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 (sunflower)
So! In honor of [community profile] three_weeks_for_dw and my upcoming one-year anniversary of being on Dreamwidth, I've decided to open the floor to questions. Ask me anything! I can't guarantee an answer, but if there's something you're curious about, try me and see. Or if you'd like me to put together a rec set for a particular fandom or topic, I'd be glad to give that a try.