gryfndor_godess: (Bela Talbot)
I got two awesome fics for Trick or Treat!

First is a very sweet Anya & Cordelia fic set in the afterlife immediately post-Chosen.  It's alternately poignant, snarky, and funny, and despite the fact that they're, yanno, dead, I found it ultimately uplifting.  I'm so far removed from BtVS fandom at this point that I didn't really expect a fill in that fandom, let alone that anyone would take me up on this rarepair friendship, so it was a very neat surprise.  Even if you don't participate in BtVS fandom anymore, I'd recommend taking a look.

I also got this AWESOME Bela & Meg fic set in a post 8x17 AU (SOMEBODY WROTE ME BELA FIC, AND SHE WASN'T EVEN IN THE TAG SET, AND IT ALSO STARS MY SECOND FAVORITE SPN LADY, HOW LUCKY AM I).  Crowley's dead, and it's called "The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship," so that probably tells you all you need to know.  :)  Fantastic characterization for both ladies, especially Meg, lots of great lines, hints of Megstiel, and did I mention that Crowley's dead?  I LOVE it!  I have a pretty good guess who wrote it for me and am looking forward to finding out for sure tomorrow.  :D

I am definitely pleased as punch, tickled pink, and very grateful that both of my treats were about female friendships (or the beginnings thereof).  \O/

o_O

Jan. 1st, 2014 10:49 pm
gryfndor_godess: (Bela Talbot)
I got an anon message on Tumblr tonight asking me if I could recommend Bela/Dean fics.  Apparently I have posted enough Bela/Dean fic and/or ranted enough about them in tags that complete strangers (presumably) want my opinion?  I dunno, but it gave me warm, fuzzy feelings.  Which I needed when I realized that I could only think of FOUR fics to recommend.  FOUR.  Now granted, I don't check the AO3 tag religiously, but I do check the "Bela Talbot" Tumblr tag religiously.  *wibbles*  It is so strange to have gone from reading/writing a juggernaut ship like Spuffy to a teensy-tiny, not-even-remotely-canon ship like Bela/Dean.  There is so little out there, relatively speaking, and when I do find fic that's well written, the characterization is sometimes untenable, like Bela enjoying non-con b/c Dean is a Special Snowflake, which is disgusting to begin with but then you add in her backstory, and WHAT THE FUCK, WRITER.  *shudders*  I guess coming from Spuffy of all fandoms I should be used to problematic, non-con-related characterization (UNDERSTATEMENT), but Spuffy fandom was so much bigger that it was easier to ~cleanse the palate, so to speak.

Anyway, in case anyone here would like to see the fic recs I'm putting on Tumblr:

1. set out running (but i take my time) by [livejournal.com profile] electrumqueen.  It's a post-S5 fic in which demon!Bela has escaped from Hell and re-connected with a very broken Dean, and it's beautiful and poetic and extremely bittersweet.

2. had it coming by [livejournal.com profile] snickfic. This is a delicious, sexy drabble, and afterward you will mope despondently that it is only a drabble.

3. Opposition Research by victoria_p (musesfool).  This is a missing scene from "Red Sky At Morning" that explains how Bela nicked the hand of glory from Dean.  It's hot, it's in-character, and it's so plausible that it makes me gnash my teeth at the writers for not giving us a similar scene in canon (because seriously, if not during sex, how in the world did she get that hand out of his breast pocket).

4. unmistakably hers by sablize on AO3.  This is probably my very favorite Bela/Dean fic, partly because when I first read it, the characterization and scenario were so close to my daydreams that I felt like someone had read my mind and it had been written especially for me.  Bela is mysteriously resurrected and calls Dean for help, and he drops everything to go to her.  The reasons behind their sudden affinity aren't explicitly stated, but there are enough hints to draw conclusions, and the result is nervousness and tenderness in equal, perfect measure; this fic is just so very lovely.
gryfndor_godess: (Bela Talbot)
YOU GUYS, [livejournal.com profile] smells_corrupt IS WRITING SUPERNATURAL FIC NOW.

AND IT'S SAM/"French Mistake"!GEN WITH SAM/RUBY UNDERCURRENTS.  Or else it's SAM/RUBY WITH SAM/GEN NICENESS.

Either way, it's AWESOME.

Like Ruby.

Y'all should read.

And encourage her to write more.

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