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About us

We read fanfic.

A lot.

Probably way more than we should, which is basically why we think we know when a fic is worth wasting your time on reading it.

When you arrive to a new fandom and you try to find good fic, there's probably nothing better than finding a decent recs page that sends you to all the "must-read". It's specially cool if it's well classified and easy to search (which surprisingly enough, is not that usual).

So this is our attempt at an archive of fanfic recommendations. Updates will be tagged so any rec can be found by fandom, pairing or rating.

There will not be a classification based on characters basically because:
a) With all the different characters from all the different fandoms, the list of tags would get so long it would stop being useful.
b) If determinining the pairing is difficult, deciding which characters a fic is about is practically a nightmare. Unless it's a character study fic, and those are not very abundant.

Rec format

The format used for each rec is the following:

Pairing : it will not depend on the RST but on the feeling of the fic. It doesn't have to be necessarily the same as the pairing tag, as the tag is used to search fics while the info in the post gives an idea of what the fic is about. The info in the post will be more detailed than the tags. The tag will basically answer to "Would this fic satisfy me if I were looking for fics of this pairing?".
Size/Length: in kbytes (when the fic is saved as rtf) and number of words respectively.
Rating: if the fic has different ratings for each chapter, it will always be the higher one. There may be several ratings if the chapters can be read separately and still make sense. We will use the MPAA ratings (the classic one) instead of the newer fiction ratings.
Spoilers: usually what's given by the author unless we notice something different.
Summary: the one given by the author (or not given as it may be the case).
Comments: Things we may have to say about the fic, although we'd mostly ignore this and just get on with the reading as any eloquence may not be assured ;).
Links: where you can find it.

Everything else

Updates frequency will probably depend on how much of a bitch real life is being at the time and fandoms will vary as new obsessions or nostalgic bouts come up. We will try not to repeat authors in a fandom although we won't have any problems reccing the same author in different fandoms. We will also try not to spam too much.

Any questions, suggestions or heads up for broken links or mistakes in any of the recs are very welcome either in a comment or in a mail.

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