March 17th, 2012

aliens: ripley/hicks: i taught you this

Aliens, 5 recs, Ellen Ripley/Dwayne Hicks

Fandom: Aliens
Pairing: Ellen Ripley/Dwayne Hicks
Fic Title: Far Across the Stars
Author: liminalliz
Link: http://yuletidetreasure.org/archive/68/faracross.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Drama
WIP? No
Special Rec: 26/100

Why This Must Be Read: Why do I love this fic? Let me count the ways: the writing is brilliant, the dialogue is awesome, and the characterisations are perfect. liminalliz takes everything that is wonderful about Aliens and gives us a continuing storyline that makes a thousand times more sense then the one Aliens 3 gave us. This may be the best Aliens fic ever, true story.

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rb: andy/sam: you make me happy

Rookie Blue, 5 recs, Andy McNally/Sam Swarek

Fandom: Rookie Blue
Pairing: Andy McNally/Sam Swarek
Fic Title: christmas morning, back from the war
Author: lowriseflare & threeguesses
Link: http://lowriseflare.livejournal.com/32399.html
Rating/Warning(s): R
Genre: Romance
WIP? No
Special Rec: 31/100

Why This Must Be Read: lowriseflare and threeguesses own, like, 70% of the sam/andy fanfiction market on the internet right now which means that, thankfully, at least 70% of the sam/andy fanfiction market is brilliant. Following on from the season two finale, christmas morning, back from the war shows the immediate aftermath of the preceding episodes with pitch-perfect characterisations, lovely writing, and a wonderful dose of sexiness.

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SMASH, 2 Recs, Karen Cartwright /Derek Wills

Fandom Category: SMASH
Pairing: Karen Cartwright /Derek Wills
Fic Title: Hungry For Something
Author: magisterequitum
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/359416
Rating/Warning(s): M, for some hot, hot sex Genre: romance, future fic
WIP?: NO
Why This Must Be Read: It's Karen's journey forward finding what she wants and not only romantically speaking. She goes from being the girl with a spot in the ensemble, just happy to strive for her best, to the performer who is not afraid to show she can do better than Ivy. Derek is with her for the ride, at first in a subtle way, until the UST grows into something Karen knows she wants in her life. I think this fic made an excellent work to sketch a possible, if not likely, future for those characters while keeping them true to themselves. Also, the way Karen and Derek relate to each other here? It's very 'them'.

Fandom Category: SMASH Pairing: Karen Cartwright /Derek Wills
Fic Title: Electrify
Author: chrisfaithalin
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7886930/1/Electrify
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: romance, drama, missing scene
WIP?: no
Why This Must Be Read: Missing scene. Derek makes clear to Karen that he has not chosen Ivy because of their night-time activities. Karen may not believe it, but she still throws him off his usual game.