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18 December 2015 @ 08:06 pm
Rectober 2015: Day 8  
Rectober 2015: Day 8 - Surprise Unpopular/Crack Pairings

This is a category I was so waiting for! It took a lot to nat make this post of about 50 recs for 20 different fandoms, believe me. It was difficult. But I have so many unpopular ships I could mention! I think majority of my ships is unpopular in general. In the end there are: 35 fanworks (29 fics, 6+ pieces of fanart) for 6 fandoms.

Recs Unpopular Ships


1. Title: all that sappy, gooey kind of stuff
Author: jaegermighty (moirariordan)
Pairing(s) Caitlin Snow/Iris West, Barry Allen, Linda Park
Rating: General Audiences
Word Count: 3,418
Warnings: -
Summary: goo·ey (ˈɡo͞oē/) adjective (informal),
1. soft and sticky. synonyms: sticky, viscous, viscid
2. mawkishly sentimental. "you can love somebody without going all gooey" synonyms: sentimental, mawkish, cloying, sickly, saccharine, sugary, syrupy

Why I loved it: Uni!AU. It was enjoyable (and not only because Iris is a librarian in this one), I like all the conversations and how this AU is written. And all the adorable conversations, Caitlin babbling, Barry teasing Iris, Iris and Linda's friendship, I liked it.

2. Title: Five people who noticed that Cisco had a thing for Laurel Lance (And one who knew she liked him back)
Author: gnimaerd
Pairing(s) Cisco Ramon/Laurel Lance, Felicity Smoak, Barry Allen, Quentin Lance, Caitlin Snow, Oliver Queen
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 4,568
Warnings: -
Summary: Cisco Ramon develops a thing for Laurel Lance; in the process he puts on a blazer, yells at Oliver Queen, asks Barry for advice about funny canary videos and gets blown up. It’s all totally worth it.

Why I loved it: I really like this one (and the fic and the ship). It's lovely how Cisco actualy appreciates Laurel and believes in her and her skills, and I like the "5 + 1" type of fic works here. Alos, Cisco yelling at Oliver is awesome.

3. Title: never trust the night air
Author: serenfyrr
Pairing(s) Hartley Rathaway/Leonard Snart
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 1,037
Warnings: -
Summary: After Central City's singularity, Hartley’s on the run. Leonard Snart is also on the run, and he has a motorcycle.

Why I loved it: I love the conversations, the snark, and the potential this pairing has. Thanks to this fic I can't get the idea of Leonard/Hartley out of my head, really. And I love them both so it's fun to read more about their interactions. I wish more people were writing for this pairing.

4. Title: People are Talking (People are Talking)
Author: doreyg
Pairing(s) Barry Allen/Hartley Rathaway
Rating: General Audiences
Word Count: 278
Warnings: -
Summary: “You’re not as bad as I thought you’d be.”

Why I loved it: This one is short, but really lovely. There should be more fics for this pairing, really.

5. Title: ruffled feathers
Author: isloremipsumafterall
Pairing(s) Sara Lance/Kendra Saunders
Rating: General Audiences
Word Count: 1,332
Warnings: -
Summary: for the prompt: Kendra/Sara, one of them gets hurt after a mission and the other has to play doctor and look after them/make sure they don’t rip their stitches trying to run after that random bagsnatcher while they’re out having coffee

Why I loved it: I found it only a few days ago, actually, but I really like the idea. It definitely made me think of Sara's and Kendra's interactions in legends of Tomorrow and how they would look, really. Because judging by the fic itself, I like this idea very much.


1. Title: Friendly Fire
Author: originally
Pairing(s) Dorian Pavus/Blackwall, Sera/Sigrun
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 19,719
Warnings: -
Summary: Dorian calls a ceasefire, and Blackwall learns that his feelings for the man are much more complicated than he realised.

Why I loved it: There isn't many fics for this pairing. And in this one there is tension, enemies (frenemies? antagonistic friends?) to lovers, lots of development as Blackwall learns more about Dorian, and I adore the friendship between Sera and Blackwall. It's absolutely brilliant. And Sigrun/Sera is wonderful as well - so, two great pairings in one fic!

2. Title: The Most Awesome Arcanist
Author: megan_moonlight
Pairing(s) Sera/Dagna, m!Inquisitor, Dorian Pavus, Iron Bull, Cremisius "Krem" Aclassi, Harritt
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 4,534
Warnings: -
Summary: Someone was leaving sweet, thoughtful gifts for Dagna. When she found out who it was, she decided to do something about it. It would be amazing!

Why I loved it: This fic was written after I found brilliant prompts at the Dragon Age Kink Meme, and it was so intriguing that I had to give it a try. And I had so much fun writing it! I included friendships and Dagna's badass skills, cookies, it was fun.

3. Title: Of Dwarves and Deepstalkers
Author: alliterate
Pairing(s) Lace Harding/Dalish, OCs
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 3,851
Warnings: -
Summary: Four strange things Scout Harding has seen in her travels, and one she saw right in the Inquisition's own backyard.

Why I loved it: There is never enough of fics about Harding or about any memeber of the Bull's Chargers, and this one is wonderful! I like the insight into the way Harding works, her skills, relationships with everyone she works with, and her interactions with Dalish, who is awesome. I love it.

4. Title: Since Ostagar
Author: Serindrana
Pairing(s) Carver Hawke/Ser Cauthrien
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 4,226
Warnings: -
Summary: After the Deep Roads, Carver Hawke is stationed at Ansburg. In charge of his training is one Cauthrien, former knight of Ferelden and current representative of Weisshaupt. And everything about their relationship is a fucking mess - except for when it makes perfect sense.

Why I loved it: I have never considered this pairing before finding this fic, and while I still don't actively ship it, I like how it's written. Cauthrien is really great and so is Carver. I liked the relationship development and how and Carver and Cauthrien deal with everything. There is some angst.

5. Title: Transparent Summer
Author: Dragonflies_and_Katydids
Pairing(s) Dorian Pavus/Sutherland, m!Rogue!Trevelyan, Cullen Rutherford, Cassandra Pentaghast, Iron Bull
Rating: Mature
Word Count: 18,129
Warnings: Spoilers for Sutherland's quest arc.
Summary: In which Trevelyan is reckless, Sutherland has a crush, and Dorian is implausibly (but I hope amusingly) clueless.

Why I loved it: This fic took me by surprise and I did not expect to end up loving the possibility of this pairing when I saw it for the first time. And now I will always have a soft spot for Sutherland. I love the friendship between Cullen, Hawke and Dorian, Dorian's wit, Sutherlands attempts at courting and... pretty much everything else. I just love it.


1. Title: Bears, Bach and Bullies
Author: ladyknightanka
Pairing(s) Roddy Geiger/Barry Rabe, Nick Burkhardt/Monroe, Frank Rabe
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 6060
Warnings: -
Summary: In which the big bad wolf is a Geiger groupie, the two not-so-little bears aren't very far behind, Nick's hippie Grimm ways are as annoying as ever, and Roddy suffers the consequences.

Why I loved it: This is one of my favourite Barry/Roddy fics EVER. Roddy doesn't know what's happening, there is talking about music, and Barry is kind of lost and wants to find out more about Roddy and impress him with gifts. And Monroe, Nick and Frank are supportive. It's really, really wonderful. I love it.

2. Title: Five Times Hank Tested Wu's Humanity
Author: lettersforblood
Pairing(s) Drew Wu/Hank Griffin, Nick Burkhardt
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 604
Warnings: -
Summary: Five times Hank tested Wu's humanity.

Why I loved it: This one is short, but nice. There's not enough fics for this pairing.

3. Title: The Ninety Eighth Percentile (at AO3 *HERE*)
Author: antihelen
Pairing(s) Nick Burkhardt/Frank Rabe, Hank Griffin
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 7375
Warnings: Some violence. Spoilers from 1.08 "Game Ogre" and 1.02 "Bears Will Be Bears"
Summary: Frank comes across Stark in the hospital parking lot, but really that’s just the start of it all.

Why I loved it: There aren't many fics for this pairing, but I really like this idea. I think Frank was a cool character, I liked his interactions with Nick and it's nice to see fics that include him. I like how his and Nick's relationship progresses and how Frank learns more about Nick.

4. Title: They'll Be (Knocking on Your Heart's Door)
Author: mrsvc
Pairing(s) Monroe/Nick Burkhardt/Rosalee Calvert, Nick Burkhardt/Juliette Silverton (past), Juliette Silverton, Hank Griffin
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 5,670
Warnings: -
Summary: Rosalee kissed like she had nothing better to do and Nick kissed like it was his last chance.

Why I loved it: I like this OT3 a lot, but there's not many fics about them, so I decided to include it in this post. It's wonderful, sweet, and I like the relationship between Nick, Monroe and Rosalee was described. And the last scene of the fic is just so adorable!


1. Title: Almost Expected
Author: zarabithia
Pairing(s) James "Rhodey" Rhodes/Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, Pepper Potts
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 5,052
Warnings: -
Summary: After the events of Iron Man 3 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Steve and Rhodey have lunch.

Why I loved it: I wasn't sure how I feel about this pairing, but after I read this fic, I decided I like it. And Rhodey's friendship and interactions with Tony are a second reason why I like it. Their conversations are brilliant!

2. Title: Everyday words (seem to turn into love songs)
Author: BrilliantlyHorrid
Pairing(s) Alphonso "Mack" Mackenzie/Joey Gutierrez
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 3,266
Warnings: -
Summary: Joey Gutierrez gets to know SHIELD's resident "teddy bear."

Why I loved it: There is just not enough fics about Joey, and I love the idea of Mack/Joey a lot, so I'm glad I found so fics about them.

3. Title: Hawkeyes and their Handlers (and companion piece: Agents and their Assets)
Author: lanyon
Pairing(s) Darcy Lewis/Kate Bishop, Phil Coulson/Clint Barton
Rating: Explicit/NC-17
Word Count: 2,672
Warnings: -
Summary: It's Kate Bishop's first day in SHIELD. It's probably not the right day to wake up half-in-love with a stranger.

Why I loved it: It's a fic of the "we slept together the day before and today I find out you're my boss" variety. I love the friendship between Clint and Kate and between Phil and Darcy... and all the snark. So much snark. There are the "Hawkeye rules", and conversations about relationships... and I always like Darcy working with Phil. It was fun to read.

4. Title: If I Could Stay
Author: mammothluv
Pairing(s) Melinda May/Jemma Simmons
Rating: General Audiences
Word Count: 1,546
Warnings: -
Summary: May clearing her throat brings Jemma to attention. Her eyes snap up to meet May’s. The other woman’s expression is neutral until Jemma catches an ever so brief upward quirk of May’s lips.
Oh, Lord. Have I said any of that out loud?” Jemma utters, a sense of dread ratcheting ever higher up her chest and into her throat.

Why I loved it: I'm still surprised that this pairing isn't more popular, but well. Here is one fic I especially like. I enjoy the slow, unsure atmosphere and the idea of the fic itself.

5. Title: More Than a Patsy
Author: orderlychaos
Pairing(s) Jasper Sitwell/Melinda May, Phil Coulson/Clint Barton, Natasha Romanov, Nick Fury, Maria Hill, Tony Stark, Thor, Bruce Banner, Steve Rogers
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 13,286
Warnings: -
Summary: Written for the prompt: "BAMF, super-competent Sitwell getting Coulson back and possibly rallying the Avengers in the process."
Phil Coulson might be dead, but Agent Jasper Sitwell is pretty sure something strange is going on. So he investigates, figures a few things out and saves the day.

Why I loved it: This one is awesome. It's a post-the Avengers fix-it, where Jasper is absolutely badass and he tries to find out what has happened. He and Melinda make an awesome team, I want to hug Clint a lot, and... it's one really great fic, really. I just couldn't not mention it.

6. Title: The Opposite of Trouble
Author: ifitwasribald
Pairing(s) Bruce Banner/James "Rhodey" Rhodes, Tony Stark/Pepper Potts
Rating: Explicit/NC-17
Word Count: 28,436
Warnings: -
Summary: Bruce has very good reasons to distrust the military, and Rhodey has very good reasons to distrust the Hulk, so neither of them is thrilled when circumstances throw them together. But it doesn't take long for their mutual suspicion to turn to mutual respect, and from there they begin to discover something together that neither of them has had in a very long time.

Why I loved it: At first I wasn't sure what to think of this pairing, but when I started reading I couldn't stop. The slow relationship development, the initial lack of trust on both sides, how Rhodey and Bruce learn more about each other, the misunderstandings, I like this fic a lot.

7. Title: Pancakes Are My Business
Author: emmi_hayes
Pairing(s) Jasper Sitwell/James "Bucky" Barnes, Phil Coulson/Clint Barton (mentioned), Natasha Romanov, Nick Fury
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 7,000
Warnings: -
Summary: Jasper’s a normal guy. He has a cat, an office job, and so yeah he has a not so secret blog. But lots of people have blogs nowadays. Jasper does have a pretty secret crush on the barista that works at the new café he’s focusing his blog on, however. The new focus is not because said barista is hot, no, it’s more to do with the scones, and the to-die-for coffee he’s never actually tried. Really.

Why I loved it: Coffee shop!AU. And a lovely one, at that. Bucky and Natasha work together and Jasper has a blog, and it's pretty much awesome. I love this fic to pieces, and the way Jasper's and Bucky's relationship is developed is sweet. And Natasha, Phil, Clint and Nick are awesome.

8. Title: Some Turn To Dust Or To Gold
Author: paperclipbitch
Pairing(s) Antoine Triplett/Sharon Carter, Peggy Carter
Rating: Mature
Word Count: 8,027
Warnings: -
Summary: “Let me guess,” Sharon Carter says, “my aunt was your kind of weird jack-off material back in the day, and you think I’d like to know that. Or, hey, you’re pretty sure banging me gets you one step closer to actually being Captain America.”
Antoine can’t help screwing up his face. “People say that to you?”
“The first one,” she shrugs. “The second one I’ve extrapolated.”

Why I loved it: I like the idea of this fic. Sharon and Trip's meeting, the dialogue, how they work together, the past/present/future idea of the fic, it's wonderful.

9. Title: the spy who loves me is keeping all my secrets safe tonight
Author: hipsterchrist
Pairing(s) Nick Fury/Jasper Sitwell, Phil Coulson, Alexander Pierce, John Garrett, Grant Ward, Sharon Carter, Maria Hill, Natasha Romanov, Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson, Jemma Simmons, James "Bucky" Barnes, Melinda May, Robbie Reyes, Brock Rumlow
Rating: Mature
Word Count: 15,065
Warnings: Spoilers for The Winter Soldier.
Summary: The first text that Jasper ever gets on the shitty burner phone he’s kept fully charged and within arm’s reach for the past three years reads, Please tell me we didn’t really lose you.

Why I loved it: This is one absolutely badass fic. I love the characterization and how badass Nick and Jasper are. This fic is a post-TWS fix-it that explains Jasper's situation and I absolutely love the way it was written and explained. It's wonderful and, as I said, Jasper is badass. There are so many feels for Jasper and Nick. I definitely recommend this one.

10. Title: we'll be doing what we do (just pretending that we're cool)
Author: subwaycars
Pairing(s) Miles Morales/Kate Bishop, Ganke Lee
Rating: General Audiences
Word Count: 4,452
Warnings: -
Summary: Kate, Miles and Ganke figure out each other's secrets, build a batcave, and become something of a superhero team in the process.

Why I loved it: Just the pairing itself made me want to read the fic (Miles is awesome, Kate is awesome, and the idea is awesome), and the summary caught my attention, too. It's a nice fic.


1. Title: A Different Kind of War
Author: merisunshine36
Pairing(s) Christine Chapel/Number One (AOS)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 1,833
Warnings: -
Summary: Chris Chapel has the perfect relationship with Number One. Laid back, no strings, simple. Until Number One decides to starts trying to provide career advice, that is.

Why I loved it: I love the idea of Chapel and Number One in AOS, so, yes, I was very happy to find this fic. And while I never considered this pairing before I found this fic, I'm glad I did. It was very enjoyable to read and I like the characterization. And the second chapter of the fic is brilliant.

2. Title: A Man and His Socks
Author: Mara
Pairing(s) Trip Tucker/Hoshi Sato, Malcolm Reed (ENT)
Rating: General Audiences
Word Count: 4,411
Warnings: -
Summary: When Trip and Malcolm set out to rescue two crewmates from the Tandarans, things go from sublime to ridiculous.

Why I loved it: I kind of shipped those two before, but never enough to search for fics, and after I accidentaly founf this one, I was kind of happy. It's a really nice, fun fic to read.

3. Title: The Unheard Melody
Author: Medie
Pairing(s) T'Pring/Nyota Uhura (TOS)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 2,194
Warnings: -
Summary: If it had been the matter of Spock's family and the role she would play in it, then Stonn would have been enough. He, too, is a good match; better, even, than Spock, and still, he is not enough.

Why I loved it: I love the idea of this fic a lot and it's great that it was written. I like how their interactions were described. And additionally, getting more insigght into T'Pring's thoughts is wonderful.

4. Title: what's yours; what's mine
Author: isloremipsumafterall
Pairing(s) Deanna Troi/Tasha Yar, Beverly Crusher (TNG)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Word Count: 5,174
Warnings: -
Summary: A shuttle accident leaves Tasha with some of Deanna's powers and the two of them struggling through it, and their feelings for each other, together.

Why I loved it: I like power/body-switch fics a lot, because it gives a great insight into characters, and this one was great to read as well. I liked how Tasha and Deanna try to work things out, how they care about each other and how Tasha learns more abour Deanna's abilities.

5. Title: Worth It
Author: megan_moonlight
Pairing(s) Gaila/Darwin, Madeline, Hannity, 0718, Hikaru Sulu, James T. Kirk, Leonard McCoy, Spock (AOS)
Rating: General Audiences
Word Count: 4,913
Warnings: -
Summary: Darwin's relationship with Gaila was still new, but it was already something Darwin cherished.

Why I loved it: I love this pairing and I had to express my love for it through writing a fic series. It focuses not only on Gaila/Darwin relationship, but on Darwin in general, and her friendships with memebers of the Enterprise, too. I plan to add one more chapter to it soon :)


Mass Effect

1. Vega/Cortez by stonelions (SFW) - I'm not sure how popular this pairing is, but I like it, so, yeah. And the fanart pieces from this artist are brilliant! This one is beautiful.
2. Vega/Cortez by stonelions (SFW) - I like seeing Steve smiling.
3. Kaidan/Cortez by stonelions (SFW) - this one is sweet as well.
4. m!Shepard/Joker and f!Shepard/Joker by zweihand (SFW) - 7 fanart for different versions of Shepard/Joker, because this pairing deserves more appreciation. And there is just not enough of male!Shepard/Joker around. I especially love the second fanart on the page.
5. Shep/Steve, James/Joker, Shep/Sam, fShep/Kaidan, mShep/Joker, fShep/Jacob/Kasumi, mShep/Tali, mShep/Miranda, fShep/Liara, fShep/Kelly, mShep/Ash/James by zweihand (SFW) - So many fanart (mostly chibi) of so many different ships! I like the idea of Vega/Joker and it's a nice collection of fanart overall.
6. m!Sherpard/Steve by payroo (SFW) - I guess this ship is not very popular? I rarely see it mentioned overall. And the fanart is really nice.

*Mood*: excitedexcited
Profiterole_profiterole_ on December 18th, 2015 07:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the fanart recs! I don't know the characters, but they're nice to look at. <3
Megan Moonlight: scifivemegan_moonlight on December 22nd, 2015 06:58 pm (UTC)
They're from the Mass Effect (sci-fi) game series :) They're all pretty much brilliant and the games are fun!
Three Days of Violence Against Vegtables: GW - Duo/Celebratelil_1337 on December 18th, 2015 08:42 pm (UTC)
Winter Break starts now so I can finally start reading some of these!
Megan Moonlight: phil/clint2megan_moonlight on December 22nd, 2015 07:19 pm (UTC)
I highly recommend all fics I mentioned :)

However, I have to say I developed a huge soft spot for all the Jasper fics I mentioned. It's so great to read fics in which he's awesome, badass and a part of the team! I especially love the Nick/Jasper one, I have to say, though all the others are brilliant as well.
Three Days of Violence Against Vegtables: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D - Sitwell/believelil_1337 on December 23rd, 2015 02:32 am (UTC)
I love Jasper. He got a raw deal.
Megan Moonlight: phil/clint2megan_moonlight on December 23rd, 2015 05:44 am (UTC)
Yeah. Fortunately there are so mnay fics that fix it!

Enjoy reading :D
Adommy-Fangirlbm_shipper on December 18th, 2015 09:00 pm (UTC)
Okay, some really interesting pairings. I might check out the Sara/Kendra piece :)
Megan Moonlight: singhmegan_moonlight on December 22nd, 2015 07:12 pm (UTC)
There are so many possibilities for lots of different ships in Arrow-verse, and it's nice to find fics for them :)

I already can't wait for all the fics that will be inspired by Legends of Tomorrow (there are some fics for that already!)
Jessica: SPN || Bang Bangimpala_chick on December 18th, 2015 11:23 pm (UTC)
Yay, love your reccs! I'll be reading some of the MCU ones.
Megan Moonlight: phil/clint2megan_moonlight on December 22nd, 2015 07:00 pm (UTC)
Enjoy! I loved reading all I mentioned in the post :D I love how many great pairings you can find in MCU fandom by total accident :)
Julie: Original ★ i ship itragnarok_08 on December 19th, 2015 02:23 am (UTC)
Thank you for all of the fanfic recs :DD
Megan Moonlight: sammegan_moonlight on December 22nd, 2015 07:00 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! I had a lot of fun making this list :D
Revyallodole on December 19th, 2015 07:57 am (UTC)
stonelions' Vega/Cortez-art ♥ I ship it like burning so it's awesome to see such pretty fanart.

I prefer Shep and Steve as buddies tbh but that fanart is massive awwws. ♥
Megan Moonlight: kremmegan_moonlight on December 22nd, 2015 07:15 pm (UTC)
There should be more of Vega/Cortez around. It's my favourite ship from the series!

I'm not very picky when it comes to Steve pairings. As long as he's happy, I'm happy! :D
endeni on December 21st, 2015 11:48 am (UTC)
Yay, recs! <3
Megan Moonlight: teamegan_moonlight on December 22nd, 2015 07:13 pm (UTC)
Enjoy :) I had so much fun making this recs list!
Dorey: Bright [The Flash (TV)]doreyg on December 29th, 2015 10:58 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for the rec! :) I'll have to check some of the others out.
Megan Moonlight: singhmegan_moonlight on December 29th, 2015 07:27 pm (UTC)
Thank YOU for writing the fic ;) There's just not enough of Hartley/Barry around, and I really loved your ficlet.

Enjoy reading!