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Dear Yuletide Writer )

Lost Coastlines (Song) )

The Tricksters - Margaret Mahy )

Sports Night )

Gosford Park (2001) )

The bottom line is: I like a huge variety of stuff (and am all in favor of experiments, creativity, and unusual things), I'm harder than usual to squick, and I'm willing to try almost anything. Please just enjoy the writing, and I know I'll have fun reading it. :)

much love,
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location: Round the Bend
Mood:: 'cheerful' cheerful
Music:: Okkervil River, "Lost Coastlines" (in my head)
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I hope that by the time I get my act together enough to have written sufficient fic in one of the qualifying fandoms to participate in Remix, [ profile] musesfool (or someone, anyway) will still be running it, because it sounds like a ton of fun. I also wish I had more time today for fic-reading, as it opened for reading yesterday and there are plenty more that interest me. But schoolwork calls, and so, instead I will content myself with having sampled some of the crossovers. (I have a huge weakness for crossovers. I think this comes from character interaction being the number one reason I read fic. There are many other elements I appreciate in fic, but good, interesting character interaction is at the top of the list. It probably helps that I tend to believe that in some way, most of those other elements could be thought of as collapsing into human interaction, sometimes just on a rather grand scale.) I enjoyed enough of them that it seemed to make sense to throw together a reclist. I have all sorts of half put-together reclists lying around on my hard drive and crazy elaborate plans for others, but sometimes it's good just to get something out there. I'm sure my profs wish I would apply that concept to grad school more often.

Note: the authors listed here are all sockpuppets; I will hopefully remember to go back and add actual authors once the reveal occurs. Authors added!

A Moon-Lit Challenge (The Ill-Met, Proud Titania Remix) by [ profile] vulgarweed. Good Omens/His Dark Materials, Adam/Lyra, "with appearances by, of course, Pantalaimon, as well as Mary Malone, Dog, Aziraphale, Crowley, and a guest star," R. This is utterly gorgeous, in a rather dark and overwhelming and aching sort of way, with just enough levity mixed in as counterpoint. Seriously lovely.

Attack of the Five Foot Ten Woman (The Slip Your Skin Remix) by [ profile] musesfool (eta: I totally should have guessed!). Sports Night/Supernatural, no pairing, PG. Structured as Jeremy writing a letter to Louise, featuring Dean, Sam, and the Sports Night ensemble. Hilarious and charming, with a fantastic Jeremy-voice, spot-on Sorkinesque dialogue, and excellent flow. Delightful.

It's Hour Come Round (The Paradigm Shift Remix) by [ profile] medie. Smallville/Supernatural, Chloe/Sam, PG-13. Absorbing and fascinating, and Chloe is terrific in this. Very cool.

Every Farthing of the Cost (the Dingoes Ate My Baby remix) by [ profile] meredavechon. Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Harry Potter, Oz & Remus, implied Remus/Sirius, PG. Quiet, warm, and thoroughly enjoyable.
Mood:: 'cheerful' cheerful
Music:: "Famous Last Words" by My Chemical Romance, in my head
location: Lucien's Library
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I should so be doing my reading for class tomorrow, but maybe posting this'll help get Supernatural out of my head for a bit. I finished Season 1 over the weekend and am desperately craving Season 2... But I probably won't get to watch any until next week, given how behind I am on schoolwork.

Supernatural fandom is intimidatingly enormous, and at a first glance seems a bit fractured, perhaps because there are two very strict lines that some people don't cross but others embrace with abandon -- Wincest yes/no, RPS yes/no. Beyond that, the centrality of Sam and Dean and their quite distinct personalities results in many writers more inclined towards one POV or the other, or one top/bottom preference or the other.

I have only grazed the thinnest surface of the vast amount of Supernatural fic out there, and I'm sure I'll be making many more rec lists of it in the future, of all different types. But for now, six very different fics -- 1 gen crossover, 1 implied-slash crossover, 1 het crossover, 1 fluffy rps slash, 1 gen-to-slash genderswap, and 1 pure dark slash. (It was five originally, but I just stumbled upon Red and I just couldn't resist throwing it in.)

Days Like This by [ profile] killabeez. SPN/Angel. PG-13 for language, gen. Featuring Angel and Dean Winchester, with cameo rescue by Spike and Sam. Found via [ profile] astolat's rec list, a wonderful, if woefully short in the face of my voracious appetite for fic, resource. Ridiculously delightful.

What Kind of Day Has It Been by [ profile] skewedview and [ profile] scarlett_o. SPN/SN. R for Dan/Casey kissing and implied Wincest. Because who can resist Dean and Sam being called into the Sports Night offices to look at Casey's floating chair? Banter and silliness of the highest degree.

Red by [ profile] sanyin. SPN/Good Omens. NC-17, War/Dean. A clever premise turned into an exceedingly hot het PWP.

Good Idea by [ profile] jasmasson. R, Jensen/Jared. totally completely fabulously sweetly wonderfully hilariously adorable.

Man, I Feel Like a Woman, Parts 1 and 2 and Bloodstones and Kisses, Parts 1 and 2 by [ profile] lyra_wing. R, gen Sam and Dean, progressing just barely to Wincest. "Man, I Feel Like a Woman" could be read as pure gen, but "Bloodstones and Kisses" has a definite slashiness and is a bit darker to boot. Genderswap, funny and awesome, moving towards kickass and hot.

Under Hill by [ profile] astolat/Shalott. Not officially rated, but I'd say NC-17 for fairly explicit (and extremely hot) Wincest. Dean/Sam, amnesia. Amnesia may be a cliche, but Shalott's take on it is brilliant -- clever, hot, angsty, and dark like a kick in the gut.
Mood:: 'obsessed' obsessed
Music:: The Decemberists, Picaresque