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exclamation points! ([personal profile] aroceu) wrote in [community profile] fruitstand2017-07-29 01:53 pm
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Sampler

This is a list of fic that I wouldn't necessarily call my best (because what is objectivity), but more on the side of my favorites, except more coalesced and excluding original fiction, since I'm not posting that on the internet anymore. Put simply, it's the list of "if I wanted you to read my own fic, this is where I'd like you to begin" because, I mean, I have a lot of stories on my AO3 and it can be hard to navigate. And while all the fics I have up are there for one reason or another, sometimes my fics are simply better than others, you know?

It's important for me to note that I mostly write short-form fic, though it's not my specialty, just a commonality (and, if we're being honest, a comfort zone.) I am capable and have written long-form fic before, and this list is a decent mixture of both, I like to think.




The Social Network
Haikyuu!!
Harry Potter & Pokémon
Super Junior
Others
Hogwarts AUs


The Social Network


TSN is currently my main fandom a depressing several years later, which means that I'm mostly proud of everything I have up, which also means that the following is an extremely selective list. I mostly write Eduardo/Mark, but I like a number of other pairings and I anticipate still writing for them in the future, especially since I still have a handful of TSN friends who enable me regularly.

  1. That Nothing Can Tear [4000w] [Eduardo/Mark]
    In this world, your words are supposed to mark the moment you know you are in love with your soulmate. But Eduardo already has Facebook, has Mark - has long fallen in love with him, now. He doesn't need to feel the words to know it's true.
  2. a purveyor of tragedy, and all the things that follow [7000w] [Eduardo/Erica/Mark]
    Wearing your best poker face, you call his bluff. (No hearts were broken in the making of this long con.)
  3. as i lose the feeling in my fingertips [2000w] [Eduardo/Mark]
    You always leave me wanting more.


Haikyuu!!


Haikyuu was my main fandom from late 2014 to mid 2017, a good three years where I posted over 80 fics and wrote nearly 400k words (still not my most for a fandom.) I'm known for my niche interest in Oikawa/Sugawara perhaps the most prominently, but I've written for a variety of focuses because with such a vast ensemble, it's generally hard for me to just stick with one as a focus. Well, with sports anime anyway.

  1. Blind Spots [3000w] [Seijou gen, Hanamaki/Matsukawa]
    Hajime is a man of action. He is also in favor of other people being of action, meaning that while Hanamaki and Matsukawa are so obvious that even Watari is bemoaning how disgustingly cute they’re being, Hajime wants Matsukawa and Hanamaki to be their own men, and to be their own men of action.

    Oikawa is not like that.
  2. sport for our neighbors [1000w] [Ensemble gen]
    Kuroo thinks it's a brilliant plan to get the Karasuno team to recreate the Lizzie Bennett Diaries.

    Oikawa plays Caroline.
  3. Push and Pull [11000w] [Kageyama/Tsukishima]
    The one where Kageyama and Tsukishima can't be in different rooms if they don't want to die (or at least hurt each other), and Kageyama has feelings.
  4. Game Face [2000w] [Kenma/Hinata]
    "Hey, your game thing is green!" Kuroo grabs at it before Kenma can. "What are you playing? You have someone new at your gate? I don't see any gate."

    "Stop it," whines Kenma, pawing at him.

    Kuroo keeps it out of his reach. "Oh! That's the gate. Huh. It doesn't look like a gate. And—ooh, you StreetPassed Shoyo five times now! 'I'd like to visit your town'? What does that mean?"
  5. Far Between Victory [7000w] [Kageyama/Hinata]
    Hinata Shoyo moves in across the street before Tobio's third year of elementary school. Inevitably, they become friends.
  6. Good Stead [13000w] [Oikawa/Kuroo]
    "I am not using you," Tetsurou insists, but Oikawa laughs and waves him down, kicks his foot lightly with the tip of his shoe.

    "It's alright, I've already said yes," he says. "I'm curious to meet your friend who doesn't mind people showing up in jeans and a shirt to his wedding."

    And it occurs to Tetsurou, finally, that Oikawa's aiming to humiliate him.
  7. except the mornings after [6000w] [Oikawa/Sugawara]
    Koushi concludes that he's probably the best to handle Oikawa right now. He doesn't necessarily dread it, but Oikawa's now saying, "I'll be the best you've ever had," and Koushi decides that while the sober, competitive Oikawa on the volleyball court is a slightly different person, Koushi has the same small level of patience for each.
  8. once more, with feeling [2000w] [Kageyama/Hinata]
    "This is just like volleyball!" he exclaims. "The more we practice, the better we get!"

    "Yeah," says Tobio, although his mind kind of backtracks and reels at the more we practice because - what? Tobio just kind of wants to try kissing Hinata once.
  9. Bathroom Sharing For Dummies [4000w] [Oikawa/Sugawara]
    What happens after the love story - with more post-it notes, more bedrooms (than bathrooms), and more kisses and friends and of each other.
  10. golden hearted [5000w] [Kageyama/Hinata/Yachi]
    They live, together. Yachi watches them, together. (She does not notice them watching her back.)


Harry Potter & Pokémon


Harry Potter & Pokémon are what I call my permanent fandoms. I'm never really in them nor out of them; I like to write at least one fic for each per year. I've been writing for Harry Potter since technically 2003 (if self-inserts count) and Pokémon since technically 2010.

  1. What A Match We Make [8000w] [Draco/Harry]
    House elves are the bane of Draco’s existence. He will not put up with these shenanigans. And why does Potter keep appearing around every corner?
  2. Greyscale [9000w] [Draco/Harry]
    Draco keeps to himself and doesn't talk. This hasn't been a problem for him in school so far, until for some reason he catches the attention of Harry Potter. Then life takes a (pleasant) turn.
  3. Kings Tomorrow [14000w] [Gen]
    There's no such thing as magic, when you're the scum of the earth.
  4. The Seasons Ahead [10000w] [Black/White, Black/White/N]
    The reporters never asked him about N—it has never been about N, for them. White's face is open and interested. Or, the AU where instead of searching for N, Black spends his post-championship at the Gear Station in Nimbasa City.
  5. Self Destruction [3000w] [Gen]
    The Lake of Rage, and its friendly visitors.


Super Junior


Super Junior was my main fandom from late 2009 to the end of 2012, a good three years of over 200 fics (less than half of which are still publicly available) and over 500k words. Anyone who knows I was in Super Junior fandom knows that my niche was Kyuhyun/Yesung, so this list is primarily that, aside from the first fic which is my favorite otherwise. But this was also my first major fandom where I actively posted and wrote, which is why there is a sparse amount of fic that I actually like from it - and also why I deleted a lot of them, oops.

  1. No Matter What [39000w]
    Henry and Kibum first met just because they were the only Asian kids in class - but when they find out that they have more in common than they had thought, their friendship develops into something much deeper.
  2. cozy roses [1000w]
    They live in a house, two hours from the city. The house is big and spacious and much too classy for either of them, but they don't care.
  3. Where We Went Wrong [36000w]
    After Super Junior, Kyuhyun and Jongwoon live together, testing every possible limit to their relationship and watching as everything crumbles to pieces.
  4. together we'll get caught in the rain [4000w]
    underneath the surface, underneath the surface, the absence is threatening.
  5. married life [1000w]
    Kyuhyun's great, really.


Others


Below is a list of my favorite fic from a variety of different fandoms, some of which I've written a decent amount of fic for, or that the one listed is the only fic I've written for it. I tend to do better when I bounce between interests, writing inconsistently, and being a general disappointment, so it's not much of a surprise that there are numerous things on here. I really appreciate people who read things in my more ~obscure fandoms; focusing on one thing is hard for me.

  1. apple of my eye [13000w] [SM the Ballad]
    How Kyuhyun thinks he's hopelessly in love, joins a subgroup and takes advantage of Jonghyun.
  2. Better Alone [2000w] [Xiaolin Showdown]
    out there, tumbling and free
  3. by the way, [2000w] [Rugrats]
    party's on the porch (that's where we'll be)
  4. The Clearing [9000w] [Western Pop RPF]
    The monsters turned out to be just trees.
  5. Fortunate Ones [4000w] [Powerpuff Girls]
    Blossom is undefeated. She's also the top student in high school. Princess is determined to change that, though.
  6. Gap Theory [5000w] [The Hunger Games]
    What follows is the collapsing of the Games, a train ride back to District 12, and the piece of cloth in Katniss's hands. They tell her the sun has risen, but she can't see it past the fog. She is dead. She wishes she was.
  7. Giant [2000w] [One Direction]
    Harry reaches up to grab things from high places, that's it, that's the story (also it may or may not be the boys' faults.)
  8. go back to yesterday [1000w] [Alice in Wonderland]
    Alice is told to behave like a lady from the age of five, and does.

    At twelve, it still doesn’t stop.
  9. Laws of Motion [8000w] [Book of Life]
    Joaquin doesn't like Maria. Which means he also doesn't like Manolo, because the way he feels about the two of them is pretty much the same.
  10. Open Water [14000w] [Free!]
    Rin takes Haruka to Australia. Haruka drowns in thoughts of Makoto.
  11. Placebo Effect [14000w] [South Park]
    Kyle doesn't know how to cope with Eric Cartman's death. Kenny wants to give Craig blowjobs.
  12. Sidewalk Cracks [1000w] [Misfits]
    You're him but at the same time you're not, because. Because you're in love with him.
  13. stay stay stay [4000w] [Teen Wolf]
    “So like, we,” says Isaac. “Are married? And woke up in the same bed?”

    (Scott and Isaac wake up married. A week later everyone else wonders why they still are.)
  14. take the cloud down [2000w] [Avatar: The Last Airbender]
    The days are waves in the sea.
  15. two in a crowded room while others fade away [23000w] [Miss A]
    In a world full of thrills and wonder, Jia loses sight of what's real.
  16. A Word From Our Sponsors [3000w] [Western Pop RPF]
    Veronica covers the speaker. “Inter-office romance drama,” she says. “As the only person who knows and cares enough to keep it under wraps, I have to take care of it.”

    “I’ll start on dinner,” says Perrie. She pulls on a pair of short black shorts and then hops downstairs, still only in her bra.

    Veronica sighs wistfully.
Special mention to Land Fishes for still being the only fic for No Breathing.



Hogwarts AU


I like to think Hogwarts AUs are my specialty. Given, I've only written a small amount of them so far; but integrating characters from different fandoms into the Harry Potter world is one of my favorite things to do. This is an almost-exhaustive list of all of them so far - and I do plan on writing more.

  1. you've got me moving too fast [7000w] [One Direction]
    everything you do is magic
  2. our love is strongest today [4000w] [Ouran High School Host Club]
    Tamaki and Kyouya are childhood friends; but that doesn't stop them from being respectively sorted into Gryffindor and Slytherin. They decide to make a club to tighten inter-House relationships.
  3. birds of a [6000w] [Haikyuu!!]
    "The scary Ravenclaw Chaser," Kenma clarified, as Shoyo shifted on the bench. "I'm pretty sure he's trying to stare you down two ways to Sunday."

    (Hinata wants to be a professional Quidditch player when he grows up. Kageyama is the grumpy Ravenclaw Chaser Hinata manages to charm anyway, in ways more than one. Tsukishima makes obnoxious cameos.)
  4. Nest Together [4000w] [Haikyuu!!]
    Daichi is pursued by a Slytherin.