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RR -- Teeny, Tiny Fandoms

It's Teeny, Tiny Fandom Week here at Epic Recs.  And by Teeny, Tiny Fandom Week, we don't mean ER's usual definition of small fandom (which still includes The X-Files) or even the world's definition of small fandom (which includes Jeeves and Wooster), we mean *really* tiny fandoms.  Ones where you can count the number of epic stories on one hand (or, in some cases, on one finger).  Whee!

Before we get to the reccing, there's something I've been meaning to do for a while.  First, I should explain that I have recently discovered that fanfiction.net is not completely awful.  Yes, its interface sucks, and it's a memory hog, and its advertising is completely obnoxious, and the entire manga/anime section is an exercise in dashing raised expectations, but there *is* some good fic there, if you're just willing to look.

Fortunately for everyone, Raimond has managed to take care of most of the above problems with her fantastic program, Fanfiction Downloader.  Just cut and paste the URL for the first chapter of the story you want to read and the program downloads all chapters of the fic and saves them as a plain HTML file with nothing but the story text.  Simply brilliant.  (Note, there are other sites supported aside from ff.net, but sadly their interfaces are so freaking bad I can't even figure out which stories I want to read on those archives, *sob*).

Why am I bringing this up now?  I'll be reccing some fic from ff.net over the next few months and as some are very long, I'm not going to link to each chapter.  Instead, I'll post the main URL to the story and note that it's located on ff.net.  After that, it's up to you as to how you want to read it.  

Now, on to the reccing!

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:
Teeny, Tiny Fandoms
Previous Topics:
Genres:
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Marriage of Convenience
-Harleqin AUs
-Homeless!fic
-Humor
-Fluff
-Crack!fic
-Holiday!fic
-Silly!fic
-Attempted Suicide
-Horror
-Amnesia
-Hurt/Comfort

Fandoms:
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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)
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Due South fic (F/V would be a bonus, as I haven't read any before)
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The Sentinel
-Highlander
-Smallville
-Monster Harry Potter Epics
-Vids
-Original Fiction
-Small Fandoms

Pairings
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Epic McShep

Comments

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lothy
Jun. 16th, 2008 04:50 pm (UTC)
Ff.net has some *excellent* fic - far more of them than any other archive on the net (not surprising, when it's a million times bigger than any other archive on the net). It's also, I've found, one of the most user-friendly when you've found a fic to read, what with email notifications, favourites lists, easy to read black-on-white with options for changing text size, etc.

The problem is, of course, finding the good fics, especially in fandoms like HP where there's a lot of kids writing. I find that the only ways to search the site really are the C2s or favourites lists of people you've read & enjoyed stories from. Mostly, though, I just follow recs from off-site.

Anyway, I tend to get a bit enthusiastic when defending ff.net, so to the point:

Tiny fandom recs

I think I've given you the link to this before, but for the sake of anyone else reading the thread:

Air Force One: Give a Mouse a Cookie by Taliesin

I rather enjoyed it, even if I found the pairing rather unlikely.

Others:

The Princess Diaries: If You Want a Place in the History Books by Kathryne

The Terminator: The Unwritten Future by Pouncer

Wonderfalls: Jesus Complex by trascendenza

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Galactic Miscellany by Rheanna

I'm not really sure *how* big this fandom is as I haven't really looked:

Joan of Arcadia: Goodnight, Moon by Yahtzee

Also, if crossovers where one fandom is tiny are included:

Bridget Jones' Diary x Alias:
Jack Bristow at the Edge of Reason
by Yahtzee

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy x Firefly: An Accurate Mind by Mara Greengrass


Edited at 2008-06-16 04:54 pm (UTC)
jane_elliot
Jun. 16th, 2008 04:55 pm (UTC)
I have found lots of good fic in smaller fandoms at ff.net -- for the bigger ones, however, I've had absolutely no luck. (Though, I will say that all of the things you like about ff.net are the things I don't like, which probably explains why I'm not a huge fan. On the other hand, it could be much, much worse (adultfanfiction.net, anyone?)) On the plus side, since I'm only interested in smaller fandoms on ff.net and I'm willing to give anything over 10,000 words a shot, you'll find quite a few recs here that might not have been found elsewhere. Especially with me having recently downloaded 100+ fics in twenty or so fandoms:)

And, wow! Thanks for the recs!

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slytherin_gypsy
Jun. 16th, 2008 05:09 pm (UTC)
Wow! This program is pure genius! Thanks for sharing it with us :)
jane_elliot
Jun. 16th, 2008 05:16 pm (UTC)
Isn't it? debris_k was the first person to show it to me and it really is amazing. And it means ff.net recs (Newsies! Beauty and the Beast! More fandoms I can't think of off the top of my head!)
meishali
Jun. 16th, 2008 11:16 pm (UTC)
Too bad this programme doesn't work on my MAC computers. :(
jane_elliot
Jun. 17th, 2008 02:53 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry:(
lucidscreamer
Jun. 16th, 2008 11:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the link to the fic downloader program. I like saving fic to read off-line, so I'm sure it'll be a huge help.

BTW, if you enable Adblocker (under Extras on FF.net's main page), you won't see ads on the site. You have to re-enable it every 2 or 3 days (I forget which), but it's worth it to browse ad-free.
jane_elliot
Jun. 17th, 2008 02:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I have to admit that I only go through ff.net once a month (to see if any of the fandoms I read have new completed fic), but even that is a challenge with the ads everywhere.
coprime
Jun. 17th, 2008 03:59 am (UTC)
Marvel comics is not a teeny fandom, but the Steve/Tony corner of it is. And only has two epic stories, both by the same authors.

Resurrection, Reconstruction, and Redemption (and its sequels Readjustment and Hostages to Fortune) by seanchai and elspethdixon: It is author-admitted blatant shipper fic that sets out to fix Marvel's Civil War event. It is very epic with Resurrection having a 90k word count, Readjustment 37k, and Hostages 47k. (And there are some plot threads in Hostages that are left open as set-up for another story.) There is lots of angst and cuddles and messy emotions all while trying to make things right and defeat supervillains.

I remember you have issues with death fics, and while I wouldn't classify this story as such, it does start with Steve dead because Marvel killed him off during Civil War. He's resurrected right in the beginning of Chapter 1, but Tony was left pretty broken by his death, so. I don't know how much you want to read about the aftermath of a character's death, even if he's dead in the story for less than 2000 words.

The only other epic Steve/Tony is The Roughest Day (It's about 44k words.), also by seanchai and elspethdixon. It's set before Civil War, so there's no major character death, not even offscreen. (At one point Steve and Tony both think Tony's dying, but he does not, I promise.) Angst and cuddles while saving the world! And as a coda, there's Things Are Looking Up which takes place after The Roughest Day and is just a nice little bit of fluff.
jane_elliot
Jun. 17th, 2008 02:55 pm (UTC)
Hee! I read this and immediately said, "Who's Steve?" I'm assuming Tony is the guuy from Iron Man? (Which, actually, I'm only assuming because the movie just came out.)

I have absolutely no issue with character death if the character actually ends up being alive, so the first sounds very promising. And angst and cuddles are my favorite kinds of fic:)

Thanks for the recs!
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egelantier
Jun. 19th, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC)
this ff.net program is absolutely best thing ever (I've finally got this 85 chapters long Snape h/c story down on my palm and pretty happy about it) - thank you, and thank the author!

as for little fandoms - here're A Strange Adventure with Mrs. Nakamura the Safety Consultant, incredibly good spirited away fic.
jane_elliot
Jun. 19th, 2008 06:19 pm (UTC)
Isn't it? I totally agree:)

Also, 85 chapters of Snapish goodness? Is the story finished? If so, can I have a link?

Thanks for the rec!
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sweet_fallacy
Sep. 25th, 2008 12:52 am (UTC)
Fandom: Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney
Title: Shout!
Author: kyogou
Pairing: Apollo Justice/Klavier Gavin
Rating: G
Word count: 1,473
Summary: You know you make me wanna...


Fandom: The Breakfast Club
Title: A Lobotomy and Some Tights
Author: shrift
Pairing: John Bender/Brian Johnson
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 20k
Summary: Of stalking by skinny math geeks, broken ceramic elephants, and Bender's specialty bongs.


Fandom: The Breakfast Club
Title: Higher Education
Author: resonant8
Pairing: John Bender/Brian Johnson
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 82K
Summary: John Bender gets a life.

Sequel:
Title: Bare
Author: resonant8
Pairing: John Bender/Brian Johnson
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 866
Summary: John lives for danger. A smutlet in the Higher Education universe.


Fandom: The Breakfast Club
Title: Teenage Wildlife
Author: hkath
Pairing: John Bender/Brian Johnson
Rating: R
Word Count: 1,800
Summary: Late-night searching, soul and otherwise.


Fandom: Hancock
Title: Flight
Author: resonant8
Pairing: John Hancock/Ray Embrey
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 1,765
Summary: You wanna know why superheroes don't have friends, Ray?


Fandom: The Matador
Title: Being for the Benefit of Mr. Wright
Author: Dorinda
Pairing: Danny Wright/Julian Noble
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 18,400
Summary: What happened during the rest of that night in Mexico? Oh, you know.drinking, shooting, fleeing, stealing, lying, sexing, smoking.business as usual.


Fandom: Labyrinth
Title: A Forfeit of Dreams (Epilogue)
Author: klmorgan
Pairing: Jareth/Sarah Williams
Rating: R
Word Count: 130,848 (Epilogue: 19,248 WDMC: 64,044)
Summary: If you had a second chance, would you take it? If you had a choice, would you do the right thing? And if you had a dream... what would you give to make it come true?
Reader's Notes: Online fans consider this to be the unofficial sequel to the movie and there is little wonder as to why. It's like she took the world created in the movie and showed you the other half that was hidden in the shadows. I suspect that What Dreams Must Come (the sequel) will flip that world over once more to expose it's underbelly... if the story is ever continued.
jane_elliot
Sep. 25th, 2008 02:45 am (UTC)
OMG, you are the coolest person *ever*! Thank you!
sweet_fallacy
Sep. 25th, 2008 02:15 am (UTC)
Fandom: FLCL
Title: Longshot Bet
Author: shusu
Pairing: Haruko/Naota, Naoto/Ninamori
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 5,400
Summary: When a Vespa falls out of the sky, does it make a sound?
jane_elliot
Sep. 25th, 2008 02:46 am (UTC)
Thanks again! (BTW, for the Labrynth fic -- does that have a happy ending? I'm afraid I'm shallow:)
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