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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] irony-rocks.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Dollhouse
Pairing: Sierra/Victor, aka Priya Tsetsang/Anthony Ceccoli
Fic Title: Composition
Author: Lirazel
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/58493
Rating/Warning(s): Mature, mental manipulation?
Genre: Post series
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: Torture and hope: the dreams are both, and she doesn't know how to separate one from the other anymore. Five ways Priya and Tony never fell in love (and one way they did). Wonderfully written, and great characterization of two individuals where the word "characterization" has unique interpretations. Great read.

Snippet )
[identity profile] irony-rocks.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Dollhouse(/Thomas Crown Affair)
Pairing: Adelle DeWitt/Laurence Dominic
Fic Title: The Adelle DeWitt Affair
Author: [livejournal.com profile] cold_fiction
Link: http://cold-fiction.livejournal.com/71219.html#cutid1
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13 (language, sexual content)
Genre: AU, Fusion crossover
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: Dollhouse set in the Thomas Crown Affair 'verse, with DeWitt as the thief and Dominic as the man after her. She's rich, successful, and beautiful; she's also involved in the biggest digital bank heist in history. He's clever, determined, and charming, and he's going to get the money back by any means necessary. OMG, I LOVED THIS SO VERY VERY MUCH. It's not just a rewriting of one of my favorite cat-and-mouses movies with another one of my very favorite ships; it's also exceptionally well written, with great dialogue that's smooth and classy. A lot of it is lifted off the movie itself, but it's the original lines that make me grin like a cat. The emotions and the chase are wonderfully described, and damn. I do so love the DeWitt/Dominic fandom so much. Even now, they do not fail to leave me with fic that is artfully written better than the majority of fics I've found in other "bigger" fandoms. Talent, yo.

Awesome appearances from: Priya, Anthony, November, Topher, and a glimpse of Paul. Plus more.

Snippet )
[identity profile] stars-inthe-sky.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Dollhouse
Pairing: Sierra/Victor
Fic Title: Whatever Remains, However Improbable
Author: yonwords
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/172369
Rating/Warning(s): G
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: Victor and Sierra are imprinted as Holmes and Watson, and awesomeness ensues, both of the mystery-solving and of the sexytimes varieties.  My experience with the world of Sherlock Holmes isn't as extensive as it should be, but near as I can tell the author nails both of Sir Arthur's characters, and integrates them seamlessly into the Dollverse.  I have a soft spot for Dollhouse fics about imprints of fiction characters (Of Ill-Advised Imprints and Rather Fetching Ewok Queens is another excellent if non-shippy example), and this is one of the best.
[identity profile] derevko-child.livejournal.com
Fandom: Dollhouse
Character: Laurence Dominic
Pairings Included in Manifesto: DeWitt/Dominic

Blurb and Recs under the cut )
[identity profile] stars-inthe-sky.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Dollhouse
Pairing: Sierra/Victor (Priya/Tony, really, but there's not a tag for that)
Fic Title: Guns and Pretty Girls and Other Things That Steal Your Soul
Author: [livejournal.com profile] penny_lane_42 

Rating/Warning(s): R
Genre: Angst
WIP?: No
Author's summary:
The feel of her is as familiar as the weight of a gun in his hands.

Given how little we really know about Priya and Tony as people independent of the Dollhouse, this fic feels so rightly in-character it's amazing.  The author weaves in the language of art (hers) and war (his) in the process of telling their story (from Tony's POV), from breakup (as implied in Epitaph One) to after they escape the "thoughtpocalypic" Los Angeles.  It's more or less consistent with canon.

I've come back and re-read this fic a few times.  There's one line in particular that sticks with me every time:

“I wish I could paint them,” Priya says, and his idea of happiness becomes a world in which Priya can paint again.
[identity profile] stars-inthe-sky.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Dollhouse
Pairing: Sierra/Victor
Fic Title: Identity Crisis 101

Rating/Warning(s): Teen and up, nothing too explicit
Genre: Romance, adventure, AU
WIP?: No
Author's summary:
Sierra's 32 personalities and Victor's 49 personalities composite and go on the run together.

A quick, clever, spot-on-in-character look at what might happen if Sierra and Victor ended up as multiple-people-in-one-body the way Alpha and Echo did.  Slightly AU, as that didn't (and then, it turned out, couldn't) happen in canon. 
[identity profile] irony-rocks.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Dollhouse
Pairing: Claire Saunders/Topher Brink
Fic Title: Waiting for Our Lives to Start Their Ending
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kay_obsessive
Link: http://community.livejournal.com/museandblabber/16679.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13, spoilers between The Hollow Men and Epitah One.
Genre: Angst, future fic,
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: Wow. I mean, seriously, wow. I don't even really ship this pairing, beyond an idle curiosity to the levels and layers between these two characters. One of the most stunning scenes of Dollhouse had to be the scene where Claire confronts Topher in Vows, which marked a rather fascinating level of screwed up push and pull between the two characters. This story does that dynamic justice better than any words I could use. Wonderful prose, achingly beautiful characterization, and it all ties in deftly with the Dollhouse plot. It fills in the blank between The Hollow Men and Epitah One, and really, I claim this as my personal canon for the story between these two characters.

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[identity profile] oltha_heri.livejournal.com
Fandom: Dollhouse
Pairing: Adelle DeWitt/Laurence Dominic
Blurb and Recs under the cut )
ext_13288: pre-raphealite (echo)
[identity profile] paynesgrey.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Dollhouse (Whedonverse)
Pairing: Mellie/Paul
Fic Title: A Girl to Hold Onto
Author: [livejournal.com profile] sabaceanbabe
Link: http://sabaceanbabe.livejournal.com/265449.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Drama
WIP?: This is a finished ficlet.

Why This Must Be Read: This is one of my favorite early Dollhouse fics. This story was written when only a couple episodes were out, and the author really has some great depth into these two characters. She really illustrates well Paul's solitary nature and his determination. We knew even less about Mellie, but this story really portrays her accurately, especially her devotion to Paul. This is just a really well done and classic Dollhouse story.
[identity profile] irony-rocks.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Dollhouse
Pairing: DeWitt/Dominic
Fic Title: Prove My Love (Professionally Speaking)
Author: Dollsome
Link: http://dollsome.livejournal.com/1319583.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Humor
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: Pretty much everything by Dollsome is worth checking out, because my god, she writes D/D every which way, but I especially love her humor. Y'know, that epic pairing with angst and betrayal and an apocalypse between them? Yeah, she makes them funny and lighthearted - in the midst of killings, even. Take this fic, for example. Dom suspects a new client of having feelings for DeWitt - and oh, no. That isn't jealousy speaking up. No, no, no. This is just him doing his job. The client might be a threat! (And, Dollhouse being all things Dollhouse, Dom has a fifty-fifty chance that he's not all that off his mark.) Go! Read! And then check out everything else by her!

TWO more fic recs beneath the cut! )
[identity profile] samescenes.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Dollhouse
Pairing: Victor/Sierra
Fic Title: Lines
Author: [livejournal.com profile] dollsome
Link: fic
Rating: G
Genre: Romance, one-shot
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This is just so real. Victor/Sierra is always going to be incomplete and sad, and this shows a poignant little snapshot into their ever-evolving relationship. It is told in Sierra's voice, and it's a simply stunning look at Victor through her eyes.
[identity profile] irony-rocks.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Dollhouse
Pairing: DeWitt/Dominic, Topher/Ivy, Sierra/Victor, Madeline/Ballard
Fic Title: The Waking Verse Series
Author: [livejournal.com profile] demonqueen666
Link: Masterlist
Rating/Warning(s): Various, depending on individual story; some stories contain certain "dark themes" which are common for the show, including rape and non-con.
Genre: AU, Drama, Action/Adventure, romance
WIP?: Nope, this mega series is now complete.

Why This Must Be Read: This is what I consider THE best fanfiction currently going on in the Dollhouse verse. It's long. It's plotty. It's got stunning characterization. It's imaginative. It's thought-provoking. It's shippy. It sticks to canon qualities. It is AWESOME. This seriously is kinda what I like to think of as a Virtual S2 of Dollhouse, lifting off on the premise that Laurence Dominic is removed from the Attic and put to work again, at first in whatever spare Active is available. Then, it builds. And expands. And grows! The scope of this series is really quiet awe-inspiring.

It's got one-shots, fluff, action, drama, plotty lengthy pieces, and everything in between. This is primarily centered around Dominic, and by extension, DeWitt/Dominic. But every character here is well explored. There's great friendships built up. Topher is handled well, and I think I've totally become a Topher/Ivy fan because of this series. ;)

Cannot recommend this one enough.
[identity profile] peanutbutterer.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Dollhouse, Stargate: Atlantis
Pairing: Elizabeth Weir/John Sheppard
Fic Title: Happy Phantom
Author: [livejournal.com profile] rillarilla
Link: http://rillarilla.livejournal.com/9369.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG13 (by reccer), Character death
Genre: Angst, romance
WIP?: Newp

Why This Must Be Read: Because the PTB never gave Elizabeth a fitting end, we're constantly looking to fic to find us one (when we're bold enough to accept that she's gone). This fic does it - and it does it by slipping the worlds of SGA and Dollhouse into the same universe, which is not only an awesome idea, but flawlessly done.


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