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Snowflake challenge day 2 is to rec fanworks that you did not create yourself.  

This is always a hard one for me to narrow things down to just a few recs but I love long fic, so I figured I'd go with some of my fave longer stories.. and first one that came to my mind this year was Needs Must by thatotherperv (Suits)

Now you don't actually have to know anything about Suits to enjoy this one, but oh, it is a beautiful Dom/Sub story that just... I never wanted it to end.  So many D/s or BDSM fics focus on the physical aspect of the relationship and it's all kneeling and hand cuffs and spreader bars and there isn't any emotion in them.  This story is ALL about the emotions.  It's about getting into both their heads and it just kills me in the best possible way.  

I've been reading a LOT of Teen Wolf fic lately, and I hate to rec a WIP, but it's currently sitting at ~57k of words so if you read slow maybe it will work?  IDK, but I love, love, love it and I jump whenever i see there is an update.  It's Prince Among Wolves by tylerfucklin

It's a slight AU, Derek and Scott are still werewolves and Stiles is still human, but in a world where the Hale fire never happened and basically the entire show has not happened.  Stiles is hired to be babysitter to Derek's kids and there is so much UST I seriously just want to yell at them both at times.  Great characterization and even though it's kidfic, it's not gratuitous.  

Umm, IDK why I thought of this one, but yeah.  Filling the Niche by Stella_Lost (Hawaii Five-O 2010)

Can there be such a thing as a romantic glory hole fic?  I think this is prolly the closest you will ever find.  

And finally, a tiny fandom rec... Lies to Buy Myself Some Time by k8andrewz (The Unusuals)

Great characterization and spot on dialogue.  Same quirky feel of the tv show. Makes me want to go back and rail at the network all over again for cancelling it.  
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Stupid migraine, why don't you fuck off and leave me alone? I need sleep. And to not be in pain. Arrgh

Ahem, anyways.

Day 10 of the Snowflake Challenge is up and it's about fanwork creators and why we love them.

Share a creator with us. It doesn't have to be your absolutely favorite creator, because I don't know about you, but I have a long list of absolute favorites. Maybe pick someone less well-known, or someone who does something unique in terms of media or pairings or ships or fandoms.

In your own space, talk about a creator. Show us why you think they are amazing. Make a recs list, create a Fanlore page for them, link to their archives or masterlists or websites. It can be a detailed, thoughtful analysis, or a squeeful, joyful post. Or maybe a combination of the two.

This is another hard one because I have so many people that I love and devour everything they write with glee. So I'm going to cheat a little and rec a few in varying fandoms... a little something for everyone :)

To save your flists...

cherrybina )

havenward )

tsukinofaerii )

Ok, I'm going to make myself stop there or I never will... seriously, I have some amazing writers as friends (I'm looking at you [livejournal.com profile] caarirose and [livejournal.com profile] phantisma and I could go on all day about them, but I am already pushing the boundaries of what this day was supposed to be *grin*
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I should be asleep now, instead I am posting my day 6 entry for the Snowflake Challenge. Today's challenge is as follows:

... rec at least 3 fanworks you thought you wouldn't like (because they weren't your fandom or they pushed against your boundaries or you thought you just wouldn't be interested) and that you ended up loving.

This one was harder because I don't have a lot of hard limits where fic is concerned... but taking a look through my Pinboard I think I managed to get a decent cross section of things that fit the bill.

First off, is a pairing that I never would have thought I would like. I love Trek, love Trek fic and I even love the way Spock and McCoy jibe at each other... but I can honestly say I never in a million years would have thought I would like Spock/McCoy. What turned me around was Scarred Beautiful by [livejournal.com profile] notboldly. Everyone is perfectly in character and the slow progression of things is pitch perfect. Summary: McCoy had never put much credence in judging people based on their scars, probably because he had more than a few himself.

This one hits one of my strange self imposed limits. Yes, I am in the SPN fandom, and yes I read Wincest. BUT, I don't like and never read any RPS incest between actual siblings, it squicks the hell out of me. I just can't do it. And this fic is one of the only - if not the only - exception I can remember to that rule. It is another case of loving the author and basically devouring any/everything they write. Sorry Neil... but I love this one. Blue_Soaring's I know there's better brothers but you're the only one that's mine Summary: Glamdom. Adam Lambert/Neil Lambert. NC-17. ~6300 words. Incest. Pre-idol. Neil would like to think he's had a remarkably dick-free life when it comes to Adam.

And then there is the most WTF fic I ever loved *laugh* But see, I love [livejournal.com profile] cherrybina and I trust her not to steer me wrong fannishly, so when she recced [livejournal.com profile] formerdinosaur's The Scenic Route and flailed about it, I had to give it a try. Even though it was South Park fic. Yes, that South Park. BUT don't think I have lost it... it's the South Park boys all grown up and heading off to college. It's an epic story (clocking in at around 100k) about coming of age and road trips with friends and trying to figure out who you are and what you want and best friends and fuck it's just gorgeous. Seriously, if you ignore everything else I have recced, give this one a try. Summary: Summary: The boys embark on a six day road trip to California before separating for college. Cartman is a pain in the ass, Kenny has no future, Butters is in crisis, and Kyle doesn't know how he'll say goodbye to Stan.
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Ok, totally not related to the challenge, but I think I am changing my default user icon. It feels like it is time and I like this one more than the other now. So.. yeah, yay me.

Day 2 of the Snowflake Challenge is to rec fanworks that you didn't create.

Now as soon as I read the challenge for today, I knew a few things I was going to rec immediately.

First, Cari's The Blessing in the Moon. It's... fuck, it is probably one of my top 5 fics of all times. It's Alice in Chains, but it's also an amazing world where werewolves and pixies exist. Where people are fucked up and make bad choices and fall in love even when that is the last thing they ever expect. It's not post-apoc but it's dark and real and written so well you will cry.

Next is an amazing Inception collage/pic-spam by [livejournal.com profile] fallingstars that I stumbled across back when I was first getting into Inception. It is simply gorgeous and I want to print up poster sized panels and decorate a room of my house with them. It is something I go to when I need inspiration, and something I aspire to when I feel like I am crap at my graphics. ❝I'm thinking: my plant, his chair, the ashtray that we bought together.❞

This one is definately a small fandom, but oh... this story just owns my heart. I *love* the movie The Philadelphia Story. LOVE IT. It is my number one go to movie when the world is too much and I think I watch it at least once a month even when I'm not going off the rails. And every year that I have participated in Yuletide, this is my first request. So when I got Caviar Sandwiches and Beer from [livejournal.com profile] jlh I was blown away. It's epistolary fic, and it's Dex and Liz and Mike and Tracy set against the backdrop of war. It's friends keeping each other connected and their voices are perfect and I just want to curl up in this story forever.

Hmmm, not a small fandom, but not the usual pairing at all... [livejournal.com profile] _beetle_'s Sulu/McCoy story The Human Mating Dance (In ten easy steps). The summary reads "Sometimes, Sulu's a guard dog and sometimes McCoy is extra pissed off", but the story is so much more than that. It's actually ten ficlets and there is wooing with unusual plants and swordfights and McCoy being so incredibly oblivous. It's charming and funny and heartbreaking and just fantastic.

Ok, last one is Tomorrow Belongs to Me by [livejournal.com profile] valtyr written for the Cap-Ironman Big Bang. The summary is Steve wakes up in the 21st Century. He doesn't think much of it, and it's dubious about him. He meets a Norse God, joins a superhero team, and feels terribly awkward about the whole momument at Arlington he's rendered obsolete by not being dead. Meanwhile, Tony is trying to make his mark on history by being the man who finally drove Nick Fury over the edge. And everyone is fairly close to their characters in the Marvel movies. Thor made me laugh out loud so many times, and Steve and Tony are just perfect.

Ok, ok, so I fail at this, lol. I was going to close out my Pinboard page after I posted this and realized I had left off a few pieces that I couldn't not rec. *grin*

So have a few more quirky bits :)

Twitter Enterprise... It's basically a day in the life of the Enterprise crew told entirely through Twitter. The link takes you to the bottom of the story... that isn't wrong, you read it up just like you do your Twitter feed. HILARIOUS. Seriously, if you like Trek at all, give it a shot, you will love it.

The Last Post which is a lovely creepy bit of meta fic. It's... well I can't write too much without giving it away, but it's seriously awesome.

And lastly (for reals this time) Address is approximate Story: A lonely desk toy longs for escape from the dark confines of the office, so he takes a cross country road trip to the Pacific Coast in the only way he can – using a toy car and Google Maps Street View.

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