July 24th, 2011

Doctor Who - Martha

Character Manifesto: Sarah Jane Smith

Character Manifesto - Sarah Jane Smith

Fandom: Doctor Who/The Sarah Jane Adventures
Character: Sarah Jane Smith
Pairings Included in Manifesto: Sarah Jane Smith/the Doctor (multiple incarnations), Sarah Jane Smith/Harry Sullivan, Sarah Jane Smith/Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, Sarah Jane Smith/Alan Jackson, Sarah Jane Smith/Jack Harkness

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"strings" by honey_wheeler (PG-13)

Fandom Category: The Office (US)
Pairing: Kelly Kapoor/Ryan Howard
Fic Title: strings
Author: honey_wheeler 
Link: http://honey-wheeler.livejournal.com/13559.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Character study, a bit of angst
WIP?: No.  One-shot, 760 words

Why This Must Be Read: This is a short fic that packs a big punch.  Unlike the obvious OTP-ness of Jim and Pam, Kelly and Ryan have never really been an obvious couple.  She's bubbly and superficial; he's a more laconic jerk.  It's never been entirely clear why they keep putting up with each other. "strings" was written back at the beginning of their relationship in Season 2, and it lends just the right insight, from Kelly's perspective, as to the dynamics at work here. The author does so much in very little space, and it makes me wish the "documentary crew" was a little more nosy about office romances besides the headliners.

(There does not appear to be a Kelly/Ryan tag, FYI.)

"brief interviews with hideous men" by honey_wheeler (PG)

Fandom Category: The Office (US)
Pairing: Pam Beesley/Jim Halpert
Fic Title: brief interviews with hideous men
Author: honey_wheeler 
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Missing moments
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: Nobody, especially if they work in at Dunder Mifflin Scranton, is perfect.  Jim Halpert, for all that we fangirls lovelovelove him, is not exempt from that.  We get glimpses of his rougher moments, like dumping Katy on the Booze Cruise or (as discussed in this fic) making a mockery of the Finer Things Club.  For every heartfelt parking lot confession, he's got a nasty breakup by a fountain in New York City. This little number finds Pam experiencing a few of his less proud moments, and taking them in stride.  After all, she's not perfect either.

(Basically go and read everything honey_wheeler has written.  It's all pretty spectacular.)
Suits→ [donnay/harvey] sucker punch
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absolutely by aurevoirsanity (pg-13)

Fandom Category: Lost
Pairing: Juliet Burke/James Ford
Fic Title: Absolutely
Author: aurevoirsanity
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): pg-13 (spoilers for everything up to 5x08)
Genre: Angst
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 22/45

Why This Must Be Read: This fic is absolutely stunning. Written in the aftermath that encompassed us all after 5x08, it was one of the first of many and still one of the best. Both characters are lovely, in character, and perfectly written. It intertwines backstory and forward-story with remarkable ease. If you love these two, even just a little bit, give it a go. You will not regret it.