longlivehumour: Thou hast angered the Beifong (beifong)
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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.
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: (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.

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.



thady: (DW  -  9th Doctor)
[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: Harry Potter
FIC LINK: A Lot to Learn.
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] Realmer06
RATING/WARNING(S): PG-13 | none
WIP?/WORD COUNT: one-shot | ~10,700 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Lorcan Scamander, Lysander Scamanader, Luna Lovegood, Rolf Scamander

FIC SUMMARY: Lorcan and Lysander couldn’t be more different. Lorcan loves the fact that his parents are Magizoologists, and is thrilled to be accompanying them to the Amazon Rainforest to track down a legendary dark spirit. Lysander is...less enthused.

RECCER'S NOTES: This is a wonderful look at two brothers and their relationship to each other, and to their parents. Love the realistic feel of their dynamic, and the plot was very engrossing.

dirty_diana: Iris West from CW Flash leaning forward (Iris)
[personal profile] dirty_diana
FANDOM: The Flash with Arrow cameos
FIC LINK: Zero-Sum Game
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] Rokesmith
RATING/WARNING(S): Teen
WIP?/WORD COUNT: complete / 67 000 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Barry Allen, Iris West, Caitlin Snow, Cisco Ramon, Joe West

FIC SUMMARY: Three months after the singularity, a wave of impossible robberies strikes Central City, and there is one obvious suspect: the Flash. But as Barry and his friends unite to track down the real culprit, they find themselves facing a dangerous new enemy in a pursuit that may cost them everything.

Post season 1.

RECCER'S NOTES: An epic, plotty imagining of what might have happened after the season one finale. If you spent the summer hoping Iris would finally get to be part of the gang, or wondering what DCU villains might make an appearance, this is the fic to scratch that itch. Plus: friendship and teamwork! So many feels.
thady: (WHR  -  Robin)
[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: Star Wars: Rebels/Star War Original Trilogy
FIC LINK: Hide Yourself for Me.
AUTHOR LINK: [livejournal.com profile] musesfool | [archiveofourown.org profile] musesfool
RATING/WARNING(S): G | none
WIP?/WORD COUNT: ~ 2,200 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Ahsoka Tano, Leia Organa

FIC SUMMARY: Ahsoka won't teach Leia to use the Force, but she can teach her to hide herself within it.

RECCER'S NOTES:

This is a brilliant story featuring Ahsoka teaching Leia. Ahsoka is great here, and Leia too, very close to canon. And it makes so much sense. Awesome.

thady: (Nanako  -  Nanako)
[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: Harry Potter
FIC LINK: Finding The Way Home.
AUTHOR LINK: [livejournal.com profile] hiddenhibernian
RATING/WARNING(S): PG | none
WIP?/WORD COUNT: one-short | ~ 1,000 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Helga Hufflepuff; Justin Finch-Fletchley

FIC SUMMARY: Being a Hufflepuff means you have to do things the hard way. It has its advantages, however...

RECCER'S NOTES:

This is a really cool and interesting character study. And lovely.
I love especially Helga's characterization, and how her work endures thoughout the centuries. Really, I'd love to read more about Helga.

sixbeforelunch: Jim Kirk from Star Trek TOS, text reads "Boldly Go" (trek - boldly go)
[personal profile] sixbeforelunch
FANDOM: Star Trek: TNG/Firefly
FIC LINK: Lost In The Woods
AUTHOR LINK: [fanfiction.net profile] Ardwolf
RATING/WARNING(S): Rated M by the author. There's very little that might be objectionable here, IMO, but it really doesn't pull punches when it comes to how creepy and dangerous the Reavers are.
WIP?/WORD COUNT: 39,901, complete
MAIN CHARACTERS: Jean Luc Picard, Mal Reynolds, Q.

FIC SUMMARY: Captain Picard’s bad day just got a lot worse, courtesy of Q. Which is nothing compared to the day Malcolm Reynolds is about to have when River starts babbling about the kindly t’ien lung and his curious bunny rabbit... ST:TNG/Firefly crossover.

RECCER'S NOTES: This is an amazing story. I'm a pretty hard sell when it comes to crossovers between two space-based fandoms, but this works astonishingly well. It's a brilliant exploration of the Reavers, the Firefly universe, the Prime Directive (and the limits thereof), Q, and moral dilemmas. I loved every bit of it. It's mostly a Mal and Picard story (with bonus Q), but nearly all of the characters from both 'verses get a good showing in.
thady: (DIV  -  tracks)
[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: Harry Potter
FIC LINK: Tea and Whiskey.
AUTHOR LINK: [livejournal.com profile] magickatfics
RATING/WARNING(S): PG
WIP?/WORD COUNT: one-shot | ~ 1,500 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Alistair Moody, Nymphadora Tonks

FIC SUMMARY: The day they met they had tea - the day their world changed, they had whisky.

RECCER'S NOTES:

Oh, this is such a great take on Tonks and Moody. I really love Tonks here. And I love how we see Moody through her eyes.

thady: (DIV  -  butterfly)
[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: Marvel Cinematic Universe
FIC LINK: Closing the Circuit.
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] AlchemyAlice
RATING/WARNING(S): PG-13
WIP?/WORD COUNT: novelette | ~ 14,500 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: team, ensemble

FIC SUMMARY: SHIELD's down, Captain America's AWOL, and on the whole, things are kind of FUBAR. On the other hand, Tony might have some semblance of a plan.

RECCER'S NOTES:

This was a great and believable story, about team-building and beginning friendships. The characterization was spot-on for me, and the interactions between the characters build from this.

The plot is paced well, and I like how all the strands come together.

thady: (DIV  -  full-moon owl)
[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: Burn Notice
FIC LINK: Commercial Value.
AUTHOR LINK: [livejournal.com profile] arsenicjade
RATING/WARNING(S): PG-13
WIP?/WORD COUNT: ficlet | ~ 920 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Fiona Glenanne

FIC SUMMARY: For all his practicality, his cleverness in getting them in and out of situations, Fiona wonders if Michael ever thinks about the fact that he’s never had his body put on display for the sake of culling information, thumbing ID, whatever.

RECCER'S NOTES:

Fiona is my favorite character in Burn Notice. This is a really neat little character study.
(And after reading it I really want her Natasha Romanov to meet up. How awesome would that be?)

thady: (DIV  -  trees)
[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: Harry Potter
FIC LINK: Bedside Manners.
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] serpenscript | Fic-journal at IJ: [insanejournal.com profile] serpens_fic
RATING/WARNING(S): G | set partly during the seventh book
WIP?/WORD COUNT: one-shot | ~ 2,000 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Poppy Pomphrey, Minerva McGonagall, Luna Lovegood

FIC SUMMARY: Poppy Pomfrey liked to sing. It was a little known secret, because although she indulged in singing quite frequently she very rarely gave anyone the chance to hear her sing. To put it kindly, she was tone deaf; to put it bluntly was to say she sounded like a hippogriff caught in a harpy's nest.

RECCER'S NOTES:

This is a wonderful character study of Poppy Pomphrey. I love the setting during the seventh book, love her friendships, and she is such an amazing character.

thady: (DIV  -  Stars blue)
[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: The Secret Garden
FIC LINK: A Garden in the Punjab.
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] Rosie_Rues
RATING/WARNING(S): PG-13
WIP?/WORD COUNT: one-shot | ~ 8,300 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Mary Lennox, OFC, Ayah

FIC SUMMARY: There is another garden, in India. These are the women of that garden, over two generations, Mary's mother and ayah, and both their two daughters. In the end, I'm afraid, this is only where the story begins, but I hope it opens up the original story and takes us out into the world beyond the secret gardens.

RECCER'S NOTES:

This is such a lovely story. I love how this unfolds, the strands of the story parting and coming back together. I love the original characters here, and the background characters. They really come to life here.

lost_spook: (dw - amy)
[personal profile] lost_spook
FANDOM: Doctor Who
FIC LINK: To The Rescue
AUTHOR LINK: dbskyler
RATING/WARNING(S): All ages | None
WIP?/WORD COUNT: 1381 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Sarah Jane Smith, Jack Harkness, K9, Romana II, Jo Grant, Harry Sullivan.

FIC SUMMARY: Sarah Jane is in Aberdeen! Help is on the way.

RECCER'S NOTES: After Sarah Jane made her reappearance back in 2006 (can it really be that long ago?), there was a spate of fanfic fixits, hastening to rescue her from being stranded in Aberdeen. Dbskyler’s delightfully funny fic challenges a few fandom cliches and points out that a woman who’s travelled the universe and fought monsters can probably handle getting home from Scotland without falling apart. Except, much to her bemusement, her would-be rescuers are just queuing up – that is, apart from the one person she thought might try to lend a hand…
lost_spook: (Northanger reading)
[personal profile] lost_spook
FANDOM: Chalet School Series – Elinor M. Brent-Dyer
FIC LINK: The Avenues of Time
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] thankyouturtle
RATING/WARNING(S): Teen | Ghosts
WIP?/WORD COUNT: 4343
MAIN CHARACTERS: Mary-Lou Trelawney, Verity-Ann Carey

FIC SUMMARY:

RECCER'S NOTES: A Yuletide or two ago, I idly asked for a Chalet School story about Mary-Lou that either dealt with her relationship with her stepsister Verity, or had her having Indiana Jones-style archaeological adventures, and I got this, which has both, and is marvellous.

It’s mainly a story of Mary-Lou encountering a self-pitying ghost (“again!” ♥) while trapped underground and how she deals with it in the way only a Chalet School girl could (with plenty of brisk common sense, although not without compassion) with elements of her relationship with Verity-Ann wound into it, including a plausible reason for why they always insisted that they weren’t stepsisters but sisters-by-marriage. And don't you just want to know what happened in Peru?
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.

lost_spook: (Northanger reading)
[personal profile] lost_spook
FIC LINK: Turnabout
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] roseveare
RATING/WARNING(S): Teen | Blood, Injury, Guns
WIP?/WORD COUNT: 6419 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Sid Halley, Charles Roland, Marina Halley

FIC SUMMARY: 'I'd been held at gunpoint before, but it was one area that experience didn't make any less daunting.' Set a few months after 'Under Orders'.

RECCER'S NOTES: The great thing about both these fics is the relationship they focus on, which is an unusual and appealing one – Sid’s a private detective and ex-jockey while Admiral Charles Roland is his father-in-law, except that his friendship with Charles outlasted his marriage.

You don’t need to know the fandom (I didn’t the first time), as this fic is not only beautifully written but also helpfully covers the development of their relationship from initial dislike to the point now where Sid regards Charles as the person he values most in the world – just as he’s in danger of losing him. It's all deftly done, and true to canon, where the depth of the emotion always remains unspoken but understood between them.


FANDOM: Sid Halley series – Dick Francis
FIC LINK: Unbreakable
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] edonohana
RATING/WARNING(S): Teen | Violence
WIP?/WORD COUNT: 2401
MAIN CHARACTERS: Sid Halley, Charles Roland

FIC SUMMARY: Sid never meant to bring trouble back to Aynsford.

RECCER'S NOTES: Whereas the other fic covers the whole of Sid & Charles’s relationship, this one snapshots a moment in which (again) Sid’s detective work brings trouble to Aynsford and Charles, but the unspoken understanding they have between them is enough to enable them to turn the tables on a criminal.
thady: (Korra  -  Korra)
[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: Harry Potter
FIC LINK: Desk Duty.
AUTHOR LINK: [fanfiction.net profile] mosylu
RATING/WARNING(S): PG
WIP?/WORD COUNT: one-shot | ~ 1,900 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Irma Pince, Dolores Umbridge

FIC SUMMARY: When she returned to the desk, she found her least favorite member of the faculty behind it, reaching for a drawer. - "I do believe," Madam Pince said in a voice that dripped icicles, "that this is my desk."

RECCER'S NOTES:

Because this is a great view on an seldom mentioned character. Because this a great view on the other things that happened during "Order of the Phoenix". Because it might just have happened like this.

thady: (H'sMC  -  Sophie)
[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: Marvel Cinematic Universe
FIC LINK: Infinite Coffee and Protection Detail - series.
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] owlet
RATING/WARNING(S): PG-13
WIP?/WORD COUNT: series [two complete stories posted so far] | ~ 87,000 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Bucky Barnes; Steve Rogers, team

FIC SUMMARY: The mission resets abruptly, from objective: kill to objective: protect.

RECCER'S NOTES:

There are two complete stories posted so far. You could read only one or the other, but it works better together. While there could be more, each story has an clear ending.

The first one depicts Bucky's reclamtion of himself from the Winter Soldier. I love how this is depicted, how it wars inside of him. Love also the humor that is spread throughout the story. It's hard work for him, so the humor is very much appreciated. He has some help though, the OCs are great!

The second story deals with Bucky's integration into the team. I love how he learns to connect with each of them, each in their own way.