June 19th, 2011

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Experiment #713 Series by Lori McDonald

Fandom Category: X-men (comics)
Pairing: Remy/Rogue
Fic Title: Experiment #713 Series
Author: Lori McDonald
Link: http://shifting-sands.alara.net/older01/ex713.htm
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Genre:
WIP?: nope

Why This Must Be Read: This fic is so incredibly gripping. Remy has escaped from the grips of Mr. Sinister after two years of captivity, but not without consequence. He lives, feral, in the old Morlock tunnels underneath the X-Mansion. I love how McDonald doesn't flinch from Remy's damage. She boldly experiments with alternate endings and consequences. I enjoyed every moment.
Kiss

"Borneo" by sophiahelix (Teen and Up)

Fandom Category: The Office
Pairing: Pam Beesley / Jim Halpert, mentions of others
Fic Title: Borneo
Author: sophiahelix
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/201521
Rating/Warning(s): Teen and Up
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Poor Jim, rejected on a Friday and bored to tears on the following Monday, when Pam has taken a sick day. He leaves her a string of voicemail messages--mostly akin to those Pam left him in "The Carpet" but also increasingly desperate in a subtle, almost non-shippy way--as the rest of the office goes through their usual madcap paces. Though this fic ignores his plan to transfer, it's otherwise I think what we all hoped and maybe even expected after "Casino Night"...and it certainly reads just like that episode would have played out.
power girl

Challenge 67: An Extra Dividend by Medea Smyke, PG

Fandom Category:  Hunger Games
Pairing:  Madge Undersee/Gale Hawthorne
Fic Title:  An Extra Dividend
Author:  Medea Smyke
Link:  http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6886442/1/
Rating/Warning(s):  PG
Genre:  Romance/Humor
WIP?:  At this time, yes.  But it's winding down.

Why This Must Be Read:  "It is an extra dividend when you like the girl you've fallen in love with." Clark Gable.  This author writes HG fic SO WELL, but particularly Gale/Madge.  Did I mention it follows the plot of You've Got Mail

Summary:  "He loved her, he just couldn't stand her. Gale explores the perils of answering personal ads, working over Madge Undersee, and tracking a criminal. Also, there's cake."