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31st-Dec-2009 10:13 am One Hundred Words: BDS by: karisah (R)
Fandom: BOONDOCK SAINTS
Pairing: Some Connor/Murphy MacManus
Length: 100 stories 100 words each
Author on LJ: Unknown
Author Website: Karisah FF.net profile
Why this must be read: These are wonderfully done with only 100 words Karisah makes you laugh, cry and/or feel sorrow in all the best ways. All the drabbles can stand alone but I recommend reading them all. They are organized with 10 chapters and 10 drabbles in each chapter. Author's Warnings: These are MY Connor and Murphy and the rest of the gang. Rocco loves vanilla and raw onions. Connor's favorite color is orange. Murphy likes to draw. Please, deal with my quirks as they transfer to the characters. There is some character death. You may see the twins as youngsters. You may read a story completely about a minor character. There are OCs. Since there are a hundred of them, if you don't like one of the stories, skip it and move on.

One Hundred Words: BDS
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13th-Dec-2009 06:29 pm Languages by dubh_ceol (R)
Fandom: BOONDOCK SAINTS
Pairing: Connor/Murphy MacManus
Length: one-shot
Author on LJ: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Author Website:
Why this must be read: I think that this needs to be read because it shows that Connor and Murphy don't need to speak to know what the other one is thinking.

Languages
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10th-Dec-2009 12:06 pm Minutes Apart by fallofacentury (Teen)
Fandom: BOONDOCK SAINTS
Pairing: Can be viewed as Connor MacManus/Murphy MacManus or GEN
Length: 205 wonderfully used words
Author on LJ: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Author Website: More fic at FF.Net
Why this must be read: This is one of those story's that only takes 3-5 minutes to read but keeps you thinking all day about it. [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com] manages to capture both Murphy's way of being raw and passionate and Connor's way of being tried and true but at the same time show how they need each other to survive.


Minutes Apart
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5th-Dec-2009 12:07 pm Tease by dubh_ceol (NC-17)
Fandom: BOONDOCK SAINTS
Pairing: Connor MacManus/Murphy MacManus
Length: about 1,360
Author on LJ: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Author Website:
Why this must be read: This is pure porn but it's well written and in character porn featuring bondage. I just really like this story alot. It never fails to make me smile when I'm having a horrible day and it always makes me go *oh boys*.

Excerpts )
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3rd-Dec-2009 03:31 pm Security by: TsukiKarp (PG13)
*Waves* Hi everyone! I'm going to try and do two or three recs a week. Most will be Connor/Murphy but I will through some gen in every once-in-while.


Fandom: BOONDOCK SAINTS
Pairing: Could easily be seen as Connor MacManus/Murphy MacManus
Length: One-Shot
Author on LJ: TsukiKarp is no longer on LJ
Author Website: Unknown
Why this must be read: This is a Gap-filler for the night the boys spend in the prison cell. I like it because it's a good look into Connor's head. It also shows what the boys childhoods could have been like. The author doesn't ignore how close the boys but shows that they always been this way.

Excerpt from Security )

Security
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1st-Dec-2009 03:48 pm Boondock Saints Updated Fandom Overview
Updated Boondock Saints Fandom Overview




Boondock Saints was a cult classic from 1999. Now back with a sequel featuring most of the original cast this little cult classic about a pair of Irish fraternal twins who victimize the mob is getting introduced to a whole new generation of very exited fans.

Character list )
Movie Summary and Fandom )
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31st-Jul-2008 06:07 pm BOONDOCK SAINTS/CONSTANTINE and BOONDOCK SAINTS/CONSTANTINE/SUPERNATURAL (R)
Title: Blood of the Saints and Every Time I Look in the Mirror
Fandom: BOONDOCK SAINTS/CONSTANTINE and BOONDOCK SAINTS/CONSTANTINE/SUPERNATURAL
Pairing: Connor/Murphy
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] ladyjanelly
Author Website: BDS tag at Author's Journal
Why this must be read: I missed crossover day! That made me so sad I can't even express it. So... I'm making up for it now and hope the mods forgive my lateness!

Blood of the Saints and it's sequel, Every Time I Look in the Mirror, are based on a concept that is done amazingly well. Blood of the Saints crosses over with Constatine, and Constantine's voice is pitch perfect and his opinion of the MacManus twins is sharp, biting and blunt. The plot is subtle, but very present, and the idea behind the plot is vastly engaging.

The sequel, Every Time I Look in the Mirror, takes place after a time jump of irrelevant length and crosses over the MacManus brothers with the Winchester brothers. The twincest is far more subtle and this story can be read without reading Blood of the Saints, as long as you read the author's notes. I was completely enthralled by this fic and knew I wanted to rec it as soon as the mods tapped me for the month!

Both fics are pitch perfect, but the sequel is really the fic I wanted to rec here. I hope you all enjoy them both!

This will be my last BDS rec and it's been a hell of a ride. :D


Excerpt from Blood of the Saints )


Excerpt from Every Time I Look in the Mirror )

Blood of the Saints

Everytime I Look in the Mirror
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31st-Jul-2008 04:33 pm Security by tsukikarp (PG)
Fandom: BOONDOCK SAINTS
Pairing: Gen (although can be read as Connor/Murphy)
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] tsukikarp
Author Website: Unknown
Why this must be read: Set that night in the jail cell after the Russians changed everything, this is a look at how Connor coped with the stress of the day. It's really beautifully done.


Excerpt )


Security
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31st-Jul-2008 04:13 pm Godless Nights by slashbert (PG)
Fandom: BOONDOCK SAINTS
Pairing: Gen (although can be vaguely read as Connor/Murphy)
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] slashbert
Author Website: None found, other than her LJ.
Why this must be read: This fic, short though it be, sheds light on a question that is never directly asked, but often wondered in the film. How do Connor and Murphy live with the path they have taken?



Excerpt )


Godless Nights
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31st-Jul-2008 04:02 pm Lacking Hindsight by gymnopedies (PG13)
Fandom: BOONDOCK SAINTS
Pairing: Ma/Pa MacManus (Ma/Il Duce)
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] gymnopedies
Author Website: None found, other than her LJ.
Why this must be read: Because as fascinating as the boys are (and they really are!), I've always wondered what sort of woman raised them even more. They obviously have a close relationship with their mother (based on the outtakes of the film). What sort of woman was she? And what did she think of them? And what happened between her and Il Duce?



Excerpt )


Lacking Hindsight
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28th-Jul-2008 09:07 pm No Matter How Many Fish in the Sea (PG)
Fandom: BOONDOCK SAINTS
Pairing: None, Gen.
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] tailwind
Author Website: Unknown
Why this must be read: This is an interesting look at what might have been before the movie began. The lives the brothers led is shrouded in mystery, and this is one possible explanation for how they became the men they became – not the Saints, but the brothers, the friends, the linguists, the scholars, the men themselves.



Excerpt )


no matter how many fish in the sea
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28th-Jul-2008 08:13 pm Tongue-Tied by dien (NC17)
Fandom: BOONDOCK SAINTS
Pairing: Duffy/Smecker/Tie
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] dien
Author Website: BDS tag at author's journal
Why this must be read: OMG, hot. HOT HOT HOT.

Also, Smecker + Duffy + tie = my new OT3. *grins*

Other reasons to read this include the incredible Smecker characterization, the brilliant Duffy insights, and the abuse of an innocent silk tie.

But mostly, the HOT.

Excerpt )

Tongue-Tied
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27th-Jul-2008 09:23 pm Communion by Guede-Mazaka (PG-13)
Fandom: BOONDOCK SAINTS
Pairing: Connor/Murphy/Smecker
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] guede_mazaka
Author Website: Author’s BDS Tag
Why this must be read: Smecker is too old to be blinded by nothing more than a tight ass in blue jeans.

But the Saints offer more than temptations of the flesh.

This was beautifully done and haunting. Smecker is in over his head…

Author's Summary: The fleeting nature of sacrament.

Excerpt )

Communion
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27th-Jul-2008 08:50 pm Wholly of Blue by ranalore (Gen)
Fandom: BOONDOCK SAINTS
Pairing: Gen
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] ranalore
Author Website: Author’s BDS Fic at her website
Why this must be read: Because everyone who saw the movie wondered where the boys got their tats. This story gives us one plausible explanation that rings true in a sad and bittersweet way.

Pre-film, this gives us a glimpse into men who are set to become more than the sum of themselves.

Author's Summary: Of tattoos and partings.

Excerpt )

Yuletide Archive: Wholly of Blue
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27th-Jul-2008 08:27 pm Devotion by dien (R)
Fandom: BOONDOCK SAINTS
Pairing: Connor/Murphy
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] dien
Author Website: BDS tag at author's journal
Why this must be read: Beautiful, tragic, sad. This is a short fic and I don’t want to give too much away. A prayer for forgivness from a brother who wants what he can't have.

Excerpt )

Yuletide Archive: Devotion
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14th-Jul-2008 08:24 pm 15 Minutes From Hell by wook77 (R)
Fandom: BOONDOCK SAINTS
Pairing: Connor/Murphy
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] wook77
Author Website: BDS tag at author's journal
Why this must be read: This is the second fic I’ve recced by [livejournal.com profile] wook77 and I make no apologies for it. I’m trying to rec the best of the best, and quite simply, both fics I’m reccing are in that category.

15 Minutes from Hell is an incredibly complicated, plotty, brilliant fic that explores the consequences of the question, "Do you possess the fortitude - the strength of will - to go as far as is needed?" Sometimes, you don't know what is needed until it's almost too late. What happens if God suddenly stops talking to you?

Author's Summary: Ever since they took care of Yakavetta, they've been slipsliding until Murphy feels like their fifteen minutes from hell. Fifteen minutes and one confession and it's not the place either Connor or he should be. Something's gotta give.

Excerpt )

Yuletide Archive: 15 Minutes From Hell

Author's Journal: 15 Minutes From Hell
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14th-Jul-2008 08:06 pm Saint's Progress by empy (PG)
Fandom: BOONDOCK SAINTS
Pairing: None. Gen.
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] empy
Author Website: Memories
Why this must be read: This is a breathtaking look at the irreversible moments that led Conner and Murphy to become the Saints of Boston. It was not an easy or comfortable path - but it was the one that rose up to meet their feet.

This fic is beautifully written and insightful into the characters and the choices that they made, often because they had no other choice.

Excerpt )

Yuletide Archive: Saint’s Progress

LJ: Saint's Progress
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9th-Jul-2008 12:30 pm Caitlin's Memory by Red3 (T)
Fandom: BOONDOCK SAINTS
Pairing: None. Gen.
Author on LJ: Unknown
Author Website: FF.NET
Why this must be read: The explosive ending of the movie was just the first step for the MacManus Saints, but for other people in the courtroom, it represented endings and beginnings of different sorts.

This fic is from the POV of the red haired woman whom Il Duce gently tells, "you must watch, it’ll all be over soon.” Who was she? Why was she there? This fic answers those questions and gives us a glimpse at an outsider's perspective of the Saints' mission.

I actually went and searched through my FF.net reviews to refind this story so I could share it. I read it ages ago, but it still lingers in my mind.

Author's Summary: The memory and reaction of Caitlin, the red-haired young woman in white from the courtroom scene. Her life after the BDS and how she is affected by Il Duce's touch and words.

Excerpt )

Caitlin's Memory
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7th-Jul-2008 11:08 am Playing Soldier by wook77 (PG-13)
Fandom: BOONDOCK SAINTS
Pairing: None. Gen.
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] wook77
Author Website: BDS tag at author's journal
Why this must be read: This was written (for me, I confess!) as a Yuletide Treat this past year and it manages, in less than a thousand words, to fill in so many blanks in the story of Connor and Murphy.

How did they learn to fight so viciously? Why does Connor always know that Murphy can take care of himself? These are the questions that are tackled in this fic and the answers left me breathless. The prose is gorgeous. The tale rings true.

Author's Summary: There's a history of violence there. One that tells Connor that Murphy can take care of himself. After all, they've been playing soldier for years.

Excerpt )

Yuletide Archive: Playing Soldier

Author's Journal: Playing Soldier
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1st-Jul-2008 09:22 am First Time by gelfling8604 (PG13)
Welcome to The Boondock Saints Tour!

Quick Driver's Note: As irony has it, two fandoms I requestd to rec in came due the same month! No worries! I shall do my best to do a good job with both fandoms!

Check out the Boondock Saints fandom overview if you need a refresher (although it looks like the pictures are gone, which is sad. The boys are hot!).

My personal preferences tend towards the Gen in this fandom, but I'll be reccing a little bit of everything. ;)

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Fandom: BOONDOCK SAINTS
Pairing: The author says it's vaguely Connor/Murphy, but you really have to squint to see it.
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] gelfling8604
Author Website: Fanfiction Profile and Memories
Length: Short
Why this must be read: Because this fic is everything that is intense about Connor and Murphy. It's beautiful and heartbreaking. In a fandom most clearly marked by its violence, this is the story of how the men we see in the movies grew up to become those men, and what they were like as boys.

Author's Summary: Has nothing to do with sex. Has much to do with blood and murder. Twins at age 11.

Excerpt )


First Time
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28th-Oct-2006 10:09 pm scriptum, scripsi by tacks (PG13)
Fandom: BOONDOCK SAINTS
Pairing: Gen, Connor and Murphy MacManus (it can be read as Connor/Murphy, if you try, though :) )
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] tacks
Author Website: her lj works.
Why this must be read: [livejournal.com profile] tacks is one of my favorites. It's hard for me to pick a story (though she does a kick ass crossover, let me tell you) but I think this one truly sheds the best light on the characters and her writing style. It's not nice and flowery and flowing - it's more like someone dumped the bucket over you. It's half stream of conscious half nit picky wording about characters with a little room left for pure emotions. It's all over and goes into corners most people forgets - and it seems so fucking real.

Connor feels like he’s forgetting things already. How to be anything but this. The running fast, the killing, the kneeling, the sounds of the coins sliding together in his palm like pools of shrapnel he baptises with.
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28th-Oct-2006 09:56 pm Fed up for the longest by tailwind (PG or so)
Fandom: BOONDOCK SAINTS
Pairing: Gen, Connor and Murphy MacManus
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] tailwind
Author Website: her journal
Why this must be read:This might not have happened. Might not have, but could have. It takes a premise - one that may or may not be true - and explains it, in not so many words. But it explains it enough so that by the last line, you're going "oh shit." I know I rec'd something by [livejournal.com profile] tailwind already, but if you haven't got the drift, get your lazy bum over to this kids journal and read the fics! They're all absolutely amazing, I just picked a few to share. In any case, this is a nice piece of background that just slides into the world and while it hasn't got a huge effect on how you see the movie, it gives the characters a slight nudge into walking off the TV screen and becoming more three dimensional.

Fed up for the longest.
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21st-Oct-2006 10:44 pm Harnessed in Slums by tailwind (pg13 or so)
Fandom: BOONDOCK SAINTS
Pairing: Gen: Mrs MacManus, Connor and Murphy MacManus
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] tailwind
Author Website: her journal
Why this must be read: This story explores the twins when they were younger, and also gives a look into why - how - they could become what they are, and do what they do, despite that murder, sanctioned by God or not, is still a social evil. It gives a glimpse into the reason for the twins complete noncholance at the deaths that they cause, and reason for them to be so driven by "truth" and "justice".

Connor and Murphy are, in fact, just about shorter than all their cousins.
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20th-Oct-2006 09:07 pm Underground by guede_mazaka (PG-13)
Fandom: BOONDOCK SAINTS
Pairing: Gen, Paul Smecker
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] guede_mazaka
Author Website: her journal is tagged nicely, by fandom
Why this must be read: If you want intense, in character Smecker, this is the author for you. The way she sees him - and writes him - is so dead on you'd think that Willam Dafoe is right there in the story pulling off a gay FBI agent in you mind. It's clear and sharp and full of the gray that defines the man. It's intense in the way it doesn't demean the story by giving it a happy ending, but an ending true to the characters despite it all. All of her fics have Smecker written out perfectly, but this one just pushes how dark the twins' path might take Smecker.

It’s an ideal place for furtive meetings.
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19th-Oct-2006 11:52 am records of the world by lil_neko (pg to pg13)
Fandom: BOONDOCK SAINTS
Pairing: Connor/Murphy MacManus
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] lil_neko
Author Website: a here fic (all fandoms) is here
Why this must be read: because it's short but sweet (in a bitter way, a way that makes you frown, because really, isn't that the truth?) and written in her own, uniquely amazing way. I don't kno what you'd call her style, but it's amazing, and somehow it always comes together (and leaves you going "wait, that's the end?" even though the ending fits so right. Not usually happy, the fics always make you think, and this is no exception.

The world revolves around simple news, simple plans, simple minds, simple motivations, simple words, simple marketing, and one simple notion.
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19th-Oct-2006 02:30 am Empty Hallways by calvin_would (PG-13)
Fandom: BOONDOCK SAINTS
Pairing: Gen with some implied Connor/Murphy MacManus
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] calvin_would
Author Website: check her lj, though I can't find a list anywhere
Why this must be read: This is one of those fics that really will make you cry. I loved it the first time, and the next time, and still do now. It's set "quite a ways in the future", but somehow the characterization is dead on.

The hall is silent.

Now that I've conquored my internet issues, I've got a few rec's lined up.
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12th-Oct-2003 05:58 pm Boondock Saints fic: Soul Aspiring by Stone Princess (NC-17)
Title: Soul Aspiring
Fandom: Boondock Saints
Pairing: Connor/Murphy
Rating: NC-17
Author Website: A Shadow Proves the Substance True

Why this must be read: I feel a little silly reccing myself, but I think this fic is really indicative of just how dirtywronghot this fandom can be. Contains elements of incest and heavy, heavy religious overtones. Twinseks and praying is where it's at, kids.
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12th-Oct-2003 05:50 pm Boondock Saints fic: Daddy by Eviltwin (PG-13)
Title: Daddy
Fandom: Boondock Saints
Pairing: Connor/Murphy
Rating: PG-13
Author Website: The Showcase

Why this must be read: A sweet, domestic fic, with just the right amount of angst to keep the sweetness from rotting your teeth. Full of pleasant bickering, humour, longing and genuine tenderness.

Sequel: Soft (NC-17)
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12th-Oct-2003 05:34 pm Boondock Saints fic: Smelling the Flowers by Meixia (PG-13)
Title: Smelling the Flowers
Fandom: Boondock Saints
Pairing: Connor/Murphy
Rating: PG-13
Author Website: Vexed and Glorious

Why this must be read: It's a good introduction to the characters as they appear in fic. The PG-13 rating and the subject matter won't squick new readers leery of the twincest.

Meixia's writing takes you physically into the place of the story: you can smell the air, see the colors. Her Connor and Murph are the boys of the movie pulled into the real world, yet she still manages to create an element of fantasy that keeps you thinking after the story is over.
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26th-Sep-2003 01:59 pm The Boondock Saints: An Overview
I've tried to keep movie spoilers to a minimum (as much as I can and still talk about it).

Pics and Bios )

Synopsis/Background )

Major fic archives:

Veritas Fic (not officially open until Oct 1).
[livejournal.com profile] bds_fic

This is a relatively new and fairly small fandom. Folks on the Veritas Fic mailing list can probably answer any questions you have.

Comment to add anything I missed!
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