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FANDOM: Doctor Who
FIC LINK: Accidentally Spiders
AUTHOR LINK: lolrassilon
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 6300 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Eleventh Doctor, OC

FIC SUMMARY: Left to his own devices, the Doctor tracks a pair of lost and enormous spiders to a flat in London. There he meets the flat's disagreeable occupant, who makes the job of rescuing both spiders and taking them safely home considerably more difficult.

RECCER'S NOTES: "Harry? Good name, good name. Shame about your personality - I used to know another Harry once, he was much better. Bit of an imbecile sometimes, but definitely much better."

There are two kinds of people in the world. First, the bright, curious, adventurous people who seemingly populate the Whoniverse, and then... then there are the Harrys. Featuring a man who is definitely not a pest-control officer, a wonderfully unlikeable OC, and spiders. The voices - both Eleven's and that of the aforementioned Harry - are excellent, and the whole thing is funny throughout.
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FANDOM: Jupiter Ascending
FIC LINK: To Be Sure of You
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] splash_the_cat [dreamwidth.org profile] splash_the_cat
WIP?/WORD COUNT: complete / 5000 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Vladie Bolotnikov, Caine Wise

FIC SUMMARY: Vladie is sure Jupiter is caught up in something, maybe something bad, and he's bound and determined to... Well, okay, let's be honest, he's probably going make it so much worse.

RECCER'S NOTES: Adorable and fun odd couple fic, and a chance to see Jupiter's outrageous world and hot/terrifying boyfriend from the point of view of a newcomer: Jupiter's cousin Vladie, who manages to get himself tangled up in the latest plot against Jupiter's life.
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FANDOM: Adam Adamant Lives!
FIC LINK: The Very Happiest Place on Earth
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] ArisTGD
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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FANDOM: Anthony Bourdain RPF/ Chronicles of Narnia
FIC LINK: No Reservations: Narnia
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] Edonohana
RATING/WARNING(S): PG-13/Rough language
WIP?/WORD COUNT: complete / 6228 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Anthony Bourdain; Reepicheep

FIC SUMMARY: Yesterday, he thought he knew what to expect from Narnia: "good solid English cooking spiced up with the odd unusual ingredient, and good solid English people spiced up with the odd faun". But unexpected gastronomic adventure is on the menu when Anthony Bourdain finally gets to take his foodie film crew to Narnia.

RECCER'S NOTES: This story is loads of fun; totally wild concept unfolds in hilarious and finely-crafted narration.

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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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FANDOM: Doctor Who
FIC LINK: One of These Mornings
AUTHOR LINK: [livejournal.com profile] cesario
WIP?/WORD COUNT: complete | 2200
MAIN CHARACTERS: Donna Noble, Martha Jones, Tenth Doctor

FIC SUMMARY: Donna comes back to herself.


Ahhh, I love doctor!Donna fics! And this one is done so well. I love the descriptions of what is going on in Donna's head, and all the awe and panic displayed by literally everyone. Sweet and fun.

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FANDOM: The Avengers
FIC LINK: Imprint
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] hetrez
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 7619
MAIN CHARACTERS: Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, Clint Barton, Natasha Romanov, Nick Fuy, original characters


"The next day, Steve and the other Avengers are just settling into a meeting on the flight deck when there's a muffled yell, and Alvarez falls out of the ceiling."


Or, Steve builds a training program, a team, and new life for himself.


I had to double check to make sure I hadn't rec'd this one here before! This is one of my favourite team/found family fics. It focuses on Steve training SHIELD recruits, teaching them skills and how to be part of a team, and it makes him focus on himself and his own team too. It's got just the right amount of sad/feels, and it's funny and sweet. All of the character voices are perfect.

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FANDOM: Marvel/The Avengers
FIC LINK: Steve Rogers Vs. The All-American Feast
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] copperbadge
RATING/WARNING(S): G, with author warning as follows: This story involves several eating competitions and contains some potentially dysfunctional attitudes towards food; people with food-related triggers or issues may wish to skip this one. There is also fairly frequent discussion of puke (no actual puking) so emetophobics should beware.
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 4496
MAIN CHARACTERS: Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson, Tony Stark, Clint Barton, Natasha Romanov, Thor

FIC SUMMARY: Steve can't resist a challenge, even when the challenge is a five pound pulled-pork sandwich.


This fic is hilarious and full of team friendship. The Avengers decide to involve Steve in a heap of burger challenges, and sometimes get involved themselves. One of my favourite parts is the description of each t-shirt he wins whenever he's successful.
A really fun, feel good fic, and one that doesn't necessarily require much canon knowledge to enjoy.

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FANDOM: The Sarah Jane Adventures/Doctor Who
FIC LINK: Du Liebes Kind, Komm, Geh Mit Mir
AUTHOR LINK: Lyricwritesprose / [livejournal.com profile] lyricwrites
WIP?/WORD COUNT: multi-chaptered | ~ 12,000 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Maria Jackson, Sarah Jane Smith, The Doctor (4th)

FIC SUMMARY: Some time after she moves to America, Maria Jackson gets wrapped up in mysterious temporal events and Sarah Jane's past.

RECCER'S NOTES: This is a great adventure story featuring Maria. I really love her here. Her view on Sarah Jane and the Doctor is very interesting. The story could have easily featured on the show.

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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.
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FANDOM: Iron Man - movierverse
FIC LINK: Chloe Liked Olivia
AUTHOR LINK: [livejournal.com profile] marinarusalka
WIP?/WORD COUNT: ~ 6,400 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Pepper Potts, Christine Everhart

FIC SUMMARY: One is the personal assistant to a billionaire-playboy-turned-superhero. The other is an ambitious journalist with a political conscience. Together, they fight crime!

RECCER'S NOTES: This was such a great idea to let the characters meet again like they did here. Love how Pepper and Christine become friends, and how they bond over something other than men or their jobs.

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[personal profile] ozqueen
FANDOM: Doctor Who
FIC LINK: Transferrable Skills
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] elstaplador
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 2137
MAIN CHARACTERS: Donna Noble, The Doctor

FIC SUMMARY: Temping: an underrated profession. Five things that Donna has learned in her time as an agency worker.


A fic that focuses less on 'fixing' what canon did to Donna, and instead just focuses on Donna herself. This is brilliant, and sad, and perfectly demonstrates exactly what is so tragic about Donna's ending.


FANDOM: The X-Files, Supernatural
FIC LINK: Northern Lights
AUTHOR LINK: [livejournal.com profile] se_parsons
RATING/WARNING(S): PG | Moderate violence
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 9,800
MAIN CHARACTERS: Fox Mulder, Dana Scully, Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester, John Winchester

FIC SUMMARY: Sam & Dean and Mulder & Scully get in each other's way during a case.


Oh man - perfect Mulder and Scully. The observations of the Winchester clan are amazing as well, and I love that somebody has taken the time to combine these two fandoms. Perfect and subtle, I could paste any given paragraph from this fic to demonstrate why I love it so much.

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Don't mind me as I try to cram in a few recs as my Gensploder of the Month role winds down! I'm so close to a gold badge for 'crossovers' eep! There will be a couple of adjustments for the next round but we'll make sure the Gensploders signed up for May are aware of them within the next couple of days. ♥

FANDOM: Firefly, Psych
FIC LINK: I Rather Think the Gun Helps
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] xela
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 3974
MAIN CHARACTERS: Malcolm Reynolds, Carlton Lassiter, River Tam, Saffron (Firefly), Shawn Spencer, Burton 'Gus' Guster, Kaylee Frye, Inara Serra, Jayne Cobb, Simon Tam

FIC SUMMARY: “Now let me get this straight,” Mal said, staring at the humming object suspiciously. “We’re going to steal the Lassiter...before the Lassiter became the Lassiter.” Because nothing could go wrong if the crew of Serenity started dabbling in time travel.


There is so much right with this. Saffron hijinks, perfect levels of snark for each character, and Lassiter and Jayne bonding over their love of guns. Another fun, funny fic.

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FANDOM: Doctor Who, Firefly
FIC LINK: The Man With No Name (ffn) | The Man With No Name (whofic.com)
AUTHOR LINK: [fanfiction.net profile] frostfyre7 | frostfyre
RATING/WARNING(S): Teen | Canon level violence, spoilers for both canons up to and including Serenity and The Runaway Bride.
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 106,000 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Tenth Doctor, Malcolm Reynolds, River Tam, Kaylee Frye, Jayne Cobb, Zoe Washburne, Simon Tam, Inara Serra

FIC SUMMARY: He hadn't really counted on getting into a pub brawl over the color of his coat on some speck of a planet, or signing up with a crew of petty criminals. Still, he'd always wondered what really happened to those Lost Colonists from Earth...


I will admit it took me some time to agree with the Doctor's voice in this one, but the further I read, the more right it became, and the more I realised just how very broken he is in canon at this point. He is also Rude and Not Ginger.

The Serenity crew are also broken after the events of The Big Damn Movie, and together they and the Doctor begin to rebuild themselves, putting together the pieces of their existence, fighting common enemies and forging wonderful bonds.

This is a great, lengthy fic that hits my 'found family' buttons in all the right ways. I especially love the way Mal reacts to the Doctor, and the slow, steady build of trust and respect between them (after a bit of a rocky start).

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FANDOM: Doctor Who, Sense and Sensibility
FIC LINK: Relatives & Relativity
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] yahtzee
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 17,942
MAIN CHARACTERS: Ninth Doctor, Elinor Dashwood, Marianne Dashwood

FIC SUMMARY: "Elinor – do you think it could be real – that he could – that he might be a magician?"
"His speech is rather rough, dearest. More likely he is a day-labourer from the North."


This fic takes place immediately after/during Nine's regeneration. The Dashwood sisters happen upon him, a broken man after the Time War, and it's just - wow.

The characterisation is flawless and I'm definitely adopting this as my head canon. I would say you'll still be able to heartily enjoy this even if you're not familiar with both canons.

The Doctor sat at the pianoforte's keyboard, bashing out the tune with undisguised glee. Sir John clapped in time, a broad grin upon his face, as Mrs. Jennings and Margaret danced as best they could with only one another for partners. Even Mrs. Dashwood nodded her head and smiled broadly, and when the Doctor finished with a flourish, all applauded.

"What a jaunty tune!" exclaimed Mrs. Jennings. "I swear, I never heard its like. So thrilling! Quite the thing for dancing. Tell us, what is it called?"

"Blue Suede Shoes." The Doctor closed the pianoforte lid with apparent regret. "Hasn't quite caught on in London yet, but give it time."

And the second fic in the series, Doctor Who/Gone With the Wind... )

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FANDOM: Matilda, Iron Man/Marvel
FIC LINK: At Tilde
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] copperbadge
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 1247
MAIN CHARACTERS: Matilda Wormwood, Tony Stark, Charles Xavier, Jennifer Honey

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


Um, this is amazing. Matilda and Tony are both wonderful here - great voices, great banter between them. I love the idea of the two of them teaming up. Just a fabulous idea, executed really well.

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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.


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.

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FANDOM: The Avengers (2012)
FIC LINK: May the Fourth
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] irnan
RATING/WARNING(S): G according to the author, but there's language that's not G-rated, just FYI if it's not your thing :)
MAIN CHARACTERS: Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Clint Barton, Natasha Romanov, Bruce Banner, Thor, Phil Coulson, Nick Fury

FIC SUMMARY: So there's this project Tony has been working on since he was ten years old which is only marginally less awesome than the specs for the TARDIS he totally could have built if Fury would've just let him had the Tesseract for a couple hours longer.


This is hilarious and awesome. I just love it, I can't even. The voices are amazing, and there are heaps of little nods, quotes, quips and homages to other fandoms throughout, including Firefly and Doctor Who. There's also a podfic by [archiveofourown.org profile] susan_voight.