First of all, I am very, VERY proud that the very first -- and as yet only *g* -- Third Watch
fanfic in the Yuletide archive was written expressly for MEEEEEEEEEEE!!! Bosco and Yokas were great with the angst and torment, but they also did excellent work in the lighter storylines. This fic reads like one of those, where the humor comes from the way they interact with each other, the way Faith was a ROCK STAR for putting up with Bosco at his most obnoxious. A Can of Beer and Thou
, check it out.
(I know the story was written by a pinch-hitter, and I swear, I almost think it might have been someone on my flist. Whoever it is gave me EXACTLY the Asshole Bosco that I love. Who else would know that unless they've been listening to me swoon over him all these years? Hee!)
Second of all, there are some awesome stories coming from shows I adore. Such as:
-If you liked and miss The Class
, you will enjoy An Unexpected Christmas
. Not a pairing I expected, but the voices in it ring true.
-For the Mac/PC commercial fans, Hasta La Vista
and Hanging Out, BFF
are worth reading. COOKIES. Genius!
-Friday Night Lights
has a number of good stories, including:Permutations
-- not all the pairings worked for me, but the Matt/Julie and Tim/Tyra tore at my heart.Sun of a New Season
-- Tami and Julie, still working on figuring each other out.The Biggest Win
-- Coach meets Mrs. Coach for the first time. As messily perfect as you thought it would be.That Guy
-- Billy, Billy, Billy, Billy, BILLY!
There's a bunch more in that fandom I still have to read, too.
-The definitive How I Met Your Mother
fic this year for me is Leave No Man Behind
. I've been a secret Robin/Barney shipper for a while now; this story cements that for me. It is legen -- wait for it -- DARY. Suit Up
is a lot of fun as well.
-I don't particularly remember loving
Jennifer Crusie's "Faking It" (I like "Crazy for You" more), but Do wa diddy
makes me want to pull out my copy and read it again. Very fun.
-The greatest thing about Medium
is the wonderful oasis of normalcy in the middle of all the chaos. A Morning Conversation
highlights that, letting Joe and Lee have a much-needed conversation between the two of them, non-psychic to non-psychic.
is the perfect show to support a multi-fandom crossover, as exemplified in Strangers in a Strange Land
. Not really shows I watch, but I did recognize most of them through fannish osmosis. Not sure about the Marilyn segment, though. Can anyone fill me in?
-I never saw Terminator 3
, but knowledge of 1 and 2 is all that's needed to let How To Change the World Without Even Trying
rip your heart to shreds. It's John's world through his eyes, and it's not easy.
I think I still have the Janet Evanovich and Rex Stout stories to dive into, but these are the ones I've found and loved so far!