Friday 4 November 2022

Friday Fics Fix - Bucky And The Shady Government People

'Maybe it’s the last many months catching up with him, or the fractured ribs, or the way Sam watches him like a damn hawk. Maybe it’s a peace offering. Maybe he’s trying to get Sam to let his guard down. Hard to tell, with a hundred year old assassin.'

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Some fic authors I'll come back to again and again, cos they got the stuff I want.

This week's fic comes from one of those authors.

This is based on - what else? - The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (TFATWS).

It involves mission fic-ness, novel-length (150ish pages,) superhero shenanigans, and enough angst to keep my goblin emo spaghetti brain from protesting too much.

(Fandom notes:

A mission fic is a piece of fanfiction that's based around an episodic-style storyline - not dissimilar to a monster-of-the-week/murder-of-the-week style vibe.

They're usually (but not always) written about fandoms which involve a lot of action/adventure hijinks - especially if they contain characters who are in the military, or are military-adjacent.)

So, this is set after the TFATWS series, and involves Bucky being threatened by shady government people that his pardon could go bye-bye if he doesn't help them clean up a seriously shady mess.

They add in a fair amount of emotional manipulation, and before Sam knows it, Buck's in the wind, and he has to chase his cyborg butt around the USA.

(The author also manages to fit in some road-trip-style shenanigans, which are much appreciated.)

Sam to Bucky: What's going on in that cyborg brain of yours? Bucky to Sam: You don't wanna know
Via Giphy

Despite not having SamBucky (*sad face*) I love the way the fic author writes these two.

...And that said fic author is not afraid to get experimental with the Points-of-View (PoVs).

(Fandom notes:

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

Well-written, novel-length, fanfiction with the confidence to play around with PoVs, including outside PoVs? 

Dearest nerdlets, they were playing my song 😉

Some Content Warnings for this one:

- general violence, including gun violence

- fatal violence

- blood

- injury

- Nazis

- racism (mostly due to Nazis) (SERIOUS warning)

- grief

- guilt including survivor's guilt

- trauma and past trauma

- mental health problems that are not explicitly discussed as such, but are definitely not great right now

- human experimentation

- corpses

...I think that's everything. But, as always, I may've missed something, so please be careful!

This week's fic then is:

Never A Believer by LivingProof

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  1. I like how this fic is set after TFATWS, because I often wonder what those two got up to after the show. I know there will not be a season two, but I loved the dynamics of Sam and Bucky so much that I would love to get more content of them.

    1. I know Bucky & John Walker are gonna be in the 'Thunderbolts' film, along with Yelena and a few other people - I don't know whether Bucky's gonna be in the next Captain America film, though (he should be - you can't have Cap without Bucky! Lol.)


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