February Fic Recs, 2018

On February 10th, 11th, and 12th, you’re invited to rec your favourite fics, from the all time faves to the WIPs you’re currently enjoying.

I went through my bookmarks on ao3 from 2017 and picked out some fics.
Most of these aren’t Yogs/Hats, because I wanted to showcase fics outside of that fandom as well.  There are lots and lots that I’m certain I’ve forgotten. If you’ve written in the same fandom I do- thank you for sharing your work. I hope to see more in the coming year, but if not, you and your work are still appreciated all the same. So, thanks!

The fandoms I’m actively reading in are Yogs/Hats and Critical Role. But I read anything that interests me in pretty much any other fandom, whether I’ve seen content from it or not. Find something you think I’d like? Feel free to rec me it down below, or on Discord or something.

Fics are sorted alphabetically by title. Summaries are italicized, and my comments are in parentheses. Archive Warnings will be listed where applicable, otherwise, there are none. Mind the tags, and happy reading ^^!

(Edit: fixed links, sorry!)


All The Way To Your Door by kyluxtrashcompactor
Fandom: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)
Pairing: Armitage Hux/Kylo Ren
Rating: E
Fake/Pretend Relationship, Hurt/Comfort, Implied/Referenced Character Death, Wakes & Funerals, A Lot of Irish People Getting Drunk, Alternate Universe – Modern Setting, Friends to Lovers, Sharing a Bed

Six months ago, Armitage Hux fabricated a fiancé, never expecting to have to drag him to a funeral in Georgia, pretending to be something they weren’t. The problem was, Ben Solo was everything Hux had ever wanted.
Ben Solo had hidden his love for his roommate for years, thinking that someone as perfect as Hux would never want a broken soldier like him. But he was wrong.
Sometimes you have to tell a lie to find the truth.

(real and raw and beautiful. layered characters who work through their issues, and try to get things right.)



Find Your Destinya by threeplusfire
Graphic Depictions of Violence
Gen/Slow Burn Troffy,
Alternate Universe – Fantasy, sword and sorcery, magical impairments, Blood, Monsters, Magical Quests, Dragons, Slow Burn, Bisexual Male Character

Alec Smith is a wandering adventurer who enjoys his vagabond life, roaming from place to place in search of excitement and riches. Everything changes when he rescues a mysterious sorcerer in the woods, drawing Alec into a dangerous quest that will take him farther than he’s ever been before. All their skills are tested against monsters, spirits and even a dragon! As they try to break the powerful curse, Alec discovers his own destiny in an unlikely place.

(This made me fall in love with fantasy stories again. This swooping, descriptive world full of magic and dragons and wonder. And it grew with these characters and their pining, and the representation of queer characters throughout. There’s a chance it could be a bigger story- turned into a novel, so go support the author if you like what you see.)


n’est-ce pas? by antineutrinos
Vampires, Blood, Religion, Death, Biting, Blood Drinking

“Are you repenting, brother?”
“Repenting,” Smith says. He looks at his hands, looks at the crucifix of Jesus on the wall. Looks at the priest. “I suppose I am.”

(I absolutely love vampires, and this was such a classic yet different take on them. Brooding Smith, torn and yet resigned in a dark way to the life- unlife?- he has.)


Sometimes All You Can do is Run by SecretShadowDust
Running, Angst, Non-Sexual Intimacy, Depression, Mental Illness, Eating Disorders

There are times when Trott finds himself caught in the moments when the sun is not yet rising and the moon hangs just above the dip of the horizon, the times when you catch yourself pondering whether it’s too early or too late. These are the times Trott often finds himself cherishing, running alongside the sunrise, basking in the gentle glow of the first glimpses of sunlight.
I really like writing running scenes and angst.

(This one is difficult because of how true and hard it rings on the topics. Mental health is never easy, and this fic captures that struggle in such a simple and poetic way.)


Dead Reckoning:

sic transit gloria mundi by threeplusfire
Graphic Depictions Of Violence, Major Character Death
High Rollers: Dead Reckoning (Dungeons & Dragons Campaign)
Blood Magic, Death curse, Heterosexual Sex, Canon-Typical Violence

After the final battle of Dead Reckoning, Tarin fulfills his bargain with Lilith for freedom from the Death Curse.

(Sooooo maybe this is a niche fandom, and a niche fic that was pretty much written because Three and I wanted it hahahah. But I have to recommend it, because it really is well done. A weary, Tempus-aligned battle-priest makes a deal with a succubus- that in exchange for her removing a death curse from him he will have sex with her to produce a child. That child will, of course, be a cambion, and raised to be the new ruler of the underworld. And you can’t go wrong with “fuck yeah I’m alive after this arduous battle, and not gonna die” sex with a hot, sassy succubus, either. *shrug* at least, I think so.)



Pull Me Off of My Knees by poprocks
Guardians of the Galaxy
Peter Quill/Gamora
Oral Sex, Femdom, Rope Bondage, Aftercare

Patience has kept her alive. Patience has made her an impeccable killer. And patience helps her keep Peter Quill in line.

(There is not enough Femdom Peter/Gamora, and not enough well-written Femdom, and this does it so, so well <3.)



Crumbs by sabinelegrande
Critical Role: Season 2
Dom/sub, Threesome, Maledom, Rough Sex, Oral Sex, Pastries, Dirty Talk

After all, he wouldn’t kick them out of bed for eating crackers.


Favor Fire by ladyofrosefire
Critical Role: Season 2
Caleb/Mollymauk; Mollymauk/Orna
BDSM, Wax Play, Needles, Fire, Safewords, Voyeurism, Light Bondage, Misuse of Find Familiar, Risk Aware Consensual Kink, Painplay

Caleb was keeping an eye on Molly while he said his goodbyes. He was not expecting what he sees when Molly goes to Orna’s tent.
Set at some convenient point between solving the mystery and Molly and Yasha leaving the circus with the Disaster Brigade


Pack Animals by inadistantworld
Critical Role: Season 2
Werewolves, Backstory, Beginning of a Found Family, Vignette

They found each other through accident or destiny. Or maybe just because wolves are pack animals.
They didn’t find each other because of their shared condition, nobody knew their new travelling companions were also werewolves until the first full moon where they all shifted together.
Well, almost all of them.
Or the fic where everyone but Travis-I mean Fjord-is a werewolf and he really wants to be one too.

(A beautiful little story, perfectly capturing each character.)


something good, something strange by nighimpossible
Critical Role: Season 2
Sensory Deprivation, Voyeurism, Choking, Hand Jobs, Misuse of Find Familiar

Caleb shifts his vision into Frumpkin and flies the familiar a little closer, his small bird feet wrapping around a sapling nearby. Fjord looks into the trees and gives the sparrow a small nod before pressing a small kiss to the back of Caleb’s neck. It is an achingly soft gesture, one that Caleb does not know how to parse.
And then Caleb is lost to sensation.


The Call of the Running Tide by LorettaFryingPan
Critical Role: Season 2
Backstory, Sailing, Warlock Pacts

Before the devil toad, before Trostenwald, before Jester and Beau, there was a tavern in Port Damali.


The Right Tools by sabinelagrande
Critical Role: Season 2
Dom/sub, Rope Bondage, Suspension Bondage, Biting, Threesome, Maledom, Face-Fucking

Fjord finds exactly what he’s looking for. On multiple levels, really.

(Bits of worldbuilding added to a spicy and well-written fic. Yessss rope bondage!)


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