December 4th, 2008

eliphas, napping

Fanfic recommendations

A probably doomed attempt to catch up...

Note: I'm way behind on my reading. Everything I rec here has probably been rec'd all over the internet and back already. But I can live with not being avantgarde.
Note 2: If you want ratings, or warnings for spoilers or anything else, you'll find them on the fic.

Title: 'Tell Beauty How She Blasteth'
Fandom: Dorothy Sayers' Lord Peter Wimsey Novels
Author: tree_and_leaf
Length: 3,900 words
What it's about? "Strong Poison" AU.
Why read it? Beautifully and sparsely written, good Harriet voice.
Why not read it? It's AU, it's dark, and if you do not know the books it will make no sense at all.

Title: Never Doing That Again (Also on Teaspoon)
Fandom: Doctor Who
Author: becky_writing
Length: 4,900
What it's about? Remember Jack's first monologue in "Everything Changes"? "Never doing that again.". It's about the first (and, he really hopes, only) time he got pregnant.
Why read it? It's non-fluffy mpreg within the possibilities of canon.
Why not read it? It's mpreg.

Title: Just Impediment (Also on Teaspoon)
Fandom: Doctor Who/Blackadder II
Author: Doyle
Length: 4,800
What it's about? Why Queen Elizabeth hates the Doctor. (She does. You saw it in "The Shakespeare Code').
Why read it? It's hilarious.
Why not read it? The "Blackadder" style of humour might not be everyone's cup of tea.

Title: Boiling a Frog
Fandom: Torchwood
Author: apiphile
Length: 4,700
What it's about? Jack/Ianto, and Jack being haunted by fish.
Why read it? It's well-written and really weird.
Why not read it? Not much of a plot.

Title: Be Not Without Hope
Fandom: Doctor Who
Author: jadesfire
Length: 1,800
What it's about?
Why read it? It's "Turn Left" fic.
Why not read it? It's too short, more "tell" then "show", and, well, just not enough of it.