Fan Fiction Reviews By EH

Out of the Loop by RubyLadybug

Out of the Loop by RubyLadybug

Site: Fanfiction.Net

Genre: TV Shows

Fandom: Misfits (or Misfits, 2009)

Rating: T

Word Count: 89,101 and counting

Ship: Simon/Alisha

Warning: Not much of one, it’s rated T.

So, as I announced a few days ago, I’ve recently decided to check out Misfits fanfiction. I am currently on a Simon/Alisha trip, although I think that I should eventually check out some Nathan/Simon fics because it was teased a bit in the show. Curtis is apparently able to date anybody, and, as much as I loved the implied Nathan/Kelly, I was fine with them staying friends. All in all, I can say that this fandom’s fanfiction – what I’ve seen of it – is pretty okay. Everything in the M rating seemed good enough to not have to be erased from my history, so that I wouldn’t fall into the good summary-horrible story trap that many fanfics seem to turn out to be.

Unfortunately, a lot of the Misfits fanfictions that I have read seem to love to lift scenes, scenarios and dialogue from the show. That’s entirely fine in small doses, but why would I want to read a fanfic that rehashes, scene for scene, Alisha and Simon’s relationship, as shown on my television? No, that’s not what I’m here for.

The problem with Alisha and Simon’s relationship is that it is an infinite loop of her dying, him traveling back in time to save her, her falling in love with future him, future him dying, her falling in love with current him, current him falling in love with her, them dating, her dying, him going back in time to save her. That’s cool and all, but how many times do I really need to have this story told? I like a good Alisha/Simon sex scene as much as the next fan, but I’d love to see them come out of this infinite loop.

In this story (finally, I know), the author begins at Alisha’s and Simon’s deaths and transports them back to the night of Curtis’s arrest (which is something like a year before Alisha’s death). With their memories still intact, they meetup and form plans to break the infinite loop that was their love life.

If Misfits ever needed a season where stuff actually worked out, this would be it.

This was honestly the Misfits fanfic that I was looking for. It’s technically AU because it’s a new timeline; their powers aren’t the same because Simon and Alisha (having lived those lives already) have become different people; there are new villains and scenarios – less dead probation workers. Lots of character growth and exploration, and Jamie might live – Lord knows I want him to.

Honestly, it is a very well done piece. And what’s really awesome is that the author is using a lot tidbits dropped in the shows webisodes, twitter and tumblr personalities. She’s a dedicated fan writing a truly great fanfiction. I love it.

If I had a rating system, I’d give this one 4.5 to 5 stars. Unfortunately, I don’t have one, but I wouldn’t be recommending this fanfic if I didn’t think it was worth the read.

It is, so go read it.

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