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10 March 2016 @ 05:01 pm
Eight Recs in Eight Fandoms  
Fandom: Battlestar Galactica
Pairing: Laura Roslin/Bill Adama
Title: Unbroken
Author: fragrantwoods
Link: @ AO3
Rating/Warning(s): General/No warnings
Word Count/WIP: 4,134 (Complete)
Recced on LiveJournal by: galfridian
Special Rec: 5/20

Why This Must Be Read: An alternate take on New Caprica, fragrantwoods examines what might have happened if the Cylons had conscripted humans into their ranks and taken them to fight a war elsewhere. At times, it's as bleak as you'd expect from Battlestar Galactica, but when Adama finally returns to Roslin, it's wonderful.

Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Pairing: Wanda Maximoff/Vision
Title: Tentative
Author: thefairyknight
Link: @ AO3
Rating/Warning(s): Teen/No warnings
Word Count/WIP: 6,917 (Complete)
Recced on LiveJournal by: galfridian
Special Rec: 6/20

Why This Must Be Read: Generally, post-Ultron fic sees Wanda adapt easily to life with the Avengers, however heavy her grief. Here, thefairyknight presents a Wanda who struggles to form connections after losing Pietro, and a Wanda who struggles to understand the importance of those connections among the team. This fic is more Wanda-centric than Wanda/Vision, but there's a strong element of the ship here, and I love how thefairyknight treated both Wanda (as she finds her way) and the relationship.

Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Pairing: Samantha Carter/Daniel Jackson
Title: Clinging as Condition (Bhava Rising)
Author: zorb
Link: @ AO3
Rating/Warning(s): Mature/No warnings
Word Count/WIP: 11,346 (Complete)
Recced on LiveJournal by: galfridian
Special Rec: 7/20

Why This Must Be Read: This begins where "Tin Man" (the season 1 episode with the android SG-1) leaves off. It takes us through the aftermath for SG-1's android counterparts, examining what their lives—if they can be called that—mean. A great read, especially if you're curious about the many "what ifs" that never were with Daniel and Sam.

Fandom: Mass Effect
Pairing: Shepard/Thane Krios
Title: Ill Moon
Author: orangeflavor
Link: @ AO3
Rating/Warning(s): Mature/no warnings
Word Count/WIP: 3,187 (Complete)
Recced on LiveJournal by: galfridian
Special Rec: 8/20

Why This Must Be Read: Ill Moon captures so much of what I love about Shepard and Thane's relationship: the blessing and tragedy it is that they find one another so close to the end; the afterlife and ocean and religious undertones; and the way that they seem to understand one another, right from the start. This fic is a fantastic mix of grief and hope.

Fandom: The 100
Pairing: Raven Reyes/Bellamy Blake
Title: Not From The Absence of Violence
Author: semele
Link: @ AO3
Rating/Warning(s): Mature/no warnings
Word Count/WIP: 3,533 (complete)
Recced on LiveJournal by: galfridian
Special Rec: 9/20

Why This Must Be Read: Written before season 3 aired, this follows Bellamy and Raven as they navigate four seasons on Earth. Their relationship isn't always easy—or happy—but they rely on each other, and they come through it together. Semele writes Bellamy and Raven raw—but real—and their evolution feels natural.

Fandom: Law & Order: SVU
Pairing: Amanda Rollins/Sonny Carisi
Title: Triangles
Author: piperholmes
Link: @ FF.net
Rating/Warning(s): General/No warnings
Word Count/WIP: 1,659 (Complete)
Recced on LiveJournal by: galfridian
Special Rec: 10/20

Why This Must Be Read: Rollins/Carisi is a little fledgling ship, just taking its first steps, and as such there's not much fic out there. This one is more pre-relationship than full-on shipfic, but piperholems captures both Rollins and Carisi's personalities so well that I've read it over and over.

Fandom: Greek & Roman Mythology
Pairing: Pandora/Prometheus
Title: and wake to start the world again
Author: prozacpark
Link: @ AO3
Rating/Warning(s): General/No warnings
Word Count/WIP: 7,798 (Complete)
Recced on LiveJournal by: galfridian
Special Rec: 11/20

Why This Must Be Read: This focuses more on Pandora than on Pandora/Prometheus, but it still offers fantastic insight into their relationship. If you ever thought Pandora deserved more than the myths gave her, this is the fic for you.

Fandom: Selfie
Pairing: Eliza Dooley/Henry Higgs
Title: Just What Humans Do
Author: SuburbanSun
Link: @ AO3
Rating/Warning(s): General/No warnings
Word Count/WIP: 3,047 (Complete)
Recced on LiveJournal by: galfridian
Special Rec: 12/20

Why This Must Be Read: It's Eliza, Henry, and the apocalypse! When an unnamed disaster cuts their first date short, Eliza and Henry camp out in Costco. For something with an apocalypse as the backdrop, this one's actually just adorable. It plays on some of the things that made Eliza and Henry's relationship so enjoyable—such as her ability to surprise him.
 
 
 
blithersblithers on March 10th, 2016 11:57 pm (UTC)
Tags added!
Gramma Lunacy: wonderlanalucy on March 11th, 2016 04:47 am (UTC)
Heartily second the BSG rec! fragrantwoods writes great Adama/Roslin!
borg_princess: callisto-shinyborg_princess on March 11th, 2016 07:23 am (UTC)
I love the idea of Wanda/Vision but unfortunately so many writers on AO3 tag them when the pairing gets maybe a background mention or takes up three lines of an epic Stony or Thorki or what-have-you fic, and I just lost the heart to weed through them. Thanks for separating the wheat from the chaff for me!
Jessicagalfridian on March 11th, 2016 05:16 pm (UTC)
I understand your struggle! It's so disappointing to find so little that actually concerns itself with the ship when they're tagged for so many fics.