I've become almost entirely disinterested in white male characters, lately, so this is a reclist of characters of colour-centric fic only.
Most of these require little to no familiarity with canon.DCU
Sometimes I wish I could fly, Like a bird up in the sky
In the heat of the summer, Kal-el wakes to himself. Lois Lane laughs with all the irony that her body can hold. Her body can hold a lot of irony.
She sighs because forty-foot tall robots zapping buildings with ray beam eyes and it's the flying black man they notice.
they shall have stars at elbow and foot Pre-Crisis Jason Todd is Cambodian. His life goes a little differently.
This story is beautiful. So, so beautiful -- it hurts and it doesn't hurt and it makes me smile and feel alive.
The Journey West Listen, and I will tell you how Monkey comes to America.
I read this story and found it had reached inside me and settled in my heart, where it remains and always will. It is only a few paragraphs, but it resonates.
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Duckling It's her life story, and she has some issues with it.
This is how you do the whole 'happiness' thing. <3
春雨 (Spring Rain) They depart, far away from the spaceship where the 汉字 are painted all backwards and wrong. The story of Dr Tan Jiaming and his sister Hena, and how they left Serenity.
This is a story of freedom.
Scorched Earth Set around episode 13. How Scar manages to get through arriving at Central with no supplies and a dead body on his hands.
This is bleak and lovely and it made me love Scar's character in a way I didn't expect.
Trisha's Boys What if Trisha Elric had been Ishbalan?
I was thinking of writing a fic with this premise. After reading this one, I don't think there needs to be another.
Where Sister and Brother and God-kin Know Us It is said that in the beginning, there were no deserts.
Scar and Miles, rebuilding. Spoilers for the end of the manga. This story makes the blood in my veins sing with happiness, and it feels like being in love.
Gentlemen of the Road
On Friends, Partners, and Other Unattractive Beasts Amram had been a wanderer for many years, and knew that he would remain a wanderer until the inevitable day he became a hanged man.
Amram and Zelikman's first meeting, and what follows.
On the Initial Conditions of a Partnership The boy was shivering, though the day was very warm.
Come to think of it, I think all GotR fics have one of two premises: Amram and Zelikman's first meeting, or some of their adventures after the novel. I do not object to either of these plots. :D
Voices (no summary given)
I want to read hundreds of thousands of words on Lee Jordan, now. And you should too.
Katekyou Hitman Reborn
this heart's still solid like a knife It is noise, but it is her name.
Oh Chrome, I love you more than ever.
A Change in Relationship Dynamics Fuu frowned, then said, "I'm going to have to stop thinking about them being naked long enough to come up with a solution to this."
Crossroads Spoilers for end of the series. In which there are pink mochi, crossroads, and hugs.
I never thought I would read an in-character fic about the Samurai Champloo cast actually settling down together for good. This has certainly shattered that perception, and I am happier for it.
Nenju Where do happiness and ever after intersect? Post series, complete. FuuMugenJin.
The long epic plot-tastic SC fic you've been waiting for all this time! Mildly depressing at points; reference to rape and some graphic violence.
The Wind Will Not Subside "Absence cools moderate passions, and inflames violent ones; just as the wind blows out candles, but kindles fires."
Aka the fic where Jin kind-of-sort-of pretends to be Fuu's husband. And promises to punch Mugen in the face.
The Third Student I was called "inscrutable" by a man who had never smiled at me in an entire year, who sometimes responded to my "Good morning," with a little tip of his patrician head, as though speech was something he'd have to hold in reserve for someone who counted.
Dimas and Satrio's Excellent Adventure They follow the trail of the thing that killed their mother from West Java, Indonesia to the USA.
I love this 'verse particularly much for its depiction of bilingual families.
I'm saving all my A:TLA recs for a separate post at some later date. (Mostly because I have several hundred of them, and this reclist already ate my entire day.)