Okay, Muppet and I are so excited about this, I have to share. A couple of minutes ago, Muppet was innocently brushing her teeth when I turned around and told her, "Hey, guess what? livii
recced you on calufrax
!" She ran over, going, "Really?!" and we had to stare at the entry
for a bit, then glorious rounds of hugging, squeeing, laughing, and toothbrush-dancing erupted.
If you haven't read her fic, go click on the link above ::points:: and check it out. Very cool.
And, to top that off, here's an object lesson in how reading fanfic helps us on our senior thesis papers:
So, I'm a history major, and my thesis is on the importance of Yeats' poetry, specifically "Easter 1916" to the Irish independence movement. I'm looking into the events that inspired the poem, the Easter Rebellion, or Easter Rising, of 1916. So, this morning I'm (re)reading a fic I had kind of forgotten about, that is partially set on Easter Day, 1916, in Dublin. The Doctor is telling Rose about Yeats, etc., and mentions that the poem was recited up and down the countryside. Now, of course, I know better than to take this at face value; I'll still have to do the research, but that gives me a solid direction, right? Yes.
It's a good