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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.


Jan. 19th, 2009 06:24 pm (UTC)
I would love to push Live Free or Die Hard out of small fandoms all on my own! ;-)

Title: The Walking Wounded
Author: Kate Andrews (svilleficrecs)
Fandom: Live Free or Die Hard
Pairing: John/Matt
Summary: Matt is obsessing on John's wounds and scars.
Link: The Walking Wounded (2nd part linked at the bottom of the first)

Review: The first Die Hard 4 fic I ever read, and still one of my favorites. Matt's brain just won't stop thinking him into circles, and John is just as low-key and practical as you'd expect. Really interesting exploration of the perverse nature of kinks, and how real life can pop you out of the weird headspaces you can get yourself into.

Title: Die Hard 4.5 : I'll Be Hard for Christmas
Author: Aja (bookshop)
Fandom: Live Free or Die Hard
Pairing: John/Matt
Summary: Like the above fic, takes place post-fire sale and during the Congressional hearings.
Link: Die Hard 4.5 : I'll Be Hard for Christmas

Review: Written for Yuletide 2008, this fic is everything you could hope for in gruff John snarkitude, endearingly flaily Matt, and their unlikely romance. Bonus fabulous OC in the aide they are assigned in DC, and a gleefully happy ending for nerdly political junkies (if you aren't one, google Nate Silver for the in-joke).

Title: Pretty Little Death Song: 5 Ways Matt Farrell Died
Author: Salieri (troyswann)
Fandom: Live Free or Die Hard
Pairing: John/Matt
Summary: "It's a metaphor. Really." Matt's adventures don't end after the fire sale, so John's don't either.
Link: Pretty Little Death Song: 5 Ways Matt Farrell Died

Review: Salieri is one of the best writers in any fandom, and every fandom she turns her hand to. Her characterizations are spot on, and her metaphors are beautiful, while at the same time illustrating what's going on far more perfectly than straight prose. I'm so glad she's writing DH4!

Jan. 19th, 2009 06:38 pm (UTC)
Hey, you can rec DH4 fic to me *any* time:)

(Also, I have at least one DH4 rec already written up, possibly more... Too many recs, not enough time!)

Jan. 19th, 2009 07:00 pm (UTC)
W00t! :D
Jan. 19th, 2009 07:05 pm (UTC)
The problem is, I am handling three of the largest fandoms all by myself (Due South, The Sentinel, and Harry/Snape) as well as several of the larger small fandoms (J&W, Merlin, DH4) *and* am down to only reccing once a week. It probably says something that I now have enough recs already written to last me until July. (Actually, I'm starting to look forward to hitting 500 members, if only so I have an excuse to post a bonus rec. Or ten:)
Jan. 19th, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC)
Really, I won't complain if you dole out extras ahead of time!
Jan. 19th, 2009 07:43 pm (UTC)
Well, one of the rules of the comm is that reccers can only post one rec a day (it minimizes burnout and ensures a very consistent flow of recs), which means I need to come up with good excuses to post bonus recs (membership drives! membership thresholds! Holidays! Birthdays! I'm getty pretty good at inventing reasons:)


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Short: under 2,000 words
Medium: 2,000-15,000 words
Long: 15,000-40,000 words
Epic: 40,000-100,000 words
Super Epic: 100,000+ words


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