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Jun. 22nd, 2017 09:24 pm
muccamukk: An orange life ring floating in the sea. (Lights: Lifering)
[personal profile] muccamukk
I ended up signing up for [community profile] fandomgiftbox, which is sort of [community profile] fandom_stocking in the summer with slightly different rules. I had fun treating it last year, so why not.

Wish there were more people in my fandoms in [community profile] multifandomdrabble fest. Sign ups open for another day!

I know people have been looking for nice Bill icons from this series of Doctor Who. Here are a bunch made by [personal profile] luminousdaze, along with 12, Missy, Clara and a bunch of the gang.

I really like this essay by [personal profile] lydy: The Rules: A Memo for Every Man in My Life.
Instead, I want to address something that comes up over and over in these conversations, and always from men. "What are the rules?" "How can I know how to behave if you won't clarify what you want?"

Dear men, please do not ask me to provide to you something that I have never had. I cannot provide you the rules. I do not know what they are, and I never have.


Pitssburgh Queer History project has some great archival material here.

ETA: For those who like Murderbot Diaries, Martha Wells is doing an AMA here, and here's a quote from the next one.
sineala: (Avengers: Sign it)
[personal profile] sineala
This was not on my fic WIP list, but it kind of just happened. You know. Like these things do. After this it's back to regularly-scheduled programming, I swear.

The Right Thing (1987 words) by Sineala
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Marvel (Comics), Marvel 616, Avengers (Comics)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark
Characters: Steve Rogers, Tony Stark
Additional Tags: Anniversary, Hydra Steve Rogers, Not A Fix-It, Civil War (Marvel), Secret Empire (Marvel), Avengers Vol. 7 (2016)
Summary: Today is a very important anniversary for Steve and Tony, and the fact that Tony's currently comatose isn't going to stop Steve from celebrating it.

You know how sometimes you get to thinking about how people used to call Tony a scumbag fascist dictator because of Civil War? You know how then you start thinking about what would happen if Actual Scumbag Fascist Dictator Steve Rogers, the leader of Hydra, showed up at Tony's bedside to tell him how much of an inspiration Tony has been to him? Wouldn't that be great? Hey, where are you going? Come back!

Reign: On the Closing

Jun. 21st, 2017 10:07 am
scaramouche: Anna from Supernatural in cartoon form (spn: anna cartoon)
[personal profile] scaramouche
This post's a few days late, but it's been a really intense week+ at work (more intense last week instead of this one, at least) and I've mostly been crashing hard whenever I get at home.

Anyway, Reign! The show about Mary, Queen of Scots via CW eyes, which I fully only started watching with the intention to check out how bad it is, but ended up following closely and regularly over four seasons to its finale. (And, uh... writing the summaries on wikipedia for every single ep.)

I loved it for its cheese, its YA sensibilities, its hyperfocus on its female characters, and it was at its very best when it was being all-out ridic and only vaguely brushing against historical fact. At its worst it was a hot mess of a rage-inducing show that tried to handle too many things to the point where it effectively handled nothing well, and I could list out all the ways that they messed up season 4, but I never felt like I was wasting time while watching it. I would've wanted one more season to wrap up the storylines that were dropped, plus to give Catherine actual closure, but perhaps this is for the best, and the actors get to move on.

Four seasons is longer than I expected for this show, and I can say that for all of its problems, I would love more of this kind of fun, indulgent loose retelling of history, though I have the feeling that Reign is one-time thing, and not all comparable to its adult counterparts The White Queen or The Tudors -- stop it, articles that are recommending the latter if you like the former, THEY'RE NOT TONALLY SIMILAR AT ALL. Reign is sugary glitz, teen soap poppyness, it's Lorde's Royal as background music of a royal party, it's a contemporary of The Vampire Diaries.

I'm glad it existed and I'm glad to have watched it, and I'm sad it's over.

Also, while I was frustrated with most of season 4 (and kinda wished they dropped England and/or France entirely so to give Mary & Scotland more its due, no matter how much I love Rachel and Megan), the final two minutes genuinely moved me, which was surprising. Reign had forgotten how to take its time for emotional beats, but at least they didn't miss that one.
st_aurafina: Root's face, words "Inside that storm behind your eyes" (POI: Root Storm)
[personal profile] st_aurafina
Title: Baby, You're My Flame
Fandom: Person of Interest
Rating: Teen
Words: 709
Characters/Pairings: Root/Shaw
Warnings/Content: Sick fic
Notes: For [community profile] 15kisses, Prompt: Endure. Part 3 of Fever (Part One: Getting Warmer, Part Two: What a Lovely Way to Burn)

Summary: Root is convalescing. She's just not very good at it.

Also at the Archive

Root was tired of being sick )
muccamukk: Kate looking like she's going to shoot someone (Marvel: I Will Shoot You)
[personal profile] muccamukk
Title: Would Teach My Feet to Fly
Fandom: Wynonna Earp (TV)
Charactesr: Wynonna & Doc
Length: 1,000 words
Rating: Teen
Content notes: Canon typical mental health issues and dysfunctional relationships, some theology.
Author's Notes: Set after 2x02 with minor spoilers. Title from "River" by Joni Mitchell.

Wynonna had used to say, "Make your peace." She'd even said that was going to be "her thing."

Whoops.

Jun. 19th, 2017 03:44 am
sineala: A road sign that reads "CAUTION PEDESTRIANS SLIPPERY WHEN WET" (slippery)
[personal profile] sineala
Going through [personal profile] gwyn's beta comments on my Cap RBB, I have found the best typo that I have ever personally committed:

He upholstered his gun.

I'm almost tempted to keep it.

Cap-IM RBB recs

Jun. 18th, 2017 08:59 pm
sineala: (Avengers: Tony: Fire everything)
[personal profile] sineala
So the Cap-IM RBB is finally done posting, and I wanted to highlight a couple of the stories I really enjoyed. Because now I have read and commented on ALL OF THEM. (I still need to finish the Holiday Exchange fics, alas. Yes, I know it's June.) The RBB masterlist is here, and I know if you're in the fandom you likely will be reading a lot of them anyway but I wanted to pick out some I really liked that I think those of you who are only more casual readers of Steve/Tony will be able to appreciate as well, since I know not all of you are in this fandom. (So this is not me meaning to slight anyone by leaving you off! I loved all your fic and art! I hope I have told you so!)


  • [personal profile] magicasen's To Liars and Saving the World (Ults, 45,720 words). I betaed this so I am obviously TOTALLY UNBIASED, but it is awesome and my new favorite story of hers. It's long enough, with enough backstory given, that I think you can enjoy it without knowing Ultimates canon. And the reason you want to read this is that it is a fake marriage/marriage of convenience story. Yessss. (I mean, she does a great job with a very specific plot that is a clever mix of Ults and 616, which you will also love if you know 616... but you don't need to know that to enjoy the fake marriage goodness.)

  • [archiveofourown.org profile] citsiurtlanu's Let Us Not Forget This (Noir, 36,039 words). A lot of Noir stories are World War II adventure stories, in the tradition of Noir canon, and this is one of them... but it is also an AU. An AU inspired by a particular source that I really cannot reveal because that would be a spoiler. But it is amazing. Once you read this, you will need to read it again immediately.

  • [personal profile] muccamukk's Captain Rogers and the Iron Man of La Rochelle (616 AU, 15,614 words). A delightful historical AU that is 50% The Scarlet Pimpernel, 50% The Three Musketeers, and 100% riveting naval adventure. Yes, I know that's 200%. This is definitely 200% worth of story. There is piracy and secret identities! What more could you possibly ask for from a historical AU?

  • [personal profile] marinarusalka's That Bonnie Road (ambiguous canon, 13,761 words). Gen, urban fantasy AU where Earth has been running out of magic. You'll never guess who Tony the technomancer meets when a gate to Faerie opens. The worldbuilding here is lovely.

  • [archiveofourown.org profile] a_sparrows_fall's Every Little Thing He Does Is (Rhodes Industries/Harry Potter, 40,735 words). This was the story I started making this post to rec. You don't need to know the original Marvel canon; it literally only exists in one panel (Rhodey runs the company, Tony is one of his employees). It apparently uses Fantastic Beasts canon but I've never seen Fantastic Beasts and I did okay. This is a Harry Potter fusion where Steve, still a man out of time, is an Auror attempting to adjust to the modern world and pretending, for job-related purposes, to be a Muggle -- which is where he meets and falls in love with Tony. He has to then try to figure out how to date Tony without giving anything away. And, of course, Tony's got some secrets. Probably not exactly the secrets you think they are. They weren't the ones I thought he had, anyway. Come for the amazing worldbuilding and the meet-cute, stay for the wizards complaining about how unicorn frappuccinos aren't even made with real unicorn.


There. Go! Read!