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15th-Aug-2013 08:29 pm Book Group, by Chash (PG)
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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12th-Aug-2013 06:07 pm The Walrus and the Guy Who Carpents, by Plainapple (NC-17)
Fandom: PSYCH
Pairing: Shawn Spencer/Carlton Lassiter
Length: about 17,500 words
Author on LJ: plainapple
Author Website: plainapple on AO3

A couple of notes, before we get to why it must be read - and it must:
Note 1: If you've been in the fandom awhile, you may be familiar with this fic by its original name, Plainapple’s Opus: A Slashtacular Adventure of Psychish Proportions!. It's one of the classics in the fandom, and it needs to be included among the crack-van recs. For newbies to the fandom, this one's definitely a must-read.
Note 2: I've listed this as NC-17, but only the last part (which plainapple helpfully calls Bonus Porn in her lj version) is actually NC-17. The rest of the story is no more than R and the story can be read without continuing on to the porny bonus, so whichever audience you are, this fic is for you.

Why this must be read: I love case fic. I've probably mentioned that already. I especially love case fic that just nails the voices of the characters, and that's what we get in this story. The case involves the suicide-that-might-be-murder of a councilman's intern. I won't say too much so as not to spoil the ending, but in my personal head canon the carpenter of the title is played by Carter Oosterhouse. Really, I think one sign of a great fic is that the reader can cast the OC's from the way they're presented in the story. And when the casting can bring to mind a real-life hot carpenter, that's another plus.

The story reads like the best Psych episodes, and the dialogue is laugh-out-loud funny. The underlying Shassie development is well-done and feels true to the guys we know and love. But the main thing about this fic is that the banter - between Shawn and Gus, as well as Shawn and Lassie - is just perfect. Snarky but affectionate, just like Shawn himself.

An excerpt for your reading pleasure )

On livejournal, where it's called: Plainapple’s Opus: A Slashtacular Adventure of Psychish Proportions!

Or on AO3, where plainapple has updated the name to the absolutely perfectly Psych-like: The Walrus and the Guy Who Carpents

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6th-Aug-2013 11:06 pm Murder by Something Something, by trixietru (NC-17)
Fandom: PSYCH
Pairing: Shawn Spencer/Carlton Lassiter
Length: 25K
Author on LJ:trixietru
Author Website:trixietru on AO3

Why this must be read: There's mystery, danger, humor, a bit of romance, some sex, Shawn, Lassie - all bundled in a nice 25k story. I love "old dark house" stories, and I love case fic. This story has elements of both, and mixes them with good voices and the kind of humor you'd expect with Psych. It's well-written, it's something of an homage, and it's just plain fun.

Lassie is invited to a weekend retreat at an isolated cliffside hotel. Supposedly the other invitees include the finest minds in California law enforcement. But the invitation arrives only a few days before the event is due to begin, and that makes Shawn suspicious. So he decides to show up, as well - and finds that things aren't quite what the invitation implied.

Excerpt )

Murder by Something Something on trixietru's lj

Murder by Something Something, on AO3

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30th-Apr-2011 09:30 pm Later Days, by wolfscythe (NC-17)
Fandom: PSYCH
Pairing: Shawn Spencer/Carlton Lassiter
Length: ~35,000
Author on LJ: [ profile] wolfscythe
Author Website: Sulferoid on

Why this must be read: There's undercover work, some sneaking around among docks and warehouses, a rescue, a hostage situation... and a lot more. Case fic and Shassie, with a hint of Gus/Jules.

Lassiter's a smart cop and a brave one, and I love it when fic reflects this. In Later Days, Lassie's out to catch an international smuggler/trafficker and his associates. To do so, he needs to convince the guy that he (Lassie) is a bad cop. He also needs to keep Shawn out of the way of his case. Neither of these things are easy, but Lassie's up to the task - most of the time.

Later Days
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25th-Apr-2011 07:34 pm From Beyond The Morgue, by nixa_jane (PG-13)
Fandom: PSYCH
Pairing: Shawn Spencer/Carlton Lassiter
Length: ~43K
Author on LJ: [ profile] nixa_jane , [ profile] laytoncolt
Author Website: Nixa Jane on

Why this must be read: This is a sequel to The Dah-Ling Store-It-Yourself. That alone makes this a must-read. Great case fic, perfect dialogue, and the humor is honestly laugh-out-loud.

The story begins some days after Dah-Ling ends, and Shawn's got his hands full - what with a new relationship with Lassie, and a new case involving a woman who thinks her dead husband is trying to kill her.
Read an Excerpt )

From Beyond The Morgue
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25th-Apr-2011 07:32 pm The Dah-Ling Store-It-Yourself, by nixa_jane (PG-13)
Fandom: PSYCH
Pairing: Shawn Spencer/Carlton Lassiter
Length: ~42K
Author on LJ: [ profile] laytoncolt [ profile] nixa_jane
Author Website: Nixa Jane on

Why this must be read: Case fic, a little romance, a lot of humor. And one of the funniest text messages I've ever read.

Set shortly after the events of "Lassie Did a Bad, Bad Thing", this story flows like an episode of the show, with the characterization, dialogue and humor all spot-on. The plot is well-done and entertaining. The interactions between Shawn and Lassie really spark. Everything about this story will leave you smiling. (And if it leaves you wanting more, that's fine, too - because there's a sequel here.)

An escaped convict wants to prove his innocence. Lassie's hunting him down, but then Shawn gets involved...

The Dah-Ling Store-It-Yourself
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20th-Apr-2011 11:07 pm The Road to Tikihama, by deltacephei (PG-13)
Fandom: PSYCH
Pairing: Shawn Spencer/Carlton Lassiter
Length: 15,660 words
Author on LJ: [ profile] deltacephei
Author Website: deltacephei on AO3

Why this must be read: Shawn and Lassie spend a few hours together. A motorcycle ride, coffee with sprinkles, a few rounds of "Truth or Truth"... sometimes relationships can start in the strangest ways.

After the events of "Tuesday the 17th", Shawn can't sleep. He finds himself on the pier, drinking, thinking, watching the sunrise. As luck would have it Lassie can't sleep, either, and a late-night stroll has led him to the pier. It's a welcome distraction for Shawn - less so for Lassie, who just wants to deliver Shawn home and get home himself. But even as they leave the pier, the morning moves along with them still in each other's company.

Perfect voices here, and while the humor is absolutely "Psych"-like, there's a bit of a serious tone that serves to make everything feel more real. And the chemistry between Shawn and Lassiter is fantastic. This is a great read to escape with at the end of a long day.

The Road to Tikihama
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13th-Apr-2011 11:08 pm Heaven or the Highway Out of Town, by Barstool Rodeo (R)
Fandom: PSYCH
Pairing: Shawn Spencer/Carlton Lassiter
Length: ~36,500 words
Author on LJ: [ profile] barstoolrodeo

Why this must be read: Because it's Shawn and Lassie on a road trip. It's case fic at a UFO festival. It's reluctant male bonding that turns into something more. And while there's plenty of angst, it'll still leave you smiling at the end.

It starts as an attempt to catch a suspect goes wrong, leaving Shawn injured, the suspect dead by Shawn's hand, and Lassiter on enforced leave from the police department. Shaken by what's happened, Shawn decides he needs to get away from Santa Barbara for a while. With a little pressure, he gets Lassiter to accompany him - and our boys hit the road for Roswell, New Mexico.

Heaven or the Highway Out of Town, Part 1

Note: Links to subsequent chapters are not included at the bottom of each part of this fic, but Part Nine does include links to all of the previous parts - so here's the link for Part Nine:

Heaven or the Highway Out of Town, Part 9
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10th-Apr-2011 10:17 am Telling Tales, by Oldach's Dream (PG-13)
Fandom: PSYCH
Pairing: Shawn Spencer/Carlton Lassiter
Length: ~50,000 words
Author on LJ: none, that I'm aware of
Author Website: Oldach's Dream, on
Why this must be read: Long fic with plot. Great characterization. Humor. Drama. A bit of angst. What more do you need?

A conference has taken Gus out of town for a week. Shawn, of course, is supposed to stay out of trouble during that time. But Gus returns to find the Psych office answering machine filled with messages, and no one knows where Shawn is. Luckily, Shawn calls Gus - and that's where our story starts.

The story unfolds in "now" and "then" style as Shawn fills Gus in on the week's events. The banter between Shawn and Gus is perfect, and the relationship between Shawn and Lassie fits beautifully. This is a great read for a long, lazy afternoon.

Telling Tales
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15th-Feb-2011 11:09 am Supernatural/Psych (PG)
Title: (Fear) The Reaper
Pairing: none
Length: approximately 5400 words
Author on LJ: [ profile] baylorsr
Author Website: Fanfiction by Baylor
Why this must be read:

Because it's Gus and Shawn and Sam and Dean and the threat of a zombie apocalypse! A pet zombie apocalypse! Because epic hilarity ensues! Because there is an awesome Psych-Out at the end!

“It’s a fortress, Dad,” Shawn said.

“For the zombie apocalypse,” Gus added eagerly.

“Well, that’s no good,” Henry said. “Boys, a zombie fortress needs to be unbreachable. Zombies are unresting, unflagging, untiring undead machines with only one goal: to eat your brains. You think this flimsy construct is going to stop them?”

Henry held his arms out in front of him and moaned, then began walking until he hit the couch. The couch stopped his stride, but his feet just kept moving.

“See, it worked,” Shawn said.

“For now,” Henry said, feet still moving and arms still out. “But the thing about zombies is, there’s never just one. As soon as the others hear me moaning, they’re going to know there’s fresh meat over this way, and they’re going to come dragging along. They’ll start piling up, crushing up against me, until –"

Henry tipped himself over the back of the couch at the boys, righted himself, and came at them, arms outstretched, moaning at top volume.

Gus screamed and broke through the back wall of cushions. His feet pounded up the stairs.

“Dad,” Shawn said in exasperation. “It’s just for fun.”

Henry bent over and pointed his finger in Shawn’s face. “Zombies,” he told his son sternly, “are not just for fun. You either take them seriously, or you end up one of them.”

Shawn rolled his eyes.

(Fear) The Reaper by [ profile] baylorsr

If you enjoy the story, please let the author know!

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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: [ 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

And don't forget to feedback the author.
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17th-Oct-2009 05:31 pm Leverage/Psych
Title: The One that Got Away by Goody
Pairing: None/Eliot/Hardison if you squint
Author on LJ: Not that I can find
Why this must be read:

I love this fic because I think Eliot and Shawn as cousins would either be perfect or the perfect storm...

What's not to love? Eliot and Hardison getting into and out of trouble in practically the same instant; Shawn being Shawn; Lassiter getting the wool pulled over his eyes again. And it works. Because they're both short. Obviously a Spencer trait XD

And Gus realising who the guy is is so perfectly Gus while Shawn's trust in his cousin despite knowing what he does is a beautiful thing.

The One that Got Away by Goody

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29th-Aug-2009 04:29 pm The Journey from Spencer to Shawn by Chandra-nox (PG)
Howdy folks, this is my last rec for the month. It was nice driving with you, I hope I've found a few PSYCH converts. It's a great show and a great fandom! Hopefully we'll be seeing you around in the comms. Have a Psych Out kind of day!

Fandom: PSYCH
Pairing: Shawn/Lassiter
Length: 3,300
Author on LJ: [ profile] chandra_nox
Author Website: FanFiction Tag
Why this must be read: 50 snapshots of a relationship becoming a relationship.

I'm very impressed with how much information can be put into one sentence (repeated 50 times). Some of them are hilarious, some of them are telling, some of them make you want to headdesk because of the obliviousness. All the major players are here, watching (sometimes unwittingly) as Shawn and Lassy move towards Something New.

Not to bias anyone, but I think #49 is my favorite, but you should go definitely go decide which snapshot(s) you like best! :D

The Journey from Spencer to Shawn
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28th-Aug-2009 09:08 pm Balance by deadlybride (NC-17)
Fandom: PSYCH
Pairing: Shawn/Gus
Length: 2300
Author on LJ: [ profile] deadlybride
Author Website:
Why this must be read: Probably if people knew about them, they wouldn't expect that Shawn always bottomed.  It wasn't that Gus was inconsiderate, or anything, or had weird, hetero-issues about letting another guy do things to him.  It was just…

Yeah, my recs just needed a nice smut fic. And it's Shawn/Gun, no less! Not a pairing I usually read because I love them as dorky BFFs, but this musing on Shawn's bottomness is just great. We really get into Gus' head, and all the layers of his relationship with Shawn. Their past, their present, their possible future all rolled together. And it's really, really hot sexings.

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28th-Aug-2009 08:51 pm Vid: "White" & Nerdy by talitha78
Fandom: Psych
Pairing: None! Gus Character vid :)
Artist on LJ: [ profile] talitha78
Artist Website: Master Vid List
Why this must be watched: Gus is an awesome character. He's hilarious, smart, and his own person. He's also not your stereotypical black/minority character, relegated to a background role or there to die first and say "that is whack" (to paraphrase another movie). While it may appear that way at first, he's not just Shawn's backup. Gus is as much a part of the Psych dynamic as Shawn. In fact, the show would be the same without him. Gus, over the seasons, has proven to be strong, willful, and really smart. And he's completely unapologetic on those points. Shawn seems to walk all over him, but that's really not the case. Shawn gets away with exactly as much as Gus lets him--because there is no Shawn without Gus, and definitely no Psych. (Seriously, Shawn has eidetic memory, but he would never remember to pay the bills.) This video plays on the idea of bot what is 'white' and 'nerdy.' And it's hilarious, some of my favorite moments in all of Psych. (Also, Psychites, remember the ep where Gus was Mr. White and Shawn was Mr. Brown? Yeah....)

"White" and Nerdy on YouTube / Comment Post
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27th-Aug-2009 08:55 am The Evidence Lock-Up by trolllogicfics (PG)
Fandom: PSYCH
Pairing: gen
Length: short
Author on LJ: [ profile] trolllogicfics
Author Website: n/a
Why this must be read: All contents part of case 10329QXT—The Disappearance of Shawn H. Spencer. Property of the Santa Barbra Police Department.

This 'fic' is kind of a spin on a epistolary fic in that the whole story is told through evidence. Notes, police reports, interview transcripts, the like. It's a mystery, but one that you're invited to solve for yourself. This fic is also incredibly impressive in its coding and technical aspects. Not you usual fic, but it allows for the reader to fill in the gaps, to try and construct from the evidence presented what, exactly, happened. I have my own suspicions... ;)

The Evidence Lock-Up
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22nd-Aug-2009 02:57 pm Definition of Yes by disco_floozy (PG)
Fandom: PSYCH
Pairing: Shawn/Lassiter
Length: short
Author on LJ: [ profile] disco_floozy
Author Website:
Why this must be read: Lassie's not talking to Shawn but when has that ever stopped Shawn from saying anything?

Oh, BOYS. That pretty much sums up what you'll feel at the end of this. Shawn has, unsurprisingly, pissed Lassie off. Lassie is, unsurprisingly, not talking to Shawn. And Shawn in his incredible creativeness comes up with the most adorable way to apologize EVER. Wonderful voices, a great look at the Shassie relationship, and seriously, I think if I ever have to apologize to someone in the near future, I'm going to steal this idea. Go read it, you'll be grinning like an idiot by the end of it.

Definition of Yes
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20th-Aug-2009 12:01 pm The Snowdens of Yesteryear by Nnej Nivroop (R)
Fandom: PSYCH
Pairing: subtle Shawn/Lassiter
Length: 1934 words
Author on LJ: [ profile] usataro
Author Website: [ profile] usataro_writing
Why this must be read: It was a tragedy.  A tragedy. A tragedy. People tell you that, but you’re not sure if they’re right. And you’re not sure if their wrong. So you trust them. And it was a tragedy. And deep down, you have to believe you’re sad about it.

This fic will break you into itty bitty little pieces. There are lots of Catch-22 references, and it's just...haunting. It will stick with you. You'll want to read it several times to make sure you got everything. It's gorgeously heartbreaking. This is truly the best of the angsty, darker side of the Psych fandom. One of my all time favorite fics.

The Snowdens of Yesteryear
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17th-Aug-2009 09:13 pm What to Do When Alcohol Turns You Gay by andieshep (R)
Fandom: PSYCH
Pairing: Shawn/Lassiter
Length: medium
Author on LJ: [ profile] andieshep
Author Website:
Why this must be read: Every fandom needs a hilarious gay freak out fic. Shawn's so canonically bisexual that it invariably falls to the other person to have the freak out. I appreciate that it's Shawn's turn in this one. Papa Spencer is MAGNIFICIENT in this. For a guy that actually calls Shawn "Princess" in an episode, I can totes see him acting just like this in real TV life.

What to Do When Alcohol Turns You Gay
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15th-Aug-2009 09:45 am Psych/Supernatural (PG-13)
Title: Burnt Ash and Golden Eyes by trolllogicfics (PG-13)
Pairing: Gen
Length: medium
Author on LJ: [ profile] trolllogicfics
Author Website: n/a
Why this must be read: I think the author's summary is enticing enough: When Shawn Spencer is six months old, his mother spontaneously combusts over his cradle. Psych is a crazy-light hearted show. The most angst we ever get is when Shawn stubs his toe and Gus isn't there to hear him whine about it. (Okay, there was that incident with Shawn's mom, but that was a season finale!) Supernatural, on the other hand, is totally down with the angst. Combining the two is just about the most awesome idea ever, and it's done really, really well here. Shawn's powers of observations aren't years of training—they're a gift from a man with yellow eyes.

Burnt Ash and Golden Eyes by trolllogicfics
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14th-Aug-2009 10:59 am Tactics by ilsaluvsrick (light R)
Fandom: PSYCH
Pairing: Shawn/Lassiter
Length: 1601
Author on LJ: [ profile] ilsaluvsrick
Author Website:
Why this must be read: Juliet and her minions try to get Shawn to see what's right in front of him.

Psych is on tonight! Yay! And all shows need fics where the female lead is a closet fangirl! :D I love Juliet in this. She's a little...more than she is on the show, but it works and she's facilitating the Shassi, which is LOVE. This fic is hilarious, and if you're a Shassi slasher, you kind of know exactly how Juliet feels as the boys just refuse to get together. (Even though they so obviously want each other despite Lassie's surly demeanor--he doth protest too much.) There's a huge helping of clueless!boys herein. A fun ride, for sure!

Tactics or Five Times Juliet's Meddling Didn't Work and One time it Did
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7th-Aug-2009 07:16 pm Right Place, Wrong Time by Regann (R)
PSYCH! It premieres tonight on USA at 10/9c. So set your TVs up and while you're waiting, I give you a fairly long fic to keep you busy and entertained. And if you've never watched before, maybe this will convince you to start? :D

Fandom: PSYCH
Pairing: Shawn/Lassiter
Length: long
Author on LJ: [ profile] regann
Author Website:
Why this must be read: 17-year-old Shawn has a fake ID burning a hole in his pocket, a college party to crash, and a mission to stop being the only virgin in his senior class. Unfortunately, there's this big-earred, good-doing grad student by the name of Carlton who catches him in the act. The unfair nature of cosmic humor being what it is, thus begins something that'll come back to haunt them both ten years later -- when an adult Shawn Spencer decides to give psychic investigation a try.

An awesome, fantastic story filled with angst and hurt and more frustrated love than you can shake a stick at. The boys are at their best in this, and it's great to see a young Lassiter and how he's changed over the years—in part because of what he had (and lost) with Shawn. Read it! You'll be happy you did!

Right Place, Wrong Time (Last post links to all)
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6th-Aug-2009 09:33 pm Varying Degrees of Con-Artistry by lucia_tanaka (PG-13)
PSYCH premieres tomorrow on USA!

Fandom: PSYCH
Pairing: Shawn/Carlton
Length: short
Author on LJ: [ profile] lucia_tanaka
Author Website: n/a
Why this must be read: Of pianos, first kisses, trip-ups, semantics, aspirin, facades, and mental slight of hand. Seven glances into the mind of Shawn Spencer.

You know, for such a light-hearted show, the Psych fandom can get pretty epically angsty. But when you stop to think about the character of Shawn Spencer and how he lives his life—like, really think about it and the real-world implications—you realize that life cannot have been all rosy and wonderful for everyone. Especially Shawn. A beautiful look at the event that may have shaped Shawn, and how he became who he is today. Completely believable and utterly touching.

Varying Degrees of Con-Artistry (Or: Six things no one knew about Shawn Spencer, and one thing he didn't know about himself)
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5th-Aug-2009 04:32 pm No Breaks by NT Whip (NC-17)
3 days until PSYCH premieres on USA. August 7. Be there.

Fandom: PSYCH
Pairing: Shawn/Lassiter
Length: 8,400
Author on LJ: [ profile] not_the_whip
Author Website:
Why this must be read: Sometimes it’s impossible to avoid a crash. Especially when it's Lassiter and Shawn.

There's smut! Okay, not *JUST* smut. There's Shawn whupage, and Carlton's version of comfort, and O'Hara angst. And a crazy serial killer that is the catalyst for it all. Seriously, it's hot, Shawn is incorrigible even when he's hurt, and it's hot. Oh, and there's banter! Lots and lots of snarky, leading-to-sexy times banter. A great way to remind yourself of all the wonderful Shasstastic moments in the show.

No Breaks
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4th-Aug-2009 09:02 pm 1930 by nixa_jane (PG-13)
The Psych premiere is AUGUST 7TH. So in celebration/build-up, I give you 4 days of Psych recs!

Fandom: PSYCH
Pairing: Shawn/Lassiter
Length: +27,000
Author on LJ: [ profile] laytoncolt
Author Website: [ profile] nixa_jane
Why this must be read: This feels like an episode with Shassi. Wait, let me rephrase that: this feels like an episode with reciprocated Shassi. I love that Uncle Jack is such a huge part of this fic. He's like a bad penny, always turning up. Shawn is completely incorrigible, but he grows up (just a very itty bitty little) in the end. And The Shawn/Lassiter relationship builds wonderfully. A clever caper, a great resolution, and awesome characterizations—definitely time well spent reading this one!

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1st-Aug-2009 06:27 am Take That Moon and Wrap it in Cellophane by lozenger8 (PG)
Howdy folks, I'm Xela, I'll be Psyching it up for you. For those who'd like a primer on this awesomely fantastic fandom, [ profile] rispacooper put together a lovely overview complete with pictures and everything! I'm a Shawn/Lassiter gal—it is just way too much fun getting those two together—but I have endeavored to find a few things outside of that pairing for your enjoyment. Now, on to the wonderfully whimsical world of PSYCH!

Fandom: PSYCH
Pairing: Shawn/Lassiter
Length: 2,436 words
Author on LJ: [ profile] lozenger8
Author Website:
Why this must be read: In the past month, Lassiter's had seven failed first dates and Shawn feels bad because he feels great.

This is Psych at its fanciful best, and Shawn at his most meddlesome. And Lassie is—canonically and fictionally—a rather hilariously morose drunk. He also rides pillion on Shawn's motorcycle...and that isn't really a double entendre for anything, except how it totally is. Beautiful characterizations all around, and a really fun read! Involves the phrase 'Shawntacular' and making sure Lassiter's car doesn't eat all the popcorn.

Take That Moon and Wrap it in Cellophane
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30th-Mar-2009 10:29 am How Shawn Survived Two Gun Shots.... by sparkysparky (PG-13)
Fandom: Psych
Pairing: Shawn/Lassiter
Length: "around 1300 or so"
Author on LJ: [ profile] sparkysparky
Author Website: unknown
Why This Must Be Read: Back-and-forth format that doesn't get annoying (Tarantino I'm looking at you)! Drunk Lassi! Worried Lassi! Shawn on drugs! Implied cuddling without a lot of schmoop! Bad guys! A completely reasonable Gus! Funny titles! Pretty! There's no reason not to love this fic.

This is my last rec of the month. It's been awesome. I could have recced more. Probably at least one a day if it weren't for pesky RL. So I leave you guys with something seriously fun to read (get it? seriously fun? I am such a dork) and the knowledge that there's a lot more good Psych fic out there I didn't get a chance to get to.

Excerpt: “But Lassi,” he exclaimed, using the hated nickname because he never grew tired of the ‘F*** off and Die’ expression it elicited from Lassiter. “Just think. You and me, we’d be like Starsky and Hutch, Cagney and Lacey, Harry and Ron—“


“You know, Harry Potter and his loyal side-kick Ron Weasley. I, of course, am Harry—“

How Shawn Survived Two Gun Shots and Won the Man of His Dreams
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27th-Mar-2009 12:21 pm VID REC: Psych -- Here It Goes
Pairing: None
Vidder: anab1901
Musical Artist: O.K. Go (Here It Goes Again)
Clips: Season One
Vidder on LJ: unknown
Vidder Website:anab1901 on youtube
Why This Vid Is A Must See:
If you haven't seen Psych yet, this vid is a fast-paced comedic look at a fast-paced comedic show. It's all about energy, and even with the clips taken out of context it manages to show how crazy and funny the show can get. Plus, it looks simple, but I know that rapid editing was a pain to do.

Here It Goes
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26th-Mar-2009 11:01 am Five Things... by Lucia_Tanaka (PG)
Fandom: Psych
Pairing: Mostly Gen, some Shawn/Lassiter
Length: 3,369 words
Author on LJ: [ profile] lucia_tanaka
Author website: n/a
Why This Must Be Read:
First of all, this is actually two stories, but I'm reccing them together because the author posted them together, and since that was her intention, I'm going to assume she wanted them paired together. They are both short and they share some common themes, aside from just being Five Things stories, themes like lying, and the use of *any* beyond-the-ordinary abilities, and the way that people who know Shawn might know he's a liar, and yet they still want to protect his secret. (Which kind of implies they know how vulnerable Shawn really is, which is just delicious).

The first is Five Superpowers The Psych Cast Doesn't Have. Which features God-like Lassiter, which is strangely HOT, and also just a light touch of angst. It also features glimpses of Shawn through the eyes of his friends and coworkers, and reveals what they think of his "superpowers".

The second is Five Times Shawn Almost Told Lassiter His Secret, But Didn't. Which is kind of...beyond sweet for a story about a liar and a very angry detective. This Lassiter isn't an idiot or complete jerk, which is always a bonus. The last short section is my favorite.

Five Things...
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24th-Mar-2009 12:08 pm Mexico Blue by Papersoflight (R)
Fandom: Psych
PAIRING: Shawn/Gus
Length: Short
Author on LJ: [ profile] papersoflight
Author website: n/a
Why This Must Be Read:
So I go on a lot about my objection to most Shawn/Gus fic being Gus himself. Gus has a whole lot of denial going on. And a whole lot of issues. (Yes, Shawn is a big bag of issues too, but Gus is far more practiced at Repress and Deny). This story is a brief and pretty powerful glimpse of the darker side of a Gus freakout, and the effect it might have on Shawn, who is as always smart enough to know the truth, but unable to get past it anyway. Shawn really, really does angst well for such a comedic character. He's just too obviously smart for us to believe he'd really believe in Gus' pretending. Just like Gus is too smart not to know that, and yet he still pretends.

A short, tight little piece of angst for when you're in the mood for something painful.

Mexico Blue
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