Oneshot Luck of the Draw by Kryal - T - Miraculous Ladybug

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  1. Nemrut

    Nemrut The Black Mage Prestige

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    Title: Luck of the Draw
    Author: Kryal
    Rating: T
    Genre: Gen
    Status: Complete
    Length: 1339
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    Link: Ao3 ff.net

    Don't think we have many Ladybug stories on DLP yet, haven't delved that far into the fandom yet and waiting for season 2 to come out on German Netflix before I truly dive into the pool there but from what I found the stories seem to be pretty good.

    This one was the best I have seen so far. I really love one-shots like this, when the author is able to spin concepts and hooks into compelling and thoughtful stories that just resonate. I honestly kept thinking about this story from time to time. The take on the magic and the people behind the masks over the course of centuries was fascinating and I really appreciate the thought and imagination the author put into this. It's short but very poignant. A/Ns can be hit or miss but this one was very much a hit and I would read actual essays by her. Same author who wrote that Stargate and ATLA crossover, btw.

    So yeah, 5/5, must read if you like Miraculous Ladybug. Not sure how much you'd get out of this if you don't know the source material, I think you should at least be somewhat aware of it but you don't need to have watched every episode or anything.
     
  2. TheWiseTomato

    TheWiseTomato Tactical Tomato DLP Supporter

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    I remember reading this a ways back. Very interesting way of looking at their luck, and how it might affect their character. Solidly written. 3.5/5 from me.
     
  3. CareOtters

    CareOtters Minister of Magic DLP Supporter

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    As a stranger to the fandom, I didn't really follow this too well. The writing was okay, for the most part, but it honestly felt like a character study author's note - the perfect segue into the way that an a/n comprised a full third of this fic's length. It seemed insightful and was an engaging read, but would have been better suited to a forum post than a fanfic tbh.

    3/5
     
  4. Download

    Download Supreme Mugwump DLP Supporter

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    Kryal's work on ML has been pretty disappointing so far. I'd give her (?) Avengers/ML fic a better score than this and I really hate the backstory written for that. That said, I don't think I should rate.