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Unholyverse by bexless (NC-17)

Title: Unholyverse
Fandom: Bandom
Pairing: Frank/Gerard, Mikey/Ray
Categories: action/adventure, angst, AU, casefile, creature, dark, drama, family, fluff, friendship, homeless, horror, humor, hurt/comfort, mystery, priest, romance, supernatural, UST
Length: Super Epic (~187,000 words!)
Warnings: overwhelmingly religious theme, specifically catholic; torture; gore; stigmata; post traumatic stress disorder; blood; tearjerker; character death; these are horror stories people, and although there’s a happy ending it takes a heck of a long time to get there

Author on LJ: bexless
Author Website: Bexless’ Strange Delight

Review:
When Frank gets his new tattoo, he really thinks his bad luck has finally changed. After all, she’s such a beautiful one, with all her wings torn. And then he starts feeling these inexplicable pains. Nothing can really stop them, that is, until he meets Gerard.

What I love about this ‘verse, truly, is the way the author obviously loves the characters. She writes each of the characters so perfectly, seriously, her voices couldn’t be better. The extent to which she makes them love each other is just breathtaking. And, for anyone who’s half as much a Buffy-geek as I am, there’s a running dialogue on Buffy throughout all three epic stories.

What’s really cool about this series is that, although each of these stories is a horror story, they’re all different types of horror story. There’s the spine-tingling story and the gory story and the tearjerker story. I would say that each story has a bit of an unexpected ending as well. And for once, the one-shots in the ‘verse are NOT to be missed. Coming at the end as they do, they actually tie the story up nicely. Also, I’ve included a link to the masterlist to this fic so you all can check out the beautiful artwork.

Again in my top ten stories, this fic is actually currently at the number one position. The way bexless deals with the religious aspects in this is simply perfect. It's so simple to find a couple facts about religion, but bexless went above and beyond, really getting the dilemmas a priest would have to deal with. It's so rare to find well-researched religion in fic, finding not only that but so much more makes this fic a step above the rest. (If you want to read this but don't want to cry like a baby, the first story works great as a dark little gen case-file fic.)

I Have Been All Things Unholy
Staring Through The Demons
Heaven Help Us
During Working Hours
Turning Point
masterlist: Unholyverse

Comments

( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
herpderpmer
Jun. 11th, 2012 10:57 pm (UTC)
Blocked >.<
Hey I was really enjoying UnHolyVerse<3 but when I got to 'During Working Hours' I was denied access. Can you please change that? I think I'm going to fall apart if I don't continue reading. D:
cheetahanabel
Jun. 12th, 2012 12:49 am (UTC)
Re: Blocked >.<
Ha. Yeah. I'm glad you said something. A few months ago the author's lj went completely friends only. BUT! All of her fics are still available on AO3. Here is the masterpost for Unholyverse on AO3. Enjoy the last few stories!
thechosenone305
Jan. 25th, 2013 06:49 pm (UTC)
:D
thanks for making this post!
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