EssayOfThoughts

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    A series of Oneshots about the MCU Maximoffs varying from canon to canon-twisty to outright AU. All focus on the Maximoff twins, and on their relationship, interactions, complexities etc.

    As this is a collection of oneshots this doesn't contain any of my multi-chapter fics: The Cradle of Life, Like Home, And when the stars threw down their spears, the whole Memento Mori series, a blank slate or For Fear and For Vengeance. I do have multiple ideas for fics for the Maximoff twins, so this will probably be updated intermittently forever. Keep an eye out!

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    Les Amis/MCU Crossover. Les Amis de ABCs are in Sokovia. Things go from there.

    Title from Ammuntion by Aviators, a song EssayOfThoughts associates heavily with the Maximoff twins.

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    The MCU Maximoffs take the place of Peter in DOFP. Things go from there.

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    Vague oneshots for my very fixed and surprisingly thought out idea for the AOU Maximoff Twins in the Potterverse.

    Series title is from William Blake's The Tyger.

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    This is the first of a series of essays I wish to write on the Gender Politics of Sherlock fandom. There are many things I wanted to say at the official panel but was unable to, since it was derailed by a group of individuals who showed up with the intention of intimidating and harassing the panel moderator. In future essays, I’d like to share my thoughts on femslash, Mary Sues and the fridging of female characters, on heteronormativity in slash, and on queer representation beyond slash (bisexual, pansexual, asexual and trans people in fanworks and fan spaces). I’d like to touch on race and being a queer Woman of Color in a fandom mostly interested in White male characters.

    Before I get to those subjects, however, I feel a need to return to the original intended topic: the essay I began writing on my phone on the plane.

    And that essay is on the subject of noncon fanworks.

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    19 Sep 2018

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    An excellent essay. Well worth a read, especially given fandoms purity wank bullshit right now.

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    “We’re Healers, not Aurors,” Monterys Velaryon says, fear and fright balancing in his cut-glass voice and setting Sansa’s teeth on edge. “We can’t be expected to defend the bloody hospital from Dragonborn.”

    An assault on Saint Mungo's throws the whole world right open, and Sansa finds herself on the fracture lines.

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    03 Aug 2018

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    A beautiful, if painful, tale of trauma with surprising accuracy.

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    08 Jul 2018

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    Fun worldbuilding.

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    In 1993, Remus Lupin figures out how to escape from Azkaban.

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    29 Jun 2018

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    Deeply interesting and plays with some fun archaeology mixed with magical theory. While I don't agree with all of the worldbuilding in this series (i.e. the way Kelpies are used) I do like the magical theory and use of archaeology a LOT. It also does Evil Dumbles in the best way; that is, its not so simple as Voldemort's utter vileness and there's a recurrent theme that he truly believes that it is the best course and you can see the ways in which his actions could actually serve to help a majority, even as he harms already harmed minorities. It reminds me a lot of Sacrifices in that regard, the careful balance between the Dumbledore we know of canon and how belief in helping the many can lead to one cutting out the few who truly need help.

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    Prompt: "Wanda is born, Pietro is not. Wanda lives a life haunted by her twin brother who never lived, whispered secrets warning her just in time to avoid slipping, avoid bullies, escape the rubble. The whispering voice leads her to the castle and out of the power of the sceptre her never-born twin is created - a half at last made whole. Superpowers optional."

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    17 May 2018

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    This is SUCH A FUN. I now want to see AOU when the twins are like this, when Pietro has just come into the world out of nothing PLEASE.