Challenge #13: In your own space, create a fanwork.
I would love to participate in this challenge, but I legitimately do not have the time nor headspace to create something at the moment. BUT, what I do have are a handful of non-HP multi-fandom recs that I've been meaning to post, and I figure creating a reclist is definitely a fanwork of a type, so here are some random recs!
Title: Under God
Pairings: Steve/Tony, minor Tony/OMCs
Word Count: 40,185
Content/Warnings: homophobia, internalized homophobia, rimming, first time, light D/s dynamics, dirty talk, bottom!steve
Summary: Nobody was ever going to know. Steve would be a good husband, a good father, and he’d never give in to sin and touch another man.
But Steve makes two mistakes, one after the other: he leaves two words out of the Pledge of Allegiance, and he doesn’t notice a camera flash among the strobe lights of a dark club, because he’s dancing with his clumsy hands on Tony’s hips.
Gorgeously characterized fic more or less in the Ultimates verse (though extensive knowledge of that 'verse isn't necessary) with Steve really struggling with his sexuality in a world that's not particularly accepting. There's definitely some realistic and not always pretty themes here, but the writing is lovely, the characters are wonderful, and the connection between Steve and Tony is fabulous. Super hot smut, and a lovely, hopeful ending.
Title: Tidal Pull
Pairings: Steve/Tony, background Bucky/Natasha
Word Count: 97,672
Content/Warnings: AU: Historical, AU: No Powers, creature!fic, tentacle!sex, bottom!steve, first time, identity!porn
Summary: After the American Civil War, Union soldier Steve Rogers takes a chance on an opportunity to sail with the Stark Trading Company down in the Caribbean. During a terrible storm, his ship is lost. To his surprise, he survives, and ends up stranded on an island that isn't quite as deserted as he first thinks.
Or, a reverse Little Mermaid tale where Steve has to fall for the fish-man.
Super fabulous AU with a lovely build between Steve and Tony, some wonderful feels, and super hot tentacle!porn. :D
Title: Tropic of Mercury
Word Count: 23,835
Notes pre-canon, pseudo-incest, first time, bottom!thor, accidental bonding!fic, telepathy, tentacle!sex, light bondage
Summary: Thor freezes once more, assessing his next move, but then— a strange sensation washes over his whole body and he suddenly feels faint. Drops heavy to his knees, sweating hot and cold as his insides seem to rearrange themselves, and oh, what in Bor’s blood is going on—
Hush, Thor, it’s alright. It’s just me.
It’s only then that Thor realizes he’s been making a strained, high-pitched noise in the back of his throat.
Wonderful fic with Loki getting accidentally turned into an amorphous blob and needing to rely on Thor's body to sustain himself. And, of course, feelings (and smut!) happen. :D
Title: The Burned Pages
Word Count: 14,229
Content/Warnings: forced proximity, massage!fic, rimming, bottom!harry, mild dub-con
Summary: Think you’re having a bad day? Trust me, you’re not. Find yourself abducted and magically handcuffed to Johnny Marcone, then you’re having a bad day.
Suuper hot fic with Marcone and Harry handcuffed together, and sexy times inevitably ensuing. Lovely characterizations.
Title: On Display
Word Count: 4,053
Content/Warnings: AU: No Supernatural, established relationship, camboy!dean, bottom!dean, praise!kink, D/s, dom!castiel, sub!dean, spanking, sex toys, panty!kink, exhibitionism
Summary: “I’ve invited a special guest for today,” Dean tells his viewers, glancing away from the camera as the bed dips beside him. Cas is all easy confidence as he settles onto the mattress next to Dean, and they share a quick smile before Dean turns his attention back to the viewers. “This is my boyfriend. For all of you who’ve wanted to see me get fucked by something other than my varied collection of toys…” He winks teasingly and pitches his voice a little deeper—teasing, sultry. “Today’s your lucky day.”
Pretty much just a suuuuper hot PWP with Dean and Castiel getting sexy and kinky on camera for a very appreciative audience. ;)
Title: An Unearthly Season
Word Count: 77,488
Content/Warnings: AU: Fantasy, AU: Royalty, king!dean, king!castiel, arranged marriage, bottom!dean, implied switching, deancasbigbang 2019
Summary: The kingdoms of Calorna and Hiemere have been at war for centuries. Dean and Castiel, princes of those embattled lands, have never known peace, but when they inherit their respective crowns following a devastating battle, it suddenly lies within their grasp. The best way to ensure that peace is a formal alliance-- in this case, a marriage between the two newly-crowned kings.
Though their union begins as a political arrangement, it soon deepens into something more. There is only one problem: some strange incompatibility means that they cannot touch without causing each other intense pain. As they struggle to adjust to the realities of their new situation, it becomes clear that peace is not the only consequence of their alliance. Long dormant powers are stirring, and if Dean and Castiel can hold fast to one another, their love may remake the world as they know it.
Really fascinating fantasy/royalty AU with Dean and Castiel entering into an arranged marriage to end the war between their countries, and falling for each other along the way. Gorgeous tension and build between them, and an engaging and well-paced plot!
Pairing: Castiel/Dean, background Sam/Jess
Word Count: 78,329
Content/Warnings: AU: No Supernatural, professor!castiel, artist!castiel, mechanic!dean, past relationship, semi-public!sex, rimming, face-fucking, dirty talk, phone!sex, outdoor!sex, bath!sex, bottom!dean, deancasbigbang 2019
Summary: Ten years after his best friend moves away, Dean's struggling with his life. He ends up finding a job in LA where Cas moved to so many years ago, and because he's desperate, he looks him up. Dean and Cas get in touch again, but Dean's not so sure he fits into Cas' life anymore, as much as he wants to.
Super fabulous AU with Dean and Castiel as HS best friends/fuck buddies who've grown apart and reconnect ten years later. Lovely characterizations and the sex was suuuuper hot!
Title: The Meaning on My Skin
Word Count: 82,787
Content/Warnings: AU: No Supernatural, AU: BDSM, tattoo artist!dean, tattoos, D/s dynamics, dom!Castiel, sub!Dean, first time, praise!kink, bottom!dean, collars, handfeeding
Summary: Castiel Novak never wanted to be a Dominant. Living with the mark on his skin that designates him as one has haunted him every day of his life, and he goes to great lengths to avoid the part of his biology that he hates. When he makes the decision to get a tattoo with the intent of hiding his mark away, he meets Dean Winchester: tattoo artist and confident submissive.
Dean turns Castiel’s world upside down and subverts every expectation Castiel ever had about himself and his designation. Will Dean be able to teach him how to be comfortable in his own skin?
Really lovely BDSM AU with Castiel fighting his Dominant nature and Dean offering to help him work through it. The characterizations and connection between Dean and Castiel here was really lovely, and the whole thing was super engaging!
Title: Don't Forget To Breathe Tonight
Pairings: Sam/Dean, Dean/Bela, Dean/OFC
Word Count: ~ 15,600
Content/Warnings: curses, fuck or die, switching, bottom!dean, bottom!sam, light dub-con
Summary: Dean's cursed and only Sam's touch can cure him, but will it ruin their relationship forever?
Fabulous fic with Dean getting cursed and Sam being the only one can help. Wonderful characterizations, and super hot sex!
Title: Old Country
Rating: Explicit (I actually think this is more Mature)
Word Count: 40,639
Content/Warnings: AU: Crossover, Harry Potter Crossover, sibling incest, implied switching
Summary: Sam and Dean go to Hogwarts. (spoilers for All Hell Breaks Loose, Deathly Hallows)
Really awesome Harry Potter/Supernatural crossover! It was fun to see little glimpes of the HP characters, and seeing Dean and Sam figure out Hogwarts and the magical world was super interesting!
Title: The Last Outpost of All That Is
Word Count: 59,037
Content/Warnings: AU: Apocalypse, sibling incest, first time, bottom!sam
Summary: The world is over, and it’s a Winchester’s lot in life to cope with anything – no matter what.
Gorgeously written and slightly haunted Apocalypse fic with everybody in the world disappearing and Dean and Sam dealing with the aftermath. Loved their relationship here and the whole thing was so fascinating.
Title: Open Air
Word Count: 4,815
Content/Warnings: AU: No Supernatural, tent!sex, enemies to lovers, bottom!dean
Summary: Dean's first tree planting trip is sort of a dud until, ironically, he trips over a root and sprains his ankle.
Super freaking hot AU with Dean and Benny getting off to a bit of a rocky start but then finding some common ground that leads to crazy hot sex!</a>
Challenge #14: Share your love for a trope, cliché, kink, motif, or theme. (Or a few!) What makes it particularly appealing for you? What do you like in fanworks featuring that trope?
Your girl LOVES a trope, let me tell you, and I could honestly wax poetic about any number of tropes, but one of my absolutely favorite ~category~ of tropes, if you will, is forced proximity.
I love this one because it has so much sub-tropes that fall within its larger umbrella (bonding!fic, shared bed, forced/arranged marriage, working together, roommates, cuddling for warmth, trapped on an island, etc.) but basically I just love when two characters are smushed together (generally not entirely happily or voluntarily) and then FEELINGS HAPPEN. I'm not a fan of every single sub-trope for all of my pairings or fandoms (for example, though I loved forced/arranged marriage fics, I don't like them at all for Harry/Draco) which I why I tend to say more generally that I loved forced proximity because there is always at least one sub-trope within that category that I love for any given pairing.
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