Showing posts with label M/M. Show all posts
Showing posts with label M/M. Show all posts

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 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 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 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 26 January 2024

Friday Fics Fix - We All Know Where This Is Going

 

 

'It’s just that Bucky has spent his entire life trying to fulfill obligations — for the war, for Steve, for HYDRA — and now that he feels like he can make his own choices, he doesn’t know what to do.'



Title: F3. Background: kaleidoscopic purple and blue patterns


Bucky's bored.

He's really bored. Like - he needs hobbies. Badly. Preferrably ones with minimal interactions with people because are so... people-y.

Same, Bucky. Same. People are too people-y.

Friday 12 January 2024

Friday Fics Fix - FrostIron, AKA: No-One Can Say I'm Inconsistent

 

'"What's the matter, Cap?" Tony replied absentmindedly, an arm wrapped firmly around the god's torso to steady him. "Never been to a frat party?"'


 

Title: F3. Background: kaleidoscopic blue and purple patterns


Let's start this year how we mean to continue - with some angsty FrostIron! 😅

...No-one can say I'm inconsistent, tbh.


(Fandom notes:

FrostIron is a romantic and/or sexual relationship between Marvel's Loki and Iron Man Tony Stark. It works and I will go down with this ship.

Ship is a relationship - geddit?)

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 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...

...so 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?

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?



OH MY GOD THIS FIC!!!!

krhguergjopwrgm';¬!

...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 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)

Woo!

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 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.

Thursday 20 July 2023

Comics Wrap-Up - Those Pesky Mortals



**This post contains Amazon affiliate links for Amazon.com. 

I receive a small commission for qualifying purchases made with these links.

Polite notice: Please only use these links to make .com (USA) Amazon purchases as I will not receive commission for other domains**



Title: Comics Wrap-Up. Background: lined-notebook-style with speech bubbles containing heart symbols

It's Thursday, life is hard sometimes, this is Dora Reads, so let's get some comics-y superhero-y goodness!

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.)