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Day 2

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you did not create. Drop a link to your post in the comments. See if you can rec fanworks that are less likely to be praised: tiny fandoms, rare pairings, fanworks other than stories, lesser known kinks or tropes. Find fanworks that have few to no comments, or creators new to a particular fandom and maybe aren't well known or appreciated. Appreciate them.


So I am taking the advice and reccing works that I feel have not received the recognition they deserve for various reasons. Unfortunately, most of my fandom experience is limited to fanfiction, fanvids, and, on occasion, fanart, so that's going to make-up the majority of my recs.

Title: A Race to the Finish
Type of Work: Fanfiction (Newsies)
Why I'm Reccing It: In the Newsies fandom fanfiction it dominated by two groups: the slashers and the hetters. I have written both slash and het for this fandom (mostly slash) and appreciate both. But what I really love is a good gen fic, and this is a good one. The characterization is spot on, the story is strong, and the writing is just beautiful. The author really captures the feel of 1899 New York and what it would have felt like for a newsboy like Racetrack to deal with what he does in this. It's one chapter (a long chapter, though - 15,000 words!) and only about 8 reviews.

Title: McGeek
Type of Work: Fan Video (NCIS)
Why I'm Reccing It: I'm a huge fan of McGee on NCIS. Don't get me wrong; I love all of the characters, but Timothy McGee is my favorite. Unfortunately, he's not the most popular character, so fan videos of his tend to get less attention. This one is one of my favorites because I love the song chosen and think it kind of shows a progression in his character.

Title: Jimmy Palmer and Tim McGee
Type of Work: Fan Video (NCIS(
Why I'm Reccing It: Same as above, really. I love Tim and Jimmy and appreciate this video for showcasing their characters. Once again, the song selection is great!

Title: Let there be dragons
Type of Work: Fanfiction (NCIS/X-Files)
Why I'm Reccing It: You know how you have those writers who may not be the best writers technically (grammer, spelling, etc.) but who you can see have the raw talent? That's this writer and this is one of her best completed stories (though I do recommend reading A Wooden Jacket for Armless John as well, but it's a WIP). She sometimes has shaky grammar and punctuation (but English is also her second language), but the stories she can create are so fabulous that it doesn't bother me. This one is particularly great and I read it even though it was an NCIS crossover with The X-Files and I've never watched the latter. The characters are developed and the world she creates pulls you in. This story has 35 chapters and has only 33 reviews (less than one review per chapter).

Title: Frappucino Kisses
Type of Work: Fanfiction (Newsies)
Why I'm Reccing It: I'm a big fan of strange pairings. I always like finding the pairings that aren't as popular within a fandom. In the Newsies fandom you've got Jack/David, Blink/Mush, Skittery/Snitch, Spot/Racetrack, and Dutchy/Specs as the biggest slash pairings in the fandom. There are also some secondary pairings that get some love (Blink/Race, Jack/Spot, etc.). This story showcases two of the lesser popular characters: Swifty and Bumlets. I think between them they have two entire lines in the entire movie, so they aren't exactly the most-developed characters, but in a way that gives the writer the option to develop them as they wish. This one does not disappoint. It's a one-shot, but has only 4 reviews.
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