Fic Rec

Mar. 25th, 2013 10:05 am
kerravonsen: "Are you challenging my ingenuity?" (ingenuity)
Instarec: Vorkosiverse: "Better Than Running Away" http://avanti-90.dreamwidth.org/36468.html
kerravonsen: Snape, Hermione: "Believe" (Snape-Hermione)
The 25th of Kislev by [livejournal.com profile] butterflycross and read by [livejournal.com profile] clairvoyant12
Harry Potter
Severus Snape/Hermione Granger
Holiday fic - and I'm not a huge fan of holiday fic normally.
kerravonsen: "Are you challenging my ingenuity?" (ingenuity)
Because I wanted a better way of organizing my links collection, I joined Pinboard this year... and then I discovered Shaarli, a web application which allows one to organize and tag bookmarks on one's own web server. So I installed that on my site links page and haven't looked back; I love it.

But that left me with a Pinboard account I wasn't using, because all my general bookmarks were being organized with Shaarli on my own site.
So I decided to dedicate my Pinboard account to fanfic links instead, because that's how a lot of people use theirs. So go to http://pinboard.in/u:kerravonsen to see!

This collection of links is NOT the same as for my Net-Fic Reviews. They overlap, but they aren't exactly the same.
explain the difference between my Net-Fic reviews and my Pinboard links collection )

So there you have it. I hope people find my Pinboard fanfic links collection useful.
kerravonsen: Jo Grant smiling and holding up set of keys: "not a dumb blonde" (Jo Grant)
Day 12
In your own space, rec at least three fanworks that you think would make a good intro into XYZ fandom. Rec a fandom overview, a introductory picspam, stories that define and shape the fandom. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

If at all possible, try to pick a smaller or rarer fandom, one that maybe doesn't have the following you feel it should. Small fandoms need love, too, right?


One of the frustrating things about going over old net-fic recs is discovering that the story you loved is no longer on the internet. I had a few different stories I wanted to rec for this day, such as "Path of Strangers" by Olwyn Mitchell, only to discover that they no longer exist. 8-(

So I think I'll link to Jeri Massi's Third Doctor stories instead. Yes, Doctor Who isn't exactly a small fandom, but it has such a huge canon that people tend to stick to particular sections of it, such as particular versions of the Doctor... and the Third Doctor doesn't get much love. Jeri Massi managed to singlehandedly change my mind about the Third Doctor, changing my attitude from "meh" to great affection.

So I invite you to read, and change your minds too.

(and, regarding my previous post - nobody has recs for me?)
kerravonsen: parchment with slowly appearing writing: "I solemnly swear I am up to no spoilers" (no-spoilers)
Day 10
In your own space, talk about a creator. Show us why you think they are amazing. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

Make a recs list, create a Fanlore page for them, link to their archives or masterlists or websites. It can be a detailed, thoughtful analysis, or a squeeful, joyful post. Or maybe a combination of the two.


It was hard to choose for this, since there are so many awesome folks in fandom. But I shall choose [livejournal.com profile] rj_anderson.

It's not just because her fanwork appears multiple times on my Best-of recs page, in more than one fandom. Though that's certainly one of the reasons. I can't remember which of her works I read first, though I think it was probably her author-created-11th-Doctor stories (taken down a while back for Reasons). Every word was polished like a jewel. And then there's "Possessions", her awesome X-Files story, which is again vivid and deep.

But I just realized, in looking back at some of my reviews of her fanwork that she's been responsible for changing my mind about characters - more than once. And one of those characters was Severus Snape, and not only that, Severus Snape in a romantic context (in her "Darkness and Light" series). Which means that she's indirectly responsible for my current love of SS/HG.

Here's to people who make us love the characters even more!

(Of course, she isn't writing much fic nowadays, because she's Gone Pro. But I don't begrudge that, because that's more awesome stuff that she's writing that I can read!)
kerravonsen: Blake saying "I can't remember!" (Blake)
Day 6
In your own space, rec at least 3 fanworks you thought you wouldn't like (because they weren't your fandom or they pushed against your boundaries or you thought you just wouldn't be interested) and that you ended up loving.

I thought I would be hard-pressed to find more than one rec to fit this challenge, but I managed to find more than three!
surprising recs ahead )
kerravonsen: Jack O'Neill: Excuse me? I think you'll find that the number of the SUBJECT determines the number of the VERB. (grammar)
So I found a link to Spock/Uhura awards and then immediately winced at the word "fanfictions". Am I the only one who finds such incorrect grammar cringe-worthy?

Still, I am going to peruse the awards anyway, in the hope that the winners are better grammarians than the organizers.
kerravonsen: The TARDIS: something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue (tardis-blue)
Electric Blue (Doctor Who/Vorkosiverse) Amy asked to visit a planet with lots of horses.
kerravonsen: Martha on the moon: "Sense of Wonder" (sense of wonder)
[personal profile] settiai was requesting recs for long, plotty AU fics. So I decided to make a fic rec post here - these are mostly stories I've recced before, but not collected together specifically as "long plotty AU fics", so some of you might appreciate it as a thematic post.
Buffy )
Doctor Who )
Harry Potter )
Lois & Clark )
The Sentinel )
Star Wars )
Stargate )
kerravonsen: Snape, Hermione: "Believe" (Snape-Hermione)
Another batch of recs from the [livejournal.com profile] sshg_exchange. Is anyone interested in these, or should I stop posting them?
it's not just the romance, peoples! )
kerravonsen: Snape, Hermione: "Believe" (Snape-Hermione)
Another batch of reccing from the [livejournal.com profile] sshg_exchange.

Tyranny (of the Majority)
IN A WORLD where the wizarding community is doomed always to exchange one kind of tyranny for another, revolutionary heroes will arise. Starring Hermione Granger as the mysterious Red Shirt and Severus Snape as the shadowy Father of Democracy. Coming soon to screens near you.

Listen to Your Elders
The Golden Trio falls apart at the seams and Hermione feels alone until a Prince makes her feel wanted again.

Drink Me
Hermione has the unenviable task of cleaning out Snape's private laboratory. What could she possibly find amongst a dead man's possessions? More than she ever bargained for.

Out Of Time (Harry Potter/Doctor Who)
Severus Snape and Hermione Granger begin an interesting association. How well can they make it last when neither of them is exactly as they seem?
This one is AWESOME. Just sayin'.
kerravonsen: Stone egg on moss: "Art is Life, Life is Art" (art)
Reccing from the [livejournal.com profile] sshg_exchange.

I don't normally rec art, but The Last Kiss is worth looking at whether you know Harry Potter or not.
Warnings: Overexposure to bright colours?
Summary: Severus kisses Hermione's curls one last time.
Original prompt: Scene from the poem The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes. The one where he kisses her curls as she leans over the casement.


ETA: Another rec:
Half Life Nothing out of the ordinary ever happened to David Harper. Until he died and awoke as Severus Snape.
The familiar made strange. And bittersweet.
kerravonsen: Snape, Hermione: "Believe" (Snape-Hermione)
More from the [livejournal.com profile] sshg_exchange.
The Bogie-Man Curse Is Hermione doomed to a stalled life fraught with fear, or can Severus find the answer?
An intriguing mystery.
kerravonsen: Snape, Hermione: "Believe" (Snape-Hermione)
Another from the [livejournal.com profile] sshg_exchange: Never Forget Us; graphic novel format, three panels, beautiful art, but do not read it if you can't bear angst.

ETA: Another rec, this one sweeter. Just Like That Hermione returns to Hogwarts to work for Minerva McGonagall, the current headmistress. While poking about the Headmaster’s Tower, she makes an unexpected discovery.
kerravonsen: Snape, Hermione: "Believe" (Snape-Hermione)
Another rec from the [livejournal.com profile] sshg_exchange.
A Smudge of Red: vivid imagery, and Snape very much a bastard.

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