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20 January 2008 @ 03:51 pm
A selection of Magnificent Seven recs  
Magnificent Seven fandom, in its heyday, was paradise on the internet for h/c fans. Seriously, long, plotty gen h/c was the most predominant form of fic in the fandom. The show was about seven gunsligners who protected a town in the old west, though about 40% of the fic out there is set in a variety of modern law-enforcement AUs. I have for y'all's pleasure one very long ensemble fic and three that focus on Ezra Standish, gambler and ex-con-man, who's perfect for h/c because he's always being Terribly Misjudged ^_^.

When Shadows Fall, epic length Magnificent Seven fic, starring all seven guys. Evil villains attempt to split the Seven up in order to take them down more easily, and an injured Buck and Vin are captured (Chris joins them in captivity eventually), and must be rescued by the rest of the team. All Seven are well characterized and have major rolls in the plot, but the main focus is on Buck, Vin, and Chris and their sufferings at the hands of the bad guys.

Bodyguards: The Name of the Game, by Jean Graham. Once upon a time, I used to visit Jean's site on a bi-weekly basis, checking for an update to this fic. Now it's finished, in all it's 300+ page, h/c-packed glory.

"Name of the Game" is the establishing story for a modern AU where the Seven are bodyguards working for a protection agency run by Chris Larabee, and features a Seven who are still learning how to work together and get along. It features a kidnapping plot gone horribly wrong, loads of backstory angst for Ezra, emotional trauma, some nice bonding between Chris and Vin and Buck and Ezra, and several character almost dying in terribly dramatic ways.

A heads up: Like all of Jean's fics, it's a downloadable pdf file and requires adobe acrobat.

Nottasha (who has since moved to SGA fandom) is probably my all-time favorite Mag7 writer, with lots of mid-length, well characterized gen action and h/c fics, most of which focus on Ezra. Two of my favorites are:

More Than Gold by Nottasha. Ezra, Buck, and JD must guard and transport a very valuable box. When the three of them are attacked in the process, misunderstandings ensue. Oh, and Ezra gets shot.

Toward the Light by Nottasha. Ezra must rescue two children trapped in a cave, getting the snot beaten out of him in the process. Really good Ezra internal monologues.
dandelion wineegelantier on January 21st, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC)
curse your sudden yet unevitable betrayal oh, here I am pulled into another h/c fandom without knowing the canon, and here go my plans to work today. thank you )
Elspethelspethdixon on January 21st, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
*grins* There's a brief rundown of the Seven (with pictures) here on Blackraptor, which is the fandom's main archive.
dandelion wineegelantier on January 21st, 2008 09:18 pm (UTC)
you're cruel, cruel person. one NotTasha's site is quite enough to ruin my work for a week at least T______T
now ummmmm, Ezra...
Elspethelspethdixon on January 21st, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC)
He has a southern accent, too.
dandelion wineegelantier on January 21st, 2008 09:23 pm (UTC)
and he charms little children and calls them 'darling'. and uses longest words possible. can't... resist... sent... help...
sidhequietcontrary on January 22nd, 2008 11:39 am (UTC)
This was just amazing and just the thing I needed... I walked to work this morning grinning like crazy because of these! I've never heard of the fandom but I've just put all the DVDs onto my quickflix list. And I've just signed up to quickflix so that I could put them on my list :)

Thanks so much for reccing them!
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Elspeth: PonderosaLizzieelspethdixon on November 6th, 2012 06:27 am (UTC)
Nice try, spambot. I'm married.