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This post includes all recs in date order. Most Recent up the top. Each set of recs ordered by fandom and by genre (slash/gen etc). At the bottom are my top one (or sometimes two) fic(s) in every fandom I have ever read in.

EDIT: All I seem to do is rec these days, but OTOH I'm really not keeping this post up. I'll leave it here; basically it has old SPN recs up to May 2009 and my BEST FIC in each fandom I've ever read at the bottom, but for things post May 2009 you'll need to use tags.

In an effort to be helpful, therefore, here are the tag links to all recs, and things I rec regularly:

All Recs
Merlin Recs
Inception Recs
H50 Recs
SPN Recs

SPN Recs to May 2009 )
My top one fic ever in each of the fandoms I've ever read )
jasmasson: (merlin)
Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas to those who celebrate, and a wonderful 2013 to all.

Ah, Yuletide. Genuinely one of my favourite things about Christmas, and one of the few times in fandom my timezone works for me, because I get to have some sneaky reading as soon as I wake up before the family festivities begin.

I had two (2!!) lovely Yuletide stories this year, both Pointless RPF. Oh my God, if you've never seen Pointless find it and watch it. It's a BBC tea-time quiz show hosted by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman.

They are so delightful; clearly very, very intelligent, witty, funny, occassionally silly and definitely incredibly fond of each other. <3

Check out my delightful gifts:


which I adore.

And, so, Merlin, now I've had a chance to think about it...spoilers ahoy )


Dec. 24th, 2012 10:57 pm
jasmasson: (merlin)
Unfortunately, someone won't get the Yuletide treat I was hoping to finish now, as I need to rewatch Merlin a million times instead, because I just can't process it at all.
jasmasson: (Default)
1) Good news - I'm still in [livejournal.com profile] mini_wrimo. I think this is maybe the 4th year I've done it and this is the furthest I've ever got, so \o/

Sadly, I'm probably averaging about 102 words per day, and I've started four different things, but still. Words! Every day! \o/ \o/ \o/

2) Those four things are all in the same fandom and all for [livejournal.com profile] yuletide. Three actually seem mutually exclusive as I'm groping for the same point just in three different ways, so I need to commit to one!

3) I'm mostly on tumblr now, as jasmasson (I know, I'm a master of disguise). If you're on tumblr follow me and I'll follow back. It's no LJ in its heyday, but it's a lot of fun.

I reblog anything that catches my eye and enjoy following multifannish blogs (that's how you find good things on the interwebs!)

4) Fannishly, I'm re-reading a lot of old Due South fics. Dammit, I loved Fraser/RayK and I loved Fraser&RayV, and hot damn there were some great authors in dS.

Also Hockey RPF and Olympic RPF. I have an extremely embarrassing crush on Patrick Kane. I don't know. I can only assume he has somehow stockholmed me into it the way he has apparently also stockholmed Jonathan Toews.

5) I'm enjoying Merlin, although I'm kind of at that stage you get to when you're reading good fic that's getting a little tired in the later stages and I'm just counting the moments until I know... how does it end how does it end how does it end?
jasmasson: (merlin)
Why do all my TV shows hate me?

Supernatural is still the wound that will never be healed, dammit *dramatic sigh*, and now Merlin:

http://ontd-merlin.livejournal.com/409858.html (spoilers)
jasmasson: (yuletide)
1) Failed [livejournal.com profile] mini_nanowrimo yesterday. ):

On the plus side, it was because I was at a spa, which was very relaxing.

2) [livejournal.com profile] yuletide nominations are active! \o/

3) [livejournal.com profile] insmallpackages has also started

I <3 fandom Christmas!

4) I am enjoying the crap out of Merlin this season. Arthur is reaching new heights of deliciousness. The only thing was small nearly non-existant spoiler ), but generally I am LOVING this season. M/A 4 eva.
jasmasson: (merlin)
1) Started my month on the [livejournal.com profile] crack_van as Merlin reccer, and gave this as my first:

Title: Bring the Sun Back
Fandom: MERLIN
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur
Length: 25,000 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] pushdragon
Author Website: Master Post
Why this must be read: The summary tells you most of what you need to know: Fanfic classic #3: Unexpected Possession of Magic. Inexplicable things keep happening around Arthur. In the end, he can only accept that he's got magic in him. Magic is a curse that needs to be stamped out, and Arthur shows himself no mercy.

Arthur's reaction to his 'magic' (his horourable resolve) and Merlin's reaction to losing Arthur (darkest anguish) are exactly spot-on in a beautifully crafted story taking one of the staples of Merlin fandom - the magic reveal/discovery - and giving it a fantastic and well written twist.

I won't do them all here, so check out the [livejournal.com profile] crack_van anyway - it's my favourite multi-fandom rec site.

2) And also, I think it's time I rec'd this fic on the X-Men kinkmeme: Late Bloomer. I've mostly stopped reading XMEN, (FYI it's Teen Wolf, Merlin and The Social Network for me right now), but I can't leave this one. It's a long WIP, but frequently updated highschool au.

Erik is his human-hatin' self and Charles is the human making him question all his values. THEN, when he's come to terms with it all and it's all swimming and lovely, it turns out that Charles is a mutant just a 'late bloomer'. Cue angst. I love the warning the author gives on her updates: 'minor themes of real life situational trauma'... er... which part is like 'real life' again? *snicker*, but despite that, it's excellent.
jasmasson: (merlin)
Title: Palm to Palm
Rating: PG13
Pairings: Merlin/Arthur
Word Count: 5,700
Author's Notes: For [livejournal.com profile] amythystluna for the [livejournal.com profile] hs_merlin challenge. I ran with your prompt ‘musical boys’ because they were made for the spotlight – I hope it worked for you. Huge thanks to my speedy betas [livejournal.com profile] tehomet, [livejournal.com profile] agenttrojie and [livejournal.com profile] singlemomsummer who saved me from a nervous breakdown. <3

Summary: In which Merlin writes his own obscure indie shit, thank you very much. Merlin's lyrics probably aren't as good as Shakespeare's verses, but then Arthur's no Romeo.

Read here at the LJ community, or here at AO3.
jasmasson: (merlin)
You must read this: Hypothetically Yours by currently anon. Merlin/Arthur, 7k, R. MAGIC CLUBS, TEEN GUILT, MILD PAINPLAY. Be still my heart. I definitely have the best fic written for me *preens*. Really captures the awkwardness of adolescence. I COULD NOT love this more. <3

Also, for delicious porn try a 7k pwp of Light Foot Lads combos of Gwaine/Arthur/Merlin, NC17. I only read today because I wasn't going to (due to non-OTP pairings) but the warnings were enough to entice me in (read them before reading). Oh how surprised I won't be when the author of this is revealed...

ALSO [livejournal.com profile] ella_bane's Merlin/Arthur touching picspam is bringing joy to my heart. SUCH PRETTY BOYS. SUCH LOVING TOUCHES. <3333333
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REPOST: (Because I found the Merlin, and the Eagle one has been finished! \o/)

This is a perfect Eames/Arthur, NC17, 3k - hilarious and hot: Untitled redux by [livejournal.com profile] helenish. As you can tell by the 'redux' of the title, she has also written another, equally awesome, where Eames is the fake boyfriend here.

5 times Esca watched Marcus.... NC17, 4k. I want all The Eagle fic in the world - it is made for my tastes. This one is a five times +1 kinkmeme with Esca watching Marcus masturbating (masturbating is a word I always have trouble typing - they always end up matsubating). Part 4? I died.

Coming of Age by [livejournal.com profile] sebastiansais. Long, Merlin/Arthur. A difficult story with infidelity, break ups and personal growth and inarticulate boys, but fantastically done. Bravo.
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Good holy hell, this is hot. (The Eagle, dub con, short)


This is actually the first eagle fic I've tagged as slave!fic in my delicious because mainly, in fanon, it's not like that between them. But it is here. Mmmm.

ALSO! Sign up for [livejournal.com profile] merlin_melee. Challenge one is h/c which I couldn't resist. Y'all know how I like tears and bruises, and sore, reddened flesh...

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Just read a WONDERFUL NEW fic:

Bring the Sun Back: Arthur/Merlin, R, 25k words. Great work here, and new today! Really took a fresh approach. Lord knows it's difficult to do something new in fandom as we're all working from the same source material, but a great new take very well written. Really good stuff.

(I rec'd Pendragon Day Friday, and that, like this, felt a unique piece (although an older fic.) Pockets of great Merlin fic! \o/)

Also NEW today (What? The train was delayed so I had extra reading time. One advantage of BAD railway lines - time to read two new fics!) H50 fic by [livejournal.com profile] gyzym. She's a great writer and her Danny and Steve are just exactly how I like them. Reeeed it.
jasmasson: (arthur sword)
Happy day recs:

Pendragon Day: Arthur/Merlin, Modern AU, R, 20k words. Wow. A little way through, I thought I knew where this was going and then, no, because this story is not that predictable thing. I finished this one and stared for a while at the screen thinking... I just don't know how I feel about that, but I do know you should all read it. Brilliant writing - 20k words for a one night party, very skilled. It's AU - you don't need to know a thing about Merlin.

Camelot's Sweethearts: Arthur/Merlin, Modern AU, R, 63k words. And this one is just delightful - Arthur a movie star (I'm a sucker for that trope) and Merlin his long-suffering PA.

The Tale of Bran the Blessed: (no, not the tale of Brian Blessed, as I first read it). Gen, PG, 5k words. Nice, and amusing. This line I found really lovely.

They'd never quite got back to the same dynamic they'd had before Arthur had discovered his magic, and although Arthur had finally stopped banishing Merlin after the fifth time, they were still feeling their way through the territory of...whatever they now were. The less Arthur treated him like a servant, the more Merlin wanted to serve him. Arthur had given him his own quarters and an entire beautiful solarium in which to do his work, and the only thing he wanted was to lay his head upon Arthur's knee and ask to be allowed to go on hunts with him once more. Yeah. You got me.
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Guys, guys, just until Wednesday to join [livejournal.com profile] bbc_las with me.

C'mon, c'mon! Merlin! Sherlock! Life on Mars! Red Dwarf! Play with meeeeeee.

Do You Like To Write?

Like to write? Love any of the shows on the BBC Network (except Doctor Who and Torchwood which have their own comm)? Great! There is a new challenge, called [livejournal.com profile] bbc_las, where you write a fanfic of at least 100 words every two weeks based on a different prompt and where all pairings, including slash, is allowed! Then they get voted on and the person with the least votes is out that week and the person with the most is safe the next week till you have one author standing who wins! What do you win? A snazzy graphic and a $10 GC to Amazon or Barnes & Noble. You don't even need to be a GREAT writer!

..who will come out on top?
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I've not read anything like as much yuletide as I would like, but here are a few recs:


Proper Villains by Anon.
Information: PG-13, gen, 1k words, Ocean's 11, Basher - Danny - Rusty
Warnings: None
Summary: In which Rusty never stops talking, Danny does government work, and Basher is impressed in spite of himself.
Ocean's 12 and 13 can make me forget how much I LOVED Ocean's 11, but I did love it. This is a good one focused on Basher, with delightful Danny and Rusty accessories. Fabulous.

Listening to a Liar by Anon.
Information: R, 3k words, The Outsiders, Gen, Johnny and Dally
Warnings: None
Summary: Dallas joins the gang only a few weeks after coming to Tulsa. It takes a while before he's part of it, though.
Canon! This absolutely happened - perfect representation of Dally and Johnny through Pony's eyes, making it seem just like a prequel to the book. PERFECT.

Broken Knife by Anon.
Information: R, 1k words, The Outsiders, Gen, Johnny and Dally
Warnings: None
Summary: It seems to Johnny he's been watching Dallas Winston his whole life.
I cannot even tell you the perfection of this! Perfectly in character, tightly written with a fantastic theme device. It makes me want a very different ending for the book. D:

Comfort by Anon.
Information: PG, 500 words, The Great Escape, Danny/Willie
Warnings: None
Summary: Willie was the one who saved his life.
Small, but perfectly formed. My first slash pairing. <3

The Other Side by Anon.
Information: PG13, 3k words, The Great Escape, Danny/Willie
Warnings: None
Summary: You made it through the tunnel. It doesn't mean you're free.
Interesting pairing, because they seemed so different. This explores that perfectly.

(P.S. Last year's recs are here.)


A Priori and sequel White Noise by Rubberbutton .
Information: PG-13, Sherlock/John, 6.6k and 8k words, vampire au
Warnings: Slavery
Summary: In which vampires have enslaved humans and control, well, everything. Vampire!Mycroft insists his little brother get a slave -- even though it didn't work out with the dog -- and Sherlock chooses the one guaranteed to irritate his brother the most: an unassuming little doctor with an ugly past and absolutely no style to speak of.
So. I read this because it's about slavery, and you know how I enjoy a good slave!fic, but I must tell you - there is no kinky dub con sex in this fic! But! Do not be disappointed! It's a wonderful story with them completely in character, well-plotted and beautifully understated. If you only read one, reeeeaaad thiiiiis.


Castle (the rules by which we live by [livejournal.com profile] kick_flaw.
Information: NC17, 16k words, au
Warnings: BDSM
Summary: Merlin knows that getting off fastest when he's got some BDSM porno playing loud on the computer doesn't mean he'd really like to be that bloke, gagged and bent over and bound. Right?
Well. There is a surprising lack of BDSM fic in Merlin, given that one is the other's servant, and on the other hand an all-powerful wizard, but, whatever! Apparently when there is one, it is GOOOOOD.

ALL of Astolat's Merlin fic by [livejournal.com profile] astolat
Information: 14 wonderful fics. I particularly enjoy Despoiled, Onfidan and An Exile in Alboin.
You are missing out IN LIFE if you haven't read these fics. They are more-or-less my favourite fics on the interweb. A place I go for a quick pick-me-up when I don't have time to risk wasted time on bad fic looking for new things. BRILLIANT.

Hit them with a Shoe by [livejournal.com profile] themegaloo
Information: PG13, 6k words, Merlin/Arthur
Warnings: None
Summary: For the prompt: Arthur/Merlin, Merlin loses (some) control of his magic, and to his dismay, his magic happily starts doing his chores for him. Bonus points for Arthur walking in to find Merlin frantically shouting at Arthur's armour to stop cleaning itself (or some other task) and he is horribly appalled, but then starts to like all the little things Merlin's magic does for him (e.g. tucking him in at night, cutting his meat for him, etc.). Basically, Merlin's magic is as in love with Arthur as Merlin himself, while Merlin remains furious and in denial.
Delightful, awkward boys. <3333
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So, this is what I did today instead of all the other things I meant to do. It's Merlin/Arthur Modern AU, >15k words, with Merlin as a hipster photographer, by currently anon for the [community profile] merlin_holidays.

A day well spent. ;)
jasmasson: (Default)
Things to do today:
Clean entire house
Shop (EDIT: 1 down! \o/)
Get an idea for my [livejournal.com profile] yuletide fic (GOD PLEASE).

Things done today:
0 (except I have caught up a bit on my flist. \o?)

Anyway. RECS! On a kinky theme.

Thursday Nights by currently anon for the [profile] snaco_exchange (so it's Snape/Draco). Nearly 20k words of intensely emotional BDSM. OH YES. THIS. THIS IS WHAT I LIKE. Spanking, issues of consent, EMOTIONAL BDSM (did I mention how I like that?).

His Own Hand by mpoetess. Arthur/Merlin. >10k words, some voyeurism and madethemdoit elements. LOVED THIS. I admit, sometimes I read spanking fic just because the visual makes me happy in my pants for my special alone time, and sometimes because it's done amazingly well and in character (often hard to get spanking in character). This is one of the second type. Brilliant.

Live to Serve by [personal profile] skellerbvvt. If you think it's hard getting in character spankings, try getting castrate sex slaves to work. It can be done! Merlin/Arthur, wonderfully in character, and rather moving.

Leashed by [personal profile] riventhorn. Merlin/Arthur. Long, with reference to slavery and torture (pretty non-graphic) and wonderful.

I ADORE how these writers can get them in such out of the way situations and still keep them in character. Brilliant.

And finally, a lighter kink... smell!kink! Pavlov Penis by [personal profile] derryere, description:

In which Merlin is hot for Arthur's bed,
Arthur's hot for the laundry
and there's this big fucking heatwave
all over the place (?!)

In no way as silly as it sounds! <3


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