October 30th, 2011

John and Liz


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

Challenge 76:

Category: Chronicles of Narnia
Deadline: November 13
Challenge: Rec us your favorite Chronicles of Narnia 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 Iron Man fans!

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

Bones (book series), Temperance/Ryan
Captain America, Peggy Carter/Steve Rogers
CSI:NY, Stella Bonasera/Mac Taylor
Firefly, Kaylee Frye/Simon Tam
Ouran High School Host Club, Haruhi/anyone not Tamaki
Seinfeld, Elaine Benes/Jerry Seinfeld
Stargate: Atlantis, Elizabeth Weir/John Sheppard

Later, by Mylittleredgirl (G)

Fandom Category: Stargate: Atlantis
Pairing: Elizabeth Weir/John Sheppard
Fic Title: Later
Author: mylittleredgirl
Link: http://sparktober.livejournal.com/43804.html
Rating/Warning(s): G
Genre: Episode tag, UST
WIP?: Complete

Why This Must Be Read: A post-ep to "The Seige" that I didn't know was missing in my life until I read it. Pitch-perfect Elizabeth and John that leaves you wishing it was 2005 so you could relive S2 all over again. You can never go wrong with mylittleredgirl fic, and this is no exception.

Pirates of the Nonestic by KLCtheBookworm

Fandom Category: Tin Man
Pairing: DG/Wyatt Cain
Fic Title: Pirates of the Nonestic
Author: KLCtheBookworm
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5860495/1/Tin_Man_Pirates_of_the_Nonestic
Rating/Warning(s): M, explicit sex
Genre: Romance/Adventure
WIP?: Complete in 44 chapters

Why This Must Be Read: This is a really fun novel-length story that sets DG and Wyatt Cain off on a pirate adventure. She runs away, he goes after her, they're abducted by slavers, they befriend pirates, they are heroic, they fall in love. The author spent a lot of time on world building and has even created a map and character bios for the various original characters she introduces. She's brought in some elements from Gregory Maguire's Oz and the classic Return to Oz series as well. The characterization of DG's mother Queen Lavender Eyes is different here. She makes the Wicked Witch look not quite so bad by comparison!
Maria Hill, Avengers

And Ye Shall Receive by whydoyouneedtoknow

Fandom Category: The Chronicles of Narnia
Pairing: Susan Pevensie/Caspian the Tenth
Fic Title: And Ye Shall Receive
Author: whydoyouneedtoknow
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): K+; also contains minor spoilers for The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and major spoilers for The Last Battle.
Genre: Fantasy/Romance
WIP?: no, oneshot

Why This Must Be Read: Immediately after Prince Caspian came out, I went searching for fix-it fic, and if I remember right, there was a lot to be found.  I sifted through quite a bit of badfic before I found this gem.  It was quickly added onto my favorite's list, and re-read several times during the lapses between Caspian and Dawn Treader.  And Ye Shall Receive is eloquently worded, breathtakingly original, and absolutely beautiful.  There is something magical and even Narnian about this fic.  It also fits into canon almost seamlessly, which is no easy feat.  Even if you aren't sure about Susan/Caspian, I would encourage you to give this one a shot if only because it is a fantastic take on Susan's redemption story!

uninvited by astolat

Fandom Category: Labyrinth
Pairing: Sarah Williams/Jareth
Fic Title: Uninvited
Author: astolat
Rating/Warning(s): Teen
Genre: Romance
WIP?: Complete in three parts
Special Rec: 30/31

Why This Must Be Read: i've read a lot of labyrinth fic, which is kind of an exercise in self-flagellation all on its own. not because there aren't good writers and plot - there absolutely are - but because the story itself is so unsolvable. do you make jareth live as a boring human? does sarah leave her family for the underground forever? i'm never happy with either ending. this fic, i think, finds the delicate balance. also, it's super hot and beautifully written!
FMA Ed-Win I think of you

The Long Wait of Becoming by Annakovsky

Fandom Category: The Chronicles of Narnia (novels)
Pairing: Lucy/Caspian
Fic Title: The Long Wait of Becoming
Author: Annakovsky
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/87543
Rating/Warning(s): Gen-fic, contains spoilers for The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and The Last Battle.
Genre: Adventure, Coping, Pre-Romance

Why This Must Be Read: Lucy sailed to the end of the world with Caspian. This story is told in a series of vignettes, taking place in 'current time' and also in Narnia, what happens to Lucy after she returns from Narnia the last time, and what happened during her journey on the Dawn Treader. The words are perfect for Lucy's characterization, both in her 'current' time, and while she's a Queen of Narnia. Her relationship with Caspian feels real in its blossoming, and is very sweet, and while the story is very much a Lucy story, Caspian plays a large part in it.