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04 December 2016 @ 03:39 pm
For this month's "once and future fandoms" challenge, my first thought was Bones. I stopped watching the show years ago, but there was so much great fic in its earlier, UST-laden days...and not just surrounding the title character, either.

Fandom: Bones
Pairing: Angela Montenegro/Jack Hodgins
Title: nobody's up except the moon and me (and you)
Author: torigates
Link: https://archiveofourown.org/works/1039980
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Word Count/WIP?: 1,006 (complete)
Recced on LiveJournal By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: This is one of those fics where you barely need any familiarity with canon—just an appreciation of one family finding happiness in each other and in becoming more than the sum of their parts. It's a quiet little story but so full of joy.

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Current Mood: soresore
Current Music: "Where I Stood" by Missy Higgins
 
 
04 December 2016 @ 05:36 pm
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Hermione Granger/Ronald Weasley, Ginny Weasley/Harry Potter
Title: the last son
Author: dirgewithoutmusic
Link: AO3 http://archiveofourown.org/works/8158447
Rating/Warning(s): PG, AU
Word Count/WIP?: 13051, complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: zantedesha
Special Rec: 4/31

Why This Must Be Read: I love "what-if's" and AU's and this story, where Ron is the Chosen One and Harry gets to keep his family is delightful and sad in turns.

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Fandom: Prometheus
Pairing: Elizabeth Shaw/David
Title: we are each the sum of our devising
Author: irrelevant
Link: AO3
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Word Count/WIP?: 2513, complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: zantedesha
Special Rec: 3/31

Why This Must Be Read: Writing Elizabeth/David can be complicated, because in many ways David is her enemy; he's the author of her pain, the reason why everything went down the way it did. irrelevant manages to balance that anger with Elizabeth's loneliness and tells a story of connection, of connecting in the deep, dark spaces of the soul.

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Fandom: Daredevil
Pairing: Karen Page/Frank Castle
Title: author our own disasters
Author: evil bunny wolf
Link: AO3
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Word Count/WIP?: 12,354, complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: zantedesha
Special Rec: 2/31

Why This Must Be Read: I’m all for slow burns and damaged people coming together and maybe, just maybe finding a bit of light in each other, and this fic ticks all my boxes. It’s a natural continuation of the show – Karen is still actively challenging every bad guy out there, article by article, and The Punisher is still killing people by his weird honor code – but they are given room to breathe, to become more themselves and less, and it is so, so good.

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01 December 2016 @ 07:43 pm
In addition to any recs you wish to post at any time, the comm has monthly rec challenges issued by the mods.


Challenge 168:

Category: Once and Future Fandoms
Deadline: January 1
Challenge: This month, we're looking for recs from fandoms you've been in forever—those old gems that never die. So dig into your bookmarks and share some fandom classics with us. Any and all het pairings welcome!

As always, to post a rec on Tumblr, follow the simple directions on our submit page.

To post a rec on LiveJournal, you don’t need to ask for posting rights—just become a community member, copy/paste the text below, and post it as a new entry!

 
 
01 December 2016 @ 11:08 am
Please welcome our new special reccer for December, zantedesha, who kicked things off this morning with their first rec! Go zantedesha!
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01 December 2016 @ 11:51 am
Fandom: Narnia
Pairing: Aravis/Cor
Title: In a Strange Land
Author: unoriginal-elizabeth
Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/1564464/1/In-a-Strange-Land
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Word Count/WIP?: 3,055, complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: zantedesha
Special Rec: 1/31

Why This Must Be Read: For my very first Special Rec I’m turning to a Christmas classic: Narnia! But while both the 80's tv show and the newer movies were fuel for many a daydream, the books were always my favorite and none more than The Horse and His Boy. Aravis is the princess for the post-Disney crowd: fierce, fiery, flawed and flawless. And this lyrical story by unoriginal-elizabeth tells of both the pride she has in her people and her people’s history and the choice she made to remake herself into a better person, the person Cor right from the beginning saw her as.

Mods, can I have a Aravis/Cor tag? ;)
 
 
30 November 2016 @ 11:16 pm
Fandom: New Girl
Pairing: Cece Parekh/Schmidt
Title: all you have to do is call my name (and I'll be there)
Author: dollsome
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/311319
Rating/Warning(s): G
Word Count/WIP?: 1106 words, complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: blithers
Special Rec: 18/20

Why This Must Be Read: In honor of the Gilmore Girls revival on Netflix, this is a short, adorable little bit of early season 1 New Girl fluff, where of course Schmidt loves Gilmore Girls and settles in to watch it with Jess and Cece. It's pop culture-y and so much fun.

Fandom: New Girl
Pairing: Jess Day/Nick Miller
Title: Five times Jess tries to seduce Nick (and one time it sort of works)
Author: wagamiller
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/843921
Rating/Warning(s): Teen
Word Count/WIP?: 5474 words, complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: blithers
Special Rec: 19/20

Why This Must Be Read: Jess tries to seduce Nick, circa season 2, and thinks she’s failing when she’s actually driving him slowly nuts. This is a sweet, sexy story that nails the vibe of the Quick Hardening Caulk episode.

Fandom: New Girl
Pairing: Jess Day/Nick Miller
Title: Teach Me How I Should Forget To Think
Author: innie
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/905765
Rating/Warning(s): Teen
Word Count/WIP?: 2330 words, complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: blithers
Special Rec: 20/20

Why This Must Be Read: This is an interesting flip of the time when Nick was first interested in Jess, so that she's the one who ends up all hot and bothered and confused by Nick while she’s also dating Sam. Fantastic sexual tension, with a complicated, UST-y relationship.
 
 
Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Pairing: Riza Hawkeye/Roy Mustang
Title: Broken Circles
Author: Bookwrm389
Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6298907/1/Broken-Circles
Rating/Warning(s): T
Word Count/WIP?: 3239 words, complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: blithers
Special Rec: 16/20

Why This Must Be Read: When Ed walks in on Mustang and Hawkeye in an intimate moment, he never expects to walk out alive. Instead, he is entrusted with a secret about the Flame Alchemist and his most loyal lieutenant. This is a great outsider POV on the Roy/Riza relationship, which feels a lot like the show itself, mixing a lighter, wackier tone with the more serious themes the canon also tackles.

Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Pairing: Riza Hawkeye/Roy Mustang
Title: The Speed of Happiness
Author: zauberer_sirin
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/151726
Rating/Warning(s): G
Word Count/WIP?: 9171 words, complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: blithers
Special Rec: 17/20

Why This Must Be Read: This is a warm, found family fic, with all of Team Mustang hanging out on New Year’s Eve after the series finale, featuring some delightful, low-key Roy and Riza.
 
 
Fandom: "The Blue Sword" by Robin McKinley
Pairing: Harry Crewe/Corlath
Title: The Truth in Dreaming
Author: Rosie_Rues
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/241791
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Word Count/WIP?: 3582 words, complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: blithers
Special Rec: 15/20

Why This Must Be Read: This story is three dreams that Harry and Corlath share due to their kelar, and one dream that is Corlath’s alone that causes him to reevaluate his relationship with the woman he’s kidnapped. This is Corlath’s missing side of the story, from when Harry was training in the dessert, to explain how he realized he loved her once she returned. Gently poetic and lovely.