Recs – 6 Jan 2011

Another batch of my reading. Since this one includes a “not off AO3” item, I’ll do that one in the old style, simply so that it’s done in some way consistent to something. This means there are two ways of doing things, and I’ll place all the “old style” entries at the top, and all the AO3 styled entries at the bottom.


Psych

  • Heaven or the Highway Out of Town by barstool rodeo
    Pysch (Shawn/Lassiter)
    R: Slash, Rated higher than it deserves (Kitsu thinks it’s PG-13)
    After getting shot and having to shoot a suspect, Shawn hits the road but he’s not going to do it alone. Somewhat angsty, mildly funny in places.
    (This links the final chapter, which is the only one with links to all the others)

3 a.m. (5705 words) by faviconclumsyghost
Fandom: The Big Bang Theory
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings, Major Character Death
Relationships: Sheldon Cooper/Leonard Hofstadter
Characters: Leonard Hofstadter, Sheldon Cooper, OC – Character
Summary:

Five years after the death of his wife, Leonard is reluctant to move on. Sheldon, however, is more than ready.

Bookmarker’s Notes:

Because I found this one to be a fun little romp with quality character development.


The Texan Revelation (2595 words) by faviconclumsyghost
Fandom: The Big Bang Theory
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sheldon Cooper/Leonard Hofstadter
Characters: Leonard Hofstadter, Sheldon Cooper, Mary Cooper
Summary:

Mrs. Cooper deals with news about her son’s relationship with his friend.

Bookmarker’s Notes:

Just strait up cuteness. I like cuteness.


July Fourth (999 words) by faviconclumsyghost
Fandom: The Big Bang Theory
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Sheldon Cooper/Leonard Hofstadter
Summary:

Sheldon and Leonard spend the Fourth of July in Texas.

Bookmarker’s Notes:

Sickly sweet and exactly what I wanted to read last night!


Fic prompts #2 and #4 (821 words) by faviconkaihire
Fandom: Captain America (2011), Captain America, Captain America (Comics), The Avengers (2012), Avengers (Comic), Iron Man (Movies), Iron Man (Comic)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark
Characters: Steve Rogers, Tony Stark
Summary:

Prompts: sobakunorozu answered: Something cute and fluffy
icantstandmeno answered: Steve buys Tony a puppy. 😕

These were both short and sweet, so I hope you guys don’t mind that I combined them!

Bookmarker’s Notes:

Just plain fun. A little silly, but not outlandishly so. Very well done.


Buoyancy (3247 words) by faviconclumsyghost
Fandom: Big Bang Theory
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sheldon Cooper/Leonard Hofstadter
Summary:

Leonard confronts Sheldon about his fear of swimming.

Bookmarker’s Notes:

An entertaining character growth and relationship fix.


Learn to Play (1195 words) by faviconArtAngst
Fandom: Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings, No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Richard B. Riddick/Vaako
Characters: Richard B. Riddick, Vaako
Summary:

Riddick tries to get Vaako to have some fun. Vaako is mostly unamused. Mostly.

Bookmarker’s Notes:

A fun alternate look at Riddick and Vaako.


The Way Home (16713 words) by faviconelfin
Fandom: Fast and the Furious Series
Rating: Mature
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Brian O’Conner/Dominic Toretto
Characters: Brian O’Conner, Dominic Toretto, Mia Toretto, Vince, Leon (Fast and the Furious)
Summary:

The team rescues Dom from the prison bus and head south. On the road, everything changes.

Bookmarker’s Notes:

Great character development and very well written.


The Tea and Sympathy Alternative (3128 words) by faviconconcupiscence66
Fandom: Big Bang Theory
Rating: Explicit
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sheldon Cooper/Leonard Hofstadter
Characters: Sheldon Cooper, Leonard Hofstadter, Rajesh Koothrappali, Howard Wolowitz
Summary:

Leonard is moping and Sheldon does some research on the internet. Hard core smut, hard core Sheldon being Sheldon.

Bookmarker’s Notes:

Pure smut and yet completely in character. Color me impressed.


Recommendations – Week of 5 June 2011

This is not everything I read, just those things that stick out and I consider work retaining a record of. Things I think others should read, too.

 

Avengers

  • Thirst by Velithya
    (Steve/Tony)
    PG: Slash, Blood, Vampires
    I’m a sucker for a good vampire story, and while this one doesn’t get into the hows and whyfors, it certainly puts a character you wouldn’t expect to in a vampire situation.

 

Natruto

  • Ties That Bind by Miko no Da
    (Kiba/Neiji)
    R: Slash, Mild Hurt/Comfort
    Decidedly fun story in which Neiji and Kiba become bound by a jutsu and learn not only to tolerate each other, but to appreciate each other.

 

Trigun

  • Fait Accompli by MissJinny
    (Vash/Wolfwood)
    R: Slash, Violence, Hurt/Comfort
    Wolfwood dosen’t die. I don’t feel like more needs saying. Certain episodes of the show just happen to be above my notice.
  • Sweating Bullets by Tenshi
    (Vash/Wolfwood)
    NC-17: Slash, Hurt/Comfort
    Improvised medical services followed by debauchery