July 11th, 2019

Anya final stand, S7

Thursday recs: PotC, Jeeves

(ICYMI, Reccing Thursday is a new initiative some other folks and I are trying out. Your mission, if you choose to accept it: today, here or elsewhere on your social media, rec a fanwork or two. A new discovery? An old favorite? Anything goes! And if you're up for it, maybe mention you're doing it for Reccing Thursday. We'd love to have more people join us!)

Today's theme is "historical m/m." :D

Pirates of the Caribbean
Between Wind and Water by [archiveofourown.org profile] rexluscus
James Norrington/Jack Sparrow, 90k. AU after the first movie. [A]n experiment in dropping POTC characters into an actual historical event: the Battle of Cartagena de Indias in 1741. James Norrington is having a very bad couple of years; it is not immediately obvious how Jack Sparrow could possibly be the solution to any of his problems, and yet. This was such a satisfying read. I loved how grounded in historical detail it was, but I also enjoyed, as the fic has it tagged, all "Norrington's wet ugly messy embarrassing feelings" about his place in the world. He's trying so hard. ;__; And the slow burn was great, too! Everything was great. A really enjoyable 90k to settle into and stay awhile.

Jeeves - PG Wodehouse
Jeeves and the Tarte aux Pommes by [archiveofourown.org profile] scioscribe
Jeeves/Wooster, 8k. Bertie decides to become a man worthy of Jeeves' approval (and affection). Here is some utterly delightful mutual pining for your Thursday. SUCH delicious pining! The glorious reveal! I feel like often after the mutual pining is revealed, stories tend to jump straight to happiness and kissing and sex, and I love that here Jeeves has to spend some time processing and having feelings before he's ready to get on with the activity that Bertie is clearly already on board for.

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