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26 March 2015 @ 01:05 pm
Requests for our April Challenge  
Next month, we'd like to bring back a challenge that the community used to do every month—rec requests!

However, we're going to be doing things a little differently this time around: this will be our entire reccing challenge for the month, we will not limit the list to 20 requests, and we're going to accept all types of rec requests (not just ships/pairings).

The Plan: We're going to spend the next couple days compiling a list of community requests that you'd love to see your fellow het_reccers recommend fics for. We'll publish the list of all requests at the beginning of April, and spend the month helping our fellow comm members out with excellent fics!

What Can I Request?: Anything! When the comm used to do this sort of thing in the past, requests were limited to just pairings. You are of course welcome to request your current ships you'd love to find fic for, but if you'd like to be more specific (i.e. "I've seen up to season two of Friday Night Lights—anybody have any recs that don't spoil later seasons?") or more general (i.e. "Anybody have any good recs for fake dating fics? I'm cool with any current TV fandoms"), that's cool too. Blanket requests for fandoms or specific ships are also, as always, 100% welcome.

Some example requests:

The 100, Clarke Griffin/Bellamy Blake
MCU, any het pairing, hottest fic you've read
The X-Files, Dana Scully/Fox Mulder, anything that takes place post-canon or is about the most recent movie

A Few Things to Note (aka The Fine Print): You will be limited to THREE REQUESTS (if you request more things, only the first three will make the list). While this is an open format for requests, please remember that we are a het-focused reccing community—gen, slash, and poly ships are not the name of the game here. Also, please use both the FIRST AND LAST NAMES of any people you might request, along with telling us what fandom you're asking for. Don't assume people will know what you're talking about without being specific!

Where Can I Do This?: If you're on tumblr, respond to this post or send an ask to het-reccers. (Please note that we don't normally keep the ask box open on our tumblr mirror, and it will close again once this challenge goes public on April 1st 3rd.) If you're on LJ, comment here!
Katherine Joy Summersstars_inthe_sky on March 26th, 2015 07:24 pm (UTC)
Agent Carter, any pairing(s) except Peggy Carter/Jack Thompson, because they should only be shipped where there's a third party, and the third party is his face getting bashed by her fist (IMO).

Battlestar Galactica, Sharon "Boomer" Valerii/Galen Tyrol, anything happy, especially canon divergence

Marvel (comics or MCU), Bobbi Morse (Mockingbird)/Clint Barton (Hawkeye), Hunter-bashing welcome

(I would also be interested in the hottest het fic anyone's read in the MCU, actually...but I'll leave my requests at this.)

Edited at 2015-03-26 07:28 pm (UTC)
redbrunja: the avengers | our lady of badasseryredbrunja on March 27th, 2015 12:21 pm (UTC)
except Peggy Carter/Jack Thompson, because they should only be shipped where there's a third party, and the third party is his face getting bashed by her fist (IMO).

Fucking preach.

Personally, my fav (romantic) Peggy Carter pairings are Peggy/Dottie (oh, how I wish we knew her real name) and Peggy/Jarvis (I'm trash, I know).
(no subject) - stars_inthe_sky on March 27th, 2015 02:39 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Gramma Lunacy: Ryan and Tigerlanalucy on March 26th, 2015 08:25 pm (UTC)
Longmire (books or TV): Victoria Moretti/Walt Longmire or Victoria Moretti/Henry Standing Bear
BSG 2003: Kara Thrace/any male from any other TV/movie fandom
Anything slow burn/friends to lovers

If Longmire counts as two reqs, strike Vic/Henry.
blithersblithers on March 28th, 2015 05:15 am (UTC)
I've been thinking about your request for slow burn/friends to lovers fics since yesterday, and I don't really have any new recs to post for you, but I do have three that I've loved that have all already been recced at the comm (and require fairly minimal canon knowledge to enjoy), so I thought I'd drop them in a comment for you instead.

Commentarius - it's HP, Lily/James, I read this in the fall and I looooooved it, it really picks up momementum as it goes and it's just a long, satisfying, hilarious, and really fun read

With No Lodestar In Sight - True Grit, Mattie/LaBoeuf, this is based on the more recent movie and it's so good, an adventure novel in and of itself, which somehow also ends up creeping up on you until by the end you're like HOW IS THIS SO STUPIDLY ROMANTIC??

Living is Easy - this one was recced by redbrunja on the comm a while back and I checked it out solely based on the strength of her rec (I've never even seen the movie Blade, or knew anything about the pairing Hannibal King/Abigail Whistler before reading this fic) and it is simply fantastic, long and engrossing and sets up everything you need to enjoy this ship in and of itself.

Anyway, you can find the original recs for all of these for more info, but I hope at least one of these helps you out! :D
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singnovembersingnovember on March 26th, 2015 11:51 pm (UTC)
The first is very specific but considering the size of the fandom there's a chance it's out there:

Harry Potter: Ron Weasley/Hermione Granger, A canon scene from early in OotP, when Ron and Hermione hear that Harry has just fought off a Dementor attack and the subsequent expulsion, and their reactions to it -- does not need to be particularly shippy

Reign: Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots/Francis De Valois, shippy fic that ignores season 2 completely. Ideally no mention of the Bash debacle

The Americans: Philip Jennings/Elizabeth Jennings. Basically anything
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Pouncy: BSG - Pornzmanywaters on March 27th, 2015 12:57 am (UTC)
Marvel Cinematic Universe: Darcy Lewis and Clint, Steve, Bruce or Bucky, slow burn or hilarious crack
Star Trek (2009): Gaila/Scotty
super_tricie341super_tricie341 on March 28th, 2015 04:07 am (UTC)
My friend...I have you covered on the Darcy recs, never fear :3
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raktajinos: bonnieraktajinos on March 27th, 2015 02:44 am (UTC)
Vampire Diaries, Elena Gilbert/Damon Salvatore
Vampire Diaries, Caroline Forbes/Klaus Michaelson

I'm new to the Vampire Diaries fandom, so I'd love reccs for these ships, especially the E/D to just help me sort through the sheer MASS of fic there is for them :P

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argentum_ls on March 27th, 2015 04:15 am (UTC)
Vampire Diaries, Tyler Lockwood&/any

Highlander crossovers that aren't on AO3, any pairing except Duncan/Methos
slr2moons: pretty ladyslr2moons on March 27th, 2015 06:03 am (UTC)
Naruto: Kino Sakura/Uzumaki Naruto. I've read a lot of Naruto fic, but I can't remember reading a single one for Sakura/Naruto. Fix it for me? :D I finished canon, no need to worry about spoilers.

HP: Hermione Granger/Harry Potter. I'd rather Ginny and Ron not be thrown under the Knightbus, so to speak. I haven't read much of this pairing, so consider all Hr/H fics as reccable. :3

Inuyasha: Higurashi Kagome/Sesshoumaru. I've read a LOT of this ship. If you know of recently posted fics or undiscovered gems (particularly outside of AO3), I'd love to see them.
Lisaozqueen on March 27th, 2015 08:59 am (UTC)
White Collar - any het pairings. I'm not really into Neal/Peter or Neal/Elizabeth/Peter, so just finding some het would be great.

Once Upon a Time - Sheriff Graham/Emma Swan

MCU - Natasha Romanoff/Steve Rogers. Happy for something not particularly shippy so long as it explores their partnership dynamic.
redbrunja: the avengers | hey sailorredbrunja on March 27th, 2015 12:25 pm (UTC)
MCU - Natasha Romanoff/Steve Rogers. Happy for something not particularly shippy so long as it explores their partnership dynamic.

I'm going to use the comments to kind a cheat and rec myself and a friend really fast:

almost platonic but totally not dynamic exploration:


and a fic I wrote for them:

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hiddencait: karl fanfictionhiddencait on March 27th, 2015 03:48 pm (UTC)
Teen Wolf - Derek Hale in ANY kind of healthy (key is HEALTHY - safe/sane/consensual is key) relationship with a female. (Hell, I know this is a romantic rec specifically, but I'd even be happy with friendship or family fic at this point. The poor boy really needs a break.) Pairing-wise though, I like Derek Hale/Alison Argent, Derek Hale/Kira Yukimura, and Derek Hale/Lydia Martin. Random crossovers are also welcome - just let him have a positive experience out of the whole thing. Also, no incest for this fandom please.

The Labyrinth - Jareth Goblin King/Sarah Williams - Looking for long plotty fic with Sarah preferably aged up. The badass non-victim Sarah we saw in the film, please!

MCU - Darcy Lewis/anyone but Loki - fun crossovers or AUs
Vicky: [OuaT] Regina/Robin - Chucklesvickysg1 on March 27th, 2015 05:45 pm (UTC)
Murdoch Mysteries - Julia Ogden/William Murdoch (Although I'm pretty sure I've read anything that's out there, maybe I missed something.)

Once upon a time - Regina Mills/Robin Hood. Mainly because Outlaw Queen needs more love on het_reccers.

Stargate Atlantis - Elizabeth Weir/John Sheppard. Recent fics only, please.
Gramma Lunacylanalucy on April 1st, 2015 05:20 am (UTC)
If you find somewhereapart/someonethatiamnot on tumblr, she writes OQ pretty exclusively right now. It's not my bag, but she's an excellent writer, and she follows others who also write OQ.
Alice Ayres: Kuro: Ciel & Lizzieeevilalice on March 27th, 2015 08:02 pm (UTC)
Jane the Virgin: anything basically. I love the show but haven't looked for fic yet.

Pretty Little Liars: I love Hanna Marin/Caleb Rivers, but am interested in other het ships, excluding Aria Montgomery/Ezra Fitz and Spencer Hastings/Toby Cavanagh. I would die for some Ashely Marin/Jason Dilaurentis.

More generally, I'm on a bit of a love/hate bender. So, your favorite fics where the characters are in a love/hate relationship!
blithersblithers on March 28th, 2015 01:12 am (UTC)
The Vision of Escaflowne, Hitomi Kanzaki/Van Fanel, anything and everything, I've been thinking a lot about this show again recently and I've only read a couple randomly clicked fics for it, any suggestions?

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Sweet Dee Reynolds/Charlie Kelly, PLEASE TELL ME THERE IS AMAZING FIC FOR THESE TWO? (obligatory gif link)
Lisaozqueen on March 28th, 2015 01:36 am (UTC)
omg I'm so far behind on It's Always Sunny, so I haven't seen any of that, but that looks like THE HOTTEST THING EVER, how are Charlie and Dee making me feeeeel these things when they're both so hilariously ridiculous ♥

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