November 28th, 2012

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Breaking Free by BookishGal (M)

Fandom Category: Silence of the Lambs
Pairing: Clarice Starling/Hannibal Lecter
Fic Title: Breaking Free
Author: BookishGal
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7464446/1/Breaking_Free
Rating/Warning(s): Mature/mentions past cannibalism, murder, torture
Genre: Drama, Violence, Angst, Romance
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 20 of 22

Why This Must Be Read: Author's summary: Incarceration is merely a minor inconvenience when Hannibal Lecter begins playing a delicate game with Clarice Starling. This is a very unusally dark story for me to read, especially considering the pairing. But the author does a beautiful job of just drawing you into a graceful and yet strangely inevitable dance between Hannibal and Clarice. It is a subtle story that is told from both pov's which is beautiful because we get to see how Clarice and Hannibal see each other and how they see their relationship. But what I really love about it is the fact that Clarice is not a victim, she is a strong woman who makes her own decisions and her own choices. I can't really get into to many specifics as it would give away to much but give this story a chance you won't regret it.

Yellow Brick Road by Hedge Labyrinth (T)

Fandom Category: Prometheus
Pairing: Elizabeth Shaw/David
Fic Title: Yellow Brick Road
Author: Hedge Labyrinth
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8225700/1/Yellow-Brick-Road
Rating/Warning(s): T
Genre: Drama
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: Michael Fassbender's thoughtful portrayal of the android David in the Alien prequel "Prometheus" made him even more intriguing to me than the space jockeys and primordial face huggers. I won't spoil the end of that film for people who haven't seen it, but this fic picks up where it left off, and builds a haunting and believable relationship between a woman who is torn between science and faith and a machine who is slowly, beautifully, tragically becoming a man. Highly recommended.

Mods, may I have tags for Prometheus and Elizabeth Shaw/David?
[Murdoch Mysteries] William/Julia - In t

Only Human by anuna_81 (NC-17)

Fandom Category: The Avengers
Pairing: Natasha Romanoff/Clint Barton
Fic Title: Only Human
Author: anuna_81
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17, miscarriage, implied abuse
Genre: Angst, introspective, fluff
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Insta!Rec because that's how good this fic is! This fic is just a beautiful portrayal of Natasha reclaiming the one thing Red Room had always refused her. anuna_81 writes both Natasha and Clint perfectly, and it's just perfect. Just read it, really.
ash and coal

5 Recs - Sherlock (BBC), Molly Hooper/Jim Moriarty

I pretty much adore Molly and ship her willy-nilly, but Molliarty is my first love. I've highlighted one excellent story and there are four others under the cut. Consider this a mini-manifesto of a sort. Enjoy!

Fandom Category: Sherlock (BBC)
Pairing: Molly Hooper/Jim Molliarty
FicTitle:Sweet Dreams
Author: special_schizo
Link: http://special-schizo.livejournal.com/15371.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13 for language and general disturbingness, spoilers series 2x01
Genre: bit of angst, bit of dark
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Molly finding her inner strength (and inner darkness) is a common Molliarty theme. This story, set during Scandal in Belgravia, is an excellent example. It is unflinching in portraying Molly's weakness but brilliant in showing her tapping into that fierce core that Molly fans believe in. And it's dark and sexy in a very unexpected way.

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