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22 July 2015 @ 03:13 pm
"Blood, Coffee, & Motor Oil" by underwater_owl Explicit  
Fandom Category: Mad Max: Fury Road
Pairing: Furiosa/Max Rockatansky
Fic Title: "Blood, Coffee, & Motor Oil"
Author: underwater_owl
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4025509/chapters/9049489
Rating/Warning(s): Explicit
Word Count/WIP?: Complete at 41100 words with also complete sequel Before, Since, and After of 45655 and a bonus one-shot
Recced By: hiddencait

Why This Must Be Read: This is possibly my favorite story (and/or series) in the Mad Max: Fury Road fandom thus far (which considering I've bookmarked like a crazy person is saying quite a lot). Considering how much I LOVED the postapocalypse setting for the Mad Max movies, I really didn't expect an AU to take the top spot for me, let alone a coffee shop AU (Now, I heart coffee shop AU's like whoa, but for Mad Max? I didn't buy it before I read it. I learned better LOL.). But I gotta be honest, this fic is flat out amazing. The characterizations are spot on with everything from the setting to Furiosa & Max's former and current occupations and backstories to the way Joe is handled to the Interceptor (Oh my heart the Interceptor!). Just everything made me fall desperately for this fic. BTW, there is definitely some heavy angsty content, but considering the source material, it definitely felt in character for the series as a whole.

And the sex scenes. Oh sweet fluffy lord the sex scenes. The story had a realistic feeling slow build that led to gloriously hot sex with a side of kick that shows up later on in the series (check warnings for the specific kinks involved, of course, though they really worked in the story for me).

Basically, you should read it. And you should read it. You all should read it. Just be prepared to set aside the time to read it all in one sitting. I didn't want to stop which made it really painful to have started the story on my lunch break. LOL
blithersblithers on July 22nd, 2015 08:32 pm (UTC)
You know, I've been eyeing this fic, but I haven't read it yet because normally modern AUs (and a coffee shop AU specifically for a canon like Mad Max) aren't my thing. But... I think you've convinced me to give it a shot, because whoa, that sounds great.
hiddencaithiddencait on July 22nd, 2015 08:35 pm (UTC)
I actually love AUs, but really wasn't sure how I felt about it for Mad Max specifically, either. But even from the first chapter I was hooked and seriously it's so so WORTH it. I hope you enjoy it - you'll have to let me know what you think!
redbrunja: fury road | redemptionredbrunja on July 24th, 2015 12:06 am (UTC)
Same. What convinced me to click was the detail that Furiosa was a MECHANIC and not a barista, and boy, am I glad I decided to give this fic a try.
jenncattjenncatt on July 22nd, 2015 08:43 pm (UTC)
Yay, more Fury Road recs (I'm reading so many of these at the moment, I haven't had time to look for new ones for a while).

I could be wrong but it looks like the tumblr version of this rec links to a different fic (Orbit, which is also awesome but definitely not a coffee shop AU)?
blithersblithers on July 22nd, 2015 08:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, strange - I'm fixing the post on tumblr right now!
blithersblithers on July 22nd, 2015 08:54 pm (UTC)
Okay, that's fixed now. Thank you for the heads up!
hiddencaithiddencait on July 22nd, 2015 09:02 pm (UTC)
I somehow had the wrong link, but I edited it right away. It must not have transferred the edit for some reason. Weird!
Katherine Joy Summersstars_inthe_sky on July 22nd, 2015 09:27 pm (UTC)
It depends when IFTTT pulls from the LJ RSS feed—sometimes it's near-immediate, sometimes it takes a bit. We can always fix the cross-post if the correction doesn't transfer, though, just let us know!
hiddencaithiddencait on July 22nd, 2015 09:03 pm (UTC)
The Fury Road fandom has had some GREAT fics! Totally glad to share.
jaq_of_spadesjaq_of_spades on July 22nd, 2015 10:08 pm (UTC)
This was about the third fic I read in this fandom, and it blew me away. Truly impressive job bringing the MMFR dynamics into an alternative universe; very real and loving and respectful of these incredible characters. Beautifully written, too.

hiddencaithiddencait on July 23rd, 2015 12:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah it's still definitely one of my faves. I'm hoping the author will do more one shots or another series.
redbrunja: fury road | we are not thingsredbrunja on July 24th, 2015 12:07 am (UTC)
Your mouth to god's ears.
redbrunja: fury road | fire & bloodredbrunja on July 24th, 2015 12:05 am (UTC)
ISN'T THIS FIC AMAZING? It was one of the first fics I've read for this fandom, and it totally spoiled me.