ximeria
18 December 2011 @ 12:29 am
Saturday Night Recs - AU all the way, baby!  
I've been enjoying the Xmen FC fandom for a while now, and realized that I should probably start listing some of the stuff I've been reading (and some of the artwork as I have already)

Fanfic

♥ A Curious Carriage of Crystal and Cold by Etharei
Charles, a miner from a poor village in the countryside, saves the life of Erik Lehnsherr, scion of a successful business family and the richest man on Eisen. Charles is a telepath and somewhat anxious about it, while Erik abstains from relationships because the lights flicker and doors open and electronics vibrate when he gets too excited.

Also features a long-suffering sister, a foul-mouthed bodyguard, and a best friend with a heart that is definitely not gold.

In which there are princes, spaceships, long journeys, and old secrets uncovered. (An AU sci-fi fairytale)


Why:
Because I'm such a sucker for romance, for stupid boys (it's one of those stories where you want to take one guy and hit the other with, for being so bloody oblivious) and I love sci-fi from the bottom of my heart.

@ AO3




♥ How To Be Co-Ruler Of Your Own Country Without Really Trying (series - 2 parts) by luchia
Summery of part 1 - Three kinds of learning
Erik intends to recruit Raven's supposedly amazing, all-powerful older brother. Instead, he finds himself dealing with Charles Xavier, a weak, tweed-addled professor who seems to think powers don't matter nearly as much as personality. Erik's misconceptions are blown apart when Raven goes missing.

Summary of part 2 - The Stuff National Anthems Are Made Of
Charles and Erik, unintentional co-rulers of the newly-formed Independent Sanctuary of Genosha, have a multi-national navy surrounding their island. Charles takes on the UN, leaving Erik to take on fatherhood and a brand new kind of responsibility, and together, they take on the first true enemy of Genosha.

Why:
Because both parts of the series made me snort coffee, snigger, go 'awwwww' and then start all over again with the snorting. And if a story can make me snort on purpose - then it's a keeper.

@ AO3 (series link)




Fanart

⋄ Have you ever looked at a tiger? (mystique) by Cylin

Why:
Because I love the glint to her eyes and because I'm blown away by the dynamics and the details of the blue scales

@ LJ

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