The challenge is to rec a story you thought you wouldn't like because "it’s a fandom/pairing/trope/kink/genre/type of fanwork we tend to stay away from" but ended up liking anyway.
Well, I don't read a lot of those because I figure if I don't like I don't like, but, I managed to find 3 stories I did like despite my usual preferences, so yay. Pressure Drop
- by anon - Bradley/Colin (Merlin RPF)
It's about Colin having a kink about pissing himself and being humiliated about it.
Well, I'm not into piss kink in general, like, I'll read it if it's a part of a bigger story, but not as a pwp since it's just... not my kink. And I'm not into humiliation at all, but for some reason I gave this story a shot and ended up liking it.
It has a lot of FEELINGS. I love reading people being passionate about whatever they're doing. And these two are really passionate about this, and also scared and confused and it's all just like a speedball of emotions, UNGH. 2 stories
- 2 anons - Martin/Douglas (Cabin Pressure)
These are 2 stories for the same prompt, Martin having to hook himself for money and Douglas finding out.
I hate reading prostitution. I know most my flist knows this but since it's an open post I feel I should explain. I have nothing against people choosing to do it as a way of making a living, I just hate how often it's either not a choice or is the ONLY choice and since I have issues with sex it feels like a horrible choice to have to make for me personally, even though for someone who loves sex or just has no issues with it, it can be a great way of making money.
But, like it or not, even those these characters are cis men, I still project a bit of myself on them and I don't like reading them in a situation that would make me so uncomfortable. I seriously hope I have managed to not offend anyone with this explanation.
Right, ehm, but since there is very little Douglas/Martin fic out there, and also since I like it when stupid actions (like not paying someone) have consequences, I wanted to give these stories a shot. I ended up liking them because I love protective Douglas showing his human side.