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Fic rec

Posted on 2007.06.21 at 19:22
Current Mood: goodgood
Why is it that obscure fandoms often have the most original and well-written fics?
There are a lot of the above at Slash Cotillion Periodically, I've spent some time happily immersed in some rather creative stories there.

I recently ran across one with the intriguing title: The True Tale of Young Alvin and Wicked Lord Farthington: Being a Romance in 12 Fyttes and a Duel by Grond. Who can resist a title like that? The story is an unusual twist on a traditional ballad about a young man who fights a duel to win a fair maiden's hand. I love the main character, Alvin, and thought the fic was cleverly written by an author with tongue firmly planted in cheek.
Anyway, I'm sharing in case anyone is interested: check it out


andolinn at 2007-06-22 06:32 (UTC) (Link)
You know how worlds collide sometimes? I thought I recognized Grond. That would be grondfic of my flist, whose story Ajax Renown'd I just read - and loved - last night. Too strange. She's a nice lady and she has this marvelous grasp of language.

And I'll have to check out more stuff on that archive.
elfscribe5 at 2007-06-23 00:03 (UTC) (Link)
Hi Andi. The universe does work in mysterious ways. Thanks for the LJ link. I went to her site and read a couple of stories including "Ajax Renowned," which I really enjoyed, even though I'd never heard of the fandom. She's a good writer. Effective and convincing use of archaic style language, unique and inventive fics with subtle sense of humor. I read stuff like that and figure I should just give up writing. LOL.
grondfic at 2007-06-24 18:30 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you both very much for your kind words and recommendations.

And don't give up writing!
elfscribe5 at 2007-06-24 20:38 (UTC) (Link)
Hiya Grond m'dear. So good to see you here. Well, the praise was well deserved. I have quite enjoyed your fics. Went back and reread Ajax Renown'd last night. Great read. Would love to see a sequel with those two characters. And I realize now that you wrote the Mowgli fic on Slash Cotillion which I also loved. Good luck on writing about Hiawatha. I certainly remember the poem - at least the first two lines, I think required reading for us in grade school. LOL. Yes, trying to match that meter would be incredibly daunting, but I have faith in you.

(And erg LJ is screwing up today, so hopefully you won't get multiple copies of this post.)
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