Marvel FanFiction Review

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Name: marvelfanrecs
Date(s): October 2017-
Submissions: Yes
Type: Reviews, Recs
Fandom: Marvel Comics, MCU, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Daredevil (TV), X-Men: First Class, X-Men Movieverse
Scope: Reviews of Marvel Fanfiction
URL: https://marvelfanrecs.tumblr.com/
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Marvel FanFiction Review is a tumblr blog that collects submission of fanfiction reviews. The blog is mostly inactive, due to mod loss, but remains up in a semi-archived manner.[1] The blog offers a template for formatting reviews. Before activity on the blog started to taper off, Marvel FanFiction Review offered weekly round-ups of fic recs and a call for Holiday themed fanfiction recommendations in December 2017.

The byline reads:

"Reviews for fans, by fans, about fanfic"

Review Style Manual

Each review submission requires a title, author's name, link, ship, rating (based on the AO3 rating scale), major tags, a summary of the work, a reviewer's name, and the review itself.

Additionally, the moderators ask that:

"for explicit fics, please do not include quotes that have explicit material in them, we want to keep our blog friendly for everyone!"[2]
"Major character death, non-con/rape, explicit sexual content, MUST BE TAGGED"[2]

For the reviews themselves:

"Your review should be at least two or three paragraphs. You can include quotes, but nothing sexually explicit, please. You can mention problematic elements to the fic, but keep this as a helpful review. Our ideas and goals are to promote fic we love, not to hurt anyone’s feelings. If you’re going to say something negative “This fic would have greatly benefited by spellcheck” make sure you say at least 2 nice things. Overly negative reviews will not be published."[2]

Popular Posts

"At a quick glance, the Marvel fandom is huge; over 300,000 fics on A03 alone! It can be really hard to navigate something that big, even if you’re narrowing it down to one or two favorite ‘ships. Rec lists help, but sometimes even those lists can seem overwhelming. We can help you! And you can help us!"
"All in all, FOCUS YOUR EMOTIONS/REACTIONS, not the story. I know this is kinda hard, but you got this!
"This is probably one of my favorite fanfics of all time. I read it at least once a month and it has a permanent tab open in my browser.

It is a Tony/Steve/Bucky fic. Almost a soulmate fic, but the marks that appear are flowers indicating significant events in your life. You are born with one flower, your heart flower, that represents who you are. Tony’s is a clump of yarrow blossoms, meaning war. So from birth, his life is filled with angst. Soul searing angst."

References

  1. ^ Response to tumblr ask by mailorderfictionalcharacter, archive link (Accessed June 6, 2020)
  2. ^ a b c Review Style Manual, Archived version (Accessed June 9, 2020)