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01 April 2018 @ 11:59 pm
After nearly a decade and thousands of wonderful recs, manifestos, discussions, and more, het_reccers is now officially and permanently closed, as is our Tumblr mirror.

This archive will remain, and readers can also check out its Dreamwidth counterpart and AO3 collection. Though these are managed separately, both are open for contributions and have more great het recs.

The mods would like to thank you, the community, for everything you have helped create. From the biggest fandoms to the crackiest rarepairs, you've brought us all great joy and even greater feels. We're grateful to everyone who's recced, read, and written so many wonderful fics.

Fandom is at its heart about the communities that form around the stories we love, and het_reccers has always been a prime example of fandom at its best.

Happy trails to all!
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31 March 2018 @ 07:28 pm
I just want to preface this list by saying that I will go down with this ship like none other, and what you see here is a very narrowed-down list of the truly absurd number of Winter Widow fics I'd rec if I had the time.

Fandom: Marvel
Pairing: Natasha Romanoff/Bucky Barnes
Title: It’s complicated
Author: medeafive
Link: https://archiveofourown.org/works/6501484
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Word Count/WIP?: 1,546 (complete)
Recced on LiveJournal By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: Restrained, a little heartbreaking, and a little promising, this fic manages to contend with Natasha’s reproductive issues, Bucky’s return to the world, and their undefined but important relationship to each other.

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Current Mood: mellowmellow
Current Music: "Genghis Khan" by Miike Snow
 
 
Squeezing in one more: my favorite Peraltiago fics:

Fandom: Brooklyn Nine Nine
Pairing: Amy Santiago/Jake Peralta
Fic Title: Think Once, Think Twice
Author: Fahye
Link: https://archiveofourown.org/works/2342228
Rating: M
Word Count/WIP?: 47357 / no
Recced on LJ By: tinnny
Why this must be read: A wonderful take on the "woke up married in Vegas" trope. It starts with a bet (doesn't it always with these two?), and then it's a hilarious slow-burn romp of falling in love (and adorably awkward sex).

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Fandom: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Pairing: Rebecca Bunch/Greg Serrano
Title: It's the Little Things
Author: sporklift
Link: https://archiveofourown.org/works/9140110
Rating/Warning(s): teen
Word Count/WIP?: 24366 /No
Recced on LiveJournal By: tinnny

Why This Must Be Read: I've always wanted a fix-it for Rebecca and Greg, giving them their deserved happy ending. This story does so in great Greg voice and with a wonderful slow burn.
 
 
31 March 2018 @ 09:45 am
Fandom: Doctor Who
Pairing: Martha Jones/Mickey Smith
Title: Irregulars
Author: lizbee
Link: https://archiveofourown.org/works/114412
Rating/Warning(s): Teen
Word Count/WIP?: 1,746 (complete)
Recced on LiveJournal By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: Martha/Mickey gets a bad rap as a "pair your spares" trope, but, honestly, I kind of love them together anyway. This delightful, fast-paced fic gets at why: they're clever and competent and out to save the universe, whether or not the Doctor ever notices. And it's always better with two.
 
 
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: "Revolve" by Nine Days
 
 
 
30 March 2018 @ 06:50 pm
Fandom: Firefly
Pairing: Zoe Washburne/Hoban Washburne
Title: Indistinguishable From Magic
Author: kieyra
Link: https://kieyra.livejournal.com/186086.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Word Count/WIP?: 3,046 (complete)
Recced on LiveJournal By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: A fix-it that’s slow and satisfying as it reveals its secrets.

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Fandom: Firefly, the Bible
Pairing: Kaylee Frye/Simon Tam, Ruth/Malcolm Reynolds
Title: Ruth on a Firefly
Author: in_the_beginning
Link: https://in-the-beginning.dreamwidth.org/8528.html
Rating/Warning(s): G
Word Count/WIP?: 3,801 (complete)
Recced on LiveJournal By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: Strange but strangely compelling, this seemingly incongruous combination of stories comes together in one lovely, understated consideration of the Book of Ruth’s famous line, “where you go, I will go.”
 
 
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: "Wanna Be" by Nine Days
 
 
Fandom: Captain America
Pairing: Peggy Carter/Steve Rogers
Title: if the heavens ever did speak
Author: Polexia_Aphrodite
Link: https://archiveofourown.org/works/3865819
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Word Count/WIP?: 1,649 (complete)
Recced on LiveJournal By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: What a perfect little missing scene! Mid-CA:TFA, our heroes have an intimate little interlude, and everyone returns to battle with a smile.
 
 
30 March 2018 @ 11:24 am
Fandom: 10 Things I Hate About You
Pairing: Kat Stafford/Patrick Verona
Title: 10 Things I Hate About Reunions
Author: ByroseA
Link: AO3
Rating/Warning(s): Teen. None.
Word Count/WIP?: About 8,500 words. Complete.
Recced on LiveJournal By: profshallowness

Why This Must Be Read: Bianca’s hilarious input is the icing on a delicious cake of a more mature, but not really tamed, Kat reconnecting with Patrick.


Fandom: Inception
Pairing: Ariadne/Arthur
Title: So Much To Say
Author: sour_idealist
Link: LJ
Rating/Warning(s): PG. None.
Word Count/WIP?: 900 words. Complete.
Recced on LiveJournal By: profshallowness

Why This Must Be Read: Ariadne’s in a very sympathetic place here. I really like how the relationship develops.

Fandom: The Lake House
Pairing: Kate Forster/Alex Wyler
Title: New Old Love
Author: fabrisse
Link: AO3
Rating/Warning(s): General Audiences. None.
Word Count/WIP?: 2,827 words.
Recced on LiveJournal By: profshallowness

Why This Must Be Read: It’s a really lovely expansion of the film, doing a good job on Kate and Alex's voices.

Fandom: New Year’s Eve
Pairing: Ingrid/Paul
Title: Happy Holidays
Author: kalisgirl
Link: AO3
Rating/Warning(s): General Audiences, none.
Word Count/WIP?: 2,532 words. Complete.
Recced on LiveJournal By: profshallowness

Why This Must Be Read: Delightful story, where Paul takes the idea of celebrating holidays being their thing and runs with it, which becomes the frame for watching their relationship grow.

Fandom: Pitch Perfect
Pairing: Beca Mitchell/Jesse Swanson
Title: Crescendo
Author: SiennaSky
Link: AO3
Rating/Warning(s): Mature. None.
Word Count/WIP?: 15,329 words. Complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: profshallowness

Why This Must Be Read: I really appreciated how this story developed, with unexpected twists as Beca and Jesse grow up alone and together. I haven't seen a fic that delves into how Beca's lack of stability growing up had affected her so much. But at the same time, there are knowing, Hollywood moments to enjoy.

Fandom: Push
Pairing: Cassie Holmes/Nick Gant
Title: roll the dice
Author: vinylroad
Link: AO3
Rating/Warning(s): Teen. Canon-typical violence.
Word Count/WIP?: 2,194 words.
Recced on LiveJournal By: profshallowness

Why This Must Be Read: This story does a great job on Cassie and her developing partnership with Nick over the years and through three separations.

Fandom: Snow White and the Huntsman
Pairing:Snow White/The Huntsman
Title: Snow White and the Captain
Author: fiftyzillion
Link: AO3
Rating/Warning(s): Teen. None.
Word Count/WIP?: 8,182. No, but there is a shorter second part.
Recced on LiveJournal By: profshallowness
Why This Must Be Read: To enjoy watching Snow both settle and grow into her role and the slow-burn development of the love story.

Fandom: Snow White and the Huntsman/The Huntsman: Winter’s War
Pairing:Snow White/The Huntsman
Title: From Darkness Into Light
Author: Jedi Buttercup
Link: AO3
Rating/Warning(s): Teen. None.
Word Count/WIP?: 4,200 words. Complete.
Recced on LiveJournal By: profshallowness

Why This Must Be Read: If, like me, you came out of Snow White and the Huntsman shipping Snow/Eric (and, let’s be honest, going to see Winter’s War thinking it was a prequel), this is the fix-it fic you crave. I love the treatment of Eric and Snow's feelings and the development of the magic here.

Fandom: True Grit (2010)
Pairing: Mattie Ross/LaBoeuf
Title: The Good Old Way
Author: ishie
Link: AO3
Rating/Warning(s): The writer doesn’t give one, so say teen. No warnings.
Word Count/WIP?: 4,040. Complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: profshallowness

Why This Must Be Read: Mattie may have misinformed us about one thing in her account of the hunt for Tom Chaney...

It’s so great to spend more time with Mattie of the distinctive voice, and the writer has fun with how the plain-speaker is a transparently unreliable narrator.

Fandom: While You Were Sleeping
Pairing: Lucy Moderatz/Jack Callaghan
Title: Bonne Nouvelle
Author: in48frames
Link: AO3
Rating/Warning(s): General Audience. None.
Word Count/WIP?: 1,076 words. Complete.
Recced on LiveJournal By: profshallowness

Why This Must Be Read: It’s a charming, grounded story about Lucy and Jack in Paris.


Mods, could we please have tags for The Lake House and Kate Forster/Alex Wyler?
 
 
29 March 2018 @ 07:09 pm
Fandom: What’s Your Number?
Pairing: Ally Darling/Colin Shea
Title: Disgusting Donald and the Lady Raptors
Author: lanyon
Link: https://archiveofourown.org/works/8916067
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Word Count/WIP?: 1,269 (complete)
Recced on LiveJournal By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: An unmitigated delight, this fic follows up the movie with some sweet shippy goodness, hanging out with Daisy’s awesome kid, and a deep self-awareness for, uh, how famous everyone Ally dated has become since the movie came out in 2011.

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Fandom: Selfie
Pairing: Eliza Dooley/Henry Higgs
Title: Without a Hitch
Author: cloudedcreation
Link: https://archiveofourown.org/works/9026458
Rating/Warning(s): Teen
Word Count/WIP?: 1,365 (complete)
Recced on LiveJournal By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: Do you miss this show? I miss this show. This fic makes me miss this show less, but now I miss Charmonique more.

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Fandom: New Girl
Pairing: Jess Day/Nick Miller
Title: Five times Jess tries to seduce Nick
Author: wagamiller
Link: https://archiveofourown.org/works/843921
Rating/Warning(s): Teen
Word Count/WIP?: 5,474 (complete)
Recced on LiveJournal By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: I just reread this fic to be doubly sure, but it looks like it is in fact fic and not a series of deleted scenes. Pity, ‘cause it’s just what it says on the tin and the very definition of the “haha, aww, you guys” vibe that this show excels at.
 
 
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: "This World" by Zero 7
 
 
29 March 2018 @ 11:55 am
Fandom: Spiderman: Homecoming
Pairing: Michelle Jones/Peter Parker
Title: Outtakes
Author: YankingAwry
Link: https://archiveofourown.org/works/13139571
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Word Count/WIP?: 3,078 (complete)
Recced on LiveJournal By:

Why This Must Be Read: Besides the fact that "a cursed Tony Stark Funko Pop" is listed as a character? This is a sweet and grounded and genuinely funny story about two people who really like each other trying to figure out sex, in spite of a lot of hijinks and the occasional superpowered interlude...and the aforementioned Funko. (It's part of a longer series that's also terrific, but this installment is just in a league of its own.)
 
 
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Current Music: "Run Away With Me" by Carly Rae Jepsen