Feb. 20th, 2013

zana16: The Beatles with text "All you need is love" (Default)
Hey look! I will do something vaguely fannish. I will rec some good fic.

This fandom, people. 90% of the fans are all about the Bilbo/Thorin, and I just cannot. I have bounced hard off of fandom's OTPs before, but never to this extent. Also I will read Fili/Kili, it doesn't trip my incest squick for some reason, but it is all fluff or really REALLY bad angst. Or both. (Actually it's the both that worries me.) This means that a sizable portion of the fic is not my style. Thank goodness, actually, because this is a truly massive fandom.


DWALIN AND BOFUR. There is a reason that my story is about these two. I will read them with practically anybody, since almost nobody else writes the two of them together (which I understand; it took me 22K words to get them to kiss.)

Dwalin/Thorin, Dwalin/Nori, and Dwalin/Ori are my favorite Dwalin pairings, in that order. I think the first one is the hottest and the last one is the cutest. Dwalin/Ori does tend to get into exaggerations of Dwalin being three times Ori's size or some such nonsense, and if I never read another fic in which Dwalin saves Ori yet again from being raped I will be a happier fangirl. Ugh. Warrior/scholar pairings, yes I know it's a trope -- but seriously. Ori is a fucking dwarf on a fucking quest to kill a fucking dragon -- Thorin wouldn't let him come if he weren't capable of taking care of himself.

Bofur/Bilbo is a favorite. Much as I love Nori, I do not get Bofur/Nori. Other than Dwalin, I don't actually ship Bofur with anyone else.

Other dwarves who are my favorites:

1) Nori. NoriNoriNori. Sadly, Nori gets like one speaking line in the movie. We know that his moviecanon backstory is he's a shady character, and I love the fanon that's sprung up around him. (I also love that I contributed in a small way to that fanon with a throwaway line about Thorin giving Nori a choice between going to prison and going on the quest.)

2) Bifur. There is no good Bifur fic. It is all angsty fic about him being horribly disabled by the axe in his head, and good lord why can't anyone give him a happy ending for once? (I should mention that I am also guilty of writing angsty fic about Bifur.)

3) Dori. Also very little good fic about Dori. C'mon, he has the biggest crush on Gandalf! Also I have some cracky headcanon about Dori.

4) Bombur. There is no Bombur fic. FML.

5) Oin. There is no Oin fic. Poor Oin.

Is anybody surprised that it's the minor characters I love the most? No? Moving on.


These are mostly works in progress. Yes, the book has been out for 80-plus years, but the hot dwarves only hit the screens two months ago. Give us time.

four of my favorite long-form stories so far )

So. That was fun.


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