August 23rd, 2010

han solo wants to know how you are
  • elaran

Star Wars, trilogy, Luke/Mara, Han/Leia.

Fandom Category: Star Wars
Pairing: Luke/Mara, Han/Leia
Fic Titles: Into the Storm, In Shadows and Darkness, At the Brink of the Dawn and the Darkness
Author: blank101
Link: Into The Storm, In Shadows And Darkness and At The Brink Of The Dawn And The Darkness
Rating/Warning(s): Psychological and physical torture, significantly more in the third fic, character death, violence.
Genre: Epic action, drama and romance.
WIP?: Nope (YAY)

Why This Must Be Read: AU set at the end of The Empire Strikes Back where Luke and his companions are caught and taken to Coruscant. This trilogy of fiction is epic. The characters are incredibly well drawn. Mara is written so strongly and her (and Luke) learning to balance between the dark and light side of the Force is portrayed with just the amount of effort needed. The roles the characters, both good and 'evil' and in the gray space in-between, play are amazingly intricate and well written. The use of the characters, how everything draws to a close is amazingly well done.
[Murdoch Mysteries] William/Julia - In t

We gotta make ends meet before we get much older by anuna_81 (PG-13)

Fandom Category: Castle/Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: Castle/Beckett, John/Elizabeth
Fic Title: We gotta make ends meet before we get much older
Author: anuna_81
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: instrospection, romance, a little angst
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This is the first Castle/Atlantis crossover I read, and this was just great. Anuna had captured all of their voices perfectly. If you love both shows, you can't not love this fic.
at | fionna the human

Air and Angels by irnan (PG-13)

Fandom Category: Star Wars
Pairing:  Padmé Amidala/Anakin Skywalker
Fic Title: Air and Angels
Author: irnan 
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13 (though there is one sexy tiem)
Genre: Humour/Action
WIP?: No. :D

Why This Must Be Read: ""Oh, look, just - show me that holo, OK?" Luke said irritably. "Yes, that one of your Mom. And, see - this - this is my father." Leia, still suspicious of him, took one look at his holo and paled. "Dad!" she exclaimed." So think The Parent Trap, add Skywalker twins and a dash of intergalactic conflict. Shake well. Serves unlimited fic readers. :D

irnan is an indepth fan, and her meta (especially on Anakin and Padme, within and beyond their relationship -- it provides a lot of background depth to her fics) is well worth a read if you think you can handle it (;D). Her fics however, are also otherwise beautifully accessible, and this one is no exception. This is fun, AU romp and I strongly encourage you to check out everything irnan 's written. It's well worth wading through the tags. :D Infact I may add more recs to this post, when I find another study break. :D
talk to the hand
  • elaran

Firefly/Supernatural, 2 recs, Zoe/John, Zoe/Dean

Fandom Category: Firefly/Supernatural
Pairing: Zoe Washburne/John Winchester
Fic Title: Blessings Against The Thunder
Author: vaznetti
Links: Each part links onto the next, some have several chapters.
Eurydice Settlement
Caieta Port
Xú Landing
Xinwuwei Docks
Blackout Zone
Blackout Zone: Epilogue
Rating/Warning(s): Violence, spoilers for Serenity
Genre: Action
WIP?: Yes

Why This Must Be Read: Because this is an interesting pairing that works really well, they fit together. It gets better when Sam and Dean turn up and the interactions between both crews are amusing and well written and while sometimes John's voice is a little off, everyone elses is just fine. The storyline draws together elements from both 'verses and it's an intriguing plot. (But mainly, I love this fic for how strong Zoe is and her opening up and John trying and yeah.)


And now I feel odd reccing this straight after the previous but anyway:

Fandom Category: Firefly/Supernatural
Pairing: Zoe Washburne/Dean Winchester
Fic Title: Time When...
Author: tassosss
Rating/Warning(s): Spoilers for Serenity, none for Spn
Genre: Romance?
WIP?: Nope

Why This Must Be Read: Because it's a reflective, amusing, loving look at the duration and aftermath of a hard time in Zoe's life and it involves the whole crew's excitement (even Jayne who is awesome here) at what happens and has moments of hilarity and heart-break and it gets better when Sam and Dean turn up.
Stefan & Elena

Draco/Ginny Rec: A Tale of Two Matchmakers

Fandom Category:Harry Potter
Fic Title: A Tale of Two Matchmakers
Rating/Warning(s): 6th-7th years on Mugglenet, het romance, intense snog sessions, some foul language
Genre:Romance, AU, humor, fluff, some angst
WIP?: nope its complete !

Why This Must Be Read: gosh where do i start... alright just to buff up this rec this was the first fic i ever read of this ship and i fell in love with it by the second chapter. It takes place in Draco's 6th year and Ginny's 5th. It disregards Draco's mission in HP6 and he is going to Hogwarts as a normal student. His best friend is Blaise Zambini... but with a twist. In this story this author Kerichi chose to have Blaise as a female which I had NEVER thought of but it is just amazing in this story. Blaise's character is great. She starts off as a tomboy then goes to prove to the school population that she is indeed a girl. With Ginny, she is kind of over her crush on Harry and just trying to find Mr. Right. The chemistry that Kerichi makes between Draco and Ginny is just great. Its hot and steamy while being cute and fluffy at the same time. The character of Luna is also a big one in the story as she is Ginny's best friend and she also has a romance that is an OC that is just so believeable to be attracted to Luna but he isnt some "weirdo".  Also look out for the great use of the character of Terry Boot who was minimally mentioned in the books as an above characters love interest. Plus as an added bonus this story is honest to God HILARIOUS i dont even remeber how many times i laughed out loud while ive read this story and i have read it from beginning to end 3 times ! Best parts of the story that you can look forward to: sneaking around Hogwarts to snog, Three Muskateers, Trips to Spain, intense family revelations, A Dark Night, A Gorilla Man, A Devilish Pirate and lots n lots of love