May 15th, 2013

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The Flight by WowRandomPerson (PG-13)

Fandom Category: Breakfast at Tiffany's
Pairing: Holly Golightly/George Peppard (Fred)
Fic Title: The Flight
Author: WowRandomPerson
Link: +here
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Introspection
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 12/30

Why This Must Be Read: I don't know about anyone else, but when I watched the film, I felt a little unconnected from Holly.  This was most likely from the nature of the character, but still.  This story explores Holly's feelings and turmoil surrounding Fred while also staying true to the "larger-than-life" spirit that she so wanted to imbue.

Challenge 114

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

Challenge 114:

Category: Crossovers
Deadline: June 1
Challenge: Rec us your favorite Crossover fics. 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!

Feel free to pimp this comm to your friends so that we get more het fans!

Two crossover recs (Avengers/Stargate Atlantis and Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Terminator)

Fandom Category: The Avengers (movieverse)/Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: Natasha Romanoff/Clint Barton, others
Fic Title: A Widow's Tale
Author: mhalachaiswords
Rating/Warning(s): T
Genre: Novel-length, family drama
WIP?: Yes

Why This Must Be Read: I've never watched any of the Stargate series, and in fact would not have known who John Sheppard is had the story not been tagged as a crossover. So if you're coming to this just as an Avengers fan, never fear! "A Widow's Tale" is a series (which can really be taken as one long story) that assumes movieverse!Natasha was, like her comicsverse self, modified and conditioned in certain physical ways by the Red Room. The series is a fascinating balance between history and present, and between chosen and actually-genetically-related families. Above all, it's a fascinating look at the woman behind the Black Widow, and the things and people she carries with her.


Fandom Category: Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles / Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Pairing: Buffy Summers/John Connor
Fic Title: Hang In There, Slayer
Author: jedibuttercup
Rating/Warning(s): T
Genre: Character study
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: John Connor has a fair amount in common with Buffy Summers when you think about it--an unasked-for destiny, a responsibility to save the world, a mentor who blurs the role between parent and everything else, and a tendency to fall for the 'enemy.' In this fic, we get a glance into what Buffy's life might be like, if she'd survived Judgement Day and fell in with the Reese brothers and Connor's inner circle. It's het but not particularly shippy--this pair is kindred spirits more than lovers, and the focus here is more on the good fight and the toll it takes on people who have been fighting for too long and still have miles to go.

Fic rec: Kissing Lessons

Fandom Category: Crossover
Pairing: Watts/Dean Winchester
Fic Title: Kissing Lessons
Author: dotfic
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Fluff?
WIP?: No
Why This Must Be Read: From my AO3 bookmark: Cute little story, with good Dean and Watts voices, about Dean sort of teaching Watts to kiss. Supernatural/Some Kind of Wonderful crossover.

Fic rec: For Now

Fandom Category: Crossover
Pairing: Veronica Mars/Eli "Weevil" Navarro
Fic Title: For Now
Author: JaqofSpades
Rating/Warning(s): AO3's M is an R, I think - there is sex
Genre: Drama
WIP?: No
Why This Must Be Read: From my AO3 bookmark: Really remarkable combination of Veronica Mars and NCIS, with very emotional Veronica/Weevil time and a compliment from Gibbs. I could see this happening, as if it were playing out on a screen. Jaq has a great grasp of the different character voices.

Fic rec: Rising Sign

Fandom Category: Crossover
Pairing: Kara Thrace/James T. Kirk, Kara Thrace/Leonard McCoy
Fic Title: Rising Sign
Author: ninety6tears
Rating/Warning(s): R, non-explicit sex
Genre: Drama, Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: From my AO3 bookmark: Really, really wonderful 'drop Starbuck into Trek (2009) universe' crossover. It takes the heavily damaged Kara Thrace from Maelstrom and instead of a crazy two-way trip to Earth and back, she gets a one-way trip to Federation space, and it's so very believable that this is a way she might never have returned to Galactica.

The Federation crew takes Kara at face value - no unstated expectations piled on her, just the offer of camaraderie.

She has a comfortable friends-who-used-to-be-frakbuddies thing with Kirk, and a very slow-building patient-to-something-to-friends-to-lovers thing with McCoy. She gets a female friend in Gaila, whose effervescence is too much for even Starbuck to withstand.

Her ever-present underlying grief gives the whole thing just the right touch of angsty reality.

It's very much a Trek-universe story, and no one else from BSG is mentioned by name, but the hints are there in her moments of introspection and rare candid conversations with people who become friends.

If you're a Trek fan or a Kara Thrace fan, I highly recommend reading this one. I just wish the author had written more, because this is a universe I would love to visit again. There is a fun very short cracky follow-up fic, but nothing substantial.
GoT - Sansa - Queen

I'll be the frosting to your cupcake, wench (Brienne/Jaime)

Last minute rec for the asoiaf challenge ^^

Fandom Category: A Song of Ice and Fire
Pairing: Brienne of Tarth/Jamie Lannister
Fic Title: I'll be the frosting to your cupcake, wench
Author: janie_tangerine
Rating/Warning(s): M
Genre: Fluff, Modern-AU
WIP?: No (although it has a sequel of sorts within the same universe that is unfinished right now. This one stands on it's own though)

Why This Must Be Read: This is something as rare as a well-written fluff fic from the asoiaf fandom. There is a tiny bit of angst for plot reasons, but other than that it's just fluff, cupcakes and love. It has a great Brienne voice and is plotty with a slow build.

Renly owns a bakery, Brienne makes cupcakes and Jaime eats them. Oh, and Robb and Theon is in a folk duo. Do you need anything else?

Nothing in it is very spoilery beyond 3.03, it's a complete AU, so it's safe for show watchers as well ^^