fanfic recs and tidbits on my other diversions

[sticky post]Introduction
To be honest, this is mostly for me so I can keep track of my favorite fics. I don't expect very many people to find their way here, but I hope some people find my recs and can enjoy reading new stuff.

The only common thread between the stories on this site is I thought they were very entertaining and well written. I have a few original fics to rec, but the majority will be fanfiction. The fanfiction runs the the gamut of fandoms: some fandoms I'm obsessing over now or have obsessed over in the past, and some fandoms I'm not much interested in, but I stumbled over a fic recommended by someone with great taste. My recs will include: gen, het and slash; PG, teen and adult; vanilla and kink. I have a lot of Supernatural on here. I only rec finished stories.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Winter Soldier
without a compass we cannot find our way home by Morcai - Daemon! AU The Winter Soldier has a daemon and she is a monster.
think of it as personality dialysis by KiaraSayre - "I strangled someone with a shoelace once," Barnes says. "Does that count as expressing myself through clothes?"

"Uh, no."
no heart to recall by KiaraSayre - He's been in Steve Rogers's company for less than twenty-four hours and he's already losing sight of his mission.
Bringing Home Strays by EHyde - "I have your cat," the man says. "Tell me what you know."
Yearning That One Day Soon by ashen_key - Every Sunday she could, the ninety-year-old Becky Barnes went to the Brooklyn Promenade to people-watch. Only this Sunday, she saw a ghost.
Crash and Burn by Nefhiriel - Bucky remembers. At least he remembers the part where it's his job to look after Steve.
Only The Living Tissues Feel Pain by apiphile - Bucky Barnes undergoes the process of becoming the Winter Soldier, and Steve Rogers undergoes the process of trying to acclimatise to the 21st Century.
Run Until the Road Runs Out by ignipes - Sam's along for this ride because he's not about to let Steve Rogers go it alone, but Steve's not the only one who needs a friend.
The Dawn of That Last Great Day by ignipes - The Winter Soldier has a mission: kill Captain America.
the ghost and the machine by beardsley - Retelling of CA:TWS with Steve Rogers as the Winter Soldier.
End of The Line by kimberly_wolf - He runs a finger, one made of flesh, over the picture of Captain America’s face. “My name is Bucky, and I know you.”
Stardust and Stripes by eLJay - Connie agrees to go out with Bucky and meets a rather strange man, who thinks she looks familiar.
To Be Modified As Necessary by ignipes - They only need ten rules to ensure (relatively) peaceful cohabitation.
Impact Winter by victoria_p - "We've had eyes out for this operative for years now. I don't think most of us believed he actually existed, but we've finally got proof."
That Kind Of Day by Neery - Carolyn Brown's having one of those days. Her truck's been stolen, she's about to lose her job, and now a crazy Hydra assassin has broken into her apartment to ambush Captain America.
Rewire by ofamaranthlie - The Winter Soldier discovers pieces of a long-forgotten puzzle. Mechanical logic fights brittle humanity, and he doesn't know what puzzle he's building anymore.
Ten Days in Budapest by storiesfortravellers - Natasha and Clint are guarding a man who needs their protection. At first Natasha is suspicious of him, but she doesn't think anyone could play a role this well for this long.
Five Times Hit-Girl Sent Fan Mail to Natasha Romanov by storiesfortravellers - 5 fan emails that Hit-Girl sent to the Black Widow.
Different Kinds of Conversations by telm_393 - He is and is not James Buchanan Barnes, and he doesn't know what to do about it.
Regulation Hairstyles by sath - Soviet heroes were always clean-shaven.
Muscle Memory by spiderine - He has never done this before. He has done this countless times. The body remembers what the mind does not.

The Dark Knight Trilogy
bridge listening
Many dark fics here, so heed the author warnings.

Where There's Life by pagination - Done for tdkr-kink prompt. AU Dark Knight Rises ending. Talia dies. Bane lives, and retreats into the sewer with what's left of his army and two guests: Jim Gordon and John Blake. Where there's life, there's hope. Or so they say.
Blake's Corollary by pagination - Done for tdkr-kink prompt. If there are any two men less likely to share their toys than Bane and Bruce, John doesn't want to meet them. Also? John is not a toy, goddammit.
Red Beard by macabre - Set during Gotham's occupation: John Blake has no one to rely on, but that doesn't mean a savior doesn't arise once or twice.
No Holds Barred by Whisky (whiskyrunner) - Talia brings Bane a gift in the form of fiery detective John Blake, intending to watch Bane break him -- but Bane likes John's spirit too much to try and quench it, and is too head-shy about sex to use him in the way Talia wants. Too bad John thinks he's a psychopath.
between my teeth by misgivings - "Tell me, is it enough that you are alive, or would you prefer to live?”
Adveniat Regnum Tuum - Thy Kingdom Come by anonymous - RobinHood!Au where Blake is Robin Hood, Talia is Prince John, Bane is the Sheriff of Nottingham, Bruce is King Richard.
Performance Art by akelios - Bane lays claim to Blake, and Gotham.
for those who cast no spark by akelios - John isn't on the streets long before he gets picked up.
music for his banquet by anonymous - Eames has some serious issues, like violent and angry issues. Normally Eames does a pretty good job of not letting this affect his life/behavior but in his subconscious these issues manifest in a projection he knows as Bane. Lost in Eames mind Arthur accidentally wanders into Bane's domain.
needs must when the devil drives by sibilantly - "John hates that it’s come to this. He really does."

So, I wrote a little something...
Title: Hello, My Name Is ARTHUR
Author: carekogunyel
Type: gen
Word Count: 1800
Characters/Pairings: unrequited!Eames/Arthur (technically)
Warnings: Light violence.
Summary: Arthur's unruly projections and reluctant trip to his high school reunion.
Author's Notes: Written for inception_kink for this prompt.

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Tom Hardy
The Incepted Bride: C. Nolanstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure by jibrailis - Inception meets Princess Bride. No one escapes unscathed.
A Cafe, Somewhere by schmevil - Arthur, repression, and the immediate aftermath of Mal's death.
Stepping Sideways Into the Underground by toujourspret - The team takes a case that's different from the usual case: extract the location of a serial killer's last victim. Ariadne finds herself inside the murderer's mind, lost in a twisted Wonderland where the only way out is in and the only way up is down. With the help of the team as various denizens of Wonderland and herself as Alice, Ariadne has to find the real Alice before the killer catches on. But is the killer really the only thing to worry about? In Wonderland, things are never quite what they seem.
those near and far wars by zarathuse - the gang have to extract information from a sci-fi geek. yes, it is every bit as ridiculous as it sounds.
Knock Down Drag Out Beat Down by starkraves - The first time Eames worked with Arthur and Cobb, he and the point man were obliged to beat the tar out of one another. A typical Eames meets the Wonder Twins fic wherein the forger and the point man don't exactly get on and things get a bit violent. Luckily, Eames is a smooth talker and his loyalty is flexible when rent is due.
you're loading up your gun by addandsubtract - arthur's backstory as a badass and relatively psychopathic assassin.

Supernatural: Drama
The Mountains In Reply by 1shot - Castiel is standing six inches too far inside Dean's personal space, and the two of them are playing intenser-than-thou while Sam fidgets impatiently with the strap of his bag and thinks about how it's a hell of a lot drier inside the car. Post 5.07ish.

J2: Romance
Come Play With Me by lexzilla - Film geek Jared Padalecki is almost living the dream. He’s gone from excitable horror-convention-going fanboy to hot new cult film director in just five years. Now he has the budget, the studio and the stars. All he still needs to do is convince long forgotten B-movie actor Jensen Ackles that he wants to play the leading man in more than just his new movie and then it really will be 'happily ever after'. Of course, in life, just like in the movies, true love never runs smoothly...
The Jared Padalecki Untitled Project by sometimesophie - After Supernatural, Jensen and Jared aren't talking. But a film's a film and Jensen could really use the money.
Printer Error by flawedamythyst - Jensen has a little problem. Curse. Crack.

Dean Winchester
5 Ways Gothamites Saved Themselves (and others) by miarrow - Gotham citizens save themselves.

WE LOVE THE WOMEN FANDOM HATES WEEK - Day 4 (okay, not really)

Well, rl health problems win again. I wanted to do a lot more about Anna this week, but I wasn't able to track down the stuff I wanted to post.

I do have two great Anna fic recs:
Angel Radio by musesfool - "The world could end tomorrow."
Saving Grace by irony_rocks - When Lucifer arises, Anna is across the globe in the shambles of a tiny village outside Fallujah. This is just the beginning. The road ahead will be long and unforgiving.

I hope WE LOVE THE WOMEN FANDOM HATES WEEK proves a point. I frequently hear individuals comment about how "everyone" hates a certain female character, when that's only the individual's opinion. I even heard Jensen, Jared and Misha talking in an interview about how the female fans hate all the female characters because they hear the hateful comments. I was very embarrassed for my fandom. In reality, strong female characters have many fans in every fandom.


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