October 7th, 2012

rosa isn't here right now

Day 06: and the world spins madly on by youcallitwinter (pg-13)

Day 06 - A fic with the most heartbreaking scene.

Fandom Category: The Vampire Diaries (TV)
Pairing: Elena Gilbert/Damon Salvatore
Fic Title: and the world spins madly on
Author: youcallitwinter
Link: and the world spins madly on
Rating/Warning(s): pg-13. Slight sexuality.
Genre: Angst
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: In approximately 400 words, this fic gave me more feelings for Damon/Elena than the entire show had, up until that point. There's a lot of understated grief and reading between the lines that works better than me than overblown scenes. Set after 2x22, this is now AU, but still packs a punch.

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Cinderella

The Sea is by Nature Treacherous by winterbones, T

Fandom Category: Once Upon A Time
Pairing: Princess Aurora/Captain Hook
Fic Title: The Sea is by Nature Treacherous
Author: winterbones
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/530514
Rating/Warning(s): T
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: First off, you should read this quick before Hook shows up in canon and this becomes OOC. I admit, when I saw the pairing my immediate reaction was "no" but I couldn't be happier I gave it a try. The gang in fairy tale land is trying to get information out of Hook and he'll only talk to Aurora, who's still dealing with Philip's loss. Hook does his pirate best to intimidate and manipulate her and the interplay between them is fascinating to watch.

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[tP] MP/Jarod - Kiss

Day Seven: Chasing Cars by anr (PG)

Day 07 - A fic for a pairing with a lot of baggage.

Fandom Category: The Pretender
Pairing: Miss Parker/Jarod
Fic Title: Chasing Cars
Author: anr
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Angst, a tiny bit of romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: First of all, Miss Parker and Jarod have a lot of baggage to carry on their own, and they have a lot of baggage together, too. So really, perfect for this day. Second, when I re-read this fic today, I hoped that it hadn't been recced here before, and was both relieved and sad to find out that no, it wasn't. This fic is so perfect, anr captured the characters perfectly. And really, the show could have ended this way, and this would have been, like I said, perfect! Now, go read it!
tom's diary

Day 7: two names by zauberer_sirin (PG-ish)

Fandom Category: Harry Potter
Pairing: Ginny Weasley/Tom Riddle
Fic Title: two names
Author: zauberer_sirin
Link: http://anythingbutgrey.livejournal.com/774727.html?thread=12962631#t12962631
Rating/Warning(s): PG-ish / underage
Genre: Angst
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: He's the boy who psychologically tortured her for a year, and she's the girl who ends up marrying the hero; it's hard for a pairing to have more baggage than that. But I can't help but love Tom and Ginny in all their fucked-up glory. As the author demonstrates beautifully in this piece Ginny will always be haunted by the diary and will never really escape Tom.

It's just a name just a name just a name she repeats but of course it's not. No name is just a name. (Tom taught you that.) And this name is less of a just a name than any other Ginny has ever heard.
Love-Praise

Days 5-10 of challenge

Day 05: A fic with the best kiss/sex scene

Fandom Category: Burn Notice
Pairing: Sam Axe/Fiona Glenanne
Fic Title: Without a Spark
Author: bluerosefairy
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): M/NC-17 - contains drug use and explicit sexual content.
Genre: PWP
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: My favorite bit of barn-burning, balls-to-the-wall, house afire sex. This is Sam and Fiona at their most amped and it is intense and beautiful.

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