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My policy on how I do my recs (including for things like warnings and spoilers) can be found at [my policy post about my recs], for those interested.

I won the services of two podficcers, lunchy_munchy and [personal profile] via_ostiense, during the first round of the help_japan auction. And once the podfics started arriving in my inbox, I though, 'Oh, hey, wouldn't it be cool if I wrote up recs for these as they came in and as I listened to them?' The answer to that is, 'Obviously, yes!' But that raises the question: 'Did I do that?', to which the answer is obviously 'hahhahahaa, you must be new here if you think there was a snowball's chance of me following through on that.' But I'm going to count it as a partial victory, because there are still stories to be podficced, so I'm at least a little bit on top of things. Ish. Sorta? Eh, close enough!

As I starting thinking on this rec set, I noticed that there were other fanworks which just kept creeping in round the edges. And in fine Fishly fashion, I decided to roll with that. So what we have here is each podfic recorded for me paired with another fanwork(s) in some manner which I swear makes sense to me! :D I've used horizontal rules to separate each set visually because I like imposing order.

'Dear Kunsel' and 3 other setsCollapse )

'Flatmate Wanted' and 3 other setsCollapse )

'The Care and Feeding of Tiny Humans (and slightly larger Time Lords)' and 1 other setCollapse )

'World Domination Is Harder Than It Looks' and 1 other setCollapse )

'Redemption Song' and 'You're Gonna Make it After All' as well as 3 other setsCollapse )

As usual, if I've got inaccuracies, broken links, or missing info (especially podfics, DVD commentaries, and sequels/prequels), please let me know.
Current Location: my mp3 player! :D
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: the aformentioned podfics
It's hockey season on my TV, what with the Stanley Cup playoffs of the amusingly-named NHL, and so I thought a hockey-themed rec set would be appropriate. I wrote most of these recs whilst somewhat loopy from being ill. So, um, yeah, these aren't always so much with the coherency? But eh, who cares! Let's consider this entry more of a 'hockey stories which make me happy' list and call it time to move onto the recs, yeah? :)

Hockey hockey hockey hockey hockey hockey. Six fanfics. Which is only a few letters different than six fanatics, which rather well describes any six hockey fans of my acquaintance :p ...Collapse )

Do you have any fanworks which are your go-to for when there isn't enough hockey on TV? Any links to especially awesome clips of hockey? *grabby hands*

and do I have any missing/incorrect info in these recs? I hope not! But let me know and I'll fix it!
Current Location: Fishlandia Ice Arena
Current Mood: awake
For my policy on things such as spoilers, warning, and ratings, please see [my policy post].

If you'd like to see this rec set with all cuts intact (nicely hiding everything), clicky clicky: [This rec set with cuts intact].

I am immensely, totally, completely, terribly, horribly, and utterly sorry that this has taken so long in coming. I can only offer my apologies and hope that the existence of a rec set does something to make up for it.

And actually, it isn't even a full rec set *facepalm* It's the first half of one though! That has to count for something, as does the fact that it's so bleeding long that it's in two LJ posts, right? (To be honest, I'm not sure if that's a positive or a negative at this point...) The rest of the rec set will be up at some indeterminate time in the future and will be linked here when it exists.

So at long last, I present you with:

Part I*.a** of II: Harry Potter fic recs since HBP(ish)

*because otherwise it would have taken even longer and been even longer
**OMFG, what the fuck, I had to split this up into two posts to fit in LJ's character limits, I'm pretty sure this means I fail at something. Probably knowing when to shut up? *facepalm of ridiculousness*

The prompt for this rec set went something like:
(begin prompt)
Harry Potter fandom; about Harry Potter's generation; very strong preference for fanfic rather than other forms of fanwork; really good writing; written since the publication of HBP, or only just a bit before [for WIPs, the completion date was used ~Fish].
threesomes; UST and the resolution thereof; teamwork and friendships; both low-key and angst (in their separate ways); medium and long stories preferred but the elegance of a character glimpse or a sharp what-if also appreciated; gen is fine; all gender permutations of romance and sex are fine.
spoilers for the story being recced; 7th year fics.
Do not includes:
incest, chan, bestiality.
(end prompt)

The British dates of publication of the HP booksCollapse )

*drumroll* And now onto the recs proper! *drumroll*

Harry Potter. Fic. And more! oooooh!Collapse )

This rec set is continued on in the next post: [constellations of fanworks (or 'An orgy of storytelling'. Which is different than 'storytelling of orgies', FYI.)]

As always, if anyone spots any inaccuracies/dead links/missing info/additional transformative works, please let me know.
Current Mood: awake
For my policy on things such as spoilers, warning, and ratings, please see [my policy post].

If you'd like to see this rec set with all cuts intact (nicely hiding everything), clicky clicky: [This post with cuts intact].

I've had to split this rec set into two LJ posts due to size, but it's also kind of convenient from a thematic point of view. [The first part of this rec set] is in my regular format for recs, but I've done something a bit different with this part. (And I know the requester mostly cares about fic, but I really couldn't write these up any other way, sorry).

There were two constellations of fanworks which I wanted to include on this list which were troublesome to my normal format for the happy-making reason of having too many associated fan works to be able to apply my usual header template unaltered. What I have here are two fics (both fanfic of the Harry Potter series) which each spawned a number of works in a variety of media.

I really really love cases like this-- where we see fen springboarding off of another fan's work. I think the dynamic in these cases is subtly different than that between canon and fanwork-- possibly because of the complete loop which feedback goes producing different sorts of things or possibly it just has to do with the differences in perceived playing field between the two cases and then with that being something that shows up in the work which they create, or possibly it has more to do with how I perceive it, but regardless, it's awesome). Irregardless of the exact reason why, I do love it, and hopefully you do/will too.

The way I've formatted this is to divide this post up into three sections, the first being this blathery section and the second two being the fanwork constellations associated with each fic. In those two sections, I first rec the initiating fic and then the entire constellation. As always, but especially with these works, please do mention any related works which I've unintentionally overlooked!

'Let's Pretend the War Is Over', two arts, one podfic, and a Fish who natters on.Collapse )

'Lamp in the Cooling Room', plus three art and one fic. And lots of Fishy ramblesCollapse )

As always, if anyone spots any inaccuracies/dead links/missing info/additional transformative works, please let me know.
Hallo all! I'm sorry that this is not nearly as exciting as any of the rec sets which are in progress (and are totally going to be awesome, sez me, just as soon as they are finished, drat), but since I do seem to be doing things slowly, and since I've just realised that my private bookmarks are not visible to people not me... *facepalm*

I do try to keep my past rec posts updated with additional related works as they are produced and as I come aware of them (so, things like podfic versions, remixes, commentary, blah blah blaaaaaaah), but I don't always update the entry quickly, plus lately I've only been privately bookmarking things and not updating the posts. This, of course, is not at all useful to anyone who'd like to follow those nonexistent links :( And since I assume that a peruser of my recs would prefer to have a link now even if it isn't very snazzy rather than to wait until I have time to do all the coding to prettify things, here's a small policy change:

I've gone through my 'update recs list with this' bookmarks and dropped all the links into comments to the corresponding original recs post. I'll continue to do this whenever I run across a link if don't have the time/brainpower/whatever to actually insert the link properly into the post. As I have the brainpower/etc, I'll add the links from my comments to the posts (and unless someone has responded to my comment, I'll delete my comment, just for neatness's sake). Unlike with links in the post proper, it is quite possible that the works linked in my comments might not be in the tags.

Okay, perfectly clear like mud? Good! *goes back to poking a rec list with a stick*

[here's an example post that has an updating comment, if you'd like to see what I mean]
Current Mood: administrative
Current Music: the skritch, skritch of writingwritingwriting recs
For my policy on things such as spoilers, warning, and ratings, please see [my policy post].

Once upon a time, a long time ago, vibrantharmony bought my rec set services for help_haiti. I was given the following prompt:
begin quote Could I get a multifandom rec list? I'm into Merlin, Psych, and SGA (and Smallville and Doctor Who, from your minor list), so any combination from those fandoms would be awesome. As for a prompt, I love funny fics, not crackfic necessarily but more just amusing things or unusual situations. end quote

And here, only an age later, is that rec set. I have at least a few recs in all of the listed fandoms and I threw in some crossovers for good measure. This is mostly fic with the occasional podfic. I am very very sorry that this has taken this long to be finished! I hope you find some new friends in this batch! Thank you for your donation!

ETA: [View this entry with the cuts intact (ie: hiding things)]

Doctor Who, which also includes Torchwood and Captain Jack Harkness**: 3 fics, 1 podfic
**I treat him as his own fandom because, well, it seemed to make sense at the time :)

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Merlin (BBC): 3 fics

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Psych: 4 fics

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SGA: 2 fics, 1 podfic, 2 illustrated fics

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Smallville: 4 fics (including 1 associated podfic), 1 fic with occasional illustrations

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Crossovers solely among the given fandoms: 4 fics

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Crossovers which include other fandoms: 4 fics.
The other fandoms: Fandom RPF, Discworld, NCIS

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Podfics: [Highly Classified And Very Hush Hush (mp3)] (14.1 MB, 11:44) // [Strictly on a Need to Know Basis (mp3)] (11.5 MB, 9:36), read by reena_jenkins (added 4 May 2011)

Author Recs

Three authors. I wanted to rec many more things by these authors than I possibly could, so I'll call them out specifically.Collapse )

As always, if anyone spots any inaccuracies/dead links/missing info/additional transformative works (e.g., podfics, commentaries), please let me know.
22 May 2010 @ 10:05 pm
Because all the cool kids are doing it...

If for some reason you'd like to contact the mods of this comm*, you can leave a comment here (anon comments are on and IP logging is off) which will be automatically screened. Because replying to a screened comment automatically unscreens it, if you'd like a response to your comment, please leave some way to contact you. You can also reach the mods via the email address given in the profile or via PM.

*currently this is me (fish-echo) and I don't have any plans to change that. But since it is possible that this could change in the future (e.g., if I have a planned hiatus from fandom I'll ask someone else to mod the comm in order to ensure that there is someone actively in charge of it.), I've decided to phrase it this way.
Current Mood: methodical
26 March 2010 @ 01:55 am
For my policy on things such as spoilers, warning, and ratings, please see [my policy post].

This is a post of odds and ends of recs which had been laying about my journal.

Reposting of OTW bribery recs
details!Collapse )

Haven't you always wanted to read a Star Wars/Icelandic Saga fusion?
details!Collapse )

Finally reposted the last of my old recs (NB: these aren't included in the tags for this post)
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As per usual, if I've got inaccuracies, broken links, or missing info (especially podfics, DVD commentaries, and sequels/prequels), please do let me know.
Current Mood: tidying up
10 March 2010 @ 04:40 am
I have my rec prompt from the help_haiti auction and I'm having fun assembling that. But in the meantime, the OTW is running a fundraiser this week and for the next fortnight [I'm bribing folks with recs to make donations (details at my LJ)]. I will repost those recs here after the end of the fortnight.
25 February 2010 @ 03:15 am
*blows dust off comm* Er, it's been a while, hasn't it? I've got a few different rec list ideas burbling in the back of my brain so hopefully I'll be able to start working on one of those in earnest just as soon as I'm done with the fic I'm (frantically) writing up for the [community profile] you_know_thats_right fest (due date: this weekend! eeep!).

Or if you don't trust the depths of my subconscious to come up with themed recs (I wonder if I still have the 'pudding' rec list, or did it get combined with the 'pie/cake' list into a 'delicious nommy foodstuffs' list?), you can make me do what you wish! I'm offering another rec set up at con_or_bust. The auction closes Saturday, March 13, 11:59 p.m. Eastern. [Another rec set offer by Fish!]
There is now a Dreamwidth feed of this comm which can be found at [fish-recs-feed], courtesy of [personal profile] starlady.

I have become less and less comfortable on LJ lately, so I am planning on moving the comm over to Dreamwidth at some point. When that happens, I will still have some way of notifying LJ users of those posts (I need to look into what the different options are). This is all still in the early planning stages and I'll keep you updated. Your thoughts, as always, are welcomed.
Here's my entry in the 2010 Podfic Critical Feedback Exchange! Feel free to skip my long blather and just listen or read the fic :)

Podfic: [Method Acting (mp3)] and [Method Acting audiobook (m4b)]
Read and written by: malnpudl
Etc: NCIS, Tony DiNozzo/Leroy Jethro Gibbs, NC-17, 22:37, mp3: 7.7 MB, m4b: 10.7 MB, ~3900 words
Contains: [skip] Dubious consent and forced voyeurism of the the bad guys make them have sex to prove their cover sort.
Author Summary: Porny "fuck or die" undercover-in-a-gay-nightclub cliché!fic, with only the vaguest semblance of plot.
My Notes (story): The story does what it says on the tin. I actually would really love follow-up story(ies), both for the case and the relationship, which IMO says that there must have been some plot along with the porn here :)

[ link to Fish Echo's critique of 'Method Acting' on Dreamwidth]

[ link to Fish Echo's critique of 'Method Acting' on LiveJournal]

And if you have feedback on how I do my feedback, I am interested in that too! Or maybe you also have thoughts on this podfic which you'd like to share? :)

Posted to [personal profile] fish_echo and fish_echo.
Linked at fish_recs, [community profile] podficmeta, [community profile] amplificathon and amplificathon. Sorry if you get this multiple times!
There was an earthquake and it wasn't pretty. And so, fen, doing what fen so often do, decided that a fanworks auction (help_haiti) was the thing to do. I can only do so much to help with my own pocket book, so I'm hoping to encourage someone else to donate as well.

[My link at the help-haiti comm]

I'm offering up a rec set to prompter's specifications! Anything you want, I will answer to the best of my ability! This is a great way to, for example, ask me for zombie fics *shudders*. Or really, anything else you think I wouldn't normally do. Or! You can ask for something that I might already do but this way you will ensure that I do that rec list next! I imagine the bidding for me is going to be less than fierce, so why not donate something small and watch me dance to your bidding. *Dance, puppet, dance!* :)

And you might be saying, but Fish, you are busy? To which I reply: Yes, yes I am. That's why I specifically state that it will take however long it takes.

My thoughts on fan auctions such as these and why they don't bother me (NB, this gets a bit rambling but I think I used up my coherence on the rest of this post so I daren't chance editing it. Oh well, should be amusing?)Collapse )

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For my policy on things such as spoilers, warning, and ratings, please see [my policy post].

At long last, here is my Shawn/Gus rec post! Sorry it took so long, on top of everything else, my bookmarks were even more nonexistent that normal, so it took some time to track things down. I'm also sure I missed some, being as how I am a forgetful Fish. But at the end of my nine fic recs there's a link to a nice meta which itself contains recs, so you have hope for even more fic. :)

I can't remember what's next on my to do list for reccing, I think it might be "Wincest I read despite being bothered by incest". Which, honestly, is a lot more fic than I had expected (I've already mentally broken it down into two sets) (what does this mean, boys and girls? It means I suck at abiding by my own boundaries when I hear the call of an interesting story. It also means I'm learning to use the back button.). But that one may or may not get interrupted by a Yuletide rec set. So I guess stay tuned for your standard upcoming random rec set?

9 stories and 1 meta/reclist. Psych, Shawn/GusCollapse )
Current Location: on the cusp of the new year
Current Mood: accomplished
For my policy on things such as spoilers, warning, and ratings, please see [my policy post].

You may have noticed that this isn't Psych fic. That's because I'm, well, flaky and also still recovering from the pre-holiday-time rush. I'm still hoping to have it finished before I start my next Psych fic (that'd be by mid-Jan), but we'll see. But in celebration of the fact that my brain is currently half-functional I decided to give you a rec list composed of things that I don't normally rec. Whee? This is perhaps a bit more scattered than one of my normal sets, but then again, my recs are normally fairly scattered, so maybe it's just average :)

Not Fanfic Things
Pro-fic things that you might like!Collapse )

Canon things
two episodes which satisfy my fannish heart, plus reviews thereof. AND! The ever-important question of 'what episodes satisfy your fannish heart'?Collapse )

This is one new thing and two old things which I have previously recced on my journal but haven't put here (as I haven't decided what my policy is on reccing meta here, especially stuff that properly speaking isn't fannish meta so much as cultural meta, which all of these are).

three links to cultural metaCollapse )

Fannish things
podbang (long podfics), an SPN-crossover comment-fic meme, and a Psych fic festCollapse )

Completely unrelatedly, I have a [DreamWidth] invite. Would anyone like it?

ETA (29 Dec 2009): Two things to add:
One more episode rec and one fannish metaCollapse )
06 December 2009 @ 08:52 am
Are you in the middle of December stress? Do you need fanworks which remind you that the world is indeed an awesome place? Did you think that the next rec set I posted was going to be Shawn/Gus from Psych? Are you surprised that evidently I had remembered a bunch of Psych stories as S/G when in fact they were gen? Are you going to be at all suprised that this isn't a Psych rec set?

Anyway, onto the recs!

As always, these are in no particular order. 2 WIPs (now both finished): SPN (gen, Hockey AU), Star Trek Reboot (Spock/Kirk, detective AU), 1 vid (Mythbusters, Adam/Jamie), 1 completed fic and art and podfic (SPN, Sam/Castiel). ETA: updated entries in the 'Five for Fighting' story 18 May 2011Collapse )

18 May 2011: updated and elaborated the 'Five for Fighting' entry
Current Location: Fishlandia
Current Mood: busy
Current Music: 'James Bondage' vid by thingswithwings
My policy on how I do my recs (including for things like warnings and spoilers) can be found at [my post about my recs], for those interested.

As promised, this set is Star Trek Reboot fic! (Um, and two TOS fics. I can't ever seem to follow my own rules, can I?) This isn't a masterlist of recs for this fandom because that would be even longer than this set is and this set is already half again as long as I had intended. Next up is Shawn/Gus (Psych)!

16 Star Trek Reboot fics and 1 ST:R/Supernatural ficCollapse )

1 Star Trek: TOS fic rec, 1 ST:TOS/SGA fic recCollapse )
For my policy on things such as spoilers, warning, and ratings, please see [my policy post].

A rash of new shows have shown up on my flist and Yuletide has begun. So how about some recs for small fandoms? And some for fandoms which aren't small but that I don't read much in. I had intended to put links to canon for the rarer ones, and to sort the recs somewhat (like keeping the fairy tale fandoms together), but this is kind of an insanely long set as is, so I decided to go see what desert was in the kitchen instead. ETA: If you saw the version before I ran spell-check, can you just pretend that you didn't see it?

20 fics, 1 pic-spam, a few podfics. Fandoms are many and variedCollapse )
Current Location: eating desert
For my policy on things such as spoilers, warning, and ratings, please [see my policy post].

Reposting my recs from spngenlove week 14.

Theme: Free For All
[First day of posting] and [the tag].

This month the theme at the comm is H/C with focus on various characters. Which isn't quite my cuppa. So I think I'm going to be focusing on reccing other fandoms this month. Current in-progress rec list: rare fandoms! After that, either Star Trek Reboot (which everyone and their uncle has already recced), or Psych (with an emphasis on Shawn/Gus), or Sentient!Atlantis (because I've missed SGA fic!), Wincest-I-can-read (okay, it's SPN but it's not gen), or Harry Potter, or something else that strikes my fancy. Feel free to tell me which you'd prefer :)

9 fics (incl. 1 podfic), 3 crossovers with: Star Trek Reboot, Psych, Doctor WhoCollapse )
08 November 2009 @ 04:22 am
For my policy on things such as spoilers, warning, and ratings, please [see my policy post].

I offered recs to pixiequeen10thk because she's just come into SPN fandom and I've been here a while. She asked for long, plotty stories (with the occasional sex scene), happy endings are awesome (but crying on the way is permissible), prefers Dean/Castiel and is squicked by incest.

This rec list actually gave me a bit of trouble as I had less overlap between her preferences and fics I read/liked than I had expected. Part of that is I think of angels as sexless beings and thus haven't read very much Dean/Castiel (and what I do like within that pairing isn't likely to be a favourite of a D/C shipper) but another part is certainly that I seem to collect a high percentage of crack/humour in this fandom compared to fandom standard. Anyway, I hope you enjoy at least some of what I have here!

a dozen-ish fics, 1 podfic, 1 art, 3 crossovers (SGA, Criminal Minds, Blade Runner).Collapse )