I can feel a fan fic frenzy coming on. It’s already in full swing over on Tumblr, where I noticed a few weeks ago that the Tumblr-based RArmy was big into fiction writing. (See various recent weekly round-ups.) Myself, I seem to go through phases when it comes to fan fiction. I never really write fan fiction myself (excluding those fluffy, silly *ooof*lets that I used to accompany my *ooofs* with); I leave that to people who are better at writing fiction than me. But I can be an avid reader of fan fiction. And when it happens, then it becomes an obsession for a while, spending hours immersing myself in the imagination of my talented fellow fans, following the adventures of my favourite chaRActers. – It has been quite a while since I last experienced such a fan fic reading frenzy, and maybe it is because I have decided to give up Youtube for Lent and I have more time on my hands, but it looks as if I am back in the throes of fan fic fever. So I thought I’d share a few links to recent, new fan fics here which do not come by way of Tumblr and have therefore possibly not attracted your attention yet.
The one fan fic author I always keep up with, is actually Zeesmuse – because she blogs herself and keeps us updated on her fan fic activities. Her latest continuation of her wonderful Guy fic Manna from Heaven in the Aside from Heaven series has been updated on various platforms. For easy accessibility here is a link to her home on AO3 where Aside is now on chapter 4K. Guy’s reiteration Sir William is plotting deep revenge there. A dark chapter, in Zee’s own words.
Then, today, something compelled me to check Dreamerfiction for new fics, and lo and behold – I have come across three pieces that I would like to recommend to you. In case you are not familiar with Dreamerfiction yet: It is a website by fans for fans, containing hundreds of fan fics on all of Richard’s chaRActers. There is generally no RPF found on the page, but other than that there are no boundaries – i.e. there is NSFW fiction there, too. The board is only open to members, but interested readers can apply for membership by e-mail via admin (at) dreamerfiction.com.
So, over on DF, JennyS has started a new, multi-chapter fiction about Guy of Gisborne. Entitled Thorns and Honey, JennyS’s new fiction is a continuation of an earlier work (A Powder of Yarrow, also available on DF) and is basically set after the end of season 3 of RH. I won’t be giving too much away if I am saying that Guy has survived the poisoned dagger of his sister Isabella, and the sword of Vaisey. The first chapter of Thorns and Honey pick up after Guy’s convalescence. It is beautifully written; JennyS has a wonderful way of capturing the feel of this medieval setting. And her Guy is very much in character. From the looks of it, there will be intrigue, there will be adventure, and there will be romance. I can’t wait to read more! Here’s the link directly to Thorns and Honey – which will most likely only work if you are registered with DF.
Staying with Guy, I also read Jayarjay’s latest Guy fic. This is brought to us as a ficlet that was intended as a Christmas present to readers, and it’s a short, one-chapter story that fits the spirit of the holiday season. Taking place in season 2 of RH, we see Guy emancipating himself from the sheriff. Some nice fluff including Marian, too. Faithful to the series, and giving Guy some more of what his fans always knew was inside him… Here’s the link to Snowflakes and Kisses, also on DF.
Lastly, a recently added new, multi-chapter fiction by redliverpool. And this is a first for me. No, not in the sense that I haven’t read redliverpool before. I think I have read all of her fics. But this one is based on The Crucible. Yep, I confess, TC or rather: John Proctor, has always been slightly sacrosanct for me. Proper hero, weighty subject, serious literature and all that. But well, the man has that one little “flaw”, a little smudge on his “white vest” – his adultery with Abigail Williams. This is where redliverpool comes in; and boy does she come in. Her chapter one of Bewitched jumps right in the “action”. So, be warned, NSFW. But written in trademark good style, and making me curious where it will all lead. Here’s the link to chapter 1 of Bewitched.
Right, there we are with new fan fiction that I have subjectively deemed worth-while reading. There must be more; there *is* more. If you have recommendations, please leave them in the comments. And if you are visiting the sites to read the fics, please leave the authors a comment for their fab work!