March 29th, 2011

[alice] drink me

More Than Human by essbeejay, R

Fandom Category: Powerpuff Girls
Pairing: Rowdyruff Boys/Powerpuff Girls, aka Blossom/Brick, Buttercup/Butch, and Bubbles/Boomer
Fic Title: More Than Human
Author: essbeejay
Rating/Warning(s): R, mostly because they're in high school and some of them swear. A lot.
Genre: Romance, high school fic
WIP?: Yes. Really, really yes.

Why This Must Be Read: I have never read Powerpuff Girls fic. I've never looked at the fandom. Hell, I hardly even watched the show. Then I saw these pics, and I got curious. I do not regret it in the least. Admittedly, for all it's only 6 or so chapters at the moment, each one is humongous and broken down into a few different parts, so it'll take quite the chunk out of your day, but it is so worth it. (I also recommend just going to her "More Than Human" tag and finding the chapters that way. Otherwise you'll end up missing huge chunks like I did for the first few chapters.)

The great thing about this fic though is how much depth the characters are given. I honestly enjoy reading every single one of them, which is good since it switches perspective between all six (though it mostly focuses on the girls). Each of the relationships is distinct and enjoyable as well, from the I-hate-you-I-can't-be-attracted-to-you! relationship of the Reds, to the let's-see-who-can-be-more-badass friendship of the Greens, to the guy-does-everything-he-can-to-declare-his-feelings-even-though-she's-kinda-already-taken relationship of the Blues. It's all just fantastic, and so well written and paced that it doesn't even feel like it drags at all. It has all the best things about high school fics (you thought there weren't any? guess again), only with superpowers! I really cannot recommend this enough, especially if you have any fond memories of the show.

Not sure how to tag this, but yaaaay my first rec!

EDIT: Thank you super-speedy mods for fixing my tags. :)

Unrequitedness by Hjea (PG)

Fandom Category: Fringe
Pairing: (Alt)Olivia Dunham/Lincoln Lee
Fic Title: Unrequitedness
Author: hjea
Rating/Warning(s): PG, Spoilers for 3.18
Genre: Episode tag, UST
WIP?: Nope

Why This Must Be Read: This ship has the potential to be so much fun. The characters already have such a solid friendship and excellent chemistry. I'm excited to see where the show takes them. This fic seems to flow seamlessly from the place where the characters are now - with Olivia and Lincoln being in completely different places, but still managing to maintain the strength of their relationship while dealing with the situation at hand. A great read!

Interests Spark by charrrmed, G

Fandom Category: The Vampire Diaries
Pairing: Bonnie Bennett/Damon Salvatore, Bonnie Bennett/Mason Lockwood
Fic Title: Interests Spark
Rating/Warning(s): G
Genre: AU, romance, oneshot
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: In one AU version of Plan B where Mason never knew Katherine Pierce, he and Bonnie hit off. Damon watches on and disapproves for twisted reasons that are not particularly clear even inside his head, so he takes it on himself to  warn Mason to stay away from the town witch. The fact that Bonnie accidentally overhears that particular conversation sparks an absolutely hilarious and yet absolutely realistic situation,  where even Stefan is both amused and stupefied by his brother's dramatics.
Nobody writes Damon's twistedness as well as charrrmed, and every other character is nearly as flawlessly portrayed. 
Plus, Bonnie manages to be irresistibly cute and funny while fangirling innocently on Mason's hotness. 


He had stopped to look at her, to look at the tiny little thing that had tried to kill him. He had seen the table start to fall, but he had not even attempted to go and help. For one he was too far away, and for another he wasn't too sure he could hold a civilized conversation with her just yet.

He had seen someone rush to help her, but he had not been too concerned. He almost did a double take when he heard the voice. He barely restrained himself from rolling his eyes when he saw the little witch's reaction to the animal. He had not thought she could be so damn typical. She sure enough never had that reaction to him whereas others have, including her two friends. He had inexplicably grown more and more annoyed at her antics, forgetting the thing was even there. His interest had shot through the roof when she picked up the table and clearly had a vision. Whatever she had seen; it most definitely had not been bad because she didn't look like she was trying to get away from the guy at the moment. And that was not working for him. His hands bunched into fists when she shook his hand, because she didn't want his two attempted murderers knowing each other. First of all, Mason had not even had the balls to try to kill him and Stefan himself. On the other hand Bonnie had, no lame traps necessary. Second of all, he doesn't know what the hell history says about witches and werewolves, but this witch should not be fraternizing with this werewolf.
He put his enhanced hearing to use, because he wanted to be alert if any seed was being planted for any possible future alliance. He heard Bonnie question him about being a Lockwood and therefore Tyler's uncle before offering her condolences for his loss. Damon crossed his right arm, his left hovering next to his cheek. He continued to listen.
"So…are you going to the masquerade ball?"
Damon thought she sounded too hopeful. He did not give her any points for trying to be nonchalant.

[SG1] Sam/Jack - Always

Borrowed Time by Jo. R (PG)

Fandom Category: Stargate SG1/Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: Sam/Jack, slight John/Elizabeth
Fic Title: Borrowed Time
Author: Jo. R / driftingatdusk
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Angst, romance
WIP?: Nope

Why This Must Be Read: I've just read this little gem, and I wonder why I didn't read it before today. It's just perfect. I've never been a big fan of "Sam in Atlantis" fics, tbh, but this one I just love! This is set post This Mortal Coil, and it goes AU from the show from there. Just go read it if you haven't before.


Fandom Category:  X-men
Pairing: Marie (Rogue) / Logan (Wolverine)
Fic Title: Devil On The Doorstep
Author: [info]anr
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read:

I love this author. Everything she writes. Every fandom . And I discovered her with this fic. It’s post X-Men 3 and Marie tells you the story. It’s sweet, but sad too. And so so real, it makes your heart ache. Brilliant.