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Lord Peter Wimsey

Gentle Antidote (11458 words) by x_los - Harriet Vane/Peter Wimsey, Charles Parker/Mary Wimsey

The rare soulmate story that appeals to me. A great feel for the characters and their voices, combined with well-thought-out and clear-eyed worldbuilding

Christmas at Duke's Denver (2501 words) by Persiflager - Harriet Vane/Peter Wimsey

Harriet's first Christmas at Duke's Denver. Excellent characterization all-around and some nicely-written OCs.

Harriet and Sergeant (9831 words) by OnYourMark - Harriet Vane/Peter Wimsey

Harriet and Bunter come to an understanding in the aftermath of Busman's Honeymoon.

The Distant Hum of Engines (5392 words) by thankyouturtle - Hilary Thorpe/Saint-George Wimsey, Harriet Vane/Peter Wimsey

Saint-George during the war -- back home injured and with PTSD -- finding a new purpose and place for himself.

beatitude (1080 words) by categranger - Harriet Vane/Peter Wimsey

Peter and Harriet finish their aborted honeymoon in Spain.

Buttons and Bayonets: A Small History of the Great War (5505 words) by kindkit - Mervyn Bunter/Peter Wimsey

Peter and Bunter during the war, told as a series of thematically tied-together vignettes.

Shoes For His Feet (4756 words) by kindkit - Mervyn Bunter/Peter Wimsey

Bunter pov on Peter just after the war. Melancholy, but hopeful.

Death in the Tuileries (3996 words) by dafna

Peter and Bunter solving a tightly-plotted mystery in Paris at the beginning of WWI.

Five times Bunter found Lord Peter (2736 words) by dafna

Just what it says on the tin. five vignettes illustrating the developing relationship between Peter and Bunter. Sequel to Death in the Tuileries

Oaks in the Coppice (3174 words) by kali - Harriet Vane/Peter Wimsey, Hilary Thorpe/Gerald Wimsey

Bittersweet epistolary story focused on Saint-George's experiences in WWII.

The Lost Chord (1244 words) by copperbadge

Peter, Bunter and a picture of Peter by Bunter.

All Our Scattered Leaves (2870 words) by marycrawford

Perfect epistolary story, set around the Armistice. Wonderful character voices.

Lord Peter Wimsey/Doctor Who

Go and Catch a Falling Star (7085 words) by hollimichele - Harriet Vane/Peter Wimsey, Amy Pond/Rory Williams

Lord Peter Wimsey/Jeeves and Wooster

Green Ice (14288 words) by Adina

A nicely twisty mystery told in a perfect Bertie Wooster voice.

Lord Peter Wimsey/Miss Marple

An Afternoon's Adventure (2944 words) by Persiflager - Honoria Lucasta Wimsey/Jane Marple

A clever partially epistolary mystery starring the Dowager Duchess and Miss Marple, with a cameo from Miss Climpson.
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13 Doctor Who recs. All Eleven/Amy/Rory, because I had a craving.

Familiar Grounds (41146 words) by pocketmouse - Amy Pond/Rory Williams, Eleventh Doctor/Amy Pond/Rory Williams

Long plotty first-contact story with a lovely slow-build OT3 first time.

Time and Company (7240 words) by pocketmouse - Eleventh Doctor/Amy Pond/Rory Williams

A fun adventure story with psychic nebulas and consciousness sharing.

Seven Weeks (5334 words) by such_heights - Amy Pond/Rory Williams, Eleventh Doctor/Amy Pond/Rory Williams, Eleventh Doctor/River Song

Lovely meditation on time and love and what it means to be in love with someone who seemingly never ages.

Three Turtledoves (23071 words) by pocketmouse - Eleventh Doctor/Amy Pond/Rory Williams

A rollicking adventure story. Reads like an episode of the show, only with more sex.

A Night Away (3294 words) by Kass - Amy Pond/Rory Williams, Eleventh Doctor/Amy Pond/Rory Williams

Post The Angels Take Manhattan fix-it of a sort. Sweet and lovely.

Welcome (3209 words) by Kass - Amy Pond/Rory Williams, Eleventh Doctor/Amy Pond/Rory Williams

I keep using the word "gentle" to describe Kass's fic. There's a gentleness and kindness in the way Amy and Rory treat the Doctor here that just fills me with joy.

Filament (1528 words) by Kass - Eleventh Doctor/Amy Pond/Rory Williams

Porn with feelings. Achingly hot.

hey stranger, i want you (2190 words) by afterism - Amy Pond/Rory Williams, Eleventh Doctor/Rory Williams, Eleventh Doctor/Amy Pond/Rory Williams

Rory-centric take on Amy and Rory's relationship and the part the Raggedy Doctor has always played in it.

Sick Leave (4573 words) by Kass - Amy Pond/Rory Williams, Eleventh Doctor/Amy Pond/Rory Williams

The Doctor gets hit with sex pollen. Surprisingly gentle and sweet smut.

Tinkering With the Wires (1579 words) by Kass - Amy Pond/Rory Williams, Eleventh Doctor/Amy Pond/Rory Williams

A sweet little Eleven/Rory-centric OT3 fic with a really lovely take on the Doctor and his feelings for his Companions.

Rise and Fall (10023 words) by pocketmouse - Eleventh Doctor/Rory Williams, Eleventh Doctor/Amy Pond/Rory Williams

The Doctor and Rory get stuck on earth without Amy and it turns out to be really good for their relationship. Established OT3 with a focus on Eleven/Rory.

Vita Longa (9899 words) by copperbadge - Amy Pond/Rory Williams, Eleventh Doctor/Amy Pond/Rory Williams

Delightful Rory-pov story about time and memories and desire with a sweet OT3 ending.

Answering Noises in the Night (1760 words) by BlackEyedGirl - Eleventh Doctor/Amy Pond/Rory Williams

A late night conversation post The Doctor's Wife, with OT3 implications.
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My first step in trying to get back into the habit of reccing things is a big pile of Festivids recs! There were a lot of vids for Festivids this year, and I probably managed to watch close to 2/3 of them. These are my favorites.

All vids are currently anonymous, I'll edit this post to include vidder names after the reveal.

Batman: Year One - What Makes a Man - a really fabulous character-study for a movie I've never seen, but now desperately want to.

Big Fish - a message for you - Everything I love so much about this movie in 3 1/2 lovely minutes.

Blackpool - Little Lie - Another source I've never seen, but wow this vid tells its story well, and the vidder does a great job of incorporating the dance footage into what isn't a dance vid.

Bringing Up Baby - Lovin' You - A wonderful, whimsical vid that captures the screwball nature of the film perfectly. I'm really impressed by the timing and sense of motion in this vid.

Bringing Up Baby - You Might Think - TWO awesome Bringing Up Baby vids this year. This is a neat contrast to the other vid, seeing how the same footage feels different when paired with a very different song. Also does a really good job of timing the characters motion to the music.

Cabaret - Hot in Herre - OMG this vid! It starts out as a sexy and debauched celebration of the queer cabaret, and then slowly, just as in the movie, the real world starts to intrude, and the same song that was raunchy and sexy just a couple verses ago is now dark and twisted and chilling. Brilliantly done.

Can't Hardly Wait - Inside Out - So, I graduated from high school in 1998, just like the class in this movie. And here's the thing, my high school experience was nothing like this movie, and nothing worth being nostalgic for, and yet this vid made me nostalgic for it nonetheless. One of the commenters described it as a love letter to the late 90s, and that's exactly it. From the song choice to the cutting, this is a total love letter to the era in which I came of age.

Doctor Who - Another Girl, Another Planet - I have, no lie, wanted a classic Dr. Who vid to this song for years. It's just such a perfect song for the fandom and for Ace in particular. A delightful romp of Ace-love.

Doctor Who - Awake My Soul - The Sarah Jane vid that's made everyone cry. An exceptional look at all the many years of awesomeness of Sarah Jane Smith, from the original serials through Sarah Jane Adventures.

Down With Love - Waterloo - Completely de-hets the movie, turning it into a delightful femslashy romp. Great fun.

E.T. - Love Will Win - This vid is already a comfort-vid for me. Shamelessly sentimental, with great cutting, and a fabulous song choice that really captures the feel of the movie. The best kind of feel-good vid.

Gilda - Sweet, Sweet Sting - A brilliant song choice, and great tight pacing that really captures the noir nature of the film.

Goonies - Retropactum - I have a weakness for stories about family, both biological and found/chosen. Goonies is about both kinds of family and this vid captures all the exuberance and all the ways they are a family just perfectly.

Hello Dolly - We Got The Beat - A wonderful, joyful dancing vid! Fantastic timing.

Jeeves & Wooster - The Undeserving Rich - Jeeves & Wooster to the tune of "A Little Bit of Luck" from My Fair Lady. Comic brilliance.

The King's Speech - Fixing A Hole - A great Bertie & Lionel vid. This is an unusual song choice, and I was surprised by how well it works for these two. Another vid with great pacing.

A Knight's Tale - Eye of the Tiger - The vidder's description says, "A Knight's Tale is both 20 years too late and nearly 700 years too early to be a 1980s sports movie. That doesn't stop it from trying." Hilarious, over-the-top awesomeness.

Life - Children's Work - Another source I haven't seen, but WOW does this vid make me want to. Just a brilliant, intense, layered vid. I feel like I get something more from it ever time I watch it.

Maru the Cat - Outside the Box - This is the vid that seemingly everyone is reccing this year, even people who self-describe as not liking cute cat vids. Me, I love cute cat vids, and this vid is amazing. Gloriously over the top, but so sincere. Maru's life is SO HARD guys, SO HARD.

Maru the Cat - Papa's Got a Brand New Bag - Another great Maru vid. Maru is a bad ass action-star kitteh!

Mystery, Alaska - High Life - a slow building, quiet vid that tells the story of the movie wonderfully. This is another vid where to me the song choice is what really makes it.

Newsies - Express Yourself - Dancing newsboys! Timing is so important with dance vids, and the timing here is impeccable. And the combination of song and source is over the top awesome in all the right ways.

Pride & Prejudice (1995) - What a Man - A short, one-note vid, but oh, what a note. If this vid were any longer it wouldn't work at all, but 1:44 of Darcy love is just perfect.

Real Genius - Gone (A Moral Imperative) - I had forgotten how much fun this movie is. This is a fast-paced, and quite delightful vid that's a very good reminder.

Real Genius - A Meditation on Genius and Scientific Discovery… - A rather different and equally awesome Real Genius vid. I almost skipped watching this one, because classical music vids are so hard to get right, but the vidder really manages it well here..

Red - Me Against The Music - Super-tight editing and a kick-ass song choice. This vid totally convinced me to watch the movie.

Red - W-O-M-A-N - Helen Mirren is sucha fabulous action hero. A fun, sexy vid, that's just the right length.

Remington Steele - Kill the Director - A witty reminder of exactly how fabulous and refreshing this show was. There's a great narrative line to this vid, following the developing relationship between the leads.

Rocky Series - The One - A shamelessly over-the-top old-school slash vid. Managed to get me completely invested in a relationship I don't know, in a series of movies I've never really had much interest in seeing. And then totally break my heart at the end.

The Scarlet Pimpernel - Da' Scarlet Dipernel - A hilarious juxtaposition of song and text that works fabulously thanks to some great, well-timed editing.

Sports Night - To Make You Feel My Love - Oh, my heart. I love these characters so much, and they all love each other so much. Vids to slow songs are so hard, but this is just so, so perfect.

Stand By Me - Head Full Of Doubt/Road Full of Promise - This is a gorgeous vid, that really gets to the emotional heart of the movie and the characters. There is just so much richness and nuance to this vid. I keep rewatching it, and every time something else about it catches me.

Thelma & Louise - Shine - Distills the movie into 4 1/2 near perfect minutes. May leave you with the urge to shout "fuck the patriarchy!" a lot, or maybe that's just me.
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No Man's Land by [personal profile] ellen_fremedon - Lord Peter Wimsey/Doctor Who crossover, Gen - An absolutely brilliant crossover. Peter and Bunter and Jack Harkness in World War I, with complications. Ellen is the only author I know who can seamlessly combine old school and new school Who canon believably, while staying true to the spirit of both. I was nervous and uncertain when I saw this crossover listed, but it works beautifully.

Lies the Color of Your Crimes by [livejournal.com profile] ficsoreal - White Collar, Peter/Neal - In which Neal tries (and fails) to lie to Peter. A little angstier than I usually go for, but very well done.

and anyone who's ever had a heart by [livejournal.com profile] liviapenn - White Collar, Elizabeth/Peter/Neal - Fabulous OT3 stretching from pre-series to well-post current canon. There really is nothing I don't love about this story.

Making Book by [archiveofourown.org profile] LJC - White Collar, Gen - OMG JUNE! I have been wanting June fic so much, and this really is everything I could have wished for.

Yin and Yang by [livejournal.com profile] therienne - White Collar/Leverage crossover, Gen - Incredibly cool concept and execution. Two independent perspectives on the same events. Each story stands somewhat on it's own, but both are required in order to see it all completely. I love that the two narratives are completely independent of each other, leaving the characters all knowing only their half of the story.

the christmas eve job by [archiveofourown.org profile] hardlygolden - Leverage, Gen - Christmas-themed fic that works. Great use of the whole team.

Evolution of a Geek by [livejournal.com profile] gumbie_cat - Leverage, Gen - Twelve year old Hardison discovers geekdom.

Behind the Scenes by [personal profile] pocketmouse - Slings & Arrows, Gen - Season one as seen through the eyes of the tech crew. Exactly the kind of thing fic is great for.

Follies by [personal profile] pocketmouse - Slings & Arrows, Gen - The cast of Hamlet do a charity performance of Hair. Gets musicals in the classics and politics in the musicals. I wouldn't want it any other way.

All That's Best of Dark and Bright by [livejournal.com profile] mmebahorel - Tom Stoppard - Arcadia, Thomasina/Septimus - Lovely and bittersweet like all fic for this play is. Marvelous dialogue every bit as witty, intricate and layered as the original.

The Smallest Chickadee by [archiveofourown.org profile] MissJess - Robert Frost - Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening, Gen - A lovely and unique alternate take on the poem, both in pov and subject.

The Conversations of Women by [archiveofourown.org profile] Aycelcus - Strangers in Paradise, Francine/Katchoo, Casey/Tambi - Wonderful, fluffy future-fic. Great attention to detail.

We Are Six by [archiveofourown.org profile] nope - Eloise/Calvin & Hobbes crossover, Gen - Eloise and Calvin have adventures. Delightfully written in the style of Eloise.

Open Beta by [archiveofourown.org profile] aristgd - Anthropomorfic, Dreamwidth/Fandom, Fandom/Livejournal - The kind of story that reminds me exactly why I love anthropomorfic. A remarkably accurate fictional representation of fandom's love affair with Dreamwidth and with Livejournal.

Delicious by [livejournal.com profile] newredshoes - Eddie Izzard Stand-Up routines - Vikings and Canadians and Nazis, oh my! Reads like it really could be an Eddie Izzard routine.

Clap, Damn You by [personal profile] naraht) - RPF - Classical Composers, Benjamin Britten/Peter Pears - Every thing I know about these guys I learned from [personal profile] naraht's posts about them. Nevertheless I was able to follow this fic with no problems at all. Witty and clever and very authentic-feeling.

Nothing Rhymes With Ignatieff But Orange by [personal profile] trouble - RPF - Canadian Politics, Gen - OMG LOVE. In which Elizabeth May runs Canadian politics from her Secret Eco-Friendly Underground Lair in New Glasgow. So. Much. Awesome.

Second Guessing by [livejournal.com profile] carlanime - RPF - Canadian Politics, Gen - Stephen Harper is plagued by self-doubt, and Peter MacKay is plagued by his crush on Stephen Harper. Unrequited love, and kittens. Well, references to kittens. Really, what's not to love!

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