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July 17th, 2020

Given the fact that Yahoo/Geocities, in their infinite wisdom (*choke*, *splutter*, *cough*), have elected to delete all free websites from their webhosting service, I am posting the content of my two websites to my livejournal.

Regarding the recommendations pages, please note the following. If we have an email address for an author, we will post it with the thought that feedback is a nice thing for authors and we like to do what we can to encourage it. If however you see your email listed here and would prefer NOT to have us post it, just drop us a line (soleiltropiques1@gmail.com) and we'll remove it. Thank you! (Please feel free to drop us a line if you have anything else you would like us to change with regards to a fic you have written. We simply wish to pay tribute to the fanfiction authors mentioned herein and we would certainly not go against anyone's wishes!)
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June 28th, 2019

Links to my ontd_p posts

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So, I've posted quite a bit to ontd_political in the past few months. I thought I'd just link to those (many, LOL) posts here. (A friend of mine has been having me send her the links, so I thought I'd post them here, too.)

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I try to keep abreast of what's going on around the world (i.e. I also try to read from many sources) and that's pretty much where I get ideas for these posts. There are some really important things going on that we often don't hear about that much.

August 23rd, 2016

Pooch photo

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This is our sweetie, Hubert (=male Australian shepherd).

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(He is sitting in this pic. :-)

Here is a link to a pic of our dearly departed doggie Félix (1999-2014).

August 22nd, 2016

Microsoft Word

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I just needed to say that Microsoft Word occasionally (frequently?) is the most idiotic program known to man.

When the program ASSUMES things (e.g. with regards to my document's formatting) that: (i) I have no idea WHY it is assuming I want, (ii) it becomes extremely difficult to get it to STOP assuming whatever formatting issue it has been assuming.

Sometimes a basic text editor would be so much simpler!

May 31st, 2016

Yep, I do need to post more often, LOL.

Some new fanfiction recs (again, I haven't managed to get Angela to give me hers yet, so these are mine):

Criminal Minds

-One Night Only, by blythechild. NC-17 (Reid/Prentiss). Recommended by Bea. Author's summary: Reid and Prentiss get stranded at a motel during a storm and decide to play Truth or Dare to pass the time. The results are both expected and unexpected. NB: More fic by this author can be found in our recs pages (see the Criminal Minds section) and is also here.

Star Trek: reboot 'verse

-Better, by rheanna27. Rated G. Recommended by Bea. Author's summary: Two weeks after his sixth birthday, he took apart the family holovid. Bea's comments: A lovely little fic about one Montgomery Scott. NB: More of rheanna27's fic can be found in our rec pages (i.e. see the Star Trek: reboot 'verse section, as well as the Battlestar Galactica:2003 and BtVS/Angel sections) as well as here and at their livejournal.
-Half of my Heart, by CorpusInvictus. NC-17 (Kirk/Spock slash). (This is actually a crossover with ST: The Original Series 'verse.) Recommended by Bea. Author's summary: Written for the Star Trek XI Kink Meme prompt: "A post-TMP/pre-TWoK scene with Kirk and Spock, then Spock Prime being reflective and sad in his new universe because he misses his Jim." NB: More fic by this author is recommended in our recs pages (see the Star Trek: reboot 'verse section) and can be found here.
-King's Page (The), by awarrington. NC-17 (Kirk/Spock slash). Recommended by Bea. Author's summary: Jim gets a job at the royal palace and finds himself falling for King Spock, heir to the Vulcan Empire. NB: More fic by this author is recommended in our recs pages (see the Star Trek: reboot 'verse section) and can be found at their livejournal as well as here and here.
-Unsung, by jncar. Rated PG. Recommended by Bea. Author's summary: Written in response to the prompt, “Winona, unsung”. Bea's comments: I really liked this portrayal of Kirk's mother, which was different from most fanfic (i.e. where she tends to be portrayed as a horrible person and mother) and really well done. NB: More fic by this author is recommended in our recs pages (see the Star Trek: reboot 'verse section) and can be found on their livejournal.

Star Trek: Voyager

-Parameters, by lodessa. NC-17 (Janeway/Chakotay). Recommended by Bea. (Incomplete/ongoing fic) Author's summary: What starts off as a friendly arrangement to release some built up tension quickly spirals out of control. NB: More fic by this author can be found here.

Star Wars

-Out of the Shadows, by Ash Darklighter. Rated R (some Han/Leia, Luke/Mara Jade). Recommended by Bea. (Incomplete fic) Author's summary: Luke Skywalker struggles to come to terms with the legacy he's been given and the destiny he must have and leaves the Alliance to continue his training. Bea's comments: Really awesome and plotty fic. Please note that this was written a few years before The Force Awakens came out. Also, it takes place not too long after the events of Return of the Jedi and right after the book The Truce at Bakura by Kathy Tyers (i.e. you don't have to have read the book to follow or enjoy this fic, but here is a summary for those who are interested). NB: More fic by this author can be found here.

April 13th, 2016

These recommendations pages were first created and are run by me (Bea aka ‘Coucher de Soleil’) and my friend Angela. We are avid fanfic readers of a great many fandoms. Over our fanfic reading years we have come across many stories we liked, and a few we found truly amazing. While we can't remember them all (and while we haven't read every piece of fanfic out there), we want to be able to showcase a few that have stuck in our minds. In these recommendations pages, you will find a collection of stories and links. Whenever possible we have tried to link to an author's webpage, due to space considerations ('cause Angela likes the *epic*...). Grab a snack, and be prepared to sit for a while. :-) We encourage you to explore said authors sites because while we are mostly recommending only one or two of the stories specifically we generally find these authors to be quite good. Enjoy!

Please send us suggestions for additions to our fanfic list! Just send it to soleiltropiques1@gmail.com -and please include a short explanation of the fandom if it is not one of the more popular TV series or movies. We will also put your name as the person who suggested the piece in the first place. We do however reserve the right not to link to/post stories on this site if we truly don't believe they are worth it (i.e. we’re not difficult, but if it’s really terrible we wouldn’t be honest people if we recommended it :). We are now recommending stories written by authors whom we have not contacted. The reason for this being that we finally decided that linking to a publicly available web site was probably OK... ;) We will never, of course, post other people's stories on our site without their express permission. Also, if you see your story linked to on our pages and want us to remove it, just email us and we'll take the link off right away. :) Also, please note that this site is not spoiler protected in any way, shape or form. As things stand at the moment, it would be *way* too much of a headache for us to include spoiler warnings given the multiple fandoms involved.

Finally, ye olde obligatory disclaimers. We do not own anything on this page. Authors have come up with the ideas for each of their stories, but various companies own the fandoms. These pages and the fanfic on them do not seek to infringe on any copyright, and we are not making any money off this. Furthermore, in some cases we do mention the fact that a fanfiction author now has published work to their credit. This statement is *not* to be taken as an endorsement or as a form of advertisement of their commercial work, we are not associated in any way shape or form with any commercial/for profit fiction, and we are not, under any circumstances, giving out information on where to locate the authors' published works. (Doing this (i) would be unethical, (ii) could get us in serious trouble, (iii) all we want is to state the fact of their being professional authors because we think it's kind of cool, and because we're happy for the authors in question. Thank you. :)

IMPORTANT: Some stories posted and/or linked to from these pages are of an adult nature. If you are under the age of majority in your country of residence, and/or if you do not wish to view this kind of material, we ask you to please read the non-adult material only. Adult stories have the notation NC-17 or R (R-rated stories are less explicit than NC-17 stories, but are still not suitable for minors) next to them below. Please note that following any of our links to stories rated R or NC-17 implies that you are, 1) of age in your area of residence, and 2) that you understand and accept that you are viewing material with explicit sexual or other content. Thank you.

Fanfiction Suggestions page (Fandoms Sn to Z)

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Fanfic suggestions (Sn to Z)

Stargate

Stargate: Atlantis

  • Moments Sacred and Profane series, by Mice. NC-17 (McKay/Beckett slash, and not detailed past child abuse). Recommended by Angela.
    Angela's comments: This is a prolific, wonderful ongoing series of stories set during seasons 1 and 2. The characterizations are spot on and there are great original characters and couples. Everything by this author is great. Just scroll down till you get to this series and check out the 2 soundtracks available for download.

  • A Regency SGA Tale, by GraceandFire. NC-17 (Sheppard/Mckay slash). Recommended by Angela.
    John Sheppard is determined to bring to ruin the villainous McKay family. But young (ok, youngish) Rodney interferes with his plans. This is totally fun, AU, like a fizzy romance novel.
    NB: More fic by this author can be found here.

  • Ripples in the Space Between, by Mardahin. PG-13 (Slash and het, Sheppard/McKay and lots of other pairings. Mpreg -I know, but it works.). Recommended by Angela.
    What happens when Atlantis is cut off from Earth again? What about when contact is re-established? Stories cover several decades.
    Angela: Not what I expected and the second generation Lanteans are great to read.
    NB: More fic by this author can be found here.

  • The World According to Rover, by Orithain and Rina. NC-17 (Sheppard/McKay slash). Recommended by Angela.
    Angela's comments: Another awesome series by the ladies at Infinitum. The humour I love and a sentient cart named Rover. What more could you ask for? NB: More fic by these authors can be found here.

Stargate:SG1


  • Accidents And Understandings, by Biblio. NC-17 (Jack/Daniel slash). Recommended by Angela.
    Author's description: A week in the life of an arthritic colonel and a myopic linguist in pursuit of THE perfect date. Split into 7 parts.
    Angela's description: FUNNY, sweet and thoroughly enjoyable. I love all of Biblio's stories but I'm recommending this one specifically because it was my first. NB: More fic by this author can be found here.

  • Stranded, by Bryn. R (Daniel/Janet). Recommended by Angela.
    Angela: A peaceful mission goes horribly wrong stranding Daniel and Janet. Wow, I actually read a non-slash SG1 fic. I don't get to see Janet enough and a story from her point of view was refreshing. The development from friendship to love is taken slowly and their reintroduction to home gives an interesting jolt to the balance of their relationship. NB: This author's site seems to be down at the moment -we will post a new link if we find one.

Star Trek

General (no particular television series)


  • The Vortex of Power series, by Christine L. Francis. (R to NC-17). Recommended by Angela.
    This is a series of six stories which takes place among the Klingons. (The first story interacts with DS9.) This series covers politics, integrating into an alien culture and some good old-fashioned Klingon romance. A very wild read. NB: Further stories by this author can be found here.

  • Wisdom and Beauty, by Macedon. StarTrek around DS9/Voyager time. NC-17 for rape. Recommended by Bea and Angela.
    Angela: This story is simply amazing. It has nothing to do with the TV shows and involves a Vulcan/Human relationship. There is a rape involved but if you can get past that then the rest of the story is very worthwhile.
    Bea: This story is, like Angela said, amazing. It is rated NC-17 because of a graphic rape scene. Rape and its aftermath are depicted in this story, which manages to make you feel the horror of this very well.

Next Generation (The)


  • Passing Ships, by Ym. G/PG (crossover with ST:Voyager, with a tiny bit of Janeway/Chakotay).Recommended by Bea.
    Captain Jean-Luc Picard's friendship with two generations of Janeway admirals. NB: More fic by this author can be found here.

Original Series (The)


  • Family Matters, by Elise Madrid. NC-17 (Kirk/Spock slash). Recommended by Bea.
    Author's summary: Lt. Spock is sent to the Vega Colony to recuperate from an injury sustained on Rigel 7. While there he helps a lady in distress and is befriended by her family. NB: More fic by this author can be found here.

  • From the Beginning, by Aelin. NC-17 (Kirk/Spock slash). Recommended by Bea. Author's summary: Spock is drawn to Kirk from the first time he sees him at the Academy. NB: More fic by this author can be found here.

  • Half of my Heart, by CorpusInvictus. NC-17 (Kirk/Spock slash, tiny bit of Spock/Uhura). (This is actually a crossover with the Star Trek 'reboot 'verse.) Recommended by Bea. Author's summary: Written for the Star Trek XI Kink Meme prompt "a post-TMP/pre-TWoK scene with Kirk and Spock, then Spock Prime being reflective and sad in his new universe because he misses his Jim." NB: More fic by this author is recommended in our pages (i.e. in the Star Trek 'reboot 'verse section) and can be found here.

Reboot Universe (i.e. 2009 movie universe)


  • All That We Can Be, Not Just What We Are, Who Am I To Say?, Living on the Promise in Your Last Kiss, by dreamlittleyo. NC-17 (Kirk/Spock slash). Recommended by Bea. Author's summary: The bond between captain and first mate runs deeper than blood. Written to the prompt, 'spock goes into Pon Farr and Uhura isn't able to empathically bond with him -but a certain captain is'. NB: More fic by this author can be found here.

  • Anchor Me, part one, part two, by synia09. PG-13 (Kirk/Spock). Recommended by Bea. Author's summary: Kirk is part Betazoid, he doesn't advertise it because it doesn't define him, but after feeling the terror and the psychic scream from the destruction of Vulcan he starts to break down. He can't block anything anymore and it almost kills him. Spock intervenes. NB: More fic by this author can be found at their livejournal.

  • Better, by rheanna27. Rated G. Recommended by Bea. Author's summary: Two weeks after his sixth birthday, he took apart the family holovid. Bea's comments: A lovely little fic about one Montgomery Scott. NB: More fic by this author is recommended in our pages (i.e. see the current/Star Trek 'reboot 'verse section, as well as the BtVS/Angel and Battlestar Galactica:2003 sections) and can be found here and at their livejournal.

  • Breaking Points, by Ragdoll. NC-17 (Kirk/Spock slash). Recommended by Bea. Author's summary: When the Enterprise is asked to transport Vulcan colonists to their new home, Spock Prime comes with them. His presence changes everything -and leads to certain revelations for Jim and Spock. A story about growth, self-discovery, and new beginnings. NB: More fic by this author can be found here.

  • Coming Home, by awarrington. NC-17 (Kirk/Spock slash). Recommended by Bea. Author's summary: Set a few months into their first mission, the Enterprise is ordered to pick up a Vulcan Healer and transport him to the new colony. Once there they are scheduled to remain and assist with the early stages of setting up the colony. Kirk's liaison is his 'old friend' Ambassador Spock, now known as Elder Sepak, who takes the opportunity to help Kirk and Spock get better acquainted. NB: More fic by this author can be found on their livejournal, as well as here and here.

  • Ending Has Not Yet Been Written (The), by CorpusInvictus. NC-17 (Kirk/Spock slash). Recommended by Bea. Author's summary: Follows Kirk and Spock after their first five year mission is complete. Kirk is offered a promotion to Admiral, and Spock decides to spend time on New Vulcan. NB: More fic by this author can be found here.

  • Eyes Like an Impossible Storm, by waldorph. PG/G (a tiny bit of Kirk/Spock). Recommended by Bea. James T. Kirk's complicated relationship with his mother. NB: More fic by this author can be found here.

  • Half of my Heart, by CorpusInvictus. NC-17 (Kirk/Spock slash, tiny bit of Spock/Uhura). (This is actually a crossover with Star Trek:The Original Series.) Recommended by Bea. Author's summary: Written for the Star Trek XI Kink Meme prompt "a post-TMP/pre-TWoK scene with Kirk and Spock, then Spock Prime being reflective and sad in his new universe because he misses his Jim." NB: More fic by this author is recommended in our pages (i.e. in the current/Star Trek 'reboot 'verse section) and can be found here.

  • If Wishes Were Horses, by tobinfic. NC-17 (Kirk/Janice Rand). Recommended by Bea. Author's summary: All her life Janice Rand had wanted one thing -to figure out just what she was supposed to do with herself. She drifted into Starfleet on a whim, and to her surprise, found a niche to fill. But being assigned to the Enterprise brings with it a challenge to her neat and ordered way of life, and Janice is unsure as to how much she's willing to let James T. Kirk affect her. But since when has love ever been easy? And will Janice let her heart stand in the way of her career? Bea's comments: If you weren't a fan of this character in the original series, I'd still suggest giving this one a try. This author did an amazing job of bringing the character of Janice Rand to life in an amazin way. I rooted for her throughout the story. NB: More fic by this author can be found at their livejournal.

  • King's Page (The), by awarrington. NC-17 (Kirk/Spock slash). Recommended by Bea. (This is an AU fic.) Author's summary: Jim gets a job at the royal palace and finds himself falling for King Spock, heir to the Vulcan Empire. NB: More fic by this author is recommended in these pages (i.e. in the current/Star Trek 'reboot 'verse section) and can be found at their livejournal as well as here and here.

  • Lunch and Other Obscenities, by rheanna27. PG-13 (a tiny bit of Uhura/Spock). Recommended by Bea. Author's summary: Nyota liked her roommate just fine until she met her. Bea: Gaila was Uhura's Orion roommate in the first reboot universe film. NB: More fic by this author can be found recced in these pages (see the Battlestar Galactica and the BtVS/Angel the series sections), and is also here.

  • Mutual Feeling (A), part one, part two, part three, part four, by jncar. PG-13 (Spock/Uhura). Recommended by Bea. Author's summary: The evolution of a harmless crush into one of the most important relationships of Uhura's life. A series of Uhura-centric scenes during her final 18 months at Starfleet Academy. NB: More fic by this author can be found at their livejournal.

  • Objective Data, by walkandtalk. NC-17 (Kirk/Spock slash). Recommended by Bea. Author's summary: A young Vulcan decides to find a mate for his guardian, Spock. After careful calculations, Cadet Kirk is obviously the superior choice. NB: More fic by this author can be found here.

  • Still Life, by garryowen/dogpoet. NC-17 (Kirk/Spock slash).Recommmended by Bea. Author's summary: Traumatized by his experience on Tarsus IV, Jim Kirk runs away to Vulcan to undergo kolinahr. Bea: This is a reboot universe AU. Tarsus IV has not been mentioned in the reboot universe, but was briefly dealt with in the original Star Trek series: see here for more information on this (in the event you're as clueless as I was, LOL). NB: More fic by this author can be found here and is also recommended in these pages (see the 'Smallville' section).

  • Unsung, by jncar. Rated PG. Recommended by Bea. Author's summary: Written in response to the prompt: "Winona, unsung". Bea's comments: I really liked this portrayal of Kirk's mother, which was different from most fanfic (i.e. where she tends to be portrayed as a horrible person and mother) and really well done. NB: More fic by this author is recommended in our pages (i.e. in the current/Star Trek 'reboot 'verse section) and can be found at their livejournal.

Voyager


  • A Good Man is Hard (to Program), by monkee. NC-17 (Janeway/other).Recommended by Bea.
    Captain Janeway uses the facilities on the holodeck. Bea's comment: Truly hilarious. NB: More fic by this author can be found here.

  • Ab Initio, by Brianna Thomas. PG-13 (Janeway/Chakotay). Recommended by Bea.
    After the events in the episode 'Counterpoint', Captain Janeway is taken ill.
    Bea's comments: I liked this one, despite not having seen the episode in question. The plot was quite interesting and imaginative.
    NB: More fic by this author can be found here.

  • Deeds Done in Darkness, by Emma Woodhouse. NC-17 (Janeway/Paris). Recommended by Bea and Angela.
    Set during the second season of the series. Kathryn Janeway has an interesting dream one night.
    NB: More fic by this author can be found here.

  • Diary of a Madwoman, by vanhunks. NC-17 (a bit of Janeway/Chakotay).
    Author's summary:This story is a “what if” story based on the episode “NIGHT”. In this “what if” scenario, I posed the question: “What if Kathryn Janeway got her way and remained in the void, like she suggested to Chakotay? Kathryn Janeway gets her way. The plan Chakotay and the senior crew came up with, I changed liberally.  The options they discussed would leave only one answer: someone would have to be on the inside to destroy the vortex. Kathryn destroys the spatial vortex after Voyager has gone through. She will remain in the void. Bea's comments: This story is quite amazing. Again, a 'what if' scenario regarding what could have happened during a particular episode (i.e. so a 'road not taken'), done in an incredibly original and believable way.
    NB: More fic by this author can be found here.

  • Future is Ours (The), by Dawn. NC-17 (Janeway/Chakotay). Recommended by Bea.
    Picking up where the television series left off, this series how these two characters' relationship might have evolved in the midst of a changing Federation. (Taken partly from author's summary.)
    NB: More fanfic by this author can be found here.

  • Hopes and dreams, by Brianna Thomas. NC-17 (Janeway/Chakotay). Recommended by Bea.
    Author's summary: Captain Janeway has some strange experiences after exploring a nebula.
    Bea's comments: This was very well done. I especially liked the links between the scenes and how the difference between reality and fiction/dreams was emphasized in the story.
    NB: More fic by this author can be found here.

  • Leap of Faith series, by Penny. Rated PG-13 (some Janeway/Chakotay). Recommended by Bea.
    Action and drama occur as Voyager continues its voyage in the Delta quadrant, going through many adventures. Meanwhile, the Captain and her first officer deal with their feelings for one another. Bea especially liked this story's interesting plotlines. (Starts with 'Avatar'.) Bea: I tried and failed for a really really long time to find a link for this fic. The only link I found is a web archived link, so hopefully it will work. I believe this is most likely due to the fact that this author has now published some of her fic. While I'm happy for the author, I also find it unfortunate and a teensy bit annoying to suddenly not be able to read these stories without paying (or perhaps not at all). So FYI: I don't believe this author's fic will ever reappear online in anything other than web archive links.

  • Lieutenant (The) -this is a series of 4 stories, the summary below is for the first story, by Rocky_T. PG-13 (Janeway/Justin Tighe). Recommended by Bea.
    (Author's summary) Janeway's relationship with Lieutenant Justin Tighe--the beginning.
    NB: More fic by this author can be found here.

  • Once and Future Captain, by Your Cruise Director, Libra471, and Shayenne. NC-17 (Janeway/Chakotay). Recommended by Bea.
    Chakotay and Harry Kim find themselves transported to a future Voyager.
    NB: More fic by Shayenne can be found here. More fic by Your Cruise Director can be found here.

  • Parameters, by lodessa. NC-17 (Janeway/Chakotay). Recommended by Bea. (Incomplete/ongoing fic) Author's summary: What starts out as a friendly arrangement to release some built up tension quickly spirals out of control. NB: More fic by this author can be found here.

  • Passing Ships, by Ym. PG-13 (crossover with ST:The Next Generation, with a tiny bit of Janeway/Chakotay).Recommended by Bea.
    Captain Jean-Luc Picard's friendship with two generations of Janeway admirals. NB: More fic by this author can be found here.

  • Real Kathryn (The), by Shayenne. NC-17 (Janeway/Chakotay). Recommended by Bea.
    A bet on the holodeck. Chakotay bets that he can tell the real Kathryn from the holographic one. (Author's summary)
    NB: More fanfic by this author can be found here.

  • Realm of Hope (The), by Mizvoy. PG-13 (Janeway/Chakotay). Recommended by Bea. Author's summary: Kathryn Janeway's life experiences have taught her to give up hope for her personal dreams. That's when a friend steps in to help her see that the future can be the realm of hope. NB: More fic by this author can be found here.

  • Road Less Traveled (The), by elem. NC-17 (Janeway/Chakotay). Recommended by Bea. After going through the Borg transwarp hub (which in the final season of the TV show is what leads them home) this fic diverges by having events take a different path. NB: More fic by this author can be found here.

  • Stalemate, by Oparu. NC-17 (Janeway/Chakotay). Recommended by Bea.
    Author's summary: An Endgame and Full Circle fix-it. Decades after Kathryn Janeway's death, Chakotay travels back into the past and arrives the same day as the alternate Admiral Janeway. Since both of their futures are unfathomable, the current Kathryn and Chakotay have to find a way to keep their Voyager family, and each other, alive and well.
    NB: More by this author can be found here.

  • Twisted, by Scott Martin. PG-13. Recommended by Bea. NB: This is a ridiculous parody of the show which had Bea in stitches.

  • Without Guilt, by Spiletta. NC-17 for female/female slash (Janeway/other). Recommended by Bea.
    This is close to being a PWP, but it is quite well written. Janeway has an encounter with an alien during shore leave from Voyager. Bea particularly appreciated the fact that the author actually made what was essentially a PWP with an original character believable, in terms of characterization.
    NB: More fanfic by this author can be found here.

Star Wars


  • Out of the Shadows, by Ash Darklighter. Rated R (some Han/Leia, Luke/Mara Jade). Recommended by Bea. (Incomplete fic) Author's summary: Luke Skywalker struggles to come to terms with the legacy he's been given and the destiny he must have and leaves the Alliance to continue his training. Bea's comments: Really awesome and plotty fic. Please note that this was written a few years before The Force Awakens came out. Also, it takes place not long after the events of Return of the Jedi and right after the book The Truce at Bakura by Kathy Tyers (i.e. you don't have to have read the book to follow and enjoy this fic, but here is a summary of the book's plot for those who are interested). NB: More fic by this author can be found here.

Supernatural


  • And the next day would be Christmas, by brynnmck. PG-13. Recommended by Bea.
    Set before the series. Sam is preparing to go off to College. It's Christmas eve and John Winchester goes on a hunt.
    Bea's comments: Very nice and quite touching.
    NB: More fic by this author can be found here and at their livejournal.

  • Hell Demands, by Ingrid/startredder. PG-13. Recommended by Bea.
    Sam and Dean fight a demon, and the demon casts a death spell on Sam. Dean tries to fix the situation.
    Bea: Very funny.
    NB: More fic by this author can be found at their livejournal.

  • Looking for what you knew, by brynnmck. PG-13. Recommended by Bea.
    A short fic where Sam stands by his brother as he grieves.
    NB: More fic by this author can be found here and at their livejournal.

  • Loved and put aside, by eighth_horizon. Rated PG-13. Recommended by Bea.
    Sam and Dean take on a new case where all isn't as it seems.
    NB: More fic by this author can be found here and here.

  • Twist and Shout, by gabriel and standbyme. NC-17 (Dean/Castiel slash). Recommended by Bea. Authors' summary: What begins as a transforming love between Dean Winchester and Castiel Novak in the summer of 1965 quickly derails into something far more tumultuous when Dean is drafted in the Vietnam War. Though the two both voice their relationship is one where saying goodbye is never a real truth, their story becomes fraught with the tragedy of circumstance. In an era where homosexuality was especially vulnerable, Twist and Shout is the story of the love transcending time, returning over and over in its many forms, as faithful as the sea. Bea's comments: It is true that this majorly AU fic is not entirely faithful to the characters (a criticism I mention because I've seen many discuss this fic online). It is however a *beautiful* love story and entirely worth reading, IMHO. NB: More fic by these authors can be found here and here.

  • When you hear me singing you get the rifle down, by embroiderama. PG-13. Recommended by Bea. Set many years before the series. Dean tries to protect his brother like his father taught him. NB: More fic by this author can be found here.

Teen Wolf


  • Recs TBA: These will be recs by Angela, who is a *HUGE* fan of this show. (Once I can twist her arm so that she does sit down and writes down a few recs...)

True Blood (TV show)


  • Weapons of destruction, by queen_haq (queen_haq_fics). Rated NC-17 (Eric/Sookie, AU, based on the TV series). Recommended by Bea.
    This is a completely AU fic, set in a universe where there is no magic and no vampires, etc. Our two characters meet and fall in love. It's pretty amazing to be able to change the setting of the story so completely and still have these two characters feel like they are the people we 'know' from the TV show. Very awesome. NB: To read this particular fic you need to join the group queen_haq_fics. Other fic by this author can be found here.

  • Selfless to the End, by My Universe. NC-17 (Eric/Sookie, based on the books and the TV series). Recommended by Bea.
    (Incomplete/ongoing fic) Author's summary: In Season One, Bill has to go to a tribunal for staking Longshadow to save Sookie. What if the Magister had required Sookie to attend the tribunal in Season One?
    NB: More fic by this author can be found here.

Veronica Mars


  • When He Was Good, by Orithain and Rina. Rated NC-17 (Veronica/Logan). Recommended by Bea.
    Set just after the end of season one. A nice fic where Veronica and Logan share a meal with Veronica's family and friends, as they all try to deal with the aftermath of the Lily Kane case and the Aaron Echolls trial.
    NB: More fic by these authors can be found here.

Voyager (Star Trek series)

For fic recs inspired by this series please see under 'Star Trek'.

Witchblade


  • Charity begins at home, by Cyn Tolram. Rated R (Ian/Sara, and several other pairings! :). Recommended By Bea.
    A woman from Irons' past convinces him to give time to a charity bachelor auction, with absolutely hilarious consequences.
    NB: More fic by this author can be found here.

  • Dreams, part one, part two, part three, part four, part five, part six, part seven, part eight, by Moondreamer. Rated R (some Ian/Sara). Recommended by Bea.
    Sara is tormented by recurring dreams. NB: More fic by this author can be found here (i.e. search by author).

  • A Family Affair, by dragongrrl. NC-17 (Ian/Sara). Recommended by Bea and Angela.
    (Incomplete fic) This fic is set in season 2 but diverges from the series at this point. When her nephew is in trouble, Sara Pezzini finds herself drawn closer to the mysterious man who has watched her from the shadows.

  • Kindergarten Blues, by Lex. PG-13 (some Ian/Sara). Recommended by Bea.
    Parody alert! This was intended as badfic, but had Bea in stitches and so she decided to rec it. A kindergarten teacher tries to deal with one of her pupils.
    NB: More fanfic by this author can be found here.

  • Miscommunication, by Lassar. Rated R (Ian/Sara). Recommended by Angela.
    Ian mishears an order from his master. A strange situation ensues.
    NB: More fic by this author can be found here.

The X-Files


  • Addictions-Turnabout stories, by Viridian 5. NC-17 (Mulder/Krycek slash). Recommended by Angela.
    A really great series of stories based on the emotional damage from a past case when Mulder was a Violent Crimes profiler. Please feel free to read other stories by Viridian including those in the Andromeda world.
    NB: More fic by this author can be found here.

  • Admission Series, by Aries. NC-17 (Mulder/Krychek slash). Recommended by Angela.
    Angela's comments: A long series of stories about Mulder and Krychek and their relationships with each other and with friends and family. And, of course, in the face of a whole lot of trials and tribulations. I have to say that 'Always a Bridesmaid' is my favorite.

  • Chances Series, by Alex Jones and Elessar. NC-17 (Mulder/Krycek slash). Recommended by Angela.
    Angela's comments: Sometimes when you go back and read a story you haven't read in years, it doesn't hold up to time. And sometimes it's better. This is one of those. Great characterizations and good angst.

  • Dear Mr. Mulder, by wombat. Rated PG-13. Recommended by Bea.
    Mulder moves into a new apartment. This causes some, er, difficulties for his neighbors.
    Bea's comments: Absolutely hilarious.

  • Generations Series, by MacSpooky, Juliettt, and Eowyn Evenstar. Rated R (Mulder/Scully, Skinner/Margaret). Recommended by Angela.
    It starts with Mulder's visits to Scully while she is in a coma during the time of 'One Breath' and ultimately wades its way through his marriage to Dana, their honeymoon, and early married life, later married life, children and everything in between. Old characters and new it feels like an old friend. It focuses more on character exploration rather than X-files though that does play a factor. 34 stories in all. We've linked to the G section of the Gossamer archive because all of the stories are there and in order. Just scroll down the page to find them.

  • Hardball and sequels, by Missy Pennington. PG-13 to NC-17 (MSR). Recommended by Medea V.
    This series of stories follows Mulder and Scully as they go through a series of adventures together. NB: More fic by this author can also be found by clicking on the link above

  • The Magician Series (books I to IV), by Jennifer Lyon and Suzanne Bickerstaffe. NC-17 (Mulder/Scully or MSR). Recommended by Angela.
    Mulder and Scully are thrown into an alternate reality where magic is real and they must work together to save that world. The third story heavily features Skinner. (yeah)

Zorro


  • All the King's Horses, by Probeda. PG-13 (a bit of Diego/Victoria). Recommended by Bea.
    Based on the Family Channel's late 80's/early 90's TV show, this is a truly wonderful fic.
    Author's summary: The alcalde remains silent as a tide of lawlessness threatens Los Angeles. Zorro rides to meet it, but will the cost be higher than Diego can pay?
    NB: More fic by this author can be found here.

  • Love Has No Rhyme and No Reason, by LaCorelli. PG/PG-13 (Diego/Victoria). Recommended by Bea.
    (Incomplete/ongoing fic) Based on the Family Channel's version of Zorro. Author's summary: One night, while alone with Diego in an abandoned windmill, Victoria figures out his secret, and everything changes. Bea's comments: I really like this author's take on events in the show. In other words, how could things have developed if Victoria had found out Diego's secret?
    NB: More fic by this author can be found here.

  • Tempered Steel, by Ruth Parker. PG-13 (Diego/Victoria). Recommended by Bea.
    Based on the Family Channel's version which aired in the late 1980s/early 1990s. Many thanks to Mary for finding the new URL for us! :-)
    Summary: 'Tempered Steel' is a gripping story with an intricate plot which follows Diego and Victoria as a new law is passed by the king of Spain, stating that single women can no longer own property. This forces Victoria to consider her options. NB: More fanfic by Ruth can be found here.

April 3rd, 2016

Whew! Long post...

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...Wow.

I just posted a super detailed post at ontd_political on human rights abuses in China: 'China's human rights record isn't just terrible: it's monstrous'.

The post is here: http://ontd-political.livejournal.com/11315583.html

Also, I have another headache. Yuck.

March 2nd, 2016

I have a headache...

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I have a really bad headache.

In other news, I decided to post at ontd_political today. The community has really been picking up, which is really cool. Hopefully the long delay since I ever posted there won't mean my post gets rejected.

Anyways, it's so much fun trying to get work done with a headache!! (And that is post Tylenol. Ugh.)

ETA: My post is already on there! Yay!

February 18th, 2016

Fanfic Update!! :-D

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Here are some brand spankin' new fanfic recommendations!

Criminal Minds

-One In A Million, by SillyOldThing. NC-17 (Prentiss/Reid). Recommended by Bea. Author's summary: A distraught Emily gets an unexpected visit. Reid has failed a friend in the past, but he's not going to be pushed away this time. Bea's comments: I'm recommending this because while some aspects seemed a bit unrealistic to me, it was so much fun and so hilarious that I reread it several times.

Star Trek: reboot universe (i.e. 2009 movie 'verse)

-All That We Can Be, Not Just What We Are, Who Am I To Say?, and Living On the Promise of Your Last Kiss, by dreamlittleyo. NC-17 (Kirk/Spock slash). Recommended by Bea. Author's summary: The bond between captain and first mate runs deeper than blood. Written to the prompt: 'Spock goes into Pon Farr and Uhura isn't able to empathically bond with him -but a certain captain is'.
-Anchor Me, part one, part two, by synia09. PG-13 (Kirk/Spock). Recommended by Bea. Author's summary: Kirk is part Betazoid, he doesn't advertise it because it doesn't define him, but after feeling the terror and the psychic scream from the destruction of Vulcan he starts to break down. He can't block anything anymore and it almost kills him. Spock intervenes.
-Breaking Points, by Ragdoll. NC-17 (Kirk/Spock slash). Recommended by Bea. Author's summary: When the Enterprise is asked to transport Vulcan colonists to their new home, Spock Prime comes with them.  His presence changes everything – and leads to certain revelations for Jim and Spock.  A story about growth, self-discovery, and new beginnings.
-Ending Has Not Yet Been Written (The), by CorpusInvictus. NC-17 (Kirk/Spock slash). Recommended by Bea. Author's summary:
Follows Kirk and Spock after their first five year mission is complete. Kirk is offered a promotion to Admiral, and Spock decides to spend time on New Vulcan.
-If Wishes Were Horses, by tobinfic. NC-17 (Kirk/Janice Rand). Recommended by Bea. Author's summary: All her life Janice Rand had wanted one thing - to figure out just what she was supposed to do with herself. She drifted into Starfleet on a whim, and to her surprise, found a niche to fill. But being assigned to the Enterprise brings with it a challenge to her neat and ordered way of life, and Janice is unsure as to how much she's willing to let James T. Kirk affect her. But since when has love ever been easy? And will Janice let her heart stand in the way of her career? Bea's comments: If you weren't a fan of this character in the original series, I'd still suggest giving this one a try. This author did an amazing job of bringing the character of Janice Rand to life in an amazing way. I rooted for her throughout the story.
-Mutual Feeling (A), part one, part two, part three, part four, by jncar. PG-13 (Spock/Uhura). Recommended by Bea. Author's summary: The evolution of a harmless crush into one of the most important relationships of Uhura's life. A series of Uhura-centric scenes during her final 18 months at Starfleet Academy.
-Objective Data, by walkandtalk. NC-17 (Kirk/Spock slash). Recommended by Bea. Author's summary: A young Vulcan decides to find a mate for his guardian, Spock. After careful calculations, Cadet Kirk is obviously the superior choice.

Star Trek: Original television series

-Family Matters, by Elise Madrid. NC-17 (Kirk/Spock slash). Recommended by Bea. Author's summary: Lt. Spock is sent to the Vega Colony to recuperate from an injury sustained on Rigel 7. While there he helps a lady in distress and is befriended by her family.
-From the Beginning, by Aelin. NC-17 (Kirk/Spock slash). Recommended by Bea. Author's summary: Spock is drawn to Kirk from the first time he sees him at the Academy.
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