( Wednesday Reading. )
Those were all original fic readings, but there's a fanfic rec I want to share outside the cut: the Paris, je t'aime series by la_faerie. It's One Direction fic, but you don't need to be a part of the fandom to read it. It's priestfic at its finest, and more; the author clearly loves a lot of things, and the stories brim with art and culture and the different kinds of relationships that people can have that might not be Hollywood, and they might not be resolved, but they're still good as far as they can go. The crying I did over them was cathartic, and the whole thing was just the amount of bittersweet I like.
...and then there's the fic I wrote over the weekend, and it's none of those things, but I really enjoyed writing it. There's room for all kinds of stories in the world!
"red, gold, and blue" (AO3 | DW)
NC-17, 1500 words, Mikey/Gerard/Frank, June 2013
Mikey knows Gerard's ideological reasons for posing in alpha/beta erotica with his brother. He doesn't get the rest of the reasons until he sees the hot photographer.
( A couple thoughts. )
So that's some of the catch-up I've been meaning to play. (It's amazing how far behind you fall when you go to Disneyland, move between houses, and rewrite a 30k word story in about two weeks' time.) Comments will happen soon, I hope!