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Well, it's the 5th here BUT it's the 4th for most of you still (I think) so here are some recs to celebrate!



Knowing from the First by Merfilly (Rogue One, Chirrut/Baze, G, Soulmate identifying marks, 100 words)
Chirrut knew always.

I love how this fic explores how Chirrut can't see either mark, but he's still Chirrut: always certain.


Five Things that happened to Rogue One after Scarif by anonymous (Rogue One, ensemble, G, 1361 words)
It was surprisingly normal, afterwards.

Just a clever little team-as-family fic. I love the thoughts about the remnants of the kyber in the Death Star, and K-2's final line.


The Storm by anonymous (Original Trilogy/Sequel Trilogy, Han/Leia, G, 828 words)
Set between "Return of the Jedi" and "The Force Awakens"

Written based on this line in the Dear Yoda letter:
"If you want to show me a cataclysmic fight or the day Han left and didn't come back, go for it!"


Why do we hurt the ones we love the most? (Because we can.) This is a picture of a family breaking apart and those last ugly words. It's not pretty, but it's honest. 


Favorite Color by Merfilly (Prequel/Original Trilogy, Anakin Skywalker|Darth Vader&Luke Skywalker, G, 100 words)
A look inside Vader's mind at the moment. 

Another great drabble about a tiny detail: what was it like to perceive only a world in shades of red?

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I feel a little bad because there aren't many fandoms/ships in the exchange that I'm fannish about, but I got a wonderful gift in a smaller space fandom, so yay!

Here it is!

What it Takes to Survive- (Guardians of the Galaxy, Gamora&Nebula, Gamora&Peter Quill, T, 1183 words, Self-harm)
Five times Gamora's heart hardened and one time it was soft.


I love how meta-y this 5+1 is, how thoughtful the characterization and backstory details are! Really hoping the movie runs along the same lines because this is exactly how I read Gamora- she can't help but reach out even though Nebula's snarling with fury and would rather cut her own hand off than reach back.


And one more rec:

where is safety- (Rogue One, K-2SO& Cassian Andor, T, 1765 words)
“Curious.”

The teenager (Andor, Cassian. Second Lieutenant. Intelligence operative for the Alliance to Restore the Republic) looks up. His face remains impassive. His dark eyes catalogue every movement and sound.

“You do not trust your fellow Rebels, even though you should. Yet, you trust me enough to be your only companion on an Intelligence mission."


K-2 AND CASSIAN BACKSTORY!!! I actually asked for something like this for chocolate box and never got it but now I have read this and am totally satisfied! :DDDD The POV is K-2's and is so perfectly done, as are the steps they take toward friendship and trust over the years. Also the final line will sock you in the gut. <3


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First, I have to rec this AMAZING fic! It's hilarious, with gorgeous prose, characterization and the sweetest kind of Bagginshield angst.

Private Contemplations by Margo_Kim (M, The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins/Thorin Oakenshield, masturbation)

Yes, that warning is correct. YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY IF YOU READ IT THOUGH. READ IT READ IT READ IT 



Also this morning we got confirmation!TO spoilers )


Also OMG AoS looks like it will continue to be mind blowingly good this week! 

DAISY AND MAY KICKING ASSSSSSSS!!! Apparently this particular stunt got Ming Na Wen yelled at by her mom. LOL 


So glad [community profile] space_swap  is posted! I was a total stalker and checked the tag set after my gift got posted and I'M SO EXCITED. LOL Hurry up May 1st! Now I need to get cracking on [community profile] trope_bingo  and I have to resist signing up for any more exchanges although Not Prime Time looks totally up my alley. Woe. Do need to focus on moving though. 


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 More recs! Not sure I looked through the archive properly though because I kept seeing duplicates galora?


Star Wars

i'm starting to feel it's right- M, Jyn/Cassian, 2853 words
This songfic had me giggling and I love how each section is inspired by a single line from Shakira's "Hips don't lie". There's a nod to AotC, sparkles and too tight pants. The Good Crack. :DDD

you only live a day (but it's brilliant anyway)- G, Galen/Bodhi, 2442 words
I love how this fic plays with time and memory, and the things that evoke emotional bonds. Absolutely beautiful.

Homecoming- G, Finn/Rey, 729 words
This fic is so them, capturing their incandescent happiness at being reunited again. Like that hug on Starkiller, but with kissing.

Rogare- M, Chirrut/Baze, 1811 words
Lovely backstory that explores those recurring Rogue One themes of faith and hope, and re-kindling (or perhaps finding anew) what was lost.



MCU

Say You Like Me, Just For The Night- T, Sam/Maria, 2140 words
Fake dating and competency kink. I'm totally sold on this pairing now. LOL


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I've had relatives in town so I haven't been able to read and rec until today BUT SO MUCH DELICIOUSNESS :DDD


I'm blown away by my gift. It's an AMAZING Bucky/Nat that is canon compliant to CW, and the terse emotion and detail/implications woven into each line are just incredible. Natasha is perfectly characterized, both cautious and confident. She pushes because she needs to know, but she's also careful because she understands if he doesn't (or can't or won't) remember and it's all shown so beautifully. Negotiating boundaries with emotional undercurrent and all the angsty push/pull= my crack. The final image of Bucky like Snow White in his crystal coffin (asleep to keep the poison apple from doing its worst) is just !!!! *cries* Plus code-switching! And they "subtitled" the fic with hover too, which is exactly the way I prefer to read code-switching. Even the title is nicely ambiguous, and the fic is both Remember this? and Remember This. It made me so emotional that it hit all my buttons bang on. :'DDDD READ IT GUYS READ IT

Remember This- G, MCU, Bucky/Natasha, 1593 words


I'm only about a third of the way through the collection  but here are some recs organized by fandom:

Star Wars

Two Guardians and a Baby- G, kidfic, Chirrut/Baze, 567 words
I don't usually like kid-fic, but this one is charming without being saccharine. Both Chirrut and Baze are captured just right.

Drive Me Crazy- M, Jyn/Cassian, 5+1 things, 1821 words
Can a fic be smutty, charming and make you LOL by taking things literally? This one did for me. XD

Fierce- G, Chirrut/Baze, 396 words
I literally LOLed at the ending. Chirrut, you charmer.

microcosm- G, Galen Erso/Bodhi Rook, 3135 words
This is such a gorgeous piece. Melancholy and introspective, and a sense of impending doom echoes throughout the flashes of warmth and connection that lead them to where we find them in canon. Just wow. 2nd person Galen POV. ([personal profile] tielan was this you?)

found, G, Finn&Poe Dameron, 711 words
A nice little in-the-after piece.

Intake Day, G, Baze&Chirrut, 494 words
A bright little picture of the past.

What's Cooking? G, Han/Leia, 445 words
Squid Pie and frazzled Leia. Short and sweet.


Sense8

Palette, G, Wolfgang-centric, 1021 words
A little slice of life on how it feels to have the others in your head. Felix boggling at the changes is amusing, and Wolfgang's calm acceptance is also great.


Shadowhunters

No Sweeter Victory, T, Alec Lightwood/Magnus Bane, 5+1 things, 1416 words
Post 2x06, Competitive Malec dates and delightfully suggestive hints of fun to come.




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Day 11
In your own space, talk about a creator. Show us why you think they are amazing.


4 creators in different fandoms )
 

  Also want to signal boost for [community profile] fandom_stocking : pinch hitters needed! Sign up here if you can help out, even with just a drabble or two!

ETA: does anybody else have consistent problems getting DW to cut something properly? I STG I'm doing the correct thing in post editor mode (selecting the part I want cut, then hitting CUT, then adding the cut text in the pop up box), but then it just switches the cut tag to div for some reason? And manually replacing the final /div tag with /cut and removing the randomly inserted /cut (which somehow ends up halfway up the page?!) in html mode isn't working. ARGH. Tips? 

ETA 2: I'm deleting all div type tags and replacing with a href because at least THAT works. RAWR. I just want things to format sleek and pretty.

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Day 10

In your own space, share your love for a trope, cliché, kink, motif, or theme. (More than one is okay, too.) Tell us about it, tell us why you love it, give us some examples and recs.



Mutual pining and Mirroring )  
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Day 5

In your own space, post recs for at least three fanworks that you did not create.

Here, have 15!

Multifandom fic, GIFsets and fanart recs )

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Happy New Year! Starting off the year with the [community profile] snowflake_challenge .

Day 1

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator. 


I have 77 GIFsets and 7 fics to choose from in 2016, but I'll focus on 3:


The Martian: Newton's First Law

I'm really proud of this three parter fic because it has a great structure and heart. Also, the theme and conflicts are as science-y and detail oriented as the canon. Plus the love declaration in the second bit is pretty moving. ("This is what falling in love looks like.") I also tried writing in epistolary style for the third chapter and I LOVED IT. 10/10 would do again. Newton's First Law also does what canon (and fandom) doesn't: it focuses on the rest of the Ares 3 crew and the ground crew (although Watney is very much in character thoughts), it fills in that "7 MONTHS LATER" gap, and it challenges fanon theory about keeping Beck/Johanssen secret. I know Watney is everybody's fave, but I think even Weir understated how heroic the crew really were to come back for him.

More on Newton's First Law )

The Originals: Dear Destiny, F*ck You

I'm proud of this GIF set because of the way the poem and the scenes match up so perfectly. (Also look at that crisp resolution and how I flipped and then merged two GIFs in the 6th!) I think even the text placement makes symbolic sense. 


Moana: Smitten

I was leery of writing this at first because I was really worried about disrespecting the tone and theme of the film. It's SUCH a fantastic movie, with themes about self concept and determination, the importance of family/culture and relationship arcs between family and friends. The heroine is fourteen, she doesn't need a love interest

But just as Moana itself solves a historical puzzle (Why did Polynesian explorers stop for 1000 years and then start again?) by mashing up Polynesian myth with an incredible OC, Maui's death myth seemed to be begging for a Disney-fied solve. One does not simply walk into Death's obsidian-toothed vagina without consent. (Also why the hell would he have expected to come out of her mouth? Wrong hole, dude.) Plus I love flipping prophecy on its head and canon fix-its.

On Smitten )

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So this was going to be a straightforward squee post about Rogue One, which we saw yesterday.

Spoilers galora. )
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TV fandoms )

General fandom faves )
Recs )
Rants )

Numbers )

How was your year, f-list? I've only seen one of these up so far, would love to see more! :D

Moana

Dec. 7th, 2016 12:30 pm
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SUCH AN AMAZING MOVIE. I haven't been so moved by an animated film since Frozen, and the themes are arguably similar (the search for identity, the importance of family, perseverance in the face of monstrous defeat) and yet not (wanderlust as one of Moana's defining and redeeming character traits, the value of culture and history on one's personal choices). Plus the music is awesome (Alessia Cara sings the ending version of the theme!), and I keep tearing up at this song:


WATCH IT. It's an inspiring, thought provoking and emotionally satisfying journey. Plus it's a pretty narrative for an actual historical puzzle. SO MUCH LOVE. Now pardon me while I play the soundtrack to death.

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