Rec at least three fanworks that you didn’t create.
The hardest part is narrowing the list down!
The 'Do Not Fucking Touch Me' Tour by MellytheHun, IT [King/Muschietti], Richie/Eddie -- IT fandom sort of ate me alive back in November, and after I read this story it stayed as an open tap on every device I own until like last week. I've re-read it so many times -- I desperately want to podfic it! -- and it's such a culmination of all my feelings about this fandom, this pairing, and Richie Tozier specifically.
the way a whetstone hones a blade by softestpunk, Wiedźmin | The Witcher - All Media Types, Emhyr var Emreis/Morvran Voorhis -- this is a pretty rarepair! I hadn't encountered it before. Wonderfully done, so evocative and thoughtful. But Emhyr’s warm eyes glittered as he looked. Morvran had long wanted Emhyr to look at him just like this. They had corresponded while Morvran had been touring the empire and allied states, Morvran sending weekly reports of all the things he’d seen and getting approximately monthly responses and updates on the goings-on of Nilfgaard, and the war in the North. He had been endlessly pleased to have so much of the emperor’s time to himself, especially when his attention had been occupied elsewhere.
Mr. Sandman [Series] by pterawaters, Stranger Things,
Jonathan Byers/Steve Harrington/Nancy Wheeler -- grab your tea, lap-oriented pet, and a weekend, because this 300k series is well worth the deep dive. It's a fork of Season One, with a focus on the OT3 romance and relationships, but also does so much work acknowledging the emotional holes in the series to date and working to address them thoughtfully and engagingly. Just wonderul -- while it's not technically finished, the author is solid about finishing up a storyline before moving on to the next. pterawaters began posting in November 2019, and has consistently been posting chapters on a multi-day weekly basis over the last three months; I'm beyond impressed. You don't need much if any Stranger Things canon knowledge to read this story, so it's a good entry point for someone new to the canon and/or only familiar with the fandom. Epic, heartfelt, and adventuresome.
Bang to Rights by concernedlily, Kingsman, Eggsy/Harry, AU. Constable Unwin never met a tailor before, but he knows this bloke who keeps turning up at his crime scenes ain't one. This was an absolutely fantastic AU; Eggsy became police instead of running petty crime, but still manages to encounter one Harry Hart nonetheless. This story does a fine job of making Eggsy and Harry on more equal footing with one another at first meeting, which is rather nice, and shows us an Eggsy who's gained the experience and confidence he eventually ends up with in the film up-front, as a result of several years as a copper. This AU twist gives the story something more of a James Bondish/Mission Impossible feel, while staying true to the spirit of canon.
Retroactive Hitting by Sibilant, Inception, Arthur/Eames -- Inception produced honestly some of the best PWPs out there in fandom at large, and this is a fine example. That’s the behaviour of an Eames who’d thought Arthur to be mildly homophobic, not shy. And Eames as he was then would have had no compunctions about ordering lace panties if it aided his efforts in discomforting a homophobic man. Eames of six months ago knows better. He knows Arthur craves affection like others crave food. He knows Arthur wraps his pride around himself like plate armour, and Eames of six months ago would think such a prank to be a serious misstep because it would leave Arthur feeling betrayed, like he’d exposed himself to Eames, only for Eames to fail to appreciate it. But the Eames of now knows even better. He knows Arthur is not as vulnerable as all that, for all Arthur may be gentle at the core. Eames-as-he-is-now knows that it’s a misstep because Arthur’s sense of shame is non-existent.
Enjoy, let me know what you think!