longlivehumour: Kakashi and his beautiful bottom (what) (kakashi)
[personal profile] longlivehumour
FANDOM: Team Fortress 2
FIC LINK: The Morbid, Macabre, and Myriad Adventures of Miss Edith Amelia Pauling (series)
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] PreludeInZ
RATING/WARNING(S): PG | canon-typical violence
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete (series of unconnected oneshots) | 10,500
MAIN CHARACTERS: Miss Pauling, the Mercs

FIC SUMMARY: These are short pieces that exist to give [Miss Pauling] some backstory, and to expand a bit on her relationship with the mercs in Vignettes from the War and the End of the World, particularly her relationship with Scout.

It is extremely fluffy. I am just really fond of Miss Pauling.

RECCER'S NOTES:
A charming little series about a woman who professionally disposes of people in shallow graves, possibly with the help of quicklime. Or flesh-eating beetles. Or a chainsaw. The narrative voice is really good here.
Two of the stories are tagged Scout/Miss Pauling, but only the second can really be considered non-gen and since all are entirely unrelated, you can skip it with no issues
ozqueen: (books: bsc: death eaters)
[personal profile] ozqueen
FANDOM: The Baby-sitters Club
FIC LINK: A Spin in the Junk Bucket
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] lionessvalenti
RATING/WARNING(S): G
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 741
MAIN CHARACTERS: Charlie Thomas, Watson Brewer

FIC SUMMARY: Watson wants to give Charlie a gift for graduation, but is it too much?

RECCER'S NOTES:

So today I'm home feel sick and sore and incredibly sorry for myself. What better cure than fluffy, indulgent fanfiction?
This was a gift for me for [community profile] chocolateboxcomm - I had requested some Watson & stepkid interaction and one of my long-standing requests is Watson splashing his money around to spoil his kids. (I mean isn't that the point of being a real, live millionaire?)
Charlie's voice is wonderful here and this fic has spawned a heap of head canon for me, which I think all good fics do. The interaction with Watson is sweet and realistic. It only takes a minute or so to read but it leaves me with the warm and fuzzies.



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[personal profile] merryghoul
FANDOM: Alice In Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
FIC LINK: Cucumber Sandwiches
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] Katherine
RATING/WARNING(S): General Audiences
WIP?/WORD COUNT: No/1160
MAIN CHARACTERS: Bill the Lizard, the Gryphon, The Mock Turtle

FIC SUMMARY:

Bill the Lizard enjoyed his afternoons off when he visited the Gryphon and Mock Turtle. Today, their three-angled conversation first ranged over the usual pleasantries
... and then they planned a party.

RECCER'S NOTES: Lovely fic on what Bill does on his day off: has tea and sandwiches with the Gryphon and the Mock Turtle. A great combination of various Alice in Wonderland canons to tell a brief tale.
ozqueen: (books: harry potter: dumbledore gtfo)
[personal profile] ozqueen
FANDOM: Harry Potter/RPF (UK 21stC politics)
FIC LINK: A Historic and Seismic Shift
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] raven
RATING/WARNING(S): G
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 993 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Hermione Granger, David Cameron

FIC SUMMARY: David Cameron's first night in office.

RECCER'S NOTES:

I've been meaning to catch up on posting here more regularly, and I think this fic is kind of timely. Short and cute, and captures the dazed-muggle-experiences-magic thing very well. A little feel-good fic. :)



ozqueen: (tv: the simpsons: to professionalism)
[personal profile] ozqueen
FANDOM: Voltron: Legendary Defender
FIC LINK: Your Grace is Wasted
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] BossToaster
RATING/WARNING(S): M | violence (above canon-typical)
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Completed | 12073
MAIN CHARACTERS: Shiro, Pidge, Hunk, Lance, Keith, Allura, Coran

FIC SUMMARY: Five times that no one was thinking of Shiro as a dad.

RECCER'S NOTES:

This fic has a mix of everything. It's the first in a series but it's complete within itself and it's like a rollercoaster of all of my favourite things - found family, angst, fluffy feels, hurt/comfort, and there's a great sense of humour all woven through it as well.



ozqueen: (tv: muppets: yay omg)
[personal profile] ozqueen
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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[personal profile] ozqueen
FANDOM: MCU, The Avengers, Captain America
FIC LINK: Eat Your Heart Out, Milo Manara
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] NiennaNir
RATING/WARNING(S): G
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 1874
MAIN CHARACTERS: Phil Coulson, Clint Barton, Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanov, Tony Stark

FIC SUMMARY: Carter J. Grant’s artistic work on the new Captain America books comes with mixed reviews from the Coulson, Barton team of comic critics.

RECCER'S NOTES:

Quick, fluffy and adorable. I have a real soft spot for "Avengers living in the tower and doing lazy things like eating breakfast or watching movies together" fics, and this is one of them. There's a great thread of humour all through this fic. It left me with a smile on my face.



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[personal profile] lost_spook
FANDOM: Adam Adamant Lives!
FIC LINK: The Very Happiest Place on Earth
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] ArisTGD
RATING/WARNING(S): G | None
WIP?/WORD COUNT: 2675
MAIN CHARACTERS: Adam Adamant, Georgina Jones, William Simms

FIC SUMMARY: Adam, Georgie, and Simms are on holiday, but will Adam's desire for a quiet day ever be fulfilled?

RECCER'S NOTES: Because Adam Adamant Lives! is a thing of adorable adorableness and pure distilled 1960s-ness, and this fic captures all of that perfectly. Adam, Georgie, and Simms try to have a holiday, and while Georgie and Simms manage to make the most of Disneyland, Adam tackles villains as usual, with the added humour of seeing one of the series’s typical improbable plots only in glimpses between rides. Anyway, it’s heaps of fun, and every bit as delightful as the show.
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[personal profile] lost_spook
FANDOM: Doctor Who
FIC LINK: When We Were Six
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] aralias
RATING/WARNING(S): G | None
WIP?/WORD COUNT: 2012
MAIN CHARACTERS: Sixth Doctor, Donna Noble, Peri Brown, Wilfred Mott, Sylvia Noble.

FIC SUMMARY: The Doctor takes Peri on holiday to Devon, except it isn't Devon: it's Strathclyde.

RECCER'S NOTES: Because, of course, it’s not only Eleven who can be adorable with children, nor is wee Amelia the only companion who was pretty great as a child, and this fic proves it, as the Sixth Doctor runs into a six-year-old Donna Noble. Neither of them are where they ought to be. It’s great – sweet and funny and true to all the characters involved. Plus there may be a Planet of the Hats, who knows?
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[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: The Avengers (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe
FIC LINK: The Health Benefits of Knitting.
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] Niobium
RATING/WARNING(S): G
WIP?/WORD COUNT: one-shot | ~ 1,180 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Natasha Romanov; Clint Barton, Sam Wilson, Steve Rogers, Thor

FIC SUMMARY: Clint isn't sure what's really relieving Natasha's stress—the knitting, or the part where she foists the horrible results off on other people.

RECCER'S NOTES:

This is sweet and funny and hilarious. Love Natasha here and her relations to her team mates. And especially I love their reactions to their gifts.

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[personal profile] isabelquinn
FANDOM: Firefly
FIC LINK: C. arabica
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] SailorSol
RATING/WARNING(S): G
WORD COUNT: 522
MAIN CHARACTERS: Kaylee Frye, Inara Serra, Zoe Washburne

FIC SUMMARY: Inara treats Kaylee and Zoe to a rare delicacy from Earth-That-Was. Kaylee's not so sure it's her cup of tea.

RECCER'S NOTES: This is a lovely, short-and-sweet little ficlet with some of my favourite ladies. It's a nice little glimpse of world building and female friendship, two of my favourite things.
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[personal profile] ozqueen
FANDOM: The Avengers, Captain America
FIC LINK: Memorabilia
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] smilebackwards
RATING/WARNING(S): G
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 1667
MAIN CHARACTERS: Steve Rogers, Phil Coulson, Tony Stark

FIC SUMMARY: "Those were near mint, sir," Coulson says when he finds out that Fury dipped his vintage Captain America trading cards in his cooling lifeblood before tossing them, careless and callous, on the table in front of Steve and Tony.

RECCER'S NOTES:

I have been in utter misery lately because I broke a tooth and I need a root canal and ugh I've been in so much pain and just wanting allllll the fandom comforts. This fic fits the bill perfectly - it's sweet and comes with a perfect blend of sadness and fluff. Steve is adorable and kind, Tony pops in and is just so totally TONY, and the end managed to put a smile on my face even when smiling was physically painful. Go read! ♥



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[personal profile] 100demons
FANDOM: Harry Potter
FIC LINK: Down to Earth
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] roberval
RATING/WARNING(S): Teen and Up
WIP?/WORD COUNT: 1878
MAIN CHARACTERS: Joey Jenkins

FIC SUMMARY: When Joey Jenkins was picked for the 1994 English national Quidditch team, he felt like his heart was taking flight.

RECCER'S NOTES: This is the kind of thing fanfiction was made for. To fill in and enrich what already exists in canon and to discover even greater depths in even the smallest things. All we know about the Chudley Cannons from the books is that they are orange, terrible, Ron's favorite team, and on the cover of his book is pictured beater Joey Jenkins. But Roberval takes those tiny details and gives us a team that breaks your heart with its heartfelt warmth.

Best enjoyed with a warm glass of honeyed milk.
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[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: Merlin BBC
FIC LINK: Social Mediæ
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] Hope
RATING/WARNING(S): PG-13
WORD COUNT: ~ 5,040
MAIN CHARACTERS: Merlin, Arthur, ensemble

FIC SUMMARY: With the beginning of Arthur’s reign and the unbanning of sorcery, a new era of communication begins in Albion. Soon even parchment will be obsolete! (Warning: Here be puns.)

RECCER'S NOTES: This is so hilarious. The puns alone crack me up. I love intelligent humor.

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[personal profile] mkrobinson
FANDOM: Harry Potter
FIC LINK: Verba Cantare
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] blueboxbelle
RATING/WARNING(S): G
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.
ozqueen: (tv: the simpsons: chair goes round)
[personal profile] ozqueen
FANDOM: Psych
FIC LINK: Family
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] thalia
RATING/WARNING(S): G
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 480
MAIN CHARACTERS: Shawn Spencer

FIC SUMMARY: Tag to 'Daredevils' Just a little bit of introspection on Shawn's part. Don't want to say too much, so check it out.

RECCER'S NOTES:

A lovely little introspection piece with Shawn contemplating what Gus means to him. Their friendship is one of my favourite things ever, and this fic paints Shawn's thoughts on it very well. Short and sweet.

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FANDOM: Psych
FIC LINK: Burton Guster vs. The Robot Menace
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] thingswithwings
RATING/WARNING(S): G
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 1160
MAIN CHARACTERS: Burton Guster, Shawn Spencer

FIC SUMMARY: Just some little-Gus and little-Shawn sweetness; written for Yuletide madness 2008.

RECCER'S NOTES:

One of my favourite things about Gus and Shawn's friendship is that is near life-long, and I adore the idea of Gus trying to fit some kid!logic around Shawn's uncanny abilities. They are both adorable and hilarious in this fic, and again, a short and sweet feel-good story to put a smile on your face.



ozqueen: (supernatural: boys and the impala)
[personal profile] ozqueen
FANDOM: Supernatural
FIC LINK: On Warm Summer Nights
AUTHOR LINK: [livejournal.com profile] lyra_wing
RATING/WARNING(S): PG. No spoilers provided you've seen past the first episode.
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 4021
MAIN CHARACTERS: Mary Winchester, John Winchester, Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester

FIC SUMMARY: Mary works the late shift at this diner, and John visits her. Sam and Dean also visit her.

RECCER'S NOTES:

This is really beautiful. There are touches of John/Mary, but this is most definitely a gen fic. It's bittersweet and haunting in the best possible way.

Another under the cut: Crossing the Line, by gekizetsu... )



chordatesrock: Damas and Jak sitting together in the throne room (Damas and Jak)
[personal profile] chordatesrock
FANDOM: Marvel Cinematic Universe
FIC LINK: Love Is For Children (link goes to the AO3 series main page; see also the Dreamwidth version, because the comment discussions there have turned interesting lately)
AUTHOR LINK: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
RATING/WARNING(S): There are warnings and other content notes in the tags on AO3 and the headers on DW. The entire series is rated G but contains occasional possibly-disturbing material of a nonsexual nature that doesn't usually have to do with violence or other standard warnings.
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Nine completed works, one WiP (apparently completed and being updated three times per week). The completed works together total over 156,000 words.
MAIN CHARACTERS: Phil Coulson, Tony Stark, Clint Barton, Natasha Romanova, Bruce Banner, and Steve Rogers at first. Later on, Betty Ross, Hulk and Bucky Barnes.

FIC SUMMARY: The Avengers pretend to be kids and play kiddie games as a way to learn to trust each other and work through their super-sized (pun intended) baggage. Later on, they also take care of each other in other ways. It's very much a series about fixing things.

RECCER'S NOTES: The characters cry a bit more than I find plausible, but no, no one's utterly woobified. Certainly they're more IC than the premise would seem to suggest, and no, no one lisps. At most, there's the very occasional "'kay" instead of "okay". The strengths of this series are in showcasing care, how needs are met, and how to deal with problems constructively. The series's main theme is probably psychological healing. It probably sounds like it's not your thing. Try it anyway. Read the first fic, Love Is For Children, and see if the rest of the series appeals to you. My personal favorite is Splash. Birthday Girl is the one where Natasha Romanova has a birthday party, and there's so much buildup that it's actually plausible. Also, Fury is a dick in this fic. Note that Guys and Dolls does contain minimal mostly-implied romance (nothing that actually happens on-screen couldn't be platonic, though). Heads-up that Hide and Seek is very YMMV in terms of quality, and Eggshells might hit some squicks even if you like the rest of the series.
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[personal profile] ozqueen
FANDOM: Supernatural & The Time Traveler's Wife
FIC LINK: Barefoot Girl
AUTHOR LINK: [livejournal.com profile] kalquessa
RATING/WARNING(S): PG / Spoilers for the book and up to/including S2's Houses of the Holy for Supernatural.
WIP?/WORD COUNT: 11,547
MAIN CHARACTERS: Dean Winchester, Alba DeTamble, Sam Winchester

FIC SUMMARY: None provided, I'll just post a quick excerpt:

He's never seen her before in his life, and he's supposed to meet his dad several blocks from here in a couple minutes, but she beckons him over with a happy wave of her hand, still smiling, and he crosses back over to the sidewalk, half out of curiosity and half out of a sort of obligatory suspicion that she's something weird that needs looking into.


RECCER'S NOTES:

This is a combination of fandoms I have never even considered, but I found this fic yesterday and it is amazing. Somehow it blends angst and fluff really, really well. There's some suspicion and confusion, and a lot of cuteness as Dean and Alba stumble into one another. I love Dean's attitude towards not only her time travelling, but Alba herself, and the scenes with Sam are really well done, with just the right touch of snark and sense.



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[personal profile] ozqueen
FANDOM: The Hunger Games
FIC LINK: Jolly Sailors Bold
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] aimmyarrowshigh
RATING/WARNING(S): G
WIP?/WORD COUNT: 1199
MAIN CHARACTERS: Finnick Odair, Annie Cresta, Mags

FIC SUMMARY: When Finnick came home from his Games, he had riches -- bloody gold for bloody deeds -- and a trident. So he bought a boat, and he looked out over that horizon.

RECCER'S NOTES:

I'm aware I've already rec'd this author here, but really. I can't even with this fic; it's gorgeous. It's Finnick and Annie being kids and playing pirates. I'm just going to post an excerpt because I can't actually summon up enough wordy flail for it.

He cobbled himself a tricorner hat and braided intricate millinery frippery for the sides, and he diligently practiced flipping it up his arm and onto his head in one rolling move. When he deemed himself ready, he sailed around the coast of the Victor’s Village to the mainland and moored his boat at the far dock; shimmied down the mooring line and ran up the sand towards the citrus grove and the pink row houses and knocked insistently at a door.

“Finnick?”

“Anemone Cresta!” he cried, gesturing wildly, “Wouldst thou – thee – wouldst you be – I am endeavoring in the endeavor… of…” He slumped. “I need help making black sails for my ship.”

Annie Cresta smiled up at wild-haired Finnick Odair, his snapping green eyes ringed in ashes like black kohl and a lopsided tricorner hat on his head. “Why black sails?”

“Because I’m a pirate now,” Finnick said plainly, as though it should be obvious. “If you ever have seen a ship on the horizon what has black sails, it can be naught but a pirate’s ship.”