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'Go Wash Your Heart in the River' by mardia - a beautifully written story with elements of Celtic mythology wound through it. Gen.
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'Cable Knit' by downjune - in a different beginning to the movie, Mako goes to Sitka in search of one particular burned-out Jaeger pilot and finds Raleigh making ends meet in a less-than-legal manner. Mako/Raleigh.
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'Herd Mentality' by rthstewart - another well-written story in this fandom's ongoing attempts to flesh out just what life would actually be like on a day-to-day basis in Narnia post-Pevensie. I'm particularly a fan of this writer's very sweary otters. Gen (with non-con warning).
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'Though I Sang In My Chains Like the Sea' by lightgetsin - a fantastic Yuletide fic, set in the universe of Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London (which series is highly recommended!), where magic is real and there's a tiny section of the Metropolitan Police tasked with dealing with it. Gen.
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'Paler Than Grass' by philalethia - “Remember our agreement?” Joan reminds him, loudly and quickly. “If you can’t stop yourself from making personal deductions about me, that’s fine, but I don’t want to know about them.” pre-Sherlock/Joan
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'On Solitude' by toft - "The doctor 'as tellypathised 'im. Which as 'e 'as hentered into a mens communis" - Killick laboriously pronounced the phrases with absolute incomprehension, the sounds acquired only by dint of the number of times he had heard Stephen repeat them through the door - "in consequence of a wicked fish what they ate in Portsmouth." Jack/Stephen.
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'Of All' by laetificare - a kind-of-AU where the Grimm hunt Wesen because they have to, since eating a Grimm's heart will make any Wesen immortal. Nick/Monroe.
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'Climbing Mount Kunlun' by salifiable - when Xiao Zhen's cousin falls ill, she knows only one thing can save her, even if she isn't completely certain how she's going to get to the garden of the Queen Mother of the West. Gen.
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'By Royal Decree' by rthstewart - in which King Edmund the Just has to cope not only with two incredibly dumb princesses, complete with requisite heaving bosoms, but also suffers horribly from a seasonal affliction. Gen.
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This unexpectedly turned out to be my favourite of the Yuletide fic this year, a charming story where Stephen is unexpectedly turned into a penguin but still remains very much himself - 'Birds of a Feather' by Toft. Aubrey/Maturin.
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'Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectatos Nunc' by etothepii - a series of three stories (so far, I hope!) where John and Harry Watson are related to those famous Addams and are just as odd in their own way as the folks we've met from that family. It should probably be said that these stories are not for the squeamish... Gen.
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'Life in the Twenty-First Century' by aces - Alec Hardison, if pressed, would probably suggest that he subscribes to a post-modern definition of identity. or 'how being a geek made Hardison who he is'. Parker/Eliot/Hardison.
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'Noir Enough' by thefourthvine - My current job description reads:


Answer telephones, make appointments, run errands, file papers, avoid all mention of Jonny Gossamer, don't pretend to take or work cases, and don't touch my guns.


Perry wrote that one night and left it taped to my desk with WHAT YOU DO IN CASE YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN BECAUSE YOU ARE STUPID written on the top of it.

Harry/Gay Perry.
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'I Bring My Better Angels to Every Fight' by lls_mutant - it's no secret on the show that Kurt's dad is awesome, but that wasn't always the case and this is a beautifully-written story that brings him to that point. Gen.
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'The Hawk Killer' by [livejournal.com profile] glitterburn - I've been incredibly remiss in not previously recommending this writer's Onmyouji fic, which is consistently the best out there in what is admittedly a teeny-tiny fandom.

For those that don't know the fandom in question (based on a manga series, which in turn is based on a novel, but more on a couple of fantastically wacky movies), it's set in Japan's Heian Period (754 - 1185) and is well worth a watch. It has wonderful costumes, pretty actors, bizarre special effects and all round bromance to the max. ;)

In this story, an AU from the movie, Hiromasa is a poor but well-connected nobleman who finds himself unexpectedly sponsored by Seimei, in his turn fantastically wealthy but with ties to a former emperor. It's beautifully written, as is the case with all glitterburn's Onmyouji fic, which is well worth seeking out on her lj. Seimei/Hiromasa (OTP!)
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'We're a Storm in Somebody Else's Teacup' by [livejournal.com profile] paperclipbitch (all entries for this fic linked from that page) - another AU, this time one where Merlin and the others are in the present day, meeting through the auspices of a support group for people with superpowers. Arthur/Merlin.
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'The Sky Was Made for Us Tonight' and its sequel 'Looking For A Place To Happen' by waketosleep - two stories set in a slightly dystopian AU where the people of Vulcan have decided that the last thing the universe needs is those pesky humans all over the place and has restricted their opportunities for space travel. Naturally James T Kirk is not overly keen on this and finds a way off-planet, whether they like it or not. Kirk/Spock.
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'And Write That Symphony' by cimorene - long before there was White Collar and its OT3, there was this movie, which (for me and apparently cimorene at least, if not many others) has the same kinds of vibes. There's just something about the relationship between Don and Cosmo that gets me, so any romantic involvements from either just need to fit nicely alongside, as Kathy Selden does. Don/Cosmo/Kathy.
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'Walking In These Shoes' by Red Fiona - I've been working my way through a bunch of these transgender fic recs (although my options are a little more limited in terms of the fandoms I actually know) and was very much taken by this story where Pepper Potts is much more than immediately meets the eye. Pepper/Tony.
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'A Little Mental Yoga' by Dira Sudis - just when he was starting to think he knew everything about the rookie, Sherman manages to surprise him once again, and in the oddest of ways. Sherman/Cooper.

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