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21 January 2014 @ 01:00 pm
Teen Wolf Big Bang 2013 Recs  
I have always thought big bangs were kind of an awesome idea. You get a nice long fic, and some gorgeous art to go along with it? Yes, please! But, surprisingly, I actually haven't had a ton of luck with big bangs. Nothing to do with quality, but the fic summaries just rarely appealed to me. It's weird.

So, that being said, teenwolf_bb finished posting for their 2013 Big Bang a few weeks ago and it was freaking awesome! The fics were long and varied and the art was so fun and lovely. There were Human AU's and T.V. fusions and canon complaint and just so many different wonderful things!

This was a multi-pairing fest and though I do dabble in teen wolf rare pairs, when it comes to longer fics, it's Sterek all the way for me, so the recs below are all Stiles/Derek. But if you are interested in other pairings or you want to look through the other Sterek fics from the fest, be sure to check out the comm! I was going to wait for a masterlist to put this up, but it's been a few weeks and I want to post this before I forget. :)

Title: Happy Somewhere Else
Author: twisting_vine_x | favicon twisting_vine_x
Artist: cruixe_chan
Pairing(s): Stiles/Derek, Lydia/Aiden, Danny/Ethan, implied Allison/Isaac
Rating: R
Word Count: 16,322
Notes: teen wolf big bang 2013
Summary: When Derek and Cora leave town, Stiles figures out pretty quickly that there’s a stupid Derek-shaped hole inside his chest, right next to that damn darkness around his heart that Deaton had warned them about. Then, Derek invites him to the Atlantic Ocean, where a certain couple of werewolves have made their new home, and Stiles slowly comes to the impossible realization that his definitely-more-than-just-a-crush might not be completely unrequited, after all.
Love the way the darkness around Stiles' hearts is handled in this and I can totally see Derek finally finding a gorgeous place to live and be happy. Not really any smut in this one, but a super lovely fic.

Title: Missed Deadlines
Author: aerowyn | favicon aerowyn
Artist: mithborien | favicon mithborien
Pairing(s): Stiles/Derek, Lydia/Scot, Stiles/Ethan, Matt/Danny, implied past Derek/Kate
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 16,879
Notes: AU: Human, author!stiles, bottom!derek, teen wolf big bang 2013
Summary: Stiles never imagined he’d be 21 and have a three book deal with a decently respected science fiction publisher. He's been trying to find a way to balance writing the second book in the series with finishing his junior year of college. He was doing pretty well, if he did say so himself.
Enter Derek Hale, new junior agent at the Hale and Argent Agency. He’s the brooding, grumpy, extremely sexy literary agent who has been given Stiles’ option because he’s been late on a few deadlines.
Ok, maybe more than just a few...
Funa an believable Human AU. Derek and Stiles are so perfect as a writer and literary agent and their connection is great. And an interesting take on side pairings.

Title: This is Not a Drill
Author: akadougal | favicon dedougal
Artist: water_singer | favicon Amaradex
Pairing(s): Stiles/Derek
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 18,348
Warnings: established relationship, rimming, werewolf!sheriff
Summary: Stiles doesn't expect his dad to walk out of the burning building but when he does - and when he heals before their eyes - it turns out his dad had more contact with the rogue alpha they were hunting than anyone had expected. Now Stiles has to deal with his dad having super senses and being able to sniff out any of the trouble he's been hiding. And any of the other trouble he's been getting into with Derek.
Love werewolf!Sheriff, and so funny the concept of heightened hearing and smell as a parent, especially if your kid is trying to hide a relationship from you! And the sex was so so so hot, and I adored the relationship between Stiles and Derek.

Title: Punch Drunk on Somebody's Joke
Author: arglikeapirate | favicon Basilect
Artist: kurayamiuthmar
Pairing(s): Stiles/Derek, Scott/Allison, Laura/Isaac
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 19,143
Warnings: AU: omega!verse, omega!stiles, lawyer!stiles, laura lives, heat cycles
Summary: A story about learning to get out of your own way.
A don't-take-no-shit omega!stiles who isn't great at relationships and a good-guy alpha!derek. Love the dynamics and the development of their feelings and relationship.

Title: Service Weapon (Sequel to Cherry Bomb)
Author: the_deep_magic | favicon the_deep_magic
Artist: maichan [link to art]
Pairing(s): Stiles/Derek
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 22,580
Warnings: AU, established relationship, cop!derek, cop!stiles, laura lives, switching, rimming
Summary: It is 100% against Beacon Hills Sheriff’s Office policy to allow two officers engaged in a romantic relationship to be partners. It is also 100% accurate that no one else on the force can last more than three days in a car with Stiles without begging for either a ball gag or the sweet release of death.
You don't have to read the first fic to understand this one, but I seriously recommend it. In this AU verse, Stiles' mom is alive and the Sheriff was killed in the line of duty. In the first one, Stiles' turns into a bit of a delinquent because of it, and Deputy Derek saves him from himself. In the sequel they are cop partners dealing with their relationship and the Kate of it all. Super freaking hot and their relationship is lovely.

Title: Spend a Lifetime
Author: memesock | favicon PercyByssheShelley
Artist: le_prince_lutin
Pairing(s): Stiles/Derek, Scott/Allison, Lydia/Jackson, Danny/Jackson, past Derek/Kate
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 23,947
Warnings: AU, laura lives, first time
Summary: An alternate universe where Peter's attack on Laura in the preserve ended in his death instead of hers. Concerned about Derek's reclusive and aimless life following their return to Beacon Hills, Laura gives him a trip to Europe as a birthday present. While Derek insists that he's not Julia Roberts in Eat, Pray, Love, he does find himself drawn to another tourist, Stiles, who he keeps crossing paths with again and again. Derek is willing to write this off as a coincidence, or even luck finally being in his favor, until he realizes that one of Stiles' travelling companions is an Argent.
Super interesting and fun AU with different European locales and Derk and Stiles continuously running into each other. Their relationship development is perfect and all the side characters are so well done!

Title: History, Like Gravity
Author: cutloosemcgoose | favicon cutloosemcgoose
Artist: lamboyster | favicon acuisle
Pairing(s): Stiles/Derek, Erica/OMC, Scott/Allison, Cora/Issac, implied Boyd/OFC, past Derek/Jennifer
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 26,691
Notes: AU: Fusion, Sabrina movie fusion, fake/pretend relationship, teen wolf big bang 2013
Summary: If Derek’s life were a romantic comedy—which it’s really, really not, what with all the murder, mayhem, and supernatural elements—it would inevitably feature the moment when Erica brings Stiles home and he and sees, for the first time ever, not a gawky, uncoordinated teenager with a penchant for graphic tees and plaid, but a young man, taller than Derek now, with broad shoulders and large, capable hands that finally match the rest of him. Stiles would be walking down a staircase in slow-motion and Derek would feel the world tilt on its axis while his entire perspective on life underwent a paradigm shift. Stiles would be looking at something or someone else, and he’d laugh before his gaze shifted back to Derek and when their eyes met, it would feel like being struck by lightning. Like getting hit by the thunderbolt.
Erica is getting married to a beta from another pack, and when Stiles comes back home from college, Derek thinks he and Erica are in love, and decides to date Stiles to keep him away from Erica and perverse the wedding and alliance. Of course, it's not much of a hardship, considering he has been in love with him for years. Derek in this is perfect and there are some ridiculously hot sexy times, plus, the angst in this is totally manageable! I also really enjoyed Erica and Boyd being with other people. I love them together in fics, but sometimes it's a bit much having everybody conveniently paired up with another person in the pack.

Title: Where Worlds Collide (And Days Are Dark)
Author: veritas_st | favicon veritas_st
Artist: tarlanx | favicon Tarlan
Pairing(s): Stiles/Derek, Scott/Allison, Sheriff/Melissa, Jackson/Lydia, implied Erica/Boyd
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 28,500
Notes: AU: Apocalypse, AU: Fusion, falling skies fusion, switching, alien invasion, teen wolf big bang 2013
Summary: Stiles still remembers the day the ships came.
Stiles is pretty sure everyone alive that day will remember it, even when they’re old, marbles well and truly lost and thinking that shitting their pants is a really good idea, they will still remember.
But the point is that Stiles can still remember the day. Like it was yesterday. The boom of them breaking the atmosphere, the metallic whirring scream of the Mechs, as he knows them now. The screams of everyone else around him and the frantic beating of his heart as he tried to find his dad among the pulsing crowd of people desperate to escape, to get anywhere other than the battlefield the town of Beacon Hills had become.
This was so freaking good! I have never watched Falling Skies, but you absolutely do not need to have in order to get this fic. I absolutely loved Stiles and Derek's relationship in this, the slow build and not-freaking-out. Just really lovely, and the sex was hot and sweet!

Title: Two Bros in the Know
Author: blue_fjords | favicon blue_fjords
Artist: itschristaleigh
Pairing(s): Stiles/Derek, Scott/Allison, Erica/Boyd, Danny/Ethan, implied Lydia/Laura, past Derek/Kate, past Lydia/Jackson
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 28,904
Notes: AU: Human, switching, teen wolf big bang 2013
Summary: According to their fansite, Two Bros in the Know (or TBK, as they were referred to by those in the know) grew out of an idea Scott had their senior year of high school.
The truth was much less cinematic: Stiles wanted to impress Lydia Martin, and thought being a famous ghost hunter would do the trick. But it wasn't until the summer before their senior year in college, during an epic tour of farmhouses in the Dakotas, that TBK's popularity went through the roof. Thanks, in large part, to their "rivalry" with Natural, the show featuring real-life siblings Derek and Cora Hale, and their mission to debunk all the same kinds of places TBK said were haunted.
This is the story of how the TBK crew met the Hale crew, featuring a golden bromance, pranks, stress baking, pillow forts, an internet meme, homemade moonshine, ghostly apparitions, dramatic rescues, the plot of a Muppet Show special, and of course, true love.
This fic was too funny! Stiles' commentary was hilarious and all the side character were so spot-on and amazing. And the sex was seriously hot!

Title: Pretty Melody
Author: thepsychicclam | favicon thepsychicclam
Artist: mangacrack
Pairing(s): Stiles/Derek
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 30,501
Notes: musician!derek, artist!stiles, bartender!stiles, past major character death, public sex, scenting, teen wolf big bang 2013
Summary: Stiles hasn't seen Derek in six years, so when he shows up at the bar where Stiles works, claiming to be some indie rock star, Stiles can't believe it.
Stiles has even more trouble believing that he and Derek are about to have a one night stand.
First off, the sex in this is really freaking hot. With that out of the way, this fic was really beautifully written. Both Derek and Stiles are a bit damaged and they use their respective artistic mediums to work through everything that has happened to them in the past. I LOVED Stiles as a painter in this and I thought his character was especially well done.

Title: On Building a Family From the Ground Up
Author: itschristaleigh | favicon itschristaleigh
Artist: pariahsdream
Pairing(s): Stiles/Derek, Erica/Boyd, Laura/Lydia
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 38,455
Notes: AU, werewolves exist, laura lives, bottom!derek, lots of talk of switching, sexting, dirty talk, kid!fic, teen wolf big bang 2013
Summary: Erica signs Derek up for an online dating site as a joke. At first, he’s just pissed about it, but then her and Boyd announce they’re getting married and suddenly he really does need a date. Meanwhile, Laura becomes a foster mom, and Derek worries about growing way too attached to kids who are eventually going to be given a new home anyway.
Or, how, five years after the fire, Derek learns to open back up and create his own family from the people who occupy his life now.
Really great AU. Laura is fantastic, the kids are such a wonderful addition, and the relationship between Derek and Stiles is well-paced and hot!

Title: Read Between the Lines
Author: kriari | favicon kriari
Artist: peculiaritea
Pairing(s): Dylan O'Brien/Tyler Hoechlin
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 40,766
Notes: RPF, teen wolf big bang 2013
Summary: After spending five seasons rooted firmly in subtext, Stiles and Derek's relationship has finally taken a critical turn. While Tyler may attempt to blame his recent confusion on simple character bleed, a questionable decision made in the midst of the ensuing media storm leads him to reevaluate what he's always told himself. Namely, that he's not in love with Dylan.
I don't normally read RPF, but I was curious and this fest has been producing so many awesome fics, that I decided to give this one a go. This fic is wonderful, well-written and interesting the way Sterek was woven in with Hobrien. If you at all like RPF/Hobrien, definitely read this!
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cutloosemcgoosecutloosemcgoose on January 21st, 2014 11:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for the rec! I'm really glad that you enjoyed the story and that you took the time to include me in this review. And I'm looking forward to checking out the other stories you wrote about, I didn't read some the first time around and they look great!
Hollyhollys_tree on January 23rd, 2014 03:23 pm (UTC)
I'm in the mood for some Sterek AU fics, so I'm gonna look through this list. Thanks. :)
wicked smut goddessgracerene on January 23rd, 2014 04:14 pm (UTC)
:) I hope you like them!
veritasveritas_st on January 25th, 2014 11:15 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for the Rec!