Jan. 13th, 2017

Star Trek K/S fic recs

These are (almost) all Kirk/Spock slash fics, so caveat lector and all.

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Also, as a note to self, the ancient Side by Side zine fics can still be reached via the wayback machine (index).

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Dec. 30th, 2016

Thoughs on (nu)Trek fic tropes

Been reading a lot of KS fanfics lately, and coming across a lot of common tropes that got me thinking about just how justified they are by canon. Figured I'd jot down some of my ramblings so I can keep my thoughts straight. =P

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Dec. 7th, 2011

TNG (& other) fic recs

Cashew asked me about Q/Picard fics, sometime back. I mentioned that the TNG fanfic-dom is already teeny compared to the TOS fic-dom, much less have good fics for a particular pairing.

Of course, that didn't stop me from going out and see what I could find. And lo, among all the chaff, there were a few gems. *beams*

Thank You by icarus_chained - I've actually recced some HL fics by this author before. His TNG fics are great too. Very fluffy fic, this one. Squee-worthy.

Infatuation by sasha_anu - A not so happy ending fic, with characterization that really stands out. And I admit, Patrick Stewart Picard unleashing his verbal "fangs" is *hot*.

Untitled? fic by maraceles - Lies somewhere on the spectrum between the first two fics I guess.

Sanity & its sequel Reality by Tiggy Malvern - Excuses, excuses... wherein a fic actually takes into account the backdrop of ST:FC and the Dominion War.

Hypothetically Speaking by Alara J Rogers - Post-Nemesis. Good effort on trying to consolidate Q's depiction in VOY with TNG.

And now, an actual Reboot!Trek fic rec. Something I actually like out of this new timeline! Gasp!

Not All Those Who Wander - Spock Prime making his way through the new universe he's stuck in.

EDIT: Some more non-slash TNG fics...

Lost in the Woods and its sequel No Good Deed - TNG crossover with Firefly, though the sequel is more two separate stories dealing with the aftermath of the first fic. I liked the plotting, the characters, and how this is a perfect example of how a good xover can be written of series that are completely imbalanced on a versus scale. The random pinyin was a little bit annoying, but it's also Firefly canon, so oh well.

Some non-ST fic recs

The Anubis Saga - SG-1 x kitteh. Yeah, you heard right. XD

The ZPM Equation - Stargate (SG-1 and Atlantis) crossover with Numb3rs.

Structural Integrity - SG-1 episode tag for "Shades of Grey". I usually don't like angst-fics, but this one certainly jerked my heart out. Great fic exploring the friendship and closeness of SG-1.

Oct. 30th, 2011

Oh, comics...


(And oh, deleted movie scenes...)

EDIT: OMG *dies*

EDIT2: For real?
EDIT3: d'aww

Oct. 28th, 2011

Oh, FOX...

"How much do you love Charles Xavier?"

Man, they stuff they got away with in our Saturday morning cartoons... XD

Oct. 24th, 2011

Brain breaky....

Insert evil laughter

(Also, recs list continues to be updated)

EDIT: More, not quite brain breaky evil laughter.

In a fab montage, the pair go on a recruiting drive, in which they perch on a strip-club bed.

"That scene got exceptionally silly at one point," says McAvoy. "I don't know if I'm even allowed to tell you what originally happened. But it got pretty f---in' kinky. I'm not joking."

Was the dashing duo's bromance, uh, consummated?

"Unfortunately no. But there was a little bit of cross-dressing going on. That's all you need to know."

(For the record, McAvoy would have preferred it if Xavier and Magneto stayed together. Like, really together. "It is a little bit of a mini-tragedy that him and Magneto don't, you know, have sex and become married and become best friends.")

EDIT2: *cracks up*
EDIT3: *squee*

Oct. 23rd, 2011

Erik/Charles in comics


The art isn't that great, but the comments are priceless. XD

Oct. 15th, 2011

Mostly XMFC Fic Recs

These are all Erik/Charles fics. So yeah, slash. As promised, I tried to stick to non-epic/one shots with no angst.

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EDIT6: Still going...

super-oblivious!Charles - Crack. Erik gives himself a concussion with head-desking.

Holiday Lights Battle - Crack and Holiday Fluff. Mitosis cookies!

--- Some non XMFC recs! ---

The Dementors of Azkaban - AU for HP year 3. Pure crack.

Lessons with Hagrid - More crack. In which Hagrid teaches Occlumency.

May. 18th, 2010

Highlander and Xover recs

Pure HL recs )

HL Xovers )

BVS xover recs )

Other xover recs )

Non-xover )

Oct. 28th, 2009

被雷鸟... T_T

So as a matter of curiosity I was googling for slash references in Chinese history, and I stumbled on this link.

Remembers 《宰相刘罗锅》
*is ded*

More articles...
中国古代同性恋排行 - Lots of examples from Han; a bit from Song, Ming, Qing. Surprisingly little from Tang, despite the fact that it was a really sexually liberal dynasty...
古代中国为什么要盛行“男风” - Article in last comment.
古代“男风” - Seems to mostly concentrate on pre-Tang

Jan. 11th, 2008

K/S fics

All slash of course. Caveat lector (I think it goes?)

There seems to have been updates to the trekiverse archives since I last browsed. (Or at least, the bajillion downloads I have from there don't include some of these.)

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...in progress

Jan. 10th, 2008

ZOMG I laugh...

Didn't think I'd find this kinda stuff on youtube. Beats trying to get enough points on Chinese BBS to look at the MVs.


..& other stuff
BLD vid
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May. 24th, 2004

L&W 4: Demands of Virtue

Title: Demands of Virtue
Series: Love and War IV
Author: Tanith
Rating: PG for now (NC-17 to come)
Genre: Drama/Angst
Fandom: Troy/Iliad
Pairings: Achilles/Patroclus
Warnings: This is SLASH. Don't read if you're offended by male-male relations.

Author's notes: tba

Timeline note: This takes place in the early evening of the night that the Trojans attack the Greek camp.

Summary: Patroclus finally confronts Achilles on his reason for abandoning the war, and makes a decision.

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May. 21st, 2004

Love & War 3: Morning Omens

Title: Morning Omens
Series: Love and War III
Author: Tanith
Rating: G
Genre: angst? supernatural?
Fandom: Troy/Iliad
Pairings: Achilles/Patroclus (implied)
Warnings: slash (implied)

Author's notes: Um... yeah... don't kill me for this part yet until the next installment or two come up. Things will be explained there, hopefully. This is more a setup/bridging fic than anything else. Though you could probably draw a whole bunch of conclusions from it.

Timeline note: This takes place later in the morning after Achilles gives the order for the Myrmidons to prepare for home.

Summary: Patroclus isn't happy that Achilles ordered the ships to prepare for home. While he's moping on the beach, a strange encounter with the old seer Calchas leaves him with a few words of cryptic advice.

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Apr. 22nd, 2004

Anti-slash people

People who have problems with slash need to 1) get their facts straight and 2) stop whining about something they don't *have* to read, and 3) remember those little terms called "respect and "freedom of speech/press".

I am, of course, talking about this thread over on Rumbles. It's been split off from another thread where the conversation drifted. And surprise, surprise, at who made the first shot. I guess I just got sick of turning the other cheek and keep letting Jack make those snide comments that (he knows that) I find offensive.
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Apr. 9th, 2004

K/S Recs

Well, actually, there's so many on this zine site: Side By Side, that I thought I'd just link the main site and let whoever's interested peruse the fics there as they wish. Many wonderful stories there ranging from drabbles to mini-novellas, drama to parodies.

Generally, though, I think the later editions have better qualities of writing than the earlier ones. So might be good to read the zines backwards by issue. Of course there are a few fics that are spread over two issues, but I don't think there are more than two or three of those.

Edit: And I suppose I'll also plug my favorite one from that archive - Through the Looking Glass, by Rari, from Issue #7. Features a guest star of the Mirror!Spock, who's a cool character in his own right, both on the show and in that fic.

Edit: also see link http://www.greatestjournal.com/users/tanithryudo/59009.html

The Statistics of Touching

Okay, here's my entry for the last Friday's challenge from [info]cashew, under the topic of statistically abnormal behaviors. I think it came out okay.

Title: The Statistics of Touching
Fandom: Star Trek TOS
Characters: Kirk/Spock, Sarek/Amanda
Genre: Drama.
Rating: PG
Warnings: Slash
Summary: While stuck in sickbay, Kirk has an awkward and illuminating conversation with the parents of his Vulcan friend.

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Apr. 8th, 2004

More K/S slashy goodness

What can I say? They're perfect for each other. THE classic slash couple. ^_^

These are screencaps of the *original* episodes/movies. Unaltered. No photoshop manipulation needed. And the subtitles inside the pictures are also the original script. Unaltered.

Errand of Mercy - Physical contact much? In tights, no less.

Shore Leave - [falsetto]Darling! Save me![/falsetto]

STI: The Motion Picture - Just look at those last two images. @_@

STIV: The Voyage Home - C'mon, how many guys would sit *that* close to each other? In public, no less. And here we all thought Vulcans don't like to touch/be touched because of the whole touch-telepathy thing. *eg*

STV: The Final Frontier - Dear gods... Talk about subtext... 72 pt font subtext. They outta rate the movie R just for this one scene.

STV: The Final Frontier - Zero-G tango. *snicker*

STV: The Final Frontier - aka. "Please Captain, not in front of the Klingons."

I am muchly amused. ^_^

Mar. 12th, 2004

Star Trek K/S fic recs (M-Z)

Continued from before. Entries from Trekiverse, M-Z.

(Note: All of my fic recs can be found under the "Fanfic Links" category in my Memories page.)

Warning: Many of these fics are NC-17 slash!

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Star Trek K/S fic recs (fics A-L)

These are all from the Trekiverse Archive, under the K/S pairing. Surprisingly, almost half the fics there were readable, and maybe 25% or so were even good. Compared to the 1% or so good fics rate that I'm used to in more recent fandoms like HP and LOTR, these were total gems. ^_^

Warning: Many of these are NC-17 slash!

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Mar. 9th, 2004

New fandom?

Well, okay, I've been a fan of Star Trek, both classic and TNG in the past. But I think I'm revisiting that fandom again from all the recent TOS (especially K/S) fics.

Oh, and speaking of subtext on this most classic fandom wherein much of slash-tradition hails from? Take a look at this. What's the word, cashew? ...eyef*ck? :D

Oh, and icons... I need icons. I'm open to suggestions to which (one or few) is the best. ^_^

Mar. 8th, 2004

Master and Commander fanfics.

Well, I mentioned this in the last entry. Needless to say, I looked on ffnet. I found out the movie is based on a book...of a trilogy. I wonder if there's going to be sequels? *is chagrined of ignorance of history & literature*

Oh, and going through the fics in ffnet, an overwhelming number seem to have Jack (the captain) refers to Stephen (the doc) as "joy" or "my dear"... and vice-versa too. There's just no way that all of it is made up by the fan-authors. Which means that such endearments must've been in the canon (most likely the book). *facepalm* Talk about slash-fodder.

Desire - Um... A non-explicit PWP? Just a snapshot scene really...

With All My Heart - More of a friendship fic. The slash is somewhat one-sided, "lets be friends" type deal. But at least there's no wallowing afterwards. The spacing is somewhat annoying... it looks like ffnet butchered whatever format the fic was submitted in.

Ship's Rations - Nonexplicit slash... nothing more than a kiss. Quite a bit of talking things out though.

Weather - Really, really short fic which does not waste any words. Rather well written too, with some nice imagery. Oddest thing is that the title/author info is under the fic. So I read the short fic and looked down and went "wait... that's it?!"

I need help. No, scratch that... I need my parents off my back so I can read fics at home. *grumble*