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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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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.



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FANDOM: MCU/Sesame Street
FIC LINK: It Starts Out Like an A-Word (As Anyone Can See)
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] Amy
RATING/WARNING(S): G
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 8092
MAIN CHARACTERS: Elmo, The Count, Telly Monster, Grover, Big Bird, Bert, Ernie, Murray Monster, Steve Rogers, Clint Barton, Tony Stark, JARVIS, Thor, Natasha Romanov, Bruce Banner, Nick Fury, Phil Coulson

FIC SUMMARY: This fic is brought to you by the letter Y, the number 12, and the Avengers' decision to help fix what Loki and the Chitauri did to destroy parts of Manhattan. (Mostly that last part.)

RECCER'S NOTES:

Somebody rec'd this to me ages ago and I dismissed it as "not my thing" - but oh, I was wrong. This is DELIGHTFUL. Played so much straighter than I thought it would be, and it's adorable and funny and the perfect pick-me-up fic.



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FANDOM: Doctor Who/RPF
FIC LINK: A Spy Unmasked
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] JohnAmendAll
RATING/WARNING(S): G | None
WIP?/WORD COUNT: 778
MAIN CHARACTERS: Kate Stewart, Frobisher, Sir David Attenborough

FIC SUMMARY: Sir David Attenborough's latest documentary has produced some unusual footage.

RECCER'S NOTES: Where to begin? In the audios & comics sometimes the Doctor travels with a Whifferdil called Frobisher – a shapeshifting private eye who tends to default to Penguin. Sir David Attenborough makes nature documentaries on many things, including penguins. Kate Stewart has weird in her job description. You might begin to see where this is going, yes? It’s a hugely fun ficlet, with a great punchline, and I don’t think you need to know any more than those three things to enjoy it. Also, penguins.
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FANDOM: Torchwood
FIC LINK: The Face of God (or, Ianto Hears a Who)
AUTHOR LINK: [livejournal.com profile] alex51324
RATING/WARNING(S): G
WIP?/WORD COUNT: oine-shot | ~ 2,000 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Ianto Jones, team

FIC SUMMARY: "An entire intelligent civilization in a jam jar--It appears to be perfectly safe in there."

RECCER'S NOTES:

Oh, absolutely gorgeous. It's a fascinating story, and an interesting view on Ianto and on the possibilities of life. It reminds more of Doctor Who than of Torchwood but that isn't a bad thing. My ultimate non-schmoopy feel-good story of Torchwood.
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FANDOM: James Bond
FIC LINK: Iterations
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] rheanna
RATING/WARNING(S): G | character death
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 2396
MAIN CHARACTERS: James Bond, M

FIC SUMMARY: Bond keeps dying in service, and they keep bringing him back; every time they do, he has a different face.

RECCER'S NOTES:

Oh, wow. This is so intense and creepy. It's such a clever idea, and [archiveofourown.org profile] rheanna writes it so well. Even if you're not fully familiar with the Bond franchise, I would recommend this.
Bond's mission starts to consume him, and the intensity during his search for answers will stay with you past the end of the fic. So so so good.



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FANDOM: Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare)
FIC LINK: Nothing But One of Your Nine Lives
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] russian_blue
RATING/WARNING(S): Teen | Character death
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | ~1800 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Tybalt

FIC SUMMARY: Tybalt has a secret.

RECCER'S NOTES: This is a perfect example of the 'crack premise taken straight' micro-genre. Tybalt, 'Prince of Cats', inexplicably finds he can't die. His evolving reactions to his situation feel very believable, from questioning the philosophical implications to finding a reason to wish to continue living. Russian Blue uses his series of 'deaths' to paint a vivid picture of Verona before and during the play. Though the premise is dark, there's a ray of hope for him at the end that the play doesn't offer.
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FANDOM: Dark is Rising (Susan Cooper)
FIC LINK: Watch for the Greenwitch
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] Selden
RATING/WARNING(S): Teen | No authorial warnings; horror
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | ~2500 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Jane Drew, Will Stanton

FIC SUMMARY: The offering to the Greenwitch always looks tangled and cold. Jane is cold, too.

RECCER'S NOTES: Dark is Rising is a series of children's novels by Susan Cooper, loosely based in Arthurian mythology. Most of the fanfiction is very ship-focused, but there are some gen gems to be found. This unusual slow-building horror story spins off Greenwitch and focuses on Jane Drew. Selden does a good job of melding the prosaic with the supernatural, in the spirit of the original, and the luscious descriptions bring the Cornish coastal setting to life. Rereading the series as an adult I found the Light characters often felt inhumanly cold, and there's an interesting ambiguity to Will's actions in this story. (Does he precipitate events, or merely foretell them?) There's a slight film moment early on (Mrs Stanton's American) but don't let that put you off. ETA: My mistake; see comments!
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FANDOM: Harry Potter
FIC LINK: Dumbledore, or The Magical Prometheus
AUTHOR LINK: [livejournal.com profile] marginaliana
RATING/WARNING(S): PG-13 | 'Not a happy piece. Spoilers for HBP.' Darkfic.
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | ~900 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Albus Dumbledore, Severus Snape

FIC SUMMARY: Dumbledore does the unthinkable to create the perfect spy. Things don't go as planned.

RECCER'S NOTES:

Signing in as your second (& sluggish) Gensploder for June. I'm going to try to highlight a range of fandoms, some big, some tiny. Hopefully there'll be something for all tastes.

A powerful look at the relationship between Dumbledore & Snape through the lens of the wonderful crossover premise that Dumbledore created a Frankensnape to be his spy. The metaphor works as an excellent character study of the darker side to Dumbledore, willingly sacrificing those whose lives must be rendered to the cause, unable to love without manipulating. It's also a thoughtful coming-of-age story for the Creature. Canon events are deftly reinterpreted, and the ending is chillingly inevitable.
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FANDOM: Supernatural
FIC LINK: Heroes for Ghosts
AUTHOR LINK: [fanfiction.net profile] gaelicspirit
RATING/WARNING(S): T, canon-typical violence
WIP?/WORD COUNT: 113,000 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester, original characters

FIC SUMMARY: Set after 1.16, Shadow. In an attempt to save a disillusioned hunter from himself, Dean and Sam are caught in a spell that sends them to 1870 Texas. Surviving the old west is hard enough. Escaping it could prove to be impossible.

RECCER'S NOTES:

YOU GUYS. When my hands weren't busy scrolling my mouse down through this fic, they were clutched to my face in delight. This is such an epic, epic read. So beautifully written, with such vivid language and imagery, perfect characterisation, and such an amazing blend of tension and humour. The original characters are amazing, and the world created in this fic is just. perfect.

It's a long read, but a fantastic read, and like nothing I have read before. It's honestly not as cracky as it sounds - somehow it just works. It's Supernatural in the Old West, and yes, it's phenomenal.