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09 August 2016 @ 08:21 pm
Rectober 2015: Day 14  
Rectober 2015: Day 14 - Long Fics are The Best Fics

Here is my final recs post from this "challenge"! I can't believe I did not manage to post these in October 2015. But it was still pretty fun.

It took me a while to post this list, but this is what happens when I end up re-reading the fics I rec. As the last category I chose "long" fics, those that have more than 150.000 words. Of course I've read much more fics than those I mention here, but for these I developed a soft spot. So, this time it's four fics in three fandoms!

Recs Long Fics


1. Title: A Minbari Courtship
Author: BainAduial
Pairing(s) Marcus Cole/Neroon, John Sheridan/Delenn, Susan Ivanova/Talia Winters, Lennier, Michael Garibaldi, Susan Ivanova, G'Kar, Londo Mollari, Vir Cotto, Stephen Franklin, Lyta Alexander, Jeffrey Sinclair, Dr. Hobbs, Original Characters
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences
Word Count: 170,608
Warnings: Major Character Death (in the last chapter), Minor CHaracters Death, Past Torture
Summary: Hints have always been there that Marcus Cole is far more than a simple Ranger…

Why I loved it: This is the fic that is pretty special to me, since it's one of the first I've read for this fandom, and among the first that convinced me to actually watch this series. The development of Marcus and Neroon's relationship is... perfect. Just perfect. I love how all the characters and the relationships are written, how the relations between humans and the Minbari are developed, I even love the OCs, who are pretty much brilliant. It's a really amazing, beautiful story and I just HAVE TO recommend it.


1. Title: Male Order Bride
Author: faeleverte
Pairing(s) Clint Barton/Phil Coulson, Nick Fury/Original Character, Natasha Romanov, Jasper Sitwell, Maria Hill, Original Characters
Rating: Explicit/NC-17
Word Count: 222,485
Warnings: Mild Depictions of Canon-Typical Violence
Summary: Agent Coulson’s mission is simple: fly to Amsterdam; meet up with a fake mail order bride (a member of Dutch intelligence); fake a relationship; intercept stolen weapons plans; get home in one piece. But it’s the kind of operation where everything that can go wrong does, starting with a mixup in the introduction service paperwork.
Mercenary Hawkeye’s goal is clear: grab a temporary spouse; keep his real identity hidden; get himself and his partner back to the US; forget that whole failed mission ever happened. Unfortunately he gets more than he bargained for when his groom turns out to be perfect… and hiding a few secrets of his own.

Why I loved it: At first I wasn't sure what to expect from this fic, but I ended up having a lot of fun reading it. I love Fake Relationship Turns Real scenarios, and Phil and Clint have to face a lot in this one. There are misunderstandings, people keeping secrets, poor decisions and lots and lots of feelings because it's Phil and Clint. Also, Jasper, Maria, Nick and Natasha are awesome and so are Waarzegster and Basil (the OCs). It's fun. I like it.


1. Title: Drift Compatible (includes beautiful manips by nanuk_dain!)
Author: nanuk_dain
Pairing(s) Hercules Hansen/Stacker Pentecost, Raleigh Becket/Chuck Hansen, Newton Geiszler/Hermann Gottlieb, Aleksis Kaidanovsky/Sasha Kaidanovsky, Mako Mori, Tendo Choi, Wei Tang Clan, Scott Hansen, Tamsin Sevier, Caitlin Lightcap, Yancy Becket, Luna Pentecost
Rating: Explicit/NC-17
Word Count: 174,742
Warnings: -
Summary: The relationship of Stacker Pentecost and Herc Hansen told in moments. From their first meeting and throughout their life. And because it was destined to happen, the series also tells the story of Raleigh Becket and Chuck Hansen finding what they never even looked for - especially not in each other.

Why I loved it: This is an amazing, amazing series that everyone should read. nanuk_dain is a talented writer and manip artist, and I absolutely love how she approaches the characters and their relationships, how she describes emotions, feelings and everything that is happening. I love how this series is written, and it's one of my favourite fic series ever.

2. Title: Striker Eureka Cafe
Author: AxolotlQueen
Pairing(s) Newton Geiszler/Hermann Gottlieb, Hercules Hansen/Stacker Pentecost, Chuck Hansen, Tendo Choi, Mako Mori, Lars Gottlieb, Karla Gottlieb, Yancy Becket, Aleksis Kaidanovsky
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences
Word Count: 168,952
Warnings: -
Summary: Herc runs a cafe with a weird name. Chuck is tiny and bratty. Hermann works there. Newt flirts with him a lot and makes questionable choices. Tendo is sassy and not Newt's sidekick. Mako is tiny and not to be fucked with. Stacker wears suits and is the only exception to Herc's distrust of anyone in suits. Raleigh and Yancy might show up eventually.
Axolotl jokes and flirting ensues.

Why I loved it: This is honestly one of my favourite Pacific Rim fics in general. I like coffee shop AUs, I like Hermann/Newton, and I like their slow relationship development, full of misunderstandings, angst, fluff, and hurt/comfort. I like the plotline of this series a lot in general. Also, Tendo is an amazing person who uses Star Trek references, I adore his and Newt's friendship just as much as I love Hermann and Tendo's friendship, I want to hug kid!Chuck a lot and I want to hug Hermann just as much (especially after the accident and everything else that has happened). Also, Aleksis appear and he's great. This fic gave me a lot of feels.

*Mood*: okayokay
Julie: ROTF ★ sugar stormragnarok_08 on August 10th, 2016 12:22 am (UTC)
Thank you for these recs :DD
Megan Moonlight: teamegan_moonlight on August 11th, 2016 06:26 pm (UTC)
You're welcome :)