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Saturday, March 16th, 2013 10:11 pm
Deep Space 9:
Collaborators by [archiveofourown.org profile] Selena
Gen; Odo & Quark, plus Dukat; backstory/character study; teen; 6559 words
Summary: Investigating Ferengi, getting blackmailed by the Bajoran resistance, and working for Cardassians: how Odo's assignment to investigate a murder on Terok Nor became a permanent job. Naturally, it was all Quark's fault.

Backstory with spot-on voices. Odo finds a purpose and meets a shifty Ferengi. We all know this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. (Even if they don't.)

Avengers/Thor:
Witness by [archiveofourown.org profile] puffabilly
Darcy/Clint and others; action/romance; mature; 21870 words
Summary: Darcy is called to be a witness at the State Armed Services Committee's investigation of the Avengers. All Clint has to do is keep her out of trouble...

White Collar:
Thursday's Child by [archiveofourown.org profile] Sholio
AU, Gen-ish, Peter and Neal/El; heist fic/friendship; teen; 20186 words
Summary: Peter acquires a couple of unorthodox guardian angels. This is a sequel to Monday's Child, in which Elizabeth meets Neal before she meets Peter, and embarks on a life of crime.

I'm not in the fandom but I find Sholio's AUs generally very compelling and I like the vibe of this one.
(No knowledge of the show necessary beyond a basic idea who the characters are in canon. This story works on its own (I actually haven't read the prequel myself.)
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Sunday, April 8th, 2012 07:28 pm
Learning the Language by Allemande (DS9)
post-canon; Garak/Bashir friendship/romance; PG; 14,174 words
Summary: Julian Bashir joins the post-war effort on Cardassia Prime and learns Kardasi - and a few things about his own past along the way.

Just the kind of post-war fic I wanted to read when the show went off the air (but that I couldn't find anywhere at the time)! Interesting exploration of Cardassian culture along with relatable original characters, and a quite satisfying and believable development of Julian's relationship with Garak. Really enjoyed it.
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Friday, April 6th, 2012 04:27 pm
Alright, a story over ten years old that hasn't fallen through the internet cracks!

Babylon by Ariana (DS9)
48,000 words; PG; Characters: ensemble fic with an emphasis on the non-humans: (Ziyal, Kira, Garak, Dukat, Quark, Odo)
Pairings listed are K/Du, G/B, G/Z but I'd say if you read it for any of those you'd be probably disappointed. For all the interpersonal relationship upheavals in this story it reads still like a genfic to me.
Summary: All hell breaks loose on the station as, gradually, communications systems and universal translators fall victim to some mysterious epidemic.
Snippet:
<Is this my tricorder? -- No, it is not your tricorder, it is my
tricorder.>
"Iss sis mai taikoda," she repeated. "No itsis no you taikoda, itsis
mai taikoda."
<Please repeat once more. 'Is this my tricorder? -- No, it is not
your tricorder, it is my tricorder'.>
"Oh, this is *stupid*," she swore at the computer. It paid no
attention to her, and just waited patiently for her to repeat the
sentence.
She felt profoundly silly, sitting there parroting inane remarks
about household objects and the rain habits of the plains in Spain. She
didn't even know where the Spain was, or even if it was a geographical
region at all.
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Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 11:49 pm
Son of a Preacher Man by [archiveofourown.org profile] Nyssa23 (DS9)
Gen with a side of Jake/Nog; PG-13
Summary: Jake and Nog, over the years.

I love this look at Jake's and Nog's unlikely friendship over the years.
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Thursday, March 19th, 2009 10:01 pm
fic rec: Just one quick DS9 rec, then it's back to Stargate.
I already rec'd Talking Stick/Circle, a fantastic, epic Voyager series by Macedon and Peg Robinson. (part 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
You don't need to watch Voyager in order to enjoy these stories; they're arguably better than almost any given episode of the show itself, anyway.
... can't believe how long it took to find working links for these... I mean, those are *classics*, man.

Macedon also wrote Jeu-Parti, a DS9 three-parter that is every bit as good. The series spans over several years and revolves around the relationship between Jake Sisko and a young Vulcan singer. Jake's characterization is on to start with, and Macedon adds layers and dimension to what we've seen in canon. Salene, the Vulcan, is so three-dimensional and fascinating a character that he can carry his share of the story, easily. Macedon writes gripping plot and explores all kinds of complex themes while telling his story. If you don't like slash, if you don't read DS9, I say you'd still enjoy this series. It's just that good and original. (The first part is gen.)details under the cut )

A quick update to my SG Fan Awards question from earlier regarding the pro rule:
I heard back from the mod I asked; it turns out that professionals are only excluded if they've published in the Stargate 'verse, everything else is fine. They cleared that bit up a little in the rules as well.

The new pingbackbot feature is quite neat. What do you do with these notifications? Unscreen? Leave them screened? Just curious.

I'm between projects *and* I have a cold (AGAIN, WTF!) Therefore the frequent posting. Read more... )

I was browsing around Fanlore and found out that the one time I use the word "fucking" in a post, I immediately get quoted in a wiki. LOL (Seriously, I got a kick out of seeing the link.)