October 28th, 2012

Buffy/Angel
  • reeceer

Shamy Verse, by Xmarisolx (T/Mature)

Fandom Category: Big Bang Theory
Pairing: Sheldon Cooper/Amy Farrah Fowler, Leonard Hofstadter/Penny
Fic Title: Marisol's Shamy 'Verse
Author: xmarisolx
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/series/18063
Rating/Warning(s): teen/mature Genre: ongoing series. epic
WIP?: series is ongoing, but there's two finished stories within it.

Why This Must Be Read: Wow. Best BBT voices ever. The first story in this series is a nice one-shot, the second one is longer and more meatier, and the third is ongoing epic. I find every single character in this stunningly in character. Clever lines, smart characterization, and funny. It's a realistic portrayal to Amy and Sheldon's ongoing relationship, including the hang ups and the obstacles facing them. Really, really enjoyed this.


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rosa isn't here right now

Day 27: Diem Ex Dei by Finnimbrun (T)

Day 27 - A pre-series fic.

Fandom Category: Naruto
Pairing: Konan/Pain
Fic Title: Diem Ex Dei
Author: Finnimbrun / hieronymousb
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): T. Character death, violence
Genre: Romance/Tragedy.
WIP?: No. Completed MC.

Why This Must Be Read: The road to hell, as they say, is paved with the very best intentions.

This is, hands down, one of my favourite stories in the fandom and is basically my headcanon of Pain and Konan before the series starts, and everything that shapes them. The language is glorious (not a hyperbole), the loss of innocence and plunge into violence handled with amazing intensity, and just the sense of doom and war. As for the Konan/Pain relationship... this is the story that convinced me of them. The sense of longing is slow and aching, making its resolution all the more satisfying.

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100 | on raven's wings
  • hariboo

30 Day Shipper Meme: 21-25

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blithers

The X-Files, 2 Season One Recs, Scully/Mulder

Fandom Category: The X-Files
Pairing: Dana Scully/Ethan Minette, Dana Scully/Fox Mulder
Fic Title: Universal Invariants
Author: syntax6
Link: http://www.omniscribe.com/universal.html
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17
Genre: Casefile, AU, Romance
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: I've been feeling all nostalgic about season 1 Mulder and Scully lately (so young! so bad at basic fashion sense! so into each other from such an early stage!) and oh, I love this fic. It's a long multi-chapter AU of the first season (and some of the second, actually) where Scully is dating Ethan, her boyfriend who was cut from the original script of the pilot. I love the stress that having Ethan around puts on Scully's very rapidly developing relationship with Mulder, there are a few neat twists on canon, and there's a great original casefile woven throughout.

Fandom Category: The X-Files
Pairing: Dana Scully/Fox Mulder
Fic Title: Everywhere in the Dark
Author: tree
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4254
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: UST, Missing Scene
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: Sharing a bed might just be my favorite trope ever, and in this story our two intrepid heroes end up sharing a room in the midst of the season 1 episode Ice (you know, the one where they're all quarantined together up in the Arctic, and Scully stomps around most of the episode wearing either a giant parka or a plaid shirt). I adore this story - it's really, really sexy and perfectly captures both their early working relationship and the latent attraction between the two of them.
Sky

"though my eyes stare inward now at where you were" by areyoumarriedriver (M)

Day 29 - A fic that best deals with that character you loved who was unfairly fridged/killed in canon.

Fandom Category: Doctor Who
Pairing: River Song/The Doctor
Fic Title: though my eyes stare inward now at where you were
Author: areyoumarriedriver
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Genre: Some AU, some romance, some adventure...I mean, it's a Doctor Who fic.
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Put aside whether you thought River's death was fair or not, because you should read "though my eyes stare inward now at where you were" either way. This is a fic that I honestly thought was going in one direction and instead veered in an entirely different one. And it was all the better for it. It's hard to describe without spoiling things, but if you're a Doctor/River fan, go read it. Bonus appearance by that other character who can canonically claim the title "Doctor"!
[Murdoch Mysteries] William/Julia - In t

Day Twenty-Eight: The Untimely Death of Megaupload by lieueitak (NC-17)

Day 28 - A kink fic.

Fandom Category: House MD
Pairing: Lisa Cuddy/Greg House
Fic Title: The Untimely Death of Megaupload
Author: lieueitak
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17, graphic sex
Genre: Romance, smut, kink!fic, AU
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: First, let me say that I hadn't noticed at first that I'd rec two fics by the same author two days in a row. I just realised that yesterday. Anyway, this fic fits this day perfectly. The kink is a sex tape (yes, Cuddy allows House to film a sex tape but on certain conditions). Sadly for House (you'll understand why when you read the fic), their weekend away coincides with the death of MU. This fic is hot, really hot, and it's not work safe of course! Also, this is AU in the sense that House and Cuddy never split up.
Love-Praise

Meme days 17-31

Day 17 - A short fic


Fandom Category: Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Pairing: Belle/Beast
Fic Title: Fur
Author: mahaliem
Link: http://oxoniensis.livejournal.com/394717.html?thread=21907677#t21907677
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17 (Porn Battle fic; includes rough sex and explicit sexual content)
Genre: Drama/Smut/Stream of Conscious
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: "Some nights I dream I'm back in the cupboard". This manages to be erotic, claustrophobic, and pulse-pounding in so short a time, and focuses on Belle's emotions after marriage, after they've all been transformed back, and how it relates to her attitude toward the marriage bed. Written for Porn Battle several years ago, this still sticks with me as being impactful and erotic, all in under 300 words.

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