Love and Guns
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General Fan Comments
: And, on the subject of artwork, I have no fondness for the current fad of "the Adobe Photoshop School of Fanzine llustration." I have enjoyed Carole Swoboda's artwork for years (house illustrator for AMC Press), but I have little liking for what she produces with this technique. It looks artificial and, frequently, oddly proportioned. I was unhappy, particularly, to see a pretty Bodie/Doyle piece that she did many years ago recycled as a Jim/Blair piece for a "Love and Guns" cover (and I'm not talking about re-drawing the same pose with different characters -- it's the exact same piece, with the facial features changed and Blair's hair added, in place of Bodie and Doyle). 
- Love and Guns by MegaRed: After Maya leaves, Jim is left with a despondent Blair - who has to be convinced that not everyone he cares about will leave him. (7 pages)
- Walk the Walk by Yvonne McCool: Jim has to go undercover as an ex-con to help break up a pornographic movie ring using underage runaways. Will he be able to get out safely or will he be pulled into the hellish world of the beautiful woman running the ring...like once before? (35 pages)
- Into the Woods by Nemrys: Blair gets Jim to do sentinel testing while camping. How far does Jim go before he realizes that his guide has an ulterior reason for these tests? (9 pages)
- Facing the Night Together by Scout: Jim goes to work without Blair and is shot. Even after the cop convalesces, Blair is feeling guilty about not being there to prevent a zone-out, so he starts popping pills to get through the night without nightmares. (15 pages)
- Nightmares II - revised & combined by MegaRed: What happened after Jim killed Lash and rescued Blair from the warehouse and what were the effects on the young man afterwards? (17 pages)
- Night Train by MegaRed: Blair shows Jim how he can pick handcuffs with his Swiss army knife, but after several tests, Blair finds himself stuck and can't free his hands...so Jim takes advantage of the situation by using...a feather? (15 pages)
- Good Vibrations by M. Leigh Frank: Just how much trouble can an electric toothbrush get you into? Blair finds out. (12 pages)
- Forgotten Memories by Brandy: Nightmares about the crash in Peru threaten Jim's sanity. Can he get Blair to help him without telling him about his deepest secret? (13 pages)
- When the Smoke Clears by K. Ann Yost: Blair's been missing for two days before Jim realizes that Jane (Pheromones) has kidnapped him for revenge against the detective. (11 pages)
- Much Ado About Nothing by Windy: Getting school work and Jim's work done was literally exhosting the grad student. One night he comes homes, takes a quick shower and climbs into his lover's bed ready to go to sleep. Forgetting his wet hair, which falls on a startled detective, he's now faced with a pissed off bed mate. What's a guy to do? (4 pages)
- Swimming With the Sharks by Legion: Jim is dating a rich, successful woman and Blair is so not happy. What Jim doesn't know is that this woman is also very dangerous and had painful plans for the Cascade detective. (14 pages)
- One Piece Missing by R'Rain: A serial killer of gay men is loose and Jim goes undercover as bait to catch him. While on this job, he gets a different perspective on this life style and begins to question his own beliefs. He also realizes he is being drawn to Blair and is confused if it is only the case making him feel like this... or something more. (50 pages)
Love and Guns 2 was published in 1997 and is 198 pages long.
- The Other's World by R'rain (Blair is selected to go on a two week observation study on a Peruvian tribal anomaly - human sacrifice - and has Jim go along with him but the head of the study didn't know Blair was bringing along his 'male lover'. Will the Professor make it difficult for Jim and Blair in the jungle and will the 'killing puzzle' be solved?) (1) (sequel to "One Missing Piece" in the previous issue)
- Keeping In Touch by Legion (Jim is slated for an IA investigation because of the way he handled a prisoner but through Blair, learns that, because of childhood abuse, why he was trigger ready with his fists when he booked the criminal. But once Blair learns about Jim's childhood, he realizes he can't tell him that he's in love with the detective...so he moves out of the loft and says he is moving in with his lover...a young woman from the university.) (56)
- Short Eyes by Moz (When the guys in the bullpen start teasing Jim and calling him 'short eyes', Jim tells them like it is...) (82)
- Confederate Dreams by P. B. (Blair has discovered that he's in love with his roommate, but with the stress of the end of the school year, papers and keeping Jim from zoning out, he just falls asleep exhausted in the living room and dreams of another time and place - but one that has the answers for him.) (92)
- Reunions by Brenda Antrim (crossover with The Professionals, "a completely revised and expanded version of the episode "Intersections" with a continuation added, separate and distinct of that name available electronically.") (Jim and Blair go to a police conference not realizing how much of an impact this will make on their lives, especially Blair's. After a murder and kidnapping, the young man finally learns who his father is, much to the happy confusion that follows Jim, Blair, Naomi and members of CI5 to London and back.) (107)
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 2
[Reunions]: The Love and Guns series of zines are a well produced, well loved set in the Sentinel fandom with good original artwork and competent editing. This version of "Reunion" is a completely revised and expanded version of "Intersections", with a continuation added, separate and distinct from the electronically version of the same name. The story begins with a conference held in Seattle, USA, where Blair Sandburg and Jim Ellison (The Sentinel) run into an old friend of Jim's, W.A.P. Bodie, who is acting as chief security for a respected Italian judge. Also in attendance, as a conference speaker, is Chief Constable Alan Cade, aka Ray Doyle. Bodie and Doyle had been forced apart and into other lives to avoid assassination by terrorists eight years before. Neither had any knowledge of where the other was and when Cowley died unexpectedly, their last hope of finding each other ended. Now fate takes a hand. Many surprises and a well rounded plot weave through to a satisfying finish. 
Love and Guns 3 was published in May 1998 and is 178 pages long.
- Guided Imagery by Frances Redding. Jim goes to a late night meeting with a snitch and gets into trouble. Blair is awakened from sleep by the recently dead Inchacha, who tells the student to find and help the detective by using his own senses. (14 pages)
- Hope For The Future by Emrys. Ellison is confused by the onslaught of hyperactive senses and strange visions and meets a graduate student, Blair Sandburg, who says he can help him. (10 pages)
- Indiana Comes in Cascade by Pumpkin. Fun and games with Indiana Ellison. (8 pages)
- In The Pale Moonlight by R'rain. Jim and Blair spend the night in a haunted house whose ghostly happenings make them realize the love they have for each other. (13 pages)
- Tres Sheik by MegaRed. Can two people have the same dream at the same time…desert, sand and sheiks? Previously net published but revised by the author. (44 pages)
- None Other by J.M. Griffin. Blair is in love with Jim, but thinks the detective would get angry if he knew so turns to someone else. (5 pages)
- Confessions by Legion. Jim's brother, Stephen, tries to sabotage Ellison’s and Blair’s new friendship. (23 pages)
- Straight Boys In Bed by Haze. Blair is insecure about a physical relationship with Jim because of disappointing earlier affairs. (6 pages)
- Picking Up The Right Pieces by Bagheera. Carolyn comes back to Cascade with the hopes of getting back together with Jim...but there’s one problem--Blair. (7 pages)
- Just Another Elf Story by Windy. One more time...Blair dons a pair of pointed ears. (7 pages)
- Fever Pitch by J.M. Griffin. Blair has a fever from the flu. (2 pages)
- ”Not Images Of Beauty, But Realities” by Sabra Lindburg. Jim discovers photographs of Blair taken when the student was several years younger, but the erotic nature of the shots disturb the cop who had certain longings hidden and controlled for years but now is in danger of giving into them. (30 pages)
Love and Guns 4 was published in 1998. The title page says "1997," but this is a typo. This issue was apparently fairly close to issue #3, and in fact, may have been printed before issue #3. Or something like that.  and is 177 pages long.
- Mother-In-Law by R'rain (Blair decides it time to tell Naomi about his relationship with Jim. Afterwards, Blair thinks everything is okay...until Naomi shows up on the Cascade P. D. doorstep while Jim is giving Blair a lesson in shooting a gun at the P. D.. target range...all the while a bomber is loose and blowing up schools.) (1) (sequel to "One Missing Piece" in issue #1 and "The Other's World" in issue #2)
- Whoever Fights The Monsters... by Stacy Stronach (Young boys are being molested and murdered and Ellison has to find out who is doing it...unfortunately, it also dredges up childhood memories that Jim has to take care of as well, with the help of Blair. A x-over story with "Millennium".) (38)
- Life Savings by Yvonne McCool (In the old West, 1874, the Sandburg 'Banking' family plan to open a new branch in Cascade and must transport gold, the bank seal and Blair Sandburg from Philadelphia across the uncivilized Old West. In order to do this safely, the family hires Jim Ellison, a renown tracker and war hero to take charge of the move.) (50)
- Family Skeletons by Candy Apple (Jim Ellison reveals his family and background to Blair and his friends when his father dies. Little did they realize that an estate and extensive land are part of his inheritance...but was it *his father* that really died and what really happened to his mother? Did she die from an automobile accident years ago...or was it murder..and if it was, who would have done it?) (72)
Love and Guns 5 was published in November 1998 and is 194 pages long. It has a color cover and interior b/w art by TACS.
- Possibilities of Loving by Gillian Middleton (Blair keeps telling Jim that he loves him, but Jim keeps saying Blair doesn't know what he's talking about.) (1)
- Always and Forever by J.M. Griffin (After Alex, Blair leaves Jim and finds another lover, but can Blair stay away from his former love.) (43)
- Milestones - Jim by Ann Teitelbaum (The beginning of a love affair - part 1.) (48)
- Milestones - Blair by Ann Teitelbaum (The beginning of a love affair - part 2.) (50)
- Sweet Surrender by the Lady of Shalott (After the near drowning, Jim takes Blair to a hotel where they work out their differences.) (52)
- Stolen Minutes by Legion (Jim is depressed so Blair tries one of his methods to make the cop feel better.) (69)
- Model Behavior by the Lady of Shalott (Jim is the head of a large and lucrative corporation and he is looking for a model with 'just the right look' - a young grad student.) (73) (This was to be continued in the next issue.)
- The Lost Hours by Legion (Jim's personal thoughts on how important Blair is to him.) (86)
- Synchronicity by Debbi Baily (After Blair is released from the hospital, he has no memory of Jim from his past - and what they were to each other.) (90)
- Rock and Roll Fantasy by Y.S. McCool (Blair is a rock and roll singer and he is being stalked - and Jim is his bodyguard. Sex, rock and roll and tight pants - what more could you ask for?) (102)
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 5
[art]: ART REVIEW
Cover Art: TACS Jim and the Panther, or jaguar, look fierce. I wouldn't want to meet up with either. Well, okay, maybe I would. I'm weird. Hee hee. Blair and the wolf look relaxed, sexy and beautiful. Okay, maybe it's just Blair. Putting my tongue back into my mouth, I move on to the next piece. (Geeze, I sound like I'm talking about one of the guys, eh?)
Page 29: TACS Blair looks gorgeous in this pose. It's a great drawing. You have to see it to really appreciate it. As you all know, I don't know how to describe art at all. However, I know what I like. Hee Hee
Page 45: TACS Another one of Blair that is just wonderful.
Page 51: TACS Blair and the wolf. Again, this is a very serious and sexy Blair.
Page 67: TACS Jim and Blair having major fun in bed. Woo Hoo. Drool alert. Warnings should be posted on this one. Hot damn.
Page 73: TACS Naked Blair. Woo Hoo again. Drool alert. Maybe we should have it on the cover, C. Hee Hee. Need I say any more? I don't think so. Check it out.
Page 75: TACS Gorgeous Jim. I'm not sure why but I adore this one. It made me hot just looking at it. Damn if he doesn't have all his clothes on too.
Page 95: TACS Blair looking sad and miserable. I have a question to ask. Does everyone always look at the pictures first? Or am I the only shallow one? This is a great piece. (Get your minds out of the gutter; I'm talking about the art piece.)
Page 111: TACS Picture of Blair's dog. It's a very different picture, but the dog is in the story a lot so it was nice seeing whom we were talking about.
Page 125: TACS Protective Jim. He is like so loving in this picture. Yet it says, he is mine, don't hurt him. God, now the pictures are talking to me. What will happen next? Deb, help me, I'm talking and I can't shut up. (I don't know, Patt, all this drooling you're doing... I wouldn't want to buy a used 'zine from you. Eeeewwwww...)
Page 163: TACS Outdoorsy, bare chested Blair. Nothing is better, unless it was a totally naked Blair. Like the one on page 73. Go and look again. Go ahead. You can join the club I belong to. I'm shallow and damn proud of it.Page 195: TACS Another drool alert needed here. What a fantastic piece. Jim lying down with Blair straddling his chest while stroking Jim's cock. Woo Hoo. God, I'm reduced to saying Woo Hoo for the rest of my life. Thank you so much, C, great job. 
Possibilities of Loving by Gillian Middleton. Jim notices a change in Blair. He becomes worried that Blair is sick because he has stopped dating. Blair tells him he is re-evaluating his life. I loved that line. Blair finally admits he's in love with Jim. Jim tells him he can't return the feelings and they tell each other things will be the same. Of course they aren't. Jim finds out he can be in love with a man without having sex. They are taking things slowly and carefully. Jim is scared. Gillian you end this one way too quickly. Is it too late to ask for more of it? You could just write it for me. Yeah, that's the ticket. I loved it and you all will too. Thanks, G.
Always and Forever by J.M. Griffin. This story opens with Blair living with another man in Texas. Ben talks Blair into going home to talk things out with Jim. He knows that Blair is in love with Jim and won't be Ben's until this is closed. While on the plane, he calls Jim and this part is one of my favorite scenes. I'm not going to say what happens, but I was in a big old pile of goo. Loved it. Sad, but yet, so damn moving. Something you don't want to miss. Happy endings are so great. The only complaint I have is that it was too short. Jan, I think I need a sequel. In fact, I think I deserve a sequel. I've been good this year. I send off Loc's. I'm a good fan. Let's all start chanting, 'we want a sequel.' If you'd like you can share it with everyone else, but I'm looking out for myself here. Hee hee. More happy endings. I love them. Thank you so much, Jan. It was great.
Milestones-Jim by Ann Teitelbaum. Seen from Blair's POV. A very short, two page, description of Jim's first time sucking Blair off. God, my descriptions are great, aren't they? It was totally sweet. I loved it.
Milestones-Blair by Ann Teitelbaum. Seen from Jim's POV. Same night, different guy's thoughts. Hee hee. Again, it was just so darned sweet. Thank you so much Ann. Too short. (Yes, I'm a chronic bitcher. I can't help it.)
Sweet Surrender by The Lady of Shalott. This is a really great first time story. It takes place after the drowning. I loved how easily I was pulled into Jim's world. A world of confusion, fear, self-loathing, love and joy. Everything was covered. Moreover, Jim did surrender to love, peace, joy and Blair. God, how I love first times and happy endings. Thank you so much, this was great.
Stolen Minutes by Legion. First thing I have to mention. I read way too many zines when I see that Legions story starts on page '69'. I cracked up and wondered if she planned it that way. (Legion is wondering why anyone would wonder this. So is Deb.) [No I'm not, Patt. I've noticed that several of Aly's stories at the SXF archive are 69K in length. Hee!] Jim had to shoot a young kid. Blair fears he'll lose part of Jim somewhere. However, he needn't have worried. Blair always knows what to do and how to take care of Jim. In addition, Jim seems to know how to bounce back when he has a certain guppy behind him. This was a great story. I loved it. Thanks, Legion.
Model Behavior by The Lady of Shalott. An AU story that shows us a Blair model and a rich CEO Jim. He's looking for a new face for his company. This was an odd story. It took me awhile to understand it. (Well, I never said I was the sharpest of pencils.) You've all read my reviews, cut me some slack. Hee Hee. I'm really to be pitied. Anyhow, once I understood where it was going, go it did. Hot damn. This was a hot one. Drag that fan closer and turn it on high. And there is a promise of a sequel. Geeze, I need to ask her if she wrote one. In addition, which one it's in. You'll love this story; it's great. Thank you so much.
The Last Hours by Legion. I love a deep thinking Jim. I also love Jim trying to take care of himself without Blair. As we all know, Blair is an answer to his prayers. This is a very thought provoking piece. You'll truly love it. I don't want to give everything away. I feel like I do enough of that. Thanks again, Legion.
Synchronicity by Debbi Bailey. What a heartbreaking start. It's Sentinel Too after effects. Jim is sitting outside every night listening to Blair's heartbeat. And Blair sits inside his place, alone, wondering what he should do or say to Jim. Poor Blair doesn't remember anything of his life with Jim before the drowning. It sounds sad and hopeless. But let me just say, her ending words are, The Beginning. I loved that she ended it that way. So perfect. The beginning said, the end. Yup, I really liked this one. Thank you so much, Debbi.
Rock and Roll Fantasy by Y.S. McCool. Yvonne gives us a wonderful AU. I love protective Jim and Simon. The interplay between Jim, Simon and Blair was terrific. I can't wait to read this again. I can se Blair as a rock and roll singer. Yvonne pulls you into the story and you'll believe almost anything she says. (Not a bad thing.)This was a suspenseful, sexy and fun read. I loved it. Thank you so much, Yvonne. 
Love and Guns 6 was published in January 1999 and is 190 pages long.
- Capture by Merlyn: Blair is running for his life while being tracked by a deranged killer in the woods and Jim is nowhere near. (1)
- Travellers by J. M. Griffin: An AU where Blair as a young gypsy boy steals the heart and soul of a war weary James Ellison. (24)
- How Do You Feel by Ophelia: Panic attacks can sometimes bring on the truth and Blair decides it’s time to tell Jim about a few of his own. (61)
- Bet Me by M. Leigh Frank: Jim confronts Simon about the way Blair has been treated and what it has done to the student. (76)
- Conjugation by Legion: An AU in the future, where the world has been decimated by disease and ecological disaster, Jim and Blair lead some of Cascade’s survivors to safety. (81)
- Something So Simple by Debbi Bailey: Blair tells Jim he loves him… Jim tells Blair he loves him—and except for the fact that Jim’s married (which he forgot to tell Blair about). Well... uh, did I also say there was angst? However, the policy of this zine is that all our stories end with a happy (and satisfied) ending. (148)
Love and Guns 7 was published in May 1999 and contains 187 pages.
- 1002nd Night by Serena: An AU and Jim appears as a handsome sheik, saving a lost party of explorers in the dessert among them a teacher called Blair and a student named Richard. First published on the net.
- Discovered In An Alley by Emrys: To keep Simon from being discovered during an undercover case, Jim does the first thing he can think of...much to Blair's and Simon's shock.
- The Puzzle That Is Us by K Ann Yost: Carolyn is murdered and Jim is found guilty and sent to prison - except Blair takes matters into his own hands and helps Jim escape.
- Past Perfect by Legion: Legion's universe of the sentinel after the breakdown of society continues in this further adventure.
- Second Chance by Jungle Kitty: After Blair is almost permanently taken from Jim by Alex, soul searching and dreams show Ellison what is meant to be.
- Ebony and Ivory by Owlet and McVey: Watching Jim's and Blair's close relationship, brings back memories for Simon when he was in college and a certain relationship that he once had.
- Illuminations by J. M. Griffin: The night brings on inner reflections to Blair and Jim and of their life together.
- Discoveries by Ophelia: A startling revelation of Naomi has Blair furious and Jim upset. Can she pull herself out of this one?
Love and Guns 8 contains 191 pages and has art by TACS and Sorka. It was published in May 1999.
Love and Guns 9 was published in July 1999 and contains 192 pages.
The story "Love and Curses has this warning, which appears to be written by the author for the list it was originally posted: "Warnings: Okay, now for the hard part. PLEASE READ THIS WARNING. This story contains potentially offensive material that may be too much even for many people on this list. It is of a graphic nature and is depicted as realistically, but hopefully tastefully, as I could make it. While the pairing is Blair/Jim there are some... changes. If you are not sure whether you wish to be so offended please read. This story contains consensual bestiality, aka human/animal pairing. This is not a spirit walk nor a dreamscape, if you read this and then are offended you can't say you weren't warned."
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 9
Love and Guns 10 was published in September 1999 and is 198 pages long. It has interior art by TACS and Diana.
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 10
Love and Guns 11 contains 194 pages. All content is by Sorka. It was published in February 2000.
The art is by TACS.The author introduces their fiction:
Love and Guns 12 was published in 2000 contains 188 pages.
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 12
Love and Guns 13 was published in October 2000 and contains 152 pages. It has art by TACS. According to at least one fan, there was to be art by Larkkin which was left out of the zine and may have been in later editions; it does not appear in the issue used here on Fanlore.
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 13
Love and Guns 14 contains 158 pages. It is undated, but appears to have been published in 2000. It has art by TACS.
Love and Guns 15 was published in May 2001 and contains 157 pages.
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 15
Love and Guns 16 contains 160 pages. It was published in July 2002. It contains two uncredited illos.