Friday 10 February 2023

Friday Fics Fix - You Know I Love Me Some Weird


'There was an argument happening some ways away, Diego and Luther throwing another one of their hissy fits. Klaus was too high to follow what was being said even if he could see every molecule of air vibrating at its own frequency.'

Title: Fics Fix! Background: purple with white lightning bolt shape

This one's weird.

Good weird? Bad weird?

I don't honestly know.

But it's weird. And you know I love me some weird 😅

This is a The Umbrella Academy (TUA) fic based around an AU of the 1st season.

(And as such, there are SPOILERS in this fic for series 1 - but the context is super messed-around-with.)

So far, so not-weird - well, as not-weird as TUA ever gets anyway.

(Fandom notes: 

AU = Alternate Universe. A universe which is alternate.)

But the fic author has really added a whole bunch of creativity to this AU, and I love that.

This fic imagines that, while most of the Hargreeves siblings are (super)human, Klaus is not.

Klaus is Other. Someone - something - else. 

Not God Herself (which is a TUA thing, don't yell at me religious people,) but closer to Her than he is to everyone else.

Klaus to Luther: There's no need to getyour little panties in a bunch.
Via Giphy

And while I wouldn't like this to be what the actual series is like - I love TUA as it is, thank you very much - it was a really interesting look at how that premise would work out.

What Klaus would be like in that scenario - and what some of the other characters would be like if they found out - was something that I loved seeing the fic author explore.

So - was it good weird? Was it bad weird? I have no clue.

But it made me think - and you gotta love that.

Some Content Warnings for this one then:

- drug and alcohol abuse and addiction

- violence

- war

- torture

- death, grief, etc.

- religious-type elements

...I think that's everything. As always, be careful dearest nerdlets!

This week's fic, then, is:

maybe that's our fault (for making them in our image) by anotherbrokewriter

What do you make of the premise here?

Do you like it when fic authors get extremely creative?

Talk to me! 😀💬

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  1. It's hit or miss for me whenever fic authors (or any author or writer) get super duper creative. I think it's just more difficult for me to absorb the story when they keep adding layers of weird on top of layers of weird. Part of the reason why the tv show Twin Peaks just did not work for me :(

    1. I get that - but then, TUA's kind of surreal to begin with! (Especially the comics.) And while this was weird - the fic author seemed to know what they were doing with it, which is always good! Lol.


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