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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 about my recs], for those interested.


I won the services of two podficcers, [livejournal.com profile] lunchy_munchy and [personal profile] via_ostiense, during the first round of the [livejournal.com profile] help_japan auction. And once the podfics started arriving in my inbox, I though, 'Oh, hey, wouldn't it be cool if I wrote up recs for these as they came in and as I listened to them?' The answer to that is, 'Obviously, yes!' But that raises the question: 'Did I do that?', to which the answer is obviously 'hahhahahaa, you must be new here if you think there was a snowball's chance of me following through on that.' But I'm going to count it as a partial victory, because there are still stories to be podficced, so I'm at least a little bit on top of things. Ish. Sorta? Eh, close enough!

As I starting thinking on this rec set, I noticed that there were other fanworks which just kept creeping in round the edges. And in fine Fishly fashion, I decided to roll with that. So what we have here is each podfic recorded for me paired with another fanwork(s) in some manner which I swear makes sense to me! :D I've used horizontal rules to separate each set visually because I like imposing order.




'Dear Kunsel' and 3 other sets )



'Flatmate Wanted' and 3 other sets )



'The Care and Feeding of Tiny Humans (and slightly larger Time Lords)' and 1 other set )



'World Domination Is Harder Than It Looks' and 1 other set )



'Redemption Song' and 'You're Gonna Make it After All' as well as 3 other sets )




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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It's hockey season on my TV, what with the Stanley Cup playoffs of the amusingly-named NHL, and so I thought a hockey-themed rec set would be appropriate. I wrote most of these recs whilst somewhat loopy from being ill. So, um, yeah, these aren't always so much with the coherency? But eh, who cares! Let's consider this entry more of a 'hockey stories which make me happy' list and call it time to move onto the recs, yeah? :)

Hockey hockey hockey hockey hockey hockey. Six fanfics. Which is only a few letters different than six fanatics, which rather well describes any six hockey fans of my acquaintance :p ... )


Do you have any fanworks which are your go-to for when there isn't enough hockey on TV? Any links to especially awesome clips of hockey? *grabby hands*

and do I have any missing/incorrect info in these recs? I hope not! But let me know and I'll fix it!
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If you'd like to see this rec set with all cuts intact (nicely hiding everything), clicky clicky: [This rec set with cuts intact].


I am immensely, totally, completely, terribly, horribly, and utterly sorry that this has taken so long in coming. I can only offer my apologies and hope that the existence of a rec set does something to make up for it.

And actually, it isn't even a full rec set *facepalm* It's the first half of one though! That has to count for something, as does the fact that it's so bleeding long that it's in two LJ posts, right? (To be honest, I'm not sure if that's a positive or a negative at this point...) The rest of the rec set will be up at some indeterminate time in the future and will be linked here when it exists.

So at long last, I present you with:

Part I*.a** of II: Harry Potter fic recs since HBP(ish)

*because otherwise it would have taken even longer and been even longer
**OMFG, what the fuck, I had to split this up into two posts to fit in LJ's character limits, I'm pretty sure this means I fail at something. Probably knowing when to shut up? *facepalm of ridiculousness*

The prompt for this rec set went something like:
(begin prompt)
Requirements:
Harry Potter fandom; about Harry Potter's generation; very strong preference for fanfic rather than other forms of fanwork; really good writing; written since the publication of HBP, or only just a bit before [for WIPs, the completion date was used ~Fish].
Likes:
threesomes; UST and the resolution thereof; teamwork and friendships; both low-key and angst (in their separate ways); medium and long stories preferred but the elegance of a character glimpse or a sharp what-if also appreciated; gen is fine; all gender permutations of romance and sex are fine.
Dislikes:
spoilers for the story being recced; 7th year fics.
Do not includes:
incest, chan, bestiality.
(end prompt)


The British dates of publication of the HP books )

*drumroll* And now onto the recs proper! *drumroll*

Harry Potter. Fic. And more! oooooh! )

This rec set is continued on in the next post: [constellations of fanworks (or 'An orgy of storytelling'. Which is different than 'storytelling of orgies', FYI.)]



As always, if anyone spots any inaccuracies/dead links/missing info/additional transformative works, please let me know.
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If you'd like to see this rec set with all cuts intact (nicely hiding everything), clicky clicky: [This post with cuts intact].


I've had to split this rec set into two LJ posts due to size, but it's also kind of convenient from a thematic point of view. [The first part of this rec set] is in my regular format for recs, but I've done something a bit different with this part. (And I know the requester mostly cares about fic, but I really couldn't write these up any other way, sorry).

There were two constellations of fanworks which I wanted to include on this list which were troublesome to my normal format for the happy-making reason of having too many associated fan works to be able to apply my usual header template unaltered. What I have here are two fics (both fanfic of the Harry Potter series) which each spawned a number of works in a variety of media.

I really really love cases like this-- where we see fen springboarding off of another fan's work. I think the dynamic in these cases is subtly different than that between canon and fanwork-- possibly because of the complete loop which feedback goes producing different sorts of things or possibly it just has to do with the differences in perceived playing field between the two cases and then with that being something that shows up in the work which they create, or possibly it has more to do with how I perceive it, but regardless, it's awesome). Irregardless of the exact reason why, I do love it, and hopefully you do/will too.


The way I've formatted this is to divide this post up into three sections, the first being this blathery section and the second two being the fanwork constellations associated with each fic. In those two sections, I first rec the initiating fic and then the entire constellation. As always, but especially with these works, please do mention any related works which I've unintentionally overlooked!




'Let's Pretend the War Is Over', two arts, one podfic, and a Fish who natters on. )




'Lamp in the Cooling Room', plus three art and one fic. And lots of Fishy rambles )


As always, if anyone spots any inaccuracies/dead links/missing info/additional transformative works, please let me know.
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Once upon a time, a long time ago, [livejournal.com profile] vibrantharmony bought my rec set services for [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti. I was given the following prompt:
begin quote Could I get a multifandom rec list? I'm into Merlin, Psych, and SGA (and Smallville and Doctor Who, from your minor list), so any combination from those fandoms would be awesome. As for a prompt, I love funny fics, not crackfic necessarily but more just amusing things or unusual situations. end quote

And here, only an age later, is that rec set. I have at least a few recs in all of the listed fandoms and I threw in some crossovers for good measure. This is mostly fic with the occasional podfic. I am very very sorry that this has taken this long to be finished! I hope you find some new friends in this batch! Thank you for your donation!


ETA: [View this entry with the cuts intact (ie: hiding things)]


Doctor Who, which also includes Torchwood and Captain Jack Harkness**: 3 fics, 1 podfic
**I treat him as his own fandom because, well, it seemed to make sense at the time :)

Witty cut text! )



Merlin (BBC): 3 fics

Witty cut text! )



Psych: 4 fics

Witty cut text! )



SGA: 2 fics, 1 podfic, 2 illustrated fics

Witty cut text! )



Smallville: 4 fics (including 1 associated podfic), 1 fic with occasional illustrations

Witty cut text! )



Crossovers solely among the given fandoms: 4 fics

Witty cut text! )



Crossovers which include other fandoms: 4 fics.
The other fandoms: Fandom RPF, Discworld, NCIS

Witty cut text! )
Podfics: [Highly Classified And Very Hush Hush (mp3)] (14.1 MB, 11:44) // [Strictly on a Need to Know Basis (mp3)] (11.5 MB, 9:36), read by [livejournal.com profile] reena_jenkins (added 4 May 2011)



Author Recs

Three authors. I wanted to rec many more things by these authors than I possibly could, so I'll call them out specifically. )

As always, if anyone spots any inaccuracies/dead links/missing info/additional transformative works (e.g., podfics, commentaries), please let me know.
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For my policy on things such as spoilers, warning, and ratings, please see [my policy post].

This is a post of odds and ends of recs which had been laying about my journal.

Reposting of OTW bribery recs
details! )



Haven't you always wanted to read a Star Wars/Icelandic Saga fusion?
details! )



Finally reposted the last of my old recs (NB: these aren't included in the tags for this post)
details! )

As per usual, if I've got inaccuracies, broken links, or missing info (especially podfics, DVD commentaries, and sequels/prequels), please do let me know.
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At long last, here is my Shawn/Gus rec post! Sorry it took so long, on top of everything else, my bookmarks were even more nonexistent that normal, so it took some time to track things down. I'm also sure I missed some, being as how I am a forgetful Fish. But at the end of my nine fic recs there's a link to a nice meta which itself contains recs, so you have hope for even more fic. :)

I can't remember what's next on my to do list for reccing, I think it might be "Wincest I read despite being bothered by incest". Which, honestly, is a lot more fic than I had expected (I've already mentally broken it down into two sets) (what does this mean, boys and girls? It means I suck at abiding by my own boundaries when I hear the call of an interesting story. It also means I'm learning to use the back button.). But that one may or may not get interrupted by a Yuletide rec set. So I guess stay tuned for your standard upcoming random rec set?

9 stories and 1 meta/reclist. Psych, Shawn/Gus )
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You may have noticed that this isn't Psych fic. That's because I'm, well, flaky and also still recovering from the pre-holiday-time rush. I'm still hoping to have it finished before I start my next Psych fic (that'd be by mid-Jan), but we'll see. But in celebration of the fact that my brain is currently half-functional I decided to give you a rec list composed of things that I don't normally rec. Whee? This is perhaps a bit more scattered than one of my normal sets, but then again, my recs are normally fairly scattered, so maybe it's just average :)

Not Fanfic Things
Pro-fic things that you might like! )

Canon things
two episodes which satisfy my fannish heart, plus reviews thereof. AND! The ever-important question of 'what episodes satisfy your fannish heart'? )

Meta
This is one new thing and two old things which I have previously recced on my journal but haven't put here (as I haven't decided what my policy is on reccing meta here, especially stuff that properly speaking isn't fannish meta so much as cultural meta, which all of these are).

three links to cultural meta )

Fannish things
podbang (long podfics), an SPN-crossover comment-fic meme, and a Psych fic fest )

Completely unrelatedly, I have a [DreamWidth] invite. Would anyone like it?

ETA (29 Dec 2009): Two things to add:
One more episode rec and one fannish meta )
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Are you in the middle of December stress? Do you need fanworks which remind you that the world is indeed an awesome place? Did you think that the next rec set I posted was going to be Shawn/Gus from Psych? Are you surprised that evidently I had remembered a bunch of Psych stories as S/G when in fact they were gen? Are you going to be at all suprised that this isn't a Psych rec set?

Anyway, onto the recs!

As always, these are in no particular order. 2 WIPs (now both finished): SPN (gen, Hockey AU), Star Trek Reboot (Spock/Kirk, detective AU), 1 vid (Mythbusters, Adam/Jamie), 1 completed fic and art and podfic (SPN, Sam/Castiel). ETA: updated entries in the 'Five for Fighting' story 18 May 2011 )

ETA
18 May 2011: updated and elaborated the 'Five for Fighting' entry
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As promised, this set is Star Trek Reboot fic! (Um, and two TOS fics. I can't ever seem to follow my own rules, can I?) This isn't a masterlist of recs for this fandom because that would be even longer than this set is and this set is already half again as long as I had intended. Next up is Shawn/Gus (Psych)!

16 Star Trek Reboot fics and 1 ST:R/Supernatural fic )

1 Star Trek: TOS fic rec, 1 ST:TOS/SGA fic rec )
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A rash of new shows have shown up on my flist and Yuletide has begun. So how about some recs for small fandoms? And some for fandoms which aren't small but that I don't read much in. I had intended to put links to canon for the rarer ones, and to sort the recs somewhat (like keeping the fairy tale fandoms together), but this is kind of an insanely long set as is, so I decided to go see what desert was in the kitchen instead. ETA: If you saw the version before I ran spell-check, can you just pretend that you didn't see it?


20 fics, 1 pic-spam, a few podfics. Fandoms are many and varied )
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Reposting my recs from [livejournal.com profile] spngenlove week 14.

Theme: Free For All
[First day of posting] and [the tag].

This month the theme at the comm is H/C with focus on various characters. Which isn't quite my cuppa. So I think I'm going to be focusing on reccing other fandoms this month. Current in-progress rec list: rare fandoms! After that, either Star Trek Reboot (which everyone and their uncle has already recced), or Psych (with an emphasis on Shawn/Gus), or Sentient!Atlantis (because I've missed SGA fic!), Wincest-I-can-read (okay, it's SPN but it's not gen), or Harry Potter, or something else that strikes my fancy. Feel free to tell me which you'd prefer :)

9 fics (incl. 1 podfic), 3 crossovers with: Star Trek Reboot, Psych, Doctor Who )
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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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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.
ext_14845: betta fish (Default)
[identity profile] fish-echo.livejournal.com
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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[identity profile] fish-echo.livejournal.com
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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