Friday 14 February 2020

Friday Fics Fix - Roses Are Good Omens

'“Come to my flat for drinks tomorrow?” He forces a casualness to his voice that he does not feel. “I’ve got a bottle of Glenfiddich I’ve had since 1937 and it’s about time you left the bookshop for something other than pastries and feeding ducks.”'

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So... I wasn't going to do a Valentine's post.

Partly because I don't like to get overly-smooshy. 

Partly because, given my experiences with overly-explicit, sexual, holiday-related fics...

- If fandom can do that kind of thing with Halloween, think of how far they could go with Valentine's! *shudders* If I never read another pumpkin-sex fic, it'll be too soon. They find me. Every year.

Anyway, so - I was planning on going nowhere near Valentine's, and not even doing romance this week.

I was gonna find a nice adventure fic, as an antidote to all the fluff and hearts.

But things didn't work out that way.

Because I had one of those beautiful, incredible, moments with fanfiction where you find the right fic at the right time.

...That's what I had with this Good Omens fic.

Sweet but not over-sweet. Awkward but not over-awkward. Romantic, but not seeing that as the ultimate purpose to life.

And it's well-written.

And if there's one thing I can't resist, it's well-written fanfiction!

Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and Crowley (David Tennant) from Good Omens facing each other on a park bench
Via Giphy

It's also clean - no sexy-times here.

...Not in the prudish sense, don't panic. It's just a clean romance.

The fic author actually tags it as being Asexual versions of Aziraphale and Crowley, even though the Asexuality isn't explicit in the fic - and it is an Ace romance in the way it's written.

I think that probably keyed into why I like this fic so much* - I've been kind of floating around the Aro/Ace parts of the spectrum this week. #SexuallyFluidLife

*I have no idea whether that's grammatically correct, and the more I look at it the weirder it looks but I'm tired and I don't care any more 😅

I love how integrated this is with the TV show itself, as well - it just fits so perfectly with the canon!

...It probably contains v. mild SPOILERS though, so... FYI!

(Fangirling notes: canon is the official stuff from the TV show, film, whatever.)

So, this week's fic is:

Like Any Rose It's Not Itself by infinitevariety (disapparater)

Happy Valentine's Day! 💖

Have you ever read the perfect fic (or book, short story, etc.) at the perfect moment for you?
Do you know of any good Ace fics?
Can you see Aziraphale and Crowley as Ace?
Talk to me! 😊💬

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  1. I think whenever I pick up my all time favourite book, Station Eleven, it is always at the right time for me. Sometimes a book (or fic) can be a form of therapy.

    1. Awesome :) Glad you've got a standby self-care book! :) I think books/fics are *totally* a form of therapy - especially fanfiction, which a lot of the time deals with stuff you don't find in mainstream books, and is full-on on the emotional front ;) <3

  2. I can totally see them as ace! One of my favorite things about the Good Omens fandom is how people have taken these characters and put so many different interpretations on their relationship. It's the best. Thanks so much for the rec!

    1. It is totally awesome the way people take things and run with them! And I was like: yes! They're ace! It totally makes sense! Lol.

      Hope you enjoy/ed the fic! :)


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