This is dustandroses rec journal. Here I will rec fic I like. Not necessarily the best fic in whatever fandoms they represent - there are plenty of rec comms and individual sites that rec that stuff. I'm going to rec the ones I like. They may be flawed masterpieces, they may be just okay, and maybe they'll get my top rating. It doesn't matter. I'll rec the ones I enjoy, even if they're guilty secrets that I'm ashamed to admit I like. If I read them, and chances are good that I'll likely read them more than once again, they belong on this list. No matter how "bad" they may be. "Bad." It's such a relative term, isn't it? In any event, this journal has a theme: I rec what I like. That's it. I hope you like them, too. That's why I rec them.
I'll be glad to take a suggestion for future recs. Drop me a line, or comment to one of my posts, and I'll check it out, if I feel it is appropriate, I'll rec it. Please don't feel offended if I don't, remember: these are just the fic that turn my crank far enough that I'll be coming back for more. Even if it's an incredibly fantastic piece of work, if I wouldn't read it again, for whatever reason, I won't post it here. Go figure. It's just me. What can I say.
About Series and WIP's: For the purposes of this journal, a Series is a string of Finished Stories linked with a common thread. They can be read independently, but are often more enjoyable when read in the sequence in which they are written. If the author is still writing in this Series, the tag will say "Ongoing Series." Otherwise, you can assume the Series is complete, or the author is no longer actively writing them.
WIPs, on the other hand, are one extended story, usually with a cliff-hanger or a "to be continued" ending to each segment or part, which are difficult to understand without reading the other parts. I'm not fond of WIPs. The chances are slim that you'll see too many in this journal. I'll wait until they are finished before I rec them.
If you have any suggestions on how to improve this system, please feel free to drop me a line. I might even pay attention...who knows?
dustandroses at hotmail dot com
By the way, you won't find any of my own fic here...that would be beyond tacky. But I'm not above suggesting that you check my fic out. You can find my Oz fic at breakingparole and my Stargate SG-1, NCIS and other various fic at dustys_fic. Feel free to come visit any time.
Here's my rating system:
This Is The Best Shit - okay, so I'm impressed. This is some of the best fic I've read in a long time. Pretty Damn Good - this one just really works for me. I Like This One good, solid fic, I'm always glad to read it, again. Good But Flawed - gee, I like this fic a lot, but... Tell Anyone I Rec'ed This Fic And I'll Have To Kill You - I can't believe I'm admitting this, but...
Guilty Secret - I love this, even though I probably shouldn't.
The Dusty Seal of Approval - this one thing the writer did? It blew my socks off!
Genre Options: Slash, Het, Gen, Drama, Humor, Friendship, AU, First Time, Action/Adventure, Character Study, Angst, Crossover, PWP, Novel, Hurt/Comfort, Parody, Pre-slash, Romance, Established Relationship, Crack Fic
Warning Options: BDSM, Dark, Beastiality, Bondage, Major Character Death, Child Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Dom/sub, Erotic Asphyxiation, Fisting, Incest, Kink, Non-Con, Rape, Torture, Extreme Violence, WIP (Work In Progress), Voyeurism
You must be this tall to read this fic: G - your little kiddies can read this one PG13 - probably inappropriate for the kiddies because of language, slight violence or suggestive behavior R - there'll be harsher language, more violence, or suggestive behavior NC17 - you're taking your chances on this one - Sex, drugs and rock and roll, lots of violence, kinky sex, possibly non-consensual sex, hey maybe even beastiality! Ya never know. Don't say I didn't warn you - anything goes, here.
I made this a comm instead of a journal, because this way I can work on it with out signing out of dustandroses everytime. So the membership is restricted to me, but I'd be glad to have you friend me, you can keep track of new recs that way. Thanks!