January 6th, 2012

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The Shape of Things to Come, by Magic Crafter (PG-13)

Fandom Category: The Tudors
Pairing: Anne Boleyn/Henry VIII, Katherine of Aragon/Henry VIII
Fic Title: The Shape of Things to Come
Author: Magic Crafter
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5393343/1/
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: AU, angst, romance
WIP?: Yes

Why This Must Be Read: I walked into this story initially wary of it, but quickly found myself enthralled. Anyone who knows the story of Henry VIII and his wives, particularly the first two, have often wondered what might have happened if just one of the sons from Henry's first marriage to Katherine of Aragon had survived infancy. This story explores that option and sends history flying down an alternate path. It's fascinating to see how the characters are shaped by the differing events. Henry is a more stable, thoughtful person -- though still so utterly Henry. Anne, whose part in the story is also quite significant, faces a very different life as Henry's queen, beginning with the fact that she isn't under extreme pressure to provide Henry with a male heir. Magic Crafter has crafted (pun intended) an amazing and excellent story, and I always cheer when a new chapter notification appears in my inbox.

Special Rec: 6/31
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Calling Bluffs by DSieya (PG-13) + 2 More Sheldon/Penny Recs

Fandom Category: Big Bang Theory
Pairing: Penny/Sheldon Cooper
Fic Title: Calling Bluffs
Author: DSieya
Link: Here!
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13 for some language
Genre: Romance/Humor
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This is the fic that made me an S/P shipper. I was mid-way through discovering the show, popped onto FF.net, and clicked on this out of curiosity ("Sheldon and Penny? How could that work?") and suddenly by the end of it, I realized they HAD to be together, and nothing else would be good enough. This takes the events of The Panty Piñata Polarization, and is a sequel to The Gothowitz Deviation (the one where he tries to train her with chocolate!). It has sensational writing and characterization, and off-the-charts chemistry between the two of them - and it shows Penny's excellently devious side. I can't gush enough about this (plus there's a sequel), and ANYTHING by this author. I could rec her forever and ever.

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