My tastes have not changed at all in the interim, obviously. I am deeply, horribly in love with Marisa Tomei!May Parker. The movie made her an interesting woman full of life instead of a sweet, grandmother shaped cardboard cutout. And there must be so much going on in her brain during Peter's transition to spiderhood - it's not just her adopted son being out late at night, it's that he's sneaking out and lying to her less than a year after her husband was murdered in the street.
In fact, the more I think about it, the more I am highly skeptical she never found the spider suit. I mean, worried American parent + kid recovering from traumatic event + kid disappearing and coming home wounded = I suspect Kid is in a gang and/or involved with drugs. I guarantee you she has ransacked his room at least once looking for drug paraphernalia. And the ceiling hatch is such an obvious hiding spot!
Interestingly, this is not my rarest rarepair fic. That honor still belongs to the Rita Sue/Jonesy fic I wrote for Carnivale fandom, which to this day remains an n of 1.
The Second Time Around (5154 words) by merisunshine36
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America (Movies), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: May Parker (Spider-Man)/Tony Stark
Characters: May Parker (Spider-Man), Tony Stark
Additional Tags: teenage summer love, Grief/Mourning, Past Relationship(s), Background Character Death, Older Characters, Shameless Smut, Consensual Underage Sex, Lies, no infidelity
This isn't the first time Tony and May have met. It's not even the first time they've been in each other's pants.
* Both platonic and romantic relationships count for this - eee.
|Yuuri K/Minami||Phichit/Leo||Otabek/Yuri P||Yuuri K/Victor||Michele/Emil|
|Chris/Yuuri K||Yuuri K/Yuri P||Phichit/Yuuri K||Mila/Victor||Otabek/Victor|
|Leo/Guang-Hong||Minami/Yuri P||Emil/Sara||Seung Gil/JJ||Leo/JJ|
I sort of wish that I felt compelled to write Wonder Woman (2017) fic, or something in Mad Max: Fury Road, or even to continue on from the one story I started in The Martian fandom... but I think I'm mostly just content to reblog fanart and picspam and write a bit of meta in Wonder Woman tumblr about what a great story it is. I have no fic ideas, or no prolonged ones-- I think in large part because I feel like there are no "gaps" in the stories as told on screen. There are no significant plot holes, underdeveloped characters, or dissatisfying endings that I feel compelled to fix, and it's interesting to decide that that's why I write.
MMFR generated a lot of wonderful stories, and so did The Martian. I haven't stepped foot in any of the WW fic tags, and haven't been curious to. I guess I don't want to spoil the enjoyment of the movies qua movies because I was so thrilled walking away from them on first viewing that I don't want to go back and purposefully run a critical eye over things to try to find problems I'd then want to write about to fix. All three movies have wonderful, wonderful world-building, though, and I am very happy for the people for whom those stories have created a playground to write next chapters or what-ifs. For my part, though, I don't want to poke at the canon too hard.
I even haven't gone back and watched Star Trek Beyond-- it was so very good, compared to Into Darkness and even the first movie that I don't want to find out I was wearing rosy-colored goggles and missed some real problems; which made me realize that not long ago I was recommending two books ("A Country Year," Sue Hubbell, and "A Month in the Country," J.L. Carr) to someone going through her own divorce/midlife crisis-- but I also haven't reread those books since the first time I read them and they saved my life.
I probably should talk about this with my therapist, hmm? Being afraid to make things up on my own, or re-embrace something important and meaningful because I am afraid I will just mess it up again? Urgh, fandom, this is why you're a problem. You make me think too much.
And there’s no remedy for memory
Your face is like a melody
It won’t leave my head …
— Lana Del Rey, “Dark Paradise”
P.S. While you’re at it, may I suggest you try the other stories in the issue? I am personally very fond of “Oscars on the Rue Jules Verne.”