Saturday, January 9, 2010

ContestResults: Slash Backslash!

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These are the final results for the
Slash Backslash
contest, hosted by AngstyG and PastyP!

Public Voting

First Place

Just Like Chocolate

Rated: M - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 13,925 - Reviews: 203 - Updated: 1-8-10 - Published: 11-5-09 - Edward & Jasper

Entry for the Slash/Backslash One Shot Contest. Jasper reminisces about his life with Edward, the texture of buttercream, and the capacity to love. AH. Rated M. Explicit sexual content.
Second Place

Mergers & Acquisitions
Domward's Mistress

Rated: M - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,044 - Reviews: 64 - Updated: 12-16-09 - Published: 11-2-09 - Jasper & Edward

When Edward pays for a night of harmless fun, he didn't expect to get the purchase of a lifetime. Will his nights in Seattle change his whole life in Chicago? Entry for Slash/Backslash contest. Rated M, E/J
Third Place

All the Wrong Reasons
EJ Santry

Rated: M - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,344 - Reviews: 135 - Published: 11-29-09 - Edward & Jasper

Jasper Whitlock was sent away for all the wrong reasons – but stayed for one very right one, him. Will he be worth everything Jasper must give up to have him? AH/AU – SLASH BACKSLASH Entry w/EJ Santry – ExJ

Judges' Picks

Best Angst


Rated: M - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 11,030 - Reviews: 80 - Updated: 1-3-10 - Published: 11-22-09 - Jasper & Edward

Entry for the 'Slash Backslash' contest. 'The way he looks at me makes me feel...uncomfortable.' Jasper's girlfriend's brother Edward keeps staring at him. Why? Who knows. Seems like even Edward is confused...SLASH, AH, very OOC, Rated M. Jasper/Edward.
Why We Chose:
Uncomfortable had me from the first line. I like being uncomfortable. I like being made uncomfortable. So often, we're given mediocre and safe situations. Uncomfortable will make you uncomfortable, and when a story can make me feel such a raw emotion, it really stays with me, long after I've completed it. The gem of this fic is Edward. He is fucking hot, that's just all there is to it. I even rec'd this to some of my canon pals, and they totally agree. This Edward is perfection. He is angsty and a little manipulative, but underneath that, we know he's really a frightened little boy living in denial.
Best Comedy


Rated: M - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,457 - Reviews: 41 - Published: 11-3-09 - Edward

Crack! Slash! Mpreg! Edward and Jasper bond over morning sickness. Emmett and Carlisle as frazzled babydaddies. EsmeRoseAlice are sisters, not lovers. No Bella.
Why We Chose:
The devil is in the hilarious details on this one. The premise is a crackish one: the Volturi come up with a potion to impregnate male vampires. But of course, as with all crack, the devil is in the (sorta) serious characterization of the character's reactions.

This fic is worth reading along for 1. to find out who tops/bottoms (You know you fucking want to know, too.) among the Cullen males, and 2. to find out what they name the resulting offspring. You will laugh at the results either way.
Best Dry Hump

Never Like This

Rated: M - Romance/General - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,029 - Reviews: 15 - Published: 9-26-09 - Carlisle & Edward

Carlisle adopted Edward at seventeen, seeing something in him that caught his attention. But, what if he got his perspective wrong? What if Edward was meant to be something more to him? More than a son?
Why We Chose:
The actual dry hump here is exceptional. Carlisle's been fighting his feelings for a while and Edward is forced to take the lead and make a move. It all happens on a sofa after a long day, winding down. A hand is shoved up a pant leg, a cheek rested on an ankle, Carlisle's conflict at having the desire, Edward's dismissal of it, the eventual resignation, the tensions and anticipation... sigh. I probably read it like 4 times, and definitely marked it down as best dry hump. I was beyond pleased!
Best Fight

Hunting Trips

Rated: M - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,833 - Reviews: 12 - Published: 10-19-09 - Edward & Emmett

What really happened during all of Emmett and Edward’s ‘hunting trips’? Angsty man- love one- shot for Slash Backslash contest. NC-17 for graphic lemony slash scenes. Best taken on a hungry but strong stomach and with a hefty dose of humour.
Why We Chose:
Emmett and Edward, canon-type vamp fic, in which they have sporadic rendezvous during hunts together. It isn't anything uber romantic, and I think I came away from this story feeling like Emmett and Edward could have been more if Bella and Rosalie hadn't existed. But they did exist. The fight portion of this is really what captured me. Two feral vampires in the wildreness, looking to expend some energy and tension, stripping off their clothes and going wild. They. Fight. For. Top. OMG, this had me REELING! Who pitches and who catches? Let's wrestle for it. UGH. So fucking good...
Best Heartfail

Structurally Unsound

Rated: M - Hurt/Comfort/General - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,238 - Reviews: 118 - Published: 10-31-09 - Edward & Jasper

Entry for the Slash Backslash contest. "The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference." - Elie Wiesel. AU/AH. Mature themes.
Why We Chose:
This is another one of those stories that really stuck with me for days, if not weeks, after I'd read it. I was really surprised to see something like from Starfish, as I know angst isn't usually her cuppa tea, lol. But, my God, she did it RIGHT! It just kinda stung me, all in my heart. She did a fantastic job of not only showing a realistic homosexual relationship, but putting focus on one facet of it that we rarely ever see: Its total disintegration. It was so REAL. You know how relationships usually end. More often than not, it's miscommunication or something that we eventually realize was silly. No relationship is exempt from these situations, not even homosexual relationships. I really appreciated that she chose this premise, out of the many she likely could have. I felt as though she challenged herself and it was more than fruitful. This is going in my faves for all time.
Best Kiss

Red Corvette

Rated: T - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,808 - Reviews: 71 - Published: 10-23-09 - Jasper & Emmett

Shy social outcast Jasper has been in love with Emmett, the king of Forks High and his complete opposite, for two agonizing years. Does Jasper have more in common with Emmett than he thinks? Slash, AH. Entry for the Slash Backslash One-Shot Contest.
Why We Chose:
There's something about Red Corvette that evokes Grease for me. The shiny cars. The high school boy that must be called a "hunk." The ending could almost occur with cheesy eighties music. It's one of those stories that should be a groaner—but it's not. It's PERFECT. It takes high school omg-i'm-gay! angst and turns it into cupcakes. You will fall in love with Emmett along with Jasper. If you're not all that comfortable with slash, but love, well, the love, then this is a good intro-to-slash story.
Best Lemon

Out Loud

Rated: M - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,825 - Reviews: 42 - Published: 11-30-09 - Edward & Jasper

WRITTEN FOR THE SLASH BACKSLASH CONTEST. Loneliness can lead to chance. Chance can lead to love. Love can lead fear. Fear can lead to pain. Pain can lead to loneliness.
Why We Chose:
This story is a vampy AU in which Edward and Jasper meet during Edward's rebellion. They're both on similar missions and grow quite close, but eventually find that there are other feelings at work than that of mere friendship. What made this lemon special was inner conflict. Edward can hear Jasper's thoughts, and as such, so can we. We're shown Jasper's shame at wanting another man, yet his actions are so opposite, so orbital to Edward that it's gut wrenching. The author doesn't go into gory, graphic detail, instead allowing the tumultuous emotions surrounding the event lead us. Coupled with the fantastic attention to time period and the male psyche, this lemon was my favorite, by far and wide!
Best Non-E/J

Leon McFrenchington

Rated: M - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,226 - Reviews: 52 - Published: 11-5-09 - Edward & Carlisle

Slash Backslash entry. A realistic approach at a boy who deals with his upbringing and his own personal demons. “Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned. It has been thirteen weeks since my last confession. I accuse myself of the following sins…” : AH
Why We Chose:
Edward is a young Catholic boy from a good family. His parents love him. He has a great time at school. There's just one problem: he's gay. The self-doubt and angst in this fic are so tangible. Internal monologue is one of the easiest aspects of story-telling for an author to make cliche—and yet, that is where this piece 100% succeeds. What I especially loved about this fic was Edward's perception of Bella, and how she leads him to his own acceptance—and well, Carlisle is just hot... As usual.
Best Vamp


Rated: M - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,727 - Reviews: 60 - Published: 11-29-09 - Jasper & Edward

Jasper is tired of Edward boasting about his mind-reading, and tries to prove that his empathic abilities are more powerful. Slash, M for citrusy consequences. Slash Backslash One-Shot Contest entry.
Why We Chose:
Where to start with this one. First of all, this story utilizes what's best about our two vampires: their powers. Edward's mindreading is as problematic as Jasper's empathetic talent. The key thing to this fic is that Edward has a secret. One that Alice and Edward know, but that Jasper does not. But when that secret is unveiled...

This is um, hot, because it's one of those big "no-nos" like you're not supposed to get involved with your surrogate brother, and yet... *chuckles darkly* So, Ofthedamned has said that she is considering continuing this, which makes me really, really flipping happy.
Best Wank

Afternoon of a Faun

Rated: M - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,317 - Reviews: 22 - Published: 11-23-09 - Edward & Jasper

Entry for the Slash Backslash One-Shot Contest. When Jasper accidentally leaves behind a piece of clothing one day, Edward suddenly finds himself in a bit of a pickle and is unable to keep his hands to himself. Rated M for citrusy stuff.
Why We Chose:
Upon reading through the introductory paragraphs of The Afternoon of a Faun, one might think that one is about to embark on a tragic journey, one evocative of a lone pianist in an empty concert hall. But no. Not at all. That is to say, unless the concert hall is Edward's intense, yearning imagination. The true stage for this little tale, however, is first the classroom, followed by Edward's bedroom, and the great, amazing, so terribly fluffily cute focus of it all is: a scarf.

Jasper's scarf.

**happy shiver**

To not read this tale is to miss one of the most (profoundly) adorable moments in fanfiction slash. So take off, go read. You will be happy you did.


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Overall, this was a greatly satisfying contest. We had a blast reading all of these fics, and honestly, we were stunned by the quality of works entered. We really wish we could have given out like 10 more awards, as we could have, rather easily. Please check out the C2 to see the other great stories. And thanks for all the votes, promotion, and entries into the contest! We're so grateful to have had the opportunity to promote slash in the Twilight FF community.

Love and Many Awkward Dry Humps,
AngstGoddess003 and Pastiche Pen


  1. Well deserved everyone who was mentioned! I adored "Just Like Chocolate" had me sobbing and laughing and that's ALWAYS a good sign of a well told story if it physically moves you. Thanks for such a wonderful contest ladies!

  2. This was a great contest, I enjoyed many of the entries. Thanks for running it.

  3. Yahoo! You posted. The banners are so purty. Congratulations to everyone who entered! You all were amazing. We had so much fun doing this.

  4. I have read a lot of these over the past few weeks (for another little contest) and I agree with your conclusions. As someone who never actively sought out slash before, I am now a changed woman. When done correctly, slash is searing. And all of these authors really know how to *cough* "do it". Also, I know that E/Jas is the order of the day (and it's hot, and seems right and all that) but I must admit that E/C is the best for me in cases of forbidden lust. Maybe it's the older-man-finally-making-sense-of -feelings thing. I think smellyia rec'd an E/C fic here on tlydf back in the day. Sadly, my memory fails me. But it's worth seeking out.
    PS. Those banners are so hot you don't even have to read the contents to have a reaction ;)

  5. I just wanted to say thank you so much AngstGoddess003 and PastichePen for hosting this. It was a fantastic experience - thank you, thank you.

    I also wanted to thank everyone who voted, not just for me, but for all the other fantastic stories. I was blown away by the other stories, and am humbled to have gotten the response I did. If anyone still hasn't read these other stories, don't wait, they're in turns beautiful, heartrending, warm and sexy.

    Thanks again.

  6. Thank you so much!! :D

    The banner(s) is/are amazing, I bet you had a fun time looking for the pictures for those ;). tehehehe.

    Thank you again, for the contest and everything.

    Have a great day!

  7. Sam, i want to dry hump your banners.

  8. Lol I loved the stories I've read so far, - meh this has just made me want to go & re read them :P

  9. Argh!!! I've been so caught up in writing TML I hadn't been back to the contest page until this morning. THANK YOU SO MUCH! I'm having a little squeal in bed by myself on a Sunday morning in rural England. I love my life :D


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