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The best thing about great new fic in an old, beloved fandom is great new fic in an old, beloved fandom. The second best thing is a tiny wave of kudos on one's own ancient fic.

Pre-Existing Condition (13138 words) by Helenish
Fandom: Die Hard (Movies)
Relationships: Matt Farrell/John McClane
Additional Tags: Marriage of Convenience

“Anyway, he’s staying with me for a while,” John says.

“My place got firebombed,” Matt says, reflexively.

So good, omg.

I am watching a lot of news, y'all. I never anticipated that [redacted]-year-old me would be consuming so much political commentary. Some, for sure, but this feels excessive.

I've got a date tonight, for which I have the lowest of possible expectations for a thing I agreed to do, but I am hopeful the food will be good and his half of the conversation will be entertaining. It is a million percent humid and sunny and warmish, and so I sort of want to wear a dress, but I also dont want to be the girl wearing a dress on a casual first date and why must everything be so complicated.

Fic recs!

Feb. 21st, 2015 10:25 pm
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I'm watching the Penguins game (or, I was until my mom called, so now I'm way behind on the game, and trying to figure out whether I want to watch the third period or switch to Sharks/Kings in a second here) so have some hockey recs. Actually, this is pretty much all my hockey recs, except for stuff that I bookmarked without comment that I now can't remember anything about from the summary and tags. Definitely should have bookmarked more things...

part one - nearly everything that cheeswithmy has written )

some other sid/geno fic )

one Carter/Richards )

it is needlessly confusing for me that there are two J. Benns, so I can't just do Benn/Seguin )

and then Tuukka Rask )
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This week has been a lot. Today looks better? It's starting on a good note, anyway. Slept well, woke up and had home fries and eggs for breakfast, and then the other half of a tiny chocolate cake while watching the Rose Parade.

The kitten has done himself an injury. He fell a couple weeks ago, from a height too low for him to right himself before landing, and he's been limping intermittently and profoundly, but very briefly, since. he's basically okay, but veterinary details behind the cut )

The vet's advice was "try to limit his jumping," and then she said "yeah, I know," and shrugged.

And now I'm getting ready to watch the Winter Classic, about which my only opinion so far is that I like Alex Ovechkin's hair.

I started reading Dezinformatsiya (the spy AU) this morning, and I'm going to go back to it, but I was sort of confused by how abrupt Sid and Geno's first meeting was.

Also on deck, And Never Been Kissed is finished! I read the first four chapters as they were posted, and then fell off last week. But soon!
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Where has the time gone? I spent most of Christmas day baking and watching Peter Pan Live (on DVD) and teaching my mother how to use youtube, and then I spent all day yesterday with a friend from high school, so now it's been like 72 hours, and I've read maybe 15 yuletide stories. In like 3 1/2 fandoms. I haven't even finished reading the stories in fandoms I requested!

but, recs, nonetheless )
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fancake banner for cupcake round 41-b marriage of convenience: thematic multi-fandom recs

There are a few days left in the current "cupcake" round at [community profile] fancake and I am so in love. I need to go through my bookmarks (why am I so avoidant about tagging on pinbiard, whyyyyyy) to see what I can contribute, because seriously. High stakes avoidance and miscommunication. Turned up to eleven. Sometimes with a side of friends-to-lovers. So good.

Uh... what else. Hannibal is So Good. Has everyone else told you that Hannibal is So Good? Probably. I not even the tiniest bit interested in fan works other than meta yet, but I feel like it's approaching. I spent most of last night's episode So Angry at a number of characters, but in the good way, where it was because I cared and I can't wait to see how things resolve.

For whatever reason (societal habituation to violence, how ya doin'?), there's only been one episode of Hannibal that even remotely freaked me out, but I read the descriptions - not even particularly specific ones - of some creepypasta thingers, and I had such a nightmare after, omg.

I have so much fic queued up to read, but so little attention for it. A Saturday or two ago, I suddenly realized that I was partway through three entirely different fics, all of which I cared about, because I kept taking a break to do chores and forgetting.

Oh hey there Kris Letang. Hey there, Kris Letang's hair. So glad he's back playing, for the obvious reasons, but also the shallow ones.
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I feel like every time I post its with some comment about the haphazard nature of my posting, or an apology for... whatever. I'm not sure whether its worth curbing the apologies, since clearly the other side of the equation isn't going anywhere. I'm still clinging to a largely imagined sense of community.

Anyway, this fic is great. If you're already in Teen Wolf fandom, you probably already know that otter's stuff is great. No spoilers, 3b or otherwise.

From the Waters and the Wild (5062 words) by otter
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Teen Wolf (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski
Characters: Derek Hale, Stiles Stilinski, Original Child Character(s), Scott McCall, Lydia Martin, Erica Reyes, Vernon Boyd, Allison Argent, Isaac Lahey, Jackson Whittemore
Additional Tags: Kid Fic, Fae & Fairies, Future Fic

The child is dirty and huge-eyed and streaked with mysterious blood. It's wearing something filthy that could be generously described as a dress but looks more like a sheet, and it's all so Dickensian, it's almost over the top. It's obviously not even remotely human. Of course Stiles wants to take it home.

I still really like this icon.
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In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator.

I wish I could write shorter things. I would write more of them! I love longfic, and occasionally have fic ideas that can only be served by longfic, but I really love scenes - slice of life, five things, all that stuff, and some of what I'm happiest with of what I've written are things that feel unresolved. Hopeful, almost always, but open-ended.

four stories by meeeee )
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more yuletide recs in Dead Poets Society, The Breakfast Club, and Heard on the Subway: Talking About Your Gay Son (blog post) )

So I made it from T back around through H before reveals, but not even because I bookmarked most of the longer fic to come back to, like Annum Novum" and some other stuff that seems really promising.

I sort of want to read more, or do some 2013 meme, or just do the general AO3 meme because I haven't yet, but the. there's [community profile] snowflake_challenge and some fandom-stocking stuff I still hope to write. And all the stuff that I didn't have time to sort before I had people over last night, so I piled it up and stashed it behind things...

Happy New Year!

moar recs

Dec. 26th, 2013 07:28 pm
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Is it odd that I feel guilty about doing things that aren't reading Yuletide fic? Like, I bought myself Season 4 of Justified for Christmas because I only watched like the first four episodes, and I really want to catch up, because I really want to read fic and write fic and ship Tim Gutterson with everyone on the planet. But there is so much awesome Yuletide fic out there, and it seems like most of it has, like, one comment, and that makes me sad.

I went to rewatch the University of Rochester Yellowjackets video for 'You Belong to Me' because there's fic again this year. (And I've just noticed in looking it at that the description labels it as a parody instead of a cover. fine, whatever.) BUT! My point in posting that was that I hadn't connected that song to their appearance on The Sing Off last season. They were the ones who kept talking about their trip to Kenya and did Wavin' Flag and Wannabe and Lupe Fiasco's The Show Goes On

And somewhere in that brief youtube binge I actually watched a whole ad for Divergent, which is the scene where (presumably) Love Interest talks about his tattoo, how he wants to be All The Archetypes or whatever (brave and smart and...something, and something else and kind?). And I was thinking that I sort of wished it was a lady delivering that speech, but not if it meant sacrificing a female lead. So, I'll be here for all the genderswap AUs of that movie, I guess.

And now, recs! I feel like I'm reading realllllly slowly this year. Started in the T's yesterday and wrapped back to A, and I've got Breakfast Club fic opened to read when I get home later.

Vikings, Wilby Wonderful, Body (movie concept) )
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I haven't made it past the fandoms I received gifts in yet. (Whoops, hey there, unexpected midday nap!), but: Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Caffeine and Unpaid Overtime (19335 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Frontier Wolf - Rosemary Sutcliff
Rating: Explicit
Relationships: Alexios Flavius Aquila/Hilarion, Alexios Flavius Aquila/Cunorix
Characters: Alexios Flavius Aquila, Hilarion (Frontier Wolf), Cunorix (Frontier Wolf), Original Female Character(s)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Medical, Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, First Time, First Kiss, First Meetings, Slow Burn, Enemies to Friends to Lovers, Fluff and Angst, Tea, Doctors & Physicians, Paperwork

“Um,” Alex tried to regain his power of speech. “Are you Hilary?”

“Dr Aquila, I presume,” the young man answered, and leant back against the doorframe, arms folded, regarding Alex appraisingly. “So you do exist after all. I was starting to fear the personnel department was in the grip of a delusion and our rota a tissue of deceit.”

After an incident, Dr Alex Aquila is relocated to an obscure ward in a tiny hospital in the north of England. There are too many patients, too much paperwork and his SHO Hilary is impossible to work with. But at least surgical trainee Connor has shown him some friendliness. With a life to rebuild, and many challenges ahead, can Alex figure out who he is and what he really needs?

You guys! I always say I like AUs and crossovers, and all that, and whooooo boy is this an AU, so I'm sure it's probably not for everyone who loves Frontier Wolf for Frontier Wolf's sake, but it's such a solid story, I hope it'll pick up fans from elsewhere. It also makes me want all the Take Your Fandom to Work Day stories ever.

I don't think I've ever seen anyone cast Alexios (Alex, here) but either Paul Bettany or Laurence Fox would make an excellent Hilarion (Hilary). I'm mostly in the fandom for Hilarion, if I'm honest, but I love a good Alexios, and this is a good Alexios, making the best out of a bad situation, doing the right thing, trying to bring order to perceived chaos and then realizing that some of the chaos is actually character.

Nothing In This World (3495 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Tennis RPF
Rating: Mature
Relationships: Roger Federer/Rafael Nadal
Additional Tags: First Kiss, Revelations, Love, Fluff and Angst, Requited Love, Locker Room, Friends to Lovers
Sometimes it’s a bit of a struggle. Particularly with Rafa. Rafa, who used to look at him like he hung the stars in the sky.

After losing to Rafa at the World Tour Finals in 2013, Roger doesn't particularly want him in his locker room. But Rafa seems to have something on his mind.

This one depends a quite bit more on knowing the canon, as it were, but it's so lovely and full of feeling, and it's so rich with detail. Like, several hours later, out of nowhere, things keep coming back to me. And I definitely dreamed, in my nap, that Rafa messed up one of his routines and lost a match in absolutely mortifying fashion, and I might need to go back and read this again and possibly read All the Other Things where Rafa finds love, to get the (wholly imaginary!) dejected look on his ridiculous face out of my head.

more excellent Tennis RPF )