“And now, to complement the self-reccing meme, a meme for reccing things made by other people!”
1. Something old
2. Something new
3. Something for your fav character/pairing
4. Something for a character you don’t like / pairing you don’t ship
Something that’s underappreciated by the universe:
I can’t really answer this one. I could offer plenty of candidates for something of mine that I didn’t believe had received appropriate recognition, but I don’t really track how much response comes to other people’s work: I either like a story or I don’t, and if I like it I’ll say so and say why, rather than worry about how much (or what type of) praise it garners.
The closest I could come would be to say what type of story I’d like to see MORE of. An example that comes to mind: canon Kennedy was annoying and not particularly likeable, maybe not enough to justify much of the negative response to her, but enough for me to suspect that the show writers meant her to be unlikeable. I wouldn’t mind seeing some fic that showed depth and complexity to Kennedy, maybe not make us cheer for her but at least get us interested. (I’ve seen a couple of stories that made her a literal villain, and did a bang-up job of it, but that’s not what I’m talking about.)
Something that at least makes a beginning of it is “Friends and Favors”, by Phouka. (Again, as with the last time I recced Phouka, her brother was the actual author of this one.) Kennedy isn’t exactly warm and fuzzy here, but neither is she gratuitously abrasive. For now, that’ll just have to do.
Unless anyone else has some interesting!Kennedy recs to make?
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6. Something that’s a gateway drug
7. Something you reread/rewatch/look at again