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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 )
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Fandom Category: Torchwood
Pairing: Gwen Cooper/Jack Harkness
Fandom #: 29
Special Recs: 95

Fic Title: Paperwork
Author: Spoons1899
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5013473/1/
Rating/Warning(s): K+/T
Genre: Friendship, Unresolved Feelings
WIP?: No

Special Rec #: 95

Why This Must Be Read: Usually it is Gwen with the unresolved feelings or jealousy. Here it is Jack. I like the pairing of Gwen and Jack because at the very beginning of Torchwood (series 1), she is the one who has the best chance of being his equal, something I think is necessary for a good relationship. (You can choose to be submissive, but if you are not starting from equality and making the choice, it is not good.) I like this insight into Jack's side of the story.
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Fandom Category: Tin Man
Pairing: DG/Wyatt Cain
Fandom #: 28
Special Recs: 91-94

Fic Title: Soon - Now
Author: Mad_Lori
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/series/23057
Rating/Warning(s): R - Rape/Non-con warning
Genre: Hurt/Comfort, Angst
WIP?: Series says no

Special Rec #: 91

Why This Must Be Read: At the moment this is a two-parter, but the series is not marked complete, so maybe there'll be more? DG & Cain are taken prisoner, and there is nothing more painful than watching the torture of a loved one. I don't normally read or recommend dark fics, but the second one-shot does end on a hopeful note. I wanted to recommend this because the author treats the situation with appropriate seriousness. There is no "after-school special" and everything's okay by the end of the hour.

Abstractions )

Escaping )

Rule the World )
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Fandom Category: The Magnificent Seven
Pairing: Mary Travis/Chris Larabee
Fandom #: 27
Special Recs: 90

Fic Title: Not Alone in This
Author: thecookiemomma
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/170002
Rating/Warning(s): K+/T
Genre: Drama, Friendship, Support
WIP?: No

Special Rec #: 90

Why This Must Be Read: First off, there is simply not enough M7 het out there, so it is always nice to find. Second, this story gives a view not only to Mary/Chris, but how Mary is considered family to all seven of the men. They rally around her at a moment of terror.
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Fandom Category: The Lost Boys
Pairing: Star/Michael Emerson
Fandom #: 26
Special Recs: 89

Fic Title: Diary
Author: The.Clown.That.Smiles
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6800801/1/Diary
Rating/Warning(s): K+/T
Genre: Introspection
WIP?: No

Special Rec #: 89

Why This Must Be Read: This story goes into Star's mind, attempting to give a fuller view of her character and viewpoint upon meeting Michael. The movie was an enjoyable vampire flick. Star & Michael were the two characters who rode the line between dark & light - the type of characters you can do so much with. However this is one of the few pieces (in a small fandom anyway) that I've seen try and get into Star's head.
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Fandom Category: The Hunger Games
Pairing: Katniss Everdeen/Peeta Mellark
Fandom #: 25
Special Recs: 88

Fic Title: it was a garden sprung up in the graveyard of my bones
Author: tryst
Link: http://trysts.livejournal.com/122337.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG13/M - SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN'T READ ALL OF THE BOOKS
Genre: Hurt/Comfort, Introspection
WIP?: No

Special Rec #: 88

Why This Must Be Read: This fic is difficult to pinpoint and describe. It is Katniss healing in the aftermath of everything that has happened to her. It is at turns hopeful, sorrowful, disturbing, and poignant.
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Fandom Category: The Bourne Legacy
Pairing: Marta Shearing/Aaron Cross
Fandom #: 24
Special Recs: 81-87

Fic Title: Warriors
Author: bigboobedcanuck
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/491783
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Genre: Romance, First Time
WIP?: No

Special Rec #: 81

Why This Must Be Read: Marta and Aaron have gotten lost for a while. The fic is a scrapbooks of scenes as they are surviving, living, and growing into who they are now. I like how the transition from feeling the attraction to acting on the attraction happens after a really normal, everyday type thing. Marta gets scared by a (BIG) spider and Aaron teases her about it before taking care of the thing. He grows a bit ashamed over teasing her, she acknowledges being silly and gives him a simple kiss...and the attraction boils over.

They'll Bring No Flowers )

Learning to Live )

Savages )

Fixation )

Two Sides of One Coin )

Thirteen )
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Sorry, my week got busy! I am still determined to have 30 fandoms, so here is post 1 for today! My favorite OTP at the moment, and the one I've been looking forward to all month. I had to drop a couple of recs when I double-checked because they've already been recced. I highly recommend you check them out as well.

Fandom Category: The Avengers
Pairing: Darcy Lewis/Clint "Hawkeye" Barton
Fandom #: 23
Special Recs: 69-80

Fic Title: Code Purple
Author: nienna87
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/369586
Rating/Warning(s): K+/T
Genre: Angst, Drama, Romance
WIP?: No

Special Rec #: 69

Why This Must Be Read: I like this fic because it explores a little of the darker side of our heroes' lifestyles. Just like regular people, heroes have to deal with nightmares and PTSD. Sometimes these include flashbacks. Clint has a flashback and it puts Darcy in danger. This wraps up sweetly, but you can feel Darcy's concern and panic when Clint doesn't recognize her.

Darcy Saves the Day )

Stay Away From My Trigger )

This is Not My Ninja Shirt )

Good News, Bad Timing )

Enjoying Yourself? )

This is Our Song )

Third Times a Charm? )

Clipped Wings )

Broken Arrow )

Learning Curve )

The Unusual Avengers Legacy Protocol )
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Fandom Category: Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: Jennifer Keller/Ronon Dex
Fandom #: 22
Special Recs: 65-68

Fic Title: A Question of Trust
Author: Nika Dixon
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4474069/1/A-Question-of-Trust
Rating/Warning(s): K+/T
Genre: Hurt/Comfort
WIP?: No

Special Rec #: 65

Why This Must Be Read: This is pre-ship/early-ship. It involves misunderstandings, injuries, theft/borrowing (depends on who you ask) and basically the mixed up maze of a pre-ship mixed in with the usual trouble of the Pegasus galaxy. The place where Murphy doesn't have a set of laws - he's actually running the whole show. Jennifer's got a question, but Ronon's had a bad day...everything goes down hill from there.

Carson's Book Club )

Old Man's Dance )

Who Needs Teddy Bears? )
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I did have two, but one just got recced during the shipper manifesto, so I'm down to one.

Fandom Category: Star Trek (Reboot)
Pairing: Christine Chapel/Leonard McCoy
Fandom #: 21
Special Recs: 64

Fic Title: Hell of a Woman
Author: hellokatzchen
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/154507
Rating/Warning(s): K+/T
Genre: Humor, Character development
WIP?: No

Special Rec #: 64

Why This Must Be Read: To quote the author's summary - "Leonard McCoy was fine with the way he was-- damaged and bitter and determined to stay that way. Then he met Christine Chapel." This short fic is mostly inside McCoy's head as he contemplates Christine Chapel and how she affects him. I liked this, especially because in the end when Chapel (not just the thought of her) enters the story, you can practically see her rolling her eyes and taking charge.
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I am definitely behind my goal, so you'll see a couple of entries from me tonight in an attempt to catch up.

Fandom Category: Sky High
Pairing: OFC/Warren Peace & Majenta/Zach
Fandom #: 20
Special Recs: 62-63

Pairing: OFC/Warren Peace
Fic Title: War and Peace in Mind
Author: Jeune Chat
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3263773/1/War_and_Peace_In_Mind
Rating/Warning(s): K+/T
Genre: Drama/Sci Fi
WIP?: No

Special Rec #: 62

Why This Must Be Read: First off, this is an EPIC length Sky High fic, which is practically impossible to find. I like how the author shows the characters dealing with the fallout of homecoming as well as the knowledge that just defeating the villain once doesn't mean the trouble is over. Smart villains always have backup plans, and this is an intriguing journey centered on Warren in particular as the group works to become the heroes they are supposed to be. The romance is slow in building, but it will happen!

He Makes Me Laugh )
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Fandom Category: Sailor Moon
Pairing: Story 1 - Ami Mizuno/Zoisite; Story 2 - Usagi Tsukino/Mamoru Chiba & Senshi/Shitennou
Fandom #: 19
Special Recs: 60-61

Pairing: Ami Mizuno/Zoisite
Fic Title: Don't Look Away
Author: Nalonzo
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2432451/1/
Rating/Warning(s): K/G
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No

Special Rec #: 60

Why This Must Be Read: I enjoyed this ficlet because it shows Ami in all her shyness. Zoisite is constantly catching her eye only for her to blush and look away. The story is a brief look into Ami's mind as she realizes her attraction to the general. It's short and sweet.

Be Mine )
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Fandom Category: Percy Jackson & the Olympians
Pairing: Annabeth Chase/Percy Jackson
Fandom #: 18
Special Recs: 59

Fic Title: The Case of the Missing Shirt
Author: whispered touches
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6985589/1/The-Case-of-the-Missing-Shirt
Rating/Warning(s): K+/T
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No

Special Rec #: 59

Why This Must Be Read: Annabeth goes across country for a few short days to visit her dad. Percy suddenly can't find his favorite shirt. Guess where it went? This isn't a major fic, nothing epic, but I liked it because it was cute. Tough, smart, strong Annabeth sneaking off with Percy's shirt.
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Fandom Category: NCIS
Pairing: Kate Todd/Jethro Gibbs
Fandom #: 17
Special Recs: 58

Fic Title: Home is Where
Author: Ardin
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3789071/1/
Rating/Warning(s): K/G
Genre: Romance, Comfort
WIP?: No

Special Rec #: 58

Why This Must Be Read: I enjoy this little fic because it is Gibbs being protective and comforting even though he has no idea why Kate needs a safe haven. Gibbs left his door unlocked for his team, but he never actually expected someone to take advantage of it. The two of them manage to grow closer, and more connected, and I like how it is done with very little talking. The communication is mostly in the eyes and faces of the two characters.
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Fandom Category: Lord of the Rings
Pairing: 2 Pairings - Arwen/Aragorn & Lothiriel/Eomer
Fandom #: 16
Special Recs: 54-57

Pairing: Arwen/Aragorn
Fic Title: The Patient
Author: Scribe
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/977316/1/The-Patient
Rating/Warning(s): K+/T
Genre: Adventure - AU
WIP?: No

Special Rec #: 54

Why This Must Be Read: This story takes place in a modern setting. Arwen and Aragorn have been reborn. They remember nothing of their epic past. Unfortunately an ancient evil once more walks the earth. Aaron (Aragorn) is a doctor, and he has a new patient - an amnesiac old man who will lead him on the adventure of a lifetime as well as setting him on a course leading to Eve (Arwen). It is the first of a fantastic series which brings back many favorite characters - sometimes in new and exciting ways as you go along. The final story of the series is a WIP and sat quiet for a long time, but it was updated once more in May, so there is still hope!

No Mistake )

Daughter of Rivendell )

Recess )
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I just did a Shipper Manifesto on this ship, so I'm using one of the recs that didn't make it onto that list. If you want to see those recs, you can find them HERE.

Fandom Category: Leverage
Pairing: Parker/Eliot Spencer
Fandom #: 15
Special Recs: 53

Fic Title: People Like Us
Author: serenelystrange
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5033047/1/
Rating/Warning(s): K/G
Genre: Pre-ship, Friendship
WIP?: No

Special Rec #: 53

Why This Must Be Read: This is Parker's thoughts as she observes Eliot's interactions with the rest of the team. She comes to realize how alike the two of them are, and why they need more than the others. I like this view into Parker's head...it recognizes she is not normal, but doesn't make her completely mental either. It's sweet without being syrupy and accepting rather than angst-filled.
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Fandom Category: Labyrinth
Pairing: Sarah Williams/Jareth
Fandom #: 14
Special Recs: 52

Fic Title: Where the Broken Road Leads
Author: Misplaced
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/385248
Rating/Warning(s): K+/T
Genre: Romance, H/C
WIP?: No

Special Rec #: 52

Why This Must Be Read: This one-shot is now canon for me, I swear. It is a beautiful piece which takes place years after the end of the movie. Sarah is all grown up, and has one last broken thread in her life. Can Jareth fix it? Or maybe even show her that she is not broken at all? This story is a must read for Sarah/Jareth fans.
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I'm doing a second fandom today because I'm two days behind my goal!

Fandom Category: King Arthur
Pairing: Original Female Character/Tristan
Fandom #: 13
Special Recs: 51

Fic Title: Little Bird and the Hawk
Author: Tracy137
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2320888/1/
Rating/Warning(s): K+/T
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No

Special Rec #: 51

Why This Must Be Read: This is a lovely AU of the film. It has drama and h/c, romance and adventure, angst and happy endings. It centers on the most mysterious of the knights and a woman they rescue along side Guinevere. If you've seen the film, you know the basic storyline - this adds an extra thread which changes the entire weaving without changing the central plot.
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Fandom Category: Harry Potter
Pairing: 2 Pairings - Ginny Weasley/Harry Potter & OFC/Remus Lupin
Fandom #: 12
Special Recs: 48-50

Pairing: Ginny Weasley/Harry Potter
Fic Title: Dumbledore's Army
Author: Bobmin356
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2345466/1/
Rating/Warning(s): M/R - warning! abusive!Durselys and manipulative!Dumbledore (mostly)
Genre: Adventure, Angst
WIP?: No

Special Rec #: 48

Why This Must Be Read: After the dramatic and tragic events of Harry's fifth year, his trust in the system is at an all time low. With some insight from a new friend, he realizes he has to change the way he's been handling things. He also moves Dumbledore to his "not-to-be-trusted" list. This year, the DA gets ready for war. This was the first fic that really explored some of the same thoughts tumbling in my head over the less-than-stellar work being done by the adults at Hogwarts. Why was everything being done by a kid? Definitely worth your time.

HP & the Dimensional Trunk )

Living With Danger )
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This is a new fandom for me - not my newest, but in the newest three.

Fandom Category: Grimm
Pairing: Juliette Silverton/Nick Burkhardt
Fandom #: 11
Special Recs: 46-47

Fic Title: What I Need From You
Author: DizzyDrea
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/426403/chapters/716565
Rating/Warning(s): K+/T
Genre: Romance, Confessions
WIP?: No

Special Rec #: 46

Why This Must Be Read: This story is an account on what happens when Nick has to come clean to Juliette about...well, everything. I enjoyed this story because Juliette acts naturally - or what I think would be naturally. She's disappointed, but she doesn't lose it or get all ticked off. She lets her brain work with her heart - she doesn't shut off her logic just because of the surprise.

R is for Rumor )

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