More of Dave’s Fan Fiction picks
Well once again, its been a while. There are a few really exciting fan fictions stories I want to talk about, so let’s do it!
I’m not going to complain this time about how slow things have been on the fan fiction front, not a word. You won’t hear it from me. No talk at all about slow up dates. Promise.
Actually I sort of mean it, because there has been some exciting activity lately. After the jump, the usual mix of oldies and new picks by yours truly…
More and more, when I do these posts, finding an older favorite that I haven’t talked about yet seems like quite the challenge. But then every time I try, I find something wonderful that I can’t believe I haven’t brought up yet. So without further ado I want to tell you all about an awesome two-part story by Timewalker05. This is two different entries on my favorites list but it really is one single story; “Chuck Versus A Normal Life” and “Chuck Versus The Decision“. Normal Life begins with Chuck waking up one day to discover he is living the normal life he always dreamed of. The bad of that is he’s working in a dead end job at Buy More; the good news is he’s dating underachieving yogurt server Sarah Walker. I’m not giving anything away to tell you Chuck is in a coma struggling to find his way back to reality (that detail is made plain at the tail end of chapter one). Comatose Chuck does remember the spy life, which causes him much confusion as no one around him knows anything about it. In addition, he’s torn between having a happy simple life he’s dreamed of and knowing he should be doing something important. Chuck’s “normal” life is a source of some humor in the story, while the real struggle underneath is quite exciting. The “B” story is Sarah’s vigil at Chuck’s bedside as she wrestles with duty and emotion. Sarah’s tale gets quite intense by the end, and she reaches a decision of sorts…
But then Chuck wakes up. “Decision” is the more intense and serious of the two stories. Apparently waking from a coma brings quite a few issues of its own! And Sarah discovers its one thing to realize some truths, and another entirely to make actual changes in your life. Timewalker introduces one of the more vile villains in the Chuckiverse to add real peril to the main characters’ internal issues and Chuck’s lengthy rehab. Unlike the first story, Sarah is the main player in Decision; although both characters are important and well written in both stories. The story’s climax is delivered in two waves as fits the dual challenges of the story; both parts are among the best chapters I’ve ever read in fan faction (chapters 10b and 12a are epic!).
Many of you may already be familiar with Timewalker’s work, he also wrote Buy More Bomber and participated in the huge Author’s Intersect project that are also on my favorites list. Normal Life and Decision together are fairly long (Decision is the far longer of the two) and would take a few days to read. I would rate both stories PG-13 just for some very difficult issues and decisions facing both main characters.
There has been a lot of very exciting new work these last few weeks too. “Chuck vs The Sound of Music” is among the best of the best and should have the concluding chapter up later this week.
NinjaVanish is nearing the end on both of his ongoing stories “Chuck vs The Frontier” and “Chuck vs The Sunken Treasure“; these are both action heavy AUs, which as a bit of a curiosity, feature one of the most dangerous and one of the least dangerous versions of Sarah Walker (uh, not that you’d really want to mess with either version; just one of them isn’t a trained killer!) in the Chuckiverse.
Regular commenter at this site, Nervert, recently posted three very exciting chapters in his excellent “The Revenge of the Bartowski“. We seem to be approaching the end, so next time he speaks up here be sure to tell him to get back to writing!
CostasTT just finished “Chuck vs the Other Super Spy” which is a good time and a fast read.
Uplink2’s “Chuck vs Life, Love and Lies” has been updating regularly and has been a lot of fun. He just completed “Act I” which featured teamB finally being reunited. Let’s hope he finds the time to keep this tale ongoing!
That will do for now. Look’s like we may not have any more lengthy breaks until the end Chuck. I’m not sure what impact that may have on my fan fiction updates, hopefully there will be time for a couple more.