Katherine Joy Summers (stars_inthe_sky) wrote in het_reccers,
Katherine Joy Summers

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Two multifandom (self) recs, The Avengers and the Office/Dollhouse

And when I say "multifandom," I do mean "multi," given that both of these are in the crossover family!

Fandom: The Avengers/Captain America (Marvel Cinematic Universe)
Pairing: Natasha Romanoff/Bucky Barnes
Title: Making Your Way
Author: stars_inthe_sky
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1598738
Rating/Warning(s): Teen
Word Count/WIP?: 10,505 (complete)
Recced By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: I think this may be my favorite thing I've ever written, from the detailed AU setting at a not-quite-Cheers bar in downtown Boston to the understanding and understated slow-build romance between Bucky and Natasha, where he's an Iraq vet and she's a grad student. There's also a plethora of sneaky canon references, several of which continue to make me laugh out loud, and a hefty dose of Bucky-Steve friendship. Plus, Clint is from Southie and Tony is...exactly the same. What's not to love?


Fandom: The Office/Dollhouse
Pairing: Pam Beesley/Jim Halpert, Sierra/Victor
Title: Momentum Building
Author: stars_inthe_sky
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/486173
Rating/Warning(s): Teen
Word Count/WIP?: 25,757
Recced By: stars_inthe_sky

Why This Must Be Read: Written for the 2012 Het Big Bang, this story is a little unusual, but I adore how it came out. It’s a non-crack crossover wherein Pam gets recruited by the Dollhouse after Season 2 (obviously, the documentary crew was a front for the Rossum Corporation) and encounters Jim years later in the post-thoughtpocalypse world. It's a thrill to see Pam self-actualize all on her own into someone strong and still fundamentally herself...as well as becoming a badass Whedonesque heroine, of course. Jim's presence brings out a lot of interesting things in this Fancy New Beesley, and her exploration of that identity is so satisfying.
Tags: fandom: avengers, fandom: captain america, fandom: dollhouse, fandom: the office, ship: natasha romanoff/bucky barnes, ship: pam beesley/jim halpert, ship: sierra/victor

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