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recs: mostly unusual pairings

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Aug. 31st, 2005 | 12:21 am
mood: well-read
music: random iTunes, "Aneya"

Reacquainted by shellies, set May 2005, Orlando/Billy, PG. Inspired by the pictures of Orlando hugging Billy at the London premiere of Kingdom of Heaven. Nice and spare, simple, little glimpses of Orlando growing up, mates loving each other.

Free Verse by tarteaucitron, after filming LOTR, Viggo/Dom, NC-17. Lovely images, especially: This is the moment when they switch, when Dom becomes still and calm and Viggo aches and fidgets with anxiety and anticipation. He waits for the shift, he acknowledges it, and yet he hides it from Dom.

Listed, Part 1 and Part 2 by zarah5 and airgiodslv, set 2002ish, Dom/Orlando, R. Takes a cliché, adds another, twists until the boring bits fall out, turns it into UST and then satisfies. Also: lists! This Orlando is a sweetie, and a good match for a sympathetic Dom. And Elijah's a bit of an enigma, in a good way. Entirely fun, and hot at the end, and I keep saying sweet but it is!

Woven by beizy; set approx. 2009; Elijah, Sean; PG-13. Elijah POV, his exasperated affection, which is what most of us who like Astin feel. Full of wonderful turns of phrase, like the Theory of the Necessary Existence of People like Sean Astin.

What We Live By by lelise, set during filming, Sean Astin/Andy Serkis, R). Very fine, sympathetic Sean Astin desperately reaching out and surprising in what he finds. Fabulous dialog, complex personalities, surprising and wrenching story.

Lines of Lighting (has links to first four parts too). By sunsetmog, set approx. 2005, Billy/Astin, NC-17 at the end. A long, angsty, and ultimately satisfying saga. It really works for me, including the slightly awkward sex, because the characters seem very real. I think it's a little repetitive in some places, that it could show more and tell less, but it's definitely worth reading.

Friday Night at the Movies by glass_moment, set during filming, Dom/Billy, PG-13. Fun first-time fic, full of teasing and cheerful sexual tension. Some switching POV, which is usually awful, but OK in this one.

Oblivion, by gonattsaga, set 2004ish, Dom-Billy, PG-13. (Written in second-person, but it works here.) This story takes off nicely from what we've seen in public, and has a tang of despairing truth.

superman by almostnever (aka cesare), set 2004ish, Dom/Elijah, Dom/Ian Somerhalder, R. Self-deluding Dom, so realistic :-) I do love this, it is lovely snark and all the details work wonderfully together. Cesare such a good practitioner of "show not tell" and her stories are always sharp, surprising and flavorful.

Then There Was Light by valerienne, set approx. 2001, Dom/Elijah (kinda), PG-13. Stream of Dom-consciousness, very nicely done twist at the end.

Cement by jasmineskie, set approx. now, Orlando/Viggo, PG-13. Sweet vignette, the ease between them is lovely.

Trouble In Here by kiltsandlollies, set during filming, Dom/Billy, NC-17. First-time getting-together fic full of amazing details and dialog. Blows me away with its imperfection and sadness and yearning and ultimate love.

In the same verse as Collide, which has the fabulous and memorable description:
But the worst thing about having sung in public a few times is that now it’s come to be expected, as if Billy’s suddenly become the One Who Sings. Billy supposes there are worse fates—he could be the One Who Never Shuts Up, or the One Who Smokes Too Much.

Or the One Who Does All Three.


A Glorious PotC prequelOnce A Thief by viva_gloria, OFC/Bill Turner/Jack Sparrow, NC-17. PotC-verse, backstory, how Will Turner's parents met, from his mum's point of view. The language is perfect, spot-on, context and historical period and psychology and everything. Heartwrenching but also sweet and full of love and tender care. Part of my canon forever -- I always adore her writing, which got me into fandom in the first place.


Thinking about fanfic: I'm in non-analytic mode these days, and most fanfic meta discussion doesn't grab me, partly because I like het and femme as much as slash. But the_drifter has a great post on an academic analysis of erotic fiction that makes a lot of sense to me. Also cupiscent talks about tops and bottoms, nuances, and departure from canon. Lovely stuff!

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Girl with Spoon

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from: 2am_optimism
date: Aug. 31st, 2005 08:18 am (UTC)
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It's a bit early in the morning for me to have coherent thoughts on this, but thanks so much for linking to the_drifter's post.

What she says makes complete sense to me, and it's framed and articulated a lot of stuff that's been sloshing around in my brain but which I hadn't really brought together before.

Thanks for the recs list too - I'm feeling a bit out of touch with lotrips atm, looking forward to reading :)

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Aug. 31st, 2005 07:17 pm (UTC)
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Yay! It really worked for me too as far as I can tell ;-)

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Beizy

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from: beizy
date: Aug. 31st, 2005 11:01 am (UTC)
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Aw, thank you!

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Aug. 31st, 2005 07:17 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for writing it so wonderfully!

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Jassy

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from: jasmineskie
date: Aug. 31st, 2005 03:11 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for the rec, sweetie! *hugs*

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Aug. 31st, 2005 07:17 pm (UTC)
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I love a good Viggo/Orli, and wish there was more of your quality.

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from: toooldnotto
date: Aug. 31st, 2005 04:30 pm (UTC)
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Jasmineskie locks, of course.>_< .

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Aug. 31st, 2005 07:18 pm (UTC)
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Yes! Shows the pairing can be done properly, dammit.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Aug. 31st, 2005 07:18 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for the fic!

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be patient I am getting to the point

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from: airgiodslv
date: Aug. 31st, 2005 09:27 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for the recs! I'm looking forward to catching up on what I've missed.

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Valerienne

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from: valerienne
date: Sep. 1st, 2005 09:47 am (UTC)
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Thanks for the rec - for such a silly little piece :)

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Valerienne

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from: valerienne
date: Sep. 1st, 2005 03:27 pm (UTC)
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Also the 'Trouble in Here' link goes to 'Collide'. I#ve been reading through your other recs - all cool!

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Gloria Mundi

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from: viva_gloria
date: Sep. 1st, 2005 07:50 pm (UTC)
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thanks for the rec! That story ran away with me -- but I'm glad it did, because the end result pleased not only me but several others. I'd forgotten how nice it can feel to write fic in a large, established fandom!

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