December 12th, 2014

blithers

"Breach" by Justin Glasser (G)

Fandom Category: The X-Files
Pairing: Dana Scully/Fox Mulder
Fic Title: Breach
Author: Justin Glasser
Link: http://krycek.gossamer.org/author/10430-1.html and then click on “Breach”
Rating/Warning(s): G
Word Count/WIP?: ~1500, complete
Recced By: blithers

Why This Must Be Read: The X-Files fandom was a goldmine for sharing-a-bed fics - the number of almost sold out hotels that Scully and Mulder end up at in fanfic is kind of astonishing, really. I love this particular story for being such a smart, subtle subversion of the trope (the summary for this story is A Mulder and Scully in bed story which does not end in sex or professions of undying love, which tells you all you need to know right there), while also playing it delightfully straight. A short, wonderful little gem of a story.
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Romantic comedies, 4 recs, canonical pairings

Fandom: You've Got Mail
Pairing: Kathleen Kelly/Joe Fox
Title: Where Clouds Are Far Behind Me
Author: lowriseflare
Link: http://lowriseflare.livejournal.com/9387.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Word Count/WIP?: 1,808 (complete)
Recced By: stars-inthe-sky

Why This Must Be Read: Sorry, were these scenes not part of the movie? Is everything within them perfectly sweet and in-character? Do you want to just hug everyone involved? Can you imagine little blonde children and an herb garden, too? The answer is yes.

Special Rec: 14/20

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Fandom: Legally Blonde
Pairing: Elle Woods/Emmett Forrest
Title: take a girl like you
Author: prettyanswers
Link: http://users.livejournal.com/_starrystarry/38353.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Word Count/WIP?: 2,650 (complete)
Recced By: stars-inthe-sky

Why This Must Be Read: This author does the loveliest things with prose, and this fic is no exception. Told from Emmett's perspective, it follows the pair throughout Elle's time at Harvard, and it's just...lovely. Both characters feel like real people, fleshed out from their movie (or stage musical, if you prefer) selves, and the whole thing really comes to life in the details. Read, enjoy, and tell the author how much you loved it.

Special Rec: 15/20

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Fandom: What's Your Number?
Pairing: Ally Darling/Colin Shea
Title: You're All I Need to Know
Author: airspaniel
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/600348
Rating/Warning(s): Teen
Word Count/WIP?: 2,379 (complete)
Recced By: stars-inthe-sky

Why This Must Be Read: The movie was pretty fluffy in the way that the best romcoms are, but this fic brings a little bit of reality into the picture—nothing too dire, of course, but it's nice to see the two characters struggling with being real people, in a real relationship, like this. (Also, I'm apparnently a sucker for fics set in the Boston area.)

Special Rec: 16/20

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Fandom: Before Sunrise/Before Sunset
Pairing: Celine/Jesse
Title: Life pumping through me
Author: TheWrongKindOfPC
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1485298
Rating/Warning(s): Teen
Word Count/WIP?: 1,646 (complete)
Recced By: stars-inthe-sky

Why This Must Be Read: The "Before" trilogy is chockablock full of what-ifs, but this fic explores the "probably but we'll never know" moments in the years between Vienna and Paris. There's something beautiful and compelling in the missed connections here—even or especially knowing what will come—and if you love these movies, you will love this story.

Special Rec: 17/20