Destiny (Blake's 7 story)
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It was first published in Oblaque #1 and has been archived online.
Reactions and Reviews
MUSE OF FIRE RESPONSIBLE: Adrian Alexander
HAS POOR VILA BEEN DRAGOONED INTO THIS SHITSHOW? Blake fucks someone who looks like Avon, Avon fucks a lady of the night
WHY ARE BLAKE AND AVON DOOMED THIS WEEK? Blake uses people, sort of, maybe. Avon… is insufficiently present in this story.
EDITOR’S NOTE: none
OVERALL: Avon’s unrealistically a dick to a whore for no real reason, more in how he does it than in what he does. Also, are they all staying at the *same* hotel? Bit unclear. (And why would they necessarily be?)
Sliiight indication of ESL?
Not enough emotional follow-through. I don’t think Cally stays because she’s sexually attracted to Blake, or that Vila would love to fuck him. I don’t think Jenna makes decisions based off this sort of thing. I don’t know why Blake thinks this situation is sooooo funny. I don’t feel the other guy’s resemblance to Avon is sufficiently justified by the story, which, given that it’s the whole plot-turn of the fic, it should be. The ending is some unearned Oblique crap: Blake ussssessss peopleeeee, in this case: a guy who fucked /him/ in trade for something? And now he will use Avon!!, though not… in this plot. Or anything.The ultimate lines sort of suggest something interesting but then just drop it and it’s a mess. Once my step-father-in-law promised to make us roasted blackberries for desert, but he tried to flip them and they all landed on the floor and he was pissed and I think we had something else. This feels rather like that occasion in Oblique-fic form. Also I need more emotional-arc: I’m not asking for schmoop when I say this, I mean literally: the stuff of the plot? There should be more of it, so character decisions make more sense and things Mean Stuff.