longlivehumour: Grey heron (heron)
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FANDOM: MCU / Thor
FIC LINK: Road to Nowhere
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] Lise
RATING/WARNING(S): PG | spoilers for Thor: The Dark World
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 27,700
MAIN CHARACTERS: Loki, Thor, Frigga

FIC SUMMARY: When Loki turns up demanding Thor's help on a quest to retrieve the All-Mother from Valhalla, Thor isn't about to say no. But that doesn't mean he's forgotten anything, and what better time than a road trip through the backwaters of the universe for trying to talk things out?

RECCER'S NOTES: Loki and Thor are both very well written - Loki a genuinely twisty bitter bastard, albeit one who loves his mum, and Thor rather more intelligent than many people give him credit for, especially when it comes to his brother. The worlds they pass through are sometimes harmless, often horrifying, and always weird. Hopping across worlds like stepping stones on the way to Hel, and there is, as always in these stories, a catch...
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FANDOM: Marvel Cinematic Universe / Iron Man / Agent Carter / British Actor rpf
FIC LINK: aunts aren't gentlemen
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] screamlet
RATING/WARNING(S): Teen / none
WIP?/WORD COUNT: complete / 7400 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Tony Stark, Edwin Jarvis, Anna Jarvis, Peggy Carter, Maria Stark, Howard Stark, Paul Bettany

FIC SUMMARY: “First things first,” Tony says. “I loved A Knight’s Tale."

RECCER'S NOTES: Adorable framing of Tony's backstory. Which manages to be both fun and thoughtful. More complicated than a typical exploration of The Ways in Which Howard Sucked, with a nice glimpse at the women who would have been just as formative.
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FANDOM: How to Train Your Dragon
FIC LINK: Blinded by the Sun
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] akamine_chan
RATING/WARNING(S): Teen
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 1867
MAIN CHARACTERS: Hiccup, Toothless

FIC SUMMARY: He'd been offered the honor of killing a dragon, and it turned his stomach. He couldn't do it, and the only choice he had left was to leave his home.

At least he still had Toothless.

RECCER'S NOTES:

A feel-good road trip fic about a boy and his dragon. This isn't a very long fic, but it builds the world outside of Berk up beautifully, and the interwoven paragraphs from Hiccup's dragon manual are a great touch.



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FANDOM: Lost
FIC LINK: Homeward Bound
AUTHOR LINK: [livejournal.com profile] elliotsmelliot
RATING/WARNING(S): PG13 | spoilers for S5
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 8,000
MAIN CHARACTERS: Juliet Burke, James 'Sawyer' Ford, Daniel Faraday

FIC SUMMARY: A year in the life of Juliet Burke, circa 1974.

RECCER'S NOTES:

I love this fic. A great character study of Juliet, what the island means to her, has meant to her and will come to mean to her, with some road trip bonuses, and great banter with Sawyer.



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[personal profile] ozqueen
FANDOM: The Last Unicorn
FIC LINK: Cat's Eyes
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] DrWorm
RATING/WARNING(S): G
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 2888
MAIN CHARACTERS: Schmendrick, Molly Grue

FIC SUMMARY: “Adventures,” Schmendrick mused, “look for men like Lír. The rest of us are lucky to get one a year, if that.”

RECCER'S NOTES:

Ohh, this is the most beautiful thing ever and it fits the magical, weird, haunting tone of the canon so well. The voices are wonderful, and the adventure that Schmendrick, Molly and the Cat embark upon is that wicked blend of terrible and magical.

A lower corner of the web had become unmoored from the tree trunk on which it had been anchored. It moved slightly, caught by the breeze. The cat crouched, tail twitching, then arced through the air with a hunter's purpose. One paw struck at the loose threads, which unraveled further as the web stuck to his fur, quick as taffy.

Molly grasped the cat around the middle and hauled him to her chest. “You mustn't destroy something so beautiful,” she scolded.

“But I am a cat,” he replied, “and it is my nature.”




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FANDOM: Doctor Who | Community
FIC LINK: Tea Time and Time Lords: A Primer
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] blithers
RATING/WARNING(S): G
WIP?/WORD COUNT: 4789
MAIN CHARACTERS: Tenth Doctor, Jeff Winger, Annie Edison, Shirley Bennett, Pierce Hawthorne, Abed Nadir, Troy Barnes, Britta Perry

FIC SUMMARY: The study group travels through space and time.

RECCER'S NOTES: LOL I'M NOT EVEN SORRY ABOUT REC'ING ANOTHER DOCTOR WHO CROSSOVER, YOU GUYS. This is amazing! There are so, so many little Community jokes hidden in it - paintball! Troy and Abed in the morning! And the magic of the Doctor's life (and the sadness of it) is beautifully touched upon too. Everyone is wonderfully in character, and it's the sort of fic you absolutely hope for when both fandoms and the word "crossover" are mentioned. Go and read it!



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[personal profile] ozqueen
FANDOM: The Avengers/Marvel
FIC LINK: Looking for Answers (From the Great Beyond)
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] nerdwegian
RATING/WARNING(S): Teen
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 12,620
MAIN CHARACTERS: Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanov, Tony Stark, Clint Barton, Bruce Banner, Nick Fury

FIC SUMMARY: After the Battle of New York is over, and Loki and the tesseract are returned to Asgard, Steve takes a road trip across the country, and tries to figure out what he wants to do next.

RECCER'S NOTES:

This fic grabs hold of the shot at the end of the Avengers movie, with Steve on his motorcycle, and balloons it into a brilliant fic with Steve catching up on everything he's missed and taking some time out for himself, trying to figure out what his purpose should be.

There is just so much good here - Steve discovering food, and music, and places. It's a happy fic with underlying currents of angst (because you can't have a Steve Rogers fic without a bit of angst, right?) and his purpose and his aimlessness just mix wonderfully. It's really, really well done, and it leaves me with the warm and fuzzies and a great feeling of satisfaction.

There is also some fantastic fan art by [livejournal.com profile] _afterism scattered throughout.



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FANDOM: The Chronicles of Narnia
FIC LINK: Carpetbaggers
AUTHOR LINK: [fanfiction.net profile] cofax
RATING/WARNING(S): T, movie-level violence
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 122,185 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Peter Pevensie, Edmund Pevensie, Susan Pevensie, Lucy Pevensie

FIC SUMMARY: After the coronation festivities, the real work begins.

RECCER'S NOTES:

An amazing, lengthy story of journeys and adventure, set just after the Pevensies are crowned. The politics detailed in this fic are amazing and well thought out - the adventures are dangerous and exciting, and the characterisation is wonderful. The original characters are fantastic, and Narnia is wonderfully detailed.

The Pevensies themselves are brilliant - intelligent, brave, but flawed. They struggle to make sense of their new duties at times, but not once shy away from them. All of them have shining moments in this fic - I can't choose a favourite; I love them all.



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FANDOM: Marvel/The Avengers
FIC LINK: Counterfeit and Counterpart
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] frea_o
RATING/WARNING(S): Teen, violence
WIP?/WORD COUNT: 28,023
MAIN CHARACTERS: Maria Hill, Natasha Romanov, Clint Barton, Jasper Sitwell, Steve Rogers

FIC SUMMARY: Five times Maria Hill doesn’t understand Natasha Romanoff, and why she might be better off that way.

RECCER'S NOTES:

*hands* I know, I know - another Marvel rec from me. I promise I will try to mix it up a bit, but I've been on an Avengers kick lately, and I just want to read all the fic.
This one is fantastic - featuring Maria Hill and Natasha Romanov, all their badassery BAMFness, and the complicated relationship they have. Fantastic voices, great grip of character, and an epic road trip.
(Also, this passes the bechdel test with flying colours.)