[identity profile] hariboo.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Once Upon A Time
Pairing: Regina Mills/Sheriff Graham
Fic Title: The Fruits Again Would Fill The Garden
Author: [livejournal.com profile] marketchippie
Link: http://marketchippie.livejournal.com/125568.html#cutid1
Rating/Warning(s): R
Genre: character based, retold fairytale, sexy times, pre-series
WIP?: nope
(20/20) under the new year's wire!

Why This Must Be Read: Gorgeous, basically. The prose in this is so incredibly rich it fills my mouth and makes me want to bite an apple. Amazing characterisation it adds levels under levels to these two character and makes Regina even more complex and interesting than she was before.
[identity profile] hariboo.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Harry Potter
Pairing: Fleur Delacour/Bill Weasley
Fic Title: Under Skin
Author: [livejournal.com profile] eleusis_walks
Link: http://eleusis-walks.livejournal.com/61485.html#cutid1
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: character based, drama, missing scene
WIP?: nope

Why This Must Be Read: Short but evocative this fic draws on everything I love about Fleur and Fleur and Bill together: their certainty in their feelings. A lovely missing scene post Bill's attack and how Fleur does not back away from the monster everyone tells her is now in him.
[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)

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: Sailor Moon
Pairing: Usagi Tuskino/Mamoru Chiba
Fic Title: Untitled Series
Author: [livejournal.com profile] fated_addiction
Link: http://fated-addiction.livejournal.com/tag/series%3A%20untitled
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: AU, superhero, drama, romance

Why This Must Be Read: Right, so [livejournal.com profile] fated_addiction just writes phenomenal fic in general and especially for Usagi/Mamoru, but this is is just out of this world. She builds an AU within the canon that exists in the manga and manages to pull out some of the most amazing Usagi characterisation ever. It's a bit of a What If verse and Usagi starts on the journey to becoming Sailor Moon a bit differently with the players switched around some, but even with all these changes one thing remains: she's the glue and that's so true for the fic too. Usagi binds this fic together and her relationship with Mamoru during this journey of self discovery highlights ever.

But really, just read all of [livejournal.com profile] fated_addiction's Usagi/Mamoru fic if you get a chance.

Fandom Category: Sailor Moon
Pairing: Usagi Tuskino/Mamoru Chiba
Fic Title: Took A Faithful Leap / I Carry You In My Heart
Author: [livejournal.com profile] tosca1390
Link: http://tosca1390.livejournal.com/277146.html (Took A Faithful Leap)
http://tosca1390.livejournal.com/287148.html (I Carry You In My Heart)
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: AU, general romance
WIP?: nope

Why This Must Be Read: So it's obvious I really like AUs. And if it wasn't I REALLY LIKE THEM, sorry! [livejournal.com profile] tosca1390 also has really excellent fic for these two too, but I love AUs! This AU is currently two fics, which is why I'm reccing both at once and this is a great one because I'm not honestly a big Sailor Moon fic reader for Usagi/Mamoru but I saw this one and it's so perfect. Political AUs for this narrative should happen more often because it lends itself so well to what already exists for the characters. Usagi is unchanged here, just older, but still on a mission to do good and make a change. Mamoru is still on the path to be a doctor and thanks to these paths and their friends their paths cross and it's the loveliest. Their relationship here is so supportive and it just flows. Also I love the roles the other senshi play in this AU and how the Dark Kingdom is introduced. Perfection!
[identity profile] hariboo.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: New Girl
Pairing: Jess Day/Nick Miller
Fic Title: The Arts and Crafts of Moving On
Author: Anonymous (atm)
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2011/works/300279
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: UST, partly canon compliant, humour, friendship, flirting
WIP?: nope

Why This Must Be Read: This show is just an outlet for DELIGHTFUL FIC. And this is one of them. Done for Yuletide (double whammy rec!) this fic encapsulates everything about the show — friendships! roommate adventures! craft stores! Schmidt. — with a healthy dose of Nick and Jess thrown in. Basically, this could be an episode that happens.
[identity profile] hariboo.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Twilight (yes! I have read Twilight fic!)
Pairing: eventual Bella Swan/Jacob Black (but it takes a while to get there)
Fic Title: Pieces of the Memories
Author: [livejournal.com profile] audreyii_fic
Link: http://audreyii-fic.livejournal.com/20081.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13; language
Genre: pre-series, partly canon compliant AU, humour, friendship, angst
WIP?: nope

Why This Must Be Read: I came across this series by accident but it's been one of the best ones. I know very little of this series outside the films, but this fic makes me interested I have to say. An AU series of interconnected drabbles that are based on the sole idea of: what if Bella grew up in Forks. The drabbles start out when Bella is very young and continue on as she grows up, raised by her dad, and by association the Black family. Lovely snap shots from Bella's child hood being raised alongside the Black children and Leah Clearwater (so good in this fic!) and how it shapes her life. Jacob and Bella happen later on in the fic, but really, the fic is wonderful exploration of the connection they had children and how it evolves into something deeper as they grow.
[identity profile] hariboo.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire
Pairing: Joanna Lannister/Tywin Lannister
Fic Title: Even to the Edge of Doom
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lilith_morgana
Link: http://lilith-morgana.livejournal.com/310080.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13; character death, knowledge of future incest between other characters
Genre: pre-series, character death
WIP?: nope

Why This Must Be Read: You never really see Joanna Tywin in the book and odds are the same will go for the show but the presence of, especially when talking about Tywin is so incredibly felt. She's describe Tywin's most trusted advisor and the only person who had or has had any measure of influence over him. It's even stated that after her death "the best part of him died with her". This fic is an incredibly written tale of their partnership and it's very easy to imagine it occurred just like this.
[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

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

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] hariboo.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Young Justice
Pairing: M'gann M'orzz/Conner Kent (Miss Martian/Superboy), background slash ship: Dick Grayson/Wally West
Fic Title: Such Vast Deserts We Cross
Author: [livejournal.com profile] mekosuchinae
Link: http://mekosuchinae.livejournal.com/234381.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13; language, minor violence
Genre: UST/RST, matchmaking fic, friendship, cuteness all around.
WIP?: nope

Why This Must Be Read: A) [livejournal.com profile] mekosuchinae writes such amazing fic! B) This fic is adorable! M'gann tries her hand at match making and everything kinda turns around on it self and matchmakes herself? Such is the life of a teenage alien superhero! The handle on the characters and ships is so layered and real. These kids are flawed and caring and wonderful. Not to mention the relationship between M'gann and Superboy (at this moment in time he had not chosen his Earth name yet, fyi) is heartwarming like warm cookies.
[identity profile] hariboo.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: New Girl
Pairing: Jess Day/Nick Miller
Fic Title: Lay My Head on the Hood of Your Car
Author: [livejournal.com profile] falseeeyelashes
Link: http://falseeeyelashes.livejournal.com/324581.html
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17
Genre: humour, non-romance, not!dating, friends with benefits
WIP?: nope

Why This Must Be Read: There's not much fic I've found for this show, but out of all the fic out there this is the best. Perfect fic for this show. Jess' POV is flawless, hilarious, awkward and sweet and how she travels hooking up with Nick is perfect because it comes kinda almost out of nowhere and spirals out of her control pretty fast. Sex does that apparently, and they're having all of it. Excellent fic with amazing moments with supporting character. Like in the show Schmidt is too much and too hilarious in this.
[identity profile] hariboo.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Percy Jackson and the Olympians series
Pairing: Rachel Elizabeth Dare/Percy Jackson
Fic Title: The Five Worst Ways to Keep the Virgin Part of the Oracle of Delphi
Author: [livejournal.com profile] aimmyarrowshigh
Link: http://aimmyarrowshigh.livejournal.com/27484.html
Rating/Warning(s): hard R; underage sexual situations, language
Genre: PWP, (~forbidden) sexy times, five times
WIP?: nope

Why This Must Be Read: The title pretty much says it all. As the Oracle of Delphi Rachel Dare is not supposed to date let alone have sex with anyone. She and Percy find ways around that. This is not the series Main Canon Ship, I feel I should point out, but it's my favourite because I always enjoyed Percy and Rachel's dynamic. Fic for them is hard to find. Read: near impossible so coming across this was like OH OH OH YES. And it's hot. I rec it even you haven't read the books (the film doesn't count because Rachel does no appear in it) because it's so hot and Rachel and Percy are so adorably and awkwardly sexy in it. Teenagers! If only there was more for them!

and lol, oh crap, this was just recced last month and I just noticed! Fail! But let's see if I can find another for tonight.
[identity profile] hariboo.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Gossip Girl
Pairing: Blair Waldrof/Dan Humphrey
Fic Title: The Mean Reads
Author: [livejournal.com profile] artemis_sparks
Link: http://artemis-sparks.livejournal.com/36410.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13; some Dan/Vanessa, and Blair/Chuck, but not the focus of the fic. Some language.
Genre: romance, intellectual romcom,
WIP?: nope

Why This Must Be Read: Oh Dan and Blair, the ship tumblr and season 4, I think, made me care about but they're so precious to me now. The socialite and the writer, the dreamer and the realist, the ones that want and think and think about everything they want. Also, the ones with the best ship construction the show has done. This fic is great for them. It's set in mid season three where they both start to move past their prescribed — and excepted by others — intolerance for each other and start getting somewhat closer. Using a line from Breakfast at Tiffany's, which is a brilliant move on the author on it's own merits, the "mean reds" is exactly how their relationship with the fic begins: afraid of what the other means. Dan and Blair do something that changes their perspective on each other. At least Dan's at first and then it's when starts getting complicated because they're not supposed to like each other. Here, Dan and Blair are snippy and snarky as each other always but they slowly fine that past all they say they hate about each other is someone that they don't hate at all.

two more under the cut )
[identity profile] hariboo.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Game of Thrones
Pairing: Cersei Lannister/Ned Stark
Fic Title: The Joinery
Author: [livejournal.com profile] falseeeyelashes
Link: http://falseeeyelashes.livejournal.com/320721.html
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17, violence, canon incest, war
Genre: alternate universe, fantasy, drama
WIP?: nope

Why This Must Be Read: One of the best Game of Thones fics I've read, and the best fic for this ship which is definitely a minor and almost a crackship, but the way it's presented here is so real to the world. Centered on the premise that Ned Stark takes the Iron Thone that day in King's Landing the tale spins out from there and a world is built. But it's not a magically better world. Told from Cersei point of view we see how this new marriage with this Northerner affects her and how despite herself she grows to care for her husband and King in ways she didn't even want to. This AU is perfect. It takes all the familiar aspects of the show and books and skews them just enough that everything is familiar, but the players motivations have changed every so slightly.
[identity profile] hariboo.livejournal.com
Back up reccer in the house! :D

Fandom Category: Harry Potter
Pairing: Andromeda Black/Ted Tonks, background canon ships.
Fic Title: A Keen Observer
Author: DeepDownSlytherin
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2489360/1/A_Keen_Observer
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13, mean dark wizards being mean dark wizards, character deaths, knowledge of future character deaths.
Genre: romance, family, personal narratives
WIP?: nope

Why This Must Be Read: The fic that took my mild affection for Andromeda Black and SKYROCKETED IT TO LOVE. Favourite Black sister now! This is first of all excellently written and characterised. The tale of Andromeda Black growing up in house hold and in a world that is normal and comfortable to her, even if she doesn't agree with everyone or everything in it, it's her world, her family, and she loves them. But it's also the tale of how she grows and realises that maybe her family and friends aren't the people they and she think they are. It all starts to change when she goes to Hogwarts and meets a young boy called Ted Tonks, who for the rest of her time at Hogwarts will bug her, push her to think about her life in ways that she's not used too, and ultimately fall for her. Told exclusively through Andromeda's point of view the author manages to give more life and humanity to the people we will later know as Harry Potter's greatest enemies, namely Bella Black. Seriously, Bella and Narcissa through their sister's eye are made so human, because they're so loved by Andromeda that it hurts a little to know their future. We also get to see hints of the Marauders as the story progresses, but this story is first and foremost about Andromeda Black. The middle sister, the one who tried to keep her sister together, her world together but ultimately realised it just wasn't meant to be. And maybe for the best.
[identity profile] hariboo.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Stargate SG-1
Pairing: Vala Mal Doran/Daniel Jackson
Fic Title: As Always, Unexpected
Author: [livejournal.com profile] little_giddy 
Link: http://little-giddy.livejournal.com/72723.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: friendship, ust, banter, humour
WIP?: nope.
Special Rec: 30/30

Why This Must Be Read: I wanted to end this month of reccing with happiness and nothing makes me happier than ANYTHING [livejournal.com profile] little_giddy writes, especially for Daniel and Vala. This fic is pure joy in which we find Daniel and Vala finding themselves in misadventures in Washington D.C. These two just can't seem to have a normal night out.

And if you like this one, but want some more meat on you fic, you should check out Domino Motion (fic tag) because it is also another favourite fic of me from this author, for this pairing. An epic tale that changes up season 10 and does it awesomely so, adding layers that we wished we had seen in the show.

Lastly, I just want to say this last month as been one awesome ride in reccing. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. :D 
[identity profile] hariboo.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Pairing: Mai/Zuko, Suki/Sokka, slight ust Katara/Aang
Fic Title: At the Edge of Dusk
Author: Omoni
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/128327
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: romance, post series, family, friendship.
WIP?: nope.
Special Rec: 29/30

Why This Must Be Read: Fun and realistically joyous look at the last few months of the show and first year or so of Zuko's time as Firelord told through, mostly, Mai's point of view. You can see clearly see how much Zuko and Mai care for each other during the time they are apart after "The Boiling Rock" and how their relationship continues after Team Avatar saves the world. Delightfully funny at some points, you can clearly hear the character's voices throughout this fic because Zuko, let's face it is a dorkface but Mai loves him anyway. There are also lovely friendship moments with almost every one of the kids, especially Suki and Mai who would really make the most awesome of friends.
[identity profile] hariboo.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: The West Wing
Pairing: Ainsely Hayes/Sam Seaborn
Fic Title: miss jane austen presents
Author: [livejournal.com profile] falseeeyelashes 
Link: http://falseeeyelashes.livejournal.com/201580.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: romance, post series
WIP?: nope.
Special Rec: 28/30

Why This Must Be Read: One of my favourite ships that never got a chance to flourish on the show, I love the idea of Ainsely and Sam coming together after the show ends in those gap years we are hinted at. Lovely prose, this is one of my favourite Ainsely characterisations.
[identity profile] hariboo.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Batman (comics)
Pairing: Barbara Gordon/Dick Grayson
Fic Title: Orcale and Nightwing
Author: Jody Revenson
Link: http://www.the-family-archives.com/stories/oandn1.txt
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17; Dick Grayson's puns.
Genre: romance, sexy sexy times, bat family angst.
WIP?: nope.
Special Rec: 27/30

Why This Must Be Read: I find, thus read, so little from the Bat Clan world, but Barbara and Dick have always been one of my favourite ships ever in the Batman verse. This is one of my favourite fics of them. I love how it's about them trying to fit each other in their lives with all the baggage they carry with them. Also, Dick is so totally smitten with Barbara you can't help but love how dorky he is towards her.
[identity profile] hariboo.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Lost
Pairing: Juliet Burke/James "Sawyer" Ford
Fic Title: day thirteen
Author: [livejournal.com profile] navras_rheya 
Link: http://navras-rheya.livejournal.com/112505.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: friendship, ust
WIP?: nope.
Special Rec: 26/30

Why This Must Be Read: Focusing on those two weeks that James asked Juliet to stay on the dock. Beautiful character moments that show that even before romance cropped up in their relationship there was a real partnership between these two.
[identity profile] hariboo.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Sorcerous Stabber Orphen
Pairing: Cleao "Cleo" Everlasting/Krylancelo "Orphen" Finrandi
Fic Title: It's in the Blood
Author: GilShalos
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1311814/1/Its_in_the_Blood
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13, violence, some adult themes. Orphen is a moron about feelings.
Genre: romance, family, kinda AU.
WIP?: nope. There is a sequel but this one IS a WIP, and abandoned by the looks of it.
Special Rec: 25/30

Why This Must Be Read: I can't really pinpoint why I like this fic so much. It's my go to fic for the (tiny tiny) fandom, especially for the characterisations of Cleo's sister and mother. Super awesome ladies, those Everlasting ladies are. (More of them in the sequel, fyi.) Cleo and Orphen are perfectly in character--they are like two kids in the playground throwing sand at each other to hide how MUCH they care--but there is growth here and you can see just how deeply they do care. Interesting interpretations of these characters pasts, I love that it focuses not only on Cleo and Orphen but on the anime's other characters as well, even adds a few of it's own.


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