MULTIFANDOM FIC RECS
You can find previous rec lists on my fic recs tag.
Jane Foster’s High School Reunion, by Niobium. 4000 words, Jane/Thor gen. Cute fic where Thor accompanies Jane to her high school reunion.
The Hitch a ride on the back of a butterfly series, by torakowalski. 35,000 words, Phil Coulson/Clint Barton. Fantastic canon-style fic where Phil Coulson is a woman and she and Clint are married with a kid. The longer fic takes place during the Avengers, but there’s a shorter prequel about how they got together.
Hey, Ho, by Thuvia Ptarth. WONDERFUL FANVID. WATCH THIS. I madse sure to include this in my article about Captain America fandom and political/cultural worldbuilding because it’s a perfect example of really great fanvidding.
Where all Ladders Start, by emungere. Will/Hannibal, 43,000 words. I don’t read much Hannibal fic because I’m super picky in this particular fandom, but this fic really manages to capture the tone of the show, especially Will and Hannibal’s metaphor-laden conversation style. Make sure to check warnings though: obviously this is pretty dark stuff, but asl long as you’re OK with that, I highly recommend this fic. I sent it to a couple of Hannibal fandom friends the other day and one of them read it twice in one sitting, as in all 43,000 words. It’s that good.
Attack on Titan/Shingeki no Kyojin
Audacity, by Shoi. Levi/Erwin, 126,000 words. This is still a WIP, and I think I’ve recced it before, but I’d definitely recommend reading it now rather than waiting for it to be finished. The author updates regularly and it’s currently up to a non-cliffhanger-y section, making now an ideal time to catch up and subscribe. There’s a ton of fantasic worldbuilding in this story, and both Levi and Erwin are characterised in a way that fits perfectly with the anime, but also builds on canon characterisation and backstory hints in really interesting and believable ways. Long, plotty, and exciting. Highly recommended.
No Fare, by PrettArbitrary. 2000 words, gen. A smart AU of the first episode, wherein John doesn’t meet Sherlock with Mike Stamford after all.
Person of Interest
Total Knee Arthroplasty, anonymous, gen. GENIUS story about New York medical professionals responding to the sudden influx of John Reese-related kneecap injuries. What an ideal fanfic concept for this fandom.
Do Not Disturb, anonymous, gen. Basically: what on earth were Finch’s employees thinking during the pilot episode, when Finch got them to kidnap homeless Reese and tie him to a bed in some random hotel room??
Dangerous If Unbound, by astolat, 24,000 wrods, Finch/Reese. I assume that everyone in Person of Interest fandom is already subscribed to astolat on AO3, but on the offchance that you missed this fic, READ IT. It’s an interesting new interpretation of the various soulbonding and d/S AU universes floating around fandom, and I can personally verify that it’s a very well-written and emotionally engaging read, even if you’re not personally a fan of that kind of trope universe.
Clepsydra, by Luchia. 76,000 words, Enjolras/Grantaire. This is the sequel to Gnomon, which is THE fanfic in Les Mis fandom. You have to read Gnomon. It’s fucking amazing. The series is a modern-day AU where the revolutionaries from Les Mis are freedom-fighters/terrorists, so for obvious reasons it’s a pretty fucked-up story, but it doesn’t require any real knowledge of Les Miserables in any format, and it’s a great read if you enjoy a lot of emotional torment, pining, etc.
Welcome to Night Vale
run, run, fast as you — , by branwyn. 99,000 words, Carlos/Cecil. I recced this before, but it was still a WIP then, and now it’s finished. This was originally a fic about Carlos escaping an abusive ex/coworker by moving to Night Vale, but by the end it was much, much more. It’s the most popular Night Vale fic on AO3, for good reason.