June 28th, 2016


Daredevil, 11 recs, Karen/Frank

I haven't watched season 2 of Daredevil, because based on everything my friends have told me about it, I would hate it and be very frustrated. BUT my dash was very into the Karen/Frank pairing and they dragged me into this ship (but to be fair, I didn't fight it very hard).

Fandom: Daredevil
Pairing: Karen Page/Frank Castle
Title: Better Natures
Author: etirabys
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/6471604/chapters/14813602
Rating/Warning(s): E, Heed tags for warnings
Word Count/WIP?: 37,582/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 218 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: I started reading this entirely because I saw the dialogue quoted in the summary and went THIS IS MY JAM, PUT THIS IN MY EYEBALLS. It wasn't until I was partway through the first chapter that I realized this was a zombie apocalypse story??? What you have to know about me is that I am a complete and utter weenie about zombies. CAN'T DO 'EM, NOPE NOPE NOPE. But at this point I was INVESTED and I kept on reading because the writing was that good. It turns out, this is exactly my kind of zombie apocalypse story because it doesn't involve excessive gore and characters dropping like flies left and right. Above anything, it's a Karen-centric character study. It's also a really cool examination of what exactly it would take to survive a zombie apocalypse--the kinds of skills you would need, the kind of governance you'd need, the kind of economies that might develop as a result. And the Karen/Frank romance, OMG. So Frank gets Karen out of NYC as soon as he gets a hint about the upcoming zombie outbreak and the two of them hole up in safety, and eventually found a settlement of survivors. People assume that they're married and start calling Frank "Mr. Page" and they just go along with it, but while they're basically married in every respect, they've never admitted any romantic feelings nor do they have any kind of physical relationship. And then one day, a newcomer to their settlement recognizes Frank as The Punisher and Karen has to fight to keep the settlers from kicking Frank out, which is also the catalyst for her to admit her feelings. This story is a-fucking-mazing and you need it in your life.

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Title: Heaven Sent the Saints Down (Hell Sent Them Up)
Author: Ambrosia
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/6299413/chapters/14435479
Rating/Warning(s): T
Word Count/WIP?: 17,043/Marked complete, but the author has gotten inspired and added additional chapters, so it may get updated again in the future!
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 219 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: Karen's apartment has apparently become The Punisher's second base. I just. *clutches face* There's so much yearning and desperate makeouts and it's all. So much. ;___;

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