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Shipper Manifesto: Veronica Mars/Logan Echolls (Veronica Mars)



Fandom: Veronica Mars
Pairing: Veronica Mars/Logan Echolls
Blurb: Veronica Mars and Logan Echolls are my favorite OTP. When I watch their scenes together, it feels like they share some kind of visceral connection that can't be denied.

10 Reasons Why I Ship Veronica Mars and Logan Echolls:

1. Because she was his friend, too.



One of the things I love most about this couple is that they have so much history with each other. Before Veronica and Logan were enemies, they were friends for four years. That's why, after a year spent tormenting each other for kicks (or, as Logan called it--"foreplay"), they were able to become friends again, and then, eventually, something more. They've been through a lot together, and that's something neither one of them can forget.

2. Because she is a shoulder he can cry on.



3. Because he returns the favor.



4. Because he always comes to her rescue.



Veronica has proven time and again that she can take care of herself. But, for those times when she needs a little help (and, sometimes, even whe she doesn't), Logan's got her back.

5. Because they are a complicated, hot mess.



For starters, she was the girlfriend of his best friend, who was also her best friend's brother. He was the on-and-off-again boyfriend of her murdered best friend, who was also her boyfriend's sister. He blames her for pointing suspicion towards his best friend and murdered girlfriend's grieving family. She blames him for having her ostracized and incessantly ridiculed by their peers. She had him arrested in front of the entire school for possession of drug paraphernalia (that she planted in his locker). He used a crowbar to smash the headlights of her car while she watched along with her (only) new friend.

And that's all in the pilot episode.

6. Because they make a great team.



Logan and Veronica have a lot in common. They are cynical, smart, funny, determined, and resourceful--oh, and they both might know how to hold a grudge. ;P And, if there is one thing in which they both excel, it is manipulation.

It's these shared traits (however flattering or unflattering they may be) that allow them to work so well together when they have a common goal.

7. Because their chemistry is palpable.



8. Because they are epic.



9. Because they love each other.



10. Because they are forever.






Veronica Mars and Logan Echolls have inspired lots of beautiful fanfiction. Here are some of my favorites by category. I'm a fast reader and a bit of a plot addict, so most of these recommendations will be epic-length fic. For your convenience, I've included a rough word count next to each title.




Fic Rec #1 - Favorite Drama Story: "Wreck of the Day" (7k+ words)
Author: lit_chick08
Link: http://vm-library.livejournal.com/47869.html
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17. Strong language and graphic sex.

Why This Must Be Read: I'm pretty sure this one made me cry. The characterization is excellent (she won an award for it), and the story just tugs at my heart.




Fic Rec #2 - Favorite Action/Adventure Story: "Venus and Mars" (59k words)
Author: MLP
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5922310
Rating/Warning(s): T, but more like an M, I think. Strong language and graphic violence.

Why This Must Be Read: It's an absolute thrill from beginning to end. Plus, everyone gets to be a BAMF.


Fic Rec #3 - Honorable Mention (Action/Adventure): "Life in Slow Motion" (48k words)
Author: Angel_Monroe
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3049389
Rating/Warning(s): T

Why This Must Be Read: This one is a take on what might have happened if there where bullets in Lucky's gun during 2x21, "Happy Go Lucky."


Fic Rec #4 - Honorable Mention (Action/Adventure): "Precipitation" (104k words, WIP)
Author: vanessagalore
Link: http://vanessagalore.livejournal.com/134124.html
Rating/Warning(s): R. Strong language and graphic sex.

Why This Must Be Read: I think this story has more tension per chapter than any other fanfiction I've ever read.




Fic Rec #5 - Favorite Alternate Reality/Universe Story: "Something Like Fate" (37k words)
Author: carissima
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2739615
Rating/Warning(s): K+

Why This Must Be Read: I'm particularly fond of the idea that a romance between Logan and Veronica was inevitable, so I enjoy reading stories in which they fall in love even with Lilly and Duncan Kane still around. In this story, Veronica and Logan, after being dumped by their respective partners, pretend to be a couple... until they stop pretending.


Fic Rec #6 - Honorable Mention (Alternate Reality/Universe): "Like a Rolling Stone" (15k words)
Author: annie_oakley
Link: http://vm-library.livejournal.com/26898.html
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17. Strong language and graphic sex.

Why This Must Be Read: Veronica Mars meets The Time-Traveler's Wife.




Fic Rec #7 - Favorite Angst Story: "The Realization of a Lifetime" (71k words)
Author: LoVefan4ever
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3563200
Rating/Warning(s): T

Why This Must Be Read: Angst. Angst. Angst. Oh, and the return of Connor Larkin.


Fic Rec #8 - Honorable Mention (Angst): "Entropy" (193k words)
Author: shangri_la
Link: http://veronicamarsfic.livejournal.com/872556.html
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17. Strong language, graphic violence, graphic sex, and very dark themes.

Why This Must Be Read: The sequel to "La Douleur Exquise," this fic is so angsty it hurts. But good. "This was a battle Veronica was fighting by herself now, Logan had long since given up, and she had to admit that she hated it."




Fic Rec #9 - Favorite Fluff Story: "A Life Extraordinary" (189k words, WIP)
Author: MLP
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6161973
Rating/Warning(s): T

Why This Must Be Read: The much happier sequel to "Venus and Mars," this story is all warm fuzzies and belly laughs, with a little mystery thrown in, of course.




Fic Rec #10 - Favorite Hurt/Comfort Story: "Drunk Logan" (178k words)
Author: obsessedlikeneverb4
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3590780
Rating/Warning(s): M. Strong language, some violence, sexual situations (including non-consensual), and dark themes.

Why This Must Be Read: One night, a "drunk" Logan asks Veronica why it is that he can't keep a girlfriend. Her answer changes everything.




Fic Rec #11 - Favorite PWP/Kink Story: "Shush! No Screaming Orgasms in the Library!" (4k+ words)
Author: lit_chick08
Link: http://total-fangirl.livejournal.com/9976.html
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17. Strong language and graphic sex.

Why This Must Be Read: Because Logan and Veronica having sex in the Hearst Library can be considered canon.




Fic Rec #12 - Favorite Long Story: "The Year of Living Dangerously, Part 2" (565k words)
Author: vanessagalore
Link: http://vanessagalore.livejournal.com/18662.html
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17. Strong language, graphic violence, graphic sex, and very dark themes.

Why This Must Be Read: There is epic-length fanfiction, and, then, there is "The Year of Living Dangerously, Part 2." This is the sequel, of course, to "The Year of Living Dangerously, Part 1" (103k words), which is also a wonderful story. If you're willing to give up on sleep for a while, I would highly recommend this incredibly addictive, masterfully written futurefic, in which Veronica, Logan, and Keith investigate the murder of Hannah Griffith. It's phenomenal.




Fic Rec #13 - Favorite Short Story: "The World is Flat" (2k+ words)
Author: starxd_sparrow
Link: http://starxd-sparrow.livejournal.com/30048.html
Rating/Warning(s): R. Strong language.

Why This Must Be Read: Because if this ever happened, I think it would happen like this. "Tragedy is what brings them together every time."


Fic Rec #14 - Honorable Mention (Short Story): "Bless This Mess (When All Is Said And Done)" (2k words)
Author: stainofmylove
Link: http://girljustdied.livejournal.com/15441.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13

Why This Must Be Read: Another "they were inevitable" story. Short and sweet this time. Canon and creativity woven into something beautiful.




Fic Rec #15 - Favorite Overall Romantic Story: "Knowing the Difference" (135k words, WIP)
Author: steenbeans
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6544761
Rating/Warning(s): T

Why This Must Be Read: Lots of favorite characters, lots of different perspectives, and lots of Veronica and Logan trying to get their crap together.

Tags: fandom: veronica mars, ship: veronica mars/logan echolls, special: manifesto
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