Diver Alias: Little Miss Overacheiver (AKA Katinki)
Mission: To find a JxE O/s that’s more than smutty good times (not that I mind those
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,250 - Reviews: 14 - Published: 2-25-10 - Edward & Jasper - Complete
Why I Read This: So, admission time. I’m a kinda, sorta slash fic virgin, and I kinda, sorta wanted my proverbial cherry popped (gently, mind you). So, when I heard about the Fic Dive column resurrection and saw Mad Dash for Slash *gasp* as a category, I just couldn’t resist. And I must say, what I found was impressive.
And what did I find? A lovely, well-told story about two pretty boys finding a connection deep in the heart of Beale Street. From the twisting patterns of unfurling smoke to guitar-roughened, calloused fingertips, the story screams slow and languid sensuality.
Tuesdaymidnight does a fine job with a third person point of view (my personal favorite), and it’s told in the more interesting present tense, as opposed to past. As such, as the reader, you’re sucked right down into the tale, and you experience Edward’s journey.
There’s a melancholy sense of longing in the words, that feel of unrequited attraction, that oh-so-to-be-desired UST. And then, as the story reads on, there’s the surprise and elation that that attraction isn’t quite so unrequited after all. I love Jasper’s characterization in this story; he’s the elusive catch, the blues man, the one that just can’t be tied down in a traditional sense. And Edward just wants whatever piece of him he can have. Yes, please.
Summary: Jasper's computer needs help from an expert. Enter Geekward. A little slashy o/s written for Yogagal's birthday.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,144 - Reviews: 37 - Published: 3-22-10 - Jasper & Edward - Complete
And sure enough, I found a gemstone of a story. This is a light hearted, enjoyable romp, filled with the funny; what better way to start than with references to the MS Blue Screen of Death? There are Tolkien references, Clash sneaks, and Buddy Holly lenses. In other words? Fun.
The premise is easy enough. Jasper’s ‘Precious’ dies and he’s at his wits’ end. Enter Edward, Mr. Computer Repairman, not to mention Mr. I Wanna Jump You and Do Bad Things to You. But the author’s way with descriptions and actions makes this not-so-uncommon scene stand out.
There’s all the gracelessness and discomfort you’d want from a first meeting, as well as some lusciously lusty thoughts and actions. The author does an excellent job of depicting the two characters’ mutual, but uncomfortable, attraction. And she adds in some tenderness and that promise of “I want more than just the physical.” And then, well, of course, there’s a more than satisfying culmination of their desires.
I’d love to see this O/s continued.
Diver Alias: Here fishy fish (aka Starfish422 )
Summary: Resident Geeksper has been lusting after college quarterback, Emmett for two years...Are the two of them really so different? Can they overcome their pasts and find the answers to the unanswered questions they both seek? Rated M Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 15,389 - Reviews: 49 - Updated: 3-30-10 - Published: 11-29-09 - Jasper & Emmett
This story was originally written as a one-shot for the Slash Backslash contest. Despite it having been written for the contest, I didn’t read it at the time, and found it during one of my many dives through the sometimes-scary dumpster of the FF.net search function.
I clicked on it because the term “Resident Geeksper” in the summary made my geek-loving brain go into overdrive. What I found was a well-written story that made me truly like Emmett in a slash role. Though Emmett-as-football-player could be portrayed as “strong like bull, smart like streetcar”, this Emmett is a sympathetic character. He defuses a potentially-dangerous situation with a locker room bully who harasses Jasper because he’s gay. He even goes as far as to give Jasper some instructions on how he can take down a much larger person, if he needs to defend himself against future attacks.
I love that with this Jasper, being an outcast at college does not translate to his life outside school. He performs with a band and is completely confident of his abilities there, even when his school world encroaches on his music world in the form of Emmett showing up at one of Jasper’s gigs. Jasper rises to the occasion, performing to an appreciative crowd, and wowing Emmett in the process. The confidence Jasper feels at his home bar, along with some interested cues from Emmett, finally give him the courage to take a shot at the guy he’s been crushing on.
Do they get together? I can’t tell you that – you’ll have to read and see. The collaborators recently updated it, and I hope, now that they’ve decided to continue the story, they don’t wait another four months to post chapter 3, because I’ll certainly be waiting to read it.
Diver Alias: Boo Boo Baby (AKA Miztrezboo)
Summary: Resident Geeksper has been lusting after college quarterback, Emmett for two years...Are the two of them really so different? Can they overcome their pasts and find the answers to the unanswered questions they both seek? Rated M
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 15,389 - Reviews: 49 - Updated: 3-30-10 - Published: 11-29-09 - Jasper & Emmett