longlivehumour: Kryten looks down at (and also on) Rimmer. (red dwarf)
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FANDOM: Red Dwarf
FIC LINK: Ode to Enlightenment
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] jazzfic
RATING/WARNING(S): G
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 2,000
MAIN CHARACTERS: Arnold Rimmer, Dave Lister

FIC SUMMARY: Rimmer's whole life, from what Lister had managed to glean from various drunken confessionals, was one missed opportunity after another.

RECCER'S NOTES: Pitch-perfect voices, down to Rimmer's horrific attempts at writing. A small scene in a storage locker.

And while I'm at it, here's another 'Enlightenment' fic. )
longlivehumour: Nine. Look at the ears! (ears)
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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.
longlivehumour: Tyger, tyger, burning bright (Default)
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FANDOM: Star Trek: TOS
FIC LINK: Errors on the Edge of Forever
AUTHOR LINK: [fanfiction.net profile] louiseb
RATING/WARNING(S): G
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 11,000
MAIN CHARACTERS: Spock, James T. Kirk, Christine Chapel, Leonard McCoy

FIC SUMMARY: "A joyless smile, a shuttered look, a turn of shoulders. Is this how friendship ends?" Set after "The City on the Edge of Forever". Spock fears the worst.

RECCER'S NOTES: Second-person narrative is a rare choice for fanfic and, for that matter, also for profic, but oh how this story makes it work. It does a great job of portraying the careful balance of reason and feeling in Spock's mind, and the disconnect between "what you think" and "what you end up saying" was painfully familiar. Also: Christine Chapel is awesome.

(There is a leeetle bit of non-gen-ness in the interaction between Spock and Chapel, but it holds close to what we see in canon.)
longlivehumour: Thou hast angered the Beifong (beifong)
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B is for...

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.
dirty_diana: profile image of television version of  Peggy Carter (peggy)
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FANDOM: Marvel Cinematic Universe / Agent Carter
FIC LINK: Columbia
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] CourtneyCourtney
RATING/WARNING(S): General Audiences
WIP?/WORD COUNT: complete / 1700 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Edwin Jarvis, Peggy Carter, Howard Stark

FIC SUMMARY: Edwin Jarvis learns to navigate in the wake of Steve Rogers.

RECCER'S NOTES: An interesting look at Edwin Jarvis. Captures the determination and melancholy of Season 1, as Jarvis navigates around the legend of Captain America, and his friends' lingering grief for a fallen hero.
thady: (DIV  -  evening)
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FANDOM: Stargate SG-1
FIC LINK: Sisters in Arms.
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] dsudis
RATING/WARNING(S): G
WIP?/WORD COUNT: one-shot | 984 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Sam Carter, Sha're

FIC SUMMARY: Sam thought Sha're, at least, must speak some English.

RECCER'S NOTES:

I love the description of Sam and her thoughts, and I love the interaction between her and Sha're. I would have loved to see something like this on the show. While being a reaction to the lack of women and interaction between them (on the show), this story is wonderful in its own right. It articulates some things that have been consciously and sub-consciously bothering me and I love it.

sixbeforelunch: Jim Kirk from Star Trek TOS, text reads "Boldly Go" (trek - boldly go)
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FANDOM: Star Trek: The Next Generation
FIC LINK: All My Children
AUTHOR LINK: Tribal Graces
RATING/WARNING(S): T, no common content warnings apply
WIP?/WORD COUNT: 16,051, complete
MAIN CHARACTERS: Clare Raymond, Deanna Troi, OCs

FIC SUMMARY: Awake after nearly four centuries in cryogenic storage, Clare Raymond wants to find whoever is left of her own family. But this is the 24th century. How will she find them all? And what if they're not quite what she expects? Takes place after "The Neutral Zone" (season 1) and overlaps "Family" (season 4). Human, Andorian, & Vulcan OCs. About 95% canon friendly.

RECCER'S NOTES: This is my favorite type of ST fic: the one with original characters that takes place mostly outside of the classic episodic mold. The one that looks at how the ST universe would really work. The one that weaves together canon into something both familiar and original.

All My Children is a story about losing and finding family, about moving on and staying connected to the past. I've read it three times all the way through and I could read it three more times. And, bonus, I really don't think you need to be familiar with the source material to enjoy it. It's a perfectly little self-contained story all on its own.
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FANDOM: Supernatural
FIC LINK: That I Could Travel Light.
AUTHOR LINK: [livejournal.com profile] kres
RATING/WARNING(S): R
WIP?/WORD COUNT: novelle | ~ 20,000 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester

FIC SUMMARY: Amnesia fic. And then again, not really. - 'Born Under a Bad Sign', aftermath of sorts.

RECCER'S NOTES:

I lost interest in Supernatural a while back, but recent discussion made me re-read a few of my old favorites. This story certainly passes the test of time.

I love the atmosphere of this story. And the plot and its resolution, which was stunning and completely logical. And I love this Sam here and his relationship to his brother. Brilliant.