longlivehumour: Roses are red / antiplastic is blue / bananas are fantastic / and so are you (ninth doctor)
[personal profile] longlivehumour
FANDOM: Fake News (The Daily Show and The Colbert Report)
FIC LINK: Ye Merrie Olde Adventures of Duke Stephen (and His Knights)
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] PlotDohOh
RATING/WARNING(S): PG
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 14,700 (3,300 + 11,100)
MAIN CHARACTERS: (the fake personas of) Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, all the correspondents and a number of quasi-political figures whose names I don't feel like typing out right now.

FIC SUMMARY: It all started when the new young Duke, Lord Stephen de Colbert, finally got around to arresting that loudmouthed troubadour — the one who wouldn't stop badmouthing him all over the Duchy of Newest York.

RECCER'S NOTES: Because sometimes you want a dark and serious deconstruction, and sometimes you just want puns. A very funny, very silly fairy-tale AU set in the land of Amurrica. There are swords! There are bears! There is multivariate statistical analysis! There are, most of all, clever, clever puns!
Trust me on this one.

Also: it turns out there are no fanfics beginning with X.
Also also: looks like Photobucket has decided to ransom off its hosting. Thus beginneth the migration...
longlivehumour: (the thick of it)
[personal profile] longlivehumour
FANDOM: The Thick of It
FIC LINK: Uncertain Sideways Streets
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] grenadine
RATING/WARNING(S): T | liberal use of the letter f; spoilers for Spinners and Losers and the beginning of Season 4
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 6,300
MAIN CHARACTERS: Nicola Murray, Malcolm Tucker, (Ollie Reeder, Glen Cullen, Julius Nicholson)

FIC SUMMARY: During the election, Nicola Murray hits a wall.

RECCER'S NOTES: Politics fic! Nicola gets a rare chance to shine here, because for all her many (many, many many) flaws, she was one of the few ideologically honest people in DoSAC. And her voice is brilliant, and the dialogue is brilliant, and the characterisation is brilliant, and of all the fics I want to write on my skin until they can be absorbed as a permanent part of my system, this one's damn well near the top of the list.

And when you're done with that, head to Close Your Eyes and Think of Agincourt, by the same author and set prior to Uncertain.
longlivehumour: Kryten looks down at (and also on) Rimmer. (red dwarf)
[personal profile] longlivehumour
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)
[personal profile] longlivehumour
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: 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
longlivehumour: "RKRPXZKRMTFRZ!" --Captain Haddock (haddock)
[personal profile] longlivehumour
FANDOM: Doctor Who / The Thick of It
FIC LINK: In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream Obscenities
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] rubyofkukundu
RATING/WARNING(S): T | swearing, lots of
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 3,400
MAIN CHARACTERS: The Twelfth Doctor, Clara, Nicola Murray, Ollie Reeder, Glenn Cullen, Terri Coverley

FIC SUMMARY: There's an emergency on-board a spaceship. Thank God the Doctor's been called in to help.

RECCER'S NOTES: The title should tell you everything you need to know. It's sweary, it's funny, it is magnificent. None of the other characters are named, but you can tell who's who almost immediately - the voices are creepily accurate. (And as accompaniment, have this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Blf073f2Lc)
longlivehumour: "RKRPXZKRMTFRZ!" --Captain Haddock (haddock)
[personal profile] longlivehumour
FANDOM: Black Books
FIC LINK: Give Me a Child Until Half-Past Seven
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] apiphile
RATING/WARNING(S): G
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 4,200
MAIN CHARACTERS: Bernard Black, Manny Bianco, Fran Katzenjammer

FIC SUMMARY: Fran has a rather desperate babysitting assignment and Bernard has a nasty shock.

RECCER'S NOTES: A short, fluffy fic which nevertheless remains firmly in-character. Forget hearing the voices - you can practically smell them. Especially Bernard.
"Why all these questions? The bees were probably attracted by your stupid honey-scented shampoo! The small boy belongs to Fran! The hairy monster is evil and you are right to fear him, Max, and the child, Manny, is a cross-dressing midget on the run from the complete insanity of the Katzenjammer family. Now where. Is. My. Breakfast?"
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.
longlivehumour: Tyger, tyger, burning bright (Default)
[personal profile] longlivehumour
FANDOM: House, M.D.
FIC LINK: Connecting the Dots
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] blackmare9 and [archiveofourown.org profile] nightdog_barks
RATING/WARNING(S): PG | violence
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 2,000
MAIN CHARACTERS: Greg House, James Wilson

FIC SUMMARY: After an act of senseless violence, House copes the only way he knows how.

RECCER'S NOTES: An eye for detail that brings every scene alive. The mood swings back and forth, dark and silly in turns without ever being jarring. Wilson suffers, as he must in fanfic. House is... House, an arsehole like no other ever could ever be, and it's fantastic.

(Be sure to look into the authors' other works when you're finished. The writing is top-notch, and the story always captivating. They run a fine line in House historical AUs and genre-benders, too.)
longlivehumour: Tyger, tyger, burning bright (doctor who)
[personal profile] longlivehumour
A is for...

FANDOM: Doctor Who
FIC LINK: Accidentally Spiders
AUTHOR LINK: lolrassilon
RATING/WARNING(S): PG
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.
[personal profile] mythicmistress

FANDOM: Artemis Fowl
FIC LINK: Why One Must Not Attempt To Analyze A Child Genius
AUTHOR LINK: [fanfiction.net profile] fiercejinx
RATING/WARNING(S): G/no warnings
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete/18547 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Artemis Fowl II

FIC SUMMARY: "Artemis Fowl had retired half a dozen counselors from St. Bartleby's already this year." Here's how. Six chapters, one for each psychologist losin' it.'

RECCER'S NOTES: Wonderfully done "Missing Scenes" fic, and it's hilarious. Also does a good job at mimicking Colfer's style.
ozqueen: (tv: the simpsons: homer j fong)
[personal profile] ozqueen
I'm back from holidays and trying to squeeze in a couple of recs for the yuletide challenge! There is still time if you want to rec your favourite fic from yuletides past!

FANDOM: Brooklyn Nine-Nine
FIC LINK: Ask Memes and Bonding Exercises
AUTHOR LINK: [personal profile] aderam
RATING/WARNING(S): G
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 1734
MAIN CHARACTERS: Rosa Diaz, Gina Linetti, Amy Santiago, Jake Peralta, Terry Jeffords, Ray Holt, Charles Boyle

FIC SUMMARY: The game is simple: Whoever answers the most questions correctly wins. It's time for another edition of Who's More Cryptic Anyway!

RECCER'S NOTES:

This is such a fun little fic, and the character voices are perfect. I can totally see this being a missing scene from canon - Terry accidentally sends everyone an ask meme, and they turn it into a challenge to prove how well they know each other. It's perfect and lighthearted and suits canon down to the ground.



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.

ozqueen: (books: misc: love)
[personal profile] ozqueen
FANDOM: Bob's Burgers
FIC LINK: The Legend of Cowgirl Kelly
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] missy
RATING/WARNING(S): G
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 1152
MAIN CHARACTERS: Bob Belcher, Tina Belcher, Gene Belcher, Louise Belcher

FIC SUMMARY: The Belcher kids try to find the secret treasure of Cowgirl Kelly, while Bob just tries to beat Jimmy Pesto at the Wonder Wharf's Barbecue festival.

RECCER'S NOTES:

This could be lifted straight from canon. The character voices are wonderful and the entire adventure reads just like an episode - whacky antics and amazing Belcher interaction.



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: (misc: imaginary men)
[personal profile] ozqueen
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.



liadtbunny: (Blake seat driver)
[personal profile] liadtbunny
FANDOM: Doctor Who, Blake's 7
FIC LINK: Two People Talking... Orac and K9
AUTHOR LINK: [livejournal.com profile] sallymn
RATING/WARNING(S): General audiences
WIP?/WORD COUNT: 470 | Complete
MAIN CHARACTERS: Orac, K9

FIC SUMMARY: As K9 carries Orac they share a dialogue.

RECCER'S NOTES: Short, but full of humour. The fic is driven forward by the perfectly in character comedy. Orac may be the cleverest computer, yet doesn't dominate K9:)
liadtbunny: (Adam Adamant gang)
[personal profile] liadtbunny
FANDOM: Adam Adamant Lives!
FIC LINK: Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] JohnAmendAll
RATING/WARNING(S): General audiences.
WIP?/WORD COUNT: 574 | Complete.
MAIN CHARACTERS: Georgina Jones, William E. Simms.
FIC SUMMARY: Georgie goes undercover at a village fête.

RECCER'S NOTES: Poor Georgie, Simms can be terrible at times, but that's OK because they're friends really. Possibly not on this day, though;p A fun fic with an snarky edge and boasts an excellent limerick too.
(Limericks are hard).
liadtbunny: (Adam Adamant gang)
[personal profile] liadtbunny
FANDOM: Adam Adamant Lives!, Blake's 7
FIC LINK: Wrong Number
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] lost_spook
RATING/WARNING(S): General audiences
WIP?/WORD COUNT: 1201 | Complete.
MAIN CHARACTERS: Georgina Jones, Vila Restal, Orac.

FIC SUMMARY: Vila makes an SOS call and instead of help, gets an unwanted breakthrough in scientific progress.

RECCER'S NOTES: A fic where no knowledge is needed of the other fandom. Vila and Georgie's confusion is perfectly pitched with humour. Georgie's insistence of helping even when she thinks Vila is crazy shows her irrepressible energy to a tee.
liadtbunny: (Silver bright)
[personal profile] liadtbunny
FANDOM: Sapphire and Steel, Are You Being Served?
FIC LINK: A Very Hard Sale
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] Tish
RATING/WARNING(S): General audiences.
WIP?/WORD COUNT: 522 | Complete.
MAIN CHARACTERS: Sapphire, Steel, Mr Humpries.

FIC SUMMARY: There's something decidedly odd about the Grace Bros. Ladies and Gents' clothing department. Sapphire and Steel investigate.

RECCER'S NOTES: Lols all round. In this fic Steel meets something more deadly than time, but this is to be expected in the world of a 1970s sitcom....