October 2nd, 2012

rosa isn't here right now

Day 1: Love and Kisses, Aerith by obabscribbler (T)

It's already October 2nd where I am in the world, so I'm just going to go ahead and start reccing.

Day 1: A fic for your current favourite ship.

Fandom Category: Final Fantasy VII
Pairing: Aerith Gainsborough/Zack Fair
Fic Title: Love and Kisses, Aerith
Author: obabscribbler
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4135090/1/Love-and-Kisses-Aerith
Rating/Warning(s): T. Implied character death, violence
Genre: Angst/Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: The basic premise of this fic is a missing moment that spans the four years that Aerith spent writing letters to her missing boyfriend. There's something remarkable about how richly textured this fic is; though only one half of the couple is actually present, the reasons they worked, their dynamics come through perfectly. I think my single favourite thing about this story is the deft way obabscribbler wove memories just chock-full of emotion in between the strained optimism Aerith tries to hold onto.
[Actors] Alex Kingston

Day Two: You Stay With Me by lizook (PG-13)

Day 02 - A fic for your very first ship.
Ok, just a small note. Harm/Mac aren't my very first ship (my very first ship doesn't have fanfiction), but they're the first ship for which I've read a fanfic, it's still a first! ;)

Fandom Category: JAG
Pairing: Sarah 'Mac' MacKenzie/Harmon 'Harm' Rabb Jr
Fic Title: You Stay With Me
Author: lizook
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: romance, a bit of humour
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This is a cute little fic set post-series finale. The author wrote the characters beautifully, and it feels like a perfect 'let's see what's going on with those two a couple of years after the last scene' fic. Beautiful, really. And it's great to see that even years after the show ended, there are still quite a lot of fics being written! ;)
rachel the animorph

Day 2: safe in the body by thepettycoat (PG)

Fandom Category: Animorphs
Pairing: Rachel/Tobias
Fic Title: safe in the body
Author: thepettycoat
Link: http://thepettycoat.livejournal.com/1644.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG / none
Genre: Angst, Character Study
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Rachel and Tobias were the first pairing I really remember actively rooting for. They were always my two favorite characters in the series and I shipped them pretty much from the first book on, but what I didn't see when I was a kid and yet is now all too apparent is how tragic these two are. As the war dragged further and further on there just wasn't ever going to be the happy ending that my childhood shipper self would have wanted for Tobias and Rachel. This piece is a wonderful study of how Rachel sees herself and Tobias, and the things she wishes would be.

That’s the story of her life so far, everything just the slightest bit off. Too tall to be a gymnast, too outspoken to be the kind of popular girl that people flock to, too much a warrior to be a girl and too much a girl to be a warrior. Rachel’s life is full of in betweens.

Tobias was somehow more solid, when he was human and dreaming of wings. Somehow more steady and relatable. Now he’s found something to fight for, and Rachel can’t quite remember what color his eyes were.
leverage

Day 2, Multiple Fandoms/Pairings

Day 02 - A fic for your very first ship

Fandom Category: The Pretender
Pairing: Miss Parker/Jarod
Fic Title: You Run, I Chase
Author: phoenixnz
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): Teen, no warnings given
Genre: Drama
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: It starts out like an episode, and it just keeps getting better and more complicated. It's pretty much everything I loved about the show, and it explores the super-complex past and background of Jarod (no last name) and Miss Parker (no first name).


Fandom Category: Star Wars
Pairing: Mara Jade/Luke Skywalker
Fic Title: A Journey of Discovery Book One: Pendulum
Author: Jedi-2B
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): Teen
Genre: Drama
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: An AU to beat all AU's. It was down to this or Drive You Mild, but I didn't have to choose between the two as that one has already been recced at this site. Slow development of characters and relationships, and the whole cast has something to do. Plus, just the first book in the series!

(technically, this is my third pairing rather than my first, but the first two don't really have any fanfic to speak of)

Day 01: The Mirror Series:Forbidden Desires by rzzmg

Fandom Category: Harry Potter
Pairing: Hermione Granger/Draco Malfoy
Fic Title: The Mirror Series: Forbidden Desires
Author: rzzmg
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): MA
Genre: Angst, Mature
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: For the ones whose looking for a twist in this pairing, this is exactly what you're looking for. Absolutely, smutty with a side of angsty-ish and the, happy endings.
SarkKing

Days 1 &2: Multiple fandom/pairing, 7 recs

I passed out immediately after work yesterday, unfortunately, so I'm bundling up the recs for the first 2 days.

Day 01 - A fic for your current favorite ship.

Fandom Category: Thor/The Avengers/Captain America
Pairing: Darcy Lewis/Steve Rogers
Fic Title: V is for Victory
Author: daniellemydear
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/504076/chapters/886002
Rating/Warning(s): T/PG-13.
Genre: Time Travel!fic, AU
WIP?: Yes

Why This Must Be Read: Because time travel fic, yessss. Due to a rather convenient deus Loki ex machina, Darcy gets sent back to the 40s, where she's a famous Hollywood actress who runs into pre-serum Steve. There are no words to describe how much I love her Steve and I am fascinated by how Darcy's presence is shaping the events of the movie. This fic is super adorable and full of fun 40s/Hollywood trivia.

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Can we have a tag for Stacey McGill/Sam Thomas please? Thanks~!
heroine

Days 1-9, Multiple Recs

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