June 19th, 2016

SarkKing

Dragon Age 2, 12 recs, Hawke/Sebastian & Hawke/Varric

Fandom: Dragon Age 2
Pairing: Female Hawke/Sebastian Vael, past Hawke/Zevran Arainai
Title: Starkhaven is for Lovers
Author: tinyfierce
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/316829/chapters/509004
Rating/Warning(s): E
Word Count/WIP?: 102,329/Yes (1 more chapter to go)
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 84 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: Sebastian decides to go back to Starkhaven at last to take back the throne, after hearing reports of how his cousin, who is currently King, is mishandling his rule. Hawke, as Champion of Kirkwall, agrees to an engagement with Sebastian in order to strengthen his bid for the throne. It was supposed to be a political alliance only, but as things progress, Sebastian and Hawke find themselves falling for each other. This is an amazing story. I really love Sebastian and Hawke's banter and easy relationship, and the way it gradually deepens. These two truly make each other better. It also features an incredible ensemble cast and tons of political intrigues.

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Pairing: Female Hawke/Varric Tethras
Title: Greatly Approved
Author: damalur
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/3221774
Rating/Warning(s): M
Word Count/WIP?: 34,586/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 88 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: This is basically my favorite Hawke/Varric story ever. Cassandra, super fan, decides to start a book club to discuss the books Varric has written. Hawke joins it for the lols, and Varric is bemused, and then genuinely kind of worried when he finds out which book they're reading first... This story is screamingly funny and this is pretty much my favorite Hawke. The party banter is hilarious and on-point and my god, the pining and the slow burn and then the way Varric eventually declares his intentions!! It's just. SO MUCH. You need this story in your life!

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Mods, can I have a tag for Hawke/Sebastian Vael?
SarkKing

Mass Effect, 10 recs, Shepard/Garrus

After getting sucked into the Dragon Age fandom, I noticed a lot of authors I was reading were writing and bookmarking Mass Effect fic as well, so I figured, WHY NOT? Back to Youtube for the romance supercuts I go, AO3 here I come! I knew Shepard/Garrus was the most popular ship in the fandom, which was perplexing to me, because...he's an alien. Like, he's really an alien, how does that even work?? But Garrus definitely ended up being my favorite Mass Effect romance and there is some quality fic for this pairing.


Fandom: Mass Effect
Pairing: Female Shepard/Garrus Vakarian, background Ashley Williams/James Vega
Title: turn a little faster
Author: madamebadger
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/2104278/chapters/4588440
Rating/Warning(s): E, Warnings for alien sex if that weirds you out (but I mean it's HOT, so) which is also going to apply to basically every rec following
Word Count/WIP?: 18,404/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 96 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: This explains how Garrus learned how to tango in the Citadel DLC. This was super adorable and sexy, with lots of team feeeeeeels.


Title: Variations on a Theme, with Tank and Gunfire
Author: servantofclio
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/505809/chapters/889841
Rating/Warning(s): M
Word Count/WIP?: 36,707/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 97 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: Shepard finds herself reliving the last few years over and over again. If you like groundhog day/time loop fics, this is a great example of the trope. This is an incredibly thoughtful treatment and fix-it fic, and also interestingly meta.

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