August 26th, 2015

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Challenge 149: X-Men

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Challenge 149:

Category: X-Men
Deadline: August 31
Challenge: Rec us your favorite X-Men fics—movies, comics, TV shows, or any combination thereof, and we also had a specific request for Days of Future Past. Any and all het pairings welcome!

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blithers

X-Men, 3 Recs, Rogue/Wolverine

Fandom: X-Men
Pairing: Rogue/Wolverine
Title: For Now
Author: jenn
Link: http://wolverineandrogue.com/wrfa/viewseries.php?seriesid=120
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Word Count/WIP?: series is ~22k total, consisting of 5 complete stories
Recced on LiveJournal By: blithers

Why This Must Be Read: This is a charming series of stories, told year-by-year, as Rogue grows up. I love the exploration of a growing, evolving relationship between these two characters, and how sweetly optimistic this series is.

Fandom: X-Men
Pairing: Rogue/Wolverine
Title: For Now (The Fuck Waiting Remix)
Author: katherine
Link: http://www.wolverineandrogue.com/wrfa/viewseries.php?seriesid=190
Rating/Warning(s): R
Word Count/WIP?: series is ~30k total, consisting of 5 complete stories
Recced on LiveJournal By: blithers

Why This Must Be Read: This is a remix of the “For Now” series, retold from Logan’s point of view, which matches/mirrors each of the stories from the original series. The POV switch opens up a whole new side of this story; I’d be hard pressed to say which of the two versions of the “For Now” series I like best - the original (Rogue’s POV) or the remix (Logan’s POV) - they’re both that good.

Fandom: X-Men
Pairing: Rogue/Wolverine
Title: Souvenirs
Author: Yahtzee
Link: http://www.thechicagoloop.net/yahtzee/XMMfic/Souvenirs.htm
Rating/Warning(s): not rated, but I’d put it at PG
Word Count/WIP?: ~3k, complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: blithers

Why This Must Be Read: This is a lovely, unrequited look at Rogue and Logan - it’s bittersweet pining, wrapped up in a cross-country road trip. This fic is light on the surface, but deep with unspoken emotion. As much as I love Rogue and Logan, it’s hard for me to see these two characters in any sort of real relationship in the actual movieverse canon, and this story captures the relationship they do have (which is more unusual and deeper in some ways than a sexual one might be).
bird

Vivere by Rheanna (PG)

Fandom Category: Angel
Pairing: Kate Lockley/Lindsey MacDonald
Fic Title: Vivere
Author: Rheanna
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/39420
Rating/Warning(s): PG/Temporary Character Death, Violence
Word Count/WIP?:28,498/Complete
Recced on Livejournal by: Honor_Reid
Special Rec: 20 of 25

Why This Must Be Read:This story takes place a few years after Angel has sacrificed himself to stop the apocalypse. The rest of the team carries on in his name at Angel Investigations and then one day Angel returns without his memory. I was initially intrigued by the unusual pairing but then when I started reading what I really loved was the way the author writes the various friendships/relationships within the team. We get to see how the characters interact with each other and how they deal with an Angel who isn't who they remember. Do not let the first person pov scare you off Rheanna does a really good job of switching pov's and keeping everyone in character. This story was so well done it really made me miss show something awful.