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Day 5

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.

So, let's get this list started:

1. Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men: Because somebody has to! - I'm including this as a fanwork because these two are fans. Big fans. It is clear that they both adore the X-men and they are bound and determined to explain the whole history of the series. Which will take a while. They've been at this since 2014 and have only just gotten to X-Cutioner's Song. They post weekly (usually on Monday) and they will explain an arc of one of the X-Men comics - and by that, I mean, anything involving a mutant involved with the X-men line. So, X-Men, Xcalibur, New Mutants, etc, etc, etc, and they avoid the other series like Avengers, Fantastic Four, Deadpool, etc save for when there is a direct crossover. I imagine that it's for the sake of their sanity more than anything else. So, if you're interested in Marvel's X-Men series', go check them out. Seriously, they are great!

2. Archiving for the Ages: Significant Episodes in the Life of a Yithian by - There aren't a whole lot of Lovecraft/Mythos fanfics out there - maybe 350 on A03 - so I was really, really glad to discover this one. This story is a sort of retelling of "The Shadow Out of Time" told from the other side of the story. Now, I believe that you can understand this if you haven't read "Shadow", but it wouldn't hurt to read the inspiring story if you haven't already. The big advantage that this fanfic has is that it is written in a far more modern style (yes, I know that Lovecraft can be a tad dense) and it shows a wonderful use of non-gendered pronouns! In this story we learn of the lives and problems of the Yithians from "Shadow" - what they are doing, why they're doing it, and the whole socio-political world in which they find themselves. And, we learn how humanity effects the Mythos.

3.Maggie Fitzgerald and the Saltwater Drip by - Judging by the hits, kudoes, and comments, this is not an unknown or underappreciated fic; however, since i tend to hang in Transformers circles, I am hoping that I can introduce new people to this wonderful story. It is basically a modern telling of how Spider-Gwen comes to be in the Amazing Spider-man verse. It's written in third person present tense and it is written beautifully. Gwen is a realistic, well written girl who is really like a lot of young women out there. She needs to learn how to use and not abuse her powers and how to live in this new world in which she finds herself.


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