|2 Zelda fics
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Series: The Legend of Zelda
Fic: Dance With the Devil
Warnings: Beware the nasty rape scene at the outset and a good deal of general angst. And did I mention this is yaoi?
General Impressions: ...uhh...
Length: Two parts
I first recognized the author from the Rufus/Reno (FFVII) fics she once wrote, and that made me very happy because I remembered them in fondness. However, this fic of hers now is something that I'm liable not to regard kindly. Obligatory sentence variety summary: Needs work. Now to the actual fic...
It starts off with Ganondorf being all pervy and raping poor Link when he goes to save Zelda. Um, okay. All right, I can deal with that, considering I was fairly indifferent to the whole scene anyway. In fact, I spent the entire scene not in revulsion of the entire rape act (which I should have been), but pondering the occasions whereupon crying is appropriate. Now, I do realize that some people cry more often than others, but I happen to be one of those people for whom crying is rare (and consequently a big deal), so it's a bit hard for me to understand why some people (and characters) cry so much. Hey, empathy can only extend so far, you know?
Death = understandable
Anger = quite understandable
Happiness = to an extent
Depression/Self-Pity = sure
All other situations = uhhhhh...
So there, I bring to you my fault. Now, getting back on track, I, thankfully, have never been raped, so I can't even begin to imagine what it must be like. Thus the reason why I dislike reading rape fics: not because of the act, but because I can't imagine what it must feel like...and I'm quite skeptical of fanfiction helping me understand that. So really, while I feel I have no place to judge on this, it seems fairly okay to my ignorant eyes.
But honestly, I must have ADD or something because my mind kept wandering. Actually, before pondering the appropriateness of crying, I thought about this line: Link shouted in frustration, still trying to get away. "Go to Hell!"
Do the Hylians have a Heaven or Hell? I mean, I know they have the Sacred Realm and the Golden Land, which must be something like Heaven, but what about Hell? Even if they had Hell, would they call it that? Ponder ponder ponder...
So anyway, Dance With the Devil also features Sheik, surprisingly enough (only surprising to me, by the way, because I didn't exactly read the beginning notes/crap this time...), and he's a real live boy! Like Pinochio, only without the nose. The Sheikah is apparently two years older than our hero, Link, and lives with his mother in
a van down by the river a forest on the northeast side of Death Mountain. Impa is his aunt and she and Zelda took refuge in their humble little abode. Everything's all nice and hunkey-dorey when the time comes for the Hero of Time to wake up and blah. Sheik persuades Zelda to let him meet the hero, but alas, oh cruel fate, he ends up falling in love at first sight. And this love seems to consist mainly of admiration for Link's body and desires to kiss, hold, etc. him. Then Zelda finds out that Sheik likes guys, and she's an apparent bitch about it. I guess because uh...she wants Link all to herself...or something. So she goes 'incognito' in Sheik's place for the Shadow, Spirit, and Light Temple parts, and ends up in that little crystal of hers.
But Sheik saves Link (not Zelda, though :P) because uh...he's cool, or something (oh yeah, Sheik can't save Zelda because only the Hero of Time can)... Then we find out how our dear princess found out about Sheik's part-time homosexuality (and I say 'part-time' simply because it said that Sheik's mother knew he 'liked' guys sometimes). See, it was after the Water Temple and Link was changing into dry clothes...but oh no, Sheik didn't mean to look, no, of course not. A strapping young man in the nude...oh no, no one ever means to look at that... ^_~ (perhaps this is simply an illustration to you of my lack of morals...) The part that really got me (and would have offended my sense of propriety, had I had any) was how it said that as soon as Sheik was alone in his room, he masterbated (okay, Rochelle didn't exactly come out and say that, but it was implied, ya know?) to the memory of water over Link's skin, 'droplets catching the light of the sun setting like tiny diamonds as they dripped from his hair, down his back, over his chest, accentuating every line, curve and crevice of his firm young body' (yes, it really said that). Oh yeah. And Zelda heard.
XD That cracked me up.
Huzzah, though, huzzah. Link mysteriously knew of Sheik's elusive feelings and feels the same way. End Part One.
And Begin Part Two. ( Don't say I didn't warn you...Collapse ) The End.
Dammit, now I know why slash has such a bad rep...
Series: The Legend of Zelda
Fic: Hero of Destiny
General Impressions: OMGWTFBBQ
Length: Four parts that aren't even a page in length...in other words, it's short
My Sheik...my sweet, sweet Sheik...what have you DONE to him, Ace?!
Fic in a nutshell: Sheik wears dresses and is mommy to his and Link's little adopted boy.
Now, please excuse me while I run off to have violent convulsions...