Fandom Category: The Big Bang Theory
Fic Title:The Near-Apocalypse Scenario
Link: The Near-Apocalypse Scenario
Genre:Romance, Drama, Humor
Why This Must Be Read: rj_anderson is a writer of remarkable talent, and her characters and situations are sharply realized, completely believable and oddly charming. Come for great prose and delightful characterization; stay for the hilarity of the last lines of Part One.
Seriously, though, I can fangirl over rj_anderson's prose for a good long time.
Fandom Category:The Big Bang Theory
Fic Title: "Through Quartz, Sand, and Cellulose"
Link:Through Quartz, Sand, and Cellulose
Why This Must Be Read: Already a Sheldon/Penny classic, TQSAC is thrilling, emotional, and sincere. This is the fic that got me into the fandom, and I still find it haunting. Pure charm in a bottle, and it delivers quite a punch. So clearly it's analogous to some kind of really good whiskey.
edit: so basically everything the Paradoxers have ever written is unspeakably awesome and I apparently can't even begin to rec them all.