February 7th, 2014

How I Met Your Mother, 3 Recs, G - The Mother/Ted Mosby

Fandom Category: How I met your mother
Pairing: The Mother/ Ted Mosby
Fic Title:Crazy and Crazed
Author: Nckmillr
Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9938463/1/Crazy-and-Crazed
Rating/Warning(s): G
Genre: drabble, romance, fluff
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: it’s a short and sweet contemplation of how those two fit together flawlessy in their being so particular: ‘She's warm and he's kind. She's a listener and he's a talker. She's honest and he's charitable. She's passionate and he's a fanatic. She's crazy and he's crazed. She's loving and he's in love.’ Short as it may be, this ficlet just moves you.

Fandom Category: How I met your mother
Pairing: The Mother/ Ted Mosby
Fic Title: The Final Stop
Author: deeplyshallow
Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10061343/1/The-Final-Stop
Rating/Warning(s): G
Genre: Romance, aganst
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: Based on the backstory The Mother was given in ‘How Your Mother Met Me’, the story pursues the basic concept that maybe The Mother and Ted needed to grow out their ideal convinction that there ‘s just a perfect One for each of us before finding love in each other . I am not sure of how much I buy that theory for this specific ship as the show seems to be set on showing the very opposite but …it’s an intriguing set up, all the same and the writing certainly sells it well with a beautiful Mother’s voice (although here we see her as more in her sad and wise hat than in quirky and spunky one).

Fandom Category: How I met your mother
Pairing: The Mother/ Ted Mosby
Fic Title:The Heart’s Memory
Author: Nckmillr
Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9965244/1/The-Heart-s-Memory
Rating/Warning(s): G
Genre: Fluff, romance,
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: Each chapter is a separate snapshot of a moment in their life together, introduced by a different snippet of Neruda poetry. It’s the right amount of cute and fun and romantic mixed in the same bowl of awesome.

Caught In Transition: Bonnie Bennett/Klaus Mikaelson, The Vampire Diaries, M

Fandom Category: The Vampire Diaries
Pairing: Bonnie Bennett /Klaus Mikaelson
Fic Title: Caught In Transition
Author: wearenotgods
Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7785313/1/Caught-in-Transition
Rating/Warning(s): Mature, sexual content, violence
Genre: supernatural, drama, romance
WIP?: yes

Why This Must Be Read: A vampire-witch hybrid with a grudge starts hunting down female Bennetts, Bonnie is forced to go to Klaus for help and leave Mystic Falls, traveling with him in secret as his witch until she can find a solution to the new threat, thus avoiding to put her friends and family at risk. Parted so completely from all she knew and loved, Bonnie finds herself every day more caught between the person she is becoming and the person she thought she was, her past and her future. Klaus … is the fantastically twisted creature we met at his first season in the show and the friends-with-benefits relationship that develops between he and Bonnie is dark, erotic and coloured with a bizarre form of antagonistic intimacy.
The story is framed in a wellpaced alternating of flashbacks and present time vignettes that works brilliantly to portray the protagonist growth and change – we see her returning to Mystic Falls after six years of absence, leaving finally Klaus’ side as they had once agreed. Bonnie tries to force herself back into the mold of the life she missed for so long while trying to not miss the one she left behind (and the hybrid that had so much of a part in the latter). Each chapter feels conclusive in its own way, so even if the story is still unfinished, you walk away from it feeling no lack of closure … you read on understanding Bonnie’s new and old history and realize that she is attached to an idea of ‘home’ and ‘how my life should be’ that is no longer truly part of her. And you watch her fighting that, because she thinks she should be able to wash away six years and return to innocence but that train is missed and she is the poisoned apple. Honestly, the more she tries to relax into the small town life style, the more the narration irresistibly dresses her suburban normal with sinister undertones – the reader stays on the edge wondering how and when she will explode. The author has a perfect grasp on both the theme and the mood of the fic and her prose is beautiful, her dialogues witty. It’s a masterpiece.

Possession: Bulma Briefs/Vegeta, Dragon Ball Z, pg14

Fandom Category: Dragon Ball Z
Pairing: Bulma Briefs/Vegeta
Fic Title: Possession
Author: Android18
Rating/Warning(s): PG14
Genre: romance, drama
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: Long, well-written, UST-laced. How did it the relationship between Bulma and Vegeta come to be? Here it started as a twisted game of possession and need between a cruel sayajin and a conflicted, headstrong scientist reluctantly caught in his web of taunts and threats and sex. The fic offers an interesting, adult look at Vegeta’s character and his emotional issues, to gradually bring him to a point where he can allow himself to give something more to Bulma … or at least, admit he wants to . It’s my favorite fic for this ship since forever.

Safety In Submission: Rin/Sesshoumaru, InuYasha, Mature

Fandom Category: Inuyasha
Pairing: Rin / Sesshoumaru
Fic Title: Safety In Submission
Author: RavynSkye
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/859560
Rating/Warning(s): M, Explicit sexual content
Genre: Smut, Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: It’s a delightful Grown Up Rin POV on a night with her demon lord/mate where she gets fed up with his treating her delicately during sex and decides to voice her desire to be dominated. While the smut is hot and tastefully written, what makes the fic truly interesting is the study of the BDSM dynamic behind the relationship. Rin feels fulfilled by his roughness and dominance because it’s his dominance that makes her to feel safe, and because in a way his ‘mastery’ over her has kept her safe all her life. Sesshoumaru in return shows -subtly- that even giving in his more animalistic side he shelters her and cherishes her. So, this ends up being a nice relationship sketch in addition to everything steamy.