December 29th, 2011

100 | on raven's wings
  • hariboo

A Little Dramatic Irony (& verse) by Lipton Lee (PG-13)

Fandom Category: Gilmore Girls
Pairing: Rory Gilmore/Jess Mariano, Lorelai Gilmore/Jess Mariano, Emily Gilmore/Richard Gilmore, Lane Kim/Dave Rygalski
Fic Title: A Little Dramatic Irony (and accompanying verse)
Author: Lipton Lee
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: AU, fork in the road, general romance, family, friendship, humour
WIP?: nope, the main fic is completed, which is the one linked above. There a few sidestories that have been pretty much abandoned at this point but there are others that haven't. (see: cut)

Why This Must Be Read: This is one of my favourite Jess/Rory fic and verse. Maybe one of The Jess/Rory fic, from what I would consider one of their best writers. It goes AU after Nag Hammadi and it's one of the most epic and best fic I've read for these two. Full of banter and a wide cast of characters — all Stars Hollow residents and a few OCs coming in from Jess' New York life (one of my favourite detail bc yes! Jess had a life in NYC, an okay life!, and I like how the author incorporates that life and doesn't make it overly gritty and sad for him like a lot of fic do) — and expands post fic in several other fics, all chronically Rory and Jess' relationship over the years. It's also a great fic about each of these families, Gilmores, Danes, Marianos coming together.

Really, one of the best fics out there for them I'd rec it even to people who don't love the ship because it's so lovely. But also Lipton Lee has a bunch of really wonderful fic for this ship.

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  • aj

I'd Like To Know If You'd Be Open To Starting Over (1/1), PG

Fandom Category: Hawaii Five-0
Pairing: Kono Kalakaua/Steve McGarrett
Fic Title: I'd Like To Know If You'd Be Open To Starting Over
Author: qirjanran/her_lovelyheart
Rating/Warning(s): PG, spoilers for season 2.
Genre: Post-ep, friendship, romance.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: There's not a whole lot of introspective, in-depth Kono/Steve. This has that in spades, and is doing a great job of tying up some of the loose ends that the beginning of season 2 has left swaying. It also makes me happy in that there isn't any other character bashing, and it's a nice, satisfying slow-build. I'm really interested to see where this is going, and over the moon on what's already written.

ETA: This story has, apparently been deleted from the internet. BOO!

Like a Knife Cuts It Clean by monroeslittle (PG)

Fandom Category: Veronica Mars
Pairing: Veronica Mars/Logan Echolls
Fic Title: Like a Knife Cuts It Clean
Author: monroeslittle
Link: link
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Romance, angst, roadtrip!
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: I love post-series fic that works to give us an ending to the show that the WB/CW never gave Veronica Mars, and this one is a masterful one that has Veronica and Logan working at being friends and working through their issues as they take a summer road trip together across the United States. The author really delves into their emotional baggage (individual and relationship-related) and it all comes to a really satisfying conclusion.