ain't no wow now

Monday Issue #56

Apologising is practically becoming cliche for us, isn't it? :( I haven't had the time to read a lot this week - I'm running in my uni's student elections and also preparing to go see Panic, TAI and Cobra Starship twice over the coming weekend, so there's been a lot on my mind. Sorry guys. I feel really bad about it.

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Editor's Pick

Only Unto Him by disarm_d (Brendon/Spencer, NC-17; Harlequin romance AU)
"But why would they want to marry you?" Ryan asks.

Spencer grits his teeth and rubs his forehead. "They don't want to marry me, chowderhead. I'm just the eldest child. Why are you so incredibly mentally deficient when everything is going to hell?"



So it's times like these when we need your help all the more. If you have any suggestions for recs that you'd like to make, please do so over here. Thank you so much ♥
Hayden/Thoughtful
  • flimsy

Monday Issue #55

Sorry for the lateness!


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Editor's Pick

Loved you first by softlyforgotten (Ryan/Spencer, PG-13)
The last day of the summer holidays, Ryan and Spencer go down to the pool. Spencer wears white flip-flops and Ryan goes barefoot because it’s just around the corner, and he’ll feel silly going in his sneakers. He broke his flip-flops in a bike-riding-at-midnight escapade, split them right in the middle.




As always, recs & suggestions over here. :)
new kid revival

Monday Issue #54

I know, I know. I'm late and without a whole lot of recs, either. :( I'm sorry. I haven't had much time this week, and fear that the next couple of weeks might be the same. I'll try to get more organised in advance next time. I'm also not sure what it says about me that the vast majority of this is porn. Er, enjoy?



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Editor's Pick

felt almost like a home of sorts or something by cocaineflame (Jon/Spencer, R)
Jon has been in the silo for forty-three days when he meets Spencer.



Recs over here if you're into making our lives easier ;)
Keltie Dorkface
  • flimsy

Monday Issue #53

Hey folks! A little belated because I decided to wait an extra day as there wasn't enough fic :)

girlintheband and I are still planning anniversary funtimes, but with timezones and uni it might take just a little longer.

In any case, here's Issue #53 - first issue of year of two of heartsintact!

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Editor's Pick

Anyone Perfect Must Be Lying by foxxcub (Jon/Spencer, Frank/Gerard, others, R)
Jon likes to think his problems began when the coffee shop across the street opened up. In all honesty, though, they began the day Frank moved in with Gerard a month before Valentine's Day.
things are shaping up to be pretty odd

Monday Issue #52

Hello! Sorry this is somewhat late; I started back at uni again for the semester yesterday, and it's been awfully hectic. Apologies!

So, this is heartsintact's 52nd issue! Which, in case you're not so great at numbers, means we're now one year old! flimsy and I are planning some sort of special funtimes celebration post for later on in the week, but right now we'd just like to say thank you to everyone for sticking with us over the last year. ♥ It means a lot that you seem to think we're doing something useful with this little list of ours. Thank you all so much.

And without further ado, onto the recs!


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Editor's Pick

And Once a Time by disarm_d (Brendon/Spencer, NC-17' castle AU)
"Three days is not a lot of time," Spencer says, doing his best not to panic.

Earl Mikey shrugs. "It's Pete. He said, 'I'm coming up; you should have a banquet for me; how about Tuesday?'"


And we don't normally rec works-in-progress or fics that are not posted in their entirities yet, but I feel this is a worthy exception, especially as it's nearly all posted now. I don't remember the last time I felt this emotionally involved in a fic, and it's our birthday, so. DOWN WITH OUR OWN INFORMAL RULES! \o/

But Not The Song by ignipes & emilyray (Brendon/Vicky-T, Brendon/Ryan, Jon/Ryan, Spencer/Butcher, Ryan/Spencer, Brendon/Spencer, pre-Panic GSF, NC-17; slave AU)
Business at the slave market is slow.

It's been drizzling since dawn and there's a bitter wind across the plains, buffeting the lines of shivering slaves and slicing through Brendon's threadbare clothes. He tries to keep still, mindful of the way the slaves around him hiss and glare when he fidgets, but he aches all over from the cold, and his nose is running and his feet are freezing into the mud, and the merchant walking slowly along the lines is taking too fucking long.


♥ Thank you all once again. The recs suggestions post is over here.
Hayden/Thoughtful
  • flimsy

Monday Issue #51

Sort of on time, this time! \o/ And it's the 51st issue already -- only one week left to the HRTS anniversary :D

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Editor's Pick

Anyone Else But You by zarah5 (Ryan/Brendon, Jon/Spencer, Gabe/William, others, College AU, R)
Brendon suspects he might just be one of the roughly three students on campus who’re actually glad the break is over.



As always, recs & suggestions over here.
lips like lovers

Monday Issues #49 & #50

Hello! Guess what? This is heartsintact's 50th issue! We're so happy to have made it to the all-important number fifty.

We apologise for the lack of entry last week; Nika was overwhelmed by her exams. We have sort of double issue here to make up for it. There's, uh-- a lot of fic under the various cuts, is all I'll say. So much good stuff recently! I'm still reading big bangs, also, so I think there's a couple of them in here too. ♥ Thanks for reading, as always.



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Editor's Pick

A couple extra, to make up for things!

But you can't be missed by eleanor_lavish (Brendon/Spencer, R)
"No, I mean. It's like you haven't aged a single day." Ryan steals another glance, and Brendon looks uncomfortably out the window. The back streets of Vegas look a lot like he remembers them. The cars in the driveways aren't really different, people are still dressed the same, dragging their trash to the sidewalk in their pajamas. No one's in some sort of space-age suit or wearing a video visor, or walking a robotic dog. If Brendon was going to be dropped unceremoniously into the future without his consent, there could at least be robotic dogs.


in our bedroom, after the war by sinuous_curve & insunshine (Panic GSF, Brendon/Butcher, Ryan/Chiz, others, NC-17)
Spencer gets into college just as Ryan is deciding that he needs to be done with it.


This is Not the Story of Your Life by foxxcub (Brendon/Spencer, Jon/Ryan, Pete/Patrick, Frank/Gerard, PG-13)
Patrick says, softly, "I'll still have this, right? I mean...I won't forget it all, will I?"

It's not really Brendon's place to tell him how time passes here. No one ever explained it to him, and he'd spent a long time feeling bitter about it until he realized that it wasn't that no one wanted to explain it--it's that no one *could*.

"It's different for everyone," he finally replies slowly, and it's not a lie.



Suggestions for recs over here, as always, if you fancy!
things are shaping up to be pretty odd

Monday Issue #48

Not too many recs this week, sorry! I'm still drowning in unread big bang fics. /o\

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Editor's Pick

Go Ask Alice, or, ADD(ict) by miznarrator (Brendon/Ryan, Brendon/Spencer, NC-17; AU, warnings for dark themes)
Brendon bounces out of the kitchen again, shirt hanging open, almost off his shoulders. His bare feet slap on the linoleum, silencing once they hit the carpet. He smiles at Spencer first, then beams at Ryan. Spencer raises his eyebrows again, but neither of them notice. Ryan smiles back before remembering himself and dropping it. Brendon’s fades more slowly but it too, disappears.

“Are you sure you can handle this.”

“What are you talking about, fuck yeah, I can handle it.” Brendon’s shoulders are a bit raised, but straight, as he takes a step in closer to Ryan, bouncing just a little on his toes. Spencer watches Ryan deliberately not flinch, and holds his own breath. The music blares so loud it feels like silence.

“Okay.”

Brendon steps back, cocky smirk back in place, bouncing again. “Okay, I’ll do good, you watch.”

“Be careful,” Spencer says, even though he sounds like his mom. He’s not even sure how he means it.
Hayden/Thoughtful
  • flimsy

Monday Issue #47

There's been so much fantastic fic! I had a hard time picking an editor's pick!


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Editor's Pick

A Brokedown Melody by sathinks (Jon/various, Jon/Spencer, surfer!Jon, R)
There's only three things Jon needs at any given time to be happy when he's on tour: his iPod, which has worn a permanent groove in the pocket of his jeans; his acoustic Ibanez, scuffed up and a little hollow-sounding, but still sweet enough; and his Pentax. Take any of those things away, Jon has learned, and he's not especially pleasant to be around until he gets them back. He doesn't check his guitar on planes any more, even though it costs more to get it stowed at the door.





Suggestions over here, if you like!
porno

Monday Issue #46

So there's a lot of bandombigbang fic I haven't had the chance to read yet; exams abound, unfortunately, and there is much studying and essay-writing to be done. Thus, do not fret if you think your big bang fic should have been recced! I probably just haven't managed to read it yet, but I'll get there eventually, and I'm sure flimsy is doing her part to absorb the thousands upon thousands of lovely words you've all posted, too. So there'll probably be a few retro-recs for big bang fics in the next few weeks' issues, is what we're saying.

Also, rec-wise, probably not your thing this week unless you're into Panic at the Disco. Oops. I didn't plan on it being so slanted, I swear. /o\

Thanks for reading, as always! ♥

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Editor's Pick

Close Your Eyes and Drive by disarm_d (Brendon-and-Spencer mostly gen, NC-17)
Spencer doesn't know what makes him say it, he isn't planning on making the offer, but he opens his mouth and says, "You want me to drive up with you?"

Brendon's head springs up. He looks excited, before his face sinks back into whatever weird fucking tired look that he's had for -- it's been a while, now that Spencer thinks about it. He's been fucking weird in the past couple of weeks, and whatever tired look lives at the corners of Brendon's eyes settled in a while ago.

Brendon quirks his lips up and says, "Thanks, Spence," before dropping his head back down to stare at his candy. Or, to just not look at Spencer.



zarah5 held the Boys-helping-each-other-dress meme over here, while restless_jedi hosted the Gen meme here.


Rec suggestions can be commented with over here, as per usual. ♥