|nothing like long fics to waste a saturday on...
||[Nov. 12th, 2011|07:34 pm]
I spent a lot of time today reading and rereading two Sherlock/Sentinel crossovers. I know almost nothing about Sentinel, but oh man I almost want to go find fics in that fandom now. (Though...I think one of the characters was often super-woobified in that fandom, which is a bit of a turn-off.)
Chameleon by velvet_mace is WIP, John is a Guide who has hidden his Guidehood for a long, long time, until Sherlock tracks him down. The hunt was pretty thrilling, and now I look forward to the bonding. I have a bad feeling it'll be months (years?) before the fic is done, though.
Observations in Sentinels & Guides in Victorian London by Ryuza Kochou is movie fandom, but I just imagined the characters from the BBC version in my head while reading this. This is set in the past...I think Victorian England? John is a newly awakened Guide who has returned to London after being injured in Afghanistan. Sherlock is a really powerful un-bonded Sentinel. They are destined for each other, but all kinds of things from petty politics to religious fanatics get in the way. This one's finished (+1) and it's long (+1). Sadly, I think it gets a bit overdone and silly towards the end (-1). What makes me put this fic in the good category is the re-imagining of history that this kind of AU endangers. I love that kind of thing.
And a variety of fics I've been collecting:
A Study in Kittens by Ren, Sherlock, basically gen fluff, KITTENS.
Date Night by Alethia, Generation Kill, Brad/Nate, chess as foreplay.
Banking on Maybe by Alethia, Generation Kill, Brad/Nate, title says it all, actually.
After The Event by dark_reaction, Generation Kill, Brad/Nate, GK boys in the SPN universe, though the SPN part is kinda superfluous. It's short and sweet.
Touch Me, I Wanna Be Dirty by blue_jack, Marvel movies, Tony/Steve, really fun PWP. Summary: Tony’s not going to deny that he’s ridiculously excited. Steve. In his bed. Naked. Everything is rainbows and nothing hurts.
Black Tie Events by toestastegood, Marvel movies, Tony/Steve "pre-slash," really cute bit o' nothing.
Family Tradition by kijikun, Marvel comics, Tony/Steve, cute short Christmas fic. Love the ones where they are married.
For America by autoschediastic, Marvel comics, Tony/Steve, first time. I'm not 100% with this one, but Tony's thoughts are pretty funny.
Mr. July by jibrailis, Marvel movies, Tony/Steve, Steve poses for a calendar for charity and is targeted by some weirdos with tech that can make you nekkid. Tony has to (just HAS TO) protect Steve.