longlivehumour: Roses are red / antiplastic is blue / bananas are fantastic / and so are you (ninth doctor)
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FANDOM: Fake News (The Daily Show and The Colbert Report)
FIC LINK: Ye Merrie Olde Adventures of Duke Stephen (and His Knights)
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] PlotDohOh
RATING/WARNING(S): PG
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 14,700 (3,300 + 11,100)
MAIN CHARACTERS: (the fake personas of) Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, all the correspondents and a number of quasi-political figures whose names I don't feel like typing out right now.

FIC SUMMARY: It all started when the new young Duke, Lord Stephen de Colbert, finally got around to arresting that loudmouthed troubadour — the one who wouldn't stop badmouthing him all over the Duchy of Newest York.

RECCER'S NOTES: Because sometimes you want a dark and serious deconstruction, and sometimes you just want puns. A very funny, very silly fairy-tale AU set in the land of Amurrica. There are swords! There are bears! There is multivariate statistical analysis! There are, most of all, clever, clever puns!
Trust me on this one.

Also: it turns out there are no fanfics beginning with X.
Also also: looks like Photobucket has decided to ransom off its hosting. Thus beginneth the migration...
longlivehumour: "RKRPXZKRMTFRZ!" --Captain Haddock (haddock)
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FANDOM: Doctor Who / The Thick of It
FIC LINK: In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream Obscenities
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] rubyofkukundu
RATING/WARNING(S): T | swearing, lots of
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 3,400
MAIN CHARACTERS: The Twelfth Doctor, Clara, Nicola Murray, Ollie Reeder, Glenn Cullen, Terri Coverley

FIC SUMMARY: There's an emergency on-board a spaceship. Thank God the Doctor's been called in to help.

RECCER'S NOTES: The title should tell you everything you need to know. It's sweary, it's funny, it is magnificent. None of the other characters are named, but you can tell who's who almost immediately - the voices are creepily accurate. (And as accompaniment, have this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Blf073f2Lc)
thady: (MCU  -  The Falcon)
[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: Protector of the Small
FIC LINK: the things you carry.
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] dirgewithoutmusic
RATING/WARNING(S): PG | content notes )
WIP?/WORD COUNT: one-shot | ~ 6,300 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Keladry of Mindelan; ensemble

FIC SUMMARY: After Kel breaks orders and invades Scanra to rescue her Haven civilians in Lady Knight, she is found guilty of treason in wartime.
She escapes with the help of friends and does the only thing Kel could ever conceive of doing in that instance-- she keeps fighting Tortall's war.
This is Kel, however; she is always willing to fight her battles alone, but people will always rise up to fight alongside her.

RECCER'S NOTES:

This is beautiful. I love the use of the language, descriptive and evocative. It captures the characters with few words, but they shine brightly.
Love Keladry here, never givin up. Learning and growing, and just so awesome.

thady: (DIV  -  trees)
[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magika | Puella Magi Madoka Magica
FIC LINK: the edges of Eternity
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] SaRart
RATING/WARNING(S): R
WIP?/WORD COUNT: one-shot | ~ 3,200 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Homura Akemi

FIC SUMMARY: Immortality, she had long since realized, was not so glorious a thing; Insanity, she knew, was not so elusive a creature as she had once thought. And the two of them were her signposts, her sole company, the sharpened edges of the narrow path - until Eternity. Oneshot. Pre- and post-series.

RECCER'S NOTES:

This is a harrowing look at Homura during her time-travels. I love how she grows and changes. I really love her characterization here.

thady: (DIV  -  bird)
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FANDOM: Stargate SG-1
FIC LINK: Five Conversations Janet Fraiser and Cameron Mitchell Never Had (at LJ) | Five Conversations Janet Fraiser and Cameron Mitchell Never Had (at AO3)
AUTHOR LINK: [livejournal.com profile] pellucid | [archiveofourown.org profile] pellucid
RATING/WARNING(S): PG
WIP?/WORD COUNT: one-shot | ~ 1,200 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Cameron Mitchell, Janet Faiser

FIC SUMMARY: Five conversations between Janet Fraiser and Cam Mitchell. AU.

RECCER'S NOTES:

These are wonderful snippets of Janet and Cameron. I love their interaction, and could easily believe in their frienship.

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FANDOM: Hockey RPF
FIC LINK: You can do anything (but you can't do that)
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] auctorial
RATING/WARNING(S): PG-13
WIP?/WORD COUNT: one-shot | ~ 2,600 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Patrick Kane (genderswapped)

FIC SUMMARY:

When Patricia Kane was 5, she wanted to play in the NHL. When she was 9, she dreamed of playing for USA in the Olympics. By the time she was 11, she was doing her best to forget hockey even existed.

RECCER'S NOTES:

This is a devastating look at Patrick Kane - if he were born a woman. Very devastating, very honest.

thady: (DIV  -  moon & owl)
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FANDOM: Harry Potter
FIC LINK: A Tale Of Seasons
AUTHOR LINK: [livejournal.com profile] lordhellebore
RATING/WARNING(S): R | content )
WIP?/WORD COUNT: one-shot | ~ 7,200 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Bellatrix Lestrange, Neville Longbottom, Kreacher

FIC SUMMARY: Her master’s victory is nothing like Bellatrix hoped for. She lost everything, and even the Dark Lord has no more use for her. The only thing that is left to her is one prisoner, who gets to know a completely different side to the woman who destroyed his parents, a side he wishes he had never seen.

RECCER'S NOTES:

I've always been fascinated by the relationship between Bellatrix and Neville since we've found out that she tortured his parents to death. So what if Voldemort had won and Neville was Bellatrix' prisoner?

This story was posted at is dark and sharp and haunting. I love this Neville here, still so very much himself but so broken. And Bellatrix is just as I imagine her to be, insane and crazy and utterly devoid of hope and joy.

This story isn't an easy read, but the tension builds and builds until in the end there's no way but to fall down.

thady: (MCU  -  Bucky and Steve)
[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
FIC LINK: Five Things The Chip Was Never Marketed For
AUTHOR LINK: [livejournal.com profile] sangpassionne
RATING/WARNING(S): R
WIP?/WORD COUNT: ~ 2,500 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Spike, Xander Harris, OCs

FIC SUMMARY: Based on the five things challenge, this story assumes that Spike was recaptured during The Initiative (4.7) and offers five possible futures for him. All events after that episode happened as we saw it on screen, only without Spike’s presence. All scenarios take place during the time period of AtS season 5, so there may be a few character spoilers.

RECCER'S NOTES: Dark and disturbing and revealing and psychological sound. Brilliant.

thady: (BOS  -  priest)
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FANDOM: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
FIC LINK: Five Things The Chip Was Never Marketed For
AUTHOR LINK: [livejournal.com profile] sangpassionne
RATING/WARNING(S): R
WIP?/WORD COUNT: one-shot; ~ 2,500 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Spike, Xander, OCs

FIC SUMMARY: Based on the five things challenge, this story assumes that Spike was recaptured during The Initiative (4.7) and offers five possible futures for him. All events after that episode happened as we saw it on screen, only without Spike’s presence. All scenarios take place during the time period of AtS season 5, so there may be a few character spoilers.

RECCER'S NOTES:

Dark and disturbing and revealing and psychological sound. Brilliant.

thady: (TW  -  Tosh)
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FANDOM: Harry Potter
FIC LINK: Angels and Ministers of Grace.
AUTHOR LINK: [livejournal.com profile] lesyeuxverts00
RATING/WARNING(S): PG-13
WIP?/WORD COUNT: one-shot, ~ 3,250 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Harry Potter, Severus Snape

FIC SUMMARY: Snape survives, Potter vists him.

RECCER'S NOTES: This is a beautiful story. Sad, but not weepy, and very poignant. Beautiful imagery. It stayed with me. It really gives a glimpse into the characters' minds.