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I'm so sorry I have been remiss in my reccing duties! First there was Christmas, and then I caught this fever and it gave me a horrible headache to sit in front of the computer. But I'm back now, on a sped up schedule :D

Fandom Category: Merlin
Pairing: Merlin/Morgana
Fic Title: Just Friends
Author: [livejournal.com profile] dentedsky
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: modern AU, superhero AU
WIP?: No.
Special Rec: 16/20

Why This Must Be Read: Maybe calling this a superhero AU is overselling it because there's not many superheroics going on (it's more of an interesting background detail, really), but it's how I got lured in so I'm dangling in front of you guys as well. This is just a cute story where Morgause sets Morgana up on a series of terrible blind dates, so in true romantic fashion, Morgana realises what she wants is right in front of her. There's no reason to mess with the classics, folks.
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Fandom Category: Supernatural
Pairing: Sam/Jess (Jess/Dean?)
Fic Title: All the Stars May Shine Bright
Author: [livejournal.com profile] niz4
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): r-nc17
Genre: AU
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 15/20

Why This Must Be Read: I went through a horrid addiction to AUs where Jess lived, and this is my favourite. Jess is clearly alluded to as a Wendy-like figure, taking care of her lost boys, filling the gaps between them. It's a tough role: at once, she's mother, sister and lover, but it's clear the boys wouldn't know what to do without her. She's such a strong female character, taking hunting in her stride, and it makes me wish me knew more about her canonically, instead of her simply being Sam's girlfriend who died in the Pilot.
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I feel like I should rec some Christmas fic, but I don't have any of that. In its place, nostalgia fic!

Fandom Category: Calvin & Hobbes
Pairing: Calvin/Susie
Fic Title: Theories About Nuclear Winter
Author: [livejournal.com profile] hollycomb
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): pg13
Genre: futurefic, angst
WIP?: No.
Special Rec: 14/20

Why This Must Be Read: Uh, it's deliciously detailed and heartbreaking Calvin & Hobbes fic? Okay, no, it's also other stuff. While I don't buy much into Calvin being a teen delinquent, this fic has Calvin disillusioned at the world: angry, confused, bored, and his first arrest under his belt. But it wasn't his fault. Really. He starts noticing Susie again, the girl he used to walk to school, and she makes him want to be better. It's a touching story, one of the few to ever hit me on an emotional level, with Calvin trying to be a grown up, even though he's really still a boy, too attached to a soft toy.
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Fandom Category: Firefly
Pairing: Mal/River
Fic Title: Swept Off His Feet
Author: [livejournal.com profile] hereswith
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): R
Genre: one-shot
WIP?: No.
Special Rec: 13/20

Why This Must Be Read: I think Mal/River is a squick for some people, and this fic covers all the reasons why. But it also deftly shows that River isn't just a young girl - she's a young, determined woman who isn't afraid to let people (Mal) know what she wants. With a River as single-minded as this, I don't see Mal lasting long :D
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Fandom Category: Leverage
Pairing: Parker/Eliot
Fic Title: Insomnia
Author: [livejournal.com profile] entangled_now
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): NC17
Genre: PWP
WIP?: No.
Special Rec: 12/20

Why This Must Be Read: Parker and Eliot have sex! My Leverage OTP is unashamedly Hardison/Parker/Eliot, but I am ridic attached to the latter half of the pairing. Also, Parker is so in character, going after what she wants and not paying attention to things like decorum or common decency.
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Fandom Category: Supernatural
Pairing: John/Mary
Fic Title: someday (never comes)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] traveller
Link: here.
Rating/Warning(s): pg-13
Genre: preseries, romance
WIP?: No.
Special Rec: 11/20

Why This Must Be Read: This was written prior to season four, so therefore doesn't contain any of the canon Mary Winchester backstory, but nonetheless it's a rich origin story for the Parents Winchester. It's very much set in a post-Vietnam tone, with John struggling to fit back into a society that doesn't know how to deal with him. John's awkward and standoffish, very much absorbed in his war trauma, so it's Mary who has to take the initiative. A complicated love story told simply; my favourite kind.
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Fandom Category: Greek and Roman Mythology
Pairing: Artemis/Apollo
Fic Title: Small Step For Man
Author: Toft
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17
Genre: relationship study. From the beginning to the end of the world.
WIP?: No.
Special Rec: 10/20

Why This Must Be Read: My favourite mythology fics are ones that portray the gods like mortals, just bigger. These two are twins, with the intertwined destiny that accompanies such a thing. Apollo is callous and Artemis cold, Apollo shallow and material while Artemis is forever chaste. But they are subject to their own flaws, much like humans, and even though they may make mortal mistakes, they will never die.
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Fandom Category: Bones
Pairing: Booth/Brennan
Fic Title: Quick Fix
Author: [livejournal.com profile] jinxwizard
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): G
Genre: one-shot
WIP?: No.
Special Rec: 8/20

Why This Must Be Read: Cute, you guys. It's not specified whether this is an established relationship fic or preship fic, but it doesn't matter. Brennan and Booth being themselves, Brennan with no knowledge of social boundaries and Booth not realising how obviously intertwined they are. Short and sweet, but packs a humorous punch.



Fandom Category: Bones
Pairing: Booth/Brennan
Fic Title: The Conversation in the Car
Author: Yahtzee
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): R
Genre: one-shot
WIP?: No.
Special Rec: 9/20

Why This Must Be Read: Booth and Brennan, finally realising they should have sex. This is the conversation that comes after that (after the realisation, not the sex).
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Fandom Category: Alice (2010 ScyFy mini)
Pairing: Alice/Hatter
Fic Title: Bluebottles
Author: [livejournal.com profile] orange_crushed
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: series coda
WIP?: No.
Special Rec: 7/20

Why This Must Be Read: So happy-making, it's insane. Short and sweet and just left me with a grin on my face.
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Fandom Category: Glee
Pairing: Rachel/Jesse
Fic Title: You Just Might Find
Author: [livejournal.com profile] summerstorm
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: idk, a happy genre?
WIP?: No.
Special Rec: 6/20

Why This Must Be Read: Hilariously in-character. I have a love/hate/hate relationship with Glee, but one character I never waffled back and forth on was Jesse St James. I loved him, even with the way his character was criminally misused and underused in the back nine eps of season one. Jesse sees straight to the charming tackiness of New Directions (and Rachel) and can't help but fall for it. These two are totally my Glee OTP.
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Fandom Category: Carnivale
Pairing: Justin/Iris
Fic Title: This Distance, The Words Which Pierce Her Skin
Author: [livejournal.com profile] bantha_fodder
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): M // incest, general creepiness
Genre: Character/relationship study, set within the series.
WIP?: No.
Special Rec: 5/20

Why This Must Be Read: If you've seen the series, you'd be well aware of the incestuous vibes between Justin and Iris. This fic explores that dynamic, within the tone of the show - nothing explicit or shocking (for this show, anyway), and all within character. Reading this fic, I became more aware of Justin's need for absolute control, and Iris' submissive and protective nature. Quiet, unassuming prose, rich in detail.
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Fandom Category: The Big Bang Theory
Pairing: Sheldon/Penny
Fic Title: Love in the Time of Unicorns
Author: [livejournal.com profile] montycrowley
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): PG13
Genre: crack
WIP?: No.
Special Rec: 3/20

Why This Must Be Read: Sheldon time travels to the time of unicorns. Penny is a warrior. Somehow, it works. I think montycrowley's other work has been recced here too, so her work has a history of being excellent. This is no different.


Fandom Category: The Big Bang Theory
Pairing: Sheldon/Penny
Fic Title: The Cheap Trick Acceleration
Author: liviapenn
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): teen
Genre: preship, gen
WIP?:No
Special Rec: 4/30

Why This Must Be Read: If you've gone looking for Sheldon/Penny fic, you've probably read this. And it walks the fine line between ship fic and gen fic, but still. I love it so much I'm still going to give others the chance to find it for the first time. Both these recs have a time travel theme, as in this one future!Sheldon comes back to present!Penny's apartment to stop him going to the university. Hence, a road trip! Future!Sheldon is believably described, and the voices are spot-on. I really think this fic sets the solid groundwork for future Sheldon/Penny.
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Fandom Category: Leverage
Pairing: Parker/Hardison
Fic Title: Sacred Union
Author: [livejournal.com profile] impertinence
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): teen
Genre: Romance, with a side of plot! Also, trope fic.
WIP?: No.
Special Rec: 2/20

Why This Must Be Read: If you're a fool for pretend-marriage-turns-real fic like I am, then this needs no more pimping. Hardison and Parker go undercover as a married couple for a job, and of course Parker is hilarious. The team's voices are spot-on and in character, and it totally melts me the way Parker begins to enjoy her cohabitation with Hardison. And Eliot cooks, a fandom staple!
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Hello, I'm [livejournal.com profile] blincolin, and I will be your monthly reccer this December. The month of tidings and joy, if you enjoy Christmas. The month of hellish claustrophobia if you work in retail. I will be taking the much more sedentary route of reccing 20 fics this month, but will do my best to get in as many different fandoms as I can.

First up:

Fandom Category: Merlin
Pairing: Uther/Morgana
Fic Title: The Last Beautiful Thing
Author: [livejournal.com profile] shantirosa
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17 // Dark themes, graphic violence, graphic sexual content, dubious consent, character death. Spoilers for series one of Merlin. Spoilers for the Oldboy movie.
Genre: AU, angst
WIP?: No.
Special Rec: 1/20

Why This Must Be Read: Okay, please don't let the warnings scare you off. This fic is so good. Uther is captured by Nimueh and locked away for ten years. Then, suddenly, she releases him, and a young woman named Anna nurses him back to health. But she's headstrong and wild, and insists on accompanying him back to Camelot to find Arthur. The fic is based on Oldboy, so if you've seen the movie you'll know it's not light fare, but this Uther is at once vulnerable, and still as wary of magic as ever. It stands at over 20,000 words long, so put aside some time.

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