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Harry Potter

Fist Meets Face (The Ron Weasley Remix) by [livejournal.com profile] thelastgoodname Rec+
3300 words. Five perfect moments in Ron Weasley's life.

This is a sequel to Five Times Hermione Granger Punched Draco Malfoy (by [livejournal.com profile] thelastgoodname) and Five Times Draco Malfoy Took it in the Face From One H. Granger (by [livejournal.com profile] lunabee34). I love those two fics and this is everything I could have hoped for in a sequel and more. I would never have thought of Hermione/Ron/Draco would work but omg it so does. This is so awesomely fucked up.

Changeling by [livejournal.com profile] lydiabennet Rec+
2100 words. G. Fred wants a dog more than anything, and he'll do anything to get one. Anything at all.

Wow. Just wow. This is amazing, one of those stories that leaves me totally jealous of the author's skill and imagination. I wish I'd written this!

Happy Families Are All Alike (Until You Look Under the Surface) by anon Rec
2100 words. R. Ron has his happily ever after with Pansy. But all is not necessarily as it seems.

Oh, I really liked this. There's a lot of fic where evil Slytherins have the good guys under a spell or keep them captive til they go insane and construct this sort of fantasy to survive, and I love how the author went the opposite way with this (and how slowly it's revealed).

The Middleman

The Holiday Homecoming Intervention by [livejournal.com profile] hematitebadger Rec
6600 words. G. Lacey has the same wish this year that she's had every Christmas. But this year, she just might get it.

Aww, this is just adorable. I could totally see this being an episode.

The Simpsons

Very Deliberately Waiting by [personal profile] gloss Rec+
2200 words. G. "Our children are conspiring against us, did you know that?"

Oh, this is so awesome! It's exactly the sort of Simpsons fic I love best. I mean, I like humor fic, too, but I really like stuff like this that both feels totally right for the Simpsons universe, but gives it depth and isn't just wacky hijinks. And Marge/Manjula is not a pairing I ever thought about, but it works so well here.
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A little more remix, one [livejournal.com profile] lgbtfest from last year, one from the Transfic Mini Fest (man, I really need to write up my reviews for everything I read there), and one just because.

The Middleman

The Prurient Pollen Pollutant Proposition (The Classic Mirrorverse AU) by [personal profile] thedeadparrot Rec
1700 words. When you get right down to it, Wendy knows she's a totally bitchin' bad guy.

This takes what was originally just a Wendy/Middleman PWP and makes it evil!Wendy seducing the Middleman so she can get her hands on the HEYDAR. As I say below, the original didn't work for me at all, but this turned it into something I could totally believe.

It's Always the Classics by [personal profile] medie
1100 words. When you get right down to it, Wendy knows, she'd make a bitchin' bad guy.

This is cute and the dialogue was very Middleman-ish, but it's also Wendy/Middleman, and I just found myself going "but wait, what about Tyler? What about Lacey?" through the whole thing. I am already a pretty hard sell on this pairing, because I just didn't get that vibe from them at all, but I am not opposed to reading it. I just need to know what happened to Tyler and Lacey.

due South

Roll Back Down to the Warm Soft Ground (Dog and Butterfly Remix) by [personal profile] helens78 Rec
1200 words. Things have never been easy between Benton and Meg, and the morning after is no exception. A shared breakfast of muffins might help.

My due South fannish osmosis has not extended to characters other than Fraser and the two Rays, but this works well even without knowing the characters. I especially like Fraser's POV on the muffin scene from the original. (Fandom loves the whole "brocolli test" thing where characters are really in tune with each other, but I love stuff like this where they're just not on the same wavelength.) I also really liked the halting conversation at the end.

Makes the Beautiful World (In the Morning) by [personal profile] wintercreek
700 words. The barista winks at her, and Meg looks away and feels her cheeks heat slightly. It pleases her a bit for him to think she got lucky last night, even if it didn't happen the way he's probably guessing. She did get lucky, though - an intimate experience, fully clothed.

This is cute.

Stargate: Atlantis

Too Good (the YKIOK,IJNMK Remix) by [personal profile] telesilla Rec
3400 words. So apparently their whole relationship was based on a lie.

My thoughts on the original are here, but can be boiled down to "wow, that was really problematic for me". The remix keeps the part where John and Rodney are in a relationship based on mutual misunderstanding, but gets rid of the kink-negativity I felt in the original. I really liked it. And I love the whole discussion they have, and the way John gets angry, but realises he's partly to blame, too. Good stuff!

Iron Man

Walking in These Shoes by [livejournal.com profile] redfiona99
7200 words. Pepper Potts is the woman she'd always wanted to be. It's probably not all Tony's fault that her well-ordered life has just been blown to pieces. But it's definitely mostly his fault.

I liked this, but not as much as I was hoping, considering it's mtf!Pepper and I was really looking forward to that. It was just kind of clunky and overly expositiony (not to mention a random two-sentence blip into Tony's POV) and I kept wishing the writing had been just a little bit better. Also...Gwyneth Paltrow does not have large breasts, so I was very confused as to why Pepper would have had to have implants to look like that.

Uncertainty Principle by [personal profile] lienne Rec+
1000 words. He is a boy in the process of becoming a man, and the process is almost—but never quite—finished.

This one I really loved! I really like the idea of Tony being trans and I love how much his confidence in himself is shaken by his feelings for Rhodey.

Concession by [personal profile] obsession_inc Rec+
26,400 words. An AU diverging from canon after the first movie: Christine Everhart investigates the disappearance of Tony Stark and Pepper Potts.

Wow. WOW. This is amazing. I don't know what I was expecting, but it wasn't this. If you like mystery/horror you might want to check this out, even if you're not really familiar with Iron Man. I really, really loved Christine here, and all the OCs.

Best read without spoilers, but... )

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