November 30th, 2010

100 | on raven's wings
  • hariboo

miss jane austen presents by falseeeyelashes (PG)

Fandom Category: The West Wing
Pairing: Ainsely Hayes/Sam Seaborn
Fic Title: miss jane austen presents
Author: falseeeyelashes 
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: romance, post series
WIP?: nope.
Special Rec: 28/30

Why This Must Be Read: One of my favourite ships that never got a chance to flourish on the show, I love the idea of Ainsely and Sam coming together after the show ends in those gap years we are hinted at. Lovely prose, this is one of my favourite Ainsely characterisations.

Star Trek XI | Spock/Uhura

Fandom Category: Star Trek XI
Pairing: Spock/Uhura
Fic Title: Receive Transmission | A Clear Violation of the Starfleet Code of Conduct
Author: tristesses 
Link: Receive TransmissionA Clear Violation of the Starfleet Code of Conduct
Rating/Warning(s): NC17
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: These two stories are in the same series and they're both amazingly written, hot and fun. The relationship dynamic is a little kinky (think Secretary) but not over the top and it feels very in character. There's also another sequel Quiet in the Library that was recced in the ship's manifesto post and that one is just as deliciously sexy.

Two X-Files recs: Of Mothmen and Militant Nationalists by 19 and Games We Play by Wintersong

Fandom Category:The X-Files
Pairing: Dana Scully/Fox Mulder
Fic Title: Of Mothmen and Militant Nationalists
Author: 19
Rating/Warning(s): R, for language
Genre: Action/adventure, seminar fic.
WIP?: Work in progress or a complete fic: no
Why This Must Be Read: This, like the one that follows, is a tale about Mulder and Scully at work, this time at a seminar, and how unexpected events result in them demonstrating their communication skills. The reactions of the other agents to their (creative and unexpected) solution to the hostage situation they find themselves in and their explanation of it is hilarious.

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"What Matters More" by misscam || Merlin || Arthur/Gwen

Fandom Category: Merlin
Pairing: Arthur/Gwen
Fic Title: What Matters More
Author: misscam
Link: HERE
Rating/Warning(s): Teen
Genre: Drama, Romance
WIP?: No
Why This Must Be Read: misscam has a great feel for characterization, and her Gwen is especially fantastic. She's regal and commanding while still being the Gwen we know, and in this story, she renders Uther more sympathetic by letting readers understand his perspective better, as much as we might disagree with his worldview. Great sections of Arthur/Gwen romance, and the Gwen/Merlin friendship makes a great appearance, too. This story follows the first part of "The Coming of Arthur," and is likely AU from there after the second part airs.
Kitty on the Tracks
  • zinke

The Thing About Mornings by fialka (PG-13/R)

Fandom Category: Castle
Pairing: Castle/Beckett
Fic Title: The Thing About Mornings
Author: fialka
Link: The Thing About Mornings (link goes directly to the most recent story in the series, which contains links to all previous installments)
Rating/Warning(s): Overall for the series PG-13/R for language and sexual situations
Genre: Angst, AU
WIP?: Yes

Why This Must Be Read: fialka is hands down one of the most talented writers of Castle fic out there. This story – a beautiful, angsty, just-romantic-enough character study that reads as anything but – stands out in particular because it is, quite literally, so good it hurts. In this series, Fi asks one of the great unthinkable ‘what ifs’ of Castledom, and does so with a quiet realism that is poignant and stays steadfastly true to what makes the show such an absolute joy to watch: the characters.

100 | on raven's wings
  • hariboo

At the Edge of Dusk by Omoni (PG-13)

Fandom Category: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Pairing: Mai/Zuko, Suki/Sokka, slight ust Katara/Aang
Fic Title: At the Edge of Dusk
Author: Omoni
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: romance, post series, family, friendship.
WIP?: nope.
Special Rec: 29/30

Why This Must Be Read: Fun and realistically joyous look at the last few months of the show and first year or so of Zuko's time as Firelord told through, mostly, Mai's point of view. You can see clearly see how much Zuko and Mai care for each other during the time they are apart after "The Boiling Rock" and how their relationship continues after Team Avatar saves the world. Delightfully funny at some points, you can clearly hear the character's voices throughout this fic because Zuko, let's face it is a dorkface but Mai loves him anyway. There are also lovely friendship moments with almost every one of the kids, especially Suki and Mai who would really make the most awesome of friends.
stock: dancing

the girl at the end of the rainbow by girl-still (PG-13)

Fandom Category: Wizards of Waverly Place
Pairing: Max/Harper
Fic Title: The Girl at the End of the Rainbow
Author: girl-still
Link: Over here.
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13, Swearing
Genre: Angst & Comfort
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read:  The writing style causes a sense of understanding and experience from the author herself.  The characterization is shocking with its presentation of the once-so-innocent Max Russo and offers Harper Finkle a new look to a young woman, who begins to represent a light in a dreary world.  At the beginning of the fic, the feeling is solemn and gray until the end, when the reader can almost feel the meaning of the title.  In a fandom where one particular pairing dominates, this story stands out with color. 

"Mild Irritation" by greyslostwho (PG)

Fandom Category: Castle
Pairing: Rick Castle/Kate Beckett (slight Kevin Ryan/Jenny ?)
Fic Title: Mild Irritation
Author: greyslostwho
Rating/Warning(s): No rating stated; I'll call it PG/Mild spoilers for seasons 1 & 2
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This very sweet story starts with the beginning we already know to the ending we can only hope for. Told from Beckett's perspective, this story drifts along from one event to another, leaving the reader hoping that it continues, that we find out what happens next ... and it does!
100 | on raven's wings
  • hariboo

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Fandom Category: Stargate SG-1
Pairing: Vala Mal Doran/Daniel Jackson
Fic Title: As Always, Unexpected
Author: little_giddy 
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: friendship, ust, banter, humour
WIP?: nope.
Special Rec: 30/30

Why This Must Be Read: I wanted to end this month of reccing with happiness and nothing makes me happier than ANYTHING little_giddy writes, especially for Daniel and Vala. This fic is pure joy in which we find Daniel and Vala finding themselves in misadventures in Washington D.C. These two just can't seem to have a normal night out.

And if you like this one, but want some more meat on you fic, you should check out Domino Motion (fic tag) because it is also another favourite fic of me from this author, for this pairing. An epic tale that changes up season 10 and does it awesomely so, adding layers that we wished we had seen in the show.

Lastly, I just want to say this last month as been one awesome ride in reccing. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. :D