March 27th, 2018

Hero green writing together

Two Disney recs (Enchanted, Nancy/Edward; POTC: OST, Syrena/Philip_

Fandom: Enchanted
Pairing: Nancy Tremaine/Edward
Title: Five Reasons to By Happy in Andalasia (and One Thing to Miss from Reality)
Author: Dira Sudis
Link: AO3
Rating/Warning(s): Teen. None.
Word Count/WIP?: 1,251. N.
Recced on LiveJournal By: profshallowness

Why This Must Be Read: It’s clever and charming about how a modern New Yorker becomes an Andalasian queen.

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Mods, could I please have tags for the ships? I've followed how they appear at AO3.
Twirl

2 recs, Star Wars, various pairings

Fandom: Star Wars
Pairing: Jyn Erso/Cassian Andor
Title: We've Been Here Before
Author: angel_deux
Link: https://archiveofourown.org/works/9338369
Rating/Warning(s): Teen
Word Count/WIP?: 5,636 (complete)
Recced on LiveJournal By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: The "Edge of Tomorrow" AU that both buoys anyone who watched "Rogue One" and had feels and that reminds you of the price of fixing things. Read, read, read.

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Fandom: Star Wars
Pairing: Leia Organa/Han Solo
Title: Any Scar You Give Me (I Will Endure It)
Author: igrockspock
Link: https://archiveofourown.org/works/10801305
Rating/Warning(s): Teen
Word Count/WIP?: 15,036 (complete)
Recced on LiveJournal By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: Written by one of those authors where everything they do is aces, this story follows our space princess from not long after RotJ through not long after TFA. It's wrenching in places, yes, but it's also a clear-eyed exploration of everything her little family experiences in the intervening years, for better or worse, with sharp characterizations that you won't soon forget.
Sky

"BREAKING NEWS" by sevenfoxes (M)

Fandom: The Martian
Pairing: Beth Johansson/Chris Beck
Title: BREAKING NEWS
Author: sevenfoxes
Link: https://archiveofourown.org/works/13054146
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Word Count/WIP?: 11,874 (complete)
Recced on LiveJournal By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: Post-canon, Johansson has a lot of personal stuff to work through—and it's not immediately clear how her space squeeze fits into things. I love how the author explores her genuine uncertainly, grounding it in character history and personality traits beyond what we get in the movie, and lays it over a background of weirdly public personae and the strangeness of coming back to Earth, literally and otherwise.
blithers

Jane Austen, 2 short recs

Fandom: Pride and Prejudice
Pairing: Elizabeth Bennet/Fitzwilliam Darcy
Title: The Heart Asks Pleasure First
Author: tree
Link: https://archiveofourown.org/works/4271
Rating/Warning(s): G
Word Count/WIP?: 402 words, complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: blithers

Why This Must Be Read: This is a small, intimate moment, captured gorgeously, that really highlights how a restrained society means even the most innocent of touches gain overwhelming impact.

Fandom: Northanger Abbey
Pairing: Catherine Morland/Henry Tilney
Title: This hole in my heart is in the shape of you
Author: scintilla10
Link: https://archiveofourown.org/works/3215252
Rating/Warning(s): G
Word Count/WIP?: 269 words, complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: blithers

Why This Must Be Read: Because of course Catherine and Henry are soulmates, and it's both adorable and romantic - I like to imagine how the rest of the novel would have played out in this AU world.
Tree

2 recs, Thrilling Adventure Hour, various pairings

Fandom: Thrilling Adventure Hour (Beyond Belief)
Pairing: Sadie Doyle/Frank Doyle
Title: Tick of Time
Author: fangirl_squee
Link: https://archiveofourown.org/works/2716592
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Word Count/WIP?: 3,156 (complete)
Recced on LiveJournal By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: I love these characters, together and apart, but I especially love how much they love each other, and this fic does a great, lighthearted job of highlighting just how important that can be.

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Fandom: Thrilling Adventure Hour (Sparks Nevada: Marshal on Mars)
Pairing: Ginny West/Sparks Nevada
Title: retired is being twice tired
Author: possibilityleft
Link: https://archiveofourown.org/works/3565682
Rating/Warning(s): G
Word Count/WIP?: 1,826 (complete)
Recced on LiveJournal By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: The author makes incredible sense of a seemingly random narrative direction, and the results are surprisingly grounded and meaningful—not just for Sparks and Ginny but for the whole crew to boot.