August 8th, 2010

Find A Way

'Miss de Bourgh in Bath' by SwordSwallower17

Fandom Category: Austen, Pride & Prejudice
Pairing: Anne de Bourgh/OMC
Fic Title: Miss de Bourgh in Bath
Author: SwordSwallower17
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Romance, Drama
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: This is a great follow up to Pride and Prejudice that not only gives attention to a great secondary character, but also stays true to the world and characters created by Austen. This fic is magic in the way it presents the slow awakening of Anne de Bourgh as she steps outside Rosings Park and realizes that the world is not quite as Lady Catherine has painted it. I like that Anne makes mistakes and misjudges and slowly wakes to her own prejudices and flaws, even as she discovers the world and her own capabilities and value. She's petulant and jealous at times, but also brave and kind and willing to correct herself--a true fleshed out character. You'll be cheering for her and wishing for her happy ending. The supporting cast is varied and textured, and there are some lovely cameos by some familiar characters. Enjoy!

Pride and Prejudice - Liz/Darcy - The Library

Fandom Category: Pride and Prejudice
Pairing: Mr. Darcy/Elizabeth Bennett
Fic Title: The Library
Author: Odessa of Wrath
Link: The Library
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: What would've happened if Darcy and Liz were trapped together in the Netherfield library? This story is absolutely lovely and the interaction between the two are spot-on; it really makes you believe this could've been a deleted scene. Darcy is trying to keep himself in check and fight his attraction to Elizabeth (cause it's so improper!) but he's obviously failing miserably.

Star Trek - Spock/Uhura - Lifetime

Fandom Category: Star Trek XI
Pairing: Spock/Uhura
Fic Title: Lifetime
Author: SEEKER-2000
Link: Lifetime
Rating/Warning(s): PG, Tissue warning
Genre: Romance, Angst
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This is actually an expanded story from the same author's 20 Sentences Series (that's also amazing). This story will make you cry A LOT. Like bucket loads of tears. It deals with the fact that one half of a beautiful happy couple is biologically destined to live twice as long as the other. It also blends in elements of the movie with amazing ease and even though Spock and Uhura are in their old age in this story, they still feel completely in character. It'll either make you want to go find your soulmate to grow old with... or make you want to kill yourself.  Or a little of both. That's how beautifully their love was depicted in this story.

Pride & Prejudice - Elizabeth/Darcy - Her Price

Fandom Category: Pride & Prejudice
Pairing: Elizabeth Bennet/Mr. Darcy
Fic Title: Her Price
Author: mrsmish
Link: Her Price
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: What if, following Mr. Collins' insulting proposal and insinuation that Elizabeth may never receive another suitable offer, Mr. Darcy proposes later that same day?  Collapse )
MASS EFFECT: vanguard charge
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In Which Nothing Smells Like Fudge (Warehouse 13), by ijemanja (NC17)

Fandom Category: Warehouse 13
Pairing: Myka Bering/Pete Lattimer
Fic Title: In Which Nothing Smells Like Fudge
Author: ijemanja
Rating/Warning(s): NC17; no spoilers
Genre: Porn, Humour
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read:

I'm really fond of funny, goofy, or awkward sex in fanfic. This fic scores all sorts of points on the funny and goofy front, while still being a porny good time. There's not much plot to this fic. Myka and Pete bicker, and make out, and bicker some more. And ijemanja nails their voices.

If Pete and Myka were ever to get porny in canon, it would definitely sound something like this:

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MASS EFFECT: vanguard charge
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And a Cup of Crazy (Skip Beat!), by boonies (PG)

Fandom Category: Skip Beat!
Pairing: Kyoko Mogami/Sho Fuwa
Fic Title: And a Cup of Crazy
Author: boonies
Rating/Warning(s): PG; SPOILERS through chapter 143
Genre: Humour, Unrequited
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read:

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Kyoko/Sho is my guilty pleasure pairing in the Skip Beat! fandom. Kyoko deserves so much better than the man who discarded her without remorse, but. . . there's something I find deeply appealing about their interactions. There's so much history between them, and they understand one another better than either of them is comfortable with.

In this story, Sho remains firmly in denial about how important Kyoko is to him--while very obviously caring about his place in her heart. This is always tricky with Skip Beat! fic, but boonies captures the feel of the manga: Kyoko's wild emotional ups and downs, and Sho's arrogance and childishness.

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