Be One Traveler, by Passe-Simple (R)

  • May. 7th, 2010 at 11:46 AM
Title:  Be One Traveler
Fandom:  Figure Skating RPS
Pairing:  Evan Lysacek/Johnny Weir
Categories:  au, romance
Length:  Long [~30,000 words]
Warnings:  no, not really


Author on LJ[livejournal.com profile] passe_simple 
Website:  n/a

Summary:  A few weeks before the Vancouver Olympics, Evan Lysacek wakes up in an alternate world - one where he's been dating Johnny Weir since the Torino Olympics.  Will he learn to like this version of events?  And when he returns home, will he be able to stand the way things are?

Review:  This was a great way to start dipping into the Figure Skating fandom, and the popular character pairings.  (While these are based, obviously, on real people and events, the fandom has built up certain common characterizations, such that I feel comfortable thinking of them as characters.)  This fic does an excellent job with the characters, and keeps the plot tripping along at good speed.

I do love a good universe-hopping fic, and this one hit the spot.  Evan learns in his trip to the alternate world that he has misjudged Johnny in our world.  In seeing how happy his alternate is and how well he gets along with a Johnny who loves him, Evan can't help but want to recreate the relationship in our world.  I appreciate that Passe_simple prevented the match-up in our world from going too smoothly.  After all, there have been four years of tension and dislike that the alternates never had to deal with.  Nevertheless, the fic ends on such a point that I don't even need to hope that the two will get together in our world - I know it's going to work out.

As a plus, the background characters are just terrific.  For many of them we see both versions of the character, and it's interesting to see which characters have changed and which are eerily the same.  Stephane Lambiel in particular was hilarious, and his advice to Evan was both sweet and zany. 

Be One Traveler   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4

Be One Traveler, by Passe-Simple (R)

  • May. 7th, 2010 at 11:46 AM
Title:  Be One Traveler
Fandom:  Figure Skating RPS
Pairing:  Evan Lysacek/Johnny Weir
Categories:  au, romance
Length:  Long [~30,000 words]
Warnings:  no, not really


Author on LJ[livejournal.com profile] passe_simple 
Website:  n/a

Summary:  A few weeks before the Vancouver Olympics, Evan Lysacek wakes up in an alternate world - one where he's been dating Johnny Weir since the Torino Olympics.  Will he learn to like this version of events?  And when he returns home, will he be able to stand the way things are?

Review:  This was a great way to start dipping into the Figure Skating fandom, and the popular character pairings.  (While these are based, obviously, on real people and events, the fandom has built up certain common characterizations, such that I feel comfortable thinking of them as characters.)  This fic does an excellent job with the characters, and keeps the plot tripping along at good speed.

I do love a good universe-hopping fic, and this one hit the spot.  Evan learns in his trip to the alternate world that he has misjudged Johnny in our world.  In seeing how happy his alternate is and how well he gets along with a Johnny who loves him, Evan can't help but want to recreate the relationship in our world.  I appreciate that Passe_simple prevented the match-up in our world from going too smoothly.  After all, there have been four years of tension and dislike that the alternates never had to deal with.  Nevertheless, the fic ends on such a point that I don't even need to hope that the two will get together in our world - I know it's going to work out.

As a plus, the background characters are just terrific.  For many of them we see both versions of the character, and it's interesting to see which characters have changed and which are eerily the same.  Stephane Lambiel in particular was hilarious, and his advice to Evan was both sweet and zany. 

Be One Traveler   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4

Be One Traveler, by Passe-Simple (R)

  • May. 7th, 2010 at 11:46 AM
Title:  Be One Traveler
Fandom:  Figure Skating RPS
Pairing:  Evan Lysacek/Johnny Weir
Categories:  au, romance
Length:  Long [~30,000 words]
Warnings:  no, not really


Author on LJ[livejournal.com profile] passe_simple 
Website:  n/a

Summary:  A few weeks before the Vancouver Olympics, Evan Lysacek wakes up in an alternate world - one where he's been dating Johnny Weir since the Torino Olympics.  Will he learn to like this version of events?  And when he returns home, will he be able to stand the way things are?

Review:  This was a great way to start dipping into the Figure Skating fandom, and the popular character pairings.  (While these are based, obviously, on real people and events, the fandom has built up certain common characterizations, such that I feel comfortable thinking of them as characters.)  This fic does an excellent job with the characters, and keeps the plot tripping along at good speed.

I do love a good universe-hopping fic, and this one hit the spot.  Evan learns in his trip to the alternate world that he has misjudged Johnny in our world.  In seeing how happy his alternate is and how well he gets along with a Johnny who loves him, Evan can't help but want to recreate the relationship in our world.  I appreciate that Passe_simple prevented the match-up in our world from going too smoothly.  After all, there have been four years of tension and dislike that the alternates never had to deal with.  Nevertheless, the fic ends on such a point that I don't even need to hope that the two will get together in our world - I know it's going to work out.

As a plus, the background characters are just terrific.  For many of them we see both versions of the character, and it's interesting to see which characters have changed and which are eerily the same.  Stephane Lambiel in particular was hilarious, and his advice to Evan was both sweet and zany. 

Be One Traveler   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4

Be One Traveler, by Passe-Simple (R)

  • May. 7th, 2010 at 11:46 AM
Title:  Be One Traveler
Fandom:  Figure Skating RPS
Pairing:  Evan Lysacek/Johnny Weir
Categories:  au, romance
Length:  Long [~30,000 words]
Warnings:  no, not really


Author on LJ[livejournal.com profile] passe_simple 
Website:  n/a

Summary:  A few weeks before the Vancouver Olympics, Evan Lysacek wakes up in an alternate world - one where he's been dating Johnny Weir since the Torino Olympics.  Will he learn to like this version of events?  And when he returns home, will he be able to stand the way things are?

Review:  This was a great way to start dipping into the Figure Skating fandom, and the popular character pairings.  (While these are based, obviously, on real people and events, the fandom has built up certain common characterizations, such that I feel comfortable thinking of them as characters.)  This fic does an excellent job with the characters, and keeps the plot tripping along at good speed.

I do love a good universe-hopping fic, and this one hit the spot.  Evan learns in his trip to the alternate world that he has misjudged Johnny in our world.  In seeing how happy his alternate is and how well he gets along with a Johnny who loves him, Evan can't help but want to recreate the relationship in our world.  I appreciate that Passe_simple prevented the match-up in our world from going too smoothly.  After all, there have been four years of tension and dislike that the alternates never had to deal with.  Nevertheless, the fic ends on such a point that I don't even need to hope that the two will get together in our world - I know it's going to work out.

As a plus, the background characters are just terrific.  For many of them we see both versions of the character, and it's interesting to see which characters have changed and which are eerily the same.  Stephane Lambiel in particular was hilarious, and his advice to Evan was both sweet and zany. 

Be One Traveler   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4

Be One Traveler, by Passe-Simple (R)

  • May. 7th, 2010 at 11:46 AM
Title:  Be One Traveler
Fandom:  Figure Skating RPS
Pairing:  Evan Lysacek/Johnny Weir
Categories:  au, romance
Length:  Long [~30,000 words]
Warnings:  no, not really


Author on LJ[livejournal.com profile] passe_simple 
Website:  n/a

Summary:  A few weeks before the Vancouver Olympics, Evan Lysacek wakes up in an alternate world - one where he's been dating Johnny Weir since the Torino Olympics.  Will he learn to like this version of events?  And when he returns home, will he be able to stand the way things are?

Review:  This was a great way to start dipping into the Figure Skating fandom, and the popular character pairings.  (While these are based, obviously, on real people and events, the fandom has built up certain common characterizations, such that I feel comfortable thinking of them as characters.)  This fic does an excellent job with the characters, and keeps the plot tripping along at good speed.

I do love a good universe-hopping fic, and this one hit the spot.  Evan learns in his trip to the alternate world that he has misjudged Johnny in our world.  In seeing how happy his alternate is and how well he gets along with a Johnny who loves him, Evan can't help but want to recreate the relationship in our world.  I appreciate that Passe_simple prevented the match-up in our world from going too smoothly.  After all, there have been four years of tension and dislike that the alternates never had to deal with.  Nevertheless, the fic ends on such a point that I don't even need to hope that the two will get together in our world - I know it's going to work out.

As a plus, the background characters are just terrific.  For many of them we see both versions of the character, and it's interesting to see which characters have changed and which are eerily the same.  Stephane Lambiel in particular was hilarious, and his advice to Evan was both sweet and zany. 

Be One Traveler   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4

Be One Traveler, by Passe-Simple (R)

  • May. 7th, 2010 at 11:46 AM
Title:  Be One Traveler
Fandom:  Figure Skating RPS
Pairing:  Evan Lysacek/Johnny Weir
Categories:  au, romance
Length:  Long [~30,000 words]
Warnings:  no, not really


Author on LJ[livejournal.com profile] passe_simple 
Website:  n/a

Summary:  A few weeks before the Vancouver Olympics, Evan Lysacek wakes up in an alternate world - one where he's been dating Johnny Weir since the Torino Olympics.  Will he learn to like this version of events?  And when he returns home, will he be able to stand the way things are?

Review:  This was a great way to start dipping into the Figure Skating fandom, and the popular character pairings.  (While these are based, obviously, on real people and events, the fandom has built up certain common characterizations, such that I feel comfortable thinking of them as characters.)  This fic does an excellent job with the characters, and keeps the plot tripping along at good speed.

I do love a good universe-hopping fic, and this one hit the spot.  Evan learns in his trip to the alternate world that he has misjudged Johnny in our world.  In seeing how happy his alternate is and how well he gets along with a Johnny who loves him, Evan can't help but want to recreate the relationship in our world.  I appreciate that Passe_simple prevented the match-up in our world from going too smoothly.  After all, there have been four years of tension and dislike that the alternates never had to deal with.  Nevertheless, the fic ends on such a point that I don't even need to hope that the two will get together in our world - I know it's going to work out.

As a plus, the background characters are just terrific.  For many of them we see both versions of the character, and it's interesting to see which characters have changed and which are eerily the same.  Stephane Lambiel in particular was hilarious, and his advice to Evan was both sweet and zany. 

Be One Traveler   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4

Raptus Regalis, by Mettathron (R)

  • May. 7th, 2010 at 9:52 AM
Title:  Raptus Regalis
Fandom:  One Piece
Pairing: ...gen, actually
Categories:  action, drama, family
Length: Long [~15,000 words]
Warnings:  malicious cannibalism, OC death, violence


Author on LJ[livejournal.com profile] mettathron 
Website:  n/a

Author's Summary:  Born as two, destined to be one. There's more to Mr. Prince than meets the eye, and if they catch him, all his dreams will die.

Review:  I thought this story was a neat way of creating a character's backstory so that it handily explains small details that cropped up in canon.  Since that was about as clear as mud, let me try to explain again: in this story, Sanji gets a family and a creepy childhood, and the fundamental morality of his character is set in stone by a tragic event shortly before Sanji runs away from home.  Unfortunately for the chef of the Straw Hats, that childhood is coming home to roost, as a family member is tracking him down.  I would hate to spoil the plot twists by being any more specific - as it is, the (necessary) warnings give away a great deal about the nature of his home island's culture.  Kinda makes his position as a chef more interesting though, yes? And it casts a new light on his marooning with Zeff (spoiler for the unaware: Zeff was forced to eat his own leg, when their rations started to run out, as he gave the remaining rations to young Sanji rather than let Sanji starve).

As I said, I really liked the small details that were incorporated into the fic.  Why Sanji used the fake name of "Mr. Prince", why he never pulls his hair back from one side of his face, and even, obliquely, why he can't hurt women... all these aspects of the canon characterization are explained in a way that I found to be plausible and One Piece canon-compliant.  Do bear in mind that the story dates to 2006, so any more recent events and characters will obviously not be included.  

Raptus Regalis   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4   Part 5   Part 6 (last part is also an index post)

Raptus Regalis, by Mettathron (R)

  • May. 7th, 2010 at 9:52 AM
Title:  Raptus Regalis
Fandom:  One Piece
Pairing: ...gen, actually
Categories:  action, drama, family
Length: Long [~15,000 words]
Warnings:  malicious cannibalism, OC death, violence


Author on LJ[livejournal.com profile] mettathron 
Website:  n/a

Author's Summary:  Born as two, destined to be one. There's more to Mr. Prince than meets the eye, and if they catch him, all his dreams will die.

Review:  I thought this story was a neat way of creating a character's backstory so that it handily explains small details that cropped up in canon.  Since that was about as clear as mud, let me try to explain again: in this story, Sanji gets a family and a creepy childhood, and the fundamental morality of his character is set in stone by a tragic event shortly before Sanji runs away from home.  Unfortunately for the chef of the Straw Hats, that childhood is coming home to roost, as a family member is tracking him down.  I would hate to spoil the plot twists by being any more specific - as it is, the (necessary) warnings give away a great deal about the nature of his home island's culture.  Kinda makes his position as a chef more interesting though, yes? And it casts a new light on his marooning with Zeff (spoiler for the unaware: Zeff was forced to eat his own leg, when their rations started to run out, as he gave the remaining rations to young Sanji rather than let Sanji starve).

As I said, I really liked the small details that were incorporated into the fic.  Why Sanji used the fake name of "Mr. Prince", why he never pulls his hair back from one side of his face, and even, obliquely, why he can't hurt women... all these aspects of the canon characterization are explained in a way that I found to be plausible and One Piece canon-compliant.  Do bear in mind that the story dates to 2006, so any more recent events and characters will obviously not be included.  

Raptus Regalis   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4   Part 5   Part 6 (last part is also an index post)

Raptus Regalis, by Mettathron (R)

  • May. 7th, 2010 at 9:52 AM
Title:  Raptus Regalis
Fandom:  One Piece
Pairing: ...gen, actually
Categories:  action, drama, family
Length: Long [~15,000 words]
Warnings:  malicious cannibalism, OC death, violence


Author on LJ[livejournal.com profile] mettathron 
Website:  n/a

Author's Summary:  Born as two, destined to be one. There's more to Mr. Prince than meets the eye, and if they catch him, all his dreams will die.

Review:  I thought this story was a neat way of creating a character's backstory so that it handily explains small details that cropped up in canon.  Since that was about as clear as mud, let me try to explain again: in this story, Sanji gets a family and a creepy childhood, and the fundamental morality of his character is set in stone by a tragic event shortly before Sanji runs away from home.  Unfortunately for the chef of the Straw Hats, that childhood is coming home to roost, as a family member is tracking him down.  I would hate to spoil the plot twists by being any more specific - as it is, the (necessary) warnings give away a great deal about the nature of his home island's culture.  Kinda makes his position as a chef more interesting though, yes? And it casts a new light on his marooning with Zeff (spoiler for the unaware: Zeff was forced to eat his own leg, when their rations started to run out, as he gave the remaining rations to young Sanji rather than let Sanji starve).

As I said, I really liked the small details that were incorporated into the fic.  Why Sanji used the fake name of "Mr. Prince", why he never pulls his hair back from one side of his face, and even, obliquely, why he can't hurt women... all these aspects of the canon characterization are explained in a way that I found to be plausible and One Piece canon-compliant.  Do bear in mind that the story dates to 2006, so any more recent events and characters will obviously not be included.  

Raptus Regalis   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4   Part 5   Part 6 (last part is also an index post)

Raptus Regalis, by Mettathron (R)

  • May. 7th, 2010 at 9:52 AM
Title:  Raptus Regalis
Fandom:  One Piece
Pairing: ...gen, actually
Categories:  action, drama, family
Length: Long [~15,000 words]
Warnings:  malicious cannibalism, OC death, violence


Author on LJ[livejournal.com profile] mettathron 
Website:  n/a

Author's Summary:  Born as two, destined to be one. There's more to Mr. Prince than meets the eye, and if they catch him, all his dreams will die.

Review:  I thought this story was a neat way of creating a character's backstory so that it handily explains small details that cropped up in canon.  Since that was about as clear as mud, let me try to explain again: in this story, Sanji gets a family and a creepy childhood, and the fundamental morality of his character is set in stone by a tragic event shortly before Sanji runs away from home.  Unfortunately for the chef of the Straw Hats, that childhood is coming home to roost, as a family member is tracking him down.  I would hate to spoil the plot twists by being any more specific - as it is, the (necessary) warnings give away a great deal about the nature of his home island's culture.  Kinda makes his position as a chef more interesting though, yes? And it casts a new light on his marooning with Zeff (spoiler for the unaware: Zeff was forced to eat his own leg, when their rations started to run out, as he gave the remaining rations to young Sanji rather than let Sanji starve).

As I said, I really liked the small details that were incorporated into the fic.  Why Sanji used the fake name of "Mr. Prince", why he never pulls his hair back from one side of his face, and even, obliquely, why he can't hurt women... all these aspects of the canon characterization are explained in a way that I found to be plausible and One Piece canon-compliant.  Do bear in mind that the story dates to 2006, so any more recent events and characters will obviously not be included.  

Raptus Regalis   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4   Part 5   Part 6 (last part is also an index post)

Raptus Regalis, by Mettathron (R)

  • May. 7th, 2010 at 9:52 AM
Title:  Raptus Regalis
Fandom:  One Piece
Pairing: ...gen, actually
Categories:  action, drama, family
Length: Long [~15,000 words]
Warnings:  malicious cannibalism, OC death, violence


Author on LJ[livejournal.com profile] mettathron 
Website:  n/a

Author's Summary:  Born as two, destined to be one. There's more to Mr. Prince than meets the eye, and if they catch him, all his dreams will die.

Review:  I thought this story was a neat way of creating a character's backstory so that it handily explains small details that cropped up in canon.  Since that was about as clear as mud, let me try to explain again: in this story, Sanji gets a family and a creepy childhood, and the fundamental morality of his character is set in stone by a tragic event shortly before Sanji runs away from home.  Unfortunately for the chef of the Straw Hats, that childhood is coming home to roost, as a family member is tracking him down.  I would hate to spoil the plot twists by being any more specific - as it is, the (necessary) warnings give away a great deal about the nature of his home island's culture.  Kinda makes his position as a chef more interesting though, yes? And it casts a new light on his marooning with Zeff (spoiler for the unaware: Zeff was forced to eat his own leg, when their rations started to run out, as he gave the remaining rations to young Sanji rather than let Sanji starve).

As I said, I really liked the small details that were incorporated into the fic.  Why Sanji used the fake name of "Mr. Prince", why he never pulls his hair back from one side of his face, and even, obliquely, why he can't hurt women... all these aspects of the canon characterization are explained in a way that I found to be plausible and One Piece canon-compliant.  Do bear in mind that the story dates to 2006, so any more recent events and characters will obviously not be included.  

Raptus Regalis   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4   Part 5   Part 6 (last part is also an index post)

Raptus Regalis, by Mettathron (R)

  • May. 7th, 2010 at 9:52 AM
Title:  Raptus Regalis
Fandom:  One Piece
Pairing: ...gen, actually
Categories:  action, drama, family
Length: Long [~15,000 words]
Warnings:  malicious cannibalism, OC death, violence


Author on LJ[livejournal.com profile] mettathron 
Website:  n/a

Author's Summary:  Born as two, destined to be one. There's more to Mr. Prince than meets the eye, and if they catch him, all his dreams will die.

Review:  I thought this story was a neat way of creating a character's backstory so that it handily explains small details that cropped up in canon.  Since that was about as clear as mud, let me try to explain again: in this story, Sanji gets a family and a creepy childhood, and the fundamental morality of his character is set in stone by a tragic event shortly before Sanji runs away from home.  Unfortunately for the chef of the Straw Hats, that childhood is coming home to roost, as a family member is tracking him down.  I would hate to spoil the plot twists by being any more specific - as it is, the (necessary) warnings give away a great deal about the nature of his home island's culture.  Kinda makes his position as a chef more interesting though, yes? And it casts a new light on his marooning with Zeff (spoiler for the unaware: Zeff was forced to eat his own leg, when their rations started to run out, as he gave the remaining rations to young Sanji rather than let Sanji starve).

As I said, I really liked the small details that were incorporated into the fic.  Why Sanji used the fake name of "Mr. Prince", why he never pulls his hair back from one side of his face, and even, obliquely, why he can't hurt women... all these aspects of the canon characterization are explained in a way that I found to be plausible and One Piece canon-compliant.  Do bear in mind that the story dates to 2006, so any more recent events and characters will obviously not be included.  

Raptus Regalis   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4   Part 5   Part 6 (last part is also an index post)

Acquired Taste, by Chibi-Trillian (PG-13)

  • Apr. 30th, 2010 at 12:53 PM
Title:  Acquired Taste
Fandom:  One Piece
Pairing:  Smoker/Zeff (I know!)
Categories:  humor, romance, pre-canon
Length:  Medium [~6,500 words]
Warnings:  n/a


Author on LJ[livejournal.com profile] chibi_trillian 
Website:  n/a

Summary:  A decade before the main action of One Piece: when a pirate chef meets a Marine, a bad hilarious time is had by all.

Review:  This story is a fun take on an unlikely slash pairing... a pairing that would never have occurred to me, but which the author makes surprisingly plausible (and hot).  Chibi-Trillian does a great job fleshing out the characters and keeping their behavior within the One Piece tradition of zany-ness.  It's a good story to read at any point after you have "met" both characters in canon, as it is set before the canon storyarcs begin, and does not spoil any of the future events. 

Acquired Taste   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4   Part 5   Part 6   Epilogue

Acquired Taste, by Chibi-Trillian (PG-13)

  • Apr. 30th, 2010 at 12:53 PM
Title:  Acquired Taste
Fandom:  One Piece
Pairing:  Smoker/Zeff (I know!)
Categories:  humor, romance, pre-canon
Length:  Medium [~6,500 words]
Warnings:  n/a


Author on LJ[livejournal.com profile] chibi_trillian 
Website:  n/a

Summary:  A decade before the main action of One Piece: when a pirate chef meets a Marine, a bad hilarious time is had by all.

Review:  This story is a fun take on an unlikely slash pairing... a pairing that would never have occurred to me, but which the author makes surprisingly plausible (and hot).  Chibi-Trillian does a great job fleshing out the characters and keeping their behavior within the One Piece tradition of zany-ness.  It's a good story to read at any point after you have "met" both characters in canon, as it is set before the canon storyarcs begin, and does not spoil any of the future events. 

Acquired Taste   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4   Part 5   Part 6   Epilogue

Acquired Taste, by Chibi-Trillian (PG-13)

  • Apr. 30th, 2010 at 12:53 PM
Title:  Acquired Taste
Fandom:  One Piece
Pairing:  Smoker/Zeff (I know!)
Categories:  humor, romance, pre-canon
Length:  Medium [~6,500 words]
Warnings:  n/a


Author on LJ[livejournal.com profile] chibi_trillian 
Website:  n/a

Summary:  A decade before the main action of One Piece: when a pirate chef meets a Marine, a bad hilarious time is had by all.

Review:  This story is a fun take on an unlikely slash pairing... a pairing that would never have occurred to me, but which the author makes surprisingly plausible (and hot).  Chibi-Trillian does a great job fleshing out the characters and keeping their behavior within the One Piece tradition of zany-ness.  It's a good story to read at any point after you have "met" both characters in canon, as it is set before the canon storyarcs begin, and does not spoil any of the future events. 

Acquired Taste   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4   Part 5   Part 6   Epilogue

Acquired Taste, by Chibi-Trillian (PG-13)

  • Apr. 30th, 2010 at 12:53 PM
Title:  Acquired Taste
Fandom:  One Piece
Pairing:  Smoker/Zeff (I know!)
Categories:  humor, romance, pre-canon
Length:  Medium [~6,500 words]
Warnings:  n/a


Author on LJ[livejournal.com profile] chibi_trillian 
Website:  n/a

Summary:  A decade before the main action of One Piece: when a pirate chef meets a Marine, a bad hilarious time is had by all.

Review:  This story is a fun take on an unlikely slash pairing... a pairing that would never have occurred to me, but which the author makes surprisingly plausible (and hot).  Chibi-Trillian does a great job fleshing out the characters and keeping their behavior within the One Piece tradition of zany-ness.  It's a good story to read at any point after you have "met" both characters in canon, as it is set before the canon storyarcs begin, and does not spoil any of the future events. 

Acquired Taste   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4   Part 5   Part 6   Epilogue

Acquired Taste, by Chibi-Trillian (PG-13)

  • Apr. 30th, 2010 at 12:53 PM
Title:  Acquired Taste
Fandom:  One Piece
Pairing:  Smoker/Zeff (I know!)
Categories:  humor, romance, pre-canon
Length:  Medium [~6,500 words]
Warnings:  n/a


Author on LJ[livejournal.com profile] chibi_trillian 
Website:  n/a

Summary:  A decade before the main action of One Piece: when a pirate chef meets a Marine, a bad hilarious time is had by all.

Review:  This story is a fun take on an unlikely slash pairing... a pairing that would never have occurred to me, but which the author makes surprisingly plausible (and hot).  Chibi-Trillian does a great job fleshing out the characters and keeping their behavior within the One Piece tradition of zany-ness.  It's a good story to read at any point after you have "met" both characters in canon, as it is set before the canon storyarcs begin, and does not spoil any of the future events. 

Acquired Taste   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4   Part 5   Part 6   Epilogue

Acquired Taste, by Chibi-Trillian (PG-13)

  • Apr. 30th, 2010 at 12:53 PM
Title:  Acquired Taste
Fandom:  One Piece
Pairing:  Smoker/Zeff (I know!)
Categories:  humor, romance, pre-canon
Length:  Medium [~6,500 words]
Warnings:  n/a


Author on LJ[livejournal.com profile] chibi_trillian 
Website:  n/a

Summary:  A decade before the main action of One Piece: when a pirate chef meets a Marine, a bad hilarious time is had by all.

Review:  This story is a fun take on an unlikely slash pairing... a pairing that would never have occurred to me, but which the author makes surprisingly plausible (and hot).  Chibi-Trillian does a great job fleshing out the characters and keeping their behavior within the One Piece tradition of zany-ness.  It's a good story to read at any point after you have "met" both characters in canon, as it is set before the canon storyarcs begin, and does not spoil any of the future events. 

Acquired Taste   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4   Part 5   Part 6   Epilogue

Full Circle, by Nike Femme (R)

  • Apr. 23rd, 2010 at 11:47 AM
Title:  Full Circle
Fandom:  Fullmetal Alchemist
Pairing:  Ed/Roy, with background Al/Winry, Hawkeye/Havoc and Hawkeye --> Roy
Categories:  AU, action, amnesia, drama, romance
Length:  Epic [~141,000 words]
Warnings:  implied past shota; violence; couple of narm scenes


Author on LJ:  n/a
Website:  On Fanfiction.net

Summary:  Edward Elric returns with amnesia; he's lived the past four years as Auric, a Gatekeeper, and has become a hardened warrior.  Will his friends be able to awaken Ed, and what happens to Auric if they do?  They'll need both Auric and Ed to defeat the homunculi...

Review:  Nike Femme does a good job with a plot that was very popular after the first FMA anime ended - namely, have Ed go somewhere other than the Other World depicted in the movie, and come back with a skills upgrade.  Most of these fics were not great, lending themselves to Gary-Stu Edwards very easily, but Nike Femme pulls this one off with only one misstep.

I liked how the author built up Ed's new personality, "Auric".  He came off as a real character, and as a plausible direction for an Edward with no memories to grow.  Yes, Auric has a lot of power, but his skills seem more like a burden than a blessing, and almost everyone in his Order of Gatekeepers is doomed as per their job description to die horribly in some sort of battle.  Auric interacts well with the FMA crew, and when the inevitable moment of memory-returning comes, he isn't swept under the carpet forever, thankfully.  I also liked how Roy and Ed's romance was built up.  I'm a sucker for separated lovers reuniting, and while Roy suffers quite a bit after realizing that Ed doesn't remember their relationship, it all comes out well.  In addition, I thought the action scenes were well done, with good imagery, and I liked the mash-up of anime and manga canon.  It worked very well to have the story continue past the action climax to the political maneuvering that is necessary for the winners to do, and to have a manga character show up at that stage to provide a new perspective on Ed and Roy's relationship.

I must throw in a caveat here, and that is the issue of "suddenly-songfic" moments.  If I recall correctly, significant portions of two chapters had Ed and Winry singing songs that a) aren't songs that are known to exist in the FMA universe, b) aren't even accurate for the time period, and c) are clearly there only because the author really likes those songs.  NO, no, just no.  Do not do this, authors.  Luckily, at least one of those scenes is completely skippable, and the other didn't make me wince too much - well, since I'm still reccing this, obviously I didn't think they spoiled the fic.  Fair warning, though! 

Full Circle 

Full Circle, by Nike Femme (R)

  • Apr. 23rd, 2010 at 11:47 AM
Title:  Full Circle
Fandom:  Fullmetal Alchemist
Pairing:  Ed/Roy, with background Al/Winry, Hawkeye/Havoc and Hawkeye --> Roy
Categories:  AU, action, amnesia, drama, romance
Length:  Epic [~141,000 words]
Warnings:  implied past shota; violence; couple of narm scenes


Author on LJ:  n/a
Website:  On Fanfiction.net

Summary:  Edward Elric returns with amnesia; he's lived the past four years as Auric, a Gatekeeper, and has become a hardened warrior.  Will his friends be able to awaken Ed, and what happens to Auric if they do?  They'll need both Auric and Ed to defeat the homunculi...

Review:  Nike Femme does a good job with a plot that was very popular after the first FMA anime ended - namely, have Ed go somewhere other than the Other World depicted in the movie, and come back with a skills upgrade.  Most of these fics were not great, lending themselves to Gary-Stu Edwards very easily, but Nike Femme pulls this one off with only one misstep.

I liked how the author built up Ed's new personality, "Auric".  He came off as a real character, and as a plausible direction for an Edward with no memories to grow.  Yes, Auric has a lot of power, but his skills seem more like a burden than a blessing, and almost everyone in his Order of Gatekeepers is doomed as per their job description to die horribly in some sort of battle.  Auric interacts well with the FMA crew, and when the inevitable moment of memory-returning comes, he isn't swept under the carpet forever, thankfully.  I also liked how Roy and Ed's romance was built up.  I'm a sucker for separated lovers reuniting, and while Roy suffers quite a bit after realizing that Ed doesn't remember their relationship, it all comes out well.  In addition, I thought the action scenes were well done, with good imagery, and I liked the mash-up of anime and manga canon.  It worked very well to have the story continue past the action climax to the political maneuvering that is necessary for the winners to do, and to have a manga character show up at that stage to provide a new perspective on Ed and Roy's relationship.

I must throw in a caveat here, and that is the issue of "suddenly-songfic" moments.  If I recall correctly, significant portions of two chapters had Ed and Winry singing songs that a) aren't songs that are known to exist in the FMA universe, b) aren't even accurate for the time period, and c) are clearly there only because the author really likes those songs.  NO, no, just no.  Do not do this, authors.  Luckily, at least one of those scenes is completely skippable, and the other didn't make me wince too much - well, since I'm still reccing this, obviously I didn't think they spoiled the fic.  Fair warning, though! 

Full Circle 

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