byslantedlight: (young love (imbeiaiel))
I said I was going to keep up with book reviews better, and I meant it - and novel-length Pros fic counts as books, I reckon!

Harlequin Airs by Ellis Ward Bodie and Doyle run away to join the circus... well, not quite, but as the blurb at Palelyloitering says, this is an "alternate universe* novel in which Doyle is undercover for CI5, working at a circus where Bodie is one of the trapeze artists. For his role, Doyle must return to his first profession, and join Bodie on the highwire." This story was originally an illustrated zine, published in 1993 (here's a question - what were you doing in 1993? I was still teaching, of all things, living with Chap, and hadn't thought about Pros for years. Hmmn, unless that was the year I got to cruise Manchester in the back of a police car, looking for a villain. *g*) Anyway - you can see the illustrations (by Suzan Lovett) on the Circuit Archive online version via the link above too.

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byslantedlight: (young love (imbeiaiel))
BD ZineReading...with added fic rec! This pic makes me think of the lads reading fic - coming across a slash zine somewhere - and then that makes me think of this particular story, which was written just after the Nattercon in 1999 (say the notes - Nattercon was a Pros con that was held for some 20 years before sadly fading to black).

A Weekend by the Lake by An Anonymous Observer.

I know I've read other lads-crossed-with-fans/fandom/Pros-cons fic too - can anyone remember any? (what I wouldn't give for a good Pros fic index, where you could look up all the wee bits that you remember... *g* Every now and then I think that I'd really like to put one together... but how? Where? Hmmn..!)

Oh! Had a thought of how it could be set up so that anyone could contribute! But is anyone else interested in helping out with something like this? The kind of index I mean is one where there'd be a master list (the index itself) of words that people might associate with various Pros fics. So for instance:
- Africa
- conference
- fox
- drunk
- Derby

That sort of thing! So if you're racking your brain thinking I swear they went to Iceland... you could go and look up "Iceland" and get a list of fics that mention it.

Okay, an eternal project, but I know I'd find it useful - it took me half an hour to find the fic I wanted to rec above!
byslantedlight: (BD Asleep (adapted from orig icon by Sun)
I was having rather a cool dream when I woke up this morning - I was visiting some distant northern island, and was about to leave, but the last thing was that I was going to have a picnic lunch with MS! His partner was around, it was just a friendly thing, and we didn't actually get there, it was just gathering stuff together, but - how fun! A bit odd, I grant you, but I think the island was from talking with someone about borderlands and frontiers, and MS was cos I've been eyeing Hobson's Choice at the theatre in Bath and thinking that I'd better get on and get my ticket. *g* I'm hesitating a bit cos I've not been to the evening theatre on my own, and although it's fine, it's not an entirely comfortable thing, cos it's not like the movies when there are potentially other people on their own. Well, even that's more likely in the States, but still... But anyway - result! Cos I dreamed about it. *g* Although I do think it's unfair that I never dream about B/D - I've had a handful of dreams where older MS has turned up for some reason, but only one with B/D briefly appearing... *sighs*

Anyway - I really just popped back cos I wanted to post a Pros-y picture, just cos... and cos I've been thinking about Runner - this one! *g*
There's just something about Doyle's body there, the slant of him under that t-shirt, especially next to Bodie's very solid stance...

Also, my bedtime zine-reading has most recently been my very favourite Voice-Over by [livejournal.com profile] elizabethoshea. I try not to read it too often, cos you don't want to wear out a favourite fic, but... it's still excellent. Hurt/comfort, partner worry, beautifully drawn sexual tension, a real background, and when you're not smiling at something, you're giggling out loud at something else... *g*
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More lovely lads... )

Also, my latest read has been Nell Howell's The White Cloth, in Roses and Lavender 3, and I'd forgotten how much I like that one! It's unusual too, because there's quite alot of Cowley, and although he's interesting enough, I don't usually want to read Cowley-heavy fic, because it's Bodie/Doyle I'm interested in - but it works really well here, because although we get some backstory for Cowley too, even when it's his pov we're mostly thinking about Bodie/Doyle. *g* There's also lots of lovely angst and bleakness and melancholy, partner-worry, hurt/comfort... and very nicely written too. *g*

Anyone else reading Pros fic?
byslantedlight: (Doyle Rack reading (ilywela13))
Ooh, I do like being on a roll with an author - here's another rather fab fic by Gil Hale, that I've only just read (though I thought I'd read it before cos I recognised the picture, and it's by Roven even though the story was apparently written in 2003, so I suspect I'm forgetting some recent history there... *g*

Anyway - A Pugnacious Angel takes the lads (and Murphy - always bloody Murphy...) away to the seaside on a case, except that it's Christmas time, so it's a cold, wet and blustery seaside, and they're squeezed into the last bed and breakfast on the block, far away from the bright lights of The Splendid and other such establishments. They're helping out MI5, but this isn't really the focus of the story - the focus is our Doyle, and things that have happened recently, and how Bodie is noticing... It's gorgeous - there's some h/c, lots of partner-worry, and a wee bit of Bodie's-past-come-back-to-haunt-him at the end, and I really really enjoyed it. And again - she just doesn't know that it's slash... *vbg*
byslantedlight: (Doyle Rack reading (ilywela13))
Ooh, I do like being on a roll with an author - here's another rather fab fic by Gil Hale, that I've only just read (though I thought I'd read it before cos I recognised the picture, and it's by Roven even though the story was apparently written in 2003, so I suspect I'm forgetting some recent history there... *g*

Anyway - A Pugnacious Angel takes the lads (and Murphy - always bloody Murphy...) away to the seaside on a case, except that it's Christmas time, so it's a cold, wet and blustery seaside, and they're squeezed into the last bed and breakfast on the block, far away from the bright lights of The Splendid and other such establishments. They're helping out MI5, but this isn't really the focus of the story - the focus is our Doyle, and things that have happened recently, and how Bodie is noticing... It's gorgeous - there's some h/c, lots of partner-worry, and a wee bit of Bodie's-past-come-back-to-haunt-him at the end, and I really really enjoyed it. And again - she just doesn't know that it's slash... *vbg*
byslantedlight: (Doyle Rack reading (ilywela13))
There are some authors I don't read very often cos they label themselves "gen", and while they might think that they are, sometimes such authors are writing Pros exactly the way I see the show, just not getting around to the actual sex bit. While I like the sex bits perfectly well (*g*) it's our lads' relationship that I like best of all, and I don't need to see the sex every time in order to know that it's a part of what's there... It works the other way around, too - I don't like fic that's just an excuse for writing sex, and doesn't show me anything about an actual B/D relationship. So...

So this lunchtime I read a couple of stories, and Gill Hale's While the Dust Settles, which is a quick wee read, was the first! It's the lads post-Stirring of Dust, when they've been bollocked all through by Cowley, where Doyle's been bashed and tied, and where Bodie deals with all that in the way Bodie does - by going home with Doyle. See the slash already? *g*
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(Pic from [livejournal.com profile] sunray45's Great ProsWatch post - see our poor, disconsolate lads wot need to cheer each other up? *g*)
byslantedlight: (Doyle Rack reading (ilywela13))
There are some authors I don't read very often cos they label themselves "gen", and while they might think that they are, sometimes such authors are writing Pros exactly the way I see the show, just not getting around to the actual sex bit. While I like the sex bits perfectly well (*g*) it's our lads' relationship that I like best of all, and I don't need to see the sex every time in order to know that it's a part of what's there... It works the other way around, too - I don't like fic that's just an excuse for writing sex, and doesn't show me anything about an actual B/D relationship. So...

So this lunchtime I read a couple of stories, and Gill Hale's While the Dust Settles, which is a quick wee read, was the first! It's the lads post-Stirring of Dust, when they've been bollocked all through by Cowley, where Doyle's been bashed and tied, and where Bodie deals with all that in the way Bodie does - by going home with Doyle. See the slash already? *g*
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(Pic from [livejournal.com profile] sunray45's Great ProsWatch post - see our poor, disconsolate lads wot need to cheer each other up? *g*)
byslantedlight: (Doyle Rack reading (ilywela13))
I know I've recced this before, elsewhere, but it came up while I was randoming at Circuit Archive over coffee, and I still like it alot... *g*

Daring the Sea by Bistokidsfan

I love that it's a story for grown-ups too - Bistokidsfan doesn't tell us anything, she shows us all the way, and although it doesn't get into complexities we know that everyone concerned is dealing with proper, grown-up situations and emotions and psyches...
byslantedlight: (Doyle Rack reading (ilywela13))
I know I've recced this before, elsewhere, but it came up while I was randoming at Circuit Archive over coffee, and I still like it alot... *g*

Daring the Sea by Bistokidsfan

I love that it's a story for grown-ups too - Bistokidsfan doesn't tell us anything, she shows us all the way, and although it doesn't get into complexities we know that everyone concerned is dealing with proper, grown-up situations and emotions and psyches...
byslantedlight: (Doyle Rack reading (ilywela13))
Sentinels by Castalia

Just because I haven't posted a rec, or even about Prosfic for ages (or at least that's how it feels, not counting over at Reading Room) - I was sorting out my google docs and found a list of older lads fic I'd collated for Palelyoitering.com (gosh, which really needs updating now that marking's over, doesn't it...) Anyway - I flicked down and clicked on Sentinels, and loved it all over again...

It's rather a comfort story, somehow without the hurt being too close, but it's more than that too, because it's an understanding story, one of my favourites where it's done so simply, without belabouring, and I love them both all the better for it...

*sighs happily for Castalia fic*
byslantedlight: (Doyle Rack reading (ilywela13))
Sentinels by Castalia

Just because I haven't posted a rec, or even about Prosfic for ages (or at least that's how it feels, not counting over at Reading Room) - I was sorting out my google docs and found a list of older lads fic I'd collated for Palelyoitering.com (gosh, which really needs updating now that marking's over, doesn't it...) Anyway - I flicked down and clicked on Sentinels, and loved it all over again...

It's rather a comfort story, somehow without the hurt being too close, but it's more than that too, because it's an understanding story, one of my favourites where it's done so simply, without belabouring, and I love them both all the better for it...

*sighs happily for Castalia fic*
byslantedlight: (BD When Love (enednoviel))
As I was writing my other post at work today, I had the most fab email, and it was from our Jojo, and she's actually written me a ficlet as a present, and it's the bestest wee ficlet, and it makes me very very happy, and I think it's the first ever ficlet I've ever been given, so that was just even more fab! *g*

And she's said I could post it here, so... Yeay! *vbg*

Bound in Leather
by Jojo

Bodie stretched his legs out and put them on the coffee table.

A small child holding a large yellow bag wandered in front of the widescreen TV. She looked at Bodie suspiciously. Then at the TV.

Bodie smiled. “Waiting for the cartoons,” he said.

“Out of there!” a parent snapped. The child’s arm was jerked and the bag crackled. The small and perfectly-formed living-room fell quiet. Bodie’s eyes strayed to the empty bookshelves and then back to the fake TV.

“Kramfors,” a voice said somewhere behind him.

Bodie smirked to himself. “Nah. You’ll only get three on here.”

A cuff. “It’s leather. You’ll like it.”

Bodie leaned his head right back. It was not a bad view, Doyle upside down with his reading glasses on the end of his nose. “You know,” he said. “I think you’ve said that to me once before.”

Doyle rounded the end of the sofa and sat down next to him. He threw the catalogue on to the coffee table and shifted closer.

“The buckles were a bloody nuisance.”

“Mmmm. You looked good though.”

“Felt pretty good too.” Doyle laid a hand on his knee. Squeezed it.

There was a pause.

“So,” Bodie said. “Kramfors.”

“Nah,” Doyle responded. “Only get three on there.”

-ends-

Just... how brilliantly perfect is that? *sighs happily* Doyle with reading glasses on the end of his nose. *sighs very happily* Bodie being accosted by suspicious children. *vbg indeed*

In other news - I might not take my lappie with me at all for the hol... We might go totally unplugged. Eeeeeeep! I shall print out my new fic and take it to cuddle!
byslantedlight: (BD When Love (enednoviel))
As I was writing my other post at work today, I had the most fab email, and it was from our Jojo, and she's actually written me a ficlet as a present, and it's the bestest wee ficlet, and it makes me very very happy, and I think it's the first ever ficlet I've ever been given, so that was just even more fab! *g*

And she's said I could post it here, so... Yeay! *vbg*

Bound in Leather
by Jojo

Bodie stretched his legs out and put them on the coffee table.

A small child holding a large yellow bag wandered in front of the widescreen TV. She looked at Bodie suspiciously. Then at the TV.

Bodie smiled. “Waiting for the cartoons,” he said.

“Out of there!” a parent snapped. The child’s arm was jerked and the bag crackled. The small and perfectly-formed living-room fell quiet. Bodie’s eyes strayed to the empty bookshelves and then back to the fake TV.

“Kramfors,” a voice said somewhere behind him.

Bodie smirked to himself. “Nah. You’ll only get three on here.”

A cuff. “It’s leather. You’ll like it.”

Bodie leaned his head right back. It was not a bad view, Doyle upside down with his reading glasses on the end of his nose. “You know,” he said. “I think you’ve said that to me once before.”

Doyle rounded the end of the sofa and sat down next to him. He threw the catalogue on to the coffee table and shifted closer.

“The buckles were a bloody nuisance.”

“Mmmm. You looked good though.”

“Felt pretty good too.” Doyle laid a hand on his knee. Squeezed it.

There was a pause.

“So,” Bodie said. “Kramfors.”

“Nah,” Doyle responded. “Only get three on there.”

-ends-

Just... how brilliantly perfect is that? *sighs happily* Doyle with reading glasses on the end of his nose. *sighs very happily* Bodie being accosted by suspicious children. *vbg indeed*

In other news - I might not take my lappie with me at all for the hol... We might go totally unplugged. Eeeeeeep! I shall print out my new fic and take it to cuddle!
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Have I mentioned lately how much I adore this story? Doesn't matter when I read it, it leaves me all warm and happy for the lads at the end... *is fuzzy*

It's found in lots of places, and all those other people have said fab things about it too, in case there's anyone out there who's not read it yet...

*sighs happily yet again*

*g*
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Have I mentioned lately how much I adore this story? Doesn't matter when I read it, it leaves me all warm and happy for the lads at the end... *is fuzzy*

It's found in lots of places, and all those other people have said fab things about it too, in case there's anyone out there who's not read it yet...

*sighs happily yet again*

*g*
byslantedlight: (young love (imbeiaiel))
New Prosfic at [livejournal.com profile] the_safehouse, and one of the best I've read recently too. It was lovely, and hot and fab and ace. And thoughtful and fresh. I quite liked it... *g*

Betty Knows Best by [livejournal.com profile] jojosimco.

Just - yes! Hurrah for gorgeous B/D in my flist! *vbg* (And happy International Women's Day everyone!)
byslantedlight: (young love (imbeiaiel))
New Prosfic at [livejournal.com profile] the_safehouse, and one of the best I've read recently too. It was lovely, and hot and fab and ace. And thoughtful and fresh. I quite liked it... *g*

Betty Knows Best by [livejournal.com profile] jojosimco.

Just - yes! Hurrah for gorgeous B/D in my flist! *vbg* (And happy International Women's Day everyone!)
byslantedlight: (Doyle Rack reading (ilywela13))
By all rights, I should really dislike this series, and I definitely winced more reading this time than I ever have done before, but... there's still something about it that grabs me... something to do with the poetry of the writing, perhaps, the lovely lyrical, slightly melancholic feel to it - this is writing that makes you feel every breath the characters take, deep in their hearts...

It's made up of four parts: Siren by Sebastian, Bound to the Mast by Sebastian, Going for the Shore Part I and Going for the Shore Part II, both by Sebastian, and then Freezing by Helen Raven.

Actually I'm intrigued to see that Hatstand lists GftS II as "unfinished", and it's certainly got that feel to the final sentence - and is perhaps why the final part is by Helen Raven instead - does anyone know the story behind this?

Anyway, I do rather love these stories... )
byslantedlight: (Doyle Rack reading (ilywela13))
By all rights, I should really dislike this series, and I definitely winced more reading this time than I ever have done before, but... there's still something about it that grabs me... something to do with the poetry of the writing, perhaps, the lovely lyrical, slightly melancholic feel to it - this is writing that makes you feel every breath the characters take, deep in their hearts...

It's made up of four parts: Siren by Sebastian, Bound to the Mast by Sebastian, Going for the Shore Part I and Going for the Shore Part II, both by Sebastian, and then Freezing by Helen Raven.

Actually I'm intrigued to see that Hatstand lists GftS II as "unfinished", and it's certainly got that feel to the final sentence - and is perhaps why the final part is by Helen Raven instead - does anyone know the story behind this?

Anyway, I do rather love these stories... )

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