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04 February 2015 @ 11:15 pm
Seven recs, various ships, The 100  
Fandom: The 100
Pairing: Raven Reyes/Wick
Title: A Helping Hand
Author: Alethia
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/3136184
Rating/Warning(s): E
Word Count/WIP?: 4827/No
Recced By: jaq_of_spades

Why This Must Be Read: Alethia is one of my favourite writers across a bunch of different fandoms and I may have set off a few fireworks when she started writing The 100. This is one of just two stories she has posted so far – they are both superbly readable but I rec this one first because there is a dearth of seriously good smut in The 100 fics, and secondly, it's Raven and Wick. Perfectly characterised right down to the last snarky aside, this is beautifully written “porn with feelings” as she explains in her tags.

Special rec: 7/28


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Fandom: The 100
Pairing: Raven Reyes/Wick
Title: Lex Parsimoniae
Author: Muir_Wolf
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/2890652
Rating/Warning(s): T
Word Count/WIP?: 3409/No
Recced By: jaq_of_spades

Why This Must Be Read: Raven and Wick are caught in the rain, and need to find shelter and get naked. You know how it goes from there – except maybe, you don't, because this is Raven and she is prickly and not up for admitting Wick is anything more than a friend. Or a partner. No matter how exasperated Wick gets with her blind denial of the way he feels. Deftly observed interactions, true-to-show situations and dialogue, and oh, what a feelgood ending.

Special rec: 8/28

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Fandom: The 100
Pairing: Raven Reyes/Bellamy Blake
Title: The Wind Is Always Howlin'
Author: Hariboo
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/2489429
Rating/Warning(s): M
Word Count/WIP?: 7663/No
Recced By: jaq_of_spades

Why This Must Be Read: This story is more a love poem to Raven Reyes than a shipper fic, following Raven from her childhood on the Ark to her time on the ground, and traversing time with both Finn and Bellamy. It aches with understanding of this character, and will make you ache for her.

Special rec: 9/28

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Fandom: The 100
Pairing: Raven Reyes/Bellamy Blake
Title: beyond the pleasure principle
Author: youcallitwinter
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1775572
Rating/Warning(s): M
Word Count/WIP?: 560/no
Recced By: jaq_of_spades

Why This Must Be Read: Little more than a ficlet, but youcallitwinter's unusual, sparse style suits Bellamy's headspace so incredibly well, it comes as a bit of a revelation. Not particularly shippy, it evokes the shifting emotional sands in the Dropship days so perfectly that you will swear you are actually in Bellamy's head.

Special rec: 10/28

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Fandom: The 100
Pairing: Raven Reyes/Bellamy Blake
Title: January Hymn
Author: Vands88
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/3204575
Rating/Warning(s): T
Word Count/WIP?: 4721/No
Recced By: jaq_of_spades

Why This Must Be Read: Heartwarming story that pulls together the painful threads of recent episodes with a need for Bellamy, Raven and Clarke to reconnect. Gentle and very much a paen to found family and friendship, it will leave you with a smile on your face, and possibly a tear in your eye too. (I've chosen to tag this as Raven/Bellamy, but there is also Clarke/Bellamy and even a Raven/Bellamy/Clarke feel, though nothing explicitly sexual.)

Special rec: 11/28

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Fandom: The 100
Pairing: Octavia Blake/Lincoln
Title: Resilient
Author: Nyxierose
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/3255839
Rating/Warning(s):M
Word Count/WIP?: 1943/No
Recced By: jaq_of_spades

Why This Must Be Read: Octavia Blake has grown up on the fringes on the boxing ring, and Lincoln is the streetfighter who offers her a glimpse of a competely different world. This story masterfully translates both Octavia's savage spirit and the calm, gentle dynamic she shares with Lincoln into an AU where they both seem perfectly at home, and perfect together. Nyxie has a genius for drilling down to the very essence of her characters, and her understated lyricism is a joy to read.

Special rec: 12/28

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Fandom: The 100
Pairing: Octavia Blake/Lincoln
Title: Downpour
Author: valyrias
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/3176809
Rating/Warning(s): G
Word Count/WIP?: 1505
Recced By: jaq_of_spades

Why This Must Be Read: In a show full of tragic characters, Grounder exile Lincoln has experienced more than his fair share of traumas, including being turned into a bestial Cannibal who attacked his beloved, Octavia. This fic doesn't shy away from the fact that Lincoln has been damaged, and will need to recover, and Octavia will need to adjust to the fact he is forever changed. Sad and bleak in places, it has a quiet beauty that is very fitting for this pair.

Special rec: 13/28

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Next up, recs for fic inspired by the explosion in new canon for Veronica Mars.


Mods, may I have tags for Raven Reyes/Bellamy Blake, Raven Reyes/Wick, and Octavia Blake/Lincoln. Thank you!
 
 
 
Katherine Joy Summersstars_inthe_sky on February 4th, 2015 03:12 pm (UTC)
Tags added!
Margalo Streussal: 100 - monty and raven - judging youstreussal on February 6th, 2015 07:48 am (UTC)
Raven!! Raven/Bellamy!! Yay!