First Contact by Ruth Devero (NC-17)

  • Apr. 6th, 2010 at 11:45 AM
Title: First Contact.
Fandom: Star Trek: Voyager.
Pairing: Chakotay/Tom Paris.
Categories: Hurt/Comfort, Slave!fic.
Length: Long (~31,200 words).
Warnings: Physical, verbal and psychological abuse of slaves, dub-con (masters taking advantage of slaves).

Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: Adventures in the Screen Dimension

Review:
Chakotay and Tom are stranded on an alien planet with no way of contacting Voyager. To make things worse, the Commander is assumed to be a slave because of his Tattoo. While waiting to be rescued they have to blend in Chakotay acting like a slave and Tom as his master a task neither one is very happy about.

The whole "stranded on an alien planet" is certainly not a very original plot, but one thing this fic shows is that it can be quite interesting if done well. Set during the early seasons of Voyager, we have a Chakotay and Tom that, while not overtly hostile, are still a bit wary of each other. The enforced closeness and dependence make them re-evaluate their perceptions and their growing camaraderie soon turns into attraction. At the same time, they both struggle with the roles the Verkau society has imposed on them.

All in all, this is a great version of a much abused Trek cliché.

First Contact

First Contact by Ruth Devero (NC-17)

  • Apr. 6th, 2010 at 11:45 AM
Title: First Contact.
Fandom: Star Trek: Voyager.
Pairing: Chakotay/Tom Paris.
Categories: Hurt/Comfort, Slave!fic.
Length: Long (~31,200 words).
Warnings: Physical, verbal and psychological abuse of slaves, dub-con (masters taking advantage of slaves).

Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: Adventures in the Screen Dimension

Review:
Chakotay and Tom are stranded on an alien planet with no way of contacting Voyager. To make things worse, the Commander is assumed to be a slave because of his Tattoo. While waiting to be rescued they have to blend in Chakotay acting like a slave and Tom as his master a task neither one is very happy about.

The whole "stranded on an alien planet" is certainly not a very original plot, but one thing this fic shows is that it can be quite interesting if done well. Set during the early seasons of Voyager, we have a Chakotay and Tom that, while not overtly hostile, are still a bit wary of each other. The enforced closeness and dependence make them re-evaluate their perceptions and their growing camaraderie soon turns into attraction. At the same time, they both struggle with the roles the Verkau society has imposed on them.

All in all, this is a great version of a much abused Trek cliché.

First Contact

First Contact by Ruth Devero (NC-17)

  • Apr. 6th, 2010 at 11:45 AM
Title: First Contact.
Fandom: Star Trek: Voyager.
Pairing: Chakotay/Tom Paris.
Categories: Hurt/Comfort, Slave!fic.
Length: Long (~31,200 words).
Warnings: Physical, verbal and psychological abuse of slaves, dub-con (masters taking advantage of slaves).

Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: Adventures in the Screen Dimension

Review:
Chakotay and Tom are stranded on an alien planet with no way of contacting Voyager. To make things worse, the Commander is assumed to be a slave because of his Tattoo. While waiting to be rescued they have to blend in Chakotay acting like a slave and Tom as his master a task neither one is very happy about.

The whole "stranded on an alien planet" is certainly not a very original plot, but one thing this fic shows is that it can be quite interesting if done well. Set during the early seasons of Voyager, we have a Chakotay and Tom that, while not overtly hostile, are still a bit wary of each other. The enforced closeness and dependence make them re-evaluate their perceptions and their growing camaraderie soon turns into attraction. At the same time, they both struggle with the roles the Verkau society has imposed on them.

All in all, this is a great version of a much abused Trek cliché.

First Contact

First Contact by Ruth Devero (NC-17)

  • Apr. 6th, 2010 at 11:45 AM
Title: First Contact.
Fandom: Star Trek: Voyager.
Pairing: Chakotay/Tom Paris.
Categories: Hurt/Comfort, Slave!fic.
Length: Long (~31,200 words).
Warnings: Physical, verbal and psychological abuse of slaves, dub-con (masters taking advantage of slaves).

Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: Adventures in the Screen Dimension

Review:
Chakotay and Tom are stranded on an alien planet with no way of contacting Voyager. To make things worse, the Commander is assumed to be a slave because of his Tattoo. While waiting to be rescued they have to blend in Chakotay acting like a slave and Tom as his master a task neither one is very happy about.

The whole "stranded on an alien planet" is certainly not a very original plot, but one thing this fic shows is that it can be quite interesting if done well. Set during the early seasons of Voyager, we have a Chakotay and Tom that, while not overtly hostile, are still a bit wary of each other. The enforced closeness and dependence make them re-evaluate their perceptions and their growing camaraderie soon turns into attraction. At the same time, they both struggle with the roles the Verkau society has imposed on them.

All in all, this is a great version of a much abused Trek cliché.

First Contact

First Contact by Ruth Devero (NC-17)

  • Apr. 6th, 2010 at 11:45 AM
Title: First Contact.
Fandom: Star Trek: Voyager.
Pairing: Chakotay/Tom Paris.
Categories: Hurt/Comfort, Slave!fic.
Length: Long (~31,200 words).
Warnings: Physical, verbal and psychological abuse of slaves, dub-con (masters taking advantage of slaves).

Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: Adventures in the Screen Dimension

Review:
Chakotay and Tom are stranded on an alien planet with no way of contacting Voyager. To make things worse, the Commander is assumed to be a slave because of his Tattoo. While waiting to be rescued they have to blend in Chakotay acting like a slave and Tom as his master a task neither one is very happy about.

The whole "stranded on an alien planet" is certainly not a very original plot, but one thing this fic shows is that it can be quite interesting if done well. Set during the early seasons of Voyager, we have a Chakotay and Tom that, while not overtly hostile, are still a bit wary of each other. The enforced closeness and dependence make them re-evaluate their perceptions and their growing camaraderie soon turns into attraction. At the same time, they both struggle with the roles the Verkau society has imposed on them.

All in all, this is a great version of a much abused Trek cliché.

First Contact

First Contact by Ruth Devero (NC-17)

  • Apr. 6th, 2010 at 11:45 AM
Title: First Contact.
Fandom: Star Trek: Voyager.
Pairing: Chakotay/Tom Paris.
Categories: Hurt/Comfort, Slave!fic.
Length: Long (~31,200 words).
Warnings: Physical, verbal and psychological abuse of slaves, dub-con (masters taking advantage of slaves).

Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: Adventures in the Screen Dimension

Review:
Chakotay and Tom are stranded on an alien planet with no way of contacting Voyager. To make things worse, the Commander is assumed to be a slave because of his Tattoo. While waiting to be rescued they have to blend in Chakotay acting like a slave and Tom as his master a task neither one is very happy about.

The whole "stranded on an alien planet" is certainly not a very original plot, but one thing this fic shows is that it can be quite interesting if done well. Set during the early seasons of Voyager, we have a Chakotay and Tom that, while not overtly hostile, are still a bit wary of each other. The enforced closeness and dependence make them re-evaluate their perceptions and their growing camaraderie soon turns into attraction. At the same time, they both struggle with the roles the Verkau society has imposed on them.

All in all, this is a great version of a much abused Trek cliché.

First Contact

Parallel Lines by Ruth Devero (NC-17)

  • Jun. 30th, 2009 at 12:02 PM

Title: Parallel Lines.
Fandom: Star Trek: Voyager.
Pairing: Chakotay/Tom Paris.
Categories: Angst, Romance.
Length: Long.
Warnings: Brief mentions of attempted sexual assault.

Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: Adventures In The Slash Dimension.

Review:  
Caldik Prime was inarguably a turning point in Tom’s life. “Parallel Lines” follows two possible outcomes from it: in one side, Tom lies about what happened and ends up joining the Maquis and is later sent to jail; on the other, Tom admits he is guilty and is not cashiered from Starfleet.


The fic is told, as the title might suggest, into parallel columns tied together by some interconnected paragraphs and key events (Tom being aboard Voyager, getting stranded on the Delta Quadrant and saving Chakotay on the Ocampan homeworld among them). While I’m really not a fan of this type of formatting, the interesting parallels that are presented and the beautiful writing style sold it to me completely. In the end, the format becomes an asset to the story, tying two great narratives in their own right and transforming them into an amazing fic.

Parallel Lines.

Parallel Lines by Ruth Devero (NC-17)

  • Jun. 30th, 2009 at 12:02 PM

Title: Parallel Lines.
Fandom: Star Trek: Voyager.
Pairing: Chakotay/Tom Paris.
Categories: Angst, Romance.
Length: Long.
Warnings: Brief mentions of attempted sexual assault.

Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: Adventures In The Slash Dimension.

Review:  
Caldik Prime was inarguably a turning point in Tom’s life. “Parallel Lines” follows two possible outcomes from it: in one side, Tom lies about what happened and ends up joining the Maquis and is later sent to jail; on the other, Tom admits he is guilty and is not cashiered from Starfleet.


The fic is told, as the title might suggest, into parallel columns tied together by some interconnected paragraphs and key events (Tom being aboard Voyager, getting stranded on the Delta Quadrant and saving Chakotay on the Ocampan homeworld among them). While I’m really not a fan of this type of formatting, the interesting parallels that are presented and the beautiful writing style sold it to me completely. In the end, the format becomes an asset to the story, tying two great narratives in their own right and transforming them into an amazing fic.

Parallel Lines.

Parallel Lines by Ruth Devero (NC-17)

  • Jun. 30th, 2009 at 12:02 PM

Title: Parallel Lines.
Fandom: Star Trek: Voyager.
Pairing: Chakotay/Tom Paris.
Categories: Angst, Romance.
Length: Long.
Warnings: Brief mentions of attempted sexual assault.

Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: Adventures In The Slash Dimension.

Review:  
Caldik Prime was inarguably a turning point in Tom’s life. “Parallel Lines” follows two possible outcomes from it: in one side, Tom lies about what happened and ends up joining the Maquis and is later sent to jail; on the other, Tom admits he is guilty and is not cashiered from Starfleet.


The fic is told, as the title might suggest, into parallel columns tied together by some interconnected paragraphs and key events (Tom being aboard Voyager, getting stranded on the Delta Quadrant and saving Chakotay on the Ocampan homeworld among them). While I’m really not a fan of this type of formatting, the interesting parallels that are presented and the beautiful writing style sold it to me completely. In the end, the format becomes an asset to the story, tying two great narratives in their own right and transforming them into an amazing fic.

Parallel Lines.

Parallel Lines by Ruth Devero (NC-17)

  • Jun. 30th, 2009 at 12:02 PM

Title: Parallel Lines.
Fandom: Star Trek: Voyager.
Pairing: Chakotay/Tom Paris.
Categories: Angst, Romance.
Length: Long.
Warnings: Brief mentions of attempted sexual assault.

Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: Adventures In The Slash Dimension.

Review:  
Caldik Prime was inarguably a turning point in Tom’s life. “Parallel Lines” follows two possible outcomes from it: in one side, Tom lies about what happened and ends up joining the Maquis and is later sent to jail; on the other, Tom admits he is guilty and is not cashiered from Starfleet.


The fic is told, as the title might suggest, into parallel columns tied together by some interconnected paragraphs and key events (Tom being aboard Voyager, getting stranded on the Delta Quadrant and saving Chakotay on the Ocampan homeworld among them). While I’m really not a fan of this type of formatting, the interesting parallels that are presented and the beautiful writing style sold it to me completely. In the end, the format becomes an asset to the story, tying two great narratives in their own right and transforming them into an amazing fic.

Parallel Lines.

Parallel Lines by Ruth Devero (NC-17)

  • Jun. 30th, 2009 at 12:02 PM

Title: Parallel Lines.
Fandom: Star Trek: Voyager.
Pairing: Chakotay/Tom Paris.
Categories: Angst, Romance.
Length: Long.
Warnings: Brief mentions of attempted sexual assault.

Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: Adventures In The Slash Dimension.

Review:  
Caldik Prime was inarguably a turning point in Tom’s life. “Parallel Lines” follows two possible outcomes from it: in one side, Tom lies about what happened and ends up joining the Maquis and is later sent to jail; on the other, Tom admits he is guilty and is not cashiered from Starfleet.


The fic is told, as the title might suggest, into parallel columns tied together by some interconnected paragraphs and key events (Tom being aboard Voyager, getting stranded on the Delta Quadrant and saving Chakotay on the Ocampan homeworld among them). While I’m really not a fan of this type of formatting, the interesting parallels that are presented and the beautiful writing style sold it to me completely. In the end, the format becomes an asset to the story, tying two great narratives in their own right and transforming them into an amazing fic.

Parallel Lines.

Parallel Lines by Ruth Devero (NC-17)

  • Jun. 30th, 2009 at 12:02 PM

Title: Parallel Lines.
Fandom: Star Trek: Voyager.
Pairing: Chakotay/Tom Paris.
Categories: Angst, Romance.
Length: Long.
Warnings: Brief mentions of attempted sexual assault.

Author on LJ: n/a
Author Website: Adventures In The Slash Dimension.

Review:  
Caldik Prime was inarguably a turning point in Tom’s life. “Parallel Lines” follows two possible outcomes from it: in one side, Tom lies about what happened and ends up joining the Maquis and is later sent to jail; on the other, Tom admits he is guilty and is not cashiered from Starfleet.


The fic is told, as the title might suggest, into parallel columns tied together by some interconnected paragraphs and key events (Tom being aboard Voyager, getting stranded on the Delta Quadrant and saving Chakotay on the Ocampan homeworld among them). While I’m really not a fan of this type of formatting, the interesting parallels that are presented and the beautiful writing style sold it to me completely. In the end, the format becomes an asset to the story, tying two great narratives in their own right and transforming them into an amazing fic.

Parallel Lines.

Title: A Question of Perspective.
Fandom: Star Trek: Voyager.
Pairing:
Chakotay/Tom Paris.
Categories: Angst, Prostitute.
Length: Medium.
Warnings: Questionable issues of consent, unhappy ending for one of the men involved.

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] maisierita 
Author Website: Maisie’s Voyager Fiction.

Review:
After hearing through the grapevine about a comment Chakotay made, Tom decides to pay the First Officer a late night visit. The conversation that follows and what it leads to, however, are interpreted in very different ways by the two men.

I’m not usually a fan of fics that give a terrible back-story (usually involving a combination of hard drugs, prostitution and other shady dealings) for the period between Caldik Prime and Tom joining the Maquis – the alcoholism hinted by canon is quite enough, I think; anything else stretches a bit what we know about the Federation. Yet “A Question of Perspective” really works for me. One of the reasons is that I usually enjoy stories told from contrasting point of views (in this case one chapter for each character), especially when we get to see that characters react so differently to the events happening to them. The other is the fact that Maisie makes you really feel for the characters – by the time I finished the story I was pitying them both: one for what he believed he must sacrifice, the other for his blindness. All in all, it’s a good, if somewhat depressing C/P fic.

A Question of Perspective (pt. 1) (pt. 2)

Title: A Question of Perspective.
Fandom: Star Trek: Voyager.
Pairing:
Chakotay/Tom Paris.
Categories: Angst, Prostitute.
Length: Medium.
Warnings: Questionable issues of consent, unhappy ending for one of the men involved.

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] maisierita 
Author Website: Maisie’s Voyager Fiction.

Review:
After hearing through the grapevine about a comment Chakotay made, Tom decides to pay the First Officer a late night visit. The conversation that follows and what it leads to, however, are interpreted in very different ways by the two men.

I’m not usually a fan of fics that give a terrible back-story (usually involving a combination of hard drugs, prostitution and other shady dealings) for the period between Caldik Prime and Tom joining the Maquis – the alcoholism hinted by canon is quite enough, I think; anything else stretches a bit what we know about the Federation. Yet “A Question of Perspective” really works for me. One of the reasons is that I usually enjoy stories told from contrasting point of views (in this case one chapter for each character), especially when we get to see that characters react so differently to the events happening to them. The other is the fact that Maisie makes you really feel for the characters – by the time I finished the story I was pitying them both: one for what he believed he must sacrifice, the other for his blindness. All in all, it’s a good, if somewhat depressing C/P fic.

A Question of Perspective (pt. 1) (pt. 2)

Title: A Question of Perspective.
Fandom: Star Trek: Voyager.
Pairing:
Chakotay/Tom Paris.
Categories: Angst, Prostitute.
Length: Medium.
Warnings: Questionable issues of consent, unhappy ending for one of the men involved.

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] maisierita 
Author Website: Maisie’s Voyager Fiction.

Review:
After hearing through the grapevine about a comment Chakotay made, Tom decides to pay the First Officer a late night visit. The conversation that follows and what it leads to, however, are interpreted in very different ways by the two men.

I’m not usually a fan of fics that give a terrible back-story (usually involving a combination of hard drugs, prostitution and other shady dealings) for the period between Caldik Prime and Tom joining the Maquis – the alcoholism hinted by canon is quite enough, I think; anything else stretches a bit what we know about the Federation. Yet “A Question of Perspective” really works for me. One of the reasons is that I usually enjoy stories told from contrasting point of views (in this case one chapter for each character), especially when we get to see that characters react so differently to the events happening to them. The other is the fact that Maisie makes you really feel for the characters – by the time I finished the story I was pitying them both: one for what he believed he must sacrifice, the other for his blindness. All in all, it’s a good, if somewhat depressing C/P fic.

A Question of Perspective (pt. 1) (pt. 2)

Title: A Question of Perspective.
Fandom: Star Trek: Voyager.
Pairing:
Chakotay/Tom Paris.
Categories: Angst, Prostitute.
Length: Medium.
Warnings: Questionable issues of consent, unhappy ending for one of the men involved.

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] maisierita 
Author Website: Maisie’s Voyager Fiction.

Review:
After hearing through the grapevine about a comment Chakotay made, Tom decides to pay the First Officer a late night visit. The conversation that follows and what it leads to, however, are interpreted in very different ways by the two men.

I’m not usually a fan of fics that give a terrible back-story (usually involving a combination of hard drugs, prostitution and other shady dealings) for the period between Caldik Prime and Tom joining the Maquis – the alcoholism hinted by canon is quite enough, I think; anything else stretches a bit what we know about the Federation. Yet “A Question of Perspective” really works for me. One of the reasons is that I usually enjoy stories told from contrasting point of views (in this case one chapter for each character), especially when we get to see that characters react so differently to the events happening to them. The other is the fact that Maisie makes you really feel for the characters – by the time I finished the story I was pitying them both: one for what he believed he must sacrifice, the other for his blindness. All in all, it’s a good, if somewhat depressing C/P fic.

A Question of Perspective (pt. 1) (pt. 2)

Title: A Question of Perspective.
Fandom: Star Trek: Voyager.
Pairing:
Chakotay/Tom Paris.
Categories: Angst, Prostitute.
Length: Medium.
Warnings: Questionable issues of consent, unhappy ending for one of the men involved.

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] maisierita 
Author Website: Maisie’s Voyager Fiction.

Review:
After hearing through the grapevine about a comment Chakotay made, Tom decides to pay the First Officer a late night visit. The conversation that follows and what it leads to, however, are interpreted in very different ways by the two men.

I’m not usually a fan of fics that give a terrible back-story (usually involving a combination of hard drugs, prostitution and other shady dealings) for the period between Caldik Prime and Tom joining the Maquis – the alcoholism hinted by canon is quite enough, I think; anything else stretches a bit what we know about the Federation. Yet “A Question of Perspective” really works for me. One of the reasons is that I usually enjoy stories told from contrasting point of views (in this case one chapter for each character), especially when we get to see that characters react so differently to the events happening to them. The other is the fact that Maisie makes you really feel for the characters – by the time I finished the story I was pitying them both: one for what he believed he must sacrifice, the other for his blindness. All in all, it’s a good, if somewhat depressing C/P fic.

A Question of Perspective (pt. 1) (pt. 2)

Title: A Question of Perspective.
Fandom: Star Trek: Voyager.
Pairing:
Chakotay/Tom Paris.
Categories: Angst, Prostitute.
Length: Medium.
Warnings: Questionable issues of consent, unhappy ending for one of the men involved.

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] maisierita 
Author Website: Maisie’s Voyager Fiction.

Review:
After hearing through the grapevine about a comment Chakotay made, Tom decides to pay the First Officer a late night visit. The conversation that follows and what it leads to, however, are interpreted in very different ways by the two men.

I’m not usually a fan of fics that give a terrible back-story (usually involving a combination of hard drugs, prostitution and other shady dealings) for the period between Caldik Prime and Tom joining the Maquis – the alcoholism hinted by canon is quite enough, I think; anything else stretches a bit what we know about the Federation. Yet “A Question of Perspective” really works for me. One of the reasons is that I usually enjoy stories told from contrasting point of views (in this case one chapter for each character), especially when we get to see that characters react so differently to the events happening to them. The other is the fact that Maisie makes you really feel for the characters – by the time I finished the story I was pitying them both: one for what he believed he must sacrifice, the other for his blindness. All in all, it’s a good, if somewhat depressing C/P fic.

A Question of Perspective (pt. 1) (pt. 2)

The “Fire” Series by Layla V (NC-17)

  • Aug. 26th, 2008 at 11:42 AM
Title: The “Fire” Series.
Fandom:
Star Trek: Voyager.
Pairing:
Chakotay/Tom Paris.
Categories:
Angst, Hurt/Comfort.
Length:
Epic.
Warnings:
None.

Author on LJ:
[livejournal.com profile] ayesakara 
Author Website:
Layla's Fanfiction.

Review:
The five stories of the “Fire” series (Fire, Daze, Hope, Seek and Rapture) are set just after the events of the two “Equinox” episodes. Tom breaks up with B’Elanna after finding out that she cheated on him with her ex-boyfriend, Maxwell Burke (the Equinox’s First Officer). His reaction to that (or lack thereof) leads to a passionate encounter with Chakotay, after which they are found by B’Elanna herself. This starts a chain of events that will lead to them admitting their feelings for each other and having to go through a lot of misunderstandings to build something together.


Despite beginning the stories with a somewhat impromptu round of sex between Tom and Chakotay (which is a bit farfetched, though properly explained), the author still manages to keep the characters true to themselves: Tom acting like an idiot when he is unsure of himself, Chakotay trying to lock away his feelings, B’Elanna venting her anger before realizing the consequences, Harry being incredibly protective. There are a couple of nitpicks I have with the story (Chakotay’s nicknames, some purple prose when it comes to the sex scenes), but overall it is a rather enjoyable read.


The “Fire” Series.

The “Fire” Series by Layla V (NC-17)

  • Aug. 26th, 2008 at 11:42 AM
Title: The “Fire” Series.
Fandom:
Star Trek: Voyager.
Pairing:
Chakotay/Tom Paris.
Categories:
Angst, Hurt/Comfort.
Length:
Epic.
Warnings:
None.

Author on LJ:
[livejournal.com profile] ayesakara 
Author Website:
Layla's Fanfiction.

Review:
The five stories of the “Fire” series (Fire, Daze, Hope, Seek and Rapture) are set just after the events of the two “Equinox” episodes. Tom breaks up with B’Elanna after finding out that she cheated on him with her ex-boyfriend, Maxwell Burke (the Equinox’s First Officer). His reaction to that (or lack thereof) leads to a passionate encounter with Chakotay, after which they are found by B’Elanna herself. This starts a chain of events that will lead to them admitting their feelings for each other and having to go through a lot of misunderstandings to build something together.


Despite beginning the stories with a somewhat impromptu round of sex between Tom and Chakotay (which is a bit farfetched, though properly explained), the author still manages to keep the characters true to themselves: Tom acting like an idiot when he is unsure of himself, Chakotay trying to lock away his feelings, B’Elanna venting her anger before realizing the consequences, Harry being incredibly protective. There are a couple of nitpicks I have with the story (Chakotay’s nicknames, some purple prose when it comes to the sex scenes), but overall it is a rather enjoyable read.


The “Fire” Series.

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