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Dec. 26th, 2005 11:33 am yuletide recs!

Twenty Random Facts About Steve and Susan (Coupling)
Written for me! Absolutely fantastic, very much in the style of the show, and with additional Susan being into a) gay porn and b) occasionally sleeping with Sally and Jane. Twenty little snippets, each of which makes so much sense. Yay!

From Mathematics Further Off (Madeleine L'Engle)
A series of Meg vignettes. The first one is especially gorgeous - it's the parents doing IQ-type tests on her as a baby. And then there's jealousy before the twins are born, and Meg in school, and Meg with Charles Wallace, and Meg with Calvin and starting her own family - and it's so perfectly Meg. Gorgeous.

On Black Holes, Miracles, Singularities, and Nothingness (Madeleine L'Engle)
Charles Wallace at the centre of the story this time, and him as an adult, and it's beautiful.

Enmity and Amity (Mona Lisa Smile)
Betty/Giselle, a pairing which I have such a weakness for, and which is handled wonderfully in this story.

The Ballad of Lenny and Carl (The Simpsons)
I've seen this recced all over the place, and rightly so - good Simpsons fic is hard to find, but this is definitely the good stuff. Lenny and Carl. Their relationship. This captures Springfield in prose form, and has realistic dialogue, and is - brilliant, basically.

Rain Lyrics (Simon Says)
Based on Elaine Marie Alphin's YA novel (which you should read, it has boys being all intense and creative and artisic and sometimes gay in a boarding school) and captures the characters perfectly.

In Accordance (10 Things I Hate About You)
Five things about Kat, five moments in her life - and oh it's painful and bittersweet at times, it really is. Lovely.

Another Drink (Seinfeld)
Elaine and George. Actually, Elaine/George. Sort of. Fantastic and hilarious.

Grown Men Do Things Together (Coupling)
Steve contemplates whether watching porn with Jeff makes him gay. Brilliantly funny and in the style of the show, with the characters of Steve, Susan and Jeff spot-on.

Christmastime In The City (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants)
Tibby in New York at Christmas, viewing the world through a lens and waiting for a special visitor. Gorgeous.

My Match (Scrubs)
JD and Turk. Because we're not like that, but if we were we'd be a great example for gay interracial interfaith relationships everywhere. Awesomeness.

Innocent as a Rose (The Sound of Music)
Liesl in America. Kisses and conflict and family and singing. I adored it.

The Breakup (Black Books)
Fantastic and funny. Fran's point of view. Manny leaves Bernard. Yet again.

Suburban Nightmare (The Addams Family)
And this is just fun. Gomez arrives home to his blonde-haired rosy-cheeked family in the suburbs...

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Nov. 15th, 2005 09:47 am

Firstly, Blue (Babysitters Club, Jeff/Byron) has been updated recently, and it continues to be absolutely brilliant.

Fifteen Things You Never Knew About Hogwarts by siriaeve (Harry Potter, gen) is fantastic and nifty.

Errand Girl by Annabella Wrights (St Clares, Pam/Carlotta) is... well, did you see the fandom? The pairing? I love Pam, and the characterisation in this is excellent.

Give Good Feeling (RPS, Take That) by B amuses me.

The Power of Myth by mosca (Gilmore Girls, Rory/Paris) is just so damn perfect. Speaking of mosca-fic, there is also The Sound of Wires Crossing (Chasing Amy, Banky/Holden, what more do you need to know?).

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Sep. 4th, 2005 02:46 pm we used to be friends. meanwhile, you can't take the sky from me.

2 x Veronica Mars fics. you forgot it in people is Meg/Veronica, which makes oh-so-much sense, and Circle Jerk is... Veronica/Logan, Veronica/Duncan, Duncan/Logan, a couple of others, and an incredibly nifty perceptive look at those three characters.

2 x Firefly, also. Like Describing The Alphabet, Mal/Jayne with some Kaylee/Inara and Wash/Zoe on the sidelines, and Academies, which is River-centric. Pretty fics, pretty characterisation. I like muchly.

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May. 28th, 2005 07:00 pm from orange county to hogwarts

Unlucky at Pinochle by wearemany. The OC, Seth/Ryan, kissing on a dare, based on that video clip thing that's been circling (c'mon, you know you've seen it...) but prettier because it's Seth/Ryan, man!

Thicker Than by anna_maria. Harry Potter, Hermione/Pansy, written for me! Oh my yes. Read it. If you like menstrual-blood bathroom-based barely-consentual girlsex, obviously. But you should.

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May. 22nd, 2005 01:35 pm

Jeff-centric Coupling fic by lakester. Yay!

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May. 15th, 2005 07:24 pm mostly california with just a hint of pittsburg

Two fantastic The L Word fics that are related - celeria's Wonder Why You Haven't and thisredrock's Think About Direction. Dana/Alice, set during episode 2.05.

In The OC there's Action Figures by miss_begonia. Seth/Ryan. Seth wishes they made Ryans in action figure size. And there's also Seth/Zach (oh, yum, oh yes) from the same author. Aaaand Unwritten by amerella, which is gorgeous Seth-fic. And also Golden Boy by easywaffle69 which is Seth/Ryan but Marissa-centric, which is just perfect.

Queer As Folk (US) - Irresistable by s.a., 'cause it describes three relationships perfectly.

And in Sweet Valley High, there is Bad by kannaophelia. Amy/Enid. You know it makes sense.

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Mar. 21st, 2005 02:57 pm say hello to your friends...

So you have this favourite childhood series that secretly you're still totally into, and you slash the girls 'cause they were thirteen and it's slightly less squicky than slashing the kids they babysat for because inevitably you have to age them up and it's really hard to keep them in-character while authentically ageing them. And then you come across something like this, which is a Jeff story set when he's sixteen, and it's slash, and it manages to get Jeff, Byron and the rest of the kids their age completely in-character and recognisable while also being sixteen. There are just so many things *right* with this, from Jeff's bitterness towards Richard and his anger over being sent back to Stoneybrook and all the stuff that happens afterwards, and trying to fit back in somewhere he never belonged in the first place, and dealing with realising his friend is gay - it's one of those stories that reminds you just *why* you love slash so much, and how true to the source it can be and how it can work with that source material to bring you something gorgeous. (Also, I have such a thing for drunk-teenage-boys, yes.)

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Mar. 19th, 2005 04:09 pm

The OC:
Luke closed his eyes. "No, man, hey, I get it. Chino. He had that, you know, sort of broody Russell Crowe thing. I can see where you'd be like, gay for him." Seth/Ryan, Seth/Luke, set during that time when Seth abandoned his fantabulous girlfriend to go and live with a guy who used to call him queer and his gay dad because his bestest buddy wasn't around anymore. Yeah. He's so straight, man.

Gilmore Girls:
"Rory, open your eyes. Do you think that you're what men want? The real you, not the cute quirky little college girl? You're smart as hell, and driven as hell, and you want to do something real with your life, and has there ever been anyone in your life who really knows what that feels like, who's really, truly understood your goals and supported them?" Rory/Paris are so wonderfully perfect together, and this fic captures their voices so well.

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Mar. 12th, 2005 10:34 pm more recs from The OC

Ryan walks in on Seth in the shower. "Seth gave a half-hearted scoff. 'I so did not say that. I think that was a Freudian slip. Of your ears.'" Hee. Brilliance. And. Four ways The New Era could have gone differently. "She smirks, looking utterly entertained. 'You'll make a cute couple. Thought you'd like to know.'"

Also, you know I love the Marissa/Alex, but, um, here's a thought. Julie/Alex. Oh god yes. "And then she's sitting down next to you, and that robe really doesn't conceal much. A bit of black lace peeks out from behind it, and nobadthesearebadthoughtsbad!"

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Mar. 7th, 2005 04:31 pm girlslash ahoy!

"Marissa glances down at herself, at the marigold gloves on her hands and gives Alex a dubious look. She shakes her head and laughs. 'Right now I look ridiculous. My mother would, like, have a heart attack if she saw me like this.' Hey, you know what's pretty? Marissa/Alex sex. Yes. They are just so so damn cute. "Alex’s jaw dropped and she gasped in mock-offence. 'I’m an after-thought?'"

"Giselle wasn’t entirely sure whether the thrill that ran down her spine was from the fine words and the solemnity of the occasion, or because of the beauty of the upperclassman who was first to greet President Carr and enter the chapel." Also, there needs to be more Mona Lisa Smile fic. Yes there does.

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