snickfic: (Yuletide)
I got TWO YT gifts! My main gift, So Goddamned Beautiful (Saga, 4.6k words) is pretty much EVERYTHING I HAVE EVER DREAMED OF in Alana/Marko and more besides, with great character voices and insight and sexy vignettes and development of setting and EVERYTHING, and also it is mpreg. So it is pretty much the best ever, and if you like Saga, YOU ALSO SHOULD READ IT.

AND I got a treat, A Tale of Two Thieves, (Uncanny X-Force, 2.3k), which Betsy/Cluster after I'd just about given up on ever getting Betsy fic. It's a sweet fic that finds them finding each other again after the events in Humphries' run, even though Betsy is still trying to decide whether she wants to be found.

Recs of things not gifted by me probably coming tomorrow!
snickfic: [A+X] Fantomex shooting across the snow (Fantomex)
Am rereading this and enjoying it possibly more the second time around, now that I have an idea of what's coming and can better interpret foreshadowing and follow plot twists.

Things I have noticed:
* The comic makes it explicit that Fantomex can summon E.V.A. - aka his "external nervous system" ins the form of a spaceship with an AI - at any time and that she pops straight out of his brain. Just. What?

* spoiler )

More thoughts no doubt forthcoming as I continue to read.
snickfic: close-up crop of Storm (drawn by Ibanez) (x-men)
Author, thank you so much for writing a fic for me! As you can see, I am ALL ABOUT COMICS right now. I will thrilled to get fic for any of these fandoms. I know I wrote lots more for some of them than others, but that's because I'd already written up requests for some of them for other exchanges. Whichever fandom we matched on, I am excited about!

General Likes/Dislikes )

Saga )

Loki: Agent of Asgard )

Uncanny X-Force )

Black Widow (Comics) )

Lazarus (Comic) )
snickfic: (Gwendolyn)
YAY, comics! I just started reading them in earnest about eight months ago, but I am having a blast. I am so very excited that there's now an exchange just for them, and I am beyond thrilled that you, dear author, are going to write me fic for one of them.

First: If you have a story you've been wanting to write about any of these canons, I would love to read it. I talk a lot (a LOT) below about some of these comics, including lots of suggestions, but they are only meant to help get you started. Any story you've been itching to write for these characters, I would love to read.

Also: personally, when I write really small fandoms I end up putting all this pressure on myself to write The Definitive Fic in the fandom, but that's silly. If you feel the same, please be assured that I'm not hoping for the fic, just a fic. :)

General likes and dislikes )

Saga )

FF )

Journey into Mystery )

Uncanny X-Force )

Archie )
snickfic: Buffy Dawn weird love is better than no love (Buffy Dawn sister love)
Here is some info/squee about things I would like people to watch/read/make for [livejournal.com profile] love_resolution! A bunch of the text is nabbed from other posts I've made, so if it looks familiar to some of you, that's why.

EDIT: I'm adding one more super big wish right here at the top, and that's if you become or are already familiar with any of the TV/books/comics I mention below, that you post about them on your journal. I have several friends who've already read Seraphina, for example, and I would LOVE to have them write rambly squee or meta or whatever about it, so I can jump in and squee, too. So even if you've already watched/read the thing I'm requesting, you can still totally fulfill one of my wishes!!

Twin Peaks )

Remender's Uncanny X-Force )

Saga )

FF )

Nimona )

China Mieville )

Seraphina, by Rachel Hartman )

The Birthday of the World collection by Le Guin )
snickfic: (monica rambeau)
I just caught up on reading stuff from the last three weeks or so.

First, above the cut: I subscribed to Loki: Agent of Asgard almost solely because of how impressed I've been with Al Ewing's work on Mighty Avengers. Frankly, Mighty Avengers seems to have most everything against it: it's got Greg Land on art and a relative unknown writing, its first three issues were tied up in a crossover that no one I know paid any attention to, and I, personally, have very little interest in the Avengers side of the Marvel universe. And yet Ewing keeps me consistently entertained while introducing and juggling a cast of characters I have almost no familiarity in. Even the Infinity tie-in arc felt self-contained enough to be comprehensible.

(Not that this is so much down to Ewing, but I also, it must be said, enjoy the fact of characters of color not only being the majority, but also walking on and off panel in cameos, completely unremarked upon. It's easy for me to forget how many such Marvel characters there are, because so often there's only one or two of them to a team.)

I totally understand if you just can't take the Land art on this book, but at the very least EVERYONE should pick up the three issues Valerio Schiti is arting, starting in February. And also everyone who's even marginally interested in the Loki comic should give it a closer look, because I expect Ewing to do good things on it.

Now, onto vaguely spoilery things.

Mighty Avengers #4 )

FF #15 )

X-Men #9 )

Uncanny X-Force #15 )

Rocket Girl #3 )

Pretty Deadly #3 )
snickfic: (Giles ook)
It is that time folks - the time of the year when Snick goes on and on and on about the prior fannish year. I'm going to write a fic-specific round-up once Yuletide's revealed, but in the meantime, here's a summary of the rest of my fannish activity this year.

a numbered list, with commentary )

no, self

Dec. 8th, 2013 07:47 am
snickfic: [A+X] Fantomex shooting across the snow (Fantomex)
Last night I read the second trade of Humphries Uncanny X-Force, which has the Psylocke/Fantomexes backstory (also all the revenant stuff). More thoughts later, but for now I will say, wow, that could have been so much more awesome. :(

Anyway, point being that I had Psylocke/Fantomex on the brain when I went to bed, which resulted in me dreaming a fairly epic Buffy/Fantomex dream this morning. It was post-Chosen, Spike was still presumed dead, Buffy has a brief grievy fling with the French dude with the swirly coat (she has a thing for them now), but when like six months later Fantomex waltzes into her life again, she is not pleased to see him.

I am not going to write this, because there are approximately two people on the entire planet that would read it. But drat, it could be so good.
snickfic: [A+X] Fantomex shooting across the snow (Fantomex)
Oh, look. Another of the titles I subscribed to a month ago is getting the axe. This time Sam Humphries' Uncanny X-Force is colliding with Cable & X-Force in a crossover, and coming out the other side we have a single X-Force title involving... none of the creative team from either previous book.

I'm really sad about this. I have sitting around a half-written post singing the praises of Uncanny X-Force, which is a gray-ops team of 3-4 ladies, a black dude, and a single token white guy. The first trade involves lots of passing the Bechdel test between multiples different parties, lots of Betsy angst and anger, and a mind-walking subplot that comes with nifty-cool art by Adrian Alphona. The second volume promises to have a triangle (no, a real actual triangle, not just a V) that may or may not resolve into a threesome (I don't know yet; plz don't tell me!). It's a book that really seems to fallen under the radar; it didn't get the press of Wood's X-Men, so the lady-loving crowd who might have ventured to the X side of the force don't seem to have heard of it, and meanwhile the dudebros complain that it doesn't go anywhere and has too much romantic drama.

Despite all that, its sales have been moderately okay, so I thought it was safe for a while. Apparently not.

And in its place we get a new X-Force title whose tone appears more in keeping with Remender's run (which I got pretty invested in, but despite the tone, not because of it). On the upside, Psylocke is still on it and Fantomex has joined the main team again, and that alone means I'll have to give it a few tries, because right now they are two of my favorite characters in the Marvel universe right now, whether together or separate. So we'll see.

Author Simon Spurrier's primary previous Marvel accomplishment is the X-Men Legacy book starring Legion that's in the final stretch now. I figured I'd read the back issues of that, just to see how I feel about him.

X-Men Legacy #1-9 )

Daredevil #2-4 )
snickfic: (Yuletide)
I quickfast edited this one last time on Friday October 18 - just the general likes/dislikes. I thought I had the whole weekend to fiddle before assignments went out!

First: If you have a story you've been wanting to write about any of these canons, I would love to read it. I talk a lot (a LOT) below about some of these comics, including lots of suggestions, but they are only meant to help get you started. Any story you've been itching to write for these characters, I would love to read.

Also, you definitely don't need to write all the characters listed for any of these canons. I've picked people I like to give you variety, but feel free to zoom in on just one or two.

Another thing: personally, when I write really small fandoms I end up putting all this pressure on myself to write The Definitive Fic in the fandom, but that's silly. If you feel the same, please be assured that I'm not hoping for the fic, just a fic. :)

And finally, I wrote a lot more about some of these canons than others, but I seriously will be thrilled with fic for any of them. I haven't done Yuletide for several years, and I signed up this year specifically because I've fallen in love with comics. Whatever you write for me, I will be excited about. :)

General Likes/Dislikes )

Uncanny X-Force )

FF (comic) )

Journey into Mystery )

Saga )

Thank you so very much for writing fic for me, dear author! I can't wait to read it. :)
snickfic: [A+X] Fantomex shooting across the snow (Fantomex)
And now I think I want to reread the whole thing, possibly in hard copy, so that I can actually think about the plot and character arcs properly.

spoilers )

So: who has read this? I NEED TO TALK ABOUT IT.
snickfic: close-up crop of Storm (drawn by Ibanez) (x-men)
Remender's Uncanny X-Force continues to make me write hundreds of words about it, mostly variations of I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT'S GOING ON. Also, I take back what I said about Remender being pants at plotting time travel; I think he's just pants at plot. And also exposition.

Uncanny X-Force #8-12 )

Pithy conclusion: Uncanny X-Force - or at least this incarnation of it - is written directly and almost solely to die-hard continuity geeks. Don't read unless you know a whole lot more than X-men history than I do.

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