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Day 13

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you did not create.

Yes! This gives me an opportunity to share my lovely good fortune from Day 2's bounty. See, karma, it's a ~thing~. ♥

Firstly, the all things lovely [personal profile] venturous made this amazing piece for me:

♥♥♥ Ben and Chewie!! ♥♥♥

And I also got icons!

From the love of my life, [ profile] capitu

And from a random stranger [ profile] reeby10

And another random awesome person recommended a Star Wars fic that was all sorts of lovely:

The Right Path (4960 words) by TardisIsTheOnlyWayToTravel
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015), Star Wars - All Media Types
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Luke Skywalker, Anakin Skywalker, Leia Organa, Han Solo, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ben Solo
Additional Tags: Spoilers, So many spoilers really, AU, Force Ghosts, Kid Fic, Family, Fix-It

It's hard to idolise Darth Vader when his Force ghost tells you how awful his life was.

(The one where Anakin's Force ghost keeps Ben on the straight and narrow, and everything works out okay.)

(SPOILERS for the new movie!)

So much lovely, I don't even know how to express my gratitude! ♥♥

Day 14

In your own space, share your love for something fannish: a trope, cliché, kink, motif, theme, format, or fandom.

So many choices. But, let's talk about fanvids.

I have can spend DAYS AND DAYS watching fanvids. I love them. I love fan made original content like Potter Puppet Pals, Only Leigh and The Lizzie Bennett Diaries (sort of fanmade-ish). I love celebrity shenanigans, behind the scenes, bloopers and clips from chat shows and whatnot. But what I really love is fanvids: story told with artistically chosen clips and music. I could seriously just watch vid after vid (true story, this post has taken hours because of that very reason) and I could just link my favorite, or the most disturbing one I just found (while trying to compile vids for this post). But we could be here all night, so I'll pick a theme, a trope, a what-have-you.

Seriously, every fandom has a "This is War" video. EVERY FANDOM.
My favorite is:

But there's also:
A Doctor Who one
Another Doctor Who one solely for "A Good Man Goes to War"
An Avengers one
A Star Wars one (this one is for TFA alone and is, of couse, spoilerific. There are (as you can imagine) about a gazillion Star Wars This is War vids.
A Lord of the Rings one The Wartasticest one of all.
And to prove that it doesn't have to be a fandom about War exactly:
A Criminal Minds one
And of course:

Warning: Do not watch all these vids at once or you will more than likely wind up really hating that song. Thankfully, I loved it a lot when I started this exercise, so now I only mildly dislike it. ;)

Day 15

In your own space, talk about what you're taking away from this challenge. Did you learn something? Did you interact with new people? Or did you try out different fandoms or formats or relationships? What's changed between Day 1 and Day 15 of this challenge?

It's said, that it takes 3 weeks to turn a behavior into a habit, so this was a great start to make a few things habits. The habit to be here and participate in fandom in many different ways, the habit to think about things in new ways, to reach out to new people and the habit to not take things to overly serious all the time. To take time to concentrate on the positive, to tell people that you love them while you still can and to cherish the little things.


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