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Hrr, so. I had this last batch of [livejournal.com profile] lgbtfest fics from last year that I never read. XD And now the fest is running again, so I figured I'd better get these out of the way first before I start on the new ones. ^_^;;

Four Years Later by [livejournal.com profile] ria_oaks 2/5
Supernatural. 4800 words. Retelling of the pilot, but the reason Sam left home was because he's gay.
Needs editing. )

The Braid by [livejournal.com profile] pandore27 2/5
Star Wars. 5400 words. Dormé loves Amidala. Amidala loves politics. That's the problem.
Not really my style, but not horrible. )

Fantastica by [livejournal.com profile] pandore27 2/5
Star Wars. 2200 words. Everything feels the same, and yet everything's changed.
I'm not sure why this is even labelled fanfic... )

A Remote Aspect by [livejournal.com profile] lilfluffykitten 2/5
Dracula. 1600 words. Jonathan finds his enforced loneliness leads him to some uncomfortable realisations.
Fits the tone of the novel well, but I just wasn't feeling it. )

Marching Orders by [livejournal.com profile] bwinter 3/5
Discworld. 2900 words. Polly's next war, and Maladicta.
Cute, though I think I would probably have enjoyed it more if I could actually remember much from Monstrous Regiment... )

How Stephen Colbert Proved Jon Stewart Is a Lady by [livejournal.com profile] sarken 4/5 Recommended
Colbert Report. 4900 words. Stephen is a straight man. Stephen is attracted to Jon. Therefore, it logically follows that Jon must be a woman.
Hilarious. )
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Number Thirteen by Lemuel Cork 5/5 Recommended
Arsenic and Old Lace. 4800 words. Dr. Einstein and Jonathan Brewster on the run.
So awesome! )

In Which Worlds Collide and Eeyore Investigates a Terrible Crime by [livejournal.com profile] flambeau 4/5 Recommended
Discworld/Winnie the Pooh. 5400 words. In which worlds collide. Also, Eeyore investigates a terrible crime, with some unexpected assistance.
I don't usually like crossovers, but this is great. )

Miracle at 23 Meteor Street by [livejournal.com profile] soupytwist 3/5
Spaced. 400 words. Tim is not pleased at the idea of Kylie Minogue on Doctor Who.
Cute little vignette. )

What Friends Are For by [livejournal.com profile] spamala97 2/5
Spaced. 2800 words. Tim doesn't know what he wants. Daisy tries to help.
Wow, this was really horrible. )

It's Midnight and Daisy Steiner's Ex-Boyfriend is a Massive Wanker by [livejournal.com profile] smithereen 5/5 Recommended
Spaced. 1200 words. Daisy's just got dumped, but Tim is there to comfort her.
Utterly perfect. )

Harry Potter and the Reluctant Fanboy by [livejournal.com profile] puritybrown 3/5
Spaced. 3400 words. Tim's been a fan before. He's determined not to get burned again.
I really liked the beginning, but the rest not so much. )
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Ten more and I still haven't finished my first pass. I ended in the Bs, so unless there turn out to be a ton of small A fandoms I know, the final first pass batch will probably be smaller.

Tension by [livejournal.com profile] lucathia_rykatu 3/5
Bakuman. 1400 words. Mashiro and Takagi argue over the reason for the popularity of their most recent chapter in Jump, disagreeing about the 'tension' between the characters.
Cute, though the writing could use some work. )

The Sandwich Story by [livejournal.com profile] obfuscate3 4/5 Recommended
Calvin and Hobbes. 1300 words. Calvin grows up.
Loved the ending. )

The Tiger Song by [livejournal.com profile] rabidsamfan 3/5
Calvin and Hobbes. 100 words. Hobbes makes Calvin sing a song about the awesomeness of tigers.
Cute. )

Heaven by LMT 4/5 Recommended
Closer. 1500 words. Larry comes to the strip club again, looking for Alice.
Great missing scene. )

Out of the Dark by [livejournal.com profile] technosage 5/5 Recommended
Dr. Seuss. 1300 words. They shouldn't have been in the park that night. It came from out of the dark, into their lives, into their hearts.
Damn, this is completely awesome. Dr. Seuss horror. )

I Am Not Clark, My Name Is Pete by [livejournal.com profile] googlebrat 4/5 Recommended
Dr. Seuss. 1200 words. These children found me, in the park. They took me home. They called me Clark.
Very impressive! )

There Is No I or You by [livejournal.com profile] nyssa23 3/5
Frasier. 1300 words. Niles tries to communicate with Daphne using someone else's poetry.
Good voices for all the characters. )

What Happened After by [livejournal.com profile] steelneko 2/5
The Dixie Chicks' "Goodbye Earl". 400 words. The police did find Earl eventually.
Very summary-ish epilogue to the song. )

Strawberry Jam by [livejournal.com profile] vampedvixen 3/5
The Dixie Chicks' "Goodbye Earl". 1800 words. The story of Wanda and Mary Anne.
Fleshes out the song some, but doesn't add much )

Suddenly I See by [livejournal.com profile] norah 3/5
So You Think You Can Dance. 6200 words. Being on the show is a journey, all right. But it's not just about dancing.
Cute. No canon knowledge necessary. )
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Still not done with my first pass through, but here are another ten. I might get a final first-pass batch up sometime later tonight before going to bed. I've seen lots of stuff I really want to read as I went through, but as I said before, I'm holding off on any larger fandoms and only reading stuff with one or two fics. (Also holding off on anything with fics that seem too long.)

Wind in the East 5/5 Recommended
Mary Poppins. 3200 words. Mary Poppins is magic. Bert has known this since he was nine years old.
This is totally my canon now. )

Overture 3/5
Mary Poppins. 1000 words. Bert and Mary's first meeting.
Cute, but suffers from being read after the one above. )

Audition 2/5
The Decemberists' "The Mariner's Revenge Song". 1800 words. The narrator of the song joins up with the pirates.
Didn't really feel anything like the song to me. )

Final Moments 4/5 Recommended
The Decemberists' "The Mariner's Revenge Song". 3200 words. After fifteen years of waiting, the widow's daughter finally gets her hands on the captain.
Now this one fits the song perfectly. )

Rarely Told in Full 4/5 Recommended
Lemony Snicket. 2100 words. And if a woman you loved for years says, "I love you, but I can not be with you and I hope this two hundred page book I have sent with your engagement ring explains why," you would likely look over the fact that she still loves you and instead focus on the fact that she is now married to another man and pregnant.
Great Snicket voice. )

All's Fair in Love 2/5
Kusatta Kyoushi no Houteishiki. 3400 words. Masayoshi wants something Atsushi isn't sure he can give.
Oh dear. Just bad. )

One Night at the Pizza Pizza 3/5
Moxy Fruvous' "King of Spain". 800 words. Life may never be the same again at the Pizza Pizza for this former King of Spain.
Great up until the super-rushed ending. :-/ )

Coffee with Membrane 1/5
Invader Zim. 1000 words. Zim and Professor Membrane chat.
This is like all those horribly unfunny Zim fics I found on FFN. )

Back to the Hideous Future 5/5 Recommended
Invader Zim. 1700 words. The more things change, the more things stay the same. Particularly Dib's unfortunately prominent forehead.
Best Zim fic I've ever read, hands down. )

Animals! Heed the Story of Kun 2/5
Wicked. 600 words. Students of Ozian history may be interested to know that the propaganda of the Glorious Wizard was not directed solely towards non-Animals.
Doesn't quite live up to its promise. )
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I decided to start at the end of the archive and go backwards, though I skipped over a lot of fandoms that had more than three fics each as I figured I'd make individual fandom review posts for those.

The Amazing Adventures of Hat Guy and the Girl Who Stole His Hat 5/5 Recommended
xkcd. 1000 words. It's not all fun and games, being an evil dude in an evil hat. Except, it kind of is.
Perfectly captures the feel of the comic. )

OMG Velociraptors! 4/5 Recommended
xkcd. 300 words. It started with velociraptors and ended with the LHC.
Totally feels like it could be a strip. )

I Could Never Be Your Woman 3/5
Ugly Betty. 2200 words. Christina catches Daniel trying on women's clothes, trying to figure out what made Alex want to be a woman.
Good idea turned out to be nothing but a vehicle for porn. )

Marc's Guide to Dating 1/5
Ugly Betty. 1000 words. Daniel decides he's "gay curious" and goes to Marc for advice.
This was so bad it could have been on babb_chronicles. )

Hunting High and Low 4/5 Recommended
A-ha's "Take on Me". 3100 words. Why is there always a pipe wrench when he needs one?
Yes, Take on Me. This is pretty damn awesome, actually. )

You're Too Blind to See 2/5
Penny Arcade. 1300 words. The thing was, it really had all started off not much different from Gabe's usual sort of insanity.
Trying to hard to be funny and thus ends up not funny at all. )

Loathing 1/5
Penny Arcade. 1200 words. Ever since he'd first played against Tycho Brahe, Johnathan Gabriel hated his guts.
Wow, this is so bad. D: )

The Meeting: or How Gabe Came to Fight the Devil 4/5 Recommended
Penny Arcade. 1200 words. "Everything was going great - That is, until he fought the devil."
Backstory for the PA video game, but totally enjoyable even without having played it. )

Tears Dry on Their Own 2/5
Paradise Kiss. 2800 words. Time keeps moving forward, and Yukari still feels like she's racing to catch up. But she's not behind, not anymore.
More a summary than a proper story. )

Fumbling Cartography 2/5
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. 1200 words. A little vignette set the morning after a night with Tracy Bacon.
I feel like this would have worked better as a drabble. )
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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 have been reading a ton of manga rather than fic, but meanwhile, I have a huge backlog of reviews to post, so... *posts*

Tough Legacy by [livejournal.com profile] sarajayechan 2/5
Babysitters' Club. 2000 words. After his breakup with Mary Anne, all Logan wants to do is forget the BSC. Fortunately, he's not alone.
Eh, not that great. )

Opening Night by [livejournal.com profile] wisdomeagle 3/5
Babysitters' Club. 1000 words. Janine goes to one of Claudia's art exhibits.
Enjoyable. )

Nancy Drew and the Case of the Fluctuating Sexuality by [livejournal.com profile] zoemargaret 3/5
Nancy Drew. 1200 words. When Nancy sees George kissing another girl, she can't get it out of her head.
Cute. )

No Mortal Peril Needed by [livejournal.com profile] medie 3/5
Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew. 900 words. Nancy thinks it would be so easy to give in and get lost in themselves for a while.
Cute. )

Get It Faster by [livejournal.com profile] plasticeneposes 3/5
Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew. 1100 words. Sometimes, Nancy thought it would be easier if she were just having an affair.
Cute. )

A Case of You by [livejournal.com profile] ave_eva 3/5
Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew. 3600 words. Nancy, at a crossroads in her life, runs across an old friend.
Enjoyable. )

Sanguine by tiscwslabmuz 2/5
Nancy Drew. 1600 words. Nancy, Bess, and George make a return visit to Red Gate Farm, to investigate an unusual crime.
Left me really confused... )

Aube by [livejournal.com profile] tocomfortyou 2/5
Jane Eyre. 1200 words. Jane/Helen. "Careful," she cried as we fell to the grass, new spring buds blossoming around and within us. I stifled her cries with a hand, and then a mouth, and then the world grew pungent and heady and spun before me like a wild carriage ride.
Eh...just really didn't do anything for me. )
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Today's [livejournal.com profile] 14valentines theme is economics and work.

And my theme today is moar Yuletide! I was scrambling quite a bit here, as I read a ton that I didn't like well enough to rec, but finally I hit seven, huzzah (and luckily I had three already set aside from December/January). Tomorrow it's SPN, then back to HP again for the final day.

Fear the La Vega of Loathing by [livejournal.com profile] dien 5/5 Recommended
Kingdom of Loathing. 3900 words. The tale of Bernice the Seal Clubber.
AWESOMESAUCE. )

The Royal Tea-Party by [livejournal.com profile] ladysisyphus 5/5 Recommended
Final Fantasy Tactics. 3500 words. Squire Agrias guards young Princess Ovelia for the first time.
Very well-written and poignant. )

Of Candlelit Rooms and Ambitions Too Great by [livejournal.com profile] v_voltaire 4/5 Recommended
Final Fantasy Tactics. 4800 words. The rule of Queen Ovelia, from its greatest heights to its ending tragedy.
Interesting and well-written. )

I Know How You Feel, No Secrets to Reveal by [livejournal.com profile] sundancekid 5/5 Recommended
Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew. 1900 words. Six months after Double Crossing, Nancy runs into Frank at a ski lodge.
Really read like the books! )

Q&A by [livejournal.com profile] medie 4/5 Recommended
Batman Begins. 3200 words. Vicki Vale investigates Bruce Wayne.
Felt like it could be canon. )

Home for the Holidays by [livejournal.com profile] googlebrat 4/5 Recommended
Discworld. 1500 words. That one Christmas Susan did get to spend at Death's house as a child.
So perfect! )

The Birthday of Eternity by [livejournal.com profile] panjianlien 5/5 Recommended
Discworld. 4200 words. In which Death has a Very Difficult Client and appeals to Nanny Ogg for assistance.
Awesome Nanny Ogg voice. )
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Today's [livejournal.com profile] 14valentines theme is reproductive rights and I'm back to recs again. In my mad scramble to find fandoms with female characters, I turned to Yuletide, especially since I already had several that I'd read and not yet posted reviews of! I'll have a couple more Yuletide sets over the next weeks as well, since it really is a great source of female-centric fics.

Perhaps thanks to the popularity of sites such as Claudia's Room, there was a huge surge in Babysitters' Club fics this year, most of which were totally awesome as you can see. (Maybe I should have saved these for tomorrow's theme of sexuality, since they're all totally queer, but I will have fic to post for that theme tomorrow!)

Look Up by [livejournal.com profile] sprat 5/5 Recommended
Ma Vie en Rose. 2300 words. Ludo and Chris ten years later.
Awesome! )

Things Found by [livejournal.com profile] llyfrgell 4/5 Recommended
Imagine Me & You. 1800 words. This is what happened next.
Very cute. )

Hydrangeas by [livejournal.com profile] bluflamingo 5/5 Recommended
Imagine Me & You. 4100 words. Heck and Rachel and Luce and H after the film.
The perfect sequel. )

Claudia and Janine's Secret by greyathena 5/5 Recommended
Babysitters' Club. 1800 words. College-aged Claudia and Janine meet up for lunch.
Awesome sister story (that's totally not incest like the title makes it seem). )

Could Be Worse by [livejournal.com profile] pocky_slash 4/5 Recommended
Babysitters' Club. 3000 words. Pamela Harding thinks that Barnard is the answer to all of her problems in Stoneybrook. Unfortunately, her biggest problem seems intent on following her.
Babysitter's Little Sister futurefic! Awesome! )

Abby's Hanukkah Tales! by [livejournal.com profile] wisdomeagle 4/5 Recommended
Babysitters' Club. 3000 words. Isn't homoerotic bickering the true meaning of every holiday? Lesbian drama, terrible puns, and no one grows older but everyone's gay. In other words, just like canon.
Very, very funny. )

Kristy's Worst Fear by [livejournal.com profile] tornyourdress 5/5 Recommended
Babysitters' Club. 1900 words. Kristy has something to tell Mary Anne.
This could actually be a BSC book. )
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Woohoo! This is the last of the Yuletide stuff I had bookmarked from last year! And just in time. Today is the first day of Merry Smutmas. So uh, sorry for people who don't read Harry Potter, but I will be reviewing HP almost exclusively for the next month. I may read other stuff here and there, but if this year's Smutmas is anything like last year's there will be a lot of long fics and I won't have much time to do anything but frantically try to keep up.

Al Detente by thermidor 3/5
Good Eats. 2400 words. How Alton Brown met W.
Very funny and plausible. )

Cioppino Royale by neko_chelle 3/5
Good Eats. 2700 words. An ordinary shopping trip goes terribly wrong when Elton gets kidnapped and Alton must prove his skills to Sandra Lee.
Also funny and plausible. )

Quite a Buzz by [livejournal.com profile] delurker 3/5
Dead Zone. 3800 words. When Johnny is asked to get a vision from a water-damaged record book and ends, he gets more than he bargained for.
Enjoyable, but had some pacing problems. )

Underbelly by RuM 3/5
Neverwhere. 1800 words. Vandemar and Croup approach Hunter with a job.
Plausible, but needs editing. )

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective (If Somewhat Unnecessarily Violent) Assassins by Apathy 4/5 Recommended
Neverwhere. 1900 words. Seven Croup & Vandemar vignettes.
Very funny. )

If You'd Been Listening by Kastaka 2/5
Neverwhere. 8000 words. The further adventures of Richard, Door, and the Marquis.
Major characterisation problems. )
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To Make Much of Time by [livejournal.com profile] jennyo 3/5
Anne of Green Gables. 1200 words. A little vignette between Anne and Diana when Anne's home from college.
Enjoyable. )

A (Most Dreadfully) Involuntary Sin by mardia 4/5 Recommended
Anne of Green Gables. 1800 words. Five vignettes over the course of Diana's life.
Lovely Diana voice. )

Talk of the Town by Rina 3/5
Anne of Green Gables. 2000 words. Avonlea reacts to the news of Anne and Gilbert's engagement.
Fun with small-town gossip. )

For Friendship's Sake by anotherusedpage 2/5
His Dark Materials. 1100 words. Iorek's POV as he travels with Lee Scoresby to Svalbard to find Lyra.
All right, but not that interesting. )

Being Happy Starts Now by lamiadrielan 1/5
His Dark Materials. 1000 words. Monologues from Will, Lyra, and Lee after the series.
Just bad. )

The Exquisite Barometer by Vehemently 4/5 Recommended
His Dark Materials. 9700 words. As a uni student, Will goes to the US one summer on an exchange program.
Excellent. )
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Just two more batches of Yuletide fics after this. I can't believe it's taken me the entire year to get through everything I bookmarked. XD I don't know if this year will be better or worse. There are hundreds more participants, but it seemed like I knew even fewer of the fandoms nominated this time around.

Pearl Earrings by Paceus 2/5
Discworld. 5700 words. The Watch investigate a jewellery theft.
Didn't so much end as stop in the middle. )

At the End by Kahvi 3/5
Discworld. 2100 words. Susan, subbing in for Death, meets Granny Weatherwax.
Well-written and Pratchetty. )

Home for the Holidays by Carmilla 5/5 Recommended
Discworld. 1100 words. Three Hogswatch vignettes focusing on the Watch.
Well-written, funny, great Pratchett voice. )

Clangs His Funeral Bell by Pares 4/5 Recommended
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. 1600 words. Stephen and the gentleman with thistle-down hair in Faerie.
Lovely and creepy. )

Finely Woven by Emothy 2/5
Liveship Traders. 1300 words. On the connections between Kennit, Wintrow, and Vivacia.
Expositiony. )
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Eleven Chapters in a Story by prodigy 2/5
Lemony Snicket. 4000 words. Letters and snippets of fic telling the story of Kit and Olaf.
Mostly left me frustrated and confused. )

The Ruinous Relationship by soupytwist 5/5 Recommended
Lemony Snicket. 1900 words. Lemony's account of Kit and Olaf's courtship.
Perfect Lemony voice. )

The Hopeless Hazard by Samantha 2/5
Lemony Snicket. 1500 words. Violet goes looking for Quigley.
Could have been a good story, but for the writing. )

The Indelible Incest by Meadow Lion 5/5 Recommended
Lemony Snicket. 1000 words. The moment Klaus and Violet first realise their feelings for each other.
Well written and believable. )
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Well, Yuletide is coming up again and I still have a bunch of fics I bookmarked last year and hadn't read yet, so I'm trying to get through those. These were awfully disappointing, their main flaws being anachronisms and boringness. :-/

Inspirations by [livejournal.com profile] graycardinal 1/5
900 words. Will goes to a bookstore and complains about the Harry Potter books.
Full of suck. )

Spirals of Light by [livejournal.com profile] tigerbright 2/5
1200 words. Bran spends Christmas with Will and his family.
Felt far too modern. )

Against the Passage of Time by [livejournal.com profile] oddcellist 2/5
1700 words. An account of how Bran and Will got together.
Tell, tell, tell. )

Christmas Is Where You Are by [livejournal.com profile] charlotteschaos 2/5
2000 words. Will and Bran are in an established relationship and spend Christmas Eve together.
Not badly written, but not my thing. )

Come Therefore in Good Time by [livejournal.com profile] shusu 2/5
2400 words. Will and Bran spend the days after Christmas together.
Still not my thing. )

Brenin by [livejournal.com profile] frostfire_17 2/5
2700 words. Will and Bran meet up again years later at uni.
I had high hopes for this one going in, but... )

Eirias by [livejournal.com profile] rosemaryandrue 4/5 Recommended
2800 words. Now married to Jane and expecting his first child, Bran is beginning to remember.
Finally! One I really enjoyed. )

Walkabout by made_up 2/5
3700 words. After uni, Will wanders about aimlessly about the country.
Most anachronistic yet. )

The Land of Lost Content by Rochefort 3/5
7500 words. Will goes to an art exhibit of Barney's only to find he's been seduced by the Dark.
Great story that feels just like canon, but... )
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*looks at massively long list of tags on this* Maybe I should keep to one fandom per post...

And now that I've finished Beggars Would Ride, I am really going to buckle down and finish those last four days of Smutmas! *buckles* I mean, seriously, we're half-way through March already. XD

Textbook Definition by [livejournal.com profile] captainlaura 2/5
Due South. 1000 words. Interesting structure, but only makes sense if you know the show. )

Law of Conservation by [livejournal.com profile] lucia_tanaka 2/5
Numb3rs. 1600 words. Fairly well-written, but requires more canon knowledge than I have. )

Five Have a Magical Time by [livejournal.com profile] lazy_neutrino 4/5 Recommended
Famous Five/Harry Potter. 3300 words. Perfectly smashing! )

Unfolding Right Before My Eyes by [livejournal.com profile] telesilla 3/5
John/Rodney. 1000 words. Cute. )

Planet of the Muddy Apes by [livejournal.com profile] runpunkrun 4/5 Recommended
John/Rodney. 500 words. Hilarious! )

Beggars Would Ride by [livejournal.com profile] musesfool 4/5 Recommended
Sam/Dean. 46,000 words. AU where Sam is a girl from birth. ) 4/5
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Today's challenge for Fandom Appreciation thingy was to rec five challenge fics. I figured since I still had a zillion Yuletide fics bookmarked, this would be a good way to whittle down that list. Well. Instead of just going alphabetically by fandom as I have been with these, I hunted around for the fandoms that seemed most likely to have something I really like (i.e. not the fandoms I'm not so much with the remembering canon on). Still, it took a lot longer than I'd have liked, but I did manage to find three fives and two fours, so I'm counting those all as recs. :p At least nothing was really horrible this time. I think the rest were all just threes.

I Am Propelled By Fear and Not the Righteous by viennawaits 3/5
eXistenZ. 1100 words. Neat. Definitely felt like the film. )

Worth a Try by [livejournal.com profile] partly 3/5
Nancy Drew. 1500 words. Enjoyable Bess and George piece. )

Jane Narf by Parhelion 5/5 Recommended
Animaniacs. 6900 words. Pinky and the Brain do Jane Eyre. Fucking brilliant. )

Victory from Defeat by [livejournal.com profile] _tallian_ 3/5
Shaun of the Dead. 1000 words. Funny Ed & Shaun, post-film. )

Night of the Apple Schnapps by [livejournal.com profile] empy 3/5
Shaun of the Dead. 1500 words. Funny flashback scene with Ed, Shaun, and Pete. )

Five Things Maggie Simpson Never Said by [livejournal.com profile] soundingsea 4/5 Recommended
The Simpsons. 2700 words. Fun collection of Simpsons future AUs. )

Green-Eyed Homer by [livejournal.com profile] haku_kaen 5/5 Recommended
The Simpsons. 4500 words. Absolutely spot on Homer & Lisa story. A must-read. )

See no Evil by [livejournal.com profile] klmorgan 4/5 Recommended
The Village. 5200 words. Fits very well with canon. )

Looking on to Spring by [livejournal.com profile] marginalia 3/5
The Secret Garden. 1400 words. A nice canon-ish piece. )

Secret Lives of the Cast of Galaxy Quest by [livejournal.com profile] darthfox 4/5 Recommended
Galaxy Quest. 2600 words. Very funny. )
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Wow, this was really disappointing. MMWD's was the only one I liked, and I actually read that one weeks ago when I betaed it, so of the ones I read tonight, there was nothing good. :-/ I feel weird that the only one I liked was by a friend, but whatever. The other ones honestly do not stand up, and I'm not going to pretend they are just so it doesn't look like I'm playing favorites. XD The one Adams fic I saw recced everywhere is actually Dirk Gently, not Hitchhiker's Guide, and I've never read that series, or I'd give that a go, too.

Anyway...

Really Wild Things :: [livejournal.com profile] fanaticalone 2/5
2600 words. Doesn't nail the voice. )

In This Galaxy, Nothing Can Be Said To Be Certain :: [livejournal.com profile] makesmewannadie 3/5
4900 words. Despite the slashiness, this feels like a scene that could have come from the books. )

One of These Days :: [livejournal.com profile] psychomachia 2/5
3700 words. Er...huh? )

Casual Observations :: [livejournal.com profile] emjay 2/5
5700 words. Needs work on many levels. )
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Cucumbers and Country Casuals by Lorna 2/5
Bridget Jones' Diary 1000 words. A missing scene that didn't really need to be filled in. )

No Girls by [livejournal.com profile] maderr 2/5
Calvin and Hobbes 1200 words. Really felt like the comics. )

The WØRD by [livejournal.com profile] in_vulnerable 5/5 Recommended
The Colbert Report 1200 words. Hilarious! )

The Manipulated Dead by [livejournal.com profile] sionnain 3/5
Donnie Darko 3000 words. I liked this a lot. )

Amber by [livejournal.com profile] fuzzycactus 2/5
Everything Is Illuminated 1000 words. All right. )

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