I'm feelin the fic love today and thought I'd rec some of my faves, plus one vid and one podfic.
I was recently reminded of how much I LOVE the Convergence 'verse by shaenie
(fic) and I felt the need to rec it for posterity. It is my favorite lotrips fic hands down, and some of my favorite fic of all time. In it Billy and Dom get together and then include Elijah. NC-17, pretty heavy BDSM and D/s, gorgeous relationship development with lots of tension followed by excellent sex. She's a skilled writer that imbues the BDSM with love and intimacy, and throws in the angst to really hit your heart. This is a threesome fic and it's probably the best one I've read. Usually threesomes have a feel of "the more the merrier" to me. It doesn't feel real to me, it feels like porn. That's fine (no problems with porn ;) I just don't get very emotional about them usually. But in this one the three of them need
to be together, it's not a plot device to turn me on, it feels natural and real. The same with the BDSM. It's not done for kink, it's what they need. She has a way of writing that makes it so real to me, I get emotionally moved, not just turned on. It makes Elijah's journey of discovery so breathtaking. I can't urge you enough to read it.
Here is what I wrote to her in my feedback for the latest installment: "I don't even have the words to tell you how much this fic gets to me. I LOVE the intensity of emotion, from lust, passion, tenderness, love and being overwhelmed by them all. That's what makes all the pain and struggle for dominance and angst so damn good for me. Somehow everything you write them doing emphasizes their emotions and motivations, distilling them down to their pure essence. One of the other commenters said that you get a feeling of there being more than just what's on the page, somehow more to the characters and motivations. I liked that, it's so true. It's like the relationship is actually real, it feels so *right*. The way you reveal what you choose to show us excites and fulfills me, yet leaves me hungry for more. It is a profoundly satisfying mix, and it ensures that I will be rereading these for years."
You can read the series at the AO3 Here
all at once, or at her LJ with the following links:
The order (more or less - they were not written in this order ) :
Cusp: Part One
by Josephine Darcy. BSG fic (original series), R, Starbuck/Apollo: Lots of kissing.
Plot: Starbuck and Apollo have to pretend to be married to trade for the fuel that the fleet so desperately needs. It's a beautiful fic, sweet and tender. I loved it, all of it. I love the kissing, it was hot and romantic and tender all rolled up together. I love the way Starbuck recognizes his feelings for Apollo through his physical actions, in a way that his rational brain never allowed him to realize. I think all the handholding and hugging is very romantic. I love the way Apollo craves Starbuck's touch, even a simple touch on the cheek or his hand in his hair. Her descriptions of him in their more tender moments were so beautiful. I have to admit that I am only familiar with the new show so I see Jamie Bamber
in her descriptions of Apollo, but they fit Jamie perfectly to me. It's all about opening up to love and how sweet that can be. Even if you don't watch Battlestar Galactica you can read it. The author gives enough back-story about the characters that the relationship will still be meaningful to you.Snow On The Sahara
. SPN vid R (also on YouTube
"This is a vid about the aftermath of evil!Sam, told from Dean's POV. " It is officially the vid that will make me watch Supernatural. I have resisted so far because I don't do horror(I scare way too easily and the show has been a bit intense for me) but this is so beautiful I have to see more of the relationship. Plus Jensen is hot as fuck - that may be my real reason. There is hurt and angst and kissing and hugging - the vidder uses several manips and they are so good I really couldn't tell if they were manips or part of the show. Absolutely gorgeous. I usually don't do vid slash because fic can be so much more graphic (thus so much more fun :) and I'm not really into Wincest, but this one was done so well it just melted my heart.
So Snow was the straw that broke the camel's back, but strippedpink
fics have been buttering me up for the fall. Particularly her New OTP 'Verse
. NC-17. It's amazingly sexy. It's Smallville-era!Jensen and Gilmore Girls-era!Jared and how they get together before the show. It's got really
sexy dialog and it's hot and dirty and just so good.
I recently heard my first podfic
. It was Rebuilding Babel
, read by wintercreek
. SGA McKay/Sheppard, R:
Rodney is injured and looses the ability to understand language, and to speak it. John helps him learn to use an ancient tool to communicate in a very unusual way. She utterly breaks Rodney down to his very core and exposes his soul, and then gives him John to rebuild himself around. It's so beautiful in a heartwrenching way. Brilliant concept, and so well written. Dramatic with lots of angst, but also the occasional funny part to lighten the mood. Very well read, the reader lends an urgency to the story that is spot on. I loved it and stayed up way too late to finish it.Dog Tag Porn
- SGA fic McKay/Sheppard NC-17:
Major submission by Rodney, heavy BDSM and an unusual collar. I love the way the author gets inside their heads. Rodney's submission feels real and makes *me* feel like flying, and John's so perfect as the top who knows how to push all of Rodney's buttons, as the one in charge. So so good.Submission Games
By R. Cooper
- CSI fic NC-17 Nick/Greg: Greg comes home early and Nick is surprised by some things, namely Greg in a skirt and collar. Crossdressing, kink, first time for Nick, minor D/s issues. I really love the way this one is written. Nick is shocked to find out about this side of Greg, and the shock and later anticipation just comes through so well in the writing. It feels exhilarating to read about Nick discovering how much he responds to Greg.
You can find more of the fic that I love at my delicious account
, and check out my 5star tag
for my absolute favorites.