I appreciate the irony of my icon. Thermometer says -20 (about -28C); however, the Internet weather claims that it's -30 in town, so either it's warmer on our side of the hills, or the thermometer is reading high because it's next to the window. It's definitely cold, though -- bitter, hands-freezing-to-metal cold. Isn't Dec. 21 supposed to be the official "first day of winter"? Is it entirely fair that it's supposed to be -40 tonight when it isn't even officially winter yet?
Some recently read stories that I can't rec at stargategenrec
because they're either not SGA, or not gen:Next Year in Jerusalem
- SPN, PG, gen
A short, really wonderfully written Bobby POV, overlapping with the events of the flashback in the SPN Christmas episode. It reminded me how much I love Bobby, and why.12 Days of Christmas
- SGA, PG-13, John/Rodney
Rec'd not so much for the Christmas-ness of it (which doesn't matter that much to me) but the hilarity of it. My sister and I used to joke about this exact problem with the "12 Days of Christmas" song when we were kids, and I loved this Atlantis twist on it. If you're not a slash reader, there's actually just a little bit of slash at the end; you might want to give it a try anyway.
Crap, my dish towel just fell in the bread dough! Ahem. Sorry. You can tell what I'm doing while I'm writing this. Continuing...Male Enhancement
- SGA, NC-17, John/Rodney
I'm actually very, very torn on this story. I'm torn because the first 3/4 or so is, hands down, one of the best AUs I've ever read in this fandom; I would seriously read this one as a novel.
I was amazed at how deeply it drew in my emotions. And then there's something about the ending that I had so much trouble with that it affected my enjoyment of the rest of the story as well. I wish I could give this one a wholehearted rec, but I just can't
-- however, it impressed me so deeply that I want to rec it anyway despite the problems I had at the end.
Because I know
people are going to ask, ( here's the problem I had with it -- READ THE STORY FIRST. REALLY. )
Aha, I just figured out how the dish towel which was on top
of the bowl of bread dough ended up in
the bread dough. *glares at cat*
And a couple from my slightly older bookmarks, but I don't think I've ever rec'd them here:Dysmas
- Due South, gen
I don't usually read DS fic, but this was absolutely brilliant.The Doctrines of Natural Law
- Coldfire, gen (yes, gen!)
As book fandoms go, finding Coldfire fic isn't all that hard, but I didn't think there actually was
any such thing as Coldfire gen. It might not stay
gen if the author wrote the full version (as mentioned in the author's notes), but I was delighted to find this nonetheless.Eight Crazy Pilots Serenity Didn't Keep
- Firefly (crosses over with a bunch of fandoms), PG
A bunch of very entertaining what-ifs. Although one of them broke my heart ... again. Guess which one. *g*