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04 January 2013 @ 09:39 pm
I am sorry for having been a bit absent; it's what the holidays do to you. I hope everyone had lovely holidays and got safely into the new year. ♥

It's January, it's 2013, and that means it's time for a REC PARTY. The rules are simple:

1) Link to the fanwork (please also put down the title + screenname of the creator)
2) A few words about why this fanwork is awesome

ALL RECS ARE ACCEPTABLE. I for one, would love podfic recs - are there even podfics in the 00Q fandom yet? NOW IS THE TIME TO FIND OUT.

Either drop your rec(s) in the comment here, or through the submit function on tumblr.
1) If submitting on tumblr, please use the 'rec party' tag + whatever other tags apply from the list. ♥
2) if commenting here, please put 'fic rec' or what it is you have, in the subject line.

jayeinacross: qjayeinacross on January 4th, 2013 10:22 pm (UTC)
fic and art rec!
dawn by kiyala and piecrumbs.

Bond honestly doesn't begin with the intention of courting Q.

An advent fic project from Kii and Pie, what's not to like? Kii's writing is amazing and Pie's art is beautiful and Bond gives Q presents and pretends like he doesn't know all of Q's favourite stuff and...just read it. You won't regret it. Also with sequel, night.
nerakrosenerak_rose on January 5th, 2013 02:51 pm (UTC)
Re: fic and art rec!
i kept seeing this on my dash and i thought it was the same piece of work showing up every day XD i feel stupid now. :P GOOD TO KNOW IT WASN'T AND OH MY GOD IT'S 17K I NEED THIS
nerakrose: *hugs*nerak_rose on January 5th, 2013 02:49 pm (UTC)
fic recs
The perks of Constancy by superpol (Mature, 6k)
Asexual!Q. That is all. (I liked it also for other reasons, but there's not enough ace!fic out there. and this one is lovely. <3)

A Harsh and Dreadful Thing by ophie_raven (Mature, 5k)
the one where Bond got shot in the eye and acquired an eyepatch. I love this fic because it depicts a long-term relationship about 20 years into it and i'm a sucker for that sort of thing.
James: asexual slasherdarkestnight01 on January 5th, 2013 04:02 pm (UTC)
Re: fic recs
have you read this? asexual!Bond <333

Entire by threegifproblem
Re: fic recs - nerak_rose on January 5th, 2013 04:10 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: fic recs - darkestnight01 on January 6th, 2013 01:31 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: fic recs - foolish_m0rtal on January 6th, 2013 01:26 am (UTC) (Expand)
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Re: fic recs - rebornxlambo on January 26th, 2013 02:28 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: fic recs - foolish_m0rtal on January 6th, 2013 01:30 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: fic recs - rebornxlambo on January 26th, 2013 02:27 pm (UTC) (Expand)
James: asexual slasherdarkestnight01 on January 5th, 2013 03:53 pm (UTC)
Equanimity by Resonant

"As I never know when someone might try to push my buttons, I find it useful to know where they are."

There aren't many fics containing a first time for Bond, especially this well written. It's short, but I loved it very much!

Bal-Chatri by Kryptaria

Rising through the ranks at MI6 is enough to erode anyone's ability to trust. The agents of the double-oh program all take paranoia one step further, elevating it to an art form. But everyone needs one person to trust -- even James Bond. Now, Q just has to figure out how to convince him of that.

This has the warning of light BDSM. I usually don't like bdsm fics. It's just not my kind of thing. But I'm so glad I started this one. It's Q's POV and the main focus here are the emotions, insecurities and trust issues of both of them. Exactly what I want with such a fic. It's completed and an awesome read.

the sheer lack of professionalism by scioscribe

Q rolled his eyes. “Oh, there are just bloody wheels within wheels to it, aren’t there, this kidnapping business? Really, you should give it up. You’re not cut out for it. Think about it, your first time out, and you pinch a national intelligence treasure and ask his MI6 boyfriend for ransom. It isn’t very promising, is it?”

This is such a hilarious fic. I laughed my way all through it and I return to it whenever I feel bad and need a good laugh. Q's voice is just amazing here. Unfortunately way too short XD
Fumufoolish_m0rtal on January 6th, 2013 01:27 am (UTC)
Sheer Lack of Professionalism is something I always go back and re-read if I want a laugh. Such a good rec!

Hmm, I'd seen bal-chatri around but (like you) was reluctant to read it due to the BDSM tag. However, your comments have encouraged me to read it.
(no subject) - darkestnight01 on January 6th, 2013 01:37 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - rebornxlambo on January 26th, 2013 02:30 pm (UTC) (Expand)
nagasasu: utena jurinagasasu on January 5th, 2013 09:22 pm (UTC)
Professorfangirl's Prowl series.
Nape porn, 'nuff said. Although the first one is PWP, the second installment is pretty searing in its character insight.
Fumufoolish_m0rtal on January 6th, 2013 01:29 am (UTC)
I LOVE Prowl. The best nape porn ever. Guh.

I liked the second installment as well, but the transition to the universal 'you' in between was jarring for me. However, I did like the insights that were discussed in those asides.
(no subject) - nagasasu on January 6th, 2013 02:15 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - foolish_m0rtal on January 7th, 2013 02:57 am (UTC) (Expand)
Fumufoolish_m0rtal on January 6th, 2013 01:24 am (UTC)
an oral history by 8611
Bond, Moneypenny, and Q meet after an apocalyptic event starts destroying civilisation.

This entire fic reminds me of the Scotland pieces of Skyfall (they are in Scotland for much of the fic). Cold and lonely but lovely. The characterisation is brilliant, the romance is perfect, everyone is a badass. I can't ask for anything more.

I've been reccing other brilliant Skyfall fics on my fan group's fic rec tumblr here, if you're interested.

Edited at 2013-01-06 01:24 am (UTC)
Fumufoolish_m0rtal on January 6th, 2013 01:35 am (UTC)
I would love to podfic 00q fics, but

1) I don't have a proper microphone to record. Not sure how professional my computer speakers would sound.

2) I'm not from the UK, and I don't know the fandom's opinions on someone like me doing a fic with British characters. I've noticed that podfics in the BBC Sherlock fandom are all done by UK readers (at least, all the ones I've come across), and I'm not sure if this is just coincidence or protocol.
nerakrosenerak_rose on January 6th, 2013 09:01 am (UTC)
some people use just that. :) podfic_tips is a great place to start, if you don't know it already.

coincidence, maybe? in the HP fandom the podfics i've listened to so far have all been done by americans and people with english as their second language. it doesn't really matter where you're from - fandom will love it anyway. some people can be particular about accents, but to be honest i think that's an elitist way of thinking that only serves to exclude a big portion of fandom, and anyway those people seem to be mythical creatures because i've not come across them yet :)
nerakrose: *hugs*nerak_rose on January 7th, 2013 04:46 pm (UTC)
art recs!
james x q by smallworld-inc
i really adore this piece of work for the colours and details. <3 it's got a lovely homey feel to it and it's just so sweet and ahhhh <3

persocom!q by fishnbacon
i have no idea what a persocom is but this artwork is GORGEOUS and i have a thing for robots. i approve of this on so many levels :D

00Q comic by brilcrist
part one part two part three
let me tell you a secret, this comic was one of the reasons why i got lured into this fandom <.< i was already following brilcrist for avengers reasons when this cropped up on my dash and i was blown away by the beauty and also COMICS I LOVE COMICS and i just. love this. so. much.
Fumufoolish_m0rtal on January 8th, 2013 01:42 am (UTC)
Re: art recs!
Ahh! I hadn't seen the james x q one before. Wonderful!

And yesss, anyone that hasn't seen the brilliance of brilcrist needs to go read that 00Q comic immediately.
Re: art recs! - nerak_rose on January 8th, 2013 02:12 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: art recs! - rebornxlambo on January 26th, 2013 02:35 pm (UTC) (Expand)
valavalinorean on January 9th, 2013 12:03 pm (UTC)
Gonna link here two rec lists I made last November when Skyfall fandom was just starting. I know there are a lot more fics written since then and OMG I'm going to sit down and read all the new recs *glomps everyone*

'Skyfall Recs (00Q)' and 'More 00Q Recs'

*flail flail flail*

Edited at 2013-01-09 12:04 pm (UTC)
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Fumufoolish_m0rtal on January 20th, 2013 09:38 pm (UTC)
I haven't read some of these! Thank you!!!
twilightscribe: skyfall bondtwilightscribe on January 11th, 2013 05:02 pm (UTC)
I've got a 00Q rec list on my tumblr here, if anyone is curious. I'll just hand pick a couple of recs from it...

Jagged Little Pill by beederiffic
Q's first impression of Bond isn't particularly favourable. It's bound to change.

One of the first fics I read for 00Q; definitely a must read.

Damage(d) by imadra_blue
There were two kinds of people in MI6: those that were going somewhere and those that had already gone somewhere.

Attaching a warning for discussed dubious consent for this one, but an excellent look at how similar Q and Bond are and how they fall into their relationship.

Wheelhouse by recrudescence
The one where Bond really, really isn't used to sleeping with people who don't tragically die soon afterward.

Both hilarious and at times a little heart-wrenching, this fic sort of played with my emotions in that I was torn between laughing and wanting to give Bond a hug at times. Definitely plays on the trope of Bond Girls meeting an untimely demise if they sleep with him...

slow hands killer by paxlux
Après moi, le déluge. (There is nothing gentle about Bond. There is nothing gentle about Q.)

Another must read for 00Q. I love the banter in this one.

And Poles Apart by Chaerring
It’s barbaric, is the only English thought that keeps passing through the lines of code and images that normally make up Q’s thought processes. He could manipulate the economies of continents and find out nearly anything he wanted to know about the world, but he couldn’t stop his parents from selling him off like nothing so much as cattle.

An arranged marriage AU for 00Q. It hasn't updated in a while, but I actually really loved the opening chapters and look forward to more and seeing how things develop.

Synchronicity by stereobone
It goes on like that for months, and then Q realizes that James Bond is "hanging out" at his flat.

Bond starts crashing at Q's place between missions. Dental floss is used to stitch up wounds. There's sex. This is also very good and you should read it because reasons.

selah by skylights
Humanity, stripped bare. Bond rests his head in the crook of Q’s shoulder and oh, how the heart may know, but the flesh will always be slow to understand.

I have a thing for vampire AUs. Don't ask, but this one is short but good.

Edited at 2013-01-11 05:02 pm (UTC)
ABC, her eyelids say.epistolic on January 15th, 2013 06:35 am (UTC)
I've got a series of 00Q recs here! They're supposed to be weekly but I've been a bit hectic lately - will definitely have more as soon as I get the chance ♥