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Sra ([personal profile] sarcasticsra) wrote in [community profile] pofinterest_chat2013-08-25 06:00 pm
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Fic recs!

Got any fics you want to squee about? Did you just find that perfect fic that somehow encapsulates every last bit of your headcanon and you need to express the love you feel in capslock or else explode? (Hint: that's me.) Share all your feelings with us here!

All ships (and no ships! gen and team fic represent) are welcome, and feel free to squee about your particular cup of tea to your heart's content. Please take care not to bring down anyone else--just because they might prefer Earl Grey to Sencha Green doesn't mean we can't all have fun. :D
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[personal profile] orockthro 2013-08-25 11:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Ooooh. Oh that's beautiful and painful and beautiful again. Great rec.
@___@
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[personal profile] bookblather 2013-08-25 11:54 pm (UTC)(link)
SO MUCH CAPSLOCKING YOU GUYS

SO. MUCH.
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[personal profile] bookblather 2013-08-25 11:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Another Finch/Reese fic: Candid.

It's very short, just over a thousand words, and it's about pictures. Cell phone pictures. What people find beautiful. The things that John and Harold didn't talk about. The things they still don't talk about. It's really lovely, and I would summarize it but I'm reasonably sure that would spoil it. So have the summary:

"He picks up the phone: one picture message, from 'Reese'."
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[personal profile] orockthro 2013-08-26 12:26 am (UTC)(link)
o___o oh wow. That's haunting and gorgeous. I would have completely missed that fic had you not reced it. And that would have been a real pity. I love how they used technology and communication (while not actually saying anything)... <3
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[personal profile] bookblather 2013-08-26 12:35 am (UTC)(link)
I was gonna say, since when do these boys actually say anything? XD
orockthro: George with glasses and "NERD" written on her forehead (Default)

[personal profile] orockthro 2013-08-26 01:28 am (UTC)(link)
AHAHAH Fair point is fair ;))) There's is a communication in the breaks between words.
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[personal profile] aprilvalentine 2013-08-27 03:34 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, that fic! Yes, it's absolutely wonderful. I only wish I'd had someone to capslock with when I was reading it!
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[personal profile] bookblather 2013-08-27 03:37 am (UTC)(link)
I WILL CAPSLOCK WITH YOU RIGHT NOW IF YOU WANT.

:D
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[personal profile] aprilvalentine 2013-08-27 04:18 am (UTC)(link)
Don't I wish... but my wrists and hands are worn out and I couldn't type more tonight if I had to, lol. Thanks though. we'll have to make a date.
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[personal profile] bookblather 2013-08-27 09:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Just let me know! I capslock very intensely.
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[personal profile] spatz 2013-09-03 05:22 am (UTC)(link)
*blushes* Aww, thank you! I was totally not expecting to see myself recced in the comments here, and now I just want to hug everybody in this thread. ♥
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[personal profile] bookblather 2013-08-26 02:25 am (UTC)(link)
GDI you beat me to Better Luck This Time. I was just trying to find the link. H8.
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[personal profile] pendrecarc 2013-08-26 04:26 am (UTC)(link)
I have to rec [personal profile] hedda62's "This Rough Magic", not because I betad for it (disclaimer) but because it's 10,000 words of fantastic characterization with her usual excellent prose and the best portrayal of the Machine I've seen. The final sequence is stunning.
Edited 2013-08-26 04:27 (UTC)
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[personal profile] subluxate 2013-08-26 09:45 am (UTC)(link)
Oh WOW, that was FANTASTIC. Thank you muchly for the rec; I've bookmarked that for a reread at a later date.
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[personal profile] spatz 2013-09-03 05:25 am (UTC)(link)
That story was awesome! If it wasn't past midnight, I'd go read it again :)
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[personal profile] hedda62 2013-08-26 05:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, to return the favor, I want to rec [personal profile] pendrecarc's POI fics, and since the fantastic Code Indigo has already been read by lots of people, I want to call your attention to Electric, which is a lovely and scary character exploration of Root. (Enthusiastic Finch/Reese shipper that I am, I sometimes feel that non-Finch/Reese fics don't get their fair share of notice. But when I do get around to working on my recs list, which will happen someday, it will include both.)
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[personal profile] bookblather 2013-08-26 10:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, damn, Electric was AWESOME, such elegant, smooth prose and a really good grasp of the character. I love Root even more now-- passing this on to my Root-adoring friend as well. Thank you for that rec!
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[personal profile] orockthro 2013-08-27 01:42 am (UTC)(link)
OMG Code Indigo is like, enough to give me fannish happy feelings to last a freaking YEAR. Which is good, because a year is exactly how long the next month will feel.
But the Electric rec is great too! I read it awhile back, but man, it deserves a re-read. :D
Edited 2013-08-27 01:44 (UTC)
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[personal profile] pendrecarc 2013-08-27 01:46 am (UTC)(link)
<3 and thank you. :) That's a favorite of mine, but I'm still kicking myself for not naming it "The Body Electric". Talk about wasted opportunities.
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[personal profile] callmecathy 2013-08-27 05:30 am (UTC)(link)
I'd like to rec Troubleshooting by Dien, a coda to Bad Code, the missing scene of Reese getting Finch back to New York. Friendship-only, and lovely.
Three Reese/Finch fics: First, Hedda62's Then Move Not. It's quiet and stunningly written.
And CaseyM's The Most Important Meal of the Day, which is 12,000 words leading up to a first time. Snappy dialogue, baking, and tender.
Last, Draycevixen's We're Halfway There, which is actually a double drabble, but two hundred words that pretty much sum up the spare, fiercely devoted relationship of the two men.
Edited 2013-08-27 05:30 (UTC)
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[personal profile] bookblather 2013-08-27 09:22 pm (UTC)(link)
We're Halfway There made me wiggle in my seat with glee. Thanks for the rec!
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[personal profile] spatz 2013-09-03 05:36 am (UTC)(link)
Troubleshooting! I love that one. I wish Dien was more consistent about posting to AO3 - I found out by accident that there's several she only posted to LJ, including A Narrow Place, in which Carter and Fusco team up to handle a number circa Finch's kidnapping. The story's opening is slightly-jossed by 2x01-2, but it's still a fantastic Carter character piece/casefile.

There's a few more of Dien's that I recced here, for those who are interested.
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outsider POV

[personal profile] brewsternorth 2013-09-01 08:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Someone already rec'd Leupagus' "let's get together and call ourselves an institute"; I also found sivib's Redacted for HIPAA Compliance (gen fluff, listed as Finch & Reese, but you could definitely infer Finch/Reese if that was the prescription on your slash goggles) hilarious and sweet. Also, the fact that we're sort of viewing this through the Machine's POV *as well* is also a bonus to me.
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Re: outsider POV

[personal profile] orockthro 2013-09-02 12:44 am (UTC)(link)
Oh! I remember that one. XD Love love love it. Good rec!
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[personal profile] spatz 2013-09-03 06:49 am (UTC)(link)
*cracks knuckles* Okay, here goes! I'm going for some less-well-known ones that I love a lot.

Carter (& Fusco) gen
with coffee spoons by zihna
Five times Carter and Fusco shared coffee. Sweet, well-observed progression of their partnership, with a eerily perfect Fusco voice.

One Stone by xparrot
Tense Carter-centric POV on a number gone bad. There's quite a lot of action and Finch-Reese devotion stuff going on, but mostly I was impressed at how the author handled Carter's self-possession and integrity, which is hard to pull off.

A Narrow Place by dien
Awesomesauce casefile featuring Carter and Fusco's banter and partnership. Slightly jossed by 2x01, but basically just for the first three paragraphs.

Finch backstory-ish
Build A Better Blowjob by dien
Hilarious MIT-era Harold/Nathan, wherein Nathan makes a bet to build a perfect sex toy - and then promptly enlists Harold's help to build it. Except Harold's never had sex, so he has to do some research.

Random Access Memory by xparrot
Harold is running a fever of 104. Ahhh god, bring tissues because Nathan, but also incredibly sweet.

Beta Period by Croik
Harold works the numbers on his own, before he finds Reese. This is an old story that not many people have read, but it's still my personal headcanon until proven otherwise. Perfect and oh so painful.

Humor
Pen Pal by galaxysoup
Reese and Sofia keep in touch. Funny as hell, sweet friendship story, and good use of the extended cast. Galaxysoup has written several other hysterically funny POI stories, if you like this one.

Do Not Disturb
Written for my kinkmeme prompt asking for outsider POV with Finch's bodyguards in the pilot tying Reese to that hotel bed. Hilarious and oh-so-wrong.

Het, Ensemble & OFCs
Lowdown Groove by rose_griffes
John finds Zoe Morgan at a bar after 1x08 and they hook up. I love the way Zoe watches and understands John, and their banter and mutual respect. They're not in love, but there's a lot of warmth and trust (for them) and friendship there.

Children of an Idle Brain by hedda62
Lyrical and gorgeously characterized look at the dreams of the entire ensemble. Really nails that feeling of dream logic.

Chaos AU by LindaO
I'm hesitant to rec this because I know it will not be some people's cup of tea: namely, the series features two OFCs who start out borderline Mary Sue, but they do get some excellent character development over the course of the series. The series is also 300K of mostly-gen casefiles with good ensemble work, solid characterization, and lots of Bechdel passing, so I wanted to point it out for those who looking for a long plotty read.

Finch & Reese gen
Kryptonite by dien
'Having Finch bandage his wounds was a very different experience from Stanton doing it.' Short, funny, and sweet without being sentimental.

the darkness of the nest by whiplash
Atmospheric casefile set in mid-S1, with the tentative beginnings of Reese & Finch's friendship.

Burn Up the Ashes by orockthro
Finch POV on the gap between Number Crunch and Super, focusing on the delayed emotional fallout of the bombing and nearly losing another friend. I love her Harold in this, mildly ruthless and holding on to his composure by his fingernails.

Where Circles End by callmecathy
AU where Nathan turns out to be alive, and Finch & Reese have to rescue him. The best part in my opinion is the fallout after the rescue, which digs into the complicated cracks in all three men's relationships with each other. (also, this is gen the way the show is gen: i.e., Finch and Reese totally love each other in the most epic way ever. ♥)

ETA: also I have 80+ recs here on Pinboard, if you're looking for more, or for all the Finch/Reese I didn't get to here.
Edited 2013-09-03 06:51 (UTC)
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[personal profile] orockthro 2013-09-04 11:36 am (UTC)(link)
Ahhhh I love so many of these @__@
Also oh god your pinboard. I'm salivating....
Edited 2013-09-04 11:37 (UTC)
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[personal profile] spatz 2013-09-09 05:39 am (UTC)(link)
I just added a new batch of links, though I imagine you've read a lot of them. *sigh* It's been a slow few months.
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[personal profile] bookblather 2013-09-04 12:18 am (UTC)(link)
I'm like, 50% responsible for this? Maybe a little less. I don't care.

Let the Bough Break by our own sarcasticsra deals the unthinkable and how John reacts to it. Hint: poorly.

I can't summarize anymore, it's a spoiler, just be aware that it's John/Harold and there's Bear and Shaw is perfect and also Carter and I love Fusco and Leon is just the right note of terrified and also you should read it, okay.
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[personal profile] bookblather 2013-09-04 12:20 am (UTC)(link)
I WILL NEVER STOP SCREAMING ABOUT THIS FIC.
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[personal profile] orockthro 2013-09-04 11:36 am (UTC)(link)
Wait we're screaming together? JOINS.
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[personal profile] bookblather 2013-09-05 06:56 am (UTC)(link)
*SCREAMS WITH YOU*

Can I can I can I just talk about the way the narrative goes utterly flat as soon as Harold (spoiler)? just... nothing anymore, and just FEELS OKAY I HAD FEELS ALL OVER THE SCREEN. And then it perks back up as soon as we find out (spoiler), and we start getting adjectives again, AND I HAD FEELS ALL OVER THE SCREEN AGAIN.
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[personal profile] hedda62 2013-09-12 11:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Belatedly here is my decidedly non-definitive fic recs post. :)
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[personal profile] bookblather 2013-09-17 02:50 am (UTC)(link)
Okay so.

I was really confused by the idea of a PoI Regency AU. I mean, it didn't seem to make sense to me. I love them both but they seemed mutually exclusive concepts.

AND THEN HEARTSEASE.

SERIOUSLY GUYS.

OH MY GOD.

It is amaaaaaaaaazing and also full of feels, and it's a perfect blend of the Regency romance feel with the Person of interest characters and plots. Also, Carter? Solid awesome all the way through. And Zoe is pitch-perfect. And I love Reese and Finch and everyone but seriously, Zoe? PERFECT. AMAZING. There's even a mention of Sam Shaw. You guys should go and read it. Finch/Reese, rated G (ish).
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[personal profile] callmecathy 2013-09-20 03:55 am (UTC)(link)
Ohhh, Heartsease. I was totally going to rec this, but you got to it first. :D This one's seriously awesome. Like, clothing porn. And everything Bookblather said-- Carter and Zoey and alive!Naatthannn. And John is so wonderfully broken and then there's Harold, and their romance is so beautiful.

Okay, my rec. Code Decay, by Orockthro. It's Nathan/Olivia/Harold, the backstory of their relationship together through MIT, Will's birth, the starting of IFT, and later; it's about everything falling apart, and then there are all these superb Harold insights (and he is so dear in this fic), and Olivia is incredibly real, and Nathan is a fool, but a wonderful fool. I know this summary doesn't do it justice but just know that this fic is beautiful, heartbreaking, and lovely.
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[personal profile] orockthro 2013-10-19 01:04 pm (UTC)(link)
I just read Dien's "The Ravens of Odin," and I'm kinda in happy bliss about it. It's NOT what you expect, and it's so compelling for that shift.
Without giving too much away, it's an AU where Finch and Ingram didn't work on IFT together; Finch went into the CIA rather than the private sector. The fic focuses on Reese's entry into the CIA and Finch as his handler/mentor, and it is very interesting. Well written, fascinating, and very worth it. 8D

http://archiveofourown.org/works/1009786