genre fic

HELP WANTED 

I wasn’t lying about the “sex” title… I’m working on a fic right now, and I just realized that there’s going to be a lot of smut…. smut that I can’t write. I’m looking for a smut writer!! …… That will start sounding better I promise;; 

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Pairing: Member x Member (inbox me for whom) 

Fic Genre: Dystopian Angst (it’s pretty complex… so if you in, you might be in for a long run) 

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- it’s gonna be super angsty sorry it’s the only genre i can’t write tbh

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Name, Age, Location (time zone), Link to Previous Work (sample), Favorite Movie (we should bond idk) 

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For the fanfic meme: 2, 14, 38, 44. :)

2. Favorite genre of fic?

So this meme is making me aware of the fact that I don’t really know stuff like fic genres and fluff tropes. :) I know what they are if someone says them to me, but I don’t think about fic in terms of those things, I guess? So with that in mind, um…

Basically I read shippy fic, about ships whose canon didn’t satisfy me with their story. I’m not opposed to gen fic, and have read some really amazing fics whose focus was not a specific relationship, but my entrance point for reading fic in a given fandom is always needing two idiots to kiss more.

That said, I also really like well-written AUs and episode tags/inserts. 

14. What tropes/elements/scenarios [make you cry] you the worst?

Keeping in mind that I generally don’t read a lot of sad fic…probably when characters in a fic are there for each other during difficult times, supporting and listening to and understanding each other. Especially when that support happens in ways that the canon doesn’t allow. The power of love and friendship makes me cry, okay?

18. Favorite angst fic?

Probably A Step Ahead of You by mrspollifax/@tulipsandtesseracts, which is a shippy, Sam-centric episode insert for the Stargate Atlantis episode ‘The Last Man’, AKA the one in which Sam died on the Phoenix in an alternate timeline. This fic is somehow happy and hopeful and beautifully written yet also very heartbreaking, and the only reason I can read it without bawling is knowing that it’s an alternate timeline that never existed.

I also just recently read an amazing West Wing Josh/Donna fic called Aftershock by @greatestheights, in which a therapist talks to five people about Josh Lyman in the aftermath of him being shot and almost killed during a presidential assassination attempt, and it’s so beautiful and rich and detailed and full of feeling that I sobbed my way through basically the entire thing, and then read everything else that author had written. 

I think a lot of Jeff/Annie fic is sort of naturally angsty, because of the way their relationship was written on the show. I’m trying to think of my favorite fic that was heavy on the angst…you know, I think it’s probably your post S6 take on what a depressing place Jeff’s brain is, Prove Me Wrong. :) It does end on a happy, hopeful note, but up to that point the angst is thick and Jeff is so, so heartbreaking.

44. How fluffy is too fluffy?

Haha, well. Pretty much every pairing I love, the default setting of at least one of the pair is ‘sarcastic asshole’. So if there’s not at least a little bit of snark, it’s too fluffy. Aside from that, as long as the characterizations are accurate I’ll read some pretty damn fluffy stories. Most of the shows I read fic about are kind of hard on the characters in canon, so I want to read stories where they’re all happy in the end.

Our friends at the Guardian are in the middle of a very interesting series on literary definitions, and recently Elizabeth Edmondson has taken issue with the distinction between literary and genre fiction: 

“Genre fiction” is a nasty phrase – when did genre turn into an adjective? But I object to the term for a different reason. It’s weasel wording, in that it conflates lit fic with literature. It was clever marketing by publishers to set certain contemporary fiction apart and declare it Literature – and therefore Important, Art and somehow better than other writing.

Jane Austen, she says, “never for a moment imagined she was writing Literature. Posterity decided that – not her, not John Murray, not even her contemporary readership. She wrote fiction, to entertain and to make money.”

Nine-tenths of me agrees with her.  No, more like 99/100 of me agrees with her – there’s just a tiny little Angry Nerd somewhere inside me who’s jumping up and down, stomping her tiny foot in rage and yelling at the lit-fic crowd to get off my lawn.  Anyhow, it’s a thoughtful, well-argued read, and you can see the rest of it here.

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(No I Won't) Act My Age

Title: (No I Won’t) Act My Age

Author: K-Poop

Genre: AU, Fluff, Romance, Smut

Rating: NC-17

Thirty-five and recently divorced, Luhan struggles to find a job until a handsome stranger Sehun mistakes Luhan to be around his age. One of Minseok’s brilliant ideas ensues.

In short, millennials are weird and never trust your best friend.

Warnings: age-gap

Admin’s Note: Thanks to taorimisu for the submission!

Captain Swan Fic: 6 by XerxesRises

Title: 6

Author: XerxesRises

Rating: M

Genre(s): Romance, Angst

Chapters: 3

Word Count: 32,015

Summary: Emma Swan is not one to break the rules, but when she meets Killian Jones, all her beliefs about what she is capable of change. Over the course of six conferences in six different cities, they give into their attraction, pretending that it’s just physical when the truth is very different. Where will this infatuation lead and who will end up hurt in the end? 

Themes: Smut, Cheating

Status: Incomplete

Published: Jan 25, 2016

TITLE OF STORY: What’s Yours is Mine
CHAPTER NUMBER/TITLE/ONE SHOT: Chapter Ten
AUTHOR: teacuphiddlesfics & cheers-mrhiddleston
WHICH TOM/CHARACTER: Twin AU - Jag!Tom & Exec!Tom
GENRE: Angst/Drama, Erotica
FIC SUMMARY: Meet Thomas and William Hiddleston, inseparable identical twin brothers and heirs to the phenomenally successful Hiddleston Corporations. That is, until Thomas was cut off from his family for his drug usage in university, leaving William to run the company alone. But now, their family is in shambles; a sick mum and a wash-out dad has led the fortune to run dry and the company into deep debt. With no other options, William has only one person to turn to for help: the most successful drug lord in England: his own twin, Thomas.
RATING: M
WARNINGS: Drug usage, explicit language, violence, sexual content 
AUTHOR NOTE: This is a collaboration between myself and teacuphiddlesfics, and we’ll be alternating writing the chapters, so make sure you’re following Christine (also at teacuphiddles) if you aren’t already! Also, check out more about the twins here.


William was falling, and Thomas was loving it.

The moment he saw the look on William’s face when he felt the power in the gun, he knew he had him. He’d known the excitement William had felt, the rush, the feel of total control, of power, because Thomas had felt it his first time too.

He was getting his brother back, one way or another.

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can you recommend any chaptered fics? genre doesn't matter I just need something finished istg everything's incomplete I'm dryingㅠㅠ

sure thing anon, i hope you like these!!

Taste of Ink Jungkook is a drug runner for the largest gang in the whole of Busan: the Sam Yong Pa. One day he bumps into a runner for a rival gang in the next district that has trespassed into their territory: a Geum Sung Pa boy called Jimin. Jimin has a friend, a goon for the rival gang. Taehyung beats people up for a living, and boy, does he look good when he’s doing it.

7:04am  Taehyung is the rich kid with a flashy apartment and Jungkook is the post-boy with a noisy bicycle, and they’re about to change each other’s lives.

Hit and Run  Jimin and Jungkook have been the top hitmen duo in Seoul since the day they picked up their first revolvers and shot a man without a second look back. But when they cross paths with a skilled hacker by the name of Kim Taehyung, things start to change up a little.  

fast in my car studies show that sitting next to someone in very close proximity, for extended periods of time, increases the chances of falling in love.

Honey, I Burned The Baby  the fascinating story of two teenage boys hating each other because of a plastic baby

i’d give you some violets, but they withered it’s no secret taehyung loves flowers. jeongguk hates sunlight.

Armani can’t compare to you Jungkook’s a rich playboy and Taehyung’s his secretary. He wants to get into Taehyung’s pants, but Taehyung’s no easy lay.


the genres of these fics are very diverse so please read the tags carefully! 

- admin H

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22 - aohatsu - Hockey RPF [Archive of Our Own]
There’s no other explanation. His soulmate must have turned twenty-two yesterday.
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Title: 22
Author: aohatsu on AO3 | Tumblr
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Relationship: Patrick Kane/Jonathan Toews
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 12,598
Content/Warnings: Genre: Angst, Alternate Universe, Soulmates

Author’s Summary: There’s no other explanation. His soulmate must have turned twenty-two yesterday.

Review: A cherished versatile trope whose chronicle dates from Plato’s dialogue The Symposium and entrance into the English vernacular can be traced to an 1822 letter by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, soulmates (and by extension, soulbonds) enjoyed a fandom resurgence with the inaugural All The Hockey Soulbonds Ever Festival 2015 extravaganza. Since time immemorial, the notion of an ultimate match and the invokement of destiny has persisted in its various permutations, including: name on wrist, matching soulmarks, first words, imprinting, timers, and temporary body possession on one’s 22nd birthday, this work’s eponymous inspiration. 

22 by aohatsu, offers a contemporary variant on the indomitable idyll and effortlessly conveys how the warring impulses of fate, expectation and insecurity can impede a burgeoning relationship, particularly when the conventional foundations for a romantic relationship are absent. In particular, the author is adept at delineating how financial and aspirational disparities between a canon-adjacent Patrick Kane sans his One Hockey Organism liney and a student teacher Jonathan Toews whose NHL dream was thwarted by a car accident would obfuscate communication. Aohatsu highlights her consummate narration of these escapades by capturing the melancholy and mirth of a disconsolate Patrick whose angst over his sexual identity is superseded by his anxiety over potentially losing his better half. Yet, connoisseurs of the 1988 OTP need not despair over being denied Jonny’s POV, as the author is likewise accomplished in depicting how his apparent disinterest in reciprocating Patrick’s affections obscures his nuanced silent professions to the contrary. Indeed, Jonny’s conviction that he is an inadequate soulmate and insistence on defining his worth by his on-ice assets are convincingly divulged as to facilitate readers’ speculation while allowing for a riveting airport reunion. Their picaresque quandary, fraught with the connotations of the road less traveled, culminates with Jonny’s assertion, “I’m not your soulmate! You might be mine, but I fucked up my chance at being yours” and Patrick’s poignant counter: “You think the universe screwed up? That it didn’t adjust when you stopped playing hockey? Jesus, Jon, hockey isn’t that important.” Such is aohatsu’s mastery of the genres of feels and irresistible page scrolling that her vision of a multifaceted soulbond – of which the romantic soulmate is merely one aspect – is palpable, for Jonny and Patrick also become Post-it soulmates, beverage soulmates, banter soulmates, T-shirt exchange soulmates, etc… 

Though aohatsu does switch between usage of the shortened nicknames John and Jon, mirroring the rampant misunderstandings between the beloved protagonists of this work, it should not be a deterrent for readers, who will enjoy a fic worth its weight in AU. The author excels in her construction of the work’s universe, in which minutiae such as temporal and memory restrictions and customs for leaving notes amalgamate with canonical details such as Jonny’s sleepwear preferences and messy apartment with water bottles underfoot, differing tastes in beer, Winterpeg, the annual Circus Trip (evoked by Candy Crush’s theme music), the Blackhawks’ dynamic and the trio of supportive note finders, the appearance of Canadian (monopoly) currency, and Patrick’s reputation as a hopeless romantic (who deems the Twilight Saga a literary classic). Notably, the crisp dialogue and efficient narration translate well against the backdrop of dreamlike and surreal realizations and the ambiguity implied with the HEA conclusion, so that readers can envisage Jonny’s annoyance at discovering random post-it messages in his pockets months later, the pressure after the inevitable media discovery, and the sexual enticements featuring chocolate sauce and strawberries Patrick will likely propose.  

Suffice it to say that 22 is a must-read fandom classic that warrants a profusion of your love and kudos. Should you be likewise inspired to compose feels and odes to her this name on my wrist series, I should confess that reviews of her previous work is forthcoming and partners-in-inception, especially those who subscribe to destiny, are always welcome.  

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TITLE OF STORY: What’s Yours is Mine
CHAPTER NUMBER/TITLE/ONE SHOT: Chapter Eleven
AUTHOR: teacuphiddlesfics & cheers-mrhiddleston
WHICH TOM/CHARACTER: Twin AU - Jag!Tom & Exec!Tom
GENRE: Angst/Drama
FIC SUMMARY: Meet Thomas and William Hiddleston, inseparable identical twin brothers and heirs to the phenomenally successful Hiddleston Corporations. That is, until Thomas was cut off from his family for his drug usage in university, leaving William to run the company alone. But now, their family is in shambles; a sick mum and a wash-out dad has led the fortune to run dry and the company into deep debt. With no other options, William has only one person to turn to for help: the most successful drug lord in England: his own twin, Thomas.
RATING: M
WARNINGS: explicit language, violence, sexual content
AUTHOR NOTE: This is a collaboration between myself and cheers-mrhiddleston and we’ll be alternating writing the chapters, so make sure you’re following Madison if you aren’t already. Also check out more about the twins here



William leaned against Thomas’ Jaguar, sunglasses perched on his nose as he gazed out across the front yard of his childhood home. His lips twitched into a small, sad smile as he recalled the many times they would run around this very yard, not a single worry in their lives. Despite their demanding father, their childhood had been a good one. Their mother had made sure of that. Even as they left for university, they had been so carefree, free of their father’s restrictions at least for a little while.

But nothing ever lasted when it was that good.

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Sparks Flew - Chapter Eighteen

TITLE OF STORY: Sparks Flew
CHAPTER NUMBER/TITLE/ONE SHOT: 18/18
AUTHOR: freudensteins-monster
WHICH TOM/CHARACTER: Loki
GENRE: Humour, Drama, Angst…
FIC SUMMARY: Loki is magically shackled to his brother whilst he serves out his community service sentence as an unofficial Avenger. He doesn’t make it easy for Thor, or Jane, who turn to Darcy to take over as his babysitter warden.
RATING: M
WARNINGS/TRIGGERS/AUTHORS NOTES/FEEDBACK/COMMENTS: And here we are. A bit of a longer chapter than recent ones, but it didn’t feel right to split it up. Thank you so much for reading. I hope you’ve enjoyed it. xoxox

Previous Chapters: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 

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Fic: Patrol (Poe/Rey).  Chapter 14 of Mundanity in a Galaxy Far, Far Away.

Summary:   Just a plotless scribble that hopped into my head. I liked the idea of Poe having someone to come back to at last - and Poe hearing Rey’s voice back at the base when he was out on patrol.

As mentioned before, some of these chapters were written a bit ago but I’m entertaining myself by putting together little headers for my fic :)

What annoys me about Kvothe is not so much that he’s a gratuitous Mary-Sue, but that despite this fact he is taken incredibly seriously by critics. People bitch about how unrealistic it is that everybody fancies Bella Swan, about how stupid it is for teenage girls to indulge in a fantasy where powerful supernatural beings are sexually attracted to them. People laugh at characters like Sonea and Auraya because they’re just magic sparkly princesses with super-speshul magic sparkle powers. But take all of those qualities – hidden magic power, ludicrously expanding skillset, effortless ability to attract the opposite sex despite specifically self-describing as being bad at dealing with them, and slap it on a male character, and suddenly we get the protagonist of one of the most serious, most critically acclaimed fantasy novels of the last decade.
Latch

TITLE OF STORY: Latch

CHAPTER NUMBER/TITLE/ONE SHOT: One Shot

AUTHOR: writerlivinginadarkworld

WHICH ACTOR/CHARACTER: Single Father!Chris Evans

GENRE: Erotica, Romance

FIC SUMMARY: Chris is a single father of a bouncing baby boy. Since he had fatherhood thrown at him unexpectedly, he did not know one thing about parenting. Leah sees him struggling and offers to help him. Chris offers her  a job to help him since she had just lost her job. She agrees. Pretty quickly she falls in love with his little boy and develops feelings for him as well.

RATING: M

WARNINGS/TRIGGERS/AUTHOR’S NOTES: Cute fluffiness and smut. This fic came from a dream I had of Chris and his adorable son. I had to write this from my dream. The words seemed to just flow from my brain too. :)

FEEDBACK/COMMENTS: Always appreciated.

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This week had not been the best of weeks for me. I had just lost my job at the Ad Agency that I was working with here in Boston, MA. I hadn’t done anything wrong, they just had too many employees and let go of five of us. Honestly the Agency was going down, but I still needed a job to live.

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Strung Out on Heaven's High (hitting an all-time low)
When Patrick Kane gets a summer internship at the Chicago Tribune, he's determined not to screw up another career. But instead of covering fashion shows for animals or becoming an agony uncle, he finds himself charged with writing an expose of the Blackhawks' new captain. Or, the au in which Kaner is Chris Kuc.

Title: Strung Out on Heaven’s High (hitting an all-time low)
Author: jezziejay on AO3 
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Relationship: Patrick Kane/Jonathan Toews
Rating: Mature
Word Count: 29,418
Content/Warnings: Alternate Universe, Reporter AU, Homophobia, Threatened Outing, Panic Attacks, Referenced Career Ending Injury

Author’s Summary: When Patrick Kane gets a summer internship at the Chicago Tribune, he’s determined not to screw up another career. But instead of covering fashion shows for animals or becoming an agony uncle, he finds himself charged with writing an expose of the Blackhawks’ new captain.

Or, the AU in which Kaner is Chris Kuc.

Review: Alternate Universe - those two words are the little black dress of fanfiction. They could mean anything from medieval knights to space pirates.

What’s interesting is how fanfiction AU’s both fit within the traditional sense of AU’s and make it their very own.  Traditionally in science fiction, alternate universe combines two similar but competing ideas - alternate history and parallel universe. Essentially it comes down to whether the writer subscribes to the mono-verse or multi-verse theory of physics, although they don’t automatically cancel each other out (for example, the Star Trek reboot universe seems to co-exist as both an alternate history while containing in their world the Mirror Universe). In Alternate History, the idea is that there is only one universe which can be altered by changing history (intentionally or not). Ray Bradbury first wrote about this in his 1953 short story “A Sound of Thunder” when his protagonist leaves the acceptable path for time travelers and accidentally kills a butterfly, that small event setting into motion many changes in the future when he returns to it. (By the way, this is apparently NOT where the chaos theory’s butterfly effect idea came from in the 60’s, which would be considered a butterfly effect with a literal butterfly). The Simpsons did a very amusing parody of this idea as well based on this story.  

Parallel universes are a much more popular mechanism for sci fi writers. Fringe did it best, while Star Trek did it most famously, and The Flash is currently trying to figure it out as well. Parallel universe theory is based on string theory, which suggests that there are infinite universes because every time someone makes a choice in one universe, in another universe they made a different choice. Multiverse is the answer to Robert Frosts’ desire to take both paths in the poem “The Road Not Taken” that ends with: “Two roads diverged in a wood/ and I — I took the one less traveled by/ And that has made all the difference.”

The fascination with parallel universes or alternate histories is basically the same - change one thing and see what happens. Given that, I would suggest that many fanfics that use the term Alternate Universe do so inaccurately. These fanfics are really Alternate Setting, with the idea that the personalities and relationships will remain similar while the surroundings change (and that can be very interesting, I’m not knocking that at all!), whereas with Alternate History and Parallel Universes, the idea is that one thing changed and the interest is in exploring how that one thing impacts the personalities and relationships of these characters we already know. In fact, fandom has its own unique take on that one change - Rule 63, which states that for every given male character, there is a female version of that character, and vice versa - to see how that changes things.  (By the way, I know Marvel did this with Antonia Stark, but I believe that was after it had already become a popular trope on the internet).  

Fortunately, there is one thing that you can be sure of when it comes to fan fiction - the characters will always find each other no matter what changes. Perhaps it could be called Fate, perhaps it’s that their leptons and quarks became inextricably linked in the Big Bang and now mirror each other across time and space forever and always. In the end, people who are meant to be together will always find each other. It is the perfect Valentine’s Day concept.

The work Strung Out on Heaven’s High (hitting an all-time low) by jezziejay, is the perfect example of a true alternate universe. In the story, Patrick Kane is in a car accident that ends his chance of becoming a professional hockey player before he is drafted into the OHL. Up until that point, everything was the same, including Kane & Toews playing together on the Junior Flyers as young teens. Once professional hockey is off the table, Kane has to come up with a new goal for his life and he goes to college to pursue journalism. He is also able to come out and live his life honestly in a way he couldn’t if he had followed his pro hockey dream. In this universe, Toews is still drafted by the Hawks and becomes their young captain. Kane, interning at the Chicago Tribune, writes an opinion piece questioning not Toews’ ability to be captain, but rather whether or not it’s the best choice for him given the pressure, etc… It is through this inauspicious start that the Kane & Toews relationship in Chicago begins again, eventually leading to Kane becoming a beat reporter for the Hawks.  What’s lovely about this story is how well the author incorporates accurate facts about both Kane and Toews, while still examining the repercussions of Toews being a bisexual closeted hockey player in a relationship with an out gay reporter Kane. Kane is still a stats nerd who loves hockey. Toews is still driven to succeed, even to the point of ignoring a concussion. Both men are themselves yet different due to circumstances in ways that make sense. Their relationship is written both humorously (there’s a scene with them drunkenly putting together a bed frame that is hilarious, as is the aftermath when Toews tries to buy Kane a new bed in apology) and with a lot of angst. There’s a beautiful rom-com moment involving chicken nuggets that will warm your heart.

There’s also an underlying tension about the fact that Kane is out, and whether he wants to be Toews’ secret. And even if he is willing, the fact that he has been out and people know that might lead to questions about the closeness of their relationship. I felt the author handled these issues beautifully, with a deft touch, in showing the emotional aspects between Kane & Toews as they wrestle with these issues within the story. The ending is both resolved and unresolved in a sense, and because of that, I’d love it if the author wrote a sequel, but this story in and of itself is excellent whether she writes a sequel or not. The best stories are ones that leave you wanting more, and that’s what this story did.

In general, I recommend all of this author’s stories, but this particular one is my personal favorite and I wholeheartedly recommend it.

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Corrupt, Chapter 1

TITLE: Corrupt
CHAPTER NUMBER: 1/?
AUTHOR: Losille2000
WHICH TOM/CHARACTER: AU!Tom/ Jaguar!Tom
GENRE: Thriller/Drama/Romance
FIC SUMMARY: Tom Hiddleston, top earner for Kingsley’s Companions, has built a reputation of excellence in professional companionship for the woman with extremely discerning tastes.  However, Kingsley sets him up on a call with a third party interested in exploiting a history he’s run from for years— forcing him down a path he didn’t intend to revisit. This takes place in the same world as @cinderella1181‘s Entanglement.
RATING: M (sex, language and violence)
WARNINGS:  Two objectionable terms used to illustrate a character who isn’t Tom. It is not the view of the author, either.
AUTHORS NOTES: This is my iteration of the Jaguar!Tom/Spy!Tom etc. mythos. It was a little bit different in my mind when I first had the idea a couple years ago, but now it’s this.  This may also be a little similar to Jonathan Pine, but I haven’t read The Night Manager yet, so I don’t know. Lastly, Margravia is a country I made up for the sake of this story. It’s basically Belgium, but different governmental structure. Enjoy!


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Some Other Beginning's End
“So I say, before I’m thinking through, I say am getting married,” Geno says and glances up at Sid and then back down again. “They say to American?” Geno seems reluctant to continue. Sid’s stuck on trying to figure out who Geno is marrying and why he didn’t tell Sid about it. “I say, ‘no, to Canadian.'” Sid makes a face. Because seriously, Sid feels like he would’ve heard if Geno was dating someone that seriously. But then again, he had no idea Geno had a kid until he was sitting in a hotel room in fucking Finland. “Who?” Sid finally asks when Geno seems like he’s not going to continue. Geno takes a deep breath and lets it out slowly. “You.” “Me what?” Sid asks stupidly. or The summer Russia invaded Ukraine and Geno had to marry Sid: a love story.

Title: Some Other Beginning’s End
Author: turningterrific on AO3 and Tumblr 
Fandom: Hockey RPF 
Relationship: Sidney Crosby/Evgeni Malkin
Rating: Explicit 
Word Count: 71,816
Content/Warnings: Genre: Angst, Genre: Fluff, Genre: Romance, Curtain Fic, Kid Fic, Marriage of Convenience, Current Political Events Referenced in a Fictional Way

Author’s Summary: “So I say, before I’m thinking through, I say am getting married,” Geno says and glances up at Sid and then back down again. “They say to American?” Geno seems reluctant to continue. Sid’s stuck on trying to figure out who Geno is marrying and why he didn’t tell Sid about it. “I say, ‘no, to Canadian.‘”

Sid makes a face. Because seriously, Sid feels like he would’ve heard if Geno was dating someone that seriously. But then again, he had no idea Geno had a kid until he was sitting in a hotel room in fucking Finland.

“Who?” Sid finally asks when Geno seems like he’s not going to continue.

Geno takes a deep breath and lets it out slowly. “You.”

“Me what?” Sid asks stupidly.

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The summer Russia invaded Ukraine and Geno had to marry Sid: a love story.

Review: Evoking hiraeth in all its quixotic clarity, turningterrific delights in their recapitulation of the quest theme of The Limits of the World. Reconciling the marriage of convenience and accidental baby acquisition tropes with a NHL milieu and the alternate universe consequences of the Russian Federation’s annexation of Crimea, the peripatetic narrative is deeply poignant and gorgeously tender at its core. As the epigraph, “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end" conveys, the revelation of Geno’s flight to Finland is seismic both in its implications for the beautiful game and Sidney’s collection of hats, as he undertakes the unfamiliar roles of father, husband (and method actor). 

Marvelously paced as to feel melodiously angsty rather than glacial, Some Other Beginning’s End strikes a chord with its nuanced exploration of the human condition. Its protagonist’s character transformation is appealing to readers primarily because we have been recurrently transformed by experience and perspective – and thus comprehend the agonizing but liberating feeling of ceasing to be one way and commencing to be another. 

Indeed, the meta-emotive undertone which permeates the author’s Sid voice is a highlight of this work and buttresses his characterization and dynamic with Geno. Though fandom headcanons of Sidney Crosby exist across a wide spectrum and are concentrated around space toaster, turningterrific envisions him as occasionally befuddled and slightly oblivious, yet still very capable, competent and considerate with the people he interacts with. As such, the juxtaposition of his natural confidence in certain aspects and insecurity stemming from childhood bullying contributes to realistic obstacles in which his interpretation of Geno’s motivations is mired.  

The domesticity of the curtain interludes echoes the intimacy and trust that epitomizes their relationship even prior to the amorous developments that earn this work its Explicit rating. As the author indicates, Sid and Geno have been crucial members of each other’s support systems and familial networks, though their recent extended proximity has accelerated Sidney’s awareness of reciprocated romantic feelings. Given that the readers’ impressions are heavily reliant on Sid’s perspective, it is not immediately apparent that Geno has long harbored affection for him despite the import of “consorting with the enemy.” While Geno, steadfast in his warmth and humor, has chosen to marry Sid out of genuine любовь rather than convenience, Sidney isn’t the type to wear his heart on his sleeve rather than leave it on the ice. Therefore, while his progressions in determining his place in the Crosby-Malkin Christmas postcard and navigating potential heartbreak are concurrent, he remains hesitant to admit his feelings towards Geno and their daughter, in fear of future abandonment or overstepping the terms of their green card agreement. turningterrific guides readers through the post-article disclosure with admirable finesse; to a vulnerable and apprehensive Sidney’s entreaty “Don’t go,” Geno’s assertions that he is here now and that Olesyushka is already Sidney’s are achingly poignant. At the climax of eight seasons of pining and nearly a year of marriage, Geno does not need to verbally reaffirm “I love you” for Sidney to recognize this truth – though of course, Geno already declared his love as a rookie with “me three year Super League.” 

That fatherhood suits Sidney Crosby better than his eponymous J-Crew formalwear and Olesya charms her father as an individual rather than merely a narrative prop is a testament to the author’s muse and prose. Though Some Other Beginning’s End merits recognition as a fandom classic, it has been recced as a rare blue M & M in a pile of brown ones. On the same valence as their readers, turningterrific meshes significant plot with Easter eggs such as Twitter and Tumblr shenanigans, intervention by mashed potato, Super Awesome Daddy Sid Night (TM pending), rare employment benefits, innovative NHL welcomes, parentheses in lieu of emoticons, moonlighting as a captain for a NH team, Milky Ehs for a Frozen princess, matching jerseys, an on-ice double date, chirps about dishwasher loading abilities, a resourceful nanny, amusing conceptions of geography and several rosters’ worth of family members and stickhandling bros.  

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CHAPTER NUMBER/TITLE/ONE SHOT: 17/18
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