torachan: ewan mcgregor pulling his glasses down to look over the top (ewan glasses)
If I do this before I go to bed, it's still Wednesday!

What are you currently reading?
Aoi Hana! I'm nearly done with volume five, which is nearing the last of what I've read, I think. I read some magazine chapters, but I don't remember how many. For some reason it's not easy to find raws for this series (even though people are posting scanlations of the magazine chapters).

It's been fun to read this again and all in one go like this. However, I am disappointed to find that reading it all in one go does not make it easier to keep track of stuff. A little bit, definitely, but not all of the problems I had were due to forgetting stuff. I find the large cast hard to distinguish, but the biggest problem is that the story jumps around a lot with nothing to signify that it's a flashback or that months have passed or whatever.

Still, I really love it a lot and will be sad to reach the end of what I have here (just two more volumes). At least volume eight should be out in a couple months and then all this will be fresh in my mind. :)

What did you recently finish reading?
I am now caught up with all my Jump series! Bleach spoilers )

I also read about ten chapters of Silver Spoon and it continues to be the most adorable series ever. I love it so much! Oh, but I also read vol. 18 of Kimi ni Todoke, which is also super adorable!

I also read some fanfic this week!

Stitching Up Boys (21699 words) by Edoro
Chapters: 4/4
Fandom: Homestuck
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence, Rape/Non-Con, Underage
Relationships: Gamzee Makara/Karkat Vantas, Gamzee Makara & Karkat Vantas
Characters: Gamzee Makara, Karkat Vantas
Additional Tags: Pale Romance | Moirallegiance, Alternate Universe, Gore, Mutilation, Genital Torture, Body Horror, Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, Cults, Drugs, Drugged Sex, Dubious Consent
Series: Part 1 of Organized Crimestuck
Summary: In which young Church ward Gamzee Makara is finally old enough to be officially initiated into the ranks of the subjugglators.

This is a really interesting fic! Great Gamzee voice. It appears to be part of a series, but it's the backstory and the "present day" part of the story doesn't really interest me, so I don't think I'll read the rest, but this was cool.

At Home After the Fight (1722 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Avatar: Legend of Korra
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Amon/Lieutenant (Avatar)
Characters: Amon (Avatar), Lieutenant (Avatar)
Additional Tags: Hurt/Comfort, Established Relationship, Emotional Manipulation
Summary: The Lieutenant failed. He will do everything in his power to make it right again, and Amon knows it.

This was written for me for [community profile] white_lotus! I love the domesticity of it.

What do you think you'll read next?
The rest of Aoi Hana for sure, and then I don't know.
torachan: karkat from homestuck looking bored (karkat bored)
Wow, I totally assumed the two Sky Captain fics of mine that were remixed were by the same person, but apparently two totally different people were interested in remixing Sky Captain! Anyway, I haven't read any other remixes than the ones written for me, but I do have a bunch of other reviews piling up, so I figured I'd post them all.

Remix reviews: Sky Captain, Harry Potter, Supernatural )


Non-Remix reviews: Korra, Homestuck, LotRiPS, New Girl, SGA )
torachan: a chibi drawing of sawko, kazehaya, and maru from kimi ni todoke (sawako/kazehaya)
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We Need the Storm by [personal profile] sparkay Rec
800 words. R. Azula/Zuko. It is not light that we need, but fire; ...We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. - Fredrick Douglass

I hadn't really thought about this pairing before, but I think I will look for more. I really liked this. It's for Porn Battle, but it's not just a PWP. I like the hints it gives us about their past.

托夫 by [personal profile] eruthros Rec
300 words. G. The Ember Island Players did him a favor, really, when they took their show on the road.

It's ftm!Toph! I love it! (And it's written for meeee!)

Huge

All of Us Amazons by [personal profile] psocoptera Rec
1000 words. Teen. This is either a meditation on the social construction of the female body, or else the one where Alistair feels up Chloe's breast. (Don't worry, she isn't wearing it at the time.)

Oh, I really liked this a lot. It's future fic, in which Chloe and Alistair (now Alyssa) have a heart-to-heart after Chloe has lost both breasts to cancer. It's just such a great little slice of life fic.

Inception

Weltschmerz by [livejournal.com profile] cobweb_diamond
14,600 words. Mature. How to come to terms with the unsatisfactory nature of physical reality.

I'm not really that interested in Inception fic in general or Arthur/Eames in particular, but I had heard good things about this one where Arthur is trans, so I figured now that I'd seen the movie I'd check it out. Like the movie, it was enjoyable enough, but I wasn't really wowed. One thing I really liked was Arthur not being able to make himself a functioning cismale cock in dreams, because he doesn't have the first-hand knowledge of what it feels like. That would definitely trip me up. For any change, really, unless it was something I'd once experienced myself.

Stargate: Atlantis

Kid by anon Rec+
1100 words. The guy always called John kid. John remembers this really clearly. Hey, kid the guy had said. That's a great skateboard, even though it was a crappy banana board, bought used. You like skating? the guy asked, and so on until he got to Skating's expensive, isn't it? and How would you like to earn a little extra money?

Wow, this is really good. The prompt is "John/any male characters, gangbang, first time. John hopes no one ever asks him how he lost his virginity, because no one would believe him" and it's not written in a porny way, but rather John thinking about how much it fucked him up (though it is definitely explicit). I really, really liked it.
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Some [community profile] kink_bingo and Transfic Mini Fest stuff, as well as some random things.

Sherlock Holmes
The Imperative Voice by [personal profile] damned_colonial Rec+
1200 words. "Yes," said Watson. The word came more easily than he had thought it would, as if it had been trapped inside him just waiting to be released. "Yes," he said again, then turned quickly to look out the window, because he couldn't bear to see the triumph on Holmes's face.

This is the sequel to the previously untitled fic I recced the other day (now called Hypothesis) and is just as good (I actually think I may like this one even better). There's going to be a whole series of these (for a bingo, I guess)! This one has Holmes calmly discussing Watson's proclivities while Watson gets all hot and bothered. Mmm...

Quod Erat Demonstrandum by [personal profile] damned_colonial Rec+
1300. Watson gets all hot and bothered at the sight of Holmes all bruised and bloody.

Sequel to the above. This series continues to be awesome. I love how Watson is so confused by what Holmes wants of him, but is eager to do his bidding. And I love the bit at the end with Holmes doing up his robe. He totally did that on purpose. XD

Liability by [livejournal.com profile] candle_beck Rec+
6400 words. Watson curls his lip, and shrugs. "I don't begrudge you it. Put me up against a remorseless killer, and I know where your priorities lie."

Ooh, I like this. Holmes sees Watson collapse and goes back to check on him, even though it means letting the criminal possibly escape. And Holmes hates himself for it and takes it out on Watson afterwards and there is ~tension~ and crankiness on both sides and it is just so good. And then Holmes realises what he's doing and why and it gets even better. :D

Stargate: Atlantis

Control Chair by [personal profile] busaikko Rec+
1900 words. John and Rodney talk about a fucking control chair.

I think if I were reading the actual story about John's non-con adventures with the control chair, I would be like, okay, this is good (assuming it was by an author I like/well-written), but wouldn't be wowed, because I just don't really see the appeal of those sorts of scenarios, popular as they are in fandom. But this is much more interesting to me. John tells Rodney his fantasy to get Rodney off...which also sounds like a fairly typical scenario, but I love how this is their way of being intimate. It's not in addition to sex. John just isn't interested in sex, but he'll do this for Rodney. And I always like fics where John's dislike of being touched is acknowledged, but not made into a problem that needs fixing. (One of my biggest pet peeves is John being "fixed". Note to touchy-feely types: not being touchy-feely is not a defect.)

Atavar: The Last Airbender

Sun Blast Your Shadow by [profile] pearl_o Rec
1700 words. Zuko had assumed, somehow, that the hard part would be over.

Zuko learns that ruling a kingdom is not that easy and sometimes you have to make hard decisions. Very hard decisions. Quiet and understated. I enjoyed it.

Iron Man

Untitled by [personal profile] helens78 Rec
1500 words. "You want me to shock you in the dick?"

Written for her last year's kink_bingo electricty square. Tony has a fancy new glove he wants Rhodey to try out. :D

due South

New Toys by [personal profile] helens78
3600 words. Fraser and Ray have played around with police-issue handcuffs and velcro handcuffs, but now they've got something better.

I betaed this, otherwise I wouldn't have read it because due South is not my fandom, but even so it was easy enough to follow. Well-written and enjoyable, and if you like bondage and you like due South, you will probably like it even more!

The Forbidden Dance by [personal profile] busaikko Rec
1400 words. A dancing lesson.

This was written for the Transfic Mini Fest. There is crossdressing and dancing and I really love all the little details here.

Harry Potter

Once Upon a Time by [personal profile] busaikko Rec+
1300 words. Some people find out who they really are at age eleven. For Dudley, it takes a little longer.

Another for the Transfic Fest, written for a prompt of mine. I love this so hard. Dudley! ♥♥♥

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