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If you didn't know, [community profile] fancake, DW's fanfic reccing community, is covering femslash for it's theme for this period. Be sure to check them out if you haven't already. There's a maximum of 3 recs per person per day. I'm a little surprised but happy that the posts on that community have even become more active than even on pinboard. A lot of the recs are older, which is interesting.

Sadly I haven't really been reading enough lately to contribute any new recs (I've largely been watching Jesse Cox play Wolfenstein instead and lurking on r/babymetal).
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Dear readers, may next year be better than all the years that come before it! :D

For this post I thought I'd share some fun shenanigans before Yuletide authors are revealed. :] [edit 5/1/2014: updated authors from anonymous]

Also, does anyone know if Bailey B has an official alternative archive for her works? Her website (the voyager collective) is down...

What makes a big femslash fandom? Alternately, what makes you interested in a fandom's femslash?
[community profile] girlgay users chime in.

Recs: Avengers (1), Kusheline's Legacy (1), Legally Blonde (1), RPF (2) (warning: adult, not work safe!) )
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 photo changgeli.jpg  photo mimi.jpg
(Above, L-R): Li Changge, Mimi

I was reading Chang Ge Xing last night and started having some femslash feels for the tragic Li Changge / Mimi pairing. (T^T) Does anyone know of any good fanfics (in English) regarding this pairing?

Background to the pairing (warning: spoilers!) )
Story Links

English Scanslation by EGScans | Chinese raws
I find that the English scanslation tends to lose a lot of the subtleties and nuances of the dialogue that can be found in the work. If you understand Chinese, try the Chinese link. The raw site has the added benefit of having voice overs so that if you press 'play' on a particular page, the dialogue bubbles and/or sound effects play like an ebook (this usually works except for the most recent chapter). Sometimes it's a little bit disconcerting if there are multiple voice actors, but overall I find it useful as my reading comprehension is nowhere near my listening comprehension.
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Travelling for about a week for work; not sure how much internet I will be able to access, so responses will be delayed.

25 Deeply Painful Ph.D. Student Problems (Besides Your Thesis) (Buzzfeed)

Personal Experiences of Femslash Fandom as a Queer Space by [personal profile] sqbr
"Femslash fandom is so queer that queerness is taken for granted. "
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Eek. How time flies. I've been a bit distracted; I've been spending my nights lately playing Zeus on Dota 2, watching the VODS for the SCII HOTS MLG Winter Championship, and reading up on the drama that is the Sim City release on reddit. As Zeus says, "To err is human. To respawn, divine!" :DD

Hope everyone else is having a good March so far.

p5’s list of pitch perfect fic that everybody should read by [tumblr.com profile] perpetuallyfive
[personal profile] havocthecat was asking for some Pitch Perfect fic some time ago. I'm enjoying the fics but many don't seem to pass that second read through, and if they do, they're still a WIP. :)

Common Writing Mistakes, from A to X by Benjamin Dreyer (VP Executive Managing Editor & Copy Chief of Random House Publishing Group)
Pretty useful!

James Bond
A Tragedy of Error by [archiveofourown.org profile] coldgreydawn (James Bond/Vesper Lynd)
"Vesper negotiates with life after death."

Interesting fork-in-the-road AU that I came across.

Currently listening to:
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Rule 63 & #femslash february
Is genderswapping a male/male (or less commonly, a female/male) pairing in the spirit of the femslash february celebration? [community profile] girlgay members chime in.

Shousetsu Bang*Bang Special Issues
For those who don't know, "Shousetsu Bang*Bang is a webzine for original gay fiction/boy's love oneshot stories." Anyway, the special issues in this webzine are focused on original yuri! :DD I've seen a couple of good stories rec'ed on pinboard. I thought I'd show some love, as I'm looking forward to the next issue next month, Tea for Two. (sign-up info)

10 Things I Hate About You
Priceless by [archiveofourown.org profile] impertinence (Kat/Missy, Bring It On x-over)
"Kat's looking forward to a calm second year at Sarah Lawrence. Her new roommate makes that less than easy."

Written for Yuletide! Hot, awkward, and cute in its fumblings, it also had some very smart writing...

Avengers, The
fighting fire with firewood by [archiveofourown.org profile] siria (Natasha/Clint)
"Natasha was not the kind of person to be curious."

This was an interesting character study.

James Bond
Untouchable by [archiveofourown.org profile] telanu (M/James Bond)
"Sometime between Quantum of Solace and Skyfall, Bond and M have been drugged with an aphrodisiac."

I'm not sure that this got on enough people's radars when it came out, but this ought to be showcased as a master class in how to maintain knife-edged tension in a scene. Don't be misled by its premise; I think my brain short circuited on how hot and awesomely written it was.
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A couple of days ago I kind of stumbled upon http://fanfictionreviews2012.freeforums.org, a forum for fanfics reviews, while googling something related. What's awesome is that most of the fics highlighted in the 'Fiction' section are femslash, alt/uber, or f/f original fics. While it's a little light on the "review" end (usually the posts are story descriptions and a link to the story) it's become a nice curated listing of works across several archives.

The forum looks to be well-moderated (no spam, for one) and the fic rec section looks pretty active, with a post every few days, which is a plus. The fiction recs section has a lot of posts by Norsebard and Lori (not sure if this Lori is Lori L Lake?), whose names I recognize from updates on RAOB. Kudos to them and all the others for posting so often! :) Some of the stories are works that are quite familiar if you've been reading RAOB / xenafiction.net fics for a while, while others are new to me, which is exciting.

Posting alt/uber fic recs on LJ used to be [personal profile] leavethesky's domain, but she hasn't been posting very much recently, so if you are/were interested in that sort of thing you might want to check the forum out. :) It looks like there's also some DWP fic recs too.

To be quite honest, my own alt/uber fic recs tended to be responses to whatever theme [personal profile] leavethesky was writing about at the time, and the reason why I started the Notables list was so that I could keep track of what I had written to people about. lol The concept has evolved into more of a curated list, but my original section still remains quite limited and fragmentary. Hope you enjoy the reads! :)

Update: Seen in the forums - Free ebook: Photographs of Claudia by KG MacGregor - Apparently Bella Books is giving away this book for free for a limited time. Download Formats: PDF, mobi, and epub. Getting it was fairly hassle-less. You can sign in as guest and put anything in the customer form, and the code worked by making it free! :)

I liked it (I finished it in about 2 hours), though I think some of the concepts could be fleshed out a little more (I wanted more :D). Since it's put out in printed format, I understand limiting the page numbers to keep the cost of the book low, though. :)
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This will probably be my only post for November. My only excuse for the lack of recs is that a friend gave me his collection of Running Man (런닝맨) episodes earlier in the month and now I can't. Stop. Watching.

To make up for my lack of recs I'm unloading some of the WIP fics I've been reading. These fics represent some that have interesting AU world-building potential. Some have some grammar issues but a decent beta reader could iron those issues out fairly quickly.

I need a Medic17 by [fanfiction.net profile] Gorshenin (AU, Army!Brittana)
"It's wrong on so many levels. It's fraternization, it's unprofessional, it could cost you your rank, your career, and worse-hers; but you can't stay away. You need her and it has nothing to do with the palpitations in your chest."

Legend of the Seeker
Destiny Does Not Send Us Heralds25 by [archiveofourown.org profile] asianscaper (AU Kahlan/Cara)
"In an adventure gone awry, Cara and Kahlan are forced to examine their lives and priorities more closely."

Ingénue33 by [archiveofourown.org profile] ebonlock (AU, Irene/"Anthea")
"Her safe word is 'enough', because as soon as she meets Irene she knows she's never going to need it again."

a kingdom or a cottage or a grave by [archiveofourown.org profile] beardsley (Peggy Carter/Natasha Romanov)
"It doesn't matter where you're born. What matters is who you become. Peggy Carter as the Winter Soldier."

Such a cool concept and execution. :)
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Happy birthday eneri! :D

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

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.

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.

For eneri

Aug. 9th, 2012 10:58 pm
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a place we've never lived by [archiveofourown.org profile] ratherembarrassing (Rachel/Santana future!fic, WIP)
This is the one where Santana raises a kid with Mike in Boston and becomes Rachel's hairstylist.

This one looked quite promising, even though I was kind of skeptical with the set up at first; I ended up liking the slow build-up. Jake, the kid, is too cute! :D

Rec update

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

[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!

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! :)

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.

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.

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Hi, I'm a lesbian. by [deviantart.com profile] nana-51
I remember seeing the original strip ages ago, but since [deviantart.com profile] nana-51 re-drew this, I thought I'd link to it again. :D

READTHIS.TXT by [personal profile] hibernate
Myka/HG Warehouse 13 recs by [personal profile] hibernate. There's some good reads in that list. :)

The Tumblr search tag for thememoriesfire, who has supposedly quit writing fanfics altogether. I haven't really seen anyone on LJ/DW talk about it, but it's sad that she took down her all of her WIP fics, including my favorite of them, AoCC. Let's hope that this is a temporary hiatus.


Apr. 27th, 2012 09:48 pm
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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

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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...I'm signal-boosting the fact that Megafanfiction.com (direct URL) has been hosting F/F works without permission. There are works from X:WP, BSG, AtS, BtVS, Sanctuary, etc. Please let the archiver know if you would like your works to be taken down! (kudos to my flist, who knows everything!)

Also, [personal profile] oxoniensis is accepting prompts here for the Porn Battle Round XIII until the 2nd of February...then the Battle begins!

Finally, I'm also signal-boosting a couple of F/F recommendation lists recently that came out on [community profile] list50:
Minilist: I Loved Her (Sometimes She Loved Me, Too) by [personal profile] strina
Minilist: 10 F/F Longfics by [personal profile] erinptah
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Bit of a link dump.

[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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