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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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Wow, I totally assumed the two Sky Captain fics of mine that were remixed were by the same person, but apparently two totally different people were interested in remixing Sky Captain! Anyway, I haven't read any other remixes than the ones written for me, but I do have a bunch of other reviews piling up, so I figured I'd post them all.

Remix reviews: Sky Captain, Harry Potter, Supernatural )


Non-Remix reviews: Korra, Homestuck, LotRiPS, New Girl, SGA )
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So apparently I've felt like reading fic a lot lately? idk.

Harry Potter

Souvenirs and Lost Luggage by [personal profile] girl_tarte Rec
5900 words. PG. In 2003, Petunia leaves Little Whinging for good. It is four years before she can talk about it.

The Dursleys are so over the top in canon, they really don't fit with the rest of the story. It's like for those sections, she's telling a fairytale, but for the rest it's a more realistic story. It's not just that the Dursleys are bad people, but they're bad people in a way that is ver cartoon-y, so I really like fics that try to humanise them. Not erase all their flaws and make them perfect, but make them more realistic. This does a really great job of that with Petunia.

Dudley Dursley and the Elusive Difference by [livejournal.com profile] kahvi Rec
4800 words. R. Dudley is intersex, outwardly appearing male. Vernon and Petunia choose to keep this fact from everyone. Even Dudley.

Another one that doesn't make the Dursleys less horrible, just makes them more human. I liked this a lot, and I especially like that things aren't wrapped up all neat and tidy at the end. (And I'm always amazed at fics (especially this long!) that manage to avoid using pronouns altogether and still feel natural.)

Unity by [livejournal.com profile] notalwaysweak Rec
4400 words. Teen. Scorpius feels more at home in his Animagus form than in human form. Al likes boys instead of girls. And Rosie's more in love with knowledge than with people. Sometimes people don't fit into the places expected of them.

Having a boy/boy/girl friend trio feels kind of like trying to do Harry/Ron/Hermione all over again, but I do like these three together, and aside from Rose being The Smart One who helps the two boys with their studies, their personalities are different enough that it doesn't feel like a clone of H/R/H. This has a bit of Al/Scorpius, but mostly it's a friendship story touching on various issues of growing up. I enjoyed it.

Sherlock Holmes

Intemperance by [personal profile] basingstoke Rec+
17,800. Mature. "Intemperance," a story from the secret journals of Doctor John H. Watson, intimate friend and long-time companion of the infamous Sherlock Holmes: A most curious and instructive report of the great man's improbable fecundation, gestation, and parturition.

The fic already has well over a hundred comments, so I'm sure most people who might be interested have already read it, but I will rec it all the same! I clicked on it because I am interested in Holmes transfic, and it was excellent in that regard (I really love how everything was handled), but my absolute favorite part was Mary. How so awesome? This Watson is prudish and easily shocked and Mary is just the opposite (omg the ending, ha; I love the idea of Mary going off and having adventures with Holmes, too). This is such a great mesh of books and movie, too. It's not Holmes/Watson, but Holmes is queer and while John is straighty mcstraighterson with eyes only for Mary, the story is from his oblivious POV, so there is certainly room to see Holmes as having a thing for Watson (and I can't see movie!Holmes not). Anyway, I highly recommend this to anyone with the slightest Holmes knowledge. It's a really great story.

Supernatural

I'm Your Villain by [livejournal.com profile] fleshflutter Rec+
2900 words. NC-17. The only thing of the old life that Dean keeps is Crowley, and that's only because he can't figure out how to get rid of him.

Wow, this was very cool. I haven't seen more than a couple eps of S6, but so I haven't been too interested in SPN fic lately, but this seems to be written just after the end of S5. I love how things slowly progress between Dean and Crowley as Dean makes deal after deal.
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Iron Man

Successful Secrets of the Sexual Kind by [personal profile] atrata Rec+
2800 words. Five times they don't have sex, and think about it anyway.

This is cute and hot and pretty much the best thing ever. This is totally my canon now. They totally fantasise about each other like this.

Almost No One Makes It Out by [personal profile] atrata Rec+
28,000 words. What would have happened if Tony hadn't been born filthy rich? A military AU.

Okay, everyone and their mother has already recced this fic, and for good reason. It is just that awesome. It's an AU of the first movie, and Tony is not the wealthy playboy of canon, but just an ordinary guy. He's still Tony, though; there's just a lot fewer people willing to take his shit. I really loved how well thought out this was, how everything is different, but the same. And most of all, I loved the scene with Tony's trial, which had me literally laughing out loud.

Foundation by [personal profile] musesfool
600 words. "I like your freckles."

Adorable Tony/Pepper UST.

Supernatural

If On a Winter's Night a Fangirl by [livejournal.com profile] trinityofone Rec+
12,300 words. "Chuck," Becky said, slowly and carefully and very, very seriously. "I think someone is trying to communicate with us through the fanfic."

Wow. I...wow. *flails* This is seriously like one of the best things I've ever read. It's hilarious and meta (not just meta in the whole Becky and Chuck way but about fandom and the internet in general) and so, so good. XD I love Becky here. Even if you cringed at her on the show, she is awesome here. The first half of the story was funny, but it's not til the big reveal that things really get going. I want to quote so many things, so many spoilery things! This is best read unspoiled, though. Seriously! (Or should I say srsly? LOL)

Spoilers!! )

Original Fic

Define Me with a Knife by [personal profile] eisen Rec+
7100 words. Teenage girls are petty creatures. And I'm definitely including myself in that statement.

This is very awesome. It reads just like a shounen manga, to the degree that I was actually envisioning page layouts as I was reading it. It's a harsh post-apocalyptic world filled with odd creatures and a dwindling band of teenagers, including the narrator, who died and was brought back by a creature called Gev in exchange for her eye. It's really well-written and sucks you right in.
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Stargate: Atlantis

What It's Made by [personal profile] bluflamingo Rec
7700 words. Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.

Oh, I liked this a lot. I don't like everyone's gay fics when they're set in canon (unless the canon is, like, QAF or something!) because it's just not believable that everyone in a random group of people would be gay. But I do love fics like this, where everyone's gay because it's about a group of friends and their community. (And I liked Rodney being John's one straight friend, too.) Plus! Jinto has a minor part as a trans student at the school where John teaches. Yay! :D

And there is imperfect sex, which is another favorite of mine. A story that starts off with John whacking his head with his surfboard could easily go to the H/C place, but instead it went to John having a concussion and a headache and not being able to get it up when his boyfriend gets back in town and they have their big reunion. Hee. I love it.

Living Is a Gamble by [personal profile] telesilla Rec+
2900 words. Ten years after the Plague, life's a little like an RPG. Or is it more like a comic book?

Wow! This is such an awesome idea and really well executed. Lots of stuff there in only ~3000 words, and aside from a small bit of exposition towards the end, you really get all the info you need about the universe through the events of the story itself. I love being dropped into the middle of something and having to figure it out, especially something like this where there's a lot of stuff going on and a lot of difference from canon. Spoilers ) Just really awesome overall.

All the Colours Came Out by [personal profile] fizzyblogic Rec
3900 words. John and Ronon navigate Earth life.

This is just quiet and sweet and I really liked it a lot.

Synthesis by [personal profile] thingswithwings Rec+
1100 words. Because they have the technology, Rodney's rebuilding him.

Wow, this is so cool! Atlantis finds an Ancient lab with tech that lets them make fake body parts, skin, organs, everything. But the story is about how that begins to change Atlantis. Or how John feels it's changing them. It's not an action story at all, and it could easily feel summaryish, but it doesn't. It feels complete as it is. Just very cool and very well-written.

Big Bang Theory

Moonpie and Meemaw by [livejournal.com profile] damalur Rec+
3200 words. Meemaw came through the front door Velociraptor-first.

Oh man, this is awesome. It's 100% pure crack (Meemaw has a pet velociraptor!), but the voices are spot-on (I could totally hear Sheldon in my head) and despite being Penny/Sheldon, it actually works (seeing it was Penny/Sheldon in the headers, I had braced myself for some sort of romance, but it wasn't like that).

Supernatural, Sherlock Holmes, The Simpsons

Three untitled ficlets by [personal profile] bossymarmalade Rec
300 words, 400 words, and 300 words respectively. Three ficlets based on icon keywords for Supernatural, Sherlock Holmes, and The Simpsons.

I wasn't sure if I should write up each of these separately or what, but in the end decided on this format, since there aren't individual cut tags or anything to link to, so it would be the same URL three times over. Each of these is based on someone's icon keywords. The SPN one is all right, just a little Sam and Dean interaction/banter, but the Holmes and Simpsons ones are really great. The Holmes one is based on everyone's favorite Hark! A Vagrant "new Watson likes jam", and the Simpsons one is a very cool look at Patty. I really, really want more fic about this Patty!

Sherlock Holmes RPF

Down the Rabbit-hole by [personal profile] gloriamundi Rec+
600 words. "He sits there, pretending to be Holmes who's pretending to believe that the cocaine is going to open doors."

This is really amazing. I have stayed away from RPF for this fandom because so much of it is so, so bad, but I really do want to read fic for it! This has tiny hints of RDJ/Jude, but is mainly just about RDJ and Holmes and what it's like for him to be playing an addict. Really good stuff.
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Harry Potter

By Sulfur and Salt by [personal profile] elf Rec
16,000 words. Snape's idyllic life with Lily is disrupted when the Ministry of Magic takes an interest in them.

This is a really interesting premise and it's one of those things where I really wish I could have gone into it completely unspoiled, but the pairings, tags, and fest info in the header give enough info that I could guess what was going on very quickly. Spoilerish ) I really liked the details of the potions and the minor characters (who weren't onscreen very often but were well-characterised when they were there). Not sure why Snape was randomly alive and no one thought it odd; that was never explained, so I guess just one of those random AUs (why was that not tagged for? Or is Snarry fandom like TPM where it's so common to AU that you note when he does die? I don't think I've read a lot of Snarry that was written post-DH).

The reason I clicked on it was that it was tagged transsexual and I check through the trans tags on AO3 every once in a while to gather new fics for my master list. Not everything people tag as trans* qualifies for my list. A lot of times it's clear from the summary or characters that it's appropriate, but other times I have to read or skim the fic to figure it out. In this case, it turned out that no one was trans (I had hoped from Petunia's wording at the beginning that maybe Snape was ftm, but no), so I am a little irked that the tag was used, but on the other hand, I likely would not have seen it if it hadn't been tagged like that, so...


Stargate: Atlantis

Dulce Domum by [personal profile] busaikko Rec
2600 words. Jennifer would be the first to admit that she'd never planned on a life that looked like this, but it worked.

I really liked this. It's John, Rodney, and Keller in a poly relationship, but John is asexual. And it's not about trying to make it a sexual relationship, just about John living with them and them being a family. It's one of the most canon fics I've ever read.


Supernatural

Gunning for the Buddha by [personal profile] busaikko Rec+
1500 words. "Ain't gonna be no redemption," Dean said, breathing in long. "Reckon I. Well." He waved his hand, describing a circle. "End of the world, right. So put them on." Episode tag for 5x04

This is hilarious and hot and just really, really awesome. I love Dean's voice here. I love the little details. (I loved this line: Maybe older Dean did guys a lot more often, but he should remember that the 2009 model of him was in a pretty much long straight phase ever since Dad had -- ever since Dad.) And I really loved the ending. I'm even more impressed that such a well-written fic was done in such a short time (within hours of the episode airing). I'm not normally one for doppelganger sex, but this really worked.

Ask What Answer Can I Find by [personal profile] alexseanchai Rec
500 words. Susan Talley remembers her brother.

This is just a quick glimpse at Jake's sister's reaction to his death, but I really liked it. It makes me want a whole bunch more fic about her and about Jake.


Winnie the Pooh

And Is There Honey Still for Tea? by [livejournal.com profile] tryfanstone Rec
19,000 words. If you happen to have read another book about Edward Bear, you may remember that he lived with his friends in a wood called the Hundred Acre Wood. It was a small wood, and small things happened, the kind of things that happen to bears in places where even if elevenses are late there is always a little something for tea. This isn't that story.

Wow, this worked really, really well. When I first saw there was a Winnie the Pooh apocafic, I was like um, okay, but then I started reading and was like ooh, yes! It makes perfect sense for the time period.

I was eyerolly at the footnotes, though.
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Hmm, I'm tired of long fics. Time to take a break from Big Bang and read some Remix maybe.

I've Seen the Future, Brother (It Is Murder) by [livejournal.com profile] kroki_refur 4/5 Recommended
37,500 words. It’s May second, and tomorrow is the first day of the end of the world, but Dean doesn’t know that.
Awesome. )

And God, I Know I'm One by [livejournal.com profile] newredshoes 1/5
20,000 words. So Sam is willing to let his younger brother find their missing dad all by himself, but when his fiancee Jessica disappears, he'll drop his position at a D.C. law firm and hit the road to hunt again? Fine. Whatever. Dean can deal with that, just like he can deal with the strange dreams and crippling headaches. The demons, though? That part he doesn't want to do alone.
Nothing more than a 20,000 word partial summary of a promising AU. Why is there not a warning for THIS? )
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One Big Bang and a couple others. All recs! Amazing.

As I Descend the Stair by [livejournal.com profile] busaikko 4/5 Recommended
5900 words. Life, as it flashes before the eyes: "I don't know how to be what anybody expects --" and Sam's hand draws a sharp head-to-toe line -- "but I was halfway to figuring out how to be me."
Finally an SPN transfic that's not about Dean! )

Dead Soldiers: An Oral History of the End Times by [livejournal.com profile] fryadvocate 5/5 Recommended
43,400 words. Although much has been written about the sociological and theological importance of the "End Times War", there has been much less written about the individuals directly involved. Using interviews with primary sources, this paper seeks to examine how Dean and Sam Winchester, two criminals with a history of violence and petty theft, became commonly known as a prophet of the Lord and the Anti-Christ.
How could you not want to read it with that summary? In a word: awesome. )

Accidents Will Happen by [livejournal.com profile] holli 4/5 Recommended
6400 words. Some Goth teenagers accidentally resurrect John Winchester. No, seriously.
Hilarious. )
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Black Soul Choir by [livejournal.com profile] busaikko 5/5 Recommended
Supernatural. 25,400 words. The Winchesters' dying thoughts on shaping your own destiny and making deals; in which Mary is a hunter, John is a father, Dean is a transsexual man, and Sam is pretty happy being Dean's B-side. Featuring 4 hunters, 3 deals with the devil, 2 brothers, 1 blessing, and 1 curse.
This is just amazing. )

The Violet Hour by [livejournal.com profile] zooey_glass04 3/5
5500 words. In the bright glare of the overhead light it's impossible to ignore what he's been seeing all along: the broad, masculine shape of his sister's shoulders underneath the jacket.
Better than the other one that used this prompt, but my like never quite became love. )

Three Shots Fired by [livejournal.com profile] jargonelle 2/5
3000 words. Jo tries to find her place in the hunting community.
I wanted to like this more, because Jo! But alas. )

Bloody Knuckles by [livejournal.com profile] chasingtides 2/5
3800 words. Sam never figured a bar fight in Nowheresville, Tennessee would lead to learning so much about his brother - or the hunting community.
Exactly the sort of thing I dread from this fest: the exposition-heavy coming-out story. )

Caught My Heart in the Middle of a Feeling by [livejournal.com profile] beckaandzac 4/5 Recommended
5900 words. Sam goes looking for new friends and finds something he never would have expected.
Cute. )
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First batch of [livejournal.com profile] lgbtfest fics for this year! So far only one that I really, really loved, but I (obviously) haven't read much yet, either.

What a Man's Gotta Do by [livejournal.com profile] sto_helit_lace 2/5
Dr. Horrible. 4600 words. Everyone's got villains they must face. Captain Hammer has never thought this particular villain was very cool at all.
I don't know who this person is, but it's not Captain Hammer. )

Modern Love by [livejournal.com profile] penknife 5/5 Recommended
Discworld. 2900 words. It's amazing how the world rarely gets less complicated.
Totally my personal canon now. )

Sacrifices by [livejournal.com profile] elementalv 3/5
Stargate: Atlantis. 2600 words. John has always been willing to pay the price for his career and to keep his people safe, but he's just found the one price he's not sure he can afford.
Surprisingly good considering how clueless the prompt was. )

Turn the Page by [livejournal.com profile] messageredacted 3/5
Supernatural. 9000 words. Sam hasn't seen his sister in four years. A lot more has changed than he ever imagined.
I would have liked this a lot more if it hadn't been wincest. )

Now You're a Man by [livejournal.com profile] cho_malfoy 3/5
Supernatural. 5300 words. Dean completed a journey in the body he was born with, but just because he's started a new journey doesn't mean he's likely to forget the last one.
Enjoyable, but I wasn't really loving it. )
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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 [personal 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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Just a handful of short fics here. I really have not been reading a lot of fic lately. I need something to suck me back in...

Untitled by [livejournal.com profile] lunabee34 3/5
300 words. Most of Eldon Thompson's left cheekbone is ground into Jo's low ponytail.
Enjoyable. )

Wind from the North-North-West by [livejournal.com profile] tabaqui 5/5 Recommended
300 words. Megan scrubbed the towel through her hair - looked at the girl in the mirror. New girl - pretty girl. Girl who was going places, doing things - not running away, just....
Oh, oh, oh, love. )

Lazarus Falling by [livejournal.com profile] rivkat 3/5
1300 words. Castiel smiled, dimpled and guileless. Dean wished he hadn't. "I am commanded to make you fit for what is to come."
Interesting, though not as much so as I'd hoped. )

Family Resemblance by [livejournal.com profile] fryadvocate 3/5
1400 words. Dean's first three years of life.
The summary talks about Dean, but this is really a story about Mary (incorporating the new info from S4). )
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All right, I had a request to do some [livejournal.com 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 [livejournal.com 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 [livejournal.com 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 [livejournal.com 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 [livejournal.com 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 [livejournal.com 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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The Memory Remains by [livejournal.com profile] messageredacted 2/5
Supernatural. 6400 words. Sam always wanted to have a normal life. Why is that so hard to come by?
Just felt unbelievable to me. )

Foundations by [livejournal.com profile] st_aurafina 5/5 Recommended
Harry Potter. 3800 words. A thousand years or more ago, the first stones are being laid at Hogwarts and Rowena is determined that there will be no secrets between the four wizards.
Excellent. )

A Hundred Happy Things by [livejournal.com profile] busaikko 5/5 Recommended
Stargate: Atlantis. 30,000 words. Kaleb's long gone, Jeannie's got a career, Madison has problems, Rodney's got Inner Power!, and Sheppard...is pretty much the same.
I wish I could give this higher than a 5! )
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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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What Is Essential by [livejournal.com profile] layangabi 2/5
Superman Returns. 2500 words. Lois and Richard want Clark to move in with them, but he's worried about what people will say.
Enjoyable, but needs editing. )

Teaching It to Dance by [livejournal.com profile] wolfshark 2/5
Stargate: Atlantis. 3400 words. John is surprised that Rodney is even further in the closet than he is.
Lots of unnatural-sounding dialogue and over-telling. )

Plain Sight by [livejournal.com profile] cho_malfoy 2/5
Supernatural. 3200 words. Ellen enlists Sam and Dean's help on a job and fails to mention where the job takes place.
Should've tried to do the prompt without a case. )

Don't Do as You Wish, Do as I Ask by [livejournal.com profile] liseuse 3/5
Harry Potter. 3100 words. Pansy struggles to balance her mother's desires with her own.
Enjoyable. )

Kind Words by [livejournal.com profile] molly_commas 2/5
Harry Potter. 1600 words. Regulus doesn't want to be gay.
Overly tell-y and has some POV glitches. )
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Turning Pirate by [livejournal.com profile] p0wdermonkey 3/5
Pirates of the Caribbean. 6700 words. Bill Turner had no luck with women, or perhaps it was that women had no luck with Bill Turner.
Enjoyable. )

Being Liquid by [livejournal.com profile] rotaryphones 5/5 Recommended
Harry Potter. 7900 words. When Teddy discovers a new way to be liquid, Victoire helps him to find stability.
Complicated and interesting and just really well done. )

The Rumour Mill by [livejournal.com profile] such_heights 3/5
Harry Potter. 3000 words. Luna thinks people really do focus on the strangest things.
Cute. )

Something New by [livejournal.com profile] lovetheboys 2/5
Supernatural. 800 words. Sam learns something new about his brother.
Pretty bad. )
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I'm not doing these by day, since not every day has fics in fandoms I know, but I'll probably make a post every four or five fics I read. So far not bad. :)

Those People: On the History of Wizarding Britain's Attitude Toward Sexuality by [livejournal.com profile] obfuscate3 4/5 Recommended
Harry Potter. 2800 words. The Wizarding World's LGBT history in a few thousand pointed words, patched together from actual history, canon history, and wholecloth lies. Covers Dumbledore, the Founders, the International Warlock Convention, Francis Bacon, Dilys Derwent, Daisy Hookum, Mumbilius Collins, Phineas Black, and others.
This could easily be done badly, but it wasn't. )

Walk Like a Man by [livejournal.com profile] mmoneurere 3/5
Harry Potter. 2000 words. When you've forgotten how to be yourself, sometimes it helps to try being someone else.
Not great, but interesting. )

In Civilized Parts by [livejournal.com profile] penknife 4/5 Recommended
Pirates of the Caribbean. 3000 words. It wasn't that Jack grew up without any rules, but he's not sure he likes these.
Very believable young Jack. )

Five Kinds of Bars by [livejournal.com profile] sanj 3/5
Supernatural. 2100 words. Sam and Dean never like the same kinds of places.
Enjoyable. )
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Intersecting Circles by [livejournal.com profile] amchara 3/5
1700 words. It might be a big country, but it's still small enough for Jo to run into Dean Winchester.
Enjoyable. )

Five Times Jo Almost Kissed Dean (And the One Time She Did) by [livejournal.com profile] quiet_rebel 3/5
1600 words. What the title says.
Cute. )

Your Six Blade Knife by [livejournal.com profile] niz4 2/5
600 words. Random Bela/Dean/Sam threesome PWP.
Disappointing. )

Proof That God Hates You by [livejournal.com profile] sinuous_curve 4/5 Recommended
1900 words. It was in Stoneville, Missouri that Jo began to wonder if maybe she really was on God's shit list.
Great Jo voice. )

A Notch on the Bedpost by [livejournal.com profile] queencria 2/5
2800 words. Sequel to Proof That God Hates You. Jo meets up with Dean again.
Not as good as the first. )

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