My new obsession is updating my own alien_altars
-inspired rec list
...too frequently. I think this is proof that inspiration and often brilliance can come from a new approach to what should be a tired old cliché. Or it's proof that I'm insane. This is also, as usual, a cry for help. In the sense that I'm always looking for more cliché fic to add to my collection. Bring 'em if you've got 'em. Support my madness.
My list again:About to die, must have hot sexLike You Really Like It
by Xena's Little Bitch is Xena/Gabrielle, Mature, impending apocalypse...again.Aliens made us do itUpset, Upended, and Upgraded
is SG-1, Pink Rabbit. Also from the SG-1 fandom is Another Sip of Wine
by JSwrdsmth. AmnesiaFade Out to Black
is Mature, Laura Cadman/Katie Brown
. Wonderful fic!
I just recced two Xena fics by Ella Quince
that met this criteria:The Tavernkeeper's Sister
and Well of Sighs
both by Ella Quince
. Both are NC-17, both classic and both stories use amnesia as a plot device to very different ends. I'm convinced Ella Quince (yeah, I finally get it -- Eloquence) is the pen name of a professional writer. Her prose is just that good. It's efficient and elegant with moments of absolutely breathtaking writing. But beyond that, the stories are wonderful and her classic Xena and Gabrielle are flawless.
and there's also the wonderful Purest Love
by Seana James.
and Everything You Know
by Nut56 Bound
by Bailey B, J/7, Voyager. There's also Symphony Twisted
also J/7.There is No Fucking in Hades
is SGA, Teyla/Elizabeth, NC-17 and if I haven't recced this already I should have. It's EXQUISITE!Je me souviens
is Buffy/Faith, mature.
In the SGA fandom a standout from alien_altars
: Fade Out to Black
is Laura Cadman/Katie Brown and the author deftly uses amnesia to essentially recreate Atlantis for Cadman. Amazingly done.
Another brilliant fic from the SGA fandom, must be something here
is Teyla/Sora, Mature.Aphrodisiacs/Sex pollen
from the Xena fandom there's The Enchantment
by Blaze is SG-1, Sam/Janet.Caught masturbatingThe Water's Edge
by Tegan Jovanka, Xena, NC-17.Everyone thinks we're doing it<
Rumours of Love
by Ella Quince is Xena/Gab, Mature.Forced marriage
From SG1 and alien_altars
there's the hilarious and entertaining Hey Baby, Let's go to Pegasus"
which is Sam Carter/Laura Cadman.Forced to share a bed/sleeping bag/tent
Fuzzy morning after or "do you remember what we did last night?"
Genderswitch (one or both women is turned into a man)
Huddling for warmthSnow
by Rebelgirl is Voyager, T/7InsomniaJealousyFamily
by Harriet (SG-1, Sam/Janet) is the first fic to come to mind for this category.Rumours of Love
by Ella Quince is Xena, Mature. This could also be characterized as Everyone Thinks We're Doing It and is.Kid fic
okay, I've changed my mind. You MUST check out wizened_cynic
's AJ fic
(scroll to the bottom and start with the fic there). This is the crackiest crack!verse ever. This version of the crackverse has Alex knocked up at 16 and A.J. is the result. The rest of the cracky Alex/Lorelai is told from kidpov.Multiple universes (the characters meet versions of themselves from a parallel universe)
Wow, I just realized that I completely misunderstood this category. Most of these are one character meeting another version of another character from another universe. uh, yeah.
I think SG-1 pretty much pwns this category. As One
by Harriet has an alternate Janet coming back.
by Pink Rabbit involve alternate Sam's and are two of my fav fics in this fandom.Tempus Fugit
by me (yes, I'm a walking cliche!) is BTVS, Willow/Tara, Faith/Buffy.The Broken Thread
by Ella Quince is Xena, Mature.Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained
by Tonya Muir is Xena, Mature. Xena chooses to stay in the "Remember Nothing" AU with the slave, Gabrielle.16 Hours
by Bailey B, J/7, Voyager.Pregnancy (hey,women can get pregnant too)wizened_cynic
's Alex/Lorelei fpreg Rosemary, Rosemary
over in the bun_in_oven
comm devoted to that strange fic creature known as fpreg.Found Family
is SGA Teyla/SoraThat Unfamiliar Activity
by Xena's Little Bitch is Xena, Mature.Baby, the Skies'll Be Blue
is Imagine Me & You, Rachel/Luce, PG-13, mystical lesbian pregnancy!It's Yours
is Ash/Scribbs, PG-13, Murder in Suburbia (of course!) by the goddess herself, ralst
I'm pretty sure Xena's Conqueror stories pwn this category so I'll only mention a few:The Conqueror's Touch
by Xena's Little Bitch. Penance
by PenumbraThe Gift
by Megan O'Brien is uber. The Gift
by Carola "Ryûchan" Eriksson is PG-13 and turns the tables making Xena the slave. Also by Carola is Gladiator
which is warrior!Gabrielle hotness!Tale One:Journey's End
by LJ Maas is essentially a sexfest that goes a bit crazy at the end in search of a plot. But definitely, entirely of the hothothot!!Conquering Liaisons
is another Conqueror fic.Telepathy/SoulbondTether
by Harriet is SG-1, Sam/Janet. Not my fav Harriet fic, but still good.A Warrior By Any Other Name
by Melissa Good is actually only the first part of this enormous Xena, soulbond epic.Già Cogli Angeli, Ivanova?
by Penumbra is Babylon 5, Susan/Talia.
also Babylon 5, Susan/Talia Night
by Metis. Hot telepathic sex in a shuttlecar. Trapped together in a cave, shack, etcA Moment of Truth
by Curiositee is Xena, Mature.
Apparently, "trapped together in a turbolift" is such a cliché in the Voyager fandom that ralst
's P&P has devoted an entire page to these fics: Turbolift Stories
. Undercover as a prostitute
I got nothing. sorry.Undercover as lovers or a married coupleChicago 5am
by L.N. James is Xena uber/original and it's a great story with a smokinghot love scene.
Not sure if this counts, but Weir and Cadman posing as a couple in order to stay together on a Wraith slave planet is surely worth something: A Place Called Home
is SGA, Weir/Cadman, Mature.Undercover(s)
is CSIMiami, Natalia/Calleigh, WIP. A serial killer is targeting lesbian couples: one blonde w/blue eyes, one brunette w/dark eyes. hmmm, sounds like most of the f/f pairings on my list. Dating Undercover
is WMC, Jill/Cindy, R.Undercover
is WMC again, Lindsay/Cindy, R. Same prompt from ralst.Virginity or virgin sacrifice
I'm not sure if this is what the mods had in mind, but Ella Quince's Return from Poteidaia
is an extraordinary first-time/virginity fic. Then again, half the Xena fics are first-time fics.VoyuerismWe almost died, must have hot sexNear Miss
by Meghan O'Brien is Xena, uber, Mature (of course!).I'm Right Here
by Rebecca Hall is X/G, Mature.Yenta
Yes! My first Yenta fic! Profiler, Profiled
is Criminal Minds, Emily/JJ, PG-13. Garcia's the yenta...of course.
That's all I've got now. I'll add more later...edited to remove
the first time ever I've had to remove a fic. I thought it ended at the second installment (it really, really should have), but the author added two more parts of truly horrific (as in disturbingly violent including rape scenes) stuff. I don't get it. It was a great fic...
You should also check out ein_myria
's very own femslash cliché rec list
. There is some overlap, but a LOT less that you'd think.