July 28th, 2012

Buffy/Angel

Livin' on a Prayer, by Pitry

Fandom Category: Batman/The Dark Knight Rises
Pairing: Selina Kyle/Bruce Wayne
Fic Title: Livin' on a Prayer
Author: Pitry
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/470786
Rating/Warning(s): teen and up
Genre: post-movie
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: Assume TDKR spoilers ahead: This feels like a mix of the movie and the comics, and it's dark painting of Gotham City at its worst, even after it can be saved by the efforts of heroes. It's not nice, it's not pretty, and neither is Bruce Wayne after the years have gone by. An interesting look at one possible future of the series, especially when it comes to the next generation of heroes fighting the "good" fight against criminals.
lots | fierce ladies

Iron Man/The Avengers, Six Recs

Fandom Category: Iron Man/The Avengers
Pairing: Pepper Potts/Tony Stark
Fic Title: Yet Turning Stay
Author: irnan
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): Mother-issues.
Genre: Character study/romance
WIP?: No.

Excerpt:

Gin's mother died when she was eighteen; it was a car crash. Tony has known her eight years before he becomes aware that this is a thing they have in common. Pepper knew him eight weeks before she realised why she understood him so well.

Why This Must Be Read: A fantastic character study of Pepper Potts and a great look at how and why she and Tony worked so well together pre-Iron Man and continue to be amazing together post... everything.


Fandom Category: Iron Man
Pairing: Pepper Potts/Tony Stark
Fic Title: Games People Play
Author: penknife
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): Sexual content, light BDSM, references to torture.
Genre: Porn with plot.
WIP?: No

Excerpt:

The cuffs are cold against her warm wrists as he snaps them closed, and for a moment there's a flutter in his chest that he can't entirely attribute to the arc reactor blazing away.

"You do have the keys to these, right?"

"Of course," Tony says. "Besides, I have a blowtorch."

"Oh, no," Pepper says. "We are not doing anything involving a blowtorch. That's a hard limit."

He's getting the idea that she's not as much of an amateur at this as he assumed. That's weirdly reassuring.


Why This Must Be Read:

If you've hung around fandom for a while, you know that bondage is not rare - a fic with the negotiation of bondage - what is okay and how much - is a lot rarer and the banter was so delightful that it took me a reread to realize the issues that Tony is actually working with.


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