[identity profile] ahigheroctave.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Parks and Rec
Pairing: Ann Perkins/Ron Swanson, past Ann/Tom, Ann/Chris, Ann/OC background Leslie/Ben
Fic Title: Teach Me Gently How to Breathe
Author: singyourmelody
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7878896/1/Teach-Me-Gently-How-to-Breathe
Rating/Warning(s): T
Genre: Romance
WIP?: Completed one-shot.

Why This Must Be Read: I found this fic while I was in fact searching for Leslie/Ron fics, but I saw this and it kind of sparked my interest so I took a look at it. This fic is everything I ever wanted for Ann, it gives her a lot of depth the show could so easily and kind of plugs perfectly against her problems of always being the love-interest and never the heroine. And honestly, Ron is kind of the perfect person to bring that out in her, which is not something I would have ever considered before reading this fic. Definitely a great Ann character study.

1 more )
[identity profile] stars-inthe-sky.livejournal.com

Fandom Category: The Office
Pairing: Pam Beesley/Jim Halpert (as if there are any others!)
Fic Title: Around Here No More
Author: loveleee
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/390987
Rating/Warning(s): None
Genre: A little bit of angst.
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: A tweak on the events of "Casino Night" that is every bit as painful and believable as canon would have it.

***

Fandom Category: Parks & Recreation
Pairing: Leslie Knope/Ben Wyatt
Fic Title: Simple As It Should Be
Author: 
[info]shornt
Link: http://shornt.livejournal.com/567959.html
Rating/Warning(s): Light suggestiveness
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Leslie frets, only a little unreasonably, about her future with Ben. Ann Perkins, friend and beautiful nurse, is there to tone down the crazy. And then there's a lot of wondering about proposals. My description isn't doing the sweetness and loveable fluff of this fic justice, I'm sorry, just read it.

***

Fandom Category: Community
Pairing: Mostly gen, but with some Annie Edison/Jeff Winger and Annie Edison/Troy Barnes if you look for it
Fic Title: Creative (Non)Fiction
Author: freneticfloetry
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/142676
Rating/Warning(s): None
Genre: Humor, meta
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Abed attempts to write fanfiction about the study group for his creative writing class. His friends are understandably excited and disturbed by turns. It's more gen than het, but it's just too good not to share around.

[identity profile] stars-inthe-sky.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Parks & Recreation / Harry Potter
Pairing: Leslie Knope / Ben Wyatt
Fic Title: Accio Coffee (with commentary)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] stillscape
Link: http://stillscape.livejournal.com/1041.html
Rating/Warning(s): R
Genre: AU
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Because Leslie Knope would be an excellent addition to the Ministry of Magic and you know it.  This amusing little fic puts her in the Department of Magical Land Management and Wizarding Pastimes (where else?) with Ben as an auditor from Dolores Umbridge's office (natch). It escalates into some cute PWP pretty quickly, but the fusion of the Parks 'verse with the Potterverse is laugh-out-loud funny. Plus, [livejournal.com profile] stillscape's commentary is great--both regarding the fic and regarding some really solid observations about the wizarding world that, really, don't make a ton of sense when you think about them.
[identity profile] drphungus.livejournal.com
I believe some time ago during the Parks and Recreation challenge someone was looking for more April/Andy fic. Well, I have found one:

Fandom Category: Parks and Recreation
Pairing: April Ludgate/Andy Dwyer
Fic Title: I'm Never As Good Without You
Author: [livejournal.com profile] irishmizzy
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): R
Genre: Romance, Light Humor
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: There's a dearth of April/Andy fic, but they're such a delightful couple. This story deals with their relationship post-marriage and post-April becoming manager, and strikes the perfect tone for these two--playful, funny, and a little absurd. Just as we like them.
[identity profile] stars-inthe-sky.livejournal.com
So very excited for Thursday. In the meantime, I think I may have finished the Internet, at least when it comes to Parksfic.

Fandom Category: Parks & Recreation
Pairing: Leslie Knope/Ben Wyatt
Fic Title: these inconvenient fireworks
Author: hypotheticalfanfic
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/238757
Rating/Warning(s): Teen and Up
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: There's a heat wave in Pawnee, and Ben has questionable luck with sparklers on the Fourth of July.
[identity profile] stars-inthe-sky.livejournal.com
My binge continues.  Now fall TV needs to start so the fic starts coming anew!

Fandom Category: Parks & Recreation
Pairing: Leslie Knope/Ben Wyatt
Fic Title: The Dictionary According to Ben Wyatt
Author: [livejournal.com profile] fairytiger
Link: http://leslie-ben.livejournal.com/22756.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Humor, romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: In alphabetical order, what certain words and terms mean to one Mr. Wyatt, particularly given the context of a certain Deputy Department Director.

***

Fandom Category: Parks & Recreation
Pairing: Leslie Knope/Ben Wyatt
Fic Title: Count to Ten
Author: [livejournal.com profile] americnxidiot
Link: http://leslie-ben.livejournal.com/167986.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Epistolary
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Through a series of notes and text messages, [livejournal.com profile] americnxidiot gives us a fun, flirty, and heartfelt look at the early days of Leslie and Ben's actual-but-super-secret relationship, circa "The Bubble." The giddiness of two otherwise reasonable adults that we see onscreen is present in full force here, and I dare you not to smile when he writes, "Give me a number between one and ten."
[identity profile] stars-inthe-sky.livejournal.com
(and some other canon pairings floating in the background)

Fandom Category: Parks & Recreation
Pairing: Leslie Knope/Ben Wyatt
Fic Title: Safety Zone
Author: [livejournal.com profile] synecdoche
Link: http://saucydiva.livejournal.com/3703.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Humor
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Lit-ra-lly the best summer-shutdown fic I have read in about two weeks of binging on P&R fandom. With the government closed, all the usual suspects get roped into a water balloon fight for charity, and it's pretty much awesome. From the Councilman Houser run-in at the beginning to the unexpected but lovely epilogue, you will have every reason to love, love, love this.

And has read a shocking number of political biographies for a town, which I like. )

[identity profile] lady-with-cats.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Parks & Recreation
Pairing: Leslie Knope/Ben Wyatt, Ann Perkins/Chris Traeger, April Ludgate/Andy Dwyer
Fic Title: next stop, the world
Author: [livejournal.com profile] synecdoche
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No
Summary: Leslie decides to run for office, antics ensue.

Why This Must Be Read: I'd held off reccing this until it was finished, because it is long and fabulous and engrossing. It deals with where S3 leaves off, and remains wonderfully real amongst the romantic and political antics of Ben and Leslie. The absolute best selling point, to me, was the wonderfully integration of everyone else on the show, especially April and Andy. As loveable as they are, they also read as people who know a thing or two about love and provide Ben with a lovely balance to Leslie and Ann's friendship. [livejournal.com profile] synecdoche also manages to write a very cute balance into the Ann/Chris dynamic, which IMO was quite lacking on the show. It honestly feels like a few episodes of Season 4.

One more rec )

Could we possibly have a Ann/Chris tag, mods? Thankyou!
[identity profile] drphungus.livejournal.com
There are lots of great stories in this fandom, but I didn't want to not include works-in-progress, so here is a post with some of my favorite WIP of late.


Fandom Category: Parks & Recreation
Pairing: Leslie Knope/Ben Wyatt
Fic Title: Dear Friend
Author: [livejournal.com profile] stillscape
Link: Here
Rating/Warning(s): Teen so far
Genre: Romance
WIP?: Yes

Why This Must Be Read: Based off a Shop Around the Corner challenge in the [livejournal.com profile] leslie_ben community, this story sweeps Leslie and Ben back into an AU where they are middle schoolers who begin to write anonymous letters to one another over the summer just before they attend the same summer camp in Indiana. [livejournal.com profile] stillscape really makes this premise work, and has a keen touch for the voices and feelings of kids that age.

Two more recommendations )
[identity profile] mzmtiger.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Parks and Recreation
Pairing: Leslie Knope/Ben Wyatt
Fic Title: It's All Your State of Mind
Author: Panache
Link:It's All Your State of Mind
Rating/Warning(s): T
Genre: Romance, Hurt/Comforty
WIP?: No
Special Rec: 4/30


Why This Must Be Read: Panache ([livejournal.com profile] cypanache) is pretty much the best Leslie/Ben author out there, and that's saying something, because there are a lot of amazing authors. The best part of her fics is that her Ben and Leslie are so real. They have hang-ups and problems and doubts like real people, but she also manages to keep the fun and silliness that's such an important part of P&R in there. It takes place right after 'Media Blitz', so it's AU now, but it still has something about it that convinces you that this is really what might have happened if things had happened a little differently. Also, it shows Ben's gradual attachment to and induction into Pawnee in a really fantastic way.
[identity profile] drphungus.livejournal.com
Once I started shipping Leslie Knope and Ben Wyatt (and his life-ruining, terrible face), I couldn't stop. Fortunately, this growing fandom is blessed with some disproportionally talented writers and I feel like every week I find 5-6 great new stories that should be read and recommended. Here are five recommendations (some WIPs, but WIPs you should totally read because they are great and will get finished) so far.


Five Leslie/Ben Recommendations under the Cut )
[identity profile] j-guda.livejournal.com
I started watching Parks and Recreation a week and a half ago, and have since made it my mission to find all the Ben/Leslie fic I can get my hands on. I haven't felt like this about a show or a ship in a long time. They are the definition of stupidcute.

Here are my (sort of, maybe, it shifts every hour really, but I think I've settled on these) current top (not necessarily in order) 9 (there were going to be more but I got tired) Leslie Knope/Ben Wyatt fic recommendations.

Lots of fluff and squeeing ahead (Spoilers through 3x10) )
[identity profile] n-e-star.livejournal.com
In the recs wanted post [livejournal.com profile] drphungus asked for Leslie Knope/Ben Wyatt recs.

I don't watch this show but one of my favorite authors has written some fics for it.


The Wallflowers, pg
Post "Soulmates"
"It hurts her face, the way her cheeks stretch to accommodate the smile that he causes to blossom on her lips. The best kind of pain, she thinks..."

The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Ben, pg
Spoilers: let's just say this takes place sometime after soulmates?
"He’s sly, he’s slick; he only manages to walk into a wall once trying to be both sly and slick while walking and talking with her. Overall, he’d call that a success."


On the Off Chance, pg-13 (because I say breasts a lot? And someone might be offended?)
post "Jerry's Painting"
"...he can’t stop thinking about breasts. Leslie’s breasts."
[identity profile] drphungus.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Parks and Recreation
Pairing: Leslie Knope/Ben Wyatt
Fic Title: It's Just the Laws that Make Us Bad
Author: irishmizzy
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/141647
Rating/Warning(s):
Genre: Romance, Humor
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: It's sweet and funny and a bit sexy, and the author does as great job with the voices of the characters, as well as reflecting in her writing the comic tone of the show. Ben's voice is perfectly weary but pragmatic, and Leslie is full of bounce and spark, which acts to complement the other.

Profile

het_reccers: (Default)
het reccers

August 2017

S M T W T F S
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930 31  

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit