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Yuletide-y Multifandom Recommendations, 1/4/17 January 4, 2017

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Oz | Dorothy, OC lesbians | G | The Road Built in Hope
http://archiveofourown.org/works/8886220

Dorothy stays with friends in San Francisco before the events of ‘Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz.’
Neverending Story, various | Childlike Empress, Jareth, Wizard, Buttercup, Fisher King, Aslan | G | Five Times the Childlike Empress Wasn’t Really There
http://archiveofourown.org/works/8973598

That moment when all you can do is wait. And perhaps find some company to talk shop with.
Animorphs | Tobias, Loren, Ax | G | AU where Tobias is raised by Loren
https://featherquillpen.tumblr.com/post/155219551217/prompt-animorphs-au-where-tobias-is-raised-by

Prompt: Animorphs AU where Tobias is raised by Loren, perhaps about how it’d change the nothlit thing or his interactions with Ax.
Strangers With Candy | Chuck/Geoffrey, Blackman | T | Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Selfishness
http://archiveofourown.org/works/8569858

Chuck and Geoffrey discover that sometimes, if you don’t try at all, you still get what you want and need.
Fake News FPF | “Stephen”/Jon, /Tad, /Steve | M | The Truthiness about Cats and Dogs
http://archiveofourown.org/works/9044207

“Stephen” knows he’s straight but he keeps ending up having sex with men like Jon Stewart, Steve Carell, and Tad.
Compendium of World Knowledge | Hodgman, Hobos | G | The Very Secret Areas of My Expertise
http://archiveofourown.org/works/8880481

In which John Hodgman discovers that there is more to Hobo history than he had previously realized, and that sometimes truth disguised as lies is the strangest and truest knowledge of all.
The Devil Wears Prada | Miranda/Andy | M | We Arrive in the Dark
http://archiveofourown.org/works/8879404

She sees her there, standing on the steps of the ball.
Jeeves & Wooster | Jeeves, Bertie | G | OMO Wooster and the Standing Stones at Midnight
http://archiveofourown.org/works/8884471

In the thick of the Great War, intelligence officer Reginald Jeeves is injured, and forced by circumstance to rely upon the help of hapless, well-intentioned medical orderly Bertie Wooster.
Jeeves & Wooster | Jeeves/Bertie, aliens! | T | The War of the Worlds and All That
http://archiveofourown.org/works/8733454

I relayed the information I’d so masterfully committed to memory in my youth, re: the prophet Elijah being taken up to heaven while still alive and in full possession of his faculties. I’d won a prize for Scripture-knowledge and so had details of this sort at my fingertips.
Utena, Madoka Magica | Kyubey, ensemble | T | Four Ohtori Students Kyubey Never Made a Contract With and One He Nearly Did
http://archiveofourown.org/works/8882050

Ohtori is full of girls with wishes. None of these happened (except maybe the last one), but here’s what would have happened if they had…
The Martian, Yuletide | OCs | G | Revisions To A ‘Dear Writer’ Letter, Yuletide 2035.
http://archiveofourown.org/works/8925376

To whoever matched me on NASA RPF and didn’t just now default, you are my hero.
His Dark Materials | Lyra/Will, Lyra/OC, others | T | Selected Moments in Introductory Symbology
http://archiveofourown.org/works/9053491

Lyra in Oxford after the Fall, relearning the alethiometer and discovering a life of her own.
Beetlejuice | Lydia, Beetlejuice | G | Let Me Tell You a Thing
http://archiveofourown.org/works/8888698

Lydia Deetz, struggling photographer, accepts a position house-sitting, in order to have more time for her photography.
Antler Guy (Sculpture/Tumblr post) | ensemble | T | It’s a Neighborly Day in This Beautywood
http://archiveofourown.org/works/8938141

The Old One, The Sleeping Beast, Seeker of Blood and Devourer of Souls, Haunting Abomination of the Darkened Woods, woke to find his sacred grounds were no longer there.
Futurama | Amy/Kif, Fry/Leela, ensemble | G | Kiffy McKifFace
http://archiveofourown.org/works/8889247

Amy sends her love to Kif in the best way she knows how: Popularity.
birdsrightsactivist | Bird, OCs | G | Aviens Rex
http://archiveofourown.org/works/8862544

In which Brad and Steve just want to have a picnic and a Tyrannosaurus is only another kind of bird.
The Hundred and One Dalmatians | Perdita, white cat | G | Missing Persian
http://archiveofourown.org/works/8866381

Perdita understands why the white cat wants to stay missing.
Hellsing | Integra/Girlycard | M | Simple Motions
http://archiveofourown.org/works/8504059

Alucard has the strangest of ideas when it comes to presents. PWP.
Lord of the Rings | Galadriel, ensemble | T | Love Me And Despair
http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4728&cid=18871

The Lady Galadriel, daughter of Finarfin, Lady of Lothlòrien once thought she would sail over the Sundering Sea.
The Thrilling Adventure Hour | Frank/Croach, ensemble | M | Close Encounters of the Blue Kind
http://archiveofourown.org/works/6509029

When Sadie time-hops off to her own adventure, Frank Doyle winds up with an unusual guest in his penthouse apartment.

Lesbians for Yuletide, and other Christmas cheer December 26, 2016

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Yuletide is open! Here’s all the fake news (& related) fics.

It’s my second Yuletide, and the first one where I’ve written treats. So if you read a fic and think “huh, this writing style/character interpretation/combo of favorite tropes seems familiar”…you might be right.

And for a gift — guys, I got my incredibly-niche moonshot prompt — it’s Dorothy hanging out with lesbians in turn-of-the-century San Francisco!

The Road Built in Hope (5346 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Oz – L. Frank Baum
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Dorothy Gale/Princess Ozma
Characters: Dorothy Gale, Uncle Henry, Original Female Character(s), Eureka (Oz)
Additional Tags: Slice of Life, Canon Compliant, Misses Clause Challenge
Summary:

Dorothy stays with friends in San Francisco before the events of ‘Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz.’

Bonus cheer:

NBA stars playing Carol of the Bells using basketballs. Hardcore.

Vintage holiday wishes from Catball & Clown Girl:

Wednesday Multifandom Recommendations, 11/2 November 2, 2016

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Steven Universe | Steven, Centipeetle | T | Acidic Phoenix
http://archiveofourown.org/works/4593519/chapters/10465038

She was broken beyond repair, and then he repaired her anew with the utmost kindness.
Red Dwarf | Lister/Rimmer, Lister/Rimmer/Cat | T | Desperate Measures
http://archiveofourown.org/works/7162220

“It used to happen on JMC vessels all the time,” Rimmer explained, “especially before they let women enlist. You’re surrounded by the endless, yawning void of space, trapped in a floating metal tomb with only your fellow crewmen for company, light years between you and the touch of a consenting woman… and suddenly, sausage starts to seem a lot more appetizing.”
Leverage, Marvel | Sophie, ensemble | T | Re-Enlistment
http://archiveofourown.org/works/7305565

Sophie left SHIELD a long time ago, and now they want her back. (Eliot is livid.)
Fake News | Jon/everyone | M | At the Heart of it All
http://archiveofourown.org/works/8166482

It’s Jon’s last day, and the Best Fucking News Team (past and present) wants to show Jon their appreciation.
Fake News | Jon/”Stephen”, others | PG | Don’t Let The Rain Come Down
http://archiveofourown.org/works/310418

What if every time “Stephen” had a homosexual thought or feeling, it caused a rainstorm? “Inspired” by the anti-gay ad that was running during the Prop 8 thing in 2008.
Fake News | Jon/”Stephen”, Stephen/”Stephen” | T | The Man in the Mirror (or: Persona Non Drama)
http://archiveofourown.org/works/7924939

Like everybody else, I loved the glimpse of Jon and “Stephen” in their retirement cabin that we got on the Late Show. Unlike everybody else, I promptly started plotting weird reality-hopping friendship fic as backstory for how Late Show Stephen was able to visit it.
Hunger Games | Lyme | T | I can’t be your hero, baby
http://archiveofourown.org/works/8306852

Winning the Hunger Games means the worst days of your life aren’t just televised; in District 2, they become inspiration. For Lyme, still battling guilt and trauma as she recovers from her recent victory, the adoration comes too soon.
The Hobbit | Thorin/Bilbo, ensemble | T | An Accidental Engagement
http://archiveofourown.org/works/3540197

Bilbo’s fake-it-’til-you-make-it interpretation of dwarven culture is working quite well for him, thank you very much — all the way up until it really, really isn’t.
Jeeves & Wooster | Jeeves/Bertie, Bertie/OFC, ensemble | G | A Deuced Difficult Dilemma
http://archiveofourown.org/works/728447/chapters/1352638

Bertie is dismayed to find that he rather likes the latest girl that Aunt Agatha is egging him on to marry.
Sailor Moon | Kunzite/Minako, Shitennou | K | ghosts ‘n’ stuff
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12191211/1/ghosts-n-stuff

Kunzite’s past haunts him (literally).
Hellsing | Alucard, Seras | T | Ballistics
http://archiveofourown.org/works/8083357

Thirty years later, Alucard and Seras are reunited. She’s had a lot of things to say to him.
Justice League | Bruce/Diana, team | T | Aspire to Touch the Sky
http://brownbetty.dreamwidth.org/205453.html

Princess of Lost Island of Women to wed in First Diplomatic Marriage of Twentieth Century
Classicists Stunned; Distraught
Fake News | Jon/”Stephen”, others | T | A Man’s Best Friend
http://archiveofourown.org/works/7173122?view_full_work=true

Jon reaches out to Stephen after the death of his beloved dog Gipper, and things begin to change for both of them.
Madoka Magica, Burn Notice | Madoka/Michael | R | prom notice
http://archiveofourown.org/works/7479294

“you have to become a magicl girl” sayd kubes

“sounds legit”

Buffy the Vampire Slayer | Wesley, ensemble | G | New All Over
http://archiveofourown.org/works/728566/chapters/1352927

When Wesley intercepts an amulet sent to Giles, he is changed from an annoying adult Watcher into an eight-year-old boy. Set post ‘Consequences’ in S3 of Buffy. Another Everyone Is Nice To Wesley fic.

Wednesday Multifandom Rec Post, 10/26 October 26, 2016

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Fake News | Jon/”Stephen”, Stephen/”Stephen” | T | The Man in the Mirror (or: Persona Non Drama)

Like everybody else, I loved the glimpse of Jon and “Stephen” in their retirement cabin that we got on the Late Show. Unlike everybody else, I promptly started plotting weird reality-hopping friendship fic as backstory for how Late Show Stephen was able to visit it.

Fake News | “Stephen”/various | T | Five People Stephen Colbert Fell For (but three of them don’t count)

A cycle of denial, anger, bargaining, depression and… more denial.

Justice League | Batman, various | G | Rub-a-Dub Dub (A Bunch of Capes in the Tub)

A bunch of times Batman ambushed people in the shower, and a time or two someone ambushed him.

DCU | Batman | G | Bad Publicity

Bruce Wayne is either really bad at Twitter, or really, really good.

DCU | Jimmy, OC | G | #weedhorse69

Superman decided to try out a new costume. He did not consult the artist. In fairness, he was a little miffed that he’d been drawing weird porn of him, so. Fair’s fair.

Harry Potter | Harry, Voldemort, ensemble | T | Hit The Ground Running

The Horcrux in Harry’s head wakes up and begins talking to Harry long before he’s ever heard the name Voldemort. Philosopher’s Stone AU.

Harry Potter | Dudley, Lavender, George | G | If I Knew You Were Coming, I’d’ve Baked a Cake

It was funny to call it normal, but life can be funny sometimes: that was what Lavender had said, and Dudley, who knew he wasn’t very clever, was bound to agree with her.

Harry Potter | Harry/Draco, Hermione, Ron, Pansy | R | The Potter-Malfoy Problem

The room of requirement’s gone mad — at least, that’s what Harry thinks. There’s no way that Draco Malfoy ‘requires’ him, of all people, but why does it keep dragging Harry there like he’s some kind of furniture, every time Malfoy enters it? Throw in Pansy the pervert and a clipboard-wielding Hermione, and things can only go from bad to worse. And that’s not even mentioning the pirates . . .

Hut 33 | Minka, Archie, Charles, ensemble | T | Love in Wartime

Minka knows something that the world should know.

Hut 33 | ensemble | G | Painting by Numbers

In which Hut 33 prove, once again, that they’re decades ahead of their times, and they discover the rarest of men.

Hut 33, Hetalia | Gordon/Feliks (Poland), ensemble | T | A Taste of Home

Minka has vanished and has been replaced by an unconvincing impersonator. Gordon is surprised to realise he’s the only one to notice.

Hut 33 | ensemble | G | The Stars in the Bright Sky

The staff of Hut 33 must stay in Bletchley over Christmas. Minka has an idea about how to celebrate.

Hut 33 | ensemble | G | The Hazards of Grammar

After an unfortunate response to a German transmission, the staff of Hut 33 find themselves on unofficial combat training.

Legally Blonde | Elle/Vivian, others | M | Serious

Elle’s always noticed women. Elle, Enid, and Vivian, lovers and friends in law school, learning how to be who they are.

Oz | Langwidere | G | The Princess of Ev

When Langwidere is seven, her uncle chops off her head.<br/>
It doesn’t kill her, of course.

Best of Hillary Clinton on SNL October 19, 2016

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Some of the things I watched while waiting for tonight’s real-life final debate.

A Hillary Christmas: 2015!Hillary (Kate McKinnon) gets a time-and-space-crossing visit, as Amy Poehler and Tina Fey reprise their roles as 2008!Hillary and Sarah Palin.

Hillary Campaign Ad – HRC starts adapting Bernie’s policies…also his mannerisms, outfits, and hairstyle.

Hillary & Bernie Cold Open – towards the end of the primary contest, the candidates get drunk in a bar together, schmooze a bunch, and end up dancing.

Hillary Clinton Bar Talk – McKinnon!Hillary pours out her woes to a bartender…played by the actual HRC, who takes some ribbing with grace.

The Evolution of Hillary Clinton – NBC presents a montage of SNL’s portrayals of Clinton over the years.

Presidential Debate #1 – “He’s spent his life cheating middle-class laborers. Laborers like my own human father, who made, ah, I guess drapes, or printed drapes, or sold drapes, some’pm with drapes, and he was relatable, and I am, also, relatable!”

Presidential Debate #2 – “Get real. I’m made of steel; this is nothing. Hi, girls.”

I’ve watched that last one three times now. Already looking forward to how they’re going to salve the wounds this weekend.

Wednesday Multifandom Rec Post, 9/7 September 7, 2016

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Hello From The Magic Tavern | Arnie/Chunt | T | (untitled ficlet)
http://fail-fandomanon.dreamwidth.org/207496.html?thread=1143264904

“I’m not sure I feel that comfortable sleeping with a guy who was a badger just a few days ago.”
Sailor Moon | Ceres, Minako | T | doppelgäng
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12113189/1/doppelg%C3%A4ng

My life before hers, or: Ceres has pink hair. — Ceres, Venus.
Doctor Who | G | Ten/Donna, Doctors | The Ten Weddings of Donna Noble
http://churchontime.livejournal.com/3773.html

Ten husbands, ten regenerations, I couldn’t help it, sorry.
Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek TNG | Gaeta, ensemble | K+ | Going Native
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3396972/1/Going-Native

What do you do when you’re a lost Starfleet officer in the Beta Quadrant? You blend in and hope for the best. [Gaeta was from Earth all along, Enterprise makes first contact with the Fleet, and the crossover worldbuilding is amazing.]
Superman | Clark, Lois | T | “To be clear,” Clark asked, “did I just help you commit a felony?”
http://unpretty.tumblr.com/post/143714292138/to-be-clear-clark-asked-did-i-just-help-you

He looked down at Lois, and his inexplicably mischievous demeanor conspired with the slight disarray of his blue-black curls to make him look younger than usual. “What *did* we do in there?”
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magika | Homura/Madoka | T | Magical Girl
http://archiveofourown.org/works/6726178

Madoka never did tell Homura what her wish was. But when Homura began traveling back in time, it became all too obvious. [MTF Madoka.]
Madoka Magica, US Politics | Bernie, Trump, ensemble | T | Bernie Magica
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11533539/1/Bernie-Magica

He has a loving family and best friends, laughs and cries from time to time… Bernie Sanders, an eighth grader of USA middle school, is one of those who lives such a life. One day, he had a very capitalistic encounter. He doesn’t know if it happened by chance or by fate yet. This is a fateful encounter that can change his destiny- This is the beginning of the election.
Harry Potter | Voldemort!Harry, ensemble | T | Seventh Horcrux
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10677106/1/Seventh-Horcrux

The presence of a foreign soul may have unexpected side effects on a growing child. I am Lord Volde…Harry Potter. I’m Harry Potter. In which Harry is insane, Hermione is a Dark Lady-in-training, Ginny is a minion, and Ron is confused.
DC Comics | Bruce | G | Internet conspiracy theory fic
http://raptorific.tumblr.com/post/140900606441/bruce-wayne-maintains-a-presence-on-all-conspiracy

bruce wayne maintains a presence on all conspiracy theory boards with the screen name BruceWayneIsTheBatman
DC | Martha, Jonathan, baby!Clark | T | [untitled time travel fic]
http://justusinheretogether.tumblr.com/post/142212408211/unpretty-unpretty-villain-attempts-to-go

The first time a man from the future showed up at Martha Kent’s house, Clark Kent was two years old.
Doctor Who, Buffy | Anya, Ten | T | THE LIFE CYCLE OF THE CRACKING MOSH TOAD (fragor beelzebufo), by A.C.E. Jenkins.
http://lordshiva.livejournal.com/247160.html

Ten and Anya in a bar, post-Doomsday/post-Hells Bells, commiserating on their problems and discovering that Pete’s World is the world without shrimp.
Steven Universe | Steven, Centipeetle, Gems | G | Corrupted, Corrosive
http://archiveofourown.org/works/4712321

Centipeetle is the first gem to be fixed once Steven figures out how, but she has been broken so long she is unsure of many things.
Dresden Files, Beyond Belief | Frank/Sadie, Harry | G | House Taken Over
http://archiveofourown.org/works/6120928

Harry Dresden meets the Doyles, and they happen to need his help.
Harry Potter, Stargate | Harry, DA ensemble | T | D.S.S. Requirement
http://archiveofourown.org/works/3412346/chapters/7472102

The Dumbledore’s Army use the Room of the Requirement to get themselves a spaceship.
Steven Universe | Steven, Jasper | G | Transference Rehabilitation
http://archiveofourown.org/works/3535076

Steven, believing that Jasper has a chance to become more good and not be so mean, offers to try to teach her niceness.
Steven Universe | Peridot/Amethyst | G | jump then fall into me
http://archiveofourown.org/works/5710444

“It would improve the integrity of the group if I were able to fuse with another Crystal Gem,” Peridot said stiffly. “I believe that you are the best initial candidate.”
Jeeves & Wooster, Doctor Who | Bertie, Jeeves, Jack, Ten, ensemble | G | Jeeves and the Last Time Lord
http://archiveofourown.org/works/30654

Bertie’s even more confused than usual when two lunatics who appear to know his valet show up in London.
Steven Universe | Rose/Pearl | T | Attention to Pearls
http://archiveofourown.org/works/6271870

While visiting White Diamond’s court, Rose Quartz takes an interest in an unusually damaged Pearl. And not a moment too soon . . .
DCU (Animated) | Clark/Bruce | T | A Wedding, a First Meeting, and a Honeymoon (in that order)
http://archiveofourown.org/works/6382948

Superman and Batman discover a hitch in their wedding plans. Luckily their friends are willing to help them get past it.

Wednesday Multifandom Rec Post, 3/30 March 30, 2016

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The Cat in the Hat | ensemble | G | Bad SF dystopia: Hats have been banned and the government controls cats.
http://fail-fandomanon.dreamwidth.org/183479.html?thread=997415607

The sun did not shine / There was no time for play / As we sat in the safehouse that cold, cold, wet day.
Akimbo Comics – Comics Everyone Can Hate
http://www.akimbocomics.com/?p=924

“Do you even know what we’re supposed to be doing? Stories are supposed to lift people up! They’re supposed to be bright and fun!”

[This gives me fresh chills every time I re-read it. So good.]

Steven Universe | Connie, OC, Gems | G | that which they defend
http://archiveofourown.org/works/4168281

You never really thought much of Connie Maheswaran. She was just that one shy, nerdy girl. Then, she comes back in seventh grade and it’s like she’s a completely different person. And this person has a sword.
Sailor Moon | Makoto, Inners | T | The Aerodynamics of Friendship
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11782522/1/The-Aerodynamics-of-Friendship

When Mako faces a troubling school assignment, it’s up to her friends to come to the rescue! For some value of “rescue”.
Fake News FPF | “Stephen”/Sweetness, “Stephen”/Jon | M | Weapons of Misdirection
http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2015/works/5458844

A love story (or two) through the sights of a gun.
Narnia, Lord of the Rings | Susan, Eowyn, Ents | G | a home for every season
http://archiveofourown.org/works/5393945

Susan was across the battlefield when Eowyn faced down the lord of the Nazgul, Merry and his little dagger at her side. Susan was sending arrows into orcs and oliphaunt drivers, guiding her horse with her calves and heels and shifts of her weight.
Sailor Moon | Haruka/Michiru, Kunzite/Zoisite, senshi | T | Haruka and Zoisite Get Together :O
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11749856/1/Haruka-and-Zoisite-Get-Together-O

Haruka’s sad because Michiru is too busy with Sailor business to play monopoly with her. Zoisite’s upset because Kunzite got fed up with opening jars of pickles for him. When the two meet up and start hanging out, what will this lead to? Will Michiru and Kunzite be able to get their partners back? Will Zoisite learn to open pickle jars? Will Michiru ever put some clothes on?
Jeeves & Wooster | Jeeves/Wooster, Madeline/Honoria | T | The Rummy Affair of the Brinkley Ball
http://archiveofourown.org/works/5465822

BERTIE STOP THE MOST DREADFUL THING STOP THERE IS TO BE A BALL AT BRINKLEY COURT STOP H AND I SURE TO BE DISCOVERED STOP CALL UPON YOUR HELP STOP SOME SUBTERFUGE WILL BE CALLED FOR STOP H SAYS NO USE ASKING YOU BUT PERHAPS JEEVES STOP
Galaxy Quest (1999) | Gwen/Jason, others | T | Touch the Sky
http://archiveofourown.org/works/5466935

Starships were meant to fly.
Better Off Ted | Veronica, Linda, Ted, Phil, Lem | G | In Lighter News
http://archiveofourown.org/works/5519276

“And in lighter news,” Veronica said, reading on, “despite the combined efforts of both the American and Chinese cyber-divisions, Jabberwocky has gained control of the stock exchange.”
Leverage | Parker/Hardison, Eliot | M | The Underwire Job
http://archiveofourown.org/works/3144

Parker recruits Eliot for a side job. Comedy and horror ensue.
Better Off Ted | Ted/Veronica/Linda, others | T | Rated B for Brillig
http://archiveofourown.org/works/5458985/

“I can’t believe your solution was to invent an imaginary project,” Linda said. “Isn’t that what got you into this Jabberwocky mess, having to come up with a new product?”
Cabin Pressure | Martin/Arthur | T | Contents May Have Shifted
http://archiveofourown.org/works/241089

Martin gets stuck in the flight deck locker with Arthur. More than once.
Dave the Barbarian | Dave, Candy, Fang, Chuckles | G | Meanwhile, In Udrogoth
http://archiveofourown.org/works/5479136

Everything was fine until the Yule bears invaded.
Cabin Pressure | Douglas/Martin, Arthur | M | A Very Good Place to Start
http://archiveofourown.org/works/3253451

“Believe it or not, Martin, there isn’t actually an SOP – updated or otherwise – for getting stuck in a foreign country due to a volcanic ash cloud, having to impersonate a married couple with your fellow pilot and then accidentally snogging them whilst watching Julie Andrews play the guitar.”
Hellsing | Heinkel/Yumiko | T | Dualität
http://archiveofourown.org/works/5307233

Yumiko has an important question for her partner.
Welcome to Night Vale, The Dresden Files | Carlos Ramirez/Cecil, Tamika, Harry, ensemble | T | Love is All You Need to Destroy Your Enemies
http://archiveofourown.org/works/2207475/chapters/4837680

There are a few things that Carlos may have neglected to tell Cecil. Like his last name. Or how he hasn’t actually dated anyone since his junior year of high school. Or that he’s a wizard of the White Council and the regional commander of Wardens in the western United States and not, in fact, a scientist.
Welcome to Night Vale | Carlos/Cecil, Dana, Kevin, ensemble | T | From the Ground Up
http://archiveofourown.org/works/1273615/chapters/2632999

Carlos is a loyal company employee, who has never been to any place called Night Vale and never met anyone named Cecil…which doesn’t explain the mysterious woman appearing in his lab, or these dreams he’s started having…
Cabin Pressure | Martin/Douglas, Martin/Gordon, ensemble | M | A Million By Tuesday
http://archiveofourown.org/works/878377/chapters/1689101

AU: Gordon Shappey’s disgruntled ex-employee, Douglas Richardson, seeks revenge by kidnapping Gordon’s trophy husband, Martin.
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon | Usagi, Phobos, Deimos | G | Feathered Friends
http://archiveofourown.org/works/5091191

Usagi makes friends very easily.

Erin Listens: The Goon Show (a rec post. with downloads!) March 28, 2016

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Still at the job with the long days, still spending a lot of hours on headphones. I’ve run out of Blondie, soured on Gildersleeve, SAYER has wrapped up, and you can only listen to so many Yo, Is This Racist? episodes in a row…it was high time to splice in a Goon Show re-listen.

And to make notes on which episodes I should use to sell it to new listeners.

The Goon Show is a British radio comedy from the ’50s, spiritual predecessor to Monty Python. Great wordplay. Amazing absurdist humor. There’s no single premise, just a regular cast of a dozen distinct characters (played by three actors, plus a guest star here and there) in a different AU each episode. Today they’re doing a police drama! Last week one of them was Robin Hood! Next week they’ll be in World War II!

Unfortunately, this being the 1950s, the occasional non-white characters tend to be skeevy racist caricatures. There’s refreshingly little on the sexism front — it probably helps that there aren’t many women in the first place — and the one regular female character is very much a character rather than a Token Chick archetype, which is nice.

Earlier episodes tend to have more coherent plots. In the later years, the episodes have a way of collapsing into a scramble of catchphrases and self-referential jokes in the final act. (“We’ve written ourselves into a corner here, haven’t we, ladies and gentlemen?…well, good night.”) Still funny, just probably less accessible to new listeners.

With all that in mind: episode recs to woo you in! Featuring snappy humor, ridiculous characters, the most listenable storylines, and the least racial skeeviness.

1953-10-02 The Dreaded Piano Clubber — A mysterious criminal is going around London hitting people with pianos. Inspector Seagoon is on the case! (“Did you get the number of the instrument?” “No, he had his lights out.”) No one is safe — not the police, not Parliament, not even the show announcer.

1954-11-09 Lurgi Strikes Britain — A terrible contagion is sweeping Britain, and a couple of unsavory characters convince Neddie Seagoon to lead the fight against it. (“We must move fast.” “What do you suggest?” “South America?”) Can Neddie find a cure before catching the disease? Will it help if he spends much of the episode hiding in a trash bin?

1955-11-20 The Pevensey Bay Disaster — A snowstorm blocks the Pevensey Bay rail lines (The snow rose up from inches three / To inches three-foot-four”), and, as if that weren’t bad enough, saboteurs decide to use the disaster to take over the signal station. Our heroes must race to clear the snow and save the trains. (“The sound you are hearing is Neddie and Eccles driving a wall at speed. We thought you ought to know.”)

1956-03-13 Scradge — This week’s epidemic is mysterious boot explosions, which Moriarty attributes to the loss of Britain’s natural deposits of scradje. Time to replenish the supply with an Arctic expedition. (“Have we got any cases of frozen feet?” “We didn’t order any cases of frozen feet.” “What? We’ve got to eat, Seagoon!” “Okay, I’ll put him in the oven.”)

1956-12-26 Six Charlies In Search Of An Author — So meta I don’t know how to describe it. (A lot more satisfyingly meta than the play its title is a riff on….) The cast scrambles to outwit the author, and each other. There’s a lot of panicky use of typewriters.

Want more, you’re in luck: Archive.org has a ton for download. They’re hard to search for because some modern-day sports show with the same title dominates the results — you’ll want to skip straight to The Goon Show compilation part 1 and The Goon Show compilation part 2.

I am so happy that this fic is a thing that exists. March 8, 2016

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Bernie was shocked. “Trump made a contract with you too?”

“Yes,” said Kyubey. “When I asked him, his answer came immediately. He wished for a small loan of a million dollars.”

–Bernie Magica: exactly what it sounds like.

Multifandom recs about female characters for #halfamoon February 25, 2016

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…Compiling this was kind of a depressing reminder about how little fic I’ve read (well, read and enjoyed) over the past year.

But on the bright side: I enjoyed all of these! And halfamoon gives me an excuse to double-share them.

Steven Universe | Connie, OC, Gems | G | that which they defend
http://archiveofourown.org/works/4168281

You never really thought much of Connie Maheswaran. She was just that one shy, nerdy girl. Then, she comes back in seventh grade and it’s like she’s a completely different person. And this person has a sword.
Sailor Moon | Makoto, Inners | T | The Aerodynamics of Friendship
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11782522/1/The-Aerodynamics-of-Friendship

When Mako faces a troubling school assignment, it’s up to her friends to come to the rescue! For some value of “rescue”.
Narnia, Lord of the Rings | Susan, Eowyn, Ents | G | a home for every season
http://archiveofourown.org/works/5393945

Susan was across the battlefield when Eowyn faced down the lord of the Nazgul, Merry and his little dagger at her side. Susan was sending arrows into orcs and oliphaunt drivers, guiding her horse with her calves and heels and shifts of her weight.
Sailor Moon | Haruka/Michiru, Kunzite/Zoisite, senshi | T | Haruka and Zoisite Get Together :O
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11749856/1/Haruka-and-Zoisite-Get-Together-O

Haruka’s sad because Michiru is too busy with Sailor business to play monopoly with her. Zoisite’s upset because Kunzite got fed up with opening jars of pickles for him. When the two meet up and start hanging out, what will this lead to? Will Michiru and Kunzite be able to get their partners back? Will Zoisite learn to open pickle jars? Will Michiru ever put some clothes on?
Better Off Ted | Veronica, Linda, Ted, Phil, Lem | G | In Lighter News
http://archiveofourown.org/works/5519276

“And in lighter news,” Veronica said, reading on, “despite the combined efforts of both the American and Chinese cyber-divisions, Jabberwocky has gained control of the stock exchange.”
Better Off Ted | Ted/Veronica/Linda, others | T | Rated B for Brillig
http://archiveofourown.org/works/5458985/

“I can’t believe your solution was to invent an imaginary project,” Linda said. “Isn’t that what got you into this Jabberwocky mess, having to come up with a new product?”
Hellsing | Heinkel/Yumiko | T | Dualität
http://archiveofourown.org/works/5307233

Yumiko has an important question for her partner.
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon | Usagi, Phobos, Deimos | G | Feathered Friends
http://archiveofourown.org/works/5091191

Usagi makes friends very easily.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica | Homura/Madoka | T | Things to Remember
http://archiveofourown.org/works/4960840

Before your life was reduced to the stretch of time between March 16th and April 30th, you dreamed of something magical happening to you.
Leverage, Animorphs | Cassie, Leverage team | T | The Hork-Bajir Job
http://archiveofourown.org/works/4860239

When three Hork-Bajir are kidnapped from Yellowstone National Park and sold to an alien zoo, Cassie knows who to call: a team of three morphers, an alien tech hacker, and a former Controller, called Leverage.
Madoka Magica | Madoka | G | Gems and Meteors
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11494706/1/Gems-and-Meteors

Even without its owner, it was powerful enough to destroy the planet. And it only grew.
Kim Possible | Kim/Shego, others | T | Alone, Together
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2949422/2/Alone-Together

Kim and Shego are straight, archenemies, and trapped in an alternate reality, just the two of them. This is how they fall in love.
Doctor Who, Magic School Bus | Bernice, the Friz, kids | G | Archaeology for Dummies (time-traveler’s edition)
http://archiveofourown.org/works/4519080

An educational learning experience involving school buses, incriminating stories and eldritch horrors from beyond the grave. This probably wasn’t on the course outline.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer | Spike/Buffy, Willow/Tara, ensemble | T | Gently Down the Stream
http://archiveofourown.org/works/1348180/chapters/2812564

Here’s Buffy’s life in a nutshell: dead mom, dead-beat dad, dead end job, dependent sister. She’s pulling double shifts at the Double Meat Palace to make ends meet.

And yet, she’s actually pretty happy! She’s got supportive friends and a sexy English boyfriend. Her life is full of love, and frankly after that accident last year and the coma, she’s grateful just to be alive.

Stargate, A:tLA | Toph, Zuko, Sam, Janet, ensemble | K+ | The Dragon King’s Temple
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7679074/1/The-Dragon-King-s-Temple

The spite of the spirits opened a door better left untouched. On the other hand, with Fire and Earth as one’s allies, sometimes escaping is the easy part.
Pippi Longstocking, various | Pippi, ensemble | G | Five Times Pippi Longstocking Turned Down an Offer, and One Time She Said Yes
http://archiveofourown.org/works/238765

With guests from Pirates of the Caribbean, X-Men, Buffy, Star Trek DS9, Doctor Who.
Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 | Chloe/June | M | My big fat fake gay wedding
http://archiveofourown.org/works/601395

“So we get married for realsies. After a month or two, we just file for divorce and I’ll claim I was going through a phase.”
Sailor Moon | Rei | T | Dear Smut People – Sailor Mars’ Argument on Quality
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11067908/1/Dear-Smut-People-Sailor-Mars-Argument-on-Quality

After being forced to watch several Sailor Senshi-based pornos, Rei writes a letter complaining over the portrayal of Sailor Mars and offers some constructive criticism.
Better Off Ted | Ted/Linda, Veronica, Lem, Phil, Rose | G | Viridian Magnolia
http://archiveofourown.org/works/2668727

“How is it being married to Ted? Is it magical, like a glow in the dark giraffe let loose in a municipal park?”
Mallory Ortberg | Andrea, Miranda | G | Ayn Rand’s The Devil Wears Prada
http://the-toast.net/2014/08/13/ayn-rands-devil-wears-prada/

ANDREA: Be silent. I do not require explanations. I will never apologize for my newfound excellence. I will speak to whatever man I consider fit to talk to. And I would describe him as more “weirdly ugly-cute” than “hot.” He has no eyebrows.
Qualia the Purple | Gaku/Yukari | T | The Nine (Million) Lives of Hatou Manabu
http://archiveofourown.org/works/2805239

The road to Yukari is long, but – no matter how many paths it takes – Gaku will find a way.
Revolutionary Girl Utena | Anthy/Utena | M | Anthy’s Turn
http://archiveofourown.org/works/3141386

After the Duel called Revolution it’s Anthy’s turn to go to Utena. But where in the world is the girl who wanted to be a prince?