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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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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 [personal 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 [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 [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 [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 [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 [personal 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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The Truth Within (Ver. 1) by [livejournal.com profile] clara_swift Did not finish - 2/5
66,000 words. Qui-Gon is sent on what he thinks is a routine mission to Bandomeer. However, he meets a face from his past which changes the way that he thinks about his future.
So not my thing, it's not even funny. )
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This is the second to last fic from the recs I got last August. Assuming I like The Administration (the last fic left) and want to read all of it, it really may end up having taken an entire year to get through these. :p

But now on to the second to last...

Force Bond 1: Orphan (49,800 words), Force Bond 2: Threat (79,700 words), Force Bond 3: Son (133,700 words), and Force Bond 4: Jedi (76,000 words) by [livejournal.com profile] kittandchips 4/5 Recommended

Surprisingly enjoyable. )
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Wow, not only did I finish every fic in this batch (and there are eight of them), but I actually liked (to some degree) all of them, and am planning on reccing two! This is a first. This is...this is amazing, is what it is. Unheard of! I'm so used to not liking stuff that I'm just in shock.

Anyway, not only was this an amazingly good batch of recs, but it brings me down to only two left. Considering I put out the original call for recs back in August, it feels like I've been working my way through these forever, but now the end is in sight! However, the two I saved for last are extremely long (the Administration and a sprawling Star Wars genfic), so I decided to go ahead and post these, cause God knows how long it will take me to read those two unless I hate them so much I stop reading right away.

Intersections by [livejournal.com profile] kaneko 4/5 Recommended
Stargate: Atlantis. 24,500 words. Rodney's Antarctica is a lot like Siberia in that it's full of scientists who work 16-hour days and bathe once a week (twice when they're feeling social).
Lots of quotable lines. )

The Dark Crucible by [livejournal.com profile] imadra_blue 3/5 (unfinished WiP)
Star Wars. 76,300 words. On a dangerous mission to Dantooine to capture a Dark Jedi, Anakin realizes he has feelings for Obi-Wan that go beyond friendship or brotherhood.
Would totally rec if it weren't abandoned. )

Roundabout by [livejournal.com profile] arakne 3/5 (broken link)
Harry Potter. Short story. After encountering Draco over the summer, he turns up in Hermione's Muggle Studies class and asks her for help.
Interesting, but didn't feel very connected to canon. )

To the Batmobile! by [livejournal.com profile] tamalinn 2/5
Smallville. 1500 words. Lex hits his head and thinks he's Batman.
Had some funny lines, but... )

Castlevania: Remembrance by [livejournal.com profile] shininghalf 2/5
Castlevania. 8200 words. A Castlevania story in a 1950s setting in which the Belmonts have become fairly typical Americans.
Interesting, but not great. )

Ink by [livejournal.com profile] tigertrapped 4/5 Recommended
Constantine. 4900 words. Young John Constantine gets tattooed.
Very cool. )

How Many Ways by [livejournal.com profile] pearl_o 2/5
Due South. 2500 words. Kowalski and Fraser's life together, as told in little snippets by their daughter.
Well-written enough, but I can't say I particularly enjoyed it. )

Roots Rain by [livejournal.com profile] katallison 3/5
Due South. 11,100 words. Fraser broods in the aftermath of a case gone wrong.
All right. )
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Lovers by [livejournal.com profile] flambeau 4/5 Recommended
X-Files. 129,800 words. A former colleague of Mulder's asks for help with a serial killer. Mulder and Scully arrive in San Francisco to find that they aren't the only ones to take a special interest in this case.
Still lots of mooning, but the plot was awesome. )

Roll the Bones by Vathara 1/5 - Did not finish
Yu-Gi-Oh/Sentinel. 55,700 words. Yugi, Seto, and Ryo find chaos in Cascade, Washington.
Misspelled names and too much direct address. )

Upon a Fiery Steed by Vathara 1/5 - Did not finish
SG-1/Gundam Wing. 87,500 words. Daniel. Duo. Two trouble magnets, one very unlucky System Lord.
The writing was pretty mediocre and full of epithets. )

Gelassenheit by [livejournal.com profile] robofetus0 2/5
Xenogears. Short story. Billy/Bart PWP.
Not great. )

Release by [livejournal.com profile] calichan 2/5
Star Wars. 3400 words. Anakin is hardly satisfied that the Council chose to send Obi-Wan after General Grievous.
Mediocrity at its finest. )
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Meet Another by [livejournal.com profile] flambeau 4/5 Recommended
Star Wars. 66,800 words. On a mission to Tatooine to negotiate with Jabba the Hutt, the young Jedi knight Obi-Wan Kenobi runs into some unexpected trouble as he tries to deal with the reappearance of the long-vanished Qui-Gon Jinn, who has an agenda of his own.
Good writing, good storytelling, and no sappy romance. )

Ghosts by [livejournal.com profile] flambeau 4/5 Recommended
X-Files. 96,800 words. Krycek returns from Russia and seeks Mulder's help in investigating a case. Mulder, Scully and Krycek form an uneasy alliance, but nothing is as it seems in the small town of Leyden Creek.
Laughably bad in places, but the mystery plot was awesome. )
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Two I couldn't make myself finish and two others I did, but wasn't keen on. *hopes for better luck with the next batch*

The Elements Series by [livejournal.com profile] cara_chapel 2/5 - Did not finish
Star Wars. 109,700 words. Qui-Gon Jinn fails to take Obi-Wan as his apprentice on Bandomeer, so Yoda does instead.
Solidly mediocre. )

Subtext by [livejournal.com profile] thete1 2/5 - Did not finish
Smallville. 9100 words. Clark takes Lex to the movies.
More fragments than complete sentences. )

The Old Schizophrenic Jealousy by [livejournal.com profile] scribblinlenore 2/5
Smallville. 4100 words. You force yourself to push away the thought of how close he is, how easy it would be to kiss him again. You are Clark now, no blue suit, no right to know that Lex tastes as dark and sweet as plums.
Not really my thing at all. )

Arcana Nuda by [livejournal.com profile] tanacawyr 2/5
Ultraviolet. 4200 words. After the series, Michael is kidnapped with the intent of rattling his cage.
Interesting, but the writing could use work. )
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Carnal by [livejournal.com profile] temve 2/5
Star Wars. 9800 words. Qui-Gon struggles to cope with the constant temptation that is his apprentice. And no, we're not talking about sex for once... well, not just about sex anyway.
Interesting, but didn't really grab me. )
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On the Eve of Tomorrow by [livejournal.com profile] cupiscent 5/5 Recommended
Star Wars. 2100 words. Obi-Wan/Anakin. On the one night that rules don't apply, Anakin still has to break some.
Angsty and awesome. )

Thirteen Ways by [livejournal.com profile] eponis 2/5
Harry Potter. 4800 words. Facets of a relationship of necessity. Too little is given and too much is wanted, but Lupin and Snape don't have the luxury of new beginnings.
Eh, maybe a shipper would like it, but it wasn't for me. )

Oh, Just This Once by [livejournal.com profile] somniesperus 3/5
Harry Potter. 6400 words. Prequel to Your Horoscope for Today. How Snape and Harry get together.
Enjoyable. )

Your Horoscope for Today by [livejournal.com profile] somniesperus 3/5
Harry Potter. 3900 words. Snape/Harry. Snape really needs his coffee.
Funny. )

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