Friday 3 September 2021

Friday Fics Fix - Definitely A Thing

'“...That’s why, if I wanna make sure someone knows who I mean when I’m talking about Bucky, I just say: my brother-in-law.”

Sam heaves an exasperated sigh and puts his head in his hands.'

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

This is The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (TFATWS) - and I know I have no excuses for how often I read TFATWS fics, but neither do I need any 😉😅

Fangirls are gonna fangirl dearest nerdlets, and I am most definitely a fangirl.

So this is from the uber-specific sub-genre/trope of:

'Everyone in Sam's home town of Delacroix thinks that Sam and Bucky are a couple. The only people this is news to is Sam and Bucky who are definitely not a couple - right? Spoiler: wrong.'

Bucky (Sebastian Stan): That's not a thing. Sam (Anthony Mackie): That's definitely a thing.
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...I will forever love that fanfiction can take one specific scenario and turn it into an entire specific thing on its own 😅

Like how time-loop fics about the film Ready or Not became their own thing - although that has way less basis in canon than this does!

(Fandom notes:

Tropes are a set of specific conventions or elements - they're kind of half-way between a theme and a genre.

Canon is the 'official' stuff in the book/film/series/whatever.)

This fic basically has everything you'd want from this kind of fic.

The pacing is awesome: the awkward moments aren't brushed over, but aren't over-done either.

And both Bucky and Sam require the metaphorical equivalent of being hit over the head with the truth repeatedly before they realise that they are, in fact, a couple.

It's a lot of fun, quite a bit of fluff, and hits all the points you'd want it to hit.

This week's fic, then, is:

From the Outside, Looking In by burnthatbridge

As this entire fic is set in Delacroix, Louisiana, one of the communities recently hit by Hurricane Ida, it's only right to point you to the Hurricane Ida page on JustGiving here.

It has all the Ida-related fundraisers it's hosting in one place, so you can help out if/where you want to.

Is there any uber-specific trope that you love and/or have read a lot of lately?

Can you see Sam and Bucky needing a lot of people to tell them before they realise they're a couple? Lol

Talk to me! 😊💬

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