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May. 30th, 2006


[info]dustandroses

Firefly



Fandom: Firefly
Series: Glue
Author: Rebecca ([info]blueraccoon)
Genre: Slash, Drama, Angst, First Time, Hurt/Comfort
Pairing: Mal/Simon
Rating: PG - NC17
Warnings: BCSM, Dom/sub, Fisting
Spoilers: None, really

Notes: I usually go looking for Mal/Jayne when I look at Firefly fic, but since this was Rebecca, I thought I'd read at least the first one, and see if I wanted to read more.  I finished the entire series that night, and was sad it was over.  Then I read it again.  And today, I decided to rec it, and re-read it again...just looking for warnings and such I might have forgotten...or something like that, yeah, that's it.... 

As usual with Rebecca, it's not an easy journey, but it works for me.  The main pairing in the series may be Mal and Simon, but pretty much all the characters are represented.  And they all fit.  If it weren't for the sex and stuff, this could be an episode - or several episodes, really.  It's all about how everyone fits into the crew, the way they fit together is like a jigsaw, according to River, and Mal and Simon are missing pieces that the other can fill.  The whole crew is like that, really, they just fit.  And Rebecca makes it work, and makes it enjoyable to read at the same time.


Excerpt:  From Letting Go



I rate this Series:  Pretty Damn Good

May. 28th, 2006


[info]dustandroses

Stargate: SG-1



Fandom: SG-1
Title: Dare to Breathe
Author: The Grrrl, ([info]thegrrrl2002)
Genre: Slash, First Time, Hurt/Comfort, Angst
Pairing/Characters: Jack/Daniel
Rating: NC17
Warnings: None
Spoilers: None

Notes: One of my favorite stories by The Grrrl.  They're trapped off world, and captured and abandoned by native soldiers, during wartime.  The way they care for each other, and find happiness together is beautiful.  It's not that simple, the way they're drawn is complex and intriguing, and the story holds your attention all the way through.  This story just makes me happy.


Excerpt:


I rate this fic: Pretty Damn Good

 

[info]dustandroses

Stargate: Atlantis



Fandom: SGA
Series: The Shark Trilogy, The Shiver Trilogy
Title: The Shark Trilogy: Out of Sight, Obvious Place, Open Blade
Author:  Magus Minor  ([info]magus_minor)
Sequel Title: The Shiver Trilogy: Predator, Shiver, Frenzy
Sequel Author: Ellex ([info]ellex42)
Genre: Slash, First Time, Drama, Angst, Hurt/Comfort
Pairing: Sheppard/McKay
Rating: NC17
Warnings: Dark, BDSM, Violence
Spoilers: Season Two - general mentions of Ronon

Notes: Wow.  When the [info]sga_flashfic's Shark Challenge came up, those of us who like our fic a little on the dark side got lucky.  Not only did [info]magus_minor write an excellent trilogy but more than one person took her up on the opportunity to write their own fic based on hers.  They're all good, but [info]ellex42's trilogy is just as good, if not better than the originals.  Okay, so my bias is showing...there are really only two problems with the first three: they're too short, and there's not enough sex.   You know me.  I always go for the sex - especially when it's kinky sex.  And it's definitely kinky sex.

In the first trilogy, Magus Minor sets up the premise:  John just happens to be a lot darker than people think...he's a sadist, and he enjoys it, although he tries hard to hide it, for obvious reasons.   I can't explain how because it would be a big time spoiler, but Rodney finds out.  The first trilogy leaves us there, without a real resolution - which is why, I'm sure, that Magus Minor threw out the invitation to others to write their own sequels.  And here's where Ellex comes in.  She takes that premise, and has Rodney turn the tables on John, and let me tell you - it's hot as hell.  I'm not going to say any more, you'll just have to read them and find out for yourself.

Oh, yeah...I honestly can't tell you how happy it made me to have Magus Minor use Mac the Knife to tie her three fic together.  I love The Threepenny Opera.  And another thing: Ellex's Frenzy was written for the 2006 version of the Kink and Cliche Challenge.  Damn but that challenge has had some good shit come out of it!


Excerpt: from Out of Sight by Magus Minor



I rate these fic: Pretty Damn Good
 

[info]dustandroses

Oz



Fandom: Oz
Title: Sweet Motherfucking Dreams
Author: Sistersleep ([info]visionofblue)
Genre: Slash, Het, Hurt/Comfort
Pairing/Characters:  Simon Adebisi, Ryan O'Reily, Miguel Alvarez (every which way)
Rating: NC17
Warnings: Bondage, voyeurism
Spoilers: Through Season 2, Episode 1 - The Tip

Notes: I'm not really sure why I haven't rec'd Sistersleep before - I didn't realize I hadn't until just now.  So I'll take care of that.   This is another one of the Kink and Cliche fic from last year.  Her prompt were: something with leather and voyeurism, and she covered them rather well I think.  And a few others as well.  This takes place during The Tip, when Adebisi is suffering from withdrawl and is restrained in his hospital bed.   When Alvarez slips him a pill to ease the pain, his drug-induced dream is fascinating, chilling and totally hot all at the same time.


Excerpt:




I rate this fic: Pretty Damn Good
 

Jan. 31st, 2006


[info]dustandroses

NCIS



Fandom: NCIS
Series: Applied Psychology
Author: Rebecca ([info]blueraccoon)
Genre: Slash, Het, Angst, Drama, Smut, First Time, Hurt/Comfort
Pairing: Gibbs/Abby, Gibbs/Abby/Tony, Gibbs/Tony
Rating: NC17
Warnings: BDSM, Dom/sub, bondage
Spoilers: At least through Frame Up, Season 3, Episode 9

Notes: There may be those of you out there wondering why I'm rec'ing a series that (for the first three parts, at least) is exclusively Het.  Yeah, I'm wondering that myself.  Well, no, I'm not really wondering - there are a bunch of good reasons: Rebecca wrote it; it's BDSM, with a heavy dose of Dom/sub; it's not only got Gibbs in it, but it's got Abby, too.  Those are all pretty damn good reasons on their own.  And then, she brings Tony into the mix in Control Theory and okay, I'm hooked.   I tried to fight it.  I didn't read any of them for the longest time, but I finally sucumbed, and here I am, the very next week, rec'ing it for the second week in a row.  (I rec'd it last Wednesday, in my Smut Day post, so some of you may have seen this already.  Sorry.)

This rec has taken forever to write.  Why, you ask?  Because as I added each fic to the listing above, I re-read it.  Yeah.  I couldn't help myself.  Well, that just means it really must belong here, right?  Since I only rec fic I'm willing to read more than once.  It definitely belongs here.  There's a very strong D/s theme, and you know by now how I feel about that.   And I absolutely adore Abby, so this series really makes me happy all the way around.  When she added Tony into the mix, Rebecca added a good dollop of angst and a plot line that extends past the bedroom.  Not essential for me, but it makes things interesting.  I love fic that are focused around Tony; I find his character fascinating, so that's even a bigger plus.

Jeez - I can't thing of anything about these fic that I don't like (well, except for that icky het thing, but hey, for Abby, I can even go for some het - I can deal with that.)  So I suggest you try them for yourself, and Enjoy!

ETA: The link at the top of the page is to the tag to the Applied Psychology Series on Rebecca's Journal. She has recently aquired a website and has added more fic to this series, but for some reason, I can't link to the page that has all of her Applied Psychology fic listed. So here's a link to the first one (Pavlovian Response), and they are linked together after that. Or you can go to her main NCIS page and on the right at the bottom, right above the link to the "60 Seconds" pieces is the link to the Applied Psychology Series.



Excerpt: 

The buckle was new, and stiff )


I rate these fic:  Pretty Damn Good

 

Jan. 28th, 2006


[info]dustandroses

X-Files


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?

Excerpt:

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


I rate this fic:  Pretty Damn Good


Dec. 18th, 2005


[info]dustandroses

Firefly



Fandom: Firefly 
Title: Like Describing The Alphabet
Author: Mosca ([info]mosca)
Genre: Slash, (Non-Explicit) FemSlash, (Non-Explicit) Het, Friendship, Angst, First Time, Romance, Humor, Established Relationship, Hurt/Comfort
Pairings/Characters: Mal/Jayne, Kaylee/Inara, Zoe/Wash, the crew of Serenity
Rating: NC17
Warnings: None
Spoilers:  Very minor spoilers for parts of the series.

Notes: So I was trying to get into the mood for writing my [info]slashfest Firefly fic, by reading some Mal/Jayne.  I figured it would be an easy way to work my way into the characterizations - that and watching a few episodes.  A form of painless mood adjustment.  (I'd just finished an NCIS fic and an X-Files fic, so I thought I could use a chance to get into the right mindset.)  I almost didn't read this one, because I recognized it when I started it, and thought I'd put it in the wrong favorites folder - Firefly Fics To Be Read vs Firefly Fics I've Already Read.  But I noticed Mosca mentioned that she'd written one version of the first scene for a ficathon, but that this was the fic that really needed to be written instead of that first version, so I kept reading.  Boy, am I glad I did.

It's not a short fic - took me most of the night to read - but it was well worth it.  This is much more than just a Mal/Jayne fic with sex...although there is a lot of nice, hot sex - no doubt about that.  But this is a story of the whole crew, revolving around Mal and Jayne, it's true, but they are all represented, and well done.  Every character is examined in their own way, and Mosca offers insight into each character with the same care she affords the two main characters.  And there is much insight, there.  I kept finding myself saying things like: "Now, why didn't I think of that?" and "Oooh, that's such a fascinating way of looking at this character's behavior."

And the feel of the series is kept intact.  The narrative style is similar to Mal and Jayne's cadences and inflections, but each character (and his/her voice) is well rounded, and they are all represented accurately, and with much care.  It's not an easy story - there are bumps and roadblocks and the story winds it's way along through them, until it finds it's resolution in the end, and despite the fact that things aren't perfect - you're satisfied that it works, and it all makes sense in the end.  There's not really much chance for a happily-ever-after in the Firefly 'verse, but this fic comes mighty close for me. 

Although I've only read this one once, so far, I am so positive that this one's a keeper, that I'm willing to rec it with only one reading under my belt.  If I wasn't so tired, and didn't really, really need to work on my fic today, I'd probably start reading this one again, right now.  I figure it will have to wait until the New Year, since I've still got about 6 holiday fic to write in the next 3 or 4 weeks, but I'll be reading this one again in January.  And I'll be glad of it.


Excerpt:
Turning in early, Jayne said. Don't wanna miss the show. )


I rate this fic:  Pretty Damn Good
 

Nov. 30th, 2005


[info]dustandroses

Original Fiction



Original Fiction

Fandom:  Original Fiction
Series: The Administration Series 
Author: Manna  ([info]ms_manna)
Genre:  SciFi, Mostly Slash, Some Het, Angst, Action/Adventure, Hurt/Comfort, First Time
Pairing: Val Toreth/Keir Warrick
Rating: G through NC17
Warnings: BDSM, Non-Con, "Issues of Consent", Violence, Torture, mention of Child Abuse

Notes:  This is a large series, with 3 novels, 3 novelas and 27 short stories. If that seems a bit daunting, I don't blame you.  Do what I did and take the author's advice:  The first six chapters of the first  novel (Mind Fuck), make a great short story called Virtual.  It introduces you to the characters, gives you some time with them, and if you aren't into them enough to keep reading, you can stop there.  If you are, there's a link to Chapter Seven at the end of Virtual.  You don't have to miss a beat, just keep reading. 

The world Manna has created is dark and disturbing, but at the same time, fascinating.  The characters are intriguing, and a complex mix of good and bad.  You love Val Toreth, even though sometimes you just want to smack him  a good one upside the head, and you root for Keir, even while you know he's going to make the wrong move, fall in love with the wrong guy...  As crazy as it is, you want those two to be together.  The plots are complicated and fascinating, the short pieces great glimpses into their lives, and the lives of their friends and families.  I avoided this series for a long time, thinking it was too big a project to take on - but believe me, once you've started, you'll want to read more.


Excerpt:  (From Mind Fuck)

Now... he said, pulling the pause out -  )


I rate this Series: Pretty Damn Good

Nov. 13th, 2005


[info]dustandroses

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.  


Excerpt:

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



I rate this fic:  I Like This One

 

[info]dustandroses

Stargate SG-1/Stargate: Atlantis Crossover


Fandom:  Stargate SG-1/Stargate: Atlantis  Crossover 
Title: East of Eden
Author: dirty diana ([info]dirty_diana)
Genre: Slash, Angst, Crossover, Hurt/Comfort
Pairing/Characters: Jack/Daniel, John Sheppard
Rating: NC17
Warnings: None
Spoilers: Stargate SG-1 Season 4, Episode 17 Absolute Power

Notes:  I have a thing for good Absolute Daniel fic.  The problem is, this is the first one I ever read, and it spoiled me.  I love the mood of this piece.  Kind of...I don't really know how to describe it.  It doesn't move really fast, there's a kind of relaxed air to it that's hard to reconcile with the fact that it's a story about Jack being a captive of the Daniel that Shifu describes in his "teaching dream."   But the fic moves at it's own pace, and I love the glimpses we see of Jack and Daniel together, of Jack's escape attempts and recaptures and of Jack watching football with his guard Major John Sheppard splitting his attention between the game and Jack.  I like the way dirty diana leaves so much of the action to our imaginations, and just gives us glimpses that fill in the gaps. 


Excerpt:

The day guard has a name )



I rate this fic: Pretty Damn Good

 

[info]dustandroses

Stargate SG-1


Fandom: Stargate SG-1 
Title: Congealed
Author: Kres  ([info]kres)
Genre: Slash, Angst, Hurt/Comfort?
Pairing: Jack/Daniel
Rating: NC17
Warnings: BDSM, Dark, Very Intense Consensual Violence
Spoilers: None

Notes: This is one of the hardest fics to describe - it's quite short, which is good, I think, because if it were longer, it might be too much to deal with.  But it gets the point across in a minimum of words.  No whips and chains involved, here, but the violence is shockingly real, and intense, and the first time I read this fic, I had to sit there and digest it for a bit.  Then I had to read it again.   Then I went and friended Kres, so I didn't miss anything else.  This one still blows me away, everytime I read it.


Excerpt:

...and yes, he is sure Jack is going to hit him now. )



I rate this fic:  Pretty Damn Good
The Dusty Seal of Approval for Just Plain Old Blowing My Shit Away

 

Nov. 2nd, 2005


[info]dustandroses

Stargate: Atlantis



Fandom:  Stargate: Atlantis
Titles: Over The Edge & Under The Skin
Author: Danvers  [info]sdraevn
Genre: Slash, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, Angst
Pairing: John/Rodney
Rating: PG & NC17
Warnings: Mention of torture
Spoilers:  Nothing specific, but Ronon is on the team, so it's got to be Season Two 

Notes: I really like Danvers' work - she was one of the reasons I started reading SGA fic in the first place.  (I'd read her SG-1 fic, and when she started writing SGA, I was tempted to read it.)   She wrote Under The Skin first, and I liked it a lot.  Well written, as usual, and I always enjoy the way she writes her characters - very insightful.  Then, she wrote a prequel (Over The Edge), so now we know a little more about how they got to where they are in Under The Skin.  I really love Over The Edge.  There's not a bit of Smut in it (yes, I know it's hard to believe that I read something without Smut, but hey, every once in a while, I can manage.)  But it's just so funny.  It really makes me laugh, out loud.  Not too many fic can do that.


Excerpt:  From Over The Edge

This is what it must be like to be a widow. )

I rate these fic:
Pretty Damn Good
 

Nov. 5th, 2005


[info]dustandroses

X-Files



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 characters...so 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...


Excerpt:

Skinner picked up the phone. )

I rate this fic:  Pretty Damn Good
 

Nov. 2nd, 2005


[info]dustandroses

Stargate: Atlantis



Fandom:
Stargate: Atlantis
Series: Alpha Centauri 
Author: Hth   [info]hth_the_first
Genre: Slash, Angst, First Time, Hurt/Comfort
Pairings: John/Rodney, Rodney/Ronon, John/Ronon, John/Rodney/Ronon
Rating: NC17
Warnings: None.
Spoilers: Through Season 2, Episode ? (It's an ongoing series, so just assume it's what ever is current.)

Notes: Okay, it's another ongoing Series.  But it's a really good one. If I had an OT3 in SGA...well hell, maybe I do have an OT3 in SGA, because I really never expected to like Rodney/Ronon as much as I do, but I really do.  Especially in Hth's series.  I like the way she portrays all three characters.  And that's the thing.  There's lots of really hot sex in this series, but that's not all of it.  She gets into the characters, and exposes them; their fears and insecurities, their confusion and frustration over misunderstandings and cultural differences, their needs and lust and passions.  It's all there, and you feel very strongly for all the characters involved.

ETA: Hth just added these to her website, so that's what I linked to. If she gets behind on updating her site, I'll try to remember to come back and put links to her journal for the newest parts.

ETA2 - I think this excerpt earns the title of the single longest excerpt in this journal. But it just had so many good (and funny) things in it, that I couldn't decide where to edit it. So you get the whole section, and a really good glimpse into why you should be reading this series. So, enjoy.


Excerpt:

Rodney put his hand over his face and groaned )



I rate this Series: Pretty Damn Good 
 

Oct. 30th, 2005


[info]dustandroses

Oz


Fandom:  Oz
Title: Scent
Author: [info]ozsaur
Genre: Slash, Angst, Hurt/Comfort, First Time
Pairing: Tobias Beecher/Andy Schillinger
Rating: NC17
Warnings: Consent Issues/Non-Con
Spoilers: Season 3, Episode 5 - US Male

Notes:
This is one of my favorite pairings in Oz...as odd as it seems.  He was only on for a short time, but Andy made quite an impact on me.  There's very little fic with him in it, so I'm always eager to read them when I find them.  This one has just the right amount of disillusioned and bitter Beecher and hurt and angry, but eager to please young Andy.  This fic sends chills up my spine. 


Excerpt:

But the scent was there, milk and sunshine )



I rate this fic: Pretty Damn Good

Oct. 28th, 2005


[info]dustandroses

NCIS/Stargate SG-1 Crossover



Fandom: NCIS/Stargate SG-1 Crossover
Title: Stardust
Author: Kikkimax  (userinfokikkimax)
Genre: PreSlash, Angst, Crossover, Case File, Hurt/Comfort, Friendship
Pairing/Characters: Daniel/Tony, Gibbs, Kate, Abby, Ducky, O'Neill
Rating: R
Warnings: Talk of Torture
Spoilers: NCIS: Takes Place at the end of Season 1.
                Stargate SG-1: Takes place after Evolution, Part 2, Season Seven

Notes: Gibbs and his team are called in for an unusual murder case, and the only witness is the man the dead men had handcuffed to a chair at the time, surrounded by implements of torture.  The only problem?  An unfortunate case of amnesia: he can't remember a thing.  The team take him into protective custody as a material witness, while they try to help "John" (Doe) jog his memory.  The problem is,  the only flashes of memory he *does* have include watching a large, deadly firefight which includes a pyramid shaped "Spaceship." 

I'd never seen NCIS when I read this fic, and had absolutely no idea who they were.  By the time the fic was over (and it's a fairly long fic), I really wanted to know more about those guys.  That's when I started watching NCIS.  Yes, you have Kikkimax to blame for my current obsession with NCIS.  It's all her fault, okay?  Both casts are well drawn, perfectly believable and enjoyable characters, even if you don't get to see near as much of  SG-1 as you do NCIS.   Well, except for Daniel.  The plot is good and solid, the descriptions fascinating, and I can see why both the Stargate Fan Awards and the NCIS FanFic Awards voted this fic top Crossover. 

Excerpt: (Remember: "John Doe" is the name their amnesiac witness is going by.)

Gibbs threw out a hand to stop Tony )


I rate this fic: Damn Good Fic


Oct. 29th, 2005


[info]dustandroses

Stargate SG-1



Fandom: 
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!

Excerpt:

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



I rate this fic: Pretty Damn Good
 

Oct. 27th, 2005


[info]dustandroses

Oz

Fandom: Oz
Series: The Palm of God's Hand
Titles: The Palm of God's Hand, The Palm of God's Hand  II: Lord of the Dance
Author: Nicole S.
Genre: Slash, Angst, First Time, Hurt/Comfort
Pairing: Beecher/ O'Reily
Rating: NC17
Warnings: None
Spoilers: Through Season 2, Episode 1, The Tip

Notes: The Palm of God's Hand takes a closer look at the somewhat intimate relationship that Beecher and O'Reily seemed to share during the first Season of the show.  Always touching each other, getting high, wrapped around each other, enjoying their time together.  Part II deals with the time directly before and during the riot at the end of Season One, and the way that impacted their relationship after the riot. 

Having spent close up and personal time with my betas, I kind of wish I could  have shared them with Nicole - she tends to switch tenses, and wander a bit on occasion, but it doesn't hurt my enjoyment of her fic.  You can feel the way Beecher and O'Reily enjoy themselves together, she captures their fun and exuberance, slipping in and out of intimacy easily with the aid of the drugs - and always in character.  It just feels right.

Excerpt:

When he got out of the hole )

I rate this fic: 
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[info]dustandroses

Stargate SG-1


Fandom:
Stargate SG-1
Title: For Now
Author: Komos  ([info]paian)
Genre: Slash, Angst, Hurt/Comfort, First Time
Pairing: Jack/Daniel
Rating: NC17
Warnings: alludes past torture
Spoilers: Set after Season 7, Episode 12 - Evolution Pt. 2

Notes: This is an incredible story.  Beautifully written, incredibly detailed and the characters are so well drawn.  Jack is the ex-BlackOps Colonel that I love to read about.  Professional, hard-edged, strong but capable of caring and love - she's written him just the way I like him.  The way he and Daniel communicate with just a touch, a look, a lift of the eyebrow, fingers on a racing pulse, and everything is clear to them.  But not just beautiful - damn is it hot, too!  

If you haven't read this, you really should.  And don't be scared off by the fact that she says it's the beginning of a longer fic.  It's perfectly complete as is.  And once you've read it, you'll be glad she has more in mind.  You want to see more of these two.  You miss them when they're gone.  Sign of a good fic, in my book. 

The excerpt  bellow gives us a glimpse of  yet another side of Komos, her humor, and her excellent ear, capturing everyone's voices just as clearly as she does Jack's and Daniel's.  In the scene before this one, Jack has been taking out his anger on the innocent gym equipment, since the men who tortured Daniel are dead, and beyond his reach.  Then Teal'c shows up and helps him get rid of his aggressions.

Excerpt:

Daniel half-woke to hear Janet's voice, Jack's, Teal'c's. )



I rate this fic: This Is The Best Shit
 

[info]dustandroses

Stargate SG-1



Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Title: Forced Perspectives
Author: [info]tenaya
Genre: Slash, Angst, Hurt/Comfort, First Time
Pairing:  Daniel/OMC, Jack/Daniel
Rating: NC17
Warnings: Non-Con
Spoilers: Through Season 3, Episode 7: Point of View

Notes: Daniel is kidnapped by an Alternate Universe Jack O'Neill by way of the Quantum Mirror. You know, I really like this fic, but I often feel that at the end, Daniel's behavior is a little bit off.  But that's just me, and it obviously doesn't stop me from reading it all the time, so I'm probably being a bit nit-picky, here.  After all, Daniel's been through a hell of a lot in the last two days, how the hell would I know how he'd act?  Anyway, it's definitely worth reading...more than once.

Excerpt:

Hey! )


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