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It's my third Fic Rec Monday installment of the Favorite Authors Project, where I put together a rec list with works by specific fic writers instead of by theme or fandom. This week we're talking about [archiveofourown.org profile] astolat, who has been writing in most of my favorite fandoms for years (and also helped found the AO3, so whoo!) and still manages to do that while vidding as well as writing and publishing original work. Some people just don't sleep, I guess?

I'm sharing twenty-five of my favorite fics by [archiveofourown.org profile] astolat. (Keep in mind these are just my favorites. They also fic for fandoms I don't read often, like: Bandom, Supernatural, Person of Interest, etc.) Enjoy!
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Because fandom is an odd and ciruitous beast, the next installment of the Favorite Authors Project is postponed and you're getting a new rec list today! The fabulous Jenny of Reading the End, the blog and the podcast, had a guest appearance on Fangirl Happy Hour with the inimitable Renay, also of the delightful and Hugo-nominated Lady Business blog. That's...a lot of fannish awesomeness all wrapped together. Anyway! Jenny mentioned on FGHH that she loves high school AUs and because I'm such a giving person --

-- to which Jenny responded

and thus a rec list was born. Here are ten of my favorite high school AUs.
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Okay, friends. I'm going to be trying something new for the next month or two. Instead of lists by theme or fandom I'm going to do recs of my favorite works by specific fic writers.

We're starting with one of my perpetual faves, Mr. BNF himself: [personal profile] copperbadge. [personal profile] copperbadge (also [personal profile] sam_storyteller, or Sam Starbuck) writes fanfic and original fiction. Sam's professional writing site is populated with really interesting thoughts on fanworks and the writing process (and free ebooks!) and all sorts of cool stuff. His Tumblr is home to some amazing features, like job hunting advice and the hilarious RDJ advises Chris Evans (and others) on their life choices. I recommend just moseying over to Sam's Tumblr, because it's always entertaining and their are tons of fun and helpful links.

Sam also runs a weekly Radio Free Monday post, where fannish types can spread the word about causes, fundraising, cool projects, etc. It's a long-running project done simply for the love of the community and I think that says a lot about how awesome [personal profile] copperbadge is as both a fan and a person.

Also? A very, very gifted writer. I'm sharing 20 of my favorite copperbadge fics. (Keep in mind these are just my favorites. Sam also writes fic for fandoms I don't read often, like: Torchwood, Discworld, White Collar, House, etc.)
pulling the puzzles apart )
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You know what's super impressive? Turning in your dissertation! Elizabeth, the evil mastermind behind the booktube channel Books and Pieces, accomplished this greatest of quests (so fiendishly difficult the document in question was dubbed Dolores after that grimmest of Harry Potter villains) last week. In a fit of celebratory fervor, I offered to put together a rec list of her choice. She asked for Agent Carter recs.

Oh, Elizabeth, how did you know about my unending love of Margaret Carter? And have I mentioned I'm still a little miffed the MCU totally missed the opportunity to give one of their heroines a cracktastic backstory? (She ran away to join the French Resistance as a teenager, fell in love with Steve, then developed amnesia so Steve could have storylines without her and she was sent home to live with her parents. SERIOUSLY.) Right. Moving on.

I'm taking a little creative license with this list request (because I am both the best and worst) and chose fics that involve Peggy being awesome. Some of these technically aren't Agent Carter recs (a few were written pre-show or don't involve show canon or are just so wildly AU I don't think they really count as AC recs), but they're all delightful. So congratulations, again, on vanquishing Dolores. May she languish in Azkaban for the rest of her days (or until you decide to publish). Here are 25 awesome!Peggy fics for your reading pleasure.
*singing* everything is awesome! )
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If you're into booktube you may know Claire already, but if not you should check out her channel. She's funny and insightful and her videos are a joy to watch. Since I'm a terrible friend and enjoy distracting her, this week's Fic Rec Monday is all about her newest Marvel OTP: Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes. Here are 26 of my favorite Stucky fics:
to the end of the line )
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This week's Fic Rec Monday is all about fake dating/relationships/marriages and it's 100% Claire's fault. She quite innocently asked if I had any fake married recs and I said I'd do some digging in my bookmarks. I didn't find as many fics for her favored fandoms as I would've liked, but I did fall down an AO3 black hole, so someone should benefit from that monstrous time suck. Here are some of my favorite fake relationship fics.
tropey goodness ahead )
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This week's Fic Rec Monday is all about ladies. Ladies in love or lust with other ladies, to be specific. Why? Because, gentle reader, it is that greatest time of year: Femslash February. What the hell is that, you ask? Femslash February is an open challenge encouraging fandom to contribute F/F fanworks throughout the month. As a bi reader awash in a sea of fanworks with pairings that tend toward 'any two white dudes,' I'm always thrilled to see what people post throughout the month. You can check out contributions on tumblr and AO3.

I attempted to only include fics where the primary pairing is F/F (if other pairings exist or if the fic's focus isn't on the relationship), but feel free to let me know if you think I fell down on that front. I'm not a very active reader in any fandoms with a prominent F/F pairing (let's be honest, there aren't many fandoms with big F/F pairings and those fandoms tend to be small, if very dedicated). As a result, this rec list is very multifandom. I like to think that means there's a little something for anyone.

i kissed a girl )

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