Title: The Stalker Author: Lotor Sincline
Original Source: Voltron Character(s): Lotor & Allura
Rating: M Genre(s): Humor
Chapter(s): 6 Status: Complete
Author’s Synopsis: Prince Lotor of Doom gets a taste of his own medicine when he is stalked by the terror of the Denubian Galaxy: Princess Allura from Arus. Not all stalkers have blue skin and pointy ears. Alternate Universe with this one…
*Clutches side.* Oh my God! *Wheezes between laughs while trying to regain the ability to breathe properly.* That…*wheezes*…That’s…hilarious! *Takes several calming breaths.* Okay… Okay, I’m calm. *Wipes a tear away.* Oh God, that’s just too funny.
Welcome Readers, I am your—currently dying of laughter—reviewing host, the Fan Fic Reviewer, reviewing the good, the bad, and those that should never exist in fan fiction. Through a long and disjointed train of thought I wound up looking up Voltron fan fiction and my favorite will-never-be couple: Prince Lotor of Planet Doom and Princess Allura of Planet Arus. Thus how I ended up stumbling upon this lovely story.
The synopsis provided is essentially the story; in an Alternate Universe, Lotor tries to take over Arus by being cunning and challenging a champion of Arus (Voltron) but instead his plans are thrown into a blender and crushed by Princess Allura. This is a bit of a role reversal type story but not as in “now Lotor is the good guy and Allura and the Voltron boys are evil.” No. No. This is a reversal where Allura pursues Lotor. Oh yes! That’s right, Allura is the aggressor in this scenario and it humorous consequences!
The thing that makes this story so good is that everyone can relate to Lotor either because everyone has been in his position or known someone else to be in his position. What position is that, you ask. Being on the receiving end of a crazy person’s affections. Oh yeah… You know those stories about the crazy girl/boyfriend that calls or texts several times a day with nonsensical messages (“I love you,” “I miss you, hon,” or “why aren’t you calling me back?”), is sexy (physically) but also a nympho and a freak between the sheets (I believe Lotor describes her as a lioness and dominatrix), hacks into the other person’s computer and email, and says—or pretends to be—really stupid to manipulate the other person. Well, that’s Allura in this story and it’s hilarious!
Seriously, the lead up is great because she comes off as sexy and confident, the type of woman who is stunningly beautiful yet has a forwardness about her that lulls the guy into the sense “she’s one of the guys.” Then once she has the guy where she wants him, the restraints snap and suddenly she’s crazy woman spouting plans of marriage, sex, children, and the “couple’s” future together (not necessarily in that order). Oh yeah! It’s great reading that scene because while a part of my brain is telling me “something’s going to happen,” just reading it happen and Lotor’s reaction is priceless! From that point on the craziness just escalates.
Another thing about this story that makes it funny is Lotor and his reactions. See, in this story, Lotor becomes the everyday bachelor type of guy where he’s kind of set in his bachelor ways and is not really looking for anything serious, but he’s not going to say “no” to a good romp with a sexy woman like Allura. Having Lotor take on that role is perfect because it contrasts so well to Allura’s crazy “girlfriend” role and because it’s a relatable role. There are moments in the story where I just felt bad that Lotor got stuck in this tangle with crazy Allura. Especially with the messages and the “phone” conversation he has with Allura. Oh my God, I read that part and about died because I’ve heard friends have those kinds of conversations with their significant others (who I deem as “possessive” and “crazy”).
The verbal cherry to this story is the epilogue. I don’t know quite how Lotor survives without going crazy but he does and has developed some coping mechanisms to help live in this insanity. Oh! I love it! Especially when Lotor talks about his kids (the “hellish spawns”) and the “dirty old bastard,” his dad. It’s just all fitting because given the circumstances of the story there couldn’t be a “happy ending” for Lotor—otherwise, why would the Reader be so amused?
Now, I could point out the lack of involvement from other characters and such, but to be honest this story doesn’t need them since it’s about Lotor being on the receiving end of craziness. So given the circumstances of the story, the lack of other characters is okay. If they had more presence I think it would have just convoluted the story and taken away from the humor.
No, I don’t have anything of significance to point as being weak or a bad point in this story. It’s a well done story that is humorous because anyone can relate to it and because, as people, we love it when these situations happen to other people (even if they’re fictional). This is a well done comedy that is humorous without going way over the top—just going enough that the situation and characters are still funny and a bit zany. And, here’s the kicker, the story can be read by anyone! This story doesn’t require Readers to be fans of Voltron or know anything about the series; to a non-fan the story is simply a sci-fi story of guy meets girl and finds himself waist-deep in crazy. That is awesome!
So, while I doubt that I need to say it, I will. Would I recommend this story? Yes! Yes! Yes! This is a comedic story that can put a smile on anyone’s face and pull a laugh out of them. If this story doesn’t make Readers laugh then I’d say that the humor wave lengths aren’t matching. Also, this story is very Reader friendly to fans and non-fans alike! The characters—particularly Lotor—are relatable and the situation is just so…human that it would be hard to find someone who couldn’t sympathize with the Prince of Doom.
Readers, if you’re ever in need of a laugh (or just a smile) read The Stalker by Lotor Sincline. It’s worth the time.
Stars: 9 of 10