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children's work by lithiumdoll
Life [character study]
Reese character study and Reese/Charlie relationship study. I've been watching verius female led cop shows recently, but this just makes it clear, none of them had a patch on Dani Reese.

breakable by killabeez
Catch and Release [yummy happy]
Lovely sum-up of the movie. Feelings and love and friendship and YUM.

so bohemian like you by proofpudding
Clueless
Perfect song choice, lovely cuts, especially in the first half, great clip matching to lyrics. Guaranteed to put a smile on your fave.

hot in herre by sweetestdrain
Cabaret
Oh this is good, the change-over is very well done.

blue lips by vesperregina
The Fall
Utterly gorgeous. Dreamy and epic, just like the film.

firework by dogstar
Whip It
Great song choice.

new in town by bop_radar
Whip It
Fun, bouncy, (skate-y) vid.

fixing a hole by legoline
The King's Speech
Great editing - on the beat cuts and well chosen clips. Clever song choice.

ooh la la by purplefringe
Moulin Rouge
Lovely editing, lots of movement and colour

I'm still here by dragonchic
How to Train Your Dragon
Very fast paced, basically a love-letter to flying, lots of fun.

the fear by laura shapiro
Misfits [character study]
Alicia character study, lyrics very neatly tied into the narrative.

what a man by sisabet
Pride and Prejudice (BBC 1995)
HAHA, omg the bit at 1.12? Slayed me. Funny, lighthearted Darcy/Lizzie vid.

friendship and courage and whatever by dogstar
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
I haven't seen the movie, but I figured the source was fun and shiny enough that watching a vid would still be fun, and it definitely was, lots of sharp cuts, on the beat lots of movement, lots of colour.

everything comes and goes by greensilver
Tangled
Absolutely gorgeous - all that glowing golden hair and magic.

shine by fan_eunice
Thelma and Louise
Utterly epic. Wonderful, heartbreaking. The best, most tragic friendship ever. Very neatly narrates the snowballing way everything happens in the film.

silver moon, black dog by thingswithwings
Discworld live action
Susan Sto Helit
Susan is the BEST. Also her hair.

contracts by genusshrike
Wanted
Fast, fun, actioner vid. Quite intense and angsty towards the end, good pacing.
 
 
05 February 2012 @ 11:39 pm
fair ball by snuffnyc
Rizzoli & Isles
Rizzoli/Isles
Part two of a series, but I like the banter in this part best.

no competition by fialka
Rizzoli & Isles
Rizzoli/Isles
Good voices. Funny

like a fish needs a bicycle by netgirl_y2k
Morgana, Arthur
Morgana and her sexuality, Morgana and her relationship with Arthur. Very well written, sparse with lots of meaning in the bits left unsaid. I've been a bit weird here and recced the DVD commentary instead of the fic, I still think it works, provided you don't mind mixing a bit of meta in with your storytelling, I like the extra insight it gives you.

open the door by renay
Teen Wolf
Stiles/Derek [oblivious!fic]
Great Stiles voice, not at all overdone. He's nice and oblivious as well, which is always fun.

the politician's wifeby pir8fancier
Harry Potter
Hermione/Draco
I love these middle-aged, life not going as expected, boring marriage, whirlwind affair type future fics. They're both recognisable in their adult counterparts, Hermione's still ethical and somewhat stodgy, and Draco's clever and ruthless. A nice 'Englishness' to Hermione's POV. Occasionally slim on the description, but very good banter.

lab rats and tin soldiers by dancinbutterfly
X-Men FC/Avengers
Steve/Bucky, Erik, Peggy, Howard [pulling on the heartstrings]
Nice steady pacing. Focus mostly on Erik, though Steve and Bucky have some to themselves at the beginning of part two. Lovely characterisation throughout, especially Peggy through Erik's eyes.

"It takes Erik a moment to respond because Peggy Carter is radiant to the point of distraction ... He would take any test she set in front of him and fight for every question just for her approval."

Despite the fact all the emotional punches follow canon and are therefore not 'surprising,' they're really well written -- gathering up all your heartstrings and delivering a sharp tug.

SUITS
(all [long!fics])

grande soy triple dirty chai by friskaz
Harvey/Mike [Coffee!shop!au]
Best kind of Barista fic, fluffy and yummy and full of coffee and cakes

my brother's keeper by closer
Harvey/Mike
Donna and Harvey are siblings AU. Where their younger brother is played by Matt Bomer. MMMM. Plus Harvey and Mike are first deliciously oblivious then deliciously angsty for a very long time.

imprimatur by Closer
Harvey/Mike [soulbonding!fic]
Oh the lovely oblivious fools. I love the safety of soul-bonding fics. The way they can let go and love completely because they'll never fall out of love. It's the definition of magical.

pizza and a movie by Closer, also Donna's POV and Harvey's POV
Harvey/Mike
Pizza boy AU. Yummy, yummy banter. Lots of different things brought out through the different POVs. Despite being the same storyline 3 times over, the differing angles keep it fresh.

the new deal by Closer
Harvey, Mike
Teenage runaway AU -- both of them recognisable, but very young. It's adorable. (Not slash)

floor 37 by Closer
Mike, OMC, Harvey [secret!identity!fic]
The one where Mike accidentally works for the boss. I love me some mistaken identity fic. Nice Michael characterisation, very hard-working and earnest.

a series of covert disasters by Closer
Mike/Harvey
The one where Mike & co get hit with a string of disasters. Solid falling in love shippy fic. Nice slow build

** You may notice most of these are written by Closer. That's a hint. (Translation: go read everything Closer's written).

ghostlight by norgbelulah
Justified/SPN [crossover]
Neat meshing of worlds, rings true. The Boyd/Raylan dynamic is perfect, a good blend of antagonism and friendship. I love that Loretta and Raylan hang out.

dallased by lorax
Community [pretty damn funny]
OH GOD THIS IS AWESOME. The Firefly one just killed all my Firefly love (Chang as Wash? Make it stop) but Troy WOULD cry at the ending. HIS EMOTIONS. I need to find more Community fic. When the voices are right, they're the bestest, funniest things ever, and this fic is SPOT ON.

you'll find the bright places by blackeyedgirl
Avengers
Coulson [kid!fic]
The one where all the Avengers get de-aged and Coulson is awesome. Guys. Coulson is THE SHIT. I don't think this can be said enough. THERE WILL NEVER BE ENOUGH COULSON FIC IN THE WORLD.

to the victor the spoil by annakovsky
Hunger Games
Katniss/Haymitch [crying now]
This is horrible, really, grind you down into tiny pieces, sad-making. A brilliant, depressing, realistic look at how things would play out had they not gone the way of the book. There is no light at the end of the tunnel.

Übermorgen hol ich mir der Königin ihr Kind by waldorph
Once Upon a Time
Rumpelstiltskin, OC
Can this just be canon please? Can we have a positive representation of adoptive parents on this show please? His daughter runs the risk of sounding Mary Sue-ish, but I think she comes off as plain awesome.

condonare by etirabys
XMFC/Hannibal Rising
Charles/Hannibal/Erik [creepifying]
Shivery, creepy, awesome, but then anything with Hannibal would be. He's really great in this. Fucked up and focused. And Charles stuck in the middle, trying to understand them both and wanting Hannibal despite everything. Not so keen on the final line, but everything else is pitch perfect.

WHIP IT

searching for something that makes hearts move by mazily
Pash/Maggie
Pash's voice really works here, an outsider enough that the audience connects, but not too much, so the characterisation all rings true with what we saw in the movie. I really like her reaction to Smashley. Mostly though, I love Maggie, actually fell in love with her over the course of the fic. Somewhat abrupt ending.

it's a conversation by sprat
Maven/Bliss
OH HOT. I love Maven through Bliss' eyes, in a similar way to the rec above, the POV is pitch perfect, and through Bliss' POV we get to fall for Maven. Though it's a lot sharper and more lust-filled, which makes sense considering the object of affection in question!

the first time by elementalv
Bliss/Pash
Good Bliss POV: unsure and nervy, trying to work out what she wants, or more, knowing what she wants and working up the nerve to go for it.


VID

Rizzoli and Isles
skinny genes by charmax
Adorable friendly, funny, shippy vid


META

why Cara was awesome by trobadora
Legend of the Seeker
All very true, they took the 'evil badass, joins the scoobies' character, and played her exactly right. Plus they didn't screw up her bisexuality. WIN ALL ROUND.

meta on reccing by kiki_eng
Very interesting look into recs as fanworks and where reccing might fit in fandom.
 
 
the last post by rheanna
Meta [creepifying]
Epic weird, wonderful and very creepy.

the tragedy of fidelia and mordecai by pitseleh
Doctrine of Labyrinths
Mildmay, Cardenio
The Mildmay voice is perfect, and the relationship between the two friends is lovely. The snippets of Melusine you get to see all ring true.

a life in knives by paxlux
Supernatural [outsider pov]
OC, Sam, Dean
Ruthie is the only survivor of a werewolf attack, she insiste Sam and Dean take her with them and learns to becom a hunter. Awesome outside pov on Sam and Dean. Ruthie's a great character, the good kind of OC, believable and layered and fitting very neatly into the canon.

love cuts like a knife by waketosleep
Hawaii Five-0 [crossover-fusion] with Dexter [emotional kick]
Short and packs quite a punch. Perfect ending

all in by arsenicjade
Suits
Harvey/Mike [slave!fic]
Harvey wins Mike in a poker game. Now he just has to figure out what to do with him.
Nice and long, some classic slave!fic cliches, but done very well. Canon knowledge isn't needed.

shell by cissasghost
Underworld
Selene
Very in character-- her disgust and fear and confusion at being thrown into a world she doesn't understand.

in-needed metaphors by preromantics
Community
Abed/Troy [intoxicated!fic] [yummy happy] [pitch perfect]
Abed's mental voice is perfect. The whole thing is very sweet and fluffy. Abed is deliciously dense.

winner takes all by toestastegood
Fright Night
Jerry/Charley [non-con]
Very very hot, not so keen on the non-con aspect, but the build up and domination is so hot.

make whole what has been smashed by Charli J
Sherlock/John [au] [interesting idea]
The one where Sherlock lives backwards. Complex, twisty and very satisfying. I was in a short-attention span mood, flicking through a whole load of fics, but this, despite its length and need for the reader to focus, managed to grab me and suck me right in. Engrossing and very well written.

performance in a leading role by mad_lori
Sherlock/John [au] [long!fic]
Where they're both actors. I'm not one for established relationships or talking about feelings, so I ended up skipping a chunks from after they got together, but the lead up was great. I love the insider-feel to the setting. The whole thing is meticulously researched. The first part, with the filming, was all wonderful, and the later press related parts are great as well. I got very choked up when reading all the touching 'being true to yourself' bits about them and their relationship. The characterisation is very well done, still recogniseable and there are some wonderful lines. I love the minor characters as well, Harry, Sally, Clara, but especially Irene.

by any other word by loranna
Downton Abbey
Thomas/William
Dreamy and bittersweet.

play by doveheart
Downton Abbey
Thomas/William
Love that piano playing is a Thomas/William cliche. I love the emotional detail in William's POV, the backstory and the way he feels now, all very seamless.

resonances by LadySilver
Teen Wolf
Derek/Jackson
Just beautiful. Dreamy and emotional, interesting idea. there needs to be more Derek/Jackson

the runaround by ferretbaby
Teen Wolf
Stiles/Derek
I LOVE Derek's utter confusion here, it's adorable.

what are we building here by piper
Teen Wolf
Stiles/Derek
Pack dynamics and Stiles/Derek dynamics, very warm and yummy

winter over by downjune
STXI
Sulu/Jim
Absolutely gorgeous. It feels very Wintry. The world is so well researched and detailed. The cast is lovely, but Sulu is especially brilliant, calm and competent and very real.

once upon a time by igrockspock
STXI
Gaila + Chapel, Nyota
This is gorgeous, most especially the last paragraph, really touching. I love Chapel's character, and I love that Nyota and Gaila connect more easily.

stiff upper lip by pyreneeees
Harry Potter
Augusta Longbottom [crying now]
This is utterly gorgeous. It had me tearing up. The Augusta pov is perfect, unbending, prickly and standoffish but so supportive and loving underneath. And the outsider look on the metamorphosis of Neville Longbottom from child to man is just brilliant.

les jours tristes by anon
Harry Potter
Luna, Narcissa
Luna interviews Narcissa post war. Gorgeous character study of them both. POV perfectly catches Luna's mindset and mental voice.

AVENGERS

magnetic by boombangbing
Steve/Pepper/Tony [yummy happy] [fuck yeah]
Classic epic believable long Avengers fic. I love these and hope people keep on writing them. Part one is adorable UST and Steve being adorkable and sweet. Wanting so much and trying to untangle exactly what it is he wants, TOny being Tony. And Pepper organising everything in that awesome way. Part two is more Pepper being awesome. Very awesome. And part three, despite being Tony POV is very 'Go Team!'

stockholm syndrome and other drugs by alchemy alice
Coulson [yummy happy]
Coulson love! Yes please! Lovely Coulson voice, dry and long-suffering and sweet.

falling like a flip of a coin by paxlux
Loki/Thor [incest]
Lovely snatches of their memories showing through, love the inexorable build of their relationship, all passionately violent and violently passionate. Love Loki/Lock and his sharp tongue. The ending makes it though, delightfully heratbreaking.

under ether by Lunik
Darcy/Loki
Lovely Loki characterisation hot and ocd and slightly terrifying. Darcy is, of course, wonderful.

kink meme made them do it by lunik_the_bard
Darcy/Loki (eventually) WIP [fuck yeah], [pitch perfect]

oh god, she’s in high school. This is high school all over again, and guys as hot as Loki don’t want the girl who wears glasses and has dumb hair. This is just like high school, except with more potential to get murdered.

I try not to rec WIPs but this is just perfect. The voices, the dynamic. Yummy and funny and hot. And the whole kink-meme meta aspect is spot on.

feathering the nest by Lunik
Loki
OH LOKI. You are adorable.

BLADE TRINITY

the lies you live by alyse
Blade Trinity
Abby/King [long!fic] [intense] [ust] [hurt/comfort]
Hurt/comfort-ish but not exactly. The opening scene is lovely and tense, the pace calms for the gradual progress from enemy to friend, and then picks up again as the plot starts to twist. Nice fast pacing towards the end, kept me up late readong. Lots of lovely character/relationship manouvering throughout - trust vs betrayal. Really nice work on the main three of Abby/King/Frank. Lovely slow build of the relationship, with lots of UST and very hot, sparky, sex.

while we have oceans by alyse
Abby/King
Great characterisation, nice quiet interlude but with an undertone of tension.

spiralling by alyse
Abby/King
Hot hot hot. Undercover in the queue for a nightclub.

Check out all of alyse's Blade fic. She's got a great hold on Abby and King's characterisation.

a little less conversation by ginandironic
King/Dean [crossover]
Very hot little crossover. I like King, cocky and in control. Seeing a less in control Dean is unusual.

claim by MidKnight2501
King/Drake [intoxicated!fic] [dub con]

chains that bind by Kris
King/Drake [concealed!identity!fic] (kinda)
I like the insiduous way Drake takes control of King.

legacy of the fallen by Kris
King/Drake, King, Deacon, Drake, Blade [insanity] [non-con] [dub-con]
noncon/dub con depending on how you look at it. Not a happy King/Drake fic. Nice and long and plotty. I like the craziness in King's head.

blood magic and a shade of infinite by manic_intent
King/Drake [au] where King is still a vamp.
Good banter from King, very sexy blood/desire elements. Solid characterisation.

the morning after/the night before by sangga
King [pitch perfect]
The disjointed structure, out of chronological order, emphasises how King felt after getting the cure as well as the time after the Daystar, both game changing moments with a weird re-ordering of priorities following after. This catches the atmosphere very well.


VIDS

glittering cloud by TxlSplash
BSG
Boomer
"Don't blame me, I can't help what I am... (Lord knows I've tried to)
BOOOOOMMEEEEERRRRR! Perfect, lyric matching to scenes. Very epic and heartbreaking. OH GOD BOOMER. WHY SO TRAGIC.

sorrow by greensilver
Captain America
Steve
OH STEVE. Very clearly articulated vid showing everything Steve's lost. Very sad, very poignant. I really love the way the vid is structured, the build up for each of his losses, the framing through use of fade to blacks and then the final repetition of black and white scenes to really bring it home.

to the dogs or whoever by greensilver
Once Upon a Time
Charming/Snow White
I'm not all that invested in their relationship in the show. It's sweet and fun but it hasn't hit me. This vid however... SO SWEET. I love how vids can do that, cut out all the blather and give a pure emotional hit

Harry Potter feat. Glitch Mob by Grable 424
Harry Potter
I always thought HP would go well to Glitch mob, all those laser-like fight scenes. I'm not 100% won over by the canon audio used in the vid, but it's not that it's badly done, just not a technique I'm keen on. The vid itself is very slick; jerky and sharp and perfect to the music.
 
 
26 November 2011 @ 07:43 pm
NB: nemo_recs is now closed to comments thanks to an overload of spam.

AVENGERS 'VERSE + THOR

A kindness repaid by potboy,
Loki, Steve
Not so keen on the rape aspect, but it's only in the first chapter.

Athelas and Chaos war by astolat
Loki/Thor.
BECAUSE THE ANGSTY HOTNESS. I CAN'T BEAR IT.

Ready fire aim by gyzym
Superhusbands! (Steve/Tony). 'COS THEY ARE ADORABLE. Especially oblivious, can't make friends, socially awkward Tony, because he is an awkward puppy and we love him.

holy by indigostohelit
Steve/Tony [au] [hotness]
SO. HOT. Love Steve's naive virginal-ness and Tony is very Tony. Also, hot. SO HOT.

Clint/Darcy - BECAUSE THE SNARK IT MAKES ME SQUEE.
The heart is my least vulnerable spot by waketosleep
Not your mother's alma mater (WIP) by smittywing

Have some bonus Black Widow/Pepper, because, hot:
Badass is Natasha Romanoff's Middle Name by Lunarwolfik and An aching by tsukinofaerii.

This must be what pets are like by cerebel
Loki, Agent Coulson [cat!fic]
LOKI = CAT. OH YES.

Just temporary Ma'am by sutlers
Clint/Darcy
"...but even Jane's multiple fancy degrees couldn't hide the fact that she was fundamentally a Crazy Hot Chick." -- HAHA best description of Jane EVER.

It's electrifying by striped_fic
Clint/Darcy [pitch perfect]

Clint from the Avenger Initiative looked distinctly uncomfortable. "I'm a marksman," he said to the wall behind Jane's shoulder.

Well, that was horseshit. Darcy felt insulted. And a little brainfreezy again; she put down her Slurpee on the filing cabinet behind her. "God, don't be an asshole, Clint. If your superpowers are classified then just say that, don't lie to me."

When she turned around again, he was blushing a little. Actually blushing. "Oh my god," she breathed. "You're not lying, are you? Youareactuallyamarksman," she said in a rush with her hand over her mouth to hide her smile. "That is so lame!"
-- Best Clint/Darcy ever, I love it. The banter, the characterisation. Perfect.


kink meme fill by anon
Fright Night
Jerry/Charley [hotness]
HOT HOT. This is what I wanted the film to be. I know, I have unrealistic expectations.

new dawn fades by omphalos
Doctor Who
Doctor/Master [epic], [pulling on the heartstrings] [hotness] [long!fic] [dark] [intense]
Utterly amazing, kept me up way later than I intended. I know barely anything about Doctor Who canon beyond being able to fit names to a handful of faces, but the characterisation in this was detailed and wonderful, totally swept me up in the story and the emotion. I especially loved the sheer need the Doctor has for the Master. Well, actually I love the Master POV as well, so basically I love all of it!

in a lonely place by flamethrower
Star Wars
Obi-Wan Kenobi/Qui-Gon Jinn [au] [long!fic] [dark] [hotness] [secretly!a!good!guy]
AU where Obi-Wan goes undercover in the Sith to expose Sideous. I'm not all up on Star Wars canon, so there was some wiki/google flailing to place names. But most of it was pretty straightforward. Obi-Wan's cahracterisation was brilliant, all cold and clever and opaque. Lots of nice complex plottings, sexy sex scenes and the really good kind ofhurt/comfort. Nice and long

fish out of water by dark_roast
Veronica Mars [crossover] with Lovecraft
Logan (Logan/Veronica, but she's not there in-person for most of the fic) [interesting idea] [long!fic]
Very good Logan character study wrapped up in a plotty, crazy crossover (he is so broken, my God). Author calls it crack, but the story isn't written in a comic or flippant way. I've only a passing knowledge of Lovecraft and I still got most of the references, and hey, that's what wiki is for. The first chapter throws you into a dream sequence, which I found a bit disorienting (as it's meant to be). But the plot itself is perfectly well structured. I liked the OCs a lot.

missing persons by dsudis
Numb3rs
Charlie/Don [long!fic] [amnesia!fic] [kidnapping!fic] [incest] [intense]
Epic long. Really long, totally ate my weekend. I have no familiarity with canon beyond Charlie being that guy from 10 things and solving crimes in some maths related way, but that was no obstacle. The entire fic is well paced, and maintains tension through the emotional plot as well as the action. It just ratchets right up there. Definitely un-put-downable. Really good twisty look at the incest, no brushing away of the issues. Pretty dark in places, when dealing with the trauma, torture and abuse etc. Fair amount of violence.

metal heart by kartography
How I met your Mother
Robin/Barney [pitch-perfect]
Clever, great Robin voice -- awkward commitment-phobe and how she falls into a relationship anyway. Really really hot sex. Nice sprinkles of humour and banter.

toys by litgal
BTVS
Spike/Xander [bdsm] [d/s] [kidnapping!fic] [dark] [long!fic] [drug use]
Good old fashioned evil Spike. pitiful, needy Xander. Not quite Stockholm syndrome, but not far off. Lots of dub-con manipulation. I'm not so into the practical BDSM stuff, (spanking and kneeling and bindings etc.) so there was a bit more pain than I'd like mixed in with the pleasure. Nice slow build - wallowing in Xander's feelings, his shame, his need. Lots of sex/sexual play. Wasn't so interested once the focus shifted to the rest of the cast, ended up skipping from about 3/4 of the way into the second part. But the fic is loooong.

the sniper at the gates of heaven by JoeLawson
The Losers
Ensemble [interesting idea]
Nice use of the 3rd person Omniscient. Definitely fits the tone of the story, disjointed and sprawling, but also about community. Post apocalyptic setting shows how the Losers deal with the repercussions. I like the Aisha character study that's tied into it as well.


TEEN WOLF
Derek/Stiles

rollover by strofeof_genie
[powerless!kink]
"It's not like either of us planned it to go like that, dude! And it is a terrible idea, pretty much for the reasons that we argued about. I mean, I'm not like you, how can I hope to even - okay, why are you transforming holy shit please stop,"
Mmm, that bit where fear suddenly spikes, but we know it's all wrapped up in arousal and a desperate need to submit but the conscious brain won't let you. Also part three has the absolute best Stiles/Chris conversation EVER. I adore it, it's total payback for all the creepy car breaking Chris does in the show.

Stiles nods, confused and wary and generally accepting. "What are you guys, hunters?" Stiles can't help but ask, and the expression on their face is priceless. Stiles is going to get himself shot one day, probably by these people.

civilian disguise by starbeast.
[ust]
Funny little fic, but such a tease.

the sanctuary by chase_acow
[secretly!a!good!guy] [powerless!kink] [dubcon] [interesting idea]
Takes a little while to really hit its stride, but by the time you reach the cabin it's steady. Has the nice secretly a good guy thing going on, ambiguous on Derek's motivations. Great Stiles voice. I like the AU, interesting set up. Lots of yummy powerless type stuff -- body wanting, brain not quite there yet.

drive carefully and dont forget to fasten your condom by chase_acow
[intoxicated!fic]
This is ADORABLE. and it has drugged wandering hands Stiles, which is awesome. I like the character study of Derek that's slipped in there though, the references to his aimlessness, desperationa nd lonilness

along this road by elandrialore
LOVE THIS. the characterisation is somewhat less angsty than in show. But I love it all the same, the Sheriff pov is wonderful, and the descriptions of Derek are gorgeous.

the pros and cons of freaking out by bumblebee
Pretty hilarious. Stiles having a panic attack, Derek calming him down with kisses and then more. I like Lydia at the end.

bittersweet between my teeth by melfice
Stiles/Derek [intoxicated!fic] [ust] [hotness]
Drugged!Stiles wanting and UST and lots of heat.

WIP by zooeyrye (scroll down for first part)

He doesn’t really want to analyse what the huge teeth marks on his chest mean, either. Knowing that they’ve given he and his dad an extra layer of protection is more than enough for Stiles, and he knows that if he psychoanalyses it further than that, he’s not going to like the unknown territory of Dangerville, which is adjacent to Werewolfville and parallel to Scarytown,

[epic] [magical!bond!fic] [au]
Stiles takes Derek's mark for protection, things progress from there. More serious than most Derek/Stiles usually is. The bond doesn't magically make everything all right. They haven't secretly been lusting after each other for ever. It's a bit of a reversal fic, the bond comes first and the relationship second, it's slow and painful and epic. It all feels very well world-built. Very solid despite branching off into AU territory. I like the darker tone, everyone a bit more ambiguous and complex. The Stiles pov is perfect, tense but still with the edge of Stiles-craziness.

unspoken by sori
Lovely oblivious Stiles and broody monosyllabic Derek. Stiles goes away to college, Derek keeps on turning up.

this is halloween by swingset13
Nightmare before Christmas [crossover-fusion]
Very sweet and I love all the baking.


VIDS

suddenly I see by purplefringe
Firefly
Kaylee/Inara [yummy happy]
I was grinning within moments. I LOVE THIS SHOW. And I love them, I love how easy their relationship is. I just love how much smiling footage there is of these two. Also I very much like the Inara=strawberry and Kaylee's O face. Perfect.

dragula by thedothatgirl
Underworld
Vampires! Werewolves! Guns! Violence! Black leather! ACTIONACTIONMOREACTION! Also a little bit of sex, but mostly ACTION! This is what vampire movies should be about. Screw Twilight.

pack by wistfulfever
Teen Wolf
Derek/Stiles, Jackson/Stiles (Jackson centric)
This show is pure sex. Jackson, his strange fascination with Stiles, Derek, his strange fascination with Stiles... CONNECTED??? Or, just. Watch and enjoy the pretty. (And that awesome music break. YUM)

no one's gonna take me alive by signed_aislynn
I am Number Four
Number Six
Because she was the only good thing in that movie. Or in other words -- Number Six pwns everyone. The end.

El tango de Roxanne by MSQu7
Loki
Loki/Sif, Thor/Sif
Found via ageless_aislynn's rec. Not a love triangle I'd have thought of, and Loki/Sif isn't a pairing I see easily, but this vid is very persuasive and I'm very impressed by the editing of the show audio. Shame the footage is so dark.

working for a living by thingswithwings
Hustle/Leverage [crossover]
Fun and awesome, I love these shows. All the dressing up and messing around and the MONEY. Very fun and bouncy and awesome.
 
 
this scar is named john mcclane by basingstoke
(part 1 and part 3 are my favourites)
Die Hard
Zeus/John
IDEK. This is hilarious I think I died. And Zeus' voice is spot on, it's great.

hellfire by norgbelulah
Justified
Raylan, Boyd [intoxicated!fic] [friendship]
This is amazing, I love the backstory. Boyd is brilliant, perfectly IC. I love his insight into their relationship.

redeemed and summoned by name by on_any_ledge
Justified
Raylan/Boyd [intoxicated!fic] [hotness]
So hot.

I Read on a Hillside Gravestone: The Sweetest Thing You Ever Heard by norgbelulah
Justified
Boyd (/) Raylan
I love this, it's understated, but there's a lot of emotion running through it. Really great Boyd.

our bones are broken still by firefly_crush
TVD
Katherine/Klaus/Elijah
Really gorgeous. I love the dynamics of the relationship, but most especially the way there's a brilliant character study of Katerina/Katherine running through it all.

shelter by passe_simple
Jesse/Andrew RPF Shelter![AU]
MOST GOERGOUS ADORABLE FIC EVER, the emotional tied up in knots that Jesse does, the neuroses and the stress, and Edaurdo's utter adorableness and the hot sex. UNF. I really love the characterisation, everyone's got flaws, everyone fucks things up in their own little ways, it's so gorgeous and human

upon the heath by ohnvm
TSN
Mark/Eduardo [intense]
Definite emotional kick here. Leaves you feeling all fluttery and breathless.

buyer's remorse by silviakundera
TSN
Sean, Eduardo/Mark
Sean's characterisation is just awesome, self centred and crazy and basically adorable. Love the outsider pov on Eduardo and Mark

the oldest game by anon
Sherlock
Mycroft/Lestrade [hooker!au] [dubcon]
My rec is this: me doing the mycroft/lestdrade dance, me doing the hooker!fic dance Me doing the dubcon, secret identity dance. Me doing the all my kinks are getting hit dance. This fic caused a lot of dancing, is what I'm saying.

learn to wear each other well by sinuous curve.
Sherlock
Mycroft/Lestrade [pitch perfect]
Hot, sexy, yummy tense build to the ship. Great characterisation, Mycroft, being all intelligent and awesome, but still akward with the whole other-people thing. Best of all though, is the prose, word choice is gorgeous and rich, but never enough to lose you in description. Perfect balance.

call me by his name by sinouous_curve
XMFC
Erik/Charles [emotional kick]
Hot and delicate and lots of gorgeous twisty emotional drama. I love the way Charle's POV is brought to life. The angst and pain of the injury, the repercussions, the blame, is put centre stage in a way that's very honest and real. They're gorgeous and so crushingly tragic.

enjoying an indifferent domescity by sinuous_curve
XMFC
Charles/Erik
Crazy hot. Love the look into Charles' psyche. The hold s_c has on the characters is phenomenal, all that thinkiness and super hot sex as well? Wowza.

ready for the deepest by iphignia939
XMFC
Irene/Raven [au]
This is gorgeous. I'd recomend reading the other Irene AUs iphignia939's written, to get an idea of the character, but it porbably works as a standalone/with comic book knowledge. I really like her outsider's perspective on Erik. And I like the thinkiness on what it would be like to be precognitive.

just a face on a train bykatheryne
Spiderman
Gen, [outsider pov]
kinda adorable. And hey, ffnet, good can come from the pit of despair, whoda thunk? I was all teary eyed by the end. TOO ADORABLE. I WANT TO WATCH SPIDERMAN ALL OVER AGAIN.

one sister have I in our house by astro_knight
Discworld
Esme Weatherwax
Yes to this forever. wonderful character study, Lily and Esme and who she is. Love it.

tomorrow belongs to me by valtyr
Captain America
Steve/Tony [epic]
Epic and wonderful. Just go read it


Thor

Everything by astolat, LOTS OF YUMMY DUB CON. ALSO, WIN.

my body is a cage by walks by herself
Loki/Thor [au]
I like how Loki is a lot more stable in this. The lack of lies in his upbringing, knowing his place, still him, still clever and tricky and angsty but not so fucked up and bitter.

shatter by Aria
Loki/Thor
Been recced all over and with good cause, it's a gorgeous Loki POV character study. I like the gen beginning the ship is good, but it's all about Loki really.

stitch by illwynd
Loki/Steve
AW, Steve is so damn epic. I like the treatment of the stitches. Very painfully real.

can't go back the same way you came by pellucere Loki gen [pulling on the heartstrings]
Lovely character study, is effectively what Avengers could be had Loki chosen humility not pride. I WISH THIS WAS CANON. Nice slow build, Loki is coming from a very cold, broken and sad place.

telephone by anon
Loki, Cap, Thor [adorkable]
I'm a sucker for Loki/Cap in any incarnation. But this is super good, great voices, lovely incomprehensible Loki. And a very yummy bewildered adorable Cap POV.

“I’m not even going to bother anymore,” he tells Clint, once he can properly move his jaw again. Clint looks at him and nods in something almost like sympathy.

“I’ve found that’s a good philosophy. You know, in general,” he agrees. “Now quit moving around while I set you on fire.”


sigyn (binding is not punishment) and ragnarok (release tips the balance) by Aria
Darcy/Loki [epic] [fuck yeah]
Darcy = Sigyn. Stop, just... bask in that for a moment. DARCY= SIGYN. If that doesn't make you die from the awesome I don't know what will. Also, it's got a bit of a Joker/Harlequin flavour and I love it.


ART

lokiscan from camilladilla
loki manip by kisago - this is how manips should be done.

Just go follow everything fornax draws. (Plus bonus genderswap Black Widow (is Paul Bettany)).

how to train your dragon by baruyon - AAWWWW
 
 
 
what a million girls would kill for by woldy
DEVIL WEARS PRADA
Emily, Miranda, Emily/OFC
Gorgeous. Really nails Emily, all very sharp and bold, with a really strong sense of purpose.

what I wore to the revolution by femslash09
DEVIL WEARS PRADA
Emily/Andy
I love Emily's usual uptight-ness, and I like Andy's confidence here.

never leave a trace by sam_storyteller
WHITE COLLAR
Neal, (Peter/Neal/EL) [prison!fic]
I love the matter of fact darkness in this story, very Neil Gaiman type feel. Seamless integration into the AU.

spies like us by the hoyden
NARUTO
Hatake Kakashi/Umino Iruka [concealed!identity!fic]
Solid writing, works without any knowledge of canon. I love concealed identity fics, so this hits my kink.

by daybreak we'll be gone by storm_petrel
THE LOSERS
Ensemble, Cougar/Jensen [werewolf!fic]
AWESOME. Pack bonds, first impressions and misunderstandings. Very, very awesome.

Werewolves in Groznyy by james
THE LOSERS
Jensen POV Cougar/Jensen, [werewolf!fic]
I like the mention of the pack dynamic in terms of Cougar/Jensen and Clay being Alpha.

early returns by anon
INCEPTION [au]
Arthur/Eames
Newspaper!AU. Love the characterisation and the way the characters fit neatly into their new roles. Love Arthur's POV he's such a stress-pot. The writing has a nice, light, humorous touch.

the understood boundaries of self by guilderland
INCEPTION
Arthur/Eames, [d/s], [hotness], [intense]
the team takes on a job whose mark is into the BDSM lifestyle. they go under with Eames as Arthur's sub, because Arthur is, in real life, a dom. Eames going into sub-space was one of those things that stuck with me for ages after reading. I love the smoothness of this fic. The way it flows and the raw edges of the relationship that get sorted out. Love Eames POV as well, he's adorable in this. But mostly I love the fact that it's super fucking hot.

LEVERAGE

Bad Romance by jendavis
Eliot/Hardison [intoxicated!fic]
I need to watch Leverage one of these days. Lovely messy hot pwp, with some great tense, unsure in-their-headness

chocolate chile and cloves by betty
Hardison/Eliot, Hardison/Parker, Hardison/Eliot/Parker
I like this, I like the twist on handcuffs, hot but with an awareness of YKINMK/triggers. V clever.

the not your teaching tool job by BlackEyedGirl
Asexual!Parker/Hardison/Eliot [asexuality]
Very well done fic. Deals with everyone's reactions to Parker and the misconceptions they have.

sweet time by facetofcathy
Eliot/Hardison
Very sexy, I like the characterisation, Hardison all wound up at the beginning. I like that Eliot takes his time before sex, the very opposite of minimal prep.

the odd jobs series by betty and emeraldwoman
Hardison/Parker, Hardison/Parker/Eliot, [ust]
This series is EPIC. exactly the kind of UST and 'they make me want them through the crazy' that I love. Also a fun job thread running through it. I love how you have Eliot's feelings unfolding slowly, first realising there's something there, then realising it's for both of them, and not wanting to fuck up what they have then realising there might be a way they can all deal. OH OT3 you are win.

your head's a dead tomato splot with moldy purple spots, Mr. Grinch by Smercy
GEEK LOVE! This is adorable. Hardison introduces Parker and Eliot to the joy of Firefly. SO MUCH LOVE.

SHERLOCK

memorandum by calico
Lestrade/John, John/Sherlock, Lestrade/Sherlock [intense]
Seriously, UST and then hot sex and all this angsty lustful undertone. Fuck me.

the republic of heaven by blind_author's
Sherlock/John [crossover-fusion] with His Dark Materials. WIP
AWESOME OMG. Very long and plotty. But WIP, so going to be even longer! Great characterisation, seamless meshing, not just of the universes, but also of the book and show plots. Perfect characterisation as well. And sexy sexy hot sexiness.

When I look in the mirror I see double by etothepii
[interesting idea]
Mycroft (Anthea)/John
There should be more Mycroft and Anthea in all Sherlock fics ever. Great writing: sharp, well observed and realistic.

I'm also going to rec everything etothepii has done in Sherlock fandom, in particular the BDSM 'verse fics (You need someone, it's easy, everything), the werewolf fics and the HDM crossovers (previously recced).


Other people's recs:

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VIDS

teardrop by thisismycalling
INCEPTION
Mal, ensemble. Constructed narrative pre-film. [au], [epic]
Perfect song choice. Epic and inexorable, amazing build. Very good meld of different sources, feels like a seamless narrative. Love the colour work. I love the emotional build, the laughter and smiles at the beginning and the way it all shatters until we're at film canon.

personal jesus by killabeez
TRUE BLOOD
Ensemble, [interesting idea]
Clever idea, works even better on the second watching. I'm always going to love anything that has Eric/Godric in, but, just very clever lyric/clip matching. Some lovely, 'oh yes, this is what True Blood is' moments. Some nice complex/ugly relationships in there with series three knowledge of Bill/Sookie, and with the whole Maryann part. In fact I love how you get this entirely different spin on each relationship, while they're all fundamentally the same, blood and power.

underground by lim
SHERLOCK
Oh clever. I love that I didn't get what the song was until about half way through and had a sudden OH RIGHT! moment. It is a perfect choice, the song itself, the cover. The editing is sharp. The layering of little hints and glances is awesome. I love the pacing, very quick and energetic.
 
 
TSN
a submission to reason by thisissirius
Mark/Eduardo [d/s] [hotness]
Mark and Eduardo have this gorgeous D/s dynamic. Deals with Mark's gradual acceptance of the relationship as they go through the setting up of facebook. I love the dreamy blissed out-ness as Mark submits.

you think you've changed your mind by toestastegood
Mark/Eduardo [telepathy!fic]
Mark wakes up with the ability to hear Eduardo's thoughts. It would have been a lot more helpful when they were still talking to each other.
I love how matter of fact Mark is about his new power. In general I love Mark's POV, he's such an angsty, emotionally awkward little puppy. *scrunches*

they smash up in the sky by oflights
Mark/Eduardo [intense]
I adore Mark's characterisation in this. The way he's older and more mature, he's really grown up, but at the same time he's still Mark, still emotionally awkward, but just more aware of it now. there's a great tension to the whole fic, thanks to Mark's angsty POV, which is totally awesome. I usually dislike Eduardo being in the wrong, but it works very well here, this is a set up I can buy into. His reaction to Mark is neatly tied into his own hangups. For all his apparent open-ness, he does have these serious issues. But then, he's till Wardo, he's still utterly in love with Mar, and bouncy and adorable. "Eduardo’s eyes get wide, and then he’s beaming, the only person in the world who could respond to a sexual proposition like you’ve offered him a basket of kittens and rainbows and candy."

tongue tied and twisted
by restlesspuppy
TSN RPF
Jesse/Andrew
Adorable and gorgeous. Short. I'm not usually one for RPF but this is v sweet.


WHITE COLLAR
let it carry us somewhere unreachable by cold_feets
Neal and El
Absolutely gorgeous little tag to ep 1.10. I love stoned Neal, and I love the El POV here, caring and lovely.

the rehabilitated con con china_shop
Neal/Peter/Elizabeth
Love it, the UST, the pervasive sense of longing. I like the dynamics of the threesome: Neal getting in over his head, Peter wanting but being restrained by his ethics, Peter and El as a team, El being careful and in control of the situation. Definitely the most believable OT3 set up I've read.

SHERLOCK
ain't seen the sunshine and sequel snowflakes like dust in the sun by eleanor k
John/Lestrade [au]
Awesome AU with John as Sherlock and Mycroft's nanny. The first part is sort of a retelling of Hound of the Baskervilles. Love the characterisation of EVERYBODY. Deft and funny. Convincing AU. Also, Lestrade and John have in-universe blogs! Mixed media style awesome. except maybe I should call it meta awesome? viral marketing awesome except for fic? IDEK. Awesome.

In the land of the blind by entangled_now
Sherlock/John [apoca!fic]
Wonderful characterisation, great tense-but-dreamy atmosphere. Very clever plot.

through which I run by garryowen and talitha78 made a gorgeous vid to go with. There's also a yummy picspam at the end of the fic.
AMAZING GRACE
Pitt/Wilberforce
The style of writing takes a moment to get into, but once in it flows very nicely. I really like Wilberforce's POV, so much adoration and love.

in the kitchen with a killer by whomever
RED EYE
Jackson/Lisa [ust]
UST, danger, risk. Perfect little fic for the two of them

original slash recs @ my lj


META

on slash
"Slash was the only genre of literature I had ever found that followed the characters into bed and back out of it; that investigated and demonstrated how the people they were outside of bed were connected to the people they were in bed; that modeled how to be with someone in everyday life, go to bed with them, and then wake up next to them and continue everyday life with them."


VIDS

white blank page by lovestories
TSN Mark/Eduardo
Emotional and angsty, great build. Perfect lyric choice. Did they write the song for Mark/Eduardo?!

VidUKon write up @ my lj
Contains many vidrecs, as well as panel write ups (i.e., meta on vidding)
 
 
HP
the hero of her own story by igrockspock
[character study]
Great portrait of Narcissa after Voldemort's fall, scrambling to save her family without losing face.

in loco parentis by dolores_crane
Hermione/Harry, Harry/Snape, Tonks/Hestia (Hermione centric)
Absolutely amazing. Very detailed, well thought out look at the wizarding world, muggle/wizarding tensions, the reality of living in a claustraphobic little boarding school within a claustraphobic little society. And the balancing act Hermione has to play between conflicting interests: being part of the war, school life, growing up, the changing dynamics between the trio, dealing with her family and just generally her place in the world.

TSN
M.A.D mutually assured destruction by antistar_e
Mark/Eduardo, serial killers [au] [creepifying]
Very creepy, very skin-crawling in places, particularly Alice's murder scene. But it still has that sort of heartbreaking-ness of the movie.

sweet on you by moogle62
Mark/Eduardo [au] [yummy happy] [ust]
Bakery AU. The most adorable yummy romantical thing ever. OMG. Sweet like chocolate.

doors always open by blackeyedgirl
Mark, Eduardo, Chris, Dustin [yummy happy]
Grinning all the way through this. Just adorable.

to the beat of my automatic heart by addandsubtract
Mark/Eduardo Cyberpunk [au] [interesting idea]
Awesome worldbuilding, love the way the boys are recogniseable but at the same time well integrated into the au premise.

for cause by beyond_belief
Mark, Marylin, Eduardo [pulling on the heartstrings]
Ouch, that ending. This is like the anti-fix it fic. Very painful. I like the Marylin/Mark dynamic.

the devil if it suits you by beyond_belief
Tyler/Cameron, Divya [twin!cest] [intense]
Very intense, angsty. Really pulls out the empty, frustration line that the Winklevi and Divya had in the movie. I like the insights, through Tyler, into Cameron. And Tyler was an engaging narrator as well. There's something about the dynamic between those three that is weridly endearing despite all the angst, and the writer has really nailed that.

SGA
girls of st mary's by toft_froggy
Sheppard/McKay [genderswitch] [au]
Epic atlantis genderswap boarding school au, with lesbian separatist sequel.

JUSTIFIED
detente by merry_gentry
Raylan/Boyd
Starts shaky, but gets better. Writing out the accents mostly works well. In general the voices sound pretty true to the show. Bit too fluffy and happy to fit neatly into canon. But, well, getting Raylan and Boyd into bed together is always going to ask for some selective reading of their canon characters.

STXI
graduate vulcan for fun and profit
Ensemble, gen
“[Amanda Grayson is] in her late forties, a beautiful woman still. She lives with her husband, the ambassador to Earth, on Vulcan. She has multiple PhDs -- one in education, one in computer programming, and a third in xenolinguistics -- and did major work on the Universal Translator. Also, somewhat bizarrely, she's a contributing consultant and sometimes guest star on Starship Sesame Street. Jim squints at the picture. Yes, that is Miss Amanda, who appeared to talk about how we all need talk to each other, no matter how we do it, on Starship Sesame Street when he was growing up. Jim may or may not have wished that Miss Amanda was his mommy, or at least his auntie, or possibly to marry her, when he was five. God.”

HAHA yes. This is just lovely. I enjoy fics that deal with Tarsus, and the way it shaped Jim. And I absolutely adore these extended family network style fics. Love the idea of the Kelvin crew 'adopting' Jim. (Um, excerpt may be misleaeding, Amanda is not main charac, I just thought it was funny. It's actually Vulcan OC and Jim POV).

LOTS
within my heart there is another heart by scurvyknavery
Cara/Kahlan [kid!fic]
Very adorable. The Kahlan Pov works, but I especially like the view of Cara we get, she's very much herself. I can see her face, all trying to be impassive, but letting a smile slip through despite herself.

CROSSOVERS
as you wish by kisforkurama
Mark/Eduardo [crossover-fusion] with the Princess Bride [mixed media]
EPIC. JUST EPIC. Mixed media. Hilarious and gorgeous. Love some of those screencap choices.

an ever fixed mark by imperfectcircle
Merlin/Ursula le Guin
Merlin/Arthur/Morgana/Gwen [crossover-fusion] [interesting idea]
So utterly full of squee and happiness. Knowledge of Ursula le Guin not necessary.
"Right," Arthur said approvingly. "Good."
"Right," Morgana mimicked. "Good."
"So," Gwen said, loud enough for all of them to hear. "What are we going to do about it?"
"We already got married," Morgana said, "so that's out."


paper chase by sam_storyteller
Sherlock/White Collar
Very well executed. One of those seamless crossovers that just works Love the characterisation. Sherlock and Neal are fantastic.


VIDS

STXI
we go together by such_heights
Ensemble [yummy happy]
AW This is adorable. And fun. And sticks in your head. AND IT'S FROM GREASE. GUYS. EPIC WIN.

V
truth is in the dirt by charmax
I don't even watch V, but this was totally awesome. Neatly playing the two women against eachother, quality vidding in terms of technique, clip choice etc. A vid this good, familiarity with the source isn't necessary, the vid tells all.

LOTS
if I had you by dualbunny.
Richard/Rahl [fuck yeah] [ust] [powerless!kink]
This is my latest 'rewatch to death' vid. It keeps making me grin. The opening section, muscles, “working my strut.” Love the editing at about 1.00-1.05. And more grins at “girls in stripper heels.” All that writhing naked in the underworld, mmmmm. 2.38 onwards with Rahl in that hooded cloak, closeness, Rahl's O face, apple, almost kiss. Death by slash, basically. And then ending with the boxes of Orden and hitting my powerless!kink dead on, twice over. With the last time being the bad guy winning? Seriously. This vid UNDOES ME.

Cara & Kahlan kick ass and take names by theagonyofblank
Cara/Kahlan [fuck yeah]
Makes me smile. That was basically the reason I started watching the show; femslash + fighting.

come out and play with me by oltha_heri
Cara/Kahlan [yummy happy]
Very happy/bouncy.

JUSTIFIED
just south of heaven by lot45mondayeyes
Weird, creepy feeling to this. I quite like it, makes the show seem more ominous than it is, nice use of intro and promo footage. Unfortunately the 'story' of the vid isn't cohesive enough, later section feels like random clips put together, but I do like the tone in the first part, so, semi rec?

ART

The fuckyeah phenomenon [hotness]:
sherlock (BBC)
TSN
prison break
inception
justified
real men wear suits (not really fandom-related, but pretty!)

and, very useful, searchable database thingy: is it a fuck yeah?
 
 
TSN

a little joy tomorrow by blackeyedgirl
Mark/Eduardo [fix-it!fic]
YESSSSSSSSSSS! Fix-it fic. This was exactly what I needed after watching.

game on by novembersmith
Mark/Eduardo
HAHAHAHA POKES IRL.

a favour by anon
Mark/Eduardo
Really hot, yes, but Mark's voice during the put down is spot on

the farther I fall I'm beside you by therealw
Mark/Eduardo [yummy happy]
Mark wordlessly gets two beers from the fridge, opens them and hands one to Eduardo. He looks inordinately stunned, keeps glancing from Mark to the bottle and back again until he unfreezes and takes it. Mark suspects he's missing something significant here, but has no idea what.
YES Mark! You've grown! Even if you don't realise it! Also I really like the opening section with Marylin, they have good banter. And the ending is just gorgeous. I really like it when fics for this pairing end on something fluffy and happy, there's so much angsting in the movie as it is.

and leave you to mend the fence by therealw
Dustin, Chris, Mark/Erica, Mark/Eduardo
I've said before, I'm a sucker for mixed media type stuff. THIS FANDOM, IT REPRESENTS. And I heartily approve the adoption of Chris and Dustin by fandom as well. It's all sort of angsty slow burn... and then the ending oh foreshadowing of doom.

just a love to endure by hydrafancies [intense]
Mark/Eduardo
Wow, this is intense. Lots of emotion and Eduardo's nerves come through loud and clear.

a sentimental jury by stickyvalentine
Mark/Eduardo [pulling on the heartstrings]
Very awkward, angsty and heartbreaking

and we can burn by slippery_fish
Sean/Eduardo [intense] [pulling on the heartstrings] [crying now]
AH GOD THIS IS JUST. EVIL. AND HEARTBREAKING. AND HOT. AND EVIL. You're right in there, in Sean's head and it's terrible because it's so seductive and breaking Eduardo must be so much fun. except. NOO. EVIL. It's about fucking Eduardo, and fucking with Eduardo and messing him up in every way Sean possibly can and OMG. SERIOUSLY. STOP BEFORE I DIE. (and then there's this undertone of emotion to the whole thing and Sean's not entirely heartless but he's so very close it just makes it all the more painful. Because he's fucking everything by doing this. And that's just what he does. OH GOD. And OH GOD. CLOSING THE ACCOUNT. So many more levels than canon. And Sean seeing what an EPIC BAD MOVE that was and yeah. Read this.

the rules of endogamy (or, four times somebody's daemon surprised erica albright) by antistar_e
Erica POV, ensemble. [crossover-fusion] with His Dark Materials
Fantastic idea, love the thought that's gone into matching up the daemons. I love Erica here perceptive but still young and a bit awkward.

a fellowship to call your own
Mark/Eduardo, ensemble [crossover-fusion] with HP
It's got that great mix of hilarious, absurd and dark that I tend to associate with post-war Hogwarts fics. War torn, but still a school after all. Like in the above HDM cross, the characters are seamlessly tied into the world. I love the moment when Mark realises the depth of Eduardo's feelings for him. And I like the open ended ending. I'm reading it as happy. NO LAWSUITS EVER.

drive all night by fairy_tale_echo
Mark/Eduardo [pretty damn funny]
I love that this fandom's baseline is to do fic via texts or emails or... facebook status updates. Also tht car is the freakiest thing ever.

there's more than flesh and bones by b0nes
Cameron/Tyler, Divya [incest]
It’s not like he had many opportunities to swallow down alcohol, at least nothing harder than a beer or maybe a bottle or two of rum with all the studying and the rowing and the sleeping and the ‘trying to hide to fact that he sometimes kissed his brother and oh yeah they’re both werewolves’).

Little bit in love with all the asides in this fic. Love the characterisation, the twin dynamic, and Divya's dry, sardonic twist.

PUSH

I need love, love to ease my mind, part one and part two by ohladybegood
Nick/Cassie
Nice light style, good banter.


VIDS

PUSH
I gave you all by proofpudding Cassie/Nick
Gorgeous and slow, really great clip choices, lots of longing and love. Really like the final section, lovely emotion to it.
 
 
THE SOCIAL NETWORK

social network fic fest hosted by thisissirius

write it on the skyline by thisissirius
Mark/Eduardo [emotional kick] [intense]
Whoo boy, this is seriously emotional. Intense, really puts you thorugh the wringer. Love the way you're very much in Mark's head.

facebook reveal by thisissirius
Mark/Eduardo, Dustin/Chris
This fandom is made to be crackily meta-ed

the secrets you don't show by thisissirius
Mark/Eduardo [crossover-fusion] with Spiderman
Cool idea, love Eduardo POV, wanting to hate Mark but not really managing it.

on the wings of complete and utter inconvenience by thisissirius
Mark/Eduardo [wing!fic] [hotness]
Mark gets (very contrary) wings. I love the whole wings are an erogenous zone x 100 type cliche. Nice mix of absurd and adorable. And hot. Really, really hot

these things get louder by fledmusic
Mark/Eduardo
Lovely yummy UST. I like the idea of Mark being oblivious.

world enough and time
by fledmusic
Mark/Eduardo [crossover-fusion] with Time Traveler's Wife, [interesting idea]
Spoilers for TTW in the fic and in comments.
Great idea, Mark's less prickly and asshole-ish than in other fics, but that works with the fusion.

speaking in tongues by marycontraire
Mark/Eduardo
Painful and hot.

doing it right by cimorene
Mark/Eduardo [hotness]
Very hot, love the possessive Mark POV, very well written.

kiss with a fist by marycontraire
Mark/Eduardo fic following from that hallway scene. Hotness. Violent hotness.

never marry for money (you can borrow it cheaper) by alexthegreat
Mark/Eduardo [accidental marriage!fic]
Unfortunately still WIP, but absolutely epic and long and very worth reading even if you don't usually go for WIPs. I really like the way Eduardo's POV is all oblivious, not just to Mark, but to how he himself is feeling under all that anger.

been at this far too long Lake (beyond_belief)
Mark/Eduardo
Really good characterisation, really, really good. In general I love fics that attempt some sort of mixed media thing - texts/emails. This fic makes very good use of them.

old roads I go down by yellowteddysuit
Mark/Eduardo [amnesia!fic], [intense]
Mark hits his head and gets amnesia. Intense, angsty Eduardo POV

reciprocal actions by alexthegreat
Mark/Eduardo [pwp]
Sex in the library!

endothermic reactions by alexthegreat
Mark/Eduardo [hypothermia!kink] [yummy happy]
I have a total kink for these, snuggle or freeze! type fics, but even so, this is utterly ADORABLE.

the (metaphorical) parent trap by alexthegreat
Dustin, Mark/Eduardo
I kinda love how Dustin has been adopted by the fandom at large. HE IS FUN-NY, GUYS

secret video diary of a billionaire by sturmundwank
Mark/Eduardo [interesting idea]
Technically a WIP, but works as a standalone, albeit angsty. Written in script format. The Social Network, the sequel! With angsty ust slash! Very cool idea, and I like the thought that's clearly gone into making it. Mark's dickishness in the meeting is perfect.

kink meme fic by alexthegreat
Dustin, Mark/Eduardo [fuck yeah]
The one where THE KISS makes everyone cheer. Seriously. Me as well. Out loud. Got some seriously weird looks for that...

let's get together by alexthegreat
Dustin, Mark/Eduardo [pretty damn funny]
The Dustin voice is just epic.

kissing on the subway by anon
Mark/Eduardo [hotness]
Super short, super hot.

the line between by grim_lupin
Cameron/Tyler [creepifying] [intense] [twin!cest]
Very fucked up.


GOSSIP GIRL

Daniel in the lion's den by black_eyedgirl
Dan/Chuck/Nate [hotness]
Short and hot. I really like the possessiveness to Chuck.

menage a trois and sequel by artemis_sparks
Dan/Chuck/Blair [hotness] [pwp]
Gorgeous hot threesome.

for a second there I thought you disappeared by artemis_sparks
Dan/Nate [omfg cuteness]
So adorable

it's all wrong, it's all right by artemis_sparks
Dan/Nate [omfg cuteness], [kid!fic]
No wait, this is even more adorable. And maybe I should just rethink my position on kidfic, because it can be very awesome and domestic.


CROSSOVER

breaking the laws of classical aerodynamics by black_eyedgirl
GOSSIP GIRL/X-MEN
Dan/Chuck [crossover-fusion]
Very neatly fused together, makes sense, I love the matching up of powers. Like the different ways they all deal with their mutations.


VIDS

ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND

amnseia
Perfect song choice, lovely stop-start jerkiness to it.

BOOK OF ELI

o death Book of Eli
Haunting and very very gorgeous. So the film is, IDK, something about the bible? And has Gary Oldman looking vaguley demonic?? I'm head-canoning it into Supernatural now, JSYK.

BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID

ain't no easy way by danegen
Great motion/energy, lovely fast pacing.

EDDIE IZZARD

do you want to by danegen
OMFG hilarious. HIS FACE. THE WAY HE FLOPS ABOUT THE STAGE.

HACKERS

walk the walk by Miss Breese
HACKERS! Rollerblades! Terrible 90s clothing choices! Shaggy with pigtails! Angelina Jolie with a pixie cut! THIS FILM. MAN.

ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD

serpent charmer by sol_se
God the atmosphere to this. So brooding and building and tense. All those gorgeous shots of their faces, all those shots of the backs of people's heads. Mimicked actions between James and Ford. The COLOURS. All black white and gold. Utterly gorgeous. Some wonderful lyric/clip matches.

ghost of a shark by sol_se
Gorgeous and dreamy. I like how Ford isn't intriduced at first. Lovely use of light and smoke. Lots of eyefucking/intense staring

BOARDWALK EMPIRE

devil's spoke by thisismycalling - Awesome Jimmy vid. Has spoilers. Like the sepia-except-for-red. Good pacing, gathering momentum towards the end.

THE O.C.

sleepwalker by wistful_fever
Seth/Ryan
Very well articulated. I'm not familiar with later seasons' footage, but the vid brought it all together. I had no idea this show could be so angsty!


META

anachronistic references in historical/AU settings
Interesting stuff about word choice when writing. First comment very well written – considers accuracy vs reader assumptions.