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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.
 
 
 
All the letters I can writewendelah1 on May 22nd, 2011 05:13 pm (UTC)
Certitude by Justin Glasser. But maybe I'll need to add it to Fugues, because I can't read this copy.
estella_cestella_c on June 23rd, 2011 09:29 pm (UTC)
It's occurred to me that we have referred to Iolokus quite a bit, particularly in our discussion of Human Credentials, and I would really enjoy a group look at the *other* Mustang Sally/RivkaT blockbuster, which does not get nearly the attention or positive press: Tikkun Olum.

It's a conversation-starter, which actually kind of proves its value.
amyhitamyhit on July 6th, 2011 06:01 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure it was covered a couple of years ago, before my time here. I'm sad about that, though, because I'd kind of love an excuse to reread it, and a chance to discuss it. So maybe there's some chance of doing a rerun. I do seem to remember it having been thoroughly discussed at the time, though, so unless we elect to ignore the old comments, we might get kind of bogged down in what everyone else already said about it. Just a concern. We'll have to see what Wen thinks.
look at you, trying to make a werewolf joke: fight the futureinfinitlight on July 9th, 2011 08:36 am (UTC)
A scene in "Waiting" reminded me of a story that's stuck with me for years: "The Crouching Thing", by Sarah Ellen Parsons.

http://www.keyofx.org/fiction_sarah%20ellen%20parsons-crouching%20thing.txt

It's creepy and weird and horrific and contains some absolutely beautiful writing. It seems like a story people will either love or hate, which might be interesting to discuss.
All the letters I can write: beautiful Mulderwendelah1 on July 29th, 2011 05:48 am (UTC)
write_out: M/S Carwrite_out on August 19th, 2011 02:17 pm (UTC)
Reading "Certitude" made me think of one of my favorite post-FTF fics: "Get Up, Mulder" by Tesla. (I'm typing this on my phone, so I can't link it but it's at Gossamer). The summary? "Mulder recalls the trip back."

It's not terribly long, and while it's definitely MSRish, it's not in-your-face, for those who love the UST.
All the letters I can writewendelah1 on August 19th, 2011 05:12 pm (UTC)
Great suggestion! Reading "Certitude" made me think of "Get Up Mulder," too. We're going to do Khyber v. Season Seven next in its entirety, so if you have 'em, dig out that box set.
CoopCake: tv >> spaced >> look sharp steinerluminary on August 23rd, 2011 04:20 am (UTC)
I only just discovered this fantastic community a few days ago, and I've since been slowly devouring it page by page and adding new fic recs to my neverending list. I just want to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to all the maintainers and contributors for giving me hours upon hours of entertainment. I can't wait to get stuck in and perhaps contribute a little myself. :)

Firstly I'd like to nominate a fic that I've just read for the first time, Syntax and Measure by MustangSally. I've looked through the community tags and I don't think this particular story has been discussed here before. It's a Scully/Other fic (which is rare in itself) with a pretty unique casefile, and it contains one of my favourite original fic characters ever. I'd be fascinated to read the member's thoughts on the story and it's positives and negatives (including the lack of Mulder and the rather strangely absent M/S interaction), and of course I'd love to contribute my own thoughts and general musings.
All the letters I can writewendelah1 on August 23rd, 2011 04:26 am (UTC)
Thank you. It's always nice to be appreciated. :D

We have a lot of fun here, and I'm always happy when new people find us.


"Syntax and Measure." What a great suggestion. It's been years since I first read it, so I look forward to your thoughts.
(no subject) - amyhit on August 26th, 2011 12:38 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - badforthefish on November 17th, 2011 06:19 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Fish: X-F - Don't knowbadforthefish on October 13th, 2011 07:37 pm (UTC)
Not a nomination, but a question: would it be possible to have tags for authors? I'm reading some of the recs Amyhit gave me (KINDLE I LOVE YOU!)and I'd like to know if they've ever been reviewed in the book club but there isn't really a way to find this out besides scrolling down page after page.

Just sayin' :)

Edited at 2011-10-13 07:38 pm (UTC)
write_out: DD B/Wwrite_out on October 16th, 2011 11:51 pm (UTC)
This is a great suggestion; I would love author tags as well.
Fish: X-F - Frohike Winbadforthefish on November 14th, 2011 11:19 am (UTC)
*cracks knuckles*

I would like to nominate Grace Realised by Michaela. I will be providing the tissues.

And also Tangible by Blueswirl (but just  the first part which is perfect as a stand alone not "Summer" and "Fall" which IMO are very inferior pieces. But the first part is a breathtaking post apocalyptic fic.

And Little Earth by Xanthe. Because how often do we get a fic from the point of view of Samantha? And it is a truly gut wrenching fic.

Yeah, I'm an angst junkie, sue me. :)
estella_cestella_c on November 23rd, 2011 08:17 pm (UTC)
I've been told to recommend JET's "An Influence of Stars." Like I don't have enough to do...

I think Khyber of blessed memory was high on Tangible. Not drugs, just prose.
Fishbadforthefish on November 28th, 2011 06:55 pm (UTC)
Tangible must have been the first post-col fic I ever read, which made me go "Oh wow!"

I've got one moar rec:


The Lure of The Fox
by Caroline O'Callaghan. It's a 1997 fic so I'm not sure how well it will have aged. But it's got Mulder and Scully camping in the woods, cancer angst, a female Sheriff with a cute crush on Scully, Mulder/Scully UST then hot RST and a serial killer who calls himself "The Fox".

Edited at 2011-11-28 06:55 pm (UTC)
Fish: X-F - Respectablebadforthefish on February 7th, 2012 09:31 pm (UTC)
Moar Scully/Other plz! :p :P
Sophie Browneasyqueenie on February 9th, 2012 12:04 am (UTC)
I'd like to suggest "Comfortably Numb" by Paige Caldwell. I just got through reading it this afternoon and found it really interesting. A very different take on Scully but believable.

http://keyofx.org/fiction_Paige%20Caldwell-Comfortably%20Numb.txt
A.: xf: so they don't let you downlightlack on February 9th, 2012 11:22 pm (UTC)
Have y'all ever done "Five Things that Never Happened to Dana Scully" by threeguesses? It might be my favourite of her fics. (And G, I totally promise to comment if you actually post it. Cough.)
amyhitamyhit on February 10th, 2012 12:18 am (UTC)
Yes, I would LOVE to do this fic. It's probably my favorite of hers as well, and I think it will make for some good discussion. With five different universes to consider, how could it not?
(no subject) - badforthefish on February 18th, 2012 04:46 pm (UTC) (Expand)
selynne: crazy mulderselynne on February 22nd, 2012 03:48 am (UTC)
Long time lurker, first time poster. Forgive me!

I'd like to nominate "Sandcastles for Pele" by JL (formerly JaimeLyn). It's MSR, post IWTB, and probably my absolute favorite fic in that category (and there are two or three other really good ones out there already).

It's a long four-parter, but totally, totally worth it.

http://jlmfromnyc.livejournal.com/458.html

(I highly recommend checking out her other work as well. JL has blown me away with almost everything she's written, esp. her more current stuff.)

A.: xf: so they don't let you downlightlack on March 15th, 2012 06:07 am (UTC)