Original fiction kudos

Wow…just…wow. I decided to check around for any interesting original online fiction and bumped into the story “In the Company of Shadows” by Sonny and Ais Creations. This is actually original slash fiction. I read it on aff.net which I rarely go into but I’m really glad I did this time. This story thus far is amazing. The main characters are an assassin, Sin, who appears to be a sociopath and the young man brought in to be his partner. Boyd, the younger of the two is suffering under such a state of apathy that he can’t even bothered to be terrified of Sin as anyone in their right mind would be.

What makes the story so interesting is that the authors really take care to delve into the back story of the characters so that we can gain a clear understanding of what makes them tick and how they got to the point where they are today. It is slash so of course feelings begin to change and things really get rocky when one man, who is emotionally and physically scarred, and another who has never know love try to understand, control and survive what some deem to be an unhealthy attraction to their, respectively, unsuitable partner. All this and I haven’t even finished reading the story yet. After 3 days I am nearing the end of whats been posted and though I’m glad for it, I’ve been enjoying the ride and whatever the next story is that I start will have a lot to live up to.

The authors’ site is at http://www.aisylum.com

The perils of insomnia

Two posts in one night….and now I’ve been reduced to playing forum games on a site I frequent.

In any case one of the games was a “poetry war” this is what my sleep deprived brain came up with in response to the person before me questioning the use of the word “wahey” another poster had used in a poem.

Wahey is a word. Don’t you know rap?
Old skool words like izza kizza and phat
Fake a word and make it sound mystic
Just get over by claiming to be artistic.

People will believe if you convince them it’s true
that its cool to say words like floobity floop
if they don’t agree just call them a grappity groose
for not being as smart as you and Dr. Seuss

It took me about a minute and a half to write that as I’m sure you can tell by the quality.

Heroes…Adam is who?

So we get to see who killed Hiro’s father. I must say I was not really surprised. Now the question is whether or not Takezo has spent the past 400 years plotting revenge against Hiro. My TiVo (grrr) cut a bit of the ending of but it appears as if Hiro will try to return to the past to save his father. Will he see Takezo there?

As for the others I’m trying to feel sympathy for Maya and her brother but I’m just not feeling those characters. It’s like the storyline with Matt Parkman and his wife. I could care less about it and was just waiting for them to get off the screen so we could continue with the show. Nothing against Matt’s character, it was just the storyline itself that annoyed me. Things are much better this season as we see his powers expanding and Matt dealing with the scars left over from his dad’s abandonment of the family. Watching this season also provides me with a sense of nostalgia for the days when I had the time to read crazy amounts of slash fiction. I’ve seen Mylar (Mohinder/Sylar) fic around and read them with amusement but incredulity. The Matthinder relationship for me is completely different. I think it has to do with Molly’s presence. With her there and them sharing Mohinder’s apartment it is so obvious to me that they are a family and from there to deduce that Matt and Mohinder are a couple. Matt already considers himself her dad as evidenced in the episode “Four Months Ago” where he says that he is a good father in reference to Molly. I hope they keep this little family unit together whether or not Matt and Mohinder are a “couple”. These are both men of integrity and though I disagree with many of Mohinder’s choices I can’t deny that he at least thinks he is making them for the right reasons. Props to the writers for creating such interesting characters on the show and knowing when to cut loose of a storyline that isn’t working.