October 10th, 2012


Days 7-10: Multiple fandom/pairing, 5 recs

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

Fandom Category: Twilight
Pairing: Bella Swan/Jacob Black
Fic Title: No Good Deed
Author: MeraNaamJoker
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8357521/1/No-Good-Deed
Rating/Warning(s): M/R. Warnings for language and sexual content
Genre: Breaking Dawn AU
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Anyone familiar with Twilight knows that to say Bella and Jacob have a lot of baggage is an understatement. In this AU, Bella doesn't become a vampire--she divorces Edward and leaves the Cullens to raise her baby on her own after Edward tries to abort the pregnancy against her wishes. 8 years later, a posthumous letter from Edward comes to his daughter--now named Saisha--imploring her to convince Bella to reconcile with Jacob since his actions have caused the both of them so much pain. This is actually a really thoughtful story, with a much more mature and confident Bella--one who recognizes her mistakes, owns up to them, and is willing to tackle her issues with Jacob in a reasonable and adult fashion. Jacob, while understandably resentful at first, is similarly able to put aside his own anger and meet her halfway to work things out. Of course, things hardly go smoothly and the author doesn't just ignore the issue of imprinting, choosing to address and resolve it in a very interesting way.

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[Murdoch Mysteries] William/Julia - In t

Day Ten: Li.ber.tas by anuna_81 (R)

Day 10 - A fic for your favorite Movie pairing.

Fandom Category: The Avengers
Pairing: Natasha Romanoff/Clint Barton
Fic Title: Li.ber.tas
Author: anuna_81
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): R, nudity
Genre: drama, hurt/comfort
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This fic is just lovely. As Anuna put it, it's a story about Natasha and especially Clint reclaiming themselves after the events of the movie. She captured the characters and their relationship perfectly. Plus, the description of the landscape and of Dubrovnik (and the whole story related to the word 'Libertas') makes the story even better. Go read it if you haven't already.
rosa isn't here right now

Day 10: Pirates of the Caribbean, 2 recs, Elizabeth Swann/William Turner

Day 10 - A fic for your favorite Movie pairing.

Fandom Category: Pirates of the Caribbean
Pairing: Elizabeth Swann/William Turner
Fic Title: By the String of Choices Made
Author: reimars
Link: By the String of Choices Made
Rating/Warning(s): I'd say pg-13. Spoilers for AWE.
Genre: Drama, speculation.
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: Sometimes it's impossible to separate a curse from a boon.

One of several excellent fanfics dealing with AWE and its aftermath. I particularly love this one because it doesn't gloss over Elizabeth and all that time waiting, while still show-casing her extraordinary strength. Jack's appearance (and his pitch-perfect voice) is another plus, because this author's grasp of dialogue is extraordinary.

Fandom Category: Pirates of the Caribbean
Pairing: Elizabeth Swann/William Turner
Fic Title: Decade
Author: Sera dy Relandrant
Link: Decade
Rating/Warning(s): PG. AWE spoilers, I suppose.
Genre: Family, hurt/comfort
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: “Keep a weather eye on the horizon.” Elizabeth and Liam visit the isle, foam white waves lashing against shell studded white sand, every year. For ten years. "She looks down at Liam and sees her Paradise. She looks out at Will and sees her Heaven."

Well the author's prose is a very good reason. There's something smooth but rich and full of imagery in the way she crafts her sentences. The story is told in short snap-shots, one per year, but somehow it captures the epic range of emotions and plots and adventures of PotC, while still giving it so much heart.
tony & pepper: watch over me

Day 10: Precious by LouBlue (K+)

Fandom Category: The Avengers
Pairing: Pepper Potts/Tony Stark
Fic Title: Precious
Author: LouBlue
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8066224/1/Precious
Rating/Warning(s): K+ / violence
Genre: Hurt/Comfort, Romance, Adventure
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: I've shipped Pepper and Tony since I first saw them on screen together in the first Iron Man movie, and the thing that has always struck me about their relationship is how much Tony really needs her. The author does a wonderful job showing the impact Pepper has on Tony's life, and when she gets hurt how much he really loves her. Along with a great supporting cast by the rest of the Avengers, the relationships between all the characters were very well written in this piece.

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