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4 recs in 4 fandoms

Hadestown, Real Genius, nail polish, and WoW.

Our Lady Of The Upside Down (3033 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Hadestown (Musical), Greek and Roman Mythology
Rating: Mature
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Hades/Persephone
Characters: Hades (Hadestown), Persephone (Hadestown), Demeter (Greek and Roman Mythology)
Summary: How Hades and Persephone met. A retelling of the myth, set in the world of Anais Mitchell's Hadestown folk opera.
Why You Should Read This: In a dizzying, decaying landscape, Hades and Demeter are a threat to each other's power. Demeter's daughter walks a thin line between them. Perspehone's voice here recalls the Hadestown Opera. She's almost a Trickster character, not a victim, and that turns the entire mythos on it's head.

Five Nail Polishes (616 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Nail Polish (industry)
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Original Trans Character
Summary: Five drabbles for five nail polishes.
Why You Should Read This: I have ISSUES with the beauty industry. But these ficlets have something profound to say about beauty, self-image, power, gender, and sexuality. Each drabble builds it's very own world, and it's very own narrator. Quite unforgettable.

Etch out a Future of Your Own Design (13741 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Real Genius (1985), Eureka
Rating: Explicit
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Mitch Taylor/Chris Knight, Mitch Taylor/Jordan
Characters: Mitch Taylor, Chris Knight, Jordan
Summary: Chris keeps in touch.
Why You Should Read This: I adore what the author's done with Jordan's character here, hyper and curious, simultaneously clueless and wise. I like where this fic goes with the mesage of the film - it's easy to get lost in your head, when you're smart, but that what matters is love, and loyalty, and making sure that your gifts are being used to help people, not hurt them.

Forged in Fire and Quenched In Blood (3279 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: World of Warcraft
Rating: Mature
Warning: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Relationships: Thassarian/Koltira Deathweaver
Characters: Thassarian, Koltira Deathweaver, Master Apothecary Faranell
Summary: To build a good servant of Sylvanas, one must remove all other loyalties -- by force, if necessary. But Thassarian has some other ideas.
Why You Should Read This: Unworthy as he was of receiving the admiration and love of good men, Koltira had learned to settle for earning the hatred of wicked ones. People finding love, and redemption, in the darkest of circumstances is one of my favorite narrative kinks. If it's one of yours, don't miss this story.



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Jan. 1st, 2012 09:35 am (UTC)
I was pondering whether you'd possibly written my Yuletide story, but I guess not, then. Of course, there's still the possibility that you wrote my treat--both are fandoms that we have in common. : )
Jan. 1st, 2012 10:20 pm (UTC)
*grins* You caught me!
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