We've still got a few hours left before the 2012 MtYG reveal, so I thought I'd get a few recs in under the wire!How I Met Your Father
There were plenty of awesome stories this year but this one was written for ME ME ME! Take a post-apocalyptic, zombie-infested universe, throw in some kooky, offbeat love-at-first-sight antics, ramp up the hilarity about twenty notches and you get...well, I'm not sure, exactly; all I know is it involves AJ wearing a scarf made out of his own intestines and I love it! And best of all, it's something I never
could've come up with on my own.With a Sprinkle of Fairy Dust and a Slap on the Butt
Oh my God, this story. It's to die for. Oh my God. "On what planet are those pants deemed appropriate? And not just appropriate, but appropriate for national television?"
JC laughed, and then twirled around in a pirouette before striking a pose.
"On Planet Don't Dis My Bitch Pants if You Ever Want to Get in 'Em, Mister."
...that pretty much says it all, right there. A Very Special Snowflake
I don't care what anyone says--this one's all about the TrickC love! Yes, that love is (sadly) platonic, but beggars can't be choosers. I'll take what I can get. Also, the banter here is some of the best I've read in, well, ever.Welcome Home, You
Bittersweet and hurt-y with undertones of cousinly longing. Love it. From the Ashes
The sheer scope of this thing is totally amazing. One of those huge, sprawling, intimidating AUs that makes you feel like a hack for even trying to compete. (At least that's how it makes me
feel. What can I say? Low self-esteem is a bitch.) Marvelously snarky AJ and the Brian voice is superb. The Veil of Dreams
Chris and JC and unspoken yearnings and Nick, King of the Fairies! Seriously, this story deserves more reccage than I'm physically capable of giving.Dueling Cowboys
A clever twist on this year's unofficial theme of "Superheroes, Superheroes and More Superheroes". No one in this fic has any powers, but nearly the whole thing takes place at a con--with Joey and Chris as rival comic book shop proprietors. And Lance dresses up as Nightcrawler!Orange is the happiest color
Perfection. If you can read this story without cackling then you're in the wrong fandom, buddy.
Man, this is the part I hate. I know, I just know
, that the second I hit that "Post" button another half a dozen reccable stories will spring to mind. I really should have planned this out better. Or at all. Hope no one holds it against me--I swear it's the absentminded kind of neglect, not the cruel kind!