ozqueen: (tv: the simpsons: homer j fong)
[personal profile] ozqueen
I'm back from holidays and trying to squeeze in a couple of recs for the yuletide challenge! There is still time if you want to rec your favourite fic from yuletides past!

FANDOM: Brooklyn Nine-Nine
FIC LINK: Ask Memes and Bonding Exercises
AUTHOR LINK: [personal profile] aderam
RATING/WARNING(S): G
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 1734
MAIN CHARACTERS: Rosa Diaz, Gina Linetti, Amy Santiago, Jake Peralta, Terry Jeffords, Ray Holt, Charles Boyle

FIC SUMMARY: The game is simple: Whoever answers the most questions correctly wins. It's time for another edition of Who's More Cryptic Anyway!

RECCER'S NOTES:

This is such a fun little fic, and the character voices are perfect. I can totally see this being a missing scene from canon - Terry accidentally sends everyone an ask meme, and they turn it into a challenge to prove how well they know each other. It's perfect and lighthearted and suits canon down to the ground.



liadtbunny: (Richard III)
[personal profile] liadtbunny
FANDOM: Henry VI - Shakespeare
FIC LINK: And Play the Dog
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] likeadeuce
RATING/WARNING(S): Teen; Albeist language.
WORD COUNT: 4988 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Marguerite d'Anjou | Margaret of Anjou, Richard Plantagenet Duke of York, Henry VI of England, Richard III of England.
FIC SUMMARY: Margaret has a chance to observe the Duke of York on his home turf, but observation goes both ways.

RECCER'S NOTES: A rich read full of details as Henry VI and Margaret pay a visit to the Yorks. Great characterisation, interplay and dynamics.
merryghoul: carnival ride (carnival ride)
[personal profile] merryghoul
FANDOM: The Americans (TV)
FIC LINK: One day in the life
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] gorseflower
RATING/WARNING(S): Not Rated/Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
WIP?/WORD COUNT: No/2630
MAIN CHARACTERS: Elizabeth Jennings, Elizabeth's Mother

FIC SUMMARY: Nadya's mother is sick, her classmates lack revolutionary commitment and the Communist future is still far from being built. But she struggles on.

RECCER'S NOTES: A glimpse at Elizabeth's life before she was a spy back in Russia, and how crapsack her life could have been at that time with an ailing mother, an awful neighbor, and no time to spend time as a child. (Although the fic is a pre-season fic, there is information revealed from the latest season of the show.)
merryghoul: black hoodie (black hoodie)
[personal profile] merryghoul
FANDOM: Alice In Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
FIC LINK: Cucumber Sandwiches
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] Katherine
RATING/WARNING(S): General Audiences
WIP?/WORD COUNT: No/1160
MAIN CHARACTERS: Bill the Lizard, the Gryphon, The Mock Turtle

FIC SUMMARY:

Bill the Lizard enjoyed his afternoons off when he visited the Gryphon and Mock Turtle. Today, their three-angled conversation first ranged over the usual pleasantries
... and then they planned a party.

RECCER'S NOTES: Lovely fic on what Bill does on his day off: has tea and sandwiches with the Gryphon and the Mock Turtle. A great combination of various Alice in Wonderland canons to tell a brief tale.
merryghoul: campfire (campfire)
[personal profile] merryghoul
FANDOM: Duel after a Masquerade Ball - Jean-Léon Gérôme (painting)
FIC LINK: L'Abécédaire d'un duel
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] MmeBahorel
RATING/WARNING(S): Teen
WIP?/WORD COUNT: No/7002
MAIN CHARACTERS: Original characters inspired by the painting named above.

FIC SUMMARY:

Critic Edmond About suggested, "At forty years old, before one steps on the dueling ground, one might forget to make his will, to write to his wife, or to provide for his son's future, but one doesn't forget to put on real pants."

But About forgets the history that takes an affair from a general insult to blighted honour. Each participant, from beginning to end, lends his past to the careering force of history.


RECCER'S NOTES: [archiveofourown.org profile] MmeBahorel did an amazing job for this Yuletide fic; it's filled with meticulous research that tells the story of what lead up to the duel in the painting.
thady: (Natsume  -  Natsume)
[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: Natsume Yuujinchou | Natsume's Book of Friends
FIC LINK: Three for Family.
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] NightsMistress
RATING/WARNING(S): PG-13
WIP?/WORD COUNT: one-shot | ~ 3,600 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Natsume Takashi, Fujiwara Touko, Fujiwara Shigeru

FIC SUMMARY: The more Touko hears about Natsume Takashi, the more confused she becomes. The stories she hears are of a selfish child acting out for attention, or worse, but all she can see is a sad, lost child in need of a place to put down roots so that he can settle his mind.

RECCER'S NOTES: This is such a wonderful characer study of bot Touko and of Natsume as we see him through her eyes. I love the way the story flows, and how Touka sees more than the others do. There's such a gentleness and kindness to her that makes me love her just the more.

thady: (Chihiro  -  Chihiro)
[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: Astronomy (Anthropomorfic)
FIC LINK: Your Best and Brightest.
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] etothey
RATING/WARNING(S): gen, none
WIP?/WORD COUNT: one-shot | ~ 1,140 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Eris (Astronomy), Pluto (Astronomy), Planet 9 (Astronomy)

FIC SUMMARY: It's another day at work in the Solar System, and Planet 9 has to deal with its coworkers.

RECCER'S NOTES: This is the best kind of crack, in which the characters are still recocnizable. This made me laugh and giggle.

ozqueen: (Default)
[personal profile] ozqueen
Hello, Gensploders! Happy New Year :)

I thought it would be fun to kick off a two week challenge to start the year:

Rec your favourite Yuletide gen fics!

Fics do not have to be from the most recent Yuletide, nor do they have to be from the main collection (madness treats etc are fine).
Everyone who posts at least one rec will get a shiny gensplosion participation banner, because why not (the end of this challenge coincides with a week I have off from work so let's keep our fingers crossed my usual banner tardiness does not apply)
If you wish to participate, all you have to do is post a rec and use the yuletide tag.
Get your special yuletide recs in prior to the 15th of January GMT.

That's it! Remember, self recs are not allowed, but you're more than welcome to rec fics which were gifted to you.

I hope 2017 is good to you all ♥



thady: (N&S  -  John & Margaret almost)
[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: Harry Potter
FIC LINK: Pawn to C3.
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] realmer06
RATING/WARNING(S): none
WIP?/WORD COUNT: one-shot | ~ 4,500 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Lily Luna Potter, Ron Weasley

FIC SUMMARY: Teaching Lily chess started as a way to keep her occupied and out of everyone’s hair. It grew into much more than that.

RECCER'S NOTES: This is a great look at the familial relationship between Ron and Lily Luna. Love how Ron is so Ron, but grown-up. Love how we see Lily Luna through his eyes. It's great to see her growing, and I'm glad she has Ron to mentor her.

thady: (SG1  -  Vala)
[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: Stargate SG-1
FIC LINK: A Story That Doesn't Have....
AUTHOR LINK: [livejournal.com profile] sallym
RATING/WARNING(S): G | none
WIP?/WORD COUNT: one-shot | ~ 2,180 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Jack O'Neill; Daniel Jackson, team

FIC SUMMARY: Oooohkay. Jack didn't know the chair he was sitting in - in the infirmary after a mission gone bust again - had to be the hardest and most painful they had, or why the book he had to balance on one knee had to be one of the oldest, biggest, thickest and - ouch - heaviest in the SGC's considerable collection, but apparently they both did. So he winced, shifted a little in an attempt to ease the weight, and fixed that smile on his face, the one he used all over the galaxy for 'friendly and harmless', and carefully settled a soft warm and disconcertingly tiny body in his lap.

RECCER'S NOTES: This is sweet and moving. I love Jack's pov here, he really sounded like himself.

thady: (DIV  -  tulip)
[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: Malory Towers
FIC LINK: Not Right About Everything.
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] Lefaym
RATING/WARNING(S): G | none
WIP?/WORD COUNT: ficlet | ~ 330 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Gwendoline Mary Lacey

FIC SUMMARY: The girls at Malory Towers weren't right about everything.

RECCER'S NOTES: This is such a great little character study. Moreoften than not Gwendoline has my sympathies even though she was horrid sometimes. And while she is still herself here she does grow up.

thady: (DIV  -  tigers)
[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: Attack the Block
FIC LINK: A Flag That Bears the Name.
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] Chash
RATING/WARNING(S): none
WIP?/WORD COUNT: one-shot | ~ 2,200 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Moses, Pest, Biggz, Sam

FIC SUMMARY: Moses used to think about saving the world. Now that he's done it, he can't go back.

RECCER'S NOTES: This is such a great continuation of the movie. This is how it could have happened. Love the characters here, and how they are still themselves.

thady: (LotR  -  Eowyn & Theoden)
[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: Harry Potter, Real Person Fiction, Disney RPF, The Perfect American
FIC LINK: Nineteen Sixty-Six.
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] PurpleFluffyCat
RATING/WARNING(S): G | none
WIP?/WORD COUNT: one-shot | ~ 4,000 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Albus Dumbledore & Walt Disney

FIC SUMMARY: Albus likes Disney films. He decides to meet their creator.

RECCER'S NOTES: This is poignat and heartbreaking and sweet. Love their interactions, and how Walt Disney reacts to the wizarding world. Love the celebrations of two kinds of magic.

ozqueen: (books: harry potter: dumbledore gtfo)
[personal profile] ozqueen
FANDOM: Harry Potter/RPF (UK 21stC politics)
FIC LINK: A Historic and Seismic Shift
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] raven
RATING/WARNING(S): G
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 993 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Hermione Granger, David Cameron

FIC SUMMARY: David Cameron's first night in office.

RECCER'S NOTES:

I've been meaning to catch up on posting here more regularly, and I think this fic is kind of timely. Short and cute, and captures the dazed-muggle-experiences-magic thing very well. A little feel-good fic. :)



ozqueen: (Default)
[personal profile] ozqueen
Hello, fellow Gensploders!

Those of you on Imzy might be interested in joining the Gensplosion comm over there. Feel free to crosspost between communities, but please note that Gensploder of the Month will only count for posts made here on the original dreamwidth comm.

I have invites for Imzy if anybody wants one, and if you have any questions feel free to ask.

PS obviously if anyone wants to make banners for the comm I will be only too glad to snatch them out of your hands. :)



ozqueen: (tv: futurama: casual hello)
[personal profile] ozqueen
FANDOM: Voltron: Legendary Defender
FIC LINK: Boom Crash the Sound of My Ship
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] maychorian
RATING/WARNING(S): G
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 40,020
MAIN CHARACTERS: Shiro, Lance, Pidge, Hunk, Keith, Allura, Coran

FIC SUMMARY: After a Galra attack splits Voltron, the blue lion is damaged and falls toward the jungle planet below. Shiro follows, and now he and Lance are stranded in hostile territory, fighting to survive. Lance is injured, Shiro is having flashbacks, and help is far away. And the Galra just...keep coming.

RECCER'S NOTES:

One of the most hurty/comforty hurt/comfort fics I've ever read. So much admiration and nurturing and cuddling in this and I love it so much. I think the relationship between Shiro and Lance is captured really well and the voices are great.



ozqueen: (tv: the simpsons: chair goes round)
[personal profile] ozqueen
FANDOM: The Simpsons
FIC LINK: Green-Eyed Homer
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] Person
RATING/WARNING(S): G
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 4444
MAIN CHARACTERS: Homer Simpson, Lisa Simpson

FIC SUMMARY: Homer observes Lisa as she becomes close to Patty's newest girlfriend.

RECCER'S NOTES:

This is gorgeous. Homer is so in character and his voice is spot on - it doesn't go too far into over the top stupid, but it points out his flaws as well, including the ones that have only gotten worse as time has gone on, gently steering him right again without changing him into someone else. His relationship with Lisa is really sweetly done, and Lisa is her bright, clever little self. This is just beautiful.



ozqueen: (books: misc: love)
[personal profile] ozqueen
FANDOM: Bob's Burgers
FIC LINK: The Legend of Cowgirl Kelly
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] missy
RATING/WARNING(S): G
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 1152
MAIN CHARACTERS: Bob Belcher, Tina Belcher, Gene Belcher, Louise Belcher

FIC SUMMARY: The Belcher kids try to find the secret treasure of Cowgirl Kelly, while Bob just tries to beat Jimmy Pesto at the Wonder Wharf's Barbecue festival.

RECCER'S NOTES:

This could be lifted straight from canon. The character voices are wonderful and the entire adventure reads just like an episode - whacky antics and amazing Belcher interaction.



ozqueen: (tv: the simpsons: to professionalism)
[personal profile] ozqueen
FANDOM: Voltron: Legendary Defender
FIC LINK: Your Grace is Wasted
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] BossToaster
RATING/WARNING(S): M | violence (above canon-typical)
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Completed | 12073
MAIN CHARACTERS: Shiro, Pidge, Hunk, Lance, Keith, Allura, Coran

FIC SUMMARY: Five times that no one was thinking of Shiro as a dad.

RECCER'S NOTES:

This fic has a mix of everything. It's the first in a series but it's complete within itself and it's like a rollercoaster of all of my favourite things - found family, angst, fluffy feels, hurt/comfort, and there's a great sense of humour all woven through it as well.



ozqueen: (misc: imaginary men)
[personal profile] ozqueen
FANDOM: MCU/Captain America
FIC LINK: Anyway, Here's Wonderwall
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] KiaraSayre
RATING/WARNING(S): T | Canon typical violence/Graphic depictions of violence
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 2782
MAIN CHARACTERS: James "Bucky" Barnes

FIC SUMMARY: The Winter Soldier tracks down each and every HYDRA agent that forced him to kill and watches them die. He also tries to become a well-rounded individual with interests and hobbies. The results are mixed.

RECCER'S NOTES:

This is somehow not as cracky as it seems. Bucky tries to recover from being the Winter Soldier by hunting down and killing the people responsible. He discovers things like sudoku and guitar along the way and tries to incorporate them into his life as a tactical way of fitting in, but also as a way to just be more NORMAL. It's funny and dark and weird and I love it.