maplemood: (spider man)
So, I just got back from the theater and should wait until my thoughts have settled enough for me to write an actual review, BUT...Spider-Man: Homecoming was precious and adorable and so fresh and innocent and fun and good. Just a solid, hilarious, well-made movie. I've got to admit that it didn't quite knock GOTG Vol 2 down from its spot as my ultimate favorite Marvel film, but it absolutely lived up to the hype.

[Hopefully mild] spoilers under the cut )

In other news, I've had a lot of fun stuff going on this week, with not much time left over for writing. I'll hopefully get back on track either this weekend or next week, at the very latest; I'm absolutely aching to work on the fourth girl!Peter fic, and my Defenders Big Bang fic (which is due at the end of this month) needs some serious work.

New Fic

Jun. 24th, 2017 02:51 pm
maplemood: (yondu)
Title: Cute Little Buggers
Fandom: Guardians of the Galaxy
Rating: Teen & Up
Relationships: girl!Peter Quill & Yondu Udonta, little bit of girl!Peter Quill & Rocket Raccoon
Summary: Neither of them quite means for it to become a tradition, but it does. Pete steals shiny little doodads. Yondu collects them. Nobody mentions it.

So. My mission with this fic was to write something with a little less angst and a lot more fluff, and I'm not sure how well I succeeded. The last few paragraphs still ended up being kind of sad. Well, bittersweet. Hopefully. I see Peter and Yondu as both caring about each other very deeply, but, thanks to a boatload of emotional issues on both their parts, never really being able to come out and say it. So all my girl!Peter fics so far have involved some kind of issue with communication. I do like this one, though. I had a little trouble figuring out a theme that would tie all the plot points together (this was one of the projects I needed to take a break from for a few days). I think it all came together fine in the end, though. Also, now that Pete's a teenager, things are going to start getting really interesting....
maplemood: (rey & leia)
I can't believe it's almost July! I always start the summer off thinking I'll have plenty of time to write a billion stories and read a billion books...yeah, not so much. I am happy with what I've managed to get done so far, but there's always more that I could be doing....Oh well.

At this point I've seen GOTG Vol 2 in the theater a grand total of three times, which is kind of insane. I was not expecting to love this movie as much as I did, especially considering that I had a pretty lukewarm reaction to Vol 1; I liked it, but didn't get all that emotionally involved. Then along comes Vol 2 like a sucker punch to the gut. Going back to rewatch Vol 1 now, I like it much better, even though Vol 2 is still my favorite. They're dozens of little moments in both movies that I didn't pick up on until the second time around, and I can't get over how weird, goofy, and beautiful they are. Everything is bright and loud and a little cartoony, and it's all such a joy to watch. Also, Meredith Quill. The world needs more Meredith-centric fics, because that woman is a saint.  

But anyway. I doubt anyone needs to hear me blabbing about how great/amazing/so-good-just-go-see-it-already GOTG Vol 2 is again

Driving lessons are going pretty well. I'm getting more and more comfortable going up to 60 mph on the highway. That's a pretty big deal for me, seeing as the last time I got my learner's permit I was too nervous to go on the highway at all and pretty much just cruised around the neighborhood at a brisk 15 mph. Driving's always been something that's given me a ton of anxiety, but I've finally gotten to the point where I get that I just need to buckle down (hah) and get it done. 

My writing hit a rough spot a few days ago; I stalled out on two projects and couldn't make any headway at all. So I took a sort-of-break (worked on another fic that I'll probably never post; it was more of an exercise and a way to keep me writing) which I think helped a lot. It's always been hard for me to set something aside (even for just a few days) and accept that something about it isn't working right now, but that's much better than trying to fix something I can't necessarily fix--and that, nine times out of ten, doesn't need to be fixed, just left to percolate for a little bit.

Otherwise, things have been quiet around here. My life during the summer tends to get really boring really fast.  
maplemood: (peter)
Title: Hello, World, I'm Your Wild Girl
Fandom: Guardians of the Galaxy
Rating: Teen & Up
Relationships: girl!Peter Quill & Yondu Udonta, girl!Peter Quill & Kraglin Obfonteri
Warnings: Mentions of sex work
Summary: The last time Yondu had something to show her she ended up stranded on some backwater outpost for two weeks while the rest of the crew partied in a whorehouse. Because that’s no place for a kid, but a tent with bullet holes blown through it in the middle of nowhere? Just peachy.
 
Or, one time Pete got left behind and one time she didn't.

And the bizarro AU continues. This is a prequel/sequel to "Mommy's All Right, Daddy's All Right", so even though you don't absolutely need to read that fic first, things will probably make more sense if you do. This one is a little more plot focused and (hopefully) a little more funny--I really wanted to bring out both Pete and Yondu's goofier sides this time around.

 
maplemood: (rey & leia)
This is the month of bizarre crossovers, apparently.

Sisters by marinarusalka: (Pacific Rim, MCU) Natasha Romanov and Sasha Kaidanovsky are trained together as kids in the Red Room. This fic does an amazing job of blending the two worlds, and Natasha and Sasha's friendship feels exactly right; in some ways they couldn't be more different, but they share a terrible past and understand each other like no one else does.

A Star Among the Moons by theladyscribe: (The Lord of the Rings, Firefly) A super-short two-part crossover that ships Boromir and River Tam. Hey--don't knock it till you've tried it. This pairing is beyond weird, but it just works. River is River, and Boromir's bewildered yet charmed by her. This one's a quick read, and very well-written.

Only Held by Gravity (The Chronal Navigation Remix) by Muccamukk: (The Lord of the Rings, Firefly) A remix of A Star Among Moons that explores juts how River ended up in Middle Earth. This one also goes into a little more detail when it comes to her odd friendship/romance with Boromir, and ends on a perfectly ambiguous note.

maplemood: (yondu)
Yesterday I went to watch Vol 2 with my sister and a friend (my sister and I had seen it before; our friend hadn't) and boy, it was even better the second time around. Still hilarious, still pretty (seriously, the costumes and effects and set designs are all so over-the-top gorgeous), and still wonderfully, unexpectedly sad. I didn't pay much attention to Yondu in GOTG; now his relationship with Peter (and Rocket and Groot) is all I can think about.

Spoilers under the cut.
Read more... )

Overall: Loved it, loved it, loved it. If you like crazy space hijinks and dysfunctional families who are doing their best, you probably will, too.

maplemood: (daredevil)
Or the "Lisa Castle meets Laura Kinney and they work through their issues together" AU of my heart. This is the first fic in what I hope will turn into a series; it ended up being quite a bit longer than I'd originally thought. Still had a ball working on it.

Title: We're All That They've Got
Fandom: Daredevil, Logan
Rating: Teen & Up
Relationships: Lisa Castle & Laura Kinney, Lisa Castle & Frank Castle, Laura Kinney & Logan, Lisa Castle & Logan, Laura Kinney & Frank Castle
Summary: He’d told Lisa he was helping out a man and a little girl on the run from bad people, so she wasn’t surprised. Maybe she wished he’d told her a few more things, like how close these bad people were, or that the little girl couldn’t (wouldn’t) speak English. Or that she could pop a knife out of her knuckle as easily as Lisa cracked hers.

maplemood: (gamora)
Title: Mommy's All Right, Daddy's All Right
Fandom: Guardians of the Galaxy
Rating: Teen & Up
Relationship: girl!Peter Quill & Yondu Udonta
Summary: Pete is six years old and her dad is coming home any day now.

Apparently I'm incapable of writing in any fandom without cooking up some bizarro AU. But I have so many feelings about a scrappy, snarky little girl!Peter growing up among the Ravagers. Also a boatload of Peter & Yondu feelings that I needed to work out after seeing GOTG Vol 2. Even though I wrote this fic pretty quickly (3,000+ words in two days, which is new for me--I almost never write more than a couple hundred words a day) I'm proud of it; it's not as polished as it could be but I hope it's just the right amount of angsty and heartwarming. 

maplemood: (outlander)
Might or might not turn this into a monthly thing. I've read SO MUCH good stuff recently and figured it was time to share. It's mostly gen this time around. Also mostly Marvel. 

Tough Girl is What I Had to Be by angel_deux: (Daredevil) Set some time after season 2. I'm a sucker for Lisa Castle Lives AUs, and this is one of my absolute favorites. Lots of emotion and heartwarming father-daughter scenes. Plus, it ships Frank and Karen. What more could you want?

Kings Among Runaways by Viva Rocksteady: (Jessica Jones, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) The Jessica Jones/Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt crossover you never knew you needed. Jessica is hard-edged and cynical, Kimmy is as adorable as they come, and their friendship comes off as surprisingly believable.

it's the skin and bones that keep me on the road by impossibleamypond: (Star Wars) A missing scene between Rey and Han. Incredibly well-written and bittersweet.

our lives umbilical by duchamp: (Logan) Set after the movie, and most definitely not an Everybody Lives AU. Laura moves on, but she never quite gets over Logan and what they could have had. Beautifully written. Also very, very sad.

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