Title: Five times someone assumed Oliver and Diggle were sleeping together, and one time it was mostly true
Fandom: Arrow
Pairing: Oliver Queen/John Diggle
Categories: romance
Length: medium
Warnings: assumptions, surprised family and friends
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] smilla840
Author Website: AO3 account

Summary: Wherein Oliver and Diggle get along too well and sneak around together at all hours of day and night, and people make assumptions.

Review: Yes, Oliver Queen is canon married in the comics but in the TV series there is still the little fantasy wiggle room to come up with other pairings. Oliver/John is actually a very entertaining and interesting constellation that so far makes sense. We'll see how things are going to develope on the show.

Morgane writes about five different POVs that stumble upon the "relationship" between Oliver Queen and his bodyguard. Maybe they are misinterpreted situations or maybe they are actuall witnesses of what is developing between the two men, but they are also insights into the watchers.

Five times someone assumed Oliver and Diggle were sleeping together, and one time it was mostly true

Eyes like an Impossible Storm by Waldorph (G)

  • Jan. 26th, 2013 at 11:19 PM
Title: Eyes like an Impossible Storm
Fandom: Star Trek XI
Pairing: beginning Kirk/Spock
Categories: drama, POV
Length: short (2,073 words)
Warnings: family issues
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] waldorph
Author Website: AO3 account

Summary: "She thinks that maybe in another universe, one where ships didn't come out of lightning storms in space, she would have had a brown-eyed, steadier child"

Review: This short little glimpse at reboot! Kirk's childhood and his character from Winona's POV is a somewhat chilling portrayal of a character that is so well known and beloved by most fans. Waldorph gives a possible motivstion for the upheaval in young Kirk's life.


Eyes like an Impossible Storm

Eyes like an Impossible Storm by Waldorph (G)

  • Jan. 26th, 2013 at 11:19 PM
Title: Eyes like an Impossible Storm
Fandom: Star Trek XI
Pairing: beginning Kirk/Spock
Categories: drama, POV
Length: short (2,073 words)
Warnings: family issues
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] waldorph
Author Website: AO3 account

Summary: "She thinks that maybe in another universe, one where ships didn't come out of lightning storms in space, she would have had a brown-eyed, steadier child"

Review: This short little glimpse at reboot! Kirk's childhood and his character from Winona's POV is a somewhat chilling portrayal of a character that is so well known and beloved by most fans. Waldorph gives a possible motivstion for the upheaval in young Kirk's life.


Eyes like an Impossible Storm

Tangle the Wires by Bewarethesmirk (NC-17)

  • Jan. 19th, 2013 at 11:56 PM
Title: Tangle the Wires
Fandom: Suits
Pairing: Mike Ross/Harvey Specter
Categories: romance
Length: medium (11,016 words)
Warnings: jealousy, sexually frustrated puppy lawyers
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] bewarethesmirk
Author Website: AO3 account

Summary: Theoretically, Mike shouldn't have any qualms about who Harvey sleeps with.

Review: Bewarethesmirk shows us an oblivious Mike who made me giggle with amusement as he keeps being baffled by his own strange reactions to Harvey's conquests. It takes some time to recognize it for what it really is, jealousy, and then it takes even more time to realize why he keeps feeling like that.

This entertaining story has you watch Mike find out more about himself and of course also more about Harvey. It's well written and keeps you shaking your head, going: "Men!" Surely if a woman was involved things would have been resolved faster (maybe communication does have its uses from time to time). ;)


Tangle the Wires

Tangle the Wires by Bewarethesmirk (NC-17)

  • Jan. 19th, 2013 at 11:56 PM
Title: Tangle the Wires
Fandom: Suits
Pairing: Mike Ross/Harvey Specter
Categories: romance
Length: medium (11,016 words)
Warnings: jealousy, sexually frustrated puppy lawyers
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] bewarethesmirk
Author Website: AO3 account

Summary: Theoretically, Mike shouldn't have any qualms about who Harvey sleeps with.

Review: Bewarethesmirk shows us an oblivious Mike who made me giggle with amusement as he keeps being baffled by his own strange reactions to Harvey's conquests. It takes some time to recognize it for what it really is, jealousy, and then it takes even more time to realize why he keeps feeling like that.

This entertaining story has you watch Mike find out more about himself and of course also more about Harvey. It's well written and keeps you shaking your head, going: "Men!" Surely if a woman was involved things would have been resolved faster (maybe communication does have its uses from time to time). ;)


Tangle the Wires

Shut up and deal by Reezoo (PG-13)

  • Jan. 12th, 2013 at 11:29 PM
Title: shut up and deal
Fandom: Star Trek XI
Pairing: Kirk/Spock, Spock/Pike, Pike/Number One, various others
Categories: cadet! fic, drama, romance
Length: super! epic (110,805 words)
Warnings: sexed up star fleet instructors and admirals, broken hearts, infidelity
Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: Dreamwidth Account

Summary: Overwhelmed with the task of getting four-plus years at Starfleet Academy done in three, Kirk has the not-so-brilliant idea to pimp out his off-campus apartment as a love nest for Starfleet officers in exchange for academic favors. He soon finds himself to be the only occupant not getting any action, and he certainly does not count on Spock, the Vulcan instructor he is crushing on, to become one of the frequent users.

Review: Reezoo manages to spin a captivating tale about Kirk's apartment, his wrongly acquired reputation as a manslut and his love for the unattainable Vulcan instructor. The story shows a very interesting take on a different version of Kirk's time at the academy. Yes, there is a lot of sex happening in his apartment, but interestingly enough it's everybody else but Kirk getting it on.

True, some of Spock's reactions are a little OOC, but on the whole I greatly enjoyed reading about Jim's woes with horny admirals, their little kinks and how he tries to woe a taken Spock. I won't tell you how e story ends, but I'm sure you'll enjoy every minute reading this fic. The only downside is that Reezoo started posting a sequel for a bigbang but never unlocked half of the story. Maybe some day in the future she will.

Shut up and deal

Shut up and deal by Reezoo (PG-13)

  • Jan. 12th, 2013 at 11:29 PM
Title: shut up and deal
Fandom: Star Trek XI
Pairing: Kirk/Spock, Spock/Pike, Pike/Number One, various others
Categories: cadet! fic, drama, romance
Length: super! epic (110,805 words)
Warnings: sexed up star fleet instructors and admirals, broken hearts, infidelity
Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: Dreamwidth Account

Summary: Overwhelmed with the task of getting four-plus years at Starfleet Academy done in three, Kirk has the not-so-brilliant idea to pimp out his off-campus apartment as a love nest for Starfleet officers in exchange for academic favors. He soon finds himself to be the only occupant not getting any action, and he certainly does not count on Spock, the Vulcan instructor he is crushing on, to become one of the frequent users.

Review: Reezoo manages to spin a captivating tale about Kirk's apartment, his wrongly acquired reputation as a manslut and his love for the unattainable Vulcan instructor. The story shows a very interesting take on a different version of Kirk's time at the academy. Yes, there is a lot of sex happening in his apartment, but interestingly enough it's everybody else but Kirk getting it on.

True, some of Spock's reactions are a little OOC, but on the whole I greatly enjoyed reading about Jim's woes with horny admirals, their little kinks and how he tries to woe a taken Spock. I won't tell you how e story ends, but I'm sure you'll enjoy every minute reading this fic. The only downside is that Reezoo started posting a sequel for a bigbang but never unlocked half of the story. Maybe some day in the future she will.

Shut up and deal

The Warmth of Spring by Fuzzy Cat (NC-17)

  • Jan. 6th, 2013 at 1:28 AM
First of all a happy and successful new year to everyone. I started 2013 with the best of intentions, but it turns out that I managed to post my first contribution one day late anyway. Sorry!

Title: The Warmth of Spring
Fandom: Due South
Pairing: Ray K/Ray V
Categories: romance
Length: epic
Warnings: mild violence, profanity

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] fuzzycat
Author Website: Fuzzy Fic

Summary: When Fraser leaves on a soul-searching solo trip into the North, the two Rays discover they have more (and less) in common than they thought.

Review:
Due South is a fandom that has been with me for a very long time. It's probably one of my first non-anime fandoms and event though I rarely follow current writers and stories in this fandom these days, I enjoy returning to my old favorites from time to time.

The Warmth of Spring and its sequel were one few exceptions to my Fraser/RayK restriction in the fandom. I never imagined that the pairing of the two Rays would work but I found that I love them even better than Fraser with any of the two Rays. Unlike the difference between the polite Canadian guy who can do almost anything and the hot-headed American cop friend, there are remarkably many similarities between the two Rays. Benton Fraser only being one of them.

I greatly enjoyed the development of the stories and the decisions the characters make. Reading this story is an interesting trip to the Due South fandom, that shows you an alternative to the Mountie/cop pairing that we all know and love.

The Warmth of Sping
and the sequel: The Heat of Summer

The Warmth of Spring by Fuzzy Cat (NC-17)

  • Jan. 6th, 2013 at 1:28 AM
First of all a happy and successful new year to everyone. I started 2013 with the best of intentions, but it turns out that I managed to post my first contribution one day late anyway. Sorry!

Title: The Warmth of Spring
Fandom: Due South
Pairing: Ray K/Ray V
Categories: romance
Length: epic
Warnings: mild violence, profanity

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] fuzzycat
Author Website: Fuzzy Fic

Summary: When Fraser leaves on a soul-searching solo trip into the North, the two Rays discover they have more (and less) in common than they thought.

Review:
Due South is a fandom that has been with me for a very long time. It's probably one of my first non-anime fandoms and event though I rarely follow current writers and stories in this fandom these days, I enjoy returning to my old favorites from time to time.

The Warmth of Spring and its sequel were one few exceptions to my Fraser/RayK restriction in the fandom. I never imagined that the pairing of the two Rays would work but I found that I love them even better than Fraser with any of the two Rays. Unlike the difference between the polite Canadian guy who can do almost anything and the hot-headed American cop friend, there are remarkably many similarities between the two Rays. Benton Fraser only being one of them.

I greatly enjoyed the development of the stories and the decisions the characters make. Reading this story is an interesting trip to the Due South fandom, that shows you an alternative to the Mountie/cop pairing that we all know and love.

The Warmth of Sping
and the sequel: The Heat of Summer

24/7 Series by Xanthe (NC-17)

  • Nov. 24th, 2012 at 11:59 PM
Title: 24/7 Series
Fandom: X-Files (2 stories of the verse are x-over with NCIS)
Pairing: Fox Mulder/Walter Skinner
Categories: AU, BDSM, drama, romance
Length: super! epic (858,111 words)
Warnings: spanking, flogging, whipping, branding, bondage, discipline, pony play, consensual sexual slavery

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] xanthe
Author Website: Xanthe's Story Site

Summary: After a long search, Mulder finally finds someone who'll give him the extreme thrills he seeks - but there's a price.

Review:
For super! epics week I picked one of my favourite stories by Xanthe and the first "real" bdsm relationship fanfiction I read. Often people use the trope of slavery to have one character force the other to submit and feature them in various situations where the submissive person is whipped, caned, flogged, tied up etc. At least that was the experience I had had before I came across Xanthe's super! epic X-Files fanfiction.

First off, I am not a fan of the X-Files. All in all I've seen so far about 3-5 episodes and I'm not impressed with the show all that much. But, for some reason, the premiss of the story captivated me and I read the story without actually knowing most of the characters. For me it was almost like reading incredibly well-written original slash.

My lack of knowledge of the characters and plots of the TV show were no problem at all while reading the fanfiction and the captivating portrayal of the relationship and the shift in the relationship between Mulder and Skinner had me reading the whole novel without a pause.

It is by far one of my favourite bdsm feauturing stories and even though I have recced this genre a couple of times (and a lot of great stories), I have reserved a special place in my heart for this piece of fanfiction that got me started on that road. ;)

24/7 Series

24/7 Series by Xanthe (NC-17)

  • Nov. 24th, 2012 at 11:59 PM
Title: 24/7 Series
Fandom: X-Files (2 stories of the verse are x-over with NCIS)
Pairing: Fox Mulder/Walter Skinner
Categories: AU, BDSM, drama, romance
Length: super! epic (858,111 words)
Warnings: spanking, flogging, whipping, branding, bondage, discipline, pony play, consensual sexual slavery

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] xanthe
Author Website: Xanthe's Story Site

Summary: After a long search, Mulder finally finds someone who'll give him the extreme thrills he seeks - but there's a price.

Review:
For super! epics week I picked one of my favourite stories by Xanthe and the first "real" bdsm relationship fanfiction I read. Often people use the trope of slavery to have one character force the other to submit and feature them in various situations where the submissive person is whipped, caned, flogged, tied up etc. At least that was the experience I had had before I came across Xanthe's super! epic X-Files fanfiction.

First off, I am not a fan of the X-Files. All in all I've seen so far about 3-5 episodes and I'm not impressed with the show all that much. But, for some reason, the premiss of the story captivated me and I read the story without actually knowing most of the characters. For me it was almost like reading incredibly well-written original slash.

My lack of knowledge of the characters and plots of the TV show were no problem at all while reading the fanfiction and the captivating portrayal of the relationship and the shift in the relationship between Mulder and Skinner had me reading the whole novel without a pause.

It is by far one of my favourite bdsm feauturing stories and even though I have recced this genre a couple of times (and a lot of great stories), I have reserved a special place in my heart for this piece of fanfiction that got me started on that road. ;)

24/7 Series
Title: Months and Miles from Dreams
Fandom: Hawaii Five-0 (2010)
Pairing: Steve Mc Garrett/Danny Williams
Categories: AU, drama, romance
Length: epic (51,267 words)
Warnings: work out, sweaty men, DADT

Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: AO3 Account

Summary: He’ll get used to it - he gets used to everything. But he’s only got five days before he’s back to Africa and it feels worthless, almost. Fucking mission, fucking Basher for getting caught out. Now he’s here, wandering the streets with nowhere to go and no one to see, because he can’t go home and he can’t tell anyone he’s here.
That AU in which Steve is an active Navy SEAL and Danny is in New Jersey, owning a gym.

Review:
Months and Miles from Dreams is by far one of my favourite H50 stories. It takes a very interesting and realistic glimpse at a situation where Steve and Danny meet before 2010 under very different circumstances. Steve is still in active service and Danny never became a cop, or married Rachel.

They are two lonely men who find company in each other, much to their surprise. Steve is emotionally stunted and doesn't communicate, Danny is hot headed and rants. Even though the setting is unlike the one of the first season, the two of them manage to find love and happiness.

Months and Miles from Dreams
Title: Months and Miles from Dreams
Fandom: Hawaii Five-0 (2010)
Pairing: Steve Mc Garrett/Danny Williams
Categories: AU, drama, romance
Length: epic (51,267 words)
Warnings: work out, sweaty men, DADT

Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: AO3 Account

Summary: He’ll get used to it - he gets used to everything. But he’s only got five days before he’s back to Africa and it feels worthless, almost. Fucking mission, fucking Basher for getting caught out. Now he’s here, wandering the streets with nowhere to go and no one to see, because he can’t go home and he can’t tell anyone he’s here.
That AU in which Steve is an active Navy SEAL and Danny is in New Jersey, owning a gym.

Review:
Months and Miles from Dreams is by far one of my favourite H50 stories. It takes a very interesting and realistic glimpse at a situation where Steve and Danny meet before 2010 under very different circumstances. Steve is still in active service and Danny never became a cop, or married Rachel.

They are two lonely men who find company in each other, much to their surprise. Steve is emotionally stunted and doesn't communicate, Danny is hot headed and rants. Even though the setting is unlike the one of the first season, the two of them manage to find love and happiness.

Months and Miles from Dreams

Second Chances by Larien Elengasse (NC-17)

  • Nov. 10th, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Title: Second Chances
Fandom: LOTR
Pairing: Fёanor/Thranduil
Categories: fantasy, romance
Length: long
Warnings: angst, violence

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

Summary: This was a little idea I had when wondering how to throw two of my favorite elves together. Someone told me once that in Judaism they believe in something called the Well of Souls. It is believed that when a person dies, that soul returns to the "well of souls" to wait until it is reborn in a new body.

Review:
When I found this story on the Elves and Men Archive I got really excited since it features my favourite elf of all times. Yes, Feanor is THE evil elf of the Lord of the Rings universe but still his tragic story and his drive, had him worm his way into my heart. And then I come across this story.

Not only Feanor but Thranduil as well. It is a story about love, longing, redemption and forgiveness. Feanor spends his time in the underworld repenting his actions and the consequences of his vendetta. At such a crucial and vulnerable time he comes across a soul that has yet to be born. And he falls in love.

Elves, gods, Middle Earth and great writing is all it takes to create an amazing piece of fanfiction.

Second Chances

Second Chances by Larien Elengasse (NC-17)

  • Nov. 10th, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Title: Second Chances
Fandom: LOTR
Pairing: Fёanor/Thranduil
Categories: fantasy, romance
Length: long
Warnings: angst, violence

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

Summary: This was a little idea I had when wondering how to throw two of my favorite elves together. Someone told me once that in Judaism they believe in something called the Well of Souls. It is believed that when a person dies, that soul returns to the "well of souls" to wait until it is reborn in a new body.

Review:
When I found this story on the Elves and Men Archive I got really excited since it features my favourite elf of all times. Yes, Feanor is THE evil elf of the Lord of the Rings universe but still his tragic story and his drive, had him worm his way into my heart. And then I come across this story.

Not only Feanor but Thranduil as well. It is a story about love, longing, redemption and forgiveness. Feanor spends his time in the underworld repenting his actions and the consequences of his vendetta. At such a crucial and vulnerable time he comes across a soul that has yet to be born. And he falls in love.

Elves, gods, Middle Earth and great writing is all it takes to create an amazing piece of fanfiction.

Second Chances

Evening by Mlyn (NC-17)

  • Nov. 3rd, 2012 at 10:33 PM
Title: Evening
Fandom: 13th Warrior
Pairing: Ahmed/Herger
Categories: AU, drama, romance
Length: long (37,561 words)
Warnings: xenophobia, homophobia, political asylum

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] mlyn
Author Website: AO3 Account

Summary: Herger meets a quiet Arab on a flight and decides to help the other man.

Review:
Mlyn is the champion of and for the 13th Warrior fandom. There is no-one more invested in this fandom than her and she is continiously working on keeping it alive. All in all the fandom is very small and I think so far I've come across no more than fifty stories. But just because there is so little to find, does not mean that there isn't anything good. Just the opposite actually. And most of the great stories out there were written by Mlyn.

Unlike Gods and Monsters this story is a modern day AU that starts out with the two protagonists sitting on a plane next to each other. One a rather successful business man from Norway, the other a political refugee from an Arabian country. One helps the other and soon there is a slow but steady relationship starting to grow between them.

Evening is by far one of my Alltime Favs, no matter what fandom and I love the detail and the large amount of research that went into the creation of the story.

Evening
Mirror on AO3: Evening

Evening by Mlyn (NC-17)

  • Nov. 3rd, 2012 at 10:33 PM
Title: Evening
Fandom: 13th Warrior
Pairing: Ahmed/Herger
Categories: AU, drama, romance
Length: long (37,561 words)
Warnings: xenophobia, homophobia, political asylum

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] mlyn
Author Website: AO3 Account

Summary: Herger meets a quiet Arab on a flight and decides to help the other man.

Review:
Mlyn is the champion of and for the 13th Warrior fandom. There is no-one more invested in this fandom than her and she is continiously working on keeping it alive. All in all the fandom is very small and I think so far I've come across no more than fifty stories. But just because there is so little to find, does not mean that there isn't anything good. Just the opposite actually. And most of the great stories out there were written by Mlyn.

Unlike Gods and Monsters this story is a modern day AU that starts out with the two protagonists sitting on a plane next to each other. One a rather successful business man from Norway, the other a political refugee from an Arabian country. One helps the other and soon there is a slow but steady relationship starting to grow between them.

Evening is by far one of my Alltime Favs, no matter what fandom and I love the detail and the large amount of research that went into the creation of the story.

Evening
Mirror on AO3: Evening

The Taste of a Warrior by Dhvana (NC-17)

  • Oct. 27th, 2012 at 9:29 PM
Title: The Taste of a Warrior
Fandom: LOTR RPF
Pairing: Orlando Bloom/Colin Farrell
Categories: AU/AR, supernatural, angst
Length: epic (app. 68,000 words)
Warnings: violence

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] dhvana
Author Website: Dimensions of Dhvana (Yahoo! Group, PW protected)

Summary: A vampire goes hunting.

Review:
This the second of Dhvana's Orlanda Bloom/Colin Farrell epics. Unlike Daunting Byron which is an au take on the post LOTR time, this story is a darkish AU take on a supernatural world that features vampires and vampire hunters. It should be no suprise that I rec a well thought out and well written vampire story.

The story starts out as a one shot (which it originally was) and takes it from there. Colin and Orlando have a long way to go until they are at a place where they can get together. There was a sequel planned originally but unfortunately Dhvana stopped writing this pairing before it could be written.

Nevertheless this story is an amazing story about love, obsession, revenge and forgiveness.

The Taste of a Warrior

The Taste of a Warrior by Dhvana (NC-17)

  • Oct. 27th, 2012 at 9:29 PM
Title: The Taste of a Warrior
Fandom: LOTR RPF
Pairing: Orlando Bloom/Colin Farrell
Categories: AU/AR, supernatural, angst
Length: epic (app. 68,000 words)
Warnings: violence

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] dhvana
Author Website: Dimensions of Dhvana (Yahoo! Group, PW protected)

Summary: A vampire goes hunting.

Review:
This the second of Dhvana's Orlanda Bloom/Colin Farrell epics. Unlike Daunting Byron which is an au take on the post LOTR time, this story is a darkish AU take on a supernatural world that features vampires and vampire hunters. It should be no suprise that I rec a well thought out and well written vampire story.

The story starts out as a one shot (which it originally was) and takes it from there. Colin and Orlando have a long way to go until they are at a place where they can get together. There was a sequel planned originally but unfortunately Dhvana stopped writing this pairing before it could be written.

Nevertheless this story is an amazing story about love, obsession, revenge and forgiveness.

The Taste of a Warrior

The Taste of a Warrior by Dhvana (NC-17)

  • Oct. 27th, 2012 at 9:29 PM
Title: The Taste of a Warrior
Fandom: LOTR RPF
Pairing: Orlando Bloom/Colin Farrell
Categories: AU/AR, supernatural, angst
Length: epic (app. 68,000 words)
Warnings: violence

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] dhvana
Author Website: Dimensions of Dhvana (Yahoo! Group, PW protected)

Summary: A vampire goes hunting.

Review:
This the second of Dhvana's Orlanda Bloom/Colin Farrell epics. Unlike Daunting Byron which is an au take on the post LOTR time, this story is a darkish AU take on a supernatural world that features vampires and vampire hunters. It should be no suprise that I rec a well thought out and well written vampire story.

The story starts out as a one shot (which it originally was) and takes it from there. Colin and Orlando have a long way to go until they are at a place where they can get together. There was a sequel planned originally but unfortunately Dhvana stopped writing this pairing before it could be written.

Nevertheless this story is an amazing story about love, obsession, revenge and forgiveness.

The Taste of a Warrior

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