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For my policy on things such as spoilers, warning, and ratings, please [see my policy post].

I offered recs to [livejournal.com profile] pixiequeen10thk because she's just come into SPN fandom and I've been here a while. She asked for long, plotty stories (with the occasional sex scene), happy endings are awesome (but crying on the way is permissible), prefers Dean/Castiel and is squicked by incest.

This rec list actually gave me a bit of trouble as I had less overlap between her preferences and fics I read/liked than I had expected. Part of that is I think of angels as sexless beings and thus haven't read very much Dean/Castiel (and what I do like within that pairing isn't likely to be a favourite of a D/C shipper) but another part is certainly that I seem to collect a high percentage of crack/humour in this fandom compared to fandom standard. Anyway, I hope you enjoy at least some of what I have here!

a dozen-ish fics, 1 podfic, 1 art, 3 crossovers (SGA, Criminal Minds, Blade Runner). )
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My policy on how I do my recs (including for things like warnings and spoilers) can be found at [my post about my recs], for those interested.

When I first poked around fandom after watching the Star Trek Reboot movie, I was surprised to see fic about Gaila because she's onscreen so very little. But after reading a bit, I've found I quite like who Gaila is in fandom. So here's my Gaila character manifesto in fic rec list format.

Story: You're Gonna Make It After All
Author: [livejournal.com profile] igrockspock
Fandom, etc.: Star Trek Reboot, Gaila, Uhura, Kirk, Spock, R, 1 LJ post long
Author's Summary: Two indecent exposure citations, one best friend, one amazing sex partner, one unexpected mentor, and a Starfleet-funded study of intercultural sexual norms. Sounds like a normal academic year for Gaila.
My Notes: If the author's summary doesn't make you curious, I'm not sure what else I can say. This story is beautifully done. The author has great control over the different character voices and shows how four so different people can come together (not always without miscommunications and disagreements). Spock has a mentoring role to the group, which I just love. (Because you know he spent a lot of time very logically trying to figure out how to interact within a human-dominated situation.) I could quite happily have this as canon.
ETA 15 July 2011; Podfic: [livejournal.com profile] jaebi_lit recorded this as a podfic and I recced it over here: [Rec of podfic of 'You're Gonna Make it After All'] /ETA

Story: Lunch and Other Obscenities [on LJ]//[on AOOO]//[on author's website]
Author: [livejournal.com profile] rheanna27
Fandom, etc.: Star Trek Reboot. In spite of a whole lot of sex, nudity and people eating in public, this is firmly a PG-13. The main dish is Uhura & Gaila friendship, with a tasty side order of Spock/Uhura. 9,786 words
Author's Summary: Nyota liked her roommate just fine until she met her.
My Notes: This is a story about culture shock and taboos and fitting in and such. It's lovely and really well-written.

Story: The Ransom
Author: [livejournal.com profile] ninhursag (writing journal: [livejournal.com profile] vaingirlfic)
Fandom, etc.: Star Trek Reboot, Kirk/Gaila, R, 1 LJ post
Contains: Discussion of child abuse and slavery. Not explicit.
Author's Summary: Pirate!Gaila kidnaps teenage!Kirk for ransom. Hijinks ensue.
My Notes: I love Gaila and Kirk together (either shippy or BFFy), they work so well together, and ninhursag has done a wonderful job of showing us this here. In this story Gaila has very little practical knowledge of Earthling behaviour and is thus constantly being confused in the way that Kirk and how he was raised does and doesn't line up with what she read in a book. The AU is well-done and feels real.
Sequels: Can be found at the [verse tag].

Story: A Sexy Think Tank
Author: [livejournal.com profile] atomicskull
Fandom, etc.: Star Trek Reboot, Kirk/Gaila, R, 1 LJ post long
Author's Summary: In which sex is had, dinosaur band-aids are dispensed, Uhura's bunny slippers are used as projectiles and Bones is plotted against.
My Notes: A silly little fic that does what it says on the tin.
ETA 24 Mar 2011: As the little line through the author's LJ implies, this story is no longer available at the above link. I'm looking for a current link to the story, if anyone knows of one. /ETA

Story: Redemption Song
Author: [livejournal.com profile] igrockspock
Fandom, etc.: Star Trek Reboot, gen, R, 1.5 K words
Contains: rape
Author's Summary: No one is going to rescue Gaila. Except maybe herself.
My Notes: Possible Gaila backstory. Pull quote: Five years later, she is at Starfleet Academy, making good on all her promises. Every night she studies (or goes out drinking), every class she attends (or skips), every cadet she lies under (or on top of), her litany is the same: I choose. I choose.
ETA 15 July 2011; Podfic: [livejournal.com profile] jaebi_lit recorded this as a podfic and I recced it over here: [Rec of podfic of 'Redemption Song'] /ETA

Story: A Brief History of Lt (j.g.) Gaila Aboard the USS Enterprise (NCC 1701)
Author: ljc [livejournal.com profile] taraljc
Fandom, etc.: Star Trek Reboot, PG, Gaila, Gaila/Kirk, Gaila/Scotty, Gaila & Nyota, Gaila & Keenser, 1 LJ post long
Contains: death of redshirts, attempted (but shut down) unwanted sexual advances
Author's Summary: Her first month aboard Enterprise, Gaila is put on Gamma Shift in Engineering.
My Notes: This is a great fic for showing Gaila growing into her role aboard ship. I love Gaila and Keenser bonding over the trials and tribulations of minding their adopted humans (Uhura and Scotty, respectively).

Story: The Proper Treatment of Sexorexia
Author: [livejournal.com profile] igrockspock
Fandom, etc.: Star Trek Reboot, gen (Gaila & Uhura), Teen, 1 LJ post long
Author's Summary: Gaila does not get her new roommate at all. They've been at school 3 whole weeks now, and she hasn't had sex with anyone. Not even once. She wonders if she should do something. Sex is as important as food, after all. If her roommate were anorexic, she should definitely try to help. Sex anorexia (sexorexia?) is probably just as bad and life-threatening. Plus, it seems to put her roommate in a really bad mood. The situation definitely calls for action. But what should she do?
My Notes: Gaila and Uhura and roommates with culture shock and learning how to fit in together. One of the things that I love about this fic is Spock giving advice on humans and social mores. In this fic Nyota and Gaila end up more in that roommate-truce sort of place than BFF, which is certainly one possibility given how different they are.


Are your favourite Gaila fics not on this list? Feel free to drop links in comments! :) (This is such a prolific fandom that I'm sure I've missed many wonderful fics.)

As usual, if I've got inaccuracies, broken links, or missing info (especially podfics, DVD commentaries, and sequels/prequels), please let me know.
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Theme: Under the Influence! Possessions and going evil! Reposting of my recs from [livejournal.com profile] spngenlove week 13. [First day of posting] and [the 'under the influence' tag].

I had thought that my previous set of recs exhausted the Halloween-y fics I've read in this fandom, but evidently not. There's an absolutely ridiculous number of fics here. (New challenge to self: be roughly this prolific in reccing things in other fandoms too.) I'd say half-ish of these are on-theme, possibly more if you include the stories involving ghosts. Some of these I really don't want to spoil the reveal, so my comments+author's summary might not be enough to specify which story they are. In those cases, I've included a 'the one where' bit, where I roughly summarise the story's key points for myself. If you adore fic spoilers, feel free to read them.

12 fics: 3 crossovers (with Studio 60, Sports Night, and SPN RPF) )
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Reposting my recs from [livejournal.com profile] spngenlove week 11. I actually stuck mostly to the theme this week. This rec set includes the single scariest story I have read in quite a while.

Theme: Spooks and Haints, in honour of Halloween
[First day of posting] and [spooks and haints tag]

Rec Category: on theme, fic, early seasons, casefic
Title: Grass Don't Grow. on FF.net or on LJ
Author: LithiumDoll ([livejournal.com profile] halcyon_shift)
Rating: PG
Word Count: 7200
Warnings/Spoilers: none
Summary: ...in Aggie's shadow
Reccer's Comments: This story reminds me of the sort of tales told around Halloween. Which I suppose makes sense, as it is based on an actual folk tale.

Rec Category: picspam/graphic story/comic, crack, humour, sort of on-theme,
Title: Puppy vs The Tall Things [remix]
Author/Artist: [livejournal.com profile] gigglingkat and [livejournal.com profile] nadiafox
Rating: same as show.
Word Count: N/A as is a graphic novel/picspam/comics type thing. Image-heavy.
Warnings/Spoilers: Season 1.
Summary: This is the saga of Puppy versus the Tall Things - in which Puppy learns that all things taller than he is are a crime against nature and should not be tolerated.
Reccer's Comments: It's on-theme because poor Sammy is being haunted by things which are taller than him! Oh noes! But utterly off-theme because this is a cracky humour piece. A fun bit of silliness.
Reccer's Caveats: Passing references to wincest in a breaking-the-fourth-wall sort of way.

Rec Category: fic, on-theme, one-shot
Title: Crooked Legs
Author: [livejournal.com profile] hkath
Rating: PG
Length: 1 lj post
Warnings/Spoilers: none
Summary: Sam goes through some changes.
Reccer's Comments: The requester (this was written for this year's [livejournal.com profile] spn_summergen) asked for "a classic horror story" and the author drew inspiration from the Twilight Zone. I found this story interesting and not too creepy (for me) and yet I could easily see the creepiness for Dean. In true TZ fashion, there isn't a tidy resolution provided by the author, but one may draw ones own conclusions if one wishes. Plotline for those who would prefer to have spoilers: Dean thinks Sam is transforming. No one else seems to ever notice anything odd about Sam. Is it all in his head or not?

Rec Category: fic, only tangentially on-theme, one-shot
Title: You Know Who You Are
Author: [livejournal.com profile] apocalypsos
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 1100 words
Warnings/Spoilers: Domestic abuse, 4.01
Summary: Thoughts from a meat suit.
Reccer's Comments: This fic is always slightly unsettling. It's a good reminder that even while Ruby may have been helping Sam, she still was a demon and demons aren't very nice.
Reccer's Caveats: Author says 'some Sam/Ruby'. It's there but very minor and not at all a thrust of the story.

Rec Category: fic, future-fic, AU, on-theme, longish
Title: Disinterment
Author: gekizetsu
Rating: R for language, violence and gore.
Length/Word Count: 22K words
Warnings/Spoilers: None given by the author, see reccer's comments.
Summary: Dean's current and former lives collide a little too hard and jeopardize everything - his career, his family, and his life.
Reccer's Comments: The genre the author lists for this story is 'horror, drama', which is entirely accurate. It is a very well-told tale but it creeped me out so very, very much that I spent the next two hours with the fluffiest things (both blankets and stories) that I could find. This is possibly somewhat of a personal thing, so you might not find the monster as creepy as I do but I found it utterly frightening. Details of the monster: The monster kills a person and then takes over their flesh, leaving behind only the skeleton. The monster has to move on to new victims periodically as the flesh-suits decay. OMFG, CREEPY!
Reccer's Caveats: Future-fic, both boys have children and have a wife/girlfriend/ex-wife sort of person. But as far as I remember, the focus of the story is not romantic in nature and thus qualifies as gen. (NB: I did not reread this story before making this rec.)
Series: This is part of [Salvation] future-fic AU, but it can be read without knowledge of the verse. The masterverse page has a number of codas for this particular story. The verse itself is great (and has a truly epic number of stories in it), with well-fleshed out OCs and a comparatively happy post-hunting (well, mostly post-hunting) life for Sam and Dean. Stories are marked with pairings as needed.


As usual, if I've got inaccuracies, broken links, or missing info (especially podfics, DVD commentaries, and sequels/prequels), please let me know.
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My policy on how I do my recs (including for things like warnings and spoilers) can be found at [my post about my recs], for those interested.

I've been watching these vids repeatedly for much of this week. It's been one of those weeks where these stupid little things keep happening and adding up and you feel redicolous by feeling put out by the whole thing, but you just really want to tear out your hair and yell a lot. So these have been comfort-vids for me right now. I don't know why, exactly, but I figure, any vid I can stand to watch somewhere between twenty-five and fifty times in a five day period I may as well rec. You needn't wait for a bad day to watch them though! I do love them even when I'm not in a mood :)

Vid: [Handlebars]
Vidder: Seah and Margie [livejournal.com profile] flummery
Song & Artist: Flobots
Fandom, Etc.: Doctor Who (Tenth Doctor, specifically), 3:27
Format: AVI, no lyrics, no captioning
Summary: I'm the Doctor. Look me up.
My Notes: This is how I see the Doctor-- yes, he's wonderful and fun but also ever so very powerful and alien. He may consider the Earth (one of) his pet planet(s) but that doesn't mean that he's not scary too.

Vid: [Four Years]
Vidder: Fabella [livejournal.com profile] wistful_fever
Song & Artist: "Life Less Ordinary" by Carbon Leaf
Fandom, Etc.: SGA, 3:44
Format: xvid avi, no captioning, no lyrics given
Summary: Four years of John loving Rodney. Rodney is a) oblivious, b) deliberately ignorant, or c) not as smart as he likes to think he is. Mckay/Sheppard. John POV.
My Notes: Oh, John and Rodney love each other so much! And then they do Atlantis things!

Vid: [The Temptation of John Sheppard]
Vidder: [livejournal.com profile] isagel
Song & Artist: "The Temptation of Adam" by Josh Ritter
Fandom, Etc.: SGA, John/Rodney, 3:46
Format: DivX AVI, DivX, streaming at BAM Video Vault, not captioned, lyrics provided at post
Summary: I never had to learn to love you like I learned to love the bomb.
My Notes: From inside John's head, we look at Rodney. Oh, I love this vid simply amazing amounts.

Vid: [Apple Candy]
Vidder: [livejournal.com profile] talitha78
Song & Artist: Apple Candy by Ben Lee
Fandom, Etc.: Star Trek Reboot, Kirk/Uhura/Spock
Format: WMV, AVI (XVid), YouTube, not captioned and no lyrics given
Summary: James T. Kirk believes in having it all.
My Notes: Everyone and their pet cat has already recced this, it really is that awesome. I love the cutting and the pacing and how well the clips are suited to telling a story along with the song. I love the longing that Kirk feels and from the looks of Uhura and Spock I'm convinced that they all end up together. (For extra fun, I quite enjoy watching this vid and thinking about where those shots were in the movie-- it gives me a sense of how one can clip things to say things other than what precisely was shown on the screen.)

Vid: [Open Secrets of the Pegasus Galaxy]
Vidder: [livejournal.com profile] yevgenie
Song & Artist: Everybody Knows -- Leonard Cohen
Summary: That's how it goes, everybody knows.
Fandom, Etc.: SGA, cast (gen), seasons 1-4, rated PG, 4:04
Format things: mp3 and mov, not captioned but lyrics included in post
My Notes: This is one of those vids I had to watch a bunch before I felt that I was understanding what the vidder was trying to do. She says "This is my love letter to Stargate Atlantis. It is also a letter about how Stargate: Atlantis drives me fucking crazy." I like it because it reminds me that the situation in Pegasus is much more complicated than the show often portrayed it and that things are not always simple and easy and such in a war zone.


I have no real idea what I'm doing with formatting these vid recs, so if you have suggestions, please let me know.

As always, if you spot any inaccuracies/dead links/missing info/additional transformative works (e.g., podfics, commentaries), please let me know.
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As part of [the 2009 Fandom Free For All], [livejournal.com profile] jadesfire2808 recorded 'Mount Badon' by [livejournal.com profile] brown_betty. *GLEEE* I love [livejournal.com profile] jadesfire2808's readings in general, so I was thrilled when she picked this off of my wish list. And happily, the actual reading did not disappoint.

The story opens with a short passage in Latin, which I had forgotten about, so it was quite a pleasant surprise to hear it in her reading. Listening to it reminded me of two things: (1) I do love listening to Latin, and (2) my Latin is shamefully rusty. I love how, when I listen to her reading, I felt the uncertainty and danger of the war more and also found the humour of the second half more funny. I chuckled out loud and flat-out grinned several times. She does very well with showing the distinct personalities of each of the characters. A++ will listen to again :)

Pesky links and stats and things: [mp3] and [audiobook], 23:45

C&P of previously posted rec of the story:
Story: Mount Badon [on AOOO]//[on LJ]//[on DW]
Written by: Betty//[livejournal.com profile] brown_betty//[info - personal] brownbetty
Etc: Merlin (BBC), as gen as the show, rated teen for battle descriptions, 3400 words
Contains: Whacked the canon with the history stick, injuring both in the process. Also, I [the author] suffer from the bizarre conviction that sheep are intrinsically hilarious.
Author Summary: "Yes, I do it to aggravate you," says Arthur.
DVD Commentary: by the author: [on DW]//[on LJ]
My Notes: This story blends mythology/history with the BBC canon to make something that feels different than much of the Merlin (BBC) fanfic (It's set in some future when Arthur is king). I love the original characters. I also like watching their reactions to Arthur and Merlin (who have matured and grown but are still recognisable to the BBC versions).
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My policy on how I do my recs (including for things like warnings and spoilers) can be found at [my post about my recs], for those interested.


I've been sitting on this one for ages because I've been having a hard time writing up my recs for each of these. I've decided that I want this rec list out more than I want my thoughts on these stories to be coherent (I've tried for coherency, honest! I'm not sure if I actually found it.). And you can always just click on the story links if you'd rather not read my verbal flailing about. :)

This is a rec list of SGA fics that deal with being closeted in some fashion. There are more fics that deal with this theme, especially in this fandom, but these five fics taken together say something to me. Not quite sure what it is (this is how I make mix tapes/CDs, by the way. I go searching for some emotion and I put stuff together until I've achieved that emotion.).

Fic spoiler warning: While I generally attempt to not spoil the plot of the fics I rec, I can't avoid it for this list. So there are massive spoilers here. If you would like to read the fics on this list without any spoilers (beyond the fact that I've placed them on this list), here are the links to the stories: [Scenes From a Lesser War] by [livejournal.com profile] amireal, [DADT, Damyata, Dayadhvam] by [livejournal.com profile] trinityofone, [ If You Want To Kiss The Sky] by [livejournal.com profile] siegeofangels, [The Known World] by [livejournal.com profile] vanitashaze, and [Time-Keeping] by [info - personal] thingswithwings.

Recs under the cut )

As always, please let me know if I am missing anything or have any errors.
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My policy on how I do my recs (including for things like warnings and spoilers) can be found at [my policy post], for those interested.

Reposting my recs from [livejournal.com profile] spngenlove.

Week 5 theme: John. [Day 1 of posting.]

Most of these are off-theme. Since I didn't have very many John-centric recs I finished a number of half-finished recs I had lying about from previous weeks.

Three fics, all SPN. )


Week 9 theme: Hunting Community. [Day 1 of posting.]

Most of these are probably off-theme by a strict definition, but my brain kept trying to define 'community' to include them. So I threw up my hands and recced regardless.

5 fics, 1 podfic. One crossover with iCarly. )

As always, if you spot any inaccuracies/dead links/missing info/additional transformative works (e.g., podfics, commentaries), please let me know.
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Look what I found lying around in my 'to be posted' folder!

I have a shiny new fandom and it makes me ever so happy. So now I shall share it with you!

*offers up Leverage*

*you may commence with the ooh-ing and aaaah-ing now*

*everyone ooh's and aaah's*

The show is Ocean's 11 crossed with The A Team and Robin Hood as a TV show. If you actually know anything about the topic of the week, you'll likely find something that makes you yell at the screen 'it doesn't work like that!', but that's okay, you're not watching it for accuracy, anyway. You're watching it because there's loads of great banter and lots of silly faces.

Sidenote about episode ordering-- evidently S1 episodes were shown out of chronological order on TV, but they're in the right order on the DVDs. So depending on which scheme for numbering the episodes the author uses, an episode number might refer to one of two episodes. In cases where it's obvious which episode the author meant, I'll add the name of the episode. If I have to refer to a list of episodes to figure out the relevant episode, well, that's (a) clearly not much of a spoiler and (b) too much work. In that case, I'll just report the episode number as given by the author.

Character list/description. Cut for spoilers for 'The Lost Heir Job' (aka the episode at the end of the summer season of season 2.) )

My policy on how I do my recs (including for things like warnings and spoilers) can be found at [my policy post], for those interested.

Ten billion Leverage fics. Or maybe only 17. I'm not exactly sure, I think I lost track around number six. )

Leverage seems to get lots of crossovers. Some of it seems to be the shared last names thing (Spencer seems to be popular on TV, which gets you Psych and NCIS, at least), some of it is the "we're both running cons" thing (that gets you SPN and Psych and the Stargates*), and then there's the "we're running a con and the law notices to some degree" (which gets you every procedural show ever, plus the Stargates). And then there's whatever other crossover the author can make work.

*not that the Stargates are running cons so much as they are full of massive secrecy and bad cover stories, which just happens to smell the same as running a con.

Crossovers! SPN, SGA, and Psych. Only a half dozen thousand fics this time. (Give or take a bit) )

Hmmm, looking over this rec list I can spot some themes that evidently tickle my fancy for this show. Also, where are the longer fics? Is it just that the fandom's new (this is by far and away the earliest I've ever gotten into a fandom) and they haven't had time to be written yet, or am I not finding the longer works, or is Leverage tending to produce shorter stories?


As always, if you spot any inaccuracies/dead links/missing info/additional transformative works (e.g., podfics, commentaries), please let me know.
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WHEEE! PODFIC OF MY FIC!!!! IT IS AWESOME!!!

squee goes here. And also thoughts of hearing recipes verbally )

FYI, the non-tl;dr version is: Yay for [livejournal.com profile] juniperphoenix's [recording] of [Bread Mountain Dreams] and [Harvest Bread Recipe] from [De Re Coquinaria Pegasi]!!! (14 min, 13 MB, 1400 words)


[Originally posted] at [livejournal.com profile] fish_echo on 6 October 2009.
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For my policy on things such as spoilers, warning, and ratings, please [see my policy post].

I'm reccing the original story here, but I'm being lazy, so I'm just c&p'ing the headers from the post I made to my journal. The original post there had some more thoughts about doing a dvd_commentary, but as they aren't relevant to the original story I'm omitting them.

Story: Trying To Find Some, Somewhere [Link to original story] by [livejournal.com profile] elizah_jane
Commentary: [Link to commentary] by [info - personal] fish_echo at [livejournal.com profile] dvd_commentary
Fandom, Etc.: SPN, Slashy Crackfic, Humor, PG-13, 1834 words (story), ~3600 words (story + commentary), Spoilers through S4, Hints of Castiel/Dean, Sam/Lucifer
Summary: Dean doesn't know quite what he expected from the Apocalypse, but this sure as hell wasn’t it.
Author Notes: I'm pretty sure I get to blame [info - personal] fish_echo for this one. /Yep, totally my fault!/ And I quote: Dean, your psyche is all messed up. Why don't you go turn into a kitten for a week, or a unicorn! (in response to this story /Which is a great post-Hell Dean character study. Go read it! Then come back here and read this for the happy crack!/) Sometimes I am RIDICULOUSLY SUSCEPTIBLE to the power of suggestion. JSYK!! Other than that, I will say that I am completely spoiler-free for S5 and thus the part of Lucifer for our purposes will be played by The Welling. That is all. /Personally, I think this is a hysterical casting choice./
Commentator Notes: /Blah, blah, blah, yes the stuff with the odd formatting is me babbling. I hope the formatting is readable to everyone (it works for me, but then again, a sample size of one is hardly significant), if not, let me know./


[Originally posted] at [info - personal] fish-echo on 24 September 2009
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(NB: If you want to see this post with all the cut tags in place, go to [the 'journal policies' tag] and scroll to the bottom.)

The title of this post makes it seem much more, I don't know, authoritative and official than it actually is. I have spent a while thinking about recs and how I rec things and what I want to be doing with my recs-- I just haven't come to lots of final conclusions. But since you may care, I'll share what my current thoughts are. These may change, and if they do I'll update this. If you have feedback you'd like to give me, I'd be more than happy to hear it!

Warnings, Spoilers, Contains
I had a lot to say on this topic )


Ratings
This got really long. Amazingly long, in fact. )


Genre
This one is so short it doesn't really need a tag but it looked lonely without one. )


'Ships, pairings, the definition of gen
Yay for nested bulleted lists taking up space )


Misc (Specifically: the sorts of things I rec, where I rec, cut tag policy, frequency of posts)
Ahahahahaa, a cut tag that contains info about cut tags! I crack myself up sometimes. )


Tags
At this point I'm just cut-tagging left and right. )


Accessibility
cut tag left. )


Your opinions and feedback
cut tag right )



Most recent update: 26 July 2010
changes: Fixed a rogue 'small' tag. Added podficpool as a crossposting comm. Put the 'journal policies tag' statement at the top. Futzed with the wording of the Accessibility section. Did some stuff in the 'tags' section [clarified the difference between 'type:' and 'type[assoc]:' tags; hyperlinked tags given in the 'tag' section; very minor edits in the 'wip' tagging section; clarified LJ's 'searching by multiple tags' thing; made tags with action I need to take prefaced by 'fish' for easy searching]. (Oy, now I remember that this is why I haven't done a change log before-- because I always end up futzing with way more stuff than I initially intended to and then the log gets ridiculous-looking).

Previous updates:
a small, informal change-log, why I'm maintaining this, I don't even know.... )
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For my policy on things such as spoilers, warning, and ratings, please [see my policy post].

Last post I recced really short podfic so it seems fitting to discuss really long podfic today. There's a sharp drop-off in number of submissions at the [audiofic archive] that are >2hours long, so I'm going to use that as my criterion for 'long'.

I like to listen to podfics mostly in one go, so it is much more difficult for me to find the time to listen to long podfics than really short ones. (Especially now that I've no longer got huge chunks of time full of mindless tasks on my hands. This is good for my brain not petrifying, but not so great from the point of view of having hours at a single go to listen to podfic.) So I've listened to less of the really long fics than I might like, especially recent ones. But I have managed to listen to some long fics, so here's some recs!

Three podfics, one SGA and two HP )

FYI: It looks like I'll be doing five days of podfic recs, so this is mid-meme! :)

[Originally posted] at [info - personal] fish-echo on 26 August 2009
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For my policy on things such as spoilers, warning, and ratings, please [see my policy post].

Short podfics are easy to overlook but often can be great. If you line up several of them, they're an excellent way to pass a short trip without worrying that you'll only be half-way through by the time you arrive. But I think listeners are sometimes wary of downloading the very short podfics, because the effort to length ratio is too large. So! Here's some great short podfics!

5 podfics, all under ten minutes, in SGA, Bones, Doctor Who, Discworld, Torchwood, Harry Potter, and Supernatural (yay for cross-overs!) )


[Originally posted] at [info - personal] fish-echo on 23 August 2009
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For my policy on things such as spoilers, warning, and ratings, please [see my policy post].

Reposting my recs from this week's [livejournal.com profile] spngenlove.

Week 3 theme: Delight in Dean
[Link to first day of recs] and to [the 'delighting in Dean' tag]

4 fics, all SPN, one podfic )


[Originally posted] at [info - personal] fish-echo on 17 August 2009
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For my policy on things such as spoilers, warning, and ratings, please [see my policy post].


Reposting my recs from this week's [livejournal.com profile] spngenlove. I only recced a few stories due to lack of time and they've all already been posted on the comm, so I'm duplicating them here now rather than on Sunday.

Week 2 theme: Celebrating Sammy
[Link to first day of recs]

3 fics: one SPN/SGA, two SPN

Title: Younger Son
Author/Artist: [livejournal.com profile] maychorian
Rating: PG/K+
Length/Word Count: 4828 words total (in two LJ posts)
Warnings/Spoilers: no warnings, spoilers for the pilot episode of both SPN and Stargate: Atlantis.
Summary: McKay told him not to go in that room, but John Sheppard is at least half cat, with the same curiosity problem. Meanwhile, there's something in Sammy Winchester's closet.
Reccer's Comments: I've always been interested in how/why Sam decided to leave the family business and this story posits a believable reason. Plus, I'm an absolute sucker for SPN/Stargate crossovers and this is a treat with good characterisations for both shows.
Sequel/related: The author also has some great Jack O'Neill & Dean fic at her [Jackndean! tag].


These next two combined say about 95% of what I really want to say about Sam at Stanford and you should absolutely read both of them if you pay any attention to SPN at all.

Title: Nowadays
Author/Artist: [livejournal.com profile] celtic_cookie
Rating: G
Length/Word Count: 1016
Warnings/Spoilers: none, none
Summary: Sam blends in.
Reccer's Comments: Sam trying to fit in, before/during Stanford and on the road again with Dean after Stanford. This feels very real to me. I loved that the Stanford section felt a bit off and the back-on-the-road-with-Dean section felt like slowly coming home. My favourite line (which guts me every time I read it) is: Excised 'y'all' forcibly from his vocabulary and replaced it with words like 'excised'.

Title: no one knew me, look right through me (the dreams in which i'm dying are the best i've ever had)
Author/Artist: [livejournal.com profile] unperfectwolf
Rating: PG
Length/Word Count: 1600 words
Warnings/Spoilers: none, none
Summary: There are some things the kids at Stanford knew about Sam Winchester, and some they didn't.
Reccer's Comments: A lovely character study of a Sam at Stanford who hasn't shed all of his habits from the first eighteen years of his life. As the author says, "because [S]am was gone for four years, and even he's not that good of actor." Pull quote: No one knew much about Sam Winchester. They knew little bits and pieces, like that he ran every morning and worked out every evening, though never in a gym. They knew he ate like it was his last meal all the time and that he had scars in the weirdest shapes with no tale to go along with nearly any of them.
Reccer's Caveats: Mentions made of Sam dating Jess.


As always, please point out corrections/additions (especially podfics or other transformative works) to what I've written here.


[Originally posted] at [info - personal] fish-echo on August 2009
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[identity profile] fish-echo.livejournal.com
For my policy on things such as spoilers, warning, and ratings, please [see my policy post].

I've got modly permission from [livejournal.com profile] spngenlove to post this, so yay.

There's a new comm [livejournal.com profile] spngenlove specifically for gen fanwork in Supernatural. This is yay for me because the main pairing in the fandom is sibling incest (Sam/Dean) and that kind of weirds me out. The comm does weekly rec sets which makes me happy, because I like recs and reccing. These are a little more 'off the top of my head' than my rec lists generally are and they're differently formatted than my standard because I'm c&p'ing what I submit to the comm. I might slightly elaborate on what I submit to the comm or I might not, depending on how talkative I feel when I make the post.

So here's my recs from [week 1]. Theme: no theme.

8 fics under the cut. )


[Originally posted] at [info - personal] fish-echo on August 2009

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