Feb. 5th, 2013

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If you ever ever click the Teen Wolf tag on AO3 you will discover in about 3.2 seconds that Teen Wolf is up to their eyeballs in WIPs. I've been following about 20. Yesterday I started another 6. I decided on the following:

Murphy's Law of Teen Wolf WIPS

  • It's been so long since the last chapter that when the new chapter starts with: 'Ten days later Derek is still furious' you have about 20 different plots run through your head as to WHY he's furious before you finally give up and re-read previous chapters.

  • Summary is the greatest idea ever; author is that one person you'd sworn off after they abandoned their millionth WIP.

  • You find a WIP that you'd never seen before, summary looks really interesting and OMG! It’s now complete! 27/27 chapters… you are tingling with hope. Then Scott is called a dumbass, a bad friend and basically the reason for everything shitty in Stiles life, all within the first 2 paragraphs. -_-

  • You are 17 chapters in and you realize you honestly don't give shit any longer.

  • You've been following along and loving it and the last chapter finally got posted. You can barely breathe until you start reading and WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT?

  • Fic starts awesomely amazing. Best best best thing. Give me all the WORDS!!! Current status --->1/? Last updated: 3 months ago.

that said... I can't can't can't give them up because there exists the rare glorious beast: the perfect wip. [not to be mistaken with the perfect fic, which is a whole different topic]. The perfect wip is lovely to read, leaves you thinking about it for the days in between updates. It sinks into your mind and you dream about it, thinking of the ways the next scene will go... it becomes a living breathing part of you until that last chapter is posted and you utter a satisfied sigh because yes yes yes the author came through. YES! Damn that was good. *wipes brow*

It's a completely different experience then reading a fic in one sitting, devouring and moving on to the next.

anyway... while we are on the topic, here's a WIP that is now complete and left me very very happy.

Gravity's Got Nothing on You by zosofi
Derek/Stiles | 83k | NC-17
Summary: “Three weeks,” Derek says.

“Still don’t want to,” Stiles says.

“I’ll pay you,” Derek says, and that… that has Stiles interested. Alf’s Antique’s may be a great job, but it’s not a high-paying job, and half of Stiles’s tuition is coming from financial aid, so…

“How much,” Stiles asks, “are we talking here? Because I know your family, dude. And it’ll be kind of awkward after.“

“My family thinks you’re some sort of fucking gift to the world,” Derek seethes, like he’s jealous, “they’ll probably be pissed at me when we break it off, so don’t worry about that. Five hundred bucks.”

“A thousand,” Stiles says, because screw ethics. Also, the Hale family is loaded. Derek can deal.

Pretend boyfriends/no-Hale fire AU. The rest of the world stays intact (ie: Scott is still bitten, Scott/Stiles and best friends, and also have good relations with the Hale pack). This is set outside of Beacon Hills, in a college town where Scott, Stiles and Derek all attend school. When Laura comes for a visit, Derek has to scramble to find a boyfriend and Stiles is conveniently there. Beyond the pretend boyfriend awesome ust stuff they is a great magic!wtf! subplot. This fic is funny and hot. A really charming read.

Merlin Rec!

Feb. 5th, 2013 11:22 am
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Once Upon A Dream by [livejournal.com profile] corkart Merlin/Arthur

Nine Weddings and a Funeral by giselleslash
Merlin/Arthur | 11k | Nc-17
Merlin and Arthur keep meeting at a series of weddings.
Merlin and Arthur share a circle of friends who are all in 'marrying fever'. Good thing they found the best way to entertain themselves during those long, boring weddings: trying to get into each others pants. Funny, silly, fluffy and hot. This is such a great, fun read. *happy sigh*


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