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Fic: Barcelona
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onewest72
Fandom: The Beatles
Author: Selena
Title: Barcelona
Rating: PG
Pairing: slash, John/Paul (implied), mentions of pairings
Summary: Paul and Astrid talk about absent friends, dead and living. Class issues, unacknowledged jealousies and metaphoric conversations abound.

Why you should read this: It's a well written vignette, where two old friends talk about nothing and everything.

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Fic: A Simple Machine
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onewest72
Fandom: The Rolling Stones
Author: captain_plant
Title: A Simple Machine
Rating: R
Pairing: slash, Keith/Mick
Summary: Keith and Mick alone together.

Why you should read this: It’s an interesting writing style that captures a great frenetic vibe. Go read it!

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Art: Central Park, NYC
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onewest72
Fandom: The Who
Author: griseldajane
Title: Central Park, NYC
Rating: PG
Pairing: slash, Pete/Roger
Summary: Pete and Roger in Central Park, NYC with a single rose.

Why you should read this: So rare to find illustrated fanart! A wonderful graphic style illustrates this sweet moment between Pete and Roger (with a bonus drabble!).

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Fic: Living is Easy (with eyes closed)
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onewest72
Fandom: The Beatles
Author: Selena
Title: Living is Easy (with eyes closed)
Rating: G
Pairing: Gen, hints at John/Paul if you squint
Summary: Five events in Beatle history, from five different perspectives. (Maureen Starkey, George Martin, Ringo Starr, Brian Epstein, George Harrison.)

Why you should read this: A fascinating read-- a kind of voyeuristic viewpoint of the Beatles.

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Fic: He Belongs to Me
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onewest72
Fandom: David Bowie
Author: Butcherjones
Title: He Belongs to Me
Rating: R for graphic depictions of violence (BDSM)
Pairing: Lou Reed/David Bowie
Summary: Lou and Angie both want the same thing: complete control of their shared lover. Written from Lou's point of view.

Why you should read this: Interesting read, written from a jealously possessive point of view.

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Mod Post: impromptu hiatus
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onewest72
I've been AWOL for two weeks unexpectedly, but I'll go back to weekly regular posts starting tomorrow. Members, feel free to add recs to the comm at any time!

thanks!
♥ May

And now back to your regularly scheduled programming...
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Fic: Probation
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onewest72
Fandom: The Beatles
Author:
so_egregious 
Title: Probation
Rating: PG
Pairing: slash, John/Paul
Warnings: Language, mentions of drugs, use of non-PC language.
Summary: This takes place in 1980, immediately after Paul was released from prison and deported from Japan....

Why you should read this:
so_egregious  is an amazing writer and her characterizations of John and Paul are spot on.  This fic gets bonus points for being laugh-out-loud funny.

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Fic: Sold Out Completely
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onewest72
Fandom: The Beatles
Author: Bethfrish
Title: Sold Out Completely
Rating: PG ish
Pairing: slash, john/paul
Warnings: boy kissing
Summary: The part of touring that really takes its toll is not the performing, but everything in between.

Why you should read this: It’s written in the very unique second-person present tense narrative, which puts “you” right in the story. It’s short and sweet with a twinge of angst to it.

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Fic: Fire and Ice
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onewest72
Fandom: The Who
Author: griseldajane
Title: Fire and Ice
Rating: PG
Pairing: Slash, Pete/Roger if you squint.
Warnings: angst!fic
Summary: Roger learns things the hard way.

Why you should read this: A beautifully written and well thought out story that captures Pete and Roger's rocky relationship perfectly. Their voices are spot on. Don't miss out!

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Fic: 9 November, 1966
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onewest72
Fandom: Crossover: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones
Author: Morgan Steelgrave
Title: 9 November, 1966
Rating: PG
Pairing: Gen, John, Paul, George, Mick, Keith
Warnings: Some violence, character death
Summary: Paul was dead. At least, scores of idiotic fans with a love of conspiracy theories seemed to think so. And they were right, for about ninety minutes.

Why you should read this: It’s a well written, interesting take on the whole “Paul is Dead” myth and it crosses two of the British Invasion trinity bands.

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