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01 November 2005 @ 04:51 pm

The Shattering by 55Davida [http://www.thirdwatch.net/fanfiction/viewstory.php?sid=2092] (Third Watch)

"The Shattering" is set after the sixth season opener, and the real 55-David is back in action, but only until the discovery of Bosco's post-traumatic stress disorder. The story has its similarities to the third season arc leading up to "Falling," but the author manages to make it both fresh and familiar. It's definitely worth checking out if you loved "Falling" or were dissatisfied with season six.

27 July 2005 @ 01:47 pm

Requiem by Sarahlee [http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2481067/1/] (Third Watch)

Sarahlee weaves canon and fiction together so tightly it's hard to remember what, exactly, happened on the show, and what exists only in the story. The use of second person provides an interesting look into Faith's head as she goes to visit Bosco after his brother's death, and also during canonical scenes we think we know like the back of our hands. What makes this truly worth reading, though, is the way Bosco's actions are described. It's so clear and so true that the reader-writer will wonder why she never thought of it before.

01 June 2005 @ 02:09 am

Somewhere I Have Never Traveled by Wheezy [http://www.thirdwatch.net/forum//index.php?showtopic=10402] (Third Watch)

"Somewhere I Have Never Traveled" contains five mini-stories about five different things that never happened to Faith Yokas. They're not five different realities; they're five events that would be the starting point for five new universes. Some of them are sadder than the events in canon and others are just different -- different from canon and different from anything else out there. Everything that Wheezy writes is amazing, but this is by far my favourite piece.

15 August 2004 @ 07:06 pm
Benediction, by fifteenways [http://www.livejournal.com/users/fifteenways/3827.html] (Without a Trace -slash)

A while back I opened my inbox to find an email from a girl I didn't really know all that well.  She asked me if I'd be interested in beta'ing a story.  I said sure, expecting the usual stories people tend to send me.  A few hours later, this story appeared in my inbox.  I was, quite literally, blown away, so much so I'm fairly certain my corrections contained mostly praise, fangirling and possibly even a marriage proposal.

Set in an alternative universe, Benediction is quite possible one of the most incredible stories I've ever read.  It follows Martin and moves through this almost despair like apathy into a chance meeting and then the fragile, confusing beginnings of a relationship.  It's one of those stories you want to read over and over again just so you can feel that newfound euphoria of finding love.  Fifteenways has this amazing insight into the characters and quite a talent for painting these incredibly vivid images.  But more than that, she has this incredible ability to blend angst, depression, romance and humour.  It's absolutely delightful.

Today has not been a good day, and he was maybe hoping for some solitude tonight. Danny is abrasive enough to not give it to him, and cute enough to get away with it. Martin thinks he would be really pissed if he wasn’t kind-of in love with him. Still, Danny looking like walking sex doesn’t make Martin’s bad mood go away.

See what I mean?
27 July 2004 @ 02:17 am

Pretty Words has been updated with nine recs: (1) C.S.I., (1) M*A*S*H, (1) The Matrix, (5) The West Wing, and (1) Without a Trace.

Current Mood: accomplished
18 July 2004 @ 10:15 pm


FanFiction.Net is changing the story URLs over the next two weeks, so if you could kindly go back through your old recs and edit them to include the new URL, it would be much appreciated when I go to update the site.

27 June 2004 @ 09:42 pm
The Real Thing by Jae Gecko [http://www.jaegecko.com/realthing.html] (The West Wing)

Jae Gecko tells her story of pre-administration Josh and Sam using the pieces Aaron Sorkin gave us in "In the Shadow of Two Gunmen." The thing about this story, though, is that it's written so well that I had a hard time distinguishing Sorkin's canon from Jae Gecko's fiction. It's beautiful and seamless, and you might just find yourself needing to rewatch "In The Shadow of Two Gunmen" to see what really happened.
13 June 2004 @ 04:38 pm
It's Called Spring by ameralla [http://www.aeglos.org/westwing/stories/0188.htm] (The West Wing)

"It's Called Spring" is a collection of fragments, many small groups of powerful sentences. The amazing thing, though, is that it doesn't feel fragmented. Every little snippit is just enough that you can see the whole picture without being shown it. ameralla manages to tell the whole story without saying everything.
07 June 2004 @ 11:47 pm
Out Here on the Border by Meghan Reilly [http://sparkgirls.com/oddsmakers/stories/Ohotb.txt] (The West Wing)

Where most writers use rain to create the atmosphere found in Out Here on the Border, Meghan Reilly uses sun. The desert heat is so powerful it comes through the monitor and weighs you down, making you feel the heavy sadness that's hanging around CJ and Toby, who have come crashing down from the highest point in their lives to the lowest. Meghan Reilly makes the change evident through striking symbols such as the switches from white blouses to red bandanas and from living in D.C. to living in the dirtiest, chepeast motels. It's worth not only a read, but several rereads as well.
07 June 2004 @ 11:14 pm
Chance To Make It Real [http://snkastle.wearemany.net/chance.html] by S.N. Kastle (The West Wing)

This story is everything that caused Sam to follow Josh to New Hampshire. It's funny and it's sad as Josh and Sam get things wrong and then right, and then wrong again. Chance To Make It Real is the history of Sam and Josh at its most screwed up, and therefore at its most enjoyable.