October 30th, 2014

blithers

"you (not so) sexy thing" by dollsome (PG)

Fandom Category: Selfie
Pairing: Eliza Dooley/Henry Higgs
Fic Title: you (not so) sexy thing
Author: dollsome (lj, tumblr)
Link: http://dollsome.livejournal.com/2025132.html
Rating/Warning(s): not rated, but I’d put it at PG
WIP?: no
Recced By: blithers

Why This Must Be Read: So we can all agree that Karen Gillan and John Cho are the sort of people who need to flirt, like, all the time, right? Because that’s what this fic is: sweet, funny, pop culture-y hanging out/cheerful arguing, with a gentle overlay of flirting - the sort of thing guaranteed to make you smile. Henry and Eliza go shopping for Halloween costumes. It goes about as well as you'd think.
Kiss

The Avengers, 6 recs, Natasha Romanoff/James "Bucky" Barnes

It has come to my attention that this community has a single, solitary rec for my current obsessive OTP. ONE. That is simply unacceptable, and the reparation begins today, because Winter Widow is a glorious ship that everyone should enjoy!

Fandom Category: The Avengers
Pairing: Natasha Romanoff/James "Bucky" Barnes
Fic Title: a case of you
Author: irnan
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/2188725
Rating/Warning(s): Teen
WIP?: No
Recced By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: This is a quiet, beautiful exploration of how romance might blossom between everyone's favorite pair of ex-brainwashed assassins in the wake of "Captain America: the Winter Soldier" and its presumed aftermath. irnan leaves most of the comics canon behind while still bearing in mind the essential elements of each character that make them so suited for one another, even without the shared backstory Ed Brubaker wrote for them on the page. It's wonderful to see these two get to know each other in simple, human ways, and then there are lines like, "I know we’ve tried to kill each other in the past but I’d really like it if we put that behind us (even further behind us?), ripped each other’s clothes off and locked ourselves in your bedroom for, I don’t even know, at least a week? At least" that make you want to scream with joy.

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