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Babylon 5: City of Sorrow, City of Peace by Marie_L
Summary: A thousand years ago in the previous Shadow war, Jeffrey Sinclair must navigate the mythic Valen of the history books, versus the reality of the Minbari society before him.
Reccer's Notes: Jeffrey Sinclair (aka Valen) is interspecies all by himself; in canon, he uses a Vorlon device to completely change his body to make himself Minbari and travels back in time to become Valen, the greatest hero of Minbari history who saved them from the shadows. This is a story about what it was like for him, "a Minbari not born of Minbari," and it's one of my favorites.
fandom:babylon.5  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:jeffrey.sinclair  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:marie_l  theme:interspecies.stories  theme:time.loops  theme:time.travel  reccer:beatrice_otter 
february 2018 by fancake
Mass Effect: Variations on a Theme, with Tank and Gunfire by servantofclio
Summary: Shepard finds herself reliving the last few years, from finding the beacon on Eden Prime to the battle for Earth. Again, and again, and again. How much can she change? How much should she change?
Reccer's Notes: Look at those themes, look at them. You know you wanna read it ;D
fandom:mass.effect  pairing:female.shepard/garrus.vakarian  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:servantofclio  theme:time.loops  theme:time.travel  theme:established.relationship  theme:established.relationship.with.plot  theme:interspecies.pairings  theme:fix-it  reccer:imogeneherdman 
january 2018 by fancake
Labyrinth: Beltane Night by Tara1189
Summary: The eve of Sarah's twenty-first birthday falls on the night of Beltane, a night when the borders between the physical and magical world become blurred, and a certain Goblin King reappears with an offer to renew, and won't be taking no for an answer…
Reccer's Notes: This is an older rec that I recently reacquainted myself with. It's still very readable, and the ending packs a great punch. Don't click the spoiler theme just read iiiiittt.
fandom:labyrinth  pairing:jareth/sarah.williams  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:tara1189  theme:amnesty  theme:small.fandoms  theme:time.loops  reccer:imogeneherdman  theme:time.travel 
august 2017 by fancake
Stargate Atlantis: "Wit's End" by greyias
Summary: "Trust me, Colonel, when I do finally snap, I assure you, it's not going to be a pretty sight." -- Everyone has their breaking point, including one Dr. Rodney McKay.
Reccer's Notes: This has always been one of my favorite time-loop fics. It manages both humor and angst nicely, and I really like the strong friendship between Rodney & John here.
fandom:stargate:atlantis  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:rodney.mckay  character:john.sheppard  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:greyias  theme:time.loops  theme:time.travel  reccer:michelel72 
april 2017 by fancake
Les Misérables: like never before ('cause lately I've been craving more) , by noelia_g
Summary: Enjolras wakes up and it's yesterday. And it keeps on being yesterday, over and over again.
He's not an idiot, he knows his solution has to do with Grantaire, he's seen the damn movie, but there's a reason why he's avoided thinking of this thing between them for so long now.

He has all the time in the world to think about it now, though.
Reccer's Notes: This is a very sweet and mature fic, that feels a lot like a slice of life... except the slice keeps repeating. True to form Enjolras makes it productives, but he also spends more time with Grantaire, and works on taming the idea of how they might be together.
fandom:les.miserables  pairing:enjolras/grantaire  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:noelia_g  theme:time.loops  theme:time.travel  theme:au  theme:au:complete.au  theme:au:complete.au:modern  theme:friends.to.lovers  reccer:jainas 
april 2017 by fancake
Yuri on Ice: Maelstrom, by Feelslikefire
Summary: Victor Nikiforov is poised to win gold in his fifth consecutive Grand Prix Final. He has the world at his feet, is unparalleled in the sport--right up until a snowstorm blows into Sochi, and he finds himself repeating the same day over and over and over. He stumbles over Yuuri Katsuki, and everything changes.
Reccer's Notes: A nice take on the tropes, where Victor is each day seduced anew and fall more and more in love with Yuuri... but also learns not to be so selfish and that he can help people.
fandom:yuri!!!on.ice  pairing:katsuki.yuuri/victor.nikiforov  character:yuri.plisetsky  character:mila.babicheva  character:christophe.giacometti  character:yakov.feltsman  length:40.000-60.000.words  creator:feelslikefire  theme:time.loops  theme:time.travel  theme:au  theme:au:fork.in.the.road  theme:courtship  reccer:jainas 
april 2017 by fancake
Buffy: Everything Xander Knows About Time Travel ... by Soft Princess and Mireille
Summary: Willow and Giles send Xander into the past to find something they need to avert an apocalypse. Xander finds a great deal more than he'd bargained for.
Reccer's Notes: These two authors have a great grasp on Giles, and how he's changed over the years. When some authors try to write Ripper!Giles they just make him a generic punk. In this story, he's a punk, he's definitely Ripper, but he's also definitely Giles. Also, Xander is well-written, and the time-travel is fun.
fandom:buffy.the.vampire.slayer  pairing:ethan.rayne/rupert.giles  pairing:rupert.giles/xander.harris  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:soft_princess  creator:mireille719  theme:time.loops  theme:time.travel  theme:first.time  theme:rare.pairings  reccer:beatrice_otter 
april 2017 by fancake
Raven Cycle: Friday by boxoftheskyking
Summary: From this great prompt from ninnieamee: "Gansey dies. Cue Groundhog Day/Peggy Sue shenanigans for the character of your choice as they try to figure out the one course of events that prevents the death."

Adam tries to save Gansey twenty-one times.
Reccer's Notes: Great plot, great use of characters and incredibly on-point analysis of the dynamics between all of them. There's some "heavy" scenes, but it's always functional to the story and never gratuitous.
fandom:raven.cycle  pairing:adam.parrish/richard.gansey.iii  pairing:adam.parrish/ronan.lynch  pairing:blue.sargent/richard.gansey.iii  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:boxoftheskyking  theme:time.loops  theme:time.travel  theme:book.fandoms  theme:bisexual/pansexual.characters  reccer:my_desperate_romance 
april 2017 by fancake
Avangers (MCU) - Let's Stop The Time Warp (Again) by Lettered
Summary: Steve Rogers has to live the same day over and over. Bruce, Tony, Pepper, Jane, and Thor try to help him. Then things go from bad to worse.
This story includes, but isn't limited to: Bruce and Tony bonding over science, Bruce and Jane bonding over aliens in outerspace, Steve being a Big Damn Hero, Pepper being rather freakishly efficient, Tony talking about sex a lot, action, gore, a world gone wild, Bruce Banner tending wounds, Darcy Lewis doing PR, Pepper's mother, T'Challa, racebent!Janet, racebent!Pym, Lt. Col James "Rhodey" Rhodes, Clint being incompetent with girls, Natasha being a Big Damn Hero, angry mobs, evil corporations, crazy physics shenanigans, and Bill Murray.

Reccer's Notes: Oh, man, this fic. This series actually... The Responsible Science series is my favorite Lettered fic, she writes the best Bruce ever... and in this installement (I think it can be read without the background of the 4 previous parts, but why deprive yourself of an incredibly rewarding read?) she takes the timeloop trope and brings it to heel, makes it something new.
The relationships bettween the characters are great, and evolving with an enlarged cast, and I have never seen anyone write pseudo-science as well... :D The fic is actually quite plotty, and I loved it to pieces whenI first read it.
fandom:marvel.cinematic.universe  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:bruce.banner.(the.hulk)  character:tony.stark.(iron.man)  character:natasha.romanov.(black.widow)  length:80.000&more.words  creator:lettered  theme:time.loops  theme:time.travel  theme:au  theme:au:fork.in.the.road  theme:competence  theme:family  theme:novel-length.fic  theme:plotty.fic  reccer:jainas  character:steve.rogers.(captain.america) 
april 2017 by fancake
Hunger Games: And the Day Goes On by Rumaan
Summary: Gale's stuck reliving the same day over and over again. Groundhog Day AU
Reccer's Notes: It's the day the victors blow the arena in the third quarter quell and that 12 gets firebombed that Gale's stuck reliving. It's the worst day of his life which makes it that much more awful for him. But besides trying to figure out how to stop looping, he's trying to figure out how he can save as many in 12 as possible when no one believes what he knows is coming.
fandom:hunger.games  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:gale.hawthorne  character:madge.undersee  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:rumaan  theme:time.loops  theme:time.travel  theme:book.fandoms  theme:minor.characters  theme:female.characters  theme:outsider.pov  reccer:makoyi 
april 2017 by fancake
Rivers of London: J'attendrai, by Quasar
Summary: Probationary Constable Peter Grant met me for the first time when I walked up to him by the portico of the Actors' Church on a freezing winter night and said, "Hello. What are you up to?" However, I first met Detective Sergeant Peter Grant when he jogged up to my doorstep on a mild autumn afternoon and said, "There you are, sir. It is you, isn't it?"
Reccer's Notes: I love this story. Quasar has a deft hand on the characters and the earlier era, and also manages that rare fic: a time loop story where you don't know what's going to happen. Angsty, but deliciously so, with Nightingale caught in a quandry it takes him a long time to figure his way out of.
fandom:rivers.of.london  pairing:peter.grant/thomas.nightingale  length:60.000-80.000.words  creator:quasar  theme:time.loops  theme:time.travel  theme:small.fandoms  theme:book.fandoms  theme:first.time  theme:fandom.classics  reccer:beatrice_otter 
april 2017 by fancake
Shadowhunters: My True Love Gave To Me by AlxSteele
Summary: Magnus Bane had a plan, a perfect Christmas Eve just like always. Hang out with his friends, bask in the Christmas Spirit. Then everything went wrong.

Now he's stuck reliving the same day again and again and again. The bright side? Maybe Alec Lightwood isn't as terrible as Magnus always thought.
Reccer's Notes: It's like a Malec Hallmark Christmas film with fashion designer Magnus and baker Alec. It's a modern mundane AU where Shadowhunters and warlocks don't exist but still captures the magic of Shadowhunters. Magnus opening himself up to love after being burned, Alec dealing with his parents' demands, the shameless twee and cheese with the bonus of cats and baked goods. This fic is the ultimate feel good pick-me-up after a rough day. Though it says Not Rated, I'd say it's about Teen And Up Audiences.
fandom:shadowhunters  pairing:alec.lightwood/magnus.bane  length:40.000-60.000.words  creator:alxsteele  theme:time.loops  theme:time.travel  theme:au  theme:au:complete.au  theme:au:complete.au:modern  theme:au:complete.au:mundane  theme:enemies.to.friends.(to.lovers)  reccer:jiokra 
april 2017 by fancake

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