February 23rd, 2015

GoT - Sansa - Queen

2 Self-recs: Marvel and Veronica Mars

Fandom Category: The Avengers/Marvel/Thor
Pairing: Darcy Lewis/Phil Coulson
Fic Title: Pick a star on the dark horizon
Author: kasiopeia
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/2526590
Rating/Warning(s): Teen. Mentions of past abuse, claustrofobia.
Word Count/WIP?: 10,272 / Complete (1st in a series)
Recced By: me!

Why This Must Be Read: I find it very hard to self-rec, but I'll try :) This fic is very close to my heart as I spent a lot of time on it. This story is about Darcy above all things, a Darcy with a secret background who becomes an agent of SHIELD.

Darcy knows enough math to get by, but not enough to keep up with Jane. She knows how to build the perfect playlist for any occasion. She knows swearwords in fifteen different languages. But she also knows the thick, wet slide of a knife reaching it's target. She knows the sound of a gun going off. She knows what it's like to have blood on her hands, and it's not a feeling she wants back.

So when a storm isn't coming anymore, when the storm is upon them and a man is screaming things that doesn't make sense, she does what she does best: she protects herself, she lashes out and she doesn't let another man frighten her ever again.

Fandom Category: Veronica Mars
Pairing: Veronica Mars/Logan Echolls
Fic Title: It's a matter of trust
Author: kasiopeia
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1009925
Rating/Warning(s): Teen.
Word Count/WIP?: 1042 / Complete
Recced By: me!

Why This Must Be Read: I chose this one because I wrote it for this community, back when we had the fic prompt challenge. I wrote it for the prompt Logan/Veronica, they were together from the start. And I'm really happy about how it turned out.

Once there was a girl named Veronica, and she lost her best friend in a flash of blood, chlorine and grief.

After, she stood by her dad; picked the side that she knew she couldn't live without. And to her own amazement, when everyone dropped her like a bad penny, Logan stayed. And stayed. And stayed.
lord & lady

Two Self-Recs: The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter

Fandom Category: The Lord of the Rings
Pairing: Legolas/Eowyn
Fic Title: The White Ladies of Eryn Carantaur
Author: ningloreth
Link: at AO3 | at my website
Rating/Warning(s): R (for threat)
Word Count/WIP?: 27,394; complete
Recced By: self ;-)
Why This Must Be Read: Legolas and Eowyn buy a gypsy caravan and head for Rohan disguised as pedlars to solve a supernatural murder mystery. The story's part of a long series of Legolas/Eowyn fics in which the couple investigate various mysterious goings-on, but it was written for a fest so it starts with a brief Prologue that introduces the setup. Legolas/Eowyn is a rare pairing but, to me, it's a match of equals -- two warriors -- and I love exploring their relationship. Eowyn is Legolas' Achilles heel; he is constantly fighting his desire to protect her, but he respects her enough to allow her to make her own decisions and to stand by her when she faces the consequences; Eowyn rescues Legolas at least as often as she is rescued by him.
Additional warning: The story is set in an AU somewhere between book!verse, movie!verse and borrowings from history, but the characters are based on Orlando Bloom's Legolas and Miranda Otto's Eowyn.

Fandom Category: Harry Potter
Pairing: Draco Malfoy/Hermione Granger
Fic Title: The Price of Victory
Author: ningloreth
Link: at AO3
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17/Explicit
Word Count/WIP?: 8248; complete
Recced By: self ;-)
Why This Must Be Read: Voldemort has won the war and his 'Shadows' (Dark Aurors) are terrorising the Muggle and Wizarding worlds like a magical Gestapo. Hermione, separated from the remnants of the Order, has been reduced to working as a prostitute in the ruins of King's Cross Station. One night, Draco Malfoy seeks her out. How far dare she trust him? I enjoy writing Voldemort-wins AUs and when I was writing this one (which was inspired by a combination of George Orwell's 1984, Sophia McDougall’s Romanitas, and occupied Belgium as shown in the BBC TV Series, Secret Army) it felt absolutely real to me. I hope it provides a suitably dramatic backdrop to Draco and Hermione's story.
bsg oath kiss close up

Self Recs - Battlestar Galactica (A/R) and Downton Abbey (Carson/Hughes)

Fandom Category:Battlestar Galactica 2003
Pairing:Laura Roslin/Bill Adama
Fic Title:War of Independence
Link: Link
Rating/Warning(s):M, Angst
Word Count/WIP?:Complete, 10 chapters, approx 20,000 words
Recced By:Me!

Why This Must Be Read:I'm not sure how I feel about self reccing, but there is a general lack of a/r on this comm, so I thought some people might be swayed to read more of them if I did this! This is an a/u fic, and probably my favourite out of all my multi chapters. Hopefully it shows how easily Bill and Laura can fit into any time and place, despite the show's scifi tag. I hope you enjoy!

Fandom Category:Downton Abbey
Fic Title:Seeds of Love
Link: Link
Rating/Warning(s):T, mild sex references
Word Count/WIP?:Complete, Stand alone, approx 8,700 words
Recced By:Me!

Why This Must Be Read:Thought I'd rec my other fav pairing. It's funny how you just like some of your own fics, and this is one. I wrote this as a birthday gift. I had several prompts to follow, and I think I squeezed them all in! It's A/U, bringing some of the characters into a restaurant setting. Again, enjoy!