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30 Day Shipper Meme - Days 1-30

Here we go - a whole month in one post. There's a few days missing because I just didn't have anything good enough to rec or because everything in that category was already on the site.

The tags are gonna be madness!

Fandom Category: Suits
Pairing: Donna/Harvey
Fic Title: Six Reasons Why
Author: phrenitis
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/465764
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Five Times, angst
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Donna back-stories are fascinating, and this one is so well written. It's a great evolution of the her relationship with Harvey, and while it's not a happy ending for my favourite duo, it's a wonderful look at them together.

Fandom Category: Ronia the Robber's Daughter (by Astrid Lindgren)
Pairing: Ronia/Birk
Fic Title: Inflammable Substances
Author: andthen (ohargos)
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/303512
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Friends to Lovers
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: I shipped this pair before I knew what shipping was. This lovely story was written for Yuletide last year, and it's just beautiful, absolutely how I envisioned this couple coming together from their childhood friendship. Written in the style of the book, it's a wonderful story, worth reading even if you don't know the original book.

Two short fics for the price of one!
Fandom Category: Justified
Pairing: Rachel/Tim
Fic Title: Partners
Author: ozmissage
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: pre-ship
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: These two are excellent as partners, but this hints at that 'something more' with such a deft touch – Rachel's point of view.

Fandom Category: Justified
Pairing: Rachel/Tim
Fic Title: Life is Uncertain
Author: redbrunja
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: pre-ship
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: A second 'moment in the life' story of two cynical Marshals. A look at the hidden 'something more' from Tim's point of view.

Fandom Category: NCIS:LA
Pairing: Nell/G
Fic Title: Discovery
Author: danakate
Link: http://hetbigbang.weebly.com/discovery-by-danakate.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Romance, Crime
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This is pairing that is taking off in fandom in large part because of this story danakate wrote for hetbigbang. Discovery is a fun story of mutual rescue – he saves her life, she makes him live. Then they solve crime. It's hilarious and lovely and shows off the potential of the ship so well.

Fandom Category: Big Bang Theory
Pairing: Penny/Sheldon
Fic Title: Insurmountable Oddness
Author: Princess Lauren
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/186684
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Humour, Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: It's take on the old Shenny trope of Penny cluing in to Sheldon's romantic potential and convincing him to give things a go. It's a really good take on the old trope, funny, well-written and sweet. And it's probably the best first kiss for these two I've ever read.

Fandom Category: Harry Potter
Pairing: Pansy/Ron
Fic Title: Selling Spring
Author: hereticalvision
Link: http://ronpansy-fest.livejournal.com/5521.html
Rating/Warning(s): R
Genre: Romance, Angst
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This story is fantastic. It's not what you'd expect from a Harry Potter fic, or any fic. Selling Spring takes us to Japan, where Pansy is living, and introduces the reader (and Ron) to a fascinating world. The story healed my heart, broke it, and healed it again. It is the best of world building, amazing character journeys, heartfelt romance, and painful reality. While the ending isn't how you'd expect, it is true and positive and right. Amazing.

Day 07 - A fic for a pairing with a lot of baggage

Two fics for my favourite baggage pairing: Adelle Dewitt and Laurence Dominic. They had *allthe UST and OTP potential, but he was a lying spy and she put him into mental cold storage. And then there was fic.

Fandom Category: Dollhouse
Pairing: Dewitt/Dominic
Fic Title: Bound To Linger On
Author: oltha_heri
Link: http://oltha-heri.livejournal.com/76122.html
Rating/Warning(s): M for language
Genre: Angst, mild AU
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This story is all about the baggage: a possible past they shared that just makes what happened all that much more angsty. Excellent insight into how they are together, from Adelle's point of view.

Fandom Category: Dollhouse
Pairing: Dewitt/Dominic
Fic Title: Civilization Redeemed
Author: irony_rocks
Link: http://irony-rocks.livejournal.com/479407.html
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17
Genre: Angsty apocalyptic smutty romance?
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: A post Epitaph One story (AU for Epitaph Two), this is a dark and gritty fic. Adelle is full of anger and guilt, and she needs to save the world to find absolution. Dominic wants to get away from the hell of it all. They both fight on, together and apart. In the end, though the baggage is resolved. So very well written, especially the character arcs as they work things through.

Day 08 - A fic for a pairing about a wedding and/or baby

Fandom Category: Dark Angel
Pairing: Max/Alec
Fic Title: D is for Date
Author: nickeldime17
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4338978/2/From_A_to_Z_II
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Fluff
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This is adorable. Logan's getting married, and he invites Alec and Max. Mostly this is just cute and funny, although there is one line in there that always makes my heart glow a little.

Day 09 - A fic for your favorite live action TV show pairing

Fandom Category: Vampire Diaries
Pairing: Elena/Elijah
Fic Title: I'm bankin' on the fables of the far, far better things we do...
Author: agirlwithacoin
Link: http://agirlwithacoin.livejournal.com/4224.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: futurefic, AU
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This summer there were lots of 'Elena after the turn' stories, and this is a personal favourite. Elejah fics are often filled with his restrained pining and her gradual maturation – this is no exception, and it's lovely. Beautiful and bittersweet, it takes the long view and really nails it.

Day 10 - A fic for your favorite Movie pairing

Fandom Category: Push
Pairing: Cassie/Nick
Fic Title: The Rainbow Connection
Author: kittydesade
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/141388
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Friends to Lovers
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: I'm kind of amazed this story hasn't been recced yet. It's a gentle evolution of their friendship into a romantic relationship where events unfold slowly and naturally. Sweet and funny and completely endearing.

Day 11 - A fic for your favorite Book pairing

Fandom Category: Harry Potter
Pairing: Pansy/Harry
Fic Title: Pursuit of Happiness
Author: inadaze22
Link: http://pphpficexchange.livejournal.com/41182.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13 for language
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: It's a beautiful story of two adults moving past their troubled pasts and their past problems with each other. There are two pursuits here – a romantic one and a personal one – and both are very well written. If you like mature, strong characters, this is a great read.

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

Fandom Category: Angel
Pairing: Cordelia/Lindsey
Fic Title: Forgiven
Author: Perri Smith
Link: http://www.neon-hummingbird.com/forgiven/main.html
Rating/Warning(s): R for language, violence, and sexytimes
Genre: Romance, Adventure, Supernatural
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This Angel fic with Cordy and Lindsey is the story that tipped me into loving fic. It went on hiatus years ago but now it's done and awesome. The story starts as fluffy frenemies stuff, and then gets an epic plot and wonderful romance. Perri is a great writer and totally nails the Joss-lingo and characters.

Day 15 - A fic that convinced you of a pairing you previously hated
found 'em all on here…

Day 16 - An epic fic

Fandom Category: Lord Peter Wimsey
Pairing: Hilary Thorpe/Saint-George Wimsey
Fic Title: A Jolly Kind of Detective Game
Author: custardpringle
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/454380
Rating/Warning(s): R for sexytimes in later chapters
Genre: Mystery, Adventure, Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: It's hard to say how marvelous this is. Good enough for publication, frankly. The writing style is perfect for the era and genre, while the characters are complex and human. Both leads are beautifully flawed people, and the world around them is very well-constructed. I felt immersed in this tiny neighbourhood and its woes, while the romance was utterly endearing.

Day 17 - A short fic

Fandom Category: Fringe
Pairing: Alt!Astrid/Alt!Lincoln
Fic Title: Nighthawks
Author: strangeallure
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/502417
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Friendship/Pre-ship
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: A gorgeous exploration of Alt!Astrid. The author has such insight into her and weaves her life with a growing closeness to Lincoln to create a beautiful little character piece that made me teary.

Day 18 - An Alternate Universe fic

Fandom Category: Merlin
Pairing: Morgana/Leon
Fic Title: Some Little Flash Of Love
Author: ems
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/195140
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17 for smut
Genre: AU romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: The story is hot and sweet. It takes the characters (everyone, not just the pairing) into a modern society elite AU but retains the essence of each person. It's fun and has surprisingly successful world-building given the type of AU.

Day 19 - An angsty fic

Fandom Category: Merlin
Pairing: Morgana/Leon
Fic Title: Parallels
Author: Meatball42
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/505799
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Angst, Five Times
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: A fantastic, emotional look at Morgana and Leon through the years, with excellent characterization and beautiful angst and true to canon outcomes that broke my heart. Offers insight into the life of a knight and into Morgana's tragic descent. Really great.

Day 20 - A fluffy fic

Fandom Category: The Mentalist
Pairing: Lisbon/Jane
Fic Title: The Meaning of Chocolate
Author: Hollow Nightmare
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5017572/1/The_Meaning_of_Chocolate
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: speculative fluff
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This piece and its prequel Aftermath are both made of fluff: sweet, yummy, satisfying Jisbon fluff that will get you through a grey day. There's nothing forced about the story, no fixed time-frame, and it's well-written. Never fails to make me smile.

Day 21 - A rare pairing fic

Fandom Category: Lost Girl
Pairing: Kenzi/Dyson
Fic Title: things are tough all over when the thunderstorms start
Author: crickets
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/258480
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: future-fic
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: There is lots of good Kenzi/Dyson on this site and crickets writes some of the best. This one is notable for how well it shows their characters in sharp, tight scenes and conveys so much emotion in so few words.

Day 22 - A canon pairing fic

Fandom Category: Robin Hood (BBC 2006)
Pairing: Djac/Will
Fic Title: Nothing and Everything
Author: rebeldivaluv
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3544271/1/Nothing_and_Everything
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Angst, Fluff
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Djac and Will became canon, but this was written before. It is a heartwarming tale of a tough woman and the man who loves her with all his soul, beautifully told. You don't need to know canon to appreciate the lovely romance here.

Day 24 - A crossover pairing fic

Fandom Category: Chronicles of Narnia and Doctor Who
Pairing: Susan/The Doctor
Fic Title: Falls the Shadow
Author: be_themoon
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/88430
Rating/Warning(s): PG
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Single sentence fics can be fluff or heartsmooshing. This is a smoosher. Each line cuts deep, with angst or joy or humour or insight. It's a super rare pair and somehow the author makes me buy it entirely.

Day 25 - A fic where a canon character is paired with an original character

Fandom Category: Hawai'i 5-0 and Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: Elizabeth/John, Kono/Steve, OFC/Danno
Fic Title: Come Away to the Slaughter (Come Away to the Water)
Author: FaileGaidin
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/402943
Rating/Warning(s): M
Genre: AU, Adventure
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: A zombie apocalypse sends the 5-0 team through a Stargate. No, really. It's fun, with mad plot twists and an epic quality. There's great canon character stuff with many sweet, subdued romances. Zippy read that's at turns hilarious and emotional – well worth reading.

Day 26 - A future fic

Fandom Category: Stargate Universe
Pairing: Chloe/Rush
Fic Title: you shed tears when you miss the sun
Author: galfridian
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/300158
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Sci-fi, Friends to Lovers
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Because it's gorgeous. These two are complex people and galfridian captures their characters so well, throwing them into a future years past the end of the series. It's full of beautiful writing and a brilliant twist. Lovely, lovely work.

Day 27 - A pre-series fic

Fandom Category: Harry Potter
Pairing: Minerva/Severus
Fic Title: Finding a Niche
Author: alwaysasnapefan
Link: http://asylums.insanejournal.com/hp_beholder/26428.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Drama, Humour, Friends to Lovers
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: So, so beautiful story of Minerva and how she helped Snape find his place at Hogwarts, how the found each other, and how it played out over the years. Lovely staff stories at the start and then great subdued shippy stuff all the way through the end. A classic pre-Hogwarts tale.

Day 28 - A kink fic

Fandom Category: Harry Potter
Pairing: Hermione/Cormac
Fic Title: The Elephant In The Closet
Author: thimblekissLink: http://thimble-kiss.livejournal.com/47167.html
Rating/Warning(s): R
Genre: light smut
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Because it's unclassifiable and hot. Hermione and Cormac are trapped in a closet together (see previous fic Circumnavigate for reasons). They're trapped for a long, long time. There are needs. Great pre-ship stuff, too.

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

Fandom Category: Torchwood
Pairing: Tosh/Owen
Fic Title: Dandelions in Your Backyard
Author: vegarin
Link: http://torchwood-fic.livejournal.com/469437.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: future-fic, Sci-fi
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: When Tosh and Owen died, I cried for so many reasons. Vega has made it all better here. Dandelions is a very creative fixit with high, high levels of angst, great writing, and no punches pulled.

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

Fandom Category: Criminal Minds
Pairing: Emily/Spencer
Fic Title: Outward in the Same Direction
Author: dialectheart
Link: http://dialectheart.livejournal.com/676.html
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This is a long time favourite – the tale of two messed up people finding each other over time. Their path is awkward and adorable, funny and flawed. This fic has everything you could want in a romance, and it's hot and smart to boot. Highly recommended.

Mods, could I add the following tags:
fandom: Ronia, the Robber's Daughter
ship: Ronia/Birk Borkason
ship: Rachel Brooks/Tim Gutterson
ship: Nell Jones/G Callen
ship: Cordelia Chase/Lindsey MacDonald
ship: Hilary Thorpe/Saint-George Wimsey
ship: Astrid Farnsworth/Lincoln Lee
ship: Morgana/Sir Leon
ship: Djac/Will Scarlet
ship: Chloe Armstrong/Nicholas Rush
ship: Minerva McGonagall/Severus Snape

Tags: fandom: angel, fandom: big bang theory, fandom: criminal minds, fandom: dark angel, fandom: doctor who, fandom: dollhouse, fandom: fringe, fandom: harry potter, fandom: hawaii 5-0, fandom: justified, fandom: lord peter wimsey, fandom: lost girl, fandom: mentalist, fandom: merlin, fandom: narnia, fandom: ncis la, fandom: push, fandom: robin hood, fandom: ronia the robber's daughter, fandom: stargate universe, fandom: stargate: atlantis, fandom: suits, fandom: torchwood, fandom: vampire diaries, ship: adelle dewitt/laurence dominic, ship: astrid farnsworth/lincoln lee, ship: cassie holmes/nick gant, ship: chloe armstrong/nicholas rush, ship: cordelia chase/lindsey macdonald, ship: crossover, ship: djac/will scarlet, ship: donna paulsen/harvey specter, ship: elena gilbert/elijah mikaelson, ship: elizabeth weir/john sheppard, ship: emily prentiss/spencer reid, ship: hermione granger/cormac mclaggen, ship: hilary thorpe/saint-george wimsey, ship: kenzi/dyson, ship: kono kalakaua/steve mcgarrett, ship: max guevara/alec mcdowell, ship: minerva mcgonagall/severus snape, ship: morgana/sir leon, ship: nell jones/g callen, ship: pansy parkinson/harry potter, ship: pansy parkinson/ronald weasley, ship: penny/sheldon cooper, ship: rachel brooks/tim gutterson, ship: ronia/birk borkason, ship: teresa lisbon/patrick jane, ship: toshiko sato/owen harper, special: 30 day meme

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