March 19th, 2014

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Four Belle/Rumpelstiltskin Recs

Special Rec: # 17
Fandom Category: Once Upon A Time
Pairings: Belle/Rumpelstiltskin
Fic Title: The Darling Buds of May
Author: Bad_Faery
Link: On AO3
Rating/Warning(s): E (Belle is 16)
Genre: AU!Storybrooke, Romance, Angst
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: As the curse is enacted, Rumpelstiltskin is made aware of Belle’s existence, and in his panic makes a less-than-optimal bargain with the dark magic. Rumpel is sweet in his own twisted way, and Belle is full of sass.

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3 recs for Stargate Universe, Chloe Armstrong/Nicholas Rush

Fandom Category: Stargate Universe
Pairing: Chloe Armstrong/Nicholas Rush
Fic Title: We Outgrow Love Like Other Things
Author: eternitywaits
Link: On LJ
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17; sex, minor character death
Genre: Angst, Romance, Drama, AU
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: It is a retelling of the first episode of the series based on the concept that Chloe and Rush had a one-night stand several months before the series began. The fic explores the changes this would cause in their interaction and it pulls it off beautifully. The characterization is spot-on (especially when you consider that the fic was written early on in the series when there were only about six episodes to go on), the smut scenes are hot and the writing is smooth. What more can you ask from a story?

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Spin the Bottle, When Will It Stop, by takethewords (Explicit)

For the current challenge:

Fandom Category: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Pairing: Cameron Phillips/John Connor
Fic Title: Spin the Bottle, When Will It Stop
Author: takethewords
Rating/Warning(s): Explicit
Genre: Angst
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This fic is surreal and haunting. It makes use of dreams and/or memories in a way reminiscent of the show and also offers excellent characterization even in small glimpses. There's quite a first time scene at the end that is up to interpretation, and one reading is pretty dark. Either way, it's beautiful.