Hail Mary by [livejournal.com profile] bluflamingo is SGA, Weir/Cadman, PG-13. Actually, it's not technically Weir...You'll just have to trust me that this is a phenomenal fic and I can't really tell you too much without giving it all away. Not that it relies on some 'gotcha' at the end, but it's about identity, bodies, and consciousness and so many of my kinks.

I'm Your Baby Tonight by [livejournal.com profile] fembuck is Jennifer's Body, Jennifer/Needy, MATURE. . So very, very hot while still dealing with the subtleties and complexity of Needy/Jennifer.
Guinevere of the High Seas by [livejournal.com profile] hyel is Gwen/Morgana, PG-13 and it is PIRATES!! We all know how I love the pirates. I also love it that this is a colonial re-setting of the Pendragon myth. Works so very well here. Of course I want MORE. But who wouldn't want more of Guinevere, the pirate queen? The escaped slave who, with the help of her former mistress, takes over the pirate ship that once held them captive (and Morgana for ransom)? Srsly? *thud*

Amateur Deconstruction by [livejournal.com profile] harper_m is Criminal Minds, Emily/JJ, MATURE. Astonishingly good fic that's a wonderful character study of Emily and JJ. Everything about this fic rings true, especially Emily's reactions and this is really an Emily fic even though it's JJ's pov, which is astonishingly difficult to pull off, but it's done perfectly here. A BAU profiler, particularly a female one, would have serious control and intimacy issues. Nothing about romancing and/or seducing Emily would be easy. Amazing writing. I love all of harper's writing, but I seem to be especially fond of the one's she's...not so sure about? ;)

The Truth Will Get You Laid by [livejournal.com profile] thrace_ is SGA, Cadman/Keller, PG-13. Hilarious story about the accident-prone Cadman and 'truthiness'. Great stuff! you had me at the title. *G*

How to Survive a Broken Heart by [livejournal.com profile] faithtastic is Buffy/Tara, BTVS, Mature. Really fantastic piece that uses the PWP setup for a really fascinating character study.

written for [livejournal.com profile] thelittlebang:
My Heart is Plotting Treason by [livejournal.com profile] pirateygoodness is Gossip Girl, RPF, AU, Mature. It's 1964. Blake is one of the CIA's finest, even if she does tend to do most of her spying dressed as a gentleman. Leighton is a Russian girl working for the greasiest, most corrupt Bolshevik gangsters in London. Oldest story in the world. Srsly? It's as good as it sounds. And then some. And pirateygoodness can WRITE.
It seems as usual, my last post managed to overlook a major player in the Miranda/Petrovsky universe -- [livejournal.com profile] thrace_. -- which doesn't surprise me at all For those of you who don't follow [livejournal.com profile] thrace_'s LJ, *shakeshead*, you are so missing out. If [livejournal.com profile] wizened_cynic is the crazy future overlord, [livejournal.com profile] thrace_ is the Oracle of Femslash. Srsly. I can't tell you how many fandoms she's introduced me to. She seems to know where femslash will be happening before the producers and writers do. Plus, her 'women with kevlar and guns fetish' provides unbelievably hot picspam on a semi-regular basis.

There are so many things going on in femslash, I can't keep up. Here's what I do know: [livejournal.com profile] ralst's International Day of Femslash is fast approaching. Because it's time to get your GOGA on! Go give your love and support to femslash! Also, [livejournal.com profile] femslash09 is open for registration so please, pretty please, go, sign up and support these two extraordinary femslash events!

And, yes, a couple of random recs:
Never Bend with the Rainfall by [livejournal.com profile] monanotlisa is Teyla/Keller, PG-13, SGA. Keller, after an extraordinarily stressful mission, brings Teyla a present. Is it a gesture of friendship or something more? Neither one of them can seem to decide.

True Form by [livejournal.com profile] julia_fractal is Harry Potter, Hermione/Tonks, Mature. For those of you who find HP fandom to be problematic at best, this is a mature Hermione and Tonks. Set during the war, Hermione and Tonks find love and try to make the best of it even as they suffer terrible losses. This is a truly extraordinary fic. Beautifully written with wonderful characterization and just...yeah, this is one of those fics that makes me proud to be a femslasher. I can't say enough for it. And I love what she does with Tonks lack of a set physical form and Hermione who is so desperate for some sort of stability as everything crumbles around her, trying to get to the 'real' Tonks she believes is somewhere underneath. Truly inspired stuff.
Having a crappy week and resorted to comfort fics. You know. Those fics you read over and over again when you're feeling kinda low. Okay, maybe you don't know. Anyway, I noticed that one of my favs, hadn't been rec'ed yet, which felt sort of wrong.

My Little One by jo2mello is Xena/Gabrielle, R-ish? This is wonderfully written, perfect romance and characterization. After years of pining away for Xena, Gabrielle has finally gotten over her and moved on. Unfortunately, Xena's finally fallen in love w/the bard. Is it too late?

In the category of just read and 'new to me', in other words, not fic I've had the chance to read over and over:
Venn Diagram by [livejournal.com profile] trixiesfic is SGA, Weir/Cadman, PG-13. Another wonderfully sweet fic. Cadman's mission: to train Dr. Weir in self-defense.

who pays attention to the syntax of things will never wholly kiss you by [livejournal.com profile] scarletts_awry is also Weir/Cadman, PG-13. Another lovely and romantic Weir/Cadman fic. I love this pairing. Maybe it's the cerebral, melancholy leader and the brash, charming soldier pairing or something. great chemistry. Also? Fantastic title!

In Sorrento by [livejournal.com profile] theholyinnocent is Mel/Janice, uber, Mature. Actually, I'm not sure how to tag this. It's part of the holy's epic Mel/Janice. An epilogue of sorts? Francesca in Sorrento...

[livejournal.com profile] jengrrrl rec'ed this first, and now I'm reccing it:
Eusphyra by [livejournal.com profile] justreadme is Skins, Naomi/Emily, Mature. This is just absolutely lovely. Perfect characterization and just...perfect. Naomi and Emily plan to go to Cyprus. When the parents say no, they manage a day's getaway to St. Levin an ocean-front town that dips into the Atlantic like a spoon, threatening to fall in.
Because Xmas is really the straightest holiday EVER (except my anniversary/Valentine's Day) and I can't take anymore!

Taking Me Home by [livejournal.com profile] jennyo is Faith/Jo, Eureka, BTVS crossover and hotter than hell! [livejournal.com profile] jennyo really is the master of pr0n, particularly oral sex. nobody writes it better. Period. I'm so tired of, "she kissed her way down ____'s body and then, boom, orgasm and straight to the cuddling." I know it's hard. I can't write a good smut scene to save my life. If you're trying to write a sex scene, read the experts. and jennyo definitely counts as one. And possibly two and three.

Also from [livejournal.com profile] jennyo, Technique which is BSG, Kat/Roslyn.

The Same Old Story by [livejournal.com profile] minim_calibre is BTVS, Buffy/Faith, graveyard sex.

Cultural Exchange by [livejournal.com profile] quasiradiant is Teyla/Weir, SGA, dildo sex.

Funtime, BTVS, Buffy/Faith. More dildos.

Sucker Love by Nifra Idril, Buffy/Faith, BTVS. Hatesex!

Truth or Dare and The Gift by Meghan O'Brien are original although they come through the Xena fandom and both are incredibly hot.

Speaking of hot original fic in the Xena fandom, Artemis Callaghan is another great writer who writes incredibly hot, um, erotica. Try her Hen Night series and Something So Close to Love. Both having linking issues, so just go to her page at the Academy (click on her name above).

SGA

Dec. 5th, 2008 01:35 am
So, I've never seen this show, but there is some insanely good fic around it. These two caught my eye recently. They're both longer, more detailed stories, although with very different tone and narrative styles. Not to mention plot:

Déja Vu by [livejournal.com profile] muppetmanda is Cadman/Weir, NC-17. This is a wonderful fic with a fantastic plot (manda does incredible things with the groundhog day trope) full of heroics, life-and-death struggles, and a sweeping romance. Wonderful details and quiet moments in the storm make this fic really stand out. Love this! Srsly. This is why I read fic! I really need an appropriate icon though. *sigh*

A Sad Sweet Falling by [livejournal.com profile] thrace_ is Alison/Dusty, R. thrace does wonderful things with what is essentially a road trip...even though this road trip has a terrible purpose. Despite the subject matter, this is light and sweet with the joking camaraderie of people who've known each other in the worst situations and survived. Beautiful.

I hope I'm making sense. Back to work on paper #3 this week...
A few quick favs from the very small selection of porn battle fics I've managed to read so far:

Red Wine and Hope if [livejournal.com profile] blueflamingo is SGA, Laura Cadman/Katie Brown, Mature. This ficlet manages to be an extraordinary character study in what is essential a (scorching hot) PWP.

Tease by [livejournal.com profile] uselessmarks is Xena, Mature. When it was, it was grand. And when it wasn't, it was pain. More beautiful, hot as hell fic. [livejournal.com profile] uselessmarks's other fic, To the Bone, is angsty, focusing on the warrior's battle with herself and can be read as a prelude (I think? sort of?) to Tease.

sarcasm by [livejournal.com profile] hyel is Bethany/Liz, Dogma, Mature (obviously!). I know nothing about this fandom, but that doesn't keep me from appreciating this lovely, lovely piece of literary hotness.

going back for more... until I have to finally buckle down and write that paper that's due tomorrow.
It's that wonderful day when the ficathon fics are rolling in like a tidal wave in my flist. I've only had time to read a few so far, but so far so very, very good. Consider this a warm-up for International Day of Femslash. More! I must have more!

The Masterlist is here.

A few quick recs:
[livejournal.com profile] jennyo's Ugly Betty piece (Amanda/Betty), Gay for Boobs and her Erica Hahn/Callie Torres scorching hot, All New Stuff.

[livejournal.com profile] mosca's We Go Together Like Sex and Violence, which is Women's Murder Club, Lindsay/Cindy. Also check out mosca's fic, Maybe Sprout Wings, also Lindsay/Jill, written for the Femslash Advent Calendar. Both are extraordinary stories.

[livejournal.com profile] lilysaid's extraordinary SGA, Teyla/Sora fic, Amends, which has the added benefit of being one of the only periodsex fics (and thereby hitting one of [livejournal.com profile] wizened_cynic's kinks) I've ever read.

edited to correct [livejournal.com profile] mosca's pairing. thanks trancer!

meta

Sep. 17th, 2007 11:48 pm
Yes, I've been falling down on the job, but so many others are doing so much:

over at [livejournal.com profile] passion_perfect, [livejournal.com profile] ralst just posted a bunch of South of Nowhere and SGA recs.

[livejournal.com profile] thelastgoodname shares her extensive list of The Devil Wears Prada recs. Or should I call it her 'Best of Telanu's fic' recs?

And [livejournal.com profile] femficrecs is back in action with even more SGA recs.

[livejournal.com profile] projectjulie responds to [livejournal.com profile] runetraverse's question, "Is it a law that you have to be a lesbian to write Femslash" with thoughtful comments and an impressive list of links to related threads from fandom past and present.

And as always there are the the gorgeous women of [livejournal.com profile] femslash_today who bring me all the goodies every. single. day. And probably making this post redundant. *g*
My new obsession is updating my own [livejournal.com profile] 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 sex
Like You Really Like It by Xena's Little Bitch is Xena/Gabrielle, Mature, impending apocalypse...again.

Aliens made us do it
Upset, Upended, and Upgraded is SG-1, Pink Rabbit. Also from the SG-1 fandom is Another Sip of Wine by JSwrdsmth.

Amnesia

Fade Out to Black by [livejournal.com profile] bluflamingo 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 by [livejournal.com profile] mirabile_dictu is SGA, Teyla/Elizabeth, NC-17 and if I haven't recced this already I should have. It's EXQUISITE!

Je me souviens by [livejournal.com profile] queen_zulu is Buffy/Faith, mature.

In the SGA fandom a standout from [livejournal.com profile] alien_altars: Fade Out to Black by [livejournal.com profile] bluflamingo 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 by [livejournal.com profile] lilysaid is Teyla/Sora, Mature.

Aphrodisiacs/Sex pollen
from the Xena fandom there's The Enchantment by friction.

Daring by Blaze is SG-1, Sam/Janet.

Caught masturbating
The 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 [livejournal.com profile] 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 warmth

Snow by Rebelgirl is Voyager, T/7

Insomnia


Jealousy
Family 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
ugh!
eta okay, I've changed my mind. You MUST check out [livejournal.com profile] 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.
and Everything 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)
[livejournal.com profile] wizened_cynic's Alex/Lorelei fpreg Rosemary, Rosemary over in the [livejournal.com profile] bun_in_oven comm devoted to that strange fic creature known as fpreg.

Found Family is SGA Teyla/Sora

That 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, [livejournal.com profile] ralst.

Slave fic
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 Penumbra
The 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/Soulbond
Tether 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, etc
A Moment of Truth by Curiositee is Xena, Mature.

Apparently, "trapped together in a turbolift" is such a cliché in the Voyager fandom that [livejournal.com profile] 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 couple
Chicago 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 by [livejournal.com profile] muppetmanda is SGA, Weir/Cadman, Mature.

Undercover(s) by [livejournal.com profile] racethewind10 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 by [livejournal.com profile] the_girl_20 is WMC, Jill/Cindy, R.

Undercover by [livejournal.com profile] mercury_chkita 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.

Voyuerism


We almost died, must have hot sex
Near 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 by [livejournal.com profile] lysachan 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 [livejournal.com profile] ein_myria's very own femslash cliché rec list. There is some overlap, but a LOT less that you'd think.

xena, sga

Jul. 23rd, 2007 04:55 pm
xena rec of this day:
Wounded by Tonya Muir is PG-13. Yes, I realize I just recced a Tonya Muir fic (and may have recced this before), but I feel like crud so you get hurt/comfort. And one of my favorite fics. Xena takes care of a desperately ill Gabrielle and allows long-buried feelings to resurface.


SGA
both via [livejournal.com profile] thelastgoodname and [livejournal.com profile] alien_altars
Fade Out to Black by [livejournal.com profile] bluflamingo is Mature, Laura Cadman/Katie Brown and it's astonishingly good! bluflamingo turned the tired cliche of 'amnesia' into something extraordinary and new, using Cadman's amnesia and some original backstory for both characters to create an entirely new world. bluflamingo's prose is rich, yet spare and she has a masterful touch with the meaningful details that really are god in fiction.
She’s always liked women more than men, the way that foreplay is part of sex, the feel of another woman’s breasts rubbing against hers, the way touching slides seamlessly, endlessly, into fucking.
I think that might be my new sig line. *g*

Hey Baby, Let's Go to Pegasus by [livejournal.com profile] medie is Sam Carter/Laura Cadman, M. [livejournal.com profile] medie uses the 'alien aphrodisiac' and 'forced marriage' prompts and, well, has a hell of a lot of hot fun with them.
A bunch of random recs from a bunch of fandoms. Mostly fluff with a bit of angst and (of course) sex thrown in for good measure.

SGA recs:
different enough by [livejournal.com profile] quasiradiant is weir/keller, PG. This is lovely and hurt/comfort , which is one of my major kinks plus its quasiradiant so...srsly. Do I even have to review this? It's somewhat fluffy believe it or not. And beautiful. Go read. Lighten up your day.

With the Cost Not Counted by [livejournal.com profile] havocthecat is Weir/Heightmeyer, Mature. Another beautiful fic. This one moves from Earth back to Atlantis and deals with all of the emotional fallout that goes along with starting a relationship in a time of transition and turmoil. Great stuff!

CSI
Summer Storm by [livejournal.com profile] so_wicked is Sara/Sofia, PG-13. A short stream-of-consciousness from Sofia's POV during/after she is shot. Finally, rain . Also check out [livejournal.com profile] so_wicked's Perfume for more fluffy, Sassy goodness!

Murder in Suburbia
Murder in Suburbia by [livejournal.com profile] trancer21 (??!) is Ash/Scribbs, Pg-13 and it's totally and completely hilarious fluff...from trancer. Did hell freeze over while I wasn't looking? Not that trancer can't write anything she wants, but I'm used to scorching hot PWP. But I loved this!

Birthday Blues by [livejournal.com profile] kjaneway is ASh/Scribbs, PG-13. This is a wonderfully sweet and well-written piece that alternates between Ash and Sullivan(it works believe it or not!)'s POV to reveal the blossoming relationship between the two women. Beautifully done.

South of Nowhere (RPS)
Fait Accompli by [livejournal.com profile] jengrrrl is actually Gabrielle/Mandy, NC-17. This short fic manages to be all kinds of hot AND fluffy at the same time. I love the way Jengrrl writes. Great description and dialog, nothing overdone.


Next post will be an enormous Xena rec in honor of [livejournal.com profile] ralst's Xena Month!

SGA

Jun. 1st, 2007 09:53 pm
So I was pretty much blown away by the fic generated by [livejournal.com profile] sg_femslash's Elizabeth Weir ficathon . It's all good. I have more pretties...I just don't have any time.

SGA

May. 13th, 2007 06:13 pm
Um, I know I'm horrible. I don't even watch this show, but it inspires such INCREDIBLE FIC!!!

The Luxury of Time by [livejournal.com profile] muppetmanda is Cadman/Weir, Mature. This is the first in a series of short, dreamysexy stories that tell the story of Cadman and Weir on earth trying to understand what they mean to each other after Atlantis.

Stops Along the Way by [livejournal.com profile] amatia is Teyla/Elizabeth, Mature. Again, back on earth and another wonderful story told in quick vignettes.

when the war is over by [livejournal.com profile] lilysaid is Teyla/Sora, Mature. This is a beautifully written story of politics and love. Teyla is wonderfully drawn trying to ignore her feelings for Sora and lilysaid creates a compelling and mysterious past for the two of them that complicates...well everything, in the best possible way.

Happily Ever After by [livejournal.com profile] queenzulu is Teyla/Sora, R. Another achingly beautiful fic for this pairing that seems to inspire nothing less.

Cultural Exchange by [livejournal.com profile] quasiradiant is Teyla/Elizabeth, Very Mature. The item of exchange would be a strap-on. This would be a beautifully written PWP/booty call. Enjoy!

Also, PWP and scorchinghot is [livejournal.com profile] jennyo's The Girl From Outer Space, Cadman/Addison, Very Mature, Grey's Anatomy/SGA crossover crack!
This is Addison's attempt to stop screwing the help, part six.

Xena, SG-A

Apr. 14th, 2007 08:18 pm
Sorry, it's been a hell of a week. Here are a few recs to keep you occupied until I get my brain back.

[livejournal.com profile] ralst recced this fic on her site, part of the Epic Proportions ficfest and I was truly amazed:
A Place Called Home by [livejournal.com profile] muppetmanda is SG-A, Cadman/Weir, NC-17. Cadman and Weir are captured by the Wraith and forced to work in the mines as slaves while their teammates mount a desperate search to find them. Posing as partners in order to stay together they have to fight more than the Wraith in order to survive. It's a wonderful story with action and a romance that builds slowly and quietly. Also, Cadman gets to kick some serious ass!

Xena ubers:
Redemption by Susanne Beck (Sword 'n Quill), NC-17, uber. This novel-length fic is set in a prison and is a VERY engaging story with well-drawn characters who feel like Xena and Gabrielle despite the very different, very modern setting. More importantly, Beck doesn't give us a cliched account of prison life. This feels real and that means violence and foul language ahead, people. This is prison, not kindergarten. I'm trying to remember who recced Sword 'n Quill to me and I can't frickin' remember. If it was you (you know who you are), shout.

The Speed of the Beat of my Heart by Michal Salat and Joann Muscolo is NC-17, BDSM, WIP also beware some mild drug use (pot) if that sort of thing squicks. First, let me say WOW! This fic took me completely by surprise. It's not really a novel (despite the novel length), it's more of a profound character/relationship study that is absolutely absorbing and addictive. Good girl poet/professor/bottom Harper meets bad girl/dealer/top Adrian and nothing will ever be the same again. This is still a work in progress, but there's so much of it already that you won't be disappointed. Really, I can't say enough for this fic. It's a truly stunning piece of work that is absolutely true to the characters. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] ein_myria for the rec again!
So [livejournal.com profile] ein_myria suggested that we go through our rec lists and find recs that fit each cliche and/or link to any fics that may fit the strict criteria of the [livejournal.com profile] alien_altars challenge. Of course, I'm all over that. think of it as, um, inspiration all you cliche ficcers;

About to die, must have hot sex

Like You Really Like It by Xena's Little Bitch is Xena/Gabrielle, Mature, impending apocalypse...again.

Aliens made us do it
Upset, Upended, and Upgraded is SG-1, Pink Rabbit. Also from the SG-1 fandom is Another Sip of Wine by JSwrdsmth.

Amnesia
I just recced two Xena fics by Ella Quince that met this criteria and there's also Purest Love by Seana James.

Bound by Bailey B, J/7, Voyager. There's also Symphony Twisted also J/7.

There is No Fucking in Hades by [livejournal.com profile] mirabile_dictu is SGA, Teyla/Elizabeth, NC-17 and if I haven't recced this already I should have. It's EXQUISITE!

Je me souviens by [livejournal.com profile] queen_zulu is Buffy/Faith, mature.

In the SGA fandom a standout from [livejournal.com profile] alien_altars: Fade Out to Black by [livejournal.com profile] bluflamingo 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 by [livejournal.com profile] lilysaid is Teyla/Sora, Mature.


Aphrodisiacs/Sex pollen
from the Xena fandom there's The Enchantment by friction.

Daring by Blaze is SG-1, Sam/Janet.

Caught masturbating
The 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 [livejournal.com profile] 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 warmth
Insomnia


Jealousy
Family 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
ugh!
eta okay, I've changed my mind. You MUST check out [livejournal.com profile] 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)
I think SG-1 pretty much pwns this category. As One by Harriet has an alternate Janet coming back.
and Everything 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.

16 Hours by Bailey B, J/7, Voyager.

Pregnancy (hey,women can get pregnant too)
[livejournal.com profile] wizened_cynic's Alex/Lorelei fpreg Rosemary, Rosemary over in the [livejournal.com profile] bun_in_oven comm devoted to that strange fic creature known as fpreg.

That Unfamiliar Activity by Xena's Little Bitch is Xena, Mature.

Slave fic
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 Penumbra
The Gift by Megan O'Brien is uber.
The Gift by Carola "Ryûchan" Eriksson is PG-13 and turns the tables making Xena the slave.

Telepathy/Soulbond
Tether 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, etc
A Moment of Truth by Curiositee is Xena, Mature.

Undercover as a prostitute
I got nothing. sorry.

Undercover as lovers or a married couple
Chicago 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 by [livejournal.com profile] muppetmanda is SGA, Weir/Cadman, Mature.

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.


Voyuerism


We almost died, must have hot sex
Near Miss by Meghan O'Brien is Xena, uber, Mature (of course!).


Yenta


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...

SGA

Apr. 17th, 2006 10:28 pm
Yes, I know. My first ever SGA rec. But this is really not my fandom and I'm afraid to venture in. Until [livejournal.com profile] thrace_ recced this so hard I couldn't help myself.

the trouble you're in, by [livejournal.com profile] lilysaid is Teyla/Sora, R. And it really is one of those fics that transcends canon and fandom. I know I'm not getting a lot of the canon references, but it doesn't matter. [livejournal.com profile] lilysaid does such remarkable things with the characters, the story, and the language that I really don't care that I'm missing.

...and Teyla is caught by a wave of sympathy for the girl, who feels so deeply and struggles so violently against every obstacle, and yet is always left on the wrong side of victory.

This fic is so complex and emotionally intricate and just...yeah. There is nothing easy or simple about it. And staying in Teyla's clipped, painfully honest voice for so long, so consistently is a remarkable achievement in itself even without the fantastic sentence-level writing. It's truly wonderful.

And this reminds me why I love fanfic so much: because it goes so far beyond the 2-dimensionality of canon and creates an incredible emotional backstory. These are the real characters - the real Alex, Olivia, Teyla, Starbuck, Roslin, Faith, Willow, etc. They're all in fanfic. For me anyway. Fuck canon.

Also, [livejournal.com profile] trancer21...I"m working those mega-recs. Promise. ;)

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