Hi everyone, I'm Claudia and I'll be with you this week. If last week DPPs and the rewatch are any indication, it seems 2012 has started well in our little corner of the world. That makes me truly happy. :)
Fic is a fundamental part of fandom. More than thinky discussions and vids and manips and all those other lovely activities and games we all enjoy so much, it’s the stories that keep the flame alive. They fix what canon did wrong, they spell out what canon only implied, they fill in the blanks canon left behind, they go where canon would never dare go, they throw canon out the window and create whole new universes where our beloved characters can do pretty much anything.
Perhaps the buzz has dwindled, as I have sometimes heard people regret. But what we may now lack in numbers we certainly make up for in talent and creativity. We, as a fandom, are truly privileged to have so many amazingly talented storytellers amongst us. Some are not active anymore but their creations still inspire and move us (daphnaea , stars_like_dust, just to name a couple).Like Starbuck, they won’t be forgotten. Some continue to keep our favorite characters and our ship alive with their unrelenting creativity (sci_fi_shipper ,taragel, kag523 and so many others ). And let’s not forget the new voices out there. They have just arrived but have already left their mark (apodixis and letterstonorah , for example).
We often rec their stories time and time again. As we should, of course. Each and every one of them has a unique voice and , at least for me , it is impossible to pick a favorite. That’s not what today is about. Today is about praising and being thankful. These amazing writers are the heart and soul of fandom. Without them we wouldn’t be here.
So, as we begin a new week in a still brand new year, what I propose today is that we take a moment to thank them for their past creations, to cheer them on their present endeavors and to help energize them for a new year of writing, creativity and pilot loving. How? Think of an unforgettable writer. Initiate a thread dedicated to said writer . Tell us why they are unforgettable and send them your love. (You don’t need to rec any of their stories, but if you feel the need to do so, nobody will complain. ;)
Have a wonderful week, everyone and let’s spread the love!!!!