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:: Space... the Magical Frontier! ::

Sweet Precisions and Soft Collisions Series: six things that changed, its sequel, and then this, followed by McCoy had some thoughts, while Spock got some tea and made some decisions, and Pike had some problems but before any of that could happen, Jim got homesick by raphaela667
Synopsis: Starfleet era, Childhood AU. (Kirk/Spock) For [personal profile] jamjar who requested an AU where Jim was on Vulcan as a kid where he meets Spock, I didn't get all your bonuses in and I'm sorry. This is quite the little 'verse in my head now though.
Notes: Also sort of an Academy AU with the childhood AU element... I wish there was a masterpost of it all but I'm tried to assemble it here for convenience! Mostly a string of ficlets but strung together beautifully.
Quote: They all follow Jim around, and she swears up and down that Stonn's died his hair blond and grown it out to cover his ears. T'Pring has started wearing jeans.

Helloooo, Nurse! by [personal profile] lalazee
Synopsis: Starfleet era, Med AU (Kirk/Spock) Jim Kirk is the only male nurse on the Enterprise. He’s also the only one with any experience with Vulcan biology. You can guess who he’s been assigned to.
Notes: Spock's characterization is absolutely delicious. The slow, slow, slow pace of their relationship just made my heart swell. You can really feel the emotion rise. Absolutely lovely. Definitely going in my top rec list.
Quote: No Human doctor or nurse had ever thought to utilise a heating lamp during Spock’s physicals.

Faultlines by what-alchemy
Synopsis: Starfleet era, Genderswap, Established. (Kirk/Spock) Conveniently placed flowers turn Spock into a woman. No one’s happy about it.
Notes: Genderswap isn't my kink but this dealt with the the psychological stress of the change. How gender affects a person, not hormonally, but the mental state of being. It's lovely and real and you should read it.

Streetlight People by ladyblahblah
Synopsis: Starfleet era, AU, Epic. (Kirk/Spock) Strangers waitin', up and down the boulevard, their shadows searchin' in the night. Streetlight people, living just to find emotion; hiding somewhere in the night.
Notes:This... is just so very good. Long fic with great characterization.


Harry Potter

Says The Magpie To The Morning (Sorrow, Take Your Own Advice by femmequixotic
Synopsis: Post DH, Angst, Draco POV. (Harry/Draco) It's terribly bad form, sleeping with your ex when you're still half in love with the bastard
Notes: The depth of emotion is shattering.
Quote: "Ten, the love my own heart's missing."

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:: A Little Con with All Those Aliens ::

One of the things I love about White Collar fandom/fanfic is how well-done the threesome dynamic is written. I'd actually really like to see some of this quality transfered to a Spock/Kirk/Uhura dynamic. I've enjoyed reading some but few have I loved (Hounds of Morrigan comes to mind).

You'll notice a lot of repeat authors. That's because I don't actively search out too much fic in other fandoms besides Star Trek right now. But that could change. X3

Star Trek

Downloaded Series by ennyousai
Synopsis: BSG fusion/crossover, Starfleet era, Angst, Hurt/Comfort. (Kirk/McCoy) Crossover between Star Trek XI and Battlestar Galactica 2003
Notes: You don't need to have knowledge of Battlestar Galatica prior to reading.

Beware Greeks by janice-lester
Synopsis: Starfleet era, Mpreg, Crackfic. (Kirk/Spock) Aliens have done something to Jim, and only Spock seems to notice. And oh boy does he notice!
Notes: I'm not usually a fan of mpreg as they tend to read incredibly OOC to me (and not just in that hormonal sort of way) but the author keeps a great Kirk voice throughout.
James T. Kirk was not a man to let a little thing like pregnancy interfere with picking up chicks.

White Collar

Always Starts the Same, with a Boy and a Girl by [personal profile] lightgetsin
Synopsis: Modern AU. (Neal/Elizabeth, Neal/Elizabeth/Peter) Summer, 1998. Neal Caffrey robs the gallery where Elizabeth O'Dell is working late, and comes away with a lot more than art. Agent Burke has no idea what's about to hit him.
Notes: A great exploration of a what-if scenario: Neal meets Elizabeth first. Cue the FBI agent. I can totally see this and now I just want more!
Quote: Peter punched a wall and then laughed, all in the first sixty seconds.

Never Leave a Trace by [personal profile] sam_storyteller
Synopsis: Fantasy elements. (Peter/Neal/Elizabeth) Neal Caffrey can steal souls. Peter Burke has two shadows. Everything's normal...except when it isn't.
Notes: I read this when it was posted but that was pre-reccing period. XD This reads like a gritty fairytale but keeps all the characters intact. Lovelovelove.
Quote: He'd once drawn a bird so real it flew off the page. He couldn't be tattooed; the ink ran right out of his skin while he slept.

Somewhere I Have Never Traveled by [personal profile] sam_storyteller
Synopsis: Modern AU, Company Man-verse. (Peter/Neal) In another universe, Peter Burke went corporate. He wouldn't have met Neal Caffrey -- except Neal tried to rob his company. And Peter, naturally, caught him.
Notes: I wanted this so badly when I saw "Company Man" and it was delicious as I envisioned.
Quote: This meal is gonna cost more than that suit you're wearing.

Exquisite by [personal profile] sam_storyteller
Synopsis: Episodic. (Peter/Neal/Elizabeth) There's a place in Neal Caffrey's head where he doesn't have to lie to himself or be three steps ahead of the other guy, but so far only Peter has found it -- and Peter won't give him what he really wants. Elizabeth, meanwhile, is slowly adjusting to the idea of abetting felons...
Notes: Amazing. Near episodic companion of the canon series through Neal's POV. Introduces original elements but in a very believable manner and keeping to canon. Links to referenced art are at the end of each chapter.
Quote: The problem with Neal was really that if you gave him a rule he obeyed it, but you had to give him the right rules. Otherwise you'd come downstairs one morning and find him sitting with your wife on your couch petting your dog and wearing a turtleneck. Nobody was supposed to look that good in a goddamn turtleneck.

Inception

Presque Vu by [personal profile] rageprufrock
Synopsis: Epic, Arthur POV. (Arthur/Eames) Or, "on the tip of the tongue." Arthur meets Mal first. He inherits Dom, after. Everything else is on him.
Notes: Another ones of those pre-rec-listing fics. I seriously love everything written by [personal profile] rageprufrock and this one binds my soul. This is the fic that got me more interested in Inception fic. The beauty in this writing... I'm shit at words. The balance of wit, tragedy, friendship and love... I wish I had her talent.
Quote: "The part where he probably smells like tragedy and failure, or the part where I am embarrassed to be friends with someone who could be attracted to him?"

Breathe Into It by [personal profile] rageprufrock
Synopsis: Modern AU, Epic, Eames POV. (Arthur/Eames) When Mal leans into his office and asks Eames what he did to his back, he can't exactly say, "the new graphics intern," so he says, "Oh, just stress, love."
Notes: Another lovely fic by [personal profile] rageprufrock. This one is absolutely delicious and Eames voice is hilarious. Arthur as a yoga instructor might sound a bit odd but she makes it work. Man, does she make it work.

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:: Le Sigh ::

Lately I've been trying to foray into Star Trek fandom sans recs or recs of the unverified source (ie: community vs. individual trusted source), hoping to find some hidden gem.

I've found a few that I'm drafting together but for the most part... most of what I've been reading has been bad. Like, wibbly Kirk who's constantly blushing (hello transgendered Mary Sue) or unsubtle possessive snarly Spock, and not the hot kind either (hello Mary Sue's Fabio), bad.

Some aren't badly written so I end up finishing the fic because apparently I need my fix like the K/S junkie I am and I end up feeling like I've just eaten an entire tray of burnt brownies, because they weren't that delicious but I kept on keeping on and immediately regretted it afterwards.

Maybe that's just how they see the characters and it's not like I'm blind to the fact that I idealize my fanon!Kirk and have a marked preference to certain characterization... Look, I'm trying to be open-minded here (but really I'm just a judgey bitch).

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:: I swear I read more than just ST(2009) ::

Your First Time Should Be Special by [personal profile] helenish
Synopsis: Starfleet era, First-time. The thing about being a captain of a starship is that you forget how to break up with people; the starship is a gigantic, unmistakable clue that you're probably not sticking around.
Notes: Kirk POV. I'm not sure if this is also considered fluff but it definitely has a sweet (albeit confused) tone. Love the voice.

Twice is Coincidence by Jack Hawksmoor WiP
Synopsis: Starfleet era, Angst</i>. Can Kirk and Spock save the Vulcan colony in time? Pre-slash, so far..
Notes: Looks to be Epic. I really love the characterization and how nu!Kirk and nu!Spock have been irrevocably changed by the differences. It's strange because I both lovelovelove rereading this but at the same time find certain transitions off-putting or stylization a bit off. It's my nit-pickiness... like, capitalizing or tweaking some spacing here and there.

Refractions by bigmamag
Synopsis: Starfleet era, Nero AU, Angst, First-time & Established. Two separate parallel universes merge with their own as the Enterprise is sent to an unknown planet where a dangerous phenomenon is destroying ships and expanding outward.
Notes: This is another one I'd seen around but hadn't gotten to reading it for some reason or another... There are 3 "tracks" (or universes) the story flips through: one we're familiar with and two others drastically different. It's interesting to feel that a core personality shines through each of them even though other things might be irrevocably changed by their respective timelines.

Like a Riot (Don't Need Order) Riotverse Series by Jane Potter WiP
Synopsis: Starfleet era, Federation AU, Dark, Angst. In a universe where first contact with Earth in the throes of World War III repulsed Vulcan too much for them to consider an alliance, the Terran-Orion Union is the terror of the black, their Starfleet branch maintaining relations with a facade of neutrality while Syndicate ships raid and kidnap slaves. Smaller worlds hide in the so-called Free Space behind Vulcan's blockade, but 250 years isolated from any kind of emotional influence has left Vulcan law stagnant and cold to the plight of other peoples. Doing what's right is neither legal or logical.
Notes: This is dark and twisty and (nearly) everyone is sharp with broken edges but this world is so fleshed out and alien culture has never seemed so real. Although it's still in progress, much of the world is fleshed out as we're several parts in (each with multiple chapters for the most part).


Only Good for Legends by [personal profile] leupagus
Synopsis: Starfleet era, Detective AU, Epic, First-time. Detective Spock, born on Vulcan and resident of San Francisco, is assigned to the Midwest police bureau. I think everyone can guess what happens next.
Notes: Spock POV with interludes of others. This is something I read awhile back but hadn't decided to create a rec-list. THIS IS A MUST READ. The characterization is spot-on and the slow-budding relationships between all the characters feel real and tangible. I could not recommend this enough.

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:: Possible Fic Idea??? ::

So I was browsing new icons being productive when it hit me... and this could very well exist but holy shit I want to see some sort of Star Trek/James Cameron's Avatar crossover.

Maybe the Enterprise goes through some sort of black hole singularity Floo network Sci-fi event where they land in this parallel universe and the ship needs to be fixed and oh look, they're right by some convenient big blue planet and restock on supplies... maybe need some unobtainium.

They go down and oh snap! the natives are hostile but Jake realizes that they don't quite fit with normal Earth peeps and WTF with the elf dude that's a bit green. There's drama! Battles (but no one dies! mebbe)! Uhura meets Neytiri.

The Enterprise will boldly go where no (ST) man has gone before.

I dunno. OMG. I want this so bad.

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bored alice

: Star Trek 2009 recs :

I'll be trying out different ways to format the recs til I find one that appeases my strange sense of aestheticism and organization.

The Edge by Little Muse
Synopsis: He knew the calm before a storm when he saw it. And one had been brewing for weeks now. Another pon farr fic
Thoughts: Pon farr, Starfleet era, angst. This fic takes a twist on pon farr and the angst is heart-wrenching. As of right now, it's still a WiP but looks to be nearly done (the author mentioned roughly two more chapters left).


West of the Moon by Angel Baby
Synopsis: There's family and then there's Family. 'Pretty Jim' Scaretta knows this better than most. A mafia AU.
Thoughts: Mafia AU, Starfleet era, angst. I've already rec'd an earlier series of hers, Atlas (♥♥♥!!). I'm a sucker for awesome!Jim and this Jim is panning out to be awesome. The pacing is a bit quick in terms of the Enterprise crew bonding but it's easy for me to forgive as I'm also a sucker for epicbonds!EnterpriseCrew. The storyline is looking to be griping and the author has already mentioned that West of the Moon will be in parts. As of now, we are only at the first part, four glorious chapters in. :D

Knives in the Water by green postit
with gorgeous art by steam-pilot
Synopsis: (I couldn't find one so I just snagged a quotation) "I'm not on your payroll, Kirk. I'm not going to risk my goddamn medical license like some back alley doctor just because you expect me to roll over at your fucking command."
Thoughts: I don't really ship Kirk/McCoy but I remember reading a rec about this fic... and it totally slipped my mind until I stumbled across the art for it, which is stunning and I had to know the story behind it.

Gritty, dark and jesus-fuck wrong, hot, dirty wave. Warnings for torture and abuse.

Hounds of Morrigan by vaingirlfic
SYNOPSIS: An alternate world without a federation. Nyota Uhura is a scary BAMF with an even more terrifying matched set of hunting hounds on her leash.
Warnings: Slavery, non-con, d/s without the safeguards. Fucked up, dirty bad wrong shit.
THOUGHTS: It's dark and dark and dark and so fucking lovely and broken and beautiful.


On a totally unrelated note. I took a bite out of bad brie. :<

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:: Star Trek (2009) rec ::

♥♥♥ Atlas by Angel Baby1 (fanfiction.net)

Synopsis: Between what was and what will be stands James Tiberius Kirk, in all his fractured patchwork glory. Because saving the Federation was only the beginning.



This.... holy bejeebus. EPIC. EPIC EPIC EPICEPICEPIC. It's a sprawling 5 parts, 35 chapters total. I love my over 50k fics. I haven't pieced together a rough word count but suffice to say, you could read your day away.

Mostly Spock POV with bits of others occasionally. The crew camaderie is tight-knit and flawless. Everyone is just... ah, it's how I see the Enterprise crew. I feel like I'm floating high on endorphins (that's how well it hit all my spots).

It's the kind of slow-building, epic friendship to bromance to romance that I lovelovelove. The first part deals mainly with the fallout of Starfleet Acadmey after Nero, which I haven't seen too much of (but I'm also relatively new to the fandom). God, SO GOOD.

It's got plot, sub-plots, likeable and hateable OCs, BAMFs and so much more.

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IF YOU HAVEN'T YET, GO READ IT!

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I have been consuming Star Trek (2009) fanfiction. It's been a while since I've delved so hard into a fandom. Luckily I'm a little late to the game so there's plenty of the epic sprawling fic that I lovelovelove.

I'll definitely make a master post for recs sometime.

Also. I might have to write something. Drabbles at first. It's been a while.

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