All of my new recommended fic can now be found on my Tumblr account. As always, I take any pairing, genre, rating, or (new!) fandom. The only thing I ask is that the fic be completed and not a work in progress. I have received quite a few recommendations so far, and am working my way through them. But I would love even more!
Akallabêth by Mirabella (Inception) :
This is one of those fics which really sticks with you. It’s not as utterly heart-wrenching as Atiaran’s ATLA fic When All Your Dreams Come True, but it’s close.
Anyone can write a tragedy, but what really got me about this fic was how realistic and human everyone’s reactions were when the twist was revealed towards the end. I found myself impressed, and drawn back for a few rereads even though it always makes me sniffle. Poor Arthur. Poor Eames. Poor Cobb. Poor… everyone.
From The Ashes by overlithe (Avatar: The Last Airbender):
Incredible and frustrating all at the same time, this is a short-fic (490 words) that you wish wasn’t so short. I can’t say too much without giving it away, but Overlithe’s word choices and prose always paint a vivid and exciting picture. I can recommend many works from her, but this is one of my favorites.
Spirit of Winter by sharkflip (Avatar: The Last Airbender):
I can honestly say, going in, that I knew nothing of Finland’s Winter War against the USSR. I never once felt lost — Sharkflip is the queen of historical AU’s and has a deft hand at explaining what is going on without talking down to the reader.
The excerpt I picked is a little dramatic, but the pairing between Katara/Zuko/Jet is handled very well, with a lovely sense of balance so that I wasn’t rooting for one pairing or another, but them all at the same time.
Modern AU’s AND OT3’s are hard to do well all on their own. This fic achieves both, and makes it look easy.
The House That Cobb Built by Eleveninches (Inception) :
It’s apparent from the first few sentences that the author, Eleveninches, has an eye for the absurd. In this fic, it really shines through. This is a humorous action/adventure story with just a dash of romance.
I laughed, and I was utterly charmed by the interlude with Arthur and the kids (excerpt below), and then I was impressed by the quality and pacing of the action scenes.
This is the kind of original, imaginative stuff that makes me fall in love with fandom all over again. I don’t even hang out in the Star Trek Reboot comms, but I still enjoyed myself.
As the summary says, this is a story on the day of the Enterprise told entirely through twitter. The fun really begins when Kirk accidentally insults a Tellarite, the ship is attacked, and all hell breaks loose.
Don’t do what I did and try to read it the first time from the top, down. This is structured just like Twitter with the most recent comments appearing first. The handy link at the beginning of the post will get you where you need to be.