December 21st, 2010

everybodylives

Out of the Woods by The Blue Raven

Fandom: Sanctuary
Pairing: Ashley Magnus/Henry Foss
Fic title: Out of the Woods
Author: The Blue Raven
Link: Here
Rating: T
Genre: One-shot, romance, hurt/comfort
WIP?: No

Why this must be read: Because Henry knows how to look after Ashley when she's been shot by the Cabal. This is romantic and sweet yet Ashley remains her spikey self and the banter she shared with Henry on-screen is still wonderfully present. This is two people who grew up side by side in extraordinary circumstances and have always been there for and loved each other. It's a wonderful journey into Ashley realising what that love is now and how much she needs it and she isn't afraid to go after what she wants, even when Henry is. A truly wonderful read that flows beautifully.
100 | on raven's wings

If Wishes Were Horses by tobinfic (NC-17)

Fandom Category
: Star Trek 09
Pairing
: Janice Rand/Jim Kirk, Christine Chapel/Leonard McCot, Number One/Captain Christopher Pike, other briefly mentioned slash and het pairings
Fic Title
: If Wishes Were Horses
Author
: tobinfic
Link
: http://tobinfic.livejournal.com/37794.html -- master list of fic
Rating/Warning(s)
: NC-17, Brief mention of attempted sexual assault; nothing more graphic than the episode The Enemy Within. (taken directly from author's meta info.)
Genre
: Romance, Friendship, UST, work dynamics on a space ship.
WIP
?: No

Why This Must Be Read
: I started reading this fic not long after I recced my last bunch of Star Trek fic. I lost a whole afternoon to it! What I enjoyed best about this fic is that is very much about Janice, her life, and her growth from a determined but unsure young girl to a young woman who helps runs arguably the most difficult ship in the Federation. I love how the the author draws out Jancie's relationships with everyone around her, particularly Captain Pike as a friend and mentor, with the ladies of the Enterprise and with Kirk himself. (Can I just say, I think these two might be my new favourite couple for this movie?)
Jules=feeling awesome

Butterflies by Razer Athane (Rated PG-13)

Fandom Category: Tekken
Pairing: Tougou x Miharu Hirano
Fic Title: Butterflies
Author: Razer Athane
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5691218/1/Butterflies
Rating/Warning(s): A few spoilers for T6's Scenario Campaign
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Rare pairs composed of minor characters is as rare as it gets in the Tekken fandom. With good writing and some pretty imagery to boot, what's not to like?
[thor] red rum

"Sweft Off His Feet" by hereswith (r)

Fandom Category: Firefly
Pairing: Mal/River
Fic Title: Swept Off His Feet
Author: hereswith
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): R
Genre: one-shot
WIP?: No.
Special Rec: 13/20

Why This Must Be Read: I think Mal/River is a squick for some people, and this fic covers all the reasons why. But it also deftly shows that River isn't just a young girl - she's a young, determined woman who isn't afraid to let people (Mal) know what she wants. With a River as single-minded as this, I don't see Mal lasting long :D
arrow; hacking is such an ugly word

Stolen Kiss by h_loquacious (PG)

Fandom Category: The Mentalist
Pairing: Teresa Lisbon/Patrick Jane
Fic Title: Stolen Kiss
Author: h_loquacious
Link: LJ // FFN
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This fic drew me in right from the beginning. It's light and sweet, but not overly so. Fantastic characterization and dialogue, complete with fairy tale narrative that casts Jane as a sorcerer (he may be just that pretty but I think we can all agree that he's no Prince Charming). Also includes a unique -- but still realistic -- Red John resolution. Well-paced and highly enjoyable, I could really hear both characters' voices come through in this. I read a lot of Jane/Lisbon fic; this one is memorable.


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