September 3rd, 2012


Buffy Crossovers, 7 Recs, Various Pairings

Fandom Category: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Crossovers (Stargate: Atlantis, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Stargate SG1, Supernatural, Multiple
Pairing: Various (Buffy Summers/John Sheppard, Dawn Summers/Ronon Dex, Buffy Summers/Angel [plus Willow Rosenberg/Bobby Goren], Buffy Summers/Jon O'Neill [plus Willow Rosenberg/Xander Harris], Buffy Summers/Jack O'Neill [plus Willow Rosenberg/Teal'c, Samantha Carter/Xander Harris, & Faith Lehayne/Daniel Jackson], Buffy Summers/John Winchester, Joyce Summers/OMC)
Fandom #: 3
Special Recs: 9-15

Pairing: Buffy Summers/John Sheppard
Fic Title: Daddy Can Fix Anything
Author: polgara-5
Rating/Warning(s): K/G
Genre: Fluff/Family/Humor
WIP?: No

Special Rec #: 9

Why This Must Be Read: This is an adorable bit of fluff. Buffy gets to overhear a sweet moment between father and daughter. It gives you a look into a happy family with everyday troubles...even if mom and dad are heroes on the side.

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Various Fandoms: Downton Abbey, Fringe, Iron Man, Merlin, Bones

Ah, here is the last of my special recs for August.  I apologize for the lateness and cut it down to 21 but tried to keep a variety of fandoms and ships at least.  I'm glad I got to share some of my favorites!

Fandom Category: Downton Abbey
Pairing: Mary Crawley/Matthew Crawley
Fic Title: You & Me of the 10,000 Wars
Author: allthingsholy
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13 (R in later chapters)
Genre: Drama, Romance
WIP?: Yes

Special Rec: 16/21

Why This Must Be Read: This is a modern AU where Downton Abbey becomes Downton Industries.  There are only two chapters thus far (out of a projected four), but I’m already completely taken by this author’s absolutely brilliant characterization of Mary -- a woman who can play the part of the perfect, proper eldest daughter to the tee when needed but also rejects the role, a woman who in one sense loves the glamour of the lifestyle she leads even as she cannot bear its superficiality.  Everyone else is also thoughtfully portrayed, and the writer has creatively and smoothly adapted Downton Abbey to the 21st century.

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lots | fierce ladies

Let Me Be Your Ride Out Of Town by Empressearwig

Fandom Category: Young Justice
Pairing: Artemis Crock/Wally West
Fic Title: Let Me Be Your Ride Out Of Town
Author: Empressearwig
Link: Here.
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Roadtrip!
WIP?: No.

Summary: On the day Artemis graduates from college, there's someone in the crowd that she never expected to see. When Wally asks her to go on the cross country road trip they'd always planned, her answer surprises them both.

Why This Must Be Read: First of all, I am a sucker for a good roadtrip fanfic. Secondly, I absolutely adore the slow reveal of the reasons for why Wally and Artemis broke up prior to the opening. Third, I love that the author shows how good Wally and Artemis are together - their banter, how well they know each other– and give the audience a good chunk of word count in which these two are happy together - it's not like 'emotion problem resolved - bam, the end.'

Also, I really enjoyed Robin and Zatanna's supporting roles.