Friday 20 April 2018

Friday Fics Fix - Show Your Scars

Fanfiction's gonna change the wooooooooorld! XD

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Cos fic authors - nerds, fangirls, fanboys, and non-binary fan folks - look at the stigma and the cr*p of previous generations, and say NO!

No to stigma on mental health. No to body image stigma. No to silence on sh** that hurts people!

*takes a deep breath*

I have to be careful not to amp this up too much. It is, after all, 'just' a fanfic.

But it's 'just' a fanfic which says we're not gonna judge people for their struggles.

It's 'just' a fanfic which looks at the tolls - the emotional ups and downs - of life, and says, 'we're gonna discuss this.'

It takes a strong character - Dr Who as played by David Tennant - and shows his vulnerability.

It doesn't over-romanticise it, sugar-coat it, or place it in a neat box labelled 'emotional trauma' which can be taken down off the shelf or placed back on it according to plot requirements.

(Ok, I'm in a strange mood, and I openly admit to rambling, but humour me. 😅)

Not that this fic is perfect: it's not.

Some of the dialogue is clunky. Some of the plotting is awkward at best.

But that's ok. Lord knows, I've read bestsellers that do a worse effing job than this! Lol.

Oh, and a BIG WARNING: this fic deals with self-harm and suicidal thoughts as a major theme. Be careful while reading my nerdlets, you matter - take care of yourselves!

This week's fic, then, is:

So, have you read any world-saving fics lately? Do you think fan media is braver than mainstream media? (Ooh! Controversial! 😉) Talk to me nerdlets! 😎💬

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  1. oh yes I do think fan media is braver than mainstream media! Anything mainstream has been tampered with and "corrupted" to make it appeal to the masses ;-)

    1. Hehe, hell yeah! XD That's that Bookish Rebel spirit! XD


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