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[personal profile] longlivehumour
FANDOM: Black Books
FIC LINK: Give Me a Child Until Half-Past Seven
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] apiphile
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 4,200
MAIN CHARACTERS: Bernard Black, Manny Bianco, Fran Katzenjammer

FIC SUMMARY: Fran has a rather desperate babysitting assignment and Bernard has a nasty shock.

RECCER'S NOTES: A short, fluffy fic which nevertheless remains firmly in-character. Forget hearing the voices - you can practically smell them. Especially Bernard.
"Why all these questions? The bees were probably attracted by your stupid honey-scented shampoo! The small boy belongs to Fran! The hairy monster is evil and you are right to fear him, Max, and the child, Manny, is a cross-dressing midget on the run from the complete insanity of the Katzenjammer family. Now where. Is. My. Breakfast?"
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FANDOM: Black Books/The Hunting of the Snark
FIC LINK: Electronic Books Unlimited
MAIN CHARACTERS: Bernard Black, Fran Katzenjammer, Manny Bianco

FIC SUMMARY: Will the future of reading belong to CD-ROMs? Probably not, but they do provide a truly immersive reading experience.

RECCER'S NOTES: This is one of those fics I expect to keep coming back to. It's hilarious, and I'm really impressed with how right everything about it feels. The turns of phrase and the tone and the little details are all exactly perfect.