Have you ever read a fanfic that just had a very profound effect on you ?
two, especially, i’ve talked about them a couple of times before. there have been other ones that i definitely hold closely in my heart, but these are formative fanfictions.
the first one is switch by ceres_libera. it’s an academy era mckirk fic, told from bones’ perspective and it was one of the first proper fanfictions i read, right around the time i got into star trek. i project the backstory and characterisation that went into jim onto canon now, because it’s just fits seamlessly. the movie’s a movie and i respect that it moves at a quick pace and doesn’t have time to build but god, all i’ve ever wanted was more about jim kirk and how he reacts to the world, i want to find solace in him, and that fic allows me that.
the second one is presque vu by rageprufrock, an inception prequel fic and it’s just… fuck. not to be repetitive but the charactersation is something incredible, the way they wrote arthur, the way they fleshed out mal’s character, the way they introduced cobb and eames. inception as a movie means a lot to me in a mentally ill way, the idea that your world might not be real and fighting your way back from that anyway. i watched the movie earlier this year and cried and came across this beautifully-written heartbreaking fic which just made me ache inside, it just felt right.