The thing about SF fandom, sometimes, is that the porn is hilarious
. And I don't mean this in a bad way at all- not even a teeny-tiny bit. It's great.
I am speaking, you see, of john_farr
, the multiple-AU built around that time John Sheppard went into Ponn Farr (subtitle: because mating cycles are hot!). Or at least, it starts that way (you should start here
, which is short and sexy), and then balloons out into no less than four interconnected AUs
where, due to Goauld manipulation, human physiology is very different
. As an open 'verse the writing is inconsistent, of course- but might I recommend the sequel Skin Hunger, the John backstory Battlefield, and the Uni!John and Virgin!John AU branches?
And the thing about this is that I honestly have no idea
if I have to hit my bunk or if I am just going to sit here giggling wildly. Because seriously: shit like this only
happens in SF fanfic. Aliens make them do it! Ancient tech gives them telepathy/tentacles/an insatiable sex drive/whatever! Sex pollen! Elaborately constructed plotty setups that boil down to, "due to the applied phlebotinum, you must have sex or die. Get to it." And, seriously, it's ridiculous
but it really hits the Id vortex buttons, doesn't it?
And just then I saw that paian
, which always sends me into raptures of joy- but it turns out to be a double whammy. A sex pollen (in her warning, she says: aliens-gave-them-an-excuse-to-do-it. Truth in warnings! ♥) but also an alien-tech SF plot device that is on the face of it sort of ridiculous (in the best possible way) and yet allows for this intense, desperate
, bizarre and disorienting non-con voyeurism thing that is hot as fuck
, I will be in my bunk.
Oh, science fiction. *rueful headshake* Ever since the original Star Trek writers came up with Ponn Farr, the descendants of which are God's gift to porn, I tell you. My love knows no bounds.
(And yes, I've been reading this stuff for a LONG TIME. I have no idea why the ridiculousness of it all hit me so hard just now)( Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? )( The Watchmen )