alicambs: (writing man)
2016-08-28 12:10 pm
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[sticky entry] Sticky: Fan Fiction Recommendation Journal

This is a fan fiction recommendation journal. New recs will be posted individually and added to the themed recommendation lists.
This journal is mirrored on LJ here

At present the fandoms include:
The Professionals (very occasionally updated)
Nearly all Bodie/Doyle with an occasional gen story
Also there is The Professionals Information and Resources listing
Tag pros rec will give you the latest recs.

Stargate SG-1 (no longer updated)
A mix of slash (mainly Jack/Daniel), Gen team and occasional het pairings such as Daniel/Sha're or Daniel/Vala.

The X-Files (seldom updated)
Mainly Mulder/Krycek with a few Mulder-focused gen or other.
Tag x-files rec will give you the latest recs.

Heroes (no longer updated)
Nearly all Mohinder/Sylar (Mylar)

Ultraviolet (TV) (no longer updated, I don't think anything further has been written for it, sadly :-()
Anything and everything I could find of this small fandom, both fan fiction and resources. Ultraviolet (the TV show) was an amazing 6 hours of TV. The most intriguing take on modern day Vampires I've seen.

Sherlock Part 1  Part 2
Both John/Sherlock slash and friendship fics with an occasional appearance of some that fit neither description, because I can. :-)
Tag sherlock rec will give you the latest recs.

The Hobbit (2012)
Slash and gen/friendship. These will be very Bilbo, often with Thorin, focused but not exclusively as I like all the characters.
Tag the hobbit rec will give you the latest recs

Merlin
I've fallen for some glorious AU Merlin stories (Merlin/Arthur) and here are my favourites.
Tag merlin rec will give you the latest recs

The Chronicles of Narnia
Anything that grabs my interest. :-)
Tag narnia rec will give you the latest recs

Dr Who
Anything that grabs my interests, but likely to be centred on the Doctors from 2005 onwards.
Tag Dr Who rec will give you the latest recs

Original Fic
From time to time I read non fandom, original fiction. These are the ones I've loved. No list at present.
Tag orginal fic rec will give you the latest recs,


alicambs: (Sherlock)
2017-09-03 05:10 pm

Evidence of Human Life by thesardine

Evidence of Human Life by thesardine Sherlock's sanity deteriorates while he and John are stranded on a deserted island. A fascinating description of Sherlock's mind being unable to cope with with the utter isolation and how John helps to keep him, just about, from going insane.
alicambs: (Sherlock)
2017-09-03 05:02 pm

Northwest Passage by Kryptaria

Northwest Passage by Kryptaria Seven years ago, Captain John Watson of the Canadian Forces Medical Service withdrew from society, seeking a simple, isolated life in the distant northern wilderness of Canada. Though he survives from one day to the next, he doesn't truly live until someone from his dark past calls in a favor and turns his world upside-down with the introduction of Sherlock Holmes. I went to recommend this elsewhere and discovered that I hadn't added to the rec list! It's an excellent read and a great character study of both men. In fact Alicat's review, quoted under the summary on A03, sums it up beautifully - "The essentials of their relationship distilled through solitude."

alicambs: (Sherlock)
2017-08-24 08:25 am

You Have 487 New Messages (Or, In Which Sherlock Holmes Starts a Grouptext) by JenTheSweetie

You Have 487 New Messages (Or In Which Sherlock Holmes Starts A Grouptext by JenTheSweetie MH: Please remove me from this thread.This was one of those fics that leaves you grinning with delight and wishing that it hadn't just ended.

alicambs: (Tardis)
2017-08-15 05:35 pm

Mrs and Mr Pond by TardisIsTheOnlyWayToTravel

Mrs and Mr Pond by TardisIsTheOnlyWayToTravel Agent Coulson and a couple of the Avengers are sent to pick up a pair of civilians to act as consultants in a matter SHIELD is currently investigating. Things don't go exactly as they expect. A delightful commentfic. I love Amy and Rory and they are so matter of fact and wonderful here.
alicambs: (Sherlock)
2017-08-15 05:32 pm

The Letter in the Wall by maskedfangirl.

The Letter in the Wall by maskedfangirl. When the contractors open the bathroom wall, there's a package wedged between the pipes, addressed to Mrs. Hudson and dated 1888. The letter within reads as follows... I remember being very impressed with this the first time I read it, it's a very clever crossover with Dr Who canon/mythology.
alicambs: (Sherlock)
2017-08-15 04:28 pm

Lead me to the Truth by lavellington

Lead me to the truth by Lavellington John didn’t mind following two steps behind: two steps behind Sherlock was still miles ahead of everyone else. I'd describe this as a quiet, reflective and delightful story with great characterisation of John, a very different take on Harry and some wonderful humour, try this sentence for size. Since he had met Sherlock, John had come to a lot of startling realisations about his flatmate and himself. These realisations ranged from “This man is completely insane,” and “He’s right- I need the danger,” to “I will never have a girlfriend again,” and “The skull is in the bread bin.”
alicambs: (Sherlock)
2017-08-13 04:00 pm

The Madness of Angels by ayalesca

The Madness of Angels by ayalesca  Urban fantasy AU. In which John Watson is a war sorcerer recently invalided home from Afghanistan. In London he meets Sherlock Holmes, the world’s most irritating urban sorcerer and only consulting detective. There, John finds himself and Sherlock suddenly under attack by a mysterious and malevolent power—and drawn into a mystery that may tear London apart. A fusion with the Matthew Swift series by Kate Griffin, but no prior knowledge is needed. I read this some years back and had a sudden desire to read it again. A03 have it under deleted works and this link is via the wayback archive, a reminder, if needed, that once posted works tend to take on a life of their own! I very much enjoyed it, it's well written and absolutely fascinating.
alicambs: (Default)
2017-07-21 05:42 pm

The Gallactic Miscellany by Rheanna

I was sorting out my bookmarks, a long, arduous job I keep being distracted from, and came across this -

The Gallactic Miscellany
by Rheanna The Galactic Miscellany; or, How Arthur Dent Learned to Stop Worrying and Love His Towel. With footnotes. Very funny and captures the spirit of Douglas Adam's HHGTTG perfectly.


alicambs: (Tardis)
2017-07-19 09:33 am

Thirteenth doctor reveal drabbles

Two shorts, drabbles really, in response to the news that Jodie Whittaker is the 13th Doctor. Both made me laugh and both, I have only just realised as I read them in different archives, are by the same author!

Locks and Revelations
(or on AO3) by nostalgia Twelve and Bill are locked in a cell. Things are said, sexualities are discussed, and some things just can't be unheard.

The Future Is All Girl (or on A Teaspoon and an Open Mind) by nostalgia The Doctor meets his future self and River has ideas.

alicambs: (Tardis)
2017-07-16 04:02 pm

Like an Onion Inside Out (The Doctor the Queen and the TARDIS remix) by spiralleds

Like an Onion Inside Out (The Doctor the Queen and the TARDIS remix) by Spiralleds Sometimes endings are just the beginning. This is a remix of Falls the Shadow by be_themoon. A very enjoyable read and a satisfying ending for Susan. I was a bit puzzled about the characterisation of the Doctor until I realised this was written in 2009! However I rather enjoyed her 13th Doctor, even if he is male (the 13th Doctor is female... yey 😀😀😀).
alicambs: (Tardis)
2017-07-08 04:42 pm

Hanging on in a Hurricane by Lloydsglasses

Hanging on in a Hurricane by Lloydsglasses “What you said the other day,” says the Doctor. “About not wanting to live if you can’t be you.” “Yeah?” “I think… I think I’m starting to feel like that too.” The ending of series 10 was superb and also very emotional.  I came upon this drabble when searching for some Bill focused stories and it made me cry, it was perfect. I'm going to miss Bill and the Twelfth Doctor very, very much. This is the last in the author's Series 10 Fics and Drabbles and the others are worth a read as well.
alicambs: (Sherlock)
2017-07-02 05:27 pm

Galatea by one_windiga

Galatea by one_windiga "The package arrived late on a Monday morning, tall and heavy and worn-wrinkled beige. It had import stamps from ports of call that Mrs. Hudson’s never even heard of, but since Sherlock was off running around London, she didn’t make a point of it." John is a doll that Sherlock orders from a company online. I've read this a number of times yet failed to rec it before, this is a fascinating, strange yet decidedly uplifting read.

alicambs: (Sherlock)
2017-05-31 08:16 am

Mental by Boeshane42

Mental by Boeshane42 Sherlock Holmes is a patient in a closed psychiatric ward. John Watson is his new psychiatrist. A thoroughly fascinating and clever AU first meeting that blends seamlessly with canon. The characterisations are excellent, plus we have a BAMF! John. :-) My favourite line has to be... John mentally crosses out 'autism' and 'antisocial disorder' from the area of his mind reserved for figuring Sherlock out and replaces them with a big 'twat' in flashing letters.
alicambs: (Tardis)
2017-05-26 09:28 am

Turkish Delight on a moonlit night by areyoumarrieddriver

Turkish Delight on a moonlit night by areyoumarrieddriver “But that's not possible. She was sealed into the Seventh Obelisk. I was at the Prayer Meeting. Well no, I get that it's important. An Egyptian goddess loose on the Orient Express. In space.” River, Eleventh doctor and the 'honeymooning' Ponds, oh and Spoilers of course. A delightful adventure with River in full on teasing mode and the doctor both enchanted and frustrated by her.
alicambs: (Narani)
2017-05-24 05:41 pm

We need to talk about Susan Pevensie by dirgewithoutmusic

We need to talk about Susan Pevensie by dirgewithoutmusic or here A lion told her to walk away, and she did. He forbade her magic, he forbade her her own kingdom, so she made her own.Susan Pevensie did not lose faith. She found it. A short, sharp and enjoyable piece that empowers Susan rather than, as I see it, degrades and devalues her as the books appear to do. Although I accept that a perception of Susan's 'fate' is coloured by your attitude towards the heavy Christian symbolism of the books. I did read Neil Gaiman's short The Problem of Susan, and while interesting I found the ending quite disturbing and much prefer this story which is part of a series.
alicambs: (Default)
2017-05-22 09:39 pm

A flight of Fantasy by Anastigmat

A Flight of Fantasy by Anastigmat A stolen Calormene schematic leads to high adventure. In which 'the Most Evil and Scheming Queens', Lady Aramis and a Calormene engineer employ the Guild to build a flying machine, set the Twin Terrors and a camel on the injured (and idiotic) Peter, rescue Edmund, and generally enjoy themselves. Very funny and clever.
alicambs: (Narani)
2017-05-21 05:52 pm

The Carpetbaggers by cofax

The Carpetbaggers by cofax The day after Aslan left, taking the magic with him, just about everyone else left, too. After the coronation festivities, the real work begins. During/post "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe". This is less the Golden Age and very much more a stark, realistic and practical introduction to Narnia and what it means to rule a country that has been governed through fear and treachery for over a 100 years. So no romping with the Dryads here, but highly practical lessons in diplomacy, politics, strategics, developing allies, fighting... The story does not skate over some of the terrible things that took place and can sometimes be bleak and harsh yet is still a wonderful tale with heroes and villains, great OC's as well as those we know already such as Mr Tumnus plus excellent character development for all the Pevensies.
alicambs: (Narani)
2017-05-18 09:46 am

Breaking the Borders

Breaking the Borders by Anastigmat Bad magic goes wild after the White Witch's death. In an effort to reunite Narnia with the rest of the world, its young monarchs encounter strange allies, mysterious foes, and uncover Narnia's forgotten history. Golden Age fic. Sadly unfinished, but the end of the last chapter (there are 24) is a kind of completion in its self. A clever, fascinating story that develops the world of Narnia and show cases the 4 children/monarchs along with some of their subjects beautifully. The end notes are worth reading and if you're wondering why the author keeps referring to Jack, I certainly did, Jack was CS Lewis' nickname.
alicambs: (Sherlock)
2017-05-17 08:44 am

The Magic of Deduction by writingispurdy

The Magic of Deduction by writingispurdy John Watson spends seven years at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he meets the boy who will become the greatest man he'll ever know. A wonderful mixture of the Harry Potter world with the Sherlock characters predominant. Sherlock and John are very much in character and Sherlock canon is cleverly woven into the stories. A delightful read.
alicambs: (Sherlock)
2017-05-16 02:14 pm

The Case of the Unwelcome Owl by FayJAy

The Case of the Unwelcome Owl by FayJay "So," said John, feeling out of his depth once again. "An owl." It was the same mild, politely curious tone of voice with which he had previously found himself uttering such things as: "So – three bags of frozen AB negative," and "So – a selection of human ears." "Goodness, John, with deductive prowess like that you'll soon be putting me in the shade," Sherlock said tartly. "Can't sneak anything past you, can we?" The dialogue is fantastic, the snark off the scale and John's conversation with Luna is to die for. Brilliant.