Another opportunity for alienating my readership. Because there are several very talented people among this select group of people who have written fan fiction. Do I really want to single anyone out? There are at least five works of fan fiction I can think of off the top of my head which I consider truly great pieces of fan fiction. In quality, they are all on the same level and characterised by an intelligent, eloquent style of writing, stringent plot development, originality, the occasional soupçon of humour, character development in keeping with the canon, believable OCs and the individually appropriate amount of eroticism.
So, instead of limiting myself to just one best fan fic, I am offering you this list of suggested reading, including notes, a short synopsis and review. Warning: All of them are NSFW –
what point would there be to fan fiction, if it wasn’t… 😂 In chronological order of my discovery of these works:
Guy & Rebecca – The Adventure Continues – Guy of Gisborne/OC, cross-over
by Fedoralady whom I initially discovered through her fabulous slash fics. In fact, she was my first contact with any fan fiction in this fandom, and the reason I de-lurked. TAC is a continuation of a shorter piece that gives the back story. However, in this one, Rebecca is a time-travelling succubus who takes Guy onto her journey in the present. It’s hard to pick the best of Fedoralady’s fics – they are all great – but I have chosen this one because you will meet some other familiar characters in it – to great hilarious
and titillating effect.
In the Bleak Mid-Winter – John Standring/OC
by khandy. Set post-Sparkhouse, John rescues a young woman from a car crash. Forced into close proximity due to a blizzard, the two develop feelings for each other. An initiation story of sorts, this fic is particularly sensitive towards John, very romantic, yet a believable continuation of John’s story.
Keeping You Warm – Thorin Oakenshield/OC, cross-over
by hot-elf, who is a RL friend of mine who I entirely blame for getting me into fan fiction. In fact, I did not even know that fan fiction existed, before hot-elf told me.
The descent into the abyss promptly followed… In the author’s own words, this a “Crack AU where Thorin Oakenshield ends up in Thedas after the Battle of the Five Armies and finds new hope in Sigrun’s loving arms. Because let’s face it, there are just not enough women in Middle-earth…”. Set post-Hobbit with a Thorin who lives – in a Dragon Age-based AU. (I’m also taking credit for prompting this fic because I complained to hot-elf about the lack of Thorin smut – that was in 2013, though…)
Recovery – John Porter/OC
by obscura. Set after season 1 of Strike Back, a chance encounter brings Porter together with American professor Lindsey. Both equally struggling with events of their past, they enjoy a deep bond. Porter gets to prove himself as a hero again, when Lindsey has to be saved from a dangerous situation. This fic has everything the reader desires – an exciting plot that reaches beyond the sheets, a strong female character and some very enjoyable sexy times.
Manna from Heaven – Guy of Gisborne/OC, AU
by Zeesmuse. An often-mentioned favourite of mine, not least because I had the privilege of ‘gamma-ing” this fan fic. It takes place within Robin Hood season 3 as well as present-day, with Guy encountering a mysterious woman, sent from above. Literally. The two characters have to overcome more than just uncertainty. There is also the small matter of several centuries that separate them. Along the way, they enjoy a passionate relationship and the clash of modernity with the middle ages.
Special mention goes to chapter 9A of Sick of Shadows by Lettered, which the author labels “Victorian porn” with a wink. Thornton/Margaret, post-NS. I find that fic still very touching. – If you have enjoyed that, you might also like a series of chapters on the same theme, entitled Taking Her There With Me, by Redizded which is very similar.
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Now, this might give you some reading matter for the upcoming weekend. Enjoy and let me know what you think and what your favourite piece of fan fic is.
Note: Might have to slow down on my challenge posts over the next two weeks as I am expecting a visitor from tonight. Plus, I need to catch up with the comments, which have piled up during the last few days while I was resting the arm. The good news is that the pain has subsided somewhat since I have started using a mouse again. 🖱🐁 Hope it holds up.