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2nd-Aug-2010 08:28 am San Diego, Saint Petersburg, Seville by CJ Marlowe (PG)
Fandom: NCIS:LA
Pairing: None, Gen
Length: 1,300 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] cjmarlowe
Author Website: cj's coffeehouse
Why this must be read: Written for [livejournal.com profile] femgenficathon, this story is an excellent peek into the weirdness that is the daily life of Hetty Lange. [livejournal.com profile] cjmarlowe nails Hetty's voice as well as the richness of her background and how she's not afraid to use it to the benefit of her people.

"Do you think I did not read the email before I sent it?" said Hetty. "Do you think I simply dashed something like that off thoughtlessly when it comes to Armani? You'll notice I did add a notation for an adjustment to the bust to accommodate falsies."

Read the whole story! San Diego, Saint Petersburg, Seville
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1st-Aug-2010 02:25 pm Fandom Overview: NCIS:LA
Hi! I’m [livejournal.com profile] drlense and I’ll be driving the Crack Van this month for NCIS: Los Angeles, aka NCIS: LA, aka NCIS: Gay. NCIS: LA is a U.S. television show that airs Tuesday nights at 9pm on CBS. The first season ended in May, 2010, and the second season premiere will air on September 21, 2010.

NCIS: LA is a spin-off of NCIS, which itself was a spin-off of JAG. Both NCIS and NCIS: LA involve the fictional agents of the not-so-fictional Naval Criminal Investigative Service, a US law enforcement agency that investigates crimes that involve members of the Navy, the Marine Corps and their families. The NCIS shows are in some ways typical crime procedurals, except the criminals or victims (and sometimes both!) are in the Navy.

Let’s get to the overview! I should warn you that under the cut you will find a lot of pictures of very pretty people (aka not dial-up friendly), spoilers for the first season of NCIS:LA, and a terrible overuse of parentheses.

Come this way! )
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29th-Jun-2010 09:07 am Fabric Softener by drlense (PG)
Fandom: NCIS: Los Angeles
Pairing: Gen (could be read as pre-slash, Sam/G)
Length: ~500 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] drlense
Author Website: Fic Tag on LJ
Why this must be read: Because anyone who's seen the show knows Callen's a pain in the ass on stakeouts. This little gem could definitely be a scene from the show. The voices ring true, and capture the weirdly intimate and affectionate nature of the Sam and G partnership.

A tiny teaser )

Read the story: Fabric Softener

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29th-Jun-2010 08:48 am VID REC: NCIS: LA - Everybdy Loves Me
Vidder: Titacosta
Musical artist: One Republic
Pairing: Gen - Ensemble Cast
Vidder on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] tita_undomiel
Vidder's website: YouTube Channel
Why this vid kicks ass: There aren't a lot of vids out there (yet) for NCIS: LA, but this one is a nice, punchy intro to the show. You get a glimpse of the cast, a feel for the energy of the show. I think it nicely hints at the playfulness of the series, while teasing us to find out more.

Everybody Loves Me Vid on Youtube

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18th-Jun-2010 08:25 am NCIS: LA / Psych
I'm a little late for crossover day, but better late than never, right?

Title: Abnormal Psych
Pairing: None - Gen
Length: ~5725 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] fortysixthhour
Author Website: Fic at AO3
Why this must be read: This story is a nice change of pace, and something we don't find a lot of (yet) in NCIS: LA fandom. It's a case story, a cross-over (with Psych), and the POV is the character of NCIS: LA Operational Psychologist Nate Getz. The fic nicely gives voice to a character that tends to be somewhat one-dimensional in the show, and provides access to his interior thoughts and analyses as he observes Sam and G, Shawn and Gus, Jules and Lassie. There are spot-on Shawn Spencerisms and pineapple references galore, plus I can totally hear Sam saying "They have a psychic" with much the same intonation as Boromir's "They have a cave troll" in LOTR. Much fun!

'They have a psychic,' Sam growls. )


Read the story: Abnormal Psych

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13th-Jun-2010 12:03 am Mr. Nothing's Got a Lot by Lady Krysis (NC-17)
Fandom: NCIS: Los Angeles
Pairing: Sam Hanna/G. Callen
Length: ~2035 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] lady_krysis
Author Website: Fic at AO3
Why this must be read: Banter. And handcuffs. Established Sam/G get ready for the undercover mission with the militia (episode 1.8, Ambush). There's affection and heat and a playful flirting to it all that culminates in something far more intense. I like this fic the way Callen likes explosions and poorly-executed plots. That is to say, a lot.

'There's a lot you don't know about me, G,' Sam says with an easy nonchalance. )

Read the story: Mr. Nothing's Got a Lot

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12th-Jun-2010 11:42 pm Fixate by Lucy (G)
Fandom: NCIS: Los Angeles
Pairing: Sam Hanna/G. Callen (could be pre-slash)
Length: ~1000 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] lucylooo
Author Website: Lucy's Fic
Why this must be read: One of the easiest ways into a series for a fanfic writer is to imagine those in-between scenes. What happened during that commercial break? What didn't the audience see?

Here, Lucy sets the scene just prior to Sam and G's stakeout in the episode "Search and Destroy" (1.4) - you know the one that involves lollipops and origami? Yeah. Here's the "Before." You can imagine the "After."

A tiny teaser )

Read the story: Fixate

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7th-Jun-2010 11:33 am Lust, Like, Love. Not Necessarily in that Order. by Waldo (PG-13)
Fandom: NCIS: Los Angeles
Pairing: Sam Hanna/G. Callen
Length: ~6683 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] thefannishwaldo
Author Website: Fic on AO3
Why this must be read:The show's only been on a year and there isn't a ton of fanfic out there for it yet, but luckily Waldo has produced several stories, including a couple of longer ones. This one picks up a fairly common theme - Dom, the newbie, is trying to figure out exactly what the nature of that amazing partnership between G and Sam really is. There's a lot of touchy affection and hurt/comfort here; I have a quibble or two with the characterization of Sam as brawn and Callen as brains, but there's enough good stuff here I can play along, and I'm always thrilled to see a new story pop up by Waldo.

Be aware this story contains spoilers for episodes 1.5 and 1.9 in particular.

Sam indicated G with his chin. 'Concussion watch.' )

Read the story: Lust, Like, Love. Not Necessarily in that Order.

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7th-Jun-2010 09:31 am Adequate Back-Up by Sinead (G)
Fandom: NCIS: Los Angeles
Pairing: Sam Hanna/G. Callen
Length: ~426 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] smallbeer
Author Website: Fic on AO3
Why this must be read: What sold the show for me is the chemistry between the two leads: G Callen (Chris O'Donnell) and Sam Hanna (LL Cool J). They're very different in personality, stature, everything. But they get each other. The show built in a long partnership right from the beginning, and we often learn about the characters by how well their partners know them. They say things like "You know I hate needles" and "Your ears wiggle when you try to avoid a conversation. It's kind of adorable."

I love this snippet because it could be a scene out of the show - at least the non-kissing part - because they're partners. They know each other so well, they trust deeply, and they don't think anyone can protect the other person as well as they can. And this just leads everyone around them to conclude that, yeah, they're totally married.

A tiny teaser )

Read the story: Adequate Back-Up

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5th-Jun-2010 10:06 pm Practice by Glasis (NC-17)
My recs might be loaded a bit towards the front of the month because we're moving late in June, but I'm hugely pleased to have the opportunity to pass on recs for NCIS:LA! And this one's just been nominated for an award.

Fandom: NCIS: Los Angeles
Pairing: Sam Hanna/G. Callen
Length: ~4575 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] glacis
Author Website: Castle's Keep
Why this must be read: It captures the easy chemistry of the team and reinforces the challenges of undercover work. Callen gives an object lesson on how to sell your undercover assignment. By kissing Kensi. Then Sam. With equal skill and comfort.

There's more to the story than that ... the repercussions of the kiss, of course, and a cameo by Sam's fictional wife who is remarkably okay with his feelings for G, but what hits me every time I read it is the absolute trust between Sam and G. These are guys who trust each other with their lives, their fears, their vulnerabilities, and it shows.

'Sam, have I ever kissed you?' Callen asked bluntly. )

Read the story: Practice

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2nd-Jun-2010 05:45 pm Musicality by trillingstar (PG-13)
Fandom: NCIS: Los Angeles
Pairing: Sam Hanna/G. Callen (not explicit)
Length: ~3600 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] trillingstar
Author Website: Fic and Art on LJ
Why this must be read: Sometimes a story fools you--you think it's going to be one thing, and then it reveals itself to be something else entirely. "Musicality" is one of those stories. At first glance, it's a bit of insight into the workings of the NCIS: LA crew on the job. Dom's still new, and Sam's guiding him through their undercover gig.

But where the story really shines is in its subtlety. It's really about Sam--what he wants, what he needs. How he finds himself through music. It's all that I love best about jazz scenes--getting lost in the music, smoky air and smoky sound, something like longing in every note. Don't overlook this piece--it's a wonderful gem.

G thinks Sam's nuts for living above a nightclub. Too loud, G said. Too screechy. )

Read the story: Musicality

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2nd-Jun-2010 08:46 am Semi-Permanent Markers by lynnmonster (PG)
Hey, NCIS fans! I've got permission to include the newest boys on the block this month, the increasingly popular Office of Special Projects from Los Angeles (undercover unit). We don't have a full-fledged NCIS: LA fandom overview (ETA: Now we do! Fandom overview this way), but if you need a primer to check out try [livejournal.com profile] gabriellemb's overview of the intro/crossover episodes and the first two eps of the show proper.

Also, [livejournal.com profile] drlense has done a series of slashcaps for the show, and they're hilarious. We don't call it NCIS: Gay for nothing! (Spoilers abound in the previous two links, however, so reader beware.)

Fandom: NCIS: Los Angeles
Pairing: Sam Hanna/G. Callen
Length: ~1950 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] lynnmonster (LJ and at Dreamwidth)
Author Website: Fic tag on LJ
Why this must be read: This story launches off a scene from an early episode of the show where Sam and G visit a tattoo parlour during the investigation. It's got just the right blend of innuendo and playfulness that the show itself has ... and maybe a little more. *g* Enjoy!

Things you might need to know )

'So who are we this time?' Sam asked as they approached the bistro. )

Read the story: Semi-Permanent Markers

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