Fanvid: Wild Child by calapine (PG-13)

  • Jun. 30th, 2013 at 6:20 PM
Squeezing in one last entry for Alternative Media Week!

Title: Wild Child
Fandoms: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Doomsday, X-Men, Battlestar Galactica, Merlin, The Last Legion, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Robin Hood (BBC), V for Vendetta, Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of the Rings, Doctor Who, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, 28 Days Later, Children of Dune, Legend of the Seeker, Blake's 7, Star Wars: A New Hope, Terminator: Salvation, Babylon 5, Farscape, The X-Files, Torchwood, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Smallville, Superman II, Pan's Labyrinth, The Sarah Jane Adventures, Peter Pan, Star Trek: First Contact, Enterprise, Underworld, Terminator II: Judgement Day, Aliens, Survivors, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Star Trek, Stargate: Atlantis, Batman Returns, Resident Evil, The Matrix, Star Trek 09, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Ashes to Ashes, Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, Children of Men, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Star Trek: Voyager.
Pairing: Gen
Categories: Action/adventure, women being awesome!
Length: 3:48 minutes
Warnings: None

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] calapine
Author Website: Unknown

Author's Summary:
A multi-fandom vid for [livejournal.com profile] halfamoon's celebration of female characters.

Review:
calapine makes an unconventional but beautiful choice with her song, and for something so epic in scope, she makes it impactful on a personal scale as well, and deeply uplifting. This tribute is amazing not only for its subject matter, but also for its diversity. Women are not just awesome when they are gorgeous and kick-ass and come out with both guns blazing, but they're also awesome when they're doing science experiments, or being brave, or making difficult decisions.

Women can be some of the most harshly judged characters on screen -- because often, women are their own harshest critics. This vid highlights some unexpected choices, and reminds us that every single woman is more than just the few seconds we see them on screen -- they each have their own stories.

Wild Child

Patterns by Nix (PG-13)

  • Sep. 13th, 2009 at 10:06 PM
Title: Patterns
Fandom: Babylon 5
Pairing: Marcus/Neroon
Categories: Romance
Length: Long
Warnings: None

Author on LJ:[livejournal.com profile] crimsonquills
Website: Crimsonquills.com

Review:
After the events of the Denn’sha, Marcus begins to heal and Neroon has four major revelations.

Similar to other stories in the Babylon 5 fandom, ‘Patterns’ is set around the events of the Denn’sha and what becomes of the relationship (or should I say non-relationship?) between Marcus and Neroon because of it. It’s a delightful story and one of my favorite versions of what happens post-battle between the two. They’re relationship, when it comes, doesn’t happen out of nowhere but begins with a friendship that blooms from their mutual respect of each other’s skills as a warrior and the drive to want to understand each other better. Marcus and Neroon both shine in this, as individual characters and as a couple, and make you believe that, in spite of how they met, they’re evenly matched in all the ways that count.

Patterns

Patterns by Nix (PG-13)

  • Sep. 13th, 2009 at 10:06 PM
Title: Patterns
Fandom: Babylon 5
Pairing: Marcus/Neroon
Categories: Romance
Length: Long
Warnings: None

Author on LJ:[livejournal.com profile] crimsonquills
Website: Crimsonquills.com

Review:
After the events of the Denn’sha, Marcus begins to heal and Neroon has four major revelations.

Similar to other stories in the Babylon 5 fandom, ‘Patterns’ is set around the events of the Denn’sha and what becomes of the relationship (or should I say non-relationship?) between Marcus and Neroon because of it. It’s a delightful story and one of my favorite versions of what happens post-battle between the two. They’re relationship, when it comes, doesn’t happen out of nowhere but begins with a friendship that blooms from their mutual respect of each other’s skills as a warrior and the drive to want to understand each other better. Marcus and Neroon both shine in this, as individual characters and as a couple, and make you believe that, in spite of how they met, they’re evenly matched in all the ways that count.

Patterns

Patterns by Nix (PG-13)

  • Sep. 13th, 2009 at 10:06 PM
Title: Patterns
Fandom: Babylon 5
Pairing: Marcus/Neroon
Categories: Romance
Length: Long
Warnings: None

Author on LJ:[livejournal.com profile] crimsonquills
Website: Crimsonquills.com

Review:
After the events of the Denn’sha, Marcus begins to heal and Neroon has four major revelations.

Similar to other stories in the Babylon 5 fandom, ‘Patterns’ is set around the events of the Denn’sha and what becomes of the relationship (or should I say non-relationship?) between Marcus and Neroon because of it. It’s a delightful story and one of my favorite versions of what happens post-battle between the two. They’re relationship, when it comes, doesn’t happen out of nowhere but begins with a friendship that blooms from their mutual respect of each other’s skills as a warrior and the drive to want to understand each other better. Marcus and Neroon both shine in this, as individual characters and as a couple, and make you believe that, in spite of how they met, they’re evenly matched in all the ways that count.

Patterns

Patterns by Nix (PG-13)

  • Sep. 13th, 2009 at 10:06 PM
Title: Patterns
Fandom: Babylon 5
Pairing: Marcus/Neroon
Categories: Romance
Length: Long
Warnings: None

Author on LJ:[livejournal.com profile] crimsonquills
Website: Crimsonquills.com

Review:
After the events of the Denn’sha, Marcus begins to heal and Neroon has four major revelations.

Similar to other stories in the Babylon 5 fandom, ‘Patterns’ is set around the events of the Denn’sha and what becomes of the relationship (or should I say non-relationship?) between Marcus and Neroon because of it. It’s a delightful story and one of my favorite versions of what happens post-battle between the two. They’re relationship, when it comes, doesn’t happen out of nowhere but begins with a friendship that blooms from their mutual respect of each other’s skills as a warrior and the drive to want to understand each other better. Marcus and Neroon both shine in this, as individual characters and as a couple, and make you believe that, in spite of how they met, they’re evenly matched in all the ways that count.

Patterns

Patterns by Nix (PG-13)

  • Sep. 13th, 2009 at 10:06 PM
Title: Patterns
Fandom: Babylon 5
Pairing: Marcus/Neroon
Categories: Romance
Length: Long
Warnings: None

Author on LJ:[livejournal.com profile] crimsonquills
Website: Crimsonquills.com

Review:
After the events of the Denn’sha, Marcus begins to heal and Neroon has four major revelations.

Similar to other stories in the Babylon 5 fandom, ‘Patterns’ is set around the events of the Denn’sha and what becomes of the relationship (or should I say non-relationship?) between Marcus and Neroon because of it. It’s a delightful story and one of my favorite versions of what happens post-battle between the two. They’re relationship, when it comes, doesn’t happen out of nowhere but begins with a friendship that blooms from their mutual respect of each other’s skills as a warrior and the drive to want to understand each other better. Marcus and Neroon both shine in this, as individual characters and as a couple, and make you believe that, in spite of how they met, they’re evenly matched in all the ways that count.

Patterns

Patterns by Nix (PG-13)

  • Sep. 13th, 2009 at 10:06 PM
Title: Patterns
Fandom: Babylon 5
Pairing: Marcus/Neroon
Categories: Romance
Length: Long
Warnings: None

Author on LJ:[livejournal.com profile] crimsonquills
Website: Crimsonquills.com

Review:
After the events of the Denn’sha, Marcus begins to heal and Neroon has four major revelations.

Similar to other stories in the Babylon 5 fandom, ‘Patterns’ is set around the events of the Denn’sha and what becomes of the relationship (or should I say non-relationship?) between Marcus and Neroon because of it. It’s a delightful story and one of my favorite versions of what happens post-battle between the two. They’re relationship, when it comes, doesn’t happen out of nowhere but begins with a friendship that blooms from their mutual respect of each other’s skills as a warrior and the drive to want to understand each other better. Marcus and Neroon both shine in this, as individual characters and as a couple, and make you believe that, in spite of how they met, they’re evenly matched in all the ways that count.

Patterns

The Deep Sleep by Laurie M (PG-13)

  • Jun. 7th, 2009 at 4:54 PM
Title: The Deep Sleep
Fandom: Babylon 5
Pairing: Gen, John Sheridan/Delenn
Categories: Romance, Humor, Drama, Mystery, AU
Length: Super Epic
Warnings: None

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] abracax
Website: None

Review:
When Michael Garibaldi lands in MedLab, he's already overactive imagination gets pushed into overdrive. Suddenly, it's a world of gumshoes, stool-pigeons, doxies and dames, and it all started out as a nice little case of blackmail but after that ... it was murder...

While, admittedly, a good chunk of me is questioning whether I should label this a crack!fic – after all, the author does warn that it isn’t meant to be taken seriously – another part of me is quietly insisting ‘does it really matter?'. Written in classic noir fashion, The Deep Sleep and it’s follow-up, The Dark Curtain, are stories that you can really sink your teeth into. Filled with fabulous one-liners, pithy zingers, and the kind of mystery you usually find in hardboiled detective novels, Laurie M does a brilliant job of capturing the Babylon 5 characters in this altered setting and carefully mirroring them so nothing is lost.

All in all, I’d say that, much like Garibaldi, these stories are a great way to escape reality and relax into a good mystery.

The Deep Sleep
The Dark Curtain
[Those who enjoy these might also want to check-out the author's story listings for short stories based within this noir-styled universe].

The Deep Sleep by Laurie M (PG-13)

  • Jun. 7th, 2009 at 4:54 PM
Title: The Deep Sleep
Fandom: Babylon 5
Pairing: Gen, John Sheridan/Delenn
Categories: Romance, Humor, Drama, Mystery, AU
Length: Super Epic
Warnings: None

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] abracax
Website: None

Review:
When Michael Garibaldi lands in MedLab, he's already overactive imagination gets pushed into overdrive. Suddenly, it's a world of gumshoes, stool-pigeons, doxies and dames, and it all started out as a nice little case of blackmail but after that ... it was murder...

While, admittedly, a good chunk of me is questioning whether I should label this a crack!fic – after all, the author does warn that it isn’t meant to be taken seriously – another part of me is quietly insisting ‘does it really matter?'. Written in classic noir fashion, The Deep Sleep and it’s follow-up, The Dark Curtain, are stories that you can really sink your teeth into. Filled with fabulous one-liners, pithy zingers, and the kind of mystery you usually find in hardboiled detective novels, Laurie M does a brilliant job of capturing the Babylon 5 characters in this altered setting and carefully mirroring them so nothing is lost.

All in all, I’d say that, much like Garibaldi, these stories are a great way to escape reality and relax into a good mystery.

The Deep Sleep
The Dark Curtain
[Those who enjoy these might also want to check-out the author's story listings for short stories based within this noir-styled universe].

The Deep Sleep by Laurie M (PG-13)

  • Jun. 7th, 2009 at 4:54 PM
Title: The Deep Sleep
Fandom: Babylon 5
Pairing: Gen, John Sheridan/Delenn
Categories: Romance, Humor, Drama, Mystery, AU
Length: Super Epic
Warnings: None

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] abracax
Website: None

Review:
When Michael Garibaldi lands in MedLab, he's already overactive imagination gets pushed into overdrive. Suddenly, it's a world of gumshoes, stool-pigeons, doxies and dames, and it all started out as a nice little case of blackmail but after that ... it was murder...

While, admittedly, a good chunk of me is questioning whether I should label this a crack!fic – after all, the author does warn that it isn’t meant to be taken seriously – another part of me is quietly insisting ‘does it really matter?'. Written in classic noir fashion, The Deep Sleep and it’s follow-up, The Dark Curtain, are stories that you can really sink your teeth into. Filled with fabulous one-liners, pithy zingers, and the kind of mystery you usually find in hardboiled detective novels, Laurie M does a brilliant job of capturing the Babylon 5 characters in this altered setting and carefully mirroring them so nothing is lost.

All in all, I’d say that, much like Garibaldi, these stories are a great way to escape reality and relax into a good mystery.

The Deep Sleep
The Dark Curtain
[Those who enjoy these might also want to check-out the author's story listings for short stories based within this noir-styled universe].

The Deep Sleep by Laurie M (PG-13)

  • Jun. 7th, 2009 at 4:54 PM
Title: The Deep Sleep
Fandom: Babylon 5
Pairing: Gen, John Sheridan/Delenn
Categories: Romance, Humor, Drama, Mystery, AU
Length: Super Epic
Warnings: None

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] abracax
Website: None

Review:
When Michael Garibaldi lands in MedLab, he's already overactive imagination gets pushed into overdrive. Suddenly, it's a world of gumshoes, stool-pigeons, doxies and dames, and it all started out as a nice little case of blackmail but after that ... it was murder...

While, admittedly, a good chunk of me is questioning whether I should label this a crack!fic – after all, the author does warn that it isn’t meant to be taken seriously – another part of me is quietly insisting ‘does it really matter?'. Written in classic noir fashion, The Deep Sleep and it’s follow-up, The Dark Curtain, are stories that you can really sink your teeth into. Filled with fabulous one-liners, pithy zingers, and the kind of mystery you usually find in hardboiled detective novels, Laurie M does a brilliant job of capturing the Babylon 5 characters in this altered setting and carefully mirroring them so nothing is lost.

All in all, I’d say that, much like Garibaldi, these stories are a great way to escape reality and relax into a good mystery.

The Deep Sleep
The Dark Curtain
[Those who enjoy these might also want to check-out the author's story listings for short stories based within this noir-styled universe].

The Deep Sleep by Laurie M (PG-13)

  • Jun. 7th, 2009 at 4:54 PM
Title: The Deep Sleep
Fandom: Babylon 5
Pairing: Gen, John Sheridan/Delenn
Categories: Romance, Humor, Drama, Mystery, AU
Length: Super Epic
Warnings: None

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] abracax
Website: None

Review:
When Michael Garibaldi lands in MedLab, he's already overactive imagination gets pushed into overdrive. Suddenly, it's a world of gumshoes, stool-pigeons, doxies and dames, and it all started out as a nice little case of blackmail but after that ... it was murder...

While, admittedly, a good chunk of me is questioning whether I should label this a crack!fic – after all, the author does warn that it isn’t meant to be taken seriously – another part of me is quietly insisting ‘does it really matter?'. Written in classic noir fashion, The Deep Sleep and it’s follow-up, The Dark Curtain, are stories that you can really sink your teeth into. Filled with fabulous one-liners, pithy zingers, and the kind of mystery you usually find in hardboiled detective novels, Laurie M does a brilliant job of capturing the Babylon 5 characters in this altered setting and carefully mirroring them so nothing is lost.

All in all, I’d say that, much like Garibaldi, these stories are a great way to escape reality and relax into a good mystery.

The Deep Sleep
The Dark Curtain
[Those who enjoy these might also want to check-out the author's story listings for short stories based within this noir-styled universe].

The Deep Sleep by Laurie M (PG-13)

  • Jun. 7th, 2009 at 4:54 PM
Title: The Deep Sleep
Fandom: Babylon 5
Pairing: Gen, John Sheridan/Delenn
Categories: Romance, Humor, Drama, Mystery, AU
Length: Super Epic
Warnings: None

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] abracax
Website: None

Review:
When Michael Garibaldi lands in MedLab, he's already overactive imagination gets pushed into overdrive. Suddenly, it's a world of gumshoes, stool-pigeons, doxies and dames, and it all started out as a nice little case of blackmail but after that ... it was murder...

While, admittedly, a good chunk of me is questioning whether I should label this a crack!fic – after all, the author does warn that it isn’t meant to be taken seriously – another part of me is quietly insisting ‘does it really matter?'. Written in classic noir fashion, The Deep Sleep and it’s follow-up, The Dark Curtain, are stories that you can really sink your teeth into. Filled with fabulous one-liners, pithy zingers, and the kind of mystery you usually find in hardboiled detective novels, Laurie M does a brilliant job of capturing the Babylon 5 characters in this altered setting and carefully mirroring them so nothing is lost.

All in all, I’d say that, much like Garibaldi, these stories are a great way to escape reality and relax into a good mystery.

The Deep Sleep
The Dark Curtain
[Those who enjoy these might also want to check-out the author's story listings for short stories based within this noir-styled universe].

The Destiny Arc by Monica (PG-13/NC-17)

  • Apr. 26th, 2009 at 9:44 PM
I realized recently, much to my own chagrin, that I’ve been woefully neglectful of one of my favorite shows and fandoms so without further ado…

Title: The Destiny Arc
Fandom: Babylon 5
Pairing: Marcus/Neroon
Categories: Romance, Forced Marriage, Drama, AU
Length: Long
Warnings: Forced marriage...

Author on LJ: None that I could find...
Website: Monica's Place


Review:
Much like most sci-fi geeks out there, I absolutely adore Babylon 5. I’ve followed it faithfully through the original series, the spin-offs, the books, the comics, and the made-for-tv movies. Similar to the Star Wars fandom, it has fans who will follow it anywhere and cry out the shame when the studios shaft it (which they always do). It’s a flawed universe and, I’ll be honest, to the newcomer fairly cheesy (welcome to special effects in the early 90s) but well worth the time invested in it. For newcomers, I highly suggest you checking out on HULU.com, which hosts the first two seasons here. For those who can't use hulu.com or would like to learn about the universe, Wikipedia has a rather extensive write about about it and its character (include Marcus Cole and Neroon).

But I digress...

Based immediately after the events of the Denn'Sha (or fight to the death) between Marcus and Neroon, The Destiny Arc is an exploration into the reason why Neroon, the winner, did not kill Marcus after besting him, which was well within his rights, but allowed him to live and even offered him medical assistance. Most, if not all, of the fans of this pairing tend to use the Denn'Sha as a jumping off point for Marcus and Neroon's relationship, which is rather appropriate in my opinion, and Monica is no exception. Right from the beginning, she does a wonderful job of throwing the reader into the aftermath of the Denn'Sha, from the chaos to the recovery, and unlike most authors, doesn't leave us stewing over what-might-happen-when.

We, much like Marcus, are thrown into action even before the wounds stop aching and are forced to deal with not only Neroon kidnapping Marcus but a forced marriage between them. As one can imagine, everything between them is not sunshine and daises and Monica avoids the implausibility of having the characters suddenly fall into each other arms. Instead we are faced with challenges and revelations, anger and disbelief, resistance and encouragement, and even happiness and love. Even for non-fans, this is a fun and cheesy (in the best way!) read, though I admit that some of the terminology might be lost on you.

Destiny's Vision
Destiny's Promise
Destiny's Completion

The Destiny Arc by Monica (PG-13/NC-17)

  • Apr. 26th, 2009 at 9:44 PM
I realized recently, much to my own chagrin, that I’ve been woefully neglectful of one of my favorite shows and fandoms so without further ado…

Title: The Destiny Arc
Fandom: Babylon 5
Pairing: Marcus/Neroon
Categories: Romance, Forced Marriage, Drama, AU
Length: Long
Warnings: Forced marriage...

Author on LJ: None that I could find...
Website: Monica's Place


Review:
Much like most sci-fi geeks out there, I absolutely adore Babylon 5. I’ve followed it faithfully through the original series, the spin-offs, the books, the comics, and the made-for-tv movies. Similar to the Star Wars fandom, it has fans who will follow it anywhere and cry out the shame when the studios shaft it (which they always do). It’s a flawed universe and, I’ll be honest, to the newcomer fairly cheesy (welcome to special effects in the early 90s) but well worth the time invested in it. For newcomers, I highly suggest you checking out on HULU.com, which hosts the first two seasons here. For those who can't use hulu.com or would like to learn about the universe, Wikipedia has a rather extensive write about about it and its character (include Marcus Cole and Neroon).

But I digress...

Based immediately after the events of the Denn'Sha (or fight to the death) between Marcus and Neroon, The Destiny Arc is an exploration into the reason why Neroon, the winner, did not kill Marcus after besting him, which was well within his rights, but allowed him to live and even offered him medical assistance. Most, if not all, of the fans of this pairing tend to use the Denn'Sha as a jumping off point for Marcus and Neroon's relationship, which is rather appropriate in my opinion, and Monica is no exception. Right from the beginning, she does a wonderful job of throwing the reader into the aftermath of the Denn'Sha, from the chaos to the recovery, and unlike most authors, doesn't leave us stewing over what-might-happen-when.

We, much like Marcus, are thrown into action even before the wounds stop aching and are forced to deal with not only Neroon kidnapping Marcus but a forced marriage between them. As one can imagine, everything between them is not sunshine and daises and Monica avoids the implausibility of having the characters suddenly fall into each other arms. Instead we are faced with challenges and revelations, anger and disbelief, resistance and encouragement, and even happiness and love. Even for non-fans, this is a fun and cheesy (in the best way!) read, though I admit that some of the terminology might be lost on you.

Destiny's Vision
Destiny's Promise
Destiny's Completion

The Destiny Arc by Monica (PG-13/NC-17)

  • Apr. 26th, 2009 at 9:44 PM
I realized recently, much to my own chagrin, that I’ve been woefully neglectful of one of my favorite shows and fandoms so without further ado…

Title: The Destiny Arc
Fandom: Babylon 5
Pairing: Marcus/Neroon
Categories: Romance, Forced Marriage, Drama, AU
Length: Long
Warnings: Forced marriage...

Author on LJ: None that I could find...
Website: Monica's Place


Review:
Much like most sci-fi geeks out there, I absolutely adore Babylon 5. I’ve followed it faithfully through the original series, the spin-offs, the books, the comics, and the made-for-tv movies. Similar to the Star Wars fandom, it has fans who will follow it anywhere and cry out the shame when the studios shaft it (which they always do). It’s a flawed universe and, I’ll be honest, to the newcomer fairly cheesy (welcome to special effects in the early 90s) but well worth the time invested in it. For newcomers, I highly suggest you checking out on HULU.com, which hosts the first two seasons here. For those who can't use hulu.com or would like to learn about the universe, Wikipedia has a rather extensive write about about it and its character (include Marcus Cole and Neroon).

But I digress...

Based immediately after the events of the Denn'Sha (or fight to the death) between Marcus and Neroon, The Destiny Arc is an exploration into the reason why Neroon, the winner, did not kill Marcus after besting him, which was well within his rights, but allowed him to live and even offered him medical assistance. Most, if not all, of the fans of this pairing tend to use the Denn'Sha as a jumping off point for Marcus and Neroon's relationship, which is rather appropriate in my opinion, and Monica is no exception. Right from the beginning, she does a wonderful job of throwing the reader into the aftermath of the Denn'Sha, from the chaos to the recovery, and unlike most authors, doesn't leave us stewing over what-might-happen-when.

We, much like Marcus, are thrown into action even before the wounds stop aching and are forced to deal with not only Neroon kidnapping Marcus but a forced marriage between them. As one can imagine, everything between them is not sunshine and daises and Monica avoids the implausibility of having the characters suddenly fall into each other arms. Instead we are faced with challenges and revelations, anger and disbelief, resistance and encouragement, and even happiness and love. Even for non-fans, this is a fun and cheesy (in the best way!) read, though I admit that some of the terminology might be lost on you.

Destiny's Vision
Destiny's Promise
Destiny's Completion

The Destiny Arc by Monica (PG-13/NC-17)

  • Apr. 26th, 2009 at 9:44 PM
I realized recently, much to my own chagrin, that I’ve been woefully neglectful of one of my favorite shows and fandoms so without further ado…

Title: The Destiny Arc
Fandom: Babylon 5
Pairing: Marcus/Neroon
Categories: Romance, Forced Marriage, Drama, AU
Length: Long
Warnings: Forced marriage...

Author on LJ: None that I could find...
Website: Monica's Place


Review:
Much like most sci-fi geeks out there, I absolutely adore Babylon 5. I’ve followed it faithfully through the original series, the spin-offs, the books, the comics, and the made-for-tv movies. Similar to the Star Wars fandom, it has fans who will follow it anywhere and cry out the shame when the studios shaft it (which they always do). It’s a flawed universe and, I’ll be honest, to the newcomer fairly cheesy (welcome to special effects in the early 90s) but well worth the time invested in it. For newcomers, I highly suggest you checking out on HULU.com, which hosts the first two seasons here. For those who can't use hulu.com or would like to learn about the universe, Wikipedia has a rather extensive write about about it and its character (include Marcus Cole and Neroon).

But I digress...

Based immediately after the events of the Denn'Sha (or fight to the death) between Marcus and Neroon, The Destiny Arc is an exploration into the reason why Neroon, the winner, did not kill Marcus after besting him, which was well within his rights, but allowed him to live and even offered him medical assistance. Most, if not all, of the fans of this pairing tend to use the Denn'Sha as a jumping off point for Marcus and Neroon's relationship, which is rather appropriate in my opinion, and Monica is no exception. Right from the beginning, she does a wonderful job of throwing the reader into the aftermath of the Denn'Sha, from the chaos to the recovery, and unlike most authors, doesn't leave us stewing over what-might-happen-when.

We, much like Marcus, are thrown into action even before the wounds stop aching and are forced to deal with not only Neroon kidnapping Marcus but a forced marriage between them. As one can imagine, everything between them is not sunshine and daises and Monica avoids the implausibility of having the characters suddenly fall into each other arms. Instead we are faced with challenges and revelations, anger and disbelief, resistance and encouragement, and even happiness and love. Even for non-fans, this is a fun and cheesy (in the best way!) read, though I admit that some of the terminology might be lost on you.

Destiny's Vision
Destiny's Promise
Destiny's Completion

The Destiny Arc by Monica (PG-13/NC-17)

  • Apr. 26th, 2009 at 9:44 PM
I realized recently, much to my own chagrin, that I’ve been woefully neglectful of one of my favorite shows and fandoms so without further ado…

Title: The Destiny Arc
Fandom: Babylon 5
Pairing: Marcus/Neroon
Categories: Romance, Forced Marriage, Drama, AU
Length: Long
Warnings: Forced marriage...

Author on LJ: None that I could find...
Website: Monica's Place


Review:
Much like most sci-fi geeks out there, I absolutely adore Babylon 5. I’ve followed it faithfully through the original series, the spin-offs, the books, the comics, and the made-for-tv movies. Similar to the Star Wars fandom, it has fans who will follow it anywhere and cry out the shame when the studios shaft it (which they always do). It’s a flawed universe and, I’ll be honest, to the newcomer fairly cheesy (welcome to special effects in the early 90s) but well worth the time invested in it. For newcomers, I highly suggest you checking out on HULU.com, which hosts the first two seasons here. For those who can't use hulu.com or would like to learn about the universe, Wikipedia has a rather extensive write about about it and its character (include Marcus Cole and Neroon).

But I digress...

Based immediately after the events of the Denn'Sha (or fight to the death) between Marcus and Neroon, The Destiny Arc is an exploration into the reason why Neroon, the winner, did not kill Marcus after besting him, which was well within his rights, but allowed him to live and even offered him medical assistance. Most, if not all, of the fans of this pairing tend to use the Denn'Sha as a jumping off point for Marcus and Neroon's relationship, which is rather appropriate in my opinion, and Monica is no exception. Right from the beginning, she does a wonderful job of throwing the reader into the aftermath of the Denn'Sha, from the chaos to the recovery, and unlike most authors, doesn't leave us stewing over what-might-happen-when.

We, much like Marcus, are thrown into action even before the wounds stop aching and are forced to deal with not only Neroon kidnapping Marcus but a forced marriage between them. As one can imagine, everything between them is not sunshine and daises and Monica avoids the implausibility of having the characters suddenly fall into each other arms. Instead we are faced with challenges and revelations, anger and disbelief, resistance and encouragement, and even happiness and love. Even for non-fans, this is a fun and cheesy (in the best way!) read, though I admit that some of the terminology might be lost on you.

Destiny's Vision
Destiny's Promise
Destiny's Completion

The Destiny Arc by Monica (PG-13/NC-17)

  • Apr. 26th, 2009 at 9:44 PM
I realized recently, much to my own chagrin, that I’ve been woefully neglectful of one of my favorite shows and fandoms so without further ado…

Title: The Destiny Arc
Fandom: Babylon 5
Pairing: Marcus/Neroon
Categories: Romance, Forced Marriage, Drama, AU
Length: Long
Warnings: Forced marriage...

Author on LJ: None that I could find...
Website: Monica's Place


Review:
Much like most sci-fi geeks out there, I absolutely adore Babylon 5. I’ve followed it faithfully through the original series, the spin-offs, the books, the comics, and the made-for-tv movies. Similar to the Star Wars fandom, it has fans who will follow it anywhere and cry out the shame when the studios shaft it (which they always do). It’s a flawed universe and, I’ll be honest, to the newcomer fairly cheesy (welcome to special effects in the early 90s) but well worth the time invested in it. For newcomers, I highly suggest you checking out on HULU.com, which hosts the first two seasons here. For those who can't use hulu.com or would like to learn about the universe, Wikipedia has a rather extensive write about about it and its character (include Marcus Cole and Neroon).

But I digress...

Based immediately after the events of the Denn'Sha (or fight to the death) between Marcus and Neroon, The Destiny Arc is an exploration into the reason why Neroon, the winner, did not kill Marcus after besting him, which was well within his rights, but allowed him to live and even offered him medical assistance. Most, if not all, of the fans of this pairing tend to use the Denn'Sha as a jumping off point for Marcus and Neroon's relationship, which is rather appropriate in my opinion, and Monica is no exception. Right from the beginning, she does a wonderful job of throwing the reader into the aftermath of the Denn'Sha, from the chaos to the recovery, and unlike most authors, doesn't leave us stewing over what-might-happen-when.

We, much like Marcus, are thrown into action even before the wounds stop aching and are forced to deal with not only Neroon kidnapping Marcus but a forced marriage between them. As one can imagine, everything between them is not sunshine and daises and Monica avoids the implausibility of having the characters suddenly fall into each other arms. Instead we are faced with challenges and revelations, anger and disbelief, resistance and encouragement, and even happiness and love. Even for non-fans, this is a fun and cheesy (in the best way!) read, though I admit that some of the terminology might be lost on you.

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