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Olivia ([personal profile] oliviafic) wrote2010-01-02 12:10 pm

Stated Target (The Wire, Bell/McNulty)

Fandom: The Wire
Characters & Pairings: Stringer Bell/Jimmy McNulty, Kima Greggs
Rating: Adult
Word Count: 4100
Summary: "You disappoint me, String. I had such fuckin' hopes for us."
Warnings for language, rough unprotected sex, fucked up power dynamics, alcoholism, drunk driving, implied infidelity, and anything else you would expect from fanfiction for this show.

Written for Ally in [livejournal.com profile] yuletide 2009.

My thanks to the team of amazing people who helped me write this, or helped me get through writing this, or read it without knowing a thing about the canon, or talked me into writing the story I believed in, are immeasurable. I am especially grateful to my Wire buddies and beta-readers, Warren and Debbie.

If you would like to read this story and have not seen the show, some wonderful person has put the two most relevant contextual scenes on youtube. I have also briefly metaed about the story.

Stated Target


(Anonymous) 2012-08-20 01:16 pm (UTC)(link)
You are right that this is is a show of moral ambiguilty. And that may scare many ppeole away from this show. This world wants good and evil clearly defined in a TV show or even a movie for the most part. However, I think this show was very brave to let the viewer make up their own mind as to who is what. Omar was one the best characters on the show. I like how he had his own code of conduct where he only went after those in the game and not innocent civilians. He knew how to handle his shotgun and didn't go shooting indiscriminately.I also was sympathetic towards Bubbles. He had a good heart but sadly was caught up in the life of a junkie. In other shows, this character would have been just another stock character only there to keep kicking him down. I like how Lester character made extra money by making doll furniture. This showed he has patience and eye for detail. He was the perfect man to break the code the dealers were using on the phone taps.Bunny was a good cop who tried to deal with the drug users in a more direct matter and it cost him. And it cost him again in what he tried to the next season in the schools. That is hard season's story arch that followed the fate of the four boys. Cutty trying to go from convict to dealer then giving it up to teach boxing to kids as a way to redemption.I could go on. This story has so many layers to it. Everytime I watch this show I find another detail I missed. It is a show to discover and rediscover.