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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.

Recommendations included:
  • Ancillary Justice — art (1)
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender — art (1)
  • The Devil Wears Prada — fic (1)
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition — cosplay (1)
  • Final Fantasy III — cosplay (1)
  • Final Fantasy X-2 — fic (1)
  • Hannibal — art (1)
  • Lord of the Rings — art (1)
  • Marvel Cinematic Universe — art (1), fic (2)
  • The Musketeers — vid (4)
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica — vid (1)
  • Supernatural — fic (1)
  • Tom Hardy — gifset (1) (he's a fandom now, we decided)
  • Up (Disney) — art (1)
  • Xena, Warrior Princess — art (1)


[COSPLAY] [Dragon Age: Inquisition] Morrigan by The Starktorialist
This is such a lovely cosplay, detailed and accurate and basically this looks exactly like Morrigan in DA:I. I especially love the red fabric and the gold scaly stuff under the corset. Full body shots here and here.

[COSPLAY] [Final Fantasy III] Sara Altney by [tumblr.com profile] shaeunderscore
It's always great to see secondary characters from the less popular games getting some love! The setting here is great, and I especially love the floofy pants.

[ART] [Avatar: The Last Airbender] Untitled by [tumblr.com profile] inkyami (Aang, Koh)
I love the use of colour and texture in this, and the little touches added to Aang's outfit. Aang almost seems to glow with life even as he keeps his face perfectly expressionless, and Koh looms out of the dark of the background nicely.

[ART] [Lord of the Rings] Night sky by [tumblr.com profile] s-u-w-i (Elrond, Glorfindel, Varda)
This is just stunning to me, crammed with detail without being overwhelming. The use of clean, stark white for the balcony just cuts across the rich tapesty of the sky. Beautiful.

[FIC] [Supernatural] Fearson's floating cigarette. by [archiveofourown.org profile] orange_crushed (11,491 words) (Castiel/Dean Winchester)
Dean and Cas as stage magicians! This is so sweet and such a unique AU. I love the take on Castiel here especially, and the prose just flows so nicely while staying simple and very Dean.


[VID] [The Musketeers] the roles we play by CutThroat Bitch (2:16 minutes) (Captain Treville/Cardinal Richelieu)
I am so delighted that someone shares my weirdo ship for The Musketeers and that they have made multiple Treville/Richelieu angst fanvids. This is a slick vid which integrates music and dialogue really well (usually I'm not a huge fan of 'talky' vids) to make a case for this ship. And the vidders decision to use the line which sent me on my shipping way completely destroyed me.

[VID] [The Musketeers] such deadly games by CutThroat Bitch (1:26 minutes) (Captain Treville/Cardinal Richelieu)
I love how this vid makes parallels between the Captain and the Cardinal's politics, and draws a shipping vibe out. Also, great use of Treville's tendency to be a little bit emo and uncertain about his own abilities.

[VID] [The Musketeers] Carry On by Drama D (4:40 minutes) (Athos)
And now we come to the King of Emo—Athos. This vid is just a really lovely booze laced character study of Athos' despair and attempt to rebuild himself. Perfect song choice for this sad boy and I love how the vid builds to show how he pushes through even as life presses down on him. And the vidder included so many clips of all four boys being friends :D That's the heart of the show right there.

[VID] [The Musketeers] Hey Ho by elis5893 (2:14 minutes) (Athos/D'Artagnan, Athos, Porthos, Aremis, D'Artagnan)
I'm not usually that into Athos/D'Artagnan (kind of like Merlin/Arthur, I can see it but it's not my thing). And this vid does totally dislike the Athos/Porthos ship which is a ship of my heart. At the same time it is a super sweet shipper video - the bit where they're riding horses through the long grass together <3 If anything was going to make me ship this ship it'd be this vid. And it has a cute 'bros together' vibe running through it.

[GIFSET] [Tom Hardy] Happy 38th Birthday Tommy Hardy by [tumblr.com profile] kinghardy (112 words) (Tom Hardy)

A sweet tribute to Tom Hardy on his birthday. Involves dogs, obvs.

[ART] [Xena, Warrior Princess] Untitled by [tumblr.com profile] pickupmypencil (Xena/Gabrielle)
I thought Claire and Renay (and 13 year old me, who loved this show) might appreciate this pretty height difference sketch.

[ART] [Hannibal] bloody boys by [tumblr.com profile] feredir (Hannibal Lector, Will Graham)
I just… This is beautiful. I love the palette, the thick line work and the downcast poses. The artist has filled these two pictures with so much emotion by keeping everything simple. Their faces!


I've never recced a rec post before, formally, anyway. But [personal profile] bluemeridian just posted hella recs in a ton of fandoms, so if you've been looking for some fanwork to dive into recently, this would be a great place to start. All hail Blue. *\o/*

[FIC] [MCU] Escalation by [archiveofourown.org profile] thingswithwings (4,273 words) (Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson) (NSFW)
This is an adorable story about Steve and Sam ending up married through a process of daring each other to do things until it results in matrimony. My terrible summary doesn't do justice to the comedy, excellent timing, and feelings in this story, so clear you should just go read it. Wonderful and charming. :D

[FIC] [MCU] The Twice-Told Tale by [archiveofourown.org profile] arysteia (15,789 words) (Steve Rogers/Tony Stark) (NSFW)
[personal profile] alasen recced me this. I had started it but gotten distracted and then lost it, but this time I read all the way through and oh, I loved it so much! This is Steve and Tony grinding at each other's edges before figuring out that they actually fit together if they make an effort, and is filled with tons of small details that make the main conceit keep surprising you. Bittersweet and lovely in equal measure.

[FIC] [Final Fantasy X-2] Baralai and Gippal talk about having kids by [personal profile] owlmoose (642 words) (Baralai/Gippal)
I took advantage of a recent fic meme KJ did to request one of my favorite FFX-2 pairings. It will come as a surprise to exactly no one that my request involved BABIES. This is a nice slice of life ficlet about discovering new things and getting to imagine a future that before might have seemed unattainable. Super domestic!

[ART] [MCU] He’s beauty, he’s grace, he’s Mr. United States. by [tumblr.com profile] c-dra (Steve Rogers)
Awesome dynamic sketch of Steve in action!

[ART] [Up] Adventures is still out there by [tumblr.com profile] mrhipp (Russell, Carl Fredricksen, Doug)
Ha ha, as per usual even adorable Up fanart is rife with feelings!!!


[ART] [Ancillary Justice] Ancillary Justice by Lauren Saint-Onge (Breq, Seivarden)
This is so good! Starting with the spaceships and the colours and working all the way through to the Breq and Seivarden. They are so pretty and their expressions are so great, especially Seivarden's angry face and gorgeous nose. (... I really want that green coat, that is the most comfy looking coat.)

[FIC] [The Devil Wears Prada] Truth and Measure by [archiveofourown.org profile] Telanu (271,584) (Andy Sachs/Miranda Priestley; Ensemble cast) (Spoilers for the entire film, NSFW)
Hoo-boy, this story. It's an AU from the end of the film, where Andy doesn't leave, and Miranda discovers that she's pregnant and it all goes... Exactly as well as you'd expect. It is a novel, with slow-burning relationships and fashion and an understandably large focus on Runway and family.

... I'm not going to lie, my favourite parts of this story are the parts where Andy gets to be blisteringly good at her job - whether it's being sent on missions by Miranda, helping to run a magazine, or following her goals of actually being a writer, I love those sections. (My competence kink, let me show you it.) But the characterisation is so good as well, especially the balance the author reaches with Miranda - it is a rare fic that simultaneously balances what Andy might love in Miranda with the fact that Miranda is sometimes a horrible human being. And it has complicated family relationships and intense emotions, which is catnip to me! I... May or may not keep a copy of this on my tablet for when I need comfort reading and feels. I really love this story.

[VID] [Puella Magi Madoka Magica] Mahou Shoujo Requiem by Shin AMV (4:01) (Ensemble) (Spoilers for the entire series, some violence)
Thanks to this video, I now can't hear this song without thinking about Madoka Magica. The pacing and the scenes they've chosen are great and combine to be absolutely heartbreaking. A+, heart destroyed.

Date: 2015-10-02 03:38 pm (UTC)
bluemeridian: (NF :: Stripey Orange Socks)
From: [personal profile] bluemeridian
*bows* And there's a number of things on here that I haven't seen, so that's wonderful! <3

Date: 2015-10-04 05:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] litomnivore
OMG Jodie that Xena art! SO CUTE

Date: 2015-10-04 09:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bookgazing


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