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Noah “Puck” Puckerman/Quinn Fabray: Shippers Manifesto

Fandom: Glee
Pairing: Noah “Puck” Puckerman/Quinn Fabray

Blurb: Glee is a show that has many ships sailing its waters but for me one the couples that has grabbed me the most is Puck and Quinn. Similar in a lot of ways and still very different their relationship is a hot mess, but that mess is beautiful in its complicated nature.

Both Puck and Quinn are flawed, damaged and extremely misunderstood individuals that live behind façades. Quinn hides at first behind the image of a perfect, pure, good girl. Something I strongly believe stems from her parents expectations of her and the way she was raised. However behind this cool, in control front there is a girl suffocating under the pressure, when it all becomes too much she changes tack and does a 180 this time using the image of a Skank to shield held. Whatever the mask she wears behind it is a girl lost between who she thinks she should be and who she really is. Puck chooses the bad boy image, acting like he doesn’t give a damn about anything or anyone something I personally think stems from the abandonment he feels over his father. He has an attitude of “If I hurt them, or bail out first then they can’t do it to me”. He has a lot of insecurities and hides them all underneath his tough bad boy act when really he’s a sweet caring guy.

When Puck and Quinn come together somehow their walls start crumbling and we start to see the ‘real’ Puck and Quinn. This doesn’t mean to say that their relationship is easy, quite the contrary, it’s very hard. Neither of them likes being vulnerable or open and as a result there are a lot of bitchy, snarky remarks, and sometimes an “I don’t give a crap about you” attitude but there is also a deep understanding and affection for each other, whether they want to admit it or not. I truly feel that they’re the only ones who just get each other completely and I often think they don’t even need words to show it. They challenge one another in ways that make each of them better people. Yes it’s complicated and flawed but those are the exact same reasons why I love it so much. For me their relationship seems much more real than many others on the show.

Fic Rec #1: Singing in the Dead of Night

Why This Must Be Read: This fic is beyond perfection. I spent my first time reading it going “yes that’s exactly why I love this paring”. The author is so in touch with the characters and their feelings. I actually requested the scenario but what she did with it was beyond anything I could have hoped for. A rollercoaster of emotions it’s heartbreaking, sweet, beautiful and hopeful a perfect mixture.

Fic Rec #2: And The History Books Forgot About Us

Why This Must Be Read: It’s Sublime, one of the best things I’ve ever read. It’s set up as a one short Historical AU (and sort of Reincarnation) but contains 7 mini ficlets from 7 different eras (ranging from 1774-2010). Each story is rich in content, imagery and emotion. In every setting P/Q are completely in character but also contain traits of the era they belong to. You find yourself not wanting any of the “mini” stories to end, desperate for more and yet you never feel it ends abruptly. With all the time jumps, you may think it might get a little confusing, this is NOT the case; everything flows perfectly. A rare treat indeed.

Fic Rec #3:tous habillés en blanc

Why This Must Be Read: This fic contains some raw hot smuttyness but it keeps the depth of the characters amazingly. The insight to Quinn’s thoughts and feelings in particular is perfection. One of my favourite head canon stories.

Fic Rec #4:Now I Understand That Some Things Take So Long
Author:dress without sleeves
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5925898/1/now_i_understand_that_some_things_take_so_long

Why This Must Be Read:There’s the wonderful snarky, bitchy banter between P/Q, their flaws are put on display but also their strengths. Never for one moment are they OOC, even when Puck’s being sweet he’s still Puck. It’s a beautiful mix of emotions that is just an utter joy to read.

Fic Rec #5: Carry You

Why This Must Be Read: Beautiful, sweet, gorgeous, heartbreaking this fic is a wonderful depiction of a tender and bittersweet moment.

Fic Rec #6:Eve And The Snake
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6254025/1/eve_and_the_snake

Why This Must Be Read:> I adore this fic, it’s wonderful. The vivid imagery and symbolism is sublime and speaks volumes.

Fic Rec #7:A Handful of Moments I Wish I Could Change
Author: sparklinglemonade

Why This Must Be Read: A fantastic insight to Puck during his time in juvie where he must visit a counsellor and ends up reflecting on all the things that lead him to where he is. It’s funny, tender and wonderfully written.

Fic Rec #8:All the Kings Horses

Why This Must Be Read: Exquisitely written this story deals with a serious accident Puck suffers and its aftermath. What I love most about it is the beautiful way in which Quinn’s reaction and feelings are explored. Theirs is no declarations of love; instead it’s shown in subtle, quiet moments. It’s a truly beautiful portrayal of what might happen if this did occur.

Fic Rec #9: Rather Feel Pain Than Nothing At All
Rating/Warning(s):PG-13, self-harm

Why This Must Be Read: Self-harming Quinn is something that has crossed my mind many a time and this fic displays the situation beautifully and never seems OOC. It keeps enough brutality to make it real and heart wrenching but never becomes OTT. This fic is emotional and certainly has angst galore but is also a beautiful piece.

Fic Rec #10:Hands down, I'm too proud for love {But with eyes shut, it's you I'm thinking of}

Why This Must Be Read:Going back before S1 this story gives a lovely portrayal of their history, leading up to the moment they slept together with lots of emotion, depth and the end line that is squee worthy.

Fic Rec #11:sonho dourado

Why This Must Be Read:I really love this because it doesn’t harsh things out with needles words, instead it’s blunt and to the point but written superbly with some fabulous characterisation.

Fic Rec #12:Dog Days Are Over (Or Four Times Noah Puckerman Shows Someone Else His Love for Quinn Fabray and One Time He Shows Her)

Why This Must Be Read:A beautiful emotional, bittersweet piece that is full of details and colours.

Fic Rec #13:Tarnished Halo
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6889800/1/Tarnished_Halo

Why This Must Be Read :Sexy, smouldering, hwat, flawless P/Q interaction, need I say more.

Fic Rec #14:Inside And Out
Author:Lovely Amelie

Why This Must Be Read: I really love the style of writing in this one, it’s different from what you usually see and is a really great story giving insight to both characters feelings. I love the way it explores the roundabout relationship they have.

Fic Rec #15: I Can Still Feel Your Heart Beat Fast

Why This Must Be Read: Oh if only S2 had gone this way! IF ONLY!! Honestly this is a flawless piece, exploring how P/Q find their way back to each other. It pays attention to plot and character development.

Fic Rec #16:Sink Or Swim
Author: flirtandflounce
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7028045/1/Sink_Or_Swim

Why This Must Be Read: It’s a simple premise, Puck and Quinn alone cleaning up the choir room cupboard when sheet music falls on top of them, and yet by the time you’ve gotten to the end you realise it goes a lot deeper than first expected.

A part of me really wanted them to keep Beth; the potential for a beautiful bland of drama/fluff/angst/comedy is just too appealing; plus I’m a big softie. So the last 4 I’ve chosen AU stories in which the above takes place.

Fic Rec #17: After a Hurricane Comes a Rainbow

Why This Must Be Read:Simply put this fic is perfect. The author has an amazing grip on the characters; everything they do, say, think is so right. It never seems unrealistic; there is a perfect balance between sweetness and reality. A beautiful exquisite piece of writing ♥

Fic Rec #18: Lemonade

Why This Must Be Read:The premise for this story is Puck raising Beth on his own. The writing and imagery is just gorgeous. The progression Puck makes from not having a clue, to finding his footing is realistic and lovely. There’s angst, cuteness and the conclusion is hopeful and perfect.

Fic Rec #19: Once, The Only Colour I knew Was Grey

Why This Must Be Read:A collection of moments during Quinn’s Pregnancy and after. Once again the characters are so on point and the dynamic between P/Q is wonderfully depicted with all their snakry/bitchy banter. It’s rich with humour and contains scenes I always wanted to see on the show.

Fic Rec #20: Bath Time

Why This Must Be Read: A fluffy piece that is guaranteed to make you smile and warm your heart. Perfect if you need a little pick me up.

Tags: fandom: glee, ship: quinn fabray/noah puckerman, special: manifesto

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