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27 October 2015 @ 08:07 pm
Rectober 2015: Day 6  
Rectober 2015: Day 6 - Merfolk!

This post was inspider mostly by my conversation with andrea_deer. This time 15 fics from 9 fandoms and 15 pieces of fanart from 5 fandoms. They are all lovely. For some reasons I do have a huge soft spot for fics about merpeople (but I don't like The Little Mermaid). It's not a very popular theme overall, I guess (not in many fandoms, at least), so I decided to rec some works.

Recs Merfolk


1. Title: A Fish and a Cat
Author: King of Novices (mykonos)
Pairing(s) Desmond Miles/Shaun Hastings
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 4,608
Warnings: -
Summary: When Shaun finds refuge beside the city lake, he doesn't expect to find a merman frolicking about in the water. Desmond is a merman who is a human first and foremost, but he morphs into his other body upon coming in contact with water. Can a fish and a cat trust each other by the end of the day?

Why I loved it: This one is lovely! I love all the banter between Shaun and Desmond and how they met. It's exactly what I like about this pairing, really.


2. Title: shine bright
Author: isloremipsumafterall
Pairing(s) Alphonso "Mack" Mackenzie/Leo Fitz, Bobbi Morse/Jemma Simmons (mentioned)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 3,194
Warnings: -
Summary: Fitz has lost a lot of himself since the cave in happened, his tail doesn't shine as bright and nothing holds his interest anymore; until he sees the human Mack working while exploring the shorelines one day. (except Fitz is no mermaid and Mack's no prince and there are no sea witches with deals).

Why I loved it: It's a lovely fic. Fitz is a Merman and Mack is so supportive and they're wonderful. I like how the author went about the Fitz-saving-Simmons situation in this one. I really want to hug Fitz.

3. Title: What beautiful scales you have!
Author: lunaemoth
Pairing(s) Antoine Triplett/Darcy Lewis, Jane Foster, Phil Coulson, Skye, Lance Hunter, Melinda May, Jemma Simmons, Leo Fitz, Alphonso "Mack" Mackenzie, Thor, Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, Clint Barton
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 8,663
Warnings: -
Summary: When Darcy and Jane are threatened, Darcy has no other choice than transforming. SHIELD (or what's left of it) rescue them and, well... she'll bite the next one who calls her Ariel.

Why I loved it: Darcy is a badass mermaid and she knows it. And she and Trip work together so well! I found this fic only recently, but I'm so glad, because I really enjoyed it. Darcy is awesome, so are Trip, Phil and Jane, and I didn't even mind Skye being there (too much). it was fun to read.

4. Title: By the Sea
Author: tedaltmans
Pairing(s) Kate Bishop/America Chavez
Rating: General Audiences
Word Count: 4,255
Warnings: -
Summary: Live and die by the sea, a pirate’s aphorism. It was America’s too. Before she considered living in the sea.

Why I loved it: It's a sweet fic and I adore Kate and America's meeting. And I like the idea of mermaid!Kate and sailor!America.


5. Title: Overboard
Author: yarnandtea
Pairing(s) James Vega/Kaidan Alenko
Rating: General Audiences
Word Count: 3,085
Warnings: -
Summary: It's been over a year since James was lost overboard in a storm, and Kaidan can't stop thinking of him. Imagine his surprise when James suddenly turns up in the middle of the ocean.

Why I loved it: While I have never considered this pairing before I've found this fic, I enjoyed it. At first I assumed it would be about merman!Kaidan, but no. There's merman!James. Kaidan missed James so much, and when they meet again


6. Title: Swimming in the Flood
Author: notastranger
Pairing(s) Newton Geiszler/Hermann Gottlieb
Rating: Explicit/NC-17
Word Count: 3,700
Warnings: -
Summary: Dr. Newton Geiszler returns to the ocean to meet again with the merman who saved his life.
It is not a date. (Spoiler alert: It is totally a date.)

Why I loved it: Merman!Hermann is one of the best things ever! I also love that Newt brought human food for Hermann. And the part about Newt's tattoos. It's a very enjoyable fic.


7. Title: Glaukos
Author: may10baby
Pairing(s) Magnus Bane/Alec Lightwood, Jace Lightwood, Isabelle Lightwood, Ragnor Fell, Max Lightwood
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 13,918
Warnings: -
Summary: Magnus Bane is a wealthy merchant that sails the open seas to sell his wares. When a dangerous storm throws him overboard, he's lucky to be saved by a gorgeous, young man with black hair and blue eyes and... a fish tail?

Why I loved it: I still don't know those books nor those characters, but I love how this fic is written. I like Magnus' and Alec's first meeting, how they tried to communicate anddeveloped a relationship. I like the whole plotline, too. It was really enjoyable to read even if I'm not familiar with the characters (but soon I will be, I guess).


8. Title: out in the sun
Author: achaiion
Pairing(s) Leonard McCoy/James Kirk (AOS), Joanna McCoy, Carol Marcus, Geoffrey M'Benga, Nyota Uhura, Gaila, Jocelyn McCoy
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 3,266
Warnings: Minor Character Death
Summary: The sea had gone oddly calm. Quiet. There were no waves, none big enough for him to surf on, so Leonard settled on his board, and waited.
And then he saw it.
The face looking up at him through the water.

Why I loved it: This one is angsty, but not because of the relationship, but because of what happens in Bones' past, I can't say what, since it would be a spoiler. I like merman!Jim and his attitude.

9. Title: Water's Edge
Author: tresa_cho
Pairing(s) Leonard McCoy/James Kirk (AOS), Spock, Nyota Uhura, Hikaru Sulu
Rating: Explicit/NC-17
Word Count: 14,135
Warnings: -
Summary: Leonard froze, jaw dropping as he witnessed the impressive shoreline stretching out in front of him. The double moon system forced huge waves against powder white sand, and the water itself was a shimmer of colour. Algae and alien kelp painted navy blue water with streaks of reds, greens, and oranges, an oil painting against the serene backdrop of the pale green sky.
Jim clapped Leonard on the shoulder, startling him. “Welcome to Kahála.”

Why I loved it: It's one of my favourite merman!Bones fics, I think. I like how it's written. And the opening scene of the fic is kind of brilliant. Besides that, I like including of the alien planets and alien characters and all the h/c. I want to hug Bones, really.

10. Title: Wet Secrets
Author: tresa_cho
Pairing(s) Leonard McCoy/James Kirk (AOS)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 4,678
Warnings: -
Summary: Bones hates getting wet.

Why I loved it: I like the idea of Jim finding out that Bones might not be human. For some reason this fic sticks with me.


11. Title: Afloat
Author: Serpentsign
Pairing(s) Bobby Singer/Crowley
Rating: General Audiences
Word Count: 1,720
Warnings: -
Summary: Bobby is a shipwrecked sailor with little hope of surviving. He's desperate enough to make a deal with a curious merman.

Why I loved it: This one is short, but one of my favourites, I think. I mean, just the idea of merman!Crowley makes me smile, but I love how his and Bobby;s meeting happened.


12. Title: The Moon and the Tide
Author: trilliath
Pairing(s) Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 4,951
Warnings: -
Summary: Derek is a misfit were who prefers the solace of the beach to the clamor of his pack and reminders of his failures.
Stiles is a curious merman whose interest in the unknown is definitely going to get him into trouble.
Meeting each other was not something either of them expected.

Why I loved it: So much fluff. I love it. Merman!Stiles is just so adorkable and so curious about werewolves and everything else. It's such a sweet series!

13. Title: The Shells at the bottom of the Sea
Author: orphan_account
Pairing(s) Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski, Vernon Boyd, Erica Reyes, Isaac Lahey, Scott McCall
Rating: General Audiences
Word Count: 4,235
Warnings: -
Summary: The one where Stiles is a seal merman trying to fit in with the sharks.

Why I loved it: This one is hilarious. I love oblivious!Stiles and how much Derek tries to impress him. It's just... so sweet.

14. Title: Wolf of the Waters
Author: NimblePhoenix
Pairing(s) Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski, Sheriff Stilinski, Scott McCall
Rating: Explicit/NC-17
Word Count: 12,385
Warnings: -
Summary: An AU in which Derek flees to his family's vacation home on the coast in an attempt to leave behind Beacon Hills and all its ghosts. Stiles is a bold young merman who likes to feel the sun on his scales and isn't about to give up his favorite place to sun bathe just because a brooding werewolf has moved into the long abandoned beach house. Mythical creatures abound and romance is in abundance.

Why I loved it: I think this is one of my favourite fic about merpeople in general. I love merman!Stiles. I really like how it's written in general, how Derek and Stiles mett, how they get used to spending time together and how their relationship develops. I like it a lot.


15. Title: He Says He Is An Oceanographer
Author: SailorPtah
Pairing(s) Carlos/Cecil Palmer, Other Night Vale Residents
Rating: General Audiences
Word Count: 20,961
Warnings: -
Summary: AU. Carlos and his team are studying the most scientifically interesting patch of ocean along the U.S. coastline. In the process, a certain member of the ocean community (with a beautiful, soothing Voice) starts to take an interest in him too.
Featuring fairytale romance, the music of the sea, chemistry of all kinds, and, well, puns. Lots and lots of puns.

Why I loved it: I like Oceanographer!Carlos and merman!Cecil. And I love Cecil's broadcasts and the way he talks about Carlos. It's so very... Cecil. And the way they work together, how they get along... I love it. Carlos/Cecil forever.


1. Morgana/mermaid!Gwen by yue_ix

2. Mycroft/merman!Greg by abitto
3. Merman!Sherlock by bennyslegs

Star Trek
4. Merpeople!AOS Crew by almost-on-the-uss-enterprise
5. Merpeople!DS9 Crew by thesadchicken
6. Merpeople!TNG Crew by thesadchicken
7. Merpeople!TOS Crew by thesadchicken

8. Dean/merman!Castiel by karadin

Teen Wolf
9. Merman!Boyd by trilliath
10. Danny/merman!Jackson by inflomora-art
11. Merman!Derek by goss
12. Merman!Derek by kala-fiorek
13. Stiles/merman!Derek by kala-fiorek
14. Derek/merman!Stiles by steammmpunk
15. Allison/mermaid!Lydia by meledea

*Mood*: curiouscurious
Adommy-Fangirl: Teen Wolf - Lydia *sweet Smile*bm_shipper on October 27th, 2015 08:04 pm (UTC)
Beautiful fanart.
I always think Lydia would make the perfect "Ariel", because shes just so beautiful and fits so much - look-wise. OUAT should have cast her, although JoAnna was cute too :D
Megan Moonlight: heartmegan_moonlight on October 28th, 2015 07:18 pm (UTC)
She woud be a really great mermaid! I wish there were more fanart of her.
Profiterole: Kuroko no Basuke - Kagami and Kuroko_profiterole_ on October 27th, 2015 08:06 pm (UTC)
Oh, what a nice theme! I don't remember the last time I read a merman story, but there is a lot of Free (the swimming anime) merman art, especially for HaruRin.

I see you're already reading Magnus/Alec. ^^
Sharon: Babylon 5 Smilesharona1x2 on October 27th, 2015 08:57 pm (UTC)
I'm doing my best to get her into the pairing!
Profiterole: Star Trek - Kirk and Spock_profiterole_ on October 27th, 2015 09:05 pm (UTC)
I can't wait for the TV show! The movie was a breath of fresh air, finally guys flirting for real in an action movie and not just in subtext! I've read the first trilogy after that, just because I wanted to know more about these two. <3 And also about Jace's past, because it came out of nowhere in the movie and I needed some context.
Sharon: Spartacus Nagron True Lovesharona1x2 on October 27th, 2015 09:11 pm (UTC)
I liked the movie, mainly because I knew so many of the actors from other things. I plan to watch it again, soon. I've listened to the first two books. It's easier for me to listen to them since I take a 90 minute walk every morning. I'm listening to The Bane Chronicles now, before I start book 3. Magnus is my favorite character (although I love Alec dearly), and his stories are VERY funny.

You've read Cassandra Clare's version of their first kiss, I hope.


The show can't get here fast enough. I had to make a Tumblr account just to satisfy my need for more Malec. :-)
Profiterole: The Secret Circle - Diana Adam Cassie_profiterole_ on October 27th, 2015 09:21 pm (UTC)
I was a little curious about The Bane Chronicles, obviously, but I saw somewhere that it was better to have read the other trilogies before and I don't plan on reading them.

Oh yeah, a friend linked me to it right after I saw the movie. And later on, when I read the second book, there was a reference to it and I was all: "Ah ah, that's where the kiss scene goes."

I don't have a Tumblr, I only lurk there, but I lurk a lot. XD

I'm adding you so that we can fangirl about Shadowhunters when it's on. Plus, the other fandoms we have in common.
Sharon: Grimm Wu Bad Asssharona1x2 on October 27th, 2015 09:33 pm (UTC)
I spoiled myself on the rest of the books, so I had no problem jumping ahead into The Bane Chronicles. It has two stories about Magnus and Alec. Three, if you count the extra story that was added for the hardcover edition. One of them is the first Malec date. The audio version is narrated by Gareth David-Lloyd. That man has an awesome voice.

The main thing I'm leaning from The Bane Chronicles is that Magnus loves to be fashionable. He also fell hard and fast for dear Alec. ♥

I follow #malec in Tumblr. I don't post anything of my own, just reblog things.

Thanks for adding me! I'll add you right back. I need more friends for fangirling over Shadowhunters.
Profiterole: Mirage of Blaze - Naoe and Takaya_profiterole_ on October 27th, 2015 09:45 pm (UTC)
My impression from the books was that Magnus loves the weird fashion that looks like it's made only for the catwalks and can't actually be worn IRL. XD

I see that you're watching Haikyuu! I kept hearing about Yachi on Tumblr, and now I know why. With sports anime, it's really hard to know if the characters are canonically queer or if it's just really, really heavy subtext, but she was totally fawning over Shimizu. <3
Sharon: TP O/S Togethersharona1x2 on October 27th, 2015 10:01 pm (UTC)
In the story I just read from The Bane Chronicles, he spent a lot of time talking about his clothing. He also has a lot of closet space devoted to his wardrobe. He tends to go for very colorful clothing, and he seems to like hats. He's the opposite of Alec, who wears his sad sweaters that look like his mom picked them out. I suspect that TV show Alec will be better dressed.

I watch a lot of sports anime. I can see we have that in common. I love that in Haikyuu!! we get to see a girl with a crush. It's a very sweet one, too. Yachi is adorable.

Most times, I prefer subtext, but with Malec, I'm grateful that it's really there. Same with the couples in Sense8, and Nagron.

Edited at 2015-10-27 10:01 pm (UTC)
Profiterole: Sense8 - Nomi and Amanita_profiterole_ on October 27th, 2015 10:08 pm (UTC)
ToriShishi love! <3 I never watch RL sports, but I watch a lot of sports anime too.

Well, the thing is there's hardly ever good, long subtext that leads to actual text, which would be my preference (and which is basically the concept behind a lot of fanfics). Root/Shaw in Person of Interest is about the only exemple that comes to mind. But I really love the couples in Sense8 and in How To Get Away With Murder.
Sharon: Kuroko's Basketball Kurokosharona1x2 on October 27th, 2015 10:13 pm (UTC)
I was a big ToriShishi fan a few years ago. In fact, I have a website for them, though I stopped updating it a long time ago.

I really like Root/Shaw! I was glad when they went there with the show. I didn't expect that they would. I hope if the show ends this year, they'll at least get them back together.
Profiterole: Nightrunner - Seregil and Alec_profiterole_ on October 27th, 2015 10:21 pm (UTC)
That's great!

I think they will, but I don't know if there will be a lot to watch since there will be a lot of other plotlines to solve. Still, there'll probably be some great lines. These two always have great lines. ^^
Megan Moonlight: phil/clint2megan_moonlight on October 28th, 2015 07:24 pm (UTC)
I think I stumbled upon some merfolk!fics for Free and I've read some, but they were rather short (and I had no idea which characters are which XD). But I definietly see how this series would work well for fanart.

I even saw a couple of merfolk!fics for Kuroko's Basketball, but they weren't my pairings at all *lol*

I try to get into it slowly :) People talk so much about it - I just hope that since they're promoted a lot, they will get equally much actual screentime in the show.
Profiterole: X-Men - Xavier and Magneto_profiterole_ on October 28th, 2015 07:57 pm (UTC)
It feels stranger for Kuroko than for Free, but why not? :-)

They actually don't have that much screentime in the movie / pagetime in the books, but it's not necessarily a bad thing, because the het relationships get a bit too convoluted from time to time, while Magnus/Alec remains amazing.
Megan Moonlight: azazel/riptidemegan_moonlight on October 30th, 2015 06:57 pm (UTC)
After I got into AU fics I realized that fic writers can make many things work well when they really want to XD I'm still proud of my Bookshop!AU fic *lol*

On the one hand, I get it, when characters don't have much time in the source material, they might not get much screentime in other productions.
But I'm tired of situations when there is a lot of attention around someone appearing in a show/movie/whatever, only to find out later that in the end the actor/character appears only for a few minutes. It's just... disappointing.
Which is another reason why I read spoilers - to be prepared XD
Julie: Original ★ on the other sideragnarok_08 on October 27th, 2015 08:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the recs, and the fanart was just lovely :D
Megan Moonlight: jbmegan_moonlight on October 28th, 2015 07:19 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed them :D I wish this theme were more popular.
Sharon: The Flash Planning in Progresssharona1x2 on October 27th, 2015 10:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting a Malec rec! I'll have to read it over the weekend. Let me know if I can ever rec anything back for you. I've started a list in my DW account. :-)
Megan Moonlight: singhmegan_moonlight on October 28th, 2015 07:36 pm (UTC)
Enjoy! :) It was a really good fic. I really like how the author established their meeting.

I try to slowly get into this pairing.

So many people talk about Malec - I just wonder how much screentime will they actually get together in the show.
Sharon: Gotham Jerome Smilesharona1x2 on October 29th, 2015 12:19 am (UTC)
They won't actually meet up until episode 4. That's keeping with the books though, so I can't complain as much as I'd like. I read somewhere that Harry (Magnus) filmed most of his scenes with Matt (Alec), as well as with the guy who plays Luke and the gal who plays Clary. I suspect they'll get a decent amount of screen time. There's a subplot being added for Alec that isn't in the books. It could lead to a lot of Malec goodness, probably after a bit of angst.

Cassandra Clare (the book series author) was promised that there would be Malec romance. She said the writers LOVE Malec. Matt said at NY Comic Con that if we're fans of Malec, we'll probably be happy. The actress who plays his sister said we'd be VERY happy.

All that said, they aren't the main characters. They will have screen time, but Jace and Clary will still be the main focus. At least it will be more than what was in the movie. They only had a couple scenes together. Their relationship is much more obvious in book 2.
Megan Moonlight: booksmegan_moonlight on October 30th, 2015 07:05 pm (UTC)
I guess I'll see how will that go. I'll stay optimistic, since I don't know the source material :) It might help.

I'm just always kind of disappointed when someone appearing in a show gets a lot of attention only to find out later that they're there only for a couple of minutes only.
andrea_deer: SH - Marry giggly and mockingandrea_deer on October 31st, 2015 09:19 pm (UTC)
Merfolk AUs ♥ I think the best one I've ever read was in the X-Files fandom, weridly enough. Probably because it was most unusual one. But also I recently saw this fanart, it's johnlock, but still pretty! :D
Megan Moonlight: mycroftmegan_moonlight on November 2nd, 2015 07:45 pm (UTC)
There's probably so many awesome fics I've but totally forgot about XD It's really difficult to keep up with all the fandoms.

And all the pretty fanart <3333