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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:
  • Ace Attorney — fic (1)
  • Avengers Academy — art (1)
  • Captain America — art (1)
  • Captain Marvel — art (1)
  • Crossover: Carmen Sandiego/Where's Waldo — comic (1)
  • DC Comics — art (1)
  • Final Fantasy VII — art (1)
  • Hamilton — art (1)
  • Hawkeye — art (1)
  • Mass Effect — cosplay (1)
  • Saga — vid (1)
  • Sailor Moon — art (1)
  • Star Trek — cosplay (1)
  • Star Wars — art (2), fic (1), vids (2)
  • Xena: Warrior Princess — art (1)


[ART] [DC Comics] Wonder Woman: Cliff Chiang redesign by [tumblr.com profile] kevinwada
Kevin Wada draws Cliff Chiang’s Wonder Woman. I am in love with her chainmail tank top.

[ART] [Sailor Moon] untitled by [tumblr.com profile] alexisparade
How have I never seen Sailor Moon art with the girls as astronauts? Well, here’s a stunningly gorgeous take on Usagi as an astronaut. The composition is stunning and I adore the touch of the Japanese flag on her flight suit. You can also pre-order this as a print, so feel free to support the artist.

[VID] [Star Wars] "Bushes of Love" by Bad Lip Reading (4:49) (Obi-Wan)
I stumbled across Bad Lip Reading’s "Bushes of Love," a riff on A New Hope, on an art livestream, and listened to it for two days straight. The voices are spot on, the references are clever (rapping the word "macrobinoculars" is not going to be not funny), and it’s actually… kind of poignant? Hey, man, we’ve all got a chicken duck woman thing waiting for us.


[ART] [Captain Marvel] Captain Marvel manicure! by [tumblr.com profile] shinykari (Captain Marvel, sort of)
It's nail art! I love nail art! This is a super slick Captain Marvel manicure and it looks awesome!

[ART] [Star Wars: The Force Awakens] Star Wars, The Force Awakens by [tumblr.com profile] kevinwada (Poe Dameron, Rey, Finn, Kylo Ren)
A beautifully coloured poster style fanart for the movie. I just can't get over the colours!

[COMIC] [Carmen Sandiego/Where's Waldo] In some countries, they call him "Wally", but in others, they have a different name… by [tumblr.com profile] sumoswine (Carmen Sandiego, Where's Waldo)
I've seen a few fannish pieces that connect these two characters, but the first time I've seen this particular theory. Cute!

[COSPLAY] [Star Trek: Voyager] "There's coffee in that nebula" by [twitter.com profile] astrosamantha (Kathryn Janeway)
It's cosplay IN SPACE! We have nerds up there! NEEEERDS!

[VID] [Saga] Your Mother by [personal profile] ghost_lingering (1:28) (Alana, Hazel)
A very powerful comic vid (which is a whole thing just by itself) about Alana and Hazel. The poem is great, the video is superbly done; I recommend this for anyone at all into Saga.


[ART] [Star Wars] Untitled by [tumblr.com profile] hollyoakhill (Dame Maggie Smith)
The incomparable English actress drawn as a Jedi Master.

[VID] [Star Wars] History Has Its Eyes on You by roane72 (1:53) (Luke Skywalker, Rey, cast)
Set to the song of the same title from Hamilton, mostly Luke-centric but with strong parallels to Rey.

[FIC] [Ace Attorney] Five Happy Endings Mia and Diego Never Had by [personal profile] lythdan (1464) (Mia/Diego)
Have a selection of beautiful and heartbreaking AUs for one of my favorite tragic ships.


[ART] [Avengers Academy] Tony & Peter by [tumblr.com profile] dchanberry
I am playing this little, totally obscure game called Avengers Academy. They're just now wrapping up a special Guardians of the Galaxy event, which was Too Intense for me. But I loved all the character designs so much, especially Tony's Iron Man suit that could go into SPACE and bring back sentient pink blobs and Peter's goofy attitude. This piece is super cute. :)

[ART] [Captain America] Steve/Bucky by [tumblr.com profile] zhaana
Ah, the art that came out before the film! I've enjoyed the last two years in MCU fandom a lot post-Winter Soldier, and although this is riffing off Civil War trailer outfits it's not spoilery. The lines and colors are perfect, tho, and I'm super into Steve's body language here. YEP.

[ART] [Hamilton] my love, take your time / I’ll see you on the other side by [tumblr.com profile] chaoslindsay
This is excellent piece of art for the musical! If you had told me last year, "Hey, Renay, you'll be bookmarking cool fanart of a musical inspired by Alexander Hamilton!" I would have been like, "I avoided getting a minor in Colonial American history for a reason!" I'm eating my imaginary words. The colors on this are great and I love the way she shadowed the other characters in the background. Lovely.

[ART] [Hawkeye] Kate Bishop & Lucky by [tumblr.com profile] kreugan
AHHHH it's sassy art of Kate! Her expression and Lucky's grin! I love this. :D

[ART] [Xena: Warrior Princess] Xena by [tumblr.com profile] lolo-ology
If you would love a fantastic color pencil portrait of Xena that JUMPS off the page with vibrancy, this is your stop. I love the texture color pencils give to art so much!


[ART] [Final Fantasy VII] Cool Motive, Still Larceny by [tumblr.com profile] chirart (Cloud, Yuffie)
Chira drew a comic of the scene in Wutai where Yuffie explains herself, and it is spot-on characterisation-wise and made me giggle — especially Cloud's little shoujo sparkles.

[COSPLAY] [Mass Effect] Commander Shepard by [deviantart.com profile] angelabermudez (Commander Shepard)
I really like how they've done this armour — it looks appropriately scratched and battered to hell and back, and the detailing is fantastic.

[FIC] [Star Wars: The Force Awakens] tell me about the big bang by [archiveofourown.org profile] thebrotherswinchester (37,222 words) (Poe Dameron/Finn, Rey, Jessika Pava, Snaps, General Leia Organa)
I have been trying to rec this for a couple of weeks and I've been struggling to describe it. My love for "Finn becomes a person" fic is pretty well documented here, but this is pretty much my current favourite for "Finn becomes a person" stories. There's Finn trying to find a place in the rebellion, there's the rebellion trying to find a space for Finn, there's Finn being a hero and trying to not just be a person, but a good person, and misunderstandings and — I really like this fic, okay. The repetition of scenes and stories with a different emphasis makes me happy, the fact that it does different things with its structure (there are lists and letters and lists are my kryptonite), and there's little asides about Finn's time as a Stormtrooper, and it all builds together really well. I'm not sure how canonical or how much I like Poe's backstory, but this fic keeps punching me in the heart and I keep coming back.
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