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Bonus non-Smallville rec, as I've been saving this one for Halloween...

Title: Only Blood Will Satisfy
Fandom: Due South
Pairing: Fraser/Kowalski
Categories: AU, vampire!fic, angst
Length: epic
Warnings: obnoxious formatting means you either have to fiddle with the HTML (and there's a whole other warning there -- literally half of this fic's size comes from completely unnecessary HTML coding. I think she used Word's automated coding, which always results in the absolute worst possible HTML. Grr.) or read this fic in a really big font.

Author on LJ: paraxdisepink
Website: http://xthesefourwallsx.com/

Review:
Fair warning, this fic takes a while to get started as our heros try to figure out what's wrong with Ray (and since we know up front that he's been turned into a vampire, it feels like it takes even longer for them to figure it out than it actually does), but once the plot gets going the story flies. 

After an argument with Fraser, Ray goes to a bar to get drunk and hopefully laid. He manages both, but the woman who goes down on him in the alley turns right back around and bites the hell out of his neck. The next day, Ray finds himself choking at the smell of garlic, craving red meat, and, oh yeah, accused of biting Stella and then shooting her in the neck (whee!)

I was pleasantly surprised by the complexity of this fic's plot: usually vampire!fic is all about, well, being a vampire. That's a part of this story, of course, but you also have the mystery beind the vampire's identity, her motives, and what she's planning on doing next. The end result is more of a supsense/thriller piece than a horror story, and much the better for it. Couple that with great writing and you have a fantastic story just in time for Halloween.

Only Blood Will Satisfy (website)
Only Blood Will Satisfy (LJ index) 

Comments

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aretria
Oct. 31st, 2007 03:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks for reccing this! :) I have a weakness for vampire!stories. And, as I don't follow due South fandom actively, I would have never stumbled on this by myself.
jane_elliot
Oct. 31st, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC)
Since this wasn't posted at the DSA archive, I would haven't found it either if someone hadn't pointed me in the right direction. See, I *do* read reader's recs:)

Hope you enjoy the fic!
paraxdisepink
Oct. 31st, 2007 10:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the rec :)

Not sure about the big font thing, because it looks normal on my comp. But I have to apologize for the mess on my website. I have a shoulder injury which prevents me from sitting on the comp for long periods of time to format things in proper css/server-side fashion. Might be better reading on my LJ.

http://paraxdisepink.livejournal.com/273481.html
jane_elliot
Oct. 31st, 2007 10:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you for writing it!

On my computer the font is size 14 (12 is usual) and bolded, and that seems to be built into the HTML code for every single paragraph. It's not a huge deal and I've seen worse, but unfortunately it wasn't a quick fix, which is why I posted the warning.

So are you thinking of writing any other long DS fic? The fandom can always use a few more epics:)
paraxdisepink
Oct. 31st, 2007 11:01 pm (UTC)
That is weird. I'll go check all the comps in the house at various resolutions and see, because I put it at 12 and it looks 12 to me. Thanks for pointing it out. *kicks Ms Word*

Oh Probably. I'm kinda resting from DS for now :)

jane_elliot
Oct. 31st, 2007 11:04 pm (UTC)
Kicking MS Word is always a worthwile activity:)

If you need someone to format the fic for HTML, let me know -- I think I can figure out a way to do it so it looks okay on all monitors without it taking forever and a day.
jane_elliot
Oct. 31st, 2007 10:56 pm (UTC)
Before I forget, how did you know I'd recced your fic? I always like to know how folks find the community.

Thanks!
paraxdisepink
Oct. 31st, 2007 11:06 pm (UTC)
My friend rispacooper told me ;)

jane_elliot
Nov. 1st, 2007 02:30 pm (UTC)
Ah-ha! Thanks:)
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