September 13th, 2015

Tree

Harry Potter, 3 recs, various pairings

Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Hermione Granger/Viktor Krum
Title: Winterwhere
Author: thimble_kiss
Link: http://thimble_kiss.livejournal.com/3624.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Word Count/WIP?: 6,500 (complete)
Recced on LiveJournal By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: This sweet five-part fic gives Viktor a layered and likable characterization that canon didn't, along with insights into his and Hermione's inner lives and a hell of a glimpse at Karkaroff.

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Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Luna Lovegood/Neville Longbottom
Title: Weather It All
Author: thinkatory
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/60131
Rating/Warning(s): G
Word Count/WIP?: 2,103 (complete)
Recced on LiveJournal By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: A pre-DH beginning for a couple that no one saw coming—short and delightful and full of Herbology and Lovegood goodness.

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Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Lily Evans/James Potter
Title: Mr. Potter Lives for a Day
Author: snegurochka_lee
Link: http://ownficfest.livejournal.com/7225.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13; according to the author, "Dark themes, but nothing tangible enough to be its own warning."
Word Count/WIP?: 4,800
Recced on LiveJournal By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: This is a creeptastically good fic—one that nails its characterizations, its world-building, and its structure. The story was originally posted six years ago, but I return to it periodically—it just got under my skin.
Bates Motel: Dylan and Norma

Family is a four letter word, by toomuchchampagne (G)

[special rec 7/20]

Fandom: Bates Motel
Pairing: Emma Decody/Dylan Massett
Title: Family is a four letter word
Author: toomuchchampagne
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/3771562
Rating/Warning(s): G
Word Count/WIP?: 435
Recced on LiveJournal By: eevilalice

Why This Must Be Read: A perfect and sweet little exploration of the Dylan-would-you-bang-on-my-chest scene from Emma's pov. These two are going to kill me with the feels.

Fandom and ship tags, thanks!
Not all those who wander...

some things never sleep by adolescent wolf (Teen and up)

Fandom: The Man from U.N.C.L.E
Pairing: Gaby Teller/Illya Kuryakin
Title: some things never sleep
Author: adolescentwolf
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4789088
Rating/Warning(s): Teen and up
Word Count/WIP?: 13,490/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: seren_ccd

Why This Must Be Read: This fic is incredible. It's spare and wonderfully well-written. It's completely from Gaby's POV and the author's take on her is fantastic. I adore the slow burn between Gaby and Illya as well as the honest to goodness friendship and partnership that they have with Napoleon. This was the story I was hoping to get after the film.

*Mods, may I have a Gaby Teller/Illya Kuryakin ship tag? Thank you!