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Anya final stand, S7

Thursday recs: hockey

It's that time of the week again! \o/ This week I bring you a handful of hockey fic recs.

The Mortifying Ordeal of Being Dylan Strome by [archiveofourown.org profile] LottieAnna
Dylan Strome/Cody Ko, 10k. Cody's making videos and living his life until someone claiming to be a hockey player slides into his DMs, begging Cody to go to a wedding as his fake boyfriend. I'd never heard of YouTuber Cody Ko and had to google him after, but that didn't diminish my enjoyment of this fic at all. I really enjoyed how a big part of the story is Cody working out what his theoretical not-quite-straightness might mean for him in practice. And of course there's also a romance. :')

my hands they shake, my head it spins by [archiveofourown.org profile] inlovewithnight
Brett Connolly/Aaron Ekblad, 25k. D/s AU where Aaron has got some serious trauma from being the team whipping boy under the previous coach, and Brett just wants to be a good bro and a good dom. I really enjoy D/s AUs where people still have agency, regardless of their dynamic, and where people are messy and don't always fit into the universe's neatly labeled categories; this fic is a great example of both. I also reeeeeally enjoyed how thrown off Brett is by the vanilla sex, and how kinky it feels to him to have sex where nobody's getting hit or bitten or restrained. Also I am, as always, a huge sucker for stories about people trying to take care of other people.

You're the One That I Want by [archiveofourown.org profile] thehoyden
Sid/Geno, 16k. Royalty AU where Prince Sid goes to work at a hockey camp for a summer, pretending to be just a normal dude, and has a fling with a leggy Russian grad student. If you need a tropey warm-fuzzy romance fic this week, this one's a winner. The identity porn is very good, and the feelings are great. ;_;

untitled watersports by anonymous
Sid/Geno, one-shot. I love the intimacy of this kinkmeme fill and the taboo-exploding deliberateness of the wetting. Hits my buttons just right in a way few fics do for this kink.

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Anya final stand, S7

Thursday Recs: Hockey

I only remembered this today because [personal profile] lucifuge5 posted theirs, so, in between my Trick or Treat Exchange reading, I am posting these! We have TWO recent rarepair hockey fics by favorite authors of mine. <3

Say When by [archiveofourown.org profile] dadvans
Mackinnon/Crosby/Andy O'Brien, 23k. In which 19-year-old Nate Mackinnon discovers that his idol is secretly gay married to their shared personal trainer, and has a lot of feelings about it, including a lot of pants feelings. Dadvans is always tops at writing sex that's really grounded in physical detail and grody reality, and this has that in spades. The slow burn sexual tension is delicious, and the undercurrent of repressed gay feelings is also great.

better want what you wish for by [archiveofourown.org profile] inlovewithnight
Jack Johnson/Erik Gudbranson, 12k. In which two journeyman defenseman on the wrong side of their peak find some pleasure in each other for a while. Oh look, more repressed gay feelings! This fic is great if you like those, but also great if you like stories about people oppressed by the sense of their own failure, without any way of changing it. Put that way, it sounds depressing, but this fic honestly feels very sweet and hopeful, without telling the story of any kind of grand romance.

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Anya final stand, S7

hockey recs #28

Do these even deserve the tag "proper recs post" when there are only two fics? Well, that's the pace at which I'm reading hockey these days, so here we are. There was going to be an MCU post this week, but it's going to be long, and I already missed the "Thursday" part of Thursday recs, so the MCU post waiting for next week.

Hip Mobility by [archiveofourown.org profile] pinetreelady
Sid/Geno, 7k. Sid invites Geno up to Cole Harbour to train--apparently only to train, despite their previous tentative steps towards a relationship. I loved the feelings in this, the fact that they're both feeling uncertain about the status of their relationship and unsure how to proceed. I can get frustrated with miscommunication plots sometimes, but this communication struggle feels so organic and human.

Blue Flowers Blooming by [archiveofourown.org profile] AetherSeer
Parayko + Blues gen, 1.5k. NHL players have flowers where their dicks used to be, and sometimes they flower. Sometimes that means a player gets knocked up, if he's not careful. This was recced to me as "weird but cute," and tbh that is one of my favorite combos, so this fic worked GREAT for me. I am fascinated by Colton's floral genitalia, and I love his miserable declaration that he is "blooming."

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Anya final stand, S7

hockey recs #27

Some Thursday recs for your fourth of July. I don't read that actively in hockey fandom anymore, so this trio of recs is a real hodgepodge. Also, just a reminder that all my recs may also be found on my Pinboard, which you can do a little bit of filtering/searching on.

ART: Waiting Game by [archiveofourown.org profile] only_blue
Sid/Geno, NSFW. A whole collection of art pieces hinting at a very intriguing story involving werewolves, tattoos, and hockey. I really love this artist's style.

Wants and Needs by [archiveofourown.org profile] saintroux
Sid/Geno, 20k. Inconveniently, Geno's going into heat just before Worlds, and to his surprise, Sid flies to Slovakia to help him out. This is a/b/o with just the right ratio of heat porn to crunchy feelings. Very satisfying.

the other thing by [archiveofourown.org profile] cornfields
Benn/Seguin, 27k for series. Tyler is definitely not gay; he just fucks men sometimes. Somehow I have never recced this two-part series before, but it's a really emotionally devastating portrait of internalized homophobia, with some hope at the end.

lay all your love on me by [archiveofourown.org profile] girlmarauders
McDavid/Strome, 5k. Captains who don't make it to the playoffs have to spend the first part of their offseason incubating eggs. This is the delicious absolutely fucking absurd porn entry of the recs post, and omg it so good. It is every fucking thing I want in oviposition porn + belly kink aftermath. If you like those things, you will love this.

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Anya final stand, S7

hockey recs #26

FYI I have made all my recs public on Pinboard. Those should go all the way back through most of my time in SPN fandom, although probably there's not much from my Buffy days, since I didn't have a Pinboard then.

The Good Spot by [archiveofourown.org profile] downjune
Murray/Rust, 7k. There's no high concept here, this is kind of just a bi guy and a gay guy working through their respective issues together regarding their sexuality. Honestly this might be my favorite June fic in years, because so much about it hits so close to home. Just feels very real and human to me.

Indelible by [archiveofourown.org profile] downjune
Murray/Rust, 18k. A soulmark AU where Matt is the only gay guy in the locker room, and the only guy who doesn't ever get soulmarks, and sometimes he's grateful for that combo and sometimes not so much. A fic about what happens when intimacy issues run into someone who just loves everyone. Tropey and sexy and full of angsty feels, the downjune recipe. :D

untitled Sid/Geno soulbond AU by [tumblr.com profile] 7iris
Sid/Geno, one-shot. I would like to hear more about your feelings on Sid and Geno's soulbond and how it keeps amplifying their injuries and distance only makes it worse so they have to skip ASW. Angsty but with hope at the end. Delicious.

Okay by [archiveofourown.org profile] getoffmyhead
Sid/Geno, 2k. Post-sweep feels and getting-together. I really like the slow reveal of the history hanging over their heads. A very satisfying read after an unsatisfying postseason.

In Waking Life by [archiveofourown.org profile] sevenfists
Sid/Geno/Anna, 8k. DREAMSHARING. This is beautifully written. I love how walking into and out of someone's dreams is just a thing that happens, and I love how Sid and Anna's shared dreams have that perfect dream-like logic to them. This is a fic about secrets and intimacy and sharing parts of yourself with other people. Just really lovely.

only shooting stars by [archiveofourown.org profile] ghosthunter
Sid/Mat Barzal, 3k. Sid hits on Mat at the all-star game, and Mat just about loses his mind. Love seeing Sid as the pursuer, love Mat's hero-worshipping perspective. Also: hot.

mighta took the long way by [archiveofourown.org profile] silkstocking
Lehtonen/Niemi, 22k. In which Kari and Nemo get married way too young, fall apart, and come back together in Dallas. Lots of delicious repressed angst.

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hockey fic recs #25

Wow, twenty-five of these posts. Welp, I'm still working on clearing out the Pinboard "to rec" tag, so here's seven more.

Trespass by [archiveofourown.org profile] Maur
Sid/Geno, 13k. Geno dreamwalks, and Sid's kind of an anglerfish (but also kind of a Lovecraftian horror). Ultimately a romance, but with a lot of inventive worldbuilding and deliciously dark undertones that I really enjoyed.

Untitled S/G mpreg watersports by anon
Sid/Geno, one-shot. I enjoyed a lot of the fics for [tumblr.com profile] zhenyabest's Kinktober project, but this was probably my fav. Mpreg, bodily betrayal, and watersports, three of my favorite things.

and you're a strike of lightning by [archiveofourown.org profile] dadvans
Sid/Geno, 3.5k, Nightmare Before Christmas fusion. Geno moves to Chrismastown to play hockey, but sometimes it's a rough transition. I DO NOT EVEN LIKE THAT MOVIE, and this was still the fucking best. I love all the little worldbuilding details.

Art: sharp and sweet by [archiveofourown.org profile] flamingo_sex
Sid/Geno, bloodplay, borderline nsfw? Sweet and hot.

A Battle, a War by [archiveofourown.org profile] reginalds
Guentzel/OMC, Sid/Geno, 9k. Jake works through some personal identity stuff, and Sid helps. Kind of. I'm a huge sucker for stories about queer people in different stages of life helping each other figure their shit out, and this was a lovely example. <3

Just to see you smile by [archiveofourown.org profile] neveranygoodupthere
Dumoulin/Letang, 1k. Lemon ice and summertime and flirtiness. Very sweet fic for one of my favorite rarepairs.

Catbird by [archiveofourown.org profile] inlovewithnight
Ekblad + Panthers gen, 1k. Wingfic, preening, hurt/comfort. Just very sweet, quiet comfort during a bad season. <3

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