Friday 8 November 2019

Friday Fics Fix - Haunted

'Diego was still screaming but his voice was drowned and consumed, overtaken by the dead that hung around him, but Ben was screaming too...'

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

It's Umbrella Academy time!

...I think a lot of you will have guessed that I couldn't resist an Umbrella Academy fanfiction post for much longer (especially since I read a butt-tonne of Umbrella Academy fanfiction!)

Word of caution though: this one deals with some heavy sh**.

WARNINGS for this one:

- suicide/attempted suicide (SERIOUS warning)
- a person urging/trying to drive someone else to commit suicide
- substance abuse
- domestic violence (SERIOUS warning)
- details of graphic injuries
- family issues (b/c Umbrella Academy)

Diego Hargreeves: Damn. said it Diego!

Via Giphy

This one is centred, first and foremost, on attempted suicide - with a sci-fi/fantasy/horror twist of being ghost-related

(...yes, we're talking my Queer Queen Klaus Hargreeves.)

I think it's well done, personally, but... it's such a difficult subject that many people may disagree with me.

Even more people are likely to find it a difficult read.

So, as always SAFETY FIRST dearest nerdlets - be careful! *hugs*

I don't know how fully to explain this fic, other than 'interesting.'

...which may or may not do it justice 😅

It takes ideas and plays with them (something I always love!) and takes us into the realms of 'what if?' by departing from canon.

(Fangirling notes: canon = the established and/or official stuff in a series/book/film/whatever)

It does have a few grammar/spelling mistakes - this is fanfiction, after all - a few of which I'm putting down to autocorrect.

(Cos writing 'shoulder' instead of 'should' just feels like something autocorrect would do! 😅)

Overall, I've def. read things with more mistakes, but I know some people get super-bugged by things like that!

This week's fic then, is:

The Dead Haunt Me Anyway by AliNear

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  1. I totally understand auto correct issues, because they happen to me all the damn time! I just handed in an assignment for school and still saw some spelling issues even though I had proof read. UGH.

    1. Argh! That's so annoying! I try to turn autocorrect off on things cos me & autocorrect do *not* get along! XD


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