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07 October 2015 @ 08:18 pm
Rectober 2015: Day 1  
Rectober 2015: Day 1 - This Character Deserves All the Love And Hugs And I Love Them

SAM "THE FALCON" WILSON from Marvel Cinematic Universe/Marvel Comics

Sam Wilson is perfect. He is a gift. He's brilliant, fun, a great friend. He deserves love, hugs and appreciation, which is why I chose to devote the first day of the rectober to him and his awesomeness - fics, fanart, fanmixes, numerous pairings and friendships.

Recs Sam Wilson


Sam Wilson/James "Bucky" Barnes

1. Title: Five Times Sam Wilson Helped Bucky Barnes (And One Time Bucky Helped Sam)
Author: usakeh
Pairing(s) Sam Wilson/James "Bucky" Barnes
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 6,945
Warnings: Suicidal ideation in one fragment
Summary: The title says it all.

Why I loved it: I love 5 + 1 fics. This one has a lot of hurt/comfort, Bucky dealing with PTSD and Sam being awesome, supportive and helping him to adjust to the new life. I really wanted to hug and Sam and Bucky in this one. More than usually, that is.

2. Title: Like A Prayer For Which No Words Exist
Author: thorinoakenshield
Pairing(s) Sam Wilson/James "Bucky" Barnes, Steve Rogers
Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 6,263
Warnings: References to past torture and violence, loose tie-ins to Age of Ultron
Summary: When Steve is summoned to New York by Tony Stark for an important meeting of the Avengers Sam wants nothing more than to be able to go with him, but, he's got his own mission to complete and it currently involves blueberry pancakes at three in the morning.

Why I loved it: When Steve is gone, Sam and Bucky take care of each other, develop a relationship, and make blueberry pancakes together. How wonderful is that? The fic deals with recovery, nightmares, all the emotions, but there's also fluff. And Sam and Bucky deserve all the hugs.

Sam Wilson/Steve Rogers

3. Title: As Food to Life
Author: CloudAtlas
Pairing(s) Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson, Natasha Romanov
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences
Word Count: 6,025
Warnings: -
Summary: Or: Five meals Sam Wilson shares with Steve Rogers. Steve wakes up again a couple of hours later, complaining about how hungry he is. His IV bag is empty but clearly it was doing very little in the face of the Serum. Sam smiles at him and grabs a nurse, requesting as much food as she can feasibly get. Sam’s fed Steve breakfast; he knows how much that man can put away.

Why I loved it: Just as Sam cooking is one of my favourite things ever, the same goes for Sam sharing meals with people, so I ended up loving this fic. I also enjoyed the banter, joking, Sam being protective of Steve (and the other way around). Also, "Sam Wilson Experience." I just can't help it, I really like it.

4. Title: I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose
Author: mikkey_bones
Pairing(s) Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson, Sharon Carter, James "Bucky" Barnes
Rating: General Audiences
Word Count: 19,948
Warnings: Depression and past character death.
Summary: On his third day at work at the Shield Mountain Nature Center, Steve finds a baby hawk and meets Sam Wilson, a one-man raptor rescue team.

Why I loved it: This is a nice Nature Center!AU. I like how Sam and Steve meet and how they still run together. Their conversations and how they get together is nicely written, too. Redwing appears, which is awesome, and I also enjoy small appearances from other characters, like Sharon and Bobbi (and they're pretty great, too). I love Sharon's friendship with the boys. It's a really lovely get together, relationship development fic.

5. Title: Like a Building Thunderhead
Author: caiusmajor
Pairing(s) Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson
Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 4,701
Warnings: Spoilers for Civil War comic book Issue 1 or 2
Summary: In the middle of the Civil War crossover, Sam Wilson tries to take care of his friend.

Why I loved it: I decided to include this fic, because it's from 2006. And it's for the comic-verse. I felt like I should include a fic that was written so long ago. I found it by accident and there's just something special about it. I like how Sam and Steve are talking to each other. The fic is fun and clever, and Steve is so polite.

6. Title: Tactile
Author: hailtherandom
Pairing(s) Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson
Rating: Explcit
Word Count: 8,405
Warnings: Canon-typical violence.
Summary: Five times Sam touched Steve and one time Steve returned the favor.

Why I loved it: Another 5 + 1 fics I really like. Sam is awesome, protective, he helps Steve, and also gives him a massage. It was fun to read.

Sam Wilson/James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers

7. Title: Smile Like That All the Time
Author: neverdanced
Pairing(s) Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson, Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson/James "Bucky" Barnes, Natasha Romanov
Rating: Mature
Word Count: 4,648
Warnings: -
Summary: Life is a process, and so are relationships. They're still figuring what they want from each other, what they mean to each other, but they'll get there. (Or, Bucky's healing and Sam and Steve are there to help every step of the way)

Why I loved it: Sam, Steve and Bucky learn to live together and share space, also learning more about one another. Domesticity, dealing with the past and relationship development.

8. Title: We'll Get On Just Fine (On Them Long, Long Drives)
Author: janie_tangerine
Pairing(s) Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson/James "Bucky" Barnes
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences
Word Count: 11,668
Warnings: -
Summary: Where Bucky and Sam decide to show Steve a great time for Christmas and the best way to do it is going on a road trip to the Grand Canyon.

Why I loved it: I love Sam and Bucky wanting to make Christmas nice for Steve, and planning everything they can to make it work. Also: Road Trip to the Grand Canyon! Banter, mistletoe, listening to music and Sam being awesome and sweet. How can I not love it? I developed a huge soft spot for this fic rather quickly overall.

Sam Wilson/James "Rhodey" Rhodes

9. Title: You Make Me Feel Like I Could Fly
Author: discreetmath
Pairing(s) Sam Wilson/James "Rhodey" Rhodes, Tony Stark, Clint Barton, Natasha Romanov
Rating: Mature
Word Count: 6,034
Warnings: -
Summary: The first time Sam meets Jim, their timing is terrible, and the next time seems like it's just more of the same. Maybe if they learned to use their words better, it wouldn't take a giant cephalopod to put them on the road to getting it together.

Why I loved it: Because of this fic I ended up liking this pairing, so I decided to include it in the list. There should be more of Sam/Rhodey around, really. I like how the slight backstory was established and the relationship was developed. There's also the team working together, Rhodey and Sam working together and Tony and Rhodey's friendship. And Cint appears as well! I love this fic.

Sam Wilson/Darcy Lewis

10. Title: Ace of Hearts
Author: Rainne
Pairing(s) Sam Wilson/Darcy Lewis, Steve ROgers, Jane Foster
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences
Word Count: 4,909
Warnings: -
Summary: Sometimes the things that look most complicated on the surface are really the easiest in the world.

Why I loved it: Soulmate!AU. Asexual!Sam and trans!asexual!Darcy are "soulmates and potentially squeezable platonic snuggle-buddies." I never though about this pairing before, but I developed a huge soft spot for that fic. It's ridiculously fluffy and cute, and Darcy and Sam are adorkable. And geeks. I love it.


11. Title: Build Your Wings on the Way Down
Author: enigmatic_blue
Pairing(s) Sam Wilson, Steve Rogers, Riley, Bruce Banner, other Avengers mentioned.
Rating: General Audiences
Word Count: 2,900
Warnings: Spoilers for The Winter Soldier.
Summary: Sam Wilson isn’t unfamiliar with leaps of faith.

Why I loved it: I love the description of Sam flying, what Sam goes through when Riley is gone and Sam's conversations with Steve. There's just something about this fic.

12. Title: Carnival Confab
Author: sweetwatersong
Pairing(s) Sam Wilson, Nick Fury
Rating: General Audiences
Word Count: 394
Warnings: -
Summary: Sam had probably heard of stranger things. Then again, it was a text from Fury telling him to attend the Annual Boardwalk Festival on Saturday with the simple instruction, "You'll know me when you see me."

Why I loved it: This one is rather short, but absolutely hilarious! I love the idea and I just couldn't help adding it to this list as soon as I've read it. Also, the way Phil is mentioned made me giggle a lot. A lot. There should be more fics about Sam talking to Nick, really.

13. Title: Strawberries in Wintertime
Author: sholio
Pairing(s) Sam Wilson, Steve Rogers, James "Bucky" Barnes, Natasha Romanov, Sharon Carter
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences
Word Count: 3,200
Warnings: Spoilers for The Winter Soldier.
Summary: Sam wasn't sure when his apartment had turned into a hangout for superheroes, spies, and rogue assassins. They just started turning up like stray cats and he made the mistake of feeding them, so then they didn't leave.

Why I loved it: I love the idea of Sam just taking care of everyone and letting everyone say at his place. He's awesome like that. Also, there is Sam cooking with Bucky, as well as Sam being supportive and caring. I really enjoyed reading this one.

14. Title: What You Carry
Author: thegraytigress
Pairing(s) Sam Wilson, Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanov, Nick Fury, Maria Hill
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences
Word Count: 5,460
Warnings: Spoilers for The Winter Soldier.
Summary: Sam would carry Captain America no matter how hard it was, no matter how much it hurt, no matter how far they had to go. And Steve would do the same for him. They were in this together.

Why I loved it: The fic focuses on Sam, his thoughts and feelings during what happens in TWS. Sam is an amazing person, an amazing friend and this is what the fic is about. I love how Sam and Steve's friendship is written and how Sam does everything he can to save Steve and make sure he is okay. How can I not love Sam?

15. Title: Whisperbright
Author: Gothams_Only_Wolf
Pairing(s) Sam Wilson, Steve Rogers, Riley, Gabriel Jones.
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences
Word Count: 5,266
Warnings: -
Summary: Sam can talk to birds. He'd like you to know, for the record, that Polly hates crackers and would rather be eating a piece of fruit or a nut.

Why I loved it: It's a beautiful Sam-centric fic. Sam Wilson talks to birds, how awesome is that? I love his conversations with various birds he saves, especially with Redwing. And it's related to how Sam started to be the Falcon! Sam and Redwing are great friends and it was fun to read how people reacted to Sam's ability or the fact that Sam and Redwing are a team.

And *HERE* at AO3 are all the fics written for SAMTEMBER 2015. Lots of fics that focus on Sam, his frierndships with other characters and pairings involving Sam.


1. Sam - Flying by julianstrayhorn (SFW) - this one is very beautiful, and made in a style I adore.
2. Sam - Falcon by wisesnail (SFW) - I like the composition in this one. It looks very good.
3. Sam - Bird School by mistersusans (SFW) - I love the details in this one, and the look on Sam's face.
4. Sam - Wings by drjerkface (SFW) - I love the winged!Sam trope, so I included a fanart for that as well.

5. Sam/Bucky - Mattress by lotolle (NSFW, I think) - I have a huge soft spot for that one. The expression on Sam's face and the way Bucky looks at him, it's great.
6. Sam/Bucky - Alongside by doomburgerdoodles (SFW) - This one is kind of sad.
7. Sam/Bucky - Testing the Water by thingsfortwwings (SFW) - an adorkable sketch of Sam/Bucky! Oh, Sam...

8. Sam/Steve - Musical Education by palaceoftheprophets (SFW) - it's one of the first Sam/Steve fanart I've seen and I still lvoe it!
9. Sam/Steve - Wingman by ponderosa121 (SFW) - this one is beautiful. I love the expressions on thweir faces!
10. Sam/Steve - Motorcycle by thingsfortwwings (SFW) - This one is absolutely beautiful. I love everything, the pose, the details, the coulouring. It's amazing.
11. Sam/Steve - Wings by mawoee (SFW) - Sam and Steve in their costumes, and Sam's wings are out. It's so very good.
12. Sam/Steve - Ace Shirt by shop5 (SFW) - Sams ace shirt is awesome, and I'm so glad someone made this one!

13. Sam/Steve/Bucky - Pastry by illustratedkate (SFW) - an adorkable piece of fanart inspired by an interview with Anthony Mackie.
14. Sam/Steve/Bucky - On Your Left, On Your Right by mechinaries (SFW) - Steve and Bucky troll Sam and it's hilarious!
15. Sam/Steve/Bucky - Undercover by cargsdoodles (SFW) - this one is also among my favourites. I'd love to see more fanart based on this image, really. I like this idea a lot.

16. Sam & Clint - Bored by lotolle (SFW) - I have a huge soft spot for that fanart. I love the idea and I just love the friendship between Sam and Clint in general. And the last panel is so adorable! I just had to share this one.
17. Sam & Clint - Mission by wintertree011s (SFW) - this one is absolutely hilarious and just thinking about it makes me giggle.
18. Sam & Clint & Groot - Nest by egobus (SFW) - another adorable one. I just couldnt help including it.

19. Sam & Steve & She-Hulk - Winner by biram-ba (SFW) - this one made me laugh, really XD She-Hulk is badass.
20. Sam & Steve & Natasha - Talking by mawoee (SFW) - This one is so beautiful! I love the friendship, I love the expression's on everyone's faces and the general atmosphere.


1. Sam - All I Do Is Win by dhaanes

2. Sam/Steve - I May Be Wrong (I Think You’re Wonderful) by heycomicgirl

3. Sam/Steve - Oh, So That'S How It Is? by heycomicgirl

4. Sam/Steve - On Your Left by willienot-william

5. Sam/Steve/Bucky - An Accidental Romance by heycomicgirl


My shipper heart is pretty happy with this picture. Like you wouldn't believe! While I don't have plans to watch the new film, I;m really considering it. Because Sam will be there. And Bucky, too, BUT SAM. Sam deserves more screentime.

And *HERE* are pictures from the CW set, where Sam looks absolutely badass.

Sam Wilson
Gif snagged from captainsassymills

*Mood*: accomplishedaccomplished
Profiterole: Sense8 - Nomi and Amanita_profiterole_ on October 7th, 2015 07:24 pm (UTC)
Sam is such a cinammon roll, I love him lots and lots and lots! ♥

I adore winged!Sam too.

Ha ha, the fanart with She-Hulk is amazing.

Thanks for all the links! <3
Megan Moonlight: sammegan_moonlight on October 9th, 2015 06:32 pm (UTC)
Sam is perfect and I had so much fun making this recs list ♥ ♥ ♥

Winged!Sam is one of my favourite tropes (right next to Sam cooking, really). There are so many great pieces of fanart for it...

The picture with She-Hulk I found right before posting the list and I just decided to add it, too, since it's too awesome not to rec it XD
Though I also have a huge soft spot for all the Sam&Clint pictures.

I'm glad you enjoyed it :D
Julie: Original ★ glassesragnarok_08 on October 7th, 2015 08:45 pm (UTC)
These recs are great :DDD
Megan Moonlight: phil/clintmegan_moonlight on October 9th, 2015 06:22 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed them :)
Jessica: GK || Homoeroticimpala_chick on October 7th, 2015 09:21 pm (UTC)
Sam!! I'm enjoying the fanmixes already. "I May be Wrong" is so great. Oldies mixes never get old.
Jessicaimpala_chick on October 7th, 2015 09:22 pm (UTC)
And the art with Steve and the motorcylce! Holy moly. <3
Megan Moonlight: sammegan_moonlight on October 9th, 2015 06:27 pm (UTC)
Sam ♥ ♥ ♥ He is perfect.

I had so much fun finding all the links, so I'm glad you enjoy them, too! :D
sweetwatersong: [avengers] blackhawk smilessweetwatersong on October 7th, 2015 10:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for the rec! I fully agree, there needs to be more Sam & Nick fic. :)
Megan Moonlight: phil/clintmegan_moonlight on October 9th, 2015 06:28 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed the recs :D Sam is amazing and deserves more appreciation!
st_aurafina: Marvel: Falconst_aurafina on October 8th, 2015 07:52 am (UTC)
AW YIS! *loves that Falcon man*
Megan Moonlight: sammegan_moonlight on October 9th, 2015 06:29 pm (UTC)
Sam is pretty much amazing, isn't he? :D