Monday, January 17, 2011

Slash Guest Author Rec - Hidingfromsomeone

I must say that this is an honour! Little old me on Twi Slash. Thank you naelany who offered me this most prestigious of positions! In the interest of balance I’ve got a mixture of complete, WIPs, E/J and non- E/J and something completely out of left field. I hope you enjoy.

In the interests of jumping in at the deep end, allow me to start with a one shot which was an entry for the In The Closet Contest. It’s called Show Me Yours by Yogagal and Twiboy, starring Edward and Jasper, a webcam, and one kinky voyeur! There’s a lovely, rather satisfying twist in the tail which I thought was very clever. The smut is hot, the characters are well rounded and to top it all, it’s super well written. Needless to say, I rather empathised with the last, ?POV section. Lovely little story to get your slashy motor purring.

If you’re not reading Uncomfortable by Savannah-Vee then um, where have you been?! Again this story started out as a contest entry, this time for Slash/ Backslash. This is not an instant gratification fic, there’s definitely plenty of UST which is building to what I’m hoping will be a rather explosive climax. At the outset Jasper is dating Alice, but he soon realises that he has deep, dark desires for Alice’s brother Edward. It’s being told exclusively from JPOV and in a very clever narrative style which really gets you into Jasper’s head. I would say this is a must read for any slash fan but I would not blame you if you decided to wait for it to be completed before you start it!

And now for something slightly different.

Say Something Else  by vampireisthenewblack is a heartbreaker, so if you like angst then this is definitely one for you. It’s Edward/ Alec, and later Edward/ Seth. Edward has just returned home to Forks from London, where he was living with his boyfriend Alec. He’s in the depths of depression after he lost Alec to a drug overdose and finds himself falling for Seth as the younger man helps him with his grief. The story is told beautifully in a series of flashbacks which take you right into Edward’s head and heart. Complete, and with some lovely smutty outtakes too!

I debated with myself over this next one, but I actually really like it and since it completed over 15 months ago I thought that if you’re newer to twi-slash, it may never have hit your radar. It’s called Acting Out by eroticfan, and it’s unique in a few ways; firstly it’s a High School fic, secondly it’s Edward/ Jacob, and thirdly, they’re in a three- way polyamorous relationship with Bella. There’s a little bit of angst as they all try to figure out how the relationship is going to work and enough smut to keep me happy, which is saying something! Give it a go. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

To finish, I know that this sort of contradicts the whole concept of Twi- slash, but I’ll make it brief and hope that I get away with it. I recently gave in to peer pressure and read a couple of Harry Potter/ Draco Malfoy fanfics. Now, my reason for not doing this before (I’m a huge HP fan), is that no one does those characters justice like JK Rowling does. Also, innuendos about the size of Harry’s ‘wand’ freak me out. However. After reading Reparations, and the sequel Foundations by Sara’s Girl, I think I might be converted... to the point where I’m plotting out my own Harry/ Draco slash story (shh). It’s canon compliant with the exception of the Deathly Hallows epilogue (the acronym EWE means Epilogue, What Epilogue? It took me a while to figure that one out.) Harry works as a Healer at St Mungo’s and is assigned to work in the department of Magical and Chemical Dependence (rehab for wizards, in short), where Draco is a department head. It’s a slow burn and you really feel that this is a realistic representation of who the seventeen year old Harry and Draco could turn into, given six years of growing up time. I’d happily put my slash rep on the line to rec this one to you guys. (And bonus! Both fics are complete!)

1 comment:

vampisthenewblack said...

Thanks for the rec, honey! And I'm off to check out those H/D recs, I was just thinking I need to lose myself in some Harry & Draco again...