Friday 26 July 2019

Friday Fics Fix - Twists and Turns

'Trying to talk to Five is like talking to a brick wall that thinks it’s smarter than you and disappears as soon as it gets bored, which is quickly.'

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Let's visit The Umbrella Academy!

(I will never tire of this show.)

I love it when fics are like - 'yeah, but what about this!'

I've said it before and I'll doubtless say it again - all of the what ifs, the explorations, the alternate universes, the explanations, the theories... they're what makes media LIVE!

So this fic is about The Umbrella Academy... with a twist.

I don't wanna get spoiler-y, so I'm gonna be vague - but I loved it!

Some people might consider it cliché, or an over-used trope, or whatever, but f**k it I don't care - it's soooo well done!

...And it's also more than slightly heart-breaking, tbh. (In the best of ways, ofc.)

Umbrella Academy gif. Vanya to Leonard: 'What the hell is happening?'
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And yes, it's Klaus-centric, because I love my Queen Klaus, but there's also plenty of Five, and the others all feature at least in passing.

There's also a butt-tonne of SPOILERS, although a lot of these get changed and played around with to fit with the alternatives being offered here.

A few warnings to be aware of:

- death
- grief
- references to addiction, withdrawal, etc.
- references to military service
- dysfunctional family relationships (because Umbrella Academy)
- general heart-break-ness at the end

Stay safe dearest nerdlets!

This week's fic, then, is:

Do you think clichés/over-used tropes can still be well-used?
Do you appreciate explorations and twists of established plots? (Either in canon or fandom?)
Talk to me! ❤💬

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Last updated: 7th September 2019


  1. I think cliches and tropes can still be used well. I mean, I’m not gonna completely shun a book just because it has a love triangle in it.


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