February 3rd, 2015

Nora

Six Clarke Griffin/Bellamy Blake recs, The 100

Hello everyone, it's your February reccer, jaq_of_spades (or plain old jaqofspades at A03 and on tumblr) reporting for duty! I'm looking forward to taking you all on a magical mystery tour of my fandoms, new, old and just-on-occasion alike.

I'm going to start with The 100. Since I'm in love with so many cancelled shows, it's always a thrill to click with a new fandom that's actually got new canon being made. That tends to mean lots more fanfic and fandom buzz, especially if you are lucky enough to ship one of the popular pairings. And in The 100, that would be Bellarke.

Fandom: The 100
Pairing: Clarke Griffin/Bellamy Blake
Title: Make it Through the Winter
Author: Frea_O
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/3163247
Rating/Warning(s): T
Word Count/WIP?: 18,134/No
Recced By: jaq_of_spades

Why This Must Be Read: A lovely slow build that sees Bellamy and Clarke enter into a marriage of convenience in order to claim tribal status – and land – for the Sky People. Beautifully structured around six dances they do together, it traverses time, emotion and territory along the way. And if that's not enough to make you read it, how about the mental image of sixty Grounders dancing the Electric Slide?

Special rec: 1/28

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Next up, we'll take a few other ships from The 100 for a spin!

Two self-recs, rare pairs

Fandom Category: Buffy the Vampire Slayer./Supernatural
Pairing: Tara Maclay/Dean Winchester
Fic Title: Everything's Temporary
Author: secondalto
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/66884
Rating/Warning(s): Explicit, hurt/comfort
Word Count/WIP?: 6422, no
Recced By: secondalto

Why This Must Be Read: I really loved the idea of Tara and Dean getting together. When I saw the prompt on a kink meme, I knew I had to write it. It was really fun delving into their heads and making everything work. I loved it so much I wrote a sequel


Fandom Category: Avengers
Pairing: Pepper Potts/Clint Barton
Fic Title: Hold You So Close
Author: secondalto
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/2774759
Rating/Warning(s): Explicit, none
Word Count/WIP?: 12, 971, no
Recced By: secondalto

Why This Must Be Read: I originally came up with the premise while in the middle of writing a series of Soulmate AU fics involving all of the Avengers. Clint/Pepper came in a What If? kind of fic and I loved the idea of them so much, I wrote an entire fic about them as soul mates and childhood sweethearts. I guess I really like writing odd rare pairs.

(God it was SO HARD to choose only two fics!)