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James Bond

The Night Visitor by [archiveofourown.org profile] frackin_sweet
Really good look at M and her relationship with Bond.

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The Hobbit

By Blood, By Conquest by [Anonymous]
AU where, after the Battle of the Five Armies, Dis becomes Queen Under the Mountain. Short and shivery good.

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Greek Mythology

Vivat Regina by [archiveofourown.org profile] lanyon
Really sharp retelling of the Persephone myth from her POV.

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Political Animals

The Disorient Express by [archiveofourown.org profile] screamlet
Margaret takes TJ and Doug and Anne on a long vacation. Really nice family interaction here.

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Crossovers

Narnia/Lord of the Rings

Ere Yet We Loose the Legions by [livejournal.com profile] bedlamsbard
Highly enjoyable and workable LotR/Narnia crossover. The Uruk-hai pursue Eomer's eored into Narnia. High King Peter is not pleased.

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Firefly/Supernatural

Time When . . . by [livejournal.com profile] tassosss
Wonderfully warm and hopeful story of how Zoe gets knocked up (by Dean Winchester!), and how that changes everything. There's some minor Zoe/Dean (obviously), but it's not about that at all. More of a Firefly story than a Supernatural one, could be read without knowing SPN canon, really. Lovely. (Could use another beta pass.)

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Leverage/Supernatural

Love Bipolar by [livejournal.com profile] nilchance
Young Parker meets the Winchesters. I really enjoyed this.

The Zuul Job by [livejournal.com profile] harriet_spy
Adorable snip of a Leverage/SPN crossover - Bela and Parker are after the same artifact. It goes about as well as you'd expect.

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Supernatural/The Graveyard Book

They are not all saints by [livejournal.com profile] ultraviolet9a
Fantastic crossover with Ihe Graveyard Book, gets Silas's voice just right.

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Supernatural/The Time Traveler's Wife

Barefoot Girl by [livejournal.com profile] kalquessa
Lovely, delicate, moving crossover with The Time Traveler's Wife, which I haven't read, but this worked for me anyway. Dean and Alba's many meetings.

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Crossovers

LotR/Discworld

Apples by [livejournal.com profile] 20thcenturyvole
Hee! Shadowfax meets DEATH. Adorably hilarious and sweet.

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Discworld/Supernatural

Hell (And Binky) Follows With Him by [anonymous]
AH, YES. BROWARD COUNTY. AN INTRIGUING COSMIC WRINKLE. THE AUDITORS WERE EXTREMELY VEXED. THE REQUIRED INJUNCTIONS ALONE RESULTED IN UNIVERSAL DELAYS. I HEAR THE PAPERWORK WAS EXTENSIVE. DEATH comes for Sam and Dean. Hilarity (with a side of heartbreak) ensues. "I don't think we punch Death, okay? I don't think that's something we do. Why don't you stand back here and chill for a second?" Hee!

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Supernatural/Angel

Just Another Lost Angel by [livejournal.com profile] teand
Dean runs into Cordelia in a sewer in LA. There are tentacle monsters and then some hot, hot sex (er, not with the tentacle monsters, to be clear). Sweet, funny, hot, and just a little sad.

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Supernatural/Scooby-Doo

Strangers in the Night by [livejournal.com profile] theladyscribe
Velma meets Dean, finds some common ground with him, and discovers ghosts are real. This is an adorable crossover that sounds crazy but really works. I always thought Dean and Velma would get along.

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Lord of the Rings
Seawrack by hossgal
Beautifully evocative story of Legolas, longing for the sea, and Gimli, worrying about losing him. hg gets Gimli, and his relationship with Legolas, in the way most people don't, and her Gimli is a joy to read.

***

Narnia
Skies of Couple-Colour by [livejournal.com profile] brown_betty
Lovely fic about Peter learning how to become a king, and his relationship with Oreius, the centaur general of his army, and the narration is brilliantly true to the books.

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Good Omens

Seaside by[livejournal.com profile] irisbleu and [livejournal.com profile] linnpuzzle
Unutterably beautiful and moving and sweet and funny story of Crowley and Aziraphale taking a little beach holiday and discovering hidden depths in their friendship. And the sequel, Undertow, which is Crowley’s POV of the days after. Warm and tender and breathtakingly lovely.

Thunder Road (Trade In These Wings on Some Wheels) by [livejournal.com profile] vulgarweed
Adam's taken with existentialism so Aziraphale and Crowley can't count on his help to get away from a mob of angry demons. Funny and smart, and a great title. *g* And the sequel, The Circular Argument, in which Adam, Aziraphale and Crowley have a philosophical discussion, and an incredible amount of mind-blowing sex. (Adam is an adult) Funny, hot and sweet.

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Lord of the Rings
Siren's Song by [livejournal.com profile] queenofthorns
The Ring exerts its will on Boromir, and we get glimpses of what it promises him, what he thinks he will gain. Wonderfully done.

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The Breakfast Club

Higher Education by Resonant
Excellent post-movie Bender/Brian story. Hot, funny and believable.

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Lord of the Rings

Seam of Stone by hossgal
Sharp, brittle, sad and knowing. Gimli waits while Legolas, Aragorn and Eowyn try to sort themselves out.

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Ocean's 11

Those Silent Tongues of Love by [livejournal.com profile] luzdeestrellas
Wonderful Danny/Rusty story in which we see how the whole Tess thing came about, and what they ended up doing about it.

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Veronica Mars

Hollywood Makeover by [livejournal.com profile] marylane23
Veronica, Duncan and Logan and the TV-movies of the aftermath.

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LotR, XMM

Jun. 29th, 2004 01:45 pm
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Lord of the Rings

Lords of Misrule by fabula rasa
Ah, Legolas and Gimli the way it should be done, with prickly misunderstandings and hot hot dwarf/elf sex. Lovely.

~*~

XMM

Songs of a Wayfarer by Marguerite
A beautiful epistolary Logan/Rogue fic. The quiet, realistic way Marguerite writes the characters just blows me away every time. I cried through this last night, not because it's sad, though it is, but because it's true and beautiful and reminds me why I love Rogue and Logan as characters, and even more of why I love them *together*, even if they aren't actually together, just writing to each other, circling before Logan gives in to the inevitable.

~*~
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Good Omens/Dogma

Home Is Where the Heart Is by daegaer
Good Omens/Dogma crossover. I still have not seen Dogma, so I'm a little lost on the Loki and Bartleby business, but the Aziraphale/Crowley interaction is too sweet and fun to miss.

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LotR

Sky As Grey As Your Heart by afrai
An uncertain Legolas waits for Gimli to join him at the Grey Havens. Subtle, exquisite, in character.

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Lord of the Rings
Bandage by Keelywolfe
Legolas helps Aragorn heal. Very hot, and I especially like the way she handles the Arwen factor.

Breathe by Fileg
Three scenes on Anduin, between Boromir and Faramir. Nice sketch of them as youngsters, and a nice tie-in to their final meeting.

The Darkness That Endures by Branwyn
Eowyn makes a different choice, because not every problem can be solved by love. ::sniff:: My poor sad girl, she’ll never be able to be happy.

Elven Eyes, Human Hands by Caenis
Eowyn has seen the jewel Aragorn wears before. Intriguing look at Legolas/Aragorn and Aragorn/Arwen through Eowyn’s eyes.

The Flower and the Sun Ezra’s Persian Kitty
The metaphor is a little heavy-handed, but it works in a humorous way, as Legolas gets exasperated with Gimli’s fumbling around the subject of their relationship.

Folk Unfree by Two Ladies of Quality
Eowyn and Aragorn share a moment after Helm's Deep. The details are just ... right. Evocative, poignant, and real.

Just a Thought by Afrai
Bwahahahaha! Elrond’s thoughts as the Council convenes. So. Funny.

The Last Elf Standing by Suzene Campos
::snicker::
Elves behaving badly. Epistolary fic. Letters between Elrond and Thranduil. They're not all buddy-buddy, either. Elrond doesn’t listen to Thranduil’s advice, and Thranduil gets to say, “I told you so.” I enjoyed this more than I should have. You'll have to take the colloquial language and the broad characterization in stride.

Reflections on Absent Men by Your Cruise Director
Boromir's death left a gap in many lives. This fic explores the effects of his death on various people, and does it well.

Singing in the Sun and Chasing the Moon by Kielle
AU – Eomer accompanies Boromir on his search for the legendary Imladris. Engaging characterization, nice action, good buddy-flick kind of stuff. I really enjoyed these more than I expected to, given my reluctance to go too far AU in Tolkien.

Thoughts by kerosene
Nice thought piece, gets right into Eomer’s head as he contemplates Eowyn’s choices and his own. One minor quibble – I cannot imagine him referring to Theodred as ‘Dred,’ but eh, I can overlook it, since I’ve run across so few good Eomer stories.

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Yes, it's snowing in New York on April 7th. Despite my protestations that this is against all laws of god and man.

Sigh.

Anyhow, buncha recs for you, mostly LotR (and mostly either Legolas/Gimli or Legolas- or Eowyn-centric), plus one or two other things.

Lord of the Rings
Beautiful by Celli
Legolas learns to see. Beautiful, indeed. I'm not reccing it just 'cause she wrote it for me, but because it gets right into Legolas' head.

Comfort in the Warmth by Nezad JK
Gimli fears his time with Legolas grows short as they camp under the leaves in Fangorn. Short and sweet.

The Elvish Way With All Good Beasts by Teanna
Horses. Yeah. You know, find me a girl who didn't dream of horses at some point in her 'tween years and well, I think you've found a liar. I'd be surprised, at any rate. Even I, city girl that I am, had my horse-centered dreams as a preteen and this story hits all those notes. How Legolas learned to ride the Elvish way. Sweet look at a very young Prince of Mirkwood.

Folk of a Different Race by Lemur
Legolas and Gimli try to satisfy Gandalf’s request that they become friends. Lemur nails the characters, so even though she seems to have a fear of ‘said’, I still enjoyed this muchly.

Gold and Steel by Sophie K. Werkers
Eowyn makes a choice for the future of Rohan. Chilling and sadly plausible AU. Some minor quibbles with timeline terminology, but nothing to stop you from reading and enjoying.

The Hill of Erech by Daisy Norbury
Legolas helps Gimli during and after the ride through the Paths of the Dead. Poignant and sweet.

I Will Follow by Arachne
A moment between Legolas and Gimli, where things are left unspoken, but not impossible.

The Last Grey Ship by ErinRua
The Fellowship is passing, and Legolas and Gimli attend one last parting. Lovely, sad story of the end of their time in Middle-earth.

Legolas Shall Be for the Elves by Teanna
So why *did* Elrond send Legolas with the Fellowship instead of Glorfindel? This is a lovely explanation, and it includes something that I hold very dear to my own childish heart - hobbits playing Frisbee. I kid you not.

Refraction by Kielle
The truth behind the gentle myth that Finduilas, wife of Denethor, pined away for the sea. Chilling and sad, and it makes so much *sense*. I actually felt bad for Denethor, which is a first.

Small Soldiers by Cori Lannam
Young Boromir and Faramir pay a last visit to their mother. Delicate and true and deeply felt and real. These are real boys and you can see the men they’ll grow into and it hurts. So. Much. If you don't sniffle while reading this, you are a cold, hard creature.

Too Late for Misgivings by Shadow975
Boromir and Faramir say farewell as Boromir leaves to find Imladris. Nicely done.

Untying Knots by Keelywolfe
Hair -- long, beautiful hair -- is one of the few things that Tolkien explicitly mentions as a turn-on for Elves. Legolas combs Gimli’s hair in this brief story, and such a simple act means so much more than he could ever say.

Wineðearfinde by Bill the Pony
Gimli and Eowyn take comfort before the battle. This is what I'm talking about, people! I believe this could have happened. Two warriors, love unrequited, and some hot sex.

I guess that's it for me, folks.

Read. Enjoy. Send love.

~victoria
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Mostly Lord of the Rings recs, with a few HP thrown in for good measure.

Lord of the Rings

Light and Memories by bounce
Lovely lyrical Legolas/Aragorn piece, set just after Helm's Deep.

Mother of Horses by hossgal
Written for the One Ring Challenge. Eomer has the Ring, and plans to restore Rohan to her former glory. Chilling.

Not Willingly Unlock by Isos Arei
This is a fic about words, about language and I'm at a loss for words. Exquisite, stunning, evocative, well-wrought - just a beautiful telling of the love story of Legolas and Gimli.

Parental Consent by Honesty
*dies laughing* Okay, the dialogue is a little too colloquial, but the humor is just - you know Thranduil imprisoned Bilbo and the Dwarves in The Hobbit, right? And Legolas is Thranduil's son, and Gimli is Glóin's? And Thranduil and Glóin hate each other? Neither parent is happy with the lover his son has chosen, and this is a hilarious look at what would happen when they find out.

Repairs by Isabeau of Greenlea
Gimli repairs the notch in his axe after Helm's Deep, and meditates on the things he's seen. Just a lovely piece of characterization and writing. There needs to be more good Gimli fic.

Shines Like Hope by Celli
Beautiful Legolas POV on his relationship with Aragorn over the years.

Treacherous As the Dawn by BrieflyDel
Another from the One Ring Challenge. Arwen takes the Ring and arranges her wedding. Intriguing look at a not-very-fleshed-out character, and what she'd do if she had that power.

In Bliss by jenelin
Ten years after RotK, Eowyn and Faramir return to Minas Tirith for a celebration, but all is not well with Eowyn. Lovely portrait of a woman confused and a marriage that she takes for granted.

And because I haven't officially recced it, Bagenders by Lady Alyssa and Random Dent.
Read. Laugh. Try not to fall off the bed and wake the dog, like I did.


Read and send love. You know you want to.

~victoria
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This past month or so, I didn't read as much as I'd have liked, and didn't like everything I read, but here are some gems worth digging up and reading and rereading.

Lord of the Rings
The Care and Feeding of Hobbits by Baylor.
Boromir learns about Hobbits in these beautiful slice-of-life stories that capture the characters at their most charming and vulnerable. Wonderful Boromir characterization, and I defy you not to sniffle at least a little in various places.

Laura JV’s site, which houses her wonderful Legolas/Gimli fic. Heart’s Ease, Lied: Lay My Heart Naked and Love Knot are all beautiful evocations of this too-long-ignored (and practically canon!) pairing. Laura JV hits both tone and characterization on the head, and makes Legolas and Gimli come alive in their love and doubt.

Read. Love. Send feedback.

~victoria
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Black Is the Color by A. Vulgarweed.
You can blame this on [livejournal.com profile] bonibaru. LotR/HP cross that is not for the faint of stomach, but is hilariously creepy. Snape meets the Witch-King of Angmar and things get a little out of hand.
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Buffy
Decisions, Revisions, Reversals
by Amy
Dawn and Faith and The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock. Amy gets the characters right -- Dawn's longing for a normal life, Faith's longing to be forgiven (but still on her own terms) and includes one of my favorite poems ever.

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Lord of the Rings
Thrown
by Halrloprillalar
Legolas/Gimli the way it should be done. Delicate, sly, sweet and loving.

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Earthsea
There isn't much Earthsea fic out there, and I for one think that's a good thing. But this I whole-heartedly recommend, and not just because I beta'd it. *G*

Even Beyond All Other Lands by Bounce
Perfectly in character, this is an exquisite piece of writing that really captures Lebannen's longing for Ged. All beta bias aside, I really think this is a lovely fic.

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Star Wars
This is Martha Wilson's site
and I recommend everything listed there. Especially The Arandu Series

For those who question why the Original Trilogy was better, I give you Han Solo. My first fictional boyfriend. *swoon*

~*~
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Lord of the Rings
They Say of the Elves by Brancher
I haven't read much LotR fic, and I won't because, well, because. But this, this is a beautiful Legolas/Gimli piece - poetic and well-done and just... oh, so achingly sweet.

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X-Men (comicverse)
Throw My Head Away by Alestar
Bobby's thinking of changing his codename. Subtle, well-drawn characterization and an ending that made me sniffle.

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LotR

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Lord of the Rings
Beauty by Kate Bolin.
What if Galadriel had accepted the Ring when Frodo offered? "All will love me and despair," indeed.

And in that same vein, Through the Leaves by Twinkledru
I'm not quite sure I buy this Legolas, but what if *he* had taken the ring? Beautifully written, and chilling. Slash.

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Alias
In Step by Nestra
Hot like a hot thing - second person UST between Syd and Vaughn that just burns. ::fans self:: did it get hot in here or what?

Lord of the Rings
Orturmoriwen by Twinkledru
Ah. In Middle-Earth, long before even the first Alliance of Men and Elves against Sauron, there was one who fought the darkness. And this is her story.

(this inspired my own The Naming of Names, which puts a slayer down in Earthsea. But I'm not reccing myself. I'm just saying, Orturmoriwen is a good, inspirational story. You might find yourself thinking of Slayers in Unusual Places after reading it.)

Minority Report
Now by Thuvia Ptarth
Written for the defining moments challenge, Thuvia takes us inside the mind of Agatha Lively from Minority Report and does it in a way you'll never forget.

X-Men
Dancing Cranes by Pollyanna
Beautiful, understated, graceful slice of life vignette that captures Logan and Xavier in a quiet moment of remembrance. Plus, the scarf.

The Glass King by Unanon
Put the master of metal in a plastic cage and watch how he reacts. Incisive, shivery goodness that gets right inside Magneto's head.

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