|astridv (astridv) wrote,|
@ 2007-01-28 05:46 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||fic_recs:bones, vid_recs|
“Who’s up for a nice Halloween murder?” Hodgins asked, behind the newspaper. “I am, for one. Or even a haunted house.” He dropped his sneakered feet to the rug. “We never celebrate the seasons properly.”
Angela looked at him with amusement. “We work in a lab with *dead bodies*. Every day’s Halloween.”
(Gen, 2150 words) A fun Halloween story. As with all of Tesla's fic, you can downright hear the gang's voices.
I would've liked to read a longer version of this, there's enough plot potential here.
Precision and Distance by carmen_sandiego
Spoilers: None specific. This is set generally in the context of Season Two. PG. 6,000 words, BB
Summary: This is for the onebedficathon.
Fresh take on an old fanfic cliché, and very much in character.
The Gift That Keeps on Giving by lostakasha
Pairing: A little of everything. Think of it as a swap. Or a Holiday Grab. Mix and match! Just go with it.
Rating: PG for lawn ornament death
Summary: Cam hosts her first holiday party for the Forensic Anthropology staff, and Jack brings the alcohol. No good can come of it... but as long as somebody comes, who cares?
Now we know why Hodgins wasn't allowed to bring his own booze to the Jeffersonian Christmas party.
Crack of the very best kind. Drinking while reading this may be hazardous to your keyboard.
No Angel by newscaper
Spoilers: Up thru S2's 'Judas on a Pole'; 10,800 words
Summary: On Christmas Eve, Booth struggles with his feelings for the women complicating his life when an unexpected visitor forces a moment of clarity. NOT the usual holiday fluff.
This is a tense story that pulls no punches. Once more newscaper blends character development with a nail-biting plot. A tour de force for the reader, not to mention the characters. (Warning: violence)
PostSnag Swagger by nattysuits
Summary: “No, see, she can’t be talking to me because I,” he said, hooking his thumbs under the lapels of his suit and preening, “am wearing Prada.” Oneshot. B/B
This fic put a huge grin on my face. You just gotta love nattysuits' rather original writing style and the dry, quirky humor.
Seeley Booth's Bones by dsudis
They're good, sturdy, solid bones. They would have lasted Booth another forty years easily.
Sad... but not in that depressing way. I'm trying to find a more eloquent description than "Wow."
details in the blur by sezzie_dee
Summary: “You can’t *make* families, can’t push people together and tell them how to act, tell them to be comfortable with one another because family’s a special kind of glue that needs to be two sided to stick. You haven’t found anything worth holding you in place, not yet.”
Interesting use of second person POV... I've read very few fics where that POV didn't feel contrived, but in this story it feels like the perfect choice. Very convincing character study.
fractures (three of them) by sezzie_dee
Summary: "She wonders if wishing she could read him as easily as she does the corpses is the same as wishing he were dead." A post-traumatic deterioration. BB, angst.
A B/B fic of the different kind. I was completely drawn in by the writing.
The Princess in the Tower by mooners
Multi-chapter plotfic, COMPLETE.
This story builds a compelling mystery right from the first line, and several intriguing plot lines will keep the reader guessing. It's unbetaed and a little rough in places but overall a good, long casefile of the kind that's not easy to find.
A few post-eps for 'Aliens in the Spaceship' that I thought stood out:
The Futile Fight by Pereybere
Summary: Cullen’s Bullpen Entry – Brennan suffers the effects of being buried underground, and tries to find sleep through exercise. BB-centric.
Pedestal by newscaper
Summary: Booth thanks Hodgins for helping save Bones and gets something to think about. Hodgins POV. BB
Claustrophobia by MintExpresso
Comments: Kind of a stream-of-consciousness double-drabble one-shot. (Say that five times fast…) Hope you enjoy!
and a vid rec*:
Skullcrusher Mountain by froggimus_rex
Spoilers: up to 202 - Mother and Child in the Bay
Summary: Can the love between a hapless FBI agent and a crazed forensic anthropologist, her assistant and loyal henchpeople, and a monkey-pony monster make it in this world?
'Bones' is a funny show... why aren't there more funny vids?
[note: looks like the current upload links have expired, but froggimus_rex offers to re-upload when poked. The smaller, embedded version listed there is still up.]
WIP status update:
The Woman in the Riverbed by dutchrub had been updated with ch8 a while ago, just when I feared the author had abandoned it. That would've been a shame since it's one of the best casefile-style fics to be found at
Bad Deposit by nattysuits is up to ch4 (fic is apparently on hiatus now... hopefully not too long)
Red Fish, Blue Fish by merrymeerkat: ch11 is up
The Boy at the Building Site and A Real Vacation by imloopy are both COMPLETE
*I'm still having the hardest time finding Bones vids that aren't pure romance. I've all but given up clicking on vid links. Anyone got recs? Action, humor, and/or drama... a touch of romance is fine, as long as not the whole vid is all about the OTP.