amalthia: Stephanie Brown Batgirl (Stephanie Brown Batgirl)
It took my grandparent asking why I hadn't posted to my LJ/DW in so long for me to realize it's been well over a month since I've posted any recs.

I was distracted by Escapade and going to Texas for a week during Spring Break. Plus I'm learning how to ski this winter. :)

Teen Wolf )
Supernatural )
Star Trek Reboot )
DCU )
Stargate Atlantis )
Thor )
Avengers )
Chronicles of Narnia/Torchwood )
amalthia: (MLP Rainbow Dash Happy)
I survived my capstone week and am now able to post recs! :) I'm also looking forward to using my new My Little Pony Icons (um LJ users won't be able to see them...) Now onto the recs.

Iron Man

dorcas_gustine - This time tomorrow (where were we?) (Pairing:Tony/Steve) INSTANT REC!!! I absolutely loved the plot, the character voices, and the relationship felt real.


Stargate Atlantis

The Stars My Destination by Mad_Maudlin INSTANT REC!!! I had a blast reading this story. I loved the concept, the characters felt real, and I was on the edge of my seat through the later half of the story.


Lay Me Down So by lovesrain44 (Pairing:Sheppard/McKay) I could not stop reading once I started. I loved the detail of the prison camp and I almost cried more than once.


X- Men

The Winter of Banked Fires by Yahtzee (Pairing:Xavier/Magneto Pairing:Rogue/Wolverine) INSTANT REC!!! I could not stop reading this story once I started. I loved the plot, the character voices, and I liked how the author brought Charles back to life and merged the canons from X-Men:First Class and the X-Men trilogy movies.


Vorkosigan/Doctor Who

And All Its Clear Relations by Dira Sudis (dsudis) I loved the character voices, the concept, plot, and could not stop reading once I started.


Wonder Woman Vid Rec

Vidlet: I NEED A HERO [Wonder Woman] by beccatoria (vid:recs:wonderwoman) I loved all the action in the vid and how fitting it was for the song. :)

amalthia: (Farscape John and Aeryn)
This is about a months worth of recs...I think this may be my only rec post for the month of February and second post of the month. I think school is keeping me far too busy. That and re-watching all of Farscape...I'd forgotten how awesome this series was and I'm having a tough time finding good fan fiction in the Farscape fandom.

Fullmetal Alchemist

Sex Ed Teacher by skydark - The Adventures of Roy Mustang (Pairing:Ed/Roy) INSTANT REC!!! I had a blast reading this story. I don't think I've laughed this much from the antics of the characters in forever. I highly recommend reading the sequel, Better Living Through Alchemy and the 3rd story in the series is a WIP so read that one at your own risk. Basically, this was an all around fun story to read and I loved the character voices.


Window Dressing by thehoyden (Pairing:Ed/Roy) This was short but I loved the Roy's character voice and Ed's was spot on. :)


You and Your Fuck Awful Timing by lightgetsin (Pairing:Ed/Roy) I loved the character voices and the progressions in the story. :)


DCU

Ties That Bind by thehoyden (Pairing:Bruce/Dick Tim/Kon) This was hot and funny. :)


Stargate Atlantis

Character Witness by mad_maudlin I LOVED the premise and the character voices. This was short but said a lot.


Merlin

These Castle Walls Bleed Lies by marguerite_26 (merlin/arthur) INSTANT REC!!! I loved the character voices, the plot, and I loved the ending.


Doctor Who

The Swan Princess by Mad_Maudlin (Pairing:Amy/Rory) I loved this fusion and the character voices were spot on and Rory was so awesome. :)


Harry Potter

In Loco Parentis by Dolores_Crane (Pairing:Hermione/Harry Harry/Snape) INSTANT REC!!! This wasn't like any Harry Potter fic I've read in ages. It's probably because it's told from Hermione's pov but it also it touches on some much deeper issues and I could not stop reading once I started. I'll also add that one part made me cry.


Inception

Rough Trade by whiskyrunner (Pairing:Arthur/Eames) It starts off with hot sex and just gets better. :)


Supernatural

One Brick at a Time by nutkin (Sam/Dean Sam/OFC) This was very hot. I loved the build up and the ending really worked for me.


Worship Not These False Idols by killabeez (Sam/Ruby) I loved Sam's pov and the sex was hot.


Some (Don't) Like It Hot by strangeandcharm (Pairing:Castiel/Dean Pairing:Castiel/Sam) I loved the concept and this was hot. :)


Farscape Vid Rec

Deep by rhoboat (vid:recs:farscape) This vid hit all my buttons and I loved how twisted it was.

amalthia: (Stargate Atlantis Ring)
Stargate Atlantis

Unnatural Selection by auburn (Sheppard/McKay) INSTANT REC!!! If you love science fiction and action/adventure and a good mystery this is the story for you. I was hooked from page one and could not stop reading until I'd finished the story. I loved all the twists and turns this story took and how the characters are slightly different but still themselves. Seriously at this point you should already be at the story, not reading my post.


Dragonlord by Icarus (Sheppard/McKay) INSTANT REC!!! I loved the concept and the writing was engaging.


Inception

But the House is Haunted and the Ride Gets Rough by dreamlittleyo (Pairing:Arthur/Cobb) This hit my kinks rather hard and I loved it.


Supernatural

Praise The Lord (And Pass The Ammunition) by nekomitsu (Pairing:Castiel/Dean) INSTANT REC!!! I had so much fun reading this story. I loved the humor, the way Dean learned to navigate his new situation, and how he came to realize how much he loved Castiel.


Quartering The Odds by eighth_horizon (Sam/Dean) This is an AU of the Turn of the Wheel series and though it was short she packed a whole bunch of good stuff in this story. But I think I was pretty much sold at Hooker!Wingfic! and then Sam and Dean being themselves. :)


Merlin

I Keep Going Over the World We Knew (Over and Over) by Mellacita (merlin/arthur) I loved the concept of reincarnation and how Merlin and Arthur found each other again.


What We Have (and What We Have Left) by morcalivan I had a blast reading this story. It was sweet and Merlin's voice sounded spot on. I loved the premise of Merlin going to Camelot to kill Arthur and ends up shagging him instead. It was hot. :)


Doctor Who

Vita Longa by sam_storyteller (Pairing:Amy/Eleven Pairing:Rory/Eleven) I adored Rory's pov in this story.


Star Trek Original

Personal Effects by jesmihr (kirk/spock) This story made me laugh and I loved the concept of an android made for Spock. :)

amalthia: (Merlin Morgana)
Merlin

Steam by new_kate (merlin/arthur) INSTANT REC!!! I loved the use of technology in the story and all the small details as well as the histories woven into the story. I loved the way Merlin and Arthur fell in love.


Little Thief by scribblemoose (merlin/arthur) I had a lot of fun reading this. I liked the plot, the character voices, and I loved Merlin's voice in this story.


The Sorcerer and the King by winterhill (merlin/arthur) INSTANT REC!!! I could not stop reading once I started. I loved Arthur's pov, the plot was intense, I loved the use of magic, and how the story unfolds. This story blew me away on many levels. I also truly adored the OCs introduced.


Doctor Who

Moments from a Non-Linear Life by wishfulaces (Pairing:Amy/Rory) I loved all the moments shared in this story. It was sweet, funny, and at times sad.


Stargate Atlantis

Beginning's Endd by irony_rocks (Sheppard/Weir) INSTANT REC!!! I was hooked as soon as I read the summary. "During "Before I Sleep" the alternative version of John Sheppard lived as well" And the story did not disappoint. There was action, romance, and a good mystery to solve as Sheppard and Weir figure out how to save the expedition from 10k years in the past. I could not stop reading once I started.


Supernatural

Camdon Inn by dragonspell (Sam/Dean) This story hit my kinks in all the right ways. I loved the case, the atmosphere, and the sex was very hot.


Hearts Brighter Than Starry Skies by locknkey (Sam/Dean) I loved Dean's character voice in the story and the sex was hot. I also loved the idea of the guys in the woods doing survival training and falling deeper in love. :)


I'm your villain by fleshflutter (Pairing:Dean/Crowley) I loved the banter and the sex was incredibly hot.

I'm your villain by fleshflutter (Pairing:Dean/Crowley) I loved the banter and the sex was incredibly hot.


White Collar

Broken Road by hoosierbitch (Peter/Neal) This story broke my heart and made me cry. But it felt real in a way many stories that have rape-recovery and non-con, don't.


Prison by hoosierbitch (Pairing:Neal/OMC) This hit about all of my kinks.


Crossover Bingo: Round Three by captanddeastar (Peter/Neal) I had so much fun reading this story! I loved Peter's character voice and that Sam and Neal got along and the ending was perfect.


Exquisite by sam_storyteller (Nathan/Peter/Elizabeth) INSTANT REC!!! I loved the way this story unfolds and Peter and Neal's character voices felt spot.

amalthia: (Firefly Inara)
Star Trek Reboot

A Moment of Our Silence by keelywolfe (kirk/spock) I think I have a weakness for hot angry sex. This story hit almost all my buttons.


"Love Story" by waldorph (kirk/spock) I loved the concept, character voices, and I loved the ending.


master of a nothing place by strzyga (kirk/spock) I loved the concept and the sex was hot.


in a new light by hoosierbitch (Kirk/Spock) This was very hot.


Paradigm Shift (Or 5 Times Jim Kirk exceeded Lieutenant Uhura's Expectations) by pavlovs_kitten (Spock/Uhura) I loved Uhura's voice in this story.


Doctor Who

The Time I've Spent by rheanna (Gen) This was a wonderful Big Bang coda. :) I loved the character voices. (and can't say more without spoilers so just go and read the story!) :)



In other news, I need to add 11th Doctor Who and Star Trek Reboot icons to my icons list.
amalthia: (Supernatural Sam and Dean 3)
Doctor Who

'cause you're the sweetest thing by monanotlisa (Amy/Eleven) This was hot.


Merlin

Such Fractured Shadows by kinkme_merlin (Merlin/Arthur) This was very well told. I'm looking forward to finding out who the author is someday so I can give proper feedback.


Supernatural

Final Straw by zuben_eschamali (Gen) INSTANT REC!!! I could not put this story down once I started reading. I loved the plot, the tension, character voices, and the ending made me happy. :)



Devil's Arcade by zuben_eschamali (Gen) I could not stop reading this story once I started. I loved the plot, the character voices, and the way the story unfolded. I also really loved the imagery.


Every Word a Piece of My Heart by smilla840 (Castiel/Dean Dean/Jimmy) I don't know why but I love stories that are told from Jimmy's pov and this one knocked it out of the ballpark. I loved the concept, the character voices, and the sex was hot.


Stargate Atlantis/Supernatural

Collisions by icarus (Gen) I loved the character voices and I would love to see more of this verse.

amalthia: (Legend of the Seeker Passion)
Doctor Who

Light Bending Backwards by trolllogicfics (Gen) I loved the concept of this story so much and love if someone could explain it to me more clearly.


Star Trek Reboot

All Our Yesterdays (the All or Nothing Remix) by dreamlittleyo (Kirk/Spock) I really liked the concept and the character voices. :)


Star Trek Reboot

You're Gonna Make It After All by igrockspock (Gen) INSTANT REC!!! I had a blast reading this story. I LOVED Gaila's pov and laughed more than once.


It's a ritual slaying by st_xi_kink (kirk/omc) This was hot and I kind of wish there were more to this story.


Supernatural

Vagabondage by rivkat (Sam/Dean Dean/OMC) INSTANT REC!!! This was incredibly hot and I loved the progression and really this was all sex and still sounded like Sam and Dean.


Merlin

Bold Adventures by scribblemoose (Merlin/Arthur) I loved Merlin's voice in this story and it was sweet.



I need more Doctor Who and Merlin icons and maybe some Cara icons from Legend of the Seeker.
amalthia: (Last Unicorn Moon)
The stories below are listed in no particular order or fandom preference. These are my personal favorite fics from the year 2009, as in I've re-read or obsessed about the stories more than normal. Out of the 400-600 fics I've read this year it wasn't easy selecting just under 20 to highlight. My original plan was to do a top five fics per fandom but I actually want to have a life. :) This year there were some truly awesome fics that were shared in multiple of fandoms and I look forward to seeing what the year 2010 brings. :)

I don't normally say much about fics when I do my normal recommendations mostly due to fear of leaving a spoiler but on these ones I wrote a bit more than normal and some fics may have spoilers so read the reviews at your own risk.

Recs under the cut )
Some conclusions )

EDIT: Forgot to say that this is the first year I'm trying this format for my end of the year recs. My format for Favorite Stories 2008 was a list of stories sorted by fandom. The plus side of that method was more stories! But the downside was that I couldn't really talk about why I loved the stories so much.

This year it was rather time consuming to do reviews for each story on the 2009 list so I narrowed my list down even further to get it posted before midnight tonight.

If anyone has an opinion on which type of recs they prefer I'd love to hear your thoughts. I wasn't sure if I should do this again next year, or go back to how I did things in 2008.
amalthia: (Stargate Atlantis City)
Star Trek Reboot

Five Times He Said No by hounds_morrigan (kirk/spock/uhura kirk/omc) This was heartbreaking.


"Four Letter Words by reccea (Kirk/McCoy) I had a blast reading this story. I loved each of the five ways and this worked for me.


Art for Cowboys Lost at Sea by ayalesca by axe_togrind I loved how all the elements come together in the wallpaper and cover art for this story. It really makes me want to read the fic more than I did before I saw the artwork, which is awesome. :)


Supernatural

Famous Ghosts of Texas by candle_beck (Sam/Dean) I loved the imagery and this was sweet. :)


The "Kripke Started It" Changing Channels Free For All Meme by gladdecease (Gen) This story came from clex-monkie89's changing channels meme and this story was short and fun. :)


Merlin

But, to me by tetsubinatu (Merlin/Arthur) I really liked the concept. :)


Stargate Atlantis/SG-1

Age of Minority by bluflamingo (Sheppard/Mitchell) I loved the concept and Cameron's character voice.


Quality of Memory by [personal profile] dossier (Sheppard/Mitchell) This was a fun action adventure story with robotics.


Torchwood

The Doctor And Mr. Jones by sam_storyteller (Jack/Ianto) I had a blast reading this story! I loved the plot, the character voices, and I could not stop reading until I had finished.

amalthia: (Doctor Who Martha)
Doctor Who/Torchwood

The Doctor And Mr. Jones by sam_storyteller (Jack/Ianto Gen) I had a blast reading this story. I loved the concept, the character voices, and the ending.

amalthia: (Doctor Who Martha)
Star Trek

To the Best of my Recollection by svilleficrecs (Kirk/Spock) I love mind meld fics and this one hit all my buttons. :)


Chuck/Supernatural

Ghosts, Spies and Campfire Lies by spn_summergen (Gen) I had a blast reading this story. I loved the character voices and especially loved how all the characters worked together. :) This was a truly fun crossover to read.


Terminator Salvation

The Events at Elgin Avenue by hollycomb (Marcus/Kyle) INSTANT REC!!!! This was HOT, heartbreaking, and I could not stop reading until I reached the end.


Torchwood

The Theory of Two Centres by sam_storyteller (Jack/Ianto) INSTANT REC!!!! I loved the plot, the character voices, the concept. I could not stop reading this story once I started it's one of those long lovely stories that is perfect to read on a rainy day. :)

amalthia: (CareBears Good Luck)
Star Trek

the flash of life by spinalchord (Gen Spock/Uhura) Wow this had me near tears wonderful character story for Gaila.


Shooting the Moon by miss_porcupine (Gen) I liked Kirk's character voice.


Stargate Atlantis

Black Mountainside by whizzy (Sheppard/McKay) INSTANT REC!!!! I LOVED the plot, the character voices, I could not stop reading once I started. This was the perfect sequel to Black Helicopters at Dawn. At this point you should be at the story and reading. I haven't given a story an F5 rating in ages!


Mouthpiece by rheanna27 (Sheppard/McKay) I really liked the concept and the sex was hot.


Born on a Morning by [livejournal.com profile] taste_is_sweet (Sheppard/McKay) I love this verse and this was a good addition. I loved seeing how the other Seven integrated into Atlantis as a human.


Blown Away by whizzy (Sheppard/OMC) This was really hot and John's voice was perfect.


Supernatural

The Importance of Souls by jlupinfic (Castiel/Dean) I liked the concept and character voices and it was kind of sad in a way.


Merlin

So That I Might Be Where You Are by cherrybina (Merlin/Arthur) This was incredibly hot and funny and so very embarrassing for the characters. I loved it.


The Prince's Mare (Horse Ex-Machina). by rotrude (Merlin/Arthur) This was fun.


Services Rendered by rageprufrock (Merlin/Arthur) This was really HOT. :)


Sarah Conner Chronicles

Like Locked Rooms by halcyon_shift (Gen) I loved the character voices, the concept, and I couldn't stop reading once I started.


Torchwood/Merlin

Once and Future by 10leaguesbeyond (Jack/Ianto Merlin/Arthur) This was very interesting. :)

amalthia: (CareBears Good Luck)
Icons

Art For Hell and Fury by angstpuppy I liked these.

(tags: art recs-Icons f3)

Star Trek

Together, Yet by calicokat (Kirk/Spock Gen) I liked this.


on a whim by possibly_thrice I liked the character voices.


Supernatural

Make the Man by trinityofone (Castiel/Dean) I loved Castiel's pov and this was a perfect compliment to episode 4x17. I also really liked the concept and how everything plays out.


When Holy Water's Just Not Enough by moonlettuce (Castiel/Dean) This was wrong on so many levels...naturally I LOVED it. :)


Torchwood

Coda and Requiem by poisontaster (Jack/Ianto) This really worked for me.

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