Showing posts with label diversity. Show all posts
Showing posts with label diversity. Show all posts

Friday 19 July 2024

Friday Fics Fix - Out There In The Big Wide World



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 my lonesome by now - I know I've rec'd some on more than one occasion.

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?

Thursday 20 June 2024

Comics Wrap-Up - I'm All About The Nerd Humour


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

It's Thursday, me and a squirrel made each other jump yesterday, let's get these comics-y superhero-y things, m'k?

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*

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!

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?


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.

Thursday 28 March 2024

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 😅

Sunday 17 March 2024

Nerd Church - Should We Judge Older Books By Modern Standards?


Warning: this post discusses racism, ableism, and general prejudice, including reference to dehumanising language and slurs

Title: Should We Judge Older Books By Modern Standards?

I've been re-reading* The Princess Diaries for a while now.

For those not aware: this was a massively popular YA series by Meg Cabot from the early 00s where a New York teenager named Mia Thermopolis finds out she's actually the Princess of Genovia. (As you do.)

There also 2 films starring Anne Hathaway, which are fun, but don't really match the tone of the books.

*Well, re-reading the first couple and reading the rest for the first time 😅

Thursday 1 February 2024

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.

Thursday 25 January 2024

Friday 19 January 2024

Friday Fics Fix - Doctor Who and Self-Care, Because Why Not?


'Knock, knock, knock on the door. Three times, not four, and the door isn’t blue. It’s red, glittering in baubles of sunlight cast over its fresh coat of paint. The Doctor is safe.'


Title: F3. Background: kaleidoscopic purple patterning

So far, I'm loving the way Dr Who is headed with Russell T. Davies back at the helm.

Side-note: Welsh people (which Russell T Davies is,) say Dave-iss, not Daveys. Please, for the love of God, respect that. (And check out this Legends of Tomorrow clip for pronounciation, complete with accent.)

Also, Welsh people with common surnames will use middle initials or names to distinguish themselves from other people with the same name. Don't miss out the initials/names when talking about them, please and thank you.

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?)

Thursday 11 January 2024

Comics Wrap-Up - Baron Something-or-Other

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

It's Thursday, it is 2024 and this year better behave I swear, and this is Dora Reads - so let's get some comics-y superhero-y goodness!

Tuesday 9 January 2024

The Bookish Diversity Link List 2024


Your resource for all things bookish diversity is back! 

Welcome to the 8th (Hell yeah!) Bookish Diversity Link List, 2024.

Given how bad my 2023 was, I'm happy I managed to keep last year's list going. 

I still think there's need for a resource which points to cool and good quality diverse bookish things - even if I sometimes struggle to add as much to it as I'd like.

Looking at the world as a whole, I'd say we def. need to keep championing the marginalised and diverse communities and voices wherever possible. Because garbage fire. 😅

So, here I am, once again, doing my small bit to keep things moving forward. I hope you find it useful.

'The Bookish Diversity Link List' with punk-star background

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.