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Snowflake day 2: recs!

I am doing Snowflake completely out of order, but hey!



Day 2

Rec at least three fanworks that you didn’t create. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


First, a post: [personal profile] cesperanza linked recently to this evergreen post of hers from 2006 about the NEXT story, which you should totally read if you are ever feeling inhibited or discouraged about writing.

everything, even ourselves (11080 words) by ohdeariemegoodness
TF:G1, Ultra Magnus & Optimus Prime, Soundwave/Ultra Magnus, Ultra Magnus/Bureaucracy (lol)

my rec: this is just hilarious and great, and poor Ultra Magnus is clearly in for a confusing and difficult time. (Also I totally see pre-Megatron/Optimus in this story. ;) Also read her other TF stories, they are super fun; where we had thought to find is actually an AU of And I Alone Have Escaped To Tell You. :D

The Field Ballad (1809 words) by AltraViolet
TF: IDW G1, Megatron/Rodimus

my rec: okay so tbh I am not into IDW's Autobot Megatron at all, or the entire Lost Light concept at all for that matter, but this story is great! I love the whole concept of the field ballad and even if Autobot Megatron is not Megatron, he is an interesting character and I love Rodimus and their interaction in this too.

and a bonus, my own awesome gift from the Secret Solenoid exchange:

Wiser Eyes (4712 words) by Harutemu
Transformers: Prime, Megatron/Optimus Prime

my rec: OK so I have to preface this by saying that I have massive problems with the TF:Prime backstory (which is either completely out of control of its own politics or deliberately ultra-right-wing or BOTH), so essentially what I am always looking for in a TFP story is anything that fixes that, and this story did just that! \o/

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Transformers: Someone You Might Have Been (Megatron/Optimus)



Someone You Might Have Been (3102 words) by astolat
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Transformers Generation One, Transformers: Shattered Glass
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Megatron/Optimus Prime
Characters: Optimus Prime, Megatron
Additional Tags: Shattered Glass, Mirror Universe, Loss
Series: Part 11 of Transformers works
Summary:


I didn’t love him because he wasn’t you.



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new fic!

Wow, I didn't realize how completely I'd fallen down on cross-posting here. Why doesn't just THINKING about posting something cause the post to happen? :P Anyway, the most reliable way of getting new story notifications is to subscribe to me on AO3 since everything is getting posted there, but in the meantime, to catch up:

Transformers (all of these are Megatron/Optimus):

Project Bang (7400 words)
Ratchet shrugged tolerantly when Optimus asked his opinion. "I think it’s more a lark than anything, but we can all use a lark, now and then."

Peacemaker (27,000 words)
Megatron just stared at him through the cell door with a strange expression and didn't say anything. "Well?" Optimus said, half furious and desperate. "Will you promise not to hurt any Autobots escaping if I let you out?"

Grappling (2800 words)
The worst part of getting tied up in his own grapples and yanked into Megatron’s terrible grip and nearly killed was, unquestionably, getting tied up in his own grapples and yanked into Megatron’s terrible grip and nearly killed. The second worst part of it...

And then I fell into a Game of Thrones hole and have written a giant pile of Jaime/Brienne fic but my wrist is hurting so I'm not going to c&p all of them individually, here's the whole series:  

Game of Thrones works
7 works & 75,000 words total 

Whew!

Oh, and I am at Denver Comic-Con this weekend doing book promo, if any of you are in the area! And will be at San Diego Comic-Con and DragonCon too. Anyone else going? *peers around for fangirls* 
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Transformers: Victory Condition (Megatron/Optimus Prime)

hi happy new year omg I have five minutes between rounds of revisions *shoves story out the door*



Victory Condition (37186 words) by astolat
Chapters: 3/3
Fandom: Transformers Generation One
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Megatron/Optimus Prime
Characters: Optimus Prime, Megatron
Additional Tags: Cave-In, Poetry
Series: Part 7 of Transformers works
Summary:

“Do you want me to tell you a story?” Megatron said mockingly. “You won’t like it, Prime. It’s not a very nice one.”



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Witcher: Demands of the Dead (Geralt/Emhyr)



Demands of the Dead (708 words) by astolat
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Wiedźmin | The Witcher (Video Game)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Emhyr var Emreis/Geralt z Rivii | Geralt of Rivia
Characters: Emhyr var Emreis, Geralt z Rivii | Geralt of Rivia
Additional Tags: Kaer Morhen, Witchers, Candles, Mourning
Series: Part 9 of Witcher works, Part 4 of Hanukkah 2017
Summary:

He would only ever need to light forty-five candles at once.



Hanukkah story #4! To a prompt by [personal profile] nirejseki: young Emhyr stuck in the North in the dark of winter, lighting candles and thinking of the Golden City and/or of revenge?

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Transformers: Elegy (Cyclonus/Megatron)



Elegy (3519 words) by astolat
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Transformers Generation One
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Cyclonus/Megatron
Characters: Cyclonus, Megatron
Additional Tags: Sparring, interfacing
Series: Part 6 of Transformers works, Part 3 of Hanukkah 2017
Summary:

The halls of the dead were hushed, the sound of Cyclonus’s footfalls swallowed swiftly by distance and dust.



Here's the belated Hanukkah story for yesterday and today! <3

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Transformers: Antifreeze (Megatron/Starscream)



Antifreeze (2352 words) by astolat
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Transformers Generation One
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Megatron/Starscream
Characters: Starscream, Megatron
Additional Tags: Hate Sex, Canadian Shack, Huddling For Warmth, Consent Issues
Series: Part 5 of Transformers works, Part 2 of Hanukkah 2017
Summary:

“Starscream, has it ever occurred to you that you’re an idiot?” Megatron said.



My story for the second night of Hanukkah! Prompt by @serain from tumblr: The Tried and True canadian shack…. but with robots! Megatron Starscream? Megatron and an Autobot? Do giant robots even need to huddle for warmth?

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Captain America: In The Dark (Sam/Steve, gen)

Happy first night of Hanukkah to all celebrating! I am writing stories on a theme of light to celebrate. :D

For a prompt from [personal profile] gwyn: Sam and Steve, maybe at/after the rescue and arriving in Wakanda–Sam seeing light again after the prison, seeing the light in Wakanda. Here's what I got!

In The Dark (1469 words) by astolat
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson
Characters: Sam Wilson (Marvel), Steve Rogers
Additional Tags: Post-Civil War (Marvel), The Raft Prison (Marvel), Prison Escape, light - Freeform
Series: Part 16 of Captain America works, Part 1 of Hanukkah 2017
Summary:

The Raft never got dark.



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Fanfic prompts for Hanukkah!

Hey guys, I am in revision mode all next week so more procrastination is clearly called for. I’m going to take prompts and try to post a little story for every night of Hanukkah, each with a vague theme of light.

Any fandom I’ve done is fair game, although tbh odds are best right now for Transformers, Thor, HP, and Witcher.

These are going to have to be short so I am more likely to do prompts that aren't super complicated. I’m happy to do missing scenes or sequel bits to existing stories. If you can connect the prompt to light in some way all the better. :)

Drop me prompts here or in my tumblr ask if you prefer to have them private!

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