Day 11 - A fic for your favorite Book pairing.
much like with Movie Pairing I don't really have ONE FAVOURITE and i'm gonna cheat ;)
Fandom Category: Julia Quinn: Bridgerton Series
Pairing: Penelope Featherington/Colin Bridgerton
Fic Title: We Make the Dirt Go Flying
Author: peripeteia @ shewhohathapen
Rating/Warning(s): Hard R
Genre: missing scene, coda, romance!, sexy times
Why This Must Be Read: Kinda a post story, pre AND post epilogue story for Penelope and Colin's book: Romancing Mr. Bridgerton which is SUCH A DELIGHTFUL Regency Romcom in that of itself. This fic deal with Penelope and Colin wedding, wedding night, wedding weekend, and just them generally being utterly wonderful, sexy, amazingly in character and NEWLYWEDS!
and here's the cheat: MANGA! technically they're books too.
Fandom Category: Bleach
Pairing: Yoruichi Shihouin/Kisuke Urahara
Fic Title: Nebula
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13; everyone here is dead! (blanket Bleach warning tbh), afterlife shenanigans, violence, lots of sword fighting!,
Genre: pre-series, romance, growing up is hard to do (in the afterlife), your talking swords are dicks and jealous, friendship, romantic friendships,
WIP?: Yes, but it ends in a good place where you don't really NEED more even though tit would be great to have.
Why This Must Be Read: Long fic for Yorichi and Kisuke exploring their relationship as friends, partners AND LOVERS before and after the exile? SOMEBODY HOLD ME! This fic explores so much and gives both Yoruichi and Urahara so much depth as flawed people who can be selfish and petty as well as kind and loving. It deals with the relationship throughout years! And what it means for them to get to place where they are truly equals and partners in life, together.
Day 12 - A fic for your favorite Animated pairing.
Again this only ONE of my favourite Animated pairings and full disclosure this was going to be added as a comic book pairing but shared media! And the author posted this as a DCAU story.
Fandom Category: DC Comics, Superman, DCAU, Justice League Unlimited
Pairing: Lois Lane/Clark Kent, brief BRIEF mention of Diana Prince/Bruce Wayne
Fic Title: Static
Genre: sexy times!, romance, friends to lovers, first time, UST, RST
Why This Must Be Read: OMG THIS FIC. It's such so fun and sexy and has Lois and Clark being LOIS AND CLARK, REPORTING TEAM via transcontinental phone calls. They don't even spend most of the fic together but it captures them and their dynamics so beautifully! The in-jokes about League are fun, too.
Day 13 - A fic for your favorite Real Life Pairing.
Um… iF I READ THIS, which I do, sometimes/
Fandom Category: RPF, Battlestar Galactica
Pairing: Tricia Helfer/James Callis, Katee Sackoff/Jamie Bamber
Fic Title: Invisible
Genre: UST, RPF, crushes,
Why This Must Be Read: Honestly, I kinda love how anr builds up the relationship and how it's explored within the fic because these two were actors who had to spend a lot time together building a relationship that revolved around them as connected entities. I partially love the exchange of 2005 because it set up such an interesting little dynamic between Tricia and the cast off-screen as result f Head!Six.
Day 14 - A fic for an Old School Fandom from back in the day
Fandom Category: Dragon Ball Z
Pairing: Bulma Briefs/Vegeta, Chichi Son/Goku Son, Videl Satan/Gohan Son
Fic Title: Fireflies
Genre: romance, family, friends, married folk,
Why This Must Be Read: First of, I went with the fluffy rec out my DBZ choices. The other was longer but also somewhat harsh and Very AU. This fic is just really sweet and all about the emotional fallout (more for Vegeta "Feelings Are Hard" Prince of the Sayjin) after the Buu fight and Vegeta and Goku's return to life and their families. It gives both families equal and wonderfully in-character interactions. Plus it doesn't ignore Chi-Chi and Goku (which are usually very ignored in the DBZ fic sphere) as settled, comfortable married, even as it highlights how Bulma and Vegeta are still getting to that stage.
Day 15 - A fic that convinced you of a pairing you previously hated.
Fandom Category: Gilmore Girls
Pairing: Lorelai Gilmore/Luke Danes, Rory Gilmore/Logan Huntzbuger (<< this is the pairing!)
Fic Title: Meet Me at the Chuppah
Genre: romance, family, AU
Why This Must Be Read: This was hard one because I while I'm sure I've read fics that have convinced of such pairings I couldn't immediately think of one and then a lightbulb came on: Hey, remember that fic that made you tolerate Logan/Rory? This is that fic. It's set in the middle of season five in which Luke and Lorelai move forward with their relationship, taking what becomes a very AU look at what could have been. Mainly a Luke/Lorelai fic, but IT MADE ME TOLERATE LOGAN. (I should make a list of other fics that made me tolerate Logan. I have a like one more!)
WAIT YOU'RE GETTING A SECOND ONE! Because I remembered this fic:
Fandom Category: Gilmore Girls
Pairing: Rory Gilmore/Finn, Lorelai Gilmore/Luke Danes,
Fic Title: Turn My Way
Author: Problem Child1
Genre: romance, family, AU SO MUCH omg
Why This Must Be Read: Main reason I'm reccing this fic in this category is because when I first came across it I went: THIS MAKES NO SENSE! But there's 60k of it! I must investigate! and lo and behold it's actually really well done. It builds up the ship in believable way and is very fair to all the characters involved. It takes Finn from being the drunk Australian jokey party boy and makes him a character! That fits in with Rory and Lorelai and all their wackiness.