maudite_a_deux: (Mr. K)
I don't know if anybody who actually reads this thing is a fan of Cowboy Bebop at all (and if not, why not?), but I've got three beautiful delicious fic recs for you today, all of them by the lovely, talented, and naturally blonde (or not) [livejournal.com profile] disposable_hero.

I haven't got the juice to individually review them. I'll just say that the author does a wonderful job of capturing the look and feel of the anime. Her characterizations are spot on, insightful and empathetic and everything you could possibly ask. Her plots are, you know, real actual plots, not just a shaky framework upon which to hang sex scenes (like, say, mine, for instance). Her writing is wonderfully evocative. And the way she makes the chronicle of Spike and Faye unfold is paced just right, coming in fits and starts and little two-steps sideways and back, interspersed with smoke breaks and thoroughly soaked in cheap alcohol. And that's just the way it should be.

This is the kind of story that makes it worth the fifty pages of illiterate dreck you have to wade through to find it. And it is all one story, just in three pieces, one of which is a short, standalone flashback to a younger, rawer Spike that perfectly encapsulates the essence of Bebop that's always stood out most clearly in my mind: the way violence is rendered so lovingly, with such lingering, careful attention to detail. It's ugly and beautiful and perfect all at once, and if you're anything like me it will inspire a manic little grin and make you want a double shot of bourbon and a cigarette.

So, without further ado:

Karma
Hand Grenade
Clockwork Hearts (WIP)

Warnings for explicit language, sex, and violence. Romance. Action. Adventure. Death. Love. Diamonds. Lobsters.

Come on. You know you want to.

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