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Snowflake Challenge - Day 2

For akamine_chan's Snowflake Challenge:

Day 2

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you did not create. Drop a link to your post in the comments. See if you can rec fanworks that are less likely to be praised: tiny fandoms, rare pairings, fanworks other than stories, lesser known kinks or tropes. Find fanworks that have few to no comments, or creators new to a particular fandom and maybe aren't well known or appreciated. Appreciate them.

My recs today are some of my favourite gen, asexual, female centric and crossover podfics:

1.) Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda by liketheriverrun, read by [personal profile] revolutionaryjo (SGA, Gen, OC POV) - Caring for your injured CO isn't the easiest job for a Marine.  And Sheppard's isn't the only team on Atlantis.

The story has an intriguing outsider POV on SGA-1 and [personal profile] revolutionaryjo reads the OC Major Slater with this down-to-earth tone intertwined with a dry sense of humor, which makes him come alive.

2.) The Blue Jell-O Metaphor by surreallis_fic, read by malnpudl (SG1, Gen, PG-13) - "Super Sam?" Colonel O’Neill snorted into his coffee, his eyes amused above the rim of the cup as he looked at her. "Yeah, I’ve heard people call you that." Daniel smiled. "Maybe we ought to buy you some tights and a cape."

I like malnpudl's low-key reading of this realistic feeling Sam Charter character study that is full of team love. Being a woman in a mostly male working enviroment myself, I identify/sympathize a lot with her.

3.) The Elephant in the Room by Kantayra, read by [personal profile] eosrose (Sherlock BBC, Asexual?/Slash? ) - John is in love with Sherlock. He just isn't physically attracted to him. Fortunately, in Sherlock's mad world, that combination is ideal.

Kantayra's take on how a relationship between Jon and Sherlock could still work despite Sherlock's canon asexuality is one of my favourite stories in this fandom. That's why I asked [personal profile] eosrose to record it for me for the helpsomalia auction and she nailed the humorous undertone,when John explores his feelings and boundaries. Also, her "Do-Keep-Up-John" tone for Sherlock is spot on.

4.) Love's The Burning Girl by watersword, read by [personal profile] via_ostiense (Star Trek Reboot RPF, Gen) - After rebooting Nyota Uhura and creating Neytiri, what can Zoe do next?

Please don't be put off because it's RPF. It's a story we all can identify with: the struggle to reassess one's life. I love how strong and independent Zoe is portrayed and I was rooting for her throughout her journey. [personal profile] via_ostiense conveys her emotions and thoughts perfectly.

5.) A Few Quiet Drinks Series written & read by jadesfire (Torchwood x Discworld, Gen) - Some bars have a very special type of regular customer.

Podifcs read by the author are a real treat, especially if she's such a talented one like jadesfire. Her comic timing is spot on and Igor's lisp just adorable.


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Jan. 12th, 2012 04:37 am (UTC)
As much as I'm a "sex, sex, have all the sex" John/Sherlock shipper, The Elephant in the Room is definitely one of my favorites as well. I love how it takes the straight-guy-goes-gay-for-his-love trope and spins it to sexual-guy-goes-asexy-for-his-love dynamic.
Jan. 12th, 2012 10:54 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean! Though I ship John/Serlock like crazy, do I love this huge spectrum Sherlock's sexuality is interpreted in.
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