I've recently started watching the BBC's Sherlock series, which is... amazing! The 3rd and final part comes out tomorrow and I'm sitting on my hands waiting for it. :D So in light of that...
I realize the downside of recing all these good fics is that I have to admit how much fanfiction I actually read. XD *giggles*
The Perils of Urban Warfare by Phantomjam
Summary: "The problems of acclimatising to civilian life a.k.a the travails of John, his therapist and Sherlock."
Why this is worth your time: This is just well written, nuff said. Since the fandom is in its infancy (not Sherlock Holmes fandom, obviously, but this incarnation) it's lovely to see good fic birthed out so quickly. Mostly I'm just impressed. I wish more fics would include outside people such as Harry and John's therapist. John and Sherlock are wonderful, but they are only a small part of the Holmes world. They're great characters as well as great story telling tools. :) Now if we could get a story with the therapist, Harry, AND Lestrade? I'd be pleased as punch. Also, army!Watson is totally under appreciated. :( He invaded Afghanistan and got shot to hell. Let's not forget that.
* In addition, there appears to now be an audiobook - I haven't listened to it yet but I am looking forward to it. :)
** Warnings: Slash : Holmes/Watson, some gore.
X-Files & Highlander Crossover
Summary: "The door to the attic was locked, of course, but he wasn't going to let that stop him. He worked carefully with a credit card, then muttered about rust and simply shoved, until the lock yielded to him with no more than a complaining squeak. He couldn't find a light switch, but it was daytime and enough sun filtered in through the narrow attic window that he could pick his way easily up the creaking wooden steps, painted a long time ago, now leaving little blue paint chips on the soles of his bare feet."
Why this is worth your time: This is epic and amazing and in character and everything a good crossover should be. It utilizes everyone, doesn't forget its plot, and is just plain good. It's slash, but not overplayed and it doesn't (gasp) forget about Scully! She still plays an important and character-true role. <3 I really, really wish it was still online :(
* Warnings : Mulder/Methos slash. Slash doesn't take the front seat, just sorta hangs around. :)
Visions and Revisions by Etherati
Summary: "Stupid Dan breaks his stupid arm. Laurie has to stand in for him - and work with Rorschach - on a critical mission, and reevaluations are made all around."
Why this is worth your time: Laurie! Laurielaurielaurie! Laurie who actually has a character, and opinions, and is worth more than just her really tight latex suit. It takes place in Etherati's Zombi!Verse (which I will rec later *coughs* probably should have reced that first) but all you really need to know is that Rorschach's body temperature is ... below normal... and he is "metabolically impaired" :D Makes people a mite bit nervous... including Laurie.
* Warnings: Slash. Again. Rorschach/Dan (well within its PG-13 boundaries - in fact, the rating is for the violence and gore that we know and love about the Watchmen world...)
And that's all folks.
Apparently half my favorite fics are slash. That sneaked up on me without warning. XD Next week I'll vary up the list and throw in some gen and het as well. :D