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
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: Kakashi and his beautiful bottom (what) (kakashi)
[personal profile] longlivehumour
FANDOM: Mushishi
FIC LINK: The Lonely Traveler
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] cafecliche
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 5,500
MAIN CHARACTERS: Ginko, Adashino

FIC SUMMARY: After becoming snowbound in Adashino's village, Ginko realizes it's no natural storm keeping him there.

RECCER'S NOTES: A lovely little casefic that captures the feel of the series wonderfully. Contains Ginko being 100% done with everyone, Adashino being Adashino, and an intriguing mushi.
ozqueen: (books: pride and prejudice: fanfiction)
[personal profile] ozqueen
FANDOM: Pride and Prejudice
FIC LINK: Bad Influence
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] overeducatedandoverworked
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 611
MAIN CHARACTERS: Fitzwilliam Darcy, Elizabeth Bennet, Georgiana Darcy

FIC SUMMARY: Mr. Darcy always thought that gambling was unladylike. But then, he thought a lot of things, and look how that turned out.


Small, sweet and delightful! At only 600 words it's a quick read but very in character and easily imagined as something that could happen post-canon.

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
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!


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
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.

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[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.

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[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: Malory Towers
FIC LINK: Not Right About Everything.
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] Lefaym
WIP?/WORD COUNT: ficlet | ~ 330 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Gwendoline Mary Lacey

FIC SUMMARY: The girls at Malory Towers weren't right about everything.

RECCER'S NOTES: This is such a great little character study. Moreoften than not Gwendoline has my sympathies even though she was horrid sometimes. And while she is still herself here she does grow up.

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[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: Attack the Block
FIC LINK: A Flag That Bears the Name.
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] Chash
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
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.


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
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.


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.

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[personal profile] ozqueen
FANDOM: Gone Girl
FIC LINK: Pick in the Ice
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] heartkeepingopenhouse
RATING/WARNING(S): M | implied/referenced suicide
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 1421
MAIN CHARACTERS: Rhonda Boney, Amy Elliot Dunne

FIC SUMMARY: “Insanity is relative. It depends on who has who locked in what cage.”


This is so chilling. I will admit I haven't read the book, I have only seen the movie, so I can't speak for the accuracy on characterisation beyond that, but the way this fic is told and set out to reveal exactly what's happened is nothing short of brilliant. Rhonda and Amy face off against each other and it's so understated and sharp and cold. I honestly thought I'd rec'd this one already, but the tags tell me I haven't, so go and read it now!

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[personal profile] ozqueen
FANDOM: Father Ted
FIC LINK: It's All The Rage On The Mainland
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] suitablyskippy
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.)


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.

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[personal profile] dirty_diana
FIC LINK: The Closest Exit May Be Behind You
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] throughadoor
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.
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[personal profile] dirty_diana
FANDOM: Jupiter Ascending
FIC LINK: To Be Sure of You
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] splash_the_cat [dreamwidth.org profile] splash_the_cat
WIP?/WORD COUNT: complete / 5000 words
MAIN CHARACTERS: Vladie Bolotnikov, Caine Wise

FIC SUMMARY: Vladie is sure Jupiter is caught up in something, maybe something bad, and he's bound and determined to... Well, okay, let's be honest, he's probably going make it so much worse.

RECCER'S NOTES: Adorable and fun odd couple fic, and a chance to see Jupiter's outrageous world and hot/terrifying boyfriend from the point of view of a newcomer: Jupiter's cousin Vladie, who manages to get himself tangled up in the latest plot against Jupiter's life.
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[personal profile] dirty_diana
FANDOM: The Goblin Emperor
FIC LINK: Passage
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] bigsunglasses
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.
ozqueen: (holidays: christmas: gregory peck)
[personal profile] ozqueen
FANDOM: Orange is the New Black
FIC LINK: Sweet and Sour
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] thelittlestbird
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 3258
MAIN CHARACTERS: Cindy "Black Cindy" Hayes, Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren, Poussey Washington, Galina "Red" Reznikov, Piper Chapman, Janae Watson, Mei Chang, Ginsberg

FIC SUMMARY: Now that she's Jewish, what will Cindy do on Christmas?


Funny and heartfelt at once, with voices wonderfully true to canon. Cindy's conversion is one of my favourite storylines and this fic does justice to it absolutely perfectly.

ozqueen: (books: bsc: death eaters)
[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.

thady: (DIV  -  full-moon owl)
[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: Burn Notice
FIC LINK: Commercial Value.
AUTHOR LINK: [livejournal.com profile] arsenicjade
WIP?/WORD COUNT: ficlet | ~ 920 words

FIC SUMMARY: For all his practicality, his cleverness in getting them in and out of situations, Fiona wonders if Michael ever thinks about the fact that he’s never had his body put on display for the sake of culling information, thumbing ID, whatever.


Fiona is my favorite character in Burn Notice. This is a really neat little character study.
(And after reading it I really want her Natasha Romanov to meet up. How awesome would that be?)

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[personal profile] ozqueen
FANDOM: Back to the Future
FIC LINK: Time is a Wave and a Particle
AUTHOR LINK: [fanfiction.net profile] kleenexwoman
RATING/WARNING(S): K+ | mental health issues/discussion/medicating
WIP?/WORD COUNT: complete | 7,000
MAIN CHARACTERS: Marty McFly, Doc Brown

FIC SUMMARY: Warning: Side effects may include insomnia, drowsiness, headaches, dizzy spells, fainting fits, hysteria, ennui, apophenia, hallucinations, seizures, amnesia, comas, death, and slight nausea. Safe when used as directed.


Oh, this is horrifying and heartbreaking in the best way. I haven't been able to forget this fic since I first read it - such an amazing interpretation of the canon and how things could have been.

thady: (DIV  -  Stars blue)
[personal profile] thady
FANDOM: The Secret Garden
FIC LINK: A Garden in the Punjab.
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] Rosie_Rues
WIP?/WORD COUNT: one-shot | ~ 8,300 words

FIC SUMMARY: There is another garden, in India. These are the women of that garden, over two generations, Mary's mother and ayah, and both their two daughters. In the end, I'm afraid, this is only where the story begins, but I hope it opens up the original story and takes us out into the world beyond the secret gardens.


This is such a lovely story. I love how this unfolds, the strands of the story parting and coming back together. I love the original characters here, and the background characters. They really come to life here.