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So, I'm finally owning up to the fact that I don't really like what Steve/Tony fandom's become. I still love the characters and the whole pairing and chatting about them and spinning the wheels about maybe and what if. I love scans and spoilers and I'm dying to see IM3, and when I'm with select people (not naming names, but you probably know who you are) I'm able to dig up that same old enthusiasm.

Because what I love is what Steve/Tony used to be. I wallowed in the long, plotty fic where the romance was often parallel (or secondary! gasp!) to the action plot, I reveled in trivia and character dissections, in long threads about fic ideas and plot lines. And while the fic might have been thin on the ground, there was a pretty good chance that whatever came through would be good quality.

Now... IDK. I'm getting tired of feeling like 95% of the time when I run across a Steve/Tony post, it's not talking about the same characters, even when we're referencing the same universes. The characterizations are barely recognizable, at best. WTF is with SuperFamily and how do I burn it with fire? And Deadpool/Spider-Man? Does anyone even know who Deadpool is anymore? And Natasha does have a personality, you know! It's occasionally cute but for FFS, it's OOC, at least admit that. It's all weird and disconcerting and leaves me feeling like I tried to climb some stairs and my feet slipped out from under me.

I don't even read the fic anymore because the hit:miss ratio has gotten incredibly heavy on the miss. Sturgeon's Law has taken effect. And since most of my fandom engagement is in reading... IDK what's really left for me. Writing is great, but it's mostly solitary work. I can't fangirl on writing alone. Some can; I'm not one of them. So yeah, I'm just BOFQing it up over here and finally admitting something that's been bugging me for a while. No one wants to be that fan, and I bit my lip a thousand times to keep from proving the "comics/old fans are meeeeeeean" whiners true. But here it is: I'm not happy with fandom, and it doesn't seem to be going away. :\

Fic recs

Date: 2013-03-04 11:08 pm (UTC)
dorothy1901: Gilda: Put the blame on Mame (Default)
From: [personal profile] dorothy1901
I don't know if you're interested in gen as well as slash, but if you are, I've read some absolutely wonderful stories recently. Just off the top of my head:
  • Freezer Burn by [archiveofourown.org profile] domarzione. Long, plotty, Steve Rogers & co. versus Hydra. This is a fusion of movieverse and 616.
  • Imprint by [archiveofourown.org profile] hetrez. Steve Rogers puts together a training program for SHIELD agents. Warm fuzzies.
  • Let's Stop The Time Warp (Again) by [archiveofourown.org profile] lettered. This is part of a series, but it can probably be read on its own. It's a Groundhog Day story, told from Bruce Banner's viewpoint. Since it's the Groundhog Day trope, and we all know how that ends, you'd expect the ending to be kind of bland and predictable. However, this one has an amazing ending.
  • Robot Trip by [archiveofourown.org profile] copperbadge. A road trip with Steve, Tony and Dummy.


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