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Jun. 25th, 2014 09:17 am
firefly124: charlie bradbury grooving in a glass elevator (Default)
Title: Brewing Up Trouble
Author: [livejournal.com profile] halfshellvenus
Fandom: House M.D.
Characters: House, Wilson (Gen)
Rating: PG
Summary: Roomates, rogues… rivals.
Why you should go read it: The snark is just made of awesome, and really, that is what makes House fandom fun is the snark. [Disclaimer: I had requested this on a prompt-offer post with the prompt "House, Wilson, and bad coffee." (I'm looking at you for that inspiration, Dunkin' Donuts.) So I might be slightly biased, but it really is awesome, so go have a read and a smile. :-)]
firefly124: willow & tara dancing from omwf (under your spell by willow_kat)
One person over at [community profile] fandom_stocking came up with the brilliant idea of leaving what amounted to a fic gift card for a drabble from a mutual fandom. This was the result:

Title: Worry
Author: [personal profile] sharpest_asp/Merfilly
Fandom: BtVS
Rating: G
Pairing: Willow/Tara
Summary: A quiet moment between lovers.
Why you should read it: Just a lovely sweet moment between two characters who did not get enough of those in canon.
firefly124: river song smiling (river smiling by michaela0823)
If you haven't been reading Everyday Life with the Ponds by DQBunny, you should anyway. The chapter-tag for last night's ep, well, even the title is a spoiler ) It started out as slices of, well, Pond Life, and then along came "Pond Life," and we got minisode tags, and now this. :-D
firefly124: Jack, Rose, & the 9th Doctor (OT3 with 9 by dameruth)
I didn't write anything, haven't even managed to write my [livejournal.com profile] hpcon_envy prompts yet, but I've very much enjoyed reading the fills.

Wrap-up post with links to each fic here.

Will post a real post sometime soon. Meanwhile, enjoy the fic!
firefly124: Jack holding Ianto icon by iconillusion (janto6 by iconillusion)
Title: The Past is Like the Weather (it will come and it will go)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lionessvalenti
Fandom: Torchwood
Pairing/Rating: Jack/Ianto, PG-13
Summary: Jack and Ianto couldn't imagine a different life.
Why you should read this: So, I was in the mood for comfort fic last night, and as I went through my tabs, found this one that had been sitting open for a bit. It starts off as curtainfic, which is one of the things I will turn to for comfort fic. Yeah, it's unrealistic, but it's some of my favorite characters getting a happy life that canon would never let them have, and sometimes that's what I'm in the mood for. Then, and here's why you should read it even if you loathe curtainfic, it takes a sharp left turn, ties up a loose end from canon and in the process exposes a bit of logic-fail in canon, and resolves a bit angstily but yet still hopefully. Seriously, I do think you'll enjoy it even (perhaps especially) if you spend some of the first bit rolling your eyes at the unlikeliness of it all.
firefly124: charlie bradbury grooving in a glass elevator (Default)
Title: Exhibit
Author: [livejournal.com profile] mirrankei
Characters: Owen, Ianto, Toshiko, OMCs, others.
Pairings: Owen/Tosh, Jack/Ianto, Gwen/Rhys, Amy/Rory
Warnings: Foul language, some blood/gore
Spoilers: Everything through Children of Earth, allusions to Miracle Day
Word count: 37,571
Summary: Owen, Toshiko, and Ianto find themselves kidnapped to the future. Stuck on an asteroid, thousands of years from their time, they become research subjects and part of a 21st-century Earth exhibit in the station museum. But the time travel portal that brought them there is malfunctioning, and the whole situation stinks of a trap to a visiting Time Lord...
Why you should read it: Lots of timey-wimey goodness. Tosh being brilliant, Amy being unstoppable, and Gwen being a badass. Fixes lots of stuff while being compliant with all of canon to date. A seriously fun read.
firefly124: charlie bradbury grooving in a glass elevator (Default)
No, this isn't a hiccup. This is me reposting the rec now that the fic is available on the author's journal, unflocked.

Title: Moments; Singular
Author: [livejournal.com profile] inkvoices
Summary: It starts with the moment that Torchwood Twelve hires the crew of Serenity for a job.
Word Count: 3,400 words
Pairings/Characters: Jack/Kaylee, Rex, crew of Firefly
Crossover With: Firefly, After Miracle Day for Torchwood and after Serenity (the film) for Firefly
Rating/Warnings: R for sexing, swearing, and, um, non-fatal character death
Why you should go read it: There are so many character insights, for all the characters, written into this that it's hard to know what to say without giving it all away. I will say that I don't think I knew precisely why Jack/Kaylee was one of the possible pairings I suggested, but [livejournal.com profile] inkvoices sussed it right out, played the two of them off each other beautifully, and brought tears to my eyes more than once in the process. There are also funny moments, balancing it all out wonderfully.
firefly124: kaylee frye (kaylee comic by ubiquirk)
Now that my fic for [livejournal.com profile] torchwood_fest is off to the betas, I am finally reading what has already been posted, and I'm absolutely ecstatic over the fic written to fill the prompt I wrote.

ETA: Damn, I'd forgotten that anything rated above PG13 was flocked to community members only. Sorry! Will re-link when it's posted elsewhere after the fest.

Title: Moments; Singular
Author: [livejournal.com profile] inkvoices
Summary: It starts with the moment that Torchwood Twelve hires the crew of Serenity for a job.
Word Count: 3,400 words
Pairings/Characters: Jack/Kaylee, Rex, crew of Firefly
Crossover With: Firefly, After Miracle Day for Torchwood and after Serenity (the film) for Firefly
Rating/Warnings: R for sexing, swearing, and, um, non-fatal character death
Why you should go read it: There are so many character insights, for all the characters, written into this that it's hard to know what to say without giving it all away. I will say that I don't think I knew precisely why Jack/Kaylee was one of the possible pairings I suggested, but [livejournal.com profile] inkvoices sussed it right out, played the two of them off each other beautifully, and brought tears to my eyes more than once in the process. There are also funny moments, balancing it all out wonderfully.

And now, if you'll excuse me, I need to not only go read the rest of the fest, but also everything [livejournal.com profile] inkvoices ever wrote.
firefly124: charlie bradbury grooving in a glass elevator (Default)
The [livejournal.com profile] fandom_stocking stockings have gone live, and I received lots of lovely stocking-stuffers. There are cheery holiday wish macros, an SS/HG icon by [livejournal.com profile] kerravonsen, and four lovely fics:

A Glimpse of the Future by [livejournal.com profile] wendymr (DW, 9/Rose/Jack, rated T)

Steel by [livejournal.com profile] philomytha (Vorkosigan, Simon Illyan and Alys Vorpatril, rated G)

Patient, Kind, and Varied by [livejournal.com profile] sahiya (DW, Eleven/River/Rose/Jack and various combinations thereof, rated M)

Untitled TW/SJA crossover by [livejournal.com profile] fififolle (TW/SJA, Owen and Clyde, rated G)

I've already said it there, but thanks to all the lovely gifters, and also thanks to [livejournal.com profile] medie and all the volunteers that make the fun that is [livejournal.com profile] fandom_stocking happen! Last night was hell on wheels at work, so coming home to all these awesome gifts was just so perfect. Please go check out the cool icon and/or the great fics and leave them some love too.

I also had fun writing a few stocking-stuffers, though not as many as I'd set out to do. There's at least one that may yet happen if I can dig myself out of the clueless-Yank hole I dug myself into. *crosses fingers*

Try, Try Again for [livejournal.com profile] ariestess (Leverage, Sophie/Parker, rated G)

Switch for [livejournal.com profile] wendymr (DW, 9/Rose/Jack, rated G)

Foreign Influence for [livejournal.com profile] philomytha (Vorkosigan, Gregor/Laisa, rated G)

Ulterior Motive for [livejournal.com profile] yamx (DW, pre-9/Rose/Jack, rated G)

Living Well for [livejournal.com profile] joking (DW, Jenny/Vastra, G)

A Night to Forget for [livejournal.com profile] sahiya (DW, Eleventy and Jack and Rose, rated G)

Yes, I never got out of G territory, even with Jack. Go figure. LOL
firefly124: river song with gun (river bamf by michaela0823)
Title: Damsel in Distress
Author: [livejournal.com profile] clare009
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: Doctor Who
Characters: Nine/Rose Nine/River Eleven/River
Spoilers: Up through "Let's Kill Hitler"
Summary: River has finally found the Doctor again.

This was a really fun read. And now I must race out the door to do a mandatory training on my day off.
firefly124: snape and lupin (snupin icon by minuet99)
Title: A Very Ood Day
Author: [livejournal.com profile] snapealina
Pairing: Severus/Remus
Rating: G
Word count: about 1400
Warning: Doctor Who-obsessed author and general silliness, so don’t even blink
Why you should go read this: What, the warning didn't sell you? There's DW silliness and Remus geekiness and Severus snark. There should also be a beverage alert for several of the one-liners, so I suggest setting anything you don't want to land on your keyboard or monitor aside.
firefly124: charlie bradbury grooving in a glass elevator (Default)
Title: There Are Stranger Things in Leadworth than in Heaven or Hell
Author: [livejournal.com profile] huskyfriends
Fandom: Doctor Who/Torchwood
Rating/Pairings: PG, Rory/Amy, Jack/Ianto
Summary: Leadworth seems to be full of surprises for Torchwood.
Why you should go read it right now: Because of course Leadworth would have weirdness to attract Torchwood, and Rory and Jack interacting on Rory's home turf is something that should totally have happened in canon, and now has in my head-canon, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] huskyfriends. Plus, haven't you been wondering what-all happened in those two years between the Atraxi/Prisoner Zero business and Amy taking off the night before her wedding? Well, then. Go, read, and enjoy.

(Erm, I guess this also serves as my "yes, we survived Irene and even have our power back" post.)
firefly124: vastra and jenny with a backdrop of text saying "badass sword-wielding victorian crime-solving lesbians" (vastra7 by dawn_queen)
Squeee! My gift posted, and it's Vastra/Jenny, and I love it!

Title: Simple Observations
Author: [livejournal.com profile] templemarker
Fandom: Doctor Who
Pairing: Vastra/Jenny
Rating: PG-13
Why you should go read it right now: If the fact that it's Vastra/Jenny isn't enough, the author has also done an excellent job setting the tone with a narrative voice that puts you into both the Victorian timeperiod and Vastra's head very effectively. And it's sweet and understated in a way that totally fits these badass sword-wielding interspecies lesbians who solve crimes in Victorian London.

There has been lots of good fic posted. The masterlist is here and my Parker/Tara (with a hint of prior Parker/Maggie) Leverage fic is here. Mine never got quite as shippy as I'd hoped to make it, but my recipient seemed to like it, which is a relief.

In other, less squeeful, fannish news, unless I manage to pull a rabbit out of my hat in the next two days, I'm going to have to drop out of Torchwood Big Bang. Work is just sucking the life out of me (which is also why I haven't posted in weeks), and while I desperately want to write the bunny, reaching 10k words by Friday's rough draft deadline is, while not completely impossible, highly unlikely.
firefly124: charlie bradbury grooving in a glass elevator (Default)
Finished Cryoburn the other night. Even knowing a particular character development was destined to be coming up, even seeing all the foreshadowing for exactly what it was, that was quite the gut-punch. No wonder I put off reading it. Cut for a spoiler that really isn't a spoiler, since Bujold had said all along that the next book would contain this particular element. )

Also, an epilogue composed of self-contained, exactly 100 word drabbles? With a definition for the unfamiliar of what a drabble is? Stroke of genius. Admittedly, if someone did that in fandom, as we're so accustomed to drabbles and drabble-series, it might not have gone over quite as well. But it was such a surprise and the format worked so well for what she was doing that I just loved it.

In other news, orientation at work proceeds apace. I definitely prefer working the floor to supervising, despite the fact I'm basically just pushing pills. I apparently have two more weeks of orientation scheduled, plus the iv certification class that hasn't been scheduled yet. But I'm definitely feeling more confident about it all.

The 3rd annual [community profile] wintercompanion Summer/Holiday fest has started with a lovely bit of Jack/Nine hurt/comfort. I'm looking forward to seeing them all. Very cool approach they took with the prompts, too, using the "psychic password" format we encountered in "The Doctor's Wife" of a color, a number, an emotion, and an aroma. Very effective and evocative, and the prompts are open for people to write/draw/create other things throughout the month, which should lead to seeing some intriguing variety on how people run with them.

I think I'm about over my "What the hell was I thinking?" attack re: my [community profile] femslash11 assignment and have moved into research mode, which is a very good thing.

And now, time to run around and do stuff to get ready for this weekend's Anadikia retreat. Coming up with appropriate offerings has been rather challenging. (I got it into my head that I needed special liquor offerings for each of the Temple patrons. Ginger liqueur for Zeus and Oracle of the Sun Shiraz for Apollon were easy enough to find. I'd wanted retsina for Pan, but nobody around here even knows what it is, much less carries it, including the place Tim found it a year or so ago. So I went with Bully Hill wine that has a goat for a logo. *facepalm*)

Have a great weekend all! Don't break the intarwebz while I'm gone!
firefly124: hermione/snape - bit of romance (hgss bit of romance)
I was approached by someone named Juno, not to be confused with [personal profile] juno_magic, looking to translate my first SS/HG Exchange fic, As Soon As I Belong, into Russian. For anyone who can read Russian, it has started posting here.

It's kind of surreal seeing something you've written translated into a language you can't read. An honor, definitely, and I'm kind of amazed by it.
firefly124: lupin in poa (lupin by d0rk_icons)
Title: When You Go Down To The Woods Today (You're Sure Of A Big Surprise)
Author: [personal profile] remuslives23
Pairings/Characters: Jack Harkness/Remus Lupin
Rating: NC17
Summary: This is the story of how Jack learned the truth about werewolf mythology.
Why you should read it: It's hot as hell, makes complete sense as a crossover point, and did I mention the hotness? Of course, I'm slightly biased, as [personal profile] remuslives23 wrote it for me as part of the [livejournal.com profile] qldfloodauction fundraiser. Go. Read. Enjoy.
firefly124: charlie bradbury grooving in a glass elevator (Default)
I got lots of lovely gifts here. Fics, an icon, recs, graphics. A bit of everything, really. There's Snupin, Nine/Rose/Jack, Tosh and Ianto, Eleven/River/Jack, Scoobies and Giles in Santa hats, and a slew of Cordelia/Aral recs. Seriously, go check it out!

I know I've already said it in comments there, but bit thanks to everyone who wrote, made graphics/icons, or just left holiday wishes for me. And very huge thanks to [livejournal.com profile] medie for running [livejournal.com profile] fandom_stocking. There were 286 stockings, Gods only know how many fandoms represented, and somehow, everybody got at least something. "Somehow" involved tons of work, first posting the stockings and then monitoring to be sure they were filled.

Ironically, I ended up writing both more and less than I'd planned for others' stockings. More in the sense of volume. Less in the sense that I had made a list of friends' stockings with the intent to write specific things for them, and that pretty much didn't happen. Mostly, with a couple of exceptions, I wrote for people I don't know at all or don't know well. I'm not sure what that's about. It bothers me, though, especially as quite a few of the people I'd intended to but didn't succeed in writing for did write lovely things for me. Then again, part of the point to the [livejournal.com profile] fandom_stocking deal is that it isn't an exchange and there aren't supposed to be expectations. I just put expectations on myself anyway. *eyeroll*

At some point, I'll post the things I wrote to AO3 and wherever else makes sense. It was definitely an interesting experience that I look forward to repeating, as it stretched me to write some pairings I'd never done, Martha/Jack and Jaenelle/Karla circa "Prince of Ebon Rih" for two that come to mind.
firefly124: river song with gun (river bamf by michaela0823)
What a lovely way to spend a lazy New Year's morning: reading River fic. And I'm just over halfway through, so people really got tons written in a single day. (I suspect use of Vortex Manipulators. Very bad for you. Ought to give it up.)

There's River/Doctor (and not just Ten and Eleven), River/Amy, River/Jack, and genfic. Lots of good stuff, whatever your pleasure. If that sounds like fun, pop over to the [livejournal.com profile] spoiler_song One Night of Writing masterlist and start reading!

ETA: Title edited for clarity, because while River Tam is awesome in her own right and totally deserves her own ficathon, this one was for River Song.
firefly124: charlie bradbury grooving in a glass elevator (Default)
Title: Don't Think You Knew You Were in This Song
Author: [personal profile] azn_jack_fiend
Fandoms/Spoilers: Doctor Who until S5. All of Torchwood including Children of Earth.
Characters/Pairings: Mickey/Martha, Jack, the Jones family
Rating: PG-13 for language, some sexual suggestiveness
Summary: Mickey and Jack meet again after the events of Children of Earth. Mickey considers how his life has changed since their first meeting, how far he's travelled since then, and wonders what he'll say to Jack. In between, he remembers a long, strange dinner party with the Jones family.
Why you should read it: I'd never really given much thought to the parallels between Mickey's and Jack's lives, nor to the fact that Mickey is the last human on Earth who knew Jack when he was mortal, if only briefly. [personal profile] azn_jack_fiend gave this some thought and not only came up with a fic that shows great insight into both characters, it makes some sense out of the canon gap of "Martha's engaged to Tom but now she's married to Mickey."

Title: Sun-Kissed
Author: [personal profile] remuslives23
Fandom/Spoilers: Torchwood through Exit Wounds
Rating: G
Summary: 'There have been far too few smiles recently. Far too few moments like this where the rift is quiet, and Gwen is with Rhys, and they manage to emerge from under the ground to enjoy the very things they are working so damn hard to save.'
Why you should read it: The imagery and language in this convey layers of insight into both Jack and Ianto as well as touching on more universal themes of finding hope and moving forward.
firefly124: Jack holding Ianto icon by iconillusion (janto6 by iconillusion)
I'm a little surprised I didn't rec this the first time I read it, but now there's extra stuff to go with.

Title: The Extraterrestrial
Author: [personal profile] nancybrown
Fandoms: Torchwood and E.T. - The Extraterrestrial
Rating: R
Characters/Pairings: Jack/Ianto, Gwen/Rhys, Johnson, Lois, Alice, Steven, Rhiannon, OCs
Summary: Torchwood sees yet another alien menace, but to a lonely little boy, it's his new best friend. Written for the [community profile] reel_torchwood challenge.
Why you should read it: E.T./Torchwood is just an excellent concept, and [personal profile] nancybrown added some cool character insights and bits of backstory to both canons that fit very nicely. Plus just when you think you've worked it all out, she throws a curveball at you, just to keep you on your toes.

Yesterday, she added this lovely coda, which is what prompted me to reread the original fic.

Title: The Boy Who Lived
Author: [personal profile] nancybrown
Fandoms: Torchwood, E.T. The Extraterrestrial
Rating: G
Summary/Prompt: Any day after the story finishes, Jack, Ianto, Alice and Steven having a meal together or some other type of family bonding that's also a bit of a debrief/post-mortem of the alien visit.
Why you should read it: Steven's POV on Uncle Jack bringing Mr. Jones for dinner is adorable, especially his interpretation of some of Ianto's reactions and mannerisms.

Chronologically, this next one happened between the other two, but it's a different crossover and much earlier in the TW team's timeline. Link starts with the comment to The Extraterrestrial that started the whole thing.

Not really a title: Comment Crackfic
Authors: [personal profile] nancybrown, [personal profile] temporal_witch, [profile] wynkat1313, and [personal profile] queenfanfiction
Fandoms: Torchwood, Muppets, Sesame Street
Rating: R
Warning: Childhood icons plus Jack. Need I say more?
Excerpt:
"No, they look like puppets. Henson worked for our US branch ... " Gwen broke in, "We have a US branch?" "We did," Ianto said darkly.
Why you should read it: It's hysterically funny. Plus, well, the warning is really more of an advertisement, isn't it?

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