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Day 2

In your own space, share a book/song/movie/tv show/fanwork/etc that changed your life. Something that impacted on your consciousness in a way that left its mark on your soul. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

The first fanwork that comes to mind is I Had No Idea I Had Been Traveling, by RM and kalichan. It's this beautiful, sprawling epic fic series that spans Davies-era Doctor Who and Torchwood: Jack/Ianto mostly, but so much more. To be honest, most of the reason I watched Torchwood was so I could read this.

In my head, it feels like Sandman, the way a piece of art steps across the landscape and leaves everything changed afterwards. It's not like I hadn't read fanfiction before (I'd been doing so for many years when I came across it), but this series blasted my horizons wide open to what a determined author could do with the canon gives you and expand upon it more than the show ever could. It is queer, kinky, and deeply, achingly true, and I am grateful for it.

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Date: 2017-01-02 09:16 pm (UTC)
such_heights: jack harkness saluting (who: jack [salute | indiexicons])
From: [personal profile] such_heights
Augh, yes, that fic is just breathtaking. One of the big highlights of being in Torchwood fandom was getting to know so many ridiculously talented authors like those two.

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Date: 2017-01-03 05:22 am (UTC)
kiki_eng: black and white, a man in a suit stands in an office building at night, his back to the viewer (Torchwood) (Ianto in an office)
From: [personal profile] kiki_eng
In my head, it feels like Sandman, the way a piece of art steps across the landscape and leaves everything changed afterwards.
That is a beautiful sentence - thanks for writing it, and reccing that fanwork, I'm adding it to what is my increasingly large "to read" list.