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10 June 2010 @ 04:32 pm

Three needs:

1) You all need to watch this video and marvel at the canonicity of this badass pairing right the hell now. Familiar with the fandom or not, this clip is a thing of sheer beauty. DO IT!

How many popular fandoms have slash this canon? (Actually, now I'm intrigued. Hit me if you know about any besides HP and MGS the Obvious.)

At any rate, this is brilliant.

2) I need scissors PEACE WALKER. I've spoiled myself into oblivion, but the urge to get first-hand experience is not lessening in the slightest. The more I know, the more deprived I feel. Oh well, soon.

Not to Be Messed With

In wondrous conclusion, I feel like tapdancing or something.

endgegner07 on June 10th, 2010 08:11 pm (UTC)
omg my gaydar is going crazy lol.

I always loved the music of these game series, but I never knew anything about the story (maybe I should get my hands on it 8D)
See you later, instigator: Ocelot - Winky Heartoudeteron on June 10th, 2010 08:20 pm (UTC)
I don't suppose you even need it at this point, so all is well. XD

And hey, I had no idea you knew something about the series! If you're intrigued now, you should definitely check it out. I've been a flailing addict ever since I was first exposed to it.
Lucie ~ Dangerousdangerouss on June 10th, 2010 09:40 pm (UTC)
The video! It would be brilliant without the ending - but when I actually saw the ending... It left me speechless and all awww! *_*

How many popular fandoms have slash this canon? Hit me if you know about any...
Nightrunners. :D
See you later, instigator: Liliesoudeteron on June 10th, 2010 09:43 pm (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed it! Oddly enough, my favourite part is the little convo in the beginning, when Kaz is all "Let's go ~watch the sunset~ together," and Big Boss just goes, "...yeeeah." And promptly gives in. Love it.

Thanks for the tip. Will keep it in mind. :D
Lucie ~ Dangerousdangerouss on June 10th, 2010 09:50 pm (UTC)
I've never said the ending was my favourite - I was just surprised because I hadn't expected it at all. :D
If I should pick a part that could apply as a favourite one, I would choose the beginning as well. I can appreciate it even though I don't know the fandom at all.

NS are love. ;)
See you later, instigator: Oscar Wildeoudeteron on June 11th, 2010 07:55 am (UTC)
Aw, okay, point taken. The lovebox never fails to surprise, you're right. XD
Glad that part seems so universal. :D
Likimeya: summer fruit_likimeya on June 11th, 2010 11:11 am (UTC)
How many popular fandoms have slash this canon?

Ellen Kushner’s Swordspoint and sequels!

And yes, you should add the Nightrunner books to your reading list. :) Although it’s a bit of a bummer that the author, otterdance has that unwarranted anti-fanfiction attitude and the fandom respects that (or like myself, doesn’t exactly respect it, but thinks it's creepy if the disapproving author is watching…).

Oh, and I think, although in this case "slashy" is not quite the right word, you should read Storm Constantines Wraeththu. (The summary on Amazon gets it completely wrong, therefore: link to our friend Wikipedia. They are, imo, among the most amazing books ever written and I’ve never come across the like again.
See you later, instigator: Luna Seaoudeteron on June 11th, 2010 12:26 pm (UTC)
Awesome, you're so helpful!

Geez, I thought most authors would have grown out of that little untouchability syndrome by now, but apparently that's never quite the case. Still, I'm curious enough to give it a go.

As for that last rec... why do I not know this exists? Might actually give this one priority, because do want.
Likimeya: shades of time and memory_likimeya on June 11th, 2010 03:17 pm (UTC)
As for that last rec... why do I not know this exists? Might actually give this one priority, because do want.

Those books are not as famous as they deserve to be. *nods* But admittedly, they come from rather high on the special-interest shelf. ;)
I hope you don't have trouble getting your hands on a decent copy. I think the 2007 editions can only be ordered directly from Immanion Press. There used to be a cheap one-volume edition of the first trilogy in its 1980s version available on Amazon, which I'd recommend for a start.

But make sure to get a family box of paper tissues first!
See you later, instigator: Beauties - Raven & Octopusoudeteron on June 11th, 2010 03:24 pm (UTC)
Most great stuff isn't famous enough by far. I even put something to that effect in my profile at some point. XD
Yeah, I think I'll just check Amazon since it seems like a decent place to start (and I can ignore their description, heh). I'm not picky when it comes to format!

Will remember that.
Likimeya_likimeya on June 11th, 2010 03:41 pm (UTC)
It's not just format. The 2007 editions are revised editions. The author says that some of what she wrote 20 years earlier made her cringe with embarassment... She hasn't made any grave changes, though. And the old versions are nothing to embarassed about, in my opinion. I still love them. :)
See you later, instigator: CuteYoshioudeteron on June 11th, 2010 05:56 pm (UTC)
All right, I'll make sure to check which version I'm getting beforehand, then. As long as there aren't major changes to the canon as a whole, I guess I'll live with either. (Most writers are their own harshest critics, aren't they? I know I am. XD)