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[Power Girl] Evening Coffee

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1.8k words, complete  @Ao3 by 
Genre/What to expect: Outsider POV, Slice of life with a side of delicious coffee.
Rating: T
Pairings: none

A superhero walks into a normal, ordinary coffee shop and does normal, ordinary things.

Suitable for fandom blind readers? Yes

Reviewed by: Tafferling


I’m smitten.

My brush with Power Girl up to this point, were image hits on Google that mostly made me question her style of outfit. But don’t judge a book by the cover, right?

Right.

Because what you might miss is the beautiful intrepetation of a lovely woman, who sometimes just wants to relax away from her duties with a nice cup of coffee in her hands.

Straumoy did well with using an outsider POV to characterize her, and oh boy do I love the writing style.

“Yes Alfred?” her tone had a stiff and forced politeness to it, “No, that wasn’t me. Uh-huh, well you can tell Mr Wayne that he can kiss my-”

She picked up the cup as her eyes asked Edward if the payment was in order and he gave her a thumbs up. Mouthing a ‘thank you’ the woman rolled with her eyes at the other half of the conversation before she retreated to a small table by the window.

It leaks character and motion, and I’d recommend people to check it out, even if they don’t know a thing about Power Girl.

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Instar – a Marvel Cinematic Universe fic

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2572 words, complete @Ao3 /  by spiderstanspiderstan

Genre/What to expect: All the Avengers are overprotective. Black Widow tracks Spiderman, and then they go for a coffee.

Rating: Gen/Slice of Life

Pairings: None

Natasha investigates Tony’s newest ally. He may have potential, but they definitely don’t make them like they used to.”

Suitable for fandom blind readers? No (well, Maybe. All you need is passing knowledge of the characters backstories to thoroughly enjoy it.)

Reviewed by: Ashes0909


Spider-Man and Black Widow never really interact in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it wasn’t until this fic that I realized how much I wanted them to.

Spiderstanspiderstan’s Spidey practically walked out of the movie, smart but a bit overeager. The author put him together with an ever-suspicious Black Widow because a new superhero is hanging out with Tony Stark, and she’s curious.

It’d been frighteningly easy to dig up information on the new boy and cross-reference from there. Anyone could have done it.

Fifteen years, five months. Born in the new millennium.

It left a horrible taste in her mouth.

The above hook set the tone for the story, humor intertwining with the somber reality of a teenager fighting in a civil war.

Black Widow constantly walked the line between protective and wary of this young newcomer. Spidey, on the flip side, is entertainingly awed by it all- the Avengers, fighting on the tarmac. It was a joy to read the two of them interacting.

“Is this going to be a regular thing?” Spider-Man asked, abruptly uncomfortable. “Are ex-Avengers gonna keep showing up in my life and interrogating me? ‘Cause I need to start planning around that if you are. People knowing who I am could get me in a lot of trouble.”

Then, Tony entered the picture and I was smiling ear to ear. Black Widow and Iron Man’s back and forth to see who could be more protective had me snorting every other line.

This fic is great. It leaves you wanting more, while also feeling pleasantly satisfied by the simple slice of superhero life.  


Review Example from Ao3’s thisfairytalegonebad

I really loved this, the way you wrote the characters, Natasha’s view of Peter, and Natasha and Tony’s conversation at the end.
I like you writing style, it’s really pleasant to read, and that added to the nice characterisations makes a great fic.
So, great job here, I really enjoyed it!

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When I Come Around (Wheake) [Degrassi]

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2.5k words. Complete. @AO3 by PugMaster
Summary in 10: Canadian Teen boys figuring out sexuality.
Pairing: M/M Snake x Wheels
Rating: T

Wheels and Snake are friends, but it’d be better if they weren’t. If they weren’t, maybe things would be different, and he would have made out with Heather without feeling like something was just off. Set during 4×07 “Just Friends.”

Your Host For The Evening: Raeror

Fandomblind Friendly: No. Look for your Local Seeing Eye-Pug for assistance.


So, the Degrassi franchise is the first soap opera to put canon teenagers in the starting roles. Kicking off in ’79, it ran through the entire 80s, disappeared in the later 90s, came back in 01 and has been running ever since. Located in Canada, we are in the 80s version. Now, the canon gives us all sort of angsty things like AIDS, Suicide, Teen Pregnancy, and molestation.

So.

Much.

Molestation.

While this fanfic tones everything down, it still gives off hints at times that relationship issues aren’t the only problems that our protagonists are facing.

So in this story, this guy Wheels (shown in picture) is finished making out with a hot chick (ladies love the mullet) but…. he wasn’t into it. He’s really not that into girls altogether. He knows that he would get labeled as a faggot for the rest of his life if anyone found out, and we start with him on the girl’s porch, panicking as he realizes that his world in on the verge of collapse. Pug does a really good job of bringing this character’s fears to life. I’m reading the words but I can clearly see Wheel’s face as he’s practically shitting himself.

Enter Snake. Probably the best person Wheel’s can talk to for this. Reason 1 being that Snake has a gay brother, Reason 2 that Snake is technically sexually ambiguous in this fic (but there’s a ship name for a reason…).

So Snake has to be the mature one while Wheel’s is scrambling and defending himself in every part of their little back and forth. Pug creates a genuine hurt/comfort/fuck off/shit/ I don’t know what’s next/we’ll deal with this later  dynamic. So in the end Wheel’s scoots on off, not as panicky as he was when he started. But there is work to be done, and you don’t know what’s going to happen next. Maybe everything goes well with Heather? Maybe Wheel’s secret spreads and his social life get killed like a dog ran down in the street. We don’t know what happens. We can only hope for the best.

And that’s the realism of teen drama. You don’t know what going to happen next. One minute everything seems fine. And the next minute, everything is gone to all hell because  a tiny detail is overlooked. Teenagers are trying to figure out a world they have no clue off. Misteps inevitably happen, and chaos follows. The only thing that really matters is damage control. And that’s what this fanfic is about. Damage Control.

So yeah, give this fic a read if you want some genuine teenage hurt/comfort.


Fan Review (Mine’s better):

-Somecallmemichelle

Well this has been a long time coming, hasn’t it? I mean all the jokes about writing Snake and Wheels together, and you end up being the first one to do it.

Alas, the ship may seem implausible, impossible even, but you manage to arrive to a point where it seems kind of possible (at a glance). Sure, they don’t kiss, but there’s always that possibility in the air.

I think you represented Snake wonderfully, hopeless naive about the matters of the heart, specially those about those who share the same gender, and reminding his brother…well, like it was 1990 and not 2002, when he’s way more perceptive to it.

Wheels, well he sort of stumbles his way into kind of confessing, of course he doesn’t want to do it, he knows well Snake isn’t into that “stuff”, but he just says something stupid, and then it all comes crashing down. like a wave, it splashes around. Though I think he’s sort of relieved. And panicking.

A wonderful oneshot, and a gift that meant so much to me, in a really crappy week. You did such a good job! Thank you (did you convert to the best ship? /s)