[identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/shadowkittykat_/
Title: An Easy Fit
Author: [profile] shadowkittykat_
Fandom: Harry
Pairing: Harry Potter/ Neville Longbottom
Spoilers: Significant through 5th, minor for 6th book. Reference to movie 4.
Disclaimer: I'm way too tall and way too young to be the glorious JKR.

I wrote this essay a while ago, meaning to post it eventually. Well, now I've finally got around to doing it.  I wrote this mostly because it seems, at least in this fandom, that while there are loads of pairings that are hot-looking or sensational, there aren't very many that are feasible as an actual, healthy relationship in any real sense. This is one of the few, the proud, the realistic.

(Even if I still luff Snarry non-con slave-bond fics.)
[identity profile] dqbunny.livejournal.com
Title: "Give a Reason for Life" - A Lina/Gourry manifesto
Pairing Lina Inverse/Gourry Gabriev
Fandom: Slayers
Spoilers: The entire Slayers franchise to date. There's quite a bit of it! The big spoilers for those not familiar with the parts of the series not released in English are novels 7-15 and Slayers: Knight of Aqualord.
Note: As done by previous posters, parts of this manifesto will be linked back to my LiveJournal due to the breaking of the character-limit count for posts and because this manifesto went way over 5,000 words and I couldn't get it trimmed down.

Part I. Introduction to Slayers, the manifesto and acknowledgements )

From here, the manifesto is broken up into parts. Each part of the manifesto has a clickable index at the beginning so it's easier to read if you need to take a break and go beat up critters in WoW.

Part II: Character Introduction and Story Summary
Introduction of the characters and how their relationship has grown throughout the novels and manga.

Part III: Pairing Analysis and Fandom Resources
Discussing the arguments against Lina/Gourry, why the pairing works so well and fandom resources.

To keep everything organized, I ask people to post their comments to this post, please. Comments to the supporting posts are disabled. As always, flames are not allowed!
[identity profile] by-starkiller.livejournal.com
Title: One of the Rarest: Blaise Zabini and Tom Riddle.
By: Starkiller.
Fandom: Harry Potter.
Pairing: Blaise Zabini/Tom Riddle.
Spoilers: N/A.
Word count: 1759.

Essay )
[identity profile] lonelywalker.livejournal.com
TITLE: Made For Each Other.
AUTHOR: [livejournal.com profile] lonelywalker
AUTHOR SITE: The Thirteenth Floor: You See Anything You Want?
FANDOM: The Thirteenth Floor
PAIRING: Jerry Ashton / Jason Whitney
SPOILERS: The entire film The Thirteenth Floor, and possibly also the book Simulacron-3 by Daniel Galouye, on which the film is based.
DISCLAIMER: I don't own the characters and I'm not making any money.

Made For Each Other )
[identity profile] rhye.livejournal.com
Title: A Force of Nature
Author: Jessica ([livejournal.com profile] planetgal471)
Fandom: Brokeback Mountain
Pairing: Jack Twist x Ennis del Mar
Spoilers: movie and short story
Email: spacegal471 @ juno.com

A Force of Nature )
[identity profile] literarylemming.livejournal.com
TITLE: Flower and Fang
AUTHOR: [livejournal.com profile] literarylemming
FANDOM: Harry Potter
PAIRING: Bill Weasley/Fleur Delacour
DISCLAIMERS: Bill, Fleur, the Harry Potter universe and all its associated people, places, and things are the property of JK Rowling, Bloomsbury, Scholastic, et al.
SPOILERS: Books 1-6


This is not skin deep )
[identity profile] suzanami.livejournal.com
Title: Can You See the Sunset Real Good from the West Side?
Author: [livejournal.com profile] suzanami
Series: The Outsiders
Pairing: Ponyboy Curtis x Cherry Valance
Spoilers: Novel/movie spoilers.
Notes: I had hopes that this essay would be better than this... Hopefully it still gets the job done. It's not, like, due today or anything... *shifty eyes* I felt the need to write an essay for this pairing because the fandom kinda sucks as far as not-pure-canon pairings go, and this one is SO in-character. That and people seem to think Dallas and Cherry would WORK BETTER. *mind boggles*

She had green eyes. )
[identity profile] ningloreth.livejournal.com
Title: Leaf and Flower: Legolas & Eowyn
Author: [livejournal.com profile] ningloreth
Fandom: The Lord of the Rings
Pairing: Legolas/Eowyn
Spoilers: Some spoilers for the book and the film trilogy; slight spoilers for the fan fiction discussed.
Author’s Notes: This essay is slightly longer than 5000 words—but, then, the book is slightly longer than the average book, and the films are slightly longer than the average film… It also contains a lot of pictures, so it may take a while to open.

It's also a bit early ;-)

PS: The links should now be fixed!

~o0o~

Just in case there is anyone in the world who has never heard of Legolas… He is an elf, and Eowyn is a human woman, and both characters appear in JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and in Peter Jackson’s film adaptations.

Broadly speaking, there are two types of LOTR fan fiction: bookverse and movieverse—and, for some reason, movieverse stories are often considered inferior to bookverse.

I would classify my own Legolas/Eowyn stories as movieverse (though set, for the most part, after the films), with additional material from the books (including The Hobbit and some of the other writings), and influenced by other writers’ fan fiction.

My discussion of Legolas and Eowyn here also mixes these sources.


Leaf and Flower: Legolas and Eowyn )
[identity profile] mod-journal.livejournal.com
[posting for the lovely [livejournal.com profile] hyel]

Title: Sam and Rosie - The Happy Ending
Author: [livejournal.com profile] hyel
Fandom: Lord of the Rings
Pairing: Samwise Gamgee/Rosie Cotton
Rating: G
Spoilers: For the entire book, of course.
Author's Notes: It could be better. I have to admit I forgot this was due and had to write it in a hurry. Perhaps I'll expand on it and make it better later.

Read more... )
[identity profile] lizzypaul.livejournal.com
Title: More than Leftovers
Author: Eppy
Email: LizzyPaul@aol.com
Fandom: Animorphs
Pairing: Ax/Marco
Spoilers: Books 1-54, Megamorphs 1-4, Andalite Chronicles, Visser Chronicles
Notes: I'm only using book canon; the short-lived TV show isn't mentioned. Also, I need give a giant shout out to [livejournal.com profile] felinephoenix and [livejournal.com profile] teremala, who really deserve co-author credits. This would never have been finished without their suggestions and encouragement. Thanks, guys!

A weird pairing, you say? It might not be as odd as you think... )
[identity profile] abby-normal.livejournal.com
Title: In Support Of Cousinly Love
Author: [livejournal.com profile] abby_normal (aka Aratlithiel/Daffodil Bolger)
Pairing: Frodo/Merry
Fandom: Lord of the Rings
Spoilers: None that I can think of

So, you think Frodo/Sam or Merry/Pippin are the only 'logical' pairings, eh? Come into my parlour… )
[identity profile] chrissy-sky.livejournal.com
Title: I Hate to Love You
Authors: [livejournal.com profile] kaylbunny and [livejournal.com profile] chrissy_sky
Fandom: Slayers
Pairing: Zelgadis/Xellos
Spoilers: for Next, Try, Premium, and fifth novel. Small ones though, but it reads on the assumption that the reader has already seen the series.

Life is wonderful! )
[identity profile] simply-strange.livejournal.com
Harry/Luna (Harry Potter)

Title: Leap Of Faith
Author: [livejournal.com profile] simply_strange
Spoilers: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Email: pasta.puttanesca@gmail.com
Notes:
Well, here I go on my attempt to write an essay for my OTP. And this might not be a very well-written essay, but I tried my best. This will just be a simple essay, and straight-to-the-point I hope. Oh and Please. No ship wars. I would love H/L to be canon, even if it’s 5% chance out of a 100, but it’s canon possibilities isn’t the reason I ship it. Thank you.

and it’s a leap of faith… )
[identity profile] a-white-rain.livejournal.com
Title: The Other Side of The Moon
Author: (Yami) White Rain
E-mail: a_white_rain@mail2world.com
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Ron Weasley and Luna Lovegood.
Spoilers: Books one through six.
Notes: I fully expect Hermione/Ron to be canon and I know how nasty the ship wars can get, so I want to make it clear that I’m not trying to convince anyone that Ron/Luna is canon.

Read more... )
[identity profile] ofangoriousone.livejournal.com
Title: Cat Scratch Fever
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Hermione Granger/Millicent Bulstrode
Author: [livejournal.com profile] ofangoriousone
Disclaimer: No single character mentioned in the following essay belongs to me. They are J.K. Rowling's. The ship name 'HMS Mental Muscle' is the brainchild of the lovely [livejournal.com profile] la_fono.
Spoilers: Teensy bits of books 2 and 5

HMS Mental Muscle )
[identity profile] rainfire-dancer.livejournal.com
Title: Heir Of A Dying Day: Steerpike/Titus Groan [Gormenghast]
Author: Eli
Disclaimer: I sincerely doubt Mervyn Peake will sue me, as he is in fact dead, but his estate might. Er, not mine. I own nothing but my copy of the ‘Gormenghast Omnibus’ and a rubber duck. The title of this essay is also the title of a Lacuna Coil song, which I do not own.
Spoilers: Hell yes. The entire BBC mini-series, Titus Groan, Gormenghast, and a few semi-spoilers for Titus Alone.

A long time ago, in a castle far away... )
[identity profile] eponine89.livejournal.com
Title: Love and Tragedy
Author: [livejournal.com profile] eponine89
Email: kiru_zutto@lycos.com
Fandom: Les Misérables
Pairing: Marius Pontmercy x Eponine Thénardier
Spoilers: The entire novel and musical adaptation.
Notes: Wrote without a beta-reader, but I revised and corrected anything I could find.

Rain will make the flowers grow. )
[identity profile] findingfaramir.livejournal.com
Title: Under The Sunlit Sky
Author: Jess ([livejournal.com profile] findingfaramir)
Email: findingfaramir[@]lanthir-lamath.net
'Ship: Faramir x Eowyn
Fandom: Lord of the Rings
Spoilers: Entire trilogy, books and movie.
Thanks: To J.R.R. Tolkien for writing books that have changed my life.
Notes: This is un-beta-ed because I have no friends who would put up with reading this much about LotR. So, any inconsistencies/weird stuff/repeats are all mine. Sorry if it’s confusing.

*Note: This is based exclusively on the books, as they get about ten seconds of screen time in the movies. Also because the books are the real canon, after all, and I will admit to being a bit of a Canon Nazi. 

do you not love me, or will you not? )
[identity profile] prozacpark.livejournal.com
Title: Temptation Waits
Author: [livejournal.com profile] prozacpark
Fandom: Greek Mythology/The Iliad
Pairing: Hector/Helen
Spoilers: The Iliad, general Greek Mythology/Trojan War myth cycle.

Temptation Waits )
[identity profile] leah1878.livejournal.com
Ship Manifesto
Pairing: Chris/Gordie
Fandom: Stand By Me
Author: Leah1878
Warnings: Some swearing (the movie is rated R)
Spoilers: The whole movie and the book The Body by Stephen King

Read more... )

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