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03 October 2012 @ 10:49 am
Day 10-18, Multiple Recs, Multiple Fandoms.  
Post 2, electric bugaloo!

Day 10 - A fic for your favorite Movie pairing.

Fandom Category: Red
Pairing: Michelle Cooper/William Cooper, Sarah Ross/Frank Moses, implied Victoria/Ivan
Fic Title: Keeping Busy Somehow
Author: Jedi Buttercup
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/139105
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13. Implied violence, post-film.
Genre: Action, introspection, friendship, humor.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: I have deep, true love for Michelle and Will as a couple, and this hits pretty much every joy button I could ever imagine having. Will and Frank as bored beat-each-other-up-means-BFF (even if neither want to admit it) is awesome, and the idea of Sarah and Michelle trading tips on dealing with the men in their lives who, while dangerous and badass, are still dudes just makes my heart expand fifteen sizes and make me wanna make inaudible squealing noises while shoving my fist in my mouth.

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Day 11 - A fic for your favorite Book pairing.

Fandom Category: Harry Potter
Pairing: Hermione Granger/Harry Potter
Fic Title: Quoth The Raven, Nevermore
Author: GenkaiFan
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6652537/1/Quoth-the-Raven-Nevermore
Rating/Warning(s): PG, violence, abuse of a minor (non-explicit), history, and rewrite of canon.
Genre: Friendship, mythology, AU, age-appropriate romance.
WIP?: Yes.

Why This Must Be Read: This is a really thoughtful, good rewrite of the Harry Potter novels with a big mythological twist. It starts when Harry's quite small, and I love how historical facts and figures are put in. It's a much more muggle-integrated story, and one that I think hits a lot of salient problems I walked away from the books being uncomfortable about. VERY slow-burn romance!

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Day 12 - A fic for your favorite Animated pairing.

Fandom Category: Kim Possible
Pairing: Kim Possible/Ron Stoppable
Fic Title: Epic Sitch
Author: MrDrP
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2454290/1/Epic-Sitch
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Romance, friendship, action, adventure, humor.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: This is an alternate season for Kim Possible and is just as charming and lovely as the series. Kim and Ron are very much Kim and Ron, and the wider universe is beautifully written and wonderfully explored.

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Day 13 - A fic for your favorite Real Life Pairing.

Fandom Category: Wizards of Waverly Place/Charmed and Dangerous
Pairing: Alex Russo/Justin Russo, Harper Finkle/Zeke Beakerman
Fic Title: OTP
Author: Save Vs. Magic
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6842368/1/OTP
Rating/Warning(s): PG, incest, RPF (kind of?)
Genre: Meta, RPF, friendship, UST, romance.
WIP?: Yes, but it's at a good point.

Why This Must Be Read: I had to rec this story here because not only is it a fairly interesting, thoughtful exploration of the idea of a romantic dynamic between Justin and Alex (it's actually written completely straight-faced, and is weirdly respectful and innocent for it?), it's also a really fun analysis of fandom and the phenomenon of RPF in general. It's kind of fascinating because the "RPF" aspect is Justin and Alex's book alter-egos (it's a thing). It's just a really interesting reflexive look at the whole RPF phenomenon.

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Day 14 - A fic for an Old School Fandom from back in the day.

Fandom Category: dueSouth
Pairing: Margaret "Meg" Thatcher/Benton "Ben" Fraiser
Fic Title: A Parcel of Rogues
Author: Jo March and Jim Vickers
Link: http://www.squidge.org/dsa/archive/drama/parcelof.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13. Some violence.
Genre: AU, friendship, romance, mystery, casefile.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: I love that this story reads like an old arm-chair mystery, completely with village shenanigans, distant relatives, and Fraiser as a fish-out-of-water. I also quite love the Ben and Meg we get to see here. Both competent, smart, and strong, but serious in a way that I wish the show had explored more. This is a lovely, solid read, and one I'd recommend forever! (It was also the longest story written for this pairing for a long, LONG time.)

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Day 15 - A fic that convinced you of a pairing you previously hated could NOT picture.

Fandom Category: Grey's Anatomy
Pairing: Miranda Bailey/George O'Malley
Fic Title: One Thing That Didn't Happen
Author: annakovsky
Link: http://annakovsky.livejournal.com/161389.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG. Minor character death. Spoilers, season 1.
Genre: AU, friendship, babyfic, romance.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: I'm pretty sure this is the only story this pairing has ever been gifted, but damn is it perfect. It completely sold me on this pairing 100%, and makes me pine for what could have been. Also, tell me, once you've read it, it doesn't make a ton of sense!

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Day 16 - An epic fic.

Fandom Category: Harry Potter
Pairing: Hermione Granger/Harry Potter, OFC/Harry Potter, Ginny Weasley/Harry Potter, many, many others.
Fic Title: Harry Potter and the Fifth Element
Author: Bexis
Link: http://fanfiction.portkey.org/index.php?act=read&storyid=6048&chapterid=&agree=1
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17. Violence, sexual content, underage, adultery, betrayal, major character death. You name it, it's there or hinted at.
Genre: Adventure, supernatural, romance, angst, AU, re-telling, friendship.
WIP?: Complete!

Why This Must Be Read: At last count, this story is over 1,400,000 words and NEWLY COMPLETE. It's intelligent, absorbing, tightly plotted, gorgeously executed, and the absolute first story that popped into my head at the word "epic". This sucker sprawls in every respect, ratcheting up stakes and tension along the way. It's not an easy ready, and definitely is a bumpy one, but damn is it satisfying.

ETA: Updated 11/19/2012.

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Day 17 - A short fic.

Fandom Category: Die Hard
Pairing: Holly Gennaro/John McClane
Fic Title: Hijinks (and Shenanigans)
Author: Celli
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/302725
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13. Implied sexytimes.
Genre: Humor, romance, post-movie.
WIP?: Complete!

Why This Must Be Read: I don't know how Celli managed it, but this story not only nails the characters (JOHN AND HOLLY I LOVE YOUUUUUUUU) but it hits like a 3-inch punch from Bruce Lee. It's sexy, funny, nostalgic, poignant, sweet, and manages to be a story TARDIS. It feels SO much longer than it actually is, and in the best possible way!

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Day 18 - An Alternate Universe fic.

Fandom Category: Doctor Who
Pairing: Rose Tyler/Ninth Doctor, Rose Tyler/Tenth Doctor (The distinction is... important.)
Fic Title: The Darkness Within and Encroaching Madness
Author: Fayth Brady
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4350934/1/The-Darkness-Within
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4644996/1/Encroaching-Madness
Rating/Warning(s): R, mental illness, violence, implied torture.
Genre: Alternate Universe, angst, romance, introspection, sci-fi.
WIP?: Both are complete!

Why This Must Be Read: A story wherein the Doctor's 9->10 regeneration is very problematic, and wherein there's a deep, crunchy exploration of the divide between regenerations. This really digs into the psychology of the idea of "same man, new face, but different!" It's a brutal set of stories, and they're both quite dark, but it really, truly digs into the fractured relationship between The Doctor and his selves, and the love he has for Rose.
 
 
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Miriam: Harry Potter: Disciplinemiri_d on October 3rd, 2012 03:55 pm (UTC)
Did I read that right? 1,400,000 words?! One million, four hundred. thousand. words.?!?!?!
A.j.: i winaj on October 3rd, 2012 03:58 pm (UTC)
YEP! I don't scrimp on reccing the epics! ;)
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A.j.: fandomaj on October 3rd, 2012 07:03 pm (UTC)
The author has been working on this since I started reading HP fic in 2006. I'm not only impressed with his/her fortitude, I am IN AWE.
jdphoenix: phasers - communityjdphoenix on October 3rd, 2012 05:54 pm (UTC)
Red! You recced fic for Red! I didn't even know that existed! :D
A.j.: geekyaj on October 3rd, 2012 07:04 pm (UTC)
IT MAKES ME SO HAPPY. There does, however, need to be tons more Red fic in the universe. No lie.
Rosa | ¯\(ºдಠ)/¯rosaxx50 on October 3rd, 2012 09:21 pm (UTC)
Kim Possible? *Loves you*
A.j.: pleasedaj on October 3rd, 2012 09:22 pm (UTC)
Heee! And check out the author's "favorite stories" and authors section. There's a TON of quality KP stuff for the finding on FF.net. No lie!
onceuponapillow on October 3rd, 2012 10:12 pm (UTC)
1,400 ,000? Yeah, that'll last me a while. Thanks for the H/Hr recs!
A.j.: pleasedaj on October 5th, 2012 04:37 pm (UTC)
*grins* Heads up tho, there's Harry/Other People through quite a bit of it, but given that it's posted on Portkey (must end with Harry/Hermione), THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE. That said, it's ridiculously grand in storytelling. WORTH IT.
Sunny: HP rock onsunny_serenity on October 4th, 2012 05:34 am (UTC)
i think epic might be an understatement for one million four hundred thousand words AND COUNTING.
A.j.: i winaj on October 5th, 2012 04:38 pm (UTC)
I find it funny that it's actually 1,440,000. Cuz, y'know. That extra 40,000 words? NBD.

I wonder if I can WIN the "epic rec" category... I can make a good case for it!