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Watchmen Fic Recs

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Humor

Chibi comic - Rorschach's Birthday

Hark! A Vagrant!-style WM comics

Magellan
On the introductory panel to this webcomic, a couple of characters look hauntingly familiar....

Fan Art
A young Daniel meeting the first Nite Owl. The dialogue is in Spanish, but it's pretty self-explanatory: "I can't believe it's you! You are my hero and I think you're AWESOME!"

Who Watches the Cullens?
Prompt: "The Watchmen kill all of the Cullens! In various awful/hilarious ways. Then they have sex with each other."

Truth Serum
Comedy ficlet. The Watchmen are all given truth serum. Nite Owl/Rorschach/Laurie.

Rorschach: The Owner's Guide and Maintenance Manual
Author: scarlet-carsons
Rating: G, gen.
Words: 760.
Summary: Because violent gingers need special handling instructions.

"Dear Mr. Antisocial Advisor"
Rorschach's advice column.

Drabbleish Things
The GN!Watchmen meet the Movie!Watchmen. Guess who wins.

loving mauve
Nite Owl asks about Rorschach's costume.
"It's supposed to be a representation of the everyman, working class individual in a classic society, before the plague of organized crime and widespread depravity caused the downward spiral of morality to the inevitable tailspin into anarchy and moral turpitude in which we stagnate in the death of progress and ingenuity. Obvious, really."

handymen timore
SUMMARY: Dan, Jon, Adrian, Eddie, and Rorschach attempt to manually assemble a table (captcha fic)
Comedy.

Serious Gen

Five things that never happened to Janey Slater
Author: gisho

Gotham Opera House
Author: coasterchild
SUMMARY: DC Heroes crossover. How the Minutemen kept other superheroes from cropping up.

Post-Karnak Gen

Futurefic
"People were understandably confused when the aliens that actually showed up looked nothing like the one that had destroyed the city all those years ago. None more so than Adrian Veidt, since he had never even considered the possibility of an actual invasion."

bureaucracy gloom
In the ruins of post-GN New York, a policeman makes a decision.

Gen AUs

Smoke
Author: khilari
Laurie is a dragon.

The Weird Turn Pro
Author: brancher
Pairing: Dan/Rorschach friendship, ensemble
Summary: "Newspaper au originally posted to kinkmeme, arising from the realization that I've known plenty of reporters at least as crazy as the characters in Watchmen. Note: just about all the dialogue in here is something that I have personally heard coming out of a journalist's mouth."

The Hit
Author: orangesparks
"Hardboiled detectives, unwashed trenchcoats, inelegant women, and unsympathetic murder victims."

Good
Walter realizes as a child that he has the power to make things good. Twilight Zone mashup. Creepy.

Villainverse


Stories where the Watchmen are villains.

Villain!AU
Nite Owl, Rorschach, Laurie, Ozymandias, Dr. Manhattan, and Blake are the supervillains--- as in, they are more crazy and murderous than they are now, and none of them give a shit about ideals or saving people. Twilight Lady, Moloch, Big Figure, and Underboss are the superheroes fighting for justice, in their own ways.
Sweets
The villains celebrate Valentine's Day.
Damn, It Feels Good to Be a Banker
How Dan joined the Crimebusters.
Saved by the Boogieman
Villain!Nite Owl and Villain!Rorschach rescue Claire Roche.
A Snowy Sunday Underground in 1938
The villain!Minutemen.
Villain!Hollis
The Other Side of the Coin
Villain!HJ and Villain!Nelly are having troubles.

Lovecraft Crossovers

A Statement in the Ice
Author: meganphntmgrl
Lovecraft xover.
SUMMARY: Suppose Adrian came across the Necronomicon while buying some Egyptian artifacts for his collection. He starts reading. What follows is the inevitable slow descent into madness...

The Deadly Light
Author: anactoria
Fandom: Watchmen
Characters/Pairing: Various, mainly Adrian/Dan.
Rating: PG for this part, probably R-ish overall.
Summary: Lovecraft-inspired 1920s supernatural horror AU.
Notes: This story may contain: Eldritch Horrors, non-Euclidean love triangles, references to real historical events, wholesale abuse of that nebulous collection of names and ideas sometimes referred to as the Cthulhu Mythos, and quite possibly some smut. No Eldritch Horrors in the smut, though, I promise.
Thanks to flyingrat42 for all her beta help. :) Any remaining mistakes are, of course, my own.

Set for Life
Adrian invokes an ancient deity by accident.
(Not precisely Lovecraft, but close enough.)

Rorschach/Nite Owl Slash

Pulp Fiction
SUMMARY: Dan finds a cheesy romance novel that Rorschach wrote years ago.
Webmistress's note: I thought this would be ridiculous. It wasn't. It was hilarious and I can totally imagine Rorschach writing the novel described.

Rorschach's Journal
SUMMARY: Rorschach writes about his growing affection for Dan in his journal

Artistic License
Rorschach finds out that Dan has been writing furry porn. About them.

Rorschach and Nite Owl discover slash fic. Hilarious.
Part I, Part II
Nite Owl/Rorschach.

Dan is a hardass
Author: onlyourenemies
SUMMARY: Dan and Rorschach have a blowout, and this time it won't be Dan who ends up begging for forgiveness.

Complications of the Flesh
Author: steals_thyme
Rating: PG-13. I give up.
Word count: 1,724
Characters: Dan/Rorschach
Summary: Uh. Dan and Ror talk, and it rains, and... yeah, that's it.
Notes: For communitykink_bingo, (totally wasted) prompt is 'virginity/celibacy''. Poor Hand verse.

Something in the Water
Blame the fluoride.

Wedding Night
SUMMARY: Dan and Rorschach's wedding night
RATING: NC-17

Kinks
SUMMARY: Rorschach reviews a written list of all of Dan's kinks
RATING: PG-13

Made to Measure
Author: steals_thyme
SUMMARY: Dan goes shopping for a suit, and Walter takes his measurements

Thomas Harris’s Blues
Author: MustInvestigate
Disclaimer: I only own action figures
Rating: PG
Character(s)/Pairing: Daniel/Rorschach
Warning(s): Distinct lack of porn!
Summary: Hollis can’t hear you over the sound of how awesome he is.

The Unfortunate Tale of Captain Carnage
Author: lilac28
Pairing: Nite Owl/Rorschach
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: I wish I could write something as amazing as Watchmen. Sadly I did not.
Notes: Just for fun. Written because I've always gotten such a big kick out of the scene where Dan and Laurie discuss Captain Carnage, the guy who dresses like a villain just for the abuse.
Summary: What was the real reason Rorschach dropped Captain Carnage down that elevator shaft?

Shaving fic
SUMMARY: Rorschach gives Dan a shave with his straight razor
“Have you always used a straight razor?” “No. Not until I realized the hygiene corporations were suppressing their use to foist their own inferior products on the public for profit.”

Bookmark
Dan finds a dorky bookmark in Rorschach's journal.

Welcomed Singles
Dan tries speed dating and Rorschach sabotages him.

Something Sweet
Thread where Daniel takes part in the kinkmeme, requesting pron about him and Rorschach. Rorschach catches him at it and reacts as one would expect.

Gift
Some guys give flowers or chocolates to tell someone they're in love. Not Rorschach.

Truth or Dare
Daniel & Walter's first time.

Nite Owl/Rorschach AUs

Prince of Arillion
Watchmen~Enchanted fusion.
SUMMARY: AU, Dan is a Disneyesque Prince Charming from a fantasy world, sent to Rorschach's NYC by an evil witch

Stars
by daylilymoon
AU set in the Old West. Novel length. Very very good.

Dan and Rorschach Communicate by Haiku
They're samurai/ninja in feudal Japan.
There's a companion Ozymandias/Comedian piece here.

The Bleak Midwinter
Author: khilari
Formerly posted as Quest for a Changeling
Medieval AU. Dan/Rorschach.

Kovacs Takes Charge
Jeeves & Wooster mashup.

W-ALTR
SUMMARY: Dan/Rorschach; Rorschach is an android
RATING: NC-17

Nite Owl/Rorschach After Karnak

Clockwork Eden
Dan/Laurie/Rorschach OT3
Author: jackiemei
1: Clockwork Eden
2: November Horizon
3: The Company of Demons: Part 1
The Company of Demons: Part 2
The Company of Demons: Part 3
The Company of Demons: Part 4
4: Modern Nostalgia
5: Nothing if not Human: Part 1
Nothing if not Human: Part 2
Nothing if not Human: Part 3
Nothing if not Human: Part 4
Three Ficlets
Valhalla Now illustrated by Brancher!

Between the Brushstrokes
by Etherati
The future: A human clockwork machine stripped of its spirit, unexpected puppetstrings, hidden resistance, a dissociated and buried brilliance at the helm, two displaced vigilantes and, apparently, there are still Waffle Houses.

Compromise (I Remember You Well)
Author: writerbunny
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: Dan/Walter
Warnings: AU, post-GN (spoilers for same)
Disclaimer: Don't own, don't sue.
Summary: What if Rorschach had decided differently in the wreckage of Karnak? Why would he make such a choice, and what would it mean for himself, Daniel and Veidt's brave new world?
Part 1 - "But for me, you would make an exception..."
Part 2 - "Those were the reasons, and that was New York..."
Part 3 - "We are ugly, but we have the music..."
Part 4 - "I need you, I don't need you..."

i-am-your-spy's fic index
Specifically: Ordinary World, "in which Manhattan hesitates, Laurie goes to Jupiter, and Dan is left behind in a post-apocalyptic NYC to save Rorschach from himself." My favorite line: "He needs sanity now. Instead, he has Rorschach."
Exiles, in which Dan and Rorschach go in search of Rorschach's father.
Empire, in which someone seems to have stumbled onto the truth about the alien squid.

Resistance
Author: daylilymoon
Pairing/Characters: Very light Dan/Laurie/Rorschach. Dan-centric.
Rating/Warnings: No porn, but potentially disturbing descriptions of the NY destruction.
Summary: "Post-squid. Written for this prompt: After having to give up their pasts, Dan tries to reconnect to it through religion--he wants to celebrate Hanukkah."

Life, or its Reverse
Author: theonlytwin
SUMMARY: AU, After Karnak, Dan, Laurie and Rorschach are always on the run.
RATING: R

Moral Winter
Author: theonlytwin
SUMMARY: Sequel to Life, or its Reverse

Dan/Walter/Laurie OT3 Fic

Savage Laurie
Part II
Tarzan!Laurie, late nineteenth century.

Clockwork Eden
Dan/Laurie/Rorschach OT3
Author: jackiemei
1: Clockwork Eden
2: November Horizon
3: The Company of Demons: Part 1
The Company of Demons: Part 2
The Company of Demons: Part 3
The Company of Demons: Part 4
4: Modern Nostalgia
5: Nothing if not Human: Part 1
Nothing if not Human: Part 2
Nothing if not Human: Part 3
Nothing if not Human: Part 4
Three Ficlets
Valhalla Now illustrated by Brancher!

Resistance
Author: daylilymoon
Pairing/Characters: Very light Dan/Laurie/Rorschach. Dan-centric.
Rating/Warnings: No porn, but potentially disturbing descriptions of the NY destruction.
Summary: "Post-squid. Written for this prompt: After having to give up their pasts, Dan tries to reconnect to it through religion--he wants to celebrate Hanukkah."

Life, or its Reverse
Author: theonlytwin
SUMMARY: AU, After Karnak, Dan, Laurie and Rorschach are always on the run.
RATING: R

Moral Winter
Author: theonlytwin
SUMMARY: Sequel to Life, or its Reverse

Vigilantes in a Box
Fandoms: Watchmen (comic)
Rating: NC-17 for sexytimes
Summary: Things get desperate while trapped in a shipping container.
Pairings: Wanda/Danielle/Laurence
Warnings: Rule 63's Watchmen. f/f/m threesome.

63'd OT3 (and a kitten)
Wanda/Danielle/Laurence. Wanda and Danielle synchronize.

Truth Serum
Comedy ficlet. The Watchmen are all given truth serum. Nite Owl/Rorschach/Laurie.

Rule 63 Fic

Danielle/Wanda     Wanda Kovacs     Danielle Dreiburg     Other 63'ed characters

For some reason, the kind of Watchmen fic I like best is Rule 63, "For any given male character, there is a female version of that character."

Organized Kink Meme List, Sorting by: Rule 63

Who Watches Rule 63?
Comm for Rule 63 Watchmen fic.

Rule 63 fan art

Rule 63 fan art by kgaleway

Rule 63 fan art by katamanda

63! Rorschach and Nightowl Thread

Danielle/Wanda

Vampiric
Author: quietprofanity
Fandom: Watchmen
Pairings: female!Rorschach/female!Nite Owl
Disclaimer: Characters are not mine and are used for non-profit purposes.
Warnings: Rule 63. Explicit f/f sex. BDSM. Wanda’s self-hating misogyny. Does not actually contain vampires.
Summary: PWP. Wanda wants and doesn’t want to take Danielle.

Toxic Shock
Author: quietprofanity
Fandom: Watchmen
Pairings: female!Nite Owl/female!Rorschach
Disclaimer: Characters are not mine and are used for non-profit purposes.
Warnings: Rule 63, Non-explicit f/f foreplay, explicit discussion of menstrual cycles.
Summary: Kinkmeme prompt: They say when women work together for a long time, their periods sync up. Take rule 63 and work with this, anons!

Stone Butch Blues
SUMMARY: Danielle dealing with the fact that a genderswapped Rorschach just can't seem to orgasm.
RATING: NC-17

Vigilantes in a Box
Fandoms: Watchmen (comic)
Rating: NC-17 for sexytimes
Summary: Things get desperate while trapped in a shipping container.
Pairings: Wanda/Danielle/Laurence
Warnings: Rule 63's Watchmen. f/f/m threesome.

Looking for a Home
Fandoms: Watchmen (comic)
Rating: NC-17 (sexual content)
Summary: Rorschach avoids the Crimebusters for a month after the shipping crate incident.
Pairings: Wanda/Danielle
Warnings: Rule 63'd Watchmen. Sequel to Vigilantes in a Box.

Same As It Ever Was
Fandoms: Watchmen (comic)
Rating: NC-17 (sexual content)
Summary: "They get married by a Justice of the Peace in her house." Danielle and Wanda find a way to make things work.
Pairings: Wanda/Danielle
Warnings: Rule 63'd Watchmen. Final part to Vigilantes in a Box and Looking for a Home.

Mating Plumage
Wanda and Danielle as uniformed schoolgirls.

63'd OT3 (and a kitten)
Wanda/Danielle/Laurence. Wanda and Danielle synchronize.

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice
SUMMARY: Adrienne, Danielle, and Wanda as little kids
RATING: G/PG [child abuse]
Webmistress's note: This isn't femslash, but I figured this category was still the best spot for it.

Wanda Kovacs

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.

10 reasons why you’re still single, Rorschach
SUMMARY: Fem!Rorschach, Wanda tries to woo Dan using 10 reasons why you’re still single, ladies

Can't Swim Outside The Gene Pool
Wanda has a large bosom. She becomes a vigilante after figuring out how to strap her boobs down.

New Frontierswoman
SUMMARY: How did the New Frontiersman people respond to finding out about Wanda Kovacs?

Gender Trouble
Part II
SUMMARY: Rorschach gets turned into a girl and resolves to behave the way he thinks women should

Last Rites
Post-Roche, Rorschach forgets that she is female and is just as surprised as Dan.

Danielle Dreiburg

Souls Desirous
Author: quietprofanity
Pairings: Rorschach/female!Nite Owl II, Twilight Lady/female!Nite Owl II (future part), Silk Spectre II/female!Nite Owl II (future part), Rorschach/female!Nite Owl II/Silk Spectre II (future part)
Disclaimer: Characters are not mine and are used for non-profit purposes.
Warnings: Representations of misogyny and homophobia. Will eventually be porn of the m/f, f/f and m/f/f variety. Some concepts in later chapters may be triggering.
Summary: The story of Danielle Dreiberg, and how others saw her.

Wild Montana Skies
Author: quietprofanity
Characters: female!Nite Owl II/Silk Spectre II
Warnings: Rule 63
Summary: Post-Karnak, Samantha and Sandra Hollis find a moment of happiness.

It Won't Be A Stylish Marriage (Because Rorschach Can't Afford a Normal Bike, Let Alone A Tandem
Danielle and Walter get married.

Spindle, Shuttle and Needle
SUMMARY: Danielle meets Walter somehow and is intrigued by him, & of course who does she obsess to but her trusty (though irritable) partner, Rorschach?

Untitled
Danielle's father orders Walter to make an honest woman of her.

Uncanny Valley
Author: scarlet-carsons
Characters: 63!Veidt, 63!Dan.
Rating: Worksafe, gen.
Word count: 3806
Summary: "It's fairly normal to feel disinterest or antipathy towards things that look superficially human, but are not."
Written for quietprofanity. Contains a very tiny bit of historical AUishness. (Blink and you'll miss it.)

Other 63'ed characters

Uncanny Valley
Characters: 63!Veidt, 63!Dan.
Rating: Worksafe, gen.
Word count: 3806
Summary: "It's fairly normal to feel disinterest or antipathy towards things that look superficially human, but are not."
Written for quietprofanity. Contains a very tiny bit of historical AUishness. (Blink and you'll miss it.)

Female Solidarity
The Crimebusters synchronize.

Cover Girl
Author: anactoria
Pairing: Edie/Adrienne
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Written in response to a kinkmeme prompt. Adrienne Veidt builds her success on conforming to feminine limits; Edie Blake blasts through them. And she's determined to find out what's underneath the pretty.
Notes: Oh God, I actually love Eddie as a woman. I'm a bit worried as to what that says about me. O.o
Thanks to radishface for the beta! Any remaining mistakes are, of course, my own.

HJ/Nelly 63 Ficlet
Explicit BDSM femslash.
Also, I came across an old pron photo that seems a perfect illo for it. NOT SAFE FOR WORK.

Fourteenth Century Girl
Author: etherati
Characters/Pairings: Holly Mason
Date Written: 2009
Summary: I accidentally wrote a rule!63. Scenes from the life.
Rating/Warnings: PG.
Notes: For the kinkmeme.

Mysterious and Debonair and Playful
Author: radishface
Watchmen: Edie Blake, Sammy Jupiter & Co.
She is supposed to be a certain way. 2424 words. Explicit.
A/N, Featuring Rule 63 Edie and the rest of the Minutemen cast.

 

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