Jan. 18th, 2017

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Well, Day 4 is an ongoing challenge (interacting with someone) - I'm trying to reach out, based on common interests. I mean, I've complained often enough that the journaling community is dead or at least dying, and things like the [community profile] snowflake_challenge and Yuletide really prove that's not true at all. Time to expand horizons!

So, Day 5:

In your own space, post recs for at least three fanworks that you did not create
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Alrighty. These fandoms are kind of all over the place.  But so am I, so it works out.

Hungry Ghosts by [archiveofourown.org profile] SignificantOtter (Zootopia, Judy/Nick) - You know, what I was hoping would happen with The X-Files revival last year was what ended up actually happening in the nascent Zootopia fandom. A wide variety of shipping stories, yes, but a good smattering of solid casefiles, too. This was one of the best of the early casefiles that were posted, and is still a favorite. What I said at the time: "A tense, creepy casefile fic, with an easygoing relationship aspect and incredibly well-drawn OCs. Highly recommended." It is pretty dark, though not the darkest by any means, and it ends well. Part of a series, but doesn't need the other stories in the series to be understood or enjoyed.

Not words, not music or rhyme I want, only the hum of your valvèd voice by [archiveofourown.org profile] emmadelosnardos (Mercy Street, Jed/Mary) - The show comes back for a second season on Sunday, but honestly, the fic that resulted from the first season was more than enough to tide over a fan.  Emmadelosnardos is hands down one of the best authors in this fandom, and this epic story - which ventures wildly AU, and is going to be jossed so hard, but who cares, you know - is damn near the magnum opus of said fandom.  I adore every word and have reread it for mere comfort a dozen times since it was posted.

West by [archiveofourown.org profile] Edonohana (The Stand) - This story.  THIS STORY.  This was my Yuletide gift in 2013.  I would have listed it first here, except that I think it is one of those stories that, once you've read it, you really can't read much else for awhile.  You have to let it sit, and then go back for a second helping.  The premise is that, instead of Stu, Larry, Glen, and Ralph heading west for Vegas in the final act of The Stand, it is Fran Goldsmith, Nadine Cross, Lucy Swann, and Sue Stern.  It is a story, you see, that puts the ladies in the spotlight, ladies who, in various ways, are really given the short stick in King's narrative.  As much as I love the original, what [personal profile] rachelmanija and [personal profile] kore accomplished here more or less blew it out of the water.  "West" is not terribly long, but so much is packed in - I am truly in awe of how this came together.  Do you need to have read the novel?  Well, yeah, I think so, because this is essentially the end of the book, reimagined, so context is important.  But you could probably get by without it if you have a love for Women Being Amazing During the Apocalypse.  Y'all, the richness of this work cannot be overstated.  Highly, HIGHLY recommend.

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