June 23rd, 2009

suits :: not an alcoholic

Two NCIS recs (Ziva/Tony)

Fandom Category: NCIS
Pairing: Ziva David/Tony DiNozzo
Fic Title: if so be it, yield
Author: dress without sleeves
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5022222/1/if_so_be_it_yield
Rating/Warning(s): MATURE; smut, language
Genre: Romance/Drama
WIP?: Complete, though it's a companion fic to Reap the Whirlwind.

Why This Must Be Read: Tony and Ziva are both wonderfully in character and the reasons they get together (and fall apart) are not only plausible, but something I could believe happened during the season break. This is also one of the few (and I mean few) post-Hiatus fics that I can really get behind. It's not technically AU (because these things could have happened) nor does it try to rewrite canon. The language, while somewhat spare, is absolutely spot on and not a single word is wasted.

Fandom Category: NCIS
Pairing: Ziva David/Tony DiNozzo
Fic Title: Goodnite
Author: Cath1
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4238871/1/Goodnite
Rating/Warning(s): T; implied 'adult activities'
Genre: Romance/Angst
WIP?: Complete

Why This Must Be Read: I haven't read many fics that can succeed with an out-of-sequence narrative, but this is one of them. It took me a couple of segments to figure out what was going on, but once I did, I think I enjoyed this story even more. I would recommend reading this at least twice through, once to get the lay of the land, so to speak, and once to just admire Cath1's storytelling abilities.
suits :: not an alcoholic

Slices of a Life Worth Living by Angelus1 (teen)

Fandom Category: NCIS
Pairing: Kate Todd/Tony DiNozzo
Fic Title: Slices of a Life Worth Living
Author: Angelus1
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2978062/1/Slices_of_a_Life_Worth_Living
Rating/Warning(s): Teen
Genre: Romance
WIP?: Complete

Why This Must Be Read: I've so very rarely found a story in which Kate comes off sounding like herself and not some love-sick puppy, and this story happens to be one of them. Her relationship with her family (which I don't think I've ever seen before) is handled beautifully, with each member of her family given a distinct personality that makes it easy to see how Kate was shaped into the woman she would become. However, that's not the focus of the story; the slowly-evolving relationship between Kate and Tony is. And it is slowly-evolving, but I think that's one of the most positive aspects of this story; the pacing is just fabulous. The ending feels very bittersweet, considering this story takes place pre-SWAK and Twilight and is so good at maintaining canon that you're left feeling melancholy because you know what's going to happen in just a few short weeks.

I really could go on all day about how much I love this story. I'll go ahead and leave you with an excerpt to whet your appetite and the suggestion that you clear a nice chunk of your day to read this; it is over 11,000 words. :)

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Confessors - Gay for Caitlin

When I'm Gone by Redwing/CSIphile (PG-13)

Fandom Category: NCIS
Pairing: Kate/Gibbs
Fic Title: When I'm Gone
Author: Redwing/CSIphile
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2135324/1/
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Drama/Romance
WIP?: Nope

Why This Must Be Read: Its a sweet story, a touch of action start and finish and a nice amount of relationship building and settling into a lifestyle neither of them are really use to. Its a wonderful story and one of the better ones that focuses just as much on the plot as it does on the relationship going on in it.
Confessors - Gay for Caitlin

The Good Honeymoon Guide by heimedall (NC-17)

Fandom Category: NCIS
Pairing: Kate/Gibbs
Fic Title: The Good Honeymoon Guide
Author: heimedall
Link: http://heimedall.livejournal.com/57129.html
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17, Smut, Sex, Adult content - however you want to say it.
Genre: PWP
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: I think the summary speaks for itself! "When Kate's mind wanders, it goes right off track or maybe on..." Gotta have smut sometime, this was just different from everything else I've read.
Confessors - Gay for Caitlin

The Floods Cannot Drown It by xdawnfirex (PG-13)

Fandom Category: NCIS
Pairing: Kate/Gibbs
Fic Title: The Floods Cannot Drown It
Author: xdawnfirex
Link: http://xdawnfirex-fic.livejournal.com/46001.html
Rating/Warning(s): Mostly PG-13, but there is a smutty interlude in there.
Genre: AU
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: I don't really know why I was drawn to this one, just surfing around looking for something to read and I came across this - complete AU, Kate as a slave to Gibbs (a concubine even). I just got hooked on the way it was written more than anything else, but I've read it a couple of times now.
damon/bonnie, bedroom

Dark Angel...

Fandom Category:  Dark Angel
Pairing:  Max/Logan, Max/Alec subtones
Fic Title:  Before I Sleep: Chimera
Author:  Wildsky
Link:   http://wildsky.wordpress.com/2008/08/23/1-its-all-good/
Rating/Warning(s):  R
Genre:  Drama, Action, Angst, Violence
WIP?:  No  

Why This Must Be Read:  This is the first installment of a three-parter, it starts out Max/Logan and leads into Max/Alec in the sequels.  Novel-esque and excellent writing.  Especially good supporting characters and intriguing side plots.  One of my very favorite novel-length Dark Angel fics, the author does a great job not only with the tension/attraction between Max and Alec, but also of bringing the DA world to life and pulling you into the transgenic cause.  Make sure to read the 2 sequels! 

NCIS Cuffs

Kate/Gibbs recs

Fandom Category: NCIS
Pairing: Kate/Gibbs
Fic Title: Transparent
Author: B. Cavis
Link: http://bside.the-family-archives.com/transparent.html
Rating/Warning(s): Adult, sex, language
Genre: Angst
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: I see now why I have taken so long to make my first rec. I am terrible at it. Um... angsty sex is my favorite kind. Ari as a catalyst for Kate/Gibbs. How is that not the greatest thing ever? The writing is great but I've been sitting here for half an hour trying to decide how the writing is great and I can't seem to describe it. It just sort of flows and describes things differently and sounds appropriately like Gibbs' thoughts. lol

Fandom Category: NCIS
Pairing: Kate/Gibbs
Fic Title: Really
Author: B. Cavis
Link: http://bside.the-family-archives.com/Really.html
Rating/Warning(s): Adult, sex
Genre: Humor
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: It's actually a sequel to this but other than knowing Gibbs and Tony were locked in a basement and Kate "rescued" them, I don't think you have to read it to read this. Man. I really am terrible at this. I guess it's mostly the writing and the fact that it makes me laugh out loud and Gibbs being reduced to monosyllabic grunts.

Kate/Gibbs recs

Fandom Category: NCIS
Fic Title:
Come Hither
Author: Mindy Harmon
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3202217/1/Come_Hither
Rating/Warning(s): K
WIP?: None

Why This Must Be Read:
The fic is ligh and funny and can be seen not like strictly ship related. Both Gibbs and Kate are writen in-character.Just suppose Kate had witnessed Gibbs’ trick with the escapist cat…:)

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