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Glee

Blessed Not Lucky by [personal profile] gloss Rec
900 words. PG. Mercedes/Quinn + Lauren. "A time to mourn/A time to cast away stones, a time to gather stones together"

Neat post-apocalyptic fic. I'm really curious about this world.

Son of a Preacher Man

Sweet Caroline by [personal profile] mjules Rec+
2600 words. G. A stomach full of fireflies, a house full of secrets.

Oh wow. *_* I would never have found this if not for going through the trans tag to find stuff for my master list, aince while I'm vaguely familiar with the song, it's not something I'd have otherwise clicked on, but I'm so glad I did because it was amazing.

Stargate: Atlantis

Dreaming I'm Alive by [personal profile] cesare Rec
21,000 words. When John is exposed to the Iratus retrovirus from "Conversion" again, the team bands to help. But there are some things John has to face alone.

This was written for [community profile] sgareversebang and based on this really cool drawing by [personal profile] chkc. This is John/Rodney, but the story itself is mostly gen. I loved the alien species and the details about John's transformation.

Ugly Betty

Ugly Betty Season Five: New York, New York by [livejournal.com profile] yahtzee63 Rec+
Series. Takes off from canon during the show's penultimate episode, "The Past Presents The Future." Betty is about to leave New York for an exciting new life in London ... but fate has other plans. To Daniel's surprise, so does he.

This is the first "virtual season" of a show I've ever read, though I know it's a fairly common thing. Mainly I don't read gen that much, so I'm not as interested in it for other shows, but for Ugly Betty it's perfect. I had already read and loved one post-canon UB fic by this author, so when I happened across this virtual season five, I knew I had to read it. It is everything I could hope for in an Ugly Betty fic and really feels like it could actually be canon. All the wacky soap opera plot twists are here and so well done. One thing I really like about this series is that the whole season is not "will they or won't they?" Instead, once they realise they have feelings for each other, the problem is finding time to actually be together (and even that doesn't last the whole "season"). I love that Alexis is brought back, and also YOGA. My favorite minor character. And Yoga/Claire is strongly hinted at here, hopefully it will be more than hinted at by the end of the series.

Yes, that's the one drawback. This is still a WiP. There are currently twelve fics, over 150,000 words total, but it's not done (I'm guessing the author means it to be a twenty-ish episode season, as the show was). While the fics were originally being posted on an almost weekly basis, the last one was posted June 8th and the author seems to have discovered X-Men: First Class in the meantime, so I hope that doesn't mean they'll drop this. D: *crosses fingers* Anyway, I highly recommend it as-is, even if it never does get finished. But I have used the AO3 subscribe function (first time using it!), so I'll be notified when/if more is posted. (I hope eventually we'll be able to modify subscriptions so we can subscribe to just one fandom from an author, or one series/fic/tag/etc.)
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Now to go read some remix stuff! (All I've read so far is the one of mine, because I was finishing up that Leverage fic.)

Iron Man

The Kids Aren't All Right by [livejournal.com profile] samdonne Rec+
11,500 words. "It's been 'a hell of a year' since industrialist Tony Stark owned up to his alter ego in a move that stunned observers and longtime aides alike. With the US facing unprecedented homegrown suicide attacks, Iron Man's contribution to national security is more than ever under scrutiny. As she follows Stark during a year of crisis, exclusively for Vanity Fair, Christine Everhart explores the many contradictions of the man behind the mask, uncovers tales of personal loyalty, patriotism gone awry and corporate betrayal, and asks whether Iron Man is the embodiment of an outdated American fantasy—a self-made, unilateral, technological solution to hopelessly complex problems—and whether he can survive the violent encounter with reality."

Okay, this is just really, really cool. It really does read just like a magazine article.

A Small and 100% Innocent Token of Gratitude by [livejournal.com profile] svilleficrecs Rec+
7500 words. He acts like what he's doing is the most natural thing in the world.

Jesus fuck, this is one of the hottest things I have ever read. It also made me all OTP squee-y. (Warning to [personal profile] helens78: Don't click! Foot fetish!)

Follow Your Shame by [livejournal.com profile] atrata Rec+
1000 words. No matter how many times they dance, she'll never sleep with Tony Stark.

Oh man, this is super fucked up and I love it so. *flails* Tony you expect to be fucked up, but I always like my OTPs mutually fucked up and this Pepper is totally as fucked up as Tony.

Ugly Betty

MODE: Final Issue! by [livejournal.com profile] yahtzee63 Rec+
32,200 words. What happens to Daniel and Betty and everyone else after the final episode.

Wow, this really felt like canon. I don't think there was anything in here that I couldn't see happening on the show. I love it's not just about Daniel and Betty, though they are and have always been my OTP for this show. The sections switch between characters and the author really has everyone's voice down so well. I could hear them in my head. And there were some misunderstandings and some soap opera moments that really made it feel like Ugly Betty; even though those weren't my favorite parts of the show, having stuff like that in the fic really added to the feeling that I was watching a fifth season. And the ending! I was getting to the end and feeling like, nooooo, I hope this doesn't shortchange Marc when everyone else gets their happy ending. But then he did! And even though I am not particularly a Justin/Marc shipper, I really loved this and it worked so well. I loved Justin's "There's someone in the world who's going to love you for the rest of your life." and how Marc never got that he wasn't just talking about in general, but about himself. I wasn't at all unhappy with where the show ended, because it wrapped up things nicely and you could see how things were going to go...and this just took all that to the logical conclusion. I often read a really good fic and say "this is my canon now", but it's usually not something I really think would be on the show or whatever, because TPTB don't roll like that. But this is all glee-making and is exactly what I could see happening on the actual show. I love it so!

Leverage

Survival by Eliot by [livejournal.com profile] sullensiren Rec
13,000 words. When a virus ends the world in a plague of zombies, Eliot Spencer travels around with Parker and Hardison, helping pick up the pieces. Hardison builds a website.

This is a really neat idea. There's a website that's meant to be Hardison's website, and it's got all Eliot's zombie-survival tips and stuff, and then after each section on the website, there's a link you can click to read a bit of the fic. Both the fic and the website are really well done (and don't forget to click on the various links at the top of the site; not all of them work, but the ones that do are great, especially the fake DW community).

Harry Potter

Useless Talent (Sundial in the Shade Remix) by [personal profile] ineffabilitea Rec
1800 words. Sirius wants Remus; Remus wants Sirius. Remus loves Sirius; Sirius loves Remus. So why aren't they together like James thinks they are? The answer hinges on confidence, and its lack.

This is a remix of Useless Talent, an old Sirius/Remus fic of mine, and expands a mutual pining double-drabble and gives it a happy ending. I like that it kept the same structure as the original, which had one drabble in Remus's POV and one in Sirius's. Cute and well-written and works well as a remix.
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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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