December 13th, 2011

100 | on raven's wings
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A Keen Observer by DeepDownSlytherin (PG-13)

Back up reccer in the house! :D

Fandom Category: Harry Potter
Pairing: Andromeda Black/Ted Tonks, background canon ships.
Fic Title: A Keen Observer
Author: DeepDownSlytherin
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13, mean dark wizards being mean dark wizards, character deaths, knowledge of future character deaths.
Genre: romance, family, personal narratives
WIP?: nope

Why This Must Be Read: The fic that took my mild affection for Andromeda Black and SKYROCKETED IT TO LOVE. Favourite Black sister now! This is first of all excellently written and characterised. The tale of Andromeda Black growing up in house hold and in a world that is normal and comfortable to her, even if she doesn't agree with everyone or everything in it, it's her world, her family, and she loves them. But it's also the tale of how she grows and realises that maybe her family and friends aren't the people they and she think they are. It all starts to change when she goes to Hogwarts and meets a young boy called Ted Tonks, who for the rest of her time at Hogwarts will bug her, push her to think about her life in ways that she's not used too, and ultimately fall for her. Told exclusively through Andromeda's point of view the author manages to give more life and humanity to the people we will later know as Harry Potter's greatest enemies, namely Bella Black. Seriously, Bella and Narcissa through their sister's eye are made so human, because they're so loved by Andromeda that it hurts a little to know their future. We also get to see hints of the Marauders as the story progresses, but this story is first and foremost about Andromeda Black. The middle sister, the one who tried to keep her sister together, her world together but ultimately realised it just wasn't meant to be. And maybe for the best.
doctor who - r/d; picture it backwards

The Time Machine TARDIS by tenacious_err (PG)

Fandom Category: Doctor Who / Warehouse 13
Pairing: Doctor/River, Warehouse team + HG Wells
Fic Title: The Time Machine TARDIS
Author: tenacious_err
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Humor
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Because it's bloody brilliant! It seamlessly combines the two worlds of Warehouse and Doctor Who with a wibbly-wobbly, timey-whimey adventure involving the Warehouse team, River Song, the Doctor, and HG Wells. Perfect banter and hilarious dialogue, a fabulous storyline, beautiful little insights into the characters, and BFFery all around. Her characterizations are spot on, too, for both Warehouse and Doctor Who. I think you could understand it if you don't watch both shows, so long as you have a vague idea of them both, and even if you don't the characters and dialogue are so perfect you'll love it anyway. Basically I just think everyone should read this, grin stupidly, and flail their arms in the time-honored tradition of happy fangirls/boys everywhere.

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