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"In a text post, list ten fics that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” works, or even all the same pairing or fandom, just the fics that have touched you or that stuck with you somehow."

From tumblr. Chosen by going through my bookmarks and seeing which ones jumped out at me. A lot of these are VERY OLD since I have gotten harder to wow as I've read more fic. Sixteen not ten because don't make me chooooose. And yes there is a suprsing amount of Stargate considering I don't actually like the canon, when I first got into fic that was what I encountered the most of and the fandom produced a wide range of interesting stuff. (Also lots of robots which should not be surprising at all)

A Deeper Season (117605 words) by lightgetsin, sahiya
Chapters: 19/19
Fandom: Vorkosigan Saga - Bujold
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Gregor Vorbarra/Miles Naismith Vorkosigan
Characters: Gregor Vorbarra, Miles Naismith Vorkosigan, Ivan Vorpatril, Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan, Aral Vorkosigan
Additional Tags: First Time, Romance, Action/Adventure, a deeper season, Alternate Universe
Series: Part 5 of A Deeper Season
Summary:Take one Miles, a hapless cousin, Cetagandan social politics, a galactic conspiracy, a scientific discovery, a lot of firepower, and an unexpected declaration. Mix well and step back quickly.

First fanfic I ever really loved.

Title: Boston Marriage
Author: [livejournal.com profile] jae_w
Fandom: Gilmore Girls
Pairing: Rory/Paris
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Notes: For literate_bear

First femslash story I really truly loved.

Now an amorphous mish mash of other fics:

Cities in Dust (shit let's be hardboiled) (37735 words) by Cephied_Variable
Chapters: 27/30
Fandom: Homestuck
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Relationships: Jade Harley/Dave Strider, Rose Lalonde & Dave Strider, Terezi Pyrope & Vriska Serket, Terezi Pyrope/Dave Strider, Gamzee Makara/Karkat Vantas, John Egbert & Karkat Vantas
Characters: Dave Strider, Terezi Pyrope, John Egbert, Aimless Renegade, Jade Harley, Rose Lalonde, Vriska Serket, Karkat Vantas, Gamzee Makara, Kanaya Maryam, Aradia Megido
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence
Summary:Newternia's streets are merciless, especially if you happen to be a hard-boiled human Detective on your first case with a crazy Legislacerator.
Oh, your city lies in dust my friend. Your city lies in dust.

Really amazing Homestuck fic. It's a WIP but the ending isn't TOO bad a place to stop.

Loved the Stars Too Fondly (19276 words) by partingxshot
Chapters: 4/4
Fandom: Homestuck
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Relationships: Jade Harley/Kanaya Maryam, Aradiabot/Jadebot, Rose Lalonde/Kanaya Maryam
Characters: Kanaya Maryam, Jade Harley, Jadebot, Aradiabot, Feferi Peixes, Sollux Captor, WV (Homestuck), Aradia Megido
Additional Tags: Space Opera, Alternate Universe
Summary: (Or: The adventures of Captain Harley of the Earth Special Spatial Regiment and her companion, Ms. Maryam the tailor/smuggler extraordinaire, being also a tale of two robots and their unexpected development of sentience.)
Action! Romance! Space! Alien fashion! Anti-determinism! Robot angst! Space!

This is not my favourite fic in the world, but it is the one that hits the most number of my narrative kinks at once and for that it will always be special.

Title: Male Bonding
Author: [livejournal.com profile] peri_peteia and [livejournal.com profile] ali_wildgoose
Pairing: Mentions of Sokka/Suki and Mai/Zuko
Rating: PG-13
Summary: As much as she intensely dislikes it, Katara understands why Zuko had to join them. What she doesn't understand is why he and Sokka have to spend every waking moment in each other's company.
Notes: Spoilers for "Day of Black Sun."

I'm not sure why this stuck with me, maybe just because I read it while in the first rush of infatuation with ATLA. But it's cute and fun.

Title: Changeling
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lydiabennet
Summary: Fred wants a dog more than anything, and he'll do anything to get one. Anything at all.
Rating, Length: PG, 2060 words
Author's notes: Speculates on how much magic wizarding children can perform; I'm assuming that Fred, being Fred, is a bit precocious, and not always pleasantly so. No dogs were harmed in the making of this fic; I did, however, harm four lines from SS/PS by shamelessly stealing them and putting them to uses they were never intended to serve. Written for [livejournal.com profile] jamie2109 and [livejournal.com profile] nocturnali's AWDT challenge.

This stuck with me because it creeped me out.

Strider's Edge (67024 words) by paraTactician
Chapters: 14/14
Fandom: Homestuck
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence, Major Character Death
Characters: John Egbert, Jade Harley, Dave Strider, Rose Lalonde, Karkat Vantas, Terezi Pyrope, Vriska Serket, Sollux Captor, Kanaya Maryam, Eridan Ampora, Equius Zahhak, Tavros Nitram, Nepeta Leijon, Feferi Peixes, Aradia Megido, Gamzee Makara, Dad (Homestuck), Mom (Homestuck), Bro (Homestuck), Doc Scratch
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe
Summary: 'It was a Tuesday late in September when I went up to Oxford University.'

Well written and interesting, and managed to heavily draw on "The Secret History" without being anywhere near as annoying.

Title: The Anatomist
Characters: Molly Hooper, Jim Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes, others.
Rating: Adult.
Warnings: Graphic violence, language, disturbing themes.
Spoilers: All three aired episodes of the BBC's Sherlock and bits and pieces of the original stories.
Summary: "You’re not the only one to enjoy a good murder. There’s others out there just like you – except you’re just a man. And they’re so much more than that." Jefferson Hope, A Study in Pink

Deeply weird and interesting.

The Professor's Wife (56217 words) by foolish_mortal
Chapters: 11/11
Fandom: xxxHoLic
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Doumeki Shizuka/Watanuki Kimihiro
Summary: The students all said that Professor Doumeki had a wife who made him lunches and impeccably pressed his shirts. Watanuki found this hilarious. For the wtfholic fest prompt: "The only people who can see Watanuki are customers with wishes."

Just a really satisfying conclusion to an unsatisfying canon. I wish all my unsatisfying canons got fics like this!

Title: Modern Love
Author: [livejournal.com profile] penknife
Fandom: Discworld
Pairing/characters: Mainly original characters (and OC/OC pairings), although Angua makes a brief appearance.
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: All this belongs to Terry Pratchett, not to me.
Prompt: Discworld, any character, The ongoing changes in dwarven views on gender and sexuality have any number of repercussions. How many young dwarves are "coming out" as the gender they weren't born as? Conversely, is all this openness actually eroding dwarven freedom to view themselves however, and marry whomever, they wish?
Summary: It's amazing how the world rarely gets less complicated.

Really interesting exploration of the complexities of gender in the Disc.

Title: Male Enhancement (The Soul and the Company Store Remix)
Author: Leah (One half of the duo of LeahWoof, using the shared journal to post with springwoof's kind permission)
Main Characters: McKay/Sheppard, Beckett, Zelenka
Summary: "I think it's time you told me why the bloody hell you have Lee and Zelenka's missing SX-7 on your bed."
Rating:: R

Robot makeouts and the nature of self :D

Title: Sylinder the Sitcom, episode 1
Words: 2,969
Rating: PG for hints dropped
Warnings: Unstable levels of crack
Summery: AU - Mohinder, Sylar and Molly are all living together, and trying to manage in a domestic setting.
Notes: In script form. Also, most of this was written in a strange mood. I apologise.

Delicious hateshippy villain/hero crack.

YOUR COWBOY DAYS ARE OVER (MAMMAS, DON'T LET YOUR BABIES GROW UP TO BE COWBOYS) by M. Stargate Atlantis, John centric.

walked right out of the machinery by [personal profile] rydra_wong (SG-1 novel, AU, gen, PG-13/R)
Summary: Stargate SG-1 season 6 AU. The one where Ba'al's Jaffa got there thirty seconds faster.
There is no "both of you," he wants to say; it doesn't work like that.

Plotty science fiction gen! With character growth!

Buy The Stars (36406 words) by conceptofzero
Chapters: 11/11
Fandom: Fallen London|Echo Bazaar
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Relationships: Player/Rubbery Man, Player/Quiet Deviless
Characters: Rubbery Man, The Quiet Deviless, Player (Fallen London)
Additional Tags: Tentacles
Summary: Kindness is not a virtue, not in Fallen London. Hester knows this all too well. Sentimentality will cost you everything in this city and only a fool would risk anything for a Rubbery Man stupid enough to let themselves be cornered. But she's a woman who has always learned things the hard way, and this lesson is no exception to that rule.

Only fic I've read which captures Fallen London's unique style.

Choose Your Own Dominion (6143 words) by Cephalopod
Chapters: 30/30
Fandom: Homestuck
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: The Condesce, Grand Highblood
Additional Tags: Cannibalism, Grubs, Alien Biology, Choose Your Own Ending
Summary: A story of terror, self-determination, and lunch. Guide the Condesce from her wiggling day to nascent tyrant--or steer her into the jaws of doom and save humanity. Your call.

Best interactive fic, lovely dark sense of humour.

And of course every fic I've ever gotten as a gift/reverse big bang work etc.

If you crave EVEN MORE RECS check out my pinboard and AO3 bookmarks.

Date: 2014-09-03 08:06 pm (UTC)
fred_mouse: cross stitched image reading "do not feed the data scientists" (Default)
From: [personal profile] fred_mouse
I'd forgotten that Harry Potter 'verse one. Creepy indeed.

I'm guessing I've read the SGA ones, but I'm off to look at them, Just In Case.

most of the rest I'll probably not look at - I actively avoid Homestuck and new Sherlock Holmes, and I'm not up to new fandoms today.

Date: 2014-09-08 10:40 am (UTC)
fred_mouse: cross stitched image reading "do not feed the data scientists" (Default)
From: [personal profile] fred_mouse
very pleased to have gone back to some of them - turns out that one I'd read previously has follow ups I wasn't aware of (the John and Mitch were robots one).

I should probably do one of these, but finding the ones that really hit my buttons would be tricky, because my filing system sucks (and hasn't been well maintained). And there is porn in there, and I'm not sure I'm all that comfortable with listing that.

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