Showing posts with label Friday Fics Fix. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Friday Fics Fix. Show all posts

Friday 19 July 2024

Friday Fics Fix - Out There In The Big Wide World

 



'“Loki.”

His mouth quirks in a smile. Ah, yes. That was his name once. Long ago. Or maybe not yet. He can’t remember which description is most appropriate anymore.'


Title: F3. Background: kaleidoscopic patterns


There are a lot of continuation fics based on the Loki Disney+ series, out there in the big wide world.

I must have read a good number all by lonesome by now - I know I've rec'd some on more than one occasion.

Friday 12 July 2024

Friday Fics Fix - I Make No Excuses


 

'Daniel wasn’t moving. Or making noise of any kind. And if Daniel wasn’t harassing anyone with questions, that was just a bad sign.'



Title: F3. Background: kaleidoscopic patterns



A bit of a different one for you this time - Stargate: SG-1.

This was a sci-fi action/adventure series that ran from '97 to '07. 

I was too young to watch it from the beginning - I'm a millennial, but I'm on the younger side of that - so I mostly caught up with it on re-runs in my teens.


Friday 28 June 2024

Friday Fics Fix - Loki In Slo-Mo With Zero Warning

 


'"I have no idea what you're talking about."

"You're a bad liar, Mobius."

"Well, we can't all be Loki, now can we. So do you wanna hear my grand plan or not?"'



Title: F3. Background: kaleidoscopic patterns



We're talking the Disney+ Loki series today dearest nerdlets because IT ENDED LIKE THAT.

...And since I'm clearly not the only fan out there in fandom who has FEELINGS about IT ENDING LIKE THAT, there's a lot of fanfiction.

And long may that state of affairs continue, because Lord knows I need more Loki in my life!

Friday 21 June 2024

Friday Fics Fix - Uncle Sam and Uncle Bucky

 



'In the mirror, Cass’s eyes go wide in horror. “If either one of you says that to anybody I know, I’m gonna have to run away and change my name and join the circus. Is that what you want?”

Bucky pretends to think about it. “Would you at least be able to get us free tickets?”'



Title: F3. Background: kaleidoscopic patterns

 

I enjoyed this one way, way, more than I thought I would.

So, this sees Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes from The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (TFATWS) and other Marvel stuff several years after TFATWS ends.

- Enough years, in fact, for Sam's nephew Cass to be going to his high school prom.

And of course Uncle Sam and Uncle Bucky volunteered to chaperone - because sometimes Captain America chaperones your high school prom, y'know?

Friday 14 June 2024

Friday Fics Fix - Arrowverse Sweetness



Warning: very brief reference to Anxiety, and a (thankfully unrelated) brief reference to drugging people



'“You can’t stay, the guards’ rounds are random at night and…”

They would have a heart attack if they saw Flash and Supergirl eating cookies in his cell.'


 

Title: F3. Background: kaleidoscopic patterns


This was sweet and I needed it.

Sometimes, you need the sweetness in fanfic. And this wasn't so fluffy that I get a weird social Anxiety backlash (it's fun to be me sometimes.)

It was just really nice, y'know?

Wednesday 12 June 2024

Month(s) In Review(s) - April + May 2024


Warning: pet death, grief


Did I intend to make this a 2-month wrap-up?

No. No I did not.



Title: April + May. Ebrill + May. Background: flower pattern



Did it become abundantly clear that I wasn't gonna get April's post done by the end of May?

Yes. Yes it did.



April was awful.

Really.



You know how my criteria for a good month is one where no-one I care about - human or animal - dies, almost dies, or gets a life-changing diagnosis?

April was not a good month.



My beautiful cat died, dearest nerdlets.

And the world feels off without him. There's a hole in my chest.



So most of the rest of April + May has been trying to get used to life without him.

...It still hurts like hell.

That boy was my everything, and I have cried every single day since I lost him.



But I kept going, despite the urge to stay in bed and wail. 

(Turns out I'm frighteningly good at wailing - with frighteningly being the key word. I... did not know I could make that kind of noise. I freaked my parents the hell out.)

So, y'know, if you've got the chance to check out the posts I somehow managed to write despite the separation of my soul from my body, that'd be great... 😅


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Comics Wrap-Up


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Was Not Expecting That! - Wenglish in Marvel's Echo and more


Iconic and Irreplaceable - Joker: Folie a Deux and more


I Can Already Tell - X-men '97 and more


My Fangirling Heart Is Singing Right Now! - Deadpool & Wolverine and more


You Learn Stuff, I Guess - Chibird and more


The Freaking Chaos - Marvel's What If...? and more


Actually Quite Lovely - X-Men '97 and more


Gracing The Waves of the Interwebs - Deadpool & Wolverine and more


Wholesome and Positive - The Cursed Princess Club and more



Friday Fics Fix


Title: F3. Background: kaleidoscopic patterns



The Nature of the Void - A The Umbrella Academy (TUA) fic exploring the nature of death, grief, and the Void


Most of You Aren't Gonna Read This - A The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (TFATWS) horror novella that is extremely well-written. I loved it. I hated it. It's so good.


Because I Am Trash - A TFATWS fic where Sam and Bucky are stuck in an industrial freezer. I stand by my life choices.


Cyberpunk Stucky - In a nutshell: Stucky (Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes from the MCU in a relationship,) as detectives in space. But it's so much more than that. I would legit. buy this as an original novel - it's that good.


Vampires and a Smidge of FrostIron - Everything's better with vampires, right? Plus a little bit of Tony Stark/Loki love.


Klaus' Ghosts In A Specific Trope - 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?


Bucky's A Literal Demon and Sam's A Literal Angel - TFATWS


So. Freaking. Beautiful - A TUA Klaus/Dave fic with Klaus noticing that, in some lights, Dave's eyes are the exact same shade of blue as his powers, the ghosts, etc. etc. Which leads to a whole lot of introspection from both of them and... it's beautiful.



Nerd Church


Can Books 'Talk' To Us? - Do you think books can send us messages?


It's OK (Just Keep Going) - Brought to you by the art of giving myself a pep talk and then posting it on the internet 😅


My Heart Is Broken... - My beautiful boy is gone. 💔


Random Audiobook Ramblings - Walking is boring and books are awesome


Unpopular Opinion: I've Never Liked Gavin and Stacey - Sorry, not sorry. It feels uncomfortable - like Wales through an English lens.


What Does 'Enough' Even Mean? - Has anyone ever reached ‘enough’?


Things Happen When They Happen - I'm trying to remind myself that, so long as I'm working on things, they'll be ready when they're ready.


I Quit Google AdSense - Because this is way too many hoops to jump through for £7




Other Non-Review Posts


Month In Review(s) - March 2024





So, that's April and May for yours truly.

How was yours?

Talk to me! 😊💬








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Friday 7 June 2024

Friday Fics Fix - Consulting With The Little Girl On The Bike



'But, anyway, the point is….The vibes were off. Of this, Klaus was certain.'



Title: F3. Background: kaleidoscopic patterns

 


Yes, this is The Umbrella Academy (TUA) again. 

Because I'm complete trash and refuse to feel guilty about that 😅


Friday 31 May 2024

Friday Fics Fix - So. Freaking. Beautiful

 

'Sometimes, Klaus can’t look at Dave.'


Title: F3. Background: kaleidoscopic patterns



OK, now that the trailer's out for the very lastest series of The Umbrella Academy (TUA) - for which I am both excited but also sad, because, lastest - this week's F3 seems super relevant.

...Happy coincidences, and all that jazz.

(Or maybe I need to read fanfiction from a wider range of fandoms - rec 'em in the comments if you got 'em!)

Friday 24 May 2024

Friday Fics Fix - Bucky's A Literal Demon and Sam's A Literal Angel

 


'The first time Bucky laid his beady yellow snake eyes on Sam, however, he knew none of the other demons’ vices held a candle to his own.

He fell in love with an angel, after all.'

 

Title: F3. Background: kaleidoscopic patterns

I don't know whether I liked this week's fic.

...I mean, it's good. I just don't know whether or not I liked it.

Happens sometimes *shrugs*

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.


Friday 10 May 2024

Friday Fics Fix - Vampires and A Smidge of FrostIron

 

'"Science waits for no man, Steve! Also Loki there's a welcome basket on your coffee table, let me know if you need help with anything!"'

 

Title: F3. Background: kaleidoscopic patterns


This is some good, ol' fashioned, Avengers fanfic.

...Only Tony Stark is a vampire, because why not?

Friday 3 May 2024

Friday Fics Fix - Cyberpunk Stucky

 


'“Okay, get up, the both of you.” He took out his phone, typed Shuri’s address in, and sent it to Steve’s number. “You’re going to get blood all over the upholstery. And then I’ll have to set fire to it, and then to you for making me sacrifice my good sofa.”'



Title: F3. Background: kaleidoscopic patterns



I love it when fanfic authors have the determination, the dedication, the goddamn verve to write full-length novels.

When those full-length novels are so freaking good - so well thought out, so fleshed out in terms of world-building, so passionate and compelling, that you would legit. buy this as an original novel?

OH MY GOD!!!


Friday 26 April 2024

Friday Fics Fix - Because I Am Trash

 


'"No, Sam, you're on vacation. Phone it in, let someone else do it."

"Bucky, it's an hour. We can go check it out, then stop at mine and get my stuff and be at the airport by five, half five at the latest. We've got time."'


Title: F3. Background: kaleidoscope patterns


Narrator: it did not take an hour.

...OK, so this is a The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (TFATWS) fic because I am trash and have run out of effs to give. 😘

Friday 12 April 2024

Friday Fics Fix - Most Of You Aren't Gonna Read This

 


'He feels faint himself, his head swimming with a startling lack of oxygen. Stars peek through the leaves ahead, and he turns his eyes upwards, counting them over and over again.'



Title: F3. Background: kaleidoscopic purple-ish patterns


Never have I been tested so much by my 'if it's well-written, I must rec' rule...

...I genuinely didn't know whether to rec this fic.


Wednesday 10 April 2024

Month In Review(s) - March 2024

 


March wasn't great.

Not terrible - but then, the bar for terrible is pretty high (or low, depending on your perspective, I guess,) at this point - but not great.

Basically: my mental health sucks at the moment.


Title: March - Mawrth. Background: pink with little pink flowers


Friday 5 April 2024

Friday Fics Fix - The Nature Of The Void



'He grieves quietly.

The world is ending in three days; actually, truly ending.

Odd, how it feels like his already has.'



Title: F3. Background: kaleidoscopic patterns

 

This is well-written, and you know we have a rule around these parts - if I find a well-written fic, I have to rec. it.

So - here we are! Rec'ing the fic.

Friday 29 March 2024

Friday Fics Fix - We'll Soldier On Regardless



"Jesus Buck," Sam says, "I leave for three days. Three days, and I come back to find you half dead in our kitchen."



Title: F3. Background: kaleidoscopic patterns

 


Hopefully by the time this post goes up, AO3 will be back online.

AO3, for those unfamiliar, is the primary place for fanfiction on the internet - it's the most user-friendly, covers the broadest range of fandoms, and has the most people (as far as I can tell,) actively uploading fanfiction.

It's also where I read 99% of my fanfiction - because of said user-friendliness, and also because I can download to my e-reader - and so 99.99% of my fic recs are from AO3.

Friday 22 March 2024

Friday Fics Fix - Four Fun Fanfics

 

Fanfiction can open your mind to new perspectives, ideas, styles, explore ideas and characters and art forms...

...or it can 'just' be a lot of fun. (Which is pretty impressive in and of itself.)


So I figured I'd give you four fun fanfics to enjoy (because I'm nice like that.)


Title: F3. Background: kaleidoscopic patterns


As always with these rec lists, please check the original rec'ing post for spoiler status and Content Warnings.

Because this is me doing the rec'ing - it's entirely possible that even the fun fics need Content Warnings 😅


Friday 15 March 2024

Friday Fics Fix - Bittersweet Loki

 



'It was impossible.

Well.

Don’t let that stop you, O. B. had said.'



Title: F3. Background: kaleidoscopic patterns


I kind of love this fic.

I mean... obviously, because I'm rec'ing, and, also obviously, I tend to say that a lot. But... yeah. 


Wednesday 13 March 2024

Month In Review(s) - February 2024

 

February for yours truly wasn't too bad.

...It wasn't great either, tbh. But it's still one of the better months I've had lately, so I'll take it!



Title: February - Chwefror. Background: desk, hearts, notebook and pen - it's all very artsy