January 11th, 2011


Challenge 56

In addition to any recs you wish to post at any time, the comm has bi-weekly rec challenges issued by the mods.

Challenge 56:

Category: TV Shows That Were Canceled Too Soon (3 seasons or less)
Deadline: January 25
Challenge: Rec us your favorite fics from TV shows that were canceled too soon. We want recs from any series that had 3 seasons or less - shows like 4400, Arrested Development, Better Off Ted, Caprica, Dark Angel, Dead Like Me, Dollhouse, Dresden Files, Earth 2, Everwood, Firefly, Flashforward, Freaks and Geeks, Jericho, Kyle XY, Legend of the Seeker, Life, Life on Mars, Moonlight, My So-Called Life, Pushing Daises, Roswell, Sports Night, Standoff, Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, Tru Calling, Twin Peaks, Veronica Mars, Wonderfalls, and more! Any and all het pairings welcome! Just c/p the text below and post it as a new entry:

You do not need to ask for posting rights. Just become a member and rec your favorites!

Feel free to pimp this comm to your friends so that we get more het fans!

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Sonata: Behind Closed Doors by Donnamour1969

Fandom Category: "Moonlight" (challenge 56, TV shows canceled too soon)
Pairing: Mick St. John/Beth Turner (primary, but lots of Josef Kostan/Simone Walker also at times)
Fic Title: Sonata: Behind Closed Doors (picks up at the very moment the series leaves off)
Author: donnamour1969
Link: http://community.livejournal.com/moonlight_fics/143013.html
Rating/Warning(s): NC17 (vampire/human sex), spoilers for everything in the one and only season of "Moonlight".
Genre: Romance/Drama/Humor
WIP?: No (The first of 14 stories in a series, but each story is complete in itself.)

Why This Must Be Read: This was the best post-Sonata (the last episode of the series) continuation of the relationship between vampire detective Mick St. John and human investigator Beth Turner that I was able to find in 2009, and each succeeding story in the series has improved upon the last. If you don't mind stories written in alternating first-person POV's (mainly Mick and Beth to start with, but snarky vampire millionaire Josef Kostan and his take-no-crap 'freshie'/lawyer/love-interest Simone get to have their say, too) and you really want to know what happened after the final scene in the series, not only with Beth and Mick but with that list of vampires in L.A. that was sent to the assistant D.A. and Coraline's powerful vampire family, etc., then this is the place to start.

With another thirteen complete stories in the series (many of them consisting of 10 chapters or more), it's like getting a full second and third season of "Moonlight" (well, what the uncensored, made-for-premium-cable version of "Moonlight"'s second and third seasons might have been, at least).

Wish You Away by tokenblkgirl

Pairing: Bonnie Bennett/Damon Salvatore
Fic Title: Wish You Away
Author: tokenblkgirl
Link: http://tokenblkgirl.livejournal.com/90763.html

Rating/Warning(s): NC17, Language, smutty content, general season 1 spoilers.
Genre: Romance/Drama
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This what happens when your head and your heart are in conflict. Bonnie’s head says that she and Damon don’t like each other at all, but this doesn’t stop neither on them from embarking in a secret affair full of steamy sex and snark.  It’s pretty obvious they want to be together, and that they love tease each other but… this simple fact doesn’t magically erases Damon’s vampiric amorality or Bonnie’s issues with it. They push throughout their differences anyway and if a reluctant tenderness is lurking underneath the UST, they both pretend they know nothing of it. This is simply a fabulous, highly sexy ficlet with a very ‘real’ feeling to it.


Whispered Like Prayers by Blackbamba

Fandom Category: Merlin

Pairing: Guinevere/Arthur Pendragon
Fic Title:
Whispered Like Prayers


Author: BlackBamba

Rating/Warning(s): NC17
Genre: Romance/Drama

WIP?: No
Why This Must Be Read: It’s a great portrayal of the ‘morning after’ the new royal couple wedding night, and it paints beautifully both Gwen insecurities about becoming queen, despite not being raised to fill that role, and Arthur’s faith and devotion to her. It’s also BOTH sweet and hot. The very best of Gwen/Arthur

I Promise by gracerevealed

Pairing: Bonnie Bennett/Damon Salvatore
Fic Title: I Promise
Author: graverevealed
Link: http://gracerevealed.livejournal.com/1804.html#cutid1

Rating/Warning(s): NC17, Language, smutty content

Genre: Romance/Drama
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Thic fic is smutty – it has Bonnie and Damon experimenting a little, bedroom-wise, and Damon resentfully liking the way Bonnie goes all dominant on him. Yet, this fic ends not being about the sex at all – the contest can be a friends-with-benefits relationship, but there are palpable undertones of trust, and desire and two strong, willful people discovering they stumbled on the edge of something more than lust. It was among the first Bamon fics I’ve ever read, and I still remember it as one of my very favorites.


"A Fine and Endless Cycle" by the_spin (NC-17)

For challenge 56: TV Shows That Were Canceled Too Soon (3 seasons or less)

Fandom Category: Veronica Mars
Pairing: Veronica/Logan, Veronica/Piz
Fic Title: A Fine and Endless Cycle
Author: the_spin
Link: http://community.livejournal.com/veronicamarsfic/1573057.html
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17
Genre: Angst, Romance, Drama

Why This Must Be Read: Probably my favorite VM fanfic. The writing is fantastic. The characters are incredibly in character. It's got angst and romance, but it's dark and restrained and complicated, just like the characters. The story takes place where Veronica Mars ended too soon, at the end of season 3, with Veronica still with Piz, with her and Logan orbiting each other as they do, trying to figure out who they are, and who they are if they are together. If the show had to end too early, this is possibly the scenario I would have wanted to see play out in the TV show afterlife.

Challenge 56: Firefly Rec

Fandom Category: Firefly
Pairing: Mal/Inara
Fic Title: The More Beautiful Question
Author: leiascully
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3614214/1/The_More_Beautiful_Question
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Romance/Angst
WIP?: No, it's complete

Why This Must Be Read: Takes place post "Serenity" (the film). Mal and Inara have a much needed discussion. Told from Mal's POV. The author captures the voices of the characters so perfectly.
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one betsy-tacy rec

Fandom Category: Betsy-Tacy
Pairing: Betsy Ray/Joe Willard
Fic Title: A selection of letters found in the estate of Mrs. Bettina Anastacia Willard Kirchner upon her death.
Author: athenejen
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): G
Genre: Romance, Epistolary fiction
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 11/31

Why This Must Be Read: Chances are that very few of you know these books and even fewer have read them recently. There are maybe five fics for this series on the internet (I would know, I've looked everywhere); this is a fandom that's almost exclusively limited to Yuletide. But if you know Joe and Betsy at all, this story is so very them. Not only is this a perfect look into Betsy and Joe's relationship in the time right after the last book in the series, but there are so many small canon references that it really does feel like a continuation of the novels.

A lost connection by southern cross

Fandom Category: Kyle XY (challenge 56, TV shows canceled too soon)
Pairing: Kyle XY/Jessi XX

Fic Title: A Lost Connection


Link: </font>http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4950414/1/A_Lost_Connection

Rating/Warning(s): Mature

Genre: Romance/Drama

 WIP?: Yes, unfortunately – but don’t let this discourages you, you would miss out.

Why This Must Be Read: Anything  Kessi-related by southern cross is pure poetry, but this story picks off where last season left us, to continue the various’ characters journey after a few years… following the intentions Julie Plec had set for the series’ future during a post-finale interview. Besides, it’s Jessi and Kyle trying to rebuild their unique connection after a long separation, when they both adult and jaded but determined as ever. What there’s to not love?