In your own space, post recs for at least three fanworks that you did not create.
Yay! The challenge I've been waiting for!
Here's some fics (and one meta) I enjoy, in no particular order:
~ Monster Culture
by Alvitr. When Loki is injured by Kurse in Thor: The Dark World, Thor pleads his case to the All-Father and Loki is given the chance to repay his wrongs on Midgard in the care of Bruce Banner. Over the course of a year, the two navigate the city of Boston and try to figure out what it means to be human and what it means to be a monster.
Bruce/Loki. Rated Teens; 40,000 words, no warnings.
~ On the Speciation of the Firstborn and the Followers
by Pandemonium_213. Meta about Elves and Men and why, contrary to popular thought, they're actually the same species.
~ To See a World
by Nightwing. Injured and alone, Legolas and Aragorn are forced to seek refuge in a wintry foreign land. But when darkness encroaches from within and without, they learn that refuge can become a deadly trap. Pre-LOTR.
Gen. Wonderful story, though still a WIP with sporadic updates. 254,000 words so far; rated Teens.
~ Broken Things
by Innin. Sauron was not always wholly evil, and after he was freed from Morgoth, he turned from the darkness for a while. But meeting a wandering minstrel proves too much for his newfound convictions, and leaves Maglor in grave danger.
Sauron/Maglor. Rated Adult; 11,500 words; warnings: rape and graphic violence.
by Pandemonium_213. When mortal fishermen rescue a half-drowned elf-man from the northern sea, Elrond's help is requested. Elrond travels to the village of Mousehole, hard against Lindon's northern border, to find the recovering survivor who tells Elrond of his background and his mission, which promises to bring the innovations and wonders of Aman to Lindon. Elrond is intrigued as he attempts to discover just who this mysterious fellow is.
Gen. Rated Teens; 9000 words; mild violence.
~ Last but not certainly not least: the first Tolkien fic I ever read and it catapulted me into the fandom.Perchance to Dream
by thegreytigress (originally posted on ff.net under a different screenname). Two years after the War of the Ring, a surprise attack on Cair Andros pits Legolas, Aragorn, and Faramir against a ruthless tyrant. All of Gondor is plunged into a brutal war with a cunning and violent adversary, and only their strength and faith in each other can save them.
Gen. Rated Mature; 409,000 words; warnings are spoilers so I'm not giving them. Here be dragons, in other words.