[Image Description: Tags reading “local man runs from his emotional problems, only to realize that he carries them with him wherever he goes”]The AO3 Tag of the Day is: Mood
Matthias Schoenaerts + best movie looks
Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)
A Bigger Splash (2015)
Le Fidéle (2017)
Frères Ennemis (2018)
can you recommend me some of your favorite book of nile fics?
CAN I. Anon, I have read every single fic in the AO3 Booker/Nile tag with the exception of a handful that will trigger me. I read my faves over and over again. We’re currently at 303 works in the tag, and a handful of them are Joe/Nicky fics with “if you squint” BoN (I still read them, I can’t help myself) but the vast majority of them are AMAZING. Fandom is full of kind and talented people, holy shit.
if you want a slow burn — you’re in luck because this ship SPECIALIZES in slow burn!
First, the triumvirate of Book of Nile Classics. These were the first long fics for this ship and they’re all so unique given they share basically the exact same premise, that Nile and Booker get to know each other slowly through run-ins spread out over years of his exile.
Five Times Booker Broke His Exile and the One Time He Did Not by @sphinx81: The one where they keep running into each other on ops, with the angsty middle chapter where Booker gets deep in his self-hate and calls Nile a clueless child and Nile reasonably tells him to go fuck himself and doesn’t speak to him for years.
everywhere on earth you go (you’re gonna have me) by nondz (pinkjook): The one with the buddy system. This is the only BoN fic that has a podfic as far as I’m aware! You can listen to it over and over and over again! The reader’s voice is so soothing! [Podfic] everywhere on earth you go (you’re gonna have me) by sallysparrow017
The Last Man on Earth by Survivah: The one where Booker doesn’t show up in London when his exile’s up, so Nile tracks him down, they get stuck in a broken elevator, and she gives him a medium sell.
if you want an AU
if you want porn
if you want angst
if you want fluff
lmao joe and nicky are literally the only immortals in TOG *WITHOUT* a flashback to their past and you are resenting a few minutes being spent on that in the sequel that will ENTIRELY revolve around andy and quynh's relationship? just say you hate gay men and go.
If we’re gonna make assumption (like me hating gay men) then I’m gonna assume you don’t have any reading comprehension dear anon.
Because in those tags I never said I hate Joe and Nicky, and I think the content I post makes that clear. I just said a flashback of them would serve nothing in the movie, plot wise. Like I said, we know everything we need to know for Joe and Nicky: they met in a war killing each other, now they love each other, a flashback would be nice but ultimately unnecessary for the story. Like it or not, they are side characters in the movie, not the mains (even though the fandom seems to forget that). They serve as a foil to Andy and Booker to show the happy side of immortality. That’s it. The main arcs are Nile becoming immortal and Andy finding a purpose. And that movie won’t be ENTIRELY about Andy and Quynh, Nile will have an important part in it, GPB made that clear because again. She’s the main character along with Andy.
I’m not against a backstory for them, if anything I would make finding scenes for gifs easier but there would be no time. Either the flashback is short and shitty or it takes up time for more important things like Nile fitting in the team and grieving her old life, Andy accepting her mortality, Quynh coming back from her 500 years in the sea and her plot, Andy and Quynh reunion yes but also Quynh’s reunion with the entire team. Plus Booker’s semi redemption if they follow the comics.
And yes, I am also resenting a hypothetical flashback because I just know the fandom will focus on that and ignore everything about Nile and Andy which. You know. Are the main characters in that story.