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09 April 2004 @ 05:05 pm
Slashy Nominations 20: Things That Come in Threes  
Triangles. Threesomes. Need I say more?

Best FF Containing Both a Threesome and a Triangle, Thus Winning the Author an "Overachiever Times Three" Award:The Sword Series, by guede_mazaka. Pirates of the Caribbean, Jack/James/Will. (Story link will take you to a page with links for all six segments.) This series is not for fans of Elizabeth, since she dies in the prologue. But if there are Elizabeth fans out there, I can't think why they're reading this blog. In any case, Guede removes the pivot of the One True Foursome and takes the remaining three on a hell of a ride.

Best FF That Demonstrates Certain Entirely Off-Label Functions of Wolverine's Claws: All of the Animals, by Jane St. Clair. X-Men movies, Jean/Scott/Logan. I believe I may have already mentioned my sincere love for Jane St. Clair. This is the story that cemented that; she actually found a solution for the damned Jean/Scott/Logan triangle that works. Until I read this, I thought the only reasonable way out would involve four bullets: one for each of the characters and one for whoever thought of the triangle in the first place. And this story does something else amazing, too - it makes Scott, the world's most anal-retentive superhero, into a sympathetic character. The canon writers never managed to do that.

Best X-Men FF Containing a Harry Potter Reference: Sweep the Ashes, by penknife. X-Men movies, Magneto/Mystique/Pyro. I'm not sure what it is about the X movieverse that leads to so many multiple pairings, but I'm not complaining. Just the Magneto/Mystique/Whoever Mystique Wants to Be Today FFs could fill a book, and it'd be a good book, too. This one stands out not just because it's a real threesome - Pyro's there in person, as opposed to in Mystique - but also because Erik is so classically Erik; who else would say the last line of this story in just that way?

Best FF That Teaches an Important Life Lesson Via Sex: What Is Me and What Is Mine, by weirdnessmagnet. Teen Titans (don't worry if you haven't read or seen or whatever it is you do to this canon, because I read the story without having heard of the fandom before), Kon/Tim/Dick. If you ever meet an adult who doesn't understand the importance of sharing, direct him or her to this FF. It's smut with a moral! (My god, if this keeps up we're going to have educational slash pretty soon. Hmmm. Anyone feels like writing one, I wouldn't at all mind learning about, say, automobile repair via fan fiction.)

Best Undershirtkink FF (and I'm Sorry to Report That I Actually Can Think of Other Undershirtkink Stories): Restitution, by helenish. The Sentinel, Jim/Blair/OFC. One of the more involved true triangles out there. This one also gets extra points for having Blair do exactly what every man does when he finds out a girlfriend has slept with a friend of his: ask for a point-by-point comparison. And it wins extra extra points for the whole "Blair is vanilla" line. Didn't you always know Jim would be the kinky one?
anenko: Ginger Snaps (by rogue_missy)anenko on April 10th, 2004 05:09 am (UTC)
Helen can be found at helenish and http://www.helenish.net/

Love your reviews, by the way. Such snark!
tried to eat the safe bananathefourthvine on April 10th, 2004 03:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the info and the ego-boost. I've fixed the text so that Helen can get the link-intensive credit she so richly deserves.
anenko: Ginger Snaps (by rogue_missy)anenko on April 11th, 2004 04:34 am (UTC)
Thanks for the info and the ego-boost.

No problem. I have a big list of links that I've gathered here and there. I like distributing them :)

As for the ego-boost. . . I have a recs journal, and I have a bitch of a time getting a consistent "voice" down. I can't do literary criticism without sounding ridiculous, I sometimes sound ridiculously giddy, and when I try to do crit, I end up going overboard. Meh.

So, I appreciate your humour as much (or more) than I do the recs themselves.
tried to eat the safe bananathefourthvine on April 11th, 2004 11:09 pm (UTC)
Now that (the big list o' links) is a helpful website. No wonder you know where everyone's home on the web is.

As for the consistent voice - mine isn't consistent, either. Some days are snarky, some days are dull, and some themes just don't lend themselves to my usual tone. So if you figure out some magic trick to induce consistency (besides, you know, not writing, or writing in the world-famous "second-grade book report" voice), please let me know.
hohaiyeehohaiyee on July 19th, 2009 11:57 pm (UTC)
The Scott-Jean-Logan triangle was actually my favourite part of the movie
Cause there was actual chemistry, between everyone. I could so see Logan/Scott after they hugged in grief after Jean died in X2, and if Jean didn't die, I could see Logan/Scott/Jean.