and THINGS, version 4.0
well, first of
all, you can get Version 3, the slack disorganised version, here
you can get the
recs from the failed grand solution, Version II, here
and you can get
the original links and recs here.
[version 3 has links to other rec pages, btw]
This edition created
Once a Thief Slash
slashy boys doing gorgeous slashy things to one another. In other
words, slashy perfection.
Boy And His Rat, by C.M. Decarnin [X-Files,M/K]
it's been around a while, but it's worth it. This is Mulder/Krycek at one
end of a very interesting spectrum, and it's fast paced, and it's
got a few problems-- but despite them, I've still come away feeling dry-mouthed
and shaken in a very good way. There's a startling, remarkable attention
to detail in parts of this, where you're *right* there with them. And look
out for a couple of highly powerful lines.
Julad adds a few
of her own:
You by !Super Cat. [Anime: Shoujo Kakumei Utena]
probably never heard of the fandom, but hey, neither had I. This
blew me away on the very first reading anyway, and then blew my pieces
into pieces on subsequent readings. Unlike anything I have
seen before and easily the most fascinating thing I have read so far this
year. Weird and potent and strangely sharp and dreamy at the same
time. Incredibly beautiful. A staggering number of interpretations
- don't stop at two; don't even stop at ten.
article (about a different story) should tell you all you need to know
about the characters to understand Only You. The Utena
Encyclopedia is handy if you want to know more. And anyway, it
turns out that Utena is something like Twin Peaks multiplied by Blakes
7 to the square of Buffy, and that's a Very Fucking Good Thing, and should
by the Sigrid the H [Sentinel, J/B]
liked Sigrid's first story, Yield. In fact, I came as close as I
ever will to liking something which quotes poetry. <g> Read
it if you can. This one, though, I really liked. Clever
and warm and a bit funny, and incredibly satisfyingly real, with Attitude
Blair, my favourite, and No Bullshit Jim, also a favourite. A well-thought-out
Game by Miriam [Sports Night, D/C]
she's good she's stunning, and when she's bad... well, actually, she isn't.
Ever. Since Sports Night has finally bitten me, I've got to rave
about Shell Game. But, um. I'm lost for words. But hey,
if you know Miriam, you know what I mean. Go read. If you don't
know Miriam, you don't know what you're missing out on. Go read.
It's a good story for SN newbies, too. So, no excuses. Go read.
End of story.
by Emily Brunson [Sports Night, D/C+]
got a big huge unfinished story which is no doubt tremendously popular,
but actually I liked this one the best. Breezy and serious at the
same time, and very sexy and a lot of fun, suprising me later with emotional
intensity and an understated sweetness.
And now Jules
hereby goes on a laziness binge, simply naming a few authors whose pages
she hits regularly who haven't yet been recommended.
- various combinations of dark, chilling, gorgeous, poetic and funny, long
and short. OAT, DS, XF, Buffy, SN (yes, more Sports Night! very good
too!) and lots more.
Taylor - Sentinel, huge long gen stories with maaajor subtext and some
seriously scary plot as well. Okay, some people may want to avoid
the more smarmy h/c stories, but definitely read Plank, and the Tristes
over at the Homeless
Shelter (which is already highly recommended) writes J/B, has been
impressing me more with every story. Tender was gorgeous, and Waking
was the most sophisticated PWP about an alarm clock that I've ever read
<g> and pretty much everything else is hot, hot, hot, and deliciously
oh, fuck it, recommending Francesca is almost totally redundant.
Recommending the Nature series is even more so, since we're at the twenty-somethingth
installment and if you haven't read it then you're probably never going
to. But still, this page is more about my opinion than it is about
anything else, and in my opinion, Nature's
Revelations totally kicks ass.
are here, here
and here ]