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retropian

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Favorite FanFictions so far.
« on: September 13, 2008, 04:20:31 am »
I've read a few and these are my favorites so far

"Dreaming" by Cathalin

http://cathalin.livejournal.com/ (click on Brokeback fic or Jack/Ennis and look for "Dreaming" because she has several One-Shots too.)


"Ennis" by tforster42

http://rcwp.homestead.com/Ennis.html

and

"Roots" by 271horses

http://271horses.livejournal.com/ (scroll down to for "Roots".)

any recommendations that you think are as good as these? I'd like suggestions.

Thanks. Ian
« Last Edit: September 13, 2008, 07:03:30 pm by retropian »

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Re: Favorite FanFictions so far.
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2008, 12:27:33 pm »
Hey Retropian,

While we're at it, could you put links to those good stories that you like (in your last post)?  And we'll try to do the same with the ones we recommend?

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Re: Favorite FanFictions so far.
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2008, 12:52:32 pm »
One of my all-time favorite Brokeback fanfic authors is RoyandRonnie.  Her entire page with all her fanfics is here.  It's a long page with a lot of fanfics.  (There doesn't seem to be a table of contents or anything, so I'm going to do the work and break it all down for you now!!  You're welcome!)

Where Bluebirds Sing (Set on Brokeback, summer '63)   :)

Art is a Mirror (Set in 2007; Ennis sees Forever Blue. A touching one. Part 4 is the best.)

Trailhead  (Erotic, Just 1 Chapter)
Never Enough Sleep  (Erotic, 3 Chapters)   :)

Three Little Words

Under the Tree  (Christmas fanfic w/ Ennis "working through a blizzard")

Cycle of Broken Dreams  Present-day setting, death/afterlife themes.

The Time Between  Set immediately after Jack and Ennis leave Brokeback.


 ":)"  Connotes my personal favorites.

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Re: Favorite FanFictions so far.
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2008, 01:06:31 pm »
Another really good one (long, 12 chapters) is If I Asked.   :)

Jack decides he's going to press Ennis into agreeing to the "sweet life".

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Re: Favorite FanFictions so far.
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2008, 07:04:35 pm »
Hey Retropian,

While we're at it, could you put links to those good stories that you like (in your last post)?  And we'll try to do the same with the ones we recommend?

Done and done. I knew I should have included links when  1st posted and was about to do so anyway.

Thanks for your suggestions I'll check them out.

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Re: Favorite FanFictions so far.
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2008, 02:38:47 am »
check out the sticky thread with the recs at the top of the first page-lots of good suggestions there.

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Re: Favorite FanFictions so far.
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2008, 05:26:43 pm »
I started reading "If I Asked". so far I'm liking it alot!

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Re: Favorite FanFictions so far.
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2008, 05:30:35 pm »
Cool.

Are "Ennis" and "Roots" in canon?  Don't know the proper term... in other words, not AU with E + J as astronauts or something?

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Re: Favorite FanFictions so far.
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2008, 09:57:14 pm »
Cool.

Are "Ennis" and "Roots" in canon?  Don't know the proper term... in other words, not AU with E + J as astronauts or something?

Yeah, I don't know all the terms either. AU  I know is Alternative Universe, like as you say J&E as astronauts or something, and no these aren't AU.

"Ennis" picks up Ennis's story about 11 years after Jacks death and how he unexpectedly meets someone and falls in love. I like it very much because its believable and possible and because it's good to see Ennis find some happiness at last.


edit update; Well I guess anything that changes the outcome of the original story is  AU, such as "Dreaming" and "If I Asked" where Jack and Ennis work things out and pursue the Sweet Life and Canon is whatever fits within the original story s parameters.

"Roots" is the story of Rich and Earl, who they are, how they meet in the late 1800's and commit to pursuing the "sweet life". Of course we know it ends badly for them, but what happens to Rich? I like how the story of Earl and Rich is contextualized in the culture of the American West and how Earls death is an event created by the times and the frustrations of others.
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Re: Favorite FanFictions so far.
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2008, 09:12:01 am »
Another really good one (long, 12 chapters) is If I Asked.   :)

Jack decides he's going to press Ennis into agreeing to the "sweet life".

Well I finished "If I Asked" last night and really liked it. Very well done.