Following #ficreddays, here is the second half of my Everlark fic recs for stories set in a modern alternate universe. These are my all time faves because I love class & age gap/reunion/best friend/roommate/coworker/forbidden romances, and crossovers galore. I like my modern Everlark all kinds of broken and then put back together–and everything in between. I’ve also been reading for nearly five years, so my lists reflect that history.
Each of these stories stayed with me with happy thoughts or anguished tears because there wasn’t more! All of the kudos to these brilliant writers, thank you for sharing your talents with us!
Microreview: Currently (trying to decide what I should be) Reading
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Title and author: Right now, I’m plodding through The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling by Henry Fielding, and The Monk: A Romance by Matthew Lewis. The Monk is only slightly more interesting than Tom Jones, and I can’t wait to be done with them. I keep giving in to my procrastinating urges when it’s time to read those. Next, I’ve got my eye on Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, and for May, I’ve selected A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka.
Total pages: Don’t really remember.
Page you’re on: Don’t remember, and I can’t check, because I haven’t got the copies with me right now. So, with Tom Jones, I’ve finished Book I, and with The Monk, I’m starting chapter 3.
Thoughts so far: ‘Meh’ about both of them. I’m not enjoying either of them.
Try your best to guess how it will end: I already know how The Monk will end; uni spoiled it for me, lol. About Tom Jones, I’ve got no idea.
Tell us how you really feel—with a gif! This is it, this is my condition right now.
A romantic comedy-drama film, Saving Face stars Michelle Krusiec as Wilhelmina Pang (”Wil”), a young Chinese-American surgeon hiding her sexuality from her mother, Gao Huilang, played by Joan Chen; and Lynn Chen as Vivian Shing, the ballerina daughter of a recently divorced friend of Gao’s. Wil and Vivian are instantly drawn to each other and begin a tumultuous relationship complicated by Wil’s familial issues. As Wil struggles to care for her mother, who is enduring her own romantic plight amidst an unexpected pregnancy out of wedlock, and navigate the new fields of committed romance with Vivian while still working long hours at the hospital, she slowly uncovers the importance of honesty in identity and dedication.
Saving Face is a commentary on the transforming ideal of love and its changing traditions—the stark differences between different generations’ expectations for passion and its role in career and family choices are highlighted through complex interpersonal relationships. As the film develops, its characters begin to disentangle themselves from social customs in pursuit of personal satisfaction through romance.
Director Alice Wu is a Chinese-American filmmaker and screenwriter, born and raised in the Bay Area of California. She initially graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in computer science, but left her burgeoning career at Microsoft to turn her feature script for Saving Face into a movie. Saving Face is inspired by Wu’s own experiences in coming out as a lesbian to a heavily traditional Chinese American community and received the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment screenwriting award in 2001.
Time for something a little out of left field. Lancaster pregnancy headcanons.
It’s a planned pregnancy, something they’ve wanted for a long time and they’re very excited when they both stare at the test and it finally turns out positive.
Ruby is super excited, because she loves babies and now she has an excuse to eat all the cookies. She’s a bit annoyed that now she can’t go on missions for a while and gets bored easily, but she uses the time to get really good at several video games.
Jaune panics. He spends her whole pregnancy reading everything he can on how to handle babies, makes the house baby safe and has several discussions with Ruby on what a healthy diet during pregnancy should look like (she always wins). But he also spoils her whenever he can, is the sweetest boyfriend ever and makes sure she’s comfortable and happy all the time.