snickfic: text: Geno 71, I'm Score (geno)
I didn't realize it'd been so long since I caught up with this! First, I don't remember if I've mentioned it here, but I've started a monthly Pens prompt comm that runs through Tumblr and AO3, called Pens Monthly (my skill at naming stuff, let me show you it). And I have accidentally written almost 12k for it just in the past two months, oops. But also yay?

First, mer!Geno/Flower where they commiserate on their respective non-productivity during the playoffs:
Buddy Breathing (4948 words) by Snickfic
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Marc-Andre Fleury/Evgeni Malkin
Characters: Marc-Andre Fleury, Evgeni Malkin
Additional Tags: Merpeople, Emotional Hurt/Comfort, 2015-2016 NHL Season, Old Friends, Pittsburgh Penguins
Summary:

There was no point in telling Flower last night hadn’t been his fault. Zhenya knew what that conviction felt like, how hard it was to shake. Sid had coaxed Zhenya out of that mood once or twice, but earnestness came easy to Sid. Somehow he found the kinds of words that always eluded Zhenya.

Zhenya couldn’t be Sid. He knew better than to try. Abruptly he said, “You want to swim?”

(A mer!Geno fic)



And then Conor Sheary/Brian Dumoulin, aka the fic where I finally write the tiny!alpha/large!omega heat sex fic of my dreams, since I never managed to write that for Jared/Gen. Dubious bonus: I fell head over heels for Brian Dumoulin while writing this, and am devastated to find that there is almost no fic about him.
one giant eggplant emoji (6658 words) by Snickfic
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Brian Dumoulin/Conor Sheary
Characters: Brian Dumoulin, Conor Sheary
Additional Tags: Alpha/Beta/Omega Dynamics, Mating Cycles/In Heat, Vaginal Fisting, Knotting, Insecurity, Size Difference, Sappy, Pittsburgh Penguins
Summary:

He was so tall. Conor mostly forgot that, somehow. Dumo was the first of the Wilkes-Barre guys to make it to the show, but he was still one of them, an equal - until now, as Conor surveyed the terrain and felt pretty damned unequal.

Dumo met Conor’s eyes. His cheeks were apple-red. “Please?” Dumo said, as though even now Conor might leave him hanging.



Finally, the Beauty and the Beast horror fic I wrote for Darkest Night (no gore, just creepyness):
Oh, I Couldn't Put It Down (1387 words) by Snickfic
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Belle (Disney), Beast (Disney)
Additional Tags: Horror, Transformation
Summary:

The library is Belle's favorite place in the entire world.

snickfic: girl reading on bench (mood reading)
Most of these have been sitting in my bookmarks for a while, waiting for a recs theme that fit. Well, here's one: these are fics that get my VERY VERY HIGHEST recommendation. These are flat-out some of the best fics I have ever read. Or at least some of the ones I liked the most.

With No Lodestar in Sight by [archiveofourown.org profile] lindentree - True Grit, Mattie/LeBeouf, 82k.
Eighty-two thousand glorious words of plotty post-canon adventures and slow-burn romance. I cannot even tell you how much I love this fic. The author captures Mattie's voice and scalpel-like pragmaticism perfectly, and Rooster Cogburn is in it, and also did I mentioned adventures? And plot? This is everything I could have dreamed of in a post-canon shipfic, and it is so, so satisfying.

Counterfeit and Counterpart by [archiveofourown.org profile] Frea_O - MCU, Maria+Natasha friendship, 28k.
It's very rare that fic depicts friendship with as much care and nuance and with as many emotional complications as romance gets, but this fic does. This is a prickly friendship, sometimes two steps forward and one step back. And don't let the summary fool you - this is not a series of unrelated vignettes, but a story with a purpose. Maria is cranky and great, and there's a road trip at the end that's just marvelous. This whole fic is marvelous

A Beginner's Guide to Communing with the Dead by [archiveofourown.org profile] suspiciousflashlight - SPN, Dean/Castiel, 77k
This is an urban fantasy AU where Dean is a work-worn cop haunted, literally and figuratively, by the murder of one Jo Harvelle, and who accidentally summons an angel to his attic. And then keeps him there. And convinces him to help Dean solve the murder. It's the worldbuilding and the plot I love this fic for - it is possibly one of the most tightly-plotted fics I have ever read, with definitely one of the best climactic scenes I have ever seen in a fic. Or possibly in fiction.
snickfic: (Yuletide)
I have a bunch of fics downloaded to put on my Kindle later, but I'm pretty much done with my pre-reveals reading, so have a final batch of recs.

Beauty and the Beast, The Dispossessed, Sunless Sea/Fallen London, Strange Empire, Sunshine (McKinley), Imperial Radch )
snickfic: black and white image of Sidney Crosby, text "Crosby" (sid)
I wrote two fics for Trick or Treat this year, so not exactly last year's five-treat extravaganza, but I'm pleased with what I did write.

My main assignment was for Pacific Rim, which I'd never written before! I had trouble settling on an idea and fell back on my old standby of picking a concrete object and writing a story around it. This was the result:
and then, and then (507 words) by Snickfic
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Pacific Rim (2013)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Mako Mori
Additional Tags: Shatterdome
Summary:

It’s at the Shatterdome, they say, and so she goes.



I started several hockey treats and didn't finish any of them, but I eventually decided that for Trick or Treat, this one was close enough to being a story that I would post it anyway. This fic is what happens when you tell me you like body horror, people coming back from the dead, and slice of life fic.
repairs (558 words) by Snickfic
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin
Additional Tags: Body Horror, Pittsburgh Penguins, Ambiguous Relationships
Summary:

Geno settled next to Sid and slanted a glance each way. No one paid much attention. Then he pulled off his left glove and shook it over Sid’s lap, and out of it dropped a finger.

so, Mad Max

Jun. 3rd, 2015 07:51 am
snickfic: (Buffy desert)
You guys, Mad Max: Fury Road was everything I have ever wanted in an action movie: tons of women in key roles, deliciously weird worldbuilding, spectacle, and a deep and meticulous commitment to its aesthetic. It was two and a half hours of sheer joy. My friend and I walked out of the theater grinning from ear to ear.

(There were no megafauna, but I guess I can forgive it that.)

The only trouble is now I'm mad that not only are all the other movies not this good, but they're not even trying. Women? Eh, sure, why not let one of the secondaries be a girl? Aesthetic? Feh, who needs aesthetics when you can have explosions.

Anyway, if emotional resonance and rocket launchers is your kind of storytelling, then this is for you.
snickfic: Buffy Dawn weird love is better than no love (Buffy Dawn)
General things I like: psychological horror, existential horror, weird plants, creepy ruins, creepy weird landscapes, body horror, amnesia. Kink negotiation, body appreciation, touching and teasing, xeno kink, women in charge, watersports, enemas, stuffing/belly kink (those last three are my kink trifecta; feel free to consider any of them as prompts for any of these fandoms!). A/B/O, tentacles, wingfic, steampunk vibes, mpreg.

General things I don’t like / DNW: sexual violence or threats thereof; gore for the sake of gore; death of the POV character; trauma to eyes, hands, or teeth. Larger person physically dominating smaller one, comeplay, non-con, D/s-type punishment. Infidelity, first-person POV, crossovers (exceptions noted).

Jupiter Ascending, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Downton Abbey, Supernatural, Saga )
snickfic: Peggy in diner, Jarvis behind her (agent carter)
Here is a long, multi-thread discussion on f_fa about Jupiter Ascending. This was probably my favorite comment of the bunch:
I was explaining to someone elsewhere about how it's a particular kind of female power fantasy. You get to have all the cool sparkly space princess dresses, but be actually in charge, not just an appendage to your space boyfriend.

And you notice how once she got off Earth, there didn't seem to be any sexism? People were manipulative or abusive or murderous or helpful in all sorts of ways, but it didn't seem gendered in the slightest.


Reasons to Love Agent Carter by Tansy Rayner Roberts expresses perfectly all the things I am loving about that show (although I'm an ep behind - I have ambitions of catching up today).
snickfic: (Default)
I got goodies for Christmas!

* Pacific Rim - As pretty as I remember; I grinned through the entire opening sequence, again.

* Dragon Hunters - oddball little animated movie that I'm thinking about requesting for YT and will also be foisting upon everyone within range (fair warning).

* Leverage S2 and S3 - okay, something terrible has happened since I last watched this show, because I'm finding Eliot pretty appealing now, despite the terrible hair. Has he been getting more character stuff to do in S2, maybe? IDK, right now my feelings are all Eliot feelings. (Look at me! I'm watching TV again! Two different shows in one week!)

my Yuletide

Jan. 2nd, 2015 05:38 pm
snickfic: (Saga)
So I wrote three fics for YT! Two Saga (I bet NO ONE saw that one coming, after the sudden and apparently unwarranted burst of Saga posting I did about two weeks ago...) and one for a little-known horror movie called Decoys

If Wishes Were Fishes, Saga, The Stalk/The Will, 4.6k
In which The Will and The Stalk partner up for a job on the steampunk planet. This was my main assignment for [tumblr.com profile] pinstripesuit, whose request was "The Will (finally) has a good day." At first I thought this was going to have to mean fluff, and I am TERRIBLE at writing fluff on purpose (or possibly I just hate the process), but then a friend commented on what a wide-open prompt that was, and I realized, oh, it kinda was. So instead we got this assassins-on-the-job thing, with costumes and banter and snark and shippiness and maybe some stealth feelings. (And no spoilers, btw; if you've read the first volume you're good.)

Meet-Cute, Saga, Klara/Barr, 1.3k
I was determined to write at least one Saga treat, and this turned out to be it, Klara and Barr's first meeting at that youth hostel at the Craters, although it's really more an excuse to write about Klara's mom and also a coffee plant that likes sex jokes.

I Dated a Tentacle Babe from Outer Space, Decoys, Roger/Constance, 7.4k
I discovered this movie via someone talking it up during noms, and I watched it on account of CANON XENO HET MPREG, for this ship that is absolutely adorable. And then I wrote a ton of words of fix-it fic that is possibly the least filtered my id has ever been. Which is to say, a lot of cute in the midst of weird and a lot of mpreg. (I'll probably work up a promo post for this movie, because it's not exactly GOOD but it's quirky and its treatment of certain things is unexpectedly complicated, and I want you all to watch it and then talk to me about it.)
snickfic: Spaceman Spiff about to crash his spaceship (mood sf)
I went and saw it! Clearly Marvel is doing something right, because they have gotten 100% of my theater dollars so far this year. (That would be for Cap 2 and this, mind.)

Unspoilery: I see the flaws, and yet, FUNNY SPACE OPERA. BE STILL MY HEART. I feel like I haven't seen a proper big-budget space opera since Revenge of the Sith. Can that be right? Woe.

Spoilery )

I need an MCU icon, maybe.

EDIT: FYI, there's kinkmeme for Guardians of the Galaxy and other cosmic Marvel, including comics. Not much fic yet, but half of the prompts there are the most adorable kink prompts I have ever seen.

links dump

Apr. 28th, 2014 07:51 pm
snickfic: (Default)
The Guest House is a LIE: A PSA, in which a creepy stalker dedicated journalist argues that Sidney Crosby has spent most of his time as a Penguin living on Mario Lemieux's third floor, not in his guest house. On account of there's no clear indication that Mario Lemieux even has a guest house. On one hand, I am fairly irritated by the "not living by yourself even though you can afford it" = "not functional adult" theme in this piece. OTOH, it's always nice to sort the fanon from the canon, as it were. Also my heart is completely warmed by, you know, family-like relationships, including teenage hockey stars living with the owners of their team.

The Name of the Briar Rose: In Defense of Aurora - really neat discussion praising Sleeping Beauty as pageant or spectacle instead of story. I agree whole-heartedly. It is IMO possibly the most beautiful films of classic Disney, and if you think the stylization is a bug instead of a feature, then you are wrong. :)
snickfic: half-portrait of Natasha (art by Noto) (Natasha)
I have [livejournal.com profile] rarewomen words! Words I like! I know exactly what I want to do with this fic and have known since a day after I got the assignment, and it is a thing I can do without the handwringing that began my Beyond Panels assignment, and I am altogether very pleased. Plus the prompt gives me an excuse to write an aspect of canon I've been wanting to write for quite a while. YAY ALL AROUND.

--

Upcoming films, because I went to see Winter Soldier yesterday and there trailers.
* Lucy, with body horror and ScarJo with out-of-control powers? And also Morgan Freeman? YES PLEASE I WILL WATCH THE HECK OUT OF THAT. Even though the ~science is clearly ridiculous.

* Godzilla looks very silly, but also probably cooler than the last Godzilla remake, and I am a TOTAL SUCKER for giant megafauna which I may have mentioned, so. Also Bryan Cranston, what even.

* Maleficient looks more interesting than I expected. I can see why people have been getting a femslash vibe from it. I will definitely wait on reviews, though.

--

Speaking of, yes, I saw Winter Soldier! Unspoilery version: I enjoyed it quite a bit, for pretty much exactly the reasons I expected to enjoy it.

spoilers )
snickfic: [Hawkeye] Kate looking over the top of her sunglasses (Kate)
* I was told that there was a women's hockey fandom, and I went, "OH? I would learn about hockey for a women's hockey fandom!" But no. There are 55 f/f fics on AO3, and more than 2/3 of them either are genderswap or have the f/f as a background pairing. AND there seems to be none of the glorious tropey stuff that men's hockey fic is full of. This is no good at all.

* It finally occurred to me to look under the general Marvel (Comics) tag on AO3, just to see what was there, and there's actually a fair bit of stuff! A lot of what I expected, Steve/Tony and Billy/lots of people, but also random things like "Natasha watches Olympic curling" and Laura+Daken sibling feels. So I'm going to keep an eye on that and maybe go through the whole tag sometime.

* Relatedly, I am bemused by how many fics are marked only with "Marvel Cinematic Universe," maybe with "Captain America (Movies)" for flavor, and yet are clearly based entirely on comics canon. Natasha/Bucky is especially where I'm noticing this.

* Don't ever start the movie Hanna with the intention of only watching half of it. You will be sorry.
snickfic: (Yuletide)
Serious - Legally Blonde, Elle/Vivian
YOU GUYS. This is a fic about Elle Woods' journey of bisexual self-discovery, and it has wonderful female friendships, and adorable female romance, and some hot lesbian sex, and ELLE WOODS. It is practically perfect in every way; it makes me SO HAPPY. And if, like me, you haven't seen the movie in ages, it catches you up on the details just fine.

I think this one won Yuletide, you guys.
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 )

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