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Mad Max Fury Road: My arms, my eyes, my grieving words by lbmisscharlie
Summary: It wasn’t always sand and sun. It was Green. It was, it was. It was green in her heart and in her lungs and under her fingertips. It was green until she couldn’t feel or breathe or touch the green any longer because it was stolen with her heart’s love, and even then, it was green still, for moments longer.
Reccer's Notes: After this movie came out, a lot of backstory fics about a lot of characters were being written, but few about Valkyrie came up. Bonus for a femslash ship with Furiosa!
fandom:mad.max:fury.road  pairing:furiosa/valkyrie  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:lbmisscharlie  theme:backstory  reccer:fresh_brainss 
october 2018 by fancake
Daredevil (TV): Living it up in the city by doctorcakeray
Summary: Karen Page, asexual but not aromantic, loves fierce and bright and true. She didn't expect to love meat grinder Marci Stahl, but Karen slowly discovers the warm blooded human being beneath the cool shark skin exterior.
Reccer's Notes: This is one of those stories that features a romance between two unique women--and the relationships just happens to be asexual. I don't mean to diminish their sexualities and identities, but I do like how it is discussed and then they go on with their lives together with no drama. The dialogue in this is just perfect!
fandom:daredevil.(tv)  pairing:karen.page/marci.stahl  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:doctorcakeray  theme:asexual&demisexual.characters  reccer:fresh_brainss 
may 2018 by fancake
Teen Wolf: (im)possibilities by meledea
Summary: Kira isn't quite sure how she managed to become friends with a girl who runs a soft-core porn blog, but then she definitely never expected to meet her either.
Reccer's Notes: This fic (featuring one of my very favorite femslash rarepairs) takes a character with a sex-centered job and shows that a romance with an ace character is not only possible, it's just what they both need. A very sweet fic!
fandom:teen.wolf  pairing:erica.reyes/kira.yukimura  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:meledea  theme:asexual&demisexual.characters  reccer:fresh_brainss 
may 2018 by fancake
Riverdale: The Taste of Dirt by Val_Creative
Summary: Archie leans over the toilet bowl, his forearms supporting himself. The skin on his face oatmeal-colored, dripping with sweat. His red hair hanging limply over Archie's eyes. There's silky, little flower buds on Archie's lips, gleaming with a layer of blood.

She disguises her coughs during second period. What's happening feels like a fever with chills and heaviness in her body—it must be. Veronica starts hallucinating Betty's roses, spitting them out in her mother's chrome sink.
Reccer's Notes: This fic was written in the very early days of Riverdale on the CW when we all hoped (silly, I know) that show!Jughead would follow comics!Jughead and be an asexual character. We know that isn't happening anymore, but that doesn't mean fandom hasn't come through! This fic by Rie, one of my fave authors of all time, takes the very romance-centric trope of Hanahaki Disease and writes about what happens when an asexual character experiences it. I've read a lot of Riverdale fics since this one, but this has stuck with me for a long time!
fandom:riverdale  pairing:archie.andrews/jughead.jones  pairing:betty.cooper/veronica.lodge  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:val_creative  theme:asexual&demisexual.characters  reccer:fresh_brainss 
may 2018 by fancake
Orphan Black: The Distant Future by becbecboom
Summary: From a prompt at rounds_of_kink on LJ: Helena as a fire-and-brimstone preacher and Rachel as an android.
Reccer's Notes: Okay, okay...so maybe I'm biased because this was a fill for a prompt I left. But my god, they delivered something so much better than I ever could've expected. This fic has such depth, darkness, and canon-level themes of religion and humanity. A really amazing fic in so few words. Content warnings for technical clone-cest, though it is played down in this instance.
fandom:orphan.black  pairing:helena/rachel.duncan  length:0-1.000.words  creator:becbecboom  theme:robots.androids&ai  reccer:fresh_brainss 
march 2018 by fancake
Star Wars: These Hands Hold Stars by reitoei
Summary: Young Prince Ben doesn't expect his marriage to Commander Poe Dameron of the New Republic Starfleet to be anything but a waste of time -- but times of change loom on the horizon and Ben finds himself falling for the man who might become his staunchest ally.
Reccer's Notes: I've read a lot of Star Wars royalty AUs, but this one is the best at working the fannish tropes we know and love into canon interpretations of royalty. While royal characters do appear in Star Wars, this is a whole different world of rules, alignments, and pairings, and we get to see Ben Solo as the son of a princess instead of Kylo Ren.
fandom:star.wars  pairing:ben.solo/poe.dameron  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:reitoei  theme:au  theme:au:complete.au  theme:au:complete.au:royalty  theme:royalty.aus  reccer:fresh_brainss 
october 2017 by fancake
Teen Wolf: Crown and Comfort series by narceus
Summary: c1300, Old French aliance: "alliance, bond, marriage, union"

Stems from Old French aliier, "combine, unite", from Latin alligare "bind to"
Reccer's Notes: Two finished fics about a decently rare pairing in a universe that makes both characters shine. Lydia Martin was made for a royalty AU and she's the perfect Lady Macbeth-type queen.
fandom:teen.wolf  pairing:lydia.martin/scott.mccall  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:narceus  theme:au  theme:au:complete.au  theme:au:complete.au:royalty  theme:royalty.aus  reccer:fresh_brainss 
october 2017 by fancake
Teen Wolf: there's no room for innocence by thatworldinverted
Summary: King Derek and Duke Stilinski had an... entanglement. Half the court knows it, whispers it in the ears of the ones who haven’t yet heard. But the King is the king is the king - responsibility, duty, pretty babies to carry on the family line. What no one knows is exactly how it ended, only that it did, the ground between them gone slick with ice and vitriol.
Reccer's Notes: This is a perfect gritty, darker royalty AU. It's full of jealousy and pining and decisions made from anger. It definitely doesn't have a happy ending, but it's a satisfying one. It's the sort of fic that word probably work in some part in the normal modern setting, but the royalty AU makes the tone much more sharp and the stakes much higher.
fandom:teen.wolf  pairing:derek.hale/stiles.stilinski  pairing:isaac.lahey/stiles.stilinski  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:thatworldinverted  theme:au  theme:au:complete.au  theme:au:complete.au:royalty  theme:royalty.aus  reccer:fresh_brainss 
october 2017 by fancake
Teen Wolf: before the day is done by allisonmartined
Summary: She feels the runes light up her skin, inch by inch catching fire. She screams before she blacks out. The name on her tongue is, “Allison.”
Reccer's Notes: This is a short, gritty "I'm coming to get your ass in the afterlife" fic with amazing characterization, especially of Lydia. Of course she wouldn't accept the death of her girlfriend--she's fixing this crap! There's also the added bonus of two of my favorite minor characters, Marin Morrell and Laura Hale, helping Lydia along.
fandom:teen.wolf  pairing:allison.argent/lydia.martin  length:0-1.000.words  creator:allisonmartined  theme:(not.really).character.death  reccer:fresh_brainss 
august 2017 by fancake
MCU: Wishing to be the friction in your jeans by Hieiandshino
Summary: In the end, it was more like a date, finding bad guys for Pietro to train not using his powers, in New York, while presenting the man (not kid anymore, not kid for a long time) to a new city and to new food. And, because it was a date, Clint had to screw it. Really, it was mandatory. Like that time with Bobbi Morse, when he thought he had a chance and in the end he kind of introduced her to her husband. Like that time with Phil Coulson, when he broke the man’s replica of Captain America’s shield and their date turned into a trap and Agent May had to rescue them. Like Budapest.
Oh, Budapest.
Sorry, he’s distracted, sir. And stalling a little.
Also, high on drugs.
Yeah, he knows he is, sir.
Reccer's Notes: This was such a briefly popular ship during the spring/summer after Age of Ultron came out, but it produced some great fanworks. While the fic takes the route of "Pietro briefly died and was resurrected by his sister," it doesn't ignore the implications of being thought dead and bouncing back from it, all while having a steamy romance and great canon dialogue/plotting. The author chooses to explain and show rather than hand-wave a canon death.
fandom:marvel.cinematic.universe  pairing:clint.barton/pietro.maximoff  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:hieiandshino  theme:(not.really).character.death  reccer:fresh_brainss 
august 2017 by fancake
Agent Carter: Because Girls Love Girls and Boys by Netgirl_y2k
Summary: Howard Stark and his bloody inventions.

(In which Peggy Carter has excellent teeth, the name Steven G. Rogers written on her skin, and Angie Martinelli.)
Reccer's Notes: This is one of those fics that made me enjoy a trope I've never been a huge fan of. I love that it takes into account Peggy's past love for Steve while allowing her to move on with Angie. It also feels very true to canon's slightly silly tone...and Howard Stark is absolutely delightful.
fandom:agent.carter  pairing:angie.martinelli/peggy.carter  length:01.000-5.000.words  creator:netgirl_y2k  theme:soulmate-identifying.marks  reccer:fresh_brainss 
july 2017 by fancake
Teen Wolf: Nine Tails, Twelve Laws by slythatheart
Summary: Braeden shouldn't have known who her soulmate was — after all, they hadn't been officially notified — but her life often depended on knowing things that she shouldn't.

Kira Yukimura was a nineteen year old tattoo artist with a smile like sunshine, a passion for colored designs and sticking metal in flesh, and a personality that Braeden found unexpectedly perfect.
Reccer's Notes: I may be a bit biased with this one because it was a gift fic for an exchange, but my goodness, it is one of the best gift fics I've ever received. It gives depth and heat to a very rare pairing in a very believable AU setting. It even takes canon-level mythology of the kitsune and Kira's cultural heritage into account within the soulmate setting. It is one of my favorite fics of all time and it is perfect for anyone who loves tough, sexy, adorkable female characters slowly falling for each other. Warnings apply for age difference and light dom/sub.
fandom:teen.wolf  pairing:braeden/kira.yukimura  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:slythatheart  theme:soulmate-identifying.marks  reccer:fresh_brainss 
july 2017 by fancake
Stranger Things: Ducks on the Pond by The Stephanois
Summary: Steve Harrington knows two things to be true: the St. Louis Cardinals are the best baseball team in the world, and Nancy Wheeler is far too amazing for him to hog all to himself.
Reccer's Notes: Not only is this a lovely poly fic with excellent baseball metaphor, it has mutual pining from THREE people instead of only two!
fandom:stranger.things  pairing:jonathan.byers/nancy.wheeler/steve.harrington  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:the_stephanois  theme:mutual.pining  theme:pining  reccer:fresh_brainss 
june 2017 by fancake
The Hobbit: The Love We Found by dollylux
Summary: Thranduil's young son wants to take archery lessons.
Reccer's Notes: A lovely, slow-burning modern AU about two single dads who are afraid to take the next step with each other.
fandom:hobbit  pairing:bard.of.laketown/thranduil  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:dollylux  theme:mutual.pining  theme:pining  reccer:fresh_brainss 
june 2017 by fancake
Teen Wolf: Surviving a Hot College Roommate (And Then Appreciating It) by veterization
Summary: After living in blissful solitude in her dorm room during Lydia's sophomore year at college, she gets a roommate named Allison.
Reccer's Notes: Among the Teen Wolf femslash fandom, this one is a huge milestone. Since TW is pretty dominated by slash, it was rare to see such an amazing femslash fic written so early in the show's run, and it holds up very well. It's a fic so many people keep going back to.
fandom:teen.wolf  pairing:allison.argent/lydia.martin  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:veterization  theme:fandom.classics  reccer:fresh_brainss 
march 2017 by fancake
X-Men Movieverse: Paper Monsters by Clocks
Summary: Charles meets Erik Lehnsherr, his favorite novelist of all time at a coffee shop, but doesn't know it's him, and Erik just criticizes his own writing in front of his biggest fan.
Reccer's Notes: This is one of those examples for me of a fic I read before I was even in the fandom. It is an AU, making it more accessible to new fans, and it is so wonderfully well-written and classically romantic. Out of all X-Men AU fics, this one is by far the most well-read.
fandom:x-men.movies  pairing:charles.xavier/erik.lensherr  length:20.000-40.000.words  creator:clocks  theme:fandom.classics  reccer:fresh_brainss 
march 2017 by fancake
Jessica Jones (TV): rumour has it by thecrackshiplollipop
Summary: Jessica accompanies Trish to one of her many glamorous functions. But then Trish is cornered and Jessica acts sort of rashly and. Well.

By the next morning, the whole world assumes Trish Walker is a lesbian.

Way to go, Jones.
Reccer's Notes: This is such a fun fic. Call me a salty femslash shipper, but sometimes it seems like the dudes get all the fun tropes like fake relationship, friends to lovers, etc. while the ladies get the shaft. But this fic is filled to the brim with all of the slow-burn goodness that makes fanfiction so ideal. It is by far the most popular Jess/Trish fic out there, and rightfully so!
fandom:jessica.jones  pairing:jessica.jones/trish.walker  length:10.000-20.000.words  creator:thecrackshiplollipop  theme:fandom.classics  reccer:fresh_brainss 
march 2017 by fancake
Ghostbusters (2016): Celebrate the Me Yet to Come by Vera
Summary: She is deeply strange and strangely deep. She looks in the void and the void blinks first. This is how Jillian Holtzman makes herself.
Reccer's Notes: It might be a little presumptuous to claim such a new fandom has a "classic," but this is definitely a fic all Ghostbusters femslash fans have read. Not only is it a great story about a popular ship, it gets inside the fandom's most popular character's head.
fandom:ghostbusters.(2016)  pairing:erin.gilbert/jillian.holtzmann  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:vera_dragonmuse  theme:fandom.classics  reccer:fresh_brainss 
march 2017 by fancake
True Detective: What We've Got by blackeyedblonde
Summary: The first night Marty gets Rust home and put to bed he whimpers like an old hound dog in his sleep, making these ripped-raw noises that well and gurgle up past his lips like fresh blood from the hole in his gut all over again. Doesn’t know he’s doing it, course not, but Marty lays there next to him in the dark—the man’s only got one bed, ain’t no shame in that—and has to wonder about the Vietnam-grade shit Rust’s got playing in living technicolor in his head.
Reccer's Notes: If you're in this relatively small fandom, you've read this amazing fic. It's long, well-written, smart, painful, achingly romantic, and superbly sensual. Much of this fic has set the pace for fandom headcanons (calico cats, sunflowers, Audrey's daughter, the wedding rings, Rust taking Marty to Alaska, salted caramel cake), and if you write for the True Detective fandom, there's a good chance you'll be influenced by this fic. It's a master class of taking canon and making something new, exciting, and wonderful out of it.
fandom:true.detective  pairing:martin."marty".hart/rustin."rust".cohle  length:80.000&more.words  creator:blackeyedblonde  theme:fandom.classics  reccer:fresh_brainss 
march 2017 by fancake
The Amazing Spider-Man/Deadpool (2016): took no time with the fall by cherryvanilla
Summary: When the Avengers had briefed him on Deadpool, they played up the Kills People for Money and Has No Real Morals angle and left out the Is Pretty Damn Funny and Charming in a Weird, Terrifying Sort of Way part.

Or, five times they meet on rooftops plus one time they take it to the streets*
Reccer's Notes: This fic is funny, sexy, and weirdly warm. A super fun read.
fandom:spider-man.movies.(2012)  fandom:deadpool  pairing:peter.parker/wade.wilson  length:05.000-10.000.words  creator:cherryvanilla  theme:enemies.to.friends.(to.lovers)  reccer:fresh_brainss 
february 2017 by fancake

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