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This rec has it all!

No, really. It's het! It's slash! It's voyeurism! There's all kinds of kinky stuff going on--and, best of all, for us fangirls who read boyslash, it's a wonderful self-mocking kind of story, if you've ever wanted to be Tonks, that is.

All the Men that Remus Lupin Never Shagged by violet_quill.

Rated NC-17--it's posted at pornish_pixies.

Basically, Tonks has an active fantasy life. Remus/Sirius, Remus/Bill, Remus/Snape, and Remus/Tonks.
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four fic recs--two 'shippy, one gen, all harry potter

I just stumbled across these stories, and I absolutely adore the concept. The J/L one nearly made me cry, and the Bill and Charlie ones are just perfect. I rather hope this becomes the next "Five Things That Didn't Happen to..." fad.

Twenty Random Facts about Remus and Sirius, by minnow_53. From what I can tell, this is the first story in this style.

thislerose was inspired, and wrote Twenty Random Facts about Lily and James.

The following two are actually two halves of the same story--"Twenty Random Facts about the Eldest Weasley Boys"--a genfic written by sheafrotherdon and devkel, respectively.

Part One: Ten Random Facts about Charlie Weasley, by his Older, Smarter, and Much More Handsome Brother, Bill.

Part Two: 10 Random Facts About Bill Weasley, As Told By Charlie Weasley, His Ridiculously Handsome, Intelligent and Thrice-Voted-Britain's-Sexiest-Dragon-Keeper-According-To-DragonWeekly Younger Brother.

Read them all.

(x-posted to my journal)
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HP fic recs

Remembrances of Times Past by Crow.

Set during PoA. Ginny Weasley and Minerva McGonagall have a talk about a certain dark-haired Slytherin and his place in their lives. And no, it's not Snape. ;)

ETA: Okay, a few more. Because I can. And b/c I feel like reccing things that I wouldn't normally rec. And because it's summer and I want to rec summer fics.

Sundress, by Rhoddlet.

Ginny wants Hermione.

My main objection is that it's H/Hr, which is just wrong and weird, b/c Hermione SO does not want Harry, and also the author occasionally has Ginny think of Harry and Hermione as "Potter" and "Granger," but whatever. :) It's ... summer and girlcrushes and yellow sundresses and wanting things you shouldn't be able to have.

A Summer Thing, by Halrloprillalar.

Hermione/Fred/George. NC-17. But the twins are leaving the next day and she wasn't using her virginity for anything anyhow.

Stop running away! It's not that bad!

Hot Day, by Jane.

A summer-after-fourth-year written before OotP came out. Just a little ficlet about a hot summer day at the Burrow. I also recommend the sequel, "Torch."

The Virtue of Decision by Penknife.

Hermione in the summer, thinking about her life. Features an appearance by Draco Malfoy.
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quick recs--ciroccoj, I hope these will satisfy your HP craving

Two Wizards, One Gift, and a Duck-Billed Platypus.

Sirius and Remus shop for baby Harry's first Christmas present. Chaos and sweetness ensue--features a discussion of the biography of the duck-billed platypus (I must say that its being a magical creature makes more sense than any other explanation I've ever heard) and Sirius cowering before small Muggle girls.

Light Amid the Darkness

A sequel to the above, set during OotP.
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Fic: it's not just for breakfast any more

This is actually a multi-fandom fic rec! Didn't know I could do that :)

  • M*A*S*H:

    so much for the afterglow, by Kyra Cullinan. "Afterwards, Hawkeye listens." Post-series.
    In Korea, he talked constantly. Wisecracks and puns, a steady stream of verbal armor to block out the noises around him, the horror that was every single breath. Here, there's no need to build a wall of sound around himself, and he's quiet, quieter than he's ever been.

  • Oz:

    Descent, by Rustler. Augustus Hill, my most favouritest Oz character, thinks about running.
    He has dreams where he's running so hard his heart thumps wildly in his chest, and he can feel the sweat breaking out on his brow. Running, running, in the night. Running toward...nothing. But he can't stop. He hears the rapid footsteps of hard-soled cop shoes pounding behind him, and he's naked, barefoot, wincing over gravel and broken glass littering the rooftop.


    No. Shit.

    Can't. Stop.

  • Harry Potter:

    • SUBLIMATION AND THE SNITCH: QUIDDITCH IN HUMAN SEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS, by Remus J. Lupin, Hogwarts School, History of Magic Class, Year Seven Thesis, by skyhawke. Self-explanatory. Wish I'd gotten more high school essays like this during my stint as a teacher ;)
      Position titles alone are heavily sexual in nature, descriptions of pursuit and capture -- Seekers, Chasers, Keepers, and of course, the most blatant among them, Beaters. It is not coincidence that Beaters have been, in this case correctly, stereotyped as the most extroverted, sexually active and virile members of any Quidditch team; it is a deep-seated societal archetype at work [fn 20].
      [20] I am sure, Professor, that Sirius Black's short but spectacular tenure as Gryffindor Beater, before he was thrown off the team for indecent activities[fn 21] in the locker room, bears out this assertion better than any factual quote I could give.
      [21] And what goes on in the locker room on his own time and with consenting companions is entirely his own business, I must say, and hardly reason to ban him from playing.

    • Harry Potter and the Polka Dot Plague, by Marina Frants. Just what it sounds like :)
      Snape stared at him with an expression of pure loathing that would've been quite menacing if not for the polka dots.

      I guard the boy's life, and he looks at me as if I'm something he scraped from the bottom of a cauldron. I wear a pair of socks, and he decides I'm "decent." Gryffindors.

    • Witness for the Defence, by After the Rain. Severus Snape is called to testify at a rather unusual murder trial. Love the whole thing, but the little oomph at the end is particularly satisfying ;)
      Minister Weasley has made an attempt to reform our justice system along Muggle lines, with somewhat mixed results. Nowadays, there are usually a couple of young, idealistic Ministry officials playing the parts of prosecutor and defense counsel and trying to enforce some semblance of order, and three veteran judges who are used to doing exactly what they like whenever they feel like it. Naturally, the judges always win.
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Two to Tango - piaffe417 (does she have an lj?)
L&O: CI, Goren & Eames, G

Obligala fic is my weakness; fortunately, this is an obligala story that stands on its own (entirely apart from the "oooh, shiny!") and has some interesting things to say about Bobby and Alex's partnership.

Incandescence - _ehakus_
L&O: CI, Goren & Eames, PG

Goren dances on the thin edge of "normal" on the best of days; _ehakus_ shows us what might happen if he fell. A great look into one of the more troubling aspect of Bobby's character.

The A-List - the_larch
RPS, Dom Monaghan/Colin Farrell, hard R.

This one of the best RPS fics I've read in quite a while. And since it's Colin Farrell, you think it's going to be a PWP, but then it turns into something more and it's utterly engrossing.

Things Worth Trying - casirafics
PotC, Jack/Will/Elizabeth, PG-13

This is a tricky pairing to pull off, and Casira nails it perfectly. Each of these three is perfectly in-character, and the scenario is so plausible you can imagine it happening onscreen. (Okay, maybe not. We are talking about Disney, after all.)

Mapmakers (Making Moony Laugh: the Suicide Is Painless Remix) - casirafics
HP, Fred Weasley & Marauders Map, PG-13

(I've been compiling this list for a couple of weeks now and didn't realize I'd rec'ced two of Casira's stories at once, but they both desperately deserve to be on here, so I don't care.) Very few fics have made me cry, but there were tears streaming down my face by the time I got to the end of this story. This is largely the map's story, but it also reminds us of just how much things have changed for Messrs. Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs in the interim ... and the gravity of that loss. I've written and rewritten this rec in an attempt to do this story justice, and it can't be done -- just read it, and you'll understand.

The Bloody Stare of Mars - yahtzee63
HP, post-War, Hermione, Snape, R

Quite possibly the best HP fic I've ever read. The final battle of the war is two years past. Voldemort won. Harry and Ron are dead. Snape was such a successful spy that his cover was never blown, and he is treated as a hero of Voldemort's army. Hermione is left to cope in a world where survival means selling a little bit more of your soul every day. A positively breathtaking examination of the meaning of loyalty, compromise, and hope in a world where the good guys lost.
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fic rec? what's that?

I must admit, I hardly ever go to any more. I'm not reading much fic these days, good, bad or indifferent, and I find the grain/chaff ratio on ff.n much, much lower than the grain/chaff on the lj communities like lawandorderfic or negativebupkes etc. I know I'm missing out on some gems in amongst the crap, but frankly, I can't be bothered to dig through these days.

So, wow. Went there on a whim, and found a really (IMHO) good tribute to Lennie. Some parts didn't quite work for me, and it required encyclopedic knowledge of the eps to get all of it, but overall? Ooh, shiny. IMHO.

Our Man Briscoe, by fear-ciuil.
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OK, I've got to be the biggest sap that's ever been, but the radio is on a Christimas fluff-fest as I pack up to go home, and it reminded me of this story. L&O Classique, from the apocrypha archives, Rey Curtis/Jamie Ross (and yes, I'm a big sap for that pairing too):

Let It Snow, by Maisie and Ro.

And now for something completely different:

Christmas in Middle-Earth, aka "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Flaming Eye."
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