Slash Backslashcontest, hosted by AngstyG and PastyP!
Just Like Chocolateby
Rated: M - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 13,925 - Reviews: 203 - Updated: 1-8-10 - Published: 11-5-09 - Edward & Jasper
Summary: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.
Mergers & Acquisitionsby
Rated: M - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,044 - Reviews: 64 - Updated: 12-16-09 - Published: 11-2-09 - Jasper & Edward
Summary: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
All the Wrong Reasonsby
Rated: M - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,344 - Reviews: 135 - Published: 11-29-09 - Edward & Jasper
Summary: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
Rated: M - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 11,030 - Reviews: 80 - Updated: 1-3-10 - Published: 11-22-09 - Jasper & Edward
Summary: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.
Rated: M - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,457 - Reviews: 41 - Published: 11-3-09 - Edward
Summary: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 Thisby
Rated: M - Romance/General - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,029 - Reviews: 15 - Published: 9-26-09 - Carlisle & Edward
Summary: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!
Rated: M - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,833 - Reviews: 12 - Published: 10-19-09 - Edward & Emmett
Summary: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...
Rated: M - Hurt/Comfort/General - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,238 - Reviews: 118 - Published: 10-31-09 - Edward & Jasper
Summary: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.
Rated: T - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,808 - Reviews: 71 - Published: 10-23-09 - Jasper & Emmett
Summary: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.
Rated: M - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,825 - Reviews: 42 - Published: 11-30-09 - Edward & Jasper
Summary: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!
Rated: M - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,226 - Reviews: 52 - Published: 11-5-09 - Edward & Carlisle
Summary: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.
Rated: M - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,727 - Reviews: 60 - Published: 11-29-09 - Jasper & Edward
Summary: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.
Afternoon of a Faunby
Rated: M - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,317 - Reviews: 22 - Published: 11-23-09 - Edward & Jasper
Summary: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.
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.
This Mortal Lifeby
A Split Second of Indecisionby
Dahlia J Black
Mergers & Acquisitionsby
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