Basingstoke

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Fan
Name: Basingstoke
Alias(es): Basily, vaslav, Baszilla, Basnarok, Jerome
Type: writer
Fandoms: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Who, due South, Fight Club, Hard Core Logo, House, M.D., Maurice, Sherlock (BBC), Smallville, Torchwood, Stargate Atlantis, X-Men
Communities: Vintagemilitary
Other:
URL: snogging puppets, Basingstoke's Stories (including Basingstoke's Recs), Basingstoke on AO3
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Prolific writer and the creator of the Five Things story form.

She maintained the Fight Club Slash Archive, which archived stories posted to the FCSlash mailing list on YahooGroups. The archive has not updated since 2002.

Fandoms

in Due South

Basingstoke first posted a due South story to her website in 2000 and her stories cover almost the whole gamut of slash pairings for dS including Fraser/Vecchio, Fraser/Kowalski, Fraser/Turnbull, Fraser/Kowalski/Turnbull, and Kowalski/Turnbull.

Writing style

mergatrude feels Basingstoke's due South stories

"[…] all pack some kind of punch, whether it be serious, sexy or silly. She's a self-proclaimed non-romantic. The majority of her due South fics are Fraser/Vecchio, and they are unsentimental and usually heart-wrenching, though not without great comic touches. For her Fraser/Kowalski fics, well, 'romp' is the word that springs to mind. I like her Kowalski voice, and I like the way her Kowalski seems able to break Fraser out of whatever funk he's in."[1]

Notable Works

due South

  • Could, Would, Will ( Fraser/Vecchio) An aching meditation on Fraser's aloneness, on his aloofness.
  • Bugs and Thorns. (Fraser/Kowalski) Ray applies his skills and detects Canadian flirting.
  • Chopsticks and Curling. (Kowalski/Turnbull) Fraser is heterosexual, but Turnbull isn't. This is a lovely take on RayK/Turnbull.

Sherlock

  • Indecorous. (Sherlock/John/Mary) Developing poly relationship longfic.

Smallville

References

  1. mergatrude, due South Author Profile: Basingstoke posted on 5 November 2009 (Accessed 15 November 2009)