Anarchy in the UK

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Title: Anarchy in the UK
Author(s): Yahtzee
Date(s): 2 February 2013 - 22 May 2013; 22 July 2013
Length: ~170,000 words
Genre: Slash; Modern Non-Powered AU
Fandom: X-Men: First Class
External Links: Anarchy in the UK, Born to Rule (an Anarchy in the UK coda)

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Anarchy in the UK is a novel-length X-Men: First Class fanfic by Yahtzee written in 2013. Charles/Erik is the main pairing, with background Moira/Sean. Yahtzee's summary reads Charles lives in the unceasing glare of the public spotlight, yet keeps his sexual orientation a closely held secret, afraid he could lose his throne and force his deeply troubled younger sister into a role that would crush her. Erik, journalist and world traveler, has been a loner most of his life; he has little patience for closet cases. But a chance meeting in Kenya brings these two opposites together and sets in motion a love affair that will challenge the British monarchy -- and force them both to change forever. Yahtzee also wrote a coda, Born to Rule (an Anarchy in the UK coda) inspired by the real-life birth of the son of Prince William and Catherine, Duke & Duchess of Cambridge.

Titled, of course, after the Sex Pistols song.

The author later filed off the serial numbers and self-published the story as original fiction[1]


[S]pectacular attention to detail and plot. (luninosity)[2]
This fic was absolutely everything I've ever wanted. Despite the 160K+ length, it is super tightly written with lots of proper relationship development, conflict and general awesomeness. Hit every button I have. (slash-recs)[3]
Yesterday I started to read this fic. It was 7 pm and I thought, okay, I read one or two chapters and then I will get ready for my bed. I need to work tomorrow.

One chapter became two chapters. Two became three and then I started to say things like ‘Only one more chapter. I need to know what will happen with Raven.’After this chapter I will go to bed.

Around half past three in the morning I finally stood up and went to bed.

I’m tired as fuck but I finished this fic and this fic is so worth to lose sleep. No regrets. ♥ (lillian-raven)[4]
HRRRRRRRRRRRNG. I cannot put this down, to the point that it interfered with a family social gathering but I had to read the latest update, ok, it was vital. Updates exactly once a week, usually on Tuesdays :) It’s become like a coffee fix - the longer a Tuesday goes on before I get an update, the more volatile I become. Last week it updated on a Wednesday and I was not a friendly person to be around, let’s just say. It’s good escapist fic. (malaptica)[5]

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  3. "Multi-fandom slash recs". Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  4. "in place of hope". Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  5. "orange you glad you said jell-o?". Retrieved 23 July 2013.