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May. 13th, 2008 | 07:36 pm

HAY GUYZ.

I come bearing a Roswell fic rec for all the Cliffhanger fans on my flist. I am basically spamming everyone I know about this story. It's pretty much amazing.

Oh, also, the writer also writes Harry/Hermione and I know many of you out there are fans of that pairing, so check out her other stories as well, you won't be disappointed. :)

Title: Trick of the Light (6/?, WIP)
Author: Tears of Mercury (mercuryandrain
Author's site: ff.net page
Rating: Fiction Rated M
Pairing/Character: Max/Liz, Michael/Isabel, Michael/Maria, others


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emrei

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from: cherii_emrei
date: May. 14th, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)
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Cliffhanger? The characters look like people from Roswell.
am I confuzzled?

btw. HIIIII

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from: eucalyptus
date: May. 14th, 2008 01:32 am (UTC)
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Cliffhanger is the ship name for Michael/Isabel. :)

HI Del-Del!!

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emrei

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from: cherii_emrei
date: May. 14th, 2008 01:42 am (UTC)
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REally? How did they come up with that one?

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Jenny

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from: jbangelo
date: May. 14th, 2008 02:05 am (UTC)
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I think it stems from the dream sequence in Four Square where they're making out on the edge of the cliff.

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from: eucalyptus
date: May. 14th, 2008 02:11 am (UTC)
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Hey, are you the same jbangelo over at, er, what's it called, RoswellFanatics? I literally just joined there so I could follow along with this fic. :)

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Jenny

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from: jbangelo
date: May. 14th, 2008 02:15 am (UTC)
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Yep, that's me!

Since you're a big Cliffhanger fan, have you read Midwest Max's Beloved series? The fourth story, My Beloved Michael, has an awesome Cliffhanger storyline. I'm not normally much a Cliffhanger (it depends on the story for me), but I was totally rooting for them in that story.

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from: eucalyptus
date: May. 14th, 2008 02:24 am (UTC)
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OMG yes! My Beloved Michael made my list of Roswell recs. (It is currently only three stories long. That will change.) What killed me about that story was Michael getting the tattoo at the end. I mean, it was a good story, but I loved the idea of him getting this tattoo, this permanent, timeless symbol of Destiny, something he had to bleed for to get. ♥

I don't read a lot of fic either. I feel like I have high fic standards. If I find a spelling mistake in the first paragraph, I tune out. So it's the same for me. I'd rather see my pairing done well than done shoddily, and that means I don't often find fic to read and share, just because it doesn't come across that often.

Who do you ship?

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Jenny

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from: jbangelo
date: May. 14th, 2008 12:39 pm (UTC)
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I don't read a lot of fic either. I feel like I have high fic standards. If I find a spelling mistake in the first paragraph, I tune out.

Ditto! I used to read A LOT, but the longer I've been in the fandom, the pickier I've gotten about fic, to the point where I'm hardly reading any lately. (I think I've read maybe one or two fics this year.)

My #1 ship is Kyle/Isabel. I'm probably the biggest In Crowder you'll meet, lol. I'm big into the UCs, and will give most anything a try as long as it's well written. I like the CCs, too, but I've gotten a little bored with them (though I do love me some Kyle/Tess, since it's a pretty rare pairing). Really I'm just a Kyle shipper whore, lol.

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from: eucalyptus
date: May. 14th, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC)
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I LOVE KYLE! It didn't start out that way. He just grew on me like crazy. Best thing about season three, I think -- and it pains me that the actor isn't super successful because he was just so, so good.

I always liked the thought of Kyle/Isabel but have not taken the plunge into fic. Do you have any fic recs? If you are as picky as I am about fic, I'm sure they'll be good. :)

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Jenny

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from: jbangelo
date: May. 15th, 2008 02:35 pm (UTC)
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Kyle Valenti is quite possibly my favorite fictional character EVER. If it was possible to be in love with a fictioinal character, I'd totally be head over heels for him, lol.

Okay, onto the fic recs! Sadly, there is not much quality In Crowder fic out there. In fact, most of these feature them as a secondary couple.

First, a few of Midwest Max's. She is my favorite Rosfic author. I've read EVERYTHING she's ever written, lol.

The Traditional Valenti Christmas - Holiday fluff, set during Christmas of S2. I ♥ this story!

The Born to Run Series - Set sometime after Alex's death - mostly CC but has a great K/I storyline.
Born to Run
Brilliant Disguise
Reason to Believe
August & Everything After
Recovering the Satellites
This Desert Life

After Tess Series - Even though they're featured second to the CCs, this is probably my favorite K/I storyline I've read in a fic. Sometimes I go through and just read all the K/I scenes, lol.
After Tess | After Tess 2 | After Tess 3: Unfinished Business

Haunted - This one is mostly Stargazer-y, but definitely hints at an In Crowder pairing.

And some others:

The Gift by Anniepoo98 - Set after Alex's death - Kyle tries to get Isabel the perfect gift for her birthday. Get out the tissues for this one!

How Much? by Michelle K. - Short Kyle POV set during A Tale of Two Parties.

And if I can be shameless and pimp one of my own, lol:
To Sunrise from Indigo - A future fic set 10 years post-Cry Your Name. Kyle and Isabel meet up again in San Francisco. This is the longest fic I've ever written (I normally stick to five parts or less), and I had the MOST FUN writing it. :)

Those are just a handful of my favorites. I also once compiled a comprehensive list of In Crowder fics HERE, though to be honest, I don't know how many of the links are still working. :(

Edited at 2008-05-15 02:38 pm (UTC)

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from: eucalyptus
date: May. 20th, 2008 10:18 pm (UTC)
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Oh, that's awesome. I'm going to spend some serious quality time with those. THANK YOU! NO, really, thank you so much. ♥

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from: eucalyptus
date: May. 14th, 2008 02:13 am (UTC)
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Yeah, that's how Michael and Isabel first became aware of their "destiny" (aka, past lives) -- they had these dreams in which they basically had sex on cliffs in the desert near the pods where they were born.

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emrei

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from: cherii_emrei
date: May. 15th, 2008 01:52 am (UTC)
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I vaguely remember that.
I still can't believe Isabel got married.. and then left him. gah.

y'know, i bought all three seasons. I tried watching it.. and gahhhhh. It was so boring. all that angst is not good without commercials.

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from: eucalyptus
date: May. 20th, 2008 10:19 pm (UTC)
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I know. It was just...SO FAST. Too fast for me to really get onboard with. But I guess I liked Jesse as much as I felt capable of. Wasn't his fault he married an alien. ;)

(I get bored with it at times too. Depends on what I'm in the mood for.)

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from: eucalyptus
date: May. 14th, 2008 01:41 am (UTC)
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LOL. confuzzled.

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from: eucalyptus
date: May. 14th, 2008 01:40 am (UTC)
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How disappointing was it that the show never explored that. Huh? HUH! I say.

Oh, you'll love this fic, Sandi, and it desperately needs your review if you have a moment to respond! In fact, I may have a few other recs for you. Did you ever see a post from me a long time ago with three Michael/Isabel recs? I can give you the link to it. (Roswell fandom is fairly elitist, and people who ship certain pairings, like Cliffhanger, often get shunned for it. Lollerskates.)

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from: eucalyptus
date: May. 14th, 2008 02:18 am (UTC)
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HEY NO SUCH THINK AS TOO MUCH TALKING.

I got into Roswell after the show ended. In season one I caught a few episodes, one of which was Four Square (the dreams) and stopped watching when it became clear the show wasn't going in that direction. I don't know, they were what sparked my interest. But yeah, then I got the seasons on DVD. :)

I wasn't overly annoyed with Liz either. She wasn't my favourite but I always thought it was so cool that here was this pretty, even beautiful girl, who looked like a plain jane, who was a science geek, who was very much a vanilla kind of girl, and he thought she was everything. It was her normalcy that made her so relatable. She was exactly the kind of girl girls are.

My favourite characters were Michael, Kyle and Isabel. You? ♥

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from: eucalyptus
date: May. 14th, 2008 10:45 pm (UTC)
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Aren't you an Alex/Izzie fan for Grey's? If so, I think the show is going back in that direction now. I'm not, not overly so, and I am super angry that they backtracked on George/Izzie like they did, but I can be happy for you and Betty who I think is also a fan. So, yay for you! (But I have a soft spot for Roswell season one.)

I liked the Future!Max episode, but my favourite episodes are the season two Christmas episode, which makes me cry every time, Chant Down Babylon in season three, and Isabel's birthday episode in early season two. I also love the pilot for the start of the Max/Liz stuff. So cool!

And is it wrong that Max, Michael and Isabel remind of the HP Trio? FRIENDS FOREVER!

That means Isabel is Hermione and Michael is Ron, and since Hermione and Ron ended up together, then, er, no, of course it's not wrong! Ha. (Now if Ron and Hermione were alien/human hybrid clones who had lived a past life together, we'd be coasting.)

Kyle was often overlooked because he wasn't fortunate enough to be a part of a major canon couple, but he was a really special character. I'd watch that actor if he returned to TV.

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from: eucalyptus
date: May. 20th, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC)
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I miss you and Hel too. I almost typed Hell. I'm sure she would have appreciated that/

HARK! But there are more similarities than that. Isabel/Isobel. Evans/Stevens. Isabel wanted to be a supermodel/Izzie WAS a model. Isabel was recommended a "care-oriented career"/Izzie has a care-oriented career. Both have ex-boyfriends named Alex. (Though in Isabel's case, he, er, wasn't an ex so much as he was dead. SAD.) Isabel was adopted/Izzie gave a daughter up for adoption. Isabel was an alien/Izzie sometimes acts like she's from another planet-- er, wait...

Yup, they were the skins. I think the episode you are thinking of is The Harvest? Very creeptastic. Nicholas was such a dweeb. LOL, that's right, I said it!

Oooh, you should write some Cliffhanger fic, Sandi! YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO. I'd beta read for you because that would mean I'd get to read it first out of the goodness of my heart. Ahem. I'm writing some! We'll see if I get it to the point of posting it, since so many of my fics remain unfinished. :p

BTW, fic rec:

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4267420/1/Anchor

It's a new one by Tears of Mercury, Michael/Isabel, totally amazing!

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Isabelle

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from: isabelles
date: May. 14th, 2008 02:34 pm (UTC)
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Oh my gosh! Roswell is love!
I was a die-hard Michael/Maria shipper back in the day, but this looks good. I will definitely check it out.

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from: eucalyptus
date: May. 14th, 2008 10:51 pm (UTC)
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Oh noes, Candy?! WE CANT BE FRIENDS. *flounces*

Kidding! In fact, I wish I was a Candy fan because then I would have had this great canon couple to ship. Alas, Michael and Isabel in Four Square was the first Roswell episode I ever watched, and it stuck. Fortunately for my friends list, I don't rec just anything. Doesn't mean it's your taste, but it DOES mean you won't get a typo in the first sentence. :p

If you read it, definitely consider leaving a review for the author if youdon't mind. I know she'd love to hear from readers (especially those who might ship something opposed to what couples are in the story). ♥

Oh, and the fic is up at RoswellFanatics.net too, if you are a member there.

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Rachael

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from: mercuryandrain
date: Jul. 6th, 2008 11:26 pm (UTC)
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Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I'm actually, with much hyperventilation, beginning work on the seventh chapter of this story, so keep an eye on your inbox. ;)

Also, since you've been incognito on ff.net, RF, and FanForum lately, I thought I would let you know that I've put up another Cliffie one-shot and that the Cliffhanger thread over on FanForum is putting together a new OP! Lots of exciting stuff happening, basically. I miss seeing you around, and hope all is well.

Rachael

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