Let the Minion Speak....
I want to get my feet wet and mention three fics that have not gotten a lot of attention. More after the break…
First off, is a new one out by Chuckfan56 of The Inevitability of Life fame. He has a straightforward approach in writing that helps in his latest fic, Chuck vs Fringe Science. He is doing a Chuck heavy crossover of Chuck and Fringe, in which he deals with the train wreck of Chuck’s season 3 head-on. The story begins with Chuck in a coma: he has to come out of in 72 hours or the government will pull the plug, I don’t think I’m spoiling anything by saying Sarah goes into the tank and they will have what I’m sure will be an interesting chat. I know in the past the author has thought both characters share the blame for season 3 canon, so I feel confident recommending it.
Next up is a twist on an old story for Chuck fanfiction. The Sarah leaves fic, but this time Chuck leaves. In Chuck: Recalled to Life by Grey Alchemist, Chuck runs away. Eight years later he returns to a whole new Burbank. A lot of these have been done—Chuck versus the Second Chance, The Stocking, etc. This story goes in a different direction. The years have not been kind to Casey and Sarah, but Sarah has come to grips with her life. Chuck is broken. While this isn’t a “Cave of Angst” as quistie64 might say, it isn’t sugar-coated fluff either. His last chapter shows growth, but not easy resolution. This story is yet more proof that if one of the characters is put through the ringer, it takes a few chapters to usually recover. For examples, see Fates, DA, A Common Spy Problem, Walkers Eleven, or even Chuck vs his Heritage (shameless plug).
Finally, a story that maybe not a lot of you have read: Chuck vs. the Alpha Version by PJ Murphy. It is an alt-canon story that has a well-developed new character, Jimmy Slade. PJ writes a pretty good action yarn. Team B saves this unique guy who turns out to have a secret. I really enjoy PJ’s action as well as how he writes the character interactions. Of course, this is a pre-season three fic so no Shaw or Prague in sight. A nice fun read.
So there you have it three fun fics. I want to thank ChuckThis for starting my fascination with Fanfic in particular. ATCDave thanks for getting me hopelessly addicted.
Before I go, please read the last chapter of Sound of Music. It’s nearly a textbook example how less dialogue can mean so much more.
- BDaddyDL, the newest minion (besides Starlin Shoes) at Castle Inanity