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I thought I'd have time to write a few words for each fic but this will have to be a drive-by reclist instead as I was distracted by a reading marathon of Kingdom chapters. ^^; Hope you enjoy the reads.

Recs: Avengers (10), Glee (5), Harry Potter (4) (warning: adult, not work-safe) )

Works in Progress Recs: Avengers, Glee, Pitch Perfect (11) )

Curently Listening to a free download:
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Watch
Rachel Maddow interviews Olson and Boies on marriage equality

Rec
Glee
capsized standing on the edge of safe by [archiveofourown.org profile] socallmedaisy (Santana/Brittany, Santana/Rachel, Sam/Brittany) (kudos to [tumblr.com profile] santana-lopez)
This story follows Sam, Brittany, Santana and Rachel in the year and a half after New Directions win at Nationals for the first time as they come in and out of each other's lives and try to find a place for themselves, even if that place isn't where they originally thought they would be.

Strong narrative, well written, natural progression.

Kushiel's Legacy
At the Pleasure of the Queen by [archiveofourown.org profile] kmo (Phedre/Ysandre, warning: caning, BDSM) (kudos to [personal profile] musyc)
After the events of Kushiel's Avatar, Ysandre learns what it means to burn with Kushiel's fire.

Hmm I always wondered how these two settled things after the fact. This provides a plausible vignette.

Listen to some Electro House with a kickass bass:
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Happy birthday eneri! :D

Recs
Avengers, The
RED by [archiveofourown.org profile] waldorph (Maria/Natasha)
"These are not all lies."

This has been rec'ed quite a bit, so I'm sure you've come across it before, but wow, Natasha comes off as such a badass. :DD

Glee
Louisville to Lemonade by [archiveofourown.org profile] headcannon (Santana/Rachel AU) (kudos to [tumblr.com profile] santana-lopez)
"Santana can’t help that she comes across as judgmental. Truth is, she wouldn’t come across as judgmental if other people didn’t suck at first impressions and come across as backwoods yokels who are betrothed to their first cousins (hypothetically)."

This one was cute. :) The cluelessness was a tad exaggerated, I thought, but very cute nonetheless.

This Must Be The Place by [archiveofourown.org profile] gollumgollum (Santana/Brittany, Carlos/Jake AU; The Losers x-over)
"Santana is eight years old when her Tio Carlos joins the Army."

Interesting read.

Legend of the Seeker
Absolution by [archiveofourown.org profile] simplesetgo (Kahlan/Cara, dark!fic)
"As a Mord-Sith, Cara knew that everyone had dark parts of their lives that they kept from even those they loved. But nothing could prepare her for what lay hidden in Kahlan's past."

The author had an interesting concept, good execution, and made me wonder what happened after.

Sherlock
While the Cat's Away by [archiveofourown.org profile] marysutherland (Irene/Kate) (thanks eneri!)
"Kate and Irene are on the run; Sarah and John are going for a run. And Sherlock could be anywhere."

Strong narrative voice, visually arresting. I instantly had an Indian narrator doing voice over for some reason.

Rec update

Jun. 29th, 2012 09:26 pm
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I figure it's about time for an update.

Reading
[personal profile] trancer21's femslash longfic recs
These recs look really good. They were rec'ed back in April but I forgot about this link until I was clearing my bookmarks just now...hope to read all of them eventually!

Archive
dropbox: thememoriesfire WIPs
A collection of WIPs by [archiveofourown.org profile] thememoriesfire, as collected by fans on [tumblr.com profile] tumfslove. I hadn't realized that she had posted a scene from the planned sequel to AoCC so this was a bit of a treat! :)

Recs
Glee
I Forgot The Bitter (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) by [livejournal.com profile] smc_27 (Puck/Rachel AU)
"Puck owns a bar [in Brooklyn] and Rachel opens a bakery next door."

This one is a super sweet AU that may make readers feel hungry, due to all the mention of delicious food. :)

Kingdom Up for Sale by [profile] professor_spork (Quinn/Sam friendship, gen)
"She owes him, and he needs her."

I really liked the way the author fleshes this one out.

Sherlock
Out of the Shadows by [livejournal.com profile] marysutherland (Harry/Kate) (kudos to eneri)
"Irene Adler's escaped from London, but not everyone can escape her."

This one made for an interesting read.

Warehouse 13
Catalysis by [archiveofourown.org profile] winged_mammal (Myka/Helena) (kudos to [personal profile] hibernate)
Myka keeps accidentally having sex with H.G.. She's not okay with this. (Except for the part where she totally is.)

[personal profile] hibernate said sometime ago that it was hot and made the 2nd person POV really work; I completely agree. The artifact case was also somewhat mysterious, which made it memorable beyond the well-written smut.

TGIF

Apr. 27th, 2012 09:48 pm
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Reading
This month's theme on [community profile] fancake is:
fancake banner for round 17 casefic: thematic multi-fandom recs


Looking forward to reading more plot-heavy law enforcement femslash if there are some to be found! XD

[personal profile] such_heights: Female Character Trope Fest 2!

[community profile] fem_thoughts: The 3rd Annual Femslash Mini Meta Fest!

Fic Rec

Glee
Me and My Girlfriend by [livejournal.com profile] smc_27 (Santana/Rachel, AU)
"In which radio host Rachel and singer Santana are huge, huge internet trolls."

This is such a cute fic! :DD
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Managed to catch The Flowers of War (Youtube Trailer) at the movies this weekend. There's a lot of graphic violence, but it's beautifully directed and the acting is great. A very powerful film that made me reflect on humanity. Just, uh...remember to bring tissues.

Femslash recs: Glee (1), Iron Man (3) (warning: not safe for work) )
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Reading
Huffington Post: PayPal Takes Controversial Stance Against Sex
[community profile] ebooks has a couple of posts and threads devoted to this Smashwords issue but [personal profile] elf narrows down the core issues.

[personal profile] ailelie's upcoming queer women ezine Plunge Magazine managed to reach their target goal of $2,000 on their kickstart page, thanks to some nice donors. Congratulations! Submissions for the first issue (coming out in February 2013, I believe) open in July. Any additional donations will go toward reducing costs for funding issues 3 and 4, as well as covering for KS and Amazon's cuts.

Recs: Glee (1), Star Trek (1), ST:V (1), SG-1 (1) )
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Updates
1. The reclists should now be arranged without articles like "A, An, and The" at the beginning, since that's what y'all voted for earlier. Please let me know in the comments to this post if I missed one. :)

2. Now that the Yuletide reveals have been up for a while the last batch of recs have been tagged with the rightful authors, and have been merged with the rest of the notables. :)

3. Moved These Strange Steps by [archiveofourown.org profile] thememoriesfire (Glee, Quinn/Rachel, stripper!quinn, warning:BDSM) from WIP to Notables page, since it's now finished. Unfortunately, the other WIP that involved a genderswap by TMF seems to have been put on the backburner (aka, discontinued) due to a writer's block.

Reading
fancake banner for round 15 female characters: thematic multi-fandom recs


The entries for [personal profile] oxoniensis's Porn Battle are now up. Be sure to let your favorites know how much you appreciate their work!

Mostly Femslash Recs: Fringe (1), Glee (1), HP (1), Lost Girl (2), Sherlock (1), ST:V (1), Sunshine (1) (warning: adult, not work-safe!) )
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Bit of a link dump.

Reading
[personal profile] adrianneb78239: Fannish Obession (A Primer): The Devil Wears Prada

[livejournal.com profile] fail_fandomanon: Soon-to-be-implemented changes in lj comments: no more subject line
TL;DR: The Russian PTB, [livejournal.com profile] igrick, at LJ says that they're getting rid of the subject line for LJ comments. There seemed to be some initial panic in English over kinkmemes and Roleplaying journals, which use them fairly heavily. So far, it seems that the changes will be rolled out for S1 styles within the next few months, and there is a chance that S2 styles may not be affected. It appears that the decision for the change was aesthetic and nothing to do with performance or database/administrative reasons. (Sources: 1, 2, 3)

[personal profile] skygiants: Review of Steam-Powered II: More Lesbian Steampunk Stories

io9.com: Warehouse 13’s Joanne Kelly: "I would love" to see H.G. Wells and Myka get together

[personal profile] winterfish: Icons: Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
The world-wide release was so much later than the initial international release, so I'm always pleased to see more Detective Dee and more femslashy icons to use! :D

Mostly femslash recs: DWP (1), Glee (1), HP (2) (warning: adult, not work-safe) )
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Reading
American Censorship Day: Nov 16
"On 11/16, Congress holds hearings on the first American Internet censorship system. This bill can pass. If it does the Internet and free speech will never be the same. Join all of us on the 16th to stop this bill."

Bookshelf Porn
What it says on the tin. *drools*

[community profile] thelittlebang (The Femslash Little Bang) recently completed posting.

Also:
fancake banner for round 12 apocalypse & dystopia: thematic multi-fandom recs


Mostly femslash recs: Glee (3), HP (2), W:13/Fringe (1) (warning: adult, NSFW) )
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Reading

I'm in a super happy mood right now; I just found out that my good friend M managed to get me a personalized copy of Kate Beaton's Hark! A Vagrant during her book tour. Thanks, M, for being awesome!

Participants from [community profile] ladiesbigbang have started to post! Here's the posting schedule.

At [community profile] fancake this months's rec theme is science fiction. Would appreciate some femslash recs over there:

fancake banner for round 11 science fiction: thematic multi-fandom recs


(is it also too much to ask for post-colonial sci-fi recs? Or f/f ghost in the shell works, since that's actually canon?)

Plug
Dragon Age: Redemption
Dragon Age: Redemption is a six-part web series set in the world of the EA/Bioware RPG Dragon Age. The series tells the story of Tallis, an Elvish assassin, who gets a last chance at redemption when she's sent to capture a rogue Qunari mage intent on wreaking havoc in the world.

The Mortal Kombat: Legacy series and the RCVR series (also part of the Machinima original series) seems to have better production values overall, but since only episode one has been released thus far, I'm still curious to see how far they might take it.

Recs: Glee (2) )
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Reading
How Hard Is It To Get a Cartoon Into The New Yorker? by James Sturm (Slate)

as companionable as solitude by [personal profile] eruthros (Fringe/The X-Files, Olivia Dunham/Dana Scully)
Walter waves his doughnut in the general direction of the desiccated corpses and the cocoon, spraying Broyles' coat with powdered sugar. "You know, this reminds me of Dana's description of prehistoric bug attacks some years ago."

thoughts )

Recs

Criminal Minds / Fringe(1), Glee (1), Kushiel's Legacy (3), Harry Potter (1) (warning: adult, not work-safe) )
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...back at the beginning of July. I know that this recs update is a little overdue (I think I said sometime end of July, beginning of August). I also intended to add recommendation commentary to every single fic I've posted below, but if I did that, I think I'd delay posting this for another week or two (I hope to add that eventually). I forgot I had a couple of bookmarks in my ipad too, so these recs go back to April. :) Hope you enjoy!

(BTW, authors are still posting fics for [community profile] femslash11. You can find the masterlist of fics (by recipient) on this LJ post.)

Mostly femslash recs: Fringe (3), Glee (15), Harry Potter (2), Hawaii Five-0 (2), Rizzoli & Isles (1), RPF (2), Saving Face (1), She's the Man (1), Sherlock (2), True Blood (1), Warehouse 13 (3) (adult, not work-safe) )
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Just so you know, comments will be brief because I'm on vacation and I actually share this PC with my hosts. Delicious probably won't be updated until I get back to homebase and figure out how to hack Delicious.com for ff4 past the outdated security certificates. If someone has already figured that out, I'd appreciate it if you could drop a comment. :)
Edit (6/6/11): Delicious now updated! Kudos to [personal profile] greenteafarm for figuring out the AVOS beta add-on!

Reading
[personal profile] false_maria posted some beautiful Urd/Marller AMG yuri fanart that's worth a mention here and here (NSFW).

[community profile] fem_thoughts is proving to be a fruitful ground for discussing and thinking about particular concepts with its various mini-meta about femslash. Recently [personal profile] snowynight kindly started off a discussion about asexuality and femslash which is quite rare but is worth thinking about.

[personal profile] erinptah: How to write Fic About Issues without it becoming Issuefic
Some good pointers!

Sherlock
Parallel by [archiveofourown.org profile] brbsoulnomming (John/Sherlock, OFC/OFC)
For the following prompt: "There's a case at a secondary school/University, some series of threats or string of bizarre murders that has the entire campus shaken. In the course of the investigation, Sherlock and John meet two students. One is well liked if not popular, athletic, intelligent without showing off, involved only because they were close to a victim or witnessed something important. The other is a loner with no regard for social norms, an insufferable genius, always in the chem lab, and involved because everyone, including teachers/professors, think they're behind everything."

I spotted this series floating around in Delicious. thoughts... )

Femslash Recs: Glee (5), HP (2), LotS (1) (warning: nsfw) )
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As some of you may have noticed, I have started using an OpenID account for LJ and IJ commenting. I wasn't sure what the difference between OpenID and a normal user account was until I spotted a very user-friendly guide (Using an Open ID account at Livejournal by [personal profile] facetofcathy) and decided to take the plunge--I saw some merit in the 'it's not very friendly for users to see a blank journal' rationale. Since I'm not using the journaling services on those sites I might as well hand over the journaling resources to more active users. :)

Reading
[personal profile] rivkat: Media piracy in emerging economies

Criminal Minds
What the Rain Washes Away by [livejournal.com profile] muppetmanda (JJ/Emily) (kudos to Bluemac832)
Emily goes undercover to infiltrate a religious cult.

This story had an intriguing premise, but more thoughts...(spoilers) )

Mostly Femslash Recs: Fringe (2), Glee (10), Iron Man (1), Legend of the Seeker (1), Harry Potter (2) (warning: adult, not safe for work) )
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Reading
Via [community profile] ebooks: The Smell of Books
Does your Kindle leave you feeling like there’s something missing from your reading experience?

*dies*

Short Fiction
None of your Business by Natalia Klyuchareva (Words Without Borders) (kudos to [personal profile] yumiyoshi)
"A young boy tries to discipline his alcoholic parents, to shock them into changing their ways. Wallows in the depravity of human nature, yet the story (and the people) carry on."

Came across this story through DW's Latest Things; there's something really interesting about this one.

Mostly Femslash Recs: Bitch Slap (1), Glee (2), HP (5), Oglaf (2), Sherlock (1), Spartacus: Blood and Sand (1) (warning: adult, not work-safe) )

TGIF...

Feb. 25th, 2011 08:12 pm
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Reading
2D Goggles or The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage by Sydney Padua (nerd humor) (kudos to [livejournal.com profile] beatonna)
Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage fight crime with the Differential Engine! (AU)

Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles Virtual Season 2 has started posting, with the 1st ep (Fallout) by [livejournal.com profile] inspectorboxer.
Does anyone know what the posting schedule is like? (discover/reread?: virtual season 1)

fuckyeahwomeninarmor (tumblr), run by [personal profile] mswyrr - help submit a pic! :)

Apparently anyone can create a DW account without an invite code until February 28th.

Updates

Anik La Chev has taken down Campus (ST:V uber) and Jungle Fever (Hospital Central uber) in preparation for publication, therefore those links will be taken down from the notables list. :(

Lost Girl
Ways to Tell You I'm Sorry by [livejournal.com profile] heartsways is now complete, updated the links on the main notables page.

Rizzoli & Isles
A Little Cold Series by [livejournal.com profile] snuffnyc is now complete, updated links. eneri has been bugging me to read it. Yes, it was a pretty cute read; it addressed certain imbalances towards the middle and had a bit of a case fic aspect towards the later segments.

Recs: DWP (1), Glee (1), HP (2), Sherlock (2) (warning: adult, not work-safe!) )
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Managed to complete a few projects within their deadlines, but that means that my brain is fried; there's no commentary for this week's batch of recs. Please enjoy nonetheless!

*parties down with Go Go Bizkitt!'s latest french house track, "Touch that!," well into the weekend...*

Reading
Bill to restrict sex in Japanese manga likely to pass (kudos to [livejournal.com profile] khaoskomix)

[profile] robotjen: "THE BIG GIRLSLASH COMMENT FICATHON OF THE EARLY PART OF 2011"

Recs

Fringe
If You Can't Stand The Heat by [livejournal.com profile] scurvyknavery (Olivia/Kate Beckett) (x-over with Castle)
"Agent Dunham and the FBI go to New York to investigate one of Detective Beckett's cases. Later on, Agent Dunham investigates Beckett's case."

Glee
*Warning: Het!*
In This Day and Age by [livejournal.com profile] p_persistent (Judy/Finn) (kudos to [personal profile] thelastgoodname)
"Taking a stand, based on principle, hardly makes you any stronger; any better, or any different. Nor does it mean you know how to help yourself. A character examination of Judy Fabray, with Finn Hudson, Terri Schuester, and Quinn Fabray."
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Reading
[personal profile] skipthedemon: Why Olivia Dunham (and Fringe) is fucking awesome.
The section on Olivia Dunham calls out that trope about female heroines having to be in touch with *feelings*.

Femslash recs: Glee(1), HP(3), Sherlock(2) )

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