April 28th, 2012

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de capo al Fine by icarus (T)

Fandom Category: NCIS
Pairing: Ziva David/Tony DiNozzo
Fic Title: de capo al Fine
Author: icarus_abides
Link: http://icarus-abides.livejournal.com/184745.html
Rating/Warning(s): T
Genre: apocafic

Why This Must Be Read: Okay, so all beta-bias aside, this story is awesome. Set in a future apocalypse, icarus_abides follows Tony's journey as he searches for his partner. Dark and bleak, the beauty in this story comes from the fine thread of hope underlining Tony's determination to reach Ziva. Absolutely lovely.
meeko: shocked!

through the dark streets they go searching by tosca1390 (PG)

Fandom Category: Once Upon A Time
Pairing: Emma Swan/Sheriff Graham
Fic Title: through the dark streets they go searching
Author: tosca1390
Link: http://tosca1390.livejournal.com/288086.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG / spoilers through Snow Falls
Genre: Post-Episode
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Because I love the idea of these two working together, and the little of the time we saw Emma and Graham interacting as sheriff and deputy really sold me on their dynamic.

“Do you ever knock?” he asks, standing at his desk with files in his hands.

“Do you ever go home?” she retorts, holding out the tape to him.
[ga] izzie | worth the wait

[friday night lights] The Door's Open, But The Ride, It Ain't Free, by lindentree and khemlab

Fandom Category | Friday Night Lights
Pairing | Julie Tylor/Tim Riggins
Fic Title | The Door’s Open, But The Ride, It Ain’t Free
Author | lindentree and khemlab
Link | [part one] http://archiveofourown.org/works/43963
[part two] http://fridaynight-fic.livejournal.com/211849.html
[part three] http://archiveofourown.org/works/65324
Rating/Warning(s) | R/Fuck or die/rape and violence
Genre | Angst. Drama
WIP? | No
Special Rec | 29/?

Why This Must Be Read | This fic does not pull its punches, so please heed the warnings. I'm a fan of fics that put two characters together in an impossible situation (read: trope, I know, I know!!) and then takes away all the rules. I love reading the fallout. The aftermath. The recovery. And this collab. fic is an excellent example of it done really well.

2 Once Upon a Time recs!!!

Fandom Category: Once Upon A Time
Pairing: Emma/August, Snow/Charming
Fic Title: Not Quite Made in China
Author: Fyrie
Link: Over here!
Rating/Warning(s): T; uses the theory that August is Baelfire
Genre: Humor/Adventure
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Basically, it's what happens AFTER Emma saves us all. And the Emma!voice is strong in this one. :P
Seriously, I don't think fandom gives Emma enough credit (unless it's epic hate!sex with Regina), but I believe she's a total BAMF, and this story highlights that while adding PLENTY of LOLZ. Rumple and August are HYSTERICAL, Snow and Charming are adorable, and the Evil Queen may surprise you.

Fandom Category: Once Upon A Time
Pairing: Belle/Rumplestiltskin
Fic Title: The Essence of Life
Author: the_bad_faery
Link: Over here!
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17; AU
Genre: Romance/Drama
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: It's an AU where Belle is married to Gaston and is unable to have a child. Gee, wonder how Rumple fits in. :D
I'm a HUGE Rumple/Belle fan, and I LOVE both their voices in this story. Belle is still feisty and adorable, and Rumple is still flabbergasted by her very presence. Sexy and sweet, with happy ending included. :P

MODS, can we add a tag for ship:emma swan/august booth?
iron gate

Time Around by rhinegolden (PG:15)

Fandom Category: Once Upon A Time
Pairing: Emma/Gold
Fic Title: Time Around
Author: rhinegolden
Link: http://rhinegolden.livejournal.com/6339.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG:15 at the start. Ratings go up in the later chapters.
Genre: AU, Romance, Adventure
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Typically there is the one fic for a rare pair in any given fandom that is so well written and beloved that it is the measure by which all others are judged by. Time Around is that fic. Not only does the author take us deep into the medieval (and magical) time period, she also explores the hows and whys behind the enigmatic character of Rumpelstiltskin before he became The Dark One. The writing is beautiful, the characterizations are spot on, and the set-up is the most entertaining read I've found in the fandom.