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At [livejournal.com profile] smoothbelgian 's request, here's my teeny tiny list of Big Bangs I actually approve of. In no particular order and with no particular rating system, here they are:

1. To Teach the Human Heart the Knowledge of Itself - J2, 45 068 words ~~ I LOVED this. It's poignant and wonderful. I give it my highest recommendation.

2. A Complicated Love and Affection Between Two Men - J2, 28 942 words ~~ Simple, cute, fun. Not a masterpiece but Mike's awesome, Chad's protective, and boys fall in love.

3. Stained Glass Masquerade - J2, 42 000 words ~~ Oooh, this was GOOD. A sci-fi action story with a side of love based on Dollhouse, I believe. C'mon, you know you want to!

4. They Stumble That Run Fast - J2, 27 500 words ~~ I already rec'd this to everyone, I believe. It's a college AU and every geek's happy place with Shakespeare quotes and Jared as Cyrano (with a smaller nose, though). Funny, entertaining, cute... It'll make you feel warm all over.

5. Topspin - J2, 50 000 words ~~ Tennis, rivalry and hot, angry sex. Nuff said.

6. In retrospect (I’d rather have been a poet) - J2, 23 000 words ~~ I liked this mostly for the interaction between the boys - their dialogue is really amusing, but it's also action packed with a believable villain (I stopped reading because I got scared, I kid you not).

7. Sleepwalking Back Again - Wincest, 21 100 ~~ This will hurt you and you'll love it.

8. Know Your Damn Constituents - J2, 28 000 ~~ One of the two political BBs I've read, and even though everyone was raving about the other one, I prefer this one to it. Sue me.

9. This Temporary Life - J2, 35 900 words ~~ It's [livejournal.com profile] finn21 , okay? It's a how we met story and it's simply lovely with a side of pain and humour and domestic schmoop.

10. Lost and Found - J2, 47 000 ~~ Yes, this is that fic, the one with the wank and shit. Well, I LOVED it, it made me cry and it was GOOD.

11. The Ghost of Somebody at his Side - Wincest, 39 500 words ~~ I don't know, it had me crying mid first chapter. Broken, separated brothers tend to do that to me.

12. The incestuous courtship of the Antichrist's bride - Wincest, 48 000 ~~ Pure crack at its best. Had me laughing all along, but above all, it had me LIKING the angels. That, my friends, is the true wonder of this fic. I cannot recommend it enough.

Date: 2009-07-11 06:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smoothbelgian.livejournal.com
YAY! Now I know what to read! I'll start with number 7, because I'm in the mood for some serious pain.

Date: 2009-07-12 07:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deadbeat-nymph.livejournal.com
OMG, #11 broke my heart over and over again and #12 made me choke laughing over and over again.

And #6 was scary, hot and action-packed, for sure.

Date: 2009-07-12 07:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] krisd81.livejournal.com
Right? So yeah, there's been some good Big Bangs this year, but not many.

But at this point I think #1 would be my favourite. It's amazing how slow and melancholic it is even though the story is supposed to be a happy one. I can't phrase it, it's just wonderful.

Date: 2009-07-12 07:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deadbeat-nymph.livejournal.com
Hey, did you read Withdiamonds's fic? It's called something like "I Carry the Suitcase of My Grief in Both Hands, Ma". I thought it was wonderful, with great angst.

And I cannot rec Cormallen's "The Silver Ring" enough. It was pure magic.

I haven't read #1 yet - thanks for the rec. :)

Date: 2009-07-12 07:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] krisd81.livejournal.com
I think I started the first one, but gave up for some reason. I'll go back to it to check what it was. Maybe I just got distracted.

"The Silver Ring" has speaking mice, right? I dunno...

Date: 2009-07-12 07:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deadbeat-nymph.livejournal.com
"The Silver Ring" is a fairy tale. However, it's contemporary. I think it would be classified as magical realism.

Anyway, if you approach it as a fairy tale, which the author clearly meant it to be, and keep an open mind (in the way that one would to watch SPN itself), you might like it. I freaking loved it; it's probably my favourite Big Bang this year. It amazed and delighted me.

Date: 2009-07-12 07:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] krisd81.livejournal.com
Clearly, I'll have to go read it right now to see for myself.

(I'm wary of reading fic written by people on my flist, though. What if it sucks, you know? :P )

Date: 2009-07-12 07:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deadbeat-nymph.livejournal.com
Well, if it sucks, you don't have to leave a comment. :)

That goes for my fic, too. ;)

Date: 2009-07-12 07:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] krisd81.livejournal.com
Ah, but you see, if it's truly awful, I have the obligation to mock it.

Date: 2009-07-12 07:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] krisd81.livejournal.com
Hahahahahha! I suppose I can filter it so you'll never know...

Date: 2009-07-28 09:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maddonna001.livejournal.com
LOVED 'Topspin' and 'Lost and Found' and will save the rest for the vacation. Thanks, BB *hugs*
you are still awesome!

Date: 2009-07-28 09:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] krisd81.livejournal.com

1, 3, 4, 9 - You'll probably love those.


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