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Fandom: VEEP
Pairing: Sue Wilson/Kent Davison
Title: Inappropriate Behaviour
Author: kethni
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/3415271
Rating/Warning(s): Teen and Up Audiences
Word Count/WIP?:10,803/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: crazymaryt
Special Rec: 17/20

Why This Must Be Read: Another Sue and Kent AU from end of S2. Told from Kent’s POV it’s so delightful. I love Sue becoming his assistant and him trying to stay in denial about his developing feelings for Sue. Ben needling him about those feelings could have come direct from the series. I love the language kethni uses when writing these characters. The ending makes this fangirl happy.
 
 
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
Current Music: Nothing Left but Night - Mos Generator
 
 
Fandom: Agents of Shield
Pairing: Melinda May/Phil Coulson
Title: Shadows and Shapes
Author: katalizi
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/3473012
Rating/Warning(s): Teen and Up Audiences
Word Count/WIP?: 113,028/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: crazymaryt
Special Rec: 16 /20

Why This Must Be Read: Amnesia. Angst. Trips into the memory machine. What more do I need to say? I love this story for the memories alone. They feel right for Melinda. These two never discuss anything about what they are really feeling and it’s glorious. I keep recc’ing angst-filled stories but I can’t stop myself. I’m so drawn to it and this is a very good example of angst for my fave spies.
 
 
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: We Disappear - Ryan Adams
 
 
Fandom | Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Pairing | Jyn Erso / Cassian Andor
Title | there's no better way to go home
Author | simplyprologue
Link | HERE
Rating/Warning(s) | G; AU, Slice-of-Life, Kid!fic
Word Count/WIP? | 2539; Nope
Recced on LiveJournal By | earnmysong

Why This Must Be Read | This is a truly lovely piece of writing, much like the other Rogue One story I recc'd here! The voices and descriptions of these characters are perfect, and the way they interact with each other feels like exactly where and how they might have ended up if the two of them had continued further in movie canon. Also, there's a scene toward the end that had me going: I QUIT, I'M DONE, I'M FIREDDDDDD. My heart has both shriveled and exploded in my chest.
 
 
I'm living firmly in denial about what's happening in Washington, D.C. later this week. Ahem.

Fandom: The West Wing
Pairing: Donna Moss/Josh Lyman
Title: highways and byways and roads in between
Author: greatestheights
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/7070827
Rating/Warning(s): Teen
Word Count/WIP?: 10,456 (complete)
Recced on LiveJournal By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: Josh and Donna and a variety of road trips over the years. There is nothing not to enjoy about this, including/especially the author's awareness of Virginia congressional districts and the perfect, perfect conversation during the Santos campaign.
 
 
Current Mood: determined
Current Music: "The Minnow & The Trout" by A Fine Frenzy
 
 
15 January 2017 @ 12:10 pm
Fandom: Agents of Shield
Pairing: Melinda May/Phil Coulson
Title: Under the Star Light
Author: Oparu
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1747406
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Word Count/WIP?: 76,323/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: crazymaryt
Special Rec: 15/20

Why This Must Be Read: I’ll warn you this is baby fic and OMG it’s so fantastic. It’s set after S1 and the way it happens feels right. I love the exploration of their relationship in this. How Melinda and Phil grow all the closer due to the pregnancy. Is it sappy? Heck yeah but isn’t that what we all love? Another thing I like in this is all the family. That’s one thing about the series I like, with how the team are, and it’s in this story. Also the Avengers show up and I love the friendship that pops up with Melinda and Cap. Then there’s the scenes with Phil and Mrs May. Yes I fangirl over this story so much. I love it and can’t even tell you how many times I’ve read it.
 
 
Current Mood: stressedstressed
Current Music: Sink and Swim - Lo-Pan
 
 
14 January 2017 @ 02:29 pm
Fandom: Lewis
Pairing: Laura Hobson/Robbie Lewis
Title: Waiting
Author: Onesimus42
Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9527712/1/Waiting
Rating/Warning(s): Rated K+
Word Count/WIP?: 981/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: crazymaryt
Special Rec: 14/20

Why This Must Be Read: An episode addition for “Falling Darkness”. A small moment for the couple that is so sweet and fits in perfectly with the tone of the episode. I like how Laura talks to Robbie and as always tries to bring him out of the shell he’s put himself in since Val’s death. This fic has their friendship at full strength but there’s the shippy undertones that make me love this fic all the more.
 
 
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: Almost There - Starfighter
 
 
13 January 2017 @ 06:47 pm
Fandom: Agents of Shield
Pairing: Melinda May/Phil Coulson
Title: Partners
Author: ddagent
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/2055891
Rating/Warning(s): Explicit
Word Count/WIP?: 57,402/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: crazymaryt
Special Rec: 13/20

Why This Must Be Read: Academy fics for Phililnda are always fun. Watching as they become friends and then realise they feel more is awesome. There are lots of little actions and dialogue that feel just like the Melinda and Phil we know from the series. ddagent really has a good grasp of these two characters. She treats them and us, the reader, right. Oh and there’s fluff, lots of glorious fluff.
 
 
Current Mood: restlessrestless
Current Music: Long Live the King - Lo-Pan
 
 
12 January 2017 @ 08:35 pm
Fandom: Agents of Shield
Pairing: Melinda May/Phil Coulson
Title: Compartmentalized
Author: suallenparker
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1850335
Rating/Warning(s): Explicit
Word Count/WIP?: 19,365/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: crazymaryt
Special Rec: 12/20

Why This Must Be Read: This was one of the first fics I read for my OTP and it remains one my go-to’s when I get down thinking they are never going to sail. There’s so much angst (it fits in perfect with the events of S1) and so much smut. Awesome, fantastic, delicious smut. There’s lot of not talking going on but luckily that doesn’t stop any of the sexy times. If you love Philinda this is a must read.
 
 
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Shake - Slow Season
 
 
11 January 2017 @ 08:34 pm
Fandom: VEEP
Pairing: Selina Meyer/Kent Davison
Title: Laughing at Locksmiths
Author: kethni
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/8142923/chapters/18663746
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Word Count/WIP?: 53,563/Yes
Recced on LiveJournal By: crazymaryt
Special Rec: 11/20

Why This Must Be Read: It’s Selina and Kent starting as hate sex and going into so much more and well I love it!!! Yes I have a serious thing for Kent and he’s so damn awesome in this but I love how kethni writes Selina and the rest of the characters. The dialogue is spot on and then there are all the things that will satisfy the shipper reading. I really can’t wait to see how it ends. I’m holding out hope for a wedding. Yes I am that sappy.

Mods can I get a ship tag for Selina Meyer/Kent Davison?
 
 
Current Mood: nervousnervous
Current Music: Temple of Apollo - Year of the Cobra
 
 
Fandom: Downton Abbey
Pairing: Elise Hughes/Charles Carson
Title: Courting a Housekeeper
Author: Hogwarts Duo
Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10332742/1/Courting-A-Housekeeper
Rating/Warning(s): Rated T
Word Count/WIP?: 76,857/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: crazymaryt
Special Rec: 10/20

Why This Must Be Read: This is a fave from before every Chelsie lover died from the proposal. It’s sweet and fluffy and fits the couple perfectly. It’s nice to see Charles out of his comfort zone but so committed to wooing Elsie. With this story it’s very easy to forget all Carson’s gruff manners. He’s a man in love and he wants to show Elsie just what she means to him. I really like how Hogwarts Duo has letters with the two of them throughout the fic. They get sappy but it works because I think it works for the time period and when you remember who the two are, finding love so late in life I think they deserve more than a little sappy happiness. Such a lovely piece of work.
 
 
Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
Current Music: Put Me Back Together - Weezer