May 7th, 2012


Challenge 89

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

Challenge 89:

Category: The Hunger Games
Deadline: May 21
Challenge: Rec us your favorite The Hunger Games fics. 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 The Hunger Games fans!


And if you have any recs for the following pairings, please share them! Your fellow members are looking for:

30 Rock, Liz Lemon/Criss
Avatar: The Last Airbender, Toph Bei Fong/Anyone
Avengers (movie-verse), Darcy Lewis/Anyone
Avengers (movie-verse), Natasha Romanova/Anyone
Community, Britta Perry/Troy Barnes
Farscape, Aeryn Sun/John Crichton
Friends, Monica Geller(-Bing)/Chandler Bing
Haven, Audrey Parker, Nathan Wournos
In Plain Sight, Mary Shannon/Marhsall Mann
Magnificent Seven, Mary Travis/Chris Larabee
NCIS: Los Angeles, Kensi Blye/Marty Deeks
Stargate: Atlantis, Teyla Emmagen/John Sheppard
Supernatural, OFC-or-crossover-character/Dean Winchester
The Infernal Devices, Tessa Gray/Jem Carstairs
The Vampire Diaries, Bonnie Bennett/Damon Salvatore
The Vampire Diaries, Katherine Pierce/Elijah Michaelson
True Blood, Sookie Stackhouse/Sam Merlotte

"the genesis of color & light" by wanderlustlover

Fandom Category: The Hunger Games
Pairing: Katniss Everdeen / Peeta Mellark
Fic Title: the genesis of color & light
Author: wanderlustlover
Rating/Warning(s): G
Genre: One-shot, character study
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Though this is more of a reflection on Peeta as an artist than it is an outright het fic, his characterization is so tied to Katniss that it seems possible to mention her name just once in 900 words and still make note of the pairing. This one-shot is a beautiful examination of what painting means to Peeta and how his artistic vision colors his view of a dark, messy world.
Finnick Annie hands

three Hunger Games recs

Fandom Category: The Hunger Games
Pairing: Johanna/Finnick
Fic Title: just keep your head above
Author: nicalyse
Rating/Warning(s): hard R
Genre: Hurt/Comfort
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read:

Part of what I love most about Johanna/Finnick is their friendship-with-benefits vibe. The way they genuinely care for each other and help each other through what the Capitol does to them. This is that fic.

They met for the first time on her Victory Tour. He acted as her escort at the dinner in her honor in District 4, outwardly appearing to be everything that she'd seen of Finnick Odair on television over the years. It was the way that he acted when no one else was watching that made her like him. The jokes whispered at the expense of the other guests, how he pointed out the people to avoid and rescued her when she wasn't able to get away on her own.

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teen girl squad!

other maps will tell you by zauberer_sirin

Fandom Category: The Avengers (2012)
Pairing: Natasha Romanov/Bruce Banner
Fic Title: other maps will tell you
Author: zauberer_sirin
Link: AO3
Rating/Warning(s): General Audience, no warnings
Genre: Post-movie, UST, kinda angsty

Why This Must Be Read: So I came out of the movie craving Natasha/Bruce fic like crazy and found this one while searching the AO3 tags. This fic is perfect and perfectly describes the the slow dance around feelings that Natasha might have for Bruce and it was just what I was looking for with them. Seriously, go read!

Mods, I think we need a Natasha/Bruce tag.
Aliens - Where do you want it?

Nobody's in Love by Greenwoman

Fandom Category: The Magnificent Seven
Pairing: Mary Travis/Chris Larabee
Fic Title: Nobody's in Love
Author: Greenwoman
Link: (Author's site)
Rating/Warning(s): Pg-13, mild language
Genre: Romance
WIP?: One-shot

Why This Must Be Read: Well, I saw that someone was looking for Mary/Chris fic and this one is delicious. It has both Mary and Chris being their stubborn selves, but finding some common ground. The language and dialogue is fabulous and the ending is so hopeful. I read this one over and over. There are a few other Chris/Mary stories on the author's site, but this is my favorite.

(I know I've got some others saved somewhere, so I'll try to find them!)

A Foreign Country by casspeach (PG)

Fandom Category: Supernatural
Pairing: OFC/Dean Winchester
Fic Title: A Foreign Country
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: AU, romance, drama
WIP?: Nope

Why This Must Be Read: This story breaks from canon after In My Time of Dying, and explores the life that Dean makes for himself after an accident leaves him with no memory of who he is or where he came from. This fic could fall victim to a number of cliches that plague fandom, including the ol' amnesia plot and kidfic, but this story is thoughtful, well-crafted, and just beautiful. The OFC, Sally, is smart and strong and flawed enough to be realistic. And, really, I'm a sucker for any story where the Winchesters get anything approaching a happy ending.