Broken Wing series by Synecdochic (R)

  • Sep. 4th, 2008 at 9:49 PM
Title:Broken Wings series
Fandom: Stargate: SG-1
Pairing: Cameron Mitchell/Jack O'Neill (sorta, only thing not)
Category: Action, Adventure, Angst, AU, Romance, Hurt/Comfort
Length: Epic
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] synecdochic
Website: Venus in furs

Review:
I try my darnest to rec long stories that are fully contained, that draw from the canon of their fandom but can be read and understood by folk who may not be familiar with said canon. Broken Wings is a series of tales (technically a WIP, but each section is wrapped up fairly well) about pilot Cameron Mitchell who, in an AU twist, left the Stargate program after being badly injured while on the job, and the teenage clone of Jack O'Neill who goes by the name of J.D. Nielson. J.D. finds Cameron thanks to the intervention of Sam Carter, with the two men deciding to work together (or, rather, J.D. begins by pulling Cameron along for the ride) on various military computer-related contracts and, in the process, begin healing and build a relationship together. This series seems like it's been recced *everywhere* recently, and for good reason: it's plotty, it's emotionally resonant, and the tension that runs through the last couple of installments is guaranteed to keep you up at night making your way through it all.

Broken Wings (link is to index page)

Broken Wing series by Synecdochic (R)

  • Sep. 4th, 2008 at 9:49 PM
Title:Broken Wings series
Fandom: Stargate: SG-1
Pairing: Cameron Mitchell/Jack O'Neill (sorta, only thing not)
Category: Action, Adventure, Angst, AU, Romance, Hurt/Comfort
Length: Epic
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] synecdochic
Website: Venus in furs

Review:
I try my darnest to rec long stories that are fully contained, that draw from the canon of their fandom but can be read and understood by folk who may not be familiar with said canon. Broken Wings is a series of tales (technically a WIP, but each section is wrapped up fairly well) about pilot Cameron Mitchell who, in an AU twist, left the Stargate program after being badly injured while on the job, and the teenage clone of Jack O'Neill who goes by the name of J.D. Nielson. J.D. finds Cameron thanks to the intervention of Sam Carter, with the two men deciding to work together (or, rather, J.D. begins by pulling Cameron along for the ride) on various military computer-related contracts and, in the process, begin healing and build a relationship together. This series seems like it's been recced *everywhere* recently, and for good reason: it's plotty, it's emotionally resonant, and the tension that runs through the last couple of installments is guaranteed to keep you up at night making your way through it all.

Broken Wings (link is to index page)

Broken Wing series by Synecdochic (R)

  • Sep. 4th, 2008 at 9:49 PM
Title:Broken Wings series
Fandom: Stargate: SG-1
Pairing: Cameron Mitchell/Jack O'Neill (sorta, only thing not)
Category: Action, Adventure, Angst, AU, Romance, Hurt/Comfort
Length: Epic
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] synecdochic
Website: Venus in furs

Review:
I try my darnest to rec long stories that are fully contained, that draw from the canon of their fandom but can be read and understood by folk who may not be familiar with said canon. Broken Wings is a series of tales (technically a WIP, but each section is wrapped up fairly well) about pilot Cameron Mitchell who, in an AU twist, left the Stargate program after being badly injured while on the job, and the teenage clone of Jack O'Neill who goes by the name of J.D. Nielson. J.D. finds Cameron thanks to the intervention of Sam Carter, with the two men deciding to work together (or, rather, J.D. begins by pulling Cameron along for the ride) on various military computer-related contracts and, in the process, begin healing and build a relationship together. This series seems like it's been recced *everywhere* recently, and for good reason: it's plotty, it's emotionally resonant, and the tension that runs through the last couple of installments is guaranteed to keep you up at night making your way through it all.

Broken Wings (link is to index page)

Broken Wing series by Synecdochic (R)

  • Sep. 4th, 2008 at 9:49 PM
Title:Broken Wings series
Fandom: Stargate: SG-1
Pairing: Cameron Mitchell/Jack O'Neill (sorta, only thing not)
Category: Action, Adventure, Angst, AU, Romance, Hurt/Comfort
Length: Epic
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] synecdochic
Website: Venus in furs

Review:
I try my darnest to rec long stories that are fully contained, that draw from the canon of their fandom but can be read and understood by folk who may not be familiar with said canon. Broken Wings is a series of tales (technically a WIP, but each section is wrapped up fairly well) about pilot Cameron Mitchell who, in an AU twist, left the Stargate program after being badly injured while on the job, and the teenage clone of Jack O'Neill who goes by the name of J.D. Nielson. J.D. finds Cameron thanks to the intervention of Sam Carter, with the two men deciding to work together (or, rather, J.D. begins by pulling Cameron along for the ride) on various military computer-related contracts and, in the process, begin healing and build a relationship together. This series seems like it's been recced *everywhere* recently, and for good reason: it's plotty, it's emotionally resonant, and the tension that runs through the last couple of installments is guaranteed to keep you up at night making your way through it all.

Broken Wings (link is to index page)

Broken Wing series by Synecdochic (R)

  • Sep. 4th, 2008 at 9:49 PM
Title:Broken Wings series
Fandom: Stargate: SG-1
Pairing: Cameron Mitchell/Jack O'Neill (sorta, only thing not)
Category: Action, Adventure, Angst, AU, Romance, Hurt/Comfort
Length: Epic
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] synecdochic
Website: Venus in furs

Review:
I try my darnest to rec long stories that are fully contained, that draw from the canon of their fandom but can be read and understood by folk who may not be familiar with said canon. Broken Wings is a series of tales (technically a WIP, but each section is wrapped up fairly well) about pilot Cameron Mitchell who, in an AU twist, left the Stargate program after being badly injured while on the job, and the teenage clone of Jack O'Neill who goes by the name of J.D. Nielson. J.D. finds Cameron thanks to the intervention of Sam Carter, with the two men deciding to work together (or, rather, J.D. begins by pulling Cameron along for the ride) on various military computer-related contracts and, in the process, begin healing and build a relationship together. This series seems like it's been recced *everywhere* recently, and for good reason: it's plotty, it's emotionally resonant, and the tension that runs through the last couple of installments is guaranteed to keep you up at night making your way through it all.

Broken Wings (link is to index page)

Broken Wing series by Synecdochic (R)

  • Sep. 4th, 2008 at 9:49 PM
Title:Broken Wings series
Fandom: Stargate: SG-1
Pairing: Cameron Mitchell/Jack O'Neill (sorta, only thing not)
Category: Action, Adventure, Angst, AU, Romance, Hurt/Comfort
Length: Epic
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] synecdochic
Website: Venus in furs

Review:
I try my darnest to rec long stories that are fully contained, that draw from the canon of their fandom but can be read and understood by folk who may not be familiar with said canon. Broken Wings is a series of tales (technically a WIP, but each section is wrapped up fairly well) about pilot Cameron Mitchell who, in an AU twist, left the Stargate program after being badly injured while on the job, and the teenage clone of Jack O'Neill who goes by the name of J.D. Nielson. J.D. finds Cameron thanks to the intervention of Sam Carter, with the two men deciding to work together (or, rather, J.D. begins by pulling Cameron along for the ride) on various military computer-related contracts and, in the process, begin healing and build a relationship together. This series seems like it's been recced *everywhere* recently, and for good reason: it's plotty, it's emotionally resonant, and the tension that runs through the last couple of installments is guaranteed to keep you up at night making your way through it all.

Broken Wings (link is to index page)

Letters by Shay Sheridan and Pearl-O (PG)

  • Aug. 14th, 2008 at 9:01 PM
Title: Letters
Fandom: Due South
Pairing:Ray Kowalski/Benton Fraser
Categories: Romance, Angst
Length: Short
Warnings: n/a

Authors on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] shayheyred and [livejournal.com profile] pearl_o
Author's Websites: Chez Shay and Pearl-o's Fanfiction, respectively.

Review:
"Letters" had me at Fraser's reply to Ray's opening missive: "Which is to say, in response, fuck you, too. That being said, I miss you more than I can express in words." Fraser cussin' and being sappy! Win! This fic consists mainly of a number of back-and-forths between Ray Kowalski (in Chicago) and Benton Fraser (back up north), where they dance around expressing what they truly mean to one another and why they really shouldn't be separated by hundreds of miles before a telegram forces a decision upon them (it's always a telegram in the end, isn't it?). Angst and a happy ending, with letter-writing besides.

Letters

Letters by Shay Sheridan and Pearl-O (PG)

  • Aug. 14th, 2008 at 9:01 PM
Title: Letters
Fandom: Due South
Pairing:Ray Kowalski/Benton Fraser
Categories: Romance, Angst
Length: Short
Warnings: n/a

Authors on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] shayheyred and [livejournal.com profile] pearl_o
Author's Websites: Chez Shay and Pearl-o's Fanfiction, respectively.

Review:
"Letters" had me at Fraser's reply to Ray's opening missive: "Which is to say, in response, fuck you, too. That being said, I miss you more than I can express in words." Fraser cussin' and being sappy! Win! This fic consists mainly of a number of back-and-forths between Ray Kowalski (in Chicago) and Benton Fraser (back up north), where they dance around expressing what they truly mean to one another and why they really shouldn't be separated by hundreds of miles before a telegram forces a decision upon them (it's always a telegram in the end, isn't it?). Angst and a happy ending, with letter-writing besides.

Letters

Letters by Shay Sheridan and Pearl-O (PG)

  • Aug. 14th, 2008 at 9:01 PM
Title: Letters
Fandom: Due South
Pairing:Ray Kowalski/Benton Fraser
Categories: Romance, Angst
Length: Short
Warnings: n/a

Authors on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] shayheyred and [livejournal.com profile] pearl_o
Author's Websites: Chez Shay and Pearl-o's Fanfiction, respectively.

Review:
"Letters" had me at Fraser's reply to Ray's opening missive: "Which is to say, in response, fuck you, too. That being said, I miss you more than I can express in words." Fraser cussin' and being sappy! Win! This fic consists mainly of a number of back-and-forths between Ray Kowalski (in Chicago) and Benton Fraser (back up north), where they dance around expressing what they truly mean to one another and why they really shouldn't be separated by hundreds of miles before a telegram forces a decision upon them (it's always a telegram in the end, isn't it?). Angst and a happy ending, with letter-writing besides.

Letters

Letters by Shay Sheridan and Pearl-O (PG)

  • Aug. 14th, 2008 at 9:01 PM
Title: Letters
Fandom: Due South
Pairing:Ray Kowalski/Benton Fraser
Categories: Romance, Angst
Length: Short
Warnings: n/a

Authors on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] shayheyred and [livejournal.com profile] pearl_o
Author's Websites: Chez Shay and Pearl-o's Fanfiction, respectively.

Review:
"Letters" had me at Fraser's reply to Ray's opening missive: "Which is to say, in response, fuck you, too. That being said, I miss you more than I can express in words." Fraser cussin' and being sappy! Win! This fic consists mainly of a number of back-and-forths between Ray Kowalski (in Chicago) and Benton Fraser (back up north), where they dance around expressing what they truly mean to one another and why they really shouldn't be separated by hundreds of miles before a telegram forces a decision upon them (it's always a telegram in the end, isn't it?). Angst and a happy ending, with letter-writing besides.

Letters

Letters by Shay Sheridan and Pearl-O (PG)

  • Aug. 14th, 2008 at 9:01 PM
Title: Letters
Fandom: Due South
Pairing:Ray Kowalski/Benton Fraser
Categories: Romance, Angst
Length: Short
Warnings: n/a

Authors on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] shayheyred and [livejournal.com profile] pearl_o
Author's Websites: Chez Shay and Pearl-o's Fanfiction, respectively.

Review:
"Letters" had me at Fraser's reply to Ray's opening missive: "Which is to say, in response, fuck you, too. That being said, I miss you more than I can express in words." Fraser cussin' and being sappy! Win! This fic consists mainly of a number of back-and-forths between Ray Kowalski (in Chicago) and Benton Fraser (back up north), where they dance around expressing what they truly mean to one another and why they really shouldn't be separated by hundreds of miles before a telegram forces a decision upon them (it's always a telegram in the end, isn't it?). Angst and a happy ending, with letter-writing besides.

Letters

Letters by Shay Sheridan and Pearl-O (PG)

  • Aug. 14th, 2008 at 9:01 PM
Title: Letters
Fandom: Due South
Pairing:Ray Kowalski/Benton Fraser
Categories: Romance, Angst
Length: Short
Warnings: n/a

Authors on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] shayheyred and [livejournal.com profile] pearl_o
Author's Websites: Chez Shay and Pearl-o's Fanfiction, respectively.

Review:
"Letters" had me at Fraser's reply to Ray's opening missive: "Which is to say, in response, fuck you, too. That being said, I miss you more than I can express in words." Fraser cussin' and being sappy! Win! This fic consists mainly of a number of back-and-forths between Ray Kowalski (in Chicago) and Benton Fraser (back up north), where they dance around expressing what they truly mean to one another and why they really shouldn't be separated by hundreds of miles before a telegram forces a decision upon them (it's always a telegram in the end, isn't it?). Angst and a happy ending, with letter-writing besides.

Letters

Missing Persons by Dira Sudis (NC-17)

  • Aug. 7th, 2008 at 8:10 PM
Title: Missing Persons
Fandom: Numb3rs
Pairing: Charlie Epps/Don Epps
Category: AU, Angst
Length: Epic
Warnings: Incest, Torture (referenced and described), Issues of Consent

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] dsudis
Website: Fiction by Dira Sudis

Author's Summary: Charlie gets kidnapped. Things get worse from there.

Review:
Like Dira's summary so succinctly puts it, this epic begins with mathematician Charles (Charlie) Epps getting grabbed off the street by an enigmatic criminal who uses Charlie's proven problem solving capabilities to pull off heists across the country. Charlie's brother, FBI Agent Don Epps, with whom Charlie often worked while bring down various criminal elements, finds himself driven to hunt down and bring home his brother. However, when he finally finds Charlie, Don discovers Charlie has endured so much that he no longer remembers who he is or what he used to be, and Don has to work his way into his brother's confidence. And also figure out how get the two of them out of there.

I first read this story in serial form, day-by-day, as Dira posted links to each chapter on her journal (it was torture, but I loved every minute of it). Don's struggle with finding his brother, and then attempting to find his brother again, is amazing. Charlie's amnesia isn't simply played for convenience, and neither are the ordeals we see him going through. There's angst (oh, is there angst), there's devastation, and then there's rebuilding. Scenes simply stick with you (the one where Alan Epps gives Don his blessings to find Charlie? *wonderful* Old Testament imagery). It's lovely, and it's long, and it's Dira Sudis. Seriously, go on and read.

Missing Persons (link leads to the full-length story)
Missing Persons, Part I (subsequent chapters linked at the bottom of each page)

Missing Persons by Dira Sudis (NC-17)

  • Aug. 7th, 2008 at 8:10 PM
Title: Missing Persons
Fandom: Numb3rs
Pairing: Charlie Epps/Don Epps
Category: AU, Angst
Length: Epic
Warnings: Incest, Torture (referenced and described), Issues of Consent

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] dsudis
Website: Fiction by Dira Sudis

Author's Summary: Charlie gets kidnapped. Things get worse from there.

Review:
Like Dira's summary so succinctly puts it, this epic begins with mathematician Charles (Charlie) Epps getting grabbed off the street by an enigmatic criminal who uses Charlie's proven problem solving capabilities to pull off heists across the country. Charlie's brother, FBI Agent Don Epps, with whom Charlie often worked while bring down various criminal elements, finds himself driven to hunt down and bring home his brother. However, when he finally finds Charlie, Don discovers Charlie has endured so much that he no longer remembers who he is or what he used to be, and Don has to work his way into his brother's confidence. And also figure out how get the two of them out of there.

I first read this story in serial form, day-by-day, as Dira posted links to each chapter on her journal (it was torture, but I loved every minute of it). Don's struggle with finding his brother, and then attempting to find his brother again, is amazing. Charlie's amnesia isn't simply played for convenience, and neither are the ordeals we see him going through. There's angst (oh, is there angst), there's devastation, and then there's rebuilding. Scenes simply stick with you (the one where Alan Epps gives Don his blessings to find Charlie? *wonderful* Old Testament imagery). It's lovely, and it's long, and it's Dira Sudis. Seriously, go on and read.

Missing Persons (link leads to the full-length story)
Missing Persons, Part I (subsequent chapters linked at the bottom of each page)

Missing Persons by Dira Sudis (NC-17)

  • Aug. 7th, 2008 at 8:10 PM
Title: Missing Persons
Fandom: Numb3rs
Pairing: Charlie Epps/Don Epps
Category: AU, Angst
Length: Epic
Warnings: Incest, Torture (referenced and described), Issues of Consent

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] dsudis
Website: Fiction by Dira Sudis

Author's Summary: Charlie gets kidnapped. Things get worse from there.

Review:
Like Dira's summary so succinctly puts it, this epic begins with mathematician Charles (Charlie) Epps getting grabbed off the street by an enigmatic criminal who uses Charlie's proven problem solving capabilities to pull off heists across the country. Charlie's brother, FBI Agent Don Epps, with whom Charlie often worked while bring down various criminal elements, finds himself driven to hunt down and bring home his brother. However, when he finally finds Charlie, Don discovers Charlie has endured so much that he no longer remembers who he is or what he used to be, and Don has to work his way into his brother's confidence. And also figure out how get the two of them out of there.

I first read this story in serial form, day-by-day, as Dira posted links to each chapter on her journal (it was torture, but I loved every minute of it). Don's struggle with finding his brother, and then attempting to find his brother again, is amazing. Charlie's amnesia isn't simply played for convenience, and neither are the ordeals we see him going through. There's angst (oh, is there angst), there's devastation, and then there's rebuilding. Scenes simply stick with you (the one where Alan Epps gives Don his blessings to find Charlie? *wonderful* Old Testament imagery). It's lovely, and it's long, and it's Dira Sudis. Seriously, go on and read.

Missing Persons (link leads to the full-length story)
Missing Persons, Part I (subsequent chapters linked at the bottom of each page)

Missing Persons by Dira Sudis (NC-17)

  • Aug. 7th, 2008 at 8:10 PM
Title: Missing Persons
Fandom: Numb3rs
Pairing: Charlie Epps/Don Epps
Category: AU, Angst
Length: Epic
Warnings: Incest, Torture (referenced and described), Issues of Consent

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] dsudis
Website: Fiction by Dira Sudis

Author's Summary: Charlie gets kidnapped. Things get worse from there.

Review:
Like Dira's summary so succinctly puts it, this epic begins with mathematician Charles (Charlie) Epps getting grabbed off the street by an enigmatic criminal who uses Charlie's proven problem solving capabilities to pull off heists across the country. Charlie's brother, FBI Agent Don Epps, with whom Charlie often worked while bring down various criminal elements, finds himself driven to hunt down and bring home his brother. However, when he finally finds Charlie, Don discovers Charlie has endured so much that he no longer remembers who he is or what he used to be, and Don has to work his way into his brother's confidence. And also figure out how get the two of them out of there.

I first read this story in serial form, day-by-day, as Dira posted links to each chapter on her journal (it was torture, but I loved every minute of it). Don's struggle with finding his brother, and then attempting to find his brother again, is amazing. Charlie's amnesia isn't simply played for convenience, and neither are the ordeals we see him going through. There's angst (oh, is there angst), there's devastation, and then there's rebuilding. Scenes simply stick with you (the one where Alan Epps gives Don his blessings to find Charlie? *wonderful* Old Testament imagery). It's lovely, and it's long, and it's Dira Sudis. Seriously, go on and read.

Missing Persons (link leads to the full-length story)
Missing Persons, Part I (subsequent chapters linked at the bottom of each page)

Missing Persons by Dira Sudis (NC-17)

  • Aug. 7th, 2008 at 8:10 PM
Title: Missing Persons
Fandom: Numb3rs
Pairing: Charlie Epps/Don Epps
Category: AU, Angst
Length: Epic
Warnings: Incest, Torture (referenced and described), Issues of Consent

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] dsudis
Website: Fiction by Dira Sudis

Author's Summary: Charlie gets kidnapped. Things get worse from there.

Review:
Like Dira's summary so succinctly puts it, this epic begins with mathematician Charles (Charlie) Epps getting grabbed off the street by an enigmatic criminal who uses Charlie's proven problem solving capabilities to pull off heists across the country. Charlie's brother, FBI Agent Don Epps, with whom Charlie often worked while bring down various criminal elements, finds himself driven to hunt down and bring home his brother. However, when he finally finds Charlie, Don discovers Charlie has endured so much that he no longer remembers who he is or what he used to be, and Don has to work his way into his brother's confidence. And also figure out how get the two of them out of there.

I first read this story in serial form, day-by-day, as Dira posted links to each chapter on her journal (it was torture, but I loved every minute of it). Don's struggle with finding his brother, and then attempting to find his brother again, is amazing. Charlie's amnesia isn't simply played for convenience, and neither are the ordeals we see him going through. There's angst (oh, is there angst), there's devastation, and then there's rebuilding. Scenes simply stick with you (the one where Alan Epps gives Don his blessings to find Charlie? *wonderful* Old Testament imagery). It's lovely, and it's long, and it's Dira Sudis. Seriously, go on and read.

Missing Persons (link leads to the full-length story)
Missing Persons, Part I (subsequent chapters linked at the bottom of each page)

Missing Persons by Dira Sudis (NC-17)

  • Aug. 7th, 2008 at 8:10 PM
Title: Missing Persons
Fandom: Numb3rs
Pairing: Charlie Epps/Don Epps
Category: AU, Angst
Length: Epic
Warnings: Incest, Torture (referenced and described), Issues of Consent

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] dsudis
Website: Fiction by Dira Sudis

Author's Summary: Charlie gets kidnapped. Things get worse from there.

Review:
Like Dira's summary so succinctly puts it, this epic begins with mathematician Charles (Charlie) Epps getting grabbed off the street by an enigmatic criminal who uses Charlie's proven problem solving capabilities to pull off heists across the country. Charlie's brother, FBI Agent Don Epps, with whom Charlie often worked while bring down various criminal elements, finds himself driven to hunt down and bring home his brother. However, when he finally finds Charlie, Don discovers Charlie has endured so much that he no longer remembers who he is or what he used to be, and Don has to work his way into his brother's confidence. And also figure out how get the two of them out of there.

I first read this story in serial form, day-by-day, as Dira posted links to each chapter on her journal (it was torture, but I loved every minute of it). Don's struggle with finding his brother, and then attempting to find his brother again, is amazing. Charlie's amnesia isn't simply played for convenience, and neither are the ordeals we see him going through. There's angst (oh, is there angst), there's devastation, and then there's rebuilding. Scenes simply stick with you (the one where Alan Epps gives Don his blessings to find Charlie? *wonderful* Old Testament imagery). It's lovely, and it's long, and it's Dira Sudis. Seriously, go on and read.

Missing Persons (link leads to the full-length story)
Missing Persons, Part I (subsequent chapters linked at the bottom of each page)

Detour: A Dangerous Man by Janete (NC-17)

  • Jul. 31st, 2008 at 5:01 PM
Title:Detour: A Dangerous Man
Fandom: Marvel/X-Men
Pairing: Scott Summers (Cyclops)/Jean-Paul Beaubier(Northstar), Jean Grey (Phoenix)/Ororo Munroe(Storm)
Category: AU (of sorts), Romance
Length: Long
Warnings: n/a

Authors on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] 3jane and [livejournal.com profile] thete1
Websites: Janefic and Teland, respectively.

Review:
A Dangerous Man is a bonus fic in Jane St. Clair and Te's "Handbasket" series, a number of fics revolving around the (somewhat twisted) relationship between a young Iceman and Hank McCoy. The series and A Dangerous Man are set in Marvel Ultimates universe, which tweeks the classic X-Men just slightly. The X-Men are still a team of mutants led by telepath Charles Xavier, but mutants are known by society at large and feared (more than usual, that is) and Professor X is just a wee bit overbearing and controlling (again, just more than usual). In this story the X-Men makes a diplomatic trip due north, where they run into Canada's Alpha Flight and that team's political dissident, Jean-Paul Beaubier. Northstar makes it his mission to pull the shy and repressed Cyclops out of his shell, and Northstar's snarky but heartfelt persistence eventually begins to work on his intended target.

What works best for me in this story, and what these authors have seemed to master, is the use of banter. The play-by-play between Scott and Jean-Paul is simply amazing: funny, nice insight as to the personality of the characters as interpreted by the writers, and enjoyable as all hell. I found myself empathizing with this Scott Summers, when usually I find myself wishing the character had some superpowered help removing the stick from his neither regions. Northstar, who's always been a favorite of mine, is flirty and intelligent and a delight. It's a character-piece and a non-meet cute that I've found myself coming back to numerous times.

Oh yes, and there's smexin'. And it's HAWT. Which, you know, is neat.

Detour:A Dangerous Man

Detour: A Dangerous Man by Janete (NC-17)

  • Jul. 31st, 2008 at 5:01 PM
Title:Detour: A Dangerous Man
Fandom: Marvel/X-Men
Pairing: Scott Summers (Cyclops)/Jean-Paul Beaubier(Northstar), Jean Grey (Phoenix)/Ororo Munroe(Storm)
Category: AU (of sorts), Romance
Length: Long
Warnings: n/a

Authors on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] 3jane and [livejournal.com profile] thete1
Websites: Janefic and Teland, respectively.

Review:
A Dangerous Man is a bonus fic in Jane St. Clair and Te's "Handbasket" series, a number of fics revolving around the (somewhat twisted) relationship between a young Iceman and Hank McCoy. The series and A Dangerous Man are set in Marvel Ultimates universe, which tweeks the classic X-Men just slightly. The X-Men are still a team of mutants led by telepath Charles Xavier, but mutants are known by society at large and feared (more than usual, that is) and Professor X is just a wee bit overbearing and controlling (again, just more than usual). In this story the X-Men makes a diplomatic trip due north, where they run into Canada's Alpha Flight and that team's political dissident, Jean-Paul Beaubier. Northstar makes it his mission to pull the shy and repressed Cyclops out of his shell, and Northstar's snarky but heartfelt persistence eventually begins to work on his intended target.

What works best for me in this story, and what these authors have seemed to master, is the use of banter. The play-by-play between Scott and Jean-Paul is simply amazing: funny, nice insight as to the personality of the characters as interpreted by the writers, and enjoyable as all hell. I found myself empathizing with this Scott Summers, when usually I find myself wishing the character had some superpowered help removing the stick from his neither regions. Northstar, who's always been a favorite of mine, is flirty and intelligent and a delight. It's a character-piece and a non-meet cute that I've found myself coming back to numerous times.

Oh yes, and there's smexin'. And it's HAWT. Which, you know, is neat.

Detour:A Dangerous Man

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