Surprise, Surprise; I know its been a while, but I’m still reading at least a little fan fiction. And I figure since its been quite a while, I could find a few things to recommend. Especially with another holiday season on us, there’s always some Chuck Christmas stories worth reading.
After the jump, a few new treats and recommendations.
The sad reality is, many of us seem to have moved on to other interests (any one check out planedave.net yet?). Traffic and discussion at this site is way down. But maybe we’re finding a new more relaxed pace? Slower has never meant zero, and I’m sure I’m not the only here who still looks forward to checking in here to see if anyone has anything interesting to say. Fan Fiction as similarly slowed down. And a lot of what’s new has been much darker than I care for. Very slim pickings. But like Chuck This; slim in fan fiction has not meant nothing. So let me share a couple of my findings.
The main new story I’ve found is the latest by CostasTT. This is “Chuck vs The Forgetful Spy“. This front loads the amnesia into the story; Chuck first finds a badly injured Sarah washed ashore on the beach. He gets her to the hospital where she recovers, but has no memory of who she is. So far we’re only four chapters in, and its been pretty interesting as Chuck and Ellie have helped this stranger try to track down anything about who she was. Those familiar with Costas will know he writes fast paced, fun adventures, usually with minimal angst. He also faithfully updates ever Saturday and always finishes what he starts (!). So the prognosis is good for a complete and fun adventure here. Costas writing is usually PG-13.
In that last post I also recommended “Chuck Takes a Stand” by Nomadic Nerd which has also continued to update.
Moving on to some Christmas stories I suppose the biggest news has to be a couple of updates this year on KateMcK’s terrific “It’s a Wonderful Cover Life“. After only one update a year for a couple years she seems to have found some renewed passion, with three new chapters this year, including some fun and interesting twists. I hope we see one or two more this month (!), but expect another couple years before this is finished.
On a similar note, Altonish posted a new chapter of “Another Stocking“. This is not tagged complete yet, but it currently stops at a nice enough place. Maybe that’s all we can ask for this year?
I’ll finish with a quick mention of my two favorite complete Christmas stories. The first would be “Chuck vs a Grinch, Ground Rules and a Grand Marq” by Jagged1. This is set way back in December of 2009, and assumes a more S2 sort of setting. Its a good time, and fast, funny and sweet tale.
And absolutely don’t miss Mikki13’s “A Chuckmas Carol“! This is one of the very best stories ever written for this fandom. Seriously, I even got my sister, who has never seen a single episode of Chuck to read this story; and she liked it! It is a mash up with A Christmas Carol (no surprises there!) that works very well. It was also written that Christmas right before S3 started. The mood of the fandom was dark then, and this story starts with a Scrooge-like Sarah in an appropriately dark place. But this story is beautiful, inspiring and fun! I challenge anyone to read it and not cry. It may only be five chapters long, but it is pretty lengthy and packed five chapters, allow a couple hours to read it.
As its still early December I expect we’ll see a few more holiday pieces in the next few weeks. I’ll post here if anything really catches my eye.