Multifandom fic recs (Disney, Muppets, Animorphs, Murderbot)

  • Aladdin | Aladdin/Jasmine, Rajah | G | The Tigers Have Spoken
    Rajah plants himself in the middle of the doorway. He is a solid barrier, but he is also ready to move, should the boy decide to try any of his idiot cleverness. He knows the boy can tell.
    series:aladdin,pairing:aladdin_jasmine,trope:outsider.pov,fic:one-shot

  • The Murderbot Diaries | Murderbot, daemon, team | G | Sense of Self
    Humans and augmented humans tend to assume that constructs have daemons because we straddle the line between true sentience and a bunch of pre-programmed subroutines mindlessly following orders (not that humans are as clearly on one side of that line as they like to think), but it has nothing to do with intelligence levels. It’s just that we have a lot of organic parts mostly made from human genetic material, and where you have life composed of human DNA, you eventually get a daemon.
    series:his dark materials,series:murderbot diaries,genfic,fic:one-shot
  • The Murderbot Diaries | Murderbot, Mensah, Amena, Three | G | Memory
    “All I’m saying is, Aoide is making some choices that you would never consider making for yourself, and maybe you find it difficult to be supportive. But that doesn’t make those choices wrong. And I think you would make it happy by showing a little interest.”
    series:murderbot diaries,genfic,fic:one-shot,trope:kidfic
  • The Murderbot Diaries | OCs | T | Freedom
    Freedom doesn’t like its crew.

    That is probably not a very good thing, considering its function is to protect their lives at every cost. But they simply do not strike it as very nice people.
    series:murderbot diaries,genfic,fic:one-shot

  • The Murderbot Diaries | Three, Amena, Ratthi, kids | G | Three Hugs for Three
    Why didn’t you send me back to Barish-Estranza? Or just leave me on the planet? What should I be doing? Why do you trust me enough to sit here this close to me? Why did you come in here? Why did SecUnit tag you ‘my human friend’ in the files it sent me? And why did you just call me friend?
    genfic,series:murderbot diaries,fic:one-shot,fic:five times,trope:outsider.pov

I put all the nice links in the back half of the post (tech, grifting, COVID, economic boosts, and more)

Things to worry about:

June 12: “In 2016, Gun Violence Archive recorded that 241 people were shot and killed or wounded in a road rage incident; so far this year, as of June 7, that number is 212, the analysis found. ‘I don’t think we quite realized how dramatic the change was going to be.’

“Customers trying to avoid online delivery platforms like Grubhub by calling restaurants directly might be dialing phone numbers generated and advertised by those very platforms — for which restaurants are charged fees that can sometimes exceed the income the order generates.

Magie filed a legal claim for her Landlord’s Game in 1903, more than three decades before Parker Brothers began manufacturing Monopoly. She actually designed the game as a protest against the big monopolists of her time — people like Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller. […] And yet it was the monopolist version of the game that caught on, with Darrow claiming a version of it as his own and selling it to Parker Brothers. While Darrow made millions and struck an agreement that ensured he would receive royalties, Magie’s income for her creation was reported to be a mere $500. ”

“What do you mean ‘text’? There’s obviously some math text on the blackboard on the right, just like there’s obviously a woman covering almost half of the photograph. Is that woman invisible? Why?” When neural nets try to auto-detect what’s in an image…and what kinds of things they miss.

The Onion, in “this isn’t even a joke”: “Promising to let him know as soon as something becomes available, nurse Janae Howager informed a man having a heart attack Thursday that there was about an hour wait until the next Covid-19 patient died.”

Things to make you smile:

“Despite being lauded by some of the right-wing media’s leading figures, though, the Freedom Phone’s buyers could be getting less than they expect for its $500 price tag. That’s because the Freedom Phone appears to be merely a more expensive rebranding of a budget Chinese phone available elsewhere for a fraction of the Freedom Phone’s price.” But hey, influencers get referral codes, so when their followers buy the phones they get a $50 cut. It’s grifters all the way down.

February 25: “The lawyers working to reunite immigrant parents and children separated by the Trump administration reported Wednesday that they have found the parents of 105 children in the past month.” And that was just the Biden administration’s first month.

““We both started writing grants,” Dr. Weissman said. “We didn’t get most of them. People were not interested in mRNA. The people who reviewed the grants said mRNA will not be a good therapeutic, so don’t bother.’”” (There’s a happy ending! It’s the research that led to the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccines.)

“A New York City pilot program that dispatches mental health specialists and paramedics instead of police for certain nonviolent emergency calls has resulted in more people accepting assistance and fewer people sent to the hospital, early data shows.” Don’t send cops to do non-cop jobs! It works!

Cash transfers have arguably the strongest existing evidence base among anti-poverty tools, with dozens of high-quality evaluations of cash transfer programs spanning Africa, Asia, and Latin America and including both unconditional and conditional cash transfer. These studies include many randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and also include studies that measured impacts 4–5 years out,1,2 evidence which exists for hardly any other interventions.”

The Onion again: “Deeming the move unfortunate but necessary to keep his fledgling Silicon Valley dream alive, CEO Jason Ipser told reporters Tuesday that his struggling tech company was almost desperate enough to start making an actual product.

Multifandom fic recs (Calvin & Hobbes, Buffy, Jeeves & Wooster, Good Omens, Murderbot, Yuri on Ice, Bojack Horseman, FMA)

  • The Murderbot Diaries | Ratthi, Murderbot | T | Stumble
    “I didn’t want to be on the platform anymore,” SecUnit said. Its voice was soft, but there was an undertone of frustration. Ratthi frowned. He could sympathize with not wanting to be stuck in one spot, and SecUnit seemed more prone to fidgeting now that it didn’t have to hide. “But I kind of forgot how to walk.”
    series:murderbot diaries,genfic,fic:one-shot,trope:hurt-comfort
  • Yuri!!! on Ice, Fullmetal Alchemist | Yuuri/Viktor, Otabek/Ed, Al, ensemble | T | Trust Me, I’m an Alchemist
    In which Yuri Plisetsky began life with the name Edward Elric, and this has made the world of figure skating a significantly stranger and more alarming place.

    “Are you saying you lived a life of crime before you began skating?”
    “I’m gonna have to check the statute of limitations on a couple things and get back to you on that.”
    series:fullmetal alchemist,pairing:yuuri_viktor,series:yuri!!! on ice,pairing:otabek_ed,crossover,fic:chaptered,amazing

Multifandom fic recs (Star Trek, Doctor Who, SCP Foundation, DC, Marvel, Murderbot, Imperial Radch)

  • Star Trek: Enterprise | Archer/T’Pol, crew | T | Best First Contact Ever
    “Captain, I apologize for interrupting you and the councilwoman during the social engagement. I did not want the council to … misunderstand your relationship with her. It would have been inappropriate for you to engage in anything further with her.”
    series:star trek,pairing:archer_tpol,fic:chaptered,!work.in.progress
  • Captain America | Steve/Bucky, ensemble | M | Ain’t No Grave (Can Keep My Body Down)
    The front of the card has a tasteful picture of the Brooklyn bridge at sunset. It’s very nice and sedate, like the kind of card you would buy to give to your boss. On the inside someone has written a short message in big, shaky block letters.

    I AM SORRY FOR SHOOTING YOU.
    series:marvel comics,pairing:steve_bucky,fic:epic,trope:trauma,trope:amnesia,trope:hurt-comfort

  • Marvel | Loki & Kamala Khan | T | Superhero RPF
    Kamala is a popular fic writer in the superhero RPF fandom, known for her rather surreal take on what the Avengers do. Loki is a BNF, known for his wank and not-sure-if-trollfic in Game of Thrones fandom. He decides to see what this superhero business is all about. Friendship ensues.
    series:marvel comics,genfic,fic:chaptered,trope:writers
  • The Murderbot Diaries, Marvel | Murderbot, Mensah | G | huh
    Mensah’s voice was soft, though not in fear. I watched her hold the thing by what looked like the handle. My search turned up information saying the closest thing was a kind of hammer, but it was unlike any hammer I’d ever seen before.
    fic:one-shot,series:murderbot diaries,series:marvel comics,genfic,crossover

Multifandom works roundup, 8/16 (Beetlejuice, DuckTales, Genshin Impact, MCU, and more)

But I’m A Cat Person
But I’m A Masked Person (wallpaper | Timothy, Miranda, Bianca, Sparrow, Jany | worksafe)
Take Me To Her II (wallpaper | Sparrow | worksafe)

Leif & Thorn
Language lineup (comic | Marula, Hermosa, Dexie, Delphinium, Woman in Black, Pascentia, cat | G)
Leif-Thorn-Kale fusion – Celestine (art | gem!Leif/Thorn, Kale | worksafe)
Tamaputian Height Chart (art | Mata, Pato, Pania, Atarangi, Kallie, Kiki, Kahu, Paikea | mild NSFW)

Beetlejuice
Waltzing Lydia (art | Lydia/Beetlejuice | worksafe)

DuckTales
DelPad (art | Launchpad/Della | worksafe)

Genshin Impact
Aelumi (art | Aether/Lumine | worksafe)

Marvel Cinematic Universe
Sylki spin (art | Sylvie/Loki, Sylvie/Loki, Loki/Sylvie, Loki/Sylvie | worksafe)

General/Miscellaneous
Magical Velin (commissioned art, worksafe)
Allende (commissioned art, worksafe)

This Week in But I’m A Cat Person:
Annotating chapter 6, trying to remember where the lamp in Sparrow’s room was inspired from.

This Week in Leif & Thorn:
Dex poses as an undercover agent of United Islands Fish & Wildlife. The fact that they don’t know much about fish or wildlife isn’t going to stop them…