There's Just People Like Us by Miss_M (PG13)

  • Sep. 17th, 2015 at 12:17 AM
Title: There's Just People Like Us
Fandom: Firefly
Pairing: Saffron/Jayne Cobb
Categories: het, post-canon, developing relationship
Length: Medium, 2,344 words
Warnings: none

Author on Livejournal: n/a?
Author Website: Miss_M on AO3

Summary: Third time’s the charm: Jayne’s path crosses that of the woman of many names and talents. Turns out, they go well together, even if she (almost) never gives him a straight answer to any of his questions.

Review: Jayne jerked half upright when the woman snapped her fingers right next to his nose. After that, he saw no point in pretendin’ to be dead.

“Gorram it, woman,” he said as he heaved himself up and squared his shoulders, pretendin’ he had another gun concealed somewheres on his person. “No one ever teach you not to disturb a man when he’s fully armed and restin’?”

She had to tip her head way back to look him in the eye. Her red hair caught the desert sun somethin’ awful nice.

“You’re about three guns short of being fully armed, and you’ve been playing possum so long you’re starting to burn,” she said.


It's been forever since I'd read Firefly and I can't say this is a pairing I'd ever thought of before, but Saffron is my favourite underhanded femme fatale in the 'Verse, so I jumped to read this when I saw it posted in Rare Pair Fest. And it works! It's like these two fit together in a tiny-underhanded-smart-and-sneaky x big-dumb-and-sneaky-with-a-tiny-core-of-decency sort of way.

Jayne's voice recounting it is just perfect, I can hear them so well in this, and the development of the relationship between them... It almost ends up a weird sort of sweet.

There's Just People Like Us
Title: One Time, That's All (Or Not)
Fandom: Firefly
Pairing: Jayne/Simon
Genres: Humour, Friendship, Romance
Length: Medium (4,200 words)
Warnings: None

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] ana_grrl
Author Website: N/A

Author's Summary:
He never did like Simon Tam.

Review:
The humour of this fic really comes from Jayne - he's just so Jayne. Bored, he decides that it would be practical and time-consuming the learn "the doctorin'" from a bewildered Simon. The characterisation is hilariously perfect, with his actions prompting an unattractive bray of laughter from me every few paragraphs. Simon's exasperation is fun to read as he tries to teach a stubborn Jayne his craft. It's not all stick-in-the-mud Simon though, and that's where a lot of the fun lies. Ultra-serious Simon is present in most fics, but here we get to see a more relaxed doctor who isn't afraid to/doesn't feel guilty about enjoying himself. The two play off each other well, with a one night stand turning into a surprisingly cute and happy relationship.

One Time, That's All (Or Not)

Fanvid: Starships! by bironic (PG-13)

  • Jun. 27th, 2013 at 6:27 PM
A day late and a dollar short, here's my entry for Alternative Media Week

Title: Starships!
Fandom: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Alien/Aliens, Apollo 13, Archer, Battlestar Galactica (2004-8), Cocoon, Community, Doctor Who (2005-), Dune, Farscape, The Fifth Element, Firefly/Serenity, Forbidden Planet, Futurama, Galaxy Quest, Independence Day, The Muppet Show, Odyssey 5, Planet of the Apes (1968), Spaceballs, Star Trek (TOS, Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager; movies II, IV, VII, VIII and XI/Reboot), Star Wars IV & V, Stargate: Atlantis, Stargate SG-1, Sunshine, Superman (1978), Toy Story 2, Virtuality, WALL-E
Music Used: Starships by Nicki Minaj
Pairing: gen
Categories: sci-fi, fluff, happiness?
Length: 3:36 minutes
Warnings: n/a, except the author's warnings: "sci fi action, swear words and makeouts. *Physical note for camera movement (shaking, spinning, tilting), flashing lights and some fast-cut sequences."

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] bironic
Author Website: unknown

Summary:
A celebration of pilots, captains, engineers, crew members, and the spacecraft they love to fly. (And race, and crash, and fix, and play in, and fight in, and...)

Review:
This is one of my favorite vids ever (no lie). It's a perfect combination of music and content, and as a life-long sci-fi fan I adore the love and care the vidder shows to the genre and joy the vid gets across. There are great little character moments, and I particularly liked how Bironic wove together similar situations in the INCREDIBLE HUGE amounts of fandoms into coherent sequences (wormholes, crashes, ode to engineers, and my favorite the spinning/crashing sequence).

Starships!
with bonus Lyrics + Breakdown of clips

And in the End by Van (R)

  • Mar. 28th, 2012 at 1:07 AM
Title: And in the End
Fandom: Firefly
Pairing: Jayne/Wash, Mal/Wash, Zoe/Wash
Categories: Angst, Dark, Hurt/Comfort, Post-Canon
Length: Epic (79,567)
Warnings: N/A

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] van
Author Website: N/A

Summary: Wash returns a changed man and the crew must help him cope.

Review:
After the events in Serenity, Wash is brought back by the Alliance in the hopes they can gain information about River. Wash eventually escapes and makes his way back to the Serenity. Needless to say, the crew is less than convinced he's the real deal and is highly distrustful.

The story is Wash-centric and written in his pov. Even though it can be a bit dark at times it still ends on a happy note. Van does a brilliant job on characterization and has a way of writing that pulls you in no matter how odd the pairing sounds. One thing I really love about this fic is, unlike so many firefly fics, River's 'ramblings' have meaning and isn't just a bunch of nonsense strung together.


And in the End

And in the End by Van (R)

  • Mar. 28th, 2012 at 1:07 AM
Title: And in the End
Fandom: Firefly
Pairing: Jayne/Wash, Mal/Wash, Zoe/Wash
Categories: Angst, Dark, Hurt/Comfort, Post-Canon
Length: Epic (79,567)
Warnings: N/A

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] van
Author Website: N/A

Summary: Wash returns a changed man and the crew must help him cope.

Review:
After the events in Serenity, Wash is brought back by the Alliance in the hopes they can gain information about River. Wash eventually escapes and makes his way back to the Serenity. Needless to say, the crew is less than convinced he's the real deal and is highly distrustful.

The story is Wash-centric and written in his pov. Even though it can be a bit dark at times it still ends on a happy note. Van does a brilliant job on characterization and has a way of writing that pulls you in no matter how odd the pairing sounds. One thing I really love about this fic is, unlike so many firefly fics, River's 'ramblings' have meaning and isn't just a bunch of nonsense strung together.


And in the End

And in the End by Van (R)

  • Mar. 28th, 2012 at 1:07 AM
Title: And in the End
Fandom: Firefly
Pairing: Jayne/Wash, Mal/Wash, Zoe/Wash
Categories: Angst, Dark, Hurt/Comfort, Post-Canon
Length: Epic (79,567)
Warnings: N/A

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] van
Author Website: N/A

Summary: Wash returns a changed man and the crew must help him cope.

Review:
After the events in Serenity, Wash is brought back by the Alliance in the hopes they can gain information about River. Wash eventually escapes and makes his way back to the Serenity. Needless to say, the crew is less than convinced he's the real deal and is highly distrustful.

The story is Wash-centric and written in his pov. Even though it can be a bit dark at times it still ends on a happy note. Van does a brilliant job on characterization and has a way of writing that pulls you in no matter how odd the pairing sounds. One thing I really love about this fic is, unlike so many firefly fics, River's 'ramblings' have meaning and isn't just a bunch of nonsense strung together.


And in the End

And in the End by Van (R)

  • Mar. 28th, 2012 at 1:07 AM
Title: And in the End
Fandom: Firefly
Pairing: Jayne/Wash, Mal/Wash, Zoe/Wash
Categories: Angst, Dark, Hurt/Comfort, Post-Canon
Length: Epic (79,567)
Warnings: N/A

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] van
Author Website: N/A

Summary: Wash returns a changed man and the crew must help him cope.

Review:
After the events in Serenity, Wash is brought back by the Alliance in the hopes they can gain information about River. Wash eventually escapes and makes his way back to the Serenity. Needless to say, the crew is less than convinced he's the real deal and is highly distrustful.

The story is Wash-centric and written in his pov. Even though it can be a bit dark at times it still ends on a happy note. Van does a brilliant job on characterization and has a way of writing that pulls you in no matter how odd the pairing sounds. One thing I really love about this fic is, unlike so many firefly fics, River's 'ramblings' have meaning and isn't just a bunch of nonsense strung together.


And in the End

And in the End by Van (R)

  • Mar. 28th, 2012 at 1:07 AM
Title: And in the End
Fandom: Firefly
Pairing: Jayne/Wash, Mal/Wash, Zoe/Wash
Categories: Angst, Dark, Hurt/Comfort, Post-Canon
Length: Epic (79,567)
Warnings: N/A

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] van
Author Website: N/A

Summary: Wash returns a changed man and the crew must help him cope.

Review:
After the events in Serenity, Wash is brought back by the Alliance in the hopes they can gain information about River. Wash eventually escapes and makes his way back to the Serenity. Needless to say, the crew is less than convinced he's the real deal and is highly distrustful.

The story is Wash-centric and written in his pov. Even though it can be a bit dark at times it still ends on a happy note. Van does a brilliant job on characterization and has a way of writing that pulls you in no matter how odd the pairing sounds. One thing I really love about this fic is, unlike so many firefly fics, River's 'ramblings' have meaning and isn't just a bunch of nonsense strung together.


And in the End

And in the End by Van (R)

  • Mar. 28th, 2012 at 1:07 AM
Title: And in the End
Fandom: Firefly
Pairing: Jayne/Wash, Mal/Wash, Zoe/Wash
Categories: Angst, Dark, Hurt/Comfort, Post-Canon
Length: Epic (79,567)
Warnings: N/A

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] van
Author Website: N/A

Summary: Wash returns a changed man and the crew must help him cope.

Review:
After the events in Serenity, Wash is brought back by the Alliance in the hopes they can gain information about River. Wash eventually escapes and makes his way back to the Serenity. Needless to say, the crew is less than convinced he's the real deal and is highly distrustful.

The story is Wash-centric and written in his pov. Even though it can be a bit dark at times it still ends on a happy note. Van does a brilliant job on characterization and has a way of writing that pulls you in no matter how odd the pairing sounds. One thing I really love about this fic is, unlike so many firefly fics, River's 'ramblings' have meaning and isn't just a bunch of nonsense strung together.


And in the End
Title: Time Enough And Space
Fandom: Firefly/Doctor Who
Pairing: River/Simon
Categories: AU, Crossover, Hurt/Comfort, Action
Length:  25.570 words
Warnings: semi-happy ending
Author on LJ:  [livejournal.com profile] ashinae [livejournal.com profile] linden_jay
Author Website:  Fanfiction by Ashinae | linden_jay's AO3

Review: In this wonderful crossover, River isn't Simon's sister. She's a Time Lady whose mind was shattered when she used a Chameleon Arch (for those less familiar with Who-canon, a Chameleon Arch is part of a process for completely changing a Time Lord's genetic make-up, generally used for cross-species transformation) to hide herself away from the Time War.

There's no help in sight for her -- until the Doctor and Donna Noble enter a little shop on the edge of the System and find themselves confronted with ex-Time Lady and her companion and in true Doctor-like fashion set out to help them.

Every single character is brilliantly handled in this fic and it gets a huge bonus from me for not taking the easy way out in the end which is not your typical happily ever after and still is, in a way.


Time Enough And Space in one part on the A03.

Time Enough And Space in five linked parts on LJ.
Title: Bent By Paths Coincident
Fandom: Firefly/Leverage
Pairing: Gen
Categories: Angst, AU, Crossover, Dark, Friendship
Length: Short
Warnings: mentions of canonical character death

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] jedibuttercup
Website: Jedibuttercup's Ao3 Page

Summary: Mal would recognize the compact, long-haired man in the worn duds anywhere.

Review: In which Parker and River are birds of a feather, Sophie and Inara are Companions, and Eliot never quite grew out of being a brown coat.

A mastermind, and two hitters walk into a bar. For a short fic this story packs a real punch and leaves you wanting more and more. I particulalry like Parker as an academy student. And the number of details Jedi-Buttercup manages to pack inot the story is truly impressive.

Bent By Paths Coincident
Title: Bent By Paths Coincident
Fandom: Firefly/Leverage
Pairing: Gen
Categories: Angst, AU, Crossover, Dark, Friendship
Length: Short
Warnings: mentions of canonical character death

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] jedibuttercup
Website: Jedibuttercup's Ao3 Page

Summary: Mal would recognize the compact, long-haired man in the worn duds anywhere.

Review: In which Parker and River are birds of a feather, Sophie and Inara are Companions, and Eliot never quite grew out of being a brown coat.

A mastermind, and two hitters walk into a bar. For a short fic this story packs a real punch and leaves you wanting more and more. I particulalry like Parker as an academy student. And the number of details Jedi-Buttercup manages to pack inot the story is truly impressive.

Bent By Paths Coincident
Title: Bent By Paths Coincident
Fandom: Firefly/Leverage
Pairing: Gen
Categories: Angst, AU, Crossover, Dark, Friendship
Length: Short
Warnings: mentions of canonical character death

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] jedibuttercup
Website: Jedibuttercup's Ao3 Page

Summary: Mal would recognize the compact, long-haired man in the worn duds anywhere.

Review: In which Parker and River are birds of a feather, Sophie and Inara are Companions, and Eliot never quite grew out of being a brown coat.

A mastermind, and two hitters walk into a bar. For a short fic this story packs a real punch and leaves you wanting more and more. I particulalry like Parker as an academy student. And the number of details Jedi-Buttercup manages to pack inot the story is truly impressive.

Bent By Paths Coincident
Title: Bent By Paths Coincident
Fandom: Firefly/Leverage
Pairing: Gen
Categories: Angst, AU, Crossover, Dark, Friendship
Length: Short
Warnings: mentions of canonical character death

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] jedibuttercup
Website: Jedibuttercup's Ao3 Page

Summary: Mal would recognize the compact, long-haired man in the worn duds anywhere.

Review: In which Parker and River are birds of a feather, Sophie and Inara are Companions, and Eliot never quite grew out of being a brown coat.

A mastermind, and two hitters walk into a bar. For a short fic this story packs a real punch and leaves you wanting more and more. I particulalry like Parker as an academy student. And the number of details Jedi-Buttercup manages to pack inot the story is truly impressive.

Bent By Paths Coincident
Title: Bent By Paths Coincident
Fandom: Firefly/Leverage
Pairing: Gen
Categories: Angst, AU, Crossover, Dark, Friendship
Length: Short
Warnings: mentions of canonical character death

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] jedibuttercup
Website: Jedibuttercup's Ao3 Page

Summary: Mal would recognize the compact, long-haired man in the worn duds anywhere.

Review: In which Parker and River are birds of a feather, Sophie and Inara are Companions, and Eliot never quite grew out of being a brown coat.

A mastermind, and two hitters walk into a bar. For a short fic this story packs a real punch and leaves you wanting more and more. I particulalry like Parker as an academy student. And the number of details Jedi-Buttercup manages to pack inot the story is truly impressive.

Bent By Paths Coincident

A Simple Transaction by Dyce (NC-17)

  • Nov. 3rd, 2010 at 9:25 AM
Title: A Simple Transaction, The Arrangement, Keeping It Simple
Fandom: Firefly
Pairing: River/Jayne (with secondary Zoe/Wash, Kaylee/Simon, Inara/Mal)
Categories: angst, established relationship, family, kids, marriage of convenience, pregnancy, virgin, prostitute (if you squint)
Length: Long (~33,000 words)
Warnings: female pregnancy, several smaller chapters (ugh!), although this isn’t something I’d classify as a sad story, it always makes me a bit weepy

Author on LJ: ?
Author Website: ?

Review:
Everyone on Serenity is having truly epic amounts of sex. Everyone, that is, but River. She decides to go about trying to change that.

This is a story that starts as a simple one-off PWP, but really gains some meat as the series continues. Dyce is one of the few authors out there that not only make me want to read het, but make me truly appreciate it as well. Each character’s voice in this is simply flawless. The last chapter is a little difficult to get through for me (it reminds me of ‘Four More Years’), but everything else is a mixture of great interactions of characters and outstanding sex.

A Simple Transaction
The Arrangement
Keeping It Simple:
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Epilogue

A Simple Transaction by Dyce (NC-17)

  • Nov. 3rd, 2010 at 9:25 AM
Title: A Simple Transaction, The Arrangement, Keeping It Simple
Fandom: Firefly
Pairing: River/Jayne (with secondary Zoe/Wash, Kaylee/Simon, Inara/Mal)
Categories: angst, established relationship, family, kids, marriage of convenience, pregnancy, virgin, prostitute (if you squint)
Length: Long (~33,000 words)
Warnings: female pregnancy, several smaller chapters (ugh!), although this isn’t something I’d classify as a sad story, it always makes me a bit weepy

Author on LJ: ?
Author Website: ?

Review:
Everyone on Serenity is having truly epic amounts of sex. Everyone, that is, but River. She decides to go about trying to change that.

This is a story that starts as a simple one-off PWP, but really gains some meat as the series continues. Dyce is one of the few authors out there that not only make me want to read het, but make me truly appreciate it as well. Each character’s voice in this is simply flawless. The last chapter is a little difficult to get through for me (it reminds me of ‘Four More Years’), but everything else is a mixture of great interactions of characters and outstanding sex.

A Simple Transaction
The Arrangement
Keeping It Simple:
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Epilogue

A Simple Transaction by Dyce (NC-17)

  • Nov. 3rd, 2010 at 9:25 AM
Title: A Simple Transaction, The Arrangement, Keeping It Simple
Fandom: Firefly
Pairing: River/Jayne (with secondary Zoe/Wash, Kaylee/Simon, Inara/Mal)
Categories: angst, established relationship, family, kids, marriage of convenience, pregnancy, virgin, prostitute (if you squint)
Length: Long (~33,000 words)
Warnings: female pregnancy, several smaller chapters (ugh!), although this isn’t something I’d classify as a sad story, it always makes me a bit weepy

Author on LJ: ?
Author Website: ?

Review:
Everyone on Serenity is having truly epic amounts of sex. Everyone, that is, but River. She decides to go about trying to change that.

This is a story that starts as a simple one-off PWP, but really gains some meat as the series continues. Dyce is one of the few authors out there that not only make me want to read het, but make me truly appreciate it as well. Each character’s voice in this is simply flawless. The last chapter is a little difficult to get through for me (it reminds me of ‘Four More Years’), but everything else is a mixture of great interactions of characters and outstanding sex.

A Simple Transaction
The Arrangement
Keeping It Simple:
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Epilogue

A Simple Transaction by Dyce (NC-17)

  • Nov. 3rd, 2010 at 9:25 AM
Title: A Simple Transaction, The Arrangement, Keeping It Simple
Fandom: Firefly
Pairing: River/Jayne (with secondary Zoe/Wash, Kaylee/Simon, Inara/Mal)
Categories: angst, established relationship, family, kids, marriage of convenience, pregnancy, virgin, prostitute (if you squint)
Length: Long (~33,000 words)
Warnings: female pregnancy, several smaller chapters (ugh!), although this isn’t something I’d classify as a sad story, it always makes me a bit weepy

Author on LJ: ?
Author Website: ?

Review:
Everyone on Serenity is having truly epic amounts of sex. Everyone, that is, but River. She decides to go about trying to change that.

This is a story that starts as a simple one-off PWP, but really gains some meat as the series continues. Dyce is one of the few authors out there that not only make me want to read het, but make me truly appreciate it as well. Each character’s voice in this is simply flawless. The last chapter is a little difficult to get through for me (it reminds me of ‘Four More Years’), but everything else is a mixture of great interactions of characters and outstanding sex.

A Simple Transaction
The Arrangement
Keeping It Simple:
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Epilogue

A Simple Transaction by Dyce (NC-17)

  • Nov. 3rd, 2010 at 9:25 AM
Title: A Simple Transaction, The Arrangement, Keeping It Simple
Fandom: Firefly
Pairing: River/Jayne (with secondary Zoe/Wash, Kaylee/Simon, Inara/Mal)
Categories: angst, established relationship, family, kids, marriage of convenience, pregnancy, virgin, prostitute (if you squint)
Length: Long (~33,000 words)
Warnings: female pregnancy, several smaller chapters (ugh!), although this isn’t something I’d classify as a sad story, it always makes me a bit weepy

Author on LJ: ?
Author Website: ?

Review:
Everyone on Serenity is having truly epic amounts of sex. Everyone, that is, but River. She decides to go about trying to change that.

This is a story that starts as a simple one-off PWP, but really gains some meat as the series continues. Dyce is one of the few authors out there that not only make me want to read het, but make me truly appreciate it as well. Each character’s voice in this is simply flawless. The last chapter is a little difficult to get through for me (it reminds me of ‘Four More Years’), but everything else is a mixture of great interactions of characters and outstanding sex.

A Simple Transaction
The Arrangement
Keeping It Simple:
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Epilogue

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