October 3rd, 2012

rosa isn't here right now

Day 02: Ripples by yellow_mask4o2 (T)

Day 02 - A fic for your very first ship. My "first ship" is lost somewhere in distant memory, but Sakura/Sasuke was the first one I was fannish about, so they go here.

Fandom Category: Naruto
Pairing: Haruno Sakura/Uchiha Sasuke
Fic Title: Ripples
Author: yellow_mask4o2
Link: Ripples
Rating/Warning(s): T. Violence, attempted sexual coercion (not the main couple), background abuse
Genre: Action/Adventure, AU from Ch 309 onwards.
WIP?: No, completed MC.

Why This Must Be Read: Following a botched mission, Sakura is made a slave by Sound, a position that could very well alter the future…especially concerning a certain familiar missing-nin.

Ripples is probably one of the most famous Sakura/Sasuke stories in the fandom, but I thought I would bring it up again for anyone who hasn't yet read it. Defying the unfortunate bodice-ripper tropes of the premise, Ripples is a great look at what someone with sense could have done for Sasuke, if he'd had one along. Sakura's bravery and wry sense of humour, smoothly woven into the narrative, are absolutely a joy to read, and Sasuke, for once, is very well characterised -- neither over-the-top, nor white-washed.

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BTW, Mods, what happened to the copy-paste format thing you used to have on the community profile?
molly hooper

Day 1-5, Multiple fandom/pairing, 8 recs

Day 01 - A fic for your current favorite ship.

Fandom Category:  Sherlock (BBC)
Pairing:  Molly Hooper/Sherlock Holmes
Fic Title:  The Full House
Author:  Emcee
Link:  here
Rating/Warning(s):  PG-13.  SPOILERS for The Reichenbach Fall.
Genre:  Drama, Romance, Action
WIP?:  No

Why This Must Be Read:  Fantastic take on the series post-Reichenbach, directly following Sherlock's fake suicide.  Sherlock decides the safest place for him to stay is Molly's flat and living in close quarters with her brings all types of feelings and frustrations to the surface.  Plus, an excellently-written Irene Adler drops in and flirts teasingly with both Sherlock and Molly!  A great read.

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  • aj

Day 10-18, Multiple Recs, Multiple Fandoms.

Post 2, electric bugaloo!

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Day 3: Absolute Truth by mardia (NC-17)

Fandom Category: The Good Wife
Pairing: Alicia Florrick/Will Gardner
Fic Title: Absolute Truth
Author: mardia
Link: http://oxoniensis.dreamwidth.org/25077.html?thread=2065909
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17 / sexual thoughts
Genre: Angst, Romance, UST
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: I love UST, and done right the anticipation and longing between two people can be hotter than the actual sex. This piece fits easily into the first season of The Good Wife, the angst is written so beautifully and mardia writes Will and his love for Alicia just perfectly.

The absolute truth is that Will's never slept with Alicia.
[Murdoch Mysteries] William/Julia - In t

Day Three: The Last Dance by truthtakestime (G)

Day 03 - A fic for UST.

Fandom Category: Once upon a Time
Pairing: Belle/Rumpelstiltskin
Fic Title: The Last Dance
Author: truthtakestime
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: UST, missing scene
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: I thought hard about which fic/pairing I'd rec for this day because I don't read a lot of UST fics, and then, I stumbled upon this little gem. There's no other word to describe it, really. The fic is set during 'Skin Deep', and it shows the slow changes in Belle and Rumpelstiltskin, including the fact that Rumpelstiltskin wants everything but to change. It's beautifully written, in-character, and it makes you really feel for the characters.