April 21st, 2011

TVD - Last Dance

swim for your life [lies for your lover] by crickets (pg-13)

Fandom Category: The Vampire Diaries
Pairing: Stefan/Caroline
Fic Title: swim for your life [lies for your lover]
Author: crickets
Link: http://crickets.livejournal.com/399666.html
Rating/Warning(s): pg-13
Genre: Angst/Comfort/Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Stefan/Caroline is the only reason I watch TVD, and the likelihood that they will become canon is quite slim, so my salvage is wonderful post-series fics, and this is the best there is. Beautiful AU post-vampire-apocalypse fic, with lyrical prose, well developed characterizations of both characters and a story I can truly envision happening between Stefan and Caroline. A gorgeous read.

So Put Another Dime in the Jukebox, Baby, by eatsscissors (PG13)

Fandom Category: Vampire Diaries
Pairing: Jenna/Alaric Saltzman
Fic Title: So Put Another Dime in the Jukebox, Baby
Author: eatsscissors's
Link: http://eatsscissors.dreamwidth.org/269455.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13 to mild R; violence, strong language
Genre: post-episode
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: Jenna finds out about vampires. There is really only one way to handle that. Collapse ) This is a great one shot that deals with the aftermath of "Masquerade" where Jenna stabs herself under the compulsion of Katherine, and how that eventually unravels the mystery of vampires to her. Wonderful Alaric/Jenna moments, with awesome interaction with Damon. And honestly, Alaric, Jenna and Damon together? Could legitimately rule the world with their awesome potential.

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avatar | zutara

Ozai's Vengeance by Fandomme

Fandom Category: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Pairing: Katara/Zuko
Fic Title: Ozai's Vengeance
Author: Fandomme
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3688040/1/Ozais_Vengeance
Rating/Warning(s): R
Genre: Romance.
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 13 of 21

Why This Must Be Read: If you only read one Katara/Zuko fanfic, read Ozai's Vengeance. It's a deliciously long, wonderfully plotted fanfic with an incredible Zuko voice. The slow burn and build of Katara and Zuko's relationship is fabulous but it's the revelation of Zuko's long-standing pining and doubts about his worth as a human being that make me really adore this fic. Add in some political intrigue, a few smoking hot sexy scenes, and a portrait of a land recovering from a war and decades of imperialism and you have a fanfic that truly has everything.

Plus, the fandom really embraced this fanfic, so there is a TON of awesome art to go with it.
lots | fierce ladies

Bloom By harukami

Fandom Category: Saiyuki
Pairing: Yaone/Dokugakuji
Fic Title: Bloom
Author: harukami 
Link: http://harukami.livejournal.com/501425.html?view=9226673
Rating/Warning(s): R. References to incest and murder.
Genre: Hurt/Comfort
Special Rec: 14 of 21.

Why This Must Be Read:

harukami  wrote the Yaone and the Dokugakuji that are in my head. She didn't shy away from what Dokugakuji's childhood must have been like, the scars it left, how it shaped who he is now. Her Yaone is tender and strong and in control - I wish everyone wrote Yaone like this. The interplay between both of those characters is excellent


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