Friday 13 November 2020

Friday Fics Fix - Soft But Stabby


'The street is just as empty as it’s been all night. “Meow.” And then an orange paw is patting at his boot.' 

'Fics Fix' with purple background and white lightning bolt shape

Anyone who knows anything about Netflix's The Umbrella Academy (TUA) knows that Diego Hargreeves is stabby on the outside and super-soft on the inside.

He also loves his mam - you gotta love a vigilante bad-a** who loves his mam, ok?

There's a reason he has been memed as a baby duck with a knife. That's it. That's the entire character.

As you can probably guess, this week's fic is from TUA - but no SPOILERS os gwelwch yn dda/please! 

I have one episode of season 2 left to watch.

I know, I know, but I've been drawing it out - partly because time constraints, and partly because of the quantum anticipation, y'know?

I doubt that there'll be anything too surprising, because I've read the comics, but sometimes the show picks sh** up and runs with it!

Like, until I actually watch it, anything could happen in that last episode 😅 Lol, ya love me really, dearest nerdlets 😎

This fic contains mild SPOILERS for series 1.

Honestly they're more like themes and relationships than spoilers, but don't say I never warned ya!

Diego Hargreeves: Show me what you got
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It's about Diego Hargeeves taking in and helping out strays - mostly cats - and inadvertantly becoming the Cat Vigilante.

...Honestly, it's even cuter than it sounds. 

Not least because of the soft-but-stabby/stabby-but-soft thing Diego's got going on which the fic author nails here.

The author also has a knack for one-liners, and generally amusing shenanigans, which is fun. 👍

Some of the things that this fic deals with (v. lightly,) are more complex and potentially upsetting themes, though, so here are your Content Warnings:

- homelessness

- animal cruelty

- substance abuse and addiction

- references to sexual assault and potential sexual assault

- implied child abuse (physical, mental, emotional)

- implied child neglect

- general violence

- blood and injuries

- general sexy-times references

This week's fic, then, is:

Cat Vigilante by GiuGiu

Are you a TUA fan?

Do you sometimes stretch out series (or books or whatever) just to make them last longer? Or am I alone here?

Talk to me! 😅💬

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  1. I try to stretch series or books that I love out. But it normally backfires on me. If I love something, I can't help but want to continue watching it!

    1. Haha, sometimes it works for me, sometimes it doesn't - it really depends what mood I'm in! Lol


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