December 15th, 2010

[btvs]{b/a} never forget

"Small Step For Man" by toft (nc17)

Fandom Category: Greek and Roman Mythology
Pairing: Artemis/Apollo
Fic Title: Small Step For Man
Author: Toft
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17
Genre: relationship study. From the beginning to the end of the world.
WIP?: No.
Special Rec: 10/20

Why This Must Be Read: My favourite mythology fics are ones that portray the gods like mortals, just bigger. These two are twins, with the intertwined destiny that accompanies such a thing. Apollo is callous and Artemis cold, Apollo shallow and material while Artemis is forever chaste. But they are subject to their own flaws, much like humans, and even though they may make mortal mistakes, they will never die.

Promise What You Will, by vegarin

Fandom Category: Haven
Pairing: Audrey/Nathan
Fic Title: Promise What You Will
Author: vegarin
Link: http://vegarin.livejournal.com/59920.html
Rating/Warning(s): pg-13
Genre: post-s1.
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: Summary: "Who am I, Nathan?" Audrey and Nathan on a road trip. Post-s1 fic, so please don't read if you haven't watched the season one finale, because this has major spoilers and won't make a lick of sense otherwise. Audrey, Nathan, a road trip and the biggest identity crisis ever. Read it, and you'll love it!

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Daddy's Girl by Speakfire

Fandom Category: Die Hard
Pairing: Holly Gennaro/John McClane, Lucy McClane/Matt Farrell
Fic Title: Daddy's Girl
Author: Speakfire
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4131024/1/Daddys_Girl
Rating/Warning(s): PG, spoilers for all Die Hard movies.
Genre: Introspection, backstory, angst, romance(ish).
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: I walked out of the fourth Die Hard movie with two very present thought processes. The first: I want post-movie John/Holly like you would NOT BELIEVE. The second: Lucy McClane is 10000% her father's daughter and just as much her mother's child.

This little gem of the story takes Lucy out for a spin and not only gives us a beautiful view of her childhood and the ways in which she is completely her father's daughter, but also the ways she's completely herself. This isn't so much a romantic story as a story about a daughter and a father, neither of whom is very successful at their role all that often. It's fairly short, but incredibly satisfying.
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Merlin Fic: Arthur/Morgana

So although I'm a member of this community I didn't know Merlin was included in this challenge until I saw it in a Merlin community. I bring you a fabulous Arthur/Morgana fic I've just read.

Fandom Category: Merlin
Pairing: Morgana/Arthur Pendragon
Fic Title: The Long Road Home
Author: a_boleyn1230
Link:  CHAPTER 1 (Each chapter links to next)
Rating/Warning(s): Only S1 Compliant, NR but I would say PG-13. The author also warns that it's "long" but that's a good thing.
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No.
Why This Must Be Read: If you're at all interested in Arthur/Morgana read this fic! It portrays the characters really well, is filled with angst and drama, and is nice and long (15 chapters) for maximum enjoyment. "Arthur and Morgana are in love, but Uther has already made plans for Morgana's future. Thus begins a journey where duty clashes with emotion. " So slight hurt/comfort with a happy ending.
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5 Merlin Recs

Fandom Category: Merlin BBC
Pairing: Guinevere "Gwen"/Merlin, Morgana/Arthur Pendragon
Fic Title: close your eyes (and it will seem)
Author: ice_connoisseur
Link: http://letherebelight.livejournal.com/1691.html
Rating/Warning(s): G
Genre: Fluff, AU
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: A beautiful story that takes the pairings that were hinted at in the first series and takes them in a completely different direction. The story is told by Morgana and Merlin, mainly, but the voices of Gwen and Arthur are equally as strong. We see how things might have been different if just one little thing here and there had changed -- if Arthur had held his tongue just once, or if Merlin had learned caution just a little more quickly, and so on. The story revolves around the choices the characters make, and how their lives are shaped by them. Destiny takes a different road, and the end result is far more beautiful than any could ever have hoped for.

A lovely, lovely story.

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