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Friday, January 11th, 2013 01:02 am
Calvin & Hobbes rec:
"Worked okay so far?" by [archiveofourown.org profile] lalaietha
Summary: Sometimes Susie worries about whether her daughter's fantasy life is actually fantasy.
xover with Hobbes&Bacon; characters: Bacon, Hobbes, Mr Bun, and Calvin/Susie; rated G; 3440 words

C&H fic is always one of my Yuletide highlights. Yet again this fic puts its unique spin on it; love it.
(for reference: Hobbes & Bacon, a worthy Calvin & Hobbes tribute: #1, #2, #3)

One more link: Why The "Fake Geek Girl" Meme Needs To Die
Hard to believe that this even needs saying because that meme is just so incredibly ridiculous, but, well. Apperently that is still not obvious to everybody. *shrugs*
There are probably lots of defensive comments; there always are. Didn't go look in this case.
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Thursday, January 12th, 2012 11:23 pm
Every Day is a Reminder by [archiveofourown.org profile] ishie (Calvin&Hobbes)
7297 words; PG; Calvin/Susie; Genre: Coming of Age/Romance/Humor
Summary: There's a certain fear that some children share as they grow up, that whatever they do will never be as good as what's come before. Among all the other things he will ever be, Calvin has never been one of those kids.

What I particularly like about this version of Calvin and Susie growning up together is how the author shows steps along the way, lots of little moments through the years, and takes her time telling the story. Love the style and the structure, the characterization, the original characters, everything.
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Sunday, July 31st, 2011 12:05 am
Hobbes and Bacon, part 1, part 2 (Calvin & Hobbes)
A Calvin & Hobbes fancomic in the style of Watterson, with a bit of the artist's own style thrown in. Quite a brilliant hommage. (Part 2 is especially funny.)
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Sunday, July 24th, 2011 12:08 am
Destination Everywhere by [archiveofourown.org profile] LithiumDoll (Calvin & Hobbes)
gen; 490 words
“You can’t flip burgers forever, Calvin,” Dad always says, usually from behind the cover of a newspaper.
Actually, it turns out Calvin can’t flip burgers for more than two hours.
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Monday, January 17th, 2011 12:00 am
Today, I bring Chuck crossovers. For those who don't know the show which I assume is, well, most of my flist, here are some caps to put faces to the names. Sarah, Chuck, and Casey:

Okay, you're all set...

Chuck Versus the Uncanny by rivkat (Chuck/SPN)
gen; Chuck, Sam, Dean, Casey, Sarah; humor; 2277 words
Dean turned, and in less than a blink the two of them were pointing guns at one another.
“Hey, no, hey!” Chuck protested. “This is a big, big misunderstanding. And now it’s a misunderstanding with guns, and I can’t help thinking that is a lot worse than your basic everyday misunderstanding, so maybe we can all back off—”
Diplomatic Mission to the Buy More by mahoni (Chuck/SGA)
gen; Chuck Bartowski, Elizabeth Weir, Jack O'Neill, Morgan Grimes; humor; 726 words
Summary: "Chuck Bartowski has the worst poker face of anyone I've ever met. Worse than Rodney and Carson put together."

crossover comment fic by [livejournal.com profile] shogunsquirrel (Chuck/Highlander)
gen; Chuck, Duncan, Methos; 380 words
Before he flashed, he figured the two guys in trench coats heading toward the counter were bad news. Anyone wearing a coat that long in Southern CA...
And then he flashed
And one more crossover, this one of Calvin&Hobbes and a canon I'm completely unfamiliar with - which didn't diminish my enjoyment of the fic one bit:
The Roommate of +10 Confusion by Grevling (Calvin&Hobbes/FoxTrot)
gen; Jason Fox, Calvin; 3241 words
Summary: There must be some scientifically sound way for Jason Fox to be able to quantify his new college roommate, but he hasn't found one yet that fits. Especially when he factors in the stuffed tiger.

Never heard of the Jason Fox character, but he and Calvin are a match made in heaven. (Or hell, depending on who you ask, I guess ;o)
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Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 11:00 am
another Yuletide rec:
This kid I once knew (Calvin & Hobbes)
(temporary link in case the servers are robust)
gen; Susie Derkins; post-canon; 1786 words
Summary: Daniel sends their whole improv group an e-mail saying "check this out its fun1!1" and a link to a web comic called The Adventures of Spaceman Spiff.

I read quite a few good C&H stories in which the kids grew up. This one from Susie's POV is one of my favorites.

and squeezing in some non-yuletide recs:
Chuck vs Five Men, One with a Knife by sharpasamarble (Chuck)
gen (with Chuck/Sarah UST, emphasis on 'U'); set in S1; adventure/drama; 70,687 words
Summary: On New Year's Day, Chuck contemplates his resolutions. But a group blunder on a simple mission has complex consequences for Team Chuck, leading each member down a road he didn't expect to travel.

It's rare to find a casefile-style fic with such a satisfying plot. The characterization is sharp and the relationship dynamics portrayed in an interesting way. The author captures the season one vibe well, and adds her own touch.

Love is written in Poetry, Marriage in Prose by Santa (SGA)
R; McKay/Keller/ pre-McKay/Keller/Sheppard; 4191 words
Summary: Rodney and Jennifer fantasize about opening up their relationship.

Looks like McKay/Keller/Sheppard has come to be my OT3, thanks to fic like this one. A well-written, fun exploration of the trio's relationship... during the course of which some popular fandom tropes get turned on their head (always a big plus).
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Thursday, January 14th, 2010 08:24 pm
Ha. I just completed my Jennifer Keller set at stargateficrec with two weeks to spare so I have accomplished at least something this month.... And I still have a couple recs left (I found a Cadman/Keller one, heh. :). I could save those up for another full set, only then I might end up with two categories again because I already volunteered for AU. Hm... By the way, they're always looking for new reccers over at ficrec. It's fun, really. And I think their how-to-rec has gotten less confusing for newbie reccers since their recent changes of the rec format.
x-posted from ficrec:

pay off by [livejournal.com profile] siriaeve
Rodney McKay/Jennifer Keller; PG-13 (my guess); 600 words
Why this must be read: Written for [livejournal.com profile] non_mcsmooch, with a very cool take on the prompt and also on a quite popular fanfic theme :). This ficlet is just 600 words long but it's a delightful look at the relationship between Rodney and Jennifer, and at Rodney himself.

And for something different, here's another Yuletide rec:
Spaceman Spiff Goes To Chirrutzz by [personal profile] elf
gen; 2456 words
Summary: In which Spiff is not slashed with Harkness, Mal, Kirk, or Zapp Brannigan. Nor with anyone else. Because Spiff is really too young for those games. (Yet.) Instead, he's on a mission to a dangerous, distant planet. Which is dangerous. And distant. And mission-y.
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Thursday, June 7th, 2007 12:07 pm
By way of [livejournal.com profile] midnightsjane I found an unexpected treasure: Calvin&Hobbes fanfic. No, really.
Reminiscence by Kenya Starflight
Summary: Calvin is all grown up... how has the passage of time affected him and those around him? Gen.
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I keep thinking that an Angel and/or Bones vid to Oingo Boingo's 'Dead Man's Party' could be a very shiny thing indeed, but that song runs six minutes long. I figure if I actually ever want to veer into vidding it would be advisable to start with something several minutes shorter. The other problem is that when I listen to the song, I'm getting flashes of a Bones crossover in which Booth is shanshued Angel... only I don't buy into the shanshu angle myself, at all; it has never worked for me because the characters are too unalike.
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Via [livejournal.com profile] tkp's post here (which is chock full of info) I followed the wiki link to cat macros (I just wanted to know why they're called that) and thusly discovered lolcode, a code entirely based on lolcat 1337 sp34k!!1! Here's an example:
HAI
CAN HAS STDIO?
I HAS A VAR
GIMMEH VAR
IZ VAR BIGGER THAN 10?
	YARLY
		BTW this is true
		VISIBLE "BIG NUMBER!"
	NOWAI
		BTW this is false
		VISIBLE "LITTLE NUMBER!"
	KTHX
KTHXBYE
I mean, is this the coolest thing or what? I'm not really kidding... It's hilarious, but I also find it really fascinating to watch a language evolve before ones eyes. I even may have a *cough*Klingon guide*cough* lying around somewhere..
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I gave my roommate my printout of [livejournal.com profile] stoney321's PotC fic 'You Had a Charming Air, All Cheap and Debonair' (which I haven't found the time to read myself because I am still busy with my stack of unread Bones fic). And now it looks like the roommate is hooked. Since she's not on LJ and I'm not in the fandom, I thought I might ask the flist for recs. Do you know any good PotC fics? Jack-centered preferably, and I'm pegging her as a gen reader, but not-overly-graphic slash or het are fine, too.
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I found another longish Bones fic. :) I'm only a few chapters in and like it muchly, very promising. And I found it at ffn, too. Fanlib's continuous dissing of ffn has really made me appreciate the good old pit so much more.