March 16th, 2011

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"let us be lovely" by torigates (PG-13)

Fandom Category: Bones
Pairing: Angela Montenegro / Jack Hodgins
Fic Title: let us be lovely
Author:
torigates 
Link: http://torigates.livejournal.com/231726.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: Because there are few things better than actual shipper payoff, and Hodgela are going to make awesome parents.  Because Hodgins is the kind of dad to bring his kid plush creepy-crawlies, and Angela is the kind of mom who is secretly okay with that.  The Brennan bits here are sweet, but the Hodgela bits are sweeter.

Special Rec: 18/35
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Bones, 3 recs, Temperance Brennan / Seeley Booth

Fandom Category: Bones
Pairing: Temperance Brennan / Seeley Booth
Fic Title: 25 Things That You Probably Didn't Know About Seeley Booth
Author: fluffernutter8
Link: http://fluffernutter8.livejournal.com/43035.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read:
This fic feels totally canon (or better, because I'm finding that fic writers in the Bones fandom tend to be better at this than actual writers on the Bones TV show) without being too shippy--rather, it's a frank exploration of a whole bunch of pieces of Seeley J. Booth.  I tried to pick out a couple items to highlight in particular, but they're all so there that I'm not sure I can.

Special Rec: 19/35

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Fandom Category: Bones
Pairing: Temperance Brennan / Seeley Booth
Fic Title: The Him and the Her
Author: Siria
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/63140
Rating/Warning(s): Teen and Up
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read:
Gordon Gordon teaches Booth how to make great mac-and-cheese, along with a bunch other things.  Some of them involve food.

Special Rec: 20/35

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Fandom Category: Bones
Pairing: Temperance Brennan / Seeley Booth
Fic Title: One Half of a Whole (or If and When Parts One and Two Go Out for a Drink, They Will Have a Baby Called Epilogue)
Author: obrien_blue 
Link: http://obrien-blue.livejournal.com/35630.html?format=light
Rating/Warning(s): F
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read:
Post-coma, Booth tries to figure out how to tell Brennan he's in love with her.  Told partly through dialogue, partly in stream-of-consciousness, and a bit of prose poetry, we can only wish cannon was this eloquently rendered.

Special Rec: 21/35

When Dawn Comes by Kimra, M

Fandom Category: Sailor Moon
Pairing: Serena Tsukino/Darien Chiba
Fic Title: When Dawn Comes
Author: kimra
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/729050/27/When_Dawn_Comes
Rating/Warning(s): M, sexual situations
Genre: romance, aganst
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read:It's seldomly you find a poetically written version of Sailor Moon, written for a more 'adult' public. This story goes AU after episode 32 of the anime (The Tuxedo Melvin episode where Sailor Moon loses the scouts only Rainbow Crystal) and it has Serena waking up naked inside Darien's bed, with only fragmented memories of the night that brought her there. Unfortunately, Darien has no more clear idea of what occurred between them. And so they must both deal with feelings of loss, violation, guilt and shame while trying to deal with this new connection between them and hiding the truth from the Scouts.

Great psychological evolution of the characters through it all.
everybodylives

In Vino Veritas by thisiszircon, PG-15

Fandom Category: Ashes to Ashes
Pairing: Alex Drake/Gene Hunt
Fic title: In Vino Veritas
Author: thisiszircon 
Link: Here
Rating: PG-15 for some sexual innuendo
Genre: One shot, spiritual, romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Because Alex and Gene deserved a happy ending and this gives them one that totally works with canon and the characters. It's utterly believable. I can exactly imagine this is what happened after Alex went into Nelson's pub at the end of series 2. Nelson himself is a terrific awesome presence, Alex's thought processes really feel true, and the pay-off is perfect. This is my own personal canon now. There is also a smutty sequel/epilogue Connection which I highly recommend also :)
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"Electric Sheep" by Ceares (G)

Fandom Category: TV Commercials
Pairing: Flo/OMC
Fic Title: Electric Sheep
Author: Ceares
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2009/works/31795
Rating/Warning(s): G
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: Um, because some wrote fic about Flo from the Progressive Insurance commercials?  It's sweet and sincere for all its crackiness, and the author sets up a sensible, bright little universe that should make you smile.  (There are actually a few other Flo fics on AO3 that are entirely readable, but this one is definitely my favorite.)

Special Rec: 22/35

Not sure how to tag this one, sorry.

EDIT: Yay! Thanks, mods!