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FANDOM: Star Trek: TOS
FIC LINK: Errors on the Edge of Forever
AUTHOR LINK: [fanfiction.net profile] louiseb
RATING/WARNING(S): G
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 11,000
MAIN CHARACTERS: Spock, James T. Kirk, Christine Chapel, Leonard McCoy

FIC SUMMARY: "A joyless smile, a shuttered look, a turn of shoulders. Is this how friendship ends?" Set after "The City on the Edge of Forever". Spock fears the worst.

RECCER'S NOTES: Second-person narrative is a rare choice for fanfic and, for that matter, also for profic, but oh how this story makes it work. It does a great job of portraying the careful balance of reason and feeling in Spock's mind, and the disconnect between "what you think" and "what you end up saying" was painfully familiar. Also: Christine Chapel is awesome.

(There is a leeetle bit of non-gen-ness in the interaction between Spock and Chapel, but it holds close to what we see in canon.)
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[personal profile] longlivehumour
FANDOM: Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin)
FIC LINK: Deliverance
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] Ketita([fanfiction.net profile] TramontanaKeeper)
RATING/WARNING(S): PG | Levi's potty mouth, small spoiler for the given name of a certain character
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 1,800
MAIN CHARACTERS: Levi, Jean, Mikasa, Connie, Sasha, Krista, Armin

FIC SUMMARY: What should have been a simple training mission goes absolutely to shit, and Levi's gotta do something because the kids expect him to pull a miracle out of his ass.

RECCER'S NOTES: Ketita has a gift for making the crackiest crack seem plausible. A lighthearted, very funny oneshot - because what could be more lighthearted than seven kids stuck in a tree about to be eaten alive by titans - narrated by a very put-upon Captain Levi.
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[personal profile] longlivehumour
FANDOM: House, M.D.
FIC LINK: Connecting the Dots
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] blackmare9 and [archiveofourown.org profile] nightdog_barks
RATING/WARNING(S): PG | violence
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 2,000
MAIN CHARACTERS: Greg House, James Wilson

FIC SUMMARY: After an act of senseless violence, House copes the only way he knows how.

RECCER'S NOTES: An eye for detail that brings every scene alive. The mood swings back and forth, dark and silly in turns without ever being jarring. Wilson suffers, as he must in fanfic. House is... House, an arsehole like no other ever could ever be, and it's fantastic.

(Be sure to look into the authors' other works when you're finished. The writing is top-notch, and the story always captivating. They run a fine line in House historical AUs and genre-benders, too.)
longlivehumour: Thou hast angered the Beifong (beifong)
[personal profile] longlivehumour
B is for...

FANDOM: Legend of Korra
FIC LINK: Black Sun
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] LizBee
RATING/WARNING(S): G | spoilers for 1.10
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 700
MAIN CHARACTERS: Lin Beifong

FIC SUMMARY: Lin always paid attention to the stories.

RECCER'S NOTES: Because I'm still disappointed we never got a Lin Prison Break™. LizBee never fails to deliver, and bending or no Lin Beifong is steel to the core.
longlivehumour: Tyger, tyger, burning bright (doctor who)
[personal profile] longlivehumour
A is for...

FANDOM: Doctor Who
FIC LINK: Accidentally Spiders
AUTHOR LINK: lolrassilon
RATING/WARNING(S): PG
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 6300 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Eleventh Doctor, OC

FIC SUMMARY: Left to his own devices, the Doctor tracks a pair of lost and enormous spiders to a flat in London. There he meets the flat's disagreeable occupant, who makes the job of rescuing both spiders and taking them safely home considerably more difficult.

RECCER'S NOTES: "Harry? Good name, good name. Shame about your personality - I used to know another Harry once, he was much better. Bit of an imbecile sometimes, but definitely much better."

There are two kinds of people in the world. First, the bright, curious, adventurous people who seemingly populate the Whoniverse, and then... then there are the Harrys. Featuring a man who is definitely not a pest-control officer, a wonderfully unlikeable OC, and spiders. The voices - both Eleven's and that of the aforementioned Harry - are excellent, and the whole thing is funny throughout.
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FANDOM: Blake's 7
FIC LINK: What Might Have Been
AUTHOR LINK: [personal profile] firerose (own site | AO3)
RATING/WARNING(S): G, Pre-Way Back
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 6,500 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Roj Blake, Kerr Avon

FIC SUMMARY: Blake struggles with fundamental questions of trust, friendship and political ideology in the harsh environment of the Earth domes.

RECCER'S NOTES: In honour of my first post, here is the first fanfic I ever read. Ten years (!) and several thousand fics later, it still stands as one of my all-time favourites. Blake's voice comes alive when he talks politics; Avon is simultaneously a very different person and very much himself. Life in the domes is described in elegant detail, and while it might not be correct to call it a thriller there's an undercurrent of tension to every scene. While still being canon-compliant, the story puts a very different spin on Avon and Blake's relationship, and it packs a hell of a punch. I hope it'll stick in your head the way it did in mine.
[personal profile] mythicmistress
FANDOM: Psych, Pushing Daisies
FIC LINK: Walking Dead Girl
AUTHOR LINK: InsaneTrollLogic
RATING/WARNING(S): G, no warnings
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete, 3544 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Shawn Spencer, Burton "Gus" Guster, Ned, Charlotte "Chuck" Charles

FIC SUMMARY: Upon seeing the specter of her supposedly dead niece, Lily Charles calls in a psychic.

RECCER'S NOTES: Very nicely done crossover.
ozqueen: (books: bsc: death eaters)
[personal profile] ozqueen
FANDOM: The Baby-sitters Club
FIC LINK: A Spin in the Junk Bucket
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] lionessvalenti
RATING/WARNING(S): G
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 741
MAIN CHARACTERS: Charlie Thomas, Watson Brewer

FIC SUMMARY: Watson wants to give Charlie a gift for graduation, but is it too much?

RECCER'S NOTES:

So today I'm home feel sick and sore and incredibly sorry for myself. What better cure than fluffy, indulgent fanfiction?
This was a gift for me for [community profile] chocolateboxcomm - I had requested some Watson & stepkid interaction and one of my long-standing requests is Watson splashing his money around to spoil his kids. (I mean isn't that the point of being a real, live millionaire?)
Charlie's voice is wonderful here and this fic has spawned a heap of head canon for me, which I think all good fics do. The interaction with Watson is sweet and realistic. It only takes a minute or so to read but it leaves me with the warm and fuzzies.



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[personal profile] ozqueen
FANDOM: Pride and Prejudice
FIC LINK: Bad Influence
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] overeducatedandoverworked
RATING/WARNING(S): G
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 611
MAIN CHARACTERS: Fitzwilliam Darcy, Elizabeth Bennet, Georgiana Darcy

FIC SUMMARY: Mr. Darcy always thought that gambling was unladylike. But then, he thought a lot of things, and look how that turned out.

RECCER'S NOTES:

Small, sweet and delightful! At only 600 words it's a quick read but very in character and easily imagined as something that could happen post-canon.



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[personal profile] ozqueen
FANDOM: Veronica Mars
FIC LINK: The Money Shot
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] igrockspock
RATING/WARNING(S): Teen
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 5289 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Veronica Mars, Keith Mars, Dick Casablancas, Logan Echolls

FIC SUMMARY: Eight weeks and six days after Lily's funeral, Veronica takes her first case: catching Richard Casablancas, Sr. on camera with a local stripper. All she has to do is lie to her dad long enough to get the money shot. Should be easy, right?

RECCER'S NOTES:

This fic explores all the chaos and stress the Mars family are going through right before we meet them in canon. Veronica's voice is spot on and her interactions with Keith are perfect. It's definitely the perfect set up for the first season and the Veronica we come to know and love.



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[personal profile] ozqueen
FANDOM: Voltron: Legendary Defender
FIC LINK: The Throne in the Hall
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] buttered_onions
RATING/WARNING(S): Teen | Violence
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 12844
MAIN CHARACTERS: Shiro, Hunk, Keith, Lance, Pidge, Allura

FIC SUMMARY: The only way to save this planet, and his friends, is to fight. It's not the same; it's close enough. Shiro doesn't have a choice.

RECCER'S NOTES:

Fantastic voices in this fic, and fantastic Shiro. This fic really plays with the possibilities of different plants and cultures and what the Galra's reach can do, and the canon reality of planets other than Earth and what might be possible there.



[personal profile] mythicmistress

FANDOM: Artemis Fowl
FIC LINK: Why One Must Not Attempt To Analyze A Child Genius
AUTHOR LINK: [fanfiction.net profile] fiercejinx
RATING/WARNING(S): G/no warnings
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete/18547 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Artemis Fowl II

FIC SUMMARY: "Artemis Fowl had retired half a dozen counselors from St. Bartleby's already this year." Here's how. Six chapters, one for each psychologist losin' it.'

RECCER'S NOTES: Wonderfully done "Missing Scenes" fic, and it's hilarious. Also does a good job at mimicking Colfer's style.
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[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.



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[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.
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[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.)
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[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.
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[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.
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[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.

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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 ♥