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FANDOM: Pirates of the Caribbean
FIC LINK: The Queen's Pride
[archiveofourown.org profile] copperbadge
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 1,400
MAIN CHARACTERS: Elizabeth Swan, Will Turner, Jack Sparrow

FIC SUMMARY: Elizabeth and Will tried domesticity. They got bored.

RECCER'S NOTES: Because I can't be the only one sceptical that Elizabeth Swan would give up piracy that easily. A post-Curse of the Black Pearl AU - quick, funny, and will leave a warm feeling in your belly.
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[personal profile] longlivehumour
FANDOM: Naruto
FIC LINK: Freedom in the Eyes of Another
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] Ouroboros69 ([profile] ouroboros69)
RATING/WARNING(S): T | Graphic violence, some gore
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 26,300
MAIN CHARACTERS: Haruno Sakura, Hatake Kakashi, Uzumaki Naruto, Uchiha Sasuke

FIC SUMMARY: The Wave Mission is a failure. Team Seven is captured. Sasuke is gone. Kakashi is next.
Sakura has no choice but to be a hero.

RECCER'S NOTES: An AU adventure in which Sakura has to grow a backbone several years early and finds, perhaps to her surprise, that it was already there. Sakura's voice is my favourite part of this fic: she sounds genuinely young, scared and rather shellshocked, and so, so determined to survive. Very Nasty Things™ happen which are not dwelt on - trust me when I say this isn't a darkfic, although it has some gloriously creepy imagery. And in among all the stabbity bits is some pretty wicked humour, so all in all there's no good reason not to read this.
longlivehumour: Thou hast angered the Beifong (beifong)
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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

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.
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[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: Harry Potter
FIC LINK: Pawn to C3.
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] realmer06
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.

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FIC LINK: Empty Graves
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] unpretty
RATING/WARNING(S): Teen. Some violence.
WIP?/WORD COUNT: 6,539, complete.
MAIN CHARACTERS: Martha Kent, Jonathan Kent, Clark Kent

FIC SUMMARY: Time travelers who plan to kill Superman never account for Martha Kent in their plans. She may not be the World's Finest, but she's a mother with a shotgun, and all told that might be scarier.

RECCER'S NOTES: A brilliant story about Martha Kent protecting her son from time travelling villains. Strangely adorable despite all of the killing.
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[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: Star Wars: Rebels/Star War Original Trilogy
FIC LINK: Hide Yourself for Me.
AUTHOR LINK: [livejournal.com profile] musesfool | [archiveofourown.org profile] musesfool
WIP?/WORD COUNT: ~ 2,200 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Ahsoka Tano, Leia Organa

FIC SUMMARY: Ahsoka won't teach Leia to use the Force, but she can teach her to hide herself within it.


This is a brilliant story featuring Ahsoka teaching Leia. Ahsoka is great here, and Leia too, very close to canon. And it makes so much sense. Awesome.

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[personal profile] ozqueen
FANDOM: Scooby Doo
FIC LINK: The Road This Far Can't Be Retraced
AUTHOR LINK: [livejournal.com profile] silverpenlight
RATING/WARNING(S): R | violence, character death
WIP?/WORD COUNT: complete | 3,500
MAIN CHARACTERS: Velma Dinkley, Scooby Doo, Daphne Blake, Fred Jones, Shaggy Rogers


Velma saved them in the end. She knew she did, she wasn't shy about it. Her research gave them machetes, chainsaws and shotguns, garlic and holy water, silver bullets. She was the first one to take aim and squeeze off four shots, the last one taking the zombie right through the forehead and knocking him down hard before he could take a bite out of Fred's arm. She took the knife, the kitchen knife they'd found in Fred's apartment and the only one they had then, and she cut off the head and shot it one last time, spraying blood and brain across the asphalt of the road where they'd stopped for a bathroom break.


I don't even know what to say about this fic. It made me squirm (because it's violent and a bit gross) and also I teared up, and also it's SCOOBY DOO. Velma is forced to become a different person in an apocalyptic world, and it's just brilliant. The character building and the tension and fear is all so wonderful. I love darker spins on childhood classics, and this is one of my all time favourite examples.

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[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: Harry Potter
FIC LINK: Tea and Whiskey.
AUTHOR LINK: [livejournal.com profile] magickatfics
WIP?/WORD COUNT: one-shot | ~ 1,500 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Alistair Moody, Nymphadora Tonks

FIC SUMMARY: The day they met they had tea - the day their world changed, they had whisky.


Oh, this is such a great take on Tonks and Moody. I really love Tonks here. And I love how we see Moody through her eyes.

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[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: Stargate SG-1
FIC LINK: Sisters in Arms.
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] dsudis
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.


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.

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[personal profile] ozqueen
FANDOM: MCU | The Avengers
FIC LINK: Love is for Children and Other Lies
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] fahye
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 30,095
MAIN CHARACTERS: Natasha Romanov, Clint Barton, Maria Hill

FIC SUMMARY: War is the child's emptiness, the surrender of identity, the transformation into a simple system: purpose goes in, action comes out. (Natalia Alianovna Romanova, and everything that she became.)


Oh how I love an excellent back story ♥ I love the patchwork history given to Natasha here, and the way she comes to each decision that brings her to SHIELD's door. There are some fleeting pairings, but Natasha and her journey is right at the heart of this story, and it's so, so well done.

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[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: Protector of the Small
FIC LINK: the things you carry.
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] dirgewithoutmusic
RATING/WARNING(S): PG | content notes )
WIP?/WORD COUNT: one-shot | ~ 6,300 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Keladry of Mindelan; ensemble

FIC SUMMARY: After Kel breaks orders and invades Scanra to rescue her Haven civilians in Lady Knight, she is found guilty of treason in wartime.
She escapes with the help of friends and does the only thing Kel could ever conceive of doing in that instance-- she keeps fighting Tortall's war.
This is Kel, however; she is always willing to fight her battles alone, but people will always rise up to fight alongside her.


This is beautiful. I love the use of the language, descriptive and evocative. It captures the characters with few words, but they shine brightly.
Love Keladry here, never givin up. Learning and growing, and just so awesome.

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[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: Harry Potter
FIC LINK: Desk Duty.
AUTHOR LINK: [fanfiction.net profile] mosylu
WIP?/WORD COUNT: one-shot | ~ 1,900 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Irma Pince, Dolores Umbridge

FIC SUMMARY: When she returned to the desk, she found her least favorite member of the faculty behind it, reaching for a drawer. - "I do believe," Madam Pince said in a voice that dripped icicles, "that this is my desk."


Because this is a great view on an seldom mentioned character. Because this a great view on the other things that happened during "Order of the Phoenix". Because it might just have happened like this.

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[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: Captain America (Movies)/The Chronicles of Narnia
FIC LINK: I made myself when I was young.
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] pprfaith
WIP?/WORD COUNT: one-shot | ~ 1,470 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Peggy Carter, Susan Pevensie

FIC SUMMARY: In which neither Peggy nor Susan like the cold.


This is a wonderful little crossover, it works so very well. Love Peggy here, and her thoughts on Susan. Their friendship is very believable. Love the respect they have for each other. I would love to read more of them.

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[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: Temeraire - series
FIC LINK: Captains.
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] StrangerWithMyFace
WIP?/WORD COUNT: one-shot | ~ 2,180 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Perscitia, Arthur Wellesley, Excidium

FIC SUMMARY: Perscitia encounters two men at the London covert, and one of them is her captain.


This is a wonderful character study of Perscitia. I would have loved the see more of her in canon, and this story fills my need a little. Love her thought progress, and I like the ending for the hope it gives me.

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[personal profile] ozqueen
FANDOM: Frozen, Tangled
FIC LINK: Elsa of Corona
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] chrysalisdreams
RATING/WARNING(S): Author chose not to use warnings, G
WIP?/WORD COUNT: work in progress | 90,000+ words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Elsa, Rapunzel, Eugene Fitzherbert/Flynn Rider, King of Corona, Queen of Corona, Mother Gothel


Instead of being sequestered in her room, Elsa is sent by her parents to her Uncle and Aunt, the King and Queen of Corona. King Thomas and Queen Primrose are thunderstruck at the idea of caring for the girl, since their own daughter, Rapunzel, was kidnapped as a baby and is still missing.

Elsa and Anna write letters to each other while Elsa grows up in Corona and Anna grows up in a castle full of people and life. Away from the anxiety exacerbated by her parents, Elsa has more control of her secret ice powers.

Elsa's fate to become the Snow Queen, however, is not so easily escaped.


This fic isn't finished yet, but we're almost there. The first few chapters have some minor spelling/grammar issues but if you're able to get past that the story is FANTASTIC. The characters are all fully fleshed out and the plot is intense and engaging. I love the relationships woven together in this one, and the found family feels hit all my buttons. As we near the end of the fic there are some references to Rapunzel/Eugene, but the story at heart is about Elsa, sent to live with her aunt and uncle in Corona and doing her best to be a good, dependable person and member of the royal family.

The author has chosen not to use warnings. Just very briefly trying to think back, if you want to be sure before going in, I'd say it could be triggering for depression/anxiety, and there is canon-typical violence.

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[personal profile] ozqueen
FANDOM: MCU, Captain America
FIC LINK: What Little Girls are Made Of
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] lise
WIP?/WORD COUNT: complete | 3457
MAIN CHARACTERS: Sharon Carter, Natasha Romanov, Peggy Carter

FIC SUMMARY: Everyone's heard of the Black Widow. Not everyone has the Black Widow dropping into their apartment unannounced to leave her phone number on the table.

Or: Sharon Carter is pretty sure Natasha is trying to make friends with her. Pretty sure.


This is one of the fics that came out of this year's [community profile] galentinesday, and it's so much fun. Three amazing, brainy, badass ladies all interwoven. Natasha is particularly brilliant in this and I love the way her friendship with Sharon is built.

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FANDOM: Harry Potter
FIC LINK: Heir to Nothing but Herself
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] dirgewithoutmusic
RATING/WARNING(S): Not rated, I'd say T, with warnings for PTS/psychological trauma
WIP?/WORD COUNT: complete | 3056


It was not Harry’s heroism, Ron’s desperation, her mother’s love, or her brothers’ toilet seat humor that brought her back (though the toilet seat helped). Ginny breathed deep at night. She wept. She remembered how to rage. She snuck out at night and stole each of her brothers’ brooms in turn. She took to the skies and brought herself back to life.


There are mentions of Harry/Ginny here, but this is undoubtedly a Ginny character fic. It's heartbreaking in its exploration of Tom's possession of her in The Chamber of Secrets. It builds amazing detail in just a few words, and holds Ginny up as the hero of her own story.

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[personal profile] isabelquinn
FANDOM: Once Upon a Time/White Collar
FIC LINK: I Never Stick Around
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] ozqueen
MAIN CHARACTERS: Sara Ellis, Emma Swan

FIC SUMMARY: Sara stops for coffee in a little diner on the way back to Manhattan and finds a kindred spirit in the local sheriff.

RECCER'S NOTES: Sara Ellis and Emma Swan are two of my favourite characters, so I had high hopes for this fic -- and they were well and truly met, and exceeded! <3 One of my favourite sorts of fic are short little ficlets that manage to slip in a whole lot of character exploration, and everything about this fic makes me so happy. Their interaction is absolutely believable, and I never realised until I read this how badly I want Emma and Sara to team up for some reason.
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[personal profile] isabelquinn
FANDOM: War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells / Dracula - Bram Stoker / Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
FIC LINK: Chances
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] TheFierceBeast
RATING/WARNING(S): General / No AO3 warnings apply
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete / 2118
MAIN CHARACTERS: Mina Harker, Jonathan Harker, Alice (Alice in Wonderland), Martians (War of the Worlds)

Original prompt: 
The only characters I nominated are the Narrator and the Martians, but feel free to write about any of the others if you like. I'd love to read anything at all! The only thing I'll beg for is this: please don't "fix" the science with modern knowledge. Old sci-fi is so fascinating to me because yes they're some great stories but also because they're so firmly of their time, they're like glorious little time capsules of every stage of recent scientific discovery and imagination. I'd love to see something in keeping with Wells' era of more limited knowledge but limitless possibility.

Also - so much potential for amazing crossovers! How do Mina and Jonathan/Sherlock and Watson/grown up Alice or Jim Hawkins/Oscar Wilde(?!) fare with the Martians? If you want to write a crossover/fusion type thing I would be all over that. I'm familiar with a lot of Victorian literature, and plenty of modern stuff set around the same time, but even if I don't know your other fandom I'd still be interested in a crossover if there's something you want to write - I get sci-fi disaster fic AND a new fandom, double win :D

RECCER'S NOTES: This fic is amazzziiinnnggg <3 of the three books, the only one I haven't read is War of the Worlds, so I can't comment on that element of it, but I can say that the vocal and turns of phrase in Mina's journal entries felt exactly right, and the whole thing was such a joy to read. Alice's cameo was wonderful too, her little Alice-esque comments felt perfectly Alice without detracting from the seriousness of what's happening to them all. Loved it! <3
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[personal profile] ozqueen
FANDOM: White Collar
FIC LINK: Conscientious Objection
AUTHOR LINK: [livejournal.com profile] arsenicjade
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 600 words


(None given, am using the first line of the fic):

Diana’s first few compositions, hidden behind the austere, tasteless paintings of high class hotels, were dark, full of stark, angry lines and edges that the next artist might cut himself on.


A quick, brilliant character study of Agent Diana Berrigan, past and present. I love the hints of her working relationship with Peter and the absolute steel of her determination. A short fic, but absolutely spot on.