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I just inhaled the first two seasons of Broadchurch and loved David Tennant playing against type as an obnoxious but heroic S1 Housian character (with what I assume is his native Scottish accent). I see that there's quite a lot of fanfiction out there, but is any of it good?
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Since I can't buy any new books (ha ha), and I am currently rewatching Sherlock BBC, I am asking for everyone's favorite (or the fandom's most celebrated) Sherlock fics. I adore wordstrings' work and have been going through her bookmarks, but I'm sure there's a lot more good stuff out there. And as you probably already know, I'm not picky about pairings or squicked by character death or anything like that - the most important thing is that the fic be really well-written and in-character. Recs for specific fics or authors, or links to rec sites, would be greatly appreciated!

Fic meme!

Jan. 28th, 2013 10:26 am
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Ganked this from [livejournal.com profile] footballslash. It's supposed to reflect football slash fics written this year, but I'm a gonna list fics I wrote in any fandom, any year, and you should feel free to do the same.

The meme... )
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Just wanted to mention that I've been driving the [livejournal.com profile] crack_van for football rpf this month; my recs (and lots of others) can be found here.
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Reposted from [livejournal.com profile] crack_van
We are running low of volunteers in a number of fandoms. If you want to drive, sign up here!
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For those of you who would like to follow my House recs on [livejournal.com profile] crack_van, here's the link for you to bookmark.

Another option is to join the community and then go to "Manage Friends" under "Other Friends Tools" and select the tag for House. (That's assuming you don't want fic updates on Starsky and Hutch, Bandom, or The Professionals... but who am I to judge?)
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I just watched Bad Influence with Rob Lowe and James Spader.

First thought: Damn, Rob Lowe is hot when he's evil.

Second thought: Surely there is a good House/Wilson fic out there with a similar plot. )
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Finishing up my month of The X-Files recs with a Friday Night Drive-in crossover fanvid. It's been fun, folks!

Vidder: KatrinDepp
Musical artist: Groove addicts - The beast at our door
Pairing: Ensemble
Vidder on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] katrindepp
Vidder's website: KatrinDepp on YouTube
Why this vid kicks ass:
The House MD episode "Cane and Able" had all the hallmarks of an X-Files episode minus Mulder and Scully, so it was only natural for someone to create a crossover vid. And since KatrinDepp made it, it's practically seamless and really cool.

Resist or Serve - streaming on YouTube
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Fandom: THE X-FILES
Pairing: Mulder/Scully
Length: ~1700 words
Warning: Character death

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] jennyo
Author Website: Jennifer-Oksana's

Why this must be read:
The canonical character of Fox Mulder skirts the edge of sanity for much of the series, and one favorite fanfiction trope is the last push that finally sends him over. Jennifer-Oksana in particular is an accomplished explorer of madness, and it was a tough choice between her Hitchcock crossover Dress-Up Doll and this piece, but Before I Forget Blue has received recognition as a "dark" fic to be reckoned with. What I like the most about it is the way that it deftly leads the reader through mounting horror as we, but not Mulder, come to understand what has gone down.

Before I Forget Blue
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Fandom: THE X-FILES
Pairing: Mulder/Scully
Length: Part 1: 36,000 words; series: 272,000 words
Warnings: Graphic depictions of violence for series; rape/non-con in Part 2

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] mustangsally78 and [livejournal.com profile] rivkat
Author Website: rivkat's page on An Archive of Our Own

Why this must be read: This epic series is epic, and a classic in the fandom. It's also highly controversial for its explicit violence, its uncompromising characterization of Scully, and its dark depiction of the Mulder/Scully relationship. So it's perfect for [livejournal.com profile] crack_van - so much so that I could not believe it hadn't been recommended here already. What's it about? Briefly, it was conceived in feminist rage over the violations of Scully's reproductive rights in the series, it's about Scully and Mulder's investigations into genetic experiments performed over decades by the Consortium, and the first part is named for an island mentioned in the Greek tragedy Medea... which should probably serve as a warning in itself.

Excerpt )


The Iolokus Series
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Fandom: THE X-FILES
Pairing: Mulder/Scully
Length: ~3500 words

Author on LJ: Unknown
Author Website: Author's Page on Gossamer

Why this must be read:

Frohike accidentally plays Cyrano de Bergerac. MSR ensues.

Back in the day, this story was highlighted by many authors as their favorite humor fic of all time. It won the 1996 Spooky for Best Humor Story (and Second Place for Best Presentation of a Recurring Character).

And after you've read this, check out all of MP's other award-winning stories. (That didn't really count as multiple recs, did it?)

A Hacker's Tale (please scroll down)
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Fandom: THE X-FILES
Pairing: Mulder/Scully friendship/UST
Length: ~5000 words
Warning: Character death. Lots of it. And how.

Author on LJ: Unknown
Author Website: Flywoman and Nascent Fanfiction (please scroll down)

Why this must be read:

Nascent was one of my first friends in the fandom, and quickly became my mutual beta, collaborator, and even roommate on Geocities. She is justly famed for her novel-length casefics, including Theory and Practice, which has already been recced here on [livejournal.com profile] crack_van. But this piece, "Lambs to the Slaughter," is the first in her Barnyard series, a hilarious mixture of philosophy, black humor, and Mulder/Scully UST, appropriately penned under the "Dark Nascent" moniker. Read it and weep. Or laugh. Whatever.

Lambs to the Slaughter
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Fandom: THE X-FILES
Pairing: Mulder/Scully
Warning: Genderswap, crack!fic
Length: ~8300 words

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] jennyo
Author Website: Jennifer-Oksana's

Why this must be read:

This is another favorite from Jenny-O, but an utterly different beast from "Drive, He Said." It's the first genderswap I ever read, written way back when the concept was still at least something of a novelty, and although the cause of their dilemma is an X-File that technically is never solved, you'll be laughing too hard to care.

Excerpt )

This Side of Paradise
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Fandom: THE X-FILES
Pairing: Mulder/Scully
Length: 1713 words

Author on LJ: Unknown
Author Website: X-Files Fanfiction

Why this must be read:

If you like dark!fic and haven't read J. C. Sun before, you're in for a treat. This author was well known for her vignettes, sharp and dazzling as shattered stained glass windows. Unlike many of her others, this one wasn't nominated for a Spooky or recommended on Sparky's Doghouse. But it's the one that continues to stick in my mind, especially a certain central, heartbreaking image that for me symbolizes everything that's wrong with the canonical Mulder/Scully relationship. (It's also the story that inspired me to contact this author out of the blue to volunteer my services as her beta.)

Glamour
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Fandom: THE X-FILES
Pairing: Scully/Skinner, Scully/Mulder UST
Length: approx. 60k words

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] notreallyjordan
Author Website: jordan's fic on Gossamer

Why this must be read:

jordan's later story Oyster has already appeared here on [livejournal.com profile] crack_van, but A Cold Angel Eye is a classic, the fic that everyone would point to when a newbie showed up on the boards looking for Sk/Sc. Appropriately, this fic was the 1998 Spooky Awards Winner for Outstanding Skinner/Scully Romance, but it is so much more than that. jordan has created a mesmerizing casefic with creepy supernatural overtones that resonates with the long-ago loss of Mulder's sister and used it to illuminate Scully's heroism as well as her complicated feelings for the two men in her life.

Excerpt )

A Cold Angel Eye (in three parts; please scroll down)
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Fandom: THE X-FILES
Pairing: Gen
Length: 1767 words

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] jennyo
Author Website: Jennifer-Oksana's

Why this must be read:

There's a surprising paucity of fic by Jennifer-Oksana here on [livejournal.com profile] crack_van, considering that she's been one of the most prolific and popular authors in several fandoms. In an attempt to rectify that, and to reveal her remarkable versatility, I'll be recommending several fics by Jenny-O this month, starting with this grim little glimpse of Dana Scully driving alone across the vast American wasteland post-Colonization.

Drive, He Said
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Note to friends: I'm driving the [livejournal.com profile] crack_van for The X-Files this month!

*hops into the van* *tosses the Garmin out the window* *rummages through the glove compartment for a battered, dog-eared copy of the Thomas Guide*

It's my first time driving the crack van, and appropriately I'm starting with my first online fandom, The X-Files. Mostly I'll be recommending old favorites from back in the day that haven't quite made it to this archive yet. Also, because I was always a fence-sitter, you can expect less straight MSR and more gen, UST, and alternative character pairings. And away we go!

Fandom: THE X-FILES
Pairing: (Author's Summary) Mulder realizes that he is in love with Scully. And Scully realizes that she is in love with ... a Marine.
Length: 7k (with notes)
Author on LJ: Unknown
Author Website: http://krycek.gossamer.org/author/11346-1.html
Why this must be read: This is one of the first fics I read in the fandom, and it's still one of my favorites. Rachel Lee Arlington is better known for her Krycek-centric stories like Rat Trap and The Rat's Tale, but in my opinion, this fic showcases her humor and hotness like nothing else. If you're a big fan of Mulder/Scully UST but not necessarily wedded to their romance, I hope that you'll give it a try. Also, the extensive beginning and ending notes are well worth your time! ;)


Excerpt )

My Baby Just Cares... For Me
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I just read a post-S7 finale House/Wilson first time fic that I really liked, posted to [livejournal.com profile] house_wilson  by a new (to me) author. It's a bit dark, but that's how I like them, especially in this context. And it's fantastic to see a talented new author in this fandom (assuming it's not actually one so old that I haven't heard of her), so if you haven't read this fic yet, please check it out and leave her some love! :)

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