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Sid/Geno/Olli, Dumo/Tanger/Olli, Sid/Geno/RustyCollapse )

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hockey fic recs #22

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MCU recs

Continuing to clear out the massive "to rec" pile.

The Feeling of Freedom by DoreyG
Thor/T'Challa, 1k. Arranged marriage between two royal families, and I'd read another 50k of it.

Concession by obsession_inc
Christine Everhart, Tony/Pepper, 26k. Christine Everhart investigates the disappearance of Tony Stark and Pepper Potts. Hot damn this is magnificent. An outsider's deep dive into a deeply dysfunctional relationship. I don't want to give too much away, but wow I loved this a lot. Head the tags/summary.

i brought a knife to a gunfight by paperclipbitch
Valkyrie + Bruce, 2k. In which they come to terms with each other, a little. Great voices, very funny, great characterization.

black sheep and mischief by grim_lupine
Loki + Thor, 3k. Uneasy lies the crown, etc, but at least Thor has the company of his brother. Such as it is. Post-Ragnarok.

Let's Hear It For the Rainbow Tour by inlovewithnight
Thor/Valkyrie, 14k. Parlimentary democracy, a tour of Marvelized Norse mythology, the maybe-inevitable intertwining of Thor and Loki's fates, and some great low-key Thor/Valkyrie. Very nice.

and the sun just goes on rising by apatternedfever
Peggy/Natasha, 4k. A time loop for two! Peggy on one side and the Russian spy on the other live the same day over and over. A really neast twist on an old trope.

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GotG recs 3

One of my resolutions for the year was to post a bunch of these recs that have been clogging up my bookmarks for ages. Some of these I've been saving for years, hence the split between stuff from before and after GotG2. There's some fantastic fics in here. Not to be missed.

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Media Consumed

This is partly just a list to try and keep track. Very short thoughts on each, but feel free to ask me about them if you like! This is from the past six months or so.

Especially talk to me if you've been listening to The Magnus Archives!

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hockey fic recs #21

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my fannish 2017

This year I posted 137k, a new personal best by nearly 20k! I am over the moon about this. Granted, that included 60k written in previous years and finally posted this year, but even so. This included 17 hockey fics, 8 MCU drabbles, 2 comics fics, a Riverdale fic, and a Star Wars fic. Aside from the MCU drabble sojourn, I wrote almost all hockey this year.

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Yuletide: what I wrote

I wrote two fics for Yuletide this year!

a soft white damn (Pittsburgh Penguins RPF, Dumoulin/Maatta, 8.5k). I've shipped them ever since I found this incredible tweet Dumo made when they were rooming together in 2013. I nominated them both for Yuletide along with some other people, just for kicks, and then to my astonishment someone actually requested shippy fic of them! Normally I feel weird writing in my year-round fandom for YT, but this was too good an opportunity to pass up.

I'm really happy with the result. It's the longest hockey fic I've written that wasn't about Sid or Geno. It's very wintery, and there's even a hint of Christmas (it was SUPER CONVENIENT of the Pens to call Dumo up right around then), and I got to write about Olli from someone else's POV, after writing from his POV a bunch.

Triune (Uncanny X-Force, Evan & Fantomex, 4k). I've loved this flawed weird grimdark comic with great character arcs for years, but can never find anyone to talk about it with who loves the parts I love, and then lo and behold, the very first letter to the YT letters post this year was someone wanting fic about these two. ;___;

As I told a friend, I wasn't really sure what I wanted to say in this fic, so I mostly just dug around in the feelings for a while and then somebody cried. These characters just have SO MANY weird identity and existential issues to work through, and I would like several dozen writers to work on their own interpretations, plz. But anyway here's one interpretation. I'm pretty happy with it, especially since I wrote the entire thing (!!!!) on Christmas Eve. And I got really nice comments from not only the recip but also multiple other people, which I did not expect - I was pretty sure this was a fandom of two at best. A rousing Yuletide success, IMO. :')

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Dear Chocolate Box Creator

Thank you so much for making a gift for me! I can't wait to see what you create. For each ship I've tried to give you an idea of both how I see them and some things I'd enjoy seeing in fic or art, but I didn't get into specific prompts for a lot of them, so feel free to grab stuff from the general likes for prompts.

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Yuletide Recs

It is possible I'll have more recs before author reveals, but I'm going to go ahead and get these out of the way. First, my gifts!
A Scrap of Velvet - Cuckoo Song - Frances Hardinge, Trista + Triss, 7k
A post-canon adventure that draws on all the folklore elements and moody atmosphere of the book, while delving into the really complicated relationships the book left us with. It's marked as gen, but I ship Trista/Violet pretty hard in it. :D

salvation is a deep dark well - Stranger Things, Nancy + Joyce, 3k
Also a post-canon adventure! Nancy has some suspicions, and she and Joyce go exploring. I was really excited to get this, as the fandom seems deeply uninterested in exploring what I think would be a very interesting relationship. Is marked pre-Joyce/Nancy, but if that's not your bag, I think it reads comfortably as gen.

And now, the rest of the recs! Includes: Imperial Radch, Mansfield Park, Dinotopia, Primer (2004 movie), Logan, Grace and Frankie, And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Hill's Cold Side – James Tiptree Jr., Wonder Woman, Age of Youth / Hello My Twenties, Carrie – Stephen King, Sunshine – Robin McKinleyCollapse )

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WIP amnesty: tentacles!Murray/Fleury, 6k

This is the story of Matt Murray, stealth eldritch god, and how he accidentally knocks up his mentor Flower with a lot of eldritch god babies. I wrote this at a fevered pitch earlier this year and then abruptly got stuck. I've never abandoned a fic this fast before, especially not one with this many words, but I've decided there's basic problems with character motivations that I just can't fix. Alas.

Contents: tentacles, oviposition, mpreg, inflation, dubcon.

The Staal cousins all looked exactly alike, the boys and the girls both, and though Flower thought someone told him there were nine, he’d believe there were two dozen by how they were so constantly underfoot.Collapse )

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Hockey fic recs #20

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finally posting my Sid/Olli WIP!!!!

At VERY LONG LAST, the project I have been working on intermittently for over three years is finally getting posted! I'm doing installments, posting MWF. There are two up so far. It's basically done except for some minor editing, so I'm hoping to stick to that schedule until all the parts are up in 2-3 weeks.

This is the longest work I have ever written, and I'm really proud of it and how it's turning out. I'm also just really glad to finally be really sure that all the hard work I've put into it won't go to waste. There's a special kind of sunk-cost anxiety that comes from having 60k of a WIP and still knowing the end is tens of thousands of words away. What if I never finish??

But now I'm finishing. \o/ Just in time for Olli Maatta to be having a crackerjack bounceback season after two disappointing ones, so good timing there, I guess.

Nineteen (16302 words) by Snickfic
Chapters: 2/10
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Sidney Crosby/Olli Maatta
Characters: Olli Maatta, Sidney Crosby
Additional Tags: Alpha/Beta/Omega Dynamics, Mating Cycles/In Heat, Mating Bond, Slow Burn, Romance, 2013-2014 NHL Season, Additional Warnings In Author's Note, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sharing a Bed, Forced Intimacy
Summary:

When Olli answers the call to come help an omega in need, he doesn’t expect the omega to be Sid. He doesn’t expect to end up bonded just in time for the Olympics, either, but they can break it after they get back. It’ll be fine.



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WIP amnesty: Sid/AU!Geno

Ages ago, I wrote the first 4k of a story in which Sid fell into an AU where he and Geno were together. I've given up on finishing it because A) I worked out most of my internalized homophobia feelings in Camouflage, and B) I wrote it in November 2015, set in December 2015, RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COACHING CHANGE + a half a dozen other traumatic events I did not want to have to write about.

I'm officially giving up, so here's the progress I did make on it, in case anyone's interested. It's got some lines I'm still proud of. Warnings for angst.

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Fic: hockey rpf, Riverdale, comics

Ha ha it has been ONE MILLION YEARS since I posted links to any of my fic. So here's a bunch, and I'm eschewing the AO3 share format because it takes up too much space for so many fics. In chronological order:

As Moves the Glacier - Frostbite, Keaton/Victoria, 100 words. A sensation-play drabble, mostly for the purposes of getting the tag canonized.

Desert Flower - hockey RPF, Fleury, 100 words. A melancholy drabble (BUT NOT AS SAD AS FLOWER'S CONCUSSION ;__________;).

A Good Yarn is Hard to Find - hockey RPF, Granlund/Koivu, 1100 words. A very silly fic about Finns and sweaters that I wrote as a gift for fandomgiftbox.

As Lucky as Lucky Can Be - hockey RPF, Olli/Geno with background Sid/Geno, 4900 words. This is the sequel/companion piece to my Sid/Geno exchange fic from earlier this year. Someone mentioned they'd like to see more of Olli and Geno, and it just so happened I had already written several scenes from Olli's POV in order to kind of figure out where he was at. Somehow in September those scenes magically turned into a complete fic in the space of about three days. I'm really happy with how it turned out. I got to write Geno from a totally new perspective, because I've always paired him with other guys from the core before; I got to write Olli (<3); and I also got to show how Olli has no idea of most of what was going on in the original fic and doesn't care. Just dating Geno is quite enough for him to handle. :) :) :)

you touch my wires - hockey RPF, Olli/Tanger, 2400 words. A cyborg AU! This was for the flash exchange that happened last month. I'd been wanting to write this pairing, and then downjune mentioned she liked robot AUs, and suddenly it all came together. What two better guys than these two to angst about their bodies not performing as designed? :\

i feel love - Riverdale, Josie/Cheryl, 1500 words. Fake dating! This was for femslashex, and my recip described the relationship between these two as being almost political, which I found extremely inspiring. In the course of writing this fic I realized how freaking awesome Valerie is and how much I loved writing her.

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Alien(s)

I've been watching the Alien movies, because Walmart had the first four bundled together for $10. The second one was indeed less boring than the first one. The third one I skipped, because if there's anything I don't need, it's Ripley in an attempted-rape scenario. Also it just sounded dumb, and way to completely undermine the second movie!!! (I read up on it on wikipedia.)

So I'm watching the fourth one now, and wow, it is... very different. The whole look has changed. Ripley has changed dramatically, for obvious plot-related reasons. And boy howdy is the third one gross on the sexism/sexual harassment/sexual objectification scale. "Who do I have to fuck to get out of here"???? Look, Ripley's a different person in this one, but she did not need to be different in that way. Female characters can be harder and darker and more ambiguous WITHOUT EDGY PATRIARCHAL BARGAIN SHIT. And that one pan up the secondary female character's ass? For no reason at all? Ew ew ew. Thanks for nothing, Joss Whedon.

If it weren't for all that crap, though, I think the fourth one might actually be my favorite? Don't get me wrong, it's VERY STUPID, but it's more my kind of movie. Winona Ryder is freaking adorable, and I'm very into Ripley's new ambiguous vibe (and the reasons behind it).

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Dear Yuletide Author

Thank you so much for writing for me! I'm returning to Yuletide after several years' absence, and I'm so excited to be back. I really look forward to seeing what you do with my prompts. :)

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The Scar – China MievilleCollapse )

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Hockey fic recs #19

You guys, 19 fic recs posts is a lot of posts. This is actually the longest I've been in any one primary fandom. Three and a half years!!

Anyway, here is fic! A bunch of the fics in this list were ones I couldn't believe I hadn't recced before, like surely I had? But I hadn't?? But better late than never. And then there's some brand new stuff as well.

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recent reading: comics

I've been reading a ton of comics lately - Image, but also some Vault, Dark Horse, Vertigo... a lot of things. And here are my recs and non-recs. If you have read any of these, I would love to hear your thoughts. Indy comics can be kind of a lonely fandom. :(

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meme: least kudosed fics

I've seen a meme going around where you talk about your five most and least kudosed fics. My most kudosed are all hockey fic, all fairly recent, and I've talked about them a lot, so I'm saving those for another day. Instead, here are my least-kudosed, with the restriction that I only looked at stuff more than 150 words long. No proper drabbles here!

In ascending order by kudos
Better When Aged - I seem to have written Darla/Rupert Giles! I'd forgotten all about it. Apparently it was for [personal profile] bruttimabuoni, which suggests it might have been that one year I did Christmas drabbles? Anyway, it's set during the pilot and is awfully fun - I wouldn't mind seeing more of those two together.

A Wyndam-Pryce Tradition. So once upon a time an enterprising soul tried to start a Buffyverse kinkmeme. The problem was that nobody in Buffy fandom had any idea how kinkmemes worked. For example, someone prompted "Wesley Wyndam-Pryce, solo" and I wrote a fic about Wes on his first vampire hunt. (I'm also not sure most of us were self-aware enough to know what kinks where, although it's possible I'm projecting a lot there.) It's... fine? This might be the only time I have ever written Wes, come to think of it.

Abandon Hope (the Mary Quite Contrary mix). This is the one and only remix I've ever written, and it was like PULLING. TEETH. Hence why I have never written another. But if you fancy a character study of Drusilla, trippy dark queen of my heart, via drabbles, this fic is here for you. I think it turned out rather well, considering how torturous it was to write. The drabble about Dawn is my favorite. I also like the soul/wineskin parallels. One of the reasons I always enjoyed writing Dru was how I could use Christian language and metaphors with her.

Two Suckers in an Icebox - the only abandoned WIP I have in namespace. It's Faith/Giles in a post-apocalyptic world that I also wrote about in Oz, After the Apocalypse, and I could never figure out where it needed to go, alas.

Lacking. This is actually my FIRST EVER Buffy fic which I wrote almost immediately after seeing 5.07 Fool for Love. Quite frankly it's the kind of plotless meandering thing people mean when they say they don't like character studies, but I was tickled to rediscover it anyway, because: first fic. :')

Bonus: a sonnet by Spike, circa S6, which doesn't technically have enough words to appear but otherwise qualifies. I am to this day, eight years later, super freaking proud of this sonnet.

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Dear Femslashex Creator

Yaaaay femslashex! I've never done this exchange before, but I am super excited about it! In particular I'm super excited to receive fic or art for any of my f/f ships here. I can't wait. <3

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some things

* My Tumblr is just GotG2 gifs for days. Gosh, I love that movie so freaking much. I can't wait to buy it and watch it a million times.

* I just found out that Kraglin, the guy from Yondu's ship, is director James Gunn's brother. This was very weird to realize. And he looks so normal on his wikipedia page! And kind of cute!

* It took me so long to find porn fic that actually served its intended purpose for me. When I finally found some, I was like, "Oh, is this why people write so much porn?!" It was such a novel experience. But the chances of me just stumbling across my kinks in the wild are next to nil, so in the meantime I still read around the edges of a lot of PWPs, hoping for feelings.

* I don't know if this is going to make any sense, but: I think Stephen King tricked me into reading literary fiction. His books are so much closer to literary fiction (as a marketing genre) than anything else I regularly read. The care he takes with characters and with the details of everyday life feels nearer in spirit to the kind of stuff I used to read in lit class than it does to the SF or fantasy or historicals or even other horror-type work that I read. It's just that most people don't notice because he puts monsters in them - monsters which he isn't actually particularly good at, in my opinion. And his worldbuilding is paper-thin. But his characters, my gosh.

* Do people still like to hear about comics? I've read a ton of Image/Dark Horse/other indy comics lately, but IDK if anyone cares anymore.

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In addition to Multifandom Drabble, I've written and posted a random collection of stuff.

* Like a Clown - Hockey RPF, a 700-word Sid/Olli timestampto that WIP I keep talking about.
* Overemotional - GotG, Mantis/Gamora, touching and not touching
* next - GotG, Gamora/Carina (from the first movie), what to do after you're free

And most importantly, my S/G exchange fic, which is first and foremost about Sid/Geno but also Sid/Geno/Olli poly and Sid&Flower. There's a lot of feels. Possibly it's very sappy.

Until the Wind Changes (6785 words) by Snickfic
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sidney Crosby/Evgeni Malkin, Olli Maatta/Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby & Marc-Andre Fleury
Characters: Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Marc-Andre Fleury, Olli Maatta
Additional Tags: Polyamory, Polyamory Negotiations, Team Feels, Established Relationship, 2016-2017 NHL Season, Dirty Talk, Fantasizing
Summary:

Just as Geno rounded the corner boards, Olli teased the puck off his stick and wristed it to the net. It pinged off the post, and Geno laughed outright, a belly laugh full of delight. Sid eyed Olli, curious to see if Olli recognized the sound for what it was. The way his cheeks were pinking, Sid thought he probably did.

Hmm.



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Daredevil

I tried the first ep of Daredevil today, and it was very dull. I knew to expect violence, but I didn't expect to be bored! I didn't care about the organized crime or the vigilante justice at all. All I wanted was Matt and Foggy defending innocent clients with gentle snark and mad detecting skills.

IDK, I'm just in this for the ladies that are supposedly showing up.

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my exchange plans

I've pretty much gotten my exchange plans for the rest of the year worked out, and I'm Very Excited About Them: I'm doing [community profile] femslashex (noms now, signups open Aug 13) and Yuletide, and that's it. I've determined that if I do Trick or Treat, then I don't have enough energy left for Yuletide, and I really miss Yuletide. Also I had trouble writing a ton of treats for Trick or Treat last year, like I wanted to.

So! FemslashEx and Yuletide. I have my FemslashEx letter mostly written, and I'm contemplating Yuletide noms. :D :D :D

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multifandom drabble

So [community profile] multifandomdrabble happened, and I want to tell you what I received and what I wrote, but because we're talking drabbles, this turns out to be MANY FICS, so strap in. You may want to take the descriptions with a grain of salt.

Stuff I received (All of it great, I AM SO HAPPY, you should read all of them)
Vulture - Riverdale, Veronica/Cheryl flirting
Arachnoid - Riverdale, Jughead+Cheryl, creepy belongings
Wuthering Heights - Riverdale, Cheryl/various, creepy dead brother!
Infinity - MCU, Gamora/Natasha, foreplay
Negotiated Peace - GotG, Nebula/Gamora, Nebula's Very Complicated Sisterly Feelings
Domestic Arboriculture - GotG, Drax+Groot, what to get for the groot who has nothing
Passing the Torch - Hockey RPF, Fleury/Murray, very sad fucking ;_;
Stir to Combine - Hockey RPF, Dumoulin/Guentzel, kitchen foreplay

Stuff I wrote
no wind, no rain - GotG, Peter's terrible no good very bad day period of unknown duration
ships passing - GotG, Gamora+Nebula, rescue
plant life - GotG, Groot and his planet
out there, down here - GotG, Drax and his planet (drabble series)
feeling our way - GotG, Mantis/Drax, sensitive nipples
a change in the air - Thor movies, Thor/Loki, oviposition for the greater good
surprise - Hockey RPF, Hagelin/Hornqvist, happy morning after

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GotG2 rewatch thoughts

I just got back from watching it the second time. You guys, I liked it the first time, but I LOVED it the second time. It’s so dense with character moments but also silly moments but also this goshwow cosmic stuff that is MY JAM. GotG1 and Winter Soldier used to be tied for my favorite MCU movie, but I think GotG2 just moved into first place.

Some things I particularly loved this time:

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Hockey Recs #18

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Ah, summer

That time when a young-ish woman's thoughts turn to superheroes and X-Men comics and Latin rock. (This is not a joke, my interests really are seasonal like this, and those really are my regular summer obsessions.) Right now the nostalgia for last summer's MCU femslash spiral is hitting me HARD. And lo and behold, I have a new GotG movie's worth of femslash to look for!

If you've got fic recs for either of those, btw, I'm all years. (Haven't seen AoU, Civil War, Agents of Shield, or the Netflix shows, though.)

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new comics comm!

[community profile] comicsroundtable is a new comics discussion comm! I haven't poked around much yet, but if you're at all interested in talking comics (emphasis on new ones at the moment, though I'm hoping they'll expand), check it out!

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I grew up on compilations of Disney shorts from the 30s/40s/50s, and tonight I've been revisiting them. (Thank you, YouTube.) I've realized again tonight just how much I loved the assembly-line-style work scenes that showed up in a lot of those shorts. The ants putting away food in The Grasshopper and the Ants or The Night Before Christmas or Funny Little Bunnies or bits of The Cookie Carnival. There's something that I have always found so viscerally satisfying about those scenes. (Watch with care; I tried not to link any of the really overtly racist ones, but some of them I haven't watched in a really long time.)

Next up: finding out if Gallavants (not Disney) is as weird as I remember. Weirder, probably. The 80s, man.

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Riverdale fic recs

As I keep telling people, this show isn't good, but I am nonetheless enjoying the hell out of it. And the fandom is producing some fun stuff!

(and I said what about) breakfast at tiffany's by [archiveofourown.org profile] somethingdifferent
Jughead/Veronica, 8k. This is just great - the ongoing theme of his book difficulties (including the lack of ongoing themes!), him introducing Veronica to movies, the snark, the eventual big reveal. They both sound so in-character. I love it.

you make me feel like I am home again by [archiveofourown.org profile] izzybusiness
Jughead/Veronica, 4.5k. Sweet and gentle and easy, which is saying something, considering how many edges they both have.

While the Rhythm of the Rain Keeps Time by [archiveofourown.org profile] FreshBrains
Betty/Veronica, 2k. If you wanted steamy atmospheric sex in the rain, then this is the fic for you.

Nothing Realistic by [archiveofourown.org profile] Shippershape
Jughead/Betty, 5k. The author disregards the canon relationship to go with a very sweet slow burn, and I am here for it.

long live the car crash hearts by [archiveofourown.org profile] izzybusiness
Jughead/Jason, 5k. My heart belongs with crack ships, apparently. I would never have thought this one up, but this fic is great: melancholy and full of that good teenage angst.

The Story Inverted by [archiveofourown.org profile] nimmieamee
Jughead/Cheryl, 12k. Misery loves company, and nobody's life is more more miserable than Jughead's. Unless you count Cheryl Blossom's. This seemed like the most unlikely ship, but the fic completely sold me on it. They're both so tragic in their own ways, and they both sound so completely themselves in this. Also the sex is hot.

Not Since Bonnie & Clyde by [archiveofourown.org profile] Lang
Alice/FP, 10k. This is everything I never knew I wanted?? It's a/b/o with alpha!Alice and omega!FP, and it's kind of a character study of Alice, HBIC who still can't quite keep life under her control for all that. But also it's got soapy twists to rival canon and hot mess of a ship that speaks to all my deepest needs. (Head's up that the dubcon is EXTREMELY dubious, so proceed with caution.)

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Evgeni Malkin: The Russian Penguin

I assume by now most of you have seen this awesome hour-long Geno documentary from last year, but since Imzy is shutting down, I'm copying over a handful of things I posted there that seemed worth copy, and this list of highlights is one.

Anyway, this documentary is SO FULL OF GOODIES.
  • He talks to his sticks! If things aren't going well, he says you have to tell the stick to score.
  • He goes on for quite a while about how he doesn't like people manhandling his stick. /cough
  • His house in Pittsburgh is cool. He has a POND. I am definitely working that into a fic somewhere.
  • There was a lot of neat stuff about his pre-game routine, cutting and taping his sticks, that kind of thing. I hadn't seen some of that stuff in that much detail before.
  • His wife Anna calls him 'Tiger,' possibly because of his sign in the Chinese astrological calendar. She told him her sign was a mouse, so he started calling her Jerry.
  • A lot of stuff about how private he is, and how he doesn't go out much and spends most of his off time at home.
  • Shots of the players' parking and the door they use to get in, via keycard
  • Geno talking about how shy and lonely and awkward he felt the first couple of years in Pittsburgh, because of the language barrier
  • Geno talking about how serious concussions are, and how he thinks the real issue is people coming back from them too soon. I am not at all used to seeing the average hockey player talking frankly about this stuff.
  • He used to cry after every game he lost, whether it was an important one or not.
  • He had some stuff to say about how important he feels sports are for unifying a country. Not sure I agree with him, but it's certainly the most philosophical I've ever heard a hockey player get about it.


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hockey recs #17

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FIC: Sid/Geno and Rusty/Dales

Two fics have I posted this month! First, a wingfic I started a while back for Pens Monthly but couldn't finish in time, which also deals with Geno's rookie season, when Geno was lonely and new and Sid was gearing up to be captain. I usually say I'm not that interested in them as babies anymore, but I feel like those particular angles don't get written that much.

Anyway, some wingfic:
Auspices (4748 words) by Snickfic
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sidney Crosby/Evgeni Malkin
Characters: Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Marc-Andre Fleury, Jordan Staal
Additional Tags: Wingfic, Coming of Age
Summary:

“You can see the future,” Sid said when he cornered Geno after practice the next day.

Geno shrugged. “Not me. Birds see. I only watch them. Most stuff they don’t tell me, anyway.”

“Yeah, but, I mean—” Sid pulled up, lost for words. “Geno.”


Meanwhile, last week I asked for prompts and got linked to this photo, which resulted in some brief fluffy Rusty/Dales.
Don't Trust Anyone Over Thirty (945 words) by Snickfic
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Trevor Daley/Bryan Rust
Characters: Trevor Daley, Bryan Rust
Additional Tags: Skinny Dipping, Kissing, Pittsburgh Penguins
Summary:

He realizes with some surprise that he’s come to the last fire anybody’s bothered to build, and that Dales is sitting by it, and that, biggest surprise of all, Dales is alone. “Isn’t the party supposed to be where you’re at?” Bryan asked, dropping onto one of the railroad ties circling the fire.



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Riverdale 1.01-1.07

(Madchen Amick icon ftw!)

I'm all caught up on this show, and you guys, it is so great. Archie Comics are one of my most hardcore nostalgia fandoms from my preteen/early-teen years, which makes me feel like I'm supposed to be some kind of purist about it. However, I think there are fandoms to be a purist about and fandoms that I just want remixed every which way, and Archie is definitely the latter. And so this campy, trashy soap is EVERYTHING I DREAMED OF.

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TELL ME YOUR FEELINGS, FRIENDS.

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My belated BtVS celebration

Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I didn't start watching it until 2008, but I watched the entire run that year, and the rest is history. If it weren't for Buffy I wouldn't be in fandom, and if it weren't for fandom I almost certainly would not be feminist, liberal, or out. I also wouldn't have any of you. It is literally impossible for me to imagine where I would be today if it weren't for this one show about a teenage girl fighting vampires.

I love you all. <3

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about politics link roundups

You might've noticed that I stopped posting regular link roundups here in my journal, but that's because I've moved them over to [community profile] thisfinecrew (partly to stop spamming all my people here). They're all in this tag.

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