perpetual_motion: guy and kyle huggle times (free hugz!)
Look what I just got gifted!

It's set in the same universe as Sick and Tired of What to Say (No One Listens Anyway), and it's super cute and made my freaking week.
perpetual_motion: hang yourself please (Default)
(Also, I'll be posting my list of written Yuletide stories a bit later.)


Crepes and

Chevre
(1135 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Nero Wolfe - Rex Stout
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Fritz Brenner, Archie Goodwin, Nero Wolfe, Inspector Cramer
Summary:

Fritz makes crepes.



Black Market

Blues
(3708 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Nero Wolfe - Rex Stout
Rating: Not Rated
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings, Graphic Depictions Of

Violence
Characters: Nero Wolfe, Archie Goodwin, Saul Panzer
Summary:

Archie rails at his desk job assignment during WWII and

petions Wolfe for a more exciting assignment... unfortunately he gets

one... but not exactly the way he'd thought.



Furlough</ a> (1391 words) by Anonymous
Fandom:
Nero Wolfe - Rex Stout
Rating: Mature
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings, No Archive Warnings

Apply
Relationships: Archie Goodwin/Nero Wolfe
Characters: Archie Goodwin, Nero Wolfe
Summary:

Archie knows that this is Wolfe being polite. This is Wolfe

bowing to circumstance.



Fröhliche

Weihnachten
(1979 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Nero Wolfe - Rex Stout
Rating: Not Rated
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Archie Goodwin, Nero Wolfe, Fritz Brenner

Time's

Arrow
(2548 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson

Burnett

Rating: Mature
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Mary Lennox/Dickon Sowerby
Characters: Mary Lennox, Dickon Sowerby
Summary:

Dickon returns from the war.



Tea for

Three
(1429 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Cosmo Brown/Don Lockwood/Kathy Selden
Characters: Cosmo Brown, Kathy Selden, Don Lockwood
Summary:

Kathy settles her left hand in the crook of Don's arm when he

offers it, then her right in Cosmo's arm when he offers, and the

three of them trip off to lunch together. It won't appear suspicious or

strange, Kathy reasons to herself; she's being escorted to lunch by her

fiancé and his best friend, who is well-known as a jokester and a friend

of Kathy's as well. It will all be fine.



Deductive

Reasoning
(2117 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Julian Bashir/Elim Garak
Characters: Julian Bashir, Elim Garak, Jadzia Dax, Miles O'Brien
Summary:

Bashir definitely isn't dating Garak. Almost certainly.

Probably.



Son of a

Preacher Man
(1192 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Nog/Jake Sisko
Characters: Jake Sisko, Benjamin Sisko, Nog (Star Trek), Quark (Star Trek)
Summary:

Jake and Nog, over the years.



A Considerable Amount of Paperwork (1324 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Hot Fuzz (2007)
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Danny Butterman, Nicholas Angel
Summary:

It's all over bar the paperwork. After the explosion, Nicholas does his best to keep going.



Not Bluffing (1642 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Human Target (TV 2010)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Guerrero (Human Target)
Summary:

"It's not that I'm not good at poker," Guerrero clarified. "It's just that I don't like to bluff."
Guerrero attends a poker game, but the stakes are higher than his opponent realises.



Midnight Calls (1231 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Gotham Central
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Daria Hernandez/Renee Montoya
Characters: Maggie Sawyer, Daria "Dee" Hernandez, Crispus Allen, Renee Montoya
Summary:

Another way things might have gone...



don't wanna be taught to be no fool (1134 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Cameron Frye/Sloane Peterson, Ferris Bueller/Cameron Frye/Sloane Peterson
Characters: Cameron Frye, Ferris Bueller, Sloane Peterson
Summary:

Ferris and Sloane are starting to rub off on him. He can't decide whether or not this is a good thing.



One Thousand, Three Hundred and Fifty-Three Feet (4432 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Ferris Bueller/Cameron Frye/Sloane Peterson
Characters: Sloane Peterson, Cameron Frye, Ferris Bueller
Summary:

The question isn't "what are we going to do," the question is "what aren't we going to do?"



In The Bright Hereafter (1111 words) by faviconsabrina_il
Fandom: The Authority
Rating: Explicit
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Apollo/Midnighter
Characters: Apollo (The Authority), Midnighter
Summary:

One of the interesting side effects of waking up with no memory of who you are or anything you've ever done is that your body doesn't feel like your own.



Makes the heart beat wake all night (2038 words) by faviconSharksdontsleep
Fandom: The Outsiders - S. E. Hinton
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Johnny Cade/Dallas Winston
Characters: Johnny Cade, Dallas Winston, Sherri "Cherry" Valance
Summary:

Johnny is the night cashier in a noodle bar. Dally rides in a cyber-rodeo. Cyberpunk AU.

Canon-typical swearing and violence.

Title from Allen Ginsberg. The age difference between them is probably two-three years, though I aged them up from the books.



oxygen (and the lack of it) (1197 words) by faviconpwrofbauer
Fandom: Tombstone (1993)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Wyatt Earp/Doc Holliday
Characters: Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday
Summary:

Just a small Wyatt/Doc piece set during the Vendetta Ride. A bit AU, obviously.



By Narrow Domestic Walls (2516 words) by faviconNemo_the_Everbeing

Fandom: Twin Peaks
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Dale Cooper/Albert Rosenfield
Characters: Dale Cooper, Albert Rosenfield, Gordon Cole
Summary:

Albert doesn’t believe in ‘meant to be’. They don’t naturally mesh: Cooper wanted to do over the guest room with reed matting and make a meditation room; Albert wanted to make an office. So they built an office with a Zen garden. Albert appreciates sleek, modern furniture; Cooper likes Eastern antiques. So now their apartment is decked out in sleekly modern furniture imported from Tibet. Albert prefers quiet when he sleeps; Cooper drifts off listening to Tuvan throat singing. Albert has gotten used to earplugs. At each turn, one or both of them have seen their way through to a solution. The result is not so much a ‘normal life’ as it is a life that’s right for them, and insane for everyone else.

perpetual_motion: electronics gone sentient is terrifying (goddamned mouthy bastard)
This is probably a little over half of my rec list. The rest will follow tomorrow, I think.

Enjoy!


Spaceman Spiff and the Alien Conspiracy (1844 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Calvin & Hobbes
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Calvin (Calvin and Hobbes), Hobbes (Calvin and Hobbes), Mrs Wormwood (Calvin and Hobbes), Rosalyn (Calvin and Hobbes)
Summary:

"Don't worry, I'm sure he'll be fine."

She dropped her hand to to stare incredulously at the tiger. "Let me repeat," she said, very slowly. "Calvin has a weapon whose power is only limited by his imagination."

"I said he'd be fine, nothing about the rest of us."



suggestions (1148 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Calvin & Hobbes
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Calvin (Calvin and Hobbes), Hobbes (Calvin and Hobbes)
Summary:

Just because Calvin grew up and his world changed didn't mean he and Hobbes changed at all.



someone to come home to (1706 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Casino Royale (2006)
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: James Bond/M
Characters: James Bond, M (James Bond)
Summary:

Bond may be a lone wolf in the field, but even the strongest men need a woman in their life sometimes. (Even if only to make you a sandwich and pour you a glass of wine or three.)



Unreasonable Degrees of Happiness (3574 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Clueless (1995)
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Cher/Josh
Characters: Cher Horowitz, Josh
Summary:

Cher and Josh: one year, five years, and ten years later.



It's a family thing, not a Bat thing. Really. (6701 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Batgirl (Comic)
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Stephanie Brown, Damian Wayne, Barbara Gordon, Nick Gage, Crystal Brown
Summary:

Now Steph's mom knows she's Batgirl, this isn't really the kind of problem she expected it to cause, and when Damian gets involved, matters get completely out of hand.



25 (1087 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Breakfast Club (1985)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: John Bender/Brian Johnson
Characters: John Bender, Brian Johnson
Summary:

Seriously, John, you promised Brian would help with what?



Turn a New Page, Tear the Old One Out (8057 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Breakfast Club (1985)
Rating: Explicit
Warning: Underage
Relationships: John Bender/Brian Johnson
Characters: Brian Johnson, John Bender
Summary:

People in Shermer had made up their minds about who John Bender was years ago. All John needed was the chance to prove them wrong.



Butterfly Words (1121 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Back to the Future (Movies)
Rating: Not Rated
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Marty McFly, Emmett Brown
Summary:

Marty McFly inherits the time train, and he realizes there's one thing he wants to see.



On Stranger Seas & Brighter Shores (1020 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Back to the Future (Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: Underage
Relationships: Emmett Brown/Marty McFly, Emmett Brown/Clara Clayton
Characters: Emmett Brown, Marty McFly
Summary:

Doc Brown's lost Marty for the second time in two weeks, and thinks over life, love, and the future.



Waiting (1074 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Back to the Future
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Doc Brown, Lorraine McFly, George McFly
Summary:

Sometimes it felt like Doc had spent thirty years waiting. Waiting for the time when he could build his greatest invention, and waiting for the day when his best friend would be born.



Like Water Flowing Underground (4923 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Back to the Future (Movies)
Rating: Not Rated
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Emmett Brown/Marty McFly
Characters: Marty McFly, Emmett Brown, George McFly
Summary:

Marty struggles to fit in with his new reality, but is any other world a better fit?



Cars, Sandwiches and Other Kisses (2445 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Archie Comics
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Betty Cooper/Veronica Lodge
Characters: Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Archie Andrews, Jughead Jones
Summary:

Five times Betty and Veronica kissed.



You're gone from here, soon you will disappear (2453 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Archie Comics
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: Major Character Death
Characters: Reggie Mantle, Archie Andrews, Moose Mason, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge
Summary:

Everyone's trying to get away from Riverdale, but something brings Reggie back.



Test Subject Starter Kit (1146 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Portal (Video Game)
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Chell (Portal)
Summary:

The Aperture Science Bring Your Daughter to Work Day is the perfect time to have her tested.



A Feeling Like Floating (1095 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Portal (Video Game)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Chell (Portal), GLaDOS
Summary:

You got sucker's luck...
Have you given up?
Does it feel like a trial?
Does it trouble your mind the way you trouble mine?



Shelter in the Storm (4529 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Peacemakers (2003)
Rating: Explicit
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Larimer Finch/Jared Stone
Characters: Larimer Finch, Jared Stone
Summary:

It's warmer upstairs.



negotiable affection (1751 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Mad Men
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Peggy Olson/Father John Gill
Characters: Peggy Olson, John Gill
Summary:

It had already been a rough day when John saw her across the bar.



What to Expect When You're Expecting (4170 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Mad Men
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Joan Holloway/Roger Sterling, Don Draper & Peggy Olson, Joan Holloway & Peggy Olson
Characters: Joan Holloway, Peggy Olson, Roger Sterling, Don Draper, Sally Draper, Lane Pryce
Summary:

Motherhood, friendship, and the Sterling-Cooper-Draper-Pryce family: nine months in the lives of Joan Holloway and Peggy Olson.



First Shoots (2417 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Nan Harding, Josephine March, Theodore Laurence
Summary:

Paying a visit to Jo, Nan sees something new. Set some years after Jo's Boys.



Taking The Stairs (1196 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Life
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Charlie Crews, Kevin Tidwell, Ted Earley
Summary:

Why you probably don't want to be stuck in an elevator with Charlie Crews, exhibit A.



A Locked-Drawer Mystery (3390 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Real Ghostbusters
Rating: Mature
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Egon Spengler/Peter Venkman
Characters: Egon Spengler, Peter Venkman, Winston Zeddemore, Janine Melnitz, Ray Stantz
Summary:

Winston gets curious about the contents of a few filing cabinets and desk drawers in the Firehouse. Even if it's not a whodunit, it's still a mystery . . .



hand it in tomorrow, it'll be all right. (3511 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Saved by the Bell RPF
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Mark Paul Gosselaar, Tiffani Amber Thiessen
Summary:

They tell time by Mark-Paul's roots instead.

(A press tour in France that really happened, and a whole lot of things that probably did not.)



A Good Night (1743 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Secret Adventures of Jules Verne
Rating: Mature
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Phileas Fogg/Jules Verne
Characters: Phileas Fogg (SAoJV), Jules Verne (SaoJV)
Summary:

Phileas returns home after an enjoyable evening of gambling and drinking.



Wicked Wiles (6929 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Fairy Tales & Related Fandoms, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Prince Charming/Snow White, Grumpy/Snow White
Characters: Grumpy, Snow White, Prince Charming, Happy - Character
Summary:

Grumpy visits Snow White, eight years after Snow left the forest. All may not be as it seems.



The Sun Always Shines in Sweet Valley (4592 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Sweet Valley High
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Lila Fowler, Bruce Patman, Jessica Wakefield
Summary:

Lila reflects on what was supposed to be her Perfect Summer. (Aren't they always?)

perpetual_motion: hang yourself please (it's glow time)
Calvin and Hobbes

The Roommate of +10 Confusion
Pairing: None
Summary: There must be some scientifically sound way for Jason Fox to be able to quantify his new college roommate, but he hasn't found one yet that fits. Especially when he factors in the stuffed tiger.

My notes: Jason Fox from Foxtrot meets Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes, and it is AWESOME. Jason is absolutely confused about Calvin and his weirdness, and Calvin is--as always--completely unaware. I can really see both of them ending up like this in college, and I love it.

This kid I once knew
Pairing: None
Summary: Daniel sends their whole improv group an e-mail saying "check this out its fun1!1" and a link to a web comic called The Adventures of Spaceman Spiff.

My notes: I love Susie in this--far enough away from Calvin's every day influences that she remembers him a little fondly, and that she doesn't explain him because people don't quite get it.


Well, hrm. That was short. I found a longfic in Mighty Ducks (Filed under 'D' thanks to the movie title shortenings), so that'll go on the longfic list. It's not that stuff in the Ds and Es doesn't look interesting, but I'm trying to be a little bit picky with my options. Just for funsies.

[Note to self: You're a dork.]
perpetual_motion: awww wookit Kyle's face! (kyle's a real boy!)
As in years before, as I read, I will rec. I didn't participate in Yuletide this year, but that doesn't mean I can't enjoy the spoils! This entry is only for stories in fandoms starting with numbers and going through the letter B, because I know I rec a LOT.

I'm only reccing shorter stuff right now, as I want to read as much as possible. Any longfic I fall over will be put aside for after the big lists are made.

30 Rock
Shooting Stars, Satellites, and Other Flaming Wreckage That Falls Out of the Sky
Pairing: Liz/Pete
Summary: Pete raised his hand up, palm out, and Liz held hers up too. They air high-fived across her office and for the first time in twenty-two hours, things were normal.

My notes: SO THEM. Awkward and a little weird and a nice, non-touchy ending.


A-Team (Original Flavor)

Let it Snow
Pairing: None (Face and Murdock being buddies)
Summary: Murdock and Face end up snowed in for Christmas.

My notes: Another case of SO THEM. Murdock is goofy and Face is secretly a very sweet guy, and there's a snowball fight and Billy the Invisible Dog!

Archer (the FX series)
Quoting Herman Melville Never Did Anyone a Bit of Good
Pairing: Lana/Cyril on the side, overall an ensemble piece.
Summary: Archer is a hostage, Cyril is crying, Malory is yelling, and Cheryl thinks she's black. All in a day's work at ISIS.

My notes: Everyone is so spot-on, and the whole thing is hilarious, and everyone gets at least one funny line.


Archie (Comics)
Friends Don't Let Friends Suffer Alone
Pairing: Betty/Veronica
Summary: The problem with friends is that they plot against you.

My notes: Every year I am thrilled to find a delicious piece of angst in the Archie world, and this year is no exception. Oh, tortured teenage love, how delicious you are.


Baby-Sitters Club
Elizabeth's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Dates
Pairing: Elizabeth (Kristy's mother)/various bad dates
Summary: Kristy's mom hasn't had the greatest luck when it comes to dates.

My notes: This is funny and sweet and a little bit painful, but in a good way. The ending is lovely, and there's even a couple of cameos of people you already know from the books, including a much younger (but still very in charge) Kristy.


Back to the Future
Alternates
Pairing: None
Summary: Marty's life isn't at all like how he left it.

My notes: Very nice balance of confusion and some sadness from Marty as he considers the family he had before and the family he has now. Very sweet and warm.


Batman Beyond
Birth of a Lioness
Pairing: None
Summary: Six months after Terry started working for Mr. Wayne the second time, Commissioner Gordon brought Matt home from school.

My notes: It's one of those great stories where you see that Terry's mom has suspected things are weird with his job for Mr. Wayne, but now she knows, and it makes all the difference. A lovely discovery piece.


Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Shades of Bittersweet
Pairing: Belle/Gaston
Summary: What if Belle married Gaston? A series of vignettes set ten years after Gaston's ultimatum.

My notes: My heart is in a hundred tiny pieces, and I would read this again and again and again. Everyone is perfectly encapsulated in their moment, and I feel for Gaston. I really do.


Bioshock
they shake the mountains when they dance
Pairing: None
Summary: Around her, the splicers scream.

My notes: Were I not determined to say something useful, I'd just write THIS and carry on. The atmosphere is there, as is the pain and the sadness and that odd sweetness between a Little Sister and a Big Daddy. THIS.
perpetual_motion: awww wookit Kyle's face! (kyle's a real boy!)
Because I have homework I don't wanna do.

Marked -- Dan/Rorschach -- "This will cement his choices once and for all, demanding commitment like nothing else could."

A lovely little fic set early in the partnership. Rorschach manages to get injured on his back, so Dan has to help him, and there are [dun, dun, dun] revelations. It's all about Rorschach trying to feel guilty and Dan already knowing him well enough to know how to react.

W-ALTER -- Dan/Rorschach -- W-ALTR is a robot designed to fight crime who takes up vigilantism to fulfil his programming. Daniel is a vigilante with an interest in machines. A look at their relationship through the years.

Okay, it's a WIP, and it hasn't been updated since June, but it's well-written and an AU where Rorschach is a robot, and the place it currently ends is very sweet and a nice bit of closure to the previous chapters. Also, did I mention that Rorschach is a ROBOT?

Go. Read. Be merry. I'm gonna glower at a paper
perpetual_motion: hang yourself please (everyone gets hugs!)
[livejournal.com profile] lasergirl is writing a GLC post-WW2 AU. It's here, and it's got me grinning like an idiot. Also of note, while the lovely lady has an lj, she sticks to dreamwidth these days, so friend her there if you want to know when the updates hit.

Go. Read it. Tell her she's keen.
perpetual_motion: hang yourself please (sexy jack brings sexy back)
And it keeps going! Aren't you excited?

Jurassic Park (specifically 3)
Chaos Theory--(Billy/Alan)--Four years on, Alan and Billy receive an unwanted gift.

Keen Eddie
More Than Friends--(Eddie/Monty)--Eddie finally gets a clue.

Life on Mars (UK)
The Fools on the Hill--(Gene/Sam)--Put together, they shouldn't work. But they do.

Mad Men
The Name on the Door--For a week, Joan has a little helper in the new office. "You're going to do far more than answer phones."

It's Magnificent--A day in the life of a doctor's wife.

A Little Brown-Haired Bride--Peggy isn't entirely sure what she wants, but she knows when she doesn't have it.

Please Please Me--Two months after the ending of Season 3, Peggy and Sal run into each other at a party.

MASH
Good Advice is Meant to be Shared--(Hawkeye/Sidney)--Sidney comes to the 4077 for some dinner and a little help taking his own advice.

Nancy Drew (Books)
A Yellowed Paper Heart--Ned Nickerson hates being in love with Nancy Drew.


We're gonna call it a day there, folks. I've still got the rest of the Ns to get through (for a start), but I think I've given you enough to review for right now.
perpetual_motion: hang yourself please (squee!)
And now, onto the Hs!

Hard Core Logo
All That Never Changes--(Billy/Joe)--When Billy saw Joe's dead body laid out on the concrete, he laughed.

Take me Out of This Frozen Season--(Billy/Joe)--It's a year later, and the Hard Core Logo documentary is about to be released. Billy doesn't want to watch it, but isn't really given another choice. (Spoilers for movie.)

Hardy Boys
Our Red Sea--Your father's gone. Don't lose your brother too.

Harriet the Spy (Book)
Claimed Spaces--A semi-impromptu spy route for Harriet, set approximately ten years from the end of the original novel.

Horatio Hornblower (TV)
Red and Blue Roses--An explanation for why the wardroom redecorated Hornblower's cabin in "Hornblower and the Hotspur".

Hot Fuzz
Crossed Wires--(Danny/Nicholas)--In which property damage is very wrong, and our heroes worry unnecessarily.

After the Explosions, the Days--(Danny/Nicholas)--"There was sort-of-knowing and there was knowing-knowing, and Nicholas had stopped making sense even in his own head." Nicholas and Danny moving forward.

DIY for Beginners--(Danny/Nicholas)--Danny is worried that the temptations of the big city will lure Nicholas back to London, but what can Sandford offer that will tempt him to stay?

Home for the Holidays--(Danny/Nicholas)--There's no place like home for the holidays, but what if you're not quite sure where home is?

There's some good stuff in the Is, but nothing I feel like linking over. I'm mostly aiming for stuff that either gut punches me or makes me all gooey, so stuff that's just really good and interesting isn't quite making the list. But if you think I might have missed something, tell me so!
perpetual_motion: hang yourself please (picturing you naked)
In case you're curious, I do plan to work my way through the alphabet. To give you an idea of the size of this thing, I signed up to write for 60 or 70 fandoms this year. I can't recall, exactly, but it was a LOT. So I read a lot. And it's awesome.

Again, I'm not reading every last thing in the fandoms I rec, and if you think I missed something good, tell me!

Dead Poets Society
Know How to Speak--(Todd/Neil)--Silence is just as important.

In Motion--(Todd/Neil)--Neil Perry is not, in fact, a very talented poet. It is rather intimidating to find out that his roommate is.

Of Eyes that Crave the Light--Todd's forty years old, and the past comes back to him on a cold day in Manhattan.

Dirty Dancing
A Real Grown-Up Name--(Baby/Johnny)--Frances Houseman always wanted to change the world.

Doctor Who RPF
So Fearless, You're Filthy, Except When You Fail--(David Tennant/John Simm)--John Simm hates actors; David Tennant is a mercurial freak. Everyone else has commentary.

Fame
Embody the Earth--(Montgomery/Ralph)--Montgomery MacNeil gets his happy ending.

Fried Green Tomatoes
And Your People Shall Be My People--(Idgie/Ruth)--'My son will grow up with a name he can be proud to bear,' Ruth said. 'He has no right to the name Jamison – as you have pointed out,' she continued, 'and while there remains breath in my body he will not be subjected to the indignity of the name of Bennett.'

Glee
Angel with a Pint Glass--(Kurt/Finn)--Finn grins and waves and he looks so genuinely pleased to see him, that Kurt feels a little ridiculous for not seeking him out weeks ago.

Well, D-G; that's pretty good work. Yay, me! What are you reading, flist? Even if it's not Yuletide, I'm very curious.
perpetual_motion: hang yourself please (awesome!)
Like before, I'm not reading every last piece in every fandom. Either I'm being lazy and think it's too long, or I'm not interested in what some people wrote. And, again, if you think I should be reading a certain story, drop me a note. I like recs as much as the next person!

We're gonna cover B-C today, I think.

Baby-Sitters Club
Stacey's Seriously Bad Decision--(Stacy McGill/Charlotte Johanssen)--Stacey's pretty sure that falling for someone you used to babysit is totally not OK.

Beauty and the Beast (Disney)
Bittersweet--(Belle/Beast)--Some stories do not always have happy endings...

Rose Without Thorns--(Bella/Adam (Beast))--Belle is not as happy as she thinks she should be. Then again, maybe she is.

Bend it Like Beckham
Five Days, Five Months--(Jess/Jules)--Coming to the US was the last thing Jess thought would put a rift in her relationship with Jules, but the moment she arrives everything starts to change.

Breakfast at Tiffany's

MR. Yunioshi's Photographs--The life and times of Mr. Yunioshi, and why he lets Holly Golightly stay in her apartment rent-free. (Otherwise: can we make Mr. Yunioshi more of a character and less of an offensive caricature?)

Such a Lot--He was serious, a serious man. Always frowning. And if that accentuated the eyes, well, it's not that he did it on purpose.

Breakfast Club
Most Likely To---(Brian/Bender)--People liked stories to have a trajectory. Upward or downward, they liked a journey. So if there had been gossip after the reunion, Brian's life might have looked something like this.

Cable & Deadpool
The Cable & Deadpool Yuletide Special--...summary? Is that like a recap page? Huh. Okay. I'm Deadpool, the Merc with a Mouth. You may remember me from such comics as "Deadpool," "Deadpool," and "Cable & Deadpool," and from my brief appearance in Wolverine's first solo movie, which for now makes me Marvel's latest license to print money -- thank you, Ryan Reynolds. Anyway, now I'm in a Yuletide story, so join me and my buddy Nate Summers, aka Cable, for wacky hijinks and reality-hopping adventure. Say hi to the fangirls, Nate.

"Wade? Who are you talking to?"

Calvin and Hobbes
Everyday is a Reminder--(Calvin/Susie)--There's a certain fear that some children share as they grow up, that whatever they do will never be as good as what's come before. Among all the other things he will ever be, Calvin has never been one of those kids.

The Lengthy Dimly Lit Coffee Break of the Psyche--Calvin looks for a job. Hobbes and Susie look after Calvin.

Casino Royale (2006)
Gifts--(Bond/M)--Usually Bond and M save the world. But sometimes, just sometimes, they go shopping.

If Headaches Persist, Shoot Your Agent--(Bond/M)--Bond's a headache even at the best of times, but he's M's headache.


I may get around to the Ds tonight. I've currenly got nine tabs open under the Ds. I need to rewatch "Dead Poets Society."
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As I read stuff, I'm gonna rec stuff. I'm being mildly lazy and sticking to shorter stuff, so if you read something you think I would have liked, it may just be that it was longer than I wanted to read at the moment. Drop me a note to check it out!

There are all the fandoms that start with numbers and the letter A. These are not all the Yuletide fandoms that fall under that umbrella; just the ones I read.

30 Rock
Better Than Coffee-- The Mexican tienda strikes again, this time with less bull semen.

(Don't) Picture You and Me--(Jack/Liz)--"What is it this time, Lemon?"

He speaks without so much as a backwards glance at the doorway, and seriously, how the hell does he do that? She should get him to teach her one day, because she never made so much as a sound, and he knew immediately.

The Wrath of Jon--In which there is a pie crisis, Conan's studio is off-limits, Jack is absent, and Jonathan knows things that other people don't.

A Knight's Tale
Not Fitting--When a man changes his stars, do the stars change a man?

Across the Universe

Let it Out and Let it In--(Jude/Max)--Jude lets it out, lets it in.

Been Wandering Around (Still Comes Back to You)--(Jude/Max)--If Jude's honest, he's still not sure why he ran. No one saw them. No one was chasing, but something about Max's energy had him following. From day one.

Read Up to the Roots--(Lucy/Prudence)--A day on the compound with Lucy and Prudence.

It's Beautiful and So are You--(Lucy/Prudence, Max/Jude)--The clouds will be a daisy chain, so let me see you smile again.

Alias (Comic)

Pseudological Fantastica--Jessica's not good at this, the talking and sharing and a being a "normal" human being -- y'know? -- but she knows she's going to get better at it, has to, for this kid, for Luke, for herself.

American Idol RPF
And When it Was Good--(Ryan/Simon)--There are shows when it's good, when they're on.

Where We're Going and How to Get Back--(Ryan/Simon)--There are things less like relationships.

The letter B and more tomorrow.
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Read this.

It's Cedric/Harry. Harry comes out as bi, and it makes Cedric realize he's gay. It's touching and sweet, and Harry's kind of a cheeky bastard.

And now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to beat up the last couple of scenes.

::pushes up sleeves::
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The Fisher King

Percy/Moody; it's equal parts heartbreaking, sweet, and rough. Picks up post-book 5 and carries on through the rest of the series. The ending gives me massive warm fuzzies.
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Would like to murder the fucking contract people whose response to our "When can we expect you on Monday" was, "Oh, just because they say we'll be there on Monday doesn't mean we'll be there on Monday."

I wish I were kidding.

But, you know what? I have wicked-hot Snape/Hermione porn to rec, and just enough of a wireless signal to do it. It's called "Tequila Shots". I found it at [livejournal.com profile] crack_broom, and my personal synopsis goes like this:

Snape and Draco run a bar. Harry and Hermione come in one night. Draco decides to shag Harry, and Snape had Hermione have ridiculously hot sex in a supply closet.

This story gets +5 awesome for writing Hermione as someone who is smart and comfortably sexual, as opposed to the "Eeek, a penis!" way she's sometimes written. Good times. Good, smutty times. It has made the day infinitely better.

EDIT: Oh, for fuck's sake, you probably want the link, right?

Here you go

Fucking hell.

::headdesk::
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Higher Education by Resonant

GUH.

I've read this once before but managed to find it again this week and have read it twice in the past five days. Jesus H. it's hot. HOT. And not only that, but it's a fantastic look at what happens after. Bender grows up [mostly]. Brian finds confidence [and fixes that lamp], and it's such a great look at the two of them after. It feels so believable to the canon, and there's even a cameo by Vernon [so spot on I hurt a little]. They're also written like guys, and I love that.

Just lovely.
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Guy/Tora [Green Lantern II/Ice]

Tora dominates Guy. Go read it.

Or, in case you need more incentive:

Tora dominates Guy, and it's in character and sweet.

Also, I think it does a good job of showcasing how domination is an enjoyable, mutually satisfying sexual activity that is perfectly natural. I've always preferred by domination scenarios to be handled like legitimate sex acts, rather than some crazy fetish*.

*I won't define "crazy fetish", because what I think constitutes a crazy fetish is probably something that someone else enjoys in their sex play.
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History Classes, Histrionics, and Brian Cassidy

It's Munch/Fin, set in the Manhattan Prep universe. Enjoy!

It will, I'm sure, be posted shortly to [livejournal.com profile] manhattan_prep

I couldn't be prouder. :)
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In regards to the MASH FIC OF DOOM [or MFoD, if you're so inclined]: I've decided that the epilogue is completely unnecessary and pulls away from the fic itself, so no epilogue. I'll have to live with 14,000+ word count. Anyone needs me, I'll be crying into my pillow [/sarcasm]

In regards to cheesy love songs and recs, they come in a package. I love movies, which I know is no secret, but I absolutely love semi-cheeseball movies that are earnest and fun and just overall enjoyable to watch. One of my favorites is the 1993 "The Three Muskeeteers" that was put out by Disney. I know some of you remember it. It was Keifer Sutherland, Oliver Platt [one of my top ten actors], Charlie Sheen, and Chris O'Donnell. The movie is just a cheese-tastic good time. And it includes what pajiba.com [a bitchin' movie review site] has named the Cheesiest Soundtrack Single of All Time, and oh, but they're right. It's a total cheese-fest, and the video, it's so 199X, with X representing a number less than or equal to 5. And I kept expecting Brian Adams to kiss Sting, but maybe that's just me [Seriously, watch the video].

As for that rec, long ago and far away [wait, wrong song [10 points if you get that]], the no-longer-fic-writing [livejournal.com profile] julianlee wrote a "The Three Muskeeteers" fic that was part movie/part book, all awesome. It's entitled An Eternity Without You, and if you can get past the fact that it's Disney slash, I do believe you'll find that it's lovely. The fact that I goaded her into it only sweetens the deal.

And now, that video [Bless thee, YouTube, for you are always giving and gracious]:

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Big thanks to the "Pirates" fans who stepped up. After posting for help here I remembered I was part of [livejournal.com profile] sparrington, and they helped me find the Jack/Norrington. [Yes, I had forgotten I belonged to the comm. Yes, they're on my flist. Shut it.]

So I give you, without further ado [and without titles because I only saved the links], the fics:

Groves/Gilette, although she calls him Bush

AKA Lieutenant slash. Very cute and sweet and all kinds of cozy. Written as an off-shoot to a much larger, incredibly impressive set of fics that are Jack/Norrington. The link to the big story is in the author's notes of this one and if you've time, you should totally read it.

Jack/Norrington, with a nice dose of h/c.

AKA The fic that makes me wibby. It's a short piece [with a short sequel in her memories], and it's Norrington and Jack, with Norrington being very injured when he's brought on the Pearl. The big thing about this one is that there's no dialogue through most of it, but it's still brilliant.

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