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Meme days 17-31

Day 17 - A short fic

Fandom Category: Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Pairing: Belle/Beast
Fic Title: Fur
Author: mahaliem
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17 (Porn Battle fic; includes rough sex and explicit sexual content)
Genre: Drama/Smut/Stream of Conscious
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: "Some nights I dream I'm back in the cupboard". This manages to be erotic, claustrophobic, and pulse-pounding in so short a time, and focuses on Belle's emotions after marriage, after they've all been transformed back, and how it relates to her attitude toward the marriage bed. Written for Porn Battle several years ago, this still sticks with me as being impactful and erotic, all in under 300 words.

Day 18 - An Alternate Universe fic.

Fandom Category: Burn Notice
Pairing: Michael Westen/Fiona Glenanne
Fic Title: Pearl
Author: lisan
Rating/Warning(s): G, General Audience (Mild Violence)
Genre: AU, Family, Romance
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: Most of my favorite AUs are genfics, sadly, but this one - this delightful piece - is a character study with a romantic twist. Fiona is the Little Mermaid, and she claims vengeance and love after slaying a prince. A spellbinding piece.

Day 19 - An Angsty Fic

Fandom Category: The Little Mermaid
Pairing: Eric/Ariel
Fic Title: Ocean Child
Author: misslucyjane
Rating/Warning(s): G, general audiences
Genre: romance, angst, drama, family
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: Eric marries Ariel, and they're supposed to live happily ever after...right? Ariel's longing for the sea combines with Eric's love for her in this beautiful piece, which aches with wishful longings

Day 20 - A Fluffy Fic

Fandom Category: Hairspray (2007)
Pairing: Seaweed Stubbs/Penny Pingleton
Fic Title: Got So Far To Go
Author: hollimichele
Rating/Warning(s): G
Genre: Slice-of-life, romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Penny's side of the aftermath of the movie/play. Sweet and giddy with Penny's love for Seaweed, a sweet, bouncy confection that uses music in a sparring, sprightly way.

Day 21: A Rare Pairing Fic

Fandom Category: Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Pairing: Autolycus/Cupcake
Fic Title: His Greatest Treasure
Author: angelus2hot
Rating/Warning(s): G
Genre: Romance, fix-it fic
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: Hercules fandom is fairly huge, and Auto fic tends to tilt toward slash. Auto/Cupcake, a canon pairing, has practically no fic at all written for it, which is why this one's such a huge treat for me.

Day 22: A Canon Pairing Fic

Fandom Category: A Mighty Wind
Pairing: Mitch Cohen/Mickey Crabbe
Fic Title: At The End of the Rainbow
Author: edibleflowers
Rating/Warning(s): G
Genre: Romance, a tad bit of character study
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: Mitch and Mickey fic! I ship it so hard, it's very rare, and this is a lovely Mickey-sized take on the events of their romance.

Day 23: A Pairing Where One Character Is Paired With Multiple Ships

Fandom Category: Burn Notice
Pairing: Michael Westen/Andre; Michael Westen/Larry Sizemore; Michael Westen/Sam Axe; Michael Westen/Samantha; Michael Westen/Fiona Glenanne; Michael Westen/Sam Axe/Fiona Glenanne; Sam Axe/Fiona Glenanne
Fic Title: Between Past and Present Tense
Author: sarcastica
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17/M; Violence, strong sexual content, underaged pairing in first segment
Genre: romance, angst, drama, slice-of-spy-life
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: I was somewhat leery of reccing this fic because of the slash content (and the fact that it deals with a teenage Michael's). But this fic - which deals with Michael's sexuality as it develops and is shaped by his various relationships - is simply one of the best fics in the fandom, so it got in. This is one of my favorite pieces, there's something there for every single Michael-related ship possible in canon, and the writing is incredible.

Day 24: A Crossover Pairing Fic

Fandom Category: Evil Dead Trilogy/Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Pairing: Ash Williams/Buffy Summers
Fic Title: Stakes and Shotguns Series
Author: Usakoneko
Rating/Warning(s): R for sexual situations, comic violence and language.
Genre: Romance, kidfic, drama, humor, family.
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: I blame RP for my interest in Ash/Buffy, and this series is too wonderful and sweet. It follows Ash and Buffy's developing relationship and eventual marriage and raising of a daughter.

Day 25: A Fic Where a Canon Character Is Paired With An Original Character

Fandom Category: The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.
Pairing: Brisco/Dixie; Socrates/OC
Fic Title: The Dawning of the Coming Thing; When I'm Calling Lou
Author: WritePassion
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Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Family, adventure, Romance, Humor
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: There's a bunch of main character/OC fics in my fandom, so I thought I'd instead pick out a well-written fic where a minor character gets some love! The much-romantically beleaguered Socrates Poole finds love with a time traveler from the 20th century in this piece, which also includes Bisco/Dixie.

Day 26: A Future Fic

Fandom Category: Secret Garden
Pairing: Mary Lennox/Dickon Sowerby
Fic Title: Time's Arrow
Author: littlerhymes
Rating/Warning(s): R/M; explicit sexual content
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: Dickon returns from the war on leave and visits Mary in the garden, where their romantic longing overcomes them. This is breathtaking and sweet, and heartbreaking.

Day 27: A Pre-Series Fic

Fandom Category: Burn Notice
Pairing: Michael Westen/Fiona Glenanne
Fic Title: Gunpowder Magic Woman
Author: misura
Rating/Warning(s): G
Genre: Romance, Humor
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: Michael confesses to Sam that he's fallen in love. While this is Michael and Sam epistolary, there's a heavy emphasis on Michael and Fiona's romance and their feelings about it. It's terribly cute and IC.

Day 28: A Kink Fic

Fandom Category: The Addams Family (Movies)
Pairing: Morticia Addams/Gomez Addams
Fic Title: Je Peins Mon Visage
Rating/Warning(s): PG; adult content
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: Morticia paints, Gomez watches. Spicy and yet totally restrained and lovely.

Day 29: A fic that best deals with that character you loved who was unfairly fridged/killed in canon

Fandom Category: Venture Brothers
Pairing: Brock Samson/Molotov Cocktease
Fic Title: And the Ace Makes 21
Author: zenstereo
Rating/Warning(s): T language.
Genre: Romance, Angst, Humor, Smut
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: I still don't like what they did with Moltov in canon; her death felt abrupt, but not in a shocking way. I trust Jackson and Doc will do something to remedy this situation, but in the meantime there's this lovely drabble series to fill that Brock and Mol-shaped void.

Day 30: A fic you've read and reread a dozen times

Fandom Category: Moonlighting (1980s)
Pairing: David Addison/Maddie Hayes
Fic Title: And When You Say Jump, I Do The Twist
Author: blithers
Rating/Warning(s): g
Genre: Romance, Humor
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: I don't know why I keep gravitating back towards this fic, but darn it, I still do. This is funny and sexy and ridiculous and wildly, totally them.


Fandom Category: Caroline In The City
Pairing: Caroline Duffy/Richard Karinsky
Fic Title: Caroline and the Valentine's Day Cards
Author: icepixie
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Romance, Humor, SOL
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: So, when I was new to the interwebs I used to read lots of Richard/Caroline fic. This is one of my oldest pairings, and one of my favorites: and of all of the Caroline fics I've read over the years this is the cutest.
Tags: fandom: a mighty wind, fandom: addams family, fandom: beauty and the beast, fandom: buffy the vampire slayer, fandom: burn notice, fandom: caroline in the city, fandom: evil dead, fandom: hairspray (2007), fandom: hercules: the legendary journeys, fandom: how i met your mother, fandom: moonlighting, fandom: secret garden, fandom: the adventures of brisco county , fandom: the little mermaid, fandom: venture brothers, ship: ariel/eric, ship: belle/prince adam, ship: caroline duffy/richard karinsky, ship: crossover, ship: cupcake/autolycus, ship: dixie/brisco, ship: fiona glenanne/michael westen, ship: maddie hayes/david addison, ship: mary lennox/dickon sowerby, ship: mickey crabbe/mitch cohen, ship: molotov cocktease/brock samson, ship: morticia addams/gomez addams, ship: original character, ship: penny pingleton/seaweed stubbs, ship: robin scherbatsky/barney stinson, special: 30 day meme

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