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03 March 2015 @ 08:52 am
Life With Derek, 2 Recs, Casey McDonald/Derek Venturi  
You guys, I’ve been so excited for this month’s theme of sitcom recs since stars_inthe_sky and I came up with a list of possible challenge ideas last fall.

Fandom Category: Life With Derek
Pairing: Casey McDonald/Derek Venturi
Fic Title: Different for Girls
Author: unoriginal-elizabeth
Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4423107/1/Different-for-Girls
Rating/Warning(s): M
Word Count/WIP?: 50k, complete
Recced By: blithers

Why This Must Be Read: First off, let me do the thing where I obligatorily link you to this gifset to try to lure you down the Life With Derek rabbit hole of amazing fanfiction.

“Different for Girls” is a quintessential Life With Derek fic for me - college-era, where both Casey and Derek are still wrapped up way too much in each other’s lives, which eventually leads to making out and hooking up (because obviously), with both of them (especially Derek) being terrible at figuring out what’s going on between the two of them. This fic is fairly angsty and heavy on the communication failures, which normally isn’t my thing in relationship fic, but the way the author writes Derek makes it work - how he can barely admit the truth to himself, which makes it so stupidly understandable how he and Casey keep getting their wires crossed. This fic is also very hot while being only glancingly explicit - the build up around the sex, and everything that goes with it, is really well done.

Fandom Category: Life With Derek
Pairing: Casey McDonald/Derek Venturi
Fic Title: And Now It’s Time
Author: cacophonous-noise
Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8528670/1/And-Now-It-s-Time
Rating/Warning(s): M
Word Count/WIP?: 4k, complete
Recced By: blithers

Why This Must Be Read: I love this fic. It’s clever and disjointed, and I didn’t figure out exactly what was going on until the very end - at which point, I went right back up to the top and re-read the entire story again. It’s also an incredibly sexy fic, and so smart about what it ends up being about, and also, did I mention, really sexy?
 
 
 
N.E. Star: green bottle and pearlsn_e_star on March 4th, 2015 02:12 am (UTC)
Great recs, they were numbers 11 and 12 on my list for this month ;)
blithersblithers on March 4th, 2015 03:00 am (UTC)
Seriously?!?? Ha, I guess great minds think alike? :D Sorry to (unintentionally) steal your thunder, but it's still kind of cool to see both of these (older) fics getting love from both of us...
N.E. Star: green bottle and pearlsn_e_star on March 4th, 2015 04:11 am (UTC)
The whole show plus tv movie is on YouTube; I watched it over the beginning of February.
blithersblithers on March 5th, 2015 02:48 pm (UTC)
I watched it last year on YouTube too - Life With Derek is one of the few fandoms where I read fic first, and I loved the fic so much I watched the show at that point. It's so unexpectedly great!