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My prompt for the 16th was: "Briefly summarize your [Some Number] most favourite fanworks in an unappealing or misleading way." - [personal profile] odditycollector

This is the sort of thing I've always admired when other people do it well, but have secretly worried I'm not witty enough to do, so bear with me here. :D

Let's face it, the real hardest part is picking the fanworks! )

Edited to add: Now with real summaries in the comments, in case anything struck you as intriguing, or you want to know just how far I can stretch a point in the name of amusement. :D
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It was an incredible fic, too; I'm dying to reread it and can't find it anywhere.

I have never missed a fandom's presence on DW so keenly; there is, of course, no Homestuck fic-finding community here!
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Long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away (whoops, wrong fandom!), I promised somebody that I would collect my Kirk/Bones recs all in one big post. Mind you, this was at the height of ST:Reboot fever, for both myself and the nascent fandom -- the kinkmeme was going through a post every two days, and I was reading every story in half a dozen pairings, which meant scanning 50+ pages of comment threads per post for Relevant To My Interests prompts and fills.

When I started slogging through the folder I keep for those recs, though, I realised that this was a MUCH bigger project than I'd thought it would be. I admit it: I crumpled into a little heap of "I can't do this!" after two days of labour wherein I did not even reach the M- titles.

(3W4DW seemed like the perfect time to dust that list off and get to work again!)



In the spirit of 3W4DW, comments are turned off on LJ, but you can easily comment on DW via Open ID; just follow the fake cut!
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Long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away (whoops, wrong fandom!), I promised somebody that I would collect my Kirk/Bones recs all in one big post. Mind you, this was at the height of ST:Reboot fever, for both myself and the nascent fandom -- the kinkmeme was going through a post every two days, and I was reading every story in half a dozen pairings, which meant scanning 50+ pages of comment threads per post for Relevant To My Interests prompts and fills.

When I started slogging through the folder I keep for those recs, though, I realised that this was a MUCH bigger project than I'd thought it would be. I admit it: I crumpled into a little heap of "I can't do this!" after two days of labour wherein I did not even reach the M- titles.

3W4DW seemed like the perfect time to dust that list off and get to work again! )

This list will be subject to updating! Not to mention there will probably be at least one more post in future, to rec the non-kinkmeme stories.


Unrelatedly, I also found my old Fullmetal Alchemist Ed/Roy recs post, and tagged it! So now people can, y'know, actually find it. "People" including me. :D
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This post was made for [livejournal.com profile] painless_j, but because I subscribe to the theory that it's better to do a thing once and well, it contains ALL of my Roy/Ed recs, including those I know J has already read, the better to serve as my own personal bookshelf and a rec list for others.

Warnings, disclaimers, notes, and other miscellany:

I should perhaps warn that many of these are AU-from-the-movie, because the movie breaks my stupid little heart and I prefer to pretend it doesn't exist.

I have not read every fic by every author; ergo, that I have recced one thing by Author X but not another may mean that I liked the former and not the latter, or that I simply haven't read the latter, and thus have no opinion.

Edward Elric, in canon, is 12-16 years old. This means that in a lot of fic, Edward is 12-16 whilst Having Feelings For someone. I do not warn for underage-ness unless Ed's in the lower half of that range.

Other miscellaneous quirks:
* I detest fangirl-Japanese, and won't rec fics where everyone is "Taisa" and "nii-san" and "Edward-kun"; likewise I hit Back immediately upon encountering "Edo" and "Aru", so if there are any really brilliant fics out there that use these, they will not be recced here.
* I'm dreadful at summaries, so I just tried to keep them short; please don't put too much weight on them.
* I have tried to warn for the timeline status of things, but reserve the right to have goofed up in places.
* I have included Al/Roy/Ed in this Roy/Ed post.
* I do not use the "name order conventions" common in anime fandoms; "Roy/Ed" does not imply any particular sexual role for each character.
* I hope you enjoy it! I am amazed at how much I found once I started digging through my folders... :D


Let the recs begin! )

Next post: recs for other pairings; gen fic; character-centric fic.
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If you've been missing Sushi's HP fic, I have great news! Go and read Time And Again. (Try not to wibble as embarrassingly as I did, though.) Since Sushi doesn't give away the pairing/s, I shan't either, but be warned that there are het overtones. (Don't let that stop you, though!)
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DementorDelta and CruiseDirector have just earned 10,000,000 points and a free lifetime supply of squee! A Reason To Celebrate (Part One, Part Two, Part Three) is exactly what I wanted: post-Deathly Hallows Harry/Snape that fixes canon in the best ways without destroying it.
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Cost of Living has one of the most original premises I've encountered in HP fiction; and yet, it makes so much sense. After all, Voldemort is striving for a particular prize; if he loses, Harry wins, and, well, they do say that to the victor goes the spoils.

Sansa does exactly that: Severus and Harry realise that, as the ones responsible for slaying Voldemort, they have inherited the immortality he sought. Harry shows up to consult Snape about a cure for their strange condition, and slowly develop a friendship amidst the strangeness of their new lives.

The best part of this fic is the sense of time it's imbued with, the heavyness of centuries, the moments of singular clarity that seem to stand still, and the rushing flow of years that begins to seem far away, like a river glimpsed through the trees. Harry and Severus are at once outside of time and occupied by it, barely noticing the centuries while obsessed with how fast they pass.
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If you're feeling the need for an antidote, Barmy is just the thing.

Schemingreader mixes liberal doses of humour with the occasional startling insight. I love her Snape and Harry, and the ambiguous position they occupy, both with the outside world -- patients to be coddled and healed, yet prisoners to be feared -- and with each other -- tormentor and healer, both wounded and each trying to mend the other.


You have recurrent and unpredictable memory loss, possibly due to spell damage. The only thing you seem to be able to remember is your antipathy for me. Every so often you inform me of it, with bellowed threats."

"Really?" Harry said to himself. "Good for me."


And then there's what I can only call Snape's Midlife Crisis. Fast driving, sunglasses, loud nostalgic music. (And sex! In hotel rooms!) I nearly died laughing, and at the same time was misty-eyed at seeing Snape actually, normally happy.
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Briar's story "Truth, Like Light" hit me like a punch. Solid, dense emotion; you want so much, so hard, to believe in Snape, and in Harry, and in futures. The writing is beautiful, and Snape is cunning, competent, human and hurt. I love this story so hard.
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[livejournal.com profile] sinick and [livejournal.com profile] ac1d6urn have done it again! "Two Lockets" is amazing -- I love the way the story unfolds, the little details and separate parts slowly fusing into/with the greater whole; and Severus and Harry are the same, managing to slide from antagonistic into supportive in such an amazingly well-built, lifelike way. Bonus: Mrs. Black is actually a human being!
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"Fifty Days" by Hikaru is a pleasant read -- a light, funny, sweet story with a Snape and Harry who manage to be not only real, but often outright funny. :D
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Senility has set in, because I could have sworn I recced this already, back when it first appeared. Nonetheless, Black Story is worth reading again. Jay Tryfanstone writes the most fabulously real Snape and Harry; wounded, heart-hungry, with sharp edges and unpleasant truths and need. "Black Story" is a tale of mending: of Snape, desolate and desperate and deeply wounded; of Harry, haunted and hiding; of books and lives, as well as bodies. Very sensitive readers should beware; there's a pretty graphic, if brief, scene involving (child) sexual abuse.
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This story left me breathless; elation, and suppressed tears; a lingering ache tinged with triumph. [livejournal.com profile] garlandgraves is a wordsmith of great talent, and Homecoming is an absolutely brilliant thing. What an amazingly strong, mature, yet recognisable Harry; what a sharp, beautiful, and genuine Snape. Subtle foreshadowing. Awesome sensory details, well-chosen poetry, and so very much said in such minimal and starkly sufficient lines.
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While you're waiting eagerly for updates to "The Price of Magic", wander over and read "Commonplace Magic", Acid and Sinick's alternate-reality spin-off story. It would stand alone, if you haven't read PoM for some reason; you'll miss the small references to PoM, but the story is definitely a whole, contained piece nonetheless, and beautifully done. Harry, a local Uni student, works as a waiter in a London restaurant, and slowly comes to befriend one of his regular patrons. Dour Professor Snape introduces him to Shakespeare, the importance of umbrellas, and, eventually, love.
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Hurrah for [livejournal.com profile] ac1d6urn and [livejournal.com profile] sinick, whose joint WIP The Price of Magic" has me utterly enthralled. There are ten chapters so far, and several lovely pieces of art; I can only hope that more is forthcoming soon. This is a post-war Snape and Harry I can believe; more, it's a story I can feel, from the very mundane locations to the changes and consequences suffered by everyone as a result of Harry's final strike against the Dark Lord.
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The marvelous [livejournal.com profile] florahart has done it again! Four more dirty limericks, even better than the last bunch, are now available for your delight. :D
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Written by the marvelous [livejournal.com profile] icarusancalion, this is a "HP/SS gen" drabble. (I suppose I'll double-file it.) It's a wonderful take on the old "X and Y are locked up together" plot, and their answer is priceless. :D
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[livejournal.com profile] florahart is absolutely brilliant: not one, but five pervy limericks! Pairings range from Harry/Ron to Lucius/McNair to Draco/Buckbeak; all are wonderfully written.
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For Gods To Menace Fools has been lurking in my recs folder, getting buried and uncovered several times because, erm, because my organisation skills register in the negative scale. :D If I'd given it a proper title, I probably wouldn't have kept overlooking it... It's certainly not a story that ought to be overlooked! Eodrakken manages a post-HBP Remus who is all too human: tired, grieving, and uncertain, and not above petty sniping at the wrong target. Harry comes to say goodbye, and instead finds something unexpected. I love most the unplanned feeling of the sex, and the sort of quiet, melancholy mood of this story; Eodrakken keeps everyone in character, and manages everything within the canon of HBP, as well.

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Since at least one of you has suggested :D that I make real-life posts as well as recs, I have to tell you about this. I work in a company that ships things; I'm one of the linemen, the ones who load the packages. Contrary to any expectations you might have, package damage is not uncommon; in fact, it's pretty much a constant. :D Mostly, though, the things that spill out are pretty boring: advertising pamphlets, mechanical parts, pill bottles, and lots and lots of packing peanuts.

Today, however, was something else entirely. Today it was a dildo that made a bid for freedom. Bright translucent pink, ten or twelve inches long, double-headed, and probably two inches thick; not your run of the mill sex toy. :D It was gaily waved about, laughed over, shown to everyone in the area, and then sent off for repackaging. I hope the gentleman or lady who receives it doesn't find out, although I'm sure they'll notice that it's been torn and taped back up. So much for discreet, unlabeled packaging. ((Dies laughing))

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