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27 July 2016 @ 01:55 pm
We're changing up our regular monthly challenge again for August and doing four fandom-specific challenges, each lasting a single week, as picked by the community. The nominations are in, which means it's time to vote!

The top FOUR fandoms in voting will be our challenge fandoms next month. Voting will end on Sunday, July 31st, and I'll post the winners then, along with the schedule order for the month. The first fandom challenge post will go up on August 1st.

Rock the Vote!

If you're on Tumblr, please vote by replying to or reblogging this post, or sending a message to our ask box.

If you're on LJ, please vote in our poll! Please vote for no more than three fandoms total.

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Fandom: Brookyn Nine-Nine
Pairing: Amy Santiago/Jake Peralta
Title: as cuddly as a cactus
Author: hardlygolden
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/2817578
Rating/Warning(s): G
Word Count/WIP?: 1,633 (complete)
Recced on LiveJournal By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: I get confused every time I reread this fic, because I am honestly so sure it's the missing season 2 Christmas episode. It's laugh-out-loud funny and almost terrifyingly in-character. Plus, who doesn't enjoy a little holiday cheer in August?
 
 
 
25 July 2016 @ 08:17 pm
Fandom: criminal minds
Pairing: Emily Prentiss/Aaron Hotchner
Fic Title: It Might Have Been
Author: Deejaymil
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/7069888/chapters/16070458
Rating/Warning(s): Mature. Some violence.
Word Count/WIP?: 26363. Complete.
Recced on LiveJournal By: Meadowundertown

Why This Must Be Read: This fic. I don't have enough words to describe how much I adore it, I'm actually just going to say this; if you're a Hotchniss fan then this is a must. There is only a few fics that cause me to have actual physical reactions and this is one of them, It's *beautiful*. Heart wrenching, soul crushing, spirits lifting, tears forming, breathtakingly *beautiful*. In character and utterly believable, it's a romance but for grownups.
 
 
24 July 2016 @ 09:43 pm
Gods, guys, I've been a terrible reccer this month. The rest of my recs will come this week, though. I'm working on more as soon as this gets posted.

Special Rec: 3 of 20
Fandom: Marvel MCU
Pairing: Darcy Lewis/Clint Barton
Title: But Now Am Found
Author: druid_moon
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1701653
Rating: M
Word Count: 12831 complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: lanalucy

Why This Must Be Read:
Back in May 2014, moonymuch recced the first of this series, I Once Was Lost. In But Now Am Found, this amazing story continues to tug at heartstrings and explore the bonds within the team by way of Darcy's connection to her granny.

Special Rec: 4 of 20
Fandom: Marvel MCU
Pairing: Darcy Lewis/Clint Barton
Title: The Good Lord Has Promised Me
Author: druid_moon
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4156299/chapters/9377913
Rating: G
Word Count: 2359 complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: lanalucy

Why This Must Be Read:
Well, it's worth reading for the patterns and the music references alone. However, in this fic, Darcy finally gets the relationship with Clint she's been working on since the beginning. It's both angsty and heartwarming, and is a spectacular end to the series.
 
 
Last year's SUMMER FANDOM BLITZ was a blast, so we're going to shake things up again this August!

Normally, as you know, we have a single, multifandom theme for the entire month. But in the coming month, we're going to do FOUR fandom-specific reccing challenges, each lasting only a single week, as chosen by the community! Have a fandom you've been dying to read more fic in, or one you'd love to share recs with the community for? Now's your chance!

Here's how it will work:

1) Everybody can nominate up to 2 fandoms. These are not ship- or pairing-specific but rather a nomination of a whole fandom. We know some fandoms have both bigger and more granular levels (i.e. should you nominate the Avengers or Captain America?)—nominate whatever you like, and we'll work with everybody as needed to consolidate stuff into fandom categories that make sense and reflect what you're looking for.

2) You have until July 27 to get your nominations in. We'll pull all the nominations into a poll that will go up on July 28th, where everybody will get 3 votes for the fandoms of their choice.

3) Then, at the end of the month, the top four fandoms with the most votes will be our challenge fandoms in August. Each challenge will last for one week in August, and it'll be right on to the next fandom once the week is up.

You can nominate fandoms by commenting on this post on LJ, replying to or reblogging this post on tumblr, or sending your suggestions directly to the tumblr ask box.

Can't wait to see the nominations!
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Fandom: Bones
Pairing: Temperance Brennan/Seeley Booth
Title: The Chocolate in the Skeleton
Author: savvyliterate
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/243051
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Word Count/WIP?: 919 (complete)
Recced on LiveJournal By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: This is so short and so hot. Also, the chocolate in the title is literal, so your mouth may be watering for a few reasons. Yum, is what I'm saying.
 
 
Current Mood: thirstythirsty
Current Music: "Two Seconds" by Michael Cerveris
 
 
Fandom: The West Wing
Pairing: Donna Moss/Josh Lyman
Title: Fear of Rectangles OR Five Things Donna Doesn't Understand
Author: broken__records
Link: http://frag-mented.livejournal.com/984.html
Rating/Warning(s): K+
Word Count/WIP?: 636 (complete)
Recced on LiveJournal By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: In almost no space, this ficlet captures the not-quite-gen intensity of Josh and Donna's relationship while exploring the idea that Josh wasn't the only one who left Rosslyn with lingering trauma.
 
 
Current Mood: mellowmellow
Current Music: "Adorable Lyrics" by Artist vs. Poet
 
 
Ugh. Sorry for the late start y'all. I'm still a little behind, so I'm starting with a couple of newish BSG fics.

Special Rec: 1 of 20
Fandom: Battlestar Galactica 2003
Pairing: Kara Thrace/Lee Adama
Title: Precious Few
Author: nonky
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/6219109
Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 2419 complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: lanalucy

Why This Must Be Read:
In Precious Few, nonky brings Kara and Lee together in a unique way (as far as my fandom reading goes), and it's achy and sweet and hot and completely them while at the same time being a Lee and Kara we haven't seen before.

Special Rec: 2 of 20
Fandom: Battlestar Galactica 2003
Pairing: Kara Thrace/Lee Adama
Title: Bounce, Rebounce
Author: jaqofspades
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/7072282
Rating: Mature
Word Count: 4936 complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: lanalucy

Why This Must Be Read:
This is jaqofspades' first fic in BSG fandom, and holy frak, it's a good one! Kara plays pyramid, but it is so much more than that, I promise.