huge spider in the kitchen. steve and i both tried to jump into eachothers arms to escape, collided in mid air, and both got knocked out. spider vanished. we have to burn the tower down
I hesitate to say that all dystopia AUs are sketchy or bad, since I do think some of them come from a well-meaning place. Especially for issues that are heavily romanticized by pop culture, a well-written dystopia fic can be a good reality check of the "Don't forget why this was terrible and not a thing that could only happen to stupid old-timey people" variety. But it's hard to do well, and there's also a decent chunk of "nazis are my kink" style AUs. Yeah, I don't know where I was going here.