Fullmetal Alchemist Fanfic Recs
Another story I saw recently and enjoyed is Becca Stareyes's "Properties of the Elements"
, a series of interconnected vignettes focusing on Roy Mustang through the lens of his affinity for air. The author has a good feel both for her subject's character and for the chemistry of what he does -- the alchemical special effect he pulls off at Maes Hughes's wedding is sweet, entertaining and logically conceived. (The sight of the Mustang-tachi disassembling a refrigeration unit in the hopes of air-conditioning their break room is also not to be missed.) Unusually for a vignette-based 'fic, "Properties of the Elements" also ties itself up neatly at the end. Have a look; you won't regret it.
This rec walks right up to the line of self-promotion without actually falling over it (I hope).
I helped beta the story "... And Ever Widening Slowly Silence All"
(one of several people sharing the identity c_b_syndrome
) and think it turned out to be well-plotted, well-characterized, well-written and generally a worthwhile addition to the Ishbal end of this fandom. The high concept: Maes Hughes and Roy Mustang cope with the aftermath of the Ishbal extermination -- or, rather, Roy almost fails to cope and Maes backstops him. Not slash, but a good, character-focused examination of the early days of a solid male friendship. Being more a fan of homosocial than homosexual bonding fics, I found beta-reading this to be a great pleasure and think more people should know about it.
Most of these are SO NOT WORK SAFE! (Would I read something not smutty? YES, but only if it's angsty. There is some fluff as well, but mostly it's angst.)
I am making it a goal of mine to recc at least 6 stories per week.
(FANDOM REVIVAL... and BEAMING HAVOC THOUGHTS into all of your minds.)
Dunno if you've been reading this already, but I recommend:
Jean Havoc: A Work In Progress
Rating: NC-17 or M, for language, realistic description of spinal cord injury, and later sexual situations.
Spoilers: Manga Chapter 38+
Pairings: Main pairings are het (Jean/Sciezka is the primary het pairing), some yaoi later without much detail, you'll know it happened. It's a multichapter fic, so you'll be reading for a long while.
Hi! I recently became hooked on this series. Unfortunately, I'm having a tough time finding good fanfic. Can anyone recommend some "must" reads for this series? Any great archives to recommend? Currently, I'm desperately searching fanfiction.net for good fic. So any and all help will be greatly appreciated!
Oi folks *pokes at comm* anybody there?
Anyhoo, there's a fic/pic that completely made my day, so I reckon I would pimp it here.
Title: Defying Gravity (?)
Pairing/Characters: Ling + RanFan
Summary: It's a drabble, therefore it cannot be summarized. It's a moment in the life of a prince, I guess. Preseries.
Location: Right there
I just read this and I felt that I absolutely needed to rec it. Because it's simply awesome.
Spoilers for episode 25 of the anime and chapter 15 of the manga
It's a Roy/Envy drabble response to the infamous FMA-pairing generator.
Title: Roy's Point of View (am not too sure about this... **U) by onyx_shinigami
Summary: It'd be hard to make one without selling the drabble, so I have nothing to say, except that I didn't think that someone could express so much with so few words. It's heartwrenching. NO sap (which is so refreshing for this kind of fics.
Go read, my friends, go READ
Alright I don't have any fic to recommend at the moment, but I do have a quick question. Does ANYONE know of any fma fics with Kimblee in a het pairing? I've seen maybe a couple of him and Martel and that's about it. I just really like the idea of him with a woman for some reason and it's an understandably rare combination giving his tendency to blow up anything within a two foot radius. If anyone could direct me towards one they might know of, I would be very appreciative.
Wow. Time for me to post something.Alter!Series
: Tons of spoilers for episode 51 of the anime. If you haven't seen it, this won't make much sense to you. Follows Ed's adventures after the end of the series. Started by hime1999
, though she has been kind enough to open it up to others. While some of my stuff is there, I think everyone should go check it out for hime1999
drawings that she does to all the canon pieces. Not to mention the drabbles that have slowly corrupted quite a few writers.