In here, everything is beautiful... (rise_your_dead) wrote in het_reccers,
In here, everything is beautiful...

Days 1-4 of challenge, Multiple Recs, plus several fairytale recs!

* Day 01 - A fic for your current favorite ship.

Fandom Category: How I Met Your Mother
Pairing: Barney Stinson/Robin Scherbatsky
Fic Title: Taking Chances
Author: buckbeakbabie
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): Mature for sexual content
Genre: Romance, Humor, AU
WIP?: yes (first of a possibly unfinished series).

Why This Must Be Read: Just when I thought I could leave this fandom behind, season 6 happened. So I poured through all of my favorite classic pieces: "Metal Heart", and this one, an AU in which Robin is the one to devirginize Barney. It's HILARIOUS, IC, and sexy all at once

* Day 02 - A fic for your very first ship.

Fandom Category: Days of Our Lives
Pairing: Jack Deveraux/Jennifer Horton
Fic Title: The Confession
Author: magic or manic
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): m - sexual content, TRIGGER WARNING for discussion of rape
Genre: Drama, Humor, Romance
WIP?: yep

Why This Must Be Read: When I was a wee ten year old girl, these two were EVERYTHING to me. Snappy Jen and Sarcastic, troubled Jack, and their humor and romance and cave-doing-it-concieving-baby-on-a-gameshow ways. They were baby's first real OTP, and finding really good fic for them's been a nearly impossible. Recently, I discovered The Miranda Miller's Attic Forum at Jack and Jen Forever, which is where I discovered this alternate take on Jack's turn toward the good. It's both a deeply romantic story and a portrait of Jack's struggle to find forgiveness. And once again, a big ol' TRIGGER WARNING on the link above, as it frankly discusses the aftermath of rape.

* Day 03 - A fic for UST.

Fandom Category: Burn Notice
Pairing: unrequited Fiona Glenanne/Sam Axe; Mike/Fi
Fic Title: Off Limits
Author: bitemetechie
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): Rated G;
Genre: Introspection, Humor
WIP?: nope

Why This Must Be Read: I love this pairing. And as often as people say it wouldn't work, there's always the tiniest little hint that maybe - if Michael were dead, if Sam had been there before Mike - it would have worked out. A nice, sizzling-warm, yearning piece.

* Day 04 - A fic that demonstrates how a pairing with little canon romantic chemistry/interaction can totally work.

Fandom Category: Burn Notice
Pairing: Sam Axe/Madeline Westen
Fic Title: Cruise
Author: afullmargin
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17/M; Explicit sexaual content
Genre: Smut, PWP
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: Burn Notice fandom - from Bruce and Matt Nix themselves all the way down to certain segments of the fannish populace - are mostly repulsed by the idea of Maddie and Sam happening. They have a lot of interaction onscreen, but the sexual chemistry between them - while rarely displayed - does exist. Here, Amber writes about a sexual encounter between Sam and Maddie that both works for them as characters and doesn't shy away from the realities of sex for older people.


Fandom Category: Beauty and the Beast
Pairing: Belle/Beast; in this retelling, Emma/the unnamed Master
Fic Title: Invisible
Author: miss_lanyon
Link: here!
Rating/Warning(s): Rated G
Genre: Romance, Historical, Revisionist Fairtytale
WIP?: nope!

Why This Must Be Read: Beauty and the Beast as a regency romance with upstairs/downstairs tones, as he falls for a chambermaid. Dive deep into the prose, into the chilly but touching mood - it's perfect.

Fandom Category: Fairytles (general)
Pairing: Prince/Princess
Fic Title: The Queen's Tale
Author: willowbough
Link: here!
Rating/Warning(s): G
Genre: Romance, Kidfic, Futurefic
WIP?: nope

Why This Must Be Read: This one is almost mind-meltingly sweet. In which a Prince watches his Princess tell their children a fairytale which holds some kernel of truth. Not revealing which Prince and Princess it is - go read and be surprised!

Fandom Category: Fairytales (Traditional)
Pairing: Belle/Beast
Fic Title: Rough Diamond
Author: Lyrstzha
Link: here!
Rating/Warning(s): Unrated; roughly a PG-13 for thematic materials
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Humor, Drama
WIP?: Nope

Why This Must Be Read: A funny, thought-provoking and romantic open retelling of the Beauty and the Beast fairytale, in which Belle is an immortal fae.
Tags: fandom: beauty and the beast, fandom: burn notice, fandom: days of our lives, fandom: how i met your mother, fandom: mythology, ship: belle/prince adam, ship: fiona glenanne/sam axe, ship: jennifer horton/jack deveraux, ship: madeline westen/sam axe, ship: robin scherbatsky/barney stinson, special: 30 day meme

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