Finally read Watchmen (check out form the library), I actually enjoyed even though there is parts that I despise. The forward and backwards in time narrative of the Dr. Manhattan with hurts my head. I think I favor and enjoy the film more for the story and the stunning visual. I like the graphic novel for making me think more on some subject matter I'm interested.
Here are more of my October recs. Hover over the link to get any warning(s).
.: Avengers :.
Tomorrow Belongs To Me | valtyr [Steve/Tony, Jane/Thor, Explicit, 87,241 words]
Steve wakes up in the 21st Century. He doesn't think much of it, and it's dubious about him. He meets a Norse God, joins a superhero team, and feels terribly awkward about the whole monument at Arlington he's rendered obsolete by not being dead. Meanwhile, Tony is trying to make his mark on history by being the man who finally drove Nick Fury over the edge.
What a fun ride many great things to enjoy about this story but I love it because it about Steve, I just want to hug him and keep him forever.
Magnetic (or here) | boombangbing [Pepper/Tony, Pepper/Steve, Pepper/Steve/Tony, Clint/Natasha, PG-13, 28,537 words]
Tony and Pepper are in a committed relationship, everyone knows that. Tony still flirts relentlessly with Steve, though, and Steve doesn't know what to make of it. Then he starts having weird feelings about Pepper too, and he really, really doesn't know what to make of that.
Pepper POV is full of brilliance, my favorite fic featuring her.
Honey, I Can See The Stars (or here, or here) | twentysomething [Steve/Tony, NR, 11,701 words]
"The most he'd ever cared about anything remotely related was his uniform, which, beyond the stylistic, was pretty necessary. But now his suit comes from a lab far more advanced than the basement of a Brooklyn antique shop, and the only decision he really gets to make is if his pants are too tight. (They were, but he doesn't really think they changed them. He doesn't know why, but he thinks that might have been on purpose.) That being said, he doesn't know what he's done to deserve the double take Tony gives him as he walks in the room."
Sweet, Tony having a crush on Steve and wooing him, great fic to read if you want some fluff.
.: Dresden Files :.
Crosswind | medie [Dresden/Marcone, PG-13, 50,813 words]
Boy meets girl, girl falls in love with boy, girl is secretly a wizard, girl kills mentor and faces White Council, has boy's baby. Not exactly the stuff of fairytales, but with Harriet Blackstone Copperfield Dresden so few things ever are. Even with the fairy godmother and company in tow.
Harry born as a woman and the author wrote her brilliantly too. Go read it if you always wanted genderswap AU of the Dresden Files.
.: Final Fantasy VII :.
Against Regulations (or here) | chibirisuchan [Zack/Sephiroth, R (Explicit), 11,625 words]
There had been quite an argument about it later, behind closed doors -- nearly as impressive as the one over his uniform, in fact. The compromise reached was that Sephiroth would politely hold whatever they handed him until he was off the stage, and then he would give it to Zack for safekeeping afterwards -- because it was bad publicity for Shinra's most honored general to treat his ribbons as though they were frivolous and demeaning trash, or for someone else to fish them out of the wastebaskets in which he'd deposited their wreckage.
I love that this fic explore Sephiroth and Zack, their friendship and the complications. This fic is great and I wish more people will write more about their friendship and how does it work.
.: Sherlock (BBC) :.
A Ship In Harbor (or here) | impishtubist [Gen (Ensemble), PG, 5,200 words]
Five times Lestrade was there for someone, and one time someone was there for him.
I love everything Imp writes, seriously canon all the way for me.
.: Star Wars :.
Need to Know (or here) | hikarific [Luke/Han/Leia, PG, 1,312 words]
There are some things Luke and Han will always wonder about, but when it comes down to it, do they really need to know?
Great ficlet featuring my beloved OT3 that no one in fandom writes but I glad this exist.
.: Supernatural :.
Close to Broken (or here) | shadowrose81 [Dean/Castiel, Castiel/Meg, NC-17, 34,000 words]
It is 1932. Castiel, the adopted son, serves as the Sant’Angelo crime family’s hitman, a ruthless soldier who kills indiscriminately without questions. It is only when Castiel is contracted to kill Dean Winchester, his childhood obsession, that his world is torn asunder. Suddenly, in the face of the man he once loved, Castiel begins to doubt himself and nothing can prepare him for how quickly everything seems to fall apart.
I love the whole cinematic quality to this fic, totally feels like you watching a gangster film in my opinion.
The Sharp Edge of Earth (or here, or here) | dotfic [Gen with Dean/Castiel UST, R, 29,000 words]
Having sold his soul to save Sam's life, Dean finds himself in Hell at the mercy of the demon Alastair, who is intent on breaking him. But all that Dean was and is, everyone who's had an impact on him, are still a part of Dean, and he won't break easily. As Dean takes refuge in his own mind to escape the torture, angels gather, ordered to undertake an unusual mission: rescue The Righteous Man from Hell. Castiel knows an invasion of Hell will be difficult, but he has no idea how much this mission will demand of him, how wrong the best-laid plans can go – and how much everything is about to change irrevocably. Meanwhile, Dean's defenses and his hope start to fail. He thinks no one is ever coming to save him.
.: The Vampire Diaries :.
The Past is Prologue (or here) | lit_chick08 [Miranda/Grayson, John/Isobel, John/Jenna, Grayson/Liz, Carol/Richard, Jenna/Logan, Jenna/Mason, Miranda/Richard, Isobel/Damon, Isobel/Alaric, NC-17, 70,548 words]
Everyone seems to forget they were young once too. Find out how Grayson found out about vampires, how Miranda ended up Mrs. Gilbert, how Richard became Mayor of Mystic Falls, what really happened between John and Isobel, how Liz became Sheriff, why Jenna only has "dirty shame," and how Isobel Flemming became a vampire.
Lit_chick08 I want to live in her brain, all the details she set up in her back-story to match canon were all wonderful and emotional. Several parts of the story made me tear up leaving an emotional ache. Everyone gets a moment to shine in this story but I love Jenna and Liz parts the most. Go read it and leave feedback for this author
A fronte praecipitium a tergo lupi (A precipice in front, wolves behind) (or here) | swirlsofblue [Stefan/Klaus, NC-17, 19,755 words]
This is an AU story show-casing Stefan and Klaus’s relationship through the last ninety-four years; exploring its dysfunction, and the obstacles and issues they face. It begins in 1917, with them alternately challenging and accepting each other; while on a wildly careening path of violence and destruction. As the tumultuousness of their personalities ebb and flow, their relationship does with it, and there are transformations and acceptance encompassing many shades of grey. Running parallel to this is Katherine’s present day story, wherein she is held captive and tortured by Klaus.