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13th-Jan-2014 09:22 am Bookstore by angelita26 (PG-13)
Fandom: White Collar RPS
Pairing: Matt Bomer/Tim DeKay
Length: ~15k
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] angelita26
Author Website: Angelita’s Master List
Why this must be read:

This story is “real person fiction,” which I know isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but if it makes it go down any easier, the characters are placed in an AU where Matt Bomer owns a bookstore and Tim DeKay a customer that wanders in one day and they basically fall in love at first sight. It’d be a typical rom-com type of setup (and the writer is hella-talented, so never a disappointment), but there is an added twist that makes it all the more interesting: Matt is, in fact, disabled. From there, the story becomes a charming depiction of the complications that come out of someone who has never had to deal with a differently-abled person, and the difficulties (and joys) that can bring to them both.

It is a lovely series, and hope you will read it.

Link to the Master Post: Bookstore AU
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7th-Jan-2014 07:24 pm How to become a man by liketheroad and mockturtletale (Explicit)
With this post, I bid the wheel of the venerable Crack Van good-bye, but I hope future users of the community's resources will find my recs of interest. I've driven many times in many fandoms and always enjoyed sharing the stories and vids with fellow fans. Happy reading! And you're welcome to stop by my LJ or DW some time if you want more recs. I never lock rec posts. Hope to see you around some time...

Fandom: HOCKEY RPF
Pairing: Patrick Kane/Jonathan Toews
Length: 35,603 words
Author on LJ: Inactive; [livejournal.com profile] mockturtletale
Author Website: Author page on AO3/Author page on AO3
Why this must be read
This is age regression kidfic that leads to some realizations all around (no underage stuff while Pat is little, because gross!).

How to become a man
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6th-Jan-2014 08:16 pm Flip the Switch by shoemaster (Explicit)
Fandom: HOCKEY RPF
Pairing: Duncan Keith/Brent Seabrook established relationship, Duncan Keith/Brent Seabrook/Jonathan Toews
Length: 5246 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] shoemaster
Author Website: Author page on AO3
Why this must be read
Bodyswap fic, yay! Amusing team interactions add to the wacky fun.

Flip the Switch
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5th-Jan-2014 11:47 pm the boy who cried gay by duchessofavalon (Teen and Up)
Fandom: HOCKEY RPF
Pairing: Tyler Brown/Tyler Seguin
Length: 2472 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] duchessofavalon
Author Website: Author page on AO3
Why this must be read
Because Seguin and Brown are just this ridiculously bromantic in real life.

the boy who cried gay
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5th-Jan-2014 03:20 pm and all of us can be friends by mockturtletale (Mature)
Fandom: HOCKEY RPF
Pairing: Taylor Hall/Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
Length: 2844 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] mockturtletale
Author Website: Author page on AO3
Why this must be read
This Taylor/Ryan first time is sweet and hot, and I wish there were a sequel that pulled in Jordan, because there are definitely threesome vibes.

and all of us can be friends
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5th-Jan-2014 03:11 pm It's a Love Story, Baby, Just Say Yes by svmadelyn (Mature)
Fandom: HOCKEY RPF
Pairing:Patrick Kane/Jonathan Toews
Length: 34,060 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] svmadelyn
Author Website: Author page on AO3
Why this must be read
Because it's generally awesome...and I dig the author's apt summary: "Kaner tries to fuck his way out of love. That goes as well as you might imagine. But liketheroad's summary is also applicable: In which THERE IS A BACHELOR AUCTION TO SAVE ALL THE PUPPIES OF CHICAGO AND TAZER IS THE ONE WHO HAS TO SAVE THOSE PUPPIES AND KANER TRIES TO FUCK HIS WAY OUT OF LOVE BUT OH TOO BAD FOR YOU KANER, YOU HAVE TOO MANY FEELINGS FOR THAT."

It's a Love Story, Baby, Just Say Yes
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4th-Jan-2014 08:18 pm Loosening My Grip by shoemaster (Explicit)
Fandom: HOCKEY RPF
Pairing: Duncan Keith/Brent Seabrook
Length: 24,782 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] shoemaster
Author Website: Author page on AO3
Why this must be read
Werewolf Seabs discovers his wolf really, really likes Duncan. And werewolf hijinks ensue. This was a fun, lengthy story, light on the angst.

Loosening My Grip
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4th-Jan-2014 04:36 pm Tastes So Good by doctor_denmark (Explicit)
Fandom: HOCKEY RPF
Pairing: Jordan Eberle/Taylor Hall/Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
Length: 5,444 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] doctor_denmark
Author Website: Author page on AO3
Why this must be read
This first-time story is very amusing, both in how the team reacts as well as in how adorkably failtastic Ebs and Hallsy are at starting a threesome with their buddy Nuge.

Tastes So Good
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3rd-Jan-2014 05:37 pm and it's you i hear (so loud and clear) by bropunzeling (Mature)
Fandom: HOCKEY RPF
Pairing: Patrick Kane/Jonathan Toews
Length: 35,726 words
Author on LJ: Unknown
Author Website: Author page on AO3
Why this must be read
This is another soul bonding story, and it's a long and delicious romance with good world building.

and it's you i hear (so loud and clear)
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3rd-Jan-2014 05:10 pm armed with every precious failure by liketheroad (Not Rated)
Fandom: HOCKEY RPF
Pairing: Patrick Kane/Jonathan Toews
Length: 26,632 words
Author on LJ: Inactive
Author Website: Author page on AO3
Why this must be read
This is an alternate universe fantasy in which Patrick and Johnny soulbond at the World Juniors in 2007. There's a lot of angst and feels, because Johnny is emotionally closed off (not a stretch, methinks). Patrick is a ball of emotions, also not a stretch.

armed with every precious failure
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1st-Jan-2014 11:18 pm It's Just a Thing by softrockstars (Mature)
Fandom: HOCKEY RPF
Pairing: Ryan Whitney/Various, Ryan Whitney/Taylor Hall, offscreen Maxime Talbot/Various
Length: 25,550 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] s0ckahtoa
Author Website: Author page on AO3
Why this must be read
This story is hugely entertaining. It starts out with a cracky premise (a bet gone way out of control), and it becomes a story of real depth and characterization. Folks who don't like hockey can enjoy it as original M/M fiction--the hockey is not central; the friendships are.

It's Just a Thing
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1st-Jan-2014 11:08 pm RAP WON'T SAVE YOU (neither will hockey) by bestliars (Teen and Up)
Fandom: HOCKEY RPF
Pairing: Zach Parise/Ryan Suter
Length: 17,098 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] bestliars
Author Website: Author page on AO3
Why this must be read
It's not like any other hockey story I've read, and that's refreshing. I like how the alternate path Zach takes in this story is cohesive, and it feels like it could have happened on some alternate Earth.

RAP WON'T SAVE YOU (neither will hockey)
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29th-Dec-2013 12:22 pm A Good Education by rsadelle (Explicit)
Fandom: HOCKEY RPF
Pairing: Danny Briere/Claude Giroux
Length: 73,133 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] rsadelle
Author Website: Author page on AO3
Why this must be read
There's an appealing sweet domesticity in Danny and Claude's journey from friends with benefits to partnership: "It's less that they figured out they want to be together and more that they grew into wanting to be together."

A Good Education
Master post on LJ
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28th-Dec-2013 12:12 am move me or move right through me by Lake (beyond_belief) (Teen and Up)
Fandom: HOCKEY RPF
Pairing: Andrew Shaw/Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
Length: 11,615 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] lakeeffectgirl
Author Website: Author page on AO3
Why this must be read
This rare pairing bonding story was a fun surprise. When I read the story, I was glad the writer was inspired to fill her own fic needs. This was a pairing I didn't know I wanted.

move me or move right through me
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27th-Dec-2013 11:50 pm Vid Rec: Hockey RPF - The Dumbest Things
Sorry this is late; I was too busy to post during the day, and I had a junior hockey game after work.

Vidder: salvamisandwich (rocketlatte)
Music: "You Told the Drunks I Knew Karate" by Zooey Van Gooey
Length: 2:55
Vidder on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] salvamisandwich
Vidder's Website: Video Tag on LJ/Author page on AO3
Why this must be viewed:
Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp being awesome together is so worth seeing. Also, this is a really likeable, off-beat Scottish indie pop tune (by a band that is sadly no longer playing together).

The Dumbest Things (Vid post on AO3)
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26th-Dec-2013 11:23 pm The Eighth Sense by musical_junkie (Teen and Up)
Fandom: HOCKEY RPF
Pairing: Jeff Carter/Mike Richards
Length: 19,502 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] musical_junkie
Author Website: Author page on AO3
Why this must be read
Soul bond stories are popular in the Hockey RPF fandom, and this story is a good example. It's also unusual in the level of detail in the world building. There's no sex in the story, so if you aren't into explicit slash or this pairing, you should definitely give the story a try. It's very interesting.

The Eighth Sense (On AO3 - locked to registered users)
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24th-Dec-2013 07:02 pm Beating like a hammer by grim_lupine (Explicit)
Fandom: HOCKEY RPF
Pairing: Jeff Carter/Mike Richards
Length: 6580 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] grim_lupine
Author Website: Author page on AO3
Why this must be read
Deaging because of repressed feelings is a something you find in this fandom. I won't try to explain the appeal, but I have enjoyed some forays in this area of fic, and this is one of my favorites, in which Mike Richards is deaged to being 18 years old. (Ugh, I would hate going through that stage again!) I enjoyed this story because Mike wasn't a little kid; I don't find that version of deaging as appealing. Also, Carts was Richie's friend back when, and that long-term friendship is the only comfort Mike can cling to in the story. So sweet!

beating like a hammer (On AO3 - locked to registered users)
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23rd-Dec-2013 01:54 pm When I'm Lost, Then There's You Series by unperfectwolf (Explicit Overall)
Fandom: HOCKEY RPF
Pairing: Jordan Eberle/Taylor Hall
Length: 15,357 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] unperfectwolf
Author Website: Author page on AO3
Why this must be read
It's a Jordan/Taylor romance in which Ebs doesn't play pro hockey due to an injury at 17. As an AU, it's detailed and credible, and the guys still have their magical friendship. ;)

When I'm lost, then there's you series:
the record stands (Explicit)
today you found the sun (Teen and Up)
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22nd-Dec-2013 12:59 am show me your teeth by grim_lupine (R)
Fandom: HOCKEY RPF
Pairing: Jordan Eberle/Taylor Hall/Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
Length: 2210 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] grim_lupine
Author Website: Author page on AO3
Why this must be read
Jordan Eberle/Taylor Hall established relationship, which turns into the OT3 of my dreams. ;) Vampire Ebs is obsessed with Ryan's neck. For good reason, as you will see if you look at this GIF. RNH has the prettiest neck in the NHL.

show me your teeth (On AO3 - locked to registered users)
show me your teeth (On LJ)
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21st-Dec-2013 11:34 am falling was the easy thing to do by unperfectwolf (R)
Fandom: HOCKEY RPF
Pairing: Tyler Seguin/Patrick Kane
Length: 4524 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] unperfectwolf
Author Website: Fic on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] rememberbefore/Author page on AO3
Why this must be read:
The lockout fic was the one thing about the lockout that made me happy last year, and it brought stories for this pairing (because Kane and Seguin played together in Switzerland), which I really dig. I love a happy story that's got lots of character-specific detail.

falling was the easy thing to do (On LJ)
falling was the easy thing to do (On AO3 - locked to registered users)
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15th-Dec-2013 11:59 am Hockey RPF/Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Mature)
Title: electus by cathedralhearts
Pairing: Jeff Carter/Mike Richards, Patrick Kane/Jonathan Toews
Length: 18,757 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] cathedralhearts
Author Website: Author page on AO3
Why this must be read:
I was amused by this BtVS fusion story, even with the general lack of hockey. I hope you like it, too. In this fandom, there's a lot of magical/fantasy stories, but not so many actual crossovers.

electus
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15th-Dec-2013 08:45 am Good Luck With Anitta by anna_unfolding (Explicit)
Fandom: HOCKEY RPF
Pairing: Patrick Kane/Bobby Ryan, Patrick Kane/Jonathan Toews UST, Bobby Ryan/ UST
Length: 3965 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] anna_unfolding
Author Website: Author page on AO3
Why this must be read
It's a recovery from UST buddy fic, but there's some actual connection, real friendship. Go Team USA! I also appreciated that the angst wasn't over the top.

Good Luck With Anitta
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11th-Dec-2013 11:21 pm Hockey, Weather by bestliars (Teen and Up)
Fandom: HOCKEY RPF
Pairing: Marco Scandella/Jared Spurgeon
Length: 1004 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] bestliars
Author Website: Author page on AO3
Why this must be read
The use of the PowerPoint slide format to tell a story about playoff hockey and the weather a relationship works to a surprising extent. Click the link to read the PDF--it's an interesting tale.

Hockey, Weather Author's notes
Read the PDF story
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9th-Dec-2013 05:28 pm Thou and You by pentapus and twentysomething (Explicit)
Fandom: HOCKEY RPF
Pairing: Sidney Crosby/Evgeni Malki, Maria Kirilenko/Alexander Ovechkin, Paul Martin/James Neal
Length: 61,262 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] twsomething, [livejournal.com profile] pentapus
Author Website: Author page on AO3 & Author page on AO3
Why this must be read
A historical romance AU with magical elements is not the most likely thing to run across in the Hockey RPF fandom, but twentysomething makes it work. This is a sweet story for fans of historical romance.

Thou and You
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8th-Dec-2013 11:40 am 5 things everyone really didn't need to know about kaner and tazer's sex life by grim_lupine (Explic
Fandom: HOCKEY RPF
Pairing: Patrick Kane/Jonathan Toews
Length: 6343 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] grim_lupine
Author Website: Author page on AO3
Why this must be read
I'll switch parings after this one, but I had to share one more. It's hot, and the D/s is there, but not the point. It's more power play (ha, that's so appropriate in hockey slash).

5 things everyone really didn't need to know about kaner and tazer's sex life, thanks (On AO3 - locked to registered users)
Story post on LJ
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7th-Dec-2013 10:32 am Do It Better Than Anybody by twentysomething (Explicit)
Fandom: HOCKEY RPF
Pairing: Patrick Kane/Jonathan Toews
Length: 2916 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] twsomething
Author Website: Author page on AO3
Why this must be read
This is hot and sweet (in a chirpy way that rings true). I dunno, I just really dig it. Oh, and here's a photo that is a perfect accompaniment for this story--it's very Johnny.

Do It Better Than Anybody
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6th-Dec-2013 06:05 pm Don't worry about your body by torigates (Not Rated)
Fandom: HOCKEY RPF
Pairing: Patrick Kane/Jonathan Toews (don't worry, not chan)
Length: 6841 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] torigates
Author Website: Author page on AO3
Why this must be read:
So, de-aging stories are a thing in this fandom, and this is an amusing example of de-aging leading to the guys getting a clue. I liked the realism of Johnny's mom hopping a plane to help out. I don't know any mother who'd shrug off the chance to see her baby again. *g*

don't worry about your body
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6th-Dec-2013 10:08 am This time it'll be even better (we'll look at the stars when we're together) by unperfectwolf (NC-17
I had a happy surprise when I was asked to do the last tour in the Crack Van for Hockey RPF. I'll try to give you more of my favorites before this all ends in early January. Let's rock the van!

Fandom: HOCKEY RPF
Pairing: Tyler Seguin/Tyler Brown
Length: 14,205 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] unperfectwolf
Author Website: Fic on LJ/Author page on AO3
Why this must be read:
AUs where winners can wish on the Stanley Cup is a thing in this fandom of which I approve. (You Shouldn't) Wish-On-The-Cup-Fic, Vol. 2011 Tyler Seguin edition: so much fun!

this time it'll be even better (we'll look at the stars when we're together) (On LJ)
this time it'll be even better (we'll look at the stars when we're together) (On AO3 - locked to registered users)
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30th-Nov-2013 10:35 pm Do it like they do on the discovery channel by hazel (Explicit)
It's with a lot of melancholy that I post my last Crack Van rec. It's been a fantastic series of journeys in many fandoms these past 10 years. See you all around in fandom or a a con some time. I'll be doing a 31 Flavors rec meme in December (recs in 31 different fandoms in 31 days) as my holiday gift to my flist/circle. Stop by on LJ or Dreamwidth and chat.

Fandom: HOCKEY RPF
Pairing: Patrick Kane/Jonathan Toews
Length: 11,251 words
Author on LJ: Unknown
Author Website: Author page on AO3
Why this must be read
Tagged "broning" by the author, the story summary is perfectly apt and tempting: It turns out that buddyfucking your best friend without shit getting weird requires constant vigilance.

do it like they do on the discovery channel
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30th-Nov-2013 02:30 pm Make lots of noise by maleyka (Teen and Up)
Fandom: HOCKEY RPF
Pairing: Jordan Eberle/Taylor Hall
Length: 16,764 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] maleyka
Author Website: Author page on AO3
Why this must be read:
Always-a-Girl het fic isn't generally my trope (don't fall over in shock, flist), but I really dig this take on the Ebs-and-Hallsy show: a best friends-first, coming-of-age story.

make lots of noise
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