October 31st, 2010

First Knight, by Asha Dreamweaver, Buffy/Aragorn (Teen)

Fandom Category: Lord of the Rings/Buffy crossover
Pairing: Buffy Summers/Aragorn, background Arwen/Aragorn, Arwen/Legolas
Fic Title: First Knight
Author: Asha Dreamweaver
Link: Twisting the Hellmouth link or ff.net link.
Rating/Warning(s): Teen
Genre: Crossover, epic, AU, drama/romance
WIP?: Yes (57 chapters out of 61 complete)

Why This Must Be Read: Epic fic is epic.

Long, plotty, exploring all the characters and taking the story over the span of years, this story just builds and builds and builds. And this doesn't just cover the LotR movies like most crossovers; this begins pre-movie and then explores a lot of aspects not shown in the movie, so it's original. Summary: Buffy is sent to Middle Earth to help bring down Sauron. Her duty, like the Istari, is not to confront Sauron directly but to help those fated to face him bring him down. More specifically, she has to help the King of Gondor get his throne. Will Arwen and Aragorn’s love stand against the shadow? Will Legolas be able to keep a secret, which if revealed, could shatter the lives of those he cares for? Will Buffy be able to fulfil her duty? Will Denethor be able to put aside his animosity for the man who would supplant him? Will the ringbearer reach Mount Doom, or will he be cut down before he reaches his goal? And will Boromir resist the lure of the ring?

This Couldn't be More Unexpected by lexiesloan (PG)

Fandom Category: Glee
Pairing: Matt Rutherford/Quinn Fabray
Fic Title: This Couldn't be More Unexpected
Author: lexiesloan
Link: http://lexiesloan.livejournal.com/167205.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG, spoilers for the first half of Season 1
Genre: Romance, with hints of Drama and Angst
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Because it's one of the only fics in the fandom for this pairing (which is a pity), and it's beautifully written, plus it's an awesome look at a character that is ridiculously underutilized on the show. It follows them through several weeks of time, and really shows the development of their relationship through Matt's eyes. It's all very teenage and the little quirks of Matt and Quinn's personalities that the author throws in complement the story well. Overall, it's just a beautiful teenage romance story that manages to be funny and avoid being sappy by being very real. Plus, Matt/Quinn is such an awesome pairing that not being exposed to it at some point should be a crime.
rpf: torri/joe: just like it's written
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Certainties by Jen (PG-13)

Fandom: RPF: Stargate: Atlantis
Pairing: Torri Higginson/Joe Flanigan
Fic Title: Certainties
Author: phrenitis
Link: http://phrenitis.livejournal.com/113467.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13, rpf, adultery
Genre: Romance
Special Rec: 31/31

Why This Must Be Read:
1. It's Joe/Torri RPF.
2. It's written by phrenitis.
3. The imagery is beautiful, the writing clear and descriptive.
4. The actorisations (heh) are awesome and perfect.
5. Did I mention it's Joe/Torri RPF??

Seriously, though. If you like RPF, if you like Stargate: Atlantis, if you like good writing and excellent storytelling with deft touches of romance and drama and angst... read this story. You won't regret it.