Star Trek XI fic rec: Village!verse series, by [personal profile] chaletian [Gen, ensemble]

Jun. 10th, 2009 04:29 pm
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I want to direct all the peeps on my flist who loved the new movie to read village!verse fic series by [livejournal.com profile] chaletian. Why? Because it's hilarious. It starts with McCoy, then cycles through Chekov, Sulu, Kirk, Spock, Uhura, and minor characters and one-off red shirt officers and it's hilarious.

Everything from Sulu's new role as ship bookie to Chekov's daydreams that turn the crew into Russian melodramas to Spock's inability to get human in-jokes to to the staff competitions for budgetary benefits to Kirk's sad fate at seeing everyone on board allowed to have free love except for him, because of those pesky little fraternization regulations. The series drifts between ridiculously funny and endearingly heartwarming.

Just lick that link and scroll down to the bottom of the tags, to the first story, "It Takes A Village":

Medical Bay is and always has been a clearing room for gossip. McCoy gets it all. Which is sometimes interesting (apparently that kid Chekov’s set up a still in collusion with Scotty; McCoy joins that action pretty damn quickly), sometimes weird (that Bolian ensign in Stellar Cartography tells stories that would make your toes curl) and sometimes downright disturbing (McCoy is still pretending that Uhura never came to see him and that he knows absolutely nothing about her love life).

Date: 2009-06-10 11:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-spin.livejournal.com
I love these so much.

Date: 2009-06-10 11:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] rashaka.livejournal.com
The one with Chekov's imaginings and the stuff with the betting has made me love Chekov and Sulu when I had generally a "fine whatev" reaction to them in the movie. >D

Date: 2009-06-11 02:46 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] sarisia.livejournal.com
That was a fabulous rec~ ♥ Thanks!

Date: 2009-06-11 03:26 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] rashaka.livejournal.com
My pleasure! I added you as a friend in case you update with more ST--I'm a compulsive fic-friender and it's entirely selfish of me, I admit. >D I find that AOS!Trek is a fandom where I am enjoying gen more than I usually do. I think it's because I'm finally seeing the modern fandom engine turn its pulsating eye of glee toward the characters previously clutched by generations of yore.

Which isn't to say there wasn't a lively Trek fandom for decades before, but I think it just got the entire slew of Abrams/Whedon/RusselDavies/comics/videogame/LOTR/anime/BSG/Twilight/PiratesotC/Potter fans banging on the door saying, "Hi. We're here!" I expect the numbers have expanded exponentially. =D

Date: 2009-06-11 04:07 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] sarisia.livejournal.com
Sweet! I love being friended. I haven't written any ST for myself cause RL sucks, but I plan to once July is gone and done with. I've been reading so much of it lately -- and porn battle VIII hasn't been helping that -- and I've been enjoying myself.

Haha, I thought I'd be more of a shipper than I am (McCoy and Chekov have turned into my fandom bicycles already) but I've also been really really enjoying all this gen fic that's turned up.

Like, okay, I'm gonna just throw a handful of recs and you and hope I hit one that you haven't read because the risk is worth taking and what the hell, they're all great:

Murphy's Law of Jim Kirk Diplomacy (http://users.livejournal.com/_seven_crows/13837.html) ("Great," Kirk says. "In the end, it's not going to be punching someone in the face, or shooting something, or even in some barfight – it's going to be a goddamned diplomatic mission gone wrong that does me in.")

So Many Different Suns (http://inlovewithnight.dreamwidth.org/8389.html) (Pavel's mother tried to tell him long ago that it was the destiny of their family and their people to meet disaster at every fork in the road, and to bear up under it stoically. He listened politely as a child--he was an attentive boy, a good child--but he was still realizing just how right she was.)

Press of Duty Series (http://jedibuttercup.livejournal.com/tag/series+-+press.of.duty) (Which is a series of Pike introspection on the way back to Earth after the battle with Nero. On Kirk, especially.)

Not Acting (http://blcwriter.livejournal.com/5038.html) (
Pike craned his ears even as his heart clenched for the two young men, among Starfleet's best and brightest and both were already feeling weary and dim. As he listened, he marveled.
)

Date: 2009-06-11 04:41 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] rashaka.livejournal.com
Yay! I don't think I've read any of these except the first! Here's my rec list. Anything not labeled 'gen' or 'all' is probably Spock/Uhura. You might like "A Long Way To a Terrible Joke" for Kirk+Spock friendship, and "Things Unsaid" for Spock/Everyone. "Long Day" by kodiac is a good epilogue for the movie. [livejournal.com profile] mekosuchinae has a bunch of short fics that vary from S/U to K/Mc to gen. All those are linked at my memories link above. This is my favorite!

I have been trying to find this one fic I read that was mostly from Kirk's POV, and showed the scene of him being awarded the ship, except it's all the stuff right before the part in the movie--so it has the council readdressing his cheating and Spock defending him this time, in the trial hall. I think it was written in the first two weeks of the movie coming out.

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