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Jan. 27th, 2007

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msilverstar

LOTRIPS: "Easily Enough"

Fandom: LOTR RPS
Pairing: Miranda Otto (Eowyn) / Dominic Monaghan (Merry)
Rating: NC-17
Length: 1190 words
Author: chevauchee (formerly known as renjenri)

Why you should read this:

Written for a "taste" challenge, it rises to the occasion perfectly. It's a lovely mosaic of tastes, in and out of bed. And one of my favorite Miranda scenes ever (part of my personal fanon), in which she sings the Fourex beer jingle and provides the flavour of Australia.

Easily Enough

Dec. 15th, 2006

Duckie

cressida0201

Took-fics!

To round off my second month of recommending Lord of the Rings, have I ever got a hobbit romp for you!

"Too Many Tooks" by Mariole
http://www.west-of-the-moon.net/servlet/ReadGenStory?storyID=262

Fandom: Lord of the Rings (book)
Pairing: Frodo/OFC (actually, multiple OFCs....)
Rating: NC-17
Length: 61,508 words

Why you should read this: I've been saving this rec. I defy anyone to read it and then say there is no well-written hetfic around! It is by turns blisteringly hot, side-splittingly funny, and charmingly romantic. The OCs--especially Pippin's three sisters--are all distinct and vividly characterized, and not one of them is a Mary Sue. I was quite surprised when I did the word count, because it just flew by when I was reading it!

Warning: Features a non-con scene, but it's easily skipped, and the author does a good job of letting you know where to stop reading if you don't want to read it.

Also, Pippin/DiamondCollapse )

Dec. 8th, 2006

BoG Faramir

cressida0201

"At Long Last" by Astara

"At Long Last" by Astara
http://www.scribeoz.com/fanfic/story.php?no=1349

Fandom: Lord of the Rings (bookverse)
Pairing: Denethor/Finduilas
Rating: PG-13
Length: 7202 words

Why you should read this:

Denethor is one of the more difficult and fascinating characters in The Lord of the Rings. In the book, we meet him during what are probably the worst days of his life, when he's hostile, suspicious, and embittered. However, the appendix hints at another picture: a great man brought down by his flaws, and the long history of pain and loss which brought him to that state. One particularly intriguing hint is the statement that his wife's early death changed him greatly. Astara does a fine job of rolling back the clock to who Denethor might have been in his younger days, when he had just met the love of his life. Finduilas, created from the sketchy hints in the book, is a charming character. It's easy to see how she gives Denethor what he needs, and to understand how her loss would devastate him.

Note: If you like this story, Astara has also written several other pieces about her favorite Middle-Earth couple. They're all excellent; however, I chose "At Long Last" for my recommendation because it comes first in the internal chronology.

Nov. 14th, 2006

*blowing bubbles

tinylegacies

X-Men Movieverse - 8 recs

So, just a warning that I'm sort of biased towards reading Rogue fic and I have a strong dislike of Jean. Therefore, these recs clearly reflect my personal fic-reading preferences.

Eight Recs Under the CutCollapse )
splat

thesundaywriter

Prince of Tennis recs- in which there is no tennis

The Phonecall
Fandom: Prince of Tennis
Pairing: Ryoma/Sakuno
Rating: PG
Length: 813 words
Why you should read this: This fic just struck a chord in me... I totally didn't expect the ending. And I thought the characterisation was good.

Fuji/An, Atobe/An, Atobe/Yumiko, Eiji/Saku, Sanada/AnCollapse )

Nov. 13th, 2006

Duckie

cressida0201

Three LOTR Movieverse Recs: Aragorn/Arwen x2, Boromir/OFC

"When Day Comes Down" by Joannawrites
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1262330/1/

Fandom: Lord of the Rings (movieverse)
Pairing: Aragorn/Arwen
Rating: PG-13
Length: 5063 words

Why you should read this: It leans to the gen side, but Aragorn and Arwen's love and longing come through so clearly in the final section ("Come to Me in Dreams") that I feel like it counts. It's angsty without going overboard, and the writing is just achingly beautiful.

Another Aragorn/Arwen rec, fluffy this time!Collapse )

Boromir/OFCCollapse )

Nov. 6th, 2006

curled in ball

mcshepylove

9 more days!

All the entries so far have been tagged. We have some reccers we haven't heard from yet! Remember we go from the 15th of the month to the 15th of the month, so you have 9 more days until your turn is over.

This is also the official claiming post for the rec round starting 11/15. Comment with the fandom you want and please pimp the com where you are allowed to. (Fandom newsletters are great places to start.)
mori sleep

qem_chibati

And Ouran Highschool Host Club Strikes Again!

http://measuringlife.livejournal.com/207204.html

Fandom: Ouran Highschool Host Club
Pairing: mori/haruhi
Rating: G
Length: 972

Why you should read this:
I really liked the peaceful tone throughout this. I also liked the way that it included Honey. Because Honey and Mori's relationship is so important, so I loved how while it didn't address what he might be thinking, it included him in the fic, he's existance wasn't just ignored.

I'm also a bit of a terrible Mori/Haruhi shipper at times. XD It comes and goes, but they just have these quiet moments of understanding it seems.

1 Haruhi/Honey, 1 Nekozawa/Haruhi, 1 Tamaki/HaruhiCollapse )

Oct. 30th, 2006

BoG Faramir

cressida0201

The Elves' Turn: Galadriel/Celeborn x2, with my first movieverse rec!

Okay, I've posted recommendations for fanfic about Men and about Hobbits (plus whatever Goldberry is), so now it's the Elves' turn. I admit I've always been kind of scared to wade into Elf fanfic, just because there is so darn much of it and so much of that is slash and/or badly-written. But in the spirit of Halloween, I took a deep breath and plunged in, and to my delight, found a good piece right away featuring one of my favorite pairings.

"Waiting" by Dot
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3097663/1/
http://www.storiesofarda.com/chapterview.asp?sid=4903&cid=19760

Fandom: Lord of the Rings (bookverse)
Pairing: Galadriel/Celeborn
Rating: G
Length: 1716 words

Why you should read this: This story is focused on Galadriel, starting just after the War of the Ring and focusing mainly on her long wait for Celeborn to join her in the West. The style is very wistful and lyrical, full of hope and patience. The ending is just gorgeous! I smiled the whole time I was reading.

A very silly Galadriel/Celeborn movieverse rec behind the cutCollapse )

Oct. 24th, 2006

qem-killua-smile for me baby

qem_chibati

And half in half out of the hostclub now, but still all Ouran

The stories in here are ones that, involve some of the non-host club characters in the show.

http://sam-storyteller.livejournal.com/98834.html
Games of Risk by sam_storyteller
Fandom: Ouran Highschool Host Club
Pairing: Kyouya/Renge
Rating: PG
Length: 1331

Why you should read this:
Well after all that Haruhi, you'd want to know if there other girls out there, wouldn't you? =P

While Renge doesn't entirely mesh in my mind, she's being seen through Kyouya's point of view, and that does mesh in my mind very well.

Both of these characters enjoy playing games and directing people's actions, and when these two work together it is a truely fearsome force!

1 more Renge/Kyouya, 1 Haruhi/Nekozawa. 1 Arai/HaruhiCollapse )

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