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15th-Dec-2011 08:19 am The Proper Care and Keeping of Nerds by misfit_fandoms (PG)
Fandom: WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE + THE BIG BANG THEORY
Pairing: Gen with hints for Penny/Leonard, Justin/Alex (but no more than in canon)
Length: 3.340 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] misfit_fandoms
Author Website: Ao3
Why this must be read:

I was unsure if I should rec this fic or the sequel but you need to read this fic to understand the other one so... let's start.

First the idea of a crossover between these two shows is amazing. They are both in my Top 20 of the best tv shows and I adore all characters. The author captured their voices perfect.
The same is to say about the humour of the two shows. It's a perfect combination of geeky humour with a little bit more childish jokes.

Second the plot! I would never have thought of the idea to use a convention for a meeting but it fits. Also it's the perfect background for a healthy rivalry between the TBBT guys and Zeke/Justin and a friendship between Alex/Penny who bear the misery to know these guys together. *g*

The fic really captured the charme of both shows so if you love TBBT or WoWP or both... then the fic is definitly worth trying out! :)

The Proper Care and Keeping of Nerds (LJ), Ao3
--> Alex and Penny meet at a robot competition.

SEQUEL
A How-To Guide to Love and Marriage, for People Who Hate Both (LJ), Ao3
--> When Justin went off to college, he thought he might actually be able to strike out on his own. Yeah, right. No matter where he goes, Alex is always going to rain down her own special kind of insanity on him. (Penny/Justin, Alex/Dean, Howard/Bernadette, Harper/Zeke)
~ 17.760 words

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29th-Dec-2010 05:30 pm & light is only now just breaking by allthingsholy (PG-13)
Fandom: THE BIG BANG THEORY
Pairing: Sheldon/Penny
Length: 22k
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] allthingsholy
Author Website: Fic Post
Why this must be read:

In this, another from the recent [livejournal.com profile] bigbangbigbang, Penny moves back home to take care of her mother, and Sheldon follows her. The result is a study of Penny--bright, bubbly Penny--but it's one that digs down and lays everything bare; here, she's alone, the strong one at a time when strength seems impossible, and on top of the troubles with her family she must also deal with Sheldon, who with little explanation has left the university and his work. Lyrical and utterly moving, this is one of the best character studies of Penny I've read.

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& light is only now just breaking
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24th-Dec-2010 04:55 pm Pandora's Mask by montycrowley (R)
Fandom: THE BIG BANG THEORY
Pairing: Sheldon/Penny
Length: 3.9k
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] montycrowley
Author Website: Fic Post
Why this must be read:

It's almost impossible to rec The Big Bang Theory without wanting to highlight everything [livejournal.com profile] montycrowley puts words to with big neon lights flashing READ THIS NOW. This fic takes an AU premise that Penny isn't the Penny we all know and love, and rolls on from there in a firecracker ride of angst, disbelief, double crosses and sex with a heartache killer ending. Read it and take a breath, because you'll need to.

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Pandora's Mask
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21st-Dec-2010 06:50 pm Progression by lurkisblurkis and the_great_snark (PG)
Fandom: THE BIG BANG THEORY
Pairing: Sheldon/Penny
Length: 3.7k
Authors on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] lurkisblurkis and [livejournal.com profile] the_great_snark
Author Website: N/A
Why this must be read:

Based on a series of random word prompts, this is a sequence of beautiful little snippets about how Sheldon views the world and Penny in it. Loosely interconnected and following the show's early canon, they are at once funny, touching, perfectly in character and a joy to read.

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Progression
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17th-Dec-2010 06:22 pm And the Words, They're Everything and Nothing by deludedvision (PG)
Fandom: THE BIG BANG THEORY
Pairing: Sheldon/Penny
Length: 1.6k
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] deludedvision
Author Website: [livejournal.com profile] enterjonas
Why this must be read:

One of the most touching aspects to the Sheldon/Penny dynamic is how reluctant the former can be in recognising the whens, hows, and whys of Penny. After all, she's not something he can properly fathom, and sometimes it takes a long time and a whole lot of effort to get to a point where it clicks, and he's capable of understanding it all. [livejournal.com profile] deludedvision beautifully illustrates this in this little fic, where Penny receives bad news on New Year's Eve, kisses Sheldon at midnight, and the next day flies home. Sheldon proceeds to deal with this turn of events with his own unique logic and in his own particular way. Just lovely.

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And the Words, They're Everything and Nothing
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15th-Dec-2010 07:04 pm Nothing Important Happened Today by ishie (R)
Fandom: THE BIG BANG THEORY / X-FILES
Pairing: Sheldon/Penny
Length: 27k
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] ishie
Author Website: [livejournal.com profile] ishieland
Why this must be read:

The [livejournal.com profile] bigbangbigbang this year resulted in a superb collection of stories. One of them is this, to paraphrase the author, The Big Bang Theory in an X-Files world with a twist. You could call it a BBT crossover and an X-Files AU, where the roles of those two familiar FBI agents are filled by the oddball pairing of Sheldon and Penny. The world they inhabit is weird, wonderful, all sorts of moody and a huge lot of fun. There are great 'cameos' throughout from the whole Big Bang cast in key roles, and they really do fit perfectly. There's also a neat twist on the attitude towards alien abductions that was at the core of the X-Files universe. Intriguing all round, this is a great read.

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Nothing Important Happened Today
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11th-Dec-2010 11:44 am Cut Time by kangeiko (R)
Fandom: THE BIG BANG THEORY
Pairing: Very slight Sheldon/Penny, but mostly gen.
Length: 1.8k
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] kangeiko
Author Website: At AO3
Why this must be read:

In a quiet way, this packs a true punch. Penny's alone and walking home; we don't really know where she's been, we don't know what's happened. Each step is painful, set to a chronometric beat that underlines a raw determination to keep moving. For the subject matter alone, it is not an easy read, but the writing is sparse and sharp, drawing you in and keeping you there to the end, and all of it beautifully rhythmical, like something finely tuned.

A warning for implied rape, this may be triggery for readers.

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Cut Time
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8th-Dec-2010 05:25 pm you make my head spin right round by lenina20 (PG-13)
Fandom: THE BIG BANG THEORY
Pairing: Sheldon/Penny, Sheldon/Amy
Length: 5k
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] lenina20
Author Website: [livejournal.com profile] roseof_sharon
Why this must be read:

The introduction of Amy Farrah Fowler (Sheldon's new friend who's a girl but not a girlfriend) is still relatively young in the show's canon, so there hasn't been a lot of fic written involving her. Here we see Penny's take on the situation, weighted heavily by her own feelings towards Sheldon; it's sometimes painful, often awkward, but the writing of the pair of them is beautiful and the emotions very real.

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you make my head spin right round
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4th-Dec-2010 10:32 am The Groundhog Day Assimilation by boonies (PG-13)
Fandom: THE BIG BANG THEORY
Pairing: Sheldon/Penny
Length: 5k
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] boonies
Author Website: Fic Post
Why this must be read:

[livejournal.com profile] boonies is one of the first writers I read when I came to the show and began trawling through the archives from this fandom, and this one in particular will always stick with me because while the concept is a good old comedic staple (amnesia!fic), the execution is a joy from start to finish. When Penny wakes up one day with the belief that Sheldon's her boyfriend, his instinctive failsafe solution of breaking up with her proves impossible to accomplish, as each time it happens they are forced to relive the whole day again. There is much fun to be had from this, with a wonderfully in-character POV from Sheldon, and some clever interaction from the guys along the way.

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The Groundhog Day Assimilation
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2nd-Dec-2010 06:41 am The Providential Dismissal Quandary by htbthomas (PG)
Hi everyone! I'm Jen and I'll be taking the van up along Euclid Avenue and beyond for The Big Bang Theory in December. Well, once I get adjusted to being on the other side of the road, that is, 'cause it feels so wrong to me! (I should also point out that I'm about as keen on driving as Sheldon, but I'll happily brave up for this worthwhile cause...)

Here is the overview for those new to the show, or just want a refresher.

Fandom: THE BIG BANG THEORY
Pairing: Sheldon/Penny
Length: Multipart, around 20k in total
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] htbthomas
Author Website: fanfiction tag or at AO3
Why this must be read:

This is really something to treasure. Described by the author as an episode-style fic, it features the full cast to comedic perfection. The story begins with Penny thinking it might be fun to attend Comic-Con, but not entirely sure which character she should go as, and this sets off a train of events focusing on Sheldon and Penny as they are unwittingly thrown together and must deal with each other as best they can. There is a fantastic middle act in which Penny auditions for a science show and gets much more than she bargained for. I won't spoil the plot any more because it's such terrific fun; [livejournal.com profile] htbthomas nails the characters wonderfully, and the dialogue just snaps off the page. Terrific stuff.

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The Providential Dismissal Quandary
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15th-Jul-2010 06:06 am Doctor Dementa and Lesbian Barbie by damalur (R)
Fandom: THE BIG BANG THEORY
Pairing: Penny/Leslie
Length: 474 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] damalur
Author Website: Archive of Their Own
Why this must be read:

If I could wave a magic wand to make my fanfic wishes come true, my first wish would be for more femslash in Big Bang Theory fandom. There isn't a huge amount of female characters to slash, but the few we do have are interesting enough to make for some great fic. Luckily, we do have this short, funny and undeniably hot story where Penny and Leslie Winkle may not like each other very much, but they sure do like getting it on.

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Doctor Dementa and Lesbian Barbie
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12th-Jul-2010 06:53 am Warm Gulf Wind by ishie (PG)
Fandom: THE BIG BANG THEORY
Pairing: Sheldon/Penny
Length: 5,700 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] ishie
Author Website: [livejournal.com profile] ishieland
Why this must be read:

Trying to choose a favorite story of [livejournal.com profile] ishie's is nearly an impossible task. She's a brilliant writer who can write practically every genre and make it work beautifully. But this story is one of the best I've ever read in any fandom ever. It's a bittersweet story of Penny and Sheldon's separation and reunion, but what makes it really stand apart from the crowd is how beautifully the writer uses language to evoke a true sense of place - Galveston Island.

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Warm Gulf Wind

Months later, [livejournal.com profile] ishie created a bonus to the story: & what never should be, a fanmix with related drabbles that fill in the backstory to the fic.
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4th-Jul-2010 08:20 am The Plus-One Scale-Mail Pasty Postulate by zelempa (R)
Fandom: THE BIG BANG THEORY
Pairing: Howard/Raj
Length: 3,423 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] zelempa
Author Website: Archive of Our Own
Why this must be read:

Why slash isn't more popular in this fandom with four male main characters (and only one main female character) is something of a mystery to me, especially when the show itself frequently plays with the idea that Howard and Raj are repressing a deep, deep love for each other. However, we were lucky enough to be gifted with several funny and well-written Howard/Raj fics during last year's Yuletide. In my opinion, this is the winner of the lot. It's a hilarious story about Howard and Raj discovering, while at San Diego Comic-Con, that their roleplaying has gone to a whole new level. It also features some truly excellent humor with the entire BBT ensemble.

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The Plus-One Scale-Mail Pasty Postulate
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2nd-Jul-2010 09:28 am The Failure of Einstein's Universe by annakovsky (PG-13)
Fandom: THE BIG BANG THEORY
Pairing: Sheldon/Penny
Length: 10,557 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] annakovsky
Author Website: Archive of Our Own
Why this must be read:

To quote The Sound of Music, "Let's start at the very beginning/ A very good place to start." In other words, this story was the first BBT fic I ever read and it was a very good place to start. This hilarious and gloriously in-character fic is probably the fandom's best known story and was a gateway drug for many of us in the fandom.

The fic follows a well-known trope in the fandom, where Penny and Sheldon have to pretend to be boyfriend and girlfriend, but it stands out from the rest with sparkling banter between Penny and Sheldon.

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The Failure of Einstein's Universe
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1st-Jul-2010 04:15 pm The Big Bang Theory: Fandom Overview
Hi there! I'm Dasha and I'll be driving the van for The Big Bang Theory this month. I'm really excited that BBT is finally getting a chance to show its stuff off for everyone. Because BBT has never been featured on Crack Van before, I've written up a fandom overview.

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