I have committed OFMD fic again--Stede and Mary backstory, specifically the month leading up to that absolutely disastrous anniversary gift exchange.
Fan Fiction II: Great story! Where's the sequel?
This thread is for fanfic recs, links, and discussion, but not for actual posting of fanfic.
A miscellany of recs (and if anyone else has any to share, please please please do, because the sheer volume of fic for this show is ludicrous and without recommendations by people whose judgment I know and trust there's absolutely no way to sort through it all):
The Well-Tempered Clavier, by Magical_Destiny: Written by a fan who was a piano major in college, and who on a rewatch noticed that not only was there a clavichord in Stede's quarters, but it was one of the very few items Ed didn't fling overboard; noticing this led to questions about why, which led to this story.
Good As Mended, by EternalLiberty: A very short slice-of-life quiet time between Stede and Ed, set sometime between the 6th and 7th episodes.
Sincerely, Captain Thomas, by stitchy: An epistolary post-S1 piece that's so ridiculously charming that I had to stop to re-read it while I was in the middle of posting this.
Fond Regards, by ivyblossom: Another epistolary work, in which Stede gets almost unbearably smugly up his own arse and then collapses and then turns it all around, and it's quite lovely. We also get to find out what new names, cool ones, he would have come up with for himself and Ed if they'd rowed away to China.
stede bonnet's terrible, no good, very bad, very long day. by Skyuni123:The end of Act of Grace by way of Groundhog Day
make your peace with weariness and let it be, by anirondack: A gorgeous poetic meditation on Jim's interior life, which should have at least ten times more kudos than it currently has
AITA for doing my job and trying to keep the company afloat? by tikli: Izzy begins to worry that maybe it isn't everyone else that's wrong after all, and he turns to Reddit for feedback. Most of the comments on the story are also in character as various Redditors, to which the author responds in character, and if you've never encountered AITA it's probably deeply confusing but if you have it's ridiculously spot-on.
I love recs! Sadly still haven't managed to watch the show other than the first episode, but encourage all friends to enter recs here for any show/book/etc!! I want your recs!
AITA for doing my job and trying to keep the company afloat? by tikli:
I'd read this before but it never occurred to me until now to read the comments and OMG I love it even more.
it never occurred to me until now to read the comments and OMG I love it even more.
Someone on Twitter pointed it out or I'd never have noticed it myself. The commitment to the conceit by everyone is just a delight.
So I found a story on AO3 that isn't plagiarizing word for word, but taking some specific scenes from at least 2 different stories and rewriting them. And it's not like common things that happen in Supernatural or even common things that happen in AUs (this is an au) that you see like a meet cute type situation. It's more like specific scenes from, I think 2 different stories, have been taken and rewritten into this one.
How close does something have to be for it to be plagiarism?
Sounds close enough to me. I'd at least notify the authors.
I messaged the 2 authors, I hope I'm wrong about this.
I heard from the authors, both are aware of the story, the person who had the most ideas lifted knows the person and it seemed like they wanted to be flattered by it but were also kind of miffed by it but hadn't said anything because they didn't want to embarrass the writer.
That's good of you, askye. I would want to know.