Trans Fics

Trans Fics

NOTICE: Unfortunately, maintaining these recs pages has gotten to be too much work, given the amount of fic that I read. So from now on, I'll be keeping track of good fics via my AO3 bookmarks and the delicious account Grey Bard started for me.

My Body is a Cage
Fandoms: Watchmen (comic)
Rating: PG-13 for language and concepts
Summary: "Jesus. Rorschach's a girl." The story of Wanda Kovacs.
Warnings: Girlschach and offensive language.
Moggy's note: This is my favorite single trans fic anywhere.

Complicated Questions
Author: kirax2
Universe: DCU
Series: Complicated Questions and Simple Answers
Characters: Bruce Wayne, Tim Drake
Genre: Alternate Universe
Word Count: 740 words
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: I do not own these characters.
Date Posted: July 5, 2010
Notes: This story came about as a direct result of reading this essay on what it's like to be transgender in fandom. I couldn't stop thinking about it, and this story is the result. Dedicated, with respect and affection, to iambickilometer on his birthday.
Warnings: Clueless Bruce, transgender Tim. Also, there is serious pronoun fail in this story, meaning that Tim is referred to by the incorrect pronoun. This was deliberate, because the point of view character is somewhat clueless, but be aware that it's there.
Summary: He can't believe it took him this long to figure it out.

Simple Answers
Author: iesika
Rating: G
Words: 2900
Summary: Alfred always knows just what to say.
Notes: This fic follows kirax2's Complicated Questions and won't make sense without reading that first. Both titles come from a Dr. Seuss quote: "Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple." The stories are birthday presents for iambickilometer, who inspired the concept with this essay. I want to thank him for really making me stop and think about gender in a way I hadn't before - there's nothing like writing your way into a character's head to make you really consider what it would be like to walk in their shoes.

My Very Existence is a Monument
Author: elishabet
Fandom: Aladdin
Pairing/characters: Aladdin/Jasmine, OFC, Abu, Carpet, Genie, Sultan, Jafar
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Aladdin and all of its characters belong not to me, but to Disney. No profit is being made from this piece of fiction.
Prompt: 84. Aladdin, Aladdin(/Jasmine), living on the streets meant Aladdin was used to making his own rules, but his embarkment on a relationship with Jasmine means that it's suddenly an issue that he was born in a female body.
Summary: Aladdin's just trying to live his life, as best as he knows. FtM Aladdin.
Warnings: None
Author's Notes: Many thanks to rhap_chan for the beta. All remaining errors are mine. Title comes from a lyric from Los Campesinos!

If You Can Keep Your Head When All About You...
Author: janus
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing/characters: Albus Dumbledore, Severus Snape, Tobias Snape, Eileen Snape, Abraxas Malfoy and Rabastan Lestrange
Words: 4684
Rating: M for Mature. See warnings.
Disclaimer: I do not any thing nor person from the 'Harry Potter' universe. This is written by and for adults. No money is made from this writing.
Prompt: Harry Potter, any character, A canon character uses spells/potions to transition from one sex to another.
Summary: Severus uses will and magic to bring body and soul together when he is very young, but then he needs to negotiate his fearful secret.
Warnings: Misogyny, Transphobia, Violence, Bullying, Dark Themes and Manipulation
Author's Notes: With kind thanks to slytherinlaurel for suggestions, encouragement and her wonderful beta-work. This was much harder to write than anticipated, and the last two sections have not been beta'd. I apologise for any errors I may have missed. It is a hard tale, not light-hearted, and perhaps not what you are expecting, but it has a happy ending. The misogyny in Severus attitudes is not my own, but those of a young boy who does not want to be a girl and has had certain expectations laid upon him. The title is the opening of Kipling's If, which ends: "Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!" Thank you for reading.

Author: fizzyblogic (phizzle)
Summary: Sherlock Holmes finds his name.
Notes: For kanata (kyuuketsukirui). For Travis, who wanted trans!Holmes. Have some wee!ftm!Holmes ?

Self-Portrait, In Skin
Author: lonetread
Fandom: White Collar
Pairing/characters: Neal Caffrey, with cameos from Mozzie, Elizabeth, Kate, an OC, and a few characters from The X-Files.
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1,000 (5 sections, 200 words apiece).
Disclaimer: If you recognize it, I don't own it.
Prompt: 3766. White Collar, Neal Caffrey, Neal is FTM.
Summary: Becoming Neal Caffrey.
Author's Notes: Claimed my own prompt (and kept to the word minimum) because I'd been plotting and researching this story for months and it was never going to get done if I didn't. Even as it is, it's late. And there will be sequels. But it's done! :)
Thanks to zerawolfe7 and sashataakheru for the input and encouragement.

Certificate Of Life
Fandom: White Collar
Author: gelasius

Trial by Combat
Author: resolute
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Pairing/characters: The Scoobies, OC
Rating: Gen
Disclaimer: The characters are not mine, they are owned by Mutant Enemy, Dark Horse Comics, and some other people.
Prompt: 137. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: any characters. A FTM slayer has to fight for recognition of his gifts.
Summary: The Scoobies and Slayerettes must decide what to do about Andros.
Author's Notes: Set firmly in the Buffy Season Eight comic, published by Dark Horse. Spoilers for season seven and eight. Thanks to sionnain and willowaus for the beta.

Heart of a Lion
Five Things Tyler Didn't Expect from Slayer Camp
by Tassos
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
'One girl' in all the world became 'many girls' became 'one boy'.

Accomplishments Are Transient
Author: Snow
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Summary: Ben, born as a Buffy, sees being Called as the Slayer as just another way his body is betraying him.

Esther's Tale
Author: jadelennox
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Summary: All told, my parents are turning our house into a little gay- friendly mecca. But we never talk about it outright. They want me to come out to them, I bet. Which I won't, because I'm not gay. Really, I'm not.

Counts, Curves and Cognac
Author: Cousin Shelley
Fandom: Victor/Victoria
Toddy and Victoria doing what they do best--being best buddies.

The Gender Ninja of Oz
Rating: PG-13 (light sexual content)
Characters/pairings: Ozma/Dorothy, Tin Man, Scarecrow, Toto, Jack Pumpkinhead
Contents: Major spoilers through The Emerald City of Oz (book 6); minor ones through Tik-Tok of Oz (Book 9).
Disclaimer: I didn't create these characters...not that it matters. Public domain FTW!
Prompt: lgbtfest, prompt 3782: Wizard of Oz series, Ozma, Ozma's gender identity is complicated - zie wasn't fully satisfied as a boy when zie was Tip, but isn't fully satisfied as a girl when zie is Ozma. On top of that zie is in love with Dorothy. Is there any resolution to this?
Notes: Ozma/Tip's pronouns will be going all over the place; sometimes they match hir physical body at the time, sometimes not. Most of this sticks to Baum's canon, though I have pulled one detail from Ruth Plumly Thompson: rather than staying at the same age forever, characters can choose on their birthdays whether to grow that year. Title nabbed from Genderfork. Full-size versions of the illustrations will be showing up with my other Oz fanart. And, as always, other trans!fics are here.