Jan. 16th, 2017

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Day 10

In your own space, share your love for a trope, cliché, kink, motif, or theme. (More than one is okay, too.) Tell us about it, tell us why you love it, give us some examples and recs. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.



Okay so like I absolutely loVE A/B/O. I really really do. I think it has to do with the fact that werewolves are my thing, and the two are very close. I really like the porn aspect, obviously, but also - the casual intimacy, the nuzzling behaviors, the protective instincts and knowing you were valued to your alpha - all of that really presses all my buttons. You can often find that in Sentinel/Guide fics, too - which is also why I'll add a Sherlock and Losers rec that are just amazing.

Another beautiful trope is miscommunication/misunderstandings. I love it when two idiots in love just don't talk to one another. (I love it in my fanfic, and the angst that comes with it - not so much in reality or even in movies I watch, when talking about adults who are supposed to be adults) [Also most Steve/Bucky/Tony stories use this trope and it gets me eVERY TIME]
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Day 11
In your own space, talk about a creator. Show us why you think they are amazing. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


So, I don't know if I talked about this author before. (I mean, in the context of raving; I'm sure I've mentioned them before.) But really, honestly, the person who both influenced my career path into politics and definitely opened my world in terms of slash fanfiction - as a legitimate, okay field to be in, not a dirty secret (which is what I, as a super-religious kid, had seen it as before) - and really sparked my love for AUs is Lightning on the Wave.

This amazing, stunning author put so much goddamned effort into their stories. Like - I can't even believe. They wrote their own Harry Potter books, and I mean that one-hUNDRED PERCENT literally. They had stories that were just as long if not longer than the books, just as intricate and well-crafted as the real series. This is absolutely beautiful. There is nothing I loved better than those stories. I literally went to high school with no sleep at all because I was finishing another chapter of this story.

And the interesting thing is that it's not just politics - it's right and wrong, ethics and morality, light and dark. It's a real discussion into what is really 'evil' and what isn't. It portrays a lot of characters in new light, takes small characters and blows them large. As much as I love Sirius Black, this really turns his story on its head, turns the idea of what is "good" on its head, and I just - if you have hours to devote to this series, I highly recommend it. There is such a wealth and depth in this series - beautiful, Stunning.
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Day 12

In your own space, post a rec for fannish spaces and resources - comms, challenges, twitters, tumblrs, etc. Tell us about where you hang out. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


These are particular challenges and the like that I personally love. :)

(if you haven't figured out how much I love Tony by now...)
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Day 13
In your own space, write about a moment in fandom that meant a lot to you.  Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


A moment in fandom... I mean, there's so many different moments with (surprise, surprise) Tony Stark. But I have to say, the one sticking out to me most is Tony, holding Rhodey on that ground.

If there's one thing I love, more than anything else, it's the family aspect of Tony and Rhodey. It's the way Tony yells at Ant-Man to 'let go of my Rhodey' - it's the way that Rhodey hugged Tony tight to his chest after finding him in that desert. It's the way that Tony and Rhodey stood back-to-back to defeat those drones; the way that they interacted with each other in just a few glances at the congressional hearing. And so to see, in Captain America: Winter Soldier, Rhodey plummeting to the ground, Tony trying to pour on speed to catch him before he hit, Sam also heading for Rhodey, both of them loving this powerful, dedicated man who stood by his convictions.

That one moment - Tony hitting Sam in the gut, dropping him, huddled over Rhodey's still, silent form, staring out into nothing, realizing how much he could lose right now...

I love Tony Stark. I never loved him more than in that moment. That moment is the biggest out of - out of every MCU movie, every moment. That one stands the clearest and brightest in my mind.
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Day 14
Go forth and commit an act of kindness. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it, tell us about it if you’re comfortable doing so.


An act of kindness... well, leaving comments or interacting with people? It's sad to say that I think that's the only way I'm actively kind. I mean, my mom came in with groceries and I did nothing... I can text that fellow teacher, send her that link to those free online resources. Act of kindness.
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Day 15

In your own space, write a love letter to Fandom in general, to a particular fandom, to a trope, a relationship, a character, or to your flist/circle/followers. Share you love and squee as loud as you want to. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so



So. A love letter to fandom. Here goes.

Dear fandom,

And it is all fandom, in general. I mean, from the first dirty stories I started reading, which led me to find X-Men slash fanfic, which led me to try Harry/Draco slash fanfic, which led me to Lightning on the Wave -

Which seriously led me to see that fanfic is, is more than just dirty stories. It isn't something hidden underneath the covers and shameful. I mean, I'm still not going to go crowing to the rooftops I write soft (and hard) core porn - but that there was something more there. It led me to practice my writing, and it improved my creative writing. It helped me better my ideas, hone my plots. The stories I read became a part of me, and I loved it. They taught me more and more about the wider world, and it led me to tumblr, which opened many more doors for me. Became a lot more knowledgeable. A lot more understanding. A lot more aware.

So thank you, fandom. Thank you for all that you've done for me, and for making me a better person, and for giving me my greatest escape. Thank you for introducing me to many different genres, to different plots. For introducing me to many different and amazing and interesting people. Thank you.

~AngeNoir 

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