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Came across a post on tumblr today requesting fics containing dubcon and was delighted to find a fic I hadn't read in years. And not just that, I think this might have been THE fic. You know. THE fic. The one that gets you into fandom. The one that convinces you to try more of this fanfiction business. The one that could have been made for you, were you not still just a lurking lurker who has no friends yet.

I wonder all the time: what if I hadn't read such good fics and never gotten into fandom and never found some really fucking amazing people?

I really don't know where I'd be right now.

A Hard-On For Violence is the fic, by the way. Is it any wonder teenage boys are my favourite (...trope in fandom, internet police, please sit back down)? This fic must have set the precedent for me (after being conditioned by years of Harry/Draco, Ron/Draco fic of course).

AND I HAD COMPLETELY FORGOTTEN ABOUT IT.

Anyway. There is no real point to this entry, I just felt like sharing my happy days and yay fic feeling.

Is there one particular fic that got you into Merlin fandom?

Also, [livejournal.com profile] carnivors, do you remember when we were discussing dark!Merlin a couple of months ago and I'm like, duuude, you have to read this one thing, it's totally fucked up and brilliant, and then I couldn't remember what it was? BOOM.

Date: 2012-03-17 03:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sonicbookmark.livejournal.com
I really don't know where I'd be right now.

Same here.
If I didn't have fandom and the people I've met through it to turn to I'd be lost.

I remember reading that fic!
It was probably one of the first ones I read as well (though I'm really not into dubcon so I didn't like it much).

Date: 2012-03-17 03:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kylezy.livejournal.com
Were you in another fandom before this one?

Do you remember the first fic you loved in Merlin fandom?

/nosy

Date: 2012-03-19 02:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sonicbookmark.livejournal.com
I suppose you could say I was in the Due South fandom, but I didn't interact with anyone else in it.
It was a looooooong time ago (twelve years or more maybe) and I didn't even know what fandom was. I just found some stories on the net about a show I liked watching, thought "HEY THIS IS COOL", and started reading.

As for the first fic I loved in the Merlin fandom I have no idea!
Really, with my memory that's like asking me to remember my own birth.

Date: 2012-03-17 05:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] plumora.livejournal.com
This got me thinking about some of the first EVER fanfics I read. They were... not good. I distinctly remember one that was on some kind of fansite for Hermione/Emma Watson and it was so OOC and LONG but I printed the whole damn thing out. And even a few years later I would share it with friends at school... jeez. Sometimes I do wonder about old fanfics or old sites from my earlier days, or the people from back then.

And then I move on because man that was an embarrassing time of my life.

Anyway, I could stop rambling and tell you I think it's cool you were able to find that fic again! It's kind of cool to see how your perceptions change over time... For me, there's always a period of purity at the beginning of getting into something, where I may like the character dynamics while watching or reading, and then feel hesitant to delve into the actual fandom/fanfic, but then BAM before I know it I'm reading porn of everyone and wondering how I ever DIDN'T want that. And once again the balance is restored to nature.

Date: 2012-03-18 12:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kylezy.livejournal.com
Ahaha, yes, I've done some printing in my day too XD Oh, the days of crappy geocities webpages. Where would we be today but for them?

Was HP your first foray into fiction then? Mine was Hanson back in '97/8. OH GOD.

That's interesting you feel hesitant, I've never had that, though I never specifically go searching for fanfic in the beginning, I've always just stumbled across it.

Oh, porn fic about characters we love. You're the best *sigh*

Date: 2012-03-17 09:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katie-andrew.livejournal.com
I feel like such a loser when people ask this question because I honestly don't remember. :(

I need a memory scanner for serious.

I don't remember which was my first Merlin fic or even my first HP fic. I remember that the first fic I read in The Eagle fandom was http://faeryqueen07.livejournal.com/53109.html. omg, that was almost exactly one year ago. Don't know what my first Inception fic was either - probably something by someone also in Merlin.

Date: 2012-03-18 01:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kylezy.livejournal.com
No okay, I didn't remember either, that's why I was so excited last night! I mean, obviously I don't know FOR SURE this was the one (just searched my LJ entries from back then and I was posting about Merlin before that fic was published, so it clearly wasn't the first one EVER), but I remember loving it and it is almost exactly the sort of fic I adore and and and I don't know, I was just really excited to have found something I'd completely forgotten about, you know?

Next fandom you get into, bookmark the fics you love so you have ~memories!

Date: 2012-03-18 01:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katie-andrew.livejournal.com
Damn it, I've been looking through my bookmarks and rereading things for TWENTY MINUTES NOW. Your fault.

I really can't decide which I read first or if it was another one completely that I just bookmarked waaaay after the fact (which I bet it is).

Righto. :)

Date: 2012-03-18 01:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katie-andrew.livejournal.com
Shit. Just realized I don't know my first bandom fic either. :(((

Date: 2012-03-17 10:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carnivors.livejournal.com
omggggg COULDN'T YOU HAVE WAITED TO FIND THIS I'M SUPPOSED TO BE STUDYING FOR MIDTERMS

ugh but. yeah, merlin was one of those fandoms i got into specifically because i had read some fantastic fic and wanted to know more about the canon. it's still probably the fandom i've read the most fic for.

Date: 2012-03-18 01:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kylezy.livejournal.com
Midterm shmidterm, this is motherfucking dark Merlin.

Really? I didn't know that, I would have said HP for you!

Date: 2012-03-19 04:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vinca15.livejournal.com
I GET LIKE THIS EVERY TIME I LISTEN TO THE STROKES.

omg dude, LIFE.
but I guess we'd probably super love some other dumb show/movie/band/book and there'd be cool people there too and another, BUT WHAT IF.

this (http://giselleslash.livejournal.com/267417.html#cutid1) is the first one I read. I totes attacked the mxa link on her sidebar after I read it. MEMORIESSSS.

those fics are so mean. =(

Date: 2012-03-19 05:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kylezy.livejournal.com
Life, bro. Like, wow.

Date: 2012-03-19 04:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] openmoments.livejournal.com
Oh god. That first fic was hot as fucking fuck. YOU ALWAYS FIND THE BEST THINGS! ♥

Date: 2012-03-19 05:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kylezy.livejournal.com
:D Glad you liked it, bb!

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