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    I was waiting on a moment

    But the moment never came

    All the billion other moments

    Were just slipping all away

    A retelling of the original 1972 manga (with other Good Shit from various other adaptions/canons that we like), but taking place in the 90s. Or perhaps there lies more to our story...?

    (The mikimiko isn't a side pairing in this, it's in your face.)

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    33,262
    Chapters:
    6/21
    Comments:
    40
    Kudos:
    111
    Bookmarks:
    18
    Hits:
    1036
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    Seoul, summer 1993.
    Jungkook is sick of his hell of a life, made of alcohol and too many cigarettes. For once, he listens to his doctor and picks up a new hobby, photography. He takes nothing else but his motorbike and his Polaroid and rides to a city far away.
    Here, he meets the 'Omelas Boys', a not-so dangerous gang of bikers, and Taehyung, a boy that paints sunflowers all day in the silence of an empty field, showered with the burning sun of June.

    // Or

    Jungkook learns that friends can be the best way to find his peace.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    80,382
    Chapters:
    10/31
    Comments:
    46
    Kudos:
    106
    Bookmarks:
    26
    Hits:
    1827
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    In the summer of 1991, the Cold War barriers are not the only walls that are falling. Roderich Edelstein, a burnt out musical virtuoso from Salzburg, Austria, is struggling to expand his horizons while studying abroad in Seville, Spain. That is, until he meets Señora Carmen Fernández Carriedo - a bold and talented flamenco dancer and fellow student kind enough to take pity on his poor language and dance skills while she plots out her own professional path. Faced with the certainty of their developing feelings for each other and the uncertainty of their surroundings and career paths, can these two kids keep pace with their industries and forge successful paths with their passions, musical or otherwise?

    Inspired and collaborated from a bunch of headcannons with schnano and originally based on their AU for Heart Strings and Boys in the Band.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    92,244
    Chapters:
    28/?
    Kudos:
    6
    Hits:
    70
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    In a world where the Romanov family flourished and continued to rule Imperial Russia, a young Romanov Grand Duchess begins a romance similar to the one shared by her great-great aunt and an orphan kitchen boy. Set between 1909-1929 and 1999-2017.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    11,201
    Chapters:
    4/?
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    20
    Bookmarks:
    2
    Hits:
    520
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    Hermione had never had much patience for Tom Riddle.

    Riddle was a model student, ostensibly, and most everyone could vouch for him being the nicest Slytherin that they knew, but Hermione had always felt that his polite demeanor was rather insincere. How nice could he be, really, if he cornered his friends in dodgy alleys and caused them inexplicable pain?

    (Or, Hermione follows the Muggle admonition that she keep her enemies closer a little too strictly to the letter.)

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    46,803
    Chapters:
    8/25
    Comments:
    40
    Kudos:
    89
    Bookmarks:
    25
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    It will still be another few hours until Yoongi wakes, the smaller man not interested in watching the sunrise like other hopeless romantics with nothing to lose. Hoseok resists the urge to laugh, knowing that he was one of those people once-- the kind that wanted to greet the sun like an old friend.

    Perhaps he was still that person, but now he roused before the dawn broke because he had no other choice.

     

    (or, Hoseok and Yoongi live out of cheap motels and sometimes their car, Hoseok works himself to the bone, and they're just trying to hold on for better days.)

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    2,446
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    28
    Hits:
    173
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    Eighteen-year-old Bell Zarcero had her first kiss at a high school party. Somehow, even her expectations weren't low enough.

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    Inspired by Drawbauchery's human AU.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    15,095
    Chapters:
    5/7
    Comments:
    59
    Kudos:
    69
    Bookmarks:
    6
    Hits:
    462
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    Two years. Two perspectives. Two boy band members secretly in love.

    It's kinda deadly, kinda sweet.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    2,560
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    6
    Kudos:
    53
    Bookmarks:
    5
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    The year is 1997. The man formerly known as Kyril Ren, having long escaped the clutches of the Solntsevskaya Bratva and settled into domestic life with his love, Irena, turns his eyes towards the future with excitement — and doubt.

    The year is ABY 37. The man who calls himself Kylo Ren doubts everything — himself most of all.

    As it turns out, the Force has a funny way of dealing with doubt.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    6,177
    Chapters:
    1/5
    Comments:
    116
    Kudos:
    147
    Bookmarks:
    47
    Hits:
    1792
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    Every Friday, through the thick blanket of cigarette smoke and the stench of stale beer, Sara knew that the girl with the messy mop of cherry-red hair would be there, under the stage lights.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,522
    Chapters:
    1/2
    Comments:
    6
    Kudos:
    7
    Hits:
    34
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    It's your favorite NCT high school!au set in the totally radical 90's: two rival gangs clash frequently, with the aftermath getting worse and worse by the day. Johnny just wants to be accepted by his dad and Ten just wants the Goon Squad to leave his friends alone. All of them are definitely, definitely, definitely totally 100% not gay.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    17,457
    Chapters:
    13/?
    Comments:
    32
    Kudos:
    56
    Bookmarks:
    5
    Hits:
    550
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    (Hiraeth (Welsh) – a homesickness for a home to which you cannot return, a home which maybe never was; the nostalgia, the yearning, the grief for lost places of your past.)

    The Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s: welcome to hell.

    As Rey grows up in a country which officially isn't at war, even though its consequences are felt everywhere, she forms a strong bond with Kylo, an odd young man whose personal involvement in the conflict may run deeper than it seems. Years go by, the war rages on and the political plots thicken, and Rey must learn the difference between idealism and doing the right thing, discovering the price of personal happiness.

    Also known as "what happens when you take the Star Wars plot and put it in a real place, in a real time, in a real war." Comes with lots of swearing, awkward flirting, old characters in new roles, angst, feels, drama, fluff, all-round Slavic shenanigans, and references to some pretty cool music.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    40,635
    Chapters:
    11/?
    Comments:
    180
    Kudos:
    177
    Bookmarks:
    38
    Hits:
    1806
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    Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson, Tony Stark, Bucky Barnes, James Rhodes, Carol Danvers, Valkyrie Parrington, Natasha Romanoff, and T'Challa Udaku find themselves in The East Village of New York City in the 90's.

    Sex, drugs, nightlife, money trouble, love, and life under the shadow of the AIDS epidemic. AU loosely based off of the musical & 2005 film RENT.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    3,716
    Chapters:
    1/?
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    3
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    102
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    Lost and lonely while studying in Paris, Antonio soon finds himself getting involved with a local group of activists and advocates for the rights of people living with AIDS. There, he meets a passionate Frenchman and his strange friends, and forms deep bonds with them as he helps them spread their message.

    Inspired by the movie 120BPM/ Art by @thedisappointedidealist12 on tumblr

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    13,145
    Chapters:
    3/?
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    15
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    122
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    Brendon Urie is the bassist in indie-grunge band Linchpin. He’s bisexual, though it’s something he’s always tried to keep hidden, as it’s something he’s always failed to accept about himself. The boy is hopeless. So what happens when trying to juggle a public relationship, a hidden one, and a demanding career becomes too much for him?

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    English
    Words:
    5,993
    Chapters:
    4/?
    Comments:
    1
    Kudos:
    12
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    138
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    Hoseok is the biggest star in all of Korea; Movie offers appear on his doorstep every day of the week and the entire country thinks he is the most handsome man alive. Fame, money, success and looks - he has it all.

    There is one thing Hoseok has never had, however: A scandal.

    Im Changkyun might be the one to change that.

    (alternatively: two lost teenagers find love in the summer of '92.)

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    22,685
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    33
    Kudos:
    101
    Bookmarks:
    21
    Hits:
    883
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    There is Dave with teenage angst; there's Vera with her sense of justice; there's Chuck with his love for all things Disney. Then there is Martha, a dog who is often mistaken for a rug; there are Pyramus and Thisbe, two fat, old cats, who resemble pillows more than actual, living beings.

    And then there are John and Paul, who somehow manage to keep the chaos at bay.

    Aka that modern au where Paul and John are an old married couple, have kids, and live chaotic, good life. No plot - just boring, perfect everyday life on Thomas Lane, Liverpool.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    66,812
    Chapters:
    6/?
    Comments:
    66
    Kudos:
    123
    Bookmarks:
    13
    Hits:
    2221
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    The 90s RomCom AU nobody asked for.

    When Geoff makes a deal with his roommate Ryan in the hopes of making a little extra cash for himself, it takes a while for him to realize that he may be in way over his head when he meets the guy he's supposed to date then dump. Michael Jones isn't the kind of guy Geoff would walk away from, not by a long shot.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    96,661
    Chapters:
    23/?
    Comments:
    267
    Kudos:
    162
    Bookmarks:
    29
    Hits:
    2368
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    As a debt ridden aspiring actor, Jimin can't let his past get in the way of his career.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    23,032
    Chapters:
    3/?
    Comments:
    56
    Kudos:
    44
    Bookmarks:
    13
    Hits:
    898
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    It's the hottest day yet of 1999, one of the hottest summers on record to date. The rains have already started, and that means summer is soon coming to a close. Normally, Jimin would welcome the coming of fall because he hates the wet muggy heat, the scorching sun, and all of the insecurities and bad decisions and fleeting feelings that come with them.

    But something has changed, and he doesn't know what it is. It might be the putrid smell of cigarette smoke, or the grating way Jungkook talks too loudly about nothing anyone cares about, or it might be the uncomfortable, hot way he touches Jimin at the least appropriate times.

    Jimin doesn't know what it is. But now, he's not sure he's ready for summer to be over just yet.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    15,490
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    18
    Kudos:
    163
    Bookmarks:
    51
    Hits:
    1887

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