Showing posts with label fanfiction. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fanfiction. Show all posts

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.


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. 


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 7 March 2024

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.)


Wednesday 21 February 2024

Month In Review(s) - December 2023 + January 2024

 

And 2023 is OUT OF HERE!!!!

And thank whoever's listening for that.

Because, in case you weren't aware, my 2023 effing sucked.



December 2023 & January 2024: Rhagfyr 2023 & Ionawr 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.

Friday 9 February 2024

Friday Fics Fix - 4 Fics Where The Author Got Really Creative

 

You know I love, love, love it when fic authors get creative!

Isn't there something just so beautiful about taking that source material and just running with it?! Like it's not bound by the confines of the material that created it? Like it has a life and an essence that goes beyond one single medium?

Living art, dearest nerdlets. Living art.



Title: F3. Background: kaleidoscopic patterns


So this week I have 4 fics for you where the fic author has gotten impressively creative!

As always with my fic-rec lists, please check the original rec'ing post - which will be linked - for Content Warnings and spoiler status.


Friday 2 February 2024

Friday Fics Fix - Cue Hargreeves Family Freakout

 

'“You told me not to lie,” Klaus snaps at him, wiggling his fingers in Ben’s direction. “Zip it, Casper.”'


Title: F3. Background: kaleidoscopic patterns


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

Aside from rec-lists, I haven't rec'd TUA since September.

...That's probably a record for me.

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 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?)