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I completely meant to do way more rectober posts than I actually did, because I forgot that my life in October was going to EXPLODE. Whic it did; I barely had time to breathe, let alone write up rec posts, so for that, I apologise profusely. However, last night I was in a chatroom with [livejournal.com profile] gracerene, [livejournal.com profile] nia_kantorka and [livejournal.com profile] celestlyn, for our [livejournal.com profile] online_bookclub discussion, and when the chatting turned to fanfic (because obviously) I remembered this one epic fic I had read long ago and promised to share it with you all here.

So, presenting: The Shoebox Project

Now, this fic is probably one of the most well known HP fanfic out there, and there are REASONS for that. It's vaguely Remus/Sirius based, but in fact it's mainly just Marauders Era amazingness. I actually have a theory that the reason JKR has never come out with a HP prequel is because this fic already exists, and she realised she couldn't do any better. Because seriously, this is everything. It's funny, it's cute, it's fucking hilarious, and if you haven't read it already, you need to, because your life isn't complete until you have. It's hella long, and it's only available in pdf format these days, and it only ever reaches PG-13 rating (at most), but don't let any of those paltry reasons stop you from enjoying the best thing that has ever been written. And here's a handy little excerpt, just in case I haven't managed to convince you yet:
excerpt... )

Go on, you know you want to. Take your time, and enjoy the hell out of this wonderful story. Happy Hallowe'en!
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In keeping with my Golden Oldies theme this year, this post is about another of my long-time ships, Mike/Harvey, from Suits:

recs recs recs )
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For my second rec post, the fandom and pairing are gonna be Stiles/Derek from Teen Wolf.

Read more... )
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As y'all know by now, I collect fandoms and ships like a philatelist collects stamps, so my Rectober posts are gonna be multi-fandom and possibly even multi-ship so. You've been warned. Last year, I was all, LOOK AT ALL MY GLORIOUS SHIPS, LET ME TELL YOU WHY THEY HURT ME. So this year, I think I'm gonna go for Golden Oldies instead - you know, the fics for each ship that appear in everyone's rec lists at some point. Let's do this!




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My first fandom/ship this Rectober is: Dean/Castiel, from Supernatural.
Recs, recs, recs )
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Fandom: The Vampire Diaries
Pairing: Damon/Alaric (Dalaric)


As before, feels, fics and vids under the cuts!

Accidental feels )

Fic Rec )

Vid Rec )

So, there we have it; my story of how I got into the fandom life, and it's all down to these two assholes. Read, watch, and feel free to laugh at me while I go cry an ocean of tears and drown myself. And you're welcome!
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As I'm sure y'all have worked out by now, these Rectober posts are about my various OTPs (I have so many, ohmygod). This post is a little different, because instead of talking about a particular pairing, this time I'm going to talk about FEMSLASH!!

I think it's fair to say that, although I ship across all the genders and that my shipping tends to lean more towards characters and narratives than looks or amount of penises, the vast majority of my OTPs are m/m pairings. I think that is probably because you can't switch on the tv without falling over a het ship, and canon femslash ships are still much more prevalent than m/m relationships (because of the fetishisation of lesbianism, obviously, which is a rant for another day). So although I get more of my share of het ships, and the occasional delightful femslash ship, m/m is still such a taboo subject that I probably mainly ship that way just to make a point, to be honest.

BUT, that doesn't mean we shouldn't celebrate femslash just as much as m/m, so below the cuts, I'm going to talk about a few canon and non-canon femslash ships that I love, and hand out a few recs!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer )

Teen Wolf )

So, only vid recs today, because these are ships that I love but rarely look for in fic. I really urge you to watch the vids though, especially the last one, because it will make you sob buckets. You know, unless your heart is made completely of stone! See you for the next post! <3
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Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Pairing: Steve/Bucky (Stucky)



As before, feels, fic and vids under the cuts!

Ugh why must these boys hurt me like this )

Fic Rec/Art Rec )

Vid Rec )

Wow, this was a slightly more traumatic experience than I thought it would be! I may have got carried away with my feels there, sorry about that! See you in the next post!
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Fandom: Suits
Pairing: Mike/Harvey (Marvey)


Okay, so you know how this goes by now; here be feels, fics, and vids, all under the cuts!

The number 1 reason why heteronormativity sucks )
Fic Rec )

Vid Rec )

And done! I hope you've enjoyed my prattling on, haha! I do tend to get a bit wordy when talking about my fave ships, but oh well.
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Fandom: Teen Wolf
Pairing: Stiles/Derek (Sterek)


Okay so, for my second rectober post, I am going with another long time favourite OTP. I have shipped this couple since the 4th episode of the very first season, right when Derek demanded that Stiles cut off his arm. OTPs help each other cut off their limbs all the time, don't you know. As before, under the cuts, I will talk about the characters and the ship and why they're so precious to me, and then give out a fic, some art, and a vid rec for you all to peruse at your leisure!
Ugh, asshole boys in love )
Fic Rec )Art Rec )Vid Rec )

So there we go, my second rectober post, and my second ship and OTP! I hope you enjoy having a look at these as much as I enjoyed reccing!
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Fandom: Supernatural
Pairing: Dean/Castiel (Destiel)


So, in my first post for Rectober, I thought I'd go Old School, and talk about an OTP I have been shipping for 7 YEARS OHMYGOD!!! Under the cut, I'm going to write a little bit about the characters and the ship, why I love them so much, and pretty it up with pics and gifs. Then below, I'll be reccing a fic, some art, and a vid for your pleasure!

I don't understadn why everyone doesn't already ship this? )

Fic Rec )

Art Rec )Vid Rec )

Okay so, hopefully these pics and gifs and vids have worked (because I have no clue as to how to get this shit to work, lol) and I really really hope you give them a go because seriously, this OTP kills me every. fucking. damn. time, and I want you all to experience what it's like to have your heart ripped out of your chest and then smashed in your face while you beg and plead for more. Because you will beg, I guarantee it.

Rectober

Sep. 30th, 2014 08:02 pm
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Ohmygod, I'm so excited to be doing this! I'm constantly reccing fics and vids etc to friends, without ever actually making a Thing out of it, so this is going to be so much fun!

My goal is to do twice weekly posts, and I'm going to try and use a different OTP and/or fandom for each one. I'm also going to try and rec one fic and one vid or art in each post, and possibly also natter on a bit about why these pairings mean as much to me as they do, just for discussion's sake! Hopefully, some of y'all will check out all the awesome and come join me over in the Dark Side, the place where ships are just there to break your heart and make you question all of your life choices ever and ever, amen.

I really hope you give them a try, and get involved in Rectober yourselves too! <3
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