|Travis (torachan) wrote,|
@ 2010-07-06 10:32 pm UTC
A Difference of Two by helens78 Rec
3300 words. Mature. When one of the Leobens challenges Anders to a one-on-one game of Pyramid, Anders takes him up on it. But Pyramid's a contact sport, and bruises aren't the only marks Leoben's leaving.
I'm not really familiar with BSG and only read this because I was betaing it, but I enjoyed it quite a bit. Someday I should watch BSG.
You Don't Hate It (Then You Don't Hate It) by helens78 Rec
6500 words. Explicit. When Fraser and Ray need information about a missing musician, Ray sneaks them into a party where some old friends of Ray's are hanging out. It turns out one of them might have some information, but Lew Ashby isn't the kind of guy to let information slip without getting something of his own, and Ashby doesn't want money. Problem is, Ray doesn't trust Ashby completely, so he asks Fraser to step into the room with them and watch his back. And Ashby says Fraser can watch anything he wants...
This is a crossover with Californication, which I am also unfamiliar with, but you really don't need to know any canon there, except that Ashby is played by the same actor who plays Ray. Anyway, this is a sort of "undercover gay" scenario, which is not usually a cliche I like (both because it often goes hand in hand with Gay For You, but also because like Aliens Made Them Do It, it's them being forced together by circumstances, which is not my preferred way of getting characters together), but while the undercover sexing is what gets Ray and Fraser together, they are both already queer, so perhaps that's why I enjoyed this more. Also I was surprised by how much I liked Fraser here. It's in his POV and he's actually really funny.
Ablutions by damned_colonial Rec
950 words. PG. Holmes hasn't been home for two days. When Watson finds him, he's a mess, and Watson won't be seen in public with him unless he cleans himself up.
Yet another installment in the asexual!dom!Holmes series, though this one focuses more on Watson's desire to serve Holmes rather than Holmes actually being dommy.
Constructing Wings to Fly by reddwarfer Rec
1400 words. PG. John never expected a disastrous job interview to be one of the best things to happen to him.
Cute high school/college AU where John and Rodney are both trans guys. :D
Want You (To Find Me) by busaikko Rec
1800 words. NC-17. The beer and the game and this conversation are exactly the terrible kind of seduction he would have expected from John.
Oooooh, non-AU fic where Ronon is ftm. I enjoyed this story a lot, but it also made me really want to know more about Satedan culture in this regard. So someone should write that. :D
Culture Thing by sabinetzin Rec
800 words. NC-17. Dating an alien: it's harder- and easier- than it looks.
Another John/Ronon fic. I liked this a lot. I love stories where people aren't perfectly in sync, but they make it work anyway.
Sarah Connor Chronicles
Out on the Wire by lithiumdoll Rec
60,600 words. Teen. Post-Born to Run, it's a long walk home.
This is a really amazing (and really long) fic that essentially functions as a third season. I enjoyed it a lot and found it fairly plausible, but as it neared the end I was feeling more and more dissatisfied. I am still reccing it because I think it's very much worth reading, but I feel like the ending was kind of a let-down.
I wish there had been more done with Catherine Weaver. I feel like she really wasn't in it much at all and that was a big disappointment. I also would have liked to see more with John Henry and Cameron. (I feel like we didn't really get much resolution with John Henry at all. What happens to him now? He went into the future but that future is closed off? Don't they need his influence in the present?) This definitely suffered in comparison to the show by limiting things to only Sarah's and John's POV.
I did like Sarah and Jessie and Savannah all travelling together. I liked the link between the math teacher John meets and then him being this guy who had watched over Sarah and John the whole time. I liked Murch being there with the time bubble. I wish there'd been more Ellison. Huge lack of Ellison in this fic, which made me sad.
Hmm. I don't know. I did like it, but I think I went into it hoping it would be The Fic, the one that wrapped everything up for me and felt enough like canon that I could be satisfied, but instead it was just a fic. A well-written one, and an interesting one, but not something that had me going "omg this is my canon now!"
What Remains by geonncannon Rec+
600 words. She closes her eyes and imagines she was sitting on the stairs again, watching her father sit with Mr. Flanders in the living room. She remembers her father's anger. "What happened to Marge, the thing that killed her! You won't find that in some book!"
Yes, it's a Supernatural fusion and it is so awesome. Very Simpsons. I love the little meta bits.