harry/Draco and James Sirius/Teddy). I'm a lot less particular when it comes to the other pairings I enjoy.

And, of course, this is just a list of my general preferences. For just about all of my "dislikes" I can think of fabulous exceptions. If you are making something for me, I can pretty much guarantee I'm going to love it! <3

Tons of thanks to birdsofshore, from whom I stole this format/organization of ideas.

For a more generalized cross-fandom list of likes/dislikes, you can go HERE.

For a list of unclaimed prompts that I've left for various Harry Potter fests, you can go HERE.

updated March 2016

[Pairings]Favourite Pairings:

Harry/Draco is my OTP and I love them to pieces
Teddy/James Sirius is my favorite after Harry/Draco. I love a BFF friendship between them that evolves into more. With all the mutual pining and but he’s practically my brother and what will our family say that goes along with it. :D
Slash Cross Gen (In general) I like this best when the older guy is a bit more dominant/predatory with a more innocent younger guy, or with a more seductive younger character with a guilty/reluctant but can’t resist older guy. Favorite pairings include: Harry/Sirius, Draco/Severus, Draco/Albus Severus or James Sirius, & Charlie/Teddy [The only Cross Gen pairing that really comes to mind as a no-go is Harry/Scorpius]
Any pairing that shows up on any of my recs lists: A few favorites are James Sirius/Albus Severus, James/Sirius, Harry/Ron, Albus/Gellert, & Charlie/Draco
Secondary Pairings: When it comes to secondary pairings, I generally prefer canon couples. I'm actually much pickier about my secondary pairings that I am about the primary pairings I read, especially for Harry. If he isn't in the main pairing, I really only want to see him with Draco (provided Draco isn't in the main pairing either) or Ginny.


[Squicks]Squicks:

Infidelity (especially between Harry/Draco, I'm more okay with them cheating on their wives to be together, but still not my favorite of things)
Major Character Death (this is a pretty hard no)
Child death (miscarriages, fics where a child has died, or fics dealing with the aftermath of child death)
Rape/non-con (especially between Harry and Draco)
Unhappy endings (though ambiguous is generally okay, especially if hopeful)
Harry with any woman other than Ginny (mentioned in passing/in the past is okay, but not as a large part of a fic or a main pairing, even a secondary pairing)
Harry/Scorpius or James Sirius/Scorpius (pretty much my two main NOTPs)


[Dislikes]Things I would rather not read:

Mpreg (doesn't usually grab me--I'm pretty particular--but I prefer preg!Harry)
Heavy angst (I don't find suffering/angst to be at all cathartic)
Polyamory (just more of a pairings person, also not a huge fan of threesomes w/ my OTP generally speaking)
Breakup!Fic (for some reason this trope just depresses me)
Kid!Fic (not generally a fan of kid-centric H/D fic or overly cute children)
Character bashing (especially Ron and Hermione bashing)
Wand Insertion (IDK what to call this one , but please don't stick wands up any orifices...)
Genderplay (fics that focus on gender/gender identity tend to be more complicated for me due to personal reasons, so if you're writing a fic for me, I'd probably recommend you avoid it unless you know me really well. I'm also not generally a fan of fics that feature either Harry or Draco as a cis girl.)
Draco with long hair (this one's a bit silly, I know)
2nd person POV (generally speaking. I've read a few I've enjoyed, but it's a harder sell)
Sexual Terms (a few specifics: not crazy about men calling each other their "bitch" in a sexual context, please don't refer to assholes as a man's pussy/cunt, please don't use the spelling cum)
Fics without sex (this one is more "in general")
• This last one is pretty Harry specific, but I really prefer when Harry has never been involved with or at least never been in love with another man, and, to a lesser extent any women other than Ginny. I don't know why, but Harry being in love with somebody other than Draco makes me feel kind of gross. Except for Ginny. I can handle him just fine with Ginny. Not as bothered by it in Draco's case.

Tropes that aren’t my favorite:

• amnesia!fic
• rentboy!fic
• big gay hogwarts
• down and out!draco
• de-aging
• match-making
• time travel

• body swap


[Likes]General likes:

• Witty dialogue and banter
• Getting-together fics
• PWP, long!fic, short!fic, plotty!fic (ALL THE FIC)
• UST (especially when eventually resolved)
• 8th year Hogwarts, Immediately Post-War, and Post-Hogwarts are my favorites. I prefer the boys somewhat younger, early-mid 20's
• I enjoy Epilogue Compliant as well, but the others are my preferred Eras
• Pining
• Tattoos and scars
• Glasses!Draco
• Leather Jacket!Harry (+ Sirius’ motorcycle...)
• Acknowledgment of Harry’s crappy childhood, how that affects him in life
• Draco being a little bit taller, Harry being a bit more muscular
• Wearing each other's clothing
• Clever/Bookish/Brainy Draco
• Competent/Intelligent Harry
• Unusual jobs when done believably
• I have a thing for wrists and throats, characters being drawn to them, wrists being pinned to a surface, hands splayed possessively over a throat, exposed necks and collarbones...
• Draco having a support system in his Slytherin friends. I really prefer when they are a bit suspicious/mistrusting of Harry & co. Not hostile, but I don't love when Draco's "people" seem to be better friends with Harry than with Draco.
• I love Ron and Hermione, together and separately. If not together, I prefer straight!Ron and I really love lesbian!Hermione or don’t-need-no-man!Hermione (lesbian!Ginny is also great)

Favorite Tropes:

Creature!Fic: Veela, Werewolves, Vampires, bring it on! Slight preference for Creature!Draco
Forced proximity: Confined spaces, shared bed, forced to work/room together
Bonding!fic: Forced, accidental, physical, mental, it's all good!
Sex for ~reasons~: Sex magic, sex compulsion, fuck or die, sex pollen
Quidditch!fic: With all the sexy uniforms, rivalries, and locker room/shower!sex

Technical Things:

3rd person POV is my preferred tense (I also like 1st person, but it can be a bit more hit or miss for me, 2nd person is my least favorite but, again, I've read some brilliant ones)
Past and Present Tense are equally wonderful
Linear timelines (I like non-linear when it's relatively straightforward. I don't enjoy feeling confused about when things are happening; I'm too much of a control freak)

Things I adore (mostly in smut):

• DIRTY TALK
• BDSM: D/s dynamics, spanking, paddling, blindfolds, handcuffs, collars, ropes, restraints, kneeling, orgasm denial
• Blow jobs, especially on knees. Also love a good face-fucking (in fic)
• Intercrural and intergluteal sex
• Arse play, rimming, fingering, especially after having sex or when slightly sore (from previously having sex)
• Biting/Marking
• Rough or angry sex
• Sleepy sex and somnophilia
• Tender and intense sex
• Sex in places that aren’t the bed (Shower sex, wall sex, table sex, desk sex...)
• a/b/o dynamics, including, but not limited to: knotting, heat cycles, claiming, mates, etc.
• Power play. Inequality (in the bedroom).
• Age disparity. Cross gen.
• Professor/student, boss/employee, other power play scenarios
• Basically I just really have a thing for scenarios where the characters shouldn't be having sex/want to have sex.
• Dub con. I really adore dub con. Especially when the one getting it ends up really desperate for it.
• Praise!kink and to some extent daddy!kink (I really don’t like daddy kink for H/D at all though, and I prefer a lighter hand when used in general)
• Uniforms: boots, leather, buttons, buckles, gloves
• Thin nightshirts
• Partially clothed sex
• Cross-dressing is hit-or-miss for me, but for some reason I love a bit of panty!kink

• First times. Inexperience. Clumsiness. Innocence. Awkwardness. Nervousness. Either both partners are nervous or one being more composed and experienced. (if it's H/D, I generally prefer Draco to be the more experienced one).


[Sex Roles]Topping/Bottoming:

• When it comes to H/D I don’t mind who does what, and my preference is for switching, either explicitly shown or implied. That being said, I do adore top!Draco, if I had to pick just one. When it comes to Cross Gen, I tend to prefer the older character topping.

BDSM roles:

I tend to enjoy stories with Draco as the Dom. I believe Draco's vulnerabilities and disenfranchisement after the War would make him naturally want to take the dominating role. Likewise, I see Harry finding great relief and satisfaction in letting go as a sub. I have a really difficult time buying Harry as a Dom lately, for a plethora of reasons, so if that's what you prefer to write, it's probably best to stay away from BDSM-type things for me. :) [italicized part belongs to birdsofshore because I could not have put it any better]
HP: Slytherin

Fanfic Masterlist

PLEASE NOTE: As of December 2016 this page is no longer being updated. I cross-post everything to AO3, and it doesn't really make sense for me to continuously update this page, when AO3 functions perfectly well as an archive of my work.

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gracerene

July Writing Wrap-Up + August Goals

GOALS

July Word Count Goal: 25,116 / 25,000

2021 Total Word Count Goal: 115,474 / 150,000

2021 Total Writing Days Goal: 145 / 220

I hit my goal! To be fair, I definitely didn't write all of those words, as 10k of that is on my collab fic and there's no easy way to determine how many words my collab partner and I each individually wrote so I just count the overall progress. But I'm more than okay with that, and generally pleased with my overall progress, especially since I lost about a week at the end of the month due to feeling like crap.Collapse ) This entry was originally posted here on Dreamwidth. Please comment there using OpenID
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Wednesday Words

Pretty solid week despite having period cramps from hell and just not feeling great overall. I actually have a friend staying with me right now for the next few days, so IDK what my writing output will be like, but I'm not gonna be too pressed if it's low!

Weekly Word Count (7/21-7/27) = 4,953

What I Worked On:
  • A Relationship Unravels - HP: wrote one scene.

  • Vampire!Wincest: wrote 1 scene and started another.

  • Monster Daddy Sam Collab: continued writing! It's hard to really track progress on this because of the way we're collabing, but we're getting into the groove and I'm happy with how it's developing!

  • Unwanted Wincest Bunny: went through final edits and posted! You can read it here.

  • Wincest Panty!Kink: outlined and started drafting! Wanted to work on a PWP in between my two longer ideas and a friend prompted me panty!kink, which I didn't have any ideas for... until I did!

Next Week's Goals
  • A Relationship Unravels - HP: write one scene.

  • Vampire!Wincest: finish current scene.

  • Monster Daddy Sam Collab: try to get in one writing session?
  • Wincest Panty!Kink: possibly continue drafting.
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HP: Ravenclaw/Books

What I'm Reading

What did you recently finish reading?

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk
Most recent non-fiction read. Interesting and intense--probably my fault but I really wasn't prepared for how explicit and graphic the descriptions of people's traumas would be and I'm a little shocked there's no trigger warning in the book...

A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking by T. Kingfisher
Delightful YA/middlegrade fantasy. Loved the magical concept here!

Summer Kisses (Kiss Me #2) by Charlie Novak
MM romance read. The author has a lot of potential but their executions continue to not quite hit the mark for me.

What are you currently reading?

High on the Hog by Jessica B. Harris
Current non-fiction read.

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Current read in my Around the World Reading Challenge for Russia. I'm doing a buddy read with one of my best friends as this book has also been on her TBR since high school, LOL.

Hurricane Child by Kacen Callender
Current audiobook listen as part of my Around the World Reading Challenge forthe Virgin Islands.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Lacuna by N.R. Walker
Next MM romance read. Walker just came out with a new book so I'd like to read this one so I can clear a space for the new book on my KU. TBH, IDK if I'll get to this one but we'll see!

Resilience (Chronicles of Alsea #7) by Fletcher DeLancey
Time for my monthly Alsea read!

Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism by Amanda Montell
Next non-fiction read.

The Fury and Cries of Women by Angele Rawiri
Next read for my Around the World Reading Challenge for Gabon. This entry was originally posted here on Dreamwidth. Please comment there using OpenID
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Wincest Fic: the sun still burns the shadows out (Explicit)

Title: the sun still burns the shadows out
Author: gracerene
Fandom: Supernatural
Pairing(s): Dean/Sam, brief Soulless!Sam/OCs
Rating: Explicit
Word Count: ~10,500
Content/Warnings: season 6 & season 7, brief soulless!Sam, accidental voyeurism, feelings realization, blow jobs, anal fingering, first time, dirty talk
Summary: Dean's shaken by the secrets Sam reveals about himself while soulless, but Robo Sam was an asshole and a liar, right? There's no way he was telling the truth. None at all.
Author's Notes: The fic starts early season 6 and ends sometime early-mid season 7.

Title is from the song "I Don't Need a Soul" by Reliant K because I couldn't help myself.

Thanks, as always, to my partner in Wincest squee, [personal profile] shiftylinguini, for the beta! <3

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Wednesday Words

Not a bad week! Had another zero word day, and a couple of other lower word-count days, but they were balanced out by some more prolific days so it all worked out in the end. Still very much enjoying the things I am writing which is just... really nice.

Weekly Word Count (7/14-7/20) = 7,010

What I Worked On:
  • A Relationship Unravels - HP: wrote one scene.

  • Vampire!Wincest: finished a partially written scene, and finished another.

  • Monster Daddy Sam Collab: possibly finished writing a scene? Got to a good stopping point but could also expand, so TBD...

  • Unwanted Wincest Bunny: went through beta comments, did final read-through, and prepped for posting!

  • Sastiel Fic Sequel: wrote a snippet of conversation that wouldn't leave me alone. This is a possible sequel to my Sastiel fic, though would either be gen or Wincest, I haven't actually decided LOL.

Next Week's Goals
  • A Relationship Unravels - HP: write one scene.

  • Unwanted Wincest Bunny: post!

  • Vampire!Wincest: wite two scenes.

  • Prison Break!Wincest: send to beta.

  • Monster Daddy Sam Collab: my partner & I had an idea that would possibly change our outline quite a bit so I'd like to decide one way or the other, since it'll hold up our writing until we do. And then I'd like to at least start writing another scene.
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HP: Ravenclaw/Books

What I'm Reading

What did you recently finish reading?

The Menopause Manifesto: Own Your Health with Facts and Feminism by Jennifer Gunter
Informative, but I didn't enjoy it as much as The Vagina Bible. Possibly because this was a little less relevant to me at my particular age, but this felt a bit more dense/academic/dry to me.

I Have Crossed an Ocean: Selected Poems by Grace Nichols
A book of poetry I read for my Around the World Reading Challenge for Guyana, and it was really excellent! It had selections of poems from her various published poetry books and I'm definitely interested in reading more.

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
I thought the writing here was fabulous and I was really quite into the story until about 2/3 in when the ~spoiler~ happens. After that things sort of lost steam for me but I'm glad to have read this one!

In This Our Life by Ellen Glasgow
Pulitzer Prize Winner read that was really not my favorite. Took me about twice as long to read this one as I had planned, which is never a good sign.

What are you currently reading?

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk
Current non-fiction read.

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Current read in my Around the World Reading Challenge for Russia. I'm doing a buddy read with one of my best friends as this book has also been on her TBR since high school, LOL.

What do you think you’ll read next?

High on the Hog by Jessica B. Harris
Next non-fiction read

Lacuna by N.R. Walker
Next MM romance read. Walker just came out with a new book so I'd like to read this one so I can clear a space for the new book on my KU. TBH, IDK if I'll get to this one but we'll see!

Resilience (Chronicles of Alsea #7) by Fletcher DeLancey
Time for my monthly Alsea read! This entry was originally posted here on Dreamwidth. Please comment there using OpenID
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Wednesday Words

Not a bad week. Hit my first zero-WC day of the month which I'm a little annoyed at because I was on a streak! But I spent the day at the lake with my sister and it was great and by the time I got home I was too sun-drained to focus on writing. Honestly this whole past week was pretty active for me in terms of work and RL activities, and I think I generally managed to balance writing with all of that the best I could!

Weekly Word Count (7/7-7/13) = 4,513

What I Worked On:
  • A Relationship Unravels - HP: outlined a placeholder scene & wrote one scene.

  • Vampire!Wincest: finished a partially written scene, wrote a scene, and got about halfway through writing another.

  • Monster Daddy Sam Collab: *almost* finished drafting the first scene and began writing the next.


Next Week's Goals
  • Unwanted Wincest Bunny: go through beta comments, do final read-through, and prep for posting!

  • A Relationship Unravels - HP: write one scene.

  • Vampire!Wincest: finish current scene scene and write the next.

  • Prison Break!Wincest: send to beta.

  • Monster Daddy Sam Collab: finish first scene and continue writing the next.
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