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Man, I have really not been reading fic much at all these days, but I do read something here and there and have collected some reviews. They mostly kind of suck as reviews, as I can't seem to think of much to say, especially when it's something I read a while back and made the mistake of not reviewing at the time (because I didn't have the energy) and now I've forgotten what it was about. >_<

I like the idea of keeping a record of everything I read, but feeling like I have to review after everything I read has made me avoid reading, I think (though that's not the only reason I haven't been reading fic; a large part of it is just that I have just been reading books or manga instead). Meh. :-/

9 reviews: 1 each of Glee, Homestuck, Hot Fuzz, Nobuta wo Produce, and Supernatural, 2 each of Bandom and Harry Potter )
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True Blue by [livejournal.com profile] firedragon9 1/5
Fall Out Boy. 1300 words. Patrick isn't thrilled with cameras in his face, but he does like being able to hold Pete's hand in public, so he figures it's worth it.
Oh man. Bad. )

Dorothy and Ozma in Oz by [livejournal.com profile] biichan 2/5
Wizard of Oz. 1300 words. Dorothy finds out that there are still ways in which her best friend can startle her.
Doesn't really feel like a story. )

Immutability by [livejournal.com profile] miramiraficfic 3/5
Harry Potter. 1200 words. Miss Bones has a problem Minerva doesn't think she can solve. She's more right than she realizes.
Enjoyable, though suffers a bit from the same problem as the one above. )

Like Any Other Night by [livejournal.com profile] rose71 2/5
Harry Potter. 2500 words. Remus has just come out. So why is everyone still talking about Quidditch?
Cute, but clunky. )

Learn as You Go by [livejournal.com profile] marinarusalka 4/5 Recommended
Supernatural. 2300 words. John comes home to find Dean on the couch with a boy.
Definitely believable. )
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Chemistry, Romance, and the Alchemy Thereof by [livejournal.com profile] neotoma 2/5
X-Men. 6300 words. Hank McCoy has two problems - everyone knows, and yet everyone doesn't.
Couldn't get behind the plotline. )

The Only Option by [livejournal.com profile] aworldinside 2/5
Stargate: Atlantis. 1100 words. John knew Lorne understood.
Bad. )

This is a Public Announcement (And You're the Only One Who Knows) by [livejournal.com profile] jjtaylor 3/5
Panic at the Disco. 4800 words. Brendon thinks coming out doesn't make any sense, because you can't just do it once.
Doesn't fit the prompt at all, but a good story. )

After the Flood, All the Colors Came Out by [livejournal.com profile] minkhollow 2/5
Discworld. 6200 words. In the present (just post-Going Postal), Imp returns to Llamedos to catch up with a childhood friend; in the past (ending up a few months post-Hogfather), he comes to terms with certain personal inclinations he couldn't have dealt with if he hadn't left in the first place.
Cute, but really not Pratchetty. )
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I read everything in fandoms I knew for the [livejournal.com profile] axial_tilt challenge on IJ. Got a couple recs, but nothing really excited me hugely.

Charing Cross is Not King's Cross by [livejournal.com profile] ktprincesswitch 2/5
Fall Out Boy/Harry Potter. 3300 words. Oun tour in London, Pete catches sight of someone who looks an awful lot like Hermione.
Cute, but not that well-written. )

The Same Pillow by [livejournal.com profile] marginaliana 2/5
Fall Out Boy. 600 words. Patrick has learned to gauge Pete's state of mind by the words Pete gives him.
I might like it more if I were more familiar with canon. )

Collection Day by [livejournal.com profile] daisy_chan 3/5
Death Note. 500 words. Just because Mello's side is always the losing one doesn't mean Matt is any less anxious to be back on it.
Enjoyable. )

Amendment by [livejournal.com profile] libgirl 3/5
Harry Potter. 900 words. Draco takes stock after the final battle.
Felt plausible. )

Crisis of Faith by [livejournal.com profile] zaph 3/5
Harry Potter. 1100 words. Luna tries to comfort herself with thoughts of her favourite magical creatures while she's held captive.
Not great, but enjoyable. )

Remus's Delicate Condition by [livejournal.com profile] caitirin 2/5
Harry Potter. 1900 words. Remus discloses a personal secret to Sirius who vows to help, once he's done being a prat first.
Needed a canon beta... )

Winged Nike by [livejournal.com profile] wisdomeagle 4/5 Recommended
Harry Potter. 600 words. Teddy/Victoire. They are, both, painted beauties.
Really good. )

Even When You're Gone by [livejournal.com profile] glossing 4/5 Recommended
Hikaru no Go. 1400 words. The second morning of the Hokuto Cup, Mitsuko is nervous.
Neat story about Hikaru's mom. )

Makka na Ito by [livejournal.com profile] dorrie6 3/5
Hikaru no Go. 2800 words. Hikaru's not sure how he feels about Touya playing Ko Yongha.
Cute. )

Resolute by [livejournal.com profile] oneangrykate 3/5
Hikaru no Go. 1800 words. Hikaru's New Year's resolution is to be more of a friend to Touya.
Also cute. )
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We Could Make Beautiful Music Together - 18 (Glenview) by [livejournal.com profile] iphignia939 3/5
Fall Out Boy. 8500 words. Pete answers Patrick's personal ad on Craigslist and they hook up.
Cute. )

Stereo Field by [livejournal.com profile] normalhumanbein 4/5 Recommended
Fall Out Boy. 10,000 words. Cyberpunk/dystopian future AU in which Pete and Patrick meet when Patrick accidentally kills Pete's girlfriend. And then they clone her.
Cool idea. )

That Old Song We Heard When We Were Young by [livejournal.com profile] jocondite 5/5 Recommended
Panic at the Disco. 8500 words. "Yeah, Ryan." Ryan's hand slipped into Spencer's; his fingers were like ice. "We're good."
Perfect. )

Taxonomy by [livejournal.com profile] almostnever 4/5 Recommended
LotRiPS. 2900 words. Ian is an eagle who catches snow marten!Elijah.
Painfully cute and hilarious. )
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Still not reading any new fic, but I've got plenty of reviews saved up on my hard drive to last me for a couple more weeks. :p

How Much Would You Say You Liked... by [livejournal.com profile] nixwilliams 3/5
Top Gear. 200 words. Richard has a present for James.
Funny! )

Reunion Tour by [livejournal.com profile] prillalar 5/5 Recommended
Fall Out Boy/WaT. 400 words. Pete Wentz/Eiji Wentz. A tender tale of long lost love.
Read this whether or not you know either canon, seriously. Funniest thing ever. )

Keep Dancing Through the Night by [livejournal.com profile] thingsyoumissed 3/5
Fall Out Boy/Panic! At the Disco. 1100 words. Pete and Ryan are doing their own thing, so Keltie and Ashlee entertain themselves.
Very cute. )

Hold His Hand Sometimes by [livejournal.com profile] longtime_lurker 3/5
Panic! At the Disco. 1600 words. Ryan asks for her name. Keltie asks for his number. Both of them are thinking, "Cute. But too much eyeliner," and in the mirror, they've got the same color eyes.
Cute! )

Staying Still by [livejournal.com profile] feelingcold 3/5
Fall Out Boy/Panic! At the Disco. 3400 words. Ryan draws on Ashlee. Pete gets a little jealous, maybe.
Enjoyed it. )

Kick and Slide with Me by [livejournal.com profile] embroiderama 3/5
Jensen Ackles/Samantha Ferris. 3000 words. Jensen offers her a backrub and things go from there.
Hot. )
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Today's [livejournal.com profile] 14valentines theme is the peace movement.

And my theme for today is RPF, and I will say right now, it is really hard to find RPF about women. Part of that, I'm sure, is due to search limitations. I didn't have any particular people or pairings in mind, and wanted a variety, but there's not one particular thing I can search for (I tried "rpf" on delicious and got mostly m/m slash (mostly Jared/Jensen, for some reason). I did try plugging in a few names and pairings and got stuff that way, but eh. Still, I managed to find enough for a set (and have several 3/5s I'll post at a later date). I probably could have done an entire set by [livejournal.com profile] belladonnalin if the two fics I did read are representative of their work, but I really wanted a variety of authors, so I refrained. (I will definitely be reading more in the future, though.)

Anyway, on to the recs! I...would have liked less bandom? But bandom was the easiest to find stuff for, so... Also I think all of these can be read without canon knowledge. I barely know who many of these people are myself.

As Girls Go by [livejournal.com profile] belladonnalin 5/5 Recommended
Hannah Wood. 4000 words. Hannah tries to find a place for herself.
Highly recced even if you don't know canon. )

Tsumi to Batsu by [livejournal.com profile] sugarless_666 4/5 Recommended
Shiina Ringo/Kyo (Dir en Grey). 600 words. She thinks they make sense in a strange, wicked sort of way.
Hot and Cute. )

Bend Over Boyfriend by [livejournal.com profile] sinsense 5/5 Recommended
My Chemical Romance. 3100 words. Jamia finds a video and decides to try it out on Frank.
How can something be this hot and this adorable at the same time? )

The Differences and the Space Between by [livejournal.com profile] belladonnalin 5/5 Recommended
Fall Out Boy/My Chemical Romance. 1200 words. The first time Alicia meets Pete Wentz, she is poised and careful, shaking hands professionally and trying to look older than she is.
Awesome! )

All the Pretty Girls Go by [livejournal.com profile] pirateygoodness 4/5 Recommended
Katee Sackhoff/Tricia Helfer. 2600 words. If all good ideas start with not sleeping with Tricia...
Very hot! )

A Better Fuck by [livejournal.com profile] neverneverfic /5 Recommended
Panic! At the Disco. 600 words. Ryan/Keltie. Any boy who called himself "a hotter touch, a better fuck" in his teen years probably had some inaccurate notions of his own prowess.
Hilarious! )

Pretty Pink Ribbon by [livejournal.com profile] 7iris 4/5 Recommended
My Chemical Romance/Mindless Self Indulgence. 1800 words. The thing is, she's been doing this, being Lyn-Z, for a long time now. She knows all about the scene's charming virgin/whore dichotomy, and how the people who say they'll let her are sometimes worse in the long run than the ones who say no upfront.
Hot and adorable. )
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What She Can Have by [livejournal.com profile] redsambuca 3/5
The Academy Is... 1900 words. Bill is a transgirl. She thinks, anyway. She might not be sure.
Pretty good. )

What She Can't Want by [livejournal.com profile] redsambuca 2/5
The Academy Is... 1900 words. Bill deals with the fallout from telling the band members.
Sequel to the above. )

Yes I Am Too, But Who Am I Really? by [livejournal.com profile] theworstliar 2/5
My Chemical Romance. 6300 words. Frank is a trans guy starting his first year at Rutgers, where he's hoping to start a new life as a guy. Gerard is the singer in a queercore band named Valerie.
I would love to give this a higher rating, but... )
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I don't normally like doing several fandoms per post, as it means a shitload of tags, but here's a grab-bag anyway. I'll probably have another Yuletide review post later tonight, too.

Undocumented by [livejournal.com profile] azurejay 4/5 Recommended
Fall Out Boy. 700 words. One of the ways Pete didn't find out Patrick is trans.
Neat AU for Document. )

If You Lived Here (You'd Be Home By Now) by [livejournal.com profile] kissing_athelas 5/5 Recommended
LotRiPS. 33,700 words. Dom needs a new flat ASAP, but what he gets when he moves in with Billy, Orlando, and Elijah is way more than he bargained for.
I'm not sure my love for this fic can be textually rendered. Highly recommended even if you have no clue about LotRiPS; canon knowledge is so not necessary. )

The Road Less Travelled by [livejournal.com profile] scoradh 3/5
Harry Potter. 36,900 words. The adventures of Albus Potter and his friends, Rambo Dursley, Scorpius Malfoy, and Norma and Titiana Abbot.
I loved it initially, but became less excited as time wore on. )
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Lock the Door by [livejournal.com profile] rageprufrock 5/5 Recommended
1300 words. Stargate: Atlantis. Rodney is a high school math teacher with the hots for one of his students - John.
Loved it. )

The Upside of Having Wraith DNA by Kat Reitz and Tzigane 4/5 Recommended
4400 words. Stargate: Atlantis. When John realises he's going to have to have sex with Rodney for trade purposes, he never imagines there'll be tentacles involved.
Hilarious. )

Meeting Notes by [livejournal.com profile] helens78 5/5 Recommended
800 words. Stargate: Atlantis. John's bored at a meeting, and who's nearby? Rodney, of course.
Awesome banter. )

Listen to the Falling Rain by [livejournal.com profile] telesilla 3/5
1400 words. Stargate: Atlantis. It's raining, they have nowhere to be and John is bound and determined to get Rodney to relax.
Loved the mood. )

All That Is Gone by [livejournal.com profile] telesilla 4/5 Recommended
700 words. Stargate: Atlantis. John and Rodney watch the eclipse.
Lots of cool backstory stuff. Also Pink Floyd title FTW. )

Sometimes a Cigar Is... by [livejournal.com profile] telesilla 3/5
500 words. Joe Flanigan/David Hewlett. Joe really knows how to work that cigar.
Dirty talk FTW! )

Sing the Praises of Pants by [livejournal.com profile] telesilla 3/5
300 words. Joe Flanigan/David Hewlett. Joe hates David's new pants, too.
Tight pants FTW! )

Little Do We Know by [livejournal.com profile] helens78 4/5 Recommended
4800 words. Bill Fichtner/Sean Bean. In modern-day New York, a very young dom meets a very young foreigner for the first time.
Random hookup fics + fics about teens/college students = win )

Document by [livejournal.com profile] azurejay 5/5 Recommended
700 words. Fall Out Boy. Patrick's all excited about going to England until his mom reminds him about his passport.
!!!!! )
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I'm not going to be reading much of anything for the next few weeks because I really need to concentrate on writing and then any reading time will be going towards Deathly Hallows, so I figured I'd go ahead and post these two rather than have them sitting on my hard drive for who knows how long.

Also I figured I'd start posting summaries outside of the cut tags, since they're not spoilery.

Where We've Been Before by [livejournal.com profile] helens78 4/5 Recommended
2200 words. SGA. Rodney's friend drags him to a sex club, where he hooks up with John.
Great Rodney POV. )

Une Femme n'est pas Un Homme by [livejournal.com profile] superspleen and [livejournal.com profile] fallingfortruth 3/5
12,100 words. My Chemical Romance. Frank and Mikey are best friends, so Frank's really surprised when he learns Mikey has a sister, Gwen, he never told him about...
Eee! MtF!Ger! And it's a high school (well, at least for Frank and Mikey) AU, too! )
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Take What's Yours by [livejournal.com profile] helens78 3/5
1800 words. Bill Fichtner/Sean Bean. Fun, hot, and has some great lines. )

Indelible by [livejournal.com profile] temve 3/5
2500 words. Jude/Ewan/Daniel Craig. Neat idea. )

Cathedrals and Finger-Steeples by [livejournal.com profile] jocondite 3/5
6200 words. Panic! At the Disco. Cute and very well-written. )

Harlequin Boys by [livejournal.com profile] iphignia939 2/5
2400 words. Panic! At the Disco. Not really my thing. )

More Than Curiosity by [livejournal.com profile] wordsaremyfaith 2/5
1800 words. Panic! At the Disco. Eh. )

Walking Sideways Takes Longer, but You Get There Eventually by [livejournal.com profile] disarm_d 3/5
3300 words. Panic! At the Disco. I loved clueless!Ryan. )

Try It on for Size (It Fits Like a Glove) by [livejournal.com profile] circuity 3/5
2200 words. Fall Out Boy/The Academy Is... Interesting take on the whole genderfuck thing. )

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