So, to no one's surprise more than mine, I suddenly find myself in a fandom! How did that happen? I don't even remember the last time I devoured fic (and one of the joys of finding a well-established fandom is that there's SO MUCH FIC, of course, one of the problems is trying to hunt down the good fic amongst the deluge).
Oh, and it's Avengers, if you were wondering.
It started out quietly. I rented (yes, people still rent movies, thank you, RedBox) Avengers one weekend, because I remembered I'd really liked it. I still did! Then the next weekend I rented Captain America and Iron Man 2. Not long after that, topaz119
posted a bunch of fic recs, some of which were Avengers stories, so I clicked through and read a few, and that was pretty much the beginning of the end. Or, well, really, the beginning of the beginning.( Read on for more nattering...Collapse )
This is really my first time spending any significant time over on AO3 (I had signed up for an account a while ago, with some vague idea about posting all my old fic over there just for the hell of it and archive purposes, but had pretty much never used it), and I love that you can mark stories to read for later, and subscribe to find out when a WIP is updated, and make your own bookmarks, and if you love a story you can click on the author's name to see all his or her OTHER stories, plus the stories he or she recommends. It's helping me navigate my way through the morass, somewhat.
So, um, yeah. Yay, fandom! I'm excited, I'm having fun, and I guess I need to go get some new icons! So far I've pretty much just been reading fic, but if you're into Avengers fandom and have some communities here on LJ to recommend, I'd be happy to know! And story, recs, of course.