Slide by justforspite (R)

  • Mar. 22nd, 2013 at 9:12 AM
Sorry for not posting in a long, long time guys! March has been difficult with college finals and daily blackouts. But school's over, so hopefully, I'll be posting weekly! :)


Title: Slide
Fandom: Criminal Minds
Pairing: Gen
Categories: AU, Case File, Drama
Length: Medium (7,200+)
Warnings: sometime in the immediate future and alternate past and present; canon violence and language

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] justforspite
Author's Website: LJ

Author's Summary: We all make choices in life. Sometimes the smallest ones can change your life and the lives of everyone around you forever

Review: What I loved about this was how a single moment, a single decision, could have led Spencer to very different futures. The transition between what if and what did was seamless. It showed how the very essence of Spencer Reid, the curious, intelligent man that wants to help, existed in both worlds.

Slide

Merging by AthenaAlpha (NC-17)

  • Jan. 25th, 2013 at 6:02 AM
Title: Merging
Fandom: Naruto
Pairing: Uchiha Sasuke/Uzumaki Naruto
Categories: Angst, AU, Drama, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Length: Epic (63, 632)
Warnings: sexy times between SasuNaru and a jealous Sasuke

Author on LJ: N/A
Author's Website: Fanfiction.net

Author's Summary: As partners, Sasuke and Naruto created one of the most powerful businesses in Japan. Now they have a chance to make it even stronger. But when their new business partner shows interest in Naruto, will Sasuke be able to go through with it? AU Yaoi

Review: I love the Naruto fandom, it was where I first discovered my first yaoi pairing (SasuNaru. :P) And while I love fanfics that stay in the Naruto world, canon becomes increasingly depressing so I try to find AU fics. This is one that I have unearthed from the piles of fanfiction over at FF.net, and I loved every word of it. The writing is very lively and upbeat which matches the mood of the fic perfectly.

Sasuke and Naruto are business partner who are complete opposites, Naruto with his careless, disorganized self and Sasuke's perfectionism. Somehow, they work well together. And here comes Gaara strolling along, squishing himself into Sasuke and Naruto's happy bubble of not-togetherness. Naruto's interested, Sasuke is jealous. Oh no! What happens next? Well, there's no way to know but to read it. :) But I assure you, it's a happy ending.

Merging

Merging by AthenaAlpha (NC-17)

  • Jan. 25th, 2013 at 6:02 AM
Title: Merging
Fandom: Naruto
Pairing: Uchiha Sasuke/Uzumaki Naruto
Categories: Angst, AU, Drama, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Length: Epic (63, 632)
Warnings: sexy times between SasuNaru and a jealous Sasuke

Author on LJ: N/A
Author's Website: Fanfiction.net

Author's Summary: As partners, Sasuke and Naruto created one of the most powerful businesses in Japan. Now they have a chance to make it even stronger. But when their new business partner shows interest in Naruto, will Sasuke be able to go through with it? AU Yaoi

Review: I love the Naruto fandom, it was where I first discovered my first yaoi pairing (SasuNaru. :P) And while I love fanfics that stay in the Naruto world, canon becomes increasingly depressing so I try to find AU fics. This is one that I have unearthed from the piles of fanfiction over at FF.net, and I loved every word of it. The writing is very lively and upbeat which matches the mood of the fic perfectly.

Sasuke and Naruto are business partner who are complete opposites, Naruto with his careless, disorganized self and Sasuke's perfectionism. Somehow, they work well together. And here comes Gaara strolling along, squishing himself into Sasuke and Naruto's happy bubble of not-togetherness. Naruto's interested, Sasuke is jealous. Oh no! What happens next? Well, there's no way to know but to read it. :) But I assure you, it's a happy ending.

Merging

Strength of the Pack by welfycat (PG-13)

  • Jan. 18th, 2013 at 10:50 PM
I'm sorry that I missed posting last week and this rec is a day late. I completely forgot when Friday was last week what with all the exams I had and there was a blackout last night. So sorry for that. But I'm here now with a shiny new rec! <3


Title: Strength of the Pack
Fandom: Criminal Minds
Pairing: Aaron Hotchner/Spencer Reid/Derek Morgan
Categories: Action/Adventure, Case File, Drama, Established Relationship, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Romance,
Length: Epic 86,940
Warnings: Canon Violence

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] welfycat
Author's Website: Archive Of Our Own

Author's Summary: Spencer Reid has never known what it was like to have the protection of a family and a pack, until he was recruited for the BAU by renowned profiler Jason Gideon. Suddenly finding himself surrounded by wolves, Spencer must come to terms with his own heritage, learn what it means to be part of a team and a pack, all while training to become a profiler for the FBI.

After mating and bonding with his pack leader, Derek Morgan never expected that there could be anyone else. But when Spencer Reid joins the team, Derek has to accept his past before he can look to his future.

Unit Chief and pack leader Aaron Hotchner has his own set of worries. In between balancing the demands of the job with the needs of his pack he does his best to keep everyone safe and well. The members of his pack sometimes make this more of a challenge than he could have ever anticipated.

Review: I'm a complete sucker for Threesomes which was why I was hooked on this story just by reading the summary. It's the kind of story where Spencer is brought into the BAU by Gideon but the thing is, they're shifters. This fic showcases different cases the BAU is brought in to investigate and while I lament at the fact that though cases are developed, they aren't very, very explored. But the main theme of this fic is the relationships between the pack, specifically the emerging relationship between Hotch, Spencer and Derek.

Strength of the Pack

Strength of the Pack by welfycat (PG-13)

  • Jan. 18th, 2013 at 10:50 PM
I'm sorry that I missed posting last week and this rec is a day late. I completely forgot when Friday was last week what with all the exams I had and there was a blackout last night. So sorry for that. But I'm here now with a shiny new rec! <3


Title: Strength of the Pack
Fandom: Criminal Minds
Pairing: Aaron Hotchner/Spencer Reid/Derek Morgan
Categories: Action/Adventure, Case File, Drama, Established Relationship, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Romance,
Length: Epic 86,940
Warnings: Canon Violence

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] welfycat
Author's Website: Archive Of Our Own

Author's Summary: Spencer Reid has never known what it was like to have the protection of a family and a pack, until he was recruited for the BAU by renowned profiler Jason Gideon. Suddenly finding himself surrounded by wolves, Spencer must come to terms with his own heritage, learn what it means to be part of a team and a pack, all while training to become a profiler for the FBI.

After mating and bonding with his pack leader, Derek Morgan never expected that there could be anyone else. But when Spencer Reid joins the team, Derek has to accept his past before he can look to his future.

Unit Chief and pack leader Aaron Hotchner has his own set of worries. In between balancing the demands of the job with the needs of his pack he does his best to keep everyone safe and well. The members of his pack sometimes make this more of a challenge than he could have ever anticipated.

Review: I'm a complete sucker for Threesomes which was why I was hooked on this story just by reading the summary. It's the kind of story where Spencer is brought into the BAU by Gideon but the thing is, they're shifters. This fic showcases different cases the BAU is brought in to investigate and while I lament at the fact that though cases are developed, they aren't very, very explored. But the main theme of this fic is the relationships between the pack, specifically the emerging relationship between Hotch, Spencer and Derek.

Strength of the Pack
I'm terribly sorry for posting this a day late. Well, I forgot what day it was -- the holidays make me more absent-minded than usual or maybe that's the lack of sleep talking. But anyway, here's a rec for you guys! Happy holidays no matter how belated it may be! :)


Title: Taming of a Sniper
Fandom: Numb3rs, The Sentinel
Pairing: Ian Edgerton/Charlie Eppes
Categories: AU, Bonding, case file, crossover, drama, first-time, friendship, hurt/comfort, romance. angst
Length: Epic (42,732)
Warnings: Shapeshifting, Sentinel Senses, Telepathic Bond

Author on LJ: N/A
Author Website: Squeakerblue thothkristen

Author's Summary: Ian Edgerton, one of the biggest and baddest Wolf Sentinels, has led a lonely life. Paired with one temporary Guide after another for almost a decade and a half. He convinced himself he was a broken, unBondable Sentinel long ago, useful only as a good luck charm and training ground for Guides before they Bonded.

Charlie Eppes, one of the longest unBonded Guides in the Program and a rare Red Panda, has accepted the fact that he's never going to find his Sentinel. He decided to instead pour all his energy into helping his brother catch murderers and criminals for the FBI

When bystanders start dropping like flies in the heart of LA, Edgerton is summoned to help the Eppes brothers find the Sniper who is turning LA into his own private range.

(Honestly, I suck at summaries. Ian's a Wolf, Charlie's a Red Panda, stubborness abounds and it all works out. Come on in and enjoy the read.)

Review: While I love Numb3rs, I haven't seen The Sentinel yet but I do love the idea of Sentinels and Guides. But I love the idea of waiting your entire life for The One and when you meet that person, it's BAM! Which is what happens in this fic, this is not a spoiler, folks. It's pretty much obvious that they'd end up together from the summary alone. Still, I love how they meet, how they get to know each other -- oblivious until the last.

Taming of the Sniper
I'm terribly sorry for posting this a day late. Well, I forgot what day it was -- the holidays make me more absent-minded than usual or maybe that's the lack of sleep talking. But anyway, here's a rec for you guys! Happy holidays no matter how belated it may be! :)


Title: Taming of a Sniper
Fandom: Numb3rs, The Sentinel
Pairing: Ian Edgerton/Charlie Eppes
Categories: AU, Bonding, case file, crossover, drama, first-time, friendship, hurt/comfort, romance. angst
Length: Epic (42,732)
Warnings: Shapeshifting, Sentinel Senses, Telepathic Bond

Author on LJ: N/A
Author Website: Squeakerblue thothkristen

Author's Summary: Ian Edgerton, one of the biggest and baddest Wolf Sentinels, has led a lonely life. Paired with one temporary Guide after another for almost a decade and a half. He convinced himself he was a broken, unBondable Sentinel long ago, useful only as a good luck charm and training ground for Guides before they Bonded.

Charlie Eppes, one of the longest unBonded Guides in the Program and a rare Red Panda, has accepted the fact that he's never going to find his Sentinel. He decided to instead pour all his energy into helping his brother catch murderers and criminals for the FBI

When bystanders start dropping like flies in the heart of LA, Edgerton is summoned to help the Eppes brothers find the Sniper who is turning LA into his own private range.

(Honestly, I suck at summaries. Ian's a Wolf, Charlie's a Red Panda, stubborness abounds and it all works out. Come on in and enjoy the read.)

Review: While I love Numb3rs, I haven't seen The Sentinel yet but I do love the idea of Sentinels and Guides. But I love the idea of waiting your entire life for The One and when you meet that person, it's BAM! Which is what happens in this fic, this is not a spoiler, folks. It's pretty much obvious that they'd end up together from the summary alone. Still, I love how they meet, how they get to know each other -- oblivious until the last.

Taming of the Sniper

So Close... And So Far by Kataca (NC-17)

  • Nov. 30th, 2012 at 8:25 AM
Title: So Close and So Far
Fandom: Scooby Doo
Pairing: Fred Jones/Norville "Shaggy" Rogers
Categories: Drama, First time, Fluff, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Romance, Post-Canon,
Length: Long, 17,302
Warnings: N/A

Author on LJ: N/A
Author's Website: N/A

Author's Summary: The gang is going to visit Daphne's Uncle Liam for her cousin's wedding; new feelings are revealed.

Review: Raise your hand if you grew up watching Scooby Doo on weekends. I know I did. I grew up loving Daphne, adoring Scooby and Shaggy. I didn't expect to find slash fanfiction of Scooby Doo and I especially didn't expect to love it. But I did, I loved it very, very much.

It starts out with a funeral, the Mystery Machine's and ends with a wedding. While the beginning is somewhat slow, I stuck to it because of sheer curiousity. And well, I fell in love. The gang are at Daphne's cousin's wedding which also happens to be a gay wedding. O.o There's a lot of UST (unresolved sexual tension) between the gang. Daphne is/was in love with Fred and Velma's somewhat interested in Shaggy but Fred thinks he's in love with Shaggy and Shaggy? Who knows? But Scooby can tell because you can't hide when a doggie's nose on your tracks.

It's a quick read, only 4 chapters but the love story told isn't rushed. In fact, the way the author tells it, it's a long time coming.

So Close and So Far

So Close... And So Far by Kataca (NC-17)

  • Nov. 30th, 2012 at 8:25 AM
Title: So Close and So Far
Fandom: Scooby Doo
Pairing: Fred Jones/Norville "Shaggy" Rogers
Categories: Drama, First time, Fluff, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Romance, Post-Canon,
Length: Long, 17,302
Warnings: N/A

Author on LJ: N/A
Author's Website: N/A

Author's Summary: The gang is going to visit Daphne's Uncle Liam for her cousin's wedding; new feelings are revealed.

Review: Raise your hand if you grew up watching Scooby Doo on weekends. I know I did. I grew up loving Daphne, adoring Scooby and Shaggy. I didn't expect to find slash fanfiction of Scooby Doo and I especially didn't expect to love it. But I did, I loved it very, very much.

It starts out with a funeral, the Mystery Machine's and ends with a wedding. While the beginning is somewhat slow, I stuck to it because of sheer curiousity. And well, I fell in love. The gang are at Daphne's cousin's wedding which also happens to be a gay wedding. O.o There's a lot of UST (unresolved sexual tension) between the gang. Daphne is/was in love with Fred and Velma's somewhat interested in Shaggy but Fred thinks he's in love with Shaggy and Shaggy? Who knows? But Scooby can tell because you can't hide when a doggie's nose on your tracks.

It's a quick read, only 4 chapters but the love story told isn't rushed. In fact, the way the author tells it, it's a long time coming.

So Close and So Far

Rhythm of the Rain by DamageCtrl (PG-13)

  • Nov. 23rd, 2012 at 12:27 AM
Title: Rhythm of the Rain
Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Pairing: Zuko/Katara
Categories: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, First-time, Family, Fluff, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Post-Canon, Romance
Length: Super Epic! 251,513 words
Warnings: Tears, Laughter, Sex. Angst too.

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] damagectrl
Author's Website: FF.net

Author's Summary: Rebuilding a nation requires sacrifices. Knowing that the Fire Nation would never accept a Waterbender as it's Lord's wife, Katara removes herself from her fledgling romance with Zuko and encourages him to find greatness with Fire Nation noble Mai. Zutara

Review: I'm the kind of girl that tears up when I fall in love with a story. I cry at the happy parts and smile at the sad ones (I'm not insane, I swear. I just like the main characters suffering for a couple of scenes. :)).

I was searching for a fic to rec for Super!Epic Week, you won't believe how hard it was to find an epic-length fic! But when I finally the one that made me smile, whew! It flew waaay over the 100K word count mark! I read this fic, a long, long time ago. And I went crazy over it for a week or so, I hope you'll love it just as much I did.

We all love star-crossed lovers, and there's no couple more star-crossed than Zuko and Katara (or Zutara, as we call our OTP). Fire and water, prince and peasant. While most Zutara fics are about a conflict and then do Zuko and Katara realize their feelings for each other. This fic takes on a different take, Zuko and Katara are in love with each other. And the conflict is the fact that they love each other, in the tumultuous period of rebuilding after the war. There's no room for Zuko and Katara as a couple, Katara knows this. This is why, despite falling deeper and deeper in love with the Fire Lord and him loving her back, she steps down and decides to disappear into the shadows. She pushes him towards Mai.

I'll stop here so I won't spoil you, feel free to click on the link and read this SuperEpic!Fic for yourselves!

Rhythm of the Rain

Rhythm of the Rain by DamageCtrl (PG-13)

  • Nov. 23rd, 2012 at 12:27 AM
Title: Rhythm of the Rain
Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Pairing: Zuko/Katara
Categories: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, First-time, Family, Fluff, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Post-Canon, Romance
Length: Super Epic! 251,513 words
Warnings: Tears, Laughter, Sex. Angst too.

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] damagectrl
Author's Website: FF.net

Author's Summary: Rebuilding a nation requires sacrifices. Knowing that the Fire Nation would never accept a Waterbender as it's Lord's wife, Katara removes herself from her fledgling romance with Zuko and encourages him to find greatness with Fire Nation noble Mai. Zutara

Review: I'm the kind of girl that tears up when I fall in love with a story. I cry at the happy parts and smile at the sad ones (I'm not insane, I swear. I just like the main characters suffering for a couple of scenes. :)).

I was searching for a fic to rec for Super!Epic Week, you won't believe how hard it was to find an epic-length fic! But when I finally the one that made me smile, whew! It flew waaay over the 100K word count mark! I read this fic, a long, long time ago. And I went crazy over it for a week or so, I hope you'll love it just as much I did.

We all love star-crossed lovers, and there's no couple more star-crossed than Zuko and Katara (or Zutara, as we call our OTP). Fire and water, prince and peasant. While most Zutara fics are about a conflict and then do Zuko and Katara realize their feelings for each other. This fic takes on a different take, Zuko and Katara are in love with each other. And the conflict is the fact that they love each other, in the tumultuous period of rebuilding after the war. There's no room for Zuko and Katara as a couple, Katara knows this. This is why, despite falling deeper and deeper in love with the Fire Lord and him loving her back, she steps down and decides to disappear into the shadows. She pushes him towards Mai.

I'll stop here so I won't spoil you, feel free to click on the link and read this SuperEpic!Fic for yourselves!

Rhythm of the Rain

Life Changes by Lady Angel (dameange) (PG)

  • Nov. 16th, 2012 at 1:13 AM
Title: Life Changes
Fandom: Criminal Minds, The Sentinel, NCIS
Pairing: Aaron Hotchner/Spencer Reid, past Aaron Hotchner/Haley Hotchner
Categories: action/adventure, AU, bonding, crossover, drama, first-time, fluff, family, friendship, hurt/comfort, romance, virgin
Length: Medium, 10,109 words
Warnings: Aaron as a Sentinel, Spencer as a Guide. :)

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] dameange
Author's Website: Lady Angel on ao3

Author's Summary: Aaron Hotchner did not expect for his senses to activate when he was in his thirties. He did not expect his guide to be a fifteen year old genius. He did not expect to catch his wife in their bed with another man.

He certainly did not expect to fall in love again.


Review: SQUEAL. SQUEAL. SQUEAL. I loved this story soooo much! It's a different take than what I'm used to seeing in CM fandom. For one, Aaron and Spencer already have a relationship albeit the one between Sentinel and their Guides but still. I love the fact that Spencer and Jack have such a strong relationship here! It's not often that there is an established relationship between them.

I can't say more without spoiling you so I'll end it here and allow you guys to read and love Life Changes for yourself. :)

Life Changes

Life Changes by Lady Angel (dameange) (PG)

  • Nov. 16th, 2012 at 1:13 AM
Title: Life Changes
Fandom: Criminal Minds, The Sentinel, NCIS
Pairing: Aaron Hotchner/Spencer Reid, past Aaron Hotchner/Haley Hotchner
Categories: action/adventure, AU, bonding, crossover, drama, first-time, fluff, family, friendship, hurt/comfort, romance, virgin
Length: Medium, 10,109 words
Warnings: Aaron as a Sentinel, Spencer as a Guide. :)

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] dameange
Author's Website: Lady Angel on ao3

Author's Summary: Aaron Hotchner did not expect for his senses to activate when he was in his thirties. He did not expect his guide to be a fifteen year old genius. He did not expect to catch his wife in their bed with another man.

He certainly did not expect to fall in love again.


Review: SQUEAL. SQUEAL. SQUEAL. I loved this story soooo much! It's a different take than what I'm used to seeing in CM fandom. For one, Aaron and Spencer already have a relationship albeit the one between Sentinel and their Guides but still. I love the fact that Spencer and Jack have such a strong relationship here! It's not often that there is an established relationship between them.

I can't say more without spoiling you so I'll end it here and allow you guys to read and love Life Changes for yourself. :)

Life Changes

Deeper by Strawbee08 (PG)

  • Nov. 9th, 2012 at 2:35 PM
Title: Deeper
Fandom: Cardcaptor Sakura
Pairing: Sakura Kinomoto/Li Syaoron, OC/Li Syaoron
Categories: Angst, AU, Drama, Fluff, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Length: Super Epic! (~118,896 words)
Warnings: Sugary Fluff

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] strawbee08
Author Website: FF.net

Author's Summary:
His publicized life as a model/actor forgot to account for one thing: the identity of the girl he used to love. Now that fate struck in this whirlwind of emotions, are second chances still possible even in a world full of secrets, lies and deceits? SxS.

Review:
I found this fic, many, many years ago. I loved it then and I love it now.

Click here to read my favorite line. ).

This line just about sums up what the entire story is about. How even after many years, Syaoron and Sakura still turn to each other. AU stories are very, very popular in the CCS fandom but this fic stands out. Though it is something of an original story but with the CCS characters, these characters are the same ones we have loved throughout our childhood.

I love the fluffiness of this, it is simply wonderful. :) It is a well-rounded story that is complete in its entirety. After you've finished reading it, you get this sense of fulfillment like you know that the ending was the perfect ending.

Deeper

Deeper by Strawbee08 (PG)

  • Nov. 9th, 2012 at 2:35 PM
Title: Deeper
Fandom: Cardcaptor Sakura
Pairing: Sakura Kinomoto/Li Syaoron, OC/Li Syaoron
Categories: Angst, AU, Drama, Fluff, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Length: Super Epic! (~118,896 words)
Warnings: Sugary Fluff

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] strawbee08
Author Website: FF.net

Author's Summary:
His publicized life as a model/actor forgot to account for one thing: the identity of the girl he used to love. Now that fate struck in this whirlwind of emotions, are second chances still possible even in a world full of secrets, lies and deceits? SxS.

Review:
I found this fic, many, many years ago. I loved it then and I love it now.

Click here to read my favorite line. ).

This line just about sums up what the entire story is about. How even after many years, Syaoron and Sakura still turn to each other. AU stories are very, very popular in the CCS fandom but this fic stands out. Though it is something of an original story but with the CCS characters, these characters are the same ones we have loved throughout our childhood.

I love the fluffiness of this, it is simply wonderful. :) It is a well-rounded story that is complete in its entirety. After you've finished reading it, you get this sense of fulfillment like you know that the ending was the perfect ending.

Deeper

Before by Winter Ashby (G)

  • Nov. 3rd, 2012 at 11:40 AM
Title: Before
Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Pairing: Katara/Jet, Katara/Aang, Katara/Zuko
Categories: Angst, Drama, Romance
Length: Short (~1,872)
Warnings: Angsty Katara lost in her thoughts and the past

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] winter_ashby
Author Website: FF.net

Author's Summary: Katara has a secret. (Katara & Jet) Slight Katara & Zuko and Katara & Aang

Review:
What I loved most about this fic was the style of writing. There is this deep poeticness in Winter Ashby's storytelling without losing the story. I can empathize with Katara because I see her as more than just a cartoon character, I can imagine her as a person. What I believe is the hardest part about writing fanfiction about cartoon characters is that it's hard to make a character be someone realistic, someone you can empathize with, someone you can relate to. Here, Katara is so believable. I mean, who hasn't regretted about love? Who hasn't loved and lost and regretted the decision? This fic is simply perfect because you can just feel the emotions embedded in it. There's a conflict present even in just this short story, and Katara makes a decision to solve that conflict.

Before

Before by Winter Ashby (G)

  • Nov. 3rd, 2012 at 11:40 AM
Title: Before
Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Pairing: Katara/Jet, Katara/Aang, Katara/Zuko
Categories: Angst, Drama, Romance
Length: Short (~1,872)
Warnings: Angsty Katara lost in her thoughts and the past

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] winter_ashby
Author Website: FF.net

Author's Summary: Katara has a secret. (Katara & Jet) Slight Katara & Zuko and Katara & Aang

Review:
What I loved most about this fic was the style of writing. There is this deep poeticness in Winter Ashby's storytelling without losing the story. I can empathize with Katara because I see her as more than just a cartoon character, I can imagine her as a person. What I believe is the hardest part about writing fanfiction about cartoon characters is that it's hard to make a character be someone realistic, someone you can empathize with, someone you can relate to. Here, Katara is so believable. I mean, who hasn't regretted about love? Who hasn't loved and lost and regretted the decision? This fic is simply perfect because you can just feel the emotions embedded in it. There's a conflict present even in just this short story, and Katara makes a decision to solve that conflict.

Before

Bait & Switch by lapenserosa (NC-17)

  • Oct. 27th, 2012 at 8:12 AM
Title: Bait & Switch
Fandom: Criminal Minds-Oz Crossover
Pairing: Implied Christopher Keller/Spencer Reid
Categories: Angst, Case File, Crossover, Dark, Drama, Hurt/Comfort, Mystery, Sad Story
Length: Long (~39,954)
Warnings: Character Death, Dubious Consent, Graphic Descriptions of Violence, Non-Consensual Drug-Use, Drug Dealing, Drug Use, Dark Themes but despite that, it's very beautiful.

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] lapenserosa
Author Website: ArchiveofOurOwn

Author's Summary: Bait and Switch..
Spencer Reid is a young FBI profiler tasked with interviewing Christopher Keller, a Death Row inmate with many secrets and a very dangerous appetite.

Sequel's Summary.. The Restored Life
After the events of Bait and Switch, Reid on a college recruitment tour with David Rossi. During their last stop in San Francisco, CA, Reid meets an interesting stranger that seems genuinely interested in helping him heal from his interactions with Keller. Then when bodies of young men begin turning up in heavily toured areas the rest of the team flies out to San Francisco to help investigate and their discoveries could l just be all Reid needs to fully come undone.

Review:
While I had doubts about reading this fic after seeing the warnings, I decided to take a chance and read it. And while I regret reading it after bawling for a good hour, I loved it so very much. The author has managed to mesmerize and make something so dark be so beautiful.

It's an unconventional love story wherein you can't really decide if it's really a love story. But it's so beautiful. Lapenserosa manages to tell a story of the past, of the present and make it merge beautifully. Keller is wonderfully characterized, you see him as a hardened criminal with a difficult past but hints of a good man shines through. Spencer Reid is also in character, the endearing awkwardness he has that makes you love him. You see what could have been, what might have been and it's so painfully beautiful that you can't stop wondering what-if.

Best thing is, Lapenserosa has a sequel up, while still ongoing, is just one chapter to the end. Read it, you won't regret it. :)

Bait and Switch
And it's sequel....
The Restored Life

Bait & Switch by lapenserosa (NC-17)

  • Oct. 27th, 2012 at 8:12 AM
Title: Bait & Switch
Fandom: Criminal Minds-Oz Crossover
Pairing: Implied Christopher Keller/Spencer Reid
Categories: Angst, Case File, Crossover, Dark, Drama, Hurt/Comfort, Mystery, Sad Story
Length: Long (~39,954)
Warnings: Character Death, Dubious Consent, Graphic Descriptions of Violence, Non-Consensual Drug-Use, Drug Dealing, Drug Use, Dark Themes but despite that, it's very beautiful.

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] lapenserosa
Author Website: ArchiveofOurOwn

Author's Summary: Bait and Switch..
Spencer Reid is a young FBI profiler tasked with interviewing Christopher Keller, a Death Row inmate with many secrets and a very dangerous appetite.

Sequel's Summary.. The Restored Life
After the events of Bait and Switch, Reid on a college recruitment tour with David Rossi. During their last stop in San Francisco, CA, Reid meets an interesting stranger that seems genuinely interested in helping him heal from his interactions with Keller. Then when bodies of young men begin turning up in heavily toured areas the rest of the team flies out to San Francisco to help investigate and their discoveries could l just be all Reid needs to fully come undone.

Review:
While I had doubts about reading this fic after seeing the warnings, I decided to take a chance and read it. And while I regret reading it after bawling for a good hour, I loved it so very much. The author has managed to mesmerize and make something so dark be so beautiful.

It's an unconventional love story wherein you can't really decide if it's really a love story. But it's so beautiful. Lapenserosa manages to tell a story of the past, of the present and make it merge beautifully. Keller is wonderfully characterized, you see him as a hardened criminal with a difficult past but hints of a good man shines through. Spencer Reid is also in character, the endearing awkwardness he has that makes you love him. You see what could have been, what might have been and it's so painfully beautiful that you can't stop wondering what-if.

Best thing is, Lapenserosa has a sequel up, while still ongoing, is just one chapter to the end. Read it, you won't regret it. :)

Bait and Switch
And it's sequel....
The Restored Life

Bait & Switch by lapenserosa (NC-17)

  • Oct. 27th, 2012 at 8:12 AM
Title: Bait & Switch
Fandom: Criminal Minds-Oz Crossover
Pairing: Implied Christopher Keller/Spencer Reid
Categories: Angst, Case File, Crossover, Dark, Drama, Hurt/Comfort, Mystery, Sad Story
Length: Long (~39,954)
Warnings: Character Death, Dubious Consent, Graphic Descriptions of Violence, Non-Consensual Drug-Use, Drug Dealing, Drug Use, Dark Themes but despite that, it's very beautiful.

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] lapenserosa
Author Website: ArchiveofOurOwn

Review:
While I had doubts about reading this fic after seeing the warnings, I decided to take a chance and read it. And while I regret reading it after bawling for a good hour, I loved it so very much. The author has managed to mesmerize and make something so dark be so beautiful.

It's an unconventional love story wherein you can't really decide if it's really a love story. But it's so beautiful. Lapenserosa manages to tell a story of the past, of the present and make it merge beautifully. Keller is wonderfully characterized, you see him as a hardened criminal with a difficult past but hints of a good man shines through. Spencer Reid is also in character, the endearing awkwardness he has that makes you love him. You see what could have been, what might have been and it's so painfully beautiful that you can't stop wondering what-if.

Best thing is, Lapenserosa has a sequel up, while still ongoing, is just one chapter to the end. Read it, you won't regret it. :)

Bait and Switch
And it's sequel....
The Restored Life

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