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Reader's Rec -- Homeless!fic

It has come to my attention that the explanation and execution of the Reader's Recs is making no sense whatsoever.  Er, sorry about that (please continue to send feedback like that in, BTW -- this community is for you, and I'd like it to be as useful as possible:)

To that end, I'm switching things up a bit. First of all, RR's will be posted as I come up with them, rather than at a set time each week.  They have nothing to do with the recs I post each week, so please don't feel limited by the fandoms I'm reccing in or the pairings I'm posting.

Secondly, I'll be posting links to all past RR's each time I post a new one.  If you read a story that fits into an earlier theme/topic, please feel free to rec away!

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: Homeless!fic

Previous Topics:
-Marriage of Convenience
-Harleqin AUs

-Long Due South AUs
-Crime Procedurals (anyone posting Bones (Boothe/Bones) or Monk (Stottlemeyer/Disher) fic gets a rec in any fandom of their choice, even if I have to acquaint myself with the fandom first)
-Due South fic (F/V would be a bonus, as I haven't read any before)


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Aug. 6th, 2007 02:00 am (UTC)
... I think I'm monofandom here:

Sentinel slash fanfiction - Legion's Denatured: http://www.squidge.org/~theforest/lrecent/Silent.htm

There was another one, I think by Em Brunson, but I also think that that migth have been a WIP and I can't find a weblink to it either...

Aug. 6th, 2007 02:31 pm (UTC)
Ooo, great rec! I already wrote up the review for that one and have it saved for Sentinel Week (next week:) Man, I'm such a sucker for homeless!fic...

Also, I think Em's site's been down for, like, ever. It's a pity, too, as I hear great things about her writing, but haven't had a chance to read any of it yet.
Aug. 6th, 2007 11:41 pm (UTC)
Caveat: don't remember what you already rec'd... ^^VV
She's got an LJ (she is currently in Supernatural), and she's slowly getting up her barebones webpage up. She doesn't have her Sentinel fic up yet, drat it.

Legion has another sorta homeless fic - "Grey Realities" - I think if you go to her home page it's at the 'older than a year' stories.


It's the third of a series, though, so... *shrug*.

And for gen Sentinel fic (in case you haven't found these two) -

TVlit 101. I like all of her series; she says there's more on the way, but it's been a long time since she updated, and I don't think she's on LJ.

Gen, with a shading to slash, with Sentinel crossover with ... everything - Due South, CSI, SGA (this one is slash and is archived on wraithbait) is Dasha's Imperfections series.


She has an LJ as well (which is how I found some of her other tie-ins to Imperfections that weren't archived at the Sentinel page):

Um. Random recs - completely UNRELATED to the Homeless theme or the Sentinel week coming up... (as I was looking over my flist, they occurred to me)

Harry Potter (Severus Snape/Harry Potter):
(ok, I cheated. There's two. One I meant, and one I found on the way to the one I meant to rec... *headdesk* (and then I get distracted into yet another story while I'm searching down that particular rec. *sigh*))

Cluegirl's "Severus Snape and the Ghostwritten Romance": http://archive.skyehawke.com/story.php?no=3594
This is a riff off of Cyrano - but personally? I like it better than the story it was based off of. *g*.

And... you might want to check anything that Cluegirl has written:
Is on LJ as well.

Caligraphy's "The Fourth Year" and "So Lonely Without You": http://archive.skyehawke.com/authors.php?no=845
is the author page with the fic.

Lord of the Rings (Legolas/Gimli): Brancher's "They say of the Elves" http://www.trinityslash.com/other/TSAE.html
This fic is short, but so beautifully written. This was one I kept reading and rereading. I believe this author also wrote several fairy tale based Sentinel fictions. Brancher was on LJ, but, now there are no posts and either the LJ was purged but not deleted, or... I don't know.
Aug. 7th, 2007 03:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Caveat: don't remember what you already rec'd... ^^VV
Holy crow. I don't think I've read *any* of these. Thanks!

Off to download...
Aug. 7th, 2007 06:49 pm (UTC)
Re: Caveat: don't remember what you already rec'd... ^^VV
Oh, good! I'll, um, keep randomly adding authors and stories as I come across them that I liked. ^^ I've drifted across many fandoms and I tend to devour fic rather rapidly, so. I have a lot of bookmarks; some of them are lost on other computers...
Aug. 7th, 2007 11:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Caveat: don't remember what you already rec'd... ^^VV
random drive-by author rec:

May. 6th, 2008 04:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Caveat: don't remember what you already rec'd... ^^VV
Wonderful HP recs. Thank you.
Aug. 7th, 2007 05:17 am (UTC)
On the homeless!fic front, Romslinger (sorry, don't know if she's got an LJ) wrote one I love: Harbor of My Heart. It's a nice, long, meaty AU, with homeless!Jim and cop!Blair. Plus! I found when looking for this one that she's written a companion piece called Haven of My Soul, in which Blair is the homeless one. Haven't read this yet, but I've pretty much loved everything else of hers, so... :-)

P.S. Sorry this is late; that'll teach me to slack off reading LJ!
Aug. 7th, 2007 02:52 pm (UTC)
Actually, Harbor of My Heart has already been recced here (and I *loved* it). Haven of My Soul probably will be recced as well, though I didn't like it quite as much as Harbor of My Heart (possibly because HoMH is my single favorite homeless!fic of all time:)

Thanks for the recs!
Aug. 7th, 2007 06:47 pm (UTC)
Oops, sorry about the duplicate, should have checked! And yeah, I agreed; "Haven" isn't as good as "Harbor", unfortunately -- I finished reading it last night.

As a substitute for "Harbor", how about The Lazarus Gap, by dolimir_k? Nice long Smallville AU in which both Clark and Lex end up homeless. There's also amnesia involved -- don't know if you like that as much as I do, but I consider it an added bonus. :-)
Aug. 7th, 2007 06:57 pm (UTC)
Ooo, excellent. I actually haven't read that one before (I never realized how well-read I was in fanfic till folks started reccing to me), so it's going on my 'read right now' list:)

Aug. 7th, 2007 06:16 am (UTC)
Does Today's Topic have to cover one of the fandoms you have listed under the fandoms listing? Under your tags? I read quite a few more and am just interested if you would like more long - epic length recs - in other fandoms.

And what do you consider epic? Long? Medium? etc. I consider long anything from 75k-150k. Epic is 151k or more. But do you count it as an epic if there are a half dozen 50k stories in the series? A dozen 20k? I realize you said it does not have to be epic but there are so many great epic stories out there. It's fun to have a place to go that just covers them.
Aug. 7th, 2007 03:05 pm (UTC)
Re: Question???
Darn, still not clear. When I'm no longer feeling like death (which will hopefully be very, very soon), I'll need to tweak this again.

Today's topic can be in *any* fandom (including one I've never recced in before, or even read before -- I've got a couple of fandoms I'm tracking down canon for so I can read recs that were given to me). The other fandoms are listed because they were previous topics.

Very vague guidelines for length (vauge because I usually guess at all of these numbers:):
-Short -- under 3,000 words
-Medium -- under 10,000 words -or- one long LJ post -or- under 100 KB
-Long -- 100-250 KB
-Epic -- Over 250 KB (I'm serious about my epics:)

You can rec in any length, but I'll be more likely to review things for the community if they are long or epic. And if there's a completed series that can be recced in one post (i.e., I like all of the stories in the series), I add up the lengths of all of the stories to come up with a designation.

That said, bring on the epics! (And, in case I didn't mention this before, I *love* recs in new fandoms -- I've read just about everything long in my current fandoms, and am always looking for a new fanfic fix. Thanks!)
Aug. 8th, 2007 10:11 am (UTC)
Hey, I wanted to wait until you perhaps wanted RR's for dark dystopias or D/s-relationships or OCs before I gave you this - but to mark the occasion, I'm giving it to you now with my best recommendations: Manna's 'The Administration'-series (about a million MB) the first of which are to be published this fall:

Aug. 8th, 2007 02:34 pm (UTC)
Huh. Is this original fic? And a million MB? Whee!

Thanks for the rec!

(BTW, who's publishing it?)
Aug. 9th, 2007 09:46 am (UTC)
See the linky! I don't remember the name, but it's in Manna's post above.

It's a wonderful, wonderful - imo not exactly dark, but in fact pretty realistic - sci-fi original slash or rather m/m-romance, with the romance not being exactly romantic in a harlequin-way, but immensely satisfying for someone who likes gritty realism.
Nov. 19th, 2009 09:16 am (UTC)
omigod! thank you very very much for reccing Manna's The Administration' Series. i couldn't get enough of it. i swear, if it is available in my country i'd definitely buy all books.
as it is, there is a plan for me to tag along my aunt to england next june (2010) so hopefully i can save up to buy all printed books *dreamy eyes* it's really good stuff. i'm craving more toreth/warrick *sigh*

anyway, that was my first read of original SLASH fic. -well, apart from anne rice's vampire but that's a different thing.- and now that i'm done with (online) administration series, i'd like to read other original slash fic but i have no idea where to start searching ^.^; could you help recs? please? the longer the better :)
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Medium: 2,000-15,000 words
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