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16 March 2004 @ 09:06 am
Slashy Nominations 5: Below the NC-17 Event Horizon  
Stories certified free of licking, thrusting, and groaning, although I make no promises about naughty language and other MPAA-unapproved activities.

Best FF That Made Me Hug My Dog Very Tightly and Turn on All the Lights: I Thee Wed, by Kate Bolin. Lord of the Rings, A/U. Sam gives the One Ring to Rosie as a wedding ring. Frankly, the concept alone gives me chills; I had the dog right by me when I read this, because I knew from the summary I'd need her. (She didn't think much of it, for what it's worth. She wants fan fiction with kibble in it.)

Best FF That Made Me Nostalgic for Church, Even Though I've Never Actually Been to Church: Let It Snow, by Louise Lux, who is rapidly undermining my determination to steer clear of the Good Omens fandom. It's hard for me even to type these words, but this is a sweet, G-rated Christmas story involving Crowley doing a good deed. And I still liked it. The moment I get some spare time, I'm going to find Louise Lux and demand an explanation for this.

Best FF That Is Worth Reading for Just One Footnote (Although the Rest of the Story's Good, Too): The Galactic Miscellany, by Rheanna. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. What can I say? It made me laugh, and so I must worship the story and the author.

Best FF That the Canon Author Might Actually Have Liked: On Gorgoroth Plain, by Teasel. Lord of the Rings. This, my friends, is impressive: a story that is hopeful without being sugary, a story that is totally true to canon without being redundant, a story that is just - just - look, it's good. There's nothing else to say. Except that this is the story that made me remember why I read everything I can, just because occasionally I find something so unexpected that it makes all the tripe worthwhile.
(Anonymous) on March 17th, 2004 09:51 am (UTC)
Just got around to reading "Summer's Men"
So, ok. It's a really, really good story - one that manages to capture a lot of the original author's tone and characterization. I saw Jane and Bran together, myself, but not only is the story plausable, but it makes me go "awww, it's a good thing." It also managed to make me want to read The Dark is Rising againrightnow, so it was doing a lot of things right, even for this not-particularly-a-fan-of-slash person. I was prepared to be oogied at the idea of the two of them hooking up, but it just goes to show that good writing conquers all...

(This is Siena from Fametracker, btw)
tried to eat the safe bananathefourthvine on March 18th, 2004 03:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Just got around to reading "Summer's Men"
I'm feeling quite pleased. I mean, it did occur to me that maybe I just liked the story because I was warped. But I was right! Right-thinking people can like Will/Bran slash if it's as well written as "Summer's Men!"

Although, come to think of it, someone will have to find Kest and make sure she never uses this power for evil.
alison wonderland: help! monarchists!godream on March 23rd, 2005 12:12 pm (UTC)
Hi! Been much enjoying wandering around your recs, though for my life I can't remember whose link I followed here. I'm not sure how much you bother with keeping links current (it seems like it'd be a pretty monumental task) but it appears the current location of The Galactic Miscellany is here: http://www.yuletidetreasure.org/archive/2/thegalactic.html .

And now I'll continue my rec perusing -- I love your summaries, by the way, helpful and amusing both. Thanks for hours of entertainment. :)
perian: rubber ducky you're the oneperian on January 23rd, 2011 02:50 am (UTC)
I adore your recs, so I decided to start right back at the beginning and find some good stories that I missed the first time around. There are all these fandoms that I know now that I didn't the first time I read these recs!

Just wanted to let you know that the link for Let It Snow is dead -- I found a copy of it at: http://louiselux.livejournal.com/121436.html