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Oct. 20th, 2006

BoG Faramir


"Heed No Nightly Noises" by Ariel

"Heed No Nightly Noises" by Ariel

Fandom: Lord of the Rings (bookverse)
Pairing: Frodo/Goldberry
Rating: R
Length: 3379 words

Why you should read this:

It's an unusual pairing handled with delicacy. If Tolkien were the sort to write sex scenes into his books (and I know that's a big "if"), I think they might have read something like this. The writing style is both lush and elegant. This piece has a dreamy, ethereal feel--surprising, given the fact that it's also quite hot!

The subtle allusion to "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" is a nice touch, though recognizing it is absolutely not necessary to enjoying the story.

Oct. 18th, 2006

qem-killua-smile for me baby


It's all about a hostclub

Five Men Fujioka Haruhi Didn't Kiss (And One She Did) by aishuu & sophiap

Fandom: Ouran Highschool Host Club
Pairing: Pairings: Kyouya/Haruhi, Kaoru/Haruhi, Tamaki/Haruhi, Honey/Haruhi, Hikaru/Haruhi, Mori/Haruhi. Take your pick.
Rating: PG
Length: 6 drabbles of about 200 words each, 1245.

Why you should read this:
Because if there is a a member of the host club you'd like tp see with Haruhi, or would be interested to see how it would play out, there is a drabble here for you! I found that each drabble approaches each pairing perfectly, in a way that makes you go, "yes. If it happened, it would happen something like that"

I picked this story as my first one to rec, because it helps show that there is a pairing out there for everyone, in this fandom.

1 more Haruhi/Tamaki, Haruhi/Kyouya, Haruhi/Mori under the cutCollapse )

And next rec (I'm assuming it's okay if we do more, right?) I should be looking at pairings that go outside of the host club. @.@;;

Oct. 17th, 2006

BoG Faramir


"Snowdrops and Bluebells" by Regina

Am I the first one to post a rec? All right, then! I'm new at this, so I hope I do it right. I visited the stargaterec community to get an idea of how the template works. Also, since Lord of the Rings is somewhat different between book and movie, I'm going to specify bookverse or movieverse in my recs.

(Note to the mod: Do you suppose we could get tags for each fandom, if not each pairing? Once the recs get going, it will be much easier to search the archive that way.)

"Snowdrops and Bluebells" by Regina

Fandom: Lord of the Rings (bookverse)
Pairing: Faramir/Éowyn
Rating: PG-13 (this is the author's rating, but I'd put it at PG, personally)
Length: 23,395 words (12 chapters)

Why you should read this:

The book gives us the sketch of a huge transition within Éowyn but leaves the details tantalizingly vague. This has proved an irresistible challenge to many a fanfiction author!

Regina's take on the story allows Éowyn's love for Faramir to develop slowly and naturally, with a generous helping of humor and a thoughtfulness which does not shade into gratuitous angst. When Éowyn eventually realizes her love and makes her career-change decision, it is completely believable. Her friendship with Merry Brandybuck is a heartwarming subplot.

Oct. 16th, 2006

curled in ball


Monthly Reccers

Welcome to everyone and an early thanks to our first set of reccers! They are:

And azarsuerte which fandom did you want?

You have from now until November 15th to post your recs. I'd like at least 4 recs per fandom per month. There is no upper limit, but please if you're going to post more than one a day, put the fandom and pairing(s) and then use a cut. A rec outline is availble in the community userinfo.

Let's get this party started!

Oct. 10th, 2006

curled in ball


Initial Post


Because all the other rec communities seem to function on a monthily basis we will to but let's stagger it so our month begins the 15th of the month so that our flists don't explode on the last day of the month more then they already do.

This is the 10th. Comment to this post to request a fandom for the month. Recs will start being posted on the 15th after I give people access to post.

Until then, pimp this community. Places to pimp: your own journal, the newsletters of the fandoms you read, communities and/or people who have bemoaned a lack of good het, communities and/or people who have bemoaned that there is too much slash, etc.

Personal story: I'm generally a slash reader despite loving some het couples because I, for whatever reason, can't tolerate "bad" writing like I used to when I was younger. This of course means that I miss out on some really good fic just because I have become gunshy at reading certain pairings, fandoms, specifically: het. dragonsinger was lamenting that no one reads het and so authors become discouraged because they have no audience. Hence, this community was born.

Ready, set, go!

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