March 26th, 2013

blithers

"Belle de Jour" by Chase820 (NC-17)

Fandom Category: Doctor Who
Pairing: Rose Tyler/Tenth Doctor
Fic Title: Belle de Jour
Author: Chase820
Link: http://www.whofic.com/viewstory.php?sid=8805
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17
Genre: Character Study, Romance, Smut
WIP?: no
Special Rec: 27 of 30

Why This Must Be Read: For me, "Belle de Jour" is one of *the* stories written for Rose and the Doctor. There's something in how it combines an unsentimental and almost viciously sharp examination of the characters with a beautifully expressed look at what it means to love somebody like the Doctor that just slays me. It's like the author rolled up everything that is epically, cosmically right with them having a relationship with all the reasons it's a terrible, doomed-to-end-badly idea and wrote this fic for me to point at and say "See? See? Just like that."
Socks & Books

When There's Nothing Left To Burn, By mightequinn T

Fandom Category: Haven
Pairing: Audrey Parker/Nathan Wuornos
Fic Title: When There's Nothing Left To Burn
Author: mightequinn
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/736308?view_adult=true
Rating/Warning(s): Violence, Character death
Genre: Angst, Post-Apocalyptic, AU
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: The very best AUs are the ones that are perfectly in character. It takes a lot for me to buy into an apocalyptic AU, and this one nails it, with chilling details and a fantastic narrator in Audrey, cynical, but still reluctantly hopeful.

The author makes a stylistic choice not to use quotes around dialogue, which is a distraction at first but the story's rhythm sucks you in quickly enough that it can be overlooked.
bucky

2 Veronica Mars reccs - Veronica/Lamb

I've been inspired by the upcoming film to reread a bunch of VMars fics and here I present two for my shameOTP for this show: Veronica/Lamb. If you're like me and there's something wrong with you and you LOVE this pairing more than you should, than that alone is the reason to read these.

Fandom Category: Veronica Mars
Pairing: Veronica Mars/Don Lamb
Fic Title: Picking Winners
Author: amathela
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/8800
Rating/Warning(s): hard R - wall sex, voyeurism
Genre: fluff, pwp
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: Its perfectly in character and its believable; the chemistry we see between Veronica and Lamb is beautifully explored here - Veronica pestering Lamb in that way we love (and the way he secretly does too) and him finally rising to the occasion. Its hot and sexy and the ending just has you begging for more. Veronica is an adult in this story.

Fandom Category: Veronica Mars
Pairing: Veronica Mars/Don Lamb
Fic Title: Try This Trick and Spin It
Author: amathela
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/8814
Rating/Warning(s): hard R, Veronica is under 21 but still an adult (read at your discretion)
Genre: pwp, angst
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: V and Lamb hate each other, but they have this undeniable chemistry between them and this fic explores that really really well. I wont call it 'hate sex' cause its not really; its more like two people who are hurting find reluctant comfort in one another. Its not romantic or schmoopy, its realistic (and funny). Its also believable and damn hot.


note to mods: I need a Veronica Mars/Don Lamb ship tag please :)