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28 June 2016 @ 08:29 pm
Daredevil, 11 recs, Karen/Frank  
I haven't watched season 2 of Daredevil, because based on everything my friends have told me about it, I would hate it and be very frustrated. BUT my dash was very into the Karen/Frank pairing and they dragged me into this ship (but to be fair, I didn't fight it very hard).

Fandom: Daredevil
Pairing: Karen Page/Frank Castle
Title: Better Natures
Author: etirabys
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/6471604/chapters/14813602
Rating/Warning(s): E, Heed tags for warnings
Word Count/WIP?: 37,582/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 218 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: I started reading this entirely because I saw the dialogue quoted in the summary and went THIS IS MY JAM, PUT THIS IN MY EYEBALLS. It wasn't until I was partway through the first chapter that I realized this was a zombie apocalypse story??? What you have to know about me is that I am a complete and utter weenie about zombies. CAN'T DO 'EM, NOPE NOPE NOPE. But at this point I was INVESTED and I kept on reading because the writing was that good. It turns out, this is exactly my kind of zombie apocalypse story because it doesn't involve excessive gore and characters dropping like flies left and right. Above anything, it's a Karen-centric character study. It's also a really cool examination of what exactly it would take to survive a zombie apocalypse--the kinds of skills you would need, the kind of governance you'd need, the kind of economies that might develop as a result. And the Karen/Frank romance, OMG. So Frank gets Karen out of NYC as soon as he gets a hint about the upcoming zombie outbreak and the two of them hole up in safety, and eventually found a settlement of survivors. People assume that they're married and start calling Frank "Mr. Page" and they just go along with it, but while they're basically married in every respect, they've never admitted any romantic feelings nor do they have any kind of physical relationship. And then one day, a newcomer to their settlement recognizes Frank as The Punisher and Karen has to fight to keep the settlers from kicking Frank out, which is also the catalyst for her to admit her feelings. This story is a-fucking-mazing and you need it in your life.


"Work with me here, Frank,” Karen snapped. “Make some sense here. Talk to me. We can’t figure out what our next move is until you explain why you’re so disgusted at the thought of my being attracted to you — an attraction which, by the way, I’ve never let interfere with our work or our friendship —“

“I’m not disgusted,” Frank said in a strained, calm voice. “You have ghastly taste, but I’m not disgusted. No. It’s just the feeling of having carried a torch for miles and miles in the dark and... having the sun come up.”


Title: Heaven Sent the Saints Down (Hell Sent Them Up)
Author: Ambrosia
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/6299413/chapters/14435479
Rating/Warning(s): T
Word Count/WIP?: 17,043/Marked complete, but the author has gotten inspired and added additional chapters, so it may get updated again in the future!
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 219 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: Karen's apartment has apparently become The Punisher's second base. I just. *clutches face* There's so much yearning and desperate makeouts and it's all. So much. ;___;


Title: Frank Castle Just Wants to Sell Coffee, Dammit! series
Author: blue_girl
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/series/446875
Rating/Warning(s): T
Word Count/WIP?: 8302/1st story is complete, 2nd story is a WIP
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 220 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: No powers coffee shop AU wherein Frank owns a cafe and unintentionally collects a small crowd of regulars including a journalism student named Karen. This is a lot of fun.


Title: such good bad ideas series
Author: seren_ccd
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/series/434581
Rating/Warning(s): rated T-M
Word Count/WIP?: 17,212/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 221 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: I continue on my quest to rec everything seren_ccd has ever written! Karen may have told Frank he was dead to her, but she isn't dead to him, and he can't help himself from looking out for her, even as she continues to court danger with her fearless reporting. The progression from UST to RST is delicious.


Title: One Worth series
Author: Wynn
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/series/435598
Rating/Warning(s): T
Word Count/WIP?: 9236/Each story is complete, but the series is ongoing
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 222 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: After several months of silence, Frank reaches out to Karen. The two of them have some tough conversations and while they both realize they have feelings for each other, Frank doesn't think he can have this. I really like the way Karen is written in this.


Title: to arm your fears like soldiers and slay them
Author: viansian
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/6521758
Rating/Warning(s): T
Word Count/WIP?: 6554/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 223 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: When Frank shows up on her doorstep, injured, Karen discovers that his soulmark is a match for hers while tending his wounds. When she asks him if he believes in soulmarks, he disdains them since he and his wife had a happy marriage despite not being soulmates. Karen is determined never to let him know she's his match...until she can't hide it anymore. Ughhh, the angst and the painful longing is so good.


Title: not a jacker in sight
Author: cmc
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/6484345
Rating/Warning(s): E
Word Count/WIP?: 6493/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 224 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: Karen takes Frank undercover at a country-western bar to investigate someone for an article she's writing. This is a lighter fic which features Frank in a cowboy hat, dancing, and excellent smut.


Title: the wretched ones
Author: glycerineclown
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/6433951
Rating/Warning(s): E
Word Count/WIP?: 4143/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 225 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: In which Karen plans to seduce Frank, only it doesn't work as well as she hopes it will. But once Frank's had his freakout and they've talked things over, they finally get their acts together and it is super hot.


Title: Songs About Daughters
Author: homesickblues & StellarRequiem
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/6359392/chapters/14567821
Rating/Warning(s): T
Word Count/WIP?: 18,064/Each story is complete, but the series is ongoing
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 226 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: Karen finds out she's pregnant. Frank doesn't react well. I love baby/kid fic so muh-huh-huuuuuch, and Frank as a father slays me.


Title: i've got what you want (i've got what you need)
Author: swallowedsong
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/6502150
Rating/Warning(s): M
Word Count/WIP?: 1736/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 227 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: Karen discovers Frank has a praise kink. Nnnnnghhhhh, this was so hoooooot.


Title: your long shadows and your gunpowder
Author: victoria_p
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/6436483
Rating/Warning(s): M
Word Count/WIP?: 1912/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 228 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: Moar smut!! Look, if you walk into your apartment to find Frank Castle sitting on your couch, drinking your beer, and admitting he's missed you, you'd ride the shit out of him too, amiright?
 
 
 
jenncatt: crowjenncatt on June 29th, 2016 06:33 am (UTC)
This list is awesome, thanks!! :-) this ship was one of the best things about season two in the end..!
jenncatt: crowjenncatt on June 29th, 2016 02:28 pm (UTC)
This list is awesome, thanks!! :-) this ship was one of the best things about season two in the end..!
borg_princessborg_princess on June 30th, 2016 11:47 am (UTC)
This one doesn't have a HEA, but damn, it is good. a more painfully realistic look at how things would go.

the devil's got nothing on me, my friend