November 2nd, 2011


Ouran High School Host Club, 3 recs, Assorted Haruhi Pairings

Someone requested Haruhi/anyone but Tamaki, so here are a few recs.

Fandom Category: Ouran High School Host Club
Pairing: Haruhi Fujioka/Kyouya Ootori
Fic Title: The framework of the universe
Author: afrai
Rating/Warning(s): K/G
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: This one-shot is delightful. Afrai’s wonderfully dry wit is a perfect complement to Ouran’s inherent cracktasticness. And her characterization? Divine. I adore her Haruhi in all her blunt, unsentimental glory, and you will love her Tamaki’s scene-stealing, bombastic melodrama. This isn’t a typical romance--indeed could you think of 2 people less romantic than Haruhi and Kyouya? Still, there’s a lovely affectionate sweetness underlying Kyouya’s mercenary, strictly-business internal monologue that is so compelling, as evinced by the following excerpt:

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Hi, mods. I need tags for everything, basically. Also, the names have been switched around to the Western order (first name, then surname). For Mori, it might just be easier to tag him that way instead of with his full name, since that’s how he’s referred to in canon. It’s up to you. Thanks!

How endlessly you fall (you'll get up again) by Hecate

Fandom Category: Lost Girl
Pairing: Kenzi/Liam
Fic Title: How endlessly you fall (you'll get up again)
Author: Hecate
Rating/Warning(s): M (not graphic)
Genre: Drama/Romance
WIP?: No - One-shot, complete

Why This Must Be Read: First and foremost, this is a piece about Kenzi, who is far and away the best thing about 'Lost Girl.' I pretty much ship Kenzi/anyone, but as yet there are not many options outside of Kenzi/Dyson and Kenzi/Hale, and while there are good fics in both of those categories (some of which have been recced here) I was thrilled to find this little gem. It deals with the impact that Shawn's death (seen at the end of 'Fae Day') had on Kenzi, and gives us the surprisingly realistic (and pretty hot) scenario of Kenzi falling into a romance with Shawn's black-sheep brother, Liam. This is about two outsiders finding belonging with each other, and I will love the author forever for treating Kenzi like a three-dimensional person who wants to make a connection with someone, instead of the equivalent of a sassy houseplant (as the show sometimes does).

Mods, may I have a Kenzi/Liam tag?
tony stark: awesome

Benefit Limitation Agreement by quigonejinn (PG)

Fandom Category: Iron Man
Pairing: Pepper Potts/Tony Stark
Fic Title: Benefit Limitation Agreement
Author: quigonejinn
Rating/Warning(s): PG / none
Genre: Humor
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 2/30

Why This Must Be Read: This piece is crack!fic at its best, with Tony and Pepper deciding to put into writing the particulars of their evolving relationship and what exactly constitutes proper workplace behavior.

This Benefit Limitation Agreement (the "Agreement") is entered into as of this 19th day of July, 2008 (the "Execution Date"), by and between VIRGINIA ELIZABETH POTTS, a natural person residing at 3948 Garden Drive, Apartment 138, Pacific Palisades, California, 90272, and ANTHONY EDWARD STARK, a natural person residing at 12 Andrews Street, Malibu, California 90263.