May 26th, 2015

treelights

Two Recs, Fairy Tale Adaptations, Various Pairings

Fandom:Fairy Tales – Beauty and the Beast
Pairing:Belle / The Beast
Title:Rough Diamond
Author:lyrstzha
Link: here @ AO3(registered users only, sorry, but apparently there's a podfic here)
Rating/Warning(s):G
Word Count/WIP?:5,457
Special Rec:23 of 30

Why This Must Be Read:Written for the 2006 Yuletide, this take on the tale of Beauty and the Beast is a brilliant rework that puts Belle in the driver's seat. She is not a daughter sold into servitude, but a witch. And The Beast is still a cursed Prince, but differently so. His “cure” is a lesson – for both of them. There's also a snippy squirrel giving ediorial comments that makes me giggle. All in all, the best version of the story I've read.

Fandom:Fairy Tales – Rapunzel
Pairing:Original Female Character / Original Male Character
Title:Verity
Author:rosie_rues
Link: here @ AO3
Rating/Warning(s):PG
Word Count/WIP?:6,162
Special Rec:24 of 30

Why This Must Be Read:This creative revisioning is an an inversion of Rapunzel, with a kick-ass princess who saves the day, the prince, and the kingdom. Fun, sweet, and smart.

Mods, could I add a “Fandom: Fairy Tales” tag?

blithers

"five times matt and julie get caught in a compromising position" by honey_wheeler (R)

Fandom: Friday Night Lights
Pairing: Julie Taylor/Matt Saracen
Title: five times matt and julie get caught in a compromising position
Author: honey_wheeler
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/235986
Rating/Warning(s): R
Word Count/WIP?: 4299 words; complete
Recced By: blithers

Why This Must Be Read: I've been watching Friday Night Lights for the first time (we just finished the first season!) and I've been looking around very carefully for fic to read that doesn't spoil anything that comes later. I love this story. It's set after the episode "I Think We Should Have Sex" and it is sweet, impatient, urgent, and funny all at once - it really nails how it feels to be a teenager and want nothing more than to touch the person you love.