Friday 29 September 2023

Friday Fics Fix - The Way The Fics Fall

'He had failed them.

He had failed all of them.'



Title: F3. Background: funky purple geometry

I haven't rec'd The Umbrella Academy (TUA) in a while - which is strange but, *shrugs* sometimes that's just the way the fics fall, y'know?

Also there seems to be a very Five-centric trend in TUA fics atm (or at least the ones I've come across.) 

Which I don't have any problem with (this week's fic is Five-centric,) but where is my Queer Queen Klaus?! (Lol.)

OK, before we go any further - this fic has SPOILERS for TUA series 3 (and possibly the other series as well, I dunno,) - and the rest of this blogpost will too.



OK, got it? Great.

Five Hargeeves: It's been nice knowing you all
Via Giphy

So, this fic is canon compliant *gasps*

It's an introspective fic about Five's imagined internal freaking out at the end of series 3, when Luther is dead and Klaus fails to come through the portal behind them.

(Fandom notes:

Canon compliant means something that conforms to and does not clash with or contradict the canon.

Canon is the 'official' stuff in the book/TV series/movie/whatever)

Five Hargreeves: Don't drag me into this, please
Via Giphy

It's short and well-written

- and you know I'm a sucker for creative and well-written fics that further expand on and explore aspects of the original media - especially when those aspects happen to be emotional fallout and character development.

(See? I'm smartical sometimes 😎)

There are a few noticeable (even by fic standards,) spelling and grammar mistakes in the text.

It's not too bad - I've def. seen worse, but I really need someone to explain the difference between 'lose' and 'loose' to the fic author...'s not the end of the world, though. Well, it's TUA, so it is the end of the world, but the mistakes aren't 😅

A few Content Warnings for this one:

- general violence

- death and murder

- blood

- self-blame

- survivor's guilt

- family issues (because TUA)

...I think that's everything, but as always, please be careful!

This week's fic, then, is:

Bottle It Up (Else It Will Consume You) by CrayFee

Do you read many introspective fics?

Do you favour fics about certain characters over others?

Talk to me! 😘💬

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