After much agonizing, my h/c fic and I have finally come to an agreement. *hoots and does victory dance*
terms to be adhered to, however:
(i) The Fic has decided it's ready, and Wants Out, meaning I'll not be getting a beta. Which is fine, as I need some practice anyway in posting stories without
having them beta'd and not
feeling guilty or self-conscious about it. (Inevitably, though, I shall feel self-conscious anyway.) Plus, this whole reasoning
about h/c being an emotional kink and therefore not requiring justification is very, very appealing. :)
(ii) The Fic admits it's cliché, but refuses to be judged by that criterion, especially since the whole cliche_bingo
thing this past summer has proven there is
clichéfic that does not cause readers to spork their eyes out. Take this
Star Trek: Reboot one, for instance.
Furthermore, The Fic prefers not to be accused of not having a plot, since it does have (sort of, a teensy-tiny) one, and said plot is not any less likely than the canon plot that got Londo and G'Kar stuck in a lift together, or in a cell on Centauri Prime - and a cell with only one cot
, at that! It's obviously a law of physics that Londo and G'Kar are drawn to tiny spaces in which the universe then proceeds to try to get them killed.
(iii) The Fic hereby calls for snarkfic
to be made into an official category, on the grounds that any h/c involving Londo and G'Kar will inevitably have snark as a major ingredient. Oddly, this fic (or at least part of it) is also the closest I've come to anything remotely
resembling comedy, which makes it, um, atypical h/c in any case.
And now I'll stop babbling to myself and just post the darn thing! Hope you enjoy it: it's got Londo and G'Kar and snark and angst, so what else could one wish for? (Ah. I see. sorry - it is
a gen fic, I'm afraid. *g*) Incidentally, now that I've found the courage to post this: if anyone does feel like polishing it up with a beta job, just wave and I'll let you have your way with it. :) And of course, you know you can critique right here, too.
On a not quite related note, two questions to y'all:
- What is the correct past tense of "to beta", really?
- Do any of you think angst qualifies as a cliché? And what is angst, anyway? vjs2259 brought it up, and now I can't keep wondering about it.
One foot across Rating:
Written for maspalio
, who requested Londo and G'Kar h/c, set during that first visit to Centauri Prime in season 5.
The exact request was: what if that nasty business with minister Vole (Remember? The grey-haired fellow who tried to pierce Londo with a dagger and ended up, through some spoilery interference, getting pierced himself?) was not the last attempt on Londo's life? Disclaimer:
Owned by JMS and Babylonian Productions