The Classification of Waterfowl

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Sentinel Fanfiction
Title: The Classification of Waterfowl
Author(s): Zelempa
Date(s): 2007
Length:
Genre: slash
Fandom: The Sentinel
External Links: online here

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The Classification of Waterfowl is a Sentinel story by Zelempa.

Reactions and Reviews

aka Jim and Blair Go On a Date By Accident. Which, all things considered, perfectly describes their canon relationship.

The absolute best part of this fic is the banter -- Zelempa's Jim and Blair voices are spot-on and sparkling and completely irresistible. Between Blair's "secret code of dating", Jim's response to Naomi asking for his birthday, and the guys' slow realization that they'd inadvertently crossed the line between friendship and dating without even noticing it, the first three-quarters of the story is driven almost entirely by dialogue so crisp it puts Sentinel canon to shame.

I have to admit that the ending does drag a bit (probably because there's too much thinking and not enough talking), but that is off-set by the characters basically explaining why smarm makes no sense. Well, that and seeing Jim attempt to translate Blair's dating code. (What can I say? I'm easy.)

A cute and fluffy fic for anyone seeking a fast read and a quick smile.[1]
A wonderful Blair-and-Jim-getting-together story, full of great banter and a lovely Ellison inner dialogue, and at the same time a really exciting adventure, with full-on Ellison senserama, fine acerbity from Banks, and Blair full of fight and resourcefulness.[2]
A wonderful Blair-and-Jim-getting-together story, full of great banter and a lovely Ellison inner dialogue, and at the same time a really exciting adventure, with full-on Ellison senserama, fine acerbity from Banks, and Blair full of fight and resourcefulness.[3]
Zelempa really does a great job skirting between the serious and the hilarious.[4]

References

  1. ^ 2010 comments at Epic Recs
  2. ^ 2013 comments at Crack Van
  3. ^ 2013 comments at Crack Van
  4. ^ 2013 comments at Crack Van