Mar. 29th, 2009

five recs

Mar. 29th, 2009 08:30 pm
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Haven't done any recs in a while, so here we go.

How I Met Your MotherMetal Heart by the_spin (Barney/Robin)

she’s never heard a love story like this one. This was recommended to me as a fandom essential when I was writing the Barney/Robin manifesto, and I not sure how it slipped past me because this is the story for the pairing. It's actually better and truer than the show, if that's possible, and every single detail is note-perfect. The writing is gorgeous, too. Adult, complete in three parts.

Doctor WhoChaos Theory in Vortex Orbits in Relative Dimensions in Time and Space by earlgreytea68 (Ten/Rose)

And then there came a day when Rose said she was having a baby. Hijinks ensue from there. I'm sure it comes as a surprise to exactly no one that I've been tearing through Doctor/Rose fanfic lately, and this is hands-down the most superb story of the many superb stories out there. I'm also sure it's also old hat to all the Who fans, but I loved it so much I couldn't possibly not recommend it. Even if you aren't a fan of kid!fic, I guarantee you'll fall in love with this. Heck, even if you aren't a fan of Doctor Who, you'll probably fall in love. Teen, complete in twenty-seven parts with sequels.

NarutoDescent by maldoror_gw (Gai/Kakashi)

“I’m coming with you!” Gai tightened the straps on the long wrist-guards of his own armour, over the glove that rose past the elbow. The ANBU tattoo on his right arm seemed almost as dark as the cloth against solid muscle. Kakashi glanced down at Gai’s mask lying on top of the rest of his equipment and wished it could have all stayed in mothballs where it belonged. Nearly all my reading in the Naruto fandom is centered around Kakashi, but Gai/Kakashi is a pairing I stumbled across by accident. In part because of fic like this, it's now my Naruto slash pairing of choice. The end of the story came as a shock because I was so thoroughly emerged in Konoha; it's the sort of thing I hope to be able to write with such ease and grace someday. PG-15, complete in two parts.

Buffy the Vampire Slayerdescant descending by macha (Buffy/Spike)

cante fable in ten parts about the hieros gamos or sacred marriage in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, in which Buffy descends to the underworld on Spike's behalf. I'm an enormous fan of experimental or off-beat fanfiction, and this story is like reading art. Brilliant and layered; I don't have the words to do it justice. Unrated, probably PG-13-ish, complete in ten parts.

Harry PotterTriumph of the Last Marauder by mousapelli (gen, Harry-centric)

“My godfather had a 1968 Triumph Bonneville that he loved more than anything except me." I'm always hard-pressed to articulate what exactly I love so much about this story. I do love it - it's one of my very favorite HP fics - and the whole thing slots into canon and yet expands on it so perfectly. There's a fantastic sense of continuity with the past, and at the same time Harry feels real and very much the teenaged boy he is. And, of course, everything is better with motorcycles. PG-ish, oneshot.

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