Safely back from Burundi. The placed was beautiful, but the conference was very stressful. I had hoped to have some time to write, and I did, a bit, but it really wasn't the most conducive environment for creativity, so I got neither of my help_japan
fics done, for which I apologise. I'd hoped to get them done by the end of June, but that's looking less likely by the second. I got back on Friday morning (by virtue of saying "sod it" and getting a flight a few nights earlier), and on Tuesday I leave again, this time for full immersion security simulations, complete with men in balaklavas and toting AK47s. Then I get back, repack, and set off for the Isle of Wight, to see an old friend I haven't seen for months. Then I get back, repack, and set off for women traveller-specific security training, i.e. The Rape Simulation Exercise. That one promises to be a barrel of laughs for all concerned. Then I get back, have a couple of days at work doing admin-y things, repack, and set off for the Superprix at Brands. Then I get back, have a week at work, and 84 celebrations are in that weekend. Then I have another week at work, and then pack and set off for the MSVR weekender at Brands Hatch. Then I get back, etc etc.
Basically, I will be lucky to have time to breathe
, let alone write
, for the next few weeks. GAH. My existential writer-angst is made all the more poignant by the fact that both of the people I bid on for help_japan
have already finished their fics for me, and OMG they are EXCELLENT. I mean seriously, overwhelmingly good. Stuck as I was with minimal internet connectivity, they even emailed me copies I could download and read offline, which made me a very happy camper indeed.
So, without further ado, I urge you to go and read the following excellent fic. Both are Top Gear RPF
, J/J, and both are NC-17, so use your own judgement if RPF troubles you.Wise Man
[locked to AO3 registered users only] is set during the Middle East
episode because, well, I was a little bewildered that no one was writing about it when it could be the source of so much angst. So I asked for it specifically, and marginaliana
obliged with a sweet, angsty, hot fic from Jeremy's POV, centred around James's accident.
andWell After All
, which is also set during the Middle East
episode, this time from James' POV. blacktofade
asked if I had any particular wishes or kinks, and I immediately said, "awkwardness and uncertainty during first-time sex, please!" And Well After All
delivers. Boy, does it deliver. Hot and funny and awkward and brilliant
Both of these fics are absolutely amazing, and I swear I didn't arrange it to have one from James's POV and one from Jeremy's, but it made me insanely happy. You wanted Middle East
fics? THESE ARE THE DEFINITIVE ONES.