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20 October 2013 @ 04:49 pm
Best J&D Fic You've Read  
I didn't see a thread like that so I figured I'll start one if that is okay. Post a link please to the stories please.

Mine is by far  http://national-library.net/viewstory.php?storyid=4682The Trouble with Hero Worship by Liza C.

17 Chapters of angst filled good story. It was painful to read but so satisfying, not to mention realistic too.
 
 
 
Clairejustdreaming88 on October 21st, 2013 07:43 am (UTC)
The trouble with hero worship is excellent. I love her stories.

I really enjoyed Kismet too. There have been a lot that I've loved over the years.
cybagemcybagem on October 21st, 2013 04:55 pm (UTC)
I haven't come across that one yet. Will be on the lookout!
Clairejustdreaming88 on October 21st, 2013 07:01 pm (UTC)
You'll find it here http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2482885/

:)
The Joshua Monologues is also excellent but sadly unfinished.
Lili: JoshDonnawrestlingdog on October 21st, 2013 05:23 pm (UTC)
My personal favorite is still The Joshua Monologues (which is also at the National Library). I also have a soft spot for Radiant and the Reluctant President (which are both from this community).

There was also one I had a soft spot for that was about Donna post-Gaza, but I can't for the life of me remember what it was called; I think it got deleted.
laurenbalaurenba on October 28th, 2013 01:47 am (UTC)
It's so hard to pick just one. So hard, in fact, that I'm going to pick 3 (I should also add that these are from excellent authors... everything they write is good, so check 'em out.)

Chai: "Thin Ice"
http://national-library.net/stories/chai/thin-ice.htm

Sally Reeves: "What Must Not Be Said"
http://national-library.net/viewstory.php?storyid=6523

Speranza: "A Van, a plane, a car, and a bus"
http://www.trickster.org/speranza/cesper/Van.html
cybagemcybagem on October 28th, 2013 04:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for the recommendations. I am bookmarking all the authors' pages so I can go back and read all their work.

I started reading What Must Not be Said. I hate Donna on the outside looking in. Especially when it is to Amy's benefit. I don't like insecure Donna either :(
laurenbalaurenba on October 28th, 2013 07:19 pm (UTC)
Well, insecure Donna and Donna-on-the-outside-looking-in is, in fact, canon, at least at that point in time. If you keep reading, you may end up liking it, but, if not, try another one of Sally's (this one au) called "The Road Less Travelled." Also at the NL.

I do know what you mean about just not enjoying certain aspects of the character. But Sally is a good writer... her later stuff might be more to your liking.
cybagemcybagem on October 29th, 2013 02:37 am (UTC)
Never when it came to Amy and I thought she had more confidence than she gave herself credit for but I digress. I read it to the end and loved it

I started Road Less Traveled. I can't reconcile that Donna with the Donna I know so unfortunately I couldn't get through it.
laurenbalaurenba on October 29th, 2013 03:29 am (UTC)
Yeah, it's interesting how different people have conceptions of the characters and seeing them differently just doesn't work for them. That is definitely true with me. I do think that one reason why I like Chai's writing so much is that she and I "see" Josh in much the same way. As far as "...Less Travelled," it is au and Donna is much more scarred by her experience in Gaza (and subsequent hurt by Josh) than happened in canon. But, again, I think that if you keep with it, you may end up liking it. I find a lot of au's intriguing... what if things had happened just a little bit different or the character(s) had reacted differently?
cybagemcybagem on October 29th, 2013 03:46 am (UTC)
I missed the whole point, didn't I? It *is* an AU. Off course the characterization would be different. Duh.

Since I objected to Donna's characterization, I want to also point out that Josh would not be distraught to the point of suicidal. But it all makes sense now. AU.

WW is my first venture into fanfiction after years of staying away. I've read some incredible ones, some are so good, I have to remind myself they are not missing scenes. Unfortunately I've come across some pretty horrendous ones lately. I admit its partly why I started this thread.

Again, thanks for the links. I am currently reading Chai's The Blaming Game. I just want to hug Josh. It just ... makes me wanna cry. This story reminds me of The Trouble with Hero Worship. I had little problem "buying" into their thoughts.

Edited at 2013-10-29 03:59 am (UTC)