I'm a Gambit slut. I admit it. I like to see him slashed and I don't particularly care with whom. Though I'm not stuck just on Gambit. I'll read just about any pairing in this fandom if it sounds even a little interesting to me. Some fandoms I'm really picky about pairings, in this one pretty much anything goes. So you'll find a whole variety of pairings here. All over the spectrum. There are so many of them there is bound to be something that appeals to your taste.
Series by Viridian5
I was going to rec this story in the last update, but I needed more time to come up with the rec. Plus, there were so many stories in the last update it just overwhelmed me a little. I had to edit a few out to include in the next one. This series sort of picks up where the comic books left Ric and Shatty hanging when they went off on the Age of Apocalypse tangent. (Which I can't hate since it brought us Nate Grey, the X-Man. Who I just love. <g>) Still it's nice to see someone giving Ric and Shatty another chance. I think they have to be one of the slashiest couples in the X-Books. I mean I believe Gambit will screw anything, but these two were so headed towards couplehood. One of the writers had planned on hooking the boys up, but when another writer took over that was the end of that. They just got shuffled to the side and forgotten. Well, Viridian decided to write a little series of stories where things play out as if the AoA thing didn't happen. Removed what blocked their way and let things go from there. I like it where she took them a lot. This pairing just melds together so well it's a shame the TPTB never did anything with them. Shatty has this feral quality to him mixed with an innocence about so many things, that I just love. Rictor has this strength and sweetness to him that couple together so well. Who could resist slashing these guys together. Curse the comic book guys for wimping out on us. At least so many lovely fic writers have allowed the boys relationship to take it's natural course. We've let them be together. I call that a little bit of justice. Resolving all that sexual tension and cutting out the teasing shit is one of the main reason many write and read slash, I think. Viridian did a damn good job of that in this one. Took a while for the last sequel to get written, but it was worth the wait.
Pairing: Bobby Drake/Sam Guthrie (Iceman/Cannonball)
I mentioned in the
last update an Iceman/Cannonball story by Jane and te that I wanted to
rec. Well, I had to wait a while, but here it is. More action on the couch
in the Rec Room. These people so need to get a room. Well, some other room.
It's a mansion there are bound to be a ton of them. <g> I just had to
say that. Not that I mind couch sex, it's just that anyone could walk in.
I suppose that's half the thrill of it though. Working out those exhibitionist
fantasies vicariously through the characters. This one is really just a
PWP with Bobby and Sam doing it on the couch. Jane and te do PWP's better
than many I know. It's in their usual style of hot and intense. Just like
Jane turned me on to Beast slash (my like for it should be evident in this
update), they also turned me on to Cannonball slash. Jane and te are among
the few writer's I've found who do alot of Beast and Cannonball slash.
There are probably other's, but I haven't found many. In their world Bobby
and Sam are just total slut's so who better to pair together in a story.
Damn, this one is hot. I first read it on the lists, just fell in love
with it, and knew I had to rec it right away. It took a while before I
could find a link to it, though. I've been waiting to rec this one and
Homecoming (which I have rec'd below) for over a month now. I'm so glad
they were finally posted to Jane's site. These are definite must reads.
Hot, steamy, and intensely sexy. Some of my favorites of late. Just get
better every time I read them.
Lost Boys by Rebop
Pairing: Remy LeBeau/Hank McCoy (Gambit/Beast)
The other day Rebop
e-mailed me thanking me for rec'ing her stories Walking
Wounded and Truly, Madly, Deeply. She also told me that she had finished
up TMD (she has another sequel in the works too. Yah!). After we got straightened
out what was the correct addy for her site, I went off to read it. While
I was on her page I found this series of stories too. Ever since Jane St.
Clair turned me on to Beast slash I just can't pass up any story I see
with him slashed in it. Like I said up there at the top of the page I don't
have many pairing loyalties in this fandom, I'll read just about anybody
slashed in this fandom, who isn't the Professor or Magneto (I love the
characters, but seeing them slashed is a weird squick for me). I also mentioned
my love for seeing Gambit slashed. Remy's bi, not a real stretch to imagine
that one. So my new obsession with Beast slash coupled with my love for
reading the Cajun screwing just about anybody. *sigh* A perfect
combination. When I first started reading these stories I just knew I had
to rec them. I think Rebop really captured Hank's speech patterns pretty
well. I could see Hank talking like this. Quite an interesting adventure
she threw them into as well. I really liked this one. Has a nice slow build
up, topped with some angst. Definitely one to check out if you like reading
either of the guys slashed. It's one I thoroughly enjoyed. I just love
Rebop's work. Can't wait for the sequel to TMD she told me about. That
ones going to be set in New Orleans. I always wanted to go there, just
might some day. Till then I'll be happy to read about it.<g>
Pairing: Bobby Drake/Hank McCoy (Iceman/Beast)
This is another fabulous
story by the writing team of Janete. I read this one on a list a while
back and was just waiting for a link so I could rec it (just like I was
with Flash). This is one hot story, there are some parts so hot I swear
I came close to spontaneously combusting while I read it. If your wondering
a little about the way Beast is described in the story, you should know
that he has a new look. If you want to check out Beast's
new look click here. Reading this story you will fully understand my
new obsession with reading Beast slash. It's all Jane's fault I swear.
I always thought it seemed a little weird slashing Hank and I couldn't
really find very much of it. Then Jane wrote a wonderful and completely
hot story called Blues and I learned that Beast slash
can be downright steamy when done properly. I just love it when Jane and
te come out with a new Beast story. Hell, I love it when Jane and te come
out with new stuff period. Both are great writers individually, together
they are a team you just can't beat. This story is no exception. When I
found that Jane had updated her page I knew I was going to be rec'ing two
of her new stories, I ended up rec'ing three of them. I found one that
I hadn't read before that is rec'd below. What a treat. I love finding
new reads. It would probably be easier to just tell you to read all of
Janete's fics, but I like getting the chance to talk about the new ones.
This is a great story. One of the hottest scenes of a guy being prepared
for sex I've ever read. That's the scene I nearly combusted over. <wg>
Series by Janete
Pairing: Bobby Drake/Hank McCoy (Iceman/Beast)
Warning: Underaged sex. Hank is 19 in this, of legal age, but Bobby is only 15. So be advised if you don't like this sort of thing, or if it is a squick for you.
Note: These characters are from the new X-Book, The Ultimate X-Men. In that series things happen a little different. That whole comic book series is just one big AU. Hank is just now turning blue and furry in the series, though none of it was due to his own devices. He's been looking like he did when was first introduced in the comics way back when, up until an issue or so ago. Well, with a more updated look. Want to see a pic of the Ultimate Beast before the blueness? You can check out the Ultimate X-Men Beast by clicking here.
This is the series of stories that made me want to read the Ultimate X-Men comics. Didn't have the money to go out and buy the whole series though, plus I'm not sure my local comic book store has all the back issues. Luckily, I found this cool new thing at Marvel that they are beta testing called dotComics. It's free right now, with it you can read comics on your computer. I have gotten to read all the issues of the Ultimate X-Men on it, so I didn't have to buy them. When I get the money later I just might. I also got to read the new Origins comic, that tells the story of Wolverine's past. Which I have not been able to find at my local store. They didn't get the number of copies they were supposed to and haven't gotten more in yet. Which sucks. So if you can't find it you might want to think about downloading the dotComics thing too. Can't print them out and it isn't quite the same as an actual comic book. I still prefer the feel, sight, and smell of ink and paper in my hand. Still you can catch up on some issues that you might have missed or are not able to find. They have several issues available to download, but mostly current stuff like the Ultimate Marvel books. Well, now that I've plugged that cool new toy I've found. Let's move on to the story rec now. I just love this series of stories. Jane and te just make Bobby out to be a big slut usually. Which I don't mind. (TPTB may not let the characters have sex much, but with slash we do.<wg>) It's totally hot. So is Beast. I swear Jane has turned me on to Beast slash big time. I can't seem to find alot of Beast slash, but I never pass up a story when I do find it. Like I said in the warning, in this comic they are all pretty young. This is like an alternate universe where everything happened differently, yet the same in some ways. I'm really liking this series of X-books though. Fun to get to see the team forming all over again in a different way. (This is a first for me, since the X-Men were around before I was. I've never gotten to see and early book.) Boy is it a rougher world though. Which in it's own way is cool. Rougher times reflected and all that. I just love these stories. Both Bobby and Hank are so hot in them. I couldn't resist them. Oh, did you know they've throw away the Comics Code recently. (Click to read what that is.) Trashed the old standards and making them up as the go along I guess. Which is totally cool. I just found out about them and they are a little lame right now. This series is great though. I swear my screen nearly melted due to some of these scenes. Jane and te do fabulously hot stories. I can't praise them enough.
Play by Satya Graha
Pairing: Logan/Scott Summers (Wolverine/Cyclops)
This is basically
just a very hot little PWP, that I just fell in love with. Has a heat and
intensity to it that sucked me right in. I'm pretty easy when it comes
to pairings in this fandom. I'll read pretty much anybody slashed together.
I'll give most a chance if they sound even remotely plausible to me. Other
fandoms I'm a 'One True Pairing' kind of girl. This one it really doesn't
matter to me. Any old pairing will do. There are a few I really like though.
Scott/Logan is one of them. I have a rather heavy fondness for Ric/Shatty
too, but that's another story. While we're on the subject of the X-Men,
PWP's and I'm going to throw in the X-Mansion here for fun. Can I just
take a moment here to say that that damn rec room in the mansion has seen
more action than many a bedroom. When it comes to the Xavier Institue the
term, "Get a room!" takes on new meaning. It is a mansion, after all, it
isn't like a couple couldn't find a private room to have hot monkey sex
in somewhere. Instead everybody tends to have a hot and heavy session there
in the rec room. I read a fabulous Janete Cannonball/Iceman fic the other
day (which I'm rec'ing as soon as I find a link for it) where they were
doing it on the couch too. If that couch could talk. Every time I've ever
seen that room in the comics several people were always in there. 'When
the hell do they find it empty enough to get down and dirty?', is always
the question that springs to my mind. Plus, telepaths in the house. If
people were really boinking that much you'd think they'd be walking around
with smirks on their faces all the time. The kind that says, 'I know what
you've been doing.' It's like a X-Men slash fic requirement. Every pairing
has to have one story with the guys or gals doing it on the couch in the
rec room. Gotta do it just once. It's like it has to be done to break the
pairing in. "What? I haven't told you alot about the story?" It's a PWP,
what do you want me to say. The pairing pretty much summed it up. Add they
fucked to that and the rec is done. That couch thing's been bugging me,
thought I'd rant on it. If none of this makes sense I'm blaming it on the
cold I have right now. In the middle of fucking summer, in Texas. Shoot
me now. Please?! I'd appreciate it.
the X-Men by Jane St. Clair
Ok, this isn't really
slash. This is a pictoral project that Jane has endeavored to undertake.
The whole thing plays out like a photographer (who is also a mutant) making
a pictoral study of various members of the X teams. Most are some degree
of nudes, though not all show a great deal. Some of the pictures are accompanied
by interviews. It is kind of a project this original character photographer
took on to show the beauty of mutants, rather than the supposed ugliness
often wrongly portrayed by bigots and mutant haters. I found it quite fascinating
and the pictures often come damn close to how I imagine the characters
would look if real instead of ink and paper. I thought I had bookmarked
this site a while back, but when I went to look for it couldn't find it
anywhere. I looked all over Jane's site and couldn't find a link to it
there either. I finally found another person's rec page who had this on
it. I had been wanting to rec it too and was thankful to find it again.
I think to me the pictures that come the closest to the characters are
Gambit and Rictor. Especially, the one of Rictor. I think that would be
how Julio looked if flesh and blood. The one of Scott is close too. I really
liked the one of Cable, damn whoever that guys is he's hot...Sorry, got
lost there for a moment in some mental imagery. I'm back now. If you like
the X characters you should definitely check this out. I found it quite
fascinating and beautiful. A wonderful idea of something to do with the
X world characters too.
by Jane St.Clair
Pairing: Bobby Drake/Hank McCoy (Iceman/'The One, The Only, The Everloving Beast') I just couldn't resist that way of describing Beast. They are always doing that in the comics. I couldn't resist the temptation. A compulsion struck me.<g>
I'd never really thought
of Beast slashed. I haven't even found that much Beast slash. Probably
run across more Dark Beast slash than anything. When I initially saw this
story listed in an update of Jane's page I turned back when I saw the pairing.
Later I went back and decided what the heck I'd give it a try. I was sooo
not sorry. Damn this one is hot. I don't think I've ever thought of Beast
hot before. I do now. I've seen just how hot he can be if Jane sets her
mind to taking him on. Just remembering it I'm feeling the need to fan
myself here. This one starts out with everyone ralling together around
a member who has had something awful happen in his life, tragic really.
In the aftermath everyone feels some degree of loss and needs someone to
hang onto. For Bobby and Beast that is one another of course. The two best
friends turn to each other when they need that. Boy do they get it too.
It starts out really just having someone close during a long, hard night
and turns into something more. I've seen the movie now, in case I haven't
mentioned it. In fact I liked it so much I own a copy. I'm still wondering
when the hell Jean became a fucking doctor though. I guess they didn't
have enough money for either the make-up required to do Beast or for the
CGI it would have required. Whatever. Also, no Angel, but I'm coping with
that. I also wondered when Storm became one of the original members since
she came in along with Gambit.<sigh> I still really liked the movie.
I started liking Wolverine after that, a lot. I am going to have to go
look for more Beast slash. I never thought that could be really hot, I
was soo wrong. Just took a little story by Jane to fully convince me of
that. I just have to say, Thanks Jane.<g>
Water Lines Series by JBMcDragon
Pairing: Bobby Drake/Jamie Madrox (Iceman/Multiple Man)
There's no real heavy
sex in this, which sometimes I like that. At times I'm in the mood for
hot and others I just want a nice sweet romance. This story deals with
Bobby and Jamie meeting and trying to start something together. In this
one Bobby is the one who is in touch with his sexuality. Jamie is really
just discovering who he is and what he want out of life in general, much
less romance. It also deals with someone you love facing problems with
depression. Trying to get them help and knowing sometimes your love just
isn't going to be enough. It's a slow process of the two really coming
together. With some stops and starts. Jamie is just coming out, really
to himself as much as other people. Top that off with some self-asteem
issues and clinical depression they pair doesn't have an easy road in this
one. It is a sweet set of stories about finding out who you are and what
you want in life. Accepting yourself and realizing that sometimes low self-asteem
and depression are serious problems that need to be dealt with before the
person takes a serious downward turn. At moments they are sad, but they
tend to end on higher notes. This is one of those, 'I can't believe I haven't
rec'd this yet' moments. I really do love this series and have always thought
it was wonderful. I check back every so often to see if it is updated.
I don't know where my brain is sometimes. So many stories to rec and me
feeling like I'm always just trying to catch up. I don't remember Jamie
from the comics, but I definitely like him in this series. He's just terribly
sweet in it. If Bobby didn't hug him I would have liked to at moments.
Oh, we also see a Bobby who can be serious when called for in this one.
He's still a prankster, but he is there as a strong support for Jamie when
he needs it. I like seeing that aspect mixed with the joker we see alot
of times. Makes him more well-rounded. I appreciate that. Hopefully, you'll
love this one too. I hope more of this one is to come, I'm looking forward
Y Casero by Jane St. Clair & Te
As always with Jane's
fic this one is incredibly sensual. With some of that UST between Ric/Shatty
that is bubbling up just waiting to explode off of the surface. Gotta love
that. You could just drown in one of Jane's stories. It's like your swimming
in the sensual flow of it Man, I love her X-men stories. Hell, most of
her stories that I've read of faves of mine. It starts innocently enough,
just the two gents watching tv. Then Shatty reaches over and takes Ric's
hand. Nothing too sexual about it, he's just examining it really. Except
there is something sexual about it, the way he's studying it so intently,
like he wants to know every line and every scar. The story just explodes
from there. Just a simple little moment that doesn't mean alot and yet
means a whole lot. I love how Jane takes you from the repressed tension
so many tv shows, movies, and books leave their poor slashy characters
in, to a nice teasing build up, exploding it to shit hot sex. One of Jane's
stories is called Liquid, one of my favorite Ric/Shatty pieces by her,
if I'm thinking of the right fic. That's how I'd describe Jane's writing
Liquid. Everything just ebbs and flows naturally. From some calm waters
of UST, to a rise in in the tide, and culminating in a harsh wave of emotion
exploding into realizing what their feeling. Natural...and totally satisfying.
I've heard some people mentioning that the writer who started the Ric/Shatty
story line intended to make them lovers, but someone else took it over
and that was dropped. Leaving tons of people with this great teasing build-up
only to be dumped on their asses when the rug was pulled out from under
them. Homophobia does suck. I have dug through my X-Force comics and I
don't have very many with Ric/Shatty in them. Dammit. Gonna have to check
out my local comic book store and see if I can find a few. Be nice to see
the heated exchange that never was consumated. Not that I would have expected
to see them covorting wildly, but a kiss would have been good. Oh, well.
That's what fanfic is for. I am so totally hooked on this pairing. I'm
thinking I've got a loyalty here. Rare for me in the X-Men genre of slash.
Gotta love these two though, just the promise that they could have been
a couple in canon has my heart all a flutter.<sigh>
Things Series by Jane St. Clair & Te
Pairings: Sam Guthrie/Nate Grey(Cannonball/X-Man)in the 1st story
Sam Guthrie/Nathan Summers(Cannonball/Cable) in 2nd & 3rd stories
Nate Grey/Jonothan Starsmore(X-Man/Chamber) in 4th story
I mentioned above that my favorite character is Cable, I'm just giddy to find a great slash fic with him in it. Don't care who he's paired with. Get Nate Grey thrown in to the mix so double Yahh! Also, yet again the writing team of Jane and Te, how could you possibly go wrong there. The first story is sortof a PWP, but more. The sex is tame and short, but hot nonetheless hot. It starts out with Cable coming home to find the adults gone and the younger members of X-force, some Gen Xers, and some of the youger residents of the mansion just cutting loose and having a good time. He doesn't want to play party pooper, just hovers in the background like a Sentinel watching over them all. Getting a little bit of vicarious fun out of it. I liked the end of the first one, when he realizes that Nate is about to establish a mental link with Sam after the sex. How he wishes he could tell him to stop, you don't want to know what your lover is thinking. Ever. Period. I would think that especially goes for first time lovers, new to even knowing each other. Scott and Jean, what do they have to hide that the other doesn't know? Two people just starting to realize there was even an attraction. <wince> Ouch, that is a situation ripe for angst and tension. Nate doesn't like what he finds either. Or who Sam was really thinking about, Cable finds he really didn't want to know himself. The next story picks up right after with Cable trying to decide what to do about all that has transpired. How or if he should even try to help pick up the pieces? Trying to figure out if he had just been completely oblivious and just missed that Sam had feelings for him. Cable is just in that banging his head against the wall mode before he just decides fuck it he has to do something to help Sam through this. so he shocks even himself by going to him. Not used to dealing with emotions Cable is just confused and shit, doesn't know what to do really. Which I have to say to that, good characterization ladies. Stranger in a Strange Land, that's Cable. From there resistance to desires break down and it only gets hotter than the first one. I really loved these two, totally hot and I love watching them play around in Cable's head. I love his character and have seen few fic writers really try to get into him. These lovely ladies do it fabulously though. Definitely one you have to check out. A not to be missed story if you like Cable, Sam, or Nate Grey. Or if you don't check it out, maybe you'll start to like them just a little bit. Oh, can anyone tell me if Nate Grey is really dead? I heard something about that on another website. Also, a little aside here. How the hell did Cyclops get out of Apocalypse, can anyone answer me that? Also how did Wolverine get his adamantium back? I have a few questions that have been confusing the heck out of me. I've been out of comics circulation for a while.
Updated:Ooh, Jane and Te have posted two new parts to the series since I rec'd it. So I'll give you a quick little rec for them too. Part three is really just a hot little PWP between Cable and Sam the next day. Just some heat and really great sex. The fourth piece is about what happened to Nate Grey after the incident. Where he went, who he ended up with. As you might have seen above he ends up having a very heated interlude with Chamber. It's a pretty wild ride between those two. It starts out just as a confrontation. Nate is looking for a fight and he takes it out on Jono. It turns into something sweeter. A moment of peace for both of them, apart from the world they have to face daily. Apart from themselves. Nate gives Chamber something in this that nearly had me in tears for him. Something he can't keep, but for that moment he gets to have once again. It was touching and what really turned this from being violent, rough sex to more making love. Finding a kindred spirit who is just as lost as you are. Feeling just as fucked up as you are. Seperate from the world. Those two share some despair, powers that make them unlike others. Pain caused by those powers, that few can understand. Part 4 is a little interlude from life for them. I got hooked on Chamber slash after reading Rebob's stories with Jono/Remy. I'd never heard of him before, but I love him now. Just so tragic and damaged. I love angst though. So no shock there. No clue why I'd like him. Nah.<eye roll>
the Wild things are
Off through Day and Night
The World All Around
The Wild Rumpus
Shared Peace by Rocky-cat
Pairing: Gambit/Wolverine (Remy LeBeau/Logan)
Damn this one is hot,
so completely hot. The characters are just so there. This is another
case of channeling the characters, because that's the only way she could
get their characterizations so close to the originals. I mean Wolverine's
was just so good, I was completely lost in it. This is Logan, she has his
internal voice and conflicts down pat. I mean there was no doubt in my
mind this was Logan. Her Remy was damn good too, the opitome of grace,
style, agility, and sexuality. I don't think he's this big a slut though,
but just my opinion. Everybody has a different view of the characters,
all adds up to someone's perspective. I didn't particularly care in this
one though. It was just so hot. You feel the build-up just rising and rising
through Logan. You go through it with him until it quite literally explodes
into climax. The writing in this one is wonderful. The Logan characterization,
I have to mention that again, because it was so damn good. I could just
feel Logan, see him so clearly in my mind. Got totally lost in the illusion
of the story. She even used some of the types of language they use in the
comics, those carefully placed words where you know the comic book writers
wish they could use a swear word. The story just flowed beautifully. The
guys were just so guys. No feminizing here, just hot strong men
who could take whatever the other dished out. I loved that. Had me sitting
here damn near sweating. No protestations of love out of the blue either,
just attraction and a hot sexual release that had to happen before they
both exploded from frustration. No promises of tomorrow, just a one night
thing of something it was time to acknowledge. Hot, hot, hot. Oh, a little
m/f in the beginning. More along the lines of thin walls, Logan's heightened
senses and Logan unavoidably overhearing things. Which leads to some fantasizing
that sets up how the whole thing kicks off. I really just skimmed through
the het sex after a few moments. Got bored, I can read and see het sex
Glass by Jane St. Clair and Te
Pairing: Northstar/Sasquatch (Jean Paul/Walter)
Alpha Flight fic
Jane and Te writing
together. Someone catch me I might just faint. That pairing of writers
lead to a story I fell in love with fast. It's hot and sweet both at the
same time. I've never seen an Alpha Flight comic, but the more I read Northstar
fic, the more I want to go out and find some. This one is hot. It has something
to do with the after-effects of a gender-switching thing that happened
to Sasquatch at some point, like I said I've never read the comics so I'm
not sure the details of it. I did like how they got into what it must have
been like to have that happen to you. How it would seriously fuck up your
self-image in more ways than one. Leave you wondering about yourself and
your desires after the fact. Wondering about nature vs. nurture, chemicals
in the brain and body vs. what the heart wants. Are we just a mass of chemicals
responses or something more? I like how Walter is wondering if it was just
the gender-swapping thing or if he had always had desires he buried and
sublimated. How he couldn't forget what it was like to be female and the
things and people he wanted while in that body. They mention something
about a kiss between Sasquatch and Northstar during that time, don't know
if that's canon or plot device for the story. Boy, was he barking up the
wrong tree as a chick, seeing as how Jean-Paul is gay. Made Walter wonder
after it was over why he kissed Jean-Paul though, if he had wanted to do
it all along or maybe if it was just 'safe'. Alot of getting into his ponderances
about that and what he wants now. Hot, hot, hot sex scene too. That is
incredibly loving at the same time. I loved this one. Like a combo of Jane
and Te could go wrong somehow. Yeah, in a weird alternate universe maybe.<g>
Betrayal Arc by Valerie Jones
GEN FIC, yes that's right this one is GEN, JR is totally to blame
I swear I go searching
around for something to read, hop by JR's
recs site and the next thing you know I'm reading a gen fic. A really
good gen fic, made me cry and every thing. So thanks and blame go to JR
for this one. I've paid JR back with a couple of Stargate recs though,
so I guess we're even. Ok, this one is about time travel and the inevitable
paradoxes that changing the past can cause. Nothing makes my teeth go on
edge more than reading some story, seeing a movie or tv show where they
just have no idea how quantum physics works. Worse yet when they don't
factor in how changing the past changes the future. This series isn't perfect
in it's theories on time travel, but it does show the dangers of it and
how it can seriously fuck up the future. In this one I think everyone is
really caught in a loop outside of normal time and the more they change
things, the worse everything gets. They keep trying to make everything
go ok and it only gets worse, just when it seems to get better. Every new
cycle improves the life of those caught u in it and then totally fucks
it up. That is what I like about the series, the aspect that the more they
try to change it, the less they can. Events keep shifting and morphing
and nothing is ever perfect. Some moments in this made me cry, so of course
I love that. If it can make me sniffle and shed a tear, I'm probably gonna
rec it. Means it touched me. This one did. All in all I'd say it's about
family and trying to do right by them. However you can. I'm wondering how
they could possible get out of this, when it only seems to get worse once
you think it might turn out ok. We'll see.
Fic by Jane St. Clair
I got an e-mail from
someone telling me they loved my site and wondering why I hadn't rec'd
any of Jane's Ric/Shatty stories. They wondered if maybe I just hadn't
heard of her. I have. I wasn't snubbing her and I do love her writing.
The truth was they were all so damn good I couldn't figure out which one
I wanted to rec. Then I found a link to her website and thought, 'Now that's
the ticket.' I'll just link to her X-Men page and rec all of them. Her
Rictor and Shatterstar fic are wonderful. They are so filled with angst
and denial it just get the heat bubbling up inside you. I mean you practically
have to fan youself after reading them. It is the teasing denial of two
young men really just figuring out their sexuality and not wanting it to
be what it is. Not wanting to be attracted to one another, not wanting
to admit that they have fallen in love and desire each other. Some are
written from Julio (Rictor's) POV and with those you see things through
his emotional denial. I don't think Shatty is in quite as much denial,
he just doesn't know if it is exactly appropriate, if Julio feels the same,
or will ever admit it if he does. So the fics from his POV are more about
confusion and wondering if they will ever manage to be what they want to
be towards each other. They are just so delicious in that teasing denial
that Julio can hold right up to the last minute. Julio is really denying
things mentally as if they don't exist, Shatty is denying himself physically
doing what he wants to. Beautiful and rich either way. The build up and
climax where it finally breaks through are as much like the rise and climax
of sex themselves. Burning up. Oh, when I was throwing this rec up I found
she had just put up a couple of new stories on her X-Men page. One Cyclops/Angel
story and one Northstart/Sasquatch fic. Both deserve a read and a rec too.
The Cyclops/Angel story is about two young men fumbling their way through
sexual discovery with someone who is a dear friend to them. The Northstar/Sasquatch
(they are from Alpha Flight in case you don't know) story is about two
friends who feel so much more for one another finally admitting it. It
is sortof a h/c (hurt/comfort) piece at the start literally. Walter (Sasquatch)
is a doctor tending to his best friend Jean Paul's (Northstar) wounds after
a battle when the love and desire heats up to bring them together. Both
are beautiful stories that are incredibly hot, yet loving and sweet at
the same time. All her work is intense. Glad I found the link and got that
little question that made me think 'Why the heck haven't I rec'd her stuff?'
Oh, before I forget in case you don't know Northstar is gay in canon. How
cool is that? He is one of the few out gay characters in comic books.
Everything by Tangerine
It's a brand new story
to rec, I am so happy. I know I have all of Tangerine's Ric and Shatty
stuff rec'd below. This one was new though and what with The Damn Slash
Drought still going on, anything new deserves a damn rec. This one
is just beautiful. No sex, some angst, but not alot. It is told from Shatterstar's
POV, in most of it he is confused by Rictor's reactions to him and you
are wondering exactly what happened between them. It really is kindof a
cultural confusion thing happening, seeing as how Shatty isn't even from
this world. In the end we find out what is going on though and it is really
touching. A hard moment of trying to come to terms with things and build
a bridge. I thought it was such a beautiful story of people struggling
with their feelings and finally just moving towards accepting things. I
thought it was sweet the struggle we see Julio (Rictor) trying to overcome
in the end there. That part really got me and had tears coming to my eyes
a little. It has a touching, sweet quality to it that gives it beauty and
prevents it from falling into the realm of sap. It is really sadness and
some pain that keeps it from falling into a bad pit, that keeps it even.
I loved it hopefully you will too.
Wounded & Truly Madly Deeply by Rebop
Pairing: Remy LeBeau/Jonothan Starsmore (Gambit/Chamber)
Gee, more Gambit slash.
I told you I loved him slashed. Anyway. When, I first started to read this
I had no idea who Chamber was. So I had to hop my way over to Marvel.com
and look him up to find out about him. Shit, you might think your life
sucks, but compared to this characters, piece of cake. In case you don't
know who he is either, click
here to find out more about him. I admit I was mildly squicked, by
the description of what he went through, but felt for him. Mothering instinct
kicked in and I just wanted to cuddle him. Fake that he is, still the instinct
was there. I'll give anything a try once, so I gave it a read. Wow! Is
the main thing I can say. Rebop is a fabulous writer, who just got me totally
lost in this story of how these two meet and fall in love. I just loved
seeing Remy in elements outside of that little X world, that surrounds
the teams and the mansion. That cajun is just too damn sexy, he could never
be real. We get to see both of these guys pain, vulnerabilities, strengths,
weaknesses, joy, sorrows, and love. The tale is just so beautifully woven.
The guys start out in a dark emotional place, both of them seperately.
Being so lost in that place, only by helping each other can they get out.
They've looked inside themselves to long and hard, lost perspective of
how others view them so less harshly. Give them the leaway they truly deserve.
No one is meant to be alone and they realize that when they find one another.
Rebop can write some hot sex scenes too, these had my screen practically
smoking. I really can't say enough about these stories. I look forward
to each new section eagerly. Can't wait to see where she takes the boys
next in this one. Chamber is running a close second after Iceman as my
favorite character slashed with Remy. These characters are just so good
together the way Rebop writes them. Neither goes really girly or too dependent
on each other. They are just two hot guys in love and in lust with each
other. I have fast grown to love these stories, hopefully you will too.
not what you think series by Mo
Pairing: Scott Summers/Logan (Cyclops/Wolverine) X-Men movie slash
You'll need to scroll down through the authors to find Mo. The series starts with I know who you are. I love that one. It is the main one I am talking about in my rec description.
My first rec for a series based on the movie. I've never seen the movie, I love the comics and just couldn't stand how some of the characters were represented. I know in casting talent is more important than physically being able to look like the characters, but I just didn't like the idea of live action X-Men. I like the ink and paper versions better, thanks. I just found the X-Men Movie Slash site though, so I thought I'd check it out. You can thank JR for this rec, I found a rec for Mo on his page and discovered these stories. I mossied on over there to check that series out and just loved it. There are some strong examples of sub/dom stuff in this. No bondage, I don't read that, more control issues here. I liked the control stuff a little, but more I liked the underlying subtleties she gave the characters. How they are both looking for something only the other can give them. Sharing comfort, passion, and need that is so well-hidden that two telepaths in the house can't detect it. Well, it seems like that at first, but Charles is more clues in than Scott thinks we find out. I liked how they both found something in one another that filled up an empty space. How in their relationship they each recieved something from the other that they couldn't ask for, yet instinctually knew to give one another. Not just the sex, but being allowed to be who they were without reserve or judgement. While together they seem to drop their guards, stop posturing, protesting so vehemently that they hate one another, and pretending not to care. I like the vulnerability in Logan that makes him want such control over someone who is a leader and forced to be in tight control of themselves all the time. Scott the leader who wants to be controlled, allowed to let go and just be who he is. Both breaking a mold of who they project to others they are and letting be seen the other self they don't show, yet is inside them. I loved that. How she got so into the complex psychological aspects of those types of personalities. So many don't understand that being an alpha dog, does not mean being a top. Someone can be an alpha and yet love to be fucked, male or female. Submission doesn't mean you are weak and needing to be taken care of sometimes doesn't mean you are a beta. Submitting, giving of yourself takes more courage than dominating someone. Especially, if you are a very controlled person, a leader. It is a gift to be able to show someone that side of youself. Another gift having someone you can show your weaknesses to, who you can let see the other sides of. It helps you maintain that strength. Needing is universal, all people do. Being alpha dog means you take the most hits to your person, you have to take on everyone outside and inside the pack, maintain order. You need someone to be vulnerable with, to give to, to take from. That is what being an alpha means, she captured that well, where others never come close to understanding it. Top just means you like to have control during sex. Some alpha's may be tops, but that doesn't mean all are. She also realized well that an alpha only fucks another alpha. If you fuck a beta for any other reason than to teach them a lesson, just exactly where their place in the pack is, you lose your standing. Alphas only mate with other alphas. They don't fuck beta's. Can only show those vulnerabilities to another alpha. This story is just riddled with subtle knowledge of the truth behind these persona's, how they really interact. Show their weaknesses only to one another. I loved it. A true example of alpha behavior. The title says it all, they saw one another and truly knew who the other really was, better than anyone else. They recognized those things, those needs that no one else did. A truly fabulous story. Loved it, so much. Great piece of work Mo.
Oh, Jean is a doctor
in the movie, since fucking when? The doc at the X-Mansion is a big, blue
furry guy named Hank McCoy, aka Beast. What did they combine the two characters
into one, because it would have been hard having a big, blue furball portrayed
as a doctor. Jeesh, I'm glad I didn't see the damn movie, that in of itself
would have pissed me off. And since when do they actually teach classes
at the school, never have in any of the comics I've seen. The school is
a damn front, for the X-Men. (picture me rolling my eyes)
or Fall by Viridian5
Pairing: Remy "Gambit" LeBeau/Nate "X-Man" Grey
I love reading Remy
slashed and oddly enough he's not even my favorite of the X-Men. I basically
read Marvel and my favorite character is Cable, also known as Nathan Dayspring
Summers. Nate Grey is a younger version of Cable from an alternate universe,
and so runs a close second with Cable as my favorite character. I never
really liked Gambit in the comics, never hated him either, but I love reading
Gambit slashed. He is the only one I don't have a loyalty towards who he
is paired with. This story was actually the first comic book slash I ever
read and remains my favorite. In it we have a very sexy Remy and a somewhat
confused, but still cool as ever Nate both living within the same vicinity
of one another in a bad emotional place. In the story they somehow manage
to forget their problems and find some comfort and solace in one another.
I just love this story and I think Viridian captured both the characters
and Shatterstar Fic by Tangerine
Pairing: Rictor/Shatterstar (didn't I already say that, weren't you paying any attention <g>)
Alright, I admit I have no idea who these guys are. I love X-Force I do, but like I said I'm a big Cable fan. So I was reading them more for Cable than anyone else who might have happened to be in them. I seem to remember the guys vaguely, but not really. (Hanging my head) I love the fic featuring these two guys though. Totally hot and loving, Tangerine does that best. Pay special attention to Alegria and Libertad those are two of the best. In the vain of Kaylee's Kinda Mooks series, Tangerine takes you through a different, though no less powerful, kind of loss. Where Kaylee took you through the pain of having to face the emotional effects of having been diagnosed with a potentially deadly disease, Tangerine takes you through what it would be like to watch your lover fight for their lives when severely injured in battle. There is even a little X-Over, authorized of course, with Kaylee's Kinda Mooks series.
Ok, I don't think Cable would act the way he does toward the end there in Libertad, I mean come on. I love the guy and no way would he be that wacky. He's damn near homicidal, nuhuh, didn't buy that. Also, Domino never really seemed all that caring about others to me either. Not cold, just oblivious unintentionally.
The writing is fabulous
in these stories though so you can forgive an odd characterization for
story effect. I love Cable and I brushed it off easily, so can you. There
is some amazingly hot sex in there too. There are lots of Ric and Shatty
stories on her page to choose from, some not quite so angsty as others.
Check them out and see what you think. The writing is beautiful, the sex
is hot, and the love is so damn honestly sweet.
Fallen Angel Arc by Morgana
Pairing: Gambit/Ice Man, Angel/Wolverine (Warren & Logan get together in the second part Blood of Heroes)
Warnings: Some mentions of child abuse, heinous and some definite physical torture and owwies. Thought I'd give you a heads up on that to prepare you.
Ok, I just love this series. I found it just a few days ago, followed a link at the X-men slash archive probably to get there, I think?!. However I got there I am glad that I did. I had read the first part of the story a few months back and had no idea there were 3 other parts and an epilogue. I was delighted to find that there was though. So many things seemed undone in the first part that, it just called out for a sequel. So many things happen in this series I couldn't even begin to describe them all. Some of it is a little hard to believe, but Morgana explains it so well that you just get sucked in and believe it too. Has all my favorite characters in it and though she goes way AU and she doesn't get all the facts straight sometimes, it was written so well I overlooked it. This story is rich in plot, light in the sex area, but heavy in the love arena. It has some faults, some action sequences are hard to picture, but there aren't that many of them, so no biggie. I really found the weakness in Gambit credible in this, the shit he goes through in this series it's not hard to imagine him falling apart. The back story she develops for him really adds to that too. I love Bobby as more mature and the protector too. The characterizations and plot in this are what made it shine and made me want to rec it. They are just fabulous, rich and intense to an extent you just fall into them. I also like how everybody has to get over some of their shit too. Not all of it, with these angst meisters that would take more than one lifetime, but enough of it to get along better. I liked that. Plenty of angst here. There are 5 parts in all counting the epilogue and each one is really long, with lots of sections to it.(Except the epilogue, it's not that long.) So settle in for a long read. Took me a couple of days to finish it and I read fast.
Angel Arc Epilogue
The Toronto Series by Tangerine
Pairing: Angel/Northstar, Gambit/Ice Man (implied, eventually)
Ok, I'll admit it I've never read an Alpha Flight comic, which is the team of superheroes Northstar is on again/off again a part of. I have heard of Northstar though, and like I said I'll read anything. Can't you tell by the number of miscellaneous recs I have? Had to do some research on the net to figure out who he was. It was then I realized I had heard of him. Northstar, or Jean-Paul Beaubier is one of the few, and I do mean very few (like count them on one hand few), openly gay comic book superheroes out there. I have heard of him for years and thought it was totally cool, that there was one. I was a slash slut before I even knew slash existed, so I also thought it was hot. Anyway, on to the rec before I get lost in a rant and forget what I wanted to say here. This story goes AU in that in this Warren is unable to save his love Betsy, AKA Psyloche (who is a totally cool bitch and I mean she is a bitch), she lived in the comics. He is still reeling from her death and on a trip to Toronto begins a vacation tryst with Jean-Paul that becomes something more. Much more for both of them. I love these two together the way Tangerine writes them. They are humorous, self-effacing at times though it appears narcissistic, and incredibly loving. I also like the way she brings up certain things about Angel that I never really thought about, but make sense to me. Little things that could be parts of his mutation that only a lover would know about, because you really have to observe them to know they exist. Mainly, because I doubt he would want to talk about them much or maybe notice them himself. Like at one point Jean-Paul is thinking about how light Angel is, that makes sense in a strange way since birds bones are hollow to make them more aerodynamic. Maybe his have similar properties. Also, molting. That is brought up in the fourth story, I never thought about it, but he has to shed those feathers some how. I mean hell I shed hair like a damn sheep dog. It's really long and ends up all over the place. Why wouldn't Angel molt like birds do? I just never thought of it before. The way these things come up is suprisingly sweet and endearing, she just manages to pull that off.
Oh, for those of you
not up on Angel he now has his real feather wings back. In the comics and
this story. The real ones were always regenerating under the metal ones
it seems and a couple of years ago they grew back and forced the metal
ones out of the way. He still has the blue skin from his change while he
was one of Apocalypse's Four Horse Men and being Archangel.
Kinda Mooks series by Kaylee
Pairing: Gambit/Ice Man
What is a Mook you
may be asking? It's a sap, a total romantic sap. Gee, guess I fall into
that category since I am. I found this series from a posting on the Rec's
Board here, I think. It sounded good and so I checked it out and I loved
it. This is a beautiful story, although it's name is kindof strange. This
story is just so damn sweet and written so well you just get sucked into
it. Lost in these two guys and the shit they go through. They have to face
some hard shit too believe me. Just when everything seems perfect, one
of the pair gets blindsided by an illness. Because they are in a same sex
relationship some people make assumptions about what that illness is without
asking about it. It's not what you think, but it is serious. This is a
story about trying to hold everything in your life together when devastating
tragedy strikes. Trying to be strong when you've never been the strong
one before, and learning you can't help being weak sometimes. The guys
face a hard road and their love is the only thing that sees them through.
It is beautiful in it's honest portrayal of being ill and having to watch
someone you love fight a sickness. You just want to weep in sympathy sometimes
and smile at the love they share in the same breath. This one is still
a WIP (Work in progress in case you don't know that abbreviation), some
don't like that, but it is so worth the read just to feel the anticipation
of wondering what will happen next. You have two choices of how to read
it; in the order it was posted or chronologically in the order each takes
place in the series. There are also several authorized companion pieces
that have been written by a variety of authors who love the series. This
is a definite read for this fandom, can't miss it. I could never tell you
enough about it to really convey how powerful the story is. It's a difficult
subject matter, trying to accurately portray illness from both the perspective
of the patient and their loved ones. Kaylee does it quite well though.
It definitely has some angst to it, tears will flow, but the love in it
is so honest you can't help loving it.
Before Sunrise & Dangerous
I know, I know another
rec for Tangerine. Well, she's really good and this is a whole other pairing.
Leave me alone. These two stories aren't more than PWP's, but damn are
they hot. I mean the screen was steaming here. I loved them. They were
just so passionate and intense, they had me fanning myself trying to dissipate
the sexual heat. There is no real love in this one, more of an understanding
of a place someone is in and sortof a buddy fuck to ease them through.
Not that these two are really buddies, Alex (Havok) can be a bastard many
a times, he isn't the most likable X-character. That whole Brotherhood
thing was a little over the top, but he is trapped in an alternate universe
now and a much nicer guy for it. No Scott, that I know of, to have to compete
with so he's more relaxed. In the main Marvel Universe Scott has apparently
died, see what happens when you don't comics for a few months. If anyone
can tell me what happened to him, please do. I am secretly hoping he is
in that universe with little bro or something. Alive somewhere, at least,
his dad is highly pissed at Charles and everything X-Man. I don't blame
him. I got off there for a moment though. Warren is a not a completely
nice guy in this one either, I never thought of him as all that bad, but
hey it worked in the story. What else can I say about this, it's a PWP.
IT'S HOT. Extremely Hot. We're not talking true love here, just amazing
sex and I never thought Warren was hotter. So if you are in the mood for
some heat to warm you up on a cold day, which it is pretty cold where I
live at the time I'm rec'ing this, then this story is a must read. Generates
all kinds of heat. Hot, Hot, Hot. If your in the mood for that read it,
trust me you won't be sorry.
Responsibility & Spreading
the News by Amy
Pairing: Remy LeBeau/Bobby Drake (Gambit/Ice Man)
Hot, hot, hot. Yet,
again. In this fandom I'm more flexible where PWP's are concerned. I usually
don't like them. This isn't really one, but it comes close. Lots of hot
sex in here. I love that, you just gotta. I'm a slash slut what can I say.
There is such an intensity to this one that it just has the room vibrating.
I just love when the writer can draw you right into the heat of the seduction,
making you feel like you are being seduced right along with the characters.
Amy seduces you right into this one and holds you there as strongly as
Bobby and Remy pin one another in place with a sultry, steamy look in the
stories. I loved it. Read the first part and then later found out there
was a second, I was so delighted. Such heat in these two stories, I love
it. Love it when Bobby looks so hot that Remy couldn't resist him if he
tried. Remy always looks hot, a genetic flaw I think, more of an advantage
really. Oh, by the way, can anyone tell me what the heck this charm power
thing of Remy's is? Is that canon from the comics or fanon (stuff the fans
come up with that becomes an accepted part of the fandom within fanfiction,
for those who wondered)? Keep hearing it mentioned and, well, like I said
I haven't read stuff for awhile. I go on binges with comics. By them religiously
for months and then go for just as many months not buying them. I'll just
glance at some in my local bookstores now and again to get a gist of what's
going on. Anyway, just thought I'd throw that in. Going back to reread
this hot one now, why don't you go check it out too.
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