February 4th, 2015

michael's team burn notice

Burn Notice, two self-recs, Fiona Glenanne/Sam Axe

Fandom Category: Burn Notice
Pairing: Fiona Glenanne/Sam Axe
Fic Title: El Ojo del Diablo
Author: merryghoul
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1291078
Rating/Warning(s): Explicit/Major character death; no other standard warnings apply.
Word Count/WIP?: 7859/no
Recced By: merryghoul

Why This Must Be Read: I'm fond of two of my canon-divergent AUs featuring Sam and Fi and how they might've gotten together under different circumstances. This AU diverges from the series finale and explores the two of them starting their lives over after said events in the series finale (and some earlier events from Season Six).


Fandom Category: Burn Notice
Pairing: Fiona Glenanne/Sam Axe
Fic Title: Company Men
Author: merryghoul
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/2721569
Rating/Warning(s): Teen/no standard warnings apply
Word Count/WIP?: 7434/no
Recced By: merryghoul

Why This Must Be Read: Using a lot of the show's canon from seasons six and seven, as well as a few other resources (the graphic novel First Contact and the TV movie Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe) and very meticulous research, I wrote this canon AU where Sam, on annual vacation, meets Fiona in the middle of a robbery, and their friendship and relationship progresses from there.
Twirl

Two multifandom (self) recs, The Avengers and the Office/Dollhouse

And when I say "multifandom," I do mean "multi," given that both of these are in the crossover family!

Fandom: The Avengers/Captain America (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
Pairing: Natasha Romanoff/Bucky Barnes
Title: Making Your Way
Author: stars_inthe_sky
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1598738
Rating/Warning(s): Teen
Word Count/WIP?: 10,505 (complete)
Recced By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: I think this may be my favorite thing I've ever written, from the detailed AU setting at a not-quite-Cheers bar in downtown Boston to the understanding and understated slow-build romance between Bucky and Natasha, where he's an Iraq vet and she's a grad student. There's also a plethora of sneaky canon references, several of which continue to make me laugh out loud, and a hefty dose of Bucky-Steve friendship. Plus, Clint is from Southie and Tony is...exactly the same. What's not to love?

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Fandom: The Office/Dollhouse
Pairing: Pam Beesley/Jim Halpert, Sierra/Victor
Title: Momentum Building
Author: stars_inthe_sky
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/486173
Rating/Warning(s): Teen
Word Count/WIP?: 25,757
Recced By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: Written for the 2012 Het Big Bang, this story is a little unusual, but I adore how it came out. It’s a non-crack crossover wherein Pam gets recruited by the Dollhouse after Season 2 (obviously, the documentary crew was a front for the Rossum Corporation) and encounters Jim years later in the post-thoughtpocalypse world. It's a thrill to see Pam self-actualize all on her own into someone strong and still fundamentally herself...as well as becoming a badass Whedonesque heroine, of course. Jim's presence brings out a lot of interesting things in this Fancy New Beesley, and her exploration of that identity is so satisfying.
K L happy

Two Self Recs: Battlestar Galactica 2003

Pretty sure none of my stuff has ever been recced before, so I'm safe reccing these two.

Fandom Category: BSG 2003
Pairing: Kara Thrace/Lee Adama
Fic Title: Like a Warm Sweater on a Cold Day
Author: lanalucy
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1201309
Rating/Warning(s): Explicit, no warnings
Word Count/WIP?: 2670, complete
Recced By: lanalucy

Why This Must Be Read: This is what might've happened with Kara and Lee if things had gone just a little bit differently after Zak died. It sticks pretty closely to canon events/dialogue, doesn't discount the way they're constantly rubbing each other the wrong way, and still lets them have a moment of comfort with each other that could easily lead into post-33 canon, and Lee's jealousy re: Colonial Day.

Fandom Category: BSG 2003
Pairing: Kara Thrace/Lee Adama
Fic Title: Shadows
Author: lanalucy
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1130233
Rating/Warning(s): Explicit, extremely dubious consent
Word Count/WIP?: 5901, complete
Recced By: lanalucy

Why This Must Be Read: Gods. It was so hard to choose between this one and Combat Ribbons, which I actually like better, but this one takes the canon event of Kara shooting Lee in Sacrifice and spins his recovery a different way. Kara's tendency to blame herself, to take guilt onto her own shoulders more than she should, is in play here, and the way she chooses to exorcise that guilt and help Lee recover was an interesting exploration of their friendship/relationship.
Fresme

One Self-Rec - Crossover Ship - Vampire Diaries/Secret Circle

Fandom Category: The Vampire Diaries/The Secret Circle (TV shows)
Pairing: Tyler Lockwood/Cassie Blake
Fic Title: Hope In Unlikely Places
Author: NotoriousReign
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/2379761
Rating/Warning(s): K+
Word Count/WIP?: 1700 words, complete
Recced By: notoriousreign

Why This Must Be Read: I kinda have this love of crossover ships and back when Secret Circle was still around I thought this would make the cutest couple. I still do honestly. Their genre was so similar, the universes could meld so easily together. And I love this fic of mine because I think I write Cassie and Tyler's voices really well to the point that it makes me wanna write more for them. Hopefully it'll get others realizing that they could work, even though initially it could seem pretty random.
Nora

Seven recs, various ships, The 100

Fandom: The 100
Pairing: Raven Reyes/Wick
Title: A Helping Hand
Author: Alethia
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/3136184
Rating/Warning(s): E
Word Count/WIP?: 4827/No
Recced By: jaq_of_spades

Why This Must Be Read: Alethia is one of my favourite writers across a bunch of different fandoms and I may have set off a few fireworks when she started writing The 100. This is one of just two stories she has posted so far – they are both superbly readable but I rec this one first because there is a dearth of seriously good smut in The 100 fics, and secondly, it's Raven and Wick. Perfectly characterised right down to the last snarky aside, this is beautifully written “porn with feelings” as she explains in her tags.

Special rec: 7/28


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Mods, may I have tags for Raven Reyes/Bellamy Blake, Raven Reyes/Wick, and Octavia Blake/Lincoln. Thank you!