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RR -- Small Fandoms

Even though we already have a couple of small fandom RR posts, they're several months old and I'm hoping a fresh one will spark new recs.   Remember, any fandom (no matter how large it is in the world at large) is counted as small at ER if there are fewer than five recs posted for that fandom in this comm.  This means, for example, Star Wars, individual Star Trek franchises, The X-Files, and Supernatural all count as small fandoms while Jeeves & Wooster and Sports Night do not.  Check out our tags page or our delicious account to see which fandoms are eligible.  (When in doubt, feel free to rec -- we won't complain.)

Personally, I'm really looking forward to a bunch of reasons why Star Wars and Star Trek TOS should be getting more recs.  And if anyone has some 'Sam and Dean really aren't brothers and thus them getting together isn't really incest at all' recs, I will love you forever:)

Things to keep in mind:
-Recced stories can be any length, any fandom, and any pairing, as long as they fit the theme
-You don't need to write a review (unless you want to). All that you need to include are title, author, and link to the story (all parts if there are more than one).

That said, have at it!

Today's Topic: Small Fandoms

Previous RR topics can be found here.


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Jul. 14th, 2009 12:14 pm (UTC)
Some Watchmen recs:

It's a bad fandom for ease-of-downloading, since, much like Reboot Trek, a lot of the fic is posted in a zillion parts on a kink meme, but luckily, these two aren't.

Title: Ordinary World & Sequels
Author: i_am_your_spy
Pairing: Nite Owl/Rorschach
(mirror at ff.net, where each story can be dl-ed as a single file)

Warnings: mentions of child abuse, main characters who have more issues than the original comic did, freckled redheads dying their hair black. And it's set in a vaguely 9/11-like post apocalyptic NYC.

Laurie chooses to leave earth with Jon at the end of the graphic novel, and Dan is left behind in the ruins of NYC to try and save his only remining friend from himself. Which, ultimately, means trying to bring Adrian Veidt to justice, or at least ensuring that Rorschach can try to bring Veidt to justice without gettng himself killed in the process. In any other fandom, I'd call this darkfic . For Watchmen, however, it's actually a far happier and more satisfying ending then canon.

And the epic Zombie AU of awesome:
Title: Now As Before.
Author: etherati
Pairing: Nite Owl/Rorschach
Warnings: Zombies. Blair Roche (at one point in the story, a little girl is kidnapped. She is not rescued in time. There are no warnings for it because it's canon)

New York City is overrun by zombies created by Science! and Dan & Rorschach are basically trapped there trying to make the best of it. It's a fic that ought to be cracky but is instead beautiful and atmospheric and full of a sort of tight-stretched tension that wouldn't let me stop reading until I got the end (and what does it say about Watchmen that a zombie apocalypse actually improves Rorschach and Daniel's lives for the better?). I swear, it's really romantic and sweet for a zombie apocalypse fic.

Edited at 2009-07-14 12:14 pm (UTC)
Jul. 14th, 2009 12:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
May. 22nd, 2010 07:30 pm (UTC)
So, apparently this is ancient, but I only just discovered this comm and couldn't resist adding my two cents. May I say that I was disappointed that there isn't any kingdom hearts on here? Does that mean you guys don't like it? :( Um, even so, I would like to make a few recs...

Kingdom Hearts:
The Unfamiliar: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3881487/1/ by the.israel.project107
Waiting: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3375538/1/ by A Spot Of Bother -- There is a line in chapter 4 that literally gave me CHILLS
Life on the Blitz: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3459498/1/ by finem

One Piece:
RUMBLE!: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2834434/1/ by TreeStar
To Be Broken, Only to Heal Again: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3619600/1/ by tshapo-chi
Memories: http://stark-black.livejournal.com/36307.html by stark-black

I Come to You in Pieces: http://stark-black.livejournal.com/35489.html by stark-black

These are all mostly slash with gen on the side in all of them. I adore them all. :) They also all get kinda angsty or so at some point or another but they all end WONDERFULLY :3 so don't worry <3
May. 23rd, 2010 02:30 am (UTC)
Thanks for the recs! I can't speak for the other reccers, but I have to admit that I don't actually know what Kingdom Hearts is. Manga, I'm guessing? At any rate, I'm willing to give any fandom a shot, but it's best if you know if a good starter fic for someone who knows nothing at all about the canon, that'd probably be the best place for me to start.
May. 23rd, 2010 04:08 am (UTC)
Oh! Kingdom Hearts is a video game series (there is a manga based off of it, so your guess was close, lol). It's a Square Enix one with Disney and some original characters and some Squeenix characters (Cloud, Aerith, Leon/Squall, Cid). It's also one of those series that kind of accidentally THROWS the fandom some yaoi fodder in the form of Sora and Riku (the main character and his bff who turns out to be sorta the bad guy in the first game but not really) and Axel and Roxas (two other characters that show up in the second game). There's also Organization XIII (thirteen), a group of bad guys in big black trench coats with hoods. In this organization, there are 12 men and 1 woman. Which is just asking for yaoi to be written about them. It's a really complex universe and has some really excellent pairings. Favorites of mine are Zexion/Lexeaus (two Org. XIII guys) and Axel/Roxas (which is basically the most popular slash pairing of the series, followed very closely by Sora/Riku).

As far as starter fics... um... well, two of ones I rec'd are AU, (the first and third) while the second one is a reincarnation sorta deal. Also, all three of them take liberties with including characters from other Final Fantasy series', since so many are there already, so you'll find people you know and love in all of them, probably. It's hard to say if there are any that would be good for someone who doesn't know much about the fandom, since as an avid fic reader yourself, you can appreciate it when someone goes all out and puts in so many nuances and things from the series that just makes it feel *real* that you're just blown away. And, since you don't really know the fandom, it's harder for you to appreciate it. BUT if you feel like just reading them for the sake of reading them, they are all in the kind of place where you can do that and just read them for the story :D

The One Piece and Bleach ones are the kind of fics I mentioned where so much stuff from the series is jammed in there that you are just drawn in. Stark-Black is just an amazing writer in general, she has a LOT of stuff and it's all on her LJ, so you should be sure to check her out :)
May. 23rd, 2010 09:22 pm (UTC)
May. 22nd, 2010 07:36 pm (UTC)

Star Trek XI:
Atlas http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5344838/1/ by Angel Baby1
Both Ways at Once: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5290078/1/ by lyricoloratura
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