blithers (blithers) wrote in het_reccers,

Slings & Arrows, 2 recs, Ellen Fanshaw/Geoffrey Tennant

Fandom Category: Slings & Arrows
Pairing: Ellen Fanshaw/Geoffrey Tennant
Fic Title: Come Ruin or Rapture
Author: atrata
Rating/Warning(s): R
Genre: Romance, Character Study
WIP?: no
Special Rec: 11 of 30

Why This Must Be Read: Let's face it: Ellen can be a tough nut to crack. This story does a gorgeous job of breaking her down while also showing us the first time she met Geoffrey - this is the kind of smart, resonant, achingly in-character story that becomes your personal canon for the characters after you read it. (It did for me.) And, oh gosh, I love the way the two of them meet for the first time in this story - set up by Oliver to meet each other in a blind audition, on stage, as Romeo and Juliet. Just perfect.

Fandom Category: Slings & Arrows
Pairing: Ellen Fanshaw/Geoffrey Tennant
Fic Title: As great a pang of heart
Author: sageness
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17
Genre: Smut
WIP?: no
Special Rec: 12 of 30

Why This Must Be Read: This story combines pre-canon Slings & Arrows with a production of Twelfth Night. Ellen and Geoffrey are in their prime together acting on the stage, playing the roles of Orsino and Cesario/Viola, and their characters and actions from the stage carry over into their personal lives. The overlaying and messed up gender roles make this fic what it is (as you have a het couple roleplaying as a slash couple where one of the literary slash couple is actually pulling the classic Shakespearean girl-disguised-as-a-boy routine - try saying all of that in one breath). Geoffrey and Ellen are so messily tangled up in each other and the larger-than-life characters they're playing - it's blisteringly hot.
Tags: fandom: slings & arrows, ship: ellen fanshaw/geoffrey tennant, special reccer: blithers

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