March 31st, 2016

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Mod Post: Special Reccers & Manifestos

Let's all say a huge thank you to galfridian for being our special reccer this month! Awesome job!

Next up, please welcome throwingpens as our special reccer for April!

Finally, a reminder that we are in the middle of our (*throws confetti in the air*) MANIFESTO CHALLENGE, and signups are still open! The challenge is running through the end of April—you can find all the information here. You can sign up or post a manifesto any time you like during the month. Keep 'em coming, folks!

And Then There Were None (TV 2015), Two Recs, Vera Claythorne/Lawrence Wargrave

Fandom: And Then There Were None (TV 2015)
Pairing: Vera Claythorne/Lawrence Wargrave

Title: My enemy is a friend of mine
Author: makesometime
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/5780152
Rating/Warning(s): Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count/WIP?: 1,110 words (complete)

Title: Appropriate Punishment
Author: makesometime
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/5721553
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Word Count/WIP?: 3,146 words (complete)

Recced on LiveJournal By: gwynevere1

Why These Must Be Read: These fics were ~exactly~ the kind of AUs I was looking to read after viewing the BBC miniseries. The author is completely aware that these two together are pretty much the antithesis of a healthy relationship and does not sugarcoat anything. While "My enemy is a friend of mine" is more plotty, "Appropriate Punishment" is more of a vignette. Both, however, demonstrate makesometime's ability to draw entire scenes from minimal details, like a delicate pencil sketch:

His breath is warm, his words rumbling pleasantly down her spine. She looks where he’s indicating, recognises the something in the man’s bearing that drew Wargrave’s eye.

“I do.” She agrees, sipping her drink and trying not to stare.

“His favourite serving girl was found dead on his grounds recently, pregnant and throttled.” Wargrave dips his head further, the thick scent of brandy rising between them as he swirls his glass. “He succeeded in blaming it on the stable boy.”

Vera chuckles, finishing her champagne with a flourish. “Poison? Or… perhaps an unfortunate car accident?”

- from "My enemy is a friend of mine"