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Day 06

In your own space, create a list of at least three fannish things you'd love to receive, something you've wanted but were afraid to ask for - a fannish wish-list of sorts. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your wish-list if you feel comfortable doing so. Maybe someone will grant a wish. Check out other people's posts. Maybe you will grant a wish. If any wishes are granted, we'd love it if you link them to this post.


Sweet Christmas, if there was ever a post that I hate to write, this is it. I am not good at asking for things. I don't even ask my husband for things for my birthday/Christmas because I am so bad at it. And this is when he actually asks me what I'd like and I still can't do it!!!

However. I will try.

1. Joe West. Not that I want an actual Joe West, though obviously I would not say no. But he's my favourite on The Flash - not a word of a lie, Jesse is the reason I watched in the first place - and I think mostly because the demographic of the show skews more towards the Barry/Iris/Cisco age group, most of the fandom doesn't seem to be as interested in him. (Yes, this is my way of saying I am old. Certainly fandom old). I need more fandom stuff related to him. Now I ship him with Caitlin which, of course, is a ship of one, (maybe less than half a dozen if the AO3 comments/kudos are anything to go by) but ship is not my be all and end all. (Especially since the Joe/Cecile things I wrote got barely more views than the Joe/Caitlin ones.)
But yes, Joe. Give me fic, give me icons. Make them Joe on his own, Joe/Cecile or Joe/Caitlin. But more Joe, please!

2. I miss being active on LJ/DW and chatting to people about fannish stuff. And non fannish stuff. So I'm hoping to be more active this year and would love new journals to read and communities to follow. So if anyone knows anything based on my interests or wants to friend me, go ahead!!!

3 . Fic or fic recs for any of the following pairs - Molly/Lestrade (Sherlock) , Diggle/Felicity (Arrow) , Luke Cage/Claire Temple (Luke Cage etc etc) ... I am trying to think of other pairings I like and cannot think of any, not because there aren't any but because my mind has gone blank. Basically, if it's a rare pair, I'm probably going to ship it because that's how my mind works so if there is anything out there, let me know!
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In your own space, post recs for at least three fanworks that you did not create. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


Fandom: Sleepy Hollow
Title : Shoqued
Author : Ambrosia Jones
Link : http://archiveofourown.org/works/3260720
So, back before Sleepy Hollow did the thing they did that killed the show in my and many other fans mind, there was this epic fic that explored the backstory of Abbie and Jenny's dad. As with so much in season three, I would argue that this is better than the show. It also has a little Frank/Jenny thrown in ( yet another thing the show done missed the boat on, as well as effing up Frank's storyline in general) and Daddy Mills is fancast as Dennis Haysbert. Now, James McDaniel, I love you, but face it, DENNIS HAYSBERT!!!

Fandom: Sherlock
Title: An Avalanche of Detour Signs
Author : gyzym
Link : http://archiveofourown.org/works/340976
Written before season three aired but fits in with canon up to them. Also resolves that cliffhanger better than the show did. It's over 50000 words of Molly Hooper fic, showing the first two seasons and more through her eyes and she falls in love with our favourite Detective Inspector along the way. It's beautiful and angsty and heartbreaking and perfectly in character and if you like Molly/Lestrade, you will never need to read another fic again after this.

Fandom: Luke Cage
Title: Night Nurse
Author : igrockspock
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/8819638
It is a mystery to me that after Luke Cage aired, there were not shed loads of Luke/Claire fic on AO3. (I side eye the fact that there is more Shades/Mariah up there. I side eye hard.) This is a lovely look at what Claire does post season one and it's a lot more than sit around and wait for Luke.

Fandom: Arrow
Title: Knight in Shining Armour
Author : SmoakScreen
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/3132662
Because Diggle/Felicity is the rare pair to end them all and this is awesome. Bodyguard AU where they're perfectly in character.
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Day 2

In your own space, share a book/song/movie/tv show/fanwork/etc that changed your life. Something that impacted on your consciousness in a way that left its mark on your soul. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


I saw this and said "changed my life"? Nothing's ever affected me that profoundly.

Then I thought.

Stargate SG1 was the first fandom that I got into online. I started watching the show in the year 2000 and the first ep I saw was Holiday which was a hoot because let's face it, I love a good body swap episode. (I love a bad body swap episode but that's another story). Knowing nothing about the relationships, I was convinced Sam and Daniel were a couple (sample dialogue - "come on, Daniel, you can't die on me now," to which a 'comatose' Daniel replies "It's nice to know you don't just like me for my looks" -- I have shipped for SO much less!) and was shocked when they weren't. An Internet search led me to the old Statisical Outliers site where I first encountered / met neonhummingbird and I joined mailing lists (back in the day, y'all!) for Sam/Daniel where I met other like minded people. It's also where I first posted fanfic, and read all of the Sam/Daniel stuff I could get my hands on. (We were a small crew, but when I think back on some of the doc written... Man, we were good! I mean of course, other people. Not me. *puts away my own trumpet*)

In 2000, I went to London for the SG2 con and after that, on the mailing lists, discovered that one of the girls from it had also been at the con. We, as well as two others from the list, all met up at SG3 the following year and did a lot more SG cons together in the years since. We don't meet up as much any more but when we do, it's always great fun and like no time has passed at all.

And of course, it was at one of those SG cons that I met my husband! We'll be married 9 years in June and our little girl just turned seven.

So there you have it - the fandom that changed my life.

ETA: How to link a username on dreamwidth?!
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So the challenge for today was 3 self recs. Which usually not my thing to do but hey ho. One of these is from 2015, the other two were both written in 2016 which it is still too early in the day to be calling last year! All three are from The Flash

Title: lost somewhere between now and then
Fandom : The Flash
Pairing: Joe West/Mama West (not Francine!)
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4963756

This was written between season one and two, before we knew anything about Francine and not to toot my own horn or anything but I prefer my story to the one they used in the show. This draws slightly from the comic arcs (which I haven't read, only seen referenced on message boards, so any mistakes are mine and don't go expecting total fidelity), features a quite out of character Rip Hunter (also written before LOT aired) and bounces between two timelines. I like the ending which might be the only bit that does fit in with the show continuity!

Title: Central City on the Edge of Forever
Fandom: The Flash
Pairing: Joe West/Caitlin Snow
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/7822975

This was my 2016 Het Big Bang and I love it so much. The premise came about when I wondered what would happen if Joe and Caitlin were the same age. Which led me to throwing Caitlin back in time 20 years through never explained hand wavey science and seeing what happened. People commented that they didn't expect the ending to be what it was, but in a good way, and I think that's one of my favourite parts of the story - I did intend to do something else with the ending but couldn't figure it out and then I thought "what if" and it changed the whole story, opened it up to Het Big Bang type proportions. The title is a play on the Classic Star Trek episode which i came up with after hearing a throwaway line in the season three finale of Sleepy Hollow, of all things. So at least one good thing came out of that clusterfuck.



Title: Dance You Into The Dawn
Fandom: The Flash
Pairing: Joe West/Caitlin Snow
Link : http://archiveofourown.org/works/8282906

On comment fic, a request was made for a Strictly Come Dancing AU and it was made on opening weekend when I was all Strictly-fied and also, and no-one believes me when I say this, but I have all my songs picked out for if I were ever to be on the show, I have a playlist on my iPod and after watching skating for years, hearing music and seeing dancing/skating is second nature to me. So sketching out a fic where I have Joe as a singer and Caitlin as a pro dancer was very easy because I could find songs for each dance fairly easily and then it was a matter of finding the story to go along with it. I was off work for nearly three weeks with a chest infection that would not quit when I was writing this and it may have saved my sanity a little.

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