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Fic That Needs To Exist

Discussion in 'Fan Town' started by LadyNighteyes, Jun 19, 2018.

  1. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    (For the record, the Wright Anything Agency is asked to defend the director of the new Steel Samurai film, provisionally named Dirk Rector, after a critic was murdered during the premiere screening of the movie. Rector is a controversial director with a few critical darlings under his belt, but his last few movies have tanked horribly and been savaged by critics, and this one is a laughingstock even before its release and the murdered critic made no secret that he was fully expecting to savage it. Edgeworth is prosecuting and very badly failing to conceal how pissy he is about what the movie did to everyone's characterizations, no that's definitely not why he decided to prosecute this one himself, shut up. Apollo is defending and knows n o t h i n g about Steel Samurai lore, assisted by Trucy, who knows e v e r y t h i n g about Steel Samurai lore because of years of family movie nights with Edgeworth and Maya. There is a red-herring investigative trail where the defense team discovers Gumshoe was at the theater undercover during the incident, and they get him to admit it because the face-concealing suit he was in was of a character who did something stupid in the background of a shot that made it into the trailer and got relentlessly memed on and used to preemptively trash the movie, so that actor would never have actually been invited to the premiere. This later becomes a plot point when Apollo uses the undercover police presence to prove that there was something going down in the theater that night besides the movie premiere, so there could be other motives than a personal grudge related to the production and critical reception of Rector's movies. The CinemaSins expy is named Nate Pickering and he keeps counting sins for random things everyone says and does and rapidly drives everyone else in the courtroom crazy. He's a witness because the critics were all in the same block of seats during the screening, and at some point when Apollo catches him in a lie he declares it an "Objection ex machina.")
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  2. OtherCat

    OtherCat a being of mysterious happenstance

    I have a somewhat soft spot for Loki/Tony but I want a Loki/Tony where it's basically "welcome to the polycule" because Tony meets Angrboda and also Sigyn. (Both tend to get pushed off to the side, which seems to be Marvel canon. But. I'm a half-assed Lokean.)
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  3. OtherCat

    OtherCat a being of mysterious happenstance

    Just in general, more small fandom fan fic needs to exist. >_>; You go to AO3 with hope in your heart and at best you might find 100 fics. Or fewer. (At the moment I am mostly thinking about Chrono Crusade because it continues to be a minor obsession even though I haven't read or written any fan fic for it in years.)
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  4. OtherCat

    OtherCat a being of mysterious happenstance

    I am still somewhat cranky about a time travel book called The Alexandria Inheritance which is part of a series adjacent to Eric Flint's 163x series. In this case a vacation liner ends up in the time just after the death of Alexander the Great. Authors including flint tend to suck at writing disabled characters for this series. (Flint in general seems to suck at this.) They made Alexander's half brother Phillip on the autistic spectrum and wrote him very, very badly when they wrote him at all. (They mostly did the thing where other characters had thoughts about him, instead of him having a pov. Also they did a thing where he was compared to his toddler nephew which kind of pissed me off.) He was also very stereotypically "a math genius and of course he understands computers."

    On the other hand there was some indication that at least his wife didn't think he was an idiot. (Or at least she said that he wasn't. I would have like more interactions between them, and conversations. It was mostly tell.) They could have fixed a lot of the problems if they'd bothered to have Phillip be a character instead of an obstacle, which they did not do.

    So, I want Eurydice (the wife) and Phillip cuteness. I want an autistic spectrum OC helping Phillip navigate the ships net and other stuff. I want Eurydice and Phillip writing to each other while in the same damn room. Possibly with their feet touching because they're also on the same couch. (Phillip is touch averse.) I also want Phillip to (with some help) decide his nephew is not having any contact with his grandmother (much to the relief of his sister in law who is having troubles explaining to boyfriend that the reason she hates her mother in law is not just the the punchline of a mother in law joke.)
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