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FANDOM: Pirates of the Caribbean
FIC LINK: The Queen's Pride
[archiveofourown.org profile] copperbadge
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 1,400
MAIN CHARACTERS: Elizabeth Swan, Will Turner, Jack Sparrow

FIC SUMMARY: Elizabeth and Will tried domesticity. They got bored.

RECCER'S NOTES: Because I can't be the only one sceptical that Elizabeth Swan would give up piracy that easily. A post-Curse of the Black Pearl AU - quick, funny, and will leave a warm feeling in your belly.
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FANDOM: Once Upon A Time
FIC LINK: And Swallow Up the Rest of Me
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] AstroGirl
RATING/WARNING(S): Teen | Character death, AU
MAIN CHARACTERS: Killian Jones | Captain Hook, Rumplestiltskin | Mr Gold

FIC SUMMARY: Captain Hook achieves his life's goal.

RECCER'S NOTES: So, I was trying to work out which of AstroGirl’s OUaT fics to rec, and then decided not to settle for one but to go for two brief but excellently sharp ficlets, this first one exploring the inevitable consequences of what would have happened to Hook if he’d got what his revenge – something that didn’t seem to have crossed his mind…

FANDOM: Once Upon A Time
FIC LINK: The Better to Hold You With
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] AstroGirl
RATING/WARNING(S): Teen | Canon character death, mentions of blood/violence
MAIN CHARACTERS: Widow Lucas | Granny

FIC SUMMARY: She's only ever wanted to keep her granddaughter safe.

RECCER'S NOTES: And this one powerfully fills in what Granny was thinking during “Red-Handed”. AstroGirl fully captures her character and deepens it in a way only implied by canon, as Granny regrets her mistakes.
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FANDOM: Pirates of the Caribbean
FIC LINK: Mermaid Kiss
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] zarahemla
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 2371
MAIN CHARACTERS: Original characters, Jack Sparrow

FIC SUMMARY: I know it happened, for I was there.


This is wonderful. It's almost poetic in the way the story is told - it perfectly captures the enchantment and magic of the canon. A story reflecting the magic and beauty of the sea and a pirate's life in Jack Sparrow's world.

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FANDOM: Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean
FIC LINK: Parrot
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] penknife
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 2722
MAIN CHARACTERS: Jack Sparrow, Original Characters

FIC SUMMARY: Jack's always been an odd bird.


I have no idea how these fandoms can be blended so well, but the thought of a teenage Jack Sparrow kicking around Hogwarts, getting into trouble and spinning tall tales of his worldy travels just amuses me no end. This is really, really fun, and Jack's voice is fantastic.

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FANDOM: Pirates of the Caribbean
FIC LINK: Apparitions
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] ponderosa
RATING/WARNING(S): T | Major character death
WIP?/WORD COUNT: Complete | 1167
MAIN CHARACTERS: James Norrington, Jack Sparrow

FIC SUMMARY: He dreams of cannonfire and cursed treasure, of tangled hair and a gold-studded smile, but most frequently he dreams of the day he ordered that Will Turner be detained, and of the sailor's bright-feathered bird that cursed on high when Jack Sparrow did the gallows dance.


An alternate timeline in which Jack did not escape at the end of the first movie - and his spirit lingers to haunt Norrington. This is a really bittersweet fic, almost unsettling to read at certain points, but beautiful as well.

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FANDOM: The Hunger Games
FIC LINK: Jolly Sailors Bold
AUTHOR LINK: [archiveofourown.org profile] aimmyarrowshigh
MAIN CHARACTERS: Finnick Odair, Annie Cresta, Mags

FIC SUMMARY: When Finnick came home from his Games, he had riches -- bloody gold for bloody deeds -- and a trident. So he bought a boat, and he looked out over that horizon.


I'm aware I've already rec'd this author here, but really. I can't even with this fic; it's gorgeous. It's Finnick and Annie being kids and playing pirates. I'm just going to post an excerpt because I can't actually summon up enough wordy flail for it.

He cobbled himself a tricorner hat and braided intricate millinery frippery for the sides, and he diligently practiced flipping it up his arm and onto his head in one rolling move. When he deemed himself ready, he sailed around the coast of the Victor’s Village to the mainland and moored his boat at the far dock; shimmied down the mooring line and ran up the sand towards the citrus grove and the pink row houses and knocked insistently at a door.


“Anemone Cresta!” he cried, gesturing wildly, “Wouldst thou – thee – wouldst you be – I am endeavoring in the endeavor… of…” He slumped. “I need help making black sails for my ship.”

Annie Cresta smiled up at wild-haired Finnick Odair, his snapping green eyes ringed in ashes like black kohl and a lopsided tricorner hat on his head. “Why black sails?”

“Because I’m a pirate now,” Finnick said plainly, as though it should be obvious. “If you ever have seen a ship on the horizon what has black sails, it can be naught but a pirate’s ship.”