June 2nd, 2010

dylan gasp

Charlie's Angels rec, Dylan/Anthony

Fandom Category: Charlie's Angels: The Movie
Pairing: Dylan/Anthony (aka Creepy Thin Man)
Fic Title: Wet Red
Author: Syn
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1424036/1/
Rating/Warning(s): R
Genre: Drama
WIP?: No, it's a completed one-shot

Why This Must Be Read: This is one of my very favorite authors, I've followed her through several fandoms and would read anything of hers. I recommend this story because it builds on the mystery of the creepy thin man and explores his psyche. I wasn't especially drawn to this ship just from watching the first movie, but the author paints the thin man as a desperately lonely man who has become obsessed with Dylan. She feels herself similarly entranced, yet torn... mostly because he's so creepy. :) I believe there's a sequel as well, if you check out the author's home page.

breakfast club

The Breakfast Club, Claire/John

Fandom Category: The Breakfast Club
Pairing: Claire/John
Fic Title: Here With Me
Author: aim-snap-fall
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2806211/1/
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Romance/Drama
WIP?: No (completed one-shot)

Why This Must Be Read: This is a quick snapshot scene, ten years into the future after the movie ended. It's Valentine's Day and John is just closing up his garage when Claire stops by in the pouring rain with a broken down car. You can tell that they've remained friends through the years, along with the rest of the breakfast club, but they never got anywhere very serious as a couple, even though it's clear they have deeper feelings for one another. The author keeps Claire and John in perfect character, with teasing dialogue and a happy ending.

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Love Will Come Through, by Parrotfic (PG)

Fandom Category: Superman Returns, (the recent movie)
Pairing: Lois/Clark, Lois/Richard
Fic Title: Love Will Come Through
Author: Parrotfic
Link: http://community.livejournal.com/parrotfic/8233.html
Rating/Warning(s): Pg-ish?
Genre: Post-movie.
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: The thing I most disliked about the movie is oddly the thing I love most about this fic: the relationship between Lois and Clark (not Lois and Superman). In the newest movie, it seemed as if Lois barely even knew Clark existed, and that wasn't what I had in mind from all other permutations of the Superman tale. This fic does a lot to bridge the gap of how this Lois and Clark could become friends, and then more. It's perfectly in character, and does justice to Richard White's character. The voices sing true, and it's really a great exploration of a post-movie tale.

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Labyrinth, Two Recs, Sarah/Jareth

Fandom Category: Labyrinth
Pairing: Sarah/Jareth
Fic Title: The Enticement
Author: Scattered Logic
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1254216/1/
Rating/Warning(s): M (for explicit sex)
Genre: romance/angst
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: I love this story so much that I actually downloaded it so that I could still read it if FFN ever died. It's one of those magical stories that's full of all sorts of tired fandom cliches but never once feels like it. From start to finish it's realistically and beautifully written and, amazingly, is almost entirely Jareth and Sarah alone together with no big jumps in time or boring bits. I seriously cried the first time I read it (and possibly every other subsequent time). Plus, it's a Christmas fic!

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