No Homo (Teen Wolf fic)

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Fanfiction
Title: No Homo
Author(s): RemainNameless
Date(s): posted 2014-01-22 to 2014-03-26
Length: 84,064 words
Genre: M/M Slash
Fandom: Teen Wolf
External Links: Fic on AO3, Podfic on AO3

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No Homo is a popular Derek/Stiles College AU fanfic by RemainNameless. It was posted in 11 chapters to Archive of Our Own over the course of two months in 2014. The story is based on a real m4m Craigslist ad and features Stiles Stilinski in deep denial about his bisexuality.

Scott goes on a semester abroad, leaving Stiles, his college roommate and best friend, up to his own devices. Stiles promptly posts an ad on Craigslist for a "str8t" jerkoff buddy but with "no weird touching. just 2 dudes jerking it"; Derek, who has had a crush on him since high school, answers the ad. Stiles and Derek have a lot of sex before Stiles is willing to admit his feelings.

In January 2015, the story ranked 22nd in hits, 16th in comments, 18th in kudos, and 21st in bookmarks out of 54,263 Teen Wolf fanworks on AO3.[1] On Goodreads, the story was voted the most popular out of a list of 258 Sterek fanfics, with 111 votes cast; the story garnered 127 reviews and 399 ratings for an average of 4.14 stars out of five.[2]

On 9 August 2018, the author announced that they were planning to delete their AO3 account[3] due to no longer being involved in fandom and wanting to be published professionally.[4]

Fan Reactions/Reviews

One of many excited comments on AO3:

omg this was so perfect i can't even express my love. thank you thank you thank you for sharing with us[5]

On Tumblr:

I loved this fic a lot. More than I expected to. The author has a great way of mixing humour with heart ache and GOD DOES IT ACHE, but it’s so worth it. Both Derek and Stiles are very well portrayed, in my opinion. The sex is really hot, and Stiles’ denial is both painful and realistic.[6]

On Goodreads:

I shamelessly sit here drooling over her writing and characterisation of the perfect Sterek dynamic, bowing down in worship to her magnificent fingers and talented brain. Yes, there are bits that are a little clunky, unrealistic and downright INSANE but the rest of this is so damn good that you overlook them without even batting an eyelid. Despite never even having watched an episode of TW (I know, I know) - RemainNameless has pretty much singlehandedly drawn me into Sterek shipping.[7]

Fail_fandomanon's resident Teen Wolf reviewers predictably criticized the fic for being ATG or OOC, though opinion was divided on whether it was just awful or a fun guilty pleasure idfic. One fan complained,

I wish people in TW fandom who gush over No Homo would just admit they only do so because it caters to their id. There's no other reason to go wild for it. It is astoundingly ATG. Derek and Stiles in that fic bear little-to-no resemblance to their canon counterparts. Stiles in particular is so aggressively closeted in that he'll no homo literally everything, including giving Derek a blowjob/rimjob.... No one is this fucking stupid! Stiles would not be this oblivious regarding his sexuality! Nothing about this fic makes any sense at all![8]

Another anon immediately responded,

I love that about this fic. It's so dumb and so good for me.[9]

And a third responded to the second:

I'm so glad not to be alone. The fic is 10000% ridiculous and I LOVE IT.[10]

Fanworks Inspired By No Homo

References

  1. The story had 1318 comments, 8076 kudos, 2946 bookmarks, and 210766 hits. Found using the works search on 3 January 2015.
  2. Goodreads entry for No Homo by RemainNameless, Archived version.
  3. friendly warning, Archived version, tumblr post by meechwoods, 9 August 2018.
  4. anon ask, Archived version answered by meechwoods, 9 August 2018.
  5. TheDragonflyLover. 26 march 2014 comment. (Accessed 4 January 2015.)
  6. ljummen. fic rec: no homo, posted to Tumblr 27 march 2014. (Accessed 4 January 2015.)
  7. Lo-Lo's review of No Homo, Archived version
  8. two 15 March 2014 comments in fail_fandomanon by the same anon. This 16 April 2014 comment may or may not be the same anon making similar complaints about the fic. (Accessed 3 January 2015.)
  9. 15 March 2014 comment in fail_fandomanon. (Accessed 3 january 2015.)
  10. 16 March 2014 comment in fail_fandomanon. (Accessed 3 january 2015.)
  11. chemm80. (Podfic of) No Homo by RemainNameless, posted on AO3 2014-06-17.