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- Brooklyn Nine-Nine — fancast (1)
- Captain America — cosplay (1)
- Critical Role — art (1)
- Dragon Age — art (1)
- DC Comics — art (7)
- Dream Daddy — art (1)
- Final Fantasy X-2 — fic (1)
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time — cosplay (1)
- Marvel — art (1)
- Multiple fandoms — vid (1)
- Overwatch — art (1)
- Pacific Rim — vid (1)
- Persuasion — fancast (1)
- Psych — vid (1)
- RPF — vid (1)
- Sailor Moon — art (1)
- Sherlock Holmes — vid (1)
- Sorcerer to the Crown — art (1)
- The Wizard of Oz — Vid (1)
- Wonder Woman — art (1), vid (1)
- Yuri!!! On Ice — vid (2)
[ART] [DC Comics] Supergirl by Timothy Bootan
Look how cute this Supergirl is! I love her natural hair and her costume.
[ART] [DC Comics] Wonder Woman and Etta Candy by aortdn (Diana/Etta)
Retro Wonder Woman gives sorority bruiser Etta a boost and a smooch. The coloring is so fluid and cute, and I love how jacked Diana is.
[ART] [DC Comics] Untitled by heyjenbartel
This is such a good likeness of movie!Diana and I love using the lasso to create an engaging, cosmic background.
[ART] [DC Comics] The Trinity by artoftrungles
This triptych of Diana is gorgeously rendered in blue and red pen. It actually reminds me of Yoshitaka Amano’s work, but with stronger thighs.
[ART] [DC Comics] late night thick thighs gymnast Harley by shoomlah
Claire Hummel’s Harley art always makes me happy, and this is no exception. I adore a Harley built like the gymnast she is, and there’s something quiet or melancholy about the tilt of her head.
[ART] [DC Comics] @wakaju’s Superboy redesign by kevinwada
Kevin Wada’s does wakaju’s Superboy redesign and it just makes my 90s Superboy loving heart explode. LOOK AT THIS. IT’S JUST FLAWLESS.
[COSPLAY] [The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time] Princess Ruto by cowbuttcrunchies
Cosplaying nonhuman characters that require prosthetics is tough—cosplaying nonhuman characters that require prosthetics that are pretty as a picture is even harder. I am in awe of the work done by cowbuttcrunchies to translate Ruto into reality, making the headpiece look flawless and giving us lashes for days. It truly is as if Ruto stepped out of the game and into reality.
[ART] [Marvel] Jubilee by PlinaGanucheau
A bold and bright Jubilee portrait that’s just so pretty.
[ART] [Overwatch] DIVINE WATCHERS by yvesey
I don’t even go here, but this is just gorgeous. The gold on black detailing is stunning and the line work is devastating.
[ART] [Sailor Moon] Untitled by vacuum_chan
A gorgeous flower-crowned Usagi that’s both bright and a little melancholy.
[ART] [Dream Daddy] Magic Mummys by lesbianravenna
Can't resist spotlighting these rad mums that lesbianravenna made in response to Dream Daddy. I can't decide which lady is my favourite and I really wish this were a spinoff version of the game.
[FANCAST] [Persuasion] TITLE by brandonlgtaylor (Anne Elliot, Captain Wentworth)
I encourage you to drop everything for this Persuasion fancast thread featuring Idris Elba as Wentworth (ohmygodidied) and Ruth Negga as Anne. There are multiple images of their perfect faces juxtaposed against quotes from the book. What more do you need right now?
[FANCAST] [Brooklyn Nine-Nine] Fancast of actresses who could play Rosa Diaz's girlfriend by sapphicdiaz (Rosa Diaz)
This thread not only collects actresses who would make great girlfriends for Rosa, it also gives them each a short backstory. They are all perfect.
[ART] [Wonder Woman] Untitled by MaryneeLahaye (Diana, Steve Trevor)
An exceptionally cute mash-up of a Moana song with Wonder Woman art. I love how on brand 'Diana, don't' Steve Trevor is and how solidly she is ignoring him. By the way, wouldn't it be great if there was fan-fic where Moana, Maui and Diana met?
[ART] [DC Comics] Untitled by asieybarbie (Harley Quinn)
This portrait of a chromatic Harley Quinn is on fire! I love all the tones used for this image.
[ART] [Sorceror to the Crown] Sorceror to the Crown nail art by jeannette_ng
I just came across author Jeannette Ng's ongoing thread of literary nail-art, and had to show you her take on Zen Cho's gorgeous hardback cover for Sorceror to the Crown.
[COSPLAY] [Captain America] Captain America cosplay by _ElizabethMay (Captain America)
Author Elizabeth May shared her Captain America cosplay to show her niece girls can play any character they want to, and proves her point well. I am always in awe of cosplayers who don't let their hair define who they play (I get really hung up on having to find red haired characters whenever we have to dress up at work).
[VID] [The Wizard of Oz] Of Oz the Wizard by Matt Bucy (1:41:47)
I went back and forth on whether to put this in Sidetracks or Fanwork Rec, but eventually decided it belongs here. It's an edit of the entire movie The Wizard of Oz, but recut so that all the words are in alphabetical order—including the credits. Fun to watch the whole thing; even more fun to skip around and see the patterns of what words appear a lot. Some recommended words to look for: "witch", "wizard", "follow", "bears", and "arf" (to get your Toto fix).
[ART] [Critical Role] Untitled by luciferaseluciferin (Vax and Vex)
Cute twins artwork inspired by the recent total solar eclipse.
[ART] [Dragon Age] Untitled by enigmaticagentalice (Cassandra)
Super-elegant drawing of Cassandra in a dapper outfit.
[VID] [Psych] "White" & Nerdy by talitha78 (2:52) (Gus)
I love this vid that uses Weird Al's White & Nerdy track to critique the cultural idea that certain aspects of tech, games, etc. belong only to white people. It's older but it's still so, so good.
[VID] [Pacific Rim] Bone Bomb by izzy (3:09) (Mako)
I got to see this vid premiere at WisCon and it was super gutting and gorgeous to watch in the dark room on the massive screen. Highly, highly recommend a dark room and some quality headphones for this one, which does excellent work showing the world and culture Mako inhabits and how it's shaped her.
[VID] [Wonder Woman] by giandujakiss (3:59)
My favorite part of this vid is watching all the dudes get tossed around by women who have had just about enough, thanks. I admit I'm not familiar with this source, but this vid does a great job of helping you understand the type of character Diana is in various shots. Between the butt-kicking, that is.
[VID] [RPF - Carrie and Gary Fisher] A Better Son/Daughter by eruthros (4:38)
If you would like to openly sob, in both a happy/sad kind of way, this is the vid for you. This really shows how much Carrie Fisher was loved and loved in return. What a gutting loss for all of us, even months later. This vid is such a gorgeous, honest, stunning tribute. I pretty sure everyone around me at the vid show was crying, but I can't be sure because I was definitely crying and couldn't see.
[VID] [Yuri!!! On Ice] Agape and Eros by Johnny Weir
Johnny Weir, literal two-time Olympic figure skater, has uploaded videos of himself skating to both Agape and Eros. I have nothing else to add, my mind is still blown that this is a thing that I can find on the internet.
[FIC] [Final Fantasy X-2] Politics of Love by eternalbreath (29,260, words) (Baralai/Gippal; Ensemble)
You know what's pretty great? When one of your friends goes, "Hi, happy birthday, have 30k of fake boyfriends fic about your ship involving all of the politics, And by "pretty great" I mean I AM STILL SCREAMING, LOOK AT THIS BEAUTIFUL THING. It has dark secrets that are resolved in a sensible way rather than dragging out to torture me! It has scheming and politics and people looking after each other and fake dating and Paine and Nooj being the best friends anyone could ask for? And Yuna being a sensible human? And there's drama and kissing and basically I know it was written for me, but I'm still awed at how many of my favourite things are in this fic. ♥
[VID] [Sherlock Holmes (Meta fandom)] Something Good (Will Come From That) by sanguinity (3:15) (Holmes/Watson)
This vid covers decades of Sherlock Holmes canon, covering films, video games, cartoons, tv series, web originals, book trailers... There is SO MUCH here, and it's so well put together. It doesn't feel rushed, and it manages to visually explore similarities across various iterations. Plus, the notes at the end are really thorough in talking about what the vidders found and how they found it, which is going to be of particular interest to anyone else who is interested in sources for all of those female/trans/non-binary Holmes and Watsons that show up.
[VID] [Multiple fandoms] Space Girl by charmax (3:54) (Literally more than this page has room for.)
On a similar structure to the above Sherlock Holmes video: look! A multi-canon compilation video that looks at women in scifi tv series since the days of black and white through to... Mostly the modern day? This sounds like the theme song for so much of my scifi loving friends.
What fanwork have you loved recently?