CommunitySummer Practicum in Women's Studies
by gloss Rec+
1700 words. R. Possibly a summer fling, possibly something more.
Oh Shirley! Oh Britta!
I really couldn't picture this pairing in my head, because Britta is just so Britta
(I actually like the character a lot, but yeah), but gloss
really made it work. I'm so glad I read this.
"Please. I was macking on shorties while you were still figuring out that Barbie is --" Shirley trailed off, scowled, then grinned. "That Barbie is a tool of kyriarchical indoctrination!"
Heee! That is just so perfect.GleeInscrutable
by bossymarmalade Rec
500 words. The really stupid thing is that they hold off for so long, because they don't want it to look like of course the two asian kids would get together.
This is awesome. ♥Harry PotterNo More Hiding From Yourself
2800 words. G. "For Merlin's sake Sirius, I know this year's been tough for you, but no, you'll always have to let Snape's little comments get to you. Why couldn't you put some of that energy into all those girls that can't take their eyes off you or something?" It's time Sirius stopped hiding from his confusion and did some hard thinking.
Oh man, this is exactly the sort of fic I dread from lgbtfest
. I actually thought the prompt ("Sirius Black, never looking back at all the girls ogling him is less to seem indifferent and more because their glances don't register") showed some promise, but it's 2800 words of tell, tell, tell, plus it's set right after The Prank and has this big long lecture from Remus to Sirius on How Wrong He Was, and dude, I totally think Sirius was in the wrong, but I also think monologue lecturing makes a really dull story and seems more like the author speaking than the character (partly this is because I really don't see them as having talked about it at all). Also the 2nd person POV really did not work here.Sherlock HolmesA Terribly Poor Understanding of Love
by candle_beck Rec
13,000 words. R. Mary awoke to John saying Holmes's name in his sleep. The shocking thing was how terribly unshocked she was.
Wow. This was great. And the 3rd person omniscient (not something you see often in fandom) works really well here. Also it's super angsty, yay. :D
I have to say, though, that at first when I was reading it, I thought they must be aware of what was going on, that perhaps they had even had some sort of relationship before Mary. But no, it was first-time, totally taken by surprise, never thought of Holmes that way (it was less clear whether Holmes knew he was attracted to Watson or not). So yeah. I really liked it, but I also really, really wished for more self-awareness, more queerness.
Anyone have any recs for first-time stories in this fandom that are first time with each other, but not
first time with a man ever?
I feel like there was something else I was going to say, too...oh! There was a line that really gave me pause, when Holmes says to Watson, "it's not white of you" or something like that. I'd never heard the phrase before, but it certainly makes sense for the time period. Still, I cringed, and it also made me think about desi!Watson again (ngl, it does not take much to make me start thinking about desi!Watson) and how that would play out. (Whyyyyyy is writing historical fiction so haaaaaaard for meeeeee???? I have so many ideas!)Delegation
by damned_colonial Rec
2800 words. NC-17. I would have been mortified, but I realised that Lestrade didn't have the faintest idea what had just happened. I suppose he thought Holmes was simply being high-handed and rude, as he so often was, and under the circumstances I was hardly going to correct the misapprehension.
Yes, it's another in the awesome asexual!dom!Holmes/Watson series! This was an excellent use of the "authority figures" square.
Oh, and if you like this series, paperflower86 illustrated one of the previous installments
. I like their art a lot. (This fandom has so many great artists.)The SimpsonsI Recognize That Girl
by bossymarmalade Rec
900 words. When Maggie came around, Lisa had been excited. That was when she was six. Now she was sixteen, and Maggie -- contrary to everything Lisa had ever seen or read -- seemed to have no real interest in her older sister, much less any inclination to copy her or be close with her.
Oh, this is so great! bossymarmalade
writes such awesome Simpsons fic. The voices are just perfect.Stargate: AtlantisThe Wave from Coast to Ocean
by telesilla Rec
1000 words. NC-17. John's cold and Rodney's wearing warm, soft clothes. What happens is inevitable really.
Oh, how funny. This is for the same kink_bingo
square as the Community fic up above, rubbing/grinding. I didn't even notice that at first. This is from telesilla
's Ventura Highway series
(which, wow, I did not realise had that many fics in it), which I always enjoy. This reads well as a stand-alone, too, though.