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13 August 2018 @ 09:58 pm
Reading Fic  
I've been in the mood to read something new - McShep new, I mean (I have plenty of unread books in my TBR pile). There are very few long  McShep fics remaining that I haven't read, and the ones I haven't usually have a reason for them going unread (like City of the Seven Walls). But that's not true of them all, so I've been poking at the ones I haven't read yet.

One of them, Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves, looks super good and I want to read it, but I keep feeling like I'm not smart enough. I may have said that before, but I've been considering starting it for a week now, and I keep doubting myself. So I look at the other fics, can't decide if I want an AU or a canon-based fic, and then just give up and watch stuff. Because I haven't found a McShep fic that satisfies my needs, I've been reading in other fandoms. I've been reading a lot of Les Miserables fic, which is really good, but kind of started to feel same-y after a while in terms of plot (lots of fake boyfriends and school AU's).

I think I just need to make a damn decision and stick with it. I get in this cycle of indecision and can't break free of it until I get super frustrated with myself.

That's really all the interesting stuff going on in my life *shrugs*

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blahblahwoofwoofblahblahwoofwoo on August 14th, 2018 05:15 am (UTC)
I struggled initially with Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves because I came into the fandom only having watched Atlantis, so not knowing a lot of the Stargate universe and history I was never sure what was canon being cleverly recast or reinterpreted, or was worldbuilding for this fic. But in the end it didn't matter so much because the heart and soul of the fic is Jehan and Meredith and their love is so beautiful. :) It *is* a very clever fic, I know what you mean, but I still loved it by the end.
popkin16: ☂ a love like thatpopkin16 on August 14th, 2018 05:28 am (UTC)
I haven't seen all of SG1, but I've seen enough (and read enough) to know who Vala is and all that. I'm just worried that the plot is going to be so complicated that I won't be able to follow it, and the series is very plot-heavy.

I am so fucking here for Jehan and Meredith being the heart & soul of the fic though. Obvs, because they're my OTP, but like. That's what I'm here for, you know? My boys. I wouldn't read this series at all if not for them, so if they're barely in it or something, I'm going to lose interest. So to read they're the heart & soul...
blahblahwoofwoofblahblahwoofwoo on August 14th, 2018 07:05 am (UTC)
From what I remember, they're all damaged people and I think it deals a little with what Jehan has endured, but mainly in the past tense? I think what I loved about it was that it wasn't a coming together, they're together and love each other passionately and their love provides a sort of mutual balm for each other? Dammit I think I just talked myself into reading it again! Plus I see there is a sequel now, so yup, definitely readying it all again lol!
popkin16: ☂ a love like thatpopkin16 on August 21st, 2018 05:44 am (UTC)
Normally I'm all about the first time fic, but I think in a fic like that, where they have really awful pasts, reading about them finding solace in each other is really sweet and...IDK, bracing. I should definitely give that series a try~ I'm just so intimidated lolll.