Reccers!

Nov. 1st, 2012 09:48 am
[identity profile] irony-rocks.livejournal.com
Back to your regularly scheduled [livejournal.com profile] het_reccers. Hope you guys had fun in our month long anniversary specials!

In addition to the Shipper Cage Match, we had a lot of people participate in our 30 Day Meme special. (If you're still finishing that up, feel free to post.) A list of participants includes: [livejournal.com profile] aj, [livejournal.com profile] alinaandalion,[livejournal.com profile] charlottetrips, [livejournal.com profile] endeni, [livejournal.com profile] faithburke, [livejournal.com profile] hariboo, [livejournal.com profile] karlamartinova, [livejournal.com profile] kalisgirl, [livejournal.com profile] kathrynthegr8, [livejournal.com profile] lady_with_cats, [livejournal.com profile] merryghoul, [livejournal.com profile] n_e_star, [livejournal.com profile] pegm81484, [livejournal.com profile] redinadress, [livejournal.com profile] rise_your_dead, [livejournal.com profile] rosaxx50, [livejournal.com profile] sandystarr88, [livejournal.com profile] stars_inthe_sky, [livejournal.com profile] super_tricie341, [livejournal.com profile] thisoldhighway, and [livejournal.com profile] vickysg1. GIVE THEM ALL A GREAT BIG GIANT STANDING OVATION!

Now, next up for your special monthly reccer for November is [livejournal.com profile] honor_reid!
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[personal profile] kalisgirl
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] kathrynthegr8.livejournal.com
* Day 22 - A canon pairing fic.
Fandom Category: Ironman
Pairing: Pepper Potts/Tony Stark
Fic Title: It's Only a Throne If You're a King
Author: eeyore9990
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/443978
Rating/Warning(s): G
Genre: Comedy, Romance
WIP?: yes

Why This Must Be Read: Tony discovers the Home Shopping Network! Funny and with great conversations this fic feels as canon as the movies. I keep hoping the author will write the next part in the series. This reader is dying to know what Tony will try and purchase next.

Days 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 )

Mods may I please have tags for Fandom: Homeland, Pairing: Carrie Matheson/Nicholas Brody, Fandom: Easy A, Pairing: Olive Penderghast/Jack Griffiths, Pairing: Katniss Everdeen/Cinna, Pairing: Pam Beasley/Dwight Schrute. Thank you.
[identity profile] kathrynthegr8.livejournal.com
* Day 15 - A fic that convinced you of a pairing you previously hated.

Fandom Category: Star Trek
Pairing: Nyota Uhura/ James Kirk
Fic Title: Who Shall Inherit This Earth
Author: [livejournal.com profile] sinverguenza
Link: http://unfinishedline.livejournal.com/25655.html
Rating/Warning(s): R
Genre: Romance, Adventure, Angst
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: Everything Sin writes is excellent, which is why when she took on this pairing I gave it a chance. I was never a huge Uhura/Kirk fan, I preferred Uhura with Spock from the time that I was a little girl and was so happy when the ninth movie came out and them being a couple became canon. But then I read this story. I tell you, I fell in love with this pairing. Not only is the fic beautifully written, it makes the possibility of this couple make sense. By the end I was rooting for them and as a shipper I never looked back.

Days 16-21 )

Mods, may I have tags for Fandom: Freaks and Geeks, Pairing: Lindsay Weir/Daniel Desario, Fandom: Say Anything, Pairing: Diane Court/Lloyd Dobler, Fandom: Everafter, Pairing: Danielle de Barbarac/Henry II of France? Thank you.
[identity profile] kathrynthegr8.livejournal.com
So I am going to try and get caught-up on the meme tonight, but I decided to break them up in case I miss the deadline. Happy Halloween!

* Day 08 - A fic for a pairing about a wedding and/or baby.
Fandom Category: The Big Bang Theory
Pairing: Penny/Sheldon Cooper
Fic Title: The Punnett Square Venture
Author: [livejournal.com profile] boonies
Link: http://boonies.livejournal.com/296112.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Humor, Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: I seriously LOVE the idea of Sheldon being obsessed with procreation. This fic has it all: wonderful Penny/Sheldon banter (and hints of a blossoming realtionship between the two), Sheldon babysitting, and a fun group dynamic. This continues to be one of my favorite Sheldon/Penny fics.
Days 9, 10, 11, 12, 14 )

Mods may I get tags for Fandom: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Pairing: Lisbeth Salander/Mikael Blomkvist, Fandom: Pretty Woman, Pairing: Vivian Ward/Edward Lewis? Thank you! :)
[identity profile] rosaxx50.livejournal.com
Previous Days List of previous meme entries )


Day 31 - BONUS - Wildcard/Catch up on a missed day

I decided to go with: Fanfics for couples that you don't ship.

Fandom Category: Yu-Gi-Oh
Pairing: Mazaki Anzu/Motou Yugi
Fic Title: Say Something
Author: Chibi's Sister
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3912678/1/Say-Something
Rating/Warning(s): K
Genre: Romance/Drama
WIP?: No. Completed at 65,000 words.

Why This Must Be Read: Anzu thinks she has everything she's ever wanted in life... until she gets invited to Yugi's wedding. Priorities and past feelings abound. It's really an ensemble story (with background Rebecca/Yugi, Serenity/Tristan, Joey/Mai and a surprise pairing), and I love that the author uses the opportunity to showcase everyone's friendships and different voices. The core triangle isn't annoying, either, but fully realised and sympathetic to everyone involved -- not to mention featuring some of the best writing I've ever read, in the sense that it rings so true to life. I cannot recommend this story highly enough, or love this story more even if it had been written with one of my OTPs as the centre. It's that good.

Excerpt )


7 more recs: Inuyasha, Gossip Girl, Avatar: the Last Airbender, Sleeping Beauty, Inception, X-Men, Disney, Batman )
[identity profile] vickysg1.livejournal.com
Day 31 - BONUS - Wildcard/Catch up on a missed day
During this month, I recced for a different pairing each day, but I still seem to have a few pairings for which I haven't recced. I've limited myself to ten of them, but there's more. And yes, now that I realise that, I'm quite afraid by the amount of shipping I do....


Fandom Category: Leverage
Pairing: Sophie Devereaux/Nathan Ford
Fic Title: There's nothing new under the sun
Author: [livejournal.com profile] alinaandalion
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17, graphic sex
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: I have to say that for the past few weeks Leverage pretty much pwned my mind (yes I've just discovered this show and it's awesome), and while I love both Official Couples, I just can't live without Nate/Sophie. This fic is beautiful and it shows the progression of their relationship after San Lorenzo. Nate and Sophie are just spot on and this fic is a must-read!

More under the cut for The West Wing, The Pretender, NCIS, CSI, Avengers/Iron Man, Ringer and Unforgettable. )

Mods, can tags be added for 'ship: kate harper/will bailey', 'ship: catherine parker/sydney', 'fandom: unforgettable' and 'ship: carrie wells/al burns'? :P
[identity profile] super-tricie341.livejournal.com
Stuck in Florida because of Hurricane Sandy, so I might as well take this time to finish up the 30 day meme.

Day 22 - A canon pairing fic.

Fandom Category: Captain America
Pairing: Peggy Carter/Steve Rogers
Fic Title: and don't you dare be late
Author: irnan
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/433715
Rating/Warning(s): T/PG-13
Genre: Time Travel!AU, Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Peggy and Steve's doomed romance in the movies just breaks my heart, so I love seeing them get a second chance in fic. This story features what might be my favorite Peggy/Steve reunion ever, ever, EVER. Seriously, ALL THE TEARS. And it's only one part of a series called interesting landings so you can get more of Peggy and Steve's story, if you so please.


Day 23: An Ouran High School Host Club rec )


Day 24: A Carmen Sandiego/Where's Waldo rec and a Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys rec )


Day 25: A Lord of the Rings rec )


Day 26: A Gundam Wing rec )


Day 27: A Fullmetal Alchemist rec )


Day 28: 2 Avengers recs )


Day 29: A Harry Potter Rec )


Day 30: A Harry Potter rec )


Day 31: An Avengers rec )


Hi mods, may I have fandom tags for The Hardy Boys and Gundam Wing? Also I need pairing tags for Fujioka Haruhi/Haninozuka "Honey" Mitsukuni, Fujioka Haruhi/Hitachiin Hikaru, Fujioka Haruhi/Hitachiin Kaoru, Fujioka Haruhi/Suou Tamaki, and Sally Po/Chang Wufei. (Don't worry, all those anime pairings have been listed in accordance with the new policy on anime pairing tags.)
[identity profile] vickysg1.livejournal.com
Day 30 - A fic you've read and reread a dozen times.

Fandom Category: Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: Elizabeth Weir/John Sheppard
Fic Title: Rites of Spring
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lanna_kitty
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17, graphic sex
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: I have to say that pretty much all of the fics that fall under today's category are for John/Elizabeth, so choosing just one was quite difficult. But this is definitely one I never tire of reading again and again. It sounds like a AMTDI fic at first, but really, it's a 'Aliens Suggested They Do It And They Did' kind of fic. ;) The characters are all spot-on, it's beautiful and sexy and hot, and all the things that we love in John/Elizabeth! And this is one of my favourite fics, period.
[identity profile] rosaxx50.livejournal.com
Day 30 - A fic you've read and reread a dozen times.

Fandom Category: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Pairing: Ema Skye/Klavier Gavin
Fic Title: Heartburn
Author: yamikinoko / [livejournal.com profile] yamikinoko
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4231110/1/Heartburn
Rating/Warning(s): K+. Spoilers through Apollo Justice
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: She doesn't have much talent but of what she does have, she has an abundance, more than enough to share.

Ema/Klavier is one of the more popular het pairings in this fandom, but this is the first story I've read where I understood why one of them had feelings for the other, and gives it actual development. It is also one of the few stories where Klavier's professional side isn't shafted in order to play up the playboy image that's so omnipresent in fandom, but rather, he gets some very insightful character work. It's a quick read -- check it out if AA is familiar to you!

Excerpt )
[identity profile] rosaxx50.livejournal.com
Day 29 - A fic that best deals with that character you loved who was unfairly fridged/killed in canon.

Fandom Category: Dark is Rising Sequence
Pairing: Jane Drew/Will Stanton
Fic Title: all over these eyes a storm is rolling over
Author: electrumqueen / [livejournal.com profile] electrumqueen
Link: all over these eyes a storm is rolling over
Rating/Warning(s): General Audiences
Genre: General/AU
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: There was always something about Jane, Jana, Juno, Jane.

If you've ever read the five-book series, you'll know that the Drews' ending is somewhat bittersweet. As someone who loved Jane, there were a lot of lingering questions, too, about her connections with the Greenwitch and the Lady that were left unanswered. I won't say more, to avoid spoilers, but in this story things end a different way for Jane.

There is also a fanmix to this story, for those who are interested.
[identity profile] vickysg1.livejournal.com
Day 29 - A fic that best deals with that character you loved who was unfairly fridged/killed in canon.

Fandom Category: Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: Laura Cadman/Carson Beckett
Fic Title: First, do no harm
Author: HyperCaz
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): G
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: First, it's probably the cutest pairing in the Stargate verse, and even Elizabeth said so in-universe (and John totally rooted for them too). Of course, TPTB had to go and messed it up, as always. Still, it's a beautiful pairing, and it could have been great if they hadn't split them up and killed Carson (still can't forgive them for the mess that was s3.5 onwards with him and Elizabeth). This fic is beautiful, and it shows that Laura is there for Carson when he needs her. It's well-written, the characters are spot on, in a word, awesome!
[identity profile] rosaxx50.livejournal.com
Day 28 - A kink fic.

Fandom Category: Bleach
Pairing: Ise Nanao/Kyouraku Shunsui
Fic Title: Destination
Author: Charis M / [livejournal.com profile] myalchod
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3958120/1/Destination
Rating/Warning(s): K+. Character death, sort of.
Genre: Supernatural/Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: From one beginning to another, the lives of Ise Nanao.

Sorry about the lack of nc-17 content. Weirdly, when I thought of kink, the first thing that came to mind for me was reincarnation!shipping, so I'm gonna run with it. There's some stunning prose, and the author manages to pack so much in each short snippet -- a lifetime in less than 100 words.

An example of that stunning prose )
[identity profile] rise-your-dead.livejournal.com
Day 17 - A short fic


Fandom Category: Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Pairing: Belle/Beast
Fic Title: Fur
Author: [livejournal.com profile] mahaliem
Link: http://oxoniensis.livejournal.com/394717.html?thread=21907677#t21907677
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17 (Porn Battle fic; includes rough sex and explicit sexual content)
Genre: Drama/Smut/Stream of Conscious
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: "Some nights I dream I'm back in the cupboard". This manages to be erotic, claustrophobic, and pulse-pounding in so short a time, and focuses on Belle's emotions after marriage, after they've all been transformed back, and how it relates to her attitude toward the marriage bed. Written for Porn Battle several years ago, this still sticks with me as being impactful and erotic, all in under 300 words.

Plus More in A Mighty Wind, The African Queen, Adventures of Brisco County Jr., The Little Mermaid, Burn Notice, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Hairspray, Evil Dead Series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Venture Brothers, The Secret Garden, The Addams Family (Movies), Moonlighting and Caroline in the City )
[identity profile] vickysg1.livejournal.com
Day 28 - A kink fic.

Fandom Category: House MD
Pairing: Lisa Cuddy/Greg House
Fic Title: The Untimely Death of Megaupload
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lieueitak
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17, graphic sex
Genre: Romance, smut, kink!fic, AU
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: First, let me say that I hadn't noticed at first that I'd rec two fics by the same author two days in a row. I just realised that yesterday. Anyway, this fic fits this day perfectly. The kink is a sex tape (yes, Cuddy allows House to film a sex tape but on certain conditions). Sadly for House (you'll understand why when you read the fic), their weekend away coincides with the death of MU. This fic is hot, really hot, and it's not work safe of course! Also, this is AU in the sense that House and Cuddy never split up.
[identity profile] stars-inthe-sky.livejournal.com
Day 29 - A fic that best deals with that character you loved who was unfairly fridged/killed in canon.

Fandom Category: Doctor Who
Pairing: River Song/The Doctor
Fic Title: though my eyes stare inward now at where you were
Author: areyoumarriedriver
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Genre: Some AU, some romance, some adventure...I mean, it's a Doctor Who fic.
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Put aside whether you thought River's death was fair or not, because you should read "though my eyes stare inward now at where you were" either way. This is a fic that I honestly thought was going in one direction and instead veered in an entirely different one. And it was all the better for it. It's hard to describe without spoiling things, but if you're a Doctor/River fan, go read it. Bonus appearance by that other character who can canonically claim the title "Doctor"!
[identity profile] rosaxx50.livejournal.com
Day 27 - A pre-series fic.

Fandom Category: Naruto
Pairing: Konan/Pain
Fic Title: Diem Ex Dei
Author: Finnimbrun / [livejournal.com profile] hieronymousb
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): T. Character death, violence
Genre: Romance/Tragedy.
WIP?: No. Completed MC.

Why This Must Be Read: The road to hell, as they say, is paved with the very best intentions.

This is, hands down, one of my favourite stories in the fandom and is basically my headcanon of Pain and Konan before the series starts, and everything that shapes them. The language is glorious (not a hyperbole), the loss of innocence and plunge into violence handled with amazing intensity, and just the sense of doom and war. As for the Konan/Pain relationship... this is the story that convinced me of them. The sense of longing is slow and aching, making its resolution all the more satisfying.

Excerpt )

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