Zoe (mzmtiger) wrote in het_reccers,

Discworld, 4 recs, various pairings

Fandom Category: Discworld
Pairing: Adora Belle Dearheart/Moist von Lipwig
Fic Title: Of Pencils and Pragmatism
Author: Linxcat
Link: Of Pencils and Pragmatism
Rating/Warning(s): K
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 9/20

Why This Must Be Read: It perfectly captures Moist and Adora as characters and as a couple, and is Pratchett-esque without trying to copy him. I just love how she portrays these two and their interactions, and this author has several fics that revolve around them, as well as several other excellent Discworld fics.

Fandom Category: Discworld
Pairing: Sacharissa Cripslock/William de Worde
Fic Title: Truth and Compromise
Author: shade_scribbles
Link: Truth and Compromise
Rating/Warning(s): PG for mention of 'compromise'
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 10/20

Why This Must Be Read: This ship is tragically underrepresented in the fandom, despite all of the tension between them in "The Truth", but this fic is simply brilliant in their portrayal of them. I love how you get a little more of the whole picture as it goes on, and she took the 'accidental wedding' trope, and really showed how it would work for these two without being totally cliche. And, if you've read the books, you really can see it happening, so it reads almost like an outtake from the books. I also really like how she uses Otto and Vimes a little, and keeps them in character. And William and Sacharissa are perfect and in character, both in the accidental wedding and the aftermath.

Fandom Category: Discworld
Pairing: Sybil Ramkin/Samuel Vimes
Fic Title: Dinner at Sarnoff's and The Proposal
Author: sam_storyteller
Link: Two fics
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 11/20

Why This Must Be Read: I love, love, love this author's Sam Vimes, and these two little ficlets are perfect. I prefer the second one, and it has really become canon in my mind, but they both keep Sam and Sybil entirely in character and just as magnificent as they are in the books. They're just two sugary little fics about another ship that is sometimes under represented in fandom. In the second one especially, I think she really captured Vimes and his spirit well.

Fandom Category: Discworld
Pairing: Corporal Maladict(a)/Otto Chriek
Fic Title: The Caffeinated Lifestyle
Author: Laiqualaurelote
Link: Chapter 1
Rating/Warning(s): K, spoilers for Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett
Genre: Romance, angsty at the end
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 13/20

Why This Must Be Read: These characters have, like, half a scene together in one TPratch book, and yet this author creates a beautiful, interesting relationship between them in what is basically seven short related one-shots. And it's sad and beautiful and she keeps both characters so in tune with how they appear in the books, and it makes you wonder why you never shipped it before, and also makes you root for them a little bit. My favorite is Chapter 2 when Maladicta is trying to help Otto with his accent. Cuteness ensues.

I know I'm dreadfully behind on these, but I think I can still get 20 in. I'm gone this week, so it's one big dump here, and another on the 30th. June turned out to be much busier than I anticipated and my internet has been acting up to boot.
Tags: !remembered, fandom: discworld, ship: adora belle dearheart/moist von li, ship: lady sybil ramkin/samuel vimes, ship: sacharissa cripslock/william de wo, special reccer: mzmtiger

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