compassrose

2 rows of pebbles on a stone



Recent works

Recent bookmarks

  1. Rec *

    Tags
    Summary

    Coulson, for his part, stares up at Bucky with such a betrayed look of frozen horror that Natasha actually goes the extra step and presses another button, capturing the moment and airdropping the photograph to her phone for posterity. When he speaks, his voice comes out as a hoarse whisper. “Why…?” He swallows and starts again, trying for some semblance of normality. “...Why would you tweet something like that?!”

    “If you must know, sir,” and somehow he manages to make ‘sir’ come out with the same inflection most people reserve for ‘motherfucking son of a bitch’, “it’s because I have a difficult time doing my job when my job involves monitoring the man with the best fucking ass in the United States of America.” He slowly lowers himself back into his seat until he’s at eye level, making extreme eye contact with Coulson until Coulson turns away to make mortified eye contact in Natasha’s general direction through the one-way glass. Natasha would take another picture, if she weren’t too busy catching Steve’s red-faced sputtering. “Sometimes, I vent to my Twitter followers. Sometimes, it’s about hot men with washboard abs. Can I go now, or do you need a graphic description of how I pleasure myself at night?”

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    4,127
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    170
    Kudos:
    2256
    Bookmarks:
    514
    Hits:
    10119

    09 Dec 2018

    Bookmarker's Notes

    thought I was completely burnt out on MCU for the moment but could not stop laughing at this

  2. Rec 60

    Tags
    Summary

    The morning after John and Sherlock's party is full of surprises. Harry finds a priceless blue gemstone in the entrails of a chicken. John and Sherlock find themselves on the trail of something more sinister than a jewel theft. Lestrade finds himself in Molly's bed. Which seems, to both of them, like a pretty big problem...until Molly finds a corpse in her garden.

    Lestrade and Molly try to solve the murder--and hopefully solve the mystery of how they actually feel about each other. Sherlock and John try to figure out how that sapphire got into that chicken...and how this relationship upgrade is supposed to work. Harry, well, all she's trying to do is start up a law practice and get back into the dating game. But they're all trapped in the same weird web; and they're not the only ones being drawn into its center.

    This is a sequel to "Empty Houses." It crosses "The Blue Carbuncle" with a few other things, including T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land.. If you care about the intertextual stuff, the notes at the end of Chapter 7 will tell you all about that. (NOTES CONTAIN SPOILERS. BIG SPOILERS.) But you do not have to understand The Waste Land, or ever have heard of it, to enjoy the story.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    106,424
    Chapters:
    7/7
    Comments:
    212
    Kudos:
    268
    Bookmarks:
    60
    Hits:
    8801

    29 Nov 2018

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Incredibly smart, twisty casefic with an emotional core, wrapper round TS Eliot’s The Waste Land.

  3. Rec *

    Tags
    Summary

    Malfoy Manor has mould, dry rot and an infestation of unusually historical poltergeists. Harry Potter is on the case.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    57,582
    Chapters:
    6/6
    Collections:
    2
    Comments:
    739
    Kudos:
    9430
    Bookmarks:
    3150
    Hits:
    122288

    24 Nov 2018

  4. Rec *

    Tags
    Summary

    The son of the man who lost the Eagle of the Ninth would never be allowed a first command of his very own fort, would he?

    Marcus is posted not to Isca Dumnoniorum, but to a wretched and run-down garrison north of the Wall. There he finds that he is the new centurion of a group of scouts and spies, all of them British. He has few supplies and no experience. His men distrust him. His superiors despise him. His second-in-command is an incompetent drunkard. And the local tribes are determined to kill all of them.

    But the worst thing of all is one of Marcus' soldiers. He is an enigmatic, dangerous, and insubordinate man by the name of Esca, who makes Marcus yearn for terrifying things he has never before wanted and can never, ever let himself have...

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    116,551
    Chapters:
    5/5
    Comments:
    496
    Kudos:
    1446
    Bookmarks:
    593
    Hits:
    40445

    22 Nov 2018

  5. Rec 5

    Tags
    Summary

    August 4, 1963. On a quiet Sunday, Peggy Carter moves into her new office, reads the news, and does some paperwork.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    4,629
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    10
    Kudos:
    16
    Bookmarks:
    5

    21 Nov 2018

    Bookmarker's Notes

    Absolutely fantastic story weaving and contrasting past and present choices