longlivehumour: Levi - So ist es immer (levi)
[personal profile] longlivehumour
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.
thady: (Chihiro  -  Chihiro)
[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: Astronomy (Anthropomorfic)
FIC LINK: Your Best and Brightest.
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] etothey
RATING/WARNING(S): gen, none
WIP?/WORD COUNT: one-shot | ~ 1,140 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Eris (Astronomy), Pluto (Astronomy), Planet 9 (Astronomy)

FIC SUMMARY: It's another day at work in the Solar System, and Planet 9 has to deal with its coworkers.

RECCER'S NOTES: This is the best kind of crack, in which the characters are still recocnizable. This made me laugh and giggle.

lost_spook: (Northanger reading)
[personal profile] lost_spook
FANDOM: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
FIC LINK: Of Five Adventures That Occurred During The Reign Of The Raven Barista
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] lannamichaels
MAIN CHARACTERS: Gilbert Norrell, The Raven King, William of Lanchester, Catherine of Winchester, Jonathan Strange, John Childermass, Arabella Strange, Emma Pole, Martin Pale, Thomas of Dundale

FIC SUMMARY: Cracky coffee shop AU with magic!

RECCER'S NOTES: This is one of those AUs that you'd imagine couldn’t and shouldn’t be done - until someone pulls it off like this, and it’s completely brilliant. It shouldn't work, but it's clever and funny and wonderful, and it does. I don’t know where to start – Norrell coming early not to buy coffee, Jonathan’s Tumblr tags, the Raven Barista . . . just go read it!
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: (dw - one)
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FANDOM: Doctor Who/Discworld
FIC LINK: The Dalek Invasion of Discworld
RATING/WARNING(S): All ages | Mild swearing
MAIN CHARACTERS: The Daleks, Samuel Vimes, Mustrum Ridcully, Gytha Ogg, Esme Weatherwax, Rincewind, Death.

FIC SUMMARY: Exactly what it says on the tin.

RECCER'S NOTES: The Daleks make the mistake of invading the Discworld. It goes about as well as you might expect. I don’t think I need say more, really, or I’d probably be spoiling this small but perfectly formed treat of a crossover.
thady: (Lewis  -  Hathaway)
[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: The Middleman
FIC LINK: The Injurious Internet Meme Incursion
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] musesfool
WIP?/WORD COUNT: one-shot | ~ 1,300 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Wendy Watson, The Middleman, Ida (The Middleman)

FIC SUMMARY: "Ida, are you infected with weaponized internet memes?" "Bitch, I might be."


This is hilarious. And it could have fitted in well with the tv series. Love how the characters sound like themselves even when quoting memes.

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[personal profile] redsnake05
FANDOM: Saki's Short Stories
FIC LINK: The Feather in his Cap
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] parhelion
RATING/WARNING(S): General, no content notes apply
MAIN CHARACTERS: Clovis Sangrail

FIC SUMMARY: While on Home Leave, Clovis indulges in Christmas

RECCER'S NOTES: No one has a pen quite as sharp (and possibly slightly poisoned) as Saki, and the author captures the tone perfectly. This is a delightful, satirical story that shows you Clovis at his devastating best. No canon knowledge needed, just a taste for Edwardian satire.
thady: (SH  -  Abbie)
[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: Iron Man (Movies)/Matilda
FIC LINK: At Tilde.
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] Copperbadge
WIP?/WORD COUNT: ~ 1,250
MAIN CHARACTERS: Matilda Wormwood, Tony Stark, Charles Xavier

FIC SUMMARY: Matilda turns hacker, impresses Tony Stark, and fails to be swayed by Charles Xavier.

RECCER'S NOTES: This is so plausible and adorable and funny. Love how Matilda stays so true to herself.

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[personal profile] mkrobinson
FANDOM: Harry Potter
FIC LINK: Verba Cantare
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] blueboxbelle
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete/11695
MAIN CHARACTERS: Severus Snape, various other canon characters

FIC SUMMARY: Snape finds himself on the wrong end of a jinx that causes him to randomly burst into song. Takes place during the events of Half-Blood Prince.

Winner of the Tumblr Prompts Contest by hpfanfictionprompts (Prompt 214).

RECCER'S NOTES: I thought this was hilarious -- I absolutely laughed out loud. Poor Snape gets the bad end of a curse intended for Malfoy and goes through various trials and tribulations while he attempts to fix the problem -- finally having to resort to a pair of unlikely heroes.
sixbeforelunch: a stylized woman's profile with the enterprise and a star field overlaid (parks and rec - donna)
[personal profile] sixbeforelunch
FANDOM: The Vorkosigan Saga
FIC LINK: Asylum
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] Gwynne
RATING/WARNING(S): General Audiences, mentions of slavery.
WIP?/WORD COUNT: 1,347 words, complete
MAIN CHARACTERS: Gregor Vorbarra, General Allegre

FIC SUMMARY: Freedom is where, and how, you find it.

RECCER'S NOTES: I adore Gregor. He is by far my favorite character in the Vorkosigan saga. I love that despite his metric tons of familial baggage and his position in society, he managed (with a lot of help) to be a functioning human being underneath all of the trappings of being The Emperor. This is a short, sweet, funny little story about Gregor being the Emperor, but also being very human, and both annoyed and amused by the (for once entirely unintentional) antics of his newest Imperial Auditor. Miles doesn't actually appear, but he is very much present in this story, which also does a nice job of expanding on Bujold's complex and fascinating world building.
sixbeforelunch: a stylized woman's profile with the enterprise and a star field overlaid (celeb - gwyenth paltrow)
[personal profile] sixbeforelunch
FANDOM: Disney Princesses
FIC LINK: Four Things that Weren't Adequately Covered in Mulan's R.A. Training
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] NaomiK
RATING/WARNING(S): General audiences, possible trigger warning for stalking, kidnapping, and really bad parenting.
WIP?/WORD COUNT: 4,541 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Fa Mulan, Aurora, Snow White, Ariel, Tiana, Rapunzel, Belle, Merida, Cinderella, Jasmine

FIC SUMMARY: Mulan is a Resident Assistant on a dormitory floor at a college. Gosh, some of the students on her floor come from really screwed-up families.

RECCER'S NOTES: I had to double check the tags on this community to make sure that I hadn't rec'ed this before, because I intended to the moment I read it, and I was almost positive I had. Oh well, that means I get to do it now.

So, first off, please don't be put off by the fandom. If Disney Princesses aren't your thing, there is still a very good chance that you'll like this. I very much suggest giving it a shot, even if Disney gives you hives. Because these? These are not the princesses you're expecting. These princesses attend an all-girls liberal arts college with Mulan as their R.A. They're smart and funny and highly pragmatic, and not a single one of them has a woodland creature entourage.

Instead, Mulan is attending college after a stint in the army, Belle is dealing with her stalker by educating herself about rape culture, and the young women from truly messed up homes are creating a found family in each other.

It's a fantastic deconstruction of the Disney movies, but not a cruel one. It's just great satire, and also flat-out funny while being terribly sweet as well.
lucida: Text: Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (wild hearts can't be broken)
[personal profile] lucida
FANDOM: Alice in Wonderland
FIC LINK: From Pillar to Post
AUTHOR LINK: Anonymous as of now. Will edit once Yuletide authors are revealed.
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 2,556
MAIN CHARACTERS: Cheshire Cat, Mad Hatter, March Hare, and Dormouse

FIC SUMMARY: ...In which the Hatter and the Hare meet the Cheshire Cat at Tea for the first time.

RECCER'S NOTES: It's hard to express how much I love this fic. Absolutely everything--the characterizations, the wit ♥--feels like it could easily be in the actual novel. Also, the tags for this work included puns and word play, literary references and allusions, tea, and cats. Here, have the first few lines:

“If you insist on making fun of my ears, I shall have to ration your tea,” the March Hare exclaimed rather too loudly for the Mad Hatter’s tastes.

“And if you insist on rationing my tea, I shall have to make fun of your ears,” the Mad Hatter countered.

“Aha! That was your third abuse! You shall now have to pay me interest,” the Hare declared.

They had been trading abuses (two pence each, for starters) in between cups of tea.