February 22nd, 2015

Steelers

2 Self Recs - Arrow, Haven

Fandom: Arrow
Pairing: Oliver Queen/Felicity Smoak
Title: Hope is a Four Letter Word
Author: JTrevizo
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1698374 OR https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10382552/1/Hope-is-a-Four-Letter-Word
Rating/Warning(s): R for violence and sex
Word Count/WIP?: Words: 54,238/ Complete
Recced By: Self

Why This Must Be Read:
This is a future fic following the Arrow season 2 finale and jumping three years into the future, wherein Oliver and Felicity have been in a relationship and are getting married, however things don’t go as planned, and the wedding is interrupted with an armed assault and a kidnapping. Weaves in Flash universe as well. My first fic for the Arrow universe and one I really love.
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FMA Rez Trio Snowy Days

Title: "Perfect Blood" by c.Mary.c

Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist
Pairing: Winry Rockbell/Edward Elric
Title: Perfect Blood
Author: c.Mary.c
Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10651839/1/Perfect-Blood
Rating/Warning(s): Rated "M"
Word Count/WIP?: Almost 70K words, complete
Recced By: evil_little_dog

Why This Must Be Read: Winry Rockbell is an adult with her own problems, in that she's secluded and has no real life. However, she's needed by the military, as she has something known as 'perfect blood' - she heals from any disease. Now someone is threatening her, and the military assigns her a bodyguard - a man named Edward Elric, who's a military assassin.

So, yes, this is very much an alternative universe of FMA, taking place more or less in modern times. It's a very enjoyable read, and you don't need to know much (if anything) about FMA to read it, it's that far off of the source material. The characters are a great deal of fun, and the storyline is very enjoyable, along with the mystery behind who is actually the threat to Winry.
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two self-recs, Person of Interest

Fandom: Person of Interest
Pairing: Joss Carter/John Reese
Title: Nowhere Left to Run
Author: rose_griffes
Link: on FF.net and on AO3
Rating/Warning(s): M - includes (consensual) sex, violence consistent with the show... more specific warnings available at either link for the fic, if you're wanting a thorough list.
Word Count/WIP?: complete at 55K words

Why This Must Be Read: I did lots of research for this fic--topics like firearms, Belize, how to obtain fake documents... the list goes on and on. My internet search history from the summer of 2012 is a thing of beauty. This is not a reason to read the story, of course. But it fits with my overall goal--get Carter and Reese together in a way that feels organic and true to the characters. I'm really proud of it. Also, condoms. (I'm all for passionate sex in fic, but sometimes I just wanna know what they're doing in order to prevent babies and STDs, okay?)


Fandom: Person of Interest
Pairing: Joss Carter/John Reese
Title: Event Horizon
Author: rose_griffes
Link: on FF.net or on AO3
Rating/Warning(s): M again, for sex... that's about it.
Word Count/WIP?: complete at 1.2K

Why This Must Be Read: More Carter/Reese, written to fit in with the middle of season two. This isn't a happily ever after fic, but it does have glimpses of these two having feelings for each other, even if they would never admit it. Also, there's a remix of this by blacktop50, Far Horizons, so it's two for the price of one.
vmars: Veronica epic

Self Recs: Veronica Mars & Avengers

Fandom: Avengers/MCU
Pairing: Tony Stark/Pepper Potts
Title: The Right Thing in the Wrong Way
Author: igrockspock
Link: AO3
Rating/Warning(s): Teen/none
Word Count/WIP?: 4000/complete

Why This Must Be Read: In the first Iron Man movie, Tony tells Pepper that she's the only person he has. We often forget that Pepper tells Tony exactly the same thing. In this fic, I wanted to delve into Pepper's back story to explore why Tony is so important to her, and to demonstrate that even though Tony is a mess, he can still be kind and supportive (even if he goes about it in unorthodox ways). I'm really happy with the characterization on this, and I think the story has a great balance between humor and pathos.

Fandom: Veronica Mars
Pairing: Logan Echolls/Carrie Bishop, Logan Echolls/Veronica Mars
Title: Every Belt That Ever Hit Someone (Is Still Made to Hold Something Up)
Author: igrockspock
Link: AO3
Rating/Warning(s): Mature/canon-typical references to past child abuse
Word Count/WIP?: 15,000/complete

Why This Must Be Read: This story is my love letter to Logan Echolls. He was one of my favorite characters on the show, and after I saw the movie, I really needed to understand how and why he joined the Navy. Characterization is so important to me, and I think this fic does a good job charting Logan's slow recovery from his difficult past. I'm really happy with how Logan's friendships and romantic relationships are portrayed, and even though it covers similar ground to other "nine years" fics, I think the back story I made for him is original enough to be worth reading.