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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. If you find something you love, we encourage you to comment/favorite and let the creator know you enjoyed their work. :D

Recommendations included:

  • Daredevil — fic (1)
  • Dragon Age — art (1), fic (2)
  • Ghostbusters (2016) — art (1), fic (1)
  • Multifandom — vid (1)
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation — cosplay (1)
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens — cosplay (1), fic (2)
  • Stranger Things — fic (1)
  • Welcome to Night Vale — fic (1)

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Hi, I’m Jane. I’ve been in fandom for about seven years, so I’m still a relative newbie.

At the moment I’m primarily rolling around in Dragon Age fic, so some of these recs reflect that, as well as faves from a couple of other fandoms.

[FIC] [Dragon Age II] By the Still Waters by [archiveofourown.org profile] emilyenrose (83,750 words) (M!Hawke/Fenris)
Fenris goes after Hawke when the Inquisition leaves Hawke behind in the Fade in Here Lies the Abyss. I love [archiveofourown.org profile] emilyenrose’s fic and this is exactly what I wanted from a Fenris-goes-into-the-Fade-to-save-Hawke’s-ass fic.

[FIC] [Dragon Age II] The Book Hunter by [archiveofourown.org profile] kihadu (15,091 words) (M!Hawke/Fenris)
Fenris has built a life for himself in Orlais, seeking rare tomes for a bookseller. He has friends, a life of his own. Then Hawke comes back asking for a second chance. This was great. Hawke finds Fenris standing on his own just fine, and has to work a lot harder to get back on Fenris’s good side than he expected to.

[FIC] [Star Wars: The Force Awakens] Have You Heard by [archiveofourown.org profile] peradi (42,166 words) (Finn/Poe Dameron/Rey)
Finn accidentally sparks a revolution among stormtroopers. This was great — moving and very satisfying to read.

[FIC] [Welcome to Night Vale] The Future Tense of Fear by [archiveofourown.org profile] raven_aorla (625 words) (Carlos/Cecil)
Short but funny fic of what happens when the Winchesters stumble into Night Vale.

[FIC] [Daredevil] What All This Time Was For by [archiveofourown.org profile] lady_ragnell (14,340 words) (Foggy Nelson/Matt Murdock)
Foggy takes Matt to his high school reunion. Fun and charming and great.


[ART] [Ghostbusters (2016)] Safety lights are for dudes by [tumblr.com profile] wratshit
Holtzmann’s mentor Dr. Gorin only showed up for one scene, but, boy, it was sure memorable. Here’s a great tribute to her most important advice: “safety lights are for dudes.”

[COSPLAY] [Star Trek: The Next Generation] Wesley Crusher Cosplay by Elisabeth Alba
I maintain that Wesley Crusher would be a much more interesting character if he were Leslie Crusher, teen girl engineer. Ms. Alba’s cosplay allows me to live that dream, complete with a cameo from Beverly Crusher herself.

[COSPLAY] [Star Wars: The Force Awakens] Dragon*Con 2016 Rey Cosplayers by three very nice gentlemen
One of my favorite things about FlameCon is seeing masculine people cheerfully dressing up as female characters out of sheer love for the character, instead of the ironic “teehee, look at me, I’m dressed as a woman, isn’t that wild?” (No. No, it is not.) But that trend has apparently jumped to my hometown con, Dragon*Con, with these three gentlemen dressed as Rey!


[VID] [Multifandom] Percussive Maintenance by Duncan Robeson (2:49) (Many)
A fun supercut of various characters using the time-honored method of making reluctant technology cooperate: hitting it. Includes all the scenes you'd expect to see (Back to the Future, Han Solo whacking the Millennium Falcon, lots of the Fonz, etc.) as well as some unexpected gems.

[FIC] [Star Wars] Green Island by Lirillith (884 words) (Rey, Luke Skywalker)
A sweet story about Luke as Rey's mentor, her joy in discovering a new world, and his feelings about having company again.

[ART] [Dragon Age]I call this [Disgusted Noise by [tumblr.com profile] the-cinnaminion (Cassandra Pentaghast)
I love the bold color on this portrait of Cassandra.


[FIC] [Stranger Things] stranger things than polyamory by [archiveofourown.org profile] trepan (3,548 words) (Nancy, Steve, Jonathan)
I left Stranger Things going "NANCY WHEELER HAS TWO BOYFRIENDS!" so it was great to find this fic which read my mind and drew out this excellent and supportive idea into a great fic that centers Nancy is the best ways.

[FIC] [Ghostbusters (2016)] Third Floor by [archiveofourown.org profile] thingswithwings (2,241 words) (Jillian Holtzmann/Patty Tolan)
I haven't really gone down the Ghostbusters fan slide yet to see what the fandom has been creating besides fanart, but this fic came across my Twitter feed and it was irresistible, full of Holtzmann being a genius and Patty genuinely caring for her teammates and MAKE OUTS.

What fanwork have you loved recently?

Date: 2016-09-16 01:13 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thebaconfat
Oh my gosh, that Stranger Things fic is everything I wanted, and the Ghostbusters one is PERFECT.

Date: 2016-09-18 06:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] readingtheend.com

(In case you can't tell, I've been contemplating returning to watching Supernatural but also having complicated feelings about how it treats all characters that are not white dudes.)


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