If you don't follow me over on AO3 or Fanfiction.net (why NOT?), I just posted a Labyrinth fandom one-shot yesterday. It's about 10K words and a pretty complete read on its own, though I might give it a sequel eventually. I brain vomited it out a couple of weekends ago after reading almost every single Labyrinth fanfic I could find and realizing a couple of things that drive me crazy about my first fandom:
1. Labyrinth fans, for some odd reason, write Hoggle like he lives in the Bronx or Jersey. Seriously, every single time I read Hoggle dialogue where he says "yous" instead of "you" I want to punch something.
2. Some Labyrinth fans really, really romanticize abusive relationships. They love to write Jareth as if he's been in love with Sarah since she was fourteen years old, when he spent a grand total of mmmaaaaaybe an hour in her presence. But that's obviously enough to justify him stalking her and being creepy and manipulative. And of course in the end Sarah usually rewards him by falling in love with him in spite of, and sometimes (revoltingly) because of, all of that.
Obviously, I'm not a fan of those sorts of stories.
Because ... ew.
So I wrote Monsters, as a break from the long multi-chapter fanfic I've been working on, as a sort of antidote. I don't want to give away the ending or anything, but if you're a Labyrinth fan who HATES the abusive Jareth trope, I think you'll dig it.
You can find it here:
Comments are always appreciated, of course.( Collapse )