Story notes for "Telemachos, or The Genealogy of Buggery" by Resonant

First posted September 8, 2003

Nothing like finding a popular filmslash fandom and writing a story based on the novel instead of the film, just to make certain of disappointing everyone.

If you're a fan of the A&E Horatio Hornblower miniseries, you've probably already figured out that these guys aren't those guys. The story is based on C.S. Forester's novel, A Ship of the Line, and Horatio's a captain, and therefore a lot older than A&E fans are going to be accustomed to seeing him.

If you've read A Ship of the Line, on the other hand, you'll notice right away that I'm taking some liberties with Longley's fate. I suspect I'm also taking some liberties with his age, but I can do that, since Forester never specified.

Beta thanks to Calypso (for period scene-setting details and epithet extermination), Cesca (for period relationship notes, many of which I ignored in the interest of choosing the sexy over the strictly accurate), Fox (for "scant" as an adjective, and for always catching embarrassing mistakes that everybody else misses), and Fabula Rasa (for the subtitle).

Telemachos was Odysseus' son.

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