Saturday, February 24, 2001
Okay, the archives are finally working correctly, all the old links have been moved over and the entire site has been reformatted. Thank Joss, I'm finally done messing with this thing.
posted by fangrrl xen 4:24 PM
Monday, February 19, 2001
This story just floored me. It's Due South, Fraser/RayK (natch, have I ever rec'd a Vecchio story?) It's called "Beyond Embarrassment" by Speranza. Actually, read everything by Speranza, they're all great. But this one is so good it instantly goes into the comfort food category. I don't know how she managed to write Fraser so perfectly in character when he's acting so completely strange and out of character:
"Fraser." Ray felt like he was trying to break through a brick wall. "You kissed me." He reached out and grabbed Fraser's shoulders, which felt solid, substantial. "I can feel you. How can I be touching you if you're not here?"
"But I am here, Ray. I'm here and I'm going to stay here. I'm coming to live with you," Fraser said, and his smile was so infectious that Ray didn't have the heart to tell him that he'd lost his fucking mind. "In your closet."
"You're going to live in my closet," Ray repeated.
"Yes. If you don't mind. I'm sorry to be so presumptuous about it. But in my experience of these matters, there's nothing like death to rid one of one's inhibitions." Fraser leaned forward and tongued Ray's ear slowly, sending shivers up Ray's spine, making him instantly, terribly hard. "See?" Fraser said, and his smile was now transfiguring his battered face. "I must say, I'm really looking forward to the whole post-life experience."
Go read it. Now. And write Speranza and tell her how good it is so she'll write more.
posted by fangrrl xen 7:05 PM
Thursday, February 15, 2001
I was desperately searching for Due South stories I haven't read, and came across this story on my hard drive. It's by Kellie Matthews and it's called Stealing Light. I guess I skipped it because it's Fraser/other, but I loved it anyway. It gives us a sweet backstory for Benton Fraser, one that I enjoyed very much. It's a prequel/sequel to Changing Gears which I've read an embarrassing number of times. I always wondered about that bike hanging in Ray's apartment. That and Fraser in spandex bike shorts just makes my panties sweat.
posted by fangrrl xen 7:52 PM
Tuesday, February 13, 2001
I keep forgetting to rec this story. It's in the category of comfort food, a story that I return to again and again when I need a quick Fraser/RayK fix. It's Due South (what else do I read anymore?) Partners Means Sharing by Viridian5. Drunk Fraser is awfully cute. I just wish it was longer, but this way I get to imagine the ending for myself, which is kinda fun too.
posted by fangrrl xen 10:35 PM
Thursday, February 08, 2001
Due South: (Fraser/RayK)
Lots of new stuff being posted, well new to me anyway. Kellie Matthews has posted a post-COTW story Knowing the Place that is a very different take on the timeline of Call of the Wild. I have to say that COTW makes a lot more sense if you think about it this way. It's long, it's got a little h/c, and just a dash of angst. Hey, it's Kellie, you know its great. Her PWP Popsicle had me panting and drooling on my keyboard, so check it out while you're there.
posted by fangrrl xen 12:07 PM
Sunday, February 04, 2001
The archives are now fully functional, so I'll be able to post without fear on an almost daily basis again.
The Due South zine Serge Protector has timed out, and the stories are beginning to pop up on the net, finally. I have sooo been looking forward to this. Some of my favorite authors contributed to this zine, Bone and Mairead Triste, LaT, Crysothemis, AuKestrel. <big happy sigh> But not all of them are up yet, especially the long ones....and that's not buddies. I hate waiting.
I really loved this one by Crysothemis, Blind Justice Just the right amounts of plot, angst, confusion and pure schmoop. Be sure you check out the lovely graphics she made for the zine while you're there.
posted by fangrrl xen 1:03 PM