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Battlestar Galactica

Into Your Hands by [personal profile] helens78 Rec
2900 words. Explicit. Sam's been locked up in this prison with Leoben for weeks, but he's running out of denial--and Leoben is very, very good with his hands.

This one I feel like I am missing quite a bit because I don't really know BSG (though I have picked up quite a bit through fannish osmosis), but I still really liked it a lot. I think if I had actually watched the show I would rate it even higher.

Big Bang Theory

Kiss a Guilty World in Love by [personal profile] gloss Rec+
400 words. He gave her pale-green plastic clip-on earrings, then a blue scarf, next a sample size bottle of Jean Nate bath splash.

This was written for my prompt of "Sheldon and Meemaw" for the transfic fest, and I was totally thinking of Sheldon as trans, so something like this never even occurred to me, but it's so, so awesome. I love Sheldon and his Meemaw and I love that he's the one to see her for who she is.

Your Logic Is Flawed by [personal profile] glinda Rec
1300 words. She’s not surprised by his reaction, she purposefully hadn’t told him because she knew he’d take it like this. She’s dated a grand total of one guy who took it well and then he went and screwed it up by writing about their sex life on the internet. After that she felt Leonard couldn’t exactly talk about feeling betrayed and having his trust abused.

Another one from the transfic fest. I love Penny & Sheldon friendship almost as much as I love Sheldon & Meemaw and this is just perfectly them.

due South

The Perfect Evening (That Much Is True) by [personal profile] helens78
6600 words. Mature. When Ray meets a really good-looking guy at a Las Vegas bar and agrees to go upstairs with him, he knows there are going to be complications, but he doesn't realize how deep those complications go.

This is one that really needs more fandom knowledge than I have to be appreciated. I definitely recommend it to due South fans; it just didn't really do anything for me.

Sherlock Holmes

It Comes Naturally by [ profile] sinuous_curve
25,400 words. Teen. On a cool Thursday in early September, Watson descended the wide stairs of 221 Baker Street, still yawning away the last of a fitful night's sleep, and found her friend and partner, Sherlock Holmes, sitting at the breakfast table and intently reading a letter. The missive was several pages worth of cramped, dense handwriting and was already spattered lightly with what, at a cursory glance, appeared to be tea.

Watson is a women who has chosen to disguise her sex and live as a gentleman.

This is a gen casefile story with a subplot about Holmes finding out Watson is a woman. Unfortunately the case is not that interesting. The Watson plot is, though, so I think it's worth reading for that if you find that sort of thing interesting. It's tagged as "genderqueer character" and in their author's notes on LJ the author said they thought if Watson were alive today she would ID as such, but I couldn't tell from the text what made her genderqueer as opposed to just living as a man for the freedom it provided. Either way, I do like this Watson a lot.

The other thing (besides the mystery being meh) that keeps me from full-on reccing this is that it had a lot of typos (there's even one in the summary...). :-/

Roll Away Your Stone by [ profile] foxxcub
40,000 words. NC-17. Seventeen-year-old John Watson is set to finish his final year of school with a flourish, until the headmaster assigns John as a "tutor" to an arrogant, yet brilliant new student named Sherlock Holmes. Holmes is not about to be put in his place by this popular rugby player with the too-blue eyes, and John isn't going to let this impulsive fifteen-year-old get away with anything. Neither expects to become friends, but a series of unexpected events and a possible murder mystery bring them closer together than either of them thought possible.

This is cute. A bit of a slow-starter, but once it got going, I enjoyed it quite a bit. It felt a little too modern and I'm not sure I totally bought the characterisations of Holmes and Watson, but neither was enough to really interfere with my enjoyment.

Stargate: Atlantis

When God Left the Ground by [personal profile] busaikko Rec
7800 words. PG. Non-Stargate high school AU apocafic. Ronon thought his world had ended in the outbreaks, but then he was sent to Atlantis Academy.

For a post-apocalyptic story, this was surprisingly cute. XD I'm really glad to see more John/Ronon AUs like this lately.
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Stargate: Atlantis

What It's Made by [personal profile] bluflamingo Rec
7700 words. Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.

Oh, I liked this a lot. I don't like everyone's gay fics when they're set in canon (unless the canon is, like, QAF or something!) because it's just not believable that everyone in a random group of people would be gay. But I do love fics like this, where everyone's gay because it's about a group of friends and their community. (And I liked Rodney being John's one straight friend, too.) Plus! Jinto has a minor part as a trans student at the school where John teaches. Yay! :D

And there is imperfect sex, which is another favorite of mine. A story that starts off with John whacking his head with his surfboard could easily go to the H/C place, but instead it went to John having a concussion and a headache and not being able to get it up when his boyfriend gets back in town and they have their big reunion. Hee. I love it.

Living Is a Gamble by [personal profile] telesilla Rec+
2900 words. Ten years after the Plague, life's a little like an RPG. Or is it more like a comic book?

Wow! This is such an awesome idea and really well executed. Lots of stuff there in only ~3000 words, and aside from a small bit of exposition towards the end, you really get all the info you need about the universe through the events of the story itself. I love being dropped into the middle of something and having to figure it out, especially something like this where there's a lot of stuff going on and a lot of difference from canon. Spoilers ) Just really awesome overall.

All the Colours Came Out by [personal profile] fizzyblogic Rec
3900 words. John and Ronon navigate Earth life.

This is just quiet and sweet and I really liked it a lot.

Synthesis by [personal profile] thingswithwings Rec+
1100 words. Because they have the technology, Rodney's rebuilding him.

Wow, this is so cool! Atlantis finds an Ancient lab with tech that lets them make fake body parts, skin, organs, everything. But the story is about how that begins to change Atlantis. Or how John feels it's changing them. It's not an action story at all, and it could easily feel summaryish, but it doesn't. It feels complete as it is. Just very cool and very well-written.

Big Bang Theory

Moonpie and Meemaw by [ profile] damalur Rec+
3200 words. Meemaw came through the front door Velociraptor-first.

Oh man, this is awesome. It's 100% pure crack (Meemaw has a pet velociraptor!), but the voices are spot-on (I could totally hear Sheldon in my head) and despite being Penny/Sheldon, it actually works (seeing it was Penny/Sheldon in the headers, I had braced myself for some sort of romance, but it wasn't like that).

Supernatural, Sherlock Holmes, The Simpsons

Three untitled ficlets by [personal profile] bossymarmalade Rec
300 words, 400 words, and 300 words respectively. Three ficlets based on icon keywords for Supernatural, Sherlock Holmes, and The Simpsons.

I wasn't sure if I should write up each of these separately or what, but in the end decided on this format, since there aren't individual cut tags or anything to link to, so it would be the same URL three times over. Each of these is based on someone's icon keywords. The SPN one is all right, just a little Sam and Dean interaction/banter, but the Holmes and Simpsons ones are really great. The Holmes one is based on everyone's favorite Hark! A Vagrant "new Watson likes jam", and the Simpsons one is a very cool look at Patty. I really, really want more fic about this Patty!

Sherlock Holmes RPF

Down the Rabbit-hole by [personal profile] gloriamundi Rec+
600 words. "He sits there, pretending to be Holmes who's pretending to believe that the cocaine is going to open doors."

This is really amazing. I have stayed away from RPF for this fandom because so much of it is so, so bad, but I really do want to read fic for it! This has tiny hints of RDJ/Jude, but is mainly just about RDJ and Holmes and what it's like for him to be playing an addict. Really good stuff.


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