January 1st, 2016

Supernatural, Castiel

Special Rec: December - 17-25/25 - Teen Wolf - The 100/Sense8 - Star Trek - Psych - And More

Special Rec: 18/25
Fandom: Teen Wolf
Pairing: Lydia Martin/Stiles Stilinski
Title: Red Thread (The Descent)
Author: Sevenisles
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1315966
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13/Temporary Character Death
Word Count/WIP?: 6,503/Complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: Elivira

Why This Must Be Read: This fic was the kind of good that sends shivers down your spine. It's a bit confusing, but in that way that makes you want to keep reading, not the kind that makes you want to stop. Stiles dies. Lydia tries to get him back. A beautiful retelling of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice with Lydia as Orpheus and Stiles as Eurydice.

Special Rec: 19/25
Fandom: The 100 (Sense8 Fusion)
Pairing: Clarke Griffin/Bellamy Blake
Title: Empty Vessel, Crooked Teeth
Author: prosciutto
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4171014/chapters/9416220
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Word Count/WIP?: 11,584/Complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: Elivira

Why This Must Be Read: In which Clarke, Bellamy, Octavia, Monty, Raven, and Wick are all in the same cluster. It starts with Clarke thinking she's hallucinating, and ends with her and Bellamy being incredibly cute together. Clarke's POV is wonderful, Octavia continues to be badass, and all of them are trying to survive.

"She comes up behind him, rests her chin on the top of his head, “You have a wrinkle right here.” She prods the corner of his left eye, “You’re getting old.”

“28 is not old,” He says indignantly, “I’m a poster boy for youthfulness. I could pass off as a 18 year old.”

“In your dreams,” She says and he huffs at her impatiently. She’ll walk back to the kitchen to dispose of her coffee and bam, back to her own world. It used to be disconcerting, to look into the mirror and see Bellamy shaving his face. Now she just taps the mirror and makes funny faces."

Special Rec: 20/25
Fandom: Star Trek (AOS)
Pairing: Leah McCoy/James T. Kirk
Title: And What Would Suffice
Author: rubynye
Link: http://rubynye.livejournal.com/424591.html?format=light
Rating/Warning(s): R/Deeply dubious consent
Word Count/WIP?: 2,900/Complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: Elivira

Why This Must Be Read: This fic is mildly disturbing. Typical of the mirror 'verse. Leah is broken and holding herself together for Joanna and a way that made me want to cry. This story is about what lengths a mother would to to keep her child safe just as much as it is about the relationship between Leah and Kirk. Kirk is cruel and Leah is holding onto the fact that he's has promised Jo's safety if she cooperates.

Special Rec: 21/25
Fandom: Supernatural RPF
Pairing: Genevieve Cortese/Jared Padalecki
Title: At Least Ian Malcolm Had a Sat Phone
Author: snickfic
Link: http://snickfic.livejournal.com/358680.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Word Count/WIP?: 5,400/Complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: Elivira

Why This Must Be Read: In which Gen is a werewolf (the nice kind) and Jared is the hapless camper. This fic was hilarious. I spent the whole time laughing. Gen is hilariouly unamused, and Jared thinks he's going crazy. I loved it.

The podfic is great, highly recommended.

"All Gen wants is to get through her last day of wolfiness for the month and go home. Only now there's this idiot stumbling through her woods, and she just hopes he doesn't hurt himself. By, say, falling into that icy stream and twisting his ankle, like a twit. "

Special Rec: 22/25
Fandom: Avengers
Pairing: Philippa Coulson/Clint Barton
Title: Wasn't Born A Beauty Queen (But I'm Okay With That)
Author: thatdamneddame
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/862194
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Word Count/WIP?: 38,583/Complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: Elivira

Why This Must Be Read: In which Phil is a woman (and quite kickass to boot), Clint is still an agent, and there are cacti as a form of bonding. Clint and Phil are both wonderful in character and the author did a great job reimagining a world where Phil Coulson is a girl.

"Philippa Coulson became Fury’s One Good Eye by being smart and relentlessly competent and notoriously difficult to faze. She did not become Fury’s right hand woman, however, by putting up with bullshit, which is why, when Probationary Agent Clint Barton says “You’re Phil Coulson?” and laughs, she tazes him right in the testicles. She doesn’t even think about it.

As beginnings go, it’s not the worst."

Special Rec: 23/25
Fandom: Spirited Away
Pairing: Chihiro Ogino/Nigihayami Kohakunushi (Haku)
Title: Road to Somewhere
Author: Lady Librarian
Rating/Warning(s): R
Word Count/WIP?: 302,475/Complete (Part of a Series)
Recced on LiveJournal By: Elivira

Why This Must Be Read: This was great. "What began as a child's story has now become an international bestseller. After 10 years of defending what really happened, Chihiro stops believing. Until she takes a road to somewhere and learns some things can't be forgotten." Chihiro is great, Haku is great, and the OC's are great. What's not to love? Lady Librarian has epic world-building and it only gets better in the sequels. This was great.

Special Rec: 24/25
Fandom: Psych
Pairing: Juliet O'Hara/Shawn Spencer
Title: the robbed that smiles steals something from the thief
Author: EclipseWing
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/3759343
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Word Count/WIP?: 10,975/Complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: Elivira

Why This Must Be Read: Shawn is a thief and con-artist, Juliet is still a cop. As expected from a Psych fic, Shawn is still hilarious, and Juliet is wonderful.

Special Rec: 25/25
Fandom: The Vampire Diaries
Pairing: Elena Gilbert/Damon Salvatore and Elena Gilbert/Stefan Salvatore
Title: A Road for Alsolution
Author: youcallitwinter
Link: http://youcallitwinter.livejournal.com/26561.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Word Count/WIP?: 1,160/Complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: Elivira

Why This Must Be Read: "She's standing by his car when he walks out with his keys.

"Uh, no." he tells her, "big boys go out and fight. Girls stay at home and cook. Where were you when they taught Patriarchy 101 at school?"

"Shut up, Damon." she's in his car, before he's started it, and maybe he should've guessed this would happen. Or maybe he should've stopped pretending so hard this wasn't going to happen and actually done something to make it not happen.

She looks out the window, as he starts the car and it's uncountable miles of Elena and
I forgive you and his sanity.

Post season finale where Damon and Elena go on a road trip to look fro Stefan. Slowly Damon and Elena fall together. Damon is a dick, as usual, but he is in character and Elena is as well. This fic is short and sweet and I loved it.

Mods can I have a tag for Ship: Genevieve Cortese/Jared Padalecki (does it even count as a ship if they're actually married?) as well as Ship: Chihiro Ogino/Nigihayami Kohakunushi?

Also, sorry for being 30 minutes late...

Challenge 154: Yuletide Treasures!

In addition to any recs you wish to post at any time, the comm has monthly rec challenges issued by the mods.

Challenge 154:

Category: Yuletide Treasure
Deadline: February 1
Challenge: It's the most wonderful time of the year—and we're willing to bet you've read (or even written) some fabulous het fics for the annual multifandom holiday gift exchange. Get into the (belated) spirit of the season and share the gems! Any and all het pairings welcome.

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Challenge #154: Yuletide Treasure, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, two recs

Fandom: Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
Pairing: Phryne Fisher/Jack Robinson
Title: At the edge of the world
Author: linaerys
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/5468252
Rating/Warning(s): Teen/No Archive Warnings Apply
Word Count/WIP?: 2323/no
Recced on LiveJournal By: merryghoul

Why This Must Be Read: I found this fic, where Jack goes to the UK to find Phryne, heartwarming.

Fandom: Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
Pairing: Phryne Fisher/Jack Robinson
Title: Modern Conveniences
Author: Nary
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/5502452
Rating/Warning(s): Explicit/No Archive Warnings Apply
Word Count/WIP?: 1918/no
Recced on LiveJournal By: merryghoul

Why This Must Be Read: Jack and Phryne experiment on each other. Very hot and very period-appropriate smut.
Not all those who wander...

Two Scorpion (TV) Recs

Fandom: Scorpion
Pairing: Paige Dineen/Walter O’Brien, Megan O’Brien/Sylvester Dodd, Happy Quinn/Toby Curtis
Title: And the Rocket’s Red Glare
Author: EmmaDeMarais
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/5472029
Rating/Warning(s): Gen
Word Count/WIP?:2530
Recced on LiveJournal By: seren_ccd
Special Rec: 1 of 30

Why This Must Be Read: This is just a wonderful coda to the mid-season finale. It captures the good feeling between all the couples as well as showing how much everyone’s changed over the year. It’s just a lovely feel-good story. Major spoilers for all of the aired episodes!

Fandom: Scorpion
Pairing: Paige Dineen/Walter O’Brien
Title: an ever-fixed mark
Author: Mardia
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4058764
Rating/Warning(s): Gen
Word Count/WIP?: 3008
Recced on LiveJournal By: seren_ccd
Special Rec: 2 of 30

Why This Must Be Read: Oh, this is such a sensual story. It feels very true to the characters and manages to be so sexy with so few words. But it shows how much Scorpion has come to mean to Paige and it’s just a lovely little fic showing how much she cares. The writing is just amazing!

*Mods, may I have some Scorpion and new pairing tags? Thank you!