theodosia21: green shoots reaching up to the sky (spring is here!)
Continuing my previous rec post, here is the start of my favorite long fic recs. While I've promised you ten (and that was hard enough- I have lots more I think are awesome) this is only the first, as I've been really busy lately. I'm about to start Finals, and I graduate from college next Saturday. Then I have to find a job. In short, if I wait until I have enough time to write up ten meaningful recs, it's not going to happen. So instead I'm breaking them up and posting as I have the time. Here's the first.

1. LoPiverse, A.J. Hall (aka [personal profile] legionseagle)
Fandom: Harry Potter (mainly), Vorkosigan Saga ('Time Shall Not Mend' is a crossover)
Summary: This is a series of nine fics of various lengths; the title "LoPiverse" comes from the first main book, Lust Over Pendle. Lust Over Pendle is a comedy of manners set in the Golden Age detective thriller genre, and is presumed to take place after the end of the seventh Harry Potter book, and, therefore, after the fall of Voldemort. It was written before the Order of the Phoenix, so it is not at all canonical.
Length: Epic (no word count provided)
Reason: This was the series that got me into fandom. I love it with a pure and everlasting love, because no matter how many times I go back and re-read it, it never lets me down. It's funny and clever and shows a keen insight into the complexities of human nature. It's Draco/Neville in a way that makes me believe in Draco/Neville, and has some of the best characterizations of Narcissa, Mrs. Longbottom, and Hermione I've ever read. It's as if Lois McMaster Bujold decided to write Harry Potter. And did I mention that it's funny?
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theodosia21: sunflower against a blue sky (sunflower)
So, in my previous post, [personal profile] annotated_em asked me what my "top ten favoritest fics ever" are, and what my "favorite characters/fandoms and why" are. Both of those questions require an extensive response, especially the first, so I'm breaking my answers up into several posts. In fact, asking me to list my 10 most favorite fanfics is really, really hard, so I've decided to tackle them in two groups- short fics and long fics- and then I might have another post about some WIPs I'm excited about, and maybe another about some awesome authors I might not have mentioned yet.

It's still a difficult task, but at least this way I don't have to bring out the "creative mathematics" and redefine 10 as, say, 50. *sparkles*

TL;DR- I'm going to start with 10 of my favorite short fics, where I'm defining "short" as "less than 20,000 words." There will be lots of really awesome short fics that I'm not mentioning, of course. You can see some of them here.

Anyway, in no particular order, here they are:

ten awesome fics ahead! )

By the way, if you want to leave your own question or prompt, you still can. ^_^
theodosia21: sunflower against a blue sky (Default)
Wow. It's... been a very long time since I last updated this journal. Um. I'm not actually dead? I haven't even been gone- I just mainly use this account to leave comments and to keep track of various authors via my Reading Page, apparently.

To keep this post from being a complete waste of time, I give you:

3 Things that have made Theodosia happy recently!

1. Embers, by Vathara.
Dragon's fire is not so easily extinguished; when Zuko rediscovers a lost firebending technique, shifting flames can shift the world...
Vathara is one of my favorite authors of all time, and this is one of her best stories, IMHO. It's an ongoing Avatar AU in which Zuko is less of an idiot, Iroh is a Retired Badass, and there is lots of awesome worldbuilding. The fic currently has 12 chapters and 84,103 words, with lots more yet to come. I have to admit, I do the Dance of Fanfic Joy whenever a new chapter alert arrives in my inbox. ^_^

2. Connections, by Sophie3.
HP/Naruto. It was the kind of stupid crazy thing that would happen in one of ero-sensei's novels. But this Potter kid was Sasuke's family, which made him Team 7 family and there was no way in hell they were going to let any murdering brother take that away.
Awesome, awesome, awesome Harry Potter/Naruto crossover fic! A little slow paced, maybe, but everyone is *perfectly* in character. I've read a lot of HP/Naruto crossover fics. A lot of them have been really bad, some have been quite good. But this is the fic I consider to be the gold standard of them all. A work in progress with 32 chapters and 67,320 words.

3. [personal profile] synecdochic posted part 3 of Roll With It, and it was excellent. This was the first real update since December of last year. I know she's been really busy with, oh, building dreamwidth, but I was still ridiculously happy to see it appear on my Reading Page.

And that's all for now! What's made you happy lately?