Tags: fic_recs:hansel&gretel


Rec of the day

Travel Companions by Anonymous
Gen; Hansel & Gretel; humor; teen, 477 words

Summary: Dear Diary, Hansel wrote, this week, we visited the wonderful shitty town of Augsburg. Gretel made some new friends and got herself some new kickass witch-hunting powers. Me? I just got some new scars.
"And laid," Gretel said, reading over his shoulder. "Don't forget 'laid'."

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Rec(s) of the day

today, a pan-fandom recs platter:

they say you and me are tautology by [archiveofourown.org profile] owlvsdove
Fitz/Simmons and team; fluff; 1778 words
“You can’t tie a tie?”
“It’s not a big deal.”

Five Times Oliver Held Felicity (And The One Time She Held Him) by [archiveofourown.org profile] ageless_aislynn
Oliver/Felicity; snapshots; teen; 3438 words
Summary: In all of the time they'd known each other, she'd ended up in his arms one way or another. But he ended up in hers at long last.

Five Phone Calls for Maggie That Cemented a Friendship Plus That One Time Sophie Needed a Favor by [archiveofourown.org profile] Tassos
Gen; Maggie & Sophie; snapshots; G; 1933 words
Summary: How Maggie and Sophie became friends.

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
From the Past Comes Your Calling by [archiveofourown.org profile] infiniteeight
Gen; action; M for violence; 2829 words
Summary: Set pre-movie. After escaping from the candy house as children, Hansel and Gretel had to concentrate on surviving on their own. But eventually fate reminds them that there's more than one witch in the world.

Skip A Heartbeat and Survive by [archiveofourown.org profile] alwaysenduphere
Nat/Clint and Coulson; teen; 2120 words
Summary: "You know, I haven't worked with you long, but it seems to me you sure get injured a lot.” In which Clint follows orders just enough to get captured and Natasha cares enough to save the day. Or I guess, in which Clint Barton is the damsel in distress.

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Grains of Gold Among the Sand (The Americans) by [personal profile] jae
Philip/Elizabeth, Paige, Henry; backstory; rated teen; 21,159 words
Summary: Philip Jennings throughout the years, navigating the minefields of marriage and family.

This story does a great job showing the complexity of their relationship, the inevitable clashes resulting from their different personalities and worldviews - Elizabeth's rigid idealism and the more pragmatic Philip, who has little trouble assimilating into their fake lives. The kids, who are so much more than a cover to both of them. The characterization is spot on and a ton of research must have gone into writing the background setting. As a child of the eighties, it all feels authentic.
She grabs him by the wrist. "Don't try to make this about our training, or our cover. This is about you. You actually like playing house in our shiny American suburb with our big American car and our perfect little American jobs." Her mouth twists in disgust.

It's like she's punched him. This family's so much more than an act, even for her, but she's so committed to the cause that she can't let herself see that. He jerks his hand away and leans in toward her, his face so close to hers that he can feel her breath on it. "Yeah, well, I'm so sorry for actually enjoying my job instead of treating it like some noble burden I have to bear for the motherland."

Into the Woods (Hansel & Gretel)
Gen; origin story/action/humor; teen; 3062 words
Summary: The first time Hansel and Gretel deliberately set out to hunt a witch, they didn't even want to save the kid she stole. Little Gretchen Hasmanstorper was a real piece of work.

Great origin story. In which our badass witchhunter siblings get started in their career.

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... this could go on for a while.

Repercussions (Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters)
Gen, Hansel, Gretel, Ben; action/humor; rated M; 5027 words
Summary: Hansel was starting to think his sister had gone unhinged.

A fun romp perfectly in tone with the movie.

Story Gets Bigger Every Year (Shield)
Gen; Melinda May and Hill, Skye; backstory/snapshots; G; 1530 words
Summary: "The cavalry's arrived."

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Hansel & Gretel rec:
Cities of the Plain by [archiveofourown.org profile] Not_You
Hansel/Mina, Gretel, Edward, Ben, and OC townspeople; genre: action-adventure; rated Explicit; 18538 words
Summary: I'm going to be honest, here. I literally spoke the words, "I want to put them in fancy clothes and make them suffer." There is a plot, but this is mostly the story of The BAMF Twins Versus Civilization. It begins out in the woods, though, as so many things do.

Pretty much what I was looking for after watching H&G: an action-adventure right in the vein of the movie. This fic is fun! It's also extremely well written. They could practically film this as Hansel & Gretel: The Sequel. :)

(sidenote: plays fast and loose with things like Germany's geography. Heh. Then again, the movie is set in a much cooler pseudo-historical steampunky fantasy version of Germany, anyway.)

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rec(s) of the day

Hey, I found a Hansel & Gretel fic I liked a lot. Shame there's not more fic like this; Gretel's situation just calls for stories that explore it.
Never Let by [archiveofourown.org profile] charybdis
Gen; Gretel, Hansel, OCs; teen; 4748 words
Summary: (Do no harm, say her sisters, in her dreams, but she’s surrounded by blood and fire, and the power arcing across her fingers is not white — or at least, not only.)

It's Electrifying by [archiveofourown.org profile] waketosleep
Summary: Clint Barton is apparently an Avenger and a pretty good shot, but whatever, Darcy has a taser and no reluctance to use it. Clint is the damaged one if he finds that charming.
Darcy/Clint, and Jane, Bruce, Tony; humor/romance; teen; 4024 words

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