Destiny (Blake's 7 story)

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Fanfiction
Title: Destiny
Author(s): Adrian Alexander
Date(s): October 1988
Length:
Genre: slash
Fandom: Blake's 7
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Destiny is a Blake's 7 Avon/Blake story by Adrian Alexander.

It was first published in Oblaque #1 and has been archived online.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

PROSE: fine

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. [1]

References

  1. review by Erin Horáková as part of a series: see Oblique Reviews -- Oblique Reviews #3, Archived version, January 13, 2017