Friday 29 November 2019

Friday Fics Fix - Angsty Bear

'He set his jaw and raised his eyes at Steve.

“How did you know what it feels like?”

He was genuinely afraid and somehow calm at the same time.'

Fics Fix! title image with purple background and white lightning bolt shape

I'm sure I've mentioned (probably waaay too much) that, at heart, I'm a li'l emo child.

I love the dark sh**, ok? It cheers me up! 😅

And luckily fanfiction has enough Angst (yep, with a capital 'A' - we mean business dearest nerdlets!) to keep even the most gothic of emo children happy.

And you know what? 

We haven't had enough Angst around here for a while 😅

And we also haven't had enough of my dearest Bucky Bear - otherwise known as Bucky Barnes and/or The Winter Soldier.

Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier brooding
...his little face though! 😪😍

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So, why don't we fix both of those things?

(Yes, it's been a long week. Yes, I've been drinking coffee. Yes, I'm in a weird mood. Ya caught me!)

Obviously, then, my dearest darling nerdlets - what with this being a Bucky Barnes angst-based-fic - there's some stuff you need to be careful of.

This fic is based on recovery from the canonic brainwashing and/or torture Bucky's been through. So, trauma recovery is something you really need to be aware of here, ok? Ok.


(Fangirling notes: Canon = the 'official' stuff that actually happens in a book/series/film/whatever)

Steve Rogers: I understood that reference
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This one is also... weirdly fluffy?

Like, there's nothing fluffy in there - it's Angst on Angst, but the feels it creates have this fluffy side that can't be ignored.

(Fangirling notes:

OK, this one's gonna require a full fandom-to-English translation:

'This one is also... weirdly light-hearted in places?

Like, there's nothing light-hearted in there - it's just full of angst and brooding, but the indescribable fandom-based emotions it creates have a light-hearted and sweet side that can't be ignored.')

Most of this, of course, comes from Bucky and Steve's relationship.

Even though this is marked as Steve/Bucky (Stucky) in the romantical sense, we don't explicitly see anything beyond friendship/bromance in this fic.

They're still totally in love. Not only because of the intensity and levels of depth it adds to this fic, but also because I DON'T CARE WHAT MARVEL SAY, STUCKY IS LIFE.

(They're meant for each other. #FightMe.)

So, this week's fic is:

O, what a tangled web by EvilShtriga

Friday Fics Fix is going on break in December, and will be back on 10th January 2020

Do you have any fanfic recs for my Christmas reading?
What would you like me to focus on, fanfiction-wise, in 2020?
Do you like dark/Angsty/gothicky media/fiction/whatever?
Talk to me! 👍💖💬

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Last updated: 18th March 2020


  1. I don’t read much angsty/dark fiction, because a lot of it tends to weigh my mood down. I have a lot of respect for people who can read it and still be happy afterwards!

    1. Like I said, it tends to cheer me up! But I fully admit to my weirdness! ;)

  2. I haven't read any Stucky :):) but I'm gonna check this out!

    1. *gasps* HOW?! Stucky is EVERYTHING! XD

      Hope you enjoy - feel free to check out some of my 'related' posts, most of which are also Stucky! XD


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