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15 February 2015 @ 04:03 pm
Five recs, the Veronica Mars Movie  
Fandom: Veronica Mars
Pairing: Jade Navarro/Eli Navarro
Title: The Aching Land
Author: fluffernutter8
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/3075134
Rating/Warning(s): G
Word Count/WIP?: 1226/No
Recced By: jaq_of_spades

Why This Must Be Read: The Veronica Mars Movie introduced a new character to VM cancon that sunk my otp in a fairly big way, but if there's one thing every Weevil fan knows – if Eli Navarro married her, Jade Navarro is one hell of a woman. This tiny gem shows us who Jade is, and the struggle she faces in coming to terms with Neptune, and her husband's old life as Weevil after the events of the movie. The gorgeous imagery alone makes it readable; the perfectly nuanced understanding of these characters makes it unforgettable.

Special rec: 14/28

Fandom: Veronica Mars
Pairing: Veronica Mars/Logan Echolls
Title: Waste of Breath and A Quartz Contentment
Author: BryroseA
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1834330 and http://archiveofourown.org/works/2266059
Rating/Warning(s): M
Word Count/WIP?: 50,754 (total)/no
Recced By: jaq_of_spades

Why This Must Be Read: Two interconnecting stories (the Done By Me series) that fill in the nine years between the close of Season 3 and the Veronica Mars Movie, answering that all important question – who ARE these people and how did they come into being? Waste of Breath is a love poem to Logan Echolls as he reinvents himself as a naval aviator; A Quartz Contentment is Veronica's path through a psych major at Stanford, law school at Columbia, her exile in New York and return to Neptune. The two stories overlap gloriously in the moments Veronica and Logan are reunited in post-movie bliss. So well crafted and perfectly Logan and Veronica that it goes straight to headcanon.

Special rec: 15/28


Fandom: Veronica Mars
Pairing: Veronica Mars/Stosh Piznarski
Title: The Rotten Ones
Author: ghostcat
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1774681
Rating/Warning(s): T
Word Count/WIP?: 10,144/no
Recced By: jaq_of_spades

Why This Must Be Read: Piz is the most maligned character in the Veronica Mars universe, and his reappearance in the movie caused much frothing at the mouth in Veronica Mars land – here, ghostcat sets out to understand Piz, and Veronica, and what they might be to each other. But what really makes this story special is the delicious glimpse we get of Lilly and Veronica's friendship as Veronica shares a memory with Piz. This story is part of ghostcat's outstanding All Things Go series, each part of which stands on its own as well as slotting into the whole.

Special rec: 16/28


Fandom: Veronica Mars
Pairing: Veronica Mars/Logan Echolls
Title: The Long Way Home
Author: Absolutelyiris
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1528280/chapters/3233198
Rating/Warning(s): E
Word Count/WIP?: 18439/No
Recced By: jaq_of_spades

Why This Must Be Read: Veronica and Logan work their way back to each other, around the events of the movie, their own fears, and the complications Neptune – and life - throws up in their path. Romantic, erotic and tremendously satisfying in the way it lays all their issues bare, from the neurotic to the practical to the emotional, and gently moves them towards a conclusion.

Special rec: 17/28


Fandom: Veronica Mars
Pairing: none
Title: smile, the end is nigh
Author: kwritten
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1327033
Rating/Warning(s): G
Word Count/WIP?: 2016
Recced By: jaq_of_spades

Why This Must Be Read: Like much of this author's work, this piece hovers between poetry and prose as it dips into the consciousnesses of seven Neptune High alumni, dragging out what it means to be from Neptune. Sad and brilliant and wonderful all at once.

Special rec: 18/28

Mods, could I have a tag for Jade Navarro/Eli Navarro, please?
Current Mood: accomplished
Gramma Lunacy: once in a lifetimelanalucy on February 15th, 2015 05:52 am (UTC)
Speaking only for myself, I love your Veronica/Weevil stories. Some of my absolute favorites. :D
jaq_of_spadesjaq_of_spades on February 15th, 2015 06:46 am (UTC)
Aww, that is always wonderful to hear. I'm hoping to tackle a post-movie story at some point, but my newfound fondness for Jade is making that really hard, since WeeVer will always be my ship!
Gramma Lunacy: Ryan and Tigerlanalucy on February 15th, 2015 06:48 am (UTC)
I always get done thinking, "This makes total sense. Why didn't this happen?" lol
Frust-sheep: VMars: Veronica&Logan-Sway-blackfrust_sheep on February 15th, 2015 02:58 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you very much for this recs! :D
blithersblithers on February 15th, 2015 05:19 pm (UTC)
Tag added!

(I did notice that your last rec says it's gen, though, which isn't allowed on this community—if there is a pairing, would you mind editing to add that into your rec? Otherwise, as much as we love gen, that rec doesn't really belong here. Can you please make sure all future recs fit the comm?)

On a less-modly note, I am SO HAPPY to see that out of all of ghostcat's fics you recced her Piz/Veronica one! It's such a smart and interesting and subtle fic for a pairing that gets so much hate - I really hope people give it a chance, if they haven't already, based on your rec. Agreed that what really makes that fic sing is the glimpse into Veronica's past, made all the more poignant when filtered through Piz.

ETA: I typed "Piz/Logan" in that last paragraph at first, which, wouldn't THAT be be a crazy pairing??

Edited at 2015-02-15 05:21 pm (UTC)
jaq_of_spadesjaq_of_spades on February 16th, 2015 06:40 am (UTC)
Nope, no pairing at all, unless it's Neptune/sorrow. I wasn't actually aware gen was an issue, I just thought het-reccers mean not slash. Sorry! It's a shame, though, because some of the gen fics shed so much light on who our characters are and they need love too! But I will stick to ship fics for the remainder.

And yes, The Rotten Ones is a thing of rare beauty. So much of ghostcat's fic is, but I can only read so much LoVe before my eyes start to bleed :D

And I'm sure I've read Piz/Logan at one point ... or was it Piz/Duncan? Something about a corner? Oops, not very het :P
A.j.: veronica marsaj on February 17th, 2015 03:20 pm (UTC)
*flails and bookmarks* Jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaade.