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Discussion in 'Story Search' started by Invictus, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. Invictus

    Invictus Fourth Champion

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    I finished reading Marvel 1602 and watching Spectacular Spider-Man and I really want to read some good Spidey fics, from any universe (cartoons, games and even the movies). I just read Variant Strain, and wow. What an incredible fic. Any recs?
     
  2. bakkasama

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    Well, I haven't read this one yet (it is on my waiting list along with variant strain) but just like VS it was recommended in the best of other fandoms threat.



    https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9013287/1/Unnoticeable

    Unnoticeable By: FrivolousThoughts As superheroes and super villains are growing in number by the day, Peter Parker is stuck juggling the choice between himself and the other personality occupying his life. Donning the famous red mask, he web-slings his way through a world with exciting opportunities as the wonderful, rather insane and Amazing Spider-Man! Amazing Spider-Man/the Avengers/various Marvel characters!
    Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Humor - Peter P./Spider-Man, Gwen S., Captain America/Steve R., Iron Man/Tony S. - Chapters: 21 - Words: 253,725 - Reviews: 619 - Favs: 1,059 - Follows: 1,103 - Updated: Aug 3 - Published: Feb 15, 2013 - id: 9013287
     
  3. Republic

    Republic The Snow Queen Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Unnoticable was bad and you should feel bad.
     
  4. oakes

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    To be perfectly honest it's the only true spider-man fic that's worth a damn. What did you even dislike about it?
     
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    To be perfectly honest, the writing is fucking terrible.

    I mean, really?

    I'm not going to say other people shouldn't enjoy it, but I personally can't get through the first chapter.
     
  6. Invictus

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    Yeah, my thought exactly. The writing is clunky, akward and simply doesn't work most of the times. It just doesn't flow right. Reading is a chore. Anyone has other recommendation?
     
  7. NuitTombee

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    Well, you've already mentioned Variant Strain. The only other one I enjoyed, that I remember off the top of my head, was Polarity. It's centered on Shocker though, which made me put off reading it for a while.
     
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    Aekiel Angle of Mispeling Prestige DLP Supporter

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    If you haven't read Polarity, you're missing out. Best Spiderman fic I've found, above even Variant Strain.
     
  9. Eyron

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    Does anyone have the sequel for polarity saved?
     
  10. Republic

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    There was little to like. It had nothing particularly good or gripping. I only got as far as chapter 3. The BlackCat interactions put the final nail in the coffin.
     
  11. The Mysterious Nobody

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    There were a few stories by TVfan which were pretty decent. He has the lore down and his writing is enjoyable, albeit passable at best.

    AgentG had a few Spider-man stories too, they were among the most popular ones back in the day, but they haven't aged well.

    Most of the fandom is badly written slash, or authors with decent ideas that either write badly, or abandon the stories a few chapters in for lack of feedback. A pity, really.
     
  12. Frantically Boosted

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    There's a pretty decent Spidey fic on AO3 where Peter gives up being Spiderman and ends up working for Tony after saving him at a bank robbery. I cannot for the life of me remember the name of it.
     
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    Republic The Snow Queen Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Like, completely, or is just a second Thursday again?
     
  14. Iztiak

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    I believe you're thinking of "Tangled Web."

    @Republic Very unlikely that it's permanent, but the story isn't very far in yet.
     
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    Most of the Spider-Man fics I've encountered have been pretty bad. Actually I think the best one has been The Shocker: Legit?, and while that uses a lot of Spider-Man's rogues gallery and side characters, Peter himself is a secondary character. Also it kind of falls apart towards the end as I remember. I did read early parts of Variant Strain, but the Prototype power he had really started to sicken me so I stopped reading.

    There was one I read years ago called Twin Demons. It's a crossover between the Raimi Spider-Man movies and the 2004 Daredevil movie. Also partially uses the 2003 Hulk movie in parts. However at best I'd call it mediocre. If I remember right (and I probably don't) the writing was decent, but the romance angle was sappy and the main villains were Al-Qaeda, which is too topical in my opinion and just makes it feel like one of those "superheroes tackle the front page news!" types of things. I don't necessarily recommend it, but it's there for anyone to see for themselves.
     
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  16. Dellez

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    It's been mentioned, but here's the link: Shocker: Legit? The Shocker tries to become a hero. Unfortunately, he forgets that he's pretty bad at most things. He stumbles into a conspiracy and it all goes whacky at the end. Pretty good.

    I tried reading Unnoticeable. I tried for multiple chapters. I don't remember how many. I don't remember anything about the story other than The Black Cat had beef with Wilson Fisk. Other than that, nada.
    Words of praise if I ever heard any.

    Polarity has been recommended already, and you should read it. It is the single greatest Spider-Man/Marvel work of fanfiction. Shame about the sequel.
     
  17. bakkasama

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    Ok, taking Unnoticeable out of the to read list and adding polarity.
     
  18. Iztiak

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    I decided to re-read The Shocker: Legit, but part 20 seems to have broken for me. Does anyone have a link to another archived version?
     
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    Wow, I've been looking for this fic for years, thanks! :)
     
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