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Castle RPF

Work for It by [personal profile] helens78
1700 words. Teen. Nathan's charming act works on most people, but Tamala wants to see him work for it a little.

Wouldn't have read this if I hadn't betaed, since I only vaguely know Nathan Fillion from Dr Horrible and don't know Tamala Jones at all, but this is cute and works well despite not having any real "canon" knowledge.

Glee/High School Musical

Glad I Caught You by [personal profile] mercredigirl Rec
500 words. G. Kurt and Ryan meet in the queue at the or luak stall. Friends are made, all is well & all manner of thing shall be well.

I stumbled over this while looking on AO3 for new fics for the transfic master list. It turns out it's also written for the Racebending Revenge challenge, and set in Singapore (I think? Googling "or luak" tells me it's a Singaporean dish). Very cute.


And Hate the Bright Stillness of the Noon by [personal profile] psocoptera Rec
12,500 words. Teen. As Camp Victory faces a heat wave, Amber, George, and Dr. Rand struggle to make it through the last few weeks of camp.

I really enjoyed this a lot. It feels very much like it could be a direct continuation of the series (or rather a couple plotlines of it, as it really only focuses on the characters mentioned in the summary).


Easy Now by [personal profile] cesare Rec+
12,300 words. NC-17. Elijah/Stuart, Elijah/Dom. Sooner or later, everyone asks how old Elijah is.

Oh wow, I loved this so, so much! I don't think I've read any lotrips since last year's slasha, but this reminded me of everything I love about these guys. I love the whole situation with Stuart, and Lij's interactions with everyone. It's just perfect.

Bouts of Attraction by [ profile] eff_reality
4000 words. R. Dom and Billy are on rival roller derby teams in the UK.

This was cute. I liked the roller derby theme and Dom's relentless flirting. Also very pleased with how Ali was treated.
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You'll Sell More Records if You (Dumb It Down) by [ profile] belladonnalin
Ashlee Simpson & Amanda Palmer. 1200 words. Ashlee and Amanda Palmer meet at a party.

This is just a short little gen piece, but I enjoyed it. I like stuff that humanises Ashlee and doesn't make her evil or stupid or whatever.

One thing that really bugged me, though, was the typical "Oh, LA is so horrible, it's all blahblahblahstereotypes". I know that it's totally in-character for schmoozy industry types to believe their schmoozy industry circles are all there is to LA (this is, in fact, what people like this assert IRL), but it still pisses me off and so reading a conversation that was basically them talking about how much "LA" sucks was annoying.

(And now I've had this on my hard drive forever and in that time I've gone from not knowing who Amanda Palmer is to thinking she's an ass! Good times, good times.)

I'm Trapped in This Body and Can't Get Out by [personal profile] azurejay Rec+
Fall Out Boy. 2700 words. "What if I am a lesbian?"

Awesome, awesome mtf!Pete. I love Pete here, love Ashlee. I love them together and hope that they can work things out. I especially love the ending. This felt a little different than most transfic I've read, maybe because of the belated realisation. I also liked how long it spent on Pete just thinking things through.

There is a longer version here, which was posted as a WiP amnesty thing. Definitely worth reading the long version, even if it's unfinished.

Lord Knows It Would Be The First Time by [personal profile] azurejay Rec
Fall Out Boy. 8600 words. The thing is that he doesn't do it a lot, and only when he's not with someone, or when he isn't wandering around in a daze thinking he's with someone (see: Attempts To Date Ashlee Simpson 1, 2 and 4. Attempt 5 is going much better, even better than 3). He doesn't do it with girls Patrick actually expresses interest in, he doesn't do it in Ohio (he has a lot of family in Ohio, and--yeah. He never, ever fucks people in Ohio, no matter how hot they are and/or how much they want to fuck Patrick), and he doesn't do it when they're not on tour. Except that one time, but they were playing four awards shows in one week, so it was almost like being on tour anyway.

N'aww, this was cute. Lots of great dialogue and I really liked Pete's narrative voice.

I feel like if it hadn't had Pete/Patrick in the header I actually wouldn't have known if this was meant to be gen or shippy. XD Pete is just so weird and Patrick so exasperated but accepting of his weirdness that I could totally read it in a just friends way. Yeah, Pete is obsessive and stalkery and sleeping with girls who want to sleep with Patrick, but you know. It's Pete.

A Miracle Off Ice, or, How John G. Weir Got His Groove Back by [ profile] randomeliza
Johnny Weir/Adam Lambert. 3100 words. So even if Paris is a queen bitch diva who totally left him hanging at an absolutely terrible time and barely apologized for it, he's still Johnny's best friend, which means when he calls Johnny and begs him to chaperone – like he's some sort of middle-aged crocs-wearing skating mom, God – a night out in Chelsea, he can't really say no.

I wanted to love this, but while it was fun, it was just so...cliched? It's Adam Lambert and Johnny Weir, so I wanted something a little more unique, I guess. This is well-written, but I feel like I've read it a million times before. Two guys meet at a club and have sex. The sex was pretty rote, too. Adam sucks Johnny off, then Johnny sucks Adam off, but neither of them come, because the grand finale is of course anal sex. Yawn. Which isn't to say that it wasn't an enjoyable story, just...nothing noteworthy.
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In the Company of Glamour Words by [ profile] gigantic Rec
Joe Jonas/Indio Downey. 6800 words. Why, yes, he let Iron Man's cute son sleep in his bed last night after bombing with Tony Stark. That happened.

Eh, this isn't really Holmes RPF, but it isn't really not, either? So I figured I'd include it in this batch anyway. Mostly I have been so afraid to try Jude/RDJ RPF because of the whole Judesie thing that I just cannot escape, but this gave me my RDJ fix. He is so awesome as the wacky dad Joe has a crush on. I don't even know what Jonas this is (I mean, Joe, obviously, but that means nothing to me, and it's really not something you need to know to enjoy the story), but this was really cute.
"Joe, did you fuck my son?"

"What?" Joe says, eyes shooting wide open. "I. You said you wouldn't ask that."

"It's this whole fatherhood shtick," Robert says, coming around the bar and touching Joe's shoulders. He kneads the muscles there. "Among men there's sometimes a code: tit for tat, what's my business is our business is our secret, but with Indio, well. It's a head-trip, let me tell you. Here's the fucking kicker, still, after sixteen years: I'm a parent. And he's my favorite person in the world, so sometimes the rules get chucked out of the window without notice. That's just how it goes, so. Basically, I lied."

The Art of Balancing by [ profile] shockselectric
4800 words. A fight about Watson leaving turns into sex, which doesn't help his resolve any.

This should have been right up my alley! Angsty, angry post-movie sex! But I find I have a hard time buying Watson and Holmes not already in a relationship, so I was thrown by it being first-time sex (and first-time ever for Watson). Still, I could have rolled with it had the writing not been so expositiony. The word count cound have been halved if the author had just let words and actions speak for themselves rather than going over everything again and again.

Damage by [personal profile] regicidaldwarf
900 words. Watson returns home. Holmes awaits.

I liked this right up until the ending, which feels totally tacked on. The rest of the fic is Holmes all high on opium and handjobs/frottage on the floor. Not angsty at all. Then the last paragraph totally comes out of nowhere all angsty, but not in a good way, because there's nothing to connect it to what we've just seen. Like, Watson is exasperated with Holmes, but there's no hints that he's really unhappy with the arrangement or anything. I really liked the rest of the story, though!

Truth, or Coming Home by [ profile] wandersfound
2900 words. "I gave you my afternoon, not my night. We will wait here until Lestrade arrives. You will tell him where he may find his man. Then you will return to your flat, and I to my wife."

This sounded like it would be good, but it wasn't. :-/ Holmes and Watson are out on a case together and realise their feelings for each other and Watson decides to divorce Mary. Meh.

An Inconvenient Moment by [ profile] alba17 Rec
1300 words. Lestrade makes a badly timed visit to Baker Street.

This was hilarious. Lestrade seems very determined not to get it. He can think of all sorts of (comforting) explanations! XD

Solo Investigation by [ profile] elena_c
1300 words. Holmes takes matters into his own hands.

I...didn't like this. The author seems to be taking the tack of asexual except for Watson, with having Holmes not only a virgin, but never having masturbated before, and I'm not opposed to that characterisation (though I would rather him be asexual, full stop, than asexual but for magical Watson who makes him "normal" through their true love, as this seems to be implying), but I think that Holmes would at least be familiar with the mechanics of sex and the human body, even if he is asexual, and this goes to that weird virgin/innocence fetish place that just makes the story all about the author rather than about the character.

From the Diary of Dr. Watson by espreite
1100 words. Oscar Wilde's conviction causes turmoil at 221B.

Bad use of a good premise. The resolution is too quick and the writing's not that great.

Full of Grace by [ profile] katieforsythe Rec+
19,000 words. The events of the Wilde case bleed into the Holmsian world.

Excellent use of a good premise. Wow. These two stories are like night and day. I have been saving Katie's fics rather than devour them all at once, not just because they're all long, but because they are somewhere I know I can go and even if they're a bit sappy for me here and there, I know they won't be a slap in the face. This is my happy place where I can go and read about a Holmes and Watson who I know will be explicitly queer in a way that is not tied to their feelings for each other. And I love that she consistently places their queerness in a historical context rather than making the stories feel like they're about modern people dressing up as Victorians, and I especially loved that about this story in particular. I loved Holmes' anger at Wilde and at the world and I loved the conversation at the wedding and the dancing and the priest at the end.
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Wow, some of these have been on my hard drive a really long time. D: But I finally have enough for a post!

If Love Is a Red Dress by [ profile] norah 3/5
So You Think You Can Dance. 1600 words. Ivan really likes the way Travis looks in that dress.
Cute & hot. )

Pretend There Is Nothing Outside This Room by [ profile] helens78 3/5
Liam Neeson/Christian Bale. 9400 words. Liam hires Christian for the night, but when the night's over, he's interested in more than one night's work. Christian's never spent the night with someone who has this kind of money before, and money sometimes makes all the difference in the world...
Not really my thing, but well-enough written that it's still enjoyable. If you like D/s training type stories, you'll probably like it a lot more. )

Sharp Left Turn by [ profile] temve 3/5
Ewan McGregor/Liam Neeson. 2000 words. When Ewan's bike crashes on a deserted country lane on a dark and stormy night, he thinks his life is over. And, in a way, he's right. Technically speaking.
This was actually hilarious. )

Hacker, Me? by [ profile] temve 3/5
Ewan McGregor/Liam Neeson. 600 words. Pixels or not, Liam has the best view in the world.
Enjoyable. )
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More stuff I had piling up, some of it that's been sitting there since Christmas. D: But I finally have enough for a post, yay.

Not Really Queer by [ profile] pepperlandgirl 2/5
Simon Pegg/Nick Frost. 800 words. What really happened when Simon moved into Nick's flat.
Cute, but more things bugged me than not. )

Kick Back, Sit Down by [ profile] pirateygoodness 3/5
Keira Knightly/Sienna Miller. 400 words. Keira likes dark corners and quiet things and secret places, and Sienna likes finding them for her.
Cute. )

Just Another Tuesday Night at Joe's by [ profile] telesilla 3/5
Joe Flanigan/Jason Momoa. 700 words. "Do you mind?" Jason's unusually sharp tone of voice registers with Joe at about the same time he realizes that there're three guys fucking on the TV screen.
N'awww, friends. )

Casting Couch by [ profile] the_reverand 5/5 Recommended
Christian Bale/Bret Easton Ellis. 700 words. He wants my blessing to play Bateman, my horrible Patrick, though I don't know why he's asking me.
So awesome! )

My Sight Grows Stronger by [ profile] darkrosetiger 5/5 Recommended
Dylan Neal/Joe Flanigan. 3400 words. Dylan Neal explains how he came to realize that slavery is wrong.
Part of a sprawling RPF slavery AU, but works really well as a stand-alone. Recommended even if you've not read the other series (I haven't). )
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All right, I had a request to do some [ profile] spn_j2_bigbang stuff. I read three and didn't get any recs and by then I really wanted something shorter, so I read a couple of old ones I had tagged on delicious for ages (I really like being able to reverse sort). And wow, the one rec I did find is one of those rare stories I'd rate higher than a 5+ if I could. So awesome.

Into His Hand by [ profile] drvsilla 3/5
50,500 words. JR Ackles is a professional bullrider at the top of his game. He's got one thing on his mind: winning the championship belt buckle and the right to call himself the best in the world. His unwavering dedication and focus is finally put to the test in the form of JT Padalecki, an up-and-coming rider new to the professional ranks, who has his sights set on winning the PBR finals - and Jensen. Cowboys ride and get by on grit and tough determination - the question facing Jensen is if they have to do it alone.
Reads sort of like a modern day, happy ending Brokeback Mountain. Interesting look at cowboys, but it never really hooked me. )

The Learning Curve at Wakefield High by [ profile] aynslee 2/5 - Didn't finish
22,200 words. When Jared accepts the job at Wakefield High, he expects the usual problems: lazy students, meddlesome parents, and an air conditioner that barely functions in the Texas heat. But he doesn't expect his biggest problem, which comes in the form of his new boss - Principal Jensen Ackles.
I love school AUs in theory, whether they're about students or teachers, but in practice they're often not my thing, so while I was hopeful when I bookmarked this, I'm not terribly surprised that I didn't end up finishing it. )

Receiver by [ profile] dotfic 3/5
21,700 words. In the wake of the events of "Fresh Blood," Sam and Dean find a hunt: a family whose youngest child has a monster in his closet. The Winchesters know exactly how to deal with monsters, but this hunt is a little too familiar. Sam starts to unravel while Dean's show falters.
Felt like it could be an episode...but one of those episodes I don't like quite as much. Too much emphasis on family/brothers and too little on horror. )

Skinning Schrodinger's Cat by [ profile] lyra_wing 3/5
3500 words. Sam travels back in time to try and fix things.
This is one of those rare fics that actually reads *better* after further canon, rather than getting jossed. )

My Mother Was a Tailor by [ profile] traveller 5/5 Recommended
2800 words. She checks her lips in the bronze mirror, makes sure the red is even and not bleeding out at the edges; she makes a pout and gets a blurry kiss reflected back. She dabs a little perfume on the beauty mark on her cheekbone, wets her hands with the pitcher and smoothes her hair.
Wow, this is so very, very cool. Love the writing, the atmosphere, the ambiguity. Should absolutely be read without spoilers. )
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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 [ profile] nixwilliams 3/5
Top Gear. 200 words. Richard has a present for James.
Funny! )

Reunion Tour by [ 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 [ 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 [ 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 [ 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 [ 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 [ 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 [ 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 [ 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 [ 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 [ 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 [ 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 [ 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 [ 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 [ 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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Lock the Door by [ 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 [ 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 [ 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 [ 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 [ 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 [ 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 [ 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 [ 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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Just a bunch of random stuff that's showed up on my flist recently. Other than that I've not really been reading outside of the McShep Match fics as they're taking up all my time.

Everybody Needs Somebody to Love by [ profile] makesmewannadie 3/5
2000 words. The Blues Brothers. Elwood thinks about what makes life worth living.
Well-written and enjoyable. )

The Pitter Patter of Large Furry Feet by [ profile] telesilla 4/5 Recommended
300 words. John/Rodney. This isn't what Rodney had in mind when he brought up getting a cat.
Cute. I really like this AU. )

There's a Thin Line by [ profile] telesilla 3/5
800 words. John/Rodney. Sequel to the above. Rodney's fascinated with John's tan line.
Love the details. )

Untitled Architect AU by [ profile] telesilla 3/5
600 words. Bill Fichtner/Sean Bean. Bill gives Sean what he needs after a bad day at work.
Fairly PWP, but I liked it. )

Am Not by [ profile] helens78 3/5
100 words. Rodney likes rubbing his face on John's hairy belly.
Cute! )

Six Degrees of Separation by [ profile] kissing_athelas 5/5 Recommended
3900 words. LotRiPS. A series of random encounters between Fellowship cast members.
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But first, I have to share this. Bruce got a spam today, one of those that's just random snippets of stuff, that included the phrase, "Are you suggesting President psychosomatic Bush sees guarantee everything in black and white". If I weren't so enamored of, I'd change my journal title to President Psychosomatic Bush. Since I'm not, I'm throwing it out there in hopes one of you will take it. It really is a journal title waiting to happen.

And now, on to the reviews. Yeah, it's a random bunch of fandoms again, because I've just been reading here and there what I've seen on my flist or on delicious, rather than choosing a fandom and sticking with it. I don't normally like to do more than one fandom per post because the tags get a bit out of hand, but oh well.

Of a Sort and A Rough Start by [ profile] ignipes 5/5 Recommended
2300 words and 5400 words. SPN/HP. Dean Winchester goes to Hogwarts.
I love this Dean so, so, so much! *_* )

Once Upon a Time by [ profile] ethrosdemon 3/5
20,400 words. SGA. In which Elizabeth is captured by the Genii, Daniel Jackson comes to Atlantis, and John falls apart.
Loved the first sections, but not so much the last one. )

Fifteen Things You Never Knew About Hogwarts by [ profile] siriaeve 3/5
1100 words. HP. Exactly what the title says.
Interesting. )

iSex by [ profile] telesilla 3/5
700 words. Joe Flanigan/David Hewlett. Joe calls David on his new iPhone.
Banter and phonesex FTW. )
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Three more stories from the [ profile] spn_j2_bigbang, this time focusing on the J2. Actually, one of them (the second) is not RPS at all, but rather RPF with a bunch of the CW actors as college students.

Last Stop: Chicagoland by [ profile] phaballa 5/5 Recommended
23,600 words. This is what domestic fic should be like. )

And the Loser Has to Do It Twice by [ profile] jade_starlight 3/5
20,300 words. The writing is nothing to write home about, but it's a fun story. )

Off the Script by [ profile] jasmasson 2/5 - Did not finish
22,000 words. Reads like it's written by someone who's never even watched porn, much less knows anything about the industry. )
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Take What's Yours by [ profile] helens78 3/5
1800 words. Bill Fichtner/Sean Bean. Fun, hot, and has some great lines. )

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

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

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

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

Walking Sideways Takes Longer, but You Get There Eventually by [ 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 [ profile] circuity 3/5
2200 words. Fall Out Boy/The Academy Is... Interesting take on the whole genderfuck thing. )
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I went through the fics submitted for my Imperfect Sex challenge and read the ones in fandoms I knew (which actually turned out to be most of them). It was a pretty mixed bag, but there was some good stuff, and even the ones that had problems or I didn't like still had interesting ideas.

Wake by [ profile] cesperanza 2/5
SGA, pairing withheld for spoilers. 3400 words. Interesting and in many ways so much my thing, but had one thing that kept me from really liking it. )

Worst Second Base Ever by [ profile] shrieking_ell 3/5
John, Rodney, Teyla gen. 800 words. Rodney tells about his worst time having sex. Funny stuff. )

In the Morning by [ profile] helena_s_renn 1/5
Viggo/Bean. 2200 words. Props for the subject matter, but the less said about the writing, the better. )

Spur of the Moment by [ profile] brigantine1 2/5
Viggo/Bean. 300 words. This was so close to being a 3. I like the idea a *lot*, but the writing needs work. )

Full of Grace by [ profile] nixwilliams 2/5
Supernatural RPS. 700 words. Funny, but tell-y. )

Smooth Operator by [ profile] zillah975 4/5 Recommended
SPN, Dean/Jo. 2700 words. Hilarious. )

It Ain't Hay by [ profile] witchqueen 3/5
Original f/f. 1000 words. A perfect fit for the challenge. )
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Rain Chain by [ profile] telesilla 3/5
Viggo/Bean. 700 words. I liked this quite a bit. )

Dumb, Dumber by [ profile] almostnever 3/5
Dom/Lij. 600 words. Funny! )

Between Friends by [ profile] almostnever 4/5 Recommended
Dom. 1000 words. Excellent character piece. )

Even Porn Stars Gotta Eat by [ profile] airgiodslv 3/5
Jensen/Jared. 2800 words. Cute. )

Seventy-Fourth on the List by [ profile] temve 3/5
Ewan/Daniel Craig. 4400 words. Great Ewan voice and great banter. )
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I haven't been reading too much non-fest stuff lately, but I finally got five here and I figure that's a good number for a post, so.

I Remember by [ profile] theninth 4/5 Recommended (Link now broken)
Jude/Ewan/Jonny Lee Miller. 1200 words. Excellent angsty fic. )

Consolation by [ profile] makesmewannadie 5/5 Recommended
The Girls Next Door, Kendra/Bridget. 1500 words. Brilliant. Go read now. It doesn't matter if you've never even heard of the fandom; I haven't, either. )

Stunning None the Less by [ profile] telesilla 3/5
SGA, John/Rodney. 600 words. Fun and funny. )

Not Exactly Natural by [ profile] debra_tabor 3/5 (Link now broken)
SGA, John/Rodney. 1000 words. Prequel to the above. Also very funny. )

Mean Boys: The HP American High School AU by [ profile] bethbethbeth 3/5
Snape/Harry. 700 words. Very funny. )
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Sometimes You Just Get Lucky by [ profile] helens78 and [ profile] telesilla 3/5
Sean Bean/Bill Fichtner. 9500 words. While traveling through the UK on his summer break from Harvard, Bill chooses to stop for a few days in Sheffield, where he meets Sean.
One of my favorite premises. )

A Series of Attempts by Matsumoto Jun to Paint His Fingernails by [ profile] cimorene111 3/5
Arashi. 6400 words. Jun just wants his nails painted, but he's having a terrible day. He enlists the other members of Arashi to assist him.
Japanese boyband slash! Liked it. )

Five Times Remus's Moustache Isn't Mentioned in Canon by [ profile] minnow_53 3/5
Harry Potter. 900 words. Five silly scenes about Remus's moustache, each of which starts with a line from canon.
Crackfic. Liked it. )

For the Kingdom of Heaven by [ profile] c_elisa 4/5 Recommended
X-Men. 7400 words. Dr. Hank McCoy observes the cure.
Loved it. )

Squandered My Resistance by [ profile] petronelle 2/5
Batman. 3000 words. Fighting crime in Gotham requires many ethical compromises.
Too confusing for me, but recommended for Batman fans. )

Of Recklessness and Water by [ profile] musesfool 3/5
Supernatural. 1200 words. As if there were ever a chance he wasn't going to follow Dean into the water, the way he's followed Dean nearly everywhere since he learned to crawl.
Liked it. )


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