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22 September 2008 @ 03:25 pm
Slashy Weekend, Slashy Recs...  
It was a slashy weekend, thanks to finding a couple of new comms. There's the_funvee (Tony/Rhodey Iron Man slash), which I stumbled upon after I wrote that pairing for someone else. I also discovered chuck_slash, which I utterly see the point of now that I'm catching up on S1, though I think there could be a little more Chuck/Awesome slash in addition to the Chuck/Casey slash.

But I also read more Lochte/Phelps RPS slash, and at this point I'm ready to share some recs with you for this last pairing.

The Rules Trilogy (NC-17) by hackthis. This three-part story is fantastic, and it sticks with me for many reasons. The characterizations are really good (a distinct flavor of believable), and there's humor and a variety of well-written porn scenes throughout. But what I found really unusual about it, which lends a twinge of angst, is that Phelps and Lochte are very much guys in here—not people who happen to be men (as I and many other slash writers more often depict them), but guys. Breaking-furniture-with-each-others'-bodies, half-killing-each-other-during-sex, any-form-of-sexual-intimacy-but-kissing (ow, my heart!), miscommunicating, on-and-off-assholes-you'd like-to-punch, honest-to-god guys.That's rare in slash (which is usually written by women), and even more rare that the reader still finds the characters worth hoping for.

One Tequila, Two Tequila (NC-17) by scarlett_o and skewedview is another gem. All humor and hotness, this one starts off with a casual dare and then things escalate into oblivion. Features slashy goodness, cracks about Russian Olympic judges, and too much alchohol, and it's just funny as hell. Something for everyone!

Break Even (R) by peirsol_fan is in complete contrast to the other two stories mentioned here. It's quiet, fully of easy poetry and with a structure that echoes all of its previous parts. In the end, the hint of romance is the merest whisper. This is classically beautiful storytelling.

Hope you enjoy these, and if so then please leave some love for the authors!

dr. henry killingerliberateourtime on September 22nd, 2008 11:13 pm (UTC)
Hahahahahahaha. The fact that the comm is called the funvee is killing me.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Random Fandomhalfshellvenus on September 23rd, 2008 02:16 am (UTC)
I know-- it's kind of perfect in one way, and in the other... that was the vehicle that led to Tony Stark getting in big fat kidnapped trouble!

Edited at 2008-09-23 02:24 am (UTC)
scarlett_oscarlett_o on September 22nd, 2008 11:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the rec! :D
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on September 23rd, 2008 02:16 am (UTC)
You're welcome-- it was much deserved! Other people need to experience the awesomeness of that story. :D
LindaMlinda3m on September 28th, 2008 01:59 am (UTC)
Thank you for the recs. They're all excellent, but I have to say - the Trilogy reminds me of what I pictured when I first heard Jared and Jensen were roommates.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: JSquaredLovehalfshellvenus on September 28th, 2008 07:42 am (UTC)
I actually hope things were NOT like that for the two of them-- at least, not the avoidance-of-kissing and avoidance-of-admitting-a-deeper-relationship kind of thing.

But as for the crashing around the yard and half breaking stuff and maybe destroying a few parts of the house? I can SO easily see that. :0

Jared and Ryan Lochte have a little crazy impulsiveness in common, I think. :D
LindaMlinda3m on September 28th, 2008 12:18 pm (UTC)
Yeah - definitely the paint-ball in the hall/clothes under the coffee table parts.