Recs n Links: 14 Aug through 27 Aug

  • hey_legousa: Magneto: Gangster Rapper:So most of this stems from my pet interest in the formation of masculine identities within oppressed communities. Also I’ve been mulling over the many and different ways the X-Men universe multiverse would be different if it didn’t just pay lip-service to progressivism and Did The Research(TM)[1] so that the text could intelligently engage in dialogue with the real-life histories and social movements that it’s supposed to be emulating and honoring.[2]

    Anyway, the Brotherhood. It’s great! And it’s such an awesome way to talk about intersectionality. It puts me in the mind of nationalistic phrases like the French motto “liberté, égalité, fraternité”.

    18 Aug: x-men meta.any_fandom

  • PragmaticHominid: Just Like Him – X-Men: First Class (2011), X-Men (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]:Erik would learn very quickly that there was no course of action he could take that would not be seen as an invitation to the human-run media to compare him to that vile little Austrian with the absurd facial-hair. It was like a compulsion with them. They could think within no other framework.

    [This builds on the icky implications of X2.]

    15 Aug: x-men gen fanfic racism genocide author.PragmaticHominid rec.all_fanfic

  • smilebackwards: Humane Society [X-men: First Class fic]:Fuck it, Erik thinks, Maybe he’ll feed me. […]

    Erik finds this whole situation rather shaming and would like to go back to being a mutant rights activist in a world that mostly doesn’t yet know mutants exist. He doesn’t care how blue Charles’ eyes are or how good the Gravy Loversâ„¢ Ocean Whitefish & Tuna Feast In Sautéed Seafood Flavor Gravy smells.

    [In which Erik gets turned into a kitten and is adopted by an entirely human Charles.]

    14 Aug: x-men fanfic slash charles/erik crackfic author.smilebackwards rec.all_fanfic rec.flawless