Terminus (Blake's 7 story)

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Title: Terminus
Author(s): M. Fae Glasgow
Date(s): 1991
Length:
Genre: slash
Fandom: Blake's 7
External Links: online here

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Terminus is an Blake's 7 Avon/Blake story by M. Fae Glasgow.

It was published in Oblaque #5 and is online.

Reactions and Reviews

MUSE OF FIRE RESPONSIBLE: M. Fae Glasgow

HAS POOR VILA BEEN DRAGOONED INTO THIS SHITSHOW? Vila

WHY ARE BLAKE AND AVON DOOMED THIS WEEK? Blake is hella dead, and by the end of the fic so’s Avon.

EDITOR’S NOTE: at least it’s short

PROSE: okay? ish?

OVERALL: Too MUCH dialogue in this one. I have rarely met an almost-all-dialogue fic that worked for me. This is, like many of them, really circular–the same 4 ideas over and over.

At the end of pg 5 everything goes mad in an unproductive way. I mean maybe I could buy this Avon MO, but the all-dialogue framework gives it very little room to breathe?

Avon goes a bit interestingly crazy on page 6.

What is the /point/ of the way Vila loves him in these things? It seems just there to like–frame Avon and present him in this Glow Of Love, supposed to pass from character to story-frame to reader. And I don’t have this relationship with this character. I love Avon, sure, but I don’t want to PERSONALLY love/schtupp him, and I don’t have a great deal of or interest in Glow of Absolution. It puts me the hell off. I also feel this really evacuates him. Without his weaknesses, how can his strengths mean anything? Without his rough edges, he loses definition: who is he then, beyond a moderately attractive man cathected out of all proportion?

Asked a friend who I thought might have more insight: “idk but I will say, as someone with an official Avonistan passport, that this ALSO does not work for me”

What’s Blake up to in this fic (pre-dying, obvs)? Not sure.

Can’t really imagine Avon saying ‘crap’. One line away from ‘shall’, as well. The ‘sitting’ thing at the end is like ???

Why are we lifting a Big Blake Line for Vila here and why? Idk, feels awkward/cheap.

Another AVON AND VILA HAVE KNOWN EACH OTHER AAAAGES, I think? Which always strikes me as like–weird/why/why do you feel you don’t need to précis that at allll? [1]

References

  1. review by Erin Horáková as part of a series: see Oblique Reviews -- Oblique Reviews #10, Archived version (January 23, 2017)