List three really long fics (minimum 25,000 words) that you really love
This one's difficult for a different reason - I have a lot of really long fics I love. But here's my favs of the moment, as best I can order them:
1. The Difference Engine by sam_storyteller: Okay, so Sam the Storyteller is like one of my favourite authors ever. His HP/SB story, Cartographer's Craft, is like the epitome of HP fic, and is about 10x a better version of book seven than DH actually was; and his short BBC Sherlock story, Lab Book, is a favourite of mine in that fandom as well. I love this story for a lot of reasons (and not just because John is a robot), but one of the main ones is that the charecterizations are so spot on perfect that it hurts. Another one is the absolutely gorgeous writing style. I mean, just read:
"You can't reprogram me?" he asked hopefully.
"Even if I could, I wouldn't. You're a person, and you're just going to have to cope with being a person the way the rest of us do. Do you get that?" Rodney snarled. "You're not my pet machine, you're not my brainchild, you're a person, you have your own memories and your own damages, and you write your own basecode the way we all do. I didn't program you. All I did was save your life, and you've amply repaid the favour."
Sheppard brought his arms up, knocked Rodney's hands away (ow!) and used his momentarily open stance to push forward, get them body-to-body again, jerked Rodney's chin up with one hand and kissed him.
2. To Have and To Hold by ru_salki99: Well, in case you haven't noticed by now, I have a thing for forced marriage/marriage of convience fic. (This probably says terrible things about my own love life, or lack thereof, but I don't analyse it much.) This is... well, another one of those, this one being John must marry Rodney so he [Rodney] can stay on Atlantis. Well, must is streching it a bit, but still, It's brilliant. It's lovely. It's the boys being oblivious and getting married and having sex and falling in love (or maybe realize they've been in love all this time) - in that order - and is positively brilliant.
3. Every Day in Every Way by velocitygrass: This is John's in love with Rodney, Rodney's oblivious until they acidentally have sex, then they continue to have sex, then Rodney falls in love with John. It is hot and spot-on in charecterization and just a little cracky, and should be read at least once by all John/Rodney fans.
As a poste scripte, I would like to add that, thanks to yesterday's meme, the inheriant bordom of doing Q&A at work, and the fic I happened to be reading last night, I have gotten a McShep fic idea I should be shot for but will, possibly, end up writing. Hopefully I can delay the urge until I finish "Socii" this time. God.