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Because I'm pretty limited in how much time I can give to it, fanfic-wise, I'm only really reading the Adam Lambert_Tommy Joe Ratliff pairing from GlamNation.

      

which I read about a week ago now, simply will NOT leave me alone. I keep going over it and over it in my mind, such amazing images, concepts, atmosphere described within its 21,000 words can catch me off-guard in any quiet moments, she tells a good story .

And an unusual one, in this case. Very unusual, kind of primal, kind of animalistic, but with no tidy ending. In this case, it really is as much about the journey as the destination.

In the author's words:'
The incredibly life-like figment of Adam's imagination drops belly-down, claws outstretched, eyes flickering left then right then left again. Thin crooked ears like antennae swivel forward in a question.
'

This comes at the very beginning of blue_soaring's story the rest of which is Adam's journey as he tries to come to terms with what or who this figment of his imagination is. There are no easy answers, nothing is hurried or quickly explained and on some personal level, it haunts me. Knowledge about Adam/ Tommy or GlamNation is not required, this is very AU and so, if your in the mood for something different and well written, check out this story.

Also, the amazing quinn222 made the story banner,
which I find both evocatively & beautifully done
and
if you click on it, it gets bigger.
 
Posted without anyone's permission :)

Comments

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princess2000204
May. 17th, 2011 11:49 pm (UTC)
I personally love and adore anything blue_soaring writes. Now I must try a new fandom...possibly hate you for introducing me to even more wonderfully hot guys.
gaeln
May. 18th, 2011 06:25 pm (UTC)
I haven't read her stories in any other fandom so, hate me if you must but you'll enjoy this story, I know. Most of her stuff, at least in GlamNation, is shorter, maybe 5,000 or less. This is the longest I've read to date. Another writer I enjoy is rivers_bend. Her and blue_soaring seem to have a mutual admiration society going on, so cute. And it's an easy fandom to get into, noting like QAF. Let me know what you think, if you do read it, 'k?
princess2000204
May. 18th, 2011 06:29 pm (UTC)
I've read a lot of blue_soaring's fics in the Gundam Wing fandom and a few in the Supernatural fandom. The story is in my que to be read.
gaeln
May. 18th, 2011 06:40 pm (UTC)
:D
tv_fan_2008
May. 18th, 2011 10:28 am (UTC)
I am reading this right now actually :)
gaeln
May. 18th, 2011 06:11 pm (UTC)
And what are your thoughts?
tv_fan_2008
May. 19th, 2011 11:32 am (UTC)
I was totally blown away by this story. So beautiful and epic with some of the hottest sex scenes I have ever read that weren't actual sex haha ;) I have to admit that when you made the statement above about the story being more about the journey then the destination, I started freaking out that either Adam or Tommy would die or Tommy would fade into nothingness, never to be seen again so I quickly rushed off to finish. I was quite relieved to see that was not the case LOL Even though the ending was abrupt, I really like how she ended it. I would of course love for this story to be continued in some way so we can see how they deal with Tommy being human and how it affects their relationship, etc. I think there is definitely a lot more story that can be told here so I really hope blue_soaring does continue it some day :)
gaeln
May. 19th, 2011 06:32 pm (UTC)
So you know and should I ever rec again, if a story is deathfic, I warn because I know that many people can't handle that. What I meant, I think, is that Tommy is other for the vast majority of the time and it isn't explained how or why he became that way, why his attachment is to Adam and not someone else blah blah blah. A solid destination to me would mean answers, none are, nor maybe should be, forthcoming. It's fantasy, it's AU so the how and the whys don't matter. And yeah, I think it would be cool if she followed up but I don't imagine she will.
tv_fan_2008
May. 20th, 2011 11:46 pm (UTC)
When I have come across a fic that I want to read because I like the story, or I like the author or it was recommended by someone, I don't think I have ever shyed away from them because they had a character death warning. Sometimes I love a good angsty story that makes me cry. Having said that, there a stories that didn't have a warning or I didn't read the warning about it having character death and I feel that if I had known that was coming, it would have seriously taken away from my enjoyment of the story as a whole. So I can never decide whether I prefer to see the warnings or not. I think with this one, I was pretty invested in seeing them find a way to make Tommy a little more human once Adam started thinking about that in the story so that is why I panicked haha :)

I get what you mean though and I think it would have been nice to have the answers to those questions but as you said, since it is fantasy, some stuff just doesn't get explained. And I think since Adam and Tommy did not understand what is going on, we would never know either and are just along for the ride :)

She said in a few comments that she would like to do some timestamps and that she doesn't feel like she is done with this verse. Even then that is no guarentee but it is still promising :)
gaeln
May. 21st, 2011 04:28 am (UTC)
'...that she doesn't feel like she is done with this verse.'
Ooooh, cool, I'll keep my eyes open.

As for deathfic, I think I do want to know because I need to prepare myself a little but I like angst, very much, so the warning will never deter me. Still, in the only deathfic I wrote for QAF, I warned and even those who usually read my stuff, chose not to for the most part. Bleh.



tv_fan_2008
May. 21st, 2011 09:53 pm (UTC)
Oooooh, I didn't know you had written QaF fic, I will have to go and read some one day :)
flashfly
May. 23rd, 2011 03:21 am (UTC)
A good fic is thing a joy. I am happy for you.
gaeln
May. 23rd, 2011 07:54 pm (UTC)
It's been nearly three weeks and it's still haunting me. I must reread!!!
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