Anonymous asked: The Proper Care of Actors archiveofourown org works 254819 chapters 396313 And its sequel archiveofourown org works 858950
I took this to mean for the fandom favourites page - if not, tell me I’m wrong but it’s definitely going in there either way. Here’s my rec which can be also found in the fandom fav page!
Summary: Erik is an A-list action star who is notoriously difficult to work with, until the day he gets cast alongside Charles Xavier, rom-com darling who can charm the pants off movie audiences the world over and apparently even one Erik Lehnsherr. The paparazzi catch them out and about soon enough, and their real-life Hollywood movie romance becomes instant tabloid fodder.
Warnings/Rating/Word count: AU, modern setting, acting, rom com, sex pollen (almost(, so much sex, drunkenness, fluff, NC-17, 292,409 words (part 1)
My Opinion: Firstly, I DID MEAN TO ADD THIS ONE and thank you to whoever sent me an anon to add this :) I appreciate it. Secondly, I haven’t read it, mainly due to the length, but it was rec’d to me by a friend and her opinion is as follows: ‘THEY ARE ADORBS’. It’s really popular and a collaboration of some of my favourite authors so it definitely deserves to be here!
I do want to read this but with it being almost 300,000 I can’t really do that at the moment. So if anyone has anything else to add to the opinion section in the interim - let me know!
Anonymous asked: Hi there! I'm looking for an au fic where erik was once in an abusive relationship with shaw. Raven is his sister and she's dating Azazel but she's also got a lot of issues with trust and stuff. Emma is Erik's therapist and Erik's really protective of raven and doesn't leave her alone with Azazel at the beginning of their relationship. The last chapter has charles going with erik to visit Emma. I can't remember a lot in the middle...:/ I do hope you guys could help! Thank you so much!
Hi there Anon!
The fic you’re looking for is An Ideal Grace by afrocurl, nekosmuse as part of The Sonnet Series. :D :D :D~ A most excellent story and series.
Summary: Erik Lehnsherr is a visiting professor at Columbia University, as well as an acclaimed and award winning poet. Charles Xavier is a lead researcher with the Genetics Department who is well on his way to tenure. But what happens when Charles has to cancel a class because half his students abandon him in favour of a mysterious new English Lit professor? Naturally he ends up sitting in in the class, where Professor Lehnsherr mistakes him for a student. It’s really too bad Erik has such a strict policy against dating students. It’s also too bad Erik doesn’t seem to know how to use Google.
somuchbetterthanthat asked: Hello, I'm sorry to bother you, but I was wondering what xmfc (or just x-men universe) stories do you think explore the best Charles's telepathy and the general reactions that it gets him (and why that makes him the awesome yet horrifically lonely man he is. hum.) ? Have a nice day :)
Heh heh, the one that comes to mind is not for the faint of heart — Unbound by Cesare and Helens78, a 240k monster that is only the tip of the iceberg of a sprawling multiple-realities ‘verse, and features Charles and Erik having extremely explicit kinky sex with basically everyone but each other (because tragic angsty plot). (The sprawling multiverse is all built as prequels or alternate timelines of Determination, which is actually quite short and still in progress. If you get to that point, I recommend starting in on Asked You First, which branches off late in the story and has a happy ending.)
Anyway, yes, this story does a LOT of deeply thought-out exploration of telepathy and how people react to it and how Charles deals with that and how lonely it makes him.
If you’re not looking for a behemoth, Listerinezero’s Impulse Decisions is a comparatively tiny 40k. The main plot is Charles and Erik getting hitched while drunk in Vegas, but there’s a sideplot about Charles taking psychic dampeners to appease his university bosses.
I know there’s been so many more, but that’s all that’s coming to mind right now! I’m glad we have similar opinions on Charles. /pets his floppy hair
Random offhand fic rec: this is short, powerful, and very thought-provoking. (Learning To Call You Home, by helens78)
Title: In The Punch Line
Author: zamwessell (greencarnation)
Summary: Despite his current success, Charles was the ultimate loser in high school, a complete nerd who was everyone’s punching bag. Raven is convinced that Charles should be heading to his ten-year reunion, if only to rub his success in his former classmates’ faces, but Charles refuses to go without even a date. So Raven enlists one of her friends to be Charles’ fake-boyfriend- Erik, who happens to have a massive crush on Charles, and also happens to be the new face of Calvin Klein.
Opinion: I’m a sucker for reunion fics in every fandom, but I liked this one especially. Poor Chuck is all I have to say! (Actually, I can also say that the dynamic between Charles and Erik was very cute and they had perfect chemistry. The majority of this fic is fluff and humor, but there’s bits of angst mixed in. Mostly I was just loving adorkable!Charles the whole time.)
This story is SO FREAKIN’ HILARIOUS AND SWEET, if anyone has not read it please proceed immediately to the link.