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DCU: BRUCE WAYNE BANNED FROM WALMART [snapchat compilation] by unpretty
Summary: tim drake’s snapchat is 90% him making bruce wayne do normal middle-class american things and filming the results. popular youtube compilations include the one where they’re at denny’s at two in the morning and tim keeps trying to get bruce to order a moon over my hammy just so he’ll have to say it, the one where they’re at disneyworld and bruce gets increasingly frazzled culminating in him actually physically picking up gaston for reasons no one can entirely recall, and everyone’s favorite series “bruce wayne doesn’t understand walmart”
Reccer's Notes: If the unholy marriage of a) making fun of Bruce Wayne's absurd amount of money b) pointing out Walmart's horrific abuses of power and c) the wish fulfillment of Bruce Wayne using his absurd amount of money to fix some of Walmart's horrific abuses of power sounds good to you, read no further and click away! If you need further persuasion: look, I don't want to give away all the punchlines before you get there, but unpretty is so funny. The joke about Aquaman is absolute perfection. I've read this fic so many times and it never fails to make me smile.
reccer:meretricula  creator:unpretty  fandom:dc.universe  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  length:01.000-5.000.words  theme:gen  theme:epistolary  theme:family  theme:humor  theme:unconventional.format&style  character:bruce.wayne.(batman)  character:tim.drake 
26 days ago by fancake
Spider-Man: @heyitsspiderman by meggannn
Summary: @heyitsspiderman: people act like they know this city but when i’m in the air i find more boroughs all the time. so far ive counted ten. dont listen to big brother in your ceiling (google) telling you otherwise (google maps)
Reccer's Notes: If you like social media in your fic, you're going to love this fic. (If you hate social media in your fic maybe give this a pass because it is like 90% twitter, text and groupchat.) Into the Spider-Verse ended with all the spiderfolk scattered back to their original universes, not knowing what happened to each other... until Peni Parker works out how to get the groupchat going. The social media aspect is really well done (the kids try to give Peter B. Parker a Queer Eye-style makeover before his first date with MJ! Miles does an AMA on reddit! Noir signs all his texts PBP!) but the beating heart of the story is how much all the multiverse spiderpeople care about each other. My eyes definitely welled up in a couple places, not going to lie.
reccer:meretricula  creator:meggannn  fandom:spider-man:into.the.spider-verse  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  length:20.000-40.000.words  theme:gen  theme:canon.alternate.realities  theme:epistolary  theme:families.of.choice  theme:multiverse.people  theme:parallel.universes&  theme:unconventional.format&style  character:miles.morales  character:gwen.stacy  character:peni.parker  character:peter.b.parker.(into.the.spider-verse)  character:peter.porker  character:miguel.o'hara  character:peter.benjamin.parker.(into.the.spider-verse) 
26 days ago by fancake
Harry Potter: Contemporary Magical Innovations, by H. Granger by kaiz
Summary: The difference between History and What Really Happened.
Reccer's Notes: As with all the entries for this round, a true blast from the past! Over a decade after my first read-through, I have some very strong ethical concerns about the actual magical innovation that forms the backbone of the plot, but other than that it's still a thoroughly enjoyable read, with a slightly crack-y sense of humor that characterizes a lot of the great mid-series HP fics. (I'm not sure when exactly Contemporary Magical Innovations was first posted but the presumed canon backstory seems to diverge around Order of the Phoenix or thereabouts.) The sections of academic prose explaining the historical perspective on what is happening throughout the fic are a lot of fun, and let the story end on just the right note!
fandom:harry.potter  pairing:harry.potter/severus.snape  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:kaiz  theme:unconventional.format&style  theme:outsider.pov  theme:future.fic  reccer:meretricula 
april 2019 by fancake
The X-Files: Instructions by tree
Summary: Lately, she’d begun a ritual. In every new town she pocketed some small item: a pebble, a leaf. Each one was a memory.
Reccer's Notes: This story blew me away. "Instructions" is a series of eighteen vignettes, structured around lyrics by Veda Hille, which tell the story of their relationship. The first vignette takes place not long after the season nine finale, "The Truth"; the final section takes place during a key scene from the pilot episode. Her use of language is simply beautiful--lyrical but not at the expense of meaning. It is told from Scully's POV but the fic has has strong, well-conceived characterizations of both Mulder and Scully. The link is to AO3; however, it was first posted to Gossamer and LiveJournal. I highly recommend everything tree has written.
fandom:x-files  pairing:dana.scully/fox.mulder  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:tree  theme:female.characters  theme:unconventional.format&style  reccer:wendelah1 
april 2019 by fancake
Person of interest: By Your Name by Hagar & JinkyO
Summary: [ADMIN] Have a little faith, Nathan.
[INGRAM, Nathan C.] In you, or in the machine?

[REESE] When you find that one person who connects you to the world, you become someone different, someone - better. When that person is taken from you, who’d you become then?
Reccer's Notes: This is an incredible experimental fanfic that was meant for a podfic. Sure, you can read it, but the audio take it to a new level, as the story is told through the Machine logs and is a mix of voices recording, but also digitaly generated readings that fit incredibly well with the themes of the show, and makes clear that the "narrator" is indeed the Machine. The build-up is clever and thoughtfull, and layered, and it is a must-read/ must-listen type of story.
fandom:person.of.interest  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:harold.finch  character:nathan.ingram  character:john.reese  character:jessica.arndt  character:grace.hendricks  character:the.machine.(person.of.interest)  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:hagar  creator:jinkyo  non-fic.recs:podfic  theme:backstory  theme:robots.androids&ai  theme:unconventional.format&style  reccer:jainas  length:15-30.minutes 
october 2018 by fancake
DCU: a hat fashioned from tin foil by kabukichou

nightwang @karakurachou – 8 hours ago
jason todd is alive and faked his death so he could become robin: a conspiracy theory thread

Batfam conspiracy theories meet social media.
Reccer's Notes: Batman has some truly excellent fake-social media fic (if you've never read BRUCE WAYNE BANNED FROM WALMART [snapchat compilation], Bad Publicity, or Gotham's Favorite Son, do yourself a favor and set aside a few minutes to marvel at what the Gotham side of tumblr would really be like) but this one is a hidden jewel. (Plus, it's mobile- and screenreader-friendly, which is hard to find in this genre.) There would be so many conspiracy theories about the Batfam! And Bruce would 100% take Cass to Pride!
fandom:dc.universe  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:kabukichou  theme:amnesty  theme:families.of.choice  theme:family  theme:epistolary  theme:unconventional.format&style  theme:outsider.pov  reccer:meretricula 
august 2018 by fancake
Metamorphoses - Ovid: Wild of Branch and Root by silverr
Summary: A helpless maiden pursued by a lovesick god, a mother defeated by an envious witch, a helpful spirit imprisoned by a hateful crone—well, that's what the stories have always said happened, so it must be true. Mustn't it?
Reccer's Notes: Over the years, I have been incredibly lucky in the quality of gifts I've received, but [personal profile] silverr just knocked it out of the park with "Wild of Branch and Root." Three stories retold in three separate but related poems, in response to what felt to me at the time as an impossible prompt to write. I wanted to know what it felt like for these characters to become a tree, or be incarcerated in a tree, in the case of Ariel. Now I do. These poems are excellent, moving, and transformative, giving each protagonist agency and voice. Every poem was given its own botanical illustration, too.
fandom:fairytales  fandom:greek.mythology  fandom:legends&myths  fandom:shakespeare.(works)  pairing:apollo/daphne  character:daphne.(greek.mythology)  character:apollo.(greek.mythology)  character:mother.(fairytales)  character:sycorax.(tempest)  character:prospero.(tempest)  character:ariel.(tempest)  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:silverr  theme:spells&curses  theme:mythical.creatures  theme:mythical.creatures:gods&devil  theme:unconventional.format&style  reccer:wendelah1 
june 2018 by fancake
The Goblin Emperor: Studying the Stars by bigsunglasses
Maia's aunts all take an interest in Vedero's passion for astronomy.
Reccer's Notes:
What I really love about this one are the parallels between Vedero's studies and early Earth astronomy. And the worldbuilding, of course.
fandom:goblin.emperor  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:vedero.drazhin  character:shalean.sevraseched  character:holitho.sevraseched  character:uru.perenched  character:thever.sevraseched  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:bigsunglasses  theme:amnesty  theme:epistolary  reccer:stardreamer  theme:unconventional.format&style 
april 2018 by fancake
The Goblin Emperor: Sprachraum by Island_of_Reil
An exchange of letters between the Marquess Lanthevel and one of his colleagues, discussing an upcoming philology seminar and some of the theories that will be presented thereat.
Reccer's Notes:
Missed posting this one under Unusual Formats, so I'm glad to have another chance. Note that the Marquess Lanthevel is a linguist by profession, and clearly so is the author. :-)
fandom:goblin.emperor  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:marquess.lanthevel  character:original.character(s)  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:island_of_reil  theme:amnesty  theme:epistolary  reccer:stardreamer  theme:unconventional.format&style 
april 2018 by fancake
Tortall: Tortall Knights Fandom Primer by andromeda_reinvented, hedgerose & penguinutopia
Summary: The riveting tale of Jonathan Conte attempting to re-build the Tortall Knights into a hockey team that actually, you know, wins games. And maybe someday even the Stanley Cup.
Reccer's Notes: Yup, it is literally a fandom primer for a fictional hockey team. Yup, it's brilliant. It perfectly encapsulates that batshit feeling of watching sports fandom drama go down and having to post ETAs to your ETAs because somehow it got even weirder (and sometimes your team won a thing and you can't go around calling yourself the underdog anymore!) and the plot of Song of the Lioness maps surprisingly well onto an ice hockey team. The final ETA cracks me up every single time.
fandom:tortall  pairing:alanna.of.pirate's.swoop.and.olau/george.cooper  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:andromeda_reinvented  creator:hedgerose  creator:penguinutopia  theme:amnesty  theme:book.fandoms  theme:au  theme:epistolary  theme:unconventional.format&style  reccer:meretricula 
april 2018 by fancake
Vorkosigan Saga: One Naked Man by plingo_kat
From: Simon Illyan <>
To: Miles Vorkosigan <>
10:25 Sept 17, 758

Please do not take that to mean permission to do something typically ridiculous, such as somehow suborning the entirety of the Marilac entertainment industry.
Reccer's Notes: The missing scenes that we needed from The Borders of Infinity. Politics might be difficult, but it's nothing to the entertainment industry!
fandom:vorkosigan.series  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:plingo_kat  theme:amnesty  theme:small.fandoms  theme:science.fiction  theme:minor.characters  theme:book.fandoms  theme:unconventional.format&style  reccer:subsequent 
april 2018 by fancake
Marvel Cinematic Universe: What I Need I Just Don't Have by gyzym
Summary: If you want this choice position, have a cheery disposition. (Or: Tony needs an assistant. Rhodey needs a break.)
Reccer's Notes: Short, sweet, and fun, focusing on the time before Pepper was a figure in Tony's life. Someone give Rhodey a raise.
fandom:marvel.cinematic.universe  pairing:james.rhodes/tony.stark  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:gyzym  theme:amnesty  theme:unconventional.format&style  theme:humor  reccer:subsequent  theme:teams 
april 2018 by fancake
MCU: User Since by rageprufrock

To: PC (
From: Buck (
Subject: Report!
Date: May 10, 2012

Phil — where the hell are you, man? Let us know if you're all right, or if there's anything we can do to help. HQ's freaking the fuck out.
Reccer's Notes: Okay, so first of all I don't like Clint/Coulson or even really care about Phil Coulson as a character. But this fic? This fic. The format is 100% perfect (it's almost exclusively composed of posts on a fictional Captain America fan forum) and I cared so much about these OCs. An absolutely spot-on portrayal of the life-long friendships that you can build through a passionate shared interest over the internet. There's a sequel which is about 30k and is properly Clint/Coulson and which I still enjoy despite my hatred of the pairing, but User Since does stand fine on its own.
fandom:marvel.cinematic.universe  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:phil.coulson  character:original.character(s)  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:rageprufrock  theme:amnesty  theme:(not.really).character.death  theme:(secret).hobbies  theme:epistolary  theme:families.of.choice  theme:minor.characters  theme:secret.identity.reveal  theme:unconventional.format&style  reccer:meretricula 
april 2018 by fancake
Prince of Tennis: InuKai Notes Universe by aaincognito
Summary: A series of notes passed between Inui and Kaidoh (mostly) during school. Please imagine the freshmen being used as a relay team.
Reccer's Notes: I've been feeling oddly nostalgic about Prince of Tennis recently, and the "unconventional format & style" prompt on fancake made me remember this absolute classic mixed-media series (told through handwritten notes passed between our protagonists at school, with occasional and adorable doodles), only to discover to my dismay that the inevitable march of time and the monetization of Photobucket had removed it from the internet. Thankfully, aaincognito was willing to listen to my plea to bring it back, and so I can share it with you all! (And added typed transcripts, so they're now accessible to screenreaders as well.) I think this series really encapsulates the appeal of Inui/Kaidoh as a pairing: two extremely socially awkward boys who are fumbling their way into a relationship but don't want to ruin their friendship in the process.  pairing:inui.sadaharu/kaidoh.kaoru  length:0-1.000.words  creator:aaincognito  theme:amnesty  theme:unconventional.format&style  theme:fandom.classics  reccer:meretricula 
april 2018 by fancake
MCU: Steve Rogers at 100: Celebrating Captain America on Film by eleveninches, Febricant, et al
Summary: “Heil Hydra,” the enemy agent shouts.

“Heil this, motherfucker,” says Captain America, shooting off a rocket.

Steve and Bucky find out Hollywood has been busy since they went away. A historical survey, including but not limited to: one set of exploded genitals, a brief interlude in France, Mel Gibson and other masterworks of casting, eight Academy awards, several dinosaurs, and something Tony Stark has ominously dubbed “the masterpiece.” Art included.
Reccer's Notes: Steve and Bucky watch all the Captain America movies they missed while frozen/brainwashed. A metatextual exploration of how public figures change depending upon the views of the time and what different agendas need them to be. That makes this fic sound dry, it's not. It's absolutely hilarious. Featuring posters, academic film criticism, movie reviews and more. I-freaking-conic.
fandom:marvel.cinematic.universe  pairing:james."bucky".barnes/  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:eleveninches  creator:febricant  creator:hellotailor  creator:m_leigh  creator:neenya  creator:tigrrmilk  theme:amnesty  theme:unconventional.format&style  theme:humor  theme:fandom.classics  reccer:an0ther_dreamer 
april 2018 by fancake
Animorphs: Through the Page by Derin
Summary: You're not yourself today. And nothing is as it's supposed to be.

To continue the story: go to the link below
To carry on with your life: keep scrolling

Reccer's Notes: Considering that Animorphs has its own, canon, choose-your-own-adventure books - I'm half surprised that some variation of them don't turn up in fanfic more often. Only half surprised, because they're hard to do. Thankfully, some writers don't mind the extra effort.
fandom:animorphs  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  length:60.000-80.000.words  creator:derin  theme:unconventional.format&style  theme:amnesty  reccer:subsequent 
april 2018 by fancake
Captain America: The Howling Commandos by fallingvoices & radialarch
Summary: This is how Steve remembers the war.

(Due to its formatting, this fic is currently only available as a PDF. Click through for link.)
After the success of Project Rebirth, hot-headed Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) finds himself a national icon called Captain America. Eager to aid the war effort, Steve throws himself into the battle against HYDRA, a rogue Nazi science division. Accompanied by a handful of fellow soldiers and his best friend Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), Steve quickly discovers the power of war to bring people together — as well as tear them apart.
In this story of true bravery, timeless friendship, and unbearable loss, Steve and his Howling Commandos believe they are ready to do whatever it takes to defeat HYDRA. But when the time comes, will they truly be prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice?

Reccer's Notes: This fic is literally the script for a (very good) Howling Commandos movie
fandom:marvel.cinematic.universe  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:james."bucky".barnes  character:peggy.carter  character:howling.commandos  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:fallingvoices  creator:radialarch  theme:unconventional.format&style  theme:action/adventure  theme:families.of.choice  reccer:jainas 
april 2018 by fancake
Dresden Files: [Untitled] by lucia_tanaka
Summary: [hungrylikethe] this chat is so weird.

Reccer's Notes: Oh, IRC. I was too young to use it, but it left its mark on the internet long after its heyday was gone. Basically a short-and-sweet fill to the prompt of an #OccultChicago chat room existing in the DF universe.
fandom:dresden.files  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:lucia_tanaka  theme:unconventional.format&style  theme:humor  reccer:subsequent 
april 2018 by fancake
Life on Mars: Tension is a Passing Note by fern_tree & xiilnek
Summary: Sam thinks Gene is being irresponsible. Gene thinks Sam is being a twat. Business as usual, really.

Reccer's Notes: Firstly, a word to the wise - if the images aren't loading properly for you (i.e. they're too small to read) - right click and then "Open Image In New Tab" should give you the full-sized version.

I've always loved this kind of fic - where it is as much about the format as it is about the story itself. This is an excellent example of this - a story told in a series of notes passed back and forth, complete with letterheads, crumbs, blood splatter and more.
fandom:life.on.mars  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:fern_tree  creator:xiilnek  theme:unconventional.format&style  theme:humor  reccer:subsequent 
april 2018 by fancake
Homestuck: Theatre of Coolty (The Movie) by Naked Bee
Summary: “Four Dirks In Search Of an Author”
“The Unbearable Lightness of Being Four Dirks”
“Dirkencrantz And Gildensdirk And Two Other Dirks Are Dead”

Reccer's Notes: Look, I don't even go here. I'm aware of Homestuck, in the way that spending any length of time on the internet means you're aware of Homestuck, but I didn't follow the original and I haven't delved into fanworks. So when I say that this is excellent? This is my opinion speaking outside of the fandom. I've watched this video multiple times and it's still as funny as the first time I saw it. The production value is excellent, and I have no idea how to describe this piece of absurdist theatre other than to gesture in your general direction and tell you to watch it yourself.
fandom:homestuck  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  pairing:dirk.strider/dirk.strider/dirk.strider/dirk.strider  length:01.000-5.000.words  non-fic.recs:fanvid  creator:nakedbee  creator:duckface  theme:unconventional.format&style  theme:humor  reccer:subsequent  length:15-30.minutes 
april 2018 by fancake
DCU: Nominal by Unpretty
Summary: Don't ask why Batman is sad unless you're willing to give him the time to consult his spreadsheet.
Reccer's Notes: Work in an office, can confirm this is what Excel was made for.
fandom:dc.universe  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:unpretty  theme:unconventional.format&style  theme:humor  reccer:subsequent  theme:teams 
april 2018 by fancake
DCU: Bad Publicity by Unpretty
Summary: Bruce Wayne is either really bad at Twitter, or really, really good.

Reccer's Notes: Forget any Batman movie, I'd be happy with a documentary following this version of Bruce Wayne around in his day-to-day life. It could be narrated by someone like David Attenborough and there'd be at least one drinking game set to it. Likely more. As I said, let's just turn the reigns of the various Batman franchises over to Unpretty. We'd all be better for it.
fandom:dc.universe  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  length:0-1.000.words  creator:unpretty  theme:unconventional.format&style  theme:humor  reccer:subsequent  theme:teams 
april 2018 by fancake
DCU: Anti-Social by Unpretty
Summary: Batman needs a Robin.

Or: BRUCE WAYNE BANNED FROM WALMART [snapchat compilation]

Reccer's Notes: Can we please, by collective vote, agree to give Unpretty the control of every Batman franchise ever (with the possible exception of Lego Batman, but only because it manages to move me even slightly in the vicinity of the genuine laughter that she manages to spur me into). Look, I'll even do the paperwork for it. It'd be worth it. If any of the Batman franchises were even a tenth as good as her writing, we'd all be bankrupt because we'd have spent all our money on movie tickets and merchandise. As it is, we can only shower her in comments and kudos, which is better on the not-bankrupt front, but also bad because seriously. Let's give her control.
fandom:dc.universe  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:unpretty  theme:unconventional.format&style  theme:humor  theme:families.of.choice  reccer:subsequent  theme:teams 
april 2018 by fancake
House: Hi, Mom by Dee_Laundry and Hi, Ma by Roga
Summary: Wilson’s mother takes a while to hear.
Reccer's Notes: : 3

Summary: Wilson is seeing a man. Wilson's mother isn't handling it well. Wilson's grandmother adds Yiddish to the mix, and maintains that mothers only want what's best for their children.
Reccer's Notes: Follows Hi, Mom.  character:original.character(s)  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:dee_landry  creator:roga  theme:unconventional.format&style  theme:family  length:05.000-10.000.words  reccer:imogeneherdman 
april 2018 by fancake
Neil deGrasse Tyson Space Station, SpaceshipAdvisor Reviews (Excerpt) by Isis
Summary: Know better, book better, and go better on the galaxy's largest travel site.
Reccer's Notes: This community doesn't ordinarily permit recs of original work, but this story is so perfect for this round (and so funny!) that I got mod permission to sneak it in. It's a TripAdvisor parody written for Trick or Treat Exchange 2016. Just--read it (and then read everything else by Isis). As one of the alien reccers exclaimed, "Twelve tentacles up!"  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  length:0-1.000.words  creator:isis  theme:unconventional.format&style  theme:science.fiction  reccer:wendelah1 
april 2018 by fancake
Pulp Fiction/Shakespeare: A Slurry Tale by ceruleanst
Summary:V: And know'st thou what the French name cottage pie?
J: Say they not cottage pie, in their own tongue?
V: But nay, their tongues, for speech and taste alike
Are strange to ours, with their own history:
Gaul knoweth not a cottage from a house.
J: What say they then, pray?
V: Hachis Parmentier.
J: Hachis Parmentier! What name they cream?
V: Cream is but cream, only they say la crème.
J: What do they name black pudding?
V: I know not;
I visited no inn it could be bought.
Reccer's Notes: This started out as a snippet posted to LiveJournal, and eventually became a community project to translate the entirety of Pulp Fiction to the style of Shakespeare. Yep, you heard me. The wiki that the community was using to archive the scenes has since been closed, but thankfully, the Wayback Machine archived the website and so the hard work is not yet lost. Enjoy it while it lasts!
fandom:pulp.fiction  fandom:shakespeare.(works)  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  length:0-1.000.words  creator:ceruleanst  theme:unconventional.format&style  theme:crossovers&fusions  theme:old.fandoms  reccer:subsequent 
april 2018 by fancake
Doctor Who/Shakespeare: The Comedie of Hamlet by reina-isabella
Alas, poor spectre! Is the time so short
Wherein you may walk upon the earth?

Not a bit of it. I'm freezing my tits off
And within yon ship, my tea is getting cold.
Pity me not, but lend thy serious hearing
To what I shall unfold.
Reccer's Notes: You mean this isn't how Hamlet is supposed to go? But this version is far more fun. An excellent example of Shakespeare's style, with some... extra additions to the cast.
fandom:doctor.who  fandom:shakespeare.(works)  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:reina_isabella  theme:unconventional.format&style  theme:crossovers&fusions  theme:old.fandoms  theme:humor  reccer:subsequent 
april 2018 by fancake
Inception/House of Leaves: The Labyrinth by Eustacia Vye
Summary: losing the possibility of something is the exact same thing as losing hope. and without hope, nothing can survive.

-Beware the minotaur-
Reccer's Notes: If you haven't read House of Leaves, some of the context may be explained by understanding that the book's format is not... steady, and that at least partially, it tends to look like this. In fact, I'd recommend that you look up the book in Google Images to see the full extent of the formatting on this thing. It's an excellent book, and I love it, but it is not what you'd call a... traditional read. If you're a fan of the SCP foundation, you may understand. This crossover isn't as involved as the Sherlock one I posted earlier, but it's still an excellent example of someone playing with the form of the fic as much as the story itself.
fandom:inception  fandom:house.of.leaves  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:eustacia_vye28  theme:unconventional.format&style  theme:crossovers&fusions  reccer:subsequent 
april 2018 by fancake
Supernatural: And They Cry to See Your Face by honeylocusttree
Summary: "Sam meets old friends from Stanford and they don't recognize him, what with him and Dean swooping in all huge and violent with guns and knives and arcane rituals to rescue them all from some horrifying eldritch creature. And then his friends are all, "OMG! It's Psycho Sam who was a closet satanist and was wanted by the FBI!" And Sam is very conspicuously injured, but he and Dean can't stop to patch him up because the eldritch creature is still trying to rip their throats out. And Sam's feelings are hurt because his old friends are scared of him now.

Er, this is maybe a little more serious than the prompt called for.
Reccer's Notes: How do the Winchesters look to outsiders? This is the only fic I have ever seen with this perspective (I hope it's not too off the theme). Well written and thought provoking.
fandom:supernatural  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:original.character(s)  character:dean.winchester  character:sam.winchester  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:honeylocusttree  theme:unconventional.format&style  reccer:eve_n_furter 
april 2018 by fancake
Sherlock/House of Leaves: The Baker Street Record by featherfish
Summary: this is not for you.

Or, Holmes and Watson encounter an unusual FIVE & ½ PARAGRAPH H A L L W AY
Reccer's Notes: If you haven't read House of Leaves, some of the context may be explained by understanding that the book's format is not... steady, and that at least partially, it tends to look like this. In fact, I'd recommend that you look up the book in Google Images to see the full extent of the formatting on this thing. It's an excellent book, and I love it, but it is not what you'd call a... traditional read. If you're a fan of the SCP foundation, you may understand. Which is why this crossover is all the more impressive. Not only does it manage to capture the changing format, but also the slight creeping horror over the entire thing... but that's not what it's about at all.

-A worthy read-
fandom:sherlock.holmes.(movie/book)  fandom:house.of.leaves  pairing:john.watson/sherlock.holmes  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:featherfish  theme:unconventional.format&style  theme:crossovers&fusions  reccer:subsequent 
april 2018 by fancake
Supernatural: The Chuck Writes Story by lettered
Summary: Chuck decides to make a sock-puppet. When no one reads his fic, he wonders what he has to do to get noticed in SPN fandom.
Reccer's Notes: Continuing on my theme of meta... does anyone remember Bad Penny? Because if you know what that is, you've already got an idea of what this is. If not - this is another kind of story that could only - only ever - exist on the internet. This is a fanfic-in-the-style of an informative report on fandom wank, and if you didn't know the show, you could probably get away with assuming it was real. This is another work that takes a show and recontextualises it so thoroughly in the inner workings of fandom that you could almost see the drama unfolding in real life. Brilliant.
fandom:supernatural  fandom:fandom&meta  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:lettered  theme:unconventional.format&style  theme:au  theme:crossovers&fusions  reccer:subsequent 
april 2018 by fancake
Sherlock: the theory of narrative causality by falling-voices
Summary: Sherlock and John are BNFs in Sherlock Holmes fandom. Together, they fight crime. And write porn, incidentally.
Reccer's Notes: Did someone say meta? Because this is the kind of story that could only - only ever - exist on the internet. Because it's not just a story - it's also a celebration of Livejournal/Fandom culture circa late-200X/early-201X, with the story "written", such as it is, as a series of posts, fics, watchalongs, rec lists, comment threads, and chat logs. Oh, and all of the linked accounts? Have their own profiles, and posts, and those posts with comments, etc. This isn't a fanwork to read. It's a fanwork to explore, and it's one of my absolute favourite examples of the kind of thing that the internet can do for writing. I love it so much.
fandom:sherlock.(bbc)  fandom:fandom&meta  pairing:john.watson/sherlock.holmes  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:falling_voices  theme:unconventional.format&style  theme:au  theme:crossovers&fusions  reccer:subsequent 
april 2018 by fancake
Special Circumstances Questionnaire for Sexual Partners (Male): Long Form by coruscera & linbot
Summary: Does having sex with you entail becoming married, whether legally, magically, physiologically, or some other de facto permanent relationship? Y/N If Yes, please describe our new life together.
Reccer's Notes: Hilarious sendup of all the weird kinky shit that happens in slash fic, written with love for fandom and all its tropes and weirdness and kink.
fandom:fandom&meta  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:coruscera  creator:linbot  theme:unconventional.format&style  reccer:beatrice_otter  non-fic.recs:meta 
april 2018 by fancake
Rivers of London: The Effect of Neurotransmitter Levels On Increased Suggestibility by Sixthlight
Summary: Case studies have documented the ability of some individuals to induce increased suggestibility in others, colloquially referred to as “the Glamour” (Walid et al., 2021).
Reccer's Notes: You could perhaps read this as a companion piece to the Lego Research Institute research paper recced earlier which notes its own lack of abstract. This is an abstract for a research paper, that doesn't exist in canon. (But two of the characters involved have canonically had a discussion about the ethics complications that would ensue in the course of carrying out research on the topic.)  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:peter.grant  character:abigail.kamara  character:beverley.brook  character:abdul.haqq.walid  length:0-1.000.words  creator:sixthlight  theme:unconventional.format&style  reccer:glinda 
april 2018 by fancake
Lego (Research Institute): A Comparison of the Composition of Asteroids and Dinosaurs
Summary: The latest research paper from the Lego Research Institute.
Reccer's Notes: Easily the most brilliant research paper this reviewer has ever read. The authors show clear links between their diverse subject matter, even referencing early Duplonian-era paleontological research to apply to asteroidal composition. It is clear that the LEGOLAND Lego Research Institute must immediately accept this paper to their prestigious journal.
fandom:lego  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:chemist.(lego)  character:paleontologist.(lego)  character:astronomer.(lego)  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:denisbloodnok  creator:molybdomantic  theme:female.characters  theme:humor  theme:research  theme:small.fandoms  theme:unconventional.format&style  reccer:sinesofinsanity 
april 2018 by fancake
Neoliberal Holmes (Everything I Know About Modern Life I Learned from Sherlock) by magnetic_pole
Summary: Every age gets the Holmes it deserves.
Reccer's Notes: A critical and well written piece of meta that read almost like a fanfic... It came out when Sherlock S1 was still brand new, and made me think more closely about some aspects of the canon.
fandom:sherlock.(bbc)  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:sherlock.holmes  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:magnetic_pole  theme:unconventional.format&style  reccer:jainas 
april 2018 by fancake
The X-Files: M. Luder, King of "SETI Troopers" Fanfic by Livia Balaban
Summary: Some excerpts from "Sunday Snaps" days on the 'SETI Troopers' fanfic list.
Reccer's Notes: Livia Balaban's metafic is sweet, slyly funny, and wise to the ways of fandom. It makes me nostalgic for what I never got to experience firsthand: being an X-Phile, during the heyday of the original series and its fandom. The sequel is equally adorable.
fandom:x-files  pairing:dana.scully/fox.mulder  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:livia_balaban  theme:unconventional.format&style  theme:humor  reccer:wendelah1 
april 2018 by fancake
Harry Potter: 20 Random Facts About Sirius Black by gyzym
Summary: No, you can't have a summary. It's a 20 things meme! This would have to read "Summary: James Potter says 20 random things about Sirius Black," and you guys are smart enough to figure that out from the very creative title.
Reccer's Notes: :D
fandom:harry.potter  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  length:0-1.000.words  creator:gyzym  theme:unconventional.format&style  theme:humor  reccer:imogeneherdman 
april 2018 by fancake
Sherlock: Subliminal by Speranza
Summary: It's as if he's got a loaded gun lying about.
Reccer's Notes: I've only read it once but it's just so fun it was the second fic that came to mind :3
fandom:sherlock.(bbc)  pairing:john.watson/sherlock.holmes  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:speranza  theme:unconventional.format&style  reccer:imogeneherdman 
april 2018 by fancake
due South: Friday, 6:47 pm (Untitled Document Challenge fic) by beledibabe
Summary: Friday, 6:47 pm

1 gal. milk
1 doz. large eggs
1 loaf whole wheat bread
1 box dog treats

Friday, 7:03 pm

1 gal. milk
1 doz. large eggs
1 loaf whole wheat bread
1 box dog WOLF treats
Reccer's Notes: 1. I think you could pitch the entire show to someone with this fic, and 2. I could happily read like two weeks' worth of their shopping lists.
fandom:due.south  pairing:benton.fraser/ray.kowalski  length:0-1.000.words  creator:beledibabe  theme:unconventional.format&style  theme:established.relationship  theme:humor  reccer:imogeneherdman 
april 2018 by fancake
Hark! A Vagrant: The Squid Is A Metaphor by newredshoes
Summary: There can be no secrets on a pirate ship. Nor, perhaps, should there be.
Reccer's Notes: All time personal favorite and true brilliance in crack. And meta! With -phors! In an already meta fandom! With more meta and delicious humor on top! And if you don't feel for the squid... are you even alive?
fandom:hark!a.vagrant  pairing:(gen).no.pairing  character:pirate.(hark!a.vagrant)  character:squid  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:newredshoes  theme:humor  theme:unconventional.format&style  reccer:eve_n_furter 
april 2018 by fancake

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