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Recs, Part 1

Do you find that you just can't read everything? I even tried to go about tackling the archive in a logical fashion, but all the shiny recs distracted me...

Here's my list of recs in mostly TV fandoms from sort of the first part of the alphabet (though not exhaustive at all!):

Batman Beyond

Scars Revisited (7366 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Batman Beyond, DCU, DCU Animated, Batman: The Animated Series
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Terry McGinnis, Maxine Gibson, Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson, Barbara Gordon, Ace (the Bathound)
Summary:

Things change. Except when they don't.



**I really felt propelled into the world of the show with this story! Action-packed, yet it also tugged at my heart-strings by the conclusion.

Better Off Ted

Cornering the Market (863 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Better Off Ted
Rating: Not Rated
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Lem/Phil
Characters: Lem, Phil, Ted, Veronica
Summary:

Gen or preslash Lem/Phil with wacky adventures in science. Uapologetic crack.



**The banter between Lem and Phil here is almost enough to make me believe the show had come back.

Blackadder

God Save The King (And Other Animals) (3498 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Blackadder
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Blackadder - Character, Baldrick (Blackadder), Bob (Blackadder), Anthony Cecil Hogmanay Melchett, George Colthurst St. Barleigh
Summary:

When Private Baldrick bursts in with incredible news, Blackadder is skeptical. This is, in large part, because Private Baldrick is always wrong.



**Black Adder Goes Forth is my favorite of the series - this captures the zany, sarcastic wit perfectly!

Being Human

Parents' Evening (1031 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Being Human
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: George Sands, Nina Pickering, John Mitchell, Annie Sawyer
Summary:

She has her doubts about some of these parents, really.



**I can't imagine what I would think as a teacher in this situation. :D

Castle

Once Bitten (9981 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Castle
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Richard Castle, Kate Beckett, Javier Esposito, Kevin Ryan, Alexis Castle, Lanie Parish
Summary:

Richard Castle likes to believe that there are monsters and aliens out there, waiting to cause chaos. Trouble is that this time, he's right.



**If you like geeky Castle, Castle/Beckett zing, team dynamics and amazing spot-on dialogue, you'll adore this one as much as I did!

Chuck

Shades of Grey (2434 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Chuck - Fandom
Rating: Not Rated
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Daniel Shaw
Summary:

He paid his dues in loyalty and got nothing but blood back. What happens when the loyal are lied to and the best are betrayed?



**An introspective look at Daniel Shaw from Season 3. He was so much better as a bad guy than a good guy. :D

Community

Critical Approaches to Film Noir (6461 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Community
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Troy Barnes/Abed Nadir
Characters: Abed Nadir, Annie Edison, Troy Barnes, Jeff Winger, Pierce Hawthorne, Shirley Bennett, Britta Perry, Ian Duncan, Alex "Starburns" Osborne
Summary:

"We should have known there was a grift on right from the start." Community goes noir.



**Beautifully done - I could imagine the whole thing in black-and-white.

Here I Come to Save the Day! (5279 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Community
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: abed nadir/troy barnes
Characters: Abed Nadir, Troy Barnes
Summary:

In which the Chuck Wagon Gang vows revenge, and Abed swoops in to save the day.



**My gift, and so awesome! I particularly love Community stories that let the minor characters shine - and haven't you always wanted to see Starburns, Leonard and Garrett run amok at Greendale? :)

On a Steel Horse I Ride (7134 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Community
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Troy Barnes/Annie Edison/Abed Nadir
Characters: Troy Barnes, Annie Edison, Abed Nadir, Jeff Winger, Shirley Bennett, Pierce Hawthorne, Britta Perry
Summary:

"Road trip," Abed says, nodding approvingly. "One car. Seven people. A country's worth of dramatic situations ripe for both comedy and tragedy."



**Troy/Annie/Abed and a road trip to Cape Canaveral. Touching and funny, just like the best episodes of the show.

History of Film (2420 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Community
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Summary:

"I hate it when we do genres. Next time, I at least want some kind of warning."



**You like the meta-parody episodes like Modern Warfare and Epidemiology? Even if you don't, this fic both sends that up and embraces it.

History of the Future (1039 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Community
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Troy Barnes/Annie Edison
Characters: Troy Barnes, Annie Edison
Summary:

It's 2014 and it's time for a school reunion. Or, it would be, if anybody was coming.



**Troy and Annie hold such a place in my heart, and this fic was like a little hug.

This Is Not The End (899 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Community
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Troy Barnes, Annie Edison
Summary:

Lived unbruised, we are friends / I'm sorry, I'm sorry.



**Troy as a preschool teacher! Do I need say more?

Stealth is Our Middle Name (658 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Community
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Abed Nadir, Troy Barnes, Annie Edison
Summary:

Abed and Troy let Annie in on a secret.



**Troy and Abed and Annie being playful and awesome. I want more of this on the show, but for now, this fic bridges the gap for me. :)

The Guild

Kindle Fire With Snow (5880 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: The Guild
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Codex/Fawkes
Characters: Codex, Fawkes, Bladezz, Clara
Summary:

For someone who has experience playing with fire, Codex sure gets burned an awful lot. When her professional and gaming lives awkwardly intersect, why does Fawkes have to be right there?



**Since this is one of the ones that reveals I beta'd it, I feel free to recommend. More people need to go check it out - it's funny and awkward and perfect.

Hippos Go Berserk

Hippo Party A to Z (356 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Hippos Go Berserk! - Sandra Boynton
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Hippos
Summary:

A Lonely hippo picks up the phone
So that she won't be alone...



**So cute and multimedia! One of the things I love about AO3 is the ability to do this sort of stuff. :)

How I Met Your Mother

somewhere a clock is ticking (1464 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: How I Met Your Mother
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Barney/Robin
Characters: Barney Stinson, Robin Scherbatsky
Summary:

Everyone has their breaking point. Some just hold out a little longer than others.



**I thought I was over this show, but apparently a great future fic is all it takes to pull me back in to my BroTP. ♥

The End of Fear is Where We Begin (2632 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: How I Met Your Mother
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Robin Scherbatsky/Barney Stinson
Characters: Robin Scherbatsky, Barney Stinson
Summary:

What happens next with Barney and Robin.



**Another Barney/Robin that threw me a lifeline!

The Middleman

Five Times Wendy Flew Solo (2902 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: The Middleman (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Wendy Watson
Summary:

The Middleman looks around at the various assailants, then back at Wendy. "You...want more solo missions?"



**Wendy being awesome - great characterization from the rest of the cast, too. ♥

No Ordinary Family

See How They Rise Up (1438 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: No Ordinary Family
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: Major Character Death
Characters: JJ Powell, Daphne Powell
Summary:

JJ Powell is sixty-one years old today.

And there is nothing left of him. Except his power.



**The timeline of this fic jumps back and forth, from triumph, to pain, to quiet moments of strength. J.J. Powell's not-ordinary life in flashes.

Greater than X & Less than Y (1975 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: No Ordinary Family
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: J.J. Powell/Katie Andrews
Characters: J.J. Powell, Katie Andrews
Summary:

Some things can't be calculated or graphed. This is one of them.



**The show wants us to ship them, right? Right? This fic makes me feel better about that. ;)

And if you've posted recs that are not linked on the yuletide comm, please comment! I'm trying my best to get to all the lists I find. ♥

Comments

( 12 comments — Leave a comment )
fujiidom
Dec. 28th, 2010 11:04 pm (UTC)
htbthomas
Dec. 28th, 2010 11:21 pm (UTC)
*squishes*
babettew54
Dec. 28th, 2010 11:28 pm (UTC)
Oh, thanks for these!! Between fics at the moment, need to read..! :D

Edited at 2010-12-28 11:28 pm (UTC)
htbthomas
Dec. 28th, 2010 11:30 pm (UTC)
Yay! These are all ones I loved and needed to share. :) There are too many awesome ones this year!
weasleytook
Dec. 29th, 2010 12:32 am (UTC)
I second Maura's ♥

:D
htbthomas
Dec. 29th, 2010 12:37 am (UTC)
And I *hugs* you back! :D
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htbthomas
Dec. 29th, 2010 01:06 am (UTC)
I finally gave up today and saved ALL THE STORIES to Instapaper. I'll read more tomorrow. :D
cyranothe2nd
Dec. 29th, 2010 05:08 am (UTC)
Oh yay! I need some stuff the read this week and the HIMYM and Community fics are <3
htbthomas
Dec. 29th, 2010 04:27 pm (UTC)
They are! - make sure to look at the other ones in the fandom, too! There were many more that I didn't list. :)
fairfax_verde
Dec. 29th, 2010 02:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the recs! I can't wait to dig into all of them. I have Monday off work and I plan to spend a significant portion of it in bed with my netbook, catching up on yuletide <3
htbthomas
Dec. 29th, 2010 04:49 pm (UTC)
:D You'll be there all day, then! ♥
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