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Fandom: SANCTUARY
Pairing: Kate Freelander/Ashley Magnus
Length: 18,338 words
Author on LJ: mad_maudlin
Author Website: AO3
Why this must be read:

With a fresh, inventive narrative and spot-on character voice, the author builds this relationship and a way that's both convincing and touching.

The Story Needed Mending

pimping new land comm

So I don't normally pimp things unless I really believe in them, and think they are truely awesome, and this is one of those times.

I know I have a lot of femslash fans on my flist, so go and have a look at this:


femslash_land femslash_land femslash_land

For those who are members of landcomms already and are sick of having to write het/ambiguous fic in order to win challenges, we need no longer conform! (lol)

And for those of you who aren't on any landcomms, this is a team challenge community where individuals compete in graphics and fic challenges, as well as do fun games and puzzles, to earn points for their team. It's a great place to meet new people, as well as participate in things you wouldn't normally do (I hated graphics, but have learnt I'm not half bad at them)

This landcomm is for all femslash tv and movie pairings, so come along, apply and join in the fun!

so go and apply here

Red Sky at Night by dirty_diana (NC-17)

Fandom: THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS
Pairing: Mia/Letty
Length: ~1700 words
Author on LJ: dirty_diana
Author Website: dirty_diana
Why this must be read:

Another movie that I wish had more femslash. This is a beautiful post-movie story with really great character voices for both girls. It has a lovely rhythm to it; the two of them sort of stuck in a holding pattern at first, then a perfectly hot ending where things start to pop with life.

Red Sky at Night

Enmity and Amity by sangerin (R)

Fandom: MONA LISA SMILE (2003 movie)
Pairing: Betty/Giselle
Length: ~2300 words
Author on LJ: sangerin
Author Website: Author's fic tag on LJ
Why this must be read:

This story not only fits nicely within the canon of the movie, but expands on and improves it (I didn't actually think it was a very good movie, but plenty of slashy subtext!). Great characterizations for both women; true to their often conflicting views on things but allowing them to grow and connect and meet in the middle. It's a tender and occasionally very sexy love story between two very different people, and it works.


Enmity and Amity


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The Wrong Girl by sheepfairy (R)

Fandom: UGLY BETTY
Pairing: Amanda/Betty
Length: 684 words
Author on LJ: sheepfairy
Author Website: sheepfairy
Why this must be read:

Makes this pairing work while still staying true to Amanda's character -- she's still bitchy, generally shallow, hilarious, but has her moments of startling insight. She's intrigued by Betty despite herself. It's a really fabulous Amanda voice.

Also contains one so-wrong-it's-right line about Betty's braces that is perfect! I won't spoil it, but you'll know it when you read it. :)

The Wrong Girl


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Breathing Underwater by pene (R)

Fandom: BLUE CRUSH (2002 MOVIE)
Pairing: Anne Marie / Eden
Length: ~3000 words
Author on LJ: pene
Author Website: pene
Why this must be read:

There's not nearly enough fic (for my liking) for this movie. This is an utterly breathtaking story about surfing, life, and love. It's so vividly told with gorgeous imagery and language; all your senses are immersed in the story (especially in all the surfing and oceanside moments, you really feel like you're there). The Anne Marie / Eden romance is really lovely but also feels honest -- they piss each other off occasionally, push each other hard, but the love and need and understanding is always there.

Breathing Underwater


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Her Rightful Place by Luthien (PG-13)

Fandom: THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
Pairing: Andy/Miranda
Length: 15k
Author on LJ: luthien
Author Website: Luthien's Library
Why this must be read:

Because it's about fashion, and about clothes, and about wanting what you can't have. It's a romance written from the outside, and it's a brilliant character piece for Emily, who doesn't get nearly enough love.

And there's a cat. It's sort of a metaphor, but also sort of a cat.

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Her Rightful Place

Objects of Desire by redscribe (PG)

Fandom: THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
Pairing: surprise
Length: 2,500 words
Author on LJ: redscribe
Author Website: Author's livejournal
Why this must be read:

It's easy to forget just how hopeless Andy was at the beginning of the movie, before the magical-transformation montage. This fic gives us an Andy who's out of the blue-sweater phase, but still a bit lost, and still making mistakes. So how will she figure out who's been sending her these anonymous gifts?

The story is a little bit funny and a little bit painful, but absolutely worth it (and I'm sure Andy would agree).

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Objects of Desire

It's a Life, Anyway by Hayseed (PG-13)

Fandom: THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
Pairing: Andy/Miranda
Length: 20k
Author on LJ: hayseed_42
Author Website: The World According to Hayseed or on livejournal for DWP
Why this must be read:

Because it's a crossover, an AU, and a Christmas story, all rolled into one; and because the story begins with the perspective of one of Miranda's children, who is having difficulty coming to grips with Andy's presence in her family. Cassidy is an excellently written, very teenaged narrator, who manages to tell us more about herself and her family than she realizes.

The other reason you should read this fic is that, even if you think you've guessed the plot based on the title – you haven't.

It's a Life, Anyway