[identity profile] super-tricie341.livejournal.com
Day 14 - A fic for an Old School Fandom from back in the day.

Fandom Category: Alias
Pairing: Sydney Bristow/Julian Sark
Fic Title: The Cities arc
Author: [livejournal.com profile] auburnnothenna/auburn
Link: Belfast
Byzantium: Iterations of Burn
Boston: Running to Stand Still
Rating/Warning(s): M/R. Warnings for violence, death, and attempted suicide.
Genre: Drama, very AU
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This series leaves me absolutely breathless and is one of my all-time favorite Syd/Sark stories. The characterization is fantastic--the author is unflinching in her portrayal of these ruthless, complex, and morally gray super spies. Highly recommended.

Day 15: A Naruto rec )

Day 16: A FF:VIII rec )

Day 17: A Princess and the Frog rec )

Day 18: A Hunger Games rec )

Day 19: A Glee rec )

Day 20: An Avengers/Thor rec )

Day 21: 2 Marvel Cinematic Universe crossover fics )

Hi mods! I need fandom tags for Final Fantasy VIII and pairing tags for Quistis Trepe/Seifer Almasy, Pepper Potts/Phil Coulson, and Jane Foster/Bruce Banner. Thanks!
[identity profile] devilish-t.livejournal.com

Fandom Category: Alias
Pairing: Irina Derevko/Jack Bristow
Fic Title: It Lies In Weakness
Author: Mistiec
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1580851/1/It-Lies-In-Weakness
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13, brain-washing (this is a season 3 AU after all)
Genre: Drama, AU post-season 2
WIP?: No
Summary: No one could truly understand why the devil in angel's clothing, suddenly became a guardian angel in Lucifer's guise.
Why This Must Be Read: This is the first rec in the long line of many season 3 AUs. If you are familiar with the show, you'll understand why most J/I shippers (and other Alias fans) try to remove anything after season 2 from their minds. This is an awesome AU which goes into what happened during the missing 2 years and how J/I were working together to find Sydney.

More )

[identity profile] vickysg1.livejournal.com
Day 18 - An Alternate Universe fic.

Fandom Category: Alias
Pairing: Irina Derevko/Jack Bristow
Fic Title: They Never Cry Out Loud
Author: yonwords
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13, character deaths
Genre: Angst, romance, drama
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This is an AU in the sense that the finale never happened (and who doesn't wish it never did, uh?). It's a beautiful fic that offers five different ends for our Spyrents. It made me want to rewatch s2 and the other episodes with Irina, and to hunt for websites from back in the day (but of course they disappeared). Just a slight warning: tissues are needed for some parts. ;)
[identity profile] bowlerhat-girl.livejournal.com
Author [livejournal.com profile] yahtzee63
Fandom Category: ALIAS/X-MEN/Ugly Betty
Link: Yahtzee's profile at Ao3

Why This Must Be Read: Because she's awesome. No, seriously, she is. So go read NOW. In all seriousness though, when you read a fic by Yahtzee not only you get the feeling that she thinks long and hard about the story she's telling, but it makes you think, and it makes you wonder what could have been, and it makes you see the characters you're reading about in a new light. Her stories sometimes make me want to cry, and sometimes they make me laugh out loud, but always, always, make me want more.
[identity profile] maridee42.livejournal.com

Fandom Category: 24/Alias
Pairing: Jack Bauer/Sydney Bristow
Fic Title: Sublime
Author: Jena Bartley
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/160263
Rating/Warning(s): Teen
Genre: Crossover, oneshot
WIP?: No.
Why This Must Be Read: Aside from pairing up two of the greatest badasses of the last decade? It's how perfectly you can see this happening for both canons. The CIA would totally send Syd in for Jack, and Jack would be in that sort of danger.

Further recs )
[identity profile] seren-ccd.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Alias
Pairing: Sydney Bristow/Sark, Syndey/OC (sort of)
Fic Title: Pomegranate
Author: Rach3 on ff.net
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1211556/1/Pomegranate
Rating/Warning(s): M, mild violence, innuendo, sexual situations
Genre: Drama, romance, UST
WIP?: No, one-shot
Special rec: 24/31
Author’s Summary: A symbol of death and paradise – a man whose motives are tightly guarded – and a woman who allows both to play with her mind.

Why This Must Be Read: This story is THE definition of UST. The imagery is gorgeous along with the dialogue. Sark is wonderfully laconic and Sydney is fantastic. You feel every single moment of this story.
[identity profile] natushka.livejournal.com

Fandom: Alias
Character: Irina Derevko
Pairings Included in Manifesto: Irina Derevko/Jack Bristow

Blurb and Recs under the cut )
[identity profile] reeceer.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Alias
Pairing: Irina/Jack
Fic Title: A Fairer House than Prose
Author: pellucid
Link: http://pellucid.livejournal.com/392225.html
Rating/Warning(s): pg-13; spoilers for entire series til s4
Genre: general romance, drama
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: Long Irina Derveko-centric fic that explores her past and future. It paints Irina in such gorgeous strokes, capturing her characterization and motivations so deftly. This is Irina Derveko, in all her glory. Her relationship with Jack, and Sydney and Nadia, and her own sisters, are all wonderfully drawn. The beginning quote is just so appropriate.

Sample of fic )
[identity profile] aurilly.livejournal.com
Someone else recced my favorite fic of all time last year (Uninvited/RSVP by ossian---a Sark/Sydney Alias story and its sequel) but here is an extremely close #2.

Fandom Category: Alias
Pairing: Sark/Sydney (but the entire cast is there, too)
Fic Title: Complicity
Author: [livejournal.com profile] callherblondie 
Link: This is her memories, where you can find links to all the chapters
Rating/Warning(s): NC17
Genre: Action-adventure/Romance
WIP?: Yes, but at a whopping 42 chapters, you won't feel cheated; plus, by the time it stops, you'll have a pretty good idea of where it was going and that everything would be okay for these crazy kids.

Why This Must Be Read: Set in a season 3 AU, this fic does the best job I've ever seen of blending gripping drama with non-cracky, realistic hilarity. The Sydney (3rd person) POV voice is spot-on and that of a real woman. The snarky banter between Sark and Sydney is a dream. She doesn't woobify Sark's character; he's still an insufferably smug bastard, but oh-so appealing, and you get why Sydney is simultaneously disgusted by and attracted to him. (She also includes my personal idea that underneath the smooth spy exterior, he's just a little bit socially awkward). The missions they go on are really well-done, the sexytimes are very sexy, and the romantic angst is delicious. It's loooooong, but you'll be unable to stop reading, so make sure you have at least a free hour. If you liked Alias, I promise this will make your week. :-)
anr: (alias: sydney/vaughn: keep trying)
[personal profile] anr
Fandom: Alias
Pairing: Sydney Bristow/Michael Vaughn
Fic Title: Hindsight
Author: [livejournal.com profile] larasdice
Link: http://web.archive.org/web/20050516180935/www.geocities.com/laras_dice/wpp/index.html
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17
Genre: Drama
Special Rec: 7/31

Why This Must Be Read: Unfortunately, this story (novella?) is no longer available on the web. Thanks to the Wayback Machine, however, this doesn't mean it's lost forever. Set early on in the series, this is a what if that probably crossed everyone's minds at least once -- what would have happened if Sydney was compromised by SD6? Lara takes that what if and shows us how Vaughn handles losing his Bristow unexpectedly, and the choices he makes thereafter.
ext_2932: (Sydney)
[identity profile] lothy.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Alias
Pairing: Sydney Bristow/Will Tippin
Fic Title: What Julia Knew
Author: Yahtzee
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/33108?view_full_work=true
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17 for violence, sex and mentions of sexual abuse
Genre: Drama, Angst
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read:

This is an AU in which instead of Will going into witness protection, he chooses to become a full agent. Sydney, who is pretending to be Julia Thorne, sees him on a mission - and this changes the course of events completely as she gets back in touch with him and with her father.

Sydney in this story is very, very screwed up. The false memories given to her as part of her conditioning include alternative identities for her parents and many of her friends - portraying them as villians so that if she ever saw them she would kill them. While she knows these memories are false, she has trouble coping with them. The only person untainted by these memories is Will, and he becomes her main support.

The story can be quite dark and upsetting, but it's also gripping, well-written, and the pairing works really perfectly. Around 40,000 words in length, it's one of the most memorable Alias stories I have read.
[identity profile] hariboo.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Alias
Pairing: Lauren Reed/Julian Sark
Fic Title: Equinox
Author: [livejournal.com profile] siryn99
Link: http://siryn99.livejournal.com/62936.html
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17
Genre: romance, angst, highschool (trust me, it works)
WIP?: nope

Why This Must Be Read: If you only read one Lauren/Sark fic in your life, this should be it. It's just so perfect for them. This a "high school" fic, but it's so completely set in the show's verse that it can easily be transformed into personal canon. The Lauren and Sark we see here are young and a little less tainted by the spy world, but not by much. Lovely prose, great story telling, and some hot sex.
[identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/midnightdream__/
Fandom Category: Alias
Pairing: Lauren/Sark
Fic Title: Untitled
Author: [livejournal.com profile] dollsome
Link: 'She is out of practice regarding anything genuine, and knows that if they continue in this vein, it may bring around something she'll regret.'
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Angst? (None actually listed)
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: I love angst, and I love Lauren/Sark, so this piece is a personal favourite. For me, despite it being short, it perfectly captures Lauren's conflict, and the underlying emotions between her and Sark that they refuse to really confront. Just beautiful ♥.
[identity profile] rez-lo.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Alias
Pairing: Sydney Bristow/Julian Sark
Fic Title: Uninvited and RSVP
Author: Ossian
Link: Uninvited, RSVP
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Romance, Humor
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Because it's hilarious and snarky and light-hearted and literate. "Uninvited" includes three chapters in which Syd and Sark collide post-mission; in "RSVP," the fourth and final piece in the series, they meet by invitation. Sort of. About 25000 words total.

Five more under the cut )
[identity profile] peanutbutterer.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Alias
Pairing: Sydney Bristow/Michael Vaughn, Irina Derevko/Jack Bristow, Katya Derevko/Jack Bristow, Lauren Reed/Julian Sark
Fic Title: Bristow's 11
Author: Yahtzee
Link: http://www.thechicagoloop.net/yahtzee/aliasfic/B11/B11IndexPage.html
Rating/Warning(s): NC17 for explicit sexual content
Genre: Humor, Crime
WIP?: Complete

Why This Must Be Read: The cast of Alias in an Ocean's 11-style casino heist. The story is told from multiple points of view, unfolding the plan piece by piece, keeping you guessing, and leaving you laughing. A fun read that'll make you miss Alias and its brilliant characters.

Excerpt )


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