April 19th, 2011


Challenge 63

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In addition to any recs you wish to post at any time, the comm has bi-weekly rec challenges issued by the mods.

Challenge 63:

Category: The Vampire Diaries
Deadline: May 4
Challenge: Rec us your favorite The Vampire Diaries fics. Any and all het pairings welcome! Just c/p the text below and post it as a new entry:

You do not need to ask for posting rights. Just become a member and rec your favorites!

Feel free to pimp this comm to your friends so that we get more The Vampire Diaries fans!

And, if you're up for an additional challenge, we've had specific requests for the following pairings:

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Vampire Diaries - Damon/Elena x2

Fandom Category: Vampire Diaries
Pairing: Damon/Elena
Fic Title: A Corner of Your Heart
Author: tigs
Link: Here on LJ
Rating/Warning(s): PG, Spoilers of 1x18 Miss Mystic Falls and AU after there. 
Genre: Romance, humor...realism? Or as close to realism as the VD world ever gets, at least.
WIP?: No, one shot. 11000+

Summary: Damon steps up while Elena's in college and fills in while Stefan's away. Suddenly he's around all the time and Elena doesn't mind one bit. The progression of Elena/Damon while she's in college

Why This Must Be Read: Elena's life as a soroity girl and how Damon seems to seamlessly fit in it. Tigs is funny and intelligent. She presents a Damon who is the perfect balance of the dancing around silly guy from early season 1 and the sweet tender guy we've all learned is underneath. The relationship progression is great and her voices are unbelievably good. Caroline is so spot on and so is Damon, in my opinion. Totally fantastic and one of my favourites.
Fandom Category: Vampire Diaries
Pairing: Damon/Elena
Fic Title: Thinking of You
Author: FirstHeartBroken
Rating/Warning(s): M. Non graphic sex, swearing.
Genre: Angst, drama, romance
WIP? No, complete at 17 chapters. 
Summary: When Elena Gilbert is about to be married to the man she should want to be with, all she can think about is his charming, wild older brother—the one who likes to love 'em and leave 'em and the one who broke her heart
Why this must be read: You get swept up in this romance and all the angst is delicious. It hurts and heals and smashes you and puts you back together again. This Damon is dark in an incredibly sexy way and draws into question all the good qualities of both Stefan and Damon and asks Elena to choose. 

Firefly, Jayne/River: Marriage Counselling and Never a Normal Relationship

Fandom Category: Firefly
Pairing: Jayne/River
Fic Title: Marriage Counselling
Author: Literarylemming
Link: Here @ LJ
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13 for mild swearing in English and a bunch of Chinese. and a little bit of non graphic sexual stuff.
Genre: Comedy
WIP?: Nope, just a one shot.

Summary: Jayne and River are fighting and it's disturbing the whole crew. So Mal is stepping in to solve the problem. 

Why This Must Be Read: Literarylemming is so funny I think Joss should call her and demand she come write for his next show. No, really. She's that funny. You will howl, and then remark that this is exactly the kind of thing that would've shown up in a Firefly episode. 


Fandom Category: Firefly
Pairing: Jayne/River
Fic Title: Never a Normal Relationship
Author: Lady Cleo
Link: Here @ FF.net
Rating/Warning(s): M; 
Genre: Romance, adventure, little bit of comedy
WIP?: Complete

Summary: While on Jayne's home world near his parents, both River and Jayne get flashed and lose their memories. They wake up with no knowledge of the last three years believing they're married. 

Why This Must Be Read: Meet the Cobs! This is funny and charming. Incredibly interesting the way she posits the mind tries to put itself back together after amnesia. Jayne and River settle down into a life as a married couple living on the Cobb farm while the crew come looking for them. 

Pomegranate, by the original coda (M)

Fandom Category: Troy
Pairing: Achilles/Briseis
Fic Title: Pomegranate
Author: the original coda
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1868481/2/Pomegranate
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Genre: epic, romance
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: Unbelievably good. Catchy, true to the characters, tragic and exciting and spotted with bloodshed but this love story is truly worth reading.

The Vampire Diaries: 4 Bonnie/Damon recs

Fandom Category: the vampire diaries
Pairing: Bonnie Bennett/Damon Salvatore
Fic Title: An Understanding of sorts
Author: isisgodiva
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6910692/1/An_Understanding_of_Sorts
Rating/Warning(s): NC17
Genre: romance, comfort
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: One shot taking place during season 1, after the Tomb opening, and it has Bonnie and Damon finding comfort from their despain in each other, at first in a very platonic way, then through a frezy of passion. A steamy kitchen counter sex scene will leave you fanning yourself with glazed eyes... and bonus points for a Damon subtly protective who never goes OOOC. Also, the writer's styles has this story reading like a good Harmony novel.

Fandom Category: the vampire diaries
Pairing: Bonnie Bennett/Damon Salvatore
Fic Title: Enough
Author: etgoddess
Link: http://bamon-challenge.livejournal.com/4141.html#cutid1
Genre: romance
 WIP?: no
Why This Must Be Read:
Bonnie and Damon and their bedroom powerplay games, what there's to not love? Intense feelings are palpable underneath it all and the writing is very evocative.

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the vow by Ladygawain, PG

Fandom Category: the vampire diaries
Pairing: Katherine Pierce/Stefan Salvatore
Fic Title: The Vow
Rating/Warning(s): PG, spoilers for Memory Lane
Genre: romance, drama
Why This Must Be Read:the night Katherine is captured, and later escapes with George Lockwood's aid, she promises she will have Stefan again someday. This is brilliant Katherine's POV on those events and a wonderful exploration of the twisted sort of feelings she feels for Stefan. Extremely intelligent, well-vcrafted, honest story.
lots | fierce ladies

Perchance by alethialia

Fandom Category: Veronica Mars
Pairing: Veronica Mars/Eli "Weevil" Navarro
Fic Title: Perchance
Author: alethialia 
Link: http://alethialia.livejournal.com/232838.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: screwball comedy.
WIP?: No.
Special Rec: 11 of 21

Why This Must Be Read: Veronica's in a towel and Weevil comes to her rescue with banter and UST. Do I need to say any more?


Pairing: Caroline Forbes /Tyler Lockwood
Fic Title: Like a dog with a bone
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6435612/1/Like_A_Dog_With_A_Bone
Rating/Warning(s): pg13
Genre: romance, drama
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: Series of unconnected standalone portraying the progression of the Tyler and Caroline’s connection in season 2- all beautiful, all deep, splendidly IC.

Pairing: Caroline Forbes /Tyler Lockwood
Fic Title: Carcinogen Crush
Author:Seph Meadowes
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5886224/1/Carcinogen_Crush
Rating/Warning(s): pg13
Genre: romance, drama
WIP?: yes

Why This Must Be Read: Ever wondered how would it go if Tyler got the girl first? This fic is an exploration of that question mark and it starts right after episode 1.07 to present us with an AU version of original season one episodes, where Tyler and Caroline hooked up at the carnival and progressed from there toward a real romantic relationship. Seph knows well her S1 version of those characters and gives both of them intriguing depths.
lots | fierce ladies

Home by Fallacy

Fandom Category: Naruto
Pairing: Haruno Sakura/Sai
Fic Title: Home
Author: Fallacy
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4736764/1/Home
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 12 of 21

Why This Must Be Read: Because this is Sakura dealing with the loss of everything she ever knew and always wanted, this is Sai who learned to feel just in time for his country to fall to pieces, this is two characters crawling out of the (literal) rubble and slowly building a life together.