March 9th, 2013

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"Virtual Season Two" by theohara (PG-13)

Fandom Category: Veronica Mars
Pairing: Veronica Mars/Logan Echolls, Veronica Mars/Duncan Kane
Fic Title: Virtual Season Two
Author: theohara
Link: http://www.livejournal.com/tools/memories.bml?user=theohara&keyword=Veronica%20Mars%3A%20Virtual%20Season%20Two&filter=all
Rating/Warning(s): not rated but I'd put it PG-13
Genre: Mystery, Action
WIP?: yes, abandoned
Special Rec: 10 of 30

Why This Must Be Read: This series is an alternate second season I only wish the show had attempted, kicking off with Wallace at Veronica's door and the news that Logan had committed suicide that night on the bridge. It's sharply written, with an overarching mystery to piece together and excellent pacing, humor, and character moments throughout the episodes. This series is written in script format, which I'm normally not a fan of, but I urge you to still give this story a try even if you aren't as well - the character voices and dialogue shine like this. There are eight full episodes to sink your teeth into, and while it ends on a bit of a cliff-hanger and is abandoned now, it's very much worth it.
stock - book open

Downton Abbey, 7 recs, multiple pairings

Fandom Category: Downton Abbey
Pairing: Mary Crawley/Matthew Crawley, Lavinia Swire/Matthew Crawley, Mary Crawley/Richard Carlisle
Fic Title: Never Such Innocence Again
Author: Chickwriter
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): M (ff.net rating) for sexual situations
Genre: Angst, AU, romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: June 1918. "All alone, with plenty of money, and a house in Eaton Square? I can't imagine anything better." It came too soon for her, and now Lady Mary Carlisle feels nothing.

Written before the author had seen S2, she manages to write an absolutely riveting tale. The circumstances that the characters have found themselves in is nothing short of heartbreaking, but there is always a ray of hope even in the darkest of times. The fates of Richard and Lavinia are sad ones, but are still handled with a touch of realism. Neither is villified. Mary and Matthew's portrayals are nothing short of brilliant, as they both deal with all the Great War has wrought upon them.

The author has written two sequels for the story, so I recommend you glance into her profile and read them too.

It had come too soon, and she half-heartedly wished she had not said what she had said at breakfast so many years ago, as she looked around her house, where she had plenty of money, and she was all alone.

She could now imagine so many things that would be better.


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mary

"The Chandrasekhar Limit" by littledust_fic

Fandom Category: Battlestar Galactica
Pairing: Kara Thrace/Lee Adama
Fic Title: The Chandrasekhar Limit
Author: littledust_fic
Link: http://littledust-fic.livejournal.com/24420.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: character study/drama
WIP?: no
Why This Must Be Read:  Post-"Unfinished Business," with elements of "Maelstrom" thrown in. The author notes describe this as dark, savage romance; it's also packed with razor-sharp character insights and gorgeous, devastating imagery.
Andrew & Emma

"When Harry Nicked Nicholas" by Fics by Fumph (PG)

Fandom Category: Harry Potter
Pairing: Ginny Weasley/Harry Potter
Fic Title: When Harry Nicked Nicholas
Author: Fics by Fumph
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5618301/1/When-Harry-Nicked-Nicholas
Rating/Warning(s): PG / No warning
Genre: Romance, fluff
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: "Harry makes an arrest in the early hours of Christmas Day." This is probably one of the best fanfictions I've ever read in my life (and concerning these two, believe me, i've read a lot). It's incredibly fun and cute, and really emotional. The characters are perfectly IC and everything is amazing. Seriously, read it right now.
heroine
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Twenty Nine Minutes by Venkascribbles (PG)

Fandom Category: Lost Girl
Pairing: Kenzi/Dyson
Fic Title: Twenty Nine Minutes
Author: Venkascribbles
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9050312/1/Twenty-Nine-Minutes
Rating/Warning(s): PG, spoilers for season 3, episode 6.
Genre: Friendship, angst, episode-tag, hurt/comfort, romance.
WIP?: Complete!

Why This Must Be Read: Because it's an absolutely lovely (and devastating and heartbreaking and heartmending) followup to an episode where Not!Kenzi tried to seduce Dyson, Dyson shot Not!Kenzi and thought her DEAD. BEST EPISODE TAG EVER. No really. No, really.