December 11th, 2011


Challenge 79

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

Challenge 79:

Category: Holiday fics
Deadline: December 26
Challenge: Rec us your favorite holiday fics 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 het fans!

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

Army Wives: Pamela Moran/Chase Moran
The Bourne Trilogy: Nicky Parsons/Jason Bounre
Cowboy Bebop: Faye Valentine/Jet Black
Early Edition: Marissa Clark/Gary Hobson
Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire: Arya Stark/Gendry Waters
Harry Potter: Astoria Greengrass/Draco Malfoy
Harry Potter: Narcissa Malfoy/Lucius Malfoy
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Lois Lane/Clark Kent
Nash Bridges: Lisa Bridges/Nash Bridges
Never Been Kissed: Jodie Gellar/Sam Coulson

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Momentum by Kathy Brown (PG)

Fandom Category: Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Pairing: Lois/Clark
Fic Title: Momentum: A Winter Holiday Tale & Momentum 2: The Revelation
Author: Kathy Brown
Link: Momentum, Momentum 2
Rating/Warning(s): PG for the first story/PG-13 for some sexual tension in the second
Genre: Romance, Fluff, Holiday, General
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Lois & Clark's season two episode "Season's Greedings" is one of the cutest, fluffiest television Christmas episodes ever aired. It's adorable. It's also one of the shippyest Lois & Clark episodes pre-relationship. So it's a perfect jumping off point for a long, fluffy, sweet romance fic.

After heading to Smallville at the end of "Season's Greedings" Clark decides he doesn't want his relationship with Lois to go back to just the platonic friendship they had before Christmas and if he's careful he might be able to use the lingering holiday spirit of the week leading up to New Year's Eve to make her see him as a romantic prospect instead of just her best friend. This involves ice skating, hot cocoa, cookies and everything else the perfect holiday time dates would have.

The relationship between Lois and Clark is deftly drawn and insanely sweet without tipping over into treacly, and the holiday setting is used as a wonderful backdrop without taking over the story.

The sequel tackles the ramifications of the fact that there's a third person in the Lois/Clark relationship, even if he's just someone Clark pretends to be from time to time. Clark thinks a romantic weekend getaway at a mountain ski resort is the perfect time to tell Lois that he's Superman, but life, bad luck, and Lois herself keep getting in his way.

Both stories are long, heartwarming, festive reads, that are great around Christmas or any other time of year.
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Two Fandom Holiday Recs

Fandom Category: Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel: The Series
Pairing: Angelus/Darla, Spike/Drusilla
Fic Title: Red as Any Blood
Author: D. M. Evans
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): Listed as "Mature", but it seems more like Teen/R to me.
Genre: (Twisted) Holiday fic, horror, humor

Why This Must Be Read: D. M. Evans writes the Fanged Four at the Christmas holidays, doing what normal people might do - you know, caroling, visiting houses, eating the people inside. This is more a horromedy than anything, with all the trappings of Victoriana lurking in the background.

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Fandom Category: Fullmetal Alchemist
Pairing: Edward Elric/Winry Rockbell, Maes Hughes/Gracia Hughes, Roy Mustang/Riza Hawkeye
Fic Title: Love is a Battlefield
Author: D. M. Evans
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): Teen
Genre: Romance

Why This Must Be Read: First, this is a chapter fic, and while the plot is pretty much a trope in FMA fandom, D. M. Evans was one of the first writers of this particular trope. Fuhrer King Bradley is holding the traditional midwinter ball to celebrate the season, and Winry has been asked to help with creating the rotating ballroom floor. Edward, as a major in the military, has been ordered to attend the ball, with a date, and Winry decides to teach him a lesson when he's slow to ask her.

This is a cute story, with a lot of humor, some sexual themes, and a lot of Edward/Winry and Ed+Winry+Al interaction. This is usually my go-to story for reading when I'm feeling blue, no matter what time of the year.

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