Okay, so I've never seen an ep of All My Children. That's never stopped me from reccing fic before, so I gave [livejournal.com profile] dreiser's fic a chance and I'm so glad I did.

A Thousand Glimpses by [livejournal.com profile] dreiser is a WIP, All My Children, Bianca/Reese, eventually Mature. This fic is taking its own very sweet time with the romance of Bianca and Reese, making the most of vivid details and long, drawn-out moments of connection that just feel so right. If you're in the mood for a long, lovely romance, this is the fic for you. If you liked [livejournal.com profile] dreiser's HP fic, Crazy Little Things (Hermione/Luna, long past the age of consent), you'll definitely enjoy this. The two are similar in their wistful, dreamy romance.

Also, it seems that I rec'ed a flocked fic ([livejournal.com profile] theholyinnocent's Corona Kid), but she has since posted and edited version of Part 1 to [livejournal.com profile] passion_perfect: The Adventures of La Carmichaela and the Corona Kid (Director's Cut), Part I . I guess we'll all have to wait for Part 2? *le sigh*
Just in case anyone missed these incredible intertwined fics over at [livejournal.com profile] passion_perfect:

Happy Halloween and The Gambler by [livejournal.com profile] heathers are meant to be companion pieces to [livejournal.com profile] theholyinnocent's The Adventures of La Carmichaela and the Corona Kid and all three are from the rare-pairing, Law and Order, SVU, Abbie/Olivia, Mature. Yes, I have an Angie Harmon...enthusiasm. And these two writers clearly share my enthusiasm obsession as does their usually confused, but hopelessly hooked Olivia who's barely hanging on for this Texas-tinged ride. Sexy and sultry with brilliant moments of LOL humor, these are fantastic interludes full of rich details and characterization... and Angie Harmon. Enjoy!
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.
A few recs between papers and exams:

First, Xena:
The Pappas Journals I and II by Elaine Sutherland is Mature, Mel/Janice. Someone recommended this to me long ago ([livejournal.com profile] theholyinnocent? [livejournal.com profile] adastranot?) and it was well-worth the wait. This story is exquisite and powerful. This is a darker Mel/Janice with hints of sunlight. Told from Mel's POV, it takes these two from war-torn, besieged Athens into the Hell of Nazi Germany. I'll admit, I cried my eyes out over this one. Beautiful and haunting, incredibly well-written, with subtle, deft touches of the Bard's ancient Greek in translation. And what she does with the scrolls is...inspired. I'm totally floored. All hail Elaine Sutherland!

Then on to SVU and LAO:
24 Frames by [livejournal.com profile] theholyinnocent is Mature, Alex/Olivia. [livejournal.com profile] wizened_cynic reminded me that this fic was absolutely exquisite and needed to be recced. It's Alex and Olivia told in quick, breathless vignettes. Beautiful.

Four Things Serena Southerlyn Never Said by [livejournal.com profile] fewthistle is Serena/of, Mature. Fewthistle's back! And working her usual miracles with underdeveloped characters. Her Serena has soul and depth and the writing as always is hauntingly lovely.

Misc/RPF?
Lamplighter by [livejournal.com profile] theholyinnocent is Harper Lee (from Capote played by the glorious Katherine Keener)/OF and it's Mature. [livejournal.com profile] theholyinnocent didn't know whether to characterize this as RPF or fanfic and I'm not sure either, but for anyone with a Harper Lee fixation or a Keener one, this is the fic for you. It has [livejournal.com profile] theholyinnocent's usual gorgeous prose and a few scenes from the life of a master storyteller who only wrote one novel. Also, I'm a sucker for Southerners transplanted to the big bad City...because I was one once.

I know, I promised fluff and I delivered the heavy. Again. Sorry. You'd think with all of this work I'd want something light, but, no. *sigh* Fluff soon.
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...
I don't normally do this, but I just noticed that a novel-length fic I recced LOOOOOOOOOONG ago won a place in the Royal Academy of Bards Hall of Fame even though it's not a Xena fic. At. All.

And Playing the Role of Herself by dabkey is hard to define. It's sort of an RPF Olivia/Abbie, Mariska/Angie Harmon and it's definitely NC-17. This fic is LOL funny with fantastic characterization and a really interesting story centered around two actresses on a TV procedural that looks an awful lot like LAO/SVU. The most surprising thing about this fic is how knowledgeable this writer is about the actual workings of TV production. They either work in some way in the entertainment industry or did some serious research. It's not all glamour and press shots, people. It's back-to-back 18 hour days shooting in the rain. My one problem with this fic is that it suffers a little from that romance-novel-writing trap that looks a lot like lesbian DRAMA. WAY too many contrived and coincidental obstacles in the way of their relationship. But it really is worth all the melodrama for this incredibly enjoyable and well-written fic.

ETA [livejournal.com profile] ralst tells me that this story is actually going to be published, which doesn't surprise me at all. It's much better than a lot of the 'romance' novels on the market.

Also, if anyone knows dabkey's LJ persona, please let me know so I can properly credit her.

And check out the other great and usually very long fics in the Royal Academy's Hall of Fame. It's a great way to get into the Xena fandom. And got to their incredibly helpful reviews. I don't agree with all of them, but they're on the money a lot of the time and it's unbelievably useful if you're trying to get started or keep up with the overwhelming amount of Xena fic out there. Make sure you keep clicking back to previous review pages for the full effect.

Also, speaking of novel-length fics, [livejournal.com profile] thrace_'s PG-13 crack!fic uber Sydney/Rachel in StarWars!verse has reached it's dramatic conclusion. This is sweeping, epic space opera with a lezzie Sydney Jedi Master. It just doesn't get any better. :)
Go leave the love. For both of these great writers!!
So, I asked for recs and I received. [livejournal.com profile] sravenk sent me to [livejournal.com profile] coolbyrne's site to read Out of Context, Olivia Benson/Nikki Wade, 18+. This was a real treat. It's so difficult to get crossovers right -- familiar characters in unfamiliar universes interacting with strangers -- but [livejournal.com profile] coolbyrne really gets it right. And more than that. This is a wonderfully paced full-fledged story that covers all its bases and manages flawless characterization (not to mention, dialogue!!!!). Olivia at sea and swimming in Larkhall works on so many levels as do the other familiar faces (the Julies, Denny, and Yvonne are all present). The dialog is right out of an ep of Bad Girls. Plus, [livejournal.com profile] coolbyrne Makes Them Make Out! and more.

Just checked [livejournal.com profile] ralst's P&P and Out of Context, Part 1 is up there too without the distracting formatting problems (? instead of ") of the first two parts on [livejournal.com profile] coolbyrne's site (this might just be an issue for Firefox users like me).

Hmmm, maybe I should start my own challenge, a Pimp Challenge. Pimp me your favorite stories and...well, I don't have any prizes, but, um, I'll squee over you?

ETA [livejournal.com profile] cabenson reminds me that if you're looking for more Bad Girls fic, check out [livejournal.com profile] the_pottingshed

Crack!fic

Apr. 20th, 2006 05:20 pm
Apparently, end of the semester=crack!fic time. *looks up* thank you ghod...or, yunno, whatever's up there.

Fragments Of Lines Written On The Bathroom Walls In Ten Different Fandoms by [livejournal.com profile] fox1013 should come with a warning label because it's so damn funny you may soil yourself. Or spit food. Or something potentially damaging to furniture and/or equipment.
My favorite is from
"05. Watcher's Council Headquarters, Rome, third floor"

Faith is a slut!!!
Faith, stop writing that.

but they're all so LMAO you might just hurt yourself.

also,

[livejournal.com profile] thrace_ is writing a Star Wars uber Alias (what?) Sydney/Rachel, Mature that hits all my kinks: action, romance, and hot chicks with light sabers kicking ass. Episode I and Episode II so far. Warning: WIP.

and crack!tastic for entirely different reasons, [livejournal.com profile] trancer21's Business or Pleasure is SVU/CSI Alex Cabot/Sara Sidle, NC-17. [livejournal.com profile] trancer21 does wonderful things with language, plot, incredibly evocative rapid-fire scenes and imagery to tell a fantastically hot and complex story in 1808 words. Plus, Sara/Alex!! Apparently Witness Protection takes Ms. Cabot all over the country, putting her in contact with so many hotties. But seriously, this is a fantastic read. And FINALLY kickass takemattersintoherownhands Alex returns!
Apparently Alex/Lorelai is the new crack.

if this should be, send me a little word by [livejournal.com profile] wizened_cynic is Alex/Lorelai, PG-13 and it's a wonderful antidote to Convictions even if it isn't Alex/Olivia. The writing is so strong and [livejournal.com profile] wizened_cynic is a master of show don't tell. Despite the light, airy tone of the fic, it covers some incredibly deep emotional ground.
Okay, not that I'm complaining (because I'm SO not), but could someone please explain where all of the Alex/Lorelai is coming from? I mean, I'm thankful because it's generating some truly wonderful fic, but...Alex/Lorelai?! I know there's a story in the birthplace of this odd pairing. But it is sort of perfect. I mean, of course, Alex would end up in Stars Hollow for Witness Protection. Wouldn't she?

No Frontiers by [livejournal.com profile] rysler PG-13 and Behind the Drawn Shade (which is a wild look at their relationship that begins at a performance of Wicked in NYC) and Queen of Sheba which is very Adult. I read these because they were [livejournal.com profile] rysler because my favorite writers can almost always convince me to try an odd pairing. I was completely surprised at what a good fit this crossover pairing is. It's quirky and odd with wry and clever humor and plenty of room for angst -- this is Alex in WP, running for her life after all.

The Curious Incident of the Chick at Easter-time by [livejournal.com profile] wizened_cynic in [livejournal.com profile] even_angels_ is Alex/Lorelai, PG-13? This fic does a wonderful job with the characterization and witty dialog. It reminds me of the strongest of SVU writing (not fanfic, the actual TV writing, specifically that ep with the murdered Tibetan woman and the foot fetishist -- w/Ilyana Douglas!) and the small amount of quirky GG that I've seen:
Sometimes I just want to hold your hand in public. That's all. I'm not asking for anything else. I know it's hard for you because you're from Iowa, and they don't have enough funding to teach people how to express their feelings in Iowa, since they spent all their money buying vowels for the name of their state.
See, Gilmore Girls, meets Alex in hiding. Brilliant!

Please let me know of any other Alex/Lorelai fic out there.

Also, I know I still owe a huge BSG mega-rec as well as a new SVU mega-rec and VMars. Soon...

eta Okay, [livejournal.com profile] kennedyismyhero tells me that Alex/Lorelai springs from a conversation she had with [livejournal.com profile] wizened_cynic in which they "talked about all the places SVU-Alex went while in Witness Protection, I suggested County General (ER) and somehow she got stuck on Stars Hollow. It mutated from there..."

Also, via [livejournal.com profile] thatfangirl, [livejournal.com profile] wizened_cynic has an entire site devoted to her Alex/Lorelai...'obsession' is a strong word, isn't it? We'll call in an 'enthusiasm'.

and [livejournal.com profile] rysler points to another really wonderfully bittersweet and LOL funny [livejournal.com profile] wizened_cynic A/L fic the truth, and cheesecake. [livejournal.com profile] wizened_cynic makes the best of this pairing, finding a way to bring in Alex's sadness and loneliness in WP, while finding a ridiculously charming partner to lighten things up...and drive her completely insane.
[livejournal.com profile] rysleralso points out that I have the wrong link to "Queen of Sheba", so I've corrected that. I hope. Sorry...
Where in the hell did this Barek/Eames pairing come from?!?! It has just exploded all over my flist all of a sudden. And I'm grateful, very grateful. But confused. I don't watch L&O: CI, so I know absolutely nothing about this pairing in canon, except the part about hot chicks with guns and gold shields. And that's all I have to know really. Still. Is Barek a new addition. All I know about L&O: CI is that I hate I hate D'Onofrio's emo!genius character so I don't watch.

Guns & Microscopes keeps delivering the goodies to my flist:

the circumstance of fired shots by [livejournal.com profile] quasiradiant, Barek/Eames, R.. I'm lazy tonight, so I'll just quote what I wrote in quasi's comments, 'cause really, that's all I need to say: "There is something so 'exquisitely' (there's that word again) quiet and understated about your work. I feel like I"m holding my breath because any sound I make could drown out your words. It creates this incredible tension that runs under and around the actual narrative. In other words, you don't have to write and describe action-packed scenes in order to keep me on the edge of my seat. Just describing the itch of the medical tape and the multi-colored lotion bottles is enough. You turn the everyday into moments full of power and potential.
and your language:
You look up, and her face is really close to yours, and when she looks at you, you both freeze there. She swallows, and you can hear it.

"I'm a little wounded, here," you whisper.


GAH! can you tell I have a HUGE litcrush on quasi? no. it's totally not obvious. really.

Another fantastic fic from that I JUST found the time to read:
Not So Soft by [livejournal.com profile] tremblingmoon is Alex/Olivia, R. I'm such a sucker for post-Loss fic and this one makes all of my Alex/Olivia dreams come true.Again, I'm being lazy tonight, so I'll just mirror what I said in comments to this fic, [livejournal.com profile] tremblingmoon does wonders with Alex's character, bringing her back from Witness Protection not completely intact and very much marked by the years she's been away. In fact that's one of the best things about this fic, the way the writer conveys the passage of time so effectively. It's such a tricky thing to do without resorting to obvious tricks, but tmoon does it with grace. Also, this line should tell you everything you need to know:
Helping her pack only a week ago, the young agents smiled at her kindly when they spoke, bright faces open and encouraging, like the words “friends” and “settle” and “life” were still part of her vocabulary. Like the syntax of affection, of safety, of comfort was something she hadn’t struggled for two years to forget.

Go. Give the Love to these great authors and the writers I haven't even gotten to yet. So much ficathon goodness, so little time. :)
See, this is why there aren't as many recs lately. 'Cause the ficathons are killing me with the good. For serious. I don't know if it's the nature of the 'thons, the mods (who deserve at least 90% of the credit and 100% of the femslash love), or the pressure of deadline, but the ficathons are producing nothing but good and often spectacular. Possibly, it's that many of my favorite writers are typically involved, or maybe it's the pressure of knowing you're writing a story for another incredible writer. Whatever it is, please ghod, don't ever let it stop.

Anything on [livejournal.com profile] femslash_minis EVER, [livejournal.com profile] femslash06 which makes me squee with joy and also squirm with stress, and now there's guns & microscopes
I haven't made it through all or many of these hot chicks with guns, but the first two I read were worth sitting my ass down on a Friday night when I should be out celebrating the fact that I quit today (woohoo!). I hate to even rec single stories from a ficathon because they're all good, so consider this a little taste of the bigger buffet of femslashtic goodness.

The Phone Rang by [livejournal.com profile] joran, Alex/Olivia, PG-13. [livejournal.com profile] joran's Alex and Olivia are women - bitter, fucked up and...distant. Really wonderful characterization. Alex is dealing with her dying mother but this isn't some overemotional, crying Alex. This is ice queen, jaded, bitter Alex. And Olivia is there for her the only way she knows how. This was exactly what I was looking for tonight: hot, complicated women in law enforcement.

and

the clean horse of our courage by [livejournal.com profile] omiceti, Barek/Eames, (L&O Criminal Intent), NC-17. Mira's fic is soooooo sexy on so many levels. From scene level down to the individual word choice, [livejournal.com profile] omiceti is teh hawt. All of the details, mismatched bra and panties, partially shaved legs, to the yes and no back and forth of a straight women trying to deal with her first time of a woman' are so fucking true.

you think about them wrapped around the handle of her Glock, think about the little shit she and Logan popped today, about how he wanted to kill her. About blood everywhere, Barek’s animated blood spilling in flat, matte crimson across the computer screen, and you can’t breathe.

You would have cared. You would have cared.


But it's all good at guns & microscopes so go, check it out. More fic arriving every minute. What is it about chicks with guns? And microscopes?

SVU

Jan. 11th, 2006 09:51 am
Sickly so this is a quickie:

[livejournal.com profile] omiceti's glorious and haunting, One Hundred Things That Might Have Happened, Alex/Olivia, R, is up on LJ and recently updated. To recap, this is a series of mind-blowingly well-crafted drabbles (yes, I know, and I don't do drabbles:) set in a non-linear framework. Omiceti is a master of characterization and she captures moments that feel like fragments of memory. And, like memory, they vary from important moments to the trivial, giving them all an incredible resonance. Nothing here feels unimportant. Even the most trivial event feels like a potentially critical clue.

SVU

Dec. 22nd, 2005 01:23 pm
Objects in the Mirror by cgb (aka [livejournal.com profile] mandysbitch) is Alex/Olivia, Mature. This is one of those fics that feels real. Alex and Olivia are real women, with real insecurities and real jobs that require a great deal of their time and energy. Their lives are complicated and so is their relationship or lack thereof. I've said this before but it's so nice to see these two written as complicated adults.

Olivia is real. Not a phase or a fashion.

Clearly she's talking about Butchy McFabulous, not Oliska.

eta - if you know cgb and s/he has an LJ, please comment and let me know so I can credit this writer properly (and search for more of their fic :).

update - [livejournal.com profile] projectjulie informs me that cgb is actually [livejournal.com profile] mandysbitch so I'm changing the original post.

SVU

Dec. 12th, 2005 02:42 pm
via suckeredin and lovetheshallow (I think) on the TWoP boards some incredible new SVU fic. All Alex/Olivia:

One Hundred Things that Might Have Happened by Mira. Alex/Olivia, Mira. A series of short drabbles that form a non-linear and completely arresting story. It isn't finished yet, but that shouldn't stop you. This is an exceptional piece of writing and it's like piecing together a beautifully sculpted puzzle. Plus, lines like this:

It feels nice, this heat between her legs. Innocent, like a crush. Almost like normal, almost like she can want someone without feeling like a perp.

Also by Mira, an incredible (and complete!) Loss fic, The Summary of Errors that will break your fucking heart.

Mira is the new black. :)

remember, feedback=teh love so please leave it for these incredible writers.

SVU

Nov. 26th, 2005 12:20 pm
Wow, so much fic going on right now. So many WIPs I'm following until they're finalized and WTF's going on with LJ Comments?!?!!? If you're wondering why I haven't responded to comments or to your fic, it's because I can't. LJ has the big hate-on for me lately. Not getting email alerts to new comments and it takes about an hour for me to post comments. For real.

I know everyone's pining for A/O and although this probably only counts halfway, [livejournal.com profile] giantessmess's Obsession, Alex/Olivia and Alex/Casey, R is a haunted and haunting beautiful story and a complete head trip. Writer's warnings: Angst, some violence, darkfic, supernatural themes. Apologies to Casey fans. It's not what you think. Not even close...

Warning to [livejournal.com profile] ralst and other A/O OTP shippers: probably not A/O enough for your tastes.

SVU

Nov. 16th, 2005 10:43 am
I'm sure this isn't news to the SVU fans but Mariska Hargitay Lesbian Rumors Return. Queer Day even names Mariska's alleged girlfriend (Kelly Miller) and says she played a rape victim in a recent ep.

BDSM

Sep. 15th, 2005 01:43 pm
I'm sure some of you have noticed a glaring omission in my recs -- BDSM, non-con, darkfic, and hardcore. And by BDSM I do not mean olivia tying alex's hands to the bedpost. I mean the serious stuff. You know, the stuff that exists beyond PWP in that space where there's violence, very little to no emotional content, and/or... I think I'm wading into a semantic morass here. help.

Semantics aside, there is some beautifully written BDSM and hardcore fic out there that I'm ignoring because it's just not my kink. No judgments, no moral issues here, I just don't like reading it. That simple. And I'm not going to make myself read something just because I should. Femslash should never be broccoli.

So, if any of you femslashy writers and pimps have recs to the harder stuff in any fandom, let me know and I'll post the links or point to your LJ so that the non-vanilla types can get their kink on. Gracias.

eta [livejournal.com profile] thelastgoodname,broccoli lover and ficpimp extraordinaire, reminds me that she recs bdsm and darkfic when she can find it. And that [livejournal.com profile] hp_girlslash features a good bit of it, including one last weekend. But don't just go to her LJ for the bdsm, all of her recs are the good stuff. The REALLY good stuff.

also ETA [livejournal.com profile] slcadet reminds me that maybe I do like some BDSM after all. Maybe the issue is that I'm just less willing to read not-so-good BDSM fic to find the good. How did she accomplish this? by pointing me to a fic I'd loved and lost, [livejournal.com profile] trancer21's Switch at Passion & Perfection (where else?). Alex/Olivia, NC-17 explores the math problem: what if two tops meet and fall for each other? okay, maybe it's not a math problem although there is definitely physics (and politics) involved. [livejournal.com profile] slcadet also has BDSM fic and recs on her own LJ (which I have yet to read) and has even co-authored a recent addition to the SVU fandom, Hidden Agenda, Alex/Olivia, BDSM, NC-17.
Yes, it's crossover Wednesday here at [insert name of the week]. These two center on the SVUniverse:

I know I'm not supposed to rec WIPs, but I can't help myself. [livejournal.com profile] zennie's fic is just too addictive, plus, I'm hoping that more readers will bother her to update faster. Between Love and Hate is olivia/sara sidle (csi) Mature? Olivia's taken a leave of absence to work in Vegas (what?! it's no more ridiculous than most SVU plots) and meets up/clashes with a difficult coworker in CSI. Hotness ensues.

Untitled Jordan WIP from [livejournal.com profile] heathers, olivia/jordan, Very Mature. Jordan's in NYC trying to find herself and Olivia volunteers to help. The characterization in this is just pitch-perfect. Jordan is especially well drawn, right down to the signature gestures and speech patterns. This fic has really stuck with me. And, yes, heathers, we would like to see more of this although I think it stands on its own.

also, from [livejournal.com profile] heathers check out The Myth of Closure olivia/abbie, Very Mature. So it's only technically a crossover, but....More great characterization and a complex relationship between two incredibly hot and difficult women.

more SVU

Aug. 30th, 2005 02:53 pm
A truly beautiful piece of fic from [livejournal.com profile] quasiradiant, the fictions we manufacture. Olivia/Casey, R.
This isn't sweet or fluffy, it's difficult and complicated and just wonderful. This Olivia is damaged and [livejournal.com profile] quasiradiant doesn't take the easy way out. The most striking thing about this fic is the nice contrast between the painful story and the beauty of the writing. Makes for some incredible tension on every level of the story.


But she gave those things up a long time ago, and now she's got Olivia instead. Olivia's a sun with no light, Olivia's got her own kind of gravity, and Casey's long since learned not to struggle.




Also, I really shouldn't have to say this, but everything posted here is my opinion. If you don't like a particular pairing, please don't read it! If you don't agree with my very subjective taste in fic, start your own reccing LJ. Please. There aren't enough femslash pimp sites in the world and the more (and different!) POVs the better -- to my mind anyway.

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