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RR -- Farewell Mei!

For those who don't know, meishali was the very first co-reccer at epic_recs and was my co-mod for years.  She's fabulous, supportive, and often served as the very glue that kept this comm together.  I wish her best in all of her future adventures (though I'm going to totally miss all of our 'state of the comm' chats:)  And now I want to send her off in style!  Thus today's theme: recs for Mei!

Some suggestions:
-Mei's fandoms -- Supernatural, Supernatural RPS, Harry Potter, Star Trek Reboot
-Mei's favorite pairings -- Rare!  J2!  Rare!  McShep!  Rare!  Original Slash!
-Mei's favorite genres -- anything with zombies, casefiles, podfics, epics (both in length and scope)

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).
-Stories as a single file are preferred, if available.
-WE ARE CURRENTLY SEEKING NEW RECCERS.  Reccers are accepted by invitation only and the invitations are issued primarily based on their response to RR posts.  If you're interested, respond to this post (or one of the other RR posts originated by me) with a full rec, including Title, Author, Rating, Pairing, Genres, Length, Summary, and Review (including details of why you liked the story). 

That said, have at it!

Today's Topic: Farewell, Mei!

Previous RR topics can be found here.

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laurie_ky
Jul. 15th, 2010 04:08 am (UTC)
Hmm. she likes Zombies, Supernatural, and Podfics.

Okay. I loved this epic tale of the Zombie Apocalypse. And it comes complete with podfic, appendixes, art, and is a great story by Baylor in the Supernatural fandom.

Sam, Dean, and Dean's special angel friend Castiel are trying to get to Bobby's place before the zombies eat their brains.

Apocalypse Z
by baylorsr

Laurie
meishali
Jul. 15th, 2010 03:56 pm (UTC)
I haven't had time to go through the fics for this year's SPN J2 BB, but you've probably help me pick out the story I'm most likely to read first. Thank you!
lilya7
Jul. 15th, 2010 08:10 am (UTC)
I have two recs for now:

1) "The Golden Age" by Arsinoe de Blassenville (Harry Potter)

Post DH. In the wake of victory, Harry struggles with life, love, and the reform of the British wizarding world. He learns that life is complex, and that happy endings are fleeting.

Heavily based on DH characterization - what would happen went through life with the same mindframe they had when we last saw them? This is a scarily accurate answer.
Ends up with canon pairings
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3682339/1/The_bGolden_b_bAge_b

2) We Happy Few by SylvanWitch (Supernatural)

Summary: When Dean, archer of Winchester, stumbles over Samuel, boy, on the march to Agincourt, he expects to teach the boy a lesson. Instead, he learns a few things himself.

A lovely historical AU. The wording alone is a thing of unsuprassed beauty.

http://samdean.archive.nu/viewstory.php?sid=2561
meishali
Jul. 15th, 2010 03:57 pm (UTC)
Two new epics for me! Thanks!
lilya7
Jul. 16th, 2010 07:46 am (UTC)
You're welcome :-)
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meishali
Jul. 15th, 2010 03:59 pm (UTC)
Re: Goodbye! :(
SPN AU and Elizabeth/Peter/Neal OT3! Thank you!
mama_pyjama
Jul. 15th, 2010 08:29 pm (UTC)
This hits both the Harry Potter and the Zombies buttons.

http://community.livejournal.com/sshg_exchange/141371.html

Title: The Proper Care and Feeding of Zombies
Author: silburygirl
Rating: Mature
Summary: Vampires aren't the only undead in need of a little love.
meishali
Jul. 16th, 2010 05:53 pm (UTC)
Don't think I've read any SS/HG (I'm a DM/HG girl) but this sounds great. Thank you!
jake42137
Jul. 15th, 2010 09:25 pm (UTC)
Fandom: Supernatural
Title: The Only People For Me Are The Mad Ones; Master Post
Author: who_favor_fire
Rating: NC-17
Pairings: Dean/Jess, Sam/Jess, Mentions of Jess/OMC and Dean/OFC
Genres: pre-series, humor
Length: ~22,000 words
Summary: Sometime’s he’s eerily worried that he’s stumbled across his female self. That Jess is him, just from some alternate universe where he has girl parts, and no Sammy. Not that he has Sam anymore. Or, An AU pre-series wherein Dean goes to Stanford to spy on Sam and meets Jess. She might be crazy and he might be in the C.I.A. and Dean knows it's probably not going to end well.

Here's something from this year's SPN Big Bang that I liked a lot, that is also a rare pairing! (Well, I consider Dean/Jess a rare pairing because I rarely enjoy them together as much as I did in this fic.) The author's unique take on Jess's character turns the usual angsty Stanford-days fic into an engaging romantic-comedy.

Good luck in your RL adventures Mei, I enjoy your recs very much!
meishali
Jul. 16th, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC)
Looks like I really need to catch up with this year's Big Bang. Thanks!

It may be a few years before my RL settles down enough for me to get back to full time here, but I will be looking forward to it. :)
dv_12383
Jan. 16th, 2011 02:24 pm (UTC)
Loved this story
cheetahanabel
Jul. 19th, 2010 07:47 am (UTC)
Awwww
I'm so sad that you're leaving! Hope RL calms down a little. I have a couple Supernatural recs for you, but I can probably dig up a bunch of Supernatural RPS tomorrow or the next day.

Title: The Girlfriend Experience
Fandom: Supernatural
Pairing: Dean/Castiel
Categories: hurt/comfort, angst, virgin
Length: ~15,000 words
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: rageprufrock
Website: AO3

Review: So I did not have the highest expectations for this...and it turned out to be really very good. Castiel is, understandably, a virgin. But as he becomes more human, certain body parts begin to react in a very human way. And since Dean is his bestest friend, he obviously gets called on to help out.

I love how realistic this is as a virgin fic. There are so few fandoms which have characters that really could be virgins, and this story makes me a happy believer as far as Cas is concerned. Castiel's reactions throughout this story are simply hilarious, and Sam's equally so. But despite the humor, this is based on a relationship involving Dean, so you better believe it's anything but clear sailing. There were a few grammatical errors, but nothing too glaring.

The Girlfriend Experience



Title: The Air Moves in to Fill the Spaces Where My Body's Been; The Frightened Inch Between Our Skins
Fandom: Supernatural
Pairing: Sam/Dean; Sam/manyOFCs; Sam/OMC; Sam/Dean/OFC (off-screen Dean/manyOFCs; Dean/OMC)
Categories: angst, pwp
Length: together ~11,000 words
Warnings: incest, un-safe sex, incest, multiple partners, incest

Author on LJ: britomart_is
Website: Fic

Review: I generally find it very difficult to read Sam/Dean as a pairing. The incest is really difficult to overcome. That being said, these fics are ridiculously good.

One of Dean's girlfriends gets pissed at him and decides to get back at him by making out with his baby brother. Oh and she just happens to have just finished giving Dean head. Instead of being grossed out by it, it turns Sam on. What happens next? Lots and lots of sex. It's really interesting how the author takes all of these separate encounters and shapes them into an obsession.

The Air Moves in to Fill the Spaces Where My Body's Been
The Frightened Inch Between Our Skins
meishali
Jul. 20th, 2010 03:39 am (UTC)
Re: Awwww
I <3 U! Yes, I would definitely enjoy more SPN/SPN RPS recs; haven't been following the Big Bang as closely as I would like this year, so any pointers is welcome. :)
cheetahanabel
Jul. 22nd, 2010 04:11 am (UTC)
Re: Awwww
Oops. Actually I haven't read NEW J2 in...well let's see, I read felisblanco's The Doors Of Time, which was out in February. Of 2009. That being said, I have quite a few favorites which have never made it onto this site. Should I send a list of links? You can tell me what you haven't read and I can send a little review...Or should I just not? Up to you.
meishali
Jul. 22nd, 2010 06:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Awwww
Please do post some links/recs. I definitely haven't read or even heard of EVERY good J2 fic, and this is a good chance to catch up on all the stories I've missed!
cheetahanabel
Jul. 22nd, 2010 07:24 pm (UTC)
Re: Awwww
Okay, here goes:

Title: Cattle Rancher, Convenient Wife
Author on lj: 1ightning
Length: Long
Rec: This is a Harlequin J2 AU with plenty of humor and a good amount of angst. No other characters than the boys.

Title: A Breath Away From Where We Are and sequel Breathing in the Space You've Come To Inhabit
Author on lj: annkiri
Length: Epic
Rec: These are two of my favorite fics of all time. About every character from CW is here, with most of them kicking some heinous butt. There is a hint of partner betrayal, but mostly this is just insanely awesome fic. These stories are written from two different POV's over the same period of time. But there is no feeling of 'I've read that before' or 'my god, how many more times do we have to hear about this frikkin party'. A few grammatical errors.

Title: If It Wasn't For You Meddling Kids
Author on lj: apocalypsos
Length: Long
Rec: This is a CW RPS Superhero AU...seriously, are you still reading this rec list...cause you should be reading this fic...CW RPS SUPERHERO AU!!!

Title: I Taught Your Boyfriend That Thing You Like
Author on lj: apocalypsos
Length: Long
Rec: Another AU. Jared is a really really really REALLY REALLY gay gossip blogger. Jensen is a hot movie actor. The writing is so insanely witty I was about crying I was laughing so hard.

Title: So Close To My Heart
Author on lj: audrarose
Length: Long
Rec: Okay, first off, the name is too corny for words, especially since this isn't crack. It's a little schmoopy and a lot dramatic and I really adore how it starts up in the middle of action and ends in the middle of ACTION. There's nothing gratuitous about this fic. No gratuitous adowabuwl widdle five-year-olds, just an average five-year-old with an average five-year-old's proclivities. No gratuitous sex, just a well drawn portrait of skin and touch that speaks of love. I'm not going to say this was my favorite story ever because it's not, it's just a remarkably well-written piece that gives me some hope that good drama isn't dead.

Okay, almost made it through the A's. More tomorrow.
cheetahanabel
Jul. 23rd, 2010 06:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Awwww
Alright, here are a few more.

Title: Crushed in Cordova
Author on lj: aynslee
Length: Medium
Rec: It's kind of a spin off of 'Sleepless in Seattle' with Jensen playing the widower. Very cute.

Title: The Dallas Deception
Author on lj: aynslee
Length: Long
Rec: Angsty angsty angsty. The plot is a little sketchy in places but the writing is impeccable and the characters are well drawn and likable.

Title: Can't Point the Way to Your Heart
Podfic: http://community.livejournal.com/audio_by_juice/11223.html
Author on lj: belyste
Reader on lj: juice817
Length: Long
Rec: This is J2 a la 'Hitch.' Adorable Jensen in love with Jared from the word go, and adorable Jared completely clueless.

Title: Man's Best Friend
Podfic: http://community.livejournal.com/audio_by_juice/3410.html
Author on lj: belyste
Reader on lj: belyste
Length: Long
Rec: Jensen gets turned into a dog. Guess who ends up taking care of him... (I hate dogs and still loved this fic.)

Title: Something Borrowed, Something Blue
Author on lj: belyste
Length: Long
Rec: This is a J2 adaptation of 'The Wedding Date' which sounds bad (that movie seriously sucked) but is actually a whole lot better than expected. Jensen is a sweetheart, not a jackass like Mulroney's character. Jared, unlike Messing, is so innocent. And totally in love.

Title: Spin the Light to Gold
Podfic: http://community.livejournal.com/audio_by_juice/9090.html
Author on lj: belyste
Reader on lj: juice817
Length: Epic
Rec: The thing I really respected about this fic is this is the closest to accurate description of summer camp I've read yet in fanfic. The characters in this are all awesome, especially the Sophia/Chad relationship.

Well, I made it through two good authors...more tomorrow.
meishali
Jul. 26th, 2010 04:27 am (UTC)
Re: Awwww
I love movie AUs! Thank you!
meishali
Jul. 24th, 2010 05:33 am (UTC)
Re: Awwww
Thank you! I've only one story out of all of them, and now I can happily add more fics to my to-read list! :D
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