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09 May 2015 @ 12:34 am
"today i thought of you, and not much else."  
The continuation of my giant rec list, which is apparently too giant to fit into one post.

The Avengers | Community | Havemercy | Harry Potter | Merlin | Sherlock (BBC)
Sherlock Holmes (2009) | The Social Network | Supernatural | Teen Wolf
Twilight Lolarity | Miscellaneous Fandom | Miscellaneous Miscellany


Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Fanfiction:

Everything Ever by candle_beck: As in her SPN fic, candle_beck does a marvelous job of portraying this vivid intensity in the relationship between Holmes and Watson. Also, her portrayal of the period itself is fantastic, and that’s from me as an English major with a special interest in Victorian era literature. Particular favorites include The Narrator and Gods and Kings.

Good Will by sepik: A very cute Christmas fic where Watson attempts to get Holmes a present that will actually be a surprise. Gen. G. 2,646 words.

The Social Network

Fanfiction:

A Stormy Kind Of Love by fairy_tale_echo: A fic based entirely on this gif, or, five times they almost kissed in the rain and one time they did. I LOVE THIS FIC. SO MUCH. Mark/Eduardo. PG-13. 12,700 words.

M.A.D., Mutually Assured Destruction by antistar_e: A serial killer AU. No, seriously. IT'S AMAZING. (As amazing as it is creepy.) Mark/Eduardo. R. 27,700 words.

We'll Be Misunderstood by addandsubtract: A triptych of scenes about sandwiches. PG. 800 words.

Clockwork Heart by addandsubtract: A series of fics set in a cyberpunk AU. Beautifully done and intriguingly reminiscent of MT Anderson's Feed. Scroll down to the bottom for the first one. Mild Mark/Eduardo. PG-13.

But Every Goliath Has Its David by gabriiella: Mark and Eduardo pre-Facebook. A lovely fic that's just very quietly beautiful. Mark/Eduardo. G. 5,000 words.

These Things Get Louder by fledmusic: Mark finding out that everybody, including his mom, thought he and Eduardo were dating. Mark/Eduardo. R. 11,500 words.

World Enough And Time by fledmusic: Time Traveler's Wife AU. I know it sounds ridiculous, but it's actually beautifully done, even if the title takes a quote rather inappropriately out of context. (OH LOOK, A PRETENTIOUS ENGLISH MAJOR. As if there weren't enough of those on the internet already.) Mark/Eduardo. PG-13. 3,500 words.

Call Me A Hater If You Want To by fledmusic: Five times Eduardo almost punched Sean Parker in the face, and one time he actually did. Mostly I just like it because the NSYNC song is so perfect. Mark/Eduardo. PG-13. 3,350 words.

The (Metaphorical) Parent Trap by alexthegreat: A very aptly titled fic, featuring abundant amounts of Dustin being hilarious. Mark/Eduardo. PG-13. 3,375 words.

A Star To Every Wandering Bark by noelia_q: Eduardo and Mark are slowly working on regaining their friendship when Eduardo realises he's falling in love. A wonderfully well-written fic. Mark/Eduardo. PG-13.

The Farther I Fall I'm Beside You by therealw: Mark ends up listening to Marilyn's v. helpful advice. Mark/Eduardo. PG-13. 7,212 words.

Just A Love To Endure by hydrafancies: Eduardo finds his catharsis through unsent text messages. Mild Mark/Eduardo. PG-13. 2,700 words.

Best Practices In Workplace Relationships by BlackEyedGirl: They meet when Mark's already a billionaire and Eduardo is his new personal assistant. Mark/Eduardo. M. 20,587 words.

Forgiving What We Cannot Forget by BlackEyedGirl: Woooooo amnesia!fic. NOTHING BETTER, AMIRIGHT? This is quite well done, though, and, well, it's just too good a trope to pass up. Mark/Eduardo. M. 2,011 words.

Game On by novembersmith: We are gonna be 90 years old in wheelchairs at the nursing home sitting at computers poking each other and waiting for the other to die so we will have the last facebook poke. This one is adorably hilarious. Mild Mark/Eduardo. M. 1,273 words.

Disconnect/Reconnect by undertakemedium: A very well-done reconnection fic. The sequels are also very nice. Mark/Eduardo. M. 3,800 words.

Years In Squares by go_hedgehog: Mark and Marylin keep in touch after the depositions, maybe she even becomes Mark's personal lawyer, and they're friends after a fashion. A delightfully unique fic in its use of Marilyn as the main character. Mark/Eduardo. PG-13. 7,500 words.

And Tango Makes Three by romancandles: "Your chicken is kind of gay." A short but amusing fic. Mark/Eduardo. PG. 984 words.

Get Well Soon by grim_lupine: Three years later and Mark gets drunk and apologizes. Sort of. Eventually. A fantastically written drunk!Mark. Mild Mark/Eduardo. PG-13. 1,508 words.

Unexpected Relations by grim_lupine: Stepbrothers AU. I'm not a huge fan of the ending - it seems a bit too pat - but overall it's a very good fic. Mark/Eduardo. NC-17. 28,000 words.

Sorry Is A Four Letter Word by dripping_gold: Five times Mark (almost) says sorry. Mark/Eduardo. R. 4,817 words.

Just Open Up And Sing by ellot: Mark misses the signs of Eduardo's presence in his life. Or alternatively, Mark drinks Mountain Dew, reads Post-Its, and misses Eduardo. Some lovely subtle writing. Mark/Eduardo. PG. 1,280 words.

The Years They Come And Go by ymorton: An AU in which Eduardo moves to New York for the summer after his senior year of high school to stay with his estranged father and meets Mark. Sexytimes ensue. Mark/Eduardo. R. Lots of words.

It Take Heart To Love The Rose by ymorton: An AU in which Eduardo has a heart condition. I love this fic. Mark/Eduardo. PG-13. 9,307 words.

Sweet On You by moogle62: A bakery AU that is just as sweet and adorable as that makes it sound, only all that sickening cuteness is paired with unrelenting hilarity and wit, so you end up with this perfect concoction guaranteed to crumble the skepticism of even the most cynical of readers. Basically, it is as good as it is long, and that will make a lot of sense after you have been reading for three hours straight and are STILL NOT DONE. Mark/Eduardo. R. 60,000ish words.

Untitled by mamaesme: 5 people who see Mark doing something sweet (in his own way) for Eduardo. Mild Mark/Eduardo. PG. 1,761 words.

Speaking In Tongues by marycontraire: A beautiful fic that interpolates the events of the summer with the events of the fall leading up to the beginning of the film. Possibly my absolute favorite TSN fic. Mark/Eduardo. R. 6,800 words.

Fanmixes:

Casualties Of Progress by burning_pile: A great collection of music, all of it wonderfully appropriate and well chosen.

Supernatural

Fanfiction:

Everything Ever by candle_beck: Words cannot describe how much I love this writer. She is the best writer of Wincest fic that I have ever stumbled across, with prose so painfully beautiful it feels like the entire universe has been explained in one sentence. It's incredibly hard to choose, but particular favorites include You and Me on Milk Cartons and And I Have Asked To Be Where No Storms Come.

Everything Ever by unoshot: As shown in Bring Out Your Dead below, unoshot is a fantastic writer, with an admirable grasp of the full possibilities of the English language. If you want somewhere to start, try Tin Soldier.

Pretty Much Everything Ever by twoskeletons: While twoskeletons doesn’t leave me wrecked in the same way that candle_beck and unoshot do, her SPN fics are still consistently great reads, so I would suggest checking them all out if you have the time. If you don’t have the time or you’d just like somewhere to start, I’ve linked to particular favorites of mine further down.

Odysseus, American by coyotesuspect: Mostly I just like this one because I’m a bit of a Classics nerd. Sam/Dean. R. 10,083 words.

The Future as B-Movie by twoskeletons and Bring Out Your Dead by unoshot and twoskeletons: So, you kind of have to read The Future as B-Movie first, which is actually a pretty good fic... but then go read Bring Out Your Dead and prepare to have your mind blown. Altogether, the two make up an utterly devastating but impossibly beautiful croat!verse fic about Dean and Cas on the worst road trip ever. Gen, but Dean/Cas if you're looking for it. R. 2,101 words & 16,866 words.

Skin & Bones by gabby_silang: A croat!verse fic in which Jimmy and Castiel still share the same body, but in shifts. It's a terribly interesting idea, and I kind of wish the author had taken it further, but it's still worth reading as is. Gen. PG-13. 1,171 words.

Heaven Sent You Downstream by twoskeletons: Half casefic and half 'The End' episode tag in which Dean 1) investigates some disappearances in the mountains, and 2) finds it difficult to leave the future behind. Takes place after Castiel spirits Dean away from the motel, and before Dean meets up with Sam. Dean/Cas. R. 10,608 words.

Echoes Fall Off Me by dotfic: A coda to 5.04 (The End). Fantastically lovely. Dean/Cas. R. 1,200 words.

Halo of Flies by shirozora: A coda to 5.14 (My Bloody Valentine). Dean/Cas. R. 603 words.

Say Uncle by vanitashaze: After Cas experiences another beating from any angel of your choice, Dean decides that Cas needs to learn how to defend himself. I honestly don't know what I like so much about this fic, but it's just generally lovely and then occasionally there'll be a killer line out of nowhere that just strikes me down. So yeah, you might consider checking it out. Dean/Cas. R. 8,137 words.

Where There’s Smoke by trinityofone: A short but beautiful fic with Castiel and Dean sharing a cigarette. Dean/Cas. PG. 650 words.

The Apocrypha of Chuck by maskedfangirl: A charming and quite funny series of fics written from Chuck Shurley's perspective. Dean/Cas. R. 80,000ish words.

Apocrypha, Or: How Chuck Learned to Stop Worrying and Love His Red Pen by trinityofone: Another quite funny Chuck POV post-4.22 fic, just as brilliant and worth reading. Dean/Cas. R. 7,600 words.

And Miles To Go... by maskedfangirl: Castiel and Becky on a road trip. SO MANY LULZ. Gen-ish. PG. 1,300 words.

Peanuts by twoskeletons: If you're getting your gossip from God, it's kind of awkward. A very funny but also very insightful fic about Chuck's myriad difficulties as a Prophet of the Lord. Also, it has Becky and Becky is always awesome. Gen (basically). PG-13. 1,711 words.

Restore From Saved Draft by twoskeletons: MORE AWESOME BECKY. A hilarious but also poignant and moving fic about when Castiel breaks an arm and ends up being babysat for a weekend by everyone's favorite meta character. Gen. PG. 4,241 words.

Spilt Milk by sparky77: Ah, crack!fic. HOW DELIGHTFUL YOU ARE. This fic is a ton o' fun, all about the lengths to which Sam Winchester will go to escape from an eternity of longing looks and juvenile flirting. Dean/Cas. PG. 3,830 words.

Castiel Is Addicted to Texting Dean by ibroketuesday: The title says it all, really. Very hilarious. Check it out. Gen. PG. 845 words.

Twitterpated by fledmusic: Castiel insists that Dean and Sam start using twitter as a means of communication (seriously). Further indulgence in my unending love of "Castiel Discovers the Joys of Technology" fics. Gen (basically). PG. 2,285 words.

7th_heaven Is Now Online by ksock: Dean has his own laptop now, and Castiel takes his own first steps into the information age. Annnnnnd another one. Dean/Cas. PG-13. 906 words.

Bookmarks by libraryofsol: The sequel to a fic in which Sam had been investigating the online world of Dean/Cas. Of course, what should Dean's reaction be but to inform Castiel immediately. Hilarity ensues. Gen. PG-13. 2,182 words.

:D? by aramley: More hilarious crack!fic. Dean encounters a curse which only allows him to talk in chatspeak. Dean/Cas (mild). PG-13. 2,168 words.

When Siblings eAttack by eighth_horizon: Dean being an obnoxious older brother via AIM during Sam’s college years. Funny and cute. Gen. PG-13. 693 words.

Second Glance by ygrawn: John is only ever a second glance to his boys, who see each other first, always first, with little room at the edges of their vision for anybody else. A really interesting third-person observer Wincest fic. Once you can get over the lack of periods, you'll love it. Her other stuff is quite enjoyable to read through as well, so if you like this, you'll probably want to check out her masterlist. Sam/Dean. R. 4,600 words.

Fanvids:

From deirdre_c:

Things That Make You Go "Hmmmmm": There's something going on between these two brothers... I just can't seem to put my finger on it. Partly I love this video because it does well at summarizing my own general reactions when I first started watching the series, only to find myself raising an eyebrow more often than you usually would for a show about two brothers. But mostly I just love this video because it has all of deirdre_c's hallmarks - perfect editing, brilliant song choice, and an unmatched flare for the comedic. Sam/Dean. 2:17 min.

Fit But You Know It: Sam gets drunk and reveals his true feelings for Dean. Possibly my favorite of her vids. It's just so catchy. (AND TRUE.) Sam/Dean. 2:35 min.

Supernatural (In My Pants): I give you one guess as to which song this vid uses. Sam/Dean. 2:42 min.

2 Legit 2 Quit: An adorable celebratory vid for the Season 6 renewal. Gen. 1:56 min.

Fudge You: Dean is jealous over Sam/Castiel. Sam/Dean, Sam/Cas. 2:24 min.

From kaiyote:

Runs In The Family: A character study of the angels. An utterly genius vid with utterly genius editing and the most perfect song choice EVER. Gen. 2:33 min.

BlahBlahBlah: Dean/Cas and Ke$ha - two things you never thought should go together, and yet... well, you'd be surprised. Dean/Cas. 0:34 min.

Downfall: A beautiful (and sad) future!verse vid. Gen or Dean/Cas, depending on which you prefer. 0:40 min.

From Other People:

Like A Boss by kitty: A day in the life of Dean Smith Samberg, the boss. A dean!crack vid. Gen. 1:46 min.

Show Me Your Teeth by ignorantsheep: A promo trailer for 5.10 with some of the best editing I have ever seen. Holy crap. Gen. 0:47 min.

Love Shack by ash4897: The boys and motels. A cute and fun vid that has, if nothing else, a great recap of every single godawful motel room from Supernatural. Gen(ish). 2:36 min.

Picspams:

A Giant Castiel Picspam by dramaturgy: THIS THING IS GORGEOUS. AND HUGE.

Other:

Latchkey Hero: Masculinity, Class and the Gothic in Eric Kripke's Supernatural by Julia M. Wright: An interesting scholarly article about how social class and gender are represented in Supernatural. The author doesn't seem to have much of a point about race, which is frustrating, but her points regarding class and gender are definitely worth thinking about. 10,033 words.

Unnatural: The Series by Erica Crispy: An utterly hilarious parody, starring British brothers Ham and Bean. Enjoyment guaranteed.

Supernatural Summaries by eastcollins: Graphic/text summaries that have had me sobbing from laughter. Particular favorites are Route 666 and Lazarus Rising.

The Angels of SPN: A Guide by barackfuckingobama: The most accurate description in existence of Supernatural's angels.

Supernatural: The Abridged Animation by TheWINChestersInc: If you haven't seen these yet, you are missing out on an abundance of hilarity that will make you laugh so hard you cry. Just... go watch them. You'll be glad you did.

Teen Wolf

This entire section is new, so imagine each rec with two stars next to it. Unfortunately, I read a lot of these back in the balmy summer months, and so now have very little recollection of their actual contents. But! I presumably bookmarked each one for a reason, so let's hope they were all good ones.

Open The Door by renay: Derek gives Stiles his jacket. Fabulous slow burn fic. Derek/Stiles. M. 153,752 words.

Important Things by suzvoy: Stiles learns that even with werewolves, giant lizards and psychopathic hunters on the loose, life can still find other ways to screw with you. Case in point: everyone keeps assuming he and Derek are a couple. What the hell? Derek/Stiles. M. 71,466 words.

Stir by spiny: A fairly standard "let's get together" fic. I really love this fic's somewhat dreamy or maybe rainy day feel. Very beautiful, with lots of great dialogue. Derek/Stiles. M. 4,000ish words.

Go Home, Or Make A Home by lady_ragnell: In a world where Derek lets Scott kill the Alpha and get the cure, he has to figure out how to rebuild his life, with help from Stiles. Derek/Stiles. PG. 7,473 words.

The Catch by sir_yessir: ["You know," Stiles jokes (because if he has any kind of a superpower, it's the power to make an awkward situation way more awkward) "If we keep doing stuff like this people are going to think we're dating."] In which Stiles learns that he's really super oblivious (but to be fair, Derek is also too subtle for his own good). Derek/Stiles. PG-13. 1,901 words.

The Hour of the Wolf by suaine: Stiles never wanted to be a werewolf, but the choice is taken out of his hands by a series of unfortunate events. When he wakes up his life has become infinitely more complicated. Derek/Stiles. M. 54,045 words.

Darling It Is No Joke by thehoyden: The first thing Stiles thinks when he opens the door is that it’s not his birthday, but someone has sent him some kind of cop stripper. Derek/Stiles. M. 13,250 words.

Worst Case Scenario by SpiritsFlame: Stiles is good at compartmentalizing bad news. It's partly a learned behavior, and partly because of his well practiced coping technique. It may not be the most emotionally healthy thing to do, but it gets him through the day. Derek/Stiles. PG-13. 4,934 words.

All I Want (Is For You To See) by shipmateee: Written for the prompt: 'There's an old bitty that's really intrigued by the by the mysterious handsome young man that never uses the front door.' Delightful. Derek/Stiles. PG-13. 902 words.

Hear His Alibis by 1001cranes: Creepy never looked so cute - or, how Sheriff Stiles accidentally adopted a juvenile offender. Pyromaniac AU. I wasn't much a fan of the companion fic to this, since Stiles was way too young for me to get behind, but you might be interested in reading it if you like this one. 6,628 words.

Nothing Gets By A Stilinski by GoddessofBirth: Inspired by the Text From Last Night that reads: my dad just asked me if my booty call guy that comes over at 3am and leaves at 6 would like to stay for sunday brunch next week. you in? Derek/Stiles. M. 5,889 words.

To Have Outlived The Night by stillane: Derek steps away from the window. "You helped me. They took that as a declaration." Derek/Stiles. M. 23,448 words.

All The Miles Inbetween by oh-simone: Post-apocalyptic roadtrip AU, which we all know are the best (and saddest) AUs. Derek/Stiles. PG-13. 6,152 words.

DILF by twentysomething: The one where Derek is an adoptive father and Stiles is Scott's kindergarten teacher. I LOVE THIS FIC. Derek/Stiles. 30,871 words.

Needs More Sparkly Pens by mm_coconut: Stiles leaves leaves a notebook of his at Derek's or in his car or whatevs, and Derek goes to take it to him and notices that it's filled with little hearts with Stiles+Derek, and Stiles Hale, and Derek Stilinski, and tons of doodles of little wolves. Fairly hilarious. Make sure you don't miss the rest of the series! Derek/Stiles. M. Multimedia.

9/10ths of the Law by tsukinofaerii: Stiles discovers the hazards of growing up a real boy when, at heart, he's not a real boy at all. Stiles is a demon and ugh it's so cool. SPN crossover. Derek/Stiles. PG-13. 6.875 words.

When The Highway Takes Me by paxlux: Another post-apocalyptic AU and basically these AUs are always my weakness, but this one is truly great. Derek/Stiles. M. 12,765 words.

And Then There Is No Mystery Left (Baby, I'm Sweet On You) by swing_set13: Stiles has no idea why Derek is sitting at his lunch table. High school AU. Derek/Stiles. PG-13. 1,104 words.

Lon Chaney by jebiwonkenobi: A Derek POV fic that's just absolutely lovely in every way. Derek/Stiles. PG-13. 4,924 words.

Help Wanted by jebiwonkenobi: Nice things begin to happen to Derek Hale and it kind of freaks him out. I love this fanfic best for its ridiculousness and simultaneous plausibility. Derek/Stiles. PG-13. 15,593 words.

Echoes by entanglednow: Someone has deleted half the numbers in Stiles's phone. This fic is utterly heartbreaking. I also suggest reading the second part. Derek/Stiles. G. 2,062 words.

A Lost Family History of Cotton Candy and Carousels by chaletian: After the showdown with Gerard, Stiles has had enough of this supernatural bullshit. He is standing firm. He is Just Saying No. He is getting a normal job for the vacation. In his normal job he finds a normal film of a bright summer's day a lifetime ago. It's full of happiness and cotton candy and carousels and all the things they don't have any more. Another beautifully sad fic. Gen. PG. 4,230 words.

Outrun Your Ghosts by LolaFeist: When Derek Hale arrives at the Beacon Hills Young Adult Rehabilitation Center, he plans on keeping his head down and serving the rest of his time in minimum security peace. Stiles Stilinski changes all of that. Psychiatric rehab AU with no werewolves. Derek/Stiles. M. 19,148 words.

Boots, Chaps, and Cowboy Hats by purloinedinpetrograd: Getting shipped off to Middle of Nowhere, Colorado was the last way Stiles wanted to spend the summer before senior year; especially when it meant living on a ranch with relatives he hadn't spoken to for years. However, he quickly finds out that not all of it is so bad - especially resident cowboy Derek Hale. Now, if only he could get the guy to open up and actually talk to him. Derek/Stiles. M. WIP.

Except What Has Been Forgotten by suzvoy: In which Stiles wakes up with a shiny new case of amnesia and it's immediately obvious that his best friend is lying to him - which might have something to do with the (hot) guy who keeps appearing his room. What the hell has he been doing for the past 18 months? Derek/Stiles. M. WIP.

His Password Is Also Derek by teromain: Stiles and Derek end up on a cross-country roadtrip. I am kind of in love with this fic. You should go read it immediately. Derek/Stiles. M. WIP.

Twilight Lolarity

Growing Up Cullen by dudski & balcarin: Utterly hilarious chat transcriptions regarding the secret life of the Cullen family.

Book & Movie Recaps by cleolinda: Cleolinda's recaps of pretty much anything are always delightful fun. While her post for the original book is surprisingly thoughtful, don't worry - they quickly dissolve into witty mockery, while her movie recaps are classic M15M.

Alex Reads Twilight from Alex Day: No one mocks the written word like Alex Day, especially when it comes to Twilight. Some choice quotes include: "It's a bit like a subplot but I don't really care," and, "You’ll get Chapter 3 when I’ve forgotten how rubbish Chapter 2 was."

Miscellaneous Fandom

Fight Club:

Everybody Loves Me by oldgaby0189: An extremely badass Fight Club fanvid. The heinously low viewcount on this simply baffles me. Gen. 3:28 min.

Good Omens:

Regulars by irisbleufic: You can't live somewhere or frequent a place for any length of time without others taking notice. Aziraphale and Crowley seen through the eyes of others. Aziraphale/Crowley. PG-13. 2,479 words.

Inception:

To Begin by that.other.boleyn.girl: I didn't end up having much patience for Inception fandom, but I dallied in it briefly and this was one of my few takeaway treasures. Beautiful writing, plain and simple - and if you like it, she has lots more at her master list. Eames/Arthur. M. 1,702 words.

**I've Got Nothing To Do Today But Smile (The Only Living Boy In New York) by gyzym: Arthur's a corporate lawyer, Eames owns the coffee shop across the street, and all good love stories start with a quadruple shot latte. Suuuuuuper cute and fabulous and wonderful. Basically one of those guilty pleasure coffee shop AUs. Eames/Arthur. M. 19,867 words.

**Presque Vu by rageprufrock: A very detailed and fascinating prequel fic, worth reading for the sheer amount of backstory alone. Eames/Arthur. M. 62,965 words.

Leviathan, Behemoth & Goliath:

Quite Peculiar by mightyinkas: A series of very short fics in which the author just has a lot of fun and you have even more fun as a result. The best thing about MightyInkas is that she seems to capture the charmingly trope-y nature of the books themselves, so reading her stories feels a lot like reading the books themselves... which is quite nice, considering Goliath doesn't come out until September and her fics are a lovely stand-in until then. Gen. PG to PG-13. Lots of words and more all the time.

Ocean's 11:

An Epic Rec List from thefourthvine: I could go through and parse these stories down to even fewer, but really, this girl has already done a great job with picking out some excellent fics, so I suggest you just pop over and take a look at her suggestions.

Skyfall:

**Horizon Line by scioscribe: This author has a fair number of extremely beautiful 00Q fics, and I recommend reading all of them. Here’s one in particular that I really love. Scioscribe has a very delicate but also very expressive style, as well as being somewhat minimalist (which I enjoy). James Bond/Q. M. 3,362 words.

**The Jack of Hearts is my Jackpot by thimble: Maybe one day he'd press close and Q wouldn't mind that he smelled of gunpowder; maybe he'd lean in and Q wouldn't pull away. A very beautifully written fic that kind of breaks your heart, it must be said. James Bond/Q. M. 1,873 words.

**Christmas Jumpers by Red_Shiloh: It's the MI6 Christmas party. Bond has never been to one before, usually because he's been out on the field. He's beginning to regret breaking the streak. James Bond/Q. PG. 2,045 words.

Star Trek:

How to Avoid Kicking Puppies and Other Valuable Lessons in Leadership by sparky77: I was amusing myself by imagining Kirk attempting to be an authority figure and this is what happened. A loltastic and charmingly silly fic. Gen. R. 2,790 words.

**Magpie by waldorph: Spock met Jim when he was 7 and Jim was 6. It has since been generally agreed that this was a mistake (or: the one where they grow up together and things are simultaneously better and worse for it). Words cannot express how much I utterly love this fic, but OH MY GOD I REALLY LOVE THIS FIC. Kirk/Spock. PG-13. WIP.

FMLMcCoy: Leonard H. McCoy's Twitter. It's pretty ridiculous. (And awesome.)

Tangled:

Freudian by fabulist: Flynn Rider's terms of parole include going to therapy, and they don't expressly forbid hanging around with that one awkward graffiti girl. A very delightful AU fic that leaves me constantly waiting in anticipation for the next chapter. Flynn/Rapunzel. PG-13 so far. WIP.

White Collar:

Freedom Now by lolilie: A lovely video focusing on Neal using "The Cave" by Mumford & Sons. Gen. 3:33 min.

X-Men: First Class:

Europe, After The Rain by cj_ludd18: An absolutely lovely and rather sad reflective piece. PG-13. Charles/Erik. 1,139 words.

Call Me By His Name by sinuous_curve: Charles wakes from the absence of noise. There is an empty space in his room, beside his bed. Not quiet as in an abandoned room, but utterly, featurelessly blank. Like a box made of unblemished, impenetrable metal and Charles knows before he opens his eyes. Erik comes to visit Charles post-movie. R. Charles/Erik. 2,700 words.

Miscellaneous Miscellany

Webcomics:

A Softer World by Emily Horne and Joey Comeau: An incredible comic that can go from the comedic to the painfully poignant, sometimes all in the same three-panel strip. I've never encountered anything other comic that could even begin to approach its inexplicable beauty.

Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton: I feel like it's hard to be on the internet and not have heard about Kate Beaton, but perhaps those people still exist out there. In case you're one of them, Kate Beaton is a hilarious artist whose comics usually concern some aspect of history or literature. She's also the master of conveying emotion, along with having perfect comedic timing.

Johnny Wander by Ananth Panagariya and Yuko Ota: A charming (and often quite funny) comic about the random things that can happen in life after college or really just life in general.

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson: I LOVE THIS COMIC. Gingerhaze's art style is simple while also extremely expressive and her characters are uniformly delightful, lively, and fun.

Girls With Slingshots by Danielle Corsetto: A very hilarious comic about a group of friends living life and getting up to whacky hijinks.

Fishbones by Jisuk Cho and Yuki S.: This one's just starting, but so far it's very well done - great storytelling, clean art, and intriguing characters.

Hanna Is Not A Boy's Name by Tessa Stone: This comic is so fantastically unique in every way. The layouts just kill me, not to mention the use of typography and textures. Plus, it's where good colors go when they die. If you enjoy a colorful twist on the supernatural, coupled with the old-fashioned detective novel style, CHECK IT OUT.

The Meek by D Helmer: Another incredibly gorgeous comic with its own unique style and unbelievable colors, lines and layouts. The story hasn't gotten very far yet, so it's hard to give a summary, but just... go take a look. You won't regret it.

Family Man by Dylan Meconis: More than anything, this comic just impresses me with its incredible historical accuracy, but! It also has lovely characters, along with a visual style that perfectly matches its time period and content. The story's still getting off the ground, but so far it seems to be about 16th century German academia and... werewolves?

SFEER Theory by Jayd Aït-Kaci & Alex Singer: Sfeer Theory is the biography of a semi-immortal wizard named Balzac whose duty is to uphold and guard an empire, by way of a magical version of Atlas. Or at least, that's what the description on the website says. Not a lot has happened so far, but the art is gorgeous, so, really, that's reason enough for you to take a look.

The Fox Sister by Christina Strain & Jayd Aït-Kaci: Gorgeous art and a fabulous story, set in South Korea during the early 1980s (I think). This is definitely one of my favorite webcomics, and I suggest checking it out!

Kagerou by Luka Delaney: Kano, a psychiatric patient who's not allowed near sharp objects, has just been drafted as Champion of a war-torn fantasy world. All he wants is to go back to the mental hospital where things make sense, but duty calls... I should probably say from the start that Kagerou is not for the faint of heart. It requires a fair amount of brain effort on the part of the reader, it's true, and the fact that a lot of the early chapters have yet to be revised for readability doesn't help. But if you're willing to take the time, it's an incredible story that I wish more people had heard of.

Blogs:

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh: One of the most hilarious blogs on the entire internet. If you'd like a sample, Dog or God of Cake would be good places to start.

Cake Wrecks by Jen Yates: It is nearly impossible to view a Cake Wrecks post without at least cracking a smile over the frailties of humanity. Or, more specifically, their lack of cakemaking skills. Horribly addictive, though, so make sure you don't have somewhere to be in five minutes if you're going to take a look.

Other:

Book-A-Minute: The best book summaries out there. Or at least the most succinct.
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ninja chipmunks unitedchrryblssmninja on June 26th, 2012 05:32 am (UTC)
ah, Cake Wrecks.