March 4th, 2014

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may your path be the sound by magneticwave, teen wolf

Special Rec: #5
Fandom Category: Teen Wolf
Pairing: Melissa McCall/Sheriff Stilinski
Fic Title: may your path be the sound
Author: magneticwave
Link: On AO3
Rating/Warning(s): T (Canon-typical violence)
Genre: Slow Build Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Stiles' dad and Scott's mom make the cutest couple on Teen Wolf - look at the gifsets of their scenes together, they're so ridiculously endearing. Parents are pretty much window dressing for most teen-centric shows though, so we don't get to see them all that much. Luckily, this fic does a great job of fleshing these two characters out (With an additional look at the impact of Stiles' mom on both their lives) and giving them an utterly believable journey towards overcoming their own hurts and finding each other.

LOTR, Arwen/Aragorn, 6 recs

Fandom Category: Lord Of The Rings
Pairing: Arwen/Aragorn
Fic Title: Namarië, Elessar
Author: Joanna
Link: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?STID=2151&SPOrdinal=1
Rating/Warning(s): PG13, angst, character death
Genre: romance, aganst
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: To put it plainly, this fic hurts you. Like, really, really hurts you with this lethal combination of elegant prose, the unescapapable sadness of Arwen’s voice all through it, and the tragic beauty of her pain after Aragorn is gone. After all, the true price of living out that perfect, complete love was not giving up immortality, but eventually facing the beloved’ mortality. And so Arwen is in the end forced to experience Aragorn’s absence almost as an abomination of her senses, and there’s truly nothing to do for her but leaving their home and her children to reach Lothlórien. It’s is a moving journey to follow her through.

Fandom Category: Lord Of The Rings
Pairing: Arwen/Aragorn
Fic Title: One Breath
Author: M. Sebasky
Link: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter_view.cfm?STID=4351&SPOrdinal=1
Rating/Warning(s): Sexual situations mentioned, character death
Genre: M
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: Another take on the ‘Arwen after Aragorn dies’ theme. Even here, there’s pain, but dressed in this undercurrent of ethereal sadness that manages to make it very much Arwen’s POV. It contrasts enticingly well with the memories that break through her grief – warm, raw, sexual nights and days spent with a man she adored as much he adored her. The love the couple shared is really palpable here, not only in Arwen’s intense mourning but even in the subtle erotism of her flashbacks. Beauty and tragedy , and the author’s style drives it to home. And overall, with Arwen being so often seen as this otherworldy, not-quite-touchable beauty, is interesting to observe her as warm-blooded, vulnerable woman.



Fandom Category: Lord Of The Rings
Pairing: Arwen/Aragorn
Fic Title: Let There Be Light
Author: Azalais
Link: http://www.henneth-annun.net/stories/chapter.cfm?stid=8894
Rating/Warning(s): G
Genre: Romance, adventure
WIP?: no
Why This Must Be Read: Arwen and Aragorn ‘s journey to each other, from separation to reunion, through the frame story of the standard Arwen wove for her champion, and its journey with Halbarad from Rivendell to Minas Tirith, split in ten drabbles. Original idea, beautiful exacution, poetic writing style, quite good Arwen characterization.

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