January 7th, 2016

3x3 eyes yakumo

Ex Libis by Hematitebadger (PG13)

Title: Ex Libris
Fandom: Haven
Pairing: Duke Crocker/Nathan Wuornos
Categories: slash, casefile, friendship, plot
Length: Epic, 74,814 words
Warnings: none

Author on Livejournal: hematitebadger
Author Website: HematiteBadger on AO3

Summary: Slay the monster, solve the riddle, save the princess. Fairy tales are straightforward except when they're not, and when a Trouble brings them to life in Haven, 'not' is the most likely outcome.

So Haven's run as a currently broadcasting fandom may well be over, but There Is Always Fan Fiction. And sometimes there is fanfiction like this, which could be an episode of the show, or an official novel of the show, if we just believed they might let that Slashy Thing between Nathan and Duke actually go somewhere.

Set back in season 3. Fairy tales are coming to life in Haven, Duke Crocker is owed a favour by a squirrel, and Audrey and Nathan have their work cut out running around trying to figure out the rules and fix the multiple different stories trying to play out within their abnormal little town. The author has made a real effort to stay as close to canon as possible barring the canon-divergence of the developments in the Duke/Nathan relationship, and if you haven't dipped a toe in Haven fandom before and are feeling the need for something to read after the finale, this is a good place to start.

Ex Libris
Rage Monster

Iron-Hard Man by Jaune_Chat (Nc-17)

Title: Iron-Hard Man
Fandom: Avengers MCU
Pairing: Tony Stark/Bruce Banner, Jarvis/Tony Stark/Bruce Banner
Categories: AU, Action/Adventure, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Length: Epic (54k)
Warnings: Lots of Smut,

Author on LJ: jaune_chat
Website: Jaune Chat's Ao3

Summary: In an AU where Tony chose to design and sell sex toys instead of weapons, he nevertheless manages to make something that grabs the attention of S.H.I.E.L.D. for a project called the Avengers Initiative. When he goes to meet the rest of his team, things are anything but smooth as they try to figure out why the "Toymaker" has been called in to help save the world.

Review: I've had this on my too list as soon as it is completed list for a while. I love the whole premise, and any pairing/story that involves Jarvis being an all-knowing smart ass, goes on my too read list.

Tony decides as a teenager to give his dad a giant FU and go into sex toy design instead of weapons. This understandably changes a lot of his origin. No capture by the Ten Rings, no arc reactor.

This is where a lot of stories that change his backstory tend to loose me, but Juane_Chat did an amazing job thinking about all the different directions Tony's change in careers would effect things. And the ways that they wouldn't.

Rhodey is a badass cyborg, Pepper is still as in control as ever, and Tony still discovers iron man through his guilt and screwed up relationship with Stane, not because Stane sold him out, but because Stane never bothered to hide his double dealings from Howard's disgraced son.

And in the end, a more well adjusted version of Tony Stark is still needed to rescue the world and Bruce Banner.

While Tony is the star of the story, I love how Juane writes Bruce. His sarcastic, grumpy, angry, and still doesn't know how to take being bowled over by a personality like Tony's. In this world though, instead of offering Bruce a chance to try and stop all wars, Tony offers him a chance to feel good, try new things, and have a little 'stess relief' without having to be afraid of what the Hulk will do. And that is what gives the two of them and Jarvis such a great chance for a happy ending. One where they have more in their life than just a constant fight to save the world.

Iron-Hard Man

recs by chibifukurou,