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Updated and Revamped fic list Sept 09 
13th-Sep-2006 04:34 pm
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Update September 2009 - Hey I everyone... I know it's been forever and many of you are wondering when the new site make over will be done. I'm not exactly sure yet, but I will find out what I can. Matt is the only computer genius here, so he is doing it all solo. I will find out what I can. Here's a revamped rec list to help tide you over with some Nick/Greg goodness I have found throughout the years. I added some new favorites I have recently discovered and added new parts to favorite series.. I'm always looking for new stories to add to my list, so feel free to add, and I have a ton more on my computer, some which are no longer posted, so if you're looking for one, let me know.... I or Matt will post with an update soon. Thank you for your patience, and I hope it will be worth the wait.

Oct 2006 - Long long ago, in a different place and time, OK so it was over at TalkCSI, when I had the nickname "The Librarian" because for some reason I had an uncanny way to remember stories, summaries, authors, titles, fic in general. Any of you remember those days before websites and videos and all the other stuff? I first posted this list back in March.

So yesterday, it_glitters asked me if I had any recs to share, and I'm like, Hell, I have a whole post of them. So, I took them out, dusted them off, and added some more. These are a list of my favorite stories over the past couple of years, and in my opinion, some of the best stories in the N/G fandom. Great writing is a treat and not always easy to find, but these authors have brought it to us, and I just wanted to thank them for sharing their work, and to let others know about it. Some of these writers have been around since before I ever heard of Nick and Greg, and others new in the past few months, but all have written some wonderful works that I love.

Here are my some of my personal favorites and hightly recommend any of these stories for a wonderful read

By geekwriter143, if only I could fit them all here
One Good Man as most of you know is probably by far my favorite Nick/Greg ever, has everything you could possible want, humor, angst, casefile, more angst, and oh yeah, great smut, my favorite Nick/Greg fic ever, and still is!
Woobie just because it's so damn cute and so Nick
The Vest Fic Because you have to read it NOW, go run!!!
Rose Tint my World dressing up and bathroom sex.
Absolutely Zero but it's angsty, in every sense on the word, but I just love it, it's hurts it so good, but it really should't be missed because the writing is just outstanding. It is a WIP
Not Even Poets You wanna know why we call it the Fort? Well than read on, another WIP
Curtain and All Greg really does try.
Such Great Heights, which most of you probably won't recognize, what would happen if Greg's two biggest dreams came true, what is he was dating Nick and Sara at the same time? Not a threesome fic, but hot as hell, trust me.
Pixie Greg meets and member of the Stokes family.
Autre Ne Vueil "What the hell is a fuck buddy?"
Greg Sanders Explains it All God how did I forget this one!
Perferred Mode of Seduction How does Greg seduce the right person.

All of these are by serenity151979
Tease Hot phone sex, need I really say more
Tight I so loved this little three parter
Jackpot just because she wrote this for me.
Missing Out Great Series, Greg shows Nick what he's missing.
Come What May Greg, silly silly Greg.
Because I Want you OK, first in gets to whack Nick over the head
**"The Everlasting" Sequel to Because I Want You
Hypothetically Nick and Greg meet at the movies, going to see "Brokeback Mountain"
Not Alone this Time Nick and Greg get stuck in an elevator, Nick has a flashback about being underground, post GD Fic.
Dressing Up Halloween party, Spike and Angel, all I'm saying

Here are the wonderful fics by flipflopadd1ct aka. stripforensics
Confessions of Bobo I so adore this fic, and let me just say, it's from a different POV to say the least, but a great story. My favorite by Jeff.
Drops of White Artistic fun starts a playful afternoon
Secret Ingrdient What Makes Greg's cookies so delicious
Taking the Plunge Part 1Part 2 Part 3 Nick's a lifeguard who catches Greg's eye AU
Play Nick leaves a message on Greg's answering machine..
Homework Help High school AU Nick needs a lesson
It Started with a Kiss Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Greg's finds himself at Nick's a after a few too many

These are by quettaser She writes the best descriptive stories.
The Back Massage Her first fic and what a way to start
Waiting Unofficial sequel to Back Massage
Post-It Notes Series cute, hilarious and smoking hot
Natural Busted in the act.
The Sweetest Thing just a happy Nick/Greg domestic fic
Professional Attire" Greg does some shopping for his new position as a CSI
But I don't mean to Gossip Probaby the funniest plot line for a story ever
A Handful of Sand Just basic hot boy smut

realm_of_red wrote the following and posted them at What Makes the Desert Beautiful
Pocket Full of Kryptonite 1st of three stories, Nick's POV
Man Of Steel oh yeah, and the follow up Nick's POV
Blown Away the next morning, Greg's POV

Here are my personal favorites from catlover2x
Baby Steps a Post GD Ep
Rear Window because it's way too damn funny, he's straight, honest
Stuff That Dreams are Made Of She wrote it for me, how could I not.
Masquerade Series" written with fred_bear which is a series where are boys put themselves into interesting sexual situations, hey, but it's all for fun.
"Greg Sanders, Private Dick Case #1" and "Case #2" "Case #3 and Case #4 Case #5
Case #6
Case #7 Another wonderful AU taking place in the 1940's about a dead dame who was a dancer, a gentleman's club, a piano player who Red Rose the dancer loved, and run by the local big whig name Mr. Big. I so love this series, and I'm not one for the different time and place AU's, but this is Nick and Greg in there true selves like we've never seen them. Greg the confident and cocky Private Dick, who finds out he has a heart and Mr. Big aka Nickalos Stokes, who cannot seem to resist the temptation that is Greg. This is a fun fic that shouldn't be missed, remember the Greg voice from "Rashomama", oh yeah.

Also by fred_bear
What do I Win" Greg thinks he's won the jackpot, but maybe something a little better that that
Blind Need Just smut, but what good smut it is...
Closer to Perfect More shameless smut, but it has "Closer in it, and it came out about the same time as my video.

This is by Cathy over at Wonderful World of Make Believe
Life's a Dance Part 1 "What Greg Doesn't Know"
Life's a Dance Part 2 "Learning by Doing"
Life's a Dance Part 3 "Squealer" Part 3 has four parts
Life's a Dance Part 4 "The Education of Nick Stokes" also has four parts

These are by Clockstopper and located at What Makes the Desert Beautiful
Nick Stokes, Lab Rat Extraordinaire I can't say enough great things about this fic, I loved it from beginning to end. Totally great idea for an AU fic.
Gay World Sara's one damn lucky woman
Slow Motion Sequel to Gay World
Discussions of Midlife Nick's having a midlife crisis, kink of.
One Thousand Six Hundred and Forty-Three Miles From Texas another great one from clockstopper It's a WIP but she always finishes them. What if Nick would have moved to San Fransico instead of Vegas. Love it so far.

0creativity He slices, he dices, he runs the best N/G site out there, and he writes so good, my very own personal WebGod Matt Falling Away With You There are nine parts and all can be found there.
You Can Only Watch All I'm gonna say is hotel rooms and webcams!
This Moment, Now I love this story, so touching and heart warming.
til Time and Times are Done So beautifully written, my personal favorite by Matt

From the fantabulous saebuffyboy
Only an Ocean Away Nick has some things to think about, and then some making up to do.

By the awesomeness that is just1tearforme
Nerd Gone Wild And I know many of you won't want to read it, it's angsty as hell, it hurts, it rips through you, and yes, Greg is a drug addict, but trust me, the writing is so believable and wonderful, it's worth every sentence.

This jem is by robinyj69 at "WMTDB" and Goody over at FF.net
Painful Journey's This is a friendship piece, yes friendship, no smut, no kisses, but I just love this story, and it is one of the best Nick/Greg stories I have ever read, deep friendship, casefile, adventure, angst, and the characterizations are wonderful, post-ep for "Stalker"
Thoughtless Consequences "You infected me with mildew?"
Moving In, Moving On AHA, we finally got her to the slashy side. WIP, but still not to be missed

By Girlnoth over at "What Makes the Desert Beautiful"
The Apology Nick wants to apologize, but Greg isn't making it easy
"The Intricacies of Grief" Very angsty story of Nick dealing with the death of his father, WIP, I thought it was going to be put out to pasture, but she recently wrote Part 6 and I was so thrilled to see her continuing with this wonderful story
"Two Way Tie That hideous tie has finally been been put to good use.
"Sparkles" a short little fic and leaves Nick speechless.

cinderlily wrote this adorable baby fic (see a trend here) that will bring tears to your eyes by
Baby Greg never once considered having kids.......

anmani wrote this earlier this year, and it's just wonderful
Sno Two CSI's, a conference, a lot of snow....
Is it Worth It Nick recovers after the events of GD with a little help from someone special entering his life
MSN Greg and Sara have a little on line chat

This one is by violet_eyes at "What Makes the Desert Beautiful"
Rainy Night in Vegas Nick's all alone, what to do?
Union Does contain non-con sex. H/C but a wonderfully written story

This fic is by kennedy_unknown and found over at "WMTDB"
Into the Fire Can't our boys ever catch a break. A great relationship fic were the boys come together to get themselves out of the trouble and there struggle to live.
Return of the Crazy Hair Just because it's so Greg
Don't Fence Me In I've been waiting to read this for weeks, by kennedy_unknown. A follow up to "Return of the Crazy Old Hair"
First Time for Everything One thing Greg's afraid of...

NicksAngel wrote wonderful stories over at "WMTDB" as well
As Angels Fall Down Nick says the wrong thing on the wrong night, will he ever forgive himself if Greg doesn't ever know?
The Longest Journey A casefile that changes everyone's lives.
I've been Losing You Oh God, why do I love the angst. But I do.....
A Familiar Stranger Another fabulous story by NicksAngel. I'm only in the middle of it, but I know it will be hear when I'm done.

Rpgirl from at WMTDB
High School Blues For some reason, I just love fics about the boys back in high school. Nick is the school jock and Greg's the biker bad ass, can two worlds collide?
Future Promises A year later, are the boys still together?
How to Catch a Cowboy for Dummies Just a fun little fic.

it_glitters wrote this one, yes I finally started to get to my list
Ricochet was wonderful, once I started reading I couldn't stop, all 27 chapters. I'm sure I'll be adding to this list as I read them.
Kink this one is by it_glitters and Dreama, I forget your LJ name, so please staple it to my forehead.
Some Domestic War Part 1 of the "Accidental Music" Series
You're Just One More Hand Me Down" Part 2. Come on, the name alone makes it look so temping.
Strange Relationship Part 3. Very angsty three piece series about the boys trying to rebuild a broken relationship

This wonderful author was rec'd to me, she has written for other fandoms, but this was her first foray in Nick/Greg and certainly hope first of many by rurounihime
"Twenty-one Breaths" This was rec'd to me by anmani and was I blown away. This is one of the best N/G stories I've read in a long time, and a first time venture for this pairing, believe me, must read. Excellent Nicky angst and charaterization, don't pass this one up.
"Vital Sounds" Post-Ep for Fannsmacking, characterizations of Nick and Greg are so spot on it's scary, and so so wonderful again, a truly gifted writer in our fandom.
"Sea of Vegas" Our first NC17 fic from rurounihime, and wow, it's not just smutty, but powerful and the way she captures Nick is perfection.

chemfishee wrote a three part series that I am completely addicted to, the first one is
Things I Learned Today, followed up by
Things I Wish I Didn't Know, and now it's multi-chapter sequel
Things We Never Expected which weaves a wonderful story about heartache, and loss, and longing into GD, and I so cannot wait for more.
Thought I Saw You In Vegas (Old Habits Die Hard) Absolute perfection in character writing, for the whole team. This is a gem not to be missed. Bittersweet but beautiful.
The Seduction of Neon

Absolutely love these from WMTDB
First Down Football, beer, and fist kisses
On Flirting and Champange Post ep for WSSH, a great first time drunk fic, and what happens when you just can't make it home in time, great PWP

This is from Jesika over at "WMTDB"
Ride Em Cowboy Two parter, and who's the man in that pic?

Love these fics by saras_girl, I just finished rereading them actually...
Wet A great little PWP about... you know
Dry A sort of complement to Wet, and just as delicious...
Because, a four tissue fic, at least, one for each page... A beautifully simple fic about what he loved most
After You Were Mine It's my fave, so of course it's horribly angsty, some things never change....
Nine Love Songs
A Certain Sunset I love this fic.. yes the idea has been done before, but not as well as this one.

Really anything by her is excellent, check them out HERE

And if you care to look, my little corner of fic Shacky20's Fic

Just love this one

Caught, but who cares, such a sweet picture

Yes, you do share the hair

And I'm sure there's more, but these are my stand out favorites, and now I can edit this list at will. I know it probably isn't a lot differnet from the list I gave most of you at Talk CSI, but I tried to be a specific as I could, and and hour and a half later, here it is.
I hope you all enjoy.
13th-Sep-2006 11:23 pm (UTC)

I've probably read most of these, but it's nice to have them all in a list.

Aww Greg/Nick. I can't wait till CSI s7!
13th-Sep-2006 11:35 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I used to post and send some out, so I thought, "well this is stupid" for I finally just posted my recs, and that way I can update when needed, and it's handy when I need something quick.

And Season 7, only eight more days. AAAHHHHHH!!!
13th-Sep-2006 11:30 pm (UTC)
Wow! *adds to memories* Thanks! I trust your taste since the first on the list is also my fave!!!
13th-Sep-2006 11:36 pm (UTC)
Ah, thanks, I hope you aren't dissappointed. I will hopefully remember to update more often, as I get to read. It's been a busy summer, so hopefully I'll get to those others soon.
14th-Sep-2006 12:07 am (UTC)
Oh some of my fics are on here. That makes me feel very special!
14th-Sep-2006 12:26 am (UTC)
Well, it's because your fics rock, and you know how much I loved Lab Rat....
14th-Sep-2006 05:09 pm (UTC)
yay, this is great. i love finding huge batches of goodies all in one place!!! thanks for doing this!
14th-Sep-2006 06:55 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. I feel odd thinking that there are just "my favorites" and why would anyone really care what I think, but these are just some of the best ones out there I think, and hope you all like them too. And do you mind terribly if a massage your icon for a while????
15th-Sep-2006 12:42 pm (UTC) - sure thing
you want to massage my icon? well sure. that neck, those shoulders... *sigh*

i called this one "rhapsody in blue". can't remember who i snagged it from - ??

15th-Sep-2006 01:26 pm (UTC) - Re: sure thing
It's just , so damn hot, nothing flashy, just that look, you know, and as you can see, I like the bluer/darker icons.
15th-Sep-2006 04:17 pm (UTC) - Re: sure thing
greg just looks so damn beautiful in this shot.


15th-Sep-2006 10:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks for letting me link to this! It's a great list.

And *blush* ... my crazy little angst series =D I hope it lives up to expectations.
16th-Sep-2006 12:58 am (UTC)
I am like an original angst whore, really, the angstier, the more heart ache, fighting, knock down drag out's, the better, but of course if they follow it up by hot make up sex, and a happy ending. So, of course the title alone makes me want to read it now!!!!! "Just one more hand me down", the title alone deserves kudo's, I'm trying to get through this Buffy/Angel epic, and I'm like five chapters into "Don't Fence me In" which is fabulous also, I love great family fic, then I'm getting a box of kleenex and not stoppig until all three are down. I so cannot wait to read it. I really try to read as much as I can, but with all the RL shit this summer, so I fully intend to start catching up. And also "Keeping You" and it's sequel, I saw that.

I don't know if you've read any of my fics, but I truly love to write angst, I mean angst angst, I think my fave is "laying in the bed i made" (don't mind the lack of capitals, with this wrist splint, stretching to the shift key just isnt' worth the effort.....
16th-Sep-2006 01:38 am (UTC)
Well yeah... if you want break ups and make ups just to have it all happen again... Then the Music Series is for you... =D

I am really behind on my reading as well. I do read you ("A Different Kind of Pain" is on my favorites list) --- Just in the past I was painfully random and bad about reviewing. And "Hungry" I love that one. I know I read "Laying in the Bed I made" but for some reason it's not ringing any bells... Must re-read it then. I'm in the mood for some angst.

I think it's so cool that everyone has their own favorite story (or their own... that made sense, right?)
16th-Sep-2006 02:13 am (UTC)
Made perfect sense to me. Yeah, I seem to only write angst or smut, or a combination of the two. I must admit, I did cheat and read the last chapter of Part 3, so yeah, and I also saw the follow up to Keeping you, but so gonna read it still. "Laying in teh Bed I Made" is a four parter, another of my post GD, definitely my angstiest by far, but I really poured my heart out in that one, and is my best one I think, but "Take What you Will" and "A Different Kind of Pain" are also pretty angsty, oh and "One Year Ago", Hungry Series, that one though is probably my most popular. I went back and read the first one yesterday, I need to go back and re edit them. But if you are in the mood for angst, ignore the girl behind the curtain pimping her fic, "Laying in the Bed I Made" works good, or "Differnet Kind of Pain" but you need to watch the video first, don't ask, yes the story is a sequel to a video, but it worked, ok, done talking now, shutting up.

Have you read CC's "All the Way to Paris", that is just fabuous, and "Painful Journey's" by Robyn62 at WMTDB, or Goody at ff.net, is just beyond words. Ironic thing, it's a friendship story, that's it, but could definitely be a pre-slash story (espcially now that I've actually pestered her into writing a slash story), but that was the first Nick/Greg fic to make my cry like a baby, so so goo.
16th-Sep-2006 02:35 am (UTC)
I totally love when people really love their work. I'm the same way. I think I just realized something totally bizarre - my two fav stories (of mine) were written at the same time (Strange Relationship and Ricochet). -- It's not to say I didn't love the other ones, or that they didn't rip me apart (Keep You and Still Love Me nearly killed me) LOL

I'm totally going to have to go back and read all of your stories - I've been looking for some good fics to get me back in the mood. (I've been reading a lot of fic for my site, but lately, there hasn't been a lot of great angst - but I am behind, so I might have just missed it).

And I've read "Painful Journeys" and loved it - someone rec'd it to me while I was writing "Ricochet". As for the other two, I have not - but I need to know. I love the slash, but friendship is always pleasing as well.
16th-Sep-2006 02:52 am (UTC)
You haven't read "All the Way to Paris"!! That is the best post PWF fiv, I so loved it, and I haven't read it in a while, also Caroline's "Sweet Cool Water" is very very angsty. More Nick angst, but just fabulous. They are both nice and long too. Mine aren't. I always feel odd saying "My fic is good" cause it may not be, but my angst stories really come from my heart. Especaially "LITBIM", I went through a bout of major depression last year, and somehow, that story was very cathartic. Take what you will, and "A Different Kind of Pain" were just me and plain old agnst, I noticed I write better when I write angst, the heavy kind. I don't write often, and maybe that doesn't keep me popular or "with the crowd" whatever, but every fic has come from my heart. I feel it first, hear it in my head, if I don't feel it, I can't write it, sounds forced ya know? Now I have to add "Ricochet" you know, my list is getting way long. I should have my B/A fic finished soon, and them bring on the angst!!!!! And the kleenex. Now I have six of yours on my list, but I will so have to start with the Music Series, seriously, the title "Just one more hand me down" alone is just cry worthy.
16th-Sep-2006 03:12 am (UTC)
I think that was what was happening for me between the start of the music series through Keep You - the whole cathartic thing. I just started banging out stories during that time - and it's true for me too - that was at a time I was feeling the worst. I've hit a slump though recently (I've really just been writing PWP porn... although I've got a few things started, but the musi don't play nice).

Writing is so good for getting out what I like to call "the ickies". Meh to whatever crowd. LOL.

And dang, if you've already got a long list... Ricochet is 27 chapters (they're relatively shortish chapters... LOL).

I'm so excited about a new story pile, woohoo.

And the whole music series I think has some great titles... because they're not mine :o - LOL.
16th-Sep-2006 03:27 am (UTC)
I'm really really anxious to start it, good thing I've learned to read fast. For the next two days I don't have to run kiddies back and forth to school, or soccer, so I can just read.

I went through a phase when I wasn't reading a lot of N/G because I didn't feel that missing thing you know, but I really think it's coming back. I really just can't write if I don't feel it, you know. So, what's "Ricochet" about? Even more angst? PWP has it's place, trust me. It's so much fun to just let go and write sometimes. I remember I hadn't written in months, and last month, when I came back from the horrible week of my uncle's funeral and the ten hour trip, and when I got back, it was so sad and miserable, and Tre had left with the kids to see his parents, so I had two days to myself (a miracle in it's own) so I wrote just a super fun PWP, and just let it go, and I let myself laugh with it, and it felt so good, I'm finding that again. I wrote a short little one Monday, and it hit me driving around Saturday, it's like the reasons to write, the intensity is hitting me again, now I just need to learn to write a big long story with a juicy angsty smutty plot, for lots of fights, Oh, so need to start yours....
16th-Sep-2006 03:47 am (UTC)
YAY! Reading. I'm temporarily unemployed, so I've been catching up as well.

I think we all had a little fandom burnout...

And yeah, PWP - sometimes, you just need it to make you smile. I find that that helps me as well. And I love when ideas hit in the car - Sarah and I were having a discussion about that the other day, and how we both need to get little recorders for our ideas. I've actually called into LJ and made private posts to myself just so I wouldn't forget.

Ricochet is very angsty. It's post GD and set with Daddy's Little Girl. Kelly Gordon returns and sets up a kidnapping of Greg when she realizes that he and Nick have a thing for each other. And Greg is "attacked" (non graphic) --- so it's about recovery, really. And love, of course. It's angsty and if I do say so myself, it has a great Mama Stokes. =D
16th-Sep-2006 04:01 am (UTC)
OH yeah, definitley adding that one also, I love post GD fics. I wrote a short little angsty Greg one called "You Saved Me", from Greg's POV. I thought he's have a harder time dealing than we thought, kind of like Differentl King of Pain. And that is so hilarious, cause Saturday as I'm sitting in the Party City parking lot after buying all that party stuff for Jacob, writing down lines that came to me in William's soccer folder, does that make me a bad mom? I'm gonna have so much to read, at least I don't print off as much as I used to since I got the laptop earlier this year, God I'd be printing for a whole day before I ever got to read a thing. I'm even reading angsty B/A right now, but all B/A is angsty I think.

To me, I even like my PWP's to have some kind of plot to them. A reason, a feeling, the emotions, even just a quick fuck, there are such raw emotions behind them, and real great PWP's bring that out. Caroline had a great way to do that. I love fic when family members get involved, the way you can shape them, and make them something besides their usual stereotypical roles most people write for them. Now, what to read first????
16th-Sep-2006 04:11 am (UTC)
Meh, it doesn't make you a bad mom. It makes you a creative mom =D

And I've just gotten into watching Buffy (I just finished season 3 today --- the other thing I am doing with my unemployment) - and yeah B/A is just total tragedy.

And I think that my favorite PWP are some of my recent ones. I have one where Nick has a secret kink for wanting to severely tie Greg up - but it goes beyond the sex into how much they really understand each other. And then a cuddle one that's just... Cuddley.

So many fics... So little time. =D
16th-Sep-2006 04:24 am (UTC)
Ok, replying here, but I'm startign a new reply too narrow
16th-Sep-2006 04:36 am (UTC)
Hey it_glitters, had to start a new thingy, OH OH, you just finished season 3, OMG. I got into Buffy last fall, and I've like been obsessed ever since. If you are a total B/A shipper like I am, you have got to watch Angel Season 1 "I Will Remember You" God I still can't watch it without bawling. If you ever get into Buffy/Angel fic, I have some if the best links. The one I'm reading right now takes places, during season 5 Buffy/Season 2 Angel, drifts into AU, Buffy gets turned, and it's just really really good, and angsty, and smutty, and all soul having/not soul having. But if you love B/A, Ducks is the best, and Indie, and Gia, and Tango, and talk about epics.

OK, back to N/G. For me, I like PWP's that have a dominant Greg, not as in DOM, but Greg takes charge, like my latest "Punish the Wicked" Post Rashomama, and even Hungry. When I first entered the fandom, there were hardly any Nick bottom stories, so I was like, maybe I'll write one. I had never written before, never thought about it. The only fandom I had even been in before was X-Files, just as an avid (ok obsessed) reader. I had 78 binders full of X-Fic at one time, and still have a lot. But I love reading Greg in charge fics. But sometimes, I see a darker side, like "Take what you Will" I wanted something raw, simple, no feeling, and it was totally Nick. It was fun. I like PWP's to have a little plot, usually post ep, missing scene. PWP definitely have a place, just something to let go for a few minutes and enjoy the love.

I've seen the recent PWP series you've been writing, and that is definitely on my too read list, but angst just owns me. I swear, I'm gonna have to make a list to start checking things off I need to read, I've marked them all under my favorites so I could at least keeep track of them. So is "Kink" or "Dirty Mango" series better, in your opinion.???
16th-Sep-2006 05:27 am (UTC)
OK --- so is the deal with B/A -- Is that Angel series starts with Buffy season 4 (as in, I know Angel vamooses at in the season finale of season 3, so then does the Angel series start.) And yes - I will be reading B/A fics I believe, as soon as I get caught up with my N/G reading (and watch more of BtVS and Angel).

I love Nick as the bottom, and actually that's the way I've been writing it since "Keep You" (it technically goes back and forth, but right now I'm heavy on the Nick bottoms). I know that Sarah said when the fandom started there weren't any Nick bottom stories, and I noticed even when I started reading a bit over a year ago, there were very few still.

So Kink v. Dirty Mango... That's a hard one for me because I love Kink since I wrote it with mangojunkie... And then I love Dirty Mango because it's all just smutty one shots with some heart.

So I guess I'll just give you a run down of each to let you know what's going on. "Kink" is based off of a bad porn - so Greg kidnaps Nick and brings him into a world of sex toys and some deviance because Nick is with a cheater and Greg is in love with Nick. It's all about the kinky ways that Greg uses to win Nick over. Mostly extended PWP with a hint of angst and a good deal of emotional conflict.

Dirty Mango started as a series of just smut - but then got added to my smut_69 challenge, so it ranges from general PWP - and all of them (with the exception of one 2 part n/g and one 4 part greg/warrick) can be read indiviually and don't need to be read with anything else.

So... I can't really say which one is better since they are both so different... LOL.
16th-Sep-2006 02:10 pm (UTC) - nt
First off, yes, Angel the series starts with Buffy season 4, and starts from there. Most fic I've read deal with after the separation. You haven't seen angst until you've read Angel, that man redefines angst, but so so well. He's just, well, just yummm. I have tons of B/A fic, and a lot are several hundred pages. One of my favorites is "Secrets and Lies" by an author named Gia, I love all of her stuff, takes place after season 7 of Buffy and 4 of Angel. Angel is painful to watch, because Cordy is there. I mean I like her well enough, but they try to hook those two up and it just totally squigged me out. She's great in the show, but her Sunnydale self shines through quite a bit. And halfway during season 1 of Angel, the Rogue Demon Hunter Wesley Wyndam-Pryce, and he's still kind of his old self, but My God, by the time season 4 runs around, you won't recognize him, he's ssooo hot. Season 5 of Angel is great cause Spike is there after Buffy ended, and those two were a riot. But whenever you need any B/A info, I can always share. And the people in that fandom know how to do video's, I bow at their feet. I have so so many. And I could never stand Spike, but he so grows on you. quettaser and saebuffyboy literally were like "No, you have to watch it" last fall after months of prodding, and the first one I saw was "Reptile Boy" and I was hooked, and of course an instant B/A, now I won't admit that Buffy/Spike later isn't interesting, cause well, Spike is just to hot. When I did my vid, "I Love the Way you Move", I got the idea from a Spike vid. OK, shutting up now, don't want to give too much away. But I just love them, and it's an addiction, I had all season seasons by Christams, and they are cheap now, like $35 on amazon. And although I'm a B/A shipper to the death, I have read some S/A slash, and it's so hot. Ducks, that wonderful author, she writes B/A and has some of the best stories out there, "A World Of Longing" "Something Old" (that's about 700 pages, four books", and some great shorter one, and many more longer ones, well she wrote a A/S/B fic, and it's just OhMyGodsofuckinghot, it got me reading some others, but none were as good as that one, takes place mid season 5 Buffy/2 Angel. Trust me on that one.

Anyway - Oh, "Kink" just sounds oh so tempting, and dirty little Greg. I may just have to take a sneed peek at the first chapter, I mean a quick little spot of N/G in the morning is bound to make the day great. OK, that came out sounding British sounding. I so need to save all these stories to my laptop for my files. Yeah, Nick bottom was so rare, so of course it was my favorite. My stories I guess are half and half, because I can also see Greg wanting to be fucked good, ya know. Taken, thrown up against the wall, and Nick could so easily do that, just because of that little bit bigger build, and I can just easily see Greg liking that. I remember in "One Good Man" how Geek was describing why Greg like being with a man, and physical dominance, the way they could just take him and overpower him, I can so see that, she was so right on. I can definitley see it both ways. OK, I need to go read that first chapter I think, all of this smut talk, but hopefully I'll finish this B/A fic today, I think I have about 120 pages left, so who knows, but a little N/G smut to start the day I believe.

Oh, that rec community, did you start it yet? If so, what's the name again, I would love to go visit.
16th-Sep-2006 03:27 pm (UTC) - Re: nt
My friend [Unknown LJ tag] did the same to me, I had an old roommate that had watched it, but I never got into it and then she told me I had to - so I did, and now I'm obsessed. I have to add it to my netflix queue (Angel that is - I still have some Buffy) - Although, all of that is semi-on hold while I am writing a fic with "Dark Angel" (It was Jessica Alba as a genetically engineered super solider). It's turning into a 50 chapter AU-sci-smutty-plot of doom crossover fic with Greg for 50kinkyways.

And yeah... "One Good Man" did put it perfectly - I mean, it's so easy to put Nick on top - but that doesn't make an equal partnership at all. Nick always topping is like in het if they only ever wrote it missionary style.

And yeah, in Kink - Greg is totally the top - and Nick is a total bottom (even in his relationship with his boyfriend... but he'll get a handle on his sex needs, no no worries ;)

And yeah, the rec comm is up at exclusivevegas =D
16th-Sep-2006 04:00 pm (UTC) - Re: nt
Thanks for the link, I'll have to keep my eye out for the good stuff over there. You have a good list of authors there, it should be a great place to go and get good reads. I'll so be reading Kink, probably after some angst, I'm in the mood for a good angst, or bad heart broken angst, I don't know. I need a good cry fic think. Hope my list helps.
16th-Sep-2006 04:13 pm (UTC) - Re: nt
Yeah, Kink's fairly low on the angsty-ness, but we managed (I think) to get some depth from the original porn...

The list totally helps. I haven't had time to look for established fic yet (what's up there is all recs from comm members) -- I've been looking for good new fic to get people involved. I've found... two I think. Two really good ones, a few that could be really good if they took some times and a beta to it. And a few that... well, with a beta it could be readable.
16th-Sep-2006 04:40 pm (UTC) - Re: nt
I really need to be cleaning today. After we got that new furniture, we moved our sleeper sofa into Jacob's room, and are going to put bunk beds in one room, but until then, it's a mess, so I'm unloading clothes from the closet's that are too small, and there are way too many, I so need to just get rid of them. So, I did that, and have a whole pile there, but now I could care less, I think I need a day off, so decided to just read for the day. If I can think of any others, I'll add them. Good new fic is hard to find, but it's better than what it has been. Now I just need to start reading, I haven "A Familiar Stranger" started, but I already love her work, and "Seduction of Neon" of also up there, I'm really looking forward to reading that.

Yeah, a beta can help with so much more than spelling and grammer, but that is very important as well. All it would take is a good beta, and some stories would be great. Hopefully we'll get more takers on our site. I want to help more, but I really don't know how to.
16th-Sep-2006 05:22 pm (UTC) - Re: nt
OK duh, I friended you, I thought I already had, is that ok? If not, flog at will.
17th-Sep-2006 12:57 am (UTC) - Re: nt
Uh, you know how I said I would just read today, you know that never happens. I printed off the story I'm reading, and I still have 140 pages left, and between watching the Auburn game today and the whole closet thing, of course I didn't get much read, except I did get the first chapter of Kink read, um sounds delicious. After bedtime, reading, cause I so need to get to all these stories now, but I can't stand reading half a fic, and I don't do well with reading two different ones at the same time, I'm also impatient like that.... I joined up too, I love the idea of that LJ, congrats on starting it up.
17th-Sep-2006 01:15 am (UTC) - Re: nt
I just returned from a scary wedding shower thing (gack)... and friended you back.

Why is it that real life always gets in the way of fic reading? And I total hate reading more than one story at a time. I've generally taken to waiting till a WIP is finished. -- Although there are some too tempting to deny, and I read them anyway.

And thanks about the comm, I'm hoping that it actually helps people. I'm still working out the kinks in it. Trying to figure out how to set everything else up, do updates and stuff, so suggestions are always welcome. The whole concept could be seen as a little bitchy, so I don't want to make it any worse than it already is -- but it really can be hard to find those good fics anymore, and so many people have even given up on trying...
17th-Sep-2006 02:20 am (UTC) - Re: nt
First off, bridal showers are scary, and boring, very boring. ANd yeah, I want a day off, when do I get one?? Nevermind, kids don't give days off.

Ya know, it may sound bitchy, but you're just being honest, and I hate, really hate how people aren't going to WMTDB because of quality of the fic, I mean, we tried so hard to make the site perfect, you're one stop Nick/Greg shop, and then to hear that people stopped coming because of the quality of the fic, it hurt, more than I thought. I mean, I can't stop it, I don't want to, but what am I supposed to do. We have this wonderful beta system, yet no one used it. I remember when Matt and I were just talking about it, I was called a few nasty things by certain people (Bry), and it made me feel like shit, like "What makes me think I know so much about fic, or why is my opinion on what's good enough tto post or not. And I was censoring people." I mean, there was a no win situation. Trust me, many many people will love this, and if I can help at all, just let me know...
17th-Sep-2006 02:40 am (UTC) - Re: nt
Today, I was so in the mood to do nothing but read and write. The shower ruined that mood though. :( But, at least I get days off still (no kids).

And yeah, I have to admit, a few weeks ago all I wanted to do was post Kink and never return to WMTDB -- And I was really, really depressed about the whole thing. And I didn't really know what to say - bc I had heard through the grapevine about the behind the scenes problems, so I didn't want to add to the heap (I seemed to have been doing enough of that without even trying).

I really hope that people will use the site and love it. And I'm sure I'll be needing help, if you have the time, especially with fic recs and other things... I'm still going through things in my mind about how to get this thing up and running.
17th-Sep-2006 02:52 am (UTC) - Re: nt
Well, fic recs by people you know and trust is a great place to start. Just starting it, getting it out there will be a help. Keep looking and asking for good authors, ones you know that know how to write well, good stories, good plots, great smut, great angst, but you know their work. You have some of the best there already, ask them for recs. You have some of my favorite newer authors there, violet_eyes, bluefox75 (NicksAngel), I love Clockstopper's work, and just1tearforme is very good, so you have a really great start. Just start from there.

Don't feel bad, I knew a lot of people felt that way, I just didn't know what do do. Everything happened so fast, and it wasn't your fault, I got more upset with the reactions than anything else, no one is above reproach at the site. I'll try to keep my list updated, but I don't know if my word means too much lately. I love your posting rules, nothing bugs me more than the "I won't write another chapter unless I get tons of wonderful reviews" Hell, I rarely get any, but that's not why you write, you write to tell a story, either tell it or don't, either you feel it, or you don't.

Tomorrow, tomorrow I'm gonna do that. Seriously, I swear,for not at least.
17th-Sep-2006 03:19 am (UTC) - Re: nt
I think that's why I never said anything about the site. I knew you had problems, but I didn't know what could be done to fix them... So I just didn't say anything.

And I think that anyone that's worth keeping in the fandom will listen to what you say. So, I wouldn't worry about that.

And yeah - the review thing - I love reviews, but I keep writing wether they come or not. And if I get constructive crit, I either look at it and go... hmmm, yes - or think... No, that's not right...

24th-Oct-2006 12:38 am (UTC)
Ooh, this is very handy. Thank you very much!
24th-Oct-2006 01:06 am (UTC)
You're welcome, and I just added several more so you might want to take another quick peek....
30th-Jun-2009 02:15 am (UTC)
Can I just say that I love you for this? I'm new to the fandom so it's hard to figure out where to start, and now I've got this entire list to go through. :) Thanks so much for sharing!
30th-Jun-2009 11:27 am (UTC)
Thanks, sorry it's so old....but if a link doesn't work, let me know... I also have every fic on my hard drive... I'm not anal at all... I swear...
9th-Sep-2010 02:55 pm (UTC) - A Familiar Stranger...
God I used to read all these a few years ago and have a major urge to read this one again except the links not working and I literally can't find it anywhere else! Any chance you are a) still around? and b) have a clue where I might find it?

thanks in advance :)
9th-Sep-2010 09:15 pm (UTC) - Re: A Familiar Stranger...
OK, let's try this a third time.... Yes I'm still around and Matt changed a few things around, but you can still find the A Familiar Stranger Here.. and the rest of What Makes the Desert Beautiful Here.... Hope that helps...

Edited at 2010-09-09 09:16 pm (UTC)
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