October 20th, 2012

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Day 20: And That's It, Then by andsheloves (PG)

Day 20 - A fluffy fic

Fandom Category: Doctor Who
Pairing: Rose Tyler/The Doctor
Fic Title: And That's It, Then
Author: andsheloves
Link: http://hipteapots.livejournal.com/17726.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG.
Genre: Fluff
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: "Well, let's get married, then!"

It's nine super-short, silly ways the Doctor might propose to Rose, and it's one of the most adorable things ever -- without making it overly gushy or cheesy. For someone like me who is primarily a doomed!shipper with these two (and would therefore usually steer away from weddings, proposals and the like), it hits all the right notes.
at | fionna the human

Days 4, 16, 18, 23, 27, Game of Thrones/ASOIAF, 5 recs

All of these recs could be under multiple days, but I've tried to match each one to a paticular day.

Day 04 - A fic that demonstrates how a pairing with little canon romantic chemistry/interaction can totally work.

Fandom Category: Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire series.
Pairing: Myrcella Baratheon/Robb Stark, Arya Stark/Edric Dayne, Margaery Tyrell/Renly Baratheon, Loras Tyrell/Renly Baratheon, Sansa Stark/Willas Tyrell [many more, including some that are spoilery at the link]
Fic Title: Acts of Treason
Author: SecondStarOnTheLeft
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): Mature, character death, sex, spoilers for the novels
Genre: AU, romance/adventure, war
WIP?: No.

Summary: A rebellion in ten acts, beginning and ending in Winterfell. Or, How Myrcella proved herself a Baratheon, regardless of her blood.

Why This Must Be Read: The premise of this fic is that Myrcella is betrothed to Robb Stark at the beginning of the first novel, and how this spirals out and changes things. But I think the biggest leap is giving Mrycella her spot in the limelight. We don't know terribly much about her in the canon, and she has maybe one chance to meet Rob. But she is the daughter of Cersei and Robert (in name at least), and it really shows in this fic. The author gives her a hugely stubborn will, and a great deal of perception. This could just as easily have been the "epic" fic rec, but what really sells this story is the way the romance between Mrycella and Robb is strung out from puppy love to true partnership. I do warn you, that like the books, some things will utterly break your heart. But it's so, so worth it.

Also I picked it for this catagory because of the sheer number of ships for characters that haven't even canonically met.

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Mods: Could I request Elia Martell/Rhaeger Targaryen, Lyanna Stark/Rhaeger Targaryen, Sansa Stark/Willas Tyrell, Ashara Dayne/Ned Stark and Daenerys Targaryen/Jon Snow? The rest are fairly minor one-off ships.
[Murdoch Mysteries] William/Julia - In t

Day Twenty: On My Way To You by jenron12 (NC-17)

Day 20 - A fluffy fic.

Fandom Category: Lie to Me
Pairing: Gillian Foster/Cal Lightman
Fic Title: On My Way To You
Author: jenron12
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17, sexual situations
Genre: Romance, friendship
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: After the series finale, I think we all wanted to read/write a fluffy sequel, especially given the last scene. This is one of those. This answers Emily's last question, "What are you waiting for?". And I love the portrayal of Gillian, Cal and Emily in this fic. It's really great!