"I would like you to comment with a link to a single fannish creation you have produced in SPN fandom: fic, art, vid, batch of icons, meta. Just one piece you have created in this fandom that pleases you personally."
"...But that inspired me to wonder what stories of other people's please you? More specifically:
- What's your go-to story(s)? Those ones you have bookmarked/mem'd/have on a list somewhere and just can read over and over?
- What's that story(s) that hit you like a punch in the gut? Made you say, woah, didn't see that coming?
- What's that story that made you say, yeah, this writer just gets it - just sees the characters the way I do/wrote that story I wanted to/seemingly pried that right out of my head?
- What's that story(s) that first sucked you into a fandom/first story you read in a fandom?"
Anyway, it's been a long road since I was in fandom. I took several years off to delve into Dark Shadows fandom, and what a wonderful time I had there. My frustrations with that fandom mainly had to do with the lack of sharing and the lack of creativity. Oh sure, people did stuff, but it was very isolated, and we as a fandom were, apparently, mostly interested in the actors who came to the festivals. Fine and good, and very exciting, at first. I sure did love watching fan's faces when they met thus and such actor for the first time.
But I am glad to be back where I can talk about people having sex with one another without getting shushed!