Friday 21 September 2018

Friday Fics Fix - Love Vs War. Freedom Vs Silence.

'He’d read all of Bucky’s letters over and over till he almost knew them by heart, and none of the phrases in the transcript were in any of those letters. There must be another letter, one that never got sent.'

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Stop the presses, Cee's back on the Stucky!

Shocking, I know.

(Fangirling notes: Stucky is a Steve Rogers (Captain America) and Bucky Barnes romantic and/or sexual relationship. You can't tell me it doesn't make sense.)

So, Banned Books Week starts on Sunday, and I've been thinking a li'l bit about censorship.

And you know I've never reeeeeally been one for doing things as expected.

So I decided to start early... 

...With fanfiction, instead of books.

...And with censorship as a theme, rather than the fic itself being censored.

...And the censorship being of a letter in WW2.

...Because that's just kinda the way I roll.

(If you squint really hard, you can just about see Banned Books Week in the distance of this post's premise. Way back there. Where we started.)

I figured it'd be a good idea to show the actual affects of government censorship.

Y'know, so that all the people screaming 'CENSORS!' at people who give legitimate critique will know what censorship actually looks like.

For future reference. 😇

'Phillips shuffled through the files on his blotter until he found the one he was looking for. After reading for several minutes, his eyebrows lifted, then his gaze shifted back to Steve’s face as he set the papers back down on the desk.

“I see,” Phillips said.'

See, once upon a time, it was possible to get punished for writing a letter home to your loved one.

- If said loved one was of the same gender as you.

So, yeah, this fic deals with homophobia and the oppression of LGBTQ+ folks - just to warn ya.

It's an awesome fic, so check it out.

This week's fic is:

Shrapnel by tinzelda and Scappodaqui

Do you think we're in danger of forgetting what real censorship is like? Or is all censorship as bad as the rest? Talk to me! 😇💬

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Last updated: 28th Sept 2018


  1. Great post, Cee! I definitely think that any censorship is bad censorship, but it's important to know where this all originated from. Most censorship hits those in marginalized groups a lot harder than it affects those in privileged positions.

  2. I agree with Emily that it's important to see where the censorship comes from. Usually someone gains from it.



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