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Fandom Category: Forever Knight
Pairing: Natalie Lambert/Nick Knight
Fic Title: Fortune's Wheel
Author: Mary Combs
Link: http://home.earthlink.net/~combsmfk/Fortune%27s%20Wheel.htm
Rating/Warning(s): Teen/Vampirism, Murder, Major Character Death
Word Count/WIP?:8,334/complete
Recced on Livejournal by: Honor_Reid
Special Rec: 21 of

Why This Must Be Read: This story takes place after the series finale and takes on the question of what if LaCroix had turned Natalie rather then letting her die. It is an interesting concept and the author does a terrific job of exploring Natalie's decent into darkness and her struggle to reclaim her humanity. It is a well written interesting read!


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Fandoms: The Avengers, Bones, The Office, Heroes, X-Men
Pairing: Pepper Potts/Tony Stark, various/Tony Stark
Title: Five Women Pepper Potts Has Shown To The Door
Author: amazingly_me
Link: http://amazingly-me.livejournal.com/111866.html
Rating/Warning(s): Teen
Word Count/WIP?: 2,546 (complete)
Recced on LiveJournal By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: We got a glimpse of Pepper as the consummate professional personal assistant at the beginning of "Iron Man," and this five-things fic expands on that indispensable quality, while quietly shaping the future romance between her and Tony. The cameos are an added delight, although you don't have to be familiar with Camille Saroyan, Kelly Kapoor, Elle Bishop, or Jean Grey to enjoy the story.
 
 
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26 August 2015 @ 09:49 pm
Fandom Category: Angel
Pairing: Kate Lockley/Lindsey MacDonald
Fic Title: Vivere
Author: Rheanna
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/39420
Rating/Warning(s): PG/Temporary Character Death, Violence
Word Count/WIP?:28,498/Complete
Recced on Livejournal by: Honor_Reid
Special Rec: 20 of

Why This Must Be Read:This story takes place a few years after Angel has sacrificed himself to stop the apocalypse. The rest of the team carries on in his name at Angel Investigations and then one day Angel returns without his memory. I was initially intrigued by the unusual pairing but then when I started reading what I really loved was the way the author writes the various friendships/relationships within the team. We get to see how the characters interact with each other and how they deal with an Angel who isn't who they remember. Do not let the first person pov scare you off Rheanna does a really good job of switching pov's and keeping everyone in character. This story was so well done it really made me miss show something awful.
 
 
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26 August 2015 @ 01:04 pm
Fandom: X-Men
Pairing: Rogue/Wolverine
Title: For Now
Author: jenn
Link: http://wolverineandrogue.com/wrfa/viewseries.php?seriesid=120
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Word Count/WIP?: series is ~22k total, consisting of 5 complete stories
Recced on LiveJournal By: blithers

Why This Must Be Read: This is a charming series of stories, told year-by-year, as Rogue grows up. I love the exploration of a growing, evolving relationship between these two characters, and how sweetly optimistic this series is.

Fandom: X-Men
Pairing: Rogue/Wolverine
Title: For Now (The Fuck Waiting Remix)
Author: katherine
Link: http://www.wolverineandrogue.com/wrfa/viewseries.php?seriesid=190
Rating/Warning(s): R
Word Count/WIP?: series is ~30k total, consisting of 5 complete stories
Recced on LiveJournal By: blithers

Why This Must Be Read: This is a remix of the “For Now” series, retold from Logan’s point of view, which matches/mirrors each of the stories from the original series. The POV switch opens up a whole new side of this story; I’d be hard pressed to say which of the two versions of the “For Now” series I like best - the original (Rogue’s POV) or the remix (Logan’s POV) - they’re both that good.

Fandom: X-Men
Pairing: Rogue/Wolverine
Title: Souvenirs
Author: Yahtzee
Link: http://www.thechicagoloop.net/yahtzee/XMMfic/Souvenirs.htm
Rating/Warning(s): not rated, but I’d put it at PG
Word Count/WIP?: ~3k, complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: blithers

Why This Must Be Read: This is a lovely, unrequited look at Rogue and Logan - it’s bittersweet pining, wrapped up in a cross-country road trip. This fic is light on the surface, but deep with unspoken emotion. As much as I love Rogue and Logan, it’s hard for me to see these two characters in any sort of real relationship in the actual movieverse canon, and this story captures the relationship they do have (which is more unusual and deeper in some ways than a sexual one might be).
 
 
26 August 2015 @ 10:38 am
In addition to any recs you wish to post at any time, the comm has monthly rec challenges issued by the mods. This month, we're doing a blitz through six different fandoms, with a new challenge every five days.



Challenge 149:

Category: X-Men
Deadline: August 31
Challenge: Rec us your favorite X-Men fics—movies, comics, TV shows, or any combination thereof, and we also had a specific request for Days of Future Past. Any and all het pairings welcome!

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Fandom: The Hour
Pairing: Lix Storm/Randall Brown
Title: in the quiet of a shadow
Author: voodoochild
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1117446
Rating/Warning(s): Teen
Word Count/WIP?: 1,050, No,
Recced on LiveJournal By: profshallowness

Why This Must Be Read: Great voices, capturing the characters when younger, during the Spanish Civil War. The premise is that Randall can draw and Lix insists on being his model. A great deal is said in very little.

(Mods, this ship doesn't have a tag.)
 
 
24 August 2015 @ 11:38 am
Fandom Category: Aliens
Pairing: Ellen Ripley/Dwayne Hicks
Fic Title: Catch a falling star
Author: Lizzen
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/601564
Rating/Warning(s): Teen/Mentions of Genocide
Word Count/WIP?:5,665/Complete
Recced on Livejournal by: Honor_Reid
Special Rec: 19 of

Why This Must Be Read:Author's description: Aliens AU - Sometimes family is all you have left. This is how I think Aliens should have continued. Ripley, Hicks, and Newt are picked up by scavengers (read: space pirates) and they end up staying with them and creating there own unique family. The story has both light and dark moments but Lizzen balances them perfectly while giving us more of Ripley and Hicks and their growing relationship.
 
 
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23 August 2015 @ 11:51 am
Fandom: Star Wars
Pairing: Padmé Amidala/Anakin Skywalker
Title: Our Lady of the Fallen
Author: fialleril
Link: http://fialleril.livejournal.com/58231.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Word Count/WIP?: 958 (complete)
Recced on LiveJournal By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: Sensitive and insightful, this fic follows Shmi Skywalker and a few other key figures in the afterlife, as they observe the worlds they've left behind and what the people the love have made of their own lives. It's a simple, lyrical, lovely read for such potentially sad subject matter, and the author will leave you with feels you didn't know you had.

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Fandom: Star Wars
Pairing: Padmé Amidala/Anakin Skywalker
Title: where the wild blood flows
Author: irnan
Link: http://irnan.livejournal.com/177442.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Word Count/WIP?: 1,054 (complete)
Recced on LiveJournal By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: This fic—Bail Organa's evolving reflections on Padmé, her husband, and the daughter he raises—is brief but so memorable in its consideration of what loving someone means.
 
 
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Fandom Category: Charlotte Gray
Pairing: Charlotte Gray/Julian Levade
Fic Title: Tomorrow, when the world is free
Author: gretazreta (Greta)
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/2824616
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Word Count/WIP?:4,000/complete
Recced on Livejournal by: Honor_Reid
Special Rec: 17 of

Why This Must Be Read: What I loved about this story is that Julian rather then waiting for Charlotte in France goes to England to find her. Which considering he visits a London virtually destroyed by war and given the fact he doesn't even know her real name proves to be a rather difficult task. It is a great alternate ending that is a joy to read.


Fandom Category: Charlotte Gray
Pairing: Charlotte Gray/Julian Levade
Fic Title: And Our Sweethearts Were Waiting
Author: Amoama
Link:http://archiveofourown.org/works/1092869
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Word Count/WIP?:3,421/Complete
Recced on Livejournal by: Honor_Reid
Special Rec: 18 of

Why This Must Be Read:Author's description: It was strange being in love with someone who doesn't exist. Julien is waiting for a woman he knows as Dominique. I love this movie so I was very glad to see there was fanfiction for it. This story is told from Julian's pov as he tries to rebuild his life after the war. He is also dealing with the realization the woman he loves may not even exist. It is well written and his reunion with Charlotte is awkward and yet still very lovely.
 
 
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Fandom Category: Eastern Promises
Pairing: Anna Kitrova/Nikolai Luzhin
Fic Title: Leave This Troubled World Behind
Author: Perennial
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/3953005
Rating/Warning(s): Teen
Word Count/WIP?:3,198/complete
Recced on Livejournal by: Honor_Reid
Special Rec: 15 of

Why This Must Be Read:Author's description: She took it for granted that he would not die. For six years Anna has tried to get on with her life, to raise Christine and tried to forget about Nikolai. She was more successful with the former then she was with the latter, she has never been quite able to completely get him out of her thoughts for long. Then one day she learns of his death, and must make peace with that fact he is gone. That is until she receives a postcard in the mail. I loved this story because it is well written and there is a sense of passion between the lines that is just so satisfying.


Fandom Category: Eastern Promises
Pairing: Anna Kitrova/Nikolai Luzhin
Fic Title: Your Promises are the Truth You Cannot Say
Author: Pampermousse
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1179943
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Word Count/WIP?:2,255/complete
Recced on Livejournal by: Honor_Reid
Special Rec: 16 of

Why This Must Be Read: This story takes place a year after the movie ends, when Anna and Nikolai meet again. What I loved about this fic as that Pampermousse keeps the gritty feel of the movie and keeps both Anna and Nikolai in character. Which makes for a entertaining story and leaves you wanting more.
 
 
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