Music & More Challenge
6.) RA fandom fanfiction that you’ve read the most times
yeah, that’s not exactly an answer but it’s true! I’ve read the Sparkhouse stories the most, with Guy of Gisborne following close behind. Even though they are different stories in different settings, they both hold something in common for me: I like when John/Guy are finally appreciated for who they are.
Most of the Sparkhouse stories start off following a showdown with Andrew. Some of them save him from his demise, some taking Lisa out of the equation completely (I like Lisa, so I’m not always a fan of this approach) but all of them have Carol or another female love interest appreciating John’s loyal and understanding nature. I like No More Ghosts by womblingfree1 the best in this regard. It shows the gentle turning of Carol’s heart over time.
In the Guy of Gisborne universe I like when Marian or another female love interest realizes that Guy not only has deep rooted reasons for behaving the way that he does but that he’s working towards something, not just being a cold-hearted bastard for the fun of it. My favorite in this regard is Grant What I Wish by kleindog. Marian goes through her own form of redemption before helping Guy with his and, again, it’s more of a subtle awakening and appreciation over time.
and the Music question:
the song with the highest play count on your mp3 player
A Stranger Song by Bobby Long
does your heart beat so softly without warning?
does it beat out to the slow pace of the morning?
I love that line, so poetic.
7 thoughts on “Appreciation is Key”
I haven’t read any fanfiction in a while. Thanks for the suggestions! I put the two you recommended in my library. Love your comment on the second picture 🙂
I’ve not read much fanfic lately either. I went crazy when I first joined this fandom and gobbled up a bunch of fanfic but then I backed off a bit. I’ll follow an updating story every now and then (Manna from Heaven is what I’m reading now) but I mostly just randomly click on suggestions and skim through them, choosing to read one all the way through every so often 🙂
Grant What I Wish is a good one! And you may have covered this one, but I love Lady Marian of Gisbourne. It’s pretty short but still good. I don’t think it’s on DF, but certainly is on C19: http://c19.proboards.com/board/141/lady-marian-gisbourne-mysterium07
I also like womblingfree1’s story!
I’ve not read Lady Marian of Gisbourne before but now I have it bookmarked, thanks!
I read “No More Ghosts” a little earlier this evening and now I am caught up in “Grant What I Wish” and can’t stop reading. Darn, they are so good I am going to be so tired at work tomorrow! I absolutely loved the Sparkhouse one…she caught the characters perfectly, even Lisa. (John Stranding is so adorable…I love that character). Thanks for your post tonight!
I’m so glad you’re liking them! “No More Ghosts” is enjoyable to read because it happens in a plausible way. not only are the characters captured perfectly but their resolution is a gradual, solid one. and I like Marian’s backstory in “Grant What I Wish” because it’s different than the norm but fits into the storyline well.
I love how strict the parameters for any believable Sparkhouse story are — it means that the stories tend to be pretty creative.