So I wake up deciding to definitely, maybe, sort of, have a proper sick day. Three hours later I've: washed the dishes, done some hand-washing, cleaned and changed cats' litter day, checked flist and left/answered comments, done a tiny little bit of thesis work and drank two mugs of coffee. Um. I should maybe also eat something? And like, find the cold meds? (For those of you interested, my voice is slowly returning, today I can actually make some sounds, though they are not particularly melodious).
Anyway, there was point to this post and it was RECS!
Here is another extremely mixed bag of recs of the 'I've read/watched these recently and enjoyed them' variety. I made some attempt to group them by fandom, but that's about it. Old and new stuff both.Fics:After the Nile
), Due South, Fraser/RayK.
Every now and then I return to this fandom to wallow in the epic fic it produces. This takes the typical 'post-canon quest for Franklin's hand' premise, but makes it something almost lyrical, but in the funny, gritty, foul-mouthed pov of Ray Kowalski. Hugely enjoyable.Flowers Can Grow Between the Cracks in the Sidewalk, The Fast and The Furious, Mia/Letty.
Here's a fandom not especially known for its femmeslash, but this fic does an excellent job at correcting that in a very believable way. As usual, it's the women who are left to clean up and get on with things after the dust settles.The History of Two Conversations (On Paper). Merlin, Arthur/Merlin.
I have such a soft spot for epistolary fics; here Arthur and Merlin scribble notes on the margins of a spell book. Adorable.Distraction
and its sequel My Object All Sublime, Sherlock, John/Sherlock.
Sherlock wears a collar, but it doesn't mean anything if he puts it on himself. Good thing John is there to take over that bit. Oh god, oh godddddddd
. This, this
is how you do collar and discipline kink. So, so hot, and not really about sex at all (except in the ways it sort of is). Highly recced.The Death and Resurrection of the English Language, Sherlock, John/Sherlock.
This is the way I like my Sherlock; twisted but so very aware of it; knowing what is Fine and what is Not Fine to want, but wanting it anyway, and working out the way to get it. And by 'it' he of course means John Watson. All of him. In every way possible. Forever. This is a fascinating trip inside Sherlock's head; dark and intense and full of absolutes. A raw, visceral, scorchingly hot fic. Can't recommend it enough. The Shape I Found You In, Sherlock, John/Sherlock.
Sherlock goes to Stockholm on a case. He and John exchanges texts and emails and talk about some things it's high time they talked about. This is the epistolary fic of my heart. Have read it a couple of times now and it makes me melt into a puddle of happy goo every single time. Highly recced.
In Which We Change, Star Trek Reboot, Kirk/McCoy,
AU. An interesting take on werewolves. I was left wanting more, though I can also appreciate why the author finished where they did.Unwritten, Star Trek Reboot, Kirk/McCoy,
AU. Jim is YA author who also works for a publishing house. Leonard McCoy is a recluse author who is about to be rediscovered whether he likes it or not (spoiler: he doesn't). I came for the pairing, but stayed for the excellent meta on writing. Office Hours, Star Trek Reboot RPS, Pine/Quinto.
College AU. Zach is young adjunct professer. Chris is his student. Kat enjoys this fic probably way more than she should. Nnggaaaah, such a guilty pleasure fic but oh god
, could not put it down. Hot. Hot hot hot.
hit it hard enough and even skin will tear, Bandom, Patrick/Pete
. One of my all time d/s favourites for this pairing. Filthy in the best of ways.Nightingale (And Not the Lark)
, Bandom, Patrick/Pete
, background Brendon/Ryan and Jon/Spencer. CSI AU. There is something both very unnerving and yet beautiful about the way the author writes Pete and Patrick here. I was equal amounts fascinated and uncomfortable, and not sure whether to be relieved or disappointed when the fic didn't go to the dark place I was fully expecting it to end up in. Overheard ("Less Talk, More Rock"), Bandom, Patrick/Pete,
some others. Omg how have I not recced this before? This 35,000 words of dirty talk
and it never gets boring, not once. Pete tells the world that Patrick has no game. Pete, it turns out, is very, very
wrong. Unf unf unffffff.
Put Down Your Weapons, Bandom, Patrick/Pete.
Patrick stops talking, because it's just easier like that. Lovely.Chiaroscuro, Bandom, Patrick/Pete.
Art school AU. Utterly delightful. Pete is an idiot but he gets the clue eventually. Loved the photography details and cameos of everyone.
Walk The Line, Bandom, Spencer/Ryan.
Oh the the other BFF pairing of my heart. Boys feeling their way from 'experimenting with a friend' to 'boyfriends'. Slow and gorgeous.this year’s love, Bandom, Spencer/Ryan.
Mmmm ust. Plays beautifully for that 'suddenly seeing someone in a new light' cliche that I'm very fond of. Also, Spencer is devious.planes mistaken for stars, Bandom, Brendon/Shane.
Achy and realistic. Sometimes wanting to be with someone isn't enough.Conversational Japanese, Plus Frogs, Torchwood, Jack/Ianto,
but really this is about the friendship between Ianto and Tosh. Absolutely delightful, great character study of both Ianto and Tosh, funny and touching in equal measure.
The Assist, Torchwood, Rhys/Ianto/Gwen.
Author summarises this as: "Three adorable Welsh people have sex." which is exactly what happens. And 'lo it is indeed adorable and hot.Eight Crazy Pilots Serenity Didn't Keep
, Multi (Firefly, Farscape, SGA, SG1, Star Wars, BSG).
Title says it all. Funny, heartbreaking and absolutely brilliant.Ten Song Drabbles
, Supernatural, Bandom, Stargate Universe.
I'm pretty sure the author didn't bother pimping these anywhere *glares at her*, which is a crying shame as they are all excellent and well worth checking out.Vids:Rock Star
, (download link
) NCIS, ensemble.
Rock on, the NCIS team! I've grown unexpectedly fond of this show and the vid is just relentless and action-packed. Rabbit Hearted Girl, Supernatural, the Harvelle women.
Strength, sacrifice, love. All the meta you ever wanted about how the show treated Ellen and Jo, in a 4 minute video that will make you bawl your eyes out.
Ki- ki- kiss me, Supernatural, Castiel/Dean
. I'm fairly neutral about this pairing, but I can really get behind by the 'teetering on violent' tension this vid creates. Hot.This is the Picture, Whedonverse multi.
Very, very clever vid. Works better if you're familiar with most of source material as the parallels are pulled forth and laid bare. Harrowing and human.Alone, Merlin, Arthur/Merlin.
Arthur has ~feelings~ that can only be expressed through an 80's power ballad. Genius. I laughed so hard I almost peed myself, for reals. Bonus points for the best use of the slash-dragon ever.
, Merlin, Morgana character study
(from before she got a personality transplant). Gorgeous, the song choice is just perfect. I want this Morgana full of ambiguity, not the one the show insists on giving me.Brickhouse
, (Link goes to vidder's homepage as requested, go to vids, scroll down to miscellaneous fandoms), Multi-source, Gina Torres
. A worthy tribute of a smoking hot lady. Unf.Black Velvet
, Glee, Kurt.
Inspired song choice. Also, I love Kurt, I really do, and this brings all the sublime tragedy to the fore.
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