FAKE fic recs
Yeah I spent a couple of hours looking for FAKE fics. I actually went through a lot more than the three I ended up listing here, but I didn't bother to keep track of the ones that left me going "meh". Yeah, I know these fics are nothing better than just PWP, but even PWP should have *some* standards, right? Yes? No? Well, whatever.
Caution: These links go to fanfics which contain explicit guy-on-guy slash. If you rare offended by homosexuality or are not old enough to read NC-17 rated fics, stop reading this post now.
Move, by Kracken I like this author because she seems to capture pretty well the dynamics and characters of Dee and Ryo. A lot of fics seem to needlessly stuff these guys into the stereotypical butch/sissy types common to yaoi-fics, sometimes to really OOC results. This one stays pretty true to the characters, even if the plot meandered a little. Or, as the author herself says at the end: "Kracken’s own Critique: Okay, the plot wandered, I lost track of the conflict, and then I tried to cover it up with steamy sex." But hey, that's still better than most.
Venom, by Kracken I liked this one for similar reasons to the above. This time both boys get injured on the job. Not at the same time tho. NOT (mucho of) a hurt/comfort/angst fic though, so don't worry about that.
Infidelities, by happyberry And now for something completely different. This one's OOC, but it's an OOC PWP that I can tolerate because the OOC is for the explicit purpose of the, er, physical relationship (aka sex), as opposed to OOC for the purposes of excessive badly-written angst. It's also got an Original Female Character in there which some Mary Sue-ish qualities. But she doesn't have anything to do with the steamy scenes on the end of Chapter 2 and in Chapter 3, which is the only important parts of the fic anyhow, IMO. :p
ADDENDUM: Day of Silence, by Crimson1 The fic is nice and fluffy. But I'm reccing this one mostly for the interesting idea behind it. Is there really a "Day of Silence" type thing IRL? It sounds interesting.
In other news, for cashew, here's some sites where you can get various scans from the FAKE manga, including full to partial stories! (Sshhh, don't tell the lawyers tho ^_-):
FAKE page from the Yaoi Shrine site - These are a collection of ONLY the steamy scenes in all 7 manga volumes. Features all the kissing and *ahem* other scenes that showcase Dee and Ryo's relationship. Plus a few of the colored covers/insets.
Fakephoenix - Under the "Translations" link, you can find the scans and English translations of Act I (the first story). There's also a partial scanlation (just the relationship-focus part) of Act 19 and most of Act 20 (all except the last 3 pages). There's also a complete scanlation of the short story "Like, Like, Love" that is apparently an epilogue to the FAKE series, which was published in an... another anthology by the author, I believe. Very nice. The site also has a nice gallery with some nice colored images (for all your icon-making purposes ^_-).