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Slash With Care

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1. Leaves of Gold
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Included Because: It's all about the emotions. Unbearably intense, managing to remain pretty well I/C, and acknowledging the central problem of this particular relationship: "nothing has changed..."
Rating: Adult
Status: Reviewed
2. Silence
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Included Because: "The story of his companions is a story of silence, for it is known to stones and trees and sky alone, and has no place in songs." Captures the sadness of a relationship unfulfillable in Middle-earth. (Also a wonderful depiction of Gimli).
Rating: Adult
Status: Reviewed
3. Weight of Pliant Wood, A
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Included Because: Our favourite Wood-elf and an... Ent? Well, when you put it that way, why not?
Rating: Adult
Status: Reviewed
4. From the Other River Bank
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Included Because: One of the first LoTR slashfics I ever saw which attempted to tackle just what slash would actually mean in a M-E setting.
Rating: Adult
Status: Reviewed
5. Leather
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Included Because: Boromir/Theodred are a very plausible pairing - and Marta slashes these two alpha males so well.
Rating: General
Status: Reviewed
6. Lives in Nutshells
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Included Because: For Chapter 9, New Day Dawning. Dwim finally succumbed to the temptation to write requited Aragorn/Halbarad slash; the result is short and (bitter)sweet.
Rating: General
Status: General
7. Unanticipated Accord
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Included Because: A short, sweet surprise for Aragorn and Halbarad.
Rating: Adult
Status: General
8. The Scars of Stone And Sky
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Included Because: Erotic, painful, beautiful, and for these two (Legolas/Aragorn) in this moment very believable.
Rating: Adult
Status: Reviewed

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Playlist Overview

Last Update: 16 Sep 08
Stories: 8
Type: Reader List
Created By: Azalais


Slash is one of my indulgent pleasures - reading, I've never attempted to write it! - but so many M/E slash pairings are fraught with unlikelihood. The upside of that is that for me an author has to work really hard to make many pairings convincing - which means that some of the best slash is just brilliant writing. A list of fics that slash, with care.

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