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31 Flavors recs posts

I mentioned last week that I planned to steal [personal profile] raveninthewind's 31 Flavors reccing meme idea for January. It seems like a great month to try it--it's 31 days long, post-Yuletide so there are lots of things to rec, and Festivids happens mid-month so there will be vids soon too. I'm not certain, being that I'm not the most widely read fan around, that I can do it complete justice and offer 31 different fandoms, but I will certainly try, and if I get a bit enthusiastic about Pacific Rim, hopefully you'll indulge me.

But you know, it's a ton more fun if people join me--I'd love to see some other folks do 31 recs of different fan works on their own. I really love seeing recs, even for things I'm not into. I hate how bookmarking took over fan culture, because they say nothing about why people are enthusiastic about something. So let's rec!

My first one is actually for a non Yuletide story.

Reformation (4409 words) by Speranza
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Luther (TV)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: John Luther/Alice Morgan
Additional Tags: First Time, Episode Tag, Case Fic, Serial Killers
Summary:

"Oh," she breathes finally, gleeful and scandalised, both. "You love me. Oh, poor you."



I was definitely in the mood for John/Alice fic when Speranza wrote this, and it didn't disappoint me at all--it was so perfectly in character and the voices are so precisely them it kind of took my breath away. Alice is every bit the clever psychopath but also kind of undone by her gleeful obsession with Luther. And there's a really interesting shift to an outsider POV that works perfectly in the context of the story, so that we see Alice and John through a completely different experience. It feels very much like how their story really will go post-series. It also starts with a scorching hot sex scene, so there's that. ;-)

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