damalur: (sh • and then: feelings)
[personal profile] damalur
Site: [livejournal.com profile] crack_van
Reccer: Open to anyone who signs up for a one-month fandom block.
Status: Active

I think probably everyone knows about Crack Van, but it's an active community that also happens to be a great resource for older fandoms. Because there are so many entries (over 20,000) posted by so many different fans, the stories themselves can vary wildly in quality and taste, and it can be difficult to dig through the tags - because of the large volume of recs, posts are tagged only by fandom. My first choice for older and less represented fandoms (the Star Trek recs alone, my god) and my last choice for fandoms I can find on any more recent rec site!

(Also it's Saturday.)

(Also I'll run out of Follow Friday posts soon, but this is a solid way to clean up my sidebar while still keeping track of the places I go for recommendations.)
damalur: (kill bill • here comes the bride)
[personal profile] damalur
Site: [community profile] fancake
Reccer: Open to anyone!
Status: Active

Fancake is one of my newer finds, but it's quickly become one of my go-to sites for discovering fic because it's an incredibly well organized thematic recs community. Anyone can post a rec as long as the story fits within the current theme, which I think changes on a weekly basis. (Maybe twice monthly?) Only completed stories are allowed, which isn't such a draw for me but I know makes a difference to plenty of other readers.
damalur: (misc • the machine)
[personal profile] damalur
Site: Fleeting Fancies [ [livejournal.com profile] tomomichi at LiveJournal / [personal profile] tomomichi at Dreamwidth / [tumblr.com profile] tomomichi at Tumblr ]
Reccer: [livejournal.com profile] beckerbell
Status: Active

Fleeting Fancies is my absolute favorite rec site and has been for years. The breadth of recommendations is incredible; I think there's maybe been three fandoms I haven't been able to find on the site, both for eastern and western media. Pretty sure the site started for anime and manga recs, but the live action and comics sections are amazingly comprehensive, and although the site has a shippy slant (both het and slash, although femslash is a little rarer), there's plenty of different pairings represented.

The LiveJournal/Dreamwidth mirrors tend to update a little more often, but I find the main site itself a bit easier to navigate. My only complaint is that [livejournal.com profile] beckerbell doesn't include the author's summary, but her write-ups are so comprehensive I usually don't notice the lack. If I had to rely on only on rec site, this would be it!

Link: http://fleetingfancies.nokoru.net/