Character: Noah 'Puck' Puckerman
Pairings Included in Manifesto: Puck/Quinn, Puck/Rachel, Puck/Santana
Blurb: This is a character who is far more beloved in and because of fic than because of what has ever been canonically proffered by his creators. This is what is curious about Puck: he's a total Douche with a Capital D most of the time, but he has a huge following because he's a Sex Ninja. Boy's got skills. He's literally capable of shagging just about anyone, anytime, at least once, and that's why there's so much fic about him. He's not hard to look at, even with a mohawk, and he's got a bunch of funny one-liners on the show; but only in fic will you get to explore his messed up family (his dad split when he was real young, so now it's just him, his mom, and his little sister), the messed up nature of his relationships with the women in his life (Baby Momma Quinn Fabray, Slushie Victim Rachel Berry, Fuck Buddy Extraordinaire Santana Lopez), his long-standing, despite-his-fuck-ups friendship with Finn Hudson, and his interactions with all the other characters.
What Puck wants to know is do you wanna make out?
[Now, I know this is a het comm, and I'm not even into slash, but Puck has caused me to read some, so if you want those recs (Puck/Finn, Puck/Kurt, Puck/Sam) PM me and I'll hook you up. (How many balls can you fit in your mouth?)]
Fic Rec #1: if you know you can't beat them, then;
Pairing: Puck/Rachel if you squint, mostly just gen
Rating/Warning(s): R (most Puck fics are R for language)
Why This Must Be Read: This is a great ensemble piece that gives Puck's voice the gruff, sarcastic, sweetness that best showcases his unwilling love for his fellow Glee Club members.
Fic Rec #2 Proving Them Right in All the Wrong Ways
Pairing: none, heavy on Puck/Rachel friendship
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13 for language
Why This Must Be Read: This is one of the strongest pieces I've ever read for Puck's impotent rage at his life. Just trust me when I say if you love Puck, you should read this fic.
Fic Rec #3: Don't Make It Bad
Pairing: none (there is a boy on boy kiss, but it's completely sexless)
Rating/Warning(s): R (possibly vague character death)
Why This Must Be Read: If you don't cry reading this, I'd be surprised. It is, hands down, one of the most beautiful pieces of fic I've ever read.
Fic Rec #4: Family Matters
Pairing: vague Puck/Rachel, Puck/Quinn
Why This Must Be Read: Short and sweet backstory about Puck's father, and his interest in music, and the things that shaped his view on the world.
Fic Rec #5: Bandaids for Bullet Holes
Why This Must Be Read: This is classic Puck and Santana. They're fooling around but discussing his baby momma at the same time. There's just something so real about all of it, including Puck's little sister showing up at an inopportune moment.
Fic Rec #6: How Dirty Girls Get Clean
Why This Must Be Read: This is a great character study in just 1300 words. This author approaches Puck in a way that shows he's a thinker, and especially if there's a a girl he cares about, he's not as big a douche as he puts it out there. This is a personal fave of mine--I always know the special ones by that feeling of having wished I'd written it.
Fic Rec #7: waging wars to shake the poet and all our moves make up for the silence
Link: Livejournal 1 and Livejournal 2
Why This Must Be Read: I love Steph's Puck. He's meaner, darker, a little more mature than most other Puck's you'll find in ficland. Mature in a street-smart way, not mature in a too-smart-to-fuck-everything-up way. Because he manages to mess everything up, worse and worse, every time.
Fic Rec #8: Six Times Puck Realizes Rachel Berry Has Him Wrapped Around Her Little Finger (and he doesn't mind)
Why This Must Be Read: Funniest non-crack fic you'll ever read. Rachel Berry tries out of American Idol, and Puck's her support team.
Fic Rec #9: The Benefits of Honesty
Why This Must Be Read: This is romantic Puck at his finest. Because let's face it, if the show gave us any truth about him in those first glorious 13 episodes of S1, it's that Puck is a romantic at heart.
Fic Rec #10: Puck's Happy Shower Time
Why This Must Be Read: This is just straight up smut, but it's delightful.
Fic Rec #11: this offer stands forever
Why This Must Be Read: How Puck's pursuit of Quinn goes down.
Fic Rec #12: I've Been Losing Sleep
Why This Must Be Read: An early take on what might have happened if Puck tried to be a single dad.
Fic Rec #12: Rescue Me
Author: Simply Sarah
Why This Must Be Read: Puck and Quinn trade notes throughout her pregnancy via their lockers. It's all so very high school, while showing them both growing up rapidly in the face of their child coming into the world.
Fic Rec #12: I'm Not Gonna Write You a Love Song
Why This Must Be Read: Puck confronts Quinn about the fact that she had his child in the current canonically deletion of S1 events.