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Title: Our Lives On Holiday
Author: ashkatom
Fandom: Homestuck
Rating: E
Warnings: Violence, Helmsman consent issues (not sex, being used as a battery)
Story Links: AO3
Author Links: AO3 | tumblr
Summary: Wherein a debt is called, FLARP is played, and suddenly Sollux Captor finds himself in the middle of a terribly-planned coup. Contains caste politics, an incredible amount of snark, an inadvisable basement operating theatre, quite a lot of relationship drama, and too many fucking pesterlogs since our hero never leaves his hive.

==> Play the game

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Reccer's Notes: Surprise! This fic is not here because I got a worldbuilding boner over it. It's here for the characterization boner I got over it. (...Okay, maybe it's not that surprising.) Homestuck characters can be tricky to manage- especially Vriska, who is one fucked up troll.

This fic is Sollux-centric, and is told from his point of view, which done well, as it is here, is a feat not to be sneezed at. Aradia's alive, and their relationship is a thing to behold. The relationships in general are done nicely.

To sum up: Good plot and writing, but most of all this fic has lovely characterization.

(Really tempted to tag "irons in the fire" or "plot shenanigans". Not legit tropes; must resist)
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Title: Regnant
Author: stclairvoyant
Fandom: Homestuck
Rating: T
Story Links: AO3
Author Links: AO3
Summary:Bargaining with the Beasts beyond the reaches of furthest space for the opportunity of a new life, this time without the albatross of Sburb hanging over their heads, does indeed grant Rose Lalonde and her friends freedom from the game—at the price of their humanity. The new universe forged by the Noble Circle is a vivid, indistinguishable replica of the Alternia thought destroyed by all involved. With an oppressive caste system and the grim reality of new lives as trolls, and all that implies, Rose and her fifteen comrades resolve to instigate revolution and overthrow the oppressive regime of Her Imperious Condescension. But they number only sixteen, having barely scraped the surface of adulthood, and they are not the gods they once thought they were, and the Empress is an ancient thing—almost more institution than living, breathing being—with the power of an uncountable horde of trolls under her grasp.

Rose figures that makes them about even.
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Title: Cities in Dust (shit let's be hardboiled)
Author: Cephied_Variable
Fandom: Homestuck
Rating: T
Story Links: AO3 | Homesmut
Author Links: AO3 | Livejournal
Summary: Newternia's streets are merciless, especially if you happen to be a hard-boiled human detective on your first case with a crazy Legislacerator.
Oh, your city lies in dust my friend. Your city lies in dust.
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Reccer's Notes: This is one of the more well-known fics, but it is just so damn good that it needs to be rec'd everywhere and anywhere possible. The characterization is stunning, especially the Dave-voice it is told in.

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