I already made a few Pushing Daisies recs, but I start with a few more...
Strong, Silent Types And Their Interviewing Technique
**Olive is just a force of nature, and this story (which needs love) really shows it.
**The overall joke in this one is worth the wait! And it had a funny yet also sweet ending.
Then the rest:
A Storybook Story (The Princess Bride)
**This fic gives the movie just a little bit more. I love it when people lampshade conventions or subvert them.
Gus Goes For the Gold Star (Psych)
**I was practically choking, I was laughing at this one so hard! So meta and yet so in character... One of my faves this year! Warning: slightly slashy at the end
**I really never thought seriously about Carlton/Juliet, but this really sells it! I love how the story is in Carlton's POV, and we can see him slowly melt into his attraction to her.
There Are No Secrets From Nabiki Tendo (Ranma 1/2)
**Nabiki was always one of my favorite Ranma 1/2 characters, and she's fantastic in this.
His Sad, Sorry Story (Scrubs)
**Classic! A story of Cox and his rival, and some great Cox/Jordan banter, too.
And now I'm ending the day at #4, though I expect to lose that spot by tomorrow morning... and ancarett is starting to creep close behind! *is not competitive at all* :D
Oh, and funny story: my mom is here to visit, and she's been reading through the archive herself, enjoying it a lot... except the poor thing accidentally stumbled onto her first NC-17 slash story. (She didn't understand what the rating and summary implied before reading). She's both laughing and shocked at the same time. "I'm never going to be able to watch that show again in the same way..." she giggled nervously. :D