February 16th, 2011

Bingley by Jimmy, (G)

Fandom Category: Pride and Prejudice
Pairing: Jane Bennett/Charles Bingley
Fic Title: Bingley
Author: Jimmy
Rating/Warning(s): G
Genre: Romance
Why This Must Be Read: I’ve always thought that Jane and Bingley were underappreciated… while they lack the dranmatic streak of Darcy and Elizabeth, they have an appeal of theirs that should be adequately valued. This fic explains why. It’s P&P, through Charles Bingley’s eyes - a journey he starts as a naïve young man who trusts too much but matures along the way, learning to seek out only true sincerity in his relations and to be more self-assertive.
A more extended -and equally well done- take on the same theme is 'A Truth Universally Acknowledged' by Sabrina-Elizabeth-Ann, that has the advantage to focus more on comprimary characters as well. Here the link:
Tulip O'Hare - Preacher

It's a Long Journey Home by notesofwimsey (M)

Fandom Category: CSI: NY
Pairing: Lindsay Monroe/Danny Messer, Stella Bonasera/Don Flack
Fic Title: It’s a Long Journey Home
Author: notesofwimsey, Author at ff.net
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3324458/1/Its_A_Long_Journey_Home
Rating/Warning(s): M, graphic violence, sex, language, EPIC
Genre: Romance, drama, angst, action/adventure, mystery
WIP?: No and there is a sequel.
Special rec: 15/31
Author’s Summary: Set after Silent Night ep 3:12. Lindsay's case in Montana is heating up, but the New York team is providing backup: very personal backup.

Why This Must Be Read: This takes place early in season three before we knew Lindsay’s deep dark secret. This is a far better and highly intriguing alternative. Lindsay is strong and capable, except when it comes to Danny who just manages to tear down all her walls. But, they are so good together. It is well-written, well-plotted and everyone is pitch-perfect. There is a fair amount of angst on both Lindsay and Danny’s part, along with a lot of whumpage on both of them. Things get worse before they get better. But, I truly love the characterizations here and wish we had gotten more of this on the show.
yoruichi: deadly

Character Manifesto: Yoruichi Shihouhin

Ship Manifesto: Yoruichi Shihouhin
Fandom: Bleach
Character: Yoruichi Shiouhin
Pairings Included in Manifesto: Yoruichi Shihouhin/Byakuya Kuchiki, Yoruichi Shihouhin/Isshin Kurosaki, Yoruichi Shihouhin/Jushiro Ukitake, Yoruichi Shihouhin/Kaien Shiba, Yoruichi Shihouhin/Kon, Yoruichi Shihouhin/Renji Abarai, Yoruichi Shihouhin/Ulquiorra Schiffer, Yoruichi Shihouhin/Kisuke Urahara

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Two Pride&Prejudice Recs: Elizabeth Bennet/Fizwilliam Darcy

Fandom Category: Pride and Prejudice
Pairing: Elizabeth Bennet/Fizwilliam Darcy, Anne DeBourgh/Colonel Fizwilliam, Jane Bennet/Charles Bingley
Fic Title: A Singular Proposition
Author: Tanya
Rating/Warning(s): R for sexual situations
Genre: Romance, aganst, AU
Why This Must Be Read: This regency era AU begins on the premise that Mr. Bennett died prematurely, forcing poor sweet Jane to marry Mr. Collins, much for Lizzy’s indignation. While Elizabeth visits her unhappy but ever so optimistic sister, she meets Darcy and the Colonel and Anne DeBourgh at Rosings, and finds herself in the position of accepting the offer to become Georgiana’s companion, despite having recently overheard Darcy insulting her during a conversation with his cousin Anne. Soon, Darcy becomes aware of a stubborn attraction to miss Bennett, to the point he seriously considers taking her as a mistress, while an oblivious Elizabeth discovers new, softer sides of her employer.
If this plot still has not won you over, you should take in account the wonderful friendship that blossoms between Georgiana and Elizabeth, an unique, unexpectedly cunning Anne DeBourgh, and a splendid Conceited-Darcy voice.
And don’t fear for Jane, because she eventually gets her happy ending too.
I think this story might have benefited from a bit more historical accuracy, since, toward the end of the tale, its characters seem to display a bit too modern mindset, but everything’s so beautifully told that I can easily forgive this minor flaw.

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ma: grass reading
  • aurilly

Character Manifesto: Sayid Jarrah

Fandom: Lost
Character: Sayid Jarrah
Pairings Included in Manifesto: Shannon Rutherford/Sayid Jarrah, Juliet Burke/Sayid Jarrah, Kate Austen/Sayid Jarrah, Sun Kwon/Sayid Jarrah, with a nod to Claire Littleton/Sayid Jarrah

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