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Dec. 14th, 2035

formal!gwendal

because some fics, I don't ever want to forget

I may as well start a rec post for all the fics I find amazing and end up having trouble finding after a year or two, when the persistent urge to read them again mercilessly strikes. This is more a personal list than anything else, but I'd be happy in case it helps anyone else discover some of these wonderful stories.

Fields in italics were supplied by me rather than from the author's notes/story tags. Also, there's no rhyme nor reason to the order in which the fics are listed right now, I'll worry about that when it gets too long.

I know most of these are Harry Potter, I'll throw in fics from other fandoms as I find them.


Fortune Cookies by rosestoo
Series: Original
Characters/Pairing: Angelo/Kyle
Warnings: cross-dressing, prostitution
Words: 14,200
Status: WIP
OP: I very rarely get emotionally-invested in characters from original fiction, but this story really made it easy. Kyle was already pushing many of my squee buttons before the fic was even halfway through, and Angelo has the potential to be his tall, dark, and cuddly savior-with-emotional-baggage. Heart-breaking end to the second part, waiting with bated breath for the third.

INK: A Fragment by trickyink
Characters/Pairing: Tom Riddle/Severus Snape, Sirius/Remus, a bit of Snape/Remus
Warnings: one-sided slash, dubious consent, canon-bending, angst, profanity, general confusion and a really whacked out Riddle
Words: 45,979
Status: Complete
Summary: Ink: Severus finds himself in possession of a certain little black book. Or should that be that other way around? It might have stayed the former, if a certain gang of Gryffindors didn’t keep forcing Severus’ into temptation’s way. SS/TM SS/RL ish SB/RL
OP: A few mistakes here and there in this fic, but they struck me as the author's thoughts being too fast for her typing fingers to keep up with. I loved the style of writing and how spot-on young Riddle sounds.

Tread Softly by DiusCorvus
Characters/Pairing: Harry Potter/Severus Snape, kind of Voldemort/Severus Snape
Warnings: explicit content, violence
Words: 175,967
Status: Complete
Summary: “I am Jonathan Frost. I was Voldemort and Tom Riddle. I was also Harry Potter.” After the final confrontation with Voldemort, Harry finds himself changed and thrown back into the time of the Marauders and Severus Snape. SSHP
OP: A timetravel fic, but one with twists and characterizations I adore. I can't accurately describe what it is exactly I love about this fic. Her Harry has all of the adaptability of the original and far more complexes that make the entire trip both dark and delicious to read through. This fic is complete, but a sequel is in the works which can be viewed at the author's page.

Rapture by Mia Ugly
Characters/Pairing: Harry Potter/Severus Snape
Warnings: I needed fucking tissues
Words: 50,000
Status: Complete
Summary: Snape sees the man, for the first time, on his twenty-fifth birthday.
OP: I abhor the summary, because it doesn't even begin to describe what a roller coaster of emotions this fic takes the reader through. I fucking cried, okay. The story builds up into this heartbreaking situation and it leaves you wanting to both cry and strangle the author at the same time.

The Addiction by countesszero
Characters/Pairing: Remus Lupin/Severus Snape, SS/ES, SS/SB, RL/NT
Warnings: Incest, Heterosexual sex, (Child) Abuse, Drug abuse, Alcoholism, Mental illness, Non consensual sex, Sex with dubious consent, Gender switch, Attempted suicide, Character death (no main character)
Words: not really sure, but 14 parts and pretty long
Status: Complete
Summary: When Harry, Hermione, Ron stun Severus in the Shrieking Shack, they don't know there is a Sleeping Beauty Spell on the bed already. It interacts and Snape wakes up a woman. Remus who already is attracted to Snape finds this even more intriguing and begins to woo Snape.
OP: The fic's actually pretty dark despite the light-hearted summary. There are some elements I didn't really care for (Snape's past abuse with his mother), and a bit of melodrama here and there that threw me off a few times, but this was very delicious overall. I liked the buildup on how events gradually spiral out of control, and I found the resolution very satisfying.

Temporal Manoeuvres In the Dark by OdoGoddess
Characters/Pairing: Harry Potter/Severus Snape, Snape/OMC
Warnings: NC-17
Words: 28,120
Status: Complete
Summary: In the process of completing a probationary task, Harry realises he can obtain answers to questions he thought would forever remain a mystery. If he searches for answers, will he lose what he holds dear... or gain everything he's ever coveted?
OP: A timetravel fic, but this time set during the year Snape was a headmaster. The highlight for me was the slash that developed, made bittersweet and desperate because of the rules Harry had to observe as a timetraveller.

Sexing the Pumpkin by ratherbrightred
Characters/Pairing: Sirius Black/Severus Snape
Warnings: NC-17 (boy, is it NC-17), gender identity disorder (? I'm not really sure what the proper term is)
Words: not sure, but long
Status: Complete
Summary: I've written something very….queer. Stealth!Snape* is the love child of femmenerd and myself. I really wanted Snape to get with a girl here. But he doesn't, he ends up with the next best thing, Sirius Black. I'm completely in love with this Snape and would happily write him in like a million other scenarios, but this is the one that happened. This could be considered slash, but it's not easily categorized. I would call it not-magical genderbending; I would shy away from reading this story as a representation of trans identity or as edifying in any way where such issues are concerned.
OP: I'm stumped on how to describe this fic, except that I never thought I'd find it to be this much of a good read. The author really gets into the nitty-gritty of Snape's sexuality, and how having Sirius Black in the picture is destroying all the carefully-erected safeguards and barriers he constructed around himself. It has a notable sequel called "Pumpkins are Not the Only Fruit," which I ended up liking just as much as this one.
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May. 21st, 2010

formal!gwendal

YST: An Empty Space

Title: An Empty Space
Fandom: Yoroiden Samurai Troopers
Characters: Seiji, Touma
Rating: G
Genre: Drama
Summary: 1979. Seiji forgot, but Touma continues to remember.
Disclaimer: Yoroiden Samurai Troopers belongs to Hajime Yatate and Sunrise. I make no profit from this fanfic.
Warnings: none that I can see (feel free to correct me, though)
Notes: Written and finished for morphaileffect's birthday (Happy Birthday!!!), painstakingly beta'd by the wonderful summerbreeze21, all remaining mistakes are totally my fault. I also took some liberties regarding Seiji's and Touma's backgrounds.


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Also, I highly recommend anyone into YST slash to read morphaileffect's beautiful Ryo/Touma/Seiji fic "At the Stars." Lovely work and definitely deserves more feedback.
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YST: Sex, Lies, and Videotapes

Title: Sex, Lies, and Videotapes
Fandom: Yoroiden Samurai Troopers
Characters/Pairings: Shin, Touma/Seiji
Rating: R (I guess, to be safe)
Genre: Humor, Slash
Summary: Touma has no idea which way he swings and seeks help figuring it out.
Disclaimer: Yoroiden Samurai Troopers belongs to Hajime Yatate and Sunrise. I make no profit from this fanfic.
Warnings: language, sexual themes
Notes: Silly little fic, written and finished for morphaileffect's birthday (Happy Birthday!!!), beta'd by the wonderful summerbreeze21, all remaining mistakes are completely my fault. Title shamelessly borrowed from that 1989 film you were probably thinking about.


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Apr. 25th, 2010

formal!gwendal

KKM: Gilded Cage, Part II

Title: Gilded Cage, Part II
Characters/Pairings: Gwendal/Gunter, a bit of other chars
Rating: PG-13 for this part
Genre: AU, Slash
Spoilers: none
Summary: Gunter refuses to have his portrait painted and inconveniences a lot of important people.
Disclaimer: Kyou Kara Maou belongs to Tomo Takabayashi. I make no profit from this fanfic.
Notes: This fic has become longer than I first anticipated, so apologies for the delay. Beta'd by the wonderful MD.


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Also, the talented azami222 has created such wonderful art and captured Gunter's fierce expression here! She's also made a very gorgeous, sizzling hot illustration for "Casualties" here! (please note that the artwork is NC-17! ♥ ) I can't stop looking at these. *drools*

Apr. 21st, 2010

gwendal

KKM: Gilded Cage, Part I

Title: Gilded Cage, Part I
Characters/Pairings: Gwendal/Gunter, a bit of other chars
Rating: G for this part
Genre: AU, Slash
Spoilers: none that I can recall
Summary: Gunter refuses to have his portrait painted and inconveniences a lot of important people.
Disclaimer: Kyou Kara Maou belongs to Tomo Takabayashi. I make no profit from this fanfic.
Notes: This is sort of a pre-Yuuri AU--Gwendal and Gunter are closer in age, and Gunter hasn't had direct dealings with the Maou or her family before. Beta'd by the wonderful MD, who also helped with the title, all remaining mistakes are mine.


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Nov. 22nd, 2008

formal!gwendal

KKM: The Dance of Earth and Wind

Title: The Dance of Earth and Wind
Character(s): Gwendal/Gunter, Cheri
Rating: G
Genre: Slash
Spoilers: none in particular
Summary: a modern revival of a classic dance causes some problems for Gwendal
Disclaimer: Kyou Kara Maou belongs to Tomo Takabayashi and Studio Deen
Notes: thanks to MD for the beta. This fic also contains some shameless assumptions over canon.


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Oct. 3rd, 2008

the infamous kiss

KKM: Refitting

Title: Refitting
Character(s): Gwendal/Gunter, Conrad
Rating: G
Genre: Slash
Spoilers: just up to first season of the anime, I think
Summary: despite Gwendal's reluctance, Gunter resumes one of his political duties in Yuuri's absence
Disclaimer: Kyou Kara Maou belongs to Tomo Takabayashi and Studio Deen
Notes: thanks to MD for the beta, and to glitteringloke for kindly pointing out an inconsistency with regard to Gunter's choice of clothing


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Sep. 23rd, 2008

sandwich

KKM: Thrust, Parry

Title: Thrust, Parry
Character(s): Conrad, Gwendal, Gunter, Yozak
Rating: PG
Genre: Slash
Spoilers: Third Season, Episode 88
Summary: Gunter's first year as a military instructor brings about a few unwelcome changes.
Disclaimer: Kyou Kara Maou © Tomo Takabayashi and Studio Deen
Notes: Completely Episode 88's fault. All of it. The Lake People bit comes from an excerpt in the novel translations, iirc, where Gunter admits to Yuuri that he has inherited some of their characteristics. Thanks to MD and ME for the betas. Feedback appreciated!

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Follow-up Note: I'm humbled to report that mdseiran has written a possible lovely sequel, which can be found here: The Intricacies of Matchmaking.