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Fandom Snowflake Challenge Day 3: "Fanwork Recommendations"
Day 3

In your own space, post recs for at least three fanworks that you did not create. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


The Turing Test by NiennaNir (The Avengers / MCU)
JARVIS forms a romantic relationship with the Avengers' new messenger girl. It is adorable acefic, but also gives a great view of how various people take care of each other.

This, You Protect by owlet
Winter Soldier comedy-drama as Bucky secretly tries to protect Steve; yes, that actually works, and is some of the most touching fanfic I've seen between them.

Touch by Thorinsmut, and Touch Side Stories by Thorinsmut (The Hobbit book / movies)
Nori and Dwalin have a harsh but beautiful relationship. This story pays extensive attention to the intricacies of Dwarven culture.

Free Orcs AU by Thorinsmut (The Hobbit book / movies)
Some of the orcs have broken free from the hold of Mordor. This is some of the best "always chaotic evil" subversion that I have found.


I am also honored that some of my fans have written in my settings, primarily Polychrome Heroics, but they get around.  The two folks doing novel-sized stuff are [personal profile] dialecticdreamer and [personal profile] siliconshaman.  Actual canonization varies, but in any case, these are fascinating works inspired by something I wrote.  The transformative aspect really comes through in Terramagne because some of my fanwriters are dealing with tones and topics that I usually don't, which greatly increases the diversity, which is what I love most about fanfic to begin with.  \o/  It's also a tremendous verification that if you build a solid foundation, other people can easily and accurately extrapolate from it to produce strong narratives.  Scott McCloud's excellent discussion of the Six Steps of comics illustrates the possibility of building from the core out, which is what I do even though most folks don't.  Hence how I write fanfic by drilling to someone else's core -- "derive in, extrapolate out" -- and enjoy fanwriters looking for the core of my works.

The Maldives story arc by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer features a diver who meets a pair of telepathic superwhales.  Among those, Aida flies to the Maldives in "Freeclimbing" and the dive incident itself is in "Catastrophe!"  Original canon for the Maldives appears in the Aquariana thread, of which the superwhales Steel and Moderato are introduced in "Extraordinary Experiences."

[personal profile] siliconshaman has written primarily in my Berettaflies thread, which lists works by various authors.  His main character Ashley first appears in "Black and White" on Day 1 of the Berettaflies incident.  The first canonical entry for that thread is my "Berettaflies," in which venomous gengineered butterflies are released into Easy City (New Orleans).


What are some of your favorite fanworks by other people?


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