October 9th, 2012

[SG1] Sam/Jack - Always

Day Nine: A Brother, His Sister and Her Jack by petite_stars (PG)

Day 09 - A fic for your favorite live action TV show pairing.

Fandom Category: Stargate SG1
Pairing: Samantha Carter/Jack O'Neill
Fic Title: A Brother, His Sister and Her Jack
Author: petite_stars
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Angst, romance, family
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: First of all, this fic was written for me during the 2009 sjficathon, but it's not the reason why I rec it. I love Mark, even though we barely saw him in the show, and I'm sucker for fics where he is present (and it's the reason why I made this request in the ficathon). The fic is well-written, in-character, and it's great to see Mark understanding that his sister is happy. Plus, Sam/Jack is one of my favourite pairings ever, so I had to rec them for today, right? ;)
molly hooper

"Longer Than the Road That Stretches Out Ahead" by sunken_standard (M)

Fandom Category: Sherlock (BBC)
Pairing: Molly Hooper/Sherlock Holmes
Fic Title: Longer Than the Road That Stretches Out Ahead
Author: sunken_standard
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): Mature, Spoilers for The Reichenbach Fall
Genre: Angst, Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Sherlock loses his mind and Molly holds on to it for him, and they see the world's largest fibreglass Holstein cow.  Another fic where Sherlock ends up at Molly's flat after his fall from St. Bart's but very original and well-written!  The Sherlock stream of thought here is kind of amazing, so spot on, probably the most well-written Sherlock Holmes I've ever read.  I came across this recced on Tumblr last night and just fell in love with it. Basically, Sherlock is at Molly's, forced to turn to Mycroft to hunt down the assassins, and meanwhile must resign himself to the fact that he might never be able to return to his old life again, never see John, Mrs. Hudson, or Lestrade again.  He completely loses it at first and Molly is the only thing keeping him grounded.  Fic is long, stays in character, and just completely wonderful.

doctor & rose: kiss color

Day 9: Postcards to Gallifrey by tsukara (PG)

Fandom Category: Doctor Who
Pairing: Rose Tyler/The Doctor
Fic Title: Postcards to Gallifrey
Author: tsukara
Link: http://time-and-chips.livejournal.com/2917667.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG / none
Genre: Alternate Universe, Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Five different snapshots of the Doctor and Rose's life on Earth after the TARDIS breaks down as they learn to live life the slow way, from day to day. The author's prose is just gorgeous and almost heartbreaking in a way. Rose and the Doctor are by far my favorite TV couple, and this story really does them justice.

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Day 26: "Sometimes the White Picket Fence Isn't A Bad Thing...", by lodessa (G)

Day 26: A future fic

Fandom Category: The Office (U.S.)
Pairing: Kelly Kapoor/Ryan Howard
Fic Title: Sometimes the White Picket Fence Isn't A Bad Thing or How Ryan Realized He Cared about Dunder Mifflin... and Kelly
Author: lodessa
Rating/Warning(s): General audiences
Genre: Futurefic, romance, character study
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: What it says on the tin. "The Office" did a good job for a while of hinting at why Kelly and Ryan might stay together, in spite of his not actually being anything she wants and vice versa. Obviously, that fell apart in later seasons, but this fic does a nice job of expanding on one of the wackier couples in canon--everyone's totally in character, yet there's a nice happy ending here.
rosa isn't here right now

Day 9: Doctor Who, 2 Recs, Amy Pond/Rory Williams

Day 09 - A fic for your favorite live action TV show pairing*

Fandom Category: Doctor Who
Pairing: Amy Pond/Rory Williams
Fic Title: playing dress-up
Author: professor_spork
Link: playing dress up
Rating/Warning(s): pg.-13. Written after s5
Genre: Romance, introspection.
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: Amy, Rory, and the disguises we all wear. A love story.

Though it was written after the end of season 5, the characterization in this story has become even more canon and accurate. In some ways, it's a meta-fic for the themes of the Moffat era to do with running away, masks, vulnerability, and the different roles Amy and Rory have been given throughout the show, all framed by the glimpse of kiss-o-gram Amy we saw in the first episode. And it's done without being overly-dense, relying instead on dialogue and well-crafted scenes. Probably one of the best Amy/Rory fics in the fandom IMO.

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Fandom Category: Doctor Who
Pairing: Amy Pond/Rory Williams
Fic Title: Handlebars
Author: orange_crushed
Link: Handlebars
Rating/Warning(s): G. Written after 5x07.
Genre: Romance.
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: She walks through the halls mostly undetected, and she pretends it is because the Doctor has made her invisible. "Good plan," she whispers into the washroom mirror. She gives her reflection a cool thumbs-up.

Well the fact it's written by orange_crushed in all her poetic glory is the #1 reason to read it. The way the author has conveyed Amy's voice in every sentence is incredible. But what I love about this story is that it looks at Amy and Amy/Rory in all its brutal glory -- no smoothing over their edges, no ignoring the power dynamics, either way. Oh, and it features baby!Ponds in all their cuteness.

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*disclaimer: right now