Friday 17 May 2024

Friday Fics Fix - Klaus' Ghosts in a Specific Trope

'Five was scowling, “Try harder. We’re trying to figure out-“

“Blah, blah, how to get home. I know .” Klaus rolls his eyes. “I’d like to see you try to listen with all this noise.”'

Title: F3. Background: kaleidoscopic patterns

I love it when there are tropes that are specific to the fandom.

Like, someone -

(or several someones, separately, in fandom harmony,)

- will come up with an idea - like, for argument's sake: Klaus from The Umbrella Academy (TUA) makes the ghosts visible to his siblings and they Freak. The eff. Out. -

(If you're new here - I can't swear, because my mother. If you're not new here - I still can't swear, because my mother. I can only swear in fiction, I don't know why. 😅)

 - and then fandom will take this idea to their beautiful, nerdy, hearts, and freaking run with it.

So - this fic is about Klaus making the ghosts visible to his siblings.

...I know, I know, there was no way you could possibly guess this. It was a complete surprise 😅

Klaus Hargreeves
Via Giphy

I like it OK? I just like it.

I like the fandom-specific trope of Klaus literally showing his demons to people who deny or minimise them - the emo goblin spaghetti brain very much likes, OK?

Call it wish fulfilment if you want 😅


So... I've read a lot of these.

(A lot of these.)

But occasionally one stands out - and this one did.

...Possibly because it went hard on the gore and horror elements.

Uh... if you don't like that stuff, you may wanna give this one a skip, just, by the by!

It wasn't gratuitous (imho,) but the imagery, where used, really uh... it went for it, OK? It went for it.

It was really well done, actually. 

Not sure if that's actually a good thing on a wider level, but there we have it! Lol.

Some Content Warnings for this one then:

- horror elements and gore (GRAPHIC)

- murder, death, injury, blood (GRAPHIC)

- references to substance abuse and rehab (b/c Klaus)

- family issues (b/c Umbrella Academy) always, I might've forgotton something, so be careful!

This week's fic, then, is:

Where There Is Silence And Not Screaming by guttermud

Are there any fandom-specific tropes you're fans of?

Do you think Klaus should just let rip (or RIP, I guess... sorry, it's been a long week) - ?

Talk to me! 😊💬

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  1. I really do like gore and horror elements, so this one sounds interesting!

    1. Lol, enjoy... if that's the right word to use in this context! ;)


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