March 15th, 2012


Challenge 85: 5 Multifandom Recs (X-Men, FFVII, Twilight, Sailor Moon)

5 Multifandom AU recs (because that's how I roll).

Fandom Category: X-Men (movie-verse)
Pairing: Jean Grey/Scott Summers
Fic Title: How the Leopard Changed Her Spots
Author: Minisinoo
Rating/Warning(s): T/PG-13
Genre: AU, Power swap
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: So this is the 3rd time I've rec'd Min's work on this comm I regret nothing! but this fit so well with the current challenge that I couldn't NOT rec it. This is a power swap AU of X-Men 1 so everyone (except Professor X) has someone else's power. In this story Jean has Mystique's mutation and fights on Magneto's side, while Scott has Cypher's mutation, which allows him to learn, understand, and speak any kind of language (e.g. spoken language, body language, computer language, etc.). He's also deaf. It is so, so fascinating to see how these fundamental changes in mutation/ability shape both Jean and Scott. They're so different to their canon counterparts, but at the same time, the core of each of these characters remains. It includes an excellent and sensitive portrayal of living with a hearing disability, as well as a rousing and impassioned defense of diversity, tolerance, and compassion delivered by Scott to the Senate during the hearing about the Mutant Registration bill. So. Good. Go read it! Now!

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May I have a Yuffie/Vincent tag, please? And I guess an Ami Mizuno/OC tag since that got 2 recs. OC pairing tags for Makoto Kino, Minako Aino, and Rei Hino would be lovely but not necessary.

Aerilon Girls Are Easy by flowrs4ophelia (R)

Fandom Category: Battlestar Galactica
Pairing: Kara Thrace/Lee Adama
Fic Title: Aerilon Girls Are Easy
Author: flowrs4ophelia
Rating/Warning(s): R (non-explicit sex)
Genre: romance/drama/AU
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: This story explores the possibility of what might have happened with Kara and Lee's relationship if there had been no apocalypse to add to their baggage and complicated history. But unlike a lot of AUs, it doesn't simply carve out an ideal easy world for the characters, instead observing their inherent obstacles to happiness with a realistic sense of uncertainty. For anyone intrigued by the angst factor of Zak Adama's death, this fic cannot be missed.