SU Fanfiction Recommendations (7/4/17)
So it’s been quite a while since I did this, so here we go.
As most of you know, I am an SU fanfiction writer and avid reader as well. I used to do quite a lot of recommendation posts, but they have slowed recently. I am going to now try to be more frequent with recommendation posts. I can’t promise a consistent schedule, but I’ll try to post whenever I have a decent “batch” of recommendations.
One thing that must be addressed first, however, is that I am very involved in the SU fanfiction community and know a lot of fanfic authors on some level. I do not personally feel this affects my personal recommendations in any significant way, but it still bears disclosure and instances where I do know the author who wrote the fic I will place an asterisk (*) by the recommendation just to make that clear.
I will also drop a specific plug of one of my works near the end, which I will make clear in the text because … well, mostly because I’m a bit of a shill and proud of my own work, heh.
Anyway, here are my recommendations:
The Voicemail of Steven Universe by timeisweird *
Summary: “Hi, you’ve reached the voicemail of Steven Universe. Sorry I missed you, I’m probably out on a mission. Leave a message, and uh, I’ll get back to you soon. Love you, bye!”
After he was taken, Connie would call Steven, if only to hear his voice one more time. Sometimes, she left messages.
[Notes: Very slightly dated post-Wanted, but still great Connverse-specific angst
that I thoroughly enjoyed.]
Summary: It took a lot out of him.
[Notes: A shortie but a goodie. A pretty dark take on Steven’s healing magic
and the effect it has on him. Very cool idea.]
Summary: “Steven, are there male Gems?”
The question caught Steven so off-guard that he dropped his crayon. It rolled to the edge of his loft, then fell onto the floor below with a muffled clatter.
“Male Gems?” He repeated slowly. “What do you mean?”
[Notes: Another short one but funny in a cute way and interesting in how it directly addresses the question of Gem gender. Also it has a sweet ending.]
Summary: Steven finds some hair dye. Connie finds a confidant.
*Set in the ConnieSwap Universe but not affiliated with it*
[Notes: Gotta admit this caught my eye since I write for Connieswap now. A very cute Connverse-y slice of life story. Also so good it was probably a partial inspiration for the fic of mine that appears later on this list …]
Summary: The Gems can’t take Connie to a mission in a volcano. Bummer, huh? Now she’s getting dragged into going on a road trip with Steven, who is visiting his uncle Andy with his family in Mountain Town. Sounds fun, right? That’s what she thought, too, until they get stranded at a Waffle House at 1 a.m. with a corrupted gem on their tail.
Written for the Connieswap prompt, “Travel.” As always, this is not an official story.
[Notes: Another Connieswap inspired story by Jess4400. Some light connverse, some fun road trip stuff, and a monster shows up. Just a fun story all around.]
Summary: His scar was not just a scar.
[Notes: Exploring the idea of Lars having permanent vision damage in his scarred eye. That might not sound compelling, but it really is. Has some great Off-Colors interaction and a surprisingly sweet ending. Short but good.]
Summary: Steven asks Connie for help after he dyes his hair pink … and immediately regrets it.
But Connie is more concerned about why he decided to do it in the first place.
Based on a comic by bluewingart, written with permission from original artist.
[Notes: This one was by me, based on the comic linked above. If you like connverse and want some light angst that quickly turns very sweet, hopefully you’ll enjoy this one.]
And thats it for this time. Let me know if you enjoyed this!