October 1st, 2012


Challenge 99

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

Challenge 99:

Category: Fairy Tales
Deadline: October 15
Challenge: Rec us your favorite Fairy Tale 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 het fans!

October is here! It's time to start your 30 Day Memes and the Shipping Cage Match will be up and running later today. Prepare yourselves for an exciting and active month at het_reccers!
blue girl

Days 1-7, Multiple fandom/pairing, 7 recs

* Day 01 - A fic for your current favorite ship.

Fandom Category: 30 Rock
Pairing: Liz Lemon/Jack Donaghy
Fic Title: In for a Penny
Author: nutkin
Link: http://nutkin.livejournal.com/69409.html
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17
Genre: Commedy, Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: I have always loved the idea of Jack/Liz on 30 Rock and since it is coming back for its last season I picked them for my favorite ship. This fic is funny and hot, not an easy feat to pull off. The dialogue is whip smart and the characterizations are perfect. I can't help but hope that something like this will happen in the show. (Even though Tina Fey says it never will. You have to love that so many people have asked about a Jack/Liz romance, right?)

* Day 02 - A fic for your very first ship.
Fandom Category: St. Elmo's Fire
Pairing: Wendy Beamish/Billy Hicks
Fic Title: Our Time on the Edge
Author: monimala
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/454770
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Genre: Angst, Romance
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: It was so hard to pick my very first ship, it's hard to recall when I started shipping. I'm guessing it was in the 80's and involved brat pack movies. I always wondered what happened to the characters in St. Elmo's Fire. Did they stay in touch, were they still friends years later, and did anyone end up together? This fic answers many questions while giving us a brief glimpse of Wendy's life. It tells the story of a chance meeting of Wendy and Billy years after the movie ends and shows us that as Wendy grew up, she never outgrew her first love. I'm so happy someone wrote about these two reconnecting again and it is a lovely story.

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Mods can I get tags for Beautiful Girls (Marty/Willie Conway) and St. Elmo's Fire (Wendy Beamish/Billy Hicks)? Thank you! ♥

"The Truth That Binds" by snubnosedsil

Day 01 - A fic for your current favorite ship.

Fandom Category: Doctor Who
Pairing: River Song/Eleventh Doctor
Fic Title: The Truth That Binds
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13, MAJOR SPOILERS FOR EPISODE 7x05
Genre: Post-ep, angst
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This one-shot is a beautiful, painful, perfect follow-up to the events of "The Angels Take Manhattan" (though it is entirely spoilery for that episode). The author dives into the heart of the many contradictions and confusions that River Song comprises, and she considers not only the toll that her relationship with the Doctor takes but also her choices within it--including why she'll be his wife, but not his companion. There's a brutal honesty here, necessary for their relationship (I think), which was hinted at in the episode. The Ponds aren't the only tragic-happy ending here.

Days 1-10, multiple fandoms/parings, 10 recs

* Day 01 - A fic for your current favorite ship.

Fandom Category: Burn Notice
Pairing: Fiona Glenanne/Michael Westen
Fic Title: Going South
Author: msmojorising
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): no rating given (PG-13ish); no standard warnings apply; "hints of violence" and general spoilers for seasons five and six
Genre: Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: I have no idea why Fiona and Michael are my favorite ship at this moment in time, but despite all their moments (good, bad, zany), I've fallen in love with them. This is an AU where Michael searches the world for Fiona and endures the wrath of Anson Fullerton (the fifth/sixth season's big bad, who was assassinated in Atlantic City in canon) and Fiona's mysterious family.

* Day 02 - A fic for your very first ship.

Fandom Category: Gossip Girl
Pairing: Blair Waldorf/Chuck Bass
Fic Title: Schadenfreude
Author: valiant
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17; no standard warnings apply; "PWP, graphic hate-ish sex, dirty talk, light humiliation, light non-con (but not really)"
Genre: Smut
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: When I first started out in Gossip Girl fandom, I first fell in love with the Chuck/Blair ship. I thought they had great sexual chemistry at the time, and this fic feels captures what I felt about them perfectly. I'm surprised this hasn't been recced until now.

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Mods, I need a tag for Vanessa Abrams/Rufus Humphrey.
hunger games

Day One, Multiple Fandoms/Pairings

Day 01 - A fic for your current ship

Fandom Category: Hunger Games
Pairing: Katniss Everdeen/Peeta Mellark, Joanna/Haymitch
Fic Title: Hope in the Darkness that I will see the Light
Author: deathmallow
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): Rated M. Author warned for Graphic Depictions Of Violence, Major Character Death, Rape/Non-Con
Genre: AU, Drama
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: While still gritty, it's more hopeful than the original. A very believable pairing, goes on forever, and there's more in the universe.

Fandom Category: Batman Beyond
Pairing: Terry McGinnis/Dana Tan
Fic Title: Through a Dark Mirror
Author: aiwac
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): rated T, author gave no warnings but there is canon character death and violence appropriate for the original canon.
Genre: Drama
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: This is one of the first stories that truly sold me on Terry/Dana, who suffered from inconsistent writing in the last two seasons of the show. The writer tied the entire canon together in an interesting way while making the characters seem strong and real, even though they're flawed.

This is actually a shared account, so throughout we'll be each choosing our answer.
true blood- eric is greater than bill

Day 1: Back and Forth, by California Kat (M)

Fandom Category: True Blood
Pairing: Sookie/Eric
Fic Title: Back and Forth
Author: California Kat
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7489358/1/Back-and-Forth
Rating/Warning(s): Rated M for sex, violence, language and mature themes
Genre: Romance/drama
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Author's summary: When Sookie realizes that her feelings for both Bill and Eric might have been caused just by their blood, she takes drastic steps that will change her life―and the lives of Eric and Bill―forever.

The reason I loved this story so much was because Sookie finally recognized that if Eric's blood could affect her in such a drastic way than Bill's blood could have too, which on the show she never seems to come to realize at least not to the extent that it changes anything for her. With the help of Lafayette and Jesus, Sookie tries to figure out if it's their blood or real love she has with both Eric and/or Bill. The premise fulfills the need for a smarter Sookie and also a loving relationship between Eric & Sookie not tainted by manipulation.

There is also a sequel, Come Back to Me, but that's a WIP still.
[Murdoch Mysteries] William/Julia - In t

Day One: The Smell of Freedom by jadethe2nd (R)

Day 01 - A fic for your current favorite ship.

Fandom Category: Doctor Who
Pairing: River Song/The Doctor
Fic Title: The Smell of Freedom
Author: jadethe2nd
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): R, sexual situations
Genre: angst, romance, adventure
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This is a beautiful fic where a newly freed River comes upon an archeological dig (and some very familiar figures for us fans) and a few monsters too. Of course, she calls the Doctor to help her save the day (and the planet). It has everything I love in the show, a mix of adventure, angst and romance. And it might be the first fic in a series (you'll get why once you hit a certain part in the fic).
klaus & caroline: you're safe

Day 1: for here live none but the sly by queenofinnuendo (T)

Fandom Category: The Vampire Diaries
Pairing: Caroline Forbes/Klaus Mikaelson
Fic Title: for here live none but the sly
Author: queenofinnuendo
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7936926/1/for-here-live-none-but-the-sly
Rating/Warning(s): T / violence, mentions of past abuse
Genre: Angst
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This was the pairing and the story that instantly jumped into my head when I saw what the first theme was going to be. I've been reading Klaus/Caroline almost non-stop for the past few months and in that time I've read a lot of good stories, but what sets this one apart from the bunch is how this author writes Klaus. It's so easy for writers to give into the impulse to soften Klaus's edges, but there is a darkness in this author's Klaus that never goes away, and Caroline is all too aware of it. The ending of this piece is just perfect, and one of my all time favorites in fandom.

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