January 16th, 2013

Socks & Books
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The Importance of Being Mostly Human by gogollescent (G)

Fandom Category: Discworld
Pairing: Susan St Helit/Lobsang Ludd, Lady Sybil Ramkin/Samuel Vimes
Fic Title: The Importance of Being Mostly Human
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2012/works/600401
Rating/Warning(s): None
Genre: General, Quasi-casefic
WIP?: No. Oneshot

Why This Must Be Read: Like man other fans of Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, "Nightwatch" is my favorite book, and Sam Vimes is my favorite character. If you pay careful attention it is mentioned in an offhand way that the present time events take place at the same time as another Discworld book "Thief of Time", a Susan Sto Helit book.

This fic takes that tiny detail and spins it out to its amazing, perfectly fitting conclusion: Young Sam Vimes isn't quite real. And what better teacher to investigate a not quite real seven-year-old than the granddaughter of Death (and girlfriend of the personification of Time)? Wonderful characterization, fantastic plot, and above all funny. My favorite Yuletide story this year.

Mods, I need a "ship: Susan Sto Helit/Lobsang Ludd" tag, and I need to mention that there is a discrepancy in the existing Discworld tags; Sybil/Sam is listed as "ship: Samuel Vimes/Lady Sybil Ramkin" with the male half of the pairing first, instead of vice versa, so I need a clarification on whether that should be fixed or if I should just use the existing tag, please and thanks.
[Leverage] Nate/Sophie

Reasons to Love the Rain by Leveragelover (PG-13)

Fandom Category: Leverage
Pairing: Sophie Devereaux/Nathan Ford
Fic Title: Reasons to Love the Rain
Author: Leveragelover
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Remember when Sophie complained about the rain when they first decided to settle in Portland? Well, this fic is Sophie learning to appreciate the rain (as long as Nate is around, of course). This is a cute little fic for these two.
GoT - Sansa - Queen

With your progress stretched out for miles by abvj

Fandom Category: Leverage
Pairing: Sophie Devereaux/Nathan Ford
Fic Title: With your progress stretched out for miles
Author: abvj
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/457593/chapters/787704
Rating/Warning(s): PG13
Genre: Character Study/Romance/Angst
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read:
This is a beautiful character study on Sophie, it takes place right after 4.18 The Last Dam Job and shifts between Nate and Sophie now, and Sophie from she's 11 years old and through the series. Some years are better than others, some friends lasts longer, and some betrayals cuts deeper than most.

On the radio a man with a gravelly voice sang, If you’re gonna play the game, ya gotta learn to play it right, and her father turned to her, every single time, his fingers thumping out the beat to the song on the steering wheel and said gleefully, “Listen closely, love. This song contains everything you need to know about life.”

It was her father who taught her how to spin the truth.