Friday 14 May 2021

Friday Fics Fix - Things Can Be Better

 (Warning: this post discusses Homophobia and the persecution of LGBTQ+ people.)

"What the hell man you can't just go announcing that! You'll get the place raided!" He hissed, Sam furrowing his brows before his face relaxed in realization, letting out a short laugh.

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

Am I rec'ing a The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (TFATWS) fic for the second week in a row? 

Yes, yes I am.

We all know at this point that I'm TFATWS trash (...amongst other trash, but let's stick to TFATWS for now 😅)

I couldn't resist this fic, OK?

While there's an element of this fic that's essentially just Zemo being like, 'just kiss!' to Sam and Bucky, the fluffy exterior covers something a little deeper.

Baron Zemo (Daniel Bruhl), nodding: Yeah
Via Giphy

Basically, the premise here is that Zemo's meeting an informant, so he drags Sam and Bucky to a Gay club.

Bucky is, understandably, freaked out that they're talking about this loudly on the street, cos as far as he's concerned they're gonna end up getting these poor people arrested.

Cue Sam and Zemo accidentally pulling Bucky into the 21st Century in less-than-ideal fashion.

And the absolutely beautiful part of this fic?

It shows how far we've come in such a short space of time.

Being Gay was illegal, dearest nerdlets. Still is, in some countries - and still excessively dangerous in these and others.

It was illegal in the UK in the lifetimes of my parents. It was illegal in some states of the USA in my lifetime - In. My. Lifetime. 

It was finally decriminalised in the entirety of the United States in 2003. That's less than 20 years ago.

So poor Bucky is somewhat terrified and extremely surprised and relieved by this entire sequence of events.

And while it's far from a perfect fic - and so far from the best way to break to a closeted 106-year-old that his existence is now legal - it's still worth the read.

Because it'll give you hope, dearest nerdlets, that the world can be better - because we're already so much better than we were.

The main warning for this fic is obviously the discussion of the subject matter, and the affect on Bucky in particular.

It also deals with Coming Out in a way that, like I said, is less than ideal.

There are also a few, though extremely mild, SPOILERS here.

This week's fic, then, is:

Vanna by MagikMask

Do you think Zemo would try to act as matchmaker for these two?

Or does he have his eye on one (or both) of them himself?

Talk to me! 😉😅💬

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  1. Oh this fic sounds so awesome! I just love Bucky so much, and I wish he had gotten his coming out story in the tv show. Anyways, I think Zemo would totally be matchmaker. That man can be very sassy, I can imagine him getting very frustrated with those two lol.

    1. Marvel are the only ones denying it at this point *sighs*

      YES! Zemo'd be there like: you two, need to get a clue and get a room - like, yesterday! Lol. <3


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