Showing posts with label TV shows. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TV shows. 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 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.


Thursday 9 May 2024

Comics Wrap-Up - The Freaking Chaos

 

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


It's Thursday, we live in a ridiculous timeline, let's get some comics-y superhero-y goodness right here on Dora Reads!


Sunday 5 May 2024

Nerd Church - Unpopular Opinion: I've Never Liked Gavin and Stacey


...confessions of a rebel Welsh chick, I guess. 😅



Title: Unpopular Opinion: I've Never Liked Gavin and Stacey



OK - I know that there are international fans of this series, but since it's less well-known outside the UK, a little background:

Gavin and Stacey is a BBC sitcom about a Welsh woman from Barry and an English dude from Essex meeting on the internet, falling in love, and trying to get together despite being from opposite ends of the country.

It's also where James Corden hit the big time, in the UK at least. So... there's that. Make of it what you will 😅

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. 😘

Thursday 18 April 2024

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.


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.

Thursday 4 April 2024

Comics Wrap-Up - Was Not Expecting That!

 

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

It's Thursday, it's somehow April, this is Dora Reads, so let's get some comics-y superhero-y goodness!

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.)


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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 😅


Thursday 21 March 2024

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. 


Thursday 14 March 2024

Friday 8 March 2024

Friday Fics Fix - Hargreeves(eses) In Their Feelings

 



'Diego throws the knife with a grunt of frustration. It lands perfectly positioned in the wall.

“Good job,” Luther says dryly. “You killed the wallpaper.”'



Title: F3. Background: kaleidoscopic patterns



One of the extremely few issues I have with The Umbrella Academy (TUA) is that the Hargreeves siblings are so emotionally constipated that we never get to bathe in the angst with them.

Like - I'm talking 'Gerard Way in the video for Ghost of You' style angst-bathing. We don't get much of that, and my emo goblin spaghetti brain would very much like that. *nods sagely*

Thursday 29 February 2024

Friday 23 February 2024

Friday Fics Fix - Bucky's Uncertain Ordeal

 



'At first he couldn't hear the voice, he couldn't hear anything. But gradually he became aware of it, coming and going in bursts. He tried to grasp it, hold on to it, but it kept slipping away.

"Bucky? Can you hear me? Can you breathe for me?"'


Title: F3. Background: kaleidoscopic patterns


When there's gaps in the canon, what's fanfic to do but to, y'know, step in...?

Like, when Avengers: Endgame leaves everyone in a nebulous situation, and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (TFATWS) picks up after all the messy logistical stuff has already been dealt with and the brainwashed supersoldier assassin has already been pardoned.

...None of this is spoiler-y, since you can pretty much assume this from the trailer for TFATWS. #Don'tComeForMe


(Fandom notes:

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


Thursday 22 February 2024

Friday 16 February 2024

Friday Fics Fix - Angry Flirting With Sam and Bucky




“Find the front door,” Bucky snapped when Sam’s eyes went to the window again. He smashed someone’s head down on the banister with enough force to crack either bone or wood. “I’m not jumping through glass.”



Title: F3. Background: kaleidoscopic patterns



So, we're talking The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (TFATWS) again today... well, kind of.

Strictly speaking we're talking the nebulous period between Winter Soldier and Civil War where Sam was looking for Bucky on Steve's behalf, and Bucky was happily living his post-Hydra best life - as in, the one where he got to buy plums in goddamn peace!

...But it's got a TFATWS vibe, and both lead characters, so that's what we're calling it.