January 12th, 2011


"Beyoncé the Vampire Slayer" by impertinence (explicit)

Fandom Category: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Pairing: Beyonc
é Knowles/Jay-Z
Fic Title: Beyonc
é the Vampire Slayer
Rating/Warning(s): A couple of explicit sex scenes, but definitely not PWP.  Also some violence, given that vampire/demon slayage is involved.
Genre: Romance, action, RPF/AU
WIP?: No
Author's summary:
Beyoncé and her Watcher Kanye go to Jay-Z's mansion to retrieve Rihanna, who's just been called as a Slayer. It ends up being slightly more complicated than anticipated.

Now, I know next to nothing about rap/hip-hop/R&B.  I know next to nothing about these four artists in particular, although I'm aware of their respective hit songs and Kanye West's Twitter feed.  And I definitely don't read RPF fic.  It squicks me.  But this one is 100% worth making an exception for.  

The premise:
Beyoncé is a Slayer.  Kanye West is her Watcher.  Newly-called Rihanna is mogul Jay-Z's ward.  Hijinks ensue.

Worth reading just for Watcher!Kanye, but Slayer!Beyoncé is also a pretty great creation, a totally competent badass who knows herself and her responsibilities.  The romance between her and Jay-Z is slowly and carefully spun out, and while this fic is certainly het, there's also a perfectly good demon-to-defeat plot that could stand alone without the romance--or in a more traditional Buffyverse fic, even.  There's also a cameo by Buffy Summers herself and some awesomecakes
fanart to boot.

Challenge 56: Dollhouse Rec

Fandom Category: Dollhouse
Pairing: Sierra/Victor
Fic Title: Identity Crisis 101
Rating/Warning(s): Teen and up, nothing too explicit
Genre: Romance, adventure, AU
WIP?: No
Author's summary:
Sierra's 32 personalities and Victor's 49 personalities composite and go on the run together.

A quick, clever, spot-on-in-character look at what might happen if Sierra and Victor ended up as multiple-people-in-one-body the way Alpha and Echo did.  Slightly AU, as that didn't (and then, it turned out, couldn't) happen in canon. 

Challenge 56: Dollhouse Rec

Fandom Category: Dollhouse
Pairing: Sierra/Victor (Priya/Tony, really, but there's not a tag for that)
Fic Title: Guns and Pretty Girls and Other Things That Steal Your Soul
Author: penny_lane_42 

Rating/Warning(s): R
Genre: Angst
WIP?: No
Author's summary:
The feel of her is as familiar as the weight of a gun in his hands.

Given how little we really know about Priya and Tony as people independent of the Dollhouse, this fic feels so rightly in-character it's amazing.  The author weaves in the language of art (hers) and war (his) in the process of telling their story (from Tony's POV), from breakup (as implied in Epitaph One) to after they escape the "thoughtpocalypic" Los Angeles.  It's more or less consistent with canon.

I've come back and re-read this fic a few times.  There's one line in particular that sticks with me every time:

“I wish I could paint them,” Priya says, and his idea of happiness becomes a world in which Priya can paint again.
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1 T:SCC fic, Sarah/Derek

I found this comm a few weeks back, and loved the idea of this challenge so much that I had to join LJ.

For challenge 56, tv shows that were canceled too soon.

Fandom Category: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Pairing: Sarah/Derek
Fic Title: White Rabbit
Author: Irony Rocks
Link: http://irony-rocks.livejournal.com/458404.html
Rating/Warning(s): pg-13
Genre: post-series, epic
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: This was recced to me, so I'll just repeat what they said to get me to read this story: AMAZING story where Sarah becomes the leader of the resistance after John swans off into the future at the end of S2...and then the story ties together every thread EVER of the series and its splinter timelines.

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one lie to me rec

Fandom Category: Lie to Me
Pairing: Gillian Foster/Cal Lightman
Fic Title: Five Times Cal Let Gillian Know Just How Important She Was To Him
Author: etoilefilante
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Mostly Friendship, Slight Angst, Slight Romance
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 12/31

Why This Must Be Read: An entire fic centered around five moments when Cal tells Gillian how important she is to him -- what's not to like? Bonus for the appearance of Emily in the end. I really like the progression of their relationship shown through these five little moments. I dare you to read this without smiling.