[identity profile] caitriona-3.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Tin Man
Pairing: DG/Wyatt Cain
Fandom #: 28
Special Recs: 91-94

Fic Title: Soon - Now
Author: Mad_Lori
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/series/23057
Rating/Warning(s): R - Rape/Non-con warning
Genre: Hurt/Comfort, Angst
WIP?: Series says no

Special Rec #: 91

Why This Must Be Read: At the moment this is a two-parter, but the series is not marked complete, so maybe there'll be more? DG & Cain are taken prisoner, and there is nothing more painful than watching the torture of a loved one. I don't normally read or recommend dark fics, but the second one-shot does end on a hopeful note. I wanted to recommend this because the author treats the situation with appropriate seriousness. There is no "after-school special" and everything's okay by the end of the hour.

Abstractions )

Escaping )

Rule the World )
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[identity profile] aj.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Tin Man
Pairing: DG/Wyatt Cain (Kind of?)
Fic Title: Follow You Home
Author: ErinM
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4356955/1/Follow_You_Home
Rating/Warning(s): PG. Post-series.
Genre: Friendship. Very (very) slight romance. Introspection. Angst.
WIP?: Complete.

Why This Must Be Read: Right, so a couple years (yeesh) ago, I wound up reading a bunch of Tin Man fic. Love or hate the source, there is some damn find fanfic out there. During one of my many, many, many hours of trolling FF.net, I ran across this story, and it's one that's stuck with me since. Most of the fic for Tin Man focuses on the staying in or redevelopment of The O.Z. This is not the case for this story. In this, DG leaves, and Cain follows. And while that also seems kind of cliche, this story is anything but. Definitely more of a friendship story than a romance, this is a fabulous exploration of two people who are outside of pretty much everything, and their attempts to deal. I also love that the ending, and DG and Cain's relationship in that ending, is ambiguous. Seriously, a really, really good story.
[identity profile] bookworm8571.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Tin Man
Pairing: DG/Wyatt Cain
Fic Title: Pirates of the Nonestic
Author: KLCtheBookworm
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5860495/1/Tin_Man_Pirates_of_the_Nonestic
Rating/Warning(s): M, explicit sex
Genre: Romance/Adventure
WIP?: Complete in 44 chapters

Why This Must Be Read: This is a really fun novel-length story that sets DG and Wyatt Cain off on a pirate adventure. She runs away, he goes after her, they're abducted by slavers, they befriend pirates, they are heroic, they fall in love. The author spent a lot of time on world building and has even created a map and character bios for the various original characters she introduces. She's brought in some elements from Gregory Maguire's Oz and the classic Return to Oz series as well. The characterization of DG's mother Queen Lavender Eyes is different here. She makes the Wicked Witch look not quite so bad by comparison!
[identity profile] bookworm8571.livejournal.com
Fandom Category:Tin Man
Pairing:DG/Wyatt Cain
Fic Title:Survival with Grace and Power
Author:Lattelady
Link:http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4187262/1/Survival_With_Grace_And_Power
Rating/Warning(s):Mature audiences, explicit sex
Genre:Romance/angst
WIP?:Complete in two chapters

Why This Must Be Read:Well-written if angsty fic about an emotionally damaged DG and Cain healing one another.

Fandom Category:Tin Man
Pairing:DG/Wyatt Cain
Fic Title:Coffee Saucer Eyes; sequel Abstractions
Author:Lady Sidereal
Link:http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4511979/1/Coffee_Saucer_Eyes; http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4514228/1/Abstractions
Rating/Warning(s):K, suitable for all audiences
Genre:Humor, friendship
WIP?:complete in one chapter

Why This Must Be Read:"Coffee Saucer Eyes" is a cute story about the first meeting of Wyatt Cain, just sworn in as a Tin Man, and a five-year-old princess DG. Some foreshadowing of a future relationship when DG is an adult. "Abstractions" is its sequel.
[identity profile] bookworm8571.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Tin Man
Pairing: DG/Wyatt Cain
Fic Title:Oestrus Pertabatio
Author:Purplerhino
Link:http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4722177/1/Oestrus_Perturbatio
Rating/Warning(s):M (explicit sex)
Genre:Romance/angst
WIP?:Complete in seven parts

Why This Must Be Read:The author takes a fairly common convention in fan fiction, the couple forced to have sex by an aphrodisiac or witches' curse, etc., and takes it to a higher level. The characterization and inner conflicts are all believable. Wyatt Cain lost his wife six months before and fears he will betray her memory if he succumbs to his feelings for DG; DG, under the influence of the curse and in love with Cain, is afraid Cain is only there out of friendship and he will later resent her. Their friends Glitch and Raw both feel embarrassed and conflicted about whether they could or should take Cain's place if he finds himself unable to go through with it. This is one of the better Tin Man stories I've seen, though with a few minor spelling errors.
[identity profile] n-e-star.livejournal.com
Squeaking this one in at the last minute.



Fandom Category: Tin Man
Pairing: DG/Cain with cameos of Azkadellia/Glitch and Queen/Ahamo
Fic Title: When in Rome
Author: sporkie
Link: http://sexyspork.livejournal.com/17836.html
Rating/Warning(s): R - Deals with the idea of D/s.
Genre: AU
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This was one of the first stories written after part 3 aired so you could read it just for the historical value. This was written before any of the fanon of age difference, Cain the stoic or DG the clueless-in-matters-of-the-heart came into being and it still remains as one of the most unique stories of the fandom.
[identity profile] verilyverity.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Tin Man
Pairing: Ambrose/The Queen
Fic Title: And No Birds Sing
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kseda
Link: Et voila!
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Drama
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Preseries. What are we doing in this handbasket?
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[identity profile] lothy.livejournal.com
Fandom Category: Tin Man
Pairing: DG/Wyatt Cain
Fic Title: When in Rome
Author: [livejournal.com profile] sexyspork
Link: http://sexyspork.livejournal.com/17836.html
Rating/Warning(s): R, D/s (more mentions of it than actual D/s, though)
Genre: General / Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read:

Some of the Tin Man fics I love I'll probably save in case we have a challenge sometime, but I've just reread this fic, and I had to come recommend it straight away. I read this story for the first time before seeing the Tin Man miniseries; not only was it completely understandable without knowing the fandom, but it also led to me tracking down the TV episodes to watch.

It's an AU in which dominant/submissive relationships are the norm in the Outer Zone. However, unlike the BDSM AUs in other fandoms which obviously inspired it, it's not actually about someone who's part of this culture. Rather, the central character is DG, who having grown up on the Other Side (i.e. Earth) reacts to the O.Z. relationship dynamics the way that you might expect: shock, lack of comprehension, fear at the thought of being forced to partake in such a relationship herself.

Over the course of the story (which is just over 6,000 words), she does begin to understand the dynamics a bit better; but she never "converts", despite the wishes of her parents (she's named heir to the throne, and the ruler of the O.Z. has to be dominant). Cain, who is (as anyone who knows the fandom would expect) decidedly a dominant, is the only one that accepts her as she is, and they come to a lovely compromise.

There are some typos in the story. I don't get the impression that the author is bad at SPAG, just that she didn't really proof-read. However, the typos are not bad enough to detract from the story, which is such a lovely and unusual idea; I really wish that more people would write BDSM-themed stories which really think about dynamics and play on them in original ways, rather than only writing the stereotypical S&M story.

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