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Here we go - a whole month in one post. There's a few days missing because I just didn't have anything good enough to rec or because everything in that category was already on the site.

The tags are gonna be madness!

Day 01 - A fic for your current favorite ship )

Day 02 - A fic for your very first ship )

Day 03 - A fic for UST )

Day 04 - A fic that demonstrates how a pairing with little canon romantic chemistry/interaction can totally work )

Day 05 - A fic with the best kiss/sex scene )

Day 06 - A fic with the most heartbreaking scene )

...and the rest )
[identity profile] rosaxx50.livejournal.com
Day 17 - A short fic.

Fandom Category: The Vampire Diaries
Pairing: Elena Gilbert/Stefan Salvatore
Fic Title: Words on the Page
Author: [livejournal.com profile] a_white_rain
Link: Words on the Page
Rating/Warning(s): All audiences.
Genre: Character study.
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: The stories everyone wanted Elena to have, the story that she wanted, and the story she got.

In just a few sentences each, [livejournal.com profile] a_white_rain managed to get everyone's POV on Elena in the show, and it is beautiful and heartbreaking. It's just under 500 words, so definitely spare a minute to read it!
[identity profile] rosaxx50.livejournal.com
Day 06 - A fic with the most heartbreaking scene.

Fandom Category: The Vampire Diaries (TV)
Pairing: Elena Gilbert/Damon Salvatore
Fic Title: and the world spins madly on
Author: [livejournal.com profile] youcallitwinter
Link: and the world spins madly on
Rating/Warning(s): pg-13. Slight sexuality.
Genre: Angst
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: In approximately 400 words, this fic gave me more feelings for Damon/Elena than the entire show had, up until that point. There's a lot of understated grief and reading between the lines that works better than me than overblown scenes. Set after 2x22, this is now AU, but still packs a punch.

An excerpt )
[identity profile] sandystarr88.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: The Vampire Diaries
Pairing: Bonnie Bennett/Elijah Mikaelson
Fic Title: Motives
Author: Noisca
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8003430/1/Motives
Rating/Warning(s): T / violence, spoilers for 3.15
Genre: Romance, Drama
WIP?: Yes

Why This Must Be Read: One of the things I've always loved about fandom are the stories, and fanworks for the characters that don't really interact all the much in canon. If you think of a pairing it probably exists, and one day as luck would have it I thought about Elijah and Bonnie, and I wondered if anyone had written it, and sure enough I stumbled upon this gem. Bonnie and Elijah are two such wonderful characters who unfortunately haven't as much as acknowledged each other on the show, but this author has used all that potential and has written this amazing piece. After the events of All My Children Elijah takes it upon himself to gain Bonnie's forgiveness, while she does all she can do to ignore him. The chemistry between these two is just wow; you will not regret giving this one a try.

Excerpt )
[identity profile] sandystarr88.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: The Vampire Diaries
Pairing: Caroline Forbes/Klaus Mikaelson
Fic Title: for here live none but the sly
Author: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7936926/1/for-here-live-none-but-the-sly
Rating/Warning(s): T / violence, mentions of past abuse
Genre: Angst
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This was the pairing and the story that instantly jumped into my head when I saw what the first theme was going to be. I've been reading Klaus/Caroline almost non-stop for the past few months and in that time I've read a lot of good stories, but what sets this one apart from the bunch is how this author writes Klaus. It's so easy for writers to give into the impulse to soften Klaus's edges, but there is a darkness in this author's Klaus that never goes away, and Caroline is all too aware of it. The ending of this piece is just perfect, and one of my all time favorites in fandom.

Excerpt )
[identity profile] caitriona-3.livejournal.com
Made it!! 30 fandoms and 98 recs! (It would have been over 100, but some of them were recced in the Ship Manifesto or before I got to the particular fandom. I'm trying not to duplicate - hopefully I've been somewhat successful.) I hope everyone has enjoyed the month and gotten some new fics to read. Here is my last fandom for my special month.

Fandom Category: Vampire Diaries
Pairing: Bonnie Bennett/Damon Salvatore (using the TV name for Bonnie to keep things simple, but the first rec is from the book-verse)
Fandom #: 30
Special Recs: 96-98

Fic Title: Bloodlust
Author: Evilgoddss
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2724259/1/Bloodlust
Rating/Warning(s): K+/T - BOOKVERSE, not from the TV show
Genre: Adventure, Drama
WIP?: No

Special Rec #: 96

Why This Must Be Read: Three years after Klaus was dealt with and Damon chose to leave, most of the group decided to travel. There was one person left behind; one person who was not invited. Abandoned, her visions ignored, Bonnie must deal with a new evil taking root in Fells Church. Alone. At least until Damon saunters back into town. I liked this story. In the books, Elena made me want to grit my teeth with her attitude, but Bonnie was a fun, lovely character. The last scene between her and Damon in the book makes this story believable for me. And its nice to see Damon getting the chance to be the hero instead of Stefan.

Second Verse, Same as the First )

Ruin )
[identity profile] sandystarr88.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: The Vampire Diaries
Pairing: Caroline Forbes/Klaus Mikaelson
Fic Title: the guilty ones
Author: grim grace
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7827237/1/the_guilty_ones
Rating/Warning(s): T / none
Genre: Romance, Alternate Universe
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This story takes away the one major roadblock that has kept Caroline from giving Klaus a chance on the show. He's Klaus. The Original, the Hybrid, the villain. But here, this author has taken all that baggage away and Caroline falls for Klaus without knowing he's in fact Klaus. This is one of those stories that will hook you in, and I highly recommend it.

Excerpt )
[identity profile] wigbee71583.livejournal.com
Fandom Category:The Vampire Diaries

1.Pairing:Elena Gilbert/Elijah Mikaelson
Fic Title: Between Two Points
Author: samanthabreathes
Link:Here
Rating/Warning(s):Teen, Graphic Depictions of Violence, Major Charater Death
Genre:Romance, Family
WIP?:Yes

Why This Must Be Read:Just like at the end of season three, Elena gets turned by Dr. Fell. She gave Elena vampire blood to help heal her from the cerebral hemorrhage that no one knew she had. Elena has no clue that she has vampire blood in her system when she drinks the exlir that will end her life. Due to a bunch of voice messages, Elijah realizes that Elena is dying and takes Jeremy with him on a road trip to help Elena. I love that Elena becomes more proactive and ends her life on her own terms instead of Rebekah forcing her hand. I can' t wait to see where this story goes. Elijah teaching Elena to become a vampire is one of the things I wanted most on the show. The family bond between Jeremy and Elena as being shown as just as important as the sibling bond between Damon and Stefan, and Klaus, Rebekah, and Elijah makes me happy and I can't wait to see what happens next between Elena/Jeremy, Elena/Elijah, and Elijah/Jeremy. Plus, I love roadtrip fics which it seems like the three of them are on.

2.Pairing:Elena Gilbert/Elijah Mikaelson
Fic Title: Liaison
Author:Albion19
Link:Here
Rating/Warning(s):Mature
Genre:Romance/Angst
WIP?:No

Why This Must Be Read: I love the slow realistic build up between Elena and Elijah. None of their interaction feels like it is just there to make them become a couple faster than they would otherwise. I love how you deal with all the other characters in this story. The plot of this story could easily been on the show. Slow plotty fics are my weakness, and this definately hit all my buttons. I also love that you touched on Elijah and Tatia in this story. It felt like something that would be brought up between them. Elena is a copy of a copy of the woman that Elijah first loved. That has to be strange for both of them.

under the cut )
[identity profile] shipperjunkie.livejournal.com

“I know you want to stop it; protect her from it. But you’re young, you don’t see what I see.
It’s not just that she makes him a better person, and she does.  But he changes her too.  
Damon challenges her, surprises her. He makes her question her life, beliefs.  
Stefan is different.  His love is pure and he’ll always be good for her.
Damon is either the best thing for her, or the worst.”

Rose to Jeremy, 3x19

Blurb and Recs under the cut, along with several GIFs and spoilers for S3 )
[identity profile] badboy-fangirl.livejournal.com
Fandom: The Vampire Diaries
Pairing: Caroline Forbes/Stefan Salvatore


[all graphics created by the illustrious [livejournal.com profile] crowandfog]


Blurb and Recs under the cut )
[identity profile] lady-leia-solo.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: The Vampire Diaries (TV verse)
Pairing: Bonnie Bennett/Damon Salvatore
Fic Title: Anger Management
Author: Breeeauna at Fanfiction.net
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7576468/1/Anger_Management
Rating/Warning(s): M/ There's a lot of sex
Genre: Romance/Humor
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This was my first Bamon fic and I instantly loved it. Bonnie has been having trouble controlling her magic after certain events in her life and Damon of all people decides to help. It's 50,000 words, which is a lot more than I usually read (Drabbles FTW), but it honestly didn't feel like it. I finished it in a few hours. It sucks you in!

First time posting, hope I did everything right ^___^
[identity profile] waltzmatildah.livejournal.com
Fandom Category | The Vampire Diaries
Pairing | (Katerina Petrova|Katherine Pierce)/Elijah Michaelson
Fic Title | But Still, Like Dust, I’ll Rise
Author | [livejournal.com profile] duca_valentino
Link | http://duca-valentino.livejournal.com/2432.html
Rating/Warning(s) | PG13/None
Genre | Drama
WIP? | Yes (there is one of three parts currently posted, but don’t let that put you off because, this is that good and I've just heard that part two should be posted tonight. Hee.)
Special Rec | 28/?

Why This Must Be Read | There is very little Katerina Petrova fic in this fandom full stop. Even less Katerina Petrova fic that is as flaw-free as this one. This author truly does justice to Katerina’s past and to how her life pre-becoming a vampire has shaped the Katherine Pierce that we get today. I feel like [livejournal.com profile] duca_valentino has taken all my fiercely held beliefs about this character and woven them into fic. Also, her Elijah is awesome as well. Later, her mother fades into the white of the mists and Katerina presses her fingers, very lightly, against the glass of her window, traces the shape of her mother through the pale hush of her own breath.
[identity profile] waltzmatildah.livejournal.com
Fandom Category | The Vampire Diaries
Pairing | Caroline Forbes/Damon Salvatore
Fic Title | Elegy, in C Minor
Author | [livejournal.com profile] unoshot
Link | http://unoshot.livejournal.com/6807.html
Rating/Warning(s) | PG/Mild gore and implied sex
Genre | Angst. Future fic
WIP? | No
Special Rec | 25/?

Why This Must Be Read | It takes a deft hand to pull off this combination in a way that doesn't completely ignore their troubled past, but also doesn't necessarily dwell on it either. [livejournal.com profile] unoshot handles it perfectly in this perfect future!fic of perfection. Caroline flashes to high school, suddenly -- sixty years and a lifetime ago, and she was seventeen and he was an asshole, and some things never change.

Fandom Category | The Vampire Diaries
Pairing | Elena Gilbert/Damon Salvatore
Fic Title | Midnight Snack
Author | [livejournal.com profile] bluesuzanne
Link | http://beforeshefolds.livejournal.com/8451.html
Rating/Warning(s) | PG/None
Genre | Romance. Angst
WIP? | No
Special Rec | 26/?

Why This Must Be Read | Show Damon/Elena do NOT work for me, but in fic, and in the hands of a select few TVD writers, there is no better combination. This is a relatively short one-shot that doesn't glamorise what they are, it's raw and real and perfect. Elena remembers when a real romance was something out of a storybook – no, the idea didn’t seem ironic then. It seemed like the sort of thing you wait a lifetime for - a small town, a sad girl, the soulful eyes of a stranger.

Fandom Category | The Vampire Diaries
Pairing | Elena Gilbert/Damon Salvatore
Fic Title | Where The Moon Has Been Sweating
Author | [livejournal.com profile] jane_wanderlust
Link | http://jane-wanderlust.livejournal.com/37187.html
Rating/Warning(s) | PG/None
Genre | AU
WIP? | No
Special Rec | 27/?

Why This Must Be Read | This is an AU where Damon was the brother Elena met first. And [livejournal.com profile] jane_wanderlust is a genius. The end. But nothing quite happens, and nothing quite changes; but she guesses that’s how it goes now. That’s what it’s like when her world’s been split open, and she’s left with empty fists.
[identity profile] waltzmatildah.livejournal.com
Fandom Category | The Vampire Diaries
Pairing | Katherine Pierce/Damon Salvatore
Fic Title | Put On Their Sunday Best
Author | emilyenrose
Link | http://archiveofourown.org/works/131714
Rating/Warning(s) | NC-17/None
Genre | If HBIC were a genre, this fic would be it
WIP? | No
Special Rec | 23/?

Why This Must Be Read | This is Katherine Pierce at her most manipulative best. This girl is my flawless queen and her characterisation in this is to die for. It starts a little slow, I'll be honest. But once Katherine's on the scene, you completely forget the shaky Damon-centric beginnings... "Well, that was fun," she said. "I had forgotten how romantic you get."

Fandom Category | The Vampire Diaries
Pairing | Katherine Pierce/Stefan Salvatore
Fic Title | Rattles Against Its Cage
Author | Lint
Link | http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7000789/1/
Rating/Warning(s) | M/Violence
Genre | Angst
WIP? | No
Special Rec | 24/?

Why This Must Be Read | This is a really interesting take on Katherine. It's told from her POV and examines her relationship with Stefan. There's a particular line, I'll quote it because it's not integral to the plot, but I think it sums her up perfectly in this... It's almost sickening to think he prefers you this way. I think this really neatly ties up how Katherine is in love with the idea of Stefan; with the chase and not necessarily with the reality. Which I think is a canon concept, tbh (others may disagree with me).
[identity profile] shipperjunkie.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Vampire Diaries
Pairing: Damon/Elena
Fic Title: Breaking Point
Author: CreepingMuse
Link: ff.net
Rating/Warning(s): M
Genre: Angsty/Porny
WIP?: yes, but updates frequently

Why This Must Be Read:

Elena goes to Damon to learn how to resist and/or get around compulsion. It's a very interesting idea that gets fleshed out in more ways than one. The first chapter or so you may think meh, but it gets better and better as the chapters progress.

Excerpt:

And Damon loved her. He loved her enough to destroy her, to burn away her weaknesses and rebuild her, piece by piece, into a newly forged creature that was stronger, wiser, better than she'd been before. He loved her enough to hurt her, to be constant and unwavering in his love, even when she hated him for it. He loved her enough to stay with her, to fight with her and for her against whatever the Originals could dish out. His love was brutal, his love was terrifying, but his love was real.

~

Fandom Category: Vampire Diaries
Pairing: Damon/Elena
Fic Title: You Never Call Me When You're Sober
Author: [livejournal.com profile] fallinangelz21
Link: lj
Rating/Warning(s):  R
Genre:  ANGST
WIP?:  One Shot, complete

Why This Must Be Read:

Written by the author of Self-Inflicted Wounds, this is a delicious piece of angst set post-3x15. Elena shows up in the middle of the night and gets more than a little drunk, but Damon's Over It.

Excerpt:

Damon grinned as Elena made her way back to the couch and sank heavily to the floor. Whomever had said jealousy was an ugly trait had never seen Elena Gilbert in this particular shade of green. It was gloriously satisfying to watch her fume as she carefully refilled her glass. He hadn’t sought Rebekah out specifically to get her into bed. He actually hadn’t sought her out at all, but it was turning into the one-night-stand that kept on giving and he couldn’t resist exploiting it further. Waiting until she brought the crystal tumbler to her lips and took a drink, he said nonchalantly. “She’s upstairs.”

Elena sputtered on her mouthful of scotch, shooting him a wide-eyed look of alarm before glaring daggers toward the stairs. Damon let her squirm for a moment, finishing his drink before he smirked. Wiping angrily at the alcohol that had dribbled down her chin, she looked at him accusingly. “You’re a dick.”

[identity profile] shipperjunkie.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Vampire Diaries
Pairing: Damon Salvatore/Elena Gilbert
Fic Title: Between
Author: ThreeJays
Linkff.net
Rating/Warning(s): M
Genre: Angst
WIP?: complete (sequel possible)

Why This Must Be Read: Maybe it's her words. Maybe it's just the satin feel of her fingers against my jaw or the anguish in her eyes. Whatever it is, it's darker than magic and hotter than the sun.

According to the author, this story features Elena/Stefan in theory, but Elena/Damon in action.  This fic is fantastic - the writing is awesome and her Damon POV is pitch-perfect.  This story is angsty, bitter, hot and angry, and just what I wanted to read after the last several episodes.  Truly excellent.
[identity profile] irony-rocks.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Vampire Diaries
Pairing: Elena Gilbert/Stefan Salvatore
Fic Title: keep my issues strong
Author: [livejournal.com profile] torigates
Link: http://torigates.livejournal.com/304370.html
Rating/Warning(s): r for sex
Genre: angst/drama,
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: S3 fic. It was stupid and dangerous, and Elena knew she shouldn’t be doing it, but she had spent so much time over the last year at the Salvatore house whenever she was feeling sad, or lonely, or scared, that she just couldn’t help it. Angsty, hot, wrong, and yet totally in character for both Stefan and Elena.
[identity profile] eldanna.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Vampire Diaries
Pairing: Elena Gilbert/Damon Salvatore (also: Jeremy Gilbert/Bonnie Bennett, Tyler Lockwood/Caroline Forbes, Stefan Salvatore/Katherine Pierce, Stefan Salvatore/Caroline Forbes, and Tyler Lockwood/OFC)
Fic Title: Save by Grace
Author: [livejournal.com profile] badboy_fangirl
Link: Here!
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17 for sex and minor blood play
Genre: Romance/drama
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: This was my first attempt at reading a Vampire Diaries fic. The plot summary grabbed me and once I started reading, there really was no stopping. I didn't predict where the story was going to end up, which is always a nice bonus in fics. I was mostly surprised to find how much I enjoyed Elena/Damon, and I attribute that entirely to how well the author writes. I've still been shipping Elena/Stefan, despite Season 3, but I think that maybe changing now! Elena has a wonderful emotional arch throughout this story and Damon is...well, Damon (of the new and improved variety).

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