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03 December 2007 @ 02:44 pm
Nomination post  
Is there a story that you would like to discuss? Do you want to talk about some of the classics of the genre, like "Iolokus" or "Parabiosis"? Do you want to pick shorter stories, so that we can fit in more variety? Do you like casefiles? Character studies? The possibilities are endless.

Nominate your choices here, and support the nominations for other stories that interest you. Once we have a few suggestions, I'll try to draw up a schedule that suits everyone.
maybe_amandamaybe_amanda on May 30th, 2010 08:20 pm (UTC)
"To Carthage Then I Came" by Annakovsky. It's short. It's haunting. It raises a lot of questions. It gives us very few answers.
All the letters I can writewendelah1 on May 31st, 2010 03:31 am (UTC)
It's a great story. We did discuss it here, over two years ago, when the community was much smaller. Okay, I'll post it as a re-run. I've done it before.
enj412 on June 1st, 2010 11:36 pm (UTC)
I'd like to recommend "Aquinnah" by Anjou. It's my favorite XF fan fic ever.
All the letters I can write: 2Shywendelah1 on July 29th, 2010 12:03 am (UTC)
It's one of my favorites, too. I posted it not that long ago to very little interest, but I guess we could try again.
(Anonymous) on June 18th, 2010 02:54 pm (UTC)
I'd like to suggest this one http://onpaperfirst.livejournal.com/2664.html?page=1#comments (don't know how to hyperlink it) by onpaperfirst. It's short and amazing.
hyperladder on July 8th, 2010 09:20 pm (UTC)
'Wing and Prayer' - Revely

A.: xf: so they don't let you downlightlack on July 13th, 2010 12:22 am (UTC)
Seconding Wing and Prayer! It's not my favourite fic by Revely, but it has a brief scene that I found so powerful it made me catch my breath.
enj412 on July 18th, 2010 12:39 pm (UTC)
I'd like to recommend "Prison of Innocents" by jrfpatton. It's a long casefile with a truly delightful first-time scenario with M&S. Lots of great UST-MSR and a very suspenseful read. Kept me interested from beginning to end. You can read it here: http://www.keyofx.org/fiction_jrfpatton_prison%20of%20innocents.txt
tri_sbr: pic#122003749tri_sbr on January 6th, 2014 01:55 am (UTC)
Ok, I'm replying 3.5 years later, and probably no one will see this, but I just have to say Prison of Innocents is fantastic. Fantastic. I don't know what to say without giving anything away. It's set s7 post Orison, but isn't terribly dependent on any particular episode and isn't related to the mytharc. The characterization is exceptional for both M&S, the plot is gripping, and there are several very powerful scenes that stuck with me. I have read it multiple times and highly recommend it.
ktds: Season 3ktds on August 1st, 2010 01:36 am (UTC)
If you are still planning to post more first-time stories, how about "Heated" by Joann Humby, I found it via a rec on Haven. It's a missing scene in The Erlenmeyer Flask.
All the letters I can writewendelah1 on August 21st, 2010 08:36 pm (UTC)
Okay, I'll put it in the queue. It's a sweet little story.
amyhitamyhit on August 1st, 2010 01:49 am (UTC)
in the vein of first-time stories, i'd like possibly be able to rec Butterflies All Tied Up.

and now I'm going to go hide my head under something in mortification.
a dull creatureheartequals on August 7th, 2010 02:55 am (UTC)
has the comm read machines of freedom by
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has the comm read machines of freedom by <user="amalnahurriyeh">? i've not read it but references to it (and the other fics in that universe) are starting to come up outside of my own humble flist which makes me think it might be a fun fic to read and discuss here.
All the letters I can writewendelah1 on August 7th, 2010 05:10 am (UTC)
I think it's a wonderful idea.
(no subject) - estella_c on August 15th, 2010 06:07 pm (UTC) (Expand)
tiger_bay on October 16th, 2010 04:03 am (UTC)
Okay, so I have been out of the fandom for a while so this is a bit cheeky...but when I came back to it I read a story that made me feel so desperately sad, yet it was believable too. It may not be popular with the fandom, it could be considered AU, but is it? Whilst the Mulder/Scully relationship is drawn here in a believable context, stalwart romo fans will find it beyond comprehension. I am interested to see what the no-romos think...It's OMINOUS by Louise Marin.

Louise http://tooms.gossamer.org/display.php?ominous.Marin.

Sorry, don't know how to make a one click link but I am sure you will find it. it's on Gossamer....for a lighter touch. try her Midnight Markup, sweet and funny....
Fishbadforthefish on November 20th, 2010 10:32 pm (UTC)
I would like to rec' a very old favourite of mine: "The Pact", by Madeleine Partous.

All the letters I can writewendelah1 on March 19th, 2011 03:27 pm (UTC)
We did read and discuss this a few years back but if you want, we can do it as a rerun at some point.

(Anonymous) on February 15th, 2011 03:41 am (UTC)
Hi, I'd like to nominate "Recovery" by Leyla Harrison, or any of her fics. She was a beautiful writer and an enthusiastic participant in the fandom. I only just realized that it has been ten years ago this month since she passed away.
All the letters I can writewendelah1 on February 19th, 2011 07:56 pm (UTC)
estella_cestella_c on March 4th, 2011 12:23 pm (UTC)
At some point we should get around to Khyber's Sokol. It's rather long but moves like gangbusters. You know where to find it.

I consider it a modern masterpiece. Nothing like tipping your hand.
amyhitamyhit on April 22nd, 2011 03:44 am (UTC)
I forgot to say when you posted this that I definitely agree. Just maybe not for a bit, since we need a bit of a breather after LDW. Plus, is it just me or does Sokol feel like a summer read?
(no subject) - estella_c on April 22nd, 2011 11:07 am (UTC) (Expand)
Seek: x-filescoldthermistor on April 23rd, 2011 07:39 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure if I'm doing this right, heh. This might or might not have been covered before: Kipler's Waiting, written after Gethsemane. I don't think the next season had aired yet, at that time.

Reasons: She handles her angst skillfully. Very light touch.
All the letters I can writewendelah1 on April 24th, 2011 12:20 am (UTC)
She's really excellent. I'm not sure if we have discussed it or not. We occasionally do do a re-run. If it's been a year or more we can just do it again...
(no subject) - amyhit on April 28th, 2011 12:11 am (UTC) (Expand)
estella_cestella_c on May 9th, 2011 07:28 pm (UTC)
Arlington's "With a Vengeance." I'm not exactly reccing it--don't hang *that* on me--but I thought it would be an interesting one to test to destruction.