May. 28th, 2006


Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Fandom: Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Title: Standard Procedure
Author: Nyssa
Genre: Slash, First Time, AU
Pairing: Napoleon/Illya
Rating: NC17
Warnings: Bondage, Dom/sub
Spoilers: None

Notes: This is an alternate version of Illya and Napoleon's introduction.  A new policy states that candidates for field agent be 'receptive to one's own sex' when duty demands such activities of them.  Napoleon has been assigned the task of researching the private life and personal proclivities of the new guy in the Research and Development Department, to discover if he could be a good candidate for the position.  So Napoleon goes exploring, and finds out a few things about himself along the way. 



I rate this fic: I Like This One


Oz/Alias Crossover

Fandoms: Oz/Alias
Series: Cat and Mouse
Title: Cat and Mouse, With Teeth
Author: Sistersleep ([info]visionofblue)
Genre: Slash, First Time, PWP, Angst, AU
Pairing: Keller/Sark
Rating: NC17
Warnings: Dark
Spoilers: None

Notes: I don't know a thing about Alias, except what Sistersleep and a few others have told me, but I love the character of Sark.  It's almost enough to get me into a new fandom, but I'm holding out, for the moment.  This AU is pure sex - hot, steamy and dangerous.  A perfect combination.  I love Keller, so real, so deadly, so in character, and I've been told that Sistersleep has captured Sark just as well.  I'm not surprised.  She's good like that.  So if you like your sex just shy of lethal, this is a good combination for you.  There are only the two right now, and she's said that there won't be more, but I keep my fingers crossed, 'cause I'd love to see another one, and besides, she has been known to give in to peer pressure...let her know if you like these, you never know.

Excerpt: From Cat and Mouse

I rate this fic: Pretty Damn Good

Jan. 28th, 2006



Fandom: X-Files 
Title: The Adversary
Author: Xanthe ([info]xanthelj)
Genre: Slash, Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Drama, AU, Novel Length 
Pairing: Mulder/OMC, Mulder/Others, Mulder/Skinner
Rating: NC17
Warnings: NonCon, Rape, Torture - Physical and Psychological, BDSM, Bondage, Extreme Violence
Spoilers: Don't remember any.

Notes:  This is an extremely intense story. It was the first fic I'd read by Xanthe, and one of the earliest X-Files stories I'd ever read.  It pretty much defined Mulder Bashing for me. But as hard as it was to read, I couldn't stop.  I'd pretty much figured out the whole deal about Mulder's lover from grad school, so that wasn't a big deal to reveal, but hey.  What's just one more step on the way to Mulder's eventual capitulation.  And from the way he was treated, I couldn't see it going down any other way. 

Even so, I kept telling myself how smart Mulder was, and how he could manage to keep his sanity throughout this whole breaking down process; and the fact that he managed to continue to work his way into his Adversary's mind at the same time gave me hope...albeit a very small amount.  By the time it's over, you'll be blinking your eyes and shaking your head, too.  I know I was.  It's the case of the car accident that you just can't look away from as you drive past.  So you back up and park, get out of the car and go poking around.  You just can't help yourself.

About the AU.  Something in Mulder's past is changed, but it does not effect the present day of the fic.  Mulder still works for Skinner and his partner is still Scully.  The Cigarette Smoking Man is there turning the screws as usual, and the Rat Bastard is hanging out, being totally unpredictable - also as usual.   If you don't mind a bit of torture, you've got a solid stomach, and you like a lot of Mulder Torture - this is the fic for you.  And no, I don't know what it says about me, that I've read this one more than once...well, more than twice, okay?


He had to accept, for now at least, that he was at someone else’s mercy )

I rate this fic:  Pretty Damn Good

Nov. 13th, 2005


Stargate SG-1

Fandom: Stargate SG-1 
Title: Driving Me Crazy
Author: Ximeria  ([info]ximeria)
Genre: Slash, First Time, Hurt/Comfort, Slight AU
Pairing:  Jack/Daniel
Rating: R
Warnings: None
Spoilers: Through Season 8, Episode 2 - New Order, Part 2

Notes: There's an AU component to the fic, in that the begining of Season 8 doesn't happen quite this way, but it's rather close.  It's a road fic, kind of slowly paced, relaxed - and I just love the way Jack and Daniel just sort of gravitate to each other over the course of the trip.  Jack has the press hounding him, thinking that he has something to do with the fire fight that took place over Antartica at the end of Season 7, so Daniel snatches him out of their grasp and takes him on one last trip before he takes over his new post as head of SGC.  


The chirp-chirp of his cell phone pulled him back to the real world. )  

I rate this fic:  I Like This One


Nov. 29th, 2005



Fandom: NCIS
Series: Myths and Revelations
Author: Nix  ([info]crimsonquills)
Genre: AU, Slash, First Time, Angst, some Crossover, Humor, PWP, Drama, Established Relationship
Pairing/Characters:  Gibbs/DiNozzo
Rating:  PG through NC17  (each fic rated individually)
Warnings:  Guilty Secret - here there be Centaurs
Spoilers:  I don't think so.

Notes: Before I write anything else, I have to state a disclaimer, here:  the reason this is listed as a Guilty Secret has nothing to do with the quality of the writing, or the ingenuity of the author.  Nothing whatsoever.  It all has to do with the fact that I'm about to rec a series of fic about Centaurs.  Centaurs, dammit.  I had no intention to read this series in the first place, but I liked Nix' other work, and I just kept hearing about them, and one day, I just cracked.  I decided to read just one, just so I knew what it was all about.  Well, that wasn't enough.  So I read another.  And another.   And here I am.  Rec'ing a series about Centaurs.

First off, I had never really thought about the habits of Centaur.  It just wasn't something I ever comtemplated.  But, it makes perfect sense that every creature, human or otherwise, is to some extent, ruled by their nature.  So the nature of a Centaur is in some ways dictated by the fact of his equine ancestry.   That means that every herd is ruled by a Head Stallion, which by his very nature is aggressive, dominant, and always in charge.  Sound like someone you know?  Oh, yes.  We are indeed talking about Gibbs.

And if you know me well, at one point in the last paragraph you probably said, "Oh, so that's why Dusty is so into this."  And you would be right.  The operative word in the last paragraph?  Dominant.  Heh.  You know me too well.  And watching Tony deal with the Dominant/submissive issues that come along with a relationship with Gibbs is fascinating in and of itself.  But that's not all there is to these fic.  There's much more to it than that.

The search of a man for a place in this world to call his own; the search of someone, while being forced to hide his very nature from the rest of the world, to find a people to belong to and which belong to him:  these things are universal.  The fact that they happen to a mythological creature in a present day world not known for it's acceptance of the unusual, let alone the inexplicable, just adds to the difficulties he has to face.  And finding someone to share this burden with?  Not easy under the best of circumstances.  In a Law Enforcement agency affiliated with the  Military?   You might as well forget about it. 

The stories here range from the simple familiarity of a conversation between lovers, to PWP's, to complicated plots involving cases and family trauma on both sides, to dealing with fellow Stallions and aggressive humans.  They're always entertaining and well written, and I've yet to be disappointed by one.  Nix is actually borrowing the Universe these stories are based in from the Horses of Different Colors series by James Walkswithwind ([info]zortified) and [info]wolfling.   However, you don't need to have read that Series before starting Myths and Revelations; Nix has made them all self-explanatory. That series is actually a Huston Knights AU, but I have to admit, having never seen the show, I wasn't all that interested in the fic.  But don't worry, there'll be more about this Universe at a later point.  Heh heh heh heh...

Just so you know, Parts 1 & 2 are dependant on each other. They're both fairly short, though, so that's no real problem. All the rest of the Series can be read separately. I suggest you read them in order, thought; I think they're more enjoyable that way. Nix is currently writing story # 9 in the series, and I'm awaiting it anxiously, but I decided to go ahead and post this, since the link I'm giving you here should link-up to the new one when it's added to the NCIS Fanfic Archive.  Enjoy them, I know I do!

Excerpt:  From Part #3: Visited and Voiced

Gibbs, however, was not gone. )

I rate this series:  Pretty Damn Good


Nov. 5th, 2005



Fandom: X-Files 
Title: Joined At The Soul
Author: Diana Williams
Genre: Slash, Case File, Angst, AU, First Time, Hurt/Comfort
Pairing: Skinner/Mulder
Rating: NC17
Warnings: Murder and Multilation of Children - Non-Graphic
Spoilers:  Not that I'm aware of...

Notes: This AU takes place while Mulder is still in DC's Violent Crimes Unit, before the X-Files.  When his subordinates screw up the case of a suddenly high-profile Serial Killer, Skinner takes over, and meets the infamous Profiler Fox Mulder, who has been sent to help clear up the case.  As Mulder gets closer to the killer, he and Skinner begin to form a relationship built on mutual need, and respect.  The fic is built to dove-tail with canon - the author's idea is that Skinner and his wife were separated more than once before their divorce, and that this case file takes place during one of those times.

Don't be alarmed that on Diana Williams' site, she actually advertises the fic as Part One of a series.  Obviously, she changed her mind about that, because there is no Part Two that I can find.  But it doesn't matter.  This fic stands on it's own.  No sequel is needed.  It would have been nice, just because I like this world, and Mulder and Skinner's interaction in it.  But you don't need to worry about missing anything.   It is complete in and of itself.

One thing that threw me all the way through - the name of one of the Serial Killer's last victims?  Miguel Alvarez.  Which won't mean a thing, unless you happen to watch HBO's Oz.  Which you may have noticed from my recs, I do.  And not only that , but on OzMiguel Alvarez is one of my favorite everytime they mention him, it kind of throws me right out of the story, for just a second or two, you know?  It's weird.  But still, I really enjoy this fic, every time I read it...


Skinner picked up the phone. )

I rate this fic:  Pretty Damn Good

Oct. 29th, 2005


Stargate SG-1

Stargate SG-1
Title: An Echo of Freedom
Author: Quinn
Genre: Slash, Angst, AU, Hurt/Comfort
Pairing: Jack/Daniel
Rating: NC17
Warnings: Non-Con, Violence, Issues of Consent
Spoilers: None

Notes: This story takes place in an Alternate Universe where the military has a stronger presence both in life in general, and the Stargate in specific.  The military stuck around and estabilshed a base on Abydos, and when in a huge battle between the Goa'uld and the military, a good portion of the human population of the planet were destroyed or left homeless, Daniel opted to stay and help care for the surviors instead of return to Earth.  He was branded as a traitor, and is now the property of the man who turned him in - Colonel Jack O'Neill. 

Daniel struggles to keep his sanity and dignity in a world where his entire life is controled by the military, and his very survival is in the hands of those he hates and despises.  He's protected (in some ways) by O'Neill, but his status as a prisoner, leaves him open to abuse and mistreatment, accepted by all as his due for his "betrayal" of his own race.   Every night he dreams of his wife and freedom, only to wake to a world of despair from which he sees no chance of escape, except death.

I love this story.  It's bleak, and filled with horror, but Daniel's struggles to keep his dignity, and Jack's efforts to find a way to reach through to him, make this Universe real to me.  There really can be no truly happy ending, here, Daniel is always going to be a prisoner - no matter what happens.  But you hope all the way through that the two can at least find some balance that can keep them both alive and help them find some peace in their lives. 

For some reason, Quinn has taken her fiction off Area 52, but I found  this copy on The Angst Archive, thank goodness.  I saved a copy for myself.  I really don't want to lose this fic.  Quinn used to have more fic on Area 52.  If anyone knows of a website, or another archive where more of her fic is kept, please let me know!


Daniel rolled over and pushed himself up from the mattress. )

I rate this fic: Pretty Damn Good

Oct. 28th, 2005


Stargate: Atlantis

Stargate: Atlantis
Title: Intersections
Author: Kaneko  ([info]kaneko)
Genre: First Time, AU, Slash, Angst, Humor
Pairing: Sheppard/McKay
Rating: NC17
Warnings: none
Spoilers: Through Season 1, Rising

Notes: This is a great AU.  It gives wonderfully detailed backstory for both Sheppard and McKay, with richly written original characters like both Rodney's and John's mothers.  You know where McKay gets his social skills once you've met his mother.  And why John has no one he wants to communicate with back on Earth, when you meet his.  And I love the way John and McKay get together, here.  Everything makes sense.  Well written.  Funny.  It's long, but I've read it three or four times at least.  Worth the effort.


Rodney once got a black mark for doing Evan Johnson's math homework in Grade Five. )

I rate this fic: Pretty Damn Good

Oct. 27th, 2005



Title: 23 Leroy Street
Author: Dorilon  ([info]callmerizzo)
Genre: Slash, AU, Angst
Pairing: Beecher/Keller, Beecher/OC, Keller/OC
Rating: NC17 (most of the time)
Warnings: WIP, Rough Sex, Some Bondage
Spoilers: Dori tosses the canon out the window around Season Two, Episode 3  Great Men

Notes: In this version, Keller never got arrested.  Beecher and Schillinger continue trying to kill each other, and screwing up each other's lives, but eventually, Beecher gets paroled.  He finds it difficult dealing with life on the outside.  He finds his own unique ways to deal with the pressures of the Real World.  I love this Alternate Universe.  I think this is my favorite interpretation of Toby outside of canon.  He's real, raw, and full of pain, and looking for some way to ease it.  It just seems to work for me.

It is a WIP.  I don't like to rec WIPs, but I just love the first chapters of this so much.  I can just read them over and over, and I have, even before I knew she was still writing it, (although at a rather slow pace.)  I don't care.  I'll take what I can get.


A late Friday night in an early September )

I rate this fic: Pretty Damn Goood 

And extra bonus: The Dusty Seal of Approval:  For my favorite portrayal of Tobias Beecher outside of Oz

December 2007




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