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For those of you who read Star Trek fic and think, piteously, "Good, but needs MOAR SPOCK" (yes, [personal profile] thefourthvine, dearie, I am thinking of you), may I recommend you click over to read the novel-length Don't Stop Believing by [personal profile] kianspo? (Link to Master Post for the story.)

Things you need to know first!

1. It's the story o' Spock, pre-, during and post-canon, and the people who fall in love with him (or, in the case of T'Pring, are blind, blind, blind). Features some excellent Spock/Pike and Spock/Uhura, is currently kind of pre Kirk/Spock. None of this seems forced! And the Spock/Pike parts are kind of heart-breaking, because who doesn't adore Christopher Pike? Also, this summary doesn't do it justice.

2. It's a WiP, but it's already pretty long, and a) it's well-crafted and b) it doesn't seem to be losing steam.

3. Warnings apply. Please read them. (The only bit I found actually warning-worthy was section 1.1 where, in a class for command-track students, Pike shows them a video of what can happen if you're taken prisoner. The description of the interrogation is extremely unpleasant. But it's over quick! Helpful tip: if you don't want to read it, click over to 1.1 and scroll halfway down the page and the uncomfortable part will be over.)

It is an extremely satisfying story. Has just the right amount of Spock -- that is to say, you couldn't cram in more Spock if you tried.

Okay, maybe there could be more appearances by old!Spock, but then I might expire of Spock-satiation.
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Yay, recommendations!

I don't often get to recommend original work, but I really adored [personal profile] hetrez's fairytale story Outside The Sky Waits Beckoning, Beckoning which is very Le Petit Prince. It's short. Read now, or save it for a gloomy day when you're tired of being a grown-up.

Recs: Due South fanwork )

Rec: Merlin Fanwork )

Rec: Supernatural Fanwork )

Recs: Trek Fanwork )

Recs: White Collar fanwork )

Awesome! Done before 9PM! This deserves some cookies.
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Guys, I don't want to wait until Sunday to recommend you all go right now and read [personal profile] lazulisong's new story, Graduate Vulcan For Fun And Profit, a Star Trek Big Bang 2009 entry. Features sekrit!language-nerd!Jim, the person who cared for him after Tarsus IV and who later became his Vulcan language prof, and also Bones, Spock & Uhura. Starts before the film, ends after it.

I can't adequately sum it up. Let me just say that it made my heart grow three sizes today and I'm sitting here feeling joyful.
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Four things!

First, [profile] mamoru22 made this Merlin-As-Princess-Bride vid ( found via [personal profile] mklutz, whose links & recs today were, as usual, awesome):

Merlin - The Princess Bride from mamoru22 on Vimeo.

Second, although it's already been recc'd up down and all around town, the Star Trek reboot fic So Wise We Grow by [profile] captanddeaster is wonderful. Spock receives word that his son survived the destruction of Vulcan. Spock knows he doesn't have a son. [PLEASE NOTE: This isn't for you if discussion (oblique, but certainly text, not subtext) of Kirk's past experience as an abused child will make you uncomfortable or unwell.] (Kirk/Spock, NC-17, kid!fic, novel-length)

Third, Sue ([personal profile] 30toseoul) has been posting excellent compilations of her favourite [community profile] fandomsecrets contributions. Her journal is flocked, but she friends back most everyone. You can see her fandomsecrets compilations here: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven.

And lastly -- in case you missed the fandom wank of the week -- there was, briefly, an lj comm devoted to kink-free fic: [profile] kinkfreezone. explanations, recs, kink-free-bingo )

IN SUM: being in fandom is never ever boring. Also, Merlin is pretty and one of the scriptwriters needs to make him say "as you wish" SOON.
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You'd think, given the size of my rec lists recently, that I wasn't spending any time online. Oh ho, that would be, um, not true.

Like last week, since I don't have all that much stuff to tell you about, I'm not cutting.

Due South
You know, I love [community profile] crack_van. It's entirely responsible for my growing obsession with Due South, and it's provided acres of awesome fanwork recommendations. For example, this week the driver suggested one of Spuffyduds' stories, Wink, which was pretty good, but then when I went to see what else she had written I found Saturday Clothes, which is just the most perfect first-time, Kowalski-voiced story of all time. And which has Ben & Ray wearing nearly-worn-out jeans in a ridiculous attempt to seduce each other! It is happiness in a mountie hat, my friends. Go read it. (Fraser/Kowalski, NC-17, favourite)

[profile] giandukiss vidded One Foot Boy, which is an Arthur/Merlin vid of utter perfection. Utter.

[personal profile] jaxon_knight's story In The Stars was a gorgeous surprise this week. It's an earthside AU, where Daniel gave up on academia after that (pre-canon) disastrous lecture about the pyramids and aliens, and ended up instead in Amsterdam, working as a prostitute, and raising his cousin's kids. Jack finds his way to the Red Light District tailing a suspect, and worlds collide. I know all those elements sound insane together, but I promise that this is a great, great story, plausible, well-plotted and full of achingly beautiful sex. Seriously. Think [personal profile] paian's ease with bodily tenderness -- this is the same feel. (Jack/Daniel, NC-17)

Star Trek
[profile] canis_takahari got inspired by Texts From Last Night and wrote Transferral, or Five texts that Jim sent Bones (and one that Bones sent back). (Kirk/McCoy, R)

[profile] fledmusic had a moment of mad genius and wrote Twitterpated, where Castiel starts using Twitter, because of the convenience. Delicious, delicious crack.

[personal profile] longsufferingly (also known as [personal profile] chash) wrote Constructive Criticism, where Castiel is dating, um, Sweets. I don't know. It just works, okay? (Bones/SPN crossover, R-ish)

C'est tout for this week!
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This isn't very long, so I'm not going to cut.

Fandom Resources
Some awesome person has put together a blog of all the songs used on the show Glee, including audio files to listen to online and links to buy the songs on iTunes, if you so desire. I admit to playing Matthew Morrison's cover of "The Thong Song," um, let's just say "more than once".

Recs: Star Trek & Star Trek RPS
So, first you need to go watch Fist/Kiss, by [profile] bendtothesun (an unbelievably hot Spock/Kirk vid, about how they, um, like to hit each other). Then, when you've got the visual of bruised, bloody and yet ungodly smokin' hot Chris Pine firmly in your mind's eye, you need to go read [personal profile] waketosleep's story, A Kiss With A Fist Is Better Than None, inspired by the vid. (I'd rate the vid R, and the story NC-17.)

You can thank me later. :-)

I admit, the premise of [personal profile] the_deep_magic's story, You Had Me At Pon Farr, where Zach (that's right, I said Zach) gets Pon Farr, is slightly ridiculous. But seriously, who cares. Zach Quinto, hit with Pon Farr, in need of sexytimes assistance by Chris Pine -- is there anything about that description that seems like you wouldn't read through anyway? (Pine/Quinto, NC-17, PWP)

Recs: Merlin RPS
[profile] franticsga's Lucky Knickers Will Get You Everywhere features an inexperienced and fixated Bradley James who can't stop thinking about Colin and what Colin could be doing with his mouth. I'm pretty sure that's the best formula for Merlin RPS ever invented.

[personal profile] onelittlesleep did fandom a favour and compiled all of Bradley James' dorky moments into one vid. Glorious.

Recs: Stargate (SGA & SG1)
[personal profile] eponymous_rose put together a giant SG-1 picspam of hugs, done season by season. I notice that many of the captions center on the theme "Daniel Jackson has had a bad day". It's true, that's a major Stargate motif - and it's probably there as fanservice, because hey, wouldn't you hug Michael Shanks every time he looked slightly woebegone?

[personal profile] princessofgeeks had a fandom hivemind moment and wrote the absolutely delicious harlequinesque fic You Never Get A Second Chance To Make A First Impression, in which Daniel is a wealthy relic-hunter Indiana Jones kinda guy (I think?) and Jack's undercover as his pool guy (Jack/Daniel, NC-17, favourite). I say "fandom hivemind moment" because she was inspired by [profile] kuonjil4's Satisfaction Guarantee, and didn't realize it 'till later. I think they're great together - [personal profile] princessofgeeks story acts as a natural (sexy) sequel, and I love the trope. Read [profile] kuonjil4's story first!

[personal profile] pir8fancier wrote a SGA epic the way that SGA epics used to be written, back when the fandom was new and shiny and we were all in love. Her Damned If You Do And Damned If You Don't is an absolutely fabulous post-canon story, where Atlantis is in San Fran bay, and Rodney's on vacation with Jennifer... when he realizes that something is extremely wrong. Link to part one of four - story is complete. (McKay/Sheppard, NC-17, action!)

So, Jason Momoa. You know him, right? Here are some pictures, if you've forgotten. Now, with that in mind, go read this. It's a scene from the novel "A Game Of Thrones," which is going to be made into a miniseries. Jason's been cast as Khal Drogo, which means he's going to be doing this scene. Naked. God bless the casting director responsible.

Time for some Mythbusters!
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Dudes! I am back, and I bring recommended reads of the fanfiction variety! I don't have a million of them this time, because I am trying to scale back the amount of time I spend on the internets, and also because I haven't tackled the Merlin Big Bang offerings yet. But there is still good stuff under the cuts!

Recs: Firefly/Ironman, Star Trek Reboot & Star Trek RPF )

Links: Trek-related stuff )


Jul. 29th, 2009 01:13 am
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The Kirk-in-a-skirt threesome story you didn't know you wanted: [personal profile] frostfire's Listening To Hear Where You Are (Kirk/Spock/Uhura, NC-17 liek whoa, crossdressing)
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I have non-Star Trek recommendations this week! Weird, huh?

Three things before the cut!

One, I was excited to discover that there's a Supernatural Kink Meme! (And unlike the Star Trek one, the 'kink' in the title still seems to fit the stories which are being posted. Ha. Let's see how long that lasts.) I am also pleased to see that they, too, are using Delicious to bookmark filled prompts, which makes it easy to find stuff fast.

Two, if you read nothing else this week, go read Jungle Kitty's Kirk and Spock Go Ice Fishing (or If My Aunt From Minnesota Wrote Fanfic). Star Trek TOS, and the funniest thing I have read all year. Seriously.

Three, since it doesn't fit in any of the categories below & I forgot to put it in with this week's Links set, Topless Robot posted a list of the 10 awesomest things Leonard Nimoy has done that aren't Star Trek. Nimoy, I heart you.

Recs: American Idol, Criminal Minds, DC-verse, Merlin, SG-1, Supernatural, Torchwood )

Recs: Star Trek: Reboot & Star Trek RPF )

Fandom, you were rocking this week! Good work!
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Dear anonymous person who wrote Jim Can Has Cheezburger,


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So, here's the thing - there is a lot of Star Trek fanfiction online right now! It is kind of overwhelming! Every night, when I double-check my delicious network bookmarks, there are almost a thousand new links.

It's like being at Starbucks and being overwhelmed with choices. It means I don't bookmark enough, because I am too busy reading everything and feeling like I am falling woefully behind.

So my recommendations are light on the ground this week, but this does not mean that there aren't five million new STXI fics to read. If you are feeling the opposite of what I am feeling -- that is, if you aren't getting enough -- go check the delicious feeds forthe Star Trek XI Kink Meme, and the Trek RPF Kink Meme. The mods for those lj comms have been using Delicious to bookmark the filled prompts, which is both smart and efficient... and contributing significantly to my sense of being overwhelmed. But in a good way! I am overwhelmed by awesome!

Anyway, I have decided to try something new with this week's fiction recommendations. I am grouping things by theme! because all of a sudden there's been this slew of kind of fantastic stories with het pairings where Bones is all about, um, taking care of the ladies, and I adore them all. And other unexpected themes have cropped up, too, in my reading of millions of stories.

First theme is Stories in Which Bones Likes The Ladies )

Second theme is things which are hilarious )

Third and last theme is sometimes I like some angst in my sandwich! )

Coming up: picspam. Because my google reader bookmarks are now five zillion "oooo, Chris Pine is pretty" pictures, and they need to go somewhere else.
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Three-quarters of the stuff I bookmarked in my RSS feed this week looks something like this:

... which you might want to consider as fair warning that my brain's still all Trek, all the time, and this rec list will probably reflect that.

(Psst - that photo's from the FaceBook page for Small Town Saturday Night, which seems to be a new CPine movie.)

Rec: Fannish Vids )

Recs: Gen team!fic/ crack/ misc )

Recs: Kirk-centric )

Recs: Kirk/McCoy )

Recs: Kirk/Spock )

Recs: Reboot RPS )

Links: Trek-related stuff )

Non-Trek Stuff
Just one non-Trek rec: in the Merlin fandom, [personal profile] bitter_crimson wrote Clyster Fuck, which you are going to have to read to believe. No, seriously, you won't believe that it can possibly be good when I tell you that it's about Arthur needing Merlin to give him an enema. I know that sounds bizarre and crazy and kind of gross. But. It's. Amazing. The thing Arthur needs is terribly embarrassing to both of them and they're trying to be fine with it and nonchalant and it's not working and they've never touched each other before and Arthur's getting uncomfortably turned on and Merlin's trying to be gentle and just. NNGGH. Wow.
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[personal profile] waketosleep has written the most beautiful, beautiful story about Spock & Jim when they were children, and what comforted them, and what was allowed. Seriously lovely. You'll get a little verklempt. The Translucent Alabaster Of Our Memories, gen.
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I won't lie, there's a lot of RPF in this one.

Recs: Vids )

Recs: Gen, Team!fic and Misc )

Rec: Gaila-centric )

Recs: Kirk/McCoy )

Recs: Kirk/Spock )

Rec: Kirk/Sulu/Chekhov )

Rec: McCoy-centric )

Recs: Spock/Uhura )

Recs: Reboot RPS )

Links: Trek-related stuff )

Non-Trek Stuff
Rec: Bones )

Rec: Firefly )

Recs: SPN )

Rec: SG1 )

Recs: SGA )

Rec: Torchwood )

(Okay, [staff profile] denise? I am SO GRATEFUL for DW's autosave function. I'd just finished proofing a preview of this when I accidentally closed the posting window. My source code dump would've been hell to figure out. So, yes, thumbs up you and your coders.)
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I keep thinking I should apologize that Star Trek has eaten my brain, but I get the feeling all of us here are opening our skulls and handing over the grey matter without blinking or having any second thoughts at all.

Recs are sparse on the ground this week, people. Weddings cut into my net time.

All Star Trek, No Waiting
Rec: Gen team!fic and misc )

Recs: Kirk/Spock )

Rec: Kirk/Spock/Uhura )

Rec: Spock-centric )

Recs: Star Trek RPF )
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Y'all should go now and read [personal profile] zarathuse's Delta Delta Vega, in which Jim starts a frat.

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Dear Star Trek, My other fandoms have started to complain that I'm not spending enough time with them. Possibly they have a point. Maybe tomorrow next week in a month we can come up for air and talk about that? Love, Rachel

All Star Trek, No Waiting
Rec: Vid )

Recs: Gen team!fic and misc )

Recs: Spock/Uhura )

Recs: Kirk-centric )

Recs: Kirk/McCoy )

Recs: Kirk/Spock )

Recs: Kirk/Spock/Uhura )

Rec: Kirk/Sulu )

Rec: Kirk/Uhura )

Recs: McCoy-centric )

Recs: Reboot RPS )

Links: Trek-related stuff )

Non-Trek Stuff
Recs: American Idol )

In the Stargate universe, [personal profile] scifi_tv_addict made Open Your Eyes, an unbelievably gorgeous AU John/Vala vid. Seriously, even if they aren't your thing and you never imagined that ship, go watch this for the freaking beautiful editing job.

This fan-made Green Lantern trailer, starring Nathan Fillion, blew my mind!

(I noticed, while prepping this, that my "drunkeness" tag on delicious is getting quite the workout. Thanks, Jim Kirk!)
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Star Trek owns me this week. I hope you don't mind terribly!

(all recs are Reboot 'verse, except for one, which is marked)

Two gen recs, both from the same author: [profile] _seven_crows wrote Search And Rescue, an awesome no-pairing (well, Kirk/Spock if you squint) team!fic adventure story where Jim's been kidnapped (and beaten up, and chained) and Spock & McCoy must rescue him.

She also wrote the fantastic Murphy's Law of Jim Kirk Diplomacy, where Kirk, Spock & McCoy are stranded in a malfunctioning shuttle.

Recs: Jim Kirk-Centric )

Recs: Kirk/McCoy )

Recs: Kirk/Spock )

Recs: Kirk/Spock/Uhura )

Rec: Kirk/Sulu )

Recs: Leonard McCoy-centric )

Recs: Nyota Uhura-centric )

Rec: Spock-Centric )

Recs: Spock/Uhura )

Everything Else
In Bones fandom, [personal profile] daygloparker wrote From the Greek Paradeigma, Meaning "Example", which is hands-down my favourite Bones-decides-to-have-a-baby fic, ever. SO GOOD. Everyone's voices are spot-on, and Sweets made me laugh 'till I snorted coffee out my nose.

In the woefully-neglected Ironman fandom, [personal profile] awanderingbard wrote Firefighter, about how Pepper got the job. SO GREAT. (Pepper Potts, gen)

Recs: Merlin )

Recs: SGA )

I so totally need a Kirk/McCoy icon, and a Spock/Uhura one.
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The "Star Trek Has Eaten My Brain" edition. I find ST:TOS fandom significantly more palatable when I can imagine Chris Pine instead of Shatner. Sorry Bill! The mystery left shortly after I read your bio and learned about the scene where Koko the Gorilla had you by the balls.

Rec: Merlin )

Rec: SGA )

Recs: New Trek )

Recs: ST:TOS )

All I want to do is read more NewTrek fic. Anyone want to suggest people to follow or comms to read?


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