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06 February 2016 @ 10:31 pm
Three Vic/Walt recs for Longmire  
Longmire is an impressively-plotted show with rich, multi-faceted characters who want to jump each other's bones but can't - aka fanfic writer's heaven.  Strangely, there's only a tiny amount of fanfic, but most of it is Vic/Walt, and some of it is marvellous.

Fandom: Longmire
Pairing: Victoria Moretti/Walt Longmire
Title: If you lived here, you’d be home by now
Author: vickrock

Link: At FFN
Rating/Warning(s): T
Word Count/WIP?: 15,261/No

Recced on LiveJournal By: jaq_of_spades
Special Rec: 6/29
Why This Must Be Read:  The entire story feels like stream of consciousness straight from Vic Moretti’s mind. Short, sharp sentences, a bleak worldview, one-liners so funny they’ll make laugh out loud, dialogue so true to the show you’ll think you’re watching rather than reading about Vic running from her fics for Walt. 

Fandom: Longmire
Pairing: Victoria Moretti/Walt Longmire
Title: Smoke Signals
Author: rebelxxwaltz

Link: At A03
Rating/Warning(s): M
Word Count/WIP?: 14700/No

Recced on LiveJournal By: jaq_of_spades
Special Rec: 5/29
Why This Must Be Read: A beautiful little idea – Walt used to buy marijuana to ease his wife’s pain – teased out to a beautiful, cathartic release.  Hazy and perfect, the smoke metaphor masterfully woven throughout.

Fandom: Longmire
Pairing: Victoria Moretti/Walt Longmire
Title: Fruit of the Poisonous Berry
Author: Jaina

Link: At A03
Rating/Warning(s): T
Word Count/WIP?: 10570/No

Recced on LiveJournal By: jaq_of_spades
Special Rec: 4/29
Why This Must Be Read: There are a lot of ‘trapped under the Mistletoe’ stories out there in fanfic, but few are as satisfying as this one.  It had me at “that’s a sexual harassment suit waiting to happen” because … exactly, Vic.  Exactly.  Beautiful characterisation, not just for our main pair but for Cady Longmire as well, and a slow, gentle unwrapping of one way Vic and Walt might choose to find their way forward together.
badgermirlacca on February 6th, 2016 03:28 pm (UTC)
Or, yanno, you could read the books on which the show is based.
asymptote: [longmire] running out of thingstree on February 6th, 2016 07:12 pm (UTC)
you could. however,

1. i doubt the walt/vic scenes in the first five books together make it much over the thousand word mark;
2. there's the little matter of the the show being very different from the books; and
3. what's wrong with wanting more?
badgermirlacca on February 6th, 2016 08:51 pm (UTC)
Nothing at all with wanting more.

I agree that the show is different from the books. Each has its own value, although personally, I think I like the books better (which does not keep me from totally admiring the show's way with a cliffhanger, omg).

There's a lot more than a thousand words of interaction between Walt and Vic in the first five books! (she protests). But if that's the main thing you're looking for, yeah, fanfic is the way to go.
jaq_of_spadesjaq_of_spades on February 7th, 2016 02:49 am (UTC)
I came to the show as a Katee Sackhoff fan, so the Longmire world for me is TV Longmire. Fanfic (or good fanfic at least) takes the commonalities built on an actor's gestures and presence and interpretation, as well as actual plot, so it extends that world, TV Longmire, in a way that the novels don't necessarily manage to. I say that with no disrespect, simply the belief that they are not the same creative medium.
asymptote: [longmire] for the restlesstree on February 7th, 2016 04:39 am (UTC)
well said. :)
The Geriatric Fangirl: CGtittle and rohmcrazymaryt on February 6th, 2016 04:26 pm (UTC)
Sounds like some great stuff. Can't wait to check them out.
asymptotetree on February 6th, 2016 07:17 pm (UTC)
any chance you could remove your text formatting before you post these?
jaq_of_spadesjaq_of_spades on February 7th, 2016 02:37 am (UTC)
I'll have to take a look at that. For some reason when I look at it on my browser on theHetreccers page it looks fine, but funky on my own page. And I assumed it would only be my LJ that it did that to, so ignored it. Apologies. (Anyone wanting to tell me what I did wrong, please do :D)

Edited at 2016-02-07 02:37 am (UTC)
blithersblithers on February 7th, 2016 03:31 am (UTC)
Are you using the "Visual Editor" tab when posting, instead of the "HTML" tab? If I look at your post using the "HTML" view, I can see the spans with your text formatting - so maybe try using that instead?
jaq_of_spadesjaq_of_spades on February 7th, 2016 03:36 am (UTC)
Okay. I'll try. Even if that tab scares me silly because I'm a techno know-nothing. *nods bravely*
asymptote: [longmire] i keep my secrets welltree on February 7th, 2016 04:41 am (UTC)
i use the html editor myself, so i know nothing about what the other looks like. but the easiest thing you can do is copy and paste what you're going to post into a text editor (like notepad), then copy and paste that as your entry. the text editor strips all the formatting, leaving you with just the text.
Gramma Lunacy: K L happylanalucy on February 7th, 2016 02:10 am (UTC)
Oooooh. Vic/Walt I haven't read! I'll even got to FFN for it. ::sigh::

I love you!!!!!
jaq_of_spadesjaq_of_spades on February 7th, 2016 03:05 am (UTC)
Don't think I wasn't thinking of you when I ventured into the wilds ;)
Gramma Lunacy: WaN Karalanalucy on February 7th, 2016 03:10 am (UTC)

I started with the show, then found the books in the library. Each informs and increases my appreciation for the other. I can read the books with Robert Taylor and Katee Sackhoff in mind, and watch the show with some of Walt's inner musings in mind, and I enjoy both more. I have no trouble keeping the plots separate, but I do use integrate the personalities between book and show to some degree.