Nov. 14th, 2016

sholio: Cisco from The Flash with hand out (Flash-Cisco)
The Flash is totally my happy place right now. It's utterly ridiculous, but it's just such a gloriously sweet show, and a breath of fresh air in a landscape of grimdark superhero and action shows. The characters are such darling little rays of sunshine. They hug! They talk out their feelings! They hang out in each other's space and cohabit and have family holidays together! The main character is an emotional over-sharer who plays peacemaker with his friends and adores being a superhero in a bouncy-puppy kind of way. The only member of the group who doesn't start out as a sweet-natured, huggy ray of sunshine is a grim, gun-toting lone wolf who BECOMES a ray of sunshine (a snarky ray of sunshine, and somewhat against his will) after the rest of these darlings adopt him.

It's just the sweetest show, it really is. There are group hugs, characters having Friendship Talks, and some of the healthiest parent-child relationships I can remember seeing recently on TV. (For anyone who bounced off season one BECAUSE of the parent-child relationships, that gets a lot better later, and so does the romantic angst once they stop trying to do a love triangle with endless pining.)

I had a lot of trouble getting into season one, so for me, the show takes off in season two. If you also bounced off early season one, as I did, I can suggest alternate episodes to start with!
sholio: Cisco from The Flash with hand out (Flash-Cisco)
I haven't read a whole lot in this fandom so far, but here are a few fics I've found and enjoyed. Most take place in season two, and all are gen.

First of all, I recommend [archiveofourown.org profile] icarus_chained. I've also enjoyed a lot of their LoT and MCU fic, and they write great Flash fic as well -- introspective character stuff, usually with h/c. I'm still working my way through their Flash stories, but here are my favorites so far:

Circling the Wagons - 2x22 tag, with tired collapsing and protective dads and platonic bed-sharing. Apparently this is a fandom in which I just want basically all the cuddling and family-bonding warmth.

Once More Unto - Cisco's thoughts on Harry. Sweet character study. Set at some indeterminate point in late season two when they're all about to die for the umpteenth time.


Other fics:

Mirror, Mirror - early season two Iris POV, including Iris bonding with Linda Park, and her outside POV on Harry.

Retreat - late-season-two era team does a team-bonding retreat out in the countryside. Very cute and fluffy.

Turnover - Harry teaches Barry to run faster by trying to improve his basic running form instead of using gimmicks as the show does. Adorable team bonding ensues. (Nitpicker's note: some recurring grammatical errors.)

The Blanket Fort - Jesse is feeling lonely on Earth-1, so Cisco helps her make a blanket fort. Just as adorable as it sounds, especially when Harry and Caitlin get involved.
sholio: (WhiteCollar-Hard Sell Peter Neal)
The Fall Fest at [livejournal.com profile] collarcorner (patterned after Fandom Stocking) is done and all the gifts are revealed! You can check it out at the LJ community or the AO3 community (note: the AO3 collection doesn't have everything; most of the shorter ficlets, art, etc are at the LJ community posts only).

I wrote the following gifts:

Sweet Escape - Elizabeth takes over Neal's bakery after his "death."

Wings So Bright - Neal wingfic, also for my h/c bingo "wings" square. Neal's favorite memory from his early childhood was going flying with his mother; he didn't yet know that no one else could see her wings.

Happy Paws - Having found out that the FBI agent chasing him has a puppy, Neal can't resist trying to make friends with it.

Three Restaurants - Three times Sara and Peter had lunch or dinner together, from pre- to post-series.

Harvest Moon - Alex character study.

Untitled Peter & Neal ficlet for the prompt "near miss."


And I also have some great stuff in my treat basket - art, fics, a fic cover and more!
sholio: Harry from The Flash looking cute (Flash-Harry)
Everything is still Flash around here. I wanted a Harry icon and I couldn't find any that I liked, so I made some.

Preview:



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