September 14th, 2012

Deeks/Kensi

Refresher

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Lizard

Harry Potter, 3 Recs, 2 Pairings: Ginny/Harry & OFC/Remus

Fandom Category: Harry Potter
Pairing: 2 Pairings - Ginny Weasley/Harry Potter & OFC/Remus Lupin
Fandom #: 12
Special Recs: 48-50

Pairing: Ginny Weasley/Harry Potter
Fic Title: Dumbledore's Army
Author: Bobmin356
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2345466/1/
Rating/Warning(s): M/R - warning! abusive!Durselys and manipulative!Dumbledore (mostly)
Genre: Adventure, Angst
WIP?: No

Special Rec #: 48

Why This Must Be Read: After the dramatic and tragic events of Harry's fifth year, his trust in the system is at an all time low. With some insight from a new friend, he realizes he has to change the way he's been handling things. He also moves Dumbledore to his "not-to-be-trusted" list. This year, the DA gets ready for war. This was the first fic that really explored some of the same thoughts tumbling in my head over the less-than-stellar work being done by the adults at Hogwarts. Why was everything being done by a kid? Definitely worth your time.

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SarkKing

Challenge 97: 2 The Avengers/Thor recs

I am astonished that these haven't been rec'd yet for the het_bigbang challenge. I've been holding back because I feel like I um...sort of hog a lot of Avengers recs. >.> But these stories were too fabulous not to tell the world about.

Fandom Category:The Avengers/Thor
Pairing: Darcy Lewis/Bruce Banner
Fic Title: I'm Gonna Be A Part Of It (Whether I Want To Or Not)
Author: fringedweller
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/495093/chapters/866425
Rating/Warning(s): M/R
Genre: Post-movie
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: If I could describe this fic in one word, it would be glorious. I just want to roll around in all the feels this story gives me. Immediately after the battle in New York, a couple of intrepid camera people stumble upon Tony and Thor unsupervised. Thor essentially blows up Darcy's spot on national television and Darcy has to be immediately extracted by SHIELD mid-semester, just 20 credits shy of graduating. To add insult to injury, they expect her to slave away at their HQ as a lowly grunt since she doesn't have a college degree. But this Darcy is determined and resourceful, and if SHIELD is going to completely uproot her life, then by god, she will find a way to get her own back and graduate, even if it involves blackmailing rookie SHIELD agents.

If you can't tell, I am in absolute love with this Darcy. She's got real and believable flaws, as well as some legitimate resentment over her situation, but she's also kind, competent, and able to make the hand she's dealt work for her. I love the backstory the author has given her and watching Darcy come into her own is an absolute treat. Aside from Darcy, there are so many other things to love about this story, including a fantastic cast of OCs (Agent Chuck Norris, bwah! XD), PUPPIES!!, food porn (om nom nom), and adorable Hulk antics. Speaking of, the romance between Darcy and Bruce is so lovely. The way their relationship deepens and unfolds feels very organic and just...ugh, all my feeeeeeels. This is such a satisfying story--go read, read, read!

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Lizard

King Arthur, 1 Rec, OFC/Tristan

I'm doing a second fandom today because I'm two days behind my goal!

Fandom Category: King Arthur
Pairing: Original Female Character/Tristan
Fandom #: 13
Special Recs: 51

Fic Title: Little Bird and the Hawk
Author: Tracy137
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2320888/1/
Rating/Warning(s): K+/T
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No

Special Rec #: 51

Why This Must Be Read: This is a lovely AU of the film. It has drama and h/c, romance and adventure, angst and happy endings. It centers on the most mysterious of the knights and a woman they rescue along side Guinevere. If you've seen the film, you know the basic storyline - this adds an extra thread which changes the entire weaving without changing the central plot.