March 15th, 2013


Challenge 109: 5 Elementary recs

Fandom Category: Elementary
Pairing: Joan Watson/Sherlock Holmes
Fic Title: Called Your Name (in my sleep)
Author: Muir_Wolf
Rating/Warning(s): G, no warnings
Genre: MASH!AU
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This is a lovely AU wherein Sherlock is a brilliant but alcoholic Army surgeon during the Korean War, and Joan is a super-competent nurse, who is unofficially his baby-sitter. I just adore this re-imagining of the Elementary universe, as well as the slow build of their relationship. Very sweet.

Pairing: Joan/Sherlock, Joan/OMCs
Fic Title: Paler than Grass
Author: philalethia
Rating/Warning(s): T/PG-13, No warnings
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Joan tries dating again, which is a little difficult when you've got a roommate as nosy and as observant as Sherlock. Joan and Sherlock's relationship has always been about negotiating boundaries and I loved seeing how Sherlock does his best to respect Joan's wishes even though he is totally jealous ahem. Equally as lovely is watching Joan come to realize what and who she's looking for in a relationship.

Fic Title: i think you need a shotgun blast
Author: postcardmystery
Rating/Warning(s): M/R, warnings for violence, drug addiction, suicide, attempted murder, implied character deaths
Genre: Buffy the Vampire Slayer AU, dark
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This might be my favorite Elementary fic ever. Joan is a Slayer and Sherlock is her warlock Watcher. The prose and imagery is gorgeous. I also love how fiercely protective they are of each other, how much they understand each other, and what perfect partners they are. This is a dark fic, but it hurts so good

Fic Title: Building Bricks Without Zipper Masks
Author: gynomancy
Rating/Warning(s): Unrated but I'd say M/R, warnings for discussion of D/s and sex
Genre: UST, kink fic
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Joan and Sherlock negotiate a D/s relationship. Yessss, good. Both Joan and Sherlock are PERFECTLY themselves here, doing what they do best--setting boundaries for their relationship. Written for the Elementary kink meme, this is a super sexy fill response. Highly recommended.

Fic Title: The Case of the Man Who Was Wanted
Author: angelsaves
Rating/Warning(s): E/NC-17, Warnings for sex and BDSM elements (D/s, sadomasochism, flogging, breathplay)
Genre: PWP
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: After taking that basketball to the nose, Sherlock finds that he...rather likes the idea of Joan causing him pain. This is, guh, a seriously sexy read. I adore how desperately Sherlock wants her and wants to please her, and Joan is the perfect domme.

"April in Paris (The Hemingway Remix)" by Sabine (PG)

Fandom Category: Sports Night
Pairing: Natalie Hurley/Jeremy Goodwin, Natalie Hurley/Dan Rydell
Fic Title: April in Paris (The Hemingway Remix)
Author: Sabine
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: AU
WIP?: no
Special Rec: 17 of 30

Why This Must Be Read: This is a different kind of fic for a show like Sports Night - it strips away Sorkin's distinctive dialog and gives us a sparse, Hemingway-esque WWII AU with Natalie as a nurse on the front in France and the boys as soldiers. It's a change that sounds like it wouldn't work, but the core essence of the characters and show is still here, so that it's wonderful how the combination comes together and merges in a way you might not expect. I especially love this version of Natalie (this setting is just the right showcase for her brand of blunt practicality) and Dan (who, gosh, I just love so much as a character).

Challenge 110

In addition to any recs you wish to post at any time, the comm has bi-weekly rec challenges issued by the mods.

Challenge 110:

Category: TV Shows That Were Canceled Too Soon (3 seasons or less)
Deadline: April 1
Challenge: Rec us your favorite fics from TV shows that were canceled too soon. We want recs from any series that had 3 seasons or less - shows like 4400, Arrested Development, Better Off Ted, Caprica, Dark Angel, Dead Like Me, Dollhouse, Dresden Files, Earth 2, Everwood, Firefly, Flashforward, Freaks and Geeks, Jericho, Kyle XY, Legend of the Seeker, Life, Life on Mars, Moonlight, My So-Called Life, Pan Am, Pushing Daises, Roswell, Sports Night, Standoff, Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, Tru Calling, Twin Peaks, Veronica Mars, Wonderfalls, and more! Any and all het pairings welcome! Just c/p the text below and post it as a new entry:

You do not need to ask for posting rights. Just become a member and rec your favorites!

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