October 21st, 2009
|rsgamesmods||03:43 pm - Day 21 - Fic - Team AU - The Narrative of Remus John Lupin of Nantucket|
Title: The Narrative of Remus John Lupin of Nantucket
Warnings: Minor and major character death, violence, thoughts of suicide, starvation, cannibalism, infidelity, major character illness, sharks, thirst, poisonous gases
Genre(s): Action, adventure, horror, period piece, crossover
Word Count: 16522
Summary: Remus John Lupin was born on the island of Nantucket, famous for its whaling culture. His companion Sirius Black is the nephew of Captain Alphard Black, with whom the couple now lives. When the sea calls to Sirius and Remus after their graduation from Academy, they have to content themselves with smaller adventures until Captain Black announces that he is taking his ship, The Grampus, around South America. Sirius smuggles Remus on board, but their plans go awry when a foul mutiny overcomes the ship. Captain Black is lost forever, but his nephew and his nephew's stowaway lover team up with the mutineer Kingsley Shacklebolt to try and take the ship back. They will find that being in control of the ship does not give them control of the sea.
The Narrative of Remus John Lupin of Nantucket
Was it truly AU or Canon Compliant? Please use the following: 2 for "yes", 1 for "sort-of", and 0 for "no"
How well did the author/artist use their Prompt? 1 to 9 (1 being the least)
How much did you like this story/art overall? 1 to 9 (1 being the least)
Pirates! Oh my!
oh woe is me! why must I be sooooooo busy now?
THIS WAS UTTER GENIUS!!!
I cannot say it enough, but this was brilliant beyond belief. What an adventure! I laughed, I cried, and, shit, it was better than a movie. MUCH BETTER!
You write with such an authentic voice, too, when describing 19th century Nantucket life. It reminded me of that Ahab's Wife book in tone and style.
Ohhh. *sobs a little* That was wonderful -- absorbing and real. I didn't read the warnings (oops!) so I was completely shocked by one particular turn of events, but you broke my heart beautifully. I loved Remus's song. :-(
You did a great job of capturing life on the seas (at least as I'd imagine it to be), particularly the harshness of it but also the adventure and the open air. And I liked the resolution you found for Remus; the last paragraph or two were just gorgeous.
you know what? that would have been a fantastic story even without being about our boys. and yet it was and they were very in character. speaking of characters, i loved your use of minor characters like shacklebolt and dumbles and peter. that worked very well. i also think it was totally cool that it was almost like canon and yet nothing like canon of you know what i mean. so many elements were the same (or delightfully reversed like sirius having a child) and yet it was such a unique thing.
what an amazing adventure you took us on there. i have never been to nantucket nor to new england, but i imagine that that is just what it feels like to be there. or at least how it would have been in 18whatever the date was.
again, this was really cool.
Note to the mods - I believe we need a special category for those stories that are canon to the nth degree or those AU's that are alternate to a degree of 35 on a scale of 0-2!
WOW! This is amazing! The only thing that remained the same were their names and personalities. You truly placed my favorites in a whole different continent, century and adventure..... And I loved it! Even while bawling my eyes out!
I was immediately intrigued with your title, I glanced at the length to gauge when to read it and I read the summary, somehow, like secretsolitaire
, I skipped the warnings..... So imagine my old heart with that opening scene! But this really does read like an old sea tale from the early 20th century. Except, while I can totally buy the general acceptance of this couple on the island of Nantucket in this time period, I don't believe an early 20th century writer would be able to allude to them this clearly. More's the pity.
Remus' misadventures of the sea were so gripping, horrifying and ultimately moving that I shall forever treasure this even more for that unexpected but well written ending.
oh snot and a tears are dripping down my face, I cried so hard. I think I was crying almost the entire story. wonderful, not all lovely and happy but had a happy enough ending. great job!
Let me first say that I normally steer clear of angst, and infedelity, and off-screen cannibalism for that matter.
I absolutely adore this story. The setting is unique and wonderfully rendered. The descriptions of the conditions on the boat really bring it to life. Sirius is an inconsiderate jerk in several places and still manages to break my heart. When he asked Remus to sing at his funeral, I really did break down in tears. Remus' unfailing devotion to Sirius, even beyond death, is awe-inspiring. And it has just enough hope at the end to make all the crying worth it. Just... gorgeous.
i dot even really know what to say here. This was fantastic! Rather sad at one point but a great adventire and the ending was so uplifting. :) you did a great jov