Defy_them

Icon ID: Early concept art of Ellie from The Last of Us Part 2. She faces forward with a neutral expression, standing in front of yellow peeling wallpaper. Her collarbone-length hair is down and tucked behind her ears



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    An exploration of what happened between the in-game timejump, from the fight with Abby in the theatre until that day on the farm

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  1. Public Bookmark 51

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    The Fireflies promise they're not going to hurt Ellie. They just need to take some blood. And some tissue samples. Run some tests. Investigate some treatment modalities. Ellie swears she can handle it.

    It's getting harder and harder for Joel to watch.

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    15 Jan 2021

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    Please excuse my bookmarking system, I have the memory of a goldfish /// Canon-divergent fic that explores what might have happened at the end of TLOU1, if Joel stayed with Ellie at the SLC hospital and reluctantly worked with Jerry Anderson to try to develop a vaccine from Ellie's infection. Fair warning, the end is SAD, but beautiful.

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    Plenty had changed by the time Ellie showed up at the fateful dance that kicked off Part II. In Jackson, Ellie grew up, fell in and out of love, weathered lies and betrayal, and got a little older, a little more jaded.

    This is that story.

    Rated T except for part of chapters 20 and 26.

    COMPLETE, EPILOGUE POSTED

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    02 Nov 2020

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    Please excuse my bookmarking system, I have the memory of a goldfish /// You all know what this is. One of THE definitive pre-part 2 canon fics. Starts when Ellie arrives in Jackson, ends at the weed den. See chapter-by-chapter comments posted for my thoughts

  3. Public Bookmark 9

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    Ellie and Dina are carefree. They are young and they are damn well enjoying it, despite the infected and the horrors and the potential death. They're rambunctious, they're full of beans; they're tough and seventeen, they're innocent and dirty, they don't give a fuck.
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    A long one-shot about Ellie's time in Jackson. It's very poetic and comfortable and they play like children, without the pain.

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    24 Oct 2020

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    Please excuse my bookmarking system, I have the memory of a goldfish /// VERY vibin' exploration of Ellie's time in Jackson before the events of part 2, starting with the day Ellie arrives there from the hospital, and ends with the dance and their night in the weed den. The author writes in second person Ellie POV, and has a very distinct and poetic style of writing. Lots to love about this one

  4. Public Bookmark 55

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    Three times Dina tended Ellie's wounds, and one time she didn't. Then an epilogue. Canon companion piece.

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    18 Oct 2020

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    Please excuse my bookmarking system, I have the memory of a goldfish /// That second-person Dina POV fic. Follows Dina as she helps Ellie after Joel's murder, then various times throughout Seattle. We pull back to third-person to follow Ellie after Santa Barbara, then return to Dina for their reconciliation.

    SO well written. The "claustrophobia" of the second-person POV is insanely effective, and gives incredible insights into Dina. Heavy on the angst in the middle, then it all gets pulled together with a beautiful epilogue that explored the bracelet theory.

    Also includes references to Jackson Days.

  5. Public Bookmark 4

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    A loosely linked series of one-shots set within the NIMH timeline.

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    27 Sep 2020

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    Please excuse my bookmarking system, I have the memory of a goldfish /// These are mid-length one-shots that give interesting insights into missing scenes throughout TLOU2. They tie in with the author's main fic, Nail In My Head.

    The author is a huge space nerd, and both fics in this series so far have had space themes. After Ellie returns to Jackson from the museum, Dina and Ellie go stargazing and smoke weed. Then, for Joel's birthday, they have a night by the campfire (Joel plays the guitar, and Ellie and Joel sing together) and Joel takes Ellie to watch a meteor shower.

    The author has a very cool writing style. They have a knack for picking out these interesting scenes to explore, and give very good narrative insights using Ellie's POV. They also have the banter between Ellie and the other characters down to an art - the fics are full of great one-liners and awful puns.