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22 April 2004 @ 09:50 pm
Slashy Nominations 29: Below the NC-17 Horizon III  
Yet another foray into the land of innocence. OK, not so much innocence as, um, slightly less decadence and moral decay than is average for my nominations. But that doesn't sound nearly as good as innocence.

Best FF Featuring Jack Sparrow Stopping at Just a Kiss: Tactics, by Halrloprillalar. Pirates of the Caribbean, Jack/Gilette. Who would've thought that any fan fiction involving Jack Sparrow would ever, could ever be less than NC-17? I mean, usually, if you've got Jack, you've got sex with, essentially, every other character mentioned in the story. And, really, I'm all for that. When pansexuality is so very much IC, we might as well take full advantage of it. But I am still just nine kinds of impressed with she-of-the-unpronounceable-name (and I couldn't pronounce it in Ringworld either, in case you were wondering) for making Jack stop before everyone is naked, gasping for breath, and (in many cases) blind drunk, and making it believable.

Best FF Featuring a Massage That Doesn't Lead Us Deep into NC-17 Territory: Kept Awake, by Jenn, aka seperis*. X-Men movies, St. John/Bobby. This is the first story in the amazing On Love and Lust at Mutant High series. The movieverse version of Pyro is another one of those characters that has the "any time, anywhere, anyhow" aura. Or at least so I assume, given what he gets up to in FF. So it's rather sweet to see St. John following Bobby around like a faithful hound and yet remaining in character. And it's fascinating to see him stop before the main event when he finally gets Bobby into bed.

Best FF That Manages to Be Touchingly Sweet Despite the Inclusion of Werewolf Attacks, Insults Galore, and Death Threats to Neighborhood Strays: Quiet, by Te, aka thete1. Harry Potter, Remus Lupin/Severus Snape. Snape is many things to many people, including sex god, snarky bastard, exceptionally unethical teacher, weepy soul just waiting for someone to break through his walls, and vicious torturing monster. So I tend to approach stories involving Snape with a wariness more commonly seen in deer; at the first sign of Weird Snape or Weepy Snape or, god help me, Evil Snape Who Knows Many Alternative Uses for His Wand, I flee back to stories like "Quiet," where Te gets into Lupin's skin and, just to show us there's nothing she can't do, also gives us a look at Snape as a person. As in, canon-appropriate, in-character Snape acting like a human being. Will wonders never cease? Well, no. At least not in the HP fandom.

Best FF Featuring a Daisy Chain That Involves, You Know, Actual Flowers: Protection, by sheldrake. Dark Is Rising series, Will/Bran. Yes, I am going to nominate stories in this fandom until every single person breaks down and reads this series. I actually think, though, that it might be possible to read this story without having read the canon, which is in no way intended to discourage you from reading it. This story is sweet without being sugary; a neat trick that other FF writers could stand to learn. And it will give you a greater appreciation for daisies, too - FF's version of multitasking. Consider it the dessert of this nominations set: no snark, no insults, no chase scenes, no tormented souls. Just two guys on a hillside covered in flowers. (And, yes, I'm well aware that that makes it sound disgustingly glurgy. Look, read it, OK? If you still think it's glurgy, I'll be happy to apologize.)

* Thanks, Te.
 
 
 
Dammit, Clark's penis is going in *something*.: Tim/Kon: My fandom is teh cr@ck.thete1 on April 22nd, 2004 11:15 pm (UTC)
I'm really enjoying this journal quite a bit. :D (And not just 'cause you keep reccing me.) Your recs are deeply entertaining, and personal, and *believable*. Good stuff.

Also? Jenn's lj is at seperis.
tried to eat the safe bananathefourthvine on April 23rd, 2004 04:39 am (UTC)
Thanks for the ego-boost and the correction. (Of course, anyone who reads your stories knows you're a master of the carrot and the stick. Well...more the stick, actually, not that you can't sling a mean carrot when you put your mind to it. And, lord, is there a sentence anywhere on this earth more loaded with double entendres than that one?)

And I must say I fear that icon. Who are those masked men in, um, western wear?
Dammit, Clark's penis is going in *something*.: tim/kon: feeeel the WF mojo (Livia)thete1 on April 23rd, 2004 05:00 am (UTC)
</i> (Of course, anyone who reads your stories knows you're a master of the carrot and the stick. Well...more the stick, actually, not that you can't sling a mean carrot when you put your mind to it. And, lord, is there a sentence anywhere on this earth more loaded with double entendres than that one?) </i>

*bahahahaa* I don't know, I think you could've -- heh -- squeezed in a come metaphor. Try harder! *snicker*

And I must say I fear that icon. Who are those masked men in, um, western wear?

*bahahahaa* My major OTP of the moment -- Robin III (Tim Drake) and Superboy (Kon-El/Conner Kent). The icon is from a wildly entertaining 'special' issue of Young Justice, in which the boys and girls wind up in several different AUs. Including the Western of WTF. :D This icon is of them looking somewhat more like themselves. Somewhat. *snerk*

*ponders what she can do to pimp you into the DCU, where the men are gay and the women are gayer*
tried to eat the safe bananathefourthvine on April 23rd, 2004 10:06 am (UTC)
*ponders what she can do to pimp you into the DCU, where the men are gay and the women are gayer*

Well, if you're wondering what you can do to get me to read the FF, fear not - you've already done it. And that's not something to be proud of, young lady. Do you realize I read in forty freaking fandoms? I need another one like I need...like I need...you know. Something I don't need very much. But, fine, you've got me reading another. I hope you're happy.

If you're wondering what you can do to get me into the canon stuff, I hope the answer is "nothing." Because I did the comics thing once. I still wake up at nights screaming in pain when my brain attempts to unravel the complexities of the X-universe (I suppose I should say X-multiverse) while I'm sleeping. I just don't have the spare brain space for this sort of thing anymore, at least not if I want to store both verbs and nouns in there, too.

If you're wondering what you can do to get me to write in this fandom, I'm confident the answer is "nothing." I recommend FF because I cannot write it. (Well, I also recommend it because I have this terrible disease - Reading-Proselytizing Syndrome - wherein I cannot resist the temptation to shove things I've read and loved down the throats of everyone I can reach. But the recommend-it-because-I-can't-write-it thing is true too.)
Dammit, Clark's penis is going in *something*.: Batgirl in the Ivy. heh heh.thete1 on April 23rd, 2004 08:11 pm (UTC)
Well, if you're wondering what you can do to get me to read the FF, fear not - you've already done it. And that's not something to be proud of, young lady. Do you realize I read in forty freaking fandoms? I need another one like I need...like I need...you know. Something I don't need very much. But, fine, you've got me reading another. I hope you're happy.

*laughing* Yessss. I consider it the evil version of paying it forward, for the many years I spent driving myself insane with multifannishness. ;-)

If you're wondering what you can do to get me into the canon stuff, I hope the answer is "nothing." Because I did the comics thing once. I still wake up at nights screaming in pain when my brain attempts to unravel the complexities of the X-universe (I suppose I should say X-multiverse) while I'm sleeping. I just don't have the spare brain space for this sort of thing anymore, at least not if I want to store both verbs and nouns in there, too.

*heeeeee* I know this pain WELL. My teen years were rife with X-confusion. So *sad*. I'm not sure *why* DC is different -- all that canon, all of those *characters* -- but it is. *shrugs* All I can say is that there are a lot of great comics out there these days, quite a few I'd recommend even to people who AREN'T looking for pretty people to slash...

(Well, I also recommend it because I have this terrible disease - Reading-Proselytizing Syndrome - wherein I cannot resist the temptation to shove things I've read and loved down the throats of everyone I can reach. But the recommend-it-because-I-can't-write-it thing is true too.)

Awwww. Well, that's okay. :D
no hesitation, no delay: appleskitaloon on June 11th, 2007 12:34 am (UTC)
Randomly, in case anyone else is browsing through old Dark is Rising stuff, "Protection" has moved here.