Friday 15 July 2022

Friday Fics Fix - In My Defence, It's A Shared Universe


'“Hey, settle a debate for me,” he says to the poor twenty-something that probably doesn’t get paid enough to deal with Clint.

Sam gives her a sympathetic look. “Clint, man, give it a rest—” he tries, but Clint will not be deterred.'

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

I was looking for Hawkeye fanfics, and this one popped up instead.

And it's not technically a Hawkeye fic, and it may have Sam and Bucky from The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (TFATWS)/MCU (Marvel movies) - but it's a shared universe, y'know?

OK, you got me. It's SamBucky.

...but the Hawkeye squad are here too!

Kate! Yelena! Clint!

All the sass!

(Fandom notes;

SamBucky, sometimes known as WinterFalcon, is a romantic and/or sexual relationship between Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes.)

And it has one of my favourite fanfiction tropes!

I love the randomly specific trope of 'everyone knows that Sam and Bucky are a couple, except for Sam and/or Bucky.'

- I don't know why, it just works. Lol.

Sam Wilson: Where do we start?
Via Giphy

...In my defence, you all knew I was trash - and yet, you're still here.

So, when you think about it, that really says more about you than me (*shifty glances*) 😅

I guess the subversive, Bookish Rebel, part of me delights in this trope using the Queerbaiting situation surrounding Bucky, and TFATWS in general, and making it part of the way they get together. 

Everyone knows, we're just waiting for them to catch up 😎

(Show me fanfiction and I will show you a way to make it sociological 😅)

So, anyhow this fic features:

  • Sam accidentally calling Bucky 'babe' in a meeting and it turning into A Whole Thing™

  • Bucky coming up with increasingly obscure pet names for Sam

  • Yelena, Kate, and Torres arguing over cartoons

  • reality TV as Sam and Bucky's (mostly Sam's) self-care fallback (I related hard.)

  • everyone thinking it's not possible for Sam to be this oblivious (Spoiler: it is.)

There are still a few Content Warnings to be aware of amongst the fun and frolics:

- general violence

- injury

- references to grief and bereavement

- sexy-times references/adult humour always, I may have missed something, so be careful dearest nerdlets!

This week's fic, then, is:

Pet Names by QuestinWitchFace

(Side-note: the fic author's psuedonym is amazing!)

Do you love how specific fanfic tropes can be?

Do you use reality TV as self-care?

Talk to me! 😊💬

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  1. This fic sounds fun! I love how you were looking for Hawkeye fics, and settled with SamBucky, it happens to the best of us, lol.

    1. I struggle to find good Hawkeye fics. Sad times.

      But yeah - SamBucky'll getcha every time! :)


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