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Fanwork Rec Post [May. 14th, 2010|03:35 pm]
John Constantine: Hellblazer


[music |Mister Monster - "Transylvania Mania"]

Rec something, the more hard to find the better

I'll start; Something hard would be the ones on the small sites out there, especially mixed with none Hellblazer fics, such as this site:
*Fonts of Wisdom

- Veritas by 'rith (kerithwyn)
Zatanna muses on her relationship with John Constantine.
-- double drabble, it's like...a taste of a feeling.

- May 10, 1976 by A. C. Chapin
John Constantine's 23rd birthday party presages much of his later checkered career...
-- I liked it lots, there are references to characters in another universe, but you don't have to know them for this short story to make sense, they are just there like easter eggs.

- Deck The Halls by Dex
John Constantine meets Santa Claus -- sorta.
-- This has a rather Garth Ennis feel to it; nasty bits of humanity ahead.

- Paying For It by Dex
A Christmas story, about magic, belief, tricks, dreams and John Constantine.
-- The format is an OC telling John about what she did, it reads like the comic, one of those arcs that is more reflection than action, a downtime between the battles. I like this line; "summoning demons for power is about as brill as dumping a radio in the bath for music. "

- Bad Craziness by David Hearne
In Las Vegas the Pyramid's fountain starts spouting blood, drawing both John Constantine and a familiar pair of FBI agents to investigate.
-- A crossover story where the mood of X-Files and Hellblazer matches, dark humour and curious, vulnerable humanity, told through the alternating narratives of John, Mulder, and Scully.

Then there is
*Yuletide - Hellblazer (comic entries)

Now links to fics that most of you have probably read or heard of already:
- Hellblazer: Hogswarts by Camwyn
Sometimes, life bashes you upside the head with a brick in a sock. Hogwarts is about to get its latest Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, a man cast adrift from his native world- a man named John Constantine.
-- Warning: This is a wonderful, wonderful, unfinished fic with 10 chapters, and it's been unfinished since 2006. There wasn't any huge life and death cliffhanger, but well, stopping there is unsatisfying anyways. Written from John's view of the mad universe he's been dropped into.

- The Laughing Professor by captain_emily
-- stand-alone HB/HP crossover, HP universe's POV of John.

- Sailor Hellblazer
-- haven't read it yet, maybe I'm saving it up for a rainy day, but basically, Genma was supposed to be the new sailor soldier, but her Uncle Johnny took the fall for her.


- Prop me Up Beside The Jukebox If I Die by Tenshi-san, drabble, what it says on the tin.

- Santa's Little Helpers by Smitty, hosted at Firelord's DC Fanfiction...still reading this, found this via googling john constantine and tantric...

- Nothing Constant by sam_storyteller
Fandoms: Lovejoy (by Jonathan Gash), Hellblazer (featuring John Constantine), Lord Peter Wimsey (by Dorothy L Sayers)
Summary: Lovejoy has never met an antique human being before, but John Constantine has bigger worries on his mind than what one divvy thinks. Lord Death Bredon Wimsey has a book he wants, but that poor antique book is only the beginning of the trouble for the three men caught in its grip.
-- Warning: Incomplete and abandoned.

[User Picture]From: drowsyfantasy
2010-05-15 12:43 pm (UTC)
Wow, this looks like a good range! And I'm glad we're coming out of the woodwork...
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[User Picture]From: hohaiyee
2010-05-15 04:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks, know anymore? *rifles through your pockets*
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[User Picture]From: hohaiyee
2010-05-15 04:54 pm (UTC)

Hey, you in Toronto?


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[User Picture]From: drowsyfantasy
2010-05-15 06:06 pm (UTC)

Re: Hey, you in Toronto?

I don't really know all that many more that aren't movie-verse, sadly. And yes, I live near High Park :)
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[User Picture]From: hohaiyee
2010-05-15 06:35 pm (UTC)

Re: Hey, you in Toronto?

I envy you, High Park is pretty.

Even if the streets is lined with entirely too many pet spas...
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[User Picture]From: drowsyfantasy
2010-05-15 06:57 pm (UTC)

Re: Hey, you in Toronto?

I KNOW, wtf is UP with that?! My dog rolls in the mud and is HAPPY to do so. He also eats horse shit, but that's another story.
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[User Picture]From: hohaiyee
2010-05-15 07:20 pm (UTC)

Re: Hey, you in Toronto?

It makes me want to kick puppies, and I adore puppies!
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[User Picture]From: jenny_wins
2010-05-21 09:22 am (UTC)
Despite the warning, I read the Harry Potter crossover. Still glad I read it, as it's excellent... can only hope the author decides to finish it someday!
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[User Picture]From: dexfarkin
2010-06-10 08:06 pm (UTC)
Cheers all. Late to the party, it seems.

Three quick things. First off, would you mind terribly taking my actual name off of the stories by Dex? I'm a professional writer and this comes up not long after my Linkdin profile.

Second, you're missing two of the best Constantine fics out there:

"Suffer The Children" and "Death and the Art of Pyramid Selling" by Rossi aka deathpixie



Finally, both Rossi and I live in the Bloor West Village.
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[User Picture]From: hohaiyee
2010-06-10 08:33 pm (UTC)

re: name

Sorry, I've removed it now.

I used to put the emails right next to the author name so the people who view the list can contact the authors to review and/or if the link turns dead, but that became problematic due to spam bot, so I started putting parts of the email instead, the thing before @, which is enough to google up the email.

BTW: Your actual name is still up, as a part of your email at the beginning of the linked story, that's how I got it, you might want to contact the site owner.

Would you like me to list your lj name after Dex?

Thanks for the new links, I'll check it out.

Cool. It's so cool that though the fandom is soooo small now, there are local fans.

LOL, do you ever get envious of Constantine's London? Everything seem closer together enough for humanity to thrive, but in Toronto, everything is either expensive and overcroweded downtown, or the suburbs where there is nothing to do, *sigh*. All the pubs seem to be chain pubs...
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[User Picture]From: dexfarkin
2010-06-11 03:24 am (UTC)

Re: name

If you want to list the lj name, that's fine. With FoW, those fics are about a decade old (good lord...) so I'm not worried about anyone finding it, but finding more recent posts I try to stop. It's not a big deal, but I appreciate the edit. And yeah, feel free to link this journal.

The Vertigo fandom seems to be about the same size as it alway was. Even back in the comics fandom heyday, there were maybe a dozen people writing them at most.

And not especially, considering the capacity for long and torturous death that is rife through the series. I'm actually just fine with actual London, which Hellblazer surprisingly captures the real character of between the supernatural villians and plot devices. As for Toronto, I love it here. I think it's got the right mix between size and relative safety, and it is possible to carve out an interesting life between the subcultures and neighbourhoods. Plus, I generally don't drink at the Firkin's and others. My local's the Yellow Griffin.
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From: (Anonymous)
2011-01-18 12:13 pm (UTC)

provides access

Hey…thanks for that. Fantastic content. I’ll be coming back soon for more news. Cheers!
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