sasha_feather: Daredevil in a suit (Daredevil)
(I just couldn't resist that title)

rating Explicit
John McClane/Matt Farrell
Live Free or Die Hard
tags: age difference, daddy kink, dirty talk, phone sex, star trek references, Alien references, assholes in love, cross play, alternating POV, established relationship, cross dressing, pwp
warnings: none
Words: about 3700

At the AO3:
sasha_feather: sirius black from harry potter films (sirius black)
At Shingle Street on Ao3

Rating: Explicit
M/M original characters
about 33K
WWII, England

Once I started reading this fic I couldn't put it down. It has alternating view points between a disabled English WWI veteran and a young deserter from the German Army, during WWII in England. The characters are exceptionally well drawn. Hugh, the Englishman, has lung problems from gas attacks. This fic got at some of my favorite themes: living with disability (for Hugh), queer identity (for both charcters), and a slowly building relationship. I loved it.
sasha_feather: white woman in space suit (Astronaut)
Sell Your Body to the Night by [ profile] dsudis. Teen Wolf, Derek/Stiles, explicit, 121K words.

I've been thinking about this one for days since finishing it. Stiles becomes a runaway sex worker in San Francisco, living in poverty. I was utterly pulled in to Stile's emotional state, the way his world narrows down to the things he can cope with, and how he focuses in on his time with Derek because it is what makes life tolerable. This was a controlled, slow story that led the me expertly right where it wanted to go. Also there is a great water sports scene plus Laura Hale being awesome.

Some Legends are Told by elisera. Derek/Stiles/Lydia. AU. 23,921 words. explicit.

Lydia is in line to inherent the throne, and her country has been at war for many years. She takes charge and does things her own way. It is awesome. I enjoyed the way that the relationship between these three slowly develops. Also, it isn't only about their relationship-- they also have a war to fight and a country to run. The setting reminded me of some YA fantasy novels that I love (Kristen Cashore and Megan Whalen Turner books), and it was also great to read a story where Derek doesn't magically heal.
sasha_feather: Max from Dark Angel (Max from Dark Angel)
After reading [personal profile] thingswithwings' latest fic, Odd One Out, and relating a lot to Eliot in that story, I am idly wondering if I am perhaps aromantic.

It seems like a simple relationship style that would work for me.

There is a lot of upheaval going on in the world and in my community right now. Things are rapidly coming into hard focus. Sustained anger seems to be really working for me right now actually. *Imagines Eliot growling*
sasha_feather: neat looking overcoat (coat)
Title: Head and Shoulders
Fandom: Leverage
Pairings: Eliot Spencer/Parker (Background Eliot Spencer/Alec Hardison; Background Parker/Alec Hardison).
Rating: explicit
For: Kink_bingo; sex toys
Words: 1550
Content notes: none
Tags: trans-masculine Eliot; sex toys; Community: kink_bingo; first time
Beta by: [personal profile] j00j and [personal profile] were_duck
Notes: Comments are love. Title is a joke.
Summary: A PWP, basically.

You can also read this at the AO3.

Head and Shoulders )
sasha_feather: Simon Pegg from Hot Fuzz holding a gun looking tough (hot fuzz)
Rec: Slow Dancing in a Burning Room by [ profile] feelslikefire. Q/Bond. Post-Skyfall.

This had a nice slow build to it, and a fun, snarky flirtation. There is a slow reveal to Q's back story. I liked Moneypenny's characterization and the friendship between her and Q. A very satisfying read.
sasha_feather: Clint from the Avengers drawing his bow (Hawkeye)
Title: Another Kind of Courage
By: [personal profile] sasha_feather
Fandom: Avengers movie-verse
Pairings: Clint/Natasha/Steve
Content Notices: no standard notices apply
Rating: Super Sexy (Explicit)
Word Count: ~2000
Kink: Obedience (for [community profile] kink_bingo)
Beta: [personal profile] anna_bird and [personal profile] were_duck, thanks buddies!
Summary: Natasha tells Steve and Clint what to do.

Also available on the AO3. Feedback always welcome.

Read more... )
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Fastening One Heart to Every Falling Thing (51519 words) by thefourthvine
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sidney Crosby/Evgeni Malkin, Evgeni Malkin/Alexander Ovechkin
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe - Soulbond, Trope Subversion/Inversion, Spacetoaster

Geno can't. Sidney won't.

This isn't my fandom and I know nothing about hockey. That said, I loved this story a lot. It's a great tale about neuro-diversity, and a wonderful subversion of the soul bonding trope.

The world of the fic is one where everyone is psychic to a degree, and everyone soul bonds with their mate. People are warned as teens to be careful about soul bonding too early through touch and sex. Geno is born without the ability to soul bond, thus is able to have casual sex. He's seen as a resource for this purpose; but this of course also leaves him lonely.

Sidney is born super-psychic and isn't taught to control his abilities. He is sensitive, doesn't like to touch, and adamantly does not want to soul bond, despite the nearly universal expectation that he should.

Sidney is told explicitly that he's not broken, but in fact he's significantly impaired by his abilities and must make accommodations daily. He resists therapy, and indeed his therapist is annoying, but therapy is ultimately what he needs. Geno is told that he is broken, but to my eye his problem is all social stigma: people assume that he can't have a partner, and therefore doesn't want one. He's internalized the stigma to a certain degree.

These two men play hockey on the same team and end up being really good for each other.

This fic is really brilliant and I highly recommend it!
sasha_feather: amelia earhart smiling (amelia earhart)

I'm between things right now. I started an XMFC fanfic but it's not really working for me so I don't think I'll continue with it. Some of the AUs I read just feel so... paint-by-numbers.

Just finished

This is a good reminder to leave feedback on fic I read on my Kobo!

Friend Request, by rumpleghost. A Yuletide story based on the movie Weekend, Glen/Russell.

I quite liked this; the character depictions were spot-on and it gave them further adventures together in a mostly realistic way. Well written and the tension between the characters really came through. Recommended.

Lust Over Pendle by AJ Hall. Harry Potter fandom, Neville/Draco, Hermione, Narcissa, Emily Longbottom, others.

I loved this! A comedy of manners and an adventure, the characters really sing. Today I was thinking about how utterly awesome Draco is in one scene opposite an original character. It also centers some female characters such as Narcissa DeVries (nee Malfoy), Emily Longbottom, and Hermione, who are each powerful witches and people, and who all deserve such attention. I will read more of this author. Highly recommended.

Planning on reading

More fanfic. :)
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[community profile] snowflake_challenge Day 2: Rec 3 fanworks not your own.

Zweiundachtzig by [ profile] dow. Charles/Erik, XMFC AU. Erik is a jeweler looking for studio space and rents a place with Raven. Other mutants work in the building and they form friendships. This is a lovely romance and the accompanying art is magnificent.

I, We, Us by [ profile] winterhill. Charles/Eric, XMFC AU, Fusion with His Dark Materials. (Daemon AU). I love daemon AUs! This one kept fairly close to the movie but expanded upon it and changed the ending, and added a layer of richnees through the daemons that I really enjoyed.

A Murder of Crows by [ profile] antistar_e. Snow White and the Huntsman, daemon AU. Gen. This is an amazing story that fills in some plot holes in the movie and makes a lot of sense. I loved it. Again it seems to add a layer of richness to the world by adding daemons-- explains why and how people are damaged, for example, or gives insight into their character. I really enjoyed it.
sasha_feather: Lorne from Stargate: atlantis (Lorne)
This is for [community profile] snowflake_challenge: Rec three of your own fan works.

1. Legally Blonde and How it is Awesome. Some meta. :)

2. Silenciar, The Losers (movie), Cougar Alvarez/Jake Jensen, mature. This was for kink bingo and I'm pleased with how it turned out. I'm OK with being an occasional fic writer, but this was fun to write, and I would like to write more fic this year. I'm into this pairing lately too; a small but great little fandom. I can identify with certain aspects of both characters and I love how they balance each other.

3. Abacus of Rain, SG-1, Lorne/Quinn, mature. Also for kink bingo. What I remember about writing this fic was thinking about rain and how it's both calming and wild, freeing. This is a nature-kink story for me more than anything.
sasha_feather: dog looking over a valley (dog and landscape)
The dog paddle was a giant chaotic free for all with hundreds of dogs, hundreds of people, and it overwhelmed both me and Sorcha. I think she did go in the water? IDK, she got wet anyway. Mostly I didn't see her because she ran all over the place. It was too overstimulating for us. Like dog, like owner, we both seem to prefer quieter, controlled situations.

I repotted lots of plants yesterday. What I am going to do with all these spider plants? I left 2 smaller ones in the hall with a "free" sign and someone took them, so that is good.


The other day I read Theft of Assets, Destruction of Property, an HP story by Helenish, and it was wonderful. I liked that Draco is treated, societally speaking, as a woman might be treated in our society, and that it's unremarked upon. I also like that he finds his own way within that structure. Content note for abuse.


Aug. 9th, 2012 11:45 pm
sasha_feather: Clint from the Avengers drawing his bow (Hawkeye)
All Dimensions of Life
by [personal profile] saystheheart
Clint/Bruce | 9240 | Mature |

Full disclosure, I beta-ed this. :) This is a watersports story written for kink-bingo, and the author does some great things with the kink and with the characters. The story has a very nice narrative arc, and it is super hot.
sasha_feather: topless woman licking a gun (gunplay)
Title: Silenciar
Fandom: The Losers (movie)
Author: Sasha_feather
Beta: [personal profile] anna_bird and [personal profile] were_duck
Kink: Silence. For [community profile] kink_bingo 2011
Pairing: Jensen/Cougar
Rated Mature. No standard content notes apply.
Length: 1232 words

Also available at the AO3

Read more... )

Some Recs!

Jun. 9th, 2012 11:07 am
sasha_feather: Black, white, and red image of woman with futuristic helmet (Sci Fi Woman)
1. Twings has a new Avengers story and it is GREAT!

[personal profile] thingswithwings: Stark, A.E., and Banner, R. Bruce. (2013). "Biodosimetric Tools for Measuring Induced Isomeric Transition in Inverted Paired States." International Journal of Radiation Biology 89.9, 43-85.

Tony Stark/Bruce Banner/(The Hulk)

What I especially love about this story is this might be a spoiler )

2. What it means to be well read and how SF helped me stop caring about it

This blog post made me cheer in agreement. YES.

3. All the stuff lately at [community profile] vidrecs has been great, but this one especially:

Terminator Salvation: A Perfect Lie by meivocis.

I watched this movie because I love the Terminator franchise, and I did like most of the movie, but the ending ruined it. The poster at vidrecs says another ending was originally proposed for the movie, and the vid seems to reinforce that:

on endings )
sasha_feather: hot woman in military get up (hot lady in uniform)
Legally Blonde: Elle Woods/Vivian Kensington
Oppressive government AU
For [community profile] kink_bingo square Penance/punishment (with bonus whipping/flogging)
Author: [personal profile] sasha_feather
Betas: [personal profile] were_duck and [personal profile] anna_bird
Word Count: about 2500
Content notes: skip)
dub-con whipping (without sex) in the first part of this; Contains BDSM. Sex is consensual.

Summary: Vivian likes it when Elle tells her what to do.

Read more... )
sasha_feather: beautiful gray horse. (majestic horse)
For New Year's Day I am reccing an older post by [personal profile] jesse_the_k: I want to live - Give me the chair! A personal essay about ableism and assitive technology.

And 2 Yuletide fics:

A Temporary Inability to go either up or down by [personal profile] lightgetsin. Based on The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner. Eugenides re-learning how to climb.

Sensitive Dependence by [personal profile] toft. Based on China Mountain Zhang by Maureen McHugh. Martine and Alexi's relationship.
sasha_feather: A cracked egg with planets spilling out (cosmic egg)
A female character study vid that you love

Sequence by [personal profile] lim. River, Serenity, The Operative, and Book (briefly). Serenity is River's story, The Operative is her nemesis, not Mal's, the entirety of it hinges upon River. "The consequence of sound," of speaking-- River silences Simon to keep him from using the safe word that will send her to sleep. She unsilences herself, she tells her secrets, and unmakes/remakes the world. She speaks, and people die. It is not just that River cannot trust her senses, although often she cannot, it is that when she moves, when she acts, when she speaks, she must be willing to live with the consequences. She steps carefully, so carefully! It is no wonder she is afraid.


Fic rec: Endymion by [ profile] jibrailis. Inception, Cobb/Saito, explicit. I've been looking for this fic, and here it is!

[community profile] inception is a comm for this fandom.


Books I've read recently:

The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester. I enjoyed this despite it's many many flaws. In it's favor are fast pacing, interesting ideas, constant peril, some exploration of class, nice world-building, and good writing. Going against it: Thin characterization, terrible treatment of disability, race, rape culture, and an unlikable protagonist. It was good light reading for me at a time when I needed that, but I recommend skipping it.

Distances by Vandana Singh. Thought-provoking novella about a mathmetician/scientist who uses an organic process to explore equation-poems. Loved this concept and others in the book! I would have like more exploration of the many, many ideas packed into this slim volume: it would have made a great novel. I also thought the ending was a downer. Still, I recommend it specifically as a feminist hard SF book that has a female mathematician as the protagonist and has a feminist take on science. That is not easy to find!
sasha_feather: sirius black from harry potter films (sirius black)
I am having a fannish Christmas, or Yuletide, or holiday whatsit, and it's the best Christmas in while. Someone asked me my primary fandom, and [personal profile] oliviacirce helped me figure out that META is my primary fandom at the moment.

Interesting Links:

In lieu of life (fandom is) by [ profile] hesychasm

Mixed Feelings by [personal profile] jmtorres, a meditation on hair, beauty, and gender presentation, that really got me thinking about those things in my own life.

Yuletide Insta-rec:

Life, Stripped of All Luxuries

This story is based on The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold, is Cazaril/Palliar, set during the seige of Gotorget. It it is heart-rending, gorgeous, and you should read it immediately.

What Remains

Based on the novel Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. This is lyrical, moving story that makes me like the book better because of its particular insights into the characters. The voice is perfect and it fits the canon so well. Go read it!

I teared up while reading both of these stories! They are so well-written.

For a bit of cheer afterwards, watch One Night Fandoms, the Yuletide tribute vid by [personal profile] thingswithwings and [personal profile] eruthros!


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