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Day 11

Stretch yourself a little and try something new. Go play in a new fandom or with a new pairing or trope. Try creating a different kind of fanwork. Or check out some types of fanworks that are new to you. (The recs from Day 1, Day 3, and Day 9 might be a good place to start!) Leave a comment in this post saying you did it.


I've been in online fandom for...well, if it was a kid, it'd be in uni. So there's not a whole lot out there I haven't given a try. I ended up sticking with fanfic, because reading is pretty much my favorite thing ever, but in a fandom for a non-fantasy, non-SF book: L.M. Montgomery's The Blue Castle. No particular reason, it just happened to be what my brain came up with for random association. Found a dozen or so fics on A03 (what IS it with me and the teeny fandoms lately?) and these are the four that really stood out:

A Mouse Gnawing in Her Chest, by Thia
Summary: In a shameful, private little corner of her heart, Cecily raised up an altar to unbeautiful, skittish, kind Valancy Stirling.
A sweet and sad short fic about need and unrequited love.

Moonlight Shining, by Amyfortuna
Summary: Barney remembers a night long ago, the first night after his marriage to Valancy.
I like first-time fics, and this is a lovely one, reading like a real love story and not a Harlequin. Unusually, both parties are virgins and even more unusually, it's told from the man's point of view.

Muskegee Twilight, by Sangerin
Summary: Secrets fell from each girl's lips to float out on the grey summer air.
An absolute tearjerker about a canon death. How the artist managed that in only 100 words I don't know.

Nor Custom Stale, by slightlykylie
Summary: Another look at Olive Stirling.
This is an excellent behind-the-scenes look at a character who is intentionally one-dimensional in the book, where she serves as a foil to the protagonist. The protagonist was always harangued to be more like her cousin Olive: here we see the mirror of that her cousin experienced.
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A Mouse Gnawing in Her Chest by Thia (Jennaria)
Categories: F/F, F/M | Rating: Teen and Up
Summary: In a shameful, private little corner of her heart, Cecily raised up an altar to unbeautiful, skittish, kind Valancy Stirling.

Moonlight Shining by Amyfortuna
Category: F/M | Rating: Explicit
Summary: Barney remembers a night long ago, the first night after his marriage to Valancy.

Muskegee Twilight by Sangerin
Category: F/F | Rating: General Audiences
Summary: Secrets fell from each girl's lips to float out on the grey summer air.

Nor Custom Stale by slightlykylie
Category: Gen | Rating: General Audiences
Summary: Another look at Olive Stirling.

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