wilderthan: ((Delirium) Fish)
It has been a very, very long time since I posted any recs. I have fandom hopped since then! Since I have so very very many bookmarked since that time, I'm going to try and be selective, but it's still likely to be a long list. It's funny, there are also a lot of fics I've bookmarked that definitely have their flaws, but that I love for something perfect inside them. So I'll give those some love too. It's not just the absolutely perfect ones, here.

Fandoms for the fic recs: Digital Devil Saga, Final Fantasy IV, Merlin, Persona 3, RPS, Supernatural, The Dark is Rising.
Fandoms for the art recs: Digital Devil Saga, Supernatural.

Fic )

Art )

And, well. I write a lot. And I don't often, these days, crosspost a lot. So there is a lot of my fic that I don't feel has got the attention that maybe it deserves. So, for posterity, here goes. Some self-recs. I do not promise brilliance, and nor will I pretend ambivalence. I think my fics are awesome; that much is obvious.

Fandoms: Supernatural, The Dark Is Rising.

My own fics )
wilderthan: ((Squall) Lionheart)
Let's talk about fickinks! By which I mean, plots or situations in fics that never fail to interest you. Actually, there are some examples of mine in the actual text of some fandoms, which makes me happy. But I still call them fickinks. I've got some fandom specific ones and three or four main general ones (and then, under the cut, the actual sex-related kinks!).

Absolute loyalty

The best example of this is Juubei, from GetBackers. He believes he was born to protect Kazuki. He'd give up anything and everything for the sake of Kazuki. There's also Simon, from Firefly, who canonically gives up everything he has for his sister's sake -- using up all his (considerable!) fortune, leaving the job he loves, turning the rest of his family against him, losing everything he has, and going to get her out of the Academy.

(Partner) betrayal

I love, for some reason, reading about (or mostly roleplaying) betrayal. Mostly partner betrayal, although Juubei's canonical betrayal of Kazuki slays me too. There's just something really interesting about someone turning on the person that they're supposed to be devoted to.

And let's face it, I really like reading about the whole desperation of "we shouldn't be together, I'm married".

I suppose "we shouldn't be together, but to hell with that for this one time" is a sort of subset of this. Although it may be caused by other factors than partner betrayal.


I really don't know why, but a sighted character becoming blind is something that really interests me. Again, canonically, Juubei ends up blinded as a result of his betrayal of and loyalty to Kazuki, which is possibly why he's one of my favourite characters ever.


This isn't really a main fickink, but I do love it when someone gets the power to know more than they should know. River, canonically, is awesome for this. I've also played psychic!Simon (several times), mindreading between "soulmates", and psychic!Barney. It's fun to try and imagine what it, realistically, would be like.

The idea of someone in the real world being psychic creeps me out like you wouldn't believe, though.


The fact that I nearly always write Seifer as having been controlled and/or severely manipulated by Ultimecia sort of speaks for itself.


Simon with guns. When Simon goes against the Hippocratic Oath, there's got to be something really interesting going on in his head. The three times he takes up weapons in the course of the series (the pilot, War Stories and in the movie) really, really interest me. Of course, he doesn't really go through with shooting anyone (unless he gets some Reavers in Serenity, but I don't actually think so). So I love fic where he does.

This would possibly apply to any character who for some reason shouldn't have a gun, whether they're pacifist or a medic.

The Dark Is Rising

Barney being prescient. The last time I reread, I went through and noted all kinds of places where he seems to sense more than the others do. And of course, in Greenwitch he actually scrys. I like exploring the idea that when he grows up, he can control the scrying or he becomes stronger in it or whatever.

Smut fickinks! (No real details, just a list) )

So now you all know how to push my buttons.

I say all this because I'm interested. Who else has fickinks? What are they? As much/as little explanation as you like. Does anyone else have a weird liking for putting guns in a doctor's hands?
wilderthan: ((FFVIII) Promise)
I know my last recs post was fairly recent, but my del.icio.us account has been amassing quite a few links in the meantime. Probably due to me reading more fic. If we talk on IM often, share the same flist content, share fic recommendations or you watch my del.icio.us, then you've probably seen all these before.

Fic )

Art )
wilderthan: ((SquallRinoa) Dance)
Yesterday I finally finished my multi-chapter fic, Loyalty (The Dark Is Rising, no real pairings, one semi-OC). Originally when I wrote that the intention was to write something plotty, something I could really sink my teeth into writing. Although if you see subtext there, it's likely no coincidence. >>;

Anyway, as I was finishing up the last chapter, I was wondering about where I thought the characters would go.

Cut in case you don't want to know )

Anyway, what thoughts? Anyone interested in reading the sequel? I know most people who read my TDIR stuff are either there for the genfic or prefer Will/Bran, though. I should really get round to writing my epic Simon/Will fic and converting some people. Or maybe I'll convert the Simon/Bran/Will RP to fic. :p
wilderthan: ((Edea) Sinister)
Fandom: The Dark is Rising
For: Loyalty chapter six
Quality: Checked once, posted to prove I'm working on something
Characters: Will, Barney, Simon

Clap of thunder )
wilderthan: ((Fujin) Won't understand)
Fandom: The Dark is Rising
For: Simon/Barney first time smut
Quality: Barely checked
Characters: Simon, Barney
Warning: Incest, naked people

Clever enough )
wilderthan: ((Yuna) Dance)
Fandom: The Dark is Rising
For: Loyalty chapter six
Quality: Barely checked
Characters: Bran, Barney, Simon, John, Will

Worth a try )
wilderthan: ((Squall) Griever)
Fandom: The Dark is Rising
For: Bran/Barney doctor/nurse AU
Quality: Barely checked
Characters: Barney

Completely striking )
wilderthan: ((Squall) Griever)
Fandom: The Dark Is Rising
For: Loyalty chapter five
Quality: Barely checked, will be tweaked
Characters: Bran, Barney, John, Will, Simon

Take up your arms )
wilderthan: ((Ashe) Smile)
Fandom: The Dark Is Rising
For: Loyalty chapter four
Quality: Unchecked
Characters: Barney, John

As if he communed )
wilderthan: ((Squall) Griever)
Fandom: The Dark Is Rising
For: Loyalty chapter three
Quality: Checked over once, will be tweaked
Characters: Barney, Bran

Hold your hand? )
wilderthan: ((Rinoa) Waiting)
I actually started writing the next chapter of Loyalty already. I just got to around a thousand words, barely even trying. It seemed to flow better than usual, but perhaps that's because it was a scene with Bran and Barney, and those always flow easiest.

I love that I'm writing gen, here. The funny thing is that, to me, there are so many potential underlying pairings, and I keep hinting at them all, yet it could all just be friendship. In the first chapter, it was mostly Bran/Will and a little Bran/Jane. In the second I got in Simon/Will and Will/Barney, along with a little more Bran/Jane. I realised that I don't think I have a Will/Jane scene anywhere, but that suits me fine, it sort of fits with the focus being mainly kept on the Bran-Jane-OC connections.

First bit of this third chapter is Bran/Barney, though. I'm playing more with the idea of Barney's scrying, but this time with Bran to help him, not Will. I'd do another snippet, but I like the whole scene and it's too hard to decide which bit to give a sneak preview of.

I love all the planning I've put into this fic, too. It's part of what makes it so easy to write. And it allows me to play around with things, too. Like, with Simon. He's started doubting the Light and so on. There'll be three specific points where he denies the power of the Light, and three specific points where he affirms it. That's a deliberate Biblical connection with Simon Peter, who denied and affirmed Jesus thrice each.

Really, it's the different bit of mythology and the different references that I love. I thought I'd slid in one to the Mabinogion, which would be most appropriate, but I can't find where in my planning.

Two chapters down, one in progress, four more after that. I love writing this fic.


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