Title: To Serve and Protect & Suits and Suitors.
Fandom: Nolan-verse Batman.
Pairing: Bruce Wayne/Jim Gordon.
Categories: Angst, Humor, Romance.
Length: Epic for both, individually Long (23,000 and 24,000 words respectively).
Warnings: Mentions suicide.
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Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] ragdoll987
Author Website: LJ Masterlist of Fics
Keshka @ Fanfiction.net

Review:
Ragdoll is perhaps best known for her Star Trek XI fics, but she has also made some great contributions to the new Batman Fandom. In "To Serve and Protect" the partnership between Commissioner Gordon and Batman is solidified and develops into something more. Things get more complicated in "Suits and Suitors" when Bruce Wayne enters Gordon's life.

While the attraction between them comes a bit early on the story - too early perhaps - the development of their romantic relationship (and of their partnership as a whole) is quite well handled and the Batman/Gordon/Bruce "triangle" which shows up in the second fic a delight. All in all, these are two interesting relationship-centered fics.

To Serve and Protect (Masterpost)
Suits and Suitors (Masterpost)
Title: To Serve and Protect & Suits and Suitors.
Fandom: Nolan-verse Batman.
Pairing: Bruce Wayne/Jim Gordon.
Categories: Angst, Humor, Romance.
Length: Epic for both, individually Long (23,000 and 24,000 words respectively).
Warnings: Mentions suicide.
.
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] ragdoll987
Author Website: LJ Masterlist of Fics
Keshka @ Fanfiction.net

Review:
Ragdoll is perhaps best known for her Star Trek XI fics, but she has also made some great contributions to the new Batman Fandom. In "To Serve and Protect" the partnership between Commissioner Gordon and Batman is solidified and develops into something more. Things get more complicated in "Suits and Suitors" when Bruce Wayne enters Gordon's life.

While the attraction between them comes a bit early on the story - too early perhaps - the development of their romantic relationship (and of their partnership as a whole) is quite well handled and the Batman/Gordon/Bruce "triangle" which shows up in the second fic a delight. All in all, these are two interesting relationship-centered fics.

To Serve and Protect (Masterpost)
Suits and Suitors (Masterpost)
Title: To Serve and Protect & Suits and Suitors.
Fandom: Nolan-verse Batman.
Pairing: Bruce Wayne/Jim Gordon.
Categories: Angst, Humor, Romance.
Length: Epic for both, individually Long (23,000 and 24,000 words respectively).
Warnings: Mentions suicide.
.
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] ragdoll987
Author Website: LJ Masterlist of Fics
Keshka @ Fanfiction.net

Review:
Ragdoll is perhaps best known for her Star Trek XI fics, but she has also made some great contributions to the new Batman Fandom. In "To Serve and Protect" the partnership between Commissioner Gordon and Batman is solidified and develops into something more. Things get more complicated in "Suits and Suitors" when Bruce Wayne enters Gordon's life.

While the attraction between them comes a bit early on the story - too early perhaps - the development of their romantic relationship (and of their partnership as a whole) is quite well handled and the Batman/Gordon/Bruce "triangle" which shows up in the second fic a delight. All in all, these are two interesting relationship-centered fics.

To Serve and Protect (Masterpost)
Suits and Suitors (Masterpost)
Title: To Serve and Protect & Suits and Suitors.
Fandom: Nolan-verse Batman.
Pairing: Bruce Wayne/Jim Gordon.
Categories: Angst, Humor, Romance.
Length: Epic for both, individually Long (23,000 and 24,000 words respectively).
Warnings: Mentions suicide.
.
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] ragdoll987
Author Website: LJ Masterlist of Fics
Keshka @ Fanfiction.net

Review:
Ragdoll is perhaps best known for her Star Trek XI fics, but she has also made some great contributions to the new Batman Fandom. In "To Serve and Protect" the partnership between Commissioner Gordon and Batman is solidified and develops into something more. Things get more complicated in "Suits and Suitors" when Bruce Wayne enters Gordon's life.

While the attraction between them comes a bit early on the story - too early perhaps - the development of their romantic relationship (and of their partnership as a whole) is quite well handled and the Batman/Gordon/Bruce "triangle" which shows up in the second fic a delight. All in all, these are two interesting relationship-centered fics.

To Serve and Protect (Masterpost)
Suits and Suitors (Masterpost)
Title: To Serve and Protect & Suits and Suitors.
Fandom: Nolan-verse Batman.
Pairing: Bruce Wayne/Jim Gordon.
Categories: Angst, Humor, Romance.
Length: Epic for both, individually Long (23,000 and 24,000 words respectively).
Warnings: Mentions suicide.
.
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] ragdoll987
Author Website: LJ Masterlist of Fics
Keshka @ Fanfiction.net

Review:
Ragdoll is perhaps best known for her Star Trek XI fics, but she has also made some great contributions to the new Batman Fandom. In "To Serve and Protect" the partnership between Commissioner Gordon and Batman is solidified and develops into something more. Things get more complicated in "Suits and Suitors" when Bruce Wayne enters Gordon's life.

While the attraction between them comes a bit early on the story - too early perhaps - the development of their romantic relationship (and of their partnership as a whole) is quite well handled and the Batman/Gordon/Bruce "triangle" which shows up in the second fic a delight. All in all, these are two interesting relationship-centered fics.

To Serve and Protect (Masterpost)
Suits and Suitors (Masterpost)
Title: To Serve and Protect & Suits and Suitors.
Fandom: Nolan-verse Batman.
Pairing: Bruce Wayne/Jim Gordon.
Categories: Angst, Humor, Romance.
Length: Epic for both, individually Long (23,000 and 24,000 words respectively).
Warnings: Mentions suicide.
.
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] ragdoll987
Author Website: LJ Masterlist of Fics
Keshka @ Fanfiction.net

Review:
Ragdoll is perhaps best known for her Star Trek XI fics, but she has also made some great contributions to the new Batman Fandom. In "To Serve and Protect" the partnership between Commissioner Gordon and Batman is solidified and develops into something more. Things get more complicated in "Suits and Suitors" when Bruce Wayne enters Gordon's life.

While the attraction between them comes a bit early on the story - too early perhaps - the development of their romantic relationship (and of their partnership as a whole) is quite well handled and the Batman/Gordon/Bruce "triangle" which shows up in the second fic a delight. All in all, these are two interesting relationship-centered fics.

To Serve and Protect (Masterpost)
Suits and Suitors (Masterpost)
Title: Night Lights & Into Morning.
Fandom: Nolan-verse Batman.
Pairing: Jim Gordon/Bruce Wayne.
Categories: Action, Romance.
Length: Long.
Warnings: Established relationship in "Into Morning".

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] noelia_g
Author Website: stop. look. listen.

Review:
Jim Gordon has to deal with the fallout of the events of TDK: the manhunt for Batman (with whom he still maintains a strange partnership/friendship), his new job (and the paperwork and official appearances that come with it) and the fact that his marriage appears to be over. But one of the most significant changes is the addition of Bruce Wayne's surprisingly engaging company and the relationship that develops from that.

While "Night Lights" & "Into Morning" don't have a particular original or intricate plot, Noelia has a gift for writing Jim and Bruce which makes her fics worth reading. This particular set of fics contains awesome banter between them, an interesting revelation scene (a particular weakness of mine) and some delightful cameo appearances by Alfred (who always manages to steal the show). What's not to love about that?

Night Lights
Some Mornings Are Stranger Than Others (Interlude)
Into Morning
Title: Night Lights & Into Morning.
Fandom: Nolan-verse Batman.
Pairing: Jim Gordon/Bruce Wayne.
Categories: Action, Romance.
Length: Long.
Warnings: Established relationship in "Into Morning".

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] noelia_g
Author Website: stop. look. listen.

Review:
Jim Gordon has to deal with the fallout of the events of TDK: the manhunt for Batman (with whom he still maintains a strange partnership/friendship), his new job (and the paperwork and official appearances that come with it) and the fact that his marriage appears to be over. But one of the most significant changes is the addition of Bruce Wayne's surprisingly engaging company and the relationship that develops from that.

While "Night Lights" & "Into Morning" don't have a particular original or intricate plot, Noelia has a gift for writing Jim and Bruce which makes her fics worth reading. This particular set of fics contains awesome banter between them, an interesting revelation scene (a particular weakness of mine) and some delightful cameo appearances by Alfred (who always manages to steal the show). What's not to love about that?

Night Lights
Some Mornings Are Stranger Than Others (Interlude)
Into Morning
Title: Night Lights & Into Morning.
Fandom: Nolan-verse Batman.
Pairing: Jim Gordon/Bruce Wayne.
Categories: Action, Romance.
Length: Long.
Warnings: Established relationship in "Into Morning".

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] noelia_g
Author Website: stop. look. listen.

Review:
Jim Gordon has to deal with the fallout of the events of TDK: the manhunt for Batman (with whom he still maintains a strange partnership/friendship), his new job (and the paperwork and official appearances that come with it) and the fact that his marriage appears to be over. But one of the most significant changes is the addition of Bruce Wayne's surprisingly engaging company and the relationship that develops from that.

While "Night Lights" & "Into Morning" don't have a particular original or intricate plot, Noelia has a gift for writing Jim and Bruce which makes her fics worth reading. This particular set of fics contains awesome banter between them, an interesting revelation scene (a particular weakness of mine) and some delightful cameo appearances by Alfred (who always manages to steal the show). What's not to love about that?

Night Lights
Some Mornings Are Stranger Than Others (Interlude)
Into Morning
Title: Night Lights & Into Morning.
Fandom: Nolan-verse Batman.
Pairing: Jim Gordon/Bruce Wayne.
Categories: Action, Romance.
Length: Long.
Warnings: Established relationship in "Into Morning".

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] noelia_g
Author Website: stop. look. listen.

Review:
Jim Gordon has to deal with the fallout of the events of TDK: the manhunt for Batman (with whom he still maintains a strange partnership/friendship), his new job (and the paperwork and official appearances that come with it) and the fact that his marriage appears to be over. But one of the most significant changes is the addition of Bruce Wayne's surprisingly engaging company and the relationship that develops from that.

While "Night Lights" & "Into Morning" don't have a particular original or intricate plot, Noelia has a gift for writing Jim and Bruce which makes her fics worth reading. This particular set of fics contains awesome banter between them, an interesting revelation scene (a particular weakness of mine) and some delightful cameo appearances by Alfred (who always manages to steal the show). What's not to love about that?

Night Lights
Some Mornings Are Stranger Than Others (Interlude)
Into Morning
Title: Night Lights & Into Morning.
Fandom: Nolan-verse Batman.
Pairing: Jim Gordon/Bruce Wayne.
Categories: Action, Romance.
Length: Long.
Warnings: Established relationship in "Into Morning".

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] noelia_g
Author Website: stop. look. listen.

Review:
Jim Gordon has to deal with the fallout of the events of TDK: the manhunt for Batman (with whom he still maintains a strange partnership/friendship), his new job (and the paperwork and official appearances that come with it) and the fact that his marriage appears to be over. But one of the most significant changes is the addition of Bruce Wayne's surprisingly engaging company and the relationship that develops from that.

While "Night Lights" & "Into Morning" don't have a particular original or intricate plot, Noelia has a gift for writing Jim and Bruce which makes her fics worth reading. This particular set of fics contains awesome banter between them, an interesting revelation scene (a particular weakness of mine) and some delightful cameo appearances by Alfred (who always manages to steal the show). What's not to love about that?

Night Lights
Some Mornings Are Stranger Than Others (Interlude)
Into Morning
Title: Night Lights & Into Morning.
Fandom: Nolan-verse Batman.
Pairing: Jim Gordon/Bruce Wayne.
Categories: Action, Romance.
Length: Long.
Warnings: Established relationship in "Into Morning".

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] noelia_g
Author Website: stop. look. listen.

Review:
Jim Gordon has to deal with the fallout of the events of TDK: the manhunt for Batman (with whom he still maintains a strange partnership/friendship), his new job (and the paperwork and official appearances that come with it) and the fact that his marriage appears to be over. But one of the most significant changes is the addition of Bruce Wayne's surprisingly engaging company and the relationship that develops from that.

While "Night Lights" & "Into Morning" don't have a particular original or intricate plot, Noelia has a gift for writing Jim and Bruce which makes her fics worth reading. This particular set of fics contains awesome banter between them, an interesting revelation scene (a particular weakness of mine) and some delightful cameo appearances by Alfred (who always manages to steal the show). What's not to love about that?

Night Lights
Some Mornings Are Stranger Than Others (Interlude)
Into Morning

Bird of Prey by Jane Potter (NC-17)

  • Mar. 23rd, 2010 at 12:31 PM
Title: Bird of Prey.
Fandom: Nolan-verse Batman.
Pairing: Jim Gordon/Bruce Wayne.
Categories: Action, Angst, Case File, Dark, Drama, Hurt/Comfort.
Length: Epic.
Warnings: A *lot* of violence, mentions of drug use, prostitution (which involves dub-con) and non-con, OC deaths, illness as a result of psychological trauma.

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] jane_potter
Author Website: Jane Potter@ Ao3

Author's Summary: "A new Mafia kingpin. A vigilante in exile. A commissioner without allies. Half a year undercover, deep in the heart of the criminal underworld. Half a year to redeem Batman, salvage a broken partnership, and-- maybe-- save Gotham."

Review:
A new Mafia boss threatens Gotham city and Bruce Wayne decides to fight the spreading wave of criminality from within. Assuming a new identity, he goes deep undercover and becomes an enforcer for the Mafia, a position that will put him in considerable danger, physically and mentally. Thankfully he is not alone: Jim Gordon refuses to be kept in the dark and offers his support and friendship.

I've been waiting for the author to post the last chapter on Fanfiction.net (for all of those that would rather download a single file instead of going through 24 different parts) so I could rec this story, which is absolutely brilliant. While I'm not put of by angst or even the occasional dose of drama (especially if followed by a happy ending), I'm not usually a fan of darker fics. Perhaps because the fandom itself is a bit darker than my usual fare, "Bird of Prey" really worked for me. Yes, there's quite a bit of violence in the story, but it is always used as an important part of the plot and never just for the shock value.

The thing that really made me enjoy the story, besides the interesting plot, was the portrayal of all the characters. The OCs are interesting and fleshed out. The unbeatable Major Crimes trio of Stephens, Bullock and Montoya is fantastically written (Montoya, in particular, is beyond awesome). Barbara Gordon is, thankfully, not painted as a villain and the dissolution of her marriage with Jim and his increasing involvement with Bruce don't feel forced. Last, but certainly not least, I couldn't fail to praise the author for not ignoring the effects of such a long term "undercover operation" on Bruce and how he and and Jim deal with them.

All in all this is a wonderfully crafted story about the sacrifices people are willing to make for the things they believe in and the consequences thereof.

Bird of Prey
@LJ : here (link to the first part - every chapter has a link to the next) or here (link to last part, with links to the previous 23 chapters).
DW Post (wich links to .doc and .pdf files)
Bonus Post (with references, deleted snippets, character information and fic timeline).

Short "Prequels"
Merry Christmas, Comissioner.
Happy New Year, Batman.

Bird of Prey by Jane Potter (NC-17)

  • Mar. 23rd, 2010 at 12:31 PM
Title: Bird of Prey.
Fandom: Nolan-verse Batman.
Pairing: Jim Gordon/Bruce Wayne.
Categories: Action, Angst, Case File, Dark, Drama, Hurt/Comfort.
Length: Epic.
Warnings: A *lot* of violence, mentions of drug use, prostitution (which involves dub-con) and non-con, OC deaths, illness as a result of psychological trauma.

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] jane_potter
Author Website: Jane Potter@ Ao3

Author's Summary: "A new Mafia kingpin. A vigilante in exile. A commissioner without allies. Half a year undercover, deep in the heart of the criminal underworld. Half a year to redeem Batman, salvage a broken partnership, and-- maybe-- save Gotham."

Review:
A new Mafia boss threatens Gotham city and Bruce Wayne decides to fight the spreading wave of criminality from within. Assuming a new identity, he goes deep undercover and becomes an enforcer for the Mafia, a position that will put him in considerable danger, physically and mentally. Thankfully he is not alone: Jim Gordon refuses to be kept in the dark and offers his support and friendship.

I've been waiting for the author to post the last chapter on Fanfiction.net (for all of those that would rather download a single file instead of going through 24 different parts) so I could rec this story, which is absolutely brilliant. While I'm not put of by angst or even the occasional dose of drama (especially if followed by a happy ending), I'm not usually a fan of darker fics. Perhaps because the fandom itself is a bit darker than my usual fare, "Bird of Prey" really worked for me. Yes, there's quite a bit of violence in the story, but it is always used as an important part of the plot and never just for the shock value.

The thing that really made me enjoy the story, besides the interesting plot, was the portrayal of all the characters. The OCs are interesting and fleshed out. The unbeatable Major Crimes trio of Stephens, Bullock and Montoya is fantastically written (Montoya, in particular, is beyond awesome). Barbara Gordon is, thankfully, not painted as a villain and the dissolution of her marriage with Jim and his increasing involvement with Bruce don't feel forced. Last, but certainly not least, I couldn't fail to praise the author for not ignoring the effects of such a long term "undercover operation" on Bruce and how he and and Jim deal with them.

All in all this is a wonderfully crafted story about the sacrifices people are willing to make for the things they believe in and the consequences thereof.

Bird of Prey
@LJ : here (link to the first part - every chapter has a link to the next) or here (link to last part, with links to the previous 23 chapters).
DW Post (wich links to .doc and .pdf files)
Bonus Post (with references, deleted snippets, character information and fic timeline).

Short "Prequels"
Merry Christmas, Comissioner.
Happy New Year, Batman.

Bird of Prey by Jane Potter (NC-17)

  • Mar. 23rd, 2010 at 12:31 PM
Title: Bird of Prey.
Fandom: Nolan-verse Batman.
Pairing: Jim Gordon/Bruce Wayne.
Categories: Action, Angst, Case File, Dark, Drama, Hurt/Comfort.
Length: Epic.
Warnings: A *lot* of violence, mentions of drug use, prostitution (which involves dub-con) and non-con, OC deaths, illness as a result of psychological trauma.

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] jane_potter
Author Website: Jane Potter@ Ao3

Author's Summary: "A new Mafia kingpin. A vigilante in exile. A commissioner without allies. Half a year undercover, deep in the heart of the criminal underworld. Half a year to redeem Batman, salvage a broken partnership, and-- maybe-- save Gotham."

Review:
A new Mafia boss threatens Gotham city and Bruce Wayne decides to fight the spreading wave of criminality from within. Assuming a new identity, he goes deep undercover and becomes an enforcer for the Mafia, a position that will put him in considerable danger, physically and mentally. Thankfully he is not alone: Jim Gordon refuses to be kept in the dark and offers his support and friendship.

I've been waiting for the author to post the last chapter on Fanfiction.net (for all of those that would rather download a single file instead of going through 24 different parts) so I could rec this story, which is absolutely brilliant. While I'm not put of by angst or even the occasional dose of drama (especially if followed by a happy ending), I'm not usually a fan of darker fics. Perhaps because the fandom itself is a bit darker than my usual fare, "Bird of Prey" really worked for me. Yes, there's quite a bit of violence in the story, but it is always used as an important part of the plot and never just for the shock value.

The thing that really made me enjoy the story, besides the interesting plot, was the portrayal of all the characters. The OCs are interesting and fleshed out. The unbeatable Major Crimes trio of Stephens, Bullock and Montoya is fantastically written (Montoya, in particular, is beyond awesome). Barbara Gordon is, thankfully, not painted as a villain and the dissolution of her marriage with Jim and his increasing involvement with Bruce don't feel forced. Last, but certainly not least, I couldn't fail to praise the author for not ignoring the effects of such a long term "undercover operation" on Bruce and how he and and Jim deal with them.

All in all this is a wonderfully crafted story about the sacrifices people are willing to make for the things they believe in and the consequences thereof.

Bird of Prey
@LJ : here (link to the first part - every chapter has a link to the next) or here (link to last part, with links to the previous 23 chapters).
DW Post (wich links to .doc and .pdf files)
Bonus Post (with references, deleted snippets, character information and fic timeline).

Short "Prequels"
Merry Christmas, Comissioner.
Happy New Year, Batman.

Bird of Prey by Jane Potter (NC-17)

  • Mar. 23rd, 2010 at 12:31 PM
Title: Bird of Prey.
Fandom: Nolan-verse Batman.
Pairing: Jim Gordon/Bruce Wayne.
Categories: Action, Angst, Case File, Dark, Drama, Hurt/Comfort.
Length: Epic.
Warnings: A *lot* of violence, mentions of drug use, prostitution (which involves dub-con) and non-con, OC deaths, illness as a result of psychological trauma.

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] jane_potter
Author Website: Jane Potter@ Ao3

Author's Summary: "A new Mafia kingpin. A vigilante in exile. A commissioner without allies. Half a year undercover, deep in the heart of the criminal underworld. Half a year to redeem Batman, salvage a broken partnership, and-- maybe-- save Gotham."

Review:
A new Mafia boss threatens Gotham city and Bruce Wayne decides to fight the spreading wave of criminality from within. Assuming a new identity, he goes deep undercover and becomes an enforcer for the Mafia, a position that will put him in considerable danger, physically and mentally. Thankfully he is not alone: Jim Gordon refuses to be kept in the dark and offers his support and friendship.

I've been waiting for the author to post the last chapter on Fanfiction.net (for all of those that would rather download a single file instead of going through 24 different parts) so I could rec this story, which is absolutely brilliant. While I'm not put of by angst or even the occasional dose of drama (especially if followed by a happy ending), I'm not usually a fan of darker fics. Perhaps because the fandom itself is a bit darker than my usual fare, "Bird of Prey" really worked for me. Yes, there's quite a bit of violence in the story, but it is always used as an important part of the plot and never just for the shock value.

The thing that really made me enjoy the story, besides the interesting plot, was the portrayal of all the characters. The OCs are interesting and fleshed out. The unbeatable Major Crimes trio of Stephens, Bullock and Montoya is fantastically written (Montoya, in particular, is beyond awesome). Barbara Gordon is, thankfully, not painted as a villain and the dissolution of her marriage with Jim and his increasing involvement with Bruce don't feel forced. Last, but certainly not least, I couldn't fail to praise the author for not ignoring the effects of such a long term "undercover operation" on Bruce and how he and and Jim deal with them.

All in all this is a wonderfully crafted story about the sacrifices people are willing to make for the things they believe in and the consequences thereof.

Bird of Prey
@LJ : here (link to the first part - every chapter has a link to the next) or here (link to last part, with links to the previous 23 chapters).
DW Post (wich links to .doc and .pdf files)
Bonus Post (with references, deleted snippets, character information and fic timeline).

Short "Prequels"
Merry Christmas, Comissioner.
Happy New Year, Batman.

Bird of Prey by Jane Potter (NC-17)

  • Mar. 23rd, 2010 at 12:31 PM
Title: Bird of Prey.
Fandom: Nolan-verse Batman.
Pairing: Jim Gordon/Bruce Wayne.
Categories: Action, Angst, Case File, Dark, Drama, Hurt/Comfort.
Length: Epic.
Warnings: A *lot* of violence, mentions of drug use, prostitution (which involves dub-con) and non-con, OC deaths, illness as a result of psychological trauma.

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] jane_potter
Author Website: Jane Potter@ Ao3

Author's Summary: "A new Mafia kingpin. A vigilante in exile. A commissioner without allies. Half a year undercover, deep in the heart of the criminal underworld. Half a year to redeem Batman, salvage a broken partnership, and-- maybe-- save Gotham."

Review:
A new Mafia boss threatens Gotham city and Bruce Wayne decides to fight the spreading wave of criminality from within. Assuming a new identity, he goes deep undercover and becomes an enforcer for the Mafia, a position that will put him in considerable danger, physically and mentally. Thankfully he is not alone: Jim Gordon refuses to be kept in the dark and offers his support and friendship.

I've been waiting for the author to post the last chapter on Fanfiction.net (for all of those that would rather download a single file instead of going through 24 different parts) so I could rec this story, which is absolutely brilliant. While I'm not put of by angst or even the occasional dose of drama (especially if followed by a happy ending), I'm not usually a fan of darker fics. Perhaps because the fandom itself is a bit darker than my usual fare, "Bird of Prey" really worked for me. Yes, there's quite a bit of violence in the story, but it is always used as an important part of the plot and never just for the shock value.

The thing that really made me enjoy the story, besides the interesting plot, was the portrayal of all the characters. The OCs are interesting and fleshed out. The unbeatable Major Crimes trio of Stephens, Bullock and Montoya is fantastically written (Montoya, in particular, is beyond awesome). Barbara Gordon is, thankfully, not painted as a villain and the dissolution of her marriage with Jim and his increasing involvement with Bruce don't feel forced. Last, but certainly not least, I couldn't fail to praise the author for not ignoring the effects of such a long term "undercover operation" on Bruce and how he and and Jim deal with them.

All in all this is a wonderfully crafted story about the sacrifices people are willing to make for the things they believe in and the consequences thereof.

Bird of Prey
@LJ : here (link to the first part - every chapter has a link to the next) or here (link to last part, with links to the previous 23 chapters).
DW Post (wich links to .doc and .pdf files)
Bonus Post (with references, deleted snippets, character information and fic timeline).

Short "Prequels"
Merry Christmas, Comissioner.
Happy New Year, Batman.

Bird of Prey by Jane Potter (NC-17)

  • Mar. 23rd, 2010 at 12:31 PM
Title: Bird of Prey.
Fandom: Nolan-verse Batman.
Pairing: Jim Gordon/Bruce Wayne.
Categories: Action, Angst, Case File, Dark, Drama, Hurt/Comfort.
Length: Epic.
Warnings: A *lot* of violence, mentions of drug use, prostitution (which involves dub-con) and non-con, OC deaths, illness as a result of psychological trauma.

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] jane_potter
Author Website: Jane Potter@ Ao3

Author's Summary: "A new Mafia kingpin. A vigilante in exile. A commissioner without allies. Half a year undercover, deep in the heart of the criminal underworld. Half a year to redeem Batman, salvage a broken partnership, and-- maybe-- save Gotham."

Review:
A new Mafia boss threatens Gotham city and Bruce Wayne decides to fight the spreading wave of criminality from within. Assuming a new identity, he goes deep undercover and becomes an enforcer for the Mafia, a position that will put him in considerable danger, physically and mentally. Thankfully he is not alone: Jim Gordon refuses to be kept in the dark and offers his support and friendship.

I've been waiting for the author to post the last chapter on Fanfiction.net (for all of those that would rather download a single file instead of going through 24 different parts) so I could rec this story, which is absolutely brilliant. While I'm not put of by angst or even the occasional dose of drama (especially if followed by a happy ending), I'm not usually a fan of darker fics. Perhaps because the fandom itself is a bit darker than my usual fare, "Bird of Prey" really worked for me. Yes, there's quite a bit of violence in the story, but it is always used as an important part of the plot and never just for the shock value.

The thing that really made me enjoy the story, besides the interesting plot, was the portrayal of all the characters. The OCs are interesting and fleshed out. The unbeatable Major Crimes trio of Stephens, Bullock and Montoya is fantastically written (Montoya, in particular, is beyond awesome). Barbara Gordon is, thankfully, not painted as a villain and the dissolution of her marriage with Jim and his increasing involvement with Bruce don't feel forced. Last, but certainly not least, I couldn't fail to praise the author for not ignoring the effects of such a long term "undercover operation" on Bruce and how he and and Jim deal with them.

All in all this is a wonderfully crafted story about the sacrifices people are willing to make for the things they believe in and the consequences thereof.

Bird of Prey
@LJ : here (link to the first part - every chapter has a link to the next) or here (link to last part, with links to the previous 23 chapters).
DW Post (wich links to .doc and .pdf files)
Bonus Post (with references, deleted snippets, character information and fic timeline).

Short "Prequels"
Merry Christmas, Comissioner.
Happy New Year, Batman.
Recced by [profile] ivy_warlord08 :

Title: through the holes in your veins by noelia_g
Fandom: Batman: The Dark Knight
Pairing: Bruce Wayne/Jim Gordon
Categories: hurt/comfort
Length: Short
Warnings: slash, sexual situations

Author on LJ: [personal profile] noelia_g 
Website: n/a

Summary: (In the words of allaire mikháil) Jim Gordon only knows Batman by touch.

Review:
The fic itself is short (only 1,620 words), but it packs a lot in those words. The characters - Jim and Batman - are so damn in-character (especially Jim) that if Batman-canon went officially slashy (and more porny) between the two, this fic could be canon. Also, considering the length, [personal profile] noelia_g  does a brilliant job of developing the relationship between Jim and Batman. To say anymore would ruin it (and I say that earnestly).

And notice the NC-17 rating? Yes, part of the reason why I am reccing this is because of the porn. But not because it is hot and makes a person yell, "Oh My God!," out-loud. It does. But the selling point of the porn? It's in-character porn. Personally, I find in-character porn hotter than pages and pages of the rawest, most pornographic, detailed smut you can throw at me.

through the holes in your veins
Recced by [profile] ivy_warlord08 :

Title: through the holes in your veins by noelia_g
Fandom: Batman: The Dark Knight
Pairing: Bruce Wayne/Jim Gordon
Categories: hurt/comfort
Length: Short
Warnings: slash, sexual situations

Author on LJ: [personal profile] noelia_g 
Website: n/a

Summary: (In the words of allaire mikháil) Jim Gordon only knows Batman by touch.

Review:
The fic itself is short (only 1,620 words), but it packs a lot in those words. The characters - Jim and Batman - are so damn in-character (especially Jim) that if Batman-canon went officially slashy (and more porny) between the two, this fic could be canon. Also, considering the length, [personal profile] noelia_g  does a brilliant job of developing the relationship between Jim and Batman. To say anymore would ruin it (and I say that earnestly).

And notice the NC-17 rating? Yes, part of the reason why I am reccing this is because of the porn. But not because it is hot and makes a person yell, "Oh My God!," out-loud. It does. But the selling point of the porn? It's in-character porn. Personally, I find in-character porn hotter than pages and pages of the rawest, most pornographic, detailed smut you can throw at me.

through the holes in your veins

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