This pic used with permission from Trinity's Slash Asylum.
Rebel Without a Cause
at the End of the World by Jane St. Clair
Man, it has been forever
since I saw Rebel Without a Cause. I can barely remember the damn thing.
Still, like that would stop me from reading a fic based on it. This is
really just a hot little PWP. There isn't much to say about it. It's short,
it's hot, and it's by Jane. What more do you want really. I mean Jane,
steamy sex, Sal Mineo and James Dean. Just go read it for goodness sakes.
Had me melting right out of my chair. I am such a fandom whore. I'll give
anything a try once. That's why this miscellaneous page is so filled with
fics. Fandom slut, I'm embracing it. I think.
Kevin Smith's View Askewniverse
Fandom:View Askew overall I think
Pairing: Jay/Silent Bob
Ok, so a while back
Comedy Central was showing Dogma. Now I'm a Gen Xer (how I loath that label)
so I've seen Kevin Smith's movies before. Duh! Hadn't seen Dogma though.
Decided what the hell, nothing else on. It has Alan Rickman in it. What
have I got lose. I'd seen Jay/Silent Bob slash floating around for a while.
This movie was the first time that I truly understood the appeal of it.
Jay is so gay. "Hi, I'm Jay and this is my hetero life mate Silent Bob."
Notice Jay doesn't exactly state that he's het in that sentence. I know
I'm reaching, but damn that scene where he tells the apostle to tell him
something that no one else knows about him. The answer to that, my eyes
got as big as Bob's did. What is a slashy girl to do after that, except
go seek out J/SB slash. So I went forth and sought it out. Found I liked
Deadgrrl's fics. So I threw up some recs for some J/SB fics.
Welcome by Brenda Antrim
This story is about
forgiveness and second chances. Sort of spoilers for the ending of the
movie. It goes AU from there, though. Picks up where it left off and supposes
what if the guys got a second chance. A chance to be human, to finally
get to be together. It's sweet and romantic with a smidge of hot sex just
for flavor. It's not much more than a PWP, but it has that romantic quality
to it that just made me love it. I've mentioned I'm a big sap before. Give
me something with a little (believable) romance and a happy ending and
I am all over that. It's a short little fic, but one definitely worth checking
Pairing: Jay/Silent Bob
I think she captured
Jay's voice pretty good in this one. That boy will just not shut up. I
think he's probably the one person on the planet who swears more than me.
That's a feat let me tell you. Amazingly enough in this one Jay manages
to say something that accomplishes what seemed impossible. He shocks his
ownself into silence. Well, not forever. Just a moment or so. It's the
longest moment of the guys lives and pretty much changes everything. For
the better, like you couldn't guess. It's basically just a PWP (Plot What
Plot). The title pretty much tells it all. It's a hot and sweet little
first time story. I do love first time stories. My curious mind always
wants to know how the guys end up together. This one is basically similar
to the other one I rec'd by Deadgrrl, except they manage to have sex 'on
screen' here. This is just some nice, hot Jay/Silent Bob goodness. I loved
it enough to read it again and again. I'm a big sap, what can I say.
Fear to Tread by Brenda Antrim
Fandom: Chasing Amy
I have been wanting
to read some good Holden/Banky slash ever since I started reading fanfic
and branching out into any old damn fandom that came along. I'm easy when
it comes to fic, if I find the guys attractive and know even a little about
the show I'm there. I have seen Chasing Amy several times, it's the only
thing I really like Ben Afleck in, and hell I knew Banky was lusting for
Holden before anyone else pointed it out. I would have slapped the bastard
too if I was Alyssa, though, for making that stupid suggestion. I've been
wondering why there wasn't much Holden/Banky slash out there though. They
left it wide open for slash with stating they wanted one another. Maybe
that is why, to easy. When there is slash in a show, few fics are written
on it. We like a challenge usually, to easy if they show us what we desire.
Only exception is probably Oz, to ripe with angst on that show for happily
ever after, gotta work on that in the fics. Plus, the fact that Banky was
a complete and total fucking bastard and not ashamed about it. Not exactly
a likable character, in some respects. I wanted him with Holden though,
probably the only one who could stand Banky for long. To the rec, though,
this story is like Banky's thoughts throughout the movie, what he was thinking,
some of which he said, he had trouble keeping shit to himself. I can totally
see this as his internal dialogue, she really got into his head, was even
right that a good chunk of shit he thought, he said. It follows through
the movie and past where the ending left off. Gives us some resolution
about Holden & Banky that I liked. She could have been more graphic
though, but I liked what we got well enough. Who am I to gripe. Any one
else want to see if they can't work up some Chasing Amy Holden/Banky slash.
I'd love to read it, consider that a challenge, for more good Chasing Amy
slash. Any think you can do it?
Lord of the Rings
Elrond/Legolas Chronicles by Helmboy/Arctapus
My those pretty, pretty
elves. I must say the elves are my favorite in that movie. You know I've
heard some describe the LotR movie as boring. I am truly baffled by that.
I have no idea how they could think that. To each their own, whatever.
I liked the movie. This story isn't really an AU. It takes places before
LotR and just supposes 'what if' Elrond and Legolas got together before
that time. This story is about two people finding love with one another
when they least expect it. Then having to deal with the realities of being
in love. Family prejudices, not so much because of the fact that they are
both men, more like their two families don't get along to well. They have
to fight their families every step of the way to make them see that they
really do care for one another. To be allowed to be together. It's an uphill
battle, but they think their love is worth it. I really like this series.
Love, romance, angst, and some sweet not really graphic sex. It's one of
the first fics I found when I started looking for LotR slash and it fast
became one of my favorites. Like I would be rec'ing it if I didn't love
in Dust, Carved in Bone by Kitty Fisher
Pairing: Richard Sharpe/James Carlyle
Notes: Story is in 3 parts, look at the bottom of each page to go to the next section. Some hurt/comfort going on in here in places.
This is just an amazing
fic. I don't even know much about this fandom and I just got lost in it.
Wanted to read it over and over again. It is just so good. There was one
point I thought she'd lost me in the fic. I just couldn't see any way for
the characters to get out of the situation without destroying one another.
Not if one of them had an ounce of self-esteem to his name. There was only
one way I could see it resolving and that would have really made for a
downer ending. Kitty managed to pull them through it, however. In the only
way I would have bought and still respected the characters, without going
for the downer ending. It has the hurt/comfort thing going on in several
places, but nothing I couldn't stand and I don't have an incredibly high
threshold for that sometimes. It also has a romantic quality to it. Hell,
the guys in the story are as suprised by that as anyone else. It's a fabulous
fic that has became a fast favorite of mine. Even if you've never seen
the show before you can just fall in love with this fic. With these guys
in this time period. Read, enjoy.
Pairing: Ezekiel Stone/ The Devil
In an attempt to help
Zeke when he is in trouble. The devil reveals his true form and uses his
powers on Earth to stop some demons from killing Zeke. This is apparently
a big no no and the Devil has to suffer the consequences for it. His punishment
is banishment to Earth in human form. So Zeke finds himself having to deal
with a cranky, now human Lucifer to take care of. As well as, a new boss
who is a lot less lenient and even less helpful than Lucifer was. Which
is pretty hard to do, but this new head honcho is trying his best to accomplish
that. As reluctant as he is to have the Devil tagging along with him, Zeke
makes a promise to one of Lucifer's angel brethern to keep him safe. He
finds that what memories the Devil has left from his former life about
the 113 escapees just might help him get his job done a little faster.
In this one Zeke is confused by the question of why the devil helped him.
Why he was willing to risk so much. The answer that gets pointed out to
him is one that is really just to hard for him to comprehend, it just doesn't
compute. The longer he has a chance to hang around him, the more he starts
to wonder if it just might not be true. If you want to find out what that
answer is, you'll just have to read the fics. I'm not going to tell you.
and Lancing by elfin
Pairing: Ezekiel Stone/The Devil
Ah, nothing screams
more that I'm getting into the Halloween spirit like rec'ing a story with
The Devil slashed in it. Yet again I am proving that I will read
anything once. It's all Allaire's fault over at the
Campsite Recs. I was just minding my own business, browsing through
her pages. (By the way, she's a new M/K convert in X-files slash. We've
sucked another one in. Wawhahaha!) I kept seeing the Brimstone recs on
her page, but before this I'd never gotten a chance to catch the show.
(It was on several years ago, for a very short time.) I had a vague idea
of what it was about, but it didn't sound that interesting to me. Then
the Sci-Fi channel kept rerunning the damn thing incessantly and I finally
caught a few episodes. It wasn't half bad so this time when I saw that
link to the Brimstone recs on her pages I decided to check them out. Allaire
mentioned that there are plenty of stories in this fandom that deal with
rape. Which doesn't shock me, since one of the main characters who's slashed
in the fandom is...The Devil. That is part of why I was leery of it at
first, these stories don't involve that though. I think of them more along
the lines of 'Sympathy for the Devil' in a way. (Which is my favorite song
by the Rolling Stones, since I brought it up.) Without completely down
playing that this is The Devil after all. I liked the stories and on elfin's
page there is a description up for a third part to come eventually. I'm
looking forward to reading another installment in this series. I liked
it alot. Just sucked me right in and left me wanting for more. By the way,
did you know Lucifer translates to mean
Star' and Satan means 'Enemy'.
Click on either of the links to see the origins of those words at a Freemason's
site. (It's mentioned in the story.) I still can't believe I'm rec'ing
Devil slash. Whatever. It's really well written.<g> Happy Halloween!
Big Wolf on Campus
Oooh, another author
writing really good BWoC fics. Tee Hee. I've seen this show and I swear
these two boys are just slashy as hell. Cute too. Even if I do feel like
a dirty old woman for saying that. I'm only 28, I'm not old. Dirty is subjective.
In this one Tommy follows his nose to figure out whether or not Merton
returns his feelings. I know that was goofy, but I just couldn't help it.
Tommy goes with his instincts in this one and has to coax Merton in listening
to them too. Merton's main objection to everything is the fact that wolves
mate for life and they are young so who knows if they are ready for that
kind of commitment. If Merton could even be able to live up to that. So
Tommy just has to go about convincing him that it's possible and to give
them a chance. These are a couple of sweet little fics that I really enjoyed.
There is a third one promised in this series, but these two can stand alone
Ordinary Boy by Caroline Crane
Pairing: Tommy Dawkins/Merton Dingle
Notes: AU, Tommy isn't a werewolf in this fic. Also, it's a WIP. It's up to part 31 right now. With more being written all the time. Oh yeah, it's told from Merton's POV.
Notes Part 2: Yes, I know the link is broken, Caroline took the fic down to make some revisions to it. Once she puts it back up, I'll post the new link.
I've just gotten hooked
on this damn fic. I didn't mean even mean too. I'd heard someone mention
this show a while back and wondering if anyone else thought it was slashy.
(I think it may have been Minotaur.) I'd never heard of it and mostly forgot
about it. Then one day I happened upon it. Figured it was the one they
were talking about and damn if it didn't seem slashy to me. I think in
the first episode I caught that a girl in the ep told Merton and Tommy
that they were just so "cute" together. Heh! Whenever a character on a
show acknowledges it, it goes from being subtext straight to text. Then
I was over at Caroline's site
checking out some of her DMoC fics and stumbled across
some of her fics in the BWoC
fandom. So you just know I had to check them out. Well, from there
she has just gotten me hooked on the show. I've started watching it and
even recording it. This AU is my favorite fic of hers in this fandom. It's
premise is 'what if' Tommy had never become a werewolf, but he and Merton
met anyway. It's still ongoing, but Caroline is posting new parts to it
practically everyday. So it's moving along at a pretty steady pace, there's
really no waiting for when new parts will appear. She's a pretty fast writer.
If you're interested in this fandom and don't mind it being a WIP,
then it's definitely one you should give a read. I can't wait to see where
she goes with it. I'm eagerly anticipating it.
Beer, and Britney Spears by C.L. Finn
I wanted to rec this
fic from the first moment that I read it. It took forever for it be posted
to the Walk of Shame
archive, however. So I had to wait. The moment it did I made sure to
bookmark it so I wouldn't forget to rec it. This isn't much more than PWP.
In it Adam has decided he's gay and is embracing that life style pretty
well. He's also playing around a little with the Adina thing at Halloween
for old times sake. Which is freaking Dave out to no end, mainly because
he's finding it pretty hot. That about sums up the plot, minus the sex.
It's just a hot little piece that nearly made me spontaneously combust.
Had me wiggling in my chair. Michael Rosenbaum is one hot little thing.
Those swishy hips of his just mesmorize me...Sorry got lost in thought
there for moment. This fic definitely reflects the hotness that is MR.
Go read it, you won't be sorry.
Deny by Livia
Pairing: Adam (Adina)/Jimmy implied, but none really
Notes: Spoilers for movie involving an incident of non-consensual sex
Rosenbaum in drag. As much as the premise of the movie annoyed me,
you just know I had to go see him in this. I didn't hate the movie as much
as I thought, but there was one thing that bugged me about the whole thing.
It involves an incident of date rape that happened to Michael's character
Adina. I know that's giving away some of the plot, but it's really just
a side plot. Which is more than evident from the way that the movie decided
to deal with it. They just sort of brushed it off and basically didn't
deal with it at all. Which bugged the hell out of me. I mean they bring
this up as one of the painfully realistic experiences that a young woman
might have to face in a college enviroment. Then decide to do nothing with
it. Just leave it hanging in the air. Quite a few people I talked to on
message boards and such had a problem with how they "didn't" deal with
it. Well, Livia stepped up to the plate and decided to do something about
it. This fic takes place post movie and is about Adam really dealing with
what happened to him. It's a nice resolution that I think was needed. I
think Livia's version of how he deals with it is just great. It was a fic
I needed for resolution. I only wish the movie had given us a better one.
Crane's SK Fics
I don't know that
I've ever seen a fic written in this fandom before. Caroline seems to pick
small fandoms to write in and make them her own. It's been a while since
I've seen this movie, but I've got to say that I think she nailed Joy Mohr's
voice in these. All the fics are told from his character Brett's POV and
I can so hear him in these. The fics that are on this page at the time
I'm writing this rec are all part of a series. They take place after the
movie, sort of with everyone picking up the pieces in the aftermath. In
the fics part of picking up the pieces for Brett and Avery is seeing if
they can make something permenant out of their on again/off again relationship
(which has been going on since high school). That relationship, how the
guys settle into it, and how their family and friends deal with it are
the main focus of the fics. The guys face admitting their feelings for
one another, coming out to their friends, and coming out to the 'rents.
They get varied reactions on all fronts. I'm really enjoying this series,
I hope there's more to come, because I honestly can't wait for the next
part. Too yummy.
The Real Ghostbusters
Years by Imajiru
It's pretty weird
to be rec'ing a fic that's based on a kids cartoon show. I feel dirty somehow.
Still, the fic is just so damn good how could I not rec it. The story is
about denial and the hurts it can cause. How not talking can really confuse
things, cause you to miss out on a lot of opportunities. Resolving something
that you've pushed to the side and let fester. An old wound that just never
healed, one that you have to deal with before it gets any worse. Things
coming to a head that should have long ago. Two men who've been struggling
to admit something to themselves for a long time. When they finally do,
then they have to face things long thought buried. It's really a wonderful
story told in Imajiru's wonderful style. I love her Departure Fics in the
X-files fandom. They are still some of my favorites. This one is a terrific
read to. One to really just sink into for a while.
Dead Man on Campus
Crane's DMoC Fics
There aren't very
many writers in this fandom. Which is a shame, because it's a damn slashy
movie. Hell, most of the characters in the film go around thinking that
Josh and Cooper are a couple throughout the thing. Even if there were a
lot of writer's in the fandom Caroline would still stand out as one of
the best. She has a very clear Josh and Cooper voice in her fics, which
is part of what makes them so damn good. You can just hear the characters
from the movie speaking to you in these fics. I don't do it very often,
but I've given just all of her fics in this fandom a rec. I've read all
of them and honestly couldn't choose which ones are my favorites. I do
have a particular love for her Senior Year Series. It's a set of AU's that
fall under the premise of 'what if' the boys had met while still in high
school. All of her fics are fabulous though. Just grab yourself something
to drink and sink into her stories. If you found the movie slashy at all,
you'll want to hang out a while until you devour them all. They are definitely
very worth checking out.
Jurassic Park 3
Time Under by Cori Lannam
Pairing: Alan Grant/Billy Brennan (duh!)
This fic is sort of
Billy's thoughts during the missing scenes between him being attacked by
the Pteradons and when we see him next. His thoughts on his actions, Alan's
anger, and just everything. It's a nice little fic. Captures that sense
of hurting, slipping in and out of consciousness, and his mind just roaming
over events. You get that Billy is probably in shock, scared out of his
head, and trying to think of anything, but the physical pain. Dwelling
on the emotional hurts, because he can't think of anything, but pain at
the moment. It's a great fic. One of those that just makes you go "Wow!"
One of the first ones that I really loved in this fandom. It's still one
of my favorites.
Pairing: Alan Grant/Billy Brennan
Heh! Biblio branchs
out into a new fandom and you just know I had to rec her fic. This is actually
supposed to be the first fic in a series, but it's the only one to show
up so far. I can wait, I swear I can. <taps foot impatiently> Actually,
I think I may have to poke Biblio and remind her that Alan and Billy are
out there, still waiting to come. They have got to be incredibly frustrated
by now. I bet those two muses of her are sitting around tapping their feet
wondering if she's ever going to finish this puppy. Maybe if a bunch of
you go read her fic and then tell her how much you loved it she'll write
that much waited for sequel. So go, read the fic, help me out here with
the poking and such. Give Biblio a nudge and remind her how lovely Alan
and Billy are. That she should really finish getting these boys together.
What are you waiting for? Go! Shoo!
The Lost Boys
by Jane St. Clair
Warning: Incest, underage
Ah, Jane has corupted
me yet again. Well, ok Te did it first in this fandom, but Jane's story
made me want to rec LB slash. I remember when this movie came out I was
in the 8th grade. My best friend (back then) and I watched this movie I
don't know how many times. They held it over at the local $1 theater for
weeks and we went to see it every weekend. We loved the hot guys in the
movie. Though I never wanted one of the Coreys. She had a thing for Feldman,
but I never really got it. I thought Jason Patrick was cute. I didn't even
know what slash was back then, but looking back I can see the slashiness
in the movie now. I always thought it was weird that Sammy's character
had this big picture of Rob Lowe on his wall, looking all cool and sexy.
It really was one of the gayest movies ever made looking back. This fic
by Jane has a certain playful quality to it that I really like. Less angst
than most LB stories, though I'd think that might come later. It's a hot
fun little romp. Nothing serious here. Just a hot little PWP.
Tour of Duty
Pairing: Lt. Myron Goldman/Sgt. Zeke Anderson
This first story takes
place in Viet Nam. The second one follows the guys back home. Trying to
start over, build a life together some how. Trying to figure out how to
make things work back in the "real world". They've made the commitment
to one another, now they have to figure out how to live together. It's
a great story that shows how their relationship is progressing. I think
there is supposed to be another story that follows this one, but Biblio
hasn't written it yet. I'm still hoping she finishes it. I'd really love
to see where she was going to take it next. I like the idea of seeing the
guys once they get home. Trying to deal with home life and everything that
they've been through. Not to mention the hot sex thrown in for fun.<g>
this is by Biblio
Pairing: Lt. Myron Goldman/Sgt. Zeke Anderson
Note: Story is in several parts so look for the links at the bottom of the pages to catch the next section. I remind people of this, because I've missed a link at the bottom of a page sometimes like a dolt and went back to discover it later. Thought I'd save others the trouble.
Ok, if my dad (who
is a Vietnam Vet) ever caught me reading TOD slash. I think I would shit
twice and die. I find small comfort in the fact that he wouldn't know what
slash was if he saw it. Also, trying to explain it to him would kill me,
so I'd be off the hook. I'd just drop dead right on the spot. So no worries
really. I blame Biblio for this. I really do. At her old site she had a
page of her TOD slash and since I loved her other stuff I just had to go
read her TOD slash. I couldn't help it. She's just to good of a writer.
So I got hooked on it. I've read fics by others, but Biblio is still my
favorite writer in this fandom. This story is a new one. I just found it
at the new TOD slash site Notes
from the Underground. I probably found the listing for it over at the
When I found Biblio's fic there I just had to check it out to see if there
was anything new. There was. Which just made me giddy. Parts of this story
are just a long slow tease and some parts are fiery hot with fulfilled
ecstasy. Like all of her other fic. If you've never read anything by Biblio
before and are interested in Stargate slash, I have several of her stories
rec'd over on my Stargate page. She is
such a good writer. We should all encourage her to write more. I had just
about given up on finding any really terrific Stargate slash until she
came along. She totally revived the fandom and set a standard other should
live up to. All fandoms need that one author who really stands out and
makes everyone else strive to be as good. She does fabulous TOD fic too.
I love Myron and Zeke in these stories. I've even tried watching some of
the shows because of her fics. The only Vietnam centered series I've even
been able to get into though was China Beach. The chick perspective. I
loved that show. Catch it in reruns every now and then. Always made me
cry. I liked in this story how she subtly hinted at Myron having more of
precedent for liking men than just his interest in Zeke. She hinted at
Zeke having experience in that area, so no suddenly gay shit in this story.
You know how I so hate that. Anyway, it's a great fic that I got pretty
lost in. Biblio's such a great writer I'm sure you will too.
Quartz Key by Lianne Burwell
Note: This is a fantasy story. Just thought I'd let you know that in case it isn't your thing. It's based upon some Key Game. A challenge type of thing where you are given a description of a fantasy character and you have to writer a story with them in it or draw a picture of the character as described. Sounded pretty cool.
I Found An Original
Slash Series I Liked! Who the fuck knew? Someone either on the recs
board or in an e-mail to me recommended this to me. It took me a while,
but I finally got around to reading it and got thoroughly hooked on it.
Like I mentioned above this is based in fantasy/Yaoi. Lianne's created
a wonderful little world here around some pretty interesting characters.
In this series a prince buys his son a male "companion" to insure that
his son will sire no illegitimate children before the bride he's arranged
for him comes of age. It's up to 19 parts so far and Lianne is taking things
slowly. Letting the characters get to know one another. Nemir (the prince)
has some reluctance to this arrangement in the beginning. He doesn't like
the idea of having a sex slave/watchman who is supposed to make sure he
stays chaste enough not to be fathering any bastards all over the country
side. Judas is a strange character indeed, he is an albino who can't go
out into the sun without suffering from severe sunburn. That in of itself
makes him interesting. He has been an outcast all his life and that he
is a slave bothers him less than it does Nemir. He accepts this as his
life and understands his caste in life. He and Nemir only have to be together
for a few years and he can have his freedom. So it seems a fair bargain.
He isn't to be just a sex toy, more a friend, lover, bodyguard, and partner
in life. I like that the guys aren't sluts. So often in original slash
the characters have never heard of the concept of monogamy. Even if they
begin that way, they jump at the first chance to fuck another. That annoys
me to no end. The men in them usually have the maturity and the sexual
inhibitions of a dog in heat. This one is taking it's time though. Allowing
the characters to get to know one another, realize that the situation can
be a willing one. Giving them time to really begin to like each other and
maybe fall in love. I'm enjoying it so far. It's quite an engrossing tale
I must say. Hell, I'm just glad to see an original fic that is really good.
We'll see how it progresses along the way.
Quicken Tree by Agt Ant
Pairing: Eric Whelan/Morgan Cleary
This story takes place
within the world of horse racing. I'm not just talking about the kind you
would find at a betting track either, though that is a part of it. I'm
also talking about more the kind of Equestrian events you'd find at the
Olympics, such as Dressage. If like me you aren't sure exactly what Dressage
is, I found a site called A
Passion for Dressage that has some pretty good descriptions of what
all it entails. This story is set in the 1960's and is about the slow progression
these two men make to becoming lovers. It's up to part 14 now and they
haven't even gotten near coming together yet. It's a slow progression,
which I like. I sent the author some feedback and was told that they were
going for slow. The writer said they thought the characters should get
to know each other first, before they jump into some relationship. Which
is how it works a lot of times in the real world. I liked that about it.
In essence this story is about a man who wants to be more than he is. Who
does have a passion for the sport of dressage, one that is not encouraged
by his family. Eric wants to break out of what and who his father thinks
he should be. He also happens to be gay, another aspect of himself that
he is hiding. The other being that he doesn't just want to spend his life
training horses at racetracks. When he meets Morgan he finds a kindred
soul almost. One who sees his talent and subtly encourages him to go for
what he dreams. I don't think Eric at this point in the story has even
acknowledged anything more than thinking Morgan is attractive. Morgan,
I'm not sure about. This is really told from Eric's POV. It's a wonderful
story that is taking it's sweet time about getting these two men together.
It has a great plot too. I just love watching Eric slowly coming into his
own, fighting to be who he is. To break free and not end up being just
like his father. Eric is out to himself, at least, but not the rest of
the world. Though he and Morgan do discover that both do have secrets they
are keeping about their sexuality. Morgan is more in touch with his and
less afraid of it than Eric. I'm really looking forward to seeing where
this is going. I'm thoroughly enjoying this slow movement into a relationship
between these two men. Right now they are really just working on starting
up a friendship. I've been checking back regularly to see when this one
is update. Can't wait to see where the writer is going to take these two
gents. It should be interesting.
an Anchor and Location,
by Lanning Cook
Pairing: Dan Rydell/Casey McCall
Warning: Aftermath of Rape
Ok, still not watching
Sports Night. I know a good story when I read one though. I also know a
good writer when I read their work, Lanning is a wonderful writer. I've
read some of her Sentinel stuff, rec'd it in fact over on the Sentinel
Page. I liked Being an Anchor when I read it, but hadn't really decided
if I wanted to rec any Sports Night fics yet. So I waited, rec'd a couple
of SN stories, and then along came Location, Location, Location. Location
is really just a PWP, but it is so damn good that at one point it brought
me close to tears from it's sweetness. So I just had to rec both of them.
One of the main things I like about Being an anchor is that nothing is
rushed. Casey, the rape victim in this, doesn't recover from this trauma
immediately. He sees a therapist instead of thinking his partner will be
enough to help him deal with this, which is very realistic. He has some
problems with sexual dysfunction, which is a symptom of Rape Trauma Syndrome,
which male victims go through just like females. Shock of shocks, Dan isn't
a shit in this. He doesn't rush Casey, he encourages Casey to seek out
a therapist, and doesn't pounce on Casey immediately like a predator whose
spotted a lame animal. I hate it when writers use rape to bring characters
together, when in reality that could push people away from one another.
I really like Dan in this, he's a good guy who really wants his partner
to get better and doesn't prey on their weakness. Wants them to get stronger
and knows enough to realize he isn't going to be able to help them do that
alone. The main reason is he's been through it himself and knows what Casey
is going to need. The story deals with a serious subject, but it has a
flavor of such sweet romance to it I just loved it. Hell, I wouldn't mind
the Dan in this story being my boyfriend. He's pretty great. Even through
the tense times when Casey pushes him away the hardest. I don't recommend
many fics dealing with rape, this is one of the ones I think deals with
it the most realistically. I found it quite believable, it's a truly great
Minute Trade and Next
Day Delivery by Shrift and Nestra
Pairing: Dan Rydell/Casey McCall
This is another one
of those cases where I will read anything. Even from tv shows I haven't
watched that much. I've tried to get into watching Sports Night for several
years. I keep hearing good things about it. I just can't seem to get into
the show no matter how many times I give it a shot. It wasn't easy for
me to start reading the fanfic either. I got a little pissed at it, for
reasons that had nothing to do with the show, it's fanfic, or the writers
of said fanfic. A few years ago there was this X-Files series that was
really good, but got totally screwed up by an X-Over with Sports Night.
The writer of the fic tends to be sort of a fannish butterfly I've discovered.
(Fannish Butterfly is a term I recently heard described as a reader or
writer who dabbles in lots of fandoms, but never really sticks with any
one fandom for very long.). I guess I'm a little bit of a butterfly myself,
but I do have some main fandoms I've stuck with for years and have no plans
of leaving. So I'm not completely. Anyway, this writer must have started
getting into SN and was ready to leave the XF fandom. I mean she had been
working on this great build up of this relationship between M/K when all
of a sudden this X-Over happens and Krycek screws Dan or Casey (can't remember
which one) before he ever does Mulder. Excuse me. Sorry but I had read
like 13 or 14 sections of this damn series waiting for M/K to do it. I
didn't want Krycek to screw someone else first. Pissed me off. The writer
pretty much flitted on off to another fandom after that and the series
probably dead. Personally, I think she should have stopped before that
pointless X-Over that showed nothing but her growing obsession of D/C.
I mean Krycek was just basically a Mary Sue anyway in that damn thing.
So it took me a while to get over my mad about that. A while back I finally
started reading SN fics and found some pretty good ones. Sadly, the best
fic I've found is a WIP that I don't think is ever going to be finished.
(The last part of it was written in 1999, so I'm not holding my breath.)
So I haven't rec'd it. This one here is a nice sweet little series. A first
time story where D/C come to terms for their feelings and attraction for
one another, which culminates in them finally acting on it (Duh!<g>).
I really just got sucked into this one and decided I'd gotten way over
my mad at that writer now, so I'd rec an SN fic. I'm weird I know. These
aren't much more than PWP's, but they are of the good variety. Worth checking
out. Plus, they are pretty new. The second story came out just a few days
before I wrote up this rec. See what you think of them. Give them a look
see, you just might like them too.
by Jane St. Clair
Pairing: Dallas Winston/Johnny Cade
I'd like to thank
Jane St. Clair for corrupting my childhood. I mean that as a compliment,
I'm pretty sure. Slashing The Outsiders. I remember when I was a pre-teen
discovering S.E. Hinton's books and just loving them. I poured through
I don't know how many of them. The Outsiders and Tex were always my favorites.
Movies based on S.E. Hinton's books pretty much helped make Matt Dillon's
career. He played Dallas in this in case you don't remember. Ralph Macchio
(Karate Kid) played Johnny in the movie. With characters like Ponyboy,
Sodapop, Cherry, and Darry how could you turn away from a book like this.
I just loved it, still do, even though I haven't read it in forever. I
subscribed to Jane's update list and saw that she'd written this today.
When I saw the fandom I almost turned away, I wasn't sure I wanted Jane
to corrupt me. She's such a good writer that I just can't resist her fics.
So hell, I decided to give into the temptation and be corrupted. I'm pretty
glad I did, this story is really damn hot. If you don't know alot about
the book you'll catch on pretty quick that this discusses abuse. Alot of
the kids in Hinton's books don't come from the greatest family lives. It's
only mentioned and the after affects dealt with. Sadly, looking back I
could really see the slash in the book. I'd say there was a certain amount
of slash factor between Ponyboy and Johnny too. Damn, I'm such a slash
slut. <sigh> There goes another piece of my innocence. I'm going to
thank Jane for it later, maybe.<g>
Problem Series by Athea
Pairing: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson, M/M
Speaking of my childhood.
I didn't read very many Sherlock Holmes books. Ha, thought I was going
to say I did didn't you. I've never been real big on mystery novels, I've
read some though. I tried to get into the Sherlock Holmes books, but just
never could. I think I have Hound of the Baskerville's over in the bookcase,
but if I read it all the way through I can't remember much of the plot.
Still, I know the basic premise of the books and who Holmes and Watson
are. So I'm at least up on the basic info. I found these stories rec'd
over on Allaire's
Rec Page. I decided what the heck, I'd give them a try. I'm so glad
I did. I absolutely love this series of stories. Besides plenty of romance
there is a mystery for Holmes and Watson to solve. Plus, some OMC's that
are just wonderful. I just love the original characters in this. They are
really good, don't act as Mary Sue's either. Holmes and Watson are already
together by the time they come along. The whole thing just pulls you in
and you can't wait to see how this turns out. It's a wonderful read that
really catches that period of time. I fell in love with this one. Just
talking about it right now is making me want to go back and read it all
over again. It's sweet, sexy, hot, angsty, and romantic. What more could
you possibly ask for.
Some Like it Hot
Sweet End of the Lollipop by Scribe
Pairing: Jerry/Joe, Jerry/Osgood
Note: Movie slash. Also, there are several chapters look for the drop down list at the top to access them all. Another option is to look for the links where it says Next Chapter or Previous Chapter to move from one to the other.
I am just loving Scribe's
work here. You couldn't tell could you? Oh, you could. Well, whatever.
This is another one of her series that I have gotten totally hooked on.
This one slashes the characters in the movie Some Like it Hot. I swear
one of the slashiest lines I've ever heard is in the end when Jerry tells
Osgood that he's a man and he says he doesn't care. As you may have noticed
in the pairings this one has some Jerry/Joe slash in it, but Joe's sortof
a hound in these stories so the level of commitment between them is tenuous.
If you've seen the movie you know they spend part of the time in drag.
During this time Jerry, who for the sake of the story is gay, ends up getting
pretty much wined and dined by Osgood. He's never been treated quite like
Osgood treats him. Jerry tends to take him for granted and treat him as
convenient most of the time. So getting the full on romance treatment from
Osgood is quite a shock to his system and quite flattering. Even if he
is deceiving Osgood quite a bit. I think Scribe just so nailed Jerry's
voice in this one. I can just picture Jack Lemmon as Jerry here. I can
see Joe pretty clearly too. It's really a great tale. I'm loving it. Can't
wait for when the next parts are posted. In case you didn't know Jack Lemmon
died just a few weeks ago. I always thought he was a wonderful actor and
quite funny. So let's take a moment to remember him here and his wonderful
work. He deserved it. Jack Lemmon 1925-2001, may he Rest in Peace.
of the Night Series by Scribe
Pairing: Vlad/Nicolae, Vlad/Elizabeta, Elizabeta/Lena, Vlad/Simion I know there are alot of pairings. The V/S is before he ever gets with Nicolae, V/E is performing husbandly duties only and only as much as he has to at that. Mainly, it is V/N and E/L. The story is really long, epic, and the pairings make sense at each moment. Which is why I didn't mind them. You know how picky I am about these things. Oh, there be some femslash here. These are the pairings thus far.
Warning: some m/f (very little, in case you need a warning for that) *Violence and abuse* (parent/child who is an adult at the time). Oh, the femslash sex is rough and a little violent. It's in Part 15, you can skip over that if you don't like it. Also, part 27 there are some descriptions of medieval burial practices. Man, I thought the first few eps of Six Feet Under had some shit in it I didn't even need to know. I so didn't need to know this either. You can skip over it and it doesn't make alot of difference. I am so being cremated. Six Feet Under confirmed to me that was a good decision.<*sigh*> There is a major *Character Death* in part 38. Vlad becomes a vamp in that same section of the story. *Het Rape* in part 40, a violent gang rape. So be warned about that too.
Note: Movie/Book slash. This story has like 43 parts at the time I am writing this. With more parts being posted all the time. So look for the drop down menu that list them all or the links to each new section in the upper and lower right hand corners of the story.
Yes, there are alot
of pairings listed above. If you've read my bitch
fest you know I don't like stories with multiple pairings usually.
The pairings are not all going on at once though. The only ones that crossover
with any other is the m/f. It revolves around an arranged marriage and
neither person is to thrilled about doing it. The main pairing Vlad/Nicolae
is what the story revolves around. Scribe said that she took ideas from
no particular movie specifically. She did sortof assign a cast to the movie,
just to give you something to visualize. She borrowed some from the movie
a few years back with Keanu Reeves and Winona Rider. The actor she cast
as Vlad isn't Gary Oldman though, this guys is way hotter than that. His
name is Peter Lucas. If you want to check him out here's a link to his
Official Website(at least I'm assuming it's his official one) http://www.peterlucas.com.
Let's just say I was drooling. He's gorgeous. I like the idea of him as
Dracula much better. Also, let's remember here that we are talking about
Vlad Tepes here: AKA Vlad the Impaler and Vlad Dracula (meaning Dragon
or Devil). So he's not exactly a nice guy. This was one evil son of a bitch.
He's nice to Nicolae, or Nicu as he is often referred to in the story,
but not always everyone else. A little info on Vlad can be found by clicking
here. Yes, the anti-christ did come to earth once! Read the article
you'll get my meaning. Moving on to the rec. Your thanking god I know.
I got over my vampire and horror movie fascination by the end of my teens.
So I didn't know if I'd like this or not. Someone on the rec board mentioned
it being good though and I really like Scribe's Poetic Series in the X-files
fandom so I decided to check it out. I wasn't sure I was going to be able
to get into it at first. I kept reading, however, and pretty soon I was
totally engrossed in it. I have just gotten hooked on this series. I love
it now. I can't wait for new parts to pop up. It has become one of my favorite
reads recently. Happens that way sometimes, your not sure that you'll like
a story and end up falling totally in love with it. I can't wait to see
where Scribe takes this story. I'm completely hooked on the thing and Vlad
hasn't even become a vampire yet. I so hope she continues this to...whereever
she's going with it. I mean we haven't even gotten to the point where the
book Dracula takes place. We're still within his mortal lifetime. I am
so on the edge of my seat about where this is going to go. I love it. I
can't recommend this one enough. It's an intense love story. I just love
it so much, could never say enough good about it. Such a wonderful long
read. The kind you can just get lost in. I can so see this world she has
created. It's just beautifully written.
The New Professionals
Conversations Series by Alyse
Pairing: Chris Keel/Sam Curtis
Man, I think I'm through
with the recs on this page and then I stumble across this series. I was
just minding my own business trying to decide which X-files rec I'm going
to work on and then I come across New Professionals slash. I was actually
on another rec page where this was rec'd. I've never even seen The Professionals,
never mind The New Professionals. Oh well, that never stopped me before.
On to the rec. The thing I liked most about this series is that both the
men are just so...guys in this one. They are both uncommunicative bastards,
stumbling along trying to have a relationship. They struggle constantly
with expressing what they are feeling to one another. They get frustrated
that their partner won't talk to them. Only to turn around and expect their
partners to just instinctively know what they are feeling. Both of them
are doing this and everything is just getting more fucked up as they ignore
what they see and don't talk things out enough to really get past some
problems. There are starts and stops in this, break-ups, and angst a plenty.
I just felt these were so guys, emotionally stunted and struggling to make
their relationship work. I think in slash we can make guys to emotionally
in touch. Skipping over how terribly frustrating it can be to have two
men, who have spent a lifetime hiding all their emotions, fighting to express
them against everything that society has ever taught them. This series
really captures that, which of course runs the angst level way high. I
just felt these were just so guys. When it comes to gay guys you just have
to think they are fighting over who gets to be the cold, emotionless bastard
today. They probably have to take turns.<g> That's a joke by the way,
don't go all snarky on me. That is a major problem for gay guys though,
both partners not used to expressing their emotions and having to in order
to make things work. I think we don't address that enough in fics. To frustrating
for us to have to go there I suspect. Alyse went there with this series
though, quite beautifully. I truly felt for these two guys trying to struggle
from Chaff by Dorinda
Pairing: Kelly Robinson/Alexander Scott
I'm pretty sure there
is a commandment somewhere that says 'Thou shalt not slash Bill Cosby'.
Maybe in the Commandments of Slash.<g> Obviously, not. Though I still
feel a little dirty for reading the Cos slashed. Dirty in a good way. Whatever.
I was browsing around some sites and found this story. I thought I'd give
it a try and stuck around because it was really well written. I have never
seen I Spy, heard of it, but never even caught a rerun of it. So I was
a little lost as far as story line goes, I managed to catch up as the story
went on though. To save any of you who may not have seen it or maybe can't
remember it to clearly the trouble I'll give you a few tips about the characters.
Kelly Robinson is Robert Culp's character and Alexander Scott was Bill
Cosby's. The two guys are some type of secret agents. Their cover is that
Kelly is a pro tennis player and Scott is his coach. That should start
you out on better footing than I had. I have caught pieces of some movie
released a few years ago that revisited I Spy. This time it was the guys
kids involved in the spy game, Bill and Robert were in it to though. So
I knew they were spies, just clueless on their cover. I really enjoyed
this one, just had to picture the character looking a little less like
Bill Cosby and I was fine. That the writing is excellent helped a great
deal. In this one Kelly was captured by some enemies and programmed to
do some things. Scott managed to recover him, after nearly being shot by
him. The story revolves around a debriefing with just Scott and Kelly trying
to recover what happened and break the conditioning. The thing heats up
when a real memory from the past gets mixed up in there and have to confront
some sublimated desires and feelings for one another. This is one that
should definitely be checked out. The writing is so great.
Fence by Sue
Pairing: John Blackthorne/Father Martin Alvito
Notes: This story is in 6 parts so be sure to follow the links at the bottom of each page to the next part. Also, thanks to Rike for telling me about this story.
Yes, you read the
pairings right. One of the men is a priest, as in Catholic priest. It isn't
some story where the priest forgets his vows quickly and jumps in the sack
with the first man that offers though. It is as far from that as you can
get. The Father fights his desires for another man as hard as he possibly
can, struggling against these feelings that the church he was brought up
in feel are sinful. It isn't an easy road for him to accept his feelings,
he is even ready and willing to die for feeling this way if the church
feels that should be his punishment. (This takes place several hundred
years ago, during The Burning Times as some call them now. The time of
the Spanish Inquisition.) Blackthorne is a protestant and doesn't really
see much wrong with homosexual relationship in his world view, so he doesn't
have problems in that area. It is more realizing he loves someone who doesn't
want to love him back, even if they do. Lots of UST in this one. Tons of
angst, from all concerned. The two start out not liking each other very
much, though they do realize their attractions to one another. This all
takes place in Japan, where a type of war of beliefs is going on. The Japanese
people are wanting to stick to their beliefs and ways of life while the
Catholic church is wanting to convert everyone over to their way of thinking.
The whole story is a struggle of beliefs in what is right and wrong. There
isn't any really graphic sex in it. Which was good, because it made sense
for the story. Plus, honestly if the finale scene where they do actually
make love had gone on longer I would have broke down crying. It was so
passionate just the beginning of that I teared up and felt heavy tears
threatening. I would have been disappointed in it ending like a movie fading
out of the scene if it didn't make some sense to the way the Eightfold
Fence was explained. Read the story and you'll understand what that means.
I really loved this one it truly touched me. The slow progression of coming
to terms with your desires and punishing yourself and those who love and
desire you along the way was quite engrossing to me. I loved this one.
Got hooked on it fast. Thanks again for turning me onto it Rike.
Starsky & Hutch
of Separation by Sylvia Bond
Pairing: Hmm, let me think? Oh, yeah Starksy/Hutch, duh!
The story is in 4 parts so remember to follow the links to each new section.
Ok, I'm not positive, but I think this story derives it's title from a quote by Kahlil Gibran. Who is my favorite writer of all time. The quote goes,
" They say my darling, that love through worship turns into an all-consuming fire. I have found that the hour of separation does not prevail against the joining of our earthly selves, as I have known with the first meeting that my spirit was your companion for countless ages, and that your first glance was not, in truth, the first glance."God, I love his work. So there you go a rec for a writer outside of the cyber world. If you have never read anything by Kahlil Gibran do, he is an absolutely beautiful writer.
--A Tale of Love-Kahlil Gibran--
Now on to the rec
for the story. In this one Captain Dobey is on vacation or something and
the temporary captain replacing him separates the guys. How dare the bastard?
That is what the story revolves around. How even though they are apart,
they are together in spirit. Lots of love and longing in this one and a
really nice long tease. I love a good tease in a story, my favorite thing.
To have the love and emotions they feel clearly shown to you before the
sex comes. Makes it so much more believable. On my Annoying things in Slash
bitch fest, I mention the 'I love you let's fuck' thing that so many of
us hate. In those stories I think this is what is missing. That long slow
tease. Getting shown through action and inner dialogue how they feel about
one another. Being let in to who they are and taken through the steps of
the characters coming together. What I don't really like about PWP's is
they are like skipping to the end of the story. Having someone give you
a book, but first ripping out all the pages except the last chapter where
everything is resolved and everyone happily in love. Leaving you wondering
how the hell they got to that point. I like to read the beginning, middle,
and the end. Knowing the process of working through shit so they can get
together. Things aren't even really resolved in this, no one makes a complete
commitment, but it is probably going to be made eventually. Plus, any story
that might have derived it's title from a Kahlil Gibran quote has my attention.
eclipse of the Heart by Flamingo
Pairing: Not a big surprise Starsky/Hutch
This story is long, a novel definitely. It has it's own page now so I am just going to link you to that. Settle in for a long read it has about 35 parts, counting some pieces split into A, B, and C sections. So if you have a day or so to read this grab some coffee or tea and hunker down for a long session. It isn't something you'll want to 'put down', once you start you will want to read the whole thing.
This is probably one
of the most beautiful slash stories I have ever read. It is long and I
do mean looong. Just start at the top of the page and work your way through
the whole thing. This story has everything a slash story should have and
then some. All of those bitch fest things on my Annoying things in...yadda,
yadda page are not in this one. As it reveals itself you find so many layers
to the guys. You find repression, angst, love, hot sex, forgiveness, lost
memories, recovered memories. It is just so damn beautiful and...good!...dammit
you just have to hate Flamingo here. There are no easy solutions here,
no everything is perfect right away stuff. Things are fucked up for a while
here, before they get better. They have to work damn hard to find their
way to ok and happily in love. It is a hard road and sometimes you get
so damn mad at the guys you want to smack them. It all works out in the
end though, but it isn't an easy road getting there. That is what I love
about this story. Nothing is perfect. It's a hard time had by all, but
they find their way in time and their love is stronger for the struggle.
I love angst too, I'm an angst slut. I'm not to big on pain and physical
owwies, but emotional turmoil, I'm there for. This has plenty of that.
It will bring you to tears sometimes with both it's pain and it's sweetness.
Hercules the Legendary Journeys
Fuck by Jen
Pairing: Iphicles/Ares (though their names are sortof of different in the story, she gives you a legend to follow though)
Ok, I'm not exactly sure why I liked this story, I'm not really into HtLJ. I never really liked the show that much. I've always loved mythology and am even doing research for a book I'm writing on Goddesses. So let me tell you the show's mythology is so screwed up I wouldn't even know where to begin. Herc wasn't really that great a guy most of the time. He fucked up alot and some of that had nothing to do with the Gods mettling. Maybe why I like this story is it's about his brother Iphicles and Ares. Herc is kindof a jerk in this and I find that funny, a little of a departure from his goody goody act on the show. This story is good for so many other reasons too. It's just one of those things where you get lost in the characters, the timeline seems so real that your just there and you love it. This story doesn't take place in the normal Herc timeline of ancient Greece, circa 2000 years ago. It takes place in England a couple of hundred years ago. The strange thing about the pairing Ares/ Iphicles is that the same guy, Kevin Smith, plays them both. I find that really weird in a Narcissistic sort of way, yet another mythological reference. It is really well told though and you just get completely lost in it. I found it on another rec page and loved it so much I had to rec it here too. This is the story that turned me on to the Iph/Ares pairing, sadly I have found few that were this good. The story is really long and divided into several parts.
and Ice & Strong
Sweets By Valeria
Pairing: Peter Dragon/Cole Ricardi
Truth is I've never
seen an entire ep of Action, I have seen enough to know that the characterizations
in this are dead on. I actually read this due to a post on the board
that is an accompaniment to this website, the person who rec'd it is a
fan of the show, so I am going to assume it is accurate from what they
say. I am a Jimbabe though and what to do you know Richard Burghi (Jim
from the Sentinel) was on the show once. He played the character Cole Ricardi
in the episode Blowhard, these stories take off from that episode. In it
Cole is an action film star who is gay and has decided to come out. Trouble
is he has decided to do so right before the filming of a major movie he
is to star in. Peter Dragon the producer of the movie (and the shows
main character) is trying to talk him out of it, fearing it will ruin the
movies box office take. In the process he tells Cole that he (Peter) is
gay too. He sleeps with Cole to prove it, but he ends up having to fire
Cole, anyway, because the producers think he is too old. Cole goes on tv
and tells everyone he is gay and that Peter is his lover. This is the premise
of the story, most of which follows the ep closely in some ways. It is
written wonderfully and I just loved it. I read Fire and Ice and had to
read it's sequel. Strong Sweets is still a WIP, though part 2 is promised
soon. I keep checking her site to see if it is up yet. I'm eagerly anticipating
it. I loved it even though I'm not an Action fan, you might too. Check
Star Wars: TPM
Trouble by Layna Ayre Andersen
Pairing: Qui Gon Jinn/Obi Wan Kenobi
Warning: There is description and remembrance of past violence, abuse, and rape. But not Q/O.
This story is so AU
even the characters names are different. They just happen to look like
these guys. I'll admit. I like it though, the historical descriptions of
the time period were vivid enough that I could picture it so clearly. The
writing was wonderful and I love the way the Celts were represented and
spoken of in this. That is pronounced with a K, not a C, the basketball
team mispronounces it with a C. I love the Celtic culture and this time
period is my favorite in history, so I loved it. You might hate it, but
I found it fascinating. The slave thing threw me off at first, but there
isn't any real master/slave relationship here. This isn't a b&d s&m
story either. If you like the time period of about 2000 years ago and the
Celtic culture and what it's mysteries could hold you might just like this.
There isn't alot know about the Celts, they had no written history for
a long time. By the time they had started to write things down, well it
was destroyed by St. Patrick. He drove the last of the Druids out of Ireland,
not the snakes. That is why I and anyone else I have ever spoken to who
knows this doesn't celebrate St. Patty's day. He was a book burner, who
destroyed books that held the history of the British Isles. A few monks
hide some and saved them, but most were destroyed. There's a history lesson
for you. Is this story accurate about the Celts, who knows, but it could
be and they are regarded beautifully in it. That endears it to me more
than anything else.
taken by Brenda Antrim
Pairing: Ned Ashton/Jasper Jax
Yeah, I know soap
opera slash. Who knew? The first time I saw it I was curious, I'd never
seen any slash based on soap operas. I watch GH, it's really the only one
I can stand and sometimes it even annoys me. I hate all those whiny, obsessed
women who should just move on and find better men for god sakes or at least
just find another man (sometimes the women are the bad girls). I was intrigued
and though I didn't really see the pairing working...it did. The pairing
is Jasper Jax/Ned Ashton. It didn't make too much sense then, they were
business rivals who knew one another only peripherally. Now the two are
good friends, even best friends so I can see it even better. The story
was just plain hot and though at first I felt unreasonably ashamed for
reading it. There just seemed something weird about reading soap slash,
the idea now appeals to me more as does the pairing. It's a great story,
with some hot sex and even a little bit of what could maybe, possibly be
blooming love. Don't knock soap slash, this story had me craving more.
I'm even starting to envision other pairings. This story definitely turned
me on to soap slash, sadly there isn't much out there that I could find.
Maybe there will be in the future. It is a genre fraught with possibilities
and tons of hunky guys. The pairings could change at the drop of a hat
too and people would expect it.
Sunrise Series by Tarlan
Pairing: Philip Pagit/OMC (Original Male Character, well, sortof not really, refer to the Hyacinthus reference)
How to describe this
series? How to describe it? Tall order there Hoss, but that's what I do.
So here goes. A little back ground info here on the episode Nick was in,
which was called Hall of the Serpent (I had to look that up). In it Nick
plays a weird faith healer kindof guy, who performs psychic surgery. Of
course, he only does this for rich people and charges them half of their
worldly goods for his services. There is also this snake god...you really
don't want to know, it's just weird and confusing. Let's just say that
the episode is freaky and though Nick was good in it (he did his best with
the crappy material he had), the episode still sucks. This series of stories
is actually better. It incorporates a little mythology into it, which I
love, so I found that interesting. Speaking of which, you'll also need
to know a little about the Greek myth of Hyacinthus,
you'll figure out how that ties in to the story eventually. These are an
interesting couple of pieces that are well-written, hot and like a I said
alot better than the actual ep was. It was a little confusing the first
time I read them, because I hadn't seen the ep, I was a little lost. Maybe
the little sum up here will help with the background. Oh, I also read somewhere
about him blackmailing some of the chicks on the island (oh yeah, he operates
on some island) into sleeping with him. (Honestly, I didn't pay alot of
attention, the ep sucked like I said.) Like a guy who looks like Nick,
and was as rich as this character was supposed to be, would ever have to
do that. Something about needing sex to recharge his energy after a healing
or something. At this point I don't know if I've convinced you to read
it or not? Hell, I'm confused and I know what this is about. I really can't
say much more about the stories with out giving away plot though. Let's
just say Philip Pagit, finds his road to redemption and self-discovery
in this series. That path is interesting enough by itself. Forget about
the episode. It was just weird. The stories are good though, a little weird,
but in a good way. Convinced yet? Hmm? I'm not sure I am either? I'm gonna
go back and read them again anyway. What the hell?
Sons of Thunder
Chances & Wrath
by Diana Bloomfield
Pairing: Trent Malloy/Carlos Sandoval
Note: The first story is in 2 parts and the second in 5 so remember to follow the links to those parts.
I was over at the
Page Database Project the other day to see if anything new had been
added. I'm always looking for anything new in either my favorite fandoms
or some new one I can get into. I found the link for the Sons
of Thunder Slash Story Archive there. I vaguely remembered enough
of the show to think the two guys were kindof cute. Not exactly my type,
but I was bored and could just sense some good slash somewhere in there.
I'm a bloodhound I can always smell it going in.<bg> Like I said, I've
never seen this show, but I do know a good writer when I see one. Diana
is definitely a good writer, the name seems familiar, so I might have read
her in another fandom I'm not sure. I do love these stories, but as a Texan
I have to say these guys are so NOT from Texas. If your a Texan like me,
just picture this being set in like LA or something. Which it is anyway
and I doubt these guys are really from Texas, but I don't know. Trust me
these guys aren't from Texas, no way. Just wanted to throw that out. They
aren't complete and total jerks first and foremost. I'll move on before
I get into a rant over my angst of idiotic Texas men. I'll be kind and
spare you that one. The blonde in these stories is like a total bottom,
which usually I don't go in for. However, in this one instance I tend to
agree. I found some pics of him on the net took one look at him and went
'Yep, bottom. Total bottom.' If you've read my Bitch
Fest you know I usually don't like guys being forced into only one
role. I feel authors characterize guys colored by their own opinions that
there has to be one bottom and one top alot. Some just can't get around
both guys liking both positions in intercourse. They seem stuck to me in
the traditional male/female role system of sex. Or maybe they're just complete
bottoms themselves. Chicks can be in more ways than physically. Those things
are a mindset more than anything. (I'm a top and a bottom. I like to take
charge sometimes and others let someone else.) Back to the rec. Every so
often I just think a guy would be though. This guy I think he is in an
unconscious, unexplored as to why kindof way. I think it might have taken
him more time to figure it out, but I'm not going to go into that too much.
is in opposition to a character like Jim from the Sentinel, who I think
is a total bottom. I think he'd do it consciously, wanting and needing
that from a lover. Explored it, knows why and prefers that. Could top,
just wouldn't want to.] This blonde guy (his characters name is Trent,
don't know the actors name) I think he just would be, probably wouldn't
explore if he's a good little Texas boy, but nonetheless a bottom. The
writing in this is great, but these boys are just too sweet and fluffy
for Texas guys. Guys aren't even this sweet to chicks, much less other
guys in Texas. We Texas chick's would shoot them if they were, we're tougher
than they are. We put up with the dumb asses. I'm straying from point again.
More of my own angst sorry. Don't mind me. I'm just going to go off and
mutter about that topic to myself for a while in a very pissed off manner.
I'll just leave you with that image and close out the rec. The story really
is good. I loved it, Walker's behavior in this is sortof Texan. He needed
to be more uncomfortable with the whole gay thing though, even if he did
accept it. Just a tipper. Texas chicks, alot of us slasher out there, guys
repressed as hell, who knows what they think about gays mostly. The ones
I know who've said something about it were stupid and let's not go there.
I'm shutting up now. I mean it this time.<g>
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