November 24th, 2010

100 | on raven's wings
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Economics by VO1 (R)

Fandom Category: Sailor Moon
Pairing: Senshi/Shittenou: Minako Aino/Kunzite, Rei Hino/Jedite, Makoto Kino/Nephrite***; Usagi Tuskino/Mamoru Chiba.
Fic Title: Economics
Author: VO1
Rating/Warning(s): R, recreational drug use (ZACH!!!), language
Genre: humour, romance, AU
WIP?: nope!
Special Rec: 21/30

Why This Must Be Read
: Reccing this is like coming out of a fandom closet. Sailor Moon and the senshi/shittenou pairings were my first serious ships AND fandom ever. I love all of them so much and they are like the otps of otps to me. This is definitely one of the lighter and funner fics of them out there as they usually have to do a lot with the Shittenou making amends for their ~dark pasts and betraying their King. But! This is an AU! A wonderful AU that lets you see how they all would interact if they were just normal people with normal problems. What I love most about this is how distinct each character is and how all the relationships are intertwined and built upon. Mina is struggling artist who thanks to her friend Darien (Mamoru's English name) meets Kevin (Kunzite's English name here) and low and behold LOVE OCCURS. Of course things are never that simple when you bring their families, their lifestyles and exes.

VO1's other fic, As We Were, is also a staple in the senshi/shittenou world imho. Fun and bringing in more elements from the show/manga it is definitely worth a read, don't let mean formatting deter you!

* Because of the fact that a lot of these characters have Japanese AND English names I'll ask the mods to tell me which they prefer. I've used the Japanese versions here.
** The gents in this fic and others have American or different Japanes names than used in the tags in most fics where they are included which usually has to do with the ~rebirth they undergo.
*** Also the Minako Aino/Kunzite, Rei Hino/Jedite, Ami Mizuno/Zoicite (not Zoycite, who is more commonly known as the dubbed America female version of the character), Makoto Kino/Nephrite are all usually considered, and clumped together as, the Senshi/Shittenou pairings in their corner of the fandom I think it would be fine when tagging this fic (and maybe future fics) to use senshi/shittenou as a tag for these four pairings. More often than not they are included together anyway. Mod's call, of course.
100 | on raven's wings
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Silver Alliance by Lynnwood (R)

Fandom Category: Sailor Moon
Pairing: Senshi/Shittenou: Minako Aino/Kunzite, Rei Hino/Jedite, Makoto Kino/Nephrite, Ami Mizuno/Zoicite, Usagi Tuskino/Mamoru Chiba (here as Serenity/Endymion).
Fic Title: Silver Alliance
Author: Lynnwood
Link: (uncensored version)
Rating/Warning(s): R; violence, war times
Genre: humour, romance, AU, ANGSTY,
WIP?: yep. It does get updated but not as regularly as I would like.
Special Rec: 22/30

Why This Must Be Read: This one is also an AU, but a darker one. The relationships here aren't as pretty and neat as the previous rec. I will be honest and say there are somethings I don't fully agree with in this AU, but I find it paints such an interesting picture of how the Silver Millennium could have gone and it's politics. None of the romances, except Serenity and Endymion arguably, happen all that happily this time around. (Honestly, they're all stupid in love with each other. Emphasis on the stupid.) The characterisations are fresh for the setting and there are never enough Silver Millennium fics out there.
100 | on raven's wings
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The Day We Never Kissed by DocPaul (NC-17)

Fandom Category: Roswell
Pairing: Maria Deluca/Michael Guerin, Liz Parker/Max Evans, Isabel Evans/Alex Whitman, some minor Tess Harding/Kyle Valenti and some Tess Harding/Max Evans
Fic Title: The Day We Never Kissed
Author: DocPaul
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17 eventually, but mostly PG-13 -- R
Genre: fork in the road, AU, friendship, romance, episode tags (kinda)
WIP?: nope
Special Rec: 23/30

Why This Must Be Read
: Basically this epic epic retelling of Roswell is focused on action and what would have happened had it never occurred: What if Michael and Maria had never had that first kiss in the Crashdown? How does this change the relationship between the Czechoslovakians and Roswellians? The results are interesting to say the least. Some things change, some things REALLY changes, and some not at all.
100 | on raven's wings
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The Misson by SailorPtah

Fandom Category: Crossover -- Carmen Sandiego/Where's Waldo
Pairing: Carmen Sandiego/Waldo
Fic Title: The Mission
Author: SailorPtah
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: crossover, spy times.
WIP?: nope
Special Rec: 24/30

Why This Must Be Read: Done for a once sentence challenge this fic does an amazing job at building a believable world where these can interact realistically in 50 sentences. Awesome fic, just read.