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[RECS: Week 3] - Top Gun (1986)

Kings of the Air (Top Gun | Maverick/Iceman | Mature | 24,903 )
Author: fabularasa
Summary: Fighting and fucking: two things he did extraordinarily well. How could he have known what the effect would be when you combined the two?
Reasons for Reccing: I know what you're thinking. Top Gun? Are you kidding me? Has nightrider101 finally gone round the bend? The reason why I know what you're thinking is because that's exactly what I thought when mementis recced this story last year. And then I read it. This story blew me right out of the water. The narrative and sharp dialogue is truly seamless. It's hysterical in places and incredibly raw in others. What this author nails is the masculinity of the characters. They are written as men, human and imperfect, and this is something that many authors, including myself, struggle with. This story knocks it right out of the sky. If you take a chance on this story, I promise you won't be sorry.

Comments

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cassiopeia7
Jan. 20th, 2013 06:08 pm (UTC)
Oh, bb, I always liked Iceman and his antagonistic attitude towards Mitchell, mmm. I am SO looking forward to reading this.

. . . does Slider make an appearance at all? ;)

Thanks for the rec!! \o/
nightrider101
Jan. 20th, 2013 08:37 pm (UTC)
Yay! I promise you won't be sorry.

Slider is in the story briefly, although I'm not sure if you'll like the way he's portrayed. I don't want to give away too much. ;)

After I read this story for the first time, I was reccing to anyone who would listen. I know you'll love it!
off_the_post18
Jan. 20th, 2013 10:07 pm (UTC)
Of all the things I expected you to rec, I never thought I would see a Top Gun fic before a Doctor Who one. LOL. I read it...and I liked it. I agree with you that they write men really well. I thoroughly enjoyed the fic...much like I did the movie. Hard to believe it is 25+ years old...which makes me feel old b/c I remember seeing it in the theater. :) ♡
nightrider101
Jan. 20th, 2013 10:52 pm (UTC)
You're being such a great sport with this project! It's great you're willing to go outside of your comfort zones and try new fandoms and authors.

This story, dude... it rocked my freaking world. It's the story I never knew I needed. I never sought out Top Gun fic before and won't in the future, but I adored the movie and always thought the characters were noteworthy considering I remember them so well after all these years.

Thanks for the comment, doll!
off_the_post18
Jan. 21st, 2013 12:27 pm (UTC)
I will read pretty much anything, especially if it is well written...unless it is one of my major squicks (and even then I have made exceptions based on the author.)

So, keep'em coming! :D
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