See how I'm not punching him? I think I've grown.

Mal ,'Shindig'


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.


Steph L. - Sep 25, 2022 9:18:07 pm PDT #10356 of 10382
It's actually been a really hard year, when you stop and do the math. Eliot would cry, too, if it didn't take him seventy minutes of therapy, two cocktails, and a Sondheim medley before he can experience a human emotion through the haze of his PTSD.

Dana, my lack of sleep is 100% because of your RNM fic "Contractual Obligations." I just finished chapter 14 (SCREAMING FOREVER), and it's after midnight and I have work tomorrow but I can't. stop. reading! It's so fucking good.


Dana - Sep 26, 2022 6:09:19 am PDT #10357 of 10382
"I'm useless alone." // "We're all useless alone. It's a good thing you're not alone."

Muahahaha! I will share that with my co-author. We are, um, 40K into the sequel.


Steph L. - Sep 26, 2022 6:22:37 am PDT #10358 of 10382
It's actually been a really hard year, when you stop and do the math. Eliot would cry, too, if it didn't take him seventy minutes of therapy, two cocktails, and a Sondheim medley before he can experience a human emotion through the haze of his PTSD.

We are, um, 40K into the sequel.

That makes me so happy, because this is one of those fics that, even though it's >100K, as I'm reading it, I keep telling myself to slow down so that I don't finish it too quickly. But knowing there's more on the horizon is excellent!


Steph L. - Sep 26, 2022 4:37:10 pm PDT #10359 of 10382
It's actually been a really hard year, when you stop and do the math. Eliot would cry, too, if it didn't take him seventy minutes of therapy, two cocktails, and a Sondheim medley before he can experience a human emotion through the haze of his PTSD.

Dana! DANA. Holy shit, that was SO fucking good! (Obviously I didn't slow down; I zipped right through to the end.) I was crying with laughter at how this one line just totally sums up Kyle Valenti: "Do I know anyone who isn’t an alien?"


Dana - Sep 26, 2022 4:45:35 pm PDT #10360 of 10382
"I'm useless alone." // "We're all useless alone. It's a good thing you're not alone."

Yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. It got us through the first part of the pandemic, and I'm pretty proud of it.

Poor Kyle. grit kitty and I have long agreed that the show would have fallen apart without Kyle, who usually had custody of the brain cell. Plus, they logistically needed a doctor for so much.


Sophia Brooks - Nov 06, 2022 12:40:40 pm PST #10361 of 10382
Cats to become a rabbit should gather immediately now here

Is anyone else reading Seve Harrington/Eddie Munson Stranger Things fic? Because I can't stop, and so much of it is TERRIBLE. Not really badly written or plotted, but they somehow try to insert small town homophobia and the AIDS crisis as it would be in 1986. And it is not right- like not even a little and it throws me out of the story so badly because I was literally best friends with a (now out) gay man in a small town in 1986 when we were like the ages of the kids in Stranger Things They are not getting tested. No one is telling them to "be safe". They could barely talk about it to me and I was like a less pretty, more "non-practicing bisexual (TM Prayer for Owen Meany)" Robin. Also, they keep having Steve call Eddie "Eds", which is just so British. Also, in one, Dustin was the first person to have a cell phone, but it was one of those old brick phones with the pack- in the year 2000!

But I can't stop reading, and as I said, the writing is pretty good- they are just young and why should they would have to do really deep research to get the vibe that was actually my life. And I can't stop reading.


Steph L. - Nov 06, 2022 12:52:09 pm PST #10362 of 10382
It's actually been a really hard year, when you stop and do the math. Eliot would cry, too, if it didn't take him seventy minutes of therapy, two cocktails, and a Sondheim medley before he can experience a human emotion through the haze of his PTSD.

Is anyone else reading Steve Harrington/Eddie Munson Stranger Things fic?

I am not, but one of the Good Omens fanfic authors who I really like, Kedreeva, has started writing Steve/Eddie: [link] . Her stuff is probably worth checking out.


Dana - Nov 06, 2022 12:57:16 pm PST #10363 of 10382
"I'm useless alone." // "We're all useless alone. It's a good thing you're not alone."

This author writes good OFMD fic and conveniently also writes good Stranger Things fic. I like this one:

[link]


Sophia Brooks - Nov 06, 2022 1:00:39 pm PST #10364 of 10382
Cats to become a rabbit should gather immediately now here

Thank you! I have no idea how to get recs anymore, so I am just opening and trying to read everything. I also love OFMD, and I listen to a lot of podfic to fall asleep to. I often wake up confused about whether I am listening to Stede/Ed or Steve/Eddie.


Steph L. - Nov 06, 2022 2:01:45 pm PST #10365 of 10382
It's actually been a really hard year, when you stop and do the math. Eliot would cry, too, if it didn't take him seventy minutes of therapy, two cocktails, and a Sondheim medley before he can experience a human emotion through the haze of his PTSD.

Dana, I'm about to reread Contractual Obligations (I do that with fic I really love -- I read it and it sticks in my brain so much that a few weeks later I have to reread it). I should comment on AO3 this time (unsurprisingly, I'm Teppy there).