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11 August 2014 @ 10:47 pm
Fandom Category: Avengers
Pairing: Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow)/Clint Barton (Hawkeye)
Fic Title: Drawing gold from the dark (come inside)
Author: viverella
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre:Alternate Universe
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: AU where Clint is a tattoo artist and Nat needs to get inked. This is probably the best fic I've read in a long time, every sentence is beautiful and filled with emotions and imaginery and it's Nat and Clint to the core. The characterization is perfect, it's them, in different circunstamces but always them.
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
Current Music: Ingrid Michaelson - Keep Breathing
01 August 2014 @ 11:04 am
Fandom Category: Arrow
Pairing: Felicity Smoak/Oliver Queen
Fic Title: Fragments
Author: phrenitis
Rating/Warning(s): Teen and Up
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: I could write sonnets about this fic, but basically the author weaves a beautifully written tale that brilliantly illustrates the evolution in Oliver's feelings for Felicity and fits so perfectly into canon. An insightful look into Oliver's mind and heart and how he views Felicity.

Summary from the author below:

He wonders how long he can convince himself there’s still a reason for the distance he keeps from her.

[Or, just how long it takes for Oliver to comprehend that the individual qualities he fell for in five women from his past can all be found together in Felicity. Note: unsurprisingly, it takes him a while.]
Fandom Category: Brooklyn Nine Nine
Pairing: Rosa Diaz/Jake Peralta
Fic Title: The World's a Stage
Author: torigates
Rating/Warning(s): Teen.
Genre: Secret Marriage. Comedy
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Because it's amazing, in character and so funny. All the team members are very well written, and I can imagine them behaving and saying the things they do in the fic.

In fall of 2009 Rosa showed up at Jake's apartment unannounced to propose marriage. Which was weird for a number of reasons, primarily because Jake had no idea she even knew where he lived.

"No seriously," he said, once he stopped laughing. "Why're you here."

She looked at him with a raised eyebrow. "One thousand push-ups."

"Cool," Jake said. "Let me get my coat."

Mods: I need a tag for Rosa Diaz/Jake Peralta please :)
Fandom Category: DCU (Comics), Batman
Pairing: Barbara Gordon/Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson/Jason Todd
Fic Title: Broken
Author: FabulaRasa
Rating/Warning(s): Explicit sex; secondary slash pairing with sex if that's not your cup o tea
Genre: Romance, Drama, ANGST
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This pairing would normally never, EVER cross my mind, but I LOVE AND ADORE the author (who's primarily known for her amazing DCU slash fiction), so I had to read this.
And I was BLOWN AWAY. It's a kickass Barbara Gordon facing off against a Bruce Wayne I had never seen before: vulnerable both physically AND mentally in addition to all that rage. I won't spoil how he gets this way, but as the author says, it creates the kind of circumstances where Bruce can SEE Barbara beyond Batgirl/Oracle, and their relationship progresses from there.
Oh, and it's SMOKING HOT. MY GOD THE SMUT. FabulaRasa NEVER disappoints in that regard. Plus, her grasp of the Bat!Family in general is SPOT-ON.
So give it a try, I promise this will get you hooked on this rare pairing!!

Mods, new pairing tag??
16 July 2014 @ 09:28 pm
Fandom Category: Forever Knight/Highlander
Pairing: Natalie Lambert/Joe Dawson
Fic Title: Mortals & Mortal, Guilty
Author: Cagey
Rating/Warning(s): PG/ Vampirism, murder, violence
Genre: Romance, Drama, Supernatural
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: I LOVE this crossover series. It takes to two diverse shows and weaves them together very well. In the first story Richie Ryan comes to Toronto to find a missing watcher for Joe, he runs into Natalie who helps him out. Joe joins Richie just in time to become part of a plan for revenge as he and Natalie are kidnapped. In the second story Natalie goes to visit her friends in Seacouver, unfortunately someone is stalking immortals in a quest for vengeance. What I really like about this story is Joe and Natalie's interaction they have such a connection they both know what it's like being the only mortal in the room and how lonely that can be. Together they realize they don't have to be alone anymore. It is a really well done set of stories with a really intriguing couple at its heart.
Current Mood: recumbentrecumbent
Current Music: Almost Lover by A Fine Frenzy
13 July 2014 @ 12:39 pm
Fandom Category: Bakuman
Pairing: Aoki Ko/Fukuda Shinta
Fic Title: Imperfect Match
Author: thereisafire
Link: Imperfect Match
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13/none
Genre: Comedy, Romance
WIP?: no, one-shot at 3,549 words

Why This Must Be Read: Refined Aoki and obnoxious Fukuda don't seem to match at all, but what starts in canon as professional respect turns within to friendship, and this fic takes it one step further. The fic showcases their developing romance in a bumbling and sweet way, for no date with Fukuda would ever contain candlelight dinners and watching operas. If only they were canon, for Aoki/Fukuda is my Bakuman OTP!
19 June 2014 @ 01:43 pm
Just another blanket warning. Canonically, Carol Peletier was in a domestically abusive relationship. Themes discussing that are brought up in 99% of the narratives related to her. Canonically, Daryl Dixon had an abusive childhood. Themes discussing that are brought up in 85% of the narratives related to him. Merle Dixon canonically used racist, sexist, and abusive language. He is his own trigger warning.

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Current Mood: hungryhungry
Current Music: lauryn hill - the lost ones
12 June 2014 @ 03:50 am
Fandom Category: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Pairing:  Katara/Zuko
Fic Title: Call Me Katto
Author:  ShamelessLiar
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): Adult, themes of war
Genre: Adventure, romance
WIP?: Yes

Why This Must Be Read: ATLA meets Mulan!  What more can I say?

Sokka is leaving the South Pole to join the other men at war. Refusing to be left behind, Katara must disguise herself as a boy to learn waterbending and fight alongside the Water Tribe. Not only must she hide her gender from her comrades, she has to help the newly-awakened Avatar while also dodging the banished Fire Nation prince who's taken such an intense interest in her.
Fandom Category: How I Met Your Mother
Pairing: Tracy McConnell/Ted Mosby
Fic Title: Till The End Of My Days
Author: LostInTheSun
Rating/Warning(s): PG14
Genre: Romance, aganst,
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: A series of snapshots of Tracy and Ted 's life together ripe with cutess, romanticism, aganst ... a bit of everything as the story follows the couple from the early, playful beginning of their relationship down to the darkness of Tracy's illness.My personal favorite scene was Ted's dialogue with Tracy's grave, that was a)Very Ted Mosby b)gratifying as it is supposed to take place after the reunion with Robin that is explained and ... sorts of introduced in a way that I found amusing c)ties back to the series moving theme that Ted was always moving toward meeting The Mother bringing it full cycle with the idea that he now trusts that she is waiting for him on the other side.This is a fic that aside portraying Ted/Tracy as couple quite well, also distinguishes itself for giving justice to that certain quirkiness of character they shared.
09 June 2014 @ 12:59 am
Fandom Category:Lord Of The Rings
Pairing: Arwen/Aragorn
Fic Title: More Than Memory
Author: chocholatequeen
Rating/Warning(s): G
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read:Long, juicy,well plotted over a quite original premise, sporting a particularly good characterization of Aragorn' more human side. The story all revolves around one question : what does make yourself *your* self, once your memories are gone, and your looks are no longer your looks? And Most importantly ... can those you love recognize you somehow, even when you don't recognize yourself? Here Arwen is deadly wounded by orcs right before she can reunite with a victorious Aragorn at the end of the war ...Elrod is forced to send her swiftly to the Undying Lands in hope that her life can still be saved, even knowing she will no longer able to return. Moved by Arwen's grief and concerned that Aragorn is closing his heart off, the Valar offer both a second chance, but with a catch - Arwen is to be delivered back to Gondor as a memory-less mortal woman with no resemblance to her original self and like in a fairy tale, only if king Elassar can love her again, her memory and appeareance can be restored.
So you get a broodier Aragorn, determined to not betray the memory of his perfect love and prone to fits of self-reclusion, but still reluctantly protective of this family-less maiden that just happened on him, a proud and fierce Arwen who has no idea of who she is but still tries to live with the feelings bubbling up toward her king, and philosophical exploration of what makes a soul and what is love. Truly a beautiful work.