Fighting Gravity by pantswarrior (PG-13)

  • Apr. 16th, 2011 at 7:24 PM
Posting on behalf of [livejournal.com profile] jane_elliot:

Title: Fighting Gravity by pantswarrior
Fandom: Star Trek Reboot
Pairing: Kirk/Spock
Categories: homeless, hurt/comfort, angst, drama
Length: Super!Epic (~140,000 words)
Warnings: references to pre-story xenophobia/racism

Author on LJ: n/a?
Website: n/a

Review:
After the events of the movie, Spock goes back to New Vulcan rather than joining the crew of the Enterprise. Five years later, Kirk runs into him again on Earth, only to discover that in the intervening years Spock had somehow ended up living on the streets.

I'm a sucker for homeless!fic for the same reasons I enjoy marriage of convenience fic: the inherent trust issues really speak to me and I love seeing two (relative) strangers interacting in close proximity and learning to adapt to each other. Both of those elements are heightened in this fic due to the fact that both Kirk and Spock are quite emotionally vulnerable, albeit for very different reasons. Mix in lots of great Spock Prime and Bones interactions as well as a very enjoyable appearance by Winona Kirk and you have a long, very satisfying novel.

Fighting Gravity

Fighting Gravity by pantswarrior (PG-13)

  • Apr. 16th, 2011 at 7:24 PM
Posting on behalf of [livejournal.com profile] jane_elliot:

Title: Fighting Gravity by pantswarrior
Fandom: Star Trek Reboot
Pairing: Kirk/Spock
Categories: homeless, hurt/comfort, angst, drama
Length: Super!Epic (~140,000 words)
Warnings: references to pre-story xenophobia/racism

Author on LJ: n/a?
Website: n/a

Review:
After the events of the movie, Spock goes back to New Vulcan rather than joining the crew of the Enterprise. Five years later, Kirk runs into him again on Earth, only to discover that in the intervening years Spock had somehow ended up living on the streets.

I'm a sucker for homeless!fic for the same reasons I enjoy marriage of convenience fic: the inherent trust issues really speak to me and I love seeing two (relative) strangers interacting in close proximity and learning to adapt to each other. Both of those elements are heightened in this fic due to the fact that both Kirk and Spock are quite emotionally vulnerable, albeit for very different reasons. Mix in lots of great Spock Prime and Bones interactions as well as a very enjoyable appearance by Winona Kirk and you have a long, very satisfying novel.

Fighting Gravity

Fighting Gravity by pantswarrior (PG-13)

  • Apr. 16th, 2011 at 7:24 PM
Posting on behalf of [livejournal.com profile] jane_elliot:

Title: Fighting Gravity by pantswarrior
Fandom: Star Trek Reboot
Pairing: Kirk/Spock
Categories: homeless, hurt/comfort, angst, drama
Length: Super!Epic (~140,000 words)
Warnings: references to pre-story xenophobia/racism

Author on LJ: n/a?
Website: n/a

Review:
After the events of the movie, Spock goes back to New Vulcan rather than joining the crew of the Enterprise. Five years later, Kirk runs into him again on Earth, only to discover that in the intervening years Spock had somehow ended up living on the streets.

I'm a sucker for homeless!fic for the same reasons I enjoy marriage of convenience fic: the inherent trust issues really speak to me and I love seeing two (relative) strangers interacting in close proximity and learning to adapt to each other. Both of those elements are heightened in this fic due to the fact that both Kirk and Spock are quite emotionally vulnerable, albeit for very different reasons. Mix in lots of great Spock Prime and Bones interactions as well as a very enjoyable appearance by Winona Kirk and you have a long, very satisfying novel.

Fighting Gravity

Fighting Gravity by pantswarrior (PG-13)

  • Apr. 16th, 2011 at 7:24 PM
Posting on behalf of [livejournal.com profile] jane_elliot:

Title: Fighting Gravity by pantswarrior
Fandom: Star Trek Reboot
Pairing: Kirk/Spock
Categories: homeless, hurt/comfort, angst, drama
Length: Super!Epic (~140,000 words)
Warnings: references to pre-story xenophobia/racism

Author on LJ: n/a?
Website: n/a

Review:
After the events of the movie, Spock goes back to New Vulcan rather than joining the crew of the Enterprise. Five years later, Kirk runs into him again on Earth, only to discover that in the intervening years Spock had somehow ended up living on the streets.

I'm a sucker for homeless!fic for the same reasons I enjoy marriage of convenience fic: the inherent trust issues really speak to me and I love seeing two (relative) strangers interacting in close proximity and learning to adapt to each other. Both of those elements are heightened in this fic due to the fact that both Kirk and Spock are quite emotionally vulnerable, albeit for very different reasons. Mix in lots of great Spock Prime and Bones interactions as well as a very enjoyable appearance by Winona Kirk and you have a long, very satisfying novel.

Fighting Gravity

Fighting Gravity by pantswarrior (PG-13)

  • Apr. 16th, 2011 at 7:24 PM
Posting on behalf of [livejournal.com profile] jane_elliot:

Title: Fighting Gravity by pantswarrior
Fandom: Star Trek Reboot
Pairing: Kirk/Spock
Categories: homeless, hurt/comfort, angst, drama
Length: Super!Epic (~140,000 words)
Warnings: references to pre-story xenophobia/racism

Author on LJ: n/a?
Website: n/a

Review:
After the events of the movie, Spock goes back to New Vulcan rather than joining the crew of the Enterprise. Five years later, Kirk runs into him again on Earth, only to discover that in the intervening years Spock had somehow ended up living on the streets.

I'm a sucker for homeless!fic for the same reasons I enjoy marriage of convenience fic: the inherent trust issues really speak to me and I love seeing two (relative) strangers interacting in close proximity and learning to adapt to each other. Both of those elements are heightened in this fic due to the fact that both Kirk and Spock are quite emotionally vulnerable, albeit for very different reasons. Mix in lots of great Spock Prime and Bones interactions as well as a very enjoyable appearance by Winona Kirk and you have a long, very satisfying novel.

Fighting Gravity

Fighting Gravity by pantswarrior (PG-13)

  • Apr. 16th, 2011 at 7:24 PM
Posting on behalf of [livejournal.com profile] jane_elliot:

Title: Fighting Gravity by pantswarrior
Fandom: Star Trek Reboot
Pairing: Kirk/Spock
Categories: homeless, hurt/comfort, angst, drama
Length: Super!Epic (~140,000 words)
Warnings: references to pre-story xenophobia/racism

Author on LJ: n/a?
Website: n/a

Review:
After the events of the movie, Spock goes back to New Vulcan rather than joining the crew of the Enterprise. Five years later, Kirk runs into him again on Earth, only to discover that in the intervening years Spock had somehow ended up living on the streets.

I'm a sucker for homeless!fic for the same reasons I enjoy marriage of convenience fic: the inherent trust issues really speak to me and I love seeing two (relative) strangers interacting in close proximity and learning to adapt to each other. Both of those elements are heightened in this fic due to the fact that both Kirk and Spock are quite emotionally vulnerable, albeit for very different reasons. Mix in lots of great Spock Prime and Bones interactions as well as a very enjoyable appearance by Winona Kirk and you have a long, very satisfying novel.

Fighting Gravity

Putting Out the Lantern by Arsenic (NC-17)

  • Dec. 21st, 2010 at 9:21 AM
Title: Putting Out the Lantern
Fandom: Bandom
Pairing: Bob/Jon/Spencer, Jon/Cassie, Bob/Spencer (hints of one-sided Tom/Jon)
Categories: angst, AU, Christmas, drama, established relationship, homeless, hurt/comfort
Length: Long (~23,000 words)
Warnings: discussion of homophobia, post traumatic stress disorder, character death

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] arsenicjade
Author Website: stories by arsenicjade

Review:
When Jon’s world is at its end, he leaves everything behind. For about a year he just wanders, escaping his past. Eventually he ends up at a bar. And Spencer finds him.

Okay, so there are parts of this story that are really fantastic. Jon’s back story and POV are both flawless. In fact everything having to do with Jon is pretty darn perfect. But because of that, all the rest of the characters seem to be more caricatures than anything else.

The plot is fairly intriguing, even if it isn’t the best execution. Again, it feels like the basic structure of the plot is there, only missing the details that would make this a truly great fic. This is still well worth the read, but it really would be better with another 10,000 words of character development added.

Putting Out the Lantern

Putting Out the Lantern by Arsenic (NC-17)

  • Dec. 21st, 2010 at 9:21 AM
Title: Putting Out the Lantern
Fandom: Bandom
Pairing: Bob/Jon/Spencer, Jon/Cassie, Bob/Spencer (hints of one-sided Tom/Jon)
Categories: angst, AU, Christmas, drama, established relationship, homeless, hurt/comfort
Length: Long (~23,000 words)
Warnings: discussion of homophobia, post traumatic stress disorder, character death

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] arsenicjade
Author Website: stories by arsenicjade

Review:
When Jon’s world is at its end, he leaves everything behind. For about a year he just wanders, escaping his past. Eventually he ends up at a bar. And Spencer finds him.

Okay, so there are parts of this story that are really fantastic. Jon’s back story and POV are both flawless. In fact everything having to do with Jon is pretty darn perfect. But because of that, all the rest of the characters seem to be more caricatures than anything else.

The plot is fairly intriguing, even if it isn’t the best execution. Again, it feels like the basic structure of the plot is there, only missing the details that would make this a truly great fic. This is still well worth the read, but it really would be better with another 10,000 words of character development added.

Putting Out the Lantern

Putting Out the Lantern by Arsenic (NC-17)

  • Dec. 21st, 2010 at 9:21 AM
Title: Putting Out the Lantern
Fandom: Bandom
Pairing: Bob/Jon/Spencer, Jon/Cassie, Bob/Spencer (hints of one-sided Tom/Jon)
Categories: angst, AU, Christmas, drama, established relationship, homeless, hurt/comfort
Length: Long (~23,000 words)
Warnings: discussion of homophobia, post traumatic stress disorder, character death

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] arsenicjade
Author Website: stories by arsenicjade

Review:
When Jon’s world is at its end, he leaves everything behind. For about a year he just wanders, escaping his past. Eventually he ends up at a bar. And Spencer finds him.

Okay, so there are parts of this story that are really fantastic. Jon’s back story and POV are both flawless. In fact everything having to do with Jon is pretty darn perfect. But because of that, all the rest of the characters seem to be more caricatures than anything else.

The plot is fairly intriguing, even if it isn’t the best execution. Again, it feels like the basic structure of the plot is there, only missing the details that would make this a truly great fic. This is still well worth the read, but it really would be better with another 10,000 words of character development added.

Putting Out the Lantern

Putting Out the Lantern by Arsenic (NC-17)

  • Dec. 21st, 2010 at 9:21 AM
Title: Putting Out the Lantern
Fandom: Bandom
Pairing: Bob/Jon/Spencer, Jon/Cassie, Bob/Spencer (hints of one-sided Tom/Jon)
Categories: angst, AU, Christmas, drama, established relationship, homeless, hurt/comfort
Length: Long (~23,000 words)
Warnings: discussion of homophobia, post traumatic stress disorder, character death

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] arsenicjade
Author Website: stories by arsenicjade

Review:
When Jon’s world is at its end, he leaves everything behind. For about a year he just wanders, escaping his past. Eventually he ends up at a bar. And Spencer finds him.

Okay, so there are parts of this story that are really fantastic. Jon’s back story and POV are both flawless. In fact everything having to do with Jon is pretty darn perfect. But because of that, all the rest of the characters seem to be more caricatures than anything else.

The plot is fairly intriguing, even if it isn’t the best execution. Again, it feels like the basic structure of the plot is there, only missing the details that would make this a truly great fic. This is still well worth the read, but it really would be better with another 10,000 words of character development added.

Putting Out the Lantern

Putting Out the Lantern by Arsenic (NC-17)

  • Dec. 21st, 2010 at 9:21 AM
Title: Putting Out the Lantern
Fandom: Bandom
Pairing: Bob/Jon/Spencer, Jon/Cassie, Bob/Spencer (hints of one-sided Tom/Jon)
Categories: angst, AU, Christmas, drama, established relationship, homeless, hurt/comfort
Length: Long (~23,000 words)
Warnings: discussion of homophobia, post traumatic stress disorder, character death

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] arsenicjade
Author Website: stories by arsenicjade

Review:
When Jon’s world is at its end, he leaves everything behind. For about a year he just wanders, escaping his past. Eventually he ends up at a bar. And Spencer finds him.

Okay, so there are parts of this story that are really fantastic. Jon’s back story and POV are both flawless. In fact everything having to do with Jon is pretty darn perfect. But because of that, all the rest of the characters seem to be more caricatures than anything else.

The plot is fairly intriguing, even if it isn’t the best execution. Again, it feels like the basic structure of the plot is there, only missing the details that would make this a truly great fic. This is still well worth the read, but it really would be better with another 10,000 words of character development added.

Putting Out the Lantern

Putting Out the Lantern by Arsenic (NC-17)

  • Dec. 21st, 2010 at 9:21 AM
Title: Putting Out the Lantern
Fandom: Bandom
Pairing: Bob/Jon/Spencer, Jon/Cassie, Bob/Spencer (hints of one-sided Tom/Jon)
Categories: angst, AU, Christmas, drama, established relationship, homeless, hurt/comfort
Length: Long (~23,000 words)
Warnings: discussion of homophobia, post traumatic stress disorder, character death

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] arsenicjade
Author Website: stories by arsenicjade

Review:
When Jon’s world is at its end, he leaves everything behind. For about a year he just wanders, escaping his past. Eventually he ends up at a bar. And Spencer finds him.

Okay, so there are parts of this story that are really fantastic. Jon’s back story and POV are both flawless. In fact everything having to do with Jon is pretty darn perfect. But because of that, all the rest of the characters seem to be more caricatures than anything else.

The plot is fairly intriguing, even if it isn’t the best execution. Again, it feels like the basic structure of the plot is there, only missing the details that would make this a truly great fic. This is still well worth the read, but it really would be better with another 10,000 words of character development added.

Putting Out the Lantern

Wednesday-verse by Arsenic (NC-17)

  • Nov. 10th, 2010 at 6:19 AM
Title: Wednesday-verse
Fandom: Bandom
Pairing: Frank/Gerard, Mikey/Ray, Bob/Spencer, Brendon/Jon/Ryan
Categories: angst, AU, BDSM, dark, doctor, drama, family, homeless, hurt/comfort prostitute, romance, Thanksgiving
Length: Super-Epic (~100,000 words)
Warnings:
“Wednesday Night Boys:” is a dark prostitute fic with a happy ending, but a long road to get there; torture; graphic dub-con; discussion of non-con; discussion of child-abuse (non-sexual); the prostitutes in this fic are somewhere between 17 and 19; STDs; violence; discussion of former substance abuse; discussion of homophobia
“Home is a Name:” in many ways this is a far less dark fic, but there are several truly dark parts to this fic as well; characters with HIV; former substance abuse; non-graphic discussion of sexual and non-sexual child abuse (ages 11-15)

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] arsenicjade
Author Website: stories by arsenicjade

Review:
Ryan and Spencer look out for each other. They have been for a while now. They don’t need anybody else. But when Brendon shows up at the next corner, that all changes, no matter how hard Ryan tries to make everything stay the same.

When Gerard needs to hire a new case-worker he’s absolutely certain there’s no chance he’ll find someone actually qualified who will work for the amount of money he’s able to spend. But then Frank shows up. And not only is he qualified, he’s also hot. Not that Gerard’s going to say anything about that.

Mikey’s just living his life, giving two hundred percent to the clinic and taking care of Gerard. He gave up dating a year ago, and tech Ray isn’t going to convince him to change his mind. No matter how sweet Ray is.

There is no question in my mind that this is a spectacular ‘verse. Even the short coda’s are wonderful. Arsenic does a fantastic job at hurt/comfort fic, and this honestly may be her best fic out there. That being said, I really don’t get why she has them in the order she does. From particulars of the stories, it seems clear that “Home is a Name” starts out at least a year before “Wednesday Night Boys,” ending about a month or two either side of the beginning. And because of that, the relationships that are already established in “Wednesday Night Boys” are just beginning in “Home is a Name.”

Other than that, this series is one of those overpowering ones that is just about the most brilliant thing ever written. Either of the main stories can actually be read on their own with no back story necessary. Each of the relationships is perfect in its own way. And none of them have any repetitions. The series is by no means over-long, although I will admit the Fall-Out Boys addition was completely gratuitous and unnecessary. All in all, a stunning LONG fic, just make sure to have some tissues handy.

Wednesday Night Boys
Home is a Name
Five O'Clock
Beginning of Wisdom
Precipitate
Buon Viaggio
Master List: Wednesday-verse

Wednesday-verse by Arsenic (NC-17)

  • Nov. 10th, 2010 at 6:19 AM
Title: Wednesday-verse
Fandom: Bandom
Pairing: Frank/Gerard, Mikey/Ray, Bob/Spencer, Brendon/Jon/Ryan
Categories: angst, AU, BDSM, dark, doctor, drama, family, homeless, hurt/comfort prostitute, romance, Thanksgiving
Length: Super-Epic (~100,000 words)
Warnings:
“Wednesday Night Boys:” is a dark prostitute fic with a happy ending, but a long road to get there; torture; graphic dub-con; discussion of non-con; discussion of child-abuse (non-sexual); the prostitutes in this fic are somewhere between 17 and 19; STDs; violence; discussion of former substance abuse; discussion of homophobia
“Home is a Name:” in many ways this is a far less dark fic, but there are several truly dark parts to this fic as well; characters with HIV; former substance abuse; non-graphic discussion of sexual and non-sexual child abuse (ages 11-15)

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] arsenicjade
Author Website: stories by arsenicjade

Review:
Ryan and Spencer look out for each other. They have been for a while now. They don’t need anybody else. But when Brendon shows up at the next corner, that all changes, no matter how hard Ryan tries to make everything stay the same.

When Gerard needs to hire a new case-worker he’s absolutely certain there’s no chance he’ll find someone actually qualified who will work for the amount of money he’s able to spend. But then Frank shows up. And not only is he qualified, he’s also hot. Not that Gerard’s going to say anything about that.

Mikey’s just living his life, giving two hundred percent to the clinic and taking care of Gerard. He gave up dating a year ago, and tech Ray isn’t going to convince him to change his mind. No matter how sweet Ray is.

There is no question in my mind that this is a spectacular ‘verse. Even the short coda’s are wonderful. Arsenic does a fantastic job at hurt/comfort fic, and this honestly may be her best fic out there. That being said, I really don’t get why she has them in the order she does. From particulars of the stories, it seems clear that “Home is a Name” starts out at least a year before “Wednesday Night Boys,” ending about a month or two either side of the beginning. And because of that, the relationships that are already established in “Wednesday Night Boys” are just beginning in “Home is a Name.”

Other than that, this series is one of those overpowering ones that is just about the most brilliant thing ever written. Either of the main stories can actually be read on their own with no back story necessary. Each of the relationships is perfect in its own way. And none of them have any repetitions. The series is by no means over-long, although I will admit the Fall-Out Boys addition was completely gratuitous and unnecessary. All in all, a stunning LONG fic, just make sure to have some tissues handy.

Wednesday Night Boys
Home is a Name
Five O'Clock
Beginning of Wisdom
Precipitate
Buon Viaggio
Master List: Wednesday-verse

Wednesday-verse by Arsenic (NC-17)

  • Nov. 10th, 2010 at 6:19 AM
Title: Wednesday-verse
Fandom: Bandom
Pairing: Frank/Gerard, Mikey/Ray, Bob/Spencer, Brendon/Jon/Ryan
Categories: angst, AU, BDSM, dark, doctor, drama, family, homeless, hurt/comfort prostitute, romance, Thanksgiving
Length: Super-Epic (~100,000 words)
Warnings:
“Wednesday Night Boys:” is a dark prostitute fic with a happy ending, but a long road to get there; torture; graphic dub-con; discussion of non-con; discussion of child-abuse (non-sexual); the prostitutes in this fic are somewhere between 17 and 19; STDs; violence; discussion of former substance abuse; discussion of homophobia
“Home is a Name:” in many ways this is a far less dark fic, but there are several truly dark parts to this fic as well; characters with HIV; former substance abuse; non-graphic discussion of sexual and non-sexual child abuse (ages 11-15)

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] arsenicjade
Author Website: stories by arsenicjade

Review:
Ryan and Spencer look out for each other. They have been for a while now. They don’t need anybody else. But when Brendon shows up at the next corner, that all changes, no matter how hard Ryan tries to make everything stay the same.

When Gerard needs to hire a new case-worker he’s absolutely certain there’s no chance he’ll find someone actually qualified who will work for the amount of money he’s able to spend. But then Frank shows up. And not only is he qualified, he’s also hot. Not that Gerard’s going to say anything about that.

Mikey’s just living his life, giving two hundred percent to the clinic and taking care of Gerard. He gave up dating a year ago, and tech Ray isn’t going to convince him to change his mind. No matter how sweet Ray is.

There is no question in my mind that this is a spectacular ‘verse. Even the short coda’s are wonderful. Arsenic does a fantastic job at hurt/comfort fic, and this honestly may be her best fic out there. That being said, I really don’t get why she has them in the order she does. From particulars of the stories, it seems clear that “Home is a Name” starts out at least a year before “Wednesday Night Boys,” ending about a month or two either side of the beginning. And because of that, the relationships that are already established in “Wednesday Night Boys” are just beginning in “Home is a Name.”

Other than that, this series is one of those overpowering ones that is just about the most brilliant thing ever written. Either of the main stories can actually be read on their own with no back story necessary. Each of the relationships is perfect in its own way. And none of them have any repetitions. The series is by no means over-long, although I will admit the Fall-Out Boys addition was completely gratuitous and unnecessary. All in all, a stunning LONG fic, just make sure to have some tissues handy.

Wednesday Night Boys
Home is a Name
Five O'Clock
Beginning of Wisdom
Precipitate
Buon Viaggio
Master List: Wednesday-verse

Wednesday-verse by Arsenic (NC-17)

  • Nov. 10th, 2010 at 6:19 AM
Title: Wednesday-verse
Fandom: Bandom
Pairing: Frank/Gerard, Mikey/Ray, Bob/Spencer, Brendon/Jon/Ryan
Categories: angst, AU, BDSM, dark, doctor, drama, family, homeless, hurt/comfort prostitute, romance, Thanksgiving
Length: Super-Epic (~100,000 words)
Warnings:
“Wednesday Night Boys:” is a dark prostitute fic with a happy ending, but a long road to get there; torture; graphic dub-con; discussion of non-con; discussion of child-abuse (non-sexual); the prostitutes in this fic are somewhere between 17 and 19; STDs; violence; discussion of former substance abuse; discussion of homophobia
“Home is a Name:” in many ways this is a far less dark fic, but there are several truly dark parts to this fic as well; characters with HIV; former substance abuse; non-graphic discussion of sexual and non-sexual child abuse (ages 11-15)

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] arsenicjade
Author Website: stories by arsenicjade

Review:
Ryan and Spencer look out for each other. They have been for a while now. They don’t need anybody else. But when Brendon shows up at the next corner, that all changes, no matter how hard Ryan tries to make everything stay the same.

When Gerard needs to hire a new case-worker he’s absolutely certain there’s no chance he’ll find someone actually qualified who will work for the amount of money he’s able to spend. But then Frank shows up. And not only is he qualified, he’s also hot. Not that Gerard’s going to say anything about that.

Mikey’s just living his life, giving two hundred percent to the clinic and taking care of Gerard. He gave up dating a year ago, and tech Ray isn’t going to convince him to change his mind. No matter how sweet Ray is.

There is no question in my mind that this is a spectacular ‘verse. Even the short coda’s are wonderful. Arsenic does a fantastic job at hurt/comfort fic, and this honestly may be her best fic out there. That being said, I really don’t get why she has them in the order she does. From particulars of the stories, it seems clear that “Home is a Name” starts out at least a year before “Wednesday Night Boys,” ending about a month or two either side of the beginning. And because of that, the relationships that are already established in “Wednesday Night Boys” are just beginning in “Home is a Name.”

Other than that, this series is one of those overpowering ones that is just about the most brilliant thing ever written. Either of the main stories can actually be read on their own with no back story necessary. Each of the relationships is perfect in its own way. And none of them have any repetitions. The series is by no means over-long, although I will admit the Fall-Out Boys addition was completely gratuitous and unnecessary. All in all, a stunning LONG fic, just make sure to have some tissues handy.

Wednesday Night Boys
Home is a Name
Five O'Clock
Beginning of Wisdom
Precipitate
Buon Viaggio
Master List: Wednesday-verse

Wednesday-verse by Arsenic (NC-17)

  • Nov. 10th, 2010 at 6:19 AM
Title: Wednesday-verse
Fandom: Bandom
Pairing: Frank/Gerard, Mikey/Ray, Bob/Spencer, Brendon/Jon/Ryan
Categories: angst, AU, BDSM, dark, doctor, drama, family, homeless, hurt/comfort prostitute, romance, Thanksgiving
Length: Super-Epic (~100,000 words)
Warnings:
“Wednesday Night Boys:” is a dark prostitute fic with a happy ending, but a long road to get there; torture; graphic dub-con; discussion of non-con; discussion of child-abuse (non-sexual); the prostitutes in this fic are somewhere between 17 and 19; STDs; violence; discussion of former substance abuse; discussion of homophobia
“Home is a Name:” in many ways this is a far less dark fic, but there are several truly dark parts to this fic as well; characters with HIV; former substance abuse; non-graphic discussion of sexual and non-sexual child abuse (ages 11-15)

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] arsenicjade
Author Website: stories by arsenicjade

Review:
Ryan and Spencer look out for each other. They have been for a while now. They don’t need anybody else. But when Brendon shows up at the next corner, that all changes, no matter how hard Ryan tries to make everything stay the same.

When Gerard needs to hire a new case-worker he’s absolutely certain there’s no chance he’ll find someone actually qualified who will work for the amount of money he’s able to spend. But then Frank shows up. And not only is he qualified, he’s also hot. Not that Gerard’s going to say anything about that.

Mikey’s just living his life, giving two hundred percent to the clinic and taking care of Gerard. He gave up dating a year ago, and tech Ray isn’t going to convince him to change his mind. No matter how sweet Ray is.

There is no question in my mind that this is a spectacular ‘verse. Even the short coda’s are wonderful. Arsenic does a fantastic job at hurt/comfort fic, and this honestly may be her best fic out there. That being said, I really don’t get why she has them in the order she does. From particulars of the stories, it seems clear that “Home is a Name” starts out at least a year before “Wednesday Night Boys,” ending about a month or two either side of the beginning. And because of that, the relationships that are already established in “Wednesday Night Boys” are just beginning in “Home is a Name.”

Other than that, this series is one of those overpowering ones that is just about the most brilliant thing ever written. Either of the main stories can actually be read on their own with no back story necessary. Each of the relationships is perfect in its own way. And none of them have any repetitions. The series is by no means over-long, although I will admit the Fall-Out Boys addition was completely gratuitous and unnecessary. All in all, a stunning LONG fic, just make sure to have some tissues handy.

Wednesday Night Boys
Home is a Name
Five O'Clock
Beginning of Wisdom
Precipitate
Buon Viaggio
Master List: Wednesday-verse

Wednesday-verse by Arsenic (NC-17)

  • Nov. 10th, 2010 at 6:19 AM
Title: Wednesday-verse
Fandom: Bandom
Pairing: Frank/Gerard, Mikey/Ray, Bob/Spencer, Brendon/Jon/Ryan
Categories: angst, AU, BDSM, dark, doctor, drama, family, homeless, hurt/comfort prostitute, romance, Thanksgiving
Length: Super-Epic (~100,000 words)
Warnings:
“Wednesday Night Boys:” is a dark prostitute fic with a happy ending, but a long road to get there; torture; graphic dub-con; discussion of non-con; discussion of child-abuse (non-sexual); the prostitutes in this fic are somewhere between 17 and 19; STDs; violence; discussion of former substance abuse; discussion of homophobia
“Home is a Name:” in many ways this is a far less dark fic, but there are several truly dark parts to this fic as well; characters with HIV; former substance abuse; non-graphic discussion of sexual and non-sexual child abuse (ages 11-15)

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] arsenicjade
Author Website: stories by arsenicjade

Review:
Ryan and Spencer look out for each other. They have been for a while now. They don’t need anybody else. But when Brendon shows up at the next corner, that all changes, no matter how hard Ryan tries to make everything stay the same.

When Gerard needs to hire a new case-worker he’s absolutely certain there’s no chance he’ll find someone actually qualified who will work for the amount of money he’s able to spend. But then Frank shows up. And not only is he qualified, he’s also hot. Not that Gerard’s going to say anything about that.

Mikey’s just living his life, giving two hundred percent to the clinic and taking care of Gerard. He gave up dating a year ago, and tech Ray isn’t going to convince him to change his mind. No matter how sweet Ray is.

There is no question in my mind that this is a spectacular ‘verse. Even the short coda’s are wonderful. Arsenic does a fantastic job at hurt/comfort fic, and this honestly may be her best fic out there. That being said, I really don’t get why she has them in the order she does. From particulars of the stories, it seems clear that “Home is a Name” starts out at least a year before “Wednesday Night Boys,” ending about a month or two either side of the beginning. And because of that, the relationships that are already established in “Wednesday Night Boys” are just beginning in “Home is a Name.”

Other than that, this series is one of those overpowering ones that is just about the most brilliant thing ever written. Either of the main stories can actually be read on their own with no back story necessary. Each of the relationships is perfect in its own way. And none of them have any repetitions. The series is by no means over-long, although I will admit the Fall-Out Boys addition was completely gratuitous and unnecessary. All in all, a stunning LONG fic, just make sure to have some tissues handy.

Wednesday Night Boys
Home is a Name
Five O'Clock
Beginning of Wisdom
Precipitate
Buon Viaggio
Master List: Wednesday-verse

Unholyverse by bexless (NC-17)

  • Oct. 20th, 2010 at 6:59 AM
Title: Unholyverse
Fandom: Bandom
Pairing: Frank/Gerard, Mikey/Ray
Categories: action/adventure, angst, AU, casefile, creature, dark, drama, family, fluff, friendship, homeless, horror, humor, hurt/comfort, mystery, priest, romance, supernatural, UST
Length: Super Epic (~187,000 words!)
Warnings: overwhelmingly religious theme, specifically catholic; torture; gore; stigmata; post traumatic stress disorder; blood; tearjerker; character death; these are horror stories people, and although there’s a happy ending it takes a heck of a long time to get there

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] bexless
Author Website: Bexless’ Strange Delight

Review:
When Frank gets his new tattoo, he really thinks his bad luck has finally changed. After all, she’s such a beautiful one, with all her wings torn. And then he starts feeling these inexplicable pains. Nothing can really stop them, that is, until he meets Gerard.

What I love about this ‘verse, truly, is the way the author obviously loves the characters. She writes each of the characters so perfectly, seriously, her voices couldn’t be better. The extent to which she makes them love each other is just breathtaking. And, for anyone who’s half as much a Buffy-geek as I am, there’s a running dialogue on Buffy throughout all three epic stories.

What’s really cool about this series is that, although each of these stories is a horror story, they’re all different types of horror story. There’s the spine-tingling story and the gory story and the tearjerker story. I would say that each story has a bit of an unexpected ending as well. And for once, the one-shots in the ‘verse are NOT to be missed. Coming at the end as they do, they actually tie the story up nicely. Also, I’ve included a link to the masterlist to this fic so you all can check out the beautiful artwork.

Again in my top ten stories, this fic is actually currently at the number one position. The way bexless deals with the religious aspects in this is simply perfect. It's so simple to find a couple facts about religion, but bexless went above and beyond, really getting the dilemmas a priest would have to deal with. It's so rare to find well-researched religion in fic, finding not only that but so much more makes this fic a step above the rest. (If you want to read this but don't want to cry like a baby, the first story works great as a dark little gen case-file fic.)

I Have Been All Things Unholy
Staring Through The Demons
Heaven Help Us
During Working Hours
Turning Point
masterlist: Unholyverse

Unholyverse by bexless (NC-17)

  • Oct. 20th, 2010 at 6:59 AM
Title: Unholyverse
Fandom: Bandom
Pairing: Frank/Gerard, Mikey/Ray
Categories: action/adventure, angst, AU, casefile, creature, dark, drama, family, fluff, friendship, homeless, horror, humor, hurt/comfort, mystery, priest, romance, supernatural, UST
Length: Super Epic (~187,000 words!)
Warnings: overwhelmingly religious theme, specifically catholic; torture; gore; stigmata; post traumatic stress disorder; blood; tearjerker; character death; these are horror stories people, and although there’s a happy ending it takes a heck of a long time to get there

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] bexless
Author Website: Bexless’ Strange Delight

Review:
When Frank gets his new tattoo, he really thinks his bad luck has finally changed. After all, she’s such a beautiful one, with all her wings torn. And then he starts feeling these inexplicable pains. Nothing can really stop them, that is, until he meets Gerard.

What I love about this ‘verse, truly, is the way the author obviously loves the characters. She writes each of the characters so perfectly, seriously, her voices couldn’t be better. The extent to which she makes them love each other is just breathtaking. And, for anyone who’s half as much a Buffy-geek as I am, there’s a running dialogue on Buffy throughout all three epic stories.

What’s really cool about this series is that, although each of these stories is a horror story, they’re all different types of horror story. There’s the spine-tingling story and the gory story and the tearjerker story. I would say that each story has a bit of an unexpected ending as well. And for once, the one-shots in the ‘verse are NOT to be missed. Coming at the end as they do, they actually tie the story up nicely. Also, I’ve included a link to the masterlist to this fic so you all can check out the beautiful artwork.

Again in my top ten stories, this fic is actually currently at the number one position. The way bexless deals with the religious aspects in this is simply perfect. It's so simple to find a couple facts about religion, but bexless went above and beyond, really getting the dilemmas a priest would have to deal with. It's so rare to find well-researched religion in fic, finding not only that but so much more makes this fic a step above the rest. (If you want to read this but don't want to cry like a baby, the first story works great as a dark little gen case-file fic.)

I Have Been All Things Unholy
Staring Through The Demons
Heaven Help Us
During Working Hours
Turning Point
masterlist: Unholyverse

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