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Title: Overgrowth
Author: SociopathicArchangel (AO3) | leviticusarts (tumblr)
Fandom: Undertale
Rating: T
Story Links: AO3
Author Links: AO3 | tumblr
Summary: Every time they die, a flower grows on their body.

loosely based on Siviosanei's Flowerfell AU
Excerpt )
Reccer Notes: The official fic of Flowerfell, one of the many, many, Undertale AUs on tumblr. Which in turn is a combination of two other AUs: Flowertale, wherein monsters grow a flower on their bodies every time they die, and Underfell, a morality reversal AU.

In Flowerfell it's Frisk that grows a flower every time they die, and the result-

....

Let's just say I wholly believe this fic is pure evil.
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Title: strewn among the blood-bright stars
Author: valmora (or Val Mora.)
Fandom: Homestuck
Rating: M
Author Links: AO3 | FFnet (dead) | dreamwidth | livejournal
Story Links: AO3
Summary: Sollux, setting up an apiary network on a university campus, meets a troll who isn't from Alternia. Romance, and politics, blossom.
Excerpt )
Reccer's Notes: If you like political clusterfuck made even more clusterfuck-y by romance, this is for you.
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Title: In the Breaking
Author: nyet khan
Fandom: Naruto
Rating: T
Story Links: FFnet
Author Links: FFnet
Summary: Akatsuki lies broken and Naruto hates the world. Where does he go from here?
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Reccer's Notes: This fic is... unorthodox, in a word. Both the writing style and the plot.

It's not a bad thing. It is a wonderful thing.

I adore the writing style- The metaphors and descriptions and descriptive metaphors are pretty. Very poetic. Just, lookit: axis of calamity. It's not perfect, of course- There are some spelling mistakes/typos, (a beta doesn't come in until later) and the narrative can be a bit disjointed, interspersed with metaphors as it is- especially at first- but it works.

And the plot. A simplified version: Akatsuki extracts Kyuubi, with a result of dead Akatsuki and not-dead Naruto. He ends up going to Kiri and starting an orphanage to honor Haku. And, well. Kiri is not a peaceful place. I would have very much liked to see where this goes, except it seems to be dead.
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Title: Hide Of A Life War
Author: Etharei
Fandom: Teen Wolf
Rating: E
Warnings: Graphic Descriptions of Violence, technically there's a mention of past underage relationship...?
Story Links: AO3
Author Links: AO3 | lj | dreamwidth
Summary: “We have received confirmation that there is a hostage situation in progress at a warehouse compound two hours out of Los Angeles, following a multiple-vehicle pileup on Highway 101 this morning...”

The one in which Stiles has lived to (legal) adulthood and, along the way, become a bit of a badass himself.
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Reccer's Notes: The thing with stories with a supernatural/fantasy setting is that you have humans and not-humans, and those not-humans tend to be faster or stronger or magical or have better sense or whatever. Better in some shape or form. They have a leg up, so to speak. And this fic? Showtime for the human.

That's not all, though. It's spiced up by the fact that Stiles's dad is there and he knows that Stiles has been hiding something but not what and Stiles sorry but your dad has had enough and is not falling for your evasions.

And, Sterek relationship crisis. Idiots, those two are.

Admittedly, the way the fic is spliced up into scenes and arranged in not-quite chronological fashion for max impact can be a little confusing.
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Title: Tempest in a Teacup
Author: AkaVertigo
Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Rating: T
Story Links: FFnet | lj (odds and ends, not the actual story)
Author Links: FFnet
Summary: Fate puts Katara in the Fire Nation to grow up in the company of a Dragon, a prince, and a lot of good tea. AU Zutara...of a sort.
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Reccer's Notes: It should be noted that Katara and Zuko's relationship is more a sibling relationship (regular sibling relationship. Not whatever fucked-up thingy Zuko and Azula have.) then romantic. So the Zutara pairing is not tagged. And they're adorable- they argue over peeling oranges and Zuko tries and fails miserably to order Katara around.

But, well. The Agni Kai happens. The Avatar hunt happens. Lines are drawn and blurred, and things... change.

(Has a sequel, No Map Without Water.)
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Title: The Crown of Mètis
Author: Megii of Mysteri OusStranger
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating: T
Story Links: FFnet | dA
Author Links: FFnet | dA
Summary: 1957. A tree in Albania, she said. Straightforward enough, right? Not if someone else got there first. Tom's journey in acquiring the vessel for his fifth Horcrux just got that much trickier. An exploration of White Magic. Canon-compliant.
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Reccer's Notes: Less about Voldemort finding Ravenclaw's Diadem, though there is that, and more about Light and Dark magic, the similarities and differences between the two.
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Title: Softly Say Goodnight
Author: Chevira Lowe
Fandom: Naruto
Rating: M
Warnings: Graphic violence. Disturbing thoughts, disturbing happenings.
Story Links: FFnet
Author Links: FFnet
Summary: Jiraiya, Orochimaru, and Tsunade as a Team. How they began, and why they fell apart.
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Reccer's Notes: Sannin fic! with a focus on Orochimaru, and his fall from grace.
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Title: Hoist High the Black Flag
Author: Contract with a K
Rating: T
Fandom: Young Justice
Story Links: FFnet
Author Links: FFnet
Summary: "Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." AU where 8-year-old Dick Grayson is taken in by Slade Wilson to be his apprentice.
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Reccer's Notes: In which KF tries to save Dick from himself and from Deathstroke, with... mixed results.
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Title: Arcana
Author: rosa_acicularis
Fandom: Sherlock(BBC)
Rating: M
Story Links: AO3 | FFnet (partial) | LJ
Author Links: AO3 | FFnet | A Teaspoon and an Open Mind (Dr. Who fic only) | LJ
Summary: Sometimes, her grandmother has said, in the simplest, strongest of magics that’s all that’s required – a sacrifice and an intent. Her blood, and his words: I want to forget.

In which Joanna Watson is a witch, Sherlock Holmes is himself, and every spell has its price.
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Reccer's Notes: The magic aspect is fit so well into the story.
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Title: The Least of All Possible Mistakes
Author: rageprufrock
Fandom: Sherlock(BBC)
Rating: M
Story Links: AO3
Author Links: AO3 | LJ | tumblr | dreamwidth
Summary: If a people ever deserving, it's Holmeses.
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Reccer's Notes: This is quite different from the usual fic that I read, but it's one of my favorite fics in the sherlock fandom and one that I keep coming back to. The fic is centered around a female Lestrade, which is quite unusual, but what makes me love this fic its amazing level of complexity and detail.
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Title: Cities in Dust (shit let's be hardboiled)
Author: Cephied_Variable
Fandom: Homestuck
Rating: T
Story Links: AO3 | Homesmut
Author Links: AO3 | Livejournal
Summary: Newternia's streets are merciless, especially if you happen to be a hard-boiled human detective on your first case with a crazy Legislacerator.
Oh, your city lies in dust my friend. Your city lies in dust.
Excerpt )
Reccer's Notes: This is one of the more well-known fics, but it is just so damn good that it needs to be rec'd everywhere and anywhere possible. The characterization is stunning, especially the Dave-voice it is told in.

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