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23 December 2016 @ 05:28 pm
Story 270: "Finding Rokovoko" by prufrock's love  
"Queequeg was a native of Rokovoko, an island far away to the West and South. It is not down in any map; true places never are."
Moby-Dick; or The Whale, by Herman Melville

Fanfiction, both reading it and writing it, has been off my radar entirely these past few months. You can easily guess why. I even forgot the xf_book_club's anniversary date. Sorry about that.

But since I've been in bed with a cold this week and in need of amusement, I decided to see if there was anything new to read. You haven't checked the fic forum at Haven in months, my brain chimed in helpfully. That's true. Okay. I'll do that.

Since I struck gold, I decided to bypass the nomination queue. Lo and behold: prufrock's love has posted a new story! Like so much of her best work, it's an AU, but this is not a historical. This X-Files universe stays fairly close to canon, though with a more realistic take on the cancer arc.

"Finding Rokovoko" is a spooky horror story set in the fourth season, beginning right after "Never Again." The casefile/X-file feels just like an episode of the series, complete with classic Mulder/Scully banter and a myth-arc related plot. Also, perfect title is perfect. You'll see what I mean.

Read Finding Rokovoko.

If you're in the mood for holiday-themed fic, you might check out maybe_amanda's daily posts at Haven.

Please come back and let us know what you think. Remember, the nomination post is always open for suggestions.
bmerb on January 2nd, 2017 07:45 pm (UTC)
OMG this was awesome. So much disturbingly good fun. Just the right kind of horror, I cannot say how much I loved the road that led to nowhere, the creepy giggles and little hands, the deja vu (or whatever PL called it), and how smoothly the story integrates later canon into this AU world (Mulder's dream) and changes other bits of later canon (the chip) to meld into this universe. And yes, the dialogue is right spanking on, particularly Scully's scientific and medical spouting, and pretty much all Mulder characterization. Oh so good! The time warp, the tie in to the Eves, to Victor Klemperer, and the creepy as all hell ghoulish haunting and time warping... *sigh* satisfied customer.