March 10th, 2012


Challenge 85

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

Challenge 85:

Category: Alternate Reality/Universe Fics
Deadline: March 24
Challenge: Rec us your favorite alternate reality and alternate universe fics. Love that story with your favorite characters thrown into the wild west? Or outer space? Maybe even high school? Share it here! 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 have any recs for the following pairings, please share them! Your fellow members are looking for:

Fringe - Peter/Olivia
Starwars: The Clone Wars - Obi-wan Kenobi/Duchess Satine Kryze
Cold Case - Lilly Rush/Scotty Valens
Criminal Minds - Spencer Reid/Emily Prentiss
Naruto - Sakura Haruno/Itachi Uchiha
Chuck - Chuck/Sarah
Leverage - Parker/Hardison
Naruto - Hyuuga Hinata/Hyuuga Neji
Gossip Girl - Chuck Bass/Blair Waldorf
Human Target - Christopher Chance/Ilsa Pucci
Crazy, Stupid, Love - Hannah/Jacob
Supernatural - Dean/Cassie
Lost - Jack Shephard/Kate Austen
Rurouni Kenshin - Kaoru/Kenshin
Howl's Moving Castle - Sophie Hatter/Howl
White and Nerdy

"How to Fight Loneliness" Series by MadLori (R)

First time reccer here, please be gentle

Fandom Category: Criminal Minds
Pairing: Spencer Reid/Emily Prentiss
Story Title:& How to Fight Loneliness
Author: madlori
Link: Link to series page
Rating/Warning(s): R, violence, sexuality, minor character death
Genre: casfic, romance
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read:

This is a really well written series. That should be reason enough, but in case it isn't, read on. This series stays true to the characters and the to the tone of the show and doesn't trivialize the potential problems that a couple like Reid and Prentiss would face in their personal and professional lives if they were to pursue a relationship.

There are three "stories" in this "series". I use the quotation marks because while the author calls this a series, I see it more as a universe with one epic story and two series. It starts with the epic story 'How to Fight Loneliness' which is a casefic with flashbacks to the story of how Reid and Prentiss got together and continues with a two series of short stories called 'Perspectives on a Romance' and 'Casefiles of Mr. Prentiss and Mrs. Genius'. In 'Persepctives on a Romance, Reid and Prentiss' relationship is observed by outsiders and in 'Casefiles of Mr. Prentiss and Mrs. Genius, you get sexy Scooby Doo type mysteries (author's own words).

I hope you enjoy!

Challenge 85: Alternate Reality/Universe Fics- Doctor Who, Doctor/Rose

Fandom Category: Doctor Who
Pairing: Rose Tyler/The Doctor
Fic Title: Feeling Electric
Author: professor_spork
Rating/Warning(s): Teen (some "fade to black" type sexuality)
Genre: comedy, romance, fluff (smidges of light angst)
WIP?: Nope

Why This Must Be Read: Okay, so let me get this out of the way: I hate all human, high school AUs. I used to run into them all the time in one of my other sci-fi/fantasy fandoms, and they really aren't my cup of tea, for a variety of reasons. Despite that, I cannot help being utterly charmed and won over by this absolutely adorable, fun and fantastic all human, high school Doctor Who AU. The basic premise is simple: the Tenth Doctor is a geek working in a comic book store, Rose is the girl who wanders in.

What I especially love about this fic (series of shorts, really-see below) is the great characterization of the two of them, their relationship, and how the author deftly blends and incorporates fun nods to canon into the fic ("the Doctor" and "Bad Wolf" are their comic book codes names, the Doctor considers naming his car Bessie). The whole Doctor/Rose-ness of them comes shining through, the AU never feels forced, and the whole thing reads as a loving, light hearted homage to Doctor Who and the whole "high school AU" genre. A perfectly delicious bit of happy fluff- these fics always put a smile on my face.

There are several other short fics in this series, all equally wonderful. They are: Set Me On Fire, Pins and Needles Part 1 & Part 2, & Static