June 14th, 2011

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Glee, three Brittany/Mike recs

Fandom Category: Glee
Pairing: Brittany S. Pierce/Mike Chang
Fic Title: like a movie loves a screen
Author: zerodetorres
Link: http://zerodetorres.livejournal.com/60112.html
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17/not really in the way of spoilers but it covers through 2.22
Genre: Angst/Fluff/Friendship/Awesomeness
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Excerpt: He isn't really sure when everything starts changing.

Neither of them changes – not drastically, anyway – but the ties between them bend and twist under the strains and pressures of the high school social ladder. He's on the football team, mostly at his best friend Matt's insistence, and she's on the Cheerios, mostly at her best friend Santana's insistence. But he's pretty quick on his feet, and she flips better than anyone else on the squad, so Friday night games integrate easily into their lives.

The football team sucks ass, but she never once makes fun of him for it like most of the other cheerleaders do. She marches to her own beat, but somehow still dances with flawless precision. Where others are confused by her quirkiness, he finds himself awed, curious.

The guys in the locker room start asking if he's gotten into the pants of that hot blonde cheerleader yet. He always shrugs and laughs it off, but as much as he knows Brittany gets around – she's not a slut, he's quick to clarify; she just has too much love in her heart, and no, he doesn't use those words either at the risk of being flat-out laughed at – she doesn't get around to him, and for the most part, he's okay with that.

He's just the lanky football player who loves to dance. Brittany shows him that he doesn't have to hide his rhythm in his room. Brittany makes it cool, makes it awesome, makes it fun.

With her, he is exactly who he wants to be.

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girl awesome

X-men, 2, Gambit/Rogue

 Because X-men are friggin' awesome.

Fandom Category: X-men (comics)
Pairing: Rogue/Gambit
Fic Title: Blind Sight
Author: Valerie J
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3486838/1/
Rating/Warning(s): T
Genre: Adventure/Romance
WIP?: sadly, yes. however, there's more than enough to enjoy.

Why This Must Be Read: Because it's epic and humongous and written by an incredible author. I'd rec all the rest of her work, but that'd take too long. It has character development and a gigantic world and is completely fascinating. All of the Romy moments are thoroughly earned. This effects my internal characterization of Rogue and Gambit in so many ways. It's a sequel to a story just as wonderful and cowritten with Lori MacDonald, which you can find on the author's page (however, with less Rogue; it's more setup to the Thieves' Guild). 

Fandom Category: X-men (comics)
Pairing: Rogue/Gambit
Fic Title: Bad Touch
Author: katjen
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1357519/1/
Rating/Warning(s): officially Teen; however, there is mention of child abuse.
Genre: Romance/Drama
WIP?: no; however there is a sequel in the works called Cheating at Solitaire that is unfinished. Recent update, tho, so high hopes!

Why This Must Be Read: Because this may be one of the most dramatic and emotional stories I've ever read. Because you really begin to see things from Rogue's perspective. Because even when the writer's grammar and punctuation errors make my teeth wince, I'm still enthralled by the story. Because it's absolutely fantastic.