longlivehumour: 7. do you always want what you think you want? (sendak)
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FANDOM: Fullmetal Alchemist (all universes)
FIC LINK: Stock Market Crash
AUTHOR LINK: [ff.net profile] VIKAN
RATING/WARNING(S): Complete | Discussions of genocide, some gore, swearing
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 30,500
MAIN CHARACTERS: Roy Mustang, Edward Elric

FIC SUMMARY: Stranded in the middle of the Eastern Desert, Roy Mustang must try to get himself and a concussed Edward across it safely before he completely loses his mind.

RECCER'S NOTES: OH GOD THIS FIC. Told from the perspective of an increasingly-unbalanced Roy Mustang, this is a superb story. Though the subject matter is grim, the dialogue is sprinkled with humour - Ed and Roy's acerbic relationship is a joy to read - and it never falls into the trap of navel-gazing that plagues so many fanfics. Mustang is a complex character who's done some truly horrible things, and this story has no qualms in showing that. If it has one flaw it's the proofreading, which left out a number of homophone mistakes, but the rest of the writing is fantastic: vivid and to the point. The story structure keeps the suspense right up till the end.
"Evil, evil thing, to make someone want revenge."

(Happy birfday to meee now here's some SUFFERING)
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Kicking off my first post here with a list of my favorite gen FMA fics- I hope you enjoy them as much as I have!

FANDOM: Fullmetal Alchemist
FIC LINK: as close as hands and feet
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] betony
RATING/WARNING(S): General Audiences
MAIN CHARACTERS: Roy Mustang, Chris Mustang, Vanessa, Madeline, Original Characters

FIC SUMMARY: Roy and his sisters, through the years.

RECCER'S NOTES: This is a beautiful exploration of Roy Mustang and his adopted family-- the minor characters are made alive with a deft touch and the characterization is absolutely spot on. I absolutely loved the way intelligence work and family relationships was written together in this fic.

Six more waiting to be read! )