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anonymous asked:

What are some of your all-time favorite LoVe chapter fics & one-shots?

Hi there! Thanks for the ask! A long whiles ago we received a similar ask and in response Kait and Suzanne put their Veronica Mars fic starter kit together. We’ve been meaning to update it for some time and this was a fantastic kick in the butt.

LOOK AT THEM!! THEY’RE SO PRETTY.

All of the fics below have already been recommended by us but they’re definitely our Logan x Veronica, “YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS HERE” kit. 

We’ve each picked one fic in a wide variety of timeline categories giving you thirteen different fics. Our individual all-time lists would be LONG, but this is a pretty good one for us merging our minds, we think. It will also likely be updated once Mr. Kiss and Tell is officially released as other fics are written which take into account both TDTL and MKAT canon details. 

PRE-SERIES FICS:

A Trace of Meaning 
Author: ghostcat3000
Rating: T
Genre: Friendship/Humor
Setting: Pre-series
Spoilers: None
Chapters: 1
Word Count: 6, 833
Status: Complete
Summary: 13 year-old Logan Echolls and 14 year-old Veronica Mars wait at the Kane Estate for their held-up sleepover hosts to show up. Pre-series canon speculation.
Notes: Veronica is one part sweetness and two parts sass. And Logan is one part “I wanna snuggle you” and two parts “I want to smack you.” If thinking this fic is canon is wrong, then we don’t want to be right.

HIs Friend, Too
Author: arbailey
Rating: T
Genre: Angst/Romance (well mostly romance, tbh)
Setting: Pre-series AU
Spoilers: 1.22, “Leave It to Beaver”
Chapters: 12
Word Count: 42, 162
Status: Complete
Summary: When Veronica catches her best friend with an ageing action star, everything falls apart.
Notes: A “what-if” that changes the course of the series. Well-written. It’s nice to see how Veronica and Logan’s friendship develops past Lilly’s transgressions.

MID-SEASON or POST-SEASON AU:

Sins of the Father
Author: Emiko74
Rating: M
Genre: Romance/Mystery
Setting: AU Season 3
Spoilers: 3.07, “Of Vice and Men”
Chapters: 13
Word Count: 44, 731
Status: Complete
Summary: As their freshman year at Hearst draws to a close, Logan and Veronica’s relationship begins to unravel. But a new mystery could bring them together again.
Notes: One of our all-time faves. Goes AU after 3.07 – so the rapist is revealed but it deviates from canon in terms of the identity. SO damn good. Better mystery than those we got in season three, in our opinion. Funny, and poignant, and super sexy too.

Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own
Author: mysilverylining
Rating: T
Genre: Romance/Adventure
Setting: Season 1 AU
Spoilers: 1.03, “Meet John Smith”
Chapters: 26
Word Count: 249, 611 (so far)
Status: In progress
Summary: Silly Duncan stopped taking his meds. Now, one dead Fitzpatrick later, Logan and Veronica need to get him out of town. Too bad they hate each other.
Notes: Some parts are funny, some parts are angsty, and all will keep you on the edge of your seat. It has UST up the wazoo and you’ll keep reading until your eyes cross. Also has one of the hottest fakeout makeouts in the history of the trope.

FUTURE FIC AUs — WRITTEN BEFORE NEW MOVIE CANON:

Follow the MacGuffin
Author: happilyshanghaied
Rating: T, with some chapters rated M
Genre: Romance/Adventure
Setting: Future
Spoilers: All three seasons
Chapters: 40
Word Count: 204, 743
Status: Complete
Summary: After a botched FBI case sends Veronica scrambling back to Neptune, she decides to lick her wounds while working at Mars Investigations. What starts out as a simple cheating spouse case for one of the city’s most notorious residents, quickly goes awry and triggers a series of events that unravel a twisted plot leading her to the last person she’d expect to find.
Notes: Harkening back to ye olde days of seasons one and two, this fic is noir. You’ll be in awe at her wondrous exposition, and you’ll want to shake every character until all their secrets pop out. And there are a lot of secrets. BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE. If you indeed manage to finish all 200, 000 and change words of this fic, there’s a sequel! Yes, that’s right, folks; this fic will leave you wanting more and you won’t be kept waiting – Red Herrings is in progress, and is currently 23 chapters and 235, 758 words so far.

Full Circle (on LJ. Link goes to epilogue; links to each chapter there.)
Author: gertinator
Rating: PG-13 to R, with some chapters rated NC-17
Genre: Romance/Mystery
Setting: Future AU
Spoilers2.22, “Not Pictured”
Chapters: 22, with an epilogue
Word Count: 134, 297 including epilogue
Status: Complete
Summary: Veronica and Logan find their way back to each other and solve a mystery, too.
Notes: Another perfect future fic. It’ll make you laugh, cry, and fall in love even more with the characters (especially one Logan Echolls). You just… you need to read this fic. Uses the addiction metaphor like the movie, but from Logan’s POV and makes it a little more clear.

MOVIE-VERSE FICS: 

“I Fell in Love Again” Series
Author: 
bryrosea
Pairing: Logan/Veronica, Ensemble
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama/Mystery/Romance
Setting: 
Movie
Spoilers: The Veronica Mars Movie
Chapters: 7
Word Count:
 24, 389
Status: Complete
Summary: A series of one shots set in and around the Veronica Mars movie, all from Logan’s POV. These can be read independently. All of the titles are taken from song lyrics from the movie soundtrack.
Notes: What a fantastic movie-verse fic. Like the summary says, this is a series of one-shots that focus on Logan’s POV. And it’s done BRILLIANTLY. If you ever wanted to fall in love with LoVe again (see what I did there?), or if the movie’s focus on Veronica’s POV left you yearning for Logan’s take on things, this is the series for you! 

The Long Way Home
Author: absolutelyiris
Pairing: Logan/Veronica, Keith, Wallace
Rating: E
Genre: Romance/Drama
Setting: Movie through Post-TDTL
Spoilers: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line
Chapters: 3
Word Count: 18, 439
Status: Complete
Summary: “We should take the long way home.” Veronica’s POV. Snapshots that begin in the cab ride which we see in the movie through Logan’s return from deployment. 
Notes: This. Fic. THIS FIC!!!! Holy mackerel. This fic. Is that not a clear enough statement of our love for this fic? We feel like it is. First off, we’re not joking: this is close to perfection. The only reason we’re not giving it the full “perfect stamp” is because absolutelyiris is still writing and we have no doubt some of her future stories will knock us on our ass with feels. But…it’s poignant, and honest, and SEXY, and just damn good. Read it once. Take a break. Read it again, because DAMN.

MOVIE-VERSE AU FICS: 

Learning to Count on You” Series
Author: CaitlynMacKenzie (aka susanmichelin)
Pairing: Logan/Veronica
Rating: PG-13 through R
Genre: Romance/Mystery
Setting: 
Post-Movie AU
Spoilers: The Veronica Mars Movie
Chapters: 73 thus far
Word Count:
 255, 552
Status: In progress
Summary: The story picks up after the Veronica Mars movie. Logan is still on deployment and Veronica is working at Mars Investigations on a routine cheating spouse case, when Wallace walks into her office with terrible news. Now Veronica is drawn into a case that is very personal for her and the stakes to solve this one are extremely high. It continues with “A Closed Set” (complete) and “Espionage” (in progress) but there are other mid-story or prequel elements sprinkled throughout. 
Notes: Rich character interaction, exciting mysteries, and a pretty cute addition to the Echolls family, this series is 255,000+ words of a pretty compelling argument that a happy ending is not outside the realm of possibility for Logan x Veronica. Above all, this fic is SMART and is clearly written by an author who loves every individual character for what they bring to the Veronica Mars table. 

Waypoints” Series
Author: 
machaswicket
Pairing: Logan/Veronica, Wallace, Dick
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Friendship/Drama/Romance
Setting: 
Future AU
Spoilers: 3.20, “The Bitch is Back”
Chapters: 4
Word Count:
 27, 673
Status: In progress
Summary: Based on a spoiler that was leaked prior to the movie, Wallace runs into Logan while they’re both on the job. They talk, Logan gives Wallace his number to pass on to Veronica.
Notes: What do we want? Part five of “Waypoints”!!! When do we want it? NOW!!! A series of fics (right now a quartet, but we are hoping and praying for a fifth fic) that has Logan in his movie profession, Veronica in her pre-Neptune movie profession, and the two of them being so freaking adorable and wonderful and grand that we just want to punch their faces.

BONUS FICS (aka, we were too stubborn to take them off our list):

Change Is All I Got
Author: wowsugarpuss
Characters: Veronica/Logan
Rating: M
Genre: Romance/Angst
Setting: Season 3, AU
Spoilers: 2.22, “Not Pictured”
Chapters: 1
Word Count: 12, 941
Status: Complete
Summary: Logan comes home for the holidays to spend Christmas with Veronica and her family.
Notes: Veronica and Logan are in a long distance relationship, which makes the time they’re able to spend during Christmas seem incredibly crucial. The emotions and FEELINGS are just RIGHT THERE. Each person fighting to be normal, and it’s just sigh inducing to see Veronica completely in character be open about needing Logan. Also, SEXY. Sexy like, WOAH. And heartbreaking because IT’S CHRISTMAS and both Veronica and Logan want some things to be different than they are. Appearances by Wallace, Keith, and Alicia. 

Like A Rolling Stone
Author: 
annieoakley1
Rating: M
Genre: Romance/Drama
Setting: AU pre-series to future
Spoilers: 3.20, “The Bitch is Back”
Chapters: 2
Word Count: 16, 428
Status: Complete
Summary: Logan is a time traveller.
Notes: Not a crack!fic. Actually just an amazing fic tbh. Based on The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, though familiarity of the book isn’t necessary. Logan involuntary travels back and forth through time, visiting Veronica throughout her life. This fic manages to be sweet and angsty at the same time. It’s just perfection, honestly.

A Strange New Story Every Time
Author: 
gyzym
Rating: PG-13, with one NC-17 scene
Genre: Romance
Setting: Future
Spoilers: All three seasons
Chapters: 1
Word Count: 19, 295
Status: Complete
Summary: Ten years clean of Neptune living, Logan’s past finds him at an all night grocery store.
Notes: This is absolutely essential reading for the fandom. Probably one of the most popular and most recommended fics EVER, and for good reason. The characterization of Logan is perfect: he’s grown up and responsible but still witty and charming. (To quote Ryan Hansen, Veronica’s great, too.) Seriously, read this fic if you haven’t already. If you already have, read it again. It’s just that good. (We’ve probably read it twenty times between the two of us. You think we’re joking?)

anonymous asked:

I fell in love with VM bc of the movie and now need fanfic!!! But there's so much, even on the master list. Do you have a "start with these ficus 1st" list?

First off, WELCOME TO THE FANDOM!!! We are so happy to have you, and this is a safe place.

Don’t let our rampant discussion over the hotness of Veronica Mars and Logan Echolls and Weevil Navarro scare you off.

And we understand your predicament, because not only is there a TON of fic, but there’s a ton of GOOD, GOOD, GOOD fic. This is what we’re going to do. We’re giving you two fics each in the following categoris: pre-series, mid-season or post-season AU, future, and, BONUS FICS!!

These fics tend to feature Veronica and Logan, although not always romantically. They also tend to have strong noir elements, even if they have happy endings.

If you’re thinking, “Hmm, actually Veronica and Logan aren’t my jam. Could I get some Weevil please? Or, “Tell me more about this Lilly Kane person!” just send us another ask!

[Side note: Suzanne had this ask 100% answered, then closed out tumblr accidentally. And Seattle registered a 6.0 earthquake that day as her rage shook the earth.]

PRE-SERIES:

A Trace of Meaning
Author: ghostcat3000
Rating: T
Genre: Friendship/Humor
Setting: Pre-series
Spoilers: None
Chapters: 1
Word Count: 6, 833
Status: Complete
Summary: 13 year-old Logan Echolls and 14 year-old Veronica Mars wait at the Kane Estate for their held-up sleepover hosts to show up. Pre-series canon speculation.
Notes: Veronica is one part sweetness and two parts sass. And Logan is one part “I wanna snuggle you” and two parts “I want to smack you.” If thinking this fic is canon is wrong, then we don’t want to be right.

HIs Friend, Too
Author: arbailey
Rating: T
Genre: Angst/Romance (well mostly romance, tbh)
Setting: Pre-series AU
Spoilers: 1.22, “Leave It to Beaver”
Chapters: 12
Word Count: 42, 162
Status: Complete
Summary: When Veronica catches her best friend with an ageing action star, everything falls apart.
Notes: A “what-if” that changes the course of the series. Well-written. It’s nice to see how Veronica and Logan’s friendship develops past Lilly’s transgressions.

MID-SEASON or POST-SEASON AU:

Sins of the Father
Author: Emiko74
Rating: M
Genre: Romance/Mystery
Setting: AU Season 3
Spoilers: 3.07, “Of Vice and Men”
Chapters: 13
Word Count: 44, 731
Status: Complete
Summary: As their freshman year at Hearst draws to a close, Logan and Veronica’s relationship begins to unravel. But a new mystery could bring them together again.
Notes: One of our all-time faves. Goes AU after 3.07 – so the rapist is revealed but it deviates from canon in terms of the identity. SO damn good. Better mystery than those we got in season three, in our opinion. Funny, and poignant, and super sexy too.

Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own
Author: mysilverylining
Rating: T
Genre: Romance/Adventure
Setting: Season 1 AU
Spoilers: 1.03, “Meet John Smith”
Chapters: 25
Word Count: 256, 782 (so far)
Status: In progress
Summary: Silly Duncan stopped taking his meds. Now, one dead Fitzpatrick later, Logan and Veronica need to get him out of town. Too bad they hate each other.
Notes: Some parts are funny, some parts are angsty, and all will keep you on the edge of your seat. It has UST up the wazoo and you’ll keep reading until your eyes cross. Also has one of the hottest fakeout makeouts in the history of the trope.

FUTURE FIC:

Follow the MacGuffin
Author: happilyshanghaied
Rating: T, with some chapters rated M
Genre: Romance/Adventure
Setting: Future
Spoilers: All three seasons
Chapters: 40
Word Count: 204, 743
Status: Complete
Summary: After a botched FBI case sends Veronica scrambling back to Neptune, she decides to lick her wounds while working at Mars Investigations. What starts out as a simple cheating spouse case for one of the city’s most notorious residents, quickly goes awry and triggers a series of events that unravel a twisted plot leading her to the last person she’d expect to find.
Notes: Harkening back to ye olde days of seasons one and two, this fic is noir. You’ll be in awe at her wondrous exposition, and you’ll want to shake every character until all their secrets pop out. And there are a lot of secrets. BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE. If you indeed manage to finish all 200, 000 and change words of this fic, there’s a sequel! Yes, that’s right, folks; this fic will leave you wanting more and you won’t be kept waiting – Red Herrings is in progress, and is currently 21 chapters and 210, 672 words so far.

Full Circle (on LJ. Link goes to epilogue; links to each chapter there.)
Author: gertinator
Rating: PG-13 to R, with some chapters rated NC-17
Genre: Romance/Mystery
Setting: Future AU
Spoilers2.22, “Not Pictured”
Chapters: 22, with an epilogue
Word Count: 134, 297 including epilogue
Status: Complete
Summary: Veronica and Logan find their way back to each other and solve a mystery, too.
Notes: Another perfect future fic. It’ll make you laugh, cry, and fall in love even more with the characters (especially one Logan Echolls). You just… you need to read this fic. Uses the addiction metaphor like the movie, but from Logan’s POV and makes it a little more clear.

BONUS FICS (aka, we were too stubborn to take them off our list):

Like A Rolling Stone
Author: 
annieoakley1
Rating: M
Genre: Romance/Drama
Setting: AU pre-series to future
Spoilers: 3.20, “The Bitch is Back”
Chapters: 2
Word Count: 16, 428
Status: Complete
Summary: Logan is a time traveller.
Notes: Not a crack!fic. Actually just an amazing fic tbh. Based on The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, though familiarity of the book isn’t necessary. Logan involuntary travels back and forth through time, visiting Veronica throughout her life. This fic manages to be sweet and angsty at the same time. It’s just perfection, honestly.

A Strange New Story Every Time
Author: 
gyzym
Rating: PG-13, with one NC-17 scene
Genre: Romance
Setting: Future
Spoilers: All three seasons
Chapters: 1
Word Count: 19, 295
Status: Complete
Summary: Ten years clean of Neptune living, Logan’s past finds him at an all night grocery store.
Notes: This is absolutely essential reading for the fandom. Probably one of the most popular and most recommended fics EVER, and for good reason. The characterization of Logan is perfect: he’s grown up and responsible but still witty and charming. (To quote Ryan Hansen, Veronica’s great, too.) Seriously, read this fic if you haven’t already. If you already have, read it again. It’s just that good. (We’ve probably read it twenty times between the two of us. You think we’re joking?)