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Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 12:11 pm
One gorgeous illustration of the Midnighter and Apollo at their wedding (I like these outfits so much better than their canon wedding clothes!) and one lovely Art Nouveau-inspired illustration of the Engineer.

Apollo and Midnighter: Take me by vejita4eva )

authority engineer try 2 by ink4884 )
Friday, December 30th, 2011 02:14 pm
Two gorgeous fanart recs for this week! I'm clearing out my list of things I want to share with y'all! :)

authority engineer by hambot76 )

Apollo by 89g )
Friday, December 30th, 2011 01:25 am
Title: Hustle Rose
Author: pencilnecklace
Pairing: Apollo/Midnighter
Song: "Hustle Rose" by Metric

My Comments: I found this while idly searching YouTube for Authority fanvids, not really expecting to find anything. I have rarely been so happy to be proved wrong! This fanvid is fantastic. The excellent editing and timing make the images flow and feel dynamic, something that can be difficult to achieve when all you have to work with are still pictures. The images are taken from Ellis' Stormwatch through World's End and provide a nice summary of Apollo and Midnighter's relationship under Wildstorm. My favourite part is from 0:07-0:26 because I love the balloon scene from World's End so, so much and pencilnecklace truly makes it come to life.

(I hope the 'rec: vid' tag is all right; if not, please feel free to change/delete it.)
Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 10:37 pm
Title: Falling Down (Five Flights) (LJ version) (6223 words)
Author: [ profile] smirnoffmule
Rating: Teen/PG-13
Characters and/or Pairing: Apollo/Midnighter
Summary/Description: Five scenes from Apollo and Midnighter's early life. Sometimes you don't know if you're flying or falling until you hit the ground.

My comments: Since [personal profile] boundbooks has been going through A03 recs, I was originally going to dig up a fic not on A03, but I am seriously in love with this story. I'm a sucker for pre-Authority Apollo and Midnighter stories and this is a pitch-perfect version. smirnoffmule has a strong grasp on both Apollo and Midnighter's personalities and plants the seeds for their relationship alongside the characters' exploration of who they are now that their previous lives have been stripped away. The writing is gorgeous and full of nuance, taking Apollo and Midnighter from post-surgery awakenings through their betrayal by Bendix and the start of their years on the run.

(Hopefully I have everything formatted correctly; I didn't add the 'group: the authority' tag since the fic's pre-Authority and all. 'group: stormwatch'? I also hope I'm not stepping on anyone's toes reccing this.)
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 09:44 pm
A very Jenny Sparks and gen set of recs!

Survivor's Sojourn by Indigo
Excerpt: "When he awoke the morning of the 31st, just before the last adventure, the last problem, the last crisis of the year arose -- he knew.

Jenny Sparks' number was up."

Notes: A slice of introspection by the Doctor about the death of Jenny Sparks.

6x6 - Jenny Sparks by ronsalas )
Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 08:44 pm
The Importance of Teeth (6529 words) by favicondee
Fandom: The Authority
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Jenny Quantum, Midnighter, OFC

A silly short fic about daycare, the trials of being a working father and the importance of good dentistry.

On a note related to fanfiction and The Authority, Yuletide sign-ups are now open. Yuletide is an annual rare and obscure fandoms fanfiction exchange hosted on Archive of Our Own (AO3). The Authority is on the list of eligible fandoms, which means that you can sign up to write and/or receive The Authority fic, in addition to many other fandoms.

You can sign-up here until 8:00 pm Eastern US time, Sunday, November 20th, but an Archive of Our Own account is needed. If you would like to sign-up for Yuletide, but don't have an account, give me your email address either by a comment on this post or Private Message (PM), and I'll send you an invite. :)
Sunday, November 13th, 2011 06:01 pm
Whoops, I missed Fic Rec Wednesday! As an apology, have some awesome fanart recs. :D

The Engineer by ratkins )

Apollo + Midnighter by criz )
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 02:50 pm
Gods and Monsters (10932 words) by favicondee
Fandom: The Authority
Rating: Explicit
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Apollo/Midnighter
Characters: Apollo, Midnighter

Random character study stuff picking up roughly twelve hours after the end of Human on the Inside.

Note: Really awesome character study of both Apollo and Midnighter. I really love how the author explores the idea of the computer, touch and trust.
Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 11:07 pm
Attitude (859 words) by faviconJane St Clair
Fandom: The Authority, Stormwatch (Comics)
Rating: Mature
Warning: Rape/Non-Con, Underage
Relationships: Apollo/Midnighter, Bendix/other
Characters: Apollo (The Authority), Midnighter, Henry Bendix

Something that never happened to Apollo and the Midnighter. In high school.

Note: The Midnighter/Apollo high school AU that you know you always wanted.
Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 04:58 pm
So, in a chat with [personal profile] nanila about our shared love for The Authority, she mentioned that she had a The Authority picspam. So I went and looked, and BASKED IN THE GLORY OF THE AUTHORITY ACTION FIGURES.

[personal profile] nanila: Gay Theatre: The Authority and The Burning Question

Originally posted on June 27, 2003 in celebration of Lawrence v. Texas, the US Supreme Court decision that struck down sodomy laws. (Yay, Supreme Court!)
Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 07:04 pm
Jenny Sparks gets contemplative while keeping an eye on her team. The character voice sounds very true to Jenny, and I imagine that this is exactly what she does on those free nights on the Carrier.

Steaming (1560 words) by faviconJane St Clair
Fandom: The Authority
Rating: Mature
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Apollo/Midnighter, Jenny Sparks/Swift
Characters: Apollo (The Authority), Midnighter, Jenny Sparks, Swift, The Doctor (The Authority)

Jenny spies on people. The tech makes it so easy.

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 06:14 pm
The Waiting Room (1006 words) by faviconAndraste
Fandom: The Authority
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Apollo/Midnighter
Characters: Apollo (The Authority), Midnighter

"The Midnighter would like to be able to say that it was love at first sight, but he knows it was only curiosity."

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 09:42 pm
five ways to kill a man with your bare hands, and one way to kill him without lifting a finger (5016 words) by faviconcoloredink
Fandom: The Authority
Rating: Explicit
Warning: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Relationships: Apollo/Midnighter
Characters: Apollo (The Authority), Midnighter

Simpler, direct, and much more neat / Is to see that he lives somewhere in the middle / Of the twentieth century, and leave him there.

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 12:58 am
Fantasy Guys (6125 words) by faviconsmirnoffmule
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Apollo/Midnighter
Characters: Apollo (The Authority), Midnighter
Summary: Apollo dreams, and Midnighter remembers a few firsts.
Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 12:37 pm
In case you noticed that community briefly was sporting a bright pink layout, I thought I should announce that I've just finished up the final changes for a new layout. I really liked the old one, but with the addition of a stickied mod/rules post at the top of the page, Refried Tablet was making the sticky post take up half the page. So, I switched us over to a new layout - and thus a new theme - that has a much more condensed posting area.

If anyone runs into any problems or has feedback or commments, let me know! :)
Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 08:40 am
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