?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Tell me again, why do I need one of these things?

(very) random thought

(very) random thought

Previous Entry Share Next Entry
mort: hi
Has anybody ever written a Sentinel fic with the phrase "he's dead, Jim, but not as we know it" ?

If they haven't, why not?





The Sentinel is something of a slash playground and is one of the few fandoms where the quality of fanfiction totally eclipses the source material. In short, Jim has super senses, Blair is "studying" Jim and Blair gets kidnapped/threatened a lot. Jim is a cop and ex-special ops and he kicks ass (as long as the budget can stretch to three or more goons) and Blair is (basically) his "watcher" which gets them a lot of Buffy cross-overs.

It is also the only fandom that warns for haircuts.
  • one of the few fandoms where the quality of fanfiction totally eclipses the source material

    Yeah... I watched an episode once. That was a mistake! For starters, there was no gay sex in it at all - the fanfic cruelly misled me there. But even aside from that it was a bit naff.

    It is also the only fandom that warns for haircuts.

    Ha! I'd forgotten about that.

    Your line definitely should be in a fic somewhere. It should also probably involve spirit guides somehow (and gay sex, I'm just saying).
    • One of the best descriptions of the Sentinel was that it tried to do Die Hard with a budget of tuppence. The explosions are rather underpowered.

      Amount seen? Same as yours. Dosk tried to warn me that it was really, really, really bad. Being crazed fangirl, I watched it anyway.

      Spirit Guides all the way! As long at the way is working undercover in a gay bar! Or an underground hairdressing salon! [oh gosh, the trauma!] or some other improbable bordering on impossible Blair in Peril scenario. He seems to do worse than Jane (that WWII comic minx who seemed to lose her clothing twice a day).

      Have you ever read the one where Blair is a (weird long-haired sect/underclass) Vulcan and Jim is his starship captain? It was surprisingly readable in a weird AU way [oh gosh, more hair-related trauma]
      • Or an underground hairdressing salon!

        Yes! An illegal hairdressing ring that uses banned hairspray - banned for causing hallucinations, loss of inhibitions and in extreme cases, 1980s Bon Jovi hair! (and the spirit guides get perms.)

        Have you ever read the one where Blair is a (weird long-haired sect/underclass) Vulcan and Jim is his starship captain?

        I have not, but now quite want to. But way back in the distant mists of time when I had just discovered this slash stuff, I used to read stuff at a website called Complete Kingdom of Slash and being innocent and unwary, found myself reading a fic about longhaired spacefarer Blair becoming mated to Ji'im (or something like that) who was from a cat race - it was all ultrapossessive and alien sex and it traumatized me. (Wouldn't now, of course, being inured from years of reading and backbuttoning.) Took me ages after to connect it to The Sentinel's Jim and Blair - I think I honestly thought there was some very weird sci-fi show about big cats in space (and not Thundercats either).
Powered by LiveJournal.com