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. 30th, 2005


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

Oct. 27th, 2005


Stargate SG-1

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.


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

I rate this fic: This Is The Best Shit

Oct. 23rd, 2005


Stargate SG-1

Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Title: The Appearance of Objects in Depth
Author: Komos  ([info]paian)
Genre: Slash, Established Relationship, Angst, First Time, Friendship, Torture, Non-Con
Pairing/Characters: Sam Carter, Jack/Daniel
Rating: NC17
Warnings: graphic retelling of Torture/Rape; voyeurism
Spoilers: Through Season Eight

Notes: Carter is kidnapped and shown in graphic detail exactly why she should not be loyal to General O'Neill or Stargate Command.  Excellent portrayal of Sam Carter.  She's a full, rounded character, with conflicting emotions, and an unwavering faith in her friends.  An intense fic, but well worth the read.  (For that matter, everything by [info]paian is.)

Oh, yeah, and the sex is freakin' hot! The following excerpt gives you a taste of the scene in which Jack and Daniel have the most intense session of clothed frottage (without moving!) that I think I've ever read - ever.


To surveillance, it would look like a prolonged hug )

I rate this fic: This Is The Best Shit

December 2007




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