Music I-VI by Te (NC-17)

  • Jun. 4th, 2010 at 8:56 PM
Title: Music I-VI
Fandom: Once A Thief
Pairing: Vic/Mac
Categories: Romance, Humor
Length: Long
Warnings: brief cross-dressing (for a mission)

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] thete1 
Website: http://teland.com

Summary: Vic and Mac have a conversation.

Review:
Even after all these years and multiple reads on my part, this series has never failed to make me smile. Both for its humor, of which there is plenty, and the way the author manages to make Victor and Mac’s odd little budding friendship/relationship seem natural and, in the end, not just possible but probable (as well as highly satisfying). Best of all, this is a series that even readers unfamiliar with the movie/television series can enjoy with minimum confusion or ‘research’.

Music
Music II: Over My Head
Music III: So Clear
Music IV: Little Ones Who Stumble
Music V: Somewhere In The Circle
Music VI: Dancing Madly

Music I-VI by Te (NC-17)

  • Jun. 4th, 2010 at 8:56 PM
Title: Music I-VI
Fandom: Once A Thief
Pairing: Vic/Mac
Categories: Romance, Humor
Length: Long
Warnings: brief cross-dressing (for a mission)

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] thete1 
Website: http://teland.com

Summary: Vic and Mac have a conversation.

Review:
Even after all these years and multiple reads on my part, this series has never failed to make me smile. Both for its humor, of which there is plenty, and the way the author manages to make Victor and Mac’s odd little budding friendship/relationship seem natural and, in the end, not just possible but probable (as well as highly satisfying). Best of all, this is a series that even readers unfamiliar with the movie/television series can enjoy with minimum confusion or ‘research’.

Music
Music II: Over My Head
Music III: So Clear
Music IV: Little Ones Who Stumble
Music V: Somewhere In The Circle
Music VI: Dancing Madly

Music I-VI by Te (NC-17)

  • Jun. 4th, 2010 at 8:56 PM
Title: Music I-VI
Fandom: Once A Thief
Pairing: Vic/Mac
Categories: Romance, Humor
Length: Long
Warnings: brief cross-dressing (for a mission)

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] thete1 
Website: http://teland.com

Summary: Vic and Mac have a conversation.

Review:
Even after all these years and multiple reads on my part, this series has never failed to make me smile. Both for its humor, of which there is plenty, and the way the author manages to make Victor and Mac’s odd little budding friendship/relationship seem natural and, in the end, not just possible but probable (as well as highly satisfying). Best of all, this is a series that even readers unfamiliar with the movie/television series can enjoy with minimum confusion or ‘research’.

Music
Music II: Over My Head
Music III: So Clear
Music IV: Little Ones Who Stumble
Music V: Somewhere In The Circle
Music VI: Dancing Madly

Music I-VI by Te (NC-17)

  • Jun. 4th, 2010 at 8:56 PM
Title: Music I-VI
Fandom: Once A Thief
Pairing: Vic/Mac
Categories: Romance, Humor
Length: Long
Warnings: brief cross-dressing (for a mission)

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] thete1 
Website: http://teland.com

Summary: Vic and Mac have a conversation.

Review:
Even after all these years and multiple reads on my part, this series has never failed to make me smile. Both for its humor, of which there is plenty, and the way the author manages to make Victor and Mac’s odd little budding friendship/relationship seem natural and, in the end, not just possible but probable (as well as highly satisfying). Best of all, this is a series that even readers unfamiliar with the movie/television series can enjoy with minimum confusion or ‘research’.

Music
Music II: Over My Head
Music III: So Clear
Music IV: Little Ones Who Stumble
Music V: Somewhere In The Circle
Music VI: Dancing Madly

Music I-VI by Te (NC-17)

  • Jun. 4th, 2010 at 8:56 PM
Title: Music I-VI
Fandom: Once A Thief
Pairing: Vic/Mac
Categories: Romance, Humor
Length: Long
Warnings: brief cross-dressing (for a mission)

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] thete1 
Website: http://teland.com

Summary: Vic and Mac have a conversation.

Review:
Even after all these years and multiple reads on my part, this series has never failed to make me smile. Both for its humor, of which there is plenty, and the way the author manages to make Victor and Mac’s odd little budding friendship/relationship seem natural and, in the end, not just possible but probable (as well as highly satisfying). Best of all, this is a series that even readers unfamiliar with the movie/television series can enjoy with minimum confusion or ‘research’.

Music
Music II: Over My Head
Music III: So Clear
Music IV: Little Ones Who Stumble
Music V: Somewhere In The Circle
Music VI: Dancing Madly

Music I-VI by Te (NC-17)

  • Jun. 4th, 2010 at 8:56 PM
Title: Music I-VI
Fandom: Once A Thief
Pairing: Vic/Mac
Categories: Romance, Humor
Length: Long
Warnings: brief cross-dressing (for a mission)

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] thete1 
Website: http://teland.com

Summary: Vic and Mac have a conversation.

Review:
Even after all these years and multiple reads on my part, this series has never failed to make me smile. Both for its humor, of which there is plenty, and the way the author manages to make Victor and Mac’s odd little budding friendship/relationship seem natural and, in the end, not just possible but probable (as well as highly satisfying). Best of all, this is a series that even readers unfamiliar with the movie/television series can enjoy with minimum confusion or ‘research’.

Music
Music II: Over My Head
Music III: So Clear
Music IV: Little Ones Who Stumble
Music V: Somewhere In The Circle
Music VI: Dancing Madly

Going Deep by AnneZo (NC-17)

  • Jul. 26th, 2009 at 7:20 PM
Title: Going Deep
Fandom: Once A Thief
Pairing: Vic/Mac
Categories: Romance, Angst, Humor
Length: Epic
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] annezo
Website: Coffee Talk

Author's Summary: The boys get sent on an assignment. All on their own, since the Director decides that Li Ann would be too conspicuous on this one. Mac takes advantage of their isolation to make Victor an offer he can't refuse. Well, he could, but does he want to?

Review:
It seems like almost every single fandom out there has a story where, for whatever reason, the two main characters must pose as a couple – be them gay or straight – for an extended period of time. While the circumstances change for each story, the roots are the same. Going Deep is definitely OaT’s prime example of this and a wonderful one to boot.

AnneZo does an excellent job of harkening back to the short-lived but no less fun television show, with its odd cases and even odder bevy of original characters, even while sticking true to the main characters and the relationships between them. Vic and Mac aren’t suddenly best friends in the story, though there is the sense of shared misery/camaraderie that we saw in both movie and show, and struggle with the mounds of unresolved sexual tension between them from start to finish. Don’t let that be a deterrent to you, however, because AnneZo does a superb job of taking us to the edge of our (and their) patience before finally throwing us a bone (and then building the tension right back up again).

Another thing the author has in her corner is the overall plot, which isn’t just a device used to get these two together but is actually entertaining and engrossing. I wanted to learn why those couples had gone missing and, more than that, I wanted to know if Vic and Mac would be the next one. Really, all things told, if you’re anything like me and love ‘undercover’ stories, you should really check this one out. It’s a classic in the Oat fandom and well worth the read.


Going Deep

Going Deep by AnneZo (NC-17)

  • Jul. 26th, 2009 at 7:20 PM
Title: Going Deep
Fandom: Once A Thief
Pairing: Vic/Mac
Categories: Romance, Angst, Humor
Length: Epic
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] annezo
Website: Coffee Talk

Author's Summary: The boys get sent on an assignment. All on their own, since the Director decides that Li Ann would be too conspicuous on this one. Mac takes advantage of their isolation to make Victor an offer he can't refuse. Well, he could, but does he want to?

Review:
It seems like almost every single fandom out there has a story where, for whatever reason, the two main characters must pose as a couple – be them gay or straight – for an extended period of time. While the circumstances change for each story, the roots are the same. Going Deep is definitely OaT’s prime example of this and a wonderful one to boot.

AnneZo does an excellent job of harkening back to the short-lived but no less fun television show, with its odd cases and even odder bevy of original characters, even while sticking true to the main characters and the relationships between them. Vic and Mac aren’t suddenly best friends in the story, though there is the sense of shared misery/camaraderie that we saw in both movie and show, and struggle with the mounds of unresolved sexual tension between them from start to finish. Don’t let that be a deterrent to you, however, because AnneZo does a superb job of taking us to the edge of our (and their) patience before finally throwing us a bone (and then building the tension right back up again).

Another thing the author has in her corner is the overall plot, which isn’t just a device used to get these two together but is actually entertaining and engrossing. I wanted to learn why those couples had gone missing and, more than that, I wanted to know if Vic and Mac would be the next one. Really, all things told, if you’re anything like me and love ‘undercover’ stories, you should really check this one out. It’s a classic in the Oat fandom and well worth the read.


Going Deep

Going Deep by AnneZo (NC-17)

  • Jul. 26th, 2009 at 7:20 PM
Title: Going Deep
Fandom: Once A Thief
Pairing: Vic/Mac
Categories: Romance, Angst, Humor
Length: Epic
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] annezo
Website: Coffee Talk

Author's Summary: The boys get sent on an assignment. All on their own, since the Director decides that Li Ann would be too conspicuous on this one. Mac takes advantage of their isolation to make Victor an offer he can't refuse. Well, he could, but does he want to?

Review:
It seems like almost every single fandom out there has a story where, for whatever reason, the two main characters must pose as a couple – be them gay or straight – for an extended period of time. While the circumstances change for each story, the roots are the same. Going Deep is definitely OaT’s prime example of this and a wonderful one to boot.

AnneZo does an excellent job of harkening back to the short-lived but no less fun television show, with its odd cases and even odder bevy of original characters, even while sticking true to the main characters and the relationships between them. Vic and Mac aren’t suddenly best friends in the story, though there is the sense of shared misery/camaraderie that we saw in both movie and show, and struggle with the mounds of unresolved sexual tension between them from start to finish. Don’t let that be a deterrent to you, however, because AnneZo does a superb job of taking us to the edge of our (and their) patience before finally throwing us a bone (and then building the tension right back up again).

Another thing the author has in her corner is the overall plot, which isn’t just a device used to get these two together but is actually entertaining and engrossing. I wanted to learn why those couples had gone missing and, more than that, I wanted to know if Vic and Mac would be the next one. Really, all things told, if you’re anything like me and love ‘undercover’ stories, you should really check this one out. It’s a classic in the Oat fandom and well worth the read.


Going Deep

Going Deep by AnneZo (NC-17)

  • Jul. 26th, 2009 at 7:20 PM
Title: Going Deep
Fandom: Once A Thief
Pairing: Vic/Mac
Categories: Romance, Angst, Humor
Length: Epic
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] annezo
Website: Coffee Talk

Author's Summary: The boys get sent on an assignment. All on their own, since the Director decides that Li Ann would be too conspicuous on this one. Mac takes advantage of their isolation to make Victor an offer he can't refuse. Well, he could, but does he want to?

Review:
It seems like almost every single fandom out there has a story where, for whatever reason, the two main characters must pose as a couple – be them gay or straight – for an extended period of time. While the circumstances change for each story, the roots are the same. Going Deep is definitely OaT’s prime example of this and a wonderful one to boot.

AnneZo does an excellent job of harkening back to the short-lived but no less fun television show, with its odd cases and even odder bevy of original characters, even while sticking true to the main characters and the relationships between them. Vic and Mac aren’t suddenly best friends in the story, though there is the sense of shared misery/camaraderie that we saw in both movie and show, and struggle with the mounds of unresolved sexual tension between them from start to finish. Don’t let that be a deterrent to you, however, because AnneZo does a superb job of taking us to the edge of our (and their) patience before finally throwing us a bone (and then building the tension right back up again).

Another thing the author has in her corner is the overall plot, which isn’t just a device used to get these two together but is actually entertaining and engrossing. I wanted to learn why those couples had gone missing and, more than that, I wanted to know if Vic and Mac would be the next one. Really, all things told, if you’re anything like me and love ‘undercover’ stories, you should really check this one out. It’s a classic in the Oat fandom and well worth the read.


Going Deep

Going Deep by AnneZo (NC-17)

  • Jul. 26th, 2009 at 7:20 PM
Title: Going Deep
Fandom: Once A Thief
Pairing: Vic/Mac
Categories: Romance, Angst, Humor
Length: Epic
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] annezo
Website: Coffee Talk

Author's Summary: The boys get sent on an assignment. All on their own, since the Director decides that Li Ann would be too conspicuous on this one. Mac takes advantage of their isolation to make Victor an offer he can't refuse. Well, he could, but does he want to?

Review:
It seems like almost every single fandom out there has a story where, for whatever reason, the two main characters must pose as a couple – be them gay or straight – for an extended period of time. While the circumstances change for each story, the roots are the same. Going Deep is definitely OaT’s prime example of this and a wonderful one to boot.

AnneZo does an excellent job of harkening back to the short-lived but no less fun television show, with its odd cases and even odder bevy of original characters, even while sticking true to the main characters and the relationships between them. Vic and Mac aren’t suddenly best friends in the story, though there is the sense of shared misery/camaraderie that we saw in both movie and show, and struggle with the mounds of unresolved sexual tension between them from start to finish. Don’t let that be a deterrent to you, however, because AnneZo does a superb job of taking us to the edge of our (and their) patience before finally throwing us a bone (and then building the tension right back up again).

Another thing the author has in her corner is the overall plot, which isn’t just a device used to get these two together but is actually entertaining and engrossing. I wanted to learn why those couples had gone missing and, more than that, I wanted to know if Vic and Mac would be the next one. Really, all things told, if you’re anything like me and love ‘undercover’ stories, you should really check this one out. It’s a classic in the Oat fandom and well worth the read.


Going Deep

Going Deep by AnneZo (NC-17)

  • Jul. 26th, 2009 at 7:20 PM
Title: Going Deep
Fandom: Once A Thief
Pairing: Vic/Mac
Categories: Romance, Angst, Humor
Length: Epic
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] annezo
Website: Coffee Talk

Author's Summary: The boys get sent on an assignment. All on their own, since the Director decides that Li Ann would be too conspicuous on this one. Mac takes advantage of their isolation to make Victor an offer he can't refuse. Well, he could, but does he want to?

Review:
It seems like almost every single fandom out there has a story where, for whatever reason, the two main characters must pose as a couple – be them gay or straight – for an extended period of time. While the circumstances change for each story, the roots are the same. Going Deep is definitely OaT’s prime example of this and a wonderful one to boot.

AnneZo does an excellent job of harkening back to the short-lived but no less fun television show, with its odd cases and even odder bevy of original characters, even while sticking true to the main characters and the relationships between them. Vic and Mac aren’t suddenly best friends in the story, though there is the sense of shared misery/camaraderie that we saw in both movie and show, and struggle with the mounds of unresolved sexual tension between them from start to finish. Don’t let that be a deterrent to you, however, because AnneZo does a superb job of taking us to the edge of our (and their) patience before finally throwing us a bone (and then building the tension right back up again).

Another thing the author has in her corner is the overall plot, which isn’t just a device used to get these two together but is actually entertaining and engrossing. I wanted to learn why those couples had gone missing and, more than that, I wanted to know if Vic and Mac would be the next one. Really, all things told, if you’re anything like me and love ‘undercover’ stories, you should really check this one out. It’s a classic in the Oat fandom and well worth the read.


Going Deep

Drowning Sorrows by Lianne Burwell (NC-17)

  • May. 3rd, 2009 at 9:28 PM
Title: Drowning Sorrows
Fandom: Once a Thief
Pairing: Vic/Mac
Categories: AU, Romance
Length: Super Epic
Warnings: The third story in the series is a light crossover with 'From Eroica With Love' but is easy to read even without working knowledge of it.

Author on LJ: n/a
Website: http://www.squidge.org/~lianne/lianne.htm

Author's Summary: [SPOILERS CONTAINED FOR THE SERIES!] For those unfamiliar with my series, Drowning Sorrows builds around the series John Woo's Once a Thief, and the growing relationship between Victor Mansfield and Mac Ramsey. At the end of the TV series, they were apparently killed in an explosion. In *my* world, they took the chance to leave the country, heading for Europe, where they made a life for themselves as security experts... and thieves.

Review:
There are very few stories in the ‘Once a Thief’ fandom that actually dwell on or even acknowledge the ending of the television series; an understandable reflex given how the series ended, which is to say, a little bit shocking and a lot unbelievable. Really, what fan is going to believe Vic and Mac's "tragic ending"? Not I and not Lianne Burwell, that's for sure.

Drowning Sorrows is, in my opinion, a fine example of taking the unbelievable aspects of what we're given and spinning it in a way that makes it not only believable but probable to boot. Starting just before the series end, Lianne builds on the tumultuous relationship between Vic and Mac, the spiraling sexual tension between the entire team, and the fact that neither is particularly happy with their lives or their ‘job’.

I’ll admit there are a few hiccups in this story, things that bother me because they aren’t how I would have grasped them, but even so, the series is well worth the read. Additionally, as a bonus for some, the last story in the series has a delightful crossover aspect between ‘Once a Thief’ and ‘From Eroica With Love’ with certain liberties taken. Don’t worry if you don’t know the source material by the way, I hadn’t even heard of Eroica the first time I read this.


Drowning Sorrows

Drowning Sorrows by Lianne Burwell (NC-17)

  • May. 3rd, 2009 at 9:28 PM
Title: Drowning Sorrows
Fandom: Once a Thief
Pairing: Vic/Mac
Categories: AU, Romance
Length: Super Epic
Warnings: The third story in the series is a light crossover with 'From Eroica With Love' but is easy to read even without working knowledge of it.

Author on LJ: n/a
Website: http://www.squidge.org/~lianne/lianne.htm

Author's Summary: [SPOILERS CONTAINED FOR THE SERIES!] For those unfamiliar with my series, Drowning Sorrows builds around the series John Woo's Once a Thief, and the growing relationship between Victor Mansfield and Mac Ramsey. At the end of the TV series, they were apparently killed in an explosion. In *my* world, they took the chance to leave the country, heading for Europe, where they made a life for themselves as security experts... and thieves.

Review:
There are very few stories in the ‘Once a Thief’ fandom that actually dwell on or even acknowledge the ending of the television series; an understandable reflex given how the series ended, which is to say, a little bit shocking and a lot unbelievable. Really, what fan is going to believe Vic and Mac's "tragic ending"? Not I and not Lianne Burwell, that's for sure.

Drowning Sorrows is, in my opinion, a fine example of taking the unbelievable aspects of what we're given and spinning it in a way that makes it not only believable but probable to boot. Starting just before the series end, Lianne builds on the tumultuous relationship between Vic and Mac, the spiraling sexual tension between the entire team, and the fact that neither is particularly happy with their lives or their ‘job’.

I’ll admit there are a few hiccups in this story, things that bother me because they aren’t how I would have grasped them, but even so, the series is well worth the read. Additionally, as a bonus for some, the last story in the series has a delightful crossover aspect between ‘Once a Thief’ and ‘From Eroica With Love’ with certain liberties taken. Don’t worry if you don’t know the source material by the way, I hadn’t even heard of Eroica the first time I read this.


Drowning Sorrows

Drowning Sorrows by Lianne Burwell (NC-17)

  • May. 3rd, 2009 at 9:28 PM
Title: Drowning Sorrows
Fandom: Once a Thief
Pairing: Vic/Mac
Categories: AU, Romance
Length: Super Epic
Warnings: The third story in the series is a light crossover with 'From Eroica With Love' but is easy to read even without working knowledge of it.

Author on LJ: n/a
Website: http://www.squidge.org/~lianne/lianne.htm

Author's Summary: [SPOILERS CONTAINED FOR THE SERIES!] For those unfamiliar with my series, Drowning Sorrows builds around the series John Woo's Once a Thief, and the growing relationship between Victor Mansfield and Mac Ramsey. At the end of the TV series, they were apparently killed in an explosion. In *my* world, they took the chance to leave the country, heading for Europe, where they made a life for themselves as security experts... and thieves.

Review:
There are very few stories in the ‘Once a Thief’ fandom that actually dwell on or even acknowledge the ending of the television series; an understandable reflex given how the series ended, which is to say, a little bit shocking and a lot unbelievable. Really, what fan is going to believe Vic and Mac's "tragic ending"? Not I and not Lianne Burwell, that's for sure.

Drowning Sorrows is, in my opinion, a fine example of taking the unbelievable aspects of what we're given and spinning it in a way that makes it not only believable but probable to boot. Starting just before the series end, Lianne builds on the tumultuous relationship between Vic and Mac, the spiraling sexual tension between the entire team, and the fact that neither is particularly happy with their lives or their ‘job’.

I’ll admit there are a few hiccups in this story, things that bother me because they aren’t how I would have grasped them, but even so, the series is well worth the read. Additionally, as a bonus for some, the last story in the series has a delightful crossover aspect between ‘Once a Thief’ and ‘From Eroica With Love’ with certain liberties taken. Don’t worry if you don’t know the source material by the way, I hadn’t even heard of Eroica the first time I read this.


Drowning Sorrows

Drowning Sorrows by Lianne Burwell (NC-17)

  • May. 3rd, 2009 at 9:28 PM
Title: Drowning Sorrows
Fandom: Once a Thief
Pairing: Vic/Mac
Categories: AU, Romance
Length: Super Epic
Warnings: The third story in the series is a light crossover with 'From Eroica With Love' but is easy to read even without working knowledge of it.

Author on LJ: n/a
Website: http://www.squidge.org/~lianne/lianne.htm

Author's Summary: [SPOILERS CONTAINED FOR THE SERIES!] For those unfamiliar with my series, Drowning Sorrows builds around the series John Woo's Once a Thief, and the growing relationship between Victor Mansfield and Mac Ramsey. At the end of the TV series, they were apparently killed in an explosion. In *my* world, they took the chance to leave the country, heading for Europe, where they made a life for themselves as security experts... and thieves.

Review:
There are very few stories in the ‘Once a Thief’ fandom that actually dwell on or even acknowledge the ending of the television series; an understandable reflex given how the series ended, which is to say, a little bit shocking and a lot unbelievable. Really, what fan is going to believe Vic and Mac's "tragic ending"? Not I and not Lianne Burwell, that's for sure.

Drowning Sorrows is, in my opinion, a fine example of taking the unbelievable aspects of what we're given and spinning it in a way that makes it not only believable but probable to boot. Starting just before the series end, Lianne builds on the tumultuous relationship between Vic and Mac, the spiraling sexual tension between the entire team, and the fact that neither is particularly happy with their lives or their ‘job’.

I’ll admit there are a few hiccups in this story, things that bother me because they aren’t how I would have grasped them, but even so, the series is well worth the read. Additionally, as a bonus for some, the last story in the series has a delightful crossover aspect between ‘Once a Thief’ and ‘From Eroica With Love’ with certain liberties taken. Don’t worry if you don’t know the source material by the way, I hadn’t even heard of Eroica the first time I read this.


Drowning Sorrows

Drowning Sorrows by Lianne Burwell (NC-17)

  • May. 3rd, 2009 at 9:28 PM
Title: Drowning Sorrows
Fandom: Once a Thief
Pairing: Vic/Mac
Categories: AU, Romance
Length: Super Epic
Warnings: The third story in the series is a light crossover with 'From Eroica With Love' but is easy to read even without working knowledge of it.

Author on LJ: n/a
Website: http://www.squidge.org/~lianne/lianne.htm

Author's Summary: [SPOILERS CONTAINED FOR THE SERIES!] For those unfamiliar with my series, Drowning Sorrows builds around the series John Woo's Once a Thief, and the growing relationship between Victor Mansfield and Mac Ramsey. At the end of the TV series, they were apparently killed in an explosion. In *my* world, they took the chance to leave the country, heading for Europe, where they made a life for themselves as security experts... and thieves.

Review:
There are very few stories in the ‘Once a Thief’ fandom that actually dwell on or even acknowledge the ending of the television series; an understandable reflex given how the series ended, which is to say, a little bit shocking and a lot unbelievable. Really, what fan is going to believe Vic and Mac's "tragic ending"? Not I and not Lianne Burwell, that's for sure.

Drowning Sorrows is, in my opinion, a fine example of taking the unbelievable aspects of what we're given and spinning it in a way that makes it not only believable but probable to boot. Starting just before the series end, Lianne builds on the tumultuous relationship between Vic and Mac, the spiraling sexual tension between the entire team, and the fact that neither is particularly happy with their lives or their ‘job’.

I’ll admit there are a few hiccups in this story, things that bother me because they aren’t how I would have grasped them, but even so, the series is well worth the read. Additionally, as a bonus for some, the last story in the series has a delightful crossover aspect between ‘Once a Thief’ and ‘From Eroica With Love’ with certain liberties taken. Don’t worry if you don’t know the source material by the way, I hadn’t even heard of Eroica the first time I read this.


Drowning Sorrows

Drowning Sorrows by Lianne Burwell (NC-17)

  • May. 3rd, 2009 at 9:28 PM
Title: Drowning Sorrows
Fandom: Once a Thief
Pairing: Vic/Mac
Categories: AU, Romance
Length: Super Epic
Warnings: The third story in the series is a light crossover with 'From Eroica With Love' but is easy to read even without working knowledge of it.

Author on LJ: n/a
Website: http://www.squidge.org/~lianne/lianne.htm

Author's Summary: [SPOILERS CONTAINED FOR THE SERIES!] For those unfamiliar with my series, Drowning Sorrows builds around the series John Woo's Once a Thief, and the growing relationship between Victor Mansfield and Mac Ramsey. At the end of the TV series, they were apparently killed in an explosion. In *my* world, they took the chance to leave the country, heading for Europe, where they made a life for themselves as security experts... and thieves.

Review:
There are very few stories in the ‘Once a Thief’ fandom that actually dwell on or even acknowledge the ending of the television series; an understandable reflex given how the series ended, which is to say, a little bit shocking and a lot unbelievable. Really, what fan is going to believe Vic and Mac's "tragic ending"? Not I and not Lianne Burwell, that's for sure.

Drowning Sorrows is, in my opinion, a fine example of taking the unbelievable aspects of what we're given and spinning it in a way that makes it not only believable but probable to boot. Starting just before the series end, Lianne builds on the tumultuous relationship between Vic and Mac, the spiraling sexual tension between the entire team, and the fact that neither is particularly happy with their lives or their ‘job’.

I’ll admit there are a few hiccups in this story, things that bother me because they aren’t how I would have grasped them, but even so, the series is well worth the read. Additionally, as a bonus for some, the last story in the series has a delightful crossover aspect between ‘Once a Thief’ and ‘From Eroica With Love’ with certain liberties taken. Don’t worry if you don’t know the source material by the way, I hadn’t even heard of Eroica the first time I read this.


Drowning Sorrows

Connections by Rina (NC-17)

  • Mar. 15th, 2009 at 11:12 AM
Bonus rec!
Title: Connections
Fandom: Once A Thief
Pairing: Vic/Mac
Categories: Romance, Humor, Hurt/Comfort
Length: Long
Warnings: None

Author on LJ: n/a
Website: http://www.infinitum4.com/Rina.html

Review:
Vic and Mac have an internet affair. Vic has no idea it's Mac. Mac totally knows it Vic and wants to jump his bones. There's a case - there's always a case - and a nasty bad guy but, really, Vic and Mac have an internet affair and this is totally the not-quite-but-almost-maybe Once a Thief version of 'You've Got Mail' with lots more gun fights and bad guys. Seriously, if that's not enough for you to want to read it, I don't know what to say to you. :P

Connections

Connections by Rina (NC-17)

  • Mar. 15th, 2009 at 11:12 AM
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Title: Connections
Fandom: Once A Thief
Pairing: Vic/Mac
Categories: Romance, Humor, Hurt/Comfort
Length: Long
Warnings: None

Author on LJ: n/a
Website: http://www.infinitum4.com/Rina.html

Review:
Vic and Mac have an internet affair. Vic has no idea it's Mac. Mac totally knows it Vic and wants to jump his bones. There's a case - there's always a case - and a nasty bad guy but, really, Vic and Mac have an internet affair and this is totally the not-quite-but-almost-maybe Once a Thief version of 'You've Got Mail' with lots more gun fights and bad guys. Seriously, if that's not enough for you to want to read it, I don't know what to say to you. :P

Connections

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