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11 June 2017 @ 09:22 pm
Fandom: Sense and Sensibility
Pairing: Elinor Dashwood/Colonial Brandon
Title: In Another's Being Mingle
Author: MaidenJedi
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): G/None
Word Count/WIP?: 4,539/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: Honor_Reid

Why This Must Be Read: Author's Summary: In which Elinor Dashwood is engaged as a companion for Mrs. Jennings, and goes to Devonshire, where she has a very different fateful meeting. I love this pairing so much. I truly believe they could've fallen in love if circumstances had been different and that they would have made a lovely couple. The AU MaidenJedi puts forth is just one of those circumstances. This story is so delightful and both Elinor and Colonial Brandon are in character so their interactions are just perfect.
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Current Music: West by Sleeping At Last
10 June 2017 @ 12:48 am
Fandom: Silmarillion
Pairing: original female character/Elros
Title: Choice of Elros
Author: LalaithEllerina
Rating/Warnings: T, a little angst, potential sexual assault used as an early plot device
WOrd Count: 85k
Recced by: Tamarama
Why this must be read: Because it gives a very thoughtful contribution to the fandom that explores, really, what it means to be half-elven, and what it means to be of the race of men in the Tolkien sense. It's about love and family. The only critique I have is that even though the author built up this very sexy tension between the characters, she literally used a flower-blooming metaphor for their wedding night sex. If you can insert your own fade-to-black, I promise it's a very good fic, and a very easy to read one, especially for a Silmarillion fanfic. Very low bar-to-entry here.

Fandom: Hobbit (movie)
Pairing: Sigrid/Fili
Title: Lady of the Lake
Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10090876/1/Lady-of-the-Lake
Author: Lady Viola Delesseps
Rating/Warning: T, angsty, character death
Word Count: 85k
Recced by: Tamarama
Why this must be read: This is an innovative fic, written in a completely different style than most. Journal style entries, believable love story. Truly a wonder.

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Fandom: Lord of the Rings (fits the book best)
Pairing: Eomer/Lothiriel
Title: Lothiriel
Author: Satismagic, formerly junosmagic
Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2025095/1/Loth%C3%ADriel
Rating/Warning(s): M, sex, violence
Word Count/WIP?: nearly 475,000
Recced on LiveJournal By: Tamarama

Why This Must Be Read: It's an epic of epic proportions. It's almost too long. And it's worth every single stinking minute you're going to spend reading it. It's probabaly the best of the "10th Walker" LOTR fandom trope.

I haven't used LJ in years, hopefully I didn't mess this up too badly. Sorry mods!
04 June 2017 @ 01:47 pm
Fandom: The Belgariad
Pairing: Polgara/Durnik
Title: Now is the Time for Later
Author: Musyc
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/5468159
Rating/Warning(s): General Audiences
Word Count/WIP?: 1400 / no
Recced on LiveJournal By: tanyareed

Why This Must Be Read: This was a yuletide gift for me a couple of years ago, and it ended up being my favorite gift fic I've ever gotten. I'd been wanting to read about what it must have been like for Pol and Durnik after they first got together for over twenty years, and this satisfied my longing. It really touched my heart.
04 June 2017 @ 08:53 am
Please give a huge round of applause to our special reccer for May, mirime_vy! Awesome job!

Unfortunately we don't have a special reccer for June, but look for the return of special reccing in July.

In the meantime, as always, we are open to any recs you wish to post, at any time. And our challenge for this month is books, so feel free to share any literary ships you might have with us!
03 June 2017 @ 12:50 pm
In addition to any recs you wish to post at any time, the comm has monthly rec challenges issued by the mods.

Challenge 175:

Category: Books
Deadline: July 1
Challenge: This month we're looking for literary ships: all your favorite book pairings, from any era, genre, or length. Any and all het recs 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!

Aaand, I'm done. 31 recs for 31 days of May, even if I posted them in batches and not per day. I hope you found something great to read among them. For the final rec, I'm revisiting my current favourite ship from the beginning of the month. Because I want to and because I really love this fic

Fandom: Attack on Titan
Pairing: Mikasa Ackerman/Levi Ackerman
Title: To You, Twenty Years From Now
Author: alienheartattack
Link: AO3
Rating/Warning(s): T; none
Word Count/WIP?: 5 834; complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: mirime_vy
Special Rec: 31 of 31

Why This Must Be Read: A future fic (sort-of-jossed by manga but theoretically still possible) where the two reunite after years apart. It gave me such a feeling of satisfaction after I finished it for the first time and I periodically come back to reread it.
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Hermione Granger/Harry Potter
Title: We, Alone
Author: continuedinterests
Link: ff.net
Rating/Warning(s): M; violence, character deaths
Word Count/WIP?: 76 121; complete with an ongoing sequel
Recced on LiveJournal By: mirime_vy
Special Rec: 28 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: This is a well-thought out canon!AU. It has an almost dystopian feel to it but a thread of hope keeps running through the narrative. Also, a HP fic that still manages to bring something new after so many years? Those are rare.

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23 May 2017 @ 12:51 pm
Fandom: Maleficent
Pairing: Maleficent/Diaval
Title: As the Crow Flies
Author: Shi_Toyu
Link: AO3
Rating/Warning(s): G; none
Word Count/WIP?: 32 380; complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: mirime_vy
Special Rec: 24 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: This is a very intriguing and original AU of the movie. I don't want to spoil too much but let's just say that there are more ways to express love than just a kiss. Sacrifice, for example.

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Can I have the fandom tag for Maleficent and ship tag for Maleficent/Diaval?
Fandom: Dragonball Z
Pairing: Bulma Briefs/Vegeta
Title: Illusoire
Author: Lady Lan
Link: ff.net
Rating/Warning(s): T; non-graphic violence
Word Count/WIP?: 83 005; complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: mirime_vy
Special Rec: 22 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: It's a mix of DBZ and Hunger Games and it works. It really, really works. It stays somewhat close to canon DBZ and Bulma is at her kickass best in this fic.

Fandom: Dragonball Z
Pairing: Bulma Briefs/Vegeta
Title: Something Borrowed, Something Black and Blue
Author: R. C. McLachlan
Link: ff.net
Rating/Warning(s): K+; none
Word Count/WIP?: 11 828; complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: mirime_vy
Special Rec: 23 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: The author herself admits this fic is borderline crack but it's very much worth the read. Bulma and Vegeta are getting married and since it's the two of them, nothing goes as they could have expected, least of all Bulma herself.
Fandom: Skip Beat!
Pairing: Mogami Kyoko/Tsuruga Ren
Title: One Take Only
Author: NewHamsterdam
Link: ff.net
Rating/Warning(s): T; slight suggestive themes
Word Count/WIP?: 80 353; complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: mirime_vy
Special Rec: 18 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: Kyoko needs help dealing with Sho guest-starring on Box R and turns to Ren. Practice kissing is just the beginning. One of my favourite Skip Beat! fics.

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