July 21st, 2015


“Raising Sarah” by thefairyknight

Fandom: Terminator: Genisys
Pairing: Sarah Connor/Kyle Reese
Title: Raising Sarah
Author: thefairyknight
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/series/287043
Rating/Warning(s): Teen, canon-compliant violence
Word Count/WIP?: 19,068 (series is ongoing, existing works within it are complete)
Recced on Tumblr By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: This story was an insta-rec as soon as I finished the first section, and I’m just glad there was enough het content to merit posting it here! It focuses mostly on Sarah as we see her in the Genisys timeline—strong and self-possessed, deeply tied to Pops while never quite understanding him, and determined to understand and/or change her fate. Kyle figures into the story throughout, whether it’s as a hypothetical “mate” or a welcome reality, and I think the author has crafted one of the best characterizations of Skynet I’ve ever seen.

Originally Posted At: http://het-reccers.tumblr.com/post/124623400894

"Stealing Bases" by Laurie Bunter (M)

Fandom: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Pairing: Haruhi Suzumiya/Kyon
Title: Stealing Bases
Author: Laurie Bunter
Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5013961/1/Stealing_Bases
Rating/Warning(s): M
Word Count/WIP?: 5220 words, complete
Recced on Tumblr By: blithers

Why This Must Be Read: This is a fantastic alternate solution to the first season’s closed space kiss, where the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale that Yuki points Kyon to has a much more adult ending, and Haruhi wants more than she’s willing to admit.  The Kyon voice - wry, freaking out, and into it all at once - is great, and it really pulls together so much about what I love about this anime.

Originally Posted At: http://het-reccers.tumblr.com/post/124624532054

"Hope Is Our Four-Letter Word" by paperclipbitch (G)

Fandom: Harry Potter/The Avengers
Pairing: Nymphadora Tonks/Remus Lupin
Title: Hope Is Our Four-Letter Word
Author: paperclipbitch
Rating/Warning(s): General Audiences
Word Count/WIP?: 2,306 (complete)
Recced on Tumblr By: stars-inthe-sky

Why This Must Be Read: I had this on my to-rec list but had forgotten why…until I reread the summary and promptly started chanting “THIS!” at my laptop. Because this Potterverse-MCU fusion is the cure for pretty much whatever ails you, from the perfect placement of Lupin as the Hulk and Sirius as Iron Man to the characterizations and the frankly delightful dialogue.

Originally Posted At: http://het-reccers.tumblr.com/post/124626623419

Submit your recs on Tumblr!

Good news, everyone!

We listened to your feedback on the State of the Comm post earlier this year, and we're thrilled to announce that het-reccers will now officially accept submissions via Tumblr! Just head over to het-reccers.tumblr.com/submit and share your recs—it's the same simple template that you're used to, now on the new platform as well as the old one.

If you prefer to access the community through LiveJournal, never fear—het-reccers will look and operate the same as always for you, and that platform will continue to serve as our complete, searchable archive. The only difference you'll notice is more recs, which will appear as posts by LiveJournal het_recs_tumblr. (See here for an example.)

And if Tumblr is your preferred platform, we're psyched to give you the opportunity to share your favorite fics with this community! Guidelines for posting are on the Submit page, and both mods are available on either website to answer questions. (In addition, we've opened our Tumblr ask box and are happy to respond privately to any messages!)

We'll also accept Special Monthly Reccer sign-up through Tumblr, so drop us an ask if you're interested. And yes, you can submit manifestos via Tumblr, too; just use the same formatting guidelines. LiveJournal will continue to serve as the community's home base—that's where we'll keep our manifesto masterlist and special reccer schedule updated, for instance—but we want members from both platforms to be able to participate in the community in full.

A few caveats to the new and improved set-up:

  • You can help us help you (and this whole cross-posting enterprise!) by sticking to the formatting guidelines. The Recced on Tumblr/LiveJournal By field is essential to ensuring that posts get automatically mirrored but not duplicated, so please please please include that field in full at least once in all of your posts—it also ensures that you get credit for your recs, regardless of platform! By the same token, we'd appreciate your tagging submissions with all of the recommended tags on Tumblr.

  • The mods will have to manually tag all posts incoming from Tumblr to LiveJournal for archiving and searching purposes. While we plan to add these tags as soon as possible, of course, please bear with us if that doesn't happen immediately.

  • Our cross-posting system (a medley of IFTTT, FeedRinse, post-by-email, and RSS feed witchcraft) tends to mess up some rich-text formatting. This only affects the mirrored post, not the original. Your mods are working to fix this, and we'll of course correct any errors as quickly as we can. (Incidentally, if any of our members are familiar with these tools and would like to help us resolve theses issues before the arise, please let us know!)

Okay, we've given you the tools—rec away!