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1st-Oct-2009 12:00 am Long live the Queen by monimala (R)
Someone just pointed this story out to me, so my last night of posting will start with it. Because it's Aliens and it's REALLY Aliens!

Fandom: MICHAEL BIEHN CHARACTERS - Cpl. Dwayne Hicks from Aliens
Pairing: Dwayne Hicks/Ellen Ripley 
Length: short
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] monimala
Author's website: malasita.com

Why this must be read:
Because Aliens 3 and 4 never happened, THIS did! And because it shows how hard it must be to have survived what happened in Aliens - how do you ever go on from that, and from knowing what's out there? Not to mention that for Ripley it's the second time she has survived. But this time she's at least not on her own.

One of the comments says it all: "I'd list my favourite parts but, omg, it would be too hard to choose because it is all brilliant!" Although I agree, I want to give a tiny snippet of an excerpt anyway:


He kisses her back like he's afraid she might break, and she quickly disabuses him of that notion. She's stronger than anyone would ever give her credit for. Capable of Herculean feats. Like pulling his T-shirt from his waistband and then ripping it in two. Shoving him backwards until his legs hit the edge of the bed. Devouring him, consuming him, breathing him in.


Long live the Queen



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26th-Sep-2009 11:03 pm VID REC: Terminator/Aiens - Don't take your love away
Since I didn't want to clutter up all of Friday I've put a wait between my vidrecs. But I couldn't leave Aliens out of it. Unfortunately my favorite Aliens vids seem to have dissappeared, as happens on YouTube ;-( Therefore I'll rec one who's every bit as good, but not only Aliens, it's the Terminator as well. What can I say, there are a LOT of Terminator vids out there! No wonder when a movie is that good *g* 

Fandom: MICHAEL BIEHN CHARACTERS - Kyle Reese from Terminator/Dwayne Hicks from Aliens
Vidder: Baronessa
Musical artist: VAST
Pairing: -
Vidder on LJ: don't know
Vidder's website: I only know the you tube channel: Baronessa

Why this vid kicks ass:

It's the music... wonderful song IMO. And how the images of first Reese, than Hicks, Reese, again, HIcks, those awesome marines entering the station on LV-426 fit to it.... It's how it shows why so many people became an instant fan of Michael Biehn when watching one of these two movies.


The Best of Michael Biehn from Aliens and The Terminator


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2nd-Sep-2009 10:00 pm "Gunshots and Cigarettes" by TheSummoningDark (R)

And I wanted to rec this Aliens story immediately after the previous one. Because this one could have happened, like a missing scene, seen and experienced from Hicks' POV.

Fandom: MICHAEL BIEHN CHARACTERS - CPL. DWAYNE HICKS FROM ALIENS
Pairing:  Hicks/Hudson
Length: short
Author on LJ: [info]the_summoning_d
Author Website: unknown

Why this must be read:
Because this is so utterly, utterly canon, a rare thing with Aliens stories. Hicks is, well, Hicks, and Hudson is also exactly that, Hudson. Trying to keep it together. And the end is bittersweet.... Because, well, you known, it's Aliens.


Excerpt:

“We fucked this one up big time, didn’t we?”
“True.”
“We probably don’t have long left,”
“It’s likely.”
“I don’t want to die like this.”
“Too bad.”

He laughed bitterly and ran a hand through his hair. Although I’d never admit it, the hopelessness of our situation was getting to me too. This was the first time I’d ever been certain we weren’t going to make it. It was frightening, but at the same time liberating. When death is imminent, everything else is put into perspective. You do things you wouldn’t do under normal circumstances, because you know you won’t have to deal with the consequences.

He kissed me. And because it seemed like a good idea at the time, I kissed him back.


Gunshots and cigarettes


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2nd-Sep-2009 03:53 am Presence of the Predator by Katzilla (PG-13)
My second rec is also from one of Michael Biehn's most famous movies, Aliens.


Fandom: MICHAEL BIEHN CHARACTERS - CPL. DWAYNE HICKS FROM ALIENS
Pairing: -
Length: about 110 kb (and I hope I did that right) or in other words: nicely long, but not overlong
Author on LJ: unknown
Author Website: the author has her stories on the fanfic net
Warning: violence (hey, it's Aliens!)

Why this must be read:

It's hard to find a good Aliens story, and with that I mean one who manages to capture that battle between the marines and those frightful predators as depicted in the movie. Maybe that's because almost everyone died in the movie...  But this story does just that: capture the grittiness, awfulness and plain horror of fighting against such an alien and ferocious enemy. A fight for your life. And Cpl. Dwayne Hicks is in the middle of it, knowing full well what they are facing even if no one else does.

Very well written, and a small movie in itself.


Presence of the Predator


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26th-Dec-2007 10:49 am Songvid Oddities: Multi-fandom SuperWomen - Bionic
Vidder: Katheryn
Musical artist: Melanie Doane
Pairing: None
Vidder on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] tallulah71
Vidder's website: Fascination Street
Why this vid kicks ass: How inspired was [livejournal.com profile] tallulah71 to make this vid? Superwomen being super! (And also quite womanly :) Do I really need to sell it more than that? Soooooooper women!

Bionic
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16th-Feb-2005 02:10 am Star Wars: The Phantom Menace/ Alien (NC-17)
Title: Fear by Sleeps With Coyotes
Pairing: Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan, Obi-Wan/well...um...something
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] ciceqi
Author Website: Blood, Love & Rhetoric
Why this must be read:

Imagine the full horror and abomination of the Alien universe. Add two Jedi knights and their powers of telepathy and mind-control. Then take the disturbing sexual undertone which seems to have increased with every new Alien movie and dial it up to max. What you end up with might look something like this.

Fear is a gruesome story, and you need to consider the warnings very seriously before you start reading, but it is not, contrary to what the warnings might make you think, in any way a sensationalist story. It contains extreme horror, yes, as well as sexual acts that even the most seasoned reader may find repulsive, but these aspects are there only as necessary parts of what amounts to one of the most well-conceived crossovers ever written. Because there is a reason why putting a Jedi face to face with the monsters of Alien is a brilliant idea, and that reason is fear.

"Fear is the path to the dark side," Yoda tells Anakin in The Phantom Menace. "Fear leads to anger... anger leads to hate...hate leads to suffering." This is one of the most fundamental tenets of the Jedi philosophy and one of the crucial concepts upon which the whole Star Wars universe rests. But what happens when the terror you are forced to confront is so inconceivably vast that the only response possible is fear? When you find yourself in a waking nightmare where fear and anger are the only things left to keep you alive? What are you supposed to do then? What can you do, and how will you be able to bear it? This story puts those questions front and centre, directly confronting the problems inherent in the "fear leads to the dark side" philosophy in a way that I've never seen anywhere else.

And apart from all that, Fear is also an incredibly exciting action story, fast-paced and heart-stopping, guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat. I've never come across a fic that really brings home the excellence of the Jedi as warriors quite like this, and the Qui-Gon here, driven by fear for his captive Obi-Wan, kicks ass to a degree that had me alternately cheering, awe-struck and afraid for his sanity if his efforts to save his Padawan should turn out to be in vain - an outcome that the unique nature of this story makes entirely posssible. You don't know what will happen as you make your way through, and that's one of the reasons why I find this fic so amazing. I honestly can't recommend it highly enough.


Fear
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