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My Top 10 Favorite Comics of All Time

Hi guys,

I’ve been getting asked a lot on and offline what are my favorite comic books? That’s a loaded question. I had to think about it. There are some great runs in comics. Some great story arcs. But I had to dig down and see what I really liked. What books have I read over and over and over. These are what I enjoyed the most, I’m not saying these are the greatest comic books ever, I’m just saying they appealed to me. So here are my top 10 favorite comics.

10. Identity Crisis
The DC Comics crisis events. Mostly just okay stories. Too much going on and not enough time to invest in any one character. But Identity Crisis stands out above the rest. Instead of a multiverse changing, massive story, Identity Crisis focuses on the mystery of who killed Sue Dibny. The wife of the Elongated Man. More and more of the heroes civilian loved ones are attacked and the heroes have a ticking clock to solve the mystery before another loved one is murdered. Written by Brad Meltzer this book focuses on the cost of living a double life. Highly recommended.

9. Young Avengers: volume 2
Not to be confused with Young Avengers volume 1. Volume 2 by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie is nothing short of awesome. A multiverse hoping, teenage super hero daydream. It’s a really great story about teenage love, magic, pop references, LGB, and Loki. Lots and lots of Loki. So if you ship Wiccan and Hulkling, love Kate Bishop, and cannot get enough of America Chavez, you’ll want to read this book.

8. Superman American Alien
A lot of people have mixed opinions on this book, but I really enjoyed this unique take written by Max Landis. Focusing on the early years of Clark Kent, it felt more grounded in what Clark would actually be going through on his journey to becoming Superman. Each issue has a different artist which is fitting because each issue focuses on a different year in Clark’s child to teenager to young adult to man journey. It’s a mini series that should be pretty easy to find and I highly recommend it.

7. DC The New Frontier
A book paying tribute to the Silver Age of DC Comics. Focusing on the Macarthy era, A time where America couldn’t be less trusting, the story focuses on the super heroes once praised for their services, now find themselves ridden off as outlaws. Multiple perspectives from Hal Jordan (Green Lantern), Martian Manhunter, Wonder Woman, Flash, etc, as they fight for truth, justice, and the American way, accumulating to the upcoming battle with “The Center.” Darwyn Cooke tells an amazing story that you all should check out.

6. Scott Pilgrim Vol 1 through 6
I cannot recommend these books from Bryan Lee O’ Malley enough. 6 graphic novels in total, focusing on Scott Pilgrim’s desire to date Ramona Flowers, his journey to defeat her 7 evil ex’s, and the challenge of being a responsible adult. This book is filled with post high school confusion, punk rock, video games, anime style action, and heart. If you liked the movie, I promise you, you’ll love the book.

5. Ultimate Comics Spider-Man volume 2
My favorite super hero is Spider-Man. In 2011 when they announced they would be making a new Spider-Man of color I was ecstatic. As a person of color it’s been great to have a Spider-Man that fills that need for minority characters. Obviously just having a minority character isn’t enough but Brian Michael Bendis’s run on Ultimate Comics Spider-Man makes you really love the character of Miles Morales. The story of what happens after Peter Parker dies and a new clueless Spider-Man must fill the void, is nothing short of great. It puts you in the shoes of a new character trying to figure out who he is, all while trying to keep the memory of Peter Parker alive. 

4. Paper Girls
If you like the show “Stranger Things,” you’ll love Paper Girls. Taking place in the 1980s, 4 middle school girls, on their morning paper route get caught up in the strangest day of their lives. To ninjas, dinosaurs, time travel, clones, to apple products, Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang hit you with a sci-fi nostalgia story that will keep you guessing where the next turn is.

3. Justice League International
The late 80′s had one of the greatest Justice League runs of all time. Keith Giffen and J.M. Dematteis pumped out some of the funniest and most entertaining comics to date. Focusing on the Justice League as a work place comedy, this massive run follows the adventures of a newly formed Justice League made up of mostly second string characters. The satisfaction of Batman punching out Guy Gardner, the comedy duo of Blue Beetle and Booster Gold, GNORT! If you want your super hero books to be fun and hilarious, this is the book for you. Starting in Justice League #1 through 6 and transitioning to Justice League International, then splitting between Justice League Europe and Justice League America.

2. New Avengers
This comic book run written by Brian Michael Bendis is what got me back into comics after an 8 year absence. 6 months after the Avengers disbanded due to the Scarlet Witch killing some of her fellow teammates, a massive prison break, orchestrated by Electro forces Spider-Woman, Luke Cage, Daredevil, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, and the Sentry to come together to put an end to the riot. The book follows the newly formed team on their mission to track down the 42 escaped prisoners, all while trying to solve the mystery who hired Electro and why? New Avengers also brought some of the best characters in Marvel including Wolverine, Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye, Doctor Strange, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, and more, to join the team. The book became the center stage for Marvel Comics from 2005 until 2012 running through events like House of M, Civil War, Secret Invasion, all the way to Avengers vs X-Men. It’s a fun super hero book that really throws you into the world of Marvel Comics.

Black Science
Sex Criminals
New Teen Titans (Marv Wolfman)
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey
Uncanny X-Force (Rick Remender run)
Batgirl: Year One


1. Saga
If you’re not reading Saga, you are missing out. A Romeo and Juliet story set in a sci-fi fantasy space adventure. In the middle of an intergalactic war, Alona and Marko leave their worlds behind to risk everything for the survival and protection of their newborn Hazel. Hunted by both sides of the war, the two travel across the stars and encountering creatures from all over the galaxy who either want to help them or want them dead. Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples take a story about the ups and downs of parenting and throws it into a cosmic and crazy story of awesomeness. Look out for Izabel, Prince Robot the IV, and Ghus. You will smile every time they are on the page.

prettyygirlx  asked:

I'm in a reading rut! Do you have any recommendations? Books like The Raven Cycle series, maybe? ❤️❤️❤️

@prettyygirlx  Hi!! Do I EVER haha, sorry that I had to let this sit for a few days until I had time to actually answer fully! I’ll divide these as book recs from one character each, with associated themes! As a note, I’ll include non-YA books that are nevertheless thematically similar bc as we know TRC is a witticism-riddled YA romp with decidedly darker themes….we have been blessed. For ease of bookmarking, I’ll include a summary from goodreads + a link, and I’ll comment briefly on why I recommend it for fans of TRC, too!

Book Recommendations Based on The Raven Cycle:

• • • BLUE SARGENT’S REC: • • •
The Basic Eight
by Daniel Handler
Flannery Culp wants you to know the whole story of her spectacularly awful senior year. Tyrants, perverts, tragic crushes, gossip, cruel jokes, and the hallucinatory effects of absinthe – Flannery and the seven other friends in the Basic Eight have suffered through it all. But now, on tabloid television, they’re calling Flannery a murderer, which is a total lie. It’s true that high school can be so stressful sometimes. And it’s true that sometimes a girl just has to kill someone. But Flannery wants you to know that she’s not a murderer at all – she’s a murderess.
REC BC: First of all, Daniel Handler, also known as Lemony Snicket. And I’m not biased bc he wrote a series about children who share my last name; he’s just a truly enjoyable writer to hear from. A smart, dark book with an unreliable narrator and plenty of high school fun. Heathers meets The Secret History (also on this list).

• • • HENRY CHENG’S REC: • • •
Six of Crows Duology by Leigh Bardugo
Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…Kaz’s crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.
REC BC: Similar sense of humor and camaraderie with our titular Band of Snarky Weirdos, themes of the search for a home and a meaningful purpose in the world, and how to communicate that with others. Not to mention that Wylan Van Eck Is My Golden Son, and in my head…I play a supercut of Blue Sargent and Noah Czerny and Henry Cheng and Kuwei Yul-Bo’s Fabulous Four friendship.

• • • ADAM PARRISH’S REC: • • •
A Great and Terrible Beauty (+ Gemma Doyle Trilogy) by Libba Bray
A Great and Terrible Beauty is a curl-up-under-the-covers kind of book … a vast canvas of rustling skirts and dancing shadows and things that go bump in the night. It’s a vividly drawn portrait of the Victorian age, a time of strict morality and barely repressed sensuality, when girls were groomed for lives as rich men’s wives … and the story of a girl who saw another way.
REC BC: Mysterious and Unknowable AF, Adam Parrish would devour the hell out of this book tbh. This is an eternal favorite of mine, not just for its rich setting and amazingly creepy scenes, but for the relationships, characterization, and abject hilarity that Bray somehow manages to fit seamlessly into a novel about death and gas-lit darkness. In true Parrish tradition, this series is about carving your own destiny, the influence of power and sacrifice, things that go bump in the forest, and mysterious surly men who want you to join them on a vision quest for totally platonic reasons.

The King Must Die by Mary Renault
“Men would be as gods, if they had foreknowledge.” In myth, Theseus was the slayer of the child-devouring Minotaur in Crete. (Theseus is) a king of immense charisma, whose boundless strivings flow from strength and weakness—but also one steered by implacable prophecy.
REC BC: Mary Renault is famous for her historical fictions and retellings of myths. Her Theseus novels are elegant explorations of how a man becomes a legend, how a legend becomes a myth, and beyond and before all of that, Death. This is not a lighthearted adventure book, but it is a truly gratifying novel to read.

• • • NOAH CZERNY’S REC: • • •
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality they slip gradually from obsession to corruption and betrayal, and at last - inexorably - into evil.
REC BC: This book always makes lists with TRC for a reason. It is deeply settled into ‘purple prose’ (aka long descriptions are given precedence over snappy action) but I personally believe that it is even more rewarding for that. The experience of reading this book is paramount to the plot itself, IMHO. You’ll find yourself writing down quotes every few pages, for sure.

• • • RONAN LYNCH’S REC • • •
1. Stare for way too long and give him a tin of organic shea butter from your dreams.
2. Become a farmer
3. Profit.
60% of the time it works every time.

jk but rlly
• • • RONAN LYNCH’S REC • • •
The Diviners Series by Libba Bray
Evie O’Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City—and she is pos-i-tute-ly ecstatic. It’s 1926, and New York is filled with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls, and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is that she has to live with her uncle Will and his unhealthy obsession with the occult. Evie worries he’ll discover her darkest secret: a supernatural power that has only brought her trouble so far.
REC BC: We all know Ronan Lynch reads turn of the century girl power YA in his spare time, c’mon. And we all know Ronan and Adam are picking out their books together. No but really, I love Libba Bray. I included her twice for a reason, she’s hilarious and she’s great at her job. The Diviners features an oddball cast of characters with supernatural secrets (we all know how Ronan Lynch feels about these,) centering on Evie, who was recently kicked out of her hometown for being a little too much…herself

I really hope that you find something you love, either in these or using these as a jumping-off point! I’m about to start The Foxhole Court which I know is also adored by TRC fans, so if you haven’t checked that out, I can’t personally recommend it yet bc I only rec things I’ve read, but go for it!

Monochrome Rant

This isn’t meant to bash White Rose or Bumbleby or Iceberg or Black Sun shippers but I just needed to get this out of my system. I honestly think monochrome is the only pairing for Weiss and Blake that makes sense from a story perspective.Now I know you could say that that is just me being biased since I ship mono but hear me out.

My first point is the fact that Weiss and Blake have a history with one another before they even meet. Weiss being a Schnee; the family aiding in the oppression of the Faunus, and Blake, a former member of the White Fang; the terrorist group that targets the Schnee corporation. The actions of the White Fang, and Blake to an extent since we don’t know how often she helped in Schnee raids, shaped Weiss’ lonely childhood, her views towards the Faunus, and the abuse that she experienced from her father. In turn, the Schnee Corporation’s poor treatment of the Faunus and the bigoted views of it’s higher ups helped push the White Fang from a peaceful protest group into a violent terrorist organization. This change in the White Fang is what pushed Blake to leave and try to become a Huntress to fight for equality.

Aside from the classic ‘star crossed lovers’ aspect that the two have set up they also have a similar background; being abused by an important male figure in their life. In Weiss’ case it is her father and with Blake it is her relationship with Adam. We don’t really know what kind of abuse Weiss suffered at the hands of her father; physical, or emotional. She keeps it vague when she brings it up at the end of Volume 1 but based off of how she refuses to speak to him, her attempts to please people by telling them what they want to hear, how he controls her money, takes her away from her friends without her consent, and forced her to fight the knight in the ‘White’ trailer, emotional abuse seems the most likely.

Like Weiss, we don’t really know the full extent of the abuse that Blake suffered at Adam’s hands. From what we can gather from the ‘Black’ trailer, her doodles of his sigil in Volume 2, and her talk with Yang in Volume 3, Blake actually cared for Adam, and despite how much of a psychopath he is, he clearly cared for her as well and was hurt by her leaving him and the White Fang. The CRWBY have said that Blake and Adam’s relationship was unhealthy and abusive but we haven’t seen enough of their past interactions to get a good judge of what kind of abuse it was. Based off of how violent Adam was to her during their fight in Volume 3 my gut says physical abuse but some of what Blake says earlier in the volume suggests emotional manipulation. Maybe it was a mixture of both, it is too early to say.But having these two star crossed characters who have faced abuse at the hands of important men in their life find comfort and love in each others arms is such a good way to show how much they have grown and are able to move past their past. Having them end up together is also a good way to have them send a big “Fuck You“ to their abusers. 

This is probably the part where I am gonna lose the WR/BB shippers if they are still reading. I don’t think that Ruby and Weiss/Blake and Yang have enough interactions with one another to warrant them having a chance of being a romantic couple. Weiss and Ruby haven’t had any moments together if my memory is right and haven’t shown any interest in each other. This isn’t helped by the CRWBY stating that they don’t have any plans for Ruby to get a love interest. Blake and Yang are slightly different. They have had 3 ship tease moments; Yang snapping Blake out of her funk, Yang and Blake dancing, and Yang defending Blake from Adam and Blake grieving over Yang’s injury. The reason why I see it as a more platonic thing is because 1) Weiss is the only one to notice something wrong with Blake and lets everyone else know there is something wrong (something Yang attributed to Blake’s usual behaior). 2) Yang used a laser pointer to distract Blake so she can talk to her (pretty goddamn racist). 3) Blake dances with both Yang and Sun soo that isn’t really a great argument for the ship. 4) Blake is the only member of Team RWBY who needed convincing that Yang wouldn’t break someone’s leg out of pure malice and compares her to Adam, her abuser. 5) Reacting strongly to a friend/teammate being attacked and injured is pretty normal. If you ship WR/BB all power to you, I just don’t see it.

This brings me to my next point: Weiss and Blake interact with one another more frequently than they interact with the other characters. (This doesn’t really have any weight but I noticed when trying to decide on the below picture that Blake and Weiss sit together all the time.)

Early on in Volume 1 Weiss and Blake have a little spat after Ruby blows herself up. Not exactly a good example since the two are verbally at each others throat’s and serve as exposition for the Faunus’ plight and the less desirable aspects of the Schnee Company. But it is an actual interaction regardless and does a good job establishing the early aspect of their relationship and the tension between the two that would boil over later on in the season.

The final story arc for Volume 1 revolves around Blake and Weiss. Again, their relationship in Volume 1 isn’t the best example to use for an argument for the ship but it is vital for understanding how it progresses and how the characters grow from this experience. Weiss’ bigoted views toward the Faunus are explained, Blake’s identity as a Faunus is revealed, and the impact each girl has had on each others past is touched on. This leads to Blake doing what she always does when presented with any situation that she finds too uncomfortable; run away.

The next episode is when Weiss and Blake’s friendship truly begins. Blake apologizes for what she said and Weiss is willing to put aside her bigoted views and look past Blake’s past because they are teammates and they need to trust one another. All she asks is that Blake talk to her whenever she has a problem instead of letting it fester inside her and running away. Blake agrees.

Early in Volume 2, Weiss is the first to notice that something is wrong with Blake. She reminds Blake of the promise she made and Blake voices her concerns with her and the rest of team RWBY, It’s a cute scene and shows how much Weiss worries about her and doesn’t want a repeat of what happened before.

This doesn’t really count but damn do Weiss and Blake look good when they fight together.

And here’s the part where I lose the Black Sun and Icerberg shippers.I think the Prom arc that followed was handled poorly and how these two ships took center stage alongside Arkos. The problem I have with these ships is that they feel way too forced and hetero-normative, and completely ignore the interactions the girls have with each other/their partners. Blake and Sun have had some interactions but for the most part it is just seems like a physical attraction with no real substance. IB has the same problem where it feels like it is just a physical attraction with nothing else going for it. BS at least has moments across all three Volumes where as IB is dropped as soon as the Prom Arc is done and feels more like it was something created just for Jaune to be angsty about. If you ship it, more power to ya I just can’t get behind it.

Fast forward to the end of Volume 2. Weiss provides Blake, and just Blake, a Dust augment for her weapon. Again, a cute scene and shows how Weiss cares about Blake and looks out for her well being.

While fighting down the train Weiss agrees to fight the White Fang Lieutenant, despite it being an obviously bad match up, so that Blake can get her rematch with Torchwick.The fight doesn’t end well for Weiss and when Blake see’s what has happened to Weiss she gives up her chance for revenge to make sure that Weiss is safe.

Fast forward to Volume 3.Do I even need to explain this scene? Weiss and Blake go on a date.

After their date is ruined Weiss and Blake fight their way back to Beacon. Blake saves Weiss during a fight and when they split up Weiss tells Blake to stay safe. The two have a mutual trust and care about the others well being, something that they clearly didn’t at the beginning of Volume 1.

Although it hasn’t happened yet, and there is no way of telling what may actually happen in Volume 4, I believe that DashingIceCream has the right of it. Weiss will run away from her father and when she runs into Blake she will be relieved to see her but upset about how she ran away again and didn’t seek out her teammates to talk about her problems. Blake will express her fear that Adam will kill everyone she cares about and didn’t want to put her or her other friends in danger. Again, no way of knowing if that will actually happen but it definitely sounds feasible.

And my final points is that ‘star crossed lovers’ romances usually attract more attention than ‘they are teammates who end up as lovers’. The only kind of romance trope that is usually more popular is the ‘childhood friends turned lovers’ which is being done with Ren and Nora. Given that the CRWBY has this trope perfectly set up and have already explored the ‘teammates turned lovers’ with Pyrrha and Jaune it seems weird that they would do it over again with Ruby/Weiss and Blake/Yang.

If you actually read this super long post then thank you for your time I truly appreciate it. If you disagree with what I have said that is cool with me as well and I hope I didn’t piss off anyone who likes the ships I talked about. I’ve just been needing to vent and cover all the reasons why I think monochrome works so well with the narrative we have been given so far and how it has so much future potential for drama and angst. Thanks for reading!

(Artwork done by ookaminoki and @dashingicecream).

15 Best BBRae fanfics written by beautifulpurpleflame

A large number of us in the fandom of the original Teen Titans cartoon that debuted back in 2003 are still around, and despite questionable material, are also following along with Teen Titans Go! A large number of those still lingering are fans of the pairing between Beast Boy and Raven, which surpassed Robin and Starfire a few years back as the most popular pairing of the fandom. There are thousands of fanfics that have been written about these two, with many authors giving their own interpretation of what would happen when they both realize how perfect they are for one another.

But there is perhaps no fanfic author who has managed to so superbly capture the authentic feel of this pairing, across an entire spectrum of scenarios, than @beautifulpurpleflame. With countless fans still following her works to this day, this author has gifted the BBRae fandom with a treasure-trove of romantic escapism centered around our complementary-opposites pairing. I’ve been seeing requests lately from BBRae fans wanting to know some good fanfics about our favorite couple; so, for those who are looking for excellent BBRae fics to read and have simply never encountered her work, or those who are new to the BBRae fandom through Teen Titans Go!, I have provided a list here of what I feel are the 15 best BBRae fics that you need to get over to and get reading right now, provided by the Master herself – the absolute must read compilation of BBRae fics for anyone who is a true fan of the pair and simply cannot get enough. This list will have very minimal spoilers, nothing really beyond what you would find in the story description on, or read in the very first chapter, so I’m not giving away anything that will ruin it for you.

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youandmeunthinkable  asked:

heya I was wondering what are some of your fave Darcy/ Bucky fics? (love your story for them btw cant wait for more <3)

Thanks for reading my story! There are some fucking FANTASTIC writers in marvel fandom and the Wintershock fandom in general. This list is going to be incomplete. I’m bad sometimes about bookmarking the shit I really like…but here’s what I have saved that I can offer that were some fic reads I found to be *ahem* HELLA!

1. Pizza Dog Chronicles by Pollydoodles
Summary: You’ve probably heard of it. A series of one shot/drabbles, centered around Bucky and The Avengers and Bucky/Darcy’s growing relationship.
Why I Like It: It’s just fucking good. Can that be a reason? She updates a lot–which is a treat!–and every time I see a new one shot either from the main story or the “wider” verse or what have you…I just fucking smile :)

2. Three Weeks, Ten States, and One Million Reasons to Fall for You by LeftyLain
SummaryWhen Darcy considers all the things she never planned to do, going on a ten state road trip with the Winter Soldier ranks right up there with jumping off the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier sans parachute. Falling for said Winter Soldier somewhere between New York and New Orleans? Never. Gonna. Happen. Probably, at least. I mean, he is pretty damn sexy when he’s not glaring at her. Whatever. She’s only in it for the taser batons.
Why I Like It: Lefty haunts my life in the best way possible for both Wintershock and Tasertricks. She’s one of my faves. This story is really great because it’s just fun. It’s a fun fucking read. Just two crazy kids, falling head over heels for one another. It also starts with one of my favorite tropes: I’m basically pretending I hate you to cover the fact that I’m already in love with you. Also, A++++++++ smut in this. Seriously.

3.l’appel du vide by leidoscope
Summary: A collection of Darcy x Bucky one-shots, drabbles, and prompt fills.
Why I Like It: I’m  p r e t t y   sure this was the first bit of Wintershock fic-age I dove into. A lot of great short drabbles and stuff. Highly recommending reading each and every one!

4. but let me tell you baby (i’m so crazy for you) by plannedserviceinterruption
Summary: Kissed by a stranger is not the worst that his night could have gone.
Why I Like It: Because I’m a total perv and a sucker for some smut. Also, a PWP with a bit of substance. I’ve read this one more than a few times ;)

5. Triumvirate by Caiti (Caitriona_3)
Summary: What do you do when you’re a recently deprogrammed assassin who is falling for the girl of your dreams? Especially when that cold-hearted part of you is still there, creeping in the shadows of your mind? This is the kind of thing Bucky had to worry about. Or does he?
Why I Like It: I quite enjoy the Bucky/Winter Soldier two men in the same body trope of this ship and exploring how the two love and rely on Darcy in different ways. And who doesn’t love a good rescue fic? I mean I guess we’re not supposed to admit to that because feminism but…fuck it. I love the rescue trope. And Darcy isn’t exactly a damsel in distress. She holds her own.

6. Easy Chair by AnnieMar
 "Love is either an easy chair or a tank … you sit back and relax, or you get in and go to war.“ In which Bucky Barnes develops a friendship with Darcy Lewis. Hijinks ensue. #wintershock
Why I Like It: Friendship to more. It’s a standard theme in Wintershock land and one that I never get sick of reading. A sweet, fluffy, but not so much that your teeth hurt, ficlet.

7.Five Times Wasn’t Enough by MoonandWinter
Summary: The first time James met her, she smiled kindly at him, even as he held the blade against her neck. He would meet her four more times and every single one would be as bizarre. James’ POV. The other story is from Darcy’s.
Why I Like It: This is actually a companion to another story, as mentioned above. This one isn’t quite done and I’m not sure how far the author intends to go, but basically you know the end if you read Darcy’s POV story. I just like this one a little better because it’s Bucky POV and I love reading the internal struggle, confused attraction, and adore the way this author has written Bucky. Read both though! Both are good!

8.And Wasteland All Around Us by whitesilence
Summary: Darcy had watched her share of horror movies and she knew how they ended. She was not going to end up dead like that, not if she could help it.
Why I Like It: BECAUSE ZOMBIES!!! Seriously, though. Unfortunately this is incomplete. Which makes me sad, because I like the set up. And the sort of non-relationship, but relationship Bucky and Darcy are in. And survival. AND ZOMBIES!!! I hope this author keeps going!

9. A Tourist in The Waking World (Never Quite Awake) by Captainwittyoneliner
Summary: He’s a ghost, you’ll never find him. Well, unless you’re Darcy Lewis. Then you don’t have to find him. He’ll find you. Or haunt you, as the case may be.
Why I Like It: It’s a really unique story with really good writing. It is frustratingly incomplete. I hope not abandoned but…it’s been a few months. However the first 8 chapters (I think that’s how many there are) and SUPER worth the read. And it doesn’t exactly leave off on a terrible cliff of angst or anything.

Okay I’m gonna go with one more…that’s honorable mention because it’s Wintershieldshock but I can’t help myself I love it so much…

10. Everything She Didn’t Know She Wanted by bluecurls
: Knowing she had two soulmates comforted Darcy Lewis during the toughest moments of her life.Then she met them.
Why I Like It: I said to the author in a review once “this fic is everything I didn’t know I wanted.” It’s a really AMAZING and complete long read. There’s romance and humor and a bit of adventure. It’s a good character/relationship study. And the soulmate trope gets me every time. If you even maybe a little bit by chance ship the ot3…read this!!!

Okay, this list is WAY incomplete, because as I was going through my read fics on Ao3 I realized my Wintershock list is waaaaaay longer than I thought. So I might update it sometime, because I can already think of a couple off the top of my head that I’ve missed.


Rebecca Moore's DW Sexism Study Is A Failure

You’ve probably seen that infographic being waved around today, probably being presented as empirical proof that Moffat’s DW is sexist (and also that this means he himself is sexist). But looking at the facts here (not that these people are interested in that as they seek to distort and pervert them, it’s their bread and butter), the so-called study that it is based on is irredeemably flawed in a number of respects: it is biased, it uses falsified or incorrect data, it uses the Bechdel Test for something other than its intended purpose and is otherwise scientifically unsound. 

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