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Faithless by Ari
Folk believe. It's in the constitution of folk, between heart and head, some part that's foolish enough to need certainty. Lovely meditation on faith - and the lack thereof - by Mal.


Dark Angel

Five Times Alec Didn't Get Busy by [livejournal.com profile] soundingsea
Alec's history is written in the curve of Max's bicep, the scent of her hair, the straight lines of her barcode. He nuzzles it and tastes home. Lovely. I especially like the Max and Joshua sections.


Pirates of the Caribbean

(Swing, Swing, Swing) When The Free Winds Blow by [livejournal.com profile] inlovewithnight
Sharp look at Elizabeth, looking back at her life when she's locked up for piracy.

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Firefly/Pirates of the Caribbean

That Wave's Shadow by [livejournal.com profile] voleuse
Sharp, insightful look at both Mal and Norrington.


Supernatural/Pirates of the Caribbean

Mariner by [livejournal.com profile] iseult_variante
Lovely look at one hunter who frequents the Roadhouse, and the story he has to tell. (written before At World's End)



A bedtime story by Vix
Once upon a time, a boy set out on a quest to save his brother. Fantastic crossover with Sandman - gets the tone of it just right, and Death especially is spot-on. (implied Wincest)


Dark Angel/Supernatural

Today's Tom Sawyer by [livejournal.com profile] ladyjanelly
AU post-Devil's Trap; John and Dean are gone, in 2009, Sam finds Ben (who looks just like Dean except for that weird barcode tattoo on his neck), and takes him in. Interesting, sad. The only thing a wolf-cub can grow up to be is a wolf.

and the sequels: Ridin' the Storm Out by [livejournal.com profile] ladyjanelly
The pulse hits while Sam and Ben are on a hunt.

The Space He Invades by [livejournal.com profile] ladyjanelly
But this—this feels right, to be there for Ben like he was there for Dean. The cost doesn’t matter a bit. Sam, Ben and Bobby, the first post-pulse winter and werewolves. Lovely.


Supernatural/The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Requiem (Casualties of the Human Condition) by [livejournal.com profile] freneticfloetry
Two FBI agents meet for a drink in a bar. Henriksen and Ellison and obssession. Really well done.

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Gilmore Girls

Suggestions (And Mallomars) by [livejournal.com profile] mosca
"You're going to make me face the Yale Lesbian Mafia alone?" Paris says. / "I'm sorry. I tried. But a vegan bake sale? Doesn't that defeat the whole purpose of baked goods?" Adorably awkward Paris/Rory, with a note-perfect Rory-voice.


Sports Night

Hangin' on the Telephone by [livejournal.com profile] laylee
"Don't beat yourself up for living your life, Casey. It's the only life you've got so you might as well enjoy it while it's there." Casey takes a new job, and spends a lot of time on the phone with Isaac, who is awesome. Lovely.


Pirates of the Caribbean

The Thing About Pirates by [livejournal.com profile] penknife
Elizabeth contemplates the things a Pirate king will or won't do. With Jack. With Anamaria. With Jack and Anamaria. Lovely.

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The Devil Wears Prada

When in Doubt, Wear Red by [livejournal.com profile] thelastgoodname
Long, engrossing story of how Andy and Miranda get together. Really good at evoking Andy's confusion and desire as she and Miranda begin an affair.


Pirates of the Caribbean

Itinerary by [livejournal.com profile] penknife
Will is still learning how to be captain of the Dutchman. Lovely, lyrical, meditative.


The Shawshank Redemption

The Ocean of Forgetting by [livejournal.com profile] kajikia
Beautiful, lyrical story of Red and Andy, on their beach in Mexico.

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Pirates of the Caribbean
Where Soul Meets Body by [livejournal.com profile] the_dala
Will visits his family from time to time. Lovely. Slightly AU from the coda.


Sports Night
Big Easy by [livejournal.com profile] scrunchy
Standing there, looking out, he knew things had changed, and knew he'd never understand how much.Casey loves New Orleans, and he's ready for some football. Lovely Dan/Casey first time.

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Sandman/Pirates of the Caribbean
"If thou be'st born to strange sights..." by [livejournal.com profile] pandarus
Captain Jack Sparrow + Delirium, in an open boat on the ocean. And then Jack lands on an island, and meets another familiar face. Really enjoyable.


The World's a Small Child in the Dark by [livejournal.com profile] stele3
Dean's year, and he's got a list. Sam finds it, and is determined to help Dean check off all the items. There are some characterization things in here that didn't quite work for me, but overall I really enjoyed the story, and the cameo appearance by one of the Endless. (Wincest)


Supernatural/Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Overheated by [livejournal.com profile] teand
Dean meets Cordelia when her car overheats. Flirty banter ensues, and though no real secrets are revealed, both recognize something in the other that's familiar. Wonderfully done.


Supernatural/The Crow
Through A Glass Darkly by [livejournal.com profile] azewewish
"Even the condemned lie to those they love." "Yeah, well, the point is, it's not okay." Sam and Dean in the wake of John's death, working a case. Sharp, difficult, heartbreaking crossover with "The Crow." Some minor grammatical nits but nothing to stop you from enjoying the story.


Supernatural/Harry Potter
Of A Sort and A Rough Start by [livejournal.com profile] ignipes
In the first, Dean has a fairly epic conversation with the Sorting Hat, and in the second, he spends his first week at Hogwarts trying to escape. The merging of the two worlds is well-thought-out, and the characterizations are spot on.

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Pirates of the Caribbean

The Swan In Flight and Outlaws and Inlaws by [livejournal.com profile] artaxastra
The first is a lovely glimpse of Elizabeth as the Pirate King, and Captain Teague as her Aristotle. The second follows Elizabeth's pregnancy and her reunion with Jack.

Nine Pieces of Eight by [livejournal.com profile] penknife
Absolutely stunning. Nine conversations with Calypso. The voices and characterizations are all dead on, and it's just perfect.

turn your sail (never say we die) by Fayhe
Utterly FABulous story of what happens after the end of AWE (ignoring the screenwriters' comments about the curse). Beautifully written (second person POV that works), wistful and joyful, with a really nice Will characterization.

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Pirates of the Caribbean/Sandman

To Sail Beyond the Sunset by [livejournal.com profile] pandarus
Norrington meets Death. Lovely. (AWE spoilers)


Supernatural/The X-Files

Like love we seldom keep by [livejournal.com profile] vaznetti
Sharp, sad, slightly creepy crossover with X-Files. John runs into Marita, who's being haunted.

There Are Worse Ways To Go by [livejournal.com profile] mahoni
Sam has a vision about the death of an FBI agent named Mulder. Yes. Like that. *Awesome*.

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The Devil's Gate by Jintian
Excellent SPN/Angel crossover in which Jo finds herself teaming up with Faith and Angel to close a burgeoning hellmouth in LA. Engrossing and enjoyable read, and some really hot Faith/Jo sexing.


Supernatural/China Beach

A Noon As Dark by [livejournal.com profile] zeplum
Dodger knows his dad from way back. Actually, Dean suspects that they've been friends since before the hunting started, but he's never asked. There's something about how they speak, how they move around one another that tips Dean off. Really cool story about how John knows McMurphy and Dodger from Vietnam.


Pirates of the Caribbean/Harry Potter

Parrot by [livejournal.com profile] penknife
"Is that really a parrot's egg?" "It might be," Jack says. "In the market for one?" Brilliant, perfect story of Jack Sparrow in his Hogwarts days. Awesome.


Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Askewniverse

The Soul of Wit by [livejournal.com profile] kyrafic
Hee! Oz and Silent Bob have a conversation, of sorts.

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Pirates of the Caribbean

Old Bones by [livejournal.com profile] viva_gloria
One last meeting between Jack Sparrow and Elizabeth Swann, and one last betrayal. Stark and shivery good.

Time It Was by [livejournal.com profile] the_dala
And here, Will Turner meets up with Tia Dalma, to give truth to some of the legends about Elizabeth, Jack, and himself. Wistful and lovely.

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Pirates of the Caribbean
Blame the Rum by [livejournal.com profile] cruisedirector and [livejournal.com profile] celandineb
Jack and Elizabeth strike a bargain during DMC. Hot and clever.

Five Ways of Running for Home by [livejournal.com profile] penknife
After they get Jack back, what happens? This story tackles five very possible, very interesting scenarios, and really captures the characters well, especially Elizabeth and her piratical inclinations.

A Means and An End, Speed Bonnie Boat, Creature Comforts, and Sarabande by [livejournal.com profile] artaxastra
Elizabeth and Jack on the Pearl during DMC, and Elizabeth is frustrated in more ways than one. Rings very true to both of them. Jack grins, every gold tooth visible. "Sure ye were, sweeting. Nothin' wrong with checking out the goods. Plenty 'f maids want a look at old Jack."

Round the Points by [livejournal.com profile] penknife
Lovely look at Jack and his compass. It's possible that the problem is that while there is usually only one way of getting to a thing, there are usually a lot of different ways of running away from that thing.

Six Nights Out from Tortuga by [livejournal.com profile] artaxastra
Sharp, sad, insightful look at Jack after he's been rescued.

Two of Swords by [livejournal.com profile] penknife
Elizabeth, learning how to use a sword. Lovely.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Lonesome Whistle, Blow My Blues Away, by [livejournal.com profile] nwhepcat
Faith mourns after Not Fade Away. Soundtrack by Johnny Cash. Achy, heartfelt and true.


Grey's Anatomy
The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions (or, Nobody's Going to Get a Cookie Unless You Two Stop Fighting) by [livejournal.com profile] pirateygoodness
Oh, George. George and Alex try to cheer Izzie up. Chaos ensues. Poignant and sweet and wonderful.


Pirates of the Caribbean
The Loquacious Dead by Dee
Norrington, after Dead Man's Chest, dealing with what he's done. Sharp and moving.


The West Wing
We don't notice time pass by [livejournal.com profile] pene
Absolutely gorgeous story about Ainsley and Mrs. Landingham and friendship. Short but stunning. Have a tissue handy.

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The Brothers Grimm

Lucky He Doesn’t by [livejournal.com profile] seperis
Creepy and hot, this story cuts to the dark heart beating beneath fairytales and turns everything we seem to know about Jake and Will inside out in a completely believable, heartbreaking way.


Pirates of the Caribbean/Sandman

Death and the Captain by Trinity Day
Captain Jack Sparrow has a conversation with Death while marooned on that island. Highly enjoyable.


Sports Night

Beautiful Sorta by [livejournal.com profile] circusgirl
Dan/Dana! I know! Beautifully written and spot-on Danny voice.

A quote:
The thing about Dan, the thing that makes him either sexist or chivalrous, a gentleman or a cad, is that he can't stand to see a beautiful woman cry. She doesn't even have to be beautiful, really. Pretty, marginally attractive, homely, hideous, there is something about a woman that is bigger than magic, and there's not a lot Dan believes in, in the way of magic, but women are it. A woman crying means something is horribly wrong, and it hurts Dan's heart.



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Pirates of the Caribbean

And a Star to Steer Her By by LaT
Written for the Isn’t It Iconic ficlet-a-thon, LaT captures Norrington’s sea-love, his honor, his sly humor and his similarity to one Captain Jack Sparrow, all in a very short space. Lovely.

Desired Haven by Glossolalia
Written for the Isn’t It Iconic ficlet-a-thon, this is a perfect gem of Norrington characterization and breathtaking in its beautiful clarity.

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Edited to add yuletide author names

I’m separating out the [livejournal.com profile] yuletide recs because they don't have authors' names attached at the moment, but once I add them to the Unfit Recs pages, they’ll just be listed with the rest of the fandom recs, and I'll add the authors' names when they're revealed.

also, how are Jack/Will or Xander/Willow rare pairings? But what the hell do I know?

Yuletide recs, by fandom:

Bend It Like Beckham
Friendship and Love by Claire
Bend It Like Beckham should inspire fic, because who *didn't* think Jules was in love with Jess? Well, Jules isn't sure, herself, and there's that whole Joe thing in the way, but she's working through it, and this fic follows her thoughts

Homicide: Life on the Street
All Is Calm and All Is Bright by Seana Renay
Frank visits Tim in prison at Christmas time. Oh, the guilt, the conversation, the perfect Frankentim-ness of it all will break your heart.

Northern Exposure
Oy Magic by Smara
Northern Exposure fic! Whee! Joel and Chris and blowjobs around a fire at the full moon. Guh. And a really good Joel-voice, I thought, which was necessary to make me believe this, because me? I adored Fleischman/O'Connell in all its irritating push-me/pull-you glory. But Chris... mmm...

Pirates of the Caribbean
Out of His Depth by Gloria Mundi
Oddly, I haven't recced any PotC fic, mainly because I haven't read much of it, though I have a list of links. But I really enjoyed this, with Will getting the tour of Tortuga, and discovering that Jack's beautifully tanned skin lingers in his mind's eye. They go for an unexpected moonlight swim, and Will realizes what he wants. Lovely.

Alike in Ignorance by Eleanor K.
Desire intrudes on Dream's meeting with Hob Gadling. Amazingly lovely, in character (and Dream/Desire is a hard sell), and hot, with lush prose and an aching sense of need and confusion. *g* Brilliant.


Go. Read. Enjoy. Send feedback.

Also, lemme know if any links don't work, if you liked, you didn't like, you find the recs helpful or not...

Happy Holidays!


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