January 13th, 2016

D.C.

Yuletide rec: "Lag" by hellkitty (G)

Fandom: Aliens
Pairing: Ellen Ripley/Dwayne Hicks
Title: Lag
Author: hellkitty
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/5495339
Rating/Warning(s): General Audiences
Word Count/WIP?: 1660
Recced on LiveJournal By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: A much-needed undoing of the beginning of Alien3, this one-shot follows Ripley and Hicks back to their private lives. It's simple and effective in what it's trying to do, and the hard-edges of both characters—as well as Ripley's trauma—are on full display without making them the centerpiece of the story.
Not all those who wander...

Abyssus Abyssum Invocat by Azephirin

Fandom: Buffy/The X-Men
Pairing: Rogue/Spike
Title: Abyssus Abyssum Invocat
Author: azephirin
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/22606
Rating/Warning(s): Explicit, language, sexual situations
Word Count/WIP?: 12,188/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: seren_ccd
Special Rec: 24 of 30

Why This Must Be Read: And now for something completely different! I will read pretty much everything that Azephirin writes simply because the stories are always so well-written with intelligent dialogue and a wonderful sense of place. You can see everything in such detail and the attention to detail, not only in regards to descriptions, but in regards to characterization is always so well done. Rogue is on the cusp of becoming an adult and wanting independence and to ‘know’ more while Spike is his laconic, yet still deeply feeling self. It’s sexy, smart and a great read and I immediately wanted to go visit a department store to scope out perfumes. It goes very AU from the last few seasons of Buffy and after the first X-Men movie.