theantimodel’s fic recs

December 11, 2008

Not Us by paian; 12.600 words

Filed under: 10.000-20.000 words, nc-17, slash, stargate sg-1 — theantimodel @ 9:00 pm

Stargate SG-1: Jack/Daniel, 12,600 words, NC-17.

Paian is one of my absolute favorite Jack/Daniel writers; her characters are mature, wholly dimensional, believable entities whose feelings and thoughts I can empathize with and care about, in short she achieves what so many people can’t quite reach: real stories about real people who I really care for. This story is no different. It’s set after Fragile Balance and centers around both the clone!Jack and the regular Jack and Daniel. It’s lovely, plotty, and satisfyingly long.

Not Us

Five Ways Daniel Improves Atlantis by findo; 1.357 words

Filed under: 1-2.500 words, pg, slash, stargate atlantis, stargate sg-1 — theantimodel @ 8:59 pm

Stargate SG-1/Atlantis: Jack/Daniel, Sheppard/McKay

This is a short, lovely set of vignettes which beautifully illustrate a future I would love to see happen in the Atlantis universe. This story definitely falls outside of my norm (long, plotty, R/NC-17) but it’s an absolute jewel.

Five Ways Daniel Improves Atlantis

November 16, 2006

Time Is An Arrow, Time Is A River by princessofg; 5.575 words

Filed under: 5.000-10.000 words, r, slash, stargate sg-1 — theantimodel @ 4:39 pm

Stargate SG-1: Jack/Daniel.

I really like princessofg’s Jack and Daniel. This story is set in early season 7 while Daniel is freshly de-ascended and is still regaining his memories. Lovely details.

Time Is An Arrow, Time Is A River

pars pro toto by komos; 10.000 words

Filed under: 10.000-20.000 words, nc-17, slash, stargate sg-1 — theantimodel @ 4:38 pm

Stargate SG-1: Jack/Daniel.

This is a different, harsher Daniel than canon really suggests but Komos makes me buy it the same way she makes me buy nearly everything she writes: because I am a complete sucker for internal logic and interesting characterization.

Pars Pro Toto

that pon farr thing by chelle; 16.229 words

Filed under: 10.000-20.000 words, nc-17, slash, stargate atlantis — theantimodel @ 4:36 pm

Stargate Atlantis: Sheppard/McKay.

Funny, sweet, just this side of schmoopy and hotter than hell. John has uncontrollable seizures and Rodney’s the only one who can help.

That Pon Farr Thing

string theory by toft froggy; 11.709 words

Filed under: 10.000-20.000 words, nc-17, slash, stargate atlantis — theantimodel @ 4:36 pm

Stargate Atlantis : Sheppard/McKay.

An Orchestra AU in which John is a violinist and Rodney is a prodigy conductor and they are both broken and put together again in interesting and complex ways. This is the kind of AU that just fully envelops you, where the universe is so rich and the characters so spot on that everything clicks immediately.

String Theory

missed the saturday dance by zeotrope; 15.000 words

Filed under: 10.000-20.000 words, omg favorites, r, slash, stargate atlantis — theantimodel @ 4:34 pm

Stargate Atlantis : Sheppard/McKay.

15.000 words + graphics, audio, and video. Utterly engaging. A gorgeous, gorgeous telling of the story of John Sheppard, World War II test fighter pilot and Dr. Roney McKay, airplane engineer. This is well worth more than two read throughs, it’s lovingly detailed throughout and put together so well.

Missed the Saturday Dance

Things to Do In Denver When You’re Dead by cesperanza; 12.454 words

Filed under: 10.000-20.000 words, nc-17, slash, stargate atlantis — theantimodel @ 4:33 pm

Stargate Atlantis : Sheppard/McKay.

Set during the team’s first return to earth back when Sheppard was still Major Sheppard this is a lovely filling in canon’s missing blanks type story, one of my favorite genres of fanfiction.

Things to Do In Denver When You’re Dead

terms of service by resonant; 19.000 words

Filed under: 10.000-20.000 words, nc-17, slash, stargate atlantis — theantimodel @ 4:31 pm

Stargate Atlantis : Sheppard/McKay.

When Resonant takes on a cliché you’re pretty much guaranteed a good time. Terms of Service is Res’ take on slave fic and it’s fabulous.

“You’re telling me that you would sell your bodies for curiosity, orbital shielding, and a quarter-charged ZPM?”

“Well, yeah. Who wouldn’t?”

Terms of Service

lover come back by brighidestone; 9.938 words

Filed under: 5.000-10.000 words, nc-17, slash, stargate atlantis — theantimodel @ 4:30 pm

Stargate Atlantis : Sheppard/McKay.

Written for the reel_sga challenge and based on the 1961 romantic comedy of the same name this is a complete romp of an AU. I love the set up and how well in character Brighid kept both Rodney and John even while transposing them into a completely different setting, there’s a nice weaving of canon into this story that really reminds me exactly why I love AUs so much.

Lover Come Back

your inevitable unhappy ending by helenish; 14.610 words

Filed under: 10.000-20.000 words, r, slash, stargate atlantis — theantimodel @ 4:28 pm

Stargate Atlantis : Sheppard/McKay.

I have no idea how I missed this story on the first go-round because I’m about 7 months late now, but anyways, perhaps there are still some people who haven’t read this either. I should preface with the fact that I do not always love Helen’s writing. I often find her style to be a little to sparse for my tastes. This story, however, breaks the pattern in fabulous ways. It’s complex, and just slightly painful, and very subtly character driven and I adore it. Also, the title is wonderfully misleading.

Your Inevitable Unhappy Ending

June 12, 2006

reconcilable differences by shallot; 40.113 words

Filed under: 20.000-50.000 words, nc-17, slash, smallville — theantimodel @ 11:22 pm

Smallville: Clark/Lex.

So, you know, comics canon is far more invested in crack fic than fanfiction could ever hope to compete with. Shallot makes use of one of my favorite bits of DC canon wtf-level crack: Kon, aka Superboy, who is the test-tube baby of Superman and Lex Luthor. No seriously. In DC comics canon Lex Luthor and Clark Kent have a baby together. This story is fabulously funny and wonderfully long; no previous knowledge of DC canon needed to enjoy.

Reconcilable Differences

safety check by lilysaid; 8.300 words

Filed under: 5.000-10.000 words, nc-17, slash, stargate atlantis rps — theantimodel @ 11:21 pm

Stargate Atlantis RPS: Joe/David.

So I basically love lily’s writing no matter what; she’s written my other favorite sga rps story as well. She’s always, always, always fabulous on building plots and relationships and complexity. David is especially sympathetic in this, and I’m really just enamoured of the whole story really.

Safety Check

a farm in iowa by cate; 12.000 words

Filed under: 10.000-20.000 words, r, slash, stargate atlantis — theantimodel @ 11:20 pm

Stargate Atlantis: Sheppard/McKay.

Some fandoms lend themselves better to AUs than others. For me, SGA is one of those fandoms in which I cannot read enough AUs. This story is AU to a point: John is still in the Air Force, at least at the beginning of the story, and Rodney is still a physicist, but they never go to Atlantis. Instead, John finishes out his tour in Antarctica and goes to Iowa to live on the farm his grandfather left him when he died. And Rodney meets him there after his tire blows out near John’s farm. What I like most about this are the details and the slow build of their friendship. Good characterization and solid pacing.

A Farm in Iowa

blue dog on a yellow couch by cathybites; 2.159 words

Filed under: 1-2.500 words, nc-17, slash, wb rps — theantimodel @ 11:19 pm

WB rps: Jensen/Jared.

So I’m just going to quote ’s feedback here. This is pure, unadulterated PORN with a side of kinky!Jensen & pliant!Jared. There’s rimming and hotness galore. Guh.

Blue Dog on a Yellow Couch

reminders of echoes by maygra; 5.993 words

Filed under: 5.000-10.000 words, gen, pg-13, slash, supernatural — theantimodel @ 11:18 pm

Supernatural: gen, or very mild Dean/Sam slash.

Maygra brings the creepy more than a lot of authors in the Supernatural fandom, and it never fails to make me happy. This is a little less on the creepy side than on the oh hey that’s cool side.

Reminders of Echoes

the only people for me are the mad ones by ignipes; 3.500 words

Filed under: 2.500-5.000 words, gen, pg-13, supernatural — theantimodel @ 11:17 pm

Supernatural: Gen.

The Winchester version of a happy ending after they get the demon. This is gen but it could just as easily be labeled non-explicit slash. Such a lovely story, good characterization, interesting, well detailed.

the only people for me are the mad ones

and feel what it’s like to be new by flipmontigirl; 2.647 words

Filed under: 2.500-5.000 words, pg-13, slash, supernatural — theantimodel @ 11:16 pm

Supernatural: Dean/Sam.

Light on the slash and heavier on the introspection. This is a post-Devil’s Trap story with an angsty, lightly written touch.

and feel what it’s like to be new

interesting times by trollprincess; 4.100 words

Filed under: 2.500-5.000 words, gen, r, supernatural — theantimodel @ 11:15 pm

Supernatural: Gen.

So I don’t read a ton of gen in this fandom (or any other really) because I’m OTP enough to prefer to see Sam and Dean be SamandDean, but Trollprincess is one of those authors whose fic is guaranteed to be good no matter what. In this one Dean gets cursed with that ancient proverb: May you live in interesting times. This is almost a five Sam’s that didn’t exist type story and it’s really fucking awesome. The kind of story which would make for a damned interesting episode.

Interesting Times

people livin’ in competition by ladyjaida; 1.440 words

Filed under: 1-2.500 words, r, slash, supernatural — theantimodel @ 11:14 pm

Supernatural: Dean/Sam.

Dude. Oneupmanship is one of my very favorite things in fic. And Dean and Sam are perfect for it because they’re brothers and they compete and play practical jokes and bicker. And I’m pretty sure I was just waiting for someone to write this story. I’m very pleased that was the one to do it too, because she pretty much guarantees a good read.

people livin’ in competition

June 5, 2006

the touch of your hand by jenn; 3.422 words

Filed under: 2.500-5.000 words, nc-17, slash, stargate atlantis — theantimodel @ 1:04 pm

Stargate Atlantis: Sheppard/McKay.

Slow, hot, and lyrical; absolutely perfect for the story’s desert setting. One of my favorite things about Jenn is that she does versatility so well, infuse a story with mood and setting until it oozes with atmosphere and everything is poetry and then in the very next story she writes, she’ll do the same thing with gritty hardness and realism.

The Touch of Your Hand

an the first two don’t count by ladyjaida; 5.254 words

Filed under: 5.000-10.000 words, nc-17, slash, supernatural — theantimodel @ 1:04 pm

Supernatural: Dean/Sam.

Ladyjaida has always been particularly good with characterization in all of the fandoms I’ve read her in. Supernatural is no exception for that, Sam is very good in this.

And the First Two Don’t Count

deemed salvageable by hans; 2.066 words

Filed under: 1-2.500 words, nc-17, slash, supernatural — theantimodel @ 1:03 pm

strong>Supernatural: Dean/Sam.

Post-Devil’s Trap. A sorta pwp with just the right amount of complexity and outside meaning.

When it happens, they aren’t drunk or thoughtlessly looking to relieve morning wood. It’s barely dawn and Sam is stirring contentedly from a sunlit dream when he feels a wetness on his back where Dean’s cheek is pressed against it. He freezes, certain that Dean is crying and will never, ever forgive him if he turns around, when Dean snorts loudly and Sam realizes that his brother is merely drooling on him.

Deemed Salvageable

until i can see again by poisontaster; 19.194 words

Filed under: 10.000-20.000 words, nc-17, slash, supernatural — theantimodel @ 1:02 pm

Supernatural: Dean/Sam.

There’s Sam learning about his powers and Dean angsting as Dean does, and a Missouri we maybe sort of got a glimpse at in canon, and really, really good plotting.

Until I Can See Again

and here we are on a darkling plain by lyra; 3.583 words

Filed under: 2.500-5.000 words, r, slash, supernatural — theantimodel @ 1:01 pm

Supernatural: Dean/Sam.

Set during one of the months Lyra wrote about in In Miles, In Laughter, In Strife this story is a brilliant, fun piece about what happens when a Satanist’s spell gives Dean angelic powers and Sam demonic powers for one month.

And we are here as on a darkling plain

in miles, in laughter, in strife by lyra; 7.466

Filed under: 5.000-10.000 words, r, slash, supernatural — theantimodel @ 1:00 pm

Supernatural: Dean/Sam.

So canon tells us that a year passed from the beginning of the season to the end of it. And Lyra fills in the blanks between all of the episodes we saw and all of the other stuff that must have gone on off screen. At times funny and at times serious, but always imaginative. I think that’s probably how I would describe all of Lyra’s writing actually: imaginative. And the Supernatural universe lends itself to that perfectly.

In Miles, In Laughter, In Strife

falling like rain by rachel shanz; 2.700 words

Filed under: 2.500-5.000 words, nc-17, slash, supernatural — theantimodel @ 12:59 pm

Supernatural: Dean/Sam.

I’m not generally a fan of the idea of Dean and Sam having had sex pre-series, but for some reason it works for me in this story. And I like the author’s summary because it’s pretty true to the story: Sam doesn’t think it will ever go back to how it used to be. But mostly, any plot this has is really just an excuse for the porn.

Falling Like Rain

fall by sinistral; 3.212 words

Filed under: 2.500-5.000 words, nc-17, omg favorites, slash, wb rps — theantimodel @ 12:58 pm

WB rps: Jensen/Jared.

I mentioned the fantastic pacing in my other recced story by Sinistral, No Sleep Til Bedtime, and I’m pretty much going to expand on that theme in this rec. This one is all about the mounting tension and lust, which, if you couldn’t tell by the stories I tend to rec most often, is a huge, huge turn on for me fic-wise. Any author that can make me feel what the character’s feeling pretty much takes the cake and this story is the perfect example of that. Both Jensen and Jared are fanfuckingtastic.

Fall

no sleep til bedtime by sinistral; 9.731 words

Filed under: 5.000-10.000 words, nc-17, omg favorites, slash, wb rps — theantimodel @ 12:56 pm

WB rps: Jensen/Jared.

Oh this is quite possibly one of my favorites in the fandom so far. Set immediately before the Paley festival (where Jensen said in an interview that they’d only gotten 3 hours of sleep on the plane down to LA and an 18 hour shoot before that) there’s tired, sleepy hysteria, and insanely smutty sex with so much wanting and lust that the words just melt, and fabulous, fabulous characterization. Everything works and the pacing is fantastic, too.

No Sleep Til Bedtime

sports night by brenda; 850 words

Filed under: 1-2.500 words, nc-17, slash, wb rps — theantimodel @ 12:55 pm

WB rps: Jensen/Jared.

Just a short, sports related pwp, but hot, funny, and detailed like everything writes.

Sports Night

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