what are your fanfic delights?

Discussion in 'Fan Town' started by jacktrash, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    i camp the fic gripes thread as much as anyone, but sometimes what you noticed and need to share is a good thing. for instance:

    i love when ‘man from uncle’ fics are titled with lyrics from period songs. such a nice touch.
     
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  2. Acey

    Acey that's my fun and i like fun

    Can’t think of anything off the top of my head but I live here now. *camps out*
     
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  3. winterykite

    winterykite Non-newtonian genderfluid

    (not sure this is what is meant? but an attempt was made)

    when fics expand on the worldbuilding of a setting. i shall read ten thousand words of elaboration on a throwaway detail that has wide-reaching implications if you think about it. who cares about the plot.
     
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  4. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    hell yes that’s what i’m talking about
     
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  5. Misty Pond

    Misty Pond ardent defender of abused anime girls

    I owe my entire life to all the authors who do justice to the characters whose traumas are mishandled if not entirely forgotten by both canon and fandom alike
     
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  6. KingStarscream

    KingStarscream watch_dogs walking advertisement

    Unrepentant, gleeful, kinky id fic. Genuinely, one of my favorite things is when an author, no holds barred, goes “I’m writing this for me and hope you enjoy it too but I refuse to be ashamed of this glorious trashfire I am currently kindling.”
     
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  7. Acey

    Acey that's my fun and i like fun

    Oh, here’s one I LOVE: mundane AUs that manage to keep the characters in-character. One of my absolute favorite fics, for instance, is a humanstuck Pearlmethyst fic—it’s so well-done that you just find yourself going “this is exactly how they’d be as humans!” (Frankly, that one is more IC than a lot of canon ‘verse fics I’ve read...)

    It’s rare to find good examples, of course, but when I do it’s an absolute treat. <3
     
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  8. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    I've been seeing a lot of GOmens fic with Queen lyric titles and it always makes me smile
     
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  9. Aondeug

    Aondeug Cringe Annoying Ass Female Lobster

    Authors and mangaka like this are a fucking godsend for Fate T. Harlaown fans tbh. Same with shit handling Nanoha's near fatal accident.

    Somewhat related to like trauma shit...I really like when people manage to pull off a fic centered on anxiety well. Like I found this ritsumaya fic that was pre-show and was focused around like the anxiety of knowing that shit is about to go fucking down and just these two dealing with the whole 'Wow. Giant monsters are just going to start appearing soon and we might all just fucking die if things don't go right' in their own ways together. Found a good way of utilizing Maya's unrequited crush on Ritsuko too. As someone who is very familiar with all consuming, soul sucking dread and anticipation that's really fucking appreciated to see done right.
     
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  10. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    has there been a Dynamite With A Laser Beam yet?
     
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  11. TheLittlestHero

    TheLittlestHero Striving for courage

    I love outsider POV stuff. There's just so much potential for hilarity. The weirder and harder to explain the observee(s) is/are, or the further the observer's assumptions are from the truth, the better.
     
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  12. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    not that i’ve seen but i’m optimistic
     
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  13. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    it could be a star wars crossover
     
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  14. Acey

    Acey that's my fun and i like fun

    I don’t even Star Wars but I’d read the hell outta that.
     
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  15. Acey

    Acey that's my fun and i like fun

    LOVE this too! Honestly I love self-indulgent fic in general—stuff where you can just tell the writer was having a blast writing it.
     
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  16. TheSeer

    TheSeer 37 Bright Visionary Crushes The Doubtful

    Do you have any recs like this?
     
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  17. garden

    garden lucid dreamer

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  18. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

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  19. keltka

    keltka the green and brown one

    I hecking LOVE those fic where you can tell like
    the author sat down and went "okay. there's not enough of this in fandom. someone needs to do something about it AND THAT SOMEONE IS ME."
     
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  20. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    my absolute jam is well researched, plotty spy fic. i find it mostly in man from uncle, winter solder, and person of interest, but it occasionally pops up in other fandoms. like harry potter, of all places. the auror harry tag is only a little more plotty than the average, but the auror malfoy tag is a gold mine.
     
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