longlivehumour: Levi - So ist es immer (levi)
[personal profile] longlivehumour
Given two W fics for the same fandom, I refuse to choose. Have both, and may they serve you well.

FANDOM: Attack on Titan
FIC LINK: wound deep in your chest, heartless
AUTHOR LINK: [personal profile] 100demons
RATING/WARNING(S): T | swearing, canon-typical violence
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 4,400
MAIN CHARACTERS: Levi, Hange Zoë, Erwin Smith

FIC SUMMARY: Be good or Levi will carve you up with his knives. Eat your greens or else Levi will come and cut your eyes out while you still breathe.

RECCER'S NOTES: A delightful, believable fic about Levi's early days in the Corps. (It also begins by quoting a Margaret Atwood poem, and how can you go wrong after that?) The language is vivid, precise, and humorous, and Levi and Hange's interactions are a thing of beauty.
Horse shit and sunrises.



FANDOM: Attack on Titan
FIC LINK: We Are The Lost, We Are The Hunters
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] PresquePommes
RATING/WARNING(S): G | Mild spoiler for the first episode of Season 2 (ch. 35)
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 2,700
MAIN CHARACTERS: Levi, Sasha Braus

FIC SUMMARY:
"He realizes very quickly that of all people he could have been lost in the forest with, Sasha Braus is, without a doubt, the most preferable."
Because if the 104th was a graduating class, Sasha is the one who'd be voted "Most Likely To Survive Under Extreme Circumstances," and everybody who writes this scenario seems to forget that the extent of Levi's wilderness survival skills is made evident by one simple statement:
"Look at all these big-ass trees."

RECCER'S NOTES: This fic made me crave more Sasha-and-Levi stories. There aren't any, of course, and this is hardly surprising since I'm not sure the two have even spoken in canon, but despite (or perhaps because of) how dissimilar they are, here they come together wonderfully. Sasha's voice in particular is a joy.
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.



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: (Natsume  -  Natsume)
[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: Natsume Yuujinchou | Natsume's Book of Friends
FIC LINK: Three for Family.
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] NightsMistress
RATING/WARNING(S): PG-13
WIP?/WORD COUNT: one-shot | ~ 3,600 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Natsume Takashi, Fujiwara Touko, Fujiwara Shigeru

FIC SUMMARY: The more Touko hears about Natsume Takashi, the more confused she becomes. The stories she hears are of a selfish child acting out for attention, or worse, but all she can see is a sad, lost child in need of a place to put down roots so that he can settle his mind.

RECCER'S NOTES: This is such a wonderful characer study of bot Touko and of Natsume as we see him through her eyes. I love the way the story flows, and how Touka sees more than the others do. There's such a gentleness and kindness to her that makes me love her just the more.

thady: (N&S  -  John & Margaret almost)
[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: Harry Potter
FIC LINK: Pawn to C3.
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] realmer06
RATING/WARNING(S): none
WIP?/WORD COUNT: one-shot | ~ 4,500 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Lily Luna Potter, Ron Weasley

FIC SUMMARY: Teaching Lily chess started as a way to keep her occupied and out of everyone’s hair. It grew into much more than that.

RECCER'S NOTES: This is a great look at the familial relationship between Ron and Lily Luna. Love how Ron is so Ron, but grown-up. Love how we see Lily Luna through his eyes. It's great to see her growing, and I'm glad she has Ron to mentor her.

thady: (DIV  -  tigers)
[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: Attack the Block
FIC LINK: A Flag That Bears the Name.
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] Chash
RATING/WARNING(S): none
WIP?/WORD COUNT: one-shot | ~ 2,200 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Moses, Pest, Biggz, Sam

FIC SUMMARY: Moses used to think about saving the world. Now that he's done it, he can't go back.

RECCER'S NOTES: This is such a great continuation of the movie. This is how it could have happened. Love the characters here, and how they are still themselves.

ozqueen: (tv: the simpsons: chair goes round)
[personal profile] ozqueen
FANDOM: The Simpsons
FIC LINK: Green-Eyed Homer
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] Person
RATING/WARNING(S): G
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 4444
MAIN CHARACTERS: Homer Simpson, Lisa Simpson

FIC SUMMARY: Homer observes Lisa as she becomes close to Patty's newest girlfriend.

RECCER'S NOTES:

This is gorgeous. Homer is so in character and his voice is spot on - it doesn't go too far into over the top stupid, but it points out his flaws as well, including the ones that have only gotten worse as time has gone on, gently steering him right again without changing him into someone else. His relationship with Lisa is really sweetly done, and Lisa is her bright, clever little self. This is just beautiful.



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.



[personal profile] mythicmistress

FANDOM: Phineas and Ferb
FIC LINK: Have a Superhero Day
AUTHOR LINK: [fanfiction.net profile] ghostfox12
RATING/WARNING(S): G/no warnings
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete/6279 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Phineas, Perry

FIC SUMMARY: Phineas, Ferb, and friends invent a device that grants them superpowers. Meanwhile, all of Perry's greatest enemies have join forces. Can Agent P stop them?

RECCER'S NOTES: Very much reads like an episode of the show.
[personal profile] mythicmistress

FANDOM: Isaac Asimov
FIC LINK: Sonata for Robopsychologist
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] lirin
RATING/WARNING(S): G/no warnings
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete/1855 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Susan Calvin

FIC SUMMARY: A robot has been accused of breaking the First Law; Dr. Calvin is called in to investigate.

RECCER'S NOTES: Fits the tone of Asimov's short stories very well, and the author has a good grasp on the character of Susan Calvin.


FANDOM: Isaac Asimov
FIC LINK: All Alone in the Night
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] Borusa
RATING/WARNING(S): G/no warnings
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete/2385 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Susan Calvin

FIC SUMMARY: Susan Calvin travels to a space station to discover why an experimental "empathic" robot has stopped responding to commands.

RECCER'S NOTES: Another fic that would fit in quite well among Asimov's work. The last line in particular is very in character for Susan.
thady: (DW  -  9th Doctor)
[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: Harry Potter
FIC LINK: A Lot to Learn.
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] Realmer06
RATING/WARNING(S): PG-13 | none
WIP?/WORD COUNT: one-shot | ~10,700 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Lorcan Scamander, Lysander Scamanader, Luna Lovegood, Rolf Scamander

FIC SUMMARY: Lorcan and Lysander couldn’t be more different. Lorcan loves the fact that his parents are Magizoologists, and is thrilled to be accompanying them to the Amazon Rainforest to track down a legendary dark spirit. Lysander is...less enthused.

RECCER'S NOTES: This is a wonderful look at two brothers and their relationship to each other, and to their parents. Love the realistic feel of their dynamic, and the plot was very engrossing.

thady: (N&S  -  Margaret hair)
[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: The Lord of the Rings
FIC LINK: An Unseen Question.
AUTHOR LINK: [livejournal.com profile] rhymer23 | [archiveofourown.org profile] rhymer23
RATING/WARNING(S): G | none
WIP?/WORD COUNT: one-shot | ~ 3,850 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Merry Brandybuck, Pippin Took

FIC SUMMARY:

"The caterpillar started it." Merry and Pippin are infected with a sudden bout of investigative fervour. Can Rivendell cope with two lively hobbits whose hunger for answers threatens to surpass even their hunger for food?

RECCER'S NOTES:

This takes a humorous though and spins it further. It's humor with serious underlining and it's quite touching. I love Merry and Pippin here, and how the other characters react to them.

ozqueen: (tv: father ted: hugely confused)
[personal profile] ozqueen
FANDOM: Father Ted
FIC LINK: It's All The Rage On The Mainland
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] suitablyskippy
RATING/WARNING(S): G/None
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 6000
MAIN CHARACTERS: Father Ted, Father Dougal, Father Jack, Mrs Doyle

FIC SUMMARY: “Here for the auditions, are you, Fathers?”

Ted set his chin high; he folded his arms sternly at his chest, and stood firm in the doorway. His coat did not billow open around him in a sudden lick of wind, though he would have liked it very much if it had, and he felt it would have been rather appropriate besides. “We are,” he declared. “Oh, we are, all right.”

(Smash-hit reality show 'Ireland's Got Certain Abilities' was on its way to Craggy Island, and Ted felt more than ready for the spotlight.)

RECCER'S NOTES:

In honour of Frank Kelly's recent passing, a Father Ted rec! This is wonderful. It absolutely nails the voices and the tone of the show and is hilariously funny, which is often hard to get right in the written word. This could just so easily be an episode of the show - it's weird and wonderful and leaves me with a huge smile.



dirty_diana: Iris West from CW Flash leaning forward (Iris)
[personal profile] dirty_diana
FANDOM: The Flash with Arrow cameos
FIC LINK: Zero-Sum Game
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] Rokesmith
RATING/WARNING(S): Teen
WIP?/WORD COUNT: complete / 67 000 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Barry Allen, Iris West, Caitlin Snow, Cisco Ramon, Joe West

FIC SUMMARY: Three months after the singularity, a wave of impossible robberies strikes Central City, and there is one obvious suspect: the Flash. But as Barry and his friends unite to track down the real culprit, they find themselves facing a dangerous new enemy in a pursuit that may cost them everything.

Post season 1.

RECCER'S NOTES: An epic, plotty imagining of what might have happened after the season one finale. If you spent the summer hoping Iris would finally get to be part of the gang, or wondering what DCU villains might make an appearance, this is the fic to scratch that itch. Plus: friendship and teamwork! So many feels.
dirty_diana: Iris West from CW Flash leaning forward (Iris)
[personal profile] dirty_diana
FANDOM: The Flash on CW / DC's Legends of Tomorrow
FIC LINK: Snapshots
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] TelepathJeneral
RATING/WARNING(S): unrated by author (teen in my opinion)
WIP?/WORD COUNT: complete / 5000 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Mick Rory, Leonard Snart, Lisa Snart

FIC SUMMARY: Before a particle accelerator, an ice gun, and a scarlet speedster transform Central City, the Snart siblings could almost be considered normal.

Almost.

RECCER'S NOTES: An adorable pre-series look at Leonard Snart, the friend he commits crimes with, and the sister he'd do anything for. Nails that strange brew of kindness and toughness that comes with Wentworth Miller's Captain Cold.
dirty_diana: profile image of television version of  Peggy Carter (peggy)
[personal profile] dirty_diana
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.
dirty_diana: girl in pink tights on a windowsill (pink tights)
[personal profile] dirty_diana
FANDOM: Life
FIC LINK: The Closest Exit May Be Behind You
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] throughadoor
RATING/WARNING(S): Teen
WIP?/WORD COUNT: complete / 2400 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Charlie Crews, Dani Reese, Ted Earley, Rachel Seybolt

FIC SUMMARY: Ted tries to dispense parental advice when Rachel encounters the lurking existential dread of the college application process. There's a dead body on an airplane and Dani hates the FBI. And Charlie is probably going to buy UCLA a building.

RECCER'S NOTES: If you've ever wondered what Charlie and Dani and company might have gotten up to after the cancellation of Life? This is a surprisingly convincing answer to that question, full of adorable Charlie-isms.
sixbeforelunch: joan watson, no text (elementary - joan)
[personal profile] sixbeforelunch
FANDOM: Elementary
FIC LINK: Out of Hand
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] Eva
RATING/WARNING(S): G, no standard content warnings apply
WIP?/WORD COUNT: 461 words, complete
MAIN CHARACTERS: Marcus Bell, Joan Watson

FIC SUMMARY: Could have been a knife!

RECCER'S NOTES: This is a brilliant call back to a certain mid-season 1 episode, featuring Joan getting revenge and Marcus along for the ride. It's marked ship, but there's nothing here that can't be read as friendship.
dirty_diana: old-fashioned typewriter (typewriter)
[personal profile] dirty_diana
FANDOM: The Goblin Emperor
FIC LINK: Passage
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] bigsunglasses
RATING/WARNING(S):Teen
WIP?/WORD COUNT: 15 000 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Idra Drazhar & Paru Tethimin
FIC SUMMARY: Released from his role as Prince by the birth of a son to the Emperor and Empress, Idra is allowed to attend university. But he can't escape his past so easily, or perhaps at all, particularly not when he meets someone who walks under a similar shadow ...

Three years post-canon.

RECCER'S NOTES: The novel The Goblin Emperor is full of intricate world-building and intriguing minor characters. This story makes interesting stars of Idra and Paru, while still dealing wirh some of the fallout that events in the novel may have caused.
dirty_diana: Iris West from CW Flash leaning forward (Iris)
[personal profile] dirty_diana
FANDOM: Elementary
FIC LINK: Creatures Great and Small
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] IrenaK
RATING/WARNING(S): general
WIP?/WORD COUNT: 2000 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Joan Watson, Sherlock Holmes, Marcus Bell

FIC SUMMARY: Between the bees, the chickens and Clyde, it's practically a menagerie in the brownstone.

OR

Five times Sherlock brought home a stray and one time Joan did.

RECCER'S NOTES: Elementary has made a recurring theme of Sherlock's fun, odd habits. One of which is the tendency to bring home random animals, including fandom favourite Clyde the tortoise. This fic does a great job of recreating the really, Sherlock? comedy the show is built around, as well the unique type of friendship that Sherlock inspires.