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I was thinking today about all the different kinds of fics I enjoy. I'd like to think I have a wide range of favorites and, depending on my mood, they always serve me well. I wanted to share some today. I pulled these out of my memories page, and I'm sorry I can't include all the wonderful and great fics I love and reread all the time. These are just a tiny slice of my favorites, and I tried to choose some that are maybe a littler older or left-of-center, stuff you might not have seen before.

    Jeeves Makes a Mistake by [ profile] cuvalwen: an older fic that I always find myself revisiting for two reasons. One, it does a great job of tugging at the old heartstrings. The scene with Jeeves standing on the windswept hill alone rings true every time. And two, I think the love scene is pretty freaking hot because of the added tension that, if it's not successful, then the couple won't be together in the end. So many love scenes (mine included; I shall whip myself constantly for it) follow the age-old set-up of tension, confession, consummation. This was a great example of how to keep the tension high till almost the very end. It's not perfect; there are some flaws in grammar that make my pen-hand itch, but for all of that it's so charming that I can forgive it.

    Polar, a Top Gear fic by [ profile] swing_set: I know, I know, RPS gives one hives and makes one feel the need to shower constantly. At its very worst, RPS is so awful as it be illegal. But this story . . . it's different. There is a skill and a quality of the setting of the north pole, especially, that make it worthwhile. I think the fact that nothing overtly sexual ever happens helps me cope, and allows me to appreciate the dreaminess of the narration.

    Jeeves and the Tennis Coach by [ profile] out_there: One of the first epic Jooster stories I ever read that made me realize, wow, this could be Wodehouse. It's that entertaining and pleasurable to read. As far as plot goes, this always impresses me. I only wish I had a big chunk of time whenever I felt like reading it from start to finish!

    Speaking and Hearing, a House/Wilson fic by [ profile] arwen_kenobi: I was reminded of this story lately because I was discussing trauma and sudden traumatic events in storytelling. I think there's a bad way to do it, a boring way to do it, and a small sliver of a good way to do it, and this fic is the third one. I like that the awful fate that befalls one of the characters, the life-changing affliction, isn't just swept aside with a sort of "I'll love you no matter what" and "we'll get through this together" Band-Aid. These sorts of things are never easy, and the way to convey that emotion is by being honest. I love it. So much in such a sort space.

    Jeeves and the Oriental Dreams by [ profile] florida_belle: Lots of fandoms have experimented with the aphrodisiac plot device, and though it may seem better suited to a supernatural or magical fandom, here we see it in Jooster form. And I don't care. I don't care if it might be OOC or silly or a cliche. I like it, and I think it's hot, and that it's well-written is icing on the kinky cake. Sometimes, especially with red-hot PWP or some such, I think it's just okay it enjoy it for it's sexiness and not worry about all the grown up writerly nonsense. This story manages to satisfy in that it never breaks character, and thus lets me exist in this little world for just a bit.

I think that's a nice little list, if you wanted something to read in the cold evenings hours.

And one last thing. [ profile] h_e_r_b_a_t_a made this beautiful drawing based on a scene from Jeeves and the Club for Inverts. <3 I know it's not a fic, but I love it muchly.

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Date: 2009-04-02 02:07 am (UTC)
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Eee - I'd forgotten about Oriental Dreams, and it is a great one!

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Date: 2009-04-02 02:32 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zulu
Thanks for the recs--I've really enjoyed Speaking and Hearing and now I've got Jeeves and the Tennis Coach open in a tab.

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Date: 2009-04-02 02:32 am (UTC)
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Oriental Dreams is a new one for me. Thanks for the rec.

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Date: 2009-04-02 03:06 am (UTC)
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Naughty as I am, I'd read, very much liked and NOT COMMENTED on Jeeves Makes a Mistake.. Was sure I had though, and have now.

The Lady 529

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Date: 2009-04-02 04:03 am (UTC)
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That picture is *delightful*! And 'Jeeves and the Tennis Coach' is one of my favourites.

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Date: 2009-04-02 06:10 am (UTC)
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Oh hello, fic I haven't heard of here.. *goes to read*

*smooches you for the recs*

And OMG that drawing is amazing O_O

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Date: 2009-04-02 04:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*weeps* I want to read...all of them. And draw. And play outside, and feel the warm spring sun :c
One more week, and then off to Scotland and THEN *is definitely looking forward to it*


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