[identity profile] waltzmatildah.livejournal.com
Fandom Category | Gilmore Girls
Pairing | Rory Gilmore/Jess Mariano
Fic Title | Commas and Ampersands
Author | Lirazel
Link | http://archiveofourown.org/works/35821
Rating/Warning(s) | M/None
Genre | Romance. Angst
WIP? | No
Special Rec | 9/?

Why This Must Be Read | An examination of Rory and Jess' relationship using... punctuation marks as a guide. It's perfection, basically. The characterisation is spot on. The format is unique. There is no dialogue (which is my favourite style), and the whole thing is beautiful. They meet in the middle, and it all works out.

Fandom Category | Gilmore Girls
Pairing | Rory Gilmore/Jess Mariano
Fic Title | Penance Definitive
Author | TrappedInPast
Link | http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4306947/1/
Rating/Warning(s) | M/Major character death
Genre | Tragedy. Angst
WIP? | No
Special Rec | 10/?

Why This Must Be Read | Oh. This fic. This fic. It does things to me. It's sad in the most beautiful way. It's raw to the point of being cutting... particularly at the start. Jess' internal monologuing is painful in its desperation and despair. Just, read it. Seriously. Except she's dead. And he is alone, and he forgets what state he's in.

Two more recs... )
[identity profile] hariboo.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Gilmore Girls
Pairing: Rory Gilmore/Jess Mariano, Lorelai Gilmore/Jess Mariano, Emily Gilmore/Richard Gilmore, Lane Kim/Dave Rygalski
Fic Title: A Little Dramatic Irony (and accompanying verse)
Author: Lipton Lee
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1733688/1/A_Little_Dramatic_Irony
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: AU, fork in the road, general romance, family, friendship, humour
WIP?: nope, the main fic is completed, which is the one linked above. There a few sidestories that have been pretty much abandoned at this point but there are others that haven't. (see: cut)
(18/20)

Why This Must Be Read: This is one of my favourite Jess/Rory fic and verse. Maybe one of The Jess/Rory fic, from what I would consider one of their best writers. It goes AU after Nag Hammadi and it's one of the most epic and best fic I've read for these two. Full of banter and a wide cast of characters — all Stars Hollow residents and a few OCs coming in from Jess' New York life (one of my favourite detail bc yes! Jess had a life in NYC, an okay life!, and I like how the author incorporates that life and doesn't make it overly gritty and sad for him like a lot of fic do) — and expands post fic in several other fics, all chronically Rory and Jess' relationship over the years. It's also a great fic about each of these families, Gilmores, Danes, Marianos coming together.

Really, one of the best fics out there for them I'd rec it even to people who don't love the ship because it's so lovely. But also Lipton Lee has a bunch of really wonderful fic for this ship.

other fics in this verse )
[identity profile] hariboo.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Gilmore Girls
Pairing: Lorelai Gilmore/Luke Danes
Fic Title: Neon Sign
Author: [livejournal.com profile] ygrawn
Link: http://ygrawn.livejournal.com/20667.html
Rating/Warning(s): G
Genre: pre-series, friendship, slight UST
WIP?: nope
(11/20)

Why This Must Be Read: There was another fic I wanted to rec but the end is kinda dissapointing and unfilling so you get my back up. Short and sweet moment between Luke and Lorelai full of banter and layers of feeling between them. It also includes my second favourite thing about them as ship: the connection Luke has with Rory.



Fandom Category: Gilmore Girls
Pairing: Lorelai Gilmore/Luke Danes, some Rory Gilmore/Logan Huntzberger
Fic Title: Meet Me at the Chuppah
Author: smilinjuss4u
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2141965/1/Meet_Me_at_the_Chuppah
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: AU, romance, family, a reworking of season five.
WIP?: nope
(12/20)

Why This Must Be Read: What if Chris had stayed away as Rory asked him and that entire plotline with Emily hadn't occured? Well, here's a version of what could have happened. It starts with Luke going to Rory's dormroom ready to ask her a very important question. Lovely and sweet rewrite with a much happier ending. (Sidenote: one of the few fics I've read that I don't completely dismiss out of my dislike for Logan's charcter. This author actually makes me tolorate the guy! Success!)
[identity profile] the-jackalope.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Gilmore Girls
Pairing: Rory Gilmore/Logan Huntzberger
Fic Title: The Logan Files
Author: Embee08
Link: The Logan Files
Rating/Warning(s): Teen for some mild swearing and non-explicit sexual situations.
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No


Why This Must Be Read:Set after the end of the show this fic brings Rory and Logan back together, while still acknowledging that there were valid reasons why Rory told him no. The banter between the two feels true to the show, and I adore the Rory voice here.
[identity profile] skysamuelle.livejournal.com

Fandom Category: Gilmore Girls
Pairing: Rory Gilmore/Jess Mariano
Fic Title: LOVED NONE BUT YOU
Author: Tosca1390
Link: http://tosca1390.livejournal.com/270933.html

Rating/Warning(s): M

Why This Must Be Read:Post series one shot on Jess and Rory's first night of marriage? If you EVER watched this show you know you got read it. It has the infamous Rory_Jess snarky banter, sexiness, their unique brand of frills-less romanticism, and a few precious hints of insane the wedding ceremony would be, if Emily and Lorelai were behind it all.
It is a perfect epilogue to last season of the show - it will make you sad, nostalgic and happy in an overtly sappy way.
[identity profile] seren-ccd.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Gilmore Girls
Pairing: Rory Gilmore/Jess Mariano, brief Rory Gilmore/Dean Forrester
Fic Title: Being Right is Overrated
Author: Kimlockt on ff.net
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1240056/1/Being_Right_is_Overrated
Rating/Warning(s): M, sexual situations, language, mild violence
Genre: Romance, drama, angst, humor
WIP?: Yes, sadly, but it stops in an okay place.
Special rec: 27/31
Author’s Summary: 'Beautiful. She called him beautiful.' - The after effects as Jess feels it.

Why This Must Be Read: This story takes what I first adored about the Gilmore Girls and runs with it: the complete and utter love of BOOKS and READING. It’s early in the series and I would have loved to see things play out on the show like they do here. Rory is young and open and Jess is bitter and vulnerable and they make these incredible connections while discussing books. It makes me feel like I’m a teenager again discovering ~feelings~. All of the other Stars Hollow characters, including Lorelai and Luke, are spot on with some great moments with Lane.
ext_18985: (hugs)
[identity profile] aj.livejournal.com
Right, so, awhile ago, during the "Epic Recs" challenge, I posted this short-ish list of Gilmore Girls epics. Now, I stand by that list! However, I've had a few friends ask me about reccing some more stuff because I've been going on and on and ON about how there's so much epic Gilmore Girls stuff out there.

Well, I finally snapped and dug through FF.net and Black, White, and Read, and am posting an epic post of epicness. And yes, I'm going to use 'epic' a bunch more times. And probably a lot of exclamation marks.

ALSO NOTE: I am including author links. Most of the authors I rec are so awesome and great that you TOTALLY need to go read everything they've ever written in the fandom! Authors with stars after their name (*) are my favorite.

Luke and Lorelai: Part 2, Electric Bugaloo )
ext_2932: (Rory)
[identity profile] lothy.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Gilmore Girls
Pairing: Lorelai Gilmore/Luke Danes
Fic Title: The Essential Light of Need
Author: TashaLaw
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3034201/1/The_Essential_Light_of_Need
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Angst
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read:

This is an AU from the end of season 6, in which April is in an accident. Her hospitalisation brings Luke and Lorelai together again - but it's not smooth sailing for them.

I've found that I'm very picky about Gilmore Girls fanfic; of all the many I've tried, there's only been a handful that I've really liked. This is one of those few. It's definitely angsty, even tear-jerking at times, but it also has some lovely relationship moments.

There is also a sequel, named "The Long Road Ahead"; while I don't think it's as good as the first story, it's still well worth checking out.
[identity profile] j-guda.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Gilmore Girls
Pairing: Lorelai Gilmore/Luke Danes, (very low key background Rory Gilmore/Jess Mariano)
Fic Title: On Losing, Danes Family Rules, State of Grace, etc.
Author: Olivia_Jane/[livejournal.com profile] olivia_jane74
Link: A Danes Family Guide To The Rules Series Page at BWR
Rating/Warning(s): Overall Adult for some sex, but mostly PG-13ish. Angst, eventual minor and major character death
Genre: Romance, Angst, Drama, General, Fluff
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: In case you missed it, a couple of days ago [livejournal.com profile] aj posted THE Lorelai/Luke epics rec post. "Separation Anxiety"/"Everything Old is New Again" and the entire "Middle Management" series can never be recommended enough, in my opinion. They, and this fic are my big 3 for the Gilmore Girls fandom. I've re-read them a million times, and each time I find something new to love.

Unlike the others though, this one takes GG canon, warts and all, through the end of the series and builds on it beautifully.

By turns funny, heart warming, heart breaking (when the author says TISSUE WARNING she ain't messing around, folks. No matter how many times I read them, certain parts of On Losing, the end of State of Grace and several points in between always make me bawl), dramatic, and sweet, this series is EPIC, in every sense of the word, spanning the season 6 break up, the season 7 reunion, marriage, children, grandchildren, and beyond.



Also, if you're thinking about giving Middle Management and/or Danes Family Rules a try, but aren't sure, the authors of both fics wrote a pair of short, sweet, meta, cracktastic crossover ficlets that serve as an overview of both universes: Middle Mayhem & The Forms of Things Unknown [MAJOR SPOILERS FOR BOTH SERIES]
[identity profile] westingturtle.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Gilmore Girls
Pairing: Lorelai Gilmore/Luke Danes, Rory Gilmore/Jess Mariano
Fic Title: Pretty in the Morning
Author: Green Eve
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1099002/1/
Rating: PG
Genre: Friendship, Imagining for the future, teen love
WIP: No

Why This Must Be Read:
Lorelai calls Luke at work to tell him that he needs to come and get his nephew out of her daughter's bed.  This slots so neatly into the canon, with Lorelai's constant wandering pop references and Luke understanding her even when she doesn't make sense.  Also, there's a sweetness to the relationship of Jess and Rory, a small innocence that isn't seen in so many fics centered there, and the small domestic potential of these people as a family is smooth and comfortable.
[identity profile] j-guda.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Gilmore Girls
Pairing: Lorelai Gilmore/Luke Danes
Fic Title: Slip of the Tongue
Author: Mag1
Link: http://gilmore-fiction.net/viewstory.php?sid=4865&warning=Adult
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17
Genre: PWP
WIP?: Each chapter is self contained, but it is still being updated

Why This Must Be Read: Mag1 has her own, smutty, Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda ficathon going on with this story. In each - unrelated - chapter she takes a separate episode where Lorelai and Luke didn't hook up, and gets them together. In sometimes fluffy, often funny, romantic, wonderful ways. She claims some of the stories are out-of-character, to better facilitate jumping straight to the porn, but I don't see it, and hey when it's this good (and hot), who minds?

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