[identity profile] irony-rocks.livejournal.com
I've been meaning to rec these fics for a long time, so I'm just going to do a massive fic dump in one post.

Fandom Category: The Amazing Spiderman (2012)
Pairing: Gwen Stacy/Peter Parker
Fic Title: promise not to promise anymore
Author: ProfessorSpork
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/486601
Rating/Warning(s): teen and up
Genre: post-movie
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: A wonderful look at what was going on with Gwen at the end of the film, capturing all the emotion we didn't have time to see. From grief to anger to need to forgiveness, this is a great fic about Gwen and her struggle and confusion over Peter's decision.

Fandom Category: Inception/Harry Potter (infusion)
Pairing: Ariadne/Arthur
Fic Title: Further Studies in Impossibility
Author: metonymy
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/228321
Rating/Warning(s): Teen and up
Genre: fusion crossover
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: When I first read the idea, I was entirely dubious. But this is a surprisingly well written fusion where Ariadne is actually a witch in Harry Potter's world, and how she comes into Cobb's Inception world with that history. Her relationships and viewpoints are tainted by her experiences, and the muggle world is suddenly just as complicated as her wizarding world. Very well written.

1 Doctor Who rec - River/The Doctor )

1 Matrix rec - Trinity/Neo )

2 Luther (BBC) recs - Alice Morgan/John Luther )

1 Young Justice rec - Artemis Crock/Dick Grayson. )
[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.

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7 more recs: Inuyasha, Gossip Girl, Avatar: the Last Airbender, Sleeping Beauty, Inception, X-Men, Disney, Batman )
merryghoul: River sonic screwdriver comics (michael and fiona)
[personal profile] merryghoul
* Day 01 - A fic for your current favorite ship.

Fandom Category: Burn Notice
Pairing: Fiona Glenanne/Michael Westen
Fic Title: Going South
Author: [livejournal.com profile] msmojorising
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): no rating given (PG-13ish); no standard warnings apply; "hints of violence" and general spoilers for seasons five and six
Genre: Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: I have no idea why Fiona and Michael are my favorite ship at this moment in time, but despite all their moments (good, bad, zany), I've fallen in love with them. This is an AU where Michael searches the world for Fiona and endures the wrath of Anson Fullerton (the fifth/sixth season's big bad, who was assassinated in Atlantic City in canon) and Fiona's mysterious family.

* Day 02 - A fic for your very first ship.

Fandom Category: Gossip Girl
Pairing: Blair Waldorf/Chuck Bass
Fic Title: Schadenfreude
Author: [livejournal.com profile] valiant
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17; no standard warnings apply; "PWP, graphic hate-ish sex, dirty talk, light humiliation, light non-con (but not really)"
Genre: Smut
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: When I first started out in Gossip Girl fandom, I first fell in love with the Chuck/Blair ship. I thought they had great sexual chemistry at the time, and this fic feels captures what I felt about them perfectly. I'm surprised this hasn't been recced until now.

Days 3-10: Leverage, Gossip Girl, Doctor Who, Burn Notice, Inception )

Mods, I need a tag for Vanessa Abrams/Rufus Humphrey.
[identity profile] jadeddiva.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Inception
Pairing: Ariadne/Arthur
Fic Title: A Citizen of You
Author: Misbegotten
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/182154
Rating/Warning(s): Very very Mature
Genre: post-movie
Why This Must Be Read: The author writes a very lyrical version of Ariadne and Arthur, post-job. Her characterization of Arthur as the reserved researcher is spot-on, and Ariadne is a good counter-point to his interest and intensity. It's not very long, just a few hundred words, but the author manages to paint a picture of what could possibly be that makes you want to fit this into your head-canon.

2 recs here )
[identity profile] red-b-rackham.livejournal.com
6 AU multi-fandom recs!

Fandom Category: How I Met Your Mother
Pairing: Barney Stinson/Lily Erickson
Fic Title: Not Breathing
Author: divine one
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4769010/1/Not_Breathing
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13 - Hard R/NC-17
Genre: Angst Angst Angst
WIP?: Not technically, though the author now has at least 9 parts/sequels (all oneshots)
Why This Must Be Read: This is the start of the author's "marshalldeadverse", which is how the first one starts. Marshall dies, and somehow Lily has to move on. The tragedy and heart-break is SO palpable, and some of the parts in this series have made me cry *like anywhere from tight-chested choking up to full on sobbing). Some involve some pretty graphic sex scenes, so warning there, but mostly everything is incredibly well written - and totally depressing, but in such a good way. The evolution of Lily and Barney's relationship is so well done, and so in character. I can't say enough good things about this series, it's mind-blowing and so, so sad but so, so freaking good.

5 more recs below the cut )

(Mods, may I have some taggage? Thanks a million!)
[identity profile] irony-rocks.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Inception
Pairing: Ariadne/Arthur
Fic Title: The profoundest fact
Author: someinstant
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/114912
Rating/Warning(s): violence
Genre: post-film. Drama/romance/hurt-comfort
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: This author nails the Inception universe. A job goes awry for Arthur, and he ends up relying on Ariadne for help - who he hasn't seen since he'd broken off a relationship with her. It's a long fic at around 23k. This is really excellent, the settings-descriptions are so realistic one feels like being there with them and the utter competence of both Arthur and Ariadne is fantastic. Backstory development and pitch-perfect characterization. This whole story has the feel of a dash of film noire which is utterly fantastic. It also feels thoroughly researched and that is such a refreshing, wonderful change.

There's a sequel too, which is just as good at around 20k.

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[identity profile] kyra-gm.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Inception
Pairing: Ariadne/Arhtur, Ariadne/Robert Fisher
Fic Title: A Labyrinthe Man
Author: http://sparkbyspark.livejournal.com/
Link: http://sparkbyspark.livejournal.com/16456.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Angst, Romance
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 26 of 31

Why This Must Be Read: 

I love this two! I really really do! And this story does them justice in a way that few stories do. Ariadne is just a girl who's trying to find her place in the world and after the Inception job she just doesn't know what to do or where to go, so when irony calls (aka Robert Fisher) to offer her a job she takes the opportunity and leads to a lot of drama and agstiness because even though Fisher is completely enchanted by her, she's stil purely and absolutely in love wih Arthur. Anyway, Love, SO SO much love for this story!

[identity profile] irony-rocks.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Inception
Pairing: Ariadne/Arthur
Fic Title: String Theory
Author: [livejournal.com profile] grav_ity
Link: http://grav-ity.livejournal.com/1169939.html
Rating/Warning(s): R, sex
Genre: one-shot, general romance
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: Because for a shorter fic, it packs so much emotion and complexity into it. I love her Ariadne because she's strong and competent, and her new relationship with Arthur is a fascinating read, especially how it can play against their working relationship. Plus, hot sex. ;) Awesome.

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[identity profile] swamp-ariadne.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Inception
Pairing: Ariadne/Cobb
Fic Title: The Mouths of Babes
Author: [livejournal.com profile] thursdays_girl . Also StrangeLittleSwirl in FFnet.
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): PG / Spoilers for the film. 
Genre: Romance
WIP?: It is complete, but there is a companion piece here, entitled That Shines. Double posting? well, i try to be efficient that way.
Why This Must Be Read:  Intelligent fluffyness. The Ariadne/Dom pairing, like the Mal/Dom pairing, is practically built to be angsty so it is rare to find believable fluffiness. This is one of them. Follows the "five times something something" format.
[identity profile] swamp-ariadne.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Inception
Pairing: Ariadne/Cobb
Fic Title: the resurrected
Author: [livejournal.com profile] vinylroad 
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17 / Spoilers for the film. 
Genre: Angst, romance
WIP?: It is complete, but after reading you wish there was an epilogue or a sequel
Why This Must Be Read:  There are a lot of trapped in limbo trope stories out, but this has to be one of the most moving and heartbreaking. Whether the characters are In Character is up for debate - BUT given the specific twist the story takes, the changes in the characters are very very possible.
[identity profile] swamp-ariadne.livejournal.com
Title: Fugue
Author: [livejournal.com profile] madwanderer 
Fandom: Inception
Pairing: Cobb/Ariadne
Genre(s): Romance, Dark
Rating: light R
Summary: She falls for his ideas so fast and so many times over that he's lost in what he's just created.
Warnings: Mentions of sex. Spoilers for the movie.
Where is it:?: Here  Sorry about the missing link.
WIP?: No it's done.
Why read this?: It's short and sweet but captures how Ariadne could truly be "better" than Dom in creation, so much so that he loses himself in what she has become.  Everyone stays in character, and it is believable how Dom falls.
[identity profile] thursdays-girl.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Inception
Pairing: Ariadne/Cobb
Fic Title: Enjambment
Author: [livejournal.com profile] swamp_ariadne 
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): T/ Spoilers for the film. 
Genre: Angst, hurt/comfort
WIP?: No, thank goodness.  It's finished and glorious.
Why This Must Be Read: Not only does she do a phenomenal job of characterizing Ariadne and Cobb, but everyone else - including Saito.  It's beautifully written, gorgeously detailed and fantastically paced.  I wish this really took place in the film.
[identity profile] irony-rocks.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Inception
Pairing: Ariadne/Arthur
Fic Title: Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Author: [livejournal.com profile] someinstant
Link: http://someinstant.livejournal.com/43004.html
Rating/Warning(s): R for sexuality, language
Genre: Missing scenes to post-movie. General romance.
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: This is a wonderful, long (10k) fic that explores evolution of Ariadne's perception of Arthur, beginning with glimpses of how they worked together in setting up the con. It follows through post-movie. Wonderful Ariadne voice, whose smart and young and sarcastic, and her interactions with Arthur are very fascinating to read. There's great dialogue, wonderful details that expand the 'verse, and they cleverly fit the movie's canon perfectly.

This author has other long Ariadne/Arthur fics. I haven't read them yet, but I'm sure they're good.

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[identity profile] lady-with-cats.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Inception
Pairing: Arthur/Ariadne
Fic Title: Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
Author[livejournal.com profile] wakeyourheart 
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17
Genre: Romance
WIP?: no

: "The first time it happens, it’s purely accidental. Ariadne will swear that up and down." In which Ariadne gets awfully friendly with her projections.

Why This Must Be Read
: I've been waiting and waiting for the dream-kink fic, and this one is supremely satisfying. Also, bonus!Eames. :D Completely rereadable.

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[identity profile] swamp-ariadne.livejournal.com
The Irreplacability of Things Lost, NC-17
Author:  [info]kag523
Characters/Pairings:  Kara/Lee/Zak; Dom/Mal/Ariadne if you squint
Current Chapter Rating:  M for mature subject matter
Summary:  In the Colonial Forces Black Ops Division, the skills of Dom Cobb are brought into play in order to retrieve the consciousnesses of two officers - Lee Adama and Kara Thrace - trapped in an ongoing dream-state. Spoilers for both Inception and the BSG series.
Genre: SCIFI
Disclaimer:  The following work of fiction is based on Ron Moore & David Eick’s re-imagined Battlestar Galactica, 2003 and on Christopher Nolan's, Inception, 2010.  The rights to the characters, situations and storylines from the series and film reside with the associated authors and studios.  We make no claim to these rights, nor is this work intended for monetary gain.  It is simply a creative process
Link: kag523.livejournal.com/65327.html
WIP?: Complete
Why this fic?: Follows much of BSG and Inception canon, although for Inception it is mostly post-movie. All characters have stayed in character. Though there is romance the overall scifiness of the whole piece is front and center. The balance of both fandoms in the story is very well maintained.
[identity profile] swamp-ariadne.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: INCEPTION
Pairing: Dom/Ariadne, past Arthur/Ariadne, eventual Arthur/Eames
Fic Title: THE CARRICK, PG-13
Author: [livejournal.com profile] thursdaysgirl 
Rating/Warning(s): Spoilers for the movie, language, blah blah the usual. Some Arthur/Eames
Genre: Scifi/Suspense
WIP?: Yup it is done.
Why This Must Be Read: The most mature, most well plotted of the Dom/Ariadne fics in the LJ community. It is by far the longest fic in this ship. The romantic angle organically flows from the main story itself and thankfully Ariadne is not depicted as some sophomore undergrad. The tone is definitely adult and not YA.
[identity profile] annerbhp.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Inception
Pairing: Ariadne/Arthur
Fic Title: remember how you got here
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kellifer_fic 
Link: http://kellifer-fic.livejournal.com/314139.html
Rating/Warning(s): adult (language)
Genre: Drama, humor, fluff
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Because the characterizations are spot on. This short fic explores why Ariadne finds herself so drawn to Arthur, and manages to nail it down in a single brilliant line. Plus, there is bonus Eames, which every self-respecting Inception fic should have if it can at all manage it. :)
[identity profile] irony-rocks.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Inception
Pairing: Arthur/Ariadne
Fic Title: walking on my skin again
Author: [livejournal.com profile] seimaisin
Link: http://seimaisin.livejournal.com/2117364.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: post-movie, general romance
WIP?: no

Why This Must Be Read: I've read a lot of Arthur/Ariadne fic lately, but this one is clearly my favorite. It has such an authentic Ariadne voice, not only chronicling the story of what happens after the Fischer job, but it does it in a way that flushes out the verse and characters remarkably. Eames, Cobb, Miles, even Mal have such a great presence throughout the story. And her tale with Arthur is subtle and real and very well handled. I love one-shots, but there's something special about stories with scope and range. This story is wonderfully written with a deft hand.

I heartily recommend it.

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