This week I had the pleasure of a discussion about fanfiction over dinner with three of my favourite ladies.We'd all come from fanfiction, albeit vastly different fandoms. We talked about the sheer joy of writing fanfic. Putting the kids to bed and writing late into the night to get the next chapter finished. I loved writing a chapter at a time, posting it and getting the comments and feedback. That instant buzz was something I really missed when I started original fiction.
|This is the moment I discovered fanfiction. The two Captain Jack's dancing together.|
Fandom on LiveJournal was a revelation. So many people discussing their favourite actors (or whatever the fandom), arguing episodes, overthinking way too much on every wink, every look across the crowded room from the OTP (one true pairing). I finally felt at home there for the first time in years and I loved slash. I read fanfic way before I even watched many of the programmes. Some of the authors were the best I've ever read, especially from the Supernatural fandom.
|This still remains one of my favourite Jensen and Jared pictures.|
It's been years since I was in a fandom. Too many things took over and I found my replacement community on Facebook, but I haven't forgotten the friends I made, or the words that poured out of me like nothing would stop them. I miss that brief period of time. I miss those words...