Stargate: AtlantisWhat It's Made
by 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 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 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 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 TheoryMoonpie and Meemaw
by 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 SimpsonsThree untitled ficlets
by 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 RPFDown the Rabbit-hole
by 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.