longlivehumour: Nine. Look at the ears! (ears)
[personal profile] longlivehumour
FANDOM: Doctor Who
FIC LINK: No Company for Old Men
AUTHOR LINK: Cryptile
RATING/WARNING(S): G
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 7,300
MAIN CHARACTERS: Ninth Doctor, the Brigadier

FIC SUMMARY: "Who are you and what did you do with the Brigadier?"

RECCER'S NOTES: What did the Doctor get up to in those ten seconds at the end of "Rose"? Turns out he buggered off to see the Brigadier, and more or less refused to go away. Reasons to read this: 1. It's Nine and the Brig; 2. it's by Cryptile. Dialogue sharp as knives. The Brigadier's voice is delightful, his reaction to the intruder memorable, and the brittle wrongness of this new Doctor as the Brig watches him about the place sticks in my throat and burns.

Consider this an author rec, too, because every fic on Cryptile's profile is fantastic, with that balanced DW blend of drama and comedy and absolutely impeccable characterisation. One of the very best.
ozqueen: (tv: veronica mars: a clue)
[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.



[personal profile] mythicmistress

FANDOM: Rockman|Mega Man X
FIC LINK: Child's Play
AUTHOR LINK: [fanfiction.net profile] Ysavvryl
RATING/WARNING(S): Teen, no warnings
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete/357145 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: X, Zero

FIC SUMMARY: Having saved their world many times over, the legendary Maverick Hunters X and Zero are bored. Nothing seems to be a challenge anymore. Then they encounter a reploid child who asks them to defeat two monsters. Things get even stranger from there.

RECCER'S NOTES: Fantasy AU where X and Zero are children. Despite all that, this is an enjoyable read. Leaving an author rec for AU fanfiction.
[personal profile] mythicmistress

FANDOM: Tangled, Sleeping Beauty(Disney)
FIC LINK: Roused
AUTHOR LINK: [fanfiction.net profile] bStormhands
RATING/WARNING(S): Teen/mentions of abuse
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete/157185 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Rapunzel, Aurora

FIC SUMMARY: A TangledxSleeping Beauty crossover where Rapunzel and Aurora try to live in a world outside the lie. They, their parents and their princes work through the aftermath of their adventures and create a happily ever after for themselves.

RECCER'S NOTES: Not your average Disney Princess story. This deals with the psychological effects that living a lie has had on the girls. Also, I'd like to leave an author rec for Disney fanfiction.
lost_spook: (dw - brig/liz)
[personal profile] lost_spook
FANDOM: Doctor Who
FIC LINK: The Spartans
AUTHOR LINK: JJPOR
RATING/WARNING(S): Teen | Violence, Slavery
WIP?/WORD COUNT: 69,883
MAIN CHARACTERS: Second Doctor, Polly Wright, Jamie McCrimmon, Ben Jackson

FIC SUMMARY: Greece, 480 BC: As the vast armies of the King of Kings prepare to battle the outnumbered defenders of the Hot Gates, the Doctor and his friends find themselves where they often find themselves at times like this – caught in the middle.

RECCER'S NOTES: As I’ve said, I have a weakness for Doctor Who historicals, and this is one of the very best. The author is amazing (consider this also an author rec: JJ is an incredible fanfic writer and pretty much never puts out a duff fic) and also has a clear love of history, which shines through. It’s an all-out action-adventure piece at novel length, although that’s not to say there’s not some great characterisation, with the TARDIS team being split up (as ever) but into two lesser-explored combinations, which allows for some lovely development between the still-new group, as Polly and the Doctor have to work together while Ben and Jamie find themselves in some surprising situations, not always easy for a 20th century English seaman and an 18th C Scottish Jacobite.

(There’s a tiny bit of canon-typical Ben/Polly at the end, and a little bit of slightly more unexpected Ben/Jamie along the way because of plot, but nothing to render it non-gen.)

Anyway, it’s long, fabulous, enthralling, and novel-style (and length) enough to be read on its own strengths if you’re not all that familiar with this TARDIS team (who have after all been especially unfairly hit by burnination).
espresso_addict: Cup of steaming espresso with text 'Espresso' (espresso)
[personal profile] espresso_addict
FANDOM: Doctor Who
FIC LINK: Looked Up in Perfect Silence at the Stars
AUTHOR LINK: [livejournal.com profile] doyle_sb4, [fanfiction.net profile] Doyle-sb4, Doyle@Teaspoon
RATING/WARNING(S): G | None
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | ~1900 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Sarah Jane Smith, Romana II

FIC SUMMARY: “If he’d left me on Earth,” Sarah said, “if he’d had time to take me home, like he’d meant to, before he got dragged back here... everything would have been different. My whole life.”

RECCER'S NOTES: Doyle's one of my favourite DW writers; I think this brief conversation piece is one of her best. It centres around the Time War, with a clever, disturbing look at the fallout that will send you back to the start as soon as you've finished the final paragraphs. The characters, all women, leap off the page, and their humour, bravery & pragmatism lighten what might otherwise be a very dark piece. Set on Gallifrey, it's also imbued with a lovely wistful sense of place.

I'm tagging this for author rec as I've never encountered a story of Doyle's that wasn't worth reading, and many of her works are gen. She also writes in the Buffyverse.
ozqueen: (books: the far side: genius)
[personal profile] ozqueen
FANDOM: Pushing Daisies, Supernatural
FIC LINK: With Kindness
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] entanglednow
RATING/WARNING(S): Teen
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 2148
MAIN CHARACTERS: Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester, Ned (Pushing Daisies)

FIC SUMMARY: He's taller than Dean expects and he smells like apple pie.

RECCER'S NOTES:

A fantastic, clever idea, and Dean's view on Ned's world is just precious and hilarious. The first lines:

He's taller than Dean expects and he smells like apple pie. It should throw him more than it does. But then this place isn't like anywhere else. A bright slice of hectic colour and gaudy shine. It's like the normal rules no longer apply. He thinks, for one serious minute, that he's taken a wrong turn and gotten lost in some Trickster's drunken fever dream.




ozqueen: (tv: black books: wine)
[personal profile] ozqueen
FANDOM: Community, The Sandman
FIC LINK: Dead Fic
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] winterhill
RATING/WARNING(S): T | swearing
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 1,097
MAIN CHARACTERS: Pierce Hawthorne, Death of the Endless, Abed Nadir, Shirley Bennett, Britta Perry, Troy Barnes, Jeff Winger, Dean Craig Pelton

FIC SUMMARY: Pierce Hawthorne is a Reformed Neo-Buddhist. Like fuck he's walking toward any lights.

RECCER'S NOTES:

So I'm only familiar with the Community side of things here, and I can guarantee you won't be lost if you're in the same boat. I'm sure there are probably little bonuses if you're familiar with The Sandman, but I still manged to enjoy this. I was giggling out loud thanks to Pierce and his Pierceness.



ozqueen: (books: harry potter: le puff)
[personal profile] ozqueen
FANDOM: Harry Potter
FIC LINK: The Journey of a Thousand Miles
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] igrockspock
RATING/WARNING(S): T
WIP?/WORD COUNT: 7069
MAIN CHARACTERS: Luna Lovegood, Severus Snape, Xenophilius Lovegood

FIC SUMMARY: After the end of the war, Luna makes two surprising discoveries: her father attempted to give Harry to Lord Voldemort, and Severus Snape is alive.

RECCER'S NOTES:

Eee, this is amazing! Luna tries to deal with her own personal fallout after the war, including having to adjust to the knowledge that her father tried to turn Harry over to the Death Eaters.
Her relationship with Snape is perfect - he's all hard edges, scorn and resistance, and Luna is determination, curiosity and kindness. Really lovely fic, and adding an 'author rec' tag because I would recommend just about everything on this author's page - gen and shippy fic.