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Fanwork is awesome and sharing fanwork is even more awesome. Join us as we keymash and squee over our favorite fanwork, from fic (both written and podfic) to art to vids and meta and back again. This week, we're happy to welcome [personal profile] shinyjenni as our last guest reccer of 2016! Check out her recs below.

If you find something you love, we encourage you to comment/favorite and let the creator know you enjoyed their work. :D We'll be back with more fanwork recs in 2017. o/


Recommendations included:
  • Babylon 5 — vid (1)
  • Crossover: Rent/Pride — vid (1)
  • Doctor Who — art (1)
  • Leverage — vid (1)
  • The Lord of the Rings — art (1)
  • MCU — vid (1)
  • Mass Effect (1) — fic (1)
  • Star Trek Beyond — art (1), meta (1)
  • Star Trek: DSP — vid (1)
  • Star Trek: TOS — fic (1)
  • Star Trek: Voyager — vid (1)
  • Star Wars — art (1), vid (1)
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens — art (1)
  • Yuri!! On Ice — art (14)



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Jenni


[ART] [Star Trek Beyond] Untitled by [tumblr.com profile] 0tterp0p (Jaylah, Kirk)
I loved Star Trek Beyond a great deal, and this delightful, expressive fanart of Kirk and Jaylah singing karaoke and dancing their hearts out really captures the joy and humour and affection that made me love the film so much. Plus, Jaylah, she's the greatest. ♥

[META] [Star Trek Beyond] some thoughts about jaylah the magnificent by [tumblr.com profile] ink-splotch (1175 words) (Jaylah)
Wonderful, thoughtful meta on what Jaylah did next. Fleshes out her character beautifully, and also made me cry at one point.

[VID] [Star Trek: DS9] Undisclosed by [personal profile] purplefringe (3:47) (Garak/Bashir)
One of the joys of having been a Star Trek fan for over half my life is finding fanworks that make both fifteen year old me and thirty two year old me go "YES PERFECT" with one voice, and this is one such fanwork. This vid is FULL of feelings and also, because it's [personal profile] purplefringe, it's beautifully edited, full of crisp cuts and glorious use of motion.

[VID] [Star Trek: Voyager] Clean by [tumblr.com profile] cosmic-llin (4:09) (Seven of Nine)
I adore the way this vid just builds and builds, gradually unpacking Seven's character arc across the show. It's both nuanced and ultimately optimistic, and I have a lot of feelings about it.

[VID] [Rent/Pride] Our Version of Events by [personal profile] silly_cleo (4:43)
This is one of those vids that I get more out of every time I watch. It's full of brilliant visual parallels, but above and beyond that it also draws out so many thematic parallels between the two films. It's about solidarity, community and queerness, and I love it.

[FIC] [Mass Effect 1] Paradigm Shift by [archiveofourown.org profile] eponymous_rose (7545 words) (Ashley, Liara, Garrus)
Excellent Ashley-centric gen fic, with really good characterisation and dialogue. The interactions between the three of them are just lovely, and there's some great team banter. ♥

[ART] Doctor Who Untitled by [tumblr.com profile] johannesvii (Eight, Charley, C'rizz)
[tumblr.com profile] johannesvii's art is always so beautiful. This short comic featuring the giant arches in Eight's TARDIS console room is especially great; it's both funny and really lovely.

[VID] [MCU] after the day's work is done by [tumblr.com profile] stardust-rain (4:08) (Nick Fury)
Excellent vid that pulls out the bits and pieces we've seen of Nick Fury from where they're scattered throughout the MCU to create a brilliant character study which really digs into who he is. Really powerful, and the song choice is great.

[VID] [Leverage] Parachute by [personal profile] thingswithwings (3:33) (Alec/Parker/Eliot)
This vid is my go to whenever I want to feel my heart lift. It really captures the weirdness and delight of this OT3, and how deeply all three characters love each other. There's a wonderful moment when all three of them are on screen together for the first time and the vid just explodes with joy.

[VID] [Babylon 5] Apocalypse Lullaby by [personal profile] icepixie (4:05) (Ensemble)
I have cried over this vid more times than I can count. It's about community and heroism, and it captures both the epic storytelling and smaller, quieter moments that sum up Babylon 5 at its best. And it's so beautiful. ♥


Clare


[ART] [The Lord of the Rings] Ages of Arda by too many to name!
Ages of Arda is a gorgeous fanbook featuring artists’ different interpretations of Middle Earth throughout the, well, ages. You can purchase a copy through November 30th, and all proceeds benefit Book Aid International.

[FIC] [Star Trek] Something That is Their Own by [archiveofourown.org profile] zarabithia (2,861) (T’Pring/OFC)
This is one of my favorite fics in the entire universe, and I was motivated to seek it out because I feel it’s necessary to follow any viewing of the infamous “Amok Time” episode with this angle on T’Pring, a queer woman in a culture that valorizes male queerness but politely looks away from female queerness. Basically, this is a fic where T’Pring asks why “t’hy’la”, the Vulcan word meaning “brother, lover, friend” is gendered masculine. I adore utilizing speculative fiction to get at cultural queries like this, and this is… well, Vulcan, not human, I suppose! It’s also very well-written. I read this six years ago and still think about it ALL THE TIME.

[ART] [Star Wars] sailor naboo, sailor alderaan, and sailor jakku by [tumblr.com profile] flowersilk
The three female leads of the Star Wars trilogies as Sailor Guardians. Everything is beautiful.

[VID] [Star Wars] Kylo Ren & Anakin || heaven by voordeel (0:55)
As I’ve mentioned, I have a lot of feelings about Anakin Skywalker and the entire Skywalker family, so a vid about the parallels between Anakin and Kylo is 1000% up my alley.

[ART] [Star Wars: The Force Awakens] Kylo Ren by [tumblr.com profile] poevella
This is just a really beautiful portrait of Kylo Ren where he looks just so much like his grandmother that I have to go lie down.


Susan


(Look, I'm not saying that Yuri!!! On Ice broke me, but let me just stuff all of this Yuri On Ice art into your arms and run away.)

[ART] [Yuri!!! On Ice] Vitechka the flower prince by [tumblr.com profile] me-za-me-ro (Victor)
I really love the way this artist does their paintings, and this one is so bright and colourful! I also recommend this collection and this portrait of Yuri (I love how she draws Yuri's face, it makes me so happy.).

[ART] [Yuri!!! On Ice] Sparkly Victor Nikiforov, Galaxy Yuri, Yuri Plisetsky, Georgi and Phichit by [twitter.com profile] pikuchwan (Phichit)
I love these pieces, because the colours and the stars on each character make it look like they're wearing space and it's so striking!

[ART] [Yuri!!! On Ice] On Love, On Ice by [tumblr.com profile] andatsea (Yuri)
The poses and the colours for these two are so good, and they look really cool in combination with each other! Especially the way they look spotlit and practically glowing against the backgrounds?

[ART] [Yuri!!! On Ice] Victor on Ice by [tumblr.com profile] maysoulrose (Victor)
SPEAKING OF SPOTLIGHTING AND GLOWING: this one!

[ART] [Yuri!!! On Ice] untitled by [tumblr.com profile] starhoodies (Yuri/Victor, Yurio)
The kiss is great and the faces are really well drawn, but my favourite part is the panel at the end with Yurio grouching and Yuri skating off licking his lips because it is still making me laugh.

SPOILERS FOR EPISODE TEN FROM HERE OUT:
[ART] [Yuri!!! On Ice] Yuri probably did the lip touch first tbh by [tumblr.com profile] sabertoothwalrus (Yuri/Victor)
I adore this idea, and the execution is so great, especially for Victor's expressions!

[ART] [Yuri!!! On Ice] untitled by [twitter.com profile] L1NG_ (Yuri/Victor) (Technically NSFW)
this is a more cartoony style than the other ones I've linked to, but the poses and expressions are really good, especially Victor holding onto Yuri's tie and both of them looking smug.

[ART] [Yuri!!! On Ice] untitled by [tumblr.com profile] cookiecreation (Yuri/Victor)
I think this was technically posted before episode ten went live so it's only spoilers retroactively? But this comic is so good; the colours are great, the expressions make me happy, and the way the reveal is handled is excellent. I may have squeaked the first time I read it. >_>

What fanwork have you loved recently?

Date: 2016-12-15 12:10 am (UTC)
stardreamer: Meez headshot (Default)
From: [personal profile] stardreamer
Unfortunately, the B5 video does not play for me at the link. (As in, I click on the placeholder and get a blank square.) Is there a YouTube version available by any chance?

Date: 2016-12-17 08:08 pm (UTC)
shinyjenni: delenn in black and white; text reads: "minbari" (delenn)
From: [personal profile] shinyjenni
I don't think there is, I'm afraid, or at least I haven't been able to find one! It looks like the download option is still working, though, if that's any good?

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