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

Friday 24 November 2023

Friday Fics Fix - My Stand-Out Fics of 2023


Since F3 is going on its regular break in December, I thought that now was a great time to give you my stand-out fics of the year!

- That's not the same as the best fics of the year. 

It's more... the ones I can still remember when stressed and tired at the end of November 😅 (Expect a lot from the last few months, ngl.)

Title: F3. Background: kaleidoscopic geometry

Remember to please check out the orginal rec'ing posts for Content Warnings and SPOILER status.

I'll leave the link to those original rec. posts when I finish up talking about each fic.

Friday 17 November 2023

Friday Fics Fix - Living Art, Right There


'O.B’s fingers freeze. He’s quiet for a moment, before moving to turn off his device. He turns to face Mobius.'

Title: F3. Background: kaleidoscopic patterns

The end of series 2 of Loki was stunningly beautiful - and so is some of the fanfiction that's been inspired by it.

Yes, no sooner was the streaming streamed than the fandom picked up pen and pixel and set out to process, explore, enjoy, revel in, congratulate, commiserate, and everything in between.

Living art, right there.

Friday 10 November 2023

Friday Fics Fix - 5 More Of My Fave Novel-Length Fics


I love novel-length fanfiction.

I am forever in awe of the dedication you have to show to something to write a full novel-length fanfic (especially if you're not planning on changing the names and selling it as an original novel like E. L. James 😅)

I gave a list (which you can see here,) about a year ago, of 5 of my favourite novel-length fanfics - and I figured it's time for another one! (Because I read a truly horrifying amount of fanfiction, lol.)

Title: F3. Background: purple kaleidoscope patterns

Remember to please check out the orginal rec'ing posts for Content Warnings and SPOILER status.

Some of these fics deal with difficult topics, so def. check the CWs!

I'll leave the link to those original rec. posts when I finish up talking about each fic.

Friday 3 November 2023

Friday Fics Fix - Angels, Demons, Cinnamon-Rolls


'Crowley was out doing... something -- Muriel did not know whether he was actually gluing coins to the ground or whether that was an obscure joke.'

Title: F3. Background: kaleidoscopic purple patterns


I love Good Omens - which, in a nutshell, is a TV series on Amazon Prime where an Angel and a Demon get up to shenanigans to a soundtrack of Queen music.

...They're also possibly in full M/M love with each other. They have this whole will-they/won't-they/are-they-already-and-just-don't-know-it, thing going on. Canonically.

(Fandom notes:

Canon is the 'official' stuff that happens in the book/film/whatever)

Friday 27 October 2023

Friday Fics Fix - Because Incubus

'Tony froze and leaned back to study Bucky's face. He didn't seem to be exaggerating. Tony felt something dark and cold settle in his chest. He cradled Bucky's face with gentle hands, but his voice was hard as iron when he asked, "Honey, is there someone I need to take care of?"'

Title: F3. Background: purple kaleidoscope geometry


This week's fic is random af.

...I'd go as far as to say it's bordering on crack - don't get me wrong, it's not crack. But if you stand on your tippy-toes and look over the fence, you can probably see crack from here.

(Fandom notes:

Crack fics are the most random, surreal, and bizarre of fics. They are cracked (to give it the non-drug-related definition.) 

Think terminally online meets Alice in Wonderland, or else the Sasquatch sequence in Tenacious D's The Pick of Destiny, and you're more-or-less there.)

Friday 20 October 2023

Friday Fics Fix - A Spooky-Season LGBTQ+ Ghost Story Rec List


Who doesn't love a ghost story?

...Don't answer that! 😅 I know they're not to everyone's taste. 

But I love 'em - and there are some pretty awesome fanfic ghost stories out there (both spooky and not-so-spooky,) so I figured I'd remind you of a few of my faves

Title: F3. Background: purple kaleidoscope pattern

I was originally not planning on making this a specifically LGBTQ+ list, but this is fanfiction... it turned out literally 100% of the fics I picked were LGBTQ+ in some capacity! Woo! Lol. 😅

As always with these rec-lists, check out the original rec'ing post for my full list of Content Warnings.

...Also check the rec posts for SPOILER status for the fics, m'k?

Wednesday 18 October 2023

Month In Review(s) - September 2023


(Yes, I know we're halfway through October - I have a lot of metaphorical plates spinning, and sometimes I drop one 😅 )

Iesu Effing Grist, September.

Well, it wasn't the worst month of this year - by a long shot. But it, uh... it crammed a whole lot of stuff in there.

...I am very, very, tired.

Title: September - Medi. Background: artsy autumn leaves

Friday 13 October 2023

Friday Fics Fix - Sam and Bucky Undercover(s)

'They were supposed to be roommates.'

Title: F3. Background: funky purple pattern shape things

So much the SamBucky! Lol.

OK, so as you can probably tell from that, this is a The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (TFATWS) SamBucky fic. 

Because I remain TFATWS trash.

Friday 6 October 2023

Friday Fics Fix - Izzy Hands Is Being Haunted


'His captain just looked sad, like he'd failed Izzy in some way.'


Title: F3. Background: funky geometry, because why not?



...sorry, had to fangirl over the page a bit there. This fic is so good. 

Like - page-turning, stayed up an extra hour to read some more, good.

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.)

Friday 22 September 2023

Friday Fics Fix - Let Me Explain


'He’s engulfed in the shadow of midnight wings. In the dim lantern light, Izzy examines the damage.'


Title: F3. Background: shiny geometry - it's funky

Yes, I'm rec'ing an Our Flag Means Death (OFMD) fic for the second week in a row.

(You can check out last week's F3 here, if you want.)

It's just what the universe wanted, dearest nerdlets, what can I say? The blogger is beholden to the universe's whims 😅

So, this is the fic the universe gave me for this week. 

I don't know why - presumably someone, somewhere, needs to read it. Which is weird, but we live in a weird world, and I was raised by hippies.

Friday 15 September 2023

Friday Fics Fix - Blackbeard's Bedraggled Attack Dog


'Izzy stared at the doily, trying to imagine where on the high seas they might have stolen that from. Izzy looked up to find Bonnet looking at him meaningfully, then down at the sandwiches. And back.'


Title: F3. Background: artsy geometry

First thing's first: it's my birthday today! (15th Sep)


If you feel like doing so, you can buy me a birthday coffee here. But don't worry, I'll still love ya if you don't 😘

OK, back to our regularly scheduled fandom-ing:

Yes it's some Our Flag Means Death (OFMD) this week!

It's a well-written fic, and you know I have no choice: I must rec. These are the rules. *nods sagely*

Friday 8 September 2023

Friday Fics Fix - The Moon Is Real Frickin' Mysterious


"He says hi," says Marc. "And he really likes how this alliance is working so far -- new age of the world and all that, very exciting -- but, if you could just...respect the right of the moon to be real frickin' mysterious? Please?"

Title: F3. Background: awesome sauce weird kaleidoscope patterns

Before we get into this week's F3 - what do you all think of the new graphic?!

I've been meaning to update the graphic for Friday Fics Fix for a long time - I was still using the one I threw together on a whim around 2015/2016-ish.

I hope you like it!

OK, back to our regularly scheduled fandoming:

This is a Marvel's Moon Knight fic!

I love Moon Knight, and sadly there aren't that many good Moon Knight fics out there (disagree? Please rec!) - but this week's fic is awesome!

Friday 11 August 2023

Month In Review(s) - July 2023

Warning: this post briefly discusses Depression

July. Ugh.

Well... let's look at the positives.

Once again, nobody in my life - either human or animal - died, almost died, or had a life-changing diagnosis.

Which is a low bar for a win, but that's the bar that I have - so it's a win.

Title: July - Gorffennaf. Background: ice cream cones

Friday 28 July 2023

Friday Fics Fix - Nah, They Gay


'The crew stared at him, and at Lucius behind him who was gesturing emphatically at the leather pants.'

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

This fic made me laugh - and I think we could all do with that, yeah?

(Well, it's what we're getting!)

Friday 21 July 2023

Friday Fics Fix - Solid SamBucky


Warning: this post briefly discusses PTSD/mental health problems

'The storm begins while Sam is away. Which means that Bucky is left to fend for himself in their empty apartment...'


We all need some solid SamBucky emotional/mental-health-based Hurt/Comfort every now and then, right?

...I mean.

We all know it's true.

Friday 14 July 2023

Friday Fics Fix - Quite Frankly Batpoop OFMD Vibes


'“I think I’m gonna faint now,” Stede says. He nods to himself. “Yes, I think that’s it for me for a while.”'

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


Are we all recovered from the shock of AO3 going down earlier in the week? Yes? Good.

I really wish there was more than one fanfiction site with AO3's usability, range, and download feature. But I suppose that would be greedy. 😘😅

(Fandom notes:

AO3 = Archive Of Our Own - the biggest and probably most widely used fanfiction site.)

So, with AO3 safely returned to its rightful place on the interwebs, I have some Our Flag Means Death (OFMD) fanfiction for ya!

(It's been like... 3 weeks since I last rec'd OFMD. #Restraint.)

Friday 7 July 2023

Friday Fics Fix - Five Hargreeves Is Ruminating, OK?


'Viktor’s book was informative. But there are still things Five now understands himself not knowing.'

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

I haven't rec'd a The Umbrella Academy (TUA) fic in a while.

But I've still been reading some, obviously.

So, yeah, this week's offering for your humble perusal (lol) is a TUA fic.

Wednesday 5 July 2023

Month In Review(s) - June 2023

June was too damned hot.

I hate the heat - I'm not built for it.

Ugh. It sucks.

Also, the mountain fires are apparently releasing heavy metals, like lead, from the vegetation, due to Wales' past status as lightly smouldering industrial wasteland.

It's potentially getting into the water supply. Fun times.

...On the plus side, maybe the English won't want our water now. (No, I'm not explaining that one - Google 'Wales water exports,' and once you've done that, Google 'Tryweryn'.)

Title: June - Mehefin. Image: heart drawn in the sand.

Friday 30 June 2023

Friday Fics Fix - Clint Barton Has No Coffee


'The coffee is gone.

"No," Clint whispers, staring at the counter where he left it. "What the... is it... coffee burglar?"'

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

I would like the record (there's a record, right? Sure, let's say there's a record,) to show that I'm not actually a big fan of time-loop tropes.

...Which you wouldn't think, given how often I rec. them, but there we are!

(All of which is to say that this week's fic is a time-loop fic.)