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15th-Aug-2013 08:29 pm Book Group, by Chash (PG)
Fandom: PSYCH/BONES/SUPERNATURAL
Pairing: none
Length: 500 words
Author on LJ: poor_choices
Author Website: longsufferingly

Why this must be read: Because sometimes you need to read something that's wonderfully funny, and you've only got a minute. No plot necessary, just some great dialogue in perfect voices. Even though it's barely over 500 words, it's guaranteed to make you laugh.

Book Group

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31st-Jul-2011 11:52 am fast food and testosterone spills by dress without sleeves (K+)
Thanks to everyone who drove around in the Bones van with me this month! It’s been a blast! I encourage everyone to sign up for your turn at the wheel!

Fandom: BONES
Pairing: None
Length: 537
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] ohladybegood
Author Website: dress without sleeves on FF.net
Why this must be read:

Author’s summary: Booth, Bones, and Sweets at the bowling alley. "You know, it's a statistical impossibility for Booth to be good at everything." Oh, Sweets. That is so untrue.

As much as I don’t care for Sweets, I love the moments when Booth and Brennan lend him a shoulder. This is fun little glimpse of their evening at the bowling alley post-Sweets’ breakup with April, and dress without sleeves manages to pack an impressive amount of characterization into just over 500 words.

fast food and testosterone spills
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29th-Jul-2011 11:32 am Vid rec: counting bodies like sheep to the rhythm of the wardrums by parlai (R-ish)
Fandom: BONES
Song: “Counting Bodies Like Sheep to the Rhythm of the Wardrums” by A Perfect Circle
Vidder on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] parlai
Vidder Website: parlai on YouTube
Why this must be watched:

I didn’t think Howard Epps could get any creepier, but then I found this vid and was proven wrong. Using the perfect song and some of the best editing I’ve ever seen, [livejournal.com profile] parlai creates a chilling and unforgettable ode to everyone’s favorite serial killer. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve watched this, and it just gets better every time.

counting bodies like sheep to the rhythm of the wardrums
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28th-Jul-2011 10:49 pm wishbone by falseeeyelashes (PG)
Fandom: BONES
Pairing: Booth/Brennan
Length: 2,432
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] falseeeyelashes
Author Website: falseeeyelashes’ masterlist
Why this must be read:

Author’s summary: pull it till it breaks (or, an assortment of moments collected among the living and the dead (but mostly the dead)).

I was as upset as everyone else that canon skimped over the fallout from Booth’s “death” in S3, but what lacks in canon is more than made up for in fandom. This is a lovely, poignant look at Booth and Brennan’s relationship both before and after Booth “dies.” What makes this fic stand out for me is that instead of focusing on Brennan’s anger, [livejournal.com profile] falseeeyelashes focuses on the complexity of Brennan’s thoughts as she tries to understand her shifting world. A background serial killer adds an additional source of tension to a bittersweet and haunting story.

wishbone
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27th-Jul-2011 02:50 pm Paper Confetti by torigates (PG)
Fandom: BONES
Pairing: Angela/Hodgins, minor Angela/Grayson
Length: 1,071
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] torigates
Author Website: torigates’ masterlist
Why this must be read:

Author’s summary: It’s unsurprising then, that she marks a lot of her life by kisses.

I love Angela and Hodgins so much it hurts, and this fic captures their relationship perfectly. Angela thinks back over the twisty road that led to her and Hodgins getting married in the courthouse jail, but this fic isn’t just some recap of Seasons 1-5. With lush sensory details and a strong narrative voice, [livejournal.com profile] torigates paints a picture not only of Angela’s relationship with Hodgins, but of Angela’s relationship with love itself.

Paper Confetti
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25th-Jul-2011 01:35 pm Variations on a Theme by TamsinBailey (T)
Fandom: BONES
Pairing: Booth/Brennan
Length: 9,719
Author on LJ: N/A
Author Website: TamsinBailey on FF.net
Why this must be read:

Author’s summary: Being a treatise on the origins of Booth and Bren: not crime solvers extraordinaire.

More Lab!verse! As TamsinBailey points out in her AN, there’s no reason that Brennan would be any less opposed to marriage in the Lab!verse than in the Jeffersonian!verse, yet “The End in the Beginning” showed us a happily married Booth and Brennan. This fic acts as an origin story of sorts for Booth and Brennan in the Lab!verse, beginning at their initial meeting and following them as their romance unfolds. The writing is simple but striking, the details about working at the Lab are rich, and TamsinBailey does a fantastic job of fleshing out an alternate but entirely in-character Brennan.

Variations on a Theme
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22nd-Jul-2011 03:08 pm Want to Screw Up by voleuse (PG)
Fandom: BONES
Pairing: None
Length: 1,109
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] voleuse
Author Website: voleuse’s fic journal
Why this must be read:

Author’s summary: There's a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out, but I'm too clever.

I love so many things about this fic. I love the narrative technique; the fic is divided into nine achronological segments, giving the story a unique kind of pacing. I love [livejournal.com profile] voleuse’s ability to write a story that is both great casefic and still very character-driven. Finally, I love that this fic harks back to Season 1 (Wong Fu’s! Goodman!), a timeframe which makes me feel all kinds of giddy.

Want to Screw Up
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20th-Jul-2011 02:16 pm omg otp!!1! by longsufferingly (PG)
Fandom: BONES
Pairing: Booth/Brennan
Length: 1,800
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] longsufferingly
Author Website: longsufferingly’s Bones tag
Why this must be read:

Author’s summary: Sweets gets his best work done during their weekly sessions.

Sweets writes fanfiction. Booth/Brennan fanfiction. While Booth and Brennan are in his office. Need I go on?

omg otp!!1!
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19th-Jul-2011 12:40 pm From the Greek Paradeigma, Meaning "Example" by daygloparker (PG)
Fandom: BONES
Pairing: Booth/Brennan
Length: 8,000
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] daygloparker
Author Website: daygloparker’s fic index
Why this must be read:

Author’s summary: "Once upon a time, Agent Booth and Dr. Brennan had a baby."

I’m not generally a fan of baby!fic, but this is so gorgeous and funny that it grabbed me right off the bat. I love the circuitous narrative style here— [livejournal.com profile] daygloparker jumps in and out of different moments in the story, picking up various threads before bringing us full circle. My favorite part has to be Booth and Brennan trying to pick out a name, which goes just about as smoothly as you’d expect. In my perfect world, this is exactly how Season 7 would go down.

From the Greek Paradeigma, Meaning ‘Example’
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7th-Jul-2011 11:25 am Ink by Upside-Up (M)
Fandom: BONES
Pairing: Post-Hodgins/Angela, minor Wendell/Angela
Length: 395
Author on LJ: N/A
Author Website: Upside-Up on FF.net
Why this must be read:

This fic is short, but it packs a wallop. A hurt and frustrated Hodgins reflects on his tattoo after he and Angela have gone their separate ways. What really stands out for me here is the anger; with everything going so well for Hodgins in canon right now, it’s easy to forget that he was once a very angry and cynical character. This fic taps into that lingering bitterness and makes him pop right off the page.

Ink
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6th-Jul-2011 11:28 am Nine Million Bicycles by laiqualaurelote (PG-13)
Fandom: BONES
Pairing: Vincent/Wendell, Sweets/Daisy, Hodgins/Angela, Booth/Brennan
Length: ~6,604
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] laiqualaurelote
Author Website: laiqualaurelote on Wordpress
Why this must be read:

Author’s summary: Vincent Nigel-Murray - professional DJ, amateur statistician, and full-time Englishman-in-America. His bizarre workplace. His demented colleagues. The love of his life, whose toothpick addiction borders on the unhealthy. Welcome to the Lab.

Lab!verse shenanigans! This fic will be like candy for anyone who loves the Lab!verse as much as I do. The whole cast is featured, the characterization is fantastic, and [livejournal.com profile] laiqualaurelote takes an obscure pairing and makes it work. I once declared Nine Million Bicycles one of my top three favorite Bones fics of all time, and reading it again, that ranking hasn’t changed at all.

Nine Million Bicycles
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3rd-Jul-2011 11:42 am If You Try Sometimes by lostakasha (PG)
Fandom: BONES
Pairing: Zack/OFC
Length: 1,134
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] lostakasha
Author Website: lostakasha’s Bones tag
Why this must be read:

Author’s summary: Zack can’t get what he wants, but that’s okay.

This fic is so sweet. Zack gets over his feelings for Brennan by looking for love elsewhere. I love Hodgins’ dating advice and [livejournal.com profile] lostakasha creates an entirely likeable and believable OC. It’s a treat to read Zack-centric fic that makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside.

If You Try Sometimes
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1st-Jul-2011 03:41 pm She’s Wordy and Verbose by sotto_voice (PG)
Hey, everybody! I’m super excited to be reccing Bones fic this month. And awaaaay we go!

Fandom: BONES
Pairing: Sweets/Daisy
Length: 1,134
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] sotto_voice
Author Website: sotto_voice’s Bones fic index
Why this must be read:

Author’s summary: The conversation at the end of "The Man in the Outhouse," and what came after. Short and silly, with no real point except that this makes me happy.

Here’s the thing: I am not the world’s biggest fan of Daisy. Nor, for that matter, am I any sort of fan of Sweets. But this fic. This fic. [livejournal.com profile] sotto_voice nails their voices so well it’s scary, and her take on the evolution of their relationship is basically head-canon for me at this point. This fic makes me smile no matter how many times I read it. Also make sure to check out the sequel, Don't Get the References You Refer To, which is just as awesome as the first one.

She’s Wordy and Verbose
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15th-Nov-2010 10:22 am Tools of the Trade by icepixie
FANDOM:  DUE SOUTH/BONES
Characters:  Brennan, Boothe, Benton Fraser, Ray Vecchio
Length:  500 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] icepixie 
Author websitehttp://archiveofourown.org/users/icepixie/works

Why this must be read:

A good crossover brings together two fandoms without compromising the characterizations or flavor of either fandom.  This little gem of a fic does that beautifully.  All of the humor and quirkiness of both shows is present, and it's fun to see the mirroring of characters, with Fraser and Brennan both being tenacious and a bit eccentric, and their long-suffering partners in their exasperation.

Tools of the Trade
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15th-Sep-2010 06:06 pm Iron Man / Bones / The Office / Heroes / X-Men (PG)
Title: Five Women Pepper Potts Has Shown To The Door by amazingly_me
Pairing: Tony/Pepper, with mentions of Tony/Cam, Tony/Kelly, Tony/Elle, and Tony/Jean
Length: 2,547
Author on LJ: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Author Website: N/A
Why this must be read:

It's very difficult to do multi-fandom crossovers well, but this author does an excellent job showing Pepper's interactions with each of these very different women. I loved how she saw aspects of herself as well as her fears in all of them and eventually decides to take the next step with Tony.

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Five Women Pepper Potts Has Shown To The Door
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15th-Apr-2010 10:54 pm NCIS/Bones, PG
Title: Four Shots Taken in a Game of 'I Never,' by Angel_grace
Pairing: Abby and Angela friendship, Abby/Gibbs
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] angel_grace
Author Website: Fic Tag
Why this must be read:
This is precisely what it sounds like - a fun, fluffy look at how Abby and Angela might interact, with some Abby/Gibbs thrown in to keep you on your toes.


Four Shots Taken in a Game of 'I Never'
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31st-Jan-2010 11:46 am "Four Things She Can't Remember (And One She Can)" by nudaydreamer (PG)
*HR pulls the van back into the parking lot and folds the map before neatly putting it back into the glove compartment next to the keys* Soooo... last rec for Bones for the month, it's been fun, I hope that you've enjoyed it as much as I have. *grin*

Fandom: BONES
Pairing/Characters: Booth/Brennan
Length: Two chapter 5 things fic(Brennan POV and Booth POV)
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] nudaydreamer
Author Website: [livejournal.com profile] myinadequacy
Why this must be read:

This one falls so perfectly into "everything happens... eventually." It has a warm, natural feel to it, and details very nicely how the "big moments" aren't really big moments at all, but all the quiet ones that just fit together.

Go. Read. Enjoy. *grin*

Link: Four Things She Can't Remember (And One She Can)
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30th-Jan-2010 10:51 pm "Set Down Your Glass" by britishwannabe1 (PG-13/T)
Fandom: BONES
Pairing/Characters: Booth/Brennan
Length: Short Fic
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] britishwannabe1
Author Website: Unknown
Why this must be read:

This one is so subtle and lovely as it explores the fact the Booth and Brennan are slowly making their way to each other. The author has a very deft hand and captures the spirit of the characters with a detailed and perfect skill. Simply put...

Go. Read. Enjoy. *grin*

Link: Set Down Your Glass
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29th-Jan-2010 11:51 pm VID REC: Bones - "White and Nerdy"
Vidder: aPASSINGthought
Musical artist: Weird Al Yankovic
Pairings/Characters: Jack, Zack, Lance, and the Interns
Vidder on LJ: Unknown
Vidder’s website: Vidders profile at Youtube

Why this vid kicks ass:

Okay, so this vid doesn't use the whole song, and to be honest, usually that bugs me, but this vid... this vid just makes me laugh every time. The song and clips match so nicely, and it's unique and well thought out. There are a million Booth and Brennan vids(many of which are lovely and beautiful of course) but sometimes you need a good squint/intern/psychologist vid, right? *grin*

Go. Watch. Laugh. *grin*

Link: White and Nerdy
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28th-Jan-2010 11:33 pm "The Man in the Shower" by dfasgbaf (PG 13)
Fandom: BONES
Pairing/Characters: Booth; Brennan; Booth/Brennan
Length: Short Fic
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] dfasgbaf
Author Website: [livejournal.com profile] dfasgbaf is the author's community
Why this must be read:

This one is just a fun, humorous little fic that is sooooo Booth and Brennan. It is a scene that feels like it could have come straight from an episode. The author is very good at capturing Brennan's total lack of respect for Booth's personal boundaries and his responses to that. *grin* It is simply a fun little fic about our favorite non-couple.

Go. Read. Enjoy. *grin*

Link: The Man in the Shower
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28th-Jan-2010 11:23 pm "Temptation" by starbuckx (PG)
Fandom: BONES
Pairing/Characters: Booth/Brennan; Booth
Length: Short Fic
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] starbuckx
Author Website: Unknown
Why this must be read:

This piece while short, is a nicely written look into Booth's mind. It is a lovely, detailed picture of what he feels and observes about his partner and how it effects him. In short, it is an excellent character study and a fine read. *grin*

Go. Read. Enjoy. *grin*

Link: Temptation
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26th-Jan-2010 09:56 pm "Hurt" by teffy (PG)
Fandom: BONES
Pairing: Angela/Jack
Length: Short Fic/drabble
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] teffy
Author Website: Author's Memory page of fics
Why this must be read:

This is a bittersweet little moment between Jack and Angela and speaks perfectly to the connection these two have enjoyed. The author captures their voices perfectly and it is a nice glimpse into the complexity of their relationship.

Go. Read. Enjoy. *grin*

Link: Hurt
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25th-Jan-2010 03:28 pm "So Far" by bea_tricks (R/Teen)
Fandom: BONES
Pairing: Booth/Brennan
Length: Short Fic
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] bea_tricks
Author Website: Unknown
Why this must be read:

Oh this is one is so brutally beautiful. It is certainly not a piece for those looking for fluff or sweet romance, but if you enjoy a well written story of angst and desperate love, than this is the fic for you. The author captures all the deep conflict and angst that lays just beneath the surface and could so easily happen. And simply put, it is just a great story.

Go. Read. Sniffle. *wry grin*

Link: So Far
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21st-Jan-2010 07:04 pm "A Burden Shared" by doc_3 (PG)
Fandom: BONES
Pairing: Booth/Brennan
Length: Short Fic
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] doc_3
Author Website: Unknown
Why this must be read:

This is a moving and quite intense piece dealing with Booth's coma and the effect that it has had on not just him, but Brennan as well. It brings forward all the underlying tension and need and explores it with deft skill and grace.

Go. Read. Enjoy. *grin*

Link: A Burden Shared
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20th-Jan-2010 05:06 pm "Let Me Talk" by sarahkjrsten (PG-13)
Fandom: BONES
Characters: Jack Hodgins
Length: Short Fic
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] sarahkjrsten
Author Website: Unknown
Why this must be read:

For one, there is not nearly enough fic written about characters other than Booth and Brennan, especially Jack. For two, this is a very nice look at Jack and that sort of angry, hurt man that's there just beneath the surface, at least when it comes to his break-up with Angela. It is a nice character piece that gives us a taste of how hard it must have been for him seeing Angela move on without him.

Go. Read. Enjoy. *grin*

Link: Let Me Talk
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19th-Jan-2010 04:21 pm "Quick fix" by shimmeryshine (PG)
Fandom: BONES
Pairing: Booth/Brennan
Length: Short Fic
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] shimmeryshine
Author Website: Jinxwizard Journal
Why this must be read:

Okay, I admit it, I laugh every time I read this fic. I love this fic, and honestly, I think y'all will too. It is soooo Booth and Brennan, and humorous to boot. The author does a very nice job at capturing a moment between these characters that would not even seem out of place on the show.

And hey, there's a cute kid too. *grin*

Go. Read. Enjoy. *grin*

Link: Quick Fix
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19th-Jan-2010 04:08 pm "Regrets" by hurryupslowly (PG)
Fandom: BONES
Pairing/Characters: Angela(character piece) Angela/Jack (After the fact)
Length: Drabble
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] hurryupslowly
Author Website: Unknown
Why this must be read:

This is a short piece, but it is very profound despite that. It is a lovely, bittersweet look into Angela's character as she reflects on the place that she is in after breaking up with Jack.

Go. Read. Enjoy. *grin*

*Note: rating by reccer in the absence of one provided

Link: Regrets
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18th-Jan-2010 03:06 pm "And You’ve Never Met Anyone Who’s as Everything as I am Sometimes" by _missmargaret_ (PG)
Fandom: BONES
Pairing: Booth/Brennan
Length: Short fic
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] _missmargaret_
Author Website: Unknown
Why this must be read:

Okay so this is another one where you have to ask, 'cause [livejournal.com profile] _missmargaret_ wrote it? Really, [livejournal.com profile] _missmargaret_ is another one of those authors that I would recommend reading as a matter of course. As for this story, it is just a perfect and fun moment between Booth and Brennan that soooo could have happened right after Fire in the Ice. The characterizations are "spot on" and it serves as a nice little tag to episode.

Go. Read. Enjoy. *grin*

Link: And You’ve Never Met Anyone Who’s as Everything as I am Sometimes
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17th-Jan-2010 05:37 pm "Gifts Of The Magi " by bite_or_avoid (PG-13)
*HR stumbles in the parking lot, looking for the van* I am sooo sorry on being so terribly late. I think I just got mugged in the parking lot. Seriously RL went wacka doodle, I shall try and make it up to y'all with some really good recs I hope.

Fandom: BONES
Pairing: Booth/Brennan
Length: Short fic
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] bite_or_avoid
Author Website:
Why this must be read:

Because [livejournal.com profile] bite_or_avoid wrote it? Seriously, I would recommend just about anything this author writes. As for this story, this is one to read because not only does is capture some very "real" aspects of the Booth/Brennan relationship, like how he would do pretty much anything for her, but also has a very touching moment between Temperance and her father.

Go. Read. Enjoy. *grin*

Link: Gifts Of The Magi
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16th-Feb-2009 12:06 am But What Are Your Thoughts on Yaoi? by Chash (R)
Fandom: SUPERNATURAL/BONES
Pairing: Sam/Dean
Length: Appx 1,800 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] chash
Author Website: [livejournal.com profile] with_a_kay
Why this must be read: [livejournal.com profile] chash has Bones' voice down so completely you can actually hear it. And this is no easy feat; there's a reason that you don't often see Bones fanfic. Beyond that, she gets Bones and Booth right, their banter is perfect and well-timed and you can't help but feel like you're listen to an episode. Also, it has what may be one of the single best lines in any fic ever:

"No. Having a therapist on our double date with gay brothers would not make it better."

But What Are Your Thoughts on Yaoi?
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