marvel comics meme - 1/8 teams | Young Avengers
"Oh, ugh. Is love really going to save us all?”
"Of course it is. Anyone who thinks otherwise gets stomped into paste."
"Or we could just get it first and improvise!"
what’s a fic you’d like to see me write?
The Emperor’s New Clothes (The Myth of Moffat’s Scriptwriting ‘Genius’) by Claudia Boleyn
Today I read an article about Steven Moffat’s Doctor Who in the Arts and Books section of the Independent on Sunday. In this article, by Stephen Kelly, Moffat is criticised for his inability to write women, to complete his plots, to write the Doctor as a likeable and trustworthy figure, and to keep his audience entertained. Yet one line in this frankly scathing (and almost painfully truthful) review reads: ‘When on form, Steven Moffat is the best writer working in television today’.
Having read said article, and written rather a lot of Moffat critique myself, the statement baffled me. Kelly’s entire article is lamenting the current state of Doctor Who at the hands of this man, and yet Moffat is still gifted with glowing praise.
It’s a common theme. I see it often when people are asked to review Moffat’s work. It seems people are almost afraid of criticising him, seeing as he has been lauded one of Britain’s most brilliant television writers.
It’s like the Emperor’s New Clothes. The Myth of Moffat’s Scriptwriting ‘Genius’. It’s a lie we’ve all absorbed and now just assume to be true. Sherlock himself would be frankly appalled by the entire thing. We are seeing, but we apparently do not observe.
Fellow Sherlock watchers will know what I mean (although many will probably not agree) when I equate Moffat’s writing to the empty houses of Leinster Gardens. An empty façade. It looks great from the outside, but when you step closer, you realise it’s just a whopping great train station with some drugged up self-proclaimed sociopath lurking in it.
Let’s examine this case a little closer, shall we?
this needs to be my new reaction to all things.look at the silver tigers on his damn shirt
sparklyslug replied to your post “Rules: In a text post, list ten FICS that have stayed with you in some…”
I’ve never read any steve/loki, so i’ll check these out! Also: awwwwwwwww!
Please do! They’re all really great! And :D
Rules: In a text post, list ten FICS that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” works, or even all the same pairing or fandom, just the fics that have touched you or that stuck with you somehow. Tag ten friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them!
I was tagged by sparklyslug! These aren’t in any order:
The Calculator-Katsu: One of the first Avengers fics I read, and it still sticks with me. (The series it’s a part of is good, too.) I just really like the humor as well as the angst threaded through, and the numerous ways Loki gets beat up. And the footnotes. The style.
The Family Man (and series) by The_Lionheart: This fic broke my heart in so many pieces and it has my favorite (and most painful) fic reasoning for why Loki did what he did during the Avengers. But it’s really, really heart wrenching.
Solace series by bigsciencybrain: Winged!Loki fic series that really uses Loki’s wings to explore his character. It’s also a very complex Steve/Loki that deals with Steve’s issues after having lost everyone he knows and having come back into a completely new world. There’s so much angst for both of them, and the series does a lot of things that I haven’t seen too much of.
Quorum by sparklyslug: I love the writing and the AU setting and the way the story of Thor is incorporated so smoothly into this world. The characterization is excellent and it was one of the first frostiron fics I read, and remains one of the reasons why I ship it.
Remember This Cold series by veliseraptor: One of the reasons why I ship Steve/Loki, a fantastic and angst-filled (in a good way because I love angst) look at Loki’s relationship with Steve, which starts as reluctant friendship and turns into something more.
xE rre by fel-as-in-tumbld: I always like how Fel plays with language, and this fic combines that with angst and there’s so much interesting details about magic and how Loki uses it to interpret the world around him.
you would have to be half-mad to dream me up by lucidbabbles: Mental hospital AU and frostiron that’s beautifully written and I just…I want more.
envelope bones like new skin by Mira_Jade: Loki sacrifices himself for Thor and angst ensues. And it’s awesome. It’s pre-Thor movie, too, which isn’t ordinarily something I read, but I really like what the decision says about Loki and his mindset growing up.
Syrgja by Lady Charity: The ultimate Loki whump fic. Just, so much angst and Loki hurt and Loki can’t even speak for most of it.
Capturing Starlight by Shi_koi: I like the idea of Loki being slowly driven mad, and then catatonic, by just being left alone for centuries to think. I also, because I like pain, like the idea of Odin’s horribly cruel punishment to lock Loki in a cell where time passes differently than it does everywhere else. It’s not finished, but the lead up to the current point is so good and so full of great character insight for Loki, and I really want to know what happens once Loki wakes up.
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