March 3rd, 2013

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Solve for X by Yahtzee (PG-13)

Fandom Category: Elementary
Pairing: Joan Watson/Sherlock Holmes
Fic Title: Solve for X
Author: Yahtzee
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: UST
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Yahtzee gives us Johnny Lee Miller's Sherlock in all his brilliant hysteria. It's Sherlock trying to figure out Joan and get her to stay a part of his life without actually asking her. It's a wonderful exploration of his view of her without degenerating into cliches.

"If We Don't Make It We'll Fake It" by amathela (PG-13)

Fandom Category: The Mindy Project
Pairing: Mindy Lahiri/Danny Castellano
Fic Title: If We Don't Make It We'll Fake It
Author: amathela
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Humor, Romance
WIP?: no
Special Rec: 3 of 30

Why This Must Be Read: This story is a great, subtle spin on the Fake Relationship trope, where Mindy and Danny are forced to continue their ruse from the episode "Hiring and Firing" of pretending to be just friends. (It's harder than it sounds.) This story is funny and sweet, with a great Mindy voice, and that it ends with a totally hot makeout is the cherry on top.
Andrew & Emma

"A Time to Remember" by stmargarets (NC-17)

Fandom Category: Harry Potter
Pairing: Ginny Weasley/Harry Potter
Fic Title: A Time to Remember
Author: stmargarets
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17/Sex scenes
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No.
Why This Must Be Read: Mainly because it's a very well written fanfic with an amazing charcterization. The author gets a very usual plot and turns it into something inovating. Envolving and romantic at all times.
GoT - Sansa - Queen

What Doesn't Kill You (makes you stronger) - The Big Bang Theory

Fandom Category: The Big Bang Theory
Pairing: Penny/Sheldon Cooper
Fic Title: What Doesn't Kill You (makes you stronger)
Author: Muir_Wolf
Rating/Warning(s): Teen / Scary as hell
Genre: Horror
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Every fandom needs a horror story. (Or: so your life isn’t the genre you thought it was, are you going to cry about it or are you going to beat the crap out of something?)

I had never thought that I would read a Big Bang Theory horror story, but this one is just great. It has a X-Files feel to it, and it is creepy and unsettling in a subtle and gradual way. I love the way the characters are written and how the fic makes you feel what they feel. Focus is on Penny and Sheldon, but the other guys (+Stuart) is also in it.

Penny’s left hand is flat against the door; her right is curled around the doorknob. She’s looking through the peephole.

“Penny, it’s quantum mechanics, it’s—”

“I can see it,” she says.

Sheldon smears a line across the board as he turns toward her, something terrified and surprisingly defiant flickering across his face.

“Sheldon,” she says. “It’s here.”