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20th-Sep-2013 10:39 am Sparks by Mina Lightstar (ukefied) - (PG)
Fandom: TEEN WOLF (TV)
Pairing: Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski (pre-slash)
Length: ~ 4672 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] ukefied
Author Website: writing on AO3
Why this must be read: It's Friday, so how about something to make you laugh? This story is kind of a crossover, but it's not necessary to know anything about Transformers to enjoy the story because Stiles and Derek don't know anything about them either. However, the boys are forced to figure things out pretty fast when Stiles's Jeep appears to have developed a mind of its own.

It was the summary (the cut-tag text) that really got me on this one because, honestly, this is totally Stiles and Derek. The excerpt will give you a clear idea of what to expect, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

'Come on, let’s go. You can’t fight a twenty-foot tall robot!' And then Derek just gives him this look, like he could, and it sends Stiles into a homicidal rage. )

On AO3: Sparks

If you enjoy the story, remember to feedback the author!
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31st-Mar-2013 09:14 pm Bridges by Dwimordene (T)
Fandom: TRANSFORMERS
Pairing: none
Length: 27,650 words
Author on LJ: not known
Author Website: HERE
Why this must be read: this one is Mikaela’s story. And how she discoveres the Autobots and her own destiny.

"I just don't wanna get in anybody's way, or anything," she tried explaining, and this time, it was Ratchet who answered.

"If you get in my way, you'll know it," he said, without taking his eyes from his work. "Go ahead and talk – it'll keep him from pestering me." So he said, then muttered something that sounded rude even to her. Bumblebee's eyes glowed a little more brightly.

"Ok. Thanks." I guess, Mikaela added silently. She glanced up at Bumblebee once more and pursed her lips slightly, thinking furiously. You're, like, two steps away from an alien – there's got to be a million things to talk about, so think of something! But for some reason, she was drawing a blank.

Fortunately, Bumblebee saved her. "It would hurt," he said, returning to her original question, "but my system shut down those receptor-circuits some time ago."

Bridges
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31st-Mar-2013 08:26 pm All in the Family by snarechan (T)
Fandom: TRANSFORMERS
Pairing: canon
Length: 4,625
Author on LJ: not known
Author Website: HERE
Why this must be read: It’s a conversation Judy had with Optimus after the battle in Egypt and we learn a lot about them both in this story :)

"Please, don't despair on my behalf. It happened a long time ago," he said, but she wouldn't hear of it.

"I'll damn well despair if I want to!" Judy yelled, blowing her nose loudly into the rag. "It's…it's so not fair. What right does that creep have, huh?"

Now that she pondered it, maybe the information Optimus Prime's had offered explained a lot. If only that Megatron'd had a parental figure in his life, perhaps he would have turned out differently. The war might not have happened and no one would have died. Then again…

"I bet if your dad-mentor-person was here, he'd be awfully proud of you," Judy felt compelled to announce. She blew her nose into the rag again and Ron stirred for the first time, rolling over in his sleep. "Dropping dead aside, you've done pretty well for yourself."

Optimus Prime gave her the most indescribable look, before he nodded in gratitude.

All in the Family
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31st-Mar-2013 06:09 pm Better Than A Backward Flushing Toilet by Lady_FoxFire (T)
Fandom: TRANSFORMERS/STARGATE SG-1
Pairing: canon
Length: 13,012 words
Author on LJ: not known
Author Website: HERE
Why this must be read: what if SG-1 team met the Autobots?
Take one group of space explorer-alien fighters mix with another group of alien fighter. Stir well and then sit back and wait.

"Yeap, I'm a chick magnet," Sam said smugly. "All the women in my life either want to feed me or have me read them a story."

"That’s better than what Daniel attracts," Jack commented. "His either want to marry him or kill him."

Daniel turned and gave Jack a disgusted look. "I'm not that bad," he countered.

"Oh really," Jack drawled. "Hathor. Osiris."

"Anise and Kynthia," Daniel snapped back.

"Like I would touch Anise with a 20 foot pole," Jack replied with a snort. "And Kynthia was a sweet kid in an adult body but she was still a kid. Ke’ra. Sarah."

Still perched on Optimus' knee, Sam leaned towards Carter and Teal'c and in a stage whisper said, "Are they… you know… together."

Better Than A Backward Flushing Toilet by Lady_FoxFire (T)
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30th-Mar-2013 10:43 pm Kinship & The Tie That Binds by botosphere (T)
Fandom: TRANSFORMERS
Pairing: Sam/Mikaela (main), +various others
Length: long
Author on LJ: not known
Author Website: HERE
Why this must be read: because it’s an entire universe created ‘from scratch’, completing the two movies and explaining everything what needs an explanation. This story focuses on the bond that Sam shares with Optimus and how it influences their lives and fate.

"When's the last time you were able to grieve – really grieve – as a clan?"

He looked down, radiating a sense of defeat.

"I'd say the need will be great tonight. If we're going to do this, we need to do it right and in ways that will mean something for all of you. Knowing…knowing that you're not all going to rust to death might be comforting for them, since the Matrix is…isn't going to work every time."

"You are right, brother." He glanced once at Bumblebee and transformed – going to talk to Lennox.

Bumblebee reached down, offering me his hand, and I climbed on. He held me close to his chassis, and I realized researching human funeral traditions probably reminded him I wouldn't live forever, either. "I'm sorry," I mumbled.

"Hush now," he quoted, then "I'm glad you're here with me, Sam."

Kinship
The Tie That Binds
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27th-Mar-2013 08:52 pm Insurance by Quidamling (PG)
Fandom: TRANSFORMERS
Pairing: Will Lennox/Sarah Lennox, Annabelle, Ironhide/(Ratchet, mentioned)
Length: short
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] quidamling
Author Website: HERE
Why this must be read: It’s just a short , bitter-sweet story, that makes you happy and sad at the same time. It’s not easy to be a soldier, even if you are made of metal, but it’s also not easy to be a mate of a solder.

“You’ve put a lot of thought into your own mortality, Lennox,” he rumbled tightly.

The Ranger took a deep breath, leaning into the spot on Ironhide’s leg that Sarah had recently vacated. “It comes with the job, mech.” He scratched a little too idly at his ear, but Ironhide could sense the simmering tang of adrenaline and stress hormones increasing around Will throughout the conversation. “I know the more bars on my shoulder the better my odds, and we’ve not lost men like in World War II in decades. But fighting giant aliens is not safe by any means. I’m delusional if I pretend every mission’s going to go smooth.”

“If it comes to that, I will ensure they are safe in your stead,” Ironhide murmured.

Insurance
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1st-Mar-2013 10:49 pm Transformers movie - Ironhide by GoddessMechanic (PG)
Hallo!
My name is Nicky and I will be driving the van for Transformers in March :)
I admit that I’m familiar with only one continuity: Bay Movies, and the fandom overview has already been done here: Click!
If you would like to meet the movie characters, there are three picspams @ my LJ (picture heavy + spoilers):
Transformers
Revenge of the Fallen
Dark of the Moon
And now, let’s roll!


Fandom: TRANSFORMERS
Pairing: Ironhide & Lennox
Author on LJ: not known
Author Website: HERE
Why this must be seen: My first rec is an art!
I chose this one, because it’s perfect. We can see the two warriors in unusually peaceful moment (for them) and the coloring, lighting and atmosphere makes this moment incredibly special. You can just feel how close to each other they are and why their trust makes them such a wonderful team.

Transformers movie - Ironhide by GoddessMechanic
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30th-Sep-2010 10:33 pm Tanked by Cyberwulf (PG)
Fandom: TRANSFORMERS
TF Continuity: G1
Pairing: none
Length: 5,783 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] h_m_huskies
Author website: on FF.Net
Why this must be read:

Optimus gets a tank full of diesel and needs someone to drive back to base. On the way, Cyberwulf paints a lovely friendship between Sparkplug and Optimus Prime.

Tanked
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30th-Sep-2010 07:22 pm Need You Want You Hate You Love You by Katsuko1978 (up to R)
I realized that I didn't have any Decepticon-centric fic yet this go-around, so I dug up this lovely fic.

Fandom: TRANSFORMERS
TF Continuity: G1
Pairing: Soundwave/Starscream
Length: 30,616 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] katsukofic
Author website: on FF.Net
Why this must be read:

Some years back, a "28" meme started up in the TF fandom, and was the direct source of a LOT of really excellent short fics. Each part does not have to be connected to the previous one, and in typical TF multiverse madness, they don't have to be in the same continuity either... This one is the Soundwave/Starscream collection. I especially love #5 Naughty, #9 Dancing, #12 Caring, #15 Exhausted, #16 Playing with Kids--well, you get the idea. Each "chapter" pretty much stands alone, some tie into each other, some refer to other work by the same author, but each short fic is worth a read.

Need You Want You Hate You Love You
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30th-Sep-2010 07:40 am Project Drive Megatron Insane by Ariel D (PG)
Fandom: TRANSFORMERS
TF Continuity: G1
Pairing: none
Length: 8,067 words
Author on Deviantart: ariel-d
Author website: on FF.Net
Why this must be read:

Take this little gem as a salve to the previous captured/tortured!Jazz rec. It's a fun take on the fandom trope: what happens when you try to lock up saboteur Jazz?

Project Drive Megatron Insane
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30th-Sep-2010 07:01 am Not Okay by FanfictionWriter83729 (PG)
Fandom: TRANSFORMERS
TF Continuity: 2007
Pairing: none
Length: 4,259 words
Author on LJ: none found
Author website: on FF.Net
Why this must be read:

This story takes five stream-of-consciousness POVs and builds a nuanced picture of how the characters (Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Sam, Mikaella and Miles) deal. Each section shows the weaknesses and strengths of these characters in a way I have not seen before. The way each section segues into the next is absolutely seamless and draws you further in.

Not Okay
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30th-Sep-2010 05:57 am Requiem by Vaeru (NC-17)
Fandom: TRANSFORMERS
TF Continuity: G1
Pairing: none
Length: 2,727 words
Author on Deviantart: mythical-darkener
Author website: on FF.Net
Why this must be read:

For such a short story, Vaeru packs a heck of a punch! Early in the war, Jazz is captured, tortured, and interrogated. The description of what he goes through is chilling, and the way it is written only increases the impact. It also has one of my absolute FAVORITE ending lines ever.

Requiem
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29th-Sep-2010 11:36 pm Stolen Hostages by Jameson (G)
All my recs have been long and/or angsty thus far, so here's one that's not.

Fandom: TRANSFORMERS
TF Continuity: G1
Pairing: none
Length: 882 words
Author on Deviantart: jameson9101322
Author website: on FF.Net
Why this must be read:

OH LORD. This is the most creative hostage situation solution I have ever, EVER seen. Short and loltastic--RUN, do not walk to read this story.

Stolen Hostages
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29th-Sep-2010 09:20 pm Four Conversations by Sorciere (PG-13)
Fandom: TRANSFORMERS
TF Continuity: 2007/2009
Pairing: None
Length: somewhere in the range of 12,000 words
Author on DW: Sorciere
Author website: FF.Net
Why this must be read:

This story explores the aftermath and possible consequences of the events in the Bayverse movies. Ironhide's care for a soldier in arms, how Will Lennox deals, how they make the world bend to accommodate the situation but still pay the piper...

It's a fascinating look at the humans from the Autobot perspective, and the characters leap off the page and bash you around the head. Utterly worth the reading time. (And if you like it, there is a hefty series that follow

Four Conversations 1/2, 2/2
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29th-Sep-2010 07:20 am Hate the Dark by NKFloofiepoof (NC-17)
Fandom: TRANSFORMERS
TF Continuity: G1/G2
Pairing: Optimus Prime/Starscream
Length: 44,007 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] deceptikitty
Author website: on FF.Net
Why this must be read:

It's almost October, so a creepy and rather horrifying tale was definitely on the list! It's a post-TFTM AU, where Optimus Prime and Starscream are marooned on the 'Pitch Black' planet. You know the one: always night, monters that eat everything and are impossible to kill?

Both Transformers have some terrible injuries, and there is no fuel that is not also poisoning them. From the claustrophobic setting, the at times rambling POV, the desperate circumstances, the way Prime is trying to maintain his sense of self (and failing, failing...), and the (im)possibility of rescue--this is not light read, but it is a rewarding one.

WARNING: I don't know how to classify the almost!non-con, but I thought I should warn that there is some fuck-or-die hate-ish sex here.

Hate the Dark
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28th-Sep-2010 10:16 pm Fall from Grace by Crimson Starlight aka Vericus (PG-13)
I'm SOOO behind; it's been a month of bleargh. Apologies, and on with the recs!

Fandom: TRANSFORMERS
TF Continuity: G1/G2
Pairing: Sideswipe/OC, implied
Length: 31,854 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] vericus
Author website: on FF.Net
Why this must be read:

This is a nice, meaty fic to explore the beginnings of the war on Cybertron. The story puts a spotlight on the twins Sideswipe and Sunstreaker, taking bits of canon and mixing some plotting to create a masterpiece of how two very damaged, desperate civilians became among the most feared fighters in the Autobots.

Fall From Grace
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31st-Dec-2009 11:29 pm Best Intentions by KrysSaiyan (PG-13)
I hope my recs enticed some of you to give Transformers fanfic a go--Happy New Year, everyone!

Fandom: TRANSFORMERS
TF Continuity: 2007 movie
Pairing: Sam/Mikaela
Length: 1,491 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] konora
Author website: on FF.Net
Why this must be read:

For my last rec, I offer this hilarious short story. The story explores the possible pitfalls an alien non-organic species could be prey to when dealing with an organic one. This one involves Bumblebee working out Sam and Mikaela's relationship, and the conclusion makes me laugh every time.

Best Intentions
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31st-Dec-2009 05:38 pm Storyteller by Epona Harper (G)
Fandom: TRANSFORMERS
TF Continuity: G1
Pairing: none
Length: 5,698 words
Author on LJ: none
Author website: on FF.Net
Why this must be read:

As I wind up my recs, I'm pulling out classic G1, with some of the best G1 characterization around. This story takes the Dinobots, stirs in classic literature and produces a lesson for everyone involved.

Storyteller
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31st-Dec-2009 04:17 pm Transformers/Ironman (PG-13)
OK, apparently I lied about posting only one story per author, but I could not resist this crossover!

Title: The Stark Files by Saesama
TF Continuity: 2007 Movie
Pairing: none
Length: approx. 4,000 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] saesama
Author website: Fic Masterlist
Why this must be read:

Let the story speak for itself excerpt under the cut )

Fair warning: the ending is so perfect; it brought me to tears.

The Stark Files
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31st-Dec-2009 04:04 pm Redemption by NightwindandFrostbite (NC-17)
Fandom: TRANSFORMERS
TF Continuity: G1
Pairing: Starscream/Skyfire
Length: 137,792 words
Author on LJ: unknown
Author website: on FF.Net
Why this must be read:

Thanks to their origin story in the G1 cartoon, Starscream/Skyfire is practically canon. quick backstory here )

This novel length work takes G1 episodes and works to incorporate the relationship of Starscream and Skyfire in a believable way. You will buy the way the motivations and reactions of the characters unfold.

Warning: powerplay/abuse

Redemption
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31st-Dec-2009 02:20 pm Transformers/Supernatural (PG-13)
Title: More Than Meets the Eye by astolat
TF Continuity: 2007 Movie
Pairing: Dean/Sam, Dean/Impala (implied)
Length: approx. 1,858 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] astolat
Author website: fanfic by astolat
Why this must be read:

In a fandom where one of the main characters is the car, it seemed inevitable that Supernatural would be crossed with Transformers. We're just really lucky that one of them was written by astolat, whose authorial cred can make me read anything. I mean, it's astolat--how can you not give this story a try?

This is absolute GOLD. Dean and Sam are driving past when the highway battle of the 2007 movie blows past them, and shenanigans occur. It is written from the Supernatural point of view, so even minimal exposure to the movie is enough to enjoy the story. The ultra-cheese cliche title gives it that extra bonus oopmh of awesome.

Warning: wincest happens in

More Than Meets the Eye
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31st-Dec-2009 01:35 pm Rest by SeekerFreeFall (G)
Fandom: TRANSFORMERS
TF Continuity: G1
Pairing: Ratchet/Sideswipe/Sunstreaker
Length: 1,047 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] seeker_freefall
Author website: on FF.Net
Why this must be read:

As twins, Sideswipe and Sunstreaker are known to have a 'split spark, which has led to a plethora of fic where they are a two-for-one deal. This story takes it a step further, where the twins have bonded with Ratchet, and what follows when the worst has happened.

I cannot recommend this short highly enough. Tissue warning ahoy!

Rest
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31st-Dec-2009 07:09 am Thief by Dierdre (PG)
Fandom: TRANSFORMERS
TF Continuity: 2007 Movie
Pairing: implied Sam/Bumblebee
Length: 797 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] antiquixotic
Author website: on FF.net
Why this must be read:

One thing that we can't really comprehend is that the Transformers are functionally immortal. They were around millions of years ago, and (failing deactivation in battle) will likely be around when the Earth is dust. The inevitable tragedy of loss is the centerpiece of this story, and it drives a spike through the heart.

Thief
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31st-Dec-2009 04:50 am Hidden Sides by Ante_luce (M)
I promised myself I would rec only one story per favorite author. It was really tough picking this one out...

Fandom: TRANSFORMERS
TF Continuity: G1 and post-TFTM
Pairing: Prowl/Jazz
Length: approx. 1,800 words (both parts)
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] ante_luce
Author website: none
Why this must be read:

Prowl/Jazz is one of the major OTPs in TF fandom. They're both black and white! They work together! They're the 2IC and 3IC of Autobot Command! One is an extroverted Special Ops bot, and the other is an introverted tactical bot! It is a match made in slasher heaven.

This one, however, takes the opposite tack. This turns all the OTP tropes on its side, with unbelievably HOT hate!sex as a chaser.

Hidden Sides (set post-TFTM)
Hidden Sides - Exploitative Tactics um... is mutual sort of non-con a warning?
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30th-Dec-2009 08:21 pm Protectobot Beginnings by Playswithworms (PG-13)
Fandom: TRANSFORMERS
TF Continuity: G1
Pairing: none
Length: overall 25,000 words with snippets
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] playswithworms
Author website: on FF.net
Why this must be read:

This series is MADE of cute. It is teeth-rottingly sweet. If you do not like the Protectobots as portrayed by playswithworms, then you have out-Scrooged Scrooge. There are several stories posted, starting with an AU origin for the Protectobots in the G1 verse, and follows them through their early shenanigans.

If you visit her FF.Net page, though, you will find that most every Protectobot snippet there is part of the same story-universe. I will bet you a virtual cupcake that, having read one, you will track down the protectobots tag on her LJ from sheer desperation to get moar fic.

In chronological order:
Protectobot Beginnings: Activation
Protectobot Beginnings: Gravity
Protectobot Beginnings: Knowledge
Protectobot Beginnings: Shield
Protectobot Beginnings: One
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30th-Dec-2009 02:11 pm Glances Into a Spark: Twin-a-twim by Saesama (PG)
Fandom: TRANSFORMERS
TF Continuity: 2009 Movie
Pairing: none
Length: approx. 827 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] saesama
Author website: Fic Masterlist
Why this must be read:

Kick in the Head / Glances Into a Spark is one of those epic serial WIPs that are strangely prevalent in this fandom. Twin-a-Twim is one of my favorite pieces of it.

Fans had a mini-meltdown during ROTF when a silver (not red!) Sideswipe appeared without his twin Sunstreaker. The original Autobot twins were replaced by Mudflap and Skids, and Sunstreaker fans were boggled: what happened to the twins?

Saesama answers it beautifully in this short story, and managed to make Mudflap and Skids characters we can empathize with. I would highly recommend all the stories in this series (found via the author's masterlist), but this one can stand alone.

Glances Into a Spark: Twin-a-Twim
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30th-Dec-2009 05:28 am Ambrosia by Cyndi (NC-17)
Fandom: TRANSFORMERS
TF Continuity: Armada
Pairing: Starscream/Unicron, Starscream/Megatron
Length: about 68,000 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] i_stalk_piccolo
Author website: on FF.net
Why this must be read:

This has the distinction of being the only Starscream/Unicron fic I have ever heard of, and I will admit that the pairing curiousity drove me to read a story set in a continuity I knew nothing about.

I have no idea how it holds up the actual events of the Armada anime series, but this fanfic is intense. It is dark and inventive and it sucks you in. It starts out disturbing, turns wierd, goes sideways, then upside down. And everything builds to a satisfying whole.

Warning: This story is posted on AFF instead of FF.Net because of the very adult rating. Be aware of non-con, abuse, torture ahead when you read

Ambrosia
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29th-Dec-2009 05:13 pm Simulacra by Sakon76 (PG-13, with NC-17 sidefic)
Fandom: TRANSFORMERS
TF Continuity: 2009 Movie
Pairing: Sam/Mikaela, Sam/Mikaela/Bee
Length: about 13,000 words overall
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] sakon76
Author website: on FF.net
Why this must be read:

One thing the 2007 movie created is the AllSpark!Sam genre. There is a LOT of that kind of fic floating around, churned into a frenzy when the 2009 trailer came out to support it. This is my favorite take on the AllSpark-enabled Sam. Sakon76 has a deft hand with story telling, and it is beautiful. She makes all the plot holes in ROTF forgivable because it gave us this.

In chronological order:
By the Pyramid
The Language of After
Simulacra - adult rating in some chapters!
Stigmatic - OT3 warning, extremely adult rating!
Antartica
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29th-Dec-2009 08:04 am Belonging by Lyricality (NC-17)
I promised myself to try and rec something from every major continuity, and showing the fandom cliches. Here is a rec that covers two of them.

Fandom: TRANSFORMERS
TF Continuity: TFA
Pairing: Megatron/Optimus Prime
Length: novel
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] lyricality
Author website: none fandom
Why this must be read:

In a fandom about giant alien robots, does it surprise you that there is an LOT of bonding!fic? Or that slashers would pair the archenemies together? Yeah, no surprise there.

This is set in the Transformers: Animated series, and it is one creative masterpiece. Despite everything, the way Optimus pulls through and keeps trying to fix things rings perfectly of his character. Not everything is fixed by the end (not yet) but you are left in a place with such solid foundations that you cannot help but dream of what will come.

Warning: elements of non-con

Part 1 (all parts interlinked)
via tags
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28th-Dec-2009 10:44 pm Transformers/Top Gear (PG-13)
My last rec was a teeny bit depressing, so here's a little something to make you smile:

Title: Gearheads by Tainry
TF Continuity: 2007 Movie (not 2009/ROTF compliant)
Pairing: Sam/Mikaela, various 'Bots (implied)
Length: approx. 1,600 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] tainry
Author website: Borealis AU Table of Contents
Why this must be read:

Summary: The Autobots like to MST3K Top Gear.

As I mentioned before, this fandom tends to produce serial standalones that build to a large epic... This is (another) one of them--don't despair at the 5/71 part number! Each part is complete, and this one can stand alone, I promise. Also, the series is up to 55/80 at this point, and she updates regularly. This crossover is from early in the Borealis AU, and it is a scream.

tl;dr? )

Gearheads
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