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The following is reproduced with the kind permission of piratefanatic. I agreed 100% with her list, and rather than making a pale imitation of her work, I asked nicely to be allowed to x-post her recs here. Enjoy!

14valentines Days 1-6

The Childing Autumn by watersword
Pairing: Dead Poet's Society. Todd/Neil, I suppose. Could be just friendship.
Rating: G
Spoilers: Well, it won't make any sense if you haven't seen the movie, and if you have, then nothing's a spoiler. So there.
Summary: The autumn was full of firsts.
Why Read It: I'd never read any DPS fic, but this one is beautiful. It actually feels like the movie- the pacing, the descriptions, the words themselves. I'm impressed.

Once Bitten by siegeofangels
Pairing: Vague hints of some hardly-there possibility of McKay/Sheppard. Otherwise, nada.
Rating: PG
Spoilers: Likewise, nada.
Summary: Rodney has been bitten by an alien spider. Problems are bound to ensue.
Why Read It: 'Cause I had no idea where this fic might go, and it totally didn't go where I might have even suspected. It's short, highly amusing, and generally awesome.

Five Conversations Rodney Doesn't Know Jeannie Had by tassosss
Pairing: Nada. It's all Jeannie!
Rating: PG
Spoilers: Not really.
Summary: Life's . . . complications. Jeannie and academics.
Why Read It: Because the 5 Things prompts are awesome. Because, if you're a girl, you've heard this at least once. Because if you haven't heard it, you've seen it. Because even if you didn't see this in relation to gender, you've seen it somehow. Because, sometimes, it sucks to be an academic. And because sometimes, fanfic can hammer a point home far more successfully than an impassioned essay.

Two Stepping by bluflamingo
Pairing: Katie Brown/Laura Cadman
Rating: PG
Spoilers: 2x04, "Duet"
Summary: She's a Marine, she's used to taking risks, and anyway, what's a little humiliation between colleagues?
Why Read It: Because a) it's sweet, and b) this list wouldn't be complete without a little femslash.

Casting Dice by siegeofangels
Pairing: Teyla/Ronan
Rating: PG
Summary: Sun, rain, wind, aliens.
Why Read It: This isn't a pairing I read very often (why? I dunno.), but siegeofangels's writing is beautiful. She captures pristine Moments in her elegant, descriptive prose.

I'd Go Home If I Knew How To Get There by minervacat
Pairing: McKay/Sheppard
Rating: R
Spoilers: Through 3x10, "The Return Part 1"
Summary: In which John keeps waking up with concussions, and Rodney keeps handing him glasses of water.
Why Read It: The repetition frame is great fun, their total obliviousness is endearing, and John's characterization is spot on. A lighthearted fic of simple joys.

Competition is Healthy by notpoetry
Pairing: RPS- Joe Flanigan/David Hewlett
Rating: NC 17
Summary/Why Read It: Look. I'm not a fan of RPS. And even if I did like it, I certainly don't buy this pairing. That said, you throw lines like this (which the author provides as the summary) at me, and I'll read anything: "To say that Joe and David were occasionally competitive would be like saying that the Romans occasionally sent out scouting parties to other lands, just to say hello, how's yer mum, may we borrow some sugar."

A Paradox is Not a Contradiction, or Three Oxymorons Rodney McKay Learnt to Live With by solvent90
Pairing: McKay/Sheppard
Rating: NC-17
Spoilers: 2x06, "Trinity"
Summary: Written to monanotlisa's prompt of 'John/Rodney, oxymoron, kindness, and ivory' . My English teacher, once she got past the porn, would probably raise her eyebrows at my extension of the word 'oxymoron'.
Why Read It: Let's be frank. This is porn. Very nice porn with some fantastic characterization, and lines like " 'Mud on P3S-8DS is kinda toxic,' Ronan said mildly. 'Rots your skin from the inside.' Rodney made a high-pitched horrified sound and Teyla's mouth twitched into laughter for a second before she frowned fake-seriously at Ronon."
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