December 17th, 2011

100 | on raven's wings
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three dan/blair fics

Fandom Category: Gossip Girl
Pairing: Blair Waldrof/Dan Humphrey
Fic Title: The Mean Reads
Author: margottenenbaum
Link: http://artemis-sparks.livejournal.com/36410.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13; some Dan/Vanessa, and Blair/Chuck, but not the focus of the fic. Some language.
Genre: romance, intellectual romcom,
WIP?: nope
(4/20)

Why This Must Be Read: Oh Dan and Blair, the ship tumblr and season 4, I think, made me care about but they're so precious to me now. The socialite and the writer, the dreamer and the realist, the ones that want and think and think about everything they want. Also, the ones with the best ship construction the show has done. This fic is great for them. It's set in mid season three where they both start to move past their prescribed — and excepted by others — intolerance for each other and start getting somewhat closer. Using a line from Breakfast at Tiffany's, which is a brilliant move on the author on it's own merits, the "mean reds" is exactly how their relationship with the fic begins: afraid of what the other means. Dan and Blair do something that changes their perspective on each other. At least Dan's at first and then it's when starts getting complicated because they're not supposed to like each other. Here, Dan and Blair are snippy and snarky as each other always but they slowly fine that past all they say they hate about each other is someone that they don't hate at all.

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