Insta-Rec: Calvin and Hobbes

  • Jun. 14th, 2010 at 10:11 PM
Okay, so I was curious what other Slice-of-life fic was on AO3, and browsed the first page of that tag.

And found this perfect little gem from Calvin and Hobbes: Midnight Shift by Missy.

If you love Calvin and Hobbes, with more nuance than the strip could sometimes allow us, go read it. But take a hankie.

Heroes, Harry Potter

  • Jun. 8th, 2009 at 5:56 PM
I do a lot of recs at my journal, [personal profile] origamiflowers, and rather than replicating them here, I figured I'd just link to the posts I've made so far:

(7) Heroes Recs, all Peter/Claire

(7) Harry Potter Recs, all femslash (drawn from the recent [ profile] femmefest exchange)

(9) Multifandom Recs, all female-centric (drawn from the recent [ profile] femme_fic exchange) - Battlestar Galactica, Bones, Firefly, Stargate Atlantis, Supernatural, Veronica Mars

Fast And Furious Rec

  • Jun. 2nd, 2009 at 5:57 PM
Drive by not_from_stars over on LJ is a really good look at Letty just before Race Wars in The Fast and The Furious. Her thoughts on the entire situation just ring solidly in the fic, and feels very in-character.

Fic Rec: Doctor Who and Star Trek Crossover

  • May. 13th, 2009 at 7:55 PM
My Own Beginning; or, The Doctor Gets A(nother) Reboot by [personal profile] stellar_dust is a phenomenal time paradoxical fic that just...well, it resonates on the same band that made me fall in love with Terminator and Doctor Who to begin with.


  • May. 11th, 2009 at 2:30 PM
First season fics. For those of us mourning the early days when things were so much less complicated. Somehow.

In Reverse by [ profile] sodakey [gen; pg-13]
Besides, neither of them were big campers, and if it weren't for Sam's overly-compensating and newly discovered fussing, Dean never even would have suggested it.
Multichapter, long. In the author's own words: "After Faith, a job has the boys looking for missing hikers in Wyoming. While Sam worries it’s connected to what happened to Dean ten years ago, Dean wonders if Sam would be better off back in the world of normal." Stunning work. The characterisation is dead on, the plot intriguing, and the supporting cast of OCs believable and interesting without detracting from the Winchesters. Most importantly, the brotherly bond is played out wonderfully. Sam's frets after coming so close to losing Dean is paired against Dean's insecurities and self-sacrificing wish for Sam to be happy to create a beautiful atmosphere that is right on par with the one in the show. Lengthy, but so worth it.

Receding by [ profile] minkmix [gen; pg-13]
They'd lost their minds some said. Left whole and sound in body only to shed blood without explanation back in the lives they knew. A curse.
What seems to be a bust job turns into something much more serious when Dean's memories start to fade. Suddenly Sam is racing to work out exactly what is happening before there's nothing left of his brother to save. Tense and edgy.

Traveling by K. Hanna Korossy [gen; g]
“It’s got no tape deck,” Dean said with the kind of outrage Sam usually reserved for natural disasters and creatures that wanted to eat them. “What kind of a car doesn’t have a tape deck?”
Classic Dean and Sam banter after Phantom Traveler. In order to retrieve the Impala, a highly disgruntled Dean is required to drive a Saturn - well, that or fly again.

But For the Grace by [ profile] kroki_refur [gen; pg-13]
Sam’s number rang through to voice-mail, and Dean drew in a deep breath, ready to give the goddamn voice-mail hell. 'Hi, you’ve reached Sam Winchester. I’m probably in class or in the library. Leave a message and I’ll get back to you.'
Dean wakes up and Sam's gone. And so's the car. And all their stuff. And that's not even the worst bit. Narrated from Dean's perspective, and Refur captures his voice perfectly.


  • May. 10th, 2009 at 8:46 PM
I want to recommend one of my favorite series these days: [ profile] gekizetsu's 90 proof in which Sam and Dean hang out with Castiel and basically corrupt him with Cheetos, alcohol and more recently, bowling. I know it seems like it's pure hilarity (and actually, it is!) but it's also adorable and I really like how it's written because I can believe in the idea of the three of them just hanging out and being friends and really, I just love that feeling so much.

Anyway, there are three parts so far and they're all amazing.

o1. eternally needing proof [Gen; pg-13]
Dear God: take your damn angel back. I’ve had it with his bullshit. Amen.
The first one in which I fell in love with the three of them, the characterizations are spot on (well, for this context at least).

o2. smite your bitch up [Gen; pg-13]
“I wish I thought this was funny, Dean,” Sam said, shoving Castiel in front of them and toward the most secluded table he could find.
“Our little angel is growing up, Sam,” Dean said.

Oh God! The hilarity has no limits.

o3. air strike [Gen; pg-13]
“There are some things that are uniquely human experiences,” Dean said with a smirk.
This is adorable and it has an AMAAAAZING exchange of quotes.

So, go and read them :)