?

Log in

No account? Create an account
 
 
27 October 2015 @ 11:18 am
5 trope bingo recs, Marvel/Avengers + 1 Selfie  
I already got bingo but found enough recs for a second row of it, so...bingo redux!

Fandom: Marvel/The Avengers
Pairing: Natasha Romanoff/Clint Barton
Title: I Saw a Fading Fire
Author: geckoholic
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/2904314
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Word Count/WIP?: 5,379
Recced on LiveJournal By: stars_inthe_sky

Trope Bingo square: Friends to lovers

Why This Must Be Read: In this post-apocalyptic AU, Clint and Natasha are pretty much the only two people left alive, and watching them work their way from strangers to trusting each other to the inevitable conclusion is so, so satisfying. Even if it hits you in all the feels. (Sorry not sorry.)

***

Fandom: Marvel/The Avengers
Pairing: Darcy Lewis/Steve Rogers, Pepper Potts/Tony Stark, Jane Foster/Thor Odinson
Title: Dancing in the Dark
Author: nemhaine42
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1178119
Rating/Warning(s): Teen
Word Count/WIP?: 9,265 (complete)
Recced on LiveJournal By: stars_inthe_sky

Trope Bingo square: Pining

Why This Must Be Read: This fic is practically too cute for its own good. I love the premise, I love exactly how Steve finally learns to dance, and I especially love everybody's pulling one over Tony in the process.

***

Fandom: Marvel/The Avengers
Pairing: Natasha Romanoff/James "Bucky" Barnes, Natasha Romanoff/Clint Barton
Title: Fold and Freeze
Author: ssstrychnine
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/2586209
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Word Count/WIP?: 11,432 (complete)
Recced on LiveJournal By: stars_inthe_sky

Trope Bingo square: Cuddling for warmth

Why This Must Be Read: There is actual, literal cuddling for warmth in the middle of this fic, but what I love is how much this story is about this trope in the figurative sense—Natasha and Bucky leaning on each other to feel more human during their years as Soviet operatives and eventual good guys who, in the spy-world parlance, need a little help and human warmth to "come in from the cold".

***

Fandom: Marvel/The Avengers
Pairing: Natasha Romanoff/James "Bucky" Barnes
Title: you got blood on your hands (i think it's my own)
Author: wolfchester
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/2531348
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Word Count/WIP?: 7,644 (complete)
Recced on LiveJournal By: stars_inthe_sky

Trope Bingo square: First time

Why This Must Be Read: There are a lot of first times in this fic, both for Natasha on her own and for her relationship with the once-and-future Winter Soldier...multiplied by the fact that he "meets" her more than once, thanks to memory wipes. There are a lot of stories that trace the pair's relationship from Department X and the Red Room all the way to the present day (believe me, I've read them all and written one myself), but this is one of the best accounts of it.

***

Fandom: Selfie
Pairing: Eliza Dooley/Henry Higgs
Title: the gentleman is not in your books
Author: lady_with_cats
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4973284
Rating/Warning(s): General Audiences
Word Count/WIP?: 4,947
Recced on LiveJournal By: stars_inthe_sky

Trope Bingo square: Romance novel AU

Why This Must Be Read: If it takes any persuasion for you to want to read a Regency-era retelling of the too-beautiful-to-live TV show, you may want to go revisit canon and then think about what you're missing out on. I love that this story is very much about the "Selfie" characters and not just the "My Fair Lady" ones that inspired them, and the whole thing is rendered in a way that feels terrifically in-character despite the period and setting change. Enjoy.
 
 
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
Current Music: "4 Minutes" by Justin Timberlake and Madonna
 
 
 
lady_with_catslady_with_cats on October 30th, 2015 10:09 am (UTC)
Oh my gosh!!! Thank you so much for the rec. :)
Katherine Joy Summersstars_inthe_sky on October 30th, 2015 10:26 am (UTC)
Thank you for such a delightful read :D