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02 March 2016 @ 01:51 pm
Four recs in four fandoms  
Welcome to March, everyone! I'm your reccer for the month. I tend to hop from fandom to fandom when reading, so you can expect these recs to do the same!

Fandom: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Pairing: Rebecca Bunch/Greg Serrano
Title: Here
Author: Diaphenia
Link: @ AO3
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Recced on LiveJournal by: galfridian
Special Rec: 1/20

Why This Must Be Read: One of the first—if not the first—Rebecca/Greg fics written, this features Bed Sharing and Fake/Pretend Relationship. Diaphenia writes Rebecca and Greg exactly as you'd expect them to sound and behave in canon: with humor, fleeting self-awareness, and plenty of sarcasm.

Fandom: Dragon Age
Pairing: Female Hawke/Fenris
Title: Six Feet
Author: SnappingQuills
Link: @ AO3
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Recced on LiveJournal by: galfridian
Special Rec: 2/20

Why This Must Be Read: Hawke and Fenris become bound together by magic... which goes as well as you'd expect. SnappingQuills writes the evolution of Hawke and Fenris's relationship perfectly, from rivalry to friendship to romance, and both characters are so wonderfully in character.

Fandom: Labyrinth
Pairing: Sarah Williams/Labyrinth
Title: Here Kingdom As Great
Author: MarbleGlove
Link: @ AO3
Rating/Warning(s): General Audiences
Recced on LiveJournal by: galfridian
Special Rec: 3/20

Why This Must Be Read: In which Sarah's words in the Labyrinth have more power than she knew, and nine months afterward, she learns the truth. I love this because Sarah is magnificent. You can see how the Labyrinth affected her, but she's strong, and you see that, too. Jareth is also delightful, of course. As Sarah evolves, her relationship with Jareth reaches a balance that feels perfect.

Fandom: The 100
Pairing: Abby Griffin/Marcus Kane
Title: The Life You Make In the Ruins
Author: ChancellorGriffin
Link: @ AO3
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Recced on LiveJournal by: galfridian
Special Rec: 4/20

Why This Must Be Read: An incredible exploration of grief and complex family dynamics, this modern day AU restructures many of the relationships as we know them, but Abby and Marcus remain true to canon. ChancellorGriffin is an incredible writer with a great grasp on all of the characters.
blithersblithers on March 2nd, 2016 08:06 pm (UTC)
Awesome! I did have one question for you - I'm about to add the tags for this post, and I'm not sure what to do with the Dragon Age pairing. Should I tag it as the couple name (Hawke/Fenris) or is it a genderswap pairing (which we have a separate tag for)?

I think the difference for me comes down to - does the game let you pick the gender of the different characters, or is the female!Hawke annotation something the fic writer chose and wrote, to genderswap the character?

Thanks! I'm not familiar with Dragon Age, so any help would be appreciated making sure we categorize it correctly. :)
Jessicagalfridian on March 2nd, 2016 08:12 pm (UTC)
Dragon Age lets you choose between male/female Hawke. I wasn't sure whether I should annotate that or not, since obviously would one assume here that it's female!Hawke. I thought it was better to be safe.

I'm seeing now that a previous recommendation for this fandom used simply Hawke/Varric, so Hawke/Fenris definitely seems to be the right choice.
blithersblithers on March 2nd, 2016 08:19 pm (UTC)
Sweet, that makes sense. Tagged!

Oh, and I just created your special reccer tag as well: "special reccer: galfridian". Feel free to add it to the rest of your posts this month. :)