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FANDOM: Star Wars
FIC LINK: Zero
AUTHOR LINK: Apache (scroll down the page)
RATING/WARNING(S): G
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 4,200
MAIN CHARACTERS: Finis Valorum, Qui-Gon Jinn

FIC SUMMARY: Valorum tries to discover Jinn's human side. Part of the "Fin & Jinn" series. Follows "Well Begun".

RECCER'S NOTES: This is part of a series exploring the friendship between Qui-Gon Jinn, Jedi Master and troll, and Finis Valorum (as in, "I move for a vote of no confidence in Chancellor"). The latter has exactly seven lines in canon (I checked), but his character is fully fleshed out here and his rather odd friendship with Qui-Gon is as believable as it is inevitable. This particular story takes place when both characters are young men, each still trying to decipher the other.

I wish I knew if this author is still writing somewhere. They have a very thoughtful approach to storytelling and character that I'd love to see again.

Aaaand I'm done!
longlivehumour: Roses are red / antiplastic is blue / bananas are fantastic / and so are you (ninth doctor)
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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...
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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
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FANDOM: Marvel Cinematic Universe
FIC LINK: Infinite Coffee and Protection Detail - series.
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] owlet
RATING/WARNING(S): PG-13
WIP?/WORD COUNT: series [two complete stories posted so far] | ~ 87,000 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Bucky Barnes; Steve Rogers, team

FIC SUMMARY: The mission resets abruptly, from objective: kill to objective: protect.

RECCER'S NOTES:

There are two complete stories posted so far. You could read only one or the other, but it works better together. While there could be more, each story has an clear ending.

The first one depicts Bucky's reclamtion of himself from the Winter Soldier. I love how this is depicted, how it wars inside of him. Love also the humor that is spread throughout the story. It's hard work for him, so the humor is very much appreciated. He has some help though, the OCs are great!

The second story deals with Bucky's integration into the team. I love how he learns to connect with each of them, each in their own way.

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FANDOM: Starsky & Hutch
FIC LINK: The Beginnings and Endings Series
AUTHOR LINK: [livejournal.com profile] kuonji14
RATING/WARNING(S): varies from PG-13 to NC-17, contains scenes of both statutory and violent rape
WIP?/WORD COUNT: 8 installments, 27,789 words total
MAIN CHARACTERS: Kenneth Hutchinson, David Starsky, OMC

FIC SUMMARY: A case taking a bad turn reveals a part of Hutch's past that he had thought long buried.

RECCER'S NOTES: My first rec here! It's a plot that's rarely tackled in gen fics, but this series is one of the best stories I've ever read about a character struggling to deal with and communicate his experience of child sexual abuse. It's subtle, sensitive, and thoughtfully-crafted, with a keen, sophisticated awareness of how to structure a scene. It's candid about sordid details and stigma, and contains breathtaking displays of intense affection and intimate observations and conversations between the two main characters that few authors have the maturity to portray in a platonic friendship.