Tags: fest: unusual bearings

Anya final stand, S7

Thursday recs: fics for meeeeee

My "to rec" tag is a real hodge podge right now, and also I've worked hard today and have yet to finish reading and commenting on all the recently-revealed exchange fic I want to, sooooo today I am cheating and reccing things people have given TO ME in the past two weeks. :3

MCU
at the breath of darkness by [archiveofourown.org profile] saiditallbefore
Jane/Valkyrie, Sunless Sea fusion, 1k. This is a delightful romp in which Jane is a hapless scientist-captain and Valkyrie is her mysterious gunnery officer who always wears a sword for some reason. Hot and with great use of Sunless Sea backdrop for flavor. From We Die Like Fen.

Cookie Clicker
Cookies Aren't a Sometimes Food by [archiveofourown.org profile] tuesday
OMC/OMC stuffing/belly kink porn, 1k. Technically written for/gifted to my obviously very sneaky sock. Look, if there is any canon ever that was crying out for fic written for this kink, it was this one, and the use of worldbuilding is absolutely delightful. Also from WDLF.

Oasis RPF - GUYS. Last year at this time this fandom had ZERO exchange presence, and in the past two weeks I have received THREE fics, by three different authors. I am so happy. ;___; And there's another one in the Unusual Bearings collection that wasn't even gifted to me!

You're Twisting My Melon, Man by [archiveofourown.org profile] darkrosaleen
Liam/Noel, 1k. Weed with h/c and first-time incest sex. An excellent set of tags on this one. This was my smut4smut fic!

Turn My Face to the Wall by ~anon (look if this isn't who I think it is I will be VERY surprised)
Liam/Noel, 4k. A while after the breakup, Noel turns up pregnant, and then Liam turns up on his doorstep. Hot and funny and intimate, with sneaky bits of sweetness. Also pregnant sex. :3 From Unusual Bearings.

you and I are going to live forever by [archiveofourown.org profile] StripySock
Liam/Noel, 2k. Cocaine and messy character dynamics and a first-time kiss. I apparently lured StripySock into the fandom by the power of my signup, which seems only fair, since that's how I got here, too. I am delighted by this development and also by this fic, which has a great narrative voice. From WDLF. Crossposted from Dreamwidth. Comments welcome over there. (comment count unavailable DW replies)
Anya final stand, S7

fannish happenings

In case you haven't, be sure to check out last week's Thursday recs post, where lots of people recced cool-looking things in a wide variety of fandoms. :)

I've been busy with writing and exchanges recently. Smut4Smut went live on Saturday, and I have a fic in that. I'm still working on leaving my final comments on the collection. Also, someone gave me Oasis fic. 🥰

Unusual Bearings fics are due to go live on Friday, and I have a fic there also. And finally I have a fic that's almost done and will be posted to the latest round of We Die Like Fen, deadline tbd, because it's that kind of exchange.

I'm telling myself that's it for exchanges. I have an Oasis fic I've been daydreaming FOR MONTHS that I'd really like to actually write (...not least because I've already commissioned art for it). It seems like every time I have an exchange-free period I stop writing at all, but maybe my art will motivate me!!

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Anya final stand, S7

Unusual Bearings!

The collection is live! I have a fic in there which I will talk about more after author reveals next week. In the meantime I got TWO lovely MCU fics:

Apart - Heimdall/Thor, 1.4k. Really lovely post-Ragnarok fic where Thor (and a bunch of other people) turns up pregnant, and Heimdall assumes it has nothing to do with him. I love the relationship between them, and the Heimdall characterization is A+.

In Good Hands - Bucky/Shuri, 3.5k. AU where HYDRA impregnates the Winter Soldier as an experiment, and he escapes to Wakanda. A lot of really neat tidbits of Winter Soldier/Bucky characterization as Bucky slowly comes back to himself, and the relationship with Shuri s very sweet.

I also have some recs for other things in the collection!
In the Interest of Honesty - MCU, Bucky/Loki, 2k. They're in an arranged marriage for reasons, and Bucky turns up pregnant due to past HYDRA modifications. The voices and dynamic here is really great - quiet and sweet.

The Capitoline Wolf - Percy Jackson, Percy/Nico, 8k. Percy and Nico go on a hunt for Artemis's favorite stuffed animal, and Percy ends up pregnant. I don't even go here, but the narrative voice in this fic was extremely engaging, and the emotional dynamics were satisfying.

Artificial Gravity - original work, f/f a/b/o, 18k. Ash is an alpha with past sexual trauma who gets paired with omega Riley as part of the breeding program to repopulate humanity. This is mind-meltingly hot f/f heat porn set IN SPACE with enough feelings to make me tear up. And then later, once Riley is pregnant, they have to CUDDLE a lot for REASONS. Tropey and hot as hell.

Crossposted from Dreamwidth. Comments welcome over there. (comment count unavailable DW replies)
Anya final stand, S7

stuff on Monday

* [community profile] fancake's theme of the month is "Pre-AO3 fic" (including fic that is now posted to AO3), sooooo calling all my Buffy and SPN friends! Go forth and rec your old favorites!

* Got my [community profile] unusual_bearings assignment! I have 200 words of something already, just this morning, but I don't know that it really fits with the kind of thing my recip wants. That's okay; this is just the brainstorming stage.

* I've been pootling along poking at an undisclosed WIP and also something for the recent Porn Battle thing, whose deadline I just realized I have already missed. Oh well. I'm already half-done with the thing, so I will probably finish it. It's... kind of far out of my usual wheelhouse, I feel.

* Speaking of the Porn Battle thing, some people wrote stuff for my prompts! Specifically this fill and this fill for Fallen London by [archiveofourown.org profile] CandlesInTheWell and this MCU Valkyrie/Heimdall fic by [archiveofourown.org profile] inlovewithnight

Crossposted from Dreamwidth. Comments welcome over there. (comment count unavailable DW replies)
Anya final stand, S7

Dear Unusual Bearings Author

Dear Author,

I’m really excited to do this exchange for the first time, because as you might be able to tell by what follows, I really, really love mpreg. It is my FAVORITE. I’m very excited that you are going to be writing some for me! ! I’ll be honest, part of the appeal of this exchange was finally having an excuse to write about all my mpreg preferences and feelings in excruciating detail, so brace yourself. :D

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Anya final stand, S7

Unusual Bearings noms close soon!

Heads up, if you're thinking of participating in Unusual Bearings, nominations close tonight! The tag set is here. This is an exchange for any kind of pregnancy except "cis dude has PIV sex with cis gal and she gets pregnant." So, mpreg, fpreg, aliens did it, magic did it, monsters did it, evil scientists did it - you have MANY options.

It's a small-ish exchange, though, so if you have things you want to request or offer, chances are you will need to nominate them yourself, or they won't be there.

Crossposted from Dreamwidth. Comment here or there. (comment count unavailable DW replies)
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things to write for

The fills post is up for body talk, the Porn Battle-style porn comment fest. Lotta good fandoms there for the browsing. *eyes*

[community profile] unusual_bearings: nominations are open! I'm still dithering between this and Smut Swap, to the point that I went to sleep thinking about Rey/Kylo Ren mpreg and had a very plotty Reylo dream where they were engaged, both he AND his parents (not Han or Leia) were secretly evil, and also there was a lot of talk about chestnuts. Seriously, like, whole discussions about candied chestnuts and recipes therefor.

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Anya final stand, S7

a smattering of things

* I'm having a really great time talking to people about horror, and I have gotten so many great-looking recs. I feel like I could happily spend the next two months doing nothing but hunting down recs from that post and watching them.

* I'm contemplating [community profile] smutswap (multi-fandom porn exchange) and [community profile] unusual_bearings (multi-fandom exchange for non-PIV pregnancies). I definitely should not do both. I've already nominated a bunch of stuff for Smut Swap because I can't help myself, but I do also have a bunch of canons I want mpreg for, so an all-mpreg signfup for Unusual Bearings is extremely appealing. Meanwhile I'm seeing talk for [community profile] fandom5k, which I've always been intrigued by but too busy for. HMM.

* I bought Sunless Sea in the Steam sale, so I guess I will finally give that a shot. However, I gather that it actually requires a certain degree of skill, and one of the things I've always liked about Fallen London is that it requires ZERO skills. So we will see.

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