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Welcome to Feedback Fest 2019

Welcome to the International Fanworks Day Feedback Fest!

Here’s how it works:

Leave a comment here recommending at least three fanworks, and say something about why you love these works and think others should check them out. You can also link to a recommendation post you’ve made elsewhere or tag it with #FeedbackFest for people to find. Remember that fan communities, newsletters, archives, and other resources are fanworks too, so there are a lot of possibilities!

For everyone checking out the rec’ed fanworks, don’t forget to leave comments, likes, kudos, or other feedback to those fan creators to help spread the love. Let the fannish celebration begin!

9 thoughts to “Welcome to Feedback Fest 2019”

  1. I would love to recommend From the Flowers, written by Todaywearesoldiers. It is an ACD story written for a Valentine’s Day collection, and it is one of the loveliest return stories I’ve ever read. Find it here: https://archiveofourown.org/works/17686154

    So Every Holmes Found his Watson, by the_consulting_linguist, is a brilliant collection of three stories entwined, it has a Christmas theme, but so well done, it can and should be read year round. <3https://archiveofourown.org/works/16806154/chapters/39447592

    For the First Time and the Thousandth Time, by 221b_careful_what_you_wish_for, is an amazing ghost / soul mate story, so lovingly and well constructed. https://archiveofourown.org/works/16368149/chapters/38305175

  2. Three of my favorite fan fics on AO3 – I go back and read these stories again and again!

    1. “For (Or Five) Reasons for Kidnapping Tony Stark” by scifigrl47 – every story in this series is pure gold, but this is my favorite. It’s labeled as pre-slash but nothin’s goin on if you get my drift. The way this author handles all of our heroes is magical and stunning. Read it, follow up with all of the other stories. You may need to call our of work/school because you won’t want to stop.

    https://archiveofourown.org/works/481388/chapters/837064

    2. “A Year Like None Other” by aspeninthesunlight – Harry Potter. In the author’s words, “t will be a year of big changes, a year of great pain, and a year of confronting worst fears. It will be a year of surprising discoveries, of finding true strength, of finding out that first impressions of a person’s true colours do not always ring true. It will be a year of paradigm shifts.” It’s epic. There’s consequences for the Dursleys – but not how you might expect. There’s Harry adopted into a new family. There’s Voldemort capturing him with horrifying torture and then rescue. And there’s real world treatment of problems Harry (and others) might have because of his unique life circumstances. Take the warnings seriously – and then read it.

    https://archiveofourown.org/works/742072/chapters/1382061

    3. “Strategic Differences” by Jb (sg1jb) – Stargate SG1 is my first fandom, my mother fandom, if you will, and Jb is famous. She’s famous for her spot-on treatment of the characters, for long plotty stories that take on the challenge of four completely different kinds of people who make a team. This story is a long episode tag to a difficult episode where the team was at odds. It’s H/C, it’s angst, it’s drama and danger and team.

    https://archiveofourown.org/works/512985

    Don’t forget to tell the authors how much you liked the stories!

  3. “Overcome” by friendlyneighborhoodfairy is one of my absolute favorite fanfics of all time. It’s such a beautiful exploration of abuse and trauma, and a sweet romance at the same time. Plus the writer is the loveliest human being I know!

    “Body Shot Boys” by avengetheworld is one of the funniest fics I’ve read – it’s quick and witty and super hot. I’ve read it so many times whenever I need a good laugh.

    “Like what you see, Princess?” by lastoneleft is hot as hell and super adorable. I love almost every one of her stories – they write the best one shots – but this one is probably my favorite.

    “Intimacy” by TheDarkGodMogar is a beautiful story about love and sex and being afraid but doing things anyway. It’s gorgeously written and I love it so much.

    “Pyrophobia” by StruggleBusCentral is a beautiful little one shot written in second person and done SO WELL. It’s sweet and sad and poetic and lovely.

    “Son of the Don” by LittleMissHeartfilia is an amazingly written 1920s detective AU that is incredibly well researched. It’s gonna break my heart and I’m so ready for it.

    “As your shadows swallow me whole” by ThisGoldenAfternoon was the first gift fic I ever received and it is so hauntingly beautiful. The writing is so poetic and gorgeous, and the angst breaks my heart in the best way.

    “The Real You” by mdelpin is such a gorgeously sad story that made me cry but I loved it. It’s really well written and the characterization is so good!

    “Underworkings” by Dreaming_Of_Fairys is a gorgeously sad story about trauma, grief and PTSD (can you tell I love angst?). The writing is gorgeous and the characterization is fantastic.

    “Iced Hell” by ilvermere is so creative and intriguing, and I love the story. It’s really unique, and I love the way that magic is described!

    “a mighty ocean or a gentle kiss” by cityboys is just an incredibly beautiful story – even if you’re not in the Voltron fandom, just the way this written will suck you in. The dialogue is amazing, the prose is poetic, and it’s just really, really well done.

    “Trouble’s Making Everything All Right” by mytay is an incredible space pirate AU that has become an entire series and it’s AMAZING. It’s got heists, outlaws, gunfights, kissing… just an overall great story.

    “hot singles in your area” by rire is fucking hilarious and hot as hell. I love this story so much, and I come back to it every few months.

  4. Poison Fairy by GemNika is one of the best Cobra x Lucy stories out there, she crafts each chapter with such care, it’s like reading on a whole new level. Everything you could ever love about this ship, is right there.

    Swipe Right by Musicera, Laxus x Lucy to it’s finest it’s rich, sexy and fantastic. Everything is so well thought out and written it’s hard to believe this isn’t a real novel.

    Gods, Dragons, and Stars by ErzaDLaw, This is the ORIGINAL and greatest Orga x Lucy, there is no imitation or substitution, it’s just an amazing adventure. Worth every second.

    Random Kagome Pairings by Im_ur_Misconception, if you love Kagome this growing collection of one shots and crossovers will keep you up for days. Each story and pairing is unique and they range from moments of comedy to tearjerkers and some passion in between.

    Her Sire by MadSoullessQueen Mard Geer x Lucy may not seem a normal ship but do not discount it. This is a vampire AU that’s just wow, complex, rich, sexy and everything you want from it.

    Tower Of Siegrain by dragonshost Jellal x Lucy, this is just amazing, and this author does write a lot and updates are slow but this first chapter will make your jaw drop.

  5. storm chaser by ecorone – MCU, Thorki – first Thorki fic I ever read. It is sexy, but also slightly disturbing. I also recommend the art by aivelin, created for the fic

  6. Oh wow, this is so hard.

    Some Kind of Condition by Ukthxbye – A cute bit of Sherlock Holmes & Molly Hooper fluff from a pre-relationship/strictly friendship standpoint. It’s really cute and fluffy and sweet.

    the dogfather by hollimichele – I’ve been following this on Tumblr and it’s an amazing Harry Potter AU that answers the question (and answers it so so well) “What if Harry had been given up for adoption by the Dursleys?” Like it is just so very good, I love it. One of my fave HP fics ever.

    Collingwood Debutantes by PhryneFicathon & Scruggzi – A really nice look at the pre-series friendship between Phryne and Mac before Phryne heads off to England. I love it because the characters are just so well-written and it’s a really nice bit of the rebellious Phryne before we met her, plus it explains how Mac got her impeccable style.

    Music of the Night by GlowingMechanicalHeart – One of my favorite AUs for the Steve Trevor/Diana Prince ship. It’s just so well written and pretty and guh, I am in love.

    Heart of Stone by Dreamin – This is a superb twist on Greek mythology and specifically the myth of Medusa with a Mycroft Holmes/Molly Hooper ship. I think there’s plans for it to be a series so I’m really excited for that. It’s such a great concept and perfect execution.

    Guardian Sniper by Dreamin – Another good one from Dreamin with the Sebastian Moran/Molly Hooper ship. A nice detailed story of how Moran came to guard Molly and switch sides. I absolutely adore this one so much.

    Arm Candy by Unpretty – Absolutely one of my favorite Bruce Wayne fics. It’s just a superb look at the “ditzy playboy” persona he’s got and the reason behind it.

    Always Molly by LaMorenaReina – This is absolutely hands down one of the best fics I’ve seen dealing with the aftermath of the phone call to Molly in “The Final Problem” from Sherlock. Like, it’s brilliant and I really really wish I’d written it.

    Sail Away Sweet Sister by goldenadagio – One of my absolute favorite Star Wars fics. An AU that celebrates Luke and Leia’s relationship as brother and sister and as the tag says, get your kleenex.

    From a Mustard Seed it Grows by BeautifullyObsessed – One of my favorite Sherlock/OC fics. It’s the start of a series, so there’s more to love afterward, but it’s so beautifully written and the characters are so brilliant and it is just lovely.

    Novacaine by moonstone1520 – This is heavily angsty but seriously, so so good. Shows more of the darker side of Sherlock and how he deals with Danger NIghts.

    The Dominatrix and the Pathologist by onceinabluemoon13 – This is a collection of Irene Adler/Molly Hooper fics that I am absolutely enamored with. They’re so well written and it’s just such a great example of how femslash could totally work in the Sherlock universe.

    Brother Dear by IdrisSmith – One of my favorite stories showing the friendship and love between Mycroft and Molly, especially if they were to be related through marriage.

    The Clyde Job by akire_yta – I am a sucker for a good crossover and this is one of my favorites between Elementary and Leverage. It’s seriously hilarious and I love it so so so much.

    A Prince Worth Waiting For by dioscureantwins – I can’t describe this fic to any capacity to say just how brilliant it is. Like, it’s a prrfect set of crossovers for multiple fandoms all in one with a brilliant portrayal of Molly and I just adore it.

    All Wet / Grilled by Dreamin – Two fics both showing the same events (Steve Roger’s 100th birthday) from the perspectives of Steve and Darcy. Such well written and cute fics, I adore them.

    Christmas Getaway by Dreamin – Not finished but it has pretty regular updates. A really really great answer to the question “What would happen if Eddie and Venom went back to NYC and met the Avengers?” and just I cannot give this story enough love. It’s REALLY REALLY GOOD.

  7. the world’s a stage – torigates. A B99 rare pair Jake/Rosa fic. Rosa and Jake are true to character and plus it has a secret marriage. https://archiveofourown.org/works/1149422

    A Splash Of Determinism – narceus. The Jurassic Park/Teen Wolf fusion I never knew I wanted. https://archiveofourown.org/works/778619

    we must take care of our families (wherever we find them) – kayteedancer. A Teen Wolf/MCU crossover where Stiles’ mother Claudia names Loki as his godfather as a joke and Loki takes the job seriously. https://archiveofourown.org/works/12665484

    Don’t Look Down – lilbluednacer. Teen Wolf Stiles/Lydia fic. A beautifully told AU story with Lydia as a talented and ambitious but broken ballet dance. https://archiveofourown.org/works/12249252/chapters/27833160

    No Homo – orphan_account. Teen Wolf Derek/Stiles fic. Frats, internalised homophobia and finally getting the guy you’ve had a crush on since high school. https://archiveofourown.org/works/1148039/chapters/2326073

    The Circus at the End of the World – mikkimouse. Teen Wolf Derek/Stiles fic. Two words: Magic. Circus. https://archiveofourown.org/works/8145418/chapters/18668236

    Play Crack the Sky – WeAreTheCyclones. Teen Wolf Derek/Stiles fic. If you yearn for early 2000s punk pop then this is the series for you. https://archiveofourown.org/series/191300

    Death, Thou Shalt Die – EclipseWing. Teen Wolf Stiles/Allison my other rare pair love. Everyone is dead, Stiles and Allison breakout of heaven to fight their way through pergatory to spend eternity with the rest of the pack.

  8. Avengers: Earth’s Muppetest Heroes by seriousfic is the crossover I never knew I needed. The casting of each Muppet with their respective Avenger is perfect. https://archiveofourown.org/works/869896

    Gone, Gone, Baby by blithers is a heartbreakingly beautiful New Girl Zombie AU. https://archiveofourown.org/works/864163

    I love all of Drachea Rannak’s amazing Sailor Moon fanart mashups. They manage to capture the essence of each character and perfectly translate them into their Sailorsona. https://m.facebook.com/DracheaRannak/

  9. I could just link to my list of AO3 recommended fics – https://archiveofourown.org/bookmarks?utf8=%E2%9C%93&commit=Sort+and+Filter&bookmark_search%5Bsort_column%5D=created_at&bookmark_search%5Bother_tag_names%5D=&bookmark_search%5Bother_bookmark_tag_names%5D=&bookmark_search%5Bexcluded_tag_names%5D=&bookmark_search%5Bexcluded_bookmark_tag_names%5D=&bookmark_search%5Bbookmarkable_query%5D=&bookmark_search%5Bbookmark_query%5D=&bookmark_search%5Blanguage_id%5D=&bookmark_search%5Brec%5D=0&bookmark_search%5Brec%5D=1&bookmark_search%5Bwith_notes%5D=0&user_id=sylwioszka (btw, feel free to explore the rest of my bookmarks) – buuut, that would be too easy! 😀 So let me add some more. :3

    Also, my own words for describing these fics are really insufficient, so please, please, check these masterpieces regardless of them.

    Hetalia:

    Behind the Mask by Kimanda https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6333240/1/Behind-the-Mask
    England and his family-centric.TW for suicide. One of the first fics I’ve ever read and man, it is awesome. Explores some important stuff and relationships between countries representations.

    The Shades of Spades by Zeplerfer https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8085122/1/The-Shades-of-Spades
    USUK Cardverse AU. Epic journey of getting together.

    Frozen Sunflowers by Jet Set Radio Yoyo https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6411944/1/Frozen-Sunflowers
    Beautiful family fic, with de-aged Russia and England taking care of him.

    Giving In by Artificial Starlight https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5664054/1/Giving-In
    Canada and Russia befriending each other. Cool fic.
    😀 😀 😀

    A Wartime NecessiTea by Punmaster Extrordinaire https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8087691/1/A-Wartime-NecessiTea
    England and Tea. With a capital T. That’s the most hilarious fic I’ve read in this fandom, I couldn’t stop laughing while reading it. xD Please, please, please read it! 😀 I assure You, You want to read this. XD

    Seven Pieces of Chalk by Lady Charity https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6329245/1/Seven-Pieces-of-Chalk
    Heavy stuff here also. Beautiflu story, with England/Arthur trying to understand what happenend. And that ending!

    When the Ink Refused to Run Dry by Tsuki Amano https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7025916/1/When-the-Ink-Refused-to-Run-Dry
    Human!FACE. Really intriguing and well written (just like the examples above, btw).

    A Mermaid’s Tale by princessamaterasu https://archiveofourown.org/works/1172167
    It is England/Reader. I know how people can react to these kind of fics, but it is a well written and epic story. I liked the ending. 😀

    Gold or Clay? by Holli (Wertiyurae) https://archiveofourown.org/works/760533
    A Hetalia, Hetaoni and Higurashi crossover. Really good.

    Naruto:

    Team 8 by S’TarKan https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2731239/1/Team-8
    What happens, when Naruto is teammates with Hinata and Shino? Epicness.

    reverse by blackkat https://archiveofourown.org/works/5339486/chapters/12328958
    Time Travel. Kurama, the Kyuubi no Kitsune, travels back in time to fix things, and make sure Naruto is, and always will be, happy. Epicneeeeess. 😀

    backslide by blackkat https://archiveofourown.org/works/1382857
    Time Travel. Actually written before reverse. In this one, Naruto goes back in time. Stil epic.

    Forever And A Bit by roymustang (SpicyReyes) https://archiveofourown.org/works/11592624/chapters/26055480
    Beautiful Naruto & Gaara friendship. And Time Travel.

    Rise of the Guardians:

    Promised Vengeance by miss skinny love https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9704464/1/Promised-Vengeance
    Beautiful story, with a little different Jack.

    A Home for Fear by MiraEyeteeth https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8752808/1/A-Home-for-Fear
    Aww, this is just a wonderful friendship fic. And the humour! XD Jack & Pitch.

    Protect by Galimatias https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8760526/1/Protect
    Jack and Bunnymund being a family. And that 7th chapter-! My feels! D;

    For The Kids by Miki_Mecheta https://archiveofourown.org/works/1050778
    Modern Setting AU. Thanks to this fic I learnt of Lindsey Sterling and her ‘Shadows’. Also, this is a wonderful fic.

    Pokemon:

    dripping like a saturated sunrise by Seito https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13009051/1/dripping-like-a-saturated-sunrise
    Time Travel. Alain goes back to fix things. This contains just as much feels, as it is awesome.

    Like No One Ever Was by FinalArc https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7530589/1/Like-No-One-Ever-Was
    Uuuugh. The FEELS!

    With Courage I Will Face by FinalArc https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10473681/1/With-Courage-I-Will-Face
    Uuuugh. The FEELS! The Sequel. Literally.

    https://danbooru.donmai.us/posts/2460685?tags=you_are_my_sunshine
    I CRIED HERE. It’s so beautiful. Please, check it.

    Bleach:

    Anything (meaning: not only Bleach) written by the glorious and amazing cywscross (like Sight, Time Jump, Swinging Pendulum, Hero, Martyr, Idiot and many, many more) https://archiveofourown.org/users/cywscross/pseuds/cywscross
    I’m serious, best fics you’ll find are right there.

    The Cards by quixotomy https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5411800/1/The-Cards
    Omg, the hilarity of this fic xD

    pulvis et umbra sumus (we are dust and shadow) by sinequanon https://archiveofourown.org/works/12395343
    I really like relationship between Ichigo and Byakuya here.

    Harry Potter:

    Harry Potter and the Veil by inukagome15 https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7215035/1/Harry-Potter-and-the-Veil
    Time Travel. Harry goes back to his fourth year. And playfuly annoys our favorite Slitherins along the way. 😀

    Final Protocol by Lord Silvere https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12775205/1/Final-Protocol
    Time Travel. Harry and Susan go back in time. But something isn’t right. Not that it was before.

    Making Lemonade series by Dayja https://archiveofourown.org/series/274662
    Smart!Harry vs. the World. The World is in for a surprise. 😀

    Take Two by Bundibird https://archiveofourown.org/works/9241586
    Draco decides to do different in their fourth year.

    Vellum Voices by Lomonaaeren https://archiveofourown.org/works/15260055
    Really cool Cursed-To-Only-Parseltongue!Harry and Blaise Zabini fic.

    His Twenty-Eighth Life by Lomonaaeren https://archiveofourown.org/works/11682105
    Reincarnating!Harry and Voldie fic, also really cool.

    Diablerie by Oceanbreeze7 https://archiveofourown.org/works/16697380
    Time Travel. Really interesting Tom Riddle-centric fic.

    Stinging Nettle and Milking Pails by Oceanbreeze7 https://archiveofourown.org/works/17040896
    Harry and the Fair Folk. 😀 Have fun. 😀

    Merlin:

    Refined by Fire (and sequels) and other fics by wryter501 https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11306307/1/Refined-by-Fire and https://www.fanfiction.net/u/5310522/wryter501
    Awesome Reveal fic, like, really awesome.

    Crossover Merlin and Sherlock:

    Rates of Descent by MugetsuPipefox https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12337803/1/Rates-of-Descent
    John and Merlin become friends. Beautiful.

    Sherlock, Sherlock Holmes:

    A Minor Conundrum by Dayja https://archiveofourown.org/works/867014
    A fic without any ‘e’s.

    Crossover with MCU: The Lonely God by inukagome15 https://archiveofourown.org/works/682565
    Sherlock Holmes is unusually similar to Tony Stark, isn’t he? 😀

    Precipice by icarus_chained https://archiveofourown.org/works/449708
    Short, Criminal!Watson AU.

    Associations by ancalime8301 https://archiveofourown.org/works/318420
    Nice Sherlock, John and Mary fic, post Game of Shadows.

    John Moriarty series by TardisIsTheOnlyWayToTravel https://archiveofourown.org/series/69097
    Beautiful and chilling and awesoooooome. 😀

    Detective Stories by esama https://archiveofourown.org/works/1113683
    Really beautiful John fic.

    The mind is its own place series by TardisIsTheOnlyWayToTravel https://archiveofourown.org/series/19005
    Where Sherlock is Lucifer and is bored of Hell. Solution? Go to Earth and stumble upon John Watson.

    Deliver Us from Evil, Part I: Mortality by Aleine Skyfire https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7242298/1/Deliver-Us-from-Evil-Part-I-Mortality
    Beautiful, amazing fic, which I recommend.

    It’s a Wonderful Life, Sherlock Holmes by Aleine Skyfire
    Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century and what the title says.

    And finally…

    Marvel Cinematic Universe 😀

    But I have so many of them (in thousands, it’d take too long), so it’ll just link to authors instead. Because they are that awesome. Please read their fics. Please, please, please. 😀

    Unbreakable92 https://archiveofourown.org/users/Unbreakable92/pseuds/Unbreakable92
    Mainly familial Bruce Banner and Tony Stark + Avengers family. Every. Fic. Is. Awesome. And the series: Of Big Brothers and Little Brothers, I’ve Got You and Faces (♥). The Author really, really needs more love. 😀

    dls https://archiveofourown.org/users/dls/pseuds/dls
    Mainly Tony Stark and Loki. Epicness. Right now the fic If You Had This Time Again (♥♥♥♥♥) is 16th in the Kudos Descending search on AO3!
    😀

    niewypowiedziane https://www.fanfiction.net/u/2256138/niewypowiedziane
    Mainly Tony Stark + other Avengers. Epic fics. For Example: If die, only in Manhattan, Afterimage and Sien, Ilein, and many more! 😀

    STARSdidathing https://archiveofourown.org/users/STARSdidathing/pseuds/STARSdidathing
    Mainly Tony Stark and Loki. Wonderfulness. Like the Sharpen Your Teeth fic! 😀

    inukagome15 https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1487579/inukagome15
    A little more comics than MCU. Also really amazing fics. Check out the It’s All in the Mind series! 😀

    Wix https://archiveofourown.org/users/Wix
    Many awesome Tony Stark fics. Like Rise Up (Time Travel-ish), Changing Fate (Time Travel) and The Roles We Play series! 😀

    ali_aliska https://archiveofourown.org/users/ali_aliska/pseuds/ali_aliska
    Tony Stark and James Barnes. Awesome stories. Winter’s End and Such Sweet Revenge, for example! 😀

    It’s all just a fraction of my favorite fics. I recommend all of them and the ones I didn’t list here, but are in my bookmarks, too. 😀

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