I don't know what I was thinking limiting this to 5, but here's the rulez:
Pick the top 5 fics that have made a deep, unending impact on you. It can be something that made you cry, angry or happy. Just so long as it's something that really stuck!
by Martha Wilson.
The fic that got me into SGA fandom. She might have quite unreasonably stopped after ONLY 16 installments, but in my head this verse never stopped.
2) A dish served cold
by Kevin H. Robnet
I used to be in trek fandom and I used to be in Highlander and above all I used to be into crossovers. And dish served cold is the best of both Worlds. A clan denial story where Richie Ryan has a falling out with his mentor after he decides that instead of cutting of people's heads, he'd rather found starfleet. It's the kind of premise that can only transcend it's sillyness if you take it really, really seriously. And Robnet does.
I still consider this one of the most beloved stories even though I've kissed both fandoms goodby.
3) Break the day
This fic isn't going to be for everybody. After 9/11 there was a Spiderman issue that featured Marvel heroes pulling people out of the rubble. This story is a little like that. Using Methos as a trope to describe what happened. I figure the author just had to give it a place even if that place happened to be in a piece of highlander fanfic.Whatever she was thinking, for me it always instantly recalls that feeling when I turned on my tv and watched the planes fly into the towers.
Stuck just works for me. It pulls on my heartstrings in all the right ways. Reading it is like riding a roller-coaster. Some of Astolats stories do that for me as well, but this is deliciously long and perfect for when I want to kick back and get some instant emotional gratification in small doses. I love me some cliches and Kidfic where Rodney is the kid; WIN!
5) Logical solutions to inlogical situations
Yes, despite the major flounce this is still one of my all time favorites. Cuz the truth is, like Atlantis in this story, I also think Rodney Mckay is like a maltreated fluffy kitten and I just want to tuck him to my bosom and make it all better.
I could keep going. I want to keep going and share all the stories I love. Picking a top 5 was agonizing and there are stories that should have gotten a shared ranking, but thems the rules and I decided to stick with them.
If you read this Meme; Copy and share your own recs.