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30th-Nov-2005 10:41 am What If by CairisRin (R)
Fandom: INVISIBLE MAN
Pairing: None
Author Website: Story found on The Invisible Man Fanfic Page
Why this must be read:

And for my last rec, a lovely treat. In this AU, Darien is little more than a labrat, with no friends and no hope for a better life. You guys have been great, and it's been wonderful driving the van this month!

"Look Kid," Hobbes said sincerely as if completely understanding Darien's dilemma. "You're less then a day from QSM, we know you plan to push it again." He paused watching Darien carefully as he said, "If you let the Keeper do what she has to do, I'll take you topside, I promise."

What If
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30th-Nov-2005 10:28 am Fire-Born Child by Legion (NC-17)
Fandom: INVISIBLE MAN
Pairing: Fawkes/Hobbes
Author Website: Legion's Hidey Hole
Why this must be read:

I first discovered Legion through her many dark and sensuous Sentinel stories, but a good writer is a good writer in any fandom, as this story proves. A new counteragent drug causes Bobby to go quicksilver mad instead of Darien, forcing Darien to talk Bobby down any way he can.

Fire-Born Child
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30th-Nov-2005 10:22 am Pop Quiz by Suz (R)
Fandom: INVISIBLE MAN
Pairing: Fawkes/Hobbes, implied past Fawkes/others, Hobbes/others
Author Website: Story found on Adultfanfiction.Net
Why this must be read:

Some stories are dark. Some are playful. Some are sexy. What's damned hard is hitting all of those notes so fast and hard you give the reader whiplash and make them beg for more. From Hobbes's claims of sex on a mission in a shiek's harem to Darien's quiet confession of the worst night of his life, this is one game of Truth or Dare worth playing.

Pop Quiz
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30th-Nov-2005 10:10 am Faster's Better by Loganlover (PG)
Fandom: INVISIBLE MAN
Pairing: None
Author Website: Story found on I-Maniacs Online
Why this must be read:

This is an episode-driven story looking at how conflicted Darien was during Cat and Mouse when his old life butted up against his new one:

"I remember my uncle buying a safe for his lab when I was about 8 or 9 years old. I was down in his lab, playing with the dial, trying different combinations. He - and I'm sure he was joking here - he offered me five bucks if I could open it. I must have spent four hours with the darn thing that afternoon."

Faster's Better
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30th-Nov-2005 09:36 am VID REC: Invisible Man - Kryptonite
I know I'm late with this, but I was out of town for Thanksgiving and only just rejoined post-turkey civilization.

Vidder: Seah and Margie
Musical artist: 3 Doors Down
Pairing: Fawkes/Hobbes
Vidder's website: Seah and Margie's Vids
Why this vid kicks ass:

I can't hear 3 Doors Down on the radio anymore without running to watch this vid again. Seah and Margie do an amazing job of laying out the premise of the show, hitting all the emotional notes of the song perfectly, and then showing that the only bright spot in Darien's life is the crazy, deep relationship he has with Bobby Hobbes. It's one of my all-time favorite vids for any fandom. Go check it out.
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22nd-Nov-2005 10:49 am Earthquake by R2 (R)
Fandom: INVISIBLE MAN
Pairing: None
Author Website: Story found at I-Maniacs
Why this must be read:

An earthquake trashes the lab and shatters all the vials of counteragent, leaving Darien with a ticking time bomb in his head.

Darien turned suddenly, fury evident on his features, "I'm not some freak show you can just sit and stare at, you bastard," he spat. "Is that how you get your thrills, watching me lose my mind?"

Earthquake
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22nd-Nov-2005 10:46 am Whatever by Foxmonkey (R)
Fandom: INVISIBLE MAN
Pairing: Fawkes/Hobbes
Author Website: Story found on Slash Nexus
Why this must be read:

Because sometimes it's fun to tease.

"Bobby. I'm 6'3, wear a size 12 shoe, and when I do this," Darien fanned his fingers, "my handspan from pinky to thumb is 10 inches. Everything's in proportion, buddy. Everything. In pro-por-tion."

Whatever
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22nd-Nov-2005 10:30 am Sex Lies and Star Wars and I Know by Chalie and Suz (NC-17)
Fandom: INVISIBLE MAN
Pairing: Fawkes/Hobbes
Author Website: Through Slash-Corrupted Eyes and Slash Nexus
Why this must be read:

It's been five months and eighteen days since the morning that Hobbes and I woke up together. In this apartment, actually. These days the line between whose apartment is whose is kind of blurred. Half the stuff here's mine, mostly things I dropped that Bobby quietly cleaned and put away.

I have a toothbrush that's mine, and a couple of drawers.

I think it's the bookshelf that first scared me shitless.


Sex, Lies and Star Wars

I Know
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18th-Nov-2005 10:24 am Darien by Matthew Haldeman-Time (R)
Fandom: INVISIBLE MAN
Pairing: Fawkes/Hobbes
Author Website: Sweet Uncleanness
Why this must be read:

This was one of the first I-Man fics I ever read, and I loved it from the start. I-Man has a great aspect that your fantasies and your invisible friends (and enemies) can be real one moment and figments of your imagination the next, then back again:

Like many psychotics, he heard voices sometimes. Just sometimes. On rare occasions. They were called auditory hallucinations; usually it was just someone calling his name. "Bobby." It wasn't like "Kill the Official" or anything. (Although, if he heard a voice telling him to kill Eberts, he might consider it. He could get off for being nuts, right?) And when he heard his name, he pretended that it was Darien.

For the first time, being insane wasn't entirely terrifying.


Darien
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18th-Nov-2005 10:15 am To Be Real by Saraid (NC-17)
Fandom: INVISIBLE MAN
Pairing: Fawkes/Hobbes
Author Website: Saraid's Cognitive Dissonance
Why this must be read:

I forst found Saraid through her Sentinelfic, but this story proves she's just as deft in other fandoms. Suffering from post-traumatic stress, Darien can't shut the gland off, and starts to lose his mind when he can no longer see his face.

To Be Real
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16th-Nov-2005 02:36 pm Under the Gun by Chris and Fox (NC-17)
Fandom: INVISIBLE MAN
Pairing: Fawkes/Hobbes
Author Website: None
Why this must be read:

I just seem to be in the mood for darkfic today. This is another dark but good one.

Darien fought the cramps and shudders that ran through his body. He'd stripped down to his shorts and showered in the cold water of the filthy stall, but it hadn't helped. Now, he sat, knees drawn up, still wet, and wished he could die before it got so bad that he snapped.

The phone by his side was silent. There was no call that would come to save him. He was losing it fast and there'd be no one to stop him this time.

The phone was silent. Oh, he'd give anything to hear her icy voice right now, telling him to hold on. Telling him that she was right around the corner and that she'd be there to administer the shot of counteragent that would arrest the progress of insanity that was breaking his every inhibition and shredding his mind.


Under the Gun
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16th-Nov-2005 02:19 pm Invisible Touch by Penemuel (NC-17)
Fandom: INVISIBLE MAN
Pairing: Fawkes/Hobbes
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] penemuel
Author Website: Penemuel's Nest
Why this must be read:

I-Man is a fandom that skirts the edge of non-con on a daily basis -- when the main character is simultaneously a virtual slave to a government agency and a walking sociopath every time he misses a shot, there's just too much plot fodder to avoid it for long...

Even as Eberts nervously grabbed one of Fawkes' arms and held it as still as possible for the Keeper to jab the needle into a vein, Fawkes' turned his attention to his partner again. "You shouldn't have stopped me, Bobby," Fawkes snarled, "You could've had what you want..."

Invisible Touch 1
Invisible Touch 2
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15th-Nov-2005 01:46 pm New Treat by Tawny (NC-17)
Fandom: INVISIBLE MAN
Pairing: Fawkes/Hobbes
Author Website: Story found at AdultFanFiction.Net
Why this must be read:

Darien has fun with some of the cooling properties of quicksilver and a whole lotta chocolate sauce. Nuff said.

New Treat
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15th-Nov-2005 01:30 pm It's Not Like They Carry Signs by Tayla (PG)
Fandom: INVISIBLE MAN
Pairing: None
Author Website: Tayla's Fanfiction
Why this must be read:

Most slash fandoms tackle the gay-at-work issue one of two ways: everyone is completely fine with it, or the main characters are getting the crap beaten out of them on a regular basis over it. Tayla takes things in a quieter direction.

"How do you know?"

"Huh?" Bobby looked startled. "What do you mean?"

"How do you know you don't know any gay people. It's not like they carry signs." Darien grinned as a group of young men danced by carrying a sign that said 'We're here, We're Queer, Get used to it!' "Well not on any other day but today, that is."


It's Not Like They Carry Signs
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15th-Nov-2005 10:19 am Invisible Man/Sentinel (PG)
Title: Arnaud You Don't! by Gil Hale
Author Website: The Browsery
Why this must be read:

"Paranoid!" Blair said happily, bouncing up just as Jim was drawing breath to bellow for silence. "I knew I'd seen you somewhere before. You were the paranoid at my therapy encounter group."

The short, possible-Fed, possible-lunatic was looking at Sandburg. "Hey, that's right kid. I remember you too. Don't tell me... Panic attacks, right?"

"Right," Blair said. He turned to Jim. "We were the most normal there, so we generally got together for coffee. There were some truly weird disorders."

"The guy with the kitchen utensil phobia," the paranoid-lunatic-Fed said reminiscently.

"And the one whose wife sent him because he couldn't have sex if there was a teddy bear in the room," Blair added.

"Now that's not a common problem," paranoid's partner said, getting interested.


Arnaud You Don't!
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10th-Nov-2005 01:41 pm Typology by Miriam Heddy (NC-17)
Fandom: INVISIBLE MAN
Pairing: Fawkes/Hobbes
Author Website: Miriam Heddy's Little Corner of the Universe
Why this must be read:

Because sometimes it really sucks to put your heart out there for someone who doesn't love you back. A slow, bittersweet trip into unmarked territory.

"No, that was...that was good. I just--wanna try something. Don't look down, okay, or you'll freak."

Typology
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10th-Nov-2005 01:21 pm Practice Makes Perfect by Critterkeeper (G)
Fandom: INVISIBLE MAN
Pairing: None
Author Website: Story found at The Invisible Man Fanfiction Archive
Why this must be read:

Darien has counteragent to burn, for once, and makes the most of it. Critterkeeper actually takes a really lovely tack here, showing Darien revelling in his abilities instead of seeing them as a burden, and showing his friends what the world looks like through his eyes.

Practice Makes Perfect
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8th-Nov-2005 02:37 pm Freight Train by Basingstoke (NC-17)
Fandom: INVISIBLE MAN
Pairing: Fawkes/Hobbes
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] basingstoke
Author Website: Land of Basingstoke
Why this must be read:

Basingstoke gets the slightly flip, competitive relationship between Fawkes and Hobbes perfect here as they find something -- or someone -- to do on a stakeout.

'I, Robert Hobbes, owe my partner, Darien Fawkes, one (1) blow job.' Sign it." He handed over the receipt.

Freight Train
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8th-Nov-2005 02:16 pm Air Mattress by Suz (NC-17)
Fandom: INVISIBLE MAN
Pairing: Fawkes/Hobbes
Author Website: Story found on AdultFanfiction.Net
Why this must be read:

Because sometimes you just need hot sex and lots of it. Fawkes and Hobbes take a little unauthorized R&R while looking for Bigfoot, and things get out of hand.

Air Mattress
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7th-Nov-2005 12:11 pm No Man can do Enough for His Brother by Sally Wiget (G)
Fandom: INVISIBLE MAN
Pairing: None
Author Website: Story found on Imaniacs.org
Why this must be read:

That look. He looked so tall, so dominating, with that disappointed pout on his face. Tall? Ha. He just needed to stand to tower over Kevin. Just needed to stand. Maybe then he wouldn't feel so small.

No Man can do Enough for His Brother
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7th-Nov-2005 12:00 pm Screw the Wiseman, by Dafnap (PG)
Fandom: INVISIBLE MAN
Pairing: Implied Kevin/Keeper
Author Website: Story found at The Invisible Man Fanfiction Archive
Why this must be read:

One of my all-time favorite episodes of Invisible Man is the ep where Darien, through the miracles of memory RNA, intentionally becomes his dead brother Kevin every time he falls asleep, providing Kevin with the bizarre experience of seeing what impact his death and his life had on the people around him. So today I have two great Kevin-centric stories for your enjoyment.

When I was done reading Kevin's letter; when I was done getting angry at him for leaving this fucking thing in my head; when I was done cursing his name and screaming at his grave, I was left to wonder to wonder why, why in the name of all that is holy, do I have watermelon chapstick on my lips?

Screw the Wiseman
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4th-Nov-2005 10:31 am For the Good by XMagicalX(R)
Fandom: INVISIBLE MAN
Pairing: None
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] xparrot
Author Website: XMagicalX.Net
Why this must be read:

One of the fears that most plagued Darien during the run of the show was that the Agency was just using him, that the only reason they hadn't gotten the gland out and set him free was to keep him on indefinitely as their indentured servant. In For the Good, despite Darien's assumptions, the members of the Agency risk their careers and their lives to save Darien from his worst nightmare.

There was a room, four walls, a ceiling, a floor, a single door always locked.

There was a man in the room. They rarely allowed him outside for any length of time. When they did, he often forgot those moments. Often, too, he didn't realize he was still in the room. After all, he was insane, most of the time.

When he wasn't, he tried to escape. And he would make himself remember where he was, why he was here, as much as he could recall, as much as he knew.

They had betrayed him. That was what he remembered.

Only somehow he couldn't make himself believe it.


For the Good
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4th-Nov-2005 10:14 am Auld Lang Syne and Space Between by Adelheide (NC-17)
Fandom: INVISIBLE MAN
Pairing: Darien/OFC
Author Website: Story found at Invisible Man Fanfiction Archive
Why this must be read:

This is probably the only het or OFC I'm going to recommend this month, but it's definitely worth recommending. Maureen Silver is an interesting character, but Adelheide keeps the focus squarely on Darien's attempt to snatch a bit of normalcy for himself in his otherwise bizarre life, any way he can.

Darien smiled and released her. Maureen had to put a foot behind her to brace herself. He went to his jacket and pulled something from the pocket. He returned, holding a small square packet in his hand. For a second, she thought it was a condom. But the packet was too flat. She looked at him, the question in her eyes.

"It's a nitro glycerin patch," he explained.

Some of his weird behavior made sense now. Guilt flooded her chest, making it tight and hard to breathe. "Oh, Darien. I'm so sorry! I didn't realize you had a heart condition."

"It's not a heart condition. It's a...glandular problem. But this should help."

Maureen had an uncle who had to take nitro. He often complained of headaches afterward. She frowned and the little paper envelope. "Are you sure about this? I don't want to do anything that's going to--"

She didn't get to finish.


Auld Lang Syne
Space Between
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3rd-Nov-2005 07:44 am Points of View by Sanguine (R)
Fandom: INVISIBLE MAN
Pairing: None
Author Website: Story found at I-Maniacs Fan Club
Why this must be read:

This is probably one of the darkest stories in I-Man fandom, pushing all the doubts and ambiguities in the relationships between Claire, Bobby and Darien to the limit. It's a deliciously creepy look inside the Keeper's head.

As part of his conditioning, I always give him his shot while he sits in the chair. I make him wait just long enough to reinforce the concept that he is dependent on my actions. I use a large, old-style, glass hypodermic as part of the psychological aspect of the process. He must associate this object with his submission/reward and he must associate me as the source of it.

Points of View
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3rd-Nov-2005 07:28 am Mile High by Chalie Roucco (NC-17)
Fandom: INVISIBLE MAN
Pairing: Fawkes/Hobbes
Author Website: Through Slash-Corrupted Eyes
Why this must be read:

Chalie is one of the gifted I-Man writers who manages to do funny and sexy at the same time, which is a damned hard and very important part of the whole Bobby/Darien dynamic. Mile High is a perfect example of that, as the boys torture each other in public:

'Stop' in Darien's frame of mind actually translated here into 'fuck yeah, I'm ready when you are'.

Bobby usually had the subtitles down pat.

But then, "Cool, kid. Sure." And Bobby...Bobby stopped.

Darien was a cramped, bunched-up jumble of frustration made worse by the exquisite ache his newfound sadist of a partner had seen fit to inspire. "I'll kill you," he said, around the teeth which were well on their way to biting through his lower lip.

Bobby leaned back, smirk turned up way past eleven. "Huh. Like to see you try."


Mile High
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2nd-Nov-2005 09:23 am Paranoia by Lucy Hale (NC-17)
Fandom: INVISIBLE MAN
Pairing: Fawkes/Hobbes
Author Website: ...now I will tell you
Why this must be read:

I'm kicking this tour of the I-Man fandom off with what is probably the best-known and best-loved slash story in the fandom. Lucy Hale is one of the top two writers in the I-Man fandom (the other being Chalie Ruocco) and Paranoia not only captures Darien and Bobby perfectly, it makes great use of Bobby's ex-wife, Vivian, to show what it takes to love someone with serious mental problems.

His hand froze halfway to the light.

He had locked the door.

Of course he had. He always did. He locked the door to the apartment, and the door to his bedroom. He had the light on in the living room to make it appear to anyone looking through a window that someone was still awake in the apartment. He had his alarm set to go off if the door was opened.

His hand hesitated in midair, then dropped, leaving the light on. He knew, absolutely knew that he'd done everything he had to.

But what if he hadn't?


Paranoia
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2nd-Nov-2005 07:12 am Invisible Man Fandom Overview
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15th-Feb-2004 07:25 am The Sentinel/The Invisible Man/Stargate SG-1 (G)
Title: Actualize This by Helena Handbasket
Pairing: None
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] hhandbasket
Author Website: Handbasket Holidays
Why this must be read:

So. Take Jim and Blair, Bobby and Darien, and Jack and Daniel. Send them to a retreat that promises a "cooperative journey of self-discovery." Then sit back and watch the fun. Sharing Modules! Investigative dyads! Embracing the vocabulary of their fundamental oneness! Zats as foot massagers! Plus, there's plot.

"How should I know?" Jim snapped. "Look, you can interview him for the Discovery Channel later. I'm telling you, this guy can go invisible."

Blair snorted in that pissy way of his that said, 'you are failing to validate me and I would give you the silent treatment if I had the self-control to stop talking for more than twelve seconds.' He lasted about eight before muttering, "Great, Jim. Anything else?"

Jim looked down at his partner earnestly. "Yeah," he said. "I think they kidnapped the waiter."


Actualize This
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