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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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A Couple of Draco/Harry Recs

I've not been reading a ton of HP, but I've been making a point to try and read at least one Drarry fic a week from my massive TBR list in an effort to clear out some of the fics that have been sitting there for years. Generally, for a fic to get onto this list, it means there's a high likelihood that I think I'll enjoy it enough to rec it, and though there have been a few that wasn't the case for, there were definitely several winners!

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March Writing Wrap-Up + April Goals

GOALS

March Word Count Goal: 5,020 / 10,000

2020 Total Word Count Goal: 14,162 / 150,000

2020 Total Writing Days Goal: 30 / 240

Well. That could have gone better. It also could have gone worse, and I'm grateful I  at least managed more words than I got last month, so that's something at least...Collapse )

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Jared/Jensen RPF Fic Recs

In continuing down my Supernatural!Fic rabbit hole, it was inevitable that I venture into RPF yes?

CLICK HERE to get to other Supernatural Fic Recs.

In the Notes section of each entry I have different tags, so if you are looking for something specific (like "bottom!jensen" for example) just ctrl+f and enter your tag and it should highlight the relevant entries!in

♥ = favorite

updated March 30, 2020

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What I'm Reading

Figured I might try and post this weekly, since basically all I'm good for these days is eating and reading. *sigh* This is actually a condensed list, as I'm reading more than a book a day on average...

What did you recently finish reading?

Trials of Fear Series Books 3 & 3.5 by Nicki James
MM romance series that focuses on a different phobia in each book. Started off a bit rocky but I really enjoyed these two books.

Muscling Through by J.L. Merrow
Really charming shorter MM romance with a very strong and distinct voice for the narrator.

Notable Fanfic Reads:
-On the Dodge by [archiveofourown.org profile] candle_beck (Supernatural, Wincest)
-The Parts of Our Sum by [archiveofourown.org profile] scaramouche (Supernatural, Destiel)
-When You Kiss Me (What A Lovely Way To Burn) by [archiveofourown.org profile] femmequixotic (Harry Potter, Drarry)

What are you currently reading?

Thick: And Other Essays by Tressie McMillan Cottom
Super interesting collection of essays on race, gender, capitalism and more!

Counting Series by Kelly Jensen
MM romance series of short stories. The first was offered as part of a free promotion and the rest are available on KU, and since they're short reads, I've been reading this one in between longer books for something quick and smutty. Not blowing me away, but decent.

What do you think you’ll read next

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
Just got this one from the library. I read this author's debut novel years ago and remember realy enjoying it, so I figured I'd give their newest release a read.

Counter Culture by J.L. Merrow
Need to read this before I have to return to the library...

Fanfic:
-Vita Mutatur, Non Tollitur. by [archiveofourown.org profile] justley (Harry Potter, Drarry)
-Now We Are Come To Our Kingdom by [archiveofourown.org profile] cormallen (Supernatural, Wincest)
-Isn't He a Doll? by [archiveofourown.org profile] anyothergirl415 (Supernatural RPF, J2)

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HP Goldenage Fic: For Old Time's Sake (Albus/James/Teddy, Explicit)

Reveals are up for this year's Salt & Pepper fest over at [community profile] hp_goldenage so it's time for me to claim my contribution! To absolutely nobody's surprise, mine with the smutty Albus/James/Teddy threesome fic, LOL.

Title: For Old Time's Sake
Author: [personal profile] gracerene
Pairings: James Sirius/Teddy, Albus Severus/James Sirius/Teddy, mention of Albus/OCs
Rating: Explicit
Word Count: ~6,000
Content/Warning(s): established James/Teddy, aromantic Albus, past sexual relationship, monogamish relationship, threesomes, spit-roasting, blow jobs, anal fingering, anal sex, bottom James, endearments, casual sex, talk of double penetration, talk of past injury & illness
Summary: Hey, remember when we used to…? How about once more, for old time's sake?
Author's Note: This prompt immediately jumped out at me and I knew I had to write it! Thank you so much to the prompter for the inspiring scenario, I hope I hit the sexy/hot/awesome tone you were looking for. :D Additional thanks to my brilliant beta, [personal profile] nerdherderette, for their helpful feedback, and to the mods for continuing to run this wonderful fest!

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What I'm Reading

Like a lot of people, I'm doing a lot of reading right now. It's actually been great to see a lot of authors offering their books for free or heavily discounted in an effort to give people access to reading materials while we're all hunkered down! I've seen a couple of people doing this, so thought it would be fun to throw in my current and planned reading!

What did you recently finish reading?

The Dichotomy of Angels by N.R. Walker
Wasn't overly impressed with this one, TBH. I generally enjoy this author, but they can definitely have some misses for me--they started writing fanfic, and I do think you can tell, not always in a good way. Generally speaking, whenever this author ventures out of regular old modern human romance and tries something in the sci-fi/fantasy/supernatural/historical space, I'm not a fan.

What are you currently reading?

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates
I try and read 10% of a non-fiction book every day, and this is my current read. I'm actually really, really enjoying it a lot.

March by Geraldine Brooks
I'm currently working my way through reading all of the Pulitzer Prize Winners with a goal of reading one a month, so this is my reading for March (thought it was appropriate, LOL). It's a transformative work of Little Women from the perspective of their father who was absent during the novel fighting in the civil war. About a quarter of the way through and it's decently enjoyable so far.

Lots of Fanfic!
Mostly reading a ton in the Supernatural fandom, primarily Wincest and J2.

What do you think you’ll read next

Throwing Hearts by N.R. Walker
The last several books I've read by this author have been duds, so I'm really hoping this one will be a winner!

Counter Culture by J.L. Merrow
Just got this one in from the library (ebook) and I generally enjoy this author so I'm hoping it's good!

More fanfic!
One of my isolation "keep busy" tasks was to go through all of the fics on my Marked for Later page on AO3. I made a spreadsheet (because of course I did), cleaned out fics I really don't plan on reading, added new fics that I'd been saving in my email inbox instead of AO3, and made a plan to start actually working through them. Right now, my goal is to read one HP and one non-HP fic from the list every week.

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