[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] gorengal.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: CSI
Pairing: Wendy Simms/David Hodges
Fic Title: Tumbling
Author: [livejournal.com profile] savvygal
Link: LiveJournal
Rating/Warning(s): G
Genre: Fluff, Romance
WIP?: No
Special rec: 12/25

Why This Must Be Read: A fluffy little story that takes place in a laundromat. It’s nice to see these characters interacting outside of work…their defenses are down a bit and neither of them is as bitchy and arrogant as usual. Wendy and Hodges were my favorite CSI ship and I wish we had gotten a few scenes like this before Wendy rode off into the sunset.

Fandom Category: CSI
Pairing: Wendy Simms/David Hodges
Fic Title: It Was Like
Author: Augusta
Link: Fanfiction.net
Rating/Warning(s): T
Genre: Romance, Humor
WIP?: No
Special rec: 13/25

Why This Must Be Read: As I said above, Wendy and Hodges were my favorite CSI ship…and I also started to prefer the lab rats to the CSIs. This story has the techs gossiping about The Kiss Sara planted on Grissom, and Hodges gets a little too enthusiastic in his retelling.
[identity profile] mzmtiger.livejournal.com
All right, 10 recs in less than four hours for 10 different pairings? Self-created challenge accepted, self. My apologies for the spam. I'll try to space them out a little at least.

Fandom Category: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Pairing: Wendy Simms/David Hodges
Fic Title: Changing Lives
Author: CSIGeekFan
Link: Chapter 1
Rating/Warning(s): K+
Genre: Hurt/Comfort, Romance
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 12/20

Why This Must Be Read: I joined this fic about ten chapters in, and waited eagerly for the last seven. When Hodges sister and her husband die in a car accident, Hodges takes custody of their two children, and it's the story of how he and Wendy grow closer because of that. It's full of ups and downs and sadness and hope, and the realness of it is what really strikes you. She creates an intriguing backstory for Hodges, and although sometimes the characters waver in their in-characterness, this can mostly be attributed to the extreme situation in the fic, and she generally does an excellent job of taking the characters we know and love from the show and transporting them into this world.

Also, to decrease the spam, I'm going to go back and add an Andy Wyatt/Toby Ziegler fic and a Jed Bartlett/Abbey Bartlett fic to my earlier West Wing post and another Discworld rec to the Discworld post, so as to decrease the spam a little.
[identity profile] annerbhp.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: CSI: Las Vegas
Pairing: Sara Sidle/Gil Grissom with some past Catherine Willows/Gil Grissom
Fic Title: The Wall
Author: [livejournal.com profile] theohara 
Link: Part One : Part Two
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17 for sexual situations, language, domestic violence
Genre: Character study, drama, angst
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read:This is hands down one of the most amazing character studies of Gil Grissom I have ever read. It begins with a glimpse of his strained relationship with Sara and then tracks back to his childhood, leading us slowly through the major moments in his life, explaining how they all fed into his conflicted relationship with Sara. I ache for the Grissom in this fic, and cheer for his triumphs, and the ultimate conclusion that allows him to finally take that risk and let Sara in. I particularly love the section detailing the first time Grissom meets Sara, and the picture of her through his eyes. It's just breathtaking and so damn right. Enjoy!
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[identity profile] lothy.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: CSI x The West Wing
Pairing: Ellie Bartlet/Greg Sanders
Fic Title: The Pieces of My Life
Author: [livejournal.com profile] helsinskibaby
Link: http://helsinkibaby.ahkay.net/csi/pieces_page.htm
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No, but she could decide to write more.

Why This Must Be Read:

If I was asked to name the best romantic story I've read in fandom, this would be a strong contender - despite the fact that the main couple are actually just friends for the vast majority of the story. It's the story of the lives of Ellie Bartlet (the President's daughter) and Greg Sanders (CSI) from 1994 to 2005.

Ellie is a character who didn't often appear in The West Wing. We know that she's never liked being in the public eye, that she doesn't care much for politics, and that she and her father have never really understood each other. In this story, we learn all about her life away from the White House, and we see how events from the show impact her, especially at times when her family is hurt or in danger. It is more Ellie's story than Greg's, but then maybe that's understandable, because unlike her, Greg's story is told in canon.

The story is told in a series of individual fics, of varying lengths. Often when authors write in this way, it annoys me because it can feel disjointed. I won't say this story flows completely right, but I love it enough that I can overlook it.

One important note: the author has fairly recently posted another piece in the story, but as yet has only put it on her LJ. I assume that at some point she will be adding it to her website, but in the meantime you can find it here.
[identity profile] bookworm8571.livejournal.com

Fandom Category: CSI Las Vegas
Pairing: Wendy Simms/David Hodges
Fic Title: One of These Nights
Author: Felidae
Link: http://tv.adultfanfiction.net/story.php?no=600095033
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17, explicit sex
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No
Why This Must Be Read: David Hodges works late in the lab and has a fantasy about Wendy that gets very involved. Funny and true to the characters.
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[identity profile] jessnick05.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: CSI Las Vegas
Pairing: Sara/Grissom
Fic Title: Wonderful Journey
Author: [livejournal.com profile] helsinkibaby
Link: http://helsinkibaby.ahkay.net/csi/wonderfuljourney.htm
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Drama, romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This one also starts pre-series but continues 10 years on into the run of the show. It's lovely Sara/Grissom, with the two of them having such a lovely & strong connection, but scared to take the final step into a relationship. It's also a fabulous Sara story itself, with interesting backstory for her, and a lot of the story is about her finding & understanding herself alone, as well as with Grissom.
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[identity profile] jessnick05.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: CSI Las Vegas
Pairing: Sara/Grissom
Fic Title: it’s a dusting of algebra singing in the corners
Author: [livejournal.com profile] fated_addiction
Link: http://fated_addiction.livejournal.com/187281.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: pre-series, ficlet
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This is a short but fabulous fic set pre-series, when Sara and Grissom first meet, and Sara immediately has a crush. The prose is sparse but perfect, it's a great Sara voice, and it has a killer last line.
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[identity profile] jessnick05.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: CSI Las Vegas
Pairing: Sara/Greg
Fic Title: Not Alone
Author: [livejournal.com profile] helsinkibaby
Link: http://helsinkibaby.ahkay.net/csi/notalone.htm
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: angst, episode related, pre-het
WIP?: NO

Why This Must Be Read: This one is really more pre-het, but it's a lovely Sara/Greg fic, dealing with the aftermath of the lab explosion and the lingering fears they both carry from it. It's a bit sad, but with a hopeful ending -- for each of them individually and in the promise of something more coming in their relationship.
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[identity profile] lothy.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Pairing: Sara/Grissom
Fic Title: Greatest Gift
Author: ElisaCollette
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2322160/1/
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Drama
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This is another story in which Grissom and Sara adopt a young girl. It's everything a kidfic should be: sweet but not overly so, character focused, emotional at times and just nice to read. It's also very romantic at times.
ext_2932: (Jorja)
[identity profile] lothy.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Pairing: Sara/Grissom
Fic Title: Castles in the Air
Author: Lasrevinu
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2396418/1/
Rating/Warning(s): R
Genre: Drama
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This is a really long, sweet, well-written story in which Sara adopts a little girl, Brenda (who featured in one of the early episodes of the show). There's a total of 91 chapters, so it'll take you some time to read! There's a number of good stories around in which Sara has a child, but this is definitely one of the best.
ext_2932: (Jorja)
[identity profile] lothy.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Pairing: Grissom/Sara
Fic Title: A Trial of the Heart
Author: Teenwitch
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2340153/1/
Rating/Warning(s): R, torture.
Genre: Drama, Angst
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Teenwitch is one of my favourite CSI authors (her CSI/House crossover fic is another particular highlight of her work). A Trial of the Heart is quite dark and at times heartbreaking, but totally worth a read. In it, Sara and Grissom are struggling to be back at work, while suffering flashbacks from a horrible ordeal they went through. It's well written, emotional and very much recommended.
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[identity profile] lothy.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Pairing: Sara/Grissom
Fic Title: Faithful Light
Author: Miss Jazz
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2260024/1/
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Drama, Angst
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This is one of my all-time favourite CSI fics. It's a hurt/comfort story, in which Grissom and Sara are stranded out in the desert, and Sara is seriously injured. It's heartbreaking at times but lovely too, and it's very well written and immensely gripping. CSI was my first fanfiction fandom, and this was the first story I read that I absolutely loved.
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[identity profile] jessnick05.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: CSI Vegas
Pairing: Sara/Warrick
Fic Title: Ab Initio
Author: [livejournal.com profile] carolinecrane
Link: http://carolinecrane.livejournal.com/372022.html
Rating/Warning(s): R
Genre: Drama/sort-of-PWP
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Another one from a few years ago -- what can I say, I haven't found much great CSI fic that's more recent (hint, hint to other reccers out there ;) ).
This one has a really wonderful Sara voice, and an excellent depiction of how Sara and Warrick might come together despite their very different personalities. Oh, and it's also hot! :)
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[identity profile] jessnick05.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: CSI (Vegas)
Pairing: Sara/Grissom
Fic Title: His Favorite F Word
Author: Summer Reign
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4361497/1/His_Favorite_F_Word
Rating/Warning(s): R?
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This is one of my favorite canon ships on TV, but there's a shocking lack of good fic for the pairing. This is a nice one - charting the course of their relationship from first meeting all the way to love. It's sweet without being too sweet & fluffy, has a nice Grissom POV, and weaves canon well throughout the series of vignettes.
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[identity profile] jessnick05.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: CSI (Vegas)
Pairing: Catherine/Gil
Fic Title: All The Way To Reno
Author: Violet or [livejournal.com profile] tangleofthorns
Link: http://www.sparkgirls.com/stories/violet/atwtreno.html
Rating/Warning(s): R
Genre: Romance/Drama/Character Study
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: I think this has probably been recced all over the place already, because it's from several years ago, but it's one of my favorites. I've always gotten a mainly friendship vibe from Catherine & Grissom on the show, but this story really makes be believe in them as a couple. They're both such fully realized characters in this story; and so comfortable and honest with each other by the end because of their shared history. It's also just a great Catherine character piece, with wonderful backstory for her and a great character voice. It's just a lovely fic all around.

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