[identity profile] rosaxx50.livejournal.com
Day 24 - A crossover pairing fic.

Fandom Category: Doctor Who/Firefly
Pairing: Rose Tyler/Malcolm Reynolds
Fic Title: Passing the Years Among the Stars
Author: [livejournal.com profile] jessicaqueen
Link: http://jessicaqueen.livejournal.com/185549.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13. Implied character deaths.
Genre: Drama
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: "Me? I’ve always been more about the journey. She’s a ship that flies and she has a captain who clearly loves her enough to keep her that way. The rest is just dressin’."

Firely and Doctor Who is a relatively common crossover choice. This pairing isn't, but this story makes me ache for what could be. Set after Journey's End and Serenity (the film), Rose finds herself on Serenity, and meets the captain. It's wonderfully intriguing to see two damaged souls as they get to know each other.

Excerpt )
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[personal profile] endeni
* Day 01 - A fic for your current favorite ship.

Fandom Category: Doctor Who
Pairing: River Song/The Doctor
Fic Title: Timeless Dreams
Author: musedepandora AKA cinderbella333
Link: http://www.whofic.com/viewstory.php?sid=40274 or http://cinderbella333.livejournal.com/60680.html
Rating/Warning(s): All Ages, None
Genre: Alternate Universe, Romance
WIP?: No
Why This Must Be Read:
Summary: "Every story is his story." A retelling of the Doctor and River Song's romance with magic and iPads.

A dreamy, magical AU that wonderfully shows the epic, mythical nature of Doctor/River. Terrific writing.

Days 2-12 and 14-31 )
[identity profile] caitriona-3.livejournal.com
Not my usual type of pairing, but there is just something about these two broken souls.

Fandom Category: Firefly
Pairing: River Tam/Mal Reynolds
Fandom #: 8
Special Recs: 31-33

Fic Title: Never Go Back
Author: hereswith
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2926376/1/Never_Go_Back
Rating/Warning(s): K+/T
Genre: Drama/Romance
WIP?: No

Special Rec #: 31

Why This Must Be Read: Multi-chapter - mostly River-centric ficlets - which charts the course of a relationship between them. It's not all angst and hard edges; it's not all fluff and cotton candy. It is a fairly realistic roller coaster of a relationship being built - between the reasons they shouldn't be together, the people who all have opinions, and the plain old dangers of life.

dTigeas a damhsa dom )

I Am Not An Illusion )
[identity profile] charlottetrips.livejournal.com
(Getting this in just in time!)

Fandom: Firefly
Pairing: Inara Serra/Mal Reynolds, The Companion and the Captain


Blurb and Recs under the cut )
[identity profile] blithers.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Firefly
Pairing: Inara Serra/Malcolm Reynolds
Fic Title: Essential
Author: FayJay
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4716
Rating/Warning(s): R
Genre: Angst
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: This is a gorgeously written short scene, capturing Inara's thoughts after sleeping with Mal for the first time, and it's lush and clear-eyed and terribly sexy. I love Mal and Inara, but their relationship is so mired in angst (and much of the fanfiction written about them reflects that) that I love this story in particular for having the barest sheen of hope over top while still being perfectly characterized and achingly true to their complicated relationship.
[identity profile] pirateveronica.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Firefly
Pairing: River Tam/Jayne Cobb
Fic Title:Necessary Maintenance
Author: imaginary_golux (on DW)
Link: http://oxoniensis.dreamwidth.org/46205.html?thread=7084413
Rating/Warning(s): a heavy PG13/light R
Genre: drabble, romance, sexual content
WIP?: nope

Why This Must Be Read: I have never read a story that so perfectly and beautifully explains a relationship in quite so few words. This tiny story captures everything that you've wondered about Jayne/River; that sense of oddness and wonder that you feel while watching the show, the huh, maybe moment when you think about them as a couple.

This! This story is that. It captures everything and presents it in a metaphor that is so unbelievably perfect. It explores why Jayne would be interested in River, and how everyone would react to them, and how he wouldn't care.

It's completely in character. You don't have a suddenly super-sentimental Jayne, but the real Jayne will all his roughness.

Its perfect. Go read it.

note: this was written for the pornbattle, but its really not porn.
[identity profile] blithers.livejournal.com
Well, today is my last day as your special reccer. I had a great time doing this, and I hope you've enjoyed it as well! Since I get a bonus leap-year day to rec this month (and, to quote 30 Rock, nothing that happens on leap day counts!), I thought I'd do something a little different today and recommend some of my favorite crossover stories.

'The Ivory Horn' by kaydeefalls - His Dark Materials/Chronicles of Narnia )

'Smash It (Zombies and Time Lords Remix)' by golden_orange - Spaced/Doctor Who )

'A How-To Guide to Love and Marriage, for People Who Hate Both' by boombangbing - Big Bang Theory/Wizards of Waverly Place )

'What Happens on Vega$ Stays on Vega$' by yahtzee - Moonlighting/Lost/Firefly/Harry Potter )

'Shirley the Vampire Slayer' by htbthomas - Community/Buffy the Vampire Slayer )

'Go and Catch a Falling Star' by hollimichele - Lord Peter Wimsey/Doctor Who )
[identity profile] red-b-rackham.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Lost, The Office
Pairing: Kate/Jack, Shannon/Boone, Shannon/Sayid, Claire/Charlie, Claire/Sawyer, Sawyer/Ana, Sun/Jin, Jim/Pam
Author: bebitched
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1079031/bebitched
Rating: G - hard R
Genre: Angst, Romance, Humor, Drama, Horror, Tragedy
Why This Must Be Read: One of my absolute fav authors, especially for Lost fics. The fics are consistently compelling and incredibly well-characterized, with amazing imagery. Several of them are achingly raw, and everything is just so fantasically well written - these are fics are have to re-read every once in a while because they set the bar so high on quality. Love, love so much!

2 more under the cut )
[identity profile] sandystarr88.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Firefly
Pairing: Zoe Washburne/Hoban Washburne
Fic Title: five stages of grief that zoe washburne never/probably/definitely went through (or, an elegy for a pilot)
Author: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Link: http://biggrstaffbunch.livejournal.com/47395.html
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17 / sex, spoilers for Serenity
Genre: Angst, Romance
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 23/30

Why This Must Be Read: Because like so many fans I was gutted by Serenity, and what happened to Wash. This is a painful piece about loss and picking yourself back up again, and as Zoe mourns her husband there is sadness, bitterness, but also hope.

Excerpt )
[identity profile] stars-inthe-sky.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Firefly
Pairing: Kaylee Frye / Simon Tam
Fic Title: Machination
Author: philomel
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/276697
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Genre: Romance, character study
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: There's a lot of Simon/Kaylee UST in the world, from a lot of perspectives. This is one of the good ones, from Kaylee's. It's also a lovely character study and a look at how our favorite mechanic sees the world.
[identity profile] hiddencait.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Firefly/Chronicles of Riddick
Pairing: River/Riddick
Fic Title: The Firefly Chronicles
Author: dayzejane
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/564946 4/1/The_Firefly_Chronicles
Rating/Warning(s): M for violence and some sexuality - basically the things you'd expect from combining these two fandoms
Genre: Action/Adventure and Sci-Fi
WIP?: Yes

Why This Must Be Read: First off if you like either of these two fandoms, I can say you will probably enjoy this. Dayzejane does an incredible job of keeping the tone and feel of both universes even while mostly occupying the FireflyVerse. This is basically a re-write of the entire series based on the assumption that Riddick got on board in episode one instead of Book. Though, don't worry - Book does show up eventually. And neither does DayzeJane only stick to the show - she adds in believable interludes and "lost episodes" and all in all builds a fantastic new picture of the 'Verse.

There's a ton of really fantastic gen and secondary shipper moments, as there would always be within Firefly, but the meat of this story's shipping is River/Riddick with all sorts of twists and turns there in (btw, she does up the ages just a smidge so River is legal - just in case you were worried). River is every bit as feng le as you'd expect her to be at the beginning of Firefly, but the introduction of Riddick into her worldview brings quite a few changes in her stability and her trust in her gifts.

Just all around an addictive read. Don't expect to finish this quick though: I took the epic/long story challenge to heart. No really - thus far she's written through "Heart of Gold" and is at oh... 84 chapters and over 600,000 words. Yes I did type the correct amount of zeroes.

Epic I tell you.
[identity profile] moonknife.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Firefly
Pairing: River/Jayne
Fic Title: Our Mrs. Cobb
Author: Amber
Link: http://green-amberjade.livejournal.com/98505.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Romance, Humor
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: This delightful story just *nails* River and Jayne, and if you've never thought to yourself, "River and Jayne = Perfect," this fic will change your mind. Starts from "Our Mrs. Reynolds" and tracks the rest of the show through the film. Premise: what if Mal wasn't the only one who woke up with a hangover and a wife?

Sample dialogue to convince you further:

"She can knit? Cook? Fabricate fantastic bedtime stories about boy wizards? Brush her hair? Play jacks?" River numbered the items off on her fingers.

Jayne perked up. Perhaps he might keep her after all. "You can do all that?"

"She can play Jacks," River offered sheepishly.
[identity profile] stars-inthe-sky.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Firefly
Pairing: Nandi/Malcolm Reynolds
Fic Title: The Hours in Between
Author: Maystone
Link: http://firefly.populli.org/archive/3/hoursin.shtml
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Romance, character study
WIP?: Complete

Why This Must Be Read: In a brief but richly detailed fic, Maystone gives us a conversation between Mal and Nandi in the time between his seeing her guns and running into Inara the following morning.  The character voices are brutally honest and true, and the author does a fine job of understanding Mal's attraction to Nandi despite his feelings for Inara.

Mods, there's no Nandi tag. Pity.

Mods, you are awesomely fast at resolving lack-of-tag situations and I acknowledge your wonderfulness.

[identity profile] stars-inthe-sky.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Firefly
Pairing: YoSaffBridge/Malcolm Reynolds
Fic Title: Careless
Author: [livejournal.com profile] dirty_diana
Link: http://nsp-ficathon.livejournal.com/2773.html
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17
Genre: Three things, not-really romance
WIP?: No
Why This Must Be Read: Hot, fast, and unexpected is exactly what a fic should be when it concerns the ongoing trysts of Captain Tightpants and Our Mrs. Reynolds. And "Careless" is all that and then some. Yum.
[identity profile] sinverguenza.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Firefly
Pairing: River Tam/Jayne Cobb
Fic Title: The Whole of the Thing
Author: dyce
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3258770/1/The_Whole_Of_The_Thing
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Romance
WIP?: Completed one-shot
Special Rec: 12/31

Why This Must Be Read: this pretty, quick fic is such a nice introduction to river/jayne. some may struggle with the motivation for these two to happen, and i think the talented writer dyce frames it in a lovely way.
[identity profile] stars-inthe-sky.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Firefly
Pairing: Inara Serra/Malcolm Reynolds
Fic Title: Facing It
Author: [livejournal.com profile] edenbound
Link: http://edenbound.livejournal.com/648880.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: One-shot, romance
WIP?: Complete

Why This Must Be Read: A short-but-sweet little fic is [livejournal.com profile] edenbound's apparent specialty, and with good reason. In one short scene, we get a detailed glimpse of life on Serenity post-Serenity and witness a brief but pivotal conversation between Mal and Inara. The characterization is beautifully clear despite the length, and the outcome is just perfect.
[identity profile] kyra-gm.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Firefly
Pairing: River Tam/Jayne Cobb
Fic Title: Two Gorram Days
Author: http://www.fanfiction.net/u/337798/Dyce
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3272960/1/Two_Gorram_Days
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Humor, Friendship
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 16 of 31

Why This Must Be Read: 

Jayne and River spend two days alone in Serenity. That's all you need to know. Sweet and amazing story. It's more a frienship fic than a romance. It's Jayne kinda accepting and tolerating and even liking River. The author does a wonderful job at showing the evolution of their relationship. Beautiful piece.
 


[identity profile] redbrunja.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Firefly
Pairing: Inara Serra/Malcolm Reynolds
Fic Title: Fade Into Intention
Author: brynnmck
Link: http://brynnmck.livejournal.com/28296.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Romance, one-shot.
WIP?: No.
Special Rec: 17 of 21

Why This Must Be Read: Decent Inara/Mal fics are rare. Exquiste Inara/Mal, that dives into Inara head and portrays the graceful and intricate way she is inextricably bound to Serenity and Serenity's crew... basically, there's only this fic. Also, the last line is like getting sliced with a knife, it's so perfect and painful.

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