February 14th, 2011

Tulip O'Hare - Preacher

The Art of Being a Kept Woman by B.Cavis (PG-13)

Fandom Category: Law and Order: CI
Pairing: Alexandra Eames/Robert Goren
Fic Title: The Art of Being a Kept Woman
Author: B.Cavis, Author’s site
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1538186/1/The_Art_of_Being_a_Kept_Woman
Rating/Warning(s): T, language
Genre: Drama, UST, romance, humor
WIP?: No, but there are two sequels found on the author’s website: Shmuck(from Bobby’s POV) and Start.
Special rec: 13/31
Author’s Summary: Alexandra Eames: emotional bandage of the masses.

Why This Must Be Read: I love Alex’s inner voice here. It’s funny and snarky and more than just a little resigned. As the summary describes it: Alexandra Eames: emotional bandage of the masses. So, she decides to do something about it. The sequels are by turn, funny and then hot.
[LOCI] Bobby/Alex

In From The Cold by JamiW & Mitzvahgirl (R)

Fandom Category: Law and Order: Criminal Intent
Pairing: Alex Eames/Bobby Goren
Fic Title: In From The Cold
Author: JamiW & Mitzvahgirl
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): R
Genre: Crime, Romance, Angst
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: If you like well-written epic fanfictions, and you love Alex/Bobby, this fic is for you. This start at the end of Loyalty part 2, and covers the year or so between the departure of Alex and Bobby from the MCS and their return. I don't think this is how it will be played on the show, but it is how it should be played. This fic is just perfect! But I'd advise you to have a few hours ahead of you when you start reading this fic, because you won't be able to stop.
Harvest Fest, wickedground, Leslie/Ben

Oh How Bright the Path by xcgirl08 (PG-13)

Fandom Category: True Grit (2010)
Pairing: Mattie Ross/LaBoeuf
Fic Title: Oh How Bright the Path
Author:  xcgirl08
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6649060/1/Oh_How_Bright_the_Path
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13 (Teen on FF.net)
Genre: Friendship/Pre-ship (depending how you tilt your head)
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: One of the things I loved about the Cohen Brother's "True Grit" was the depth given to all the characters, and in particular the texture given to Damon's LaBoeuf (in contrast to the earlier movie) and the complicated connection he had with Mattie Ross. This fic is set during Mattie's recovery from the snake bite and gives them a lovely final moment they didn't get in the movie. The author just nails all of it from the unique cadence and word choice of the dialogue, to the period details (seriously her research is amazing), to the sparring nature of how Mattie interacts with LaBoeuf. It might possibly be one of the most perfect fics I've read in a very long time.

P.S. The author has just started a new follow up to the fic above, titled "What a Peace is Mine" which I'm not officially reccing yet because it's unfinished, but it's started with 17,000 word prologue that's a series of letters between Mattie and LaBoeuf in the intervening years and is totally engrossing all on its own).
STOCK: Color it!

Bleeding Daylight by ziparumpazoo (M)

Fandom Category: Fringe
Pairing: Peter/Olivia
Fic Title: Bleeding Daylight
Author: ziparumpazoo
Link: http://ziparumpazoo.livejournal.com/71960.html
Rating/Warning(s): M
Genre: angst, hurt/comfort
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: It's a slight cross-over with the Dark Tower series, but you don't need to have read those books to appreciate this beautiful fic (I haven't read DT myself). This fic diverges from the end of Season 2, and is just a lovely take on how Olivia and Peter might've found their way back from the Other Side together. The writing is so evocative, the characterizations are brilliant, and there's just something soft and gorgeous about the whole fic.

Peter misses the window, never crosses back over, and finally finds Olivia. She does her best to bring them both home. Neither of them had even considered that there were other worlds than theirs.