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Title: Like Mother, Like Daughter?
Rating/Warnings: G
Characters/Pairing: Paris Geller
Summary: Paris is sure of one thing: she doesn't want her mother's life. Set right after the Puff night in 2x07 Like Mother, Like Daughter.
Word Count: 981

Like Mother, Like Daughter? )
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I've been reading a lot of fanfictions these days. Harry Potter remains my main fandom if only for the sheer amount of fanworks produced for it but really I love my other fandoms just as much. If you know these stories' canon at all, do consider giving them a chance. They're excellent.

The Thin Man

Christmas in Normandie (Nick/Nora, PG). It should come as no surprise that The Thin Man is one of my very favourite movie series. I pinched it over at [ profile] fandom_of_one (which is a really good comm, with a newsletter promoting fanworks in tiny fandoms and a space to pimp your small fandom, do consider joining!) and was linked to what is, I believe, the only Thin Man fanfic ever. And it's so good, too! What really makes the show for me is the dialog and the impeccable delivery - here it's smart and witty and the banter is completely in-character and delicious. What a find!

Tipping the Velvet

No Man (Diana, PG-13) by [ profile] miss_morland . Diana is a fascinating character in her own right, a character you know the author has really thought about and whose story has been carefully shelved because it'd slow down the plot. This is a fic that bridges this gap & gives us a glimpse into Diana's world of upper-class lesbians. The writing is very good, too! I found it when browsing [ profile] lgbtfest .

Harry Potter

Out on the Run with No Place to Hide (Charlie, a bit of brief Charlie/Tonks with a twist, PG) Charlie coming out. It's a very small fic. I can't remember where I found it. In any case it's got a delicious scene with Tonks (with a twist, go have a look for yourself!) which I thought was plenty inventive, even though the end of the fic is a little unrealistic for my taste.

I'm currently in the process of compiling a master list of all my fanfic & fanart recommendations for various fandoms. I'll probably post it as a sticky later today.
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How are you all?

I have a few great things to recommend:
A Recipe

Fresh Spring Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

From here
Do it! I had it for dinner yesterday and today I had the leftovers in a baguette for a sandwich. It's so good. Chicken marinated in soy sauce & tons of veggies for a scrumptious salad with a honey vinaigrette (best dressing ever, I promise you). Marinating food takes two seconds to do and always gives the best result. It's really excellent and super easy to make.


A Book

Gods Behaving Badly - Marie Phillips

Nom nom this book was like a spicy dessert. The Ancient Greece gods are all alive and well and living in London today. They're bored. They have sex & take revenge on each other but mostly they are bored. There's nobody left to worship them since the arrival of Christianity & they have to get jobs to avoid getting bored to the point of madness. Aphrodite is a phone-sex worker. Apollo works for the telly. Artemis walks dogs every day. Hermes is a DJ. Two mortals cross their path & chaos ensues.
Really funny, light & sexy book I couldn't put down. Highly recommended! I'll be following this author for sure.

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Line Up! by [ profile] wwmrsweasleydo  (Ensemble cast but focus Charlie, G). It's a very clever fic with all the adults in Charlie's life ordering him around as a kid. I've never read a fic quite like this one, I thought the idea of having separate scenes just told with the adults' talking was very original and ended up being hilarious. Highly recommended for something fresh and new.

Taken from the Correspondence of Percy Weasley by [ profile] wwmrsweasleydo (Percy/Penelope, PG). Some of the letters written by Percy to Penelope over the summer at the start of CoS. Very in-character (down to the sexist bits that made me cringe) and very funny at times. So much so that it's now part of my personal canon.

Jolly Good Fellow by [ profile] allie_potter  (Justin, Ernie, Hannah, Harry & other Gryffindors but strong focus on the Hufflepuffs, G). I really loved this piece, which is a nice counterpoint to the Gryffindor point of view in the novels. Also, I'm such a huge fan of missing moment fics. The author really manages to show how much it took Justin to go apologize to Harry in CoS, while underlining some differences between Hufflepuff and Gryffindor. I value every house and it's always nice to see a new light cast on a well-known moment while really developing canon. The characters are all very well-written, too. A little gem of a fic, not to be missed.


Hufflepuff - The Party House by Scorch-D (Hufflepuff students, G) The art is exceptionally good and I thought it was nice to find this piece the same day I found Jolly Good Fellow for they both focus on Hufflepuff and highlight unsuspected qualities.

Since we're on the topic of houses, may I recommend [ profile] clever_claws , which is, to my knowledge, the only community devoted to fanworks around a specific house. The fics posted there (I've yet to see art) are often refreshing (again, because this point of view is unexpected) and  food for thought (because of counterpoints and missing moments seen differently). If anyone knows of one devoted to Gryffindor, Hufflepuff or Slytherin, do let me know!

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