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Inkslingers and Prequel by J Brooks (PG)

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Title: Inkslingers and Prequel by J Brooks
Fandom: Magnificent 7
Pairing: gen
Categories: humor, friendship, a hint of angst
Length: Long, as a series (~15,000 words)
Warnings: n/a

Author on LJ: n/a?
Website: n/a?

Review:
In Tea and Sympathy, Nathan, Mary, and eventually Ezra share a quiet cup of tea and some gossip for the Clarion. J Brooks provides some very potent backstory for Nathan (that man needs a hug, *stat*) and a lovely sense of friendship and comradery among the three characters. A beautiful vignette.

In Inkslingers, an injured Mary is unable to publish the anniversary edition to her paper and Chris agrees that the Seven will do the job in her place. Madcap adventures ensue, as Ezra and Nathan manage to get themselves kidnapped by a man who wants them to write his obituary (even though he isn't dead yet), Chris essentially blackmails every business in town into advertising, Josiah and JD learn that old-school printing presses are a nightmare and a half, Buck conflates every minor story to the point of terror, and Vin saves the day with his catchy way with headlines. Every one of the Seven plays a significant role in this fic and every one is well drawn and perfectly in character. A hilarious, engrossing story.

Tea and Sympathy
Inkslingers (pt. 1) (pt. 2)

Comments

( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
boogieshoes
May. 15th, 2010 11:31 pm (UTC)
i love this story, and i'm really glad you found something you liked in Mag7 fandom. i was afraid for a while you were gonna give up in disgust.

-bs
jane_elliot
May. 16th, 2010 12:31 am (UTC)
I have to admit that I'm not reading a lot in this fandom, but J Brooks is proving to be a very reliable source of fic:)
(Anonymous)
May. 16th, 2010 12:11 am (UTC)
Awesome rec, this is an old favorite of mine and I'm very happy to re-read it!
jane_elliot
May. 16th, 2010 12:31 am (UTC)
Thanks!
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