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Trying to add in a handful of Transfic Mini Fest fics whenever I do a review post... XD

Iron Man

D-Seventeen-D-Zero by [personal profile] helens78 Rec+
1600 words. Explicit. Tony's testing out some new armor, but he's late getting home -- which means Pepper has every reason to experiment with some of his armor's more interesting systems.

Tony installs a dildo in the suit. Pepper finds out about it. Hijinks ensue. XD This is hilarious and hot.

Stargate: Atlantis

To Be True by [personal profile] helens78 Rec
2000 words. Explicit. Rodney and John have always made things work, even though John wanted kink and Rodney was only doing it to make John happy. But what if it isn't just to make John happy after all this time? That's a good thing, right?

This is a sequel to [personal profile] telesilla's Too Good (The YKIOK, IJNMK Remix), which is itself a remix of [personal profile] crysothemis's Too Good. I love that while Rodney's views are changing, things aren't just magically okay.

The Things You Can't Touch by [personal profile] reddwarfer Rec+
700 words. G. She hates being bitter, but can't seem to stop.

This was for my Rodney/Jennifer prompt of "missed opportunities/jealousy at a partner's early transition" and it's just the sort of thing I was hoping for. I especially love this bit:
"You could just use your--" Jennifer begins, but Rodney cuts her off by storming out of the infirmary. As much as she hates being called Rodney, she hates Meredith even more. Her sister's called her this for years, despite painfully worded admissions and outright begging. Meredith is the cruelest of jokes. It's a reminder of every painful moment of her childhood. Of people teasing her for her name as she desperately hated what she wasn't.

Midnight Heart by [personal profile] cesare Rec+
800 words. Unrated. Jennifer hangs in there after Rodney encounters an Ancient device that transitions Rodney from him to her. Jennifer supports her as she comes to terms with the sudden change, and reveals that she's always wanted to be Meredith, says to Jennifer, to her family, her friends, her colleagues, "This is me. I don't want to go back."

This was for the same prompt as the one above, only it put a completely different spin on it. I love how jealous Jennifer is of Meredith's magical transformation and I love Meredith's thoughtlessness.

Over, Begun by [personal profile] cesare Rec
800 words. Unrated. The love didn't surprise her; the pain did. Once she'd wanted to spend her life with Rodney. She was glad to know the truth about what happened between them, and she wanted to be a good friend to Meredith, but for now it still felt bittersweet.

This was for a different Rodney/Jennifer prompt on the fest, "it's not a bad break-up, but it's still a break-up". I love this look at Meredith and Jennifer after it's over.


Deep Breaths by [ profile] trollprincess Rec
21,800 words. Mature. Azazel offered Mary a choice, and she did what she had to do. She looked him in the eyes when he offered to bring her dead boyfriend back to life, and she told him no. Fifteen years later, she's divorced, a single mom, and living in the sort of quaint small town she used to dream about raising her family in. Enter a strange woman with a mute little girl, a woman who cracks through Mary's barely stable facade of a normal life. Featuring five tequila shots, four threatening angels, three fatherless children (maybe), two kickass women, and a platter of peanut butter brownies.

Wow, wow, wow. This is really amazing. I love the way things unfold and how things I thought were odd at first turn out to be odd for a reason. It's really well written and really well thought out. Spoileryish )

Supernatural RPF

I Wrote This Novel Just for You by [personal profile] secretlytodream
19,000 words. NC-17. Funny, they could be a perfect couple if one of them wasn’t a psycho serial killer and the other his biggest fan.

Wow, this was bad. I'm not bothering with spoiler cuts, because this is not a fic I would recommend to anyone and so I really don't care if I spoil it for you.

I thought, from the summary, that it would be a good kind of creepy, but instead it was a badly-written misogynistic mess. D: The author is clearly not a native speaker of English and I wish she'd had a better beta. The prose is clunky and just off in places. But the story itself is just not that great, either. This is the story of a guy who falls for a serial killer, yet we're never shown why. We're told that he does, and we're shown what happens when he does, but it relies on shippyness to explain why Jensen should fall for Jared. He does because they're meant to be, duh. And while I might be willing to accept that in a non-serial-killer AU, I really need a little something more here. Also the whole thing with Jensen's book was so vague it felt like the author had no idea what was going on. You don't need to know everything about your story, but make the audience believe you do.

But really, what pushed this from eh to ew is the misogyny. I didn't think, when I clicked, that serial killer!Jared would be one of those serial killers. You know, the kind who only kill (thin, pretty, white, blonde, able-bodied, young) women. Right away that puts a whole icky spin on this. And Daneel is a character in this (for those not in the know, this is Jensen's RL girlfriend/wife (I don't know if she was his wife at the time, but I believe they are married now)). Oh, I had a bad feeling. She's not Jensen's girlfriend in the fic, just a friend, but I still had a bad feeling. And sure enough, I was right to. In fact, it was even worse that I thought. I thought Jared would kill her. Instead, he kidnaps her and tells Jensen that Jensen has to choose: him or Daneel. And he can't just say he chooses Jared. No, he has to kill Daneel for him. And yeah, he's torn up about it. And at the end of the story he decides he can't stay with Jared after all. But that doesn't actually do anything to lessen the sliminess I feel for having read that.

I love dark fic. I love creepiness. This was the wrong kind of creepy.

Other RPF (Jude Law/Ewan McGregor)

No Faint-Hearted Damsel by [personal profile] helens78 Rec+
1100 words. Explicit. Head-to-foot, Jude is Ewan's girl. An evening that starts with a corset and ends in pleasant, sweaty fun for both of them.

It's Jude/Ewan! Transfic! With bonus D/s!


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