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Title: Sentiment
Author(s): Irish
Date(s): January 1995
Genre: slash
Fandom: Blake's 7
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Sentiment is a Blake/Avon Blake's 7 story by Irish.

It was published in Rebel Desires.

Reactions and Reviews

This is one of the lesser Irishs. Some really good dialogue ("Yes is the answer to each of those questions. In that order"), but the whole thing is such a mess - there are big chunks of it "missing" (i.e. I think they need to be there), mostly notably the first sex scene and then what happens after Vila takes Avon to the medibay. I like Avon being stupidly heroic, obviously - and I quite like the rough sex. But... it's a mess, as I say. [1]
After [Forgiveness, another story in the zine], it was a relief to turn to Irish's "Sentiment," another of her knowledgable stories about Avon and Blake, where Avon starts flirting with Blake to annoy Jenna but finds himself caught by his own manipulations. While Irish doesn't shy away from the inherent A/B angst, she always manages to steer her protagonists through their conflicts to a convincingly happy ending and she keeps an observant eye on the rest of the Liberator's crew as well. [2]


  1. from a whole zine review at aralias's journal, also see Rebel Desires, March 12, 2015
  2. a review by Nova, undated