Slashrecs by xen

Yellow Roses by Francesca
(The Sentinel: Jim/Blair)

I haven't been reading much because I'm on vacation in Charleston, SC (woo hoo!!!) but when I saw a new story posted to SXF by Francesca, I just had to read it. Its not a happy story, it deals with a lot of hard issues, but her completely believable dialogue, and use of metaphor is as irresistible as usual. The woman is simply brilliant. This is a story I will read over and over again.
Wednesday, September 27, 2000

Sanctuary: Angel/Doyle slash archive
(Angel the series)

I'm linking this entry to the main page of this archive instead of to the stories themselves, because there are so many, and because the webmistress prefers it that way.

I'm waaay behind on Buffy and Angel because I don't get the WB on my satellite, and I must rely on the kindness of strangers to get tapes. So I just saw the Angel episode "I Fall to Pieces" and now I'm totally in love with Angel/Doyle. I've combed the net to find the stories, and here are some of the ones I've enjoyed so far (all stories can be found at Santuary):

New Year's Slash by Ashtareth. This is probably my favorite. I actually *like* Cordelia, and I loved her in this. This story is funny, and hot, and totally believable. Wish there was more by this author.

Here's a sample:

"Amazin'. Wonder what happens when we get him drunk?" the Irishman pondered, walking behind Angel, close enough that Angel could feel his body heat. Which wasn't really all that close, but still it put him off-guard. Angel was never entirely sure what to do with people who put him off-guard but weren't in the killing-and-eating category. He backed up to the dividing wall, trying to keep both his visitors in sight, as Cordelia skillfully opened champagne and Doyle circled the living room like a vulture waiting for dinner. "Can vampires even get drunk?" Doyle continued.

"Let's find out!" Cordy said brightly, pouring bubbly.

"Why do you want me drunk?" Angel asked nervously.


Read the entire series by Lyric. Angel deals with the loss of Doyle.

And I loved all of Destina Fortunato's stories, but I don't think she can write a bad fic. Her A/D stories are wonderfully angsty.

Monday, September 18, 2000

Smooth by Sheffield
(The Sentinel: Jim/Blair)

I agree, Smooth by Santana is definately Jim and Blair's song. This story is funny, and sweet and full of spazzy Blair moments like this:

He wasn't going to say it, was he? But they both knew, and couldn't say, that he was going to get creamed the minute he walked through the Academy door. But if he couldn't make it through Basic, he couldn't be Jim's partner, and if he couldn't be Jim's partner, well, the world was pretty much going to come to an end, wasn't it? So he just had to. And now there were only twelve days to go. And if they didn't stop playing that fucking Santana record he was going to go crazy, right here, right now, and start sobbing into the rug and get carted off to some psych ward. He contented himself with banging his forehead - gently, reproachfully - on the rug instead.
Thursday, September 7, 2000

Rise and Shine by angelface
(Fight Club: Jack/Tyler)

This is all I need, a new fandom.

This story is just as grim and twisty as a Fight Club story should be. It's hard to rec a FC story without revealing spoilers, so I'm not gonna say much about it; I enjoyed it.
Thursday, September 7, 2000